[lecture] 22 ! ~Marie-Aude Murail

Apr. 30th, 2016 05:59 pm
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Titre : 22 !
Auteur : Marie-Aude Murail
Langue : français
Type : roman (jeunesse)
Genre :

(1ère parution : 2008)
Édition : L’École des Loisirs
Format : broché plat, 50 pages

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Conclusion : Ouais c’est sympa, y’a juste que la fin est un peu abrupte. Ira néanmoins sur ma pile donner, ou alors je le refilerai à ma sœur pour ses enfants ?
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Title: Match of the Year
Relationship: Bruce Wayne/Clark Kent
Characters: Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, Lex Luthor, Tim Drake, Steph Brown, Cass Cain, Jean-Paul Valley
Continuity: Heroes of the Squared Circle, a DC/pro wrestling fusion.
Warnings/Spoilers: None
Rating: PG-13
Word Count 4700
Summary: "Black and blue. Fight night! The greatest gladiator match in the history of the world. God versus Man. Day versus night. Son of Krypton versus bat of Gotham!"

You know your own hearts and your own characters. The energy will flow naturally from that. )

fics what I have posted

Apr. 29th, 2016 10:25 pm
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I participated in a "flash fiction" exchange recently, with no minimum and three days to write. The scare quotes are because in those three days I wrote 3600 words /o\ But the result is the "our NHL with bonus magic" kind of AU, with pining and minor nature porn.

Almost as Bright (3619 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin
Characters: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin
Additional Tags: Nature, Pining, Fantasy

Last night Zhenya was in a club in Moscow. This morning he's lying naked on the beach of a lake he doesn't recognize. This has never happened to him before.

And today someone asked for Tanger/his temper/Sid, and this is what came out. I had a lot of fun writing a looser, wilder voice than my usual for this fandom. I couldn't keep it up for a longfic, but for 1k, it was fun.

in line (1043 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sidney Crosby/Kris Letang
Characters: Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang
Additional Tags: Shower Sex, Semi-Public Sex

Tanger’s laugh this time is real: temper past. “You gonna reward me? Keep me in line?”

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Good job breaking it Judy.

Exorcist Blues (Wilde Spirit Remix)

Summary: Judy Hopps wants to be the first exorcist in a long line of rabbit mediums. But this is a dangerous ambition in a Zootopia were the spirits of animals don't move on after death. Judy will have to deal with guardian spirits, dark spirits, and worst of all, fox spirits.

Or: A Zootopia remix in which Judy Hopps is an exorcist that specialises in hunting dark spirits. And Nick Wilde is dead, but not gone.

Spoilers: Entire movie, since this is a remix
Rating: T
Genre: Gen
Warnings for: Supernatural elements, mythical beings and vague references to the Chinese Taoist religious system. Implied off-screen character death
Disclaimer: Not mine as I'm not smart enough to think of the collars storyline.

don't go chasing waterfalls )

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4
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I'll be heading out shortly to try to catch the 11 o'clock showing of Purple Rain tonight at the west-end Kingsway Theatre. I hope I'll get in: I couldn't reserve tickets, and I have no idea about whether there will be a line.

The curse continues.

Apr. 29th, 2016 07:58 pm
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I've been largely enjoying The Catch , the new Shondalandshow about a private investigator who starts hunting down her fiance after he reveals himself to be a conartist and steals her life savings. I had a lot of reservations but it was steadily growing on me. And then this week's episode came along and...

spoilers )

A mystery

Apr. 29th, 2016 08:35 pm
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Things I do not understand about dogs:

The dog's food and water are in the kitchen. After we moved somewhere with stairs, we started to keep a second bowl of water upstairs in the bedroom because why not. The dog has a clear preference for Upstairs Water. As far as I can determine, the water from the kitchen sink downstairs and the water from the bathroom sink upstairs are the same water. But the dog definitely likes Upstairs Water better.

Basically, dogs are weird.
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The Toronto Star's Michael Ogilvie conducted an interview with local historian Helen Mills about the buried and otherwise lost rivers of Toronto.

A little neighborhood exploration led Helen Mills to discover a waterway unmarked in the city grid. She later determined it was a lost river — the former lifeblood of a land forever altered by industry and infrastructure.

The discovery led to her creation of an effort to educate others about the city’s past waterways. The initiative has since turned into one of the most extensive walking tour groups in the province.

The Star spoke with the Lost Rivers Toronto founder and local estuary historian to learn more about six hidden currents flowing underneath our city’s surface.

My neighbourhoods' Garrison Creek is, naturally, a subject.

This west-side river’s roots, like many others, reach back to the days of the ice age. Water cut through deposits left by the massive ice sheet and flowed into the bed of an ancient Lake Iroquois.

Vegetation eventually enveloped the terrain and settled into woodland that was later cleared for settlement.

Buried since the 1920s, the Garrison now travels through a series of storm sewers and under our roads from just north of St. Clair down towards the western harbour near the historic Fort York.

