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[personal profile] thady posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: HARRY POTTER
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Luna Lovegood, Thestral
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium:
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] danicat91

Why this piece is awesome: I love the slightly sketchy look of this picture. Luna looks great here. I love the slight sweetness of it, and Luna's soft smile.

Link: Luna Lovegood - Inktober 23rd.

Magic glass, by mccink. (G, SFW)

4 December 2016 20:57
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[personal profile] thady posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: HARRY POTTER
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Harry Potter
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium:
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] mccink

Why this piece is awesome: This looks really cool. I like the use of the colors, and the stained glass look.

Link: Magic glass.

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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: A hobbit - possibly Bilbo or Frodo - walking down a moonlit lane.
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: watercolour
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] graemeskinner / Graeme Skinner - Sketchbook

Why this piece is awesome: This is one of the loveliest night time scenes I think I've ever seen. It really evokes the dreamy peacefulness of a night time wander. The way the moon almost drowns out the start and paints the everything in a multitude of blue-gray shades is just perfect.

Link: Moonlit Wander

(no subject)

3 December 2016 23:02
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
The site slowdown tonight (Saturday night) is due to database load -- Saturday nights are one of our busiest times and we're still going to need to do some performance tweaks to our new setup over the next few days as we run into load issues. (Some problems only show up once all y'all start banging on the site!) We've made a few changes now that will improve things for some people, and will do a more permanent fix later on tonight or tomorrow morning once the traffic dies down, since doing it now would just increase database load.

Site performance may continue to be rocky on and off for the next few days until we get everything tuned the way it needs to be tuned -- thank you for your patience!

Revenge by ecc-poetry

3 December 2016 16:24
[personal profile] taiga13 posting in [community profile] poetry
Since you mention it, I think I will start that race war.

I could’ve swung either way? But now I’m definitely spending
the next 4 years converting your daughters to lesbianism;
I’m gonna eat all your guns. Swallow them lock stock and barrel
and spit bullet casings onto the dinner table;

I’ll give birth to an army of mixed-race babies.
With fathers from every continent and genders to outnumber the stars,
my legion of multiracial babies will be intersectional as fuck
and your swastikas will not be enough to save you,
because real talk, you didn't stop the future from coming. )
Link here.

No rest..., by Arboriss. (G, SFW)

3 December 2016 20:44
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[personal profile] thady posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: HARRY POTTER
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Gen; Neville Longbottom, ghost!Severus Snape, ghost!Nagini
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] Arboriss

Why this piece is awesome: The idea is great and I love the expressions, especially Snape's.

Link: No rest....

7 am, by upthehillart. (G, SFW)

2 December 2016 22:22
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[personal profile] thady posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: HARRY POTTER
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley
Content Notes/Warnings: male bare chest
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] upthehillart

Why this piece is awesome: Great slice-of-life picture, they look so cozy together. I like how real this feels

Link: 7 am.

Known Issues Update 12/2

2 December 2016 10:21
[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
  • The site may occasionally be slow to respond or have trouble connecting as we tune servers and databases, or you may receive Gateway Timeout errors.

  • Comment notification emails may be delayed due to database load.

  • Inbound email (post-by-email and comment-by-email) may be delayed for a bit while your outgoing mail server catches up with the switch.

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  • The site search database may be missing entries and comments and will catch up over the next few days, as database load allows. Entries and comments posted since the site came back up will be added to the index as they're posted.

  • Logging into other sites using your Dreamwidth OpenID is working again! Yay!

  • Loading embedded content over secure connections should be fixed!

  • There is a known problem with trying to rearrange elements on the Beta Update page because a script element isn't loading properly. Update: This should be fixed now!


Let us know if you see anything else odd with the site that isn't listed here!

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[personal profile] thady posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: HARRY POTTER
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Harry Potter, Teddy Lupin
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] cookiecreation

Why this piece is awesome: I love how happy and familiar with each other Harry and Teddy are. Teddy looks great, I love the color of his hair and how happy he looks. Love the contented smile on Harry's face.

Link: Legacies.

(no subject)

1 December 2016 12:14
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
We have now cut over to our new hardware! If you can see this, the site should be working for you.

Things you don't need to tell us about:

* The site may look a little weird or naked for a while as your computer/network/ISP/etc catches up with the switch.
* Comment notification emails should be going out properly, but inbound email (post-by-email and comment-by-email) may be delayed for a bit while your outgoing mail server catches up with the switch.
* The site search database is a few days out of date (missing entries from the past two days) and will catch up over the next few days. Entries and comments posted since the site came back up will be added to the index when they're posted.

Known issues:

* Accessing the site will be slow for a while as the caches warm back up, and you may receive Gateway Timeout errors.
* Due to the occasional database connection problem due to high load and site slowness earlier, some comments did not generate emailed notifications and those notifications can't be re-sent. New comments made since we resolved the DB problems are generating email notifications, but slowly (due to the general database slowness).
* Logging in to other sites using your Dreamwidth OpenID is broken (& we'll fix it as soon as we can!)

Let us know if you see anything else weird!

(no subject)

1 December 2016 09:17
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
We are now within our maintenance window for today. The site will go into read-only mode when we're ready to begin the maintenance, and will be unavailable for at least most of the morning. Watch our Twitter status account for updates!

