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We have set up a mirror community to help fans locate older vids:

Please sign up,  because the more eyes we have on the searches, the more chances we have locating vids.

Also, if you just want to list the fanvids you have by fandom, we have a sticky post. It may help pull in more queries if people know there are fans of the series reading the community.

Source: Fanlore
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Posted in full at: at September 01, 2015 at 06:23PMPopcorn Time lawsuits continue as 16 are sued for watching Survivor:

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Posted in full at: at September 01, 2015 at 04:09PM
Update: The Sentinel DVD news: Release Date for The Sentinel - The Complete Series |

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So far, spring is rainy

Sep. 2nd, 2015 10:41 am
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I had a dream last night in which I was playing a detective with amnesia (in a stage play), and in character, I gradually realised I wasn't sure if I'd been the one to commit the murder. It ended with them/me declaring, "I still don't know for certain, but I choose to believe I'm not capable of such a thing."

Woke up feeling creeped out.

Plans for today:
1. Close the [community profile] fan_flashworks Amnesty and start the next challenge.
2. Zumba.
3. Write.
4. Don't stay up till 1am again (doofus!).

[personal profile] umadoshi posted a link the other day to (stealing her link text) "a list of songs sung by women that use female pronouns to talk about a love interest/other person or that forego pronouns". Here are some more with Antipodean connections, mostly kinda messed up or angsty because that's how we roll Down Under:
1. Evelyn by Boh Runga
2. Fall at Your Feet by Clare Bowditch (Crowded House cover)
3. Where I Stood by Missy Higgins
4. Secret by Missy Higgins

Things about being in my 40s:
1. It's not as old as it sounds, but
2. Life starts to feel finite, and
3. I'm conscious of the many times I've been wrong.
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  1. Create an IFTT account

2. Click on this "Recipe" to start posting from Tumblr to either Dreamwidth or Livejournal (note: on Livejournal you need to have a Paid Journal to use this method)
3. In the "Single Tag" section add the Trigger Tag you will apply to Tumblr entries. This tag will tell the Recipe when to cross-post to Dreamwidth. 
If you want to send all Tumblr posts to Dreamwidth or Livejournal use this recipe instead.
4. In the "To Address" add the "Post to Dreamwidth/Livejournal By Email" address. This address will include a PIN Code. On Dreamwidth you can find the address + pincode that you can find here and here. On Livejournal the info is here (note: on LJ you will need a paid account to post by email)
5. Click the "Add" button
6. Go to the Recipe and click "Publish".
7. Exit IFTT
8. Go to tumblr and write your post. Don't forget to add the Trigger Tag to your post
9. If the post does not appear on your tumblr within 30 minutes, try logging back into IFTT, Open up the recipe and click "Check Now"

Notes: your DW/LJ will have all the features of a regular post - if you use an age content restriction as a default, it will have one applied.  If you gave set your posts to be Friends Locked by default, it will be locked etc Some images and video embeds may not show up, so you may want to include a clickable link to the video or image. And last, the date of your DW post may be advanced depending on the dates being used by Tumblr servers.  In my case it advances the post date by 8 hours.

Instructions on the Reverse Method: Posting From Dreamwidth/Livejournal to Tumblr.

Killjoys renewed!

Sep. 1st, 2015 12:49 pm
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Yesssss. Thank you, SyFy! (And Dark Matter as well, though I haven't yet watched that one. Super glad Roger Cross still has a job, tho. :D)
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 I need fans with both DW and tumblr accounts to help test the cross-posting recipe and work flow 

Context here

Detailed instructions here
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The Wiki committee has had a busy month working on the usual outside requests (we admit, we do still have a bit of a backlog!), our internal documentation, and some exciting new projects!

First, thank you to those who came to our July editing chat! Among other things, we discussed old school slash, ambitious pages, and Fanlore's own site graphics. (Did you know that we have no copy of Fanlore's original header from when the site was in beta? Fanlore's Fanlore article has been updated to include some of our historical graphics, but we would love to see more of Fanlore's own history preserved! If you were around during Fanlore's early days please do share your memories of the site, and if you happen to have any old images or screenshots we'd love those too!)

During the editing chat we also discovered a couple of old Fanlore-themed icons created by the wonderful [personal profile] kylara that had never been added to ourgraphics page. The page has now been updated to include them, and (as with all the graphics on that page) you are very welcome to use them!

In other news, we have received reports that some newly-created pages aren't being properly indexed by Fanlore's search engine. We're looking into this, and in the meantime you may want to use Google to supplement your Fanlore searches (see Fanlore's help page for more info).

What's to come?

Wiki has been busy planning Fanlore's annual Stub September challenge! See the the official announcement for more information, and stay tuned for the first of the weekly themes tomorrow!

