liadtbunny: (Dragons)
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FANDOM: Protector of the Small – Tamora Pierce
FIC LINK: Legacy
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] NightsMistress
RATING/WARNING(S): General audiences.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 6273 | Complete.
MAIN CHARACTERS: Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau, Nealan of Queenscove, Jonathon of Conte.

FIC SUMMARY: Alanna and Neal investigate rumors of bandits. Along the way, Alanna is confronted with the consequences of the decision Jonathan made at the commencement of his reign and has to square the need to punish the families of conspirators from a coup twenty years old against her sense of honor.

RECCER'S NOTES: Reassuringly Pierce-like and the characters are sympathetically handled. A deceptively easy read with neat banter between Neal and Alanna. Made me want to read the books all over again.
[personal profile] mythicmistress posting in [community profile] gensplosion

FANDOM: Artemis Fowl
FIC LINK: A Mock Turtle's Story
AUTHOR LINK: [fangathering.com profile] mockturtle
RATING/WARNING(S): G/no warnings
WIP?/WORD COUNT: ?/1829 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Briar Cudgeon, Julius Root

FIC SUMMARY: Or, the five times Briar Cudgeon Didn't Get What He Wanted

RECCER'S NOTES: This is one of my favorite "5 times/things" fics. I like the fact that it focuses on a little-used character and how it incorporates a quote from Alice in Wonderland. Word of warning, I don't know how long the fansite it's hosted on will be active, with Artemis Fowl being over and all...

melkor by digital-fantasy (SFW)

Jul. 23rd, 2016 10:07 pm
turlough: head of Maleficient as a firebreathing dragon, Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty' ((disney) dragons are awesome)
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Melkor descending into Arda
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] digital-fantasy

Why this piece is awesome: This is a fantastic and truely scary portrayal of Melkor.

Link: melkor
otw_staff: 'Comms' and 'Claudia' written beneath the OTW Logo (Claudia)
[personal profile] otw_staff posting in [community profile] otw_news


"We sold our souls to The Powers That Be to get the book written, and only found our way back to telling the real story when they balked at just what that real story was. We were kicked off filming locations long before we were invited back for set visits and chats with Jensen and Jared in their trailers. There’s a lot in Fangasm that’s so personal that it’s hard to read even now"

July's guest post is with Fangasm's Lynn Zubernis & Katherine Larsen. They discuss the surprises & difficulties of their academic projects, what they learned about fandom through Supernatural, and what's next on their agendas: http://goo.gl/aV95mm
liadtbunny: (Blake seat driver)
[personal profile] liadtbunny posting in [community profile] gensplosion
FANDOM: Doctor Who, Blake's 7
FIC LINK: Two People Talking... Orac and K9
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] sallymn
RATING/WARNING(S): General audiences
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 470 | Complete
MAIN CHARACTERS: Orac, K9

FIC SUMMARY: As K9 carries Orac they share a dialogue.

RECCER'S NOTES: Short, but full of humour. The fic is driven forward by the perfectly in character comedy. Orac may be the cleverest computer, yet doesn't dominate K9:)
ratcreature: RatCreature begs: Please? (please?)
[personal profile] ratcreature posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
It's time for our regular reccer recruiting post, and to look ahead to the next month. So far we have two volunteer reccers who signed up for August with these fandoms:

* Harry Potter ([personal profile] thady)
* Undertale ([profile] jogn_egbert)

So while we already have some recs to look forward to in August, 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 NO reccers have 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 "space exploration", 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.)

Home by Sal (saldemonium) (SFW)

Jul. 23rd, 2016 09:12 pm
mific: (team AR1)
[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: John Sheppard, Elizabeth Weir, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: [personal profile] saldemonium
Artist Website/Gallery: saldemonium on DA
Why this piece is awesome: This one's from the SGA Big Bang 2009, and it illustrates [personal profile] general_jinjur's great post-Tabula Rasa story "The Magical Number Seven (Plus or Minus Two)". I love the clever combination of silhouettes with the swirling patterns and the way sal used very fitting song lyrics curling across the image. Really excellent design overall. You need to click through twice to see the detail properly. 
Link: Home

I need a vacation

Jul. 22nd, 2016 04:35 pm
owlmoose: (california - freeway)
[personal profile] owlmoose
A vacation that's just for fun, sightseeing, and relaxation, not tied to an event (such as a con, wedding, or reunion) or someone else's travel plans or visiting family or a staycation. A vacation with a completely open itinerary. I'm trying to remember the last time I did that, and I literally can't. Going back through my travel tag, I think it was when T and I went to New York in 2011. Five years. Wow.

I don't know when, or to where, or with whom. I can't really think about it until after WorldCon, anyway, but I want to put the thought out there, for myself as much as anything.

OTW & Fair Use at San Diego Comic Con

Jul. 20th, 2016 01:01 pm
otw_staff: 'Comms' and 'Claudia' written beneath the OTW Logo (Claudia)
[personal profile] otw_staff posting in [community profile] otw_news
Banner by Diane with the outlines of a man and woman speaking with word bubbles, one of which has the OTW logo and the other which says 'OTW Announcement'

OTW's Betsy Rosenblatt will be at San Diego Comic Con this Saturday discussing fanworks and fair use, so stop in to see her. Plus for everyone not going, check out this great infographic about how fair use impacts fan cons! http://goo.gl/q6vycP

Glaurung by ralphdamiani (SFW)

Jul. 20th, 2016 06:55 pm
turlough: head of Maleficient as a firebreathing dragon, Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty' ((disney) dragons are awesome)
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Glaurung and other of Morgoth's creatures attacking a fortress
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] ralphdamiani

Why this piece is awesome: I love the use of light and shadow in this work. And the composition with its off-centre focus adds to the dramatic feel.

Link: Glaurung
liadtbunny: (Adam Adamant gang)
[personal profile] liadtbunny posting in [community profile] gensplosion
FANDOM: Adam Adamant Lives!
FIC LINK: Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] JohnAmendAll
RATING/WARNING(S): General audiences.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 574 | Complete.
MAIN CHARACTERS: Georgina Jones, William E. Simms.
FIC SUMMARY: Georgie goes undercover at a village fête.

RECCER'S NOTES: Poor Georgie, Simms can be terrible at times, but that's OK because they're friends really. Possibly not on this day, though;p A fun fic with an snarky edge and boasts an excellent limerick too.
(Limericks are hard).

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