tzikeh: kindle (kindle)
We all know that Archive of our Own can automatically convert any fanfiction hosted there into various different formats (mobi, epub, pdf, html). That is but one reason that AO3 is so freakin’ awesome.

Unfortunately, there is no such option for fanfiction that’s hosted at livejournal or dreamwidth.

However, there is an easy (and free!) method to do so at Instapaper!

First, go get a free account at Instapaper. You will automatically get a bookmark called “read later.” (I installed it on my toolbar and renamed it “saved to instapaper.”)

Now, the main purpose of Instapaper is simply to bookmark stuff you’ve found online that you really want to read, but don’t have the time or inclination once you first come across it. Clicking on the “read later” bookmark will save the article to your instapaper account. When you want to read it, go to your account and click it.

On your account page, to the right, you will see "FOLDERS." You want to create a folder named whatever the piece of fiction is named. (Actually you could name is FRED if you want, but whatever.) Move the piece of fanfiction to that folder. Then, open the folder, so that the only thing displayed in the main screen is that story.

Once you have the piece of fanfiction saved to the folder, go ahead and click the format you want to download it as (“Printable,” “Kindle,” or “ePub”), and blam: it downloads the story, in the chosen format, to your computer. Sync your ereader, and there it is. (Kindle 3 users can also have it emailed directly to their Kindle.) Once you’ve done that, click “archive” or “delete” on the article (piece of fanfiction), and you’re done.

But what if the story is multiple chapters in multiple entries?

No problem—it just takes a little longer.

Make a folder at Instapaper for the story, just like you would for a single-chapter story.

Go to each lj entry of the story, and save each one to your Instapaper account. Make sure you get them all.

Go to your Instapaper account.

There’s a “move” link under each saved entry. “Move” each part of the story to the folder you’ve created. This is the part where you want to be careful: you have to move the last chapter FIRST, then the second-to-last chapter, etc. This saves them the last chapter at the bottom, etc., and the first chapter will be at the top.

Select the folder. You should see all of the chapters listed.

Click on the format you want to download.

Done.

If this doesn't work for you (it's possible I've missed out a step just by dint of having done it so often that I haven't simplified it enough), let me know and I can walk you through it.

Enjoy!

(N.B.: This probably works at other fanfiction archives, but I haven’t personally tested it, so I can’t say for certain.)
tzikeh: (hobbit - the ring)

I distinctly remember Bernard Hill talking about how the armorers etched symbols and such on the *inside* of his breastplate--something that no one who went to the movie would see, but he would. I have looked through the "costume" behind the scenes thing, and the "WETA" behind the scenes thing on the appendices disks for Fellowship, and I can't imagine where else it might live.

Anyone out there have the super-geek mojo to remember where it is?
tzikeh: (shakespeare - hed pastede on yay - bad g)

I find this way, way funnier than it actually is.

tzikeh: (fuck you)

That is, if this is for real. Can anyone reading who might be at NYU, or in the area, confirm?




Text (transcribed as-is): *Remember Chick-Fil-A is a Christian company. We strive to have our values reflected in our employees. Please be prepared to discuss your religion, family history, personal relationships etc. upon interviewing. Chick-Fil-A reserves the right to question, in detail, your sexual relationship history. The Bible and Chick-Fil-A, define a traditional relationship as consisting of a man and woman. Anyone living a life of sin need not apply. The Chick-Fila-A Foundation. God, Family, Tradition. Chickfilafoundation.com press@chickfilafoundation.com.


It's Nathan Poe's world; we just live in it. What the motherfucking fuck is going on in this country.

If this turns out to be real, and you choose to eat at Chick-Fil-A? Never tell me, because I get violently angry about this shit All Too Easily these days.
tzikeh: (star wars AT-AT headdesk)
Things not to eat while watching The Walking Dead:

  • chili
  • wings
  • mac & cheese
  • Thai food
  • Chinese food
  • Mexican food
  • Italian food

  • food

  • of any kind

  • ever
tzikeh: (house - wtf - incredulity - suspicion)
If anyone can find this, I will be yours forever.

