Nov. 19th, 2011 07:05 pm
glass_icarus: (stigma: tit)
Last ~5 hours for Kaleidoscope treats, guys! (Or you can check out the countdown clock if you want to be precise.)

And, for those of you not biting your nails over Kaleidoscope:
&hearts [personal profile] starlady's put up a delicious looking port balsamic cranberry sauce recipe that I want to try. *_____*
&hearts SIGNUPS FOR THE [community profile] white_lotus LUNAR NEW YEAR EXCHANGE ARE OPEN!! *\o/* which I will properly flail about later, I promise!

And now I am going back to writing my paper - okay, ogling the request list to see if there's anything my brain will wake up to. >.>
glass_icarus: (bey telephone shout)
We've got three open pinch-hits over at [community profile] dark_agenda! Anybody familiar with the following fandoms &/or know somebody who is?

  • 十二国記 | Juuni Kokki | Twelve Kingdoms
  • 青い花 | Aoi Hana | Sweet Blue Flowers
  • NO.6(ナンバー・シックス) | No. 6 (anime)
  • Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Dragon of the Lost Sea - Laurence Yep
  • Static Shock
  • サイレン- | Psyren
  • 東海道HISAME | Toukaidou Hisame
  • 姑獲鳥の夏 | Ubume no Natsu | Summer of the Ubume - Kyōgoku Natsuhiko

Any/all signal-boosting appreciated! &hearts
glass_icarus: (red cliff: sun shangxiang)
Internets! Hello! Am still about 50% MIA and more than usually incoherent, but I just wanted to remind you all that today is the last day to officially sign up for Kaleidoscope, so if you want to make something and get something in return, now is the time to make your picks!

Also, yes I have spent too much time stalking the current signups list dear artists and vidders, if you have the time and are interested in any of these fandoms, please consider signing up! We really appreciate the offers that everyone has already made, but there is still a fairly large gap between offers and requests. /shameless overexcited begging

&hearts &tea; &sparkles;
glass_icarus: (uraboku: ickle!hotsuma)
1. KALEIDOSCOPE SIGN-UPS ARE OPEN! *\o/* &hearts &Team Darkness; Extra extra heartspam for [personal profile] troisroyaumes for coding the sign-up form.

2. Potluck! As you may have noticed Potluck #3 did not go up as planned, but we are going to relaunch! [personal profile] yifu has a poll re: timeline-planning here, please take it if you are thinking about submitting. &hearts
glass_icarus: (takeshi kaneshiro wet)
Guys, Kaleidoscope's current nominations list gives me a bigger grinny face every time I look at it! I am SO EXCITED, thanks so much to everyone who's nominated/promoted/volunteered/helped spread the word thus far. Also, &hearts to [personal profile] dharmavati, [personal profile] troisroyaumes, and [personal profile] wistfuljane! &Team Darkness;;;

On a personal note, though: dear circle, please rec me some more non-East-Asian fandoms! Of course I am all excite about the East Asian movies/shows/dramas/anime/manga series/etc. that people have already nominated, but I am uncomfortable with spending my nomination slots on East Asian sources that someone else will probably come up with anyway and would instead prefer to boost some underrepresented groups that deserve love.

So, revamping from my previous ideas, my current consideration list looks like this:
- Janelle Monae's albums (NEED MOAR CINDI MAYWEATHER FIC!)
- Karen Lord, Redemption in Indigo
- Witi Ihimaera, Whale Rider
- Louise Erdrich, The Birchbark House

I haven't decided whether or not I want to reserve a slot for Sarai-ya Goyou (or perhaps Hiromi Goto's Half World? or Samurai 7?), but either way, I have at least two definite openings for non-East-Asian stuff! Anything you'd particularly like to see? Anything short-ish that you think I should watch or read (since I'd prefer to nominate things I can, you know, actually offer)?
glass_icarus: (uraboku: ickle!hotsuma)
... er. All excitement aside, I don't want to constantly spam you guys about Kaleidoscope, really! It's just that there are things that slip my mind (and new posts rolling out) every time I signal-boost. ><;


» If you're interested in making icons or banners for Kaleidoscope, you can submit them here at the graphics challenge post!

