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4 October 2015 13:34
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[personal profile] lotesse
number of times I have made it through the Hamilton cast recording without uglycrying over the death of his son = approx 0
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Narnia
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Digory Kirke and Polly Plummer in the Wood Between the Worlds
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: coloured pencils & soft pastel pencils
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] felt-heart

Why this piece is awesome: As usual I'm starting with yet another illustration of the Wood Between the Worlds. This time the focus is less on the wood and more on Digory and Polly and the effect the place is having on them. I think the artist has really managed to convey the mood of the scene. And I love the golden greeny colours, it makes the place look just as rich as Digory describes it.

Link: The Wood Between the Worlds
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[personal profile] thady posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] polyminthe

Why this piece is awesome: I love the style and the character design. All three of them look so much like themselves. I love their expressions, I can imagine a story behind this picture.

Link: Night at the Library.

A hole in the world.

4 October 2015 13:47
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Wherever I go, countless others have been before me and they have left their mark on the world.

The scale on which humans change their environment is staggering and open-cast mining is one of the most breath-taking.

There is quite a bit of that around here and rehabilitation efforts are already under way at the same time that old villages are re-located because they're in the way of the huge machines digging up the coal. If you want to read more about these now abandoned villages, here is a picture-post (in German).

Pictures )
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September has been a busy month for Wiki and Fanlore, as we celebrated Stub September. The month long challenge would not be as successful or productive without your contributions. We've seen great contributions to all sorts of fan communities and venues of fannish engagement. The fandoms and characters also benefited from your work with Harry Potter and Buffyverse getting a lot of attention.

We also held an editing party on September 12th, which was attended by ten editors, including some Gardeners and Wiki committee members. Below is a brief summary of some of the topics discussed, which included Stub September, other editing projects, and some new ideas:
September 12th chat summary )

As far as changes within the Wiki Committee itself go: our co-chair Tiyire is back from hiatus, ready to get back to work. Additionally, we also said goodbye to one of our staffers, squidgie. He will remain a Fanlore editor and we hope to see him around on the Recent Changes page.

What's to come?

To provide an opportunity for new and more experienced editors to ask questions and have fun while contributing to Fanlore, we will be holding an editing party on Saturday, October 18th at 17:00 UTC (what time is that in my timezone?) in the Fanlore chat room.

As of October 3rd, 2015, Fanlore has 36,211 articles which have undergone 622,212 edits. We hope to see you on the Recent Changes page!
[personal profile] sine_nomine posting in [community profile] poetry

The world is dark and far.
The birds lie early still.
And all about us are
the workings of His will.

Always the same great star
crosses the wandering sky;
over and over fly
the rapid whippoorwil,

seeking what is to tell;
wrapped in what other sky.
How deep the dark clouds lie
crowded against the hill!

Mist rises under grass;
the little mice lie still.
Time, like an angry glass,
flashes a faint thin chill.

The birds flock down the hill;
the little fawns run by;
the white clouds now lie still
locked in the lake's dark eye.

Summer is gone, and I
run with the first bright dew
into the spinning sky
as all slain soldiers do.

-- Jocelyn Hollis (from Collected Vietnam Poems and Other Poems)

Dilemmas in feminism

3 October 2015 15:11
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Posted by Megan Stodel

Sometimes there are issues that aren't easy to work out. Megan Stodel discusses why she isn't sure whether to campaign for mothers to be added to marriage certificates

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The Ringmaster , NC-17 Buffy/Angelus by [profile] xspike4evax.

Just a few spots left over at [community profile] seasonal_spuffy.

Thinky thoughts on the last Season Ten issue by perpetual.

TheMarySue includes Let Me Rest in Peace in their "Be Prepared for the 13 Best Villain Songs Of All Time,You Poor Unfortunate Souls". "So, Spike is a character who starts out as a villain, becomes a reluctant ally, and then goes through a complicated set of transformations even after that. Marsters’ portrayal of Spike is one of my favorite villains in TV history. He’s weird, complex, alternatively depressed and gleeful in his villainy. And, of course, so is the song. One part passion, one part evil, and one part pure entertainment. Because that’s kinda who Spike is".

