froodle: (bitch)
Just passed a bunch of kids hanging out at the end of my road and overhead this little snippet:

Kid1: im a mossosaur*, hes basically a really really big dinosaur
Kid2: well im t-rex, that means king thunder lizard, he's the leader
Kid1: t-rex isnt shit, you need to school yourself on dinosaur knowledge

It made me smile, and it reminded me of the time prawn declared he didnt like long necked herbivore dinos because "they're common", which happened when he was in his twenties and is therefore even funnier than these two primary schoolers with Firmly Held Dinosaur Opinions, and which i liked so much i ended up working into an eerie fic for no reason other than it amused me

*spelling mistakes mine, evidently kid2 isnt the only one who needs dinosaur schooling
froodle: (bitch)
Ugh, some jackass Daily Mail online commenter is using the handle "Marshall Teller" and the location "Eerie, Indiana" as their internet handle and it's pinging my Eerie google alerts and filling my inbox with asinine comments on hateful Daily Fail bullshit articles. Out of my fandom, shitbag!
froodle: (bitch)
By now most of you will already have had the pop-up regarding Livejournal's new "User Agreement." The English-language version can be found here, and I've copy-pasted it onto my own LJ here.

As you can see, the English-language version of the User Agreement is topped and tailed by a banner stating that the translated version (which is the one I had to agree to in order to log in and post this morning) is not legally binding. The link to the original (which is in Russian, and which the banner states is legally binding) is here.

I've also put the Russian-language version on my own LJ, though I'm not sure how well IE is going to parse Cyrillic:

I ran the Russian-language version through Google Translate and you can find the translation of that version here.

I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. I'm not sure that having someone sign a document that states it isn't legally binding means anything, even if you are providing a link to another document hosted on a separate page in a different language that *is* legally binding. However, I do think that would be cold comfort for most LJ users who find their accounts deleted or purged because SUP held that they had violated the terms of service in some way.

That's why I wanted to remind everyone about the Eerie Indiana community on Dreamwidth. It's basically a mirror of the LJ comm, except YouTube embedding doesn't work, you can't schedule entries in advance, and embedding Tweets show text and no pictures. For this reason, I will continue to use and update the [ profile] eerie_indiana livejournal community, but I will try to get better about importing updates to DW on a daily basis.

Hopefully I'll see you there!
froodle: (bitch)
Originally posted by [ profile] froodle at Donate money to the Moomins, get Eerie, Indiana fanfic in return!
As some of you may know, a new Moomin animated series is currently seeking backers on Indiegogo. They have sixteen days to go and have raised almost 40% of their $200,000 goal.

As some of you may also know, I am a huge Moomin fan. The kind of fan who travelled 400 miles to see the Moomin exhibit at the Southbank Centre in London (seriously it was amazing, go if you get the chance) and is really bitter that I'll miss the exhibit at Kew Gardens this Easter, because if I wasn't attending a wedding I'd totally deal with Gatwick Airport again.

I grew up on the Moomins, first the books and then the 1990s cartoon as a kid, and the comic strip (and the cartoon again when the dvds came out) at university and beyond. When I was in college, my friends and I claimed the Church of Snufkin as our religion and "Snufkin's Tent of Wisdom" as our house of worship. We waged war on our rivals, the Church of the Breadlike God, which ended when we stole the Holy Loaf and ate him. My final project for A Level Media Studies was on children's entertainment as a way of conveying complex ideas in a way that a young audience can comprehend, and I chose it specifically because I wanted to talk about the Moomins.

The versions of the "core canon" books that I own are the ones I've had since I was seven, and the preface on each says that Tove Jansson lived alone on an island, because God forbid you mention an author's same sex relationship in a kids' book in the nineties.

I read the truth years later in various biographies, but my point is that the Southbank tour I was on was for all ages, and the guide straight up said that Thingumy and Bob were Tove Jansson and theatre director Vivica Bandler. They had a whole room about Too-Ticky and Tuulikki Pietilä and the way that her relationship with Tove Jansson shaped Moominland Midwinter.