To celebrate Stub September and also provide an opportunity for new editors to ask questions, we will be holding an editing party on Saturday, September 12th at 17:00 UTC (what time is that in my timezone?) in the Fanlore chat room.

As of September 1st, 2015, Fanlore has 35,761 articles which have undergone 613,239 edits. We hope to see you on the Recent Changes page!
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While I was gone, one of my very favorite* memes went around

I have 132 works archived at AO3. Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 132 (the first thing I posted there), and I'll tell you three things I currently like about it.

*it's the finding something happy-making that I love. I tend to be down on my own work and yet I can usually/often/mostly find a flash of silver among the dross when I narrow my eyes and search for it.
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 1. Create an IFTT account

2. Click on this "Recipe" to start posting from Dreamwidth to Tumblr
3. In the "Keyword or simple phrase" section add the Trigger Tag you will apply to Dreamwidth entriesl. This tag will tell the Recipe when to cross-post to tumblr. 
If you want to send all Dreamwidth posts to tumblr use this recipe instead.
4. In the "Feed URL" add the RSS Feed of your Dreamwidth Journal (BTW, this works with LiveJournal  - just substitute the LJ RSS feed.  
Your DW RSS feed will be something like:
5. In the "Body" box change all the placeholder DW Journal names to the name of your DW Journal. There are 3 places where you must do this (see graphic below)
6. In the "Tags" box add a tag that you'd like to appear on your tumblr post. Ex: fandom meta or "Dreamwidth Crosspost"
7. Click the "Add" button
8. Go to the Recipe and click "Publish".
9. Exit IFTT
10. Check your Dreamwidth RSS Feed Settings here: (look under Syndication Level)
If you only want the title of your DW post top appear with a link back, use "Title Only"
If you want only a portion of your DW post to appear with a link back, use "Brief Summary"
If you want your entire DW post to appear on Tumblr use "Full Text"
11. Create your DW post. Don't forget to use the Trigger Tag you added to the IFTT Recipe. If you have set an age limit on your DW posts, you may need to remove it if you have selected the Full or Partial RSS Feed option.
12. If the post does not appear on your tumblr within 30 minutes, try logging back into IFTT, Open up the recipe and click "Check Now"

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Instructions on the Reverse Method - Posting from Tumblr To Dreamwidth or Livejournal
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It's My Birthday, So You Get a New Book Post:

Books mentioned in previous posts are shipping today, including Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho and Updraft by Fran Wilde

* Not So Invisible Ninjas by Fran Wilde
Or: Recent and Upcoming Debuts in Fantasy and Science Fiction... that just happen to be written by women.

* Do Not Touch by Prudence Shen
This is a free short story, absolutely awesome.

* Twelve Kings in Sharakhai: The Song of Shattered Sands: Book One
by Bradley P. Beaulieu
Sharakhai, the great city of the desert, center of commerce and culture, has been ruled from time immemorial by twelve kings -- cruel, ruthless, powerful, and immortal. With their army of Silver Spears, their elite ompany of Blade Maidens and their holy defenders, the terrifying asirim, the Kings uphold their positions as undisputed, invincible lords of the desert. There is no hope of freedom for any under their rule.

* Deep Water by Nicola Cameron
Poseidon, God of the Sea, has spent millennia alone due to a single terrible act. His consort, Amphitrite, has sworn never to forgive him, and he’s forced to live with the knowledge that he drove an innocent girl to her doom.

* Chapelwood by Cherie Priest
Birmingham, Alabama is infested with malevolence. Prejudice and hatred have consumed the minds and hearts of its populace. A murderer, unimaginatively named “Harry the Hacker” by the press, has been carving up citizens with a hatchet. And from the church known as Chapelwood, an unholy gospel is being spread by a sect that worships dark gods from beyond the heavens.

* Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson
Since leaving his homeland, the earthbound demigod Demane has been labeled a sorcerer. With his ancestors' artifacts in hand, the Sorcerer follows the Captain, a beautiful man with song for a voice and hair that drinks the sunlight.

* Avatars Dance by Laura J. Mixon
This is the omnibus edition of the complete trilogy: GLASS HOUSES, PROXIES, and BURNING THE ICE.

* Uncanny Magazine, Issue 6
Featuring all–new short fiction by Paul Cornell, Isabel Yap, Liz Argall, Kenneth Schneyer, and Keffy R. M. Kehrli, classic fiction by N.K. Jemisin, nonfiction by Diana M. Pho, Steven H Silver, Michi Trota, and David J. Schwartz, poems by Rose Lemberg, Dominik Parisien, Amal El–Mohtar, and Jennifer Crow, interviews with Isabel Yap, and Liz Argall and Kenneth Schneyer, and Matthew Dow Smith’s The Future Matters on the cover.

