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THE HUMBLING RIVER - PUSCIFER

Nature, nurture heaven and home
Sum of all, and by them, driven
To conquer every mountain shown
But I’ve never crossed the river

Braved the forests, braved the stone
Braved the icy winds and fire
Braved and beat them on my own
Yet I’m helpless by the river

Angel, angel, what have I done?
I’ve faced the quakes, the wind, the fire
I’ve conquered country, crown, and throne
Why can’t I cross this river?

Angel, angel, what have I done?
I’ve faced the quakes, the wind, the fire
I’ve conquered country, crown, and throne
Why can’t I cross this river?

Pay no mind to the battles you’ve won
It’ll take a lot more than rage and muscle
Open your heart and hands, my son
Or you’ll never make it over the river

It’ll take a lot more than words and guns
A whole lot more than riches and muscle
The hands of the many must join as one
And together we’ll cross the river

It’ll take a lot more than words and guns
A whole lot more than riches and muscle
The hands of the many must join as one
And together we’ll cross the river

(Nature, nurture heaven and home)
It’ll take a lot more than words and guns
(Sum of all, and by them, driven)
A whole lot more than riches and muscle
(To conquer every mountain shown)
The hands of the many must join as one
And together we’ll cross the river

(Braved the forests, braved the stone)
It’ll take a lot more than words and guns
(Braved the icy winds and fire)
A whole lot more than riches and muscle
(Braved and beat them on my own)
The hands of the many must join as one
And together we’ll cross the river

And together we’ll cross the river
And together we’ll cross the river

Nature, nurture heaven and home
And together we’ll cross the river
And together we’ll cross the river

Nature, nurture heaven and home
And together we’ll cross the river
And together we’ll cross the river

This is a Warrior Goddess song.  Mostly the Matrix talking to Soundwave, then (much later) to Starscream.  :)

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Baby Groot

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Oops I really like Ratchet.
Dedicated to my bro, Grifo, who got me into such an amazing show.

Thinky medic is thinky.  <3

vanvanred:

Oops I really like Ratchet.

Dedicated to my bro, Grifo, who got me into such an amazing show.

Thinky medic is thinky.  <3

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oh this fanfiction has an interesting summary and it’s even complete let’s see wha

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…??  I honestly didn’t know that there was this much first-person hate!  I mean, SECOND person yes, oh god, so terrible, much ow, but first?  As long as it’s consistent, it never bothered me.  

Am I missing something?  Is this a thing that I should have a discussion with Mikaela about, before I start writing parts of Warrior Goddess again?

You know, I was JUST talking to a friend about this as we’re co-writing a story, and a solution to one issue we were having was to do it in first person.  I cringed despite HER having an amazing story that I feel is a must-read that IS in first person.  She mentioned how MANY of the books she reads are first person and they’re good, that she’s read plenty of fics that are, and also were really good.

My experience is different. Other than her story and a couple others {pokes you, cuz I know Warrior Goddess was recced to me, and I’ve got a link saved somewhere} and like Hunger Games for published works, MOST of the first person stories I’ve read are gods-awful.  I’m including published works here, not just fan fics.

My conclusion was that, since she and I have read different things/genres, I’ve somehow managed to stumble over more badly handled first person than she has. Particularly in the romance story genre. I think that’s colored .my view of first person in a negative way.

Also, I have to snicker. I’ve read some really cool things in Second person pov, LOL!

This really makes me wonder though, what have I missed reading in first person that makes it so comfortable for others, when I can utterly relate to the graphic up there.  And not even so much with JUST fanfics. I ALMOST put Hunger Games back down when I saw it was first person, but I’d seen the first movie and was intrigued enough by the idea to sigh and give it a shot.  I’m glad too, I really enjoyed the books, but I’ve backbuttoned and put books back on shelves so many times because it’s first person.

So, ok followers. ^_^  Help me out here if you would.  What are some good first person books or fics that I should read?  I like scifi, clearly, and if we’re talking fandoms, TF (g1, idw, movie, or tfa), Riddick stuff, fast & furious, losers, avengers/anything loki, Harry Potter, um…  I don’t, throw things at me, and self-rec too.  I clearly need to expand my horizons when two good authors in as many days are surprised by first person POV dislike.  ^_^

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ladydragon76…you know, upon looking, I’ve never used first person in a fic.  It’s usually too limiting, and I like to have a bit more flexibility.  And, funnily enough, I did write something in second person, but that’s because Echo Bazaar itself is written in second person, so I wanted to echo the game.

