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Things I want you to know. UPDATED 20 OCTOBER 2013.

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Sorry, I have neither holiday posts nor the Japanese folklore post done yet.

What I do have is a poem, dedicated to everyone who's ever betaed for me or helped me brainstorm (especially [personal profile] ljlee), which is, ironically, entirely unedited. :P But maybe it'll amuse someone.

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Dec. 21st, 2014

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Oh, hey, [personal profile] itsamellama's sixth Icon Day is open till the new year. Those are pretty fun. And free. And run by someone nice!


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I'm seriously concerned about the tax situation in the EU. And less concerned, but not unconcerned, about the fact that I really can't seem to make myself treat writing like anything other than just talking, let alone like a business.

So. Until further notice: all my origfic is free-unless-you-decide-otherwise. And at the moment, if you live in the EU, I'm hoping you will not decide otherwise. :/

(No change to fanfic policy. Continue to not pay me for fanfic under any circumstances, as before. Thank you.)

That may mean I decide to post some things that had been available for sponsorship. Or not. We'll see.

All of this is subject to change as the situation changes.

Probably there isn't going to be any problem. :) All will be okay. I hope. They'll figure out the VAT, and I'll go back to ransom-model crowdfunding for some of my fiction. Consider this probably a temporary change in business model, until I see how this all shakes out (and do some thinking about what I'm trying to do with my writing). I will be fine, you will be fine, nobody panic about anything, whatever happens. :)

And yeah, "fine" could end up looking very, very different depending on what happens now.

Why disabled!Loki is the most plausible Loki

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I may have said this before here, or maybe only in real life. So I hope I'm not repeating myself.

Anyway, I find all versions of Loki fascinating and awesome, or, failing that, more fascinating and awesome than the rest of their canon. And one thing I've been thinking about a lot is ways to interpret Loki straight from the myths-- not someone else's take on him like Loki from Runemarks or Eight Days of Luke. Although you can always interpret an interpretation and so on and so forth forever, but let's not. (Well, we are doing that anyway, since Snorri didn't originate the stories. Oh, well. Too bad.)

And one thing that's stuck with me and colored every interpretation ever is that Loki is devious, a liar and a cheater, and skilled at those things... and also, counted among the Aesir, and Odin's sworn brother. Which is something everyone has noticed, and just about everyone notices a contradiction here. But the contradiction that fascinates me is not "if he's so evil why do they like him so much?" The one that fascinates me is: if he's so powerful, why does he have to use underhanded means to get what he wants?

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December meme note first because it's shorter: I will probably be posting the thing about Japanese folklore a little late. Or maybe a lot late. Sorry.

Beta request: need a beta for this fic I wrote as a gift for someone for fandom-stocking, because it got so long IDK if I can self-edit it in time and I could therefore really use an extra pair of eyes. It's a crossover; the fandoms are Diane Duane's Young Wizards series, and the Thor movies. It's about 13k words long. Yes, I do know most people post drabbles for fandom-stocking. I have my own concerns about it but I mostly don't want to ask leading questions yet, except one thing: I am really only familiar with the feline wizards spinoff series and have therefore probably gotten a lot wrong about human wizardry in YW. I'm pretty sure the person this is a gift for doesn't read my journal (they're not subscribed, anyway), but just in case: if you are interested in both of these fandoms, signed up for fandom-stocking, and like crossovers, AUs and redemptionfic... think carefully about whether volunteering to beta this would be a good idea.


Dec. 8th, 2014

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I'm working on a fic for someone for fandom-stocking. Which is a fest. For short little treats. Of a couple hundred words or so each. Or recs. Of things that already exist. The whole filling period is only a month long.

I am writing a fic. The wordcount is now OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAND! (Sorry, couldn't resist writing it that way.)

Seriously. It is.

And I'm not even done. I think it's shaping up to be Freytag-shaped (climax halfway through), and if that's true, then it hit the climax at 5k and exited it at 7k, so it's probably 3k short of being done.

This fic is long enough for a Big Bang. O.o Unfortunately, I don't get fanart for it. (Would that I could. That would be awesome.)

Dec. 8th, 2014

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My stocking is now up at [community profile] fandom_stocking.

(It's not yet too late to make one of your own if you haven't yet.)

Dec. 6th, 2014

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So, [personal profile] the_rck asked for a post about something surprising that I'm good at or that I like in writing.

Variety. I am surprisingly good at variety. A lot of writers write better than I do, but write the same good book over and over and over again. I'm decent at a lot of different kinds of story. I guess I'm the Mario of writing. Because they may seem very similar-- they're all SFF, and mostly elseworld-- but the rest can be quite a lot of things.

Sorry this post isn't longer.


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