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Apr. 23rd, 2017 06:52 pm
killabeez: (Default)
[personal profile] killabeez
Catching up on The Voice, and there's a dude on here (Jack Cassidy, bless his heart) who sings the way I write sometimes, where I think I am maybe skating the edge of greatness, writing without a filter and letting it all hang out, but in actuality I just need to be patted on the head and sent home. ♥

I was just thinking about this the other day, that zone you get in where you're like, fuck it, I'm gonna stop self-censoring and just write what I feel, this is amazing, and then later you're like, WTF WAS THAT METAPHOR? I DIE OF EMBARRASSMENT.

Alien series: 16 Tons by ?

Apr. 23rd, 2017 06:30 pm
aurumcalendula: (seven pointed supernova)
[personal profile] aurumcalendula posting in [community profile] vidrecs
Vid Title: 16 Tons
Vidder: ? [the vidders for Spring Equinox 2017 haven't been revealed yet]
Fandom: Alien series
Summary: Ripley needs a better employer.
Reccer's Comments: This is awesome and chilling! The song works so well (especially in conjunction with the class themes that were particularly strong in the first few films of the series)

Vorkosigan Saga: Miles to Go by ?

Apr. 23rd, 2017 02:14 pm
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[personal profile] aurumcalendula posting in [community profile] vidrecs
Vid Title: Miles to Go
Vidder: ? [the vidders for Spring Equinox 2017 haven't been revealed yet]
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga
Summary: There once was a man who dreamt of the stars...
Reccer's Comments: This is especially awesome considering there's no existing visual source! ...and now I want to reread the series again
morgandawn: (Art Noveau Blue)
[personal profile] morgandawn
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2ozHuzJ on April 23, 2017 at 11:08AM

Tags:dr who, class, dwcrosspost

Tumblr post (this is likely a reblog, and may have more pictures over there)

Squeeeee

Apr. 22nd, 2017 03:46 pm
gwyn: (bucky end of the line)
[personal profile] gwyn
A while ago, the artist who made the three incredible pieces for my Stucky Big Bang story opened up a few commissions slots, and even though I had to dip into the "sell a few things for funds" pot, I really wanted to work with her again. I gave her a couple of fics that she could use for the commission idea, if she wanted, and she really liked my Christmas fluff piece War Dogs, so she arted the first scene in that fic. I am just so thrilled with this, I can't say, it captures the way Bucky befriended the guard dog and their connection together, and I'm all flaily.

bucky and gretel


There's a tumblr post here if you prefer that sort of thing, and after a lot of hair-tearing I finally figured out how to put the image in the fic (the instructions in the AO3 FAQ are completely utterly useless).
kiki_miserychic: A Dinosaur and Kate Spade Shoes Fairytale (Default)
[personal profile] kiki_miserychic
Excellent Character Studies
16 Tons (Alien Series, Ripley)
Connection (Contact (1997), Ellie)

Happy Found Families Being Happy
Friends (Stargate: Atlantis)

Super Cool Book Vid
Miles to Go (Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold)

Star Wars
One Girl Revolution (Star Wars, Padmé & Leia)
You and Me (and Him) (Star Wars, Leia/Luke/Han)

Will Scar You for Life in a Good Way
Under My Skin (multifandom)

I haven't watched Rogue One: A Star Wars Story or Star Trek Beyond yet, so I haven't watched those vids yet. And I totally need to watch Deep Space Nine.

Let's Put On A Play About Ourselves!

Apr. 21st, 2017 09:39 pm
morgandawn: Fandom is my Fandom (Fandom is my Fandom)
[personal profile] morgandawn

 

If This Is Wrong: A Film About Fandom from Franzeska Dickson on Vimeo.


It's a film about queer slash fangirls.  It is part of Franzeska's film school thesis. Part of the program is learning how to take a film from conception to the end - including learning how to fundraise to cover costs.
 

They're running their kickstarter right now! Lots of rewards, including a DVD of the movie and a paper zine.

Or, if you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation, you can do so through Franzeska's film school. There are instructions on their website.

 

lol.

