June 22nd, 2017
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When Fan Conventions Exclude Deaf people, they fail everyone
by Alex Lu, at the Establishment

https://theestablishment.co/when-fan-conventions-exclude-deaf-people-they-fail-everyone-a138b0182b04

Creation Entertainment’s refusal to provide access comes at a time when the inclusion of people with disabilities at fan conventions is increasingly recognized as an issue.

How Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon Manage That 'Big Sick' Illness in Real Life
by Ashley Lee, at the Hollywood Reporter

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/big-sick-emilys-illness-is-real-based-a-distressing-true-story-1015698

It’s not ideal to fall in love with someone who’s in a coma, but that’s what happens to Kumail Nanjiani in The Big Sick — and in real life. The Silicon Valley actor co-wrote the romantic dramedy with wife Emily V. Gordon, based on their actual courtship (Zoe Kazan portrays her onscreen, and Holly Hunter and Ray Romano play her parents).

The titular sickness remains unnamed throughout most of the movie, as it was to Gordon for much of her life.
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posted by [personal profile] colorwheel in [community profile] cookability at 09:03pm on 22/06/2017
i'm having a good time lately cooking boneless chicken in a pan with some water and adding pasta right to that pan. i also put in a little bouillion for flavor.

it's not chicken soup because the liquid ratio is low. it's lots of protein with a small amount of soup-tasty liquid. actually i would call the liquid soup, there's just not the amount that we associate with soup.

i use dark meat chicken because it never dries out so the cooking time can be anything.

the first time i made this, it felt so reckless and daring to add dry pasta right in there instead of cooking the pasta separately! but it really works, and the pasta is extra tasty because all the flavors are married (so to speak).

at the very end, spinach can be added. i bet lots of other things could be added. i'm just so into it being only one pan.
June 21st, 2017
frayadjacent: Steven Universe: Stevonnie running happily (SU: Stevonnie)
Title: Electric Lady
Fandom: Steven Universe
Vidder: [personal profile] frayadjacent 
Song: Electric Lady (edited for length) by Janelle Monáe
Summary: Watch the water turn to wine
Premiered at VidUKon 2017

Download, streaming, and content notes here
June 20th, 2017
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Uncanny Magazine: Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction / Year 4: Kickstarter coming in July

http://uncannymagazine.com/uncanny-magazine-disabled-people-destroy-science-fictionyear-4-kickstarter-coming-july/

Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction will be an issue of Uncanny Magazine 100% written and edited by disabled creators– an official continuation of Lightspeed Magazine’s immensely popular and award-winning Destroy series of special issues. The Kickstarter will launch July 24 and run through August 23.
aurumcalendula: Diana with shield (Wonder Woman!)
Vid Title: Oh Mama No
Vidder: [personal profile] chaila 
Fandom: Wonder Woman
Summary: An inheritance that you can't deny. Diana, daughter of Hippolyta, child of Themyscira.
Reccer's Comments: Another Wonder Woman vid I love!
aurumcalendula: Diana with shield (Wonder Woman!)
Vid Title: Watershed
Vidder: [personal profile] chaila
Fandom: Wonder Woman
Summary: I will unsettle the ground beneath you. Diana.
Reccer's Comments: I really like how images from the comics and various animated sources were combined in this! And the song is so fitting for Diana!
June 19th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] vidderkidder in [community profile] vidding at 06:38pm on 19/06/2017 under ,
Vidders.net's Cat(alog)

One of the issues with the Vidders.net network is that there are so many vids on the network that it can be hard to find just the one you are looking for. There is now a very user friendly Cat(alog) that will begin to populate with some of the amazing vids on the network by vidders such as Balistik, Luminosity, Charmax, Thedothatgirl, and many more. There are just about 4 right now but we plan on adding about 1,000 more to the collection but it will not be overwhelming as you will be able to search by Vidder, fandom, musical, artist, etc and find what you are looking for very easily.

