Fic: Turning it Around

Apr. 30th, 2017 09:50 pm[personal profile] alisanne
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Title: Turning it Around
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: R
Pairing: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy.
Summary: A weekend away can be difficult to manage.
Word Count: 1190
Genre: Romance, humor, banter, erotica.
Warnings: Silliness, fingering.
A/N: Written for [ profile] enchanted_jae's Monthly Drabble Prompt #134: Turn it Around.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Turning it Around )

Code push imminent!

Apr. 30th, 2017 08:48 pm[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
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We're about to pull the lever on tonight's code push! Many of the changes we are making to the site are under-the-hood improvements, but these are the ones you are more likely to notice:

  • New account setting option for RP accounts, for future feature development.
  • Many more sites upgraded to use HTTPS links instead of relying on our SSL proxy.
  • Moved the Manage Icons page to /manage/icons and modernized the underlying code.
  • Increased the size limit for icon descriptions from 120 to 300 characters.
  • Various requested fixes for the image upload/management pages.
  • Improved processing of emailed entries for changes to entry security.
  • Improved processing of emailed comments for removal of quoted text.
  • Reading page with date filter now has previous / next day links.
  • Banned users hidden by default on the Manage Circle page.
  • Most importer failure messages will now include the name of the journal being imported, for the benefit of users running multiple imports.
  • People who read the RSS/Atom feed of your journal will see correct entry links and embedded content.
  • Whitelist embeds from:,,
  • New <user> tag sites:,,,
  • New "other site" fields on user profiles: Imzy, Instagram

Once the code push starts, you may notice that the site is slow to respond, but it should remain available to use unless something goes badly wrong.

I'll update this post when the code push is finished. Stay tuned!

Update: All done! Let us know if anything seems more wrong than usual!

Drabble: Conversation Time

Apr. 30th, 2017 07:04 pm[personal profile] alisanne
alisanne: (HD bring it)
Title: Conversation Time
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 100 x 2
Characters/pairings: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy.
Challenge: Written for [community profile] dracoharry100/[ profile] dracoharry100's prompt 477: Early.
This is part 59 of my H/D Auror Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
It starts at part one: The Beginning (LJ/IJ/DW).
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Authors Notes: The boys get an unexpected visitor.

Conversation Time )

Fic: Earth Day Orgy

Apr. 30th, 2017 02:15 pm[personal profile] alisanne
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Okay, so as I may have mentioned before, I participated in the Earth Day edition of [community profile] firewhiskeyfic, and it was AWESOME.

First, I had a great time that night drunk chatting with everyone as we created our ~masterpieces.
Then, I got to read my fic when it posted (trust me, I was drunk enough that it was aa much a surprise to me as it was to everyone else), and now, I ended up winning something! *g*

Here's my participation banner.

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And here's my "Best Use of Prompt" banner! *glee*

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Thanks to the fabulously talented [personal profile] sdk for the pressies! <3

In addition, you can check the fic out at the community, HERE, or below.

I'm reposting the story here in my journal uncorrected because, well, I'm pretty sure no amount of corrections will make this story any better. *g*

Brace yourselves.

Title: Earth dy orgie
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
I am of legal drinking age in my region: Hahahah yes
Pairing(s)/Characters/Fandom: Um, a bunch? Luna/Bane, Severus/Hrry, Seveurs/Lucius, ROn/Shielsa (made up character) there may be others who knows
Challenge: Earth Day, Luna Lovegood, The Black Lake, Camping, Centaur.
Summary: I hate these when I sober, so….
Rating/Warnings: Um…R maybe. Whatever the mods decise
Word count: ~744 ish
Author's Notes (if any): Okay, so since I’m not supposed to say who I am I guess I can just say that I was really snoozled by the tim I finisghed this. Yay drunk writing!

Earth dy orgie )


Apr. 30th, 2017 01:09 pm[personal profile] alisanne
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Thank you, darling [personal profile] felixfvlicis!
I got your sweet card, and your note inside made me blush. <3

Thanks so much, lovely. ♥
You are so sweet, I can't even...


