River that turns people to wood?

Aug. 23rd, 2017 11:48 pm
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Looking for a short series (2 or 3) books that I read as a pre-teen.

I'm pretty sure the main part of the story revolved around a female character trying to escape a ruling class of bird-like (?) people.

There are really only one thing I remember clearly... that there was a river that turned living creatures who fell into it into wood. There was a ship captain who had pulled out a pregnant woman who had fallen in. He sketched her everyday and realized she was trying to speak,but moving super slowly. I think he ended up removing her child, who was then some kind of living wood creature.

These weren't the main characters from what I can remember. I really hope this rings a bell with someone, it's been bothering me for the last 15 years!
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I feel like it’s been interesting playing a little with the definitions of what’s “important”, what “matters”, etc – on the one hand, Ultimates is about literally everything that has ever been in the Marvel Universe, but at the same time it’s not about Iron Man. And I’m allowed to wander off and grow this cosmic garden and make wonderful things out of it because I can do that without stepping on too many toes. We’re operating on such a big scale that it’s almost like when particle physicists reveal that actually the universe is a hologram and all the information of our lives is encoded on the outer walls of spacetime, or whatever it is this week. It’s great, and it blows your mind, and it’s wonderful to know that human beings are able to come together and explore this territory… but it doesn’t pay your bills or fix your car, at least not in a way you can immediately see. So, yeah, we now have an idea that Marvel’s multiversal history is much bigger and broader than we thought – but at the same time, that’s not likely to pop up in a Daredevil story. -- Al Ewing

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To explain this scene would take me hours, so I'll just encourage you to read Project Superpowers: Herokillers because it's hilarious. This month's issue has a sneaked in Rick and Morty cameo on this page


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Aug. 23rd, 2017 07:30 pm
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Calexit #1

Aug. 23rd, 2017 09:32 pm
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"The setup of the story is that California is forced to secede when it takes a principled stance to be a Sanctuary State after the President orders all immigrants be deported. So the starting point of the whole story is people doing the right thing and standing up to tyranny. The fact that the tyrants bring the hammer down in response is to be expected, but people’s resilience in fighting back should be inspiring. The book isn’t about wallowing in dystopia, it’s about celebrating the spirit of resistance."

- Matteo Pizzolo


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Was it worth it?

Aug. 23rd, 2017 07:33 pm
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This week Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor came out. If you like Jason Aaron's Thor run (which stretches back to November 2012*) then Jason Aaron's enerations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor is another issue of Jason Aaron's Thor. I enjoyed it immensely.

Unfortunately, the labelling makes it slightly confusing as to who actually appears.

While there is no doubt as to who is the Mighty Thor, the Unworthy Thor isn't who might first come to mind. A better term might be the Pre-Worthy Thor who has not yet proved himself worthy of wielding a Mjolnir, rather than the Post-Worthy Thor with the Uru arm, who lost Mjolnir and took up Jarnbjorn because Nick Fury whispered to him on the moon.

Generations is a decent self-contained story (but with a shoe-horned in epilogue that does nothing for me) about why a Thor needs Midgard and what it means to be a God and when Thor first met Thor )
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Title: Verification
Fandom: FAKE
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: JJ, Ted, Janet, Chief Smith, Ryo, Drake, Dee.
Rating: PG
Setting: After Vol. 7.
Summary: It’s all over the news; a cop has fallen to his death while chasing a suspect. The news reports are inconclusive; it could be Ryo or Drake, and JJ is desperate to find out for sure.
Word Count: 2145
Content Notes: None necessary.
Written For: Challenge 201: Amnesty, using Challenge # 43: Not What It Looks Like.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.



