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2017-05-26 03:16 am

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I bought a Korean night moisturizer called Wine Therapy in the red wine
variety.

My face now smells like grape jelly.







I kinda like it.
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2017-05-24 01:38 pm
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I have answered my own question!

The question being "How did people spin yarn before they invented spindles?"

The answer is... Read more... )
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2017-05-19 08:10 pm
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I've mentioned before I think that we're booking a trip to Switzerland and Northern Italy (going to be circumspect about the actual dates for now), and I want you to know that I have just booked:

(1) an apartment in Venice that overlooks the lagoon and has a tiny private rooftop terrace, as well as an elevator in the building AND a washer and dryer

(2) a hotel in a former monastery in Vatican City that is actually ON St. Peter's Square

Now to see if I can find something cool in Florence.
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2017-05-18 11:43 am
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In which Murderface 2.0 breaks the game

I said I wouldn’t be writing every session up, and I won’t be, but you get this session written up because Murderface McKenzie 2.0 accidentally broke Skyrim and it was hilarious. Well, to me, at least.

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2017-05-16 01:38 pm
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Here's one more moment from my latest Skyrim adventure

45 seconds, you don't need to know Skyrim to know what's going on. All you need to know is that Murderface McKenzie has a perk that keeps him from setting off floor traps, but the same cannot be said for his companion.

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2017-05-16 11:27 am
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All right, I gave up and did it...

So my new Skyrim runthrough with a lady orc tank (named Jehane d'Arc I cannot believe it didn't occur to me to call her Jehane d'Orc) was kind of boring because I couldn't really get into my character and give her a guiding impulse.

So I did it...
warning for GIANT screenshots that I'm not bothering to resize right now )
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2017-05-15 09:50 am
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FaceApp cheers up sad paintings at Dutch museum. Yeah, it's pretty silly but I kind of like the way it makes some of the portraits look like they might have done in real life.
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2017-05-15 09:34 am

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How to protect yourself against the WannaCry ransomware exploit. In short: if you're on Windows, make sure you're updated to the latest OS version. If you're on an unsupported version (XP, 2008), there's a patch you can load. Make sure your antivirus is updated.
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2017-05-14 02:37 am

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Home from Seattle. Woo.
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2017-04-28 11:17 pm

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At a restaurant and "The bestiality doesn't bother me but is nothing sacred
anymore?" just drifted over from the next table and I really want to know
what *does* bother her.
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2017-04-27 11:30 am
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I'm looking on Amazon Japan for pose books, and the Google machine translation is awesome.

From a book on kimono and poses with people in and partly out of it:
Making a manga artist Pose collection Delusional pose collection SPROUT

Suzuya called the strongest bang of this century. The second popular series that Mr. appointed Mr. as a model.
For this time, we will
raise your new delusions on the theme of kimono, such as Yukata and Hakama! Of course, the figure of bare duck is exposed as well!
The pictures are nice, but I have so little call to draw people (or ducks) in and out of kimono that I can't justify ¥2500 for it.
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2017-04-25 08:44 am

My official last LJ post*





* until and unless something happens, of course.
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2017-04-24 11:32 am
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What I did this weekend

Or Sunday, rather. We bought an upright planter thingy and Toby painted it with water sealant and then put it together for me yesterday. Then Sunday morning we hit the shops and bought a couple of extra tall pots, plus dirt, rocks for drainage, and seedlings, then I spent the day getting that all set up.

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2017-04-23 09:18 pm

I think...

...that we have baby woodpeckers because I spent several hours outside
today (pics in a bit) and Lord and Lady Downey kept trading off shifts. One
would fly off for a while, then come back and call, at which time the other
one would emerge from the hole and fly off. The first one would then go
down in the hole. I couldn't quite tell if the arriving one was carrying an
insect or not.

The internet tells me fledglings leave the nest in about a month, so we're
planning on taking off some of the dead limbs that look like they might
fall in the future at that time. Leaving the one with the nest hole, of
course.
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2017-04-19 01:08 pm

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There's a dove sitting on the chimney, cooing. The chimney is amplifying
the coos and making them sound rather apocalyptic.
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2017-04-17 12:47 pm

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This video is short (15 sec) and interesting and appropriate for non-gamers as well as gamers. And does not contain any Mass Effect: Andromeda spoilers.



We finished ME:A last night, after having not been able to play for 4 days due to friends and family over for the Easter weekend. This was the most memorable moment.
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2017-04-11 10:59 am
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What we did this weekend

We mostly worked on the patio/deck/back yard this weekend, putting together patio furniture we'd bought and doing a few things here and there.

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