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May. 26th, 2017 03:16 am
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I bought a Korean night moisturizer called Wine Therapy in the red wine
variety.

My face now smells like grape jelly.







I kinda like it.

I have answered my own question!

May. 24th, 2017 01:38 pm
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The question being "How did people spin yarn before they invented spindles?"

The answer is... Read more... )

them low-down financial aid blues

18 May. 23rd, 2017 07:18 pm
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Since I'm half-packed and we're leaving in less than 24 hours it's probably time to announce that I am coming to WisCon. (Now watch me wake up tomorrow with Lorayne's cold or something.)

I'm not signed up for any panels, I'm not volunteering this year. I'm not 100 percent sure that this isn't going to end in disaster again. Depending on how I react to the various allergens in Madison I may be very low-energy, I may be sneezy and stuffed-up, I may be spending a lot of time asleep, I may be slow and forgetful due to being low oxygen, I may recuse myself rapidly from controversy or trouble if I don't see an immediate way to be useful.

I may have to leave panels abruptly due to coughing fits. We may be leaving town abruptly to get me back to Canada for treatment. (My out-of-province insurance isn't going to cover me for another serious asthma event in the same damn' city as the last one. That's kind of the definition of 'pre-existing'). We have a plan for this. It's as solid as we can make it.

Or we may have trouble at the border and not get there at all.

Or it all may be just fine. I really don't know. There's no way to tell.

But I'm on a new med (Singulair), and taking ALL the other ones, religiously, and so far my lungs seem to be willing to stay fairly functional. I'm bringing my bike. I'm hoping to stay an extra week and see friends. I'm cautiously optomistic.

A small request: if you see me, and we're friends, and you possibly can, grab me for coffee or food or a quick chat? This is almost certainly my last WisCon for some time, and if I do have a dangerous reaction, it's my last WisCon, period.

I know that I've lost touch with a lot of you due to missing the con and generally being offline and preoccupied trying to get my health under control. I'm sorry about it, and I'd really like to connect this weekend if we can, because you all are one of the communities of my heart, and to be honest I'm coming much more for y'all than for the "official" con.

If you or someone near you is wearing scent, I may have to back away rapidly. I'm sorry.

I'm not really accustomed to being a fragile little flower, you know? I'm still working out how to handle it.

Also, if there's a volunteer task I can do, something you need help with, that you can grab me for on the spot, please do. It's hard to contribute meaningfully when you can't make any promises, and I'll appreciate any chances to do so.

Update

May. 20th, 2017 06:16 pm
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I am very slowly ripping my DVD collection into soft copies. Sigh.

Currently watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, which is the first HP film I came across in my collection and I wanted a change from endless things to do with Sherlock Holmes. Honestly, there’s not a film or TV series with Sherlock Holmes in the title that I don’t buy. From Sherlock Holmes’s Smarter Brother, through Jeremy Brett, to the Hammer version of the Hound of the Baskervilles, you name it, I’ve got it. I think I must have five different versions of the Hound.

In other news, I still don’t have a job. One of these days someone will have to be fooled into taking me on.

Kitty is a happy kitty.
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Turned Upside Down (Chapter 2)
By [personal profile] dreamlittleyo
Pairing/Rating: Hamilton/Washington, Explicit, Noncon Warnings
Wordcount: 2,000 Words (24k Total)
Summary: Alexander Hamilton has always been devoted to his captain; he never intends to admit just how deep his devotion runs. When an away mission goes intimately wrong, both men are left reeling. Hamilton knows there's no going back. But how can he make things right if Washington won't even look at him?

Or: the one where Washington is a starship captain and away missions are terrible.

Read chapter two on AO3…
(Read from the beginning on AO3...)

Or read Chapter Two below the cut… )

 

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May. 19th, 2017 08:10 pm
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I've mentioned before I think that we're booking a trip to Switzerland and Northern Italy (going to be circumspect about the actual dates for now), and I want you to know that I have just booked:

(1) an apartment in Venice that overlooks the lagoon and has a tiny private rooftop terrace, as well as an elevator in the building AND a washer and dryer

(2) a hotel in a former monastery in Vatican City that is actually ON St. Peter's Square

Now to see if I can find something cool in Florence.
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I said I wouldn’t be writing every session up, and I won’t be, but you get this session written up because Murderface McKenzie 2.0 accidentally broke Skyrim and it was hilarious. Well, to me, at least.

