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Aug. 11th, 2016

Bring Back the Porn!

Like most of you on my flist need any encouragement... ::grin::



Easy peasy.

Write porn (of any kind, length, type, fandom) and on September 1 post it someplace and post a link on the comm. (It's on Insane Journal...)

Come on... you know you want to!

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Jul. 18th, 2016

Fic for Me!!!

The lovely [personal profile] lomonaaeren has written a wonderful fic to a prompt I left her...

It's a Harry/Severus/Draco story named "The Privilege of Age"

Summary: It’s taken Lucius more than five years, but he supposes he can accept that Severus and Potter are the best ones for his son. Maybe.

Found on her LJ.

It's an interested story from Lucius' POV told in only 2100 words. Go and tell her how great it is!

Whee!

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Jul. 17th, 2016

I love Bloom County!

You may or may not remember Berkeley Breathed's Bloom County... a satirical look at just about everything, with Opus the penguin (penguins!) as one of the main characters. Bloom County is now available on Facebook and worth following... there's a mix of old and new comics and it's always relevant.

Even if you don't know it, I'll bet the ladies on my flist have seen this comic somewhere before. (links open in a new window, so you can enjoy it!)

Today's counter offering with women in the primary roles

There's a theory that there's something other than coffee in those cups!

::grin::

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Jun. 23rd, 2016

Meme!

I have a bazillion things I should be doing... so I'm doing this instead!

Begin the next answer with the last letter of the previous answer.

01) Name: Mary Jane
02) Animal: Emu (of course!)
03) Girl's name: Ursula
04) Color: Aqua
05) Movie: A Dog's Breakfast
06) Something you wear: Trousers
07) Drink: Screwdriver
08) Food: Radish
09) Item in the bathroom: Hamper
10) Place: Rio
11) Reason to be late: Overslept


Tag! You're it!

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Jun. 22nd, 2016

Podfic of my story!

As part of the HP-Podfic Fest, the lovely [profile] stardutchess has read my Harry Potter story "Cold to What Might Have Been"

The podfic can be found here: http://hp-podfic-fest.livejournal.com/83521.html

The story is here: Cold To What Might Have Been

Go and tell her what a nice job she did!

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Jun. 14th, 2016

Head-canon versus Real-canon

I find it interesting that I've read (and written) enough fan fiction over the years to find what I think in my head and what is 'canon' are now two very separate things.

Couple of easy examples:

--it took me like 3 seasons of watching Teen Wolf to realize the show was supposed to be about *Scott* and not Derek and Stiles. To be fair, until Scott became an Alpha, that was not an obvious thing. But I should have realized that Tyler Posey getting the lead billing should have been a clue.

--Based on that, I've already figured out that Shadowhunters is also not based on Magnus/Alec as the primary leads and that, in the books, their relationship is secondary. ( ::sad sigh:: )

And then there's my thoughts on various folk in my fandoms:

--besides not really being set up well in the Harry Potter books, I'm more likely to think of Ginny Weasley as either evil / gold digger or just irrelevant. And pretty much the same for Molly.

--similarly, Dumbledore isn't necessarily a good guy; he didn't do what he should have for Harry, even in the books, and his motivations are always suspect.

--Elizabeth Weir was either incompetent or over her head; or both. She never should have been made head of the expedition. (Although I did like Woolsey in that role!)

And then there are pairings:

--I ship Harry/Severus, but I can also see Harry/Draco, Harry/Neville and Harry/Hermione.

--I ship Stiles/Derek, but I can see Stiles/Peter and Stiles/Lydia

--I have to admit to not knowing enough about Shadowhunters (yet) to have any other pairings besides Magnus/Alec, but Jace is pretty free-wheeling and Izzy is fun!

--OTOH, it's only ever John/Rodney ::grin::


How has fan fiction warped your view of your fandoms?

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Jun. 11th, 2016

Any TW fen out there?

I've started writing a fic for the Sterek Big Bang... meep! I've only written shorter TW fic so far, so this is a stretch. I'm signed up for only (!) 10K and I hope I don't have an epic story here...

