Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:10 am
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The Cubs. THE CUBS!

I can't believe it!

Out of curiosity I googled for ticket prices -- they start at $975 apiece. LOL.

I don't get any of the channels that the playoffs were on, but I can sure watch the actual Series.


I may have to make time to go over and watch it with Dad. He is a lifelong Cubs fan.

Darkwing Duck #4

Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:46 am
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DW really gets his ass kicked in this one...

6 pages out of 22 )


Oct. 23rd, 2016 08:34 am
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Worst of due date stuff for Femslash Ex is over, hopefully. I don't want to do that by myself again.

We're still looking for a couple pinch hits.

Pinch Hit #20: Final Fantasy XIII Series, Tales of Zestiria, The Mangoverse - Shira Glassman, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, The Heroes of Olympus - Rick Riordan

Pinch Hit #34: Ghostbusters (2016), Star Trek: Classic Timeline (All Series), Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV), Orange is the New Black

Fanlore On Tumblr

Oct. 23rd, 2016 08:26 am
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I think we need to set up a Fanlore Account on Tumblr. We already have a Twitter account run by OTW Communications (thank you Pip!) and there is a way for those regular tweets to be automatically sent to a Fanlore Tumblr. I'd be willing to set up the Official Fanlore account on Tumblr and also tweak some of the cross-post settings so that we can mirror either the Tumblr posts here or DW posts like this one on Tumblr .

But we need someone to manage the Tumblr account. It should be a low key affair. I make regular fandom history and Fanlore posts on my tumblr blog which could be reblogged.  The Ask Box could be left open in case anyone wants to touch base via Tumblr. Thee are also periodic OTW announcement posts that might be suitable for reblogging.

Anyone other ideas for this Official Fanlore Tumblr account? Tumblr is a rich visual medium and we have lots of content on Fanlore that would be great for blogging.

Anyone interested?

Back in print!

Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:10 am
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available for free download here.

Originally published with this cover: Dorothy wanted something more like a Nazgûl.

Episode Rewatch: 6.10 Two of Hearts

Oct. 23rd, 2016 08:15 am
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6.10 Two of Hearts
Original air date: February 2, 1998
Director: Richard Martin
Writer: James Thorpe


Synopsis: Immortal Katherine's village was decimated 700 years ago at the orders of another Immortal. Now she and her mortal lover are finally in a position to take revenge.

Please share your thoughts and reactions in comments. The master post for all discussion posts is here.

supreme cat show

Oct. 23rd, 2016 02:38 pm
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back from supreme cats! (well - i was back yesterday).

i've uploaded some photos, and a video of paul darrow stroking a cat, to tumblr, because frankly - that's what it's good at! and neither dreamwidth nor LJ are that good at it. so you can see the creme de la creme of my cat pictures here. (VIDEO)

i should warn you - it turns out i ain't very good at taking photos of either cat cages, or paul darrow with cats. this was a surprise to me when i looked at them this morning, but seems to be true. these ARE the best. the video is quite nice though, although would have been much better if i hadn't been talking over it.

i expect some better pictures (particularly of the talks etc) will surface on horizon soon, so watch the skies.

ETA. yes, castielslight (who seems to have managed to get a darrow signature, unlike some of us) has uploaded some much better pictures (and some avon+vila artwork with cats), and another vid. (VID)

as a general overview: [ profile] unsentimentalf said a number of times yesterday: it's like the world's smallest scifi convention, inside this cat show. and she was right! initially i queried this, because obviously the two of us could have got together in a pub or whatever, and said that was a scifi convention, but later i agreed, obviously, as this one was organised by tenth planet and had five pretty well known Who and B7 luminaries in attendance. it was definitely a sci-fi convention, and yet even at colin baker's talk (probably the most popular of the day) there were probably only 35 people.

so - it was weirdly intimate, even though it was also weirdly massive and full of cats. it was genuinely very calming to watch paul darrow stroke cats, and also very clear that he did not know how to judge cats, but that this was ok as he was judging the household section where i believe even the slightly more informed judges were mostly picking based on how much they liked the cats. in general darrow seemed drawn to white cats (i have not told sasa).

some more stuff below the cut )

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Oct. 23rd, 2016 10:40 am
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A book I thought I could renew suddenly has a hold on it. All copies are checked out, so the one I have that’s due today is actually needed. I might be able to finish the dratted thing, but I’m not sure I will. I’ve only got fifteen minutes left to watch on a DVD that’s due today, so I probably will finish that before we go to the library.

