trelkez: (HL - Duncan/Amanda laugh)
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The first survey on VividCon 2018 programming has closed. When you have time, please fill out our follow-up survey:

VividCon 2018 interest survey for vidders and panel moderators

If you are interested in moderating panel programming next year, submitting premiering vids, and/or wish to give opinions on streaming-only options on vidshows, please read over the survey. Nothing in here is binding; this is just to gauge interest and take down names/emails so we can follow up with potential moderators and vidders later on.

(Potentially quite a bit later on -- at some point yours truly is going to get in a post-con nap.)

As is mentioned in the survey, the Comet room will be used for panel programming next year. There will be plenty of time and space for panels and many opportunities later on to come up with panel topics and sign up to moderate them. This isn't the one and only chance to volunteer to moderate a panel, or to indicate interest in submitting a vid; we're still in the early stages of planning for next year.

This is likely to be the last about next year's programming for a while, but if you have comments, questions, suggestions, or anything else related to panels and vidshows, you can always email vvctech@gmail.com. If you need to contact a staff person about the con on a different topic, please use our contact form.
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[personal profile] lilysea posting in [community profile] agonyaunt

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My stepfather’s grandson’s wedding is black-tie optional, and my stepfather’s children are renting him a tux. My mom, who is 90, thought she would wear a nice pants outfit with a dressy jacket, and is resistant to buying something new. She has been through a lot this year (treatment for lymphoma, cancer surgery, and she recently fell and broke her pelvis, so she is in a lot of pain).

I and my three sisters (my mom’s only children) live on the opposite coast, but we are now being pressured by the mother of the groom (my stepfather’s daughter) and my stepfather to see that she is outfitted appropriately -- not just for the wedding, but also for the rehearsal dinner (cocktail attire) and the wedding breakfast to be held the day after the wedding.

They have also expressed concerns about the shoes my mother prefers (very safe, comfortable, but not at all dressy). My sister even heard my stepfather tell her that if she doesn’t get something new to wear, she can stay home and not attend the wedding or other events.

My mother doesn’t stand up for herself, unfortunately. Two of us will be traveling to see her soon, and plan to take her shopping. My sister is even purchasing a few things for my mom that she will bring with her, in the hopes that maybe something will fit and work for this event.

Personally, I think it is extremely superficial of them to dictate what she wears (especially since the wedding is six months from now!). If it were me, I would just be thrilled they are both well enough to attend, regardless of how they are dressed.

Is my mother wrong to resist the request to buy something more formal? Or should the step-family back off?

GENTLE READER: What happened to the “optional” part?

While Miss Manners always advocates dressing properly for the occasion -- and generally abhors “optional,” as it just invites chaos -- the particulars of your mother’s dress seem to be unduly fixated upon here. There is certainly a lot of undue angst being put into this poor woman’s wardrobe that seemingly requires three separate outfits and uncomfortable, possibly dangerous, shoes.

If your mother can reasonably be jollied into the shopping expedition or accepts one of your sister’s choices for one new outfit, fine. But if not, please talk to your stepfather about “backing off.” Surely this cannot really be worth all of this fuss.

lynz by ghostparachutes (SFW)

Aug. 16th, 2017 09:54 pm
aethel: (gerard bed head [by obsessivewhore])
[personal profile] aethel posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom (Mindless Self Indulgence)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Lindsey Way
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional (markers)
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] ghostparachutes

Why this piece is awesome: There's a lot of delicious colorful art by ghostparachutes to love, but I picked this one because I have found so little high-quality art of Lynz. There are two pictures in the post I linked, but I especially like the portrait of Lynz playing her bass--the red bandana and matching bloody knees (and hands!), the guitar, the hair, and the dark cloudy background.

Link: lynz
aethel: (gerard bed head [by obsessivewhore])
[personal profile] aethel posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom (MCR)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Frank Iero/Gerard Way
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: It's a cute shippy comic with pining! Specifically I love how expressive vampire!Gerard's face is, plus his tiny vampire fangs. I also like how no one's arms bend correctly, but their wavy appendages just add to the energy of the piece.

Link: tumblr
goss: (Captain America - watercolour)
[personal profile] goss posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Captain America, Mad Max
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Bucky Barnes
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: Digital drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: [tumblr.com profile] vidathari
Artist Website/Gallery: Tumblr Art Blog
Why this piece is awesome: This is a brilliant mash-up, perfect for the character. Instead of the mask, the Winter Soldier is muzzled like Max in Fury Road, and he has Furiosa's prosthetic in place of his high tech arm. He's got this feral look, nicely emphasized by the smear of black grease framing his eye and that snarl. He looks like he's been through hell, and he's just gonna keep on going. Great piece.
Link: The Desert Soldier

Peridot by WalkingMelonsAAA (SFW)

Aug. 15th, 2017 11:43 am
juniperphoenix: Steven Universe and Connie Maheswaran standing back to back (SU: Steven & Connie)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Peridot
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: WalkingMelonsAAA's DeviantArt gallery

Why this piece is awesome: This is a striking monochromatic portrait of early, villainous Peridot. I love the shading and the creepy hands of the Cluster in the background.

Link: Peridot

Rocket Raccoon by Emerjy (SFW)

Aug. 16th, 2017 02:15 am
mific: (Rodney raccoon \o/)
[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (focusing on Rocket)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Rocket
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Emerjy on DA
Why this piece is awesome: This is a simple portrait, and I really like the energy and use of bright expressionistic colors and texture. It captures Rocket's personality very well. 
Link: Rocket Raccoon
aethel: (gerard bed head [by obsessivewhore])
[personal profile] aethel posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
I'm reccing Bandom art this month, but my main interest is My Chemical Romance so that's mostly what I'll be reccing.

Fandom: Bandom (MCR)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Frank Iero & Gerard Way
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional (ink drawing with pencil and marker?)
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] knameiess / [tumblr.com profile] jerseymisery

Why this piece is awesome: This is a delightful short fancomic depicting a scene from a fanfic ("I Have Been All Things Unholy" by Bexless). I especially like Gerard's expression of innocent friendliness and the limited color palette. The artist has illustrated several scenes from the fic with the same simple, but energetic style. (ESPECIALLY THIS ONE, sorry I couldn't choose)

Link: anyway, uh, i brought you a mattress or on tumblr

Torchwood: Fanfic: Chameleon

Aug. 14th, 2017 04:29 pm
badly_knitted: (Jack & Ianto)
[personal profile] badly_knitted posting in [community profile] fan_flashworks




Title: Chameleon
Fandom: Torchwood
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted 
Characters: Jack, Ianto, Ianto’s TARDIS.
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1078
Spoilers: Some for CoE. Set in my Through Time And Space ‘Verse.
Summary: Jack considers the difference having a TARDIS with a working chameleon circuit makes.
Content Notes: None needed.
Written For: Challenge # 200: Disguise.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.


Chameleon... )

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