hey, remember that time when (1590 words) by pollyrepeat
Fandom: The Avengers (2012)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Steve Rogers, Ensemble, Bucky Barnes, Phil Coulson
In which Cap makes new friends, becomes an accidental Internet troll, swaps a lot of stories, and gives Bucky Barnes a hug.
I want more stories like this one!
They Don't Know Where We Come From (4699 words) by ladyflowdi
Fandom: The Avengers (2012)
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Tony Stark
“Shrapnel,” Tony says, and alarms go off around his ears and he can’t breathe and the pain is going to eat him up from the head down. “In my heart. I made it. Not the shrapnel. ...Well. The shrapnel too.”
So I kept seeing these around and even managed to fill some wishes (yay!) and I loved the idea so much that I wanted to take part as well. Since the upcoming holidays are not the ones I celebrate, this will be a permanent wish list, modeled after the one posted by dingsi here. I was also inspired by the lists posted by the lovely kayim and denorios.
Let me say two things first:
1. It is okay to want nice things. Post your wishlist! You don't have to be/do something special to "deserve" one! Just accept that sometimes people want to give you nice things! Because it makes them feel good, and/or they think you are rocksauce, or: because!
2. It is okay to not give someone what they want. People can be broke, out of energy, too busy, or simply go "eh, I'm not feeling particularly close to this person" and shrug and scroll past. Doesn't make them bad.
If you have a similar list, would you mind giving me the link in comments? ETA: Also marina created a wishlist index sorted by username.
• I won't post more than 10 list items.
• I'll keep my list up to date - e.g. remove (or set apart, or strike through) granted or outdated wishes.
• I won't expect anything. People aren't obligated to fulfill my wishes, just like I'm not required to fulfill theirs. It's not a popularity contest.
• I'm going to thank people, either privately (phone, email, private message) or publicly in this entry. In case you do NOT want me to mention your name, please let me know somehow!
( Click for the wishlist )
No Such Liberty (106462 words) by Xparrot
Fandom: The Avengers (2012), Thor (2011)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Loki & Thor
Characters: Thor (Marvel), Loki (Marvel), Odin (Marvel), Frigga (Marvel), Sif (Marvel), Warriors Three, Original Characters, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Other Avengers
Thor takes Loki back to Asgard in chains, but this does not mean that Loki's schemes are ended, or that Thor has or ever will give up on his brother. Though when danger threatens the realm, on which side will Loki fall?
I mean, what the hell, Thor? First you threaten reprisal for Loki being badmouthed, then suddenly distance yourself by stating he's merely adopted and not a true brother at all. As if an adopted member of the family is not family at all - and this from a guy who just a while ago pointed out to Loki how they were "raised together, played together, fought together," implying gret closeness. Where is that closeness now, when you are in the company of new friends?
"Never again", they said. What a lie. And right now, the UN is strongly condemning what's happening in Syria. That doesn't mean shit. As long as they're not ready to do something about it, their condemnations will be worth less than the paper they're printed on.
TW: the gallery contains disturbing images of human remains. I still think you should view them to see the results of a genocide.
Another thing is livejournal signing me out, then losing my place. I often leave several tabs open to entries I want to continue reading the following day. Firefox remembers them and reopens them for me. More and more often, livejournal keeps logging me out when I go to refresh said tab, and forcing me to the login page. That wouldn't be bad in and on itself, but it drives me absolutely batty that it then completely erases the history of that tab and I can't even backspace to it! !"#$%&
That, however, creates another set of problems: during that time when it seemed delicious would croak, I imported a lot of my own and other people's bookmarks, and now I have over 400 bookmarks with the label delicious_import. It seems there's no way to select all bookmarks and remove just that one label, but I have to go through each bookmarks and remove the label one by one.
