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I need one of those German words

Does anyone know if there's a specific term for the moment when someone who would otherwise be a trusted source on something they know much more about than you do, confidently says something that you know for a fact isn't true? And the way it makes everything else they say, about things where you wouldn't know if it's true or not, less credible?

It's such a specific thing, I feel like “loss of credibility” is too general. And sort of implies something more negative than I really mean here, where it's usually more about over-generalising or missing something than anything too dishonest or flagrantly wrong.

There are a bunch of examples from when I've been reading non-fiction and I've seen an argument wobble, but the moment I always think of is when an ungrad professor teaching a module on “The Literature of Desire” – basically Freudian analysis – said something about how people kiss in every culture. I knew for a fact that wasn't true; my mum had mentioned it, and her Master's degree in anthropology from SOAS gave her more credibility with me than this guy, I guess!

But I was twenty, and I couldn't remember which culture (cultures, probably?) specifically didn't kiss, and had found it weird when introduced to the concept – just that it was West African – so I wimped out of saying anything. Still, I heard everything he said more sceptically after that.

IDK. I need one of those German words. This was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/383315.html. Comment wherever you like :)
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Blade Runner

I only saw Blade Runner when I was 24, in 2014, so maybe that’s why, but my main reaction to it was “I heard so much ‘is he or isn’t he a Replicant?’ and nobody ever mentioned Harrison Ford’s character STRAIGHT-UP RAPES Rachel?????” This was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/383074.html. Comment wherever you like :)
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The Ghost Of Something You Wanted

Title: The Ghost Of Something You Wanted
Word count: ~2900
Characters/pairings: Prompto!Ardyn/Noct
Rating: Explicit
Summary: Stuff gets weird on the train. Prompto’s being weird, but Noct can be okay with that; Prompto’s being pushy, but Noct might like that, especially if it helps him forget how fucked up everything is.
Content notes: non-con (Ardyn’s shifted into Prompto, and Noct doesn’t know)
Author’s Notes: This is a present for my beloved [tumblr.com profile] warpstrikeassassin, who wanted this scenario and probably didn’t predict me leaning into the angst. I did have a wonderful time writing Ardyn dialogue into Prompto’s mouth and Noct being like “??????”



On AO3

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Question

Does anyone else have things they don't watch/read/play precisely BECAUSE they'll love them and they don't have time for a whole new fandom right now? In my case, Persona 5, Killing Eve, The Untamed, Good Omens, and Nirvana on Fire are the big ones at the moment. This was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/382653.html. Comment wherever you like :)
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My friends being great

My friends are so great. Here's a small sampling of excellent things friends of mine have done recently (and please feel free to share stuff about you and/or your friends in comments!):

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Top five meme/tennis match meme

I keep wanting to make a big post and then not because it's difficult, so.

Let's talk about things I love. Ask me my top 5 anything and I'll talk about them at length.

OR ask me a question and I'll answer, and ask you a related question.

Fannish or not! FYI my fannish head is mostly in FFXV and I am NOT up to date with Doctor Who, but ask me about any shared fandom :)

This was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/381607.html. Comment wherever you like :)
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Harry Potter masterlist

NB: these fics are listed chronologically within their categories, so the best stuff is probably at the end.

If you’d like to make a podfic or translation or remix or do something else inspired by one of my fics, I am thrilled and delighted; please go ahead. I would ask that you please drop me a link, and if you’re all right with it I’ll rec and put a link on the fic and my masterlists. My fic ‘Unforgivable’ is a bit of an exception to the remix/inspired by rule - I will almost certainly be fine if you do anything with it, but it’s the one I have a special attachment to so please ask me first. Thanks very much.

I love comments on older fics. I am always thrilled to get concrit, even if it’s just ‘I didn’t like this part’ - you don’t need to analyse my writing to have a perspective, although obviously analysis is fantastic. Go for it, you’ll make me happy!

***Indicates my favourites***

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proud and insolent youth

'Other' masterlist

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Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood


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Anthropomorphised internet


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Snowflake Challenge #6



Challenge #6

In your own space, make a list — anything between one and ten things is a sweet spot, but don't feel constrained by that! - of things that you wish existed in fandom or elsewhere, or that you'd like someone to make for you. Are you dying for podfic of your writing? Do you need icons for a character that doesn't get much fanart? Is there a story you want to read? Are you looking for new canons to get into? Would you like a collaborator for a project?

Maybe you want more people to talk about a certain fandom with, or you'd love to trade ficlets with somebody over email. Maybe you're new to a fandom and would like some recs to start reading, or communities to join. This is the time to ask!


Well, I don’t care about deadlines. Snowflake sadly can’t give me my biggest wish but it makes me feel better. (I’ve been wearing black this weekend. I’m honestly in mourning. Bye, EU.)

1. Fanart for any of my fics. A delight, the dream.

2. People to talk to about FFXV on Dreamwidth, haha. Though really I need to make more posts about it, and other things I wanna talk about more - Cursed Child opinions! fantasy novels! theatre! - for that to happen.

3. Somnus and Aera icons. Aranea, Crowe, and Luna art. (Bonus points for femmeslash.)

4. Somnus/Ardyn content. WHERE IS IT YOU COWARDS. This drives me nuts because THEY ARE BROTHERS and we know how fandom do!!! And one of them is a villain who’s easily-woobified within this pairing! The other one’s tragic too, and all blank-faced so you can make him show his emotions unwillingly! Like, there’s SO MUCH fannish catnip here - I didn’t necessarily expect the fic to be good but I expected it to be there! This wouldn’t be a central pairing for me necessarily, more one I read occasionally, but there is literally fucking nothing on AO3. It must be somewhere secretly shared like we’re back in the era of listservs or something. Bloody antis ruining everything.

(Yes, I am going to write at least one myself and put it unlocked on AO3 and I do not care at all.)

5. People being nice to themselves.

Gonna see if I can contribute anything, belatedly, at the post.

This was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/381208.html. Comment wherever you like :)