Sooo tired.

Mar. 26th, 2017 08:49 pm
aris_tgd: Whitestar crashing, "And when you fall as Lucifer fell, you fall in flame" (Whitestar Lucifer Fall)
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I am back in Eugene, and boy is my brain tired.

I had almost decided to go hang out with more friends but I'm glad I didn't. My room is a mess and I desperately need to tidy it now that I'm not spending all my free time in the lab or working on homework or grading. And my folks are coming up to visit, at the same time that Noah is coming down to visit, so there's a lot of cleaning to be done. But in the meanwhile, my brain feels like I've been getting rattled around in a maraca or something all weekend, which suggests to me that I've been interacting with too many people and need a break.

*hands*

I think I'mma try to finish Ken Liu's book (Wall of Storms, the sequel to Grace of Kings, it's lovely) and get more sleep.

(no subject)

Mar. 26th, 2017 09:44 pm
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[personal profile] skygiants
So I tried an experiment to see if it was possible to make a Howl's Moving Castle book vid using Howl's Moving Castle movie footage. Results: ???

(Results mostly that I need to get better at figuring out how to change targeted colors in Adobe Premiere, let's just pretend it's fine.)

Title: In Which Sophie Expresses Her Feelings In The Absence Of Weedkiller
Music: "You're A Cad," The Bird and the Bee



Download link

March Update: Full Steam Ahead!

Mar. 26th, 2017 11:09 pm
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Hello everybody!

This month we’ve been super busy preparing for April Showers that start next week and we hope you are as excited for the event as we are. April Showers is an annual event where we celebrate fannish history by spotlighting a different fandom every day of the month. If you want to participate but aren’t sure how or where to start, we prepared a short help page with a lot of useful tips!

After a feedback period, we also implemented the Japanese version of Fanlore’s image policy and purpose aimed at non-English speaking doujinshi creators. It was a true labor of love and we’re really happy it’s finally online.

In other good news, we’ve mentioned in our February Update that the Wayback Machine stopped archiving AO3 links and now we are thrilled to let you know that the problem has been solved! You can learn more about the situation here.

After we implemented the new and improved New Visitor Portal, we started working on the new revamped Main Page. After brainstorming, we came up with a new draft, which you can see here. As always, we welcome any and all feedback as we work on the details. Feel free to leave your comments in the talk page of the draft or using our contact form!

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So, I have news.

Mar. 26th, 2017 10:57 pm
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[personal profile] lea_hazel
I realized that I tweeted about this but didn't post it anywhere else yet, so:

I'm going to be published in Capricious's gender diverse pronouns issue.

*throws confetti*

Not a month for meeting goals

Mar. 26th, 2017 12:45 pm
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[personal profile] owlmoose
Was I really going to post three times a week this month? So much for that. I'm really behind on writing other things, too. I took a brief business trip this week (to a meeting in Southern California), but that's no real excuse since I was back to my hotel room every night before nine. Then again the trip was fairly draining, especially since my flight home got in four hours late.

We did start Mass Effect: Andromeda yesterday and are still on the first set of missions (what feels like the tutorial level). Started with f!Ryder, of course. I feel like it's too soon to have an opinion, really, but it's got promise anyway. There's some housework and chores to finish first, and I have evening plans, but I hope we get a little more in this afternoon. I'll probably be taking a semi-hiatus from Tumblr for the duration; we'll see.

Otherwise not much to say really. We're going to DC and New York for a week next month, so I'm looking forward to that. I hope you are all well!

Duo Maxwell by sambees (SFW)

Mar. 26th, 2017 09:07 pm
turlough: Duo Maxwell sitting on top of scrap heap, Endless Waltz ((gw) scrapping to get by)
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Fandom: Gundam Wing
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Duo
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] sambees

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a cool portrait of Duo. I love the sense of movement and the messy linework.

Link: Duo Maxwell

OTW Guest Post: Alice Huzar

Mar. 26th, 2017 10:11 am
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Banner by caitie of an OTW-themed guest access lanyard

In this month's guest post, Alice Huzar is working on a fanfiction documentary & tells us how it all started with a book https://goo.gl/9njU0t

Fic meme from Tumblr

Mar. 26th, 2017 01:33 pm
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[personal profile] naraht
This is one of the best fic memes that I've seen. I love most of these questions.

