(I’ve already gone through all of my dismayed reaction pics of Labour MPs (and former MPs) on my personal Twitter and two different Tumblrs, but campaigning for #Larry4PM has a better and more positive impact on the world.)
I’m having one of those weeks (months) where I can’t really breathe or move very much, and have compensated for it by diving much too deep into a fandom. So I’ve been reading a lot of KHR fic, and only just remembered that KHR was during LJ era so I actually have to look for rec lists and can’t just wade through AO3 and FFN. Both of which I already did, if you want to know how dire my straits are.
Anyway, Yuri on Ice! I’m incredibly excited for this anime. For one, it looks like they’re actually going to be semi-accurate to RL figure skating. I’ve read enough figure skating manga over the years to despair about this, multiple times. Secondly, the artistry shown in the 1st teaser alone—Viktor’s melancholy look up, hair flowing, hand moving in despair—wow. The sound of the ice scratching as a skater comes to a stop took me straight to the rink-side watching someone skate. Also Suwabe Junichi is voicing the artistic brooding Russian skater Viktor and ToyoToshi is voicing the go-getter main character Yuuri, so I’d probably have watched this regardless of the fact it’s all of my anime dreams come true at once.
(Fingers extremely crossed they don’t screw up the figure skating details because I have been known to rant about GOE for days on end. I recently confirmed how deeply I am in this hole as I was at a figure skating event among hardcore fans, and was somehow the person providing scoring commentary. Aiyah.)
Fandom: Hikaru no Go, Go RPF
Characters: Shindou Hikaru, Touya Akira, others
Summary: A computer was going to play the best Go player in the world. No one thought it could win. And yet the first thing that Touya said was, “It reminds me of your whole situation with
Word Count: 3,170
Notes: ICYMI I watched a lot of go this week and wrote the Lee Sedol v. AlphaGo match into a fanfic.
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When Suigetsu Yuki came back with Chihayafuru in 2007, I was so excited about it, but I never read it. I didn’t read it when it won the Manga Taishou in 2009. I didn’t watch it when the anime began airing in 2011. I didn’t watch it when my then-coworker, who I admired, vehemently recommended it to me while drunk and walking home from his farewell party in 2011 or 2012. “It’s nostalgia,” he said.
I’ve just watched the first episode. It’s kind of funny, because its theme has haunted me through my teenage years: a nostalgia for the simple friendships that you have when you are ten years old. The first significant story I wrote, that I started writing in 2007, was about exactly that. I spent three years in total writing that story, trying to give it a happy ending, trying to let the main character get over the past. Perhaps it’s for the best I never started reading Chihayafuru in 2007, when I still bought into that nostalgia.
Ten years later: I’m back to Suigetsu Yuki.
Length: 3,400 words.
Summary: It was Sidekick Experience Week, Alex’s plans for a new line of Fanini cards starring himself were coming to fruition, and his superhero mentor was going to Excelsor. His life was brilliant. Academy-era.
Warnings: Dubious consent due to power discrepancy, internalised homophobia.
Notes: Yuletide fic for subito.
Characters/Pairing: Fuji Yuuta, Fuji Shuusuke, and practically everyone else. Yuuta/Tomoka sort of not really.
Length: ~5,680 words (this chapter)
Summary: If things had gone another way, Fuji Shuusuke would have made a very successful boyband member and actor. Fuji Yuuta in any universe has no idea how to deal with his brother.
Warnings: Boy band/entertainment industry AU.
Notes: I started this story more than 4 years ago, but never got around to writing much of it, so I’m posting it now to force myself to continue writing it. The adopted!Fujis idea was from Immortality by w175n57; I’m just taking it to the logical conclusion of shoujo manga–esque starring one Fuji Yuuta as hapless heroine.
( How to Be a Pop Star, Episode 1 )
In this post, quoted from Eric Meyer, CSS expert nonpareil:
Searching For Mark PilgrimFollowed up with:
Just yesterday, I took a screenshot of the title page of Dive Into HTML5 to include in a presentation as a highly recommended resource. Now it’s gone. That site, along with all the other “Dive Into…” sites (Accessibility, Python, Greasemonkey, etc.) and addictionis.org, is returning an HTTP “410 Gone” message. Mark’s Github, Google+, Reddit, and Twitter accounts have all been deleted. And attempts to email him have been bounced back.
This is very reminiscent of Why the Lucky Stiff’s infosuicide, and it’s honestly shocking.
Mark Pilgrim is alive/annoyed we called the police. Please stand down and give the man privacy and space, and thanks everyone for caring.There really is no difference.
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Also of note:
joeld: Somehow @Pinboard's popular page got taken over by gay fan fiction. I rather miss the web/entrepreneurial stuff predominating.( Read more... )
Pinboard: @joeld same amount of wank, just in a different format
Anyway, for those of you thinking of migrating to Pinboard: it's slightly under $10 to get an account (flat fee), which will rise along with the # of users. You can also pay extra annually to get automatic backups of everything you save (pretty neat). Pinboard still isn't quite fleshed out yet despite being a couple years old, but it looks like Maciej will get stuff like tag bundles and group privacy like LJ up in a reasonable amount of time.
If you're still using Delicious, here's a userstyle to make the new layout more tolerable.