eruthros: Mythbusters screenshot of Jamie blushing red and laughing (Mythbusters - Jamie having an emotion)
1. Oh my god, they got Jewel Staite too?

For those keeping track, they also snagged Torri Higginson. And David Hewlett. Again.

2. Does anybody know why Icerocket doesn't index dreamwidth? And whether there's any way to get them to? I like to use icerocket as a casual search tool, but I want it to find DW posts too!

3. [personal profile] thingswithwings and I started to watch Fringe. We quite liked the pilot, with a few reservations, but then the second episode was all guess-what-the-camera-finds-women-being-killed-erotic. And I just can't take that anymore, no matter how interesting the characters or plots or whatever. So, friends who watch Fringe, does the show change? Was that a moment of complete screw-up that they backed off from? Or is it a show that I can't watch?

4. I find this Gloria Brame post about bondage as performance art really intriguing! It's just a little snippet, though.

5. Don't you hate it when you see an image on someone's blog without citation, and then you've got no idea when or where it's from? Well, I found one of those images, and I'd love to see the context of it.

So! Long shot and all, but can anybody tell me where this is from, or maybe a better way to google for it, or a reference book that might help me out? NSFW image under the cut )

6. Today I am using my Mythbusters icon because Mythbusters is back! Hurrah hurrah hurrah! [personal profile] thingswithwings and I ran out of Mythbusters a month ago, and since then we've only been able to rewatch things. But now! New Mythbusters! It is like an early birthday present for ME.
eruthros: kink: a girl showing off her tongue piercing and studded collar (kink: tongue piercing)
One of the things [personal profile] thingswithwings and I are trying to do with the [community profile] kink_bingo wiki is to expand the fandoms, and more importantly the types of fandoms, that we depict in the images that accompany the text. The examples I come up with are almost always from my fannish history -- I can think of a Buffy example for anything -- and TVtropes is not always descriptive enough to be helpful.

So, in the interests of expanding the fandoms, I have some questions for you guys! I'd love to hear about examples from comics or live action tv or anime or movies or things you know I've seen or things you know I haven't seen. (Episode or issue names/numbers/plot summaries/some other way to find things would be helpful but isn't necessary.)

1. Animal-people! People who turn into animals, people who have animalistic features, people who wear animal outfits, people who act like animals a la Wolverine.

2. Bondage! Bondage is so easy to do that I always go "oh, whatever, any scene I've seen on tv," but really I ought to expand the fandoms. We'd love all kinds of bondage: straightjackets, handcuffs, chained up, complicated rope bondage, hogtied, tied to chairs, tied to someone else, anything.

3. Mind control! Or hypnosis or amnesia or anything similar.

4. Sensation play type stuff -- people brushed with needles or fur or enjoying their silk shirts or whatever. Or blindfolds! Blindfolds are good.

5. Anything that your fandom is really good at! Like, Star Trek TOS is hugely into mind control, and Veronica Mars is all over voyeurism, but I'd never have known that without watching those shows, so what am I missing from your favorite show?
eruthros: kink: a girl showing off her tongue piercing and studded collar (kink: tongue piercing)
1. So, like nine months ago I read a blog post about kink by a person with disabilities that I completely failed to bookmark. It talked about the ways in which some folks with disabilities experience "different" and "non-normative" and thus already potentially kinky sensation, or are already in interesting and complicated relationships with pain or bondage, or any of a bunch of other stuff that means that the relationship between disability and kink isn't just that someone has to "deal with" the limitations of a disabled body, but that disability can be part of what makes some folks interested in e.g. sensation play. (Like, I certainly think about bondage differently now that I wear braces 24/7.) Did anybody else bookmark this post, or know of a good post like it?

I've seen a bunch of things that go the other way -- that talk about safety, and limitations of mobility, and how to avoid doing harm -- but not as many that talk about, like, why someone with chronic pain might find tattoos interesting.

Actually, fic that does that sort of thing would be interesting, too.

2. Does anyone have any suggestions of reading about the kink practices in specific non-Western spaces? I can't figure out how to google or library-search and get good results.

What this comes out of: if you asked me about whipping and flogging in Western kink practice, I could tell you a bunch of contexts in which it happened historically, and talk about how that relates to various flogging scenes (military discipline, religious flagellation, judicial punishment). And I could google and read all about what-whipping-means-to-me as written by various folks in the American/British/Canadian kink communites. But I don't know anything about the historical and contextual and emotional symbols of kink practice in Japan (except for that thing I read once about the history of military restraint and bondage).

3. I can't find a translation of the text on Hokusai's Dream of the Fisherman's Wife. I've found places that reference a book with a translation, but nothing on the internets.

4. So, okay, css baffles me. I am using a version of the Sunday Morning layout over at [community profile] kink_bingo, which I quite like, except for one problem: no underlined links. And no underlined links is an accessibility issue, especially since the link text color is quite similar to the main text color. And I know how to make the css underline all links, but that includes, like, the links in usernames and dates, which I find weird-looking in the style; I'll live with it if there's no way to change it, but if there's a way to specifically mark usernames as text-decoration: none and calendar dates as not links at all, that would be awesome.

