Nothing came from nothing

Feb. 24th, 2017 09:29 pm
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By The Hair (258 words) by havisham
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Celestino Cialdini/Yakov Feltsman, Victor Nikiforov/Yuri Plisetsky
Characters: Yakov Feltsman, Celestino Cialdini, Victor Nikiforov, Yuri Plisetsky
Additional Tags: Rival Sex, Hair Kink, Nonnies Made Me Do It, Ficlet Collection, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Mommy Issues
Summary:

Youth versus experience.



I can't recommend anyone read this. I wrote it as a part of the wank/smut thread on FFA (I am the pro-smut, anti-wank person) and thought they had some vague connection. The comments were fun though. Brian Orser's 1988 #look was perfect.

Also, I am watching Samurai Champloo and bonded over how great it was with someone at work (who has completely different tastes in anime than I do.) It is solid! I haven't seen Cowboy Bebop yet.

A very important poll

Feb. 24th, 2017 09:25 pm
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For science!

Is this the most ridiculous photo ever taken of my cat:


OR

Is this the most ridiculous photo ever taken of my cat:


Poll #18033 Measuring Dreadful's ridiculousness
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 3


Which is the most ridiculous photo of Dreadful

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Dreadful's big yawn
2 (66.7%)

Dreadful's glitterball nomming
0 (0.0%)

Oh, god, oh, god, don't make me choose!
1 (33.3%)

I am immune to cat pictures
0 (0.0%)

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Posted by Thea

It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today it’s Thea’s turn, with a review…

Heart Stone

She reviews Heartstone by Elle Katharine White–or, as she likes to think of it, Pride and Prejudice and Dragons. Does the book live up to the promise of Eliza Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy’s epic love story? Get the full scoop here.

The post Over at Kirkus: Heartstone by Elle Katharine White appeared first on The Book Smugglers.

The ballot question

Feb. 25th, 2017 12:50 am
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A leading US political scientists thinks Donald Trump is president because his name came first on the ballot in some critical swing states.
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The UN’s new climate chief says she is confident, despite concerns about President Trump's policies.
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An interesting book, though not quite what I was expecting it to be! I put a hold on the ebook at my library on a whim, based on nothing more than the cover and title which I saw when browsing Overdrive. I was expecting something more in the line of a memoir/autobiography. What this book actually is: a collection of writings from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg over the years, with bits of introductory material contextualizing the pieces.

So it was still very interesting, even if not what I was expecting. It's much more about US law than it is about Ginsburg herself. So I now know a lot more about how the Supreme Court works. Ginsburg comes across very well in this book though - intelligent, articulate, caring. (Also she's REALLY REALLY SHORT oh my gosh, those pictures at the end, she is always by far the smallest person in any given photograph.)

The last section of the book shares a number of her recent dissents, which is a rather depressing note to end on. She argues forcefully for what I would agree is the correct decision on issues like women's reproductive rights, and it's so sad to know that these pieces are the dissent and not the opinion of the court.

It was weird to read her praise of Scalia throughout the book. He's the Justice she refers to most often, and it seems she genuinely liked him as a person. It feels weird to hold that knowledge alongside the knowledge that he vociferously fought for the exact opposite side on a lot of issues she clearly thinks are of dire importance in the lives of many people. I don't know if I could be friends with someone who so actively worked for so much of what I would consider to be harm in the world as Scalia did.

It's also depressing to read this book in the context of knowing that Scalia's seat is gonna be filled by a Donald Trump nominee. Auuuggghhhhhhhhhh. I just hope he doesn't get the chance to replace any other Justices as well. Ginsburg seems to be in good health for an 83 year old and I HOPE SHE STAYS THAT WAY. FOR AS MANY YEARS AS NECESSARY.

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Feb. 24th, 2017 05:42 pm
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There are going to be many rallies in support of Obamacare this weekend. I've signed up for a rally outside that asshole Congressman Dave "A for Asshole" Reichert's office tomorrow. You can put in your zip code and it finds something near you.

#RESISTTRUMP

Did I mention he's an asshole?
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The Islamic State group spread to Afghanistan two years ago. How big a threat does it pose?
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All the markings of a John Le Carre novel: a world leader's brother, an international airport and a deadly nerve agent.
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A leading US political scientists thinks Donald Trump is president because his name came first on the ballot in some critical swing states.
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Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast face a collapse in prices and tell the BBC they are not being paid for their crop

games and what not

Feb. 24th, 2017 08:32 pm
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okay steam says i'm 50% into final fantasy x, but i've only unlocked two achievements. i'm assuming this is normal. i really don't want to play blitzball, so i might only ever achieve the two things.

Tried to use a controller mod for Mass Effect, but it kind of made it harder tbh. my fingers got cramped playing it for 40 minutes. the mod made the up go down and down up, yes i got a controller but i had to put too much pressure on the controller to make it go to dialog options. AND idk, i'll have to figure something else out. it was for an xbox controller and i have a ps2(or 3??) one. not sure if that was the cause of the up down issue. left and right were the same though.

UGH i couldn't stop watching Nintendo Switch reviews this morning. the hype is real... Zelda looks amazing, but i sorta want to wait and get a Graphics card first, which i probably won't reeallly need if i don't figure out how to play mass effect on my computer... i don't want to get a switch/zelda next month (or month after next, i'll have enough saved for the console, but not a game, ironically) and then nothing for 9 months because, 300 bucks is too much to spend on something that only has one game.
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The BBC and CNN among those excluded from an informal briefing, as the president's rift with media deepens.

Week in pictures: 18-24 February 2017

Feb. 25th, 2017 12:41 am
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A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
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Kansas widow demands answers after a shooting that the FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime.

Today in Portraiture

Feb. 25th, 2017 12:34 am
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Posted by John Scalzi

Today I decided I was going to make an actual effort to get some mileage out of the prime lens (50mm 1.8f) I got with my dSLR. So I did a little portraiture. Here are the results.

Result: Acceptable!


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