badly_knitted
22 July 2017 @ 07:06 pm
Challenge # 47: Holiday/Vacation  




This week's challenge is:


Holiday/Vacation


Reminder of Rules

Entries should be 100 words exactly, excluding titles and headers.
Please place the body of your entry behind a cut.
Tag with the appropriate Challenge, Fandom, Type, and Ratings tags. If a tag for your fandom doesn't exist, leave a request on the Tag Request post and I'll create the tags you need. You can request as many fandom tags as you want.
You don't need to use the challenge word or phrase in your drabble, though you can if you like.
Each challenge ends when the new challenge is posted.

NEW RULE: DOUBLE DRABBLES ARE ALSO ACCEPTED ;)

Have fun!
 
 
Current Location: My Desk
Current Mood: frustrated
 
 
 
calliopes_pen
22 July 2017 @ 12:14 pm
Rest In Peace, John Heard  
John Heard has passed away at the age of 72. May he rest in peace. He was found dead in his hotel room yesterday, two days after having minor back surgery. He might be most well known for the role of Peter McAllister (Kevin’s father) in the first two Home Alone films. I also vaguely remember him from Cat People (1982).
 
 
 
 
ayebydan
22 July 2017 @ 06:07 pm
monsters inc  




[community profile] disney20in20

rest found here@ [personal profile] pureimagination
 
 
Sacred Porn
22 July 2017 @ 09:58 pm
Prompt for 2017-07-22  
Today's prompt is "shelter".
Tags:
 
 
lifeistoobrevis
21 July 2017 @ 07:27 pm
10 Star Trek Voyager Icons  


The rest over here @ [community profile] the_holodeck.
 
 
vaysh
21 July 2017 @ 11:53 pm
The Daily Snitch - Friday, July 21, 2017  
Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• VIDEOS: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone moving illustrated digital book out Sept. 5.
• Bloomsbury releases cover art of Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition companion book. (More info here)

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Dressing the Golden Trio: Us Magazine interviews costume designer Jany Temime.
• Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) visited Universal Studio Hollywood's "Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts" Show.
• Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter): (street-level) Superhero.
• Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood): theater review "Disco Pigs".
HP movies cast round-up of the week.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
• New London cast reveals the magic of 'Cursed Child' in words and pictures.

Pottermore News
• The Ultimate Pottermore Quizzes Collection.

Communities:
• The Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Edition of [community profile] firewhiskeyfic started tonight.
[personal profile] hp_drizzle posted the Fest Check-in, part 2.
[livejournal.com profile] hp_creatures posted the Claiming Post for the Halloween Creature Fest.
[livejournal.com profile] hd_erisedposted the Sign-up Forms for sign-ups of July 28.
[livejournal.com profile] snape_potter posted Join the Party! at the half-way point of the Harry Potter Birthday Party that ends July 31.
[livejournal.com profile] one_bad_man posted the Sign-up Post for the next week of reccing Lucius Malfoy and/or Severus Snape creations.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[livejournal.com profile] wand_in_a_knot posted the Round Two: Masterlist of the Harry Potter 24 hours Porn Challenge.

Fandom Recs:
[livejournal.com profile] rosevalleynb recced a Arthur Weasley/Molly Weasley fic at the [profile] crack_broom (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] madeleone recced a Hermione Granger/Severus Snape fic (PG).
The Rec Center recced a Hermione Granger/Pansy Parkinson fic (PG).

Discussion:
• Holly wrote Did We Really Need a Map in the 20th-Anniversary “Philosopher’s Stone” Editions? (MuggleNet)

General Fandom News:
• Comic-Con San Diego Panel: Fantastic Fans and where To Find Them: Rowling Along in 2017 (Sunday, July 23, 2 - 3 pm, room 6BCF)
• MuggleNet Live! 2017: Nineteen Years Later – 15 Theme Park goals you can only complete at MuggleNet Live!
• Harry Potter Home Décor Collection coming this fall.
• Victoria reviews the Harry Potter nano metalfigs for MuggleNet.

