Thursday DE

Jun. 22nd, 2017 07:30 am
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What would your character as a child--say, age 10--think about what's going on with your character nowadays? What would your character five years ago think if they could look ahead to the present?

Shout outs

Jun. 21st, 2017 11:48 pm
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I hope that the heat isn't being too difficult for anyone, heat and humidity are awful.

Pam is angry, Baze and others don't help.

Hera and Kanan try to get ready for what might happen next.

Eden tries to improve.

Now what are you loving and finishing. I had a wonderful family visit but I'm glad to be back.

Wednesday DE: Fight!

Jun. 21st, 2017 12:47 pm
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 Sorry for the lack of DE yesterday: I was in ITIL class when the alarm went off, and just forgot afterwards because, hoo boy, ITIL.

So, DE for today inspired by last post on the comm: your character gets attacked by a) an axe crazy, b) an Internet troll c) some religious or political loony taking umbrage at them in RL. What do they do?

Fight Club update

Jun. 20th, 2017 02:46 pm
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I bet y'all have missed the chance to hit each other in a Security approved environment haven't you? I know I've missed watching it. It's been, what, a few months since an official fight club? Well, RL came up and kind of mugged me, which ruined any thread slots I had available.

But fear not, there is another!

Sahaal ([personal profile] exiled_heir_of_the_eighth)'s mun was asking about fight club and what when into running it, and has decided it is a thing they can help with! Accolades and cheers for them! Rules might shift a little in wording as a different character writes the rules, but the one rule of fight club (both OOC and IC) stays the same, Security is the only party that can forcibly break up a fight. Characters can try words and reason, but only an official Security pup can step in to break up the fight is the sparring turns ugly.

So dust off your gloves, oil your swords, and sharpen your spears, fight club should be back soon.

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Jun. 19th, 2017 11:58 pm
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 Happy Hour Threads for this week include:

Today...er...let's just go with today being Tuesday.
Tomorrow, which would make this Wednesday.
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Have at!

Monday DE

Jun. 19th, 2017 07:29 am
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Welcome to another week. May you crush your to do lists and have fun!

For today's topic...it's been hot, like stuck to the vinyl, itchy skin, burning eyes hot. Or your pup just got through with a big fight with someone they care about. Or they know they need to have a talk with said person, but are dreading a fight. Or there is a thing that needs doing but they can't do it quite yet...either way, whatever the cause, your pup is feeling anxious and stressed. What do they do to try and calm themselves?
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15) a marvel or dc couple : Xavin/Karolina (Runaways - Marvel)
C'est un des premiers comics de super-héros que j'ai lus ! Et je n'avais rien contre Karolina/Nico, mais celui-là, je suis tombée complètement fan, peut-être à cause des implications politiques (autant j'aurais voulu que Xavin revienne autant j'adore sa fin), peut-être parce que c'est une relation où, malgré le début en mariage arrangé, elles sont vraiment ensemble, ont des désagréments, font avancer les choses. Le mariage arrangé n'est même pas un de mes tropes préférés d'habitude ! (et puis bon, bien sûr, j'adore les personnages qui font du super-héroïsme ensemble, mais cela s'applique à tellement de mes ships, je suis gâtée !)

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16) a indie/other comics couple : Asami/Korra (Legend of Korra)
On pourrait dire que c'est de la triche, qu'elles comptent comme un couple de cartoon (et oui, je les shippe à cause du cartoon, depuis la saison 3 seulement), mais j'attends le comics centré sur leur relation avec tellement d'impatience que c'est tout à fait sincère.

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17) a non-canon couple (at least one of the characters must be canon lgbt) : Speed/Prodigy (Young Avengers - Marvel)
J'adore leur interaction en tant qu'amis et collègues aux personnalités totalement opposées. C'était avant même que Prodigy fasse son coming out comme bi (et il faudra bien qu'il renonce à Teddy qui est totalement pris), et avant que Speed explique qu'il était assez fluide aussi. Plus le côté embrasser une Eldritch abomination pour que Speed revienne, est-ce que ce n'est pas romantique ? Hum. ^^
J'espère vraiment que dans le futur ils finiront ensemble, ha ha.

