Weekly Reading

Mar. 22nd, 2019 12:53 pm
torachan: arale from dr slump with a huge grin on her face (arale)
[personal profile] torachan
Currently Reading
Not Your Villain
No progress.

The End of White Christian America
Almost halfway done here and still enjoying it.

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School
60% done now and I really like it. I wasn't sure at all what to make of it in the beginning, but it sucked me in and I will definitely be reading the sequel.

Double Down
Almost halfway done and enjoying it so far. I probably would have zoomed through and finished it earlier this week except I realized I had to prioritize library books as I have a book on hold that I need to pick up by Monday and want to return the library books I have at the same time.

Recently Finished
The Walking Dead vol. 30
I'm now only a few issues away from being caught up. I both want to be caught up and don't want to be caught up, but I think at this point I'm just going to bite the bullet and read them all. Not sure how I feel about this new arc so far. spoilers )

the grabbing hands grab all they can

Mar. 22nd, 2019 10:20 am
musesfool: "We'll sleep later! Time for cake!" (time for cake!)
[personal profile] musesfool
There's likely to be some baking this weekend, but right now I can't decide what it should be. That's where you come in!

Poll #21641 weekend sweets
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 64

what should I bake this weekend

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cream cheese preserve cookies*
8 (13.3%)

chocolate hazelnut brownies with coffee ganache**
29 (48.3%)

blueberry coffee cake
9 (15.0%)

double lemon cake
14 (23.3%)

something else I will describe in comments
0 (0.0%)


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is awesome
18 (28.6%)

is everything
14 (22.2%)

counts in large amounts
19 (30.2%)

is illuminated
12 (19.0%)

is fine
22 (34.9%)

*this is not actually the recipe I use, which was my grandmother's, but it's pretty close
**I don't have an 8 x 11" pan. That does not seem like a common pan size to me. I do have a 7 x 11" pan, but I think I'm just going to use a 9 x 9" square if I make these. I do have some hazelnuts I should use up...


Day 3 & treats are now LIVE!

Mar. 22nd, 2019 03:33 pm
hagar_972: A woman with her hands on her hips, considering a mechanic's shop. (Default)
[personal profile] hagar_972 posting in [community profile] purimgifts
You can browse all Day 3 works here, and all treats here. To browse all of the 244(!) works posted to Purimgifts this year across all 114(!) fandoms, click here.

[personal profile] ernads and myself would like to thank all of you for helping to make this our biggest year yet, both in number of participants and number of works! We hope you all had a good time ♥♥♥. See you next year!

(Authors will be revealed tomorrow. Or late tonight. We'll see.)

Daily Happiness

Mar. 22nd, 2019 12:30 am
torachan: a cartoon bear eating a large sausage (magical talking bear prostitute)
[personal profile] torachan
1. I made hayashi rice for dinner. So tasty! There's quite a bit of leftovers and we've already got it on the weekly menu to use some of them to make omhayashi (poured over omrice instead of plain rice) on Saturday.

2. I got a text this morning at 9:45 from work, nothing urgent but did wake me up earlier than I really would have liked, but thankfully it didn't leave me feeling totally worn out today (though I definitely have felt a bit tired and am looking forward to going to bed after posting this).

3. I had an errand to run today and decided to ride my bike instead of drive. I would really like to get back in the habit of riding my bike more. I hardly ride it at all anymore since we got the car, which is what I was afraid would happen. :-/ It was a really nice day for a ride today and it felt good, so hopefully that's something I can keep up. At least to start with I'd like to try and get out and ride at least once a week, maybe even start riding to work again once in a while. If it turns out I urgently need to go somewhere for work, I can always ride home and get the car. It's only like ten minutes away.

