[sticky entry] Sticky: Fic master list

Mar. 14th, 2011 01:59 pm
ysobel: (attacked by a pencil scribble)
Here is a list of fic that I have written since 2005. The list is not guaranteed to be complete, and does not include snippets that were never officially published. Some pre-2005 work is still available; see the end for details.

This list does not include spoiler warnings, content warnings, or any other kind of warnings or tags. (This is not an attempt to be insensitive; rather, I haven't found a warning/tagging method that works for me, or that I have been able to maintain with any reliability.) I give word counts where I know it, and note remixes and crossovers, but that's it.

Fics are sorted by fandom, then by date (old to new).

My AO3 account (here) overlaps this list; not everything on AO3 is listed here, and not everything here is on AO3. One of these days I will get around to fixing that. Maybe.

fandoms: Buffy, Firefly, Harry Potter, Heroes, Lord of the Rings, Merlin, Numb3rs, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek AOS, Star Wars TPM, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Vagrant Story, White Collar, X-Men (First Class), and misc )

This list is up to date as of May 3, 2015
ysobel: (batman)
I finally figured out how to get my iPad/phone to let me say "fucking" and "fuck" without duckifying it.


Aug. 21st, 2016 09:41 pm
ysobel: (easily distracted)
Apparently I forgot to do duolingo yesterday.

Thank fuck for streak freeze, is all I have to say.

(620 and counting.)
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I've been collecting audiobooks faster than I can listen, mainly because I don't want to drain my phone battery, and I only use my iPad at night, and audiobooks are great for getting to sleep but, because of that, I don't really follow the story because I keep falling asleep.

It just occurred to me today that my computer runs win10. Which does apps. And while I don't have (and can't use) a touchscreen monitor, not all windows apps require touchscreen.

So I downloaded the Audible app. Fuck yeah.

(Plus, audiobooks are better than tv for doing while crocheting, because there's no visual component.)


Aug. 11th, 2016 02:15 pm
ysobel: (Default)
- doctor says my vit D levels are "fine" and I don't need to see her sooner than next month's appointment, & in the meantime take 1000-2000/day as maintenance. am doing 2k, and need to figure out if "a low end cut-off value of 30 ng/mL is considered to be appropriate for use in patients with disorders of bone and mineral metabolism per Endocrine Society guidelines." applies to FOP (i.e. whether it's "patients with disorders of (bone) and (mineral metabolism)" or "patients with disorders of (bone and mineral) metabolism".

- am under high stress right now -- biggest issue is that my roommate will be gone for 10 days; I have one of my aides set to stay overnight for that period but I'm still freaking out, because my roommate understands me in a way a lot of RL people don't, and I won't have her emotional support *and* there's no safety net if my aides flake or get sick, plus I’ll have to figure out dinners (she usually takes care of those); she’s going to be gone again in September for even longer -- and having frequent panic attacks and crying meltdowns

- which of course meant it was the ~perfect~ time to ask for feedback on an idea I've been playing with about tutoring math, because I'm in the ~best~ mental place to hear things like "yo not qualified to tutor K-12" and similar. oh yeah. brainweasels are having a field day.

- really need to get a coloring station set up so I can access supplies without help. I have a tv tray on wheels that needs raising and clearing off (of non-coloring stuff) but I only think of it when no one's around to help

Oh, Welsh

Aug. 7th, 2016 09:38 pm
ysobel: (welsh)
Phrase: fy ngŵr (my husband)

Fy, separately, sounds as "fuh" but with a short vowel
Mgŵr, separately, sounds like "shoor"

Fy ngŵr as a phrase? "imoor" (or kind of like a Yorkshire accent saying th'moor but without the th sound, just the 'moor bit)

::insert "that's not how the force works" gif::

(Yes I know I have no room to complain because English is worse, but...)

(Ps 607 day streak, yo)
ysobel: (Default)
Got my serum D levels tested today. After 8 weeks of 50k iU/week, *and getting tested less than 24h after the last dose*, I am all the way up to (drumroll please) ... 25.6.

