May 26th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] pinesandmaples at 10:29pm on 25/05/2017 under
I bought a girl a drink at a bar tonight, and the cook described her as a sex viking. A sex viking! Of all things to be, that's a damn fine one! I would like to be that thing!

(Okay, maybe not. Pillage and burn, leave no survivors. That's probably not a good dating ethos. But whatever.)
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posted by [personal profile] earthspirits at 06:11pm on 25/05/2017 under , , , , , ,

early summer color )
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posted by [personal profile] kindkit at 08:00pm on 25/05/2017 under
It's a little embarrassing when you hear a great song on the radio, and you google the lyrics as soon as you get home so you can find out what it was, and it turns out to have been released thirty years ago. And apparently was a big hit at the time.

Ah, well, it's new to me?

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feeling pretty lousy. i got gum inflammation which i am treating with coconut oil and myrrh powder,but it will take a bit of time. also,tree pollen is high which is why i think everything hurts more,especially my sinuses and face. so that on top of the usual stuff i deal with daily.

giving myself some time to rest as much as possible today. i did get a few things done this week,including picking up my new glasses,even if i don't like the new frames...they're almost the same,but not the same as my old ones,and i liked those,but hey i was limited with the budget collection. i've been even more fussbudgetty than usual the last few days adjusting to my new glasses..the lens,of course,mostly.

other things i got done are even more mundane so i'm not going to mention them.

on a happier note,my sis rachel pointed me to a currently ongoing mister rogers' neighborhood marathon that is going on for the next few days,so i watched some this morning and it put me in a better mood,thank goodness. if you think i'm grumpy now,you would not want to have encountered me this morning!

if anyone else likes or would like to try the calming effect of mister rogers with no bad side effects,here is a link

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posted by [personal profile] elsewhence at 12:42am on 26/05/2017
very satisfying to note down every tiny instance of noise between 10 PM and 6 AM, though. description including dates, times, specific words i was able to understand, how many people i was able to hear, how far into this flat the noise could be heard (as far as the kitchen door, which means it passed through a solid wall and about five meters of empty space, as far as the other room, which means a solid wall and at least ten meters of empty space)... i was lenient for the longest time, they turned it into a classic case of "give them your little finger and they grasp the whole hand". now i'm going to rip their fucking hand off instead. see how they like it.

("omg but you wouldn't want a family with kids to get in trouble with their landlord, would you??" if that's the only language they understand, then yes, i absolutely would. having children isn't and shouldn't be a get-out-of-jail-free card. a situation like this means that both parents and children are shitty people and need a reminder of how to behave in society.)
Mood:: 'determined' determined
May 25th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] calliopes_pen at 02:09pm on 25/05/2017 under , , ,
For those that might have used it, Imzy is shutting down. I never made a single post or comment, but I had registered at some point. I just never went back after that.

Rosario Dawson is reportedly in talks to play Cecilia Reyes in the New Mutants film; also, that film will apparently go full on horror. I'm not sure what to think about that.

Edit: Correction, it's three things of note. It turns out the Icelandic version of Dracula--Powers of Darkness--is really Swedish.

From the article: "First he assumed that Makt myrkranna would be a straight translation of the Swedish publication, but then he found out that the Swedish text is more complete and contains scenes neither described in Dracula nor in Makt myrkranna. And the madman Renfield is still in the story, among others."

So there's that! And on World Dracula Day, no less.

And here’s a meme that I thought it might be fun to try.

meme: If you were to remix one of my stories, 1.) what would it be and 2.) what would you do. TELL ME.

For all of my stories, it’s sort of spread out across Ao3 and the ‘fanfic I’ve written tag’.

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posted by [personal profile] lannamichaels at 07:20am on 25/05/2017 under , , ,

A tiny little drabble thing for the glorious 25th of may, which I celebrate as discworld day ;)

Drabble: All Things Strive. (100 words) by Lanna Michaels
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Discworld - Terry Pratchett, Thud! - Terry Pratchett
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Tak (Discworld)
Additional Tags: Drabble, Death of the Author

"W— They think the world was written, sir." -- Carrot Ironfoundersson, Thud! Or, these are the things that Tak wrote.

