Apr. 22nd, 2019 01:01 am
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The US president said on Thursday he was having a 'good day' after the release of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the now-closed Russia investigation.

IDEFK, man. It feels like every day we get closer and closer to tyranny. Every minute of every day, even. And even if he's impeached or not re-elected or somehow glory hallelujah convicted, can the country recover? Good fucking question. I just keep trying to kind of cling to "hope in the dark" and, as an example, that little moment in Apollo 13 when Ed Harris says "I believe this is going to be our finest hour." But I just really don't know.

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("Trump tweeted angrily throughout the day." - Guardian ....Good Lord.)

Daily Happiness

Apr. 22nd, 2019 12:30 am
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1. I posted manga again today. Two days in a row! :D

2. I was really tired today for some reason, so I'm looking forward to just staying home and resting tomorrow.

3. Look at this Molly enjoying a box!

Scanlations: Eve's Slumber ch. 9

Apr. 21st, 2019 08:59 pm
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Title: Eve's Slumber
Original Title: イヴの眠り (Eve no Nemuri)
Author: Yoshida Akimi
Publisher: Flower Comics
Category: Shoujo
Genre: Sci-fi, Action
Status in Japan: 5 volumes, complete
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations
More Info: Baka Updates
Read Online: MangaDex

Summary: Arisa Kurosaki lives on a coffee plantation in Hawaii with her parents, Lu Mei and Ken, and her younger brother Shinji. With her ability to sense the spiritual power of mana, she has often been called the dragon's daughter, but for the most part she's just an ordinary teenage girl. That is, until a boy claiming to be the son of her parents' old friend comes to Hawaii from China just to warn her that she's in danger...

Chapter Summary: Will Death succeed in kidnapping Arisa?

Chapter 9

Unsorted linkspam

Apr. 22nd, 2019 12:19 am
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I've surely shared this classic Easter story before, but if you haven't read it, please do: "The 1969 Easter Mass Incident". The hilarity, it burns. "Content Warnings: Religion, food, symbolic cannibalism, symbolic gore, penis mention, Blasphemy, SO MUCH BLASPHEMY, weapons, war mention. Mind the warnings and your health always comes first. Its a HILARIOUS story, I promise."

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"‘Ugly Delicious’ Explores MSG Myths in ‘Fried Rice’: On his Netflix show, David Chang looks at the state of Chinese food in America".

"Layers of Deceit: Why do recipe writers lie and lie and lie about how long it takes to caramelize onions?" [2012]

"Autism Self-Diagnosis is not Special Snowflake Syndrome". [2015]

"The Myspace Dragon Hoard (2008-2010)". "A wide-ranging collection of 490,000 mp3 files from, accomplished using unknown means by an anonymous academic study conducted between 2008 and 2010."

"Do People in an Arby’s Know About “Sir, This Is an Arby’s”? Investigating the internet’s favorite joke on the front lines".

And a small heap via [personal profile] conuly:

--"Behind the New, Gloriously Queer Emily Dickinson Movie".

--"Why there’s so little left of the early internet". [BBC]

--"The Strange Beauty of Salt Mines".

--"How A Seed Bank Helps Preserve Cherokee Culture Through Traditional Foods".

--"Killer Rabbits in Medieval Manuscripts: Why So Many Drawings in the Margins Depict Bunnies Going Bad".

--"These ballroom dancers teach a gender neutral way where both people lead". [CBC]

--"How Social-Media Surveillance of Teenagers Led to a New Kind of Policing".

--"The world’s happiest people [note: the Danish] have a beautifully simple way to tackle loneliness".

--"The Extremely Real Science behind the Basilisk’s Lethal Gaze".

--"Webcomics: an oral history: Featuring the artists behind XKCD, Questionable Content, Dinosaur Comics, and more".

70F - 43F : Sunny

Apr. 21st, 2019 09:01 pm
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Last night I spent some time writing, and then couldn't sleep. I eventually started doing some reading while I waited for the sleepies to come. They eventually came at 7am. Then I slept until 4:30pm. I guess all told that's not bad - 9.5 hours is much less than my usual. But when I sleep that late it's hard to get a move on. I got up, checked yap, read dw, checked yap, read lj, checked yap, chatted with Kali and Sarah, checked yap...

