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Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Professors Quirrell, Lockhart, Lupin, Moody, Umbridge, and Snape
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA Tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: The colors and texture and loose style is just wonderful here but it's really the way she captures the personality of each one of them through expression and body language and the inherent humor of all of them reluctantly hanging out together that makes it truly awesome.
Link: Defence against the dark arts
nanila: wrong side of the mirror (me: wrong side of the mirror)
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Catbath
[Telstar washes his paw.]

Today I am mostly annoyed. So instead of talking about that, have some more photos of a cat luxuriating in sunshine.

+2 )

Weekly round-up and open thread

8 February 2016 23:08
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Posted by Lusana Taylor

This week's collection of interesting links from around the web, including everything from Facebook's "motherhood challenge" to the "safe spaces" question


[Fic] Under One Sky

7 February 2016 11:38
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[personal profile] branchandroot

Cross-post from my archive.

Fandom/Arc: Akatsuki no Yona, Standalone
Characters/Pairings: Son Hak, Soo-won, Yona
Summary: On a night, soon after affairs in the Water tribe's territory are concluded, Hak, Yona, and Soo-won think about each other, what they've become to each other, and what may wait in their future.
Meta: Drama, Character Study, Loyalty Porn, Light Angst, Sort-of Threesome, I-3
Wordcount: 2692

Hak tried not to be grateful that Yona's hands were as sure, now, on her bow and sword as they were, once, on her long sashes and bright over-robes. He tried hard not to be grateful for that.

It wasn't because of the old king's memory and his determination to keep his daughter and people free of blood, though Hak still respected that. It wasn't because he was her guard, should be her sword, should never allow her to be in danger, though he still felt that. It was because of where the gratitude came from.

Under One Sky )
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To kick start our #feMANism season, examining the place of men in modern feminism, Sarah Fletcher makes the case for a separate men's movement


A Bit of This, a Bit of That

6 February 2016 23:02
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[personal profile] fenchurch
Followup on Numfar and the mouse: Still no idea where she caught it... I was assuming she would become obsessed with the area of the house where she found it (as an example, she once found a spider in a particular corner of our bathroom and now every time she walks into that room she checks that spot first... as if it is the room's spider dispenser or something), but nothing seems out of the ordinary from her today. I still just keep thinking back to how happy and proud she was... and I'm so glad that sort of thing doesn't bother me, because I think she would have been absolutely crushed if I'd freaked out about her first real kill (since I don't think bugs and spiders count). She was definitely bringing it to me to show off so I could be proud and happy, too. But again, soooo glad it happened while I was still awake.

Today we had just a few errands to run and had planned on spending the day working on projects around the house. First, we headed over to [personal profile] kehf's place... she was giving away her elliptical trainer, which is something I've seriously wanted (for those days when it's just too cold/rainy/snowy to go walking outdoors and I don't have time to go to the gym). With a bit of help, we managed to get it into the back of our car and got it home and set up before lunchtime!

We grabbed lunch at our favorite spot, followed by a run out to Home Depot to pick up a few things, then decided to go for a nice 30-40 minute walk on the Marymoor Connector Trail since we were already down in Redmond. And of course, after we parked, we had to do a quick look around to see if there were any Geocaches nearby that we hadn't found yet. Turned out we'd parked about 50 feet from the start of a Difficulty 3 / Terrain 4 Multi-Cache (Difficulty and Terrain are on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the absolute hardest... and a Multi-Cache is a Geocache that has multiple waypoints with clues or information that eventually lead you to the final location). After a bit of dithering (because neither of us was particularly feeling like doing a D3/T4 today), we decided we could at least get started with it and work our way along the waypoints until it got too tough, then save what we'd figured out up to that point and finish it on another day. Ha!

I didn't keep close track of the time, but I think we were out there a bit over two hours... and for a great deal of it we were tromping through tall grass coated with a thick layer of fallen leaves, often hiding fallen trees and sloggy, muddy terrain. Probably the best workout I've had in ages, but wow... I am *sore* tonight, not to mention incredibly tired. We followed a lot of game trails to reach some of the waypoints, but also did a fair bit bushwhacking and climbing over fallen trees and branches and through thickets of shrubs and blackberries. And did I mention the mucky, muddy ground? Despite all that, it was pretty obvious that the terrain would be a whole lot worse at other times of the year (that area was actually a bit drier than it will be in the spring and there were relatively few blackberry brambles compared to how it will be later in the year). In the end, we managed to make our way over to the final location and found the cache! Yay! I love caches like this, where you actually feel like you earned every bit of the D/T rating to make the find. I still can't believe we did the whole thing today, though. Definitely not in our original plans.

