turlough: Gerard & Mikey Way, July 2014 ((mcr) ways)
[personal profile] turlough
When Gerard came out of sleep, Mikey was already awake. He was standing next to the nav console, extending and flexing his arm, and when Gerard focused on it, he could see more of the arm was different now, its motion less smooth, less even. "The change progressed," he said.

"It is progressing," Mikey answered.

Mikey had rebuilt Gerard before, when Gerard broke down, and Gerard had done the same for Mikey, but he didn't know what to do now.

"Should I test the extent of it?"

"Okay," Mikey said.

So Gerard slid out his scanner and ran it along Mikey's arm, up to the curve of his neck and down along the back of his shoulderblade. He recorded the temperature and density and all the other data he could register, and then used them to plot the location where the metal and oil and plastoderm gave way to the unfamiliar.


- [archiveofourown.org profile] frausorge's through broad streets and narrow
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Dresden Files
Pairing: Harry Dresden/Johnny Marcone
Canon Level: Antagonists

I got into this pairing because I read a fic (don't remember which one), and when Gentleman Johnny Marcone walked onto the page, I went, "Well, hello kink I didn't know I had." There is something incredibly delicious in a man who is in complete control of himself and his surroundings and what might make him lose that control, whether it be anger or worry or lust. Marcone brings intensity to every scene he's in, and Harry is uniquely positioned to shake up Marcone's vaunted discipline. Harry is opinionated and stubborn and always gets involved if he wasn't already involved to begin with, and there's just no way for Marcone to completely control or predict Harry.

Suggested reading:
Enemy Mine by [archiveofourown.org profile] Rassaku
other things the road to hell is paved with by [archiveofourown.org profile] LuciaZephyr
The Affairs of Wizards by [archiveofourown.org profile] Gehayi (archive-locked)
A Kiss from a Handsome... Mafia Boss by [archiveofourown.org profile] Jade_Dragoness

Fic I want

Mar. 27th, 2017 09:08 am
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[personal profile] sarasa_cat
 I want a cheerful yet bittersweet lovely fanfic about Tifa and Aerith and Cloud (and Zack) with everyone/everyone, zero jealousy, and awesome characterization of Tifa and Aerith, keeping them just as awesome as they are in canon.  Bonus for found family trope, slice of life, living in the moment.

Welp

Mar. 28th, 2017 03:07 am
tyger: Axel, Roxas, and Xion, on the clocktower. (Default)
[personal profile] tyger
Assignment is DONE!

Holy crap why 3am whyyyy.

I have to be up in 5 hours otherwise I won't make class. (And I can't skip because first class is a lecture that isn't recorded AND it's a hard subject orz)

I am. I am getting changed and going to bed now. ;;

At least I'm pretty happy with how it turned out...

(no subject)

Mar. 27th, 2017 06:14 am
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[personal profile] sraun
Happy [livejournal.com profile] cinnabun1322 & [livejournal.com profile] jbru

Spring has arrived with a vengence

NSFW Mar. 27th, 2017 07:44 am
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[personal profile] glinda
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Offspring continues ill

Mar. 27th, 2017 01:38 am
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
Slowly recovering. No fever. Less nausea. But not well.

Hope for well enough to hit up school tomorrow. This is terrible. O:(

I continue tired, having gotten to bed around 2:30 (early!) and then had a chunk of awakeness around 8 or 9 that didn't end till around 11. So I was in bed for over 10 hours (well, had the sleep app running, anyway...) but only got a bit under 7 of actual sleep, as far as I can calculate.

Got a chunk of editing done. Go me.

Havva Quote
G____'s right hand has been eminent domained into kitty furniture.
E____ says, “When you take over someone else's Chinese food order that's eminent lo mein.”
E____ says, “But when you do it to someone's salad it's eminent romaine.”
G____ [to E____]: nice!
arcangel groans at puns
E____ says, “You don't want to take food that's gone bad, though. Eminent ptomaine.”
arcangel says, "ewww"


INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

Ships that I Ship: Day 85: Joon/Sam

Mar. 26th, 2017 07:57 pm
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Benny & Joon
Pairing: Sam/Joon Pearl
Canon Level: Dating

Benny & Joon is a sweet movie about falling in love and the right to grow up while having mental health issues. Joon and Sam's romance is cute. They both care for each other, and they both do their best to help each other with things they struggle with. Neither of them is "normal," and they appreciate each other for who they are, not who they could be.

