Sidetracks - March 23, 2017

Mar. 23rd, 2017 07:02 am
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Sidetracks is a collaborative project featuring various essays, videos, reviews, or other Internet content that we want to share with each other. All past and current links for the Sidetracks project can be found in our Sidetracks tag.


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So, the latest Wonder Woman trailer is out and I have watched it approximately twenty times.

Just look at it.



Here are just five things I love about this new trailer for one of my most anticipated cinema events of 2017. Wonder Woman is going to be in a movie, everyone!

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Mid-March prompt:

Mar. 22nd, 2017 12:51 am
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Sincere apologies for missing the 15th with the new prompt - last week was ... definitely a week. Back on track and hoping to stay that way! The previous prompt is now closed to new entries.

The new prompt is:
Flight


Next prompt will be posted on April 1!

Rules in brief:

1. All Star Wars canons are welcome, as are non-fic fills. Anonymous fills are fine.

2. Post your fic in a comment to this entry or post it elsewhere and link to it. Headers/warnings are not required, but are suggested. New canon (new episodes, comics, etc) should have spoiler warnings for a week, and after that, no warnings are needed.

Flashmeme collection on AO3 (feel free to add your fills!)
Full rules post
DW formatting help for making italics etc if you post your fic in a comment

Let's Get Literate! February Reading

Mar. 21st, 2017 05:37 pm
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Winter releases this time around felt a little subdued. I don't know if that's because of politics or whether it's saying something about the books coming out. In February there were some hyped releases, like The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley (which I had to tap out of) and A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (I still need to read the second book), but otherwise I didn't feel the same energetic push for other titles that I'm used to. Of course, I'm behind on the brand spanking new because what is time management (I don't know, even having read a time management self-help book). Read more... )

This Week in Fandom, Volume 44

Mar. 21st, 2017 01:56 pm
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This Week in Fandom: Race, ethnicity, and nationality in media and fandom. Plus, March Madness and Fifty Shadeas wine (really): https://goo.gl/ouiewq

Atlantis, by WH Auden

Mar. 21st, 2017 01:00 pm
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Being set on the idea
  Of getting to Atlantis,
You have discovered of course
  Only the Ship of Fools is
Making the voyage this year,
As gales of abnormal force
  Are predicted, and that you
  Must therefore be ready to
Behave absurdly enough
  To pass for one of The Boys
At least appearing to love
  Hard liquor, horseplay and noise.

Should storms, as may well happen,
  Drive you to anchor a week
In some old harbour-city
  Of Ionia, then speak
With her witty scholars, men
Who have proved there cannot be
  Such a place as Atlantis:
  Learn their logic, but notice
How their subtlety betrays
  A simple enormous grief;
Thus, they shall teach you the ways
  To doubt that you may believe.

If, later, you run aground
  Among the headlands of Thrace
Where with torches all night long
  A naked barbaric race
Leaps frenziedly to the sound
Of conch and dissonant gong:
  On that stony savage shore
  Strip off your clothes and dance, for
Unless you are capable
  Of forgetting completely
About Atlantis, you will
  Never finish your journey.

Again, should you come to gay
  Carthage or Corinth, take part
In their endless gaiety;
  And if in some bar a tart,
As she strokes your hair, should say
"This is Atlantis, dearie,"
  Listen with attentiveness
  To her life-story: unless
You become acquainted now
  With each refuge that tries to
Counterfeit Atlantis, how
  Will you recognise the true?

Assuming you beach at last
  Near Atlantis, and begin
The terrible trek inland
  Through squalid woods and frozen
Tundras where all are soon lost;
If, forsaken then, you stand,
  Dismissal everywhere
  Stone and snow, silence and air,
Remember the noble dead
  And honour the fate you are
Travelling and tormented,
  Dialectic and bizarre.

Stagger onward rejoicing;
  And even then if, perhaps
Having actually got
  To the last col, you collapse
With all Atlantis gleaming
Below you yet you cannot
  Descend, you should still be proud
  Even to have been allowed
Just to peep at Atlantis
  In a poetic vision:
Give thanks and lie down in peace,
  Having seen your salvation.

All the little household gods
  Have started crying, but say
Good-bye now, and put to sea.
  Farewell, dear friend, farewell: may
Hermes, master of the roads
And the four dwarf Kabiri,
  Protect and serve you always;
  And may the Ancient of Days
Provide for all you must do
  His invisible guidance
Lifting up, friend, up on you
  The light of His countenance.

Vividcon Auction 2017: the vidders!

Mar. 21st, 2017 06:11 am
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Here are the five vidders participating in this year's Vividcon Vidder Auction, ready and willing to work with you!

The auction starts this Saturday March 25, and ends at 11:59pm US eastern time on Saturday April 1. (A link to the auction form will be provided on opening day.)

