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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 three volunteer reccers who signed up for June with these fandoms:

* Moomin ([personal profile] turlough)
* Outlander ([personal profile] mific)
* Stargate SG-1 ([personal profile] paian)

So while we already have some recs to look forward to in June, 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 July, 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 June, July 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 May. If you are looking for something to inspire you, the prompt for this week is "History", 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: The Fabulous Killjoys aka My Chemical Romance & Helena
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] miibt

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a fun and unexpected work. It's not the most skillful technically but the concept and the way it's visualised is so unexpected and interesting it more than makes up for any deficiencies. And I love Helena's completely perplexed expression.

Link: Killjoys are here
[personal profile] ironed_orchid posting in [community profile] poetry
At the earliest ending of winter,
In March, a scrawny cry from outside
Seemed like a sound in his mind.

He knew that he heard it,
A bird’s cry, at daylight or before,
In the early March wind.

The sun was rising at six,
No longer a battered panache above snow…
It would have been outside.

It was not from the vast ventriloquism
Of sleep’s faded papier-mache…
The sun was coming from the outside.

That scrawny cry – It was
A chorister whose c preceded the choir.
It was part of the colossal sun,

Surrounded by its choral rings,
Still far away. It was like
A new knowledge of reality.
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[personal profile] sylvaine posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Naruto
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Haruno Sakura/Hyuuga Hinata
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: NA
Artist Website/Gallery: vashito's art tag on tumblr | [deviantart.com profile] vashperando
Why this piece is awesome: SakuHina workout buddies! What's not to love? :D The little sketches under the main picture are particularly adorable.
Link: on tumblr (some parts also posted to deviantart: here and here)
[personal profile] ironed_orchid posting in [community profile] poetry
Only name the day, and we’ll fly away
In the face of old traditions,
To a sheltered spot, by the world forgot,
Where we’ll park our inhibitions.
Come and gaze in eyes where the lovelight lies
As it psychoanalyzes,
And when once you glean what your fantasies mean
Life will hold no more surprises.
When you’ve told your love what you’re thinking of
Things will be much more informal;
Through a sunlit land we’ll go hand-in-hand,
Drifting gently back to normal.

While the pale moon gleams, we will dream sweet dreams,
And I’ll win your admiration,
For it’s only fair to admit I’m there
With a mean interpretation.
In the sunrise glow we will whisper low
Of the scenes our dreams have painted,
And when you’re advised what they symbolized
We’ll begin to feel acquainted.
So we’ll gaily float in a slumber boat
Where subconscious waves dash wildly;
In the stars’ soft light, we will say good-night—
And “good-night!” will put it mildly.

Our desires shall be from repressions free—
As it’s only right to treat them.
To your ego’s whims I will sing sweet hymns,
And ad libido repeat them.
With your hand in mine, idly we’ll recline
Amid bowers of neuroses,
While the sun seeks rest in the great red west
We will sit and match psychoses.
So come dwell a while on that distant isle
In the brilliant tropic weather;
Where a Freud in need is a Freud indeed,
We’ll always be Jung together.
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[personal profile] paian posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: The Stargate, and Another World/Old Earth/Far-Future Earth
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Digital modeling, rendering, and overpainting
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: David Munoz Velazquez
Why this piece is awesome: This seems to me a somber scene, but it's full of light -- from the event horizon, from discs (little ancillary gates?) on the temple pillars, from the bright diffused sunlight coming from beyond the pyramids outside. The environment is an important element and occupies most of the visual real estate, but the power of the figures' silent procession is its equal, and the bright gate is an arresting focal point. I can almost feel the soft texture of the stone, and the Egyptianesque detailing is subtle and lovely.
Link: Stargate
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[personal profile] fanloremod posting in [community profile] fanlore
The Wiki Committee has an exciting announcement!

A few months ago, Fanlore was approached by the Library of Congress for permission to preserve Fanlore as a part of their American Folklife Center's ongoing digital culture web archiving project. We are thrilled to have been chosen for the project!

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is working to archive and preserve the diverse expression of folk culture currently on the web. Some other sites that have recently been archived include Urban Dictionary, Know Your Meme, and the Lolcat Bible. Fanlore's inclusion in the Library of Congress project emphasizes the fact that fan history is a significant part of folklore and culture in the United States and across the world.

If you are a Fanlore contributor of any kind, there is absolutely no need to be concerned about attribution of your work. Fanlore's Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license will still be in effect, and displayed on the archived version of Fanlore available to researchers (and eventually to the public) through the Library of Congress.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send them to the Wiki Committee!
[personal profile] ironed_orchid posting in [community profile] poetry
There’s a fight between the city and the jungle
and the jungle is winning
Footpaths straining with
massive Mesozoic tree roots swelling underneath.

There’s a fight between the city and the jungle
and the jungle is winning.
Parrots fly between skyscrapers
greed feathered wingtips reflected on every side.

