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Hi, everyone! I'm not sure if you've had the chance to catch the first (and only) broadcast episode of the latest series Star Trek Discovery on CBS last night or through Netflix outside of the US, but I thought it'd be a good idea to have a post in this community about it for those who want to discuss it.

My own thoughts are pretty mixed. I'm not much of a fan of the JJ Abrams look myself, and the cinematography was, um, confusing at times with all the dutch angles and cuts. That being said, I'm interested in how the series will portray the Klingons, as they seem to be more inspired by series like Game of Thrones in their look and feel this time around, and I have high hopes for the lead actresses. I'm very wary about the lead's connection to Sarek, Spock's father, and how that will play out.

Please make sure that you label your posts appropriately for spoilers. A good rule of thumb would be something like this: SPOILERS EPISODE 1 or SPOILERS EPISODES 1 & 2 before the main body of your comment.

Monday's story!

Sep. 25th, 2017 12:00 am[personal profile] murgatroyd666 posting in [community profile] girlgenius_lair
murgatroyd666: (von Zinzer Peeved)
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170924 <― edited

I wonder who else walks these mean streets of Mechanicsburg?

And that's a wrap!

Sep. 24th, 2017 12:01 am[personal profile] press_start_mod posting in [community profile] press_start_comm
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Assuming things all went as they should, creators should now be revealed!

It appears that we achieved one last trophy: I've Seen A Million Gifts and I Commented On Them All. Nice work, everyone!

What did you think of this year's exchange? Anything you'd like to see happen again next year? Anything you'd like to change? Feel free to let me know! Otherwise, well done everyone, and I hope to see you all in Chocolate Box 2018!
archersangel: (jedi sheep)
At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.

It's the book the movie was based on. I really wanted to see the move, but couldn't get past my dislike of movies with George Clooney and/or Matt Damon.
A note about the movie: Among those leaked e-mails from Sony studios was one from Clooney (who directed as well as acted) apologizing for the movie not doing very well. My brother saw it on one of those "entertainment news" shows where they tried to make it seem like it was a bad thing, but my brother said: "If anything, it makes him seem like an even nicer guy than you hear about. that whole "gentleman George" thing,"

The book was interesting, if long & is one of those forgotten stories of World War 2 that more people should know about it. To that end, they have an official site about the real men (& women) behind the story. And there's a monuments men foundation to help preserve art that is in danger from armed conflicts today. they are also looking for info on missing cultural objects from WW2 & other wars.

I've read several books about little known or forgotten people & stories of WW2 & am convinced that if a movie studio just did movies about them, they could put out movies for at least a decade.

[personal profile] archangelbeth on cats

Sep. 23rd, 2017 01:19 am[personal profile] conuly posting in [community profile] metaquotes
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Cats can reproduce by budding. Make sure to dispose of all brushed fur properly.

Context needs to comb her cat more often.

Friday's story!

Sep. 21st, 2017 10:56 pm[personal profile] murgatroyd666 posting in [community profile] girlgenius_lair
murgatroyd666: (von Zinzer Distraught)
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170922

You know ... I would not like to have Ivo Sharktooth angry with me.

Anyone here go to KiScon?

Sep. 21st, 2017 01:43 pm[personal profile] labingi posting in [community profile] startrek
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Did anyone on this community attend KiScon this past weekend? It was my first time attending and was a thoroughly wonderful experience. I'd be glad to connect on DW with folks who were there.

Wednesday's story!

Sep. 19th, 2017 09:47 pm[personal profile] murgatroyd666 posting in [community profile] girlgenius_lair
murgatroyd666: (von Zinzer Trilobite)
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170920

Happy birthday, Cheyenne! (And stay away from that onion vodka!)
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[personal profile] sasha_honeypalm's musical tribute to Barbara G. Walker's (professionally published!) novel
Amazon:


Don't know much about history
Don't know much about theology
Don't know much 'bout how to write a book
Don't know how to cite the quotes I took
But I know all that I say must be true
And I know if you believed it, too
What a wonderful world this would be

Don't know much about geography
Don't know much sociology
Don't know how to understand folklore
Don't know what a reference book is for
But I do know that one god is bad
And if we'd kept the goddess we once had
What a wonderful world this would be

Now, I don't claim to be a goddess
But I'm tryin' to be
For maybe if I'm a goddess, people
You'll all worship me.

Don't know much about history
Don't know much about technology
Don't know much...


