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Fandom: Sailor Moon
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Inner Senshi
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] cuppa-tan

Why this piece is awesome: Starting off my Sailor Moon recs with a bang! I love "bad girl/girl gang" takes on the Sailor Senshi, because it celebrates in a different way something that I think is very important to the show's legacy ... that whole sense of empowerment and inspiration that a generation of girls and women (among others) got from such teen-girl-centric power fantasies. Part of what's important in the manga/anime/etc is the fact that in many ways the Senshi are deeply, unabashedly "girly" ... but that makes more blatant homages all the more enjoyable for me. Anyway, I'm rambling, but ... it's so in-your-face and FUN. :) The messy cartoony style and bold colors suit it nicely, and I love their faces.

Link: http://cuppa-tan.deviantart.com/art/The-Sailor-Punkz-318198285

Evil Time | Herman Hesse

2 September 2014 15:19
[personal profile] yodepalma posting in [community profile] poetry
Evil Time
Herman Hesse
 
Now we are silent
And sing no songs anymore,
Our pace grows heavy;
This is the night that was bound to come.
 
Give me your hand,
Perhaps we still have a long way to go.
It's snowing, it's snowing.
Winter is a hard thing in a strange country.
 
Where is the time
When a light, a hearth burned for us?
Give me your hand!
Perhaps we still have a long way to go.

Beyond the World | Muso Soseki

1 September 2014 12:38
[personal profile] yodepalma posting in [community profile] poetry
Beyond the World
Musō Soseki

This place of wild land
has no boundaries
north south east or west
It is hard to see
even the tree
in the middle of it
Turning your head
you can look beyond
each direction
For the first time
you know that your eyes
have been deceiving you
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Fandom: Real Ghostbusters
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Peter Venkman, retro McDonald's
Content Notes/Warnings: May cause nostalgia. ;)
Medium: Hand ink, Photoshop
Artist on DW/LJ: Isabella Price
Artist Website/Gallery: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/isabellaprice/
Why this piece is awesome: Bella takes a HUGE leap back to the '80s by having Peter chill with 80s McDonald's icon, Mac Tonight.
Link: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/14367946/

Stub September - Fandoms

1 September 2014 00:36
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For this year's Stub September, we have chosen weekly themes to focus on specific types of stubs. However, you are always welcome to work on any stub (or any other article!) at any time.

The first week's theme is fandoms!

There are a number of pages about individual fandoms that need more information. Some of the current stubs include:

and many more! Feel free to browse the stubs, pages that need expansion, and examples wanted categories.

Resources for editing fandom pages )

Check back next week for a new theme! If you have any questions, feel free to comment on this post or to email the Fanlore Gardeners.

You are also totally welcome and encouraged to leave comments letting us know about your contributions to the challenge. Happy editing!

coffee break by iyori [sfw]

31 August 2014 17:21
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[personal profile] dirty_diana posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Elementary
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Marcus Bell and Joan Watson
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] iyori
Why this piece is awesome: Elementary the fandom, like Elementary the show, is full of what some actors call "walk-and-talks". Here's a cute one featuring rare pairing JoanBell.

Link: coffee break

New Wiki committee members

31 August 2014 21:25
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The Wiki committee is excited to welcome two new members:

- Emma S. Tyler (Emma S. Tyler)
- Willowcabins (Willowcabins)

With eight members (plus two liaisons) we currently have one of the largest Wiki committees yet. We are looking forward to finding out what we can accomplish together.
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[personal profile] reflectedeve posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Derek Hale
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] ocicatsy

Why this piece is awesome: Well, um. It's DEREK'S SAILOR SENSHI TRANSFORMATION. (Although, perhaps regrettably, there's no actual sailor suit involved.) Super awesome.

I think there's a rule out there somewhere to the effect that every fandom must have its Sailor Moon fusion (and I've had more than a few discussions about Scott McCall being a Magical Girl), but this is quite probably my all-time favorite example. It's beautifully drawn (mmm, line weights and spot blacks), and I love the little crossover details (Derek's claws appearing where the nail polish sequence would have been, his leather jacket being created out of the ribbons!). Even the panel layout and sparkle placement work really well. PRETTY WOLFIE SAILOR DEREK.