(The doctor who looked at it says that it's "in good range" -- which I question because it says *right there* that 20 is the cutoff for *healthy* population and 30 is recommended as low end for "patients with disorders of bone and mineral metabolism" and I don't know whether that's disorders of either mineral metabolism or bone, in which case fop counts, or bone-or-mineral metabolism, in which case it doesn't, but even so it's pretty low, just not quite as bad -- and I should "continue at my current intake" which is lol because I only had 8 weeks worth. But I will send a message to my doctor and ask where we go next.)

I'm not sure if it's low enough any more to fully explain why I feel like crap, but I'm kinda oddly relieved it isn't super high.


Aug. 3rd, 2016 08:35 pm
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iOS now has a night shift option, baking the screen amber-shifted either when you toggle it or on a scheduled basis.

I might actually bother updating my iPad for this.

eta (the following morning) omg that was a pain. Persistent 3194 errors -- rebooted computer and updated iTunes, got a 12 error, then it finally worked ... but by that point had to restore the ipad from backup (at least I backed up before doing anything!) and restoring is taking forever argh *adds tag*
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Saw Star Trek today. Too many feels -- especially Anton but also nimoy and George takei's response to the sulu thing -- to properly enjoy.

I loled at the assassins creed preview though. And a remake of mag7?


Jul. 25th, 2016 07:16 pm
ysobel: Pink bunny (bunny comics), drawing a bunny (art)
...this may be of interest to some of you! (usual kickstarter caveat applies, in that the product isn't guaranteed despite being funded, but.)

Lazy-Ass Cats: A Coloring Book for Adults - http://kck.st/2aa2Yk1 -- 22 days left
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I have this annoying thing going on where I will be tired during the day, and looking forward to going to bed, and as we're doing the going-to-bed thing I'm generally sleepy and having trouble remembering words and --

-- and I get in bed and a few minutes later, BAM, wide awake with my brain going "let's do stuff let's watch Netflix or play games or something whee".

For hours.

I know I "should" just try to sleep anyway, but the compulsion to do things is like an unignorable itch that just ... I can't fight it. And I don't know how much is psychological and how much is physical, how much is "ooh I'm actually comfortable let's stretch this out as long as we can" and how much is an aversion to sleep and how much is aversion to the period where you're not asleep yet but nrainwasps keep buzzing around and I have to distract myself.

It's fucking frustrating, and makes me feel like I'm failing at adulting.

Tonight's especially bad because earlier today I didn't just have the usual fatigue, I was actually sleepy, with the gritty feeling to my eyes that comes with way too little sleep, and I went to bed four hours ago and I'm not asleep. because that's how much I suck
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Dude, I just had a revelation

You know how sometimes cats freak out at nothing?

*They're totally seeing Pokemon*
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I have been edumacamated about not needing to worry about gyms yet because I'm still low level and I need to just concentrate on levelling up for now. Which makes me feel a bit better.

My current highest level mons are a 230cp growlithe, a 219cp rhyhorn, and a 172 pidgeotto. The pidge was an evolve, the other two were captures, and none have been levelled up. Ans I just hit level 8 today woo.
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FYI -- I will probably be talking about Pokemon a fair amount in the near future. I will be tagging entries, and I won't be offended if those of you who are in "omg why can't people stfu about this game" mode filter out relevantly tagged entries.


so I've been playing Pokemon Go at a casual level

(grabbing stuff while I walk yahtzee or while I'm being driven someplace, grabbing Pokemon that I come across but not going out of my way and with a self imposed rule of no more than 5 pokeballs trying to capture a mon)

and there's been a lot of chatter about PG and accessibility -- since it's basically a Pokemon themed fitness app, so people with disabilities are at best falling behind everyone else progress wise and at worst not able to play

which I've been lucky about because I live in a urban area, there are Pokemon and Pokestops that are accessible on days when I can get out, I have no RL friends to compare myself to, and I'm super casual

but right now I'm kind of pissed off because *i can't use gyms*. (Basically, arena for fighting someone else's Pokemon.) The gym defenders around here have cp (combat points) of 500-1200; my strongest has 153 and gets wiped out immediately (and even at friendly gyms you get no benefit from being smashed by the opponent's first move).

and I don't know why this is bothering me since I can still do the collection thing but it's just kind of isolating

(And one of my other games, which is sort of similar in concept to Pokemon (not PG, just general Pokemon) in the "collect monsters, level them up, fight other monsters" sense, is doing a promotion for a special bonus pack you can buy -- a guaranteed high level monster plus a scroll to awaken the monster plus some in-game currency stuff - for "only" $30. And I have this thing about not wanting to spend money on impulse buys in game, but it's so damn tempting, but there are better things to spend money on, and it's just making me cranky)


Jul. 14th, 2016 09:29 pm
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Apparently I blew my mom's mind with the concept of aphantasia.

