[personal profile] taiga13 posting in [community profile] poetry
 Here is consequence, folding its wings
on the fence. Here are your chances. After years
of moving whatever you do
from one place to another in the manner
that constitutes your work, you have to admit
you know what you think. About tonight
not so much fallen as struggling to its feet, gorgeous
in spite of what it's done to you. All
is forgiven. The loneliness composed on the road, after hours,
off-shift, out of it, or left behind, the vindictive
clairvoyance of local law enforcement, protracted
incidents represented by lacunae in your resume,
strategic negotiations pursuant to the project
of getting the fuck out of there, or making
the best of being stuck where you were,
in those rooms now creaking in a forest of outlived rooms
recalled as eras are recalled, their outmoded fixtures
and period costumes, motes afloat
in parallelograms of windowlight. Who are you?
What of you persists? Your life is built on intervals
the way a chord is, on changes that alter you
by thirds, by fifths, in silences the progression climbs
to where each song ends, and the next begins.

There's analysis of the poem here.
[personal profile] waywren posting in [community profile] poetry
AFRAID? Of whom am I afraid?
Not death; for who is he?
The porter of my father’s lodge
As much abasheth me.

Of life? ‘T were odd I fear a thing
That comprehendeth me
In one or more existences
At Deity’s decree.

Of resurrection? Is the east
Afraid to trust the morn
With her fastidious forehead?
As soon impeach my crown!
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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: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] vriskca244

Why this piece is awesome: I love the immediate feeling of this work. The swift, sketchy lines and the way they capture Party Poison in a rare moment of relaxation.

Link: S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W
[personal profile] waywren posting in [community profile] poetry
Saadi held his Muse in awe,
She was his mistress and his law;
A twelvemonth he could silence hold,
Nor ran to speak till she him told;
He felt the flame, the fanning wings,
Nor offered words till they were things,
Glad when the solid mountain swims
In music and uplifting hymns.
[personal profile] waywren posting in [community profile] poetry
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields
Woods or steepy mountain yields

And we will sit upon the rocks,
Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks
By shallow rivers to whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals.

And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flower, and a kirtle
Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle;

A gown made of the finest wool
Which from our pretty lambs we pull;
Fair lined slippers for the cold
With buckles of the purest gold;

A belt of straw and ivy buds,
With coral clasps and amber studs;
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Come live with me and be my love.

The shepherds' swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May morning:
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me and be my love.
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Jet Star aka Ray Toro
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: pens?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] barbarabarracuda

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a nice portrait of Ray. I love his thoughtful expression and the way the artist has combined colour and monochrome.

Link: Ray Toro as Jet Star


This is my 100th Bandom art rec in the comm, go me! :-)
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (ACD era)
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: against-stars art tag on tumblr   and on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Another ACD-era femlock! A lovely sepia-coloured Victorian Sherlock and Watson in bustles, with great likenesses and perfectly in character. Gorgeous.
Link: for the camera (on DA) , or on tumblr for the camera
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[personal profile] dancing_serpent posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Hannibal
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Will Graham, Ravenstag
Content Notes/Warnings: blood
Medium: digital painting & airbrushing
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] nowwheresmynut

Why this piece is awesome: It just hit something inside of me. Will kneeling in a puddle of blood, the darkness closing in from all around him, the mirror image of Hannibal...gorgeous!

Link: What do you see? by nowwheresmynut
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art and cosplay
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: madseason art tag on tumblr  and as naieve_wanderer on LJ (art tag). (Shizayats is on LJ but in Russian so I can't  tell if the art there is theirs.)
Why this piece is awesome: This is pretty well-known, but it's such a classic I have to rec it, in case there's anyone out there who hasn't seen it yet.  A cute femlock drawing, and the BEST cosplay ever, possibly in the entire universe.
Link: genderbent Sherlock art and cosplay
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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:
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] junerevolver

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a fun work. They're all so very much not romantic. And I love the bright, clashing colours.

Link: Killjoy Valentines
[staff profile] mark posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance

Hi all,

Today another SSL vulnerability was announced. This one is named POODLE and is, while serious, much less serious than the Heartbleed event from some months ago.

Unfortunately, the only real way to fix the problem is to disable something called "SSLv3" entirely. Basically, this means that we instruct our servers that they are no longer allowed to speak version 3 of the SSL protocol (you can think of it as a language -- we ban this language from our servers). It turns out this is generally OK since most browsers don't actually speak using SSLv3 these days -- you actually use what's called TLS, which is a more modern, better way of protecting the stuff you send across the Internet.

The SSLv3 protocol is actually around 15 years old at this point, and TLS has been out so long that nearly every browser out there supports it. However, shutting off SSLv3 does mean that very old browsers -- IE6, for one -- can no longer talk to Dreamwidth using encryption. In this case, since the encryption wouldn't actually mean anything, we think it's better to not even pretend that it works.

I will be making this change sometime in the next hour or three. This really should impact almost none of you, but there might be one or two and, in that case, I'm sorry. We think it's better to do this so you know you're not actually secure than to let Dreamwidth pretend to be secure.

