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Oct. 23rd, 2017 08:00 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give:

Devyn was hit with a series of emergencies and medical bills in the last month, and is fundraising to help pay a large vet bill, her own MRI bill, and multiple urgent-care trips as well as a car repair. You can read more, see some cute kitty pictures, and support the YouCaring here.

[tumblr.com profile] silversouledcat is raising money to stay in college and still be able to feed herself; she depends on her status as a college student for her meds, and on her independence to keep her sanity and distance from her parents. You can read more, find her paypal email, and reblog her post here.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[tumblr.com profile] roguewrld linked to a Planned Parenthood fundraiser -- buy a nerdy Klingon shirt and support Planned Parenthood! I...don't actually know what the shirt says but I understand it's a form of play on MAGA. You can read more and buy a shirt here!

Help for Free:

Anon linked to a petition regarding fanfiction.net -- the Malaysian government has blocked FFN due to the "lewd and explicit nature of its erotic stories" and the petition is to unblock the site. If you guys aren't following this story, it's something everyone in fandom should be aware of; it looks to me like a test run before they go up against AO3 next. You can read and sign the petition here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.

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Oct. 22nd, 2017 03:06 pm
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Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 47 secrets from Secret Submission Post #565.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

[ SECRET POST #3944 ]

Oct. 21st, 2017 03:23 pm
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Secrets Left to Post: 03 pages, 56 secrets from Secret Submission Post #565.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #566 ]

Oct. 21st, 2017 03:01 pm
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[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #566 ]




The first secret from this batch will be posted on October 28th.



RULES:
1. One secret link per comment.
2. 750x750 px or smaller.
3. Link directly to the image.
- Doing it RIGHT: http://i.imgur.com/KuBug.png
- Doing it WRONG: http://imgur.com/KuBug

Optional: If you would like your secret's fandom to be noted in the main post along with the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret. If your secret makes the fandom obvious, there's no need to do this. If your fandom is obscure, you should probably tell me what it is.

Optional #2: If you would like WARNINGS (such as spoilers or common triggers -- list of some common ones here) to be noted in the main post before the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret.

Optional #3: If you would like a transcript to be posted along with your secret, put it along with the link in the comment!

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Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• BBC Documentary A Look into the History of Magic to air on October 28 on BBC Two.
• J.K. Rowling previews 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibit. (video)
• Harry Potter: The Exhibition: Nimbus 2000 on display in Madrid, Spain to mark the November 18 opening.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) – Happy Belatedly Birthday.(October 19)
• Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) comments on whether he'd appear in Fantastic Beasts series if asked.
• Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter): new film Jungle and more.
• Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart), Donhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) and others in the Weekly Cast Round-up.
The Art of Harry Potter on the design process of the HP movies to be released next month on November 21.
• Big Draw 2017, an interactive exhibition, is coming to Gloucester Cathedral. (BIG Cathedral Draw, October 21-29

Pottermore News
• Pottermore releases e-book editions of Harry Potter: A History of Magic and Harry Potter: A Journey Through the History of Magic.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
• Cursed Child at Broadway: First Tickets Fly Faster Than a Firebolt.

Communities:
[livejournal.com profile] hp_halloween posted a Reminder that drabbles are due in one week on October 28.
[livejournal.com profile] femmefest posted new banners!
[livejournal.com profile] sirius_black made a mod post: Submissions are due today. The fest is looking for pinch-hitters!
[livejournal.com profile] snapecase Sign-ups are ongoing.
[livejournal.com profile] one_bad_man: Weekly Sign-up Post. At the time of posting Monday is still open.

Fandom Recs:
[livejournal.com profile] madeleone recced Hermione Granger/Severus Snape art (G).
[livejournal.com profile] reynardo recced a beautiful HG/SS craft work (G).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced Tonks, Hermione, Fleur, Luna, Ginny art (G).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter at (G).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced a Alicia Spinnet/Katie Bell fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter art (G).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced a Daphne Greengrass/Harry Potter fic (PG-13).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced Luna Lovegood/Pansy Parkinson art (G).
[livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious recced a Daphne Greengrass/Hermione Granger fic (R).

Archive News:
• The OTW says Thank you.

