Aug. 1st, 2014 10:17 am
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It has been way too fucking long since I've done a rec post. I apologize. I'm swimming in piled up things of to-do.

Please enjoy this list of recs and know that I have at least as many of this halfway written and a huge list of fics to-read that will produce a hell of a lot more.

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These recs are crossposted to my tumblr rec blog mabs-recs Be sure to follow me if you don't already. 471 followers now, and counting!!! I also have a personal blog where I post things from other fandoms, about feminism, writing, activism, etc… mab-shares
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I've taken on the Word Masochist Challenge as issued by Primarybuffetpanel on Tumblr.

Basically the challenge is to read aloud and record this version of the poem The Chaos by Gerard Nolst Trenité.

It's known as the English Pronunciation poem. It's a lot of fun!

Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.

I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.

I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.

Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.

Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,

Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it's written.)

Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague. (I messed up here and misread ague as argue)

But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;

Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.

Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,

Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;

Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;

One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;

Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.

Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.

Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.

Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.

And your pronunciation's OK
When you correctly say croquet,

Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.

Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.

River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.

Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.

Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,

Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,

Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.

Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.

Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.

Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.

Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.

Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.

Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.

Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.

We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.

Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;

Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;

Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.

Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.

Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.

Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.

Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.

Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.

Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.

Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.

Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.

Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.

Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass. (I messed up here and totally skipped this line)

Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.

Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.

Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,

Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.

Pronunciation -- think of Psyche!
Is a paling stout and spikey?

Won't it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?

It's a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,

Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict. (I mispronounced indict, too... *headdesk*)

Finally, which rhymes with enough --
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?

Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!

Other than the three spots I point out in the spoiler cut, I called it by its tumblr tag wordmaso challenge instead of word masochist challenge. But considering I didn't edit, I'd say I did a pretty good job!

If you'd like to hear how the other challengers have done, check them out in the comments HERE

It's quite fun and I encourage all you who have courage to give it a go!


May. 5th, 2014 01:06 am
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Oh my goodness. I've been so busy with modding things and real life that I've not had much time to keep up with all the amazing fests that have been posting in the past few months. I've had some recs prepared during these months and thought it was high time to actually share them. I apologize for the unplanned hiatus from reccing/reading.

Thank you, [ profile] writcraft for hosting another comment-a-thon to help prod my arse into getting back into the swing of things again. :D

Most of these are Harry/Draco fic and art recs, but there may be a couple other ships in there too. I will have more recs ready in a couple of days. I'm going on a reading/commenting/reccing binge to try to catch up on all the things. Please enjoy!

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These recs are crossposted to my tumblr rec blog mabs-recs Be sure to follow me if you don't already. 400 followers now, and counting!!! I also have a personal blog where I post things from other fandoms, about feminism, writing, activism, etc… mab-shares
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I am way overdue with posting another collection of recs. Tumblr is a very strange platform. When I go without posting new recs for a week or more, I find I gain followers steadily. Then when I post a group of new recs, inevitably I lose a couple, but I always seem to regain them plus a couple during the next dry spell. I thought it would be the opposite, but whatever.

I apologize for that tangent. I blame it on pain meds.

Below the cut I have some truly fabulous fic and art recs for you to look through. I am always so very impressed by the quality of the fanworks in the HP fandom and I'm so honoured to be a part of it and to celebrate my fellows!

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Oh boy, it's been a while since I've posted recs. I've been collecting them, but because of [ profile] harrybang and the horror fest at [ profile] hp_darkarts getting going, I've not been reading as much as usual.

I do hope you'll enjoy these recs.

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I've been a reccing fiend lately. Please take a look at the following fics/art/vid recs, and decide if there's something you'd like to check out. I think there's something for everybody in this batch.

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Day 3

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser-known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom who maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

Remember that recs don't have to be long or eloquent or ~deep (although if you are skilled at those types of recs, please don't hold back! :D). Squeeful capslocking, a bullet-pointed list of reasons you love a thing, audio or video rambles, a string of reaction gifs, even just a set of links with a header saying "these are great examples of X trope/kink/pairing/fanwork"... Create a themed list or just link to things you happen to like. Rec more than three things if you want to! Have fun with this. Share stuff you love!

