Camp Nano

Apr. 30th, 2017 01:25 pm
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Well, I didn't meet my 10K goal for Camp Nano this month, but I DID manage to write more this month than the rest of the year combined, so I'm calling is a win. And I feel like I have a lot more motivation to sit down and write now, so I'm hoping I can keep this up and get myself consistently writing again. I truly enjoy writing, and still want to go pro when I'm ready. It's just been hard to motivate myself these past few years. When my Depression got bad, well... it threw everything off. Including my creativity. I think I needed a good kick in the writing pants, and this was it.

I'm still doing GYWO, of course, so that helps me keep track as well. And I'm feeling... clearer? now than I have felt in a while. Writing is how I express myself. And I haven't been expressing myself. This is healing. I'm healing. And it feels good.


Apr. 30th, 2017 04:15 pm
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Name: angelique, and missangelique999 has been my handle for many, many moons
Age: thirty six years young
Location: floriderr, usa
Gender: specifically female

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: music is life. wannabe film buff. night beach lover. sarcasm, because it's legal to stab people with words.

Top 5 Fandoms: I don't have the fandoms down pat, yet.

I mostly post about: the fam. life. and lists. & I share art I appreciate.

I rarely post about: fandoms. teehehe

My last three posts were about:"speed dating(with friends)", a "delightful" smoothie recipe, & a 10 year personal health map.

How often do you post? several times a day.

How about commenting? I comment more than I receive. I love to give.

A GIF to describe how your day has been so far:
cleaning minion
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I will do comments later when I'm not running around doing stuff with my mother, but I really appreciate everyone who offered hugs or links or anything at all. The rest of last night/today has been significantly less awful, and my mom and I had a decent time making stuff for the pagan festival until 5 am last night, so things are much better. Early Beltane celebrations and more stuff to sell is on the docket today, and then home tonight.

Music meme catchup while I have my coffee:

4. A song that reminds you of someone you'd rather forget about
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel -- Billy Joel

Most people I seriously don't want to think about aren't really linked to music, or at least any music I can remember, which is good, but this one has some connections that makes it hard to listen to sometimes.

5. A song that needs to be played LOUD
The Hardest Button to Button -- the White Stripes

The rest of the meme. )


Apr. 30th, 2017 01:18 pm
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Name: Logan
Age: 24
Location: Chicago, IL
Gender: Genderqueer

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
I'm a fairly goth, music, and art obsessed person. I'm studying to become a therapist. I love animals, I'm loyal, and I am fairly creative. INFP, Gemini sun/Sagittarius moon, empath.

Top 5 Fandoms:
I do not really participate in fandoms, to be honest.

I mostly post about:
My life, goth things, clothes, music, animals, art, gender/trans things, mental health stuff.

I rarely post about:
Legitimate fandom things. I might post about liking stuff but I don't really follow or post about things to the extent of really being involved in a fandom.

My last three posts were about:
-The goth club night I went to last night
-The CDs I purchased
-My plans for the summer

How often do you post?
I've been posting fairly regularly. Not every day. I'd like to try to post on an every-other-day schedule, perhaps, but I think that would be easier if I also had more people with which to interact!

How about commenting?
I don't really have enough people to subscribe to to comment a lot, but I do try to comment on posts with regularity!

WisCon 41

Apr. 30th, 2017 12:49 pm
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Yep, I'm going. Last year was the best one ever, so I'm taking a chance...

I'm also on one panel:

Beyond the Fix or How Do I Live this F***ing Life?
Sat, 10:00–11:15 am
Conference 5

M: R. Elena Tabachnick; Shayla D, Lenore Jean Jones, Jesse the K

When you know there's no fix, your disability's never getting better, might get worse, and acceptance is the only possibility, it's time to share (aka vent). On this panel, we'll air our pet grievances, exchange survival strategies, and discuss the challenges—both surprising and predictable—of life with disability. We'll also share stories we've used to keep going.

I'm always eager to meet first-timers, and of course I'm thrilled to see my con-pals. I'll be at the hotel & therefore available for most any occasion.

