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I signed up for Stony Trumps Hate, and you should too!

I have much more confidence about my ability to blitz through deadlines now than I did years ago, so am trying to sign up for more exchanges, auctions, etc, that won't take over my life or take time away from my personal projects. Tried to sign up for a Pinch Hit last night but boooo, I got there too late ):


electrogastrogram now has four kudos on ao3! That's more feedback than when I had it up for sale! AHAHAHAHHAHA no seriously this is funny. I am so not made to do this self-publishing bit, since I fail so hard at it. Perhaps I should look into seeing about sending books to agents again? But exhaustion says no.

We'll see who wins this round, exhaustion. The war ain't over yet! *seethes*


My day is basically formatting the rest of hooversuck, finally getting the latest issue of Poe Dameron to read because I hear there is MEAT PASTE (cough cough thank you Lynda cough), and if I have the energy for it, poking at that mostly-done Kylux fic I have open to see if I can get it post-ready. It's been too long, Kylux fandom. I am ready to come back home.
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April reading

Apr. 30th, 2017 09:08 pm
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 Not quite so many books this month as I had a couple of very large volumes to plough through!







W: Work
L:  Leisure
R: Re-read
Rev: Review

April

Max Adams
The King in the North: the Life & Times of Oswald of Northumbria (L)

Helen Rappaport
Petrograd 1917: Caught in the Revolution (L)

Fabio Benzi & Francesco Leone
Giacomo Balla: Designing the future (L)

Zelfira Tragulova, Faina Balakhovskaya & Evgena Petrova (eds)
Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 (L)

Stacy Schiff
The Witches: Salem 1692, a History (W)

Peter H Wilson
The Holy Roman Empire: a Thousand Years of Europe's History (W)

Michael Green
The Art of Coarse Golf (R)

I've read numerous books on the topic of Salem over the years- for as many of you know the seventeenth century is my period of history from a professional perspective and I have to say that Stacy Schiff's book is the best I've read. It avoids the myths, legends and writings of history backwards from a contemporary eye and presents us with the plain facts, although they are grisly enough, in truth.

Peter Wilson's Holy Roman Empire is huge- nearly a thousand pages- but a good general intro,  although I do feel he should have placed the timeline at the start of the book not at the end as the period is hugely complicated for non experts and it's easy to get lost in the detail.




Sleep meds

Apr. 30th, 2017 07:42 am
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Ahhh, my old friend, medicinal grogginess. It's better than the fatigue, though, which is (and feels) wildly different. I dislike hypersomnia due to medication, but after so long of INsomnia, even Jesse says it is okay.

I'd left the psych ward with Ambien, only to find that even at its max dose (10 mgs), I only sleep three hours on it. We will try adjusting when to take the drug, but I can't go any higher on it and it's not a drug I want to mix with any other sedative.

So we tried Seroquel again, with Jesse glued to the computer less than 7 feet away, on the watch for anaphylactic shock. (Thanks to the overdose on this med, I was a little worried.) Instead I slept deep and well and long. Really long.

Like time, there is no real "catching up" on sleep. But I sure as hell am not upset by it. Assuming this goes well, the hypersomnia should be a vanishing side-effect soon. "Assuming" being a wild assumption, of course, but for today, I can say I slept and slept well.

Meds, meds, and more meds. The med-go-round. It's like a regular merry-go-round, except you never know if it's going to start going so fast it'll sling you into orbit or if it will just lock down and rust up entirely.

Medication maladies post, preserved for medical reasons: WRITTEN.

And Now Have All My Travels Ended

Apr. 30th, 2017 07:53 pm
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Posted by John Scalzi

Back at home. For good, this time. For a whole month and change. I hardly know what I will do with myself!

(What I will do with myself: 1. Catch up on sleep. 2. Pet the cats. 3. Write more on the next book.)

To everyone who came to see me on tour, all the booksellers who hosted me, and all the friends who kept sane on the road: Thank you, thank you, thank you. It was a wonderful time. But I am glad to be home.

 


Sumo Wheelchair

Apr. 30th, 2017 12:00 pm
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Posted by Miss Cellania

Twitter user Matt Alt posted this image taken backstage at Ryōgoku Kokugikan, a sporting arena used for sumo wrestling in Tokyo. What's the difference? The wheelchair on the left is standard issue; the wheelchair on the right is sized for a sumo wrestler. It's no doubt built pretty sturdily, too. -Thanks, John Farrier!