» If you'd like to signal-boost or just want to see what shiny things people have come up with, check out the Promotional Graphics & Templates post!

» We've also posted a Nomination Addendum for those who are mulling over their choices and/or are confused by our wording.


Aug. 22nd, 2011 02:06 pm
glass_icarus: (red cliff: zhou yu/xiao qiao)
Addendum to last post: Kaleidoscope nominations are currently open! If, like me, you are having trouble deciding on your picks, you can check out the list of currently nominated fandoms here; [personal profile] littlebutfierce also has a nomination strategizing post. ;)
glass_icarus: (janelle)
1/ ... so, as those of you following [community profile] dark_agenda may have noticed, Kaleidoscope is gonna start rolling soon! *\o/* Our policies and procedures and answers to FAQs are now up and finalized, and the nominations form will open tonight at 9pm Pacific time (currently GMT-7).

1.5/ We've also got a few new promo posts! If you have recs or suggestions for Latin American or Caribbean sources, sources featuring disabled characters, or First Nations sources, please hop over and drop them in the comments! Also, don't forget to check out the older promo posts for African sources, sources featuring GLBTQI characters, and suggestions from the "Rec me!" comment meme. As always, corrections, comments, and concerns are welcome. &hearts

2/ Finally, a quick reminder that the deadline for submissions for Potluck #3 is August 31st (optional theme: fruits)! If you'd like to participate, please do drop your links at the post.
glass_icarus: (angel/katie)
1. Announcing Dark Agenda's Kaleidoscope Fanwork Exchange- the sekrit project of Team Darkness is now unveiled and open for feedback! SO EXCITED OMG.

2. We are now exactly one week into the two-week extension for Potluck #2: Comfort Food! As always, signal-boosts are appreciated, and remember- if you've seen a post that you think fits our parameters, you can always suggest that the writer submit it at the link. ;)
glass_icarus: (potluck 2)
Since my Arrival post is still in-progress, have some fandom babble!

1. Remix is live, as is Remix Madness! [community profile] dark_agenda has a list of chromatic Remix stories; please hop over and check them out if you're interested. As always, corrections and additions are welcome! :3 (Please note that we haven't collated the Remix Madness stories yet, though.)

Somebody chose to rework one of my old Good Omens stories; just (or not quite) like (girl afraid remix) is adorable and made me laugh so much, and just. &PEPPER;;;;;;; I miss this fandom kind of a lot right now! Maybe it's time to revisit it.

I haven't had the chance to do much reading yet... or, well, let me say rather that I haven't had time to compile links to my favorites yet. I will get to that, hopefully soon but definitely eventually. >.>

2. It is now May (already! wtf!), which means that the deadline for Potluck is just under two weeks away! You can submit links here or at the DW crosspost. Also, [personal profile] yiduiqie and I are still looking for hosts for future editions, so if you are interested, please get in touch with us!
glass_icarus: (saiyuki: sanzo blur)
1. [personal profile] starlady: Japan: more information on the nuclear situation

2. [community profile] dark_agenda is running the Chromatic Remix 2011 drabblefest! This year's tag includes the list of characters and the prompts as well as the announcement post. :)

3. My thread at [community profile] help_japan, again- I'm offering a batch of icons.

(-- and speaking of icons, [personal profile] yiduiqie, will email you some more for Potluck tonight. orz)


Jan. 10th, 2011 11:46 am
glass_icarus: (bey telephone)
A few slightly belated [community profile] dark_agenda signal-boosts:
- Chromatic NYR 2011 is open for business!
- The Racebending Revenge masterlist has been posted, all conveniently formatted and everything. &hearts
- Check out the Chromatic Podfic challenge, which is being organized by [personal profile] troisroyaumes! because how is the prospect of multilingual podfic not super-exciting omg. :3

