1. You guys, icepixie
wrote The Heart's Compass
, the Babylon 5 Delenn/Ivanova AU of my dreams
, seriously, could I have had this show instead? It's a little awkward in places but, I mean, so was the show. And listen, it is a story where Delenn falls for Ivanova instead of Sheridan, early in the series, and it makes my heart happy. icepixie
also wrote a a post-Sleeping in Light Ivanova/Delenn story that I haven't read yet (Later Stars of Dawn
), which added to the Ivanova/Delenn story that thingswithwings
wrote for my birthday one year (Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C Major
, Garibaldi/Franklin, Lennier/Vir, Ivanova/Delenn, postseries) makes three
Ivanova/Delenn stories in the last few years. It is a small-fandom rare-pairing embarrassment of riches!
(Especially since there are also a few drabbles and short vignettes over at the AO3, though most of them are about unrequited love.)
2. Don't know what to be this Halloween? Check out wtf should I be for Halloween
, which contains as many costume ideas as there are articles on wikipedia. And puts "sexy
" in front of all of them.
Since it's completely randomized, there are some really great options. This year I plan on going as a Sexy Fort Reliance Water Aerodrome
, for example. (There's also the potential for fail, because of course there are many pages on wikipedia that really shouldn't be indexed with "sexy" in front of them; I didn't encounter anything faily when I clicked through, but that doesn't mean it can't happen.)
3. I frequently encounter images on tumblr that are unattributed or dewatermarked, and sometimes that makes me really sad -- I don't know if that photographer has a ton more pretty image, or what the original context was, or anything. But if I see something really great and I really really want to know if there's more by the same photographer, I look for the picture over at TinEye
, a reverse image search engine. Sometimes it even works! Anyway this is a link to TinEye, which I think I was first linked to three years ago when their image index was even smaller; now I do sometimes have some success with them.
4. The US Department of Justice recently filed a brief that said that genes shouldn't be patentable
, which is ... kind of amazing.
5. Apparently TVTropes is going to have to take down, move, rename, or mark as NSFW a lot of their sex and sexuality-related content because google ads noticed that ads are running on pages with mature content
. And they might have to make registration mandatory
to view sex/kink/fetish tropes, and they are planning to make registration mandatory for editing pages. I don't hang out there or anything, but it still makes me sad -- many of those pages are very useful for vidding/iconing/etc. Or for kink_bingo
, where I have often used the TV Tropes pages for tentacles to find pictures or examples or video of canonical tentacles.