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November 26th, 2014

Nope!

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The reaction in Ferguson and elsewhere has me wondering when the anarcho-communists and their ilk are going to finally push Western society to a breaking point. It's going to happen eventually.

:|

November 25th, 2014

double take!

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saw this on twitter moments ago:





Dear Flist: Thanks being Given

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Thanks to you, dear FList, I have become a fiction addict. And, thus I cannot imagine a November without NaNWriMo. I am weary, but the month is drawing down toward the finish, to be completed with [personal profile] tjs_whatnot in a grand escapist writer's beach get-away over Thanksgiving weekend. No turkey, no family, no distractions. Just write, write write!

And I am going to need it!!   This year's book is a complete departure from previous ones - no Scotland, nothing drawn from my college years abroad. The setting is a near-future post- climate crisis in the Great Lakes region where I grew up, which like everything else about this story came as a surprise.

It's been a completely intuitive process of story-crafting. I dreamt and ending and three characters, then tried to figure out how they got there. Parts of the puzzle dropped into place as I explored. I went looking for images of my MCs and learned about real people who became their ancestors, and who gave them depth, and a quest.  One MC's job created a complete dystopian economic system. I kept insisting this book wasnt political. Well, yeah. Tell her that!

As usual, I'm waaay over my head, trying to write a David Mitchell novel with the skills of a 12 year old. well, OK, maybe 16. After all I only started taking my own writing seriously a few years ago.

So I give thanks for you, who who have given me some of the greatest reading moments of my lifetime; who showed me what it means to give yourself wholeheartedly to your readers' delight and your Muse's direction; and who helped me take myself more seriously as a writer.

Because of you, I blog regularly on 4 sites unpaid, and two for actual money. I was recently added to TV exec Marsha Wright's "Active Writers to Watch" list!  Without fandom, this never would have happened. so this year's Thanksgiving toast is for you.

This year I WILL pick up a draft (this one or a previous draft) in January and begin the process of turning into an actual book. Be careful what you start. It may finish you!


Drabble: Chilly Reception

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Title: Chilly Reception
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Word Count: 100 x 2
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [community profile] snupin100/[livejournal.com profile] snupin100/[info]snupin100's prompt #489: Chilled to the Bone.
This is the next in my Snupin School Days Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Characters: Severus Snape/Remus Lupin.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Authors Notes: AU. The escape.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Chilly Reception )

November 24th, 2014

NCIS LA, Hagetaka

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There was a very amusing plot point in NCIS LA tonight, at least for someone who's a Harry Potter fan...

Minor spoilers for tonight's episode... )
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And episode 5 of Hagetaka, OH MY GOD so much happened!

Major spoilers for episode 5... )

Drabble: Yule Ball Redux

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Title: Yule Ball Redux
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 100 x 5
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [community profile] snarry100/[livejournal.com profile] snarry100/[info]snarry100's prompt #450: Available.
Warning(s): None.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Yule Ball Redux )

Weekly Fic Wrap Up: Week 47, 2014

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Here's last week's list. I hope everyone's dong well today. *yawns*

Ali's List of Fics: November 17th - November 23rd )
And here's what I'm frantically working on (if only RL would cooperate):
Ali’s To-Do/WsIP List )

November 23rd, 2014

More on S - Saigo no Keikan

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I seem to be going with kind of a J-drama theme this month...

I just finished watching the series S - Saigo no Keikan that I blogged about earlier, and had some thoughts about it.

Cut for spoilers... )

Drabble: Confrontation

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Title: Confrontation
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG
Word count: 100
Characters/pairings: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger.
Challenge: Written for [community profile] dracoharry100/[livejournal.com profile] dracoharry100's prompt #372: Tell.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.
Betas: [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn
Authors Notes: The next part of my Pub Night Series (LJ/IJ/DW).

Confrontation )

Weekly Random Post of Random

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November 22nd, 2014

More thoughts on Harudaki

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A few more thoughts on the "Violence Lyric" chapter from the latest Harudaki tankoban...

Drabble: Opening the Curtain

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Title: Opening the Curtain
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Word Count: 100 x 2
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [community profile] snape100/[livejournal.com profile] snape100/[info]snape100's prompt #561: Snape the Hufflepuff.
This is the next in my Snupin School Days Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Characters: Severus Snape/Remus Lupin.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Authors Notes: AU. Things heat up.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Opening the Curtain )

November 21st, 2014

More Hagetaka links

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Still obsessed with Hagetaka and have found a few links to reviews with nice pictures:

Review for episodes 1-2 with several pictures from the drama.

