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Jan. 29th, 2020 08:37 pm
girlmarauders: David Tennant, in Hamlet, with a book over his face. Caption reads: TL;DR (tldr)

 

I'm girlmarauders. Scottish, bisexual, woman, fannish. I speak English and Spanish, and spend 99.9% of my fannish time on twitter. I'm locked, but accept requests. twitter, tumblr, pinboard, ao3

Please do not, under any circumstances, link my works to people who they were based on or who the source material is from. Also, please do not link to this journal on facebook. Thank you! Partially friends only. I flock personal enteries. Fic and fannish stuff is mostly unlocked. Friend away, although it's probably better to find me on twitter.

I give blanket permission to podfic, translate and/or transform my writing. There's no need to request permission, although I'd love it if you'd tell me so I can enjoy and share your work!

This is my masterlist, which I keep as updated as I can. I post everything new at AO3.

masterposts are retro now, right? )
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 This is my yuletide letter!

First of all, thanks for signing up and offering my fandoms!

Second of all, if you wanna do some fandom stalking of me, my username is girlmarauders on all platforms

letter under the cut )
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Instead of revising during exam period I decided to rant at everyone on twitter about my important harry potter feelings, some people asking for them in a more stable place, here they are, dun dunnnn (there's also a tumblr posts. the stuff about remus, sirius and tonks and the stuff about ginny)

(it was in tweet format so it is ...choppy. i added a couple lines, edited for clarity etc)

&&&


EVERYONE STEP OFF MY NUMBER ONE BISEXUAL HERO RIGHT THE FUCK NOW
 

and with that opening... )

Book log 2

Jun. 17th, 2014 10:05 pm
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I'm reading "A History Of The Arab Peoples" in my spare time, so my reading's going pretty slowly. 

ex libris )

book log

Jun. 4th, 2014 02:06 pm
girlmarauders: Bebe Rexha, in cat ears and her hands clapped to her face (bebe)
 

So, I don't post enough and I don't feel active enough/like I'm writing enough in any form. Also, I never had the time/mental energy to read a lot of books during the school year (or, I do read a lot of books but they're things for my courses, not things I read out of pleasure or interest), so I usually read a lot during the holidays. I keep track of the books I read personally, but I wanna start writing about them here.
 

ex libris.. )
girlmarauders: Pete Wentz and Gabe Saporta being bros (pete&gabe)

Fandom Snowflake Challenge banner


Day 2

In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them.

Fly gold, radiating from heaven to pavement )
girlmarauders: (ZAYN!)
I'll be trying to do as much of the snowflake_challenge as I can this first couple weeks of january so stay tuned!

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DAY ONE: In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favourite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator

love in the finishing )
girlmarauders: Bebe Rexha, in cat ears and her hands clapped to her face (bebe)
I never post here any more because a) I'm super busy with uni and a million other things, b) twitter is my fandom place and it seems silly to be posting about nonsense when I'm just tweeting about it already. but it's holiday season and there's fannish exchanges and things have been happening so here are some recs from the holiday exchange season, mostly just bandom_hols and yuletide, although I might throw in a few things I've read recently that need reccing.

you are what you love )
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 THIS IS MY YULETIDE LETTER.

I requested Deviance (the tv show), Pentatonix RPF (the band), Luther and Peaky Blinders.

Dear Yulegoat

First of all, before we begin, thank you so much for signing up for yuletide and offering the fandoms I requested. You're super cool! please don't feel pressured by this letter and remember, everything here is just guidelines. Please write the story you want to, because I am sure I will love anything you write for me!

the letter )


 


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 Cards! I want to send them to you!!

Okay, I like sending cards and I want to send this holiday season. If you would like to receive a card from me (with no obligation to send me one) please leave your mailing address in a screened comment below!

None of the cards are holiday themed and what I write probably won't be holiday themed either. I like to buy random "just because" cards from stores and etsy and holiday cards are way boring-er. They're not really holiday cards, more like I want to send you cards cards. There won't be christmad trees or christmas or even "happy holidays" written on the front. I think I have one with fish on the front? and some with bicycles. 

(FYI, even if you think that I have your address, I don't have my address book with my in my new flat and even if you've emailed me it before, chances are I've lost it. so you know, tell me again! :D??)

(yes, I am doing this super early, I know it's ocotober but it'll take me that long to do it, trust me.)

If you're not comfortable leaving your address here, feel free to email me at girlmarauders@gmail.com
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I went to Glasgow Pride on Saturday and it was amazing. I saw ghostbones and had a really good time. I was wandering the stalls while I was waiting for Pip and a very nice young man from the Yes Scotland stall tried to convince me to not be a undecided voter anymore.

It's true I'm undecided but I lean pretty heavily towards the "Yes, Scotland should be independent" side, so, bias ahoy.

I come from a mixed background - my father's American and my mother's Scottish but we've lived in Scotland for over ten years and I have a British passport (also have an American one) and I feel that I'm from Scotland, more than I'm from anywhere else in the world. Scotland's my home. And I consider myself to be Scottish, not to be British. I remember watching an English comedian preforming in Glasgow and him crashing and burning because he was trying to set up a joke by talking about how great it was to be British. The English are British. We're Scottish. I have a lot of them and they're not all coherent but here are a selection of my thoughts about Scottish Independence.


