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22 May 2017 05:59 pm
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Title: Five Birds Harold Has Never Been, Part 1: Muscovy Duck
Fandom: Person of Interest/Elementary
Rating: PG
Words: 6318
Characters/Pairings: Root/Sameen Shaw, Harold Finch, John Reese, Bear, Joan Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Jaime Moriarty, Clyde
Warnings/Content: Show-level violence, crossover, Shaw/Watson flirting, Watson/Moriarty flirting
Notes: Thanks to [personal profile] lilacsigil for the beta.

Summary: Sherlock thinks there's something peculiar about their new neighbour, Mr Muscovy.

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21 May 2017 11:15 pm
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Hello again! One last time spamming you about the Unofficial Blind Go round: the authors have now been revealed. You can check them (and the fics) out here.

The Vorkosigan Saga in 5 Books

19 May 2017 04:27 pm
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Ira
Friends! One of my favourite things made of words ever is up for the Best Series Hugo this year! That is correct, The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold is a Hugo Finalist. And I am here with the lovely frequent Lady Business guest poster [personal profile] forestofglory (Anna), a fellow Vorkosigan fan, to present you with two ways to skim the highlights of this series in 5 books each.

Anna
Five books is kind of an arbitrary cutoff, but it's a lot fewer than 17!

Ira
Isn't that right!

Now, you may have seen that your Hugo packet includes Borders of Infinity as the sole representative of the Vorkosigan Saga. This is a collection of novellas/short stories with some interstitial material that constitutes its own (very) short story. If Baen, the publisher, had to pick ONE book, this is not a bad choice, as it gives several interesting adventures and tones from this series. However, Anna and I think it doesn't really cover the breadth of the series, and we're here to fix that.

This post is intended for two audiences: (1) People who have never encountered a Vorkosigan book in their life, or maybe have read one or two but don't really know the full series, so we can suggest a subset of the series that is readable by the Hugo voting deadline; and (2) Fans of the series so they can come argue with us about our picks. BOTH ARE SO WELCOME.

Read more... )

U.B.G. reminder

19 May 2017 07:50 am
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Hello folks! This is just to remind you that my unofficial Blind Go round is nearing its end! If you want to participate in guessing who wrote what, you have still a few days, until Sunday 11 pm EEST, to post your guesses.

The fics can be found here!

Sidetracks - May 18, 2017

18 May 2017 09:46 am
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Sidetracks is a collaborative project featuring various essays, videos, reviews, or other Internet content that we want to share with each other. All past and current links for the Sidetracks project can be found in our Sidetracks tag.


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Fandom: Avengers (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton, Wanda Maximoff
Rating: sfw
Length: 3m21s
Creator Links: Captain Bucky on YT
Theme: action/adventure, female characters

Summary: Wanda's journey to superhero, featuring Clint. Contains fast cuts, fast action, blinky/black card transitions, competing audio tracks (music/dialogue)

Reccer's Notes: This vid took me on a rollercoaster emotional journey, especially via really effective use of the bridge.

Fanwork Links: You to Believe In
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Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton
Rating: sfw
Length: 1m52s
Creator Links: TatyanaOracle on YT
Theme: action/adventure, competence,

Summary: Hawkeye character vid. Contains fast cuts, fast action, black card transitions, blur effects and flash effects. Not viewable on mobile.

Reccer's Notes: This vid is an intriguing character study. Also a fun and fast-paced celebration of Clint shooting things. *hearteyes emoji*

Fanwork Links: The Phoenix
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Fandom: Jupiter Ascending
Characters/Pairings: Caine Wise, Vladie Bolotnikov
Rating: teen
Length: 5000 words
Creator Links: [archiveofourown.org profile] splash_the_cat, [tumblr.com profile] splash_the_cat, [archiveofourown.org profile] splash_the_cat
Theme: action/adventure, outsider pov, minor characters

Summary: Vladie is sure Jupiter is caught up in something, maybe something bad, and he's bound and determined to... Well, okay, let's be honest, he's probably going make it so much worse.

Reccer's Notes: This is a fascinatingly off-beat idea. Caine and Vladie unexpectedly make a fun (and effective!) team up. The connection of their shared love for Jupiter is felt, even though she never makes an appearance in the fic.

Fanwork Links: To Be Sure of You
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Fandom: Killjoys
Characters/Pairings: Johnny Jaqobis, D'avin Jaqobis, Dutch
Rating: teen
Length: 2m21
Creator Links: [archiveofourown.org profile] bingeling [personal profile] bingeling
Theme: action/adventure, science fiction, small fandoms, families, families of choice

Summary: Leave some doom for the lucky ones. A season 1 vid from Johnny's POV. Warnings as listed.

Reccer's Notes: A lovely look at all the danger Team Killjoys gets up to. Especially recommended if your favourite Johnny is bad-ass Johnny, which it should be!

Fanwork Links: Brooklyn Gamma
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Fandom: Agent Carter (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Characters/Pairings: Daniel Sousa/Peggy Carter/Jack Thompson
Rating: teen
Length: 16 000 words
Creator Links: [archiveofourown.org profile] sholio [personal profile] sholio
Theme: action/adventure, undercover as a couple, pretend couple, m/m/f threesomes, polyamory, casefic

Summary: "Due to your deplorable habit of showing up at all hours of the day and night, any useful Leviathan-related gossip from the neighbors has been replaced by speculation that 'Marge' is cheating on poor 'Dan' with a blond scoundrel -- Jack, if you don't stop laughing, I will hit you with my shoe." (Or: Peggy and Daniel go undercover as a married couple in the suburbs.)

