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Give me one or more characters, and I'll tell you:

First impression
Impression now
Favorite moment
Idea for a story
Unpopular opinion
Favorite relationship
Favorite headcanon
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So first of all, I won something at the [ profile] wicked_awards! Thanks a lot, guys!

Second of all, here's the other fic for [ profile] spook_me. I feel a bit rusty writing fic, so I hope this works. I think it ended up more sad than spooky.

Title: It Raineth On The Just
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 6)
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~1700
Author's note: Written for the [ profile] spook_me challenge "Aquatic monster".
Summary: After the events of "Tabula Rasa", Giles leaves Sunnydale and returns home to London. If it can still be his home after everything he's been through over the last few years. And who are those mysterious shapes who keep following him down rainy streets…?

You're an old man sitting by the fire, you're the mist rolling off the sea
You're a distant memory in the mind of your creator, don't you see?

- Nick Cave

November, unsurprisingly, had settled into a long wet drizzle, yet he kept going for long walks, down crowded streets, through the parks, along the river, in clothes and shoes that were up to the job and a proper sturdy umbrella. )
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Right, it's been a while since I posted anything. So here's the first of two fics for this year's [ profile] spook_me challenge. The other one should be up sometime later tonight if I can just get it to play (not very) nice.

This is a crack crossover I've had in my head for years, and figured this was as good a time as any to write it.

Title: In Which Pooh Discovers A Blue Box
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Winnie The Pooh/Doctor Who (Tenth Doctor)
Rating: PG
Word count: ~1800
Warnings: ***Character death***
Author's note: Written for the [ profile] spook_me challenge "Shapeshifter".
Summary: The Doctor is delighted to land in the Hundred Acre Woods. Well, he would be. But what sort of trouble will the Doctor's arrival bring for Pooh and his little friends?

"You made a bear!"
"I didn't mean to..."

- Buffy the Vampire Slayer

On this particular day Pooh was out walking after having played Pooh-Sticks all morning, when he came to an open place in the middle of the forest, and in the middle of this place was a large blue box, and, from within the box, there came a loud vworping-noise. )

Children by aquiles-soir (SFW)

27 October 2016 00:29
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Fandom: Stranger Things
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: The kids - Dustin, Mike, Lucas and Eleven
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: aquiles-soir on DA and on tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: Excellent detail (enlarge it to see), great likenesses, and really brilliant coloring and lighting. An amazing ensemble piece of the kids. 
Link: Children

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

26 October 2016 03:04
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Partners in Crime , Spike/Dawn by [personal profile] shapinglight.

The Green , Spike/Buffy by [profile] foxstarreh.

Shadows of a Mothers Love, Tara/Dawn/Spike, They Key to a Parent's Heart, OCs and A Key's Shadow , Dawn by [personal profile] kerkevik_2014.

Chapter Seven of Muzzled and Chapter Seven of Sunshine and Shadows by [personal profile] slaymesoftly.

[community profile] fantas_magoria re-watches "Doomed" .

The Summer 2016 issue of Slayage is up.

EW posts EC's tv diary. Spoilers for the recent Walking Dead episode .

TulsaWorld talks to JM.
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It's time for our regular reccer recruiting post, and to look ahead to the next month. So far we have NO volunteer reccers who signed up for November.


It would of course be awesome if we had recs this November. 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 reccers have volunteered for December either, 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 November, December 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.

Open Rec Posting

The monthly open reccing period for all members starts now and lasts until the end of October. If you are looking for something to inspire you, the prompt for this week is "Party", but that's totally optional for the recs. However they do still have to conform to the usual rec format and follow the rules for what is allowed to be recced here.

(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.)

two hobbits... by faQy (SFW)

25 October 2016 18:45
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Fandom: Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Merry & Pippin in Isengard
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: watercolours
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [ profile] faqy / [ profile] chechula

Why this piece is awesome: I love this watercolour sketch of the hobbits picknicking in the ruins of Isengard. This artist makes such charming and delightful work.

Link: two hobbits...
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Fandom: Kingsman: The Secret Service
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Harry "Galahad" Hart/Gary "Eggsy" Unwin
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist Website/Gallery: [ profile] kingbirdkathy

Why this piece is awesome: I'm not sure what's going on in this picture. It kinda looks like Harry and Eggsy were cuddling while reading books, and Eggsy fell asleep in Harry's arms. Anyway, it's adorable.