The only thing I can remember is that there is a line in it that is very close to this:

"When the fog lifted, there was only Buffy and Christ."

OR

"When the fog cleared, it was just Buffy and Christ."

Google turns up nothing.

IF YOU KNOW WHERE THIS FIC LIVES, I AM DESPERATE FOR A LINK.
tzikeh: (Default)

Please consider linking people here?

My good friend [personal profile] basingstoke's cat went missing yesterday. Brown tabby, bald patch on her spine, tip of her ear missing. Eight and a half pounds. Her name is Caroline, but she answers to the sound of a spoon tapping on her dinner bowl. Last seen wearing a red harness and green leash near the elementary school on Pennsylvania Ave in West Mifflin. Email ekotsgnisab@gmail.com with any information.


tzikeh: (internet - epic shit)
Buzzfeed posted a list of the 90 Best Tumblr Blogs of 2011.

I can't vouch for all of them, but it's a good place to start!

I'm going to make a list of my own Tumblr blog recs soon, so watch this space! (Or watch my tumblr account, where I'll probably post it first.)

"Follow this Tumblr" rec for the day: Race to the Stone Age, a brand-spanking-new tumblr that keeps track of the things each of our (i.e. Americans') 50 states are doing that move that particular state back in time. Each move is accorded points; the tumblr's owner is working to create a ranked list so we can see which states are the best at running backwards in time!

Anyone can submit news from their local or state government, whether it's a backwards or forwards move.

N.B.: Race to the Stone Age just got recced on a very popular tumblr, so the owner is scrambling to ramp up. Be patient; I think this one's going to be a big winner.
tzikeh: (grad school - slate - wtf)

In order to move on to the next round of interviews for a tutor/teaching job, I have to TAKE THE ACT.

#1 -- I took the SAT, not the ACT, and they are not the same.
#2 -- I took the SAT TWENTY-FOUR YEARS AGO.

... I am going to have to learn trig all over again.

What is my life.
tzikeh: (question - inquiry - bafflement)

I *know* I know this line, but I can't remember from where. It sounds like it could be Sorkin, but who knows.

(The words might not be exact, but it's very much like this, if not.)

"I know there's some combination of words that I could use to make you forgive me, so could we just pretend that I said those words and skip to the next part?"

Can anyone help me out here?

My tumblr

Feb. 17th, 2012 12:44 pm
tzikeh: (spamalot post that goes like this)

It occurs to me that I've been spending far more time on tumblr than on lj or dw recently. That's likely to swing back in the near future, but I see on my flist/dwircle (I hate that term) that some of you are starting to jump on tumblr. So, if you want to find me, here I am:

tzikeh.tumblr.com

What you're likely to find there:

All things Sherlock
Downton Abbey stuff
The Hobbit stuff
Mark Reads/Watches stuff
Nerdfighter stuff
general fannish glee
lefty liberal politics
grammar talk
photos/gifsets of attractive celebs being attractive
eye-rolling at stupidity
random hilarity
cool shit I find on the Internet
occasional gifs I create
and other awesomeness

So, basically, what you'd find here, except it's often there instead.

The thing to know about tumblr is that it moves much, much faster than lj -- people post eight, nine, ten times a day. So if you're just looking at one tumblr (e.g. mine), you might see like, five posts in a row about basically the same thing, because that's how conversations are carried out on tumblr. It's unwieldy, but that's how fans have decided to use it.

(Tumblr skews younger (MUCH, MUCH YOUNGER), so there are occasional "please stop making me cry with your ignorance" posts, but by and large it's a good time.)
tzikeh: (grammar)

A discussion about New York bagels and the term "schmear" meaning "a thick layer of cream cheese" turned into a discussion of the impact a specific subculture can have on the dominant language. Since those kind of thoughts tend to stick around in my particular brand of brain, that led to this poll.