I have a really broad outline of my story and I have like only 1500 words written... but I was wondering if anyone would be willing to take a look at the little I have and give me some general feedback. Not anything near a beta, it's nowhere near ready for that... but I want to bounce the story idea off someone and make sure I'm not making it too OOC.

It's an AU where the Hales are still wolves, but there's no fire and magic is forcing itself back into the world... I suspect that's why it feels OOC, Derek hasn't gone through the icky things he did in canon and, well, he's a good guy with his family around.

Leave a message here and I'll be glad to send you the bit I have...

Many thanks!

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Weekly Check In -- Summer plans!

ETA: I posted to my own journal and not IIO... ::headdesk::

Hey, InkingItOut-ers! How are you?

How has the week been for you? Have words happened? Editing? Anything starting with the letter "M"? ::grin::

I know we're not all in the Northern Hemisphere, but I am, so I'm asking about summer plans... what sorts of things -- if any -- do you do in the summer.

Those of us that have to pretend to be adults have this work thing that interferes a lot -- although I do enjoy having a roof over my head and regular meals -- but when the weather is good, what sorts of things do you enjoy?

I love when I can cook out on the grill every night... it means simpler meals (and fewer dishes!) and it's a fun thing to do.

Even if there are no words to report, come in, I'll pour you some ice tea or lemonade and we'll chat... tell me what you'd like me to throw on the grill for you!

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Jun. 7th, 2016

Bittersweet Endings...

If you're not familiar with Slash Report, scurry over to http://www.slashreport.com/wp/ and see what you've missed.

This was an irregular podcast, originally about 'slash' things but it expanded to anything about fandom... and a HUGE range of fandom from Stargate to Star Trek to Hannibal to Little House on the Prairie!

This was organized (using the term loosely) by Pru -- also known as Rageprufrock and MK -- also known as MKlutz.

For my SGA friends, Pru is the author of "Bell Curve, or Ladies Night at the Boom Boom Room" (here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/252893... where Rodney is a college professor and he thinks John is a really bad stripper but turns out to be his TA... a classic in early SGA fandom.

MK wrote in SGA but may be known among my TW friends for writing "Cupboard Love" (here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/507169/chapters/892584) where Stiles is a poor college student who makes money by cooking amazing meals for Derek.

They were funny, intelligent, sometimes had a little too much alcohol but always gave honest opinions about their subjects. I learned about Manga, Sailor Moon, K-Drama, and other fandoms I never would have paid attention to.

Well... all good things come to an end... after 5 years of podcasts, they are hanging up their mics and moving on to other projects. ::sniffle::

Some of their podcasts will be outdated... the Season 2 podcast on Teen Wolf will be seriously Jossed by now, but is probably still interesting... the SGA podcasts are pretty timeless, especially to the SGA fen on my flist...

You can download the podcasts from the site and listen to them when you have time. I recommend them highly!

Good luck to Pru and MK... I hope you're not leaving fandom behind... it will be a sadder place without you!

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Jun. 5th, 2016

Asking for more?

I'm not going to name names here, in case the folk involved are paranoid enough to google themselves (and a couple of them are)... and, if anyone involved is on my flist or reading this, this is a YMMV sort discussion.

There's a discussion on a FB group I belong to, where one of the folk is loudly bemoaning the fact that someone read their fic, and liked it enough to ask something along the lines of "I love the story! Are you going to write a sequel?"

There's a group of writers (fan and pro) who are prolific and well liked enough that I suspect this gets to be tedious... when you put out what is a relatively generous size fic and folk write "great! moar!" it can be exasperating...

But, well, that's like 2% of writers, who are that prolific -- and have that many fans. The rest of us churn out fic at reasonably decent rates and I think it's actually flattering when someone asks the same question... or occasionally asks the "gee, will there be more?" of a fic that I wrote like 5 years ago.

To react in a totally negative manner to the poor soul asking what they think is a flattering question is, in my opinion, a bit much... there is a group of folk that will stomp all over the commenter, who may not be familiar with the "never ask questions or beg for more" stance the writers may have adopted, taken from the person who started it.

