GT for Sunday the 23rd of April 2017

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 09:25 am
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Welcome to the Sunday the 23rd of April edition of Gallifrey Times!

Editor's Note: lots of episode reactions today. I have tried not to be spoilery in the text of the link; apologies if I have failed in any way.

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- Challenges, Prompts and Announcements relating to Fanworks


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Is Capaldi more Tom-ish this season?

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 09:21 am
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There's been a couple of times in episodes where he's done a sudden mad grin and I've thought "that's very Tom", and then I was scrolling through the f-list this morning and saw this:

Peter Capaldi looking like Tom Baker

and genuinely did a double take. The wicked, crinkly, mischievous TOMNESS of that is just off-the-scale as far as I am concerned.

What do you guys think?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


Is Capaldi becoming more Tom-like?

View Answers

Yes! I've been thinking this too!
3 (33.3%)

Hmmm... maybe
3 (33.3%)

You're talking rubbish again, Rigg
1 (11.1%)

But WHY are all the ticky boxes gone?
2 (22.2%)

Community Promotion

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 03:05 pm
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Quick and dirty for anyone looking to restart these guys. All are in various states of dying, but come in and revive them! Or take them over.

[community profile] asexual_fandom: This is a community to discuss asexuality and fandom. Does what it says on the tin.

[community profile] st_trinians: This is a general St. Trinian's community. All things St. Trinian's are welcome.

[community profile] fem_thoughts: Meta about Women and/or Femslash

[community profile] remix_tree: Remixing remixes and possibly remixing those

So... what did we think of Smile?

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 08:44 pm
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I liked this week's episode. Again! Am now cautiously hopeful that this might be a pattern...

Am especially in love with Bill.

How about you lot?

Poll #18251 What did you think of Smile?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 24

What did you think of Smile?

YAY!
20 (90.9%)

nay :(
1 (4.5%)

Other; please specify
1 (4.5%)

What do you think of Bill so far?

YAY!
23 (95.8%)

nay :(
1 (4.2%)

Other, please specify
0 (0.0%)

Mag7 Bingo

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 03:42 pm
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[community profile] mag7bingo is - unsurprisingly - a fanworks bingo community for the TV series The Magnificent Seven.
Bingo cards are 5x5 squares and prompts are either general or character specific.
It's a very low-stress community with no deadlines or word limits.

 

Tic Tac Woe (multifandom Apocabingo)

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 12:53 pm
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A multifandom mini-bingo challenge (3x3 square cards) open to all fandoms and fanworks, (including original works) with a set of apocalyptic prompts to play with. More details at the comm here: [community profile] tic_tac_woe

Open now for sign-ups and posting.

GT for Saturday the 22nd of April 2017

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 08:52 am
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Welcome to the Saturday the 22nd of April edition of Gallifrey Times!

Editor's Note: New episode day! *happy dance*

- Discussion, Reactions, Reviews and News -
- Podcasts and Audiovisual Discussion -
  • A video about Casting Rumours in The Nerdist (autoplaying video)
  • There's a new clip from Smile on the BBC Doctor Who YouTube Channel.
  • The Eleventh Hour (audio podcast) discuss The Pilot
  • Doctor Who: Time and Space (autoplaying audio podcast) Episode 208 discusses The Pilot too.
  • As does Mostly Harmless Cutaway (audio podcast) Episode 145.
  • ... and The Oodcast, (audio podcast) here.
  • The Oncoming Storm (audio podcast) episode 197, meanwhile, includes discussion of The Diary of River Song: The Unknown by Guy Adams; A Thousand Tiny Wings by Andy Lane; Survival of the Fittest by Jonathan Clements; and Torchwood: One Rule by Joseph Lidster
  • The Untempered Schism (audio podcast) episode 160 discusses Cold War.

