“I’m pregnant,” Helen says, one hot morning at the breakfast table.
“I see,” Augustus replies, taking a spoonful of chutney.
Fandom: Sherlock Pairing: Sebastian Moran/Jim Moriarty (Sebastian Moran/OC, Jim Moriarty/OC) Rating: NC-17 Warnings: racism (& colonialism), blasphemy, child abuse (neglect, physical, emotional, reference to sexual), paedophilia, drugs use and addiction, prostitution,psychological issues & mental disorders (bipolar in particular), underaged sex (16 years, implied earlier), implied/referenced noncon, attempted sexual assault, abortion (both the medical and the improvised kind), suicide, character death Word Count: 14974 Summary: Jim and Sebastian, over the years. As different as they are the same.
Petitie tegen de verhoging van het inschijvingsgeld in het hoger onderwijs.
De UGent heeft mij net een mail gezonden met de vraag om actie te ondernemen tegen de komende verhoging van het inschrijvingsgeld. In de mail stond deze link. Bij deze zet ik het ook even hier voor niet-UGent studenten en andere geïnteresseerden!
Een nationale protestactie vind plaats op 2 oktober in Brussel [info]. Waarschijnelijk zal er ook nog een protestactie in Gent zelf doorgaan [info].
"Voor het hoger onderwijs werd zowel een verhoging van de inschrijvingsgelden voor de studenten geopperd, alsook verdere besparingen op personeel, infrastructuur en uitrusting. Afgelopen weken circuleerden cijfers in de media die spraken van een mogelijke verhoging van het inschrijvingsgeld tot 1.100 euro?!"
In addition to running Archive of Our Own and the Transformative Works and Cultures academic journal, the Organization for Transformative Works also runsFanlore, a fandom-oriented wiki dedicated to hosting information aboutfan activities, fannish vocabulary, and the histories of fan communities.
On July 5 2014, Fanlore passed its most recent goal of reaching 30,000 articles — which is awesome! But as with any wiki that relies on user interest for the creation and maintenance of pages, there are still some pretty noticeable gaps. Some of the most prominent authors and pairings in popular fandoms have almost nothing on their pages — or, in many cases, have no pages at all. (As of September 21 2014 the Steve/Bucky page barely has anything on it, and Thorin Oakenshield — one of the main characters in The Hobbit books and movies — doesn’t even have a character page.)
The Fanlore Challenge:
To help fill these gaps, I propose a simple three-step solution.
Think of 5 things that you consider important to YOUR fandom experience and that you think other people should know about. (Your favourite pairings, characters, fanfic authors, fanartists, remarkable fanworks — whatever makes you think “this person/thing deserves to be recognized.”)
Go contribute to the Fanlore pages for those 5 things.
That’s all it takes! Saying “X Author is a significant author in Y fandom” with a link to their AO3 page or adding the links to a few Notable Works for a particular pairing is more than enough to qualify. Know of an awesome rec list for that pairing? Add a link. Remember a meme that sprung up about a certain character? Throw that in too. It doesn’t have to be much.
And if you have the time and energy to really flesh out those 5 pages? Even better.
Providing a balanced and well-rounded fandom wiki is pretty much impossible for one person to do. But if everyone who sees this post makes just 5 constructive edits, we can all work towards making Fanlore into an even better resource and repository for all of us to use.
*bursts through the window, knocking over potted plant* YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN EXPERT, BNF, BEEN-HERE-SINCE-THE-BEGINNING FAN TO CONTRIBUTE TO FANLORE. ADD THE STUFF THAT WAS/IS IMPORTANT TO YOU!
ALSO! LANGUAGE USAGE, JARGON, MEMES, IN-JOKES, TROPES! CHARITY DRIVES AND BOOK PROJECTS! INFLUENTIAL FIC AND ART! CELEBRITY TWITTER SHENANIGANS! META CONVERSATIONS! ALL THE THINGS! \o/
I love Fanlore so much. I did a lot of tribbing at first and I totally am going to get back into the habit. There is SO MUCH missing about newer fandoms it makes me cry! And it’s really easy to use—I’m so not technical but even I can open the cheat sheet (there’s a cheat sheet for markup language) in a tab and work with that!
cbc’s got a GOTHIC WESTERN MYSTERY coming out in october
Set in 1869 Alberta-Montana border country, STRANGE EMPIRE is a Western whose heroes are women. With most of the men gone, and those who remain battling for control, the women struggle to survive, to find their independence, and to build a life in which to thrive and raise families.
Sarah, 19, Belgium. Likes people. Feminism, queerness and ladies. Various areas of social justice. Also Harry Potter, Sherlock (mostly femlock), Discworld, Penny Dreadful, Buffyverse, Elementary, Sleepy Hollow, Orphan Black, OITNB, Asoiaf, Hunger Games, Tokienverse, Disney, and a lot more. I read everything. I listen to about as much. Fanfiction addict. Occasionally writer.