Nifty:
• New Hogwarts House patches coming from Warner Bros this fall. Win a set at MuggleNet Give-away! or Win a set at the Leaky Cauldron Give-away!

[community profile] daily_snitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[community profile] firewhiskeyficHave a drink; write a masterpiece
The community to safely practice writing under the influence. Challenges take place once every 3 to 4 months. Each challenge consists of about 5 prompts centered on a common theme. All entries are due within 48 hours from the start of the round. No betas are allowed; editing and proof-reading is discouraged. Once all entries have been submitted, there is a one week period to vote in several categories. [community profile] firewhiskeyfic is based in the HP fandom but all fandoms are welcome. Writers and artists are welcome to participate!


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

 
 
veronica_rich
21 July 2017 @ 02:48 pm
Hey, it's back!  
Jan pointed out to me that the Red Dwarf Introcast podcast came back up for a while at the end of last year to review Series XI - you can Google it or, if you have an iTunes or Android enabled device, you can search for it in your podcast server-thingy and subscribe, then download those six episodes to listen to (or the entire podcast history).

If you've never heard of this podcast, you should check it out. The premise is that this sci-fi-savvy American couple a few years ago, who had never heard of Red Dwarf, agreed to co-host a podcast with a British fan, and did so episode by episode, watching each new only before recording for THAT particular episode. So you're getting a fresh reaction and review. They caught up through Series X in their original run, then reassembled like the Avengers last year to take on XI.

(I'm still listening to the "Twentica" episode, but one of the laughs in it is when Shane, the veteran, tells the couple, Heath and Angela, about the fuck-up on the Blu-Ray steelbook last November - remember, the distributor originally printed on it not the Series XI titles, but Series XII episode titles? Heath and Angela immediately start naming their own episode titles for XII, including "Episode 3: Lister and Rimmer Finally Get Married" and "Episode 4: Lister and Rimmer Divorce and Lister Marries Kochanski, but Then They Get Divorced and He Marries Rimmer Again." No, they're not slash fans, but they're pretty good sports about it existing, and the joke is just good clean fun, LOL.)

Anyway, it's good to while away a week of your life if you listen nonstop and don't sleep, so go download it ...
 
 
calliopes_pen
21 July 2017 @ 12:09 pm
Rest In Peace, Deborah Watling  
Deborah Watling has passed away, at the age of 69, following a battle with lung cancer. May she rest in peace. She played the role of Victoria Waterfield, companion to the Second Doctor, on Doctor Who. Unfortunately, most of her episodes were destroyed.

The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Enemy of the World managed to survive from her tenure on the series, along with the second episode of the serial The Evil of the Daleks.
 
 
 
 
Sacred Porn
21 July 2017 @ 11:15 pm
Prompt for 2017-07-21  
Today's prompt is "nothing lasts forever".
Tags:
 
 
seichan
21 July 2017 @ 09:29 am
[Goods] Steiff x Cardcaptor Sakura  


German plush animal company, Steiff, will be releasing limited edition Cardcaptor Sakura Sakura and Syaoran teddy bears. There will only be a limited number made. Each will have a serial number.
Preorder now.
Release date: Feb 2018
Price: 38,000 yen each

[More info and order link HERE]
 
 
calliopes_pen
20 July 2017 @ 10:20 am
Rest In Peace, Trevor Baxter  
Trevor Baxter has passed away at the age of 84. May he rest in peace. For Doctor Who fans, he played Professor George Litefoot in the episode The Talons of Weng-Chiang. He reprised the role for Big Finish Productions, in Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles: The Mahogany Murderers, and a series called Jago & Litefoot.

Having looked through his filmography, I see that he was in two episodes of Mystery And Imagination*--The Body Snatcher and Feet Foremost; I believe those are in the portion that are sadly lost. He was also in Jack The Ripper (1988) in the role of Lanyon--that one also starred Michael Caine, Lysette Anthony (Angelique from Dark Shadows 1991), and Susan George (Lucy in Dracula 1968). I have always meant to watch that one, so I’ll track it down. I think I spotted it at DailyMotion earlier, divided into parts.