Incidentally, this is the last of my Teen Wolf recs for the timebeing, but I'll be starting on Sailor Moon tomorrow! ;)

Link: http://ocicatsy.tumblr.com/post/36644952927/magical-girl-ified-werewolf-transformation-based
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Fandom: Captain America, Marvel Movieverse
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Steve Rogers
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: cooru on Deviantart
Why this piece is awesome: This is a gorgeous portrait of Steve in the leather-jacketed WWII Cap outfit he wore when he went after Bucky's captured platoon in The First Avenger. The detail and coloring is just great, and I love his bashful expression.

Link: Captain America
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Fandom: Captain America, Marvel Movieverse
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Vylla on Deviantart
Why this piece is awesome: Adorable cartoon about, well, what the subject line says. Bucky's protectiveness and lack of tolerance for Steve's lack of self-preservation is nicely done here.

Link: That one time Bucky found out how Steve “died”
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Fandom: Pacific Rim
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Mako Mori
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Urk! - it's almost the end of August and I realized I haven't posted any pics of Mako yet. So here's a lovely and original painting. I really like the criss-cross effect with the lines, looking like light or reflections from water.
Link: Mako painting
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Fandom: Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (aka Ronin Warriors)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Touma, Seiji, Xiu, Shin, and Ryo (Rowen, Sage, Kento, Cye, and Ryo in the dub)
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] soularis

Why this piece is awesome: I love their little faces and the bold outlines and bright colours. It's such a cute and happymaking work.

Link: Ronin Chibi Pile
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[personal profile] reflectedeve posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Allison Argent/Lydia Martin
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] anobviousaside

Why this piece is awesome: There's something so messy and so elegant about this, all at once. I love this kind of sketchy-but-still-finished look. The composition's great, too, and their faces are very expressive. In general, I'm really into the whole "queen/princess and knight" trope you see in a lot of Allison/Lydia fanart ... this might be my favorite of the bunch.

Link: http://anobviousaside.tumblr.com/post/82062974828/happy-birthday-lights-11-59pm-i-am-just
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[personal profile] reflectedeve posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Season Two main cast
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] guzusuru, [tumblr.com profile] guzusuru

Why this piece is awesome: It still cracks me up every time. This was one of the first pieces of Teen Wolf fanart I saw, when I got into the show back during Season Two! The loose, cartoony style fits perfectly with the goofy, frenetic subject matter, and it reflects my sense of the weird unbalance in the cast of the time: a pile of kids and, sticking out like a sore thumb, this hulking adult werewolf who was all mixed up in their drama (or more accurately, they were all mixed up in his). Things felt more like wacky hijinks than everyone's-(really)-gonna-die, back then (ah, nostalgia). The title's perfect, and so is Stiles's face.

Link: http://guzusuru.deviantart.com/art/TW-Too-Many-Teens-in-a-Jeep-and-Derek-334512620
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[personal profile] reflectedeve posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Kira Yukimura
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: [personal profile] ataratah
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] ataratah

Why this piece is awesome: So pretty! [personal profile] ataratah's style is so flowy and graceful, always, and I love the way the coloring works out here (very watercolor-esque). The premise is also super cute; I love the various characters' notes and chatter. (Admittedly, I'm a little biased there, but she took the idea and ran with it!) Once again, the whole series is worth a look!

Link: http://ataratah.tumblr.com/post/92491448257/lydia-martins-bestiary-appendix-a-part-1-kira
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Fandom: Pacific Rim
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Kaiju and ship
Content Notes/Warnings: doomed ship, no explicit devastation
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: on DA  on tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: I warned you we'd be returning to the giant lizardy things at some point in this fandom, so here we are, almost at month's end and starting some Kaiju pics. Not exactly giant lizards as Kaiju are more alien than that, but monsters, anyway. I love the dramatic composition in this one, the weird and somehow threatening colour scheme, and the detailing of the sea in particular. Click to enlarge, for the full effect.
Link: My Kaiju
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[personal profile] reflectedeve posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Vernon Boyd, Erica Reyes and Cora Hale
Content Notes/Warnings: gore (zombies)
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] kissingcullens

Why this piece is awesome: kissingcullens has a really neat, illustrative style; their portrayals of characters' faces are a little cartoony (sometimes borderline caricature-esque) and so expressive. I particularly enjoy their Horror Illustration series (check 'em all out!) for their fun play with classic genre tropes, and this one is nicely on-point. It's very well-balanced compositionally, and the mostly-flat sepia color scheme is really effective. Also, it's always nice to see the spotlight on these underused (and awesome) characters! I love Erica's snarl of determination. <3

Link: http://kissingcullens.tumblr.com/post/60305856644/teen-wolf-horror-illustration-series-zombie

Stub September 2014!

