Music Monday Meme

Oct. 23rd, 2017 05:37 pm
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16. One of your favorite classical songs
Gustav Holst - Mars, the Bringer of War (The rest of the planets suite is pretty nice, too.)

What can I say? I'm boring and also I don't listen to much any classical music. Mars is a rare example of a classical music where even I can admit something happens. Also, I like planets.

(In other news: it's snowing!)

Inkobter Challenge - Day 16, 18 & 20

Oct. 23rd, 2017 03:28 pm
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Title: Doddles ~ Day 16, 18 & 20
Artist: [personal profile] sexycazzy
Rating: PG
Fandom: n/a
Characters/Pairings: n/a
Content Notes: ballot pen, pen, sharpie pens, gel pens & papers, pencil for tracing

Didn't draw much last week.

For the last week of Inkobter I'm hoping to draw all this week and instead of being inspired by whatever is on my mind or by the world, I am going to try to use prompts from this WITCHY EDITION TUMBLR. Wish me luck!
Doddles Days 16, 18 & 20 )

A Mixed Bag

Oct. 23rd, 2017 08:28 am
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It's a good thing I had scheduled activities, this weekend, or I could easily have hermited under a blanket the whole time.

Friday night was dinner with friends and a concert; I didn't gym, but did walk home, a little over a mile.

Saturday, I did two loads of laundry and then met up with Ms. 9; among other things, we walked to the ice rink for the public skate, and got milkshakes, because the nearby gelato place closed! Shocker! Then I met up with a friend for an evening concert. We had gelato at the place in my neighborhood afterwards while we discussed the concert. You know it's art if it makes you think about it afterwards.

The concert was a World War One-themed program, which transitioned between movements from a period (English) requiem, popular songs done as solos or chorally, and poetry. Being a WWI geek, I was familiar with all the material except the requiem. I discovered I didn't like the poetry aspect, because the narrators were often speaking over either the percussionist or singing, and I apparently can't track that sort of thing, despite being very familiar with the poems. The mixture of mediums throughout left me a little unsettled, unable to concentrate on the music as much as I would have liked. I think I would have preferred hearing the requiem all in one go, instead of having the movements spread throughout the program; though I can see why did it, as the program was broken into three thematic sections. So, it was art, and I got to chat briefly with my friend in the choir afterwards.

Sunday, I woke up normally, but then went back to bed for another three hours. I went to afternoon brunch with a friend, bought peanut butter, then went home, put away some but not all of the laundry, and spent the rest of the evening reading in bed.
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The Bonds That We Save
DCU/MCU; Peggy Carter, Etta Candy, Diana of Themyscira; g; 1,040 words
In which Peggy Carter meets Etta Candy.

Slightly cleaned up from the version I posted on tumblr last night. Or read it on AO3.

This could be the start of a beautiful friendship. )

~*~

Feedback is always welcome.

~*~

Headlong | Batman Forever

Oct. 23rd, 2017 09:21 am
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Title: Headlong
Fandom: Batman Forever
Pairing: Chase Meridian/Bruce Wayne/Dick Grayson
Music: Headlong by Queen
Summary: 'there's nothing you can do about it'
Notes: Quick cuts and flashes throughout (there's a bunch of flashing lights at 3:49 - 4:12 in particular).

AO3 | DW | tumblr | youtube

Last chance to get your bids in

Oct. 23rd, 2017 02:23 pm
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Bidding at [community profile] fandomlovespuertorico closes today (thanks to [personal profile] sholio for the heads-up).

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Oct. 23rd, 2017 11:23 am
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Please send thoughts and prayers that I actually survive this week X_X

On Thursday I'm supposed to submit my thesis. I... am having strong doubts that's going to happen. My back is back to being tender and less-than-fully-functional on a daily basis. I have a minor cold that's making me extra tired and sluggish and if I could just take it easy this week and rest I'm sure it would go away in a day or two? But since that's not an option I'm scared it's going to develop into full blown in-bed-for-days illness. (I was JUST sick! I can't handle that shit again right now!) Work has also been extra busy and stressful :/

To give you an idea how yesterday, the first day of the work week went for me: stayed at work late, came home exhausted and with back pain. Couldn't deal with hassle of cooking so roommate and I ordered in food (she also baked delicious cookies for my arrival, which was a plus). Came home, showered, changed into PJs, ate the food we ordered, watched the double episode of Outlander together in the living room, had some tea and cookies.

