heidi: (Livejournal)
below, minus the content in the brackets.

Is this working? Does this work? Can I do one last post here on LJ via that email system I signed up for back in 2002, without accepting their new Terms of Use, to say that I won't be posting here anymore because of their new Terms of Use. [No, I could not. SO I accepted the new ToU to post this.]

You can find me on tumblr at heidi8.tumblr.com as well as FYeahCopyright.tumblr.com and, of course, on Dreamwidth at http://heidi.dreamwidth.org - I need to back up my post-10/13 LJ onto Dreamwidth, though, so I guess I have to approve the new ToU to accomplish that. Bleh. [Yep.] You can Friend me on the Book of Faces, too, if you want, or catch me on Twitter.

A few years ago when I switched from Pinkfinity back to my original Heidi8, I was told that people thought I'd deleted my LJ because of Ancient Wank from A Million Years Ago (Or Maybe 2003) so please screencap this and remember it: I will not be expressly deleting this LJ. If someone at LJ decides that I'm violating the Terms of Use deletes it, there's nothing I can do about it.

I'll leave with a link to an interesting thread on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ztsamudzi/status/853683785845673988 - it made me think a lot today about language that we have and use, that we may not have had five or fifteen or twenty years ago, how the type of interactive and social media that we choose to use informs and impacts how we interact with other people, and how a change of spaces can change how we create, share, comment on and learn from content.

I'll miss the hell out of LJ, and I really hope I don't miss any of you. Please email me (heidi8 on gmail) if you want to say where you're going without having to post here or anywhere else I'm already located.

Colloportus.

Mailcall!

Oct. 6th, 2015 05:10 pm
heidi: (Books by Copperbadge)
Guess what came in the mail today? Huzzah for reading! )
And can someone explain why the red ribbon place marker arrived set to the page with the first illustration of Draco Malfoy?
(Yes, I'll be doing an HP reread, after I finish Carry On and read my first Stephanie Meyers novel (no, I never read Twilight, yes I'm going to read Life and Death to see if I read it differently from friends who read Twi either as research or in appreciation/fannishness).)
heidi: (DH Archive)
We are on the schedule for Comic Con again this year! Who'll be out in San Diego for all the fun?
(I'm officially not allowed to share the date yet, but as of now we are not on the schedule for the end of the day on Sunday, but earlier!)

(And hey, I'm trying the Related Posts feature with this - let's see how it works!)
heidi: (All I Want for Christmas Is You)
In 2014, heidi8 resolves to...
Spend more time with my fanvids.
Give up Cards Against Humanity.
Backup my kripke regularly.
Go to Marvel every Sunday.
Spend less time on fanfiction.
Take evening classes in Ten.






Get your own New Year's Resolutions:


Some yeah, and some, well, I just don't think so.

How's everyone's December going?
heidi: (Book 2)
I have so many feels about Show last night, I can't even. But I'll try...

Back in the summer of 2005, I was at the Beverly Hilton with my grandma; we were in town for my niece's babynaming and there were all these posters all over the hotel for the new season of shows on TheWB, including something called Supernatural. It looked too horrorshow for me.


It took until 2006 for so many of you to fangirl it so hard that I started watching; I haven't stopped, I'm still into Show, and that's why my soul is overflowing with joy at how much #Supernatural200 was/is a love letter from Supernatural to the fans, and from the fans to the show. Thanks to the network, the writers, producers, directors, cast (past and present) and everyone behind the scenes, but more than that...


Thanks to the creative minds in this fandom, because without their fic, art, cosplay & more, wouldn't exist.


This episode - this transformative episode of a show that's not some meandering genre dreck - exists because the fans have created so much awesome. No other show can do - or say - that like Supernatural can.


Go, fangirl.


Because what every Supernatural fan has done to create, inspire, share, rec, curate and squee about when fangirling (or fanboying) is the reason we have this episode. Thank you, fandom, for doing so much to make #SPN200 possible.


