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 Need help deciphering a Japanese doujinshi title.

Cover is here:

Title is in the lower hand right

The circle is the same who did this one:
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Another belated announcement of fic posted elsewhere...

The Pillow Box: Collected Slave-verse Tumblr Fics
(17200 words):

Chapter 5: Comfort (3502 words)

Not written to any specific prompts, just a hurt/comfort followup to #4. Happy 100th Birthday, Bucky!

Chapters: 5/?
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies), and Iron Man (Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Choose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes & Tony Stark
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Tony Stark, Jarvis (Iron Man movies), Stark Robots (Marvel), Sam Wilson (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Slavery, Alternate Universe - Dystopia, Master/Slave, Hurt/Comfort, Kneeling, Cuddling & Snuggling, Rewards, Bananas, Robots, Weight Issues, Food Issues, Bathing/Washing, POV Outsider, Eating Disorders, Vomiting
Series: Part 3 of All These Burning Hearts in Hell

Collected ficlets from the All These Burning Hearts in Hell 'verse, starring Tony and Threetoo with Threetoo's pillow nest in a supporting role. Prompts for each ficlet in the chapter's summary.

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Title of Vid: Diddy Bop
Summary: With stars in my pocket, dreaming bout making my hood glow." -noname
Visual Source: Cardcaptor Sakura
Audio Source: noname's Diddy Bop.
0n A03 // On Tumblr

Please note--lyrics include use of the n word. I
recommend reading the lyrics and interpretation on Genius because they provide depth and insight into the song's meaning.//

Vid notes: It's spring break, which means time to finally finish AllTheVids that have been so close to done but not done. I'm so excited about this one, and my excitement is not really dampened by the fact that I'm so late to the game with this series (but so in love with it!) that I don't know there's really an audience for it! But I hoped to make it at least pretty for all, even if not everyone may know the source text. And I hope that maybe, if you're open to anime (Yuri On Ice fans I'm looking at you) you might let this tempt you to check out the wonderful
Cardcaptor Sakura, a manga and TV series created by the all female (and feminist/queer friendly) collective, Clamp. And also the beautiful mixtape Telefone by Noname. You know it's a good sign if you've been working on a vid for months and are still not sick of the song.

noname and Cardcaptor Sakura were recommended to me by my students, and they both broke me out of an inspirational drought and made me want to create again, and to share both the music and the TV series/manga with others. It might seem like an unexpected union, but I saw connections there, things I loved in both--nostalgia, community, determination, a strong female voice within a community.
I also learned so much about AMV editing in the process of this one, which has been a fun journey. Hope you enjoy!
Thank you to A, N, K, and R for your feedback & support!! Also thanks to the Escapade folks who gave me tough & helpful feedback.

Wednesday Reading

Mar. 29th, 2017 08:37 am
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I'm slowly reading Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older - it's YA, but still set in the Bone Street Rumba universe. (There was a small crossover in Midnight Taxi Tango.)

Sierra, the main character, is a high school artist working on a mural in her Brooklyn neighborhood when she notices that a mural portrait of one of her grandfather's deceased friends has changed its expression, which, creepy and cool! I love this book. I love the rich details of setting and culture, and I love the range of characters, and I love the fast-paced dialogue. And I love Sierra, whose policy about boys is "ignore, ignore, ignore."

The best thing about it is the role older people play in Sierra's life. Her grandfather is disabled from a stroke, but she interacts with many of his contemporaries in the neighborhood, which to me gives a richness you don't find when the teenaged protagonist only hangs out with other teenagers.

There's a sequel, Shadowhouse Fall, out in September. Yay!

take on me

Mar. 28th, 2017 10:13 pm
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Courtney Milan, Hold Me (2016): amidst everything, I nearly failed to notice that it's also nonbinding teacher/student (they're not in the same field or connected instructionaly). Way to overclock the setup.

