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The official video for Mary Lambert's "She Keeps Me Warm (2013 version)" is a femslash coffeeshop not-AU -- so awesome! And I found that when I was looking for another Mary Lambert song I saw at the gym, because it seemed tailor-made for an ensemble Avengers vid: Secrets. I mean, come on! *g*

Zen Cho's writing advice/mission statement makes me very happy, especially... all of them. Okay, especially #1 and #9.

And here's a blog post about New Zealand political journalism that I'm sure has wider application: Beyond 'a bad look' by Keith Ng. Excerpt:
I want to focus on the kind of interpretations made by many political journalists – not all, but many – who editorialise: Instead of saying “they've done a bad thing” and explaining why, they say it's “a bad look”. Every action is interpreted in terms of its political repercussions.

[...] Saying “it's a bad look” cannot replace [a journalist's judgement of why a story ought to matter to the public]. Who exactly is doing the looking? The Eye of Sauron? They're trying to fill a judgement-sized hole without actually making a judgement. Instead of speaking as a human being, they speak on behalf of the floating eye of a faceless voter. What does this faceless voter want?

The same thing any of us would want if we had our values, our interests, our faculty for moral judgement scooped out of our brains: We would want the the best politician. That apparently means “good political management”, it means politicians who have “momentum”, the one capable of “a good look”, the one capable of making their opponents have “a bad look”.

Somewhat terrifyingly, imo, there's a high chance Shell will be drilling for oil in the Arctic by July/August: Greenpeace has a petition and (somewhat content-free) video here.

And in a much lighter vein, this tumblr made me laugh till I wheezed: Catalog Living (link via morgue).

woops, been busy

May. 30th, 2015 01:39 am
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[personal profile] azurelunatic
Work has been eating much of my spare time. I've been writing about my day in a text file, and trying to reconstruct my past from scraps.

Here is a small example of how things are going:

Music recommendations

May. 30th, 2015 10:17 am
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[personal profile] yvi
So, I need some more music for running - something fun, but not too loud (nobody screaming at me). So far I have mostly been listening to Lorde, but that's getting a bit annoying after listening to it all the time.

Daily Happiness

May. 30th, 2015 12:18 am
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[personal profile] torachan
1. Thank you all so much for your comments on yesterday's post. It's hard not to be constantly reminded of Heidi (though work provides a good distraction for me at least), and I'm really glad I have Carla with me and don't have to go through this alone.

2. I got an iPhone 6 from work today. When I became assistant manager, they gave me a work phone, but it was just a crappy flip phone. But apparently they recently bought another batch of iPhones, so people who didn't get them last time (including not only me but my manager as well) get them now. It's pretty cool, but I feel like it's a waste of money on the company's part and since I don't want to put a lot of personal stuff on a work phone, I won't be using hardly any of the cool features. I'm glad I'll be able to text and to find my phone number more easily, both of which were difficult on the flip phone, but...

3. However, I did also get myself a new iPhone for personal use as well. Carla and I have both been less than thrilled with Virgin, but when we first got these, that was the only affordable option since Verizon and AT&T are ridiculously expensive and you don't even get a decent data plan for those prices. But now T-Mobile has iPhones, too, and we were happy with T-Mobile when we had them in the past, so we decided to go with them. It is more expensive than what we're paying for Virgin, and we're going to be paying the phones off monthly, too, which adds to the cost (though it means no interest vs. buying them outright with a credit card). They even had a deal on the 5S, where the 64GB version was cheaper than the 16GB one, so that's what I went with.

4. I don't have another day off until next Thursday, but at least I get to sleep in tomorrow and Sunday.

To War!

May. 30th, 2015 07:28 am
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weissvsaiyuki Battle has begun! People have started posting writing/art prompts here. I'm hoping a prompt will show up that sparks me to write, but a lot of them so far are for AUs, which I'm not as interested in.

Tonight is fired

May. 30th, 2015 12:12 am
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*throws self onto virtual couch in a fit of melodramatic sobbing*

Okay, so. Roommate is out of town tonight and tomorrow night because of a friends bachelor party. My mom is sleeping over so I have someone here in case of emergency, but that’s always awkward at best, even if necessary. Meanwhile of my evening-able aides A has been out of town, scheduled to come back late tonight, and so M is my only option.