Weekly Random Post of Random

Apr. 30th, 2017 08:52 am[personal profile] alisanne
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Have a fabulous week, everyone!
Also, as I'm trying to remind myself daily, LOVE TRUMPS HATE. <3
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Oh man, I had Pokemon Go running while I was down in Indiana, and I scored an Up-Grade from one of the two pokestops between the train station and the Dunes. Apparently the only thing the Up-Grade works on is a Porygon, but I only have one Porygon and I don’t know if I want to evolve it…

DECISIONS. Spark guide my hand. 

(Spark says “You have three Porygon candy. If you’re gonna upgrade it you’re gonna have to walk like a billion miles first. Just FYI.”)

from Tumblr

Drabble: Saving Ilfracombe

Apr. 29th, 2017 03:51 pm[personal profile] alisanne
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Title: Saving Ilfraombe
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape, Rabastan Lestrange, Bellatrix Lestrange.
Word Count: 100 x 6
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [ profile] snape100/[ profile] snape100/[community profile] snape100's prompt # 688: The Snapely Alphabet of Places - Ilfracombe.
This is the follow up to Rewards and Vows (LJ/IJ/DW), and Good Hunting (LJ/IJ/DW), and will make more sense if read after them. It can also be read alone, however.
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Saving Ilfracombe )

Thin Ice

Apr. 29th, 2017 09:10 pm[personal profile] miss_s_b posting in [community profile] doctorwho
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What did we reckon? Spoiler: I loved it so much I haven't done my usual instant reaction post because I want to write something longer.

Poll #18292 Thin Ice
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 33

Thin Ice

32 (97.0%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

other, please specify
1 (3.0%)


32 (100.0%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

other, please specify
0 (0.0%)

Obvious Politics in Who

29 (90.6%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

other, please specify
3 (9.4%)

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A couple of reminders for you lovelies!

1) The [community profile] firewhiskeyfic Earth Day fest/competition/thingy is going on now. So, if you want a giggle, check out the entries (a lot of them are quite short) and vote in the poll if so moved. Also, if you participated you have to vote to win. What's to win? Well, bragging rights, for one. Also, an awesome banner by the fabulously talented [personal profile] sdk! So, go vote HERE.

2) [ profile] hp_darkarts's 2017 Horror Fest is now posting. There's been fabulous art and some awesomely creepy fic posted already, so if you're into that sort of thing, go check it out. And yes, I'm actually participating this year. Eep! Cookies to anyone who can spot my entry. ;)

3) On a lighter note, [ profile] teacup_society is having its monthly tea party this weekend HERE. Come by to check out recipes and pretty pictures of teacups and dishes if so inclined.

4) [ profile] hp_may_madness/[ profile] hp_may_madness/[community profile] hp_may_madness will be starting up on MONDAY! Whee! In a bit I'll be putting up my annual 'give me your pairing suggestions' post. I hope I can manage to write for every daily prompt again this year. *fingers crossed*

5) [community profile] snape_potter's annual Snarry A Thon (one of my favorite fests) starts Monday as well. Get ready for your daily dose of delicious Snarry. :) And, speaking of, I should return to my overdue fic. :/

Happy Saturday, dears! ♥

*returns to the Snarry slash mines*
alisanne: (Snarry hug)
Title: A Glass of Wine, and Thou
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: R
Pairing: Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: (730) 365 x 2
Genre: Humor, romance.
Warnings: None.
A/N: Written for [ profile] hogwarts365/[community profile] hogwarts365's prompt# 189: “His headache was still sitting over his right eye as if it had been nailed there.” ― Ian Fleming, Moonraker”, Adherence, Little Red Books
Title inspired by this poem.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

A Glass of Wine, and Thou )
ravenna_c_tan: (slytherclaw)

Did you all see that the winners of the NLA Writing Awards were released? These annual awards celebrate the best in BDSM-positive writing and publishing, in both fiction and nonfiction categories. As a member of the awards committee I’ve been involved with these awards for several years and this year had a bumper crop of books!