4. I have been seeing stuff about Pink playing in LA next month and was figuring since I missed when tickets went on sale, they'd be way out of my price range now, but I just decided to check and see, and she's playing one day at the Forum and one day at the Staples Center, and the Forum doesn't have anything under $87, which is more than I want to pay, but there are still seats at the Staples Center for $47, and they're way up on the third tier, but I looked at my seat from when I saw the Killers and it's actually the exact same area and that was perfectly fine, so after a couple days of dithering I went ahead and bought a ticket today. :)

5. I love this doofy Jasper face!


Mar. 21st, 2019 03:24 pm
isis: (squid etching)
[personal profile] isis
I didn't post about my reading etc yesterday because nothing's changed from last week. I'm still listening to The Wall of Storms, reading Forget the Sleepless Shores and beta-reading a friend's vampire novel, watching S3 of The Man in the High Castle, and playing, uh, nothing.

I'm also eagerly awaiting the opening of this year'sWorldbuilding Exchange, which will be tomorrow! I wrote a story, and I have a gift, and there are several other fandoms I look forward to reading in. Worldbuilding is my favorite, and I wish there were more fandoms I knew in the collection, but still, it should be fun.

Speaking of exchanges, my assignment for the Multifandom Drabble Exchange is exactly what I'd hoped to get, bwahaha, and I'm going to have fun writing it. I also plan to write a few treats; if you'd like to write drabbles (or drabble sequences, or double or triple drabbles) check out the request spreadsheet here.

Speaking of exchanges part two, though I'm not a participant in this one, Purimgifts is revealing (slowly, as it's a 3-day event) and I unreservedly recommend All Who Are Hungry, in which inexplicably Jewish Hobbits discuss Passover traditions with Sméagol, to my fellow Members of the Tribe - familiarity with The Lord of the Rings entirely optional.

I am still super absorbed in tag wrangling! It's fun! And it's probably taking up more of my fannish time than it should - I should probably be writing more and wrangling less, and hanging out on the discord servers instead of the wrangling chatroom, but. New shiny! I am cheerfully wallowing in my old small fandoms, fixing all the stuff that was canonized with old guidelines, so that just in case anybody ever writes in them again they will have proper canonicals in autocomplete! Rah!

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Mar. 21st, 2019 08:53 pm
tamsin: (MCU- Natasha)
[personal profile] tamsin
SSR Confidential: An Agent Carter Fanworks Exchange is open for signups now!

I'm thinking of signing up for the Marvel Femslash Exchange since they welcome podfic. Nominations are currently open.

Day 2 works are now LIVE!

Mar. 21st, 2019 06:34 pm
hagar_972: A woman with her hands on her hips, considering a mechanic's shop. (Default)
[personal profile] hagar_972 posting in [community profile] purimgifts
Sorry about the lateness; life kinda happened.

You can browse all day one works here.

If there is any problem, please email us at purim_gifts@yahoo.com!

OTW Guest Post: Patrick Doyle

Mar. 21st, 2019 10:47 am
otw_staff: 'Comms' and 'Claudia' written beneath the OTW Logo (Claudia)
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Banner by caitie of an OTW-themed guest access lanyard

This month's OTW guest, Patrick Doyle, is doing research on LGBT youth on YouTube. He discusses what that means and also talks about the fandom things that have inspired him the most. Read more at http://goo.gl/Yej2wQ

"She shimmers like a star!"

Mar. 21st, 2019 10:26 am
musesfool: Batman + A BABY driving a BUS (just like driving a really big pinto)
[personal profile] musesfool
Last night, after a lovely dinner with [personal profile] innie_darling (I had spaghetti and meatballs and flourless chocolate cake for dessert), as I was walking home from the train station, for half a block I was stuck behind a guy in a Luigi costume riding a pony. I don't even know, you guys. I did not have anything but water to drink at dinner. It was very surreal. So much so that the pug going for a walk in a Superman costume barely merits mentioning. But it was very cute, so I will mention that I also saw a pug in a Superman costume.

It's only a 6 block walk, and yet so full of weird and amazing things!

