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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.

25 Things to Know About the OTW

Sep. 18th, 2017 10:06 am
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OTW 10th anniversary history


We've been around a while now, so as part of celebrating our 10th anniversary here are 25 things to know about the OTW! https://goo.gl/FuuMWS

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Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• Beatrice Grove, Literary Allusion in The Cuckoo's Calling - Part 2: Tennyson's "Ulysses".
• Robert Galbraith's Strike to return to BBC in 2018 in Career of Evil.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• MinaLima, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima (graphic design): Q & A: Telling Stories Through Design.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Everything we know about Fantastic Beasts [2] so far: Plot Hints and Cast News.

Prompt Challenges:
[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365 posted Prompt # 210 (due on or before September 23): "free for all" prompts for four years of [community profile] hogwarts365.
• @introvert-club posted Wolfstar Prompt # 20: Magic Shows and Circus Theatrics

Communities:
[livejournal.com profile] hp_nextgen_fest posted a reminder that submission for the Next Generation Fest are due in one month on October 16th.
[livejournal.com profile] slythindor100 announced their community affiliation with [livejournal.com profile] adventchallenge.
[livejournal.com profile] sceasleycest announced the December Fest for Scorpius Malfoy and the Wesleys. Prompting is open!
[livejournal.com profile] sceasleycest announced their community affiliation with [livejournal.com profile] adventchallenge.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[livejournal.com profile] hp_drizzle posted the Weekly Round-up Two.
[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365 posted the Prompt # 209 Masterlist.

Editor's Choice Rec:
[podfic] The Evil Devil Child and the Perfect Gift read by [livejournal.com profile] semperfiona, written by [livejournal.com profile] who_la_hoop (Albus/Scorpius, Al/Scorpius/Draco, Harry/Scorpius, Harry/Draco | NC-17 | 1:50:27 hours)
Summary: When Scorpius Malfoy – Legilimens-extraordinaire, perfect son and all-round kinky little bastard – discovers that his father harbours a certain fantasy involving Harry Potter, a submissive attitude and a priceless antique dining table, he sets out to make his father's dreams come true. And if succeeding in his mission involves putting up with a naked, willing Albus Severus? Well, that's a price that Scorpius will just have to pay.

Fandom Recs:
[livejournal.com profile] toblass recced Severus Snape art (gen).
[livejournal.com profile] themightyflynn recced a Hermione Granger/Severus Snape fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] rosevalleynb recced a Petunia Evans Dursley, Harry Potter, Dudley Dursley gen fic (PG).
[personal profile] chantefable recced a Draco Malfoy/Rose Weasley remix fic (PG-13).

Resources:
• The SS/HP Prophet from September 9 to 16.

Archive News:
• OTW: Transcript for the 10th Anniversary Chat with authors Christina Lauren and Catherine Roach.
• OTW: Transcript for the 10th Anniversary Chat with authors Seanan McGuire and Martha Wells about "Fantasy and Fandom".

Essay/Meta:
• Sarah Galley wrote Harry Potter: A Beginner's Guide to Evaluating Authority. (Barnes & Noble Blog)

Searches:
[livejournal.com profile] accio_hd_fics posted a search for your favourite mpreg fics.
[community profile] daily_snitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

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OTW 10th Anniversary Chat


What were some of your early experiences like when your work gained its own fans?

*MarthaWells
I think my favorite experience is seeing the fan art, and seeing fanfic from my books show up in Yuletide. That’s hugely exciting to see fanfic and fan art of your work, especially to someone who was a fan from way back in the print zine era.

*SeananMcGuire
The first time something I’d created showed up as a fandom option for Yuletide, I literally cried. Happy tears! But it was like, HOLY WHAT NO HOW OMG VIXY LOOK AT THIS DO YOU SEE THIS. It’s amazing. It’s still amazing. I can’t read any of the fanfic of my own work, but knowing it exists makes me so happy.

Did you miss our chat with Seanan McGuire & Martha Wells? If so check out the transcript of their talk https://goo.gl/Q3Wu6P
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OTW 10th Anniversary Chat


What things have you been excited to see in recent years, either regarding fandom or work in your genre(s)?

*Catherine R.
I really like fanfiction and its explosion on the internet. I think fanfic is a great way for people to learn the craft skills of writing. Many of my college students fall in love with writing that way: by reading fanfic and then starting to write it themselves. I always encourage them to go for it! I love the supportive structure it creates for imagination and fantasy to run wild. I think that realm is so important. Imagination lets us explore quandaries of desire and justice and truth and conflict: all the central problems of what it means to be human.

*Christina L.
It’s been incredibly exciting to see so many writers from our fandom specifically or fandom in general out there publishing books. Of course we all know the big ones—EL James, Cassie Clare—but there are others from the Twi world that had fantastic voices and ideas and who are now also bestsellers. Sally Thorne, Alice Clayton, Nina Bocci, Leisa Rayven, Mariana Zapata, Amanda Weaver—all of these women wrote fantastic fic.

