Out on the ocean

Jun. 25th, 2017 12:34 pm
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1) I took these a while ago and kept forgetting to post them. Just some more photos of birds on our balcony, including a new set we hadn't seen before. Read more... )

2) We watched Moana this week. I think it may be my favorite Disney "princess" movie so far. Read more... )

3) We finished S1 of Travellers and I was glad to hear it's been renewed for S2. It's a lot harder these days to keep up on whether a show has been cancelled or renewed, and if it's returning, when. Read more... )

4) Another study on how people get news has some interesting results when it comes to young readers in different countries. Also an interesting surprise is that the increase in use of ad blockers has rolled back. (Although perhaps the bigger news is that only 24% of desktop users and 7% of smartphone users use it at all) Read more... )

5) When Petzi posted this article on heat wave impact, my first thought was that the lack of climate change planning also involves a lack of migration planning. Because surely over the next 50 years there's going to be a substantial move by people (or a lack of moving) from one part of the U.S. to another. Read more... )
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OMG Amazing! And not finished! I might die. But soooo amazing. Yes, it's Modern Girl in Thedas Mary-Sueish fic, but SOOOO AMAZZZING!

Ad Infinitum (189640 words) by Stormontheocean
Chapters: 68/?
Fandom: Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dragon Age (Video Games), Dragon Age - All Media Types
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Female Lavellan/Solas, Cullen Rutherford/OC, Iron Bull/Dorian Pavus
Characters: Iron Bull, Solas, Varric Tethras, Dorian Pavus, Cassandra Pentaghast, Original Female Character(s), Female Lavellan, Cullen Rutherford
Additional Tags: Slow Burn, No really the slowest burn ever, and also Dragons, MGiT, Modern Girl in Thedas, Cullen can sometimes be a dick, But frustratingly not all the time, Ambiguous Bull, Realistic enough to talk about latrines

Summary:After a bus accident, Liz wakes up in Haven, stuck in the fictional world of Dragon Age. How does a modern girl get by when she can't speak the language, and her expansive knowledge of the Blight and Kirkwall, but limited knowledge of Inquisition would only make her look more suspicious? Fake being deaf and mute, and hope not to get caught before she can find proof of her origin. But the best laid plans never work out as expected... -Summary by the magnificent and amazing ElyssaCousland.

Why I love it: So I might have stayed up till 5 am on a work night to keep reading this. I have a soft spot for fish out of water stories, and this one is a Modern Girl in Thedas trope where Liz is not the Inquisitor but ends up joining the Inquisition because she doesn't know what to do. She does have prior knowledge of the first part of the game as a video game in her/our world, but since she never went past Haven, her knowledge is limited. And that's where this fic really takes off. It is not a game rehash. Instead we get Liz adapting to her new world, making friends, losing them, making new ones, working hard, and being sent to the Hinterlands for six months with the Chargers. Brilliant plot twists, excellent writing, and some really layered and well-developed characters from the OC herself, to the Chargers who get fleshed out, to the companions and advisors and even the Inquisitor who is a solid if background character. War and trauma happen and the fallout gets to play out. The functioning of the Inquisition itself is explored, and did I mention that the new plot thing that holds it all together is really fun and amazing? Because it is. This is definitely one to read. Even if it isn't finished yet.

Hello

Jun. 22nd, 2017 09:56 pm
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I'm sort of trying to find something...fandom friends, or maybe just friends.

I will always love Stargate (SG-1 and SGA) and Trek (TNG, DS9, VOY) I have passing interests in other and currently love Dragon Age, MCU, Steven Universe, Brooklyn 99.

I'm 35, bi, gf, married with a kid. I don't write as much fanfic as I used to still have a lot of ideas peculating up there. I miss being part of fandom though I've always felt like I was on the fringes.

I ship f/f and het mostly, and I read that too but I will write anything. Any pairing. I'm either mental or gifted. Not sure which.

I love old films from the beginning to the 70s. Love MST3K. The new series was great. I love crap films, I hate reboots but I will watch them sometimes.

I live in Wales, I work in a pharmacy and write fiction and poetry too.

I have an intro post here for more about me.

Reading Meme

Jun. 21st, 2017 10:24 pm
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It's gonna be a two-post kind of night.

What I just finished reading: I finished Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel and I have many thoughts, detailed under the cut. Spoilers natch.

spoilers for Station Eleven )

Fortunately there is fanfic that is infinitely more satisfying to read. Both of these are Dragon Age (because I, uh, tripped and fell and started a third playthrough of Inquisition).