We have to make that trip earlier than we normally would because Scott’s parents are expecting us mid-afternoon. Scott’s sister’s birthday is this week, so this is to celebrate that. We need to fit in flu shots before we go, too. Scott wanted to do those yesterday, but Cordelia asked for a day’s notice, and we only told her yesterday.

We ended up going to IHOP for dinner last night. I had pumpkin spice pancakes and turkey bacon (I didn’t dare go with regular bacon at that time of night because of reflux issues). I know I shouldn’t have because of the blood sugar issues, but this is something we do once every three or four months, and I’m not quite ready to give it up. We tend not to go to IHOP weekend mornings because the wait is always more than half an hour. When we go in the evening, there’s no wait, and we get our food in under ten minutes.

My hands have been cramping, and I can’t figure out why. I haven’t been doing anything new or different. On both hands, it’s the bit between the base of my thumb and my wrist. It’s more my right hand than my left, I think, but that may be because I use my right hand for more things and so notice it more.

I need to try sock glue again because, if I can’t use it, most of my socks are useless. Knee socks were okay when I wore stretch pants under a dress because the pants held up the socks. I’m now wearing loose pants, so the knee socks end up bunched under the arches of my feet after about two minutes of walking around. They’re not terrible if I stay in the house and only walk to the bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom, but if I walk to Cordelia’s school, I have to pull them up three times on the way there.

The difficulty is that I have lots of knee socks and lots of ankle socks and only about three pairs of intermediate length. I paid $8-$10 for each pair of knee socks, too, so I’d like to wear them out. Also, they’re pretty. I don’t think I’ll try sock glue today, given that we’ll be away from home for hours, but tomorrow is definitely an option.

There’s something else I was planning to try tomorrow, and now I can’t remember what it was. I just remember that it’s something I was worried might give me physiological problems and didn’t want to try on a day when we’ll be in the car a lot. Oh, I know! Scott bought some Mio, and I looked at the ingredients and didn’t see anything that I know I can’t have, so I thought I’d try it because, if my body’s okay with it (and if I like it), it would give me some options for drinking something that tastes different.


Oct. 23rd, 2016 10:28 am
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My work shirt was already the colour of blood!

#wellthatbledmorethatiexpected #ieventuallyboughtbandaids
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Firefly is on Netflix now, so I was watching it, since I haven't in a few years, and aside from the known issues with cultural appropriation and lack of Chinese people in the main ensemble, it mostly holds up. Jayne is pretty repugnant so I don't have a real problem watching Adam Baldwin in the role, if that makes sense. Mal's treatment of Inara is still the worst, though, and that is why I can never get behind that as a functional ship. I feel like I say this about a lot of media, but ladies, a piece of advice: if a man calls you a whore, you should walk away. (I mean, even if you are actually a sex worker, there's still no reason to put up with that.)

Then [ profile] angelgazing texted me to ask what it means if someone says the Rangers are Rangering, and I was like, "oh dear, it doesn't mean anything good." So I put the game on and they were losing, but about fifteen seconds later, they scored, and then they won, so clearly my watching was the deciding factor.

So when that was over, I put on the NLCS, and wow, the Cubs! Truly these are the end times! Though I can't really take credit for that, since they were winning 4-0 at the time I turned the game on. Though perhaps I kept a historic collapse from happening. *hands* I'll be rooting for them in the Series, though either team winning would be hilariously apt for this weird, weird year.

I also watched Star Wars Rebels: The Last Battle. spoilers )

I also did some writing yesterday, but why is it so easy when I'm lying in bed thinking about what should happen next, and so hard when I'm sitting with my laptop trying to write? Bah. I do not approve.


BBC Quote of the Day

Oct. 23rd, 2016 02:59 pm
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If the walls had ears! Good thing we have microphones, so you don't have to scrape the conversations off the walls.

