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Saturday vid! Hubble!
Alice
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We ended up going out last night, so this week's vid is a Saturday vid.

Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope. It's the one that sends all the gorgeous pictures of space and has basically changed how humanity understands the universe. Without Hubble we wouldn't have how old the universe is or have evidence of the Big Bang and expanding universe, we wouldn't know that dark energy is probably a thing. We wouldn't know how galaxies form and evolve, or that most of them have black holes at their centers. We wouldn't know much about how stars form and die in massive explosions called supernovae that create the elements, we wouldn't know much about how planets form. We wouldn't know how beautiful the cosmos is.

Not bad for a 25 year-old, right?

Hubble (The Song) was made by NPR. It's a parody song of Iggy Azalea's Trouble, and is just a lot of fun celebrating Hubble.


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a cacaphony of stories
Alice
tassosss
Today was a much better day. A good night's sleep will do wonders.

I think I've figured out a method for handling podfic at the AO3. I created a new pseud called Tassos_podfic. The podfic I've made goes on the work listing and the podfic that others do of my stories go in as bookmarks. That makes the most sense to me. Do other people have other methods?

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this is not the post I've been meaning to write
Alice
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Today is uhg. Just ugh. I've had an emotional hangover all day from Stuff and a boring day at work and am carrying around an imaginary 10-foot pole to hit anyone who gets too close. It's one of those days. I kind of hate everything right now.

Also, a character detail for one of The 100 stories I'm working on just got Jossed in a tweet today and I'm gnashing my teeth trying to figure out how to fix it. I'm not coming up with anything because where this character comes into my story does not work with the new information. So much gnashing of teeth.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I hate writing things when I know they're wrong, and this story is small enough that it doesn't warrant it's own huge AU label (it's not the crossover) so I want to make it work.

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But good things did happen today, so it hasn't been a total loss.

Not one but two! of my fics were podficced by [personal profile] tinypinkmouse  for [community profile] amplificathon . I am always blown away and grateful and touched whenever that happens.
Variations on a Square Dance [Haven]
Wish You Were Here [Haven/Criminal Minds]



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Friday vids - trailer extravaganza!
Alice
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1. The new Star Wars trailer. I'm tentatively optimistic? (Don't fuck up J.J.)





2. The new fanmade Black Widow trailer, just in case we ever get our Black Widow movie. Don't forget to read the credits.

Links to tumblr - http://elinorx.tumblr.com/post/116420987216/black-widow-movie-summary-when-s-h-i-e-l-d


Upcoming movies I'm really looking forward to:
Furious 7 -- going to see it tomorrow!!!!!!! It took two weekends to get my boyfriend through the essential four movies (1,4,5,6), but he's ready now, and I can confidently say, that while he was skeptical at first, he did end up liking them, even with all their ridiculous non-physics complying ways. I warned him beforehand, and that helped a lot.

Avengers: Age of Ultron -- I'm not a comics person (I'm in baby comics stages still), so I'm not really invested in storylines with the MCU. But I more or less trust Marvel to put out a fun movie, and I've liked the trailers so far. It does mean that I will be sitting down to marathon Agents of Shield season 2 in the next couple of weeks.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- The new trailer has me excited, not gonna lie. I've never been into the Extended Universe, so I feel a little like an isolated Star Wars fan and not connected to everyone else (and I think I'm one of like five people on the planet who like The Phantom Menace, and liked it best of the prequels.) But yeah, looking forward to it. This entry was posted at Dreamwidth. Comments (comment count unavailable). Comment at either.

call the midwife
Alice
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Me and one of my friends just finished Call the Midwife season 3 tonight. OMG, so many feelings! And why does this show keep making me cry so much?

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this is the sound of me cracking open a fic
Alice
tassosss
Aaaand I just decided to rip out 13,000 words of my crossover and go on a slightly different collision course. I think it will be better, and I'll be able to reuse some of the scenes and dialogue from what I'm cutting. But still. It's more than just a little painful. 13k is a lot.

Now that the decision is made I'm gonna go rewatch Fast 5.

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Firday vid - The story of the sky people [The 100]
Alice
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Okay, this is not your traditional vid, but it is awesome. It's basically a trailer/summary of the entire show, both seasons, so beware MASSIVE SPOILERS for all aired episodes.

The story of the sky people by kristinaortutova

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300km would do it
Alice
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I'm a little chuffed that in my silly poll, people embraced my idea for ending the world with an asteroid impact. This is something I think about. I have friends that prepare for the zombie apocalypse, and after reading John McPhee my boyfriend tells me that it's a miracle we haven't killed ourselves in nuclear war yet, but I'm a fan of the asteroid.

One killed the dinosaurs, after all, and ever since I learned that North America had an internal sea before the Rockies formed, I've kind of loved the idea of having another one. And then you have the country devastated, two halves cut off from each other because of infrastructure going down - and how many satellites did the asteroid take out when it hurtled through low Earth orbit. A lot of people would die, but I think what's interesting is that a lot of people wouldn't because they live in other parts of the world. But then how does the environmental damage ripple out? Earthquakes - definitely. Debris in the atmosphere creating nuclear winter? Would it be enough for photosynthesis to shut down? Maybe, but probably not for more than a couple years. How would already stressed populations react? Would Europe send help? Would Americans flee across the ocean? How would resources be reallocated? How would losing the Bread Basket affect global food distribution?

It's a complicated web of fallout that would tug on all sorts of different strings, and I think the complexity is what attracts me to the worldbuilding that would have to be figured out.

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a poll because I'm feeling like a silly poll
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Friday vid rec - One Woman Army [The 100]
Alice
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Hee. This one is a lot of fun because it does not lie. This show is full of kickass female characters. And they're all different and have different relationships with each other.


One Woman Army by LoSJK
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