fic: Die schöne Galathée

Sep. 24th, 2017 09:32 pm
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Die schöne Galathée (1293 words) by havisham
Chapters: 1/?
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov
Characters: Katsuki Yuuri, Okukawa Minako, Lilia Baranovskaya, Yuri Plisetsky, Victor Nikiforov
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Artists, Pygmalion, Love Triangles
Summary:

Yuuri has made the most perfect work of art -- as a statue, Victor is beautiful, exquisite -- a masterpiece. But a part of Yuuri longs to touch Victor and find living flesh instead of cold marble. He's about to get his wish -- but will he be ready for it?

(Yes, it's a Victuuri Pygmalion AU.)



And I should mention somewhere, by Pygmalion I *do* mean hot statues coming to life, not George Bernard Shaw/My Fair Lady/Eliza Doolittle was too damn good for Henry Higgins FIGHT ME etc.

Begun bhorta, a recipe

Sep. 24th, 2017 03:11 pm
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Take one elderly eggplant that you bought last week from the manager's special shelf at Kroger and completely forgot about. Cut into it to check it's gone all dry and papery. But no, its flesh is as fleshy as a much younger eggplant. Cut into largeish chunks. Peel several cloves of garlic and throw into the bowl with the eggplant.

Heat up one large pot of water -- or in my case, the enameled dutch oven I bought from the thrift store last month, which is big and as yellow as an egg yolk. Salt generously. Bring to a boil. Add eggplant and garlic. Cover and bring down to a simmer. Eggplant will be cooked in about ten minutes, depending on how cooperative your stove is (mine is an electric and does what it wants.)

Meanwhile, prepare the vinaigrette: three parts extra virgin olive oil, one part apple cider. Add a dollop of Dijon mustard (from the largest and cheapest bottle you could find at the store) and a teaspoon of honey. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour into a bottle with a sure lid and close. Shake furiously until emulsified & emotionally satisfied.

On a slightly cracked wooden chopping board cut up one small onion and as many Thai chilies as you can handle (from five to zero) and mince finely. Salt and pepper. Mix in vinaigrette.

Remember the eggplant, it's probably overcooked but what the hell. This is a old fashioned recipe and people in the past didn't care about overcooking their vegetables (irresponsible generalization). Drain the water and put the eggplant into a colander. Get rid of as much excess water as you can, though you won't be able to get rid of it all. Add to the onion-chili-vinaigrette mix. Squish. Mix. Consider using the food processor to make a more uniform blend but really, why bother? This isn't baba ganoush, after all.

Serve with rice and dal or something similarly bland. It packs quite a zing.

Bhortas are culturally and culinarily significant for Bengalis -- it's something that everyone's had and will have again. The word itself only means a mash -- anything could be a bhorta, but the most common are potatoes, tomatoes and the like. Often, people cook the vegetable over a flame (or over a gas range) for a nice char.

Traditionally, begun bhorta is made with mustard oil, but you can't buy a bottle of mustard oil in America that isn't sternly labeled 'For external use only' -- you feel like you're breaking the law if you're doing anything else (although now I'm suddenly wondering if anyone's ever used mustard oil as lube -- talk about a tingling sensation) so a robust olive oil will have to do. And some mustard too, to keep some of the mustard flavor.

Eggplants are wonderful things. I'm sorry I forgot this one and I'm glad it forgave me and allowed me to have a wonderful dinner anyway.

Meme follow up!

Sep. 19th, 2017 08:24 pm
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Thank you for the questions, this was fun!

The list:

1. Yamazaki Sousuke from Free!
2. Maedhros from The Silmarillion
3. Matsuoka Rin from Free!
4. Aomine Daiki from Kuroko no Basuke
5. Rebecca Bunch from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
6. Bodhi Rook from Rogue One
7. Steve Rogers from the Captain America movies.
8. Martha Jones from Doctor Who
9. Jason Todd from the pre-reboot DCU.
10. Bucky Barnes from the Captain America movies.
11. Kagami Taiga from Kuroko no Basuke
12. Victor Nikiforov from Yuri!! On Ice
13. Vanessa Ives from Penny Dreadful
14. Mary Crawley from Downton Abbey
15. Darius from Atlanta

I have so few active fandoms now that I really had to stretch back in my memory palace to find enough characters for this meme. Sad.