Buzzfeed talks SMG's role in Star Wars Rebels.
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[personal profile] goss posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Captain America, Marvel Movieverse
Character: Peggy Carter
Content Notes/Warnings: AU
Medium: Digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: RomanImp Artblog on Tumblr
Why this piece is awesome:Agent Peggy Carter as Captain America. I love how much of Peggy's personality comes through in the style of this drawing, with its strong, bold lines, as well as her confident pose and challenging gaze.
Link: Cap!Peggy

Thing I Never Noticed Before:

3 October 2015 08:26
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[personal profile] deird1
In the Farscape episode Different Destinations, when they've gone back in time at the peace memorial, and Harvey is wearing cowboy boots and playing Home on the Range on the harmonica (yes, this all makes perfect sense in context), his cowboy boots have "ANDY" written on the soles.

Because Crichton is a wonderful human being who apparently loves Toy Story.

Can't believe I never saw that before...

Untitled by Beth Meacham

2 October 2015 10:50
[personal profile] sine_nomine posting in [community profile] poetry

A smear of red on my fingers.
When I was a child, it could have been
Raspberry jam.
But I know that it is
Relic of my daily sacrifice
Another garnet drop welling up
When I wasn't looking.

Medicine is my Goddess
And She has given me my ritual.
Like a Mayan noblewoman
I prick my fingers and
No cenote to carry my red drops to the sea,
They are shed for the machine
That counts the sweetness of the hour.

No one else sees
That when I hold out my hand
In greeting or to make a gesture,
I am holding up a million drops of
And I will shed them one by one,
By my own hand.
It is the price of my life.

-- Beth Meacham (b. 1951)

(Copyright 2008; reprinted without permission and begging forgiveness because "oof" and "more people should know both this poem and its author imho")
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[personal profile] ruuger
One of my favourite pastimes on this rewatch has been looking at the background extras during scenes set in Zocalo, and trying to come up with stories for them. Like, for example in "Born to Purple" there's an Earthforce soldier who seems to be on a date with a rather hideous-looking alien woman, and in the party scene in "Epiphanies" there's a woman in pilot's uniform clearly recreating the famous V-Day kissing photograph with someone who seems to be wearing a ranger uniform. Usually background extras as just that - background - but clearly nobody told that to the extras on B5 because they often seem to be almost trying to steal the show.

But it works in making the station really feel more real; that the show isn't just about the main cast, but also about the quarter of a million other people living on the station.

Also, I like that unlike on many other scifi shows, on B5 'diversity' in crowd scenes doesn't mean "more aliens":

pictures under the cut )

Another thing that I've noticed is that whenever there's a riot or a brawl or something on the station, there are always also women in the fray, giving all they've got (there were even women among the striking dock workers). The women on B5 clearly haven't come all te way to space to miss all the excitement :D

The thing about Babylon 5 is that even though it doesn't always succeed, it at least makes an effort to show a future where sexism, homophobia and racism don't exist (on Earth, at least).

(and yes, you really can spot same sex couples having dinner on the background during restaurant scenes like JMS said)
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Posted by D H Kelly

D H Kelly responds to an article which, in discussing the author's own sexuality, risks reinforcing cultural ideas which make many people feel they are sexually abnormal

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The Slayer and the Dweeb: The Oblectation of Nothingness, Faith/ Andrew by [personal profile] kerkevik_2014.

Chapter Seventeen of What If I Loved You? by [personal profile] slaymesoftly.

Chapter Eight of Stalker by [personal profile] forsaken2003.

It's Willow Ficathon Time !

Voting is now open at the Sunny D Awards .