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18) an alternate universe couple : Leah/Illyana (Secret Wars Siege - Marvel)
Dans l'univers principal, je shippe Illyana avec Kitty, mais en tant que fan à la fois d'Illyana et de Leah, j'étais impressionnée par à quel point sur le principe, les personnages allaient bien ensemble ! Toutes les deux dans la magie noire, avec des personnalités complémentaires. Et en plus, j'aime bien leur histoire dans cet univers, ce qui ne gâche rien (mais bien sûr en pratique l'univers est détruit et ça ne finit pas bien, ouin)

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19) a wlw couple + a palette of your choice : Storm/Yukio (Marvel)
Je triche pour celui-là et le suivant. Déjà, j'ai dit que je ne savais pas faire les retouches d'images. En plus, je suis sûre qu'on était censé prendre un couple canon, mais je ne saurais pas où mettre mes deux ships presque canon. Donc les voilà.

Parce que Yukio a appris à Storm à concilier ses sentiments avec son besoin de contrôle, parce que Storn à appris à Yukio qu'elle pouvait tenir à quelque chose même sur le long terme. J'adore leurs interactions, toujours en train de faire quelque chose de complètement fou et de sauver le monde, et elles sont presque canon.

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20) a mlm couple + a palette of your choice : Cable/Deadpool (Marvel)

Encore un ship presque canon mais qui aurait dû l'être. J'adore leurs interactions, elles tapent totalement dans mon intérêt sur les ennemis forcés de collaborer, au début, et ensuite ils deviennent de plus en plus proches sans vraiment se l'avouer... Sans compter, bien sûr, que j'adore Deadpool. J'aime moins Cable, mais Deadpool réveille en lui des choses qui me font l'apprécier plus (comme son sens de l'humour bien caché)

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21) any character(s) + a quote : Zimmy (Gunnerkrigg Court)
Je ne sais pas s'il s'agit de choisir une citation de l'oeuvre ou de leur appliquer une citation, mais j'ai choisi la première version. En fait, j'aime tout ce dialogue.
Pauvre Zimmy qui est complètement amoureuse de Gamma, ce qui n'empêche pas que sa relation est assez malsaine parfois. J'espère qu'elles sortiront de ça et auront une happy end.

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Sunday Indulgences

Jun. 18th, 2017 04:56 pm
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It's Sunday again, Milliways, and you know what that means...

it means it's probably a good day for dancing )

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Jun. 18th, 2017 03:12 pm
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Hi,

The Third Milliways County Fair will be taking place shortly, from 3-9th of July IC (the post will probably go up Sunday night).


Horticultural Show
If you are entering the horticultural show, you will need to tag in between the fair opening and judging time with a description of your entry (there will be a copy and paste form) and you can if you choose include a link to a picture. There is no sign up required.
Judging will take place from midnight GMT on the Thursday.


Raffle
Current Raffle Prizes
A block of sapir tea, a plate of no-bake cookies, Cuddly Toy Demonic Bunny, Huckleberry Pie,
1950s USA leather jacket

If you wish to buy a raffle ticket please comment on the post in the above link or talk to Bonnie IC.


Races

So far we have:

Non-Superpowers running race - Autor, Auxin, Gyda

Superpowers running race - Marcus, Vyvyan

Tug of war - Team 1 - Chirrut and Baze, Team 2 - Guppy and Bonnie

Any more contestants please sign up by 26th June so that there is time to receive your OOC instructions. If I have missed anyone off please comment on this post or the linked one.


Questions? Fire away!
Charlotte x

And another Weekend Edition of DE

Jun. 17th, 2017 10:13 am
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...because why not?

What is making you happy recently? Answers can be either as yourself or your pups.

technical difficulty?

Jun. 16th, 2017 02:21 pm
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Hey, has anyone else been getting this error message sometimes when trying to load the main bar community?

error message

I've been periodically getting it for a few months now. Sometimes refreshing will make the community actually load, and sometimes it won't. Is this just a problem on my end, and if so, anyone have ideas on how to fix it?

