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--Four more Casual Job days. I'm finishing up this coming week, and so glad to be almost done; I can't overstate how much I appreciate my boss' flexibility in letting me drag the twenty days out so far to accommodate my freelance stuff and travel, but I'm also exhausted and need to be done...and that's before I think too hard about how busy August is going to be. o_o

--I've fallen back out of writing almost entirely. :/ I haven't been writing more than scraps most of this year, but for a while there I was at least turning out odds and ends that didn't add up to much of anything but were good for de-clogging my brain a tiny bit. The last month or two, though? Nope.

--I was hoping to get a haircut booked for before [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose and I head back to Toronto, and maybe even finally get some color put in if the last vestiges of red get cut out (and thus have some purple for the trip), but my stylist is booked solid until after we get back. So I've booked an appointment for late next month. Maybe I can manage to get in for a touch-up, at least.

--This is a deeply weird thing to be saying, but...I'm not feeling ready to go back to Toronto yet. It's not like I don't love it as much as always and still constantly miss our friends there, but all the planning/scheduling contortions from the last visit--which was, y'know, a month ago--were even more draining than usual, and thinking about starting that all over again is making me whimper to myself a little, much as I love the results. ^^; (It doesn't help at all that I actively dislike wrangling plans, but I'm generally good at mentally keeping the balls in the air when I'm handling our social schedule for Toronto, so I keep being the one who does it. It's self-inflicted to some extent, but...my Toronto people. And there are plenty of tasks I hand off to [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose because he's better at them than I am, and I'm better at this, so it seems only fair that I handle it.)

--We do already have some things nailed down, even though I haven't started in on it yet: the wedding we're making the trip for, obviously; my tattoo appointment; and...a Jays game. *g* I have never been to a professional sports event. And I'm not actually going in order to watch the game. I'm going to watch Ginny watch the game. (And I won't be the first to do so. Apparently meeting Sports!Fan!Ginny! is worth the price of admission, literally.) And I'm going to wear this shirt. *g*

--I'm also tempted to see about getting tickets for Matilda. I hear the show is really good, and it's been forever since I've been to the theatre, and all the talk about Hamilton and Hadestown keeps reminding me of just how long it's been.

--Back in the present, Jinksy is quite understandably still feeling sad and betrayed about his eardrops. Claudia, OTOH, is just fine with the situation: Jinksy gets treats after the drops, so she gets a couple too, just for being a kitty and coming nosing around when the treat package gets opened. (Technically she comes nosing around before that, because we've been doing the drops in the guest room with the door shut, and a CLOSED DOOR summons Claudia almost instantly.)

--I'm sure there was one other thing I was going to mention, but it's not coming to mind and I need to get to sleep. Story of my life.
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Day... four report? Head definitely still full of cotton balls; very important work to do for money and reputation, and yet all I can really manage is sleep and staring into space, sometimes at Leverage and Jane the Virgin. Walked all over Park Slope today after getting my eyebrows done; tried to find literally any piece of clothing that's suitable for a workplace, but -- is anyone else finding that, like, nobody is selling bottoms? Like, at all? Could not find skirts, could not find pants, just a lot of shapeless, flowy tops for too much money that I don't like anyway.

Delightful link: Tim Kaine makes dad jokes, if you were at all surprised by that from one freaking look at him. I don't want to make him cute and adorable and therefore forget that he is in fact a highly successful politician, but... I'm cynical, but I'm still charmed.

The Columbia Journalism Review says Trump has created a Murrow moment for journalists.

Secrets of the NYC transit system! There are some cool pictures here, and this seems like a really cool book.

This review of Losing It by Emma Rathbone hit really close to home in a weirdly comforting way. It sounds like maybe the best actual treatment of anxiety about "late" sexual debut I've seen yet.

Verizon is probably going to buy Yahoo, which means people are starting to freak out about Tumblr. I have always meant to back up my Tumblr drabbles at AO3, but now that seems... wiser? I would be sad to lose my Tumblrs, but not in the way I'd be devastated to lose this journal/record. Wow, I thought writing something would get me more focused or alert or something, but nope.

