sketch of the day

Feb. 18th, 2017 11:54 pm
yhlee: chessmaster (chess pieces) (chessmaster)
[personal profile] yhlee

Blue ink: Robert Oster School Blue
Pen: Aurora Optima blue chrome.

Red ink: Robert Oster Astorquiza Rot.
Pen: Aurora Optima 75th Anniversary.

Because Blacklist doesn't just jump the shark, it has FLYING SHARKS.

Uh, excuse my sad excuses for chess pieces. I didn't think to reference a chess set and I don't remember what the pieces look like except that knights are horses and rooks are castles. I should have done a rook instead of the bishop-thing.

fangirl problems

Feb. 17th, 2017 11:32 pm
killabeez: (Penny Magicians)
[personal profile] killabeez
You ever write a story or make a vid where you thought it was about one thing (say, some gal pals who just happen to be really gay for each other), and then you see it again like a year later and you realize you were writing or vidding the essential truth of your life without knowing it?

Or, you ever have a fandom that totally crosses your NEVER EVER EVER YOU ARE DEAD TO ME boundaries repeatedly, and yet you come back for more anyway? And like it?

Sigh. Fangirl problems.

Quick question

Feb. 17th, 2017 10:40 pm
killabeez: (duncan amanda dancing)
[personal profile] killabeez
Does anyone have a good way to get in touch with [personal profile] jmtorres? Thank you!

Le Tarot d'Ambre: Ambre et ombres

Feb. 17th, 2017 05:18 pm
yhlee: Shuos Jedao (Hellspin Fortress) (hxx Jedao 1x10^6)
[personal profile] yhlee
More Amber Tarot translation exercise.

Read more... )


Feb. 17th, 2017 02:59 pm
yhlee: red and black tentacle heart pendant (tentacle heart)
[personal profile] yhlee

I have a general fictional relationship question: when you look for signs that a fictional couple (or moresome) really cares about each other, you look for? I am so stuck. My idea of a declaration of love is "Let's have sex!", which, uh, lacks subtlety.

(I'm aware of the languages of love research and am foxed as to how to apply it to the characters I need to apply it to.)

(I have writing reasons to be mad-last-minute researching this. Too bad I can't send this character to a chocolate store. He and his lover are on a spaceship at war.)

Blacklist 1.14-1.16

Feb. 16th, 2017 11:41 pm
yhlee: chessmaster (chess pieces) (chessmaster)
[personal profile] yhlee
cut for spoilers )


Feb. 16th, 2017 11:48 pm
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[personal profile] tkingfisher
 Apparently it has been two weeks since I posted. I kept thinking I'd do...something...but then I would get distracted and then it would be several days later.

My sprouts have sprouted! Some of them! Sunflower, Tithonia, Cilantro, Thyme, two species of poppies. I'm pretty stoked. Winter sowing is a wild success just on those fronts. Still waiting on the Solanums...they're a long shot, but I hold out hope.

I am reading about chinampas agriculture and fighting a strong urge to dig up large sections of the garden and put in a moat. Because that would be nuts. Surely.


I'll be fine. 

sketch of the day

Feb. 16th, 2017 07:58 pm
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[personal profile] yhlee

Your daily catten! I opted not to draw it but she's nesting in a pile of laundry.

Ink: Noodler's Brown #41.
Pen: Pelikan M200 demonstrator, Binder artist's nib.

(no subject)

Feb. 16th, 2017 03:13 pm
yhlee: I am a cilantro writer (cilantro photo) (cilantro writer)
[personal profile] yhlee
Podcast interview with me on the Unreliable Narrators. About 35 minutes.

Thanks for Participating in IFD 2017

Feb. 15th, 2017 02:18 pm
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[personal profile] otw_staff posting in [community profile] otw_news
Banner created by Riss celebrating International Fanworks Day

International Fanworks Day has ended. But you can still enjoy the results, contribute to #IFDShare or #IFDFest, and find out what's next:

Vid: Wonderful You (James Bond)

Feb. 16th, 2017 08:15 pm
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[personal profile] genusshrike posting in [community profile] vidding
Title: Wonderful You
Fandom: Never Say Never Again – James Bond
Music: Wonderful You, by The Dandy Warhols
Summary: ‘How reckless of me. I’ve made you all wet.’ ‘Yes, but my martini’s still dry.’  Flirting, dancing, and some amazing 80s costuming.

Download and streaming.

"A Modest Dirge"

Feb. 15th, 2017 09:24 pm
yhlee: Alto clef and whole note (middle C). (alto clef)
[personal profile] yhlee
"A Modest Dirge" [mp3 hosted on my site].

(I gave up trying to get a Soundcloud embed to work. :( I have never been able to get Soundcloud embeds to work on DW and it makes me bitter. I don't care about video embeds. I want sound embeds!)

Tonight's tiny composition bagatelle. Eight measures of modulation. Comments welcome.

