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Title: Excalibur
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: Merlin (BBC)
Characters/Pairings: Arthur Pendragon (with Excalibur)
Content Notes: This one's a pencil sketch. My choice of object was inspired by this gif set on Tumblr. I had to make up certain parts of the sword for both perspective drawings, and found this YouTube vid really helpful as a starting point: How to draw a sword in perspective.

Preview:

(Click for larger image at my journal)

[ SECRET POST #3855 ]

Jul. 24th, 2017 07:17 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3855 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 27 secrets from Secret Submission Post #551.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

Orphan Black 5.07.

Jul. 24th, 2017 02:22 pm
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[personal profile] selenak
In which there's pay off for severa storylines, hooray! And flashbacks.

Who are you? )

(no subject)

Jul. 24th, 2017 07:48 am
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[personal profile] copperbadge
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give:

Anon reminds us that the 2017-18 school year is coming, and [tumblr.com profile] positivelypt has a post up with links to wishlists for underserved classrooms. You can check out the list, give, and reblog here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and has a fundraiser running to cover living expenses, previous medical bills, and a recent rent increase. You can read more and help out here.


Help For Free:

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] globalsextrendsproject, who are working on an independent research projected aimed at establishing whether there are global trends in stimuli for sexual arousal and the content of sexual fantasies. You can read more and reblog here or fill out the form here. I took a quick breeze through the form and it's primarily short-answer rather than multiple choice, once you get past the demographic stuff.


Activism:

[tumblr.com profile] stabulous has a post up about Welcome Blanket, a project initiated by the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago and anti-Trump craftivists. They are asking people to send handmade blankets to be exhibited at the Smart and afterwards distributed to refugees and immigrants arriving in the US. The hope is to create 3200 blankets to equal the length of the wall Trump wants to build across the US-Mexico border. You can read more at the link above, and find out how to participate at the official site, which includes activism resources whether you want to actually send in a blanket or not.


News To Know:

[personal profile] brainwane linked to Creative Commons, which is offering grants of up to USD$1000 for small projects ("Salons, campaigns, translations, e-books, printing, collaborations, and more") which grow the global commons. They want help increasing discovery, collaboration, and advocacy towards their mission. You can read more and apply for a grant here.

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] dr-kara's new comic available on ComixOlogy, [Super]Natural Attraction! Kara is well-known to me as a groovy artist who does cool stuff so while I haven't read this yet I wholeheartedly recommend her work. She has a rebloggable post about it here and you can buy and read it here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.

august 2017 schedule

Jul. 24th, 2017 02:59 am
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[personal profile] reccer posting in [community profile] underheard
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
(none) (none) [personal profile] darkages: Yuri!!! on Ice [personal profile] sanji: One Piece (none) [personal profile] arysthaeniru: Bangtan Boys | BTS [personal profile] reccer: HP, Albus Severus/Scorpius


underappreciated by )

call to order

Jul. 23rd, 2017 10:24 pm
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[personal profile] reccer posting in [community profile] underheard
so, for this comm to get in order, what we need are reccers!

this is the post where you sign up for the fandom you're interested in reccing for. at the moment we're looking for recs just for the month of august, with one person per fandom. (please don't worry if the fandom you're interested in is taken! with enough activity we will definitely host more rounds.)

the way this will go is that once you have a fandom to rec for, you will be assigned a certain day (such as sunday, monday, tuesday.) on the designated day, you will post one fic rec for your fandom.

underappreciated definition )
rec format )

please leave a comment with the fandom you're interested in reccing for! and yes, we do require a dreamwidth account. but other than that... that's it, and you'll hear from us soon!

[ SECRET POST #3854 ]

Jul. 23rd, 2017 04:19 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3854 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 35 secrets from Secret Submission Post #551.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

(demi) nuit LastMan !

Jul. 23rd, 2017 03:13 pm
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[personal profile] malurette
Oh Yeah! Malgré le changement de programme 24h avant et le chamboulage de plans j'y ai été avec le pote qui m'avait fait découvrir la série en premier lieu. On a commencé par aller voir l'expo Valérian à la Cité des Sciences, Read more... )

