Stream of consciousness blogging

Feb. 19th, 2019 11:08 am
miss_s_b: Peter Falk as Columbo saying "just one more thing" (Fangirling: Columbo)
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- Linkspammer still broken, sorry about that.
- I kind of feel like I want to blog more than I have for ages, but I'm not really clear what about. It's like an itch. This is an attempt at scratching it. It's not really working. Maybe I ought to do another Liberalism 101 post.
- I've got to go to exercise class in a bit and I'm so wiped out after emotional roller coaster yesterday* and adrenaline rush of dentist terror** this morning that I really don't want to. I know it'll do me good though.
- Daughter is playing lots of Tetris99 since it came out and the music is properly embedding in my head.



* my brain decided that yesterday was a great time to press a whole bunch of self destruct buttons. Happily some of them didn't work.
** I really really hate going to the dentist. My actual dentist is lovely, but that doesn't, sadly, stop the soul-wrenching terror.

Call The Midwife Fans Promo

Feb. 19th, 2019 07:04 pm
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[community profile] call_the_midwife_fans is a new community that is dedicated to the BBC TV series Call The Midwife, which was inspired by the memoir by Jennifer Worth. The aim of the community is to provide fans of Call The Midwife a place to discuss the show (and books), participate in episode discussions/re-watches, and share fanworks etc!

I am also looking for some co-mods to help me run the community. So if you are interested, please let me know.

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Feb. 18th, 2019 04:00 pm
electric_heart: Titus holding his head with the word Drama! (Default)
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[32] Umbrella Academy Icons
[♥] Comments are love
No Need to credit these :D

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The new Independent Group

Feb. 18th, 2019 02:49 pm
miss_s_b: (Mood: Kill me)
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The Independent Group's statement of values is mostly a pile of centrist mush that very few people could disagree with, apart from the very first bit under "we believe", where they dog-whistle racists with stuff about how the first duty of government - the first duty, mark you - is to do whatever it takes to secure our borders against all those nasty immigrants. I would have thought the first duty of government is to look after its citizens, or maybe uphold the rule of law. There's also the wishy-washy (at best) commitment to international co-operation, including no mention whatsoever of remaining in the EU, which given how the group was formed seems... odd.

Whatever they are, they really, really aren't liberals.

I guess they're filling a gap in the market, which is fine, fair play to them. Sadly, the gap in the market they are filling is centre-left authoritarian, and the reason that is a gap that exists, and my party isn't already filling it, is because authoritarianism is the antithesis of Liberalism; no matter how much noise Our Glorious Leader makes about us being centrists and a movement for moderates, the first thing we are is Liberal. Or so I thought.

It was with dismay, then, this morning that I saw not only all our MPs, and the press office, and a bunch of leaders of council groups, falling over themselves to praise this new grouping, but also a lot of people whose opinions I had hitherto valued and trusted. Huge swathes of my party sucking up to these people like they're the best thing since sliced bread.

They're so brave and principled, they said.

A bunch of people not forming a political party but hiding behind a company so they don't have to reveal their funding are brave and principled.
A bunch of people who let that company be in the sole name of an MP who voted against same sex marriage and who is associated with gay cure "charities" are brave and principled.

Is it any wonder that people call us spineless?
Is it any wonder that people think we don't actually have any principles?
Is it any wonder people think we'll do anything for power when here we are giving these seven people a tongue-bath the likes of which the world has never seen?

We didn't even wait five minutes. We were straight in the with "ooooo you're so wonderful and brave and principled".

Well, sorry folks, but I think this emperor is stark bollock naked, and I'm genuinely disgusted at you all for not only refusing to say so, but for admiring the finery of his clothes.

[personal profile] sovay has a way with words

Feb. 18th, 2019 07:28 am
rydra_wong: The display board of a train reads "this train is fucked". (this train is fucked)
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I believe we were on Walnut Street over the commuter rail tracks when Rob said something about our government and I said, "Yeah, well, Mitch McConnell ripped his own spine out from between his shoulder blades three years ago and laid it at the feet of the neo-Nazis to use as a bridge, so I don't really care what he thinks."