I've been rethinking Big Band Witches, though. Feeling like there's some good reconfiguring going on. Apropos of that, here's what notes look like head-on.

Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie

Jul. 25th, 2016 08:00 am
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Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie, Imperial Radch, Ancillary Justice, Hugo Awards, science fiction, sci-fi, SFF

Published: October 2015 by Orbit
Format reviewed: Paperback, 336 pages
Series: Imperial Radch #3
Genres: Science fiction
Source: Dymocks
Reading Challenges: #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks
Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo

Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for previous volumes/books.

For a moment, things seem to be under control for the soldier known as Breq. Then a search of Athoek Station’s slums turns up someone who shouldn’t exist – someone who might be an ancillary from a ship that’s been hiding beyond the empire’s reach for three thousand years. Meanwhile, a messenger from the alien and mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq’s enemy, the divided and quite possibly insane Anaander Mianaai – ruler of an empire at war with itself.

Anaander is heavily armed and extremely unhappy with Breq. She could take her ship and crew and flee, but that would leave everyone at Athoek in terrible danger. Breq has a desperate plan. The odds aren’t good, but that’s never stopped her before.

Ancillary Mercy is the final book in Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch trilogy and brings the series to a satisfying conclusion.

Just as with the first two books, Ancillary Mercy has a slightly different tone to its predecessors. Each book has been about the personal to some degree–after all, Breq set out to assassinate the Emperor in revenge for the Emperor forcing her to kill one of her lieutenants. However, now Breq is firmly enmeshed in relationships with her crew and the residents of Athoek Station, leading to a more intimate atmosphere. This is particularly interesting because the book uses style to create distance. Being an AI, Breq is not always very good at identifying emotions, particularly positive ones. She often misses (or fails to interpret) clues about how the people around her feel towards her. Nor does she always recognise or acknowledge her own emotions. This forces the reader to pay attention and read between the lines.

Identity and injustice have been strong themes throughout the series so far and continue to be crucial. The intimate tone of the book gives it the scope to focus on the importance of the personal. One of the subplots focuses on privilege and microaggressions between two of the crew members, which echoes through the larger plot in relation to the AIs.

Speaking of which, I adored seeing the AIs come into their own. The animistic view of the series has been one of the things I’ve loved most and it was awesome to see that become such an important part of the plot. Each AI–be it Station or Ship–had its own distinct personality and agenda, which really brought these characters to life. There were some great parallels made between slavery and the treatment of AIs. Plus, seeing them navigate their relationship with each other was a delight–especially since they don’t always get along.

There was a reasonable amount of action in the story, particularly towards the end, which provided a nice counterbalance to the personal relationships and discussions of ethics.

I’m rather sorry the series is over. However, the depth of these books will reward rereading.

Mirrored from Earl Grey Editing.

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The practical note: my linkspam file is...uh, let's go with "terrifying". A while back now I asked about people's preferred length etc. for linkspam posts, which affects how much I usually post at once, but I suspect sometime tonight or in the next day or so I'm just gonna make a huge (cut) post to clear out my file.

The geeky thought, which I mentioned on Twitter yesterday, won't make sense to those of you who aren't familiar with at least the basic Newsflesh-verse parameters, but consider this: Jillian Holtzmann as an Irwin. Consider. (This is not something I'm likely to fic about. If anyone else did, that would be amazing. Just sayin'.)

The linkspam:

"Who Ya Gonna Troll? With his ​Ghostbusters reboot, director Paul Feig wades — with good intentions, he swears — into the gender wars". "Now 53, Feig has been going to ComicCon annually for over 20 years, for no other reason than that he likes to be among his people. He doesn’t do cosplay, i.e., dress up as his favorite characters, but he does read Cosplay magazine and made sure to release blueprints for proton packs early on so that people who wanted to make costumes for the movie’s opening would be properly prepared."

"Apparently Little Boys Are Buying Ghostbusters Toys And That's A Big Deal".

"Kate McKinnon’s 10 Gayest ‘Ghostbusters’ Gay Moments of Gay". [Autostraddle]

Here's a Storify of [twitter.com profile] seananmcguire's tweets about Ghostbusters.