I’ve read my share of bad first person as well, but I’ve read even more bad third person (given that third person is more common), so I guess for me…I just read and see if it grabs me.  If I can stand the person’s mental voice, I can keep going, no prob.

As for recs…Jarakrisafis seems to be fond of first person.  Two I’ve bookmarked (both Jazz/Ratchet and awesome):
Echo Sensation 
Conviction

Also, this is cheating, since it’s epistolary fic, but if you know the Alien franchise at all and have not read this, do yourself a favor and reaaaaad it:  Killing Elvis  Creative and hilarious and scary at the end, but it has a good ending, I promise.  :D

white-aster , Jara is wonderful all around!  I’m not sure if I’ve read those two fics though, so thank you, I’ll hit them up here as I nom dinner.  (rare pair for the win too!)  And Ooooo! Aliens! Do love, but actually have never ventured out looking for fic for it.  Thank you tons!

I think you’ve got the right attitude there.  Give it a shot and see regardless of point of view.  And I couldn’t recall any FP from you, but I was assuming based on your Warrior Goddess comment, which, gods, I KNOW I need to go read too, no matter what POV it has. ^_^

Nope, actually, Warrior Goddess is third person right now, though I am thinking of putting in some first person bits as I continue.  After a hundred years or so, Mikaela gets kind of lonely and starts talking to herself/journaling, and I thought that might be a fun way to introduce some of her observations about Cybertronians.  :D

That would probably be awesome sauce.  ^_^

Huh. You know, I write in all three because it’s a challenge, just like I tackle a present-tense story every once and a while because it somehow feels write. Nobody’s ever said anything. Apparently people have strong feelings about this. People who tell me what I can and can’t write because of their personal preferences weird me out a little, but it’s usually because it’s because I write a kink too strong for their taste, not because of the perspective or tense choice.

That’s interesting to me. I didn’t know if people care or not, and now I feel like changing things just because I can. Would Domestic Electronics have been better in third person? Would Nautilator have been better off in mostly third instead of second? Should Coming to Terms have been in omnipresent third person instead of (mostly) Jazz’s perspective? Do people have opinions on this?

I was actually including you mentally in the good first person I’ve read and the second person that I liked. LOL.  I believe you posted something just recently that was Second that I enjoyed.

Also, trusted authors that I know I like, that I enjoy all their other works are not going to get that back button without me giving it a shot.  Those are the writers that do chars I’m not as into, or kinks I never really considered before.  Hells, I HATE tentacles, I get so squicked so hard, but there’s a fic or two that I reread because the author did it just so damn well.  Been thinking about this because I think once we step into the telling people what to write or how to create their art area we’re screwing up, and now I really wonder what my past negative experiences with first person have kept me from.  I think, for me, it’s that when first person is bad, the secondhand embarrassment for me is stronger, like omg get me out of this fic stronger, so I started actively avoiding first person (except those writers I already trusted to do a good job no matter what they did).  Aster made a great point. There’s LOTS of terrible 3rd person fic out there too, but I know I don’t avoid that. LOL.

So, yeah, been dwelling on this tonight, and I think I figured it out for myself at least, so now I’m going to knock that shit off and read more without prejudging the fic based on POV.

ladydragon76-   I think the bolded bit above hits it right on the nose for me.  First person is very intimate, and that can make folks with certain social backgrounds uncomfortable (perhaps where the omgnofirstperson! camp comes from?), and when it’s done badly, it can feel all the worse for that intimacy.  You’re necessarily limited by being in someone else’s head, and all your information goes through their thoughts and filter.  Your words were right on:  it’s EMBARASSING when first person is done badly, because to me it’s not just a bad movie playing in my mind’s eye.  It’s…it’s like the reading equivalent of the uncanny valley:  there is this person there, and they are just embarrassingly boring/doofy/unrealistic/etc.  There’s a bigger cringe factor there for me.  Which I never realized before.  Interesting!

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dicksp8jr:

oh this fanfiction has an interesting summary and it’s even complete let’s see wha

I got up”

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…??  I honestly didn’t know that there was this much first-person hate!  I mean, SECOND person yes, oh god, so terrible, much ow, but first?  As long as it’s consistent, it never bothered me.  