(I am working on a longer piece but it will have to wait for a day when I am not completely flattened--among other things, the mixing for that one will be an interesting challenge and I still have not figured out what instrument I want to anchor the bass line.)

Brainstorming: VividCon Vidshows!

Feb. 15th, 2017 07:16 pm
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[personal profile] trelkez posting in [community profile] vividcon
Next up: vidshows!

This is the place to toss out ideas for vidshows you'd like to see at VividCon this year. The official call for programming suggestions and volunteers will go up next Wednesday, February 22nd; this post is for brainstorming and discussion.

(You don't have to want to VJ a vidshow to bring it up for brainstorming; if you have a vidshow you just want to attend, mention it, and maybe someone will adopt it!)

You can view all past vidshows, 2002 - 2016, on the VividCon Vid Database.

For more information on vidshows, you can visit the VividCon programming FAQ.

Come on over and discuss your vidshow ideas! There's no VividCon without vidshows!

Brainstorming: VividCon Panels!

Feb. 15th, 2017 07:14 pm
trelkez: (Avengers - RDJ at SDCC)
[personal profile] trelkez posting in [community profile] vividcon
It's time to get the ball rolling on VividCon programming. First up: panels
This is the place to toss out ideas for panels you'd like to see at VividCon this year, including workshops, tech presentations, discussions, fandom panels, and so on. The official call for programming suggestions and volunteers will go up next Wednesday, February 22nd; this post is for brainstorming and discussion.
(You don't have to want to moderate a panel to bring it up for brainstorming; if you have a panel you just want to attend, mention it, and maybe someone will adopt it!)
You can view a somewhat under construction list of all previous VividCon panels, 2002 - 2016, here.
For more information on panels, you can visit the VividCon programming FAQ.
Let's get some creative juices flowing, folks! There's no VividCon without panels!


Feb. 15th, 2017 08:02 am
yhlee: Shuos Jedao (Hellspin Fortress) (hxx Jedao 1x10^6)
[personal profile] yhlee
My story "Extracurricular Activities" is up at, with a wonderful illustration by Micah Epstein.

A space opera adventure set in a distant future where an undercover agent has to go behind enemy lines to recover a lost ship and a possible traitor.

The undercover agent in question is Jedao back when he was a hotshot spaceship captain, if that interests any of y'all, and the story is set in the old heptarchate, but it's a standalone. And, hey, it's posted the day after Valentine's Day! There might be a romancy bit.

When Shuos Jedao walked into his temporary quarters on Station Muru 5 and spotted the box, he assumed someone was attempting to assassinate him. It had happened before. Considering his first career, there was even a certain justice to it.

Dedicated to [personal profile] sovay.

Many thanks to my beta readers and cheerleaders!

Prompt Challenge - Day 14

Feb. 16th, 2017 12:17 am
tielan: Leia, RotJ, concerned (SW - Leia concern)
[personal profile] tielan posting in [community profile] halfamoon

And today's theme is Sacrifice.

Women sacrifice a lot to do what needs to be done – we’re not even talking about giving up life or love or family, but even just the time and energy to keep everything going. But, yes, sometimes it’s about literally dying for the things she thinks are important or for the people she loves.

Tell us of her sacrifices, the things she’s done and why she’s done them.

Graphics, gifsets, meta, links, fics, graphics, art, and recs - anything is welcome about any female character.

All prompts are simply places to start - don’t feel that you have to stick with the ideas asked, or with the character displayed in the header! Go for your life!

Please don’t forget to tag your works!

Dreamwidth news: 15 February 2017

Feb. 15th, 2017 05:35 am
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_news
Hello, Dreamwidth! And thank you to everyone who wished me and my wife a happy vacation -- it was an excellent one. (Rumors that it was to help distract me from a significant birthday starting with 4 and ending with 0 are totally unfounded. Really.) It was also awesome to come back and see all of the new activity going on! I hope that everyone who's joined us in the last month or two has been settling in nicely.

Behind the cut, a tour of some of the new stuff we've done in the last few months, plus a look at some older changes that could use more love:

* Image Hosting Frontend
* HTTPS Beta
* Create Entries Beta: progress report
* Selective comment screening
* Other alphabets in site search: fixed!
* Icon file size limit increased
* Dreamwidth: Did You Know?
* Team Dreamwidth

DW News, 15 Feb 2017 )


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[personal profile] lilly_the_kid posting in [community profile] vidding
Made for [community profile] festivids 

Title: Always a Good Time
Fandom: 21/22 Jump Street
Music: Good Time by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
Characters/Pairing: Schmidt and Jenko, can be seen as Schmidt/Jenko
Summary: we don't even have to try, it's always a good time
Warnings: none

streaming and download here on lj, here on dw and here on AO3

Title: You got it
Music: You got it by Roy Orbison
Characters: ensemble
Summary: the magnificent OT7

streaming and download here on lj, here on dw and here on AO3


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