Dear FemslashEx Writer or Artist...

Aug. 16th, 2017 10:04 pm
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Full letter with prompts to come ASAP. The letter below is incomplete.

Dear FemslashEx Writer or Artist,

Thank you so much for writing for me! This is my first time doing FemslashEx, so I'm really excited.

(I only requested art for one fandom; however, if anyone is moved to do an art treat for me in any of them, I would absolutely love that.)

Loves, DNWs, and notes/prompts for my fandoms (Aliens, Carrie, Original Work, Star Trek: Classic Timeline, and X/1999 below cut). Read more... )

I did not get even 7 hours of sleep.

Aug. 16th, 2017 10:03 pm
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
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Kid didn't do well either, with a nuclear nightmare. *growling* Their dad got up and stayed with them for that, though, which was good, as I got to bed sometime around 4:30 in the morning.

Then, before noon, we got TWO gods-blighted illegal telemarketer scam robocalls, and then I was awake. *growls more*

But today was long drive day, and kid and otherparent went while I stayed home.

Look what I managed to get up! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/742848
...tomorrow, hopefully, I will have enough brain to fix all the errors that got through. >_>

Havva Quote
arcangel | Spouse: Percy, stop trying to plug your nose into the USB-c port.

Havva Quote
O••••• says, “Getting severely sleepy here.”
K_______ says, “Yeah”
w~~~~~~~ says, “Take a close look around for sneaky hypnotists?”
O••••• says, “It could be the fact that I fell asleep late and had to get up at 6 am :)”
w~~~~~~~ says, “Bah, that would be too much of the sensible explanation.”
K_______ says, “Around here, it's because the clouds are coming in and it's getting dark”
O••••• says, “There is someone outside the office playing the accordion. It feels a bit absurd to discuss deeply technical issues with background music.”


INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

UPDATE: Nazis Fuck Off Rally

Aug. 16th, 2017 10:17 am
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Looks like the Nazi scum saw how many people planned to show up to stand up to them in LA, and ran like the cowards they are. Apparently the Venice Nazi rally has been cancelled (but Nazi rallies are still planned in other cities). But it looks like OUR rally is still on, whether the Nazis show up or not.

I will keep updating but if our rally is happening, I'll still be there. I think it's important to show our solidarity and fire. Hey, just talking about showing up chased the Nazis out of LA before they even came - let's give them crowd photos to haunt their dreams and keep them out.

NIF: eps 47-9, Xia Jiang's Attack

Aug. 16th, 2017 09:30 am
sartorias: Mei Changs (MC)
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This is the second climax, as tense and emotionally powerful as the Hunting Lodge battle--and there is a third to come.

One of the many things I love about this series is that now, so near the end, it could easily have descending into all grim all the time, but first there was Nie’s surprise reappearance, and then Lin Chen strolls in, and proceeds to tease absolutely everybody with his insouciant wisecracking and unruffled competence.

The result is, the serious scenes still hit with resonating impact, carrying all the emotional velocity of the storyline so far, but we get these delightful moments of relief and delight that keep emotional reaction swinging from bright to dark and back again.

Read more... )

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Aug. 16th, 2017 06:23 am
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Good article from Tara Brach on relaxing the over-controller and letting life happen. I see a lot of this in myself, not so much as in the past but not gone.

http://blog.tarabrach.com/2017/08/relaxing-over-controller-letting-life.html

Happy Wednesday, flist.

Still hating Nazis here.

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Aug. 16th, 2017 07:18 am
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I don't know why I'm so hard on myself, I really don't. Around 11:30 a.m. yesterday I started feeling panic because I hadn't yet started two important projects I had planned to tackle that morning. But then I made myself think back to what I had already accomplished since waking, and felt better:

* Fixed the shower head
* Showered
* Found some things Shiremom was looking for
* Went through two cartons and found places for everything
* Walked Pippin 3 times (once in the rain)
* Went through the mail
* Tried in vain to figure out what the switch in the hallway is attached to
* Tried in vain, for a third time, to get someone at the Social Security Admin. to answer the phone
* Ate breakfast and lunch
* Went online and printed out new voter registration forms
* Enjoyed reading recent posts on Dreamwidth and LJ
* Responded to sweet comments
* Found the light bulbs and set up a few lamps
* Moved my bed to a new position
* Sent two texts and one email

It's been less than a week since the moving van arrived, and Shiremom and I have a lot already. I'm proud of us. :)
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
As this is the third day in a row I have not managed that. About 6 hours. Ugh. How am I gonna fix up the translation cover at this rate??

