How did I miss this gem?

May. 29th, 2016 10:50 am
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The Murder Ballads (78499 words) by WeAreWolves
Chapters: 22/22
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies), The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanova, Natasha Romanov, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan, Jim Morita, Howling Commandos
Additional Tags: Unrepentant Bucky, Angst, Murder, Tony Hates Feelings, Natasha Romanov Knows Everything, Post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Lust, Torches Carried, Eventual Smut, Rogue Bucky, Post-Trauma, Revenge, Competence Kink, Weapons Kink, Blood and Violence, Guest Stars, BAMF!Bucky, Ballet!Bucky
Series: Part 1 of The Murder Ballads
Summary:

Something wicked is coming for Steve Rogers. Luckily for him, something even more wicked stands in its way: the unrepentant, unbroken Bucky Barnes.

A murder-mystery/action thriller with violence, magic, and several big MCU guest stars.



I know how I missed it, actually - I started reading when it was first posted, and got the (incorrect) impression that it's Dark!Bucky or Evil!Bucky, and it isn't, really - but it is a fabulous BAMF!Bucky.

Blah

May. 30th, 2016 12:54 am
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Nothing... really to say today. Flopped around, mostly. Also cleaned the bathroom.

Yay lazy Sunday?

Did figure out the computer coming on from sleep was the new keyboard's fault. I have no fucking idea WHY, but I banned it from being able to wake up the computer, and now turning the lamp on... doesn't wake the computer. So. :?

just wanted to say hi

May. 29th, 2016 02:39 pm
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Hi,

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Daily Happiness

May. 29th, 2016 01:18 am
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1. Apparently there are Rick and Morty comics! 14 of them so far! I am looking forward to reading them.

2. I had to go to work like an hour and a half early because we were already short-handed and a cashier called out, but at least I still got to sleep in and relax for a bit this morning.

3. I paid bills this morning and our total credit card debt got below the $7000 mark! Hopefully with my raise (which will be reflected on my next paycheck, even though I won't be actually starting as manager until the pay period after that), we will be able to pay it down even faster.

4. Today Instagram seems to have no problem crossposting, yay!

Heh

May. 28th, 2016 10:37 pm
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Toby is still getting used to the complicated controls in Witcher 3, so that it's at times hard to get Geralt to draw his sword.

Which is why Toby just attempted to punch a bear to death.

Sent from my Apple ][e

Linkspam: fannish/geeky, misc.

May. 28th, 2016 11:48 pm
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Fandom/Geeky Things

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] spikedluv, "Summer TV Schedule: 110+ Dates to Save in June and July".

"Sailor Moon Socks Are Exactly What You'd Hope". [Kotaku]

"'Captain America' Filmmakers to Produce Chinese Superhero Franchise".

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] sovay, "The US Army responds to the fan theory that the government owes Captain America $3 million".


Miscellaneous

"Dr. Heimlich Uses His Maneuver At Retirement Home, Saves 87-Year-Old Woman". [NPR]

"A Previously Undiscovered Boa Constrictor Has Been Found". [Atlas Obscura]

"The Illegal, Underground Ballerinas of Iran".

"9 Totally weird things you can do with lube".

"Preserving Ireland's Ancient, Mysterious Tree-Based Alphabet: Across Ireland, hundreds of millennia-old Ogham stones are slowly weathering away". [Atlas Obscura]

"Prevailing winds: The “usage wars” are coming to an end, and good sense is winning". [The Economist]

"What Does It Mean When We Call Women Girls? Robin Wasserman on the Unstoppable Wave of 'Girl'-Titled Books". [LitHub]

A random cool thing: the Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre in Alberta does a haunted elevator at Hallowe'en. Not much detail provided, but it sounds neat!

"We Weren’t That Resilient". "In response to the bell ringing that kids these days aren’t resilient the way their parents were growing up in the Wild West of the seventies and eighties suburban American neighborhoods and schools: I call bullshit."

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] cofax7, "Dinner is Shipped: From Blue Apron to Plated, the definitive ranking of meals delivered in boxes". [The Verge]

"How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist". "Western Culture is built around ideals of individual choice and freedom. Millions of us fiercely defend our right to make “free” choices, while we ignore how those choices are manipulated upstream by menus we didn’t choose in the first place. This is exactly what magicians do. They give people the illusion of free choice while architecting the menu so that they win, no matter what you choose."

"A Sculptor of Black Heroes Leaves a Legacy". [New York Times]

"How the Toronto Symphony Orchestra uses graphic design to guide its audiences though its music".

"New Evidence Suggests a Fifth Fundamental Force of Nature". [Gizmodo]

"I Tried To Follow 8 Different High School Dress Codes And It Was Frustrating". [Buzzfeed]

Ladies love titles, right?