Fail the first was dinner. Roommate had left a veggie casserole -- vegetables of various sorts, pasta, cheese, idk what else -- for us to have, with instructions to pop it in the oven for 30-40 minutes (covered with aluminum foil for the first 20-25 and then opened). We check it at 25 minutes and it’s cold -- oven had been left on preheat, not switched to bake. Put it in for another 20, covered, and then another 10, open. Cheese is only half melted but it’s steaming and whatever, we’re hungry. Except we managed to both undercook and overcook -- vegetables were still crispy but so was the pasta on top.

Fail the second: I message M that I’m ready for her to come over. (It is 8:30, an hour after I usually start the whole process these days because of how long the bedding process takes and how long after that it takes my body to unwind enough to sleep.) She responds ok but then two minutes later is “pooping her guts out” and can’t leave the toilet and is there anyone that can cover. Now, A is my usual backup, but out of town. Roommate is secondary backup, but out of town. My stepmom is third backup, but superbad idea with my mom here. So I ask my mom if she can do it, and she says it’s better than catching whatever M has. (She also makes comments about the drugs she is convinced M is taking, and asks whether m has ever overdosed.)

Fail the third: my mom getting me ready for bed is a clusterfuck. First she insists that I need a washcloth bath (which I usually just do in the morning), and not just face and armpits but everywhere upper body, and while I put up with this there is a part of me inside that is screaming about bodily autonomy. Second she isn’t strong enough to get my shirt off without hurting my wrist a bit, though I don’t tell her. Third, the commode chair takes strength she doesn’t have, and she hurt herself several times using it -- once pinching a finger on the wheel lock lever, once wrenching her back trying to get it upright (I need it tilted back so I can get in, and then tilted back up for the peeing), once banging her hip trying to stop the chair from rolling. Fourth, she is tired and unpracticed and I am tired and explaining badly as to what goes where and it takes us until 10:20 to get me in bed.

(The only positive about all that is that the next time I’m asking my dad/stepmom for help getting to bed and they ask if she can do it instead, I have reasons to say no.)

Fail the fourth: A had said, before his trip, that he was coming back tonight but didn’t know whether he would be able to work tomorrow but would let me know. I text him tonight asking about tomorrow (before I knew M was sick, but she’s been doing every day for over a week and needs a break) and he finally replies saying that he’s actually driving back tomorrow instead sorry for the late notice. Which means M is my only option for tomorrow. I hope like hell she’s better.

I just kind of want to cry. A lot.

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May. 30th, 2015 02:50 am
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Home from cruise! It was lovely! We're exhausted! The whole world keeps pitching and yawing even though I am on stable ground! I am going to bed now! More details later! Someone needs to take my exclamation points away from me!

Running and Jumping

May. 30th, 2015 01:02 am
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 So now the robot cheetah can run AND jump.  Link courtesy of my partner Doug.

Night Flight

May. 30th, 2015 05:11 am
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Jet Set Beauty 1 (side 2)Still in February. This is a Saks Fifth Avenue window series featuring Rootstein Realistics mannequins, which I love. Am I alone in thinking that the berets and poses on the flight attendants make them look something like a People's Proletariat Army? I'm enjoying the stink-eye the attendant in the photo on the left is giving viewers.

Weirdly some of the photos I took with my iPhone had a bit of a distortion I didn't notice until someone brought it to my attention after I posted the photos. The hands in at least two of the photos look weirdly long and too big....

You can find my 22 new photos at my Flickr account and my deviantArt.


May. 30th, 2015 01:14 am
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Oh, Tumblr. Some things never change. :-/

I haven't been using the site much lately, but I've been poking my head back in a little bit the past week or so. Not a lot. I've mainly just been reblogging some art and such. Keep in mind that the "/" sign doesn't work for Tumblr tags, so I typically tag posts with the characters involved and not pairings. Since, you know, the only option for tagging pairings is using smoosh names. Which are something that I kind of hate with a fiery passion, as I've mentioned many times before.

Anyway, a few days ago, I reblogged some art of a pairing that's... well, one of those ones that's pretty polarizing. There really isn't any middle ground. (To be fair, the particular art that I reblogged was of the hurt/comfort variety and fairly gen IMO, save for the artist's notes.)