Maintenant, j'aimerais beaucoup-beaucoup que le ciné de plein air arrive à créer une date bonus dans son programme pour projeter les épisodes 14 à 26, pour la complétude et pour les gens qui découvraient la série à ce moment et sont restés en plein sur un sale cliff-hanger, et puis comme ça je pourrais en profiter pour aller voir l'expo sur les dragons au Palais de la Découverte... J'y crois très peu vu les difficultés d'organisation que ça doit poser, et le succès mitigé en terme de nombre de spectateurs, mais on peut toujours espérer, non ?
Rha, j'aurais tellement, tellement envie de voir les épisodes 17, 21, 25 et 26, oh et puis 20 aussi, sur grand écran !
Et tant que j'y suis, j'aurais tellement envie que la série soit éditée en DVD. Et sa BO en CD. Et qu'ils arrivent à faire une deuxième saison !
Mais, déjà, je vais attendre ce fameux tome 10. Mmh, vivement les vacances et le retour ensuite...
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It's time for our regular reccer recruiting post, and to look ahead to the next month. So far we have ONE volunteer reccer who signed up for August with this fandom:

* Steven Universe ([personal profile] juniperphoenix)

So while we already have a few recs to look forward to in August, it would of course be awesome if we had some more recs. There is still plenty of opportunity for you to jump in and volunteer to rec next month (or to convince your friends to do some reccing). And many cheers for all of our members who volunteer to rec, especially if you rec regularly. Your valiant repeat efforts keep the comm alive.

Looking even further ahead so far NO reccer has volunteered for September, so that month definitely still needs some love (and recs! *g*) too. So please consider reccing in a fandom of your choice, whether small or huge, and comment on the sign-up post and volunteer for August, September or even further ahead if you are so well organized, that you know your fannish interests and time commitments in advance. It's only four recs as a minimum, and you can rec any genre or rating. Or promote us to your friends or in your favorite communities so others do the work.

Open Rec Posting

The monthly open reccing period for all members starts now and lasts until the end of July. Since the general prompts don't seem to work as inspiration, I've decided to stop adding them, but to keep the open reccing period in case anyone wants to slip a rec in, without having to come up with three others for a fandom. However the recs do still have to conform to the usual rec format and follow the rules for what is allowed to be recced here.

(Comments here are disabled, because I want to bundle volunteering in the sign-up post so that nothing gets lost, and you can see the list of claimed slots there too.)
sholio: Peter from Guardians of the Galaxy looking over shoulder (Avengers-GotG-Peter)
[personal profile] sholio posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Peter Quill, Yondu Udonta
Content Notes/Warnings: some blood
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: rej11 on Tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: Most of the pre-canon art about Peter and Yondu focuses on a really young Peter, so I like this one because Peter is in his mid-to-late teens. I love how this piece tells a whole story in one image, and the details are fantastic.

Link: Peter & Yondu in trouble (Bigger image)

Wonder Woman by GiannaRoseH (SFW)

Jul. 23rd, 2017 08:54 pm
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Fandom: Wonder Woman
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Wonder Woman
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: GiannaRoseH on DA
Why this piece is awesome: It's a marvellous strong portrait of Diana on the horse, from near the end of the movie, wrapped in a fur-trimmed cloak and looking every inch the warrior princess. Also I love the colours. 
Link: Wonder Woman

[ SECRET POST #3853 ]

Jul. 22nd, 2017 04:04 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3853 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 43 secrets from Secret Submission Post #551.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #553 ]

Jul. 22nd, 2017 03:48 pm
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[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #553 ]




The first secret from this batch will be posted on July 29th.



RULES:
1. One secret link per comment.
2. 750x750 px or smaller.
3. Link directly to the image.
- Doing it RIGHT: http://i.imgur.com/KuBug.png
- Doing it WRONG: http://imgur.com/KuBug

Optional: If you would like your secret's fandom to be noted in the main post along with the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret. If your secret makes the fandom obvious, there's no need to do this. If your fandom is obscure, you should probably tell me what it is.

Optional #2: If you would like WARNINGS (such as spoilers or common triggers -- list of some common ones here) to be noted in the main post before the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret.

Optional #3: If you would like a transcript to be posted along with your secret, put it along with the link in the comment!

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[personal profile] goss posting in [community profile] drawesome

Drawesome Weekly Challenge #4 - One Object, Two Perspectives


For our fourth challenge:

One Object, Two Perspectives

Choose any object or artefact, and draw it from two different perspectives.


The object you choose to draw can be either fandom or non-fandom-related. It can be drawn from different angles. eg. front, top, side view, etc.

(Thanks to [personal profile] mific for the prompt ideas for this week's challenge)

A round-up post for submissions to this challenge will be done on Friday 28th July, 2017.

Happy drawing, everyone! :D

des trucs à Paris - oh bordel

Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:21 am
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Je pars tout à l'heure pour Paris, je fais l'aller-retour sur la journée avec un ami pour aller voir l'expo Valérian et faire la demi nuit LastMan. Et au lieu que ça m'excite à fond comme jusqu'à hier encore, je suis en colère contre les organisateurs.

