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Monday, April 1st, 2013

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dear comicunity mods

I am a real comics fan, I just do my journaling at dreamwidth. Please let me in.

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

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Dear Sailor (2011)

Dear Sailor:

I hope this missive does not reach you too late, and that you are still in search of inspiration on the questions and scenarios that might be satisfactorally explored in a story written for my pleasures. If, however, you have already begun a thousand words on your favorite hobbyhorse, please ignore the rest of this letter and continue on at your pleasure.

A bit about what I like in generalCollapse )

Drop Dead DivaCollapse )

P.S. If you are not familiar with the actual legal profession, as practiced in these United States, please do not write any law stuff. The law on this show is ridiculous when it is not terrifying, and it is the one thing about the show that makes me cringe SO MUCH.

HavenCollapse )

Lost GirlCollapse )

X-Men MovieverseCollapse )

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A note on AO3 skins

If you had created a skin PRIOR to the most recent codepush that you liked, you MAY be able to recover and use it, sort of.

Go to http://archiveofourown.org/users/YOURUSERNAME/skins and select to use it. If it was based on the Archive 1.0 skin, it should mostly work.

I hope this helps someone.

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It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Yuletide

Yuletide Nominations are open through Monday, November 14, 9:30 p.m. EST (UTC -5).

I have nominated 2 Broke Girls, NCIS Los Angeles, and Razia's Shadow.

If you have been sitting around thinking, "God, I would love to make a selfless sacrifice that would make zvi happy at no cost to me," you might nominate the new sitcom Whitney, with the characters of Alex and Whitney.

Or, you might make a multi-fandom celebration vid to Rihanna's Cheers (I'll Drink to That).

Or you'd participate in the threesome prompt meme, The Cookie Jar. By nominating or by making a fill.

One of those.

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

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Links and OTW Elections

An assortment of links which are potentially interesting to readers of this journal:

Mobipocket support is going away at Allromance/Omnilit. This may affect other ebook retailers; I don't know which organizes Overdrive is the back-end for.

cathy reminds you to write meaningful link text, not click here and its elaborations.

rachelmanija is offering psychological diagnoses of fictional characters I find this illuminating and sometimes amusing.

brownbetty is crossmixing characters from canon with apocalypses from another and summarizing the results.

I'm not sure what I think of this checklist of good management. I suppose the problem is that either it isn't necessary for people in support functions to know where the overall company is going, or I've never been in a well-managed situation. Both, of course, might be true.

Megan Garber at Nieman Labs suggests that the future is now, and that we are in the process of seeing serious ideas freed from books, or books serving as a single stop in the public development of public ideas.




The OTW election is SOON.

Cathy has a compilation ofpublic statements by the candidates.

I am sort of confused about what to think of it and how to think about it. The problem I am having is this, I think: I tend to think of the OTW as an appendage to the Archive of Our Own. This is not accurate, but it is how the organization as a whole often plays out in public fandom. (In the wider world of ideas, I would guess that Friend of the Court briefs and comments to the Copyright Commissioner in the US, and helping other people make analogous arguments in other countries, would be their widest impact.) But in my day to day fannish life, it's the Archive that is what I care about. My thoughts on the candidatesCollapse )

Other people have thoughts, too.

via-ostiense's otw election post
facetofcathy's otw collection post
hl's otw election post
elz's otw election post

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Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

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So bougie

First play in my second classical theater subscription. Pretty good version of Othello.

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

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Thoughts on the state of me

1) I got a promotion at work. This is very exciting, except that I work for evil, so it feels rather a bit like descending the power ladder in hell. But more money, which I will donate to public radio and women's health clinics which perform abortions, and bitch magazine, etc.

2) Several weeks ago I made [personal profile] caorann go to poly speed dating with me. Result? Result!Collapse )

3) This weekend was amazingly nice. What I did Saturday and SundayCollapse )

4) I am considering going to Escapade. I've finally realized that I do best at work if I have at least one long weekend a month, and I like being around fannish people. I'm going to Bascon in November, con.txt in June and Con*strict in July, so it's not like I won't have fannish stimulation this year, but I suspect I'll be in the mood by February to talk a lot about BSOs fucking. A lot. Yays and nays on Escapade welcome in the comments.

5) I have some more stuff I want to write, but I also need to get off my ass and do some [community profile] 3_ships housekeeping, so more later. (Hopefully my next substantive entry won't be two months in the future. Why did I last write something more than a pointer elsewhere in August?)

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Monday, October 17th, 2011

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I Saw Three Ships!

I have updated the I Saw Three Ships website, including rules that are updated for The Cookie Jar.

Timeline:

Friday, October 1: signups open
Saturday, October 29: Last day of signups
Tuesday, November 1: assignments sent out
Thursday, December 29: Stories due by 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5).
This is a hard and fast deadline, due to the seasonal nature of the project.
Thursday, January 5: Cookies due by 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5)
Friday, January 6 (Three Kings Day): stories posted
Friday, January 13: authors revealed

23 people have signed up so far, of whom 17 have offered to pinchhit. One thoroughly delightful and most appreciated Andrea has signed up just to pinchhit. Thank you, you are the best! Six people have tossed a prompt in the Cookie Jar, do join them.