Friday DE: Worlds mapping

Jun. 15th, 2017 09:16 pm
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Eh...it's midnight somewhere and my morning promises to be busy. Have an early DE.

I just recently finished Seanon McGuire's Every Heart a Doorway, which is a sort of love letter to the many portal fantasy stories of literature. In it, there is a classification system for the various portal worlds:
"Here in the so-called “real world” you have north, south, east, and west, right? Those don’t work for the most of the portal worlds we’ve been able to catalog. So we use other words. Nonsense, Logic, Wickedness, and Virtue. There are smaller sub-directions, little branches, but those four are the big ones. Most worlds are either high Nonsense OR high Logic, and then they have some degree of Wickedness or Virtue built into their foundations from there. A surprising number of Nonsense worlds are Virtuous. It’s like they can’t work up the attention span necessary for anything more vicious than a little mild naughtiness."

Which got me wondering how our canon worlds might sit on the map, and low and behold, I found Tor.com has already done my work for me.
 
 

Thursday DE

Jun. 15th, 2017 07:45 am
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Today's DE comes from a suggestion by [personal profile] i_am_your_host--thank you!

What would your pups would think of their own canon and how would they deal with canon-puncturing if they haven't been punctured already?

Shout outs

Jun. 14th, 2017 10:47 pm
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This is a heads up that starting tonight I have family visiting until I think Monday or Tuesday, which means all my threads will be slower. This mainly covers Cassian Andor and Quentin.

Loki has a skiff.

Bernard Black arrives and has the perfect username.

Lots of strange intersections happen during Baze and Chirrut's latest EP.

Now share what you're enjoying and have finished on this far too hot week.

Wednesday DE: Cooking

Jun. 14th, 2017 12:06 pm
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 What's in your character's kitchen?

Tuesday DE: Silly rename

Jun. 13th, 2017 02:17 pm
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You probably know some tumblr or Instagram accounts who used to have a perfectly sensible URL / user name, and all of a sudden, on the spur of the moment, they are something silly that makes sense in the context (of last night's fun, most likely), and they can't change back because some troll snagged the name?

Well, imagine your charrie in possession of a free rename token, in full genre-savvy knowledge of their user name (it being their own journal or other social media account) and being motivated by intoxication, sheer good spirits, a fun night out with good friends, or conversely pure bloody-mindedness and spite: what would they end up being called, purely on the spur of the moment, including the chain of un-reason that leads them there?
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Blame it on drift between the Cybertronian calendar and the Earth one.



Hi, everyone. Time to start getting ready for the Bar's next big holiday!

Just wanted to let you know that on June 26, 27, and 28- Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the last week of June- Milliways is going to be celebrating the Cybertronian holiday of Cubefall. (The original holiday fell in May, but players have had RL difficulty with their schedule vs. the calendar.) The plot was first proposed in 2008 by our Optimus Prime-mun of the time and approved by the mods. It's the 2007 live-action movie Transformers' equivalent of New Year-type celebrations, and this is what can be expected:

On Monday the 26th, those who enter the Bar proper will find that the place has broken out in construction toys. All kinds of them- furniture made entirely of Legos, Capsela constructs whizzing stuff back and forth overhead, the walls are suddenly made of moving, functional Erector sets, Tinkertoy light fixtures- you name it. A furnace, safely locked so that it cannot be entered by accident, will have replaced the fireplace. Patrons who approach the Bar Herself will be presented with vidscreens wishing them a good Cubefall and offering them several test reconfigurations- physical forms different from their own, which they can choose to try on for the next three days. These can be nearly anything within reason, like at Halloween, but since the holiday is the Cybertronian celebration of the day that the Allspark came to the lump of lifeless rock that became Cybertron, there will always be at least one robot form among the alternatives. (And because Bar is aware that this may bother the organics, there will also always be one small, fuzzy, adorable creature that is in no way humanoid, like a kitten or a tribble or something. A non-reproducing tribble. Tribble storms are an entirely separate kind of plot thank you very much.)