The Atlantic talks about the rise of BtVS studies. "Scholarly interest in Joss Whedon’s cult classic points to the growing belief that TV shows deserve to be studied as literature".

Buzzfeed talks Buffy and Angel.

hockey rarepairs is LIVE

1 October 2015 21:35
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[personal profile] snickfic
All the wonderful fics are here!

I've got three fics in the exchange, so feel free to guess which ones are mine! One of them is a gimme, though. Like, it is the most obviously snick-fic that has ever ficced.
[personal profile] forestlight posting in [community profile] poetry
Death comes to me again, a girl
in a cotton slip, barefoot, giggling.
It's not so terrible she tells me,
not like you think, all darkness
and silence. There are windchimes
and the smell of lemons, some days
it rains, but more often the air is dry
and sweet. I sit beneath the staircase
built from hair and bone and listen
to the voices of the living. I like it,
she says, shaking the dust from her hair,
especially when they fight, and when they sing.


1 October 2015 18:08
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I'm still not quite done with the Portugal pictures - I keep posting them to remember the holidays. As there is only one more school day (which we'll spend on a field trip) until the autumn break, I should really post some today! Read more... )
[personal profile] sine_nomine posting in [community profile] poetry
(Apologies to the community... this is a bit of a redux because of formatting and cut issues due to unfamiliarity with the Rich Text Editor... but it may not be the same as my previous post because I failed to mark the pieces I'd chosen in the first place and deleted the "test run"(because see "unfamiliarity with the Rich Text Editor") that I did privately in my own journal  before actually double-checking how stuff showed up here! so, witthout further adoo: Here! Have some Tagore!)

According to the author, "Fireflies had their origin in China and Japan where thoughts were very often claimed from me in my handwriting on fans and pieces of silk."

According to the editor of the volume I own (published originally in 1928; I own it in a 1950s reprint), "These exquisite little poems of only two or three lines are of those that in the Orient are written on fans or bits of gay silk. They are gems of thought and of phrasing which often show Tagore at his best."

My fancies are fireflies --
     Specks of living light
          twinkling in the dark.

Each rose that comes brings me greetings
          from the Rose of an eternal spring.
     God honours me when I work,
            He loves me when I sing.

Form is in Matter, rhythm in Force,
     meaning in the Person.

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
     with a grip that kills it.
Wishing to hearten a timid lamp
     great night lights all her stars.

The worm thinks it strange and foolish
     that man does not eat his books.

We gain freedom when we have paid the full
     for our right to live.

Faith is the bird that feels the light
     and sings when the dawn is still dark.

Read more... )

Before the end of my journey
     may I reach within myself
          the one which is the all,
               leaving the outer shell
     to float away with the drifiting multitude
          upon the current of chance and change.

-- Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941)

Anyone up for some comedy?

1 October 2015 14:50
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[personal profile] cesy
[personal profile] enigel and I were going to go to a show in London, by John Finnemore of Cabin Pressure fame. Unfortunately she has a clash, so we're selling our tickets on GetMeIn. It's Wednesday night next week.
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[personal profile] goss posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Captain America, Marvel Movieverse
Character: Bucky Barnes, Winter Soldier
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: Digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Ssarawolf on DA
Why this piece is awesome:I love the way the artist has captured a sense of dynamic motion. There's a lot of passion and feeling in this piece, reflected in the Winter Soldier's blazing eyes, which I find haunting and utterly captivating.
Link: Bitter tears
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Justified
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Raylan Givens
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: drawing (on Bristol Smooth, with Staedtler Lumograph Graphite pencils)
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: mellimac on DA
Why this piece is awesome: One last artwork, as it's still September in a lot of places :)
This is a WIP fragment - a close-up of Raylan's face, with amazing detail. I like this a lot - there's no finished work posted but the fact that it's partial packs a hell of a punch. Very intense and the technique's amazing - enlarge it for the full wow-factor!
Link: WIP 2 Timothy Olyphant

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30 September 2015 16:20
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[personal profile] lotesse
wow super duper didn't realize that Tori Spelling is married to Constable Turnbull.