Graphic Design Before PhotoShop

Sep. 1st, 2015 03:00 pm
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Posted in full at: at September 01, 2015 at 07:41AM

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I know I said I was winding up my Publishing Journey posts for now, but I had another thought: about love and resource, and the debts we owe. It’s quite a big thought, so bear with me.

IMG_0670A few years ago I got a daruma and was told how you draw in one eye when there’s something you want, and you draw in the other eye when you have got it. I drew in one eye and then I waited. The thing I wanted was the same wish I always made, when visiting temples and blowing out birthday candles.

Like many writers, I have wanted to be a published novelist since I was very small. Of course when you are small you don’t really know what that means. You don’t think about the New York Big Five or global distribution or advances or royalties or awards or reviews. What you want is very simple: to be on the shelf next to the books you love. It’s to be as important, as interesting, as true, as a story.

Publication does not give you that. But it comes to stand for that. I grew up devouring Penguin books and now I am a Penguin author. It might not last, but it happened. Imagine that.

Even though publication is no longer what it was — even though I know that’s not what it means — it still feels enormously satisfying. It still feels like a gift I have given six-year-old me.

But that’s not true, is it? It’s been a very busy, though happy, few months for me, and I have been thinking about resource. What an enormous amount of love and time and resource has been poured into me.

Though I do work hard, I’m always conscious at the back of my mind of how little I have to do with anything I achieve. A while ago I realised with embarrassment that I did not mention in my post about revisions how much work my agent Caitlin Blasdell and editor Diana Gill did on the book. Hannah Bowman, who is not even my agent, read the manuscript twice before it went on submission. The post makes it sound like I was the only one working, but of course that is not true. And we have not even got to the people who typeset the book, who proofread it (and had to put up with my nerdy responses: “I think you’ll find the OED says that word has been in use since the 16th century … “), who have been sorting out publicity and marketing and sending advance copies all over the place, etc. etc. etc.

But much as I appreciate all that work, these are, after all, people for whom it is their job. They hope to see some concrete benefit from their work — and I certainly hope they do. Who I really think about when I think about love and resource is my maternal grandmother, my Ah Ma, who passed away earlier this year.

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Mirrored from Zen Cho.

i will not be afraid of women

Sep. 1st, 2015 10:29 am
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September 1st and the Mets have a 6.5 game lead on the Nats and the softest schedule in baseball for the next month. Will they collapse again, or will they make it to the playoffs? Only time will tell!

It's at times like these that I really miss my mother. I mean, I miss her every day, but I still sometimes pick up my phone to call her after the Mets do something exciting (either good or bad) and then I remember and I'm sad. I still text my brother and sometimes my dad, but my mother was the rabid baseball fan in the family, and it was always fun to hear her talk about the Mets. Sigh.


Here's the August writing roundup:

Parenting: A Guide By Bruce Wayne (on DW)
DCU; Bruce, Alfred, Damian, Cass, Jason; g; 1,600 words
Three times Bruce was a Batdad to his Batkids.

Hide Yourself for Me (at AO3)
Star Wars; Ahsoka Tano, Bail Organa, Leia Organa; g; 2,200 words
Ahsoka won't teach Leia to use the Force, but she can teach her to hide herself within it. (Contains spoilers for the Rebels s2 premiere.)

you live like that, you live with ghosts (at AO3)
Batwoman; Kate/Renee; adult; 855 words
Sometimes, Kate just can't help herself.

Three small unexpected stories, not anything I was planning on writing before I sat down to write. I'm especially surprised by the Ahsoka & Leia one, because for all my years of being a Star Wars fan, and for all my years of writing fanfic (15 as of this month - the first time I ever posted a story was on 9/4/2000), I never wrote anything for the canon except a couple of kiss ficlets on request. But I really needed this story, because Leia is my all-time favorite and Ahsoka is my new favorite, and given that Ahsoka is working with Bail Organa to form the Rebel Alliance, they must have met, right? And all the parallels that relationship creates would be amazing. I'm just saying.


As I posted on tumblr last night, I think I'm close to the end of the VMars/MCU crossover, and I texted [ profile] angelgazing and said, "I don't think I can fit Dick in!" and then I was like, "...that's what she said."

So then I was chatting with [personal profile] snacky and I was like, "I'm trying to figure out how to shoehorn Dick into this story," and she was like, "There's always room for Dick!" and I was like, "...that's what she said."

There's always room for a dick joke, is what I'm saying. I still haven't figured out if I can get him in, but Cliff did appear and actually helped move the plot - such as it is - along, so that's good.



Sep. 1st, 2015 06:54 pm
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Got a new moving date, yay! Sunday, rather than Tuesday. Doesn't make *that* much difference in packing time. Just means I gotta be organized this Thursday and Friday getting stuff done. Saturday after class is lease signing at the apartment. I think I'll take Arthur and Eames and let them guard the place until I move in. :)

What's up with you?


