[personal profile] ironed_orchid posting in [community profile] poetry
Is it for now or for always,
The world hangs on a stalk?
Is it a trick or a trysting-place,
The woods we have found to walk?

Is it a mirage or miracle,
Your lips that lift at mine:
And the suns like a juggler's juggling-balls,
Are they a sham or a sign?

Shine out, my sudden angel,
Break fear with breast and brow,
I take you now and for always,
For always is always now

(no subject)

27 February 2015 23:30
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Mask kisses by hedgehawke (SFW)

28 February 2015 00:02
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Wonderwoman
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Wonderwoman/Batman
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: hedgehawke on DA
Why this piece is awesome: There's a truckload of Wonderwoman/Batman shipping out there, so here's one featuring them kissing. It's cute and hilarious as Batman's obviously thoroughly enjoying being tied up with the lasso and kissed on his masked nose. I much prefer pics where Wonderwoman's dominant and has various other superheroes at her mercy. *g*
Link: Mask kisses

Open rec period

26 February 2015 12:31
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[personal profile] sholio posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
I decided to pull this out and put it in its own post this month, because I, um, *cough* hadn't actually been reading that far down in the recruitment posts, even though I watch the comm. (I mean, I think did actually know, or at least knew at one point, that there was an open posting period at the end of the month, but I hadn't noticed there were now prompts and such!) But I figured maybe it would draw more attention to it if I put it in its own post this month.

Of course, it's going up late because I am The Disorganization Queen, but posting is now open 'til the end of the month (all 2 days of it, shhhhh), so if you have come upon a beautiful piece of fanart you'd like to rec, you can do it without being signed up! Your entirely optional prompt for the rest of the month is:

Alternate Universe

But you can of course rec anything. However, recs do still have to conform to the usual rec format and follow the rules for what is allowed to be recced here.
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[personal profile] sholio posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Apologies for being a bit late with this. I'm filling in for [personal profile] ratcreature this month!

Anyway, it's time for our regular reccer recruiting post, and to look ahead to the next month. So far we have two volunteer reccer who signed up for March with these fandoms:

* Doctor Who ([personal profile] turlough)
* Hellsing ([personal profile] sailorptah)

So while we won't be entirely rec-less in March, 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 April, 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 March, April 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.

I should note that [personal profile] ratcreature is the only one who can edit the signup post, so new signups will not be added to the list 'til she gets back, but you can still begin reccing on March 1 just like normal!

(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.)

WonderWoman by annecain (SFW)

26 February 2015 22:29
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Wonderwoman
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Wonderwoman
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: on LJ
Artist Website/Gallery: annecain on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Okay, so I'm deviating a little from the "minimal tits and ass" challenge I set myself here, but this is a really awesome pic of Wonderwoman. The art's very accomplished, and she's just so damn feisty and muscular. So yeah, the pose is pretty much pin-up central, but I love how tough she is, raring to take on the bad guys. Yum!
Link: WonderWoman

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[personal profile] sailorptah posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Cecil, Khoshekh
Content Notes/Warnings: N/A
Medium: Digital painting
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] crovvn

Why this piece is awesome: Of all the "he is holding a cat" drawings that appeared after episode 48, this is probably my favorite. Everything about Cecil is so triumphant, and Khoshekh is perfectly kitty-smug.

Link: WTNV: SURPRISE MOTHERFUCKER

Korse by howl-inks (SFW)

24 February 2015 19:17
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom / Comics RPF
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Korse aka Grant Morrison
Content Notes/Warnings:
Medium: pens?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] howl-inks

Why this piece is awesome: A great portrait of one of the most enigmatic characters of the Killjoys universe. I love the strong linework and subdued colour palette.

Link: Korse

Multifandom: Bad Bang IV

24 February 2015 13:50
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[personal profile] adaptationdecay posting in [community profile] fandomcalendar
A hot mess of clashing fonts and colours, partially obscured by unnecessary lensflare. ART CREDIT: ANON

Link
Bad Bang IV on AO3

Description
A multifandom exchange for deliberately bad fanfiction accompanied by equally terrible fanart.

Bad Bang has no minimum length for fic and no minimum quality for art. It is not necessary to be familiar with the fandoms you offer.

Dates
Nominations: 2-8 March
Signups: 11-18 March
Assignments Due: 27 March

Pinch hitting/updates mailing list
http://goo.gl/forms/sUk1ChmDEe
[personal profile] ironed_orchid posting in [community profile] poetry
[Note: Walker wrote this poem in 1991]

I am in mourning
For your face
The one I used to love
To see
Leaping, glowing
Upon the
The stage
The mike
Eager...
Thrusting
In your
Fist.

