Prompt: Holiday Fic
Finish the thought: "Holidays on Atlantis were..."
Prompt: AU Adrift where Sheppard and McKay are not interrupted by Weir waking up.
Prompt: New Expedition
Prompt: "So I got my Psych evaluation back and she said..."
Leesa_perrie & imwithrebel
Prompt: Hydra in Atlantis
It feels like quality and the color printing is better than on the ones I printed at a local copier. The cover feels nice. I can't believe I can get lots of author copies for cheap. I sense lots of gifts for family.
She is excited to see it listed on Amazon as a "real" book.
Link to the book on Amazon.
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Next came this conversation:
G: Why can't I get my book in a real store?
Me: It's a lot harder to do. It takes time. Maybe when you're older you can do that.
G: I want my book in a store.
Me: I understand.
So I thought about it and I realized this is the age of indie publishing. Yes, she is 6. Yes, her book reads like it was written by a child. Yes, her art is still developing (though better than my own at this point). However, what's stopping me from putting her book up on Amazon and sending a few copies to family? It's true she wouldn't sell any copies aside than a few to friends, but that's not really the point. The point is that we could go on Amazon, search for her book's isbn, and purchase the book just as if it were in a real bookstore. It's fairly low cost with lots of gain.
So after some contemplation, I decided to try it out. We'll get her proof in a few weeks. Meanwhile, she is bouncing off the walls because she has written a "real" book that is available for sale.
Through all of this she has learned to type on a computer, edit, match illustrations to her story, and much more. She's gained lots of confidence and pride in her work.
She's also told me that she never plans to stop writing books. Needless to say, I'm excited, too.
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Title: Honor and Consequences
Description: Episode tag to "Prisoner of War". Athos insulted the king and his law. There must be consequences but his friends' have his back.
Locations to read:
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I'm so sad this is all there is. One more episode and I won't have more of these musketeers to keep me happy. I'll have to go back and read the books, I suppose.
For all the good, however, there are some easy outs the authors take that really drive me nuts.
Case in point: the episode Prisoner of War. ( Read more...Collapse )
At the very least, I want to see something. I get there's only so much time to delve into this stuff but it makes the whole episode fall flat without. Seriously, the captain of the musketeers just shouted before a crowd of people, the red guard, and other musketeers to "damn the law" while rescuing a prisoner without orders to do so. That can't go unchecked!
I haven't written fanfiction in a while, but I am sorely tempted to write this... Unfortunately I have to write my article today on abacus games and then work on my other stories for my business. Adulting sucks sometime
If anyone out there watched this show and wants to write me a tag to this episode, I'd be very excited.
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The writing is improving and the stakes are raising. I love the characters more each episode and I'm excited that they seem to be heading toward the Fronde (civil wars before the revolution). I love how each of the Musketeers are starting to question which side they are on.
In the books, Athos and Aramis choose to fight with the Fronde while Porthos and D'Aratagnan fight for the king. It comes together when the boy king is kidnapped by the Fronde. They discover they are on different sides during a fight. They come together in a meeting to discuss it and it almost breaks out in more fighting. Athos brings them together saying they may work for different sides but they are friends until the end. It's one of my favorite scenes in Twenty Years After. I may have to go read it right away! Yup, just read it again from my very old version of the book:
( from a 1893 printing with wood artCollapse )
I can't express how much I love that scene.
I don't think they'll do this at all in the series. If anything, they seem to be working to have D'Artagnan and Athos work with the Fronde but I don't think there will be infighting among the Musketeers.
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Worst of all: Having to tell my daughter that she can't take the class because she's a girl.
She asks, "Why does it matter?"
I tell her, "It shouldn't."
The next day she writes a story of the Easter Bunny. She writes, "...so she, because the Easter Bunny was a she, could hide the eggs..."
Next day she asks how ketchup got on the potty. Then she wants to know why women bleed from their vaginas and isn't it a problem because they can't wear band-aids. What's up with boys not having the same issue?
So here I am with my 5.5 year-old thinking she's far too observant and I'm not really ready to have these conversations, but maybe having them earlier is better after all. I love seeing that her instinct is to fight the status quo rather than accept less simply because others say she should.
At the shoe shop, she finds space shoes and wants them in her size. The shoe clerk shows her pink flower shoes in her size instead. She politely explains that she really wants the planets and rockets on the shoe. The shoes are too wide for her but the right length. She finds a pair of pink shoes instead that will suffice, not really understanding why the pink shoes are narrower than all of the space-themed shoes. The clerk apologizes to her and tells her how great it is to love science at her age.
The gym has promised a ninja warrior class for girls in the fall. One of my kid's friends is hoping to join with us. My kid is excited but she still doesn't understand why she has to wait. Honestly? Neither do I.
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- Current Mood: aggravated
The last episode of Steven Universe was beautiful and amazing. My husband would argue the gems are aliens that all have the same gender so referring to them as women or as having a lesbian relationship isn't even accurate. He's right. However, I think it shouldn't matter. The series chooses to show the relationships as a matter of course and nothing about the plot cares whether or not they are lesbian relationships or not lesbian relationships. It's not like they're showing any part of those relationships that shouldn't be in a cartoon.
Apparently the Cartoon Nework in the UK censored the last episode because of some dancing and lesbian undertones. *headdesk* This is 2016 isn't it? Why does it matter if there is dancing between two women? Is it because children will see the show? What exactly are people afraid children will take away from the episode? It's ridiculous.
I suppose this is as good a time as any to remind you that this show is awesome.
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There is one show, however, that bridges this gap and it is AMAZING when watched in order. I only wish I knew more people who watched this show.
I'm speaking of Steven Universe. It's a cartoon on Cartoon Network but one of the main animators came from Adventure Time and that definitely shows. What do I love about it?
1.) The music! The characters break into song at some of the more emotional times and it really works well. Here are a few awesome videos you should watch to convince you to see the show. It's almost like watching fanvids that are really well done except they were on the show and they work. (These videos are spoilers but specially chosen to show you what the show is like)
2.) Strong, team-based relationships and even the romantic relationships are understated but so strong. I don't know if the gems technically have a gender but each is a "her" and they have relationships with each other called fusion and it's an interesting concept. Sometimes fusion is just coming together to become something more but I get the feeling with some characters there is a romantic relationship there. It's really awesome to see.
Lyrics that really summarize this idea from Garnet's song:
"Go ahead and try and hit me if you're able.
Can't you see that my relationship is stable?
I know you think I'm not something you're afraid of,
'Cause you think that you've seen what I'm made of.
Well I am even more than the two of them.
Everything they care about is what I am.
I am their fury, I am their patience,
I am a conversation"
3.) It's science fiction with complex plots and characters. It takes a while for it all to come together (more than a season) but once it does it is so worth it. There's a darkness even to the light characters and a light even to the dark characters and it's really special and well-thought out.
4.) The first few episodes aren't fantastic so give it more of a chance but the humor is smart, the writing is something special and different, and the show is so much fun. If you want team dynamic where people will go to no end to help each other, this is the show for you.
5.) This show is built on strong female characters. This entry was originally posted at http://sgatazmy.dreamwidth.org/308839.ht