For Mills, its winding channel forms the “ground zero” of Toronto’s lost river movement and where her personal journey documenting these extinct watercourses began.
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First is Torontoist's Tamara Yelland, "Library Workers, Approaching Strike Deadline, Continue Contract Negotiations".

The City and Toronto Public Library workers have four days to reach a new collective agreement before the strike and lockout deadline at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, May 2—and union representatives say the workers are willing to strike.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, CUPE Local 4948 president Maureen O’Reilly made clear that while she remains hopeful the union will reach an agreement with the library board before it’s necessary, the city’s roughly 2,300 library workers will not hesitate to withdraw their labour.

“Obviously in the world of labour relations a strike deadline is very meaningful,” O’Reilly says, “and unless real progress is being made at that time, we will exercise our right to [strike].”

Before then, the union will be increasing its appeal to the public with a series of ads and an event at Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday. Both the ads and the event are part of an effort to raise awareness of the current negotiations and to encourage supporters to push Mayor John Tory and the library board (of which Tory is a member) to reach a deal with the union.

Rabble.ca's Teuila Fuatai interviews librarians at the Parkdale branch to hear their stories.

Branch head Miranda Huska, a member of the Toronto Public Library Workers Union/CUPE local 4948, has worked there for 13 years -- witnessing how the community has changed and with it the library's services.

On Monday, she will be among the 2,300 library workers facing a lockout/strike deadline following nearly three months of contract negotiations between her union and the Toronto Public Library Board. Job security and funding are key issues at the bargaining table.

At the Parkdale branch -- which had nearly 500,000 people through its doors last year -- Huska reflects on why the library is such an important part of life for local residents.

"There has always been a lot of newcomers in Parkdale," she says.

The branch's after-school homework help program, language classes and computers are almost always busy.
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The Globe and Mail's Bill Curry describes a proposal that would help tightly knit together the Windsor-Québec City corridor, Toronto squarely in the middle of it all.

The head of Via Rail says the Crown corporation has investors in place and is ready to start construction in early 2017 on a plan that would dramatically improve service in the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto corridor.

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau will be presented with several financing options in the coming months, including some where most of the $4-billion price tag is covered by pension fund investors. Mr. Garneau told The Globe and Mail on Thursday that the government is reviewing Via’s plan but could not confirm how quickly a cabinet decision will be made.

Via Rail lobbied hard for the project – which it calls high-frequency rail – in the run-up to the March 22 federal budget. However, the budget announced only $3.3-million over three years to study the plan, including extending it from Quebec City to Windsor.

Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, president and CEO of Via Rail, said that’s no reason to delay the project, adding that the expanded service could be in place by the fall of 2019.

“We don’t see that three-year funding of Transport Canada as in any way slowing down the accelerated timeline that we’ve put together,” he said in an interview, explaining that Via is hoping for a government decision later this year. “We’d like to think there will be shovels in the ground by the spring of 2017.”

Fic - Gravity falls - Bill/Ford - PWP

Apr. 30th, 2016 12:17 am
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Titre : Bouche d'ombre
Auteur : [personal profile] flo_nelja
Fandom : Gravity Falls
Personnages : Bill/Ford
Genre : Total PWP
Résumé : Bill a un cadeau à faire à Ford. Il connaît très bien ses fantasmes, il peut les pousser plus loin que Ford n'aurait jamais imaginé.
Rating : NC-17
Disclaimer : Tout appartient à Alex Hirsch
Nombre de mots : ~2500
Avertissements : Spoilers jusqu'à l'épisode 2x15. Il y a du vore - cette fic est moi qui essaie d'écrire du vore, et quelques autres kinks. Aussi un peu de manipulation émotionnelle, cela va avec le ship.

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Fandom stagnation

Apr. 29th, 2016 10:11 pm
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So, real talk: for reasons beyond my understanding I feel the urge to get into fandom again, but my flist is predictably half dead. Any reccomendations of fandom friending memes/users/rec sites to check out? I'm quite passionate about Harry Potter right now, but open to other fandoms too, particularly anything fandom related. Hell, I'll even consider Tumblr!

One Page from Grayson #19

Apr. 29th, 2016 04:52 pm
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I saw this and I couldn't help but think of you guys here at scans-daily lol...

Grayson - April 2016
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Torontoist's Catherine McIntyre reports on the latest movements regarding Toronto Community Housing.

Robert Frederickson is ready for change. Last Saturday, he, along with more than 100 other tenants, gathered at the 519 Church Street Community Centre, eager to have their thoughts heard about changes to Toronto Community Housing.

Over the last two weeks, Toronto City staff has been meeting with the public in different communities to gauge how they feel about the recommendations put forth by the Mayor’s task force on Toronto Community Housing in January. The last of the consultations took place Monday, and for most of the community, particularly TCH tenants, there’s no question that social housing is past due for an overhaul.

What that change should look like, however, is still a topic of debate. At the 519, some tenants were frustrated with what they saw in the report, while others were anxious about the unknown outcomes of the proposed changes. Perhaps Frederickson was the more optimistic of the bunch, relieved that any change was on the horizon.