You know me! I have a ton of recs lined up all the time. Here are 8 really good ones!

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Day 2

In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Fandom tends to clump together, and that's has both positive and negative effects. It's the basis of our support networks, our intertwined lives, but it also tends to isolate us and we forget the existence of other fans outside of our chosen place. Maybe it's time to reach out to fans on other platforms, in other places and say hello.

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*wipes sweat from brow*

I'm so very impressed by the talent the HP fandom has for writing kink. Holy smokes, there's some really good shit being written! Please enjoy these recs. There are more to come, but I need to take a breather.

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There have been so many brilliant fanworks posting lately, I'm finding it hard to keep up with just reading and commenting. So have a bunch of recs! I'm working on more all the time. I do hope you love these gems. They're all fantastic!

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I have been reading and reccing more now that my fic from hell is finished! \o/ Take a look through these recs! I'll have more soon!

Also, be sure to check out [ profile] hp_darkarts In the Shadow of the Season fest which is posting now! There are some brilliant fandom offerings!

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Have some recs. There's a mix of fic and art here, and some variety of pairings! I'll get back in the swing of reading and reccing more often soon!

And be sure to swing by [ profile] hp_darkarts to see the gorgeous art and dark fic that is posting during our fest In the Shadow of the Season!

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It feels like ages since my last rec post, and I suppose it has been nearly a month. November is just not a good time of year for me productivity-wise. However, these arts and fics are just too excellent to not share in case you missed them when they posted. So take a look and if you like them, leave love for the creators!

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Not my gifs.. I found them on tumblr. I think [ profile] thusspakekate reblogged them, and I need to share...

So picture these two as portraits hanging side by side.. perhaps in Harry's house after he's grown up.
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More Harry/Draco recs for Rectober. I've been sick for a week and I'm sorry I didn't do more reading and reccing, but I do hope you'll enjoy these fics/arts/vid.

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Rectober Continues! This is my second post of Rec offerings for the month. All are Harry/Draco this time, and most come from currently anonymous fests. I hope you'll love these fics as much as I did!

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Welcome to Rectober! My goal is to be a Rectober Rockstar this month. Please click the banner above so you know what I'm talking about.

This is my bad attempt at a banner:

so yes.. my goal for this Rectober is to write and post over 50 fan creation recs. I post to tumblr and crosspost to lj for fests that are collecting recs for the [ profile] daily_snitch.

Let the Reccage begin!

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Hello LJ, long time no post.

My kids have been keeping me busy. I feel like a taxi driver. They've started at a new school this year, a private school that specializes in children with 'learning differences'. It's like a whole new wonderful world to see my kids excelling in school for once in their lives, now that the public education box they've been not fitting in is gone.

For those who don't know, my older two children Gwen (13) and Morgan (11) are trauma survivors. Their birth father hanged himself while they were alone with him at ages 2 and 4. They were alone with his body for up to 12 hours before they were rescued.

Morgan has high functioning autism. He's very high-functioning and I'm so happy we were able to get him involved in special services from a very young age, but the way the school system works around here, if you need extra assistance or can't keep pace with the majority, the teachers simply don't have time to slow down and help you and you slip further and further through the cracks, until you feel you might as well not even bother trying. GRRRRR…
Gwen has ADHD which manifest differently in her than in the classic "type" you think when you hear the term. Her mind just gets overloaded by distractions, that it's easier to pretend to be invisible than to speak up and ask for help.

Mark and I had a talk about the education dilemma and realized that what we needed to do was invest in their needs NOW, so they'll make it to college age, rather than saving for college. Thankfully we are both blessed with family who is generous and gung-ho about education and we are not suffering financially. It makes me so very ill to think of all the people with children like ours who don't have our resources and that their kids do fall through the cracks. What the fuck is wrong with this world?

so yes.. driving half an hour each way to drop kids off at school (sometimes more than once a day because of appointments) has been sucking my energy. Then we have a 2-year-old… (nuff said?)

