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Jul. 24th, 2017 07:48 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give:

Anon reminds us that the 2017-18 school year is coming, and [tumblr.com profile] positivelypt has a post up with links to wishlists for underserved classrooms. You can check out the list, give, and reblog here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and has a fundraiser running to cover living expenses, previous medical bills, and a recent rent increase. You can read more and help out here.


Help For Free:

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] globalsextrendsproject, who are working on an independent research projected aimed at establishing whether there are global trends in stimuli for sexual arousal and the content of sexual fantasies. You can read more and reblog here or fill out the form here. I took a quick breeze through the form and it's primarily short-answer rather than multiple choice, once you get past the demographic stuff.


Activism:

[tumblr.com profile] stabulous has a post up about Welcome Blanket, a project initiated by the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago and anti-Trump craftivists. They are asking people to send handmade blankets to be exhibited at the Smart and afterwards distributed to refugees and immigrants arriving in the US. The hope is to create 3200 blankets to equal the length of the wall Trump wants to build across the US-Mexico border. You can read more at the link above, and find out how to participate at the official site, which includes activism resources whether you want to actually send in a blanket or not.


News To Know:

[personal profile] brainwane linked to Creative Commons, which is offering grants of up to USD$1000 for small projects ("Salons, campaigns, translations, e-books, printing, collaborations, and more") which grow the global commons. They want help increasing discovery, collaboration, and advocacy towards their mission. You can read more and apply for a grant here.

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] dr-kara's new comic available on ComixOlogy, [Super]Natural Attraction! Kara is well-known to me as a groovy artist who does cool stuff so while I haven't read this yet I wholeheartedly recommend her work. She has a rebloggable post about it here and you can buy and read it here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.

new Penric impending

Jul. 24th, 2017 11:57 am
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Posted by filkferengi

Lois McMaster Bujold says, here:

https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/15463253-new-penric-impending

I am pleased to report that I have finished the first draft of a new Penric & Desdemona novella. (For that peculiar value of "finished" that means, "still dinking till it's pulled from the writer's twitchy hands.")

Title will be "Penric's Fox"

Length, at this moment, is around 37,400 words. It is more-or-less a sequel to "Penric and the Shaman", taking place about eight or nine months after that story.

Final editing and formatting, arranging for cover art to send it out into the world nicely dressed, etc., will take some unknown amount of time and eyeball-endurance, but e-pub will likely happen in August.

My computer file tells me I started typing the opening on March 3rd, but of course there was lead-up to that. It is, in general, hard to tell or remember when a project segues over from "notion" to "planning", although the notion had been with me for some time. Story notions are like a collection of vaguely related objects rattling around in a box; planning starts when some key object that connects them all drops in, and things suddenly get interesting.

Ta, L.

General fic search

Jul. 24th, 2017 01:28 am
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Posted by sif_shield

I love hurt/comfort fics for some reason i have seen lots of overworked abused injured tortured Steve, tony and Clint, and quite a few Bruce and Coulson as well. I love these fic and look at the searches for new ones often however, but I don't see a lot of fics with the others taking care of Natasha when she's hurt physically or emotionally or both any recs would be great thanks
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Posted by tarja_hietala

I'm not looking for a fic, but a comic some fanworks are based on. Hopefully someone here can tell where this's from or where I could find that out. Click here,and here to see panels/fanworks. So it looks like Tony introducing Steve to some modern events and on the field saluting. I read somewhere someone mentioned these to be from "The Avengers - Earth's Mightiest Heroes", the comic about early avengers days remade, not the cartoons. I've read those comics (the one from 2005 and the part II from 2012-13) and couldn't find those panels anywhere.

Could someone help me out with this? Anybody know where those artworks are from?

T'challa defends Tony

Jul. 22nd, 2017 10:57 am
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Posted by leannejane

I think this fic is on AO3. All I can remember is that Tony was wearing a bracelet from Wakanda and that a reporter started to have a go at him. Something about disrespecting the culture. Until T'challa tells them that he gave him the bracelet.

