LJ and DW tech problems

Apr. 19th, 2019 03:10 pm
yourlibrarian: SpeechlessDean-potthead (SPN-SpeechlessDean-potthead)
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Ok, something weird is going on both at DW and LJ.

1) I am logged in at DW. I am looking at my feed and earlier today I answered some comments. I try to do the same a few hours later, haven't logged out, and in two different places DW is refusing to send the replies through because it says I have the wrong password for my account. What?

EDITED TO ADD: Well the problem seems to be resolved, at least for now. Apparently the site was simply no longer accepting my password. I don't know why. When I tried logging out and back in again, it would not accept my password. I finally had to reset it to log back in, and once I did the various pages where I tried to comment accepted the new password and let the comments through. Why this happened only on other account pages and not on my own makes no sense to me (not to mention why it simply stopped accepting the password in the first place).

2) I am seeing the LJ 18+ image in all sorts of places, apparently from accounts hotlinking from the LJ gallery but also accounts I'm seeing on LJ itself. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening?

Urban Stories

Apr. 19th, 2019 09:23 am
yourlibrarian: Sam Hitchikes (SPN-SamHitchike-fullonswayzeed)
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1) I returned from a weekend trip to Chicago to visit a friend who has been having a difficult year. (Her father died in August, her husband 3 weeks ago). To some degree I think the weather matched the vagaries of our time together. Read more... )

2) I hadn't exactly forgotten that I'd recorded a few brief podfics years ago, but I had forgotten to add them to my AO3 account. So I corrected that this week. I had intended for it to be an ongoing thing but my free time changed a lot around the end of that year. The year before I had been job hunting and so assumed my schedule was very up in the air. A year later I realized I'd better start finding something to do because apparently the job search was not going to end as I expected. Enter the podfics and volunteering and then that new microphone got packed away just a few months later.

So I told [personal profile] shadowscast, (who has been writing again!), that I was going to try and get that rolling this year. And now I'm saying it here so that I actually do some more recordings, although after all this time I've forgotten what little I'd learned. So it may not be soon.

3) I finally saw Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse and boy was that good! I can't recall anyone who didn't say the same these past months. I do really regret that when I had the chance to see it with friends that we ended up at The Favourite instead. Not that it wasn't a good movie also, but very different, and I think we would all have had more to talk about regarding Spiderverse instead (especially since one of the group was an animator). Read more... )

4) I was thinking about how there are so many only kids of deceased parents in superhero stories. Why is this? Does it simply make it an easier story to tell because the hero has few obligations and ordinary ties? When one thinks of it, it's a very unusual story, especially in earlier decades and centuries where being an only child was a fairly unusual circumstance.

5) I just posted my 222nd rec at AO3, and it's for a fic that is as flawless as they come.

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Apr. 18th, 2019 09:21 am
sylvaine: A yellow emoji face rolling its eyes ([gen:mel] eyeroll)
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I promise you, you're allowed to throw books away. No, neither the library not the local charity shop want your medical textbooks from the 60s or your falling-apart 80s fantasy paperbooks. If someone can get your book for 1c on Amazon, nobody fucking wants it.

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Apr. 17th, 2019 09:31 pm
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Pointless fluff, for the prompt: dinner. One more prompt to go and I will have a line. :)

Title/Link: Fifty
Fandom: Quantum Leap
Prompt: Dinner
Characters: Donna Elesee, Al Calavicci, Katie Beckett, Sam Beckett, Beth Calavicci, Tom Beckett
Summary: Donna plans a surprise for Sam for his fiftieth birthday.
sylvaine: A photo of two black women wearing colourful, revealing clothes and beautiful jewellery, one from the front and one from the back. They are half-embracing and looking into each other's eyes with great dignity. ([gen:sj] beauty and power)
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Source is this tumblr post.

Ishtar Awakens in Chicago

My arrogance knows no bounds
And I will make no peace today
And you shall be so lucky
To find a woman like me

Today neither will the East claim me
nor the West admit me
Today my belly is a well
wherein serpents are coiled
ready to poison the world,
and you should be so lucky.

All I have is my arrogance
I will teach it to lean back
and smoke a cigarette in your faces,
and you should be so lucky

No I will make no peace
even though my hands are empty
I will talk as big as I please
I will be all or nothing
And I will jump before the heavy trucks
And I will saw off my leg at the thigh
before I bend one womanly knee

I am poison
And you will drink me
And you should be so lucky.
- Mohja Kahf

Losses

Apr. 16th, 2019 07:56 pm
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1) This radio story on AO3's nomination for a Hugo award singled out the Buffy fandom specifically.

2) The fight between the Writer's Guild and agencies definitely needs to be had.

