OTW Fannews: Unearthing Slash

Oct. 4th, 2015 10:06 am
otw_staff: Janita, OTW Communications Co-Chair (Janita OTW Communications Co-Chair)
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OTW Fannews banner by caitie~ with the text Unearthing Slash along with stylized images of the members of One Direction with slashes between them

Vice speculated on why adults read One Direction fanfic, and discussed the appeal of slash. "The appeal of One Direction homoeroticism also seems related to how physically comfortable and genuinely playful the boys are with each other... It seems related to the fact that they are boys who sing songs about feelings and look like they mean it. It seems, unfortunately, related to Louis's irreverent-shading-into-dickish personality, which fans... wish to understand and explain away. Perhaps most significantly, it seems related to taboo and tragedy: how impossible to fall in love with your best friend, while the whole world watches, and also how beautiful."

What do you know about slash and its history? What do you think the media knows? http://bit.ly/1Rp0hpG
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Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] polyminthe

Why this piece is awesome: I love the style and the character design. All three of them look so much like themselves. I love their expressions, I can imagine a story behind this picture.

Link: Night at the Library.

Sunday 4 October 2015

Oct. 4th, 2015 02:32 pm
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Hey, EED community!

Here is your daily exercise check-in post! Hope everyone is having a great day!

✓ 2015-10-04

Oct. 4th, 2015 07:38 am
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today )

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Sunnydale Herald October 3rd

Oct. 4th, 2015 09:44 am
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BUFFY: What the hell are you doing?
SPIKE: I thought they were demons.
BUFFY: Way to go with the keen observiness, Jessica Fletcher.
SPIKE: (glares) Remind me not to help you.
BUFFY: *More* often?
SPIKE: Hey. Little sympathy for the man with the migraine here, can we?
BUFFY: Well, that's what you get for attacking a human.
SPIKE: Yeah. (annoyed) You'd think if the government was gonna put a chip in my head, they'd at least make it so I could attack criminals and that sort.
BUFFY: Yes, because muggers deserve to be eaten.


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post-tags: instagram, crosspost "How old are you?" "I'm 40." "… you mean you're TEN TIMES OLDER than me!!!" Happy birthday, D.

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Oct. 3rd, 2015 07:28 pm
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42 | dragon ball super
24 | shuriken sentai ninninger

66 icons @ [community profile] insomniatic.
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Here are the links to the pdfs:



Comment away, as you get there!

LEGO Dimensions first impressions

Oct. 3rd, 2015 01:32 pm
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(And I do mean FIRST.)

The game box contained a smaller box that looked like a typical LEGO construction set, so we opened that and built it first. Then we loaded the game disc into the console, which took another half an hour to download necessary system updates. Don't make the same mistake we did - let the updates download while you build the portal.

The construction set comes with three bags of pieces. Bag 1 is the minifigures, Bag 2 is the portal, and Bag 3 is the vehicle. But the paper instructions only cover the first two. The third set of instructions is inside the game itself.

So we built the portal, then waited for the updates to install, then watched the introduction and about ten minutes of cutscenes introducing the three main characters. Once we finally got to an area where action was required, it was very dark and hard to figure out what to do. Eventually all three characters completed their simple tasks, and the game prompted us to build the portal... which we had already done. But it's nice to know the instructions for the portal are also in the game, in case the pamphlet gets lost.

Then we got the in-game instructions for the first vehicle model. Once we finally built that... it was time to quit, because we had places to go.

As first impressions go, I am underwhelmed, but on the bright side, all the quirky character humor is intact, and I'm interested to see what possibilities are opened up by the new components of the game. With three of us playing together, we were all kept busy: I controlled the game pad, Will took charge of building things, and Connor was responsible for positioning items around the portal - which has color-changing LEDs and looks really nifty.
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Every few months, I run through [site community profile] changelog compiling a list of who has been contributing patches to our code repository, with the understanding that this is not a competition, or any sort of "high score" list. It's intended as a guide for casual developers, to discern not only our most prolific contributors, but also those who have contributed to the project most recently and therefore would be more likely to provide a timely, informed response to development questions. That is why the list is sorted by "Latest" instead of "Changes".

In general, one commit on Github equals one point in the "Changes" column, but fractional points are awarded for collaborative efforts — the most common example being a new S2 theme, where usually half credit is awarded to the theme author and the other half to the person who converts the theme into a code patch. Due to the nature of development, some changes are massive contributions of new code, and others are tiny tweaks; there is no correlation with the amount of effort involved. We are grateful to everyone who helps to improve Dreamwidth, in ways large or small.

I last compiled this list at the beginning of June. Since that time, we have welcomed three new contributors: [profile] dteklavya, [personal profile] pseudomonas, and [personal profile] sgsabbage. Congratulations and thank you again! Also, we have hit a milestone: 150 unique contributors to the Dreamwidth code base!

  #  User                      Changes     Latest
  1. kareila                     910.5     Wed Sep 09 17:31:01 2015 UTC
  2. mark                        544.5     Sun Aug 30 03:12:20 2015 UTC
  3. kaberett                       25     Fri Aug 28 11:35:52 2015 UTC
  4. sgsabbage                       7     Wed Aug 12 21:37:43 2015 UTC
  5. me_and                         22     Mon Aug 10 09:29:04 2015 UTC
  6. pseudomonas                     3     Sat Aug 08 09:45:06 2015 UTC
  7. angelikitten                    1     Wed Aug 05 19:50:20 2015 UTC
  8. exor674                     349.5     Tue Aug 04 21:03:54 2015 UTC
  9. hotlevel4                      47     Sat Aug 01 01:10:02 2015 UTC
 10. fu                         2167.5     Tue Jul 14 23:44:50 2015 UTC