Read more... )

Prompt Table (Multifandom)

May. 18th, 2017 10:49 am
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So in the process of shutting things down over on LJ (because yes, I am moving over here to DW officially and completely), I found this prompt table that I started but never finished. The Type-A completist in me can't bear to just abandon the damn thing, so I'm re-posting it here. And BY GOD I am going to keep filling it. Just as soon as I finish a couple more immediate things. Just you wait.

~ Prompt List ~
01.War 02.Forget 03.Chariot 04.Spirit
05.Drink 06.Icarus 07.Grim 08.Massive
09.Scream 10.Close 11.Forceful 12.Pride
13.Trickster 14.Brighten 15.Dragon 16.Flourish
17.Costly 18.Demonic 19.Enrage 20.Blame


(p.s. I REALLY LOVE making prompt tables? So if anyone reading this would like me to make THEM a custom prompt table, let me know. This is a thing I would be excessively happy to do.)
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45 seconds, you don't need to know Skyrim to know what's going on. All you need to know is that Murderface McKenzie has a perk that keeps him from setting off floor traps, but the same cannot be said for his companion.

All right, I gave up and did it...

May. 16th, 2017 11:27 am
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So my new Skyrim runthrough with a lady orc tank (named Jehane d'Arc I cannot believe it didn't occur to me to call her Jehane d'Orc) was kind of boring because I couldn't really get into my character and give her a guiding impulse.

So I did it...
warning for GIANT screenshots that I'm not bothering to resize right now )

Update

May. 16th, 2017 01:33 pm
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I have started ripping my DVDs having lost the soft copies I had amassed when I had to reinstall my operating system. It’s tedious work, but I should have a more complete set of the DVDs I own when I’ve finished.

What I won’t have is the ‘illegal’ soft copies I’d downloaded over the years. Boo! I shall have to find them again, though some are bound to have disappeared. It’s a bit annoying, but I’ll learn to live with it. I am copying the soft versions to an external hard drive as I go along, as I learn from my terrible mistakes. Always make a back-up! At least my documents were backed up to the cloud, so that’s not an issue.

In other news, there is no other news.

Smokey is doing well, though she did give me a scare by having diarrhoea for a couple of days. I think she’d got into my left over milk from my morning cereal and upset her tummy. That seems to have settled, thankfully. Silly kitty. I’ve also started giving her a more expensive dry food, as she wouldn’t eat the cheaper Tesco’s own brand dry food. Just turned her little furry nose up and refused to countenance it. We had a Mexican stand-off for a few days and then I caved. That cat has a backbone of steel.

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May. 15th, 2017 09:50 am
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FaceApp cheers up sad paintings at Dutch museum. Yeah, it's pretty silly but I kind of like the way it makes some of the portraits look like they might have done in real life.

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May. 15th, 2017 09:34 am
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How to protect yourself against the WannaCry ransomware exploit. In short: if you're on Windows, make sure you're updated to the latest OS version. If you're on an unsupported version (XP, 2008), there's a patch you can load. Make sure your antivirus is updated.
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Turned Upside Down (Chapter 1)
By [personal profile] dreamlittleyo
Pairing/Rating: Hamilton/Washington, Explicit, Noncon Warnings
Wordcount: 5400 Words (24k Total)
Summary: Alexander Hamilton has always been devoted to his captain; he never intends to admit just how deep his devotion runs. When an away mission goes intimately wrong, both men are left reeling. Hamilton knows there's no going back. But how can he make things right if Washington won't even look at him?

Or: the one where Washington is a starship captain and away missions are terrible.

Read chapter one on AO3…

Or read below the cut… )

 

Rare Ships!!! on Ice - letter!

