Many thanks to the sassy woman in a hijab, high-heels and a glorious Superman top who walked by right when I was trying to explain to my father why his well-meaning rant about all the oppressed veiled women is not helping feminism but is mainly just another white guy judging women for their clothing of choice. You made my point better than I ever could.
XKit 7 is now available in Firefox, albeit in early-beta form. Yes, you might encounter some errors, and I’m counting on you to report them to me so I can fix them.
Now you can enjoy the brand-new backend, XIM, new extensions such as Read More Now and Soft Refresh!
Warning: As stated, this is an early beta. Please follow the instructions on the page, and do not install XKit 7 if you are uncomfortable with this. When XKit 7’s stable version for Firefox comes out, you’ll be alerted if you are using XKit 6.
You all know xkit, in general?
It brings all the lovely features like reblog-yourself, go-to-dash-button, tracked-tags-in-the-sidebar, download-audio-from-tumblr, blacklisting etc etc etc.,
and the new beta (now for firefox&chrome, seems to work very fine for me) comes with a cute little tumblr messenger (“XIM”). I’m trying it with guinanxyz right now and it works fine!!
For Let’s Draw Sherlock! (also a contribution to Red Pants Monday)
So, what if John’s tan did extend above his wrists? Ha! Anyway, yes, this is a digital painting of John Watson (with his bulldog, Gladstone - sadly absent from the show) based on the Coppertone Girl from the original 50s ad. Deepest apologies to Martin Freeman… Well, I’ll probably leave this looking like a WIP, because damn his legs! (MY ART TAG)
oH MY GOd
life has a weird timing
Right after a desastrous breakup with her boyfriend of five years, my sis is in Cannes as the ‘plus one’ of a distant friend of hers who is there because an indie film he worked for will be mentioned somewhere in some side-event.
So she has access to all events and free champagne, and her emails show her having an amazing mix between the best and the worst time of her life. I hope she survives. ;)
Benedict SillyBatch ladies and gents XD He’s adorable, just adorable <3
Video from filmpro.ru
WELL THIS MIGHT BE MY FAVOURITE VIDEO EVER.
I love how much he amuses himself. Dork.
That last look says ‘oh that’s SO showing up on the internet’
Nana nana nana nana Batstache!
I finally got the audio of this talk on fanfic cleaned up enough to hear; here are the introduction and conclusion, a tiny bit of manifesto on fanfic and fandom. Also an experiment in how many times I can say “bullshit” in class.
If you listen to the whole talk, please keep in mind that:
This was not a formal lecture, but an impromptu thing for my partner’s class on science fiction film. (He was putting things on screen over my head that I couldn’t see; you’ll hear me refer to those from time to time. For instance, the first moment is me reacting to that pic of cosplayers isaisanisa and caffeinatedqueer, above.)
I was working without notes or an outline, because as I said it was just a informal talk.
They were supposed to have read the essay “Normal Female Interest in Men Bonking,” but many of them hadn’t.
I was coming out as a slash writer in front of fifty people and I was nervous.
This meant that at points I glossed over things roughly and got details wrong. The ones that stick out: the origin of slashfic (I was taken aback to be asked what slash was); an anecdote about anarmydoctor and Martin Freeman (Warren asked about it out of the blue, and I don’t think I got the details right); a quick definition of “cisgendered” that’s not very precise; and a side note about men in fandom that implied “all men” instead of “het men.” (There were three defensive het men in there that had me on my guard a bit, and you may be able to hear that at points.)
That said, I’m open to corrections and suggestions in case I get to do a more formal version of this in the future.
Okay, so. There you go. Eeeeek.
“An Introduction to Fanfiction and Fandom” at Mediafire.
Reblogging for the evening crowd…