April poetry month strikes again

Apr. 22nd, 2019 09:04 pm
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I keep finding these in the wild and needing to be able to find them again.

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Apr. 22nd, 2019 06:44 pm
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Today is the April Feathering the Nest prompt call over on [personal profile] dialecticdreamer’s blog! Drop by, offer a prompt, and get a short story focused on nonsexual intimacy. Fluff and joy for EVERYONE!

good things on a list again

Apr. 22nd, 2019 06:01 pm
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Hugs from kiddos at school!job.
Kiddos expressing themselves.
Marginally good news about a friend who has been ill.
Plans for probably tomorrow.
Getting through the day with some functional ability to focus left.
Homemade coffee.
Fuzzy plaid pajamas.

Activity Results for #24 - Song Set

Apr. 22nd, 2019 08:18 pm
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I am pretty sure this activity was our most successful one in the history of this comm. Everyone seemed to get sucked into it and made a ton of icons. I never expected this - I thought I was the only one who still remembered and liked song sets. Boy, was I wrong!

97 icons in 17 sets by 10 makers, in order of submission this time )

Thank you so much for participating, everyone! <3

Feel free to comment here or on each maker's threads linked next to their name.

Our next activity will be posted next weekend.

[112/365] dream

Apr. 22nd, 2019 06:42 pm
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I had a dream that, for my birthday or something, [personal profile] mother_bones had looked up when we first met and then asked me if I knew when it was. I gave what I thought was the actual answer, but in the dream she told me I was wrong.

She handed me a printout of this (not real) LJ post I'd written on the day we had apparently met. That was the present she'd gotten me for this occasion, But this LJ post had apparently, like newspaper articles, acquired links to other ones on similar subjects at the bottom of it, other times I mentioned us.

She had printed out one of them to give me, too, and I can't remember the details now but it was a silly conversation about ranking different types of cheese, some absurd thing that even in the dream neither of us could remember having done.

I can't remember the details of the cheese hierarchy now that I'm awake, but I vividly remember dream-us giggling and laughing a lot and being very glad we're friends. I woke up right after that and I'm still very glad of it now.

Dream; One Man Show

Apr. 22nd, 2019 06:39 am
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Dreamed I went to see a one man show starring Jesus. I don't remember anything about the show itself but before it started I remember for some reason Jesus needed to borrow my underwear before it started. It was basically dinner theater so before it started Jesus brought us in to sit in small groups at tables, and I was telling elaborate lies to the folks I was sitting with.

I sort of wish I remembered the performance itself. Afterwards when I went to see him in his office he returned my underwear and suggested a plot for Empty Sky that at the time seemed perfect for solving some problem but the suggestion was basically to have Robin locked in a magical hope chest that drained him to strengthen his doppelganger.

Upon waking I have no idea what problems that was meant to be a solution for, nor do I remember why Jesus needed my underwear.

Activities Poll

Apr. 22nd, 2019 02:24 pm
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[personal profile] tinny posting in [community profile] icontalking
The roundup for our last activity will come soon(ish), but first, a poll:

What kind of activities do you like doing? I'd just like to get a feel for what we as a community like the most.

You can check as many as you like! I'm always going to make sure that the themes are alternating/rotating, and I will prefer the types which get the most votes.

Poll #21864 Activities Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 21

Which type of activity do you like?

View Answers

Technical - "use a specific technique"
13 (61.9%)

Inspirational - "get inspired by this post"
14 (66.7%)

Mood - "make icons with a specific look/feel"
7 (33.3%)

Textures/Stock - "make icons using these textures/stock images"
11 (52.4%)

Text - "make icons with specific text/font requirements"
5 (23.8%)

Color - "make icons with specific colors"
17 (81.0%)

Texture Activity, prompted - "create textures following given rules"
7 (33.3%)

Texture Activity, free - "create any textures (maybe with inspiration)"
5 (23.8%)

Screencap Chain - "everyone posts an icon and a cap for the next person"
6 (28.6%)

Sets - "make a sequence of icons that belong together (using a given theme)"
9 (42.9%)

Other Art - "make headers, banners, bars, mood sets - (things that are not icons)"
6 (28.6%)

Something completely different - and I'll tell you what in the comments
1 (4.8%)

Ticky Box!
7 (33.3%)

Do you like Ask The Maker and should we do it again in June?