“We’ve been trying to get real changes, and we’ve been promised stuff before but nothing happens,” said Frederickson, a Scarborough resident who’s lived in community housing since 1997. “This report is the first time I’ve really seen something that shows they’re serious about improving the system. I’m just waiting to see what the City comes up with.”
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In "Apps promise to cut through gridlock, now if only Torontonians would learn how to drive", Chris Selley looks at Toronto drivers and how technology can help them improve, among other things.

Heading out of city hall on Wednesday afternoon shortly after five, the Swiftly transit app revealed that I had just missed a Bay Street bus. But as it turned out, I hadn’t: walking north at a leisurely pace, I soon caught up to it. And then passed it.

Then I stood on the corner of Dundas, for perhaps eight minutes, mouth agape, watching as eastbound motorists blocked the intersection over and over and over again. At one point not a single northbound vehicle made it through for three consecutive green lights. If you had been quick about it, you could have had a jolly picnic in the middle of Bay Street, anywhere between there and Gerrard.

There are many reasons for gridlock in this city. Some could be ameliorated if politicians had the courage to risk motorists’ irrational anger for the greater good: more restrictions on turns and parking; ending the ludicrous mixing of streetcars and cars; towing away illegal parkers even more mercilessly, and raising fines even more, than has been done under Mayor John Tory’s crackdown; a James Bond-style helicopter magnet that picks up intersection-blocking automobiles and drops them into a junkyard from a great height.

As such courage is not in overabundance, it is all the more satisfying to see private enterprise doing end runs around the problem. Using open data about transit vehicle locations, transit apps now compete to navigate you better through the gridlock. Some offer Toronto Transit Commission, Uber X, Car2Go and bike-share options on the same screen. Swiftly claims it can predict the next vehicle’s arrival better than its rivals, using its own algorithm.

And for motorists, there’s Waze — a free, advertising-supported GPS navigation app that routes and reroutes you, as necessary, based on other users’ speed (passively monitored as they go), and any reports of accidents, constructions or gridlock they enter into the app (hopefully not while driving). The more users there are, the more data there are to optimize your commute.
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CBC News' Shane Ross reports on the beginning of the tourist season on Prince Edward Island.

Cruise ship season on P.E.I. begins Monday with the arrival of Veendam in Charlottetown.

Port officials say 58 cruise ships are coming this season, down slightly from last year because a couple of ships were redeployed elsewhere.

Eight of the cruise ships are visiting the Island for the first time, including a Japanese vessel in June that's making Charlottetown its only stop in Canada.

"It's called the Peace Boat-The Ocean Dream, and it's a really different type of vessel," said Corryn Morrissey, the business development manager for Port Charlottetown.

"It is predominantly Japanese passengers on board. It is a world cruise and they do a lot of educational seminars."

There are a number of improvements to the seaport this year, including more vendor space and an expansion of the cafe. The visitor information centre has been moved from Founders Hall to the old Stonehouse on Water Street.


Apr. 29th, 2016 06:38 pm
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Mon patron m'agace !! La plaque est à peine sortie de l'automate qu'il me demande tout de suite "les résultats de sensi/spé" comme si je pouvais les lui sortir à l'œil nu en deux secondes.
Flashnews, on fait du multiplexe. 144 micro spots dans un puits de 8 millimètres de diamètre, multiplié par 48 puits. Pour sortir ces résultats, je procède de la manière normale : microphotographier la plaque avec une autre machine, extraire les données de couleur des spots avec un logiciel, coller et trier les données dans Excel et les faire analyser par une feuille de calcul super compliquée pré-établie. Le tout me demande une heure entière.
Je n'appelle pas Rain Man, bon sang d'bois !! Tout ce que je peux faire c'est pipeter vite bien et de façon reproductible si l'automate tombe en panne, mais pas plus. (En plus, les résultats de spécificité, il me manque une référence pour les donner, de toute façon.)

[NEWS] Some Friday links

Apr. 29th, 2016 11:57 am
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  • Atlas Obscura looks at the 18th century British tradition of installing hermits in gardens.

  • Bloomberg looks at Brexit proponents who say the United Kingdom can arrange a better deal with the European Union than Switzerland, notes continued anger after the housing collapse, and studies prospects for light rail in Los Angeles.

  • CBC notes the death of K-Tel founder Phil Kives and looks at fracking damage in Oklahoma.

  • MacLean's notes that a former PQ minister who blames Liberal strength on English and Allophone voters does not know demographics.

  • National Geographic looks at Pripyat as a modern equivalent to Pompeii.

  • Open Democracy looks at the particular dynamics behind right-wing populism in Estonia.

  • Quartz notes the rise of the megacity.

  • The Toronto Star notes lessons Toronto can take from New York City on building better streets.

  • Vice looks at how the ability to learn does not require a nervous system.

  • Wired looks at the reason for the odd roads of Kansas.


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