By The Still Waters (83755 words) by emilyenrose
Chapters: 18/18
Fandom: Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dragon Age II
Rating: Mature
Relationships: Fenris/Male Hawke, Female Lavellan/Solas
Summary: Hawke was left in the Fade. Fenris goes looking for him. He doesn't go alone.

Why I loved it: Excellent Fenris, excellent Varric, excellent Merril, excellent Hawke -- all set in a post Inquisitions story which is incredibly well put together. Seriously good plot paired with so much Fenris-pining and emotions, and also Solas and Lavellan in there to mix things up. It was written pre-Trespasser, but I would say don't read unless you want Trespasser spoilers because she did a hell of a job predicting some of the plot twists.


The Soul has Bandaged moments (151124 words) by insideofadog
Chapters: 64/64
Fandom: Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dragon Age (Video Games)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Cullen Rutherford/Female Mage Trevelyan,
Summary: A big, sweeping tale of two mature people coming together and trying to make it work, despite their pasts. Told in the Inquisition's own words, through letters, personal journal entries, and reports. Humor, sex, friendship, and most of all, romance. My Inquisitor is a capable and slightly odd mage, who finds herself in a strange dance with a good man, who wants only to atone for his past and build a new life for himself. Can people whose lives were forever altered by the Circles truly find a future together?

Why I loved it: Okay, this was one I'd started and stopped a couple times in the past because it wasn't MY Inquisitor, but once I got past that, it was actually a really good fic. Nice and long, told in letters Cullen and Trevelyan exchange as well as journal entries from the two of them plus Cassandra and occasional others. Focus is on the romance, and the interstitial times, and there is a minimum of game rehash. I just really liked the slow portrayal of these two falling in love and struggling with relationship issues while balancing their duty.

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A fic!

That Mutual Dance of Mighty Heroism (6624 words) by Tassos
Fandom: Angel: the Series
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Faith Lehane/The Groosalugg
Genre: Friends to Lovers
Notes: This fic was inspired by a post Hannah wrote about Faith and The Groosalugg becoming buddies, which I thought was a glorious idea, and then she asked me to write it when I offered fic for a fundraiser. I'm so happy she did.
Beta: Thanks to [personal profile] katewrites  and [personal profile] hannah  for beta reading.

Summary: In a slightly altered canon-world where Cordelia's visions do indeed pass to The Groosalugg, Groo finds himself in need of a warrior companion and he has been reliably informed that recently returned Faith would be most excellent.

Faith's not so sure this is going to work out. But he's pretty to look at.

She wasn't expecting feelings to happen.


At least planes can take off here

Jun. 21st, 2017 06:37 pm
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1) We had a strange weather burst two days ago. The forecast had said possibility of some evening showers but clearly no bad weather was expected because when we turned on the weather radio they were saying skies were clear. Read more... )

2) NPR's 1A had an interesting chat about diversity and Disney productions, as well as the influence of media on kids.

3) I rather liked this discussion about the gendered history of pockets, although I notice it didn't mention the more recent push to get men out of cargo shorts into something more streamlined. This seems to me to strike at the heart of the issue which is that pressure about appearance has always been heaviest on women and this usually results in extreme, and often dangerous, impracticality when it comes to clothes.

"An 1899 New York Times piece makes the somewhat tongue-in-cheek claim that civilization itself is founded on pockets. "As we become more civilized, we need more pockets," the piece says, "No pocketless people has ever been great since pockets were invented, and the female sex cannot rival us while it is pocketless.""

4) HT to Petzi for pointing to the Television Critic's Awards nominees. I think these are frequently a much better list of nominees than the Emmys. That said, I thought a few choices were pretty odd. Read more... )

5) I posted about blockchains a few days ago and saw this discussion about a new project employing them as a new journalism model.

Looking for fandom community again <3

Jun. 21st, 2017 10:28 am
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Name: MF Luder
Age: 30's
Country: midwest USA
Subscription/Access Policy: If you comment and ask to be friends b/c we have stuff in common, I'll give mutual access/subscription. If you just add me, I probably won't because I'll assume you're only interested in reading fannish stuff, all of which is 100% public. Please be 18+.