Did you miss our chat with Christina Lauren & Catherine Roach? If so check out the transcript of their talk! https://goo.gl/8DR1PG

Question thread #56

Sep. 16th, 2017 07:45 pm
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It's time for another question thread!

The rules:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in To Answer, Or Not To Answer and in this comment thread.

Volunteer social thread #71

Sep. 16th, 2017 07:40 pm
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I moved earlier this week.

What have you been up to?
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Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Kenneth Branagh to Receive BAFTA’s Highest Honor

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
Star Spotting: Jude Law in Bath, UK!

HP & The Cursed Child – Actors and Movies:
Cherrelle Skeete Talks Diversity and New Projects!

Communities:
[community profile] snape_potter: Sign up for Secret Snarry Swap through Sunday!
[community profile] hp_darkarts: HP Horror Fest 2018
[profile] one_bad_man: Mod Post
[community profile] interhouse_fest: LOOK AT US GO!
[community profile] hp_halloween: Get ready for some spooky fun! ;D

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[profile] dramione_remix: Round 8, Week 1 Round-Up!

Fandom Recs:
[personal profile] rosevalleynb recced one Marcus Flint fic.
[personal profile] reynardo recced one Severus/Hermione craft.
[personal profile] smirkingcat recced one Ron/Severus fic.
[personal profile] madeleone recced one Severus/Hermione fic.

Essay/Meta:
Does a Magical Education Extend Beyond Witches and Wizards?

General Fandom News:
Universal Orlando Resort's 2018 Celebration of Harry Potter tickets packages released

Nifty:
Take a Dip into the Pensieve with New Collectibles from Running Press!
Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts NYCC new Funko figures of Snape, Grindelwald, Luna
Harry Potter home décor collection from PBteen & Warner Bros. unveiled, out soon
Pottery Barn Teen’s “Harry Potter” Line Now Available for Pre-Order!
Bring Hogwarts Home to You with the New PBteen Collection

Searches:
[community profile] daily_snitch: looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[profile] adventchallenge: announced details and a banner for 2017.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.


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TWC's issue 25 is out! Essay topics include book history, women's writing, Teen Wolf, World of Warcraft, Sherlock, cosplay, Lego, Harry Potter & more https://goo.gl/dN3m5a
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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.

Multi-femslash Big Bang

Sep. 14th, 2017 06:09 pm
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Welcome to the first year of wlwbigbang!



At this point writer sign ups are closed, but artist sign ups are open until October 5th 2017.

Sign Up | Challenge Info | Schedule | Contact


Challenge Overview:

This is a big bang challenge for the sapphics, celebrating femslash pairings across many different fandoms. The main ones are RWBY, Star Trek, and Supergirl, plus more than ten others fandoms.

Authors have to write a minimum of 10,000 words, while artists have to create at least one piece based on the fic they claimed. Various types of art are allowed, including traditional and digital art, graphics, gifsets, moodboards, fanvideos, and fanmixes.

Fics and art pieces are due in late November.

Please check our tumblr, or our our livejournal for more information and specifics.
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Joanne K. Rowling:
• J.K. Rowling “Reading, Writing, Rowling” Episode 2: “Beatrice Groves and Literary Allusion in Harry Potter”
• J.K. Rowling BBC1 Strike: The Silkworm Episode 1
• J.K. Rowling A Fantastic Addition to the Lumos Crowdrise Campaign Contest
J.K. Rowling announces 2 grand prizes for Lumos' 'Fantastic Beasts' 2 set fundraiser

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Nothing Like Four Dames! Maggie Smith to Appear in New Documentary
Cast Round-Up: Maggie Smith’s New Documentary, Dan Radcliffe’s ‘Jungle’ Trailer & More!
“A History of Magic” Documentary to Be Filmed!
Why “Prisoner of Azkaban” Is Actually the Best “Harry Potter” Film

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
'Fantastic Beasts' 2 Dumbledore actor Jude Law spotted near Lacock Abbey Hogwarts set
Win a Trip to Visit the Set of “Fantastic Beasts”!

Fandom Recs:
[personal profile] rosevalleynb recced one Remus fic.

Resources:
[community profile] hd_prophet: Sunday 10th September 2017
[community profile] hd_prophet: Monday Resources XXVII

Essay/Meta:
Questions Yet Unanswered: The Unsolved Mysteries of “Harry Potter”
Weekly Vlog: Embedded Misdirection
The Ugly Truth Regarding Veritaserum

General Fandom News:
Universal Orlando Resort's 5th annual A Celebration of Harry Potter set for Jan. 2018
A Celebration of Harry Potter Returning January 2018!

Searches:
[community profile] daily_snitch: looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[community profile] hp_podfic_fest: Now Posting!


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

Five Things Naomi Novik Said

Sep. 13th, 2017 10:31 am
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Five Things an OTW Volunteer Said

As part of our Five Things an OTW Volunteer Said series, we have a special anniversary edition with OTW co-founder Naomi Novik. She discusses its evolution during her 10 yrs volunteering for it: https://goo.gl/nJXJrY

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Heidi Waterhouse's blog

Sep. 13th, 2017 12:49 pm
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