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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Gerard & Mikey Way
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: watercolours & ink
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] mychemicaldoodle

Why this piece is awesome: This is an awesome little work that never fails to make me smile. It's deceptively simple at first glance, but a closer look reveals the sure linework and carefully balanced colour palette. The body language and expressions of Gerard and Mikey are rendered in an equally skillful way. And the interaction between them is so typical of brothers - you can really imagine something like this happening many times over the years.

Link: Way Brothers
[personal profile] batdina posting in [community profile] poetry
Five A.M. in the Pinewoods

I'd seen
their hoofprints in the deep
needles and knew
they ended the long night

under the pines, walking
like two mute
and beautiful women toward
the deeper woods, so I

got up in the dark and
went there. They came
slowly down the hill
and looked at me sitting under

the blue trees, shyly
they stepped
closer and stared
from under their thick lashes and even

nibbled some damp
tassels of weeds. This
is not a poem about a dream,
though it could be.

This is a poem about the world
that is ours, or could be.
Finally
one of them—I swear it!—

would have come to my arms.
But the other
stamped sharp hoof in the
pine needles like

the tap of sanity,
and they went off together through
the trees. When I woke
I was alone,

I was thinking:
so this is how you swim inward,
so this is how you flow outward,
so this is how you pray.

-- Mary Oliver

So I'm apparently having a run on poems about prayer. (as well as a hard time with formatting.)
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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 art
Artist on DW/LJ: NA
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] basedtaka
Why this piece is awesome: This is such a cute picture! I really like their tender expressions, and am also well pleased that their pose showcases Sakura's strength.
Link: on tumblr (if that link breaks, I have also reblogged it here.)

Prayer -- Jorie Graham

17 April 2015 19:34
[personal profile] batdina posting in [community profile] poetry
Prayer

Over a dock railing, I watch the minnows, thousands, swirl
themselves, each a miniscule muscle, but also, without the
way to create current, making of their unison (turning, re-
infolding,

entering and exiting their own unison in unison) making of themselves a
visual current, one that cannot freight or sway by
minutest fractions the water’s downdrafts and upswirls, the
dockside cycles of finally-arriving boat-wakes, there where
they hit deeper resistance, water that seems to burst into
itself (it has those layers), a real current though mostly
invisible sending into the visible (minnows) arrowing
motion that forces change—

this is freedom. This is the force of faith. Nobody gets
what they want. Never again are you the same. The longing
is to be pure. What you get is to be changed. More and more by
each glistening minute, through which infinity threads itself,
also oblivion, of course, the aftershocks of something
at sea. Here, hands full of sand, letting it sift through
in the wind, I look in and say take this, this is
what I have saved, take this, hurry. And if I listen
now? Listen. I was not saying anything. It was only
something I did. I could not choose words. I am free to go.
I cannot of course come back. Not to this. Never.
It is a ghost posed on my lips. Here: never.

-- Jorie Graham

ETA: formatting cleaned up on Saturday night.

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17 April 2015 13:02
[personal profile] erda posting in [community profile] poetry
Theme week will begin Monday April 20th, and our theme is times of day. I will probably not be able to post again on Monday to let you know it is time to begin posting your selections, so if it is Monday for you wherever you may be, please go ahead and post. Just remember to tag your posts with theme:times of day and have fun!

Shema -- Primo Levi

16 April 2015 14:48
[personal profile] batdina posting in [community profile] poetry
Shema

You who live secure
In your warm houses,
Who return at evening to find
Hot food and friendly faces:
Consider whether this is a man,
Who labours in the mud
Who knows no peace
Who fights for a crust of bread
Who dies at a yes or a no.
Consider whether this is a woman,
Without hair or name
With no more strength to remember
Eyes empty and womb cold
As a frog in winter.
Consider that this has been:
I commend these words to you.
Engrave them on your hearts
When you are in your house, when you walk on your way,
When you go to bed, when you rise.
Repeat them to your children.
Or may your house crumble,
Disease render you powerless,
Your offspring avert their faces from you.