It took me awhile to notice, because for some reason Tumblr didn't send me any notifications, but I got two private messages soon after reblogging that art. When I was on the site tonight, I finally picked up on that fact, and popped into my inbox to take a look at them.

One of them was someone who sent a signed message (someone who follows me here on DW as well -- *waves* -- this post isn't because of you, I promise!), asking very politely if I could possibly add a specific tag for that one particular 'ship. Which, you know, wasn't a problem. If someone specifically asks me to tag a certain topic, I do my best to remember to do so. I very much get that there are some things that people like to be able to block using Tumblr Savior and other such add-ons, and I'm not going to purposefully make it difficult for someone if they ask me about it.

The other was anonymous (of course), and pretty much a long, awkwardly-spelled, fairly vitriolic rant about how I'm a horrible person for reblogging art featuring that specific pairing and that I should be ashamed of myself. There might have also been some implications that I'm single-handedly destroying the sanctity of a random character from a completely different part of the fandom (who doesn't interact at all with either character in question, at least not in canon, so I'm not sure how it tied in to the rest of the rant?) and urgings to leave fandom in general because I'm ruining it for everyone else simply by existing.

(I think they might have also implied that I'm a teenage girl who needs to grow up, which is something that I can quite honestly say hasn't been said to me in over a decade.)

... yeah.

I mean, I'm not upset or anything. Laughing at the ridiculousness of the situation, maybe. And I'm pretty proud of myself for resisting the urge to actually reply to the message, since it's clear that the person who sent it was just trying to draw me into an argument.

It's just, really, Tumblr? Really? Every time I tentatively poke my head back into it, I get a reminder about why I stopped using it regularly in the first place.
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This story belongs to the series Love Is For Children which includes "Love Is for Children," "Hairpins," "Blended," "Am I Not," "Eggshells," "Dolls and Guys,""Saudades," "Querencia," "Turnabout Is Fair Play," "Touching Moments," "Splash," "Coming Around," "Birthday Girl," "No Winter Lasts Forever," "Hide and Seek," "Kernel Error," "Happy Hour," "Green Eggs and Hulk,""kintsukuroi," "Little and Broken, but Still Good," "Up the Water Spout," "The Life of the Dead," and "Anahata."

Fandom: The Avengers
Characters: Phil Coulson, Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Natasha Romanova, Clint Barton, Bruce Banner, JARVIS, Tony Stark.
Medium: Fiction
Warnings: Public surveillance (consensual on the part of the main characters). Mention of past trauma with lingering symptoms of PTSD. Current environment is safe. Shyness. Nausea. Imposter syndrome. Boundary issues. Negative coping skills. Communication issues. Anxiety. Depending on how you interpret it, Bruce's mistreatment of Hulk may count as domestic violence, sibling abuse, or self-harm. Tension among the team.
Summary: Steve coaxes Bruce and Bucky to go out running with him. Later on, there is Game Night.
Notes: Hurt/comfort. Family. Fluff and angst. Coping skills. Exercise. Healthy touch. Asking for help and getting it. Hope. Tony takes things apart. Dietary concerns and solutions. Comfort food. Positive coping skills. Talking. Self-control. Discouraging mistreatment. Facing fears. Nonsexual ageplay. Nonsexual intimacy. Gifts. Caregiving. Competence. Toys and games. Gentleness. Trust. #coulsonlives

Begin with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6.

Read more... )


May. 29th, 2015 10:19 pm
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[personal profile] sineala
[personal profile] lysimache keeps telling me I should write a story in which all the characters are named after cities and towns in the (New York) Capital District.

See, Troy would be normal, and you can possibly even get away with Albany itself, but I think by the time you have, like, Schenectady and Niskayuna and Watervliet people will start to suspect something.

Baby filter?

May. 29th, 2015 07:06 pm
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[personal profile] zulu
I realized a few days ago I'd accidentally left someone off my baby filter when I was doing a bit of updating/editing, so I just wanted to check:

Would you like to be on my baby filter? No restrictions, it's just opt-in because I know some people would rather not see those entries.

If you can see this entry, then you're on the filter already!

