Deborah A. Miranda, Bad Indians, 2012

Jul. 23rd, 2017 10:54 pm
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Bad Indians opens with a line so good I'm angry I didn't write it myself: "CALIFORNIA IS A STORY. California is many stories." Deborah Miranda is a member of the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation, and this angry, loving book takes a knife to all the lazy and superficial versions of the California story. Of the history unit all Californian fourth graders (including my own two daughters) are required to take, Miranda writes: "[T]he Mission Unit is all too often a lesson in imperialism, racism, and Manifest Destiny."

A nonlinear collage of prose, poetry, pictures, transcriptions of interviews and more, Bad Indians can be hard to follow, but the effort pays off when the events of Miranda's life take their place in a precisely drawn and nuanced historical context. "The original acts of colonization and violence broke the world, broke our hearts, broke the connection between soul and flesh. For many of us, this trauma happens again in each generation," she writes. And: "I love my father. I hate my father. He died alone, in a hospice facility."

This book is essential reading for anyone who cares about the indigenous peoples of California, their present and their possible futures. Strong content warning for descriptions physical and sexual abuse of children, among many other horrors.
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Zombie cheerleader says: "Rah rah rust!"

Zombie High motto is: "If we can't win using our brains then we'll use your brains!" ;-)


Context is a Lego cheerleader in a graveyard, among other topics
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Mukherjee's The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer is one of the best things I have ever read. His latest book, The Gene, shares the former's wealth of capsule life histories that draw out the deep humanity of his subject. Ironically, though, given its subtitle, The Gene feels less personal and immediate than its predecessor.

Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher, and where his description of cancer is a front line soldier's portrait of a respected nemesis, The Gene is more of a flyover survey of an emerging science. I learned a great deal about the origins of Genentech and Celera and the genetic underpinnings of sex and orientation. That said, the passages about his family - his paternal uncles and their mental illnesses, played out against the backdrop of Partition; the relationship between his mother and her identical twin - are as wise and lyrical as anything Mukherjee has written.

It's a long book. As is my habit with formidable non-fiction, I listened to it on Audible. Shoutout to narrator Dennis Boutsikaris for bringing this complex material to life.
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Kel Cheris is a gifted mathematician underemployed as an infantry officer. Shuos Jedao is the technological ghost of a genocidal general. Together, they fight crime, where "crime" is defined as heresy against the calendar. In Yoon Ha Lee's brilliant device, a calendar is a social contract from which physics - and hence, weaponry - flow. Calendrical heresy disables these weapons and thus undermines the power of the state.

If you love bold, original world-building, reflections on colonialism, and complicated relationships between clever protagonists who have every reason to distrust one another, you'll eat up the Machineries of Empire series as avidly as I did. If military SF and n-dimensional chess sound like a bit of a slog, see if you can stick with it anyway. The language and imagery are utterly gorgeous, and these very timely stories have a great deal to say about complicity, responsibility, and the mechanisms of societal control.

Superman: Hook and Line by abby82

Jul. 21st, 2017 02:07 pm
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Vid Title: Hook and Line
Vidder: [personal profile] abby82
Fandom: Superman cartoons, Fleischer Studios (1941, 1942)
Summary: Just another day at the office.
Reccer's Comments: I love this! (I hadn't realized how beautiful those shorts were until I saw this vid)

liseuse will lasso the wild novella

Jul. 20th, 2017 12:30 pm
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I think my bookshelves mostly convey the message "you need more shelves" and "apparently will read anything that stays still long enough."

Context
is "is this a case for - the ponceyness police?"




two vids

Jul. 19th, 2017 07:52 pm
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Go
song/artist: "Go" by Indigo Girls
source: Stargate SG-1

can find streaming here

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The Power
song/artist: “The Power” by Snap! remix I don't actually know.
source: Sense8


can find streaming here
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[personal profile] owlbrigade1 cites this case in point:

Gotham police are at a loss to explain a sudden rise in animal themed costumed weirdos? Surely the explanation is the same as it is for the long standing animal themed weirdos? It is Gotham, it is what they do. People in animal costumes wreaking havoc is practically a city tradition.

Context, to no one's surprise, involves Harley Quinn.
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Title: S.O.B.
Fandom: Supernatural
Music: S.O.B by Nathaniel Rateliffe and the Night Sweats
Summary: A celebration of Dean's four favorite words. And one of his favorite leisure activities...
Warnings: None
Notes: This has been a long time coming. Like, two years. And I finally decided to buckle down a couple months ago and do it! So, I did! And now it's here! This premiered this past weekend at the Supernatural Chicago Con and now it has been released into the world! Enjoy!!