Am I missing something?  Is this a thing that I should have a discussion with Mikaela about, before I start writing parts of Warrior Goddess again?

You know, I was JUST talking to a friend about this as we’re co-writing a story, and a solution to one issue we were having was to do it in first person.  I cringed despite HER having an amazing story that I feel is a must-read that IS in first person.  She mentioned how MANY of the books she reads are first person and they’re good, that she’s read plenty of fics that are, and also were really good.

My experience is different. Other than her story and a couple others {pokes you, cuz I know Warrior Goddess was recced to me, and I’ve got a link saved somewhere} and like Hunger Games for published works, MOST of the first person stories I’ve read are gods-awful.  I’m including published works here, not just fan fics.

My conclusion was that, since she and I have read different things/genres, I’ve somehow managed to stumble over more badly handled first person than she has. Particularly in the romance story genre. I think that’s colored .my view of first person in a negative way.

Also, I have to snicker. I’ve read some really cool things in Second person pov, LOL!

This really makes me wonder though, what have I missed reading in first person that makes it so comfortable for others, when I can utterly relate to the graphic up there.  And not even so much with JUST fanfics. I ALMOST put Hunger Games back down when I saw it was first person, but I’d seen the first movie and was intrigued enough by the idea to sigh and give it a shot.  I’m glad too, I really enjoyed the books, but I’ve backbuttoned and put books back on shelves so many times because it’s first person.

So, ok followers. ^_^  Help me out here if you would.  What are some good first person books or fics that I should read?  I like scifi, clearly, and if we’re talking fandoms, TF (g1, idw, movie, or tfa), Riddick stuff, fast & furious, losers, avengers/anything loki, Harry Potter, um…  I don’t, throw things at me, and self-rec too.  I clearly need to expand my horizons when two good authors in as many days are surprised by first person POV dislike.  ^_^

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ladydragon76…you know, upon looking, I’ve never used first person in a fic.  It’s usually too limiting, and I like to have a bit more flexibility.  And, funnily enough, I did write something in second person, but that’s because Echo Bazaar itself is written in second person, so I wanted to echo the game.

I’ve read my share of bad first person as well, but I’ve read even more bad third person (given that third person is more common), so I guess for me…I just read and see if it grabs me.  If I can stand the person’s mental voice, I can keep going, no prob.

As for recs…Jarakrisafis seems to be fond of first person.  Two I’ve bookmarked (both Jazz/Ratchet and awesome):
Echo Sensation 
Conviction

Also, this is cheating, since it’s epistolary fic, but if you know the Alien franchise at all and have not read this, do yourself a favor and reaaaaad it:  Killing Elvis  Creative and hilarious and scary at the end, but it has a good ending, I promise.  :D

white-aster , Jara is wonderful all around!  I’m not sure if I’ve read those two fics though, so thank you, I’ll hit them up here as I nom dinner.  (rare pair for the win too!)  And Ooooo! Aliens! Do love, but actually have never ventured out looking for fic for it.  Thank you tons!

I think you’ve got the right attitude there.  Give it a shot and see regardless of point of view.  And I couldn’t recall any FP from you, but I was assuming based on your Warrior Goddess comment, which, gods, I KNOW I need to go read too, no matter what POV it has. ^_^

Nope, actually, Warrior Goddess is third person right now, though I am thinking of putting in some first person bits as I continue.  After a hundred years or so, Mikaela gets kind of lonely and starts talking to herself/journaling, and I thought that might be a fun way to introduce some of her observations about Cybertronians.  :D

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ladydragon76:

white-aster:

dicksp8jr:

oh this fanfiction has an interesting summary and it’s even complete let’s see wha

I got up”

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…??  I honestly didn’t know that there was this much first-person hate!  I mean, SECOND person yes, oh god, so terrible, much ow, but first?  As long as it’s consistent, it never bothered me.  

Am I missing something?  Is this a thing that I should have a discussion with Mikaela about, before I start writing parts of Warrior Goddess again?

You know, I was JUST talking to a friend about this as we’re co-writing a story, and a solution to one issue we were having was to do it in first person.  I cringed despite HER having an amazing story that I feel is a must-read that IS in first person.  She mentioned how MANY of the books she reads are first person and they’re good, that she’s read plenty of fics that are, and also were really good.

