st_aurafina: Root's face, words "Inside that storm behind your eyes" (POI: Root Storm)
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I'm deep in the reconstruction of my [community profile] wipbigbang, and it's just so ugh. I have to keep reminding myself that I like this fic. I do like this fic. I do. *kicks it*

I have some neural network links because neural networks are awesome and the future.
- Ancient wisdom from the neural network
(Neural network writes proverbs, is strangely obsessed with oxen)
- Via [personal profile] goss, Quick, draw!
(Can a neural network learn to recognize doodling? Not mine, not often.)
- A Neural Network Turned A Book Of Flowers Into Shockingly Lovely Dinosaur Art
(It really is lovely. Would frame!)
- Inspirobot
I am an artificial intelligence dedicated to generating unlimited amounts of unique inspirational quotes for endless enrichment of pointless human existence.
(It is very addictive and weirdly profound.)
CW: glory holes. )

New comms and challenges and activity and such:
- [community profile] twinpeaks has episode by episode reviews of the new season.
If, like me, you feel a little wracked by Twin Peaks ep 8, there is a discussion post up here: Episode Discussion: Part Eight. With lots of links to other reviews. My mind is blown. I just. *stutters in confusion and possibly pain*

- [community profile] drawesome: A Multi-fandom Drawing community for FanArtists (both traditional and digital art)

- [community profile] unconventionalcourtship is running again, you can go pick a prompt here at Plot suggestions.

I am eying this one for Root/Shaw:
London, 1839
Ex-cavalry officer Captain Grahame Westmore is restless for change, but escorting a diplomat’s spoiled daughter to Vienna isn’t what he had in mind—though for once he hasn’t been hired for his skills in pleasuring women! Independent, fiery and strong-willed, Elowyn Bagshaw is not the simpering lady he expected. Used to getting her own way and giving the orders, Elowyn will not be controlled so easily. Grahame soon realizes that he’s got a fight on his hands—and it’s one they’re both going to enjoy!
Rakes Who Make Husbands Jealous
Only London's best lovers need apply

Reasons to do this:
1. Shaw pretending to be a man
2. Shaw escorting a duplicitous Root pretending to be a diplomat's daughter
3. Shaw in cavalry uniform
4. Shaw in cavalry uniform on a horse
5. Shaw in cavalry uniform on a horse with Root holding on behind as they flee, flee from danger

Reasons not to do this:
1. All the other unfinished fics I have
2. I don't know anything about history ever

Nearly home time for me, then it's nose to the grindstone in fic town.

{Fallon} WTF this day

Jun. 28th, 2017 11:44 pm
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[personal profile] we_are_spc
Shortened (sort of) version of family crap. )

And now I find out that one of my courses (My only on campus one) may well have been cancelled (Through my canvas site no less) and it's probably too late to tell VR not to get Open Door tickets, because they need to have the schedule in advance, and today (Mostly) has been frustrating as hell.

the only bright spot was someone taking me to the store and covering me for the food I couldn't afford on my Food Stamp card, and I about cried after he left because OMG I needed that. Also: Farmer's Market thing tomorrow-yea. I'm excited for that, too, because it's finally somewhere that isn't school or store. Or My friend's place. I like going there, don't get me wrong-but a change of pace is sometimes nice.

I'm still having a very hard time not wanting to retail therapy with my tips (I won't, but dam I just...would love to buy something just for me to let of some damn steam) because I have nothing else to do now that most of my school work for my 2 classes is done, and I still have enough energy, that while I was tired earlier...I'm not now. :( Although II'll probably try and sleep some-because riding with person to farm to pick up food to sell at market, then market itself might be a long day.


water-based paint adventures

Jun. 28th, 2017 09:27 pm
syntheid: [Steven Universe] Lapis's cracked gem (not beyond repair)
[personal profile] syntheid
I've been messing around with gouache and watercolor, trying to figure out how to use them, basically. So just been doing studies though I ... cannot find the original sources for the refs I used. Anyway. Actually kinda liked how these two turned out so. Enjoy I guess?

bridge in the forest, gouache

portrait of 'nuwa', watercolor

First Daylily

Jun. 28th, 2017 11:00 am
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[personal profile] threeringedmoon

Usually, the first daylily that blooms is a little misshapen, but this one turned out well.

