Provence Lavender #15, Moonlight #2

Aug. 17th, 2017 08:01 pm
shadowsong26: (lonura)
[personal profile] shadowsong26 posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Heart Song
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Provence Lavender #15. Morning song, Moonlight #2. Half-asleep
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Village Stage; Shoujo-ai), photography, acrylic, glue ("Nevertheless, you are so energized that your emotions will be apparent to others...Rumi wrote, “With life as short as a half-taken breath, don’t plant anything but love.”")
Word Count: 143
Rating: PG
Characters: Lonura
Warnings: Nope
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always.


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shadowsong26: (tana)
[personal profile] shadowsong26 posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Rush
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Kingfisher Blue #13. 一日千里: a thousand li in one day (tremendous progress), Moonlight #3. Moonrise, Golden Globe #1. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Second Stage), photography, eraser (Urban Fantasy AU), acrylic, oils, stain, modeling clay (sweet life), charcoal, novelty beads (spatter)
Word Count: 195
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Tana
Warnings: Tana, vampirism, implied murder.
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always.


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[personal profile] shadowsong26 posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Stagnant
'Verse: Lux
Colors: Paprika #20. Spice up your life., Kingfisher Blue #8. 求人不如求己 (it’s better to rely on yourself than to rely on others), Moonlight #19. Sidereal
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Main Stage), photography, brush (oppugn), stain, seed beads, yarn
Word Count: 240
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Teri
Warnings: Depiction of depression, not-super-healthy romantic relationship in the background, references to the fire.
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. Teri is one of Mariko's ex-girlfriends. Last Paprika!


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smalldeer has questions about apples

Aug. 17th, 2017 07:00 pm
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[personal profile] lilysea posting in [community profile] metaquotes
oh and a warm apple. like, a really warm apple. warmer than my teeth when i bit into it. no offense but. why. did they microwave this apple? did they store it in a dragon's mouth before allowing me to purchase it? did this apple recently return from a trip to the surface of the sun?

Context is the slings and arrows of working in the food service industry.

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[personal profile] kay_brooke posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: [personal profile] kay_brooke
Story: Unusual Florida
Colors: Argent #20 (long look in the mirror), Heart Gold #11 (There is no remedy for love but to love more. - Thoreau), Silver Screen #6 (I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.)
Styles/Supplies: Frame, Graffiti (Lilith Faire Day Two Main Stage)
Word Count: 1,132
Rating/Warnings: PG-13; no standard warnings apply.
Summary: Jenna and her mom have a talk.
Note: Constructive criticism is welcome, either through comments or PM.

The next time )
shadowsong26: (nolani)
[personal profile] shadowsong26 posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: shadowsong26
Story: With Lonura
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Provence Lavender #2. Field of flowers, Moonlight #16. Halcyon, Golden Globe #5. After all, tomorrow is another day!
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Second Stage; Shoujo-ai), photography, miniature, oils, yarn
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Characters: Nolani
Warnings: Nope
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. Posting these out of order because I wanted to end on the happy one...


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[personal profile] shadowsong26 posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Recovery
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Kingfisher Blue #5. 勿以善小而不為, 勿以惡小而為之 (don’t fail to commit an act of kindness because it’s small in scale, don’t commit an act of evil because it’s small in scale), Provence Lavender #3. Dried herbs, Moonlight #1. Liminal
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Village Stage), photography, canvas (953 FY), oils, stain
Word Count: 320
Rating: R
Characters: Nida
Warnings: Referenced civil war, referenced murder, aftermath of suicide attempt/botched regicide [i.e., planned to poison the King, changed mind at last minute and switched the glasses]
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always.


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[personal profile] shadowsong26 posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Recall
'Verse: Untitled Intrigues Story
Colors: Provence Lavender #17. Until winter, Moonlight #4. Seashore, Golden Globe #10. I'll be back.
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Main Stage), yarn,
Word Count: 496
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Landelye, Sefalin
Warnings: Espionage, politics, and how they intersect with love. Implied background/backstory violence, but nothing specific, and not between or directly involving Del or Sef.
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always.