Read more... )

Bon dieu s'ils l'avaient dit plus tôt on se serait organisé très différemment, partir plus tôt, passer une journée entière et faire plus de choses avant, et repartir aussitôt après avec un bus d'une autre compagnie, ou alors trouver un hébergement avec plus de marge et partir confortablement plus tard sans stresser. Mais là du jour au lendemain ? c'est du gros n'importe quoi !!
Quelle cochonnerie, bon sang !!!

Weekly Challenge #3 - Round-Up Post

Jul. 21st, 2017 09:55 pm
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Congratulations to our participants this week! :)

Drawesome's Weekly Challenge #3 - Song Lyric Prompt


Here's a round-up of all entries submitted for the Weekly Challenge #3: Song Lyric Prompt:

Previous Challenges:
  1. Weekly Challenge #1 - Squiggle Challenge | Round-Up Post
  2. Weekly Challenge #2 - Word Prompt: Villainous | Round-Up Post

As usual, these challenges remain open to later entries.

Look for a new weekly drawing challenge to be posted tomorrow!

[ SECRET POST #3852 ]

Jul. 21st, 2017 06:25 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3852 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 00 pages, 00 secrets from Secret Submission Post #551.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
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I still have to review Extra Virginity as well, but I actually liked that one, so it will take longer to compose….

One of the things I did get done yesterday between work, the ball game, and the Epic Sunburn, was finish a slim book of short stories called A City Equal to My Desire by James Sallis. This wasn’t a book that was recommended to me, which means I don’t have to feel bad about truly disliking it. I found it in a keyword search on the library website for books about ukuleles, and it has a short story called Ukulele And The World’s Pain, which admittedly was one of the better stories in the book despite still not being very good.

From what I can tell, he did pick the best story out of the book to develop into a novel, “Drive”, but it is very obviously unfinished in short-story form. Sallis has a couple of ongoing problems in the short story collection, one of which is that he tends to skip the vital information you need in order to know what the fuck is going on. And not in a “the blanks slowly get filled in” way, or in a “your imagination is more terrible” way (though there is a little of that) but just in a way where like…he says something that you understand to be vital to the story but which is missing context, then spends like a page describing the fucking diner someone’s sitting in, and by then any context forthcoming doesn’t get linked back. It’s like being in the middle of a paragraph when you hit the photo plates in an older book – yes the photos are very interesting thank you but I need to finish the thought you were sharing with me before I go back and look at them. I think maybe he thinks this is challenging the reader but it’s not, it’s just annoying and makes what are otherwise interesting premises totally opaque. I shouldn’t need to work this hard for a story about a hit man who decides not to kill a politician. 

If the book had a more cohesive theme in terms of the stories, it might be more readable – he clearly enjoys building worlds and then doesn’t quite know what to do with them once he’s built them, so if this was an entire book of “weird and different worlds” ala Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, I would buy in more fully and I think he would have put a little more elbow in. But it’s not. It’s mostly “here’s a really interesting world and a person living in squalor in it does something while being in it”. Also he appears to be fascinated by describing things that are shaped like pi. And a lot of times it feels like he read a wikipedia article on something and wanted to share some knowledge, so he just kind of built a half-assed story around his wikiwander. 

And all of this I would probably let go if say, it was something I was noticing in a fanfic writer, or someone who was just starting out, or someone I felt was genuinely trying to get a point across. But there’s this inexplicable sense of arrogance to the collection, a sort of smugness to it that in professional writers drives me up the goddamn wall. Stephen King sometimes falls into the same trap, where it feels like the author believes they don’t have to respect their readers because they are The Writer. 

The thing about volumes of short stories is that you keep reading it because sometimes there is a real gem. And there are one or two good stories in the volume, but I don’t know if they’re worth the rest of it. 

So my review I guess is mostly me being annoyed, but it boils down to “If you like short stories in the SFF Noir genre, give it a whirl, but if you’re bored with a story none of them get better, so feel free to skip to the next one.” 

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Jul. 21st, 2017 04:39 pm
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I didn't assign myself to learn German as a new year resolution because I already tried last year and failed, but since last January I've been doing steady on DuoLingo.com.
Today's lesson, on Numbers #2...
Die Antwort ist zweiundvierzig.
Yes it is indeed. So what are the odds that the sentence was generated randomly, versus some dork behind the site programmed it on purpose as an in-joke?

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