At 5 I decided I didn't want to cook, so we ordered out. Kevin really wanted Lon U again and wouldn't consider anything else. I ordered something I'd never had from there - an apple honey dish that was pretty good. I mean, I guess I've known as long as I've been Jewish that apples and honey go together, but it had never occured to me to eat this when it wasn't Rosh Hashana.

After dinner I started the laundry, and did some reading. I only read my kindle books today, not a single one of the paperbacks, but if I finish this entry at a reasonable time I may fix that by at least reading the Book of the Month books. The other 7 I probably won't read today. I just had too slow of a start. I also never quite got into adulting, and now tomorrow I absolutely have to do the dishes and the cat box. I can't bring myself to care.

I sent Shayna my audibles wishlist and let her pick out a book to listen to on the way down to Florida in 2 weeks. She picked one recommended to me by [profile] redtrillium maybe a year ago, so I'm excited to get to that. It probably means I'll have 17 books going at one time since I'll pause the other audiobook I'm going to start tomorrow in the middle of it, and pick up on it again when I'm done with The Family Frying Pan. The one I'm going to start tomorrow is Nine Perfect Strangers and it is over 16 hours long, so it'll take me awhile to get through. The Family Frying Pan is only 8 hours, which is good because few books are under 10 hours long, and Shayna only has 10 hours to listen to a book with me. We can probably listen to music for the last 2 hours of our drive back to her house. Or else I can put on Nine Perfect Strangers for a while even though Shayna will be picking up in the middle of it. That'll let me listen to a solid 4 hours of it, and maybe finish it in a reasonable time frame.

Then Shayna and I discussed what we want to do about food in Florida. We basically agreed that the best plan was to each plan to cook twice, plan for leftovers once, and eat out twice. This is the most budget friendly plan we can come up with. I need to figure out what I can cook, though, since if I want spices I need to bring them. Maybe I'll do the mac and cheese thing and cook breakfast for dinner? Both of those don't require spices. Breakfast for dinner requires a loaf of bread in order to use 4 pieces of it, but maybe we can make sandwiches for lunches otherwise? Neither of those meals really prepares for leftovers, though.

The weather for Florida is starting to come in on the long range planner, and it looks like two lovely days so far. 82F and sunny both Saturday and Sunday.

My aunt called for Easter, and I wound up talking to her. For some reason she was talking about some people in Perris, California who, years ago, were arrested for imprisoning their kids and chaining them up and not letting them bathe or leave their sleeping cells. I have no idea why she was talking about this. It was a little creepy.

Kevin's aunt and uncle won best of breed in two rabbit shows this weekend. They do that often in the smaller shows. I guess I should be proud of them, but I just feel bad for the rabbits, who go into stew.

Kevin has been doing a lot of research about medical marijuana. He says that apparently THC can make a schizophrenic who is still in the early stages of developing schizophrenia hallucinate wildly, and there's some research showing that it can be used to screen people for schizophrenia and get them on meds before they get bad enough to refuse meds. This seems really promising. But anyway, while THC will make you hallucinate, CBD oil can actually be beneficial, because it binds to the same parts of the brain as LSD and prevents hallucinating. He applied for a discount on CBD oil from a website he found online that offers 60% discounts to veterans. He used my VA card to apply. It's apparently not automatic, so I don't know what they are looking for. But hopefully he'll get it because that would make his CBD oil not so ridiculous. Apparently it is working miracles for him.

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Apr. 21st, 2019 07:23 pm
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you and me could write a (bad) romance (7227 words) by AlexSeanchai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Miraculous Ladybug
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir/Marinette Dupain-Cheng | Ladybug, Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir & Gabriel Agreste | Papillon | Hawk Moth, guest starring - Relationship, Marc Anciel/Nathaniel Kurtzberg, Alya Césaire/Nino Lahiffe, Juleka Couffaine/Rose Lavillant, past minor relationships
Characters: Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir, Marinette Dupain-Cheng | Ladybug, guest starring, Marc Anciel, Nathaniel Kurtzberg, Alya Césaire, Nino Lahiffe, Nadja Chamack, Lila Rossi, Nathalie Sancoeur, Penny Rolling, Gabriel Agreste | Papillon | Hawk Moth
Additional Tags: Romance, Modeling, Designer Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Homelessness, Queer Het, Temporary Character Death, Marriage Proposal, sitting these two clowns down to talk about their feelings, Adrinette April 2019

Adrien rubbed the back of his neck and didn't meet her eyes. "Sooo I kind of had a fight with my father. The part where the art room social scene comes in is, I told him I'm done modeling for anything but romance novel covers. And he doesn't believe me."

