Butterflies!

Jun. 23rd, 2017 08:52 am
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When I was at the botanical garden, I went into the glasshouse this time to look at the butterflies. I must have timed it right near a release because there were butterflies galore. One rested in my hair for awhile, and I got one to sit on my hand, too. I wanted to share a few of the pictures I took. I hope you like them! :D

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More butterflies )
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Joanne K. Rowling:
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Harry Potter exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Funko figures include Luna, Occamy, more.
Professor Everard Actor Sam Beazley Dies Age 101.
“Harry Potter” Continues to Dominate the UK’s Top Tourist Attractions of 2017.
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
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Parkour!

Jun. 19th, 2017 07:20 pm
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Sadly, I didn't have a phone on hand to try to get a photo.

But I just found out that a startled fox on a London balcony will, if feeling cornered, drop two storeys onto the top of a garden wall, bounce off that onto the ground, land with somewhat less dignity than it had intended but apparently without injury, and trot off hurriedly.

In my defense, I really didn't mean to make the fox feel cornered; it's just that my immediate, automatic response to "unexpected furry cat-sized creature" is "stay still, make crooning noises at it, try to edge a bit closer." Had I fled, it would have been able to go round to the other side of the balcony, where you only have to drop down half a storey to an adjacent roof.

ETA: I can't help noticing that there is a very well-chewed yellow foam ball on my balcony, which I did not put there.

Also, by way of apology, I have left a dish of water out on the balcony, because it is a heatwave.

Ducklings

Jun. 19th, 2017 02:08 pm
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Ducklings!
[Two ducklings, one facing the camera and one showing us its fluffy backside.]

Someone left the top gate on our canal lock open today and these two plus their four siblings got stuck at the far end of the lock next to the closed gate. They couldn't scramble out to meet their momma standing on the lock edge. I went out to chivvy her back toward the open gate, and luckily the ducklings trapped in the lock followed her all the way out the gate, which I shut behind them. All seem to be okay if a little peeved with me, and I can take it!
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Joanne K. Rowling:
• J.K. Rowling returns to Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrities List after three year absence.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) and Kelly MacDonald (Helena Ravenclaw) in first trailer for the biopic 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' about Winnie-the-Pooh author A. A. Milne and his son.
• Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) compares Harry Potter and Star Trek Fandoms.

Prompt Challenges:
[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365 posted Prompt #197 (due on or before June 10): “I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that’s living.” — Ursula Andress, cat gif and Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions.
[tumblr.com profile] introvert-club posted Prompt 7. (Remus/Sirius only)

Communities:
[livejournal.com profile] hd_wireless made a Mod Post: submission deadline is coming up on June 20!
[livejournal.com profile] hp_drizzle posted Check-in Post for participants of the Harry Potter Weather Fest.
[livejournal.com profile] hp_crossgenfest posted a Reminder that submissions are due in one month, on July 17.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[livejournal.com profile] hprarefest posted the Week Two Round Up.
[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365 posted the Prompt #196 Masterlist.

Editor's Choice Rec:
Festival of Love by Anonymous at [livejournal.com profile] femmefest (Lavender Brown/Parvati Patil; G, art)

Fandom Recs:
[livejournal.com profile] themightyflynn recced a Hermione Granger/Lucius Malfoy/SeverusSnape/Bill Weasley fic (R for suggestion).
[livejournal.com profile] toblass recced Severus Snape art (G).
[livejournal.com profile] starduchess recced Harry Potter/River Tam (past HarryPotter/Luna Lovegood) cross-over with Firefly fic (PG).

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[livejournal.com profile] hd_prophet: June 18 edition.
Schedule of Upcoming Events from June 18 to 24 at [livejournal.com profile] potterfests.
• The SS/HP Prophet from June 10 to 17.

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Nominations are open for Mugglenet Fanfiction's annual Quicksilver Quill Awards 2017. The organisers are still looking for judges. More info here and here.

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Instinct Magazine carried Sam Claflin On Finding The Right Gay Role & 'Hunger Games' Gay Fan Fiction.

There was plenty of fanfic talk in Kaitlyn Tiffany’s THE FOUNDER OF PINBOARD ON WHY UNDERSTANDING FANDOM IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS for The Verge.

GQ’s Jay Willis wrote that, following James Comey’s recent testimony, The left began writing its impeachment fanfiction at a more furious rate than ever.

Theater in Ferndale, American Horror Story, Harry Potter, Jane Austen, more Harry Potter, Markov Chains, Wentworth, British politics, The Mummy, Arms, Marie Antoinette )

A Margaret Smith piece in Wicked Local Chelmsford about encounters with Adam West mentioned Batman fanfic.

Andy Greene described Nirvana’s “Floyd the Barber” as essentially an ultra-violent piece of Andy Griffith fan fiction for Rolling Stone.

In ‘The Refreshing Queer Sensibility of American Gods’ for The Atlantic, Manuel Betancourt wrote [showrunner Bryan] Fuller’s trademark style enwrapped NBC’s horror-thriller drama Hannibal, where he turned a notorious cannibal and his FBI profiler into a homoerotic pairing that inspired a fan-fiction genre called Hannigram.

