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Surrendering to the mystery
Sun, Feb. 15th, 2015 05:07 pm

As my journal is almost entirely friends-only, an explanatory note is a useful thing.

Hi! I'm Jenett. You can read my profile for a little more information about me. For various reasons, most of my LiveJournal is locked - only people on my friends list can read it. (This is for a wide range of reasons: my privacy, the privacy of people I mention who are part of my life, and the fact I spent about 18 months doing online work that increased my chance of random harassment.)

I am, however, happy to add people to my friends list. If you're interested, leave a comment on this entry. It helps me if you let me know how you know me, or how you got here, and what you're interested in.

If you're Pagan, I have a public Pagan-related blog (which has the bits I'm happy talking about in public) at http://gleewood.org/threshold

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Mon, Jul. 28th, 2014 03:51 pm

... my dear friend [personal profile] elisem reported harassment, and then she wrote up an essay about the process of reporting the harassment. (I have roundup of links from then starting over here)

Unfortunately, there's another essay required. Like the first, it's been posted on multiple blogs, with those people hosting (and moderating) comments. Natalie Luhrs has an excellent roundup of discussion around the 'Net about the events as well.

Elise's essay (same basic content all these places)
* John Scalzi's blog
* Stephanie Zvan's blog
* Natalie Luhr's blog
* Catherine Lundoff's blog at Dreamwidth and LiveJournal
* Mary Robinette Kowal's blog
* Sigrid Ellis's blog

I'm not sure I'm going to manage a thorough links roundup (yay, stuff in my own life) but I'm glad to stick a link to other people's roundups as they appear.

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Thu, Jan. 23rd, 2014 04:15 pm

I've had a lot of people make "I really enjoyed those" noises at me, and I want to resume! However, my work schedule has changed for the semester, and I'm still settling into the new one.

So, here! Tell me things you like about how they were going! Tell me if there are days that work better for you!

Things I'm committed to:
1) It's going to be a weekday: my weekends vary too much.

2) The initial post will go up when I wake up and wander to the computer, which on my new work schedule is probably somewhere between 9:30am and 10:30am Eastern US Time.

3) There will be some combo of "here, have some awesome thing" (links, book quotes, whatever) and a general question. I am open to suggestions for future questions, but they need to be things I want to talk about/feel I can encourage conversation about, so feel free to suggest but be aware that I may go "Yeah, not for me" or "Yeah, but not right now."

4) It'll continue to be hosted here (rather than say, making it be a community where other people could help host) because I think part of what's making it work is my feeling stewardship of the space and a bunch of amporphous 'what's the right question for this week'. (Brains are weird.)

5) There may be occasional weeks off, though I will generally know in advance. (In particular, I have travel in mid-February and in mid-March that may complicate things.) There may also be weeks in which I forget, in which case, please do remind me I meant to do a salon post (but I've rearranged some of my to-do list stuff that will make it easier for me to remember it's a specific day.)

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Wed, Jan. 1st, 2014 11:41 am

I wrote Anagnorisis for a wonderful prompt that basically asked for more Penelope and Odysseus.

I've been known to say that I've been an Odysseus fangirl since pretty much I knew there was an Odysseus (which in my case was somewhere before the age of 5), and my parents nearly named me Penelope (until my older siblings pointed out the number of times this would get mispronounced, badly). And I grew up on Greek mythology, including my father retelling Homer through long dogwalks. (Since I just linked this more publically than my usual reading lists, I should note: my father was a specialist in ancient Greek theatre. I come by my geekiness naturally.)

First fandoms, anyway.

So, on the whole, this was fascinating to write, and it was wonderful to do it with a prompt that left me a number of directions I could go. I spent a lot of time chewing on it, wanting to figure out how to get the emotional weight right, and thinking a lot about the question "How *do* you pick up again after a lot of change?" and the question that Alternity [1] always leaves me with, which is "How do decent people deal with horrible circumstances?"

The two combined into a conversation, three months after the reunion, in which Penelope raises certain points to be considered.

