Jane Foster & Sif by marty-mc (SFW)

Jul. 23rd, 2014 11:30 am
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Fandom: Thor
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Jane Foster, Sif
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: traditional art
Artist on DW/LJ: -
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] marty-mc
Why this piece is awesome: Such a delightful Jane&Sif fanart! Or, as described by the artist's tags: "I imagined Jane as a Disney princess", "she's so tiny and cute", "and Sif is her knight", "who tries to protect her", "from Thor too". ♥ ♥ ♥
Link: Jane Foster & Sif by marty-mc

Slade Wilson by anawind [SFW]

Jul. 23rd, 2014 04:35 am
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Fandom: Arrow
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Slade Wilson
Content Notes/Warnings: non-sexual shirtlessness
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] anawind
Why this piece is awesome: Rounding out the Team Island theme with Deathstroke. Intriguing composition and colouring skills that capture the power and menace that Manu Bennett brings to the role.

Link: Slade Wilson


Jul. 23rd, 2014 05:42 pm
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Survived the week away, got home fine apart from one ten minute complete stop delay halfway over the mountains. The EDS conference was excellent, all family and friend interactions were pleasant and drama free, and I ran into an old high school friend I hadn't seen in probably 13 years and reconnected with her, so that was amazing and random and really really lovely. The only thing we really didn't do was see Justin and Aiden, because the day they were at Mum's was right in the middle of the conference.

We made Jackie a birthday cake and it was AMAZING. Really, really successful, despite wrestling with Mum's new oven. The Muddiest Chocolate Vodka Mud Cake (Gluten Free) by Tanya Zouev. We made it with three blocks of Green & Black's Organic Milk Chocolate and nearly a whole cup of Stiffy's Jaffa Cake Vodka (which we got as a gift from Catherine years ago but not really gotten around to drinking much of). So much deliciousness. We bought double cream and Blue Ribbon triple tub (vanilla icecream/strawberry icecream/raspberry sorbet flavours) to put on the side. Awesome.

Since getting home, I haven't just sat on the couch, because I sort of had a plan before we even pulled up outside our house. Because Mum's fridge froze our vegetables including zucchini and carrots absolutely solid (seriously, there were ice crystals inside the carrots) I have put on a pot of everything soup to use the veg that got damaged that will hopefully mean we don't have to do meals for the next couple of days. I lit the fire, got wood up too keep it going, got herbs from the garden to put in the soup later, and put everything from the cooler bags away in the fridge and freezer. Now I plan on just poking the soup some more, knitting a little, and reading fanfic because I haven't done much of that over the last few days.

I downloaded everything in Sydney. Literally, almost. We have weeks or even months worth of new stuff to watch, and I finally have the handful of episodes I was missing from a few things we had already watched most of, like Ultimate Spiderman and Avengers Assemble.

We went to JB Hifi and I got all of Inspector Morse in four box sets for $51 in Newcastle. Knowing Mum would want the same deal, I went to the Penrith store, and they had the sets, they were just more expensive. I price queried, and the ticketing was right, but the woman said if I had the docket she'd price match, So I went back to Mum's, got my bag from Newcastle, and sure enough, she price matched, and it saved Mum $24. So now, I've just got to get Lewis 2-7, and then I'll have everything that's been released (pending Endeavour S2 and Lewis S8, naturally). This makes me incredibly happy. Now, if only I could find Poirot and Marple for an affordable price. ($36-$40 for a four episode season is not affordable, when there are thirteen seasons of Poirot and five of Marple. That's over $700.)

I finished the jumper for Nykki, I just might do a few more inches on the neck. I finished a pair of Marywarmers mitts for myself in Lincraft Lullaby, and I've started a pair of Jeck socks in the same yarn because all of our socks within a very short space of time developed holes. Emma has a lot of darning to do. Plans for the next couple of months involve mainly a couple of shawls, stuff to sell at the October market, and socks, because I am too in love with handknit socks to ever go back to shop-bought.

We'd like to collapse in a little heap and not do anything for a week, but we're going back to Sydney on Saturday for Luie's birthday on Sunday. We missed it last year, and I know it'll mean a lot to Mandi if we go, so we're going to do our damnedest. It'd be a down one day, back the next kinda deal, which can be rough, but if we need to, we can stay an extra day without it breaking the bank, hopefully.

Ghost of You by MoishPain [SFW]

Jul. 23rd, 2014 04:21 am
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[personal profile] dirty_diana posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Arrow
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Shado
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] MoishPain
Why this piece is awesome: Lovely mood and lovely dimension.

Link: Ghost of You
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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 four volunteer reccers who signed up for August with these fandoms:

* Elementary ([personal profile] dirty_diana)
* Pacific Rim ([personal profile] mific)
* Supernatural ([personal profile] omens)
* Yoroiden Samurai Troopers ([personal profile] turlough)

So we already have a few recs too look forward to in August, but it would of course be awesome if we had more recs. 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 only ONE reccer has volunteered for September, 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 August, September 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 July. If you are looking for something to inspire you, the prompt for this week is "Nightmares", 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.)

Want to help with fandom research?

Jul. 21st, 2014 09:58 pm
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[personal profile] krait
I just discovered [personal profile] fandomthennow/Fandom Then/Now, the dissertation project of Katherine Morrissey, who is comparing her Master's thesis research data from 2008 - shortly before the release of the Archive of Our Own - with new data, post-LJ and AO3.

If you would like to comment, visit the Fandom Then/Now site and check it out! If you'd like to help spread word of the project, you can link to the Dreamwidth account, LiveJournal account, Twitter link, and/or Tumblr account!