I am in mourning
For your face
The shining eyes
The happy teeth
The look that said
I am the world
And aren't you
Glad
Not to mention
Deeply
In luck.

I am in mourning
For
The sweet brown innocence
Of your skin
Your perfect nose
The shy smile
That lit you
Like a light.

more )
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[personal profile] fanloremod posting in [community profile] fanlore
(Late newsletters are better than no newsletters, right?)

We had several technical issues to deal with recently, among others a problem with creating new accounts that is now resolved. The server move went smoothly, with minimal disruptions, and we now have plenty of space.

We are as always dealing with outside requests, currently for example a fair use case, and we're still working on several ongoing projects, some of which we hope to be able to announce soon. We're also collecting ideas and planning for 2015.

On Saturday 21 we held another editing chat. You can find a summary of what was discussed here.

To be able to implement our plans we're looking to expand the committee: Recruitment is still open until February 23. If you're interested in Fanlore and want to help improve it, consider joining the Wiki committee! You can find more information here.

Lastly, the Fanlore Twitter account is doing well, gaining new followers at a steady pace.
[personal profile] wishfulclicking posting in [community profile] poetry
They are thin
and rarely marry, living out
their long lives
in spacious rooms, French doors
giving view to formal gardens
where aromatic flowers
grow in profusion.
They play their pianos
in the late afternoon
tilting their heads
at a gracious angle
as if listening
to notes pitched above
the human range.
Age makes them translucent;
each palpitation of their hearts
visible at temple or neck.
When they die, it’s in their sleep,
their spirits shaking gently loose
from a hostess too well bred
to protest.

21 February chat summary

21 February 2015 16:38
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[personal profile] jsparc posting in [community profile] fanlore
Earlier today(/yesterday) we had an editing chat in the Fanlore chat room. The chat was in part held to answer questions about volunteering for the Wiki committee; if you were unable to make it to the chat but have questions about volunteering, feel free to contact the committee.

Below is a brief summary of some of the topics we discussed:
Read more... )

Thank you to everyone who came! :)

Keep Running by supmaura (SFW)

21 February 2015 19:44
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom / Comics RPF
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Party Poison & Korse aka Gerard Way & Grant Morrison
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] supmaura

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a cool and thought provoking work. I love the way the composition seems to both contrast and equalise Party Poison and Korse.

Link: Keep Running

The Chart - Rafael Campo

21 February 2015 11:32
[personal profile] wishfulclicking posting in [community profile] poetry
Says fifty-four-year-old obese Hispanic
female — I wonder if they mean the one
with long black braids, Peruvian, who sells
tamales at the farmers’ market, tells
me I’m too thin, I better eat; or is
she the Dominican with too much rouge
and almond eyes at the dry cleaner’s who
must have been so beautiful in her youth;
Read more... )
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Wonderwoman
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject:  Wonderwoman
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: Arranged photographic composition with costume
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Sacha Goldberger
Why this piece is awesome: Sacha Goldberger's a pro photographer but even though this series isn't called fanart, I regard it as such, and it's out there in the public domain on the net. This is the one of Wonderwoman, part of a marvellous series of superheroes/fan heroes dressed in C16th clothing as though being painted by the Flemish masters. There's a certain amount of "stick a ruff on it" at times, but this one of Wonderwoman is lovely and I like how contemplative and serious she is. He got  many of the original actors to pose for him for the project (and since I recced her not long ago with Batman, check out the one of Catwoman and her cat!)
Link: Superflemish Wonderwoman

[personal profile] wishfulclicking posting in [community profile] poetry
By ways remote and distant waters sped,
Brother, to thy sad graveside am I come,
That I may give the last gifts to the dead,
And vainly parley with thine ashes dumb;
Since She who now bestows and denies
Hath ta'en thee, hapless brother from mine eyes.
But lo! these gifts, the heirlooms of past years,
Are made sad things to grace thy coffin-shell;
Take them, all drenchèd with a brother's tears,
And, brother, for all time, hail and farewell.
[personal profile] substructure posting in [community profile] poetry
I’d like to die like this...
with the dark fingers of the water
closing and unclosing over these sleepy lights
and a sad bell somewhere murmuring goodnight.

And a girl would stand beside me,
her hair lifted out like a hand against my face;
and I'd say "I'm going to die now."

And she'd answer "All the guns are still:
for men have learned to love one another."

Then a star would nose the water, like a weary gull
which had flown a long way and come at last to rest.

And, when I'd lift my face to look again on the God
I had found for myself
the girl would say "You're not going to die."