-- Primo Levi
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[personal profile] sylvaine posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Naruto
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Haruno Sakura, Hyuuga Hinata, Yamanaka Ino, Tenten
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: NA
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] bayneezone and [deviantart.com profile] gabzillaz
Why this piece is awesome: The Konoha girls as a roller derby crew! :D I lack the words to describe how much this pleases me, so I'll just say that I love their confident expressions and poses. And definitely check out both the artists' galleries, there's a lot of quality art that I had trouble choosing from!
Link: Rollerderby derps

Pandora by wulfy88 (SFW)

17 April 2015 00:23
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Avatar
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Pandora (the planet) and possibly Jake and Neytiri in the distance
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: wulfy88 on DA
Why this piece is awesome: A beautiful painting of Pandora's waterfalls, pools and alien jungle. I like how the artist's conveyed the luminosity of the vegetation.
Link: Pandora
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[personal profile] ceares posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: David Rossi
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: Color pencil
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA Tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: The artist uses a great technique that makes the picture vibrant and the color just pop. The pose is dynamic and the likeness spot on.
Link: David Rossi
[personal profile] batdina posting in [community profile] poetry
Nancy’s Garden before a Storm

The garden, she says, is full of promise.
She says that every spring.

Full of her kiwi, nuts, and cheese, I wander through
her love for growing things:

bleeding hearts waiting to be shaken,
dogwoods’ dreaming tongues

starred by the first few drops,
fists of purple iris.

--Joy Ladin
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Frank Iero
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: marker & inks & watercolours?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] inthehhallwaynow

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a great portrait of Frank on stage. It's colourful and messy and full of energy. Just like Frank.

Link: I cant pretend that i can stomach your face
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[personal profile] ceares posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Entire cast
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA Tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: This could easily be a promo piece for the show. Terrific design with bits and pieces every where to draw your eye and a wonderfully created and sustained moood/theme.
Link: Season 7

April Showers - Week 2

12 April 2015 22:16
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[personal profile] fanloremod posting in [community profile] fanlore
April Showers concluded the second week and we hope you enjoyed it!

The fandoms highlighted this week were:


Some of these pages are still stubs and can use some love; even those that aren't can always benefit from additional fannish perspectives!

If you're not sure where to start, check out our New Visitor Portal! It will guide you through getting an account, Fanlore policies, and wiki editing.

Remember, you can follow each fandom as it's highlighted on the [twitter.com profile] fanlore_news and [twitter.com profile] ao3org Twitters as well as ao3org on Tumblr.

We invite you to tell us your history, your stories; share your memories and experiences; preserve your fannish culture — in these fandoms or in any others! Check out the April Showers challenge tag on AO3 for inspiration on other fandoms to contribute to — or, if you don't see your fandoms there yet, all the more reason to share!

Have you created or edited any Fanlore pages for April Showers? Tell us about your contributions in the comments below. Happy editing!
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Avatar
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Neytiri
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: SteveDelamere on DA    own website
Why this piece is awesome: A lovely portrait of Neytiri with great perspective - she's caught in motion, looking up. Great likeness and details. And there's a WIP breakdown of the painting's creation here - I love WIPs! Potraits of Neytiri are very popular in this fandom's art, and this is a great one. Enlarge it to fully appreciate.
Link: Neytiri Na'vi
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Gerard & Mikey Way
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: ink?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] clockworkprincess / [tumblr.com profile] ragesyndrome

Why this piece is awesome: This is another great depiction of the Way brothers onstage get-together. I particularly love the body language, it's so very them. And the shading and linework is wonderful.

Link: brothers (DeviantART) or here (Tumblr)
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[personal profile] ceares posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Elle Greenaway
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: watercolor pencil and marker
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA, Altarion
Why this piece is awesome: Elle wasn't a fan favorite but I really liked her and it was nice to find this gorgeous, vibrant piece. I love the coloring and her 'just about to smart off' I imagine, pose.
Link: Elle
[personal profile] jjhunter posting in [community profile] poetry
Every now and then, I come back to this poem and boggle at how deftly the first line draws one into presence in time, place, magnification of the scene of its predicament. At the tipping point of the day, in the desert, one must imagine oneself down very close to the ground indeed to see the throbbing throat of an otherwise still lizard panting for breath.
---

AT THE BOMB TESTING SITE
William Stafford

At noon in the desert a panting lizard
waited for history, its elbows tense,
watching the curve of a particular road
as if something might happen.

It was looking at something farther off
than people could see, an important scene
acted in stone for little selves
at the flute end of consequences.

There was just a continent without much on it
under a sky that never cared less.
Ready for a change, the elbows waited.
The hands gripped hard on the desert.
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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: watercolours
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] evafaithhorror

Why this piece is awesome: This is a wonderful portait of Gerard as an artist. I love the intense focus of his gaze, how completely he seems to concentrate on his work. I have a great fondness for watercolour as a media, particularly when it's used as skillfully as it is here. The delicate shading and the strong, sure brushwork are perfect for the subject.

Link: Gerard Way

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