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([personal profile] settiai Oct. 22nd, 2017 08:02 pm)
Wow. This weekend has been an absolute roller coaster when it comes to D&D. Rambling under the cut. )
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([personal profile] beccaelizabeth Oct. 23rd, 2017 12:37 am)
I think one of the reasons I ever wanted to go to college was that living on campus seems pretty ideal. Not that I ever could. And student rooms are tiny, I need more room for my books.


Walking everywhere, No Cars, places that make breakfast and other foods, small shops (probably too small but the dream has actual food supplies in it), book shops, and a really big library. Plus rooms for to be social and book games nights and so forth. And interesting stuff to study and things to do. And you can go look in the art museum whenever you want to. And just, university campus, all the useful and necessary things, no waiting.

Too many humans, vast majority young, too much noise, weird focus on loud music events, probably lots of stuff going on I couldnt be having with.

But as a daydream, that's what I want. No cars, big library, places to meet.

But I got a degree in a subject I'm kind of Done with, because I get bored tired fed up pointing out all the ways things continue to be the same sorts of annoying.

And I remember how difficult that was and cant even aspire to go do it again in possibly bigger classes.

I don't know how I coped with all the humans but I'm not feeling the benefit side of the cost/benefit any more.

I can think of all the reasons to not do things but then the future will continue to look like the past few years and that's really boring.

I should dream better.

Interesting things to read, people to talk to them about, and places I can get to without crossing a stupid road. Good dream.
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([personal profile] settiai Oct. 22nd, 2017 07:34 pm)
So... as those of you who follow me on Twitter know, I accidentally adopted a new cat last weekend. Oops?

Long story short: one of my coworkers has a teenage son who's in college. Said son adopted a cat back in the spring, decided over summer vacation that she was too much work, and left her with his parents when he went back to school. His mom is severely allergic to cats. They tried keeping her for a few weeks, but my coworker's wife ended up in the emergency room unable to breathe because of it, so the cat ended up with me somewhat unexpectedly.

(I'd volunteered to take her, on the condition that WWIII didn't break out in my apartment when I tried introducing a third cat to the mix, but it was something that was tentative and wasn't planned for at least several more weeks. Then I got a phone call last Saturday night asking if my coworker could come by the next morning.)


Everyone, meet Keyleth (also known as Kiki.)

Garrus and Percy have been fine with her from the beginning. They've definitely been more curious than anything else. She, on the other hand, has been a little more wary. At this point, she's just starting to get used to being in a new environment with two much-larger-than-her cats around. (Kiki's approximately two years old, but she's tiny. Even smaller than Tali was, which is saying something.)

So far, so good. I left them alone without shutting anyone up in the bedroom for the first time earlier today, while I played D&D over at the game store near my place, and the apartment was still standing when I got home. Kiki's still somewhat wary of Garrus and Percy, but the worst she's done is hiss and go pout under the bed for a little while before coming back out. And neither of them seems to be taking offense to it, so they're just leaving her be for a bit when she gets to that point.
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([personal profile] dira Oct. 22nd, 2017 11:10 pm)
This week included my birthday (and I am still in mid-birthday-weekend-trip) so… less writing. (And I have concluded that I need to let Kinktober go because I’m just picking away for days and days at one day’s story, and missing working on other stuff, so I am pretty decidedly not in The Kinktober Spirit.)

WIPs currently active: 5, since as of this moment I’m not counting the Kinktober thing I was working on.

Words written this week: 1,725

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 142

Born in the Blood: 187, and then I got to a scene break and now I have to figure out the next scene. Oh dear. 

Slavefic #6: 176, although I may have to walk back some of it, because it’s possible I got carried away writing things in direct refutation of a frustrating comment on a previous story. Oops.

Wildly Unmanageable Ace!Bitty Longfic: 194

Jack/Bitty angsty happy ending kidfic: 734

Kinktober Day 9 (Sam/Grant, abandoned for now): 292, and finally I have to admit that writing fanfic of an original thing I wrote is crossing some wire in my brain that is making it weirdly difficult to write a PWP?? idek.

from Tumblr
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([personal profile] istia Oct. 22nd, 2017 11:04 am)
Andy Lincoln/Norman Reedus would be the 1st in line! The Walking Dead returns tonight for S8 & I watched the 800 Special: Behind the Dead, which is the cast & crew talking about the show. Includes clips from actors no longer on the show, which is nice! They all say they're a big family. They have a "death dinner" whenever a main character is killed off because they're going to miss the actor so much. Aww.

In the middle of which, we get another nod to the particularly epic friendship I posted a pic of previously.

Now 3some w/ added JDM! )

♥ ♥ ♥

FFA sometimes provides fun links to stuff I'd never see on my own. Today was a pointer to this twitter gem by Ben Daniels, who plays Marcus in The Exorcist: I can't for the life of me see why people ship these two. LOL! Great pics, Ben, thank you kindly!

