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May. 27th, 2017 09:30 am
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It was so windy the last couple of days that I had to take my tomato plant back into the apartment because the wind knocked it over. Nothing was damaged fortunately, but that's just a mental note to myself to check the weather and keep my plant inside on windy days. The green tomato is still green.

Why a Women's-Only 'Wonder Woman' Screening That Sparked Male Outrage Is Absolutely Vital
To the men concern trolling (because you know they are), I say: LOLOLOLOL cry moar noob!

I uploaded more songs to my ipod to give myself a change of pace because I was started to grow annoyed at the music I kept listening to over and over. I thought I had more songs to add, I only added 20, but apparently not. I want to add more songs to my ipod.

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May. 27th, 2017 10:52 am
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[personal profile] veritas_poet
How am I supposed to do typing work when the Star Wars theme is playing on the classical station?

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May. 27th, 2017 11:46 am
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[personal profile] alwaysbeenasmiler
[community profile] icontalking

A really fun challenge community that is more of a 'personal' challenge type thing (since there is no voting); it's just make the icons to fit the theme and then submit and after a month, all the icons get posted and people can ooh and ahh over there! If you're interested in making icons but you aren't interested in competing, that is a great community!
[personal profile] dreamlittleyo
Turned Upside Down (Chapter 3)
By [personal profile] dreamlittleyo
Pairing/Rating: Hamilton/Washington, Explicit, Noncon Warnings
Wordcount: 2,500 Words (24k Total)
Summary: Alexander Hamilton has always been devoted to his captain; he never intends to admit just how deep his devotion runs. When an away mission goes intimately wrong, both men are left reeling. Hamilton knows there's no going back. But how can he make things right if Washington won't even look at him?

Or: the one where Washington is a starship captain and away missions are terrible.

Read chapter three on AO3…
(Read from the beginning on AO3...)

Or read Chapter Three below the cut… )


Photos of the Morning

May. 27th, 2017 10:23 am
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[personal profile] fadedwings
I didn't get up until about 7:30 this morning, which is about 3 hours later than I had been. Not sure why this early bird schedule instead of my usual night owl default. Maybe it's spring. Things are coming alive in the backyard again, and I've really been enjoying it. The nice thing about the early mornings is that no one else is awake.

This is especially nice when you can see about 8 other multi-family homes from your own tiny yard (that is shared with three other families).

This morning the sun is out and while it is still rather cool out, it's quiet nice. Especially since it isn't raining (for the first time in several days).

a view of the morning sky
The morning sky

More photos under the cut...Read more... )

I'm going to try and taking pictures regularly again.

Rat pic of the day

May. 27th, 2017 01:41 am
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Wee Nayda

Excerpt from Silver Does Stuff. (Why not post it all here? -Because I always forget to put in a cut and then long posts flood people's friends pages). See it all


Random Doctor Who Picture:City of Death

May. 27th, 2017 08:11 am
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One of my all time favourite Doctor Who stories.

The Doctor and Romana in Paris

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May. 27th, 2017 02:54 am
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[personal profile] alwaysbeenasmiler
I have this unspoken rule that if I don't know the fandom-- I can't use the icon; even if I made it for someone.

THIS icon right here made me go and find myself a game in the Ys series-- Memories of Celceta (Thank you so much [personal profile] batman for inspiring me to pick up the game). So far I like, I forgot how to play Action RPGs but it's refreshing! I sucked at the first boss-- but I'm hoping with time I'll get better!

I honestly think that this is the best icon I've ever made, it just is perfect in so many ways-- I stare at it in awe and I don't even know how it happened-- I am thinking that I might not of been in my right mind because it's hard to think something like that could come out of me. Seriously, I can't even.

Also, thank you all for the kind words you've spoken to me; with my work situation or with icons-- I appreciate all those words. I don't participate in a lot of fandoms and my DW is pretty much a way for me to take all the stress I am feeling and get it out in the open (and harness some creativity), and comments are not required but they are very much appreciated! Y'all rock!

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May. 26th, 2017 06:50 pm
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Netflix movie Whip It )

I just finished a great book, The Disastrous Mrs. Weldon by Brian Thompson. She was a true Victorian eccentric. From the moment she was born she was overweening ego and kept grudges for everyone who ever crossed her, real or imagined.

