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I am SATURATED. I’m the reason they invented the word “drenched”. 

The plan this morning was to leave around quarter to six, do three and a half miles on the bridges, and end up at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park for Saturday morning Tai Chi In The Park. It was wet out but I thought the rain had just ended.

OH NO MY FRIENDS. IT HAD ONLY JUST BEGUN.

But by the time it was raining hard enough for me to decide I should turn back I was already a mile and a quarter out, so I just turned around and ran back, but it just kept raining harder. By the time I hit my block again it was the kind of hard rain where you wouldn’t want to be out in it even if you had an umbrella and rain boots. 

Coming into the building, dripping everywhere, I ran into a family going out for an early morning walk and the look of horror that crossed their faces was hilarious. The dad actually went “Ahhhhhhhhh is it still raining” and I said, “Little bit, yeah.”

So, no Tai Chi for me this morning, I’m going to stay inside and have a hot breakfast instead. 

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Challenge #618: hinge

Aug. 26th, 2016 04:31 pm
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Welcome to [community profile] dw100. Challenges are posted approximately once a week.

Challenge #618 is hinge.

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  • Please use the challenge tag 618: hinge on any story posted to this challenge.

Testing imzy crossposting

Aug. 26th, 2016 10:37 pm
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So a new platform called Imzy has sprung up and is maybe a new fannish hub? I don't have particularly strong feelings about it, especially given that I'm perfectly happy on dreamwidth, but it does have a better framework for discussion than twitter or tumblr so if fandom wants to hang out there then I'm game.

I'm testing a feature whereby allegedly it will post to my blog there from my DW RSS feed (thanks to [personal profile] morgandawn for the tip).

If you want to check it out, you can request an invite from me here. I've got 50, so don't be shy.

eta: it crossposts a link to this post but not the body.

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Aug. 26th, 2016 02:57 pm
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It is probably not un-connected to the interior work I've been doing the last few weeks that I am also deep into a re-engagement with Madeleine L'Engle, who was my guiding star in childhood and who i have not read for near a decade now. I'm starting with the Murry-O'Keefe stuff, which was always the most important to me, but I maybe have to reread all of it - it's been too long on the Katherine Vigneras books, for sure, and maybe this time around I might like Troubling A Star.

Hard rec on the L'Engle-narrated audiobooks, btw. She has a lovely grandmotherly voice and great readerly affect.

I thought I'd do a post on each of the books, if people want to come talk? And I'm gonna push myself through some of the small fic I've been doing, see if I can successfully put work out sometime here. I miss putting out little fic on a more regular basis, I keep hoarding it all up into these big projects that take forever instead.

the crucial attitude adjustment

Aug. 26th, 2016 08:35 am
cypher: script text on pink background: Sirs, I have not yet *begun* to kawaii. (shipper's battle cry)
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This morning I was thinking about how sad it was that Kamen Rider Amazons has basically no femslash potential -- by which I mean, it has some female characters but they almost never interact and when they do it doesn't pass Bechdel -- and then I realized I was failing to think like a slasher. The important questions are "Does this show have female characters I like?" and "How can *I* make them interact with each other?" and fuck the oversight of the canon in that regard.

So now I have about 500 words of Nozomi/Nanaha sketched out and I'm not sure yet if I'll be able to get it to fit a [community profile] seasonofkink square but I'm pretty sure I can at least make it be porn. Because Nozomi deserves some stress relief and Nanaha deserves pretty much all the nice things ever jfc she's more patient than the entire rest of the cast put together.

What the actual fuck.

Aug. 26th, 2016 01:23 am
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My cat (my favorite, don't tell the rest) just came into our bedroom and pissed all over our comforter and sheets.

A) I came home not 5 minutes before this. (After a super-shitty week at work culminating in a particularly super-shitty day today.)
B) This is actually the second time he's done it, the last time, he did it while my wife and I were in the bed. He pissed ON US. We weren't really sure what to make of that; he'd been sick and we'd been playing with his insulin to get him back on track with his blood sugars.

I can't tell if he's still sick and letting us know, or if he's pissed at me specifically. I've been stressed from work, so not particularly lovey or anything, but not like, awful? I'm still petting the cats and they sleep with us, and hang out with me on the couch.

You know, I just didn't need this today.

