Let me dream a little dream

May. 22nd, 2017 03:56 pm
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If I had an entrepreneurial spirit (I do not), I would start a chain of haircut places.  Unlike every other haircut place in existence, there would be no talking allowed other than to communicate hairstyle information.  No forced chitchat whatsoever--you could just sit there and enjoy the sensations of having your hair worked on without feeling like you are failing at being human or the stylist feeling like they are failing to engage you. 

There would be a clearly marked, spacious place in front of you to put your bag instead of having to choose between 1) coat rack right by the front door where you can't see it, 2) on the floor with all the hair (blech), 3) on the counter in front of the mirror (won't work, mine is too big and the stylist has their stuff there), or 4) throw it in the trunk of your car before you leave for the salon so that no one sees you leave it unattended in your vehicle.

Also everyone would be paid a good living wage and because of that there would be no tipping allowed, either, so that you don't have to freak out over whether you are tipping way more than or way less than you should. 

So yes, this haircut chain would cater to those of us who hate negotiating the social aspects of salons.  I guarantee there are stylists out there too who would enjoy the prospect of getting to work on people's hair in silence and really focus on it. 

And in my fantasy world this salon would be called the Awkward Turtle and it would be the best ever.
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someone needs to say it

May. 22nd, 2017 01:57 pm
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[#42] Member of the Team (The Flash)

May. 22nd, 2017 04:46 pm
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Theme Prompt: #042 – White Noise
Title: Member of the Team
Fandom: The Flash/LoT
Bonus: yes
Word Count: 983
Summary: Hartley's ability can cause him pain, helping him see someone who he thought was dead, that's unexpected.

Member of the Team: )


May. 22nd, 2017 01:39 pm
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Heard back from my second prof about my statement of purpose.

He said I shouldn't change anything.

OMG I want to scream.

I do agree with my first prof that I need to state more clearly my research ideas, goals, and be more "forward looking." I spent a lot of time talking about what I did for my past job(s) and volunteer work, because I saw this in a lot of other examples of statements I found. But apparently you're not supposed to do that. Maybe I'll cut back on the past stuff. I'll incorporate both profs' suggestions, how's that?

Also, I finally got my tentative selection notice for work. Once I fill the info they need, I should get my letter, though I don't know when. I'm not sure I'll be able to start work next week like I'd hoped, but oh well.

Answer: Moot

May. 22nd, 2017 04:31 pm
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We were asked, What is the origin and correct usage of “moot?” Moot has a variety of meanings, so correct usage can be a bit tricky.  Let’s dig right in with some help from the characters of Star Trek.

Who gives a hoot about moot? )
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Today, I have:ta-fucking-da )

I'm also planning on planting some lettuce and kale in the backyard today since I now have a tool to help, and I'm going to change my sheets sometime today. All while in pain all the time! I thought about going for a walk since it's beautiful out, then my legs wobbled while walking to my car to get to Target. I think instead of a walk I'll try to sit outside next to my plants for a bit.

My dad is coming to visit on Friday and staying for a week, so I'd like everything to be wonderfully clean by then so that he doesn't quite realize how awful I've been about cleanliness levels. And really my cleanliness isn't that bad, but it has been bothering me how much cat hair there is everywhere.

That reminds me that I do need to clean out my car... It's pretty gross. :/ But that, too, requires spoons.

Last night I did some rearranging and I'm realizing I have a lot of things I should move around to make better room. I haven't quite moved in to my place, even though it's been near a year. I am pretty bad at doing these things and I don't want that to show, either. I want to be able to invite people over! Which would be easier with more chairs, maybe sofa. Then again, I don't necessarily have the money for such a thing. So. I hate that I'm asking my parents for so much all the time. >_<

And I am blabbering. I just need to make sure I take breaks where I'm not running around doing things, and so I figured writing here would keep me seated for a bit. I should look at my inbox, too... But really, big focus this week is on Cleaning Everything for my dad's arrival! Also I should work on the competition for the law review.

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In this fast-playing, low-prep March 2015 Kickstarter triumph, desperate heroes battle strange magic, unhinged cultists, and roaming mobs of undead while humanity's last great empire slides toward oblivion. If you love Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, the Ravenloft and Midnight settings, Joe Abercrombie's The First Law novels, or heavy metal music, get this bargain-priced collection of DRM-free .PDF ebooks and confront the Void That Hungers.


May. 22nd, 2017 04:14 pm
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I've been readmitted to the hospital, please continue Challenge #42 for an additional week. Thanks.

big gay ebooks

May. 22nd, 2017 01:10 pm
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The Big Gay Fiction Giveaway is back! May 22-29, around 80 authors are giving away free books, short stories, chapters, and box sets.

It's run by Instafreebie, which means you give them an email address, they sign you up for a newsletter, and you get a DRM-free epub, mobi, or (sometimes) pdf sent to you. It's pretty painless except for all the newsletters you'll then belong to.

