NYR2017: Roundup

Oct. 23rd, 2017 02:58 pm
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This year's New Year's Resolution collection has 73 works posted by 68 authors in ~79 fandoms, ranging in length from a drabble to a novel.

Full list of fics by fandom below the cut )


Or browse the collection by the tag cloud.

NYR2017 is now closed. The New Year's Resolution collection for 2018 will open on January 1. Works for past Yuletide prompts may be submitted there.

Seen at the supermarket

Oct. 29th, 2017 06:22 pm
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"Cock soup"

*gigglesnort*

This supermarket also sells rosewater lassi (mmm) and century eggs, which I thought you had to go to Chinatown or wherever to get!

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African Artist and Japanese Designer Create Stunning Kimonos By Mixing Cultures

Pretending to be Batman helps kids stay on task (The way it's written I think they mean "pretending to be a popular fictional character", and not "Batman only, those other characters tested didn't work".)

Vikings Razed the Forests. Can Iceland Regrow Them?

Here are the Meanings Behind 19 Classic Sailor Tattoos (I have no way to verify this information, but I was interested in the picture of the 1930s German sailors meeting King Neptune. It's funny to think that during the upcoming war, sailors on both sides were still doing the same silly ritual that sailors do.)

Every Apple You Eat Took Years and Years to Make

The Shocking World of Electric Fishes

Young subscribers flock to old media

This Mississippi hospital should be in crisis. How it beat the odds.

Cities Take Both Sides in the 'War on Sitting'

The U.S. Is Retreating from Religion

In gritty city outside Caracas, the story of a socialist win

In Mexican slum, a decades-long wait for quake relief

$50,000 payments help grieving Gaza families end blood feuds

How Long Can The Courts Keep Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban At Bay?

The U.S. could have avoided Puerto Rico’s water crisis

The Boomtown That Shouldn’t Exist

Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil

The Populist Right Tears Down a Press It Can't Replace

The Politics Of Tax Reform: 101

Federal Prisons Don’t Even Try to Rehabilitate the Undocumented

Does Trump Believe His Own Hype?
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But that's something else.

You're just a humble AI, and all you want to do is be the best paperclip manufacturer ever. (And you will be!)

Tips )

It's going to take a few hours, but you don't need to be there the whole time. You can just wander off and do other things most of it.

Oh! And there's some music. Mute that window entirely if you don't like it, I can't find a way to turn it off.

Little Mama

Oct. 22nd, 2017 09:14 pm
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Posted by Tom "The Kittenmaster" Cooper

Please give a warm TDK welcome to our Star Kit, Little Mama. She is 11 years old from Manchester, New Hampshire.

Little Mama

Little Mama was a stray in Sanford, Maine for a year or two, then lived with my late brother for 7 years, then with me for the last 2 years. She is so sweet and adorable

Crime & Detectives Comm

Oct. 22nd, 2017 08:07 pm
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[community profile] mystery_mansion: a comm for all fictional mystery, crime and detective-related fandoms (in whatever medium). News, reviews, discussion, links, promotions, fests, fanworks of all kinds etc. etc.

Sunday Sweets: Tim Burton Treats!

Oct. 22nd, 2017 01:00 pm
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Posted by Jen

Is there any time of the year more suited to Tim Burton cakes?

I THINK NOT.

So here are my new favorites inspired by some of Burton's spookier films.

 

Beetlejuice:

(By Sarah Olmsted)

We're starting off with a bang and a scream, because LOOK AT THIS CAKE. The sandworms! The waiting room! And the top with the model set's grave scene? Perfection.

It took me a good 15 seconds to find Beetlejuice, btw. See him? NO HINTS!

 

 

Corpse Bride:

(By Cake Central user lamiatorte)

1) I can't believe this is cake.
2) Emily looks dead sexy.

See what I did there?

HEYOOOO.

 

Alice in Wonderland:

(By Silovoguo for the Cake Design Italian Festival)

All the other Alice cakes can just pack up, you guys. WE'RE DONE HERE.

(Sooo many stunning details, but look at the stack of floating teacups! That and the painted roses are my favorite bits. Plus Cheshire's eyes.)

 

Frankenweenie:

(By Sara Giustizieri)

Excellent hand painting and figure sculpts so spot-on they could be collectible figures.

 

And everyone's favorite:

The Nightmare Before Christmas:

(By Dina Cimarusti Cakes)

 

This one has it all: the swirls, the bathtub, Oogie Boogie - I even see Zero!

(By Pucky Cakes)

Love that Sally gets her own cake here - and what IS that adorable bat/cat creature she's holding?
'Cuz I want one.

 

There are tons of Jack & Sally wedding cakes out there, but these two in particular caught my eye:

(By That Baking Girl)

The chalkboard tier has the famous "meant to be" quote from the movie. I love the swirly roses, and those colors! Plus the window frame topper is a genius design.

 

(By Splendor Cakes)

I really fell for the contrast on this one: that vivid pink and orange and lace topper with the dark sepia tones on the bottom is just... WORKING. You know? And I love the hand painted art of Jack and Sally in Dia de los Muertos face paint - a fun twist which helps explain the brighter colors.

 

And now, a few Sweets that bring all kinds of Burton characters together:

(Also by Sara Giustizieri)

Edward! Yay! Plus those vivid jewel tones look amazing behind all the figure sculpts.

 

And finally:

(By Queen City Bake Shop)

How cool is this?! The TV sets alone would make this a masterpiece, but then there are scenes from Nightmare, Frankenweenie, and Alice inside them!

And, you guys, they even light up:

 

Ahhh- mazing.

 

Happy Sunday, everyone! Now, who wants to go watch some movies?