That setup emerges from the narrative's predecessor, Trade Me. Here, Tina's best friend Maria runs a pseudonymous blog that was begun as a lightweight distraction but has gained some rather heavyweight-intellectual reader-commenters, including someone who signs himself Actual Physicist. Over time, MCL and A. have begun exchanging text-message confidences. Then we see them meet in person for other reasons, with instant enmity on both sides; then, of course, one of the two discovers the link. That's the main line. But it's also a book about multiple trans and queer individuals who form a group but aren't the same and don't all get along, and about being overtly femme with shoes that speak, and about men in technical fields who think they're allies and aren't, and about being a non-traditional undergrad, and about being wrong on the internet....

Whereas Trade feels slightly stitched-together to me (except for Falun Gong, I know every single riff's antecedent well, so the narrative tradeoffs show), Hold manages a self-consistency and balance while juggling so. very. many. complicated elements. Read more... )

Happy moment.

Mar. 28th, 2017 09:15 pm
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Magnolia buds are out in Riverside Park. Not blossoms, yet, but the promise. When I was out walking through it earlier today a woman noticed me and asked why I was smiling when it was so cold and wet and miserable out.

"It's seasonally appropriate misery," I said. And it is, at long last. Things are leveling out somewhat, at least as much as they can in a place where it rains in summer. It'd have been nice to have some more cold and snow, but if it's leaving right around now, at a reasonable time on the schedule, I'm not going to complain, just sigh.

Also I said she had a nice dog and a cute umbrella, and got her to smile back.

Any Exercise Will Do

Mar. 28th, 2017 09:42 am
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I managed to go to the gym three times last week, even though one day was just 15 minutes on the elliptical. That counted because I did intervals that day. The other days were pushups and squats.

I hope to do the same this week. I'm doing different stuff, and trying to vary it so I won't feel like I'm in such a rut.

Last night, I did 45 minutes on the elliptical, which I hadn't done in a really long time because weights wear me out. It felt good. My muscles got warm and sweating felt satisfying. I brought my Kindle with me, but mostly ended up just listening to music with my eyes closed.

I went to bed a little early because I seem to be having the early morning waking yet again. This morning I woke up around 4:30 from an anxiety dream about trying to pack up a hotel room by checkout time, except it was full of all this other stuff (including groceries, like jars of jam with jam smeared on the outside) and other people interfering with my packing up and making it more confusing. Then I saw it was already twenty minutes past checkout time. I woke up sweaty and anxious. Bleh.

I have choir rehearsal tonight, yay! I might do intervals again for gym tomorrow, or maybe more pushups. We shall see.

"Logan," 2017 [spoilers]

Mar. 27th, 2017 08:48 am
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1. I went by myself to see Logan Friday night, the last Wolverine movie starring Hugh Jackman. As is sometimes my wont, I sat in the last row of the front section and stared up: very immersive!

2. As many reviews have stated, Logan is much more a Western than a superhero movie. To make the connection explicit, at one point Professor X and Laura are watching Shane. In among all the violence, there are some sawed-off shotguns, and doomed homesteader-equivalents versus Big Agriculture, and orphaned children. Also, the movie is very male: one female mutant child (Laura/X-23) who says a lot less than the adults, and one female adult who is killed before she can attain her goal, in a way that motivates Logan.

3. I had thought I would find it more depressing than I did, probably because to me it felt like one of a thousand post-apocalyptic alternate futures I've already experienced in comics and fanfcition, except in this one, they were allowed to say Fuck every now and again. I think of comics like mythology. If you look at ancient Greek mythology, you get lots of different versions of a basic story depending on the geographic and temporal location the story is heard.