Link: Hartwin Guest by kingbirdkathy
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[personal profile] snickfic
I didn't realize it'd been so long since I caught up with this! First, I don't remember if I've mentioned it here, but I've started a monthly Pens prompt comm that runs through Tumblr and AO3, called Pens Monthly (my skill at naming stuff, let me show you it). And I have accidentally written almost 12k for it just in the past two months, oops. But also yay?

First, mer!Geno/Flower where they commiserate on their respective non-productivity during the playoffs:
Buddy Breathing (4948 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Marc-Andre Fleury/Evgeni Malkin
Characters: Marc-Andre Fleury, Evgeni Malkin
Additional Tags: Merpeople, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, 2015-2016 NHL Season, Old Friends, Pittsburgh Penguins

There was no point in telling Flower last night hadn’t been his fault. Zhenya knew what that conviction felt like, how hard it was to shake. Sid had coaxed Zhenya out of that mood once or twice, but earnestness came easy to Sid. Somehow he found the kinds of words that always eluded Zhenya.

Zhenya couldn’t be Sid. He knew better than to try. Abruptly he said, “You want to swim?”

(A mer!Geno fic)

And then Conor Sheary/Brian Dumoulin, aka the fic where I finally write the tiny!alpha/large!omega heat sex fic of my dreams, since I never managed to write that for Jared/Gen. Dubious bonus: I fell head over heels for Brian Dumoulin while writing this, and am devastated to find that there is almost no fic about him.
one giant eggplant emoji (6658 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Brian Dumoulin/Conor Sheary
Characters: Brian Dumoulin, Conor Sheary
Additional Tags: Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Mating Cycles/In Heat, Vaginal Fisting, Knotting, Insecurity, Size Difference, Sappy, Pittsburgh Penguins

He was so tall. Conor mostly forgot that, somehow. Dumo was the first of the Wilkes-Barre guys to make it to the show, but he was still one of them, an equal - until now, as Conor surveyed the terrain and felt pretty damned unequal.

Dumo met Conor’s eyes. His cheeks were apple-red. “Please?” Dumo said, as though even now Conor might leave him hanging.

Finally, the Beauty and the Beast horror fic I wrote for Darkest Night (no gore, just creepyness):
Oh, I Couldn't Put It Down (1387 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Belle (Disney), Beast (Disney)
Additional Tags: Horror, Transformation

The library is Belle's favorite place in the entire world.

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Some may have laughed when a 19-year-old “meninist” told women to hold in their periods, but this lack of basic knowledge sidelines real women's health issues and experiences, writes Hayley Smith

Pre-Code resources

24 October 2016 17:12
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[personal profile] rydra_wong
(For personal reference and for anyone else considering diving in.)

Mick LaSalle's two books on the subject:

Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood

Dangerous Men: Pre-Code Hollywood and the Birth of the Modern Man

Both are very readable and (IMHO) deeply fannish, in the sense of combining deep analysis with utterly geeky enthusiasm and biased love for the topics being discussed. Full of great recommendations, too -- I've found wonderful films via LaSalle's recs that I've never heard of in any other context. Celebrating Pre-Code Hollywood Cinema, 1930-1934

A website with vast numbers of reviews and useful starting points, e.g. What is Pre-Code Hollywood? and My List of Essential Pre-Code Hollywood Films.

The Toast: Pre-Code Movies Worth Watching (previously linked)

The Nitrate Diva: Pre-Code A to Z: 26 Favorites:

I decided to do a pre-Code A to Z, with a different title for each letter in the alphabet, because I wanted to feature a weird, slightly arbitrary collection of pre-Codes instead of a traditional top ten.

(Great as a sampler of the sheer range, glories and oddities of pre-Code films.)

TV Tropes: The Pre-Code Era (warning for the rabbit hole that is TV Tropes) (includes films from 1928 and '29, whereas a lot of guides count "pre-Code" as starting properly in 1930, when the Code was officially adopted but roundly ignored)

TV Tropes: The Hays Code

Cinematically Insane: Screening Report: The 1933 Pre-Code Festival

Not pre-Code-specific, but relevant to film history interests:

You Must Remember This

Podcast, available on iTunes or your podcatcher of choice, about "the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood's first century" (and skewing fairly heavily towards the first half of that century).