Edit: This has been deployed. SSLv3 is disabled on Dreamwidth.

Comments and questions welcome, as always!

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[personal profile] dirty_diana posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Marvel Comics [Young Avengers, Hawkeye]
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: America Chavez/Kate Bishop & Clint Barton
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: pencil
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] im-amyability
Why this piece is awesome: Great crossover concept, bringing Kate's two worlds together, with thoughtful scene direction.

Link: untitled AmeriKate with Clint fanart
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[personal profile] dirty_diana posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Marvel Comics [Avengers, Miss Marvel, Spiderwoman]
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Carol Danvers and Jessica Drew
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] toherrys
Why this piece is awesome: Sometimes superpowers are useful, and sometimes they're a tad inconvenient. This is a cute, expressive slice of life scene, as best friends Carol and Jessica struggle through a heat wave.

Link: untitled Carol & Jess fanart

Ray by darkdaughter114(SFW)

14 October 2014 01:34
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[personal profile] ceares posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom:due South
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject:Ray Vecchio
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: darkdaughter on DA
Why this piece is awesome:loose sketches that still manage to capture the essence of Ray V, including the awesomeness of the shirts, plus bonus Dief!
Link: Ray
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[personal profile] fanloremod posting in [community profile] fanlore
After it was made clear to us that it would be appreciated we're attempting to give more regular - ideally monthly - updates of what the Wiki committee is doing again. (Although as you can see they will probably usually be a bit late...)

Stub September was a great success! Thank you very much for your contributions. We don't have any numbers, but many pages in many different fandoms were expanded on. We also held an editing chat, a quick summary of which can be found here.

Fanlore got many new users this month, which we're very happy about. Welcome!
If you have questions or need any help, you can either ask on Fanlore's talk pages (found under "Discussion" on every page's upper left corner) or contact the gardeners or us.

Unfortunately our liaison from the Communications committee left, so our Twitter account might be a little less active for now.

Internally we dealt with the usual outside requests and background stuff, including an identity protection case, and discovered a mass editing tool that will make that process much easier for us in the future.

For October we are preparing for an OTW fund drive, an exciting announcement, finally fulfilling a request from Legal, filling some more holes in our documentation, and dealing with whatever outside requests we get.
[personal profile] wordweaverlynn posting in [community profile] poetry

She tells her love while half asleep,
       In the dark hours,
               With half-words whispered low:
As Earth stirs in her winter sleep
       And puts out grass and flowers
                Despite the snow,
                Despite the falling snow.
--Robert Graves

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13 October 2014 11:38
[personal profile] erda posting in [community profile] poetry
Theme week begins now. Please post poems relating to the theme of snow this week. Please tag them with the words theme:snow.
[personal profile] yodepalma posting in [community profile] poetry
We Have Our Arts So We Won't Die of Truth
-Ray Bradury

Know only Real? Fall dead.
So Nietzsche said.
We have our Arts so we won’t die of Truth.
The World is too much with us
The Flood stays on beyond the Forty Days.
The sheep that graze in yonder fields are wolves.
The clock that ticks inside your head is truly Time
And in the night will bury you.
The children warm in bed at dawn will leave
And take your heart and go to worlds you do not know.
All this being so
We need our Arts to teach us how to breathe
And beat our blood; accept the Devil’s neighborhood,
And age and dark and cars that run us down,
And clown with Death’s-head in him
Or skull that wears Fool’s crown
And jingles blood-rust bells and rattles groans
To earthquake-settle attic bones late nights.
All this, this, this, all this—too much!
It cracks the heart!
And so? Find Art.
Seize brush. Take stance. Do fancy footwork. Dance.
Run race. Try poem. Write play.
Milton does more than drunk God can
To justify Man’s way toward Man.
And maundered Melville takes as task
To find the mask beneath the mask.
And homily by Emily D. shows dust-bin Man’s anomaly.
And Shakespeare poisons up Death’s dart
And of gravedigging hones an art.
And Poe divining tides of blood
Builds Ark of bone to sail the flood.
Death, then, is painful wisdom tooth;
With Art as forceps, pull that Truth,
And plumb the abyss where it was
Hid deep in dark and Time and Cause.
Though Monarch Worm devours our heart,
With Yorick’s mouth cry “Thanks!” to Art.
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Content Notes/Warnings: NSFW
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: felixandria's art on tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: Great drawing, meltingly hot, and I love the colours - the low light effect with highlights. And of course, Watson has red pants. Excellent fem!Sherlock likeness as well.
Link: Untitled NSFW femlock

tumblr meme template

11 October 2014 16:59
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[personal profile] aethel posting in [community profile] fanlore
During the Fanlore chat today, we were discussing the need for more documentation of Tumblr fandom, so I made a meme template so that fannish memes on tumblr can have a page. (Please check it out and let me know if there should be more fields, etc.) However, the template still needs a category. Does Category:Memes as a subcategory under Category:Tropes & Genres work?