I was hoping for a while it was going to grow another half where they went and sorted out some sort of problem together. But the more I poked at it, the more I couldn't get that to gel right, and the more I liked the sparseness and depth and complexity of it just being the conversation. I did a lot of poking at the last couple of paragraphs in particular: the end result is thanks to conversation with the ever-wonderful elisem, where I went "OH! THAT THING." and came back with the end result.

Thank you, Betony, for an awesome prompt (and also for the recs to other fic: for everyone else who likes the Odyssey, she linked to some other stories she really liked, and I loved reading them.)

[1] See my bio post for a bit more context, or the game website.

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Sat, Dec. 28th, 2013 01:05 pm

Recs for Foyle's War, The Middleman, American Gods, Seanan McGuire's song "Follow Me Down", the blog post “Ten Stupidest Things I’ve Heard Since Richard III’s Remains Were Identified”, The Addams Family, Anne of Green Gables, Ballet Shoes, Anthropomorfic library catalogs, GalaxyQuest (and fannish tendencies in general), Cold Comfort Farm, Little Brother, Tam Lin (the song), Disney Princesses at college, Young Wizards, No Reservations (taking on Narnian food), and the Newsflesh trilogy.

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Wed, Oct. 9th, 2013 11:14 am

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Mon, Oct. 7th, 2013 06:14 pm

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(If you are reading and are not familiar with Yuletide, there is a comment on this post explaining more.)

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Wed, Sep. 25th, 2013 09:32 am

Welcome to this week's salon. As per usual, please invite people along, talk about whatever other topics you like, and so on and so forth.

Today's topic: I mentioned that I had just finished watching all of West Wing and how I found it actually aged surprisingly well (and how I think part of that has to do with the fact they all have and use cell phones.)

This got me thinking about narrative shapes, and how some things kick me out of story, and some things don't, and how that works for me.

So. What kinds of stories or narratives are you drawn to? Why? Do you have moments where you get shaken out of them? What shakes you? (And do you still enjoy stuff that does, or not?)

For me, I have huge narrative buttons labelled 'coming of age stories involving schools', 'competent people being competent, and competent and well-intending is even better', and several others. Stuff that kicks me out of a narrative includes people being stupid in ways that haven't been set up well, stupidities about technology, worldbuilding stupidities that lead to massive inconsistencies.

Today's food: I have mushroom soup in progress at home (caramelised onions overnight, put mushrooms and stock in this morning, will have soup tonight, yay.)

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Wed, Jul. 3rd, 2013 08:52 am

Welcome to our fifth salon discussion thread. Wander in, invite a friend to come along, and chat! (Not sure what's going on? Here, have a brief FAQ.) The first three went wonderfully - you can find them in my salon tag. Please take a quick look at the reminders at the bottom of this post, too.

Topic of the day: What do you have in your pocketses? Or to be more useful, what stuff do you carry with you? I ask partly because I want to talk about what I have with me, but also because I'm contemplating being more systematic about some of it, and I suspect you all will have interesting ideas.

My usual bag is either a backpack (if I'm walking to work) or a small messenger bag. (My backpack is Tom Bihn'sSynapse 19, and my smaller messenger bag is their Medium Cafe bag. They wear amazingly well, come in nice colours, and have pockets and interior design that make me immensely happy. I own various others from them.)

What I usually have in my pockets at the moment is my keys (work key, house key, car key, car key fob) in the left, and my iPhone in the right. What I usually have in my bag is my asthma inhaler, a pen, and a few other minor things.

I'd like to do better. Things I'm currently contemplating include:
* Minor first aid kit (ibuprofen, several sizes of things to put on cuts or blisters, etc.)
* Whether I want to get some sort of pocket tool. In specific, the thing I need most and don't always have handy is stuff for opening computer cases/removing components. (And, y'know, in case of zombie apocalypse or getting stranded in back woods rural highway, a small knife blade and scissors and such wouldn't exactly be a *bad* idea)
* A small actually useful sewing kit (which probably means putting it together myself. because the pre-made ones never make sense to me.)
* Some combo of other useful self-care stuff. (Portable "I need food" object? I usually have a water bottle with me.) Lip balm. That kind of thing.
* A USB with useful stuff on it. (I have been creating one of these for work, with things I use all the time, but I could probably stand to have a personal one.)

