1 Day Until Nominations Close

Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:31 pm
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 As of this posting, you have a day left to nominate your characters, groups, and freeforms. See a countdown here. Reminder: nominations will close at 11:59 PM EDT. (Find out what time that is for you.)

After nominations close, a post will be made on the comm to discuss unaccepted freeforms so that people can suggest ways they can be modified to fit, or alternate tags that are similar but more conducive to the theme of the exchange. Sign-ups will open on the 28th as scheduled.

Nominate your fandoms and freeforms here!

Remix Revival 2017!

Jul. 23rd, 2017 02:48 am
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Link: Remix Revival on AO3; follow us on Dreamwidth or Tumblr for reminders and updates.

Description: Remix Revival is a new panfandom remix exchange, welcoming both authors and artists! If you're unfamiliar with remix exchanges, the idea is that you take someone else's fic or art and write/draw it the way you would have. To qualify for Remix Revival, you must have three 500 word fics, five 100 word fics, or three completed drawings in each fandom you request. The minimum wordcount for assignments is 1k, while art must be a complete piece. There will be a Madness round that allows sketches and shorter fics running from September 10-25.

Dates:
Signups begin: July 15 (ongoing now!)
Signups end: July 30 11:59 PM ET
Assignments out by: August 5
Assignments due: September 10, 11:59 PM ET
Collection goes live: September 17
Remixers revealed: September 24



hi, new and looking for friends!

Jul. 22nd, 2017 07:44 pm
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Name: Teddie
Age: 30
Country: USA
Subscription/Access Policy: Feel free to friend me and I'll probably grant access, although most of my posts will be public anyway! I'm looking to make more friends, so I'd be happy to have you, but you don't need to feel pressure to grant me access if that makes you uncomfortable.

Fannish Interests: I've had a lot of the years (shoujo manga, Harry Potter, Dragon Ball, Pokemon, Mass Effect, superhero comics), but lately I'm focusing mainly on Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Star Trek. I love a good space story! I recently decided to do a proper watch through of all of classic Doctor Who, so I'm having a lot of fun with that.

I like to post about: My journal is new, but I plan to post commentary and pictures as I make my way through Classic Who and the Big Finish audios. I'll also post about New Who, Star Wars and Star Trek, my personal life a little, and my cat a lot. I make icons occasionally.

About Me/Other Info: I'm a genderfluid (they/them prounouns), mentally ill nerd who likes being friendly and considerate. I have a lot of passion for my fandoms, although I can also be a little scatterbrained and flighty. I do my best to be consider of other people and to own up to any mistakes I make. I like to have a quiet, good time talking about science-fiction, animals (I love marmots and other related animals like squirrels), makeup, and toy collecting.

I'm looking to decrease my tumblr presence (too stressful for me), and increase my presence on other platforms such as this one.

Thanks for reading!

broadchurch.

Jul. 22nd, 2017 06:32 pm
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As we all must know by now, the next Doctor on Doctor Who will be a woman. (Yaaas.) This is coinciding with Moffat finally leaving. I always said I'd give Who another go once he's gone, and I am going to be true to my word and see if the new showrunner's any good!

In order to ease myself back into it, I thought I'd get to know the new Doctor's actress a little. She's done lots of stuff but Broadchurch was on my netflix so it was easiest to watch and I'd heard good things about it, so I decided to watch. And OMG am I glad I did. I LOVED IT!!! I mean, new Doctor aside, I really loved the show. (I mostly forgot that she was the reason I started watching the show after about 2 episodes.) I would say it's basically a Brit version of The Killing, which I adored. One case/story over a long period (multiple seasons), lady cop that I LOVE*, unlikely partnership that scratches my itches in all the right ways.. YES GOOD THANKS.

I'm really sad they only did 3 series of Broadchurch. :((((( And Hardy/Miller is my ship flavor of the moment now.