View Answers

9 (69.2%)

4 (30.8%)

Maybe - I'll tell you what I mean in comments
0 (0.0%)

Please feel free to discuss and make suggestions in the comments!

The last time I asked for and got some theme/activity suggestions was in August last year. I haven't used them all yet, but I'll definitely welcome new suggestions at any time!

If you don't know what Ask the Maker is, here's our tag: https://icontalking.dreamwidth.org/tag/ask+the+maker

Just One Thing (22 April 2019)

Apr. 22nd, 2019 11:36 am
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.


Unsorted linkspam

Apr. 22nd, 2019 12:19 am
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[personal profile] umadoshi
I've surely shared this classic Easter story before, but if you haven't read it, please do: "The 1969 Easter Mass Incident". The hilarity, it burns. "Content Warnings: Religion, food, symbolic cannibalism, symbolic gore, penis mention, Blasphemy, SO MUCH BLASPHEMY, weapons, war mention. Mind the warnings and your health always comes first. Its a HILARIOUS story, I promise."

Unsorted linkspam:

"‘Ugly Delicious’ Explores MSG Myths in ‘Fried Rice’: On his Netflix show, David Chang looks at the state of Chinese food in America".

"Layers of Deceit: Why do recipe writers lie and lie and lie about how long it takes to caramelize onions?" [2012]

"Autism Self-Diagnosis is not Special Snowflake Syndrome". [2015]

"The Myspace Dragon Hoard (2008-2010)". "A wide-ranging collection of 490,000 mp3 files from MySpace.com, accomplished using unknown means by an anonymous academic study conducted between 2008 and 2010."

"Do People in an Arby’s Know About “Sir, This Is an Arby’s”? Investigating the internet’s favorite joke on the front lines".

And a small heap via [personal profile] conuly:

--"Behind the New, Gloriously Queer Emily Dickinson Movie".

--"Why there’s so little left of the early internet". [BBC]

--"The Strange Beauty of Salt Mines".

--"How A Seed Bank Helps Preserve Cherokee Culture Through Traditional Foods".

--"Killer Rabbits in Medieval Manuscripts: Why So Many Drawings in the Margins Depict Bunnies Going Bad".

--"These ballroom dancers teach a gender neutral way where both people lead". [CBC]

--"How Social-Media Surveillance of Teenagers Led to a New Kind of Policing".

--"The world’s happiest people [note: the Danish] have a beautifully simple way to tackle loneliness".

--"The Extremely Real Science behind the Basilisk’s Lethal Gaze".

--"Webcomics: an oral history: Featuring the artists behind XKCD, Questionable Content, Dinosaur Comics, and more".

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Apr. 21st, 2019 07:23 pm
alexseanchai: Ladybug, of Miraculous fame, with a rainbow Pride background (Default)
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you and me could write a (bad) romance (7227 words) by AlexSeanchai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Miraculous Ladybug
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir/Marinette Dupain-Cheng | Ladybug, Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir & Gabriel Agreste | Papillon | Hawk Moth, guest starring - Relationship, Marc Anciel/Nathaniel Kurtzberg, Alya Césaire/Nino Lahiffe, Juleka Couffaine/Rose Lavillant, past minor relationships
Characters: Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir, Marinette Dupain-Cheng | Ladybug, guest starring, Marc Anciel, Nathaniel Kurtzberg, Alya Césaire, Nino Lahiffe, Nadja Chamack, Lila Rossi, Nathalie Sancoeur, Penny Rolling, Gabriel Agreste | Papillon | Hawk Moth
Additional Tags: Romance, Modeling, Designer Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Homelessness, Queer Het, Temporary Character Death, Marriage Proposal, sitting these two clowns down to talk about their feelings, Adrinette April 2019

Adrien rubbed the back of his neck and didn't meet her eyes. "Sooo I kind of had a fight with my father. The part where the art room social scene comes in is, I told him I'm done modeling for anything but romance novel covers. And he doesn't believe me."

