Mid-week Antiprocrastination!

May. 24th, 2016 07:15 pm
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[personal profile] peaceful_sands posting in [community profile] bitesizedcleaning
Sorry for the lateness of today's post - feel free to read it tomorrow *grin*

So, it's time for us all to stop procrastinating and get stuff done! What will it be? Is there something looming over your shoulder that really does need tackling? (Yes would be the answer in my case!) How much time have you got? (Not much) Have you got any energy at all? (Very little)

Bearing all those factors in mind, choose one thing that is within your scope for the day and let us cheer you along while you do. For those tackling more than one, we'll cheer you too, fear not! We are here for you!

Go team go!

awake as a rumor of war

May. 24th, 2016 01:10 pm
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Have a grab bag of thoughts and things:

» This morning I had that dream where you get up and get dressed and go to work but then you wake up and realize that you have done none of that and instead you snoozed it an extra ten minutes and are now running late. Sigh.

» Work continues to be stupidly busy. And irritating. People, why are they?

» I hope to eventually have enough brain to write again, but I've still got a few weeks to go until this event so probably not until mid-June. Sigh.

» Last night was another good sports night for me! Mets beat the Nats 7-1 (and hopefully they will come up with a solution at first base while Duda is out) and the Sharks beat the Blues. I'd never seen anyone score two empty netters before, but it was pleasing to me! Now tonight, I need the Lightning to close out the Pens. I still don't like the Lightning (or, I really don't like their coach), and I still wish Hagelin was on a different team so I could root for him (also, Kessel), and if the Sharks win out, I will be rooting for them all the way, but I would also be pleased for Stralman and Boyle and even Callahan (about whom I have mixed feelings) if they got to the finals and won.

» I enjoyed this discussion of The Raven Cycle (contains spoilers for The Raven King).

» I was thinking this morning about how every fandom has a Casablanca AU, but Star Wars already is kind of a Casablanca AU: Han is Rick (Chewie is Sam), Luke is Ilsa, Leia is Victor Laszlo, Lando is Louis (you know you want to see Billy Dee Williams be "shocked! shocked! to find that gambling is going on here!"), and the Empire is the Nazis. I don't actually ship Han/Luke, so I have no real interest in reading it as fic, but it's a nice thought experiment.

» Have a poem:

Awaking in New York
by Maya Angelou

Curtains forcing their will
against the wind,
children sleep,
exchanging dreams with
seraphim. The city
drags itself awake on
subway straps; and
I, an alarm, awake as a
rumor of war,
lie stretching into dawn,
unasked and unheeded.

***

CON.TXT call for vids!

May. 24th, 2016 11:42 am
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[personal profile] synecdochic posting in [community profile] vidding
CON.TXT, being held July 29-31, 2016 in Arlington, VA, is looking for vids! In past years the CON.TXT vid show has been slash-only, but this year we're open to all vids. The show theme for 2016 is fannish diversity and celebration. Sell us on your OTP, make us fall in love with your fandom, show us why your fave is the best, or give us a vid that takes an older beloved fandom and makes us all remember our love for it. Comedy and drama are both welcome!

We're accepting vids in three tracks: Premieres (vids that have never been screened at another con and have not yet appeared online), New (vids that have been released since last CON.TXT, 15 June 2014), and Favorites (vids that were released before 15 June 2014). The vid show will be assembled for flow, balance (of fandoms, pairings, musical artists, etcetera), and time. Priority will be given to premiering vids.

To give us time to curate and assemble the final show, the deadline for vid submissions/suggestions is June 11, 2016. All submissions for the New and Favorites tracks must be received by that date. If you're submitting a Premiere and you need more time to finish it, we still need your submission entered into the form by that date. Please upload a preliminary draft (so we can get a sense of the vid's subject, feel, music, etc.) and mark it [draft] in the title. We'll contact you for the final version, which must be received absolutely no later than July 1.

Vids can be submitted through our submission form. Even if you aren't submitting a vid of your own, we'd love it if you suggested some of your favorites, yours or others'.

If you have any questions, you can email the vid committee or ask here!
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[personal profile] wneleh posting in [community profile] as_others_see_us
In 'Instagram Changed Its Logo and Everything Is Going to Be OK' for Los Angeles Magazine, Josh Scherer wrote Adweek called Instagram’s logo change “a travesty” and “the worst design fail of the year,” which is a huge statement considering Uber changed its logo to look like a Matrix fan fic app two months ago.

From Boston Globe’s Isaac Feldberg: Though there’s no shortage of teenagers keen on the pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, few fans have channeled their enthusiasm into action as effectively as Peabody resident Ashley Royer, 17, who last month published “Remember to Forget” through HarperCollins. The book, which follows the life of a depressed teenage boy following his girlfriend’s death, started out as band-centric fan fiction. This is kind of the opposite of rubbing off the serial number - she stenciled one on, for market share, as, despite this quote, if you believe Ashley this was never actually fanfic. I think there's a pretty big story here... it's one thing to develop your fanfic chops in lieu of non-fanficy ones because you want an audience (this describes me); or to use a character to work out your own issues; it's another thing to co-opt an audience. <- I need a better word than 'co-opt', because she was very young when she started (and is still very, very young).