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PFAW Fact Sheets for Recess

Aug. 16th, 2017 07:05 pm
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[personal profile] executrix posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew
People for the American Way has one-page fact sheets (great for tabling and canvassing!) about, e.g., the Mueller Russia investigation, voter suppression, separation of church and state, and opposing white supremacist hate:

http://act.pfaw.org/go/529?t=3&akid=126%2E3037677%2EcD6eBT

The site has lots of other tools and graphics too.
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[personal profile] immortalje posting in [community profile] love_sacrificed
This is the gem that made me write up my bunny post. It's more of a summary, but it's made of win. At least I think so :)

Mycroft Holmes always wanted to meet the Doctor – someone to match his wits to. He never expected him to be even more infuriating and into running than Sherlock was. Not to mention the experiments!

Bunnies!!

Aug. 16th, 2017 07:23 pm
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[personal profile] immortalje posting in [community profile] love_sacrificed
So, I'm currently typing up a huge amount of stories I have on paper. My general "type up" word file where everything goes into in the beginning went from 30 pages to 110 pages... and it's just a small amount of stories typed up. Well, stories is the wrong word as their more beginnings and vague plotting.

Anyway, 110 word pages take too long for me to load and so I'm going through the file and moving those snippets either to their own files or into fandom/crossover "idea" files. And there are some gems. Some very sweet short prompts, summaries or thoughts. At least I think so. And I think it needs sharing.

I've also contemplated doing some kind of collection of unfinished stories for various fandoms (most of all Harry Potter) as I've seen it done by other authors and I really love reading those snippets even if it can be a huge bummer to know that it's very unlikely to be continued.

As I prepared to post one of those gems, I realised I was typing a lot of explanation to it and figured I'd make this a post of its own to share my rules on those bunnies. :)

Bunny Rules:
• Do with it what you want :)
• If anything gets published, a link back would be nice though. It's very likely that I'll want to read stories for any bunnies that I post
• If it's a more detailed bunny and/or contains text passages that you incorporate: please credit me

(Also, if you want to see more "bunnies", let me know. There's absolutely )

Mid-week uncluttering

Aug. 16th, 2017 09:11 pm
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[personal profile] fred_mouse posting in [community profile] unclutter
How is your uncluttering going at this, the mid-point of the week?

I lost the day to reconciling book reviews across three platforms, and cycling through open and closing All! The! Tabs!. I'm not finished, but at least I'm closer...

Banded demoiselle

Aug. 16th, 2017 01:39 pm
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[personal profile] nanila posting in [community profile] common_nature
Banded demoiselle
Banded demoiselle perched on the roof of the woodshed. The toddler was delighted.

We get these damselflies as well as dragonflies flitting through our canal-side garden every year, but they don’t often stop and say hello.
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[personal profile] executrix posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew
The Women's March organization is holding a convention in Detroit on October 27-29 (Friday-Sunday): "an inaugural conference that will bring thousands of women and femmes of all backgrounds" together for "three days of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building." Base registration fee is $295 but there are scholarships available.

I C&Pd the registration link, if it doesn't work try womensmarch.com.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-presents-the-inaugural-womens-convention-2017-tickets-36830022589?link_id=1&can_id=8a862b6f2873206cd5111e31602e9c90&source=email-happy-mothers-day-thank-you-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2&email_referrer=happy-mothers-day-thank-you-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2&email_subject=announcing-the-womens-convention
[personal profile] penta posting in [community profile] factfinding
So, I have another character being drawn up (by another player) for the same game for which I posted highly detailed questions about Israel (admittedly probably too detailed) - only he's playing Russia, and he's trying to draw up a character who served in the Soviet Army as an officer semi-realistically. (It's *after* the character's military career that everything goes interesting.)

