Vid/AMV recs?

Apr. 23rd, 2017 10:42 pm
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Thinking of putting together a playlist for the Wiscon Vid Party on morally ambiguous and ambitious women. Anyone have recs for vids or AMVs that showcase power-hungry women? POC characters or characters from games or anime preferred. I'd especially love something on Kuvira from Legend of Korra, Lady Eboshi from Princess Mononoke or Kushana from Nausicaa.

Also, I am feeling old... where does one go to look for vids nowadays? I did find a fair amount of Kuvira vids on YouTube, but nothing I liked so far, and's search is incredibly frustrating.

Currently on the list: [personal profile] feedingonwind's A New Day (Mariah, Luke Cage), [personal profile] shati's Hope on Fire (Mishil, Queen Seondeok), [personal profile] starlady's Shuang Nu (Wu Zetian, Detective Dee).


Apr. 24th, 2017 12:52 am
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Sleep is good, but I apparently need even more of it. Plus having issues with eye-floaters. (Same as I often get. They're just bugging me. Maybe a better prescription of glasses would help.) Tried on spouse's glasses t'other day to see if graduated lenses (bifocal kinda things) would drive me nuts. ...his prescription is so weaksauce that I couldn't tell the difference. *sigh*

Got a couple of chapters read of a fanfic I've been wanting to read, and then had to plug in the iPad 'cause it hadn't been plugged in for, er, I dunno. 2-4 days? I hadn't been using it a lot, but still. >_>

Being able to concentrate on reading something is nice. Maybe more of that will happen soon.

If I get really lucky, maybe some writing will happen. I'd like that.

In the meantime, maybe @UrsulaV will livetweet more of the Swiss Family Robinson book she's reading. (Even better if someone just... gathered up all her tweets about this, and not just Storify, but actually made them into a book. Like a book of newspaper cartoon strips. Except the tweets in little friendly-font squares. Maybe an occasional chicken doodle if the spirit moved her. ...Would buy. (Would also buy Twitter Rants, about potatoes and corn and such.)

Also found link (*waves to Noelle*) regarding R2D2 and stuff, and except for a tweak or two from Rogue One... I'm being amused.

Havva Quote
As she woke up, the mattress beneath her feeling as if it were swaying side to side and jackhammers rhythmically pounding in her ears and brain, she remembered all that and thought that Lady Poison would have been offended.

INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

Defiant Dogs, and the Art of Dying

Apr. 23rd, 2017 11:56 pm
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Probably less than a week my dog took a dump in the hall between the kitchen, bedroom, and living room - (and steps to downstairs/outside) - he too another one right next to it.  The first one was drying out under a big pile of baking soda.  So, I had to throw a big pile of baking soda on the second dump.  I go through baking soda like the FBI goes through your underwear drawer.

Defiant Dogs, and the Art of Dying ) [future tags: animals - dogs / my, animals - psychology, children, death & dying / mortality, death - art of dying, death - germ of death, death - life after death, music - harrison george, psychology - animals - dogs, psychology - psychopaths]

limit of the flesh (12)

Apr. 23rd, 2017 06:58 pm
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Shepard and Vakarian, post-war but pre-relationship. Also on AO3.

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Now that DW has image hosting...

Apr. 23rd, 2017 05:45 pm
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I wonder if we could make gif sets a thing here.

Bingo card for [community profile] tic_tac_woe

Apr. 23rd, 2017 05:19 pm
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(I'm going to try to do a bingo again. This one's only 3x3, so wish me luck!)

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Laach Lake

Apr. 23rd, 2017 09:45 pm
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In German Laacher See - or Lake Lake, as Laach is from Old High German lacha - which is related to English lake of course.

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Can has working laptop?! Yes!

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reading links for today

Apr. 23rd, 2017 12:58 pm
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 got quite a few today so they get their own (public) post!

We Need to Talk About Women Who Regret Motherhood
And what matters even more than that is giving women the resources to cope with whatever their experience is, and the space to sort through the complex feelings that accompany it, a way for a woman to be a mother and still human, still flawed, still something other than merely an endless vessel of giving. Because as in everything, what we think we "want" is but a sliver of the picture.

Protecting Women Starts at Home - Not in Public Bathrooms
These were just a few of the more than 40 women and children whom the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence catalogued as having been shot, beaten, strangled, stabbed or run over allegedly by a husband, boyfriend, fiancé, father or stepfather during the year that North Carolina legislators began “protecting” women and children from transgender people (or from the many fakers whom we were told would materialize) in our public bathrooms. They ranged in age from just 2 up to 84.

Why does sugar in cornbread divide races in the South?

La’Wan’s corn muffin and Lupie’s cornbread are humble things. But they represent something deeper: The dividing line between black Southerners and white ones. As examples of one of the defining staples of Southern food, they also are a marker of food history that speaks volumes about origins and identity, about family and what we hold dear.
[i like sweet but not overly sweet cornbread. preferably from a skillet, sweet like creamed corn with honey on top. leftovers go in a bowl of milk.]

