Once Upon a Time

Jun. 27th, 2017 09:43 pm
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I finally got around to watching the final of OUAT.

You know, it was so good to see a show end *properly*. (TBH it's an ending I wanted 3 years ago...I skipped the last couple of seasons.) But so nice to see a happy ending, with no surprise!deaths and everyone doing the right thing in the end.

It really did make me smile (and make me a bit teary too).
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Joanne K. Rowling:
• J.K. Rowling: 20 Years Later: Celebrating Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling and Fans.
• J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Literary Allusion in “Harry Potter”: Links Between “Philosopher’s Stone” and “Deathly Hallows”.
'Philosopher's Stone' 20th anniversary issue new look at Hogwarts Founders photos.
Quote of the Week: Director Guillermo del Toro Harry Potter film rejection regret.
10 Points to Gryffindor! Hermione Granger Voted Fan-Favorite Character!
Harry Potter films' cast remember & celebrate Philosopher's Stone's 20th anniversary.
Happiest of Birthdays to Neville Longbottom’s Matthew Lewis!
Literary Allusion in “Harry Potter”: “Prisoner of Azkaban”, “Order of the Phoenix”, and Sherlock Holmes.
Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina Talk ‘Harry Potter’ Films and Fans.
Warwick Davis Talks “Harry Potter” on TalkRADIO.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
J.K. Rowling, 'Cursed Child' cast celebrate Harry Potter's 20th anniversary release.
The ‘Cursed Child’ Cast on Meeting The Boy Who Lived.

Prompt Challenges:
[community profile] draco100 posted Prompt 21: Hesitation.
[community profile] hogwarts365 posted Prompt 198.

Communities:
[community profile] serpentinelion posted And that's a wrap!

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[community profile] draco100 posted the Round Up post: Prompt 20.
[profile] wand_in_a_knot posted the Week Two and Three Round-up.

Fandom Recs:
[personal profile] themightyflynn recced one Lucius/Narcissa fic.
[personal profile] themightyflynn recced one Harry/Charlie art.

Resources:
[profile] potterfests: Schedule of Upcoming Events in the HP Fandomfrom 25 June -- 1 July.
[community profile] sshp_prophet: June 17 - June 24.

Archive News:
AO# Celebrates 25,000 Fandoms!

Essay/Meta:
The Importance of Queer Headcanons.
Experiencing the Magic Again: An Analysis of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ – Part Two.
20th Anniversary Special – Experiencing the Magic Again: “Philosopher’s Stone” Analysis, Part Three.
The Origin and Meaning of ‘Voldemort:’ Allingham’s ‘The Tiger in the Smoke’? by John Watson.

Nifty:
20 Life Lessons Learned from "Sorcerer’s Stone".
Five Essential Ways to Be More Sirius.

Searches:
[community profile] daily_snitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

The Handmaid's Tale

Jun. 27th, 2017 06:41 pm
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One of my shameful nerd/feminist secrets is that I bounced pretty hard off Margaret Atwood's writing. Like, I love Margaret Atwood as an idea, and I'm delighted that she exists out there in the world, but I've never especially enjoyed any of her books. In fact the only one that's ever really done anything for me is The Handmaid's Tale, and most of what it did was scare the bejesus out of me.

The other thing is that I have a new rule for watching telly, where if a season is, like, ten-ish episodes I'll wait till it's finished its run then I can consume it all over a week or so. This works well for shows like Orphan Black which work better for me when binged, but not at all when it came to The Handmaid's Tale, a show that needed some built in recovery time, and to be watched from behind your fingers with a strong drink to hand.

nolite te bastardes carborundorum )

Pinch hits

Jun. 27th, 2017 09:08 am
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There are 2 pinch hits that need to be claimed. If you'd like to write for one of them, please comment below with which pinch hit you'd like and your AO3 name. Comments are screened. 24 hours later, a name will be chosen randomly for each pinch hit.