4. Bonus points for perfect credits usage of Johnny Cash singing "The Man Comes Around."

5. Patrick Stewart is such a terrific actor; his part is secondary, but he owns every scrap of it. Aspects of his performance here reminded me of his John of Gaunt in "Richard II."

some things

Mar. 26th, 2017 10:10 pm
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Cajsa cardigan: done, washed, drying. It took a while to find enough virtual spoons to sew the edges of the two pocket-bags, and it just plain took a while to bind off the lower hem in i-cord. I'm glad to have good tools: ChiaoGoo steel circular needles for sssk with slightly stiff 50/50 linen/wool, though usually I prefer Crystal Palace wood circs for the sake of their cord/needle swivel. My hunch that there wouldn't be enough of the neutral main color---an undyed linen hue, pale brownish---was right, and the faded aqua contrast at body and sleeve hems, button band, and pocket-bags looks all right. More notes are on Ravelry. As before, photo awaits dry finished object, and I haven't quite enough photos to wrestle with an access-locked image post yet. I suppose you could find me on Instagram if you don't use Rav and wanted a peek sooner?

The reassigned Dovana shawl is partly bound off. The baby gift is at 90%, except that my mother has talked me down from bestowing it on that friend. I'll buy a less potentially embarrassing gift, and the knitted gift will go to the relative with a former high-risk pregnancy and now a healthy newborn.

Next up: I began Reason's much-requested replacement orange cardigan some weeks ago, and it has nearly reached sleeve separation point (from the top down, not bottom up), but it emerges from its little bag only after dark because Reason insists she doesn't want to know whether I've decided to make it. Given healthy tiny relative, I've also begun Reason's hooded vest, which is meant to share yarn with a yearling-sized cardigan. Otherwise, there's MIL's Tidblad, and I've taken up a shawl for myself which was begun a year and a half ago to commemorate my final solo project at the prior office. That final project was itself delayed for six years behind "more important" ones; I hope the shawl doesn't dawdle that long. How's that for displacement of another garment-for-self attempt....

The cardigan pattern intended for my mother ought to be released soon.

I am behind on email, btw. Sorry.

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Mar. 26th, 2017 11:00 am
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I need refills on all my drugs, but I'm tired of dealing with my current pharmacy. Their logistical skills, which have always been sub-par, have lately gone in the toilet.

Last time I went to get refills they told me the wait would be an hour. It used to be 45 minutes, but an hour is fine too, time to go get dinner and come back. I get back and get told not yet, 20 more minutes. So I wait, and go up to the counter again and get told 30 more minutes and I say screw it I'll pick it up tomorrow.

My pharmacy before that one no longer exists. (RIP Target pharmacy bottles.)

I transferred all the scripts to another pharmacy, closer to my house. It was relatively trouble free, so far. But the one thing I can trust my current pharmacy on is complete disinterest in my drugs; very few pharmacies are quite so nonjudgemental.

There's also the one script I never bothered to get the prior auth approved for. That self pay price has ballooned from $40 to $600. I'm not even sure I want to take that one anymore; maybe I'll just get surgery and be done with it.

The drugs only change when the doc changes. They all want me on them indefinitely, forever. But no 10 year supply, nope, docs love a short leash.

The first unit nurse I ever had called our medication 'drugs'. I was 12, the rest of the kids not much older. We loved it. The tshirt that had the Olympic rings made out of colored condoms didn't hurt, too.

This week in writing, 3/26

Mar. 26th, 2017 05:57 pm
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I was full speed ahead on other writing this week, so fic got a bit shortchanged. Still! Progress here and there!

WIPs currently active: 7

Words written this week: 3,304

WIPs that got no words this week: 3 - broken dick epic, Slavefic #5, and Cap Reverse Big Bang dragon!Bucky/tribute!Steve

WIPs that did get words this week:

Born in the Blood: 1,369

Loving and Overall Really Mostly Consensual and Well-Intentioned Cannibalism: 605

Less-Sad Sequel to “Ring the Bell Backward” (Which is Semi-Officially the Saddest Story in All of Not Without You): 361

Smut Swap Pinch Hit Story In A Pairing I’ve Never Written Before: 969, somehow still exactly as halfwayish done as it was last week. 

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