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Apr. 27th, 2017 10:14 pm

Check-In -- Day 27

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[personal profile] samuraiter posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
Friday eve, and much to do. How about you?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

A question: Got a favorite word processor?
Apr. 27th, 2017 03:03 pm

Code push scheduled for Sunday night

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[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 8pm PDT / 11pm EDT / 3am UTC on Sunday, Apr 30 (or May 1 for you transatlantic types.).

I don't have a list of changes for you yet, but most will fall into the following categories: things users have complained about to support volunteers, things support volunteers have complained about to developers, things [staff profile] denise has complained about not working the way she expects them to (and as we all know, The Boss is Always Right), and things that were printing warnings over and over in the production server logs, making it hard to spot when less frequent, more urgent errors were being printed. Oh, and also all the unused code I ripped out at the roots, which if you notice that, I did it wrong.

To sum up: we are rolling out a bunch of requested changes, so thank you all for your feedback!

If you're new to Dreamwidth and interested in tracking our development process, our commit logs are published to [site community profile] changelog and [community profile] changelog_digest, and every month or so, one of our volunteers will translate those often-cryptic entries into witty, informative code tours! The most recent one was published on April 1, so we're about due for a new one. Hint, hint.

We'll update here again to let you know when the code push is imminent!
Apr. 27th, 2017 01:18 pm

Fanwork Recs - April 27, 2017

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[personal profile] helloladies posting in [community profile] ladybusiness
Fanwork is awesome and sharing fanwork is even more awesome. Join us as we keymash and squee over our favorite fanwork, from fic (both written and podfic) to art to vids and meta and back again.

If you find something you love, we encourage you to comment/favorite and let the creator know you enjoyed their work. :D o/


Recommendations included:
  • Critical Role — art (1)
  • Mass Effect — fic (1)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens — cosplay (1)
  • Sherlock Holmes — art (1)
  • Yuri!!! On Ice — fic (1)

On to the recs! )


What fanwork have you loved recently?
Apr. 26th, 2017 10:30 pm

Check-In -- Day 26

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[personal profile] samuraiter posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
The fog in my head is starting to clear. This is good. How are you doing on your end?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

Question for today: How long do you wait before you officially dive into a new fandom?
Apr. 26th, 2017 11:53 am

Taking care of the body

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Hello fellow Bodies in Motion! Wondering about your stories of healing and recovery. I'm on the road back from a long layoff from running related to overtraining and muscle imbalance, and a major rock fall last September. Without getting into the details of the problems (long, boring, trust me), I finally owned that I'm getting older and simply taking a few months off with stretching just won't cut it anymore. That was a long road of getting past depression of not being able to move the way I wanted, at the speed and with the power I used to.

I hate it when I get the advice from medical professionals or massage therapists to not run, not push it, perhaps take it easier - I found the right mix of body work with an acupuncturist. After a few months of work with her, and on my own (stretching, rolling muscles, and pushing tennis balls into my trigger points at home), I'm now able to do some walk-running, body weight exercises, and the occasional short dyno at the rock gym. I also got outside to lead a few easy sport routes over Easter weekend. I used to be too proud to mix running into my walking, wouldn't climb routes I thought were beneath me, and didn't think strength training had a place in improving my climbing (totally bought into "if you want to climb, then climb!") In short, I was holding myself back with standards that my injured self couldn't meet, standards that were arbitrarily set. After letting them slack a bit, I realized how much I really can do after all, and that I'm on the road back to where I want to be.

What are your stories of breaking and rebuilding? What personal myths did you need to overcome?
Apr. 25th, 2017 07:20 pm

Check-In -- Day 25

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[personal profile] samuraiter posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
Oof. Feels like my head is full of wet socks, but here I am. What have you been doing today?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

Question for today: When you get tired, do you pack up for the day, or do you try to keep writing?
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[personal profile] bookgazing posting in [community profile] ladybusiness
Down for a lot of words about killer robots, ladies, and feelings? Then please join me for bi-weekly recaps of The Sarah Connor Chronicles.


Spoilers )
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[personal profile] green_grrl posting in [community profile] fandom_grammar
English is full of phrases that get sprinkled through conversation. We pick them up, use them, and don't think too hard about them until we have to write them down. Then we realize we're not quite sure what the exact phrase is. [personal profile] lauramcewan asked us about one of these: "Is it 'one and the same' or 'one in the same'?" When spoken, the phrase tends to sound like "one 'n' the same," so it is understandably confusing.

Unlike some other usage questions, there is only one right answer here. I'll illustrate with the Avengers. )
Apr. 24th, 2017 08:00 pm

Check-In – Day 24

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[personal profile] samuraiter posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
A-a-achooo! *sniffles* What are you doing today, writers?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

A good question, since I do this: Do you aim for a certain number of scenes, chapters, etc. in a longer story (like I do), or do you let the story move more organically?
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[personal profile] renay posting in [community profile] ladybusiness
cover for Warchild


Warchild by Karin Lowachee is full of a muted homoerotic undertones, which is a good description of my entire love life as a teenager, so it's not surprising that I loved this book. But that's not the only selling point of the novel! It also has spies, alien martial arts, slow burn friendships, revenge, double crosses, and a critique of all the terrifying ways child abuse can fuck someone up, in and out of war.

I expected space battles, Obligatory Female Love Interest, and a testosterone fueled climax where the Good Guy Protag gets verbally fellated by everyone around him. Plus, medals, because for some reason in my head all military space opera ends like A New Hope. Instead I was treated to a personal account of one boy surviving every horrible thing the universe could throw at him, because who needs a happy childhood to turn into a well-adjusted and happy adult? Ha ha ha, let's make this kid suffer as he grows up, lose everything, fall in love with someone unattainable, and betray people he cares for multiple times for the person he loves even though he can't figure out if that person actually cares for him or is just using him. If you want some angst, my friends, allow me to introduce you to Jos Musey. Read more... )
Apr. 23rd, 2017 08:00 pm

Check-In – Day 23

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[personal profile] samuraiter posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
*staggers back into the community through the fog of a head cold*

Hello, everybody! *sniffles* What have you been up to as of late?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

A standard question for today: What are your goals for the last week of this month?
Apr. 23rd, 2017 02:40 pm

Fanmix - Diabolik Lovers

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Hello! First post in this comm! C:

This is the second (complete) fanmix I've made ever; they're lots of fun! A couple of songs kept nagging at me to be made into a mix, so I spent a little while putting this together!

Title: her tears like diamonds
Fandom: Diabolik Lovers
Pairing: Yui Komori/Ayato Sakamaki
{listen here!}

30 minutes long; track list below!
her tears like diamonds )
Apr. 22nd, 2017 04:22 pm

DS9 Documentary

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[personal profile] mrs260 posting in [community profile] startrek
Hi! I've just re-started my Dreamwidth account after a long time, and I thought I'd peek in here.

The main Trek thing I'm looking forward to right now is the DS9 documentary. Did anyone else participate in fundraising? My chosen perks were the Garak shirt, the pin set, and the Blu-Ray/DVD set. I valiantly restrained myself from getting the signed Garak shirt!

I love DS9 and I can't wait to see the interviews and the writer's room round-table.
Apr. 22nd, 2017 06:05 pm

[Check-In]

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This is a check-in post! You do not have to check in if you don't want to and there are no requirements for what you need to check in with. This is your space, so have at!


Feel free to talk about success, frustration, current projects, nagging projects, exciting projects, and everything else going on.


If you have a deadline, you can do it! If you need a deadline, they're available.
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Apr. 22nd, 2017 04:28 pm

Earth Day by Jane Yolen

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[personal profile] bairnsidhe posting in [community profile] poetry
 I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud, 
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle, 
Skin and bone.
 
And just as I 
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here
Naturally.
 
That’s why we 
Celebrate this day.
That’s why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me. 
Apr. 22nd, 2017 06:08 pm

check in day 22

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[personal profile] lilly_c posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5


Today I

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wrote
4 (80.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
1 (20.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
2 (40.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
1 (20.0%)



Snippets. It's that time of the week once mroe to share snippets of something that you're working on, link to something that you've posted or ask for any help and advice that you're currently in need of.
Apr. 21st, 2017 09:25 pm

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[personal profile] alexseanchai posting in [community profile] bodies_in_motion
okay so like

exercise that

* won't fuck with any of my disabilities
* won't feel impossible to start or maintain
* won't get blockaded by my executive function or wtfever before I get started
* won't cost money
* won't make me feel like a fail on the grounds of continuing to not meet the 150 min/wk moderate exercise guideline
* won't tempt me into excessive ambition
* will help me learn patience
* will help me increase some number of my strength, flexibility, endurance, and cardiovascular health
* will start where I am wrt all four such
* will be enjoyable, not chorelike

am I chasing a unicorn here?

(I really appreciate the effort you all put in last time I posted here! just none of your suggestions stuck. /o\ and it's incredibly frustrating.)

(also I don't understand why I chose today to start caring again? I have been complaining all week about through-the-roof pain! this is maybe not the week to reinstate a practice of physicality?)

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