[personal profile] rosepsyche's paean to the Power of Story is also quoteworthy:

I have to call "bull" on Antiope's reasoning that art and music are inferior because they are "not alive" for another reason. No, such creations aren't living, breathing things. However (and I apologize if this gets a bit corny), the best of them can seem as if they are alive, get us invested in their characters, have us cheering about their triumphs and crying over their tragedies. They are just as valuable in their own way for their ability to entertain, to inspire, to teach, to help us grow and develop by seeing the world from a new point of view, and I don't think anyone involved in creating them would appreciate being told that their work can never compare to something that was squeezed out of a vagina.


Context sporks the world's worst Wonder Woman fanfic.

The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 2

Sep. 18th, 2017 07:37 am[personal profile] marycatelli posting in [community profile] books
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The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 2 by Christian Gossett

The continuing story -- to the end of the published issues. Spoilers ahead for the earlier volume.

Read more... )

Monday's story!

Sep. 18th, 2017 01:41 am[personal profile] murgatroyd666 posting in [community profile] girlgenius_lair
murgatroyd666: (von Zinzer Oy)
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170918

Pirates! Blackmailers! Smugglers, brigands, and cutthroats! The pillars of the community!

The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 1

Sep. 17th, 2017 12:12 am[personal profile] marycatelli posting in [community profile] books
marycatelli: (Golden Hair)
The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Christian Gossett

An alternative, magitech-based USSR and a disastrous battle. . .

Read more... )
press_start_mod: (Default)
Now, assuming all things worked out as they should THE ARCHIVE IS REVEALED. Please go forth, comment and be merry, because we have a mighty stash of loot here in this collection!

Talking about might, we've done really well in terms of hitting the achievements! Let me know which ones I've missed, and I'll be happy to edit them.

Considering how well we've all gone in getting these achievements, I've decided that I will keep counting works towards them right up to author reveals. Author reveals are in one week, here's your prompts spreadsheet, let's plat this game!
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Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless buccaneer, fabulously rich, burying dozens of treasure chests up and down the eastern seaboard. But it turns out that most everyone, even many respected scholars, have the story all wrong. Captain William Kidd was no career cut-throat; he was a tough, successful New York sea captain who was hired to chase pirates. His three-year odyssey aboard the aptly named Adventure galley pitted him against arrogant Royal Navy commanders, jealous East India Company captains, storms, starvation, angry natives, and, above all, flesh-and-blood pirates.

A really interesting book about the pirate turned pirate hunter who wasn't as ruthless or had as much treasure as people thought.

After his time as a pirate in the Caribbean he settled in New York City, married a wealthy widow & became respectable. Through a chance meeting he is commissioned by William III of England to capture pirates in the Indian Ocean. Run-ins with the English Navy, his crew not being paid because they can't find any pirates & crossing paths with his old shipmate (& mutineer against Kidd) Robert Culliford lead to his eventual downfall.
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(Credit: multi-screencap)

We may not get more Jude | Zero | Zude in canon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get them in our fic/art/vids! This round of Team Zude Comment!Fic & Art Fest is for virtual season four-related prompts where Jude and Zero are both still on the show.

Leave a prompt in comments to this post at [community profile] team_zude. If you find a prompt that you like, go ahead and fill it!

The Fest will run for ~6 weeks, beginning today, Friday, September 15th, and running through midnight Tuesday, October 31st. See the post linked above for more information.

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Sep. 14th, 2017 05:34 am[personal profile] press_start_mod posting in [community profile] press_start_comm
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The last extension has expired, and we have one last pinch hit! Please look over it carefully and if you are interested in picking it up, please leave a comment with your AO3 name.

Delightfully, all participants who have turned in a story have at least one gift! We have a lot of treats in the collection already, but there are multiple achievements for treats. If you're minded to try and achieve some more achievements as a group, please look at the requests spreadsheet :)

Pinch Hit #10: Undertale, OFF, Harvest Moon: Animal Parade, Five Nights at Freddie's, Pokemon - CLAIMED )

Outlander Forum!

Sep. 13th, 2017 08:59 am[personal profile] jo posting in [site community profile] dw_community_promo
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Now that season 3 is underway, come join us at [community profile] outlander_forum , a discussion community for fans of the Starz TV adaptation and/or Diana Gabaldon's books. We've already got a discussion of episode 301 underway, so come and join in!!



Wednesday's story

Sep. 13th, 2017 06:43 am[personal profile] madfilkentist posting in [community profile] girlgenius_lair
madfilkentist: Krosp, from Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio. (Krosp)
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170913

The Court of Gears ... where people assault you just to be polite.

[personal profile] pink_halen on eggs and cages

Sep. 12th, 2017 11:01 am[personal profile] conuly posting in [community profile] metaquotes
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It seems that Starbucks is offering sandwiches with Cage Free Egg Whites. Personally, I never keep my egg whites in cages. Usually keeping them in their shells works just fine.

Context is free-range.

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