Music in the background: I am very much about the comfort listening this week, which lead to my creating a playlist of Enya and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Yo-Yo Ma playing Bach cello suites. (Look, I'm a person whose comfort reading has long included Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. I never claimed to be normal about these things. Whatever normal is.)

Other possible topics: (plus whatever you suggest!)
* The annoyances of weather. (Weather is my current most annoying migraine trigger: it threw me for a loop Monday. I am still cranky.)

* Ways you make things like waiting for laundry at the laundromat or waiting for car repairs more enjoyable. (Guess what I'm doing this week.) Both places are noisy enough that complicated reading is not generally viable. Neither place has wi-fi, so if I want Internet, I am limited to my phone, and neither has a table, so I can't type easily. And neither has somewhere near enough by I could go grab coffee and sit there instead.)

* Nifty things you have read/watched/listened to this week/month/year and why we ought to check them out.

Quick reminders
- If you want to post anonymously, please pick a name (any name you like) that we can call you - it makes it more conversational and helps if we have more than one anon post.
- Base rule remains "Leave the conversation better than you found it, or at least not worse". If you're nervous about that, I'd rather you say something and we maybe sort out confusion later than have you not say something. (People here have been excellently friendly and helpful so far.)
- I am still working on finding the balance on how much I talk vs. how much other people talk, so I am sometimes taking a bit before I reply to things. (An hour or two, usually.) Also, it is a slow brain week for me, please excuse.
- The FAQ still has useful stuff, but I have not added to it recently.
- Comments tend to trickle in over the course of a day or two: you might enjoy checking back later if you're not tracking the conversation.

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Fri, Jun. 28th, 2013 08:17 pm

I am maintaining a link round up over at http://jenett.dreamwidth.org/1541954.html (but would rather centralise comments/etc. there.)

If you have additional links you'd like to see included, please feel free to drop me a comment/PM/etc.

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Fri, Jun. 28th, 2013 10:19 am

My very dear friend elisem had an experience at Wiscon, and she'd like to tell you about it. (It involves sexual harassment by someone with influence in the genre).

Because she's not up for moderating comments on this (for reasons that should quickly be obvious), she asked several friends to host an essay for talking about her experience of reporting it, and about what other people should know about reporting such things.

Please, read at least one of them. Pass it along. Save it somewhere handy, so that if you, or someone you know needs it, you can find it later.

It is posted at the following blogs:
* Jim C. Hines' blog
* Mary Robinette Kowall's blog
* Seanan McGuire's blog
* Brandon Sanderson's blog
* John Scalzi's blog
* Chuck Wendick's blog

I have an updated list of additional posts, etc. over at http://jenett.dreamwidth.org/1541954.html (please feel free to tell me anything I miss here or over there.)

(I am leaving comments on for the moment, but screening people not on my access list. See the part where Elise is a very dear friend? I am not unbiased in this situation, and I don't pretend to be. Bear that in mind when commenting, please.)

ETA: Elise has asked if I'd collect links for her on this. I have applied my usual librarian foo, but feel free to mention other locations of discussion (either here or in PM or whatever method seems suitable.)

ETA again: I've seen several people worried about someone else naming names. Here's what Elise said is fair game for distribution to anyone who's got concerns: "People have wondered about someone else naming names: Elise supports her naming him, and he made a tactical error picking that person's book release party to do it at."

I'll also add that when you do stuff in public, other people might notice. QED.

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Mon, Jun. 3rd, 2013 11:12 am

[last edited 1/28/13 for the second round]

Back again! A lot of people really enjoyed the initial round of salons, so let's try this again. They'll take place on Wednesdays. Note that my current work schedule means I'm working until 11pm (and therefore getting up mid-morning), but if you don't see a post by noon ET, feel free to remind me it's Wednesday.

Basics


Who are you?
Hi, I’m Jenett. I’m a geeky librarian in my late 30s, living in rural Maine. (I live with a cat, a folk harp, several computing devices, books, and a lot of yarn.) Jenett is pronounced like Janet, only with ‘Jen’ as the first syllable.

