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(Please excuse the outdated image, it's been a while since the community was "active")

This community is dedicated to the planning, coordinating and execution of our Virtual Saturday Morning Cartoon Viewing Party! Kind of like a Civil War Re-enactment Society, only with less guns and more Cookie Crisp cereal.

One Livestream.com channel created specially for this event. Seven in the morning till 1 in the afternoon, SIX HOURS of semi-historically-accurate programming from 1980's Saturday Mornings. COMPLETE WITH COMMERCIALS. But that's just the beginning...

You *could* just watch this stuff on your own. You *could* just skip over the cartoons you don't like. You *could* just skip the commercials and everything and not have to get up early and watch this stuff all alone in your darkened office after you finish off those TPS reports.

But where's the fun in that? That's not what made the cartoons special when you were a kid.

What made Saturday Mornings special went so far beyond just the cartoons... it was the RITUAL and the PAGEANTRY of it all! It was about waking up at the crack of dawn and knowing that all across the nation OTHER KIDS were doing THE EXACT SAME THING at the EXACT SAME MOMENT. It was about having to decide between Scooby-Doo and Flintstones. It was about waiting till the commercial break to go use the bathroom. It was all this and so much more!

And THAT'S what we're trying to recreate and celebrate here. Not just the shows, but the EXPERIENCE

So here's what we do. We create a special private LiveStream.com channel that will only be available during our scheduled Saturday Morning Watch-Along. Like I said before, SIX HOURS of Saturday Morning programming complete with commercials, able to be joined whenever you want to get up and join us. Once you hit "Play", you don't stop. It's a MARATHON, just like when you were a kid! And of course we also have a text chat going along at the same time so you can share your experience with other like-minded folks all over the globe... it's kind of like the morning after a big sleep-over!

We plan to do these events as often as we can... one of them may even be a LIVE EVENT some day (more information when/if that becomes a possibility)! One way or another, though, we will ALWAYS try to have a watch-along on or near the first Saturday in September (the traditional Birthday of the new Saturday Morning Fall Line-Up).

Keep an eye on our community for when the next event is coming!
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[community profile] historyisalie

"History is a lie...Lies, truth, it's irrelevant. The best story wins."

This is a comm focussing on period drama and historical fantasy media. Initially created to give Tumblr Da Vinci's Demons fans somewhere more suitable for discussion a place to post meta and hold rewatches, any and all other historical tv shows/films/miniseries/etc are all welcome, including, but not limited to, The Borgias, The Tudors, White Queen, Black Sails, Versailles, Indian Summers, Peaky Blinders, Deadwood, Spartacus, Pride and Prejudice, The Knick, Vikings, etc.

Fic, meta, discussion posts, graphics, vids, and other fanworks are all appreciated. Please come and post/promo your fanworks and relevant communities and events.
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It's been a while since Dreamwidth first started, so I dug around for some of the communities that I thought people might not be aware of and would be nice if they had some more activity happening.

Dreamwidth-specific: [community profile] dreamwidth_meta, [site community profile] dw_feed_promo, [site community profile] dw_design, [community profile] create_my_comm, [community profile] dwrocks, [community profile] dwstones, [community profile] followfriday ...

Graphic stuff: [community profile] icontutorial, [community profile] graphic_tutorials ...

Culture and learning: [community profile] history, [community profile] science, [community profile] rocket_to_the_future, [community profile] mythology, [community profile] paranormal, [community profile] monstrous_regiment ...

Life stuff: [community profile] environment, [community profile] treehuggers, [community profile] permaculture, [community profile] green_living, [community profile] unclutter, [community profile] product_junkies, [community profile] typical, [community profile] recipebox, [community profile] usability ...

Language and translation: [community profile] nihongo, [community profile] lostintranslation, [community profile] language_learning, [community profile] signlanguage, [community profile] linguafranca, [community profile] languageclub ...

