astriiformes
astriiformes
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Nate, 24, he/him, neutral good ranger and filk cryptid. General enthusiast about the weirdness of the universe and how we choose to explore it
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astriiformes · an hour ago
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Every time I speak up in my Jewish learning class it’s just

Rabbi: Oh, I like that Nate, thank you for contributing.

Me (to myself): This is great. I’m going to get a good grade in conversion, something that is both normal to want and possible to achieve,

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astriiformes · 4 hours ago
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The best part of every single one of Chris Trott’s D&D Beyond sponsorship ads is the muffled sound of Kim shrieking with laughter in the background

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astriiformes · 17 hours ago
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ketrinadrawsalot:

Zoning Out Doodle Time: Trilobites

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astriiformes · 17 hours ago
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heedra:

scientists have been eating slabs of the burgess shale formation, cutting it up with forks and knives on their little plates, and they are asking each other if they can catch any lingering notes of ‘the original seafood taste’ and they are writing the findings down in their notebooks. and they are going to drop the final report on jstor soon

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astriiformes · 20 hours ago
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rherlotshadow:

Dartmoor Bridge

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astriiformes · 21 hours ago
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lightdescending:

Bidding is open in FTH2021!

I’m offering fannish librarianship services in Fandom Trumps Hate this year! What that means is I’ll do a meta write-up for your fic (my writeup will likely be at least 3 pages) or fanwork, after completing a reference ‘interview’ to find out more about the topics you’re interested in, and compile open-access or openly-available resources on those topics with write-ups about their relevance - including for speculative topics like magic systems.

Minimum bid is $10! My fandoms of choice are The Old Guard, Critical Role, and The Locked Tomb, but I’ll consider other fandoms on request! You can reach me here if you have questions or check out my Bidding Page for full details!

Bidding ends Friday, Feb 26 at 8PM EST! I’m also in the Regiment of Fan Labourers :)

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astriiformes · 21 hours ago
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lafseanchai:

It’s a great thing, and this is the first year I’ve participated - thank you to @gloriousclio, @astriiformes, and @shadowen for being great models for me to follow! 

For the winning bidder, my fandoms offered are Star Wars (basically everything canon on TV and film), Robin Hood BBC, and The Old Guard.

Check out the auctions @fandomtrumpshate

My info here

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astriiformes · 21 hours ago
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astriiformes:

With bidding open for FTH2021 now, I’m happy to say that I’m doing two charity auctions for the fundraiser this year (and also signed up for the Regiment of Fan Laborers!)

For fic: Minimum bid is $10, and I will write a 5-15k story (depending on the size of your bid) for either Lord of the Rings or Critical Role.

For fan labor: Minimum bid is $5, and I will help you with beta services and/or sensitivity questions for writing asexual, aromantic, trans, autistic, or ADHD characters for Lord of the Rings, Critical Role, or Star Wars fics (length also depending on bid size).

I’ve got more detailed descriptions of the sorts of stories I’m especially interested in and some of the topics I’m unwilling to address on the auction site (and under the cut here), but if you’re looking for a quick, at-a-glance summary of my entries: I am most at home writing (or helping you with) gen fic, hurt/comfort, team bonding and friendship/platonic/queerplatonic stories, fun or interesting AUs, and aro, ace, and trans fic.

Check out my auctions here!

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astriiformes · 22 hours ago
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I get so emotional thinking about black-footed ferrets. I don’t know the most about my grandpa’s work as a scientist (he never had a research focus, just an endless stream of field and lab tech positions) but one of the things I do know he did was survey some of the black-footed ferret populations in Wyoming around the time they were listed as endangered, so that they could be protected from development in the area. From what I understand he was NOT popular for it, seeing as his job was to tell the big mining companies they couldn’t operate in certain areas where he had discovered ferrets living.

My grandpa died in 2006. Black-footed ferrets were listed as “extinct in the wild” at the time, and had been for a decade.

They were relisted as “endangered” in 2008.

Hope springs eternal if we put in the work, even when we don’t get to see it.

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astriiformes · 22 hours ago
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nuclearlemons:

they cloned a ferret did you hear

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astriiformes · 22 hours ago
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theartofmadeline:

iceland photo study

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astriiformes · 23 hours ago
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astriiformes · a day ago
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With bidding open for FTH2021 now, I’m happy to say that I’m doing two charity auctions for the fundraiser this year (and also signed up for the Regiment of Fan Laborers!)

For fic: Minimum bid is $10, and I will write a 5-15k story (depending on the size of your bid) for either Lord of the Rings or Critical Role.

For fan labor: Minimum bid is $5, and I will help you with beta services and/or sensitivity questions for writing asexual, aromantic, trans, autistic, or ADHD characters for Lord of the Rings, Critical Role, or Star Wars fics (length also depending on bid size).

I’ve got more detailed descriptions of the sorts of stories I’m especially interested in and some of the topics I’m unwilling to address on the auction site (and under the cut here), but if you’re looking for a quick, at-a-glance summary of my entries: I am most at home writing (or helping you with) gen fic, hurt/comfort, team bonding and friendship/platonic/queerplatonic stories, fun or interesting AUs, and aro, ace, and trans fic.

Check out my auctions here!