- Fanworks -

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Spinach Daal with Spiced Eggplant

Friday, April 21st, 2017 08:01 pm
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This is really a mash-up of two recipes, with the ultimate aim of providing Sufficient Nutrients in a single meal. The first is Jack Monroe's Spinach & lentil daal, from their second book; the second recipe is the Epicurious Indian spiced eggplant recipe. Both have been customised by me, for me. (This means they are white girl versions of indian food. Caveat lector)

Access and dietary notes )

What you need and what you do with it )

The Pilot: Bill

Friday, April 21st, 2017 06:27 pm
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This is a post  analysing Bill's character in all my slightly interesting quotes in the episode. I would like to thank Chakoteya transcripts, and also you, for your patience.
______________________________________________


Spoilers! Also, length. )

Hello! Looking for Doctor Who fans

Friday, April 21st, 2017 10:07 am
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[community profile] gallifrey_times went away for a long while, but since I've managed an issue per day all week, I think I can confidently say that it's back.
  • If you are a Who fan who wants a daily shot of news and reviews and links to fanworks, please subscribe. We're a bit like Who Daily on LJ (although we explicitly try not to tread on their toes - there was a time when I was a back up for Who Daily as well as doing GT and I still have a lot of affection for them).

  • If you're a Who fan who does fic, or reviews, or art, or vids, or podcasts, or any other content you want promoting to other Who fans? please request to be added to our watch list - I'd really REALLY love to have more Dreamwidth-hosted content on there.

GT for Friday the 21st of April 2017

Friday, April 21st, 2017 08:36 am
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Welcome to the Friday the 21st of April edition of Gallifrey Times!

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BPD community

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 07:56 pm
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[community profile] bpd is a community for those who suffer from borderline personality disorder and for those who want help dealing with loved ones who have the disorder.

GT for Thursday the 20th of April 2017

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 08:43 am
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Welcome to the Thursday the 20th of April edition of Gallifrey Times!

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- Fanworks -

Fanart:
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Newfoundland Style Dressing/Stuffing

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 12:07 am
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 I like this style of dressing because it tastes and presents quite fancy but it has less ingredients and work than making regular stuffing from scratch, and it's distinctly different from mainland stuffing I can get out of boxes.

The savoury referred to in this recipe refers to summer savoury, a somewhat lesser-known spice. It can be replaced with an equal mix of sage and thyme, though it will taste a little different.

Read more... )

The importer has (mostly) caught up!

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 11:02 pm
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Our content importer has mostly caught up with its backlog; almost everything that's still listed as being "in the queue" are jobs that were tried, failed once or more with a temporary failure, and are waiting to try again. (The importer tries a few times, at successively longer intervals, when it gets a failure it thinks might be temporary/might correct itself later on.) This means that new imports scheduled now should complete in hours (or even minutes), not the "several days" it's been taking.

If you tried to schedule a second import while the first one was still running, at any time in the past 10 days or so, you may have confused the poor thing. If you think your import should be finished by now and it isn't, and you're seeing "Aborted" on the Importer Status part of the Importer page, feel free to open a support request in the Importer category and we'll look into it for you. (It may take a little bit before you get a response; those of us who have the access to look into importer problems have been really busy for the past two weeks or so, and I at least need a few days to catch my breath a bit before diving back into the fray! But we'll do what we can.)

I hope all y'all are continuing to settle in well to your new home!

Challenge 15: Oats

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 11:43 am
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Flap me your jacks. Porr me your idge. This week's challenge is oats :)

GT for Wednesday the 19th of April 2017

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 09:49 am
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Welcome to the Wednesday the 19th of April edition of Gallifrey Times!

Editor's Note: wow, politics exploded in the UK yesterday, and I had to wear my other hats a lot. This is therefore a tad late. Sorry.

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Fic: Unconsidered Trifles

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 01:13 pm
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Unconsidered Trifles (1835 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (Big Finish Audio)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Eighth Doctor/Charley Pollard
Characters: Eighth Doctor, Charley Pollard
Additional Tags: Timey-Wimey, Fluff, Season/Series 01, with a bonus guest appearance
Summary: There's something odd going on inside the TARDIS. Even odder than usual, that is.

Now also on Teaspoon. Written for [community profile] hetswap 2017.

