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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 06:02 am
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I have written 2500 words of fic

It is not the fic I set out to write
It is much more miserable and angsty
and I have only the vaguest idea of how to fix it.

also as a story it only very tenuously connects to those bits of canon I've managed to absorb as spoilers, and will be super jossed by next tuesday.

but I wrote quite a lot of words in a row, for me.

Only I think they'll piss off everyone? Like, they start with the teensy tiny unfortunate point that the OTP tend to beat each other up and knock each other out and so forth, and then, like, foregrounds that, and compares it to the relevsnt family history of abuse. and like, if people like the pairing, they probably don't want their problems all front and center like that? and if they don't like it then they wouldn't read. And it's doing stuff with time travel and memory that makes them not even the canon guys anyway, not exactly. and I'm not sure who in the world would read it and like it.

I should probably go back to the other much more naked idea I thought I was writing when I sat down. There's always readers for naked.

but I've got my characters stuck up the tree and now have very little idea how to get them down, which doesn't hardly seem fair. can't leave them like that...

Comic for March 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 11:59 pm
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(US) Political linkspam

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 02:03 am
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I have to admit I'm glad to not be posting nearly as much US-centric political stuff, although I'm still reading and RTing a fair bit (and more than is comfortable for my anxiety). But here are some of the best pieces I've read over the past couple of weeks. 8 links )

linkspam and birds

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 09:53 pm
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New icon courtesy of [personal profile] rydra_wong! Seems fitting.

OK, this is cool and hopeful: a new technology for dealing with oil spills.

This is a fab resource for fic- and genre-writers, I believe.

At times they sounded like villains from a Michael Crichton novel. Russian scientists fight to save the earth from climate change by restoring the Pleistocene grasslands in the Siberian Arctic. This includes re-establishing herds of bison, musk oxen, wild horses -- and woolly mammoths. These Russians are bringing back the ice age to protect the future.

You might need to see this toad with a hat.

You might also need to see the art for this awesome mashup.


Politics is all moving too fast to keep up! Argh. Also, eeps.

A few political links:

People Power.


Resist repeal of the ACA.

Resist Bot.


I rarely get into professional stuff here, but I thought I’d share something today. I spent part of this week in training, learning how to comply with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. What’s that, you say? let me tell you a story. )

Anyway, that’s my little lecture about how the administrative state is responsible for saving tens of millions of birds nationwide.

Daftar Harga Mobil BMW Terbaru

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 09:35 pm
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Posted by Waone Setya

Selamat sore sahabat semuanya?? otolook datang sekali lagi nih buat ngasih berita anyar sekitar bandrol mobil BMW di Tanah air. Nah bicara masalah mobil BMW, tentunya sahabat semuas telah selanjutnya tahu oleh mobil elegan yang satu ini bukanlah ?? Ya BMW merupakan satu diantara mobilmewah yang waktu ni telah dijual bebas di Tanah air oleh bandrol yang lumayan mahal. 

Jadi bisa di yakinkan yang memiliki mobil keluaran BMW merupakan seseorang yang mempunyai banyak duit ata bhkan dapat di katakan seseorang entrepreneur berhasil. Oleh mempunyai mobil bikinan Jerman BMW ini bisa di yakinkan sahabat telah tidak sekali lagi pusing memilikirkan cost pajak yang lumayan mahal tiap-tiap tahunnya. 

Oya apakah sahabat telah tahu kepanjangan besutan BMW tersebut?? nah untuk yang belum tahu otolook kasih tahu yah, BMW merupakan kependekan besutan " Bavarian Motor Works " yang menjadi perusahan terkenaln, BMW pula telah banyak mempunyai pabrik di jagat ini serta satu diantaranya merupakan di Tanah air yang di yakin dapat jadi sentra pasaran paling besar. 

Hal semacam itu betul-betul berlangsung sebab Tanah air dapat memberi banyak keuntungan besutan daya jual Mobil BMW ini, walau bandrol mobil BMW cukup tetras tetapi ketertarikan orang-orang Tanah air bagi mobil Bikinan BMW cukup besar sebab orang-orang Tanah air baru-baru ini telah lumayan pandai kepada pilih satu mobil yang mempunyai kinerja lumayan mantap. 

Di Tanah air sendiri samapi baru-baru ini telah sangat banyak mobil BMW yang dipasarkan berawal besutan BMW 1 Series, BMW Serie 2, BMW 3 Series, BMW Serie 4, BMW 5 Series, BMW 6 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW M, X, Z4 serta GT series yang semasing mempunyai keunggulan di dalamya dan mempunyai bandrol yang tidak sama di tiap-tiap serinya. 

