Putting it out there

Apr. 23rd, 2017 07:25 pm
yourlibrarian: CunningPlan-mata090680 (SPN-CunningPlan-mata090680)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1) There's been some activity at [community profile] tv_talk this past week, both people discussing their shows and making suggestions for how the community might best be used. I plan to start crossposting comments there going forward, but I think it would also be really useful to link posts you see around focusing on tv shows (any shows) as it could be a good way to get conversations going. I think it's already starting to get people connected who not only share interests but are actively discussing them.

I've also begun posting to [community profile] recs. I know there are some people I follow who create lists regularly, so although there often isn't much discussion on such posts, I think it might get people connected on that front as well.

2) I'm not a fan of needles anyway but some phlebotomists are quite good. At least twice I can remember not feeling a stick at all. Not so this last time. Not only really hurt going in and staying in but I've had a bruise for three days now :/

3) I hadn't been beading for nearly two years but started it up again last month after I got a gift of beads from a friend, and a few other packs of bead gifts had been sitting here for a while. A couple of things that I've been pleased with: Read more... )

Grump.

Apr. 23rd, 2017 03:02 pm
msilverstar: (billy playing BW)
[personal profile] msilverstar
I seem to be a fandom lurker now, except with people who I know well or fangirl hard or both. I miss the community but I'm shit at creating it these days.

But I still love you all.

Currently failing to see Billy Boyd at a comic con in San Jose. And Gina Torres. Because driving on a stressful freeway, parking, walking, waiting in line: all too much for me.

Writing this all out, it seems clear that depression is getting to me. Fuck.

Buenos Aires Book Fair Schedule

Apr. 23rd, 2017 04:51 pm
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[personal profile] jimhines

I’m mostly recovered from Minicon…which is good, because on Tuesday, I leave for the Buenos Aires Book Fair!

Wednesday will be a day of recovery and looking around. Thursday afternoon I’ll be doing some press interviews at El Ateneo, one of the most gorgeous bookstores in the world.

Assuming they can pry me out of there, I’ll be doing an interview Saturday afternoon at the Book Fair, followed by a book signing. Later that evening I’ll be participating in the Bloggers Meeting as well.

Sunday, there’s a meet and greet at the bookstore, and then it’s back to the hotel to pack and prepare for the flight home on Monday.

It should be an exciting week. I’m looking forward to meeting my Latin American publisher, and I love that my official schedule has notes like “Embassy driver will pick you up from the airport.” And of course, it will be awesome to meet readers and fans from Argentina!

Blogging and email and such will probably be pretty light, but I should have plenty of pictures to share when I get back. Don’t break the internet while I’m gone, okay?

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

Equinox vids!

Apr. 23rd, 2017 12:58 pm
starlady: Mako's face in the jaeger, in profile (mako mori is awesome)
[personal profile] starlady
The vids are live in the first [community profile] equinox_exchange; you can view the entire collection of 54 new vids on the Archive.

I made one vid. I think it is very obvious, but I have never yet been successfully guessed on the Festivids guessing posts. Maybe you can break the streak via the Equinox guessing post.

I have not had much time to browse the collection because I was marching for science yesterday. It was a nice day in San Francisco, not too sunny but not too cold. As well as knowing again that we weren't alone, it was nice to know that for a few hours we were exactly where we should be. Also, we ate delicious tacos at the Ferry Building.

I received two vids, both for Deep Space Nine:

I Lived (4 words) by Anonymous
Summary: Hope if everybody runs, you choose to stay.

and

Pundits and Poets (3 words) by Anonymous
Summary: xoxoxoxo

They are both extremely heart-warming. ♥

Cheerful things!

Apr. 24th, 2017 02:49 am
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[personal profile] alias_sqbr
So! I have been feeling a bit down recently for reasons I'm not going to go into in this post (I have realised that doing so makes me reluctant to read the comments, rather defeating the purpose) and would like some happy, positive human interaction.

So! If the mood strikes you, please comment with happy links, books/movies etc you've enjoyed recently, random cheerful comments about what you've been up to etc. No sympathy comments, I am not in the mood right now.

And to return the favour, here is my swancon costume as well as a mask I made. Also, here is some cute happy fixit art for Rogue One.

Also, while I'm here: hello to everyone who's been coming over to dreamwidth from livejournal!
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[personal profile] morgandawn
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2ozHuzJ on April 23, 2017 at 11:08AM

Tags:dr who, class, dwcrosspost

Tumblr post (this is likely a reblog, and may have more pictures over there)
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[personal profile] happydork
Friends. I held a seder yesterday. It was amazing. I want to tell you all about it. At great length. If you like, you can skip to the bottom where there are adorable photos.