I mentioned it offhand as part of telling her about a thing yesterday that involved a guided meditation -- which has never worked for me, but now I at least know why -- and I could practically hear her thoughts screech to a halt, and she spent twenty minutes asking me about various things and going "huh".

The best metaphor I was able to come up with was -- the number 1 has a visual representation but there also is the concept of one, and I can hold in my mind the concept of one-ness but don't get a numeral or a word or a representational dot. So I can have the concept of a tree or beach or sunset in my mind, but there's no image.

(I do have the aural equivalent of visualization, though most often it manifests as uncontrolled earworms, not deliberately generated sense memory. I also do dream in images, which isn't true for all aphantasics but isn't uncommon either, since again it's a conscious vs unconscious divide.)

My mom was just ... floored by the whole thing. I guess if my revelation/discovery about people actually being able to see things is like someone who's colorblind being told red and green are actually different for other people, she's allowed to be surprised at colorblindness existing.
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For those of y'all who like inclusive SF:


Three years ago, we launched a Kickstarter to fund an anthology of historical speculative fiction, telling the stories of people who had been marginalized throughout history. The overwhelming success of that project - both the initial fundraising and the critical praise and sales upon release - showed how important it is to tell these stories, how badly they are needed.

Now we want to continue telling these stories, giving voice to those whom history has neglected, ignored or erased. And this time, we'll focus on young people - all protagonists are under the age of 18.

27 hours left -- it's funded, so will definitely succeed, but it can succeed better ...
ysobel: (learning german)
I was golding up some Welsh skills, because I'm obsessive this way.

"Dw i'n hoffi coffi" translates to "I like coffee". Word-wise it's basically "Am I liking coffee"

"Dw i'n hoffi coffi da" translates to "I like good coffee," Welsh does adjectives after the noun (so good coffee is "coffi da", literally "coffee good", rather than *da coffi.)

Except my brain wanted to parse it first as "I like coffee, yes", and then as "I like coffee here", before being willing to settle on the correct one. (Russian and German uses of "da", rather than Wrlsh.)

...I keep being tempted to really confuse my brain by double-duoing, but maybe I shouldn't, lol.
ysobel: (welsh)
Today I learned welsh for sea, ocean, Pacific, Atlantic, North, and Mediterranean.

It seems like bodies of water are all Môr (sea) and cefnfor (ocean) is for nonspecific use like I swim in the ocean.

I will never remember Tawel, Canoldit, or Iwerydd, but I did find it interesting that for the Pacific Ocean, Môr Tawel, tawel translates to quiet, and for the Mediterranean, Môr y Canoldir, canoldir also translates as midland or inland. Duo didn't tell me either of those, I looked them up.

I am baffled, though. This unit is Countries, though I'd've called it geography since it covered continents and oceans as well as countries, but one of the sentences I got?

"Do you want new tights?"

ysobel: (wow: ooh shiny)

I have $37 of stuff in my Steam cart

(spore complete, undertale, stardew valley, catlateral damage, unium)

I don’t even know if I can play them because mobility and hand issues

but shiny want-y games!


*removes SV, stares at remaining $25*

*adds primordia, tiny bang story, please don't touch anything, eyes $31 total*

ysobel: (Default)
I am in need of a new mouse; current one (evoluent vertical) is dying and also ergonomically bad for me (yes it's an ergonomic mouse, but I'm a special snowflake).

What I need:
* because of mobility restrictions, I'm looking at things that don't move -- so trackballs or joysticks. Small touchpads might work, I don't know.
* because same, dual-hand or lefthanded
* scroll wheel preferred but not required (current mouse's scroll hasn't worked for two years
* PC running Windows 10.

Anyone have suggestions, recommendations, anti-recs, advices, etc?


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