What’s this?
This is an intro to the weekly salon conversation threads I’m trying out.

What are they?
I know a bunch of awesome interesting people. They know a bunch of interesting awesome people. So my thought is “What happens if I host a public thread once a week with some kind of conversation starter, and see what happens when people hang out and chat?”

What’s the setup?
The conversation will be on Dreamwidth, with a public post in my personal journal on Wednesdays. (Depending on when I wake up, but probably sometime between 10am and noon ET.)

How can I join in?
Show up. Read some stuff. Comment on whatever strikes your fancy (it doesn't need to be related to our topic for the day.)

I’ll start each thread with some conversation starters (this will always include a couple of paragraphs on some topic or another, but will likely also include several other things, like an interesting recipe, music I’m listening to, links to other intriguing conversations or content, stuff I’ve been reading, etc.)

From there, it’s up to everyone who wants to chime in. Point your friends at it, if you like. Wander off onto side tangents. (Side tangents are the point of the exercise.) You can drag people back to your own bits of online space if you really want, but don’t feel like you need to.

You can comment using a Dreamwidth account, an Open ID account, or anonymously. (If you do the last, please sign with a name other people can use during the conversation: it doesn’t need to be your legal name or even a name you use elsewhere online.)

[personal profile] jjhunter has a nice summary of different ways you can follow conversations on Dreamwidth.

What are the rules?
Leave the conversation better than you found it, or at least not worse.

Stuff that makes conversation better: Questions. Engaging with people about what they’ve said in ways that open up new lines of conversation. Sharing recommendations, ideas, and other cool stuff.

Stuff that makes conversation worse: Bigotry. Insults. Assuming you know more about someone’s lived experience than they do. Putting someone down. Dismissing someone’s thoughts because they’re not what you want to hear.

My own access lists have a people from a huge range of perspectives, identities, and backgrounds. Please don’t assume you know someone’s Stuff from what’s publically available about them, or what’s in the comment they just made.

Larger questions



Why your journal, not a community?
Because I want this to be the equivalent of a party at my house, and it feels weird to set up a community to do that. At least at the moment. Because there will be some unabashed “Here’s awesome stuff I like” in there (but also stuff I hope other people will think is awesome.) Because it’s going to be quirky, and I feel more comfortable being brave about my quirks in my own spaces.

Why Dreamwidth?
I have many fond memories of interactions on LiveJournal (and in most cases - everything except these specific salon threads - crosspost and leave comments open on both sites.) However, I want to centralise conversation for this particular thing in one place for two reasons.

The first is logistics: I don’t want to manage two sets of comment threads, and there’s some spam-management considerations. And there are some features for long threads that work better for me on Dreamwidth than LiveJournal. (Among them, the fact you can make much longer comments on DW and the expand-all options for long threads for paid users.)

The second is more about my personal ethics: I want Dreamwidth to continue to be a vibrant, exciting, interesting place for conversation for a long time to come. (I’ve known D and Mark, the project’s co-founders for years and years). However, for various reasons, community conversations have never really taken off on Dreamwidth. These threads are a way to see if a different way of interconnecting people might be worth trying.

And I want to do that somewhere that values creative content, is not using my content for advertising, and that has a strong commitment to accessibility, usability, and varied ways of looking at the world. Fundamentally, I have a hard time saying that about LiveJournal anymore. Much as I hate writing that sentence, and much as I still have friends who are on LJ only, who I still love talking to. Just not these threads, maybe. (But I’m trying to make it as easy as possible for people to drop by whose online homes are in other places.)

Can I borrow the idea?
Please! If you think this kind of thing sounds fun, I encourage you to do it yourself. There should be no artificial shortages of awesome conversation.

From the salon threads so far, here's a few things I've discovered:
* It is easier to keep conversation going than I was afraid it might be. (Yay!) I'm currently following a practice of following up to the first handful of comments relatively quickly (and I aim for ways that encourage other conversation, though not all comments lead to that). And then I try and slow down a little, and not answer everything myself. Definitely an art rather than a science.

* Multiple questions are good. (This is part of why I am including food/drink/music/etc. type questions in there, by the way.)