The person who started this has set up hoops to get to the fic and is very clear about the "do not ask questions, do not ask for more" stance. I guess if you're taking that same stance, you should be clear about it -- on every fic. Set up moderation and delete comments that you feel are annoying. But if you aren't clear about this stance when you post, you can't complain about it.

I'm flattered if anyone asks and generally answer with a "if the muse strikes me, there may be more"... which I think is a relatively polite answer and, honestly, the truth. I have gone back to a few stories and written more in that vein... so, while it's unlikely, I think it's a reasonable, and polite, answer.

It's just a frustration of mine when folk who think they are being polite and encouraging get some pretty vicious responses... I know it's made me more cautious about leaving feed back...

Especially when I'm reading a WIP, I would comment on the fic, and then leave a "I'll wait (not so) patiently for more!" as a -- hopefully -- cheerful comment that, when you're ready, I'll read the next part... I find myself doing that less and less, just so I don't offend someone who doesn't want to be asked for more...

Le sigh.

[end rant]

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Jun. 3rd, 2016

As If We Need More to Read!

Reading fic always gets in the way of actually writing fic... I was tempted for like 30 seconds to sign up for the July Rough Trade (write 3 separate fic of 10K-ish words each in the month of July in 3 different fandoms that are crossovers with Sentinel fandom), then came to my senses...

The reality is I'm still working on 3 other fic that are due in early August and while I have substantive starts on 2 of them, they're all a long way from being in anything resembling decent shape! So I'm going to do a (hopefully) better job on those, rather than doing too many haphazard things.

But if you need new fic to read and are fans of Harlequin-type fic, then [community profile] unconventionalcourtship (I think only on Dreamwidth!) has started posting for the month of June... the idea is to write 1000+ words in any fandom based on any Harlequin plot you would like. It'll be fun to see what folk do... check it out. There's also an AO3 collection, but no guarantee all the fic will be cross posted there (although I suspect it's highly likely!)

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Jun. 2nd, 2016

On the Road

I'm sitting in my room in a lovely Bed and Breakfast... I'm attending a conference for work purposes, one that I go to every year.

Turns out I've 'won' essentially a tontine... I'm the last person who has attended all 25 years of this conference... the other two folk who were there last year didn't attend this year. The conference has evolved over time and it's interesting to be the 'old fart' and watch all the new (and younger) folk show off their shiny toys. Been there, done that... I'm now here to watch and enjoy.

The B&B was a lucky find. I was scoping out the location of the hotels relative to where the conference was being held on Google Maps and up popped a "Felician House Bed and Breakfast"... I grew up with Felician nuns (attended a Catholic grade school through Grade 8!) and in reading the web site, it's a renovated convent with rooms to rent. And, even better, the cost is actually slightly less than the hotel I was poking at.

It's kind of like staying with a friend of a friend. The room is very nice, the breakfast is pretty simple (home made baked goods, hard boiled eggs and coffee), and the quirks are quirky. I'd like a bigger dresser in the room, as an example. What's in the room is cute, but if there were 2 of us in this room, we'd be out of space in a heartbeat. But the inn keeper lives in the other part of the building and she's available when you need her... I'd stay here again!

So. Tomorrow is another 1/2 day of conference, then the drive home -- 5+ hours on a Friday afternoon will probably not be fun... time to get to sleep!

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May. 31st, 2016

Need a Christmas Present?

While it really is kinda for everyone, not everyone will appreciate this! But if you're on my flist, you're most likely going to be in the 'wowza' category like I am!

The 2017 Michael Stokes Veteran's Calendar is now available for ordering! Here: http://michaelstokes.net/collections/2017-veterans-calendar

The unsigned calendars are $25 each, but some unspecified amount goes to a veteran's charity. I'm happy enough with that... he is in the business to make a living and I don't begrudge that fact.