And I can tell I'm reading too much Bat fic (as if such a thing exists), because also last night, I dreamt that a much younger me was hired to be a substitute au pair for Bruce Wayne's children while Alfred was on vacation. Bruce looked like Jon Hamm and sounded like Kevin Conroy, so that part was okay, but he had one son (Tim!) and two daughters (I can't recall their names) and they were all under the age of 8. I don't know if they were biologically his kids, and I did not ask. He made me wear an old lady disguise in public so there would be no gossip and we were at some rich people party and there was a kidnapping attempt (Tim again! And he foiled it and rescued himself) and one of the little girls was drugged as part of the attempt, so I was carrying her around trying to find Bruce and get the valet to bring the car around while shedding the gray-haired old lady wig he'd made me wear.

It was an entertaining dream, at least, cut short by my alarm. Which means now I feel groggy and unable to face the day. Sigh.


Daily Happiness

Mar. 21st, 2019 04:10 am
torachan: nepeta from homestuck (nepeta)
[personal profile] torachan
1. Inventory went really well today. I think that was actually the fastest inventory time we've ever had. The company was done by 1:30am! (Started at 9pm when the store closed.) Usually I think it's been more like 2-2:30am on the earliest times and 4am or later on the worst. There was other non-inventory related stuff I needed to stay and do after, but even with that I was heading home around 2:30am, which was way sooner than I'd been anticipating. Hopefully Friday goes as well!

2. Now I've stayed up until 4am to have a bite to eat and unwind, but I'm off tomorrow and can sleep in late (theoretically).

3. It rained this morning but was really nice and sunny this afternoon. We normally take a walk at night but since I was going to be at work all night we took one before I left and it was so nice out. Really blue sky with some big bright white clouds. (Compared to yesterday's full grey cloud cover.)

4. Lookit these cutie kids checking out some birdies or squirrels or something.

jesse_the_k: My head on foam mat under pine trees (Default)
[personal profile] jesse_the_k posting in [community profile] access_fandom

Loving the Other: Fantastic Films and Unlikely Couples

Sarah Smith Rainey

This article uses a queer, critical disability studies framework to examine a diverse set of films in which one lover literally changes bodies to be like the other lover, such as in The Little Mermaid (1989), Avatar (2009), and the Twilight saga.

It's an academic paper AND it raises some intriguing questions )

Spring break!

Mar. 20th, 2019 07:16 pm
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[personal profile] magnetic_pole
It's spring break for me this week, and I've been sleeping in, taking naps, and lying on the couch pretty much 24/7. I've gotten a lot of academic reading done, which is excellent--I love having the time to focus--but that's the easy and fun part, and now I need to buckle down and do some grading. *sigh* Grading is my nemesis.

It's been a quiet week in a good way. R and I had brunch with The College Friend We See a Couple Times a Month and talked about our upcoming 25th (!) college reunion, which we're going to. It'll be my first reunion, and I've only agreed because I can combine it with a trip to the library and archives. (I was not a huge fan of the people at college, but I adored the library.) An old neighbor and friend from Small New England College Town (now a Florida resident) came through town with her daughter and her daughter's best friend, which was fun. There's an Unpleasant Thing going on at work via e-mail that I've been ignoring. It'll still be there when we're back on duty on Monday. We've been doing our usual lunch-time walk with Dog R and are taking care of Dog M while her human's away for a few days.

Click for happy doggos! )

Via [community profile] questionoftheday: What do you keep in your workspace to help improve your mood? Does it make you more productive?

Doesn't matter what's in the workspace as long as it's neat! My desk has been a mess for ages Click for sad illustration of the state of things )--a sign I haven't had enough time to file and re-organize. I don't think I'll finish cleaning over the next few days, but hopefully I'd make a dent in the piles.

What do you keep in your workspace to help improve your mood or make you more productive, flist?

Hope all's well with you!

Good casting news

Mar. 20th, 2019 03:44 pm
sasha_feather: aldis hodge wearing shades (aldis hodge in the matrix)
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DC Universe Just cast a Trans Deaf Actor of Color as its next Superhero:


(Note: There are photos of shirtless guys at the site)

DC Universe has cast Chella Man, a 20-year-old trans, deaf and Jewish artist and actor of color, as its newest superhero: Jerico in the streaming series Titans.


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