The Wee Hours

Apr. 23rd, 2017 03:46 am
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It's nearly 4 a.m. and I'm still wide awake. This undoubtedly is because I slept for a full twelve hours last night, and didn't wake up until nearly 1 p.m. I'm reading in bed, The Great Zoo of China, which is a repeat of Jurassic Park, only set in China, and with dragons instead of dinosaurs. The writing isn't great, dialogue rather stilted, but it's not a long book, so I'll finish it.

I've been watching "Big Love" on CraveTV - a TV show about a polygamist family in Utah - and there was a scene where women were lamenting being evicted from their homes on the FLDS compound with only five minutes to collect their things. I was astounded at how hard this hit me. I am not going into detail, but last October I was illegally evicted from where I was living in the Canadian Arctic with two hours to get out. This happened in the peak of polar bear season, which means peak tourist season; there were no hotel rooms and it was a really and truly horrible and dangerous situation which has left me traumatized and scared of my own shadow. I had no idea that the mere mention of eviction on a TV show would affect me as sharply as it did. Thank goodness I have a therapist.

I'm still thinking about the teaching ESL thing. I haven't made up my mind. It seems like a good idea. I can get certified online, and I can probably get financial aid for the cost of the course. But before I make any decision, I'll need to investigate the job market to see whether or not I'd be likely to get a job teaching English as a Second Language either locally or overseas. I'm 53, and many of the overseas options close at age 50, I am given to understand. I also don't live in a big city centre that attracts a lot of immigrants, and I'd be reluctant to move to another city, partially because I don't have the money to relocate. So I will have to research job opportunites and then make a decision. Also, it is a bit daunting, at my age, to be starting an entirely new venture. This is the part of my life where I always thought I'd be gliding towards retirement - my dad retired at 55, and my mum a couple of years after that - not starting anew. I am feeling timid, and will need to gather some courage to make a new life for myself.


Apr. 23rd, 2017 07:18 pm
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51 Farscape
all here )

More observations

Apr. 23rd, 2017 08:22 am
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• There is now, finally, a YoI community on Dreamwidth, [community profile] yurionicefans.

• Pressing onwards with French learning, or at least with Lingvist, which I'm actually enjoying. Last time I tried it, I felt like I got bogged down in endless variants of "peux, tuer, veux, viens..." (or words of that shape), but I seem to have pressed on past that now. It tells me I've learned 480 words so far. Devoting 15 minutes a day, it's really easy to add another 20+ words in that time, which adds up. We'll see how it all hangs together.

• Waiting with bated breath for the results of the first round of the French Presidential election. Among other things, looking for informed discussion has reminded me how American-centric Metafilter is. The US Presidential elections produced 5000+ comment threads, every few days, for months. The corresponding French thread has 33 comments. So I am watching BFM TV via Worldbox (a fantastic resource hidden within the depths of channel 834 by Virgin Media), even though I don't really understand it.

Doctor Who 10.02

Apr. 23rd, 2017 09:29 am
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Following New Who tradition of the new Companion first getting a trip to the future and then one to the past, this one offers a fuiture where Emojis survive as a major mode of communication. Which, let's face it, is likely. :)

Read more... )

Baby capybaras

Apr. 23rd, 2017 02:58 am
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From my son:

Some new baby capybaras were born and they are real dang cute!

CWA Notes 2017

Apr. 23rd, 2017 12:21 am
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I made it to eight panels at this year's Conference on World Affairs at CU. Back in college, I would skip most of my classes during CWA week and listen to at least 20, but recently I just pop in for a few interesting talks. Some interesting notes:
Hurricanes! )
Refugees: Crisis? )
Ambassador to Vietnam )
From China with climate data )
Politics, comedy, and lady parts )
Revelations of Art and Symbolism )
Equal opportunity Internet access )

Wow, that took a long time. I typed notes on a tablet during the conference, but it would've been hard to interpret. Retranscribing and contextualizing involved a lot more time-consuming typing than I expected.

364 Multi-Fandom Icons

Apr. 22nd, 2017 11:12 pm
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219 Multi-fandom Icons (includes variations)
56 Doctor Who, 14 Sapphire and Steel, 19 Humans
12 Once Upon a Time, 15 Merlin, 27 Empire, 76 Various TV

Another preview to another post behind the cut. )

men's clothing question

Apr. 23rd, 2017 05:39 am
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Posted by twistedm

Would a 21 or so year old Harry wear a "shirt" or a "top" for a first date? It's not a jumper/sweater, they are going out to lunch in June. It's green and Draco thinks it looks nice on him and I realized I don't know if Draco would think of it as a shirt, a top, or some other word.


