Shouldn't I be panicking about now?

Aug. 16th, 2017 11:21 pm
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Had the lovely realization yesterday that, if someone were to call us and say "you need to pack up and bug out NOW," we could do it. There are a few more things left to pick up that will make things better, but we could absolutely get by on what's ready now.

I'm probably going to be waiting for the other shoe to drop until we're finally on Gate Road.
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Have you ever tried to hold a warm, wet compress on a 30 pound Maine Coon mix cat's back paw?  Haldir somehow managed to cut the side of the main pad on his left hind foot and, unfortunately, I didn't notice it until he started habitually licking that paw.  We went to the vet yesterday, where they cut some of the pad away because it wasn't healing right before giving him a shot of antibiotic and telling me to soak that paw in very warm epsom salts three times a day.  Yep, you heard that right, soak a cat's paw.  Right.  Haldir is a big mushmallow who generally wouldn't scratch or bite, but you're not getting him near water or vice versa and remaining in one piece.  Thankfully, the vet said that using a wet compress would suffice, which I can at least manage to do (heavy denim jeans are the key).  At least until he loses patience around 8 minutes in and insists on getting out of my lap, like it or not.  He doesn't use the front claws when he insists, he uses the back ones.  

In the 14 years I've lived alone, this is the time I've most wished I had a housemate.


nk jemisin's fifth season has been

Aug. 17th, 2017 01:26 am
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optioned by tnt Its gonna be a TV SERIES!!!

I am SO happy!

101 Update

Aug. 17th, 2017 12:07 am
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Progress This week:

Prepare and teach a class on Judaism in period - I'm reading a book on the Khazars although this is not the class I planned. This may wind up being a second class and I'll still do the one I planned though.

Post 100 situations prompts to AO3 - Well I had some difficulty figuring out how to do it on AO3 so I'm putting it on ff.net.

30 entries to monthly diary day - yep posted this month.

30 new kiva loans - did that on the 15th, I made a loan to Zamiyya Natalia for education expenses in the Dominican Republic.

Read 3 books on the Kyivan Rus - there may not be 3 English language books on the Kyivan Rus. I'm searching. Though I'm currently reading a book on the Khazars which mentions them, and I'm counting.

Listen to 90 podcasts - I listened to one about whether we've historically had a right to privacy in this country. Spoiler alert: that's a no.

Read the entire bible - I've started 1 Kings

No... Just

Aug. 16th, 2017 07:10 pm
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Is anyone as disappointed in today's new as much as I am?

I just can't even find the right words other than disappointed at this point.

Wednesday Reading

Aug. 16th, 2017 09:16 pm
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Quick, quick, quick, 'cause I'm so far behind on commitments that it's really unfunny.

I brought along a virtual stack of stuff (mostly in my Kindle) on our vacation last week. I didn't get to a lot of it, but:

The Harbors of the Sun is the conclusion to Martha Wells' Books of the Raksura, and I'm really sad to leave her dragon/bee shapeshifters behind. I have to agree with [personal profile] muccamukk that the Pearl-Malachite show alone was worth the price of admission, and that "Everyone got something to do [and] we met all kinds of old friends again." I'm not sure that I believed in the Evil McGuffin, and I'll need to re-read the story to truly understand what happened to it, but I appreciated the effect that the incident had on Jade and therefore on Moon. And Wells didn't kill off Stone, which is something that I had somehow convinced myself would happen. *sighs with relief*

Monstress vol. 2 (Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda) continues the story of Maika Halfwolf, a very Liu antiheroine (I first encountered Liu through her Hunter Kiss series). A lot of the action takes place aboard a ship, and I enjoyed that a lot. The captain is a total badass. My heart is constantly in my throat with regard to Maika's Morality Pet, the adorable little foxgirl Kippa, but Liu does sometimes let the innocent survive her harrowing tales, so maybe Kippa is *not* marked for a dire end. I'm not sure what I think of the Power Maika is hosting, though.

I'm now reading Yoon Ha Lee's Raven Strategem. I'm enjoying the new characters and Lee's sly humor, but I miss Cheris right now.

[me] Update

Aug. 16th, 2017 09:23 pm
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I have made a heap of all my spoons and then set the heap on fire.

