[ SECRET POST #2797 ]

Aug. 30th, 2014 03:56 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #2797 ⌋

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

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Secrets Left to Post: 04 pages, 085 secrets from Secret Submission Post #400.
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Found these little guys at HMV...

Aug. 30th, 2014 03:26 pm
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For $40, I had to get them. THEY ARE SO CUTE!

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Aug. 30th, 2014 12:03 pm
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How to Beat a Kaiju Invasion (10242 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Pacific Rim (2013)

Summary: The first one shows up about a year after the Chitauri invasion. It takes Hulk, Iron Man, SHIELD and the Army two days to take the thing down. (A story about accepting your limitations, overcoming your insecurities, and what it means to win a war.)

This is beautifully written, and turns a movie about giant-robots-punching-monsters into a story about people doing what they think is right, or necessary, and occasionally managing to do both. There are so many threads here about friendship and freedom and heroism and the author brings them together brilliantly.

(It's tagged with a background Tony/Steve relationship, but it is not at all the focus of the story.)
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Digital Divide

Embarrassing confession time: from time to time people have sent me books to read in my spare time and I accept them, despite knowing I never get around to reading books in my spare time because I try hard never to have spare time. NEVER. I have had a e-copy of A Digital Divide long enough to misplace it (I bought a new copy, along with a couple of other Spangler books) and I never got around to reading it because I am a terrible person.

Spangler is probably best known for A Girl and Her Fed, which shares a universe with this novel. As it happens, I've never read A Girl and her Fed so any elements that would leap out at a fan of that strip were missed by me.

My impression is the author was concerned the memespace for her book would be filled by the doomed Fox show Almost Human, which to be honest I thought was going to be the inferior Yank rip-off of Äkta människor but which seems to have been closer to the inferior rip-off of Holmes & Yoyo played straight. In any case, the doomed Fox show Almost Human is both dead in the water and also not much like Digital Divide at all. For one thing, I'd actually recommend Digital Divide.

Rachel Peng is an Office of Adaptive and Complementary Enhancement Technologies Agent, one of the lucky few who gained abilities beyond those of mundane humans thanks to a very high tech implant and the only cost was half a decade of having her mind and identity ripped apart thanks to some misleadingly documented features of the implant.
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The state of me

Aug. 30th, 2014 02:12 pm
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I have returned from a five-year-old birthday party. It was fun for the kiddo, but omg so shouty. I am having fantasies of a perfectly silent remainder of the day. It's about time for him to have some rest / downtime, and for us to clean closets, alas. (Sounds like fun, right? Whee.)

In unrelated news, when the sound of the crickets' song pulsing sounds like a sonic screwdriver, I think that's a sign that one is perhaps slightly obsessed just at the moment. I'm just saying. :-)
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Posted by Kathy

Last Friday I popped over to the Montage Hotel, a gorgeous hotel located around the corner from Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. I was there to attend a celebrity gifting suite to promote my book 365 Vegan Smoothies. This event invited actors, producers and media in and around the television industry to mingle, celebrate the Emmy Awards and collect a boatload of free goodies. Events like these are always more fun with friends, so I invited Sophie from Philosophie to help me blend smoothies and chat with the guests. Check out my Scenes From an Emmy Awards Celebrity Gifting Suite..Read more »

This is a summary, images and full post available on HHL website!

[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #401 ]

Aug. 30th, 2014 01:49 pm
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[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #401 ]




The first secret from this batch will be posted on September 6th.



RULES:
1. One secret link per comment.
2. 600x600 px or smaller.
3. Link directly to the image.
- Doing it RIGHT: http://i.imgur.com/KuBug.png
- Doing it WRONG: http://imgur.com/KuBug

Optional: If you would like your secret's fandom to be noted in the main post along with the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret. If your secret makes the fandom obvious, there's no need to do this. If your fandom is obscure, you should probably tell me what it is.

Optional #2: If you would like WARNINGS (such as spoilers or common triggers -- list of some common ones here) to be noted in the main post before the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret.

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Posted by John Scalzi

The window overlooks an inner courtyard. The people you see in it are probably authors, here for the Decatur Book Festival. It’s very festive! My event is at 4:15 in the Decatur Recreational Center Gym. Come by. It’ll be tons of fun.

Tomorrow: Home for Labor Day. Family! Laundry! Sleep! Hooray!


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Aug. 30th, 2014 06:01 pm
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Title: Not English But Angels
Author: sideris
Chapter: 8/15
Pairing: Sherlock/John
Rating: NC-17/Mature (overall)
Wordcount: ~14K (this chapter) ~115K overall and rising!
Warnings: NSFW (overall)

Summary: Sherlock and John investigate the death of 'the speckled blonde' whilst Mycroft seeks conclusive proof that John is a Nephilim.

This chapter is set during the hiatus between S1 and S2.

Chapter 8: Liability
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Posted by Claudia Rebaza

English

Robot fans at a Korean baseball game

  • It's not unusual to find media articles or online posts with dubious declarations about fanworks' legal status, but it's less common to find posts that reconsider the topic. One writer for Business2Community took advice from OTW Legal staffer Heidi Tandy to better explore relevant legal cases and events. "One of the hallmarks of fan fiction is that it must be non-commercial. Yet many of the sites have ads on them – so aren’t they commercial? Not necessarily, says Tandy. 'Since 2002, there’s been a pretty clear distinction about what constitutes commercial vs. non-commercial publishing. I did a panel with Warner Brothers, and posed the question, ‘What if we put Google Ads or become an Amazon affiliate on our fan fiction site as a way to pay our server and hosting bills?’ And they said, ‘We have no problem with self-funding. What we have is a problem is with people selling things as if they are authorized or created by us or the original author.’'”
  • The Los Angeles Times posted about another recent legal case on Sherlock Holmes' public domain status which made clear the judge's views. "'The Doyle estate's business strategy is plain: charge a modest license fee for which there is no legal basis, in the hope that the 'rational' writer or publisher asked for the fee will pay it rather than incur a greater cost, in legal expenses, in challenging the legality of the demand. The strategy had worked ... only Klinger (so far as we know) resisted,' Posner wrote in his opinion. 'In effect he was a private attorney general, combating a disreputable business practice — a form of extortion — and he is seeking by the present motion not to obtain a reward but merely to avoid a loss.'"
  • TIME posted about robots replacing fans at Korean baseball games. "Hanwha’s robot fans will work as stand-ins for human fans who can’t attend a game. Remote fans will be able to control some of the robots’ movements — presumably certain hand gestures in the direction of umpires — and can even upload an image of their face to be shown on the machine’s screen. The robots will also let fans watch the game from afar, giving more fans the opportunity to join in the action and cheer on their team." Whether the robot fans will have the same legal rights as human fans remains to be seen but legal developments are sure to keep evolving!

What tech and legal developments about fandom have caught your attention? Write about them in Fanlore! Contributions are welcome from all fans.

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Awww!!!

Aug. 30th, 2014 01:02 pm
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[personal profile] thirdblindmouse has posted a fairly tragic holograms'-eye-view of the Star Trek universe, here.

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Aug. 30th, 2014 12:52 pm
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I am alive. I will be less alive come tomorrow but I am functioning and alive now.

Sleepy as anything at the moment, I have been sleeping forever since Wednesday night. I am going to try and stay up today because I need to be up and snagging [personal profile] thelinesoflearning tomorrow morning/possibly evening. I'm honestly not sure when we're nabbing them.

I need to write, I've not really written since last Friday. I just....Words are hard.

I think I am going to shower, check my card, call my mom and go out for a while. I want to do words but I don't think I can here, or at least not on this computer

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