Things to Come

Apr. 28th, 2017 05:49 am
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Marvel is publishing variants which place Mary Jane Watson in the place of various Marvel heroes this June, and a member of [community profile] scans_daily presented their favorites here. My favorite image is the one for Iron Fist. While she doesn't look like Mary Jane to me--too many freckles and the face isn't quite right--I'd like to know her story. Also, I love her costume.


I've had to miss out on all the Netflix series because I don't have Netflix, but since I have Starz I get to see American Gods.


Chrome is too outdated to open too, and when I used Firefox for it, it was on about 20 minutes before Firefox turned my computer off. The Firefox refresh definitely did not help the problem.

The Dresden Files (TV) - To Forget

Apr. 28th, 2017 12:32 am
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Title: To Forget

Fandom: The Dresden Files (TV)

Rating: G

Notes: *dusts off a dead fandom*



This wasn't how he'd expected things to go. )


[PokeGo Blatherings Go Here]

Apr. 27th, 2017 09:53 pm
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I finally hatched a Chansey! Hooray!

Took me long enough, eesh. But today was a good day for it. Niiiiice long walk, bright evening sky, and I only quit because it was starting to get too dark. Still needed the autumn coat, but that wasn't so bad. Ahhh, I could've walked for ten kilometres if it hadn't started to get too dark to see. (As it was, it was 6km at least.)


There are a lot of pokemon that I'm waiting on that I'll only be able to get by hatching or walking for candy. What a pain. Oh well, at least it's warm enough to start doing that now. (Yeah, I totally assigned that Chansey as a buddy right away. That sucker is going to become a Blissey ASAP.)

Almost have the gold walking badge for 1000km, though. Well, okay, I'm 93km away from it, but that isn't too bad. I'm kind of curious to see if I can get it by the end of May - it would take slightly over 2.5km per day to do that, which is entirely doable.

There are SO many blank spaces in my pokedex... but the same stuff keeps appearing over and over. Which means that I'm probably going to have to wait until the next event to catch anything interesting. On the one hand, frustrating. On the other... I've almost reached my pokemon storage limit, and I've been having difficulty deciding what to weed out, so it's to my advantage - for the time being.

(Hmmm, I wonder when the next event will be....)


Apr. 27th, 2017 11:04 pm
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Welcome to [community profile] yurionicefans, a community for all fans of Yuri!!! on Ice. What is allowed?

This is a writing/fanart/discussion/meta community for all things Yuri!!! on Ice. All ships, ratings, and genre are welcome here, including, slash, het, femmeslash, and gen.

Please feel welcome to post your stories, art and graphics, including icons, videos, meta, recs, discussions/questions, and anything else that is YOI related. Membership to the community is open. For all the users coming from lj or tumblr, don't forget to subscribe to the comm as well as join.

The mods are a friendly bunch and want this community to feel yours as much as ours. However, we do have some simple rules, which must be followed.
Community Rules )

finished the book; more ambivalent

Apr. 27th, 2017 07:18 pm
bironic: Neil Perry gazing out a window at night (Default)
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I finished Every Heart a Doorway (previous post) and... hm.

Reviewing the story from a personal/subjective perspective, rather than formally assessing its structure and so forth: spoilers )
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When I tried to factory reset my iPhone through iTunes today, the way I did last year, I got this message box: "Software for this iPhone (5S) is not currently available. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes and try again." So I checked, and I do have the latest version of iTunes. Tried again. Same message box pops up! What do I do now? When I Googled for "restore to factory settings iphone 5 problems", I didn't get anything more recent than 2016 and nothing directly related, so it's either not out there or I haven't lucked into the phrase I need to get results. This page says I could reset using options inside my iPhone in "General," but I'm scared to try it, especially given I got a mysterious message box when trying to do it the way that worked in the past. Does anybody have any experience with this?

While tooling around trying to fix my Firefox so it won't crash my computer anymore, I saw an option in the program's "Troubleshooting" section to "refresh" Firefox, though it would wipe out some of my personalized additions. I decided to give it a try since looking for an older version of Firefox and doing an uninstall and then reinstall sounded complicated, especially considering the crap also going on with my iPhone. It wasn't kidding about how the refresh would make me lose things. Oy. Where do I have to go now to make Firefox keep my tabs from my last session? I can't figure out how to get my Firefox classic look back either. At least it hasn't crashed since the refresh?

And thus I fail.

eta: Aaaaaand the refreshed Firefox just turned off my computer, though it waited until I opened Dreamwidth for a while and clicked on a page for the scans daily community, which Chrome handles just fine. The browser had been open for maybe ten minutes.

I'm altogether too demoralized to go looking for an older version of Firefox today, uninstall the current one, install the older one, and tool around in it for hours at the library to see if it works. The library's only open for another two hours and 45 minutes anyway. I'm done for today.

