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2016 vs. 2003, oh Dom, never change!

Oct. 16th, 2016 | 04:33 am

Posted in full on my tumblr via http://ift.tt/2edLYvu on October 12, 2016 at 08:15PM

2016-10 Dom at Sitges PR for Pet_001.jpg03-10 dom c4 my pic.jpg

2016-10 Dom at Sitges PR 
 Dom at Collectormania Milton Keynes, 2003, by @msilverstar

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Sad news about Kassie/ethrosdemon/syncope/Kassandra Sims

Oct. 1st, 2016 | 04:02 am

Posted on tumblr via http://ift.tt/2dyoFw1 on September 30, 2016 at 08:20PM

RT [personal profile] eyebrowofdoom:

I learned today that Kassie/ethrosdemon died on 27 September 2016.

It sounds there won’t be any kind of public memorial type stuff happening. Information (there is very little) is here:


ETA slightly more info here http://ift.tt/2cIfR0v


I knew her originally from Buffy, then later Lotrips, then CW (Smallville/Supernatural) - she was a key early founder of fannish infrastructure in the Supernatural fandom. Did not know her well but always enjoyed exchanging comments. She was sharp and hilarious, and her fic (both fan fic and published pro fic) was wonderful.

I’m also feeling sad about the dispersal of the livejournal fandom diaspora and how we have not been able to maintain anything like the kind of cohesion we used to have there. Feel like there is almost no one left on deck to do the kind of public mourning we used to do. IF I DIE, YOU GUYS HAD BETTER NEVER STOP POSTING ABOUT ME FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU (ok?).

ping @sharpestrose

x-post http://ift.tt/2cIeTS8
Ethrosdemon was really nice to newbies like me back in the day, and we were talking US culture and politics on her LJ just last month.  I’ll miss her. Also, not a memorial: http://fanlore.org/wiki/Ethrosdemon

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Hillary (Edmund) miniseries, Dean O'Gorman

Sep. 13th, 2016 | 07:43 am

Posted in full on my tumblr (via http://ift.tt/2cJiTTt) on September 12, 2016 at 10:58PM

“Hillary” 1x03 (via kseniyasurvivor:)
Maybe I’m just partial (who am I kidding, of course I’m partial, it’s Dean O’Gorman), but George Lowe, the sidekick who didn’t get to the top of Everest, is more interesting than Edmund Hillary as such. 

For those in New Zealand: Hillary miniseries on TVNZ

for the rest of us, try LoungeLobby

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(Moar fandom!)The Poldark TV second season started in the UK,...

Sep. 5th, 2016 | 07:32 am

Posted in full on my tumblr via http://ift.tt/2bNv7hd on September 05, 2016 at 12:21AM
(Moar fandom!)

The Poldark TV second season started in the UK, and instead of London, they had the premiere in Cornwall, where the series is filmed and set.  Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Jack Farthing (who plays the villain Warleggen).

Photo via the amazing Poldark Cast - 9/04/16 [115 HQ Tagless Photos] from the amazing farfarawaysite!

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things I should have known already

Sep. 5th, 2016 | 07:32 am

Posted in full on my tumblr via http://ift.tt/2bNfeSX on September 04, 2016 at 09:34PM
just my personal stuff
  • two bottles of hard cider in 4 hours makes me tipsy
  • my ID number has the same numbers repeating a lot
  • after decades, turns out that my husband’s neck is an amazing erogenous zone
  • I am a dork and forgot that we’re both saving for retirement, together, so I don’t have to panic just yet
  • my constant existential despair in the last two weeks coincides with going off Gabapentin. Might just be correlation, but I’m starting it up again for sure.
  • How the hell do I know if I’m Kegelling successfully?

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things english speakers know, but...

Sep. 4th, 2016 | 07:58 pm

Posted in full on my tumblr via http://ift.tt/2bMjBgZ on September 04, 2016 at 12:28PM


things english speakers know, but don’t know we know.


Really, I had never noticed that before!  I guess all the reading as a kid made e understand it, Surprising small new unexpected English language information…  But linguists have!  Big bad modifier order post at Language Log

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Oh Say Can You See Slaves

Sep. 4th, 2016 | 07:58 pm

Posted in full on my tumblr via http://ift.tt/2bMiUEk on September 04, 2016 at 11:11AM



this is true.