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Aug. 23rd, 2017 10:05 am
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Doctor Who rewatch thoughts

Aug. 23rd, 2017 03:48 pm
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In case anyone where is interested, here are some random thoughts and observations from the Doctor Who rewatch I've been doing this summer:

Series 1
Series 2 & 3

(for the record, these are the thoughts of someone who for 10 years was a casual viewer who watched the show despite the Doctor and then suddenly a few months ago became a "proper" fan who watched the show *because* of the Doctor)

Adventures Elsewhere — July 2017

Aug. 23rd, 2017 02:17 pm
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Adventures Elsewhere collects our reviews, guest posts, articles, and other content we've spread across the Internet recently! See what we've been up in our other projects. :D


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Fandom: Yuri!!! On Ice
Title: Without fear, without metaphor
Pairing/Character Focus: Yuuri Katsuki/Viktor Nikiforov
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] reginar
What makes this a gem: One of the most interesting facets of Yuuri and Viktor's relationship is the cultural and language barrier, yet there are so few fics that explore it. This is my favourite of the lot. Although a work in progress, what's been posted thus far is both tender and full of tension, an expert exploration of what words mean in this relationship. The writing is lush and accompanied each chapter by art, which ranges from beautiful digital paintings to humourous photomanips. This is a highly literate work which tackles themes of miscommunication in a mature and engaging manner, and worth the time and attention of a good, close read.
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Fandom: Power Rangers (MMPR 1993 - Zeo 1996)
Title: A Co-ed Naked Jungle Adventure
Pairing/Character Focus: Kimberly Hart/Tommy Oliver (primary), Adam Park/Kat Hillard (secondary), others (f/f, m/f)
Author: Cheryl Roberts (short bio on Fanfiction.net)
Summary: Stranded in an otherdimensional jungle, naked and powerless, the Rangers, along with Billy and Kimberly, must prove their worth to reclaim the Zeo Crystal.

What makes this a gem: Cheryl was one of the BNFs in the original Power Rangers fandom, and her stories give you everything: action, character development, great writing, and lots of romance. And, as in this story, lots of HAWT sex. She was one of the first writers I discovered, and "Co-ed" was the first adult Rangers story I've ever read -- so yes, you could say it's special to me. :-) Cheryl also was extremely kind and encouraging and ultimately responsible that I started writing Rangerfic myself.

The plot is exactly as given in the summary -- the Zeo team (Tommy, Kat, Rocky, Adam and Tanya), along with ex-Rangers Billy and Kimberly (who is also Tommy's ex-girlfriend), get stuck on a strange planet, in a jungle, completely naked. They need to pass through this jungle, relying only on their wits, in order to reach the Zeo Crystal -- key to their powers, and their only way back home. It's not just a matter of survival, though; the teens must also face their inner demons in order to sort out their lives. Lots of sex ensues, along with exciting action and some wonderful character development. :-) It's a true fandom classic!

(Note:The setting owes more to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie from 1995 than the TV series which followed the year after; it might help to watch it first if you haven't already. :P)
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It didn't do so for the physical world with its main character, who was hunting a killer in the Cloud World of the AIs.

It did so for the physical world with two of the supporting characters.

One was a detective working the case of the robot that'd killed.

The other programmed that kind of robot.

Their conversation turned to development. )

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Aug. 22nd, 2017 09:32 pm
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 57 x Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
42 x Painted Skin: The Resurrection
63 x Memories of the Sword


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BUFFY: Let's just pretend for a second that... Angel somehow found his way back to Sunnydale. What would he be like?
GILES: I really can't say. From what is known about that dimension, i- it would suggest a world of... brutal torment. And time moves quite differently there, so...
BUFFY: I remember. So he would've been down there for hundreds of years.
GILES: Yes.
BUFFY: Of torture.
GILES: It would take someone of extraordinary... will and character to survive that and, uh, retain any semblance of self. Most likely, he'd be, be a monster.
BUFFY: A lost cause.

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Happy Birthday Two You

Aug. 22nd, 2017 10:05 pm
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So I guess this being labeled a Two-Face story is a bit of a spoiler but then again the title isn't exactly a subtle one. In addition to the expected character moments I also chose this story for how it depicts Bruce Wayne.

Story under the cut... )

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