In other random news, as [personal profile] such_heights mentioned the other day, Josh Groban is singing Kanye West tweets! Naturally, that led me to go poke for more Kanye tweets, and then I discovered some sort of shoutout to Nicki Minaj and then I clicked over to discover the following interchange: 1, 2, 3. LITERALLY HOW TO SHIP RIHANNA/NICKI MINAJ IN THREE EASY STEPS, YOU GUYS, AND FANDOM DIDN'T EVEN COME UP WITH THIS!
glass_icarus: (red cliff: sun shangxiang)
1. OMG YOU GUYS, [personal profile] crossedwires WROTE ME A NYR STORY FOR RED CLIFF! &hearts &hearts &hearts ride until we fall is so utterly glorious (Shangxiang! *______*), I can't even tell you. *flails* Go forth and read!

2. I was thinking about putting up a post for this year's Yuletide friending meme, but [personal profile] sarashina beat me to it! :D &hearts If you're interested in meeting new people who share your tiny fandoms, hop on over!

eta: 3. [community profile] dark_agenda's Chromatic Yuletide 2010 Challenge Summary & Discussion post is up! If any participants or readers have time to hop over and leave feedback, it would be very much appreciated. &hearts /eta

... I had a couple more roundups I meant to do (2010 book log, & perhaps one for icons), but eh. Will get to those at some later date.


Dec. 25th, 2010 02:50 pm
glass_icarus: (fireworks heart)
Oh, man, one of the best Christmases I've had in a while; )

I'm trying to keep myself off the AO3 today, but I did manage to read a couple of Yuletide stories, and they are glorious! I received The Sugarcane Drive, which is utterly delicious intriguing and politicking with Eugenie and Jessaline and HOMG YOU GUYS, I GOT EFFLUENT ENGINE FIC, HOW AMAZING IS THAT?!?!? I also managed to read Sincerely, Cindi, a Metropolis: The Chase Suite fic which is one of the best love letters to visionaries and revolutionaries that I have ever come across. I plan to hit up [community profile] dark_agenda's Chromatic Yuletide masterlist and trawl through the Chromatic Yuletide Madness prompts next! :D

Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating, and happy Yuletide/happy Saturday to the rest of us!
glass_icarus: (freida legs)
1. It is generally a terrible life decision to go to work on 2 hours of sleep, y'all. Also a terrible life decision? Staying up until ass o'clock in the morning reading epic 100,000+ word A:TLA fic when I still have to do ALL THE THINGS. It's a good thing I was productive yesterday, otherwise I'd be kicking myself really hard over that "writing break."

1a. In unrelated terrible life decision news, I have been neglecting to back up recent icons and music & video files to my external hard drive, and now my creaky 6-year-old desktop where most everything is housed is suddenly refusing to turn on and I have no idea what is wrong with it! Probably it's not worth fixing since I need a new computer anyway, but argh. 6 years' worth of ahemmables! And now I will not be able to check which media files I need to re-ahem, sigh. At least I use googledocs/laptop/thumb drive religiously these days, I don't know what I would have done if actual important things (like my personal statement!) were on it.

2. [community profile] dark_agenda has a useful AO3 invites and reminders post! Which actually reminds me that I have an AO3 invite, should anybody need one. *g*

3. Still debating Yuletide signups. /o\ None of my Deadlines coincide with the fest deadline this year, so I will technically have enough time to write fic! Must ponder requests...