And, even better, we did some detours along the way and found a few other caches and then got to go walking through "Doggie Disneyland" (aka the Marymoor Off-Leash Dog Park -- 40 acres of woods, fields and a dog's dream come true), which is probably one of my most favorite things to do. The place was hopping today, too, with dogs everywhere... running around, having the times of their lives and just being completely and utterly happy. All in all, it was a pretty good day.

ETA: Aha! I found a pretty good video about Marymoor Offleash Dog Park out on YouTube... just to give a bit of an idea of what it has too offer in its 40 acres.

Crossposted from my Livejournal.
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Fandom: The 100
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Clarke and Lexa
Content Notes/Warnings: spoilers for season 3 episode 1 (not major, just Clarke's new title)
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] papurrcat
Why this piece is awesome: Two posters on a theme, we have Clarke on one with her new title, and Lexa on the other with hers. The two pieces complement each other and have several layers. On the first, you have the women themselves, staring challengingly at the viewer, one hand each raised, one with blood. Behind and over them you have the symbols of their people, where they're from, who they represent. The art itself is fantastic: the detail, the expressions on their faces, the clothing even. But I love the almost tarot card expression of who they are too. These are two leaders, alike in dignity and power.

Link: I would never bow to you
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Classic Doctor Who
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: The Fourth Doctor's scarf & the TARDIS.
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: markers & papercraft
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] rhedrin

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a lovely work. The background starscape with its lovely colouring adds a touch of grandeur to the whimsical subject. And everything about it is beautifully crafted and put together - be sure to follow the Other Views links, they show you the different layers and composition more clearly.

Link: Trail through the stars

The joys of having cats

6 February 2016 01:11
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[personal profile] fenchurch
Oh my.

Well, it finally happened.

Numfar just came into the bedroom carrying something and chirruping happily. I was a bit confused, because we'd put Mr. Mouse (the beanie baby) in his spot on the cat tree for the night already... and that's what she usually carries around the house. Then she dropped what she was carrying, making even more happy noises, and I realized she'd been carrying around an actual, real mouse!! Thankfully, it was a deceased mouse.

I'm just glad this happened before I managed to fall asleep and that I noticed something was up, or my deep-seated fear of waking to find a dead mouse next to me on my pillow may have come true.

OTOH, this means she found a mouse *inside* our house. Considering we live in the country (seriously, we're just up the street from a very large dairy farm), I guess I should be happy that this is the first sign we've had of mice inside the house since we moved in.

And, you know, take another moment to be VERY happy there will be no dead mouse on my pillow when I wake up in the morning.

Crossposted from my Livejournal.

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

6 February 2016 03:23
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Marginalia, Faith/Willow by [personal profile] lyrstzha.

The Voyeur and Hairy Eyeball categories of the Running With Scissors Awards is now open.
These are the only two categories of RWSA that are voted on by the readers/viewers.
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Poll #17293 E-mail management
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 58


E-mail management

View Answers

I strive to attain Inbox Zero and regularly succeed.
11 (19.0%)

I strive to attain Inbox Zero and occasionally succeed.
16 (27.6%)

I use a system of filters for my incoming mail. It works pretty well and I rarely miss stuff.
16 (27.6%)

What's Inbox Zero?
18 (31.0%)

I miss stuff all the time. Allll the time.
9 (15.5%)

AHAHAHAHAAAAA no.
17 (29.3%)



(This post triggered by the knowledge that I am rarely, if ever, fully caught up on e-mail communication. It is perpetually frustrating, and I never feel like I can take a break from it.)
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Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy (gen or slash interpretation)
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Tumblr DA
Why this piece is awesome: I accidentally stumbled on this, lost it and then happily found it again. This piece cause quite a stir in the H/D fandom, so much so that it became known as 'That Picture', so much so that when people realized that despite the caption, there was no fic that went with the picture, a whole fest sprang up, dedicated to correcting that. Look at it, and you can see why. It's a stunning work. Beautifully drawn,with a terrific use of light and shadow to create detail, it's also sensual and intense
Link: That Picture
*She did a commission with portraits of Harry and Draco to go along with the original, they're posted on her DA, be sure and check them out.

