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Have you ever come out of the cinema saying "That's two hours of my life I'll never get back"? Read a book recently that made you want to throw it across the room? Did last night's TV make your brain bleed?

Get it off your chest and spare other people the pain. [community profile] anti_recs is the place to post your reviews of things you wish you'd left well alone, whether they jump gleefully aboard the fail bus, ought to have a trigger warning, or are just boring or incomprehensible. Crossposts and links to posts on your own journal welcome.
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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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Interested in opera? Please check out the brand-new community [community profile] operatics, for any and all things related to opera, from performance to fanworks. Discuss your favorite singers, your favorite operas, your favorite roles -- or your favorite YouTube videos. Fic or fanmixes also welcome.
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[community profile] product_junkies is your one stop shop community for beauty and grooming products! If you want to talk make-up, perfume, hair products, bath and body products, face stuff and moisturizes, or beauty tools, this is the place. We welcome product reviews and discussion, recs for beauty blogs or YouTube gurus, pictures of your awesome manicure or your latest Ulta haul, requests for recommendations and pretty much anything you can bring back to beauty products. We also allow sales/swap posts if you're looking to get rid of that nail polish or bottle of BPAL or you have a beauty related etsy you're welcome to post.

We're a little slow right now and we'd love to see more traffic, so come on over and tell us about what beauty product you're into right now.
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[community profile] sps, or Slushpile Sleuths, was created for ebook reviews after discussion at the Mobileread forums. (They also wanted a short URL so it was easy to remember & share around away from DW, hence the abbreviation.) It's intended to focus on indie and self-published ebooks, rather than the mainstream ones that get plenty of reviews for the print versions that (mostly) work for the ebook versions.

I expect a lot of reviews about Smashwords books, but Lulu and Feedbooks are also welcome, along with reviews for author releases at their own sites.

Indie ebook quality is hit and miss, and they're scattered on so many different sites that there's no nice simple software to show which ones are read and liked most. This needs people. I had grand thoughts of a template and tagging system and teams of readers coordinating their efforts... apparently, it's not gonna happen like that. At least not right away. I'm perfectly happy with "just throw your commentary about specific ebooks here," and we'll sort out reviewing options later.

So come join [community profile] sps, and either review the ebooks you've read, even if it's just a link and "I liked this! Hot!" or "Don't waste your time; the typo-monster ate this one," or read what other people have to say and maybe find some gems you would've overlooked.

You can also join [community profile] ebooks for ebook sources, ereader advice, and conversion tips. Or just grumbling about how your favorite childhood books aren't available as ebooks yet.
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[community profile] crowdfunding was created 9/9/10 and actively seeks new members.  This community exists to connect creative people and patrons of the arts.  Early posts offer background information on crowdfunding and how to practice it as a creator or donor.  Crowdfunded projects will be added to the community's Links list as people announce them, with priority given to projects hosted here on DW or at least run by somebody with a DW account.  

This doesn't closely match extant tags, so I made my best guesses.  I recommend adding "networking" as a tag.

What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding (aka Cyberfunded Creativity) is a new, growing business model. It allows creative folks such as writers and artists to sell their goods and services directly to online audiences. It enables viewers to support their favorite creators, which encourages them to produce more goodies. It cuts out the middleman. CFC can be done through blogs or personal websites, in assorted variations.  For a good example of a crowdfunding project, check out the serial [personal profile] wonder_city.

What this community offers for creative people:
Use [community profile] crowdfunding to promote your crowdfunded projects and reach a wider audience. You may explain how your particular CFC project works: what you produce, what crowdfunding model you use, what your perks are, etc. You can ask for people's input on projects or decisions when you aren't sure what you want to do. Discussions of CFC theory and practice, success or failure, are also welcome. All kinds of creativity are welcome: writing, art, music, webcomics, crafts, etc.

What this community offers for patrons:
Use [community profile] crowdfunding to find new projects to view and/or support. You may also share your exciting discoveries of projects that you think other viewers might enjoy. Give creators feedback about what kinds of methods or perks you like. Compare/contrast cyberfunded creativity with conventional business models. Full reviews of CFC offerings are especially welcome.

For service providers and seekers:
In cyberfunded creativity, the creator has to do or hire everything. Use [community profile] crowdfunding to find freelance artists, editors, programmers, etc. to handle aspects of your project that lie outside your own skills. Likewise, promote what you can do for potential customers. In both cases, mention if you're open to barter -- this works especially well with matched skill sets such as swapping writing for art or editing for writing. Post thoughtfully and don't spam.
susanreads: my avatar, a white woman with brown hair and glasses (Default)
[personal profile] susanreads
Have you ever come out of the cinema saying "That's two hours of my life I'll never get back"? Read a book recently that made you want to throw it across the room? Did last night's TV make your brain bleed?

Get it off your chest and spare other people the pain. [community profile] anti_recs is the place to post your reviews of things you wish you'd left well alone, whether they jump gleefully aboard the fail bus, ought to have a trigger warning, or are just boring or incomprehensible. Crossposts and links to posts on your own journal welcome.
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Have you ever encountered a fictional character that the author intended you to think wonderful or sympathetic, and just found them really, really annoying? Not the ones they intended to be annoying, the ones they just assume you will love? The author thought they were creating a romantic, brooding, angsty hero but what comes over is a passive-aggressive pouter? or expects you to sympathise with their ever-so-sensitive heroine struggling against the vicissitudes of her existence when you can't stop thinking 'snap out of it and get a life'?

Don't you think these characters would be all the better for being repeatedly slapped around the chops with a wet codfish?

Come over and join [community profile] codswallopers!

Polls currently still open:
Wuther My Codfish (Wuthering Heights)
Pride and Codfish (Jane Austen characters)
Slap that cod (general section)
Death of a Codfish: the annoying detectives poll

And soliciting nominations for the 'Is this a codfish I see before me' Shakespearean character most in need of a wet codfish across the chops.

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