* &hearts
glass_icarus: (bey telephone shout)
+ DADT enforcement struck down by California federal judge
+ Wisconsin law challenges race-based school mascots
+ [personal profile] mercredigirl: ontd_f fail
+ [personal profile] such_heights: let's talk about awesome ladies* [brief linkspam]
+ [personal profile] musesfool: but they will never be what she was to me
+ kristina wong, asian american women, and depression
+ Jenna Ushkowitz & Harry Shum Jr.: "Sing!"
+ artists interested in a nanowrimo-type challenge may want to check out [livejournal.com profile] nanomango!
+ [personal profile] zephre: Blue Violet Study [Gwen, Gwaine, G]
+ Camelot Remix at the AO3
+ W. Va. senate candidate has a little trouble with names (LULZ FOREVER)
+ ladies at centre stage
+ Sara Bareilles: All the Single Ladies
+ Disney-Mulan!Inception, ahahahahah!
+ Only Poems Can Translate Poems: On the Impossibility and Necessity of Translation
+ via [personal profile] yeloson, MJ/Fela Kuti mashup
+ South Korean kimchi crisis
+ [livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon: 1824, incoming
+ Katara Toph Loathing, a fanvid of shiny and hilarious!
+ [personal profile] the_future_modernes has some links on Wiscon
+ [community profile] access_fandom is looking to start up a challenge similar to [community profile] dark_agenda for disabled characters & creators! If you happen to have time or resources to spare and would like to offer a helping hand, please hop over to this post!
+ & speaking of [community profile] dark_agenda, we now have a nominations spreadsheet & masterlist of promotion posts!

This is quite possibly the last linkspam I will do for a while, as life just got BUSY. I may not fall off the face of the internet exactly, but will probably revert to relative radio silence, so. &hearts!
glass_icarus: (aishwarya)
Presumably y'all have seen the Yuletide nominations post, but have you looked at the Chromatic Yuletide 2010 Nominations post?? Because I will tell you right now, there is A LOT of shiny floating around in the comments!

My noms:
- [personal profile] glockgal's Supernatural [Winchestgopals ftw!]
- Monga (film) [wikipedia, movie website]
- N. K. Jemisin's The Effluent Engine
- Red Cliff [[personal profile] crossedwires has a picspam and an icon set for Part I]
- Saving Face [my tag is a good place to start!]
- Minekura Kazuya's Stigma [haven't seen any intro posts for this, but last year I made an icon set that includes some of the art?]

(I know I said I'd nominate Janelle Monae's The ArchAndroid, but someone- multiple someones!- beat me to it, so I went with some other tiny beloveds.)

This was a super hard decision, but I think it is my final one? if only because I'm not sure I have the fortitude to go through the nominations list all tactically-minded a second time. Unless... is anybody nominating My Name is Kim Sam Soon?? Because several of you would probably enjoy that, and I am pretty sure more people have watched it than Monga... (But, but- Monga, omg, I really want fic for it, and also to see a subtitled version, askldfj!) I don't knowwwwww, ack! Maybe more people will nom these other tiny things than I think? /o\

A-anyway! Dilemmas aside, there are OH SO MANY SHINY CHROMATIC FANDOMS on (and off!) that list, omg. Please please consider nomming some of them, I will *______* and &hearts &hearts &hearts and incoherently keysmash at you forever!
glass_icarus: (bey telephone shout)
+ World first: via [livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon, three good links regarding the BP oil disaster. (This visualization site is pretty damn chilling.) Also, I came across this list of organizations/resources about a month ago, but it could use more pimping.

+ [community profile] dark_agenda is kicking off the Racebending Revenge Ficathon! The challenge: Re-write one or more white characters in the fandom(s) of your choice as chromatic/non-white/PoC, in a story of at least 500 words, with some acknowledgment of how the racial difference would make a difference to the story being told.

+ [personal profile] oyceter could use some help with examples of the Revenge of the Colored People/Night of the Non-White trope!

+ [livejournal.com profile] fiction_theory has a good post about SF and ablism [DW version].
glass_icarus: (freida)
Attention Yuletiders:

If you've seen any prompts that fulfill the Dark Agenda challenge and you happen to have a bit of spare time on your hands, please help enter them into this convenient spreadsheet of chromatic prompts!

[source; contains more handy links]


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