Don't Mess with Meatball

Jul. 20th, 2017 09:57 am
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meatball the cat chomping grass
Meatball doing his best pirate impression.

Every morning I take Meatball out to our vegetable garden. He likes to explore and chew bits of long grass. It's a good outdoor spot for him because it's fenced; I worry without some kind of boundary he'll run off after a chipmunk and get lost (or worse).

But today, there was a rabbit in the garden--almost full grown--and he went for it. (He was not pleased with me when I hauled him back inside.)

I know some cats are more confrontational than others, but is it common for cats to chase animals as big as they are? Does your cat do this?

New Discord Server

Jul. 19th, 2017 08:52 pm
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Invitation to The Lawn discord server

The Lawn

I know there are already Imzy Discord servers and many other places we may be congregating, but I haven't found a pan-fandom, pan-fanworks-focused one that isn't full of "Think of the children!" rules.

30 icons

Jul. 19th, 2017 09:48 pm
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I promised myself that I'd make at least one icon per episode during this rewatch. So here are my S1 icons.
8 20 22
The rest at [personal profile] fuesch.

Rewatch Week Twelve

Jul. 18th, 2017 04:25 pm
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This week we're watching Series Two, Episode 4!


1. No live watchalong, so no timezones to worry about
2. (Re)watch the episode when you have the chance, then come squee!
3. No chatroom component, let's keep the discussion on Dreamwidth
4. PLEASE share in the comments: fic ideas, drabbles, icons, artwork, meta, random things you notice, songs you love, trivia, gifs you've posted on tumblr, etc, anything inspired by the episode.
5. There's no time limit on participation. You can join in any day of the week, not just Tuesday. One post doesn't 'close' when the next one goes up. Even if you're a week (or three) behind, you're welcome.
6. Possible SPOILERS in the comments for the entirety of LoM and also Ashes to Ashes.



Resources: screencaps | transcripts

The Book of Chinese Beliefs

Jul. 18th, 2017 12:14 am
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The Book of Chinese Beliefs by Frena Bloomfield

A book that includes every day religious practices and like beliefs, and also some information on other everyday practices.
Read more... )
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Just a small signal-boost for those who might be interested:

One of my longtime frustrations with the social-networking ecosystem has been the cross-posting situation. Yes, it's fairly easy to set things up so that, when you post here, a link gets posted to Facebook. But the fact is, not too many people follow those links. What I really want is to be able to post here, and automatically copy the post over to there, so folks can read it directly. (I can wish that all my friends were here, but the fact is, Facebook is still the 800-pound gorilla; if it doesn't show up there, most of my friends won't see it.)

So a little while ago, I sat down with IFTTT (which has finally gotten powerful enough), and puzzled out how to do this right. This IFTTT Applet takes your Dreamwidth RSS feed as its input, and requires that you hook IFTTT up to your Facebook account. Given that, whenever you post something to Dreamwidth, it (eventually -- it takes a while) reads that post off your RSS feed, rebuilds the HTML into something that looks acceptable on Facebook (basically, it turns your post into Markdown), and posts it as a status update on Facebook, with a link back to the original DW article.

I can't promise that it's perfect -- it handles the most common HTML, but almost certainly will choke on complicated stuff. But it seems to be a pretty good compromise, and I've been using it successfully for a month or two now.

Here is the source code for the Filter at the heart of that, if anybody wants to take it in hand and enhance it for their own use. For an example of how things get translated, see this DW post and how it looks on Facebook.

Use it as appropriate, and please pass this along to anybody who might care...

Current Reads

Jul. 17th, 2017 10:24 am
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I just finished reading the start of another series (The Order of the Sanguines) called The Blood Gospel.


A soldier, a priest, and an archeologist walk into a bar... not really. They are all in Israel in an attempt to uncover the Blood Gospel, a book reportedly written by Christ in his own blood. And hey! The Bathory story is also woven into this story. There are vampires, called the Strigoi, and those called Sanguinists. The latter are priests that follow the church and drink a wine infused with Christs blood by special consecration or blessing, as opposed to human blood. This is all brought about by an old prophecy and the book ends before a new mission so I am assuming book 2 will pick right up.


Another book I am reading, published in 1887, is called Ten Days in a Mad-House written by a woman named Nellie Bly, a reporter, who fakes her way into an insane asylum in order to report her findings on the treatment of patients, etc... I instantly think Lana Winters from season 2 of American Horror Story. What's sad is the treatment reported within this book is happening all around us.

Lemon Rosemary Grilled Cheese

Jul. 16th, 2017 12:32 pm
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This is inspired by a place by my work that does something similar, but with pear compote.