Suggested reading:
Green Eggs and Sam by [fanfiction.net profile] bicyclefish
But it's Tuesday by [livejournal.com profile] kho

More Writing

Mar. 26th, 2017 06:12 pm
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[personal profile] reynardine
More writing done today. Staying off Facebook has done wonders for my productivity, although as a true addict, I keep thinking about going back on. But not until Easter!

In many ways, giving up Facebook for Lent has been spiritually been one of my better Lent experiences. It's making me face some uncomfortable truths, and leading me to think more about how I am spending my time. Of course, being hospitalized twice in two months plus having a visit with a gravely-ill parent will also have that effect.

But wow, I feel so left out.

I wasn't sure what to do about April's Tanka Challenge that I am pretty sure Saionji-dono will be hosting again. My parents really enjoy reading my poems on Facebook, but Easter isn't until the middle of April and I don't want to break my fast. I think I'll post here, on my Foxeholly (SCA) blog, and then email my parents so they get to read them.

My daily writing has mainly been worldbuilding vignettes for one of my fantasy novels. My battle with learning Scrivener continues, but pain makes my patience quite short, so most of my writing has been by hand in a notebook. Whatever gets the job done, huh?

Tomorrow is my first Physical Therapy appointment. I'm looking forward to seeing if there's something that can be done, but also a bit worried about more pain. But most of my physical therapy experiences in the past have turned out well in the long run, so I want to remain optimistic.

Rambling about Silk

Mar. 26th, 2017 04:47 pm
reynardine: (sew_red)
[personal profile] reynardine
Up with pain again. Gradually moving to ibuprofin (per doctor's instructions), keeping the pain pills in reserve because I'll probably hurt a lot after physical therapy. Watched a couple of old movies (Crimson Peak and To Wong Fu, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar--never fails to make me smile, that one) and picked apart another vintage kimono.

I'm getting a decent stash of nice vintage silk from these. Need to sort by color and then hand-wash/hang-dry the silk, and evaluate the rest (mostly cotton) to see if it is worth salvaging. Some of it is fine, some is not but can be stashed with the papermaking rag scraps.

(Papermaking--both Japanese and European--is one of those "someday" interests I have. It may go the way of my stained-glass interest as being impractical/too expensive to do at home, in which case I will donate my scraps to some active papermaker. I think Kansas City has a papermaking guild. Right now, I'm still holding out hope I can try this art out. I've been saving cotton and linen scraps for a few years.)

The salvaged silk will be then separated by "modernity"--ie, whether I can utilize it for SCA purposes. The modern-patterned silk will be used for non-SCA sewing. Although salvaging silk this way is very time consuming, it does keep it fairly affordable*, so I can experiment (and screw up) without fear. I actually prefer to buy "cutter" bundles rather than individual kimono because I have no intention of keeping them intact.

*ie: still not cheap because you never know what you will get in these bundles, but depending on the type of kimono (meisen silk, modern, juban/naga-juban) and style (usually kimono, haori, or michiyuki), these average out to roughly $8 or $9 each, and each garment can yield between 8 to 14 narrow yards of silk, and that's not counting any lining, which can be of a variety of materials and may or may not be salvageable. Anyway, it can average out from 64 cents to $1.50/yd (even cheaper if the lining is good), so it's worth the effort of picking them apart and cleaning them up.

Some people do this to resell the yardage (for profit), quite a few people use the yardage for quilting or other crafts (making purses and bags, for example--I have some nice ones). I intend to use some of the older-patterned silk in kosode for SCA and for modern clothes and doll clothes for my everyday life.

I especially love the meisen silk (popular from the 1920's to the 1960's). Although inexpensive, it has a nice weight to it. Some of the patterns can pass work for SCA, but a lot of them are too modern--but so interesting! I mean, I do like the "traditional" motifs, but the abstract meisen weaves (and these are woven, not dyed designs) are really unique. And blessedly underappreciated at the moment, so affordable for now.

I've not been small enough to wear modern kimono since I reached adulthood (even when I was skinny, I had broad shoulders and decent boobage), so my only hope for wearing Japanese fabrics is to piece them. I understand Sumo wrestlers have their fabrics woven especially wide. I haven't looked into finding something like that, but it would probably be hugely expensive and not girly enough for me.
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[personal profile] qvb
Интересная история - оказывается во время недавней встрече с Меркель Трамп вручил ей счет на $375 миллиардов.