Fandom stuff: [community profile] kinkmemepromo, [community profile] kinkmemes, [community profile] raw_manga, [community profile] convention_watch, [community profile] ficrecs, [community profile] fandomcares, [community profile] anti_recs, [community profile] checkitout, [community profile] on_the_bubble, [community profile] fem_thoughts, [community profile] hooked_on_heroines, [community profile] shes_awesome ...

Fandom meta: [community profile] metanews, [community profile] fandomacademia, [community profile] fandom_meta, [community profile] fandom_opendiscussion, [community profile] notfic, [community profile] tldrzone ...

Sell/buy/trade and creative stuff: [community profile] merchant_alley, [community profile] fandomgaragesale, [community profile] bartering, [community profile] buythis, [community profile] independentauthors, [community profile] dryspell, [community profile] paids ...

Media stuff: [community profile] fantasy, [community profile] spaceopera, [community profile] age_of_sail, [community profile] steampunk, [community profile] romancereviews, [community profile] starfighters, [community profile] webcomics, [community profile] overlooked, [community profile] shortfilms, [community profile] littleknownbooks, [community profile] thoughtfulromantics, [community profile] dreams_library, [community profile] sound_design ...

Music: [community profile] earworm, [community profile] rec_me_music, [community profile] musicshare, [community profile] onesongaday ...

Gaming: [community profile] gaming, [community profile] gamedesign, [community profile] letsplay ...

Vent stuff: [community profile] customers_suck, [community profile] co_workers_suck, [community profile] work_sucks, [community profile] rants, [community profile] international_snark ...

Questions and trivia: [community profile] leftoverresearchquarterly, [community profile] factfinding, [community profile] thequestionclub ...

Misc.: [community profile] iapps, [community profile] kiva, [community profile] drawthecircle, [community profile] anonymous ...
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It seemed like a shame that DW had no Shakespeare community; thus, [community profile] thegreatglobe is available for your delectation. I've just posted open reaction posts for the two aired episodes of The Hollow Crown, but please please please feel free to talk about any Shakespeare or Shakespeare-derivative thing you so please!
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If you love Spartacus, Starz's hit series, then consider joining[community profile] spartacus2010  to get the latest scoop on the show or post your own fanworks, episode reviews, and anything else Spartacus related! Its a fun time at the community because we are holding a fan fest until the third season premiere!

 
 
 
 

 
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I am not an expert on the subject, but I made [community profile] classicalstudies despite that due to what was lacking around here. I will get around to making a good link index when I can.
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Here are some small communities I run that I'd like to see embiggened. Please feel free to join and start participating!

[community profile] literaryicons is a place to submit and request text icons based on works of literature, especially those that don't have television shows and movies based on them. It can be hard to express your love for a fandom that doesn't have pretty pictures and hot actors/actresses! I'm working on some Lois McMaster Bujold icons now.

[community profile] newgotham is a community for people in, around, and traveling to Chicago. I've been trying to post links to free festivals and gatherings, reviews of cool businesses and places, and bits of Chicago history.

[community profile] singleserving is a cooking community for small batch cooking. Live alone? Have a small kitchen? Just starting out? Jump in here! Post recipes, experiences, and requests. I did a post on potatoes that a lot of folks found helpful, and I'm going to do a write up on rice next. I started this community to fulfill a request, but honestly I'm more used to large batch cooking, so I'd really love if more people were posting recipes and tips.

[community profile] labyrinthine is a fan community for Sarah Monette, primarily her Doctrine of Labyrinth books but also her Booth/Bone Key books.
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To try and shore up the Age of Sail/blackpowder/history content I have created a new comm, [community profile] w_i_r , short for Women in Reenacting.

 

 

It is focused on the 18th and 19th centuries for women who reenact in the ranks, as distaff, campfollowers, civilians, sutlers, whatever. For women who don't reenact but like the idea and are thinking about taking the plunge. For women who want to watch from the sidelines and just like to schmooze about it.

