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Poll #17466 Battle of the Choux
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 22


Choux fight! Who will win?

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éclair
8 (36.4%)

profiterole
14 (63.6%)



In other news, Boaty McBoatface, the submarine, is to live on the RRS Sir David Attenborough, the ship. All the internet's dreams have just come true.
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Fandom: Hamilton
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Pencil
Artist on DW/LJ: None
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] astuller
Why this piece is awesome: Faaaaaces! It's no surprise that I gravitate toward expressive faces in art in this fandom, and this piece--really a collection of sketches--is like the inside of my head sometimes. Especially Hamilton's giddiness on being chosen for the Constitutional Convention.
Link: Hamilton sketches
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Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Remus Lupin/Sirius Black
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium:
Artist on DW/LJ: [livejournal.com profile] epithalamium
Artist Website/Gallery:

Why this piece is awesome: I like the story this short comic tells. Remus and Sirius are adorable, and I like the sparse use of colour.

Link: Against the cold.

Zons.

5 May 2016 20:57
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Last Sunday the weather was stunning - blue skies, sunshine - a much needed improvement after lots of proverbial April weather with rain and even hail.

Ignoring the desk and the clutter we decided to do some local sight-seeing, visiting a place that the kid had not seen yet. Zons is an old fortified town by the Rhine.

Last weekend they had a medieval market and fair which also included the re-enactment of a famous battle.
We did not witness the battle, but still had a very good time in the sun.

Picspam )
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Fandom: Master and Commander
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Stephen Maturin, Jack Aubrey
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: bangalore-monkey on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Starting off this month of Master and Commander recs with Stephen and Jack of course. This is by a caricature artist, and they're both very recognisable. I like the exaggeration of their features, with the way Stephen's forehead suggests his intellect, and the pugnacious look to Jack's nose and chin. The sketchy almost-monochrome background works well.
Link: Master and Commander
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I finished Daredevil season 2, finally, and would appreciate fic recs for: anything Elektra, Frank/Matt or Frank/Karen (I feel like I'm gonna be lucky about the latter but not sure exactly what you want??), or any post season 2 OT3's (doesn't have to be shippy, just Matt + Foggy + Karen interacting however.)

Crossovers always welcome.

Spoilers in the comments, probably.
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Fandom: Hamilton
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Alexander Hamilton
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Digitally colored pencil
Artist on DW/LJ: None
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] grrrenadine, Redbubbble store
Why this piece is awesome: I love the expressive lines and woodblock style of this piece. It's a quiet moment, which is just what I needed on my second day home sick in a row!
Link: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow on tumblr
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The People in Question , Spike/Buffy by [profile] garnigal.

Teamwork is Magic , Spike/Buffy by [personal profile] torrilin.

New Community : puzzleprompts accepts all fandoms, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
We welcome fic in all genres, ratings, and pairings.
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Fandom: Hamilton
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Digital (?) painting
Artist on DW/LJ: None
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] halorvic
Why this piece is awesome: Hey, I'm back, with more Hamilton fanart! Started out this month with one heck of a cold, but what better to cheer us all up than a reminder of who, exactly, is the smartest one in the room? It's Alexander Hamilton, it's always Alexander Hamilton. I love Vic's style, and Hamilton's expression and Burr's body language are perfect.
Link: Smartest In the Room

Yavanna by ullakko (SFW)

3 May 2016 19:19
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Fandom: Tolkien
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Yavanna
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: ink + copics + photoshop
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] ullakko / [tumblr.com profile] ullathynell / Ulla Thynell illustration

Why this piece is awesome: I love the way this work manages to convey the sheer force and vitality I've always associated with Yavanna. And also how perfectly it illustrates this quotation from The Silmarillion: Some there are who have seen her standing like a tree under heaven, crowned with the Sun; and from all its branches there spilled a golden dew upon the barren earth, and it grew green with corn; but the roots of the tree were in the waters of Ulmo, and the winds of Manwë spoke in its leaves.

Link: Yavanna (DeviantART) or here (Tumblr)
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MediaWiki upgrade updates!

