Pirate Battle!

Aug. 18th, 2017 05:49 pm
tinny: Pretty, young, polite, gentlemanly, clean-shaven navy officer James McGraw (blacksails_young james)
[personal profile] tinny
Just another excuse to make more Black Sails icons... :)

The rules are thus:

  • Everyone who wants to may join, both LJ and DW users are welcome!
  • Everyone must make five icons, one for each prompt
  • You may interpret the prompts any way you like, no "pirate connection" required
  • Any fandom is allowed, so are stock images - use any source you like
  • Deadline is in two weeks: Saturday, September 2nd 2017, your end-of-day
  • Comment to this post to sign up and to submit your icons

These are the prompts:



To The Death

At Sea


Have fun!


[personal profile] tinny

eta: don't you hate it when you accidentally post too early? Prompts are now fixed.
ariane: (Default)
[personal profile] ariane
Crazy world has finally arrived to my home town, Turku: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/18/europe/finland-stabbing/index.html

The situation is still ongoing.

So far no info yet about who the attackers are - home grown lunatics, or foreign fanatics. News say 7-8 people were stabbed, and at least one died.

It happened on Kauppatori and Puutori. I'm very familiar with both, the local busses' main stops are on the Kauppatori and that's where I most often get on the bus or off. Practically every time I go to town, I go through Kauppatori so it feels like my place. I just walked through it today, only about 4 hours before the knifemen attacked people there! I live about 20 minutes from there!


Aug. 17th, 2017 05:33 pm
reynardine: (home_improvement)
[personal profile] reynardine
Today we had a structural engineer come over to inspect the house, do measurements, and basically tell us how bad our foundation issues really are. Short version: $$$$$, although it looks like we may be able to do the repairs in stages over time.

In more detail )

No idea how much this will cost, beyond "a lot". We'll get bids once the Engineer's report arrives, and Midwest winters being what they are, it'll probably be spring before anything can be done. We'll probably have to do things in stages, starting with the south wall where the most visible damage is.

Yes, I had a huge cry after Eric the Engineer left. But what can we do? If we ever want to move, we'd have to fix this, and better to address the issue sooner than later.

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Aug. 17th, 2017 03:52 pm
baranduin: (Default)
[personal profile] baranduin
Hey, Project Runway peeps! Season 16 premieres tonight!
sandy79: (hawkeye)
[personal profile] sandy79
Folks, I did it - I went, signed up to [community profile] wipbigbang (on LJ), chose a fic and made some artwork for it (and right on time too!)!

Things That Go Bump In The Night... )

I hope you like what I did here, and that you head over to the story afterwards and give my lovely author some love too (might get her writing more chapters!!)!

PS: If you have any questions, let me know them in the comments!
tinny: Pretty, young, polite, gentlemanly, clean-shaven navy officer James McGraw (blacksails_young james)
[personal profile] tinny
I was itching for another 20in20 challenge, since I had a lot of free time this month, and when [livejournal.com profile] monthlyinspo's current challenge, "Costume Envy" came along, I knew it was the one I had to do. I am not usually a fan of costume drama (or wardrobe in general), but what better theme to indulge my current Black Sails addiction? :D


01. bsails203_29_19a1 08. bsails206_07_59b 11. bsails206_26_32

28 Black Sails icons + 2 Jane Eyre )

I love all comments! Constructive criticism is especially welcome.

All sources of textures, stock images, and brushes I use are listed in my resource post.

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Aug. 17th, 2017 01:31 pm
dani_meows: (dw: JE had a terrible ending)
[personal profile] dani_meows
I made it all the way upstairs and managed to make one whole icon, lol.

I'm still really tired and I don't know if it's the pill entirely or if I've got a slight cold/allergy thing.

I'll probably end up taking an afternoon nap, Ian's already promised not to wake me.

In the good news side of things I made an experimental dish in the crock pot last night and it tasted amazing. Tikka Masala.

My skin is still tingly with improved circulation and all that cilantro makes me want a big bowl of pho.

I also want to figure out how to prevent my pictures from becoming too small on dreamwidth so that I can type up a few recipes.

Unplugging from Facebook

Aug. 17th, 2017 07:50 am
reynardine: (write)
[personal profile] reynardine
The last few days have been absolutely toxic on Facebook, so I decided a nice 6 week vacation from FB would be helpful. I have to check in a few times for messages and redirect them to my email, but otherwise, I need a break.

6 weeks puts me at September 28th, so my return would be September 29th, the Feast of the Archangels (Michaelmas), which seems auspicious.

My last break (during Lent) was actually rather productive, although it was hard to stay away from FB. And yes, I'll probably be posting more here.

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Aug. 16th, 2017 10:45 pm
dani_meows: (Default)
[personal profile] dani_meows
Have been dizzy and unable to climb stairs, side effect of meds. Have been cooking good food and sleeping a ton.

Marvel/DC ship

Aug. 16th, 2017 08:35 pm
goss: (*fangirls* - Starfire Raven)
[personal profile] goss
So I had this weird, random dream the other night. A college AU, featuring Deadpool and...Harley Quinn.

Deadpool and Harley Quinn, you guys! ♥

The more I think about it, the more I feel like they would be PERFECT together. Screw Joker, man. Deadpool's brand of insanity is a way better (healthier?) fit for Harley.

And now I want, like, all the shippy fic and fanart. I wonder what their portmanteau would be? Dead...ley? Hee.

But seriously, can we make this a thing? For real? I NEED IT TO HAPPEN.