May. 28th, 2016 08:59 pm
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(I posted a previous Murderface writeup today. If you want to avoid spoilers, for whatever godforsaken reason, you might want to go back and read it first before you read the next paragraph.)
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So! Murderface has had a lot of things happen at once to him! Last time, he whacked an orphanage owner on the word of an escaped orphan, discovered how dating and marriage work in Skyrim, and was abducted by the leader of the Skyrim assassins before he had a chance to put it into practice.
Read more... )

Back in Georgia

May. 28th, 2016 09:40 pm
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I have returned safely from NYC. Incredibly detailed post including links to restaurant menus forthcoming.

Thank you to everyone who wished me safe travels. The traveling gods did indeed have their eyes on us, and the trip was extremely easy and pleasant on that front.

Missed y'all! Let me know if you posted anything I should see since I didn't really get on the internet at all while I was gone. :)

How to Vid Panel at WisCon 40

May. 28th, 2016 08:36 pm
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First minute and a half of "Underground" are like a vid #HowtoVid #WisCon40

Internal and external motion add visual interest to a vid
Narrow focus. Close ups emphasize something; create a sense of intimacy and emotional connection.
Melissa adds that a close up of the eyes creates empathy with the character.
We see the slave hunter from a distance, from below, we don't see his face b/c he's a monster.

Cut to titles on a big, different sound.

Establishing shot: Bright, peaceful, big. calm. soothing. close up on cotton, tells you the importance.
emphasis on the cotton (extreme close up)
black hands on the cotton tells you who is doing the labor
Group, community shot, hidden in grass. hidden, overlooked community. White person is above on a horse, slight angle
HERO SHOT
no white faces
Historical, cultural, context
Vids often have canonical context: are you aiming at ppl who only watch your show?
Disruption onto peaceful scene
One shot with exposition
Visual metaphor: she's running to a child birth (turning point) and he's also running to a turning point; these two characters are on a parallel
journey
you already understand the grammar of film
M. found it useful to storyboard. gives your anchors
Alexis says a vid idea is images, song, feeling

A. is now talking about Premiere. non-linear editor has multiple tracks
free software tends to be linear, but there are free non-linear editors
put some music and video in your timeline
can create clips in premiere. depends on how much hard drive space you have. external hds are recommended.
Clip - make sub clip - give it a name
Folders are called bins. Sub clips go in bins

aud:
Where do you get source material?
Alexis talks about legality
Problem is that it's easier to manipulate source that is acquired illegaly
Sometimes You Tube is the only source (ie J Monae's Many Moons)
panelists say, please email them with questions

The song shapes the images; it is the structure or the container for the argument
Editing the audio to shorten the song; can do in premiere
thuvia says you don't have to clip-- you can pull straight from source and put onto time line
m key creates a marker in premiere
a. taps the m key to the beat to help her vid to the beat; thuvia does this to big sounds
M: Wave form tells you info about the song's big sounds
You will run into speed bumps

3 recs:
Do a movie vid - limited source (or a single season show)
Do a simple vid with a clear idea, won't require a lot of tech - just str8 cuts
Have a v. passionate idea that carries you thru tech problems and frustrations

Audience:
Tutorials are not basic enough for technical stuff. any recs?
panelists could put something together.
Alexis says biggest obstacle is fear usually.
Thuvia says the tech is getting easier; but getting source is harder
some TV shows are not shot in good quality
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I realize that fluid dynamics is a thing, but anyone who has ever baked will agree that somehow cake batter seems to defy the laws of physics in the places it ends up when you are beating it.

All of which is to say I have cupcakes in the oven for tomorrow's bbq, though not cheesecake ones, since my sister was skeptical about their ability to travel well in the heat. And I thought about it, and also how much work they are, and made one-bowl vanilla cupcakes instead. I hope they're good. They're from "One Bowl Baking" by Yvonne Ruperti. I'm planning to frost them with some chocolate ganache.

I was in the kitchen when it happened, but holy crap, Syndergaard getting tossed without a warning is some bullshit. That pitch was behind Utley! I do like that Syndergaard seems to have some of the '86 team's toughness though.

Ugh, fucking Utley with the homer. I hate this guy.

Earlier I watched Steven Universe: Barn Mates
spoilers ) I haven't watched the other episodes that aired in France already, so please don't spoil me.

Orphan Black: The Antisocialism of Sex
spoilers )

I also rewatched the Umbara arc of The Clone Wars, which I hadn't done before because I find it a super depressing story, given the givens, and oh, Rex. And Jesse and Tup and Hardcase (he sure makes an impression for how little time he's actually around) and FIVES. Also, I didn't realize Appo was in this the first time around, or that the other clone squad commander in "Carnage of Krell" was Waxer. It's just... a lot of clone feels, you know. I still think I guess this is a spoiler )

Gosh, every time I think about the possibility of Rex in Rogue One and how that is not happening, I get sad all over again. Sigh.