To quote from the press release that came from NLA: International:

National Leather Association: International, a leading organization for activists in the pansexual SM/leather community, announced the winners for excellence in literary works in SM/leather/fetish writing published in 2016. The judges received a great number of nominations this year and judging in most categories was quite difficult with such exemplary pieces of writing.

Winner of the Geoff Mains Non-Fiction Book Award is Peter Tupper and David Stein (ed.) for Our Lives, Our History (Perfectbound Press). Honorable mention in this category goes to David Wade for “Vanilla Breaks” (Xcite Books), Richard Levine for “Jolted Awake” (Alfred Press in cooperation with Lulu Enterprises, Inc.) and to Slavemaster and slave 7 “Beyond Obedience” (Createspace).

In the John Preston Short Fiction category, the winner is D.L. King for “Cupcakes and Steel” from the anthology For The Men and The Women Who Love Them (ed.) Rose Caraway (Stupid Fish Productions). Honorable mention for short story goes to Caraway Carter for “7 With 1 Blow” (Beaten Track Publishing) and Ferrett Steinmetz for “Rooms Formed Of Neurons and Sex” which appears in Uncanny Magazine.

The winner of the Pauline Reage Novel category winner is Angela Hamm for The Gambler’s Lady (Blushing Books). Honorable mention in this category goes to Amelia C. Gromley for Risk Aware (Riptide Publishing), Scott Alexander Hess for Skyscraper (Unzipped Books, an imprint of Lethe Press) and Jade A. Waters for The Assignment (Carina Press)

The winner of the Cynthia Slater Non-fiction Article Award is Erica Mena for “(K)ink #5 – Writing While Deviant” which appeared on January 26, 2016 on Honorable Mention in this category goes to Jack Fritscher for “He Was A Sexual Outlaw: My Love Affair With Robert Mapplethorpe” which appeared March 9, 2016 in The Guardian.

There is no winner of the Samois Anthology Award as there were no submissions this year.

Congratulations to all the winners! Writers, publishers, the NLA starts taking nominations for judging in September and the deadline is typically December 31st annually for books published in the calendar year. Contact for more details.

Mirrored from

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I won't be very visible online for several days, and maybe as much as 2 weeks.

Last night, not having much to do, I decided it was time to upgrade the laptop to Sierra. I closed everything else down, and clicked the 'install' link. It ran through the expected sequence, and then presented me with a cover screen with two fields for name and password. Um. I usually find the name field is already filled in, so I don't need to remember it. So I wasn't sure. I tried all the permutations I could think of, and I *was* sure of the password, but it just wobbled the password field at me and did nothing. I wibbled, and called Gwen. She took me through a couple of things which didn't actually end up working, so eventually, I took it round to her.

Where she tried things, none of which worked, so I came home - after all the tubes had finished running, so I ended up taking 4 buses, and got home at 1.45 am. Needless to say, after that I slept like a log for all of 2 hours, then couldn't drop off again properly. But I did manage to remember my correct user name! I got up early, and tried it ... and that didn't work either. So I loaded it (and my knitting) into the bigger backpack, and trundled myself down to the Apple store on Regent Street, got an appointment with the genius bar for 10.30, went for a coffee while I waited. Dave from the genius bar chided me for not doing a backup (which I hadn't done because I couldn't afford the external hard drive to do it on), but ran it through most of the same routines again, and finally came to the conclusion that somehow the upgrade had lost all knowledge of any users on the machine.

Finally he plugged it into their server and booted it in a 'triage' mode, from which we could ascertain that (PHEW) all my data was at least still present. So now I *do* have to go and buy an external drive from somewhere, make another appointment with them to copy everything over out of the triage mode, then they wipe the laptop and do a clean reinstall, and then - theoretically! - I will be able to copy all the data back to it.

And also apparently the screen is losing some of its coating, which can be replaced, free. But it takes about 10-14 days.

So. No laptop till I can source a new external drive, get to the genius bar, arrange the data transfer (which could take most of a day), do the new install and transfer the data back, and then 2 weeks for the screen fix.