Afterwards, in the privacy of my cheap hotel room , I full on cried that I hadn't had the comfort of knowing that as a kid, that I found out years later in books aimed at adults. I don't know that it would have made my own journey easy, but I think it would have made it a little less hard.

I really want this new series to get made. I want an animated version of Comet in Moominland, and I want a Moominpapa at Sea where Moominpapa is a selfish dick and the seahorses are shallow and beautiful and cruel, and I want the Hemulen Who Loved Silence on my screen in all his sad, quiet longing.

The Moomins aren't necessarily a fandom we have in common, I know. But we do have at least one fandom in common, and so, for every $5 you donate to the Moomin Indiegogo, I will either write you a minimum of 100 words of [ profile] eerie_indiana fanfic, or draw you two pieces of shitty biro art. Just head over to the Indiegogo page, make your donation, then drop me a comment or a private message letting me know what name you've used on the backers page.

You can request specific characters and give me specific prompts, and if you donate more than $5, I can either do multiple drabbles or longer pieces. Sadly, donating larger amounts will not result in you getting bigger or better art, because this represents the limit of my artistic ability.
froodle: (bitch)
Violet Baudelaire looks like Jennifer Lawrence and Melanie Monroe had a baby
froodle: (bitch)
Hahah and now the old milkman version of mars is in the next episode. Awesome!
froodle: (bitch)
Hahah, Mike just spotted Charles Furnell in an episode of the X-Files!

Eta: oh eeewwww he's a massive child molester, ick. Thrill ruined.
froodle: (bitch)
It's October! Officially Halloween time! And omg so many challenge things I wanna do right now. This is just a quick list to remind myself of what's on when:

[ profile] 31_days October challenge:
1. Ride the wild wind
2. All Soul’s Day
3. A ghost hunter’s memories
4. The creak of a door
5. The big chest
6. Let’s assume we’re friends
7. Which or Witch?
8. Paint the skies scarlet

9. In front of the fireplace
10. Flickering candles
11. Carving pumpkins

12. Did you know…?
13. Jumping into the fallen leaves
14. “It’s me.”
15. Bonfire

16. Roasting hot dogs
17. Making S’mores
18. Snuggling

19. Mums in bloom
20. Decorating for Halloween
21. Dressing up for a costume party
22. Crystal ball
23. Magic spell
24. Last days of summer
25. Ouija Board
26. Skeleton keys
27. Painting pictures with words
28. Trick or Treat
29. Smell my feet
30. Give me something
31. Good to eat

[ profile] spook_me Grim Reaper picture prompt: 1 fic min, due 26th October

[ profile] fffc, 1 x fic min due 24/10 - 1/11

Killer: Crime & Giallo
Monster: Classic & Mythological
Monster: Small Creatures
Other: Sci-Fi Horror

[ profile] 31daysoffandom prompts, due October 1 - 31, 300 word min for each prompt, can be used in any order or combo:

1/10 - 3/10
4/10 - 10/10
11/10 - 31/10

Full Moon
Trick or Treat
Gone (Horribly) Wrong

Pumpkins/Jack O'Lanterns

Eek, so much fun biz for the doing!
froodle: (pony)
25 years ago today, the pilot episode of Eerie, Indiana aired for the very first time. Sit down and reminisce over the story that started it all. And if you're hungry for more than just some tasty nostalgia, I've got a bologna sandwich for you that's as fresh as the day it was made... in 1974.
froodle: (bitch)
To celebrate twenty-five years since Eerie, Indiana first aired, the [ profile] eerie_indiana comm will be starting a weekly rewatch of the series, begining with Foreverware on 15th September 7.30pm GMT. The schedule for the whole thing is listed here. No signups required, if you miss a week you can revisit the previous episode's post and comment when you catch up, or just move on to next week's episode.
froodle: (derpklaus)
HAHAH hejust started singing the Eerie, Indiana theme tune because we are so nineties right now.
froodle: (derpklaus)

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Day 4

In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. Arts and crafts. Draft a critical essay about a particular media. Put together a picspam or a fanmix. Write a review of a Broadway show, a movie, a concert, a poetry reading, a museum trip, a you-should-be-listening-to-this-band essay. Compose some limericks, haikus, free-form poetry, 5-word stories. Document a particular bit of real person canon. Take some pictures. Draw a stick-figure comic. Create something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Marshall's Theory of Believability-themed charm bracelet over on [ profile] eerie_indiana
froodle: (derpklaus)

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Day 5

Leave feedback for a fanwork. Or multiple fanworks. It can be as simple as I liked this to a detailed list of all the things you loved about the fanwork. The key is to leave some sort of feedback.