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One major issue still outstanding is a problem with page titles containing non-Latin characters or certain punctuation not displaying correctly. This problem is also responsible for the "Database errors" that sometimes appear on other pages linking to them. In order to resolve this, we'll be doing some work on our internal database today, May 3rd, in the evening UTC. During that time, there will be another one- or two-hour window when editing will be turned off, but there should be no downtime.

UPDATE: The database maintenance has been completed successfully, and the character encoding issues have been resolved! Most affected pages have been automatically changed to their correct titles, but there are a few cases (e.g. some titles consisting entirely of Cyrillic, Japanese, or Greek characters) that will need to be moved manually. If you see any pages that still need updating, let us know!

You may have also noticed that the Fanlore Search now has an autocomplete feature! We had some issues with the autocomplete function in the past (which caused it to negatively affect site speed and performance), but the recent upgrades have made several improvements, so we have turned the autocomplete back on on a trial basis. Please let us know if you notice any lags or performance issues with the site!

We will continue to post updates and additional information about the changes and Fanlore's new features, so watch this space!

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The Wiki Committee has been hard at work on a number of other internal projects and outside requests. We are also working to improve our internal documentation and procedures.

Since our last update, Sierra W. has stepped down from the Wiki Committee, bring our current committee to a total of 7 members. Sierra will remain a Fanlore editor and a Gardener, so look out for her around the wiki!

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Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] trowicia

Why this piece is awesome: The art is fine and delicate. Love the subtle use of color and the sweetness of this piece and the angst lurking underneath.

Link: Safe With Me.

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Posted by D H Kelly

On Blogging Against Disablism Day, D H Kelly argues that it's possible to support a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy without undermining the dignity of disabled people


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Fandom: The 100
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Raven
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: Sketch and Digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] mevsmine
Why this piece is awesome: This is a combined medium piece, with a drawn layer over a digital edit layer. What I love about this is that sketch portrait of Raven is highlighted by the metal crane that Finn made her in the background, with textures and colors that give the piece depth.

Link: Raven and stars
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Mine, all mine
Keiki and "his" box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Thanks to him, I have discovered that if you manage to prise the leftover milk from a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch out of your possessive baby's fingers and add it to your morning cup of filter coffee, you can create a pumpkin spice latte.
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Fandom: Inception
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Yusuf, Eames, Arthur, Ariadne, Saito, Ficher
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA Instagram Blog
Why this piece is awesome: I envy artists that can bridge the line between realism and caricature in their cartoon portraits and these are just wonderful.Incredibly expressive,they capture the essence of the characters while still maintaining a genuine likeness.
Link: Inception
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True Thomas , Spike/Buffy by [personal profile] shapinglight.

Summer Of Giles is now open for sign-ups.

Spike and Spike/Buffy banners by [personal profile] comlodge.

Take this survey for a PhD student. May take around 20-30 minutes to fill in and you have to be 18 or over to participate.

fics what I have posted

29 April 2016 22:25
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I participated in a "flash fiction" exchange recently, with no minimum and three days to write. The scare quotes are because in those three days I wrote 3600 words /o\ But the result is the "our NHL with bonus magic" kind of AU, with pining and minor nature porn.

Almost as Bright (3619 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin
Characters: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin
Additional Tags: Nature, Pining, Fantasy
Summary:

Last night Zhenya was in a club in Moscow. This morning he's lying naked on the beach of a lake he doesn't recognize. This has never happened to him before.


And today someone asked for Tanger/his temper/Sid, and this is what came out. I had a lot of fun writing a looser, wilder voice than my usual for this fandom. I couldn't keep it up for a longfic, but for 1k, it was fun.

in line (1043 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sidney Crosby/Kris Letang
Characters: Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang
Additional Tags: Shower Sex, Semi-Public Sex
Summary:

Tanger’s laugh this time is real: temper past. “You gonna reward me? Keep me in line?”

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The Dance , Buffy/Angel by [personal profile] angelus2hot.

Run This Town , BtVS/SPN crossover by [personal profile] verucasalt123.

Chapter Nine of I Would Still Have Loved You by [personal profile] slaymesoftly.

[profile] lims_btvs is looking for sign-ups .

Spike/Buffy banners created for [community profile] seasonal_spuffy by [personal profile] comlodge.

[profile] btvs_fans will be starting a weekly re-watch of the series .