Context is fuelled by barbecued meats and tiki drinks.
marinathena: Close-up of Eagle Marin, an Amazon from Saint Seiya (Marin's Face)
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Fandom: Saint Seiya
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Ophiuchus Shaina
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Digital
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] Dark-Vanessa (generally NSFW, although the specific piece I'm reccing here is definitely SFW)
Why this piece is awesome: The artist dresses and depicts Shaina in a way that's very similar to how Athena is usually portrayed, but with evident snake-related symbology added to her jewelry and her staff, which makes a significant difference. Although Shaina still also wears the original head piece from her Silver Cloth, here she looks like she either has become some sort of snake deity or is making the transition from Amazon to goddess. Both possibilities are awesome, and say a lot about the artist's creativity and passion for the character.
Link: Deviantart

25 Arrow + 70 Legion

Feb. 17th, 2019 12:17 am
alexia_drake: Cute kitten looking at colorful flowers (Random - Animal)
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25 Arrow: 7 Oliver Queen, 11 Felicity, 2 Oliver & Felicity
1 Thea, 2 Laurel Lance, 2 Floyd Lawton-Deadshot

70 Legion: 37 David aka Legion, 23 Syd, 10 David & Syd



- See the rest here -

This post also includes 55 Stock icons.

The Postal Pub is O P E N !

Feb. 16th, 2019 06:54 pm
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Do you like writing letters? Collecting stamps? Lusting over the latest fountain pens or greeting card line? Then [community profile] the_postal_pub is the Dreamwidth home for you! Join up and hang out with like-minded mail and stationery lovers.

New Umbrella Academy comm

Feb. 16th, 2019 11:17 pm
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[community profile] theumbrellaacademy is a new community for The Umbrella Academy! It's a general community, and while it’s mostly for the series we welcome discussions about the comics as well. As the show is newly on netflix, episode discussions will be under cut tags.

What’s welcome? Pretty much anything really! Episode discussions, icons, screencaps, gifs, thoughts on the comics, art or fics. Anything goes.



#Icon Dump 5 : Random

Feb. 17th, 2019 03:56 am
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See the rest - here

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Feb. 14th, 2019 07:50 pm
electric_heart: Angel and Buffy kissing (Buffy & Angel)
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[12] Titus Andromedon Icons
[♥] Comments are love
Credit if you snag

Fandom: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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More found Here @ [personal profile] electric_heart

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Feb. 14th, 2019 07:46 pm
electric_heart: Superman & Lois standing facing each other with a heart above their heads (Lois & Superman)
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Here's a TV fandom throw back

[28] BtVS Icons
[♥] Comments are Love
Credit if you snag

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body talk - a comment ficathon

Feb. 15th, 2019 12:03 am
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There's a comment ficathon in the style of Porn Battle going on here:



The prompting stage is done, but there's quite a few video game ones, including for FF:prompt list

Ron Howard's #20moviechallenge

Feb. 14th, 2019 08:40 am
miss_s_b: (Fangirling: Lee)
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I have actually completed a meme! For the last 20 days I have been posting a contextless, commentless picture from a movie once per day on twitter. The constraints were that the films had to mean something to you, and that you could only post a pic, no comment.

But you all knew I wouldn't be able to resist verbiage in the end, didn't you? So here is the list of films, the pictures I chose, and why I chose them.


1, 12 Angry Men (1957)

A still from the movie 12 angry men

This is actually a live broadcast television play-for-today type thing that was turned into a stage play, and then a film, rather than a film per se, and there's a bunch of versions of it that are worth seeing, but this is the canonical one for me. So tightly directed, so beautifully acted, especially by Jack Klugman (yes, Quincey). And because it's a teleplay adaptation you get that constraint in the number of sets and locations that just increases the claustrophobia.