If you've already left feedback in the course of a previous challenge, it totally counts. But you're free to leave more feedback.

Afterwards, leave a comment in this post with the equivalent of "I did it!" If you feel so inclined, leave a link to the fanwork you left feedback for so others can check it out.

This worked out well, as I was just utterly failing to work on the fic masterlist for [ profile] eerie_indiana and reading the first ever entry to our first ever Fic Fest:

Chocolates by [ profile] eviinsanemonkey[Bad username or site: @]
froodle: (derpklaus)

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Day 2

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

All my fannish wishes are for the [ profile] eerie_indiana fandom:

I'd love a story focusing on the Unkind Ones, Eerie's most notorious biker gang (bonus points if there are other less-notorious biker gangs also existing in Eerie)

I'd love a crossover with Eerie and the movie the 'Burbs

And I really want an Unkind Ones patch that I can wear on a shirt or jacket, like the Sons of Anarchy reaper patch but maybe holding a lost puppy instead of an anarchy ball, and with a fishing rod with a dollar bill at the end instead of an assault rifle.
froodle: (derpklaus)

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Day 01

In your own space, talk about why you are doing the Fandom Snowflake Challenge? What drew you to it as a participant? What do you hope to accomplish by doing these challenges?

In all honesty, I'm doing it because all the posts on my Flist mentioned that it was fun, that it was low-pressure, and that it was primarily an excuse to talk about your fandom/s and why they were so great in tandem with a bunch of other people doing the same thing.

Last year was the first time I've engaged with any fandom in an active way for years. It started with an Eerie, Indiana rewatch on the [ profile] eerie_indiana comm in August and spiralled from there. I had forgotten how much fun fandom is, and I wrote more than I had in a long, long time. I want to keep that feeling going, and share it.
froodle: (derpklaus)
Oooooh, but corporate retreat is helping the show redeem itself! Mostly because simon, but still.
froodle: (derpklaus)
A quick reminder that the first official [ profile] eerie_indiana Advent Calendar Challenge starts tomorrow.

Participants so far are [ profile] deifire, who has received 23 out of 25 prompts, [ profile] eviinsanemonkey, also with 23, [ profile] lipstickcat with 22 and me, [ profile] froodle, with 19.

Anyone wanting to submit prompts can do so on the original sign up post, and if you fancy signing up yourself, please feel free to do so, even if it's after December 1st.
froodle: (derpklaus)
Watching the Rozwell episode of Z Nation - Murphy is pretty blatantly wearing Dash X's coat.
froodle: (derpklaus)
So, I've been working on some of my Advent Calendar prompts for [ profile] eerie_indiana and just googling various Christmas-related things for inspiration and I was on Wiki looking up the actual lyrics to Twelve Days of Christmas after remembering [ profile] eviinsanemonkey's amazing plan to do an Eerie version of the Twelve Days ,and it turns out, the twelve days of Christmas isn't the twelve days leading up to December 25th like I always thought, but actually December 26th to 6th January.

Anyway, once I finished having my mind blown by everything I thought I knew being wrong, I thought, if we have the Advent Calendar challenge leading up to Christmas Day, what about a Twelve Days challenge running from Boxing Day onwards?

I'm calling this one Twelve Days of Craftmas, and as the name suggests, it is purely for crafty-type fanworks. The idea will be that every day between 26th December and 6th January, we post pics of any Eerie-themed craft projects we have on the go. I'm super excited to see what comes of it!
froodle: (derpklaus)
OF the eighteen prompts I've had for the Advent Calendar Challenge fest at [ profile] eerie_indiana, exactly half of them are finished and scheduled. Fandom: achieved. I'm going out for fish and chips. Laters!

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