This catalog can be viewed both inside and outside the network (so you can get a sense of the vids there). If you are not a member you can view at the following Google site link Vidders Catalog (to view the videos you will have to log into the site to see them). We'll update as we get closer to our 1K goal.

Yes, I shamelessly used the word Cat as an abbreviation for Catalog. The audience for Cats is far larger than Vidding even in a community discussion for Vidding so I hope you understand.

We plan to expand this project and create other catalogs to include other collections of awesome vids. 

If you have any questions send me a private message or if you think it's a question others reading this can benefit from leave a comment.

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posted by [personal profile] shinyjenni in [community profile] vidding at 03:26pm on 19/06/2017 under
Title: Confident
Fandom: Ghostbusters (2016)
Music: Demi Lovato
Content notes: Some bright flashes and fast cuts
Summary: You can't make me behave.

View and download here
June 18th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] starlady in [community profile] vidding at 10:58pm on 18/06/2017 under
title: Halfway Away
source: Yuri!!! on Ice
audio: CHVRCHES, "Clearest Blue"
summary: "While you were being heterosexual, I studied the blades on ice." -- @viktorbottom
Or, Victor and Yuuri meet each other halfway, every time.

Premiered at [community profile] vidukon_cardiff 2017.

tumblr | AO3 | Dreamwidth

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title Dedicated Follower of Fashion
fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
characters: Elim Garak
music: Dedicated Follower of Fashion by The Kinks
summary: Garak is just a simple tailor
link: Dreamwidth / LiveJournal
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Vidding Network - Vidders.net  free streaming vid network for vidders. AO3 Certified Host.  Absolutely brilliant vids not available anywhere else. Lots of cool features and some new ones in the works. Vidders.net. If you have any questions message me.

Vidding Project -
Looking for a collaborator on some vidding community projects. You don't have to have any special skills. Just a passion for vidding and by extension working on vidding related projects. If you are interested message me.

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We Need to Talk about the Ableism of Orange is the New Black by Alex Haagaard, at Medium

[CW: ableist slurs, ableist abuse, ableist violence, filicide] and discussion of prisons

OK, so, for a completely separate RP than my last few posts (still set in an AU of the "Ender's Game" universe, but still), the characters are going to be going to UN Headquarters in New York. Basic theme is that because they're superintelligent and multilingual, they're being loaned by the International Fleet for a bit as (to quote a previous post in this DWRP PSL) "...a translator, protocol monkey, interpreter, and escort to VIPs at the UN" - basically, since they're both on Earth for reasons, and they both live in or near NYC, this is how they earn additional funtime on Earth until everybody decides it's time to send them to their next stop, ICly.

Questions I have re UN Headquarters:

1. What exactly is security like? I've never been to the UN IRL, so I don't even know the basics like "Do they make you have special badges" or "Are the security people armed usually". Not looking for deep details, just what someone working there wou

2. When heads of state (like POTUS for example) come to visit the UN, do they bring their own translators/interpreters, or does the UN provide em?

3. New York gets *cold* in the winter (I know, I live in New Jersey), and the UN campus being right along the East River...Yeah I prefer not to think about what the wind does. Does the UN campus have underground tunnels for movement of people on those stupid cold (or, in the summer, stupid hot) days, or is movement between buildings all via the outdoors?

4. Bonus question, maybe someone here's worked at the UN: How good, or bad, are the staff cafeterias at the UN, and how expensive are they (compared to eating out in NYC usually...)?

Sources tried: Google ("UN Headquarters" and following links from there), UN.org, Wikipedia on UN Headquarters.

archersangel: by nomadicwriter on LJ (peace)
Vid Title: confident
Vidder: [tumblr.com profile] pixiedane
Fandom: star trek
Summary: a celebration of 50 years of amazing women in Trek
Reccer's Comments: not enough vids for the women of there. this helps make up for it