Mirrored from Five Acres with a View.

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[personal profile] la_rainette
At some point last night I went to bed, because today I HAVE A SCHOOL OUTING with 46 kids (and I am so not ready for this, because I am running on very little sleep). This left Froglet (who is on vacation by now) and Husband (who had a work phone call scheduled at 3 am anyways, because Japanese client and time zones).

When I woke up this morning I found that the house was intact and nothing was missing (hurrah!).

I did, however, notice that there are a few leftovers from the party, including:
- chips.
- so. Many. Chips.
- all the pop (but the bottle of rye on the kitchen counter is completely empty, happy digestion, dude)
- one X box, next to our TV.
- two pairs of lovely nude dress shoes (no, Husband, not Froglet’s. Also, in case you hadn’t noticed, our daughter only has two feet, not four).
- one iPhone charger
- one extremely good looking young man (still awake and fully clothed, yay).

Apparently we’re good hosts because we had the elegance of disappearing after ordering the pizza. And Froglet is super happy, so there is that.

from Tumblr

Please be nice, Universe

Jun. 28th, 2017 08:59 am
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[personal profile] darthneko
House inspection yesterday. Mostly good? A few small problem areas? Like, it's either "this is a $10 kit you can get a Home Depot and fix yourself" or it's "you're going to want a contractor to take a look at this and confirm the foundations aren't collapsing" and nothing inbetween. >_<

So yeah, I'm stressed beyond belief and praying that the crack lines in the exterior foundation are, in fact, like the inspector guessed, old damage from improper drainage that has since been fixed and that it's just a matter of "caulk it, patch it, done". Please please please let that be the case, because omg I don't want to have to start looking again and we really love this house. *cries*

Also, the deck DOES need to be jacked up and new supports with proper cement feet put under it, but that's frankly minor in the "can be taken care of later" way, imo. We can just not use the deck in the meantime.

Didn't get my license and car plates switched over because the inspection took a long time and I was very done and dead by the end of it. Didn't have it in me to go sit in the DMV for hours. I'll go on Friday.

And then I went home and laid on the bed with the cuddly cats and played clicky games and read because my head hurt. My head hurts even more today. Spring can stop springing with all it's damned pollen count, now, and the shifting weather pressure. My sinuses are on fire and my head is going to explode. DNW.


Jun. 28th, 2017 05:24 am
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[personal profile] dglenn

"Why not be oneself? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese?" -- Edith Sitwell (b. 1887-09-07, d. 1964-12-09)


Jun. 27th, 2017 11:55 pm
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[personal profile] aximili
So, I was told I was going to be moved to Charlotte's shift (NOC Sunday-Thurs). I was excited about this, because I was planning to go to Stanbridge next year.

I was told I'd be starting within the next two weeks. I changed my availability.

Except now I'm finding out they hired another full-time NOC shift.

She was being very insistent that I would be moving to full-time NOC. If I'm not, I need to work on finding a new job. I'm not cutting my hours down to half-time.

If they were going to fire me, this is a very roundabout way of doing it, and it's also very out-of-the-blue, since no one has even spoken to me and said I'm doing anything wrong.

If they're moving me to NOC two nights per week, I need to find a new job because I promised myself I would not settle for part-time anymore.
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[personal profile] twistedchick
Are we seeing the end of the Left and the Right, as we know them?

Americans who can find North and South Korea on a map are more likely to prefer diplomacy to war.

Which country is our strongest ally? After dumping (on) Britain and Europe, Republicans are leaning toward Australia.

Being forgetful may mean your brain is working properly. Do I really have to remember the essay I wrote for the NYS English Regents exam?

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer's dissent warns that the US is turning into a prison state. She's not wrong. Read this.

Body shape analysis with kittens.