Fic: Gothic Romance

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 01:09 pm
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Author: [personal profile] lost_spook
Title: Gothic Romance
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 7369 words
Characters/Pairings: Scaroth | Count Scarlioni/Clara Splinter, Great Intelligence Splinter (plus bonus guest appearances).
Notes/Warnings: For inevitable Clara splinter death, mainly, plus slight forced marriage of convenience dodginess. With many thanks to Persiflage for beta-ing it at short notice. Written for [livejournal.com profile] dw_guestfest 2017; also for the [community profile] who_allsorts prompt “love is done,” [community profile] trope_bingo square “fake relationship,” and [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo square “tentacles.”
Summary: It is a fact universally acknowledged that any beings splintered in time will inevitably run into each other. No law says it has to end well, though…

Gothic Romance (on AO3) | at the Teaspoon

GT for Tuesday the 18th of April 2017

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 09:02 am
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Welcome to the Tuesday the 18th of April edition of Gallifrey Times!

Editor's Note: There's a fair few links to me today. Sorry. It's not just ego: I posted a LOT about Doctor Who yesterday. I think this is a good sign about how excited I am for the new series :)

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- Podcasts and Audiovisual -
- Challenges, Prompts and Announcements relating to Fanworks
- Fanworks -

Fic: (rating; characters/pairings)
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Gas Station Tales

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 12:40 am
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[community profile] gas_station_tales is a new community for gas station employees to share stories and vent. (Convenience store stories are equally welcome, since the convenience store half of gas stationery is just as bad.)

GT for Monday the 17th April 2017

Monday, April 17th, 2017 08:58 am
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Welcome to the Monday the 17th April edition of Gallifrey Times!

Editor's Note: well this all seems to be going quite well, doesn't it? Lets try to keep it up...

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[staff profile] denise is characteristic

Sunday, April 16th, 2017 08:25 am
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My absolute favorite of mine was the time I did a code tour entirely in the voice of the King of All Cosmos from Katamari Damacy


Context gives new arrivals in [site community profile] dw_news a glimpse of the management. The code tour in question is here, and really, it is a thing of beauty.

GT for Sunday the 16th of April 2017

Sunday, April 16th, 2017 06:23 am
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Welcome to the Sunday the 16th of April edition of Gallifrey Times!

Editor's Note: yesterday was new episode day! Woo! Today's edition is therefore reaction/review heavy and fanwork light. Spoilers abound, so proceed with caution if you are spoilerphobic and haven't seen the episode yet.

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- Podcasts and Audiovisual -
- Challenges, Prompts and Announcements relating to Fanworks
- Fanworks -

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So, what did we think of The Pilot then?

Saturday, April 15th, 2017 08:53 pm
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I liked it. What about you lot?
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Welcome to the Saturday 15th April 2017 edition of Gallifrey Times!

Editor's Note: This is basically a test post for formatting the actual newsletter, and as such it will be light on content. I just want to make sure I'm getting it right before the new episode airs. Also, this post is obviously not going to link to everything since the last edition, which is our normal practise. It will be a bookmark in our watch list for the next edition, though.

- Discussion, Reactions, Reviews and News -


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A list of active Doctor Who communities at Dreamwidth is here.

The following list contains links to some of the Whoniverse communities that have been opened at Dreamwidth but that are inactive. The list is maintained as a resource for Dreamwidth users who might want to attempt to kick-start a dormant community that, judging by the community description, fits their interests. Some of these communities appear to have been opened solely for the purpose of mirroring an LJ community, i.e., to reserve the LJ community name and/or with no intent to ever be an active Dreamwidth community unless and until LJ became unavailable; others give the appearance of having been planned as an active community that never quite got off the ground, or that have gone on open-ended hiatus.

[community profile] asexy_who
Description: Discussion and fanworks relating to asexuality in the Doctor Who universe
Status: last updated January 2012

[community profile] available_very
Description: Doctor Who/Torchwood - Jack/Rose community
Status: Mirror to LJ community of same name. Never updated.