Introverts when speaking and writing

Aug. 16th, 2017 11:01 pm
reijamira: ([SPN] Cas Exactly)
[personal profile] reijamira
So basically, this is me, all the damn time.


I'm always fishing for the right words when talking, and I know I could have expressed myself much more eloquently when I had just written an email or something.

I'm so obsessed with Tobias Forge ♥

Aug. 16th, 2017 10:41 pm
carisma_sensei: (Papa Emeritus III)
[personal profile] carisma_sensei
Not obsessed in a bad way though, lol. I'm so in love with his voice, he is one of the most charismatic frontmen I've ever seen and I just love all the projects he's been into so ♥ I can't process the fact that we have new Tobias pictures WITHOUT A MASK yet. In case you don't know, he is Ghost's vocalist (Papa Emeritus, my avatar, my infernal love xD)


This man is going to be the death of me.

He always wears that jacket which I think is sweet. I've read reports of people during the american tour spotting him in record shops thanks to the jacket xD I'm so jealous, I want to see Ghost live at least ONCE in my life. I missed their concert here in Spain last time because well, I'm poor and can't afford to travel all the way to Madrid or Barcelona for a concert T_T So I hope I'll be able to see them live someday because they are my favourite band.

And I've had this song in my head all day long. It's obviously a cover of The Beatles but there's something about Ghost's covers that just draws me in and djfhskdgjh ♥ I love the instrumental of all songs, but Tobias voice just tops it all!

I wish I had more friends who are Ghost fans D: I can't fangirl enough with my boyfriend HAHAHAHA. He already suspects that I may or may not be a total fangirl of Tobias xD
fueschgast: PotterPuffs-style drawing of me in Hufflepuff robes, text reads "Hufflepuff pride". (Default)
[personal profile] fueschgast
I did take review notes, but fuck those, there's nothing interesting in there anyway. Ugh, I expected this to be a proper finale, but it was just a whole fucking Dénouement Episode. What a disappointment. I need to be forewarned about this sort of stuff!

Make That Change

Aug. 16th, 2017 12:45 pm
goss: (Default)
[personal profile] goss
In these dark times, what can we do that will have the most positive impact?

Someone on my flist posted about feeling like they're not doing enough. But they were speaking with family and friends and trying to understand their views.

I actually think this is the MOST IMPORTANT THING that we can do.

It's sometimes the hardest thing to do, but I strongly believe it's the one thing that will have the most impact in the long run.

I have found that being courageous and speaking up when you are around relatives and loved ones who make racist, sexist, fear-driven comments - creating a dialogue about the issue, reasoning with them, challenging them, correcting inaccurate beliefs, etc. - that's the key.

Do not sit silently by and let their way of thinking go unchecked.

Sure, it's the easier thing to excuse it, or to not want to make a scene at a family gathering. It's safer and more comfortable to reblog your opinions in a virtual environment of strangers, but it will never make as much impact as confronting your own near and dear ones, and trying to effect change from the home, you know?

I now call out my father's sexist thinking, my mother's racial prejudices, my friends' sometimes off-colour, gossipy comments. If you don't do it, who will? You will be amazed how your intolerance of this sort of thing can make them think twice about what comes out of their mouths. Maybe even question their own bigotry and open their eyes to another way of thinking.

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Aug. 16th, 2017 06:23 am
baranduin: (sea and women from willow_cabin)
[personal profile] baranduin
Good article from Tara Brach on relaxing the over-controller and letting life happen. I see a lot of this in myself, not so much as in the past but not gone.


Happy Wednesday, flist.

Still hating Nazis here.
st_aurafina: Shaw in Relevance, with golden lights (POI: Shaw fancy)
[personal profile] st_aurafina
Title: Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Fandom: Person of Interest
Rating: Teen
Words: 52k
Characters/Pairings: Root/Sameen Shaw, Harold Finch/John Reese, Harold Finch/Grace Hendricks, John Reese/Mark Snow, Michael Cole, Robert Hersh, Joss Carter, Kara Stanton, The Machine, Bear
Warnings/Content: Sentinel/Guide AU, mind-bonding, show level violence, show level torture, emotional hurt/comfort, canon character death (Michael Cole). Some Mark/John dubcon in chapters 4 and 5. Follows some events from Ep 1.10 Number Crunch, Ep 1.23 Firewall and 2.16 Relevance.
Notes: Written for [community profile] wipbigbang 2017.

Thank you to my amazing betas: [personal profile] lilacsigil and [personal profile] musyc. You guys were awesome and got me from "I want to write POI Sentinel/Guide fic with soft face touching" to actually getting it posted.

Title is from the Elton John song. ("Subway's no way for a good man to go down.")

Summary: In 2001, Harold advised on a project called Cascade, not knowing he was a Guide himself. Years later, he and John, a Sentinel on the run from Cascade, must help Shaw, who has just lost her own Guide when the Project turned on her. Complicating matters is Root, searching for Harold's Machine and interfering with their rescue of Shaw.

Also at the Archive

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten

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Aug. 15th, 2017 04:21 pm
baranduin: (Default)
[personal profile] baranduin
Hey there -- anyone out there have any experience using SlingTV? I have it now but might not keep it since I seem to have mostly gotten rid of my urges to watch live TV. But still -- I figured it might be nice for $20/month though now that I have it, I don't watch it hardly at all plus performance issues so far.

Dangerous gun-rejecting alt-left radical JewBu

Hey flisties! We're dangerous alt-lefties! Fine with me.