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Description: Have you ever read a story and wondered: What an amazing story! But what if…? Well here's your chance to take a crack at that what if. This is an anonymous remix challenge for Arrow, Constantine, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and Vixen.

Key dates:
  • present-July 15: DC Multiversity Remix is open for sign ups

  • July 16: sign ups close

  • July 22: fanworks are assigned to everyone who signed up for the challenge

  • August 5: first check-in

  • August 26: second check-in

  • September 9: remixes due (complete and posted to the DC Multiversity Remix collection on AO3)

  • September 24: DC Multiversity Remix collection goes live

  • October 1: authors revealed

What I'm Doing Wednesday

Jun. 21st, 2017 07:26 pm
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dirt indoor, outdoor )

Tomorrow I get more injections, yay! PT, ottoman, and building hip muscle are helping my feet. Not eating or speaking is helping my jaw -- which is not tenable, obvsly, ergo the excitement over more injections.

solstice astrology )


Jun. 19th, 2017 11:38 am
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On the flip side of seeing Wonder Woman last week, I managed 20 minutes of TNT's new drama CLAWS. I've been to R-rated movies that were less explicit. Lord knows I'm not a prude, but this was pretty shocking to be on regular cable. I stopped watching not just because of the general raunchiness, but the fact that there was not a single character that I wanted to watch. What is it with TV shows now that feature primarily women and the women are all drug dealers or whores? Is that the only kind of woman who's supposed to be seen? Is this the result of so many reality shows that only film bad behavior? Is that how producers see women? Maybe it's a combination of all those things.

It's a shame, because I really like the lead actress as well as some of the supporting cast, but I couldn't stomach this show enough to even finish the episode.

Wonder Woman

Jun. 19th, 2017 11:33 am
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Wow, it took long enough, but we finally got a decent Wonder Woman. I was very pleased with the movie. We got to see the genesis of Princess Diana and saw the evolution into the super hero Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot did a great job throughout and there was an excellent mix of humor, action, and drama. I have to say I was impressed and relieved.

I suspect there will be a whole parade of little Wonder Woman costumes this Halloween. That's not a bad thing.
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I first fell in love with Cat Sebastian's books when a friend recommended The Soldier's Scoundrel. I bought it, devoured it and immediately went looking for more. I just as quickly fell into The Lawrence Browne Affair and was saddened to find out that there were no more books...yet.

I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Ruin of a Rake via Edelweiss. I had to force myself to wait to read it, until after I had finished my own writing for the week. I happily opened it up on Saturday and finished it the following morning.

On her website, Cat calls this book her "gay Regency take on the rake-vs.-wallflower trope" - which it is, but it also busts those very tropes by having the wallflower be the more callous man and the rake the more emotional of the two.

As with her other books, I very much loved the story, the characters and the wonderful ending. Chock full of romance, emotions, passion and utterly satisfying.

Her characters are always brilliantly written and layered. Her deft handling of miscommunication (a trope of so many romances) never turns me off--which is not the case in other books I've read. I tend to get exasperated when people don't just bloody talk to each other. In this, as with her other books, the challenges of the relationships are real, and the emotions credible. I know I can count on a good read and a happy ending when I read her books.

Kudos to Cat Sebastian for another excellent read!
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The Furthest Station is a bit of a lagniappe, a light taste of the world of PC Peter Grant and the Folly (of the Special Assessment Unit) served up like a palate-cleansing sherbet without the weight of the regular series.
A spate of ghost sightings on the Metropolitan Line bring Peter, his magical cousin Abigail and Janet Kumar of the Transport Police together to navigate Tube rush hours, disappearing (for good!) ghosts and a missing person who may be in danger.
Like the other works in this series, Aaronovitch seamlessly blends humor, paranormal and bog standard policing to deliver a satisfying read. This novella is fun, fascinating and a great introduction to the series, even though it's smack dab in the middle of the overarching story. 
I'm a sucker for side-stories and loved this fun romp of a novella. I utterly adore Abigail, and hope her role continues to grow in the regular series. For that matter, I'd love to see a companion set of stories, with Abigail as the main character. 
If you've not read the other books in the series, you can definitely enjoy this one. If you're already familiar with this world, then The Furthest Station is like ordering extra chocolate sprinkles on your dessert.

Note: I did receive an advanced reader copy

What I'm Doing Wednesday

Jun. 14th, 2017 08:44 pm
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[personal profile] sage
books Penny, Dalton )

I voted in the local runoff election Saturday and the neighborhood poll worker ladies remembered me from last month. It was sweet.

other stuff
I am so far behind on comment replies! I'm sorry! I was going to tackle at least some of them today, but then I fell down the well of today's news cycle and promptly got overwhelmed and had to turn off the interwebs and go play with yarn for a few hours. (I'm slowly working on a kitchen rug...if only because I really like doing linked treble crochet stitches. There's a hypnotic, soothing rhythm to it.)


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