rosehiptea
27 June 2017 @ 11:34 pm
Hurt/Comfort Bingo - The Handmaid's Tale  
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Nia
28 June 2017 @ 01:43 am
 
Brief update (amid everything that I have to do still!) - there will be a longer update eventually, or maybe not-- blame my ENFPness

1.) We are in our house, all moved in (but definitely not settled)
2.) INTERNET! (after a few weeks of roommate flaking out, which reminds me, NO MORE ROOMMATE)
3.) Cats are doing well, they fucked with Owen today and hid from him for a majority of the day-- so I kept getting texts from him going "Where is L.I.T.A-- idk)
4.) Oh yes, last but not least-- I am engaged! Owen proposed to me on sunday and now I have a pretty Claddagh ring (which is exactly what I wanted). So, homeowners and engaged in one fell swoop-- it's like so many life events at once (no, I am not pregnant)

Hopefully you guys are doing awesome! I missed y'all!

Now to download Stormblood and watch that eat up my life!
 
 
the Spalding Gray of crap
27 June 2017 @ 11:34 pm
love your mama’s Cadillac, had it since the dawn of crack  
My mother brought home a two month hold puppy this afternoon. Infested like whoa with ticks, so attacking blood-sucking insects with tweezers is now a thing I've done. Just finished bathing her in tick shampoo like an hour ago, planning on doing another round tomorrow afternoon.

Her temperature is up, so if she doesn't cool down after she's been debugged, I guess to the vet I shall go. Again. Ahahaha.

I posted pix of her here and here if you want to see what a smol german shepard, great pyrenees mix looks like.


Got more shit on the Summer Sale, and have refunded two games already. The first was Dominique Pamplemousse which I played 17 minutes of and realised when I exited that I will never ever open that game again, and the second was The Witcher Adventure Game because learning how to play was like trying to decipher an alien language that consists solely of charts of hieroglyphs and a set of sticks that emit raspberry noises when rubbed together.

On the other hand, I now have Dragon Age: Origins and Baulder's Gate queued to download, so heeeeyyyyyyy. Gonna get my RPG on, yeah boyz.


Was supposed to write tonight. Oh well, guess I'll go play a game and cuddle the damp and upset newbie instead. Gotta figure out a name for her, cos jokingly calling her Gozer doesn't cut it. Before long that actually will become her name, and then what. What is left then. Other than getting another dog to name Clortho to join the ranks of Zuul and Gozer, oh my god I don't even like Ghostbusters that much what is this madness.
 
 
Sineala
28 June 2017 @ 12:53 am
Happy birthday to me.  
It is now my birthday! Go me!
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neonvincent
28 June 2017 @ 12:42 am
Top posts at Crazy Eddie's Motie News for May 2017  
Saved comments aren't the only records whose potential loss from this CPU becoming nonfunctional or obsolete worry me. So do my listings of the top posts of every month from my main blog, Crazy Eddie's Motie News. I normally turn those into monthly summary posts, but I haven't done so since posting August 2016's stats last September. Therefore, I'm alternating posting saved comments with monthly stats, again in reverse chronological order, beginning with May 2017's listing.

May 2017's stats and top posts behind the cut. )



 
 
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Current Music: whining dog
Current Location: House in the woods at the edge of town
 
 
esteefee
27 June 2017 @ 09:29 pm
New Atlantis Comic Series 2  

Chuck and Walter having offworld adventures


Ronon is a troll as usual

How did I not know American Mythology released the first issue of the new series of Atlantis comics last month? I am not tapped in.  Here Chuck and Walter are trapped on an Earthquake planet having gate technician adventures!

The second series is called Hearts and Minds. (First edition print or with Premium Cover). It’s also available at ComiXology in digital.

If you haven’t read the first series, Back to Pegasus, I’d advise reading those three first, they are awesome. Lots of team!  Be careful buying because they have alternate covers, so it’s easy to accidentally buy dupes (but I love all the covers so I ended up buying dupes on purpose).

Please support so we get all three volumes of the second series!  Also, if you’re into SGU, they have the first comic of the series out, Back to Destiny, as well (print only).

[Art by Greg LaRocque. Colored by Gene Jimenez. Story by Mark L. Haynes and J.C. Vaghn]



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The mountains are calling and I must go.
27 June 2017 @ 07:03 pm
Fidele Chapter 23  
Fidele (103759 words) by misslucyjane
Chapters: 23/?
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Original Male Character/Original Male Character
Additional Tags: Romance Novel, Paranormal, PTSD, Hauntings, Kid Fic, Drug Use
Summary:

A house full of ghosts is no place to fall in love.

Malcolm Carmichael has been coping with his post-war trauma by taking lovers, teaching art to schoolboys, and trying to ignore the ghosts he sees everywhere. At the death of his mother, he realizes he wants more than just to coast on by, and leaves the exclusive school in search of something more.

Caleb Thibodeaux was so traumatized by the death of his parents in a fire that he hasn't spoken a word since. His uncle Noel hires Malcolm to be his tutor, and Malcolm discovers that Caleb is not the only Thibodeaux son with secrets. The plantation house Fidele is beautiful but haunted, and Noel is much the same.

