Godzilla by sandara (SFW)

1 August 2014 10:54
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Godzilla
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject:
Godzilla!
Content Notes/Warnings:
just the usual trampled metropolis
Medium:
digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ:
n/a
Artist Website/Gallery:
Sandara on DA
Why this piece is awesome:
Sneaking in a last Godzilla pic as it's still July in many parts of the globe. :) This one's my favourite of them all - I love the detail of the city and the sky, and all the lighting effects. Once again, enlarge for the full effect. I also love the artist's note below about what Godzilla's saying - hilarious!
Link:
Art is here
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[personal profile] sholio posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Captain America, MCU
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Captain America 2 cast (Steve, Natasha, Sam, Bucky)
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: cartoon
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Kate's art tumblr

Why this piece is awesome: Absolutely adorable cartoon strip in which the gang bakes Steve a birthday cake. Team feeeels! It's full of adorable, expressive little details like the lettering on everyone's aprons.

Link: Happy birthday, grandpa Rogers!
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[personal profile] sholio posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Captain America, MCU
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Hamlet-Machine's art

Why this piece is awesome: This is a nice action piece with Captain America defending an unconscious Winter Soldier. Lovely costume details and a neat protective post from Steve.

Link: Must protect Bucky
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: My Chemical Romance
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: Watercolour and ink?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] silent-warfare

Why this piece is awesome: I love the strong lines and colouring of this work and all the emotion it conveys. That it isn't technically the most skillful doesn't matter.

Link: Fake Your Own Death
[personal profile] jjhunter posting in [community profile] poetry
Today's poem comes from Issue 55 of Apex Magazine. If it moves you, please do leave a comment at the publication post.
---

TURNING THE LEAVES
Amal El-Mohtar

These are the days of silver, and of gold —
the panting cold, the burst of bright on black
as coins sprout from trees, shiver, fall,
pave the streets with change.
Strange is the turn and tilt of day,
when stray, streaming, fingerling light
gleams slant against the eyes — the scold
of crows, magpies, jackdaws, gulls,
shouting the season in.

We count our birds. We read their wings. We script
stories in the scrim of puddled ice, tell tales
to ease the winter in. We sing

/we had a lady, tall and fair/ )
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Gerard Way & Bert McCracken
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] nezumi-zumi

Why this piece is awesome: I absolutely love this work. It's so bold and bright.

The body language of Bert and Gerard, the sweeping curves of the mic cables, and the way the lyrics are worked into the whole composition, all makes for an incredibly dynamic and intense work. It really showcases why nezumi-zumi is one of the best artists in the fandom at the moment.

Link: Under Pressure

Godzilla by engelszorn (SFW)

26 July 2014 04:32
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Godzilla
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Godzilla!
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: nope
Artist Website/Gallery: Engelszorn on DA
Why this piece is awesome: This is an especially scary looking Godzilla emerging from the sea - reminds me of "Alien" for some reason. I also like the distant (but not distant enough to be safe!) city lights in the background.
Link: art is here

"Aristeia" by Sonya Taaffe

25 July 2014 09:35
[personal profile] jjhunter posting in [community profile] poetry
J.J. belatedly here for a seventh round of hosting. I'm sharing the fruits of my comfort reading this month — poetry from back issues of Apex Magazine. If you are moved by today's poem, please do leave a comment at the publication post.
—––

ARISTEIA
Sonya Taaffe


Zeus with the migraine that was Athene
smashed his skull open on his stepson’s maul,
split free a tall spear of a girl
as unbreachable as logic and beguiling as a myth
while the lag–footed blacksmith
glanced down at his burnt hands
and faded underground again.
A god who crashes once to earth
buries himself within it, forge–roaring Etna
and the tindery fields of Claudius’ Ostia
hammering out the shape of fires to come,
lyre–lit Rome, the charred olives of Athens
and the armor that saved Achilles
as surely as a poem turns aside a bomb.
Get out of my head, older artificer, )

A Plea From Your Treasurer

24 July 2014 19:52
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[personal profile] curiouswombat posting in [community profile] writercon_uk
This is a plea as the treasurer of the UK WriterCon group!

If you are thinking of coming to meet up in Coventry in September, but haven't quite decided, could you possible let me/us know that you are a possible?

This is because we have to start buying goody-bag stuff - and I need a rough idea of how many of each (new and exciting) thing to buy!

Also we need a rough idea of how many people to organise the sweeties for... It would be terrible if we underestimated and ran out.