[community profile] big_blue_bin
Description: a dumping ground for [personal profile] spud66cat's creative endeavors: Icons, banners, wallpapers, etc.
Status: last updated May 2016

[community profile] blueboxlove
Description: A comm for fans of the TARDIS herself
Status: last updated January 2014

[community profile] bowtiesnblasters
Description: a Doctor/River fic exchange
Status: last updated December 2011

[community profile] companions
Description: focussing on the companions and allies of the Doctor
Status: last updated January 2013

[community profile] dalekians
Description: a comm for Dalek lovers
Status: last updated February 2012

[community profile] doctor_donna
Description: A community for fan-fiction centred around the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble
Status: Last updated December 2011

[profile] doctor_ianto
Description: Fanart and fanfiction surronding the Tenth Doctor, Jack Harkness, and Ianto Jones
Status: Has now been deleted long enough that the user name has become available again

[community profile] doctor_rose_fix
Description: "The daily shipper"
Status: Never updated.

[community profile] doctor_who)
Description: Old School Doctor Who and new series Doctor Who
Status: Last updated October 2015

[community profile] doctoreleven
Description: The Steven Moffat/Eleventh Doctor era of Doctor Who
Status: last updated December 2011

[community profile] doctorwho_at_dreamwidth
Description: A prompt based Doctor Who community for fanfiction from any era no matter what the length or flavour
Status: Deleted and purged

[community profile] doctorwho_meta
Description: Thoughts and discussion about the Whoniverse
Status: last updated September 2012

[community profile] everything_who
Description: a comm for everything who - fic, icons, discussion, everything
Status: last updated December 2016

[community profile] goin_my_way
Description: A Doctor/Rose shipper community
Status: Last updated May 2009

[community profile] janto_cam
Description: Challenge community created to celebrate the Torchwood pairing of Jack and Ianto
Status: last updated August 2012

[community profile] of_rassilon
Description: rewatching and discussing DW from the beginning
Status: last updated January 2012

[community profile] oneheart_onelife
Description: a comm for fans of the Human Tenth Doctor
Status: last updated October 2011

[community profile] oswalds
Description: a Clara fan comm
Status: last updated December 2013

[community profile] ponds_daily
Description: A post-a-day community for pictures of the characters and cast from the Eleventh Doctor era of Doctor Who, where everyone ends up becoming a Pond sooner or later
Status: Last updated February 2013

[community profile] rare_tw
Description: Serving up Torchwood fic and art featuring rare pairings
Status: Last updated July 2012

[community profile] reel_torchwood
Description: A Torchwood community where movie prompts are matched to fanfic.
Status: Last Updated May 2012

[community profile] rhys_love)
Description: Sharing the love of Rhys Williams in Torchwood
Status: last updated August 2012

[community profile] rivereffinsong
Description: a River Song fan comm
Status: last updated December 2015

[community profile] romanafen
Description: A community for the Time Lady Romana from Doctor Who
Status: last updated April 2014

[community profile] sixathon
Description: A platform for generating new fanfiction and other creative material involving the Sixth Doctor!
Status: last updated April 2013

[community profile] spoiler_song
Description: A community for all fans of River Song from the television series Doctor Who
Status: Last updated December 2015

[community profile] theoldbluebox
Description: A comm for the whole of the Whoniverse
Status: last Updated October 2015

[community profile] time_and_chips
Description: Doctor/Rose community.
Status: Never updated.

[community profile] torchwood
Description: The general Torchwood discussion community on Dreamwidth
Status: last updated March 2013

[community profile] torchwood_2011
Description: A community focusing on series 4 of Torchwood.
Status: Last public update on December 21, 2010.

[community profile] torchwood_salon
Description: A community for Torchwood meta and discussion.
Status: Last updated December 2012

[community profile] tw_classic
Description: Torchwood Classic - A community for all things series one and two of Torchwood (mirror to LJ comm)
Status: last updated April 2013

[community profile] tw_totallyau
Description: A community for stories that are totally AU, using Torchwood and Dr Who characters but not set in the who-verse
Status: Last updated January 2014

[community profile] who_minis
Description: a Doctor Who mini ficathon community
Status: Last updated March 2011

Active Doctor Who Related Communities on Dreamwidth

Saturday, April 15th, 2017 01:15 pm
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To be considered "active", a community needs to have posted in roughly the last six months (give or take the length of time since this post was last updated). If you have a comm that needs adding to the list, please report it by leaving a comment to this post. Likewise, if you spot a broken link, please leave a comment.


