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Fic and meta with links and mini-summaries here. Comment on this entry if you want to be friends too- I f-lock more personal entries.

Feel free to translate, podfic and/or create fanart, fic or fanmixes based on my fics. Please just let me know, and link back to mine!

Similarly, all icons I create can be used as bases and re-transformed if you give me credit (and comment, so I don't call you out!) If you want to use my GIFs in your meta post, just credit.

Please do not re-upload (repost) my icons or GIFs into one of your tumblr sets. (It's also against tumblr's TOS.)

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"We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to." W. Somerset Maugham


Title: Halo (A Third Path)
Fandom: Star Wars Prequel Trilogy
Characters: Anakin Skywalker/Padmé Amidala, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Captain Typho, Sheev Palpatine|Darth Sidious
Warnings/Rating: none, T
Word Count: 7200 or so
Summary: What if the relationship dynamics of their marriage remained the same as at the end of AotC? (every rule I had you breakin’/it’s the risk that I’m taking/I ain’t ever gonna shut you out)

Fic is posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/91745.html
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Collapse )Short reactions to media consumed this past week-ish:

 Passengers (Rape Culture Redemption Story In Space. I am seriously contemplating writing a fix-it because WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK WAS THAT ENDING) 
The Originals 4x01 (Meh. My faves weren't in it. I got totally emo over Hope wearing Davina's bracelet though) 
Grey's (Yay Japril is back together-ish!)
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This is what it takes to make a GIF

So I just had a conversation with a new-to-tumblr person who reposted a bunch of my GIFs. And they were absolutely baffled as to why I was contacting them because they "just found them on Google Search" and had noooo clue that they weren't supposed to re-upload them. :/ 

Making GIFs takes work. It usually takes me an afternoon or morning to make one set, i.e. several hours.

Here's what goes into making a single GIF:

1. Download file off Youtube or rip it from DVD etc. The higher the quality, the better your GIF will look.

2. Cap relevant scene. I usually watch it a bunch of times so I can remember exactly what they're saying and then get around 30-60 caps of the relevant part. You don't want to cap every frame because then your GIF file size will be massive and you'll only get them saying like, two words. So you skip-skip-cap, skip-skip-cap, until you get what you need.

3. Make and name a folder so you can find the caps easily. Place caps in it.

4. Boot up Photoshop. Make a Frame Animation from your folder.

5. Reverse order of frames. Choose the fraction of seconds you want each frame to play. Set replay to forever.

6. Cut your GIF down to size. (optional) I usually make square GIFs now because a) you can cut out background stuff you don't need b) most icons are square c) people steal them less.

7. Sharpen each frame one by one. Do this by matching the frame selected with the original image down the side, then clicking Ctrl-F. THIS IS THE PART I HATE THE MOST. But otherwise your GIF looks fuzzy instead of sharp and crisp.

8. Color your GIF. Highly recommended because most shows shoot everything fairly dark. I usually color each GIF one by one by adjusting Curves, Vibrance and Brightness, although some people just slap a PSD on. Make sure your changes affect the layers you want.

9. Add text (optional). This can be finicky, frame by frame work if you want text to appear only part-way through a GIF instead of through the whole thing.

10. Add other effects. (Fading, Merging two sets of frames, etc.)

11. Save it. Adjust number of colors and image quality to make sure filesize of each GIF is less than 2999kb. (It used to be 1999kb until very recently.)

Rinse and repeat for each part of your set, then

12. Upload to tumblr, adjusting the positions of each GIF in the set and adding a caption and tags.

I hope that makes it a little clearer. I think plagiarism of written work is understood to be clearly wrong because people understand (and even revere) the process of writing more than art or graphics. We study how to make references to source materials when we write papers or essays. But if you wouldn't copy/paste somebody's fic and pass it off as your own, PLEASE DON'T REPOST OTHER PEOPLE'S GIFs OR ARTWORK. It takes less than a second to attribute a source with a link or to reblog the original.

ETA: It's VERY EASY to find the original source of any image, because Google is awesome and powerful. I usually credit in a blog post like this:
Also, please don't reblog sets that proudly proclaim "GIFs not mine!", the same way you would avoid copy/pasting anything verbatim with a disclaimer like, "Reprinted whole sections of this without permission or references! :DDDD"


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The Originals sneak peeks!

Well, obviously my faves are either dead or asleep but if I know myself at all, I'm pretty sure The Originals is going to capture my fannish heart again once it comes back on tomorrow. So I'm going to try to focus on getting Halo out today because otherwise who knows when I'll update. (If ever.) Sorry Grey's- going to watch you later too, although this Japril publicity does have me intrigued. 

Anyway, here are Marcel-centric and Vincent-centric sneak peeks for TO!

One thing that has me ??? is Josh supporting Vincent instead of Marcel in the second!? What is going on with the power dynamics in NO? Also I can't wait to meet Hope, the character, not the object that must be projected onto/protected. :D

Still 5 clues left unsolved in the puzzle meme! Anybody? There are more clues in the comments for #3 in the LJ entry, if you're stumped. 

Also, went to a local fertility festival on Wednesday. Phallic shaped snacks, free sake and carved penises (and foreigners) everywhere! Gotta love living here sometimes! :DDD  This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/90483.html. You can also comment there using OpenID.
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Puzzle Meme!

Inspired by wheatear

To celebrate Women's History Month, here's a meme! I have selected 15 female characters from 15 fandoms. Try to guess who they are from the clues! Fandoms listed in tags, characters chosen are mostly my faves. :)

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Deep Tie Knot

Fandom: Kimi no Na wa | 君の名は | Your name
Characters: Miyamizu Mitsuha/Tachibana Taki
Rating/Warnings: T, non-explicit sex, crossing timelines
Word Count: 1269
Summary: Because some bonds are soul deep.

Fic is posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/89959.html. You can also comment there using OpenID.
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Dear Spacer,

Dear Spacer,

Thanks so much for making something for me! Very excited to participate in this swap!

I’m NRGburst everywhere- here’s my tumblr and AO3 if you want to get a look at things I like. 

I don't usually read: A/B/O, mpreg, modern AUs, crossover/fusions, kidfic.

I’m okay with any amount of romance/sex, from just acknowledging a mutual attraction with barely touching hands to PWP to married.

No non-con, character death or character bashing please.

I prefer things that have lots of female character POV. Missing scenes or canon fix-its are right up my alley! Details like callbacks and parallels make me really happy when I find them in canon, fic or art. I also like scientific/medical realism, worldbuilding details (including acknowledging the social networks characters belong to) and humor. As for tropes: I like happy/hopeful endings, friends to lovers, first/last time, grand sacrifices for others, reunions, and mutual pining.

I adore nicely structured fics. 5+1s, fics with epistolary breaks, intersecting character arcs, etc. And if your work has me analyzing, I will probably comment more than once! 

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I think that's it! Feel free to comment via anon if you need clarification/more details. Looking forward to seeing what you make! <3

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