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Posted by Stephanie from Glamorous in Retrospect | http://wp.me/p5ldry-7l
(Finishing up a few remaining posts before we start our next trip.)

On my first visit to Japan, with a friend, we had the best meal of the trip and the worst meal of the trip within 24 hours of each other. We'd gone to Koya-san, the temple complex, and stayed in a temple for two nights and




Categories: #Japantrip2014-2015
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...that liminal time that happens every Wednesday at 1PM when they test the
tornado sirens.
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Posted by Toby from Glamorous in Retrospect | http://wp.me/p5ldry-6A

(Resurrecting a post that’s been sitting in the Drafts folder for almost 2 years now, and testing a new crossposting plugin at the same time.)


We are not social people. Well, okay, we’re selectively social. We have our groups of friends that we see now and then, but we don’t generally seek out new acquaintances. This will become important in a bit.


But we do like to cook. When looking for things to do on this trip, Stephanie found this cooking class that covers several Japanese dishes, and includes a main dish of actual Kobe beef. We figured, “Sounds cool!” and signed up.


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Pull The Football - Save the World by [personal profile] rachelmanija.

Are you worried about nuclear war? I am too. Keep reading for a way to stop it with one simple action.

Maybe you feel small and powerless. But many snowflakes make an avalanche. If we all move in the same direction, we'll be unstoppable. We will only fail if we choose not to act.

Trump has the power to order a pre-emptive nuclear strike for any reason - or no reason at all. He's always shadowed by a man with a briefcase of codes, called the "nuclear football," to enable him to launch nuclear missiles at any time. It would take less than five minutes from his order to the missiles being launched, and no one could stop him. Republican Senator Bob Corker says Trump is leading us into World War III. I believe him.

But we don't have to stand by and let it happen. Let's pull away that football!

Both House and Senate have bills to prevent the President from launching a pre-emptive nuclear strike without a congressional declaration of war. They're both called the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017. Passing those bills may literally save the world.


See link for further details. Please signal-boost if you are so inclined.

A feed!

Oct. 13th, 2017 11:13 am
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[personal profile] estara created a DW feed from the Wordpress RSS feed of the travel blog, so if you don't want to follow us over there, via email, or via Twitter or Facebook, you can subscribe to the feed. Note: I won't see any comments posted there (I could set up an alert, but I'd have to manually subscribe to each and every post, and that's just not happening), so you'll have to post any comments you have over on the blog, Facebook, or Twitter.

https://telophasetravel-feed.dreamwidth.org/
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Looks like I can't find any services or plugins that crosspost from Wordpress to Dreamwidth right now as my old standby plugin no longer works, and the only other plugin I can find also doesn't work.

Which means that if you want to follow Toby and I on our trip to Europe coming up in a few weeks, you're going to have to use one of these, unless I find something else:

http://travel.mushtee.com
http://www.facebook.com/sfolse14
http://www.twitter.com/telophase
http://www.twitter.com/myrialux

If you'd rather have notifications sent to your inbox, you can sign up using the form in the sidebar of the travel.mushtee.com blog and it'll send you an email every time either of us posts something there.

Anyway, given how little traffic happens here nowadays, I suspect not that many people will be missing it. :)
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We may be in the gettin’ fucked business here soon.

Blooooaatfliiiies!! Yeah! 61 XP? Seriously? I’ll take it. More than I
expected.

(Picks up gumdrops) I don’t know why I picked up gumdrops. Have some
gumdrops, Boone. (Drops them)

(Shoots a character named Jessup) Jessup is jes’ down! Oh, I can steal
their pencil.
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Dear people posting your amateur attempts at travel documentary videos on YouTube,

Perhaps you'd get a lot more views if you actually had more video of the beautiful location you're in instead of video of yourself talking about the beautiful place you're in.

Especially do not put up lots of video of your feet walking on a road or staircase or whatnot. Nobody fucking cares.

No love,
[personal profile] telophase, who is looking up videos of Italy and wants to see Italy and not your face

(Note: I'm not referring to people posting their vacation travel videos.I don't care what choices you make for that. I'm talking about people attempting to monetize their channels by posting travel videos about the places they're visiting, a la travel shows on TV.)
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A new generator! Fanart Prompt Generator, if you want to request art in an exchange but don't know how to prompt for art* or if you're an artist yourself looking for ideas.

*No guarantees that prompts from here won't make your assigned artist throw their pencil across the room in frustration.
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I have redesigned and collated my various random generators onto one site and set them up for HTTPS, at Magatsu Generator Central. The old URLs still work: they'll auto-redirect to the new locations.

P.S. If you follow me on Tumblr, or even if you don't. I'd appreciate a reblog of this post just to help get it out there on search engines before NaNoWriMo, which is when I (unsurprisingly) get most of my traffic. :)

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