Это более чем правильно - за оказанные охранные услуги надо платить, причем деньгами.

Впрочем - заставлять никто никого не будет. Если правительство Меркель не хочет платить за защиту предоставляемую США - то будут платить репарации Кремлю. Эти ребята ведь опять могут вывезти всю немецкую промышленность, вместе с пленными немцами работать на всей этой сложной технике.




Нашел тут: Нежданчик: Трамп выставил Меркель счёт на $375 млрд.

 

В ходе недавней встречи в Белом доме президент США Дональд Трамп вручил канцлеру Германии Ангеле Меркель счет на $375 млрд, которые Берлин якобы задолжал НАТО за защиту ФРГ, пишет в воскресенье Times.

По сведениям издания, американский лидер лично передал документ Меркель во время ее визита в Вашингтон. Times ссылается на источники в правительстве ФРГ, которые подтвердили эту информацию, назвав факт выставления счета "возмутительным".

 

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Pimoroni Pirate Radio

Mar. 26th, 2017 10:44 pm
chebe: (Purple - DanceLikeNooneisWatching)
[personal profile] chebe
Hardware
Order the Raspberry Pi Zero W Pirate Radio (get it?) kit.
Assemble. Making sure you put the headers on the correct way around *cough*.

Software
Download the NOOBS installer. Extract archive. Copy contents to microSD card of 8GB+.
Put microSD card in Pi, supply power to boot. (You will need a monitor (micro HDMI), OTG micro-USB adapter to plug in keyboard and mouse.)
When boots into installer connect to wifi. (Have the details handy, you'll need them again later.)
From the network install list select Raspbian Jessie Lite.
Lite boots into console only (you can do away with the mouse now). Default login deatils are; pi/raspberry. You'll need to edit a config file to connect back to wifi;
sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
And add;
network={
ssid="YOURSSID"
psk="YOURPASSWORD"
}

Once online, install all your favourites (*cough* vim *cough*). Now is also a good time to set up the Pi as you want it. For instance, change the hostname;
sudo hostnamectl set-hostname new_host_name
You'll also need to update the hosts file;
sudo vim /etc/hosts
And update the line that says;
127.0.0.1 raspberrypi

You can test the speaker with;
aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav

Spotipy
Okay, so far so good. But, it's supposed to be a radio yeah? Do you have Spotify Premium? Then you can hook it up, with a convenient one-line installer;
curl https://get.pimoroni.com/spotipy | bash
It will install a whole load of things (details here), asking for your input (including Spotify login details), and then reboot.

From another device you can access the web interface at http://192.168.0.2:6680/iris/ (run ifconfig on the Pi and take the ip address from the wlan0 interface). You'll need to go to the Settings tab and Authorize your Spotify account. Ta-da, that's it, rock out.

(But, it seems the installer doesn't actually remember your Spotify details properly, so open /etc/mopidy/mopidy.conf, down the bottom check that the [spotify] section contains your username and password. It had forgotten my username and mangled my password, so definitely check.)

(Also, your session will timeout regularly, just log back in, no worries.)

VLC
But, I was not content with just Spotify. I wanted actual internet radio. So I installed the vlc-radio as well.
Again, just one line installer;
curl https://get.pimoroni.com/vlcradio | bash
You can access the web interface at http://192.168.0.2:8080 (default login details; blank username/raspberry).
If you want to queue up your own internet radio stations save them as playlist.m3u, and scp over to /home/pi/.config/vlc/. Then reboot.

(SSH server is off by default, you can turn it on through sudo raspi-config, more details here.)

Other than warning you that the default volume is very high, that's it. Enjoy!

fake it till you make it

Mar. 26th, 2017 01:48 pm
runpunkrun: spock holding a furry alien in his arms (actually a dog in an alien suit) (spock says fml)
[personal profile] runpunkrun
Oh, you know how it is, just re-reading a bunch of Kirk/Spock fake relationship fics. Here are my favorites, all AOS, in decreasing order of how much fake relationship there is:

The Marrying Kind, by spicyshimmy | Mature | 42,318 words | While on a diplomatic mission to Delta IV, Jim flirts too much; Spock discovers the only logical solution to avoid the complications of jealousy between ambassadors is to allow the inference that Jim is already spoken for.

a sequence that you never learned, by annataylor | Explicit | 64,669 words | When Jim gets it in his head to adopt an eight year old Vulcan, Spock presents a logical solution to the issue of Jim's humanity: marriage to a Vulcan citizen.

