AO3 Committees Need Volunteers!

Oct. 26th, 2016 10:56 am
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Banner by Erin of a close-up of Rosie the Riveter's arm with an OTW logo on it and the words 'OTW Recruitment'

The OTW is Recruiting for AO3 Coders, Documentation Staffers, and Tag Wranglers! Apply or signal boost today:

Children by aquiles-soir (SFW)

Oct. 27th, 2016 12:29 am
mific: (stranger things)
[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Stranger Things
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: The kids - Dustin, Mike, Lucas and Eleven
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: aquiles-soir on DA and on tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: Excellent detail (enlarge it to see), great likenesses, and really brilliant coloring and lighting. An amazing ensemble piece of the kids. 
Link: Children

TBR Meme

Oct. 25th, 2016 04:05 pm
owlmoose: stack of books (book - pile)
[personal profile] owlmoose
I was tagged for this meme by [personal profile] renay over on [community profile] ladybusiness.

1. What book have you been unable to finish? - No god but God by Reza Aslan. I started this book a couple of years back, and as often happens for me with non-fiction, I stalled out about halfway through, most likely because I got a new fiction book that I wanted to read more. I've picked it up a couple of times since, but once I lose my momentum on non-fiction reading, it's difficult to get it back.

More questions and answers under the cut! )

10. Who do you tag? - As always, entirely optional, but this time I'll poke [personal profile] seimaisin, [personal profile] lassarina, and [personal profile] umadoshi.

This Week in Fandom, Volume 28

Oct. 25th, 2016 10:00 am
otw_staff: 'Comms' and 'Kiri' written beneath the OTW logo (Kiri)
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This Week in Fandom banner by doughtier with image of Earth

Fanfic writers can be any age, nationality, or ethnicity, and they can come from any country in the world—This Week in Fandom
ratcreature: RatCreature begs: Please? (please?)
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It's time for our regular reccer recruiting post, and to look ahead to the next month. So far we have NO volunteer reccers who signed up for November.


It would of course be awesome if we had recs this November. There is still plenty of opportunity for you to jump in and volunteer to rec next month (or to convince your friends to do some reccing). And many cheers for all of our members who volunteer to rec, especially if you rec regularly. Your valiant repeat efforts keep the comm alive.

Looking even further ahead so far NO reccers have volunteered for December either, so that month definitely still needs some love (and recs! *g*) too. So please consider reccing in a fandom of your choice, whether small or huge, and comment on the sign-up post and volunteer for November, December or even further ahead if you are so well organized, that you know your fannish interests and time commitments in advance. It's only four recs as a minimum, and you can rec any genre or rating. Or promote us to your friends or in your favorite communities so others do the work.

Open Rec Posting

The monthly open reccing period for all members starts now and lasts until the end of October. If you are looking for something to inspire you, the prompt for this week is "Party", but that's totally optional for the recs. However they do still have to conform to the usual rec format and follow the rules for what is allowed to be recced here.

(Comments here are disabled, because I want to bundle volunteering in the sign-up post so that nothing gets lost, and you can see the list of claimed slots there too.)

two hobbits... by faQy (SFW)

Oct. 25th, 2016 06:45 pm
turlough: cartoon!Gerard Way squeeing ((mcr art) squeee!)
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Merry & Pippin in Isengard
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: watercolours
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [ profile] faqy / [ profile] chechula

Why this piece is awesome: I love this watercolour sketch of the hobbits picknicking in the ruins of Isengard. This artist makes such charming and delightful work.

Link: two hobbits...

Hartwin Guest by kingbirdkathy (SFW)

Oct. 25th, 2016 06:03 pm
dancing_serpent: (Kingsman - Harry/Eggsy)
[personal profile] dancing_serpent posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Kingsman: The Secret Service
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Harry "Galahad" Hart/Gary "Eggsy" Unwin
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist Website/Gallery: [ profile] kingbirdkathy

Why this piece is awesome: I'm not sure what's going on in this picture. It kinda looks like Harry and Eggsy were cuddling while reading books, and Eggsy fell asleep in Harry's arms. Anyway, it's adorable.

Link: Hartwin Guest by kingbirdkathy
ceares: (dream in color 2)
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Fandom: American Horror Story, American Horror Story-Asylm
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Sister Mary Eunice
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA
Why this piece is awesome: I love the inkwork here -- it manages to feel both loose and sketcy and completely finished at the same time, and I really like the way the artist integrates the toned paper into the lettering. It's a nice touch combining the bleeding/white nun of the ads with this character.
Link: AHS-Asylum

Song of Gondor by Norloth (SFW)

Oct. 22nd, 2016 08:07 pm
turlough: detail from map of Middle Earth ((tolkien) the realm of gondor)
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: montage illustrating Aragorn's song to Gondor
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [ profile] norloth / Norloth Art

Why this piece is awesome: The poetry is such an integral part of the book I'm a little suprised there seem to be so little fanart inspired by it. I love the way this particular work combines the text of the poem with the illustration of it. It reminds me a little of mediaeval illuminated manuscripts but also of leaded glass windows. Such lovely lines and colours.

Link: Song of Gondor

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