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1) New job! After far too much kerfuffle and confusion, I started as an Admin Apprentice at the DWP today. It was mostly getting the lay of the land today, but honestly, I'm happy to be having dinner at a normal time again.

Because I had to quit the cleaning job. I was considering that it might be just possible to do both, but everyone who I mentioned this plan to (Mum, my former Jobcentre advisor, both employers) told me I was mad. I was a bit anxious about this (I've never actually left a job for reasons other than my contract ending before), but they were cool. For my last day we had chocolate cake at break, and they gave me a card. So that was nice.

2. Request for fic advice. The Wikipedia entry on speaking tubes says "Voicepipes have no switching mechanism and so, to provide multiple destinations, separate voicepipes with dedicated transit pipes have to be provided between all pairs of desired endpoints." Okay, but is there any reason why not, or is it just that nobody ever did? I have an idea for a busy Discworld office building having a central "switchboard" where all the pipes come out, and an operator connects the pipelines together, but I've a nagging feeling that if that worked, someone would have done it.
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Rob Anybody
TTO Bonnie Dundee by Walter Scott
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So, if anyone's interested, this links to [livejournal.com profile] john_amend_all's Unconventional Courtship Generator with Discworld characters. Have fun, and if it inspires anyone to actually write a story (as opposed to boggling and occasionally calling for brain bleach, which is all it's inspired in me so far), I'd be delighted to read it.
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Maybe it's just me, but the more I look at this, the more I think the countries are probably too big. Like the canonical countries named in the books have expanded to fill all available space.

The old Discworld Mapp got round this by not actually showing the country borders, so it wasn't clear how big the countries actually were. The Atlas does (mostly) show country borders, but tries to get round it by not having a scale. But if the Disc is 5,000 miles in radius, then the distance between each 5% line of whatever-latitude-is-called-on-a-disc is 250 miles. Which makes Llamados 1,000 miles Hubward-to-Rimward. Discworld has a Wales about the length of the UK!

Angua filk

Oct. 9th, 2016 02:57 pm
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Just been sorting through the hard-drive, and found a number of semi-written filks. Some of them don't need much effort to be ready to inflict on you lucky people. Here's the first:

Angua
(TTO "Maria", Blondie)
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The Fish Without the Sea now up on AO3. I hope people like it. Major spoilers for The Shepherd's Crown.
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This was ages ago, haven't I written it up yet? Okay, here we go.

It was a good Fringe. I was only down for three days, but I saw The Reduced Shakespeare Company's Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged), Mort by the group who did Faust Eric last year, and stand-up by Mitch Benn, Robert Newman and Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden. And they were all excellent.
Saturday: RSC and Mort )

Sunday: Mitch Benn and Robert Newman )

Monday: Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden )
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The four suggestions so far. Six numbers left, if anyone wants to suggest something.

3. Sam Vimes and Lady Sybil, repairing bicycle tires ([livejournal.com profile] vatine)
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4. Richard Jeperson and Barbara Corri, cooking a cake ([livejournal.com profile] john_amend_all)
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8. Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak, unblocking the drain ([livejournal.com profile] john_amend_all)
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9. Emmett Brown and Clara Clayton, dusting ([livejournal.com profile] lost_spook)
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It looks like, what with one thing or another, we definitely aren't going. To everyone who is, have a good one, and hope to see you in 2018.

Instead, I'll probably be making another trip to Edinburgh, so look for rambling Fringe reviews instead...
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[livejournal.com profile] lost_spook asked for the Twelfth Doctor and Granny Weatherwax

Kindred Spirits
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Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] jvowles!
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Not really memed from anyone this time; I was just bored and remembered its existence.

The rules are:

1: Pick five fandoms. List them in alphabetical order.

2: Visit this site to find your first RANDOM POEM OF POWER. Write down the 5th line (yes, even if it’s an E.E. Cummings poem and you wind up with an apostrophe). Repeat five times and - you guessed it - list ’em in alphabetical order! (No cheating, mind! This is a challenge and it’s always been about creativity.)

3: I think you can see where this is going. Write a very quick 50-word half-drabble for each fandom (try to do it all in one sitting - make your brain explode!), using the line from the poem as a prompt. You don’t have to include it in the half-drabble - it’s just inspiration.

[3.5: If you don't think this is enough to make your brain explode, follow [livejournal.com profile] john_amend_all's example and make the demidrabbles themselves poems. That ought to do it.]

4: Bravo! Have a cookie.

The fandoms were:

1. Blackadder
2. Diogenes Club
3. Discworld
4. Dragons: Riders of Berk
5. Murdoch Mysteries
The results )
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So I thought I'd distract myself from the current situation by doing a cartoon about bickering countries that don't get on. I don't think I thought it through...
Sto Plains and the Discworld 2 )
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Um, yeah. So, in keeping with my resolution to share all my fanfic, regardless how silly, this happened.
large image beneath the cut )
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So, apparently, now that I've started this, I'm going to keep thinking them up even if no-one's made any requests...

Rincewind
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Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
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Del Trotter
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Well, some of these got a bit away from me. One of them ended up a double drabble…

(Feel free to suggest some more; this was fun.)

Agnes Nitt (for[livejournal.com profile] john_amend_all)

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Black Widow (for [livejournal.com profile] vatine)
(I was really struggling with making them Tom Sawyer crossovers, and I just gave up. Sorry. Some are alternate comicverse, some are alternate movieverse, depending on what I had an idea for)

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MCU Captain America and SW:TFA Rey (for [livejournal.com profile] silly_swordsman)
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I was just taking it back to the library when it suddenly occurred to me that people here might be interested to know I wrote a review over on Phil Sandifer's site. You can find it here, and be warned it contains spoilers.

(It also contains a tiny bit of criticism, because I don't think it's a proper review if you're just gushing about how wonderful something is. This is why I never refer to my Doctor Who posts as reviews.)
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E-mail from the library that The Shepherd's Crown is in! I've read the first three chapters and it's excellent![1]

Phone call from the computer shop that our desktop's fixed![2] Mum will be collecting it later tonight!

We're getting a new cat! Not right away because the SSPCA can't release her yet, but soon! Mum and my neice have been to see her and she's lovely.

[1] But hard to read, especially that third chapter. Getting onto the fourth one is going to be difficult.

[2] It was freezing and hanging and restarting and stuff. Usually when this happens we take it to the computer place and they download our documents folder onto a CD and tell us to buy a new one. But this time it's fixed!

(Mum took it to the computer place last Friday, and I bought a new iPod - my last one was lost in Edinburgh - on Saturday. It occured to me afterwards that, since I only have one and a bit albums in the Cloud, it might have been better to do it the other way round...)

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