Requests so far have been made in fandoms such as: The Social Network, The Big Bang Theory, Burn Notice, Sarah Jane Adventures, Degrassi TNG, Criminal Minds (I like the way you think!), and Final Fantasy XII.

Offers have been made in: NSYNC, Twilight, Chuck, Torchwood, Smallville, Warehouse 13, Sucker Punch (could be excellent fun!), Sports Night, Star Trek RPF, Star Trek Deep Space 9, Dexter, and Nobuta wo Produce.

Remember, comics fandom, non-English fandoms, RPF, and videogame fandoms, please pull your friends in so everyone is happily matched up.

I have not yet sent anyone a confirmation e-mail regarding their signup. I plan to do it tomorrow night.

Please spread the word far and wide about I Saw Three Ships! Go ahead and sign up today!

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Saturday, October 15th, 2011

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Inexpensive e-book of interest to some of our regular viewers

Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book ($2.00 B&N), by Tom Spurgeon and Jordan Raphael, is the Nook Daily Find.
Book Description
Based on interviews with Stan Lee and dozens of his colleagues and contemporaries, as well as extensive archival research, this book provides a professional history, an appreciation, and a critical exploration of the face of Marvel Comics. Recognized as a dazzling writer, a skilled editor, a relentless self-promoter, a credit hog, and a huckster, Stan Lee rose from his humble beginnings to ride the wave of the 1940s comic books boom and witness the current motion picture madness and comic industry woes. Included is a complete examination of the rise of Marvel Comics, Lee’s work in the years of postwar prosperity, and his efforts in the 1960s to revitalize the medium after it had grown stale.

source [syndicated profile] booksontheknob_feed

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Sunday, October 9th, 2011

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Aaargh!

I saw this vid in early August. It's an X Men vid which uses source from First Class and X3. I'm pretty sure it's the one which parallels Magneto/X, Jean/Scott, and Rogue/Wolverine, but I'm not sure about Scot, Rogue, and Wolverine, honestly. It is very, very affecting, even if, unlike me, you knew what happened to Professor X in X 3.

Of course, I can't remember the vidder or the song, so I can't find the vid again. PLEASE HELP! What vid am I thinking of?

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Help a girl out

Does anyone have a copy of sheila's Ronon Lapdance vid? I feel the need to watch it, and I don't have it.

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

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Links list

JoinTheLocalMovement.com is a calendar of local events and festivals you can reach on the DC circulator.

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

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Looking for a PCP

A primary care physician, not a schedule 1 drug.

Do you guys have any recommendations for female physicians in DC or Southern MD (basically PG or Montgomery counties) who are Metro accessible? If you don't have a recommendation for a doctor, do you know a nice medical practice? If you don't have a recommendation for a medical practice, do you have a recommendation for a site that does doctor reviews and isn't overrun by paid liars? If you don't have that, how do you normally pick a doctor? (I have never picked a doctor. When I was younger, I went to Kaiser, and you just made an appointment at the center most convenient to you. After Kaiser, I worked for a hospital, in the credentialing office, and I had access to records which I used improperly to pick out a doctor.)

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Let's go to a Concert

Meshell NdgeOcello is playing at the Birchmere on Tuesday November 15. Does anyone want to go with? It should be amazing.

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Reel Affirmations XX

Reel Affirmations is a queer film festival going from October 12-October 22. Movies will be screened at various locations around the city, including the Atlas Performing Arts Center and GW's Lisner auditorium. You can pre-purchase tickets online and get festival ticket packs and passes.

Full Schedule of Films to be Shown

Does anyone have interest in going to see any of those movies with me? I'm open to just about anything with lesbians, but I can probably be talked into other films.

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

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I feel like I just pushed a Staples button

When I originally booked my flight to Bascon, I did it in May and was very proud of myself for being so On Top Of Things…right up until the point where I realized that I had booked to LAX instead of SFO. I changed both flights for only $30!Collapse )

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Saturday, September 24th, 2011

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Useful new DW thing

If you go to http://www.dreamwidth.org/manage/settings/?cat=display and select Comment Hierarchy: Display Explicit Comment Hierarchy Indicators (site scheme only), then, when you view a discussion in sitescheme, comments will be numbered as if they were in an outline. This is most useful if you can't process the indents on a comment screen (screen too small, not experiencing the screen visually) or if you are viewing an entry in ?view=flat, but I sometimes find it useful just for discussions with a lot of branching and back and forth. The only thing that's not so great about it is that it's not easily discoverable, but that's why I am telling you about it.

For reference, the suggestions discussion.

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Monday, September 19th, 2011

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Multipodicity entry!

Title: Knoxville by Resonant
Reader: [personal profile] zvi
Fandom: The Sentinel
Pairing: Jim/Blair
Length: 20:19

Original Podfic: Knoxville by Laurie

Repod: Knoxville by zvi 4.7 MB MP3

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Friday Afternoon and Evening

I won a pair of VIP tickets to the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Day. It's this Friday afternoon and evening: is anyone interested in attending and available to go? It's in Northwest DC.

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

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survived earthquake. no injury, no bldg damage, no profundity.

If you need to find me immediately post-disaster. I'll probably update [twitter.com profile] zviltv first.

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