Essay/Meta:
• @fansplaining Podcast: Episode 59: Fandom Histories. (all fandoms)
• Lucy wrote Muggle Magic and "Harry Potter" Collide at the British Library (going through eight subjects studied at Hogwarts)

Nifty:
• Warner Bros Opposuits launch first ever Harry Potter themed Hogwarts House blazer. (currently only a Gryffindor blazer is available)

Searches:
[livejournal.com profile] accio_hd_fics posted a search for Drarry fics with Hermione cheating (on Ron) or being homophobic. (Drarry only)
[community profile] daily_snitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[livejournal.com profile] hp_drizzle – a weather-themed Harry Potter fest
The Harry Potter Weather Fest is an anonymous prompt fest for weather-themed Harry Potter fanfiction and fanart. All ratings, all pairings, all genres are welcome. [livejournal.com profile] hp_drizzle has been running since 2013; currently Round 5 is posting.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

[ SECRET POST #3943 ]

Oct. 20th, 2017 07:27 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3943 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 00 pages, 00 secrets from Secret Submission Post #564.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
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So, it used to be that we hadn’t upgraded to Windows 10 because our IT department hadn’t cleared it as “secure” enough (it’s not that it wasn’t secure, it just hadn’t gone through the security affirmation process). Now apparently it is, since they upgraded me to 10. I’ve never really had 10; I decided not to upgrade my personal laptop, though for a while the laptop I used for travel had it. 

I know this is just me getting older, but I am weirdly suspicious not of Windows 10 as a system but of the Windows 10 aesthetic. Everything is too smooth and square. Things that should be rounded are pointy and things that should be pointy are rounded. Everything is well-animated and in soothing pastel greys. 

I come from an era where computers weren’t even MEANT to be soothing, where it was just accepted that they would challenge you visually as well as implicitly. And I’m not saying we should go back to a Windows 3.0 aesthetic or anything, I don’t want computers to be difficult, I’m just saying. It’s…

It’s quiet. Too quiet. 

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[ SECRET POST #3942 ]

Oct. 19th, 2017 06:47 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3942 ⌋

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Secrets Left to Post: 01 pages, 09 secrets from Secret Submission Post #564.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
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So, I think someone high up in management at my institution got hacked last year or something, since in the past year we have developed some serious paranoia regarding data security. Not to say that data security isn’t important or that I dislike the changes, I think they are for the most part sensible, but we went from like, zero to Steranko-System-in-Leverage in the course of a month or two. 

The latest development is a mysterious edict that we all have to leave our computers at work but logged out tonight so that they can “encrypt” our computers somehow – I assume it’s some kind of software they’re going to install, but there’s been a dearth of information over what exactly this Encryption Of Computers entails. Furthermore, I was told that my computer is incompatible with encryption (loose lips sink ships, laptop!) so it will have to be wiped completely and upgraded. Which I’m fine with, all my work is on a network drive anyway and I just had to remember to move a few files. 

But my laptop apparently heard them and knows it’s being wiped. Yesterday the flash stopped working and today my Outlook has decided to neither send nor receive any email. Additionally, a retail clothing website just broke Firefox so hard it no longer allows me to log into anything. 

What I’m saying is that this laptop is going down swinging, and I kind of admire its fighting spirit, but goddamn, could it not have waited until the end of the workday so I wouldn’t have to use Microsoft Webmail to do the last two hours of business today. 

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Oct. 18th, 2017 07:39 pm
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Secrets Left to Post: 01 pages, 18 secrets from Secret Submission Post #564.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

[ SECRET POST #3940 ]

Oct. 17th, 2017 06:42 pm
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Secrets Left to Post: 01 pages, 25 secrets from Secret Submission Post #564.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

[ SECRET POST #3939 ]

Oct. 16th, 2017 06:45 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3939 ⌋

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Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 34 secrets from Secret Submission Post #564.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

The Song!

Oct. 16th, 2017 06:50 pm
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So, here we are! This year’s song! Rules and FAQ Here and here is the challenge.

Twelve wild circuses,
Eleven holes dug,
Ten little smiles,
Nine remembered things,
Eight acts of strength
Seven people camping
Six ladders climbed
Five objects stolen
Four hard shells
Three submarines
Two amazing catches
And one beautiful little flower

For any ideas or suggestions of what the prompts could mean, click below!