I love the lighting, too. There's something about 50s black and white films, and the way they lit them... At the time colour was seen as garish and for fantastic movies; black and white was for realism and grit. So there are some beautiful noirish touches in the lighting on this which amplify the mood.

there's another 19 under here, so I'm going to cut to save your scrolling fingers, oh my f-list )

To be honest, I could have gone on for a lot longer than 20 days. Although those films all definitely mean something to me, it's not a list of my favourite films by any stretch. Only one musical? Whither Singin' In the Rain'? No Gremlins II: the New Batch? No Wrath of Khan? No Rocky Horror? No Flash Gordon? No Galaxy Quest? No Alan Rickman or Sheila Keith or Karl Urban? No Kubrick? No Rope or Rear Window or Psycho or Rebecca - no Hitchcock at all? etc. etc. But I expect you're probably glad I stopped when I did.
miss_s_b: Animated Viking shouts lots of words that originated in Viking language (Fangirling: Horrible Histories)
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cut for the squeamish )

But here is a benefit of polyamory: [personal profile] matgb offered to get me a glass of milk in between doing other stuff. After a bit I realise he has forgotten. [personal profile] magister comes up to say goodnight and I am pathetic at him till he goes to get me a glass of milk. Then we say goodnight and he goes to bed. Ten minutes later Mat comes upstairs with a glass of milk "OMG I'm sorry I totally forgot!"

I might be in huge amounts of pain, but I am a happy little milk addict.

Teyla in Atlantis by [personal profile] mific (G)

Feb. 13th, 2019 06:33 am
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Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Teyla Emmagan
Content Notes/Warnings: -
Medium: Watercolour, Indian ink
Artist on DW: [personal profile] mific, [archiveofourown.org profile] mific
Why this piece is awesome: I love Teyla and wish there was a lot more art for her. This art portrays a happy, radiant Teyla, the colours pop, and her hair is so so well done. I also love the stained glass background.
Link: Here on AO3
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[community profile] justcreate 

A place for crafters, artists, coders, and creators of any variety to share their projects. Weekly (or more) posts to sit down and create! Promote your on-going projects, livestreams, or recently finished works.


Whether you code, draw, stitch, vid, podcast, edit, or anything else, you're welcome! 
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[community profile] writerscafe is a no pressure writing community

Fridays are check-ins to share what you've been working on and anything interesting you've read or seen lately.

Sundays are virtual write-ins, a time to sit down and write with other writers. (Feel free to start one other days, any time you're writing)

Any sort of writing is welcome!


sixbeforelunch: artwork of the uss enterprise ncc-1701 (trek - enterprise art)
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The Fixed Point (2108 words) by sixbeforelunch
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ian Andrew Troi I/Lwaxana Troi
Characters: Ian Troi, Lwaxana Troi
Additional Tags: Time Travel, Ethical Dilemmas
Summary:

Cadet Ian Troi meets the woman he's going to marry.



Also available to read on DW
mific: (Handmaid's tale)
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Fandom: The Handmaid's Tale (TV)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Offred
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: Digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: amelia-wilde on DA
Why this piece is awesome: More gorgeous handmaid red in this artwork. I love the contrast of Offred alone being different. A great composition and likeness. 
Link: nolite te bastardes carborundorum
ceares: cookie all grown up (Default)
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Fandom:Orphan Black
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Rachel Duncan
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA
Why this piece is awesome: Rachel starts off as a super villainous villain and quickly becomes one of the most complex and tragic clones. The artist takes something that has particular meaning to Rachel and turns it into a a lovely, stylized externalization of some of the reasons Rachel is as she is.
Link: The Why of Rachel Duncan

Felix Dawkins by Super-Cute(SFW)

Feb. 10th, 2019 12:52 am
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Fandom:Orphan Black
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Felix Dawkins
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA
Why this piece is awesome: Continuing my favorite clone/orphan black character list with Felix. The artist has a cartoony portrait style that I envy and does such a wonderful job of capturing the essence of Felix's conflicting experiences being the "brother sestra" of a growing number of clones, here with his almost melancholy expression and play of shadow and light from the clone genetic sequence.
Link: Felix Dawkins

Text Icons

Feb. 9th, 2019 10:06 pm
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Here are 40 more text icons, 28 still and 12 animated.

Samples:

 11  33  

See the rest HERE @ [personal profile] dhamphir  

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Feb. 9th, 2019 01:16 pm
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156 | star☆twinkle pretty cure


156 icons @ [community profile] insomniatic.

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