Here is a post

Apr. 30th, 2017 05:37 pm
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Name: Sareini, or Kat (darkkat on LJ)
Age: 37
Location: Somewhere in the middle of the UK
Gender: Mostly female with male leanings

Describe myself in five sentences bullet points or less:
- Widowed, no children, two cats
- Has depression, OCD, severe anxiety and panic attacks, and PTSD
- Lover of many geeky things, including comics, video game and (nearly) all things horror, particularly zombies and found-footage (for my sins)
- Discordian Taoist
- Have filled my house with yarn in my ongoing quest to knit and crochet all the things.

Top five fandoms:
- Horror movies
- Comic books (specifically Loki, X-Men and the Bat-Family)
- Criminal Minds
- DC's Legends of Tomorrow
- Steven Universe

I mostly post about:
I'm getting back into having an online journal after stopping for several years (back when I was on LJ). Hearing about the latest disaster that LJ had become, I decided to move over here (to another long-abandoned journal I made for gaming stuff years ago) and so I don't have too much of a regular contents list as of yet. But so far it's mostly cats, my ongoing cornucopia of mental illnesses, movies I've seen (mostly horror), comics and whatever random stuff strikes my neurons. I'm also trying to get back into writing so occasional strange snippets of things - fanfic and originalfic - will probably appear. Oh, and I also swear a lot.

My last three posts:
- Comics recommendations for my brother
- Seeing GotG Vol.2 (some spoilers behind a cut)
- Ranting about the setup of my local brick-and-mortar media store

How often I post/comment:
I'm trying to post every day, unless all I have to post is something like "Still alive. Cats still alive. Weather cloudy," because that could get repetitive fast. The same goes for commenting, although my anxiety can trip me up with that sometimes.

A GIF to describe how your day has been so far:

Just One Thing (30 April 2017)

Apr. 30th, 2017 05:45 pm
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.


Hello. Is there anybody out there?

Apr. 30th, 2017 05:37 pm
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Name: charlie or dragon
Age: old enough to know better, young enough to try anyway
Location: England

Tumblr/Goodreads/IG etc.:
These can all be found on my profile page :)

Describe yourself in five sentences or less:
Oh my, you don't ask for much do you o.O Here goes nothing.

I read (and write) slash, het, gen & multi fanfic, watch/read the same in books/tv shows/films etc. & happily make art for all types of pairings as well.

I knit (and sometimes crochet) and have far too many WiPs but am always happy to add another to the pile, and wish that I had time to dust off my sewing machine and make proper use of it.

I'm an older sister and generally the person who, when no one's in charge, takes charge, but when I had an official Myers-Briggs assessment, the assessor said I was an exactly balanced introvert/extrovert and that she hadn't seen one before...

My love for the fantasy genre & pretty much all things dragon, let me show it to you *opens wardrobe to Narnia, the doors to Hogwarts and the front door of Bag End*

Music is very important to me, for the music itself as well as the memories attached to it.

Top 5 Fandoms:
Currently, and in no particular order ...
- Harry Potter
- Stargate (SG-1 & SGA)
- Black Sails (I need to actually watch s4 *whistles innocently*)
- Game of Thrones (books & TV)
- MCU (mostly the films, I'm rather behind on a lot of the TV/Netflix shows *pouts*)

There's plenty of others that I'm all a-flail over, but these are the ones that I'm either desperately reading fic for, discussing with friends/family like woah or practically counting down the days until it's back on TV (such as Sense8, back on Friday!). Most of the others are either small/obscure or the show's finished so the fandom's quiet (yes, I know that Stargate's been over for a while now, but see my face and how much I care?!) or in some cases, practically non-existent.

I mostly post about:
Fandom, my life, the two mixing, occasionally knitting related things. There isn't really anything that's Not Discussed, but the things below are less likely to come up than others.

I rarely post about:
Politics or religion, but they do come up sometimes. I post about anything that I feel the need to so nothing's completely off the table, but these are some of the less likely things to come up.

