Random AO3 Gifts

  • Jul. 19th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
crookedspoon: (Default)
(Adapted from this tumblr post.)

Hello, lovelies! Would anyone be interested in receiving random gift fics from me on AO3?

I have a truckload of projects, mostly The Raven Cycle fics involving Kavinsky in some way, that I want to write eventually, but also some DC-related stuff, and I’m a big fan of the “Gift this work to” function on AO3. I believe that having someone to gift my fics to and potentially making that someone smile because of it might actually increase my productivity a little.

So if you want to help me out here and wouldn’t mind receiving a random gift fic some day, just comment on this post. Or shoot me a PM. Or like the above-linked tumblr post. We don’t need to have spoken or be mutuals or whatever. All you need is an AO3 account. (If you don’t have but want one, I have invite codes. *nudge nudge*)

Once you’ve indicated in whatever way that you're interested, I’ll contact you to narrow down your list of likes to make sure I won’t gift you anything you’ll hate or be uncomfortable with.

Maybe I’ll add more fandoms as I go along, but I’ll keep this to TRC for now. Fandoms you could expect (example pairings are my general inclinations, but they are most likely not the only ones I’ll write):
  • The Raven Cycle (anything Kavinsky, Gansey/Ronan, etc.)

  • DCU (Harley/Joker, Harley/Scarecrow, Harley/Jason, Jay/Dick, all the Harley(-femslash) pairings)
    • Batman: Arkham video games
    • Injustice: Gods Among Us (I don’t own IJ2 yet but expect words from me next year when I do)
    • Suicide Squad (Harley/Rick, Harley/Joker)
    • Wonder Woman (all the Amazon goodness)
  • D.Gray-man (Kanda/Lavi)
  • Gintama (maybe)
  • MaddAddam trilogy (heavy leanings towards Oryx & Crake)
That’s it (for now)!

Redirecting your friends here would be appreciated and will not be counted as signing up for fic. :)

From bad to worse...

  • Jul. 16th, 2017 at 3:24 PM
snapdragon76: Starlight by Muse (starlight)
I am sick and tired of being the Universe's butt monkey. We're losing our cable and internet access this week due to the fact that neither mom nor I have enough money to pay for it. The cable I can deal with, but with no internet access, I'm even more cut off from the world than I normally am. I mean, I can't check my emails, use YouTube or Netflix. I can't even access my DVR. It sucks. I mean, how is this my life now? I was supposed to be working as a librarian by now, and here I am, stuck living at home, barely able to scrape by. I've been living hand to mouth for way too long. I'm 40 years old, dammit! I'm supposed to be living like an adult!

I honestly don't understand why life keeps shitting on me over and over and over again. All I want is a basic, simple kind of life. A home of my own, financial independence, a career I'm happy with, maybe some time to travel and pursue some of my hobbies. Not this perpetual cycle of bullshit.

I'm mostly angry at myself. I mean, if I had a job by now, I could contribute more to the household and maybe we wouldn't be struggling just to find food to eat or trying to pay our bills like normal people. And this whole cycle has done a major number on my mental health. I've had more dips in my mood these past few months than I ever have since being diagnosed with Depression. It might be partially environmental, but I dunno if my brain chemistry has changed or not. I can't go to the doctor's to find out since apparently we're persona non grata amongst our small group of friends and we can't get rides anywhere.

I can see why people who are poor can sometimes think they're being punished. I get that feeling sometimes myself. I don't know what we're being punished for. If this is because I've started drifting away from my faith than I'm not even sure I want to be a part of a faith that advocates punishing their followers in such a way.

So, needless to say, my activities online will be limited for awhile. I still have my phone, but I don't know how much my data plan will support my activities until we can get back online. I'm going to try to do as much as I can today while I still have access.

Some birthday, huh?

Jul. 12th, 2017

  • 9:17 PM
dustbunny105: (Default)
I've been going through my floppy comics today, partly from a desire to try again at putting them into order, partly to single out some issues to read and partly to set aside short runs to practice binding.

Custom binding, in this case sewing or gluing together several single issues to make your own collected edition, is something I've been interested in for some time. Budgeting such a project was one of my bingo card squares a few months ago, even. While there are a few titles that I'm looking to bind specifically into large hardcovers, I'd like to try my hand at a few smaller books first to get the hang of things. I had a few miniseries in mind when I went digging around and I've got them beside me now. Two are four-issue runs and one is a six-issue run. I'm intending to start with one of the former, as it looks like it'll be the easiest to get set up. The other two I think I may do some playing around with, if I do even decide to bind them after all.

The main drawback of a custom bind versus a commercially-released collection, at least for my money, is the presence of ads. In some books-- such as Power Girl, the mini I want to start with-- all the ads can be removed. There are a total of four two-sided ads in each issue and they're all connected to another ad rather than a page with story content. To do a bind without them, I just have to slide them out after I remove the stables from the issues to sew them together. Then there are books like the other two minis I'm looking to work on, which have no or almost no ads that can be removed even if I decide to perfect bind (that is, cut everything into individual pages and glue them at the spine rather than sewing) because most of them are single-side. Even that wouldn't be so bad if in some cases there weren't ads, occasionally mood whiplash ads, literally every other page. On the bright side, the two instances of four-page ads-- count 'em, four straight pages of ad-- are in the very middle of their respective issues and will be easy to remove. Still, though, yikes.

Probably I won't get started right away; there are still a few decisions to make about and things to get set up for later parts of the process. But since binding these minis aren't going to be super intensive projects, I think I'll probably be starting soon. Look forward to me possibly crying about mutilating my books and trying to figure out title pages and covers XD

Other fun things that came up as I was sorting my stuff:

* I have so many more DC than Marvel books. Like i knew it was unbalanced but not that much.
* Similarly, I have both a heck of a lot less non-Big Two stuff in general and a heck of a lot more IDW stuff specifically than I thought.
* One series I thought I had a full run of? Yeah, I don't. See below edit!
* Another series I know I have a full run of? Yeah, I don't know where it is. See below edit!
* There was so much misordering of my Justice League books due largely to the title changes I complained about before, omg.


ETA: So, not actually very long after making this post, I had a thought and went back to my boxes. This time, I checked a box that I'd left alone because I could've sworn that it was full of just two runs of comics. In short, I was wrong! Quite wrong. Not only did I find the missing full run mentioned in the fourth point, I found two full runs of the series mentioned in the third point. I'm not sure how or why I ended up with so many excess issues of that one, but whatever!

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