Utterly shameless ficlet

Apr. 22nd, 2019 08:26 pm
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Why, yes, I am that annoying person who makes yesterday was 0 and yesterday was 49 jokes every single year. It's a very important minhag.

I have also apparently gone this long and never posted a Good Omens fic???? I guess it was eaten by a cat...

Yesterday Was Zero. (271 words) by Lanna Michaels
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Pesach, Crack, Ficlet, Chad Gadya

So, there was this goat.

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Apr. 22nd, 2019 06:24 pm
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I regret that I didn't take time to deal with the dishes yesterday. I've ran the dishwasher twice today. My hands are very unhappy about this because getting things out of the dishwasher is much, much harder than putting them in. I try to have Cordelia do that part as much as I can, but I had missed how many dirty dishes we had because I hadn't realized that the dishwasher was nearly full.

I started a load of laundry before I emptied the dishwasher, and I tried to do some cooking. The latter task ran aground on the food I planned to cook being bad. I want to make banana bread, but the bananas aren't quite overripe enough yet, and my hands really weren't up to it after the cleaning.

I talked Cordelia through refilling the cold brew coffee thingy. I normally do it because I'm the one who tracks when it's empty. I don't drink it, but I pour Scott's mug (he drinks it cold and unmixed with anything else) and prepare Cordelia's every morning.

I'll probably leave switching over the laundry until Cordelia gets home. I'm not sure I can manage that on top of what I've already done.

I wanted to change the top sheets and pillowcases on our bed. We changed the fitted sheet yesterday because I sloshed coffee on it while reaching for a kleenex to clean up coffee that I'd sloshed on a library book on my bedside table while I was trying to set the cup down.

I considered going out to get my hair cut today, but I failed my morale check and stayed home. I think I need a different haircut because the long hair is giving me issues. It's exhausting to wash, and I keep moving wrong when I brush it. I'm safe down to a certain point. Then I twist my wrist to shift my grip and keep my brush moving.

Fandom Update

Apr. 22nd, 2019 10:26 pm
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Despite having nothing to add on the items below I have not been completely quiet in Fandom. I am still participating in both the LANDCOMMS: [livejournal.com profile] landofart and [livejournal.com profile] gameofcards. Hopefully I will have something to share soon :)

Here is my weekly FANDOM update.

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Sometimes people make suggestions that would be really helpful if the people involved weren't hella toxic and that's all I'll say in an unlocked post, so instead of that I'm going to talk about the fact that I want some damn sheening fountain pen ink and a new TWSBI Eco to use it with.

Goulet Pens TWSBI Eco Collection

I'm thinking of getting this set of sample inks to see what I like best before I commit to a bottle.

Also, I'm in need of a storage tray for my pens soon. Uh. Whoops.

In an entirely un-relevant to fountain pens link, I got this from a Facebook friend, and I do love me some food-related links. If it's food and history-related, so much the better. This one is about the history of sugar in Chinese cuisine (and includes several recipes):

Sugar: An Ancient Culinary and Medical Commodity by Jacqueline M. Newman
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Songset made for [community profile] icontalking for Doctor Who from What About Everything - Carbon Leaf. I now want to have a go at seeing if I can do the whole song, but in the meantime here's the set I made for the challenge (using the first verse & chorus).


That's the exciting thing. Nobody else in the universe can do what we're doing )

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Apr. 21st, 2019 09:52 pm
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I still haven't made those phone calls in spite of having good intentions. I'm going to set an alarm to remind me to call my grandmother tomorrow. I'll see if I feel up to calling my father after that.

Easter dinner with Scott's sister's family and her in-laws turned out to be pretty laid back. I didn't expect it to be. I think that part of it is that my SIL has realized that the tremor and the arthritis mean that she really doesn't want me carrying her china or helping prepare food in her kitchen. I'm an accident waiting to happen even when I'm the only one in the kitchen. The odds of trouble go up with more people crammed in there.

I wrote an exchange treat over the weekend. I didn't make progress on my actual assignments, but I wrote about 2500 words and got polished enough to post. Maybe I'll be able to get my words moving this week. I'm at 29K words for the year which is pretty good but not even remotely comparable to where I was at this point in 2017 or 2018. I'm tracking it, but I'm not particularly fussed.

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Apr. 21st, 2019 06:30 pm
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I'm currently visiting some friends in a different state for spring break and it's been pleasant and chill hanging out with them. Just what I needed. We watched some movies and we also finished up the second season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina because they were still marathoning the series. They haven't seen Game of Thrones, not really, so when that comes on tonight, I'm going to go and watch it by myself.

I do still have assignments to do over the break and I've been slowly working on quality assessment on RCTs and systematic reviews for my research course. It's so slow going though because I'm second guessing every answer for the quality assessment and there's a bunch I have to do.

Sign ups are open for Not Prime Time and instructions for it are here. Sign ups close on April 30th. 48 participants so far!

Dear NOFM Writer

Apr. 21st, 2019 05:22 pm
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To be updated in the next few days!
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Last year I wrote a long Haggadah full of quotes and readings that I found thought-provoking and meaningful: some analytical, some mystical, some poetic. My brother edited it down to a very efficient 12 pages (in large type for easy reading aloud) that's more suited to our mixed multitude, and to our practice of celebrating Passover at a restaurant and squeezing the service in between placing our orders and food arriving at the table. I retaliated coped balanced it by moving the readings into an appendix. They remain the best part of the Haggadah for me, and I thought I'd put them here in case they enrich anyone else's Passover. L'shalom!