*Come to think of it, that's two from Mystery And Imagination that have died in the last two months. Peter Sallis was the other one.
 
 
 
 
Sacred Porn
20 July 2017 @ 08:12 pm
Prompt for 2017-07-20  
Today's prompt is "leaving this place behind".
Tags:
 
 
fueschgast
19 July 2017 @ 10:00 pm
30 Life on Mars icons  
8 20 22
The rest at [personal profile] fuesch.
 
 
badly_knitted
19 July 2017 @ 07:03 pm
FAKE: Alone Time [Challenge # 46: When There’s Nobody Around]  



Title: Alone Time
Fandom: FAKE
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Ryo, mentions Dee and Bikky.
Rating: G
Challenge: # 46: When There’s Nobody Around.
Spoilers/Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Ryo is going to make the most of his alone time.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.


Alone Time




 
 
Current Location: My Desk
Current Mood: busy
 
 
calliopes_pen
19 July 2017 @ 11:02 am
Import In Progress  
I am in the process of importing my older fanfic to Ao3. A large portion of it is probably Doctor Who, from the Tenth Doctor days. So if you suddenly notice a new story* from me, it's not new. It's so very, very old and fluff more than anything in most cases. Looking back now, quite a few are not that great, but they're going up for the sake of completion.

*There were two occasions as I started the import where it accidentally made it post to today's date, but it was eventually fixed. I learned that trying to import from Teaspoon does that for whatever reason, while importing from Dreamwidth does not, and gives the original date without me needing to change it.
 
 
 
 
ironed_orchid
19 July 2017 @ 07:19 pm
Intended Reading (19th July )  
What haven't you read yet this week?

We all have things we mean to read, but never quite find the time, whether it's a bunch of unopened tabs, or in a precarious tower of books by the bed.

What's on your to-be-read list this week?
 
 
Sacred Porn
19 July 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Prompt for 2017-07-19  
Today's prompt is "that's not what you said".
Tags:
 
 
capitu
18 July 2017 @ 07:00 pm
 
Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
More Previews of 'Prisoner of Azkaban' Illustrated Edition by Jim Kay.
Sean Biggerstaff Joins Georgia Moffett for New “Doctor Who” Audio Adventures.
Bloomsbury releasing 2 new Harry Potter-related books with J.K. Rowling's notes.
‘Harry Potter’ Cast in Film News and Clips: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ and More.
David Bradley and Jim Broadbent in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Opening.
Harry Potter exhibit 'Christmas in the Wizarding World' coming to stores this fall.
Review: Harry Potter Film Concert Series – “Chamber of Secrets”.
You Can Do Your Holiday Shopping in the Wizarding World This Year.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
Unlocking Fantastic Beats: In Search of the Shooting Script 'The Round Up Post'.
Ezra Miller Shines as Flash in Press for "Justice League".

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' on-stage production promos with new London cast.

Communities:
[community profile] hp_creatures posted Claiming Info for the HP Creatures 2017 Fest.
[community profile] hp_crossgenfest posted Submissions due July 17th.

Fandom Recs:
[personal profile] gracerene recced one Harry/Draco fic.

Resources:
[community profile] hd_prophet: Monday, July 17th.
[personal profile] digthewriter posted A Tutorial: Placing HTML tags in a Word Document..

Archive News:
The Brian/Justin Archive is Moving to AO3.

Essay/Meta:
Grindelwald: The Only One Dumbledore Ever Feared? By Victor

Searches:
[community profile] daily_snitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.
 
 
calliopes_pen
18 July 2017 @ 12:14 pm
And then I remembered…  
I suddenly remembered that long ago, for whatever reason, I had made two other Photobucket accounts (one in 2004 and one in 2005, according to the registration dating; they looked to be empty, so I had deleted stuff years ago in there). I vaguely remembered the ancient e-mail addresses for them, but not the usernames. Using the former, I was able to get the latter. So now, they are deleted, too.

And with that, I have cut ties with Photobucket completely.