Pinch Hit #9 )

Pinch Hit #10 )

Useful Links
Not Prime Time 2017 (with schedule) | Prime Time Madness 2017
Frequently Asked Questions | AO3 exchange faq for participants | Pinch Hitting faq
2017 nomination tag set
Dear Prime Time Player on DW
2017 Requests available on AO3 | in a txt file
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Joanne K. Rowling:
• J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling releases Potter family history from Cursed Child book, features 2 Harrys

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Philosopher's Stone pop-up exhibit at National Library of Scotland set for June 26
Nominees for Teen Choice 2017 Announced: Vote Now!
“Captain on the Bridge!” First Look at Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca!
Emma Watson attends, presents at 'The Circle' Paris film premiere
Matthew Lewis Teases Character Details for Season 5 of “Ripper Street”
Emma Watson’s ‘Essential Feminist Bookshelf’
LIST OF PROMPTS OF THE 2017 HARRY/DRACO CAREER FAIR
Universal Studios Hollywood's new Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle show now open
Experiencing the Magic Again: An Analysis of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ – Part One
Beauty Care with Bonnie Wright

Pottermore News
Visit the Pottermore Pop-up Shop For One Week Only
Bloomsbury, Pottermore reveal giveaways, social campaign for Harry Potter anniversary
Pottermore Launches Wizarding World Book Club & Free eBooks!

Communities:
[community profile] hd_fan_fair: LIST OF PROMPTS OF THE 2017 HARRY/DRACO CAREER FAIR
[community profile] hd_fan_fair: 2017 H/D Career Fair Claiming Post!
[profile] one_bad_man: A Crafty Bit of Pimping and then the Friday Sign Up...

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[personal profile] hprarefest: FEST 2017: Weekly Round Up - Three!

Fandom Recs:
[personal profile] madeleone recced one Snape/Lupin/Tonks fic.
[profile] tdcat recced one Harry/Draco fic.
[personal profile] capitu recced one Harry/Draco fic.
[profile] kellychambliss recced one Severus/Harry fic.
[personal profile] capitu recced one Harry/Draco fic.
[personal profile] toblass recced one Snape, faculty art.

Resources:
[community profile] hd_prophet: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
[community profile] hd_prophet: Sunday 25th June 2017

Archive News:
OTW: 2017 OTW Elections Candidates Announcement
[profile] sycophant_hex: Still Not Much of an Update...
OTW: OTW Elections 2017: It’s Almost Time

Essay/Meta:
Is Jacob the Neville That Should Have Been?

General Fandom News:
Being with Nerds on September 1

Nifty:
National Library of Scotland Celebrates 20 Years of “Potter”
Giveaway: Win a Hogwarts House Gift Card!
Bloomsbury Brings Back Wizarding Wednesdays
Official Companion Books for “Harry Potter: A History of Magic: The Exhibition” Announced
Celebrate 20 Years of “Harry Potter” in Australia!

Searches:
[community profile] bottom_draco: Reluctant submissive Draco fics?
[community profile] bottom_draco: creature fic.
[community profile] daily_snitch: currently looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta, etc ...) for Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[info]party_4_potter - Surprise birthday party for Harry Potter


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Sign-ups

Jun. 26th, 2017 08:53 pm
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Sign ups are due to end in 48 hours. What time is that for me?

I'm a little worried because we're currently under 20 sign-ups and I'm not sure if we're going to get enough to make matching possible. Hopefully everyone's waiting till the last minute. Hopefully everyone's waiting till the last minute. Tell your friends, tell your enemies. Encourage them to sign up!

One week left

Jun. 26th, 2017 09:26 am
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There's just one week left until your fics are due into the Not Prime Time 2017 collection. This means your fic is fully uploaded and not a draft. I haven't clicked on anyone's currently uploaded fic and I won't be doing so until after the deadline.

If you're going to default, please do so now instead of later to give pinch hitters more time. However, if you do finish your fic, please feel free to upload it to the collection.

Useful Links
Not Prime Time 2017 (with schedule) | Prime Time Madness 2017
Frequently Asked Questions | AO3 exchange faq for participants | Pinch Hitting faq
2017 nomination tag set
Dear Prime Time Player on DW
2017 Requests available on AO3 | in a txt file
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You may interpret this prompt however you'd like - pluralize it, change its form, use a secondary definition, etc. You may create for any fandom or original.

Please post or link your finished work in the comments so as not to spoil anyone who hasn't seen the prompt yet!

This week's prompt: click to reveal )



(Remember, amnesty is permanent.)
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In the last four weeks, there have been two works added to the New Year's Resolution collection. Enjoy!

Works in Back to the Future (Movies) and Killjoys (TV) )


Challenge information )
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sign-ups on ao3 | deadlines | faq | rules | pinch hitter sign-ups | contact a mod


Link: [community profile] dcmultiversity

Description: Have you ever read a story and wondered: What an amazing story! But what if…? Well here's your chance to take a crack at that what if. This is an anonymous remix challenge for Arrow, Constantine, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and Vixen.