Apr. 20th, 2017 10:09 am
killabeez: (dutch smirk)
[personal profile] killabeez
We have several clients who do staffing and/or recruitment, and since I'm on their mailing lists, I sometimes get emailed about job listings. This one came today:

Uses professional graphic design tools (Adobe - Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or Acrobat, Macromedia Freehand, Quark Express, PageMaker, Flash, Dreamweaver, Corel Draw, MS Office applications, etc) to produce work product.

I really want to reply and assure them that I'm up to date with the latest PageMaker and Macromedia Freehand. Isn't everyone? And also to wish them a happy 2003.

My Digital Life

Apr. 20th, 2017 08:15 am
morgandawn: (Cat Basket Going To Hell?)
[personal profile] morgandawn
New hard drive install and image restore went well. I was on my way by Monday. But even with all the software reinstalled I had to deal with


*corrupt outlook pst files
*multiple daily backups had to be tested and restored
*set up a weekly image backup - tested and restored
*fiddle with all the USB ports - matching USB 3.0 to USB 3.0 to make said backups faster
*order new USB hub, external hard drive and power strips
*buy a new vacuum cleaner (yes ours died) to have [personal profile] xlorp vacuum under the desk and behind the computer tower (dust!!)

then deal with (mainly driver problems)
*DVD player that won;t burn
*printers that won't print
*scanner that won't scan

all the while
*frantically testing DIY security cameras before the house next door gets torn down and rebuilt (with construction comes theft and break-ins).
*trying to create a front yard habitat for the feral cat living in a shed in the next door house about to be torn down. The shed protects her from coyotes at night and she will not enter our back yard due to another cat who has taken up residence


We're still not done with all of these so will continue to be elusive and non-resposnive

The importer has (mostly) caught up!

Apr. 19th, 2017 11:02 pm
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Our content importer has mostly caught up with its backlog; almost everything that's still listed as being "in the queue" are jobs that were tried, failed once or more with a temporary failure, and are waiting to try again. (The importer tries a few times, at successively longer intervals, when it gets a failure it thinks might be temporary/might correct itself later on.) This means that new imports scheduled now should complete in hours (or even minutes), not the "several days" it's been taking.

If you tried to schedule a second import while the first one was still running, at any time in the past 10 days or so, you may have confused the poor thing. If you think your import should be finished by now and it isn't, and you're seeing "Aborted" on the Importer Status part of the Importer page, feel free to open a support request in the Importer category and we'll look into it for you. (It may take a little bit before you get a response; those of us who have the access to look into importer problems have been really busy for the past two weeks or so, and I at least need a few days to catch my breath a bit before diving back into the fray! But we'll do what we can.)

I hope all y'all are continuing to settle in well to your new home!

yeah no

Apr. 19th, 2017 02:08 pm
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[personal profile] fahrbotdrusilla
Windows, if you literally tell me if I install the most recent windows 10 update, it's going to have unavoidable ads, you know how I'm avoiding them don't you?

Thanks, everyone

Apr. 19th, 2017 03:08 am
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[personal profile] giandujakiss
I checked and we do have a TNR program in the area, so that's likely the cat's situation. I'm going to keep an eye out for him (didn't see him yesterday) and give him food, and see what happens from there.
sholio: Harry from The Flash looking cute (Flash-Harry)
[personal profile] sholio posting in [community profile] vidding
Title: Solsbury Hill
Artist: Peter Gabriel
Fandom: The Flash
Vidder: [personal profile] sholio
Character: Earth-2 Harrison "Harry" Wells
Seasons/Spoilers: Season 2 & 3, through 3x14
Warnings: none
Summary: You can keep my things, they've come to take me home. Harry and his Flash(es) and Team Flash.

Streaming and download options available.

DW | AO3 | Tumblr

Vidding ponderings

Apr. 18th, 2017 03:35 pm
jmtorres: Utena and Anthy kissing, Revolutionary Girl Utena. My prince has come. (utena)
[personal profile] jmtorres
I put on a Kills/Dead Weather playlist while I was walking to the store, because I was looking at a recipe and therefore couldn't give my attention to an audiobook. And like. There's like 8 potential vids on this list, in addition to the thing where I used Alison Mosshart as the soundtrack to one particular character in the (mostly) Mission Impossible rock star AU I never got around to writing out. So what I'm saying is this list is fannishly activating for me.

