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Sunday, October 15th, 2017 12:05 pm
brightknightie: Cassiopeia, in uniform (Other Fandom BSG)
For the record, I'm avidly watching Star Trek: Discovery every Sunday night. I feel no need for fanfic in Trekdom. But I am a Trek fan and the daughter of a Trek fan.

So: Know that you can talk to me about the new Trek, if you're looking for someone to talk to. :-D

brightknightie: Duncan and Tessa embrace on the sidewalk. (Other Fandom Highlander)
I somehow didn't see this until [personal profile] elistaire pointed it out just now, but [community profile] hlh_shortcuts sign-ups have been open since 10/06, and will be open through 10/15 — tomorrow!

Coming to it this late, I doubt there's enough time for me to make up my mind whether to play and to compose a sign-up. (You've seen me agonize through these things, right? And I have a lot of hesitation in HL fandom.) But I always read in this exchange fest, and look forward to that reading very much!

brightknightie: With Hank and Diana in the lead, the children confront Tiamat. (Other Fandom D&D poster)
The [community profile] myoldfandom ficathon (for fandoms that have been out of production at least 10 years) released its stories on June 18, and de-anonomized on June 23. I mentioned the release, but I've wanted to share more details:Other stories written by people we know include "Time And Time And Time Again" by [archiveofourown.org profile] coralysendria, "Jean at the Witching Hour" by [archiveofourown.org profile] greerwatson, and "The One where Trance's Botany Expertise came in Handy" by [archiveofourown.org profile] karrenia_rune.

Perhaps because it's a multi-fandom fest without a strongly unifying thematic commonality, comments and kudos seem a bit thin on the ground overall. If you have time, maybe you might take a glance over the fandoms written, and see whether any ring a bell? All the authors deserve appreciation! (And maybe they'll write more in these dear old fandoms if we encourage them.)

The story I wrote, btw, was my first try writing these characters, whom I've loved since the days I was their target audience. I'm brimming over with ideas for them (ideas that didn't fit the prompt I received ~grin~). If I weren't immediately turning all my hobby time to FKFicFest... well, I hope that the ideas stick around, and another excuse to write them comes! (I'm also extra open to constructive criticism, on a first try in a new fandom, if anyone wants to analyze what can be better, stronger, more interesting.)
brightknightie: Rebecca in medieval flashback, on horseback, holding her sword (Other Fandom Highlander Again)
For what I believe is the first time, Highlander: The Raven is now available for streaming on Amazon (per episode, $2.99 HD or $1.99 SD; for the 22-episode season, it's $19.99 HD or $14.99 SD) and also on Google Play (per episode, $1.99 HD; for the season, $25.99 HD).

Right now, the per episode HD price is much better on Google Play, while the whole season price is much better on Amazon. Only Amazon offers SD at this time (I think that Google Play doesn't do SD).
brightknightie: With Hank and Diana in the lead, the children confront Tiamat. (Other Fandom D&D poster)
#13. Recommend at least three fanworks created by others.

On this rainy Saturday, let's have some more Saturday-morning cartoons! Even though it's no longer anywhere near Saturday morning. :-) This time: fanart celebrating Dungeons & Dragons (1983-1985). I recommend...
  • ♥ Meet the gang! ♥
    The moment it all begins! Fascinated Diana, worried Sheila, defensive Eric, anxious Presto, anticipating Hank, eager Bobby...
    Digital painting: "Untitled Commission" by [deviantart.com profile] beagifted

  • Action-packed!
    This teeming panel conveys the headlong story pace. Delighted Bobby, fleeing Sheila, fierce Diana, crouching Eric, Hank in the lead and Presto trying anything...
    Pencil & ink: "Dungeons and Dragons" by [deviantart.com profile] AllPat

  • We knew invisibility cloaks before invisibility cloaks were cool!
    Is Sheila putting up her hood, or taking it down? Which cliff-face is this, of all they've faced? Yet this must be future-Sheila, with those tattoos and that determination...
    Digital painting: "Sheila from Dungeons and Dragons redesign" by [deviantart.com profile] RoBs0n

More, more, more! )

Got any favorite D&DC fanart to rec to me?
brightknightie: With Hank and Diana in the lead, the children confront Tiamat. (Other Fandom D&D poster)
#10. Recommend a fannish reference resource.

In Dungeons & Dragons (the '80s cartoon!), I heartily recommend the astounding Dungeons & Dragons cartoon encyclopedia! It's everything I ever wanted to do for FK non-fiction, and more and better. If you ever loved this show, it's easy to get lost in delight there, link to link, script to script.

In Battlestar Galactica (the original series!), I rely on The Battlestar Wiki for anything I can't remember where to find in canon (and for what's beyond canon). It has a few blind spots, connected (I presume) to certain Real Life situations (e.g. Serina isn't in the recurring character list, though several less-frequent characters are).

As you probably know, in Forever Knight, I assembled my own reference materials back in the day, including a script-based flashback timeline (a variation on [livejournal.com profile] wiliqueen's phenomenal costume-based flashback timeline, and building also on Dorothy's version), a Crusades/FK chronology alignment, and 7 character FAQs (mainly the S3 characters). I started, but never completed, lists of all named FK places and things and FK characters, and an FK quotation concordance. To this day, I keep print-outs of my timeline and aired-order episode list on a bulletin board above my desk at home.
brightknightie: Schanke reading Emily's novel (Reads)
#7. Share a beloved item of canon.

In FKdom, we often talk about the episodes that "brought us across," that converted us from viewers to fans. These aren't always (or even often!) our favorite episodes in the long run, but they do always have some special combination of timing and resonance that imprints, snuggling up with our imaginations and never letting go.

Over in Marvel Comics, I can narrow it down to not just one story, but one page. Maybe even one panel. It's in Marvel Team-up Annual #5 (1982) (page 11), by Mark Gruenwald. These days, you can get it inside the compilation Thing: The Serpent Crown Affair (page 91). The Scarlet Witch and her husband, the Vision, are out at a movie theater. They're in civvies; it's date night. Suddenly, from the big screen, comes a mystic apparition of evil, a premonition of the vile artifact known as the Serpent Crown, and only Wanda can see it! Wanda heads for the lobby; Vision goes after her. Donning her costume, she explains, and promptly heads off to save the world. Vision had offered to join her, of course, but this is a job for the Scarlet Witch. She sends him back inside to enjoy the rest of the movie (and of course to come running with the rest of the Avengers if he doesn't hear from her within 24 hours).

Little-girl me fell head over heels. The Scarlet Witch has been my favorite superhero ever since. And Vision/Wanda has been my only OTP.
brightknightie: Nick and his remote control (Remote Control)
Just for fun:

Poll #17280 didyouwatchxflive
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


Did you watch the new XF "live" tonight?

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Yes, I watched the broadcast airing!
3 (30.0%)

No, but I'll stream it as soon as I can.
0 (0.0%)

No, but I'll probably see it sometime.
3 (30.0%)

Not tonight, not ever.
2 (20.0%)

Other
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