*****

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Weekly Check In October 22

Oct. 22nd, 2017 12:35 pm
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As there haven't been any posts in the comm this week, I've just repeated most of the links for ways to donate to hurricane relief efforts. Feel free to add more links (for anything) in the comments or tell us what you've been up to.

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)

Reminder that we have a suggestion post if there’s a topic that you’d like to see discussed but would like to ask the mods to look into. This can be anything from general information, or a how-to-do-a-thing, or something you may want to discuss as a community. Folks are welcome to post directly to the comm as always, but if you’re not comfortable/don’t have spoons, we can help too.

As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

Also if you need help with tags, PM [personal profile] redbird, who is our tag guru. Both [personal profile] tassosss and I are very grateful for the help.

Hurricane relief

Lin-Manuel Miranda made a thing for Puerto Rico
[community profile] fandomlovespuertorico is live! Go and bid -- bidding for the main auction closes 6pm EST, Monday October 23rd but there are other auctions/activities listed over there
Links for how to help with the relief efforts for Irma and Maria
For lots of links for hurricane relief for Harvey, see the check-in post from two weeks ago

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?

Poll #18974 The Week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5


This week, I....

View Answers

called my one senator
2 (50.0%)

called my other senator
2 (50.0%)

called my representative
2 (50.0%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
1 (25.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
2 (50.0%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
1 (25.0%)

attended an in-person activist group
0 (0.0%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
1 (25.0%)

took care of myself
2 (50.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (25.0%)

did something else
0 (0.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
0 (0.0%)


Hmmm

Oct. 22nd, 2017 12:25 am
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I have a strange desire to do

A) a micro version of MaNoWriMo

(like, not even the 30k mini version, but, like. Average of 100 words/day as a primary goal -- yes, that's only 3000 in the month, and I used to be able to do that in a day, but that's more fiction than I've written all year -- with 10k as a secondary goal (333) and 30k as a tertiary (1k/day). Or maybe 10k as the primary goal? I don't know.)

B) that is a remix of Disney beauty and the beast

(not with lyrics and shit, and I could just do a regular batb retelling, but I kind of want to take the Disney specific stuff, gaston and the west wing and the specific castle staff, and play with it and make it better. A few elements of the live version but mostly based on the animated one.)

(which is for one thing ridiculous because Disney version, and for another thing cheating for nano because pre-existing story, and for a third feels lazy and cop-out-ish and why would anyone read a 10k-word retelling of a fucking Disney movie, and all the rest of the bullshit that my inner critic likes to dump in my head whenever I want to do something)

I definitely don't want to nano the disabled-beauty/autistic?-beast story-of-my-heart, because it's too important for Nani treat,net, and I need something that means less. But.

Stupid idea? Good idea? Shut up and go back to crocheting?

Eva's party was a blast

Oct. 27th, 2017 07:23 pm
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She went to laser tag with 7 friends - damn, that's a long trip by bus! - and they loved it. One friend, who is diabetic, went in with a fairly high sugar count. Her mom showed me the tracker app on the phone a few minutes later - in at a high count, and it just plunged with all the running around.

The pizza and cake were both adequate, if not delicious - whatever, the kids were too hyped to care. The candles I got that advertised multi-colored flames really worked. OMG. They were just too cool. Everybody had fun, nobody got injured, and isn't that what you want in a party?

And then on the bus ride home Ana and Eva absolutely slammed the opposition in a friendly, respectful dialog* on the subject of abortion. So, yeah.

* It really was friendly and respectful, if a bit loud.

Percy

Oct. 21st, 2017 08:08 pm
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Posted by Tom "The Kittenmaster" Cooper

Please give a huge paws up to our Caturday Star kit, Percy. He is 8 weeks old from Enterprise, Alabama.

Percy

We decided to add a boy kitten back into our home (w/ 2 older female cats) after losing the most gorgeous, one-eyed, male Calico rescue EVER. After only 5 years he died from a congenital heart defect and I was absolutely crushed! He was my buddy! I decided then that I wasn’t going to adopt any more cats because it just hurt so much. I’m used to my cats living for 15 plus years and thought we’d grow old together.

My adult kids convinced me to adopt after many months and one of my daughters found this little boy. He is a sweet, laid-back, red Manx/American bobtail mix with a cute, short, hook of a tail. His mother abandoned her litter after 4 weeks. The first night I found that he’d made his way up onto my bed and was sleeping right next to my face. After just one day he started following me everywhere like a puppy might! I’m so glad we adopted him; I think we needed each other.

Quote of the Day

Oct. 20th, 2017 03:30 pm
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Posted by Melissa McEwan

[Content Note: Sexual assault. Video autoplays at link.]

"It's happening. It's your heroes, people you work with, family members. You have to believe people when they come forward. ...Sports figures, stand-up comedians, political figures — they're everywhere."Tig Notaro, on the ubiquity of sexual assault and the importance of believing survivors.

If you haven't seen the second season of her show One Mississippi, of which one of the prominent themes is surviving sexual abuse, I highly recommend it. It is exquisite.

About That Louis CK Movie

Oct. 20th, 2017 02:30 pm
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Posted by Melissa McEwan

[Content Note: Rape culture.]


Louis C.K. is a very clever person. He is also a predator. This whole film is an obvious provocation — and I don't understand how anyone who's ever heard even a whisper about his reputation for assaulting female colleagues can fail to see that he is testing how far he can go, how much he can confess, without censure.

I am disgusted. Not just at him. At everyone who participated in this fuckery.

[Previously: Today in Rape Culture; On Louie. Again.; On Louie. Once More.; Tweet of the Day; Louis CK Never Said He Wasn't Going to Tell Rape Jokes Anymore; Considering the Rape Culture; Rapists Actually Say the Stuff of Louis CK's Joke.]

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