curse of the wereotter

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Thanks for nothing to all of you who told me to try compressed air in my laptop vents now the sound is just worse and also constant. You’re all dead to me. (Okay not really I love you but jesus this is the worst noise.) Now I’m going to shut this fucking thing off and go read Cap 2 fic on my Nook because this noise is driving me around the bend and everything is horrible.

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My laptop fan has started running REALLY LOUDLY. The computer’s not particularly hot so I don’t think it’s freaking out because it’s overheating, it just feels like the fan is out of alignment maybe? Anyway it’s driving me fucking bananas. Constant irritating noise is like the most horrible thing. I mean aside from all the truly horrible things.

On the up side, my battery was jammed on this computer and I managed to un-jam it with all the times I’ve been whacking my computer trying to get the fan to knock it off. ;D

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babysatyr asked: this weekend i was in a second hand book shop and i found a book called "werewolves in western cultures - a guide to lycanthropy" and it made me think of you (i ended up not buying it tho because it was ten bucks and i'drather spend my money on spell books hey)

HEY WHAT’S UP I OWN THAT BOOK. ;D I actually got it off paperbackswap.com which is how I acquire a ton of my books, 10/10 would recommend, get books for the price of postage. ANYWAY, I haven’t read it yet but it looks like one of the better werewolf books out there, from my skimming. There are a truly startling number of sincerely awful books on this subject available from my local libraries. :D

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fyeahcopyright:

Are you coming to San Diego Comic Con this week? FYeahCopyright will be there - and if you’re interested in the intersection of fandom and legal issues as a fan, creator or both, here’s some panels we think you’ll be interested in. Don’t forget to use the SCHED website or app to “rsvp” so the panel organizers and SDCC can have an idea of how many people are interested in each topic!
If you have any additional recs about panels on legal topics or organized by fandomers, please let us know via an Ask, or reblog this post with the info added in and we’ll share the updated version, too. 
We hope to see  you at SDCC, and if you find either heidi8 or untitledbychoice, ask us for a FIC pen or a badge ribbon - we’ll have both! You can also find Heidi (and the pens, and copies of FIC: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World (edited by annejamison)) at the smartpopbooks booth (#4300) on Saturday morning from 10 til 11. 
FRIDAY
Comic Book Law School 202: Moving Forward: Marketing, Monetizing, and More! with a focus on contracts, license agreements and IP law. 10:30 AM in 30CDE
Teen Wolf Fanworks Discussion with daunt (artist), febricant (Not As Described), magneticwave (we knew every line), rashaka (The Next Level Is Real),the_deep_magic (Pack Up; Don’t Stray), and  zjofierose  (Holding Your Own Weight) 11 AM in 29A
How Media and Marketers Are Harnessing the Might of the Superfan with publisher Filip Sablik (boomstudios), journalist Heidi MacDonald (The Beat,Publishers Weekly), entertainment marketer Jeff Dellinger (Hero Complex), author Rob Salkowitz (Comic Con and the Business of Pop Culture), comics retailer Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics) media strategist Kris Longo (Geek Riot Media), and Ed Catto (Bonfire Agency) 4 PM in 25ABC
Creativity Is Magic: Transmedia and Transformative Works with  theorlandojones​ (Sleepy Hollow), flourish Klink (chief participation officer at The Alchemists), Professor Henry Jenkins (provost professor of communication, journalism, and cinematic arts, USC), Aron Levitz (wattpad) and Heidi Tandy of fyeahcopyright. 7:30 in 25AB
SATURDAY
CBLDF: Tales from the Code-True Stories of Censorship. The cbldf (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) “gathers Denny O’Neil, Paul Levitz, and other top storytellers who worked under the Code’s strictures to tell the tales of how its censorship touched their creative visions.” 12:00 Noon in 30CDE
Fans, Love, and the Law with DeviantArt and Organization for Transformative Works with Josh Wattles of deviantart and Betsy Rosenblatt and Heidi Tandy of the legal committee at transformativeworks. 3:30 in Room 2
Legit Fanfic: How Fan-Made Content Is Good for Audiences, Filmmakers, and Hollywood with Alex LeMay (Resignation Superhero, BZRK), berniesu (lizziebennetdiaries, Welcome to Sanditon), and Josh Caldwell (Resignation Superhero, Anthony Zuiker’s: Cybergedon), Jay Bushman (Lizzie Bennett Diaries, Resignation), brand mangager and transmedia producer Laura Hoefs (Twilight), Jeremy Azevedo (Sr. director of original programming at machinima) and moderator  Gayle Bass (Right This Minute). 8:30 26ABC 
SUNDAY
DeviantArt’s shipping panel, “Building Your Fandom Armada" with Kay Purcell (damphyr) and Aun-Juli Riddle (aunjuli). 12:30 PM in Room 2
Fantastic Fans and Where to Find Them: The Annual Harry Potter Fan Panel, moderated by heidi8, with Kazu Kibuishi (Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Edition cover illustrator), Dylan Saunders (Team StarKid), Lauren Bird (HP Alliance), Madhuri Shekar (In Love and Warcraft), markdoesstuff (MarkDoesStuff.com) and Sunny Williams (Harvey Putter and the Ridiculous Premise). 4:15 in 6DE