I have been busy in fandom with alpha reading for more people than I can list and I have to tell you, it's my favorite part of fandom. Like, really. I adore watching the creative processes of other writers and helping feed the fire of fandom feels by cheering them on and pointing out all the areas I love. The biggest boost for me is when I see them have an "aha! I've jumped to the next level of writing" moment! It is THE BEST!

[ profile] jad has recruited me to watch the new Star Trek movies so I can cheer her on in a monster of a fic she's writing for that fandom. I now understand the Benedict Cumberbatch obsession I've seen happening to so many of my f-listers. I am now a Khock (Khan/Spock) shipper (at least in my pants. I doubt I'll ever write fic for the fandom) As a thank you she drew me a lovely bit of Khock love. So please check it out on tumblr and reblog, comment, or like it because it's gorgeous. Khock Sketch

If you're just here for the recs, here they are! Three lovely pieces from the exchange that just wrapped up at [ profile] hd_tropes. I'm still not finished reading everything there, but I have adored what I've read so far.

Author: [ profile] writcraft
Title: Sundowning
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Contains: Angst, early-onset Alzheimer’s disease
Summary: Draco has been forgetting things lately and when Harry insists that he see a Healer, the couple are given news which will test their relationship and threaten all that they hold dear.
Word Count: 8300
Why I loved it: This fic is brilliant and sad. But don't let that stop you from reading, it's not a tragic sadness, more a mature slow loss type. Even though you know it's only going to get worse after the fic ends, you also are left with the sense that no matter how much they lose, they'll always love each other, and that's sort of a magic in and of itself.

Author/Artist: [ profile] nobunakira
Title: I am My Boyfriend
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: R
Contains: body swap trope, white!blaise,
Summary: Harry and Draco are in a bit of a predicament, they keep swapping bodies when they, ahem… fuck. Explaining what's happening to their friends is rather awkward, and they rather fail at trying to stop it happening.
Word Count: Doujinshi style comic
Why I loved it: This comic is beautifully illustrated and so lovely and fluffy, with snark and banter, hotness, and love. It's great if you're in the mood for a light bit of feel good reading. Give it a look, and leave love for the artist!

Author: [ profile] kedavranox
Title: What's New, Buenos Aires?
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Contains: public sex
Summary: Draco and Harry are in the Portkey business! Hijinks ensue, Draco has a few panic attacks, Harry is seriously fit, and somehow they're stranded in Argentina.
Word Count: 9300
Why I loved it: Draco works so hard to prove himself worthy of Harry, but is in complete denial that that is what he's doing. Jealous!Draco, and Protective!Built!Harry make a formidable team working together amidst a cloud of sexual tension. You need to read it because it features Draco being forced to take a Muggle airplane for the first time in his life! I won't say more so I don't spoil the plot, but it's definitely a fun and flangsty read!

These recs are crossposted to my tumblr rec blog mabs-recs Be sure to follow me if you don't already. I'm up to 219 followers! I love you guys!

and last of all…I'm way too excited!

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All right! I just got home after 10 days off in bumfuck Vermont and boy am I happy to be here. I bring with me RECS! Six of them! 3 are H/D, and then we have a Snarry (gasps), Draco/Albus Severus, and a Percy Weasley/unknown male character fic. Many tasty treats! Enjoy them!

**ETA** I say bumfuck Vermont, not meaning all Vermont is like this, only that where I was is way out in the middle of nowhere, and while it is very beautiful, I am a city girl at heart. ;)

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These recs are crossposted to my tumblr rec blog mabs-recs Be sure to follow me if you don't already. I'm up to 187 followers! I love you guys!
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I've got six to offer this time around. Four are art and there's a Drarry fic and a Harry/Scorpius (hot-as-fucking-hell) fic. (not underage)... I encourage you all to check these fantastic fanworks out and let the creators know how awesome they are!

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These recs are crossposted to my tumblr rec blog mabs-recs Be sure to follow me if you don't already. I'm up to 179 followers! Holy smokes! That's ten more in the past week!

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