Soon Malcolm is absorbed in protecting Caleb and Noel from threats both living and dead, and in uncovering the story of Fidele.



Read at AO3 or at JennaLynnBrown.com
 
 
perpetually late to the party
27 June 2017 @ 08:03 pm
 
I want to write some totally id-y fiction full of supernatural romance and power imbalances and then those power imbalances being flipped. Which means maybe I should do Camp NaNo? Is anyone planning on participating in Camp NoNo this July? Is this a terrible idea? Someone either enable or talk sense into me lmao.

EDIT: Altho I can also just write AUs instead of working on original fiction, even though gosh I really need to start working on original fiction again, like dang, me. :\a
 
 
malurette
27 June 2017 @ 11:56 pm
[film] Le Grand Méchant Renard  
Titre : Le Grand Méchant Renard et autres contes
Réalisation :
Langue : français
Type : animation, courts métrages
Genre : humour

1ère sortie : printemps 2017
Durée : ~90 minutes

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Conclusion : Je croyais que ça allait être mignon et rigolo… c’était complètement hilarant ! Et graphiquement très joli. Pour tous les enfants, petits et grands voire même vieux !

In short: Three short stories about farm animals—a down-to-earth pig and irresponsible rabbit and duck forced to get a human baby to her parents after a stork crashlanded on their farm; a fox unable to frighten hens, kidnaps eggs and… is forced to raise baby chicks; the rabbit and duck mistakenly believe they have killed Santa and force the pig to help them save Christmas.
The trailer focused on the fox only; I thought it would be cute and funny… well, it was hilariously funny. And also cute. But mostly funny. And prettily drawn and animated!
 
 
feline paparazzi
27 June 2017 @ 03:38 pm
omg missy  
you are delightful.
 
 
reijamira
27 June 2017 @ 06:57 pm
The slow demise of Livejournal. I'm outta here.  
Whilst looking for a new and shiny layout for my Dreamwidth, I stumbled across this interesting article: "The demise of a social media platform: Tracking LiveJournal’s decline".

LJ sure treats its userbase (especially the fandom part) really shitty. I remember the Strikethrough of 2007, but I forgot about the Boldthrough that happened just three months later. The article only covers events up to 2012. Too bad they haven't touched on recent incidents, like the current fiasco with the new TOS.

Well, it really feels weird, but I guess I will delete my LJ in the near future. Come to my Dreamwidth if you want to stay in touch: [personal profile] reijamira. :)
 
 
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Current Music: Parov Stelar – The Lonely Trumpet
Current Location: living room
 
 
neonvincent
27 June 2017 @ 09:54 am
Saved comments from May 2017  
One of today's "On This Day" notifications on Facebook was the first status I wrote on this computer two years ago.  That made me a bit anxious, as my desktops have lasted about two years on average before they either become obsolete or something bad befalls them.  That compounded another anxiety of mine, that I would lose the comments I've saved on my desktop computer that I sometimes recycle for blog posts.  A recent event made that anxiety more acute; the closing of The Archdruid Report and The Well of Galabes, complete with the loss of all my comments there.  I have all of them from January 2015 to the present saved, but all of them from 2013 and 2014, including some that I thought needed re-examination, are all lost.  I don't want that to happen to the rest because of computer failure, so I'm saving them here in reverse chronological order, beginning with the ones from May 2017.  Most are from Kunstler's blog, but there are also comments from Booman Tribune and The Well of Galabes.

Saved comments from Kunstler's blog, Well of Galabes, and Booman Tribune behind this text. )
 
 
Current Mood: anxious
Current Music: birds and traffic noise
Current Location: House in the woods at the edge of town
 
 
puppetmaker
27 June 2017 @ 08:23 am
Excuse me Mr. McEnroe, I would like to introduce you to someone  
Mr. McEnroe was asked if Serena Williams was one of the greatest of all time. He responded that she was one of the greatest female players but if she had to play the men’s circuit then it would be a different story. He said that maybe at some point a female tennis player could be better than anybody.

He went onto to say, "I just haven't seen it (a woman going up against the men) in any other sport, and I haven't seen it in tennis. I suppose anything's possible at some stage.”

It already has Mr. McEnroe.

The sport was bowling and the woman is Kelly Kulick who has a PBA title and a major title at that. She won the 2010 PBA Tournament of Champions defeating two of the top male players in the sport on TV after having gone through the field of players who had all won titles that year and won a two year exemption on the PBA tour.

So that’s a woman at the top of her game against a group of men who are at the top of their game and winning.

The sad thing is that this sort of assumption is made all the time.

Women can’t write comic books as the same level as the guys and then go and sweep the Eisner for writing.

Wonder Woman is another example. Girl Superhero films don’t sell is the attitude in Hollywood, but a woman directed the current Wonder Woman and it is doing very well in the box office in both the domestic and foreign markets. It is a film that everyone can enjoy.

Years ago a friend of mine, who is still a friend even though occasionally they will say something asinine, said that men can play women but women can’t play men. He was well known for his cross-dressing of female superheroes in the South-east and he could pull it off to the point that he had to inform people of his gender when they were next to him and hitting on him.