Me: what time it is?
Roommate: ten to 9.
Me: Sounds legit. I'm off to pass out.

laid down in my bed and didn't get up again until it was time to go to work. And today my back is still fucked up and my thesis hasn't budged and work is only getting busier. Ugh. I just want this goddamn thesis to be OVER ALREADY and it's like the last few days of getting it done are harder than the last five years put together.

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Oct. 23rd, 2017 04:48 am
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* "Obama and Bush appear to address Trump rhetoric:"

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* "Rep. Wilson Speaks Out: 'Gen. Kelly Was A Puppet Of The President':" http://crooksandliars.com/2017/10/rep-wilson-speaks-out-gen-kelly-was-puppet

* "Nancy Pelosi on Gen. Kelly, Rep. Wilson and Niger:"

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* "Rep. Wilson responds to Gen. Kelly jabs after disputed call:"

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* "Trump judge nominee Thomas Farr defended voter ID law:"

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* Jesus Wept. "Sevier deputy suffered panic attack while armed, couple charged with causing it:" http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2017/10/16/sevier-deputy-suffered-panic-attack-while-armed-couple-charged-causing/759465001/

* "A Brief History of Book Burning, From the Printing Press to Internet Archives:" https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/brief-history-book-burning-printing-press-internet-archives-180964697/

* "Satanist takes abortion rights case to the Missouri Supreme Court:" http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article177832426.html

* TW: Rape.

The Right keeps claiming that the Left and the Right are morally equivalent on the topic of rape. They are not. How can I tell? Republicans voted against The Violence Against Women Act on the grounds that it made it illegal for white men to rape Indigenous women. How can I tell? They keep arguing Date Rape is a fiction and trying to legalize various kinds of rape while Democrats think rape is a crime and defend the laws keeping it so. How can I tell? When Packwood's disgusting behavior was made public, we all vilified him and drummed him out of Congress, but Republicans responded to 45 going into changing rooms to ogle naked under age girls and him bragging about sexual assault on the Billy Bush tape by voting for him for President.

* "Bill O’Reilly: Sexual abuse allegations against men in media:"

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* "Racist, violent, unpunished: A white hate group’s campaign of menace:" https://www.propublica.org/article/white-hate-group-campaign-of-menace-rise-above-movement

* Louisiana Sheriff complains because they are taking his slaves away. "Louisiana Sheriff Wants ‘Good’ Prisoners To Stay Jailed For Their Free Labor:" https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/louisiana-sheriff-steve-prator-prisoners_us_59dfa0bee4b0fdad73b2cded

* "'Future generations will know what happened here': Tree memorial honours mosque shooting victims:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/u-s-consulate-tree-memorial-victims-mosque-shooting-1.4365829

* "A tsunami hit Britain in the 11th century due to an asteroid:" http://www.scotsman.com/news/a-tsunami-hit-britain-in-the-11th-century-due-to-an-asteroid-1-4555142

* "Lost Medieval Village Discovered With Aerial Laser Scanner:" https://www.archaeology.org/news/5884-170830-poland-goschwitz-village

* "The true story behind England’s tea obsession:" http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170823-the-true-story-behind-englands-tea-obsession

* "DNA test proves woman not Dali's daughter:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41180146

* "Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has died at 53:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41669610

* TW: rape. "38 Years Old - Tragically Hip:"

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* Decorations by Night. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/166699220002/decorations-by-night

* "Z Nation, Season 4, Episode 3: The Vanishing:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/10/z-nation-season-4-episode-3-vanishing.html#more

* I really liked it and am intrigued, but I had the same major qualm about that thing that happened at almost the end. "Superstition, Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/10/superstition-season-1-episode-1-pilot.html

* "Sunday Sweets: Tim Burton Treats!:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/10/22/sunday-sweets-tim-burton-treats.html

* "Grand Unified Keanu Theory:" http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/166692542029/caeric-arclight-gailsimones-grand-unified

* Lesbian Beauty and the Beast: https://thewightknight.tumblr.com/post/166658155223/the-knights-who-say-book-once-upon-a-time-there

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to the representative of your choice.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com

Misc fandom links

Oct. 23rd, 2017 02:25 am
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Last spring there were plans to run a gen fanworks exchange through [livejournal.com profile] collarcorner, which I then flaked out on running, but it has found renewed life with the lovely [personal profile] sapphire2309 and [livejournal.com profile] nywcgirl as the mods. There is a poll over on LJ if you're interested, to determine dates and fanwork types. It'll be run through the LJ comm, but people without LJ accounts can still participate anonymously if you like, with a mod posting your assignment for you.