Is there a way for me to remove a label entirely or am I stuck in the horror of unorganized bookmarks? O_O
ETA OK so half of my post got eaten, and I had included an example of what I was trying to do:
I'm predominantly a gen reader, but sometimes I do want toread a pairing fic, in which case I usually want the fic to concentrate on just that one pairing. So how do I search just for John Doe/Jane Doe and not John Doe/Jane Doe plus John Doe/Mary Sue and John Doe/Gary Stu?
The Sarajevo Red Line - 11,541 empty chairs placed on the main street representing the blood of 11,541 victims of the siege.
By valiha at 2012-04-06
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You won't know the difference, but it's easy for us to see just looking at the names that victims were members of all nationalities - Bosniaks, Croats, Serbs. Entire families were wiped out.
My camera saves videos as .3gp files, so i don't know if you'll see this. It's under a minute long.
Daily mail online has an article on today's event.
I am sick and tired of this behavior. The only thing you're accomplishing with this is making yourselves look like a bunch of spoiled brats. If you want to be treated respectfully you will have to do the same for others.
I used Letraset Aquamarkers, because they are a new medium for me and I wanted to try them out, although I followed advice and examples from the book "Painting Watercolors" by Cathy Johnson. I love that book. It's so easy to follow.
Anyway, here are the images. I hope you'll like them! (They definitely look better live; the watercolor paper I used - Cotman - looks downright mangled in some scans, though it doesn't show any damage when I look or touch it.)
Click on images to open a larger version. First, some trees:
Tree in Spring
( The rest behind the cut: )
And there you go. Not very good, some of them, but I had fun painting them!
Below you can see the artwork. :) (Click for a full sized view.)
The drawing represents Three Great Figures that appear in her story - Lord Death, Mother Nature, and Father Time. [Wall o' text coming. :)]
- Lord Death was the easiest to do, I think, since I didn't have to worry about his facial features. :) His figure was also easier since it was mostly covered in robes that gave a suggestion of his shape. It was fun using several colors to indicate many folds in his robes. It is recommended to build up black from several darker shades as using just black leaves you with a flat drawing. I don't know if I managed to avoid that. I had too look far and wide for the right kind of scythe I wanted to use. In the end, I managed to find a good reference, and copied the blade. The handle was easy to do using a ruler.
- Mother Nature came next. For her, I had to rely on reference photos and gridding extensively. I don't know if I managed to convey a darker skin color for her, as that is how I imagine Mother Nature. As for her eyes, they are described as changing color, and this I tried to show with coloring one eye green, the other one blue. I don't know if you can see this, as scanning color pencil is notoriously difficult. (I have a larger version that's not as cleaned up as this that I can post on request if you want to see.) For her robes, I wanted to use dark blue for the outer robes to represent the night sky, and I also wanted to have sparkles to stand in for the stars, but I'm afraid that was quite out of my league. Perhaps I'll do an edit and introduce some sparkle in a photo editing program! :) Looking at her dress, perhaps I should have used another color instead of pink, maybe another shade of green or blue, but I kept thinking about mother-of-pearl and how it was hidden away in a shell and quite beautiful, which is also another way I look at this grand figure of Mother Nature - she can be quite hard on the outside, but vulnerable and beautiful on the inside. In spite of using a grid to get an accurate drawing of Mother Nature, I still feel that it's not quite right.
- That is I think especially evident in Father Time and his robe. I have a feeling that it's quite off, but can't put my finger on what's off about it, exactly. Maybe I didn't get the folds correctly? :squints at him: In any case, he is different from mother Nature in that he's quite pale, translucent maybe, and I tried to present the idea that time is transient. He's described in the story as both young and old, so I tried to represent that with gray hair and beard, youthful face but with some wrinkles on the right side of his face. ETA: I forgot to say that I used the infinity symbol as decoration for his robes. I was just reminded of this because my sis sent me an image of a gorgeous necklace with an infinity symbol.
- No background, I'm sorry to say. :) I also wanted to illustrate a few key points in the story, but the amount of work and school obligations really limited the time I was able to dedicate to this BigBang, so in the end I only did the cover.