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Saturday, January 21st, 2012 05:23 pm
This is from Holly Lisle's Official Author Homepage. She says:

"The short version: I have removed my books from sale on iBookstore because Apple has included a clause in software I don’t use and wouldn’t have used anyway a clause claiming the right to refuse publication on its platform of works created with this software (which is fine and I applaud their right) and further stating that if they reject your work you cannot sell it in the format the software created anywhere else. "

Want to read more, to understand what Apple is up to and why? Then you can visit her blog where she states her reason for pulling her books, and then, the link she offers to another blog which discusses the issue in depth.

Frankly, while I enjoy my Ipod, I'm often concerned by these low-key, under the radar attempts by different software companies to take over the world.

What Apple is up to (as far as I understand it) is exactly like what it would be like if Microsoft Word was saying, "Well, if you use OUR software to write YOUR book, then WE can tell you where, when, how, and for how much you can sell YOUR book. Which, by the fact that you used OUR software, is now OURS."

Ridiculous much? 

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Friday, November 18th, 2011 06:59 am
This is the McKay-Sheppard rec list. About 1/3 of the links don't work anymore but a lot of them do, which still leaves me with a lot to read. So I'm just going to start here, and use this as my checkoff /reading list. If the list is inactive, I'll indicate that. If I've read from it, then there'll be a post saying that. Some of these lists are loooong....but that means I'll never run out of good fic. My only question is, are any of these lists being updated? Are there new rec lists for SGA that I don't know about? Read more... )

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Friday, November 18th, 2011 06:42 am
I found this website/archive, which seems to have tagged every single piece of SGA fiction that there is. Naturally, I went straight to the slavefic.

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Saturday, November 5th, 2011 03:17 pm
I was home sick this week, getting better after surgery, and so I wanted BDSM stuff, to distract me. You don't want to know about the surgery it's probably the most hideous thing I've ever gone through...okay, so I'll tell you.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2011 07:37 am
Yes, I took the week off from writing, so I could enjoy other people's stuff, and boy is there a lot of stuff out there. Among them, this catchy vid by lilly_the_kid, which you can view here. It's a story about Rodney in John's world of Atlantis, where bad things happen, and then they get separated and then John rescues Rodney. It's done with fast clips, tells a story, and has a happy ending! What more could you want? I really enjoyed this vid.

lovesrain44: Looking at John  (Looking at John)
Thursday, October 27th, 2011 06:44 am
You ever notice how you get a taste in your mouth that's craving moon pies? Or spaghetti with butter? Or even just a cool dish of ice cream? Well, the same thing happens to me in fic, I want something specific, and craving it, go in search for it. This last week it was slavefic.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2011 05:21 am
I remember I was new to SGA fandom, and was reading Seperis's rec list. At the top of the list was a story called "An Affair to Remember." Since I was reading everything at the time, I went and took a look at the story and was dismayed to find that it was a) AU, and b) based on an old movie that I'd never seen. I was sorely disappointed, and besides while the art was pretty, it showed Rodney in a wheelchair! (If you'd seen the movie, you'd know why.)

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 03:20 pm
Blue Skies From Rain is now posted on the AO3.

I've probably done it all wrong, but it's up there. I made it a series of four parts, rather than try to post 29 chapters. Each heading indicates which chapters are included in that part of the series. When I have more time, I'm going to try and update the text with bookmarks and links, so readers can get to each chapter quickly.

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 02:15 pm
Yes, I'm doing this instead of chores, but wouldn't you? The AO3 is so easy to work with, it makes me wish I'd written more.  At any rate, here's more of what's been posted to the AO3:

The Auction Verse - Originally the first story, The Blind Auction Diversion, was written in response to a prompt about putting Willie in a difficult situation with a bid for an auction that goes horribly, horribly wrong. Well it does, as it always does, but I had such fun with the characters that I introduced here that there are three more stories in this verse, in order: In Exile, Two Roads Divided, and Beyond Forgiveness.

The Splinter Verse - Willie's tasked with unpacking antique books that his vampire master, Barnabas Collins, ordered. Alas, in his hurry, he screws up and drops an entire crate of very valuable books. Barnabas determines that he will take the cost of the books out of Willie's hide, and then slashiness ensues.  There are four more stories in this verse, in order: The Price, Piece of Sky, State of Grace, and Faith in the Atmosphere.

Fleet of Stars Verse - Buzz, the cool beatnik and one-time boyfriend of Carolyn Stoddard on Dark Shadows, is not fazed by the big money of the Collins clan. In this story he is about to embark upon a journey to the west coast. As he prepares, he meets up with Willie, and invites him for a ride on his bike and a drink on the beach.

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 11:35 am
Breath of Heaven is now posted on AO3.