Challenge accepted, said I and I recruited my buddies Jeff and Angelo for the scheme.

That year there was a new television show on the air called “Beauty and the Beast” with Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. We decided that I would be Vincent at a convention that George R R Martin was attending since he was working on the show.

In those days you didn’t have the Internet to find out what the costume really looked like. You had a couple of out of focus photos in magazines and the video tapes you made of the TV show. From that you had to extrapolate what the costume was.

Which we did and we put it together and I wore it and no one knew it was me as I entered the contest as Calvin Hobbs. Jeff and Angelo made sure that I looked the part as a male between the make-up and the costume. And we succeeded. I got hit on so many times by both genders who assumed that I was male.

The icing on the cake was the next day where we were part of a panel about the winning costumes. I had a box under my arm that contained my life mask and the Vincent face. Sheila had played Catherine at the last minute so she was standing next to me while we watched the Mighty Rassilon Art Players do a series of Doctor Who and fannish related sketches including a couple I had directed.

“That was fun last night,” said Sheila as they were setting up for the next sketch, “And no one knew that you were Vincent.”

The gentleman standing next to us looked at me and said, “What?”

“I was the Vincent in the costume contest,” I said.

He looked at me and I opened the box showing him the face and then the life cast.

“You? But he…He…it was…I could swear….”

I smiled and introduced myself to Richard Pini. Point, set, and match to us.

I am grateful for all the women who prove that they can do whatever they put their minds to.
 
 
 
 
Cassie Morgan
27 June 2017 @ 01:00 pm
 
I wasn't going to sign up for the [community profile] jd_ficathon. And yet... *facepalm*
 
 
 
 
 
kay jorin
27 June 2017 @ 02:08 am
 
and now i weigh 0.8 kg more than i did a week ago even though i created enough of a caloric deficit to lose almost a kilogram! i know why though, water retention caused by hormonal changes. seriously, fuck the female reproductive system, it accomplishes literally nothing positive.

i won't give in though, i'll still only weigh myself once a week.
 
 
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perpetually late to the party
26 June 2017 @ 05:29 pm
 
weight stuff )

I went to Torrid yesterday (so glad I have a local store!) and bought clothes and I might have plurged a little and materialism yay! )

This weekend was a complete bust, writing-wise. :( We had home repairs and stuff to do and I just didn't have the time. I'm going to try to get something written/posted tonight but we'll see. I'm going to do writing sprints and see how it goes. ;3; If anyone's interested in doing writing sprints with me, hit me up on discord: nanners#7965
 
 
kyburg
26 June 2017 @ 07:08 pm
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kyburg
26 June 2017 @ 07:08 pm
Post From Tumblr "Republican senators’ fear is  


Republican senators’ fear is the only thing that will defeat this bill — and their fear is dependent on the volume and intensity of opposition. The whole point of Mitch McConnell’s strategy of writing the bill in secret and then quickly pushing it through is to minimize public attention and opposition. There are senators who right now are what we might consider “worried maybe” votes — they’ll vote yes if the risks don’t seem too great, but they could bail out if they can be made to fear a public backlash. Senators like Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia know that their states will be absolutely brutalized by this bill, but as of yet they haven’t been convinced that their constituents know that.
 

There are now 10 Republican senators who have either said they oppose the bill “in this form” — which means they could switch to support once some changes are made — or have publicly expressed their doubts about the bill without saying they oppose it. Today, Republicans released a revised bill addressing some of their concerns; it includes a provision locking people out of coverage for six months if they go without insurance temporarily, which is supposed to accomplish the same goal as the individual mandate. But the bill’s essence remains the same. Only if media attention to the bill’s horrors increases, and if the calls pour in to their offices, will they decide that the risks to themselves are too great.

 
 

There could be a tipping point at which Republicans start abandoning the bill en masse — but we aren’t nearly there. With a 52-48 majority, McConnell can only lose two votes on this bill, and he has probably already granted one to Heller, giving him permission to vote “no” in order to save his own skin. But if pressure increases and two more senators look like hard “no” votes, then you’ll probably see lots of senators abandon it, not wanting to be associated with something that was not only so substantively awful but also carries the stench of defeat. That will only happen, though, if they’re sure that the bill is headed for defeat. And that in turn depends on activists and constituents raising the stakes high enough to make supporting the bill seem incredibly dangerous.

 
 

It’s possible that the release of the CBO score of the bill — which could come as early as this afternoon — will be the event that focuses everyone’s attention on the bill’s consequences and elevates the volume of the debate to the point where senators can’t avoid the consequences of their decision. But that will only happen if those consequences are made undeniably clear to them.


- Will the GOP’s awful health bill pass? Here’s what you need to know.
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kay jorin
26 June 2017 @ 06:44 pm
 
you know, you've got to wonder why you don't see the fourth doctor's companions struggle to keep up with him more often. i mean, my father's 1.96 m tall, i'm 1.70 m, and he's constantly running away from me without even meaning to simply because his legs are so much longer
 
 
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