Key dates:
  • present-July 15: DC Multiversity Remix is open for sign ups

  • July 16: sign ups close

  • July 22: fanworks are assigned to everyone who signed up for the challenge

  • August 5: first check-in

  • August 26: second check-in

  • September 9: remixes due (complete and posted to the DC Multiversity Remix collection on AO3)

  • September 24: DC Multiversity Remix collection goes live

  • October 1: authors revealed
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I don't think it's spoilery to say WOW. But I can't say any more than that without going into spoilers, so I'm going behind a cut.

Cut for spoilers )

Living Will

Jun. 25th, 2017 05:31 pm
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 I tend to post something on this subject every couple of years, simply so that if the question ever arises, my wishes are on record and can be shown to be consistently held over time.

If I am ever in a situation where I am suffering a  terminal illness, then please respect my request if I ask to be allowed to die.  I am well aware that if I am ever in a situation where I'm in bed for more than a couple of days, my neck/back/shoulder pain will kick in and my quality of life will be greatly reduced with no hope of improvement.

If I enter a terminal coma, please switch off the machines and allow someone else to have the hospital bed!  (Or simply give me a lethal injection to speed up the process)

If I ever suffer from dementia and reach a point where I can no longer recognise my family, then please help me by finding a way to end my life.  I would not wish to continue living under such circumstances.

I wish to continue living as long as I enjoy life.  If my quality of life has gone, do not waste time/money/emotional energy trying to prolong the process.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (!!!)

Jun. 24th, 2017 01:59 am
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[personal profile] nic
Oh look, I still have a Pirates icon! That's how important this fandom (and the Jack/Elizabeth) pairing was to me.

And I was very excited when the new movie came out. Bonus piratey adventures!!! Yeah!!! While it doesn't quite capture the magic of the originals, I still enjoy Pirate movies very, very much.

And the final scene in POTC5 made me burst into tears. In a good way. It's not often that a tragic!OTP gets a happy ending 10 years (real world) or 20 years (movie time) later.

You see, Disney? THIS is what we wanted from STAR WARS. A happy ending for the Original 3. Hell, I would have been more than happy for TFA to be all about the new characters with a 2-minute cameo from the original 3, as long as they were happy, alive, and together.

I don't think I can ever forgive JJ for not giving us that.

Sign ups & mod afk

Jun. 23rd, 2017 03:19 pm
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Just a reminder that sign-ups are open. I'll be camping this weekend and may be slow to respond to queries.

Sign-up on AO3. You will need an AO3 account, but their queue is down to less than a day. Please note that you must be logged in to sign-up. Sign-ups will close on June 28th

Fic Corner Tag Set.

Dear Fic Corner Scribbler letters can be found here.

Requests

You must request at least three fandoms, and can request up to ten. You may request between 0 (any) and 10 characters. The exchange is set up to match ANY, not ALL to increase odds of matching. You may not be matched on ALL the characters you request.

By requesting Any, a participant is requesting Any characters on the fandom's nomination list. Do not be that person who requests Any in Fandom F, but writes about specifically wanting Character Z from Fandom F who wasn't nominated.

You may also request Any if you want fics focused on worldbuilding instead of a specific character(s).

Prompt URL: If you want to leave a Dear Fic Corner Scribbler letter for your writer, this is the place to do so.

Description: Optional details are optional, however, if you want to give your writer ideas, this is the place to do it, whether you write a letter or not.

Offers

You must offer a minimum of 3 fandoms, maximum of 10. You may offer up to 10 characters or offer Any.

The bucket list is enabled, so you can offer more than 10 fandoms, but any fandoms in the bucket list default to ANY characters, ANY ratings. More information about making a bucketlist offer (including a lovely diagram) can be found in the Yuletide sign-up instructions.

Don't forget to request/offer fandoms you want. If you're lukewarm about a fandom, don't request it or offer it. Chances are this will be the fandom you receive/are assigned.

Once at least five people have signed up, you'll be able to keep track of current request/offer numbers via the signup summary.

You may edit your sign up form until sign ups close on June 28th.

Pinch hits

Jun. 23rd, 2017 09:03 am
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There's still one more pinch hit for claiming pinch hit #7.

Useful Links
Not Prime Time 2017 (with schedule) | Prime Time Madness 2017
Frequently Asked Questions | AO3 exchange faq for participants | Pinch Hitting faq
2017 nomination tag set
Dear Prime Time Player on DW
2017 Requests available on AO3 | in a txt file

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