Daily Happiness

May. 22nd, 2015 22:35
torachan: black and grey kitten on the back of a chair (heidi on chair)
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1. I get to sleep in for three days in a row! Looking forward to that.

2. We had pizza for dinner tonight and I got Hawaiian, which I haven't had in a while. It was so delicious!

3. Tomorrow is the end of the pay period and I got most of the time card corrections entered today. Aside from any mistakes there might be tomorrow (hopefully none), I'm all done. I have to say, while there are things that annoy me about Kronos, it does have some advantages over TimeForce, the main one being that it doesn't take ages to enter changes.

4. Apparently Heidi was very interested in birds today. So interested, that she noticed them from her nest all the way across the room from the window and got up and went over there to see them (just needed some help getting up on her window seat) and actively watched them for a while.

Bird-watching kitty )
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--It feels odd to use "TGIF" when I need to get a ton of adaptation work done over the weekend, but hey, it's work I get to do at home on something more closely resembling my normal sleep cycle.

--This has been an exhausting week, and admittedly last night I both slept badly and had my alarm go off while I was mid-dream, resulting in a dream hangover, but the amount of caffeine I needed to keep from literally falling asleep at Casual Job was a bit horrifying. (So naturally it's now about 1 AM and I'm not in bed yet.)

--But! On Wednesday [personal profile] wildpear and I saw Age of Ultron (in 2D, thank heaven), which was my second time but her first. I did like the visuals a lot better than I did at the non-IMAX 3D showing I saw first, and I think overall it hung together better for me than it did the first time around, but...I still have mixed feelings about it.

--I think I'm overdue for an icon shuffle.

--Catching up on TV is still a bit of a far-off dream, but [personal profile] scruloose and I caught up on Orphan Black last night, and tonight I caught up on Penny Dreadful and saw two episodes of Person of Interest (leaving two more to finish the season, I think?).

I'm thinking of creating a second Twitter account in the name of having one that's specifically fannish (and probably locked). Since the part of my work I talk about by name online is manga adaptation, it's not like I can't be as geeky as I please on my [twitter.com profile] ysabet_m account, but...I don't know, having some sense of space would be nice. I think. (I say this bearing in mind that for several years I maintained two LiveJournal accounts--a flocked "personal" one and this account, which was specifically meant to be the geeky-and-public one--and ultimately I stopped liking the division and simply stopped updating the other account entirely.)cut for pondering the matter of usernames )
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May. 22nd, 2015 16:59
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Okay so I am *cracking the fuck up*

so I had this revelation a while ago that I might have either EDS or some similar hypermobility, because of things I remember doing as a kid that seemed perfectly normal but apparently aren't, but how the fuck can you tell because I'm basically immobile so any hypermobility tests wouldn't work

...today my mom comes in and we're talking and she mentions something for me to look up... "aylers denforth? I think it's a-h-l--" and I go "e h l, actually. ehlers-danlos." "?????? how do you know about it?" "I have friends that have eds."

and anyway it turns out that, like

both of my mom's sisters have been diagnosed with eds

and several of my cousins on that side

and her mom might have probably had it and just never got diagnosed

and she might have it

and I just kind of lost it laughing

(and then I had to explain why)

but yes. Probability that I actually do have EDS just ratcheted way up.

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May. 22nd, 2015 13:59
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Read more... )

Speaking of negative reviews

May. 22nd, 2015 14:45
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I ran across this one of an old juvenile dystopia:

John Neufeld very cynically wrote a young adult novel in which he did HIS level best to make the teenagers of America scared to death of a basically harmless and insecure Quaker in the White House.

The basically harmless and insecure Quaker being Richard Nixon.

On Josh Duggar and Mike Huckabee

May. 22nd, 2015 19:44
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TW child abuse, sexual assault

so, this is what i have to say about Josh Duggar.
Q: what's it called when you hush up your own children being raped to preserve your reputation?
A: it's called Omelas. and if you, like Mike Huckabee, care nothing about walking away from Omelas, i don't want to know you. that's all.

Dad is a bad Jew.

May. 22nd, 2015 11:28
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[personal profile] snarp
Dad: We're going to a thing for [name], they're giving him an award.

Me: What kind of an award?

Dad: It's a Jewish thing, he's... he's Jew of the Year.

Mom: No.

Dad: He is! It's a Jewish thing, a Jewish organization's giving him an award.

Me: The award is probably not "Jew of the Year."

Mom: It's not.

Dad: Yes, it is! It's a Jewish thing, it'll be full of Jews, and they'll all be like oy gevalt, oy gevalt -

Me: This is exactly why you've never won Jew of the Year.