But so I was thinking about all the vid bunnies, the ones probably over now and the ones I might still make, and why, how vidding ideas have their time, to some extent, but also how it's just if one hits me during the 2 weeks my brain is semi-functional.

In this playlist, there's a Captain America vid bunny, that I may never make because a) so so so much extra canon research and b) though it's different, I no longer feel like I need to make this vid because [personal profile] settiai made The War Was In Color. There are vid bunnies for Damages and Blacklist, from an era where I was trying to relate to my family by watching their fave TV. Both those shows were sufficiently exhausting that I don't think I'll be going back to those canons though. There's an Orphan Black vid idea that is so dependent on viewer's canon knowledge (it was supposed to be all the clones having to play each other) that I feel like maybe its time is past, in terms of Orphan Black has--ahahahahaha I thought Orphan Black was over, based on it drifting out of the attention of the part of fandom I read. Maybe that says more about how much I've been keeping up with fandom than anything else. There's a Zombies! Run vid I might still make, even though it has the constructed visual reality problem. There's an Utena vid I definitely want to make if/when I get my hands on the shiny new dvd releases, despite the fact that that show is definitely over, it's been over for years, and I do not participate in any kind of remotely active fandom for it. I just. Still want this vid.

The last several vids I've made I have been RUTHLESS about cutting the songs down. The one I made for CVV that I need to look at beta notes from [personal profile] echan tonight is 2:26, down from a five something minute song. I did that with the Leverage vid I made for challenge last year, and also the Losers vid I made for [personal profile] niqaeli's birthday a couple of years ago. And while I didn't cut down 1985 significantly, I did drop a chorus, which is something I would not have done a decade and a half ago. I used to like firmly believe that if all the parts of the song did not work for your vid it was not the right song, or if it was too long or whatever, like cutting was cheating. This is sort of like believing in a destined one true love or something? Like for every vidder and every show and every idea, there is a single perfect song. A line of the lyrics is tattooed somewhere on your body, and you spend all your time listening to muzak in stores wondering if you'll finally hear the fated tune. I once made a six-plus minute vid to prove that I could. (To myself. I think.) Somewhere along the line it occurred to me to apply the same logic I had to beat into my head about homework: a short thing you finish and turn in is infinite percent better than the perfect idea you never manage to make.
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[personal profile] fahrbotdrusilla
it was ridiculously fun, love Bill, and i love their chemistry.

season.... whatever spoilers )

Oh bloody hell

Apr. 18th, 2017 03:45 pm
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[personal profile] thedothatgirl
So another election then. When all forms of opposition are busy self destructing.

And not wanting to panic you all but my hubs is out of the country again for this one. Last time it was the US election, before that EU referendum. With that form,  we'll get a massive Tory majority. Bollocks.

Remind me to upload a face/palm icon for such occasions.

So there's this cat

Apr. 18th, 2017 04:08 am
giandujakiss: (Default)
[personal profile] giandujakiss
Who's shown up in my neighborhood. I've seen him several times now, but all in the last couple of weeks. No collar.

At first when I got near him he ducked away, but yesterday I put out some food and he immediately popped out, nibbled, and then started cuddling me - more interested in pettings than in eating.

That makes me worry he's not feral - he's abandoned. I mean, feral cats aren't usually that affectionate, are they?

But he's missing the top of one ear; am I right that usually means he's part of a TNR program? So I should just leave him be? (By the way, I'm saying "he" but I really have no idea of the gender)

I am so torn about what to do about this cat; definitely an adult, probably new to the area, hangs out too much in the street (where the cars go) for my comfort, and clearly once you show him you're a friend he's affectionate as hell.
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[personal profile] morgandawn
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2pLAyj9 on April 17, 2017 at 06:11PM

Tags:IFTTT, Fauxthentic History, DWCrosspost

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