Which is to say, I am at a conference. So far it's been a really good conference.

Imma gonna fall over into my bed momentarily.

The power of story

Aug. 16th, 2017 07:22 pm
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Some people watch comedies or musicals or cartoons or other childhood favorites as "comfort viewing" when they are down or tired or stressed out or need inspiration.

I watch Braveheart

46 minutes in, and it is still as funny, visually beautiful, charming and heartbreaking as ever.
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Just removed access/subscriptions from a couple of people I haven't talked to in ages and who didn't subscribe back. Then I looked at my list and felt some despair, because I want to sort out more of that stuff and tidy up my userinfo, and it looks like effort.

Effort is hard.

So if I mistakenly removed you and you do drop by here, or you just like following what I'm up to, or I never gave you access when I said I would, or whatever, let me know.

Introverts when speaking and writing

Aug. 16th, 2017 11:01 pm
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So basically, this is me, all the damn time.


[Source]

I'm always fishing for the right words when talking, and I know I could have expressed myself much more eloquently when I had just written an email or something.
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More 'Miss Fisher' Coming in 2018, As Movie Trilogy Gears Up For Filming

Here's to hoping that this is for real! Also that Dot and Mac are in it! Miss Fisher isn't the same without Dot and Mac (or Bert and Cec and Mr. Butler and Jane, but Dot and Mac are my favorites).
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nprfreshair:

On Friday, Netflix presents the first season of its newest collaboration with the Marvel comics group. It’s called The Defenders, and it’s a small-screen teaming of superheroes that has been part of Netflix’s programming plans since 2015. Our TV critic, David Bianculli, says:

“The real standouts in The Defenders are the same actors and characters who excelled in their own series: Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones and Charlie Cox as Daredevil. When they finally meet, the results are electric. And then there’s Elektra, an important character in this new series — even though she died at the end of last season on Daredevil.

But figuring out who lives and dies is a tricky thing, in superhero stories and in the real-life battle for world TV domination. With The Defenders, Netflix is making another very bold, very smart move.”

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Confederate plaque on Montreal Hudson's Bay store removed:

allthecanadianpolitics:

The Hudson’s Bay Company is removing a plaque from the company’s flagship store in downtown Montreal that commemorates Jefferson Davis, who was president of the Confederate States during the U.S. Civil War.

“We are working this evening to have the plaque removed,” wrote Tiffany Bourré, a spokesperson for HBC, in an email to CBC News Tuesday afternoon.

Calls to have the plaque removed emerged after a 32-year-old woman was killed in a deadly car attack on anti-racism protesters who were demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. The man charged in the attack idolized Nazis, according to a former teacher.

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robotmango:

i had a discussion today with a friend who was genuinely trying to understand why people are working so hard to ID the charlottesville nazis and contact their employers. “but won’t that just make them more desperate and violent?” they asked. “if they get fired from their jobs or kicked out of school? if they think they have nothing to lose?”

and i said, “i don’t know. maybe. but right now, these motherfuckers think they can be nazis on the weekend.”

like, i somewhat understood my friend’s hesitance re: doxxing, because doxxing is so often a tool of evil. but these motherfuckers think they can show up to a white supremacist rally on saturday where people got fucking murdered by white supremacists, and then on monday they can go back to the IT desk and log into outlook and answer their fucking office phone. they think they can show up to a rally on saturday with a shield and a helmet and beat black teenagers with fucking sticks in a parking garage, and on monday they can be back on campus, taking notes in accounting. these putrid pieces of human garbage think they can be nazis all weekend, and then on thursday they can go to the professional development workshop with the department and enjoy those brownies that diane brought in.

no. no, they fucking cannot.

if you want to be a goddamned weekend nazi, you have to be a nazi every goddamned day. you want to be a weekend nazi? then you face the fucking music on monday, you cowardly piece of shit. you go ahead and live in a world where your hatred of other people means nobody wants to hire you, work with you, live with you, break bread with you; you hateful fuck. you get to suffer the natural consequences of your belief in the lesser humanity of others. you get to live the outcome of your violence, your acts of bigotry. you get to live your ugly truth, alone.

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A young polar bear cub filmed over the first 83 days of her life

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