Active Communities that are primarily focussed on Whoniverse content on Dreamwidth include:

[community profile] calufrax: We're the rec comm for fic hosted on A Teaspoon And An Open Mind.
[community profile] doctor_and_master: All things Doctor/Master
[community profile] doctorwho: Doctor Who, fandom, British science fiction
[community profile] dwfiction: The central clearing house for Doctor Who fanfiction and fanart on Dreamwidth
[community profile] dw100: Doctor Who drabble community, prompts issued weekly
[community profile] morepolitics: A fandom fest for the Big Finish audio series Gallifrey, and the Big Finish audio series and Virgin books about Bernice Summerfield.
[community profile] torchwood_fest: A year round Torchwood Fanfic Fest
[community profile] who_at_50: A place for fans to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who in whatever way seems right to them
[community profile] who_allsorts: Bite-sized prompt tables for Doctor Who fic
[community profile] who_guestfest: Minor Characters ficathon
[community profile] who_straybunnies: For abandoned plot bunnies, random prompts and other unused Whoniverse fic ideas


Active Communities that welcome Whoniverse content while not having it as a primary focus include:

[community profile] crossovers: Crossover fiction from across the universe
[community profile] fandom_on_dw: providing a clearing house and calendar of Dreamwidth hosted (or mirrored) fandom-participation opportunities.
[community profile] fandomcalendar: A hub for the dazed and confused who always notice that More Joy Day (or International Blog Against Racism Week, or Yuletide sign-ups...) happened two days ago while they were napping.
[community profile] fandom_icons: Icons for all your different fandom needs.

Iconmakers unite!

Saturday, April 15th, 2017 02:32 pm
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[community profile] icontalking
A place for iconmakers to talk about icons and get up-to-date info on iconmaking activities. Join here!

Doctor Who: Mini Prompt Table Challenge Comm

Saturday, April 15th, 2017 12:48 pm
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[community profile] who_allsorts (originally at [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts)



Doctor Who Allsorts is a mini prompt table challenge comm - basically an old-school prompt table comm, but with bite-sized tables (available in sets of 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, & 20 prompts) and a flexible approach to claiming. All corners of the Doctor Who universe are welcome (Old, New, EU, Spin-offs etc.) & fills may be any kind of fanwork. See the comm for more details!

Obligatory LJ>DW Influx Attempt At Revival Post!

Saturday, April 15th, 2017 12:48 pm
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So, as you may all have noticed, there has been a lot of influx from LJ > DW, and lots of comms are waking up. I am therefore going to try to revive this newsletter, but I'm probably going to mess about with the format and the content a fair bit. I've had a look at the watch list and it's all fairly barren, so this post is mostly a request: if you were to rec ONE source for me to watch, what would it be?

It's New Episode Day!

Saturday, April 15th, 2017 11:15 am
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Challenge #649: omnivorous

Friday, April 14th, 2017 08:48 am
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Welcome to [community profile] dw100. Challenges are posted approximately once a week.

Challenge #649 is omnivorous.

The rules:
  • All stories must be 100 words long.
  • Please place your story behind a cut if it contains spoilers for the current season.
  • Remember, you don't have to use the challenge word or phrase in your story; it's just there for inspiration.
  • Please include the challenge word or phrase in the subject line of your post.
  • Please use the challenge tag 649: omnivorous on any story posted to this challenge.

community for The Fast and the Furious franchise

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 04:06 pm
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It just occurred to me that maybe I should get this promo up before tonight! The [community profile] quarter_mile comm, sister to the one on lj, is open and ready to receive all your squee, discussion, and fanworks for F8: Fate of the Furious and all previous Fast/Furious movies.

We'll have spoiler rules in place, so even if you can't see the film right away you should still join us!

[community profile] quarter_mile

Journals and Planners

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 11:30 am
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[community profile] journalsandplanners is a community dedicated to journals, planners, and the related supplies.

We welcome anything related. We welcome all forms and styles of journals and planners: paper, electronic, art, Internet-based, whatever you use.

