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May. 23rd, 2015 03:26 pm
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That annoying moment when you have to face reality and cancel plans in favour of a quiet night in.

Two nights out in a row this last week, then an afternoon doing the grocery shop. I shouldn't be surprised.

Ah.

May. 23rd, 2015 02:39 pm
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And here's the point where I realise I'd really rather not use my legs again for a bit.

None of the right muscles for walking comfortably are in good enough shape for anything more than the bare essentials at the moment.

Story: "Not Going Away Soon"

May. 22nd, 2015 11:16 pm
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Recently we watched Avengers: Age of Ultron, which turned out a lot better than I expected. However, there were certain things that bugged the crap out of me, and one of them was Black Widow's outfit. It distracted me through the entire movie, it was so illogical. Therefore I decided to deal with this by explaining how that could actually make sense. It doesn't belong to any of my ongoing series, just a stand-alone fixit because stupid things irritate me.

Mild spoilers for AoU. Direct references back to Iron Man 2.  Maladaptive coping skills. Tony expresses his emotions by making things for people. Natasha has boundary issues. And Clint is just adorable.

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--It feels odd to use "TGIF" when I need to get a ton of adaptation work done over the weekend, but hey, it's work I get to do at home on something more closely resembling my normal sleep cycle.

--This has been an exhausting week, and admittedly last night I both slept badly and had my alarm go off while I was mid-dream, resulting in a dream hangover, but the amount of caffeine I needed to keep from literally falling asleep at Casual Job was a bit horrifying. (So naturally it's now about 1 AM and I'm not in bed yet.)

--But! On Wednesday [personal profile] wildpear and I saw Age of Ultron (in 2D, thank heaven), which was my second time but her first. I did like the visuals a lot better than I did at the non-IMAX 3D showing I saw first, and I think overall it hung together better for me than it did the first time around, but...I still have mixed feelings about it.

--I think I'm overdue for an icon shuffle.

--Catching up on TV is still a bit of a far-off dream, but [personal profile] scruloose and I caught up on Orphan Black last night, and tonight I caught up on Penny Dreadful and saw two episodes of Person of Interest (leaving two more to finish the season, I think?).

I'm thinking of creating a second Twitter account in the name of having one that's specifically fannish (and probably locked). Since the part of my work I talk about by name online is manga adaptation, it's not like I can't be as geeky as I please on my [twitter.com profile] ysabet_m account, but...I don't know, having some sense of space would be nice. I think. (I say this bearing in mind that for several years I maintained two LiveJournal accounts--a flocked "personal" one and this account, which was specifically meant to be the geeky-and-public one--and ultimately I stopped liking the division and simply stopped updating the other account entirely.)cut for pondering the matter of usernames )

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May. 23rd, 2015 01:55 pm
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But now I just need to wail for a bit because I am very stiff and sore. It's okay, I'll be fine, but ouch ouch ouch. Also: fuck.

(The recent discovery that swearing helps with pain management hasn't changed any of my practices, but I no longer worry that I'm losing my grip.)
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Posted by Monica Roberts

Peterson
In 2005, after the Texas Legislature passed that unjust constitutional marriage ban, Texas State Rep Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) let loose with a memorable floor speech excoriating it.

Ten years later, east of the Sabine River in Baton Rouge, State Senator Karen Carter Peterson (D-New Orleans)  took to the Louisiana Senate floor to rip Governor Bobby Jindal (R) for his unjust executive order intended to do an end run around the Louisiana Legislature to institute HB 707, a 'right to discriminate' law the Legislature rejected and the Louisiana business community didn't want.

But since Piyush is running for president on the GOP side, in his attempt to pander to Iowa social conservafool voters, he decided to unilaterally issue this executive order.that all the states competing with Louisiana for Super Bowls, Final Fours and other convention business are saying thank you very much for your stupidity.

Here's Senator Peterson's floor speech.

Mad Max: Fury Road

May. 22nd, 2015 11:13 pm
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Was awesome. OMG.

More later when I'm coherent.

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May. 23rd, 2015 01:10 pm
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Hello lovely ones!

I'm all good. In fact I've had a great week. Including seeing a friend I've not seen for YEARS and another who I've known here for years but had not ever met IRL before, and we all shared dinner. And seeing the lovely 17C sing opera too.

And I tried to tell you about it but recently I changed my LJ password so DW stopped shipping my posts across.

All fixed now.

xx

Birds in Fancy Hats, Continued

May. 22nd, 2015 09:15 pm
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I tried to paint this bird a couple years ago. It ... did not end well. The photo I was working from, which I had taken myself, was lovely but not very sharp, and the slightly raised right wing made a jumble of light/dark patterns that I got lost in, and it all went wrong. 



But this time, my castle in the middle of a swamp STAYED UP! So here's Diana, 10" x 8", mixed media on my usual Rives BFK Tan paper. 
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Posted by vmerton

Bill Would Bar US Entry For Some Foreign Pregnant Women

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That’s the title of this article from Law 360.

Meanwhile, foreign men are free to come here and impregnate as many women as they like, obtaining exactly the same benefit supposedly attributable to US citizen offspring: i.e., in 21 years, should a child wish, s/he could sponsor an alien parent for lawful status (if the parent met all other qualifications).  (No one born in the USA now can trigger the potential Deferred Prosecution non-status for parents of US citizens that Obama has been trying to implement; that window closed the day his policy was announced, in November 2014.)