Main Fandoms: Star Trek, The X-Files, Dark Matter, Stargate: Atlantis, DCTV (Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Lucifer, Constantine), DC comics/DCCU, Marvel comics/MCU, Good Omens
Other Fandoms: Person of Interest, Supernatural, White Collar, Teen Wolf, Heroes
Fannish Interests: I read and write fanfic. I love a good meta and squee.
OTPs and Ships: Mulder/Scully, Mulder/Krycek, McShep, Kirk/Spock, Barry Allen/Felicity Smoak/Oliver Queen, One/Two/Three (Dark Matter), Destiel, Tony Stark/Steve Rogers, Diana/Bruce/Clark, Peter/El/Neal, Harvey/Mike, Aziraphael/Crowley, Betty/Veronica/Archie, Rinch, Trip/T'Pol/Archer, Swan Queen, Sterek, Alex Mahone/Michael Scofield, Jessie Quick/Wally West, Petrellicest, Clary/Isabelle, Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon/Dinah Lance, Dinah Lance/Oliver Queen, Frank/Edward/Claire (House of Cards), Wincest, Clint/Coulson, Jason Todd/Roy Harper/Kori, D'avin/Dutch/John, Dan/Chloe/Lucifer, Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill, Peggy Carter/Howard Stark, Isaac/Scott/Allison, Charles/Erik, Harry Kim/Tom Paris, Supercorp, Sanvers, Mulan/Aurora, Jack/Nathan (Eureka), Janeway/Seven, 00Q

Favourite Movies: Star Trek, MCU, Wonder Woman, The History Boys, Lord of the Rings trilogy, X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes, DCAU
TV Shows: (in addition to above) Killjoys, Riverdale, Dark Angel, NCIS: LA, Elementary, Castle, The Mentalist, Once Upon A Time, Rizzoli&Isles, Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, Young Justice, Firefly, Dollhouse, Sense8, BSG, Lost Girl, Eureka, Jessica Jones
Books: American Gods, Good Omens, Wicked series, The Wheel of Time series, sci-fi generally
Music: I like most genres with a trend to pop, indie, and socially conscious music; I'm not into music fandom though
Comics/Anime/Misc: Marvel, DC, Clean Room, Archie comics, Hellblazer, Kim&Kim, Lumberjanes

Other Info: Ravenclaw, INTP. I love all Trek but Janeway is the captain of my heart and DS9 is my fav - so yeah, I'm that Trek fan. I am also a multishipper (obvs) who doesn't do ship wars; I ship and let ship. That doesn't always seem to be the case on tumblr, so just know I'm old school regarding that. I've been on DW for 7 years, but am fully integrating now via the great migration from LJ. I'm also on AO3 and tumblr. My journal is 90% fandom related. Please come and be my friend! I miss the discussions about fandom that occurred on LJ in its heyday.
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The wonderful [personal profile] lithiumdoll made me the Farscape Aeryn Sun vid of my heart! I'M SO PLEASED.

It beautifully explores Aeryn's complicated emotional connection to her PK past, and how that affected her relationships with the Moya crew. It shows her unlearning of her authoritarian upbringing and learning to fight the power. It lovingly pays tribute to her relationships with all the other characters. Oh my heart. <3333

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Title: Electric Lady
Fandom: Steven Universe
Vidder: [personal profile] frayadjacent 
Song: Electric Lady (edited for length) by Janelle Monáe
Summary: Watch the water turn to wine
Premiered at VidUKon 2017

Download, streaming, and content notes here
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[personal profile] frayadjacent
Title: Electric Lady
Fandom: Steven Universe
Song: Electric Lady (edited for length) by Janelle Monáe
Summary: Watch the water turn to wine
Premiered at VidUKon 2017

Content Notes: Occasional fast cuts and flashing lights. Song lyrics use "she/her" in a section about a character who canonically goes by "they". Spoilers through early Season 4. Feel free to ask specific questions about content.

Download | Tumblr | AO3

I do not have subtitles available yet for this vid. Lyrics for the edited version of the song under the cut below the embedded vid.



Lyrics )

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Name: othercat

Age: early forties

Country: USA

Subscription/Access Policy: Mostly public. I will follow back/grant access to almost anyone who follows/grants access to me.

Main Fandoms:  Homestuck, Chrono Crusade

Other Fandoms: Star Wars, Star Trek, Andromeda, StarGate franchise, Fullmetal Alchemist, Marvel Movies (only on a technicality: I've only seen Iron Man, but I voraciously read MCU fan fic.) Voltron Legendary Defender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel the Series, Inuyasha, Black Butler, Blue Exorcist, Welcome to Nightvale

Fannish Interests: I read and write fan fic. I occasionally write meta about shows or about writing fan fic. My reading habits are pretty much all over the place, and I sometimes read fandoms where I haven't seen a lot of the canon material if I know the writer or if the writer was bookmarked by a writer I like. I love long fics and alternate universes. And crossovers. 