Sep. 1st, 2015 05:00 pm
[personal profile] emma_in_dream
I would like advice from other people on a confidential basis *and not to be discussed in front of the children*.

The child who sits next to M in class is one of the kids whose father soaked him in petrol in a domestic last week. His younger sister was set on fire (survived).

To start with, Jesus fuck. He set his kids on fire. Jesus. *I* feel shaken.

So M is a very naive and kindly child who would find this unimaginable. She has clearly not taken it in (it was discussed in very vague terms at school) and I'm not telling her.

If she does find out, what advice?

Because, Jesus Christ, he set his own children on fire.

Daily Happiness

Sep. 1st, 2015 12:20 am
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1. I went in to work for a bit today, but it was only a little over two hours, so I mostly had the day free. And that's overtime, so it means extra money.

2. It's really quite a bit cooler today, and especially tonight, than it has been. I haven't had the fan on much at all today, and it was even feeling cool enough that I used the oven for dinner!

3. Dinner was delicious! I got some ginger pork from work the other day and was trying to think what to do with it when I got the idea to use it as a french fry topping. There were some sweet potato fries in the freezer, so I just cooked those, then topped them with the pork, some kimchi, and some mozzarella, and it was sooooooo good. I will definitely be making that again. (I still have more of all the ingredients!)

4. I hadn't done any lyrics translations all month because of being busy, but I managed to get a few done today so that I didn't break my streak of posting every month this year.


Sep. 1st, 2015 02:31 pm
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OK, I just signed up to Netflix and yet I cannot find any of the shows I'd like to watch (viz, Selfie and Marvel movies). Is this the way Netflix works?

Also, any suggestions on how I could legally watch these, given that they are not in my local library and Selfie is not at JB?
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Posted in full at: at August 31, 2015 at 11:05PM








Everyone Is Losing Their Minds Over This Canberra Cafe’s Insane Milkshakes

THis cafe is Sugar Biscuit’s hero.




So I need to go to Patissez

I don’t think I’ve ever read a more convincing as for anything in my life

But can you get them with alcohol is the question.


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Recipe: Oven-baked vegetable risotto

Sep. 1st, 2015 05:27 am
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Posted in full at: at August 31, 2015 at 10:27PM

Welcome back to Tuesday’s recipe series, where each week I share a new recipe which you can download for free. When there is a collection on the blog, I will be showing you how to use them to create weekly, fortnightly and monthly meal plans.

I have always loved a good risotto, but could never be bothered standing over the stove stirring it for 40 minutes. Ain’t no-one got time for that, especially when you’ve got a hungry toddler at your toes in the kitchen! So now I only do risottos 2 ways - in the oven or in the microwave. Both methods do not require constant stirring, so it becomes one of those quick ‘leave-and-forget'  meals that I totally love! The recipe I’ve written today is an oven-baked version, but getting yourself a great microwave dish too is a really worthwhile investment.

The other great thing about risotto is that once you know how to make a delicious flavour base, you can mix and match different vegetable combinations to create unique dishes. So you can easily have a different risotto feature every week in your meal planning. If you were doing a monthly meal plan like I do (I can’t wait to show you exactly how I do mine!), and wanted to include a different weekly risotto, it might look like this:

Week 1 : Chicken, mushroom and spinach

Week 2: Oven-baked vegetable

Week 3: Bacon, leek and goat’s cheese

Week 4: Asparagus, pea and mint

And bam! You’ve got 4 meals of the month sorted, all with pretty much the same method but different flavours. Meal planning and cooking shouldn’t be over-complicated. It’s all about finding a good recipe and tweaking it to suit your personal tastes. I hope you enjoy this risotto recipe as much as we do.

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Dec16th2014 01:05 pm

Fandom usually jumps into technologiesuses them, and then acts surprised when we realize that we have no clue what we're doing or how the use of the new tech has changed an aspect of our fandom culture. Right now a few authors are posting notices that you need permission to link to their fanworks in "public spaces". Or that they'd prefer their readers comment on their fic where it was  originally posted.  Each author gets to unilaterally define what is public with the expectation that every reader will follow because that is part of the "social contract". So for today Goodreads = public and is not a place to list or review fanfic. Tumblr is OK (for now) because it is not seen as a "public" space.*  

It used to be easier to know what to expect of other fans but the moment we went online, the fannish social contract was voided due to sheer size and complexity of online interactions. Add the fact that new platforms and new ways of interacting keep coming out every 20 minutes and you have a hot conceptual mess filled with poorly understood expectations.

I know that when we went online in the 1990s few of us had any idea  that fans would be publicly posting their porn fanfic** to open access websites (no. stop. think of the children!), displaying their explicit art where anyone could see (blush), and tweeting their love of RPS and knotting fic (OMGWTFBB!).  By those standards, we have all breached the original fannish social contract of keeping fandom a "safe space" simply by interacting with one another in public and online. And I suspect that 20 years down the road, we will again struggle to recognize "fandom" as it continues to be reshaped by technology.