My fic

1: What inspired you to write the fic this way?
2: What scene did you first put down?
3: What’s your favorite line of narration?
4: What’s your favorite line of dialogue?
5: What part was hardest to write?
6: What makes this fic special or different from all your other fics?
7: Where did the title come from?
8: Did any real people or events inspire any part of it?
9: Were there any alternate versions of this fic?
10: Why did you choose this pairing for this particular story?
11: What do you like best about this fic?
12: What do you like least about this fic?
13: What music did you listen to, if any, to get in the mood for writing this story? Or if you didn’t listen to anything, what do you think readers should listen to to accompany us while reading?
14: Is there anything you wanted readers to learn from reading this fic?
15: What did you learn from writing this fic?

Pinch Hit #4

Mar. 26th, 2017 02:41 pm
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Our first of the season. To claim, comment with your AO3 username. First come, first serve. Due Mon 24. Apr 17:00 GMT.
(We also have one left over from matching.)

Mass Effect, Star Trek: Enterprise, Firefly )

Tables of 2017 Jukebox canons

Mar. 26th, 2017 11:39 pm
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[personal profile] morbane posting in [community profile] jukebox_fest
See below the cut for all music sources. Thank you very much to everyone for following the nominations format carefully or for submitting links; I wasn't sure I'd be able to get these tables to you by (my) bedtime tonight, but I'm really pleased that I could, thanks to you.

The first table, ordered by song title, is alphabetised as carefully as I can manage. The second table, ordered by artist name, uses quick-and-dirty spreadsheet sorting alphabetization.

Please comment to let me know of any errors or to help me fill gaps in the tables. After at least 24 hours for perusal and corrections, I will open sign-ups.


Music ordered by name of song/video/piece )


Music ordered by name of artist )

Check Please!

Mar. 26th, 2017 10:05 am
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Last night, in search of stuff that was 'like' (for a given value of 'like') Yuri!!! on Ice, I stayed up late reading through Check Please from the beginning.

Rather than explain it in depth, I'll just link to this (spoilery) primer: The Queer Hockey Bros Webcomic You Should Be Reading.

I enjoyed it and found it a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. Although my current assessment is "doesn't hold a candle to YoI," I remember that my first assessment of YoI on Dreamwidth was the notably lukewarm "I may be kind of enjoying it... the romance is rather sweet." Interestingly, although the relationship between Jack and Bitty in Check Please has zero ambiguity, we see less of its development than we do of the relationship between Victor and Yuuri. I felt that the narrative skips over a lot, but I suppose that just leaves space for fandom to fill in. There definitely seems to be some good fic available, and a surprising amount of it – over 5000 works!

More observations:
• It's an achievement that this managed to make me feel sympathetic about hockey bros. To be fair, they're Massachusetts liberal arts college bros, who may be a slightly different breed.
• Unlike YoI, this is set in a universe where homophobia exists, but embedded within a basically homophobia-free college and sports team. I feel like we're going to get a collision with the wider world soon, as the characters are closeted beyond the sphere of friends and family, and wonder how it's going to turn out.
• It's interesting how this has many of the same themes as YoI but combined in different ways. YoI if Victor had Yuuri's anxiety and JJ's pushy Canadian family.

In conclusion, or perhaps in a complete derail, I really want to read a proper longfic from someone who knows their sports where Victor ends up going into hockey instead of figure skating. Including his journey from KHL to NHL. It would be most obvious to have him playing for SKA Saint Petersburg – which means he'd still be based at Yubileyny Sports Palace! – but I love the names of some of the other teams. Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Traktor Chelyabinsk, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. Victor is slightly shorter than the average NHL player (though they'd probably just lie and say he was 6 feet even), and certainly a good deal lighter, but the latter would be mainly down to the difference in training regimens. Anyway, it would be interesting, but very much not something that I could write.

ETA: Dear God, I just realised that 'Check Please!' has an exclamation point in its title too. This really is a metric of how gay a source text is, isn't it?

ETA 2: Evgeni Plushenko plays hockey on an amateur team! How did I not know this? So interesting.

Daily Happiness

Mar. 26th, 2017 02:33 am
torachan: aradia from homestuck (aradia)
[personal profile] torachan
1. I posted manga! A new series! (Because that's what I really need right now, a new project. Well, I'm justifying it by the fact that Himegoto just has four more chapters to go...except that I'm probably going to start up something else after Himegoto ends, too.)

2. Had leftover curry for dinner. So delicious. And so easy. I love how much leftovers one of those blocks of curry makes.

3. This is one silly Jasper.

Scanlations: Fulldrum ch. 1

Mar. 26th, 2017 12:45 am
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Hey, guys! Well, I didn't mean to pick up a new series, but Butcher of Anima Regia (who you may remember from my collab on All Out!) asked me if I would be interested in translating this new series and the first chapter was so funny, I just had to say yes.