Nah mengenai ada banyak model mobil BMW diatas, bakal kita datangkan daftar harga nya kepada menjadikan sahabat gampang dalam mengerti Bandrol Mobil BMW besutan tiap-tiap serinya. Nah kepada itu untuk sahabat yang mungkin saja tengah mencari daftar bandrol mobil BMW sahabat dapat memandangnya berikut ini.
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Posted by Waone Setya

Mungkin saja dahulu, beberapa orang yang berasumsi mempunyai mobil merupakan satu kelebihan. Tetapi, tidak sama oleh orang jaman saat ini yang jadikan mobil yang menjadi keperluan, terlebih orang yang tinggal di kota besar. Ketertarikan orang-orang bakal mobil menjadikan perusahaan mobil berlomba menyuguhkan mobil kepada memuaskan orang-orang. Untuk mereka yang berkantong tidak tipis serta mempunyai gensi yang tetras, pastinya deretan mobil mewahlah yang dipilihnya, misal mobil bmw anyar. Apa bila kalian tertarik kepada beli mobil bergensi bikinan jerman ini, di bawah ini berjenis mobil bersama bandrol mobil bmw anyar kepada kalian. 

Apa bila kalian inginkan mobil bmw anyar yang harga nya lumayan mendingan dari pada mobil bmw yang lain, kalian dapat pilih bmw M series 1 M coupe 3. 0 ini. Janganlah cemas, walau harga nya sedikit terjangkau oleh mobil bmw coupe yang lain, memberikan pengaruh elegan serta bergengsi telah tentu kalian peroleh besutan mobil bikinan jerman ini. Bandrol bmw m series 1M coupe 3. 0 ini di kisaran 990 juta saja. 

BMW M series 1M bmw 1m coupe BMW M series 1M coupe 3. 0 

Mungkin saja, apa bila kalian memperbandingkan oleh mobil bmw anyar beberapa waktu lalu, pastinya mobil bmw coupe ini spesifikasinya unggul memukau. Sepadan oleh spek mobil yang bakal menjadikan kalian terkagum-kagum, bandrol mobil bmw M series 3M coupe ini pula dapat menjadikan kalian membelalakan mata. Tentunya, kemewahan yang disuguhi bakal menjadikan beberapa orang membuatnya yang menjadi mobil dambaan. Kalian dapat memperoleh mobil bmw series M ini oleh bandrol 1, 5 milyar. 

BMW M series 3M coupe 4. 0 BMW M series 3M coupe 4 BMW M series 3M 

Diatas mobil M3 coupe 4. 0, terdapat sekali lagi mobil bikinan jerman yang siap menjadikan mata kalian terpukau. Spek mobil bmw paling anyar ini pastinya unggul keren. Bicara masalah elegan, pula kemewahannya tidak kalah oleh mobil series M yang beberapa waktu lalu. Model fisik yang wow serta mesin oleh kinerja yang canggihpun disematkannya. Hal itu tentunya menjadikan BMW M series M coupe 4. 0 competition diburu dengan beberapa orang. Bandrol yang dibandrolnya lumayan mahal, 1752. 000. 000 rupiah.

Mostly SW: Rebels ramblings

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 12:21 am
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Headed bedwards. We finished reading New Dawn or whatever it is called tonight. Good book! Does not actually have Kanan and Hera getting *together*, alas, but they do team up. Do not get to see her reaction to seeing his lightsaber in action for the first time either literally or metaphorically. However it does reinforce my opinion that she would absolutely put the cause before him (we've seen that on the show, even), and he knows it, whereas he is much more content to compromise his beliefs to stay with her. I think it's partly a survival mechanism - I don't think he could really handle it if she left him. I mean, he would survive but there would be a lot of backsliding. But at least with Kanan that's more like becoming a drunken useless wreck and not turning all dark side. I really just don't think he has it in him. Anyone have recs for good get-together fics, 10k or less?

I am always listening, your bones are always calling

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 11:56 pm
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This is the second day in a row I have slept between eight and twelve hours and I am desperately trying not to jinx it. I'm not thrilled about the part where I am having nothing but very obvious nightmares and where actually sleeping seems to leave me without much time for anything but work, but I still figure it's healthy for me. Tonight [livejournal.com profile] derspatchel and I had plans to see Oliver Hirschbiegel's Downfall (Der Untergang, 2004) at the Somerville Theatre, but instead we made Slightly More Authentic Chicken Saag and headed into Harvard Square to pick up some books I had ordered from the Harvard Book Store during last week's snow day, in the course of which I managed two acquire two more used pulp novels and we did not freeze to death despite the wind's best efforts. I came home to discover that Felled (formerly Moss of Moonlight) have just released their debut EP Bonefire Grit. I am glad that everyone I know in London seems to be all right. I feel like I have lost the ability to write about anything, but I think mostly what I've lost is time and rest. I'm trying to make up the latter. Admittedly I have been trying to make up the latter for decades now, but that doesn't mean it's not worth the effort.