Random observations

May. 22nd, 2017 08:56 pm
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• I've ordered, from Japan, a tenugui towel with an udon noodle design. It seemed like a good idea at the time, and to be fair the shipping was only £1.50. All the designs are amazing, but I was particularly struck by this. (Tell me that Yuuri Katsuki doesn't take one to the rink with him.)

• I also seem to be buying excessive quantities of culottes. (Well, two pairs, but you know.) For once I'm on trend. I know I have to buy now, before they disappear for another twenty years. I hate the fashion cycle.

Victor isn't the only one who has a phone case of himself

• This weekend I'm going to Belgium, and it's now clear that it's going to be boiling hot, like 28C/83F on Sunday. Currently reconsidering my packing list, plans, life choices, etc. (Don't laugh, people from elsewhere.) I still plan on climbing the Wall of Geraardsbergen but I'll have to do it early in the morning. And, you know, on foot. Needless to say.

gardening update, Monday 5/22/17

May. 22nd, 2017 02:04 pm
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(Back on my regular Monday schedule. *wry*)

two squash seedlings in clear plastic tubs . one squash seedling and two squash sprouts in clear plastic tubs

1. Tan and Tethera, Monday, 22 May 2017
2. Sethera, Azer, and Hovera

As you can see, the newest squash seeds (Azer and Hovera) have both sprouted. They peeked above the soil around 11pm Saturday night and have been going great guns since then. I will give them a week or two of growing before I decide which one gets to live.

six pepper seedlings in black plastic planters . six pepper seedlings in planters and assorted pots

3. peppers A2, A4, A6, B1, B3, and B5
4. peppers C2, C4, C6, D1, D3, and D5

six pepper seedlings in assorted pots . one pepper plant in a terracotta pot

5. peppers E2, E4, E6, F1, F3, and F5
6. the Lazarus pepper

All the peppers are enjoying another day trip outdoors. They will come back in around dinner time, because of the weather. (This has been a weirdly cold, wet spring, and that shows no sign of changing any time soon.) I think I will also bring the Lazarus pepper in tonight, though tomorrow I may finally be able to leave it out 24-7. I intended to do that over the weekend, but I've been a little jittery when temperatures keep dropping below 50F overnight.

The weather has also made it a little tricky to start moving the seedlings outdoors, since I don't want to just toss them out for twelve hours straight while I'm at work (yikes!) and my days off tend to be iffy on the weather front. I assume it can't stay cold forever, though.

And that's about it for the week. :)

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Catching up on New Worlds

May. 22nd, 2017 12:57 pm
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I’ve been very remiss in linking to my New Worlds posts over on the Book View Cafe blog (brought to you by my lovely Patreon backers). Here’s the full lineup to date:

If that stuff looks good to you, please consider becoming a backer!

And, for a bonus: I’ve been neglecting the Dice Tales community on Imzy, but I put up a new post today ranting about how combat-oriented rules can screw over plot.

Originally published at Swan Tower. You can comment here or there.

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99% of entries are locked and are likely to remain so. I am fairly freshly divorced, there are children to consider, it takes a while for me to trust people enough to let them into one of my main venting spaces. It's not you, it's me.

Just One Thing! (22 May 2017)

May. 22nd, 2017 02:52 pm
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.

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This is a system I don't know, and probably won't be playing - I'm not really into "Dark Fantasy" or any of the things they mention in the "if you love xxx you'll love this..." bit, and suspect it isn't really my sort of setting:


"Shadow of the Demon Lord is designer Robert J. Schwalb's dark fantasy RPG of grim heroism against a cosmic destroyer. In this fast-playing, low-prep March 2015 Kickstarter triumph, desperate heroes battle strange magic, unhinged cultists, and roaming mobs of undead while humanity's last great empire slides toward oblivion. Gamers who love Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, the Ravenloft and Midnight settings, Joe Abercrombie's The First Law novels, or heavy metal music will want this bargain-priced collection of DRM-free .PDF ebooks all about the Void That Hungers.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, the Wildlife Conservation Society.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$98. Customers who pay just US$13.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $44) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete 278-page Shadow of the Demon Lord corebook (retail price $20), the Demon Lord's Companion (retail $10), the Uncertain Faith sourcebook of divine magic (retail $12), and the fine introductory adventure Dark Deeds in Last Hope (retail $2).

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $23.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more titles worth an additional $54. What's in these supplements? The titles speak for themselves: Hunger in the Void (retail $12), Tombs of the Desolation (retail $10), A Glorious Death (retail $10), Terrible Beauty (retail $12), and Exquisite Agony (retail $10). Happy gaming!

At least one more title will be added after launch; "When a title is added after launch, ALL customers who previously purchased the bundle automatically receive the newly added title, REGARDLESS of whether or not they paid more than average. This is their reward for buying early.

Shadow of the Demon Lord resources

I think it looks like a reasonable deal, but I'm not going to be delving into it to see if I'm right or wrong. For this one you're on your own...

Hugos: Best Fan Artist

May. 22nd, 2017 03:16 pm
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Ok, yeah, I don't know where to start with this one, so I'm just going to muddle through and see where I come out. Read more... )


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