Children's stories

May. 27th, 2017 10:36 am
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 Favourite Oswin (age 3) moment this week.

Picking up a book of wild flowers and sitting down to read it (she loves flowers of every kind), we heard her 'reading' aloud:
"Once upon a time, there was a bluebell..."
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Name: Sara
Age: 27
Location: Finland
Tumblr/Goodreads/AO3/etc: I'm secondaccident pretty much everywhere you can think of. Expect for tumblr where you can find me under jimmmynovak (3 M's, obs obs)

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I'm Finnish Literature Major from Uni of Helsinki and I just graduated, so we're living interesting times since I don't know what to do with myself and my life after 6 years of more or less intense studying. I'm passionate reader and a book-lover. I do cosplay with my partner in crime and I've been doing that for 7 years now, so it's probably not going to change anytime soon. I'm terrible easily addicted to new things and I'm a sucker for all kinds of geeky things. LGBT rights, feminism and all that jazz. I'm pretty liberal in my views; if you're happy and not hurting anyone then I don't care what you are/what you like, it's probably cool by me. 

Top 5 Fandoms
: Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Harry Potter, Kingdom Hearts. These are probably my main ones I keep coming back to over and over again.

I mostly post about: Daily life, what I'm currently stressing/reading/eating/planning/doing/etc. I've never written a journal in English before, so I'm not sure what kind of topics I'll tend to go with this language. But since it's pretty hecking quiet in Finnish side of this site, I'm trying my wings out here as well. I'll probably worry a lot about cosplaying and how I hate my life choices, but hey, it's all in good humor.

I rarely post about: My relationship in terms of sex life or emotional struggles. Politics. I have strong political views, but current state of many things gets me so worked up and mad I feel it's just better not to write about those things after raging about them to all your friends and family.

My last three posts were about: Graduating, what I'm currently reading, money and how I really want to get our balcony to look nice, but how it's difficult when all out windows are facing South and it's like sauna out there and everything died last year, but now we're going to prepare ourselves to this battle with some tough-ass-plants that can survive in the sunlight.

How often do I post?
: I aim for once a week but some times I write more, some times less, I don't know what happens now when I try tackling two languages at once. I'm not stressing myself about this matter, I'll write when I feel like I have something to write about.

How about commenting
?: I comment if I feel like I have something to say. :)

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Bitty Bang - May Challenge

May. 27th, 2017 04:34 pm
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Fandom: Star Trek: the Original Series (Mirror Universe)
Title: In Worst Arms Shall See
Characters: Mirror!Kirk, Mirror!Spock
Word count: 2790 words
Summary: After Kirk's death at Spock's hands, Kirk gets stuck by Spock's side until Spock's last day. (note: canonical major character death)

Activity #02 - Icon Rainbow!

May. 27th, 2017 09:26 am
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Inspiration & Textures )

Rules:

* Make a rainbow! It works like this:

* Choose five consecutive colors from the color bands in the inspiration section above and make five icons in these five colors

* Each icon has to be primarily in that one color, but not strictly monochrome, as you can tell from the inspiration examples.
* You may (but don't have to) use the textures provided in the middle part of the inspiration section.
* If you can't finish your set, it is okay to enter fewer than five icons, but the colors of the icons you enter still need to be consecutive.
* Please submit your icons (icons and URLs) to this post, all in one comment (if possible).
* Everyone can participate, you don't have to be a member of this community.

* I collect all the icons from the comments and make a result post
* Everyone can leave comments on the inspiration and activity result posts
* There is no voting

Deadline: Saturday, June 17 2017, your end-of-day

New dS fic

May. 27th, 2017 02:27 am
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TITLE: As It Has For So Many Years
AUTHOR: [personal profile] ride_4ever
FANDOM: due South
PAIRING: Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski, Ray Vecchio/Ray Kowalski
GENRE: M/M
RATING: Teen & Up
WORD COUNT: 297
SUMMARY: Fraser experiences something. There's a Ray or two involved. Diefenbaker inquires about it.


Fic at AO3.
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One of my all time favourite Doctor Who stories.



The Doctor and Romana in Paris

Tuskless Elephants

May. 27th, 2017 02:10 am
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This made me laugh, because people are surprised  by it.  Guys, this is nothing more than natural selection of a typically varied population.  It's what always happens when predators whack the individuals with a certain trait -- it drops out.  Like the silent crickets of Kauai.

Custom Keyboards

May. 27th, 2017 02:07 am
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What you get when geeks are really into the typing experience.

LOL yes, Dvorak would bang these boys like a screen door in a hurricane.

Happy Birthday!

May. 27th, 2017 03:59 pm
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Happy birthday to [personal profile] the_rck! I hope your day improves, and I wish you a wonderful year to come!

Noble Prize

May. 27th, 2017 01:20 am
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It was the final day of the seminar (tomorrow and Sunday are the work shops). I got to attend a lecture by a Noble Prize winning biologist on the Hoxb8 gene. He was basically the inventor of the knockout mouse. It was a fascinating lecture and so complicated and yet he made it sound as easy as turning out a light. There was one on cardiovascular damage and exercise (interesting that mild-moderate exercise has health benefits but super heavy exercise doesn't add to it). And there was one on the evolution of our bodies driven in part by our aggressive nature (the terrifying thing was the graph that shows distinctly that we're in the safest era ever, less killing than even a hundred years ago. scary as hell).