The prompts )

That's it! Any questions, please ask and good luck! :)
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The Premise.

Each year, I write a song based on the Twelve Days of Christmas. Once this is posted, we then write fics based on each line of the song. Overall, this can add up to 78 fics. They are then posted on each of the twelve days of Christmas - December 26th to January 6th.

All fandoms accepted, all ratings accepted, all lengths accepted.

The Rules.

1. The fics are only posted on those twelve days (although there is usually an amnesty week at the end as Christmas and New Year are generally busy holidays).

2. They should be written for the challenge and not posted anywhere beforehand.

3. Please tag your posts with the fandom name and whatever day you are writing for (Day 1, Day 2, etc)

4. Please use an LJ-cut if you post the fics directly to the comm. Links are fine if you wish to post them somewhere else however.

5. Please put warnings on your fics, both for spoilers and disturbing content.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Do I have to write all 78 fics?

No. Write as many or as few as you want - there are plenty of ways of doing this challenge, it doesn't require you to necessarily write 78 fics!

Can I "double up" my fics?

Yes, you can. If your fic for day two also fits the prompt for day eight, by all means post it again! Just note somewhere in the template that it's a repost.

I'm taking part in other challenges this Christmas - can I use a fic for both?

Yes, you can, as long as that fits within their rules too! However, the fic mustn't have been posted anywhere else before its "day" - it can only count as a 12 Days fic if it is first posted within the 12 days.

Can I write original fiction?

No. This is a fanfic challenge so only fanfic allowed.

Can I post fics late?

Yes. If you are off-line on one or more of the days, feel free to catch up afterwards. Just make sure you tag your post with the correct day!

Can I post early?

No. Please do not post fics until their day has arrived or passed.

I don't want to write but I'd like to watch, is that okay?

Yes, it's fine! Please do - 78 fics are a lot, people enjoy being read, it gives us all encouragement!

Anything I've forgotten? Any question unanswered? Please ask!

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Oct. 16th, 2017 08:18 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give:

Ashley linked to a fundraiser set up by a California credit union, Redwood Credit Union, to help communities impacted by the California wildfires. You can read more and give at their donation page.

[personal profile] kuwdora is a long-time fandom vidder who recently enrolled in a career coaching program with tv/film editor Zack Arnold, and she is now working to pay off the last installment of the program and transition from a vidding hobby to a professional editing career in Hollywood. You can read more here, give to her gofundme here, and buy art from her etsy here.

[tumblr.com profile] catlinyemaker linked to a fundraiser for [twitter.com profile] neolithicsheep, a disabled Navy vet and sustainable agriculture educator who is raising funds to get a border collie to help them with their Sovay sheep. You can read more about the fundraiser and retweet in a twitter thread here, and purchase various shirts and other branded goods at their Teespring here.

[personal profile] xturtle linked to their friend Marcia, who is raising funds to help cover vet bills for her sick bunny; she is running out of unemployment benefits and looking for work; in the meantime Caspian needs testing to determine what the lump in his stomach is and get his teeth fixed. You can read more and help out here.

Anon linked to a fundriaser for [tumblr.com profile] ohcrakerjacks, a victim of black toxic mold. She and her parents are raising funds to replace walls, insulation, flooring, and furniture. You can read more and check out commissions here and give to her ko-fi here, which will support supply purchases for the cross-stitch embroidery she sells.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[tumblr.com profile] suriel's husband is about to have two surgeries, each costing several thousand dollars, and they are raising money to cover expenses. They have sales in all their online shops: Fandom buttons and more, caramels and toffees, and their band shop. You can read and reblog here.

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] vaspider, who is running a sale on their Etsy shop ($10% off $30 or more) to help with living expenses and home repairs after a job loss and other unexpected life events this year. You can check out the Etsy shop here; it includes a lot of nerdy/geeky Judaica as well as secular clothes, accessories, and cosplay.

News To Know:

[personal profile] brainwane linked to a writeup that [personal profile] kaberett posted about desensitizing themselves to board games; Board Game Desensitization Process is a template for people who may have a difficult relationship to card/board games but want to participate in the increasingly popular social events focused around them.