Questions )

Baaaaa

Sep. 18th, 2017 05:25 pm
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Meme, recently, seen everywhere:

1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your f-list to post questions in the comments. For example: "One, nine, and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", "Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?"

3) After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.

Not-exactly-fmk: Gor and Yuletide

Sep. 12th, 2017 07:05 pm
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So in FMK reading adventures, I finally finished the first Gor book, that was voted K early on but I decided I wanted to read before dumping just so I could say I had.

I should have trusted y'all: it was mostly just incredibly pointlessly bland, occasionally rising to actively annoying. It wasn't even really bad enough to be interestingly bad. There was a lot more flying around on giant soulbonded warbirds than I expected, tbh (somehow I had though that Tarnsman meant "man of the mountain lake country" but I think that was giving him too much credit for having a vocabulary,) but the warbirds are so badly wordbuilt and lacking in individual personality and the flying scenes so lacking in joy that the only time I actually cared about them was when the abused half-starved ones were about to eat the MC and I roused enough to cheer them on. The plot is built on bad characterization and improbable coincidences; the language aspires to basic competence; you can very easy disassemble it into its component stereotypes; and all sense-of-wonder or hints that the MC is not a sociopath are missing. Also amused that the author refuses to comment on whether it's John Carter of Mars fanfic (it's really badly done John Carter of Mars fanfic, omg.) I understand the series gets far more batshit later, but I don't think I need to read far enough to find out.

Also, thank you all for your help with picking a yuletide nomination! I shall be ignoring the clear preference of the poll, and nominating Mr. Trash Wheel RPF. He didn't win, but he did win the vote of everybody I know who has taken a selfie with him, and their votes count 10x, sorry.

(this is Mr. Trash Wheel: )

I will also be nominating Professor Trash Wheel and a five foot long West African Ball Python as characters, of course. I am stuck on who should be my fourth nom, though. A modular robotic eel that hunts for water pollution? Lynyrd Skymmer? Some other celebrity of the waters that I don't yet know about?


Clearly there's a market for Always Coming Home, though. Someone else should nominate it. (If I requested it, it'd just be as "tell me a story of the Valley", so I don't care about characters.)


Meanwhile, I re-read The Girl With The Silver Eyes to prepare to nominate. That one does hold up very well! Things I had forgotten about this book: the muumuu wearing old fat lady who lives alone with her cats and her books and gives no fucks and is #rolemodel. The fact that Katie can TALK TO CATS. The constant references to other YA fantasy/sf novels by the same imprint that she is reading. How much this book distrusts all adult men. How much this book also distrusts all non-readers. How yes they have psi powers and are super-smart, but they're also explicitly non-neurotypical in a way that read a lot more Autism Spectrum than any of the books about supposedly autistic kids that I was reading at the time, and that's more of an issue for them than the psi powers.

The book really needs an active fandom if only so we can have epic fanwars about whether they spoilers )

Anyway I am stuck for character noms there too, because I want all the kid characters but I also want Mr. C, Mrs. M, Miss K and Jackson Jones.

Prompt solicitations

Sep. 12th, 2017 06:06 pm
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Hey! Gimme prompts. Fandoms likely to be filled: Greek myths, Shakespeare (?! to be warned my taste in WS is more broad than deep), the Silm (but I’m pretty eh about that lately – I just can’t seem to get in the right mindset for it), my beloved sports animes, the pretentious gay British novels that I love, and whatever else you want to throw at me.

If I don’t know the fandom, I will make a sincere effort to make something up. :D
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The more people whine and caterwaul about wanting Hillary Clinton to exit the national stage and slink back into the woods, never to be heard from again, the more I hope she does stick around and keeps having opinions.

FMK #23: Long Book Is Long

Sep. 12th, 2017 01:51 pm
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Last week's F winner, after a very close race, was a tie between Beguilement and Daughter of Witches! I picked Beguilement because I know I'm keeping the rest of Lyra regardless, so Beguilement is more likely to lead to me dumping several books at once. K winner was The Death of Sleep, so goodbye Lunzie!