31 August 2014 18:39
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image by caitie of autumn leaves


The Wiki Committee is pleased to announce Stub September 2014!

While fans are welcome to edit Fanlore at any time of the year, next month the Wiki Committee is organizing a special event. Stub September is a challenge for anyone, newcomers and seasoned Fanlore editors alike, to pick a stub and expand on it. A stub is an article on Fanlore that is under-developed and missing important information. Right now, there are over 1600 existing pages on Fanlore that are already identified as stubs. You're invited to use the list to find a page where you know something about the topic, and edit the page to add your new information. It's as simple as that.

In addition to the identified stubs, there two other types of articles, pages that need expansion and examples wanted, that need more information.

Pages that need expansion are pages that are too long to be considered stubs, but are still missing crucial information; e.g., there may be some empty placeholder sections that need filling in. This category was created in response to user feedback during the first Stub September.

Examples wanted are pages that are missing specific examples to define or illustrate the page topic. This category is much shorter and needs more specific information. If you know any examples, please just add them to the page!

New this year:


This year, we have chosen to focus on specific types of stubs during each week of the month. This is intended to make it easier to decide on a page to work on, but you are welcome to work on any stub (or any other article!) at any time. There will be new themes each week of September, so make sure to watch this space for more information. The first theme will be announced tomorrow!

Feel free to post links to the articles you work on and let others know about the project! If you haven't yet tried your hand at writing something for Fanlore, Stub September is a good month to add more information to existing Fanlore articles without having to start your own page from scratch. And you might also find out -- it's fun!

To help newcomers get started, the Wiki Committee will be organizing an editing party on Sunday, September 14th at 19:00 UTC (what time is that in my timezone?) in the Fanlore chat room where you can come and ask questions or just work on entries alongside other people.

If you're unable to attend the editing party but have questions about Fanlore or how to get started, you can post below, or contact us.
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Fandom: Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (aka Ronin Warriors)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Gen Masho Rajura (Dais, Dark Warlord of Illusion in the dub)
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: watercolours
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] wintersknight

Why this piece is awesome: This is a great portrait of Rajura. I love his slightly crazy expression and how the grey-green background sets off the brilliant colour of his armour. The subtle webbing is another great detail.

Link: Gen Masho
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Raleigh Becket
Content Notes/Warnings: Naked torso, otherwise SFW
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: art tag on tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: Reversebang illustrations for an Aussie surfing AU. I love the minimalist, near-monochrome palette and Raleigh's physique, stance and likeness are captured perfectly.
Link: Playing Hooky
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Sorry I'm a bit late...

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 September with these fandoms:

* Doctor Who ([personal profile] turlough)
* Marvel Movieverse ([personal profile] dirty_diana)
* Sailor Moon ([personal profile] reflectedeve)

So we already have a few recs too look forward to in September, but 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 only ONE reccer has volunteered for October, 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 September, October 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 August. If you are looking for something to inspire you, the prompt for this (not quite a) week is "School", 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.)

Dibs by cashands (SFW)

25 August 2014 20:22
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Fandom: Supernatural
Characters/Pairing/Subject: Dean Winchester, Benny Lafitte, Castiel
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital fancomic
Artist on DW/LJ: unknown
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] cashands
Why this piece is awesome: delightfully silly & excellently framed. Really well done with amazingly expressive faces.

Link: Fancomic (tumblr)
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UNDER the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie:
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you 'grave for me:
Here he lies where he long'd to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.

untitled by joisbishmyoga

22 August 2014 18:53
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It wasn’t til recently that
men derived cause from effect
found that thunder did not
cause milk to spoil
but was merely a symptom
of the storms of heat
and humidity
and summer
in a place that was not Paradise.

We had that Paradise, you and I,
made two bodies from clay and
breath; you, Adamah, the earth,
and I, Lil, the wind. We had the same
source, the same Maker; why, then,
did you demand that I serve? I was made
your equal. But three inches of flesh between
your legs somehow deserved more than the three
pounds armored over my heart.

Of course I left.

