40 Days of Anime: Day 2

Aug. 16th, 2017 08:56 am
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02: Has an anime ever made you cry?


This isn't actually all that impressive? I cry easily. You can have the most blatantly obvious, string-pulling, 'At least I got to see you - one last time!' tear-jerking moment, and I'll still be there crying my eyes out.

Tangent! Among the reasons why it took me a Really Long Time to get into anime: back when I was in college - late 90s - one of my friends was talking about a movie/OVA, where they had gone in with the assumption that the characters on the front cover of the DVD would live, and instead every single one of 'em had died. This, combined with an attempt to show me anime which featured the last few episodes of the first season of MAGIC KNIGHT RAYEARTH (see the descriptions of episodes 17-20 on that link) and the first episode or two of KEY THE METAL IDOL - well, it left me with the impression that anime, as a genre, was hella depressing and why would I want to watch it. This impression did not get fixed for :ahem: a long time.

Banded demoiselle

Aug. 16th, 2017 01:39 pm
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Banded demoiselle
Banded demoiselle perched on the roof of the woodshed. The toddler was delighted.

We get these damselflies as well as dragonflies flitting through our canal-side garden every year, but they don’t often stop and say hello.

Mystery No More - Killdeer

Aug. 15th, 2017 12:59 pm
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I'm fairly sure I saw this bird swooping over our lake, possibly eating insects. It was hard to get a clear picture of it as it kept walking around and didn't stay standing long. Does anyone have any idea what it is? Read more... )
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Semester starts next week, which means work will become Work, and my free time will involve mostly decompressing from Work (and maybe hopefully writing). I have not been great about posting here, and current world news is mostly making me grind my teeth and ratcheting up my anxiety, so! An anime meme, as borrowed from [personal profile] kalloway, as adapted from Taichara.

01: What is your #1 favorite anime?

Right now? Probably Yuri!!! On Ice. (Do I have a post burbling about YoI? Apparently not, the closest I have is here. Huh.) But really, I do agree with [personal profile] kalloway that this should be the last question, not the first, so I'm going to put a pin in this and try to remember to come back to it at the end of the six weeks.

Aye, Robot

Aug. 14th, 2017 09:44 pm
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Aye, Robot by Robert Kroese

Further adventures of Rex Nihilo and his faithful robot Sasha. Serious spoilers for Starship Grifters ahead.

Read more... )

Femslash Exchange Letter

Aug. 14th, 2017 03:17 am
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Dear creator,

Thank you so much for writing for me! I haven't written a letter like this in a while, so bear with me, but I'll try to give a little more information about the kind of fic I'd like to receive.

General DNWs
  • AUs - canon setting only, please. Canon divergence is okay, and even encouraged in the the case of some of my One Piece requests.
  • extreme angst - a little bit is fine if it fits the story, but please no wallowing in angst. For most of the pairings I've requested, I'd prefer a more light-hearted tone or at the very least a happy ending.
  • pining only - it's fine if a pairing appears to be one-sided at the start of a fic, but I'd like to see something come of it by the end, please. In most cases, I don't find unreciprocated pining very satisfying.
  • non-con
  • watersports, scat, emetophilia, ageplay, humiliation - just some hard DNWs, kinkwise
  • PWP - smut is fine (even encouraged!), but please give me something beyond a smut-only scene

General Likes
  • stories about the ship getting together - whether a shown in a short flashback or comprising the bulk of the story, I love seeing how couples come together
  • humor/light-hearted tone & happy ending - the level of this will vary somewhat depending on the canon of course, but in general I like to see a more fun, light-hearted tone and a sense of humor in the prose (please veer away from out and out crack, though). Don't feel you have to stick to this strictly, however; as long as it's not an angstfest and there's a happy ending, I'm good.
  • adventure or plot outside the ship itself - I recognize that this will depend on length, so don't feel too beholden to it; it's just something I like to see if you're willing to write something a little longer
  • dialogue/banter - I love to see how a ship interacts verbally, whether in regular conversation or when bantering flirtatiously
  • physical affection - kissing, hugging, hand-holding, and smut are all welcome and encouraged

Smut Likes
  • first times
  • instruction/encouragement
  • playfulness/teasing
  • an emphasis on sensory description
  • dialogue
  • breast/nipple play
  • fingering/cunnilingus
On to the individual prompts! )

Dear Creator Letters

Aug. 13th, 2017 08:36 pm
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Sign ups are open, which means it's time for Dear Creator letters.

Make sure to include your AO3 username, fandoms and pairings as well as the link.

Please wait until after you have completed/unlocked your letter post, if need be, before commenting here.

You can include additional pairings in your letter if you have more than six pairings you like in a fandom. But please take care to make sure they are clearly optional and include more information about the pairings that are actually in your sign up so your creator doesn't feel bad about being unable to write a pairing if they matched with you on something else.

Please also be respectful of other participants if they have different preferences in fic and requests to you.

Sign Ups are open!

Aug. 13th, 2017 07:35 pm
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*drumroll* We're a little early again, but sign ups are now open at the 2017 AO3 Collection.

They will remain open until 6PM EDT August 23 2017 (Countdown Clock)

You must be logged into an AO3 account to sign up. Remember you can shoot us an email at femslashexmod@gmail.com and we can help you out with an invitation if you do not already have an account.

Don't forget to check out the small fandoms post for ideas and to promote your favourite fandoms.

Go over the rules one more time before starting your sign up. A quick reminder of the important points:

  • You may request four to six fandoms from the list of nominated fandoms.