My last three posts were about:
- My Saturday (inc. knitting, DOOM (mm, Karl Urban), and stationary)
- A PSA about change in meds
- My Saturday last weekend & Teen Wolf (yeah, I have no idea either!)

How often do you post?
Sporadically, but I'm doing my best to use the move to DW to push myself to post more regularly, e.g. every few days.

How about commenting?
About the same as the above, but I'm more likely to comment than post at the moment.

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 30

Apr. 30th, 2017 08:01 am
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Day 30: A song which reminds you of yourself

So we have come to the end of this music meme. I admit I started it initially as a (more or less) fun way to count down to our move. And it worked.

This is a tough one. I know I've said that about a few of them, but I really mean it this time! There are loads of songs that remind me of certain periods of my life -- so me in the 1980s, say, or of specific events in my life, but a song that reminds me of me -- all of me now?

Well, not sure there is such a thing. The best I could come up with is Feist's "Mushaboom". And honestly, I think it reminds me more of me and Jon, not specifically just me. Maybe if I were less distracted by the move I'd have better ideas, but for now, this will have to do.

Title-y title

Apr. 30th, 2017 12:25 pm
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Name: Adam Fenton
Age: 34. Jeez - that's old, right?
Location: Scotland
Gender: Male

Describe myself in five bullet points or less:

- Father of one lovely boy; husband of one lovely lassie
- Geek of various stripes
- Fragile/ This Way Up
- Friendly, supportive, lover of fixing things
- Collector of trivia and lover of fascinations (which is mainly what this account is about)

Top five fandoms:

In no particular order
- Star Trek
- Battlestar Galactica
- Babylon 5
- Game of Thrones
- Marvel Cinematic Universe

I mostly post about: Links, links, links! I aggregate the interesting links that I post on my Facebook and collect on my Pinboard. If you enjoy reading random stuff, please follow any of these!

My last three posts:
Interesting Links for 29-04-2017

Interesting Links for 28-04-2017

Interesting Links for 27-04-2017

How often I post/comment:
I post mostly on weekdays with that day's findings.

GIF to describe day so far:
I've been baking, so...
Baking Bread

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Apr. 30th, 2017 11:37 am
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Will you take this
last dance with me

Could they trace
our love with family

Are you willing
to be honest with

Whose names do they carve
deep within the granite

How can we listen
for cries of grief and

When will we
join together

The Blood is the Life for 30-04-2017

Apr. 30th, 2017 11:00 am
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Update from Planet Quotidia

Apr. 29th, 2017 10:01 pm
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Coughing and/or sleeping

Sick again all this past week. It seems to be lifting.

For two nights I couldn't sleep. After the first night, I was strangely energized; after the second, I was all in ruins.

The next night, I worked out I could sleep if I sat on the futon (which sits on the floor), then propped my torso up on the bed with pillows and quilts. This way, I could lie upright but completely supported. I listened to the soundtrack of West Wing episodes all night and finally slept, not heavily but at least for a reasonable duration. Last night I slept in a more usual position and it seemed all right.

I've had these happy dreams the last few days, jumbles of community and confusion, with Mild Peril but a general sense of positive action.

News in noises and images

I'm starting new courses on Monday. I'm running an online course for the first time, and tonight I finished a super goofy little audio intro for the course website. I open with the distinctive harmonica line from "The Times They are A-Changin" -- distinctive in this case for being almost unrecognizeable when played breathlessly upon my bent harmonica. This, because the long text for the course will be Alan Moore's Watchmen, and the Dylan song is, of course, played over the opening credits of the film version.

I want to watch the new MST3K, but I don't want to re-sub to NetFlix. LB & S & I are contemplating American Gods as our next group viewing project. Also, there are two episodes of John Oliver to watch.


Because of Backlisted podcast, I'm reading Jane Gardam's A Long Way from Verona, and it's really pretty wonderful. I've never read anything by Gardam, but I like her voice and I'm already seeking out more.

