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is here:

Seems a pretty good analysis and breakdown of the text of the EU Copyright Directive relevant articles as the wording stands now after the final vote (and of course that means only the beginnign because there’s going to be questions how individual member states will then legislate). TL;DR - it’s probably not as bad as we feared, thankfully, but is still going to create a lot of hassle and we won’t see all the results before a few good years have passed.
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[personal profile] fiction_is_not_reality posted: (no subject)

"Problem here is that tagging is a luxury, not a requirement."

Meta on tagging and warnings in fanfiction.
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[personal profile] melannen posted: December meme: look I posted this one before midnight!

Signal boosting for both a handy 'enable to leave kudos on post' code and fandom migration meta.

Though I fervently hope Discord isn't going to become the main fandom hub for upcoming years - not that I mind chat, but at least with my current work and rl level I am never going to be able to keep up with it, nor does Discord lend itself easily to skimming the highlights when one has time, except in very quiet slow servers. I can barely keep up with our little fannish friendsgroup chat on Signal, and as much as I like the idea of getting know more like-minded fen, Discord is just not something my spoons will strtetch to rn. I guess Dw is going to be the main hub for me, with slowly dying Tumblr keeping it's slow fizzle on the background. AO3 I sincerely hope is going to live long and prosper. Pillowfort- we'll see. The networking/federated fandom stuff - who knows.
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[personal profile] melannen posted: More Joy: Itchy Coding Fingers Edition

Oh, hey, look, there's a shitposting generator and instructions how to make your own generator even if you know nothing about coding!
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Reading Venom fic I’m kind of wondering why in none of them Eddie Brock actually buys a bluetooth earpiece and pretends he’s just another obnoxious person thinking everyone else should be an unwitting background participant to their phone calls. I mean, personally, my first reflex thought nowadays hearing someone having an one-sided convo with themselves isn’t ’ oh, are they hearing VOICES??’ or ‘oh, are they talking to an ALIEN GOO MONSTER?’ or anything suspicious, but just 'oh fuck another one of those private convo flashers on the phone’. I mean, obviously culture varies and maybe in good old USA everyone nowadays just texts, but I’ve met those kinds off ppl in many countries, so…
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Have a very happy ending of the old and even better new year!
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... is live again! AO3 collection is here

I managed to miss the signups this year to my sadness, but there was much gladness when I discovered it's not dead, I had just managed to overlook the information, and yay! there's again more Highlander fic to be had!

This fandom is truly immortal.
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A great post outlining the history of previous fandom purge ON LJ and talking about where could/should/would fandom go next, what we'd want to build and what might be the pitfalls :

ETA: another good linky post for people coming in or returning from Tumblr

(I dunno if I'm going to get back to posting very regularly, and I'm always been more of a lurker, but though I liked the ease of seeing pretty visuals on Tumblr, I always missed the threaded comments and meta discussion possibilities that DW has, so it's kinda good to be ... driven back, especially with DW becomine a bit livelier again).
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Well, apparently Tumblr just deleted my account and all the accumulated stuff on my tumblr yesterday for no apparent reason that I can see - I mean, I haven't participated in fandom wanks recently, mostly, I don't spam, I had my tumblr marked as adult content or whatever so nobody'd get their hackles up - I dunno. Always possible someone just disliked that sailor moon fanart of Thor I reblogged, I guess... Anyway, I have messaged support, but I don't know if should even get my hopes up. Anyways, I'm personally A-OK and cihlling out in the summer cabin (which is why I wasn't the one to notice my tumblr had been axed but had to be informed by friends). I guess I'll wait on support, and maybe make a new tumblr later if necessary...
Eh, I'm still a fandom middle-aged at least in that I hate losing cultural layers worth of stuff though I know in my very bones that everything is ephemeral.

EDIT: I got response from support very fast, less than 24 hours, to say that my blog was restored, and email said "Thank you for contacting us!

Your account has been restored. In the future please refrain from using interstitial ads redirection links (like adf dot ly, ouo dot io or viid dotme) as they violate our policies on Spam & Deceptive links or your account will be automatically terminated again.

You can find all our Community Guidelines at"

So I checked and it was all back,and the only thing I could think of that could look like the links mentioned in email was Pillowfort info I'd reblogged, because theirs is a link ending in io. So took a screenshot of the email, with no identifying info seen, and made a warning post - being very careful not to type in any links mentioned, hence the screenshot only of the abovementioned text - posted it, and whoosh, my Tumblr is again gone.

So I sent in another question on the support thread and really hope warning ohers didn't fuck things up for me.

Argh. Eh, we'll see.

Progeny of EDIT: Aaand I'm back in and it was a glitch and I say now that up to now this is honestly the fastest customer support I've gotten on websites, so kudos.

Grumbly offshoot of EDIT: And 2 days later I'm terminated again, and now they claim it's because I've been using my Tumblr for spam or affiliate marketing or something like that, which is patently untrue. Have sent in refutations, politely, but getting a bit annoyed and despondent. WTF, I mean, I don't even think I've ever reblogged any ads, and I have asked some of my mutuals and they have recieved no spam from me, so it can't be a question of account hijacking either. Dammit.

Well, I guess I'm just spending more time on Pillowfort now...
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Beware that this is somewhat spoilery!
Read more... )
It’s a special hell.
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...the collection is going live, three stories per day! Wheee, there's new Highlander fic!
So, if you also miss Highlander - enjoy -
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So hi, if anyone has good gen Mad Max Fury Road recs, especially the ones that might deal with the stilt walkers glimpsed in passing in the movie, please give them to me? I'm looking for a non-fandom friend, and while I love Fury Road with deep and burning passion, it's been one of those loves for me that doesn't really require fanfiction to add to it, so I'm woefully uninformed about the best gems. Vid recs and all other good (mostly gen) recs are all welcome, too, even if they don't deal with stilt walkers. And any rec/fic comms to trawl through

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