Important details, including how to have your identity screened or submit comments via an alterate method, can be found at the Identity Protection page.
turlough: Mikey and Gerard Way onstage, World Contamination Tour in the UK February 2011 ((mcr) ways)
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Fandom: Bandom
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Mikey Way
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: coloured pencil
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] rachaelbriner / Rachael Briner

Why this piece is awesome: I love the lighting and colour in this work. It gives it an almost otherwordly look. Something his expression of almost preternatural calm enhances.

Link: A Very Blue Mikey
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[personal profile] krait

This week I keep running into people on Tumblr ~*~lamenting~*~ how Tumblr is so hard to have fannish conversations on, how the old LJ/webring/whatever days were so much more interconnected, how much harder it is to find stuff or keep stuff on Tumblr, how it's harder to control who sees what and thus some stuff has to go unsaid, how deeply they wish they could tell people "I liked that" or "I feel that way, too" and talk to people like they used to...

and they're posting this on Tumblr.


Ahem. Sorry 'bout that. But it really does drive me up the wall; I want to shout at them, "The power is within your grasp!" Crying about it on the very platform guaranteed not to open a meaningful dialogue about it suggests to me that you don't actually want those things, you just... I dunno, actually. Want to feel sad for a while, and any cause will do? Want to brag about how Experienced In Fandom you are? Are having a bout of I'm old and nobody understands and couldn't resist whining?

Why would you complain (in some posters' cases, deeply and comprehensively) about how hard it is to do fandom now that it's (partly) on Tumblr, and then proceed to ignore any of the ways you could fight the shift/help the parts that aren't there?

Nobody says you have to pick Just One Place to be fannish in! Crossposting is a thing that can happen. For that matter, use one as a simple alert system for the other -- remember how we used to do fake LJ-cuts for outside links? Yeah. Post somewhere that allows for discussion, and then make some fake Read-Mores on your Tumblr that link to your LJ, or whatever you use! If your Tumblr posts are generally short, do a "daily roundup", ML digest style, to consolidate them in one DW post.

There are tonnes of ways to be interactive, not just whatever it was you used Back When Everything Was Great. But if all you do is use the "most popular" option, then you should stop complaining about it -- you're part of why The Ways We Used Before aren't as active, and it makes you look disingenuous at best.

NB: Yes, I really am done complaining now. I really appreciate all of the people who don't do this sort of thing, y'know -- thank you, all of you who continue to use other platforms for fannishness because you prefer that communication style! People who know what they want and refuse to follow the crowd when it makes them unhappy are people I'm happy to read and squee with. ♥

NB2: The fake-readmores thing is something I've been vaguely considering doing with my own DW for a while now, actually! Anybody with more familiarity with Tumblr want to chime in with whether this seems feasible? (I know I post infrequently; would I be seen at all, or would I be swept away in the jetstream too quickly?)
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Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Gen; Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley
Content Notes/Warnings: G, SFW
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] hatepotion's art - tag

Why this piece is awesome: I like the sketchy-ness of the art. I love the expression on their faces, and Luna's joy and Ginny's support. It's a really lovely friendship piece.

Link: Untitled Ginny & Luna.

Godzilla by JoshCorpuz85 (SFW)

Jul. 20th, 2014 10:27 pm
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Fandom: Godzilla
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject:  Godzilla and paratroopers
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting? (it says drawing)
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: on DA
Why this piece is awesome: I confess that I haven't seen the  movie Godzilla yet, so I have no idea about the plot - I just like monsters. What are the paratroopers doing? This has to be the most suicidal mission ever! Intriguing. Art-wise, I love the lighting effects from the red flares and the burning city below. Interesting angle too - you don't often see Godzilla from far above. Enlarge for the full awesomeness - in this one he's as big as a mountain. Literally.
Link: art is here

Stuff again

Jul. 20th, 2014 09:26 am
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This week is one of those weeks where even though it technically wasn't that bad looking at what I did etc. It really felt exhausting and I didn't accomplish what I wanted to. The constant additional low levels of pain from falling and wrenching my shoulder on Tuesday, onwards really didn't help either.

Cooking - not a good week for cooking since I had late shift, although on review, not that terrible either.
Read more... )

This week I'm hoping to make:

- vegetarian "pulled pork" burgers -
http://chowvegan.com/2008/05/28/bbq-pulled-jackfruit-sandwich/ (this is the simplest version of the recipe I've found although I'll probably end up modding a bunch of different ones into what looks like a whole. )

I've been wanting to cook jackfruit for a while since it's a family staple. (Although my family only uses it in curries of which I have little motivation to make. I do actually like curry, just not sure if I can cook it properly, & it's not worth while to experiment by myself, my flatmate hates spicy food and the hubby and I have ongoing food wars, hence these blog posts because... spite going into positive things and reassertion of control - I DO WHAT I WANT. ^_^)

- Another stir fry, so I'll buy some bok choi and probably sirloin beef today to go for it. (I'm eying off the bamboo shoots in the cubboard to cook with it.) *shrugs* I like to eat and cook stir fries, and there's plenty you can vary in putting in the stir fry.

- some honey ginger iced tea because my coughs been getting bad again.

I haven't yet read all the works since my brain powers been a bit scattered but Rare Pair - Hikaru no Go is live!

& I'm happy with the one I got - I think it's sweet. :)

Liquid Courage (1463 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hikaru no Go
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Shindou Hikaru/Waya Yoshitaka
Characters: Waya Yoshitaka, Shindou Hikaru
Additional Tags: Drunken Confessions

Yoshitaka didn't know why Shindou had dragged him to a party where he didn't know anybody only to ditch him.

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