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Signal Boost: Guardian meta-meta: Censorship and Homosexuality in China

Feb. 10th, 2019 | 09:40 pm

[personal profile] naye posted: Guardian meta-meta: Censorship and Homosexuality in China

Guardian and Censorship
A recap of what happened this summer: Guardian did fantastic streaming on Youku - getting 1.8 billion views from its start June 13th until it finished at the end of July. And then, on August 2nd, it disappeared. The show's official Weibo account was similarly shut down. There was no word why this had happened, except of course - censorship.



I wish I knew what to say, I'm sad people are censored and punished, fans and actors both.

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SignalBoost✔ bookmarklet

Feb. 6th, 2019 | 08:54 pm

the previous quote/link brought to you by SignalBoost (using a slightly improved version from a comment):

[personal profile] melannen posted: Signal Boost: SignalBoost✔ bookmarklet

All you do is log in to DW, go to the page you want to signal boost, highlight any text you want to quote, and then click on the bookmarklet. If it's access-locked, you'll get a pop-up warning you and asking you if you want to continue. On any other webpage, it will automatically redirect to the DW posting window.

To set it up, make a new bookmark, and copy-paste the following as the URL:



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Signal Boost: Cheap Big Media Hosting - A Guide

Feb. 6th, 2019 | 08:49 pm

Note: this is specifically about Big Media with big traffic, mainly popular fanvids. I think there are easier ways to get simple image hosting

[personal profile] absolutedestiny posted: Cheap Big Media Hosting - A Guide

helpful to people who:
  • Create fan art that needs hosting before being able to post on ao3 or other places (images, videos, audio files etc)

  • Need a place they can upload those media files that isn't youtube etc where take-downs are automated

  • Is the cheapest trustworthy place I can find (like, for a lot of you this might be effectively free)

  • Doesn't require training as a sysadmin to set it up

  • Allows porn (backblaze just say nothing illegal, bunnyCDN specifically say they allow it as long as it's legal)



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SignalBoost✔ bookmarklet for Dreamwidth

Jan. 27th, 2019 | 12:00 pm

This is great, I like the ease of reblogging in Tumblr, and this seems to give a lot of the same feeling

[personal profile] melannen posted: Signal Boost: SignalBoost✔ bookmarklet

All you do is log in to DW, go to the page you want to signal boost, highlight any text you want to quote, and then click on the bookmarklet.



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LOTR Cast photos - mostly Dom and Billy

Dec. 24th, 2018 | 10:29 am

03-10 dom c4 my pic.jpg
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Spamming photos - LOTR album 2

Dec. 24th, 2018 | 10:22 am









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Spamming my photo album before it goes away - LOTR cast album 1

Dec. 24th, 2018 | 10:16 am

I'm not sure what club this is, not the San Lorenzo colors, maybe Spanish?
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oh wow the lotrips fanfic feeeeeelings

Oct. 2nd, 2018 | 09:47 am

AirgiodSLV and lalejandra are posting their mid-2000s Lotrips fic and it's all good but some of it's wrenching to for me to read now. Such good writing I sometimes have to go and have a little cry.

And I am very glad they are doing well, and most of my other friends have found harbors, and even our actors are OK: practically no reports of arrogance and none that I've heard of alcohol or drug addiction.

I LOVE YOU ALL.

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It can happen here.

Jun. 28th, 2018 | 10:30 pm

[personal profile] executrix has a surprisingly positive point:

all those times we said, why didn't they just stop Hitler? Well, we have a do-over and we can get it right this time!

And all I've been able to do is donate, because my city, county and state are reliably Democratic. I feel even more helpless.

So I have a proposition. Anyone who lives in a red state or red district, I will personally support you in resisting the Republicans. You can make a difference!  I will figuratively hold your hand if you
  • call, email and/or postal mail your Senators & Representative (and I have a private idea about that).
  • help people sign up to vote, most everyone is pro-voting
  • put up a yard or window sign, or a bumper sticker -- scary but even a few people doing that change the dynamic, makes others believe that there is hope. 
  • post on Facebook - doesn't have to be all the time, doesn't have to be liberal screeds, just not Trump/Republicans
  • find a local Democratic group and call/text people for them
  • knock on doors (pre-selected for not committed to Trumpvision). Doing it in the next town or county might be less scary.   This is known to be a huge factor in winning elections
  • talk to friends, neighbors and relatives, gently, providing a progressive view of things. Especially Independents. I will find you some reasonable talking points!  Huge
I will be happy to call you, text you, IM you while you are doing this, I will cheer you on. I will go on Facebook and like your post.  I I will send you gas money if you want to go and knock on doors. I  will do anything to help you resist this literal fascjsm. Please let me?

Note to people in other countries: I will do the same for you, resisting authoritarians everywhere.

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watching a lot of tv these days

May. 6th, 2018 | 03:12 am

Brooklyn Nine Nine! family happy show! we are up to date, which is a little sad, but also happy that they are going through with the wedding with sentiment but also unexpected (expected) twists


I'm going to cancel acorn.tv soon, so I'm going through and watching stuff
  • The Clinic -- is an Irish soap opera, but fun, with Chris O'Dowd (of course), but also Aidan Turner in a pastel yellow jumper, which is adorable
  • Love, Lies and Records -- comedy with some drama, I liked the parts about the Records Office best, as anyone who knows me will understand
  • Delicious - Dawn French and Emelia Fox, reluctant collaborators on a restaurant, gorgeous Cornish scenery, family comedy
  • No Offense -- interesting police procedural in the Midlands, two female leads I liked it until the very end when it became about yet another brilliant psycho killer and his schemes (which I hate)
  • Girlfriends -- surprising twists there, and and all about middle-aged women, which I enjoy very much
  • The Good Karma Hospital -- despite the cover image, the main character is a desi pediatrician escaping to India, which changes the dynamic for the better
  • Raised By Wolves -- I like the snappy dialog and am still trying to figure out why and with whom Della had all those kids: theories, anyone?
  • Restless -- weird structure, set back and forth in the 1940s/1970s, glossy design, gorgeous Hayley Atwell spying in WWII, the more modern part is not as good
  • Mayday - Twin Peaks-esque take on murder in an English Village, meh
  • Murder in Suburbia -- relatively light, with two female leads including Caroline Catz (from Doc Martin), police semi-procedural comedy, everything nicely tied up every episode
  • East West 101 -- South Asian police investigator in Sydney, heavy on the immigrant aspects, a bit fraught and angsty
  • The Last Days of Chez Nous -- best part is baby Miranda Otto
  • Alibi -- not sure if I'll keep watching, if so, it will be just be for Sophie Okonedo
  • Vera -- I like the older woman but it's all about family, every time, and I'd rather have variety
  • Second Sight - Clive Owen being all angsty, meh

On Amazon (we have Prime, but I feel like every stream makes them slightly poorer)
  • Case Histories -- Edinburgh! Jason Isaacs! apparently that's supposed to be a Yorkshire accent. Way too many coincidences and confessions though
  • Tennison -- backstory for Prime Suspect, set in the 1970s, decent story with fun period details
  • The Night Manager -- feels more like James Bond (chiseled hero, beautiful woman, lush settings) than a Le Carré novel. I preferred the Smiley books, and even The Spy Who Came In From the Cold
  • The Tunnel -- yet another psycho killer who makes taunting phone calls, also very male gaze-y, noped out of this one
  • I Capture the Castle -- way better in print or maybe that's just gauzy memory, noped out as well
  • The Lobster -- so not my kind of thing




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