If you're not and you'd like to be, or if I've dropped you by accident, just let me know.

daily gratitudes

May. 29th, 2015 06:17 pm
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[personal profile] watersword
  1. sunscreen
  2. co-worker bought me goat-cheese-and-arugula pizza
  3. achievement unlocked: readercon registration and hotel reservation completed
  4. the kittens game is back to feeling like fun and not a chore
  5. I said smart things in writing group and did not actually punch the patronizing mansplaining asshole I hate

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May. 29th, 2015 05:30 pm
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FYI, for the sad and obvious reason, Amazon UK has a bunch of Tanith Lee's ebooks for £1.99 today.

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May. 29th, 2015 07:08 pm
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  • Ex Machina Has a Serious Fembot Problem | WIRED: “In a way, Garland is right; pure intelligence wouldn’t have a gender any more than it would have a race. But to say that and then place that consciousness into a body that it will immediately recognize its likeness as female negates that point.”
  • (CW: Abuse, suicidal thoughts) On #YesAllWomen, One Year Later | The Toast: “My Twitter mentions were bursting with reasons why I should [die]. I was a man-hater. I was a rabid feminist. I was capitalizing on a tragedy. I was a terrorist in sheep’s clothing. I was a hypocrite. […] I was a Muslim woman who had dared to start a viral hashtag that laid out the fears women faced – while men shamed and accused them of generalizing against an entire gender for the sins of a perceived few. I was the creator of #YesAllWomen, and in that moment, I had no idea what the morning would bring me.”
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  • The Avengers’ Black Widow Has a Smurfette Problem | The Atlantic: “But Renner’s “slut” joke isn’t an example of “shipping”—i.e. rooting for a romance to happen. It’s an insistence upon seeing a woman purely in sexual terms. It’s also a rejection of the notion that men and women can have platonic relationships—that Smurfette could just be friends with the other 99 blue people in her village.”

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well take it, it's my gift

May. 29th, 2015 11:33 am
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Please tell me not to go down the rabbit hole of reading about the FIFA investigation (I only have three tabs open! I can stop before I get started!). There are so many things about it that are just mind-boggling. I mean, American sports are not bastions of purity - the NFL is pretty despicable, and I say that as a huge (American) football fan - but holy crap, at least they're answerable to Congress (who are also mostly despicable but still have some legal authority over the governing bodies of sports leagues). Though I can't tell if not caring about soccer makes the schadenfreude of watching this happen greater or lesser.

Oh well, I have Game 7 to worry about tonight. I think I will begin drinking early, just in case. And then I have a weekend to either be elated or depressed about the outcome. I keep telling myself I've divested and am no longer emotionally involved, but I'm probably going to cry like a hungry baby if they lose. I just want Lundqvist to get a Cup and get the recognition he deserves! I don't want him to be Ewing or Marino or Mattingly. (Or, I guess more fittingly, Giacomin. Sigh.) And his window is closing. Ugh. They just need to not take stupid penalties or make stupid turnovers and they need to play smart defense in their own zone. I know they're capable of all of that. They just haven't put it all together for a full 60 minutes yet in this series.

Sigh. Sports are the worst.


iZombie: Astroburger
spoilers will be 63 degrees today, that's 17 Celsius )


Ugh, work. At least we get out at 2:30 today


Gratitudes, early summer edition

May. 29th, 2015 10:49 am
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[personal profile] kass
1. Iced coffee. Also Dunkin Donuts' "coffee coolatta." Also Starbucks' frappucino.

2. Sunshine!

3. Sandals and painted toenails.

4. The feeling of wind in my newly-short hair when I drive with my window down.

5. It's almost Shabbat, huzzah!
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Posted by Gwen Sharp, PhD

Flashback Friday.

I recently came upon the Jewish greeting card section at Target, way down on the bottom row. I could tell it was the Jewish section because all of the dividers that tell you what kind of card is in that slot (birthday, anniversary, etc.) had a Star of David on them.

I was interested in what a specifically Jewish birthday card might look like, so I picked this one up. It draws on the idea that Jewish people are particularly prone to feeling guilty.


The inside said:

…but is cake and ice cream mentioned anywhere? I think NOT! It’s your day! Enjoy! Enjoy!