Dark Shadows is not a fandom where you can find a lot of stories online; as far as I can tell, anyway. Most of the stories are in zines, and most of the stories are about Barnabas and Josette and the rest of the upper crust of Collinsport. Not many are interested in Willie's story, or what's going on with him, or how hard he works while the rest of the gang drinks brandy in the Front Room. Which is a shame, because the dynamics between Willie and Barnabas, or between Willie and Jason McGuire, or, heck, between Willie and any character is far more exciting to watch because Willie has a Big Secret that he has to keep on Pain of Death. Sure, everyone has secrets in Collinsport, but Willie's Big Secret is BIG. And the changes in his character from the time he arrived as a thief to the time he works for Barnabas Collins up at the Old House are riveting. At least to me. Which is probably why I wrote so many stories about him.

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 11:18 am
The Willie and Barnabas Diversion is now posted on AO3.

This is one of the few stories I wrote that takes place after Willie gets out of the loony bin. I thought his character wasn't as interesting in this weakened state, yet, one very hot August week, this story came to me. Go figure. This is also the only one of my Dark Shadows stories in which Julia Hoffman appears.

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 10:49 am
The Nicholas Diversion is now posted on AO3.

God, I love the AO3. Posting is a breeze. Corrections are a breeze. I think each post in the archive can accept up to 50,000 words, which is five times more than live journal can take. The whole thing is set up for exactly what it needs to be, a place to post and share stories. Then there's that swank epub download for ereaders, what an easy thing to do!

Normally I go to Fan Fiction on the Run for my ebooks, but if [personal profile] amalthia hasn't been creating enough SGA ebooks for me like she ought to as my BFF, then I can go to the AO3 and find some for myself. (Which amalthia would only encourage, as she doesn't want to "enable" me in these sorts of things. She's all about growth and self-sufficiency, damnit.)

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 10:37 am
The Earring Diversion is now on AO3.

This was an early story in my Dark Shadows writing era; I think it fumbles for the dramatic, but even if it doesn't get there, at least it reaches.

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 10:14 am
Ordinary Day is now posted on AO3.

Before I wrote fic for Supernatural, I wrote Dark Shadows fic, namely stories about Willie Loomis, who I adored writing about because he's such a mess and can't seem to stay out of trouble.

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Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 06:18 pm
All of my Sparta Verse stories have now been posted on AO3. You can find them here.

I think I enjoy the Sparta stories most of all, because I love working with a young Sam, who is frustrated and annoyed at every other turn, and can't seem to keep his mouth shut, even when it will do him the most good. I love it that he's brave, even when he's scared, and I love how he adores Dean with all his heart and soul. As for how he feels about John, well, he's got good days and bad days.

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Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 05:16 pm
Fairy Lights and the sequel Desert Water were the first stories I wrote in the Supernatural fandom. I was new to the whole wincest thing, and the show had just ended Season 2, and I was still reeling from Dean making the deal with the crossroads demon. I was determined, as I'm sure were a lot of other fans at the time, to SAVE Dean from hell. It didn't work, but I got these two stories to show for my efforts.

Fairy Lights starts directly after All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 2; and is basically a roadtrip story with a nice twist.
Here's a link to Fairy Lights on live journal.
Here's a link to Fairy Lights on AO3.

Desert Water is a sequel to Fairy Lights and displays my on and off obsession with the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona.
Here's a link to Desert Water on live journal.
Here's a link to Desert Water on AO3.

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Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 02:42 pm
So I've determined to post all of my stories on AO3, because I like how clean it looks there, and I like the fact that it's an archive that's not owned by non-fans.

Today I posted Phantom Load on AO3. You can get it here.

This story originally posted on my live journal account for the Supernatural Big Bang for 2008.

My only regret here is that I can't include Xterm's marvelous art for the story in the AO3 post, but you can view it here

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 07:24 pm
I finally figured out (thanks to [personal profile] amalthia ) that my post for my Atlantis Big Bang got swallowed up, so here I am to create another post.

If you like SGA stories (which I do) and if you like Big Bangs...then here are the links to the Master Fic Posts for my Atlantis Big Bang 2011. These will take you to links on the AO3, soundtrack downloads, and my really long author's notes.

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011 08:38 pm
Title: Lay Me Down So
Genre/Pairing: Slash - McKay/Sheppard
Rating: R
Word Count: 102,673
Warnings: Rape/non-con, graphic depictions of violence, darkfic, angst, rain and damp, bad weather, bad food
Summary: On an off-world mission, Rodney and John are kidnapped and taken to a hostile alien planet. While they struggle for survival and attempt to figure out a way to escape and get back to Atlantis, John falls sick, so it's up to Rodney to rescue them.

Click here for story links, art, author's notes, and soundtrack... )