OTPs and Ships:
Homestuck: Dave/Karkat, Dave/Terezi, Kanaya/Rose, Jade/Karkat, Dirk/AR, Dirk/Jake, Terezi/Vriska, Dave/Jade, Dave/John, John/Karkat, Gamzee/Karkat, Rose/Kanaya, Beta OT4, Alpha OT4

Chrono Crusade: Rosette/Chrono Aion/Chrono (because I am terrible) Chrono/Mary Aion/Fiore Shader/Fiore Genai/Forever Aloneness

Voltron Legendary Defender: Polydins, Keith/Lance, Shiro/Keith, Shiro/Allura Pidge/Shiro (unrequited embarrassing crush) Lance/Hunk Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike/Xander, Xander/Anya, Xander/Faith 

Angel the Series: Wesley/Angel, Wesley/Gunn, Cordelia/Doyle

StarGate Franchise: John/Rodney, Jack/Daniel, Daniel/Sha'uri, Team OT4s 

Andromeda:
Harper/Tyr, Harper/Rommie Beka/Terrible Life Choices

Favorite Movies: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Highlander, Labyrinth, The Gate, Star Gate, Watcher in the Woods, Fantastic Planet
 
TV Shows: Voltron Legendary Defender, Steven Universe, Criminal Minds (I've only seen one season but I liked the characters, so.) StarGate: Atlantis, Babylon 5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel the Series, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Andromeda, Forever Knight

Books: Martha Wells, Lois Bujold, Diane Duane, David Weber (though not as much recently) C. J. Cherryh, Seanan McGuire, Anne Leckie, P.C. Hodgell, Eric Flint, Anne Bishop (kinda) Anne McCaffrey (when I was a kid), Octavia Butler, David Eddings (when I was a kid), Elizabeth Bear (kinda) Steven Brust, Alan Dean Foster (also when I was a kid), Emma Bull, Shirley Jackson, Piers Anthony (trainwreck), Orson Scott Card (trainwreck) Robert A. Heinlein (also a trainwreck) Genre: science fiction and fantasy, some horror

Music:
U2, Boiled in Lead, Dessa, Early Metallica, Iron Maiden, Peter Gabriel, P!nk, Seanan McGuire, Live, Muse. Genres: Mixed bag of rock, pop, filk, rap, etc.

Comics:
ElfQuest, Sandman, Some Marvel X-Titles, Books of Magic, Some Indie things I don't remember the name of.
 
Other Info: I write about personal life issues and mental health issues on my blog. I also write about my various efforts to support myself which have not been entirely successful. I write original fiction though not very much due to the aforementioned mental health issues. (I am slowly overcoming the problem though, and am looking forward to eventually posting more original fiction to my fic journal.) I am working on getting more of my older fan fic up on my AO3 account.

I have no idea what I'm doing...

Jun. 19th, 2017 07:38 pm
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Name: Peggy
Age: 30s
Country: U.S.
Subscription/Access Policy: generally open, I guess

Fannish Interests: feminist sff, epic fantasy, queer representation, fat representation

I like to post about: All the things.

Books: ASOIAF, WOT, Neil Gaiman, Octavia Butler, Audre Lorde - epic fantasy, dystopian, historical fiction, feminist fantasy, non-fiction: feminist, fat liberation, women's and queer history, autobiography

Shows: Orphan Black, Outlander, Underground, The 3%, The Handmaid's Tale, Cleverman, Travelers, GOT, Luke Cage, Stranger Things, House of Cards, Sense 8 (sadface), Preacher, A Series of Unfortunate Events

Music: Dessa, Erin Mckeown, Neko Case, Hamilton, 90s alternative, 80s/90s hip hop

About Me/Other Info: So, I'm new to dreamwidth, but my wife has had an account forever and she thinks it's a cool place, plus I was just getting into Imzy and it went bust so I thought I'd try out dreamwidth. Truthfully, because of working-class life experiences and a misspent youth, I just discovered fandom and fanfic about 2 years ago even though I've been reading sff (and everything else I could get my hands on) since I was a kid. So, yeah. I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm a pretty great cook. I just graduated with a master's in gender and sexuality and have a bachelor's in history (first-gen college graduate). I like collecting original art and prints from queer and fat and queer fat artists. I write poetry, but most of it is terrible. I come up with great ideas for stories and/or books, but never seem to follow through. I hope that changes now that I'm done with school. Tattoos are awesome and so are cats.

