Yuletide Comment Call

Aug. 31st, 2015 09:09 am
morbane: pohutukawa blossom and leaves (Default)
[personal profile] morbane posting in [community profile] yuletide
With Yuletide just around the corner, I would like to propose a commenting challenge.

What: Comment on things, especially things you've been meaning to comment on, especially in Yuletide or in small fandoms
When: Now until whenever! But probably until nominations
Why: Every year, I see the following comments:
  • There's so much fic in Yuletide! I can only comment on some of it, then I burn out.

  • It's great that people read my small fandoms fic in Yuletide, but I write it all year, and I feel like no one reads it then.

  • This person commented on three of my Yuletide fics! They must really like my style. But I was hoping they would come and read my other stuff, and they didn't.

A lot of people aren't big commenters, and that's OK. (And the kudos button has an honourable function too.) A lot of people are commenting just as much as they want to comment right now, and that is also OK. But a lot of us mean to comment more, but don't get around to it, so I figured we could use the extra push of a challenge.

Besides, if you poke around in small fandoms expecially, you might discover that a fic you've been meaning to ask for this year has already been written, and it's perfect - or, you might narrow down exactly what's missing in a fandom, so as to shape your requests.

So! Challenge!

Set a pledge for yourself, make a comment to this post describing it, if you want, or just come back and say how it went.
As an option for your pledge, tick off items from the list below:

List of things to comment on )

This list is obviously biased towards Yuletide, but I hope that's a feature, not a bug.
I'm happy to add things! Suggest things and I'll edit them in. Other feedback also welcome.

And of course, the parent Yuletide collection is here.

New Year's Resolutions to 30 August

Aug. 31st, 2015 07:48 am
morbane: pohutukawa blossom and leaves (Default)
[personal profile] morbane posting in [community profile] yuletide
1 new fic has been added to the New Year's Resolution collection! There are just under two months to continue posting works to this collection.

Work below cut in Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013) )

Come join in!

Challenge information )

crossposting vids

Aug. 30th, 2015 12:34 pm
kuwdora: Pooka - card 60, brian froud (Default)
[personal profile] kuwdora posting in [community profile] vidding
Bright Star
source: Jupiter Ascending (2015)
song/artist: better if you don't know
pairings/characters: loneliness/Caine Jupiter/destiny, Jupiter/Caine, Abrasax siblings/the genetic recurrence of their mother (aka royal incest), Bob the bureaucratic android
length/size/format: 3:55 / 38MB / mp4

content notes: royal incest, fast cuts, violence & sci-fi violence, violence against women, more fast cuts

summary: Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art—

download and streaming on dreamwidth / livejournal


this premiered at VidUKon 2015:

source: The Mask (1994)
song/artist: Damn You Look Good and I’m Drunk (Scandalous) by Cobra Starship, featuring VIP
pairings/characters: Stanley Ipkiss/Mask, mask/shenanigans, etc etc
length/size/format: 3:59/22MB/mp4

content notes: lyrics contains transphobic language at 2:29.

download and streaming on dreamwidth and / livejournal


Stray Paper
source: Äkta Människor (Real Humans) - series 1 only
song/artist: “Stray Paper” by The Gaslight Anthem
pairings/characters: Leo, Leo/Mimi, Niska, Bea
length/size/format: 2:48/21MB/mp4

content notes: explicit violence, body modification, torture, body mutilation, child abuse, depression, suicide, nudity.

summary: All my love became blood on stray paper.

download and streaming on dreamwidth / livejournal

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Aug. 30th, 2015 01:52 pm
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[personal profile] copperbadge
I believe I may have bought the last bag of Lays Reuben Chips in the entire city of Chicago this morning.

I don't normally eat potato chips, but Lays had this weird promotion going where they introduced four new flavors and you could vote for one of them to win. I guess winning gets you a permanent place alongside BBQ, Salt & Vinegar, Nacho Cheese, and other venerable time-honored chip flavors in the snack shelf pantheon. Lays does seem to be a little more imaginative than other brands, which as far as I can tell have gone for spicier and spicier until at some point in the near future they'll just be selling bags where you open it up and it pepper sprays you.

Anyway, Lays was offering Biscuits & Gravy, Truffle, Gyro, and Reuben flavored potato chips, and I was hoping the Reuben chips would be like the glorious Hot Dog flavored chips I used to be able to get from one single vending machine at grad school. They weren't, but they're like a very mild vinegar-flavored chip, which is fine by me because vinegar chips are usually much too strong.