May. 14th, 2017 01:15 pm
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The problem, dear artist or writer, is I'm so damn new to this fandom I really am at the 'but anything would be great!!' stage. I do have some ideas below and I'll add more if/as I think of them. I'm basically a multi-shipper who likes all the characters (though JJ is crazy annoying and Yuri's fury at him gives me life).

I called YoI my happy place in my sign-up and that is the truth, but I will note I am more than happy with angst and pining and drama. I just don't want any stories with a hopeless or tragic ending. And no killing Grandpa Plisetsky!

I do not care how anyone's name is spelled as long as I can tell who's Piletsky and who's Katsuki. I've mostly called Yuri Plisetsky Yurio in my requests, etc, for no real reason beyond 'it's easier to tell the names apart if I slip and call Katsuki Yuri by mistake.'

My general likes/dislikes are in Ye Olde Yuletide list. Feel free to ask any clarifying questions through the mod or here anonymously if you're treating or whatever.

Ships requested:

Katsuki Yuuri/Detroit Hockey Team
Nishigori Yuuko & Yuri Plisetsky
Phichit Chulanont & Yuri Plisetsky
Phichit Chulanont/Katsuki Yuuri
Phichit Chulanont/Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov
Phichit Chulanont/Yuri Plisetsky
Victor Nikiforov & Nikolai Plisetsky
Yuri Plisetsky/Kurosaki Hisoka (Yami no Matsuei)

...you'll notice some themes. Anyway, the pairings/requests:

Phichit Chulanont/Katsuki Yuuri
Phichit Chulanont/Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov


I am much more on the Phichit/Yuuri 'friends with benefits' train than the romance train. Though go crazy with the OT3 if you want.

I like that Phichit and Yuuri have five years of history behind them, and it's canon that Yuuri trusts Phichit above all the other skaters. Pre-canon fooling around or post- and during-canon shenanigans would be fine. Sex chicken. Rewards for skating well. Getting drunk and cheerfully fooling around. Maybe Victor wants to kiss the bronze.

Phichit Chulanont/Yuri Plisetsky
Phichit Chulanont & Yuri Plisetsky


Phichit is so sweetly nice to people I'd love to see him alone with Yurio, who gets so delightfully thrown by people who are genuinely nice.

Phichit trying to talk Yuri into his vision of the Greatest Ice Show Ever, In Thailand!!! Phichit trying to cheer Yuri up after an injury. Yuri and Phichit are both competing in America and Phichit decides to play Helpful Tour Guide. Maybe it turns out that Phichit likes cats just as much as he likes hamsters.

Nishigori Yuuko & Yuri Plisetsky

Yuuko's encouragement of Yurio was one of my favorite things about YoI. It shed some light on both of their characters. How long do they keep in touch? Do they just talk abut skating? Does Yuri ask after the triplets?

Yuuri and the Detroit Hockey Team

I think Yuuri and the Red Wings (or whatever fictional hockey team you decide is in YoI Detroit) pretty much explains itself. I'm for enthusiastic consent. Or just some hilarious flirting if you don't want to write porn. Maybe Yuuri cuts a deal for more ice time?

Victor Nikiforov & Nikolai Plisetsky

Victor and Yurio's grandpa--they had to have met each other at some point! Do they get along? What do they think of each other? I am endlessly curious about all the skaters' lives before canon begins.

Yuri Plisetsky/Kurosaki Hisoka (Yami no Matsuei)

...sooo I have this weakness for angry blondes I guess?

Anyway, there are no psychic powers in YoI but what if there were and what if Yuri noticed Hisoka at work? Or maybe Hisoka just ends up having to investigate or find a soul from some wacky ice-skating-related death, and they run into each other that way.

If anyone breaks up for these pairings to happen, I'd like the heartbreak to be over at the start of the story and for whoever to remain friends (so if you do futurefic with Yuuri/Phichit, everyone is still on good terms with Victor, that sort of thing).

DNWs: No smut with anyone younger than Plisetsky is at the start of canon. No non-con/dubcon. No infidelity (open relationships are fine), no MPREG or a/b/o. I'd prefer no trans* headcanons for these characters. Don't kill Yurio or Grandpa Plisetsky (or anyone!) to get him to meet Hisoka, please. YoI is my happy place.

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