Dynamic, by coffee666 | Explicit | 16,970 words | Jim is tired of the crew assuming he and Spock don't work well together just because they happen to disagree a lot. To prove them wrong, Jim convinces Spock they should start dating. Playing up their romantic relationship in front of the crew for spite should be fun. The hard part is that they're both secretly crushing on each other.

When Light Shines, by awarrington and blue_jack | Explicit | 15,677 words | Kirk and Spock are negotiating Federation entry with the Athosian government while the Enterprise is away on delivery duties, when one misunderstanding leads to another.

the warp and weft of your being, by tardigradeschool | Teen | 7,697 words | When getting legally married to Spock is the only way to keep him on the ship, Jim is more than willing to do so. (In fact, upon reflection, it turns out that there are very few things he wouldn't do for Spock.)

Challis, by yeaka | Teen | 3,968 words | Spock weasels into Jim's mission via Mrennenimus Prime's strange traditions.

the comfort you drew (from the light of the stars), by tardigradeschool | Teen | 5,331 words | When Jim agreed to pretend to be in a relationship with Spock, he didn't realize exactly what he was signing up for. (See: incompetent aliens and broken bones. It's not great, but Spock is.)

Not In Love Song, by waldorph | Explicit | 2,779 words | The five times Spock wasn't in love, and the one time he couldn't deny it anymore.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours), by kianspo | Teen | 10,927 words | In which Spock contemplates the laws of attraction and realizes what a slippery slope that is only after he has already fallen. There's no help for him now.

{also posted to Tumblr}

How to explain..?

Mar. 26th, 2017 03:56 pm
angelikitten: A poorly teddy bear (Sad - Pass the chicken soup)
[personal profile] angelikitten
I've been quiet lately, here and elsewhere, and I'm sorry.

Good news and bad )

*facedesk*

Mar. 27th, 2017 12:20 am
tyger: Kid's face in black, white and blue, as a flashbang goes off. (Magic Kaito/Detective Conan) (Kid - blue flashbang)
[personal profile] tyger
Guess who VASTLY UNDERESTIMATED the amount of time the assignment would take!!

Hint: it me.

I've got the three major pages done, though, just need to do the "about me" page bullshit. Which I'll... hopefully be able to do fairly easily??

Of course, I'm at uni tomorrow, so finding the *time* is going to suck. Going to bed now anyway because my brains are at the no-thinking-not-here stage, so yeah, bed. Will hopefully get a bunch done in the morning, since it's my later day, and then just... stuff. You know. Getting things done between classes hopefully maybe. Hopefully NOT having to do it tomorrow night, because wow that'd be a disaster.

Anyway, bed now.

Elder Futhark Rune Studies - Fehu

Mar. 26th, 2017 08:25 am
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[personal profile] liri_stargazer
As I scrubbed the last of Fehu off my wrist this morning, I pondered more on the concept of wealth. And wealth that we circulate and share versus wealth that we alone gain from.

The use of the word "wealth" in our modern Western society is most standardly thought of as a measure of monetary resources.
How much do we have?...
...is it enough for what we want to buy or do?...
...how well do we handle it?...
...how can we get more of it?
These seem to be constant, main themes in our society. Many people equate their own happiness to how much money they have, as if that alone dictates the amount of joy they feel.



Fehu's wealth references more than money. It is a representation of abundance. Abundance in good things, abundance in bad things. Light and dark. Just like the universe.

Common saying:
"You have to spend money to make money."
Let's take the word "money" and replace it with another word.

This phrase perfectly embodies the aspect of Fehu that encourages mobile wealth. It applies to all things. It applies to love, to hate, to inspiration, to apathy, to artistry, to skill, to boredom, to joy, to frustration, to anger, to affection... and the list goes on.

When we focus on increasing any one thing we expend some of it and end up with more of that thing plus the positive or negative vibe that comes along with it.
- It can apply to how we deal with other people in both positive and negative ways (uplifting others increases their happiness and desire to uplift others; denigrating someone increases their dissatisfaction with themselves and their need to insult or bring down others).
- It can apply to how we deal with ourselves (positive or negative self-talk tends to breed more of the same in us).

I find myself today feeling thankful for the wealth of positive abundances in my life. Sure, there are some negative abundances in there, too, but I am slowly chipping away at them bit by bit.

Fehu, thank you for your insight.

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