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There are a lot of things I've been wanting to write about and some annoucements and just, stuff. I'm coming out from under my Dominican Republic-shaped rock and having a lot of conflicting emotions.

 

St. Cristopher Is Coming Home )
girlmarauders: Bebe Rexha, in cat ears and her hands clapped to her face (bebe)

Hi everybody! I know I've been away for ages and I miss it so much. I wish I had more of a chance to be more active in fandom, even though bandom seems pretty quiet. Just because bandom itself is pretty quiet doesn't mean I don't want to be hanging out and talking with people. Conventional Weapons seems to be shaping up to be an awesome album and MCR themselves seem to be slowly coming out of hibernation. I can't wait to download the songs (I've listened to them but not downloaded them yet. So far The Light Behind Your Eyes is my favorite)

Empires new video is great. Not like, super interesting, but it has Sean firing a flaming arrow (whhhhhyy bb do not do dangerous stuff you will DIE) and Max smiling and walking around and Doing Stuff. and Tom smiles! It's beautiful.

Life in La Hoya continues much as normal. Thankfully Sandy did not do much damage to us. We lost running water to the village for two weeks but nothing more serious than that. My students set their exams last week and did alright. I nearly lost my mind over grading but I love teaching and the students continue to be a joy, even when they're fricking pains in my ass.

One think I've found unable to do in the DR is write. I think it's the inspiration just not being there and also not being able to bounce ideas off people regularly. I can do a bit here and there but it's mostly tinkering, not anything that could be continued real writing. SO, a meme! A WIP meme, to be exact. I'll list names/summaries of all my WIPS, unfinished, never-to-be-finished and plotbunnies and if you comment with one of the names, I'll post an except or write a bit more of it or answer questions about it, whatever you want.

WIPs )
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FOR THOSE WONDERING: I AM MOVING TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FOR A YEAR.

As of the time of writing this, I am leaving in two days.

TWO DAYS PEOPLE.

I'm not panicking. not. panicking.

I have no idea what my internet will be like and when I do have it, it's not going to be great. So, my plan is. Contact info! For everyone while I'm gone.

My fannish email is girlmarauders@gmail.com. I'll be checking that. Feel free to email me whatever/whenever! I'll be giving my real life email to a couple people, so if my fannish email falls through they'll be able to give people that. If in any doubt, ask misprint. She's misprintify on livejournal and on twitter and she has all my contact info.

In a couple days I'll be disconnecting my current phone from twitter and when I buy my phone in the DR, I'll hook twitter up to it. It'll be old school but I'll be contactable! I'm girlmarauders there too.

My flickr is here and my blog is here!

However, comments here are screened for important reasons! I need ways to contact you guys! Whatever you're comfortable with, but I'd prefer either real life addresses or emails. If you give me your address, I'll send you a postcard and probably one of my newsletters and cool stuff! Everybody likes postcards. :))? If you don't want to give me your address, that is 100% cool, but I'd love your email!

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I feel terrible and have a hundred other things to do, so naturally I recorded nearly 15 minutes of me talking about One Direction. This is all credit to [livejournal.com profile] oanja and her One Direction Voice Meme! Please record your own, I don't want to be alone!


1. How did you get sucked into the One Direction madness? (do you want to blame someone in particular?) How long ago did it happen?
2. What do you wish the next record will be like?
3. Who is your favourite? (and don't say you love them equally. If you can't judge otherwise, look into your 1D folder on your computer, which member's photos have you saved the most? or whose photos do you reblog the most on Tumblr) What is it about this person you like so much? Has your favourite changed during the time you've been involved in the fandom?
4. Who is your least favourite? (I know this might seem horrible, but try. We know you still love them even if they're not your favourite.) Has that changed?
5. Have you seen them live? If so, how was it? If not, would you like to?
6. Do you have an otp in this fandom? If you do, tell us a bit about why the pairing is your favourite?
7. Do you have a One Direction pairing that you don't particularly ship/like to read?
8. Do you have favourite story tropes? What are they?
9. Is there a 1D fic you wish someone would write?
10. Are you working on a story right now? Do you want to tell us a little about it?
11. Anything else you'd like to add?

One direction voice meme by girlmarauders


girlmarauders: Bebe Rexha, in cat ears and her hands clapped to her face (bebe)

This past weekend I went to the Rockness festival, a small music festival just outside Inverness, on the banks of the Loch Ness. (yeah, the one with the monster)

There weren't many fandom related bands there, the only ones I can think of are Ed Sheeran (who produced(? helped out with? I don't really know) the One Direction album and is friends with the guys) and Deadmau5, who Gerard did guest vocals on a song for recently.

Line up's here, if you're curious.

I went and saw Ed Sheeran, The Mystery Jets, The Drums, Noah and The Whale, The Pigeon Detectives, Deadmau5, Madeon, DJ Fresh, some of Beardyman Little Comets. I also saw the comedians Daniel Sloss, Billy Kirkwood and Tim Minchin.

