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There are now less than four days to the deadline, on the 22nd of October at 11:55pm UTC. (Countdown | What time is that for me?)

We have two pinch hits, one new! These are now due on the 28th of October at 11:55pm UTC. If you can take either of these, please comment on this post with your AO3 name and the pinch hit you wish to claim.

Pinch Hit #15 - Hidden Legacy Series - Ilona Andrews, Innkeeper Chronicles - Ilona Andrews, The Penumbra Podcast )

Pinch Hit #17 - American Gods (TV), アオイシロ | Aoi Shiro (Visual Novel), Dangan Ronpa - All Media Types, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Movies), Final Fantasy XII, Hustle Cat, Legally Blonde (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe, Persona 3 )

40 Days of Anime - Day 37

Oct. 18th, 2017 02:21 pm
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37: Name a popular anime you love.

Most recent: YURI!!! ON ICE, as already discussed.

This is the drawback of staying firmly around the edges of anime fandom qua such - I'm not always sure which anime are popular in a wide sense, and which in a small sense. For example, I also love INITIAL D in all its Very 90s Anime glory, in which everyone mysteriously listens to Eurobeat and the only official relationship that will ever go anywhere is Takumi/driving (okay, also Any Other Main Character/driving). I didn't even drive myself when I first saw it.

40 Days of Anime - Day 36

Oct. 17th, 2017 01:52 pm
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36: In your opinion, what makes a good anime?

Well, there's the obvious, high-level answer of 'good art and good writing.' The more personal answer...I do like the art to be beautiful, but I also have a loose definition of 'beautiful.' I'm generally more interested in good characters than in a complicated plot, but really I just want the characters to feel real, not cardboard images tossing the Idiot Ball back and forth. Also I am a firm proponent of 'Real does not have to equal Grimdark,' so there's that too.

Finally, though - it comes down to it being the right story at the right time for you. And that's nearly impossible to call ahead of time.

Puerto Rico Pattern Vivillon

Oct. 16th, 2017 08:50 pm
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The Pokemon Vivillon with wings that resemble the Puerto Rico flag, lower wings with inverted red and blue

Puerto Rico Pattern Vivillon are complete! I decided to go with my second version, which I liked better anyway, but even moreso after coloring them both in. I also colored a version with all four wings like the flag instead of the bottom ones with colors switched, which you can click to here:

The Pokemon Vivillon with wings that resemble the Puerto Rico flag

And the lineart if you want to color your own can be found by clicking this pic:

Lineart of the Pokemon Vivillon with wings that resemble the Puerto Rico flag

I am 100% cool with these being used for general FLPR promotional stuff, if anyone is interested in doing so.

40 Days of Anime - Day 35

Oct. 16th, 2017 01:08 pm
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35: Have you ever dropped an anime, if so why?

Oh dear lord yes. Several. Some of them with extreme prejudice. Why wouldn't I?

If you want actual reasons, they vary:
* Sometimes a particular character pings me the wrong way - see previous post on characters I hate for two examples. (To be fair, both of those were 'didn't even finish the first episode' reactions, which I don't think technically counts as dropping a series, because I hadn't even properly picked it up.)
* Sometimes I get into a series for X (a character, a plot point, a tonal feel), and then the series stops using X - see RE-KAN, which I burbled about here. Halfway through the season it developed something pretending to be a plot, and lost the sweet fluffiness I loved.
* Sometimes I think a series is going to be one thing, and then I watch a second episode and it's not - or I watch a second episode, and the things that irritated me in the first episode have only gotten worse, while the things I liked have gotten fewer. Example this time is AIRMASTER - bad fight choreography, insufficient girl love, I tapped out.

(And then, of course, there are lots and lots of series that I mean to go back to, but haven't yet. This is why my Crunchyroll queue is so long. :wince:)

update rolling out

Oct. 16th, 2017 06:41 am
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Hello trainers! An update began rolling out over the weekend. The patch notes are relatively minor -- "Various bug fixes and performance updates" -- so it doesn't look too exciting, but you never know.

Lepidoptera

Oct. 15th, 2017 08:14 pm
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Soooo I've maybe decided to scribble up a couple of Vivillon with wings based on the Puerto Rico flag to share/use as advertisement for my Buy It Now offer (and [community profile] fandomlovespuertorico in general). I've still got to scan them, but they're inked up, and I'm reasonably pleased with how they turned out. I'm planning to color at least one of each, just so I can make the "This is the Puerto Rico Vivillon!" part extra clear, but I'll also be providing uncolored versions for everyone to fill in themselves. I'm pretty pleased with how the designs turned out, though I think I like the second version better.

