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Monday, 24 April 2017 04:27 pm
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GO SORT YOURSELF!

a sad day

Monday, 24 April 2017 08:15 pm
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My dad passed away in his sleep last night, at the hospice where he's been receiving extraordinary palliative care for terminal cancer and resulting paralysis since late last year. He was 59.

I visited him a few times over the weekend. We ate dinner and watched Doctor Who as a family on Saturday night, and yesterday we sat and chatted and I held his hand and told him I loved him. I knew that might be the last time I saw him. These things do provide some comfort in an awful time.

My dad was a generous, hard working, and amazingly positive person and I know he touched a lot of people's lives. I'm so proud to be his daughter. He lived his life with tremendous gusto, creative spirit and an eclectic range of hobbies and interests. I've lost a parent, a mentor, and most of all a friend. I feel very lucky to know just how much he loved me and how he proud he was of me, as exemplified in the speech he gave at my wedding, which I have on video to keep forever.

Rocinante

Monday, 24 April 2017 06:09 pm
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I swore I didn't want to mod another community, but I couldn't hold out any longer. I needed a place to squee, so please come and join me!


[community profile] rocinante 
For all of your Expanse squee, whether it's about the books, the TV series,
the amazing Belter language, or about the actors themselves.
 

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Monday, 24 April 2017 11:55 am
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I’ve posted my Small Fandom Bang fic. It’s part of the House of Sulfur and Mercury arc, a divergence in which Luke comes back for Merlin himself and Merlin does his best to manipulate Luke.

Nothing False and Possible.

I’ve also posted an if-I-get-hit-by-a-bus draft of my Fandom5K story. Well, I suppose it’s more of an if-life-overwhelms-me-this-week draft because that’s actually what I expect to happen. I’m not entirely happy with the ending, and I want to find someone to look over it for SPaG and for consistency in things like capitalization and the names people use for each other, but I don’t think there’s anything truly horrible that way in there (it’s explicit darkfic, so there are plenty of intentionally horrible things in there). I’ve already had to go in and edit three times after I posted because I forgot to write a summary, to delete some notes, and to set the rating.

Maybe I ought not post when I’m low on sleep?

I’m low on sleep because I kept coughing last night. It was that sort of tickling dry cough that doesn’t do anything except make my throat feel less irritated for a second or three. I only slept at all because I discovered that, if I breathed through a bit of the sheet, I didn’t feel the urge to cough. I suspect dryness in the air as the problem because this didn’t feel like illness or allergies. I spent a lot of the night dreaming but still awake enough to be focused on the necessity of holding the sheet in just the right place even when I rolled over. I was convinced, at one point, that the cough was a curse (of the magical type) that had something to do with me not being vegan.

I’ve paid the deposit for choir camp for Cordelia. I still haven’t gotten an answer to my inquiry about accessibility and all of that, but it’s been a week, and I don’t think I’m ever going to get an answer. I really wish they gave a phone number at the school to call with questions like this. I’ve now emailed the camp directly as the pictures on their website are not encouraging and as they make absolutely no mention of accessibility/accommodation except to mention how to get wheelchair seating for the school affiliated concert hall.

I’d think that Interlochen’s camp buildings would be covered by the ADA’s accessibility requirements. The school might get out of it by saying that this is a completely voluntary thing (in spite of saying that all students are expected to attend), but I don’t know that the camp could.

Of course, Scott thinks Cordelia’s going to refuse the surgery this year at all, that she’ll only consider it when she dislocates her knee again. I think she might go for it, especially if her aunt tells her it’s a good idea. She’s said several times that, much as surgery scares her, she really, really doesn’t want to go through a dislocation again.

Scott tried some pork on Saturday. He was okay with the small amount he had for breakfast, no ill effects, but he had a larger serving in the evening and had some intestinal issues the next day. He’s inclined to put that down to the pork, but there’s a chance that he and I both had an intestinal bug of some sort (I put my Saturday issues in that direction down entirely to anxiety, but who knows?). He’s going to be very unhappy when I point out to him that the turkey bratwurst he bought Saturday have pork casings. Of course, I can’t eat them, either, and I don’t think Cordelia is likely to eat more than one or maybe two. Cooking and then freezing seems indicated.

I’m still kind of desperately hoping for good news from the hysterosonogram on Friday so that I can cancel the gynecology appointment on Wednesday morning. Not getting anything before then doesn’t necessarily mean bad news, but going into the appointment with no idea makes it vastly more stressful. I can’t think of anyone who might be available for hand holding purposes on Wednesday, either. Scott and his sister will both be working, and [personal profile] evalerie has a critical all day appointment for her youngest. Scott's parents won't be back in Michigan until next week, and it will be longer than that before my parents get to Michigan.