Reccer's Notes: Really fun undercover as a couple fic, plus Jack who just can't seem to stay away. Lots of in-character banter, and the danger that seems to follow Peggy everywhere.

Fanwork Links: Pistol Packin' Mama
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Fandom: Avengers (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton/Bruce Banner
Rating: teen
Length: 12 000 words
Creator Links: [archiveofourown.org profile] qwanderer
Theme: action/adventure, au: fairy tales, au: fusions, crossovers/fusions

Summary: Bruce Banner hasn't left this tower since the Incident. It's really quite generous of Ross to continue to let him live here, after how disastrously wrong the experiments went - here, where he can maybe avoid hurting anyone else ever again.

Then some guy with a bow shows up.

Reccer's Notes: This is a really fun Avengers/Tangled mashup, with Bruce as the princess who doesn't even realise that he needs to be saved. Sassy chameleon Tony Stark may be my favourite fanfic animal familiar.

Fanwork Links: Smashed
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Title: Stop and Remember Me
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Rating: PG
Words: 5538
Characters/Pairings: Helena 'HG' Wells/Myka Bering
Warnings/Content: Hand holding, amnesia, adventures with Artifacts
Notes: Title from Hazy Shade of Winter. Thank you to [personal profile] lilacsigil and [personal profile] clare_dragonfly for the beta.

Summary: Myka wished she could remember where she was. She wished she could remember why not remembering was a bad thing.


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The book: Books 2-6 of the InCryptid Series by Seanan McGuire, starting with Midnight Blue-Light Special

The summary:

The Covenant of St. George was founded to uphold one simple ideal: anything that was not present on the Ark—anything they deemed "unnatural"—needed to be destroyed. Monsters. Creatures of myth and legend. All of them would be wiped from the Earth in the name of Man's dominion. Unfortunately for them, not all the monsters agreed with this plan...and neither did all the human beings.
After their rather abrupt departure from the Covenant, Alexander and Enid Healy found themselves alone in the world, but with a simple mission of their own: to protect the cryptids of the world from those who would harm them without just cause. It was a cause that would eventually claim both their lives, leaving their children, and their children's children, to take up the fight. Now in the modern day, their descendants struggle to stay beneath the Covenant's radar, while defending the cryptids from humanity—and humanity from the cryptids.


How I found it: Like many of us, my gateway Seanan McGuire book was Rosemary and Rue, the first October Daye story. From there, I began seeking out her other work, and as another urban fantasy series, InCryptid seemed like the natural next step. I read the first book, Discount Armageddon, in 2013 or so, and I enjoyed it, but didn't fall in love with the universe or the characters nearly as much as I had Toby and her world. So when I had to set aside the second book, Midnight Blue-Light Special, only a few chapters in, I didn't feel any strong urgency to return. But I kept buying the new volumes, on the assumption I would get back to them someday. And someday is now.

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BREAKING NEWS: Tons of people love All Systems Red by Martha Wells, a new novella from Tor. Probably not a spoiler due to my fondness for robot pals: I'm among their number. It's got an uninhabited planet and a strong space thriller vibe. It also boasts a security bot who we can identify with deeply, because all it wants to do is download and watch television shows. The main conceit is that the bot—SecUnit like the humans refer to it, or Murderbot, as it calls itself—has a hacked governor module, granting it its own will and agency. All Systems Red is about what it chooses to do with that agency. Read more... )
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Fandom: Avengers (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Characters/Pairings: Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanov, Thor, Bruce Banner, Loki, Clint Barton
Rating: sfw
Length: 2m45s
Creator Links: [tumblr.com profile] avengergasm, on youtube
Theme: action/adventure

Summary: victory's within the mile/almost there, don't give up now/only thing that's on my mind/is who's gonna run this town tonight. Contains fast cuts, fast action, stuttery/strobey effects (multiple cuts within the same scene, black cards between frames).

Reccer's Notes: So this song is pretty overused as action vids go, but I promise you won't even notice! The vidder does a lot of cool things with the musicality of this song, harnessing the unsettling bits and the ominous minor chords really well. They even manage to keep up with Jay Z, who's got the best percussive flow in the rap game. (If you don't know, now you know.)

Fanwork Links: Run This Town
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Fandom: Arrow (DC on CW)
Characters/Pairings: Oliver Queen
Rating: teen
Length: 2m05s
Creator Links: [tumblr.com profile] mrseclipse555, on youtube, [twitter.com profile] tatia_martynova
Theme: action/adventure

Summary: oliver queen || “I thought the universe owed me one”. Contains fast cuts, fast action, stuttery/strobey effects (multiple cuts within the the same scene, black cards between frames), some light flashes.

Reccer's Notes: I've recced this vidder before, but I think their dynamic work fits perfectly into the theme. Contains lots of the fun action parts of Arrow, but doesn't lose track of the narrative parts. In this case, how hard Oliver works for his city, whether anyone actually notices or not.

Fanwork Links: Hall of Fame on YT
Hall of Fame on tumblr
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This year there was a shadow jury for the Clarke Award, which was fascinating. they released their own list of finalists right before the Clarke Award dropped the official finalist list.

Clarke Award Finalists

  • A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
  • Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
  • After Atlas by Emma Newman
  • Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan
  • Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Sharke Six

  • The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • A Field Guide to Reality by Joanna Kavenna
  • Infinite Ground by Martin MacInnes
  • Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley

The shadow jury's finalist list name is super cute. Read more... )

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