a walk in the woods

Sunday, 28 May 2017 11:32 pm
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A walk in the woods, just as it started to rain --



I was in the UP a couple of weeks ago. Luke is doing very well and I miss him. We went to go look at a piece of property that I have my eye on.

(no subject)

Sunday, 28 May 2017 09:33 pm
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Scott has scavenged a hard drive from one of his old laptops. It remains to be seen how hard it will be to restore my data and programs. Right now, he's trying to clear his old data off it because there's almost no space there.

We have a program that makes hourly backups, so I probably won't lose files. I'm not sure about applications, though. We've never needed to restore from backup before.

Quick Note about Cibola Burn

Sunday, 28 May 2017 07:46 pm
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I finally finished my first read-through this weekend, by the by. Seems like the scale of the story keeps steadily escalating with each volume, which I have no complaints about.

One other thing I notice towards the end is how the unintended consequences for economies in the process of scaling up can pile up PDQ...

Feeds

Sunday, 28 May 2017 07:21 pm
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Decided to add one for tv-eh.com to my feeds. It's a blog devoted to Canadian-made TV series. 
 

 

not that Fig is a fussbudget

Sunday, 28 May 2017 05:32 pm
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But if he notices Ibid is sleeping with his tongue out, he tries to tuck it in.

There is nothing quite like

Sunday, 28 May 2017 05:21 pm
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A gaggle of adorable little girls spontaneously charging towards the edge of the stage to divide people into those who freeze in a crisis and those who don't.

Getting sick of my antivirus program.

Sunday, 28 May 2017 01:16 pm
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I realize that occasional exhortations to upgrade are the price of using a free program, but it's getting out of hand. What do you guys use?

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Pink Pineapples Have Finally Arrived (We can't get people to accept golden rice, which is packed with beta carotene, because it's a GMO... but they think pink pineapples are gonna sell?)

Key Crazy: Inside the Wonderful World of Keyboard Fanatics

Juno mission first results: Jupiter isn't like what researchers expected

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other (10+ pics) (Yeah, I know, but at least scroll down until you see the week-old kitten disguised as a kiwi.)

Crows and parrots – brainy birds, but in different ways (Article from 2011)

First Bamboo Biennale Creates Cutting-Edge Structures in Small Chinese Village

Tree-Climbing, Seed-Spitting Goats Help Trees Grow in New Places

Most of the World’s Bread Clips Are Made by a Single Company

Marmoset monkeys learn to call the same way human infants learn to babble

Chicago inmates can order fancy Italian pizza made in jail

How one community rallied to save turtles from becoming roadkill

A Chinese company is offering free training for US coal miners to become wind farmers

All The Wrong People Are Asking All The Wrong Questions About Fidget Spinners

Too many prisons make bad people worse. There is a better way

Accused of underpaying women, Google says it's too expensive to get wage data

Study links Facebook use to reduced gray matter volume in the nucleus accumbens

Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

Two Scientists, Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust

The Tragic Story of a Texas Teen and the Marines Who Killed Him for No Reason

Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans (This is ridiculous. I've never seen anything so universally reviled as this budget!)

11 Years Old, a Mom, and Pushed to Marry Her Rapist in Florida

White Terrorists Killed More Americans This Week Than Refugees Have in 40 Years

GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits

Flint Isn’t Ready To Trust Anyone Yet

Girls are increasingly being married off in war-torn Yemen

New Immigration Crackdowns Creating 'Chilling Effect' On Crime Reporting

[ SECRET POST #3798 ]

Sunday, 28 May 2017 03:35 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3798 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 38 secrets from Secret Submission Post #544.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

Belated Meta/Reviews for Episodes 4&5

Sunday, 28 May 2017 06:27 pm
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I remain behind on everything so many of life's sundries at the minute, and am still time-shifting all viewing.

Fingers crossed I am getting back into the knack of meta/reviewing. As before, I am sticking these up on AO3. If you're interested they are here: Knock Knock & Oxygen.

Thank you.

Comments are always welcome. Replies to those may also be a tad belated.
Sorry.

YU-GI-OH!

Sunday, 28 May 2017 01:33 pm
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The [community profile] yugioh fandom community is getting a reboot, just in time for the new series! Whether you're a fan of the original Duel Monsters, GX, 5D's, Zexal or the new VRAINS, all series and fanworks are welcome. Fanfic, art, icons, discussions, it's all good. There's also a new FRIENDING MEME posted for meeting other fans.

(no subject)

Sunday, 28 May 2017 12:36 pm
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My hard drive just died completely. Scott thinks it's irretrievable. He won't have time today to work on it due to family obligations.

Cordelia and I are both feeling terrible, but... Family obligations. Scott is cranky and snarling at everything. Great fun.

