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28 August 2016 16:17
[personal profile] kay_mulan posting in [community profile] poetry
1 Corinthians 13New International Version (NIV)

13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
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[personal profile] ratcreature posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
I missed the usual reminder post timing (where did August go?!) but there are still reccers needed for the next month. So far we have two volunteer reccers who signed up for September with these fandoms:

* American Gods ([personal profile] mific)
* Kingsman: The Secret Service ([personal profile] dancing_serpent)

So while we already have some recs to look forward to in September, 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 reccers have volunteered for October, 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 September, October 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.

No Open Rec period this month, because this post is so late, and few seem to use these anyway.

(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.)

Visiting Israel

28 August 2016 16:47
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[personal profile] cesy
I am coming to Israel for some winter sun in November, staying in Tel-Aviv from 11th-19th. I am hoping to meet up with local fans, including [personal profile] marina, [personal profile] hagar_972, [personal profile] roga, [personal profile] the_ragnarok and others. Let me know if you're around, or have suggestions of things I should do while there. I've done a lot of the major tourist sites in Tel-Aviv last time, and did a brief tour of the country as a kid, but there's lots more to explore. I may well take a day trip up to Haifa, and be looking for someone to go to Blackout with me. Feel free to pass this on to other local friends.

I am excited!
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Neverwhere
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Door, and the Marquis de Carabas
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: coloured papers - papercutting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: yutaan on DA  and yutaan on tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: A gorgeous piece of papercut art, using coloured and patterned papers to amazing effect. I love all the tiny details, like the ribbons and Door's fingerless gloves and spotted sock! And the Marquis is suitably dashing - it's very cleverly done and absolutely captures them both.
Link: Open Locks Whoever Knocks

St. Ives.

27 August 2016 17:57
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[personal profile] sister_luck
St. Ives is a very pretty place and of course everyone else thinks so, too, so it's teeming with tourists, but not horribly so. It's just very full. Parking is only possible outside the town which I think is absolutely fine, but it's a bit on the expensive side. They could probably pedestrianize more of the area around the harbour - at least during the summer months when they already restrict parking in several streets.

But yes, very very pretty, especially in the evening light:

Pictures )

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26 August 2016 14:57
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[personal profile] lotesse
It is probably not un-connected to the interior work I've been doing the last few weeks that I am also deep into a re-engagement with Madeleine L'Engle, who was my guiding star in childhood and who i have not read for near a decade now. I'm starting with the Murry-O'Keefe stuff, which was always the most important to me, but I maybe have to reread all of it - it's been too long on the Katherine Vigneras books, for sure, and maybe this time around I might like Troubling A Star.

Hard rec on the L'Engle-narrated audiobooks, btw. She has a lovely grandmotherly voice and great readerly affect.

I thought I'd do a post on each of the books, if people want to come talk? And I'm gonna push myself through some of the small fic I've been doing, see if I can successfully put work out sometime here. I miss putting out little fic on a more regular basis, I keep hoarding it all up into these big projects that take forever instead.
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Aule and Yavanna
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: pencil?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] ancaxbre

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a beautiful work. The way Aule and Yavanna are depicted both as personifications of their respective elements and as people is very intriguing. And I love the myriad of details and the serenity of their faces.

Link: Aule and Yavanna
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[personal profile] nanila
In a rare, almost scientific move, I am following up on last week's poll. Here is my new phone case, simultaneously expressing my love of Japanese woodblock printing and Pokémon Go.

Pokemon Go meets Katsushika Hokusai

The Great British Bake Off has begun again. The first episode of the new season aired on Wednesday night. I livetweeted with the other fanpersons on my list. We all fell in love with Selasi Gbormittah. So...who is/are your favourite(s)? (A reminder of the contestants, with photos: Radio Times listing)

Poll #17641 Bake Off 2016
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 16


My favourite(s) on Bake Off this year are:

View Answers

Andrew
3 (18.8%)

Jane
2 (12.5%)

Louise
0 (0.0%)

Selasi
16 (100.0%)

Michael
0 (0.0%)

Benjamina
10 (62.5%)

Candice
8 (50.0%)

Val
3 (18.8%)

Lee
0 (0.0%)

Kate
2 (12.5%)

Tom
0 (0.0%)

Rav
3 (18.8%)

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[personal profile] deird1
Am I the only person left in the world who prefers physical maps to GPS?