Looking for inspiration? Wondering what to do with old journals or planners? Want to squee about new media you’re using or a journal style you love? Wondering about which products will work best for what you need? Whatever you think of, it’s all welcome.

Come check it out! [community profile] journalsandplanners

[personal profile] sovay has words for Sean Spicer

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 09:29 am
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I'm not even going to touch "Holocaust centers." It wasn't like daycare, you know?


Context has greater respect for turnips.

new community ~

Monday, April 10th, 2017 08:58 pm
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with the (hopeful) resurgence of dw, i wanted to create a community for any lesbians on here!

[community profile] actuallylesbians 

...is an all purpose / pretty much anything goes community for lesbians and lesbian-related things on dreamwidth :)

hope to see you there!

Challenge 14: Bread - Dalek Bread

Monday, April 10th, 2017 08:56 pm
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When my daughter was tiny she always called Garlic Bread "Dalek Bread", because she was brought up in a properly Whovian household and we thought it was cute and we never bothered to correct her. These days she is a much more world weary 13, but we still have one of these, which is the perfect size for a loaf of bread...

Equipment
  • One Dalek baking mould
  • Two big mixing bowls (or one Kenwood Chef)
  • Weighing Scales
  • Oven
  • Large, clean, dry, flat work surface

Ingredients
  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Fast Action Bread Yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tbsp dried rosemary
  • A good 20 grinds of black pepper from the pepper grinder
  • 360ml hand-hot milk
  • Some light olive oil

Method

If you're lucky enough to have a working Kenwood Chef (or similar) throw it all in and set it going with the dough hook. For those of us whose Kenwood Chef is broken, however...
  • Put all the dry ingredients in one of your mixing bowls and mix them together so they are all evenly distributed. You can use a well-washed hand for this, you'll be using your hands a LOT in this recipe.
  • Pour in the milk and a little dribble of oil - no more than a tablespoon of oil - and then mix throughly with your hands till you get a (quite sticky) dough
  • Oil your work surface with some more of the olive oil.
  • Knead. Knead like your life depended on it. Or, if you're me, get [personal profile] matgb to show off his kneading prowess.
  • Oil the inside of bowl #2
  • Place your kneaded D'Oh in the oiled bowl, cover the bowl with clinging film, and leave it to rise until it is roughly doubled in size. This will take a couple of hours. Go have a bath or something.
  • When the dough is doubled in size, oil the inside of your dalek.
  • Knock back the dough on a floured surface, roughly shape it till it fits the dalek, and then carefully fit it into the mould
  • Leave it to prove in the dalek
  • Preheat your oven to 220oc/gas mark 8
  • Once the bread is proved and the oven is preheated, bake for about 30 minutes.
  • Take it out, tip it onto a cooling rack, and leave to cool completely before cutting into it.

Your end result should look like this, and be very tasty and garlicky.
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People who are worried because the import of their LiveJournal account has been running for a long time with no real signs of progress: please don't be concerned! The import queue is currently a little long. (In the same way that Mt Everest is a little tall and the Mariana Trench is a little deep.) We're limited in how many import jobs we can run simultaneously and how quickly we can start the next import after one finishes: LiveJournal, like all sites, has restrictions on how frequently we can programmatically request data from their site, so the import queue can get very backed up at times like this when more imports are being started than are finishing. If you look at the import queue and the numbers don't seem to be changing much, or are only going up, it doesn't mean that no imports are finishing: it means a lot of additional people have scheduled an import since the last time you reloaded.

As long as you haven't gotten a failure message in your on-site inbox, your import is still running. (Even if you have gotten a failure message, your import may still be running: if the site thinks that the failure is something that might correct itself, like being unable to connect to the remote site, it will retry for a few times before giving up.) If you have gotten a failure message, the error message in your inbox should tell you what went wrong.

The three common problems right now: 1) you mistyped your username and/or password; 2) you need to agree to LiveJournal's new ToS before they'll permit you to access the data in your account; 3) an entry or entries in your LiveJournal account have a text encoding mismatch and you need to follow the link in the error message to fix it on LJ.

If you haven't gotten a failure message, your import is still waiting in the queue, and will run when it makes its way up to the top of the queue.

