Luggage

Jun. 22nd, 2017 07:08 pm
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[personal profile] battlehamster is off to a weekend larp event. Kheldar is absolutely convinced that if he guards the luggage his human won't be able to leave him. This guarding. Really. Nothing is going to get past this cat.

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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

Jun. 22nd, 2017 12:49 pm
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  • Apostrophen's 'Nathan Smith points to his blog post about the strengths of the chosen families of queer people, in life and in his fiction.

  • Beyond the Beyond's Bruce Sterling revisits the politics behind France's Minitel network, archaic yet pioneering.

  • The Broadside Blog's Caitlin Kelly blogs about meeting her online friends in real life. Frankly, it would never occur to me not to do that.
  • Centauri Dreams looks at how Kepler's exoplanets fall neatly into separate classes, super-Earths and mini-Neptunes.
  • The LRB Blog has a terrible report from Grenfell Tower, surrounded by betrayed survivors and apocalypse.
  • The Map Room Blog notes the inclusion of Canada's First Nations communities on Google Maps.

  • The NYRB Daily's Robert Cottrell explores the banalities revealed by Oliver Stone's interviews of Putin.
  • The Planetary Society Blog's Jason Davis considers the likely gains and challenges associated with missions to the ice giants of Uranus and Neptune.
  • Towleroad notes the new Alan Cumming film After Louie, dealing with a romance between an ACT-UP survivor and a younger man
  • The Volokh Conspiracy's Ilya Somin does not find much good coming from Trump's announced Cuba policy.
  • Window on Eurasia warns about the threat posed by Orthodox Christian fundamentalists in Russia.

new comics comm!

Jun. 22nd, 2017 09:29 am
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[community profile] comicsroundtable is a new comics discussion comm! I haven't poked around much yet, but if you're at all interested in talking comics (emphasis on new ones at the moment, though I'm hoping they'll expand), check it out!
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Daily Toss for 06-22-2017. )

VHS TAPES

Jun. 22nd, 2017 11:28 am
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My VCR died but I don't want to just throw my tapes out. I'd rather they got to good homes.

Any ideas?

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Jun. 22nd, 2017 05:41 pm
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Life is good right now, and I want to record that, before I probably lose my apartment in the next few months, as I do every year for the past 5 years. Probably in some spectacular last minute clusterfuck, as has happened in 2 out of those 5 years.

Anyway, I'm still reading Ninefox Gambit and enjoying it a lot. My health is better. Not "healthy person" better, but definitely better than it's been in say, two years. I'm going to London soon, which is so, so exciting.

The thesis has been... awful, but awful in the usual academic-grind sort of way.

This morning my maternal grandmother's youngest sister died. I couldn't make it to the funeral, but weekend plans (mostly thesis plans) will have to be altered to go grieve with family. Her granddaughter just got married a few weeks ago.

I'm sad, even though I didn't spend a lot of time with her in recent years, since my grandparents died and we stopped celebrating their birthdays and anniversaries as big family events.

My grandmother was 12 when she and her sisters and her mom and her grandma and two of her female cousins were all living in a Nazi concentration camp. This sister, the youngest, remembers that time the least, but she was old enough then to help with the missions, where their mom would send them out in pairs to try and escape the camp illegally and get food and supplies in the nearby village.

Every outing meant risk of capture and death, so the girls always went in pairs with a cousin, not a sister. My great-grandmother wanted to ensure that she could never be blamed for putting her own children ahead of her nieces.

Anyway, it's a sad day. My own grandmother in New York just got out of a 3 month stay at the hospital, and I'm grappling with the fact that it's very likely I'll never see her again.

The sun is shining, and there are flowers outside, and I still have a bed and a kitchen and a closet that are entirely my own. I suppose that's something.

My Tarot Reading

Jun. 22nd, 2017 01:25 pm
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Deck: Tarot Sampler
Spread: One Card
Date: Thu Jun 22 09:24:39 EDT 2017


Your Card
XX • JUDGEMENT

XX, Judgement is from Mystic Dreamer Tarot.

You are being called to face your past before moving on. Acknowledge whatever has happened, accept it, and let it go. A time for change is at hand—perhaps a new job, a new relationship, or a new way of life. You’ve decided to heed the call. You have the experience and the knowledge to move forward. Make your final farewells.

If reversed, this card warns of hanging on to the past and using it as an excuse to not move forward. Similarly, it can mean moving forward, but dragging the past with you.



Presented by Tarot Sampler app from The Fool's Dog.