Thanks

Mafia Steve/Tony au

Jul. 22nd, 2017 03:28 am
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Posted by zeldafan4ever

I can't find it. Apparently Howard left Steve an island and Tony nothing. Bad people capture Tony trying to get information on Steve and torture him. Then Steve nurses him back to health etc
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I still have to review Extra Virginity as well, but I actually liked that one, so it will take longer to compose….

One of the things I did get done yesterday between work, the ball game, and the Epic Sunburn, was finish a slim book of short stories called A City Equal to My Desire by James Sallis. This wasn’t a book that was recommended to me, which means I don’t have to feel bad about truly disliking it. I found it in a keyword search on the library website for books about ukuleles, and it has a short story called Ukulele And The World’s Pain, which admittedly was one of the better stories in the book despite still not being very good.

From what I can tell, he did pick the best story out of the book to develop into a novel, “Drive”, but it is very obviously unfinished in short-story form. Sallis has a couple of ongoing problems in the short story collection, one of which is that he tends to skip the vital information you need in order to know what the fuck is going on. And not in a “the blanks slowly get filled in” way, or in a “your imagination is more terrible” way (though there is a little of that) but just in a way where like…he says something that you understand to be vital to the story but which is missing context, then spends like a page describing the fucking diner someone’s sitting in, and by then any context forthcoming doesn’t get linked back. It’s like being in the middle of a paragraph when you hit the photo plates in an older book – yes the photos are very interesting thank you but I need to finish the thought you were sharing with me before I go back and look at them. I think maybe he thinks this is challenging the reader but it’s not, it’s just annoying and makes what are otherwise interesting premises totally opaque. I shouldn’t need to work this hard for a story about a hit man who decides not to kill a politician. 

If the book had a more cohesive theme in terms of the stories, it might be more readable – he clearly enjoys building worlds and then doesn’t quite know what to do with them once he’s built them, so if this was an entire book of “weird and different worlds” ala Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, I would buy in more fully and I think he would have put a little more elbow in. But it’s not. It’s mostly “here’s a really interesting world and a person living in squalor in it does something while being in it”. Also he appears to be fascinated by describing things that are shaped like pi. And a lot of times it feels like he read a wikipedia article on something and wanted to share some knowledge, so he just kind of built a half-assed story around his wikiwander. 

And all of this I would probably let go if say, it was something I was noticing in a fanfic writer, or someone who was just starting out, or someone I felt was genuinely trying to get a point across. But there’s this inexplicable sense of arrogance to the collection, a sort of smugness to it that in professional writers drives me up the goddamn wall. Stephen King sometimes falls into the same trap, where it feels like the author believes they don’t have to respect their readers because they are The Writer. 

The thing about volumes of short stories is that you keep reading it because sometimes there is a real gem. And there are one or two good stories in the volume, but I don’t know if they’re worth the rest of it. 

So my review I guess is mostly me being annoyed, but it boils down to “If you like short stories in the SFF Noir genre, give it a whirl, but if you’re bored with a story none of them get better, so feel free to skip to the next one.” 

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Authors and thier abaondoned stories

Jul. 20th, 2017 02:59 pm
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Posted by bbmcowgirl

I've been checking in with this community for a while now and it seems there are more abandoned/ missing stories and authors than there are poeple just forgetting the name or something.  I don't know if this is the place to post this or not.  If not just delete it.  I have a suggestion to all those authors that decide, for what ever reason, to abandon, forget about or otherwise loose interest in the stories.  Why not put it out there for someone else to finish?  So many stories have a loyal following and it seems a shame we can't finish reading them.

