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Authors' Note: This review was written before either of us had watched of the second season. It is chock-full of major spoilers for S1, so proceed with caution!

Spoiler alert: we love, love, love this show. )

Marcus Wicker, Silencer, 2017

Oct. 12th, 2017 09:38 am
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I read this on the recommendation of the great Roxane Gay. Like everything she recommends, it's excellent.

grant me a few free hours each day. Grant me a Moleskine pad & a ballpoint pen with some mass. Grant me your gift of this voice. Pages & pages of this voice, in a good book from a loving press. & grant me a great love, too. Grant a way to provide for my love. Like, a tenure-track job at a small college in the Midwest.

Wicker draws the reader in with this likable, conversational-confessional frankness. His project isn't to emphasize our shared experience, though. It's to draw attention to the cracks.

The danger in consuming the Grey Poupon is believing that you, too, can be a first-generation member of the elite, turning your nose up at soul music, simple joy, fried foods, casual Fridays—essentially everything I’m made of.

Under late capitalism, we are all subject to precarity, but no one more so than a black man in a police state. Wicker challenges us not to look away.

What’s the use in playing it like everything’s going to be OK for me in the event of mortal catastrophe

Grant this guy tenure, and bulletproof skin.

Fanwork Recs — October 12th, 2017

Oct. 12th, 2017 04:13 pm
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Fanwork is awesome and sharing fanwork is even more awesome. Join us as we keymash and squee over our favorite fanwork, from fic (both written and podfic) to art to vids and meta and back again.

If you find something you love, we encourage you to comment/favorite and let the creator know you enjoyed their work. :D o/

Recommendations included:
  • DRAMAtical Murder — art (1)

  • Hawkeye — vid (1)

  • Hidden Figures — vid (3)

  • Pride & Prejudice — vid (1)

  • Rogue One — fic (1)

  • Sense & Sensibility — vid (1)

  • Star Trek: Discovery — art (1)

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What fanwork have you loved recently?
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Adventures Elsewhere collects our reviews, guest posts, articles, and other content we've spread across the Internet recently! See what we've been up in our other projects. :D

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I wanted to get some prompts done from my Mag7 bingo card....

Author: Tarlan ([personal profile] tarlanx)
Fandom: The Magnificent Seven (TV)

Title: Lies and Half Truths
Pairing/Characters: Josiah
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Josiah: Lies

There are lies and there are half-truths. As a preacher Josiah has heard them all but as he hears each confession he knows he must show compassion and give each sinner a chance to make amends and start their lives anew. He listens and tries not to judge, but he freely admits he is only human after all. He tries to direct, to lecture, or simply to offer a word of warning or advice. Josiah knows he cannot change anyone unless they are willing but he hopes his words reach them, if only to save their immortal souls from damnation.


Title: Swords and Guns
Pairing/Characters: Buck and Nathan
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Guns

Nathan had been a slave, and no slave could carry a gun. When his master needed a fencing partner Nathan learned fast. Steel became his weapon of choice, and he practiced daily with knives and swords until he was as fast and accurate as any gunslinger. Buck only knew guns. He wasn't as fast as Chris or as accurate as Vin but he could hold his own in a fight. Teaching a beginner to fence would be hard especially with only days to learn what Nathan had spent years learning. To save his friend, he knew he had to try.


Title: Sibling Smiles
Pairing/Characters: JD and Buck
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Secret siblings

Buck always wondered why he and JD had got on so well, right from the very beginning, looking upon the younger man like a little brother. It was a shock when they were sitting round a campfire one night and JD started to talk of his errant father. Buck had know of that man from his mother, before he found gold and took his riches back East. Buck knew he favored his mother in looks and on the following day he studied JD, seeing the similarities between them that might come from a shared father. They had the same smile.


Title: Go West, Young Man
Pairing/Characters: JD
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Getting lost in a book

JD's love of books had come from his mother. He had spent many a glorious hour lost within the pages of a dime store novel, reading of heroic deeds out West, of gunslingers, Indians, and cowboys. When his mother died leaving him penniless and alone JD knew he could either work in a factory or follow his dream and head West. The stagecoach fare cost him what little money his mother had left for him but as he stepped off in a rough frontier town he knew he'd made the right choice, beginning a whole new chapter of his life.


Title: Shame
Pairing/Characters: Josiah
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Confusion

The whiskey fogged his mind, numbing his thoughts and senses yet he could never escape the harshness of his youth and the pain of his sister, Hannah. The memories tore through him, dragging up the dirt of the past and leaving him raging and belligerent towards an uncaring father. When he awoke the following day the fog rarely cleared, leaving him confused yet ashamed of bad deeds and words hurled while in Pan's embrace. Each morning he swore he would not touch another drink, putting the past behind him so he could begin his life afresh. Every night he failed.


Hallowe'en Prompt Challenge 2017!

Oct. 6th, 2017 04:07 pm
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So this year's Hallowe'en Challenge starts off with Hurricane Nate - yes, I'm bringing you this annual prompt fest from the Gulf Coast, also known locally as 'the Wet Coast', for reasons which shall be named Irma, Harvey, Nate, Jose, Katrina, Rita... you get the idea.  Fortunately, I expect Nate to rush by so fast we don't get the absolute DROWNING that Harvey gave Houston, but I'm definitely waiting until AFTER this weekend to get out the decorations....

So, let's hand out the raincoats, and copy The Rules )

Second, the list that's been rolled over from previous challenges:

Prompts from the original 2013 post! )

Prompts from the 2014 post )

From the 2015 Post )
And from the 2016 post )

Go forth and prompt! And write scary stories! And have a

Sidetracks - October 5, 2017

Oct. 5th, 2017 01:30 pm
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Sidetracks is a collaborative project featuring various essays, videos, reviews, or other Internet content that we want to share with each other. All past and current links for the Sidetracks project can be found in our Sidetracks tag. For more links and commentary you can follow us on Twitter, Tumblr. You can also support us on Patreon.

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Happy October, Mag7 Fandom!

Oct. 4th, 2017 07:51 pm
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*Looks up from puttering in the garden*  Well hello there! I see the Boo-Garden has started to bloom... )
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Ah,Battle At the Binary Stars - the episode that was perfect until it was abruptly awful. Hold onto your helmets - watching Episode Two of Star Trek: Discovery may cause emotional whiplash.

Huge Spoilers )
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Confession - I love the supernatural & the spooky season but I'm not a huge horror fan. I want all the gothic vampires, and their centuries long feuds, but I struggle with stories about supernatural entities that can't be reasoned, or bargained, with. As a consequence, finding a ghost story I can get into is rare.

For anyone else who wants a good ghost story but isn't sure they want a scare this Halloween, let me recommend "Taiya", a short story by Vanessa Fogg. It's the delicate, and haunting, story of a young woman's encounter with a taiya; a ghost which appears in an unspecified 'Old World capital'.

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