Daily Reading (23rd March)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 12:09 pm
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What have you been reading today? Everything counts, from the user's manual to the back of the cereal box!

Poem: "A Faithful Friend and a Good Library"

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 09:56 pm
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This poem is spillover from the January 6, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] janetmiles and [personal profile] technoshaman. It also fills the "first library card" square in my 12-30-14 card for the Rites of Passage Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Schrodinger's Heroes project.

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Reading Wednesday: 22 March 2017

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 10:41 pm
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What are you currently reading?

Getting back in the reading groove a little --

Finishing up Underground Airlines by Ben Winters on audiobook. It's sort of a noir/mystery set in an alternate history where the US Civil War never happened and slavery continues to exist in a few Southern states. The world-building is interesting, and the author seems to have a strong understanding of politics and history that makes me think, "OK, sure, that could have happened." It's tightly plotted with lots of twists, and while I wish the character work were a little stronger, the narrative voice is very good. Also, if anybody's read this, spoilery question )

I've read a little bit of Version Control by Dexter Palmer, a near future novel which I understand has an interesting sci fi premise but that I won't figure out what it is until later in the book. I like it so far, lots of possibilities.

And I was attempting to do a 'quick' re-read/re-skim of Sister Citizen, by Melissa V. Harris-Perry, which I recommended for my social justice book club based on having read it a couple years ago. But it's both so absorbing and so well-argued that it's not especially skimmable; hopefully I'll get through most of it before Saturday.

What did you recently finish reading?

I somehow missed Ellen Raskin's The Westing Game when I was a kid, noticed my library had it on audiobook. I enjoyed this. . .it's fun and a bit silly, with a large and potentially cartoonish cast of characters, but there turns out to be a lot more subtlety to the character portraits and relationships than it seems at first. Turtle Wexler for president.

What do you think you’ll read next?

If I ever finish what I'm working on, I need to get back to All the Birds in the Sky. From there I guess I'll see.

Wednesday Media Consumption thingy

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 07:41 pm
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I didn't get the job. I don't really mind. Changing jobs is stressful.

This post has some spoilers for The Hate U Give and Lincoln in the Bardo.

Reading )

Watching )

Listening )

Playing )
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What I just finished reading

The Secrets of Jin-shei by Alma Alexander

- Historical fantasy about a bond of sisterhood in ancient china, which eventually involves political intrigue and an evil sorcerer. I enjoyed it for what it was, a true women's story. (The only male characters are a handful of villains and two devoted husbands.) However, the book is far too short to fully explore the ten jin-shei characters and the ending left me rather dissatisfied. I liked it, but it's far from a masterpiece.

Sunglasses After Dark by Nancy A. Collins

- In which it never hurts to do a little research before reading a book. Sonja Blue is a vampire who hates and kills other vampires. Unlike the angsty (human-like) vampires popular today, these vampires, (and all other supernatural creatures), are true monsters. Sonja's different because she somehow managed to keep her human essence and memories after being turned. I liked the heroine, but the book contains just about every trigger known to man and gave me nightmares.

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Esbaum

- Another nightmare-inducing book. This is supposedly an modern take on Madame Bovary, (which doesn't really make sense as the themes of Madame Bovary don't work well with the modern western world), and it ends as you would expect. Well-written, but utterly depressing.

Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

- Altogether a mixed bag. I prefer short story collections to focus around a particular theme. This is a hodgepodge of pieces Gaiman wrote during a certain period. Some are better than others. Not bad, but definitely my least favorite Gaiman work to date.

What I'm reading now
I'm supposedly reading Empires and Barbarians: The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe. In reality, I'm still making my way through the chocolatebox fics over a month after the collection opened. I'll put together a rec post when I'm done.

What I'm reading next
There's a worldbuilding exchange that should have fics revealed in early April. I didn't sign up, but I want to read all the fic for it.

On the TV front I'm watching Orphan Black S4, (which Amazon finally put up), and Bates Motel. I'm sort of watching, (but episodes behind on), Agents of Shield, How To Get Away with Murder, Arrow, Reign, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Jane the Virgin, and Izombie. I'm also planning a rewatch of I, Claudius in memory of John Hurt.

New American Gods trailer! I can't wait.

Poem: "Los Despiertos"

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 09:16 pm
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This poem came out of the July 7, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] rowyn. It also fills the "mystery to investigate" square in my 6-10-15 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Schrodinger's Heroes project.

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 07:19 pm
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Books finished:
Realizing Awakened Consciousness: Interviews with Buddhist Teachers and a New Perspective on the Mind by Richard Boyle. Interviews with 11 Western Buddhist teachers and one scientist about their path to and experience of attaining enlightenment. My teacher is one, though all the interviews are really interesting.

