A couple things

Sep. 22nd, 2017 12:05 am
aris_tgd: Whitestar crashing, "And when you fall as Lucifer fell, you fall in flame" (Whitestar Lucifer Fall)
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1) Yuletiiiide. Two of my noms have been approved! I'm still waiting on (My) Immortal. The mods are doing so much work, I am trying to be patient.

2) I took Tuesday as a mental health day after getting all my grading done at the last minute nearly killed me, and then I woke up with a sore throat on Wednesday and with a nasty back spasm today. Ugh. I wound up sleeping until nearly 5pm, but I felt better after that. My shoulder/back still hurts like damn, though.

3) I've been playing through Stellaris but the patch drop screwed up my civ's economics pretty badly, so I may just start a new game. It's fun and addictive and I'm really glad I finally started playing, but man. I'm also not all that good at it yet, which is occasionally frustrating! But I like the sound of the stuff in the new update. I may purchase it for cashmoney when my paycheck comes in.

Of course, I also really want to buy Heat Signature, we'll see how that goes. I really want to dual-boot my system with a Windows disk, so we'll see if I can get that up and running, since HS doesn't have a Linux port yet.
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Family Stories
by Dialecticdreamer/Sarah Williams
part 6 of 9 (working)
word count (story only): 1198


:: Part of the Polychrome Heroics universe, this is a Finn family story which includes Shiv, Boss White and the Ebonies and Ivories. ::


:: Author's note: following through on the teaching-storytelling model has increased the length of the story significantly, but including these details seems to be following the audience's preference. Details become even more important when the personal and practical intertwine. ::


back to part five
to the Finn Family index
on to part seven




“So… it's kind of like what Cook calls 'kitchen sink soup?” Shiv ventured.

Heron wanted to shout for joy at Shiv's willingness to take a risk and engage. Instead, his lips quirked up as he nodded. “Exactly. As long as you get the basic ratio right, and do not over-knead it, this bread will work with pretty much anything you want to try. You want a holiday bread with fancy orange peel and some canned pumpkin, go for it. Let me show you what I mean for ratios.” He put a teaspoon of the baking powder they'd just mixed up next to the mountain of flour, then a pinch of salt. “Salt makes the bread turn brown better, so don't leave it out. If you want a pinch of sugar, to make the buttermilk seem a little less sour, that works, too.”
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Sep. 22nd, 2017 12:45 am
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*catstares at Exvius*

*staaaaaares*

*waits ...*

dailyprompt | 9-24-2010 thru 1-9-2011

Sep. 21st, 2017 10:44 pm
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[personal profile] aftanith

1.knock yourself out2.Speak, friend, and enter.3.a brave few4.a basketful of puppies5.it's over now
6.from sunrise to sunset7.it's over8.under the weather9.standing up for others10.widespread predictions
11.run off my feet12.magic tricks13.I've almost finished digging my hole.14.a story told in reverse15.smoke dreams
16.unobtainable17.an unexpected phone call18.a piece of history19.wardrobe20.insipid
21.keep the faith22.pumpkins23.civilized debate24.all just a misunderstanding25.dusty
26.in the end27.truth in the cards28.inner sanctum29.can't quite believe it's real30.political necessity
31.as the crow flies32.phantom limb syndrome33.wandering souls34.three's a crowd35.making do
36.double agent37.rubbish on the roof38.stinks39.fear and ignorance40.the importance of visual memory
41.forget-me-nots42.premonition43.peace in our times44.sold45.highs and lows
46.collision47.sacrificing liberty48.positive thinking49.confused and waiting50.can't rely on you any more
51.far, far away52.in the soup53.tunnel of love54.the freedom railway55.all mixed up
56.a glass of orange juice57.cancel this whole drawn-out mess58.I walk alone.59.undone60.aircraft carrier
61.finally over for good62.a pretty smile63.impoverished64.as far as I know65.I'm not in love 'cause I'm a mess.
66.leave the world unseen67.homeward bound68.crystalline palace69.one more chance70.dying god
71.can't really say that in public72.I predict a riot.73.meet me under the clock74.stir yourself75.challenge the laws of nature
76.glowing embers and the smell of frost in the air77.the most important thing78.low sun over frosty fields79.static noise80.as a fella once said
81.personal best82.if that's what you want83.you would love to be right84.being authentic85.silent night
86.Christmas dinner87.most admir'd disorder88.roll me outside89.lost in all this madness90.wanderlust
91.trading security for happiness92.time of your life93.missing at the wrong moment94.protecting the innocent95.rebels on the beach
96.green tea or cucumber sandwiches97.shapeshifting98.grey concrete buildings99.too much, too soon100.this isn't right