Sinus Infection From Hell

30 September 2015 13:05
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[personal profile] fenchurch
A month or two ago, I started recognizing the signs of an oncoming sinus/ear infection and did the smart thing... I got in to see my doctor (or rather, her substitute, since my doctor was still on maternity leave at the time) and she got me started on an antibiotic and it seemed to do the trick! I went about my merry way until a few weeks ago, when those signs popped up again, so back I went to the my doctor (who had returned from maternity leave by this point) and she decided to approach it as if it were the same infection, since this was only a few weeks after the first visit, and put me on a more aggressive antibiotic. And it seemed to help, for a few days at least. Last Friday and Saturday were fantastic! Probably the best I'd felt in a few weeks (good timing, because there was a big Geocaching event on the coast that weekend and we had a room reserved out there at our favorite getaway on the beach), but by the time we started heading home Sunday, I was getting increasingly miserable. Called my doctor's office again on Monday and had an appointment that afternoon... that was rather tough for me to get to, since I was just exhausted and feeling beyond crappy. This time, I had a fever and a full-blown raging sinus infection... Oh, yeah, and I was in the middle of an asthma attack and probably had been for awhile. I almost never have problems with asthma anymore and it was getting masked enough by other symptoms that it hadn't occurred to me that might be the problem... I was frankly quite relieved that it wasn't bronchitis.

So, now I'm on an even *more* aggressive antibiotic, a double-dose of Mucinex (it never would have occurred to me to do this, if my doctor hadn't told me to do it) and I'm using my inhaler a few times a day. I also ended up writing an email to classic Spike/Buffy fanfic writer Saber Shadowkitten yesterday to thank her... in her story "Humanitis," a newly human Spike gets a cold and is having trouble swallowing pills... and the solution is to put them in jam and swallow that. I swear, it's possibly one of the most useful things I've ever learned from reading any kind of fiction ever. Mucinex is very hard to swallow (it's big, tastes *awful* and is chalky, meaning it sticks to your tongue and throat) and my current antibiotic is horsepill sized. There's absolutely no way I'd be able to take any of it if I hadn't learned that little trick.

My fever broke yesterday (yay!! I was getting sick of feeling like I was freezing all the time, which is what usually happens when I have a fever) and the pain in my ears and sinuses has pretty much gone away, but my sinuses have gotten even more congested for some reason. I called the Pharmacist yesterday and he reiterated his suggestion from the day before to drink a LOT more fluid, telling me that this particular antibiotic can have a side effect of thickening mucus so that it doesn't drain as easily... which is why he recommended seriously increasing fluid intake, to offset it. He also said that I could try Sudafed, since it wouldn't cause any problems with anything else I'm taking.

Today has been a bit weird. I take my meds, use the inhaler and take some Sudafed and I've got about two hours or so where I feel somewhat approaching normal (or at least normal enough to do more than sleep or play solitaire), then the latter two start to wear off and I can't take more for a few hours, so I end up feeling crappy again and sounding like I'm trying to cough up a lung. But I *am* feeling better... when I think back to Monday, the difference is remarkable. I just have to keep reminding myself of that, because I still feel crappy enough that it's easy to think I'm not getting better.

I've been trying to figure out why I've been getting zapped with these infections so much this year and I have a theory: [personal profile] rackham started his new job in downtown Seattle at the first of the year and commutes by bus. I suspect he's picking up these things and bringing them home to me, without ever getting sick himself. Apparently, another friend whose husband works at the same office (and commutes on the same bus) has a really similar sounding cold right now... which just makes me even more sure my theory is right.

Crossposted from my Livejournal.