*so my love for Ellie Miller is just like, okay, she's so optimistic and wants to save the world and she endures unimaginable pain, such a specific kind that very few people have to go through (trying not to spoil here), but she comes out the other side and she's STILL optimistic and STILL upbeat and STILL so empathetic and that's her best feature THAT'S what helps her solve crimes THAT'S what makes her so crucial to Hardy, so irreplacable, and no she's not perfect by any means, but her humanity is what gives her the edge and helps her see the things he misses - that and her CRAZY CRIMESOLVING WALLS (my favorite) - that helps her connect to victims she fights for, and she doesn't let Hardy's gruffness get to her, she's just like oh shut up, she's amazingly strong to be there for the best friend that hates her, and I just???? LOVE??? HER?????!!!!! Here's a convenient list of Miller's 10 best moments ahahha my laughter devolves into sobbing because I love her so much.

HERE HAVE A RANDOM PICSPAM I MADE b/c I love Hardy and Miller so muh-huh-huch



P A R T N E R S.
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Having seen Angels in America live (Boston, November 1995, first national tour) and on screen, this Thursday I split the difference and saw the currently-running London production on tape-delay live-stream in a movie theater. (Part one, that is; part two is this Thursday.) I don't love it but it's interesting to see the staging. Also Kushner has, per the intro to the combined ebook version I have but hadn't read until now, made unspecified changes to part two, so I will be reading that before Thursday so I won't be distracted while watching. (While I only skimmed part one, the only difference I saw between the text and this production was the dropping of the homeless woman's jokes.)

Here are some notes, cut for spoilers and lack of interest: )

There are various encore presentations going to be happening, if you missed this and are interested.

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 10:13 pm
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The local community theater guild is hosting a yard sale. I pay the guild $10, I get a space to sell my stuff.

Suddenly my "departing the living space for keeps" pile has grown by a dozen books and about three dozen DVD/Blu-ray cases.

Funny how that works. XD

(Whatever I don't sell will just go to the library book sale or the Goodwill as appropriate.)

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 10:09 pm
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Do scented soaps and lotions taste good to kittan?

Clearly I am approaching due for either figuring out how to clip Thea's claw tips or how to apply the red plastic thingies.

(ow.)

Prompt #574

Jul. 22nd, 2017 09:54 pm
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Hiya Tamers! This week's prompt is:



Abraxas





Definition here



Remember, all prompts are open to interpretation by the author. Make the prompt your own!

Comments and Questions welcome via the Contact the Mods page

Tamingmod
Xocoatl aka Asharia

Sigh.

Jul. 22nd, 2017 09:46 pm
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The phone company guy finally showed up at 7:30, and said he'd tested the outside connections and the problem was inside the house.

We paid last December for a guy to come check inside the house when the phone line was acting wonky, and all he could come up with was recommending that we replace the jack and the splitter and the rest of the connecting stuff. Which we got the material to do, and then the problem went away on its own before Himself got around to it, so the material stayed in the bag we brought it home from the store in for the last six months. Then we had this latest round of dead phone line and yo-yo internet, and Himself finally did all the replacing, but it did no good.

If this keeps up, I'm giving serious thought to going to fiber-optic for internet and cell phone service for the telephone, and the hell with a landline.
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This gown was created by Walter Plunkett for Little Women in 1949. Interestingly, this was the second time that Plunkett had designed gowns for a production of Little Women, the first time being in 1933, and starring Katharine Hepburn as Jo.

This costume, which was worn on June Allyson in Little Women and then recycled for Tall Target in 1951, where it was worn on Ruby Dee as Rachel, was purchased by Debbie Reynolds. It went up for auction in 2011.

Costume Credit: Java’s Journey

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still not ginger

Jul. 22nd, 2017 06:59 pm
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I honestly did not "have a horse in this race," when it came to the new doctor. That's what happens when you stop watching a show you love for *checks imdb*....six years. Given the show's declining ratings, I didn't expect the BBC to take this kind of risk with Doctor Who. I've never been so happy to be wrong. Yay, it's a girl! Now I need to watch Doctor Who properly again, (in other words not just skipping to the episodes with River and Missy.) Ironically, I didn't quit the show because I hate Moff. I'm actually in the minority who prefers Moffat to RTD.

