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A year since

It’s my thirty-first birthday in ten minutes. I genuinely don’t know how I’m going to feel? Right now, honestly, I feel really sad.

No birthday wishes on this post please, I’ll post something else so we can do that and it won’t be weird :D

My thirtieth, I was broke and exhausted but it was still good. And I’m so, so grateful for the timing of it, because I saw a lot of my friends then, and I haven’t seen them since. Plenty of them I don’t see that often, and even though it wasn’t one of my best parties (not awful, just, the house was too small and it kinda messed with the vibes) having seen everyone pretty recently helped get me through spring and summer 2020.

So my birthday is looming really large as an anniversary. And you know, 30 was the start of a new decade, a big birthday, all that, and it’s been a lost year, and one where we’ve lost so much, so many. This was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/384000.html. Comment wherever you like :)
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Quietly vibrating

[personal profile] jjhunter did another How Are You (in Haiku) post, and my answer was:

Working, not looking
At terror lurking in the
Corner of my eye

I mean, I'm a Brit and I've done a really good decent job not obsessing the last fortnight. Now things are going less well.

The UK is embroiled in utter hideousness and it's only going to get worse as of 1st January (when Brexit rules come into play) and argh

Feel free to comment either re: the ARGH or with something unrelated and distracting, I'll follow your lead This was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/383643.html. Comment wherever you like :)
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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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