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Friends Only

This journal has become friends only.  At some point I'll add a nifty graphic. 

Comment to be added, etc.

Edit:  Just to let you know, I'm picky about who I add.  Call me paranoid.  I will not add someone who friends me unless I know him or her from somewhere else or if he or she leaves a comment here to at least introduce yourself.

Fic and art posts will always be unlocked unless I delve into the realms of NC-17. 

Edit2: I have created a fic journal for myself.  All new fanart/fanfic will be housed at icanbecreative . 

I'm... Really not sure about this...

Amazon Worlds, where you can publish fanfic from certain WB franchises and earn royalties for your stories.

I'm really...  I don't like it.  Fanfic has always been driven by pure love, not by money.  And the few times someone has tried to publish pure fanfic, the internet exploded with hate.

What I'm seeing as the end result is that the WB will start making a profit on fan stories and send Cease and Desist orders to free fanfic sites.

Really, no, I do not like this.


From the Bleeding Cool comments section, a breakdown of some of the fine print:
There's also a couple "gotchas" in this. The first is relatively minor, but it says that the owners of the IP that authors borrow will have an exclusive license to your work. So if you did what Larry Niven did when he got a chance to write an episode of Star Trek (animated), and adapted one of his short stories to fit in the Trek universe, you wouldn't be able to publish that short story (in its original form) elsewhere. The bigger "gotcha" comes next: While they reassure authors that they'll retain the copyright to their original elements (new characters, settings, plot, dialog), the owners of the IP you're borrowing will have a license to use them, without paying you an additional penny. I suspect they included this clause to protect themselves from "you stole my idea" lawsuits, but it would be oh so easy for them to abuse it. So not only would Larry Niven be unable to publish "The Soft Weapon" on his own, he would've handed the Kzinti to Paramount to use in future episodes (and books and movies and plush toys), free of charge.

Also, with free sites, why would you pay for fanfic?  I can see why getting paid royalties would seem nice, but most fanfic authors I know are not in it for the money (obviously).  They do it because they love the worlds and the characters.  Because they love writing and want to hone their craft.


Look, I Ficed!

Title: Cousins to the War

Author: jo_anne_storm

Artist: sarah_jones

Fandoms: Teen Wolf/Buffy: the Vampire Slayer

Genre: Crossover

Pairings: None

Main Characters: Stiles, Xander

Rating: Teen

Warnings: None

Summary: Stiles is sent to stay with his cousin for the summer in the hopes that a reformed teen troublemaker will be a good influence on him. The cousin's name: Xander Harris. Set post season 2 for Teen Wolf and post season 6 for Buffy.

Notes: First of all, thank you to my beta and head cheerleader dream_mancer. Thank you to slythhearted for dragging me into this crazy fandom. And finally, thank you to sarah_jones for the wonderful artwork that accompanies this story.

Link to LJ | Link to AO3 | Link to the art masterpost | Link to the art on LJ

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Five Words Meme

Comment to this post, and I will list five things I associate with you, They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your LJ (or just add a reply back to me). Other people (including me) can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

I got Luna, boys (as in your own), army, Tennessee, pictures from dream_mancer.
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That was kinda fun, to see what words Laura associates with me.  Anyone else want to give me words?  Or want words?

HP vs Twilight

From one of my friends on FB:
You know what I just realized, Harry Potter is about family, friends, truth, courage, justice, etc. & Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend

So very very true.

So... Yeah...

You can apparently share posts with FB and Twitter now. 

Yeah...  Don't do that.  Not with my stuff, please.  I try to keep fandom and real life separate.  Yes, there are some people who are both friends with me here and on FB.  But, if I want to post my thoughts to FB, I will. 

I'm...  Surviving my week as my MiL.  Waking up at 5:30 sux. 

Crap.  Still need to brush my teeth and take my horse pill.


1. Go to Google or Yahoo and type in “You know you’re from (your state) when…”
2. Copy & paste into an entry.
3. Bold the ones which apply to you.

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Oh, com'on, you have to admit that this is bloody hilarious!!!


I Take This as Proof

That bored soldiers come up with dangerous things.