 

Bring your firelock, bring your long guns, bring your love of history or whatever you have to the party!

 

We have some great folks already that are a mix of women who shoulder firelocks in the ranks, and women who interpret distaff and civilian life.

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[community profile] monstrous_regiment is a new community for women to discuss military subjects.

What this community is about

Military history and military fandoms are sometimes seen as "boys' interests". If a woman expresses interest -- whether academic, fannish, or just as a hobby -- it's often seen as an oddity.

This community exists as a space for women to talk about the military and related topics: history, historiography, culture, representations in media, book/tv/film reviews, research, fannish creations and meta, etc.

Anything related to the military or to military conflict is welcome. To be explicit, "military" includes any military force (incl. navy, air force, etc), whether real or fictional, past, present, or future.

On being a women-centric community

This community exists to provide a space for women to talk about military subjects. We take a broad definition of "woman", and if you identify as one, then we include you. We don't require any assertion or test to qualify for membership -- in fact anyone may join -- but we ask that those who don't identify as women respect the space we've set up here, and don't try to usurp the conversation (whether in posts or comments).

Where the name comes from

The term "Monstrous Regiment" originally comes from a 16th century political tract called The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women, complaining about female heads of state at the time (especially Mary I of England and Mary Queen of Scots). Monstrous Regiment is also the title of a humorous fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, part of the Discworld series, about a girl who runs away to join the army, and which contains considerable commentary on women and the military.

If you're interested in military stuff, please join/subscribe to [community profile] monstrous_regiment!

(Mods, this probably needs additional tags, though I'm not sure what... military? women?)
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Announcing a new community, [community profile] queering_holmes, for discussions about Sherlock Holmes and queerness. This is not a slash community, though it is fan friendly; rather, it is a community for thoughtful meta, research, and academic/scholarly discussions about queerness in Sherlock Holmes canon and in the Holmesian period. A (non-exhaustive) list of on-topic subjects:

* history of homosexuality in the Holmesian era
* queer interpretations of the text
* reviews of related books/articles/etc
* close readings/recs/reviews of pastiches/fanworks in light of queer history/theory/etc
* investigations of gender/masculinity/etc in Sherlock Holmes
* forms of queerness other than homosexuality
* discussions of eg. orientalism, colonialism, class or other related subjects/approaches

Of course the Sherlock Holmes books, movies, TV series, and various other adaptations and related works are all on-topic.

(Mods, should there be an LGBTQ tag?)
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If you have a passion for trowels, old stuff, and playing in the dirt, than check out [community profile] archaeology_weekly!

A place for posting links about cool archaeology things or just chatting about the merits of ancient civilizations. It's just starting up, but there will soon be a weekly update of archaeological proportions for interesting news/discoveries in archaeology amongst other general posts.

Grab a shovel and dig into [community profile] archaeology_weekly!!
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[community profile] age_of_sail, for fannish discussion of any fandoms set in the 18th-19th centuries, especially those of a naval nature. Examples include Pirates of the Caribbean, Hornblower, Master and Commander, etc, though we also welcome non-naval fandoms such as Jane Austen, Temeraire, Georgette Heyer, and the like. Fanfic, art, vids, meta, history geeking, and so on.

Right now the [community profile] age_of_sail communitity is in the middle of an Age of Sail Anonymous Kink Meme, so now's a great time to come join us!

[community profile] what_ho_chaps, for fandoms set between WW1 and WW2, such as Jeeves and Wooster, Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries, Brideshead Revisted, etc etc. Fic, art, discussion, whatever. Pip pip!

[community profile] kink_finders, for finding fanfic that features your kinks, whatever they may be. We take a broad definition of "kink" -- anything that excites you, whether it's sexual, narrative, or whatever -- and welcome non-fandom-specific requests of all kinds.

(Mods: can we get a tag for "history" please?)

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