If you don't know Michael Stokes photography, he does yummy pic of yummy men (although he's also done some women) and a number are veterans who have suffered some kind of catastrophic injury... usually the loss of a limb (or two!) but he has a way of making everyone look beautiful... and if you like pretty men, just check out his web site... he also has a Facebook (although he grumbles about Facebook censoring him since most of the photos are... let's say... artsy!) where he posts pretty pictures on an irregular basis.

Evidently, last year's calendar sold out, so I ordered mine already and it's already shipped. The hubby will be surprised if it arrives before I get home from my conference on Friday.

But if you need a present for a special friend, check it out!

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May. 29th, 2016

A burst of cooking!

I'm going to a conference for a few days next week (Tuesday - Friday), and the hubby both hates to cook and has enough going on that he won't bother doing much... which would mean a lot of eggs and cold cereal (breakfast is something he does reasonably well).

So I take advantage of the air conditioning (needed on muggy 80+ degree days) and make both a large pot of chili and a cabbage roll casserole. That gives me dinners for tonight and tomorrow and leaves the hubby with food he will eat and are easy to re-heat.

Cabbage roll casserole is essentially a lazy man's version of cabbage rolls... leaves of cabbage wrapped around hamburger and rice, if you're not familiar... it's not hard but fussy. Getting the cabbage partially cooked so that the leaves are pliable but not so well done that the leaves are mush is a trick.

Searching through for some gluten free recipes at one point, I tripped across the cabbage roll casserole recipe (here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/14690/cabbage-roll-casserole/) and have never looked back.

The recipe as is makes like a huge amount of food... it says "12 servings" and it really does do that... but it's one of those things that's better the next day... although it doesn't freeze (because of the cabbage) and you need to think about how many times you re-heat the entire dish... since the cabbage will essentially disintegrate after too much re-heating. As long as you only re-heat what you're going to eat, it'll make meals for several days!

Happy eating!

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May. 28th, 2016

The Night Manager

I have something of a love/hate relationship with John LeCarre... he writes some amazing stories but, well -- especially for some of his later stories -- he forgot how to write an ending.

I had the audio book for "The Delicate Truth" and I could have screamed when it didn't have anything resembling an ending. Sigh... I understand about leaving things open ended, but that took the cake.

So the hubby and I have been watching the mini series for "The Night Manager" -- I have got to say that the photography is glorious... beautiful scenery and exquisite close-ups. And Tom Hiddleston playing Jonathan Pine is more than pretty to look at... and Hugh Laurie makes a wonderfully understatedly evil Richard Roper.

I did cheat and read the Wikipedia entry on the book, and the book ends very differently from the mini series. I think I like the mini series ending because it, well, has a satisfying ending. From what I read in Wikipedia, LeCarre did another not-quite-an-ending thing for this story also.

I'm strongly recommending the mini-series... I have to give warnings for some gory violence, infidelity, blackmail, murders, and what could be dubious-consent sex (these are not nice people in this story!). But it's well done and interesting.

Okay, Tom Hiddleston in a bespoke suit is a yummy part of the scenery!

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May. 25th, 2016

Shadowhunters

Okay, so I'm started to poke at the Shadowhunter's fandom... I don't know anything about canon at all, so I'm trying to puzzle out what I'm reading...

What happened is that a couple of the authors I've subscribed to on AO3 have started to write Shadowhunter fic... okay, it's the same author with two fic.

KouriArashi -- who I follow for her Teen Wolf fic -- started this with "Live and Learn" which was going to be some short Shadowhunters ficlets but grew legs... http://archiveofourown.org/works/6558262/chapters/15003808

KouriArashi and KarasuYurei are writing "Cathedrals" (http://archiveofourown.org/works/6863743/chapters/15665350) which is a Teen Wolf and Shadowhunters crossover...

Okay, now that I've looked at the web site (https://www.shadowhunterstv.com/) it's a Teen Wolf clone... cute, young people and enough supernatural things to let lots of improbably things happen... at least it's not 20-something's playing teenagers! But there's a honest-to-god canon slash relationship between Shadowhunter Alec Lightwood and High Wizard Magnus Bane set up evidently at the end of season 1... now I have to track this down and watch the episodes!