Some very visual narration from the host of Radio 4's Listening Project.

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Oct. 24th, 2016 12:30 am
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New title idea:

Self-care Without Energy

Like it?

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Oct. 23rd, 2016 01:10 pm
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I'm going to do a thing where I try to post every day for... a while. I don't know. And so on days when I don't really have a post, I am going to post you three things, small things, anything things. It's something the very lovely silsbee has been doing and it seems like a really nice way to just stay vaguely in touch, even when nothing much is happening.

(Because for me lj/dw have always been more about comments and conversations than just posting, I am also going to make sure I leave at least three comments a day. I think I basically do that anyway, but I know commenting is the thing that falls away most easily when I'm not thinking, and so if I start leaving you vaguely meaningless comments please understand that they mean 'I liked this post, if we were on tumblr I'd have at least clicked a heart' or something like that.)

ANYWAY: Today my three things are Hillary Clinton links. I'm not saying the three things will always be Hillary links... sometimes they'll be about Cheyenne's manly chest.

1. This is a nice post about the final debate and particularly I like it because it talks about Hillary's beautiful succinct support for women's reproductive rights which is one of the most - I'm going to use the word inspiring - inspiring things I've ever seen. I love her so much.

The most striking thing about [Clinton's response on abortion] is that it not only asserts, unequivocally, the importance of a legal right to choose, but it also actively empathizes with women who have third-term abortions. Clinton asks [the audience] to consider that a woman in that situation who has an abortion might be not only exercising a legal right but making the right decision.

2. This post does really well in pulling together a lot of the double standards thrown at Hillary, and putting them in the same place, and calling it what it is. I want to quote it all.

Why the hate for Clinton?

We go on endlessly about how "untrustworthy" she is, while fact checkers rank her as the second-most honest prominent politician in the country. (And her opponent as by far the least.)

We say that she has trouble with transparency, while her opponent refuses to release his taxes and the current administration sets records for secrecy.

We decry her ties to corporations and the financial industry, while supporting a walking tax shelter or mourning the exit of a president whose re-election was funded by a record-shattering Wall Street haul.

We list so very many explanations, all of them complete bullshit.

3. This is about Hillary's mother and how important she was to her.

When I met a little girl in Nevada terrified that her parents are going to be deported it got me right in the gut. Because I can easily imagine little Dorothy Howell in that exact situation - on her own, vulnerable, but so determined to be brave. All I want to do is make things better for kids like her, who feel like they're all alone in the world.

(I love listening to Hillary Clinton talking about her mother. I love that so much of her love and strength come from another woman. There's a bit in one of the election videos where she talks about her mum being three or four years old and left at home for a few days on her own, given coupons to buy food with, and told to go to the fire station if anything bad happened. And she talks about it with such emotion, about how she can really feel what it would be like to be four years old and all alone. And I think she took that emotion and decided that since she couldn't go back and help her own mother, she would help other people's children, and other women, and I feel like that's a beautiful origin story for your first female presidential nominee.)

Sunday favorites

Oct. 23rd, 2016 10:49 am
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Posted by Fred Clark

"We come on the ship they call the Mayflower We come on the ship that sailed the moon We come in the age's most uncertain hour and sing an American tune ..."

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Oct. 23rd, 2016 12:36 pm
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] chalcedony_cat, [personal profile] diony and [personal profile] em_h!

A most romantick tale

Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:27 am
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I go to O- House to see how matters come along and to see the Marquess and find how his matters come along. I find him in the library, where, the chimneys having late been swept, a fire is lit, that is indeed somewhat of a necessity at this season. I therefore put down my muff and remove my tippet.

The Marquess remarks that 'tis a finer library than he remember’d, and do I see anything that I should like to peruse, I am entire at liberty to do so and to take it away to read at leisure.

Sure you have found me out, says I, I am a bookish creature. Is there, perchance, some volume upon the Incas I might read?

He replies that his own books are still packt up, but he confides that there will be space here for 'em. And once he has unpackt ‘em, he will go send me some suitable work.

And, says I, I hear you go talk to the antiquarians about the Incas.