Plus I sliced myself -- not very much, hardly more than a papercut -- with the box-cutter when trying to break down an empty litterbox for the recycle pile. I held the edges together (it was not really necessary; as I say, hardly more than a papercut, but those few layers were gaping apart kind of oogily) and made the spouse get me a bandaid. It stung till a bit after the bandaid got put on, and now it only twinges a little.

(And to reiterate, it's no worse than many a cat-scratch I've had in the past.)

Havva Quote
O••••• says, “Getting severely sleepy here.”
K_______ says, “Yeah”
w~~~~~~~ says, “Take a close look around for sneaky hypnotists?”
O••••• says, “It could be the fact that I fell asleep late and had to get up at 6 am :)”
w~~~~~~~ says, “Bah, that would be too much of the sensible explanation.”
K_______ says, “Around here, it's because the clouds are coming in and it's getting dark”
O••••• says, “There is someone outside the office playing the accordion. It feels a bit absurd to discuss deeply technical issues with background music.”


INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

(no subject)

Aug. 15th, 2017 04:21 pm
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Hey there -- anyone out there have any experience using SlingTV? I have it now but might not keep it since I seem to have mostly gotten rid of my urges to watch live TV. But still -- I figured it might be nice for $20/month though now that I have it, I don't watch it hardly at all plus performance issues so far.

Signed,
Dangerous gun-rejecting alt-left radical JewBu

Hey flisties! We're dangerous alt-lefties! Fine with me.
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The "alt-right," aka LITERAL NAZIS like the ones who murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, is planning a protest in Los Angeles this Saturday. Here's what I found when I went looking for a counter-protest. I will be there.

Obviously, this could be dangerous. But I am not letting LITERAL NAZIS march in my city unopposed. Besides, it could be a great opportunity:



Please let me know if you're going, so we can rideshare or try to meet up or something.

Defend Diversity: Fight to Protect Diversity Policies in the Workplace!!

Public · Hosted by Defend Movement and Build the Peoples' Democratic Workers' Party

Saturday at 12 PM - 3:30 PM

340 Main St, Venice, California 90291

Black Nerd + Confederate

Aug. 15th, 2017 06:16 pm
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      . . . . Don't miss it, peoples!  For Black Nerd's recap of G-O-T's season 7, ep 5, "Eastwatch" -- go here.

[ " Jaime for real shook cuz dude done seen some shit. He like, yo, that scorpion? Was like a splinter to that big winged fire droppin’ bastard. We. Can’t. Win. Cersei is like, yo, you killed her pops and I sit on the throne, I don’t think she about that peace, fam. Then Jaime tries to tell Cersei that Lady Olenna gave up the ghost and the murder inc to Jaime before she died. She told him that it was her that murdered Joffrey and not Tyrion. Cersei was basically like, yeah, that’s fake news. Cersei ain’t trying to hear these alternative facts man. Cersei the type to claim the confederacy is about southern pride and nothing to do with slavery. Sorry, that’s even too far a stretch for a fantasy epic like Thrones. People don’t actually believe that shit… "

. . . . Oh shit, Bran not being fucking useless sighting. Warg in the sheets is controlling a whole group of ravens (an unkindness, if you will) out from Winterfell, beyond the Wall and into some Planet Earth BBC footage. They finally come over the hill and see a massive army of White Nationalists Walkers carrying Tiki torches weapons with the singular goal of destroying the lives of everyone that isn’t like them. Warg Ravens out here getting the lay of the land, seeing the size of this army when finally Ice King Magneto look up and make them muthafuckas scatter. So, we gonna learn what this connection is fam? Why can Ice King Magneto see the truth like he performed human transmutation or some shit? Why he got Bran shook every time he look at him through the portal and shit. Bran act like he Debo. I be quiet when he around, but when he leave, I be warging again  " ]
 

As for "People don't actually believe that shit ..." HBO & D&D are determined to go ahead with Confederate.