Astriformes Auction #1

Organizations this auction benefits: Life After Hate *, Manomet *, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund *, Votebeat *, The Ace and Aro Advocacy Project

Type of fanwork: Fanfiction
Fandom(s): Tolkien: Lord of the Rings (books), Critical Role
Highest rating: M (Mature)
Length/scope: Depends how much the bidder contributes. The minimum bid ($10) will get you 5k of fic, with an additional 1k per $5 added on after that (up to a 15k max)

Especially interested in: Just genfic, with the caveat that I count stories that contain canon couples but don’t center on their romances as gen.

For LotR: My favorite character is Legolas and I like writing about any of his significant relationships (ex: with Gimli, Thranduil, etc). But I love all the LotR protagonists and will also gladly write ensemble stories (especially about the Fellowship) or ones centered on other characters.

For CR: I can write Campaign 1 or 2. For CR1 my favorites are Percy and/or Keyleth; for CR2 it’s Fjord and/or Caduceus. But since I love found family dynamics, I am also very open to writing ensemble or whole party stories.

I love writing platonic/queerplatonic relationships, hurt/comfort, whump, AUs (both canon divergence or the out-of-universe kind – let’s talk if you have an idea!), characters with mental illness, aromantic, asexual, or trans characters/headcanons (though for trans ones, I’m much more familiar with transmasculine topics), and autistic or ADHD headcanons.

Unwilling to address: No fics with significant romantic or sexual themes or content (a possible exception may be if it’s for a story exploring aromantic or asexual identity, definitely check with me to confirm though), permanent major character death, “genderbends,” or AUs in which any of the protagonists are evil or bigoted. While I am willing to write dark/violent/intense situations (hence offering up to an M rating), the story must still end on a hopeful note (even if things are still not wholly fixed/resolved).

Notes: The 15k max mentioned in the bidding section is just to make 100% sure I can deliver on your bid, but it is entirely possible that I could end up writing more for a prompt that’s a good fit! If you want to check in with me before the auction closes about an idea you have and see if it’s one of those ones that really vibes well – especially if you’re considering making a fairly significant donation – I would love to talk with you about it!

Minimum Bid: $10

Astriiformes Auction #2

Organizations this auction benefits: Life After Hate *, Manomet *, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund *, Votebeat *, The Ace and Aro Advocacy Project

Type of fanwork: Fan labor
Subtype(s): Betaing, Specialist expertise (about a profession, hobby, subculture, etc)
Fandom(s): Tolkien: The Hobbit (book), Lord of the Rings (books), Lord of the Rings (movies), Critical Role, Star Wars: Original Trilogy, Prequel Trilogy, Legends / Extended Universe, Rogue One
Highest rating: M (Mature)
Length/scope: Depends how much the bidder contributes. Up to 5k for the minimum bid, plus an additional 1k per $2 added after that

Especially interested in: For Tolkien: Legolas-centric or full-Fellowship ensemble stories.

For Critical Role: Percy and/or Keyleth-centric stories for Campaign 1, Fjord and/or Caduceus-centric stories for Campaign 2, and full-party ensemble stories for either.

For Star Wars: Original Trio (especially Luke) and Rebellion-centric stories.

In general I am big on team bonding, fun/creative AUs, aro, ace, and trans fic, and hurt/comfort stories!

Unwilling to address: I can’t help with fics with significant romantic or sexual themes or content (a possible exception may be if it’s for a story exploring aromantic or asexual identity, definitely check with me to confirm though), although if your story includes a canon relationship but doesn’t particularly center on their romance, that’s fine.

No fics with permanent major character death, “genderbends,” or AUs in which any of the protagonists are evil or bigoted. I would prefer stories that end on a hopeful note, even if they contain dark content.

Notes: I’m perfectly happy to offer either more early development story help (helping you with your plot or worldbuilding, brainstorming, being available for questions on certain topics as you plan, etc), after-the-fact beta services (reading over your work and offering constructive criticism), or some combination of the two – whatever suits your own writing style best! I’ll just want to establish which you want up front. I can help you with beta/sensitivity reading or specialty advice focused on a few different areas, among them: writing aromantic, asexual and trans characters (though note that I am mostly qualified to speak on transmasculine topics), ADHD and autistic experiences, and help with speculative fiction worldbuilding – especially rooted in real-world science topics, particularly biology. I love helping people with really complicated ideas and with thinking about things like character voice and characterization or how to adapt canon to fit certain AUs.

I also have some fandom-specific knowledge I can offer help with, as for LotR I am fairly familiar with Tolkien’s conlangs, and for Critical Role I am very knowledgeable about D&D rules, mechanics, classes, and spells.

Minimum Bid: $5

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astriiformes · a day ago
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fandomtrumpshate:

Bidding is now open for Fandom Trumps Hate 2021!

Don’t forget to read our bidding policies first, then head on over to the offerings blog and place your bids!

Remember: check the spreadsheet first to make sure you’re beating the current high bid. If two people bid the same amount, or someone bids less than the current high, the earlier bid wins. Bidding ends Friday at 8PM EST, and bids timestamped later than 8:00:05PM will not be counted.

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astriiformes · a day ago
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friendshipcampaign:

This week the gang received some unsolicited cryptic advice from prophetic worms, and now I no longer want to receive intel in any other fashion

Plant descriptions and text as provided by the DM below the cut! The worms did their best but it’s hard to chew good calligraphy.

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