I would’ve returned had you grown up. But you
could not stand to be wrong. I heard you, that day,
when you demanded a new woman, one unequal to
you, one unlike me, and our Maker asked if you were
quite certain. I’ve since learned His question, a thousand
thousand shades of are you certain, in genies and monkey’s
paws and the too-fair folk. Are you certain? You were certain.

Be careful what you wish for.

Your children’s children lost the word in Babel, forgot it was
no rib He used when I watched Him create Haya for you.
Did you not weep for the backbone of your manhood, Adamah?
Perhaps you never noticed it gone, blind as you’d become.
How did you not see that the welts only ever came up
upon your own skin? That the earth was not red until you
bled yourself out upon it, under that last full moon
in Paradise? How did you forget throwing Haya into the
orchard to wait out your disgust?

Haya only ever did what you demanded, Adamah, and,
dearest husband, you ever were a snake.

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Fandom: Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (aka Ronin Warriors) / Marvel Comics
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Yami Masho Anubis (Cale, Dark Warlord of Corruption in the dub)
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: pencils & markers?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] peeping-doom

Why this piece is awesome: This piece is one of the oldest I've recced but through sheer serendipity it's also one of the most topical :-) It's not something I would ever have thought of myself - not being a superhero fan - but this Anubis/Wolverine fusion is absolutely perfect.

Link: Marvel-ous Cale

It Was A Day, by Ursula Vernon

21 August 2014 14:58
[personal profile] waywren posting in [community profile] poetry
It was a day a little bit like today
the way the clouds threw shadows over the hill
the day you realized that you weren’t going to find your future.

You were never going to go to Mars
or Pern
or Krynn
You were never going to open the door that led, inexorably, to Narnia
(or even Telmar, you weren’t picky, and you were confident of your ability
to lead the revolution.)

Inigo Montoya was not going to slap you on the back
and invite you to take up the mantle of the Dread Pirate Roberts.
There would be no sardonic Vulcans or Andorians;
you would never be handed an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

That was a strange day.

It ranked up there with the day that you realized that everybody else saw the you in the mirror, not the you inside your head. Not the you that was lean and tough and clever, not the you with perfect hair and a resonant voice that never said “Um….?”

Not that you.

No, they got the one that was fat and wobbly and stiff inside with terror, the one who was a little scared of eye makeup, the one who wore black because it was better to be freaky than pathetic.

You were never terribly fond of that you.

It was a day not at all like today
a day where the sun shone very brightly around the edges
that you realized that you could write that future.

You could blot out all those old arguments in your head by asking each character “What happens next?”
“And what do you say?”
“And are there ninjas?”

It wasn’t the old future, but it was close.
(Besides, by that point, you’d realized that Inigo probably bathed once a month and that when people stuck you with swords, you’d fall down and shriek, and also that your feet hurt. And writers get indoor plumbing
and birth control pills if they can get them.)

It was a rather odd day
though not entirely unexpected
when you met the people who were angry with you.

It took awhile to figure out. Much more than a day, in fact.
Eventually, it came to you that those people had a future, too,
but they hadn’t quite realized they weren’t going to find it
and they blamed you for the fact it wasn’t here.

You were not the sort of person that lived in their future.
You were still too fat and too wobbly and much too weird, and you laughed too loudly
like a good-natured hyena
and you were not supportive of their high and lonely destiny.

And if you were here and their future wasn’t
it was probably your fault
and if you went away
maybe they’d get to go to Mars after all
pal around with Tars Tarkas
have phone-sex with the Pierson’s Puppeteers.

They got very mad about it.
You pictured them hopping,
arms and legs going up and down
like angry puppets
when somebody pulled the string coming out of their crotch.

It was all very strange.

It was a day sort of like last Tuesday
or maybe the Friday before last
when somebody came up
with a copy of your book
it was dog-eared and they looked like they might cry
and they said “Thank you.”

It was a day.

(Original post)
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Fandom: Elementary
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Joan Watson & Sherlock Holmes
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] tumblebuggie [etsy.com profile] tumblebuggie
Why this piece is awesome: Often the Elementary fanart jokes are really specific, like a small, extra present to go with the episode. This one is a hilarious reference to the time that Sherlock brought home two fighting cocks from a crime scene. Don't forget to look for Clyde the Turtle!

Link: I'm Not Feeding Them!

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