LJ Tos Changes - Poll

Apr. 10th, 2020 03:55 pm
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LJ recently moved it's servers to Russia and changed it's Terms of Service. There's an article on Gizmodo here and on another site here. I've had some people ask if we are going to move the Comm to another site. At the moment, no we don't. But I wanted to get opinions on the matter.

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Fanfic: Sam/Dean
Brand New Start by runedgirl (Sam/Dean/Castiel, NC-17)

Fanfic: RPF
Long Time No See/ Home by ashtraythief (Jared/Jensen, NC-17)

Recs
Rec Post #67 at boathouselove

Fanart
No one is coming to save you by thruterryseyes
Buying Time by a_biting_smile [NSFW]

Multimedia
Storify links for SPN season 13 filming info by raloria [SPOILERS]

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spook_me Multi-fandom ficathon 2017

Inktober 2017

Sep. 16th, 2017 11:37 am
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Inktober is nearly upon us - I hope to do more than half a dozen of the days this time!


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SPN S12 DVDs updated update

Sep. 13th, 2017 05:22 pm
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After I received and was disappointed by the DVDs I ordered from Jubilee through Bonanza, I informed them of the problems I was having with the set they sent:

Case was very much thinner than usual. There was no insert in the case listing the contents of each dvd. There was nothing on each disc but a series of episodes. There was one listing on disc 6 labeled "special features," which my player could not access.

Jubilee informed me they have begun the process of issuing a return label and a refund, no questions asked.

I checked the Amazon and Target listings, wary of the absence of the usual listing of special features. Best Buy had the listing, as follows:

3 audio commentaries
4 Featurettes:
Gag reel
Supernatural: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
The Winchester Mythology: A Hunter's Life
The Winchester Mythology: Clash of the British Men of Letters
The Winchester Mythology: Mary Winchester
Unaired scenes

so I ordered another set from Best Buy. That set arrived today. The slipcase and case are the same thickness as the other season sets. I opened and went through the set, inserting each disc into the player to read the menus. There is an insert listing the contents of each disc, and there are cut scenes, commentary, and other extras on several discs, listed on each disc menu. Disc 6 includes the three Winchester Mythologies,the gag reel, and the 2016 ComicCon panel.

All this is what your factory issued S12 DVD set should contain, no matter who you buy them from.

I got wood...

Sep. 11th, 2017 03:10 pm
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I pulled out a pair of wooden candlesticks from the cabinet this morning, and wound up cleaning and oiling all my stained wood pieces. A big dough bowl, a square salad bowl, an amazingly shaped and grained salad bowl with two serving size bowls to match, a huge and gorgeous carved acacia wood bowl that's just damned art, two pairs of wooden candlesticks (there are more. I stopped myself from doing all of them), two small staved teak bowls, two staved paddle handled breadboards, an oak paddle handled breadboard, the Dansk carving board, a woven splint bowl from the 70s, a wooden brandy snifter-shaped ...I have no idea what the purpose is, but it's pretty, and two small sandwich boards. Oh, and my laminated teak tray.

The thing with oiling wood is that dry wood swells when it gets wet. Part of oiling it is to seal the pores so water doesn't get in and make the wood swell and crack. But if the wood's dry and you use too much oil, it still swells and can crack. The trick is to slather the oil on, wipe it down a *little* bit, so it's not dripping, and let it set for about an hour. Then go back and wipe it down again, removing the excess oil, leaving just a thin sheen of oil. Then depending how dry it was, after another hour or two, or the next day, polish it dry, and it should be fine for several months. All my pieces look so gorgeous now!

I still have to do my unstained raw cutting boards. I use mineral oil on everything. I made the mistake of using vegetable oil, and my raw wood mortar and pestle is still dark and ooky looking. I sanded it for *years* to finally get down to where the wood wasn't gummy and tacky from the veg oil. So, mineral oil only.