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Moons in June final from Lila Futuransky on Vimeo.

Summary: An appreciation of Madeline Olnek and interstellar lesbian love.
Video: Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (dir. Madeline Olnek, 2011)
Audio: The Magnetic Fields, With Whom To Dance
Editing: Lila Futuransky
Premiered at the WisCon 40 Vid Party in 2016.

For KT, with whom I share big feelings.
This is a transformative work.

Streaming at YouTube:

Downloadable files:
79MB .mov file
.srt subtitle file

notes )

lyrics )

Witcher 3

May. 28th, 2016 02:38 pm
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A link to the promised Witcher 3 video on Tumblr (13 seconds, no need for sound).

That occurred as Toby was running Geralt around and around the herbalist's cottage examining stuff, trying to get used the the way the controls are set up on the game. And of course you run the character into various obstacles to see how he reacts. :)

Also note: he has semi-long, semi-loose hair RIGHT NEXT TO CHAIN MAIL. That's got to be getting caught ALL THE TIME.

NiF fanwork recs

May. 28th, 2016 02:24 pm
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Since [personal profile] troisroyaumes asked me for english NiF recs:

For this fandom I am heavily biased towards fluff. My favorite so far has been Alaceron's the very first words of a lifelong love letter, an utterly charming AU where the Meiling plot fails. It's currently unfinished, but already at 31k, and the author updates frequently.

I've also enjoyed:

Practice by ginnywrites ~2k

Sweetheart by kaolinite ~1k

And I have to mention banafria's nirvana in fire drawings here again. Even though that's not fic, it is my favorite fanwork in this fandom, and has become my head canon for when the cast was younger.


ETA: Also, linked to me by Tari: Mr. Su Goes to the Zoo.

Riften, here we come!

May. 28th, 2016 02:27 pm
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So, after kitting out his brand-new house, Murderface decided that something was missing, but he wasn’t sure what. This time he is, yet again, heading towards Riften to fulfill a hit contracted by a kid.
Read more... )

A note on Skyrim

May. 28th, 2016 01:39 pm
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I'm going to try to get a few writeups posted in the next couple of days, because I'm 5 or 6 play sessions ahead of the writeup. :) So look out for Murderface spamming you.

Also, something I forgot to point out in the Skyrim Home And Gardens tour of Murderface's newly decorated digs:



This is the table in his second-floor reading nook. The plate beneath the sweetroll is missing because Murderface accidentally picked it up when he was trying to read the book. Also, the designer that the Dragonsreach steward hired to put all this stuff in the house has an odd aesthetic sense, because that is a DECORATIVE BOWL OF POTATOES.

(Also: be on the lookout for an amusing short video I took of Witcher 3 last night that proves Toby and I are both twelve at heart. I'm just waiting for Tumblr to decide whether or not it wants to auto-delete it. it's loads easier to just upload video directly to Tumblr and link here than to upload it from my phone anywhere else or transfer it from my phone to my computer.)

Quiet day.

May. 29th, 2016 02:19 am
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I didn't even get up until 1pm, which was super nice. Even so, I managed to work on the pixelart program a bit, do a comm, go poke the shops with Mama for a bit... :3 Been pretty great.

Oh, a weird thing happened last night, though! I turned on my bed lamp, and my computer came out of sleep mode. ??? went me, but I got up again, and put it back to sleep. Then after I read for a while and was going to sleep, I turned it off, and... the computer woke up again. Which. Whut.

Hopefully it's just a fluke, I mean, it's not like I've moved the lamp or the computer and it's the first time it's happened, but if it keeps happening I'm really going to have to figure out how to make it stop. I was tired enough last night to go to sleep anyway, but the fan noise is kinda annoying, which is why my computer is asleep in the first place, rather than just on standby. SO WEIRD. And annoying.

Anyway, here's the colour I did today! Going to bed now, yes.

blue sharkdoge slash leafy sea dragon

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May. 28th, 2016 09:19 am
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I purchased a TV stand and a side table from IKEA yesterday and I put them together. The TV stand took hours and additional tools, but I finished it. Twisting in the legs of both pieces of furniture though took its toll on my wrists and my arms as I woke up repeatedly through the night from delayed pain.

I just checked the weather for this week and it'll be in the 90s all week. D: I do not approve! I plan to stay indoors and write Not Prime Time fics. So many Not Prime time fics.

I finally finished posting my recs. The last time I posted recs was 2 years ago (and before that, 1 year ago). Oops? It took 2 days to post all of them because the first day, when I was almost done, there was a power outage that lasted for a few seconds, so I decided to break the task into two days after starting over again. I shall try to be better about rec posting.

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