Trick or Treat Exchange

Sep. 14th, 2017 05:10 pm
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For those who don't know, Trick or Treat is a fun, low-pressure fic and art fest - the minimum is only 300 words! Treating is encouraged. Signups are open now. You can see the tagset of available fandoms here.

Treats (and tricks) in unrequested but known-to-be-favorite fandoms/characters of mine are always welcome!

My god, this is long. Sorry!

My fandoms are The Darkangel, The Dark Tower (book), The Girl With the Silver Eyes, Hamilton, Ladyhawke, The Magnificent Seven (2016), Marvel 616 (aka X-Men comics), Saiyuki, The Stand, and The Windsingers.

Prompts below cut. Read more... )

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Sep. 14th, 2017 03:18 pm
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Saving to read later, Krebs's take on the Equifax security breach

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/09/breach-at-equifax-may-impact-143m-americans/

Previews

Sep. 13th, 2017 02:41 pm
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Some previews I saw at the movies yesterday:

Home Again

Reese Witherspoon plays a mom, recently separated from her husband, who hooks up with a younger guy. Events transpire, the younger guy and his friends move into her guest house; she navigates her feelings regarding her husband and her possible new, younger love interest. I think this looks cute. People have been talking about age-difference movies on Twitter, and it's nice to see one where the woman is older.

Mother!

Darren Aronofsky horror film. Not my jam.
Speaking of age differences:
Jennifer Lawrence is 27
Javier Bardem is 48
21 yr age difference

Breathe

Andrew Garfield plays a wealthy man paralyzed by polio. This could be good, or it could be ableist trash? The preview looks promising in that he uses his wealth and privlege to help other disabled people; to develop a wheelchair with a respirator attached; etc.
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Food, beverages, joys, and difficulties under cut Read more... )

Trailer for The Disaster Artist

Sep. 12th, 2017 05:18 pm
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If the movie is like the trailer, this may be the most perfect adaptation ever made. Oh hai Mark.

Werewolf: the Reimagining

Sep. 10th, 2017 01:30 pm
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The old World of Darkness (and new Chronicles of Darkness) books often completely reinvented the mythical creatures you played as, and then smugly asserted that the folklore got it all wrong. So I was thinking, what if the folklore was the "secret truth" and the WoD/CoD versions were the folklore / pop culture understanding? What if ...

  • Werewolves show up in action movies as noble beasts who fight pollution on behalf of Gaia, but are actually monsters that humans turn into endangered animals who avoid humans whenever possible?

  • Kitsune are portrayed in dark urban fantasy as arrogant princelings, who serve their stern lord Inari and endanger the humans they romance. But She is actually a harmless rice goddess, and foxes who take human form place themselves in mortal danger by doing so, much like transgender humans?

  • Vampires are depicted in pop culture as rich bloodsucking seducers, who tempt mortals into a life of eternal debauchery. But what if they actually are exactly like that sparkle in sunlight?

Maybe not that last one ~

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...it's damned impressive.

Flight crew and ground crew nailed this one, getting a commercial flight into and out of San Juan *between* sections of Hurricane Irma.

https://twitter.com/i/moments/905487561182908416

Via [personal profile] rushthatspeaks.
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My Brother's Husband by Gengoroh Tagame
Funny and poignant with detailed, goregous art. Focused on relationships, day-to-day life; with reflections on homophobia in Japanese culture. Loved this and read it in one evening.

Star Scouts by Mike Lawrence
Adorable, funny, and imaginative story with a satisfying ending. Fairly light-hearted tale of how Avani makes alien friends in Star Scouts, goes to camp, has a rivalry with another scout, and succeeds at her goals. I really enjoyed the art. Avani is South Asian.

Both of these are appropriate for all ages.

Adventures with Friends

Sep. 9th, 2017 05:32 pm
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Today we and [tumblr.com profile] alias-pseudonym met up with a very old friend of mine at a board game café! (We'll call her 'K' for now.) We met years ago on a Sonic fanfiction site, back when I was a conservative Mormon. Both of us have grown a lot since then, though, and it's always great to see people we knew pre-transition accept our new (and cuter) self. And to meet awesome people in this city that we just moved to.

Also, Above and Below is a really neat game that combines the best parts of cave crawling with village building, worker placement, and excellent art. By the end of it I had Frog and Robo from Chrono Trigger in my party (or at least I decided the frog and robot villagers were them), while K had a guy who looked like Solid Snake. Alias still won, though; it caught on to the actual strategy a lot quicker than we did.

still around

Sep. 8th, 2017 06:10 pm
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Made it to the weekend, even. :)

I am okay, given the circumstances.

Some random shinies:
Homegrown fruit; polygonal interconnecting connecting building toys; play dough and brain putty; kids eating salad; music.

taking control through knowledge

Sep. 7th, 2017 08:02 pm
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Today, on the second day of kindergarten, because the kids were worried about the forest fire ... we learned how to look through the pictures in books to find relevant information even if the text is too hard, using books on trees and forests, and using this reading strategy, a student located information about redwoods that can survive fires, which my colleague read aloud to the class.

offer of emergency hospitality

Sep. 7th, 2017 06:59 am
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If you're a friend online, or can provide references for a friend, and need a place to crash for a few nights due to climate catastrophes or similar, I have a (small, not-very-accessible, un-air conditioned, but habitable) apartment with my partner, and a floor and an air mattress. You can PM me.

This offer also applied to catastrophes caused by people in the course of daily life as opposed to climate change.

ETA: I am located in Portland, Oregon.

reading the news

Sep. 6th, 2017 09:39 pm
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shiny!!!

Sep. 6th, 2017 05:21 pm
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Kindergarteners are amazing and make me smile with their beautiful thoughts and spontaneous deep questions.

Hoping for some rain to wash the air down so we can go outside for recess. ;)

yesterday had good things too

Sep. 6th, 2017 05:34 am
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The blue light along a crow's feathers.

Songs that I delight in, conveniently on CD.

Crystallized ginger.

A sense of humor.

Teamwork.

Cool showers.

smoke

Sep. 5th, 2017 07:07 pm
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So much smoke.

Disaster warnings for these links; first two are to maps.

https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/firemap.aspx
https://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/view.php?datasetId=MOD14A1_M_FIRE

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