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Day 2

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.

Sure!  Why not.

1) My icons are aging, just like their owner. :)  I would love an icon with Miss Fisher looking fabulous, ladies wearing menswear, something in the JediStormPilot line, or people reading.  (I love icons with books in them.)  Freshen it up as it were. 

2) What is the most recent fanfic story under 20K words that you'd recommend? 

3) What is your favorite non-fiction book at the moment?  I enjoyed both Flash Boys and the Big Short last year, so I am looking for something with a solid narrative thread, but I'm thinking about branching out from financial disasters.  Other disasters might be good for me too. :)

Date: 2016-01-03 05:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] komadori
One of my favorite non-fiction books that I read this year was Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory. It's about a woman who works in the funeral industry, and it looks at some of our attitudes about death. Yeah, I'm weird. I'm not sure if that's too out there for you, though. I felt like the book had a lot of humanity. I'll admit that it was a little hard to read at times, but I'm glad that I did.

Date: 2016-01-03 05:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wynnebat
If you decide to wade back into financial disasters, I'm enjoying reading Bernanke's The Courage to Act. Not too dry, very detailed, not too overwrought despite the title, and, well, by Ben Bernanke.

Fandom-wise, have you read bydaybreak's newest Eliot/Parker/Hardison fic? It's lovely <3

Date: 2016-01-03 06:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silsbee
Hi. :)

I don't know how recent you would like the non-fiction recs to be, but these are a few of my all-time favorites:

1. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing (GRIPPING! *g*)

2. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan

3. Alive by Piers Paul Read

Best of luck with your wishes!

Date: 2016-01-03 06:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] akamine_chan
Nothing fancy, just found some screen caps and cropped...

Date: 2016-01-03 08:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] karanguni
2) A twosome from two different fandoms:

Live and learn (or die and teach) (3106 words) by mira_mirth
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hikaru no Go
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Shindou Hikaru, Fujiwara no Sai, Touya Akira, Waya Yoshitaka, Isumi Shinichirou
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Friendship, Podfic Available

An AU in which Sai has a passion for teaching go rather than playing it, Shindou befriends terrifying Koreans, and Touya wonders how this became his life.

Bookmarker's Notes:

Shoves a wonderful amount of character development into a very tight space and succeeds at doing it - one of the best 'what if? scenarios I've read. Hikaru's voice is bang on.

Passenger Side (9943 words) by roachpatrol
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Rape/Non-Con
Relationships: Eridan Ampora/Karkat Vantas
Characters: Eridan Ampora, Karkat Vantas
Additional Tags: Dubious Consent, Drugs, Non-Consensual Drug Use, Drugged Sex, Sex Pollen

You shut off the shower. You’re shaking despite yourself and the silence between you is all ragged. You don’t fuck with your friends, you learned that lesson early and you learned it hard. This is all wrong.

Date: 2016-01-03 09:29 pm (UTC)
lexigent: The word "lexigent" written on a background image of a stack of books (Default)
From: [personal profile] lexigent
2) Not sure you're into the fandom or even familiar with it, but I'm on a bit of a Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell kick and the latest one I read and liked was this one.

Summer in Weymouth (6326 words) by fengirl88
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Colquhoun Grant/Jonathan Strange
Characters: Colquhoun Grant, Jonathan Strange
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Prompt Fill, Young Grant, Young Strange, First Time, Drunkenness, Pre-Series, Friendship

AU in which Grant and Strange meet as young men in Weymouth, ten years before the events of the Peninsular War.

3) Not about disaster but I'm currently enjoying The Invention of Nature, by Andrea Wulf, about Alexander von Humboldt.
Edited Date: 2016-01-03 09:29 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-01-04 12:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scripsi
I'm not a great icon-maker, but I love Miss Fisher. I hope you will like it:

Edited Date: 2016-01-04 12:38 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-01-07 09:11 pm (UTC)
scripsi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] scripsi
I'm glad. :)

Date: 2016-01-07 05:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reeby10
Hello fellow snowflake! I made you some icons of ladies in menswear and people reading. You can see them here :)

Date: 2016-01-08 04:36 am (UTC)
reeby10: (stuff to do)
From: [personal profile] reeby10
I'm so glad you like them! :)


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