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The last bastion of sanity
Still here, which is nice :)

Starting to miss posting long form somewhere, I don't quite know how long that'll last though...

Real reason to post though, is that I'm hosting a slashbash on 3 January, 2pm till whenever you flee the premises, or the last train.

Let me know if you're coming. My plans at the moment involve christmas cake and sausage rolls and Guardians of the Galaxy. Suggestions for other stuff accepted :)

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The4ts requested: name something you have purchased / acquired but wish you had never, ever set eyes on (and why) and one thing you secretly covet. 

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Rhade-rad asked: How about giving your perspective on Connotations? How did you get involved in creating/running the con and what did you learn/gain from the experience?

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From the4ts: How did you find fandom (or how did it find you)?

So, I had a long post written and it vanished. Disheartening. But let"s try again.Collapse )

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Stageira: What is your happiest memory of fandom?

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Still lots of days left to leave me a question...
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Late, because I have dithered gently about this, and I don't know that I'm going to make it, but I'm really enjoying reading other people's posts, and you know what I think I'd like to try :) But it's already halfway through January, so let's not be silly, it's going to be 30 days of rambling, rather than a calendar month, and may god have mercy on our souls :)

So, if you would like to suggest something for me to talk about on DWth/LJ, on a day between let's say, 17 Jan and 17 Feb, drop me a comment :)


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I appear to have lost my addressbook, and since I forgot to take cards to the twins' do, I am having a bit of a card writing frenzy. Leave me your address and I'll send you one too :)

If you are one of the usual suspects other than Claire, Seph, the twins and Mandragora, please assume I do not have your address and would like it. Because apparently, I don't :( (and I definitely do)

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I have been reminded by my calendar that I proposed a slashbash on 7 Sep -- short notice now, I know, but shall I go ahead or reschedule?

Edited to say that it will be going ahead, from 2pm, my place, Sept 7. Please bring things to drink and nibbley or desserty stuff -- I will provide some sort of low carbish buffet deal :)

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The bash of slashiness (and other fannish behaviours) will commence from 2pm on March 30th at my place.

If you wish to bring stuff, I'm advising savouries or drinks -- I'm going to have three kinds of cake and biscuits and crudities and dips and crisps and pizza and the damn Indian party pack that's been at the bottom of the freezer since I forgot to break it out for the last slashbash. But yes.

Or chocolate. Chocolate is always acceptable.

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So, Slashbash, March sometime? I've left out Mother's day, because just, no.

You don't have to bring anything except yourself, and there will be ridic amounts of food, especially the weekend of 23/4 March because I'm making my lodger a rainbow cake for her birthday a couple of days before and dear god, that's a lot of cake.

I can put a few people up overnight on cushions and sofas and such, and for that matter there's a Premiere Inn 2 minutes up the road if that's all too much :g:

Slashbash: it has been pointed out to me that 1 April is Easter Monday, and might be an option -- let me know in comments if that is of interest!

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I don't quite know why I'm having a Ronseal moment, but yes. A post that does exactly what it says on the tin.

Two stories this year, one for Yuletide, and one for SGA_Santa.

Fated, or, Two Weddings and a Housewarming, was my Yuletide story, which was basically me writing in the bits Georgette Heyer left out of Friday's Child, where Gil and Ferdy have an ongoing relationship as well as Gil fixing Sherry and Hero's marriage, and getting Wrotham and Isabella in the same place at the right time for him to propose and her to finally accept.

Noise/Signal was my SGA_Santa fic, In which John and Rodney are generously given the gift of glittery telepathy. I'm sorry LJ, I'm providing a primary link to AO3, because Livejournal have apparently completely blocked my home ISP and I really can't be arsed doing all this on my phone. (Secondary link to LJ)

And lastly, through watching the entire box of Grantham Gingers that I took to a New Year's party get nommed ruthlessly, I have decided that the Grantham Ginger recipe needs to be shared. I packaged them up as Christmas presents as well, and they seem to have gone over okay :)
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Hi all,
 
We've always said that the original plan, made back in the hazy days when Temaris and Claire were but whippersnappers, was that we were going to do ten Connotations and talk about it.
 
Well, we're here, at number ten, and we have talked.
 
This year's Connotations will be the last one.
 
We have had a fantastic time, and we couldn't have done it without everyone -- it's been a lot of fun, and we are going to miss doing these, but it is time.
 
So, if you want to have one last Connotations this is your chance.  We are dropping registration back down to £50, so come along, and join the party.  We'd like to make this the best one yet.  (We will refund those who paid after August 1st when the reg increased)
  
Temaris, Claire and Seph
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You can book online on our dedicated Marriot webpage or by phone. To book online please make sure you use the page from this link, as it will embed the necessary code for your rate.