I want to write him a summary of the Soviet Army officer's career path, what service branches are available, etc., but nothing I can find tells me the basic stuff. It's all focused on generals and stuff. (Looked on Wiki, looked on Google, neither helped. I found a monograph on dtic.mil that was from 1975 and provided *some* detail, but expected me the reader to know more than I do to make sense of stuff.)

To quote his draft summary: "(1) Early life.  Born in 1959, he follows a similar course to Putin (joining the military instead, but attached as an "adviser" to one of the Soviet Bloc countries after a tour in Afghanistan which gave him a scar on his upper right arm from a Taliban attack).  He resigned with a TBD officer's rank in the middle of the 1991 coup attempt (a la Putin; he's simply younger) rather than join in the attempt (which he percieved as doomed)."

He's trying to figure it out in more detail than that, but the problem is that he (the player) and I (the GM, one of two, responsible for helping him draw up his character - he does the important work of figuring out policies and stuff, the meat of gameplay, himself) can't find anything much about anything re the company-grade and field-grade officers of the Soviet Army and how they were trained, or how their careers progressed, or anything.

In specific:

1. As the character was born in 1959, presume he enters officer training from civilian life sometime around 1977. How long is his officer training, and how is it decided whether he goes, say, infantry or airborne troops?

2. What's the career path like from initial officer training (including "what rank does he enter service at?" - the materials I can find state "Lieutenant", but the Soviet Army has 3 Lieutenant ranks!) to, say, battalion command?

3. What additional school-type training would he undergo during that career path, and at what times during his career? (I can help the player figure out good tour-of-duty mixes once I have that information.)

4. What service arms existed in the Soviet Army? I often hear of officers referred to as a "Colonel of Infantry", "Colonel of Air Defense", "Colonel of Strategic Rocket Forces" - but what are the possible options for the "of x" formula?

5. Were ordinary officers even assigned as "advisors" to Warsaw Pact forces, or only Political Officers?

I know these are really detailed questions in some regard. I'm trying to keep them general, but even the general stuff is hard to figure out. My objectives for this are:

A. Figure out what rank, highest, would have been plausible for what I'm currently thinking is a fairly obscure-ish Russian serving as a Soviet Army Officer from 1977-1991 - if the player wants lower, cool, but I as GM need to have a clue what's "too high".

B. Figure out what his career would have looked like - where would he have served, at what levels, doing what? (Especially key to figure out when he would have served in Afghanistan.)

C. Figure out if the early life posited is *plausible*.

I thus don't need to know deep details (at least not until a player requests a detailed bio of their Russian adversary from their intel people, at which point I may be back...), but only be able to work out a summary. I can do the hard part of the work myself and with the player, but I need help figuring out the foundational stuff before I begin that.

(Edited to add: Link to something Google *did* dredge up for me, and my note that what I was sent was a draft summary of the character, not a full bio. We'll be working on the full bio once we have the summary agreed to.)

[personal profile] greenling posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: Greenling
Story: Sketch #3
Colors: Midnight #10 (Grimalkin) / First Light #10 (Lens), Aurora #24 (Erelong)
Supplies and Styles: Graffiti (Lilith Fair Day Two Main Stage), Miniature
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Warnings: None.
Summary: This one seems to be kind of low fantasy/industrialpunk, ish?

When everyone else was gone, Tay was usually recruited to help her Grandmother with the cleaning. )
[personal profile] greenling posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: Greenling
Story: Sketch #2
Colors: Midnight #9 (Revile) / First Light #9 (Armlet), Aurora #7 (Terce)
Supplies and Styles: Graffiti (Lilith Fair Day Two Village Stage), Miniature
Word Count: 49
Rating: G
Warnings: None.
Summary: I'm curious what's going on with this one myself.

Sandy sat on her bed next to her jewelry box, fiddling with bracelets. )

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