So I would rather see us practice mindfulness and awareness that the tools and platforms we use change us and our culture instead of snapping at one another because we've changed and that we no longer know what to expect from one another.

Because to be honest, I have no clue any more. And I'd be wary of anyone who claims otherwise.

*Keep in mind that most fans don't bother to turn off Google indexing on their tumblr blogs (or their LJ...or their DW..or their twitter or their.....). And even if they do, every time someone else reblogs your content, if *their blog* is searchable by Google it will still be "public". 

**A few of us did have in inkling but we all kept it quiet because we did not want to scare our fellow fans with our crazy visions of the future filled with flying fans sporting jetpack keyboards and tinhats.

edited to add: here is another example of Fandom Meets Technology

Fourth test Full RSS Feed With Art

Aug. 31st, 2015 10:01 pm
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Filking is a long time fannish tradition. It exists in both science fiction and media fandom, but its roots are deepest in sci-fi fandom.

Here are excerpts from a book of filk lyrics I found in Stacy’s Doyle’s collection last week. The book is called the NESFA Hymnal.


(first up a song about the sadness of waiting for elevators at fan conventions. in the days before smartphones and hotel wifi, someone had to write one to pass the time while waiting.)

THE ELEVATOR SONG ( set to the Beatles song “Yesterday”)

Yesterday, I’ve been waiting here since yesterday.
Now it looks as though I’m here to stay.
Oh, all my plans have gone astray.
And just then, he went past me and went….

Bill Mallardi, Suzanne Tompkins, Jerry Kaufman, and Linda Bushyager
Copyright 1968


(how about a Star Trek themed filk song?)

THE FIRST DAYS OF OUR MISSION (set to “The Twelve Days of Christmas”)

On the first day of our mission
The writers gave to me:

A transporter malfunction,
Klingons on the bridge,
Harcourt Fenton Mudd,
Ten million tribbles,
Several lovely yeomen,
A nurse to love the Vulcan,
A smart-assed Russian ensign,
A sword-wielding helmsman…..

Uhura fair,
A Scottish engineer,
An acid-witted doctor,
A Vulcan pointy-eared,
And a starship to roam the galaxy.”



(a filk song finally giving the bad guys of the Tolkien universe some air time)

GIVE MY REGARDS TO ORTHANC (set to “Give My Regards To Broadway”)
Give my regards to Orthanc;
Remember me to Barad-Dur.
Tell all the boys from old Nan-Curunir
That I’ll be there for sure.

Whisper of how I’m yearning

To mingle with the Morgul throng.

Give my regards to Shelob’s lair,

And tell her I’ll be there ere long.”



(and how about those Ents? Catchy tune, eh?)

THE ENTS’ MARCHING SONG (sung to “The Ants’ Marching Song)

The Ents go marching one by one, Hurrah, Hurrah!
The Ents go marching one by one, Hurrah, Hurrah!
The Ents go marching one by one,
To get their chlorophyll into the sun.

CHORUS:The Ents go marching
Round and round and into the ground
And out in the rain and in again.
The Ents go marching two by two, Hurrah, Hurrah!
The Ents go marching two by two, Hurrah, Hurrah!
The Ents go marching two by two!
Does a marching tree wear a wooden shoe?

(Jim Landau and Sherna Comerford)


(nothing changes much in space)

DRUNKEN SPACEMAN (sung to “(What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor?”)

What shall we do with a drunken spaceman?
What shall we do with a drunken spaceman?
What shall we do with a drunken spaceman?
Light years out from Terra.

CHORUS: Hooray, and off she blasts,
Hooray, and off she blasts,
Hooray, and off she blasts,
Light years out from Terra.

Put him in the airlock till he’s sober…
Drop him on an asteroid till he’s sober…
Put him through a space warp till he’s sober…
Throw him in the algae till he’s sober…
Put him in the reaction chamber…
Zap him with a phaser till he’s sober…
Dump him on a comsat till he’s sober…
Hang him on a skyhook till he’s sober…
Leave him in his spacesuit till he’s sober…
Haul him by the legs with a running spaceline…
Leave him out in a Martian sandstorm…
Leave him all day in a Lunar crater…
Boost him into orbit till he’s sober…
Abandon him on a planetoid…

Further verses can be improvised until the singer’s pain threshold
is reached, or the listeners stone him to death.


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Fiction written in the community based on one television series has been printed in pale blue ink on yellow paper, which photocopies as a blank page. Editors and authors would release the work only to people they knew, and then only after the purchaser had promised not to pass the work any further. Secondary readers - those known to the purchasers but not to the editors or writers - could be given the option to read the work in the home of the purchaser, but generally could not receive full access until they became well known in the fan group."