"Queer Women Of The Internet Are Fangirling Hard Over 'Ghostbusters'". [Huffington Post]

"What Lady Ghostbusters Have In Common With 17th-Century Nuns". [The Establishment]

"Ready for Prime Time: After twenty-five years as a road comic, Leslie Jones becomes a star". [The New Yorker] [Jan. 2016]

"The MIT Physicists Who Infused Ghostbusters With Real Science". [Wired]

14 more links under the cut, in no particular order: a variety of posts/posts/criticism, a couple of links on the vile racist/misogynist stuff Leslie Jones dealt with on Twitter recently, and a couple of more random things )
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I'm really looking forward to Jared Leto as the Joker but like many people I'm a bit turned off by his new tattoos. Here's a cartoon from last year that shows what might have happened when he went to the tattoo parlor.

Just One Thing (24 July 2016)

Jul. 24th, 2016 06:34 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.

Go!

Weekend Cheering Post

Jul. 24th, 2016 10:11 am
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Sunday! Who's got cleaning plans for the day? Anyone need cheering (or congratulating on yesterday's success)? Let us know how it's going for you.

Apologies that we seem to have both managed to miss posting this week for an anti-procrastination day. I've been running around in circles and not getting home until late and never thinking at a good point to actually achieve the objective that I needed to post! Let's be revolutionary and have an antiprocrastination task added into today's mix. What one small thing will you do today that you've been putting off?

For those in need of suggestions, can you tackle a single pile of papers or set a timer and deal with the pile for 5/10 minutes to try and reduce it if it's too big or complicated to tackle in one go?

Scrupulosity + Distance

Jul. 24th, 2016 08:58 am
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Two weeks ago, a spirit came to me and said she wanted my attention. She’s poked here and there at recognizable names, but for the moment the best is Redbird, a spirit from the Empty Sky side whom I haven’t had much experience with before. Redbird is one of the four “children” of the Dragon and the Firebird.

In the oracle deck, Redbird is associated with knowledge and with small beginnings that turn out to be big outcomes. She’s a raw enough power that she doesn’t have a simple element or portfolio – there’s fire, there’s magic, there’s sex and death and creation. She’s the most like her mother out of the four children, but she has her differences. She and her siblings don’t ride often or for very long.

So far she’s largely instructing me in how to do certain kinds of magic more efficiently. In exchange, she gets to direct the magical effects of my practice work, so it’s basically been split 50/50 between work for me and work for her.

One of the things I’m stressed about is how many obligations I have going on at the moment, though. When she came in and asked for my time, I told her that I could give her a few weeks but I need to focus on finding a job before I can give much attention to anything else. The job hunt is playing havoc with my anxiety, enough that I’m thinking about asking my doctor for medication or a referral.

Adding another long-term esoteric practice sounds exhausting, but I also need to accept the help I’m offered.

“I’ll give you a month,” I told her. “Help me find a job by the end of it and we can talk.” This is a lot like what I said to Juno, several months ago, and that resulted in me getting very close to a job but losing out at the last moment. I’m hoping she comes though; I’ll be happy to give her more time if she can.

Things are going reasonably well with the Dark Lady, as far as I can tell.

But Mara… Mara feels different. I continue to offer to Mara but I’m feeling at a loss. It’s hard to know what’s going on there, and divination has largely turned up ‘it’ll work out’ messages from her, but I’m literally incapable of not worrying. Part of me is worried she’s unhappy about something – that maybe she didn’t like Merciful Earth, or she didn’t like how long it took to produce. That I made some mistake when I got her her own altar, or when I expanded her space, or when I konmari-ed the space. That I’m not making enough room in my budget for charity. That I’m not spending enough focus on her in her season.

It’s almost certainly religious scrupulosity talking, I know that, but knowing it has no effect. Summer is her season. If I’d gotten my shit together last fall and done my six months with the Dark Lady starting with Samhain, I’d be on the correct schedule… but I didn’t, and it’s not like I can go back in time and feel bad when I could have done something about it.

I can try and make enough time for Mara too, and I do, but I just end up worrying whether it’s enough, which is not a problem I’ve had before. Usually my religiously scrupulous tendencies manifest differently. But I know distance is sometimes normal in relationships with powers, and I’m trying not to read more into it than is justified.

