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I’ve Never Seen Star Wars – June wrap-up
Saturday 30th June 2018 8:52 pm

This month I was listening to The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Which I ended up listening to twice. I listened to what I thought was the first few songs earlier in the month, then finally got round to listening to the rest this week. And it turned out I'd listened to all but three. By the time I'd listened to those I couldn't remember how the rest went, so I listened to the whole thing again today.

And I quite like it. I certainly didn't mind listening to it all twice. I have heard one song before: Rewrite the Stars. I liked the last song best: From Now On, mostly because it didn't sound the same as all the others, at least at the start.

Listening to it today I discovered the playlist I'd bookmarked on YouTube included videos with two of the songs. So it gave me a bit of an idea what was going on in the film - the song themselves gave me no idea. And I didn't realise until then that it was a film - I'd thought it was a stage musical. Despite it saying it's the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which you'd have thought would be a clue.

I want to see the film now, to see how these songs all fit in. Although I feel like it's really popular among teenagers (I don't know where I got this impression). Maybe next year's Never Seen Star Wars should just be a film every month.

Overall I give it 8 out of 10. I would listen to those songs again.


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Fandom 5k
Wednesday 27th June 2018 8:49 pm

Fandom 5k happened. I waited to talk about my gift until I could talk about what I wrote because they are very related.

First, I got this lovely Will Riker/Beverly Crusher fic:
the love that lies beneath your skin (5073 words) by A Magiluna Stormwriter
Fandom: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Beverly Crusher/William Riker
Characters: Beverly Crusher, Deanna Troi, William Riker, Jean-Luc Picard
Summary: "I got a communique a couple of days ago from the Trill home world." He stiffens ever so slightly at that one word, but she can tell he's trying to play it off.

And then I wrote the other TNG fic in the collection... for the person who wrote for me:
The Thing's The Play (5992 words) by paranoidangel
Fandom: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Beverly Crusher/William Riker
Characters: Beverly Crusher, William Riker, Deanna Troi
Summary: After Frame of Mind Will Riker is learning what is real, Beverly Crusher is figuring out what her feelings for him are, both while debating a 22nd century play.

If they seem a bit similar there's a reason for that, My recipient pretty much said they'd like anything and I initially had an idea. And then once I'd plotted it I realised it would be too long for me to write in the time. So I mined my prompts for something that I could write that would be about 5000 words. Since my writer also used my prompts I also got something I liked with the same ship, so win-win (for me - my recipient also liked their fic). And although you could summarise both fics the same way, they are different in the way they do the thing.

At some point I hope to write the longer fic I had plotted out for this.


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Fandom Questions Meme
Monday 18th June 2018 9:59 pm

The last set!

43. What ship do you feel needs more attention?
I want to say, all the really tiny ones that have very few fics, but I have a tendency to get into ships because they're tiny and have very few fics. So perhaps the answer should be none of them

46. Archive Of Our Own, Dreamwidth, LiveJournal, Fanfiction.net or Tumblr - where do you prefer to post and why?
My website, for everything. Stories of Arda for LOTR stuff, Teaspoon for Doctor Who stuff, Wraithbait for Stargate Atlantis stuff, Archive of Our Own for exchange stuff because I have to, and rare stuff which people are unlikely to look anywhere else for. I stopped posting on fanfiction.net a very long time ago because it meant having to format everything differently and I seem to remember you had to upload a whole file, you couldn't just paste in the text.

I stopped crossposting from my site to LJ and DW a while back, when DW went https and the crossposter stopped working, on the basis that the only people following the LJ one don't use LJ any more and no one was following the DW one. So it was the simplest way to fix the crossposting problem.

I have a Tumblr account, but I don't log into it, it's just a copy of the Tumblrs I'm reading by RSS. And my Tumblrs, I mean Clients From Hell.

47. Do you leave reviews when you read fanfiction? Why/Why not?
I'm assuming that by reviews it means comments. In which case, I do. For everything that I get to the end of and like. I started doing this years ago, when I was in LOTR fandom, then got out of the habit when AO3 made it easier to just press the kudos button instead. I got back into writing comments instead a year and a half ago.

I don't remember why I did originally, but I remember being persuaded by some reasoning, I forget which. When stuff was posted on LJ it was good for getting a conversation going (sometimes - fics didn't always lead to that). But AO3 is an archive not a discussion (at least that's how it feels to me). It just feels normal to me, that if I liked a fic I read, I say so.

48. Do you care if people comment/reblog your writing? Why/why not?
I'm interpreting this question on people commenting on my fic. If they're reblogging it something has gone wrong somewhere. I like people to comment - if they liked it. If they hated everything about it then I'm happy for them to keep it to themselves. It's just nice to know that someone other than me has read it and liked it.