But it was a promotion, and they haven't said which flavor is the winner yet, so now there are no more reuben chips and I really liked the reuben chips, plus I just semi-accidentally made my body weight in sweet onion dip and they go really well with sweet onion dip. So I've been scouting for anywhere that might still have reuben chips. I happened to find one single bag of them at the Walgreens in Chinatown.

I didn't find the sifter, pizza stone, or pants that I was actually looking for, but reuben chips are a pretty good runner-up prize.

Code push done!

Aug. 29th, 2015 10:00 pm
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[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
We're updating the site momentarily! Once the dust settles, please let us know if anything isn't working as expected. I'll edit the entry here if we confirm any issues.

Update, 22:30: We've been done for about 30 minutes and haven't seen any issues, so please go ahead and let us know if you notice any problems!

2020 / The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Aug. 29th, 2015 08:39 pm
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[personal profile] siria
[livejournal.com profile] spicedpiano and I took ourselves off this afternoon to see The Man from U.N.C.L.E. remake.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. )

I was texting [personal profile] trinityofone about the movie afterwards, and it got us to wondering: have the actors yet been born who will one day portray John, Rodney, Ronon and Teyla in an SGA reboot?
purplefringe: Amelie (Default)
[personal profile] purplefringe posting in [community profile] vidding
title Pompeii
fandom: Doctor Who (Season 8)
characters: Twelve & Clara
music: Pompeii by Bastille
summary: Does it almost feel like you've been here before?

link: Dreamwidth / LiveJournal

Code push!

Aug. 29th, 2015 01:12 pm
karzilla: a green fist above the word SMASH! (Default)
[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
[staff profile] mark and I are planning to do a code push tonight! We will start working around 7pm Pacific time but since it's my first time, the actual push to the site probably won't happen until closer to 8pm Pacific time.

Here's a partial list of changes that will go live with this push:

  • Rename swaps will accept rename tokens purchased on either account.

  • OpenID community maintainers will be able to edit tags on community entries.

  • Adorable new mood theme called "angelikitten's Big Eyes".

  • Username tag support for lj.rossia.org.

  • Embedded content support for screen.yahoo.com and zippcast.com.

  • Additional space on the user profile page to list your Github username.

And as usual, many tweaks, small bugfixes, and the occasional page source rewrite.

We'll update again to let you know when the code push is in progress!

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Aug. 29th, 2015 11:10 am
copperbadge: (chicago City Boy)
[personal profile] copperbadge
So, I don't eat a specific method diet or anything but my nutritionist did put me on a high-protein kick that involves a lot of beef, shrimp, almonds, pita bread instead of actual sliced bread, et cetera. I am fortunately at a point in my life where I have both the time and money to go to four different stores on a Saturday morning to get the food I need (being fair they're all in a row, not like, across town from each other) but poverty dies hard, so I always feel ultra smug when I get a good deal.

Like this morning, when I bought some nice thick beef cuts at Whole Foods, and I said, okay, yes, it's Whole Paycheck, but it's on sale and it's good meat and anyway it's the exact cut I want. And then I went to Target, which sells meat -- btw, if you're over the age of about thirty, do you find it as weird as I do that you can now buy steak at Target? -- and checked the prices just to see how badly I'd overpaid, but it turns out the Whole Foods beef was cheaper than Target. And the prepackaged Target almonds, bizarrely, were cheaper than the bulk almonds at Whole Foods that I had decided not to buy because $11/lb for almonds seemed excessive.

So I got home with cheap meat AND nuts, and I feel like while this isn't Paleo, I sure am doing a lot of high-value hunter-gathering. Maybe tonight I'll light a fire and paint some horses on the walls.
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[personal profile] st_aurafina
Things happening right now:

- X-Files friending meme
(Hi to the new peeps!)

- [community profile] femslashex is open for sign-ups!

That what have you been up to meme:

So what have you been up to?
Um, work, random medical stuff that seems to take an age but never really gets done. I still have a cold. This is the cold that never ends, it goes on and on and on, my friends. It's not even that bad, it's just that every time I think I've kicked it, something stressful happens and it stops in the doorway, turns around, and gets comfy again.

Major life changes? Same old same old?
My grandfather passed away last week. It was sort of expected - he was 94, he had dementia and was quite frail - but it was also kind of a shock. I am weirdly sad, though I wouldn't say we were close, and I'd definitely say we had some conflicts. I don't know, mortality and all that, I guess, and I was sad for my dad who has cared for him. And nobody wants to see their tiny Nonna crying broken heartedly at the door of the hearse. (But she told me she was glad that Dad got him a really fancy coffin with brass bits and so on. I'm glad that made her happy.)

