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Apparently I seem to have a Fenris/DA/smexy elf fetish going on atm. I regret nothing. >_<

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DA2 Fanfic Illustrated by Aimo

Ghosts & Shadows (NSFW)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4


One Shots
Whence My Heart Becomes the Sea (NSFW - Fenris X Hawke X Isabela)

Reason (NSFW)

BirdSong

Interlude (NSFW F!Hawke X Fenris)

Weaving Fate (Asunder Fanfic Challenge Entry)

Follow Me!






Word Counts
Selkie's Kiss
2339 / 15000 words. 16% done!

MoonSong
34101 / 100000 words. 34% done!

IronHeart
15000 / 10000 words. 15% done!


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  1. "Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough."

    Ira Glass to Lifehacker. I’m Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work.

    Quick tip for things to do immediately post-interview:

    When I come out of an interview, I jot down the things I remember as being my favorite moments. For an hour-long interview usually it’s just four or five moments, but if out I’m reporting all day, I’ll spend over an hour at night typing out every favorite thing that happened. This is handier than you might think. Often this short list of favorite things will provide the backbone to the structure to my story.

    Read through for the gear This American Life uses and its editing process.

    (via futurejournalismproject)

    This is really good advice, and worth keeping!

    (via tamorapierce)

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  2. camharr:

jessicalprice:

The brilliant camharr and I were having a conversation about Lois McMaster Bujold’s work, and she said something so resonant and on-point I had to share it (hopefully she’ll find time to blog her own thoughts about it at some point). In an interview, Bujold makes a great point about how non-universal Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” actually is (Campbell apparently knew squat about women’s lives and made the typical male academic mistake of assuming that men’s experience is human experience full stop; we’ll leave aside for now all the other reasons the monomyth is crap). In the hero’s journey, the hero goes out into the world, does some stuff, and comes back home. But Bujold points out that given the exogamous nature of most cultures, the heroine goes out into the world, and keeps going. 
And then Cameron gave the most succinct and lovely summation of a heroine’s journey archetype I’ve heard yet:
“Woman loses everything she thinks she needs, discovers her own power, and builds a family who will fight with her to the bitter end.”
Reminds me of a great article I read once about Buffy (and yes, Buffy had its problems, and yes, there are a lot of issues with Joss Whedon’s takes on female heroes, BUT). It pointed out the whole archetype of the hero as lone gunslinger, who protects the community but cannot be part of it, and who must ultimately go it alone to retain his heroic status, and described how Buffy subverts this. Spike articulates it when he notes that Buffy is different — stronger and more resilient — than other Slayers because she has a team around her, and it’s when she tries to go it alone that she (and, I think, the show) falls short. Buffy ultimately embodies a different sort of heroic archetype, one that certainly isn’t exclusively feminine, but I think speaks to more women’s experiences:
The hero is someone who builds and is the center of the heroic family. 
The family may be blood relatives, it may be teammates or coworkers, it may be a group of friends or a biker gang. But it’s a collection of people that together function in the hero role. 
Art by Howard David Johnson.

Here is the interview Jessica refers to. Spoilers for Paladin of Souls start in the Q&amp;A portion, halfway down the page.
And I would like to write about the heroine’s journey at some point. Just muddling through my thoughts (and other commitments!) first.
  3. camharr:

    jessicalprice:

    The brilliant camharr and I were having a conversation about Lois McMaster Bujold’s work, and she said something so resonant and on-point I had to share it (hopefully she’ll find time to blog her own thoughts about it at some point). In an interview, Bujold makes a great point about how non-universal Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” actually is (Campbell apparently knew squat about women’s lives and made the typical male academic mistake of assuming that men’s experience is human experience full stop; we’ll leave aside for now all the other reasons the monomyth is crap). In the hero’s journey, the hero goes out into the world, does some stuff, and comes back home. But Bujold points out that given the exogamous nature of most cultures, the heroine goes out into the world, and keeps going. 

    And then Cameron gave the most succinct and lovely summation of a heroine’s journey archetype I’ve heard yet:

    Woman loses everything she thinks she needs, discovers her own power, and builds a family who will fight with her to the bitter end.”

    Reminds me of a great article I read once about Buffy (and yes, Buffy had its problems, and yes, there are a lot of issues with Joss Whedon’s takes on female heroes, BUT). It pointed out the whole archetype of the hero as lone gunslinger, who protects the community but cannot be part of it, and who must ultimately go it alone to retain his heroic status, and described how Buffy subverts this. Spike articulates it when he notes that Buffy is different — stronger and more resilient — than other Slayers because she has a team around her, and it’s when she tries to go it alone that she (and, I think, the show) falls short. Buffy ultimately embodies a different sort of heroic archetype, one that certainly isn’t exclusively feminine, but I think speaks to more women’s experiences:

    The hero is someone who builds and is the center of the heroic family. 