49. How did you get into reading and/or writing fanfiction?
I don't really remember. I remember being in the Bugs fandom and I feel like I must have written fic, but I don't think I did. I just remember wishing I was interested enough in the post-series 4 fanfics to read them because I'd have liked the cliffhanger resolved. Whether I read anything in it before then I don't know. I mostly just visited the locations and took photos.

I think it was in the Star Wars TPM fandom, in the day of mailing lists seeing other people's fic and reading a lot of it that made me think I could write it too.

50. Rant or Gush about one thing you love or hate in the world of fanfiction! Go!
Not a massive rant, really, but I hate that exchanges have got so big and there isn't much in the way of fests, where you can sign up to write whatever you like, rather than for someone else. I feel like there used to be more prompt fests. But, of course, it's always possible that they're going on elsewhere and if they're not advertised on Fandom Calendar then I wouldn't know they exist.

To balance it out, on the love side, I like that fanfiction can give you more of the thing you like. Because there's never enough of the thing I like! And it can go places where the original canon couldn't. You can kill people off, you can resurrect them, you can change an event and explore the consequences.


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Various things
Monday 11th June 2018 8:53 pm

All the things I've been meaning to post and haven't got round to.

1. There was an interesting episode of Timeless this series where they went back to 1919 and it was all about women's suffrage. Which was interesting because there's been so much about a hundred years of women's suffrage in this country. I never considered what it was like in America. The answer, when I looked it up, was complicated, because different states had different things going on. But Alice Paul, who was in the episode, really existed.

2. In May my morris side started dancing out one evening a week. Although due to illness and holiday and a clash with choir, I've only made it to three so far. Given that I don't hate driving to places I don't know, it's been a bit nerve-wracking. Especially to one pub in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere, and I only knew the first five minutes of the route. I am very glad of my sat nav and Google Street View, so I can do the route the night before and know what I'm looking for. Although Google's directions were a bit interesting one week when they told me it was right by the dual carriageway, so all I had to do was to turn off it. Completely ignoring that I can only come off it at a junction.

We dance in clogs, which made things interesting to start with. There's a lot going on underneath, so it's a bit like walking in platforms, which I've never done before. At first I felt like I was going to fall over just walking, never mind dancing. But now I've got used to them and my only problem is going too excited and ending up on tiptoes. And dancing on ground that turns out to be uneven, which can make things a bit interesting.

3. After looking through a load of summaries for [info]unconventionalcourtship, when I came to sign up I picked the first one I have saved. I have 800 words on it so far and I know where it ends, just not quite so sure on how to get there yet. Some of the wording still might change a bit, but the summary is:
Coming home to the country offered Barbara Wright the chance to make a settled, secure life for herself. But there was a complication – in the shape of her ex-fiancé, millionaire ex-colleague Ian Chesterton. He was still the gorgeous man who had swept her off her feet before – and the attraction between them was electric!
It would have been easy for Barbara to let Ian seduce her seduce Ian. But not so simple to explain the secret she'd kept hidden for years she was keeping hidden. If Ian learned the truth, would he be so keen to reclaim his runaway bride colleague?

4. I have a hamster - his name is Sammy. I've actually had him for three weeks, but he's scared of everything. It's only in the past week when he's started to take food from me. Although that can take a while because he's scared of the rustle of the bag of treats and scared of the noise the box of food makes... The cage is in a bit of a dark corner, but I managed to take a photo one morning, when he got out of bed when I was having breakfast.

Sammy

Sammy


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I’ve Never Seen Star Wars – June
Monday 4th June 2018 9:11 pm

June is a busy month, so I'm going to listen to an album. Last year I chose the one that was top of the album chart. This year I considered the album that was top when I was born, but that would give away my date of birth. And I didn't much fancy it. But the current top of the album charts sounds interesting: it's The Greatest Showman soundtrack.

I've never heard of it, but I like songs from musicals. But I'd never thought of sitting down and listening to one, unless I knew the songs from it. So this will be different for me.


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I’ve Never Seen Star Wars May wrap-up
Saturday 2nd June 2018 5:34 pm

This month I was reading Jeeves and Wooster. My sister gave me Carry On, Jeeves. It turns out it's actually a short story collection, the first of which is when Jeeves first starts working for Wooster.

The trouble with it was that each story was very similar: One of Wooster's friend's has a problem, Wooster can't solve it, but Jeeves always can. It meant I could only really read a chapter at a time because otherwise it got quite samey.

The good thing about it was that I could just sit down and read a chapter and that was a whole story. Also, I enjoyed them. I liked all the slang that Wooster used (and Jeeves didn't). It gave a good sense of his character.

I am going to read more. My plan is to take one back and borrow another every time I visit my nephew. And also watch the series with Fry and Laurie because it's impossible to read without picturing them.

I'll give it 10/10.


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