The comics bonus round winner was Asterix le Galois. Of course the bonus round I threw in because "comics are fast and easy!" gets won by one where I'm going to have to review a whole other language first... There was no K majority for the comics round, although I'm curious about the fact that Maison Ikkoku nearly got it, because I had not idea there was active dislike for Maison Ikkoku out there.

I am going to spend two days of next week trapped in a car with a couple of cats and almost no luggage space, so it's time to finally roll out the LONG BOOKS ARE LONG poll. That way I can only pack one and be reading it all week. :P

I don't know if I'll have internet next Tuesday but likely not (we are helping sister move) so there may be another break in fmk next week.

How FMK works, short version: I am trying to clear out my unreads. So there is a poll, in which you get to pick F, M, or K. F means I should spend a night of wild passion with the book ASAP, and then decide whether to keep it or not. M means I should continue to commit to a long-term relationship of sharing my bedroom with it. K means it should go away immediately. Anyone can vote, you don't have to actually know anything about the books.

I pick a winner on Friday night (although won't actually close the poll, people can still vote,) and report results/ post the new poll on the following Tuesday, and write a response to the F winner sometime in the next week.

Link to long version of explanation (on first poll)

Poll: Adams, Asaro, Clarke, Coville, Delany, Hobb, Hunt, Jemisin, Lynch, Melville, Michalson, Pynchon, Stephenson, Williams, Williamson )

Trick or Treat 2017

Sep. 11th, 2017 09:57 pm
[personal profile] linguamortua
Hi, writer!

I'm lingua-mortua on Tumblr and linguamortua on the AO3. Here's a quick list of what I really like and dislike in fic. Other than these short notes, I leave myself entirely in your hands!

Things I like in fic: I am an avid consumer of darkfic; I read and write dubcon, manipulation, age differences, moral grey areas and dilemmas, power plays, secrets, lies, and messed up power dynamics. Plot twists, trope inversion and clever metatextual references are all great fun for me. Generally I prefer my fic to be canon-compliant or canon-adjacent. I love femslash and woman-centric fic! Sex and PWPs are more than fine by me. Smut things I like: size differences, choking, dirty talk, cunnilingus, D/s elements (although rarely formal D/s play).

Things I don't want to receive: pregnancy or mpreg, forced feminization, public humiliation, fluff, alternate universe or anything wildly canon-divergent. I don't like anything which focuses on having or coping with a mental illness, especially depression, but realistic references to canon mental illness is fine. I'm not wild about M/f. More specifically: please, no pet names, aggressive verbal slurs or humiliation, lifestyle BDSM, polyamory or A/B/O.

ToT Letter

Sep. 11th, 2017 08:34 pm
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HELLO HELLO MY SPOOKY FRIEND. Thank you for writing something for me in this, the most wonderful time of year (of course I mean the run up to Halloween -- I love autumn THE MOST, friend, THE MOST.)

I'm going to give you a quick and dirty version of this letter because I literally decided to sign up today, thanks peer pressure because life is short! Shorter, if you follow my prompts. Let's go!

Likes: I adore stories that dig deeper into characters and situations than the canon had a chance to -- revealing hidden sides to familiar characters and familiarities among strangers. I like AUs -- especially canon-divergent AUs. Those are the best. Slash, femslash, het -- I love it all. Gen, in the form of casefic especially, is adored.

Porn is very much welcome, but certainly not a requirement.

My kink-tastes are on the milder side, and mostly I loved things that denote intimacy the most. Hand-holding, hair-washing, face-touching -- things that make me swoon. I like banter, talking during sex, awkward sex, funny sex. Love mixed with tragedy is my jam, as is friends-to-lovers (or it's more intense cousin, enemies to friends to lovers.) But if you want to go hard, go darker -- I tell you go for it.

I love rich, descriptive writing, but given the short length requirements for this exchange, something short and sweet would delight me as well.

DNWs: Rape/non-con, domestic violence/abuse.

YOI, Dracula, Harry Potter, Northanger Abbey, Frontier Wolf, Original Works, Twelfth Night & Penny Dreadful. )
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