For cutting boards I have used bleach, sparingly, and I've sanded out dimples from the meat hammer--which I no longer use. The dimples look cool, though. "Mess with me and I'll do the same to you! Ha!"--and water rings. But what I do now is sprinkle coarse sea salt on the surface and scrub with a cut half of a lemon. It bleaches and disinfects, and is totally food safe. Once it's clean, you rinse it and pat it dry, then let it set for at least an hour to evaporate any water, and then rub it down with mineral oil. I like to use my fingers--the oil seems to penetrate the pores of the wood better from the warmth and texture of my fingertips (or palm, depending on the size of the board) than with a paper towel or other applicator. Anyway, I do both surfaces and the edges and then leave the board either leaning against the backsplash or upright in a dish drainer for an hour or two, then go back and wipe off any excess, and if the piece is small enough to fit in the sink, a quick dose of dish soap and water, rinse well, pat dry, let air dry so all surfaces have air, and you're good to go.

Ironically? OH does 99% of the cooking, and he uses plastic cutting boards. I insist on having my wooden ones (that I used when *I* ruled the kitchen) out where I can see them. I think they're pretty.

I...may have a thing for wood. Oh, get your mind out of the gutter. Well, yeah, that kind of wood, too.


Update on S12 DVD set

Sep. 10th, 2017 08:18 pm
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The majority of this was posted in comments in someone else's journal, so I thought I'd move it here, both for availability for my flist, and so I can find it later.


I ordered my S12 DVDs online from a website called Bonanza, through a seller called Jubilee Marketplace, here: www.bonanza.com/listings/Supernatural-The-Complete-Twelfth-Season-12-DVD-2017-6-Disc-Set-Brand-New/492229574

I was concerned that perhaps they were selling a cloned copy, so I asked here after they arrived if anyone had seen the actual factory set, bought at a Target or shipped from Amazon. A couple of people sent me photos of the valid set, showing the thinness of the case, so I was reassured that this is a factory set.

Someone asked if the photos on the back of my case were b/w, and they are in color. However, there is no insert guide to which episodes are on which discs, which discs contain deleted scenes, commentary, etc., and the gag reel.

I figured you would have to insert each disc and read the disc menu to find those "extras," so I loaded each disc in my DVD player. Each disc listed only the episodes, no extras, no deleted scenes or commentary. There is a button on the disc menu of Disc 6 for "special features." The first time I clicked that button the player launched right into Jared's commentary on Episode 1. That only ran a minute or two before the sound and the picture pixellated into garbage. I FF'd a bit and now there was commentary on another episode. I stopped play and went back to the disc menu to try the "special features" button again, hoping for a list of commentaries, deleted scenes, and gag reel.

We have an entertainment setup that covers the cable box/dvr recorder and player, the Xbox we only use for Blu-ray disc viewing and accessing Netflix, and the DVD player, which is located in the soundbar. We have a remote that designates which type of player we use.

What happened when I clicked the "special features" button on Disc 6 the second time, it kicked me out of the DVD player and onto an "auxilliary" channel. The DVD player was still on, but I couldn't select the DVD player, and the disc wouldn't eject until I turned off the DVD player, and selected it again. I turned the DVD player back on, re-inserted the disc, and tried the "special features" button again. It didn't start playing the commentary this time, just kicked me to the "aux" channel. I couldn't select "DVD player" and had to turn it off, and eject the disc again. I turned the player back on, reinserted the disc, and clicked all three episodes on the menu; each of which started playing immediately. So at least the episodes are viewable. I didn't check the episodes on the other discs. I hope they play, as well.

I didn't click around on the menu pages of each disc for easter eggs--I don't even think they hide "extras" that way anymore. But I did notice while running the beginning of the three episodes I checked that the digital replay is crap. The fine print on the back of the slipcase says that these are "widescreen," matted to reproduce the appearance of the episodes when they aired. The footage I saw was in widescreen, and I didn't notice any matting. Also, nowhere on the slipcase or plastic case is there a notation that the picture quality is HD.

I don't know. I'm assuming these are factory discs, and I am *very* disappointed with the quality. I assume if I'd been able to afford the blu-ray discs that they'd have all the bells and whistles, in addition to beautiful image quality.

I guess it's worth what I paid to have a copy of the episodes, but I do feel cheated of the extras, and the HD picture quality.

Here's a list of the "Special Features" on the DVD set at Best Buy:

3 audio commentaries
4 Featurettes:
Gag reel
Supernatural: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
The Winchester Mythology: A Hunter's Life
The Winchester Mythology: Clash of the British Men of Letters
The Winchester Mythology: Mary Winchester
Unaired scenes

That's a lot of material either not included, or inaccessable in the set I bought. Target doesn't list that on their page for the DVD set, nor does Amazon, or any other place I've looked.

