Divergent: Insurgent

Mar. 31st, 2015 03:41 pm
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We went to Insurgent last night. It made no sense whatsoever, but I enjoyed it pretty well anyway.

Spoilery stuff. )

Also, [personal profile] mergatrude just pointed me at the How It Should Have Ended clip for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which made me laugh and laugh and laugh.

i adulted ALL THE THINGS

Mar. 30th, 2015 12:30 pm
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Mondays, every week, let's celebrate ourselves, to start the week right. Tell me what you're proud of. Tell me what you accomplished last week, something -- at least one thing -- that you can turn around and point at and say: I did this. Me. It was tough, but I did it, and I did it well, and I am proud of it, and it makes me feel good to see what I accomplished. Could be anything -- something you made, something you did, something you got through. Just take a minute and celebrate yourself. Either here, or in your journal, but somewhere.

(And if you feel uncomfortable doing this in public, I've set this entry to screen any anonymous comments, so if you want privacy, comment anonymously and I won't unscreen it. Also: yes, by all means, cheer each other on when you see something you want to give props to!)

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Mar. 30th, 2015 07:09 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

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[livejournal.com profile] azureavian linked to a fundraiser for a coworker's family, whose young daughter has a brain tumor, necessitating a lot of travel and treatment. You can read more about Mirella and support her battle here.

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Help For Free:

[livejournal.com profile] why_me_why_not linked to a friend, Katie, whose PHD experimental psychology program needs survey takers. The survey takes about 30 minutes and explores life experiences related to mental health. The survey is open to US residents, 18 years or older, and is in English. There's also a raffle you can sign up for when you complete the survey! Read more and take the survey here.

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And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).

Challenge #545: giant

Mar. 29th, 2015 08:51 pm
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Welcome to [community profile] dw100. Challenges are posted roughly once a week.

Challenge #545 is giant.

The rules:
- All stories must be 100 words long.
- Please place your story behind a cut if it contains spoilers for the latest season.
- You don't have to use the challenge word or phrase in your story; it's just there for inspiration.
- Please use the challenge tag 545: giant on any story posted to this challenge.

Good luck!

1975 / Ma, I love her awful

Mar. 29th, 2015 11:14 am
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Hayley Atwell's been speaking at a con this weekend:

If you had to choose a romance for season 2, Angie or Daniel?
Both! Wouldn’t that be great? I’m up for it.

Who would Peggy be friends with in real life?
I don’t know... Hillary Clinton? Or Beyoncé. I think Bey and Peggy.

Based on the scenes of Howard saying he loved Steve, what do you think about bisexual Howard and him loving Steve that way?
Why not? I think there are lots of kinds of love, there’s platonic love. There are passionate forms of love between two men that can be homoerotic or not. I don’t want to put words in Dominic’s mouth, but as a liberal I’m all for it.

On hanging out with Chris
We drank a lot of beer and played a lot of computer games. We have a brother/sister rivalry, really competitive. Also I’m a lot better at charades than him.

What’s it like kissing Chris?
He has very soft lips. And he smells really good, he’s very hygienic.

It's okay, leave me here. Go on without me. (If we don't get another Peggy Carter project, it will be personally devastating to me.)

The current phase of dissertation writing has me feeling rather like Oscar Wilde—"Either this wallpaper goes or I do." The trouble is that I'm not entirely sure if I'm the wallpaper or Oscar in this scenario. So much Latin and medieval French translated. So much more still to go, and an advisor who's still AWOL.

Time for more tea.
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I'm running a history-themed vidshow for this year's VidUKon, and I'm currently looking for recs!

I'm after any and all vids with historical settings, but I'm especially keen to hear ideas about less popular historical eras, non-Western history and marginalised people in history, since I figure those will probably be harder to track down and I want to have a broad variety of things!

You are very much encouraged to self-rec if you have something you think might fit the bill! :D

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Mar. 29th, 2015 08:22 am
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I had to do some mending and altering this morning, and one of the joys of having a sewing machine that is literally older than you are is that you can take it entirely to pieces and work out what's wrong with it if it isn't working properly. One of the pitfalls of this is that you often have to.

The needle, for some reason, wasn't staying threaded when I tried to stitch, and when it was, the bobbin thread was pulling through strangely. So I took the lower (bobbin) mechanism entirely apart, cleaned it, and reassembled it. When that didn't work, I took the upper (needle) mechanism mostly apart, cleaned it, and reassembled it. When that didn't work, I took both apart more or less at once.

Then I checked the owner's manual (also older than I am) and it said, "if the needle won't stay threaded and the bobbin thread pulls through strangely, adjust the screw on the bobbin a quarter turn."

That was literally all I needed to do: remove a piece that's removed on a regular basis anyway, turn the screw in it a quarter turn to loosen the tension, and reinsert.

Goddammit, Singer.

But at least now the hole in my undies is mended and the shirt that didn't quite fit right now fits right, so there.

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