"...Romance novel covers," Marinette repeated slowly, imagination filling with Adrien in a charcoal suit waltzing with a woman in a crimson silk gown. Adrien in a pirate ship's crow's nest, poet shirt open to show his defined pecs and abs, with the black-and-red-garbed pirate queen. Adrien, blue-jeaned and shirtless and wielding a broadsword, with—

"The thing is—and this," Marc added, "is the part where Loverboy is getting all flustered—the thing is, romance novels, as a general rule, have two protagonists."

"Both of whom," continued Nathaniel while eyeing Marinette, "ought to be on the cover. Otherwise readers will get confused about the genre.

"Subtle," said Marinette. "Adjective. Antonyms include Marc and Nathaniel."

[111/365] clean all the things

Apr. 21st, 2019 11:28 pm
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Washing the dishes after a holiday meal made me miss my mom.

The details were all different for me today at work when I was cleaning up a Pesach seder, but my mom spends much of every family gathering in the kitchen and from the time I was old enough to be trusted drying the good dishes, I've helped out. So there was something very familiar about it even in its novelty (I know shamefully little about Judaism; I'm grateful to the increased time I've spent with these Jewish friends now that I'm employed by one of them having exposed me to a lot more conversations and information about it, but still everything is new to me).

Washing and drying and stacking and storing made me miss my mom, but also sheesh now I appreciate how much project managing she does in dealing with the aftermath of a big meal for a bunch of people. What gets washed in what order, where clean things can be put, she's better at all of that than me. This is the kind of skill that gets so associated with women it is not even recognized as existing; soddevalued that even I who'd witnessed it for a couple decades didn't consciously think about it until now.

Maybe I shouldn't be too hard on myself for not being as good at this as my mom. She has a thirty-year head start on me, but she also had no doubt done this more before she was my age than I have. My life looks very different from hers, but still there are these echoes.

Round 94 Has Ended!

Apr. 21st, 2019 06:00 pm
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Phew! That was a slippery one, but we managed to keep up with the Rush! Speaking of keeping up, catch us up to speed on all you accomplished this Round, and as always, don't forget to thank your mods:

Neon Sparkle Ninja
Rainbow Fairy Godpenguin
Dumpling Procurer
Supreme Tea Temptress

Guess the Equinox vidder!

Apr. 21st, 2019 05:13 pm
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Now that Spring Equinox is live, it's time to play Guess the Equinox Vidder!

Remember: if you already know who made the vid, please don't reveal the vidder; inside information ≠ a guess. And if someone guesses you correctly, don't comment to say so! (At least, not until after reveals.)

Here are a couple of past guessing posts if you want to see examples of how this goes: Spring Equinox 2017, Fall Equinox 2017, Fall Equinox 2018.

So take some wild stabs in the dark, or carefully analyze editing styles, or whatever you'd like -- and post your guesses here!

The Two-Headed Calf by Laura Gilpin

Apr. 21st, 2019 12:00 pm
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Illustration by Adam Ellis. Link
petra: Text: Eternal Quest - See Quest, Eternal. Quest, Eternal - See Eternal Quest. (DWJ - Eternal Quest)
[personal profile] petra
Gnomic utterances (5 drabbles) by Petra
Fandom: The Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Diana Wynne Jones, Dogsbody - Diana Wynne Jones, The Tough Guide to Fantasyland - Diana Wynne Jones, Magids Series - Diana Wynne Jones, The Magicians (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Quentin Coldwater, Julia Wicker, Eliot Waugh
Additional Tags: Crossover, Drabble Sequence

What would The Magicians be like if Quentin had loved Diana Wynne Jones instead of Christopher Plover?


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