How to Fandom on Your Birthday

Sep. 22nd, 2017 01:50 pm
garrideb: Carol and Wanda flying together (Default)
[personal profile] garrideb
First of all, a vid rec for a Zoë Washburne (Firefly) fanvid: It Is Always Heavier Than You Thought

Secondly, it is my birthday! I am 32. I've got some plans to hang out with friends after work tonight, but I'd also like to do something fandom-y to celebrate. Should I make a couple fandom secrets, something I haven't done in a year or so? Or should I write some self-indulgent fic? Or should I work on the vid that is my current fandom priority so I can feel good about making progress on my birthday?

What are you all up to?

black emporium letter

Sep. 22nd, 2017 10:02 am
sunspot: we have offended the heavens. aren't you the least bit excited? (excited for this atrocity)
[personal profile] sunspot
Dear Creator:

[in progress]

Highlander Exchange

Sep. 19th, 2017 10:15 am
muccamukk: Joe in front of Notre Dame Cathedral (HL: Joe in Paris)
[personal profile] muccamukk
Anyone know if this is running this year, and if it'll be on LJ? And if it is on LJ if people who deleted their LJs can participate?

ETA: [community profile] hlh_shortcuts. And it will be run entirely on DW. Last year sign ups started end of September. I really rec this fest as it's extremely welcoming and the mod is great.

Meme Answers

Sep. 18th, 2017 10:12 pm
muccamukk: Matt, arms spread wide, wearing a red shirt that says "I'm Not Dare Devil" with a candy-strpe cane with mistletoe on end (Marvel: Not Daredevil)
[personal profile] muccamukk
Character List
1. Amanda (Highlander)
2. Boromir (The Lord of the Rings)
3. Colleen Wing (Daughters of the Dragon)
4. Doc Holliday (Wynonna Earp)
5. Éowyn (The Lord of the Rings)
6. Jefferson Jackson (Legends of Tomorrow)
7. Joe Dawson (Highlander)
8. Kaulder (The Last Witch Hunter)
9. Misty Knight (Daughters of the Dragon)
10. Murderbot (All Systems Red)
11. Nala (Sinbad 2012)
12. Sara Lance (Legends of Tomorrow)
13. Sinbad (Sinbad 2012)
14. Wynonna Earp (Wynonna Earp)
15. Xavier Dolls (Wynonna Earp)

The questions: )

Kindle?

Sep. 18th, 2017 07:58 pm
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[personal profile] settiai
Out of curiosity, is anyone interested in a Kindle Paperwhite. It's the previous edition, so it's not the latest one, but it still works perfectly fine. Pretty much the only time that I use it nowadays is when I'm traveling via plane, which I don't see happening any time soon since I don't plan on going back to Tennessee for the holidays this year. So since my checking account is still somewhat lighter than I'd like, I thought that I'd at least see if anyone might want one.

I also still have quite a few things available in the virtual garage sale post that I put up several weeks ago. And I'm very much willing to haggle when it comes to listed prices, if you're interested in anything.

(Oh, and for those of you who donated to my Ko-fi page and requested fic, it's coming! The last few weeks have been absolutely hell, which deserves its own post, but things are calming down and I actually have time to breathe again.)

WorldCon San Jose

Sep. 18th, 2017 11:28 am
marinarusalka: Wasp from Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Avengers EMH: Wasp)
[personal profile] marinarusalka
Just went and bought my membership, yay!

I haven't been to a con in ages, let alone a WorldCon, but this one is local to me and a bunch of people I know are coming, so I figured I had no excuse for not going.
muccamukk: General Organa looking up. (SW: The General)
[personal profile] muccamukk
Title: A Pause Between Bullet Points
Fandom: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 600
Notes: Written for [community profile] ladiesbingo square: Character Death (referring here to Han).
Summary: Leia is busy; Rey needs advice.

Totally not written for another fest before I realised it hit a couple big DNWs, nope.

Meme

Sep. 17th, 2017 12:24 pm
muccamukk: Vala lying listlessly in the middle of a ruin. Text: "Bored Now." (SG-1: Bored Now)
[personal profile] muccamukk
Still can't work out the bandwidth leak. I thought it was just my computer, but Nenya's is doing it when I use it. Could it somehow be firefox? *HANDS*


Meme from Selena K:
1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your f-list to post questions in the comments. For example: "One, nine, and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", "Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?"

3) After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.



I can't believe it's my first year back to yuletide since 2013, and I got sucked into wank. Twice. Anyway. Whatever.

???

Sep. 14th, 2017 07:29 pm
muccamukk: Martha looking exasperated. Text: "sigh". (DW: -sighs-)
[personal profile] muccamukk
Something in our system is haemorrhaging bandwidth, and since we have a fixed amount a day which cuts us off for a day if we run over it, we may not be online much until we figure out what the fuck is going on.

I'm gong to pull the plug before my last 76MB vanish for no reason.

Trick-or-Treat Exchange 2017

Sep. 13th, 2017 10:06 pm
cookinguptales: Mabel and Waddles in their cool shades back to back (bffs)
[personal profile] cookinguptales
This is my letter for 2017's Trick-or-Treat Exchange. A lil late, but still good!