Happy Connecting. Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 5

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Jun. 22nd, 2017 08:40 am
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 Also part of the dream: an extended debate on when you know that you should marry someone, and if it can happen immediately after meeting them, and if not, when should it happen, ect ect ect ---

Like, n, brain, chill. We are doing NOT DYING (down from 119lb at doctors office to 113lb at home again, because I guess my body is an asshole), and on making money, not relationships or dating, both of which run directly counter to MAKING MONEY. >:(

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Jun. 22nd, 2017 07:17 am
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1) Frequently, I'm just like "I HAVE ENOUGH CHILDREN, GTFO" about strangers coming into my inbox, especially if they're from tumblr. Like, the age does not actually MATTER, what matters is the fact they're overly anxious, grown-ass adults who have to suck it up and act like an adult offline, so online, they lean into being ~*frail*~ and ~*anxious*~. Like, nnnnnnnnnno. My quota of "people I will coddle" is thoroughly full, pls fuck off.

.. I say, coddling them anyway. Fuck my entire life. People keep latching onto me, and then I feel bad about prying them off like barnacles after a month or so.

2) First major modding issue in my roleplay chat came down to someone feeling that another player overstepped their boundaries, but had not felt comfortable in the moment of saying so, and now they+their friend were.. vaguely jealous of all the attention Player1 was getting. The entire conversation was on-going emphasis of "guys, you have to communicate 1) your character ideas, 2) what you want from a roleplay, and 3) WITH US, because we can solve it in the moment, but it gets much more difficult if you're feeling bad afterwards and you don't want to retcon it, y'know?" My co-mod is a modern marvel, LET IT BE SAID.

3) Was up from 2:50-3:30AM trying not to puke, and mostly not succeeding. It's a little frustrating, haha. Also frustrating: I flaked out on calling this fucking Cleveland Clinic like, two days in a row, so now I've got to see if they've got an appointment next week for their endoscopy. They said they don't trust my metabolism, especially given my history of pain-killers not working, so they're flat-out knocking me out for the procedure.

I hope they do? I feel like a huge fuck-up for not calling earlier, but - hell-week all of Thursday, where I was getting off work after they closed, Tuesday I forgot bc desperately trying to play catch-up with my cases, and on Wednesday, I worked through lunch and was in a furor to get to work on time. I mean, that's all fucking excuses, but. :[

4) Weird dreams about marrying a friend, in between sections of a deeply fucked up psychological horror involving long-term gaslighting of a kid in post-nuclear USA. Brain, pls.

New h/c bingo card!

Jun. 22nd, 2017 12:44 am
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I'm almost certainly going to sign up for [community profile] rarepairfest, once I finish getting my signup written. Probably with Agent Carter, Guardians of the Galaxy, and ... I'm still figuring out a third one that sounds fun. Supergirl? White Collar?

I have also acquired an h/c bingo card! This is round 8, which means it's been going on for 8 years (omfg!). And I've been doing it almost every year. I think there was a year in there I didn't do it, and there have definitely been years I haven't completed a bingo (and one year I blacked out my card - though admittedly it took me 'til the amnesty period to do it), but in general, I really look forward to getting each year's card. So here is this year's.

2017 h/c bingo card )

FUN, AND FLIRTATION, FORFEITS.

Jun. 22nd, 2017 03:52 pm
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MODERN PASTIME
Or, IN-DOOR AMUSEMENTS.
INCLUDING
VENTRILOQUISM—PARLOUR MAGIC—ELEMENTARY
GYMNASTICS—BILLIARDS—FUN & FLIRTATION FORFEITS, ETC. ETC.

No. 8.
SELLING ADONIS.
One Lady and one Gentleman. 
The gentleman must stand on a chair in the centre of the room, while the lady-auctioneer, pointing to him, says, "Adonis for sale!"  She must then enumerate all his charms, qualities, and attractions.  The company then bid anything they please for him—such as a red-herring, a tea-kettle, a curb-bridle, a magic-lantern, the old grey goose, a lump of sugar, &c.  The bidding is to go on till the Lord of Misrule bids a pound of soft-soap, when the lot is taken to him by the auctioneer. 

No. 15.
THE MAN WHO IS TOO HAPPY. 
One Gentleman and six Ladies. 
The gentleman sitting in the middle of the room must be complimented and paid attention by each lady in turn.  Without rising, he is to respond by every species of grateful manner; first murmuring, in a whisper, "I'm too happy,"—increasing in the tone of his voice each time, till reaching the highest note, he rushes out of the room. 

No. 17.
THE LORD MAYOR'S DINNER. 
Eight Ladies and eight Gentlemen. 
The ladies each successively go and fetch a gentleman and place him for a quadrille, according to the value of their respective numbers. 
1ST LADY TO 1ST GENTLEMAN. 
This is my chicken for roasting. 
2ND LADY TO 2ND GENTLEMAN.
This is my calf's heart for mince-meat. 
3RD LADY TO 3RD GENTLEMAN.
This is my wild duck to make game of. 
4TH LADY TO 4TH GENTLEMAN.
This is my lamb's pluck for putting in a stew. 
5TH LADY TO 5TH GENTLEMAN.
This is my green goose for stuffing. 
6TH LADY TO 6TH GENTLEMAN.
This is my calf's head for my brain sauce. 
7TH LADY TO 7TH GENTLEMAN.
This is my flat fish for a vol au vent
8TH LADY TO 8TH GENTLEMAN.
This is my pigeon for cutting up with brain sauce. 