THIS TABLET HAD BETTER BLOODY WELL NOT FALL APART ON ME! is all I can say. But I won't be doing much DW/LJ, because it's rather more awkward on the tablet. Or Facebook, either, because I had to uninstall the FB app a week ago as it was crashing and hogging memory, so I have to use it in a browser, which on the tablet is ... well. Hey, though, Twitter is fine! Email is OK, is clunky. Messenger works. Eh, I suppose I'll live. I could even boot the PC and sit around for ages while windoze updates. (Also, excuse any odd typos. This new tablet is prone to autocorrecting the strangest things.)


Fic: Spring in London

Apr. 27th, 2017 09:13 pm[personal profile] alisanne
alisanne: (HD bring it)
Title: Spring in London
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy.
Summary: It's spring in London and all is well.
Word Count: ~1300
Genre: Pre-slash.
Warnings: Banter, bad flirting.
A/N: Written for [ profile] slythindor100's April prompt# 205: April showers/rain, for [ profile] hd_fluff April prompt # 134: Picture of rain, and for [ profile] hp_coffeehouse prompt # 1: Dark Roast.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Spring in London )
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You guys, this round of [community profile] firewhiskeyfic voting is currently going on HERE.
This time I managed to get very drunk and I sent in a fic I can barely remember. *g*

If you want to laugh, you really need to go check out the entries this time. They are pretty hysterical. :)
And, while you're there, please vote! Cookies if you do. <3

books for your ears

Apr. 27th, 2017 03:16 pm[personal profile] isis
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I would have included this in yesterday's reading post had the email announcement arrived yesterday rather than today, but. The 2017 SYNC summer has begun! For those of you unfamiliar with this, it's a free summer YA/teen audiobook program from AudioFile Magazine; two free audiobooks, one new and one older, are put up for download every week for 16 weeks. You need the (free) Overdrive app to download, and there's a link on the SYNC page if you don't have it (it's commonly used by libraries for their audiobook downloads, so you might have it already). There's no DRM on the files, so there's no expiration - they're just mp3 files.

I don't download every week's selections, but over the past several years I've listened to quite a few. (In fact, this is how I first read The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.) This week's selections, available until 5/4, are The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, about which I only know what Goodreads says, that it's a psychological thriller told in epistolary format, and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, which is a novella I've read before but may download anyway for the audio experience.

You can sign up for the mailing list that sends alerts about the books at, and I think when you download it might put you on the list automatically (though you can easily unsubscribe).
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We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 8pm PDT / 11pm EDT / 3am UTC on Sunday, Apr 30 (or May 1 for you transatlantic types.).

I don't have a list of changes for you yet, but most will fall into the following categories: things users have complained about to support volunteers, things support volunteers have complained about to developers, things [staff profile] denise has complained about not working the way she expects them to (and as we all know, The Boss is Always Right), and things that were printing warnings over and over in the production server logs, making it hard to spot when less frequent, more urgent errors were being printed. Oh, and also all the unused code I ripped out at the roots, which if you notice that, I did it wrong.

To sum up: we are rolling out a bunch of requested changes, so thank you all for your feedback!

If you're new to Dreamwidth and interested in tracking our development process, our commit logs are published to [site community profile] changelog and [community profile] changelog_digest, and every month or so, one of our volunteers will translate those often-cryptic entries into witty, informative code tours! The most recent one was published on April 1, so we're about due for a new one. Hint, hint.

We'll update here again to let you know when the code push is imminent!

Calufrax is looking for fic reccers!

Apr. 26th, 2017 05:29 pm[personal profile] nonelvis posting in [community profile] doctorwho
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[community profile] calufrax, the fic recommendations community for stories hosted on A Teaspoon And An Open Mind, is looking for reccers. All fans of fic for Doctor Who and its related media are welcome no matter whether you've recced with us before or have never even heard of us!

If you're interested, please sign up – and definitely take a look at our updated rules in the rules and sign-up post, because you can now rec some previously recced fics! Teaspoon has been around long enough that there are gems on the site newer fans may never have seen, so now is your chance to share your favorite stories.

Questions? Drop me a line here or in the sign-up post.


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