Tables!

Sep. 21st, 2017 08:05 pm
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I didn't forget about [personal profile] luxken27's annual summer prompt tables, but I've just been so... flat that I couldn't even anything.

Tomorrow is the due date. I am going to be downright hellbent ridiculous determined.

TABLES! )

Back home and back to school

Sep. 21st, 2017 02:38 pm
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Wow wow wow, I haven't posted in a long time.

Last weekend I moved back home and yesterday I started school. I had to unpack as much as I could before classes, so I was super busy.

A lot has changed in the anthropology department since I was there last. I knew there had been changes, but I didn't know the extent. A lot of teachers have retired, mostly in the geography department (we are actually considered a single department, though). I don't know any of the students, except one guy I graduated with is lurking around somewhere because he's finishing up his Master's thesis. Classrooms have changed with new desks and whatnot, and others have been cleaned out from all the junk that had been stored in them for years.  Although the school is slowly rebuilding/remodeling the buildings on campus, I doubt the anthropology-geography building will be done any time soon, so I think they're trying to do what they can to make improvements. It looks pretty nice, in my opinion.

I don't have much homework yet, which I'm glad for because I want an easy weekend. ^^; I am really not excited about homework again.

dailyprompt | 6-9-2010 thru 9-24-2010

Sep. 21st, 2017 02:42 pm
aftanith: (jaime comforting cersei)
[personal profile] aftanith

1.field2.archaic technology3.betrayed trust4.good riddance5.Don't try that around here, boy.
6.can't see the daylight from in here7.at a snail's pace8.absolutely priceless9.overindulged10.dirty politics
11.I cannot avert my eyes.12.stabbed in the back13.selling the unsellable14.not just a lack of understanding15.honeymoon period
16.edifying and instructive17.ghost town18.my phone's not ringing19.paternal instincts20.pride
21.by the book22.really huge explosions23.city commute24.going after what you always wanted25.chocolate and hot water bottles
26.can't fool yourself; it's totally broken27.stately ritual28.take your place beside me29.a suburban experience30.saving for the future
31.down at the quarry32.image33.I have been vindicated.34.going home35.draconian
36.sunglasses37.pub with no beer38.working in four dimensions39.blushing40.magic tricks
41.a romp through the countryside42.end of the line43.stargazing44.it's time45.bursting with love
46.sorcerer's apprentice47.it's all fine48.hidden in the backstreets49.you can't change the rules50.you have redeemed yourself
51.liberation52.unlucky to get that particular gene handed down53.the moment o creation54.real people don't have archenemies55.invasion
56.vigil57.funny-shaped tree on the lawn58.a ringing endorsement59.Friday the 13th60.wedding march
61.a saintly vision62.town hall meeting63.surprisingly enjoyable64.merry-go-round65.shiny
66.under the sea67.what's in a name68.a language anyone can understand69.round and round the garden70.brainwashed
71.slay the last dragon72.visions of the future73.guide74.the sweet taste of victory75.a sound of trumpets
76.stuck in the middle77.a fresh start78.moving house79.a special event80.tattoo
81.a shrewd secretary82.time keeps on slipping away83.let the sunshine in84.an abandoned teacup85.a faded photo
86.red sky in the morning87.memorial88.lost and found89.last time I saw your face90.obsessed with walking
91.really annoying music92.it can't be that cold outside93.fancy that94.rainbow95.not even real
96.move to the moon97.evil genius98.kicked out99.full moon madness100.just to mess things up