Alphabetically, your vidders are:

1. Aurum Calendula  )
2. Franzeska )
3. Grammarwoman )
4. kiki_miserychic )
5. sweetestdrain )

Please spread this announcement far and wide, feel free to get together with like-minded friends to pool your bidding funds, and dream up the vids you'd love to see! \o/

The Sea Is History by Derek Walcott

Mar. 17th, 2017 06:24 pm
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RIP Derek Walcott, 1930-2017. He published this poem in 2007.

Where are your monuments, your battles, martyrs?
Where is your tribal memory? Sirs,
in that grey vault. The sea. The sea
has locked them up. The sea is History.

First, there was the heaving oil,
heavy as chaos;
then, like a light at the end of a tunnel,

the lantern of a caravel,
and that was Genesis.
Then there were the packed cries,
the shit, the moaning:

Exodus. )

Photobucket

Mar. 17th, 2017 02:41 pm
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Thanks to everyone who let us know that Photobucket images were not loading properly on some pages. The problem seemed to be mostly limited to HTTPS requests; Dreamwidth maintains a list of known high-traffic image sites that support HTTPS, so that our secure content proxy service doesn't cache them unnecessarily. Unfortunately Photobucket seems to have recently changed their site configuration such that HTTPS requests aren't being served as expected, and we've now taken it out of our list of "proxy-exempt" sites.

If you continue to have issues, make sure you're not using HTTPS Photobucket links. It's a bit counterintuitive, but if you use HTTP instead, it will be automatically transformed on our end to an HTTPS link that uses p.dreamwidth.org.

Hope that clears everything up for now! Let us know if it doesn't...
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Adventures Elsewhere collects our reviews, guest posts, articles, and other content we've spread across the Internet recently! See what we've been up in our other projects. :D


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Transformative Works and Cultures


“This issue of Transformative Works and Cultures seeks to address that perceived gap in the fan studies literature by extensively engaging with the Sherlockian fandom that dates back to the 1890s. The essays in this issue shed additional light on the explosion of the fandom by taking a look backward, examining Sherlock Holmes fandoms (for they are all fandoms) through the lens of historical context or with an eye to the fandoms' sometimes fraught cultural divisions.”

Transformative Works and Culture's issue 23 is out, and it's all about Sherlock Holmes fans & fandoms, from historical to present day. Share your favorite articles! https://goo.gl/bOEODC

The Lending Shelf of My Dreams

Mar. 14th, 2017 01:20 am
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Today, I'm doing a collaboration project with Jenny, Claire, and Chelsea! They'll have posts/videos up at their projects today, so definitely check them out.

I was super happy when they all agreed to come do this with me, because there's nothing I like more than ~seducing~ people into reccing books. My tombstone, probably: "She really liked recs. Like, really." There's an art to recommending books: figuring out your audience, trying to remember what books you've read, and deciding which they might take to. So recs can be pretty specific to each individual, but there are some books that you lie in wait with for every reccing opportunity available...just in case. I wondered: if I had a shelf with extra copies of ten books only for lending to people, regardless of their tastes, what books would I stock?

This is that list. Read more... )

Be sure to check out Jenny, Claire, and Chelsea! I'm sure their lists will be GREAT, and then after you've seen all the lists you'll be inspired to make your own and you'll @ me on Twitter to tell me about it...right? #seduction

Reminder--seeking volunteer vidders!

Mar. 14th, 2017 09:17 am
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Hey there, vidders! Whether you've ever attended Vividcon or never attended Vividcon, we would love to have you jump on board this year's Vividcon vidder auction!

Check the auction post for details, but basically it's, "I'd like to make a vid for someone who wants one!", and then we auction your skills off to an interested party, and you partner up with them to come up with whatever vid best suits you both.

Please comment here or email me at dorindafandom@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to participate!

VividCon 2017 programming!

Mar. 12th, 2017 07:22 pm
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We have panels! We have vidshows! We have VIVIDCON 2017 PROGRAMMING!

Themed Vidshows )

Panels )

Fandom Panels )

Two-Hour Vidshow / Panel Combos )

The Usual Suspects )

The Orange by Wendy Cope

Mar. 11th, 2017 03:13 pm
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At lunchtime I bought a huge orange—
The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave—
They got quarters and I got a half.

And that orange, it made me so happy,
As ordinary things often do
Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park.
This is peace and contentment. It's new.

The rest of the day was quite easy.
I did all the jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over. 
I love you. I'm glad I exist. 

Sidetracks - March 10, 2017

Mar. 10th, 2017 10:10 am
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Sidetracks is a collaborative project featuring various essays, videos, reviews, or other Internet content that we want to share with each other. All past and current links for the Sidetracks project can be found in our Sidetracks tag.


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February 2017 Newsletter, Volume 110

Mar. 10th, 2017 10:18 am
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