The Awakening Body: Somatic Meditation for Discovering Our Deepest Lifeby Reginald A. Ray. Six specific practices. I do one of them. I like this book. I found it useful.

wie lieblich sind deine wohnungen

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 07:16 pm
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Mirok Li, Der Yalu fließt, trans. as The Yalu Flows by H. A. Hammelmann (1956): as a young man, Li was instructed by his mother to flee north across the nearby Amnok River (a.k.a. Yalu) and escape the Japanese police, probably circa 1920. He never returned to Korea; from China he made his way to Bavaria and worked as a doctor until his death in 1950. Besides this book, which is a remembrance of his childhood---it ends quite abruptly after his river-crossing into Manchuria---Li left scraps of a second book, which Hammelmann describes as a reflection upon juxtaposing European life with his Eastern upbringing. Think about it for a moment: born around the time when the Japanese government began occupying Korea, departed shortly after the March 1 movement---and then, somehow, sufficiently at home in a Bavarian village that people came to him for medical consultation amidst the tumult of the Third Reich.

A whole paragraph of my notes-while-reading was eaten by something, probably OneNote, so I no longer have the romanized names that caught my eye. "Mirok" is 미륵, more usually Mirŭk or Mireuk, as in the usual Korean rendering of Maitreya, the Buddha; his father's given name is rendered "Kamtsal," and due to Li's childhood training in classical Chinese, I'm not sure what to do with that Wade-Gilesish ts- as filtered through German. Chŏl, maybe? Two more bits have floated up while I type---Li's father asks him once whether he has heard of the great Korean poet "Kim-Saggaz," and Li's teaching includes the works of "Mang-dsa"---that's Menzius auf deutsch, usually Mencius or Mengzi in English.

I can see why people place this and Younghill Kang's The Grass Roof together, but Kang's text is almost painfully satirical, whereas Li's is almost painfully earnest, too earnest to be much truer than Kang's. Li's account is nonetheless nearer the technically fictional yet memoirish Richard E. Kim's Lost Names (1970), as expected.

I really wish that more writers besides these men and Park Wan-suh (her preferred romanization) had felt empowered to express themselves in semi-autobiographical writing (with a visibility level enabling translation into a language I can read). It's selfish, but seriously, they're all from yangban families---why don't we have a wider representation of voices? At this point, if we don't, we won't---they're dead---unless someone's writings are discovered late.

Comic Book Shows meet Musicals..

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 10:10 pm
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If you are fan of musicals and DC comics...this is for you..

[#036 | CHARLATAN] Challenge Post

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 09:38 pm
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Challenge 036:
(noun) 1. a person who falsely pretends to know or be something in order to deceive people / 2. one making usually showy pretenses to knowledge or ability

A little showmanship can go a long way and get you opportunities that you might not have had otherwise. It can be impressive! It grabs the attention of those around you. But the folly lies in not being able to back up your claims -- when you can't walk the talk. Sometimes people can get away with such falsehoods with little or no consequences... but sometimes it blows up in their faces. Write a story where someone behaves like, or is caught being, a charlatan.

BONUS GOAL: By The Numbers

If your submission is written in exactly three OR six paragraphs, that entry will earn an extra point to be tallied during voting!

Challenge ends Monday, March 27th at 9:00PM EST
• Post submissions using the template in the profile
• Tag this week's entries as: [#] submission, 036 - charlatan
• For questions about this challenge, please ask them here

I’m guessing it’s named after the other Philip

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 12:09 am
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"So who were Saints Philip and James?" The question involved the namesakes of a local Catholic parish, and I couldn't be sure of the answer. There were quite a few saints that shared those names. But I suspect we can narrow down the list, because naming a church after the wrong one of those Philips would just be asking for trouble.


Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 09:36 pm
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Yikes, Amnesty Week must have fallen into a black hole of scheduling this round. Just one entry this time!

List of entries )

Resist Days Organizing Call

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 08:52 pm
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C&Pd because it's easier than explaining:

A message from #Resist:
Hey there,

Let’s try something new.

March 31st-April 2nd
Every group, everywhere #resist together.

The goal: at least 1,000 #Resist events around the world in one weekend.

Want to make it happen?
RSVP to join the coordinating call on Monday, March 27 at 8:30 PM ET.

Talk to you soon,

Ashley Kroetsch
#Resist Organizer

PS Don’t worry if you can’t make it -- reach out to your local Co-Organizer to fill in the blanks.

virtual blanket fort

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 05:35 pm
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This evening I am building a virtual blanket fort for anyone who wants to drop in. Be kind, and bring cozy things.

I'll start by piling up a huge supply of couch cushions in stacks to make the soft but firm walls of our fort, and draping rainbow fabric from high up so that people can enter the soft space at any height.

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