May 29th, 2017
rydra_wong: The display board of a train reads "this train is fucked". (this train is fucked)
The Guardian: Manchester trauma surgeon racially abused on his way to work

Specifically: Yorkshire-born Naveed Yasin -- who had spent the previous two days doing extremely demanding surgery on victims of the Manchester attack, and was heading back into work to do more of the same -- was called a "terrorist" and told to "go back to [his] own country" (with assorted other racial slurs and obscenities, naturally).
posted by [syndicated profile] gunnerkrigg_feed at 12:00am on 29/05/2017
These guys.
Tune in for the next chapter!
Also I'm having a little reader meet up at TK Kitchen in NY on this very day (Monday 29th May) at 7, so come along if you can!
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posted by [personal profile] solarbird at 12:51am on 29/05/2017 under ,
I have been rather overwhelmed lately. I apologise for that.

This is a catch-up round of news. I'm not attempting to make it complete, but I think it's a reasonable overview of some of the worst, at least, before this weekend.

It's May 30th, 2017; let's get caught up on the news )
Mood:: 'blank' blank
rydra_wong: The display board of a train reads "this train is fucked". (this train is fucked)


posted by [personal profile] rydra_wong at 08:28am on 29/05/2017 under
I am generally ignoring UK politics in favour of US politics because the latter is a fuck of a lot more entertaining right now.

However, this is happening:

The Independent: Conservatives slash election projections as Corbyn surge in polls continues
The Guardian: Tory nerves fray as Jeremy Corbyn narrows Theresa May’s lead in new poll

To be more accurate, I think it's not that Corbyn himself is doing anything spectacularly impressive but that May is fucking up spectacularly. And the Tories still have a solid lead.

(And obviously by this point, we know that polling seems to be broken even if nobody knows why.)

However, just avoiding a Tory landslide would mean a lot. And for the Tories to end up with a reduced majority (and May seen as a liability) would be magical and also hilarious.

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It occurs to me that I haven't posted about female anatomy in a while! What's wrong with me? (Please don't answer that; I probably know.)

Vagina 101: A quiz, and more! (Guardian series)

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Posted in full at: on May 28, 2017 at 09:45PM

Tags:IFTTT, Fauxthentic History, DWCrosspost

Tumblr post (this is likely a reblog, and may have more pictures over there)
umadoshi: (Arashi *facepalm* (satura_te))
posted by [personal profile] umadoshi at 12:34am on 29/05/2017 under
This afternoon I asked [ profile] scruloose if he'd feel up for seeing a movie on Tuesday night. (Side note: Tuesday is a bit of a pain because it's the night of his yoga class, but at least he pays for that on a punch-card/drop-in basis, so missing one doesn't mean being out the money for it. OTOH, Tuesday is the cheapest option for movie-going, and we're trying--haphazardly, so far--to spend less.) He thought that'd be okay.

I wanted to see GotG2 or maybe the new King Arthur ([ profile] ek_johnston tweeting about it as "Trash King Arthur" has been quite persuasive), but oh my GOSH, the showtime options are horrible if you want to avoid 3D. >.< Both of those movies, at all three theatre locations we use, offer reasonable evening showings in 3D but only offer 2D showings starting by 4 PM or after 9:30 PM. Not exactly useful on a worknight.

OTOH, Gifted is showing in 2D at a reasonable time that night at my preferred location (if we feel like getting a CarShare), and I did want to see that (I wavered for a bit, but after it opened, I think I was generally seeing positive word about it?), so maybe we'll still wind up Going To A Movie.

Meanwhile, at this point only the IMAX (etc.) 3D showtimes have been released for Wonder Woman, but I'm going to operate on the theory that there will be 2D showings Friday night, just...announced stupidly late in the game. (Okay, to be technical, I just saw that my least favorite of those theatre locations is listing a 3:45 PM 2D showing on Friday. I wouldn't call that helpful, but it's something.)
Mood:: 'annoyed' annoyed
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Title: Handling Dragons
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Charlie Weasley/Draco Malfoy.
Summary: Draco likes the direct approach.
Word Count: 1250
Warnings: None.
A/N: Written for [ profile] hp_may_madness/[ profile] hp_may_madness/[community profile] hp_may_madness' 2017 fest.
Day Twenty-Eight prompt(s) used: I believed that love was just some cheesy thing that you'd get pushed into when you're older. Boy, did I get proved wrong.
Word Prompts: yawn, yarn, yellow
Pairing: Charlie/Draco
Kink: macrophilia
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Handling Dragons )
Mood:: 'thoughtful' thoughtful
tassosss: (moya)
posted by [personal profile] tassosss at 10:33pm on 28/05/2017 under , , , ,
1. Instead of getting on with my watch of The 100 season 4, I've actually started my rewatch of Black Sails from the beginning. I admit a little bit is because I'm still nervous about watching The 100 and with Black Sails I know how it all turns out. Also I've got a massive number of Black Sails vid ideas, so I've been ripping my dvds, so it follows that I need to rewatch before I start clipping.