Watch it here!

Equinox Vids | 2017

Jul. 16th, 2017 09:43 pm
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Firework (Star Trek: Voyager, The Doctor)
for [profile] littleheaven70

Northern Cross (Stargate SG-1, Jack/Daniel)
for [personal profile] trelkez

Me, Me, Me (Star Wars Rebels, Chopper)
for [personal profile] colls

Pundits & Poets (Star Trek: Deep Space 9, ensemble)
for [personal profile] starlady

Help using FFmpeg: ffmprovisr

Jul. 16th, 2017 12:09 pm
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Ashley Blewer, an archivist specializing in moving images and a software developer, created a website, "ffmprovisr", to make it easier for you to use the program ffmpeg.
FFmpeg is a powerful tool for manipulating audiovisual files. Unfortunately, it also has a steep learning curve, especially for users unfamiliar with a command line interface. This app helps users through the command generation process so that more people can reap the benefits of FFmpeg.

Each button displays helpful information about how to perform a wide variety of tasks using FFmpeg. To use this site, click on the task you would like to perform. A new window will open up with a sample command and a description of how that command works. You can copy this command and understand how the command works with a breakdown of each of the flags.

FFmpeg is a free, open source tool that works on the command line and lets you do stuff like:
  • Change codecs (transcode)
  • Change formats
  • Filter stuff
  • Create GIFs and thumbnails
  • Normalize/equalize audio
  • Read/extract captions
  • Make test patterns
  • Fix audio that's fallen out of sync
  • Join or split files
  • Play an image sequence


I have used FFmpeg recipes in the past and it's great how much it can do, especially in combination with youtube-dl which makes it easy to download video from a ton of sites -- YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo, and many others. I hope other vidders find ffmprovisr helpful in their work!

VID: "I'll Fight" (Black Sails)

Jul. 16th, 2017 12:13 pm
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Title: I'll Fight
Fandom: Black Sails
Music: Wilco
Pairing: James Flint/Thomas Hamilton/Miranda Hamilton
Summary: A love song for three voices.

Warnings for: spoilers through the ending, character death, some brief and joyless sex, blood, executions, sadness.

AO3 | Tumblr
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Hannover wurst appears to be what happens is when you have the question of whether to have sausage or bacon with your breakfast, and you make the obvious-in-retrospect choice of "Both! At the same time!" and make sausage in part out of bacon.

Context, needless to say, is delicious.

Stargate SG-1: Outer Space by kuwdora

Jul. 15th, 2017 01:14 pm
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Vid Title: Outer Space
Vidder: [personal profile] kuwdora 
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Summary: This vid is you and it is me and this is everything that Stargate and the fandom is about. I love running away and escaping with you.
Reccer's Comments: I love this vid!  The editing and music choice is really wonderful!
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Vid Title: Sound the Bells
Vidder: [personal profile] jetpack_monkey
Fandom: Gojira
Summary: The sun rose from the West today. I doubt we'll see it set.
Reccer's Comments: This is really beautiful and haunting.

Morningside | Adventures of Superman

Jul. 14th, 2017 04:17 pm
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Title: Morningside
Fandom: Adventures of Superman
Music: Morningside by John Gorka
Summary: 'don't want to waste what I have to give'
Notes: I know it was due in part to budget reasons, but I love the show's emphasis on Clark's work as a reporter. I was also amused that it seemed like Jimmy ended up being the damsel in distress as often as Lois did.

AO3
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Vid Title: Right Round
Vidder: [personal profile] jetpack_monkey 
Fandom: Classic Hollywood Cliffhanger Serials
Summary: Spend the Saturday matinee with your favorite heroes (and a few unfamiliar ones) as they run, jump, struggle, fight, and drive through the latest thrilling chapter of a cliffhanger serial.
Reccer's Comments: This is really fun to watch!
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Vid Title: one way or another
Vidder: Nialies
Fandom: Person of Interest
Summary: "One way or another I'm gonna find you, I'm gonna get you"
Reccer's Comments: Another vid I love! I really like how dialogue and sound effects are incorporated with the music in this!
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Vid Title: Take Me To Church // Person of Interest
Vidder: [personal profile] lithiumdoll 
Fandom: Person of Interest
Summary: Now, let's begin: Alice and Bob are stranded in the desert.
Reccer's Comments: I love this vid! I especially like how it deals with the relationships between Root, Sameen, and The Machine! (As a side note, I think this might be my favorite version of 'Take Me To Church')

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