Indeed, he says. Should you like a card?

I smile and say, sure I already have one, there is a Fellow of their company sent it me, very civil of him.

He says that there are scholars that know a deal more about the Incas and the other peoples that flourisht before the Spaniards came, but he has acquir’d some fascinating objects and can say a little to the matter that may be unknown more generally.

Now we have exchang’d these civilities, I go tell him about my endeavours to finding servants for his household.

He sighs and says 'tis very good of you, Lady B- - have not been in the habit of keeping an establishment, and would desire to have all in order for my dear Hippolyta.

I take out my memorandum book and say, and that is another thing I must think on, she must have a lady’s maid: for I daresay that Brownlee will remain with her mother and sisters.

(I take a thought that perchance Connolly would be agreeable to leaving her place with the dreadfull crocodile. I do not think Jennie is yet like to be sufficient advanc’d in the mysteries of the profession to be preferr’d.)

He clears his throat and says, he apprehends that Lady Anna is in some concern about going about with her sister during the Season badly dresst, and 'tis yet another imposition, but, do you, Lady B-, have any notion how one might contrive about the matter? Indeed I should like her to enjoy herself.

Why, says I, I have also been somewhat puzzl’d in the matter, but I am in some hopes that when Lord U- returns from his Grand Tour, which cannot be long now, he may be able to bring it about.

Ah, indeed. Very proper.

I go on to remark that he will require a valet himself.

That I think I can come at, says he. There is one of the servants at the club has been tending to my needs in that respect, and has expresst a desire to go into private service.

There is a knock upon the Library door and comes in Hector, saying that the work is coming along better than he anticipat’d, and they understand what they are about.

Is there nothing else that requires attention, says I, perhaps, Your Lordship, you would like come sit in my own cozy parlour with tea, or perchance some exceeding excellent port that I have lately add’d to my cellar, and we might discuss these matters more comfortable.

That would be agreeable, says he.

Hector goes make sure the fire is smother’d, and we go to my own pretty and warm parlour.

The Marquess says that he is sure that my port is quite excellent, but tea would be entire pleasing. 'Tis not the yerba maté that he grew accustom’d to in the Americas, but 'twill serve.

He goes look at my bookshelves, and also scrutinizes my china, Sir Z- R-'s portrait of me in my rubies, and my mementoes of dear General Y-.

Comes in Celeste with tea, crumpets, and parkin.

O, says I, this is quite the feast!

We sit down vis-à-vis by the fire, and the Marquess says, speaking of feasts, he purposes to hold a small dinner-party – of course it cannot yet be at O- House, but he hears good report of the private rooms at M. Duval’s eating house for the quality, do I think that would answer?

Quite exceedingly, says I.

I suppose, he says, could not be arrang’d in time that Admiral K- might be among my guests.

Does he go to Harrogate to see Lady J-, by the time he returns I am like to suppose that the Admiralty will have his orders and he will be off post-haste.

Excellent fellow that he is! says the Marquess. Tho’ sure I was very surpriz’d to hear that he had marry’d Lady J- - tho’ one apprehends that she is a most excellent woman –

O, entirely!

- but when I was with him in the West Indies, he spoke a good deal of the finest woman in the realm or out of it, and I suppos’d that did he marry, 'twould be to her; that is, to you.

Oh, I have quite the greatest fondness for the Admiral, it is a most antient affection, but I could not think that marriage would answer. I am a sad timid creature –

That is not the character you are given at R- House!

- the flattering weasels – and I confide would not do well on shipboard. Nor do I have the talents that would serve in managing the fine property he inherit’d: whereas Lady J- has a fine hand for such matters. They are remarkable well-suit’d, and I daresay you will have heard the very romantick tale of their meeting when he was a poor young lieutenant?

The Admiral mention’d, says I (for I am a true daughter of Eve and rul’d by curiosity), that he was of an impression that you had suffer’d some tragedy of the heart while you were in the Spanish Americas?

The Marquess looks into the fire and says, somewhat of the sort, and that was indeed why I was like to take a prudential approach to matrimony, because I thought that I could not feel such emotion again –

- but sure I was wrong!