Generally thoughtful and well-researched, with a deliberate focus on telling the stories of women, LGBT people, POC, and others dis-privileged within the Hollywood system -- but that makes it sound dry; instead, as the Guardian puts it, it "sounds like a dreamy mix of film noir voiceover, 1940s gossip column and Pathe news broadcast." Writer/performer Karina Longworth says: "I wanted the show to feel like something spooky that you would hear late at night on a drive through the middle of nowhere."

Assorted articles about it:

The Guardian: You Must Remember This: the woman spilling Hollywood's long-held secrets
Jezebel: A Chat With the Creator of Can't-Miss Classic Hollywood Podcast You Must Remember This
KQED: Karina Longworth Talks ‘You Must Remember This’ Before Going on Hiatus

If you've got links (or recommendations of your own) to add, please add 'em!
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Nature & brutalism
This section of crumbling wall is in the middle of Imperial College London's South Kensington campus. The ivy Virginia Creeper (h/t to [personal profile] sillymouse for the botanical correction) that masks it is presently changing from red to green, drawing attention to the contrast between it and the functional brutalist buildings surrounding it.

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

24 October 2016 03:26
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Scooby Does , Spike/Buffy/Willow and Not Without You , Buffy by [personal profile] the_moonmoth.

Chapters Three & Four of Muzzled and Chapters Three & Four of Sunshine and Shadow by [personal profile] slaymesoftly.

Starting at midnight GMT on October 27 (6 PM EST in the U.S. on Oct 26) [community profile] buffyversetop5 will be celebrating Halloween through all the time zones until midnight November 1. Five days for you to bring your all-time favorite recs of fics, vids, graphics, anything and everything fandom has produced in all the Whedon fandoms! All time periods before 2016 are eligible for posting and, as always, crossover content is A-OK, so get those lists ready!
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Fandom: American Horror Story, American Horror Story-Asylm
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Sister Mary Eunice
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA
Why this piece is awesome: I love the inkwork here -- it manages to feel both loose and sketcy and completely finished at the same time, and I really like the way the artist integrates the toned paper into the lettering. It's a nice touch combining the bleeding/white nun of the ads with this character.
Link: AHS-Asylum

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

23 October 2016 03:05
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Chapters One & Two of Sunshine and Shadows and Chapters One & Two of Muzzled , Spike/Buffy by [personal profile] slaymesoftly.

[community profile] seasonal_spuffy is extending their call for banners until October 25.

EW shows us a BtVS coloring book here, here and here .

Song of Gondor by Norloth (SFW)

22 October 2016 20:07
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Fandom: Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: montage illustrating Aragorn's song to Gondor
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [ profile] norloth / Norloth Art

Why this piece is awesome: The poetry is such an integral part of the book I'm a little suprised there seem to be so little fanart inspired by it. I love the way this particular work combines the text of the poem with the illustration of it. It reminds me a little of mediaeval illuminated manuscripts but also of leaded glass windows. Such lovely lines and colours.

Link: Song of Gondor

Yes excellent

22 October 2016 16:30
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Via [personal profile] sovay: here is a gif of Miriam Hopkins kissing Fredric March and Gary Cooper at the end of Design for Living.

In case anyone might need it for Tumbling purposes, or find it useful to have a taster to indicate whether this film would be relevant to their interests.

Not guilty does not mean innocent

22 October 2016 11:00
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Posted by Guest Blogger

The overturning of Ched Evans’ rape conviction isn’t just an exception, it’s a threat to the fabric of institutions that campaign to protect women, writes Rashida Islam

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

22 October 2016 03:04
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Buffyverse icons by [profile] scarred_loretta.

Storywonk podcast talks Bargaining Parts 1 & 2 .

Bufferingthevampireslayer podcast talks The Pack .

Soundcloud podcast talks Bad Eggs.

Hypable podcast talks The Prodigal & The Ring .

USAToday includes Fear, Itself in their "20 TV episodes to get you into the Halloween spirit".

Screenrant lists "15 Stars You Forgot Appeared On Angel".
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Basket or boat?
I call this a laundry basket. Keiki and Humuhumu claim they are in a boat.