If you are staying Friday night you will need to book the Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rate of £110.00 single occupancy, £149.00 double occupancy, these can be booked by selecting the DBB Single Double choice. If you require a triple occupancy room at £230.00 DBB you will need to select DBB Triple.

For the Saturday and Sunday Evenings, you will need to book the 24 Hour Rate of £145.00 single occupancy and £215.00 double occupancy, again by selecting 24hr Single Double Occupancy again on the left hand side of this page. If you require a triple occupancy room on the evenings of Saturday and Sunday you will need to ring the hotel directly on 0191 375 3606.

To make your reservations for the DBB rate and the 24hr rate, you will need to make 2 separate reservations, these will be linked directly by the hotel to ensure that you remain in the same bedroom for the full weekend.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel in October.

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If you read my Twitter account at all, you'll know I fell into Marvel fandom right after Connotations after literally *years* of resisting Claire's blandishments about X-Men.

Yes, go on, Clara, laugh it out. You'll get yours.

it started with Steve/Tony (aka cap/Iron Man, and frankly you could do a lot worse than go Iheck out the Cap_ironman comm, and its amazing post of 101 Cap/Tony moments. Then it became Iron Man. Being the kind of obsessive completist that I am, I got Iron Man. ALL the Iron Man. And all the Avengers. And then it kind of spiralled out of control, and hey, who hasn't woken up dazed, confused, and with a semi-catalogued mountain of genre fiction surrounding them, right?

Claire's still got more comics than me.

Probably.
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I have to admit to being actively offended by the film being called Avengers Assemble in the UK. It's the Avengers, dammit. Fiennes can go get over himself.

Anyway. I have to do this somewhere, and my medium of choice, Twitter, is really not the place to squee about a much anticipated film that's out in Europe a week before North America. Well, not without upsetting a number of already fairly irritated friends :g:

Here be spoilers of the most spoilericious nature. I mean this. Don"t read it until you"ve seen it, unless you don"t give a shit, in which case go ahead, but don"t say I didn"t tell you.Collapse )



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Rather bewilderingly, there was ficcage last year -- and already 2 more in this year, but all in the last twenty or so days. I have no idea what happened to the fannish writing, I've been noodling at some original stuff, but not very whole-heartedly (though that may step up if I don't get my contract renewed, but that's another ball of yarn altogether.) but the fannish writing got the go-by.

This may not last :)


SGA for mdime02:
Omphalos (Originally on LJ)
15 (violence)
Gen. 8728 words.
Teamfic. McKay heads for the hills, while Teyla, John and Ronon negotiate the delicate art of hostage taking.

Dresden Files, for [personal profile] moonlettuce
Winter Wonderland
Harry/Thomas Raith
18. 1224 words.
Cliche!fic! Thomas steals alllll the blankets. Harry is cold. Cliches ensue! Also sex :)

Alice (Syfy 2009), for [personal profile] alyse (which I keep wanting write as Füaut;r Elise, which is Quite Different Entirely).
In Wonderland
Alice/Hatter
Gen. 1464 words.
Joy happens when you least expect it, sneaking in the corners and charming you without knowing. Alice and Hatter find a happily ever after.

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She twisted my arm, and now I have a fannish stocking, over at [profile] fandom_stocking :)

Temaris' Stocking

It's a hard life :) *bookmarks all the stockings*

PS: If you aren't Alyse, Claire, Beren, Thwax, Leyenn, and have a stocking you think I should know about (or notice a stocking you think I should know about) drop me a comment :)

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So, I'd update on Livejournal, only LJ appears to be deded.

If you need to get hold of myself or Claire (moonlettuce), drop a comment here, or email me at temaris at gmail, we don't have the connotations emails set up.

Seph & I are in Newcastle, I've made a quick run this morning for petrol and benadryl (cats!omg), we have cake, candy, ginger beer, and more candy :) Next we repack the car, and head to Durham.

*peers out window* and we have achieved a window cleaner. Apparently. That could make getting to the car interesting for a bit.

In other news I have the new Georgette Heyer (by Jennifer Kloester) biography and am trying to ration reading it :) I am trying not to have high expectations to aviod disappointment.

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Fandom seems to have decided that it's more than a one night stand. The owner is actively working on bundles, hierarchical tags and a ton of other things that can be found in the Google spec doc that he suggested but thought would end up as some vast sprawling 300 way LJ discussion :g:

It does cost money. There are discussions in the spec doc about donation accounts, have a looksee. It's not all singing all dancing, and Delicious are getting functionality up again pretty fast. On the other hand Pinboard haven't screwed anyone over, aren't pretending we don't exist, and the developer/owner is working with us.

Even if you don't want Pinboard, I'd say the owner's a keeper :g:

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