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Sep. 1st, 2012 03:25 pm
skieswideopen: Sydney Bristow and Nadia Santos standing on a bridge (Default)
In case you want to tell me something, but don't feel like sending a PM or email. Comments are screened.
skieswideopen: A gingerbread man soaking in a mug of hot chocolate (Gingerbread)
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Thank you so much for writing for me! I'm excited to read whatever you write.

I've provided some general preferences below along with some prompts for each fandom. Hopefully something here will inspire you! If not, optional details are optional; go ahead and write the story you want to write. Though if you could avoid my DNWs, I'd appreciate it.

Also, I'm skieswideopen on AO3 and on Tumblr, though I don't use the latter very much.

General preferences )

Battle Creek )

Being Human (US/Canada) )

The Collector )

Intelligence (US) )

Take Two )

Thank you again for writing for me!


May. 11th, 2018 09:15 pm
skieswideopen: Lucifer from the TV show Lucifer (Lucifer)
And of course, just as Lucifer gets interesting again after a bit of hit-and-miss season, it gets cancelled. So very sad.

I'm just hoping they didn't decide to end the season (and now series) on a cliffhanger.

ETA: And here's an article about the upcoming cliffhanger. Well, maybe someone will write a proper fic ending.
skieswideopen: Lincoln Lee from Fringe (Fringe: Lincoln)
Dear Yuletide Author,

Thank you so much for writing for me! I'm very excited about reading whatever you write.

I've provided some general preferences below, along with some prompts for each fandom, but I want to be clear that that optional details are optional. If you like half of a prompt and want to take it in a different direction, go for it. If you have a great idea for a story about these characters, please go ahead and write it. I would appreciate it if you could avoid my "do not wants," but otherwise please write the story you want to write.

General preferences )

Battle Creek )

Being Human (US/Canada) )

The Collector )

Intelligence (US) )

Thank you again for writing for me!
skieswideopen: Lily Rush sitting on the floor surrounded by white file boxes (Cold Case: Lily Rush)
I see Joseph Mallozzi is joining in the attempt to save Dark Matter via Twitter (among other things). Perhaps I'll dust off my Twitter account.
skieswideopen: (FK: Janette 2)
I went to see Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets today. Cut for negativity more than spoilers. )

For the Forever Knight fans: A friend of mine recently applied for Canadian citizenship, and a few weeks later received an email informing him that the processing of his application has now begun and also providing him with a link to the website where he can download the citizenship test study guide in either print or audio format. Furthermore, the email continued, the audio version is narrated by a group of famous Canadians. My friend didn't recognize any of the names, but I recognized a couple, including one that I thought might be of mild interest to handful of you: Geraint Wyn Davies. If any of you would like to listen to Nick Knight discuss the regions of Canada, you can do so here.

I was reading some advice today on how to improve ease of writing. The first step the site recommended is to write first thing in the morning, before doing anything else, or at least before reading anything else. It apparently doesn't matter what you write as long as you write something; recounting the previous night's dreams or discussing in detail how much you hate the activity are both perfectly valid options. I think I might try it for a bit and see what happens, if I can just bring myself to wake up a little earlier.

I have another week of vacation coming up soon. I should start putting together a list of the things I'd like to accomplish. Bake, definitely; maybe visit the bank; maybe go to the beach. That's a start.
skieswideopen: (Being Human: Aidan close-up)
I find it hilarious that New York Fries--a fast food restaurant that literally sells nothing but fries (and hot dogs)--has a loyalty program. (Okay, they also sell a few poutine variants, but that's just French fries with toppings.) A loyalty program. Buy 10, get one free.

On the other hand, apparently members can get free fries tomorrow in honour of National Fry Day, so now I'm kind of thinking about joining.
skieswideopen: (Killjoys: Dutch)
I'm not comfortable agreeing to terms of service that I can't read, so it's probably time to delete my LJ.

I've been cross-posting for quite a while, so I don't mind being being here rather than there, but I'm sad to see LJ go.
skieswideopen: (Being Human: Aidan)
A couple of crossover ideas I'd like to see, mostly written for myself, because it's easier to write about the stories I want to read than to actually write them.

Intelligence/Timeless )

Sleepy Hollow/BHUS )
skieswideopen: Elizabeth McCord in profile (Madam Secretary: Elizabeth)
Wow, Madam Secretary, that's really not what I was expecting you to do. At all. But it could be an interesting season. (And now I see why they've steered clear of using actual party names.)

And now that I have some idea how the season will look, I guess I can write that section of my Yuletide letter!
skieswideopen: Elizabeth McCord in profile (Madam Secretary: Elizabeth)
One of the things I miss from my days in a megafandom is knowing that no matter what I want to know, there's a good chance that some other, more dedicated fan has already researched it, analyzed it, and written it up in detail. When I was in Stargate fandom and was struck by idle curiosity about, say, what the various characters' military ribbons meant, why, someone else had already done all the work of figuring it out! I think there might even have been a chart, with pictures.

Small fandoms, sadly, don't get that kind of attention, which is why I'm now wondering why they had Dmitri wearing a major's insignia when they were calling him a captain, with no real way of finding out. (Or was it supposed to be a junior lieutenant's insignia and he was later promoted? But it looks like a major's insignia, at least if I'm interpreting Wikipedia correctly. Ivan had a captain's insignia, so clearly they did some research and Dmitri's insignia was deliberate. But why?) (ETA: And apparently both Dmitri and Ivan were wearing Air Force patches? Despite Dmitri being described as an army captain and Ivan describing himself as an army captain. And then there are the Ministry of Justice patches. How does that all fit together?)
skieswideopen: Deputy Marshal Rachel Brooks (Justified: Rachel)
AutoCorrect, I know you're very fond of taking correctly spelled words and changing them into other words that aren't at all what I intended, but why on earth would you take a perfectly ordinary, serviceable word like "the" and change it into "rhetoric"? What algorithm could possibly make that seem like an appropriate substitution?


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