Poll #17709 Basket or boat?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 57

They are sitting in a

View Answers

4 (12.1%)

29 (87.9%)

That oblong of white plastic contains multitudes. Do not constraint its identity as above.

View Answers

52 (100.0%)

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So apparently Joss has said in an interview that he's a Spike/Buffy shipper, though he does later take it back a bit and calls himself a Spike/Angel shipper instead.

It's been ages since I've been to Whedonesque (it does still exist, right?) but the old schadenfreude-loving Buffy fan in me wants to make some popcorn and go see if anyone's posted the interview there yet... ;)

And just yesterday I was feeling all nostalgic for the good old times of wanking in the Buffy fandom!

eta After I posted this, I though: "Damn, it's been ages since I watched Buffy, I should really rewatch it" and then I remembered that I just rewatched it last year...

Stop sexual harassment in schools

21 October 2016 08:12
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Posted by Charlotte Davies

The Women and Equalities Committee has reported alarming levels of sexual harassment in schools. Charlotte Davies calls for action

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

21 October 2016 03:09
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Like a Cancer and Spike's Trick or Treat Game, Spike/Buffy by [personal profile] katleept.

Chapter Fifteen of The Soul Lies Down by [personal profile] the_moonmoth.

Imdb lists BtVS characters by their screen time.

UK.complex talks to Joss about Spike & Buffy and doing a Star Wars film.

A Gen Thing

20 October 2016 15:02
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I won an award! Whee!


I am amused that a story (still a WIP, until next month) about slayer sexual response research would win "Best Gen", but it's true that there's very little actual sex in it. Poor Buffy.

So many wonderful friends also won awards, and can I just say, "Keep it up, guys! You're doing great!"

I'm pleased that a story that I beta'd won an award in the Angst category: [personal profile] shapinglight's Third Wheel, a fascinating look at what would have happened if Darla was the "lady" Buffy became in Halloween, and what that might mean when she and Angel get together. Another fun one is the other winner in the Gen category, [personal profile] st_salieri's Desert Wonderland. Check 'em out!

Tonight, I'm headed to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, drag!

Pokémon Go: Week 13 + Abyssrium

20 October 2016 13:43
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  • My three 10 km eggs hatched into: a relatively low CP Jynx (grumble), a high CP Pinsir (sigh) aaaaaand….A SCYTHER. The last was new to me and also very powerful. So I’m happy. I’m saving the fourth 10 km egg for when I level up.
  • Nearly finished with Level 24. So...close...want....Lucky...Egg...argh.
  • I cracked and did some boring Pidgey evolutions because I was so tired of hauling around loads of them.
  • My Pokédex claims I have attempted and failed to catch a Nidoqueen and an Exeggcutor. I find this irritating because I cannot recall seeing either.
  • I walked my Jigglypuff for sufficient candies so that they’re ready to evolve along with the Omanyte and the Seel. Now walking my Clefairy because even though I’ve only caught a few, it’s only 1 km per candy.
  • I reached Silver level on the Breeder medal for hatching 100+ eggs, and Silver on the Fisherman medal for catching 50 big Magikarp. I also have sufficient candies to evolve a third Gyarados. Typically I earn enough candies to be able to fully power up my highest CP Magikarp before I do the evolution as well. It’s a bit ridiculous.
  • I think I’m seeing a greater variety of Pokémon spawns near my house. Don’t get me wrong, the majority are still comprised of Magikarp, Goldeen, Poliwag, Psyduck, Slowpoke and Staryu and occasionally the evolved forms of these (apart from Gyarados - I’ve never seen a wild Gyarados). But I see Eevee, Oddish, Zubat and even Drowsee now, where I would only have ever seen Pidgey and Rattata previously. The change seems to have happened around the time the nests were rearranged. Has anyone else observed this?

Abyssrium, which I’d almost stopped playing entirely, has a Halloween event going on. Sir Tap Tap’s guide has been updated so that you can optimise your candy usage to collect all the ghost and bone fish. I’m enjoying the theme, as you can see from my reef below, with its pumpkins, candles, tombstones, ghost fish and bone turtle.

+2 )

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

19 October 2016 03:32
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The winners of the No Rest For The Wicked Awards have been announced. Congratulations to all.

Buffyverse and AtSverse icons by [personal profile] teragramm.


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