Review with a brief clip of a scene from episode 1 featuring Matsuda Ryuhei, who plays the son of a debt-ridden business owner who falls prey to Washizu's team of "vultures". This review plus a comment on the FFA J-drama discussion reminded me that I forgot to mention the hotness of Matsuda as further incentive for people to check out this drama! ^_^ His character is quite interesting, though it would be spoilery to discuss why. Once I'm done with the entire series, perhaps I'll post a detailed recap

A review on LJ with several pictures that I think are from the first and second episodes. I'd kinda like to comment, but feel a little weird about leaving a message on a years-old post on a total stranger's blog. Especially when I've been talking about shipping characters from the show over here, and don't know if they're into fanfic.

Interestingly enough, Google results also brought up a couple of books on business that briefly reference the Hagetaka drama (Hedge Fund Activism in Japan: The Limits of Shareholder Privacy and Choose and Focus: Japanese Business Strategies for the 21st Century.) Possibly because the drama was critically acclained and won a Prix Italia drama series award.

Fic: Long Day

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Title: Long Day
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG
Pairing: Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 365
Genre: Romance.
Warnings: None.
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365's prompt #62: “He is always tired and emotional”, Hyena.
The next part of my In Vino Veritas Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Betas: [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Long Day )

November 20th, 2014

Hagetaka author Mayama Jin

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While googling in search of more info on Hagetaka, I came across this interesting article on Mayama Jin, the author of the books that the Hagetaka drama is based on.

Apparently he always wanted to be a novelist, but worked as a newspaper reporter first because "it was the shortest route to gaining research skills and a network of contacts, as well as developing the ability to write easily understandable prose." From the way he's described in the article, he sounds like he was very hardworking, driven, and determined as a reporter, and would speak out when he believed something was wrong, even if that meant clashing with his bosses. Which also perfectly describes the character of Mishima Yuka (played by Kuriyama Chiaki), the young reporter in Hagetaka. Although he doesn't explicitly say so, it seems to me that Mayama may have put a lot of his own personality into Yuka, although of course he doesn't have her motivation of being driven by her father's suicide, for which she blames Washizu and the bank he used to work for.

Mayama sounds like quite an interesting person, and his novels sound interesting too. Unfortunately, none of them have been translated into English, so I'll have to settle for just watching the drama.

Wordnik Word of the Day

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I've never run across this word for evil before: poneros

I'll find a way to work it into my NaNo project, which is dealing with more themes of social justice than I expected.
I'm wallowing in the mucky middle, 30k and still flailing about for the Great Quest, with my characters separated by circumstance and having too many crises to work out!

But amazing people and ideas are arising as we go, so there, that's the reward. Onward!!



Wordnik Word of the Day for November 20, 2014

ponerology


An interdisciplinary study of social injustice.

There's even a science to it, called ponerology, something you would do well to read up on, to realise where the source of all the bs is.
Autoblog Green

Political ponerology (originating from the Greek word for evil, poneros) is a science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes which ultimately on a larger scale results in a pathocracy.
THE SCIENCE OF EVIL AND ITS USES FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES

The word 'ponerology' was coined by Andrzej Łobaczewski, a Polish psychiatrist. It comes from a Greek word meaning "evil".

Drabble: Achieving Satisfaction

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Title: Achieving Satisfaction
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG
Pairing: Neville Longbottom/Draco Malfoy.
Word Count: 100 x 8
Genre: Angst, Romance.
Warnings: None.
A/N: Written for [info]neville100's prompt #292: Satisfaction.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Achieving Satisfaction )

November 19th, 2014

Haru wo Daiteita Alive 1

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I'm sooooo happy! My CD Japan box arrived in the mail yesterday, and the Aibou stuff looks great--the X-Day movie has a bonus disc and booklet, and the Itami book is filled with lots of color photos of my favorite character, plus lots of info about him and interviews with the actor. All in Japanese of course, which makes it rather daunting, but I will try and take a stab at translating some of it when I have more time.

But what I'm over the moon about is the tankobon for Haru wo Daiteita Alive 1! It has the "Love Tanker" story about Yukihito working behind-the-scenes in show business, and Katou dealing with PTSD from his experience during the earthquake in vol. 14. And it also has the "Timeshare" story where Iwaki and Katou go to Hawaii on vacation. (Both of these were previously discussed on the Youka Nitta LJ comm.) But it's the third chapter, "Violence Lyric," that makes me OMG SO HAPPY because it features Onozuka working with Katou in the Nobunaga drama!

Cut for spoilers... )

Yay, Birthdays!

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to some fabulous people!


[livejournal.com profile] gracerene and [livejournal.com profile] frances_veritas!


Many Happy Returns, Lovelies! ♥

Drabble: The Tour

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Title: The Tour
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 100 x 2
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [community profile] snarry100/[livejournal.com profile] snarry100/[info]snarry100's prompt #449: Permission.
Warning(s): None.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

The Tour )
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