When they gonna learn that white supremacy is fake news?
 

Intrusions

Aug. 15th, 2017 01:15 pm
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Random quote of the day:

“Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.”

—Saul Bellow, Herzog

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

sartorias: Mei Changs (MC)
[personal profile] sartorias
At this point, it is impossible to stop watching no matter how many times I view this story.

Prince Yu is so much like a cracked diamond, brilliant but flawed. But he goes out as he came in, on his own terms, however morally suspect they might be.

Then there is Prince Jing determined to discover the truth. He does discover the truth. But.

Amid all the emotional strife, there is an awesome surprise . . .
Read more... )

la niña juega con su sombra

Aug. 15th, 2017 07:52 am
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Spanish Duolingo often has intriguing or provocative sentences for you to translate. This post's subject line was one I got last night:



(The girl plays with her shadow)

The child plays with her shadow
Jumping, jumping
To free her playmate
From the tether of her feet



Tooth is okay.

Aug. 14th, 2017 10:11 pm
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
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It's chipped, and now my grin will be more distinctive. But it didn't get past the part that's enamel. Dentist says that if it chips further, I can come in and he can build a little ledge on it so it'll be the same length as the other one. Sanded down some of the sharper bits that were being Ohs Noes Wrong. But not at risk for nerve damage or cavities, yay!

In other news, going to bed at 4am is not good when I have a before-noon dentist appointment, and I am sleepy.

And hormonal. Have not been taking my B-complex regularly and SO MUCH RANDOM MOOD CRASH. Bah.

Please continue good thoughts for my friend.

Havva Quote
f___ says, “Anne resolutely treats failures as 'an opportunity for another engineering solution.' Gosh, I like her.”
f___ says, “They are fusing a lawnmower and a bike. This cannot possibly go wrong.”
[...]
f___ says, “Oh no, the self-driving whirling blades of plant-cutting doom robot has gone astray! Who could have guessed?”
--more Annedroids commentary; I like it when this happens on the MUSH.


INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

(no subject)

Aug. 14th, 2017 10:32 am
baranduin: (sea and women from willow_cabin)
[personal profile] baranduin
Good morning, flist.

I haven't been posting much at all lately other than in my meditation filter for the last couple weeks. So I'd best make a list of random good stuff.


  1. Am on episode 20 out of 56 in the Ramayan series, hugely enjoying this, especially now that Ravana showed up starting in episode 17. The guy playing Rama makes me think of Jake Gyllenhall every time I see his face.
  2. Harry and MF continue to sort of hang out together. Harry has started stalking MF and sneaking up on him for a quick strike, which makes MF jump about 5 feet up in the air. The nice thing is there are no subsequent hostilities so maybe they're starting to play? I don't know.
  3. I took out all my cups and dishes out of their cabinets to clean the cabinets and boy did they need it. But there's something so satisfying about doing that, especially putting everything back on the shelves once they're cleaned.
  4. Mann's Nourish Bowls are kind of delicious. I've tried the kale chipotle one and liked it a lot. Lots of veg, doable carb amount, and quite a lot of protein, plus tasty.
  5. It rained yesterday and was cool.


Also:

I HATE NAZIS. Don't care what century they're from or what country they're from. They might even be the leader of the free world and still be a Nazi, and you know what? I hate 'em all. My father did not dismantle live bombs during WWII (and have nightmares the rest of his life) to have this happen. He was a conservative Republican and HE HATED NAZIS, he even married a stateless Russian Jew, not bad for a good old boy from the Panhandle of Texas.

Radio Shirebound is back on the air!