 11. dteklavya                       2     Tue Jul 14 06:52:15 2015 UTC
 12. momijizukamori             222.66     Thu Jun 25 23:01:08 2015 UTC
 13. forests_of_fire                 2     Thu Jun 25 21:13:22 2015 UTC
 14. timeasmymeasure             14.58     Thu Jun 25 06:38:48 2015 UTC
 15. forthwritten                  1.5     Thu Jun 25 03:50:50 2015 UTC
 16. woggy                          16     Wed Jun 24 23:55:23 2015 UTC
 17. pauamma                       125     Thu Mar 26 00:59:01 2015 UTC
 18. purplecat                    17.5     Wed Feb 04 05:09:44 2015 UTC
 19. azurelunatic                    3     Mon Dec 08 18:51:00 2014 UTC
 20. baggyeyes                     2.5     Thu Nov 13 18:02:17 2014 UTC
The rest of the list... (150 total) )
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Last night, despite the ridiculous amount of rain we were having (farewell, small orange and pink umbrella! you provided valiant service until the wind tore you apart), [personal profile] innie_darling and I went to see The Martian.

I definitely recommend it. I think even if you didn't enjoy the book much, the movie ameliorates the problems (Watney's bro-ish-ness, the clunky writing), plus it's tighter and the visuals are gorgeous and the acting is good and the soundtrack made me very happy. Plus, I would watch Chiwetel Ejiofor read the phone book, istg. Which kind of makes me less angry about them replacing an Indian guy with a black guy in casting Kapoor, but there was NO REASON for Mindy Park not to be Korean(-American). NO REASON. And if they were going to take that away, then surely they should have cast a woman of color as the PR lady, since I didn't think Kristen Wiig brought much to the role that another actress couldn't have (except for that one scene, I guess).

It really is like all the mission control parts of Apollo 13, so if you like watching people be very good at their jobs, despite overwhelming odds and the uncaring nature of the universe, you should enjoy this movie.

spoilers )

Anyway, I enjoyed it a lot though I was afraid I was never going to be dry again, so when I got home, I hopped into a hot shower and then went straight to bed.

Also, if you are ever in need of a meal before seeing a movie at Kips Bay, I totally recommend Rocky's II - their grandma's pizza is excellent.

We also got a ton of trailers before the movie - more than I think is usual - and they all sort of blur together except for Hiddleston in Crimson Tide Crimson Peak, which I have no intention of watching and also it tells you the whole movie in the trailer; Joy, that JLaw+Bradley Cooper movie about a lady who invented something which is escaping me atm, which actually told you nothing about the story; and Concussion, with Will Smith taking on the NFL in a ripped from the headlines/based on a true story way (the only one of the bunch I might actually consider seeing). There was also something about the banking crisis starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, and Ryan Reynolds, which looked pretty dire, and also the Point Break remake. Which. WHY? WHY REMAKE POINT BREAK? The stunts all look super pretty, but the WHOLE POINT of that movie was KEANU REEVES and PATRICK SWAYZE SMOLDERING AT EACH OTHER. The new movie has two unrecognizable guys as Johnny Utah and Bodhi, and WHY? WHY DO THAT?



Oct. 3rd, 2015 11:42 am
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It's October! Time of scarves and rain and chillier weather, as well as trees catching to brilliant colors. Also time of wacky looking squashes ("it's decorative gourd season") and mulled apple cider, and soup.

poll behind the cut: What kinds of soup do you like? )

Now is the start of soup season, as I count it, and I'm curious to try making some new things this year. Any types or recipes in particular that you'd recommend?

ATLA and Korra Rewatch

Oct. 3rd, 2015 11:09 am
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I just found out about an ATLA and Korra rewatch happening on Reddit:  https://www.reddit.com/r/TheLastAirbender/wiki/rewatch

They've already finished AtLA, but the comment posts are still open and sometimes still have new comments.  Currently they're re-reading The Rift, and then will start Korra. 

The new AtLA comic Smoke and Shadow will be read as it comes out, in between Korra episodes.

How Are You? (in Haiku)

Oct. 3rd, 2015 11:13 am
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Pick a thing or two that sums up how you're doing today, this week, in general, and tell me about it in the 5-7-5 syllables of a haiku. I will leave anonymous comments screened unless otherwise asked; feel free to use this to leave private comments if that's what you're most comfortable with.


Signal-boosting much appreciated!

✓ 2015-10-03

Oct. 3rd, 2015 07:17 am
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Thursday night: poodle. He's malfunctioning slightly (being 10 by now) and is now on 4x daily pills.
In the middle of the night I woke up with sensory hell due to my hands itching, enough so that I went home to get a pair of gloves to deal with it.

Work was somewhat surreal. lb got the new IRC server set up under his desk, and a few of us poked around on it and made sure it was stable before inviting everyone over. He sent messages in all the channels about what was up, and prepared to do the swap after lunch.

Since I'd been in early, I opted for earlier lunch, and with lb's table. I advised Purple of my plans, and he thought that sounded like a good idea, and decided to join as well.

Mr. Wizard Beard had been at lunch also; afterwards, he offered to show Purple some hardware in his server room, and asked if I'd like to come see as well.

This was my first time inside a full-blown server room. I'd peeked into a room in which there were a few racks which housed some of archive.org before, but that was a room with a couple racks. This is a room with rows and aisles and at least three ginormous cabinet air conditioning units. Mr. Wizard Beard explained some of the provenance of the servers: this one is from that vendor, the other one is from the other one, and they wanted to do X but then plans changed, and now they're doing Y, and we had to do something else with X hardware...

The door has a sign on the outside: NO FOOD. NO LIQUIDS. Read more... )


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