High School Musical, trigger warnings, Brontës, Bernie Sanders, Star Wars, Divergent, Monkey King, British politics, Game of Thrones, Star Trek, Harry Potter, The Testament of Mary, Ophelia, Nicholas Chim, Assassin's Creed )

In a Jewish Chronicle review of Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson’s Gena/Finn, Angela Kiverstein wrote Gena and Finn are (female) fans of the TV programme Up Below - Gena posts fanfic and Finn illustrates (sadly we do not see her drawings - graphic sections would have added to the bold narrative mix).

From Charlotte Eyre on The Bookseller: C J Daugherty, whose Night School series is published in 22 different languages, said that in the past six months she has found 20 plagiarised versions of her books on Wattpad in Spanish, French and Polish, as well as the original English. The site was designed for users to post their own stories or fan fiction but Daugherty said fans are ripping PDF versions of her books onto a Word document then uploading the text.

For Leader & Times, Elly Grimm quoted Library Assistant Director Tammy Garrison "I want to give points not just for how much they’re reading, but for my personal theme of training the brain and general learning and experiencing new things. […] For example, last year, you had to read five hours in order to get the T-shirt, which I felt was a fine amount of reading for a month, you can squeeze some reading in there. I also count fanfiction in there along with audiobooks, reading graphic novels, a subtitled movie or TV show, a documentary, anything that will expose them to new ideas and learning something new."

From The Economic Times: There can surely be no more proof of the indisputable place Britain has in the life of mainland Europe than the increasing incidence of English words in the lexicons of linguistically snooty nations such as France. Even with the Brexit debate becoming increasingly acrimonious across the Channel, the dictionary called Le Petit Larousse — a must-have when schools reopen in France in the autumn — has added what seems to be an unusually large number of English and English-inspired words this week, including selfie, troll, emoticone, fanfiction and retrofuturisme.

Finally, for Straits Times, Yip Wai Yee wrote Fans will want to tune in and be a part of the conversation, no matter what others say. They take to forums to analyse at length even the tiniest details of a film or TV episode, and they are the ones who write fan fiction and paint fan art.
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[personal profile] aris_tgd posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Hamilton
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: George Washington
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Digital
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] dorothywonderland
Why this piece is awesome: Riffing on potential casting is one of my favorite uses of fanart for Broadway shows. And this piece for a female George Washington--her look! Her attitude! Her style!--is just great. Love the expression, the braids, the freckles.
Link: Lady George Washington
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Branch: refs/heads/develop
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Branch: refs/heads/develop
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Commit: 0f220d9e8cce7521385c72cbc92af94d9e4d61a8
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Date: 2016-05-23 (Mon, 23 May 2016)

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Convert pages in htdocs/site to Foundation


Compare: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-nonfree/compare/b917f0b57b9b...662e71c0b759
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I can tell it finally feels like spring here despite - or perhaps because of - the brief showers we had this evening, because I can smell someone grilling meat somewhere in the vicinity and it smells so good. Or I'm just really hungry for a steak dinner. I guess it can be two things

While I was getting my hair done a couple weeks ago, River by Iyebi played a couple of times and it has stuck with me. I like this live version I'm linking here better than the album version. I've listened to it a lot.

And you can laugh, but I've also been listening to "Call Me Maybe" a lot lately. It's a true pop gem. Very peppy for the morning commute.

And on my commute home this evening, Out of the Woods came on and I still would like a Steve/Bucky vid to it. I am just saying, I think it would work pretty well.

And speaking of vids people should make, it recently occurred to me that I finally found the perfect character for a vid to Afghan Whigs' Debonair: Anakin Skywalker. I am just saying. I suppose it could already exist. I haven't gone looking. But if it doesn't, someone should make that.

Also, I'm still waiting for the Ahsoka vid of my heart to "Fight Song." That I have gone looking for, but nothing I've found is quite what I want. [Too much talky-face for some reason. It seems to be a popular vidding choice these days, to include a lot of dialogue, but it rarely works for me.] Sigh.

And I still haven't found a song that's made my ears perk up and say "Rey!" or "Finn!" but I probably have one somewhere in my collection.

Otoh, I bet you could do a great Rex & clones vid to "Drive" by Gaslight Anthem.

***
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A #tipjar I suspect many of you will appreciate. #latergram
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Author: Kareila <kareila@dreamwidth.org>
Date: 2016-05-13 (Fri, 13 May 2016)

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Now more closely resembles the dw-free version, with
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Fixes #1769.


