Setting up AO3 Feeds on Tumblr
I’ve worked out a pretty easy way to get AO3 fandom notifications on tumblr using the IFTTT service, yay. :) If there’s a fandom where you’d like to get all the story notifications on your dash, here’s how to do it:
1) See if someone else has already done all the work for you by looking in the #ao3feed announcement tag or just seeing if there’s an ao3feed-[fandom] blog already set up. If so, follow that blog. You’re done!
2) If not, set up a tumblr blog and named it ao3feed-[fandom] so other people can find it easily (eg, I’ve created ao3feed-thor for the Thor movie). You can use whatever theme you want. Keep in mind the entries are all going to be plain text.
3) Go to ifttt, create an account for this feed, activate the Tumblr channel, and select the new ao3feed-whatever blog as the blog that the account will post to. (At the time I write this, ifttt.com only allows you to post to one tumblr blog per account, so you have to make a new ifttt account for each feed you want to set up. Annoying!)
4) Now you need the AO3 feed URL: browse to the fandom that you want to follow on the AO3 and copy the URL from the RSS feed:
5) Go to the ifttt recipe I’ve created for AO3 feeds and REPLACE the Thor feed URL with the one you just copied.
6) Also add one or more tags for your fandom:
7) Click “Use Recipe”
8) Hover anxiously over the Tumblr blog refreshing until the first story appears. (This won’t happen until someone posts a new story to that fandom tag! So if you have made a feed for Super Obscure Fandom you may have a wait, alas.)
9) Tell people you’ve set up a new feed under the #ao3feed announcement hashtag!
So this is interesting. There’s a masterlist here. Needs more homestuck. :3
I set up a davekat feed just to see if I could.
How fast can you type?
That earlier post got me interested. As I mentioned, I type non-standard, mostly with my pointer fingers. I took this test a couple times and I type ~72 words/minute, ~1 typo/minute. Which is apparently pretty decent for two fingers (although not typist fast). Suck it, proper typing.
I wanna know how the rest of y’all do! :)
50-70 is apparently average for people who type regularly in their occupation, and 30 is average for the general population. Broader context (y’all know I like graphs, right?), here’s one study’s results:
Similar results from a different study:
I’m really curious how the tumblr crowd falls out.
Also I’d be interested to know if anybody else has an unusual typing… quirk…
ok, I see what happened there. o.o
Really being in fandom has been a weird and wonderful experience for me, since before Homestuck, the way I enjoyed things was often as a solitary or small-group experience among friends I already had, where we’d get into something for a little while and then move on together to something else. Now there’s something like a hundred people I wouldn’t have met if I hadn’t rage-read through Acts 1-5 and started role-playing and drawing and writing fanfiction. And now I see people reblogging the stuff my queue posts through the day and when I go to check them out, I realize I’ve read and loved their work for ages, and it’s such a surreal experience to feel that energy and talent cycling around this one shared thing that I have to sit and breathe, “Wow.”
I never really had that before. I’ve admired people from afar but never had them shout “HEY WHAT’S UP WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS THING” across the creator-consumer divide, not to this degree.
This. Exactly this. Thanks for putting it into words, Asher.
I’m really glad I’ve gotten to be a part of all the craziness and interactivity and meta that is Homestuck fandom, and also just generally great people on Tumblr from all over. I like seeing all the art and fic and ideas building on each other and going back and forth (and even into the comic because Hussie is brilliant) and also all the connections and mini-communities that form.
Not an experience I’ve had before—I tend very much to the ‘lurking quietly in the background’ method of internet engagement—but it’s been ridiculously rewarding to creep out a bit and get to interact with everyone.
You all rock. <3
….trying to write a lightning bug verse davekat ficlet but it’s been 3 pages and so far it’s all just dave and hal being smartasses together
neither of them knows how to stop
dave hasn’t even made it through the shuttle door
if dave actually lived on this ship nobody would ever get anything done
“I Am A: True Neutral Half-Orc Bard (4th Level)”
Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)
A Lawful Good human paladin/wizard? Could I possibly BE any more boring? At least the wizard part’s kind of cool. How come I keep shaking down to Lawful Good, though? I must be a total chump.
Chaotic Good human ranger/wizard (1st/2nd level)
That’s way better than the first time I did that quiz.
lawful good human sorcerer, 6th level.
with lawful neutral, elf, and ranger coming close seconds.
sounds about right. :D
Lawful Good Human Sorcerer (1st Level)
I like it, thought lawful and neutral good were almost tied
True Neutral Gnome Cleric (3rd level).
My alignment scores skewed ‘not evil’ and then were pretty much all over the map. My class scores, on the other hand, were basically pure cleric. Being a gnome sounds interesting, too!
“Gnomes are in wide demand as alchemists, inventors, and technicians, though most prefer to remain among their own kind in simple comfort. Gnomes adore animals, gems, and jokes, especially pranks. They love to learn by personal experience, and are always trying new ways to build things.”
Let’s Be Outcasts (cyborg!AR & Li’l Seb) (Kankri/AR) ch 8/?
Part 2 of cyber!bunny Apocalypse ‘verse (tumblr)
There’s a reason the Ebon Empire stopped trying to make cybernetically enhanced trolls.
They all went insane.
In which AR discovers that kidnapping rarely solves more problems than it creates, Mituna breaks out of a lab (with some help), and Seb continues to take good care of his Bro.
Pairings: AR/Lil’ Seb (bros); AR/Kankri; Mituna/Latula; AR/Mituna (pale)
Excerpt: “…Did you just call me condescending. Is that seriously a thing you did.”
You learn three things about Kankri Vantas by watching him sunrunning.
He’s good at this, movements focused and athletic in a way you hadn’t expected. He hugs the shadows and darts across patches of light, adapting his path on the fly to take full advantage of cover without ever once stopping or falling behind. You can’t exactly call it graceful, but there’s an efficiency and forethought of movement that reminds you of parkour.
He’s quiet, which is something else you weren’t expecting. Silent, actually, which is so surreal your eyes keep going back to him just to check that he’s still with you.
Just got Chapter 8 of Outcasts back from beta. Brace for impact. ;)
“Are you mad?” Seb asks him.
“Not at all,” Kankri says, not looking up from his plate.
“You seem mad.”