Daily Happiness

May. 25th, 2016 00:39
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1. I actually got out of work on time! And since the accounting lady is back from her trip to Japan, and we now have an assistant accounting lady, which means that I no longer have to do the accounting on the main accounting lady's day off, I will have an extra hour to hour and a half tomorrow that I would have been doing accounting stuff, so I should probably be able to come home on time tomorrow, too! Tuesday and Wednesday are the days where I almost always end up staying late, so it's always a pleasant surprise to come home on time.

2. I finished another manga chapter. That's it for all the stuff I "need" to release this month, I think. Now to concentrate on other stuff for the last few days of the month. :D

3. I was poking around Amazon trying to think of something to get my mom for her birthday and saw they had the first two seasons of Murder She Wrote for $10 each, so I got her those. Plus they had Prime next day shipping so I ordered last night and they arrived today!

4. I'm trying to stop drinking soda again and today I managed to get through the day without any. Now if I can just keep this up.

5. Molly face!

Woo hands

May. 24th, 2016 22:05
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Saw hand pt today. She is awesome.

Interesting tidbit: she thinks / is fairly sure that I have some form of hypermobility (apparently crackling achy finger joints is a clue), which is a nice confirmation of my own suspicions. Not that I can prove hypermobility at this point, but. (I also realized today that some of my pseudo-mobility, e.g. Arm movement wren shoulders are fused , may be because of hypermobile/stretchy bits.)

She made an awkward disapprovey face when I mentioned crochet though.

Anyway I have compression gloves (in fashionable beige) and a shiny new nighttime brace:

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Fandom/Geeky Things

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] firecat, "Searching for Glendower: Reflecting on The Raven Cycle". [a roundtable at Women Write About Comics; there's a warning partway through before they get into major spoilers]

Over at [dreamwidth.org profile] ladybusiness, [dreamwidth.org profile] owlmoose posted "Closing the File on Agent Carter".

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] musesfool, a breakdown of the different organizations/factions/players in Orphan Black (spoilers, obviously!). [Reddit thread]

"“Girls Can Sell Toys,” Says Krysten Ritter, Realizing Jessica Jones Doesn’t Have an Action Figure".


Useful

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] cofax7, "How to Make Rich, Flavorful Caramel Without Melting Sugar". [Serious Eats]

The OxfordWords blog offers "6 punctuation marks you might be using incorrectly".

"The Line Remaking Men’s Clothes For Women’s Bodies".


Cute Stuff

"PHOTOS: Star Wars Pug crawl in Portland".

A two-minute video on Facebook of an up-close and personal encounter with a baby elephant seal. SO CUTE.

"This Man Rescued These Foxes And Now They Won’t Leave His Side".


Miscellaneous

At Tor.com, Kameron Hurley talks about her about-to-be-released book The Geek Feminist Revolution. "I am still more likely to find my work remembered when people ask, “Who are your favorite women writers?” than “Who are your favorite science fiction writers?” And that, there, demonstrates how categorization and erasure happen in our back brains without our conscious understanding of what it is we’re doing. Yes, I’m a writer, but..."

"15 Reasons Why Christopher Pike Was The Best YA Horror Author Ever". [Buzzfeed]

"Google aims to kill passwords by the end of this year: Android users will be able to log in to services using a combination of their face, typing patterns and how they move". [The Guardian]

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] oursin, " The foul reign of the biological clock: It seems like the concept of the biological clock has been with us forever. In fact, the metaphor was invented in the late 1970s. And it has been used to reinforce sexist ideas ever since". [The Guardian]

"Japanese book “nekotan” teaches foreign language the best way possible: by talking about cats". [RocketNews24]


On The Toast:

--"The Pitch Meeting for Animaniacs".

--"WHY YOU KEEP HAVING THE SAME FIGHT EVERY TIME: A TEXT GAME". [Mallory Ortberg]

Thyroid redux

May. 24th, 2016 20:15
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Draft of message to my doctor (and yes I plan on finding a new gp).
Comments welcome

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Bicultural

May. 24th, 2016 15:11
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There is a meme that attacks scientific ignorance. It says, “52% of the population refutes the Big Bang theory.” At this time, no one can refute the Big Bang theory; 52% of the population denies the Big Bang theory.

Misc. linkspam

May. 24th, 2016 15:01
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"In a digital archive of fugitive slave ads, a new portrait of slavery emerges".

"How Flowers Help Us Understand Why Bridges Collapse".

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] sovay, the Paleontological Research Institution has a Kickstarter for "Ammonoid Plushie - a new Paleozoic Pal".

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] yhlee, "The Plan to Avert Our Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse: A new report estimates that by 2050, drug-resistant infections will kill one person every three seconds, unless the world’s governments take drastic steps now". [The Atlantic]

I saw this go by on Tumblr a week or two ago, and then it was mentioned again in a [dreamwidth.org profile] ladybusiness linkspam. Science!Tumblr rallies to answer the question of whether a malachite stalactite can be safely used as a dildo. There's no science like Tumblr science, folks.

Sarah Kurchak posted about Justin Trudeau and #elbowgate...for the mixed martial arts blog she writes for. *^^* "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Threw An Elbow In the House of Commons, Should Stick To Boxing". [Fightland]

"Stop Telling Single Women How to Find a Man".

