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26 September 2015 @ 07:40 pm
KaraSam and other writing things  
While poking around in my LJ for something else, I found a couple more ficlets that I never crossposted to AO3 (I've never moved all the drabbles, but anything that's a couple hundred words I figure I might as well). So a couple of them were Kara/Sam and so I do what I've done a bunch, and I type in "Sam" in the Relationship field so it'll bring up the autocompletes that have "Sam" in them. Sam/Kara is usually on the top because it's the biggest that has him in it.

Except it's not there. At all. Like, Sam/EVERYBODY ELSE is in the list. there's Sam/Kara/otherpeople ot3. But Kara/Sam by itself isn't in the list. IT WAS THERE. WHERE THE FUCK DID IT GO??

(I mean, yes, it's just the autocomplete, it's not like the ship doesn't show up at all, I just don't get how it can disappear out of the list or at least doesn't come back when I put in new fics). I sent a message to support, so hopefully they can fix it, or whatever.

Anyway so that made me grumpy. :/

Fiddling with that (and reading old LJ entries - back when I actually made them!) was sorta distracting away from my plan of the week, which was supposed to be put up another chapter of Last Contract, which didn't happen. and get ready for Comes the Hurricane, which sort of happened. I still want to at least start it in Sept since (a) I promised, and (b) it doesn't do any good to wait longer, probably.

However the main thing that happened was that I suddenly realized that the Maximoffs needed to show up in my Marvel Bang so I was busy writing on all that instead. Or really they decided they needed to show up, which is probably a good choice, I just wish I'd thought of it earlier, so I have less to rewrite/figure out again.

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lizardbeth: Kara-Anders IIlizardbeth_j on September 28th, 2015 02:06 am (UTC)
heh, well, the universe is gonna have to tell me directly, not just irritate me with this, to get more fic. :)
The Plaid Slytherin: [BSG] Saul two eyes 2plaid_slytherin on September 27th, 2015 04:30 pm (UTC)
That is weird. :( Poor Sam. I had to type out "Renly Baratheon/Loras Tyrell" the other day, but the tag took when it posted. I'm getting the same thing when I go pretend to post Kara/Sam.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on September 28th, 2015 02:07 am (UTC)
it's so weird. I thought the autocomplete was automated, but apparently not? I don't know, it was there before, I'm sure I didn't have to type it all in for Black Sails and yet now it's not there at all. :(

Thanks for checking that it's not just me!
Gramma Lunacylanalucy on September 27th, 2015 08:28 pm (UTC)
I think it's because the K/S tag just has Sam Anders/Kara Thrace, rather than Sam "Longshot" Anders/Kara "Starbuck" Thrace. Like whoever did the tags didn't include call signs for everybody, which is stupid, because some characters are known almost exclusively by their call signs.

Kara's character tag says Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, but her relationship tags don't include her call sign.

I've never had any problem finding the Kara/Sam tag, but I really don't write very much of it. :D
lizardbeth: Doral - humanslizardbeth_j on September 28th, 2015 02:26 am (UTC)
I think there's something else going on. Somebody's adding the callsigns right now but since the list seems to be changing over to the callsigns without trouble in the few days I've been looking at it, I don't think that's the issue. Like, I know Sam Anders/Tucker Clellan was in the "Sam" autocomplete a few days ago and now it's switched over to appearing as Sam Anders/Tucker "Duck" Clellan. So all the ships should appear, and this one does't. Given it's the third biggest ship in the fandom there are zero reasons Sam/Duck should be in the drop-down and Kara/Sam isn't. And honestly, I've dealt with enough Kara/Lee shipper petty bullshit in my time to not at least wonder if it's not a "mistake". But we'll see what support says when someone takes a look at it.
entertaining in a disturbing way: Kara and Sam kissinglyssie on October 2nd, 2015 04:12 am (UTC)

Maybe there's a thing where length of time since last used cause auto-completes to expire? idk
lizardbeth: Kara - frowny facelizardbeth_j on October 2nd, 2015 05:45 am (UTC)
it's a bug in the code it's a bug in the code *deep breath*

I keep telling myself that, though it sure feels like it's some kind of shipper petty bullshit thing going on because it is mighty irksome to see k/l at the top of the list when you put in kara and then k/s is nowhere to be found at all. Sure, you can choose freaking EVAN LORNE/Kara but not kara and her frakking husband. grrrrrrrrrrrr argh