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[personal profile] endeni posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Thor
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Jane Foster, Sif
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: traditional art
Artist on DW/LJ: -
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] marty-mc
Why this piece is awesome: Such a delightful Jane&Sif fanart! Or, as described by the artist's tags: "I imagined Jane as a Disney princess", "she's so tiny and cute", "and Sif is her knight", "who tries to protect her", "from Thor too". ♥ ♥ ♥
Link: Jane Foster & Sif by marty-mc
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[personal profile] dirty_diana posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Arrow
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Slade Wilson
Content Notes/Warnings: non-sexual shirtlessness
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] anawind
Why this piece is awesome: Rounding out the Team Island theme with Deathstroke. Intriguing composition and colouring skills that capture the power and menace that Manu Bennett brings to the role.

Link: Slade Wilson
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[personal profile] dirty_diana posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Arrow
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Shado
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] MoishPain
Why this piece is awesome: Lovely mood and lovely dimension.

Link: Ghost of You
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[personal profile] ratcreature posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
It's time for our regular reccer recruiting post, and to look ahead to the next month. So far we have four volunteer reccers who signed up for August with these fandoms:

* Elementary ([personal profile] dirty_diana)
* Pacific Rim ([personal profile] mific)
* Supernatural ([personal profile] omens)
* Yoroiden Samurai Troopers ([personal profile] turlough)



So we already have a few recs too look forward to in August, but 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 only ONE reccer has volunteered for September, 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 August, September 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 July. If you are looking for something to inspire you, the prompt for this week is "Nightmares", 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.)
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Mikey Way
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: coloured pencil
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] rachaelbriner / Rachael Briner

Why this piece is awesome: I love the lighting and colour in this work. It gives it an almost otherwordly look. Something his expression of almost preternatural calm enhances.

Link: A Very Blue Mikey
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[personal profile] thady posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Gen; Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley
Content Notes/Warnings: G, SFW
Medium:
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] hatepotion's art - tag

Why this piece is awesome: I like the sketchy-ness of the art. I love the expression on their faces, and Luna's joy and Ginny's support. It's a really lovely friendship piece.

Link: Untitled Ginny & Luna.

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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Godzilla
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject:  Godzilla and paratroopers
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting? (it says drawing)
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: on DA
Why this piece is awesome: I confess that I haven't seen the  movie Godzilla yet, so I have no idea about the plot - I just like monsters. What are the paratroopers doing? This has to be the most suicidal mission ever! Intriguing. Art-wise, I love the lighting effects from the red flares and the burning city below. Interesting angle too - you don't often see Godzilla from far above. Enlarge for the full awesomeness - in this one he's as big as a mountain. Literally.
Link: art is here
[personal profile] mergatrude posting in [community profile] poetry
"NEVER shall a young man,
Thrown into despair
By those great honey-coloured
Ramparts at your ear,
Love you for yourself alone
And not your yellow hair.'
"But I can get a hair-dye
And set such colour there,
Brown, or black, or carrot,
That young men in despair
May love me for myself alone
And not my yellow hair.'
"I heard an old religious man
But yesternight declare
That he had found a text to prove
That only God, my dear,
Could love you for yourself alone
And not your yellow hair."
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[personal profile] omens posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Young Avengers
Characters/Pairing/Subject: America Chavez
Content Notes/Warnings: [small moving gif]
Medium: digital illustration
Artist on DW/LJ: unknown
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] jensuisdraws
Why this piece is awesome: the ATTITUDE. :D

Link: chico don't (tumblr)
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] poetry
Strong sun, that bleach
The curtains of my room, can you not render
Colourless this dress I wear? -
This violent plaid
Of purple angers and red shames; the yellow stripe
Of thin but valid treacheries; the flashy green of kind deeds done
Through indolence high judgments given here in haste;
The recurring checker of the serious breach of taste?

No more uncoloured than unmade,
I fear, can be this garment that I may not doff;
Confession does not strip it off,
To send me homeward eased and bare;

All through the formal, unoffending evening, under the clean
Bright hair,
Lining the subtle gown... it is not seen,
But it is there.
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Gerard Way
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: acrylics
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] lucydoops

Why this piece is awesome: Acrylics isn't usually a medium you associates with sketches but it's used to great effect in this moody, atmospheric portrait of Gerard during one of his more melodramatic periods.

