The Ghost Dance, by Nanda (PG)

Feb. 27th, 2017 10:04 am
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Posted by sg_fignewton

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Teal'c
Characters: Teal'c, Daniel Jackson, Samantha Carter, original character
Categories: friendship, gen, character study
Pairings: reference to Daniel/Sha're
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: nandamai
Author's Website: Nandamai at AO3
Link: The Ghost Dance

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is almost impossible to categorize. It's a lovely S8 Teal'c perspective on his teammates. It's the satisfaction of seeing Daniel still delighting in the unknown after everything he's experienced. It's the marvel of offworld things that can't quite be explained, and the joy of the unknown, and Sam the skeptical scientist still embracing it. It's friendship, and character study, and a hint of Daniel/Sha're. And it just deserves to be read!



An expectant roar grew from the crowd as the sun finally sank out of view. The flames leapt towards the stars, and the priests threw something bright into the fire. It made the flames glow blue, and exuded a spicy scent like the rala fruit of Teal'c's early childhood, before Chulak.

Color exploded as the Raangans each drew powder from small pots and cast it over the ground, the fire, the greenery, each other, and even SG-1. The powder was blue, purple, orange, green, more colors than Teal'c had names for. The pigments blended on the people's white clothes, and Colonel Carter did not seem to mind as they stained her hair.

Then, powder-bright, men, women and children all reached for the sky and spun in place.

"It's beautiful," Daniel Jackson said. Teal'c and Colonel Carter agreed. Teal'c thought it was one of the more attractive rituals they had witnessed over the years. The colors continued to fly and the fire itself had become a rainbow.

Improvements for preview pop-ups

Feb. 22nd, 2017 02:03 pm
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Title:
Improvements for preview pop-ups


Area:
entries


Summary:
This is a new version of my previous suggestion : https://dw-suggestions.dreamwidth.org/1492300.html. As lightboxes, which are what I was thinking of, are entirely unpractical and users prefer pop-ups it is best to keep preview windows as pop-ups. However, I find previews a bit impractical in their current form because they don't let you post your entry, nor get closed automatically when you've posted it. I'm also wondering if we need to see more than your entry in the preview window. If I preview my entry in the site skin for example, a good portion of the window (viewport) is occupied by the site header, making me scroll down if my entry is a bit long. Do you, fellow users, find being able to see (and use) the header useful?


Description:
These are the things I'm suggesting but feel free to come up with other ideas, or better ways to implement them:
*A 'post your entry now' button (copyright to sporky_rat) in the preview window which will post your entry (duh) but also close the preview window and trigger the success page in your main tab.
*As the preview window is not being updated dynamically, a 'back to editing' button which closes the preview window and brings you back to your editing tab (you're still free to refresh the window if you prefer keeping both tabs open and doing things that way)
*Or, if that can be implemented, a preview window which is being updated as you type (jducoeur also mentioned having editing and preview side-by-side or top-to-bottom which I think is an interesting idea. I don't know how accessible it is, if users would prefer it, how it would work on smaller screens, etc.)
*A preview window where the actual entry is more prominently displayed and other elements are hidden or do not take so much space (like a light version of the site skin/your journal or maybe only for users who display entries in the site skin?).





Poll #18050 Improvements for preview pop-ups
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 3


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Should be implemented as-is.
1 (33.3%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
2 (66.7%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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The divergence point is based on a storyline where the Vision had to take control over the Avengers while many were missing during Secret Wars, went a bit crazy, and took over control of every computer on Earth. In canon, the Avengers convinced him taking over the world was bad, and he released control. But what if he didn't?

Two stories: Utopia and Dystopia )

Sam Wilson: Captain America #18

Feb. 27th, 2017 09:22 am
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"I absolutely believe you can write superhero comics where violence is either peripheral, or even entirely absent. The point of superhero comics is to inspire people to try to be their best selves. They're about people trying to help others and make the world a better place, not a more violent one. Now of course, they take place in a fantasy world where certain things, like vigilantism, are laudable. But even still- I try to find ways to make sure the violence is either justified by some moral criteria, or as an incomplete solution. Usually, the violence in my books is stuff that passes the time until someone comes up with the real solution. Though I've by no means got a perfect record on this front- again, fantasy world, "good" violence, all part of the show. Still try. Some superheroes really benefit from tacking towards nonviolence btw: Superman and Fantastic Four come to mind immediately. Cap, in my mind, comes very close to the line- he's a soldier, but he should always be reluctant to fight. Has to be a necessity. Same for Sam, btw, which is why my favorite arc is Americops, because really, it all kicks off with him trying to PREVENT a fight." -- Nick Spencer

Read more... )
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Title:
Take image descriptions from the image meta-data

Area:
image hosting

Summary:
Save time in creating image descriptions by taking them from the image meta-data, using that to pre-fill the image description form.