dailyprompt | 2-16-2010 thru 6-8-2010

Sep. 21st, 2017 02:20 pm
aftanith: (theon hugging sansa)
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1.night vision2.it's a knockout3.superman4.a worthy rival5.last night on earth
6.crossing the threshold7.from fab to frightening8.don't want to think9.Neanderthal man10.it's not working
11.hold on12.weakening your defences13.life must go on14.beckoning to me15.fuzzy hair
16.lemon tea17.a most delectable dessert18.the quiet one in the corner19.entertaining20.comfort food
21.carpet with grey stripes22.Why can't I be you?23.missing connection24.let it be me25.thunderstorms
26.beware the Ides of March27.fruit bandit28.overcast29.behind enemy lines30.a derelict warehouse
31.taking back what's mine32.poison33.storm chasers34.sunburn35.making a difference
36.no more interruptions37.the reluctant thief38.What is your pleasure?39.What is your pain?40.sailing the high seas
41.delicious irony42.diary43.April Fool's Day44.in secret45.dearly beloved
46.knots47.delirious48.networking49.mysterious origins50.bad luck
51.contemplation52.what I wouldn't do53.sick as a dog54.Don't stop believing
Hold on to that feeling
55.eruption
56.giggles57.messy situation58.What's in a name?59.primordial soup60.seems like an eternity
61.road hog62.wake me up63.it's not my fault64.rest in peace65.Don't you ever get sick of this?
66.learnt a lesson67.memories68.sticky69.my first death was a stranger70.trapped in a wardrobe
71.sweet child72.birthday card73.enough rope74.tell me again75.We're going where?
76.earache77.write you a letter, darlin'78.a fair exchange79.life's not fair80.I don't care.
81.unforeseen circumstances82.liar's game83.waiting for things to change84.before you were born85.sunburn
86.fearless87.never thought I'd see you here88.rain running down the windowpane89.an anonymous letter90.slow to recover
91.a vital distraction92.you're just like me93.left behind94.undiscovered treasures95.closer to the deadline
96.there has to be another culprit97.good evening98.You said...99.crazy cat lady100.whistleblower
 
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Finished re-capping 1.12 The River Of Stars :)



The usual rules apply – credit, don’t hotlink, don’t ask for zips/rars!

Gallery: Home > Screencaps > 1.12 The River Of Stars

Pillowfort & Facebook

Sep. 21st, 2017 06:50 pm
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 Just a heads up that I'm now on Pillowfort and Facebook.
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Chapter 34: A Soft Epilogue
Pairs: Hurley/Claire, Jack/Kate, Sayid/Shannon
Characters: Hugo Reyes, Claire Littleton, Jack Shephard, Kate Austen, ensemble
Genre: Slow-build Romance
Length: 3407 words
Rating: M
Notes: Canon-divergent, Complete

After the Oceanic 815 crash, Jack told Hurley to stay with Claire. Hurley does just that, and they fall in love. In this "LOST in three seasons," people talk to each other more, and most of them actually get to live.

Chapter 34: A Soft Epilogue )

morning writing (raise a pint)

Sep. 21st, 2017 10:01 am
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I should start titling these. And I was going to finish up the charm bracelet prank, but Brewfest started last night, and the headcanon for Brewfest just sort of unfolded along the way, so here's the start of THAT, and I'll get back to the charm bracelet and the wedding and all that soon. It's all Pandaren and Anduin all the time anyways, I'm just scene jumping! =P

Oria is another original character, btw - part of the Wildhammer clan, she was the first foreign ambassador Anduin appointed to his council and paved the way for including one ambassador from each of the Alliance races to balance out the otherwise overwhelmingly human-centric House of Nobles. Oria has it in her contract with Anduin that she is exempt from all council meetings during the two-week duration of Brewfest. For "traditional cultural festivities" (and the attendant hangovers).



The dwarf caught at Anduin's sleeve, his brows drawn down in a dark frown. "Not so fast, lad," he huffed. "It ain't just th' wee ones that need t' prove they can sit a saddle before they go takin' my rams anywhere."