She dreamed of a career as a singer and formed an alliance with the French composer, Gounod. He was her pet? Submissive? Lover? Collaborator? Anyway, the time he spent with her exhausted him.

One of the positive things she did accomplish through many the lawsuits she brought was public examination of the lunacy laws (because of one her life’s adventures). These laws made it too easy for inconvenient people to be locked away.

The author wrote this book because of multiple volume autobiography she wrote. In French, published in France because she would have been sued for all the libel the thing contained.

I wish the author had other books; I really like his style.

Highly recommended.


May. 26th, 2017 09:11 pm
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[personal profile] musyc
A lovely person on Tumblr made a mood/aesthetics board inspired by a fic of mine. Delightful! Right this way. Reblog if you like! Support Draco and Pansy being snaky, snarky best friends. XD

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May. 26th, 2017 03:11 pm
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Soooooo I've talked about this ridiculous modified* ketogenic diet that I'm doing, and how much it's helped with my inflammation and chronic pain issues. And it has, a LOT.

I've also talked about how I'm not actually doing it for weight loss, but that's a side effect I'll happily take.

Today I pulled some things out of the depths of the closets. I'm not gonna lie, being able to fit back into a couple of the bat wing hem overdresses that the Infamous BlueJay made me is fantastic.

*Modified because I have not actually started tracking my macro nutrients yet, I've just been eyeballing it. (I figure if I'm eating more fat than protein, and as few carbs as possible, I'm doing okay, and my results so far seem to support that.) I have to look into the various tracking apps and make sure that calorie counting is optional on them. Counting calories is a fast track to Crazytown for me.

Tommy Robinson - hero of freedom

May. 26th, 2017 04:13 pm
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[personal profile] veritas_poet
If any cowardly readers here claim otherwise, provide your evidence. Know that I do not play games. Provide it.



May. 26th, 2017 10:01 pm
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[personal profile] purplecat
Oxygen struck me as, structurally, being very similar to Knock! Knock! and, like Knock! Knock!, I feel I like it less than it deserves to be liked.

Both Oxygen and Knock! Knock! tell neatly self-contained stories. These are well-produced and acted with scripts that are thoughtful while fitting recognisably within the mould of a Doctor Who story. Fond as I am of the Sylvester McCoy era, it would have struggled to produce two stories of this high quality in close succession. In fact if these had appeared during a Sylvester McCoy season, I suspect I would have rated them as highly as stories like Ghost Light and Curse of Fenric.

This isn't a Sylvester McCoy season though, my expectations are different, and somehow neither managed to really grab me.

I don't really want to nit-pick at Oxygen, but among other things I'm dubious about the economics on display. I've mentioned a couple of times when discussing this season, about how you identify that point in a fantastical show, where it's breaking its own unstated rules of consistency. The problem Oxygen had for me specifically as someone who has hung around space scientists a bit, is that its very emphasis on the realities of surviving in a vacuum made me expect more realism from the rest of the Space Science. The reality of space is it is really, really expensive to put people up there (in weight terms, even if you're not factoring in the expense of training someone and are, apparently, discounting any value in human life) so you probably don't want them randomly suffocating even if they are not being as productive as you might like. This then, of course, made me think of the practices of Victorian factory owners and making your workers indebted to you for their use of oxygen (and thereby imposing a form of slavery) and that somehow seemed more plausible though not, obviously as likely to produce space zombies. Like the "how does agriculture work on Christmas?" problem I had with Matt Smith's final story, this distracted me far more than it should have done.

I'm not really qualified to comment on the depiction of disability. [personal profile] hollymath has written eloquently about how hurtful she found it though I've seen other commentary that was cautiously optimistic or at least "jury still out" on the subject.

I was disappointed that the blue alien had no function in the story beyond making a simplistic point about racism and then dying.

Did I like anything about the story? Yes, actually. I really liked the interactions between Bill, Nardole and the Doctor. This is the first time we've seen them operating as a team and I liked the way the dynamic of two companions (who aren't romantically linked in any way) worked, particularly the way that the two of them can jointly put different perspectives to the Doctor. In fact I really like this softer version of the twelfth Doctor and both his new companions.

I did think the story was well-paced, well-acted and I liked that it was allowed to be about something and that its resolution tied back to its themes and the set up of the problem. I'm far from convinced it is really Oxygen's fault that I got distracted by picking holes.


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