There’s a fight between the city and the jungle
and the jungle is winning.
The waters of the harbour are rising and lapping
at well trimmed asphalt and shiny leather shoes.

There’s a fight between the city and the jungle
and the jungle is winning.
Fruit bats scream in the sunset streets
drown out the beats that spill from the bars.

There’s a fight between you and me
and you are winning.
I tried to pretend you weren’t coming
I tried to have you stopped.

Read more... )
[personal profile] ironed_orchid posting in [community profile] poetry
One. Turn on the halogen lamps. See:
The shed fills with light so golden
You could knit it into a story.
Happyeverafter fairytale where the prince
Always marries his prince at the end.

Two. In the light and the cold
Our lips breathe mist into the space
Between us. In the light and the cold
The sawdust from your saw
Tumbles in the air like etymology:
Dust mote means might. Dust might;
Each mote might hold a world inside it,
And mote means mot means word.
We are being told stories by the air.

Three. By halogen light with the dust
Rising around us
We’re making riot shields. Foam, plywood,
Cardboard, tape. You grip the drill
In a tired arm and I remember this morning
We hardly knew each other. You drink tea
Like it is coffee and coffee like you have never
Drunk anything before. You smoke
Like you have already given up. You get paint
On your glasses and swear and argue
About Foucault but I have met your father
And he loves you more than breath. The dust
Settles on the tight skin of your arm.

Four. The shields sit silent in the dark
Of the shed overnight with the rain
Hammering, hammering down.

Five. You bring rope. I bring paint.
The day is long and our bodies ache.
There is nothing glorious
About us at all, but by evening
The shields sit with books drawn on them.
They watch me from their drying corner.
The dust is everywhere, dancing in the air.
Tomorrow we go to battle
With our foam and card and love made words.
Tomorrow we kiss shoulder against
Shoulder and arm against shield
Like it is the sexiest damn thing
To ever happen to this tired world.
The prince will get his prince
And we will all win
And we will all be ink and flesh and
The day after tomorrow
The stories will start again.
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[personal profile] sylvaine posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
<Fandom: Naruto
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Kakuzu
Content Notes/Warnings: creepiness, body horror
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: NA
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] WermoongRey
Why this piece is awesome: I love how creepy Kakuzu comes across in this picture, what with the emerging from darkness and the single red eye and the stitched-together mouth. It's an angle on Kakuzu that's rarely seen in fic and fanart, but one that I think really fits to the character.
Link: on deviantart
[personal profile] ironed_orchid posting in [community profile] poetry
It is like this.

There is a tree in me; slim as a wrist
it branches, and leaves obscure the bark.
It is dense and rich, a fine home
for robins, finches – colours dart
between my ribs, thread golds and scarlets
around my bones, spill in and out of flight
as I breathe.

I look at you, and it winters.

Bare-boughed, skeletal crookings claw
into my throat, clatter cold,
send frosted silver spindling ache
into the smell of smoke,
the taste of snow. A wind
stiff as your spine
whimpers the buds to tightness,
coaxes sleep without dreams
of other seasons.

And it is beautiful, understand,
it is so beautiful,
a sky empty as broken glass
a sun streaking ice-light in my skin –
it is beautiful as tears are beautiful
in stories: diamantine,
crystal
adamant
with liquid at its heart
and salt.

Sometimes the tree is a wound.
Sometimes it is an etching in my chest
a tidal river shaped in branches,
silted low, flooded high,
inviting in the sea –

sometimes, the tree speaks
without a mouth. Sometimes
it rustles twig-talk at your eyes,
reaching for a green, for a summer
that could have been.

Sometimes, the tree sings,
keens broken lines and lullabies,
murder-ballads, loneliness,
paper-bark and thorns.

It sings,

I will be a tree of salt for you –
of waves and wanting, washing clean –
and grow to the light of the moon you are,
wax and wane through briny roots
that leech the lymph from me.

I will be a tree of salt for you
because for all that I look back, and back,
I am never made a pillar,
and any step I take
will be away from you.

I will be a tree of salt for you,
and this ache I bear
will be the sky.


When the tree is quiet,
I sleep.
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: The Fabulous Killjoys aka My Chemical Romance
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] anchorrope

Why this piece is awesome: This is a fun and colourful depiction of the four Fabulous Killjoys in all their badass glory. I love the way their badges and colour schemes are used, adding colour and significance to what might have been a bland background.