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
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Follow the Daily Snitch on LiveJournal and on tumblr.

Joanne K. Rowling:
“Blue Peter” to Honor J.K. Rowling on New Walkway
The Cuckoo’s Calling Earns National Television Awards Nominations

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Rupert Grint: “Ron Weasley Has Become Imprinted on Me”
Vinyl Box Set of “Harry Potter” Soundtracks Announced!
Watch Daniel Radcliffe Prepare to Fight a Jaguar in This New Clip from “Jungle”!
Kelly Macdonald Talks Playing Helena Ravenclaw and “Goodbye Christopher Robin”

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
8 Things We Learned From ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Star Dan Fogler at LeakyCon 2017
'Fantastic Beasts' 2 new featured actors castings reveal more British & French Aurors

HP & The Cursed Child – Actors and Stage:
Why “Cursed Child” Saved Hinny

Pottermore News
“Harry Potter: A History of Magic” opens in one week!

Prompt Challenges:
[community profile] hogwarts365: PROMPT 214 - Due on or before 21 October

Communities:
[profile] dramione_remix: Remix Round 8 Awards Ceremony
[community profile] hp_creatures: HP Creatures FEST: Now Posting!

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[personal profile] hp_drizzle: Weekly Round Up - FIVE
[community profile] hogwarts365: HOGWARTS365 PROMPT 213 MASTERLIST
[profile] dramione_remix: Round 8 Master Fic List

Fandom Recs:
[profile] kellychambliss recced one gen art.
[personal profile] capitu recced one Harry/Draco fic.
[personal profile] themightyflynn recced one Severus art.
[profile] rzzmg recced one Astoria/Zacharias fic.
[personal profile] toblass recced one Severus art.
[personal profile] nikitabell recced one Draco/George fic.

Resources:
[community profile] hd_prophet: Friday, October 13th
[community profile] sshp_prophet: The SS/HP Prophet for October 8th – October 15th

Archive News:
UPDATE: Why Hawthorn & Vine is still down for the present time
OTW: Looking Forward

Essay/Meta:
What Are the “Harry Potter” Characters Dressing Up As?
Why Was This Native New Zealand Wasp Named After Lucius Malfoy?

General Fandom News:
Exploring BookTube at New York Comic Con

Nifty:
Alex and Ani Debuts “Harry Potter” Collection

Searches:
[community profile] daily_snitch: looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.
[community profile] bottom_draco: Fic Search - Healer!Harry
[community profile] bottom_draco: Fic Search! - Female!Draco

Community Spotlight:
[profile] hd_fluff - Host to the ninth annual Fluffy Halloween Fest!

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.


[ SECRET POST #3938 ]

Oct. 15th, 2017 02:04 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3938 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 40 secrets from Secret Submission Post #564.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
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Because I am me, I systematized my home search as much as I could – I have a spreadsheet in google that has not just my list of Best, Acceptable, and Totally Unacceptable buildings in it but also my mortgage calculator from the bank and various other financial stuff. I also went into the top few real estate websites (primarily Zillow and Estately) and set several different searches to be sent to my non-fandom inbox, where they were then filtered into a Housing folder (different from my other Housing folder, which has all my documents/communications with my realtor). 

Now I’m looking at my Housing folder which constantly has new emails in it and wishing there was just an “I BOUGHT A HOME, YOUR SERVICES ARE NOW IN VAIN” button I could press to notify all of those sites that no, really, I seriously do not anymore need your Real Estate Tips And Tricks newsletter anymore. 

Fortunately changing my address everywhere won’t be the nightmare my mum always complains it is, because I also have a spreadsheet of every website I’ve ever built a login for, and I just go through the spreadsheet (also it’s an excellent opportunity to delete my account from sites I never use). 

I’ve rarely lived anywhere for more than five years, and my phone number was deeply unstable for a while for similar reasons, but it’s a small wonder our generation prefers email to most other forms of communication – after all, my gmail addresses have been stable now for more than ten years. 

I believe I have now been Copperbadge On Social Media for longer than I have ever lived in any single residence. 

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Oct. 14th, 2017 03:59 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3937 ⌋

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Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 48 secrets from Secret Submission Post #564.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
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