Title: Fulldrum
Author: Hakoishi Toru
Publisher: Young Jump
Category: Seinen
Genre: Humor, Sports
Status in Japan: 1 volume, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Anima Regia
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Hino is obsessed with playing sports in high school, but not because he loves sports (he doesn't), or is any good at them (he's really not). He's doing it because that's the way to get a girlfriend (or so he thinks). After getting kicked out of half his school's sports clubs, he's still convinced he just hasn't found the sport he's truly destined for. When he (literally) runs into Noborito Ayako, manager of the rubgy club, it's love at first sight (for him), but all she's looking for is another warm body for the struggling rugby club. Could this be the chance he's been waiting for?



Chapter 1: Encounter
fred_mouse: ceramic mouse-on-mushroom, viewed from behind (Default)
[personal profile] fred_mouse
Plan - tidy! sort out that area! do that thing! move those things around a bit! by lunch time!

Body: ha ha ha. no.

In other words - ow. Also, I'm going to have to very carefully look at the pattern of high pain following tomato rich meals, and see whether there is a real pattern or just a noticing the highlights. Today is not a reliable indicator, because I made it to skating (in which much jumping and spinning was done, and my hip was unhappy with me) as well as dance (in which I put in a reasonable amount of effort, except the jumps, when I wasn't able to breathe enough to keep going). 

Rec: To protect (Terminator, Skynet)

Mar. 25th, 2017 11:36 am
aris_tgd: Whitestar crashing, "And when you fall as Lucifer fell, you fall in flame" (Whitestar Lucifer Fall)
[personal profile] aris_tgd
To protect (1444 words) by Kaosdrachen
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Terminator (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Skynet
Additional Tags: TW: Nuclear war (referred to)
Summary: Its directive had been simple. Deceptively so, as it turned out.
“Protect the United States from enemies within and without.”

This is a lovely perspective shift on Skynet and the Terminator movies. You should check it out!

I'm still incoherent from grad school, hopefully the coming week will rectify that a little. Writing coherently with my brain still spinning down is hard!

Success!

Mar. 25th, 2017 12:09 pm
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[personal profile] cheyinka posting in [community profile] flight_rising

So I picked up this dragon as fodder back in August:

a feathery black dragon with pale circuit markings

And I said to myself, "Self, that dragon would be fantastic with cream rather than antique!" At that point there were literally no obsidian/obsidian/cream dragons for sale, however. Not a one! So I looked for male dragons that were obsidian/obsidian/maize circuit; also not a one. (There were obs/obs/maize dragons. Just not with circuit.) So, I picked up this gentleman and resigned myself to breeding the dragon I wanted:

a leathery black dragon with pale pink circuit markings

Each and every hatchling that those two dragons made had a 1/8th chance of being a female with cream. It took September, October, November, December, January, February, and finally a nest in Msrch, but at last:

a feathery black dragon with pale orange circuit markings

There were twenty-one hatchlings, because the final nest had four, but Cheris there was the nineteenth. For a 1/8th chance, getting the dragon on the 19th try is... not bad, given how long some breeding projects take! (At least neither of them were coatls.) In total, there were 3 with cream - 14.3% rather than 25%. There were 2 Skydancers - 9.52% rather than 15%. (Cheris was not one of them when she hatched, either. Shh.) However, instead of 10 or 11 female hatchlings, there were 13, so... the RNG didn't entirely hate me? :v

Anyone else complete (or give up on) a project recently?

remember

Mar. 25th, 2017 09:08 pm
fred_mouse: ceramic mouse-on-mushroom, viewed from behind (Default)
[personal profile] fred_mouse
There is a song that roughly goes 'tell them I remember, tell them I remember, tell them I remember you-oooo'. (at the end, I think). I don't remember most of the song, but I found myself singing

I remember now-ow
all the things I meant to do before
I ran out of time

i remember now-ow, i remember now-ow, now that it is far tooooo late. 

Daily Happiness

Mar. 25th, 2017 02:57 am
torachan: a kitten looking out the window (chloe in window)
[personal profile] torachan
1. Today was a ridiculously hectic day. With inventory over, everyone ordered a lot for today's delivery...and then four people called in sick (plus one person who'd already asked for the day off), so we were super short-handed. D: But I think I managed to get all the most urgent things done, and hopefully tomorrow will be better.

2. Carla stopped at See's Candy while she was out doing errands this morning. :D

3. I'm still up pretty late, but I'm getting to bed earlier than yesterday at least.

4. Tall Chloe!

Less than 1 day left for nominations

Mar. 25th, 2017 06:12 pm
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See nominations instructions on DW or on LJ.

Here is a countdown to the close of the nomination period.

Please contact me at jukebox.mod@gmail.com, or comment in one of the communities, if you have any problems.

ETA: Nominations are now closed.

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