  • For each request, do not forget that you can request art, fic, or both.

  • For each fandom you must request one to six pairings from the list of nominated pairings. If you choose to request any pairing, double-check the list of nominated pairings for that fandom and make certain that any of the pairings listed are all right by you.

  • Your match will be based on fandom, pairing, and format (i.e. fic or art).

  • While the description section is optional, we strongly suggest you include Do Not Wants. Any DNWs/triggers included in the description will be enforced by the mods, however all other details will be optional for your writer or artist. You can also include a link to a Dear Creator letter if you would like to provide more information.

  • You may offer four to ten fandoms from the list of nominated fandoms.

  • Each fandom you offer must have one to ten pairings from the list of nominated pairings. If you choose to offer any pairing, double-check the list of nominated pairings for that fandom and make certain that any of the pairings listed are all right by you.

  • Again, as for requests, you can offer art, fic, or both.

Don't forget...
  • Check the Uncategorised and the No Media sections of the tag set for extra fandoms, crossovers, and original work tags.

  • Occasionally, after you select a fandom, pairings you want might not appear in the drop-down menu despite already being in the tag set. If that happens, please copy and paste the pairing you want from the tag set, but remember that you need to get it exactly the same.

  • You may edit your sign up as much as you like between now and the close of sign-ups.

  • Please read over your sign-ups one last time before they close. After all, what if you ticked the wrong box?

  • If you write a Dear Creator letter, you can share them at our letters post!

  • Your assignment will need to be completed and posted by 6PM EDT on October 7. Please consider carefully whether you will be able to commit to that deadline before signing up.

Keep an eye out for the new how-to post coming over the next few days if you're new to exchanges, or drop us a comment if you have any questions.
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- Brick Bridge
- Modern Bridge
- Caution Sign
- Yield Sign
- Lighthouse
- Stone Tablet
- Wind Turbine
- Zen Bell
- Zen Bench
- Wooden Bridge
- Zen Clock
- Zen Streetlight
- Rack of Rice
- Zen Garden
- Drilling Rig
- Blue Bench
- Instrument Shelter
- Traffic Signal
- Fire Pit
- Stadium Light
- Torch
- Video Screen
- Solar Panels
- Camping Cot
- Hammock
- Tire Toy
- Pile of Pipes
- Balloon Arch
- Jungle Gym
- Sandbox
- Water Pump
- Outdoor Chair
- Fairy Tale Bench
- Fairy Tale Clock
- Drinking Fountain
- Garbage Can
- Fairy Tale Streetlight
- Flower Arch
- Flower Bed
- Chair Sculpture
- Cube Sculpture
- Moai Statue
- Parabolic Antenna
- Pyramid
- Sphinx
- Stonehenge
- Totem Pole
- Bell
- Metal Bench
- Fairy Tale Bridge
- Illuminated Clock
- Round Streetlight
- Archway Sculpture
- Illuminated Heart
- Illuminated Tree
- Modern Bench
- Modern Clock
- Streetlight
- Modern Streetlight
- Illuminated Arch
- Hot Spring
- Statue Fountain
- Tower
- Wood Bench
- Log Bench
- Picnic Blanket
- Bus Stop
- Scarecrow
- Wisteria Trellis
- Geyser
- Windmill

Flower Clock - unlocks with Perfect Town
Circle/Square/Tulip Topiary - unlocks if there's no weeds on Weeding Day

One Week Left!

Aug. 12th, 2017 01:42 pm
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Assignments are due in approximately a week on 8/19 at 7:59pm EDT. (Countdown)

All remaining pinch hits will be due August 25th.

We are still seeking the following pinch hit:
17 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/j_9TYYCv2BM (Dark Cloud (Video Games), Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, Star Ocean: The Second Story | Second Evolution, Rune Factory 4)

Starship Grifters

Aug. 11th, 2017 09:53 pm
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Starship Grifters by Robert Kroese

Action, adventure, and con games in outer space!
Read more... )

Small Fandoms!

Aug. 11th, 2017 11:51 am
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Nominations are closed, the queue has been emptied and corrections have been made (if you spot any ongoing issues, your nomination hasn't appeared in the tagset, you have an opinion on the remaining unclarified Wonder Woman crossover pairings or other issues raised previously, please head over to the last wrangling post and let us know), and now we're just waiting for sign-ups to start.

So it's the perfect time to pitch your small fandoms and rare pairs to everyone!

Tell us why you love it, show us pretty pictures of your favs, link us to the canon (legal options only please), and make your best case for why someone should consider adding your fandom to their requests or offers list.

To make it easy to browse, please put the name of your fandom and/or pairing in the subject line of your comment if you're posting on Dreamwidth. If you're on Tumblr, make sure to use the femslashex tag!

And a reminder if you want to make sure you're ready for sign-ups opening but you don't have an AO3 account yet, shoot us an email at femslashexmod@gmail.com and we can help you out with an invitation.

Nominations Are Closed

Aug. 10th, 2017 06:15 pm
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Okay, let me take a step back, wind up, aaand — !


Whew. There we go. Got it. That's it for nominations, folks. Barring any weirdness, sign-ups should be open in three days, on Sunday, August 13. During the next three days, the tag set is going to undergo its final set of tweaks before we get sign-ups moving, so feel free to keep browsing it and let us know if there's weird stuff in there that we've missed. (Or just keep browsing it to bask in all the potential femslash. That's fine, too!)


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