Fandoms include: Heathers The Musical, Aviary Attorney, Kingdom Hearts, The Great Mouse Detective, The Sexy Brutale, Death of a Shadow, The Exorcist (TV), Doris & Mary-Anne Are Breaking Out of Prison, Little Witch Academia

Read more... )

Dear Trick or Treater: (2017)

Sep. 12th, 2017 05:36 pm
muccamukk: Gregory Peck looks up prayerfully. (Christian: Say a little prayer)
[personal profile] muccamukk
Thank you so much for making me a gift! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with these my favourite characters (They can totally all be my favourite at the same time!) So uh, long letter is long, please feel free to mix and match prompts, or pick something off my like list and ignore the rest, or throw it away and go with your own idea for these characters (did I mention they're my favourites?)

Likes and DNWs: )

The Almighty Johnsons )

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV) )

The Guns of Navarone (1961) )

The Murderbot Diaries - Martha Wells )

The Reckoning (2003) )

Sinbad )

Twelve O'Clock High (1949) )

Wynonna Earp (TV) )

Whew! You made it to the end! Please remember that these are just suggestions, and what I'm interested in most is what you want to make. Also, there are more prompts for a lot of these characters in my letters tag or over at fandom giftbox.

Help!

Sep. 11th, 2017 11:42 am
muccamukk: Girl sitting on a forest floor, reading a book and surrounded by towers of more books. (Books: So Many Books)
[personal profile] muccamukk
I am, for reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture, looking for the most depressing thing written in England in the 1860s-1890s.

I'm talking about like a grim dark novel on the devastation of industrialism, a report on the conditions of life in Whitechaple, Published letters about the status of women in Ireland, Top Five Things Wrong With Empire: A Pamphlet. It can be condemning bad things happening, or from the point of view of the people doing the bad things who don't care. Either way, Something that one would read and feel like hiding under a blanket with tea was really the only thing to be done against the overwhelming horror of life.

Under 200 pages would be ideal, since I'm going to have to read this in a hurry.

More fun in Alaska

Sep. 10th, 2017 04:39 pm
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[personal profile] marinarusalka
Yesterday I went to the Chena Hot Springs Resort, which is known for, duh, its hot springs. But first I visited its ice museum, which was very cool (in both senses of the word). It had an ice bar where you can drink an appletini out of an ice glass, how cool is that? Then I went and soaked in the outdoor hot spring, which has got to be one of the most relaxing things I've ever done. I considered signing up for a massage while I was there, but decided that if I got any more relaxed I wouldn't be able to drive back, so I just had dinner at their (very nice) restaurant and headed back to Fairbanks.

Today I was signed up for a dog-mushing ride in an ATV (all-terrain vehicle), but it got cancelled because the weather was too warm. But the owner said hey, feel free to come by and hang out for a bit and meet the dogs, so that's what I did. I ended up hanging out for over an hour, because every single one of the dogs wanted to be petted, and how could I possibly say no? Will try for a ride again next Saturday, assuming the weather gets cooler.

11 pics after the cut )

Frank Turner Concert IV

Sep. 10th, 2017 02:00 pm
garrideb: Carol and Wanda flying together (Default)
[personal profile] garrideb
Last week I had my fourth Frank Turner concert (first and third concert reports here)! It was held at Breese Stevens Field, an outdoor repurposed athletic field venue which I had never been to before. Luckily the weather was beautiful -- warm with clear skies and a slight breeze. There were vendors set up around the perimeter of the field selling food, drink and crafts along with the traditional concert merch. I bought a Frank Turner hoodie.

The headliner was Jason Isbell, a country folk rock singer that Jen introduced me to, and who also appears in Frank Turner's video for Love Forty Down as his tennis opponent:



I listened to Jason's two most recent albums in preparation for the concert, and grew quite fond of them, despite them being much more country than my tastes usually run. Here are my favorites so far:

Hope the High Road
If We Were Vampires
White Man's World
How to Forget

So Frank and a band called Communist Daughter were the openers, but Frank had a nice, long set. And it was nice to see a lot of people who were at the show for Jason and who were unfamiliar with Frank get to experience him for the first time. One woman near us was particularly blown away and was taking about how impressed she was afterwards.

We had sprung for the "gold circle" tickets, which meant we could be right up against the stage. We chose to sit and drink cider until Frank's set started, at which point we stood so we could jump and dance along, and so I could get closer for pictures.

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At one point Frank complained about the sunlight in his eyes, so a band member slipped some sunglasses onto his face. They lasted all of 15 seconds before Frank's bouncing knocked them off.

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We sat back down and split a bottle of moscato while waiting for Jason to come on, but stood back up shortly after he started. It turned out the sparrow and anchor backdrop lit up and changed colors, which was quite beautiful. His lighting and staging was all really great.

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His wife Amanda is also a talented musician and she accompanied him with strings and vocals. It was a really nice show. I know outdoor venues are a gamble, but I'd happily go back to Breese Stevens Field. Also, I plan to keep going to Frank concerts as long as he keeps stopping in Madison, Milwaukee, and/or Chicago.

Seriously?

Sep. 10th, 2017 12:10 pm
settiai: (Coconuts -- settiai)
[personal profile] settiai
Question: has anyone else had an issue with the USPS returning packages that they've mailed, claiming that the address is incorrect when it's not?

I've had this happen multiple times, usually when I'm mailing out several packages at the same time. It doesn't happen regularly, by any means, but it happens enough that it's starting to get more than a little annoying. And it just happened again, because a package that I mailed out from my last virtual garage sale post was returned to me yesterday.

Could it have to do with the something that my local post office is doing, when they're inputting information for the various barcodes and such that are then put on the package? That's the only thing I can think of to explain why it's happened several times, but I'm not entirely certain how exactly scanning packages works with the USPS.

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