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

5 February 2016 03:14
petzipellepingo: (more links by eyesthatslay)
[personal profile] petzipellepingo
She Shook Me Cold , Giles/Buffy by [profile] xspike4evax.

Buffyverse entries from the Three Sentence Ficathon .

Refinery29 talks to SMG about a BtVS re-boot.

Keiki discovers stroopwafel

4 February 2016 15:54
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[personal profile] nanila
Baby discovers stroopwaffel
[Keiki waves around a bag of stroopwafels after having consumed one. Crumbs not visible in black and white.]

In this Adventure of Keiki & Mummy at Home, Keiki digs through Mummy's large bag of rapidly assembled duty free items and discovers stroopwafels. Stroopwafels, for those who haven't had the pleasure, are a luxury Dutch biscuit/cookie consisting of two very thin crispy waffles sandwiching a layer of sticky caramel. They are terribly, terribly morish.

I think he likes them.

open hockey post

4 February 2016 07:14
snickfic: text: Sign number 23 that you're obsessed with hockey: you think the proper way to spell the plural of leaf" is "leafs" (hockey)
[personal profile] snickfic
This seems like a good day to talk about hockey. How do you feel about your team's chances of succeeding in (or making) the playoffs? What kind of fic do you wish there were more of? Is Stamkos really going to sign with the Maple Leafs?

Also, herein find some other people on DW who talk hockey! There are more of us than you might think. :)

Combustion by Sara Eliza Johnson

3 February 2016 22:40
[personal profile] taiga13 posting in [community profile] poetry
If a human body has two-hundred-and-six bones
and thirty trillion cells, and each cell
has one hundred trillion atoms, if the spine
has thirty-three vertebrae—
                   if each atom
has a shadow—then the lilacs across the yard
are nebulae beginning to star.
If the fruit flies that settle on the orange
on the table rise
like the photons
                     from a bomb fire miles away,
my thoughts at the moment of explosion
are nails suspended
in a jar of honey.
                              I peel the orange
for you, spread the honey on your toast.
When our skin touches
our atoms touch, their shadows
merging into a shadow galaxy.
And if echoes are shadows
of sounds, if each hexagonal cell in the body
is a dark pool of jelly,
if within each cell
drones another cell—
                        The moment the bomb explodes
the man’s spine bends like its shadow
across the road.
The moment he loses his hearing
I think you are calling me
from across the house
because my ears start to ring.
From the kitchen window
                     I see the lilacs crackling like static
as if erasing, teleporting,
thousands of bees rising from the blossoms:
tiny flames in the sun.
I lick the knife   
and the honey pierces my tongue:
                       a nail made of light.
My body is wrapped in honey. When I step outside
                                  I become fire. 
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Fandom: Classic Doctor Who
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: The Second Doctor with a Yeti, a Cyberman, and a Dalek.
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: markers?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] loneanimator

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a fun work. I love the idea of the Second Doctor being able to make even the most dangerous foe dance happily to his recorder. And the artist has really made all of them look like they're enjoying themselves. Even the Dalek!

Link: Rockin the Recorder

Alone by Maya Angelou

3 February 2016 10:45
[personal profile] substructure posting in [community profile] poetry
Lying, thinking
Last night
How to find my soul a home
Where water is not thirsty
And bread loaf is not stone
I came up with one thing
And I don’t believe I’m wrong
That nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

There are some millionaires
With money they can’t use
Their wives run round like banshees
Their children sing the blues
They’ve got expensive doctors
To cure their hearts of stone.
But nobody
No, nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Now if you listen closely
I’ll tell you what I know
Storm clouds are gathering
The wind is gonna blow
The race of man is suffering
And I can hear the moan,
‘Cause nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.
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Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Harry, Hermione, Hagrid, Ron, Dumbledore, the Dursleys, Snape, McGonagall.
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA
Why this piece is awesome: This is an amazing summation of the entire book. The artist manages to create a vivid, kinetic piece using a limited color pallet and strong line drawings. I'd love this on my wall.
Link: Harry Potter...

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