Loki/ Tony Harrys Parents

Jul. 20th, 2017 02:21 pm
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Posted by daenyr1s

Hi,
I#m looking for a fic where Loki knew Tony when he was younger. They fell in love but Loki used a fake name. He then fell pregnant and left Tony without telling him why. The resulting child had been Harry Potter. Later at the graveyard in Goblet of Fire Harry finds out about Loki beeing his mother but isn't told about his father. Loki and Harry go to the US where Loki meets Tony again under a new name. Harry becomes friends with Peter Parker who does a DNA Test to find Harrys father. Tony is informed about the search an d at first thinks Peter is his son. Later on Tony finds out about Loki being Loki and his son beeing a half-alien. Thanks

Tony/Steve Coma fic

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:59 am
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Posted by ext_2234391

Basically, the whole fanfiction messes with your head because you believe Steve is in a coma and the story is being read from Tony's side of things, BUT in reality it's actually Tony in the coma and the reader doesn't actually find this out until after Steve (due to the prompting of his fellow Avengers and Pepper Potts) pulls the plug, thinking he's gone.
Please tell me someone can find this fic because I've been searching everywhere for it and I thought I'd saved it. I was positive I'd saved it, in fact, but now it's gone and if it's been deleted I may never recover, haha!
Thanks in advance!
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I am like….90% sure I’m going camping this Friday. 

It depends a bit on the weather, but I’m mostly packed, I’ve cooked food that’s currently waiting in the freezer, and I have acquired the third Diane Mott Davidson book to read. 

The plan is to leave work early, catch the train to the campground, camp overnight, and in the morning hike out to a different train station further down the line, about a seven-mile trek, to do a longer endurance test than last weekend’s. Then I’ll catch the train home around noon on Saturday.

If something goes wrong, I can catch an evening train home on Friday until eight o’clock, or starting in the morning at 5:30, with little to no exertion. It’s pretty low-risk and I’m well stocked. I don’t have a sleeping pad, but my backpack has a partial one built-in, and I have one arriving tomorrow (though it might be too bulky, we’ll see). And honestly in this heat, I might just sleep on top of my sleeping bag in any case. 

Worst case scenario, the campground has heated, lockable shower cubicles with nice big floors. I’ve slept on worse. 

Caaaaaaamping! *jazz hands*

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Cloak of Levitation

Jul. 19th, 2017 11:16 am
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Posted by michael_the_car

Is there any fic where Dr Strange's cloak protects Tony from the Avengers and their sanctimonious attitude/behaviour?

clint trans fic

Jul. 19th, 2017 03:50 am
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Posted by sif_shield

I read a fic a while ago where Francis Barton never thought she was a girl and then at the end when she has made a life as Clint Shield picks her up thinking he's Barney Coulson even asks if he killed Francis.
But i haven't been able to find it any help would be so appreciated.
thanks
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Posted by quino_27

I read a non-powered incomplete AU in Archieve of Our Own were Tony was a secret son of Howard who later had a legitimate one with Maria. That was Peter, who was in need of a donor, and that's how it all came to the light. Lots of ansty!Tony the lonely mechanic, Steve was Peter's godfather, Fury as potential love rival, Coulson as Tony's counselor(maybe?), a mean-mean lady as Tony's mom...

I thought it was called "As My Guitar Gently Weeps" by I can't find anything along those lines while looking to revisit it and see if I maybe missed an update... Does anyone know whether I have the title wrong or it was insteat taken down for some reason?

Ring any bells? Thanks in advance!


{answered} It seems it was deleted...

Fic! Marauders sedoretu fic, in fact

Jul. 17th, 2017 03:41 pm
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So I've only been working on this fic, on and off, since the last HP movie came out. Never say I don't eventually finish my beloved old WIPs.

Geometry of the Impossible, Remus/Sirius/James/Lily
"I don't think Lily nor James would be very happy if I did his courting for him," Remus said. He saw that Sirius' face was fixed into blank patience, and had a flash of desire to snarl and go for Sirius' throat, because he might at least understand that. "Look. There are comical farces written around your idea, and I'm not terribly keen on having Lily fall for me instead --"

Please enjoy 21k of Teenage Werewolf Disaster :DDD

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Jul. 17th, 2017 08:48 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] readera's partner, J, has been in the ER multiple times in the past three months, and their finances are very strained because of it. They're raising $300-$500 for transportation costs and medicine; you can read more and reblog here or give directly here.