Meme

Monday, 24 April 2017 10:23 am
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Have a meme, taken from [personal profile] moetushie, and edited just a tad:

Repost if it’s okay for your followers/circle to leave you a comment telling you what the one thing is they remember you for as a writer. Is it a scene or a detail or a specific line? Is it something like style or characterization? Is it that one weird kink or trope they never thought they’d be into, but oh my god wow self-discovery time?

RPG Citadel

Monday, 24 April 2017 09:37 am
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Genre: Celebrity BDSM RPS
Name: Citadel
Contact: the mods - [personal profile] jennandanica, [personal profile] fiercy and [personal profile] alley_oops
Main Comm: Citadel
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More Information on the Game )

Current Pups (Already Taken) )

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Monday, 24 April 2017 07:56 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] nubpher linked to Second Hand Paws Small Animal Rescue, which is in need of funds after a large influx of animals needing shots, as well as one needing surgery. You can check out their site full of adorable animals here, hit up their facebook here, or donate here. If you'd like to send supplies [tumblr.com profile] nubpher says you can also contact her about how to get the supplies to the Rescue.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. They are frequently running out of money for gas to even do odd jobs for pay. You can read more and help out here.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[tumblr.com profile] magpiesmiscellany has a selection of tree-of-life pendants in various shapes, colors, and sizes for sale, with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood, Lambda Legal, the ACLU, Doctors Without Borders, Earthjustice, Sierra Club, and the National Immigration Law Center. And Mother's Day is coming up, at least in the US! You can read more and purchase them here.

Help For Free:

[personal profile] brainwane's friend Zack is doing a research project related to online censorship, and is looking for people to help, particularly people using a computer physically located outside of Europe and North America. You can read more about the fascinating project and help test here.

News to Know:

Anon linked to [livejournal.com profile] auntmo9, who has a job posting up: the Austen Dooley Company is looking for Direct Support Staff, LPNs, and RNs for the St. Louis/St. Charles area. You can read more and get in touch with questions here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.

"Memories become stories when we forget them"

Monday, 24 April 2017 06:19 am
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This article raises issues that were already bothering me about the film - though not just about this film in particular (which is excellent and you should see it if you are able to do so) - but about any fictionalization of a real person.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/apr/01/a-quiet-passion-wont-solve-the-mystery-of-emily-dickinson-but-does-the-truth-matter-

The truth ALWAYS matters.

And yet...

Nothing lasts in its entirety. Everything decomposes - bodies, memories, stories. And out of that compost grows new bodies, new memories, new stories, new people.

We are not complete stories in the end. We are fragments of stories in the leaf-mould of other minds, becoming part of other stories we could never have imagined.



We are all stories in the end.



I don't know.

*

Music meme

Monday, 24 April 2017 12:09 pm
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Day Two: A Song With a Number in the Title.

Probably not very original here...


Prince ~ "Party Like It's 1999" from Clem Auto Sales on Vimeo.




GT for Monday the 24th of April 2017

Monday, 24 April 2017 10:13 am
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two comms

Monday, 24 April 2017 07:33 pm
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share those caps collecting dust on your harddrive!


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Star Wars: "Mud" by Alcalina

NSFW Sunday, 23 April 2017 10:58 pm
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22/4/2017 wordcount: 1,438
23/4/2017 wordcount: 700

All of that on my May the 4th fic, which is currently at 5.6k. It should be done a few days before deadline. Yes, it should. IT REALLY REALLY SHOULD. (Trying to convince myself as much as you, here.)


Starting to figure out what to write for MYWYN, since CampNaNo was such a miserable failure this month. The biopunk novel is dead in the water so I better try something (anything) else or it'll just be more of the same.

Smile

Monday, 24 April 2017 12:10 am
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It made me do exactly what it said on the tin.

Also, highly amused by the episode extra included by itunes where Moffat and Capaldi discuss not understanding how to use emojis and replying to texts using them with randomly selected symbols.

calling all Yu Yu Hakusho nerds

Monday, 24 April 2017 01:58 am
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In an attempt to consolidate the fandom where I can, I've created [community profile] yu_yu_hakusho for lovers of the classic manga and anime! All fannish content is welcome, and there may be group activities in the near future depending on what sort of traffic we get, so don't hesitate to drop in.

April Showers 2017 - Week 3

Sunday, 23 April 2017 10:16 pm
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Another week of April Showers come and gone! Join us in telling your fandom story or filling us in on your fandom's history!
 

