[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

Woo hands

May. 24th, 2016 10:05 pm
ysobel: (Default)
Saw hand pt today. She is awesome.

Interesting tidbit: she thinks / is fairly sure that I have some form of hypermobility (apparently crackling achy finger joints is a clue), which is a nice confirmation of my own suspicions. Not that I can prove hypermobility at this point, but. (I also realized today that some of my pseudo-mobility, e.g. Arm movement wren shoulders are fused , may be because of hypermobile/stretchy bits.)

She made an awkward disapprovey face when I mentioned crochet though.

Anyway I have compression gloves (in fashionable beige) and a shiny new nighttime brace:

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Draft of message to my doctor (and yes I plan on finding a new gp).
Comments welcome

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i go through phases of obsessively listening to the same musical for days/weeks at a stretch. Current obsession is Secret Garden. Which holds a weird place in my heart, because I love it, but I hate Magic Cure narratives, but a large part of the problem with Colin was not actual disability so much as fear thereof -- everyone so afraid of him being ill that they didn't let him be healthy.

But there is still a part of me that wants to rewrite it without a Magic Cure. Where, yes, getting outside is good for him, and play is good for him, and companions are good for him, but he's still disabled, still limited. Where he's not running around by the end of it, where the garden is a refuge where his disability doesn't matter rather than where it doesn't exist. Where healing comes not from "getting well" but from becoming himself.

Woo splint

May. 18th, 2016 08:03 pm
ysobel: (Default)
Look what I has now!

Astonishing note: the doctor (hand-specialist orthopedic surgeon) not only *read* my chart but *understood* it (and the implications of FOP for trigger finger treatment). I was pleasantly surprised. I have also been referred to pt for more splinting (one for night that covers the knuckle joint, as well as a better pinky splint that I might actually wear omg), and possibly for topical steroid treatment (which isn't the primary treatment for trigger finger but the only one that won't trigger, pun intended, any FOP reaction).

oval splint )
ysobel: (welsh)
Remember when I was first learning welsh, and one of the words was "Plis" for please, and I speculated that it was a combination of welsh borrowing English loanwords, and duo starting with easy variants!

Today I got a phrase that duo glossed as "please".

"Os gwelwch chi'n dda"


I like plis better, lol

(i mean, it's not like English doesn't have complicated ways of saying please too -- "if it's not too much trouble" is a sort of indirect please -- but yikes. I'm never going to remember that!)

Okay, uh

May. 11th, 2016 10:10 pm
ysobel: (Default)
Yo-Yo Ma is fucking amazing.

Serious magic there. I am in awe.
ysobel: (Default)
So because I can't feed myself ice cream, and because I'm weird and awkward about asking other people for help, when I have a tub of ice cream it tends to sit around for a while before getting finished off.

Tonight I was still hungry after dinner so I decided to polish off the coffee ice cream that had been in there for a while. And, er.

It was liquid.

Not melted. Cold. It wasn't even in the freezer door where it might have been only semi frozen. It was in the middle of the freezer. Amidst frozen stuff. And it was cold the way just out of the freezer ice cream should be--

--and it was *liquid*. Runnier than milkshakes. The consistency of room temp ice cream.

I had a confuzzled, but ate it anyway. Because ice cream.

Now, a few hours later, I'm starting to get nervous about what if it had gone bad and that's why the texture was weird, what if I get sick from it, what if I wake up at 2am vomiting, what if what if what if. (The fact that it tasted fine doesn't necessarily mean much; once I drank an Odwalla beverage that was a few days out of date but refrigerated and normal tasting, and that evening was throwing up from it, because bacteria don't always taste bad.)

Googling didn't help. Googling rarely helps when the question involves getting sick.

ysobel: (welsh)
I'm confused, welshwise.

Dydy Owen ddim eisiau pannas = Owen doesn't want parsnips.
Mae Owen eisiau pannas = Owen wants parsnips
Ydy Owen eisiau pannas? = Does Owen want parsnips
Mae Owen yn bwyta/hoffi pannas = Owen eats/likes parsnips

I haven't figured out why eisiau doesn't require the yn that other verbs do -- but the (d)ydy/mae thing is throwing me off. (First person seems to use dw for both; second person uses dych and I don't know if there's an alternate; and I forget all the plurals.)

As much as I like duo's use of phrases and sentences rather than memorizing charts, sometimes it drives me absolutely batshit.

ETA -- per Wikipedia, the verb meaning to-be inflected for tense and, in present/past, has special interrogative and negative forms. Still want a chart though.

Also per Wikipedia, yn is the equivalent of -ing, wedi makes it perfect (so I guess Mae Owen wedi hoffi pannas = Owen liked parsnips, whereas Roedd Owen yn hoffi pannas = Owen was liking parsnips, or something) but that doesn't explain why eisiau doesn't use yn/wedi/newydd...

ETA 2 -- per reddit (lol), yn/wedi/newysd are aspect markets that apply to most verbs, but eisiau, which is also spelt isio, is an exception. Which makes me feel oddly better. (Apparently it's not really a true verb, and the 'proper' construction would be equivalent to "the desire for whatever is at me", so it's just a special snowflake.) and the ydy/mae forms I've put in a comment on this entry.
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...look at this awesomeness -- PURPLE. ASPARAGUS.

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ysobel: (you have no faith)
They replied to my "not sending you a scan of my ID" with this:

Since a unit number wasn’t specified when you signed up, we have to confirm that you’re not the person in the registry.

A copy of an official document like a utility bill, lease, or tax record that references both your name and address would also be acceptable for verification purposes.

Yeah, how about lolnope. :gif of Mr. Rogers holding up both middle fingers:

Um, nope.