Description:
When one uploads an image to the DW image hosting (yay!) you are able to drag-and-drop or select an image to upload, and then you get presented with a form which has things like "Title" and "Description" in it, which you have to fill in. But a lot of my images already have descriptions in the meta-data (e.g. the "Comment" field in a JPEG file). It's a pain to have to type all of that in again when I already did it once. What I would like to suggest is that the image uploader read the meta-data from the image, and use that to pre-fill the form. The user then can edit that as they like, but if they're already happy with what's in their meta-data, they can just save what's there without changing it. This would also be useful if someone is using the old "upload by email" interface which used to be the only way of uploading images to DW. That interface could use the meta-data of the image to fill in the Title and Description information, which the user could edit later on the DW website. As for what meta-data to use, I think one could use the filename for the Title (that's what LJ does) and use the JPEG "Comment" field, or the "Caption-Abstract" field from the EXIF data for the Description.

Poll #18047 Take image descriptions from the image meta-data
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 12


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Should be implemented as-is.
8 (66.7%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (8.3%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (8.3%)

(I have no opinion)
2 (16.7%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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[personal profile] technoshaman posting in [site community profile] dw_suggestions

Title:
Suppress content in inbox notification

Area:
Inbox

Summary:
Make it toggleable as to whether the *content* of a private inbox message is sent in email. Currently the whole message comes with the notification, instead of just saying "you have a message".

Description:
DW is known for its superior privacy features. One thing it *doesn't* have - yet - is truly secure messaging, i.e. the only thing that goes outside DW is "you have a message". However, some people like using email as a vehicle for interacting with their social media. So I think in our privacy settings we should have a radio button: "Send content of messages with notification: yes/no" We could do this for comments, too, as a 2.0 thing. You could go one step further and make the "from whom" part togggleable too. Some messages are more sensitive than others... f'rex, the fact that I got a message from, oh, say, Bernie Sanders or Coretta Scott King or Dan Rather would be far more sensitive than getting a message from Joe Random I went to school with who didn't amount to much. I don't think we should go down as far as per-user.... that's a little much, and if you're that level of paranoid you should probably just turn off the "who" altogether.... but still. Having "you've got mail" land in your Gmail or Yahoo inbox where g-ds know who can see it is a lot safer than "meet me outside the palace at 2am with the gunpowder! Cheers, Guy"...

Poll #18046 Suppress content in inbox notification
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 12


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Should be implemented as-is.
4 (33.3%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (8.3%)

(I have no opinion)
7 (58.3%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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Title:
Styles: make it easy to list your IDs on other websites in profile module

Area:
modules, interoperability

Summary:
Dreamwidth displays links to other sites on your profile page but not on your journal. I suggest adding picture links to your other accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to the profile module (or to another module if that's a better idea).

Description:
The idea is that you could enter your usernames on other sites and Dreamwidth would automatically create the appropriate picture links to the other accounts using the correct logos and display them into your profile module. This can already be done manually in the custom text module but I don't see why it shouldn't be easier to do. This is a pretty standard feature on several major websites now and I feel it's missing on DW. Ideally this could be further automated by using the 'other sites' part of your profile page and a simple option such as 'show links to other sites as filled out on my profile'. However, this part of our profiles is missing major sites such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube so that would limit the usefulness of this new feature imo.

Poll #18045 Styles: make it easy to list your IDs on other websites in profile module
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 13


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Should be implemented as-is.
11 (84.6%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
2 (15.4%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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Courtesy of Comics Alliance

Now, as we sort of know, there are few people Damian actually likes. He respects a couple, loathes several and disdains nearly everyone else on the planet. But people he actually LIKES, we're probably limited to Colin (who seems to been lost in the New52) and of course, his big brother and favourite partner in crimefighting, Nightwing.



(click to embiggen)

So what could possibly increase tensions between them?

Perhaps the only thing that Damian is ALWAYS concerned about

His image )

[ SECRET POST #3607 ]

Feb. 26th, 2017 03:44 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3707 ⌋

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

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 35 secrets from Secret Submission Post #530.
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.

Ordinary #3

Feb. 26th, 2017 08:58 pm
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"Michael goes from being a bit of a douche-bag to the world’s biggest underdog. We didn’t want to shrink from his failings at the start of the story. He’s wrecked his marriage, rarely sees his son, drinks too much, lets his work colleague down. He’s Mr. Unreliable. You know those are all unlikable qualities. But then he gets his quest: get to Manhattan and rescue his son when the world around him has turned into a surreal war zone. And he alone has no powers. Suddenly he’s the hero and all the odds are stacked against him. Hopefully, that makes people root for him. And he grows as the story continues. He has an arc. He’s not the same guy by the end."

- Rob Williams


The Conclusion )

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Feb. 26th, 2017 12:50 pm
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LiveJournal has unblocked and whitelisted our webserver IP addresses, so importing, crossposting, and feed accounts should work properly again! Thanks for the quick fix, LJ.

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