Mild spoilers and peril )

Money and planning and grimacing adulthood

I have been making a budget, a proper one, for the first time, well, probably ever. It shows me I am terrible with money, which I knew, and yet it grieves me. However, it also offers me scope for reform.

On Tuesday and Wednesday I was so committed to procrastination that I actually wrote two poems and sent them out, thus doubling my submission rate as compared to 2016. So I did *something* for poetry month.

Next up: meal planning.


(Edited to correct spelling of Gardam's name and the title of her book -- I keep muddling it up with A Far Cry from Kensington, which I own -- somewhere -- but have not finished.)

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Apr. 28th, 2017 11:19 pm
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In 1940, the US Government had a radio broadcast highlighting the lives of illustrious immigrants. In 2017, we're starting an agency that focuses only on crimes committed by undocumented immigrants, and publishing a list of such crimes, which is literally something the Nazis did.

(Admittedly, FDR's government ended up interning the Japanese, and certainly deported any number of actual American citizens for being too brown and speaking Spanish, but let's not lose sight of the point here. This sucks.)
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Does an intro post appear with a boing! or a foomph! or maybe a sudden cloud of multicolored glitter? Or something else? Uuuuummm... I'm not even sure. :)

Name: Chanter (this has been my online handle in some form or other since roughly 1998, because I am predictable that way)
Age: I was six going on seven when the Soviet Union collapsed, and yes, I remember those events
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Gender: female, pronouns she/her/hers, please

Tumblr/Goodreads/IG/etc: I'm Chanter on AO3. I have a twitter, but I don't tend to give that out quite as readily unless I know you from somewhere, online or offline. It's full of politics and cycling squee.

Describe myself in five sentences/bullet points or less:

Oh, this got unsurprisingly wordy... :)

*Geeky, nerdy, exuberant eccentric who never entirely grew up; the day I am no longer at least partially the daydreaming girl with a desire to travel the stars, something's gone horribly wrong. Radio lady, shortwave, mediumwave and longwave DXer, technician class ham operator with a penchant for old-fashioned CW and SSB, especially on-foot mobile work (call given upon request). Communications officer without a starship, basically.
*MOGAI and proud - I'm a charcoal grey-bisexual verging on ace, a romantic of as-yet uncertain further definition, and a demisensual, which is, as I understand it, a rare variant indeed. Also kinky, but I prefer not to define that variable any further in public space.
*Science fiction, speculative fiction, and lyrical poetry author, currently of the crowdfunded variety. My readership is still much smaller than I'd like!
*Progressive, liberal (in the U.S. use of the term) activist; I fight for justice, but I try not to be the stereotypical, much-maligned SJW.
*Neurodiverse (I don't use this term intending to co-opt it from anyone on the autistic spectrum, and if I've got the wording wrong in an insulting or minimizing way, please tell me and I'll fix it. I'm working from an understanding that there are many ways to be neurodiverse, and I'm quite certain my wiring is not standard for most people.) Diagnosed dysthymic/mild depressive, undiagnosed but very obvious anxiety sufferer, but also a happy multivariety synaesthete. Ears like a bat--or a Sentinel, take your pick--due to decades of heightened use. Nearly totally blind, as in Braille reader and screenreader user, hence the hearing thing, as well as a lifelong musician, reader, orator, culture and language fan, and radio nerd. Hence... the hearing thing! She who has approximately zero chill. She who notices the details everyone else misses, but misses the glaringly obvious.

Top five fandoms: Not sure I'd call myself involved in fandoms in the way that some people out there are, but I'm a fanfic reader and, very occasionally, writer, and some things will forever give me the warm fuzzies even if I don't currently read or write for them. So! Right now I'd say Star Trek (mostly DS9 and TNG), Diane Duane's Young Wizards series, Babylon 5, Band of Brothers, Hamilton, and... I'm going to count both [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith's Polychrome Heroics series and [personal profile] aldersprig's Addergoole/Fae Apocalyps series here. Also the original Battlestar Galactica, and... alright, I'll admit, Space Cases. I was the right age in '96, and I fit the profile (see above). Still do. That's far more than 5 fandoms--eek!

