1 Feb 2017 05:22 pm
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
1. [community profile] halfamoon | [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon is back! A two week celebration of female characters in fandom, from 1-14 Feb.

(Even though I know it's coming, I never prepare, so I'll have to see if I can still do something...)

2. First proper draft of my NYR fic is typed up! Now for [community profile] hetswap... (I have an idea at least, but it does need to be more than a scribbled idea at some point soon; the deadline's the end of the month.)

3. [livejournal.com profile] dw_guestfest will be back soon. I just want to have a breather and get some words down for [community profile] hetswap first before I open it for prompts, but I'll post there presently and try and put together a 2017 schedule for the fest.

5. [community profile] who_allsorts is still a thing! As is [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts! I need to go claim myself a second table, for the theme "Historical." I'm excited. I shouldn't have signed up for ten more things than I needed to, though. (Sliiight exaggeration.)

(I'm not ignoring rl events, it's just... here be fannish distractions if anyone wants them, because we all need such things, whatever they may be. Others will bring the links and do the stuff, I shall just continue to try to get well and try to bring small good things and distractions for the moment. But sometimes you do feel the need to just say that, because WTH, indeed. :-/)
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Apart from the things I remembered I forgot anyway...

1. Another thing from the flist: I've been following [personal profile] wrangletangle's posts about AO3 tagging, looking at femslash/female-centric tags during February (via [community profile] halfamoon). Anyway, you might like to look at this post about the Women Being Awesome tag. It's canonical and can be used to filter works helpfully and it can be improved by more people using it (where relevant) and by adding individual "x is awesome" sub-tags. Once they've been used by three users, they're canonical.

So I added quite a few people where it seemed appropriate to me for my fic on AO3. And it does seem to me that if some of you had a moment to do the same, we could quite easily improve matters and make, say, "Leela is awesome" canonical (because she is, anyway). Or Romana, Martha, Liz, Barbara etc. etc. If you're wondering, when the post was made only five women had canonical "awesome" tags and none of them were from DW. You can also see who else I tagged there, too.

But, anyway, I realise I'm strange and like thinking about tags and things and also have the time to do such low-level things at the moment.

2. Not a thing I forgot, but in rl news, I went to see an ex-colleague at the library today about volunteering soon for an hour every fortnight (doing something not too taxing, I'm a great volunteer, ha). So that's good. We'll see how it goes, but it's definitely a Step Forward. \o/ (Also, she said at the end how much she and everyone missed both of us children's librarians now we're not around to spread glitter about the place. ♥) It's also just a tad ironic, really, isn't it? Never mind.
lost_spook: (s&s - sapphire)
Title: The Sky I Choose Is Blue
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1870
Characters/Pairings: Cally/Sapphire (B7/S&S), Steel, Kerr Avon.
Notes/Warnings: Vague spoiler for B7 S4 (ep1). Telepathy.
Summary: Sapphire is assigned to retrieve a moment of stolen time – a moment that contains Cally. (Blake's 7/Sapphire & Steel).

I wrote this for [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon last year, but didn't manage to type it up in time. I thought I'd try again this year. (So it's actually one of my earliest S&S fics. Just because someone had to write it.)

The Sky I Choose Is Blue )


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