Existing pages that might belong in the category include Stilinski_Twins, Flower Crown, I Believe in Sherlock Holmes, Caramelldansen and How to Wear Men's Shirts
[personal profile] yodepalma posting in [community profile] poetry
I adore Shane Koyczan to an absurd amount, and this is my absolute favorite poem by him (possibly I'm biased because it's the first of his I'd ever heard). It's in a sort of narrative view because it's a long spoken-word poem, so there's an embedded video at the end of the post if you want to just listen to it.

The Crickets Have Arthritis
by Shane Koyczan

It doesn't matter why I was there, where the air is sterile and the sheets sting. It doesn't matter that I was hooked up to this thing that buzzed and beeped every time my heart leaped like a man who's faith tells him God's hands are big enough to catch an airplane, or a world. It doesn't matter that I was curled up like a fist protesting death, or that every breath was either hard labour or hard time, or that I'm either always too hot or too cold. Doesn't matter because my hospital roommate wears star wars pajamas, and he's 9 years old. His name is Louis, and I don't have to ask what he's got. The bald head with the skin and bones frame speaks volumes. The gameboy and the feather pillow booms like they're trying to make him feel at home because he's going to be here awhile.

Read more... )

Buzz off by SkreeBat (SFW)

11 October 2014 21:05
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Kobra Kid & Party Poison aka Mikey & Gerard Way
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] skreebat

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a cool work. The menacing expression on their faces and the spooky light in their eyes gives it a really scary atmosphere.

Link: Buzz off
[personal profile] yodepalma posting in [community profile] poetry
Shifting the Sun
by Diana Der-Hovanessian

When your father dies, say the Irish,
you lose your umbrella against bad weather.
May his sun be your light, say the Armenians.

When your father dies, say the Welsh,
you sink a foot deeper into the earth.
May you inherit his light, say the Armenians.

When your father dies, say the Canadians,
you run out of excuses.
May you inherit his sun, say the Armenians.

When your father dies, say the French,
you become your own father.
May you stand up in his light, say the Armenians.

When you father dies, say the Indians,
he comes back as the thunder.
May you inherit his light, say the Armenians.

When your father dies, say the Russians,
he takes your childhood with him.
May you inherit his light, say the Armenians.

When your father dies, say the English,
you join his club you vowed you wouldn't.
May you inherit his sun, say the Armenians.

When your father dies, say the Armenians,
your sun shifts forever.
And you walk in his light.
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[personal profile] dancing_serpent posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Hannibal
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Hannibal Lecter/Alana Bloom/Will Graham
Content Notes/Warnings: nudity, threesome
Medium: digital drawing
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] AlessiaPelonzi

Why this piece is awesome: Part of the artist's Hannibal tarot card series. Unusually peaceful and gentle for Hannibal fandom. They all look so content being with each other.

Link: VI. The Lovers by AlessiaPelonzi

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10 October 2014 13:51
[personal profile] erda posting in [community profile] poetry
Theme week will begin Monday Oct. 13th, and our theme is snow. I will post again on Monday to let you know it is time to begin posting your selections.

Fanlore editing chat

10 October 2014 00:00
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[personal profile] fanloremod posting in [community profile] fanlore
You are cordially invited to an editing chat for questions, discussions, or just to talk about Fanlore editing on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30pm UTC (what time is that in my timezone?), in the Fanlore chat room on Campfire.

Come join Wiki staffers, gardeners and fellow editors and find out more about how you can help develop the entries on Fanlore!

Pantoum | Elise Matthesen

9 October 2014 17:40
[personal profile] yodepalma posting in [community profile] poetry
Pantoum
by Elise Matthesen

A poet with paper and pen is in business.
Don't let them know what you're doing.
Remember to keep your tools sharp.
Brush up on your covert ops skills.

Don't let them know what you're doing.
Poets know how to get past the borders.
Brush up on your covert ops skills --
It helps to look abstract, or pretty, or simple.

Poets know how to get past the borders;
A poem can be a way of smuggling truth.
It helps to look abstract, or pretty, or simple.
Some poems are strong enough to bear that.

A poem can be a way of smuggling truth.
Bones speak louder than official histories.
Some poems are strong enough to bear that.
A poet can owe a debt of story to a bone.

Bones speak louder than official histories.
Some things demand that we tell how they happened.
A poet can owe a debt of story to a bone
Or a stick, a charred stub, white stones, blood.

Some things demand that we tell how they happened.
A poet with paper and pen is in business,
Or a stick, a charred stub, white stones, blood.
Remember to keep your tools sharp.

Damsels by Daaakota (SFW)

10 October 2014 09:10
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Holmes and Watson
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: not with any content 
Artist Website/Gallery: Daaakota on DA
Why this piece is awesome: This month I'm doing Sherlock Holmes (any iterations) themed towards femlock and other gender-bending. This one's marvellous - They're women, set back in the ACD period. I love the muted palette and the London lamplight on their clothes and faces. (Also, in my head this is the femlock version of my SH OTP - Jeremy Brett and Jude Law, as in the icon). 
Link: Damsels

(can we have a Sherlock Holmes (ACD) fandom tag as well please?)

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