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Mists of Avalon--Book 3 Chapter 9 Part II

Bradley the Incestuous breaks the fourth wall with Morgaine, who has a “divine revelation” about  the wonderfulness of incest, and Morgaine’s stepson Accolon pressures her into sex  by telling her that he and his older brother are both child molesters. 

Welcome to the worst section of the book.

Content Warnings

  • warning: abuse (emotional)
  • warning: abuse (sexual)
  • warning: child abuse
  • warning: classism
  • warning: controversial issues
  • warning: do not want
  • warning: incest
  • warning: incestuous undertones
  • warning: pedophilia (mentioned)
  • warning: potential triggers
  • warning: rape (mentioned)
  • warning: sexism
  • warning: transphobia

(If you want to catch up, the Table of Contents is available here, along with links to every review we’ve done on this book so far.)

Note: This book’s critique may be hard for anyone who has suffered because of incest, pedophilia, or rape. There is a great deal of normalization of these crimes in Mists, as well as a huge amount of rape apologia, and we three critics spend a lot of time tearing all of this apart. Check the content warnings for each chapter, make your own judgments…and please be safe.

Mists of Avalon--Book 3 Chapter 9 Part II

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Creative Jam

Apr. 20th, 2019 12:21 am
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The April [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam is now open with a theme of "Identity Crisis."  Come give us prompts, or claim some for your own inspiration.

What I Have Written

From My Prompts

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Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] fuzzyred, there are 11 new verses in "A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life."   Kenzie tells Pretty Ears about the attack.

Poem: "The Blue Bird of Happiness"

Apr. 19th, 2019 06:00 pm
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This poem came out of the November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] gingicat. It also fills the "blue bird of happiness" square in my 11-5-19 card for the Family Ties Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Mercedes thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Read more... )

Test From iPhone

Apr. 19th, 2019 06:15 pm
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Works from Dreamwidth Mobile!📡
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This poem is spillover from the January 8, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] siliconshaman. It also fills the "giant anything" square in my 9-30-18 card for the Fall Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Big One thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Salon post: April 19

Apr. 19th, 2019 08:13 am
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Welcome to this week's salon post!

Topic of the week
What's your favourite holiday? (Been thinking about this because of a thing I'll put in a comment.)

What I've been up to
A short work week, and a quiet one, and trying to line up ducks for various other projects (including a "Wow, my June is busy.")

Reminders and tips for making this post flow better )
House rules )

My First #followfriday Entry

Apr. 19th, 2019 06:47 am
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Good day everybody. The title sums it up. I've never done one of these before, but am happy to participate. I am going to my parents' place this afternoon for the Easter weekend, but I'll have my Mac with me so will be able to check for updates and such. I was going to post this later today, but figured I'd do it now because one of my tutors is coming and I'm going to hang out with a neighbor. So long for now, and happy Passover/Easter to everyone.

Notre Dame Fire Update

Apr. 19th, 2019 12:23 am
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The fire in the Notre Dame Cathedral was probably caused by an electrical short.  France has already announced a design contest for a new spire.

guardian, now with ye zun feels!

Apr. 18th, 2019 05:08 pm
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warning, I don't do meta, just feels.

I rewatched the last eps, and now I'm about to rewatch them AGAIN with [personal profile] syriala (aka Bee), who is excited and worried and full of feels and I can't help but be full of feels with her. We're watching 33-40 tomorrow if we can.

this icon, the text is coming from The Boy With the Thorn In His Side, because I have Ye Zun feels that haven't been properly expressed yet.

cut for spoilers through the finale )

Ugh but how touch starved is Shen Wei, for reals? I mean, I know I'm jumping tracks here but I feel for Shen Wei being who he is, this untouchable powerful being who no one really cares about on a personal level until Zhao Yunlan and god now I need fic with touch starved Shen Wei.


(Western) Easter weekend reflections

Apr. 18th, 2019 05:24 pm
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How kind of the Attorney General to time the release of the Mueller report so that we all have something to read over the long Easter weekend, during the current Brexit lull. (The end times have clearly arrived: I'm voluntarily watching CNN.)


Having been to the library this morning, my actual Easter-adjacent reading is Why Angels Fall: A Journey Through Orthodox Europe from Byzantium to Kosovo by Victoria Clark and Antisemitism: Here and Now by Deborah Lipstadt. (This might seem an odd choice but given the content of the Holy Week services, I always feel a bit of a moral obligation to give some thoughtful attention to antisemitism over Easter.)


My father gets to choose where my parents go for dinner this Sunday because it's his Easter, but he's suffering from indecision because where he really wants to go is the Puritan in Manchester, NH, that Greek community institution (my grandmother worked in their ice cream shop as a teenager). And of course their Easter specials won't be till next Sunday, which is why my parents will probably go then. He says he's spiritually Greek. What he means is that he really likes their lamb.