5. Your favorite (intentionally or unintentionally) kinky moments in mainstream tv and film! Go!
eruthros: llamas! (llamas)
If I don't post things, then they just build up and build up in semagic until it seems insurmountable. Today I have decided to say "fuck that" to that problem, so here are ... a bunch of misc and unrelated things, some of which have been in semagic for months.

1. We made lots of awesome food for American Thanksgiving which was like three weeks ago now, but this text has been sitting here for most of those weeks so I'm posting it anyway. I might forget how to make these tasty brussels sprouts by next fall! More details about the recipes under the cut to spare you guys )

2. I'm currently going to PT threeish days a week for hand and wrist and knee and ankle and etc joint pain, and I still have partly immobilized hands. It makes me cranky and anxious, especially because nobody seems to know what's wrong, and why this problem is worse than the previous ones. Blather about doctors )

3. Some things I forgot about when I was doing yuletide nominations, so now I'm putting them here for next year )

3a. It is a sad state of affairs when your yuletide story notes are long enough to be posted to the archive. *pokes at file* Now, if only I had a story...

4. Some random things I have learned from kink_bingo )

4a. This isn't a random thing that I learned from [community profile] kink_bingo, it's a true story from planning last year that I've always meant to post so I won't someday forget it )

5. I want a firefox extension, and I can't find it! Here's what bugs me )

THERE. Now I have a completely blank update field. And I'll add some stuff from today to make sure it stays that way:

6. This Penny Arcade strip pretty much explains the way I feel when people say things like "you're just watching it to hate it."

7. Oh my god, lj, seriously? You're seriously going to make gender a mandatory field and make male and female the only options within that field? Seriously? I just. Fuck that shit. I can't put words to my RAGE.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (FF + Dinosaur comics = best icon ever)
For reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture, I've been working on various image stuff. As a result, I have a bunch of queries for people who remember tv better than I do.

1) Jack O'Neill tied up. The look: Black t-shirt, green bdu pants, collar, chains, arms held behind his back by a pole. The context: offworld? There are Jaffa involved, I think? And I think it's in season six or seven? Possibly? I know this one exists, I just can't find it.

2) I don't know that this one exists, but what the hey, it might. Do Gunn and Lindsey ever point guns or crossbows or other weapons at each other?

3) What would be the best HP film to go to, if I were looking for Snape, Draco, and Harry alone or foregrounded together in the same frame?

And a wild card:

4) What is your favorite (accidental or intentional) phallic visual gag?


May. 20th, 2008 09:10 pm
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Best John/Rodney fusion EVER (today): PC/MAC. With John as Mac and Rodney as PC. NO REALLY. THINK ABOUT IT.

[Poll #1191230]
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[Poll #1174004]

Imagine if, instead of having to fight himself at the end of Doppelganger, John had had to talk about his FEEEEEEELINGS with himself.
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da da da da daaaaaaaa, da da da da daaaaaaaaaa, WHO YOU GONNA CALL?
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eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
These are the same questions [ profile] thingswithwings asked, but I'm trying to poll a slightly different flist. She said:

"Here are my questions:

1) What fandoms say Yuletide to you? What are the quintessential Yuletidey fandoms?

2) Off the top of your head, what are the most recced, most famous Yuletide stories?

I don't have an actual, like, poll ... so if you'd be so kind as to respond in comments, I would be much obliged.

Trust me when I say that answering this poll is in your own best interest; it will lead to good things in the future, I promise."

I promise that too. Also, I have a paid account, but am not making a poll for reasons of poll text boxes can only be up to 255 characters, which is too small for a list of recced stories or for discussion.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
So I was having one of those conversations you have with fannish friends. You know. [ profile] thingswithwings was telling me a story idea, and she said, god, what am I even doing, somebody's gonna stage an intervention any day now. And I, of course, pointed out that this was Stargate: Atlantis, and that you probably couldn't get an intervention for anything less than "the story in which Rodney and John sit in the office all day without talking to each other and just do paperwork," and perhaps not even then.

So, guys, what does it take to get an intervention in SGA? How far do you have to go?

Like, imagine your fannish friend who's been with you for the last three fandoms. You even bailed out of the X-Files at the same time! It has been so wonderful and lovely. But now she's gone a little bit off the rails in this wild and crazy SGA fandom.

[Poll #1090767]
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
I ask google for an answer to this question all the time, but google is untrustworthy, so.

What is your favorite brownie recipe? My ideal brownie is fudgey, not cakey, and very chocolatey. It can have nuts, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, whatever, I'm good as long as it's basically a fudgey, chocolately brownie. But my success rate in finding a recipe for same is pathetic; many of them come out dry, or cakey, or dry AND cakey, or aren't chocolatey enough. Thus, I ask you! Because you are awesome.

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