What's really cool about it is seeing everyone as baby!pirates! I mean, everyone but Silver and Max are already seasoned pirates, but it's still cool to see. I'm following the plot of how the Ranger crew is involved and Max's role all much better this time around, and I've got to say it's delightful seeing Anne, Jack, and Charles together again.
spoilers for Ep 2 and season 4 finale )

2. In light of my new bread hobby, we started watching the Great British Bake Off on netflix, which has the 2014-16 seasons. You guys, it is SO GOOD! Everyone is nice, even the judges. They make beautiful food. We started the week with an episode a night, which turned into two episodes by Friday and then the last four tonight because it was down to the end. I just love it.

3. In my own baking adventures, I made bread on Friday in between I was teleworking (and yes, I got all my work done for the day.) I'm... not very happy with it. It was a repeat of the white bread from a sponge starter I've been working on, and I don't think the yeast in my starter is strong enough. I'm worried that I didn't feed it enough during the week it was developing because I couldn't get the bread to rise, or it was hard to tell if it rose, and I'm pretty sure on the second rise it didn't, it just spread out instead. On the plus side I was using bread flour, so I think that helped, and it tasted fine. It was just kind of flat.

I'm starting a new starter tonight, and tomorrow I might be making two batches - one with the new starter after is rises (and hopefully triples in size) oovernight and one with my old starter to compare. I feel bad throwing it out, but I'm just not sure about it. I also might make a direct method loaf bread because I know that one I can do.

4. In Farscape Friday Podcast, we're recording season 3 right now and I have ALL THE FARSCAPE FEELINGS! I love season 3 so much. We recorded Thanks For Sharing and Green Eyed Monster today and I am reminded of how excellent this show is at its best.
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Немного бодрости с утра

big 2 большие )
May 28th, 2017
oursin: Sleeping hedgehog (sleepy hedgehog)
posted by [personal profile] oursin at 08:07pm on 28/05/2017 under ,

Had a terrible night last night: insomnia exacerbated by the hip thing playing up; then woke up ridiculous early and failed to get back to sleep - okay, I know, just lying in bed has some benefits - so got up earlier than I had intended, and went to the panel I thought I might do if I was up and breakfasted.

Walked about a little and had lunch - I have really not been terribly organised about arranging to have meals with people, sorry. Have a couple sorted for tomorrow, at least.

Chilled a little in my room in preparation for being on a panel then doing a reading.

I think I might have been more idea'd and articulate on the panel if I'd been better slept, but at least I managed to get in some of the thoughts I'd had.

The reading, I think, went well - at least, the audience laughed, and amusement was intended, so I think it counts as a win.

I am intending going to the GOH speeches but don't know how much longer than that I will manage to stay up.

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posted by [personal profile] dira at 11:55pm on 28/05/2017
WIPs currently active: 6

Words written this week: 4,187

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 1,106, and I finished! a chapter! for the first time in three months!! And ahahahha I ruined everything oh god I didn’t know I could make them this sad this far into the story.

Born in the Blood: 720, and… things… are… happening? Probably?


Less-Sad Sequel to “Ring the Bell Backward”: 214

Dragon!Bucky/Tribute!Steve Cap Reverse Big Bang Story: 175

Little Bitty #2 (Jemmie): 313

from Tumblr
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posted by [personal profile] petra at 07:48pm on 28/05/2017 under
Mood:: righteously tired
Music:: In my own little corner, in my own little chair
kaffyr: Still from Arakawa Under the Bridge (Arakawa afternoon)
posted by [personal profile] kaffyr at 05:55pm on 28/05/2017 under , ,
Many Happy Returns of the Day ...

... to 
[personal profile] peoppenheimer , he of extraordinarily rare appearances and extraordinarily rarefied mathematical and philosophical abilities, who celebrated on May 22. May you continue to be all that you are; 

... to 
[personal profile] lydy , who had a birthday on May 24, and who I have not seen for far too long. I hope she's attending Wiscon, which I think would be a great follow up to London. If she's not there, I hope she's enjoying post-Londinium decompression. She's rather brilliant, independent, radical, occasionally mulish, and all of those things are eminently admirable. May the next year be fantastic for you!

... to 
[personal profile] sallymn , music lover, icon maker, fic writer, and genuinely nice person. I have many of your icons, I've enjoyed many of your musical recommendations - in fact, I enjoy interacting with you in many, many ways; I hope your birthday was a great one!
Music:: "Shotgun" Junior Walker and the All Stars
Mood:: 'refreshed' refreshed
location: the livingroom
fyrdrakken: (Daenerys)


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