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Be the First challenge insecurities

The deadline for the Be the First challenge is tomorrow, and I have a ficlet that is almost ready to post, but I am now all insecure about the fact that it's not nearly good enough or long enough to be the very first fanfic to ever be posted for this fandom. The challenge itself is totally open -- any genre, any fic length -- but I am feeling all this pressure because of being the first, which is the whole point of the challenge! Aaarrgh!

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Timeless "Hollywoodland"

I have caught up with "Timeless" season 2, and wow! This show is back, and with a vengeance!

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I will be the first!

I have signed up for the btfchallenge writing challenge, which stands for "Be the First," and I am going to write the very first fic for Quark!

I still can't believe that there is no fic for this fandom at all, but I haven't been able to find any. I don't consider it that obscure of a TV show, but apparently it is? Anyway, I'm really looking forward to writing for it! I even have prompts from when I requested it for Yuletide a few years ago.

Of course, I'm probably the only one who will ever read it until that day when the other lonely Quark fan who must surely be out there somewhere in the world stumbles across my fic and it makes her/his day merely by existing in the first place.

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Miscellany

My most recent Yuletide fic, Janet@12358W (Status = Happy), is now officially my most popular fic on AO3. I do think it's a good fic, but I don't believe it's the best thing I've ever written. I don't even believe it's the best thing I've written for Yuletide. The comments and kudos mostly exist because the fandom, "The Good Place," was a popular fandom for Yuletide last year. I never before realized how much the fandom drives Yuletide response.

Speaking of AO3, I've continued to practice my French by seeking out fanfic written in French. When I like the fic, I am now also trying to give the author a comment in French, and trying to say more than "J'ai aimé ça" ("I liked this"). Writing French continues to be much harder than reading French, and I am still relying a great deal on Google Translate, but I can tell that my French is improving, which is a good feeling.

Finally, I came across a Doctor Who version of a song from "Hamilton" on Youtube that I just have to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X67xMJx17NA

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Yuletide reveal

I ended up writing The Good Place for Yuletide, an interesting experience because it's the first time I've ever written for a big-for-Yuletide fandom. Although truthfully, given the odds, I wasn't surprised to be matched on it, and I was only surprised that I didn't also receive it for Yuletide. But instead I got wonderful Sarah Jane Adventures fic from [personal profile] paranoidangel, which you should totally check out if you haven't read it yet: Bloomin' Aliens

I had a lot of fun writing the fic, and was really happy with my recipient's prompts. I don't know if anyone on my flist is at all interested in The Good Place, but just in case, here's the fic:

Title: Janet@12358W (Status = Happy)
Characters: Janet
Rating: All audiences
Summary: In which Janet assigns herself (status=happy).

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Yuletide!

There is only one Sarah Jane Adventures fic in Yuletide this year, but it is for ME (for me, for me, for me!) and it is absolutely wonderful:

Title: Bloomin' Aliens
By: Anonymous
Summary: There are aliens at Park Vale and only Gita can save the school.

Great plot, great characterizations, my favorite SJA villain, and Gita is awesome as only Gita can be. Go read it!

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The Good Place and Yuletide

I just saw the second episode of the second season of "The Good Place," and OMG this show! I would say that I absolutely did not see that coming, but the truth is I absolutely never see anything coming on this show. It is continuously innovative and surprising in all the best ways.

In other news, I have a new job! I really like it so far, which is fantastic. But as I'm not sure yet how demanding it will be, I'm not sure if I should commit to Yuletide. I'm really in the mood to do it this year, though, especially as I didn't participate last year, and I see stuff in the tag set that I would like to request and offer. I guess I have another week to decide.

And, just to bring this post around full circle -- "The Good Place" is in the tag set, and I am toying with requesting it even though I have no idea how to request something that keeps upending everything you think you know about the show. Imagine if last year I had requested back story on Real Eleanor? Although she's become a very interesting character now, and I wouldn't mind back story on her at all this year, but it would be very different than last year's back story. At least, as of episode 2 . . . who knows where they're going with this whole thing? Certainly not me.

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More Adventures in Learning French

I'm still working on my French, and while it's definitely improved, I still have a very long ways to go. As a lark, I thought I would try to translate one of my old drabbles into French. "How hard could it be?" I thought. But wow, it was so hard! I wore out Google Translate checking translations and back-translations, and I think the result might possibly make sense, but I'm not sure. Anyway, if any of you speak French and want to check it out, it's here:

http://archiveofourown.org/works/11571129

I have also been seeking out French videos to watch / listen to, and I came across this slightly terrifying one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pJMNZLw-XA

I kind of wish I had a video of my face as I slowly managed the translation and figured out what it's about.

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Doctor Who Helpline

Seriously funny video made in reaction to the news of the casting of the Thirteenth Doctor:



"At least tell me she'll only be making 79 cents on the dollar of what Peter Capaldi is being paid."

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That 13th Doctor Announcement

I am so incredibly thrilled! I have seriously never, ever, been so excited about the casting of a new Doctor.

Anyone know where I can get an icon of the 13th Doctor? Surely, someone somewhere has screencapped that BBC announcement video?

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