Cut for length )

Vidding 101 Begins

Apr. 20th, 2019 10:54 pm
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I picked up Sony Vegas 14 at HumbleBundle a while back, and finally got around to installing it.

I want to make a vid. I want to make a vid I know damn well nobody else will make, so I guess I gotta learn vidding.

However, the vid I want to make is complicated and involves several sources from different eras, which I know is a pain. So first, I gotta make an easy-for-beginners vid to get used to the software.

Criteria for beginner vidding:
* Ideally, single video source (a movie or single episode)
* Video source you don't mind watching a zillion times because you don't know what you're doing so you're going to see a LOT of it
* Song you don't mind hearing a zillion times, for the same reason
* Not your dream vid project - this is not going to be perfect

Various other vidding tips apply: something visually interesting, song that has enough "story" or tempo changes to give you some structure, avoid songs or vid material that's been used lots of times unless you want to be The New Version of one of those.

I figured out what I want to do.

I think I'm ready to try this )

Sephardic Charosets

Apr. 20th, 2019 08:35 pm
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I mentioned this recipe in the Yuletide discord and there was some interest in it so I thought I'd write it up. It's quite the change from the typical apple, walnuts, sugar and wine recipe that I (and many Ashkenazi Jews) grew up with but has become a staple at my seders since I got it 26 years ago when in college. I usually double it so there's plenty for the seder and to give to people to take home and I still have some left to eat through passover.

1/2 lb pitted dates
1 C dark currants (or double the raisins)
1 C raisins
1/4 C pitted prunes
1- 1 1/4 C sweet wine (grape juice will work too)
1/2 C chopped walnuts
1/4 C ground almonds

1) Soak the fruit overnight (either coarsely chop the fruit before soaking or whir with an immersion blender once in the pan the next day). 2) Drain but reserve the liquid. 3) In a heavy pan combine the fruit, 1 C wine and 1 C of reserved liquid (if doubling do NOT double this). 4) Cook over med-low heat 4-5 hours, stirring occasionally (until the liquid is absorbed) and the mixture is thick. 5) Cool. 6)Stir in nuts and more wine if it's too dry.

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Apr. 20th, 2019 06:50 pm
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Somehow, Scott and I ended up staying up past midnight last night. It was mostly due to Scott not coming to bed until past 12:30. I didn't even notice how late it was because he doesn't stay up like that normally. I woke at 6 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep.

Part of the not getting back to sleep is that Scott opened the blinds when he did the work on the ceiling fan last weekend. Since we get up at 5:30 on weekdays, I hadn't really noticed, but I definitely noticed this morning. The other parts of not getting back to sleep were the usual culprits in terms of the Halcion and painkillers having worn off and in terms of my body being unable to make up its mind about being warm or cold.

I need to make some family phone calls this weekend. There have been three birthdays in the last week, and I completely forgot. I wished my sister a happy birthday on Facebook, but that seems like more of a failure than missing it altogether.
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Mists of Avalon--Book 3 Chapter 9 Part II

Bradley the Incestuous breaks the fourth wall with Morgaine, who has a “divine revelation” about  the wonderfulness of incest, and Morgaine’s stepson Accolon pressures her into sex  by telling her that he and his older brother are both child molesters. 

Welcome to the worst section of the book.

Content Warnings

  • warning: abuse (emotional)
  • warning: abuse (sexual)
  • warning: child abuse
  • warning: classism
  • warning: controversial issues
  • warning: do not want
  • warning: incest
  • warning: incestuous undertones
  • warning: pedophilia (mentioned)
  • warning: potential triggers
  • warning: rape (mentioned)
  • warning: sexism
  • warning: transphobia

(If you want to catch up, the Table of Contents is available here, along with links to every review we’ve done on this book so far.)

Note: This book’s critique may be hard for anyone who has suffered because of incest, pedophilia, or rape. There is a great deal of normalization of these crimes in Mists, as well as a huge amount of rape apologia, and we three critics spend a lot of time tearing all of this apart. Check the content warnings for each chapter, make your own judgments…and please be safe.

Mists of Avalon--Book 3 Chapter 9 Part II

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Apr. 20th, 2019 08:47 am
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Sign ups are open for Not Prime Time and instructions for it are here. They'll close on April 30th.

I actually finished season 2 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in 2 days and it was wild, but I loved it. I hope there's a season 3.

I also got HBO streaming so I can watch the last season of Game of Thrones. The best part though is how many movies I want to watch/haven't seen are on it, that aren't on Hulu or Netflix. Score!


Apr. 20th, 2019 07:51 am
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That show...does not hold up. Wow, oh, God, the persistent misogyny runs through the whole show, and in episode one, Susan is metoo-ish )

Basically, every woman but Susan is presented in a sexist light, Susan isn't so great either as she's "not like other girls," ugh, and the men are all sleazy and opportunistic.

Not a show to rewatch. I can't believe I didn't complain before about watching a 30-something pout about how only single men are "worth her elasticity." (For those who haven't seen it, the female BFF sidekick thinks only single men are worth risking wrinkles for, so she only ever smiles at them. Gross.)

Tarot layout: Moon in Libra reading

Apr. 19th, 2019 11:17 pm
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The topic of specialized readings came up on a Discord channel, so I made a layout for the full moon in Libra (that's today, technically in about 5 hours; the next day and a half or so are still considered "full moon" for magical workings).

Large image under the cut )
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