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Jul. 30th, 2015 13:39
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I would like to cancel my hormones and sign up for some other sort of secretion, like extra fucking dandruff or something.

OTW Fannews: Asking and Getting

Jul. 30th, 2015 10:42
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The Daily Dot discussed Funimation's fanart stance with OTW Legal staffer Rebecca Tushnet. "'[I]t’s notable that there’s no mention of fair use...Fan art can be non-infringing fair use; elements of whether it is fair use include how transformative it is (how much new meaning and message it adds); whether it’s commercial or not; and whether it displaces a market for 'official' goods.'

So it doesn't matter that they've declared they won't be going after commercially sold fanart? Not necessarily, according to Tushnet: 'It somewhat depends on what they actually do, but they are clearly claiming that fan art is in fact infringing copyright, even if they indicate they usually tolerate it. So I wouldn’t feel very reassured by this statement.'"

When should something be in the public domain? What about fair use for fanworks, plus does charity start in fandom? http://bit.ly/1SP78ru
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involves Steven regaling Pearl with increasingly-untrue bug facts from an educational children's book which Amethyst and Vidalia wrote. I've almost written more of this fake kids' book than I have of the fanfic for which it is intended.

The OTW Joins Save The Link

Jul. 29th, 2015 09:20
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The OTW is proud to announce our participation in The Open Media's Save The Link campaign!

one thing

Jul. 29th, 2015 07:34
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atikmdag.sys is harshing my Windows experience at home, on 8.1 Pro. I've uninstalled Flash, which I basically don't use (the occasional YouTube video is played by Chrome, though I prefer Firefox in general). Thus, instead of blue-screening, Windows turns off the display occasionally in manner of overzealous screen saver.

hmph.

The Flash connection isn't random, but it's as far as I've gone so far. At least I haven't seen BSOD since removing it.

alpha and omega

Jul. 29th, 2015 07:32
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G. Willow Wilson, Alif the Unseen (2012): I wonder a lot how this novel goes for readers of Arabic, mixed desi, and/or east and south Mediterranean heritage; though it seems relatively even-handed to me, nearly all cover blurbs come from white US folks. Anyway. A hacker of mixed heritage in his early twenties who goes by Alif is in puppy-love with Intisar, who must now marry whoever her rich parents want. After Alif's code is breached, he flees for his life while taking responsibility (he thinks at first) for childhood friend Dina. A book containing The Thousand and One Days, the jinn version of the human Nights tale sequence, comes into play. It is hard to determine how much to say---both a simple book and a very complex one in terms of character perspectives, what's voiced, what's tacit.

Around the seven-eighths mark the pacing thumps to a halt for me, but I like it anyway: plausible-sounding hacker adventure in meatspace, virtual space, and jinnspace.

Duh, self, the Erem of Bear's central Asianish trilogy is Irem. A certain character is right that it's fallen from human awareness---I've read half the books mentioned currently at that Wikipedia page and I still forgot.

Episode 78: Steven the Psychopomp

Jul. 28th, 2015 14:40
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get your Gunnerkrigg Court shit out of here, this is a serious show about rocks crying
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* made from the shattered bodies of our comrades who fell during the Gem Wars





shameless

OTW Fannews: Fangirls in the Wild

Jul. 28th, 2015 11:09
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A more thoughtful article at Refinery29 points out that SDCC is hardly a bastion of feminism yet. "What we’re calling fangirls here covers an admittedly wide and amorphous group of women. They’re cosplayers, comic book collectors, sci-fi nerds, steampunk enthusiasts, booth babes, Lolitas, and more....And they are vocal: When the proportion of female writers and artists for DC Comics plunged from 12 percent to 1 percent in 2011, female fans started a petition for DC to hire more women. DC Comics responded by promising to try. Female fans from a group called the Carol Corps. were also instrumental last year in pushing Marvel to announce plans for a movie about Captain Marvel, a super-powered woman. In other words, fangirls are engaged and numerous, making up a significant portion of the audience that shells out hard-earned dollars to support their pop culture passions. And yet, despite that, this group remains the third estate of the comics / fantasy world."