It was deeply weird to be around family members from whom I am estranged. Need to unpack that later with the therapist. But I got to meet my little sister's boyfriend, which was nice. He's from a very conservative background which has been a source of conflict between them - I think we were the first gay people he's ever met - but I think it was really gutsy of him to go to the funeral, and if he's willing to do that to support Nat, then I'm giving him some Brownie points.

What fandom are you in/do you spend most of your time in?
- MCU fandom, still working on the Captain America fic. Currently embedded with Howard in WWII.

- Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter, smashing out my [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang. I thought I'd missed the deadline but because I'm doing my own art, I get more time, which is supposed to be for actually doing the art, but I'm still finishing the writing, oops. Currently hanging with Peggy Carter in 1946.

- GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF omg, but mostly on Tumblr. I love Bake-Off time, yay!

- Sense8 - I've finished, and I really want to write some fic. But I have to Mavel Bang first. And omg, NaNo is looming.

Where do you hang out online?
[personal profile] st_aurafina
[livejournal.com profile] st_aurafina
[tumblr.com profile] st_aurafina
[archiveofourown.org profile] st_aurafina.
Oh, and [pinterest.com profile] dansnark, if you want to see a million pins of art journals and crochet scarfs.

What are you reading?
I am having such a crappy time reading right now. My concentration has been busted for months. I read fic, and I'm having iddish fun reading through [livejournal.com profile] ckingsbridge's novels. She's got the kink and the cuddling, it's all beautiful.

What are you watching?
Hannibal, for the last time. My non-spoilery finale reaction: Omg, Hannibal, you're the worst. No, Hannibal, stop! Stop! What am I watching? Is this fic? THIS IS FIC, ISN'T IT? THIS ONLY HAPPENS IN FIC!!

This show is awesome and almost everything I wanted Firefly to be. Four episodes in, still think it needs moar actual queer. But otherwise so far, I love it. Love Dutch, love her team, love the brotherly relationship, love the zingy UST, love the world building. Love the ship.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Because we've got access to it via Stan, and the ridiculous luxury of being able to dial up any episode any time is heady. I'm mostly cherry-picking favourite episodes. We just watched Time's Arrow, and I love Guinan.

What are you making?
I'm still crocheting the epic blanket, but I keep taking detours to make other small projects. I'm working up an infinity scarf for me. FOR ME. (I mostly give everything I make away.)

What are you squeeing about today?
Hannibal, but it's a slightly nervous, somewhat confused squee. That scene from the credits, wtf, we will be debating that for years.

If you could rope old fandom friends into a new fandom, it would be...
I don't rope people into things! But there's a lot of new stuff out there. Hey, is anyone watching X Company? It has some damn pretty people, but I don't normally do real life war fandoms. (Only, you know, Winter Soldier, and that one amazing episode of Sanctuary.) Is it really sad? Or just regular sad?

I should really watch/read/dive into _______ and then come talk to you about it!
Come and tell me about anything! I'm nearly all caught up on TV now, I'm going to need more stuff.

Challenge #567: obsession

Aug. 29th, 2015 07:03 pm
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[personal profile] redwolf posting in [community profile] dw100
Welcome to [community profile] dw100! Challenges are posted approximately once a week.

Challenge #567 is obsession.

The rules:
  • All stories must be 100 words long
  • Please place your story behind a cut if it contains spoilers for the current season
  • You don't have to use the challenge word or phrase in your story; it's just there for inspiration
  • Please include the challenge word or phrase in the subject line of your post
  • Please use the challenge tag 567: obsession on any story posted to this challenge
Good luck!
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[personal profile] china_shop
I have been to:

1. A 9.30 zumba class with a new instructor, which was good and high energy and fun.

2. Lunch with the boy and a friend, where we pwned the back-of-the-paper crossword and I had delicious chicken salad.

3. Learning to Drive (starring Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, and Sarita Choudhury, with cameos from The Daily Show's Samatha Bee and John Hodgeman), which was pleasing in many ways. (I was entertained to see more TDS alum in the trailers: Jessica Williams in People Places Things; Kristen Schaal in A Walk in the Woods. It's like they're all running around making random movies.)

I also rented Chappie on DVD (I'm so old skool), and I'm about to have a bath. ETA: Ooh, and there's cheesy polenta for dinner. It's pretty much all win.

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