Obama on the Trumplackofcare bill. Ignore the grandiosity of the webpage and drop down to the speech. And the Congressional Budget Office's crunched numbers show 22 million would lose health care. Essentially, it is the cynical and uncaring RetroRepublicans trading lives for tax cuts.

And an editorial on why people are in politics, and how this week will define them. Quoting behind the cut: )

And David Brooks writes on how the GOP has rejected traditional conservatism. Quoting behind cut: )

Since the Washington Post is still giving me stink-eye, here's Bipartisan Report's review of Sally Yates' blast at Jeff Sessions.

Where can the gay men fleeing Chechnya find refuge? I want to write 'our gay brothers fleeing Chechnya' because they are. But current US immigration policies will not make things easy for them.

What all 50 states are hungry for, on Pinterest.


Jun. 27th, 2017 11:59 pm
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[personal profile] musyc
So, I know lots of people would tell me 'what are you whining about?', but bleh. Gotta whine sometimes.

My hair is half as thick as it was when I was 20. Yes, yes, aging and all that. And really when you get to it, my half-thick is still on the thick side of average. My ponytail circumference is just a tidge under four inches.

But it's so much thinner for me. My entire life, I was the girl with the unbelievably thick hair, and now it's just ... thickish. Hard to deal with when so much of my identity and self-image has been wrapped up in my hair. It makes me sadface and I have to work to not let it get to me sometimes. (Especially today. Hormones/cycles. SUCK.)


Trash Night

Jun. 27th, 2017 11:27 pm
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
1: Got to bed at 5am. Kid has a minor cold or something and nose-running and could not get to sleep despite the Benadryl cutting in at the right time. -_-

2: On the other hand, got to the Really Busy restaurant past 3, and they were practically deserted, and then I talked them into letting us go up in the loft and keeping the lights off (the windows let in plenty) because the kid had not slept well, or enough, and was also hungry, and that is basically Meltdown city. (I then added an extra $5 above the 20% for the waitress who agreed to take us on. Because stairs! And also she kept me in ice tea.)

3: Trash Night. Whee.

I think I may've had a 4 but I forget.

Havva Quote
S••••• laughs at an AD&D 2nd Edition broken build. "Witch kit allows you to start play with 1,500 gp in magic items, including potions. Wild Mage, a class compatible with the kit, opens up the possibility of a wild surge on a casting roll. Potion of luck, 1,500 gp lets you pick any result for a die roll. And wild surge result 07 declares that the next phrase the caster utters is true for the next ten minutes."
M__ has connected.
M__ says, “I LIVE, I DIE, I LIVE AGAIN!!!”
--From the MUSH

INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )
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Me, a week ago: so where’s prom, do you know? And the after-prom?

Froglet: I’ll find out.

Me, two days ago: so do you know where prom is now?

Froglet: yeah, it’s at Fancy-Place-Next-Door. 

Me: wow, that’s super close! You could walk there - well, not in those heels, obviously, but still. And the after-prom?

Froglet *fidgets*: didn’t dad tell you? 

Me: tell me what?

Froglet: It’s here. We’re hosting it. 

Me *falls over*

I think I’m fairly ready. I have finger food of various kinds, mineral water (LOTS of water) and pop; we’re not legally allowed to serve them booze, but apparently if they bring their own booze we’re good, so the kids have dropped off their booze (a lot of booze). They’re gone now, and I am on standby to pick them up and drive them to our place after the official prom is over (which is literally 5 minutes away by car).

Me, to Froglet: Ok, so we have food…

Froglet: don’t leave it on the table though, I need it for the beer pong…

Me: the what? 

Froglet: it’s a, a thing. 

Me: Froglet, I really want your friends to have a memorable after-prom but I’d rather “memorable” didn’t mean being chased around by a crazy frog-lady with a broom.

Froglet *throws arms around me* You’re the best mommy. The best. 

We mommies live for those moments. <3 


(For friends who know me on DW, I’ll post an access-locked picture if you want to have a look :) ) 

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