Code push scheduled for Sunday night

Apr. 27th, 2017 03:03 pm
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We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 8pm PDT / 11pm EDT / 3am UTC on Sunday, Apr 30 (or May 1 for you transatlantic types.).

I don't have a list of changes for you yet, but most will fall into the following categories: things users have complained about to support volunteers, things support volunteers have complained about to developers, things [staff profile] denise has complained about not working the way she expects them to (and as we all know, The Boss is Always Right), and things that were printing warnings over and over in the production server logs, making it hard to spot when less frequent, more urgent errors were being printed. Oh, and also all the unused code I ripped out at the roots, which if you notice that, I did it wrong.

To sum up: we are rolling out a bunch of requested changes, so thank you all for your feedback!

If you're new to Dreamwidth and interested in tracking our development process, our commit logs are published to [site community profile] changelog and [community profile] changelog_digest, and every month or so, one of our volunteers will translate those often-cryptic entries into witty, informative code tours! The most recent one was published on April 1, so we're about due for a new one. Hint, hint.

We'll update here again to let you know when the code push is imminent!
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So. On Tuesday, I went to Pasadena to see John Scalzi and Cory Doctorow with Amber Benson at Vroman's Bookstore.

On the plus side, they were all really wonderful speakers, and I enjoyed the heck out of listening to them. The hour zoomed by! And, because I'd gotten there early and got a low-number ticket, and decided to sit in the front row, I ended up first in the signing line, got my books signed and got out of there right away after the talks were over, and was able to get home by 10:30, an hour sooner than I'd expected.

I drove the car I got from my brother & his wife, and it was fun although a bit stressful driving a 5-speed, which I'm still getting used to again. Only killed the engine once, though, when getting off the freeway and onto a highway. The car has a phone holder on the dashboard, which made it very convenient to use the phone's map app for directions.

About halfway there, the app told me it had found an alternate route that would be faster, would I like to take it? I had no idea where it was planning to take me, but thought, why not? and pushed the button to go on the alternate route. Ended up exiting the 14 at Palmdale and taking the Angeles Forest Highway nearly the whole rest of the way to Pasadena, which is a twisty 2-lane mountain road that winds through the Angeles National Forest at 40 - 45 MPH. It was a pretty route, not much traffic, and it was nice getting off the freeway and avoiding the inevitable traffic jams when one approaches the LA area. Still a bit stressful, especially near the end when it got really twisty, and I kept having to shift up and down to get around sharp turns. Had to be constantly alert and attentive to my driving.

On the minus side, my depression was in full force, and did its best to second-guess and nitpick every decision I made. Maybe I shouldn't have taken the car. I've only driven it a couple of times and am not that familiar with it yet. I'll be out after dark, and I don't even know how to turn the headlights on. What if the phone battery dies while I'm on this highway and I lose my navigation? I have no idea where I am. I don't know where I'm going to park. Keep going past the bookstore and having to circle the block again. Where am I going to eat dinner? My stomach's so upset from stress, I'm not really hungry. Just get a scone at the coffee shop and hope it doesn't upset my stomach. Where should I sit? There's already somebody in the second row where I would have liked to sit. I don't like the third row, it's too far back, tall people will sit in front of me and I won't be able to see. I'll sit in the front row so I can see them. But OMG if I can see them, they can see me! Don't look at me! I should have worn something else, this sweater is old and too big. If I take it off I'm too cold, but leaving it on is too warm. My back is killing me, I hate these chairs. What name should I have them sign in my books? My legal name or my Internet name? I can't decide, I don't like either of them, I don't want a name, I'll tell them not to personalize the books. Then they'll think I don't want the books and am planning to sell them... maybe I should try to explain? Oh, hell, they don't care, tomorrow they won't even remember me. Now it's time to go, where did I park? Damn, I left the lights on. But at least it was only the parking lights, maybe the battery's still got enough juice. Whew, the car started, now I can go home. Crap, I didn't want to go back the same way I came, driving that twisty highway in the dark, but it's too late to change it now. Oh well, just keep going, get home.

And so on. I left from Tehachapi at 3 PM and arrived home at 10:30 PM, seven and a half hours for one hour of actual event. I had a good time, mostly, and I'm not sorry I went, but it was a long day, and not always an easy one.
naraht: (other-Deborah)
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Picked this up in Oxfam, having seen the original French version recommended in language learning forums. (Someday...)

I hadn't heard of Marguerite Yourcenar before this, but she have been a sort of Belgian Mary Renault. Mid-century female writer, bisexual, spent most of her life living abroad with a female partner, wrote historical novels about gay men in the ancient world. (New Yorker article about her)

Her style (or the translation, which was done by her partner) is self-consciously literary in a way that makes Mary Renault look like the middlebrow hack writer that she was. (Kidding, except in the sense that I'm not.)