* A mix of personal and generally-applicable seems to get the best responses. ("Tell me what you think about X" hasn't worked as well as "Here's this thing I'm currently fascinated by. Ok, now what like that are you thinking about?", in other words.)

* People *love* to talk about what they do and swap ideas and tips. (The line between this and unwanted advice still feels a little tricky to me, but we seem to be managing it okay.)

* People (and not always the people I'd have guessed) have privately expressed places where they feel weird bringing up a different perspective. Sometimes I've nudged the conversation slight (usually by commenting in a way that makes it easier for them to bring up whatever they wanted), sometimes I've looked at it and gone "Well, that sorta sucks." Still working on more solutions to this one.

* Comments trickle in over time: we're getting about half of them in the first 12 hours or so, and the other half later than that. Which is fascinating to me, actually.

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Mon, Oct. 22nd, 2012 12:43 pm

Dear Yuletide writer -

(note: I may add to this a little further this week)

Hi! You are awesome for wanting to write stuff. Whatever you write will, I am sure, be awesome.

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Wed, Aug. 15th, 2012 07:30 pm

Across my DW circle today, there have been lots of comments about a site - FriendBlab - scraping content and making it available. (However, I haven't seen comment about it on LiveJournal, where the same issues apply, so hi.) It looks like they scraped roughly 6000 journals each from LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, and InsaneJournal, along with a bunch of other sites. ([personal profile] elf has stats).

Before we go any further: a) lots of people have made DMCA requests b) the site is currently down (as best one can tell, removed by their hosting service, GoDaddy), and c) aware people are aware.

However, it's brought up a certain range of usual confusions about some topics, so let me put on my "Jenett attempts to explain" hat, and see if I can help. (please see #4, below, for some comment moderation notes)

Within:
1) Content scraping, public data being public, and how those two things fit together.

2) DMCA process, how it works, and what that "10 days" you see in the GoDaddy responses means. (Includes "only the copyright holder can file a DMCA takedown notice")

3) What you can expect from sites when you report this kind of thing and other useful stuff to know.

4) My background on some of this stuff, for people who don't know me.

[personal profile] dingsi has a good roundup of relevant links and sample responses.

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Mon, Jul. 2nd, 2012 10:26 am

(This is the post I've been swearing I'm going to make for about six months. This doesn't have everything, but it's good enough for now. Feel free to add stuff in comments, just be aware that there's places I'm glossing over details of why something does or doesn't work for me in here, for space reasons.)

Hi. If you’ve been reading my journal, you know there’s been Health Foo in my life for several years. Right now, two years and a bit after actually starting treatment for it, I feel mostly recovered. (Which is to say there are still some shaky bits.)

On the other hand, I’m able to work a full day, go home and use my brain for things. I can multitask functionally again. My executive function skills exist, and at almost the pre-Foo level. I can do complicated thinky things most of the time. Keeping on top of household stuff is no longer a huge strain. I can set up for ritual, do ritual, and clean up after all on the same night (this is sort of huge. It was a 4 day process for a long time). I can travel for the weekend without feeling entirely wiped out for a week after. So, on the whole, I call that really good.

[It is not perfect, mind you, and I’ll get to that. Just much improved.]

What I’m interested in talking about is how I got from totally non-functional to here, because the way I did it is a) involves a lot of stuff no medical professional even suggested (though I do also take medication) and b) might be useful for a bunch of people in similar positions. Take what’s useful.

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Tue, May. 22nd, 2012 05:48 pm

So, I made another icon. (Seriously. Ten+ years on LiveJournal and Dreamwidth, and it's this year I've started making amusing icons? Life is weird.)

This one is sort of specific, but public post in case you feel like sharing it with other like minded people (and, um, if you are such a person, I suspect we might get along, so feel free to comment.)

I've been teasingly using this as a self-reference for a couple of months in IM - because, really. Virgo Hufflepuff. Good with details, alphabetise lists as a matter of course, cheerful at doing large amounts of moving data that other people find sort of tedious.

(None of which is to say I'm perfect at it. But I enjoy it, and I seem to be better at it than the average bear.)

