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The idea here is to organize a gift exchange designed for Marvel and its many branched runs, authors, related and unrelated fandoms. The idea is to include the X-Men side and the Avengers side and every other side that non-Marvel fans don't realize is Marvel. The idea is to include any timeline you want, any world you want, any character you want, so long as it's Marvel.
NOW OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS
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- Nominations: Sunday, September 24 - Saturday, October 14
- Sign Ups: Tuesday, October 17 - Sunday, October 29
- Assignments Out: Monday, November 6
- Works Due: Saturday, December 9
- Works Revealed: Sunday, December 17
- Authors Revealed: Sunday, December 24
Here's a round-up of all entries submitted for the Drawing Challenge #8 - Non-Dominant Hand:
- A Strange Planet by sexycazzy - Stargate series, G
- Captain America by amberdreams - MCU, Steve Rogers, G
- Possum by mific - Original art, G
- Fungi Study by syntheid - Original art, G
- Passion Fruit by mekare - Original art, G
- Roses are Red... by sexycazzy - Original art, G
- Bill Potts by ruuger - Doctor Who, Bill Potts, G
- Flora Friends by goss - MCU/DCU, Poison Ivy and Baby Groot, PG
- Sleeping Baby by yue_ix - Original art, G
- Garden sinister, and Golden sinister by lynndyre - Tolkien, First Age Elf, G
( Previous Challenges )
A very warm welcome to all our newest participants, and special thanks to our regularly posting members for your continued support! :)
( See works in Chess - Rice/Ulvaeus/Andersson, The Bourne Supremacy (2004), #FindTheGirlsOnTheNegatives - Anonymous, Fate/Zero, Fate/stay night & Related Fandoms, Zootopia (2016), and Constantine (2005) )
( Challenge information )
Fics written for the purpose of re-qualifying for Yuletide must be posted before signing up to Yuletide 2017 (ie, before October 9 and ideally before October 1). You have two weeks! They must also be over 1,000 words and written to a previous Yuletide prompt. The fandom in which they are written must still be small enough to qualify for Yuletide (in brief: there are fewer than 1,000 fics each (that are over 1,000 words, in English, and complete) when adding the total fics on AO3 and ff.net).
Recent posts of interest:
Praise Your Fandoms post on LJ | on DW
Misses Clause Challenge on LJ | on DW
Writing Meetups Post on DW
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov
Characters: Katsuki Yuuri, Okukawa Minako, Lilia Baranovskaya, Yuri Plisetsky, Victor Nikiforov
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Artists, Pygmalion, Love Triangles
Yuuri has made the most perfect work of art -- as a statue, Victor is beautiful, exquisite -- a masterpiece. But a part of Yuuri longs to touch Victor and find living flesh instead of cold marble. He's about to get his wish -- but will he be ready for it?
(Yes, it's a Victuuri Pygmalion AU.)
And I should mention somewhere, by Pygmalion I *do* mean hot statues coming to life, not George Bernard Shaw/My Fair Lady/Eliza Doolittle was too damn good for Henry Higgins FIGHT ME etc.
— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.
Standard Sunday question: What are your projects for this week, if any?
Heat up one large pot of water -- or in my case, the enameled dutch oven I bought from the thrift store last month, which is big and as yellow as an egg yolk. Salt generously. Bring to a boil. Add eggplant and garlic. Cover and bring down to a simmer. Eggplant will be cooked in about ten minutes, depending on how cooperative your stove is (mine is an electric and does what it wants.)
Meanwhile, prepare the vinaigrette: three parts extra virgin olive oil, one part apple cider. Add a dollop of Dijon mustard (from the largest and cheapest bottle you could find at the store) and a teaspoon of honey. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour into a bottle with a sure lid and close. Shake furiously until emulsified & emotionally satisfied.
On a slightly cracked wooden chopping board cut up one small onion and as many Thai chilies as you can handle (from five to zero) and mince finely. Salt and pepper. Mix in vinaigrette.
Remember the eggplant, it's probably overcooked but what the hell. This is a old fashioned recipe and people in the past didn't care about overcooking their vegetables (irresponsible generalization). Drain the water and put the eggplant into a colander. Get rid of as much excess water as you can, though you won't be able to get rid of it all. Add to the onion-chili-vinaigrette mix. Squish. Mix. Consider using the food processor to make a more uniform blend but really, why bother? This isn't baba ganoush, after all.
Serve with rice and dal or something similarly bland. It packs quite a zing.
Bhortas are culturally and culinarily significant for Bengalis -- it's something that everyone's had and will have again. The word itself only means a mash -- anything could be a bhorta, but the most common are potatoes, tomatoes and the like. Often, people cook the vegetable over a flame (or over a gas range) for a nice char.
Traditionally, begun bhorta is made with mustard oil, but you can't buy a bottle of mustard oil in America that isn't sternly labeled 'For external use only' -- you feel like you're breaking the law if you're doing anything else (although now I'm suddenly wondering if anyone's ever used mustard oil as lube -- talk about a tingling sensation) so a robust olive oil will have to do. And some mustard too, to keep some of the mustard flavor.
Eggplants are wonderful things. I'm sorry I forgot this one and I'm glad it forgave me and allowed me to have a wonderful dinner anyway.
I'm now in the process of catching up with everything that I missed in the last two weeks. Normal trailer service will resume in a couple of days.
A travelogue will follow once I make it through the far too many pictures that I took. That may take a while.