[community profile] fandomlovespuertorico benefit auctions end today. (Not sure what time; the community doesn't say. But if you want to bid on anything, last chance!)

I think I had some other things to mention, but now I've forgotten them ...
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Title: Inktober Week 3 Summary
Artist: [personal profile] mific 
Rating: G
Fandoms: SGA and Captain America
Characters/Pairings: Teyla Emmagan, teenage Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, Ronon Dex, Bucky Barnes
Content Notes: I decided to try inking watercolour techniques rather than pencil sketches this week, using black watercolour paint as ink (and white watercolour paint in the Ronon one because I suck at leaving blank paper as my white areas). The three SGA ones were also done for the "Supernatural" prompt at the [community profile] whatif_au  comm, and the Bucky one was inspired by a pic of a raven on tumblr. That one I inked with a brush, as I hadn't tried that before - the SGA ones were inked with markers. So, fun to test out some new techniques, but I suck at doing smaller, more manageable works - they always get away on me - however I managed four pieces this past week. 

Teyla, Witch of Athos Boys in the Wood Moving Atlantis The Raven Lord

Remembering Better Days

NSFW Oct. 23rd, 2017 09:50 am
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Dark Matter 3x11

Oct. 23rd, 2017 01:17 am
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There is only so slowly I can watch this show; sooner or later it's all gonna be gone. ;__;

Spoilers for 3x11 )

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Oct. 23rd, 2017 09:48 am
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] chalcedony_cat, [personal profile] diony, and [personal profile] em_h!
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We watched Spider-Man: Homecoming over the weekend, and it was ADORABLE. O had seen it already, in theaters with friends, but L and I had not; I really wanted to, and L, who is mostly indifferent to MCU and superhero movies, but kind of wanted to see this one, because she found "Spider-Twerp" funny in 'Civil War'. We all really enjoyed it. I was trying to decide whether I'd liked it more, the same, or less as Ant-Man, which is currently my third favorite MCU movie (after Iron Man and Avengers Assemble), and I'm still not totally sure -- I probably need more distance -- but L and O both said they liked it more. Spoilers from here! )

*

This once more leads thematically into the next installment of the Kairos 30 Days Meme:

Seven favorite actors

7. Kevin Smith )
6. Veniamin Smekhov )
5. Robert Downey Jr )
4. Morgan Freeman )
3. Chris Pine )
2. Ian Mckellen )
1. Harrison Ford )
Honorable mention: Stanley Tucci )
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As usual at this time of year, I extend my offer of one of my wickedly accurate, frequently disturbing or transformative tarot readings. For those of you new to this tradition, contents vary wildly. Most years there are one or two happy fluffy readings and the rest are, well, not. These are not cute party trick readings, these are down and dirty messages from the universe, often accompanied by a clue by four. Skate at your own risk. Where necessary, I do do follow ups. These are generally first come, first serve. I deliver them at whatever speed they happen to come, for which I apologize.

What do you need to do to claim your "gift"?

* PM, email, or post below whether you want 1. Deep reading using *gasp* my store bought totem deck 2. A general reading using my viciously snarky hand drawn five suited deck. (If you want this focused towards a specific aspect of your life, drop me a line, otherwise, it will be a diagnostic of your life in general. I can angle this just fine towards love life, business, etc.. though.) 3. A Multiple options reading also using my wicked little hand drawn. For the multiple choice reading you need to send me a question and up to five options for answers. A classic is which of these people should I date or which job/major/etc should I chose. If you are doing a love life reading, it's okay to use aliases.

* I will go with PMs unless you specify email and an address where I can reach you.

* If you want to send me supplemental information, I'm happy to oblige.

* Once you receive your little ball of potential horror in the mail, let me know if you need questions or clarifications, and we'll talk from there.
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