Cut for many words and some photos )

Daily Happiness

Apr. 23rd, 2017 02:20 am
torachan: close-up of a sleepy kitten face (sleepy molly)
[personal profile] torachan
1. I made gyoza and edamame for dinner. So delicious!

2. I posted manga! And also did a little translating, so hopefully that will lead to more manga being posted within the next few days.

3. The kitties are all having a lot of fun exploring the computer room bookshelf, since all the knick knacks have been taken off and some books rearranged. Once we actually get it arranged the way we want it, there won't be much space for them to play on it at all, so it's nice to seem them enjoying it so much in this in-between stage.

Doctor Who 10.02

Apr. 23rd, 2017 09:29 am
selenak: (Tardis - Hellopinkie)
[personal profile] selenak
Following New Who tradition of the new Companion first getting a trip to the future and then one to the past, this one offers a fuiture where Emojis survive as a major mode of communication. Which, let's face it, is likely. :)

Read more... )

Scanlations: Yasha ch. 56

Apr. 22nd, 2017 09:46 pm
torachan: sei and rin from yasha (yasha)
[personal profile] torachan


Title: Yasha
Author: Yoshida Akimi
Publisher: Flower Comics
Genre: Shoujo
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Molly
Status in Japan: 12 volumes, complete
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Twelve-year-old Sei lives a normal, quiet life on a small island in Okinawa until one day a strange man who seems to know his mother shows up and tries to kidnap him. After that, nothing is normal or quiet in this sci-fi thriller from the author of Banana Fish.

Chapter Summary: With the threat to his uncle hanging over his head, Sei is forced to help the Amamiyas in their search for Dr. Smith's diary. But then Toichi comes up with an idea to let him know his uncle is safe.



Chapter 56

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Apr. 22nd, 2017 07:18 pm
twistedchick: General Leia in The Force Awakens (Default)
[personal profile] twistedchick
How can we create coalitions with disillusioned former Trumpists and Trumpistas? We need to find some way to help them put their disillusionment to good use, without losing our own path or principles. On what points do we see the same way?
hunningham: self-gripping pliers - closeup (pissed-off)
[personal profile] hunningham
Other breaking news - we are all addicted to technology and have an attention span slightly less than that of a goldfish.

Tag as "oh no, not again".

Also, sorry, but I really don't believe that workers check their email on average 36 times an hour. I've been trying to work out what extreme distribution of workers + email checking you would have to make that happen. Maybe a lot of people in the sample had automatic email notifications set to go every two minutes? Does that count? There's a big difference between "I check my email every two minutes" and "my email is downloaded from server every two minutes". Suspect that someone is grinding a rather large axe.

However I'm interested to see that the goldfish attention span is nine seconds. I'm sure it used to be two seconds. Perhaps the goldfish, having gone on a technology-fast, has found that its attention span has increased dramatically and is now writing a book about this. I would read that book. But not the one reviewed above.
hunningham: White cat with pink nose (Charlie)
[personal profile] hunningham
Q. How can you stop your cat drinking out of your water glass?

A. You give them a water bowl which is away away from their food dish.

This works. It really works. Cat's food dish is in the kitchen, as God & nature intended. I have now moved his water dish into the bathroom (flat has odd layout, bathroom & kitchen are right next to each other). Suddenly cat is drinking a lot more water, and is no longer trying to jam his head into every single unattended water glass, much to the relief of all parties.

This is a cat thing. Cats do not like drinking water right next to their food.

Thank-you people on the internet who have told me about this. I am a little unconvinced by some of the theories as to why cats do this, but you are all excellent observers of cat behaviour.

Interesting Links for 22-04-2017

Apr. 22nd, 2017 12:00 pm

Hit the ground running

Apr. 22nd, 2017 11:32 am
rydra_wong: The display board of a train reads "this train is fucked". (this train is fucked)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
So yeah, I don't imagine we are headed for anything except a Tory victory (yes, we could theoretically get another freaky none-of-the-polls-predicted-this result, but that would be too damn nice of the universe).

But anything we can do to limit their power and make it hard for them to claim an absolute mandate will help limit the damage. And we can also try to stomp on UKIP's attempts to creep in around the margins.

Google Docs: How To Vote To Stop The Tories (see the FAQ for notes explaining how and why particular choices were made)

Note: Wikipedia gives details of past election results in your constituency, so you can verify and also look at exact details.

Local elections are on May 4, and are important in themselves as well as an indicator of which ways the political winds are blowing. And fewer people vote in them.

Hope Not Hate have a fresh new website and an election fund to fight far-right candidates in any constituency they might have a chance of winning. They are really good at this and have pissed off UKIP no end.

Vote. Make your friends vote. Make everyone you know vote. If nothing else, it's good practice. One day it may matter.

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