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Jun. 28th, 2017 18:31
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⌈ Secret Post #3829 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 01 pages, 21 secrets from Secret Submission Post #548.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

Writing memery

Jun. 28th, 2017 15:18
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[personal profile] aris_tgd
Via [personal profile] tree_and_leaf:

Pick any story I've written, or, in the case of my longer, chaptered works, any chapter from any story I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

I'm happy to babble on whatever for however long, seriously. My other occupations right now are watching voice actors play D&D and reading dense semiclassical mechanics theory papers. My fic is here on the AO3.
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First, the comics are no diagnostic tool, so please take them with a grain of salt. Second, there is no medical condition called “emo phase” but what can seem like “an emo phase” can actually be depression acting out. If you feel the symptoms of depression you should try your best to see a doctor or professional about this. I understand that in some countries this is easier or less expensive than others. But depression is sometimes not just depression and is actually connected to larger medical problems. Dismissing people’s pain as an “Emo phase” does nothing for them and stops them from seeking the help they need.

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Posted by James Whitbrook

It’s no surprise that a comic book based on the classic whodunnit board game Clue is outlandishly silly—after all, just like the beloved movie, it’s hard to take the fact you’re an adaptation of a board game with any sense of seriousness. IDW’s new Clue series rolls with that, and takes it a step further with several…

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Creator reveals

Jun. 28th, 2017 23:38
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[personal profile] dhampyresa posting in [community profile] nightonficmountain
Creators are now revealed! The collection is here and remains open to treats.


Please comment on your gifts(s) and thank your creator(s) if you have not already done so.

I'd like to thank my co-mod Morbane and everyone who participated in any way. You made this exchange what it is.
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[personal profile] chantefable
Dear [community profile] rarepairfest Creator, I thank you very much in advance for making something for me. This my first time participating in this fest and I am brimming with excitement. I am sure I will love everything that you generously choose to make. Thank you so much for offering to write/draw something in one of these fandoms.

I have made some prompts & suggestions, but please feel free to take things in whatever direction you like and/or include other characters. My DNWs are violence, abuse and lack of consent (physical, social, sexual, etc.). Realism, magical realism & surrealism are all fine. I strongly prefer art with lower ratings; as for fic, wherever the muse takes you.

Frontier Wolf )

Endeavour )

Luther )

Rivers of London )

The Authority (Comics) )

DCU (Comics) )

Grayson (Comics) )

Marvel(Comics) )
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Posted by Charles Pulliam-Moore

There are few items that have had a larger effect on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise than the Sony Walkman. While its presence in the studio’s films is played up largely for laughs and character work, the Walkman and the music held on its cassettes have profoundly shaped the look and feel of the movies.

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Not seen in the New York Times

Jun. 28th, 2017 13:57
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[personal profile] mme_hardy
... but sent to it, this biting and incisive letter from its copy editors.

After we were compared to dogs urinating on fire hydrants when we edited stories, in an internal report that called for the elimination of "low-value editing" and made it all but clear which stages of editing this referred to — so much so that it became a running joke among the copy desks for months ("How's the low-value editing going in your section today?") — along with the report's implication that copy editing was merely finding "easily identifiable errors, such as spelling and grammar mistakes";
 
After some of us were recruited for "editing tests" to streamline the process, or, as it turned out, figure out how to make our own jobs obsolete;


After we were told that to remain employed, we would have to apply for new "strong editor" positions meant to be a hybrid of the two types of editors at The Times, backfielders and copy editors, and realized only copy editors had to be reevaluated categorically;

 

After we were told that this "restructuring" would also reduce our numbers by more than half;

After completing a first round of interviews, some held by interviewers who clearly had not even read our résumés and cover letters, and competing against the very colleagues we are leaning on in these times;


Read the whole damn thing.

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Posted by Ryan F. Mandelbaum on Gizmodo, shared by Cheryl Eddy to io9

You think our galaxy is special? Ha. Our boring pinwheel of gas and dark matter might be a nice hangout for humans. But 750 or so million light years away, there’s an elliptical galaxy, Galaxy 0402+379, whose two supermassive black holes are orbiting each other from a distance of only 24 or so light years. Their…

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Beta Post

Jun. 28th, 2017 20:56
[personal profile] rareslashex_mod posting in [community profile] raremaleslashex
I hope everyone is enjoying the exchange so far! A quick reminder: the deadline is Monday 31 July at 23:59 UTC (countdown here).

However, this post is for volunteering as a beta reader for this exchange. If you would be happy to look through another creator's fic or art drafts, please comment here!

Please give the following information (and any other info you think would be helpful):

  • AO3 name: (so your gifter doesn't enquire about your own gift!)
  • How to contact you:
  • Media you can beta (fic/art):
  • Content you're not willing to beta:
  • Fandoms:

Music meme

Jun. 28th, 2017 21:46
[personal profile] swaldman
See here for explanation.

22.A song that moves you forward

I have a playlist entitled "getting shit done". This is at the top of it.


It also has memories associated, because it was written for the opening of the 2012 Olympics, and I was there, at one of the dress rehearsals.

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Posted by James Whitbrook

With so many iterations of Peter Parker in comics, cartoons, movies, games, and more, the moment a radioactive spider bites the young student while on a field trip is burned into the minds of anyone who is even vaguely familiar with Spider-Man. That doesn’t stop Marvel’s new Spidey cartoon from revisiting it.

