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Yesterday, the bill arrived for Comcast. We expected this month’s bill to still reflect things from before we cut out watching cable due to whatever reason, but no. It’s better than that. This month, we seem to owe nothing, and we have been credited $65. So…next month the bill should be $5 once that's subtracted, until this returns to the expected $70 in November, I suspect.

Odd, but nice for once.

Meanwhile, as I hunt for a new computer, I realized that just in case of any emergency that requires me to go—either due to being forced to travel out of state again, or not—it might be best to search for laptops. So I’ve been looking at the HP* Pavilion 17 inch sort, since that’s held up well for Dad. He hasn’t had any problems with his, since he got it in 2013.

And since I prefer Windows 7, I purchased an OEM for Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, which should arrive sometime next week. I’ll use it once I have an appropriate laptop actually in my possession. I have also done in depth research of the Intel CPU, which one would allow an installation of 7 over 10, and which ones wouldn’t. I think I’ve figured that one out. I have far too many links gathered for all the steps to everything, so that’s what I’ve been doing this week! I also gathered all relating links to drivers that still support Windows 7 in either the CPU of Intel or AMD.

I also asked questions at Reddit, Seven Forums, Tom’s Hardware Forum, and Bleeping Computers so that I would have everything straight. As a side note, from one of those I gained the alternative of the Acer Aspire desktop, should other ideas not work. So that’s why I’ve been a bit quiet—research!

And on a non computer note, The Collinsport Historical Society has their round-up of everywhere that Dark Shadows can be found this Halloween season. If only I had Decades and TCM, I would be so happy on October 28th.

*We have a local place that works on all things HP, so if anything happens, straight to the manufacturer it can go.

Sign Ups are Open!

Sep. 23rd, 2017 09:40 am
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It's not Sunday, the 24nd in my neck of the woods yet, but it's the 24nd in some places, so: let's get to it, shall we?

SIGN UP HERE



Things to keep in mind:
- Please, please, please: include any squicks and DNWs in the optional details box of your sign up as well as any prompts you might have. If you've written a letter that includes this, feel free to link it, but at the very least include your DNWs in the optional details box.
- You must make at least 3 separate requests and 4 separate offers. You may make a total of 20 offers and 20 requests.
- If the tag you want to select doesn't show in the drop down box on the sign-up form, please go to the tagset, find it, and copy/paste it in. This is a known bug for AO3 and it's an unfortunate and annoying one.
- Be mindful of which additional tags you are selecting. Only choose the ones you would like to receive a gift for or can create for.
- You are signing up to create a written work that is at least 1000 words in length, a piece of finished art that is at least 500,000 total pixels in size or a vid that is at least 1:30 in length that matches with at least one of the ships your recip requested. It does not have to be the one you matched them on.
- You may edit your sign up until sign ups close next Sunday, October 1st at 5PM PST barring any emergencies.

If you still have questions or you'd like to read a more in-depth discussion of the above, please see this link (disregard the dates, as they apply to last year's exchange): http://swrarepairs.dreamwidth.org/3800.html#cutid1

Pinch Hit #13

Sep. 23rd, 2017 12:54 pm
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 We have a new pinch hit available! Claim by commenting at the Google Group or emailing femslashexmod@gmail.com (don't forget to include your AO3 username)

Pinch Hit #13
Fandoms: Wayfarers Series - Becky Chambers, Doctor Who, Finishing School - Gail Carriger, Parasol Protectorate - Gail Carriger
Medium/s: Fanfic
Claimed!

Aaaaaand nominations are closed!

Sep. 22nd, 2017 06:01 pm
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Thank you to everyone who made this year even bigger and better than last year. To see the tagset in all its glory, go here. I'll be spending this evening and the rest of this weekend making sure everything is good. If you notice anything amiss, please feel free to let me know in a comment here, a private DW PM to spookykingdomstarlight, or via the swrarepairs tumblr.

Nominations Close at 6PM PST

Sep. 22nd, 2017 04:35 pm
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Get your last minute nominations in now! Find the tagset here and the spreadsheet here.

Here’s a countdown for you!

Happy nominating! And then we’ll see you on Sunday for sign-ups!

Pinch Hit #12

Sep. 21st, 2017 08:28 pm
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 You can claim this pinch hit by commenting at the Google Group or e-mailing the mods at femslashexmod@gmail.com. Don't forget to include your AO3 username!

Pinch Hit #12
Fandoms: Degrassi: Next Class, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, GLOW, The Good Place, Big Love
Medium/s: Fanart, fanfic
Claimed!
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If you’ve still got ships you’d like to get into the tagset, now is the time because nominations close on Friday evening PST sometime after 5PM.  If you’d like to see what’s already been nominated, there’s a spreadsheet here. And if you’d like to nominate some ships yourself, please go here.