The form changes are not going to happen to people by surprise, and if someone says no or simply doesn't give an answer when first presented with the option to change, they can ask for their choices back at any point during the duration of the holiday. Cubefall is about choosing new beginnings and deciding upon whether to accept them or not. It's not an involuntary thing. No transformation trauma at all!

At the end of the three days, the vidscreens will appear to people again. Unless deliberately and clearly specified in a moment free of outside interference of any kind, the changes chosen go away at the end of the time period. You have to be sober, awake, in your right mind, etc. for the changed form to stick.

The holiday cannot revive the dead. Once your spark has ceased, it cannot be rekindled. It can change the form of the dead, but they're still dead.

Anything thrown into the furnace during Cubefall will be recycled by Bar into something new and appropriate, and may well count against the thrower's bar tab, since the point of the furnace is to melt down the old and smelt it into the new. Anyone who actually plays with the construction toys and makes changes, whether major or minor, to the area around them will find that he, she, or it experiences a few days of good luck- it's considered an auspicious thing, to make changes at Cubefall.

Illiterate characters get the same vidwindow as everyone else, but their messages are spoken aloud rather than printed. Pregnant characters get the explanatory vidwindow, but do not get offered reconfigurations, as they are in the middle of a systems task not to be interrupted.

Outside is not affected. Bar's ability to provide orders is not affected. People who come into Bar on Tuesday instead of Monday will get the same vidscreens as Monday visitors. People who cannot log in on Wednesday will have their normal forms back the next time they log in, unless they make arrangements in advance to keep the changes. People who don't want to make any reconfigurations to themselves will not get changed, and will not get another vidscreen unless they specifically ask the Bar for one before Wednesday evening.

Oh, and you get one (1) transformation for Cubefall. Whatever form you pick, if you pick a form to change into? You have that form until the holiday is over. No changing back and forth; either change for three days, or don't change at all.

Any questions? Let us know! Thanks!
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[1] underapreciated comic series

Lady of the Shard (gigi d.g.)
J'ai déjà expliqué plusieurs fois tout le bien que je pensais de ce webcomics, mais je le conseille vraiment très fort à tous les fans de femslash. Cela commence comme une tranche de vie, dans un monde de science-fantasy, avec une acolyte amoureuse de sa déesse, et puis cela part tout à fait naturellement dans quelque chose de complètement cosmique. Il y a de la dévotion, de l'amitié, de la rancoeur et de la jalousie, des relations intéressantes pour tout le monde et le tout entièrement entre femmes (je veux dire, il y a des personnages masculins aussi, mais moins importants, et surtout pas dans les relations romantiques).

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[2] underapreciated couples

Sistah Spooky/Mindf**k (Empowered)
Haaaa, mon couple maudit ! Doublement, d'abord parce que le scénariste semble ne pas vouloir qu'elles soient heureuses (d'abord une rupture, puis il les tue, puis cette horrible fin du tome 8, sans compter... bref), et ensuite parce que le fandom ne semble pas intéressé, je suppose que quand on commence le comics ça fait très fanservice et que les fiqueurs ne sont pas allés assez loin... et je ne sais pas si la partie sur Spooky et Mindf**k sera traduite en français un jour. Maudit, je dis.
Mais cela reste un ship canon, avec une histoire, une relation complexe qui permet aux personnages de mieux se comprendre eux-mêmes (avec des aspects positifs et négatifs), un des quelques cas où je peux totalement accepter le fait que les personnages s'aiment encore mais mettent fin à leur relation. Aussi, le sexe télépathique canon est un plus.

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Savant/Creote (Birds of Prey - DC Comics)
Les personnages de Gail Simone dans Birds of Prey, deux méchants (ou personnages moralement ambigus, plutôt), un génie de l'informatique avec des problèmes de perception du temps qui se considère comme un rival de Barbara, et son garde du corps ancien KGB qui est secrètement amoureux de lui. J'étais extrêmement investie. Et puis c'est devenu canon (réciproque, je veux dire), et j'ai couiné. Et puis le reboot les a mangés. Déjà qu'ils n'étaient pas très importants en premier lieu, ce ne sont pas les préférés du fandom, mais argh, je les adore toujours.