Ingredients:

* Sharp white cheddar (mine came from CostCo, the Coastal stuff)
* Rosemary bread (mine came from Trader Joe's)
* Lemon curd (another thing from Trader Joe's)
* Butter (I did unsalted, the cheddar is plenty salty enough)

Tools:

* Toaster Oven
* Frying pan and oven

Steps:

* Lightly toast one side of the rosemary bread in the oven
* One one slice of rosemary bread, put a pile of chopped up white cheddar chunks on the toasted side. Put it back into the toaster oven until the cheese gets pretty melty.
* While that's going on, spread lemon curd on the other piece of bread, on the toasted side.
* Put a pat of butter in your frying pan and melt it
* Take your melted cheesy bread out of the toaster oven, put both pieces together so the cheese of one side is against the lemon curd of the other
* Put your sandwich into the pan, swish it around, flip it to the other side--this will make sure that both sides have butter as you pan toast.
* Toast both sides of your sandwich in the pan with the butter, flipping as necessary. When it's toasted to your liking, put it on a plate.
* Tada! Fancy grilled cheese.

Lady of Eyre

Jul. 13th, 2017 11:44 pm
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Lady of Eyre by Tom Rogneby

Fourth and final (thus far) book of the Minivandians. Spoilers for the earlier ones ahead.

Read more... )

Million Dollar Outlines

Jul. 12th, 2017 12:16 am
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Million Dollar Outlines by David Farland

Outlines are, in fact, only one aspect of what this how-to-write book covers. It does concentrate on the big picture, like what emotion appeals work for what audiences, story structure, building (and orchestrating) characters, what sorts of conflicts are involved, and many other useful things.

What Annoys You In Fan Fiction?

Jul. 11th, 2017 03:22 pm
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It's hot and I'm snarky, let's go!

You know the feel, you find a fic with the perfect pairing and the perfect plot, (or no plot) you sit gleefully down with a drink and...ugh. The things. Whatever things they are. Over use of the word touche, a wall of text, surprise infidelity or MAJOR CHARACTER DEATH!

😤

So, what are your fan fiction irritants?

Rewatch Week Eleven

Jul. 11th, 2017 07:40 pm
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This week we're watching Series Two, Episode 3!


1. No live watchalong, so no timezones to worry about
2. (Re)watch the episode when you have the chance, then come squee!
3. No chatroom component, let's keep the discussion on Dreamwidth
4. PLEASE share in the comments: fic ideas, drabbles, icons, artwork, meta, random things you notice, songs you love, trivia, gifs you've posted on tumblr, etc, anything inspired by the episode.
5. There's no time limit on participation. You can join in any day of the week, not just Tuesday. One post doesn't 'close' when the next one goes up. Even if you're a week (or three) behind, you're welcome.
6. Possible SPOILERS in the comments for the entirety of LoM and also Ashes to Ashes.



Resources: screencaps | transcripts

more about wonder woman

Jul. 11th, 2017 12:57 pm
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Alaina Leary at Teen Vogue:

How Disfigured Villain's like Wonder Woman's 'Dr. Poison' perpetuate stigma

Similar to previous linked articles here, but includes a wider critique of media by including Voldemort, Darth Vader, and others.

Game of Thrones

Jul. 11th, 2017 05:43 am
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Neda Ulabe for All Things Considered at NPR:

Game of Thrones finds fans among disability rights activists too

You can read or listen to this piece.

Discussion: Wonder Woman movie

Jul. 10th, 2017 11:30 pm
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Is anyone interested in a discussion of this film? I'm guessing by now a lot of people have seen it and so far I get the impression the general reviews have been positive. What do you think? I believe she definitely qualifies as an awesome woman. :-)

Disclaimer: My only knowlegde of the character stems from DC's animated series, I haven't ever read a WW comic but I'm told by more knowledgeable fans the animated series got her essence right.

Some points to talk about:

- portrayal of Amazons
- representation of different kinds of women in general
- Diana as a role model
- fun factor :-)
- portrayal of Steve Trevor and his interactions with Diana
...

Art: Rey from Star Wars

Jul. 10th, 2017 11:22 pm
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This is actually inspired by a fic, but it works on its own as well.

Title Rey meditating
Artist: [personal profile] mekare
Rating: G
Character: Rey
Inspired by: Jacket, Droid, Lightsaber by [personal profile] imaginary_golux
Summary: The fic that inspired this points out that abundant water is a new thing for Rey once she's with the rebels. Apparently she gets fascinated by washing machines and uses them for meditation.

art behind the cut )
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 Title: Happy Birthday!
Artist: [personal profile] little_cello 
Character: Sam
Rating: White Cortina
Notes: It's John Simm's birthday! And following my yearly tradition, I've done a painting of him to celebrate the occasion. \o/

Painting under cut )

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