Additionally, there’s a Discord server for the exchange and for general Star Wars rare pairs chatter. Check it out here.

Pinch Hit #11

Sep. 21st, 2017 05:10 pm
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 You can claim this pinch hit by commenting at the Google Group, or by emailing femslashexmod@gmail.com. Don't forget to include your AO3 username!

Pinch Hit #11
Fandoms: Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse, Doctor Who, Political RPF - US 21st cent., Crossovers
Medium/s: Fanfic (plus fanart for Crossovers)
Claimed!

Signups for round sixteen

Sep. 20th, 2017 06:05 pm
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Signups are open until Saturday, September 30th, at 11.59am UTC.

The deadline for your completed fic/art is Tuesday, November 14th.


Signups close: September 30th, 11.59am UTC
Assignments go out: October 3rd (at the latest)
Obligatory check-in post: November 3rd
Deadline: November 14th, 11.59pm UTC
Reveals: November 21st, 11.59pm UTC

Please either join and watch this community or follow gotexchange.tumblr.com so you don't miss any updates, reminders, the check-in post etc.

Sign up with an email address you check regularly.

READ the rules in the FAQ post before signing up.

Bashing of other participants' requests/offers, personal attacks and any kind of kinkshaming will result in an immediate ban from this exchange.


Attention: You need an AO3 account to participate in this exchange!



Sign up here )

Beta readers for round sixteen

Sep. 20th, 2017 06:48 pm
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If you're willing to beta read for other writers, please fill in this form. And if you need a beta reader, don't be shy about contacting people from this list. They signed up because they want to help.

Beta sign-up:


Your name?
How can you be contacted?
What kinds of feedback can you give or not give? (spelling, grammar, style, characterisation etc.)
What kinds of fic (genres, characters, pairings) do you refuse to beta read?
Anything else?

Pinch Hit #10

Sep. 19th, 2017 07:24 pm
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 To claim, comment on the Google Group or e-mail femslashexmod@gmail.com

Pinch Hit #10
Fandoms: Overwatch, The Bold Type, RWBY, Game Of Thrones, Black Sails, DCU (Comics)
Medium/s: Fanfic
Claimed!

They All Went Through

Sep. 19th, 2017 06:35 am
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The rest of the nominations have been approved for Yuletide.

✔ Count Dracula (1977)
Characters
✔ Renfield (Count Dracula 1977)
✔ Jonathan Harker (Count Dracula 1977)
✔ Dracula (Count Dracula 1977)
✔ Mina Westenra Harker (Count Dracula 1977)

✔ Dracula (TV 1968)
Characters
✔ Jonathan Harker (Dracula TV 1968)
✔ Mina Harker (Dracula TV 1968)
✔ John Seward (Dracula TV 1968)
✔ Lucy Weston (Dracula TV 1968)

One Fandom So Far, Two To Go

Sep. 18th, 2017 10:11 am
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My nomination list for Yuletide has partially been reviewed. So as of right now, I can confirm this one. I'll let people know when the others make it through.

✔ Dracula - Bram Stoker
Characters
✔ Golden Krone Innkeeper's Wife (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
✔ Jonathan Harker (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
✔ John Seward (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
✔ Dracula (Dracula - Bram Stoker)

FAQ 2.0

Sep. 18th, 2017 04:14 pm
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Last update: September 20th, 2017

FAQ 2.0 )

Nomination Update and Note

Sep. 17th, 2017 05:32 pm
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We've already reached an incredible milestone of 500 nominated ships and there's still almost the whole week left. I am stunned and amazed with the enthusiasm. Please keep it coming. You can find the tagset here and the organized nomination list here.

Just a note: Jessika Pava/Rey was nominated. At this time, it sits at 239 works on AO3 that are over 1000 words, completed, and in English. Therefore, it's being allowed in. So if you're wondering why a ship that might end up over the rarity requirement, that's why.

Thanks so much, everyone! And please continue nominating! Then sign-ups will begin on September 24.

Pinch Hits #7-9

Sep. 17th, 2017 08:03 pm
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 We have 3 new pinch hits available. To claim, e-mail the mods at femslashexmod@gmail.com, or comment on the Google Group

Pinch Hit #7
Fandoms: Dishonored, Imperial Radch series - Ann Leckie, Original Work, Mass Effect
Medium/s: Fanfic
Claimed!
Pinch Hit #8
Fandoms: Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Affinity - Sarah Waters, Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
Medium/s: Fanfic
Claimed!

Pinch Hit #9
Fandoms: Undertale, Revolutionary Girl Utena, The Adventure Zone, Gatchamon Crowds, Homestuck
Medium/s: Fanfic, fanart
Claimed!
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