"...Romance novel covers," Marinette repeated slowly, imagination filling with Adrien in a charcoal suit waltzing with a woman in a crimson silk gown. Adrien in a pirate ship's crow's nest, poet shirt open to show his defined pecs and abs, with the black-and-red-garbed pirate queen. Adrien, blue-jeaned and shirtless and wielding a broadsword, with—

"The thing is—and this," Marc added, "is the part where Loverboy is getting all flustered—the thing is, romance novels, as a general rule, have two protagonists."

"Both of whom," continued Nathaniel while eyeing Marinette, "ought to be on the cover. Otherwise readers will get confused about the genre.

"Subtle," said Marinette. "Adjective. Antonyms include Marc and Nathaniel."

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Apr. 21st, 2019 09:52 pm
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I still haven't made those phone calls in spite of having good intentions. I'm going to set an alarm to remind me to call my grandmother tomorrow. I'll see if I feel up to calling my father after that.

Easter dinner with Scott's sister's family and her in-laws turned out to be pretty laid back. I didn't expect it to be. I think that part of it is that my SIL has realized that the tremor and the arthritis mean that she really doesn't want me carrying her china or helping prepare food in her kitchen. I'm an accident waiting to happen even when I'm the only one in the kitchen. The odds of trouble go up with more people crammed in there.

I wrote an exchange treat over the weekend. I didn't make progress on my actual assignments, but I wrote about 2500 words and got polished enough to post. Maybe I'll be able to get my words moving this week. I'm at 29K words for the year which is pretty good but not even remotely comparable to where I was at this point in 2017 or 2018. I'm tracking it, but I'm not particularly fussed.

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Apr. 22nd, 2019 11:41 am
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Last night I dreamed I was on a trip to a version of South Korea that had an exceptionally strange train system, and also my father was still alive. Grinning, bearded, funny. I dreamt of my mother for over a decade after her death, so it makes sense I'm still dreaming of my father nearly nine years after his, but there is a strange comfort in it, dreaming of the dead. I know dreams are not really a liminal place where we can reach those in the underworld. And yet, it still gives me that same wistful feeling, the comfort of being held again by someone I can only visit in sleep.

"Going There," Jack Gilbert

Apr. 21st, 2019 05:01 pm
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Of course it was a disaster.
The unbearable, dearest secret
has always been a disaster.
The danger when we try to leave.
Going over and over afterward
what we should have done
instead of what we did.
But for those short times
we seemed to be alive. Misled,
misused, lied to and cheated,
certainly. Still, for that
little while, we visited
our possible life.

- via [ profile] sashayed, from The Great Fires: Poems 1982-1992

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Apr. 21st, 2019 07:58 pm
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When I finish Educated there are two books I'm most interested in picking up. One is Michelle Obama's book and the other is a memoir of someone who was abused and comes to find peace with it. The latter has the advantage of being published this year, so it adds to the books I can consider voting on at the end of the year. I'm probably going to read one and then the other, but which should I read first?

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Signal Boost: Take heart

Apr. 21st, 2019 04:41 pm
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[personal profile] goss posted: Take heart
“Optimism is radical. It is the hard choice, the brave choice. And it is, it seems to me, most needed now, in the face of despair — just as a car is most useful when you have a distance to close. Otherwise it is a large, unmovable object parked in the garage.

...History and fable have both proven that nothing is ever entirely lost. David can take Goliath. A beach in Normandy can turn the tide of war. Bravery can topple the powerful. These facts are often seen as exceptional, but they are not. Every day, we all become the balance of our choices — choices between love and fear, belief or despair. No hope is ever too small.”

- Guillermo Del Toro

Find Me Everywhere

Apr. 21st, 2019 06:25 pm
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It's been awhile since I made one of these posts, so I thought it might be a good idea to post links to the various places you can find me nowadays.

[ profile] settiai: Twitter is the place where I'm most likely to be found. I have the app on my phone, so - unless work is ridiculous - I'm usually online throughout the day. My account's public, so anyone can read my tweets, but I do try to limit the number of people that I follow to keep my timeline from becoming too overwhelming.

[ profile] settiai: All of my fanfiction and vids can be found on the AO3, and they're all tagged accordingly if you want to search for anything specific.