No. 27. 
MISS ANN AND JANE SMITH'S TABBY CATS.
Two Gentlemen and all the Ladies. 
The ladies all remain in their places, and two gentlemen in shawls and bonnets or caps go round, one with a saucer of milk, the other with a teaspoon, with which she gives a sip of milk to each, saying, "Take that, my pretty puss!" to which, after taking it, "puss" must gravely answer, "Mew." 
 
No. 30. 
THE HORRID MAN.
One Gentleman. 
He must go round and pay a bad compliment to every lady in the room, who is to answer, "You horrid man!" 
 
No. 47.
INTERESTING QUESTIONS.
One Gentleman--one Lady; seated in front of each other. 
LADY.
   Are you Adonis?
GENTLEMAN. 
   No, Miss. 
   Are you Juno? 
LADY. 
   Oh no! 
   Are you Cupid? 
GENTLEMAN. 
   No, stupid. 
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Really? Just one? I have a whole rainbow of songs I like with colors in the title: Crimson and Clover | Orange Crush | Big Yellow Taxi | Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine | Crystal Blue Persuasion | Purple People Eater | Lavender's Blue ...and then we get to colors not in the official rainbow set... Bad Bad Leroy Brown | Whiter Shade of Pale | Touch of Grey | Black Hole Sun | Pink Shoe Laces | Sister Golden Hair | Maxwell's Silver Hammer...

Gah. Have to pick just one.

I'm going with pirates. )

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Jun. 22nd, 2017 03:11 am
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 Who needs organs?

Also known as "it's 3AM, and guess who's awake vomiting".

tabs, tabs, tabs...

Jun. 22nd, 2017 01:41 am
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Still jamming to a lot of lo fi hip hop, jazz hop, and chill, because it's keeping me mellow; mostly whatever's getting streamed by ambition and mixes posted by the jazz hop cafe. In between that and going back to old favorites, I've been trying out some new stuff. I'm also trying to figure out how I feel about Lorde's new album.

Also lifted a nice free rain-noise-maker from [personal profile] apiphile. We've also been having small daily unscheduled thunderstorms ever since. I will just assume that's how this works, then.

*****

I wanted this book because of the cover even before I read the premise. Then I read the premise, and I still want it. I also want a ginormous robot.

*****

I poked around in my resources because I was threatening to write up a post on the Adinkra symbols, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. This isn't a bad list, though. I'm not using all of those, and there's others I am using that are not on the list, and furthermore, some of the symbols are not exactly like the images shown, but that's the idea.

****

I was kinda hoping I picked up a new job before the Santa Rosa Gardens summer sale, 'cause things sell out fast. They have it every midsummer and it's a good chance to get a lot of perennials I can't find locally at good prices. They ship kinda beat up and rootbound because this is the end of the shipping season, and for some reason, UPS loves to kick the crap out of my plant boxes in particular? But they're perennials, you shove them in the ground and water them and next year if they like where they were put, they're just fine (and if they didn't I just dig them up and move them), and the year after that, they're awesome. Never had a problem with this company.

****

Sometimes Apartment Therapy can be...something (and the commenters abrasive), but then they post cute couples like this, and everybody melts. Their style is still a little too on the monochrome minimalist side for me, but these gentlemen had this great idea where they had a poster made of the coordinates of where they met, and I totally want to steal this idea and run away with it. (39.9511° N, 75.1681° W, if you're curious.)

*****

A little something about accounting in cuneiform, because it is relevant to my worldbuilding interests. Via [personal profile] conuly.

****

I now want a story about The Maroon Resistance living in socialist utopias in the Great Dismal Swamp.

****

I've cleaned out my email boxes, I've gone through and pulled a bunch of dead feeds and stuff out of my dw circle, as I haven't done any maintenance for a few years, and replaced them with new and shiny feeds, and I've also added a few new comms and stuff. While I was at it, I did notice I was unsubscribed from a few people that I was following and seemed to have revoked access to a few people as well. I fixed that too. So if you got notifications from my direction today, that's why. And now my circle is more-or-less functional and I get bonus random pretty horse picspam and tons of art thrown at me. I will count this as a win. Now I can sleep.

30 Day Song Meme

Jun. 21st, 2017 11:29 pm
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Stealing this from [personal profile] kshandra. I decided I should blog more, and telling myself to blog more about Important And Interesting Things isn't working, so I should try one of those "blog every day" things. (I've never done well at them.) This time, I picked something easy and fun instead of something that requires Deep Thought that I usually don't have by the end of my workday.

So: 30 days of songs, which are likely to be YouTube embeds (but maybe not, because I have a great love for a lot of filk that's never made it to YouTube); some are likely to get a lot of commentary, and others are likely to be "here it is, end of the day... um, have a music thing."

SUMMER SOLSTICE JAM PARTY BEGINS NOW.

List of Songs to Post Later )

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