-Vanessa Merton

Feminist Law Professors

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Feeling Gold & Cold
Summary: Villainous siblings Lisa & Leonard Snart, aka Golden Glider & Captain Cold
(...Accidentally contains Lisa/Caitlin, Leonard/Barry.)
Fandom: The Flash
Music: "Feeling Myself" by Nicki Minaj featuring Beyonce
Length:  2:16
Download: WMV (18 MB) // AVI (36 MB)
Streaming: Youtube // Tumblr




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Cookbook recs? Especially for healthier food?

Yes, I know you can find recipes on the internet, but I find collations that I can read in bed so much more satisfying. Also, having to hunt down individual recipes one by one gets annoying; what I'm hoping for are reliable cookbooks where I know the majority of the recipes will be good.

- Preferably for not-too-hard/not-too-time-consuming recipes. I don't mind some prep work if there's also unattended cooking time. I am a middling cook and my schedule is starting to get busy again.

- We have basic cooking equipment (including the ridiculous potato masher my mom gave me in college, of all things, when the woman has never made mashed potatoes in her life--Joe had to tell me what it was--I thought it was maybe an advanced cattle brand) but not a food processor. I'm starting to question whether we should save for one if it would open up fooding options, but I honestly don't know if I'd use it enough to make it worth it. We do have a small rice cooker and a slow cooker.

- We're trying to save on groceries, so fancy ingredients are probably out. It's also a pain to get to the Korean grocery in town, and Asian/ethnic ingredients are hard to find sometimes because of (I'm guessing) location. I couldn't even find those instant miso soup packets, which I adore for quick snacking, at the local supermarket. :(

- We are not vegetarians, but we're open to vegetarian food. We have two Moosewood cookbooks that I haul out from time to time.

- That being said, finding good produce is hard--I feel actively uneasy about buying a lot of stuff from the local supermarket (flies buzzing all around the onions) and the selection at the farmers' market is limited. I keep seeing things for, like, fennel, and I swear to God I have never seen fennel for blood or money anywhere.

- Joe does not eat eggy foods (omelettes, frittatas, egg drop soup), although the lizard and I do. (He will eat eggs as components of a food so long as the resultant food is not noticeably eggy--e.g. egg as a binder in meatballs.)

- The lizard does not eat spicy food, but generally we deal with this by omitting the spice.

- Foods/cuisines liked: pasta/Italian, Indian (although the only thing I've tried to make is dal), Mexican, Vietnamese, generalized American, Korean (I MISS GIMBAP), Japanese (I would gladly live off Japanese convenience store food if I could afford to and I were, you know, there--onigiri!), various other Asian. I'm sure there are many others, but lack of experience etc.

GOD I HATE FOOD PLANNING FOR PICKY PEOPLE INCLUDING MYSELF

Succession story, by Zoe Anderson

May. 23rd, 2015 09:21 am
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There’s a fight between the city and the jungle
and the jungle is winning
Footpaths straining with
massive Mesozoic tree roots swelling underneath.

There’s a fight between the city and the jungle
and the jungle is winning.
Parrots fly between skyscrapers
greed feathered wingtips reflected on every side.

There’s a fight between the city and the jungle
and the jungle is winning.
The waters of the harbour are rising and lapping
at well trimmed asphalt and shiny leather shoes.

There’s a fight between the city and the jungle
and the jungle is winning.
Fruit bats scream in the sunset streets
drown out the beats that spill from the bars.

There’s a fight between you and me
and you are winning.
I tried to pretend you weren’t coming
I tried to have you stopped.

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"Curing Boredom"

May. 23rd, 2015 10:46 am
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"Curing Boredom" by Paige
PAIRING: Sam/Dean/John & John/Dean
RATING: AO
SUMMARY: When Sam's laid up with a busted ankle, Dean and John help ease his boredom.

Has just been added to Supernatural Slash and is listed on the new stories page and the other pairings page.

Crossposted to Chance's Archive and Chance's Archive blog.

Pride (Maleficent/Regina)

May. 22nd, 2015 08:22 pm
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Pride (565 words) by Miri Cleo
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Evil Queen | Regina Mills/Maleficent (Once Upon a Time)
Characters: Evil Queen | Regina Mills, Maleficent (Once Upon a Time)
Additional Tags: Sex Magic, Magic, Femslash, Older Woman/Younger Woman

Summary: For freifraufischer's prompt "Dragon Queen. Maleficent confronts Regina about being a good girl."

Pride (Maleficent/Regina)

May. 22nd, 2015 08:22 pm
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Pride (565 words) by Miri Cleo
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Evil Queen | Regina Mills/Maleficent (Once Upon a Time)
Characters: Evil Queen | Regina Mills, Maleficent (Once Upon a Time)
Additional Tags: Sex Magic, Magic, Femslash, Older Woman/Younger Woman

Summary: For freifraufischer's prompt "Dragon Queen. Maleficent confronts Regina about being a good girl."
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Posted by John 'Spartan' Nguyen

2864367-ciri4 witcher 3

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, and what better way to celebrate the game’s release this week than these beautiful cosplay photos by photographer Makar Vinogradov? Cosplayer Galina Zhukovskaia dresses up as Ciri, the powerful ashen-haired mutant who was trained by Geralt of Rivia, the main protagonist.

Galina definitely has the look down, including the scar on the face. Check out the photos below.

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