Link: This night, walk the dead
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] poetry
XX.
I sometimes think that never blows so red
The Rose as where some buried Caesar bled;
That every Hyacinth the Garden wears
Dropt in its Lap from some once lovely Head.

XXI.
And this delightful Herb whose tender Green
Fledges the River's Lip on which we lean -
Ah, lean upon it lightly! for who knows
From what once lovely Lip it springs unseen!


Translated by Edward FitzGerarld, 1859

Kate & Tommy by Jacki [SFW]

15 July 2014 20:19
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[personal profile] omens posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Young Avengers
Characters/Pairing/Subject: Tommy Shepherd/Kate Bishop
Content Notes/Warnings: no warnings
Medium: digital illustration
Artist on DW/LJ: unknown
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] bananasandguavas
Why this piece is awesome: great sense of movement & joy in this pic.

Link: Kate & Tommy (tumblr)
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] poetry
She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
'Winter is dead.'

- from When We Were Very Young, 1924
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] poetry
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.

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14 July 2014 10:21
[personal profile] erda posting in [community profile] poetry
Theme week begins now. Please post poems relating to the theme of colours this week. Please tag them with the words theme:colours.
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_news
Hello, Dreamwidth! I come with the assistance of our kitten, who likes to help with technical matters, to bring you a quick round of Dreamwidth news.

This is a short update, because I'm sneaking it in under the wire before elbow surgery (which is scheduled for 24 hours or so from now, eep), so I may not be able to respond to all comments and I definitely won't be able to respond past tomorrow -- prognosis is anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks before I'll be typing regularly again, and dictation software doesn't work for me.

Behind the cut:

* Development
* Responsive design: styles changes
* Date/time check removed when posting
* Bugfix for comment import problems
* Mail sending problems
* Tales from the Conference

A reminder: Whenever a news post is posted, all notifications are delayed for a little while as the mail system sends out notifications of the announcement. Comment notifications may be delayed for up to an hour or two. This was posted slightly before 0830 EST (see in your time zone). Please don't worry about missing notifications until at least 1030 EST.

Dreamwidth news, 14 July 2014 )

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14 July 2014 00:23
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Code push is complete and we're monitoring for any issues. If you spot something that looks off, let us know! The changes covered in this push are in this code tour.

(The site may be a bit sluggish for the next 20 minutes or so while the caches warm back up -- you don't have to tell us about that!)

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13 July 2014 23:50
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Our code push will begin in approximately 15 minutes. We'll let you know when it's complete!
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[personal profile] omens posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Young Avengers
Characters/Pairing/Subject: Tommy Shepherd & David Alleyne
Content Notes/Warnings: no warnings
Medium: digital illustration
Artist on DW/LJ: unknown
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] kayadoodlesthings
Why this piece is awesome: just an excellent summary of their relationship :)

Link: No one wants to hear your life story, Tommy (tumblr)
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Ray Toro
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: pens & watercolour?
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] roselinestephania

Why this piece is awesome: This is one of the best Ray portraits I've seen in a long time. I particularly like his calm, open expression. And the way his hair is rendered is marvelous. It looks so exuberant.

Link: Ray Toro

Godzilla by Grimbro (SFW)

14 July 2014 01:55
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Godzilla
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Godzilla
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Grimbro on DA
Why this piece is awesome: A simple piece, but I like the energy of the "brushstrokes", both in the technique and the rich colours chosen.
Link: art is here
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[personal profile] thady posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Gen; Ernie Macmillan and Hannah Abbott
Content Notes/Warnings: G, SFW
Medium:
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] nisato

Why this piece is awesome: I really like the atmosphere of this piece. The lighting is great and it really sets the mood.

Link: Herbology class

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11 July 2014 11:30
[personal profile] erda posting in [community profile] poetry
Theme week will begin Monday July 14th, and our theme is colours. I will post again on Monday to let you know it is time to begin posting your selections.

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