It’s a struggle with myself, and ultimately I’m answerable to myself as well as the spirits. I keep going as best I can. I do what I can, I offer what I can, and then I move on.

I can only hppe it’s enough.

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Civil War II: Choosing Sides #1

Jul. 23rd, 2016 09:59 pm
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"Nick [Fury, Jr]'s been around for a few years now, but I've never really felt like I've gotten a real sense of who he is, so I wanted to try and tell a story where we really find that out. From his introduction, he's landed from one situation into the next and I felt he needed to make a decision and strike out on his own a little." - Declan Shalvey

Read more... )

From SDCC: DC's Young Animal imprint

Jul. 23rd, 2016 07:10 pm
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San Diego Comic-Con brings us more information about Young Animal, DC's new 90s Vertigo-esque imprint...

Doom Patrol! Shade the Changing Girl! CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE! )

NoScans: Dr. Strange trailer

Jul. 23rd, 2016 09:43 pm
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In order of fairness, the new Dr. Strange movie came out at the SDCC and link for it is below.

www.youtube.com/watch

I realize I am in somewhat of a minority, but this trailer didn't really do much for me. It looks visually stunning, but from plot perspective it seems like the most Marvel movie they've done so far and it seems to be hitting each of the Chosen One tropes so hard. It might surprise me, though, and I will be hopefully checking the reviews when they come out. Still, after seeing the DCCU trailers, this one felt a bit of a let down.

NoScans: Final Suicide Squad trailer

Jul. 23rd, 2016 05:31 pm
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Since the two other DC movie trailer/tootages were already posted here, I thought to also share the final Suicide Squad trailer. This one features Will Smith a lot more and gives a good sense of this movie's take on Deadshot who looks pretty good.

www.youtube.com/watch

I must give the marketing department cred here. They ran footage for three different movies and succeeded in making them all feel distinct and major.

Super french touch: Part 2 Orzak

Jul. 23rd, 2016 09:32 pm
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Previously :http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/6326173.html#cutid1


1 Week later and I return with some attempt to justify the title of the magazine, remember this was originally a western anthology.

Our story begin with... )

Just One Thing (23 July 2016)

Jul. 23rd, 2016 07:44 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.

Go!

If One More Person...

Jul. 23rd, 2016 10:41 am
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...says "All Lives Matter" to me, I'm not sure I will be able to guarantee totally civil behavior.

And the next jerk singing that "freedom of religion to be an asshole" jingle? Oh, you have SO been warned.
I have many freely religious practices to choose from -- would you like me to "worship" something Nordic? Something titan-ish? Something Great Mother-like? I promise you, all my worship will be more immediate and terrifying than anything monotheism has to offer!

You Christian exceptionalists may need to study my much bigger (and often more violent) picture!

Black Widow#4

Jul. 23rd, 2016 03:10 am
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"The approach is actually tonally wildly different. DAREDEVIL was an intensely internal narrative; Matt was telling his own story in first-person-immediate narration, whereas it would be a mistake to get that far into Natasha’s head. She’ll have her secrets from the readers." -- Mark Waid

Read more... )

Sam Wilson - Captain America #11

Jul. 23rd, 2016 03:06 am
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"Of course many Republicans are good, nice, decent people in their day to day lives. And that's why people struggle with the disconnect. They don't get how such nice, upstanding people, often family, can turn so evil when the subject goes to any minority or different culture. But they do." - Nick Spencer

Read more... )

Unsorted late night linkspam

Jul. 23rd, 2016 01:47 am
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Linkspam continues to be all my brain feels up for. Oh, brain. (To the few new people I've added fairly recently: I swear sometimes I post other things.)

"We just saw Nintendo's NES Classic in person and it is glorious".

"Speculative Fiction in Translation: 15 Works to Watch Out For in 2016". [Tor.com]

"Two white women launch ‘White Nonsense Roundup’ to unburden people of color (VIDEO)".

"Changing the Way We Talk About Autism in Martial Arts". [Sarah Kurchak on Fightland]

"Ask Polly: How Do I Dump My Crappy Best Friend?"