Mary Waters found that people often believe that ethnicity explains all types of behaviors that are in fact very widespread. She interviewed White ethnics in the U.S.; they often attributed their families’ characteristics to their ethnicity. Take the idea of the loud, boisterous family, often including a mother who is constantly trying to get the kids to eat more of her homecooked meals and worrying if they aren’t married. Many individuals described their family this way and claimed that their ethnicity was the reason.

People who identified their background as Italian, Greek, Jewish, Polish, and others all believed that the way their family interacted was a unique custom of their ethnic group. Yet they all described pretty much the same characteristics. The cardmakers’ (and others’) allusion to guilt to signify Jewishness seems to me to fall into this category: take out the Stars of David and I bet a range of religious/ethnic groups would think it was tailored to them specifically.

So you take a card, say guilt in it, add a Star of David, and you’ve got a Jewish card. Take out the Star of David, maybe it’s a Catholic card, especially if you added a cross, since they’re often portrayed as feeling a lot of guilt. I’ve had friends who grew up Southern Baptist or Pentecostal joke about having felt guilty about everything, so you could market the card to them, too! I think it’s a good example of how we often treat characteristics or behaviors as somehow meaningfully connected to a specific ethnic background rather than being a pretty common way that people in general, across ethnic lines, behave.

Originally published in 2010.

Gwen Sharp is an associate professor of sociology at Nevada State College. You can follow her on Twitter at @gwensharpnv.

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Posted by thebloggess

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month so some people expect me to write about mental health, except that if you read here you’re already perfectly aware that I’m mentally ill so this feels a bit pointless.  But what if we change the game a little?

Share with me.  In the comments, or on your own platform, or both.  Almost everyone will battle mental illness or will be impacted in the struggle to help a loved one with their mental illness, so “awareness” isn’t really the issue for me.  Cures, support, feedback, tools that work...those are the things we reach for in the dark.  So let’s share…

How has mental illness affected you personally?  What did you learn from it that might help others?

I’ll start.

How has mental illness affected me personally:  I have a host of issues but I’m most affected by Avoidant Personality Disorder which is like anxiety disorder on speed.  It’s scary to talk about.  When I tell people I have a personality disorder they try to convince me that I don’t.  This is not helpful.  It’s perfectly well-meaning but it’s like saying “You couldn’t possibly have anything so terrible as that” when in fact, I do.  And lots of other people do too but they don’t say it out loud because they’re afraid of how they’ll be perceived.  Then it becomes even harder to say it because everyone else is too afraid to say it (with just cause) and I can’t even blame them because being afraid to admit you have a personality disorder whose main symptom is crippling fear is a catch-22 and pretty fucked up.  It’s like having to raise your hand to ask for help in attaching your prosthetic arms.

What did I learn from it that might help others:  I’ve learned I’m not alone even when I feel completely isolated and like a failure.  I’ve learned that depression lies.  I’ve learned that when I’m not affected by my fucked-up brain chemistry I can see that my brain is not to be trusted so I write notes to myself when I’m out of the hole to remind myself that I’ll be okay again soon.  I get sun.  I take meds and therapy.  I laugh loudly and often when I’m out of the hole because I know the importance of appreciating the good and the joy when it comes.  I let myself be sad when I need to be.  I watch ridiculous tv and listen to happy songs.  I practice creating an invisible mental barrier around my body when I feel overwhelmed by other people’s energy.  I call the suicide hotline if things get bad.  I donate to suicide hotlines when I can.  I allow myself to say no.  I reach out on the internet because I can find friends to talk to or to inspire me who understand when I’m too afraid to even pick up a phone.  I find a family member to help me when I think I need extra supervision.  I thank people who help save me.  I try to save them back.  I hide in blanket forts with my cats and a collection of funny books or kick-ass comics.  I share what helps.  I learn from others.

I apply kittens directly to problem areas.

Your turn.

PS.  This is my playlist that keeps me upright when my head is full of marbles.  Feel free to share your own.

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(doo doo doo)

It's time to play the music
It's time to light the lights
It's time to meet the DWers on my friending meme tonight!

Here's the format for this one. Add any details you want.