May. 22nd, 2015 08:34
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Found out why we've been seeing more of the cardinals at the windowsill!

cut to maintain the suspense )

Greetings from...

May. 22nd, 2015 15:32
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[personal profile] yvi
... Switzerland. Where I am spending 4 days with the husband, the parents and sisters in-law and their boyfriends.

We're 1500 meters up, so it quite chilly. But pretty!


May. 22nd, 2015 08:05
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A short story I wrote as a challenge to myself.

Genre: Paranormal Mystery.
Summary: Humans are wonderful and so different. So are their monsters.

by Jean Cabot

This is Dene. Tall, black, failing to be mysterious. She loves to share about herself. She runs her own private detective agency, no case too paranormal. She has no employees, but she does have a sword and business cards calling her a professional dragonslayer. She hands her cards out to pretty much anyone she meets. You can find stacks of them on the counters of small businesses all over town.

She lives in Vancouver. One of the great things about a multicultural city like that is all the people with varied backgrounds that bring their vast wealth of knowledge, experience, and terrifying monsters to the community. There are over a hundred individual types of vampires, incidentally. The grossest, if you ask Dene, is the vampire that presents itself as a floating head that trails organs from the neck.

She has a lot of opinions about it.

There's one trying to bite her face right now.

"Shit, damn, hell, gosh, darn, HECK!" yelled Dene, racing underneath the head of what had been, during the day, nice Mrs. Sandha. Mrs. Sandha ran the daycare in Dene's clients neighbourhood. Dene hit the gooshy organs with a stick. The stick had been specially chosen. The stick had several branches and thick, nasty, thorns. Dene wore gloves to help with that last bit.

Read more )
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This terrible memefate

*I close Tumblr and am confronted with the Gdocs tab containing the first chapter of my paranormal romance novel Taken By Two Draculas*

I did it! I did it!

May. 22nd, 2015 06:40
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[personal profile] benedict
I ran my first fic exchange! I had a great co-mod ([personal profile] morbane) and great participants!

It was called Once Upon a Fic Exchange (community over at [community profile] once_upon_fic and it was about fairy-tales!

Here's the collection and it has a ton of good stuff in it!

My gift was a Goldilocks and the Three Bears origin story (spoiler: it involves a wizard. It's funny):

Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry? (1685 words) by makiyakinabe
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Fairy Tale)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Great Huge Bear
Additional Tags: Unreliable Narration, No Humans Were Harmed in the Making of This Story

How the Great, Huge Bear came to have a hat of his own, and what happened after.


And the fandoms I wrote were ALSO an origin story for Goldilcks and the Three Bears (mine involved internet dating) and the murder ballad Twa Sisters. I used The Bonny Swans as the basis for the Twa Sisters story to explain why on earth you'd make a harp out of a corpse.

They Met on eNatureHarmony (773 words) by Rosencrantz
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Fairy Tale)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Papa Bear/Mama Bear
Characters: Papa Bear (Goldilocks), Mama Bear (Goldilocks)
Additional Tags: desecration of an olive garden, First Meetings

Looking for honey in all the wrong places.


Harpsong (2366 words) by Rosencrantz
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Twa Sisters (Ballad)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Elder sister (The Twa Sisters), Middle sister (The Twa Sisters), Youngest sister (The Twa Sisters), Harper (The Twa Sisters)
Additional Tags: Corpse Desecration, Horror, Explanations, Ghosts

Why would you make a harp out of a body?

(bonus note for Harpsong: There's an entirely different story that was meant as humour linked in the notes that I wrote, then discarded. Just a little dvd extra!)

Oh, and during all this I moved to the new house and am typing this on my desk in my new apartment (part of the house) and GOSH it turns out that the desk was put together backwards the whole time I owned it before. It's a whole new paradigm put together right!

Daily Happiness

May. 22nd, 2015 00:30
torachan: black and grey kitten on the back of a chair (heidi on chair)
[personal profile] torachan
1. I was hoping to get out of work by one or one-thirty today and it ended up being more like two or two-thirty, but it still was less than a full day (yay) and at least the money for overtime is good, so there's that.

2. Kitty doesn't seem interested in much wet food at all, but she is eating a lot (for relative values of "a lot") of treats and drinking a lot of water, so at least she's got something going in her tummy.

3. The strawberry swiss rolls I love are on sale this week at work.

4. We took a nice walk this evening.

idle question

May. 21st, 2015 18:36
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I wonder if Tor will slapping Hugo Nominee on the cover of the next edition of Anderson's Hugo nominated* POS?


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