Between these, the Butterfree-and-Floette page, and my Pride Moth coloring pages, I'm developing a bit of a lepidopteran habit :P (Which reminds me, I need to get the enby antennae design finished up so I can share it, hopefully get everything scanned at once tomorrow.) I think I need to break out of that box a bit. Hopefully I'll get a taker or two on my offer who want something cool.

Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot

Oct. 15th, 2017 08:55 pm
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This is one of those books that I went back-and-forth on even put to the list of books to rent from booklender.com, much less actually putting it in my "impending" books list at the site. I kind of regret it.

It feels like it's two different books. One is about a former teen pop star that got dropped from her label after wanting to sing her own, more serous, songs instead of the "bubblegum pop" stuff they wanted. Then her mom ran off to Argentina with her manager and all of her money. Followed by her finding her fiancee (in a boy band at the same label) cheating with the latest (20-something) pop sensation. Because she has no money she has to move in with her ex's brother (who's the black sheep of the family) & take a job as an assistant director at a college dorm.

The other is a murder mystery of the "cozy" kind. I prefer cozy mysteries (where they don't go into gory detail & are light on sex & violence) but this one was kind of "fluffy" except for a knock-down-drag-out fight at the end.
Also at times if felt like it was trying to be a third book about how being a size 12 is not fat & is the size of the average American woman, you know. And if you don't know, you should.

Over all I had a hard time getting though it & would've quit it, but I wanted to see who did it & why. Seriously doubt I will be reading the others in the series.
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The assignment submission deadline is now in just over a week, on the 22nd of October at 11:55pm UTC. (Countdown | What time is that for me?)

If you will need to default, please do so before this deadline. No-show defaulters must complete a gift by next round for one participant if they want to participate again.

We still have two pinch hits! These are due on the 28nd of October at 11:55pm UTC. If you can take either of these, please comment on this post with your AO3 name and the pinch hit you wish to claim.

Pinch Hit #15 - Hidden Legacy Series - Ilona Andrews, Innkeeper Chronicles - Ilona Andrews, The Penumbra Podcast )

TAKEN Pinch Hit #16 - E.R., Law & Order, Sarah Jane Adventures, Gilmore Girls, Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Law & Order: SVU )

Beach dwellers

Oct. 15th, 2017 02:18 pm
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I just returned from a trip which included a brief stay at a beach. There were a number of residents there, including tiny clams that would appear and then vanish with each wave in and out. (We tried to take pictures but they were tough). On the other hand, these guys were everywhere:

AO3 Unrevealed Works Bug

Oct. 13th, 2017 09:41 pm
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 There are some works showing up as Unrevealed in the collection. I've been told I can fix that on the mod end by unapproving and reapproving your fic/art. If your gift, or your work, is showing up as unrevealed, comment below with your username (and title of the work, if you're the gifter and not the giftee), and I'll see what I can do! Comments are screened, so only mods will be able to see them.

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Oct. 13th, 2017 08:37 pm
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Welp, I've decided to offer custom coloring pages for [community profile] fandomlovespuertorico. I hope I get takers; I've been wanting to draw some more of these but have been short on ideas (and distracted by my shiny new fandom).

Make me draw stuff so you can color it! It's for charity :O

Small Update

Oct. 13th, 2017 09:25 pm
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 The collection is open again, continue treating as you will. It will be open until the beginning of the 2018 round.

Collection Revealed!

Oct. 13th, 2017 06:07 pm
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Works are now revealed, and the collection is closed! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to let us know via comment, PM, or email. Enjoy the collection, and let your author/artist know what you thought of your gift! 

40 Days of Anime - Day 34

Oct. 13th, 2017 11:36 am
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34: Have you ever watched an anime only because you liked a specific character?

Yes. (YUU YUU HAKUSHO, Kurama.) ...on the other hand, (a) I didn't watch the whole thing (it's surprisingly easy to curate a Kurama-centric marathon of YYH), and (b) I didn't hate any characters (found them boring, mostly). My friend Kay is able to watch entire series because she loves X Minor Character, even if she actively hates Main Character(s). I've never been able to do that.

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