April 16th — Girl Meets World: The bay window would be the perfect place to edit the Boy Meets World & Girl Meets World pages on Fanlore. (retweet, reblog)

April 17th — Yuri!!! on Ice: We were born to ship Victuuri—and so many others! Share your favorite YuriOnIce ships on Fanlore. (retweet, reblog)

April 18th — The Mortal Instruments: No such thing as TMI on Fanlore. Share your Mortal Instruments fandom experience! (retweet, reblog)

April 19th — Binding of Isaac: Is Isaac dead? If you know, grab some pickups and a trinket to help edit Binding of Isaac at Fanlore. (retweet, reblog)

April 20th — Simon Snow series: Calling all Snowflakes! Snowbaz fans gather together to update the Fangirl , Carry On, and Simon Snow pages on Fanlore. (retweet, reblog)

April 21st — Marvel Cinematic Universe: Avengers fans assemble! Let yourself be burdened with glorious purpose to edit Fanlore! (retweet, reblog)

April 22nd — Undertale: Fanlore wants you filled with determination to tell the world about Undertale & share the skelebros squee! (retweet, reblog)


Other fandoms that got some love on Fanlore this week include The Phoenix, The Raven Cycle, and Supergirl. Well done, team! \o/

Every fan perspective is welcome on Fanlore. Get started by visiting our New Visitor Portal so that you, too, can participate in April Showers!



Weekly Fitbit Update II (16-22 Apr 17)

Sunday, 23 April 2017 08:13 pm
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Second update for the Fitbit. I've noticed I was slacking in keeping track of calories. I was on duty last Sunday which is why I think my numbers are terrible on that particular day. Tuesday to Friday are days at sea during this week as well, I am still trying to find a baseline of my activity while at sea.

Date Cals Burned Steps Dist (km) Floors Fairly Active (m) Very Active (m) Activity Cals
2017-04-16 2,808 6,881 3.02 12 15 0 1,229
2017-04-17 2,837 10,079 4.74 19 13 17 1,358
2017-04-18 3,308 13,085 5.74 40 33 15 1,965
2017-04-19 3,075 11,252 4.94 35 0 0 1,609
2017-04-20 3,021 8,845 3.88 31 0 0 1,553
2017-04-21 3,723 11,903 5.22 44 94 21 2,449
2017-04-22 2,951 8,175 3.59 8 30 7 1,353
Wk Average 3,103 10,031 4.45 27 26 9 1,645
Total Average 3,138 10,608 5 26 32 13 1,675

Last Friday, my Fitbit died just before bed, so I got no sleep ratings for that night. I did not meet my goals for sleep this week. I recently adjusted my goal from 6 and a half hours of sleep to seven based on what I was getting for sleep last week and what the app recommended as healthy for my activity.

Date Asleep (m) Awake (m) Awakenings Time in Bed
2017-04-16 416 18 1 439
2017-04-17 616 55 4 678
2017-04-18 325 48 7 376
2017-04-19 352 59 4 420
2017-04-20 363 39 4 403
2017-04-21 303 46 3 350
2017-04-22 0 0 0 0
WK Average 339 38 3 381
Total Average 391 39 4 441

 
Do you have a Fitbit or other type of fitness tracker? How often do you use it, if you do, or how well do you keep track of exercise, calories, etc? Do you find it has had a noticeable effect on your own health? If you do not have a fitness tracker, do you have a trick for keeping track of heath metrics? How does one measure good health and fitness?

First Seasonal Round of Golf

Sunday, 23 April 2017 05:18 pm
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Today, Meganne, A. and myself had our first golf round of the 2017 season at Highland Pacific. It was not the best round of golf but it certainly was not our worst. M. did not end up showing up, so last minute our threesome was made a foursome with the additional of a wonderful man (who was very skilled). Unfortunately, I cannot remember his name. But he had a cart and his gave advice that was not pretentious and was very patient with our lack of skill in the sport (this is our second season really focusing on getting better at golf).

I will not be sharing my score today (I did log it into my app for statistical purposes). But I do have some great photos to share.

Highland Pacific 4
Looking at the 18th hole (9th in our case) at Highland Pacific

Highland Pacific 3
The 17th (8th in our case) hole at Highland Pacific

Highland Pacific 2
A nice fairway-lie on the 16th (7th in our case) at Highland Pacific

Highland Pacific 1
A look back at the tee-boxes on the 15th (6th) at Highland Pacific
 

The weather was alright, well typical Vancouver Island weather. It was raining when we left the house but was just a light mist at the course. A few holes were windy and the rain would pick up, but for the most part we managed to stay dry and warm. Last year, our first round was in May but we decided to get an early start this year. We've actually be hitting the driving range weekly since the end of February.

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