Camille Bacon-Smith, writing about pre-internet fanfic communities in her book Enterprising Women: Television Fandom and the Creation of Popular Myth
(via surrexi)

Let’s see if I can remember the fandoms that CBS is referencing

The first is….Starsky & Hutch RPS? (no, wait that was The Purple Pages) - named because they were printed on purple paper. There was a Starsky & Hutch gen and slash zine that was printed in blue ink on red paper: Pushing The Odds. You can see images of the zine here as well. So I am drawing a blank on the blue ink/yellow paper fandom.

Second Test of Partial Feed

Aug. 31st, 2015 09:48 pm
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As the drive to raise  money to move BAM Video Vault to its new home continues, the site owner is posting some interesting updates. This one caught my eye: “The annual Digital Music Report released TUESDAY by IFPI has found that “the recording industry is making more money from fan-made mashups, lip-syncs and tributes on YOUTUBE than from official music videos.” - See more at:” 

As fandom grows more mainstream, the more pressure our communities will face from commercial entities that  seek to monetize our culture.  We are particularly  dependent on for profit platforms (tumblr, Youtube, Facebook, twitter etc) to form the infrastructure for our communities. This is one of the reasons that AO3 was built - we need to own the servers if we want to continue to shape our communities to meet our needs and desires.  Supporting alternative streaming platforms like BAM Video Vault is another way of achieving that goal. The current fundraising target is $1000 and they’ve just raised over half of that amount. 

Click here to support BAM Video Vault (aka Vidding Network) by Garfield Stinvil

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And is this happening?

No. No it is not.

On the plus side, I a: figured out what I needed to do with that character who was driving me 'round the bend the other day; and b: realized I could write in some subconscious girl flirting in a much earlier chapter for fun AND foreshadowing.

IFTT recipe 2 with images

Aug. 31st, 2015 09:15 pm
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 I keep wondering if there is a place for the text to show up.

adding text below.
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 ....why the dates on my posts are suddenly days off (both forward and backward).
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 Just the plain text, ma'am. Just the text.
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testing by removing the over 18 warning.

Push From DW To Tumblr With Art

Aug. 31st, 2015 08:28 pm
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There should be a picture here.
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 Recently there has been much discussion on the limits of  the tumblr platform to allow threaded commentary and longer meta posts. That usually is followed by even more commentary on the shortcomings of DW and LJ and how things  were not better in the olden days. That is not this post.

Instead, I will be riffing on a possible workflow  to cross-post from tumblr to DW/LJ.  The goal is to encourage more....discussion like discussions. Note: this is sadly not a technical post because neither tumblr nor DW nor LJ allow cross-posting. Tumblr does allow cross-posting to twitter and FB. See Workflow #2 Below

Workflow Method 1 - Dreamwidth To Tumblr Manual
1. When you want to make a meta/discussion post,  start with DW/ LJ.  Write up your meta post.
2. Copy a brief section into tumblr. You can  do this as a text  post or if you have a snazzy gifset, you can include  it as a link inside an image post.  Make the tumblr post as appealing/sexy/snazzy as you can.  The goal is to overcome the normal inertia of leaving a platform.
3. Click on the Add Link button and link back to your DW entry.
4, Add a note about anonymous commenting (if turned on) and OpenID. Make certain your DW/LJ post is unlocked.
5. (Optional) Add a link back to tumblr to allow DW/LJ readers to follow and peek at the tumblr reblogs.

Note: this  is a workflow mainly for text  based meta. Giftset meta you might need to reverse.

Any thoughts? Suggestions? Things I missed? 

Workflow Method 2 - Dreamwidth To Tumblr Automatic - Detailed instructions

Instructions Short version
1. Create IFTT Account
2. Use Pre-existing IFFT recipe (IFTT recipe here) 
3. Verify DW settings and make DW post
4. DW post appears on tumblr

Workflow Method 3 - Dreamwidth To Tumblr Automatic
Instructions Short Version
1. Install Mobile "Share On Tumblr" Bookmarklet into your browser
2. Navigate to the DW/LJ post you want to Share on Tumblr
3. Click on the bookmarklet - when the window pops up you can add text and tags and post to tumblr. Note: only a bare bones link will show up. Not the full text or photos unless you manually add them

Workflow Method  4 - Tumblr to Dreamwidth Automatic - more details/instructions pending
(IFTT recipe here)
Instructions Short Version
1. Create IFTT Account
2. Use Pre-existing IFFT recipe
3. Make tumblr post
4. Tumblr post appears on DW

And dear God, someone please come up with a way to automate/streamline/integrate or something to make these platfotms work for us ...instead of us working for them.

edited to add: I am testing If Then Then That to see if I can funnel selected tumblr posts to DW via Gmail. The main problem is that it does not create a link in my tumblr post to DW but will continue exploring.

link rot sucks so much

Sep. 1st, 2015 12:22 am
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For the first time in some years I checked my rec pages to see how many links don't work any more (trying to gauge how horrible it would be if I decided to update again -- answer: very horrible), and so many stories have moved or worse vanished. A few of the vanished ones can still be found through, but many seem gone entirely. Depressing.