How were lesbians affected by the anti-LGBT Lavender Scare?
More gay men than lesbians lost their jobs and had their lives ruined because of their sexual orientation in this period, but that’s only because there were more men working the types of jobs that were targeted. Lesbians were hunted with just as much zeal. ... Even the American Civil Liberties Union did not oppose the federal government’s firing of gay and lesbian employees. 

This tool will help you clean up your online footprints
This week, Poynter's Ren LaForme is focusing on a tool that will help you find which information about you is on the internet, what you may want to clean up and what you can discover about sources.

Trump Protest Signs that Also Work as Mom's-New-Boyfriend-Lance Protest Signs
“You Can’t Buy My Silence”
Donald Trump claims a spotless record as a businessman. Lance says that he loves you and just wants to make your mom happy. These are assertions founded on lies!

Witch Emojis Are Here For All Of Your Magical Texting Needs

what it says on the tin.

27 Tweets That Sum Up What It’s Like To Live With A Cat

You can always count on them to find the perfect place to puke.

These Butterfly Hair Ornaments Were The Flower Crowns Of The Victorian Era

can we bring these back??
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I'm talking about my assignment again. Because I do! I honestly enjoy doing all the ridiculous, sometime brain-eating, occasionally are-you-fucking-kidding-me-I-need-to-go-scream-now absolute fuckery that is coding. And this is for my webapps subject, so it's HTML and CSS, which I'm pretty damn comfortable with at this point, and JS, which is New and Difficult, but honestly not THAT difficult. I mean, we're only really doing very basic programming logic, I did more complicated things in intro to programming! It's just a new language and my brain being a giant buttface.

And my brain is. I mean. I didn't even get OUT OF BED until 3 this afternoon, and it still took me quite a while to make myself get started. Because oh my god we can't do the thing!!!! or some bullshit, I don't even know.

I'm not done, but I'm getting close - I have classes tomorrow so OH SHIT I FORGOT TO SHOWER fuck fuck fuck, I'll have to do that when I get up it's much too late now. Anyway, that's why I'm going to bed rather than finishing it. It's difficult, and it's time-consuming, and my brain needs a break, but it's actually really satisfying to do! So why the fuck couldn't we have started earlier, brain???

Brains are such bullshit, I swear.
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Yvonne Monlaur passed away on Tuesday, at the age of 78. May she rest in peace. I remember her primarily as Marianne Danielle in The Brides of Dracula (1960). I’ll watch it again later today in her honor. I saw her death mentioned on Svengoolie’s blog yesterday, but couldn’t find any other articles about it until today; they’ll probably show up at Dread Central and Bloody Disgusting after the weekend.

Erin Moran has passed away at the age of 56. May she rest in peace. She is best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi.

Linguistics in fic

Apr. 23rd, 2017 01:24 pm
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A very interesting article on what it really means to work out a new language and how that translates into fic:

lLinguistics in Arrival

Mind you, our Daniel is even more of a polyglot than Louise :) but I thought there were some nice touches here.

So go write Daniel fic. That's always a plus. :D

the purple plains of burma

Apr. 23rd, 2017 12:26 am
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Tonight I watched this really awful Gregory Peck movie with my dad—or, really, he was watching it and I was playing a game where you have to kill slugs and was just too lazy to get up off the couch. In the movie, Gregory Peck and two other officers are flying over Burma during WWII and their plane crashes in enemy territory. One guy suffers from Dramatic Wounds which make it necessary to carry him on a stretcher, and the other guy's in complete panic mode, waving down any plane that goes by and also complaining so hard he falls off a cliff. Gregory Peck is the only one keeping it together. As usual.

So they're all taking naps in the dirt during the heat of the day, and the soundtrack is heavy with drama, and flies, and Gregory Peck opens his eyes, and I'm like, "I really want a lizard to be staring at him right now. Or a monkey." But it doesn't happen. There's just some more arguing about how dumb everybody's plan is. Later, after another nap, Gregory Peck opens his eyes again, and I'm like, "There'd better be a lizard staring at him." But no, the panicky guy is missing, so Gregory Peck has to go hunt him down. That doesn't end well. We're down to two guys now, trekking through the Burmese desert, Gregory Peck carrying Dramatically Wounded Guy—who has now been dropped twice—on his back.

Finally we agree that Gregory Peck has to head towards the river and leave Dramatically Wounded Guy on his own for a while. So Gregory Peck does. More stumbling through the Burmese desert (as far as I can tell, in the real world, Myanmar does not contain any deserts?). The soundtrack rolls and wails because nothing has ever been so dramatic, and the camera spins, and god knows what else is going down because I'm honestly not paying much attention, but after about an hour and a half of this, I look up and Gregory Peck is lying face down in the sand, hot and sweaty, shirt ripped, clearly out of his mind, and he opens his eyes, and there, staring at him, is an iguana.

I have never been so satisfied with a movie.


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