lotesse: (sg1_pilgrim!daniel)
At my sibling's poking I'm trying to pick up SGA - but having exactly the problem that I knew I would, which is that I keep peering around McKay and Shepard for Jack and Daniel. This is why I really wish sequels that centered on new characters would at least skip a generation, so that I wouldn't keep getting distracted by how frustrating it must be for Daniel to not go to Atlantis, what do you mean Daine and Numair got oops pregnant and shotgun married, hey no wait what happened to Aang and Sokka and Toph and why are they dead, et cetera et cetera. I just have a really hard time attaching to new characters when previous BSOs keep popping up to draw my eye. so anyway now I'm looping back to SG1 S1. Someday, maybe, I might make it all the way through "Rising" without getting distracted by the JacknDannyness of it all, but today is not that day.

links of interest: this completely terrifying case where a judge chastised a pregnant woman for absconding with her male partner's fetus; my word of the day, misogynoir, coined by the Crunk Feminist Collective.
lotesse: (tortall_heroines)
Hey guise Kalakirya podficced me!

[Podfic] Finds but Riddling Shrift (26 words) by kalakirya
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tortall - Tamora Pierce
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau/George Cooper
Characters: Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau, George Cooper, Numair Salmalín
Additional Tags: Magic, Winter, Street & Stage Magic, Podfic, Podfic Length: 0-10 Minutes

podfic of lotesse's story

George finds Arram Draper juggling in the snow

It's super fun to hear my stuff read by someone who isn't me! And she did a really lovely, atmospheric reading.
lotesse: (httyd_hiccup)
Post a random sentence (or three whole paragraphs) from every WIP you're currently working on, even if it's very short. Then invite people to ask questions about your WIP. With any luck, you'll get talking about writing, and the motivation to take that WIP one step closer to completion will appear as if by magic!

How to Train Your Dragon/The Secret of Kells crossover - two rare animated fandoms for the price of one! )

Tortall, Arram/Ozorne powerplay )

Steve/Tony up!against!the!wall sex )
lotesse: (p&p_letters)
Here's [a meme] where I'll post the working title of a story, and the first sentence, for (some of) my most current WIPs. No pairing or summary info.

A Study in Circles: The Amestrian military keeps doctors as well as dogs on its leashes; having completed my course of medical study at the Second Laboratory in Central, I was bound to service for several years.

my gold signal like a dragonfly: Teal'c tells people, when they ask him, that his inlaid golden serpent tattoo is a mark of his former slavery to false gods.

Neglect me, lose me, only give me leave: “No,” Taran said, pulling away from under Fflewddur's hand.

saffron and haze and Tyrian purple: Arram Draper had left Tyra as a very small boy, taking with him only a dark olive-brown complexion, a head of curling dark hair, and the recollected tastes of cakes flavored with saffron and sesame, and aromatic bread heavy with olive oil on his tongue.

me me:

5 May 2011 10:54 am
lotesse: (miyazaki)
Name me a character from a fandom I have known, and I will tell you:

* How I FEEEEEL about this character
* All the people I ship romantically with this character
* My non-romantic OTP for this character
* My unpopular opinion about this character
* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon
lotesse: (winter)
Thank you for writing a story for me!

I'm a happy-ending kind of girl. I like stories about people in love, sexual or otherwise - stories where people care for and help one another. It satisfies my idealistic streak. I do love angst, oh do I ever, but I kind of need happy endings afterward. h/c is probably my biggest kink. I'm also really into family-of-choice tropes and stories about strong or passionate emotional intimacy.

I like female characters really a lot. Not all of my requests center directly on women, but it's important to me that narrative spaces reflect gender parity/equity, or specifically condemn the lack thereof in more realistically patriarchal 'verses. I like non-standard sexualities and imaginative modes of sexual engagement. Similarly, cultural diversity that opens up the imaginative space of the canon makes me seriously happy. There's no reason why kyriarchal western values, images, mores, or cultural practices need to rule speculative stories that are fairytales or take place in outer space!

Battlestar Galactica (1978) )

Limberlost books )

Tamora Pierce, Tortall )

Orlando )
lotesse: (tortall_heroines)
what are you that wanting you I should be kept awake

Tamora Pierce (Tortall), Daine/Numair. 3,620 words. Mature sexual content, quarreling, makeup sex, magical exhaustion. "I don't give a bloody coin for what the King needed,” she snapped. "You needed, for once, to manage to not half-kill yourself as soon as I leave Corus. Do you not have any instincts at all? Can't you tell when you're going too far?"

and what am I that I should love so wisely and so well? )
lotesse: (tortall_heroines)
Re-reading Protector of the Small. Kel's not my baby, and these books aren't the Tortallan ones I'm passionately in love with, but heavens above are they lovable. They're the safest safe space I can imagine - and I adore the way that the politics come closer and closer in each iteration of this 'verse. We went from Alanna's non-western cultures to Daine's arguments against slavery to Kel's - well, at this point the warring political factions are the conservatives and the progressives, so that's actually a bit beyond transparent! *schnorgles these books*
lotesse: (neverland)
The Boy's been reading Tamora Pierce's Immortals Quartet. Oh gods above but I loved - love - those books so much. I read them for the first time as a little teen, and they were just so completely the thing that I wanted. Awhile ago, [personal profile] thefourthvine wrote a gorgeous meta on being part of the audience - the Immortals books were one of my first real experiences with being front and center in a writer's audience. To this day, I still have a strong desire to draw little tiny hearts around Tamora Pierce.

So he's been reading them, and we've been talking about them, and I seem to have nerded out and made a ship fanmix. Um.

behind the cut: Fair Strange Lover, a Daine/Numair Immortals Quartet fanmix )
lotesse: (literature - Victorian)
A small and amusing note from my Gender & Spec Fic students:

We read [livejournal.com profile] tammypierce's In The Hand of the Goddess on Friday, as representative of the 80s/90s trend of feminist goddessy geek stuff aimed at the younger sections of society, which was great fun. There were are fair gaggle who read the Alanna books as kids, but most hadn't heard of them.

Awesomely enough, while the class was pretty much in agreement that the positive sexuality in the book was a good thing, many of the students who hadn't read the complete series took exception with Prince Jonathan - they thought he was too controlling, that Alanna spent too much of their time together worrying about her femininity or lack thereof, and several said that in contrast, they thought she could be entirely herself with George Cooper. At which point those of us who were Tortall junkies started making smothered giggling noises. Oh George/Alanna - theirloveissoobvious!

They have a short paper due tomorrow, and I'm kind of hoping that I get lots of Tortall readings.

daughter of the sea, oregano's first cousin


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