I keep thinking there has to be a good day this weekend, and life keeps saying no.

History question

Sunday, 28 May 2017 09:55 am
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History question: does anyone remember the dates of the 1979 King Tut exhibit in Toronto? Aside from the year?

GT for Sunday the 28th May 2017

Sunday, 28 May 2017 11:19 am
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Welcome to the Sunday the 28th May edition of Gallifrey Times!

- Discussion, Reactions, Reviews and News -
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- Challenges, Prompts and Announcements relating to Fanworks -


GT aims to cover Doctor Who Universe news and fan activity on Dreamwidth and beyond. If you'd like to be added to our watch list, please leave a comment here. Questions? If you can't find the answer on our profile, you can contact the editors by commenting on any edition of the newsletter.
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From Todd Spangler in Variety: YouTube Stars, Wattpad Stories Tapped for Fullscreen’s Fan-Fiction Anthology Series. Yikes.

In 'Girl power: How the fans whose tastes we’ve been most dismissive of may prove the most resilient,' National Post's Sadaf Ahsan wrote Their taste is – more often than not – dismissed as hysterical. They populate Twitter, blogs and online forums. They hit up Ticketmaster on the dot. They write fan-fiction pairing their favourite singers together. They form fanclubs and fansites. And they scream louder than just about anyone else. They are young girls, and as such, the things that they love are open to ridicule, merely because they love them so boldly and with such eager abandon.

For the Duluth News Tribune, Christa Lawler wrote, of the Franconia Sculpture Park, The horizon is a post-apocalyptic fan-fiction fodder: a collection of wooden houses — one sunken, one seemingly airborne, one roofless, one dog-shaped — all alongside animals taken out of context, LEGO-like structures, geometrics, human figures and singled-out body parts.

Margaret Atwood on Wattpad, Game of Thrones, Chinese lit, Trudeau/Macron, Baywatch, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Sherlock Holmes )

For The Atlantic, Robinson Meyer noted Trump’s budget remains a kind of fiduciary fan fiction for Freedom Caucus conservatives, who can fantasize about a skinnier government without ever living with the political consequences. So even if it never come to pass, it’s worth noting: This is what they want.

In an interesting New York Times piece on censorship, Balli Kaur Jaswal admitted there was a lot of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” fan fiction in my early career.

In a NewStatesman review of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Pauline Bock wrote It is a story of sons and daughters – Turner’s son Henry is following in the family tradition, trying to save his father from a curse – usually the sign that a series is dangerously lurking into fan fiction (here's looking at you, Harry Potter’s Cursed Child).

For New Republic, Jeet Heer wrote [Louise] Mensch often veers into surrealistic fan fiction, saying she believes Russian President Vladimir Putin “murdered” Andrew Breitbart in 2012, “funded riots in Ferguson” against police violence, and entrapped Anthony Weiner in a sexting scandal with a 15-year-old girl.

Finally, for Shepherd Express, Russ Bickerstaff wrote Robots and burlesque go together like...robots and burlesque. And really, what could possibly be more sexy than a Dalek? The first weekend of June finds Dainty Rogues asking that very question as the locally-based group presents an all-original Dr. Who fan fiction for the stage.

Pariahs

Sunday, 28 May 2017 05:30 am
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Nifty graphics about the science heretics who were eventually proven right.

Thanx to Follow Me Here

The Pyramid at the End of the World

Sunday, 28 May 2017 10:23 am
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I really didn't like that. If you've a strong stomach for swearing, my ranty "review" is here.

But what did you guys think?

Poll #18422 The Pyramid at the End of the World
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 23

The Pyramid at the End of the World?

YAY!
4 (19.0%)

nay :(
13 (61.9%)

Other; please specify
4 (19.0%)

Erica?

YAY!
22 (95.7%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

Other; please specify
1 (4.3%)

Are you looking forward to next week?

YAY!
16 (76.2%)

nay :(
3 (14.3%)

Other; please specify
2 (9.5%)

Doctor Who 10.07

Sunday, 28 May 2017 08:22 am
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This was the first Doctor Who episode since "The Caretaker" I disliked thoroughly, albeit for different reasons.

Read more... )
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Title: Good Catch
Fandom: Person of Interest
Rating: G
Words: 100
Characters/Pairings: Finch/Reese
Warnings/Content: Fluff, domesticity, hazardous bathroom floors
Notes: For [community profile] 100_words, Challenge #43: Touch.

Summary: Sometimes for Harold, beauty outweighs common sense.

Also at the Archive

Harold is admiring John's back )

The Would-Be Canadian Version of DT-45?

Saturday, 27 May 2017 09:38 pm
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Is apparently Andrew Scheer.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservative-leadership-race-winner-1.4134575

Social conservative.

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