Went to a friend's house the other day, and discovered that my Melways (standard Melbourne roadmap) is out of date and doesn't have her street. I mentioned this to a few people - and they all looked puzzled and asked "But... don't you have a GPS?"

Yes. Yes I do have a GPS. And, thanks to my silly Melways, I had to pull out my GPS, dust off the cobwebs, find her street, and trust my GPS to guide me there while I blindly submitted to its knowledge, rather than knowing where the heck I was going.

Call me crazy, but I think there's something to be said for looking at a big piece of paper, and thinking "I am HERE, and I want to be THERE." It makes me feel much more in control. Especially since my GPS has been known to randomly go insane and decide I should be driving down a gravel farm track rather than the freeway.
[personal profile] jazzfish posting in [community profile] poetry
The Solution
by Bertolt Brecht

After the uprising of the 17th June
The Secretary of the Writers Union
Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
Stating that the people
Had forfeited the confidence of the government
And could win it back only
By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?
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Spike's Story , Spike/Dawn and Angel's Bitch , Spike/Angel by [personal profile] katleept.

Show Her Claws , Cordelia/Willow by [profile] brutti_ma_buoni.

[community profile] fantas_magoria re-watches "The Initiative" .

Thinky thoughts on BtVS & AtS by [profile] infinitewhale.

Soundcloud podcast talks The Initiative & Pangs .

Storywonk podcast talks Intervention.

Hypable podcast talks Pangs & I Will Remember You .

Storywonk podcast talks Disharmony.

Redemptioncast podcast talks Provider.

The AVClub talks to Clea Duvall.
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: the glory and fall of Numenor with assorted kings, elves, Maiar and Valar
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] breath-art

Why this piece is awesome: A beautiful work from one of my favourite Silmarillion artists. The colouring in this piece is not as bright and jewel-like as in many of the artist's other works. But to my eyes the more sombre palette adds to the gravity of the piece. The way the colours darken from the top towards the bottom also cleverly illustrates the progressive darkening of Numenor as can be seen in the various depicted scenes from its history.

Link: glory and fallen of Numenor
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[personal profile] ruuger
This draft that's been lingering in my WIPs for a few months now, so this is basically What Ruuger's Been Doing This Summer (answer: watching a lot of TV)
ER

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Fringe

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The Fall

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Cold Feet

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I'm currently rewatching Star Trek: The Next Generation (as those who follow me on Twitter may have noticed) because I bought the bluray set as a birthday present to myself and OH MY GOD SO SHINY. The bluray remaster is unbelievable, and makes the show look like it could have been made today. It really makes me wish that B5 could get a similar hi-def treatment.

In oter news, I have 11 Imzy invites in case someone still needs one. Just give me your email and I'll send you one.

Top 100 movie meme?

23 August 2016 14:30
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[personal profile] beer_good_foamy
Woah, been a while since I posted anything. So why not try to meme this up?

BBC: 177 critics from around the world pick 100 greatest movies of the 21st century (so far)

And it's a good list, too. So the usual bit: Italics for the ones I've seen, bold for the ones I've loved (which isn't necessarily to say I didn't like the ones I don't bold, there are only a few I actively disliked, but there's a whole grey area between "Yeah, that was a really good movie" and "HOLY SHIT YOU LIVE IN MY SOUL"). 

So, how about you?

100. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
100. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
100. Carlos (Olivier Assayas, 2010)
99. The Gleaners and I (Agnès Varda, 2000)
98. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)
97. White Material (Claire Denis, 2009)
96. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)
95. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)
94. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
93. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)
92. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
91. The Secret in Their Eyes (Juan José Campanella, 2009)
90. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
89. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008)
88. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
87. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
86. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
85. A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, 2009)
84. Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)

83. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
82. A Serious Man (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2009)
81. Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011)
80. The Return (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003)
79. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)
78. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013)
77. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)
76. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
75. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)
74. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, 2012)
73. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
72. Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, 2013)

71. Tabu (Miguel Gomes, 2012)
70. Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, 2012)
69. Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)
68. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
67. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)

66. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (Kim Ki-duk, 2003)
65. Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009)
64. The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013)
63. The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky, 2011)
62. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
61. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)

60. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006)
59. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
58. Moolaadé (Ousmane Sembène, 2004)
57. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)
56. Werckmeister Harmonies (Béla Tarr, director; Ágnes Hranitzky, co-director, 2000)
55. Ida (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2013)
54. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011)
53. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
52. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
51. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
50. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2015)
49. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard, 2014)
48. Brooklyn (John Crowley, 2015)
47. Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014)

46. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010)
45. Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)
44. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)
43. Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)
42. Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012)
41. Inside Out (Pete Docter, 2015)
40. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)

39. The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
38. City of God (Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, 2002)
37. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010)
36. Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)
35. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)
34. Son of Saul (László Nemes, 2015)
33. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
32. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)

31. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan, 2011)
30. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)
29. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)

28. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)
27. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)
26. 25th Hour (Spike Lee, 2002)
25. ​Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
24. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
23. Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)
22. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)
20. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
19. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015)
18. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)
17. Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006)
16. Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012)
15. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
14. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012)
13. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
12. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
11. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013)
10. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)
9. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
8. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
7. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)
4. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)

3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
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[personal profile] snickfic
I've been wanting to write Buffy/Faith a/b/o for ages. This is... not exactly what I planned to write? But I enjoyed writing it, and here it is.

as the gentle rain from heaven (1757 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Faith Lehane/Buffy Summers
Characters: Buffy Summers, Faith Lehane
Additional Tags: Watersports, Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Nonnies Made Me Do It
Summary:

Every O watered the flowers at least once; it was part of the teen experience. All the movies said so. It was fine.

Pokémon Go: Week 5

22 August 2016 10:54
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[personal profile] nanila
I was going to post this tomorrow rather than today, but for various reasons am in dire need of cheering up. Please to share with me your Pokésquee if you have any.

  • My Spreadsheet of Evolve finally got to the point where I was ready to pop my Lucky Egg.
  • 67 evolutions in slightly over 30 minutes with eight new Pokémons registered to the Pokedex gave me 74500 XP. The egg ran out just before I finished the last one. I suspect the additional time taken for the Pokedex registrations rendered it impossible to complete them all in time for doubled points.
  • The orgy of evolve wasn’t quite as fun as I was hoping. Partly because I was nervous about getting them all done in time, and partly because frankly it’s boring evolving 11 Pidgeys and 12 Rattatas.
  • This was mitigated by watching my trainer bompf from the end of Level 20 to nearly Level 22. That wasn’t at all tedious. :D
  • Am now Level 22.
  • I now have a Wartortle. Take that, Euston Station.
  • Why did no one look at the Weepinbell and think “flying condom. no. bad idea. back to the drawing board”? Least Favourite Pokémon.
  • I have maxed out the Bird Keeper and Punk Girl medals.
  • Whenever I have grump, I go and poke the Gengar’s tummy, and then there is less grump.

The Two Trees by jankolas (SFW)

20 August 2016 21:23
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Telperion & Laurelin
Content Notes/Warnings:
Medium: copper wire, stone, glass, silver & gold paint
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] jankolas

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a cool and pretty work. I love the way the trees sparkle and shine.

Link: The Two Trees

London Below by mtomsky (SFW)

20 August 2016 20:23
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Neverwhere
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: various
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: layered and stained, laser-cut plywood
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: mtomsky on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Oof - apologies for the gap in posting more Neverwhere fanart, but RL's been hammering me with deadlines. Will fit the rest in before the end of August, promise! This is a beautifully detailed layered woodcut of London Below. I love the intricacy and the design, and the more I look, the more details from the book I notice. Really amazing work - and of course, click to see it up close.
Link: London Below
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Big Brother, Little Sister , Spike/Dawn by [personal profile] katleept.

In a Corner of My Soul: Angel: Fiefdom , Giles/Jenny by [personal profile] dragonyphoenix.

Seventh Sense , Spike/Xander by [personal profile] forsaken2003.

The MarySue talks "Demons in the Internet: Buffy and the Timelessness of Abuse : Identifying with Willow for all the worst reasons".

With 36 hours to go

19 August 2016 21:50
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[personal profile] spiralleds
It's Friday evening and I've got my Sunday sermon written. This is major.

Part of it is in hopes of going shopping tomorrow at a story called Title IX with real! sports bras. It's the little things (or not so little things) that motivate me.

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