Aug. 14th, 2017 01:25 pm
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[personal profile] shirebound
Wowee, I don't know where to start, except to say that I'm NEVER MOVING AGAIN. Never ever. The past weeks have been intense, but 7 days of 400-miles-a-day driving got us to New Jersey just hours before the moving van -- which had taken a different route across the country -- pulled up in front of the cute little house Shiremom and I will be renting from my brother. We've only really had time to unpack the essentials, stack up unopened boxes to go through as we find the time, find the supermarket, and introduce Pippin to the neighborhood. Pip goes wild every time she sees squirrels, a new experience for her! If she could climb the trees after them, she would. She'll have to make the transition from city dog to country dog in her own special way. She was such a good girl on the journey. I made the back seat as comfy as possible for her.

We've slept in the new house for the past few nights, and it seems to be a quiet neighborhood (except for a few barking dogs). My busy brother and sister-in-law have been able to help out more than I had anticipated, and one of my nieces and her fiance arrive in town today also for a visit. I need to get down to Philly to see my dad and bring him up here (about a 40-minute drive), and my "to do" list is still quite long. But.... the Big Move is done!

Shiremom is very very happy, but I'm too tired to be anything but relieved. I suspect that a quiet joy will fill me in the weeks to come when the craziness of the past months starts to ease.

It's been frustrating to be so out of touch with your lives (especially hard since halfway through the trip my computer broke). I'm limping along on Shiremom's 14-year-old laptop at the moment. I'll start reading my flists on Dreamwidth and LJ again starting tomorrow, but not backtracking. Please oh please point me toward any posts since July 30th that you'd like me to read!

*love*

Blessed normal

Aug. 14th, 2017 09:59 am
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Random quote of the day:

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are….Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.”

—Mary Jean Irion, “Let Me Hold You While I May”

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Co-GOH at Bubonicon

Aug. 14th, 2017 09:15 am
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Weekend after next is Bubonicon at which I will be co-guest of honor with C.J. Cherryh, with Ursula Vernon as toastmaster.

In case anyone is local to Albuquerque and might want to come.
sartorias: Mei Changs (MC)
[personal profile] sartorias
Intense personal stakes and brilliant action sequences make this look like the series climax . . .

But just wait. The tension is just beginning.
Read more... )

Well, a little writing...

Aug. 13th, 2017 11:38 pm
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Just a few paragraphs on a couple different things. (So my brain wants to do short James Herriot-style slice of life or maybe Murder She Wrote, only with a Portguard Earth Priestess and fewer deaths. Maybe. I dunno. But there's a character there and lords but I wish I could do the white-heat that I did that dadgum AU fanfic I can't show anyone... Ungh. The advantages of working with a world where I don't have to worry if I'm showing enough about the worldbuilding or not, and can just write the characters for maximal screaming. (Because, see, it's an AU and the best thing about AUs is when you take a character your readership knows -- in this case, the kid -- and then dumping them into weird stuff and warping them around.))

Still not enough brains for cover. I woke up too early and used all my brains on a few paragraphs.

And on a different front, a friend got very bad news and... and if there are people who'd burn a candle or talk to higher powers, please do. Please.

Havva Quote
f___ | Nick, whose mother wants to meet his new friend, singing loudly: "Me and my mom! Crossing the street! Going to the junkyard! Me and my mom! At the gates! About to go into the junkyard! Me and my mom, about to meet Anne, it's gonna be great! Just Anne and NO ONE ELSE, in the junkyard!"
f___ | Mom: "Gosh, there's a lot of junk here!" Anne: "My dad always says, one person's junk is another person's engineering solution!"
f___ says, “There is a very clear distinction being made between androids and robots, here! Lots of robots, only three androids. (The distinction appears to come down to 'Robots have simple and focused programming, androids have complex programming that lets them learn and act like people.' Which is to say: AI.)”
f___ | "The only thing Cleanobot is programmed to do is clean. Androids are programmed to /think/."
f___ says, “They are going to deal with Nick's lawn-mowing chore by making a lawnmower robot out of his lawnmower. I am sure this will end well.”
--Regarding Annedroids


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