Vid Title: brighter than the sun
Vidder: [personal profile] shinyjenni 
Fandom: ster trek (mostly the new stuff with ther others coming in about half-way through)
Summary: "Lightning strikes the heart", or, me/Star Trek OTP
Reccer's Comments: i like the song. i like trek. end of story.
Feeeelings: 'blah' blah
June 16th, 2017
sholio: Peter from Guardians of the Galaxy looking over shoulder (Avengers-GotG-Peter)
Title: What You Wanted
Music: OneRepublic
Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2
Summary: It's a big, beautiful galaxy full of loss and loneliness and love.
Links: Dreamwidth | AO3 | Tumblr | Youtube

Title: Holy
Artist: Frightened Rabbit
Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2
Summary: Parenthood is about much more than DNA, and the broken places make us human. Focused on Peter and his various relationships with his family.
Links: Dreamwidth | AO3 | Tumblr | Youtube

Neither vid contains any warnings beyond the contents of the movies. Both contain spoilers for GotG Vol. 2.
June 15th, 2017
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I just thought this might be of interest to some - there was an amendment passed in Australia earlier today and the Australian Copyright Council has already put up a info sheet about it.

Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Summary: Amends the
Copyright Act 1968
to: replace the exception for persons with a disability and others acting on their behalf with a fair dealing exception; replace the current statutory licences for institutions assisting persons with a print or intellectual disability with a single exception; harmonise and modernise the preservation exceptions for copyright material in libraries, archives and key cultural institutions; consolidate and simplify the statutory licences that allow educational institutions to use works and broadcasts; allow copyright material to be incorporated into educational assessments conducted online; set new standard terms of protection for published and unpublished materials and for Crown copyright in original materials; and update references to ministers and preconditions for making regulations extending or restricting the operation of the Act in relation to foreign countries.

-----------Extract from ACC's newsletter.---------------

Copyright Amendment (Disability and Other Measures) Act 2017
Passed At Last

Following introduction to Parliament in late March, and debate in May, the Senate has today finally passed the Copyright Amendment Disability & Other Measures Act 2017. The Act streamlines the copyright regime for people with a disability, educational institutions and libraries. The reform was made possible by constructive collaboration between copyright stakeholders as s Senator Fifield acknowledged.

“The Government thanks all those who worked collaboratively to provide constructive feedback on the measures contained in this important legislation.”

We have published an information sheet on the Act and will be updating our materials accordingly.

Our new education titles will cover the amendments in detail

We will also be addressing the amendments in our national seminar series

The Act is accessible here

-----------/Extract from ACC's newsletter.---------------
June 14th, 2017
chaila: Minerva McGonagall, wand pointed, directing suits of armor like a badass. (hp - minerva)
Title: I Am the One Who Will Remember Everything
Video: Harry Potter
Music: Dar Williams
Notes: Premiered at the Wiscon 41 [community profile] wiscon_vidparty.

"Come over here, kid, we've got all these books to read." Professor Minerva McGonagall, memory, war, resistance and hope.

Streaming, download and Tumblr links at my journal
aurumcalendula: Diana with shield (Wonder Woman!)
Vid Title: Titanium
Vidder: [personal profile] giandujakiss 
Fandom: Wonder Woman (1975)
Summary: Suffering Sappho.
Reccer's Comments: This is wonderful!
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Vid Title: I Am What I Am
Vidder: [personal profile] thingswithwings 
Fandom: Batman 1966
Summary: "Batman, darling, you're so divinely square!"
Reccer's Comments: This is delightful!
June 13th, 2017
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Fran Wilde is a contributor to Invisible 3, Jim Hines & MaryAnne Mohanraj's collection about representation in SF. She's posted a lovely essay on Jim's Dreamwidth


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It turns out that what I wanted wasn’t the story of a young woman coming to terms with her brace or her body (seriously it’s a fine story, but it didn’t fit me at all—or, rather, it fit me like a brace, constraining and awkward). What I wanted was something to love. I was listening for that familiar thunk on the hull; I just didn’t know it. That recognition that there was a mind inside a cage of muscle, bone, pain, fiberglass, and metal. The acknowledgement that a mind could do things—heroic things! Cool things!—even if the body rebelled.
quote ends


read the whole essay here: http://jimhines.dreamwidth.org/437695.html

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