    The family may be blood relatives, it may be teammates or coworkers, it may be a group of friends or a biker gang. But it’s a collection of people that together function in the hero role. 

    Art by Howard David Johnson.

    Here is the interview Jessica refers to. Spoilers for Paladin of Souls start in the Q&A portion, halfway down the page.

    And I would like to write about the heroine’s journey at some point. Just muddling through my thoughts (and other commitments!) first.

    3 hours ago Short URL 196 notes
  4. siawrites:

collegehumor:

Books Are Like Cats. Probably. Somehow.
They both…have spines?

You can’t have just one.
  5. siawrites:

    collegehumor:

    Books Are Like Cats. Probably. Somehow.

    They both…have spines?

    You can’t have just one.

    (Source: College Humor)

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    catgirl2525:

    Cute baby otters!

    soidjfhiojshdifig

    MUST HUG THESE OTTERS

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  7. momochanners:

    Ok, a little serious fandom talk for a bit.

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    So here’s the thing - I don’t usually involve myself in fandom stuff that much. I certainly don’t go to the BSN anymore, for various and sundry reasons, but I did today to take a look at what’s going on. 

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  8. theblacklacedandy:

    I NEED TO MAKE A FAIRY HOUSE SOMEDAY

    (Source: gardenoflions, via lywinis)

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  9. archiemcphee:

    Leaf-cutting Artist Omid Asadi was born in Iran and now lives in Sale, Greater Manchester, England where he gathers fallen leaves and uses a craft knife and needle to transform them into exquisitely beautiful and expressive works of art. He even recreated The Scream by Edvard Munch on a leaf.

    "Art for me is the way of looking differently to this world and around myself.I started to think why nobody paid attention to these beautiful leaves and trod on them, because of their name - if they were called flowers we wouldn’t tread on them at all! I wanted to give the leaves another Life and make art from them."

    Visit Omid Asadi’s website and Facebook page to check out more of his hand-cut leaves. You can also follow him here on Tumblr at omidasadi.

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    For even more awesome leaf-related artwork, check out our posts about Lorenzo Duran Manuel Silva, Susanna Bauer, and LadyTinuz.

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  10. nubbsgalore:

    photos by jeffrey sullivan around the border of california and nevada, which include those featuring lenticular clouds (3,6,9) and a time lapse of lighting from a cumulonimbus cloud (1). (see also: previous cloud posts and lightning posts)

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  11. An Open Letter to Nickelodeon

    ikkinthekitsune:

    I’m going to explain something about The Legend of Korra to you that you really need to understand:

    What you have on your hands is like nothing you’ve ever aired before.

    It looks a lot like Avatar: the Last Airbender, sure. There are some distinct similarities.

    But, here’s the thing: Legend of Korra is not Avatar: the Last Airbender, and it has a hundred times more in common with that than any of your other programming.

    What Legend of Korra is is pure serialized event programming.

    It cannot be watched out of order.

    It cannot leave off on any episode other than a finale.

    And, more importantly, it has garnered tens of thousands of passionate fans, many of whom have paid thousands of dollars to make a pilgrimage to a single room in San Diego based on their love for the show.

    If you change the schedule for SpongeBob without warning, fans might wonder when it will air, but it will have little impact on their actions in the future. If you change the schedule for Legend of Korra, you not only leave a trail of anguish in your wake, you risk losing the very ratings you’re trying to preserve.

    What you need to do is this: be honest with your plans, and don’t change things on a moment’s notice. Treat the fans with a modicum of respect.

    If you don’t want to air the show in August, that’s understandable. But you should have decided that months ago and let the fans know what to expect then, not the week before.

    Here’s a hint for how to fix the mess you’re in if you absolutely can’t revert the schedule to what we expected:

    Put every episode online, and leave them up for the entirety of August. Then, in September, re-launch the show with a marathon of everything aired so far. Give it as much exposure as you possibly can, not just on Nickelodeon, but on the other Viacom networks too. Maybe even do that thing you did for the last episodes of Avatar: the Last Airbender to build up to the Book Three finale — it was a weird move, but it seemed to work, and no one wants to wait until November for the last five episodes.

    Why do this, you ask? Because the more time you waste letting people forget about this show, the worse your ratings are going to get. Anyone who watched a Book 3 episode out of context would probably stop watching out of confusion. But, if you make an event out of catching people up, you could give this show the ratings it deserves.

    (If anyone knows where I could send this or has any suggestions about what to add, I’d be glad to hear it! )

    This. I’ve got a very disappointed little sprog at home right now who doesn’t understand the ratings game and is sad that she won’t be able to find out what happens next. (Or when.)

    (via aiffe)

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  12. Playing in the pool to beat the heat&#8230; #maggiecam
  13. Playing in the pool to beat the heat… #maggiecam

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