Poll #9501 Oy vey iz mir, I
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 186


I was raised Jewish/culturally Jewish, and I have used the following Yiddish words in conversation:

View Answers

bubbeleh
19 (50.0%)

bubkes/bupkis
23 (60.5%)

chutzpah
37 (97.4%)

dreck
29 (76.3%)

farklempt/verklempt
21 (55.3%)

farkakte
10 (26.3%)

feh
25 (65.8%)

kibitz (not to be confused with "kibbutz")
27 (71.1%)

kitsch
33 (86.8%)

klutz
38 (100.0%)

kvell
20 (52.6%)

l'chaim
28 (73.7%)

maven
20 (52.6%)

mazel tov
34 (89.5%)

mensch
34 (89.5%)

meshugenah
25 (65.8%)

mishegoss
20 (52.6%)

nebbish
20 (52.6%)

nosh
30 (78.9%)

nudnik
16 (42.1%)

oy and/or variants (oy vey / oy gevalt / oy vey iz mir)
35 (92.1%)

plotz
16 (42.1%)

putz
27 (71.1%)

schlepp
35 (92.1%)

schlock
24 (63.2%)

schlong
20 (52.6%)

schlub
18 (47.4%)

schmaltz
28 (73.7%)

schmear
28 (73.7%)

schmo
19 (50.0%)

schmuck
34 (89.5%)

schmutz
25 (65.8%)

schnook
8 (21.1%)

schtick
28 (73.7%)

schvitz
10 (26.3%)

schmatte
16 (42.1%)

shmooze
33 (86.8%)

shpiel
32 (84.2%)

tchotchke (pronounced "chahch-key")
35 (92.1%)

trayfe
20 (52.6%)

tsuris
16 (42.1%)

tuchus
24 (63.2%)

yenta
25 (65.8%)

zaftig
23 (60.5%)

I was NOT raised Jewish/culturally Jewish, and I have used the following Yiddish words in conversation:

View Answers

bubbeleh
29 (19.6%)

bubkes/bupkis
83 (56.1%)

chutzpah
126 (85.1%)

dreck
101 (68.2%)

farklempt/verklempt
83 (56.1%)

farkakte
16 (10.8%)

feh
75 (50.7%)

kibitz (not to be confused with "kibbutz")
85 (57.4%)

kitsch
127 (85.8%)

klutz
136 (91.9%)

kvell
21 (14.2%)

l'chaim
51 (34.5%)

maven
57 (38.5%)

mazel tov
95 (64.2%)

mensch
69 (46.6%)

meshugenah
42 (28.4%)

mishegoss
18 (12.2%)

nebbish
51 (34.5%)

nosh
74 (50.0%)

nudnik
20 (13.5%)

oy and/or variants (oy vey / oy gevalt / oy vey iz mir)
120 (81.1%)

plotz
37 (25.0%)

putz
99 (66.9%)

schlepp
124 (83.8%)

schlock
75 (50.7%)

schlong
72 (48.6%)

schlub
56 (37.8%)

schmaltz
102 (68.9%)

schmear
66 (44.6%)

schmo
40 (27.0%)

schmuck
127 (85.8%)

schmutz
62 (41.9%)

schnook
20 (13.5%)

schtick
90 (60.8%)

schvitz
15 (10.1%)

schmatte
11 (7.4%)

shmooze
112 (75.7%)

shpiel
101 (68.2%)

tchotchke (pronounced "chahch-key")
115 (77.7%)

trayfe
21 (14.2%)

tsuris
15 (10.1%)

tuchus
54 (36.5%)

yenta
92 (62.2%)

zaftig
74 (50.0%)

tzikeh: (music - penguins)
THIS IS NOT IN THE SCORE.


If you can read sheet music, you can probably figure this out (hint: hum the red notes--but allegro, not lento). If not, you still might get it. If you're stumped, I've put the answer under the cut.

What are those red notes anyway? )
tzikeh: (question - inquiry - bafflement)

This can be in fandom or on the 'net in general, but fandom would be more appreciated. Here are the parameters I need:

  • The person in question asked for donations, either for themselves or for "a friend"
  • The situation requiring the donations was eventually proven to be untrue.


It can't be someone who never asked for money, but other people decided to do a whip-round anyway. It has to be someone who directly solicited donations.

Links in comments most appreciated. Thank you!

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