Bits and bobs

Aug. 26th, 2016 03:25 pm
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1. Thanks to advice from someone on the [livejournal.com profile] ljarchive comm, I uninstalled and reinstalled LJArchive and now have it up and running properly for the first time in two years. This makes me so happy, you wouldn't believe! It's such an easy way to search through my stuff. *dances*

2. J and I are 6 episodes into Queen In-Hyun's Man, and it's utterly charming. One of the best aspects, from my POV, is unlike other Kdramas )

3. I have Imzy invites, if anyone wants them. However, I barely have time for the platforms I currently frequent (LJ, DW, and increasingly twitter), so I don't know that I'm going to explore properly any time soon. As always, I expect to be a late adopter.

4. I'm trying to cut back on twitter. It's such a giant vortex of time-suckiness! (But then there are intermittent cute animal pics and political things and jokes/snark, and it's like the PERFECT operand conditioning environment. I'm sure this has been noted before.)

5. [profile] lunabee is hosting a letter-writing exchange (yes, actual paper and envelopes and stamps).

6. Dates are set for [livejournal.com profile] get__together 2016. NZers, see the comm for details.

7. Arms continue to be annoying and sore.

8. Yesterday's fansplaining podcast on Shipping and Activism was excellent and thoughtful.

9. I saw this on twitter today:



This is such a weird question to me. Like, why would you want your ship to be canon?! That would ruin everything! I want my ships to be a) possible around the edges of canon, b) not contradicted by canon, and/or c) supported in oblique (yes, sometimes slash-baity) ways. So I can play!

This is not to say I don't want queer representation in media -- but in my fandoms, we make our own queer representation.

10. This comic.

I have Imzy invites

NSFW Aug. 25th, 2016 10:47 pm
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There’s something incredibly satisfying about watching this shape emerge from the boat fold. It’s all the folding-back, I think. It’s a simple process but a really engaging one.

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I REFUSE TO BE SPIDERS GEORG

Aug. 25th, 2016 08:58 pm
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[personal profile] st_aurafina
So there I was, dripping wet, fresh out of the shower, wearing nothing but a pair of earbuds plugged into an audiobook while I was getting dressed when I see...cutting for dramatic effect and also spiders )


Meanwhile, in Imzy-land, I have learned that Imzy will only let you network with 14 other communities, which seems counter-intuitive for a networking platform, but okay. I have started a fandom_calendar comm, which people are starting tentatively to use. Which is good.

So far, I'm finding it an odd mix of neat and clunky. I like the way it handles anon posting. I hate the way you have to click through to get to the links that people are posting, and the way comment notifications don't have the content of the comment in the email. Comment threading is wacky as hell, and comment order seems unpredictable once there's three or four commenters on a post (is it by popularity? Omg, so weird.) But the development team are pretty active, and things change day to day. Today they added a personal blog function.

I've still got invites, if anyone wants to try it out. (I need a email for that, or you can go to the link for my personal blog and request one there.)

This is me: st_aurafina
This is fandom_calendar: fandom_calendar
This is a multifandom drabble exchange that sign-ups close for soon: multifandomdrabble


OMG GBBO!! (spoilers for ep 1 of 2016 Great British Bake-off. This turned into a live blog. I say omg a lot alot.) )

I love you, Bake Off. See you next week.
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I woke up earlier than usual this morning, so I went for an early and truncated run – last run I noticed my knee started acting up around the two mile mark, so I decided to shorten today’s run, and also around a mile in I ran through a puddle and wet shoes tend to make for blisters. So, short run. But my knee feels okay and I don’t think I’m blistering anywhere.  And I did hatch a Geodude this morning! I’m going to name him Tiberius.

As you can see my chart is a little different from normal; @digitaldiscipline, my Meathead Side of Tumblr advisor, was kind enough to send me his old Charge HR so I could try it out. I’m loving the heart rate monitor, and I did miss having the side-button you could use to start a workout. Plus I’ve always been fond of the slightly larger, flatter profile of the Charge model, and it seems like the Charge is more tap-sensitive than the Alta, you really have to thump the Alta sometimes to get it to bring up your data. I’m not as bothered by the buckle-clasp as I thought I would be. 

I do have some weird guilt about not wearing the Alta, despite the fact that I didn’t really pay for it (since it replaced an old Charge that had more than paid for itself) and b). I still FEEL like I did, and there’s no denying it’s newer and in better shape. We all have weird consumer guilt, you guys. 

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