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[4] underapreciated characters

D'abord deux personnages de New Mutants, parce que je peux.

Xi'an Coy Manh (aussi dite Shan ou Karma) est le seul personnage canoniquement lesbien de l'équipe. Non seulement sa vie amoureuse n'est pas ce qui a été le plus largement traité (une romance à sens unique avec Kitty, deux colocataires trop peu développées avec lesquelles elle avait une relation potentiellement ambiguë, et une petite amie éphémère et sans nom), mais elle manque même de ships non-canon, parce que ses amitiés n'ont pas été très développées non plus, ce qui est encore plus triste. Elle n'a Ses relations les plus importantes sont avec son petit frère et sa petite soeur, et parfois avec un autre enfant malheureux dont elle s'occupe dans un arc ou l'autre. J'aime bien Xi'an. Elle est responsable et dévouée, très douce mais capable de prendre des décisions dures, intelligente et discrète. Mais moi-même, quand je l'écris, je ne sais pas trop par quel bout la prendre (ni avec qui la shipper)

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Warlock est plus populaire ! Pour un perso de New Mutants (qui est une série assez peu connue), et c'est le sixième personnage sur neuf niveau nombre de fics sur AO3. Mais je le mets quand même, parce qu'il est assez peu connu qu'il est asexuel (c'était assez prévisible, puisqu'il est d'une espère alien qui se reproduit non-sexuellement, mais c'était bien de le voir officiel) et que sa relation au genre est assez compliquée, vu que c'est un shapeshifter qui n'a pas de concept de genre sur sa planète mais a choisi des prénoms masculins pour des raisons qui n'ont pas été expliquées. J'adore comment son inhumanité est explorée en profondeur, avec aussi bien des passages drôles que des passages dérangeants. Et pourtant il reste totalement adorable, un ami dévoué capable de surmonter sa peur.

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Athena (The Incredible Hercules - Marvel Comics)
Je ne connaissais pratiquement pas Marvel!Athena avant cet arc, et je l'ai adorée. C'est une figure de mentor hautaine et manipulatrice, et qui peut se le permettre parce qu'elle sait ce qui est bien pour vous... presque toujours. J'aime son sarcasme. Et même si le mot "asexuel" n'est jamais présenté, les faits sont clairs, entre son affliction devant les héros qui se laissent déconcentrer par la romance quand leur amitié est plus importante, et cette citation qui m'a toujours fait beaucoup rire :
You know the story she was born out of Zeus' head? Well, the joke around Olympus goes she was made from father's sexual inhibitions. That's why she has no interest in sex at all... and Zeus will screw anything with two legs. And, come to think of it, a lot of things with four...
J'étais un peu déçue qu'ils en fassent une méchante à la fin, quand tout le reste était parfaitement in character par rapport à la mythologie, là ses motivations étaient plus douteuses... mais cela reste un personnage très intéressant !

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Shadowchild (Digger)
Je ne sais pas si ce personnage pourrait rentrer officiellement dans une liste de personnages queer, mais comme il/elle n'a clairement pas de genre, j'ai décidé que ça comptait quand même. C'est encore un personnage pas humain du tout (qui ne sait pas de quelle espèce il est, d'ailleurs), et j'adore comme Digger, l'héroïne, tente de faire son éducation.

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Monday DE: Color theory

Jun. 12th, 2017 06:06 am
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 Good morning and welcome to another week. Got any challenges you're going to crush this week?

As for today's topic, let's talk color and it's use. How is your canon's color palette? Is it bright or is it desaturated like a Snyder film? Do specific colors have meanings within canon? How about the use of color in meta-canon? Feel free to add any details I didn't think of in my questions.

Sunday Indulgences

Jun. 11th, 2017 09:04 pm
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It's Sunday again, Milliways, and you know what that means...

it means this gif was the first result for exhausted but happy. I kid you not. )

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