[tumblr.com profile] sleepyheathen needs to make next month's rent and is selling items, offering commissions, accepting donations, and has an Amazon wishlist up. You can read more, purchase, or reblog here, or donate via paypal here.

[tumblr.com profile] tony-in-distress is trying to escape an abusive situation and hoping to take her siblings with her. She needs to raise enough money for a deposit on a safe house for her and her siblings to live in. You can read more and help out here.

Anon is raising funds to help a friend cover debt and pay for legal bills after her abusive husband took custody of their youngest son. You can read more and give here; unfortunately due to Australian law apparently they can't provide much information.

Sarah Sadat had to leave her job recently due to stress and is facing mounting medical bills for a failing kidney and previous hospitalization; she has surgery scheduled for next month, and is fundraising to help cover medical and other bills. You can read more and give to the fundraiser here.

[tumblr.com profile] ohstephyy was let go from a job three months ago and hasn't been able to get another one; there are also other costs coming up to cover. You can read more and reblog here; a paypal address is available at the post.

[personal profile] laurashapiro linked to a fundraiser for [personal profile] kuwdora, a talented vidder who is trying to become a professional editor. She has an opportunity for professional coaching from the editor of Burn Notice and Empire, but can't afford the expenses on her own. You can read more and help out here.

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] tiarasnteakettles who is looking for work as a harpist, including attempting to purchase a harp that would be a massive upgrade from her current instrument and allow her more freedom in performance. You can read more about her situation and reblog here, including links to her Patreon and online store and Paypal donation address.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and has a fundraiser running to cover living expenses, previous medical bills, and a recent rent increase. You can read more and help out here.

News To Know:

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] wanderlust-anthology, an upcoming anthology of reimagined myths, legends, and folklore based on the theme Quests and Journeys. They are looking for creators for this anthology, which will be a full-color printed book with stories, comics, and artwork. You can read more at their tumblr or at the FAQ here; sign-ups close July 30th.

Housing:

Riel is looking for a roommate in Austin, TX to share a townhouse; she and the other roommate (male) are both grad students, and they do have a cat. Riel is very fandom-friendly. Lease starts in August. You can check out the townhouse here and get in touch at ariellayendler at gmail.com.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.

Different Side of Tony Fics Search

Jul. 17th, 2017 07:22 am
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Posted by dls_fandom

I'm looking for fics where the Avengers see a different side of Tony after they move in.

It can be sleepy Tony, stumbling into the kitchen for coffee or off to bed.

Or mechanic Tony, in black tank tops and bending metal and machines to his will.

Or businessman Tony, competent and shrewd.

Or silly Tony, clinging to Rhodey like a koala bear or pouting at Pepper or playing with his bots.

Just something fluffy and the Avengers coming to learn the different sides of Tony and appreciating him for who he is. Any, or no, pairings is fine.

Thanks!

AU business man Tony

Jul. 16th, 2017 05:34 am
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Posted by iantojack

Hi, I'm looking for stories that have a bit more of business man Tony. I'd basically just like to see more of that side of him. Any of him as a business man — could be AU with no superheroes or just Tony that's not a superhero or he could be Ironman but still with more of the business side.

Thanks :)

Need Help Finding a Forced Steve Fic

Jul. 15th, 2017 04:16 pm
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Posted by truthofcade

Good day.

I am looking for a fic where after the battle Nick Fury/S.H.I.E.L.D basically own Captain America so they can tell him to do certain things. I think there was a contract.
The other Avengers (Tony especially) worry because Steve isn't saying anything, and they know something is wrong. I think the fic had a scene where Justin Hammer requests Steve to do something sexual and Steve ends up feeling really bad.

The whole fic has feels of Steve feeling trapped and not knowing what to do.

Eventually, the Avengers do find out about the forced prostitution after Steve basically has a breakdown and they go BAMF.

On a side note, I am pretty sure Agent Coulson is also alive and it is another reason the Avengers are mad.

Hope you can help!
Thanks,
TOB
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