February 24th, 2010

children of dune - leto 1

reboot: war games, final update

Okay, last update that gets its own entry!

PDF Download

War Games, 4.87 MB, PDF file, created by girlnamedpixley and with some different art that appears in the online version. I have instructions from her, pasted below:
This is formatted for double-sided printing, so if they print it front and back, the left margin is wide enough for a 3 hold punch.

The blank second page is there for a reason; it's the back side of the cover image so that the text of the story begins on the right hand page, as it should for printing. That's only important if they're printing it out.

Any other updates will be added to the War Game Master Post here


girlnamedpixley added a few things to the art round-up.

Dr. Melody Huang
Healer Sorin
Lieutenant Gaila

These three can be found on the character list page and also in the story itself in parts 3, 8, and 12.

Alternate pics of T'Prina, Torren, and Gary Mitchell also added, and a link to the picture of Ensign Jacobsen, originally posted to spock_uhura by skywaterblue, with a link to the original comment.

Also added is a picture of Battlestations 3's game cover, since obviously it was created by Playstation here.

All art is contained here as well.

Reference, Citation and Character List

Updated with characters, links, and references here. This is a work in progress as I track down my bookmarks and um, re-read my fic. Seriously, I've never read it all in one go. It's surreal.
children of dune - leto 1

two things, unrelated...or are they?

Part A

(This Is) Not a Statement, AIRPS, Adam/Kris, is up at AO3. You know, I didn't realize this, but the power of suggestion is a lot stronger than I thought it was. Just like, someone asking it required me to do it this morning. After coffee, of course.

Part B

Spartacus: Blood and Sand - A Helpful Primer by hradzka NSFW NSFW ALERT DO NOT OPEN AT WORK PENIS NAKED THINGS NSFW NSFW but open when you get home and then like, watch this show. I think hradzka may have created a protofandom on the strength of his primer and hilarious twitter reviews. This--and I am not exaggerating--may be the next Big Fandom. And it's all thanks to hradzka.

If you are really historically anal--that being anal about history--yeah, no. If you like oiled men, yes. If you are really worried about accuracy, no. If you liked 300 purely on the basis of the violence-porn (and oiled men. And the running. God, the running. Do you remember the running? I remember the running), welcome! If you are like, all character driven intricately plotted things or whatever, no. If you love Lucy Lawless, I have no idea why you are here and not downloading.

(This is all gathered from hradzka, who if you remember, and you'd better, the words "Oh John Ringo no!". Yes. That. I have high hopes of reviews of more John Ringo novels in the future.)

Who wants to do a group watch with me? Apparently, there are a lot of "gladiator training sessions". With oiling! I miss the running thing in 300, you know?

I need to quote this, because it's very persuasive:
But it has a stoic, intense, emotionally unavailable hero who has a protective, emotionally supportive, and physically contrasting male best friend; it has a hero who has nothing to do with the women, because they are physically separated and because both the powerful female leads hate his guts, so the women literally *cannot* get in the way of the slash; it features two socially powerful women who make no bones about seeking out their own sexual satisfaction, often graphically; it has male-on-male sex, portrayed as part of a devoted relationship; it has a fairly diverse cast of actors who originate from Ghana, Australia, Lebanon, and more; it features slavery, which becomes a fanfic AU for *every* fandom, as an integral component, with powerful women using men as sex slaves; and it has a ton (quite literally, at least 2000 lbs worth) of well-muscled men who walk around for whole episodes wearing nothing but loincloths and baby oil. Sometimes they forget the loincloths.

I couldn't even pick my favorite sentence out of that paragraph.
seperis 2

you may not know this, fabric of reality, but....

Dear Universe,

Dystopias are not meant to reflect the actual future.

Fiction: 1984. Not Fiction: School Administrators, Webcams, and Students at Home: Do I Need to Draw a Picture of How FUBAR This Is?

Fiction: The Handmaid's Tale. Not Fiction: Miscarriages Are Always a Criminal Offense By Women: Come on, Convince Me to Join the Republican Party Now, I Fucking Dare You

Not Fiction: Coward Who Kills People With Plane Heroic: So It's Okay to be a White Terrorist, Really? That's the Lesson? - also, note from an Austinite. Fuck yourself, apologists.

Not Fiction: Anti-Semitism Alive and Well in Fandom: Summarizing This Will Require Projective Vomiting, Read at Your Own Risk

Dystopias are not meant to reflect the present, either. Just a note in case this can still be fixed. Thanks.