And she'd not mean me at all.

Album - Kay Ryan

19 February 2015 20:46
[personal profile] wishfulclicking posting in [community profile] poetry
Death has a life
of its own. See
how its album
has grown in
a year and how
the sharp blot of it
has softened
till those could
almost be shadows
behind the
cherry blossoms
in this shot.
In fact you
couldn't prove
they're not.
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[personal profile] sailorptah posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Strexcorp Picnic Captain
Content Notes/Warnings: N/A
Medium: Digital painting
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] enigmar

Why this piece is awesome: Because it is hella terrifying, in that unique Strexy way. Vibrant colors. Terrifying face.

Link: STREX

Diana Prince by Jasric (SFW)

18 February 2015 21:31
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Wonderwoman (the minimal tits and ass recs challenge)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject:  Diana Prince (aka Wonderwoman)
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Jasric on DA
Why this piece is awesome: My apologies for being slow with the art this month - RL is being like the hammer of a hammering thing.
Anyway, this is a beautiful, dreamy portrait of Diana - and this one definitely benefits from enlarging to see the details. Love the lighting effects and impression of stars as well.
Link: Diana Prince

Jet by Tony Hoagland

17 February 2015 21:23
[personal profile] substructure posting in [community profile] poetry
Sometimes I wish I were still out
on the back porch, drinking jet fuel
with the boys, getting louder and louder
as the empty cans drop out of our paws
like booster rockets falling back to Earth

and we soar up into the summer stars.
Summer. The big sky river rushes overhead,
bearing asteroids and mist, blind fish
and old space suits with skeletons inside.
On Earth, men celebrate their hairiness,

and it is good, a way of letting life
out of the box, uncapping the bottle
to let the effervescence gush
through the narrow, usually constricted neck.

And now the crickets plug in their appliances
in unison, and then the fireflies flash
dots and dashes in the grass, like punctuation
for the labyrinthine, untrue tales of sex
someone is telling in the dark, though

no one really hears. We gaze into the night
as if remembering the bright unbroken planet
we once came from,
to which we will never
be permitted to return.
We are amazed how hurt we are.
We would give anything for what we have.
[personal profile] wishfulclicking posting in [community profile] poetry
There’s little joy in life for me,
And little terror in the grave;
I’ve lived the parting hour to see
Of one I would have died to save.

Calmly to watch the failing breath,
Wishing each sigh might be the last;
Longing to see the shade of death
O’er those belovèd features cast.

The cloud, the stillness that must part
The darling of my life from me;
And then to thank God from my heart,
To thank Him well and fervently;

Although I knew that we had lost
The hope and glory of our life;
And now, benighted, tempest-tossed,
Must bear alone the weary strife.
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[personal profile] fanloremod posting in [community profile] fanlore
Are you interested in how Fanlore works behind the scenes? The Wiki committee is recruiting!

Wiki staff members are responsible for the day-to-day work of the Wiki committee. We respond to questions and complaints; shape Fanlore policies, categories, and tutorials; assist the gardeners; try to promote Fanlore; plan larger projects, and generally try to be as helpful as possible. No special experience is required, only the ability to work in a team and an interest in fannish history and Fanlore in particular.

If you are interested, please take a look at the volunteers page. Applications will be open until February 23rd.

If you're not interested in a staff position, but would like to be a gardener, please contact the Wiki Committee.

To answer any questions you might have about volunteering, questions about Fanlore and editing in general, or to chat with fellow editors, we invite you to the Fanlore chat room on Saturday, 21 February at 17:00 UTC (What time is that where I live?). We hope to see you there!

burn by jasminwoddiscaron (SFW)

17 February 2015 21:25
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Party Poison aka Gerard Way
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: pens & ink?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] jasminwoddiscaron

Why this piece is awesome: This is a great portrait of Gerard as Party Poison. I love the strangely quirky style of this artist and their deft hand with colours.

Link: burn

a quick mod note

17 February 2015 16:00
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[personal profile] ratcreature posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
[personal profile] sholio is going to step in for mod duty on [community profile] fanart_recs for a little bit, because I'm going to be mostly offline and unavailable, probably for the next week or two, and can't respond to comments, PMs or questions.

Consolation -- Daniel Berrigan

16 February 2015 13:44
[personal profile] wishfulclicking posting in [community profile] poetry
(Hi, everyone. I got a comment that this week's theme is death so I'll be dropping some poems touching on the subject from various angles. I hope they provide a measure of enjoyment the way the other poems posted this community have given to me.)