Something flickered across Anduin's face, there and gone again so fast it was easy to miss, before smoothing into the polite facade that was most often presented to the House of Nobles. "Of course," he agreed.

At Ren's elbow, Oria made a pained noise. "Oh no," she groaned, shoving her tankard aside and making to rise to her feet. "He must not recognize..."

"Leave it," Ren advised, pressing a hand to her shoulder to push her back into her seat. "Anduin will handle it."
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Thriller (Part One)

Sep. 21st, 2017 02:49 pm
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[I wrote this post a month ago, but it took me a while to do the pictures and fix it up. I'm catching up now, though!]

I have returned to watching some Thriller installments (a 1970s ITC/ATV film anthology created and frequently written by Brian Clemens, of The Avengers and Professionals fame. It's not like The Avengers, though. Brian Clemens has clearly forgotten the possibility that sometimes women can sort stuff out themselves without being rescued by men. If they're rescued at all, this being a thriller anthology.)

Anyway, do you want to hear all about how innocent American tourists were terrorised every time they came to Britain in the 1970s? Surely, you must. I will oblige, by reviewing my viewing so far, before I forget. (This is a 16-disc set!)

Cut for recaps, spoilers, flippancy and picspam )

SIGNAL BOOST and also a check in

Sep. 21st, 2017 09:52 am
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We are in Ohio and well! We've had a [personal profile] forests_of_fire on and off and are gonna explore North Market a little later today. We fell in love with Tim Horton's coffee and our hotel has great waffles and I apparently calm down a lot on planes once the initial take-off is done, so. Everything is good!

Now on to more important things: [personal profile] analise010 is a wonderful, awesome person who I have been lucky enough over the last -- near-year? Something like that. She is great, and she is also having problems with jobs. Her goal is to become an actuary -- which requires a test, which requires a truly ridiculous amount of money to charge people.

She is looking to raise money, and offering Tarot/Oracle readings. Her readings are great, so if you have a little extra to spare, please take a look and see if you can help.

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Sep. 21st, 2017 08:37 am
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We only ended up with one guest last night. Cordelia stayed in her room, and Scott, [livejournal.com profile] cherydactyl, and I watched Wonder Woman which they'd both seen but I hadn't. I enjoyed it overall, but I failed to connect with it emotionally. This is a common problem for me with action focused movies, especially superhero movies. I get distracted and just don't see what other people see.

Scott is showering right now. When he's done and dressed, we'll head for Cordelia's school to meet with a counselor. Hopefully, that will go well and not take too long. I just hope they've fixed the elevator. I don't want to climb to the fourth floor.

I slept badly last night because of anxiety. I was sufficiently wound up that the amount of Halcion that would normally let me fall asleep and stay asleep simply didn't. I didn't feel even vaguely sleepy. It was that I wasn't tired as much as it was that I had enough in the way of adrenaline and such going on to be quite awake. I'm not sure that Ativan would have done better for me, but maybe it would have.

Cordelia's dental appointment went okay. The dentist left us sitting for longish stretches off and on because they'd fit us in when they were already full up. She did an x-ray and didn't see hidden decay. She said that Cordelia's wisdom teeth aren't pushing on anything or positioned in a way that she'd expect to cause pain. The joint of the jaw seems to be fine. So we don't know the underlying cause of the problem. She suggested a cheap night time mouth guard in order to see if a guard would help at all (and in order to avoid paying $500 for something that, at her age, might not fit next year).

From the dentist, we went and got bubble tea for me and Cordelia. They've changed their menu display and options, so I had to spend a little while figuring out if they still had what I wanted.

After that, we went to Target and got Wonder Woman and the mouth guard. We stopped at Plum Market to pick up dinner at their buffet (you pay by weight). I gambled on a couple of things that looked (and were) tasty but that I probably shouldn't have touched because of spice levels.

My Captive Audience recipient has gotten back to me. I was right in suspecting that things had gotten lost.

Global Warming

Sep. 21st, 2017 03:47 am
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 ... is not new, is more solid than ever, but people still aren't listening.

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