"[G]uild leadership reached out to writers, via survey and group meetings, to find out what professional issues and concerns they faced. According to WGA sources, leadership was surprised to discover that writers — ranging from top showrunners to those fighting for staff jobs – overwhelmingly pointed to the “Big 4” agency (CAA, WME, UTA, ICM) practice of packaging as negatively affecting their careers." That's probably because "The WGA estimates that close to 90 percent of scripted series in the 2016–2017 television season were packaged, with WME or CAA involved in 80 percent of those packaged series." (Emphasis mine)

That is astounding, and I can only imagine how many actors and other workers lose out due to packaging, not to mention how likely this is to affect women and minorities in the business.

3) More signs of corporate confiscation (and indifference): Google Play Music is kicking out thousands of songs as its Artist Hub closes:

"the fact that hundreds of thousands of songs will no longer be available on Google Play Music but won't be automatically available on YouTube Music is a kick in the teeth for artists and subscribers alike…That gives rise to the question of what will become not only of purchases but also the 50,000 song upload locker that Play Music currently offers."

Also: Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries

(And as someone pointed out, MS did the same to its customers in 2006 when they shut down the MSN Music store, and customers were unable to migrate their libraries to Microsoft’s zune ecosystem.)

4) This was a new one on me, but it makes sense – the celebrity scammers. Read more... )

5) I watched Bad Times at the El Royale this past week and realized I'd completely forgotten it was written and directed by Drew Goddard. That certainly explains why I was reminded of Cabin in the Woods. Read more... )

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sylvaine: My Chem - Ray and Frank giggling ([band:MCR] Frank&Ray giggles)
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Concept: a superhero team where all of its members are charmingly straight-edge Lawful Good dorks, but they’re publicly stereotyped as one of those early 1990s edgier-than-thou outfits because all of their powers are kind of creepy. Like, not even harmful or dangerous, or at least not any moreso than your average team’s powers – they just have an edgy vibe.

- [tumblr.com profile] prokopetz, dorker and edgier

#seriously is this not literally their"MCR saves lives" phase #with the daily mirror calling them a suicide cult and all #amazing someone please write it

music meme from twitter

Apr. 14th, 2019 11:30 pm
sylvaine: mp3-player with earphones in back pocket of jeans. ([gen:mus] music ♥)
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1 like (or in this case, 1 comment) = 1 favourite album + top 3 songs

Also, reproducing my answers from twitter here for my own reference & because I will take any excuse to share music (and with links/embeds, unlike on twitter - note I can vouch for the audio being what it says it is but I can't vouch for any visual content, since I mostly didn't watch the videos):

1. My Chemical Romance: Danger Days (2010)

favourite songs from Danger Days under the cut )

2. Faun: Licht (2003)

favourite songs from Licht under the cut )

3. Little Mix: Salute (2013)

favourite songs from Salute under the cut )

4. Poets of the Fall: Clearview (2016)

favourite songs from Clearview under the cut )

5. Omnia: Alive! (2007)

favourite songs from Alive! under the cut )


6. SKÁLD: Vikings Chant (2019)

favourite songs from Vikings Chant under the cut, for which I can't find any unrestricted videos, ugh )

7. Kamelot: Shadow Theory (2018)

favourite songs from Shadow Theory under the cut )

8. Mika: Life In Cartoon Motion (2006)

favourite songs from Life In Cartoon Motion under the cut )

9. Adam Lambert: For Your Entertainment (2009)

favourite songs from For Your Entertainment under the cut )

10. Cobra Starship: Night Shades (2011)

favourite songs from Night Shades under the cut )

11. Empires: HOWL (2008)

favourite songs from HOWL under the cut )

12. Fall Out Boy: Save Rock And Roll (2013)

favourite songs from Save Rock And Roll under the cut )

13. Panic! At The Disco: Vices & Virtues (2011)

favourite songs from Vices & Virtues under the cut )

14. Lhasa: The Living Road (2003)

favourite songs from The Living Road under the cut )

15. Lady Gaga: The Fame Monster (International Deluxe) (2009)

favourite songs from The Fame Monster (International Deluxe) under the cut )


16. Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad (2007)

favourite songs from Good Girl Gone Bad under the cut )

17. Patrick Stump: Soul Punk (2011)

favourite songs from Soul Punk under the cut )

18. Sisters of Mercy: A Slight Case of Overbombing (1993)

favourite songs from A Slight Case of Overbombing under the cut. Also the lead singer is hot and I'm angry about it )

(As an aside, this meme is really hard for me because I often listen to albums in full, and just picking three favourites is hard because I like the "thing as a whole", more than anything. So some of these songs are chosen essentially at random!)

As it turns out...

Apr. 13th, 2019 11:21 pm
sylvaine: silhouettes of different knives, with text: no more spoons, only knives left. ([gen:sj] out of spoons)
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... the amount of salt needed for me to go from hnnnggdsfghbbv I need sodium to aauuugghhhh get it off my tongue is five coarse grains of sea salt.
sylvaine: A drawing of hands holding knitting needles, knitting a DNA double-helix. ([gen:craft] knitting fate)
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Source.