Link: Make Some Noise
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[personal profile] ceares posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Star Trek
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Spock, Uhura, Kirk or Spock/Uhura/Kirk(implied)
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA
Why this piece is awesome: she calls this piece space hipster gangsters which is totally a story I would read. I love the cocky poses, the lighting and the muted coloring.
Link: space hipster gangsters
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Only lovers left alive
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Adam
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Cyclonka's gallery on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Another gorgeous portrait of Adam. I love the artist's style - the light, the softness of the colours and the brushstrokes. And his expression. Click through twice to enlarge it to the max.
Link: Adam. What about all your heroes?
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[personal profile] paian posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Unnamed Jaffa
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: Unknown
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] demi-urgic
Why this piece is awesome: I'm struck by the lonesome mood in this picture of an armored Jaffa kneeling on a rise at nightfall in sight of an active gate, and by the point of view. Maybe because he's not aiming his armed staff weapon at the gate, and because he's apparently alone, he reads more as an honor guard to me, or a ronin, or the single warrior left behind to keep vigil? There are hints of story here, at any rate, and I love that. The muted shine of the armor, the event-horizon light on the grass, the wild stormy sky, and the smudgy rounded style all appeal to me too.
Link: Jackal Guard

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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Doctor Death-Defying & Show-Pony aka Stephen Montano & Ricky Godinez
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: Pentel Graphic Pen & Letraset ProMarkers
Artist on DW/LJ: [livejournal.com profile] focusfixated
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] focusfixated

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a fun and cool portrait of these characters. I love the strong lines and deep colours.

Link: boom box: dr. d-d + show-pony

Multifandom German Big Bang

17 May 2015 11:42
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[personal profile] rebecca2525 posting in [community profile] fandomcalendar


Link: http://deutsch-bigbang.livejournal.com/33212.html

Description: A Big Bang for fanfic written in German. All fandoms (regardless of language) welcome.

Dates:
Sign-ups: Open until 28.06. for writers and 22.08. for artists
Claiming of stories: starting 04.07.
Posting: Second half of October

To Myself by Franz Wright

15 May 2015 22:20
[personal profile] taiga13 posting in [community profile] poetry
Pulitzer Prize winning (American) poet Franz Wright died today.  

You are riding the bus again
burrowing into the blackness of Interstate 80, 
the sole passenger
 
with an overhead light on. 
And I am with you.
I’m the interminable fields you can’t see,
 
the little lights off in the distance 
(in one of those rooms we are 
living) and I am the rain
 
and the others all
around you, and the loneliness you love,
and the universe that loves you specifically, maybe,
 
and the catastrophic dawn,
the nicotine crawling on your skin—
and when you begin
 
to cough I won’t cover my face,
and if you vomit this time I will hold you: 
everything’s going to be fine
 
I will whisper.
It won’t always be like this.
I am going to buy you a sandwich. 

KS cats by Ivuska90(SFW)

14 May 2015 01:33
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[personal profile] ceares posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Star Trek
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Kirk/Spock
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA
Why this piece is awesome: possibly the only thing cuter than chibis? characters as their animal versions. These cats are Kirk and Spock, just check out those expressions, and the linked tails made me squee a little with joy. Plus she does a lot with a simplistic style.
Link: KS cats
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Fun Ghoul aka Frank Iero
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: markers & scissor
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] butifuldeath

Why this piece is awesome: This is such an adorable little badass Fun Ghoul. I love his little glare-y face.

Link: Ghoul-Bit

Pegasus by MARIKaArt (SFW)

13 May 2015 22:55
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Only lovers left alive
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Adam and Eve
Content Notes/Warnings: quite a bit of blood
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: MARIKaArt on tumblr MARIKaArt on DA
Why this piece is awesome: This artwork has wonderful clean lines and a dramatic monochrome colour scheme with red highlights (of course). Great depictions of them both against Pegasus in the night sky, with shocking and poetic imagery.
Link: Pegasus
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[personal profile] sylvaine posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom:
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Haruno Sakura
Content Notes/Warnings: blood/wounds
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: NA
Artist Website/Gallery: art tag on main blog | Art blog: [tumblr.com profile] lazbonart (the two don't match up so it's worth looking at both)
Why this piece is awesome: I love how badass Sakura looks in this picture. It's honestly exactly how I imagine her. And I love how dynamic the pose is, the little details of her wounds, and especially the pose/shape of her right hand and how it's crumbling the stone.
Link: on tumblr (If that link breaks, I have also reblogged it here.)
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[personal profile] thady posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: HARRY POTTER
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Scorpius Malfoy/Albus Severus Potter
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium:
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [archiveofourown.org profile] PukingPastilles | [deviantart.com profile] puking-pastilles | [tumblr.com profile] pukingpastilles

Why this piece is awesome: This comic is so cute and fluffy. Love their expressions, and the way the artist uses colours.

Link: Fortune Telling.

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[personal profile] ceares posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Star Trek
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject:Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Scotty, McCoy, Chekov and Sulu
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA
Why this piece is awesome: I love the art nouveau style in general and the artist has done a wonderful job here combining the two. The dark, heavy line work, delicate coloring and starlit sky are lovely and the design style is terrific.
Link: Star Trek Art Noveau

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