Ed Sheeran )

Deadmau5 and others )
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This is an announcement about my life and a little clarification on what I tweeted before exams about my teaching gig next year. I'll be leaving this public, so that everyone can see it. (If you're new to my flist, hi *waves* I guess this is a wierd intro post but okay.)

For twelve months, starting this August, I will be working as volunteer English teacher in the Dominican Republic. I’ll be working as a volunteer from a really great charity Project Trust that specialises in sending school leavers (that’s high school graduates to the Americans) overseas for twelve months to volunteer in various projects. I’ll be working with one of their partner charities COPA, which has built and runs a school and medical clinic in the rural village of La Hoya, where I’ll be living and working.

I spent a week at Project Trust’s headquarters last summer as part of their selection courses and was matched up with their project in the Dominican Republic. I’ve raised £5,100 since last June as my volunteer fundraising requirement. That’ll pay for my insurance, plane travel, food and housing while I’m away, so I’m not a burden on anyone. Project Trust will pair my with a female partner, another volunteer (my placement is only girls. Some of the other placements are mixed or only boys) who I’ll live and work with. We’ll share an apartment in La Hoya.

La Hoya is in the south of the country, near a larger city called Barahona. It’s in one of the poorest areas of the country, where large portions of the population are Haitian immigrants. I’ll be teaching in a school nominally with grades with students up to 14 years old, but some students can be up to 18, if they haven’t progressed with their schooling. I’ll be teaching English and working in extra-curricular activities, like reading groups and such.

I’m wracking my brains to try and remember if I’m forgetting anything. I don’t think I am but please feel free to ask questions! I love talking about it, I’m so excited to be going. I plan to study Spanish at university, so this is an excellent opportunity to become properly fluent and work for a really good cause before I go to university. I’m a little scared fandom will change a lot while I’m gone (DO NOT CHANGE PLEASE GUYS *clings*) but I’m also so excited and keen to go and have adventures.

However, part of this announcement is about the fact that internet will be probably be, at best, spotty or, more realistically, non-existent. COPA has a somewhat modern facility but I doubt that regular high speed internet access will be on the menu for me. I know there’s internet cafes on offer in Barahona but La Hoya is a small rural village. I’ll still be here until August and will try and keep people updated, but after I leave, the best communication will be old fashioned snail mail. I’ll be making a post closer to my leaving date, when I’m packing and getting organised, asking for addresses, if you feel comfortable giving them (comments will be screened then) and listing ways I’ll be keeping in contact but right now I just wanted to tell everyone about this big thing happening in my life!

Here is a hand map, under the cut:

 

Map! )

 


girlmarauders: (ZAYN!)
Rec Post!

EXAMS ARE DONE.

...

EXAMS ARE DONE.

I don't think I failed and I hope I got all the points I need. I doubt I met my predicted scores, which were ridiculously high, but I did well enough (I think) which is all I wanted. I'm just so glad it's over.and to celebrate, I have made a rec post!

My ways of dealing with stress mostly involve reading fic, 'cause it gets me out of my brain and calms me when I start panicking, so I went through a lot of fic over the exam session and I've posted a selection of my favorites here. They're mostly newish, apart from a couple that I saw linked on my twitter feed. I also mainlined [personal profile] littlemousling , [personal profile] inlovewithnight and [personal profile] lalejandra 's back catalogues.

Seperated by fandom, with writer summaries and my notes. Read warnings on the actual fic.

Bandom )

One Direction )

The Avengers )

Firefly )

Merlin )
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I'm going out of town on and off for a while, so I'll be popping in and out of twitter but I don't know how constant my internet access is going to be. So, tweet me if something happens, if not, see you soon!

Also, if you haven't already, you should go read [personal profile] akamine_chan 's really nice post here about the importance of crediting non-fanfic creators, and the bias fandom has towards the written word. There's a challenge here encouraging leaving feedback on podfic and I'm going to challenge myself to leave proper good feedback on all the brbb fanmixes I've downloaded, since I don't listen to that much podfic. (I try and listen to more! but I can never find the right time and I struggle to focus on the story, it's such a tradegy since I've enjoyed so much of what I have listened to. Podficcers are a people I envy, I don't think I could do what they do.)

ANYWAY THAT IS NOT WHY I AM POSTING TWICE IN ONE DAY.

So, a little while ago, [personal profile] amisophe makes this excellent picspam about all the multitude of Ians but especially subby!Ian.
and I said we should get people to write subby!Ian and top!Brendon for us.and [personal profile] amisophe suggested talking about it on twitter until it infected someone's mind. and then a lot of not!fic happened. \o/ \o/ \o/

I've been calling this "Kinky Boyfriends" in my head, but basically Brendon hits Ian in the face a lot and then they cuddle. It's kinda awesome. (and as my first experience not!ficcing on twitter: holy fuck, that is harder than it looks, fitting porn into 140 characters.) Also, just pretend all the proper safety precautions have been taken. All the face slapping is consensual, which is the only kind of face slapping anyone should tolerate. I don't really know how to format this, so I just left our usernames attached and hoepd for the best. \o?

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