"Ask Polly: How Do I Live in a World Gone Mad?" "But we don’t have much time on this planet, and we have to make the most with the time we have. There will always be trouble in the world. As long as you’re vocal and you’re unafraid to speak out against injustice, that’s a start. You can only be wide awake if you’re also getting enough sleep at night. Remembering that good things are still happening out there, supporting and loving the people around you, living in the moment: These things are even more important when the world looks extra bleak."

"Librarians Respond On Twitter To The Idea That They Shouldn't Have Opinions" "The Black Lives Matter movement has brought racial policing and police brutality to the forefront of the national conversation. And, like anything that touches on race in America, it has also ignited fervent debate about the message behind the saying 'black lives matter.' In a series of tweets, Storytime Underground, a collective of youth librarians, laid out a powerful argument for supporting the movement. While recounting the role of libraries in political issues over the decades, they explained why they should not remain neutral about this issue. The resulting tweetstorm was incredibly badass."

"A Guide to More Pizza Styles of America: What we missed". [Lucky Peach]

"'I Thought I Was Stupid': The Hidden Struggle for Women with ADHD".

"Millions of Women Are Injured During Childbirth. Why Aren't Doctors Diagnosing Them?"

"My Mother Taught Me That Sometimes The Only Way Forward Is Walking Away". [The Establishment]

"Interview with Former Takararisienne Ako Dachs". [Okazu]

"Let’s Talk About Disability, Periods, and Alternative Menstrual Products".

"This guy used over 80,000 old photographs to create a Google Street View map of New York City in the 1800s".

"Go Inside New York’s Nearly Secret Botanical Library".

"Can You Tell the Difference Between Accommodation and Accessibility?"

"What Happened to the Ice Bucket Challenge? Derided at the time as “slacktivism,” the social-media campaign has had surprisingly long-lasting benefits".

A signal-boost post about a tiny, portable AC unit.

"Rippled Portals of Color Created with Spray Paint by HOXXOH".

"From Iran to India: The journey and evolution of biriyani". [BBC]

I quite liked this recent xkcd on the evolution of inflected languages/English.
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They were separated by the forcefield that the Zodiac'd thrown over Manhattan.

The teenage Tony Stark opened a temporary hole in the barrier, spending the last power in his life-preserving chestplate to do so. Some innocent people inside got out, and all the Avengers outside got in.

Tony was saved from death, thanks to Hank Pym; the forcefield was saved from death, thanks to that.

Quicksilver went looking for the base in Manhattan the Zodiac almost certainly had to have; he found it.

The Avengers went there. )
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I started a new prescription yesterday; can definitely confirm drowsiness, high blood pressure and loss of appetite, but apparently this should pass by the beginning of next week? I am super out of practice being in demand all day for a work week. I am grateful for the money, but dang, I have other things to get done.

Donald Trump is literally the Shit Demon from Dogma, and Jon Stewart came back and oh my god, it was such a balm for my soul, please watch that, you will feel at least a little bit better.
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So Marvel decided to post the #4 preview already and tried to keep the reveal about how Hawkeye decision went... but screwed a bit by mistake.

Warning, spoiler ahoy!

Read More... )

Find the Mouse

Jul. 22nd, 2016 10:52 am
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by the grey rock

I spotted a mouse underneath a young maple. It hid at first, but when I held still, it came out, sat up, and washed its ears.

"No place to hide, nowhere to go"

Jul. 22nd, 2016 12:22 pm
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Trump made a scary speech last night. Today Max Gladstone had some passionate thoughts on not being immobilized by that fear.

This is really, really important. It's JULY. Stop acting like Trump's already won!

I understand being scared. Take a day and feel the fear. Then let it power you into positive action.

Last night a friend asked what I thought they should be doing to prepare for helping people if Trump wins, which I guess meant "should we furnish our attic for the next Anne Frank" or something. I told them that I have the energy to either phonebank for Clinton or become a President Trump prepper, but not both. So I'm going to phonebank for Clinton.

(Is she perfect? No, obviously not. But she's not a dangerous fascist, and Trump is, so Clinton's got my vote and my activism. That seems pretty straightforward to me.)