364 Assorted Icons

Apr. 22nd, 2017 10:56 pm
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219 Multi-fandom Icons (includes variations)
56 Doctor Who, 14 Sapphire and Steel, 19 Humans
12 Once Upon a Time, 15 Merlin, 27 Empire, 76 Various TV

Another preview to another post behind the cut. )


Apr. 23rd, 2017 01:12 pm
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Hello Fandom!

Apr. 23rd, 2017 12:16 am
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Name: Steph or Viv
Age: 24
Country: USA
Subscription/Access Policy: Please keep an open mind on posts. I tend to tag heavily to warn people of my NSFW posts. If you feel as If I were missing a tag please let me know and I will add it. That's it. <3 Journal is 18+ and for mature audiences. 

Main Fandoms: Long Exposure, South Park, One Punch Man, In the Company of Shadows
Other Fandoms: Check Please, Mob Psycho, Yuri On Ice, The Raven Cycle, All for the Game (the Foxhole Court), The Captive Prince, CLAMP, Pretty much the entire MM book community/fandom. Bob's Burgers, Voltron, Hannibal.  Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Fire Emblem, Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, Skyrim. Marvel & DC Comics. Marvel & DC Cinematic Universe. Marvel TV shows. Deadpool. Yeah, Just Deadpool. 
*** Please note that I don't watch the DC TV shows.***

Fannish Interests: I read fan fiction. Occasionally write it. 
OTPs and Ships:Uhh... This is a long list. I'm a multi-shipper so I pretty much ship everyone? My OTP will forever be SasuNaru/ItaNaru though. 

Other Info: I do not like discourse. Over the years I've seen that the word has been abused and the early 2000' ship wars and character bashing has just been renamed "discourse." If you are a discourse heavy individual please ignore this post. 

On that note, I tend to post triggering content and tag heavily. My journal is 18+ although not every post is NSFW

Other than fandom I enjoy Ball Jointed Dolls, original novels, writing, and painting. I live with my Partner and our dog Rocky. I want to publish a novel someday and spend my free time drafting ideas and thoughts. Somedays I actually write! lol I'm a pretty chill person over all and am just looking for people with the same interests. 
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I wrote this for tumblr, where I've been writing about Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People a lot, and decided to crosspost this one here.

At this point, it’s actually a little sad that Saimdang: Light’s Diary and Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People are airing at the same time. Mind you, it’s not because one is easily one of the most hyped sageuks in years and isn’t performing well, while the other seems to have just been thrown out there as an afterthought and is pulling in good ratings, as well as better critical and popular response, it’s the content and themes. Personally speaking, I spent almost 2 years impatiently waiting for Saimdang, and was pretty sure it was going to be the best sageuk of the year when it did come out, something that I thought would hold true after watching the first two episodes. In contrast, Rebel was barely on my radar, and on my “watch now” list instead of “watch if people say good things while it airs” primarily because I liked Hwang Jin-Young’s previous sageuk (and only previous writing credit aside from a special) King’s Daughter Soo Baek Hyang. Halfway through their runs, Saimdang was moved to “I really like it but it could be better” status (with a lot of anger for how SBS execs screwed the show and LYA over, and now they’re taking their screwups out on the show, but I’m not going to dwell on that today) while Rebel has become the sageuk I just can’t see another sageuk surpassing it for a while. (Particularly since they all seem to at least partly center around the tropes and worldview that Rebel critiques.)

this ended up over 2500 words so here's a cut )

Scanlations: Yasha ch. 56

Apr. 22nd, 2017 09:46 pm
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Title: Yasha
Author: Yoshida Akimi
Publisher: Flower Comics
Genre: Shoujo
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Molly
Status in Japan: 12 volumes, complete
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Twelve-year-old Sei lives a normal, quiet life on a small island in Okinawa until one day a strange man who seems to know his mother shows up and tries to kidnap him. After that, nothing is normal or quiet in this sci-fi thriller from the author of Banana Fish.

Chapter Summary: With the threat to his uncle hanging over his head, Sei is forced to help the Amamiyas in their search for Dr. Smith's diary. But then Toichi comes up with an idea to let him know his uncle is safe.

Chapter 56

each one of us a queen

Apr. 23rd, 2017 12:14 am
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Tonight I went to see Anastasia on Broadway (it's still in previews, but opens next week). It was fantastic on several different levels, but one of the things I loved most was how great an adaptation of the movie it is—like, no spoilers, but it's really faithful to the movie while also being a really different show, and it works so well. I would also like to give a special shout-out to Dmitry's floppy hair, which was truly superb and made me a little weak in the knees.

We also went for delicious Russian food and vodka beforehand, because we were feeling thematic; so, in keeping with the theme, some Marina Tsvetaeva:

Hell, my ardent sisters, be assured )

mazeltov, n. and int.

Apr. 23rd, 2017 12:00 am
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OED Word of the Day: mazeltov, int. ‘Congratulations!’ (in Jewish society, expressing pleasure at a happy or auspicious event)

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