"Delta" by Adrienne Rich

30 September 2015 07:02
[personal profile] sine_nomine posting in [community profile] poetry


If you have taken this rubble for my past
raking through it for fragments you could sell
know that I long ago moved on
deeper into the heart of the matter

If you think you can grasp me, think again:
my story flows in more than one direction
a delta springing from the riverbed
with its five fingers spread.

Adrienne Rich (1929-2012)
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[personal profile] ratcreature posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
So sorry, I totally forgot about the regular recruiting/reminder post (where did September go?!), so there is no open reccing period prompt. Still plenty of time to jump in with recs for October, though. Sign-ups for the current month early on are always taken, btw. So far we have TWO volunteer reccers who signed up for October with these fandoms:

* The 100 ([personal profile] tassosss)
* Narnia ([personal profile] turlough)

So while we already have some recs to look forward to in October, it would of course be awesome if we had more recs. There is still plenty of opportunity for you to jump in and volunteer to rec next month (or to convince your friends to do some reccing). And many cheers for all of our members who volunteer to rec, especially if you rec regularly. Your valiant repeat efforts keep the comm alive.

Looking even further ahead so far NO reccer has volunteered for November, so that month definitely still needs some love (and recs! *g*) too. So please consider reccing in a fandom of your choice, whether small or huge, and comment on the sign-up post and volunteer for October, November or even further ahead if you are so well organized, that you know your fannish interests and time commitments in advance. It's only four recs as a minimum, and you can rec any genre or rating. Or promote us to your friends or in your favorite communities so others do the work.

(Comments here are disabled, because I want to bundle volunteering in the sign-up post so that nothing gets lost, and you can see the list of claimed slots there too.)

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

30 September 2015 03:57
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I Wanna Feel The Earth, I Wanna Break It In My Hands, Fred/Illyria by [profile] fluffybkitty.

Home is Where You Are , Spike/Xander by [personal profile] annjej76.

[personal profile] dragonyphoenix does her life according to BtVS .

Tinyfences podcast talks Innocence.

Buffyverse icons by [profile] crazy_cordy.

More news from the Sunnydale Press.

ShoutFactory includes AtS in their "7 Great Genre TV Shows That Had Horrible Pilots". "So why choose Angel? Because the pilot struggled so much through trying to reinvent him and lay out all of the exposition they apparently felt was necessary. The commentary also talks about the idea of Angel as Batman and giving him cool tools like spring-loaded stakes. Really? He’s a super-strong vampire — he doesn’t need gadgets. Plus, Doyle is just not a good foil (yes, it rhymes) to play off against Angel’s angsty brooding. The first half of the below clip is from the unaired pilot (sorry, clips from the real one don’t seem to exist) and the exposition is even worse here, but you get the idea".

Geeknation talks to Clem.

Justified by YETI1000 (SFW)

30 September 2015 19:43
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Justified
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Raylan Givens and Boyd Crowder
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: YETI1000 on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Another great and predictably intense picture with Raylan staring us down - Boyd's lurking in the background here. I love the near-monochrome colours and the fluidity of the "brushstrokes", also the way reflected light's captured on the darker side of Raylan's face. I also like that although we see very little of Boyd he's completely recognisable - guess his collar's a hark back to his preacher days.
Link: Justified
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[personal profile] tassosss posting in [community profile] fanart_recs

Fandom: The 100
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Clarke/Lexa
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: Digital Painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [profile] arniearns16
Why this piece is awesome: This is a poster for a Mad Max Fury Road!AU starring Lexa as Furiosa and Clarke as Max. I love how the characters are slotted into the Mad Max roles, and the new costumes they get in this different apocalyptic future. It's a fun piece that opens up a new world.

Link: Mad Max Fury Road AU! Clarke/Lexa
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Narnia
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Digory Kirke & Polly Plummer entering the Hall of Images

Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] alice-chan

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a strong and evocative work. I love the blocky simplicity and the almost lurid colouring. And the way the presence of Digory and Polly is revealed by their shadows in the light from the open doorway is so cool.

Link: The Hall of Images


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