"The Curious Case of the Weapon that Didn’t Exist". [The Public Medievalist]

"What the Heck Is Blue Raspberry?" [Mental Floss]

"Makeup artist Lexie Lazear has been transforming herself into famous paintings, with some truly incredible results". [Buzzfeed]

"Special Agents: The Women of SOE". [The Paris Review, May 2012]

"Everything We Know About How the FBI Hacks People". [Wired]

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] oursin, "Cadavers in pearls: meet the Anatomical Venus: They were reclining beauties with ecstatic expressions – and lift-out intestines. Enter the necrophiliac world of 18th-century anatomical models". [The Guardian] "It is a truism of sitcoms that, whenever there’s a conversation about violence towards testicles, men always cross their legs. As a woman, reading Anatomical Venus, you will want to fold yourself protectively over everything, wrap your arms around your kidneys and liver, run some barbed wire round your reproductive area." File this under "sounds really interesting, and I am personally so not reading the book discussed here".

From comments on someone else's locked post: "How Our Brains Stop Us Achieving Our Goals and How to Fight Back". (Content note: dieting talk in some of the discussion, alas.)

"Swarms of Octopus Are Taking Over the Oceans". [Gizmodo]

On RocketNews24:

--"Shockingly huge, exquisite egg sandwiches found in Tokyo".

--"We know it’s hard, Super Mario fans, but please resist the urge to punch this Tokyo Station sign".

The Past Is an Alien Planet

May. 24th, 2016 11:50
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I may have first thought of the literature of the past as a kind of science fiction when I saw the The No-Fear Scarlet Letter, with the original and an "easy-to-understand translation" on facing pages (and it is of course half again as old as it was when I read it). Jane Austen’s books read like tales of an alien culture that needs explanation, and of course Jo Walton found the customs detailed in Anthony Trollope’s mimetic works so strange that she ascribed them to cannibal dragons, in Tooth and Claw. Even Henry James is old enough by now to be fantastic: Daisy Miller must die because she spoke to an Italian outdoors after dark. WTF?

This post was inspired by [livejournal.com profile] mrissa’s excellent discussion of Too Like the Lightning and [livejournal.com profile] nellorat meeting the challenges of making A Room with a View intelligible to her students.
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The UK wages war upon psychoactive substances, which of course does not include alcohol and caffeine.

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] andrewducker

Surrender

May. 24th, 2016 07:31
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The flags we placed on the moon have all turned white, which is an excellent metaphor for what happened to our effort to escape the ass end of the gravity well.

Thanx to File 770

Hostile takeover

May. 24th, 2016 07:23
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therabidpuppies.com has been pounded in the butt by Chuck Tingle.

Thanx to File 770

Fail better

May. 24th, 2016 06:38
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Kameron Hurley says, “Don’t quit.”

ETA: Oh, and her nonfiction book, The Geek Feminist Revolution, is about to be published. Read it.

Nashville

May. 24th, 2016 06:17
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Listening to Johnny Cash & Jerry Lee Lewis in my teenage years, I never figured my first visit to Music City would be for a two-woman wedding, but it was and we had a great time. Felicitations, Terry & Luisa. We made it back OK despite the incompetence of Orbitz.

Good news

May. 24th, 2016 10:34
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My mother's tumour was not malignant. It was caused by a gallstone getting lodged somewhere it shouldn't and the body trying to protect itself by growing tissue around it. She's healing well from the operation and will be fine just as soon as her digestive system gets used to its new arrangements ;-)

Daily Happiness

May. 24th, 2016 01:11
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1. I had a nice, relaxing day off.

2. I got another chapter of manga finished, as well as some other stuff. Not as productive as I had hoped to be, but whatever.

3. I finished reading another book! That makes a whopping six this year, but considering how dire the last several years have been for me readingwise, I'm pretty excited about it.

4. I finally got my ballot filled out and mailed. As always, I'm eternally grateful to live in a state where you can vote by mail. It just makes things so much easier.

5. Lately Chloe has been enjoying this box that [personal profile] kiwimusume sent her all the way from Japan.

My Wiscon panel schedule

May. 23rd, 2016 22:38
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Will you be coming to Wiscon?

We All Start Somewhere: Welcoming Social Justice Newbies
Fri, 4:00–5:15 pm
Conference 4
Moderator: Jacquelyn Gill.
Many people aren't born into families that talk a lot about or value social justice. We come from all different backgrounds with all different kinds of experiences. When someone wants to gain a better understanding of and start practicing social justice, how do we, as a community, welcome them and offer opportunities for education? How do we deal with the same basic questions over and over again? What do we do well? What could we do better?

Privilege in the Kitchen: Food Snobbery and Culinary Condescension
Sat, 2:30–3:45 pm Caucus
Foodieism is all the rage these days and while there's nothing wrong with making and enjoying good food, it seems to go hand in hand with a sense of condescension when it comes to cheap, simple fare; fattening foods (except for bacon, of course); and "poor food," the kind of thing prepared with a packet of this and a couple cans of that. Let us discuss economics, classism, racism, sizeism, and ableism in the ways we prepare, present, and talk about food.

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