So - if you've been meaning to sign up, but not quite got around for it - here is the sign-up post; you don't have to pay right away, either.

And if you just want to say 'I might be coming', leave a comment here, or send me a message or whatever works for you.

And finally; [personal profile] hobbituk says she will be driving up from somewhere in the Greater London area (you'll have to ask her where - I'm a bit vague about it I fear), and will happily give anyone* who contacts her a lift.

*Well - until her car is full, anyway!
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[personal profile] endeni posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Thor
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Jane Foster, Sif
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: traditional art
Artist on DW/LJ: -
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] marty-mc
Why this piece is awesome: Such a delightful Jane&Sif fanart! Or, as described by the artist's tags: "I imagined Jane as a Disney princess", "she's so tiny and cute", "and Sif is her knight", "who tries to protect her", "from Thor too". ♥ ♥ ♥
Link: Jane Foster & Sif by marty-mc
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[personal profile] dirty_diana posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Arrow
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Slade Wilson
Content Notes/Warnings: non-sexual shirtlessness
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] anawind
Why this piece is awesome: Rounding out the Team Island theme with Deathstroke. Intriguing composition and colouring skills that capture the power and menace that Manu Bennett brings to the role.

Link: Slade Wilson
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[personal profile] dirty_diana posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Arrow
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Shado
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] MoishPain
Why this piece is awesome: Lovely mood and lovely dimension.

Link: Ghost of You
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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 four volunteer reccers who signed up for August with these fandoms:

* Elementary ([personal profile] dirty_diana)
* Pacific Rim ([personal profile] mific)
* Supernatural ([personal profile] omens)
* Yoroiden Samurai Troopers ([personal profile] turlough)



So we already have a few recs too look forward to in August, 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 September, 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 August, September 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 July. If you are looking for something to inspire you, the prompt for this week is "Nightmares", 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: Mikey Way
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: coloured pencil
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] rachaelbriner / Rachael Briner

Why this piece is awesome: I love the lighting and colour in this work. It gives it an almost otherwordly look. Something his expression of almost preternatural calm enhances.

Link: A Very Blue Mikey
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[personal profile] thady posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Gen; Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley
Content Notes/Warnings: G, SFW
Medium:
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] hatepotion's art - tag

Why this piece is awesome: I like the sketchy-ness of the art. I love the expression on their faces, and Luna's joy and Ginny's support. It's a really lovely friendship piece.

Link: Untitled Ginny & Luna.

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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Godzilla
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject:  Godzilla and paratroopers
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting? (it says drawing)
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: on DA
Why this piece is awesome: I confess that I haven't seen the  movie Godzilla yet, so I have no idea about the plot - I just like monsters. What are the paratroopers doing? This has to be the most suicidal mission ever! Intriguing. Art-wise, I love the lighting effects from the red flares and the burning city below. Interesting angle too - you don't often see Godzilla from far above. Enlarge for the full awesomeness - in this one he's as big as a mountain. Literally.
Link: art is here
[personal profile] mergatrude posting in [community profile] poetry
"NEVER shall a young man,
Thrown into despair
By those great honey-coloured
Ramparts at your ear,
Love you for yourself alone
And not your yellow hair.'
"But I can get a hair-dye
And set such colour there,
Brown, or black, or carrot,
That young men in despair
May love me for myself alone
And not my yellow hair.'
"I heard an old religious man
But yesternight declare
That he had found a text to prove
That only God, my dear,
Could love you for yourself alone
And not your yellow hair."
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[personal profile] omens posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Young Avengers
Characters/Pairing/Subject: America Chavez
Content Notes/Warnings: [small moving gif]
Medium: digital illustration
Artist on DW/LJ: unknown
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] jensuisdraws
Why this piece is awesome: the ATTITUDE. :D

Link: chico don't (tumblr)
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] poetry
Strong sun, that bleach
The curtains of my room, can you not render
Colourless this dress I wear? -
This violent plaid
Of purple angers and red shames; the yellow stripe
Of thin but valid treacheries; the flashy green of kind deeds done
Through indolence high judgments given here in haste;
The recurring checker of the serious breach of taste?

No more uncoloured than unmade,
I fear, can be this garment that I may not doff;
Confession does not strip it off,
To send me homeward eased and bare;

All through the formal, unoffending evening, under the clean
Bright hair,
Lining the subtle gown... it is not seen,
But it is there.

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