Dreamwidth username:
Introductions requested: Do you want people to tell you who they are before they subscribe to you?
Type of content: Do you post fanfic? Meta? Personal diary? Villanelles? 8 x 10 color glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one?
Interests: Topics about which you like to post. Specific fandoms or ships, sports teams, food, politics, kittens, etc.
Discussion: some examples:
  • Yes, everyone!
  • Only mutual subscribes please
  • I love commenters but don't respond much myself
  • No squee harshing please
  • I'm love argument of all kind
  • I'm not interested in arguing the merits of [topic] but I love to discuss it with people who agree on basic principles
  • I intend to lead a dialogue with you to determine the definition of virtue, questioning whether certain knowledge is innate and remembered by the soul through proper inquiry.
  • I love to have discussions in [language].
My journal is : (public, selectively public, locked)
Anything else: what else do you want people to know? favorite frog? favorite folk dance?

Copy/paste block for commenting:

<strong>Dreamwidth username</strong>:
<strong>Introductions requested</strong>:
<strong>Type of content</strong>:
<strong>My journal is</strong>:
<strong>Anything else</strong>:

Signal boosting much appreciated! Cut and paste the code below to share it on your journal:

<a href="">Dreamwidth Friending Meme, 2015 edition!</a>

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May. 29th, 2015 09:20 am
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[personal profile] twistedchick
If Jamie Fraser of Outlander were, in some way, the ancestor of Benton Fraser of Due South, it would explain *so much*.

This is my life right now

May. 29th, 2015 07:40 am
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[personal profile] thedeadparrot
Can I just say how much I love this FIFA scandal right now? I can't stop looking away from it.

It features:

- Bad guys that everyone already hates
- Team America: World Police
- Narcissism
- Rank incompetence and/or arrogance
- Dad jokes from the IRS
- Corporate doublespeak
- Election politicking and drama
- Saber rattling from a variety of countries
- A dude who had an apartment in Trump Tower for his cats
- More singing canaries than a mob film
- Most of it resembles a mob film, tbh

It's amazing. I can't wait for John Oliver's take on the whole thing. I can't wait to see the fallout of today's election for FIFA president (Sepp Blatter is probably going to win reelection, but it's possible he's going to be sweating for a while).

bandom big bang complement work

May. 28th, 2015 09:39 pm
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[personal profile] general_jinjur
hey, i participated in a thing!

i created a mix as part of [community profile] bandombigbang, for [personal profile] romantical's courtney beckett/mike carden fic fault lines to your own front door. it was a fantastic experience, and a really fun story to mix for - i'm really proud of the result, and i'm glad i can finally share it!

slip, heave, throw: a mix - listen on 8tracks here | download the mix

notes under the cut )

Disability in Mad Max

May. 29th, 2015 04:46 am
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Here's an interesting essay about disability in Mad Max.

EDIT 5/29/15: LJ user Arielstarshadow found another good essay by a woman with a similar disability to Imperator Furiosa.

Quick fic rec

May. 29th, 2015 09:03 am
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[personal profile] lilliburlero has written me Hilary/David! This is the first Hilary/David in existence not to have been written by me (or MR, to be fair), so I'm absolutely thrilled. Includes 'v. mild smut' and French knickers. Also zombies. Not in the same vignette. :)

A certain toughness (1270 words) by Lilliburlero
Chapters: 10/10
Fandom: Return to Night - Mary Renault
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: David/Hilary Mansell, Sanderson/Ossian Bradford - Relationship
Characters: David (Return to Night), Hilary Mansell, Julian Fleming, Sanderson (Return to Night)
Additional Tags: Angst, Alternate Universe - Regency, Crack, Alternate Universe - Zombies, Future Fic, First Time, Fluff, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Smut, Unresolved Sexual Tension, Contraception, Sexism, Zombies

Ten David/Hilary vignettes.


Advisory: sexism, surgeons being titanic arseholes.

History RPF Exchange

May. 29th, 2015 07:53 am
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[community profile] history_exchange is an exchange for writing fic about historical people. The minimum wordcount is 500 words and it is currently taking nominations.
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This story belongs to the series Love Is For Children which includes "Love Is for Children," "Hairpins," "Blended," "Am I Not," "Eggshells," "Dolls and Guys,""Saudades," "Querencia," "Turnabout Is Fair Play," "Touching Moments," "Splash," "Coming Around," "Birthday Girl," "No Winter Lasts Forever," "Hide and Seek," "Kernel Error," "Happy Hour," "Green Eggs and Hulk,""kintsukuroi," "Little and Broken, but Still Good," "Up the Water Spout," "The Life of the Dead," and "Anahata."