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posted by [personal profile] miss_s_b at 11:00am on 25/05/2017
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Last night we went to Manderley again the theatre in Leeds to see The Play That Goes Wrong. It was funny to the extent that my stomach hurts from laughing so hard this morning. I very much recommend it if you are in need of an evening of jollity - and who isn't, these days?

I think my favourite character was the corpse (no, really), but it was a close run thing between him and the stage-hand-who-ends-up-getting-roped-into-the-play, or the corpse's brother, whose layers of performance were very impressive - acting a bad actor who plays up to a large audience excellently.

The recalcitrant set, of course, is a character in it's own right. Whoever designed it is a genius. Bits alternately fall off or unexpectedly don't fall off; doors swing open or fail to open, depending on what they are not supposed to do, etc. The timing of all these things is vital, and it was absolutely spot on every time, right down to the small spoiler ) at the end.

The po-faced actor/director-playing-the-inspector's small spoiler ) He reminded me of nothing so much as my English teacher at school, who used to sweat blood pushing recalcitrant children into the school play, and inevitably things went wrong as they do in these situations.

The one note of caution I would sound is that it doesn't pass Bechdel. There are two female characters, but they don't talk to each other at all (although at one point they talk over each other and small spoiler )). There's no real reason why the Butler, or the Sound Engineer, or even the Inspector couldn't be women, they just... aren't. This is a bit of a contrast from the Agatha Christie plays which this is clearly riffing off, which are always scrupulously gender balanced...

That was the only thing that really bothered me, though. Otherwise I had an excellent time, the performances were good, the stage set was excellent, and the comic timing was first rate. If you get the chance, go see this, particularly if you've already seen and are familiar with The Mousetrap, to which there are many many refernces. Also, you need to get in there ten minutes or so early. No spoilers, but it's worth it.
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Title: Detour
Author: LizBee
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Characters and Pairing: Lin/Tenzin
Rating: All-ages

Summary: A few months ago, Lin was a promising young police officer. Now she has to find a new path.

Notes: Set in the same AU as "Avalanche". It's called the President Beifong AU on AO3, even though I haven't really gotten to any of the presidential stuff yet. This fic comes with thanks to multivitamins and praticamente-innocua, which between them gave me the strength to start recovering from The Cold I've Had Since March.

While the welcoming party's attention was on the Avatar, Lin climbed gingerly down from Appa and all but collapsed in Tenzin's arms. )
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
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posted by [personal profile] elsewhence at 07:44am on 25/05/2017 under
side effect of combining hada labo premium and nivea cream: the usually thick and greasy cream practically liquifies on my skin. a lot like applying it to moist skin, but far less unpleasantly squidgy. i'm not complaining!

also, one thing that i think has made a real difference to my skin: mandelic acid. glycolic acid didn't help much, neither did salicylic acid, but mandelic acid, which shares some properties of both, seems to help. true to my usual approach, i bought a small bottle of 70% mandelic acid and diluted it down to 10% (far lower price per ml than if i'd bought 10%), which i use daily. i did wonder whether that seller was genuine, but the product i got tested fairly acidic, smelled like bitter almonds and my skin seems to respond to it well, so that's good enough for me.
Mood:: 'okay' okay
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May 24th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] calvinahobbes at 10:21pm on 24/05/2017 under
I accidentally a PlayStation 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

This is like the height of bad timing, but there was a really good offer and I've been toying with the idea of getting a game console for so long but seriously looking at prices all spring.

Anyway, I know absolutely nothing I have only played the first tiny bit spoiler ), and my protag (?) is uninventively a human mage, but I gave her an undercut and a square jaw and freckles and the Mary Suest green eyes (didn't actually mean to), and I am already intensely invested in her so???

I have no idea what I'm doing, controls are hard and the energy bar thingy is already getting red and I think I missed some instructions because Cassandra was talking. What.
Mood:: 'tired' tired
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posted by [personal profile] merryghoul at 04:00pm on 24/05/2017 under
News here, and also Imzy sent emails to users.

I never really did anything there, ha. I did already crosspost and post to AO3 the one drabble I did for an Imzy comm, so I'm good.

Myself, I'm going to put a note on my Imzy and call it time there.


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