I mostly post about: Original writing, local and national politics, daily life, cute kittyness, fandom flailing, and occasionally signal boosts. Once in a while an interesting meme or two.

My last three posts: From least to most recent: The LJ disaster, a new iteration of the ever-circulating cliff/shag/marry meme (aces can play too!), and a daily life post about the convergence of a blood donation and the march for science.

How often I post/comment: I comment on other people's journals much more often than I post, but I'm trying to get better about the posting thing. I've been far too inactive lately. So call it variable for my own posting, and quite frequently for the commenting on others' posts thing.

Not sure if I sound boring, bizarre, or interesting. Hi there, anyhow. :)

Oh, and this may make zero sense to anyone, but if any other former SouCon players are out there and happen to read this post, you are utterly welcome to pounce on me! Please do, even.

Thin Ice

Apr. 30th, 2017 01:43 am
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Look, I was going to do a long and pretentious post about this episode, and the deeper politics of it, and the subtleties of Pearl Mackie's performance... but like an idiot I squeed on Twitter first, and first Sarah Dollard and then Pearl Mackie replied to me, so I've been all "AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH" all evening, so I'm just going to do a spoilerific list under the cut )

Now, some idiots people have been moaning on twitter and elsewhere about how their beloved show has been taken over by SJWs, who have to bring icky lefty SJW politics into everything, and it's disgusting, and Old Doctor Who never had politics in it, and they'll never watch it again... To them I say the following:

What sodding show have YOU been watching the last 54 years????

Because, honestly, the second ever story in Doctor Who history is him trying to introduce democracy to cavemen instead of a dictatorship. The third one is him trying to encourage pacifists to rise up and overthrow their oppressors - literally asking an entire race to become warriors for social justice. In the Green Death he and Jo and a bunch of hippies save the world from an evil nasty polluting multinational corporation with Quorn. In the Horns of Nimon he and Romana overthrow a corrupt regime that practises human sacrifice. In Vengeance on Varos he gives an entire shellshocked society freedom of choice for the first time ever. In Happiness Patrol he and Ace bring down an authoritarian government. The entire sodding Cartmel Era is about the poison of racism, as is every single dalek story ever written. As my friend Keir put it he's the original social justice warrior. If it's taken you till today to get that, how stupid and/or racist must you be?

Anyway, I thought Thin Ice was bloody fabulous, I love when Doctor Who stays true to it's SJW roots, and I can't wait for next week :)


Apr. 29th, 2017 08:58 pm
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It is entirely possible that I've caught up with the backlog in my inbox. That is a satisfying feeling, but so is coming to Dreamwidth to an inbox full of messages!

Today has been a dreary day and I have nothing of interest to pass along. The only things I've done are grocery shopping and some Spanish practice at Duolinguo. For the rest of the day I plan to read, although to be fair, some of what I read is going to be in Spanish - I have a graded Spanish reader with questions after each chapter. I am looking forward to the day when once again I start thinking in Spanish half the time.


Apr. 29th, 2017 04:28 pm
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I did something stupid to my shoulder the other day -- pulled a muscle or out-stretched a joint or something. It's the shoulder I usually sleep on, so although I went to sleep on my back I woke up on that shoulder AND BOY WAS THAT A MISTAKE. It hurt like hell all day, and by the time I went to bed it hurt bad enough I couldn't sleep. I took a naproxen, which worked for approximately two hours before I woke up crying. Two ibuprofen didn't work, either. I lost my reusable ice pack somewhere along the way, so I had to do the whole ice-in-a-hand-towel trick. THAT did it; numbed my shoulder and let me sleep. Of course I woke up soaked in ice-cold water, but eh.

It's been a few days and I'm fine for the most part, but if I lean on it too long or carry something too long, it starts to ache again. I debated going to urgent care, but it seems to be healing on its own, so all they could do is give me pain killers. I don't need anything stronger than what I can buy OTC, so. *shrug*


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