It's like Misha said last night:


I have a hunch that [livejournal.com profile] missyjack and I may try to parlay this into a panel at SDCC this summer, because what's happened with SPN and its fandom, as shown by, in and through this episode, is unique - and probably not emulatable by any other show, film, webseries or book series, but it's a fascinating showcase of what happens when The Powers That Be let the transformative works develop amongst the fans. It's aspirational, it's magical and it's family.

And now I have to go and ponder whether a fan-staging of "Fan Fiction" would be a transformative work/fair use.
heidi: (Bothering Snape by PotterPals)
Cover of tomorrow's Sunday Times. Read more... )
It's on their Twitter account right now and it's a little early for April Fool's Day, so we assume it's true.

Hypable has a more extensive piece on it.
In a new interview conducted by Emma Watson, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling drops a bombshell: She regrets putting Ron and Hermione together.


The shocking revelation came in the new issue of Wonderland which Watson is a guest editor of this month. The comments were obtained by The Sunday Times.

Rowling says that she should have put Hermione and Harry together in the Harry Potter series instead of Hermione and Ron.

“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment,” she says. “That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron.”

“I know, I’m sorry,” she continued, “I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I’m absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people’s hearts by saying this? I hope not.”

Watson didn’t seem shocked by these comments and agreed with her. “It think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy.”

Rowling also says that Ron and Hermione would have needed “relationship counseling.”


IN OTHER WORDS I JUST CANNOT EVEN.
PLEASE, DISCUSS.
heidi: (chess)

Today has been an absolutely magnificent perfect storm of things that are partially about fannish creativity and legal issues. Basically, within a fifteen minute time frame of my life today, I did an analysis of copyright language,  got a text that the ruling in the Google Books case was in and it was a massigve victory for Fair Use and transformative works in so many ways that can be analogized to fanfic, and *then* while I was sitting in my car tweeting about it, the Amazon delivery guy arrived with my copy of FIC: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World (and if you haven't started Following FIC editor Anne Jamison on tumblr yet, today is the day to!).


Transformatives working... )
heidi: (Yuletide01)
I have three fandoms that I definitely want to nominate: Tomorrow People 2013, Julian May's Galactic Milieu novels and Tuff Turf (for which there is absolutely NO fic on Ao3 and isn't that a crime of Downey-Spader proportions?).

But what should my 4th be?

Recommendations, suggestions and requests, while noting that Fantastic Beasts: The Movie Series is not eligible because Harry Potter.
heidi: (Yuletide01)
I have three that I definitely want to include: Tomorrow People 2013, Julian May's Galactic Milieu novels and Tuff Turf (for which there is absolutely NO fic on Ao3 and isn't that a crime of Downey-Spader proportions?).

But what should my 4th be?

Recommendations, suggestions and requests, while noting that Fantastic Beasts: The Movie Series is not eligible because Harry Potter.
heidi: (vidding)
Are you still watching Supernatural?

I almost stopped at some point in S7 - but I watched them all by the time the season ended, and loved Season Eight in so many ways, and for so many reasons.

In other words, Supernatural, I'm still into you.

I should get over all the butterflies, but I'm into you.


So since a song summed it up so well, I had to put it into fanvid form.

Title: Still Into You
Song By: Paramore
Rating: PG
Genre: Gen, Show-love
Characters: Oh, everyone! Not literally, and it's mostly Sam and Dean, but there's Bobby and Castiel and John, Henry and Mary Winchester, Charlie, Kevin, Andy, Ash, Jo, Ellen, Meg, Ruby, Death, some Leviathans, a number of demons and God (or Chuck). Play spot-the-episode!
Warnings: There's under one second of images from the teaser that's been released for S9. Blink and you'll miss it. Blink at 1.22 for about two seconds if you want to miss it. If you blink you won't be dead, SuperWhoLock people. I promise.Watch it here. )
heidi: (sidekick)
JK ROWLING TO SCREEN WRITE NEW HARRY POTTER MOVIES WITH WARNER BROS
based on Fantastic Beasts http://t.co/GXTB8YKJxb

Via Hypable
heidi: (In Fanfic....)
Flourish, me and Anne Jamison (the editor of the FIC! book from SmartPop that I've written a chapter for) have panel proposals up for voting for SXSW and SXSWEDU.

