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It's time for our regular reccer recruiting post, and to look ahead to the next month. So far we have two volunteer reccers who signed up for July with these fandoms:

* Hannibal ([personal profile] dreamkist)
* The Raven Cycle ([personal profile] delacourtings)

So while we already have a few recs to look forward to in July, it would of course be awesome if we had some more recs. There is still plenty of opportunity for you to jump in and volunteer to rec next month (or to convince your friends to do some reccing). And many cheers for all of our members who volunteer to rec, especially if you rec regularly. Your valiant repeat efforts keep the comm alive.

Looking even further ahead so far only NO reccer has volunteered for August, so that month definitely still needs some love (and recs! *g*) too. So please consider reccing in a fandom of your choice, whether small or huge, and comment on the sign-up post and volunteer for July, August or even further ahead if you are so well organized, that you know your fannish interests and time commitments in advance. It's only four recs as a minimum, and you can rec any genre or rating. Or promote us to your friends or in your favorite communities so others do the work.

Open Rec Posting

The monthly open reccing period for all members starts now and lasts until the end of June. Since the general prompts don't seem to work as inspiration, I've decided to stop adding them, but to keep the open reccing period in case anyone wants to slip a rec in, without having to come up with three others for a fandom. However the recs do still have to conform to the usual rec format and follow the rules for what is allowed to be recced here.

(Comments here are disabled, because I want to bundle volunteering in the sign-up post so that nothing gets lost, and you can see the list of claimed slots there too.)

Ssx by roncheg(SFW -- sort of )

Jun. 24th, 2017 02:38 pm
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Fandom: Teenwolf
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinkski
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA
Why this piece is awesome: Roncheg has two amazing styles, loose yet detailed animated style and stuff like this, heavy and intense yet minimalist. The line work is wonderful and the piece is sexy without being explicit
Link: Ssx
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Fandom: Teenwolf
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Lydia Martin
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: normally I don't do the same artist twice in a month but I couldn't resist reccing this piece it's so gorgeous. How the artist makes these colors work I'll never know but it's a vibrantly alive portrait of Lydia that smacked me in the face enough to get me off my Sterek kick for a moment.
Link: lydia martin

Jadis by GoldenDaniel (SFW)

Jun. 24th, 2017 08:26 pm
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Fandom: Narnia
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: The White Witch / Jadis & wolves & dwarf
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: acrylic & digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] goldendaniel

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a fantastic portrait of Jadis. Very different from almost every depiction I've seen before, but very fitting both to her incarnation as the White Witch and as the Empress of Charn. Here she's both beautiful and scary and also looks very, very powerful.

Link: Jadis
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Fandom: Dragon Age: Inquisition
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Sera
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: NA
Artist Website/Gallery: Tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: I think this captures Sera's energy, and it's a pretty interesting style.
Link: Sera’s way of the tempest
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Mr. Tumnus by Tavicat (SFW)

Jun. 20th, 2017 07:04 pm
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Fandom: Narnia
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Mr Tumnus and the Lamp Post
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: watercolours?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] tavicat

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a cute work. I love the Christmas decorated Lamp Post and Mr Tumnus sweet little face.

Link: Mr. Tumnus
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Fandom: SGA (AUs)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: loobeeinthesky on LJ
Artist Website/Gallery: littlestarfighter's art on tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: I'm playing catch-up with SGA-AU recs here, and this is another by loobeeinthesky - this one's on LJ and might otherwise be hard to locate. It's an Earth-based AU, with John as a missing C&W singer and Rodney either looking for him or aiding and abetting him. The collage-style art tells a gripping story all by itself, and as ever the likenesses are amazing. It's really excellent.
Link: link to art 
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Fandom: SGA (AUs)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: loobeeinthesky on LJ
Artist Website/Gallery: littlestarfighter's art on tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: Sorry I'm so late with the recs this month - overloaded with a big challenge. I'm doing SGA alternate universe art this month, and this one is completely awesome - John and Rodney as WWII pilots in the Battle of Britain! John's in trouble as usual, and Rodney's keeping a stiff upper lip, but he's looking pretty worried. The likenesses are amazing, and they're both so dashing! 
Link: McShep Battle of Britain (link to just the pic itself is here)
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Fandom: Teenwolf
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Stiles Stilinski/Derek Hale
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: This has just such a lovely, delicate, sweetly romantic feel to it, created by the color and pose.
Link: untitled
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Fandom: Teenwolf
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Stiles Stilinski, Derek Hale
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: Okay, I def have a thing for cartoony/stylized artwork -- it's a skill I envy; these are great examples of that. They do a great job of straddling the realism/caricature line. I also just really love the expressions the artist captures -- worried/anxious Derek and completely over it Stiles.
Link: sketches
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Femslash fans often frame their experience in this way, as was the case at the "Where's the F/F?" panel at the May 2015 WisCon feminist science fiction convention in Madison, Wisconsin. The conversation took as a jumping-off point detailed statistics, compiled by destinationtoast, on fan fiction posted at Archive of Our Own.”

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Varric by saracuervo (SFW)

Jun. 14th, 2017 10:55 am
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Fandom: Dragon Age
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Varric Tethras
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: NA
Artist Website/Gallery: Tumblr Website
Why this piece is awesome: I see it as Varric getting a last look at Kirkwall before leaving.
Link: Varric

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Jun. 14th, 2017 10:47 am
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This Week in Fandom, Volume 53

Jun. 13th, 2017 02:02 pm
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This Week in Fandom

This Week in Fandom: VividCon wrapping up, the definition of fanfiction, Super Junior controversy, and more: https://goo.gl/XWo0wv
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Fandom: Narnia
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Shasta on Bree with Aslan
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] csgirl / Stringfellow Art

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a cool work. I love the unusual disposition and the way the artist is using and contrasting dark and light, foreground and background, and warm and cold colours.

Link: The Horse and His Boy Cover

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