Also, I refuse to treat fascism as the tipping point for helping those in need. Help the people who are in need now, and who will be that much worse off under a Trump presidency. The institutional equivalent of your furnished attic is your local shelter; perhaps you could give them some time or money. Or donate to the Ali Forney Center; while Trump makes grotesque claims about loving abstract theoretical LGBTQ people, the Ali Forney Center is helping real actual queer kids who've been kicked out by their families. Or fight felony disenfranchisement, which horribly skews the demographics of who can vote. Or support organizations helping Syrian refugees to counter Trump calling them all future terrorists, or tear down his wall before he can put it up by supporting organizations for just and humane border practices on the U.S.-Mexico border. He has so many odious policies and positions that there are a hundred different ways you can push back against them, so pick one that calls to you.

And phonebank for Clinton*--you can do it right now from your home, so throw a phonebanking party or make five quick calls before work every day or whatever suits you--or volunteer locally. Give money and/or time to the Democrats or MoveOn or Avaaz or your preferred organization. As Max says, don't let the fuckers think they already own tomorrow.

It
is
JULY

and we have four months to win this. That is not a lot of time, but it's enough time as long as we don't pause too long to wallow in despair.

Don't furnish your attic toward an inevitable fascist tomorrow. Fight NOW so that no one needs to hide in an attic ever again.

P.S. Lots of people have been dropped from voter rolls. Check your registration right now. Re-register if you need to. And then register your friends and neighbors and relatives. And then help them get to the polls, or make their postal votes. And bring your kids to the polls with you so they can see democracy in action and learn that when they're old enough voting will be important for them to do. We need all hands on deck, now and in the future--the future that we get to shape.

* You may need to disable ad blockers to get the Clinton phonebank page to work.

Feel free to share the link to this post as widely as you like.
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Before Jinksy's vet appointment last night, I took and tweeted two photos of him, if anyone needs that sort of thing. (In so doing, I tested my new phone/new app installs, and it looks like I no longer have the problem of needing to only tweet landscape-oriented pics [the old phone/apps--I don't know which! I'm using the same apps now--would post portrait-oriented pics sideways].)

There may be a lot of linkspam over the next few days. Sorry? ^^;

Fannish/Geeky Things

"The Vampire Diaries taps Warehouse 13 alum Allison Scagliotti for recurring role". (On Twitter, Scags said she/the rest of the Stitchers cast don't know any more about whether they're being renewed than fans do.) Her TVD character is named Georgie. So close, universe! (I wandered off from TVD a couple of seasons ago. Guess I'm gonna be reading some recaps and seeing if I can go back.)

"One Piece Manga Creator Eiichiro Oda: Story Is About 65% Finished". [ANN]

"Let’s Make This Awesome Women of NASA LEGO Set Happen". [The Mary Sue]


Social Justice

"Social Justice Is a Christian Tradition — Not a Liberal Agenda".

"Our Final Answer on ‘Too Many Women’". [Stuff You Missed in History Class]

"The Conversation You Must Have With Your Sons". [Huffington Post]

"She Doesn’t Owe You Shit".

"You’re Not “Awkward” With Women. You’re Just Creepy".

"Smashing barriers to access: Disability activism and curb cuts".

"Why Defending Your Cultural Appropriation is Dangerous".

"You don’t have to figure out the universal truth of nutrition". [The Fat Nutritionist]


Cute Stuff

Baby elephant calf vs. Birds [YouTube, ~1 min.]

"Squirrel grooms incredibly patient cat". [~2 minutes]

"A black cat invading a rugby league field is a majestic sight".

"20 Photos That Sum Up What It’s Like To Own A Golden Retriever".

"This Fluffy Cat May Have the World's Longest Tail".

"Photographer Captures The Fun Side Of Ground Squirrels".
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So my brother was in town at the weekend and Dad suggested we could go to the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival performance of The Tempest. fun weekend )
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Via [personal profile] highlander_ii: http://www.katewillaert.com/ljstats/ will work if you substitute "dreamwidth.org" for "livejournal.com", as DW keeps its stats in the same place. This tool grabs about 5000 comments at once, so if you have more than 5000 comments in your journal, you can do some quick math to see where you want to put your startid if you'd like to see the most recent rather than the people from the beginning of time.

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