I lik the form

My naym is pome / and lo my form is fix’d
Tho peepel say / that structure is a jail
I am my best / when formats are not mix’d
Wen poits play / subversions often fail

Stik out their toung / to rebel with no cause
At ruls and norms / In ignorance they call:
My words are free / Defying lit'rate laws
To lik the forms / brings ruin on us all

A sonnet I / the noblest lit'rate verse
And ruls me bind / to paths that Shakespeare paved
Iambic fot / allusions well dispersed
On my behind / I stately sit and wave

You think me tame /
Fenced-in and penned / bespelled
I bide my time /
I twist the end / like hell

- O. Westin

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Apr. 12th, 2019 11:52 am
sylvaine: mp3-player with earphones in back pocket of jeans. ([gen:mus] music ♥)
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N.B. I haven't listened to the music I'm linking to because I'm in class, so I hope they're actually playing what they say they are.

1. What are the five oldest songs on your iPod, computer, or phone (whatever device you store your music on)?

I can't tell you because my music collection is a mess, but I can tell you the first three songs I ever downloaded, still on my father's computer at the time: Abingdon Boys School: Innocent Sorrow, Access: Doubt & Trust, Access: Hitomi no Tsubasa.

2. And the five newest songs?

Wellll, same, because I just downloaded those onto my phone xD But for a more representative sample, the three albums I've saved most recently on Google Play are SKÁLD: Vikings Chant, Trobar de Morte: Ouroboros, Lusine: Sensorimotor.

3. What’s your favorite song to sing along to?

Well, that really depends on what I'm currently listening to the most. Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody is an all-time favourite, though!

4. What’s the first song you ever memorized?

Well, I was two and three and impressing all the little old ladies on the plane we were taking to Russia to visit my father with all the German traditional children's songs I knew an unreasonable amount of verses for. No idea which specific one would have been first!

5. What song is your current earworm?

Sowelu: Wish, because I had to cut off listening to that in the middle of the song when class started, so it's still running in my head.

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NSFW Apr. 11th, 2019 06:06 pm
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Pattern Recognition [Podfic] (24:25 min) by [archiveofourown.org profile] podfic_lover, [archiveofourown.org profile] tinypinkmouse, [archiveofourown.org profile] sylvaine, and [archiveofourown.org profile] idellaphod
Fandom: Engelsforstrilogin | The Engelsfors Trilogy - Mats Strandberg & Sara Bergmark Elfgren
Rating: Mature
Relationships: Vanessa Dahl/Linnéa Wallin
Additional Tags: Introspection, Dreams, Post Cirkeln
Summary: Vanessa can see the signs, but that doesn't mean she's ready to read them.

Another [twitter.com profile] europodfriends project I was involved in! \o/ Lending my voice to things is great because I don't have to do any of the difficult bits! :P And listening to the EPF projects is always such a joy because of how much FUN it was. I can't WAIT until November. \o/

Conveniently enough, I can also use this podfic for my [community profile] podfic_bingo square "Altered States"!

Food and whine

Apr. 11th, 2019 11:41 am
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1) Our trip to New Orleans went relatively smoothly, though it was hampered by tech problems and rain deluges. A story mostly about food )

2) Boy is this change needed, especially in places like Tumblr.

3) A study of their comment spaces by the WSJ found (unsurprisingly) the following:

=> Heavy commenters are often not reading much of the articles they comment on. They go to the headline, sometimes scan a small part of the story, and skip right on down to the comment box. In a sense, some have more interest in having a place to post their thoughts than in engaging with the journalism.

=> Some heavy commenters do not post original comments; instead, they stick to replying to other people’s comments. These “repliers” tend to have a higher frequency of breaching our comments policies (which bans abusive or disparaging posts) than do commenters who post original thoughts.

4) Last week's Project Runway episode must have had the worst challenge ever – not so much in the concept but the execution. Read more... )

5) [profile] thenewbuzzwuzz tipped me off to some stories about how costly it can be to repost images without permission. Copyright lawyers are using web crawlers to find works owned by their clients and it really doesn't matter if you take the item down or can't afford the fees. It also might affect you if you simply reblogged the item rather than uploaded it yourself.

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Spring has sprung and I have a headache

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school school school

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More Writing Done

Apr. 9th, 2019 09:13 pm
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And I've completed more than half of one line on my [community profile] fluffbingo card. :D

Title/Link: Homecoming
Fandom: Quantum Leap
Prompt: Stolen
Relationship: Sam Beckett/Donna Elesee
Characters: Sam Beckett, Donna Elesee, Al Calavicci
Summary: Sam wondered if he really could just stop, get off the crazy ride and be home with Donna and Al and everyone else he loved. Post-canon, fix-it, hurt/comfort, angst with a happy ending.

WIP Wednesday: Quantum Leap: Fifty

Apr. 10th, 2019 03:59 pm
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Summary: Donna plans a surprise for Sam for his fiftieth birthday.

Prompt: Dinner

Fifty

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