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April 17th, 2014


fearlessfirefly
04:50 pm - New fic alert [Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy]
I got frustrated trying to transfer this fic from my word processor to Dreamwidth/LJ, so for now my latest fanfic can be found at the outside links below:

Born Again Every Time You Spend The Night: Post-TTSS, bookverse. There are things Smiley doesn't know about Peter Guillam. In which spies have crushes and punches and sleepovers. Guillam/Smiley, one-sided. Rated G, no content warnings apply.

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dandelion_diva
05:45 pm
Peter LaBarbera came to my college to "expose" the "gay agenda." He wasn't expecting what would happen instead .

Best part of the whole thing: "As an institution, we have a duty to protect free speech, hateful or not.

But we don’t have to listen to it."

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Did a bit too much in the garden today and my back is yelling quite loudly. But, I got spinach, brussels sprouts, heirloom tomatoes and zucchini in, in two containers.

I found out that the red container that was here when we moved in doesn't have horrible drainage...it has a *plug* in the perfectly sized drain hole. I don't understand...it was full of potting soil. What the hell were they trying to grow, water lilies? So, that one had been emptied and now I'll refill it and plant cucumbers. Even if I had known about the plug, it would have had to be emptied to pop it out. Bit too silly.
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ysabetwordsmith
02:51 pm - Poem: "One Man at a Time"

This poem was inspired by a discussion with johnpalmer about what it means to be a hero and what heroes do.  It also fills the "depression" square on my 8-12-13 card for the Hurt/Comfort bingo fest.  It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.

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maladaptive
03:41 pm

One thing I find really strange/jarring about a lot of genre YA fiction is how something huge and life-changing happens and then the characters go back to doing normal teen things--particularly going to school. They also don't tell their parents things that they really, really should.

Like, authors, maybe I remember being a teenager better, I don't know, but I have something to tell you: I stayed home when I had to catch a late flight from vacation and nobody wanted to wake up in three hours to work/school the next day.

If I was secretly the princess of a magical kingdom and had until the full moon to find the Fiddlybobs of Rule, I would absolutely not be going to school. And yet, I saw this perpetrated again and again! I can forgive plots where the supernatural side of the story is a secret to be kept from parents (e.g., Animorphs), but that's not relevant in a lot of the books I'm reading now. Or sometimes the characters keep things secret when they really shouldn't because there's no evidence their parents suck, can't handle it, shouldn't handle it, or whatever. When things went south, 90% of the time my first instinct was to make an adult deal with it and those were normal life issues! If I needed to find the Fiddlybobs of Rule I would 100% be asking my parents if they know anybody in the Fiddlybob finding biz.

Were all YA authors raised by rabid disciplinarians?

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nytekat
01:41 pm - blah
my aunt is dying or is dead.  she is my mom's sister.  she has multiple sclorosis, so it is a blessing really.

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the_siobhan
02:28 pm - Do you feel like 1959?
Gah. Can't comment on half of the LJ posts today, because I get some of them give me a pop-up saying my workplace is "considering" a block because the URL has been identified as web blogging site.

That's banks for you. Finger on the pulse, etc.

Anyway.

There was a discussion on a friend's FB recently about her upcoming marriage, and how while she is looking forward to the wedding and to being married to her partner, the prospect of being called "husband and wife" really skeeves her out.

I get that. Hoo boy, do I get that.

There have been a couple of times that I have talked to Axel about how I occasionally wished that we hadn't gotten married. Not because I regret marrying him (I don't), or because it wasn't fun (it was), but because of all the assumptions that other people put on our relationship because of it. Those grate on my nerves big time.

But you want to know what really drives me spare? It's when people change my name.

The absolute worst people for doing that seem to be contractors. I can't tell you how many times I have had to tell workmen, "That is not my name." We hire all our contractors through a central agency, and even though I set up the account and both our names are on it, they insist on calling me up and asking for "Mrs Johnston".

The last fucking straw was when I hired some guys to redo the floor in my sister's condo. They never spoke to Axel. They never met Axel. All arrangements were made by me. They had my contact info. My name was on the cheque I gave them. And when they finished the job they dropped the key off in the condo office in an envelope - labelled with Axel's last name. The office freaked out and wouldn't give back the fucking key without a copy of the ownership.

That was over a week ago and I am still ready to just about fucking skin somebody every time I think about it. It just might end up being the next person who calls me "Mrs Johnston".

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rkt
12:01 pm - My tweets

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sephirajo
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jenbooks
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d_c_m
12:15 pm - Suzanne Sadedin's answer to: Menstruation: What is the evolutionary benefit or purpose periods?
The below article Suzanne Sadedin's answer to:
Menstruation: What is the evolutionary benefit or purpose of having periods? seemed interesting to me. I don't know how it stands up to scientific scrutiny but I thought it was cool so I copied it and you can read it be low the cut.
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vendettaxviolin
12:06 pm - My tweets
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esprix
12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Wed, 23:08: OK, I have to admit this is pretty cool. I have a Bluetooth keyboard for my phone now. This will make texting a LOT easier. :)

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four
04:53 pm - ♫ Melted


If the ice melted, a warmer song would have been brought about
But why is this ice so cold? Why is it so cold?

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four
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lyonesse
09:19 am - complaints dept.
who the heck sent out for extra winter???
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greenwick
05:46 am - My tweets
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singloom
12:01 pm - My tweets
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ysabetwordsmith
04:24 am - Photography
 Pictures of Rome.
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ysabetwordsmith
12:19 am - Linguistics
 Word meanings can shift over time.  Sometimes this is good, other times not so much.  I'm often bemused by "decimated" to mean "mostly or wholly destroyed."  It really means "1/10 destroyed."  LInk courtesy of my partner Doug.
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ysabetwordsmith
12:11 am - Art
 Cut paper art.
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