Listen
if now and then
you hear the dead
muttering like ashes
creaking like empty
rockers on porches

filling you in filling you in

like winds in empty
branches like stars
in wintry trees---
so far
so good

you’re mastered finally
one foreign tongue

Metamorphoses - Ovid

15 February 2015 19:52
[personal profile] lnhammer posting in [community profile] poetry
Breaking my chronological sequence to drop back to classical Latin, this is the most influential poem of the Western European literary and artistic tradition. This semi-epic relates Greco-Roman myths that include changes of form, linked together in roughly chronological order from the creation of the world to the apotheosis of Julius Caesar. If there are multiple versions of a Greek myth you know, the version you know best is almost always Ovid's. This translation is by Rolfe Humphries.

Metamorphoses

Book I

My intention is to tell of bodies changed
To different forms; the gods, who made the changes,
Will help me--or I hope so--with a poem
That runs from the world's beginning to our own days.

Before the ocean was, or earth, or heaven,
Nature was all alike, a shapelessness,
Chaos, so-called, all rude and lumpy matter,
Nothing but bulk, inert, in whose confusion
Discordant atoms warred: there was no sun
To light the universe; there was no moon
With slender silver crescents filling slowly;
No earth hung balanced in surrounding air;
No sea reached far along the fringe of shore.
Land, to be sure, there was, and air, and ocean,
But land on which no man could stand, and water
No man could swim in, air no man could breathe,
Air without light, substance forever changing,
Forever at war: within a single body
Heat fought with cold, wet fought with dry, the hard
Fought with the soft, things having weight contended
With weightless things.
            Till God, or kindlier Nature,
Settled all argument, and separated
Heaven from earth, water from land, our air
From the high stratosphere, a liberation
So things evolved, and out of blind confusion
Found each its place, bound in eternal order.
The force of fire, that weightless element, leaped up and claimed the highest place in heaven ...  )

You can continue reading the full text of this translation here. There are, of course, umpteen-dozen translations out there, going back to Arthur Golding's Elizabethan rendition. Humphries is the most modern one I've found online that I can actively recommend -- my go-to reading copy is Melville's (Oxford World Classics).

---L.
[personal profile] taiga13 posting in [community profile] poetry
Last night on the sports channel
I watched the rodeo.
Those cowboys have it right;
the best and the beauty of it.
You cannot win, so you ride
for as long as you can and enjoy it.
When you dismount,
whether it be on your own or not,
it won’t look pretty. You’ll limp off.
But you’ll feel good; your heart
will be pounding like it never has,
and walking away, one crazy step
after another, your ears will ring
with the loud approval
of those who never felt so good.
[personal profile] lnhammer posting in [community profile] poetry
A novel in verse (possibly the first work to be called such by the creator? -- can anyone shed some light on this?) about the coming-of-age of a Victorian woman poet -- a subject Browning knew something about, though Leigh's biography is significantly different from her author's.


Aurora Leigh

First Book

Of writing many books there is no end;
And I who have written much in prose and verse
For others' uses, will write now for mine,—
Will write my story for my better self,
As when you paint your portrait for a friend,
Who keeps it in a drawer and looks at it
Long after he has ceased to love you, just
To hold together what he was and is.

I, writing thus, am still what men call young;
I have not so far left the coasts of life
To travel inland, that I cannot hear
That murmur of the outer Infinite
Which unweaned babies smile at in their sleep
When wondered at for smiling; not so far,
But still I catch my mother at her post
Beside the nursery-door, with finger up,
'Hush, hush—here's too much noise!' while her sweet eyes
Leap forward, taking part against her word
In the child's riot. Still I sit and feel
My father's slow hand, when she had left us both,
Stroke out my childish curls across his knee;
And hear Assunta's daily jest (she knew
He liked it better than a better jest)
Inquire how many golden scudi went
To make such ringlets. O my father's hand,
Stroke the poor hair down, stroke it heavily,—
Draw, press the child's head closer to thy knee!
I'm still too young, too young to sit alone.

I write. My mother was a Florentine, whose rare blue eyes were shut from seeing me when scarcely I was four years old ...  )

Reads very like a mid-Victorian novel, doesn't it? You can continue reading the full text here and some commentary there.

---L.
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Party Poison aka Gerard Way
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: polymer clay?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] marinaarutyunyan / [tumblr.com profile] greatmiracle

Why this piece is awesome: I think this is the first example of a Killjoys sculpture I've ever seen. In any case it's a fabulous work. I love all the wonderful little details (the Tumblr post has large photos), the absurd Mousecat head, and his badass posture.

Link: Killjoys, make some noise! (DeviantART) or here (Tumblr)

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