All you have to do is take a minute to register, and a moment to vote - the Public Vote portion of the South By Southwest selection process counts for about 30% of the selection process, so your support might tip us over the edge!

Only a few proposals were submitted for SXSW 2014 sessions that focus on fans - their creativity, marketing to them, dealing with legal issues involving them, etc.

Luckily, two of the proposals - one in SXSWEDU and one in SXSW2014 - are fantastic, and fronted by experts on fannish creativity - including the editor of SmartPopBooks' upcoming FIC! collection, and one of the essayists who's included in that book. .

Professor Anne Jamison of the University of Utah has teamed up with intellectual property/fandom lawyer Heidi Tandy for the SXSWEDU proposal, which you can vote for (and post to FB/LinkedIn/Twitter about) at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/25460 - the presentation is inspired by SmartPop Books' upcoming FIC! which is a collection of essays about fanfiction and fandom in the past and at present, with predictions for the future. This session is unique in the SXSWEDU track because of its focus on a topic that resonnates with teens and young adults and captures their attention in the classroom.

Heidi has also teamed up with Flourish Klink of The Alchemists for "Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the Worls" - you can vote and support it here: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/25432 . Fanfiction has become completely mainstream - in some sectors and to some creators. Whether that is a good thing for fans, for creators, for publishers, for tv networks or social media companies is a question that unfolds and changes every day. Where do fan-created projects come from, and where - in this world of tumblr, Kindle Worlds, actors writing their own scripts and filks, and fans doing commissions and tie-ins - is it going?

We need your support for both of these sessions get to be part of SXSW! Vote now at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/25432 and http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/25460 to include these unique, vital sessions at SXSW!


THANKS in advance!


xoxo,
Heidi
heidi: (Booze!11)
No, probably not, but with the announcement today that James Spader will be Ultron in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, and the awesome flashbacks to Tuff Turf on tumblr and twitter (including Whedon's tweet today) I've decided that since there are NO fics for the movie on AO3, I'm definitely asking for Tuff Turf for Yuletide - and I may offer to write it, too.

(I'm also asking for Tomorrow People Old Series and this year's reboot of it. Wow, can I actually be done with planning my YT request choices already and it isn't even September yet?)
heidi: (Birthday)
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Title: Odds Are
Vidder: heidi8
Song: "Odds Are" by Barenaked Ladies (off their Grinning Streak album which I always read as "Grinning Sterek")
Summary: Odds are we're gonna be alright for another night.
Crossposted to: tumblr

All the pack-feels. All the friendships, relationships, romances, families and magic (and only a very little bit of evil).

Notes: WARNING - SPOILERS for the episode that aired tonight (3.12).
Vid behind the cut )
heidi: (SparkleLights)
You can make a public post and let people know that the comments will be full of Teen Wolf spoilers for the ACCIDENTALLY RELEASED ON iTUNES SEASON 3 FINALE episode (which has since been pulled down but you might be able to reach it via this link).

So, let's discuss it! Comments a-flail!

(Actual post from me re high school omg high school coming later this weekend when I hear how orientation went.)
heidi: (DH Archive)
Sixth year running, we're doing a Harry Potter fan panel at Comic Con - this year it's at 4:15 in 6DE (same room as the last few years) and since it's one of the final panels at the Con, I'm strongly considering planning to decamp to a nearby bar for an hour or two afterwards to stave off post-con drop (and because my flight doesn't leave until 9:45).

Who's coming to Comic Con? Who'll still be alert and awake for our HP panel?
heidi: (fandom)
Sixth year running, we're doing a Harry Potter fan panel at Comic Con - this year it's at 4:15 in 6DE (same room as the last few years) and since it's one of the final panels at the Con, I'm strongly considering planning to decamp to a nearby bar for an hour or two afterwards to stave off post-con drop (and because my flight doesn't leave until 9:45).

Who's coming to Comic Con? Who'll still be alert and awake for our HP panel?

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