I'd been meaning to make a "Do not annoy the Virgo Hufflepuff: she will bury you in details" tag for a while (and have one I'm not entirely happy with). But this one came to me over the weekend, and as soon as I had the "Details managed" I went Squeeee!! a lot in IM.

Feel free to share, point people at this entry, etc. I'd appreciate a credit. I may come up with other visual versions given time. And I'm definitely contemplating throwing up a version in Zazzle or CafePress or something over next weekend, because I desperately want a physical button with it now.

ETA: Now with icon uploaded to LJ, really!

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Tue, Mar. 6th, 2012 05:42 pm

My credentials for this
Are at the bottom of this post, but involve being hotel chair or assisting in it for four smaller entirely volunteer-run conventions over the past 4 years. Two in the SF world, two in the Pagan community, two of which I’m in the midst of as I write this post. (One - Paganicon 2012 - is about to happen, one - Farthing Party - where I’m working on initial details this week, so both parts of the process are fresh in my mind.)

A lot of the basic theory is the same for larger conventions, you just have somewhat more leverage in some directions, and a lot more complexity.

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Fri, Jan. 20th, 2012 10:31 pm

I saw a nice endocrinologist, and started getting my brain and life back. It seems like it might be time to talk about that. I am now at a point where I want to talk about it in public, where it might be useful to other people, too.

Why I talk about this is that I want to give people who find themselves in the same place things they might consider trying. I don't think what worked for me would work for everyone: this is a "Hey, here's info" not a "Do as I do."

So:
- Today: revisit where I started from.
- Tomorrow: comments on making doctors listen
- Sunday: stuff I did that helped during the process.
- Monday: the actual recovery timeline. (short version: it took a lot longer than anticipated. I can sort of see my previous normal from here reliably now, and that's really recent.)
- Tuesday: what all of that means in practice - what it means in terms of life choice and food choices and all sorts of other things.

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Sun, Dec. 25th, 2011 10:46 pm

There may be more later, but this is a pretty decent first round.

(If you are, for some reason, going “Yuletide?”, it is an annual exchange of fiction in small fandoms. The stories are released on December 25th, and the authors are not revealed until January 1st, which gives you plenty of time to read and comment and so on without getting caught up in who wrote what. This year, there’s something like 2500 stories, of all sorts of kinds.)

What I wrote:
Not only did my recipient love it, but her favorite paragraph was the one that has my favorite sentence in it. I am so smug! (Much thanks to the friends who gave me advice, which I’ll talk about more when we get to reveals, because it’s the first fic writing I’ve shared with anyone else in more than a decade. Ritual writing, yes. Non-fiction, yes. All sorts of other commentary, yes. Fiction, no.)

My gift:
I got Chalion fic! It makes me deeply happy, because it has lots of awesome bits, and Iselle and Bergon after their marriage, and small mysteries solved improving the world. You can see it at http://archiveofourown.org/works/300197

Various recs and other notes within: recs for 15th Century CE RPF (namely Lucrezia Borgia), A Song for Arbonne, A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, A Knight's Tale, Anne of Green Gables, the Chalionverse, Center Stage, Circle of Magic, a Dr. Who/Lord Peter Wimsey crossover, Yuletide Meta, The Mummy movies, Newsflesh, Octopus Steals Camera, Shadow Unit, Tam Lin, Tower Prep, and Valdemar.

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Tue, Nov. 15th, 2011 12:24 pm

(This is my first year doing Yuletide, though I’ve been reading cheerfully along for quite a few.)

There's a lot of stuff below the cut, because I mostly thing more information is better than less. I've tried to make it easy to follow. Short version: stories are awesome. You doing Yuletide is awesome. Whatever you come up with in whichever of these fandoms is extremely likely to be awesome. See? All good.

But if you're the kind of person for whom more info is helpful, amusing, or inspiring, I can do that too.

Inside, you will find:
- A brief general note
- Stuff I like in fiction
- Stuff I do not care for in my fiction
- Stuff that kicks me out of a story's enjoyment
- Prompts plus things I really particularly like in each canon.

Much within!Collapse )

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