And although I'm not that far through the book, she seems to have had a rather more humane outlook than Renault. An interesting read.

Cookbook experience

Apr. 27th, 2017 11:42 am
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
[personal profile] resonant
Has anyone created a family cookbook? Or had other print-on-demand experience?
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[personal profile] copracat
2.A song you like with a number in the title: Five Years - David Bowie

This song, trying to wrap everything into itself, the singer's restrained, regretful desperation, 'never knew I needed so many people'.

music meme topics )

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Apr. 27th, 2017 08:52 am
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Everything Happens Twice
by Eve Robillard

That bird sitting dazed on the railing
has flown into your window before.

The dead-end street you’ve turned onto-
You did that just last month. The boss

calling you into his office
has nothing new to say.

There are only so many scripts.
Everything happens twice.

The friend who borrows your raincoat
will borrow your raincoat tomorrow. The parent

who never loved you enough
is doing it from the grave. You are writing

the very same poem
over & over again they are playing

that old, old song but it’s never
the very last dance. So smile at the guy

who drinks too much-
the one with forget-me-not eyes. Sleep

with the one who calls you
by another woman’s name.

"Everything Happens Twice" by Eve Robillard from Everything Happens Twice. © Fireweed Press, 2002.
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A meme, via [personal profile] selenak:

Comment with one of my fandoms, and I'll tell you:

- the character I least understand
- interactions I enjoyed the most
- the character who scares me the most
- the character who is mostly like me
- hottest looks character
- one thing I dislike about my fave character
- one thing I like about my hated character
- a quote or scene that haunts me
- a death that left me indifferent
- a character I wish died but didn’t
- my ship that never sailed


And a poem:

Personal Letter No. 3

nothing will keep
us young you know
not young men or
women who spin
their youth on
cool playing sounds.
we are what we
are what we never
think we are.
no more wild geo
graphies of the
flesh. echoes. that
we move in tune
to slower smells.
it is a hard thing
to admit that
sometimes after midnight
i am tired
of it all.

by Sonia Sanchez


viktuuri fic self-promo

Apr. 27th, 2017 10:39 pm
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[personal profile] darkages posting in [community profile] yurionicefans
Title: [multiple]
Author/Artist: [personal profile] darkages | [ profile] renaissance
Pairing(s): yuuri katsuki/viktor nikiforov
Rating: [T-E]
Warning(s)/contains: alcohol and some underage drinking
Word count/Medium: [from 900w-61k]
Summary: [multiple]
Notes: self-promo post with all my yoi fics so far!

two WIPs and a masterlist under the cut )
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Hello to all my new readers! :D It's nice to see all of you. It's also nice to check my reading page multiple times a day and have new things to read. How awesome. :D

I've spent a ton of time over these past few days playing Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest. Let me refresh you on what my avatar looks like:

He's my blessed child. ;3; He's married to Niles:

The flirtatious, mildly sadistic character. I love him and I love them together. ♥

However, dang, I'm terrible at strategy games! I'm playing in easy with permadeath turned off because I'm so bad. Apparently Conquest is the hardest version of Fates? That's good. I have Birthright, I'm just waiting until I finish Conquest before I start it. :3

I'm on chapter twenty now and I've only managed to get three of the second gen characters. I don't know if that's good or not but maybe I'll be able to get more before the end! :3


You know how some libraries and people will have summer reading lists? Well, I want to have a summer anime watching list, haha. It's just easier for me to watch things with subtitles when I have a lot of free time (because I can't multitask when watching subtitles and I always end up feeling like it's wasting time, even though what hobby isn't ultimately a time-waster, really?).

Speaking of summer, I have class on Friday and finals on Monday and then I'm done with this semester. Come ooooon, summer. *_*

Oh and also, jeep is fixed! I drove to class yesterday with no problem. :D

Things consumed April 2017

Apr. 27th, 2017 01:46 pm
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Long list of stuff I have read and played etc!

Note that almost all the tv and movies are on Australian Netflix.
Read more... )
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Mush up Pirates of the Carribean with the original Guardians of the Galaxy in a blender with some cheese, and give it a flouro 80s candy coating, and you get this movie. If you can turn your brain off and enjoy the silliness and explosions it's pretty fun. Not very deep and mostly about A Man And His Father Issues but gives the female characters more to do than the last movie. The perfunctory attempts at a Peter/Gamora romance are ineffective but also pretty easy to ignore (I usually like that kind of pairing but this one doesn't work for me) and the Gamora and Nebula sister relationship gets the exploration that was missing from the original. I feel like they sanded off the unhealthiness of Peter and Yondu's relationship for convenience, but otherwise enjoyed the story, which is all about family. Mantis's character felt like a bit of an Asian stereotype but her arc was ok. None of the female characters get sexualised very much and Chris Pratt is super pretty.