What’s funny is that I’m not surprised

The article lays down some insightful history about the origin of the national anthem, I recommend reading it to everyone

No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

“The Star-Spangled Banner,” Americans hazily remember, was written by Francis Scott Key about the Battle of Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of 1812. But we don’t ever talk about how the War of 1812 was a war of aggression that began with an attempt by the U.S. to grab Canada from the British Empire.

However, we’d wildly overestimated the strength of the U.S. military. By the time of the Battle of Fort McHenry in 1814, the British had counterattacked and overrun Washington, D.C., setting fire to the White House.

And one of the key tactics behind the British military’s success was its active recruitment of American slaves. As a detailed 2014 article in Harper’sexplains, the orders given to the Royal Navy’s Admiral Sir George Cockburn read:

Let the landings you make be more for the protection of the desertion of the Black Population than with a view to any other advantage. … The great point to be attained is the cordial Support of the Black population. With them properly armed & backed with 20,000 British Troops, Mr. Madison will be hurled from his throne.

Whole families found their way to the ships of the British, who accepted everyone and pledged no one would be given back to their “owners.” Adult men were trained to create a regiment called the Colonial Marines, who participated in many of the most important battles, including the August 1814 raid on Washington.

Then on the night of September 13, 1814, the British bombarded Fort McHenry. Key, seeing the fort’s flag the next morning, was inspired to write the lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”


This is written from an outside POV, history they didn’t teach in my school

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tags for "arranged"

Aug. 22nd, 2016 | 11:48 pm

Posted in full on my tumblr via http://ift.tt/2baD94v on August 21, 2016 at 06:47PM



Wait, what?

Oh this is GREAT!  I love that video (the Tetris song is engraved in my brain) and there are 5 fics in this fandom on AO3, see the tag: A Complete History of the Soviet Union as Told by a Humble Worker Arranged to the Melody of Tetris cross-posted at http://msilverstar.dreamwidth.org/510555.html

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Wake Me Up [multifandom vid] by Scribe & fiercynn

Aug. 15th, 2016 | 12:24 am

Posted in full on my tumblr via http://ift.tt/2bvYlS8 on August 14, 2016 at 05:17PM
[tumblr.com profile] fiercynn

password: awake

Wake Me Up [multifandom vid]
by Scribe and fiercynn

Fandoms: Futurama, Doctor Who, Supergirl, The Matrix, The Wizard of Oz, Supernatural, Stargate Atlantis, Inception, Smallville, The Flash, Merlin, Demolition Man, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Cracked.com, Firefly, Sleepy Hollow, Xena: Warrior Princess, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (movies), Life on Mars (UK), 28 Days Later, The Walking Dead, Community, Waking Life, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Hannibal, Snow White & the Huntsman, Maleficent, House M.D., Over the Garden Wall, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vanilla Sky, Star Trek Into Darkness, Om Shanti Om, The Lord of the Rings, Torchwood, Elementary, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Killjoys, Sense8, Quantico

Content Notes: technically mild violence, major character death and suicidal imagery, but none of the characters actually die in canon (or, they’re resurrected)

Notes: made for Club Vivid 2016 at @vividconofficial. Thanks to bessyboo, marianas, feedingonwind, and pearwaldorf for helping us source!

Comment and/or download here or at AO3!

OMG so much this!


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Karl Urban and John Cho on alternate Star Trek role

Aug. 6th, 2016 | 07:26 am

Posted in full at my tumblr via iftt on August 06, 2016 at 12:07AM, an animated gif by [tumblr.com profile] taraljc

Q: If you didn&quot;t play Bones and Sulu, what role would you want? Uhura (both)
Karl: Oh my gosh they high-five

Some interview:
Q: If you didn't play Bones and Sulu, what role would you want?

Karl Urban and John Cho, at the same time: Uhura

They look at each other. Karl says Oh my gosh.

They high five.

[tumblr.com profile] taraljc says, I now mentally refer to both of them as Nerdface.

If this is fanservice, I'm all for it!

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