OTOH thanks to the import of 852 Prospect to AO3, I didn't just come across many moved URLs, but also rediscovered some authors whom I really liked in TS in the late 90s, then lost track of, only to see that they are actually still writing fanfic and posting new stuff to AO3.
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For someone who's not working, my weeks feel oddly crowded atm, especially Mondays and Tuesdays. (Today is Tuesday and goes: swim, osteo, lunch with C, clean house, Lewis with P.1) It's all good stuff, and I'm grateful for it, but I need to relearn how to relax into the flow of busyness instead of forcing myself onward at metaphorical spearpoint. Part of the goal of osteo is learning to soften and relax. Remembering to breathe. I even dug an old progressive relaxation exercise out of my iTunes, but when I lie on the floor to do it, Zeb bites me on the head.

It's his way of helping.

Anyway, I'm also falling behind on emails, comment replies, tab-wrangling and so on; falling out of touch. In theory, my unscheduled time is writing time (and, in an attempt to both chill out and not let my brain turn to pudding, crossword time), and I've been super-quiet here on LJ/DW lately as I struggled my way through an epically challenging fic, so now I have a nefarious and quite likely misguided plan to post every day in September. Let's see how that goes.2

To start me off, here's a slightly amended meme (via [ profile] browngirl): Six things, in no particular order )

1 Otoh, it's 9.45am and I'm still in my PJs, so really I'm just a big whiner.

2 I'm giving myself permission to resort to memes, quotes, links or youtube videos from time to time. I mean, let's not expect miracles.

Remember to breathe.

Killjoys S1

Aug. 31st, 2015 11:30 pm
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I've been sick at home since I got home from Prague (boo!) and I'm slowly going out of my mind with boredom + utterly unable to be productive. It's a great combination.

Anyway, as long as that's going on, I might as well tell you about a show I've mainlined and greatly enjoyed recently: Killjoys.

thoughts )


Anyway, I've already written a short ficlet for this show, about the first time Dutch decides to accept kindness from Johnny: Midnight Tea. I'm still taking prompts! Give me a pairing/character and a scenario/kink. (Best results if you give me backstory-related prompts, since that's the stuff that comes easiest.)

And there's also a Dutch fanvid by lithiumdoll (*____*) that you should watch if you're wondering whether to watch the show: Been Better.

point of origin

Aug. 31st, 2015 01:56 pm
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Stargate fans! Look what I found:

This tiny silver plated charm is actually an uppercase Greek letter lambda, but what Beadaholique doesn't know is that it also looks like the symbol of origin for Earth, and that's why I bought it. Because I'm a huge nerd and needed to put that on a necklace, pronto.

The charm comes with its own jump ring already attached, so even if you don't know anything about jewelry making, you can just slide the whole thing onto a finished chain and—shazam—you've got yourself a necklace with your home address.

ALL the Publishing Journey posts

Aug. 31st, 2015 03:00 pm
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I thought it might be useful to have a summary post with links to all my Publishing Journey posts, as I wound them up last Friday. Here they are!

Mission statement: Ten things I believe about writing
Breaking through writer’s block, or, how I started writing and publishing short stories
How I published a short story collection
Writing with a day job, part 1: Why I don’t write full-time
Writing with a day job, part 2: Work/work balance
Networking, part 1: Social media and connection
Networking, part 2: Thoughts on conventions
How I wrote three novels and binned two of them
Querying agents
Signing with a literary agent
My query letter for Sorcerer to the Crown
Revising the novel (again and again and again)
Going on submission
Selling the novel

Thanks to everyone who read, commented, tweeted, shared on Facebook, etc. I did these posts for three two reasons:

1) Because people were asking me about publishing and I wanted to have something to link them to, instead of repeating the same answers to different people.

2) I really enjoy writing about writing, but in kind of an embarrassed way. Some people writhe in delicious guilt over having a chocolate. I eat chocolates by the dozens without shame, but feel luxuriously decadent about blogging about my ~writing process~.

3) Procrastinating on book 2 no what are you talking about I never procrastinate on writing fiction (she said as she procrastinated by doing a blog post)

Anyway, because of reason #2, I’ve really appreciated everyone who’s taken the trouble to tell me that they enjoyed these posts or found them useful or enlightening. Thank you!

I may take a break from doing these on a weekly basis as I really have to focus on book 2, but as I said in the last post, I do mean to keep doing them and am taking requests. So let me know if you have any writing or publishing-related questions or topics you’d like me to talk about, via email, Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments below.