As for me, I think I'm going to go to Magdalen College Chapel tomorrow at noon because their Good Friday liturgy is featuring Tallis's Lamentations of Jeremiah.

I was in Durham earlier in the week and made it to half of Evensong on Tuesday evening by racing up the hill at high speed the minute my work appointments were done for the day. I might not have made the effort were it not for the news about Notre Dame: you might think you can always visit another time, but it isn't always true. Naturally there were prayers for Notre Dame, "our fellow World Heritage site."

At the top of the nave was a tall wooden cross hung with burgundy fabric. After the service everyone just filtered out, some people stopping to talk with the priests, but I couldn't resist the instinct to go up and kiss the cross. These Orthodox instincts, I don't know.

By Easter (but which Easter?!) I'll probably have reached my limit with church services, and stay home. We'll see.
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Folks have mentioned an interest in questions and conversations that make them think. So I've decided to offer more of those. This is the current list.

28. Let’s alternate sharing three positive characteristics of each other.

This one is awkward to do online, so I'll just list three positive characteristics of my audience.

* You're smart.  You know all these incredibly cool things and you love geeking out about them together.

* You're diverse.  You take my writing in directions I'd never find without you, and give me details that make it solid, even when the "official" sources suck.

* You're generous.  Your donations keep our household budget going.

I squish you all so much.  :D

Wednesday Yardening

Apr. 17th, 2019 10:27 pm
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Today was sunny, mild, and blustery.  We bought more birdseed, three bags of topsoil to fill the hollow beyond the patio, and a couple bags of flowers and herbs.

Another [community profile] fluffbingo Fill Posted

Apr. 17th, 2019 09:31 pm
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Pointless fluff, for the prompt: dinner. One more prompt to go and I will have a line. :)

Title/Link: Fifty
Fandom: Quantum Leap
Prompt: Dinner
Characters: Donna Elesee, Al Calavicci, Katie Beckett, Sam Beckett, Beth Calavicci, Tom Beckett
Summary: Donna plans a surprise for Sam for his fiftieth birthday.

Poem Fragment: "Three Sister Trees"

Apr. 17th, 2019 05:55 pm
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three sister trees upon a hill
each the same in height
turn to leaf, and
leaf to red and gold
offset: three times in one
each showing different sums of
sun upon the spot the space they own
in height above the hill

they seem to hold the season
stretched between them

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State of me

April so far as been ... hard. Health wise,  yes my body is just being attacked by the changes of weather and warmth, sun can't get here soon enough. My mental health was the difficult thing. It was a bunch of things coming together at a certain time. My mom passed away 6 years ago on the 11th. We had the same difficult weather right down to the sleet and winds as that time, 6 years ago. It was a difficult few days where I had flashbacks a lot of that time. It passed. I'm feeling still a bit fragile but I'm getting better.

Work is being work. I am finally getting a break starting tomorrow night. I'm gonna be off for 10 days. First break since January. It's very much needed.


We are in the playoffs. Columbus pulled the impossible, they pushed Tampa out in 4 and broke the Duchene's curse. Pens were so bad and got swept in 4 by the Islanders who played way better. I hope the Pens get the summer to find a way to renew the spirit of the team. I feel that Sullivan isn't getting through to them anymore. Or that their heart is now playing in Vegas.

Leafs have a chance. If they get pass Boston. They have a chance to go all the way. .Which would be kinda serendipity in a way. Winning the cup in their third year, very few great players got that. Matthews, Marner, Nylander, Hyman could get it. Ever more rare, winning the Cup at 21 years old. Matthews and Marner would. Something McDavid will never do. Something Sid did.

We will see.



Naomi Fontaine. Kuessipan. Poetic prose built as a long, melancholic song. You need to read this little piece by little piece. The precise word, the imagery of the northern land, the life, near the shore, inside the reserve is breathtaking by its bleakness and yet, also its beauty. You won't leave this book unscathed.  For the Booked2019 Spring. Indigenous author prompt.

Sandhya Menon. When Dimple met Rishi. Adorable YA rom-com. I liked the relationship's journey. Both Dimple and Rishi are their own person, have some growing up to do, are passionate about what they want, even if it's for the wrong reasons. It lagged a bit in the pace, for me but I'm not the target audience for this. Diverse, romantic, a beta hero, a wonderful heroine who knows what she wants and gets something she didn't know she wanted. Smart, romantic and diverse. Lots to love. For the Booked2019 Spring. Food or Beverage on the cover.


Blood Water Paint. Joy McCullough. 

Tiny Adventures

Apr. 17th, 2019 03:56 pm
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A birthday )

A bun )

Pygmalion and Photograph 51 )

Physiotherapy )

Baseball )

Burlesque Dracula )

Upcoming tiny adventures: river clean-up and barbecue on the 27th, and Black Odyssey at Central Square Theater on the 28th—locals, let me know if you want to join either one.
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