My experience is different. Other than her story and a couple others {pokes you, cuz I know Warrior Goddess was recced to me, and I’ve got a link saved somewhere} and like Hunger Games for published works, MOST of the first person stories I’ve read are gods-awful.  I’m including published works here, not just fan fics.

My conclusion was that, since she and I have read different things/genres, I’ve somehow managed to stumble over more badly handled first person than she has. Particularly in the romance story genre. I think that’s colored .my view of first person in a negative way.

Also, I have to snicker. I’ve read some really cool things in Second person pov, LOL!

This really makes me wonder though, what have I missed reading in first person that makes it so comfortable for others, when I can utterly relate to the graphic up there.  And not even so much with JUST fanfics. I ALMOST put Hunger Games back down when I saw it was first person, but I’d seen the first movie and was intrigued enough by the idea to sigh and give it a shot.  I’m glad too, I really enjoyed the books, but I’ve backbuttoned and put books back on shelves so many times because it’s first person.

So, ok followers. ^_^  Help me out here if you would.  What are some good first person books or fics that I should read?  I like scifi, clearly, and if we’re talking fandoms, TF (g1, idw, movie, or tfa), Riddick stuff, fast & furious, losers, avengers/anything loki, Harry Potter, um…  I don’t, throw things at me, and self-rec too.  I clearly need to expand my horizons when two good authors in as many days are surprised by first person POV dislike.  ^_^

<333

ladydragon76…you know, upon looking, I’ve never used first person in a fic.  It’s usually too limiting, and I like to have a bit more flexibility.  And, funnily enough, I did write something in second person, but that’s because Echo Bazaar itself is written in second person, so I wanted to echo the game.

I’ve read my share of bad first person as well, but I’ve read even more bad third person (given that third person is more common), so I guess for me…I just read and see if it grabs me.  If I can stand the person’s mental voice, I can keep going, no prob.

As for recs…Jarakrisafis seems to be fond of first person.  Two I’ve bookmarked (both Jazz/Ratchet and awesome):
Echo Sensation 
Conviction

Also, this is cheating, since it’s epistolary fic, but if you know the Alien franchise at all and have not read this, do yourself a favor and reaaaaad it:  Killing Elvis  Creative and hilarious and scary at the end, but it has a good ending, I promise.  :D

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dicksp8jr:

oh this fanfiction has an interesting summary and it’s even complete let’s see wha

I got up”

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…??  I honestly didn’t know that there was this much first-person hate!  I mean, SECOND person yes, oh god, so terrible, much ow, but first?  As long as it’s consistent, it never bothered me.  

Am I missing something?  Is this a thing that I should have a discussion with Mikaela about, before I start writing parts of Warrior Goddess again?

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stitcherywitchery:

Drachenkrallen, a free pattern for knit socks from Julia Kupferfeder.  (Available in German and English.)

stitcherywitchery:

Drachenkrallen, a free pattern for knit socks from Julia Kupferfeder.  (Available in German and English.)

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Bat’leth by Kimberly Gintar [ravelry]

[h/t: queerknitter]

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All dust.

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I always wondered.  LIke…Seaspray, what the FUCK were you doing in the Wreckers?  Did they…did they like pick you up somewhere?  Were you the Simon Tam of the crew?  What the hell?

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Why This Bestselling Author Decided To Start Self-Publishing

valnon:

This article is well worth a read if you’re considering going the indie route, or even just curious about how it works. She’s got an advantage in that she’d already had a mainstream publishing career, but the piece also illuminates just how slight that advantage really is these days. And I appreciate the bit about how for other artists, going indie has nowhere near the stigma that indiepub and self-publishing still carries, especially from other writers. (Readers, I find, don’t really give a damn if you’re indie or not. But other writers…. that could be a whole nother article.)

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James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.

From the film’s IndieGo page:

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.

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anneretic:

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Kriakao

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
but I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep,
and miles to go before I sleep.

— Robert Frost

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moredaytodawn:

Hello friends!

So, I recently started using this awesome website called HabitRPG. It builds up habits and to-dos through experience gains and drops. Its like Skyrim, with fewer dragons and more dishes. In the program, you can hatch yourself a pet.

I am a healer with a skeleton wolf. I thought it only fitting to bring him into the world with me.

He likes to howl at the moon and summon other lovely, cuddly, undead minions.

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