Fandom: The Avengers
Characters: Phil Coulson, Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Natasha Romanova, Clint Barton, Bruce Banner, JARVIS, Tony Stark.
Medium: Fiction
Warnings: Public surveillance (consensual on the part of the main characters). Mention of past trauma with lingering symptoms of PTSD. Current environment is safe. Shyness. Nausea. Imposter syndrome. Boundary issues. Negative coping skills. Communication issues. Anxiety. Depending on how you interpret it, Bruce's mistreatment of Hulk may count as domestic violence, sibling abuse, or self-harm. Tension among the team.
Summary: Steve coaxes Bruce and Bucky to go out running with him. Later on, there is Game Night.
Notes: Hurt/comfort. Family. Fluff and angst. Coping skills. Exercise. Healthy touch. Asking for help and getting it. Hope. Tony takes things apart. Dietary concerns and solutions. Comfort food. Positive coping skills. Talking. Self-control. Discouraging mistreatment. Facing fears. Nonsexual ageplay. Nonsexual intimacy. Caregiving. Competence. Toys and games. Gentleness. Trust. #coulsonlives

Begin with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

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RIP, Heidi

May. 28th, 2015 08:28 pm
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Today we had to say goodbye to the sweetest, bestest kitty ever. I never knew I could love a kitty so much, and I don’t regret for a moment having chosen this kitten, even though we had so little time together.

daily gratitudes

May. 28th, 2015 10:15 pm
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  1. a night of deep restorative sleep
  2. installing fonts is so delightful
  3. farmer's market pizza
  4. blessed solitude
  5. living-room dance party with me, myself, and I

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May. 28th, 2015 09:12 pm
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[personal profile] shrift
1. I finished watching Daredevil! I'm behind on all other TV except, like, Daredevil, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and The Daily Show. Probably because of hockey.

2. The Blackhawks are still in the Western Conference Final. They play Game 7 on Saturday. Either we lose and we're done, or we go to the Stanley Cup Final. Whatever happens, there will be booze, you guys.

3. I saw Mad Max: Fury Road twice over the weekend.

4. I had a bunch of informal interviews and three formal interviews last week. The formal interviews were for jobs in Mountain View. I am now waiting and fretting, like you do.

5. If you don't listen to Aisha Tyler's podcast regularly, you should know that Jaime Camil (aka Rogelio de la Vega on Jane the Virgin was on recently. So was Jesse L. Martin (Joe West on The Flash among other things). Also Emily Bett Rickards from Arrow, but I haven't listened to that one yet since I'm so behind on that show.

6. The pollen levels are high, high, very high, and the pollen wants me to die.
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I told Robin the story of Who's Left and Who's Leaving by [ profile] fiercelydreamed this morning.

This afternoon we had the following conversation~

Robin: I think I'm going to die. It's probably the stress.
*Andrea: I want to say something about Bartok, from "Anastasia," and how he said, "Stress. It's a killer," to the main villain of the movie. He told the story of his cousin and how he just keeled over from stress one day. "And he was a fruit bat. No meat. No blood even!" Because Bartok was a vampire bat, so that was strange to him.
Robin: ...I have no idea what any of that has to do with anything.
*Andrea: I know! I realized after I told you that Atlantis story this morning that I've become Benton Fraser from "Due South," who's always telling random Inuit stories to his partner. And his partner's like, "Does that relate to this situation in any way?" And Fraser's just like, "It's a traditional Inuit story, Ray."

broken becc

May. 28th, 2015 04:11 pm
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I have so many doctors' appointments coming up it's ridonkulous:

grab bag of healthstuff )

Meanwhile, in princess news, )


May. 28th, 2015 05:40 pm
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My fantasy short story "Two to Leave" [Beneath Ceaseless Skies; podcast version available] is now up. Dedicated to Sonya Taaffe ([personal profile] sovay).

I had not entered the parched lands entirely unprepared. I had an excellent pair of boots—good boots are underrated everywhere—and I was almost glad the ferryman would not accept them in exchange for passage. I had the Apiarist’s Gun, made to fit my hand. And as for nourishment, that took care of itself, even here.


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