I haven’t been to SDCC in a lot of years now but I have never been more desperately envious of those who can go. These panels all sound AMAZING.

fyeahcopyright:

Are you coming to San Diego Comic Con this week? FYeahCopyright will be there - and if you’re interested in the intersection of fandom and legal issues as a fan, creator or both, here’s some panels we think you’ll be interested in. Don’t forget to use the SCHED website or app to “rsvp” so the panel organizers and SDCC can have an idea of how many people are interested in each topic!

If you have any additional recs about panels on legal topics or organized by fandomers, please let us know via an Ask, or reblog this post with the info added in and we’ll share the updated version, too. 

We hope to see  you at SDCC, and if you find either heidi8 or untitledbychoice, ask us for a FIC pen or a badge ribbon - we’ll have both! You can also find Heidi (and the pens, and copies of FIC: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World (edited by annejamison)) at the smartpopbooks booth (#4300) on Saturday morning from 10 til 11. 

FRIDAY

Comic Book Law School 202: Moving Forward: Marketing, Monetizing, and More! with a focus on contracts, license agreements and IP law. 10:30 AM in 30CDE

Teen Wolf Fanworks Discussion with daunt (artist), febricant (Not As Described), magneticwave (we knew every line), rashaka (The Next Level Is Real),the_deep_magic (Pack Up; Don’t Stray), and  zjofierose  (Holding Your Own Weight11 AM in 29A

How Media and Marketers Are Harnessing the Might of the Superfan with publisher Filip Sablik (boomstudios), journalist Heidi MacDonald (The Beat,Publishers Weekly), entertainment marketer Jeff Dellinger (Hero Complex), author Rob Salkowitz (Comic Con and the Business of Pop Culture), comics retailer Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics) media strategist Kris Longo (Geek Riot Media), and Ed Catto (Bonfire Agency) 4 PM in 25ABC

Creativity Is Magic: Transmedia and Transformative Works with  theorlandojones​ (Sleepy Hollow), flourish Klink (chief participation officer at The Alchemists), Professor Henry Jenkins (provost professor of communication, journalism, and cinematic arts, USC), Aron Levitz (wattpad) and Heidi Tandy of fyeahcopyright. 7:30 in 25AB

SATURDAY

CBLDF: Tales from the Code-True Stories of Censorship. The cbldf (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) “gathers Denny O’NeilPaul Levitz, and other top storytellers who worked under the Code’s strictures to tell the tales of how its censorship touched their creative visions.” 12:00 Noon in 30CDE

Fans, Love, and the Law with DeviantArt and Organization for Transformative Works with Josh Wattles of deviantart and Betsy Rosenblatt and Heidi Tandy of the legal committee at transformativeworks. 3:30 in Room 2

Legit Fanfic: How Fan-Made Content Is Good for Audiences, Filmmakers, and Hollywood with Alex LeMay (Resignation Superhero, BZRK), berniesu (lizziebennetdiaries, Welcome to Sanditon), and Josh Caldwell (Resignation Superhero, Anthony Zuiker’s: Cybergedon), Jay Bushman (Lizzie Bennett DiariesResignation), brand mangager and transmedia producer Laura Hoefs (Twilight), Jeremy Azevedo (Sr. director of original programming at machinima) and moderator  Gayle Bass (Right This Minute). 8:30 26ABC 

SUNDAY

DeviantArt’s shipping panel, “Building Your Fandom Armada" with Kay Purcell (damphyr) and Aun-Juli Riddle (aunjuli). 12:30 PM in Room 2

Fantastic Fans and Where to Find Them: The Annual Harry Potter Fan Panel, moderated by heidi8, with Kazu Kibuishi (Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Edition cover illustrator), Dylan Saunders (Team StarKid), Lauren Bird (HP Alliance), Madhuri Shekar (In Love and Warcraft), markdoesstuff (MarkDoesStuff.com) and Sunny Williams (Harvey Putter and the Ridiculous Premise). 4:15 in 6DE

I haven’t been to SDCC in a lot of years now but I have never been more desperately envious of those who can go. These panels all sound AMAZING.

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nvansistine:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/

nvansistine:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/

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