Patreon: All of my original fiction is posted to Patreon for supporters before I post it publicly the following month.

[ profile] settiai: Random pics. Mostly of cats. And dice. Oh, and sometimes food.

[ profile] settiai: All of my fic bookmarks are posted here, tagged with fandoms, ratings, characters, and relationships.

If you have Discord, my username is Settiai#5661. Feel free to add me!

There are a few other sites where I technically have accounts (Tumblr), but I'm not using them at the moment so there's not really any point in following me there. I'll post again in the future if that changes.

Dear NoFM author

Apr. 21st, 2019 11:50 pm
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Thank you for writing for me! I'm sure whatever you write me will be wonderful.

Feel free to poke around this journal or my Ao3 account (username: [ profile] sevenofspade ) if you want to. My letters tag is here.

I have the following Do Not Wants: allegory/metaphor of real world politics, character death, child abuse, dysphoria, incest, people losing things important to them, porn, rape, unrequested setting-change AUs (unrequested canon-divergent AUs are fine and very welcome), the Arthurian mythos and toxic living arrangements, be that family or roomates. When these are canon, please don't focus on them. Thank you.

On the other hand, there are a lot of things I do want. Here’s a partial list. (I obviously don’t expect you to stick all of these in one story, that would be impossible.)

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Feel free to take prompts in whichever direction you like! And if none of my prompts work for you, then write whatever you want -- I'll be happy with anything.

Ancient History RPF
Relationship: Hannibal Barca & Scipio Africanus

Captain Marvel (2019)
Minn-Erva (Marvel)

Powerless (TV 2017)
Relationship: Emily Locke/Green Fury

The Umbrella Academy (TV)
Number Five | The Boy (Umbrella Academy)
Vanya Hargreeves

Yoko Tsuno (Comics)
Relationship: Yoko Tsuno/Khany

Thank you so much for writing for me!

(Questions about DNWs and/or prompts must go through the mods. Other comments welcome.)
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Ander: Human cleric
Dorritt: Human warlock
Himo: Wood Elf rogue
Kokai: Gnome Mage
Milo: Human Ranger

Alas, my notes seem to be incomplete. Well, no doubt I can reconstuct the missing material at some future date. Suffice to say we have descended into the city and had a few inconclusive encounters with locals.

There are far too many large dinosaur footprints in this city. Read more... )

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Apr. 21st, 2019 02:28 pm
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 Still on the lookout for a WisCon roommate, if anyone else is having last minute issues there.  I have a pplace but it's cramped s hoping something less-cramped comes up.
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Drive-by post of two Major Arcana-only fanart Tarot "decks" by The Mutinous Mermaid (Etsy):

Since each card is almost twice the size of my hand, these are not really practical decks so much as collections of mini-prints. They arrive with certificates of authenticity, which is...cute? but doesn't interest me much. I was disappointed that they were shrink-wrapped and did not come with any kind of box to store them in. There are no booklets; I've watched most of the Ghibli movies, but have not watched a single Sailor Moon anything episode, so I won't attempt to interpret the images. I just picked out my favorites to share, as I do enjoy the art style and I'm glad I added these to my collection on that basis.

She's Like A Sunset

Apr. 21st, 2019 11:09 am
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I've had a hell of a year. I broke my foot and was wrongly told that I'd had a heart attack in the same week - and that was a typical week. So, now that I have learned that my heart is fine, and also that I do not have breast cancer and am not in fact likely to have a stroke (you see what kind of year it was), I decided to get my hair touched up to celebrate.

Since enough had washed out or grown out to switch up the colors a bit, I went with "sunset." Tea Cup, the stylist, literally used a photo of a sunset to choose the shades.


I told Tea Cup that I'd wanted to have rainbow hair ever since I was eleven, and I'm finally fulfilling my dream. All the stylists were thrilled to hear that. It was a really fun atmosphere in the salon, as everyone was just so delighted to be there and be getting truly amazing hair.

Tea Cup said, "It's funny to say this, since obviously these aren't natural colors, but you really seem meant to have this kind of hair. Sometimes people come in and get looks that they thought they wanted, but then they have second thoughts and then the hair doesn't look right on them. But when someone's really happy and confident with what they want, then it always looks good on them. And that's what you got. It's a very bold look, but you're wearing it - it's not wearing you."

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