Commit: b917f0b57b9bfce053795240cdce208a0855896e
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Date: 2016-05-23 (Mon, 23 May 2016)

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[#1769] bring dw-nonfree config-local.pl up to date


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[personal profile] thady posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Gen | Harry Potter, his Patronus
Content Notes/Warnings: none, SFW
Medium:
Artist on DW/LJ:
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] Yanguchitzure

Why this piece is awesome: I love the simplicity of this, and how this still conveys so much emotion. Love the contrast of the black and white, and the sparse use of color.

Link: Patronus.

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[personal profile] heresluck
Trances of the Blast is interesting. I'm not sure I like it, exactly, but it's interesting.

Women in Labor

Women who lie alone at midnight
because there is no one else to lie to

Women who lie alone at midnight
at noon in the laundromat
destroying their own socks

Women who lie alone at midnight:
Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates

Women who lie alone at midnight
as the first furl of starlight
purls the moon with nacre

Women who lie alone at midnight
sending a postcard bearing
the face of a bawling infant
who cries I am for the new!

Women who lie alone at midnight
reciting the names of shoes

Women who lie alone at midnight
spurting unjustified tears,
the kind that run sideways
never reaching the mouth,
the kind you cannot swallow

Women who lie alone at midnight
singing breast away the burden of my tender
and afterwards burp

Women who lie alone at midnight
obeying the laws of physics
Women who let their dreams curl at the end
Women in a monastery of flamingos

Women who die alone at midnight
contributing to the end, to
lost time, to the rain and flies,
seeing the bird they saw trapped in the airport
surviving by the water fountain

What's more, try it sometime
It works


— Mary Ruefle
from Trances of the Blast
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[personal profile] synecdochic
Every week, let's celebrate ourselves, to start the week right. Tell me what you're proud of. Tell me what you accomplished last week, something -- at least one thing -- that you can turn around and point at and say: I did this. Me. It was tough, but I did it, and I did it well, and I am proud of it, and it makes me feel good to see what I accomplished. Could be anything -- something you made, something you did, something you got through. Just take a minute and celebrate yourself. Either here, or in your journal, but somewhere.

(And if you feel uncomfortable doing this in public, I've set this entry to screen any anonymous comments, so if you want privacy, comment anonymously and I won't unscreen it. Also: yes, by all means, cheer each other on when you see something you want to give props to!)

Changelog Digest for Mon, May 23

May. 23rd, 2016 12:45 am
kareila: "Mom, I'm hungry." "Hush, I'm coding. You ate yesterday." (coding)
[personal profile] kareila posting in [community profile] changelog_digest

[dw-free]

243ffa6: Issue #1793: add margins for Foundation list elements
Pad various list elements to make Foundation-styled pages easier to read.
ee114db: Issue #1777: Mood theme editor: incorrect message when one didn't set width and height
Correct feedback when forgetting width or height in the moodtheme editor.
50e9cd6: Issue #1779: Comment on config file to update username as well as password
Point out the need to change username and database name if using a dreamhack.
8c9ffc7: Issue #1718: nonexistent link anchor "iminfo" used on profile page
Add "iminfo" anchor to /manage/profile.
48809de: Issue #1791: more code machete in poll code
Remove unused poll-related hooks.
c9afaa2: Issue #1791: more code machete in poll code
Remove obsolete database tables: pollprop2 & pollproplist2.
7d4ac40: Issue #1795: Cleanup 2016q2
Fix warning in cgi-bin/DW/Controller/Search/Directory.pm.
fb66318: Issue #1795: Cleanup 2016q2
Fix printing of external user tags when using Markdown.
40cda78: Issue #1795: Cleanup 2016q2
Fix warning in cgi-bin/LJ/Emailpost/Web.pm.
6c7e682: Issue #1795: Cleanup 2016q2
Fix warning in cgi-bin/LJ/Widget/NavStripChooser.pm.
ed07daf: Issue #1795: Cleanup 2016q2
Remove unused userprop: opt_exclude_stats.
760b6a7: Issue #1795: Cleanup 2016q2
Fix number of arguments given to add_string method in DW::FormErrors.
9a0e8c7: Issue #1795: Cleanup 2016q2
Fix warnings in cgi-bin/LJ/Console/Command/Finduser.pm.
cafd70b: Issue #1795: Cleanup 2016q2
Fix warnings when saving profile page.
2a47940: Issue #1705: Facebook image specifier
Give Facebook a square swirly-d icon for link previews.
8736d52: Issue #1722: Add url_full method to LJ::Faq
Add LJ::Faq methods for cleanly printing FAQ URLs.
0c402d3: Issue #1756: Make light/lynx mode render better on mobile devices
Specifies a viewport meta tag to help with page rendering on mobile browsers.

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May. 22nd, 2016 05:32 pm
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8 Stargate Atlantis
2 Firefly
3 The X-Files
5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
4 Star Wars: The Clone Wars



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