Vidders.net's Cat

Jun. 19th, 2017 06:38 pm
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Vidders.net's Cat(alog)

One of the issues with the Vidders.net network is that there are so many vids on the network that it can be hard to find just the one you are looking for. There is now a very user friendly Cat(alog) that will begin to populate with some of the amazing vids on the network by vidders such as Balistik, Luminosity, Charmax, Thedothatgirl, and many more. There are just about 4 right now but we plan on adding about 1,000 more to the collection but it will not be overwhelming as you will be able to search by Vidder, fandom, musical, artist, etc and find what you are looking for very easily.

This catalog can be viewed both inside and outside the network (so you can get a sense of the vids there). If you are not a member you can view at the following Google site link Vidders Catalog (to view the videos you will have to log into the site to see them). We'll update as we get closer to our 1K goal.

Yes, I shamelessly used the word Cat as an abbreviation for Catalog. The audience for Cats is far larger than Vidding even in a community discussion for Vidding so I hope you understand.

We plan to expand this project and create other catalogs to include other collections of awesome vids. 

If you have any questions send me a private message or if you think it's a question others reading this can benefit from leave a comment.

Vid: Confident (Ghostbusters 2016)

Jun. 19th, 2017 03:26 pm
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Title: Confident
Fandom: Ghostbusters (2016)
Music: Demi Lovato
Content notes: Some bright flashes and fast cuts
Summary: You can't make me behave.

View and download here

Hello!

Jun. 1st, 2017 12:42 am
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Name: Kutsuwamushi
Age: Early 30s
Country: Generally the US
Subscription/access policy: Some fandom stuff is locked1

Fandom interests: I'm a fandom butterfly. I've been in fandom for a long time and have collected too many fandoms to list. My very first fandom was Sailor Moon, and then I briefly passed through Evangelion before eventually ending up stuck on Gundam Wing for years (halp). Later, I found out that things other than anime exist; right now I'm reading a lot of Marvel fanfiction.

I like to talk about the things that I'm reading or watching and I'm looking for friends who have a similar outlook - not necessarily people in the same fandoms. I guess I'm just looking for fannish people. I've always been big on meta; I used to moderate fanficrants and little_details on LJ.

OTPs and ships: I don't really have OTPs, but I hang out on the slash side most of the time.

Books: Yes.

Music: I'm a huge music nerd, but I'm not in the cool, tattooed lady at the back of your late 90s record shop who recommends you obscure rock bands. I'm the painfully earnest, caffeinated college roommate trying to get you to listen to Ethiopian church music.

Games: I played a lot of Destiny and will do so again.

I like to post about: Everything. I'm just starting to post on DW again after a long absence.

1 I made the terrible mistake of leaking my pseudonym to some real life friends who don't need to know what I think about Geralt and Emhyr gettin' it on.
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title: Halfway Away
source: Yuri!!! on Ice
audio: CHVRCHES, "Clearest Blue"
summary: "While you were being heterosexual, I studied the blades on ice." -- @viktorbottom
Or, Victor and Yuuri meet each other halfway, every time.

Premiered at [community profile] vidukon_cardiff 2017.

tumblr | AO3 | Dreamwidth

Vidukon 2017 Premiere

Jun. 19th, 2017 12:01 am
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[personal profile] silly_cleo
Title: Ready for the Storm
Fandom: Mass Effect trilogy
Character/Pairing: Jane Shepard
Music: Ready for the Storm - Dougie Maclean
Content notes: Nothing beyond what's in the games. Some explosions, physical triggers-wise, but not particularly fast cuts.
Summary: "The lighthouse will keep shining out." (Or, Shep is the bravest little toaster.)
Notes: Thank you so much to [personal profile] beccatoria for the clips, to [personal profile] shinyjenni for technical help and endlessly patient beta-ing, and [personal profile] walkthegale and [personal profile] cosmic_llin for beta-ing and cheerleading! <3
Spoilers: Very big ones for all 3 games!
Download: here (3:48, 135MB)
Also on: YouTube|AO3|Tumblr

Streaming and lyrics )
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title Dedicated Follower of Fashion
fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
characters: Elim Garak
music: Dedicated Follower of Fashion by The Kinks
summary: Garak is just a simple tailor
link: Dreamwidth / LiveJournal

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