Queen Daenerys by Mehdic (SFW)

2 December 2016 00:42
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
I'm sneaking this in as it's still Nov 30th somewhere on the planet! :)

Fandom: Game of Thrones
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Daenerys
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Mehdic on DA
Why this piece is awesome: A gorgeous portrait of Daenerys in regal finery, on the iron throne. The likeness is amazing and I love her complicated expression and that she looks so strong here, as many portraits just show her as pretty. She's very much a queen, here.
Link: Queen Daenerys

Reminder: Downtime tomorrow

30 November 2016 22:06
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
A reminder: the site will be down/in read-only mode tomorrow for server maintenance for at least a little while. (Some people may also have trouble accessing the site even after it comes back up, depending on your network/computer/ISP settings.) We're beginning the maintenance window at 10AM EST/7AM PST/11PM UTC, and to be on the safe side, we're setting a window of 8 hours for possible downtime. It probably won't take that long, but there's also a (very small) chance it may take longer! We'll keep you updated on any changes with our off-site status Twitter account.

Volunteer by AnastasiaMantihora

30 November 2016 13:24
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[personal profile] musyc posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Luna Lovegood (Gen)
Content Notes/Warnings: None.
Medium: Digital drawing
Artist Website/Gallery: anastasiamantihora at deviantart
Why this piece is awesome: While I enjoy the delicate lines and hints of shading, it's the premise of this artwork that I like most. Luna's looking so calmly at the postal owls, wondering which one will take her letter. The owls are either refusing to look or looking horrified. The little "no no no" written in around the perches cracks me up every time.
Link: Volunteer, on deviantart
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
As we prep for tomorrow's server maintenance, the site may look weird or 'naked' (no styling, images not loading, etc) on and off over the next hour or so. If you notice it, there's no need to report it: if it happens, we did it on purpose.

Alexandrite by searoth (SFW)

30 November 2016 08:43
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[personal profile] juniperphoenix posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Alexandrite
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: searoth on DeviantArt

Why this piece is awesome: One of the commenters on DeviantArt said "this image is fearfully and wonderfully wrought," and that about sums it up. The perspective — looking straight into Alexandrite's fanged mouth, framed by her many hands — emphasizes the monstrous, unsettling qualities of this character. I also love the coloring, which is interestingly textured.

Link: Alexandrite
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Edoras
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: ink?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] erzsebet-beast

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a lovingly detailed drawing of Edoras. It feels very real.

Link: Edoras, Golden Hall of Rohan

Luna Lovegood by 7lisa

29 November 2016 01:21
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[personal profile] musyc posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Luna Lovegood (Gen)
Content Notes/Warnings: None.
Medium: Digital drawing
Artist Website/Gallery: 7lisa at deviantart
Why this piece is awesome: I especially enjoy the strong lines and textures/colors of this artwork. Luna's wand through her hair is a great detail, and this particular piece really emphasizes her dirigible plum earrings.
Link: Luna Lovegood, on deviantart
[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
There will be a maintenance window, with some downtime, on Thursday, December 1, starting at 10AM EST/7AM PST/3PM UTC, for server maintenance and upgrades. To err on the side of caution, we're calling it an 8 hour window (so, until 6PM EST/3PM PST/11PM UTC), although we don't expect that the site will be in maintenance mode for the whole time.

We'll remind you Wednesday night, and again when the site is going into maintenance mode.
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[personal profile] juniperphoenix posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Garnet, Pearl, Amethyst, and Lapis
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DreamerWhit on DeviantArt

Why this piece is awesome: If you enjoy the style of Alphonse Mucha, don't miss this beautiful set of portraits. I love the rich colors and all the carefully thought-out details, like the old-fashioned reimagining of Pearl's outfit, the fountain behind her, and the callback to "Mirror Gem" in Lapis's surf-washed halo.

Link: Steven Universe Art Nouveau

Luna Lovegood by Numyumy (G)

27 November 2016 00:18
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[personal profile] musyc posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Luna Lovegood (Gen)
Content Notes/Warnings: None.
Medium: Digital painting
Artist Website/Gallery: numyumy at deviantart
Why this piece is awesome: I love the way Luna is looking at the viewer. The way the artist has painted her eyes makes them look like you're staring into the infinite deep, just how I imagine Luna looks at the world. The glow of her hair against the dark backdrop is a fantastic contrast, and the addition of the upside-down Quibbler is a great nod to canon.
Link: Luna Lovegood, on deviantart
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: the Gates of Argonath at night
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: pencils
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] ethalenskye

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a cool depiction of the Pillars of the Kings. I love the nighttime lighting.

Link: Night and the Argonath

Sansa by aquiles-soir (SFW)

27 November 2016 01:33
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Game of Thrones
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Sansa Stark
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional painting/inkwork
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: aquiles-soir on DA
Why this piece is awesome: This is a really strong picture of Sansa, later in the series, when she's seen too much and toughened up considerably. I like that she's strong rather than pretty, and that you can see how cold it is up in the North from her reddened nose - Winter is Coming, after all. Great subtle use of colour, especially in her eyes. Definitely worth enlarging for the details.
Link: Sansa

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