Fic: Earth Day Orgy

Apr. 30th, 2017 02:15 pm
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Okay, so as I may have mentioned before, I participated in the Earth Day edition of [community profile] firewhiskeyfic, and it was AWESOME.

First, I had a great time that night drunk chatting with everyone as we created our ~masterpieces.
Then, I got to read my fic when it posted (trust me, I was drunk enough that it was aa much a surprise to me as it was to everyone else), and now, I ended up winning something! *g*

Here's my participation banner.

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And here's my "Best Use of Prompt" banner! *glee*

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Thanks to the fabulously talented [personal profile] sdk for the pressies! <3

In addition, you can check the fic out at the community, HERE, or below.

I'm reposting the story here in my journal uncorrected because, well, I'm pretty sure no amount of corrections will make this story any better. *g*

Brace yourselves.

Title: Earth dy orgie
Author: alisanne
I am of legal drinking age in my region: Hahahah yes
Pairing(s)/Characters/Fandom: Um, a bunch? Luna/Bane, Severus/Hrry, Seveurs/Lucius, ROn/Shielsa (made up character) there may be others who knows
Challenge: Earth Day, Luna Lovegood, The Black Lake, Camping, Centaur.
Summary: I hate these when I sober, so….
Rating/Warnings: Um…R maybe. Whatever the mods decise
Word count: ~744 ish
Author's Notes (if any): Okay, so since I’m not supposed to say who I am I guess I can just say that I was really snoozled by the tim I finisghed this. Yay drunk writing!

Earth dy orgie )

Bees!

Apr. 30th, 2017 12:22 pm
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by relative size to each other

I want this poster to use as a reference for art things.

This is important

Apr. 30th, 2017 03:02 pm
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Also, listen up: gender is a spectrum. The closer you look at ANYTHING the blurrier the lines get. INCLUDING GENDER. LIFE is complicated
--Adam Savage

Read the whole thing.
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And the rest of the Year Two Kickstarter bookplates!

- Las Vegas Aces on a BOAT
- Jack and Bitty, a wee bit older
- Dex had to let Nursey know that last shot? Clutch!
- Nursey, the enlightener. And they didn’t even argue later.
- Frozen lakes and kisses
- Why Do Teenage Boys Do Dumb Stuff To Their Hair?
- A kiss for good luck
- The original OTP

Moving images?

Apr. 30th, 2017 02:41 pm
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Hey there,

I've got a question I'm hoping someone might have some insight into! I previously hosted my fandom manips on LJ and hotlinked them on DW, but now I'd like to get them off LJ entirely. However, I also use the LJ images to post into Archive of Our Own.

When I try to link to dreamwidth hosted images on Ao3, they only show up intermittently or not at all. I've heard some talk that DW hosted images can only be used on DW, does anyone know if that's true?

If that's the case, what is everyone else using for their non-LJ fandom image hosting needs?

Hello!

Apr. 30th, 2017 01:35 pm
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NAME: Logan
AGE: 24
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Music, art (specifically colored pencil and photography), poetry, reading, goth culture, goth music, LGBT things, animals, gender identity. I mostly post about my life more than fandom things, so there's probably going to be some variation in topics posted about, but expect some goth related, some mental health related, some gender identity related. I guess I'm not entirely certain how things will be going forward, I left LJ a while ago so I've been out of the blogging world for a bit!
LOOKING FOR: I guess some shared interests. I'd like people who I can interact with who also are interested in interacting with me. While I don't really post about fandom things, I don't mind if you do! I still enjoy reading about fandom things.
ANYTHING ELSE?: I sometimes, when highly anxious, won't be as active. I also probably will not comment on literally every entry you post. I'm more the type of person to comment when I actually have something to say or a genuine reaction, versus commenting just for the sake of commenting. I do try to comment regularly, though.
ALSO KNOWN AS: n/a
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I never used to have to worry about chocolate oxidizing because we would always eat it too quickly for it to matter. Oops. [personal profile] schoolpsychnerd is pretty sure we bought this chocolate in December. And to think that we were doing so well with getting through our backlog!
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