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.
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.
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.
labyrinthine is a fan community for Sarah Monette, primarily her Doctrine of Labyrinth books but also her Booth/Bone Key books.
To try and shore up the Age of Sail/blackpowder/history content I have created a new comm, 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.
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 monstrous_regiment!
(Mods, this probably needs additional tags, though I'm not sure what... military? women?)
* 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?)
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 archaeology_weekly!!
Right now the 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!
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!
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?)