Apr. 13th, 2016 01:25 pm
ysobel: A man wielding a kitchen knife and making an adorable yelling face (rage)
So there's this site I've been a member of for a while -- Nextdoor, which is sort of like a localized Facebook.

I got an email yesterday saying they were temporarily suspending my account because sex predator. Apparently in the case of apartments they block *anyone in that apartment conplex* until they prove they're not the sex offender.

To resolve this, they want me to fax over a scan of my ID card with name and address listed.


Um how 'bout hell no. I don't trust websites that much.

(I looked up the sex offender registry. There is someone listed for this apartment complex, but a guy, with a completely different name than mine. And I don't get the policy of blocking the entire complex. True, I didn't list an apartment number with them, just the primary street address, and I suppose they have no way of knowing I don't live with this guy, but they also have no way of proving that someone two streets down isn't a close friend of the guy and lets him use their computer all the time, so wtf.)

I feel like I'm being unreasonably cranky about this, but wtelf.
ysobel: (welsh)
Today's duo lesson: place names!

Abergwaun = Fishguard
Caergybi = Holyhead
Drenewydd = Newtown (and I already know newydd/new)
Casnewydd = Newport
Pwllheli = Pwllheli


*squints at list*

*sings softly, "one of these things is not like the others..."*
ysobel: (welsh)
Well, not math, just the names for math.

In Welsh, anyway.

I don't mind the numbers, at least yet when we've mostly just done 1-10. I can't recall more than half of them -- un dau tri pedwar pump chwech saiyh wyth naw deg -- but I can recognize them. And the above-ten two-digit numbers seem to literally be, like, "three ten seven" for 37.

But today's lesson is the + ~ x % = words. Some of it is okay, by which I mean that I can remember that "math/sums" is symiau and "is equal to" is yn hafal i. And plus is okay, because that's adio. Tri adio un yn hafal i pedwar.

But I can. Not. Remember. The other three. It's not sticking from one sentence to the next, and I can't figure out any mnemonics or anything.

Subtract: Tynnu
Multiply: Lluosi
Divide: Rhannu

(I wrote it down here partly so I could get through the lesson but partly because writing makes things stick better, and I still ended up wanting to put lluosi for subtract. I *never* have this much trouble within a lesson. Remembering later, sure, but wtf brain.
ysobel: (welsh)
When am I going to ever need to say "I want 91 apples"????

I mean, really.

(Dw I eisiau nau deg un afal)
ysobel: (welsh)
I have no idea why welsh is so much fun for me; it has no practical use. (Spanish is useful in California; Russian is useful with a Russian aide; German is useful for reading the books I own in German; welsh is completely and utterly random.)

But anyway. One thing that amuses me is that at least so far, if I blank on the Welsh word for something, more often than not "phonetic with some w'a and y's thrown in" works. I was given the audio for the welsh word for burger, which sounded like berger, but then I went "...not welsh enough" and changed it to byrger. Which was correct.

I do realize that a lot of that is that I am still in the early stages and Duo is giving me easier words. (For example, the translation given for "hello" is helo, and the translation for "sorry" is sori, and I'm sure there are welshier equivalents; and the vocab is skewed towards Lots Of Things What Are Similar -- bacwn and reis and jins and trowsus and sgert and pasta and lemon and pitsa and tost and coffi -- it's not entirely that, but I suspect there's a higher proportion of loanwords/cognates than in overall welsh.

On the non-loanword side, I find it easy to remember the word for cheese. (Caws, pronounced like English cows.) And it somehow amuses me that dress is ffrog.
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Oh, also, apparently I am a better verbal storyteller than I think.

Someone asked me yesterday during the group I go to on Mondays (it's not really a support group, more of a meaning group, but I just call it Group) to tell the story of -- well, first she asked for the story of Job, but starting before the whale, to which I asked if she meant Jonah, and it turned out that yes, yes she did.

my version )
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I had a dream last night where I was reading -- or watching, it's hard to tell with dreams -- a cozy-style mystery that had largely to do with some legal loophole about how, if you kill someone a) by implausible "accident" b) on the way back from paying the fine for a different crime, it's not actually murder. (The book-movie-whatever ... The narrative didn't make it clear whether it would count as manslaughter; the main character thought she'd get off scot-free.)

So she deliberately got caught speeding on the highway, and paid the fine, and was driving her cop friend (whom she wanted to kill) back via some alternate route that took them through a small town where she had plotted some sort of Improbable Accident to occur. After lunch, of course, and the narrative made it clear that the cop had a large appetite that her friend generally disapproved of but, since she was going to kill her, she actually encouraged eating a lot, like finishing off the main character's pasta dish once she was finished. And there was blueberry pie.

But then there was a Humorously Inconvenient Twist in the part of three burly local men showing up for lunch at the cafe, at which point we switched to their POV, in which we discovered the three of them were all werewolves, and they had this problem of fursploding into werewolf form whenever someone mentioned vampires, which made it hard to maintain plausible deniability about the existence of werewolves.

At which point I got awoken by my morning aide, so don't know what happened next. *fistshake*

OMG Chair

Apr. 3rd, 2016 07:56 pm
ysobel: (Default)
So I have some very important news: I HAVE A NEW CHAIR OMG.

It's not perfect yet; there are all sorts of minor tweaks and changes that have to be made. (And because I am so physically inflexible, the wheelchair controls need to be positioned very precisely, and there are all sorts of awkward things like deflating the seat cushion a bit to make it more comfortable means the armrests are too high, etc.)

But. But! It is shiny and new, and *fast* (6mph top speed), and the suspension is amazing, and it has all the features I need including the lateral tilt, and the display has a clock, a speedometer, an odometer, a resettable trip odometer -- no streaming video though, lol.

I'm still switching back and forth between the chairs until the things that need resolving get resolved, but soon the most important question will be how to bling it up to suit my personality :D

pic )


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