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Posted by Charles Pulliam-Moore

Even though Batman’s rogues gallery is a horde of murderous lunatics, you always get the sense that Batman himself is never in any real danger from them. They’re fixated with him. They want him around. But what if Batman came face to face with a true hunter singularly obsessed with killing him?

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Posted by Germain Lussier

Outside of one or two shots, the trailer for The Untamed doesn’t really reflect the movie’s title. There’s some drama going on here. Some frank discussions of sexuality. Pretty tame stuff. And then... what the HELL is that weird, slimy thing?

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Posted by Beth Elderkin

Supervillains have seized power many times over the past several decades. Sometimes they simply want domination, or they employ military might to eliminate those they hate or fear. Sometimes, it’s even worse. Our current government may not be hunting the X-Men (at least not yet) but it shouldn’t surprise you to learn…

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Sign Up Question Sent

Jun. 28th, 2017 13:24
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[personal profile] scribblemyname posting in [community profile] multifandomdrabble
Sent an email request to a participant about their signup. If your username begins with m, please check your email!

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Jun. 28th, 2017 11:58
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[personal profile] baranduin
Not so random food thoughts.


  1. I think I had the best cauliflower gratin ever on Monday. I was at our largest hospital for a day-long HR course so finally got to eat at the cafeteria there (I regularly browse the menus, they're that delicious-looking). I should have had two orders. Made me think of all the times I've been in England and gone to museum cafes--quite often I'd find some kind of cauliflower gratin dish on the menu and always got it. But man, this one was good, melting soft inside and crispy cheesy crust.
  2. Today is Indian cauliflower soup day! One bowl for lunch and one bowl ready to take home for dinner tonight.
  3. Badge pay is down, but our cafe people are so awesome they're letting us write down our badge numbers with our charges and they're going to batch enter them later.
  4. I finally found Rainier cherries at the grocery store! Seems late this year.
  5. It was biscuits with gravy breakfast today. I've been eating too many carbs and junk lately (puts my fasting BGs usually between 110 and 120, which is still OK but it's top of the OK range). So I spent the drive in to work discussing with myself how I was not going to have biscuits and gravy. Apparently not in the mood to listen to myself today but I did only eat a half a biscuit, which is actually my norm.
  6. I have been doing a comparison of Vegemite and Marmite the past week. I usually eat Vegemite but when I went to World Market a few weeks ago to get a jar, they were all out on account of a big sale on Vegemite so I had to get Marmite. Vegemite is now back in stock and I decided I'd better analyze them scientifically. Results below.


Vegemite Vs. Marmite
Color: Vegemite is quite a bit darker than Marmite. Marmite takes on a bit of a golden brown color after you spread it on your buttered toast.
Consistency: Marmite is thinner and melts more nicely. Vegemite maintains its dark color and is a little less melty.
Smell: Vegemite smells darker though both are rather sharp, salty smells, which makes sense since it's fermented yeast products.
Taste: I'm thinking the Vegemite tastes a little more intense than the Marmite.
Comparison of flavor when adding jam to the butter/yeast extract mix: TBD
Conclusion: Both are delicious though Marmite is prettier. Spread Vegemite on one half of my English muffin and Marmite on the other half.

And tomorrow is my Friday since I have actual Friday off :-)
[personal profile] locuatico posting in [community profile] scans_daily
I recently read Gerry Conway's original "The Amazing Spider-Man" run (the one that killed off Gwen Stacy and had the original Clone Story-Arc) and... am I the only one that sees this?


Does this count as Context is for the weak? )
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Posted by Germain Lussier

Part of what makes Spider-Man Spider-Man is his ingenuity. His ability to make things on his own and be an independent superhero. Which is why some fans were concerned when trailers for Spider-Man Homecoming made it seem like Tony Stark did most of the work for him.

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Posted by Katharine Trendacosta

Remember back when Rob Thomas said that the end of season three of iZombie would reset the series? And that there was a major reveal cut from the season finale and saved for the season four premiere, even though the cast and crew didn’t know for sure if they’d get one? Well, I think we have our answers.

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Posted by James Whitbrook

Over the course of Secret Empire, we’ve seen Stevil Rogers toy and play with the heroes of the Marvel Universe—from corrupting the Avengers, to wielding Mjolnir for his own. In his rise to dictatorship Steve has done all he can to twist his old life into a tool of Hydra... and now he’s planning to do it with the…

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Drive-by posting

Jun. 28th, 2017 17:50
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[personal profile] nanila
I'm frantically trying to finish a bunch of work before I go on holiday for two weeks in July, so time for blog is very limited. I'm hoping to have lots of leisurely catch-up time to post things like photos from Vienna and Spain.

Worst thing that happened today: I forgot my glasses on the counter by the mirrors in the ladies' toilets at Birmingham New Street Station. I realised this at exactly the moment my train to London was moving away from the platform.

Best thing that happened today: I received an e-mail alert titled "hggggggfgfg", which I assumed meant, "ALERT: Engineer's Cat Has Walked Across Their Keyboard." It was later claimed that this alert was issued because of "testing", which I can only mean "testing for robustness of cat-proof-ness", a test which the system has surely failed.

In conclusion, I give you the most recent studio portraits that nursery had done of the children (late April).
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[Studio portrait of Humuhumu and Keiki smiling together. Humuhumu has her peach-framed glasses on.]

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