Apr. 26th, 2017 11:53 pm
annabeth_roses: (YOI - flat on his face w/ a nosebleed)
[personal profile] annabeth_roses posting in [community profile] yurionicefans
So, on my fifth (!!!) rewatch of the show, I capped most of the episodes. I spent a lot of time on 4-10, because that's when I really dedicated myself to doing it, but I took a few from other episodes. I hope that no one will be disappointed by these if I didn't get enough of a favourite character, or in Yurio's case, I tried, but he's really always angry or just couldn't get good looks of him.

I tried to separate these by episode, but I did all the capping on my tablet, so I may have accidentally misfiled a cap or three, please forgive me!

x please comment if you download
x credit is nice but not necessary
x feel free to use for icons/graphics/whatever
x enjoy!

Download links to mediafire below the cut.

download )

(I think I need new tags for this)

26 Yuri!!! on ICE icons

Apr. 26th, 2017 11:12 pm
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x please credit
x I love comments!
x not bases
x don't hotlink
x Yuuri, Viktor, Yurio, Viktor/Yuuri, BUTTS, Phichit Chulanont. More characters to come when I'm less tired. (Also, I cannot seem to icon Yurio. He is impossible. So that's why there are so little.)
x spoilers for season ONE only
x enjoy!

HERE at my journal

(I'm considering posting the caps I took, if that's okay with the mods. And if I don't wimp out in fear that people won't be pleased with them because I'm insecure, OK. Ha.)
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Title: Twingenuity
Author/Artist: Caeseria
Pairing(s): Victor/Yuuri
Rating: NC-17
Warning(s)/contains: See tags on A03 (warnings here for sibling incest/threesome/DP)
Word count: This chapter: 12k (WIP: so far 99K)
Summary: Victor arrives in Hasetsu, completely unaware that Yuuri has an identical, overly affectionate, twin brother. The resulting temptation might actually kill him before he gets Yuuri to the GPF like he promised.

Notes: Just posted Chapter 12. (Way to blow the tag warnings out of the water on the first fic post on this comm, whoops!! Sorry mods!! <3)

This chapter: The internet reacts to discovering Yuuri has a twin. Victor takes the twins out for their birthday, with surprising results.

Thanks to everyone who is reading/has read already!! <3
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Continuing the adventures of my city elf Ian Tabris. Totally self-indulgent. This one has been three quarters done for about six months now, so it's nice to finally get it done.

Of Bears and Cages (2712 words) by Tassos
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Dragon Age: Origins
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Male Tabris, Alistair, Leliana, Sten (Dragon Age), Male Elf Warden (Dragon Age)
Additional Tags: Lothering, Developing Friendships
Series: Part 6 of A City Elf Walks Into a Blight - Ian Tabris Stories

Lothering is full of unexpected surprises. Bears are bigger than Ian imagined they'd be, and men in cages bring up unexpected feelings.

Reading Wednesday

Apr. 26th, 2017 06:51 pm
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[personal profile] yuuago
Verrrrry tired today (work was exhausting) so here is a quick and dirty Reading Wednesday. Pardon if I'm incoherent.

Just Finished: Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez. This is a collection of short stories by an Argentine author - as far as I know this is the only collection that has been translated into English so far, but she's written many other stories, or so I've heard. Anyway, if you enjoy horror and the macabre, this is definitely a collection that I recommend reading. I was hooked from start to finish. Some of the stories are more supernatural-leaning, while others are more just... threaded with the whole feeling that something is just wrong. Overall, it's a collection that'll leave you feeling oogy in the best way.

Currently Reading: Off the Map by Alastair Bonnett. Basically a look at unusual, forgotten, and liminal spaces around the world, and what places like these mean. And it talks more broadly about the human sense of place and how this is important. And so on. The general concept for the book is very relevant to my interests (this was a gift from Gray, who knows exactly what I like). The actual discussion of individual locations tends to be very brief - basically just a glimpse, giving a taste of it so that one can look 'em up later (it does cover a lot of them). It's by no means a difficult read, which is good because I've been too tired to handle anything challenging.

Reading Next: This is what they say, by Francois Mandeville. This is a collection of stories that were told by Mandeville at Fort Chipewyan in 1928, recorded in Chipewyan/Denesuline, and much later translated into English. Some of them are stories from Mandeville's life, and others are traditional, ones that were handed down. The other collections of Dene stories that I've read were from more northern parts of Denendeh - up around Fort Wrigley, or Yellowknife, that kind of area. Fort Chipewyan is much closer to home, and I'm really glad that I stumbled across this book. And I'm glad that our local library has such things like it.


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