People keep asking us how long the queue is (by which they mean, how much time will it take for a job just started to successfully finish: length of time, not number of jobs waiting). I would love to be able to give you a definite answer! It's really, really hard for us to predict how long it will take for a job to get up to the top of the queue, though: how long an import takes to complete depends on a lot of things, including how many posts/comments are in the journal. To give you a ballpark figure that might be off by up to 100% on either side: If I personally started a brand new import right now (in my timezone, the early morning of Monday 10 Apr), I would be pleasantly surprised if it finished before Tuesday morning (24 hours or so), would expect it to finish sometime on Tuesday night or maybe even stretch all the way to Wednesday night (36-60 hours), and wouldn't start to wonder if I should poke [staff profile] mark or [personal profile] alierak to doublecheck that something hadn't gotten stuck in such a way that our monitoring didn't alert us about it until Thursday afternoon or evening (100+ hours).

All of those time estimates, by the way, assume a relatively uncomplicated job that succeeds on the first try. When the site tries again after a failure, it includes a delay that increases after each failure in case the failure was due to transient network issues. So, I know some of you started an import at the end of last week and it's still running: some of you are trying to import very large journals, and some of you ran into errors along the way and are in a retry wait loop. Again: if you haven't gotten the final error message in your inbox (and it will tell you it's the final error), it's still chugging along.

You do not have to leave the importer page open or stay logged into Dreamwidth until your import finishes. (You do have to avoid changing your LJ password until the job is done, or it will fail.) You can close the window/tab and go off and explore Dreamwidth; the movers will be along in a little while with your stuff.

The tl;dr version of my usual longwinded babble: IMPORTER VERY BUSY. MANY PEOPLE MOVING IN. LIKE ON DORM OR APARTMENT MOVE-IN DAY, FREIGHT ELEVATORS VERY SLOW. BUILDING OWNERS RUNNING FREIGHT ELEVATORS AS FAST AS POSSIBLE AND APOLOGIZE FOR THE WAIT.

A housewarming glass of champagne/sparkling cider/fancy handmade soda for all! Welcome to the neighborhood.

EDIT, 10 Apr 2017 7:15PM EDT: the importer is not the only thing that is very busy today! I'm trying to get to all the comments here, but keep getting dragged off to handle other stuff (and will be knocking off for the night soon). If you have a technical support problem, it will probably be faster to open a support request, where there's less likelihood that it will get overlooked in the sea of comments.

Community Promotion (April 2017)

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 05:50 pm
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General Communities:



[community profile] beware_walkers
A 'Walking Dead' Fanfiction Community



[community profile] chromaticheroes
Promoting fandom for Characters of Color in Comic Books...


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Star Trek Fic Finder community

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 07:53 pm
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Brand new to Dreamwidth: [community profile] startrekficfinder

No matter what your Star Trek fan fiction reading needs -- slash, het, gen, friendship, tribbles -- if it exists, this is the place to ask where it can be found!

Missing that fic you read about Kirk, Spock and the tiny dinosaurs? Or maybe the one about the troublesome fire shrine?

Need some long fic about Chakotay and Paris for a plane ride or while you're babysitting someone's pet hibernating reptile?

Want a nice, angst-ridden story about Data or some crack!fic about Archer's Beagle to take your mind off your daily grind? Perhaps a soupçon of Kira beating the crap out of Gul Dukat?

[community profile] startrekficfinder is the place to ask! It's also the place for those longing to share their vast knowledge of the even vaster supply of fic inspired by Star Trek in all its incarnations.

Come check us out, and keep checking because once the comments finish importing, there's a LOT of excellent fic people have been recommending!

Challenj #14: Bread

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 10:07 pm
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Look, there's been a big influx of LJers to DW over the last few days, now is as good a time as any to try ressurect WFC, right?

So come on chaps, do something breadular and make your old aunty SB proud.

ETA: given that 1, this comm is just waking up and 2, it wasn't Wednesday when I made the post, you've got a longer deadline till the next challenge, which will go up a week on Wednesday.

My Dalek Bread is in the oven now...

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