P. S. Selamat Hari Merdeka! Hope you ols enjoyed the public holiday.

Mirrored from Zen Cho.

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Boss2 is out today because he's going to the US Open, so it seems like a good time for these links:

Serena Williams's Moment, Forever, which is not only paean to her greatness that quotes Christopher Logue's All Day Permanent Red, but also includes links to this Times Magazine piece and this New York magazine profile. Greatest of all time, indeed.

And for a little eye candy, Rafael Nadal's amazing Tommy Hilfiger commercial. Oh my. (potentially NSFW)

In baseball news, I don't care about the Blue Jays, but the opening paragraphs of this article are pretty amazing:
For an entertainment venture, baseball really isn't all that escapist. Baseball is an ordeal. The players spend most of a given game needing to pay strict attention on every single pitch, but only have to react a couple of times per game. The sport requires constant mental focus, the overwhelming majority of which is wasted. And even when a player gets involved, he has relatively little control over what results from his actions. Bloopers turn into triples, while scalded line drives can turn into double plays.

Consider the two great axioms about hitting, both of which are true: "Even the best hitters fail two-thirds of the time" and "The difference between an average hitter and a great hitter is two hits a month." This is a game for nihilists, and it's played six days a week.

It's an endeavor that requires unceasing effort every day, but in which most of that effort goes to waste, and the bit that doesn't is set adrift in a sea of uncontrollable and often inexplicable factors, ending in failure most of the time. That sounds like real life to me, and this inexorable, beautiful conveyor belt of failure appeals to me the way the novels of Richard Ford and Graham Greene do. Baseball is like having your soul crushed slowly by a steamroller made of platinum and diamonds. (The sunshine and the smell of fresh-cut grass are nice, too.)

You'd think that something so relentlessly awful wouldn't be worth such a great investment of time and emotional capital. But it's precisely because baseball is so torturous when it's bad that it can be so intoxicating when it's good.
There's a reason (well, many reasons) my Mets tag on tumblr is #the existential futility of being a mets fan. (sadly, it's too long to be a DW tag.)

And here's one non-sports link that I keep forgetting to mention: Born to Run and the Decline of the American Dream: Bruce Springsteen's breakout album embodied the lost '70s—the tense, political, working-class rejection of an increasingly unequal society.

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The Story of the Shower Curtain Rail was posted in my photoblog on Tumblr because it's easy to embed pictures there and my mom reads it regularly, for her convenience.


Aug. 31st, 2015 08:20 am
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So after [personal profile] rivkat kept insisting I watch this show, and after seeing a critical mass of enthusiasm build up around tumblr/dreamwidth/lj, and after [personal profile] lithiumdoll posted her Killyjoys recruiter vid, I finally watched the first episode.

Okay, they've got me.

Not tea but linkspam

Aug. 31st, 2015 11:01 pm
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A Vegetable Love That Would Certainly Not Suit Me
Oedipus with vegetables: a short (8'33 minutes) movie. Amazing production values. Worth watching the credits to the end. (Content notes: knives, trypophobia, dubious relationship to mythology.)


How To Write A Musical: an interview with Lisa Kron, the lyricist of Fun Home the musical. I just want to hug this quote to myself: "When you’re making a work of art, it feels like it will kill you. It won’t kill you. But you feel like it will."

The Loud Hands Project video. (tw: child abuse, ableism. But that's what what it's about. It's about pride.)

Clippy the Microsoft Office Assistant is the Patriarchy's Fault

In Iraq I Raided Insurgents. In Virginia, the Police Raided Me. (Obviously this is a white guy. You can tell this because he survived to tell the story. Meanwhile here in Australia we have just as much of a black deaths in custody problem as the US, and recently police have been using very strong pepper spray on anti-racist protesters while high-fiving white supremacists at a rally... and then last Friday the Australian Border Force announced they were going to go around Melbourne randomly checking people's visa status. What I'm saying is, current police stuff and its racist and nationalist elements scares me a lot.)

An interview with Miss Major on the Stonewall movie

Words To Live By
Page 64 of Shades After, because I can't stop thinking about what Anwar tells JD here, after they come out to him as genderqueer.

AO3 tag generator. If you're on Tumblr you've probably already seen this, but not everyone's on Tumblr. It randomly generates things people tagged their stories with on Archive Of Our Own.

Corduroy, age 26, is the oldest living cat in the world.

New fic: In Silence Sealed

Aug. 31st, 2015 08:32 am
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For [ profile] salt_burn_porn: In Silence Sealed, Sam/Dean, NC-17.  [ profile] fiercelynormal tagged me with “piercing.” After a hunt, Dean can't hear, but he can still talk. Warning: may induce diabetic coma.

TV thoughts

Aug. 31st, 2015 08:30 am
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Killjoys )
The Strain )

So, what else should I be watching in the sff line?


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