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micdotcom:

Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery’s account of being arrested last night in Ferguson

just like he promised his account is front and center on the WaPo homepage today. here it is

I’m just a little scared.

I probably should be very scared, but I lack a conception of the scope of the situation.  Mind correlating the contents, and all.  I tend to skew scared of police because of all the assaults (especially the sexual ones), so I usually make efforts to not assume any police presence is dangerous.  This is still scary.

(via iron-dink)

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Project 'Black & White'

junopsis:

This is a friend of mine.  He’s basically doing a semi-structured improv project, and those of you who have done video productions, cosplay projects, LARP, or tabletop gaming know very well how much strangeness goes on in-game or on set.  This will be both genre-oriented and full of that kind of entertaining adventure.  It could be very serious and on-point, or it could be very funny indeed.  If you’re interested, he could use help for the budget.

Filed under so basically the outtakes will be the piece itself indiegogo film project noir film noir adventure!

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hitodamacraft:

My new dragonscale pendants!  I’ve been doing sparkly necklaces for a while, but these are the first I’ve sculpted and cast from scratch.  They’re colored with Pearlex; the jewels are glass cabochons with paint on the back for color.  They look magical!

I’m putting these up for sale before I go to AFO.  If you’d like to order one, please message me with row/number (first row, seventh pendant, etc) and I’ll Paypal bill you for it.  They’re $15 each and shipping is $5.

Reblogging.  If you want a dragonscale, let me know~

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My new dragonscale pendants!  I’ve been doing sparkly necklaces for a while, but these are the first I’ve sculpted and cast from scratch.  They’re colored with Pearlex; the jewels are glass cabochons with paint on the back for color.  They look magical!

I’m putting these up for sale before I go to AFO.  If you’d like to order one, please message me with row/number (first row, seventh pendant, etc) and I’ll Paypal bill you for it.  They’re $15 each and shipping is $5.

Filed under jewelry dragon handmade necklace pendant crafter artist alley anime festival orlando AFO casting resin resin jewelry

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Fan fiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don’t do it for money. That’s not what it’s about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They’re fans, but they’re not silent, couchbound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language.

The Boy Who Lived Forever | Time Magazine 

This is probably the best, non-judgmental description of fan fiction I’ve ever heard of in main stream media. 

(via pretendings)

Fanfiction is also very much what literature was before the modern era.  Variations on a myth?  One King Arthur story vs. another?  A story repurposed for one nationality or group?  lots of things—but in many cases, a canon of characters used for a “non-canon” author’s story, whether that be a survived Greek play or 1700s British novelist.

As much as our modern idea of copyright is a good thing that helps authors keep control of their creation and survive, it wasn’t always quite that way.  And that’s fine, of course!  But things have fascinating histories.

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Art theft?

hitodamacraft:

Something really weird happened today. An attendee at Orlando Anime Day came to me with a button identical to my older ‘YAOI’ button—but she says she purchased it at Quinnicon in Connecticut.

Ding ding ding! Someone may have stolen my design! Please do not do these things. It’s not just illegal:…

Reblogging.  If you attended Quinni-con in the last two years, please contact me.  I am looking for information regarding a particular button design which may have been sold there, which would have been stolen from me.  I don’t figure that I can do much, but if I can find out who sold it I can maybe get them to stop (or notify the conventions they’re attending).

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