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Dragon's Phoenix
01 May 2015 @ 10:55 am

"Stories matter hugely, but in a way that’s too complex and variable for us to predict - and trying to police it is an exercise in futility because there’s no set of criteria we can conceive that will help us draw lines in the right places. There ARE no right places - there are only individual people whose responses cannot be managed in advance, however good our intentions. Especially not if we are concerned – as we absolutely should be – with preserving readers’ access to stories that can help them heal, or find their voices, or bring new insight. There is no way to formulate a set of boundaries that anticipates what a given story will do for a given reader in a given moment. None." - teaser from On the Formative Work of Reading

Dragon's Phoenix
29 April 2015 @ 09:53 am
Willow/Tara pic titled I Am.
Dragon's Phoenix
27 April 2015 @ 03:17 pm

5 questions meme

RULES: 1) Always leave the rules intact for other people to see. 2) Answer the questions you received from the person who tagged you. 3) Write down new questions and tag new people. 4) Message those people, saying that you tagged them. 5) After answering your questions, tell the person who tagged you about it.

I was tagged by restfield over on my Tumblr account. Since I'm new there and have few connections, I'm tagging some people on Live Journal and others on Facebook.

1. If you have to live in a fictional universe of a book\movie\series etc. which one would you choose? At first I thought, none because often in fantasy and science fiction a good part of the conflict comes from a dangerous environment, but then I thought of the future in Woman at the Edge of Time (the book jumps between present and future) and I think that'd be a good universe to live in. Yes, there is a war and I can't say it doesn't impinge on anyone's life because one of the characters goes off to fight and dies, but as a place to grow-up and live it promotes creativity and is quite supportive.

2. Name a book, show or movie you like. If you have to remove one significant (and preferrably non-villain) character from it, which one would you choose? I would totally remove Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He just bugs me.

3. What’s the most exotic thing you’ve ever eaten? I don't consider most of the food I've eaten exotic. I like octopus/squid because it has the suckers on and I think that's fun. Frog legs when I was a teen. Oooh, chocolate covered cicadas. We had a big cicada outbreak here some years ago and one of the guys at work, with friends, harvested cicadas and made a bunch of dishes actually but he brought the ones dunked in chocolate into work for us to try. His office-mate, originally from Nigeria, refused to try them until James egged him on saying, “Come on, man, you've eaten termites.”

4. What’s the last song that you wanted to listen on the repeat mode? Oooh, this one's easy. For the last week or so I've been listening to Leonard Cohen's Live in London album and repeating “Hallelujah” again and again and again.

5. Besides tumblr, are there any websites\social networks you frequent? Live Journal, Facebook, Archive of Our Own, and

Onto my questions for Gabrielle, Red Satin Doll, and Niki:

  1. What's the last creative project you played around with?

  2. What's the best dessert you've ever had? Or what's a great dessert you've had recently?

  3. If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

  4. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

  5. Since it's National Poetry Month, what's your favorite poem?

Dragon's Phoenix
26 April 2015 @ 02:31 pm
For anyone into Cabin Pressure, I was driving along, saw a yellow car and, to my surprise, found myself saying "yellow car." *grin*
Dragon's Phoenix
21 April 2015 @ 03:08 am
just an intro but enough to make me want to read the comics again
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Dragon's Phoenix
20 April 2015 @ 12:38 pm
SunnyD Award Nominee 2010

Shanshu was nominated in the SunnyD Awards in all of these categories: Best Author, Best Post-Series Fic, Best Unfinished Fic, Best Original Character! Wow, many thanks to whomever nominated my story!
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Dragon's Phoenix
15 April 2015 @ 08:21 pm
Has anyone else seen this. A writer, claiming Cabin in the Woods is too similar to his book, is suing Joss Whedon.