EW lists Buffy Summers as No. 3 on their "25 Greatest (and 5 Worst) Superheroes : We count down the best versions of beloved (sometimes) caped crusaders – and name-check a quintet of super-zeroes". "As quick with a quip as she is with a stake, the wonder of Whedon's vamp vanquisher, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, is that she's both super and human. Put it this way, how many heroes have a distinctive, relatable enough personality to make a night in the library appealing? Of course, that's without mentioning her protection against a never-ending parade of Hellmouth horrors. With Buffy, that's merely a friendship perk — not the point".

DenOfGeek salutes The Zeppo .
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Keiki with Grandma & Grandpa
Grandma and Grandpa teach Keiki how to make a grass blade whistle.

The wild Keiki in the grass
Behold the wild Keiki in the grass.

It has taken three days of my six-day trip here to sort out my parents' internet connection, which is a bit longer than I'd hoped to spend on it. The important thing is that it seems to be working now. There was an intermittent problem which took a while - and multiple calls to service provider & visits by technicians - to fix. They ended up replacing all of the coax cable ends and connectors from the pole to the wall socket in house and that did the trick. The last tech also found a problem with the incoming signal from the roadside, which has presumably been affecting all my parents' elderly neighbours whether they knew it or not, so that should get fixed as well. Probably after I leave, which is non-ideal, but it will hopefully end up helping to vindicate the World's Most Expensive Tech Support Trip.

Last night I made the mistake of going to bed at 21:30, which meant I was wide awake at 04:30. It's going to take a lot of cups of tea to keep me awake for another 2.5 hours. I'd better get started on that.

ETA: Forgot to tell the best part of the story so far, which is the bit where my parents meticulously recorded my flight details on their wall calendar...on the wrong day. This resulted in me popping out from baggage claim after my (delayed) 9.5 hour flight and an hour's slog through immigration/border control with my suitcase and a delirious baby in a pushchair and not finding my father, who is usually strolling up and down the Arrivals hall.

I got out my mobile and dialed my parents. Dad answered after three rings. "Hello?"
"Hi Dad, it's me. Where are you?"
"I'm here!"
"Okay, where?"
"What?"
"Where, specifically, are you? Are you in Arrivals, or the car park, or outside?"
There is a long and ominous pause.
"I'm at home. Aren't you arriving tomorrow?"
"...No, Dad, I'm in the airport."

NB: My parents live over an hour's drive from the nearest international airport. That was an expensive taxi ride.

I'm sure this memory will be funny eventually. Like in five years or so.

Bros by TCustodis (SFW)

28 April 2016 22:24
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Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Gerard & Mikey Way
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: gouache?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] tcustodis / [tumblr.com profile] tcustodisart

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a beautiful and many-layered work. The use of stylistic elements from Klimt's The Kiss emphatises the closeness of the Way brothers and their solemn faces taken together with the rich gold and jewel-tones gives the work an almost religious air.

Link: Bros (DeviantART) or here (Tumblr)
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Chapter Eighteen of Melting Fire by [profile] freecat15.

[personal profile] dragonyphoenix is requesting help for a friend looking for examples of an AU/All-Human Spuffy fic that was turned into general romance novel for her graduate thesis.
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Very cross with my edition of The Naughtiest Girl in the School, right now.


This book was written in the 1940s.
The kids are given two pounds each week for pocket money.
Said pounds are made up of 100 pence each.


GRRR.


Judicious googling confirms my suspicion that the original edition had them receiving two shillings each week.

Why, oh why do people think these things need to be dumbed down? Either the kids won't notice the weird currency, or else they WILL notice and will therefore LEARN something!



This is actually annoying me more than the American editions of Harry Potter.

This is a thing that is good

27 April 2016 08:24
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Manchester Asda introduces 'quiet hour' to help autistic shoppers

N.B. Despite the headline, it's not directed at autistic shoppers alone, but anyone who has difficulty with noise and disturbance.

(And how nice that the guy pioneering it is someone who knows about the problem first-hand from his experiences with anxiety, and is willing to be out about that.)

It still wouldn't solve some problems (like fluorescent lighting), and also it's at 8am when some of us are not capable of being human, but god, what a step in the right direction that people are actually thinking about this shit.

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