And, bonus, it's based on a book! "The Shadowhunter Chronicles" by Cassandra Clare... an excellent reason to buy a book!!! (Not that I need much of a reason!)

Book and show review when I have read/watched any of it!

ETA: Meep! *6* books! Way cool!

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May. 22nd, 2016

Despicable Me 2

So I've conned the hubby into watching Despicable Me 2... it's so sweet that I can feel the sugar rush.

What makes it interesting is that there's a 'behind the scenes' track as part of the movie. I always enjoy seeing some of the work behind movies and especially behind animated movies.

OTOH, it makes the movie like 2 1/2 hours long... so I suspect there will be half a movie today and the other half tomorrow.

And, well.... MINIONS! ::grin::

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May. 21st, 2016

Fests and Exchanges

It's my turn to mod on [community profile] inkingitout this weekend, and the question I posed there was about fests and exchanges.

Definitions:

A fest is an organized writing (sometimes art) opportunity. There's some theme and/or fandom and/or paring at the core of the fest. There's usually a solicitation of prompts, an opportunity to select a prompt and a deadline for submission. The fest mod organizes posting (sometimes there's self posting) and the mod chases after those who have signed up. But if someone opts out (even at the last minute), there's minimal angst, simply one less fic.

An exchange will have a similar initial setup, and authors are either assigned or pick from a list to create a fic that at least faintly represents the request of a specific person. Most exchanges have everyone put in a request and everyone is to write to someone's request. If a writer opts out, there's scurrying about for a pinch hit, to ensure that everyone who creates something also gets a gift.

There are variations on both, but that's my experience with 'typical' fests and exchanges.

Phew.

The question on the comm is if you have a preference for a fest or exchange...

I've done both and the deadlines are helpful in helping me actually get a fic written. I've gotten to the point that I really try to be pickier about what I sign up for, mostly as a matter of sanity... ;-) I've gotten to like fests better, mostly because when RL kicks in, I can opt out without leaving mods scrambling for a pinch hit.

Do you do fests or exchanges? Do you have preferences?

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May. 20th, 2016

Hey! Almost missed!

Have to post quick before midnight!

More tomorrow!

Sleep well!

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May. 19th, 2016

My $.02 worth on Tony's exit from NCIS

Major spoiler alert, if you haven't see the episode... putting it behind a cut...

It could have been worse...Collapse )

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May. 18th, 2016

Showing versus Telling

I have something of a dilemma... maybe someone has an idea... (and, heck, I need something to talk about to post today!)

Up front: I'm a *huge* fan of dialog. I love when characters talk to each other and do stuff, rather than having to read through descriptions... I'm more comfortable with writing dialog than descriptions, also, so maybe that has something to do with it.

I'm working on my Harry Potter time travel fic and I'm finding myself 'explaining' a lot of things. Some of it is context for what's going on, since it's after the war and the reader needs to have some clue of how things are. And, well, Harry has no one to talk to. He's Voldemort's captive (a reader will know that up front) and has no independence -- he's beaten and depressed.

It's only the very first draft, but I'm starting with 1800 words of description (with the outline I have at this point, I'm figuring this to go to 10K-ish, meep! maybe more).... there's a few lines of dialog in that but it's Harry POV and, well, he's not in a position to say much. At least not yet.

I am hoping that revising will help some of that... and this is a faintly different genre than I've written lately... I've done so much fluffy stuff lately that I thought this would be a good stretch...

Okay, let's see if I can get Harry to say a few more words tonight... ;-)

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May. 17th, 2016

Cars...

I'm thinking of buying a new car this summer. I have a 2008 Nissan Altima that has a bazillion miles on it but is still in pretty good shape. While it doesn't owe me anything, it's also getting to the point that something big is 'due' to go and I'd like to avoid that if I can.

While I like my Altima, I'm open to something different. This is my second Altima in a row but I'm not married to getting another.

The problem is that I don't know what I really want. I do need something with 4 doors... I need to be prepared to handle driving the mother-in-law (who uses a walker) around... 4 doors are critical to someone getting in and out of that back seat when both the hubby and I take her out.

Since I drive 40 miles back and forth to work (almost 80 miles a day), I also need something with reasonable gas mileage. The recent lower price of gas has been helpful, but I need to keep that in mind.

I've been watching cars on the road (since I drive so much) and it's interesting to see how bland cars colors are. If you watch, there's a finite number of car colors: red, black, white, and bland variations of grey/beige. There is the odd bright color car, but it's the exception and not the rule.

If it's not too crazy, I'm going to hold out for something... blue. Maybe I'll go wild and look at something green. I know in the summer, I'm working with 'year end' models and probably will have fewer choices, but I'm also not desperate to buy anything. So I can wait for what I want.

Hey! If you have something you like, tell me about it!

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May. 16th, 2016

Another One Bites the Dust

Sigh... yet another notice from a writer that she's pulling her stories from the internet...

[profile] ckingsbridge -- which is not her original name -- has given notice that she's pulling her stories from AO3 and Fiction Press... she's leaving one extended story on AO3 but removing others.

She's also leaving the stories that are on her LJ but will be locking the LJ by June 13. If you aren't mutual friends by then, she's essentially abandoning her LJ account.

I learned about Cordelia Kingsbridge from [profile] mezzo_camin -- Cordelia writes original fiction that's, to be honest, largely M/M smut. Really hot and well written smut, but sex seems to be the focus of all of her stories...

She's looking to turn some her work into publishable form, so taking it down is part of the deal... I do understand that...

Since this is original fic, and I don't travel in those circles as much, I still hope she leaves a clear set of breadcrumbs about what she's done. It's frustrating when a writer pulls all of her works, deletes the account, and then leaves a void... there's always someone who's heard about a story, or read it when it was available, and then goes looking for it when it's not there anymore. And there's nothing to point to that indicates what happens.

Just a pet peeve of mine!

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May. 15th, 2016

Fic Rec black hole

There was a request earlier for any fic where Stiles is the Alpha (human or supernatural), so, helpful soul that I am, I troll through my bookmarks to find a couple of fics... when then reminds me of another fic that might fit the description...

In trolling through over 1000 bookmarks on AO3 (!), I finally had to do multiple searches on AO3 to find the fic I was looking for.

And, then, of course, I have to re-read a fic that I haven't read in a while. 2014, to be exact. Sigh... damned if I can't remember whether I've bought milk lately, but I can remember the basics of a fic I read like 18 months ago.

Additionally, the fic is 100K words.

Le sigh.

Although it's been good way to not exert myself today... the cold is better and I need to go to work tomorrow... an additional day of rest has been good.

Oh. The fic? If you're a Teen Wolf fan, it's here: Payment of the Hale's Debt by Anchanee, here: http://archiveofourown.org/series/164918 -- Stiles is the local mafia type and Derek's been handed over by the Hales as payment on a debt. And it's part 1 of 2... it's a great comfort fic...

Here's to a hopefully good week!

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May. 14th, 2016

Grading... mostly done!

I've just completed grading for my online class... well, at least for the students who have completed the final... sigh...

It's always interesting the students who underestimate what it's going to take to complete an online statistics class... My favorite is the pregnant student who thinks she's going to have the baby, maybe have to miss 3-4 days of class and then get right back to it...

The next is the student who has never been able to get through any math class without serious tutoring (i.e. major hand holding) and then tries to take the class online.

The good news is that there really are a body of students who take advantage of the materials I provide (I've been teaching this class for more than 10 years and basic stats doesn't change)... I have essays, videos and what I consider robust assignments. I always get just enough "I never looked at data like in this way before!" reactions to make it worth keeping doing.

Now I just have to clean up the late submissions, and debate about what to do the students on the border line between two grades. A couple of them deserve to be rounded up, but a couple don't...

Maybe now I can go off and work on one of those Harry Potter stories tonight and tomorrow!

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