Fangirls by the numbers, by the year, by the film portrayal & by their issues: http://bit.ly/1LTQaJS

fiber tuesday

Jul. 28th, 2015 08:35
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The Cosette cardi---for me named Eponine instead; if it doesn't work, "Why regret what cannot be," indeed---hasn't been ripped back yet. :] I'm becoming faster, it seems: #1 took a month to knit but three years to give up on, #2 eight months between cast-on and raveling, #3 only six weeks. I'm about ten days into #4.

Two links:

A darning sampler that I find impressive. It's a sampler, an inexpert one, but I doubt I'd ever become proficient enough with a needle to make such a thing---yet most people around here think I'm eccentric at best for mending my child's torn clothing. The time I fixed a garment she'd cut deliberately in several places became an inadvertent icebreaker with two of her former teachers, both immigrants. I mean, why wouldn't one mend a garment that still fits if one can thread and knot a needle. My mother used to mend things but didn't teach me; though what I've figured out is nowhere near as lovely as that sampler, it suffices for my limited purposes.

People who like reading about clothing alterations may find Lime Scented's posts of interest, e.g., because she describes with some clarity the adjustments she makes. Informative to me, anyway, while being very much my inverse (she makes things with shaped shoulders become raglans!! plus FBA, whereas I'd need SBA for sewing and can knit ± flat). She once turned a scarf into a cardigan that suits her well, and has shaped a baggy boatneck pullover (the kind of thing I'd hide in) to fit her while retaining its twisted rib motifs. My hat's off to anyone who can modify knitted motifs across curves, and not only because the curve of the upper arm and shoulder continues to stymie me somewhat.

Homestuck upd8.

Jul. 27th, 2015 18:51
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Thank god.

(I think.)

Help me, food scientists.

Jul. 27th, 2015 14:58
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Is there any general overall difference between shiny, smooth-skinned apples and matte, rough-skinned ones in terms of taste and texture? Or am I just an Apple Hipster who thinks shiny apples are gross because Aesthetic?

OTW Guest Post: Donna Davies

Jul. 27th, 2015 10:43
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Donna Davies, creator of Fanarchy documentary, talks fannish love, fair use, and Storm in a new guestpost: http://bit.ly/1MsusLU

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Jul. 26th, 2015 19:42
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Okay, Johnrezi is cute and everything, and it does kinda validate my old John Erases Gamzee And Replaces Him Post-Retcon theory. But I will forever resent it for not being Roserezi.

OTW Fannews: Getting Canon

Jul. 26th, 2015 13:02
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OTW Fannews Getting Canon

OTW's partner the University of Iowa received a huge sci-fi donation. Do you have questions about your collection? http://bit.ly/1KsrHec

interrobang

Jul. 26th, 2015 07:59
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Kinkyū torishirabeshitsu (jdrama (renzoku), 2014: 1-9 of 9 eps.): okay, we kind of knew I'd watch this after BOSS, since it is accessible and Rikon bengoshi isn't yet. Makabe Yukiko is 45, a police officer, and unmarried. After her negotiation with a bus hijacker breaks down, she's transferred to a new unit under old acquaintance Kajiyama Katsutoshi which handles interrogations (as in the show's title). She's both youngest and the only woman in that unit, so they ask her to bring tea. Plus ça change. At the end of ep. 1, after she has pulled enough information from the perp to free two kidnapped police officers and defuse a bomb, Kajiyama's team goes out for a celebratory dinner---mostly shochu, given the ages of the team members---and she leaves early . . . to rejoin her two children and stare at a photo of their absent, police uniform-wearing father.

A knife's edge falls between "Some things need a woman's influence" and "Only a person with certain experiences and perspectives would think to probe in this way"; I prefer the latter, as do most of the eps. The resolution went exactly where I'd expected, which is okay if not entirely satisfying. In the end, I prefer BOSS to Torishirabe.

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Hmm, is "shirabe" the kunyomi reading of 調, or may one split shira + be? In a Korean context I'd expect legal terms to be Sinitic, but I've no index for a Japanese context. I'd guess that "shitsu" is the onyomi reading of 室; it's "sil" in Korean, and GTranslate also produces J "muro" for that glyph. For once, thirty seconds of CJK-indeterminate clicky in GTrans produces something workable from "取調室," though I know that GTrans is quite sloppy: the room where one prepares to have the key. I check in order to have a vague guess at how to abbreviate the title within a post. The post title is in a similar vague-crossings spirit: "bang" = 房 means "room" in Korean.

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