Now to see if Chibnell can pull it off as showrunner. A quick glance at IMDB tells me that he loves the Ponds, which is a plus, but none of his Doctor Who episodes have been particularly spectacular.

I hope that Bill comes back as the new doctor's companion. I'm worried thirteen will have to travel with a really annoying white guy, aka a repeat of Will and Helen on Sanctuary.

This is a spoiler for Star Trek: Discovery )

Given that binge watching is not one of my strengths, it might take awhile to get caught up on Doctor Who. Also not sure where to start.

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Sony has optioned movie rights to Princeless, the adorable, empowering, and Eisner-nominated comic from Jeremy Whitley, Mia Goodwin, and Emily Martin about a young black princess who saves herself. The movie script will be written by Stefani Robinson, who’s previously written for both Atlanta and the FX/Marvel animated Deadpool series, so I’m not sure whether Sony’s currently thinking an animated film or a live-action one – but either way, I so hope that young girls get to see this movie soon! (via Deadline)

  • By nearly all reports, the first footage of Marvel and Netflix’s The Punisher was pretty dang violent.
  • Warner Brothers shared footage from Aquaman in which he’s ready to fight the army of his brother, Oceanmaster, with just himself and his trident.
  • Wynonna Earp has been renewed for a third season at Syfy.
  • Iron Fist will have a new showrunner for its second season, which is probably a good thing.
  • DC and Warner Brothers’ Flash movie is going to be titled Flashpoint, so…speculate as you will, readers! (via CBR)
  • This Justice League poster is drawing Alex Ross comparisons for a reason.

  • Warner Brothers confirmed that they want lots more money, so they’ll be doing the smart thing and giving Wonder Woman a sequel. (via Entertainment Weekly)

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Posted by Marykate Jasper

Warner Brothers debuted the new trailer for Ready Player One, the Spielberg-directed adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel, at San Diego Comic-Con. It’s action-packed and often beautiful, with epic car races and crashes, a Iron Giant battle, and pop culture IP ranging from Lord of the Rings to Akira to Back to the Future. I’m super excited to see Steven Spielberg direct another big, special-effects blockbuster whose plot seems perfect for his sensibilities, but…where were Art3mis and Aech?

(Okay, yeah, I assume Art3mis was the one on the bike, but…)

I know that they’re trying to set up the premise of the movie, and I know that Wade is our viewpoint character; I’m sure the marketers have at least thought through their strategy on this one. But I’d really hoped they wouldn’t paint the virtual reality in this movie as some sort of dude-centric fantasyscape. Like, this trailer spends a ton of time on a giant car race, and none of it on either the plot/quest, the female lead/romantic interest, or the protagonist’s best friend. That felt weird to me.

Plus, this loner-white-dude vision of the internet is a harmful stereotype, and one of my favorite things about Ready Player One was the way it made plenty of room to celebrate white dude nerds without needing to pretend that women and people of color aren’t also playing video games, collecting geek ephemera, and living digital lives. I had hoped, given the conversations about diversity in Hollywood, that the trailer might similarly play up that element of the plot. But no.

“I live here in Columbus, Ohio,” Wade tells the audience. “In 2045, it’s still ranked the fastest-growing city on Earth. But it sure doesn’t seem like it when you live in the stacks. They called our generation the ‘missing millions’ – ‘missing’ not because we went anywhere. There’s nowhere left to go: nowhere except The OASIS. It’s the only place that feels like I mean anything, a world where the limits of reality are your own imagination.”

If only the limits of our own world’s imagination didn’t stop at “women of color playing virtual reality games.” Because then I would have gotten to see Lena Waithe (yeah, that Lena Waithe – the hilarious woman who plays Denise on Master of None) playing first-person shooter games in this trailer.

Obviously, this is just a trailer. It doesn’t mean that the movie itself won’t feature these women prominently, and that footage undeniably does its job of making me interested in this movie. But it’s still frustrating that studios are so reluctant to see women characters as assets in their marketing, rather than secrets to hide for later. We want to see more women represented, especially women of color. Come on!

(Via The Verge; image via screengrab)

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