I'ma have to buy a second set, aren't I? What I get for trying to save a bit of cash.I had planned to buy from Amazon. Their description has always included the number of discs *and* a list of all the extras. They don't have that this year. I didn't think to check with my Jubilee seller before I ordered, either. And really, you have no point to complain that something's missing if it wasn't listed to begin with.

But the set on the Best Buy site does have all the extras listed, and they're the only place I've found that does. If I was going to purchase a set now, knowing what I know, I'd buy from them.


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Sep. 8th, 2017 09:53 am
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This is my town yesterday, with smoke from the wildfires

downslope of Alabama hill
























This morning I woke up to the sound of thunder--and rain!  My weather map shows the rain isn't reaching to Seattle or Portland--I'd love to share, they need it as much as we do. But I have to rejoice in having rain at all.

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Mods - I don't know how to use tags please advise if I mess up. This is also my first post on dreamwidth-- which probably shows. Thanks in advance for being patient with a novice & for your work maintaining this group.

I am looking for a specific fic. Dean ends up working with Cas at a remote hotel/resort by a lake. The owner (a relative of Cas'?) is pregnant and has been left by the child's father. The hotel is struggling to stay in business and Dean and Cas try to work for free to help out. They stay at the hotel in the off-season. The owner has health complications due to pregnancy and Dean and Cas help with doctors visits etc. I believe Sam shows up at some point looking for Dean who ran off for some reason.
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Mods, I hope I tagged it correctly now. I tried it on the laptop this time but I'm not sure what I did wrong the first time. Please tell me what is wrong about the tags if its still not right.



Hiya,



I'm looking for an older story and my memories of it might be a bit sketchy.



Jared tries to land a role in the new movie Neil Patrick Harris is making but the man will only hire him if he is gay(?)I think he only wants someone that knows and supports the gay community? This is where my memory fails me. So Jared asks Jensen to pretend to be his boyfriend. He does so reluctantly. This works and Jared lands the role.

There is also scene in the story where Jensen hosts a poker game where the admission is the script of a movie or play. Everyone brings a script from a recent audition, the worse and idiotic the script the better. It was a longstanding tradition that Jensen now continues.



Rings a bell? Does anyone know the title or writer or even a link?

Thanks!

question

Sep. 7th, 2017 07:17 pm
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Any of you who've gotten the Season 12 DVDs, can you clear something up for me? It's been...since S11 that I've bought a tv series season boxed set, so I'm not all up on what the kids are doing these days. Also, my budgetary restraint was DVDs or not at all--blu-ray was above my pay grade.

I ordered online, and the set came today, Woo! The question is, the case on this set is half the thickness of the other season sets--is it the same for anybody else? Anybody? I'm just wondering if this is the authentic set. Plus, it unbalances my shelf. Everything's uniform, S1, S2, right through S11, and then, S12--skinny! Wanna hook it up to the bicycle pump and make it match!
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Hi guys,

I'm looking for a specific wincest fuck or die fic i seem to have lost. Here's what i can remember:

Theres a witch involved but she gets away.

Dean is tied up and wakes up to find Sam stretching himself out. Sam is embarrassed and tells Dean not to look.

They argue about going after the witch but Sam insists they don't have time and sits in Dean's lap and rides him.

In the end Dean begs Sam to let him go because he wants to touch Sam.

Thats all i can remember, fingers crossed someone knows what I'm talking about! :)

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Sep. 7th, 2017 09:04 pm
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I can't really put this on Facebook, but this song makes me think about Rachel. Her daughter Anna hasn't posted anything today, and yesterday she posted this -
For Mum <3
"Do not be afraid
For I have redeemed you.
I have called you by your name
You are mine"
I keep checking and thinking that Rachel could be dying right now. She could already have gone. Every time I get a text or a phone call (thankfully very few and far between), my stomach lurches.

Anyhow this particular fanvid was one of the first I found and still gives me the shivers, it's kind of perfect.


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Older story, but here is what I remember: Sam and Dean are still hunting, Sam has lost an eye, writing sigils or devils traps, etc causes him pain, but he's grateful to still be working with Dean. I think the demon blood is causing the problem. Very short story and pretty sure it's Gen. I tagged au and possible future fic. Thanks so much
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So this was mine - did any of you guess?

Title: Rocky and Bulwinkle, Winchester-style
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