For America Magazine, Rob Weinert-Kendt wrote that Lucas Hnath’s "A Doll’s House, Part 2,” may come off a bit like fan fiction as written by Tom Stoppard.

You won’t believe what kids are writing about celebs, book characters and other pop culture stars (Caroline Knorr, republished on Salon).

Finally, in ‘How Women Are Changing Geek Culture,’ republished on Forbes, Cecilia Tan, in answering ‘What kinds of roles do women play, in nerd culture in 2017?,’ wrote: People put their energies where they get the best encouragement and positive feedback. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why the fandom and nerd culture arenas where women don't just participate but dominate tend to be non-commercial: fan fiction, fan art, cosplay, book blogging and book-tubing. But there are also women making video games, creating comics, hitting the bestseller lists, and winning Hugo and Nebula Awards. There's no space or role that I see in nerd culture that is exclusively a male domain.
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Hi everyone!

I'm a sysadmin from Perth (Western Australia), and keen photographer. I rarely manage to get out of the metropolitan area, but we have a wonderful variety of wildlife right on our doorsteps.

For example...
Hirundo neoxena, or Welcome Swallow, shot at a jetty on the Swan River, just a couple of minutes' walk from my office, and taken during my lunch break.
Cut for size )

You can also find me on G+ - where I have a collection dedicated to nature - https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/IauoY - including many of my better shots.

One (slightly late) Weekly Check-in!

Jun. 16th, 2017 01:34 pm
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I hope everyone's doing well. I've had a busy week, and spent yesterday totally wiped out with an awful migraine, so. I have not been very productive this week. I haven't even thought about writing. But there you go. That's how good my brain has been this week.

So I hope you've had a better week than me. Share your successes with us, or your failures. Let us know if you want any prompts, advice, or anything else.

Bonus prompt: Ten song ficlets! If you're stuck, put your music on shuffle, take a fic you're stuck on, and write something for the length of the first ten songs, just to see if that gets your inspiration going. Feel free to share with us in the comments, if you like.
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FAQ (LJ | DW) | Schedule (LJ | DW) | Claiming (LJ | DW)


Timeline: Round 10: Prompt-A-Thon!
Prompting: May 15th - 28th, 2017.
Claiming: May 29th - June 11th, 2017 (max 2 prompts).
Claiming: June 12th - August 13th, 2017 (open claiming).
Claiming Ends / Last Day To Drop Out: August 13th, 2017.
Posting: August 14th - September 4th, 2017.

Tok'ra Kree is a community for fan challenges focused on the Tok'ra from Stargate SG-1. The challenge is run as a prompt-a-thon.

Fic/art can be any rating (G to NC-17), and gen, het, slash, femslash, poly... Any and all pairings (or none) are welcome! Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, the movies, as well as crossovers are welcome.

One or more Tok'ra must play a major part in the fanwork and not just be there as a convenient source of information, a way to get a spaceship, someone to blame, or similar. They do not, however, have to be one of the main character(s).

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Jun. 13th, 2017 07:19 pm
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Is there a community on DW where you can ask about potential rp game ideas, or find out if there is interest in a specific theme/premise? All I've found are the character talking to the mun/writer type comms and nothing specific to asking if a certain premise exists, or would be welcomed.

Or even to drum up activity in a current game. Similar to wanna_rp over at Insanejournal. :)
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Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
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Rupert Grint in new look at Sky comedy 'Sick Note's second season, with Lindsay Lohan.
Vote For Your Favorite “Potter” Character in New Poll from Bloomsbury!
Searching for a Way to Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday? Look No Further.
Universal Studios Hollywood's The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle show preview.
Jany Temime Talks Films, Parks, and More in Exclusive Interview.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
'Fantastic Beasts' plush Niffler available in U.S. from Quantum Mechanix this fall.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's Sound Designer Gareth Fry wins Special Tony Award.

Prompt Challenges:
[community profile] draco100 posted Prompt 20: Rain.

Communities:
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[community profile] party_4_potter announced Surprise party for Harry Potter!
[profile] hd_cliche reminds you: Sign-up opened this weekend.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[community profile] draco100 posted the Round up Post: Prompt 19.
[community profile] dramionelove posted the Mini Fest Round 2 Reveals and Masterlist.
[community profile] bottom_draco posted the Draco's Merry-Making Mini Fest Masterlist.
[livejournal.com profile] hp_3somes posted 2017 Masterlist Reveals.

Fandom Recs:
[personal profile] germankitty recced one Harry/Hermione fic.
[personal profile] capitu recced one Harry/Draco fic.

Resources:
[community profile] hd_prophet: Sunday 11th.
[profile] potterfests posted Schedule of Upcoming Events in the HP Fandom from 11 to 17 June 2017.

Essay/Meta:
Was Auror John Dawlish Named for a Golden Age Villain? By John Granger
• John Granger wrote: Unlocking Fantastic Beats (Round Up):
Part One – J. K. Rowling, Screenwriter: the Narrative,
Part Two – The Filmmakers’ Choices: the Narrative,
Part 3 — Six Screenplay Scenes Deleted From Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them,
Part 4 – Five Merchandise Tie-Ins Revelations & Newsbreaks at Rowling’s Site & Twitter, and
Part Five So What? The Found Text & Its Meaning.

Searches:
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