There is somewhat of a pause, and he says, 'twas an episode quite like unto some novel. While I was about plant-hunting, I was attackt by some venomous creature – did not even see what 'twas – became quite delirious and indeed do not recall how I got there, but I stagger’d onto some remote estancia, and the fellow who own’d it took me in, and had me nurs’d by his servants until I recover’d.

And gradually I came back to health, and naturally I was exceeding gratefull to him for this care.

He had a daughter – his only child – what they call in those parts mestizo, for her mother had been his Indian mistress, and he quite greatly doat’d upon her, and had considerable concerns about what would be like to happen to her did he dye.

While he was a fellow in the prime of life, he had some affliction of the heart that was fear’d might take him off quite sudden. He desir’d to leave his fine property to her, but her sex, her mingl’d race and her illegitimacy he fear’d would bring her great problems did she not have a trustworthy man to stand by her. He had also, I know not how, gain’d a very elevat’d notion of the character of an Englishman, and I was, as 'twere, an answer to prayer.

And indeed, his daughter – Inès – was a very fine creature, tho’ of course I was not permitt’d to see much of her at first.

I should perhaps mention, he goes on, that I happen’d to be carrying certain documents with me, that could have caus’d a deal of trouble both for those who sent them and those to whom I took 'em, did they fall into the wrong hands. And when I had come to myself, I found that the package had not been restor’d to me along with my clothes and such possessions as I had not lost during my delirium.

I do not think Don Hernando – that was his name – had any leanings to any side in the conflicts then raging – his estancia was indeed remote and he may have thought that 'twas all a storm that would blow over and not touch him. But he quite apprehend’d that these documents were a very persuasive business for me. Without ever being direct, he indicat’d that did I marry the fair Inès, I might then proceed upon my journey with 'em, with the understanding that I would return.

So I agreed. 'Twould take some time for the business to be put in hand, and once we were formally affianc’d, I was able to have some communication with Inès – we would ride out together, for example, attend’d by a groom. I became increasingly prepossesst with her: she had had education at the hands of nuns and was an intelligent inform’d young woman, rode most exceeding well, could shoot -

But as we grew to know one another, I came to understand that she was perhaps even more reluctant for this match than I had been, and at length I discover’d that she had a passionate desire to become a nun, a desire encourag’d by the Mother Superior of the convent wherein she was educat’d. Did she manage to get herself within their walls, they had a deal of influence to keep her there and obtain any dispensations necessary for her to take the veil.

She said she would go extract my package from where her father had conceal’d it, would I accompany her to the convent. She had allies in the household would provide us with horses, supplies, &C.

By this time I had an entire passionate admiration for her, but I could see that altho’ I think she felt a friendship for me, 'twas not love, and her devotion was given to her vocation.

So – o, there were alarums and excursions, but I deliver’d her to the convent, made my own escape, deliver’d my package to those it was destin’d for –

And once a year, he continues, Sor Catarina, that she is now nam’d, writes me a letter.

I sigh and say sure 'tis a most romantick tale.

But, he says, I find another and different romantick tale has come to me.

The Blood is the Life for 23-10-2016

Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:00 am
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Fandom: American Horror Story, American Horror Story-Asylm
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Sister Mary Eunice
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA
Why this piece is awesome: I love the inkwork here -- it manages to feel both loose and sketcy and completely finished at the same time, and I really like the way the artist integrates the toned paper into the lettering. It's a nice touch combining the bleeding/white nun of the ads with this character.
Link: AHS-Asylum

D&D: Back to the right kind of stone

Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:25 am
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- Most of us are un-petrified again! Yeah, so about that _most_ )

- Last week [personal profile] dhampyresa asked if it was too early to ship scorpion lady and medusa. After this week I definitely ship them. )

- Like in most fun sessions there was this moment when the party had a fantastic idea that made the DM face-palm. we played Pimp My Dragon )

Daily Happiness

Oct. 23rd, 2016 01:51 am
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1. It was really busy at work today and sales were high.

2. The weather has really cooled down a lot, yay.

3. I managed to get a little translating done tonight after work.

4. Molly looks so sweet and kittenish in this picture.


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