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FEEDBACK CHALLENGE & GADGE BINGO: Support Your Local Gadge Writer

Every now and then, GadgeFicRecs will post a callout for fics. This time, GFR is calling out for feedback. Feedback is the fuel that keeps fanfic writers going, and we don’t want them to run out of gas. That’s especially important in a ship as small as Gadge.

The challenge is simple. Show Gadge authors some love—then share it! 

From now until Monday (April 17), make a post about the Gadge fics you’ve read recently and say whether you left a review/comment, kudos, or if you reached out to the author in any other way. Mention/tag @gadgeficrecs so we can reblog your post. (You can make one post per fic, or make a post with multiple fics—it’s up to you.) Of course, at the end of the challenge GFR will do a recap with links to everyone’s posts.

Want an extra challenge? Play Gadge Bingo:

Gadge Bingo rules: same as the “easy” challenge, except you have to spell out G-a-d-g-e with the fics you’ve read and left feedback on. You don’t have to repost the actual Bingo card as long as you note which square (e.g. G1, a2, d3, lowercase g1, e2) the fics belong in. 

Happy reading! 

No Planes, No Parachutes: Indoor Skydiving Is Here!

ROSEMONT, IL - MAY 29: Flying instructor David Schnaible ® teaches wind tunnel flying to nine-year-old Liam Harrison at the iFly indoor skydiving facility on May 29, 2014 in Rosemont, Illinois. Guests at the facility are introduced to the sensation of free-fall skydiving as they are lifted into the air by fans which generate an upward draft from 80 to 175 miles per hour inside a 14-foot-wide circular chamber. The company operates about 30 similar facilities around the globe which are used for military and competitive skydiver training as well as recreation. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Photographer Scott Olson captured these powerful photos from Donetsk yesterday when Pro-Russian activists stormed the prosecutors office. They overran the police guarding the building and after taking control of the building and confiscating the police riot gear, police officers were set free.

Top photo:
DONETSK, UKRAINE - MAY 01: A pro-Russian activist tries unsuccessfully to stop people from throwing bricks and stones at police guarding the front of the prosecutor’s office on May 1, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Middle three photos:
DONETSK, UKRAINE - MAY 01: Pro-Russian activists storm the prosecutors office on May 1, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Bottom photo:
DONETSK, UKRAINE - MAY 01: A pro-Russian activist is wounded after storming the prosecutors office on May 1, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine.

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Navy Seabees Train Afghan National Army

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 18: A soldier with the Afghan National Army’s (ANA) National Engineer Brigade tries to make dry land after leaping from the top of a Mabey-Johnson portable pre-fabricated bridge which his unit was learning to construct with the help of U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (MCB) 28 at the ANA’s combined Fielding Center on March 18, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Seabees are attached to the U.S. Army’s 130th Engineer Brigade are responsible for training ANA soldiers various engineering tasks at the facility. In a recent speech to his country’s parliament, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said U.S. troops can leave Afghanistan at the end of the year because his military was ready to take over responsibility for the nation’s security.
Photos by Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Cristiano Ronaldo is interviewed with his son Cristiano Ronaldo Junior after the Champions League Final match between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid.