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In honour of Fair Use Week, OTW's Legal team presents preliminary results from their copyright survey: https://goo.gl/aGM8Au
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Hi, everyone,

In the past few weeks, we've done some small changes, including improving our New Visitors Portal and increasing the frequency of news posted to the Fanlore main page. We're also starting to prepare for the upcoming April Showers celebration.

This week, we're recruiting for new Fanlore committee staffers. These volunteers are responsible for dealing with various behind the scenes stuff to ensure that Fanlore runs smoothly. They respond to questions and complaints; help draft and improve Fanlore policies, categories, and tutorials; assist Fanlore gardeners and other editors; promote Fanlore; and do their best to improve it and plan ahead. No extensive experience is required—only reliability, teamwork, and an interest in fannish history and Fanlore in particular.

If you think you might be interested, please check out the position details and fill out a volunteer application on our website. Join us!

Lastly, an important note: the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine has stopped archiving all links to our sister project, the Archive of Our Own. There are several of these on Fanlore, and we of course strongly believe the Archive should be preserved, so we, in addition to the AO3 development team and the OTW Board, are doing our best to reach out to the Internet Archive team and learn the reason for this error.

As of February 22, Fanlore has 40,970 articles, which have undergone 714,168 revisions. If you're up for doing one more, why not log in? See you on Recent Changes!
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self care trivia

Feb. 21st, 2017 06:40 pm
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Things that make things better, and which I should remember to make use of…

Potentially chore-like...Read more... )

This Week in Fandom, Volume 41

Feb. 21st, 2017 12:09 pm
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This Week in Fandom: The money, feminism, and Mary Sues of fanfiction. Plus, IFD wrap-up and Survivor: https://goo.gl/1TROoW

weird cookies

Feb. 18th, 2017 09:17 pm
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Do you like weird cookies?

Food, chores Read more... )

music that keeps me alive

Feb. 18th, 2017 08:35 am
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Quote:

I was all out of choices
But the Woman Of Voices
She came round the corner
With music around her…

…And she said
‘I’m so glad you finally made it here
With all the things you know now
That only time could tell…’


— From: lyrics 'to You're Aging Well', originally by Dar Williams (thanks comments!), Leela & Ellie Grace, self-titled CD.

I am grateful to the following scattered assortment of filk and folk musicians for being the soundtrack that got me through my week: Kerry Stanley, Steve Savitsky, Leela Grace & Ellie Grace, Leslie Fish, and all their friends and musical associates.

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And THANK YOU to my dad for giving me the music bug in the first place. *wink*

(Apologies that I haven’t gone through and sorted out better formatting and alt-text for links; I think I’d never post this if I did; I’ll try to come back and edit it later.)

Apologies again; first edit didn't take, let's see if this does...

I haven't Food Fridayed for a while

Feb. 17th, 2017 08:29 am
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Leftovers => Dessert. Cut for pic! )

In other "too small for its own post" news, I downloaded Fire Emblem: Heroes and it is ridiculous fun. :D

today was slightly better

Feb. 16th, 2017 09:57 pm
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school job: Read more... )

very pleasant social time with some newer friends who are actually local and share many common interests

positive interactions with S, who had a day off

Thanks for Participating in IFD 2017

Feb. 15th, 2017 02:18 pm
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International Fanworks Day has ended. But you can still enjoy the results, contribute to #IFDShare or #IFDFest, and find out what's next: https://goo.gl/OZJAxA

Dreamwidth news: 15 February 2017

Feb. 15th, 2017 05:35 am
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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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I am grateful for:

pillows

chamomile tea

cinnamon

electric pencil sharpeners that actually work

clear lane striping and signage

warmth

rereading

ETA: Also for people who offer hugs when my day was not good. It was not good. But I am still grateful for good things. Including me being stubborn, which doesn't always help but it got me through some stuff.

It's International Fanworks Day 2017

Feb. 14th, 2017 03:04 pm
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It's International Fanworks Day! Take part in #IFDShare, #IFDFest or drop into our chat room for games: https://goo.gl/u4he0I

Restringing the Deer Boy

Feb. 14th, 2017 08:32 am
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I restrung the Deer Boy to improve his movement, as every time I tried to pose him, he whacked himself in the face. Star's book lists that as an indicator that the elastic is too tight.

This was my first restringing, and I learned a ton in the process, so here it is documented with photos. :D For posterity! (Uh, I mean.. in case I have to undo my changes!)

Deer Boy nudity and doll parts strewn around under the cut! )

I also got the finalist names down to three. All three are tree names, as I wasn't able to find anything along the meanings of "stag" or "surefooted" or "swift" that I liked. The finalists are Rowan, Bodhi, and Linden. On the plus side, those are all gender-neutral.. so if he decides in fact to be a Deer Girl, I probably don't have to find a new one.

Welcome to Feedback Fest 2017

Feb. 13th, 2017 10:43 am
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Feedback Fest kicks off today to celebrate International Fanworks Day! Rec 3 works at our post or tag your posts elsewhere with #IFDFest by Feb 16th: https://goo.gl/EMYcal

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Code Tour: 02/02/17 - 02/12/17

Feb. 12th, 2017 11:53 pm
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11 items on this second half of the code tour, all by [staff profile] karzilla, Wielder of the Code Machete.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] momijizukamori and I split this chunk of code tour, so here we go with the first half. This tour is for code being pushed tonight (assuming that between The Crud for one of the folks, and a power outage for another, everything's going to be good to go) so that everyone needs to hang on tighter (in order to keep from being thrown to the wolves).

17 items in this half of the code tour, brought to you by: long-time volunteer [github.com profile] LivredOr returning, relatively new and delightful [github.com profile] srukle, very busy DevCom [github.com profile] kareila (aka [staff profile] karzilla), our own [github.com profile] zorkian ([staff profile] mark), and the amazing [github.com profile] rshatch DID I MENTION THE FACELIFT OF THE IMAGE HOSTING OMG WE HAVE IMAGE HOSTING.

On to the tour!

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What We're Doing for #IFD2017

Feb. 12th, 2017 10:51 am
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Join the OTW in celebrating International Fanworks Day on February 15 –- here are some activities to take part in, starting today! https://goo.gl/X5yev6

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