I skipped out on the business meeting and went to the Beehive House and Lion house, Brigham Young's house. I wanted the tour since it's an important part of the history here. This was however where they set the Mormon missionaries loose on you. Every room was a tiny bit of history, huge plug for it's religious significance. Oh well. they were nice enough when I refused to take a book of mormon with me. I pitched their family values paperwork they put in my hand (not in front of them but anything saying marriage is only between men and women and sex outside of marriage is a sin God will hold you accountable for isn't for me).

I also went on a ghost tour but I'll post that tomorrow as I want to put up pics and I'm out of time (have to get up uber early tomorrow) I wanted to go with them tomorrow on their other tour but it doesn't start until 9. I don't mind walking back at 9 like I did tonight but midnight is later than I want to cruise the city alone on foot. I did manage to aggravate my good hip again on the tour. Granted I'm already in pain from all the walking and long sitting.

It's Fleet Week.

May. 27th, 2017 01:23 am
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I absolutely hate Fleet Week, and I'll tell you why.

Fleet Week involves air shows. Air shows sometimes end up sending fighter planes over my house. Fighter planes over my house panic me and bring me back to my third period class on 9/11, when they were right over my school. This is not good.

And I feel so stupid about it. Nobody I knew got hurt. Nobody I knew* was even there - the closest was Jenn, on the boat. She just walked off back into the terminal and went home. Likewise, my mother and I were both on Staten Island. (And trapped here for a week!) It's not like I had to flee Lower Manhattan with body parts raining down on me.

So even though "a lingering dislike of low-flying planes, especially fighter planes" is a very, very minor side effect of 9/11, I don't like having any at all, like it's somehow disrespectful to people who actually suffered and actually have PTSD. (And you don't need to tell me that this is a ridiculous position. Knowing that doesn't make it better, and I feel like the vicious cycle this can lead to is a bit self-evident.)

On the plus side, and there is a plus side, at least I'm aware it's Fleet Week. It's only really bad when I don't pay attention to the calendar and am completely taken by surprise. One year the airshow was a week late or something, and I ended up in the basement with the girls. They thought I was completely overreacting. And I was, but if I hadn't been, I might've just saved their lives, so whatever.

Edit: Actually, I had the bright idea after typing all this up to look at the schedule. Looks like all airshows have already happened. Boy, is that a relief. Worked myself up over nothing!

(Still don't like Fleet Week.)

* This is not strictly true. My mother's coworkers were all there, and I knew many of them. But you know what I mean, I hope. Anyway, they all survived with no physical injuries.

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May. 26th, 2017 09:52 pm
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1. I posted this on FB..."how would I go about adopting a kitty?" And...for some reason people interpreted that as meaning, I want to adopt a cat right now. (Uh no. I wanted to know how to go about it, because I've been considering it and want to explore the idea. If I wanted to adopt one right now, I'd say -- I want to adopt a cat, can you help?)

One friend emailed an ad from a real estate friend of hers, who'd apparently rescued a cat from a chimney. Apparently the rescuer can't take care of said kitty. The kitty is two weeks old, had just gotten some stitches on her chin from falling down the chimney. "See," said friend, "an incredibly beautiful kitty just fell from the sky for you."

I wrote back..."uh, thanks, but I need to figure out a few things first, such as where to put the kitty litter, etc..."

Her response..."well, I know someone who put the kitty litter in the bathtub and took it out when she needed to take shower. Always thought that was a bit dirty and gross myself, but worked for her. And when the time comes remember to buy 'The World's Best Kitty Litter'. "

Sigh. I told this story to my Mom.

ME: "I posted on FB about how to go about adopting a cat. They interpreted that as meaning adopting a cat this minute or this weekend. So now, people are throwing cats at me."
Mother: They clearly don't know you very well.

Yes, I plan on doing it eventually. I just have to work my way up to it. Just as I have to work my way up to buying new furniture.

It's not that I don't necessarily like change...I just have to worry my into it.

2. Finally watched the televised version of Dirty Dancing all the way through, from beginning to end, instead of snippets.

Mother: Why did they feel the need to do a televised remake of the film?
Me: Well it's actually adapted more from the musical version of the film.
Mother: Except it's more like the film version -- I can't see how they could do the logs and lake bit in a stage musical.

We both agreed the original movie was better. spoilery review )

3. Very happy it is Friday. Work has been making me crazy all week long. Overslept this morning. But there was an early quit due to the holiday weekend. So hurray.
Yay -- three day weekend.
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I had to guess using my history, and there were a few I had open for long term use and now I don't remember what they were.

Very annoyed.

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May. 26th, 2017 06:50 pm
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Netflix movie Whip It )

I just finished a great book, The Disastrous Mrs. Weldon by Brian Thompson. She was a true Victorian eccentric. From the moment she was born she was overweening ego and kept grudges for everyone who ever crossed her, real or imagined.

She dreamed of a career as a singer and formed an alliance with the French composer, Gounod. He was her pet? Submissive? Lover? Collaborator? Anyway, the time he spent with her exhausted him.

One of the positive things she did accomplish through many the lawsuits she brought was public examination of the lunacy laws (because of one her life’s adventures). These laws made it too easy for inconvenient people to be locked away.

The author wrote this book because of multiple volume autobiography she wrote. In French, published in France because she would have been sued for all the libel the thing contained.

I wish the author had other books; I really like his style.

Highly recommended.

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