Ben's Marcus, btw, is more-or-less canonically gay. He's a defrocked priest. Alfonso Herrera's Tomas is still a priest, but that doesn't really slow him down much. :) And, as Ben points out, it's virtually impossible not to ship these 2!

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([personal profile] goss Oct. 22nd, 2017 01:48 pm)
Yes! Managed to finish my 4th piece for this week. \o/

Title: Furious(a)
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: Mad Max: Fury Road
Characters/Pairings: Imperator Furiosa
Content Notes: Created for Inktober - Day 21, word prompt: Furious. Furiosa. Of course. I had to! *g* This was done in three layers: first a pencil sketch with a bit of shading, then a wash of acrylic paint, then India ink over all of that.

I wasn't really sure how this would turn out, so I stopped and took pics at every stage, just in case I ruined it in the next step. :b So I've included a couple of the WiP photos under the cut tag as well. :)


Click here for entire artwork, and WiP pics )
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([personal profile] littlereview Oct. 22nd, 2017 12:35 am)
Paul and I spent all day in on the Delaware-Pennsylvania border, first at Winterthur, which in addition to having autumn trees in the Enchanted Woods and little frogs in the outdoor ponds is hosting the replica of Queen Elizabeth's coronation gown worn by Claire Foy in The Crown, then at Longwood Gardens, which in addition to having chrysanthemums in the conservatory and pumpkins in the kids' garden is in the midst of the last weekend of the new summer fountain show! It was very crowded, we ate dinner late after nearly an hour in line and got home quite late, so here are a few photos, more soon!

Brandywine Color )
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([personal profile] istia Oct. 21st, 2017 09:29 pm)
This new miniseries is so far up my alley that we're rolling around ecstatically together in the blind end!

I'm amused that Kit Harrington both had a hand in creating the show & cast himself in the lead role. Heh. Mark Gatiss is playing a nicely manipulative Cecil. It's bloody & gory & vicious, but, hey, it's early-modern England! That should serve as its own trigger warning.

Only 2 more episodes, but I'm looking forward to the shenanigans on both sides. Whee!

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([personal profile] beccaelizabeth Oct. 22nd, 2017 03:50 am)
Stressful times (paperworks urgh) lead to stressy dreams
which are mostly very boring, for all they leave me waking up often and in a fear sweat.

I liked the one dream yesterday featuring me, Leonard Snart and Mick Rory, on a houseboat, in summer dresses in the riverbank shaded summer sun, but even that one was all wrapped up in repetitive worries.

leaves me with little to write about.

It is unpleasant being caught in a worry loop.

I would like to win on the premium bonds so I can buy a bunch of housing for disabled people and live off the rent and never have to fill in another form ever in my life.

that seems like a well rounded plan.

I would also like video of that dream, which seems just about as likely.

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([personal profile] amberleewriter Oct. 21st, 2017 01:37 pm)
We finally have hardwood installed in our upstairs. Our baseboard trim is on order and should come in next week. If we are VERY lucky, we can get enough of it painted and installed that we can have both our beds in actual bedrooms by next Sunday night.

Read more... )
So that's kind of it out here. Oh, and I accidentally have 6 tickets to the special fan showing with swag for the next SW movie. Husband was having a horrible time getting the website to work when they were released, and I thought "ok I'll give it a shot." Of course at that moment we both got the site to work so now we have two sets of three. Now I have to find someone who wants some tickets. *headdesk*. Hoped it would be my friends out here but their child is 8 and he's not good on battle scenes and heavy death action yet and the new movies have a lot more violence than they used to have. He can't manage to get through The Force Awakens. So yeah. Gotta find some SW peeps out here.

Sounds like all of you are moving along in your lives. I'm glad to see so many of us getting some good karma backlash after a rough couple years. Hopefully, I'll be better able to post things other than RL/OMGWTFBBQ/Icannoteven/whyismylifesofullofwork! stuff by January.

Hang in there and BELIEVE everyone! I know it sounds like a cat poster, but it's true.
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([personal profile] goss Oct. 21st, 2017 01:27 pm)
Forever chasing these prompts... :b

Title: Deep
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: DCU, Aquaman
Characters/Pairings: Aquaman (Arthur Curry)
Content Notes: Created for Inktober - Day 20, word prompt: Deep. I am SO EXCITED about Jason Momoa as the new Aquaman. Painted with Indian Ink. In addition to the ink drop, I tried a couple other techniques - scraping the paper afterwards to reveal small patches of white, and using salt crystals to create a rough texture.

Since it's an underwater scene, I've included a second version with a blue digital tint. I *love* the effect - that wash of colour really makes it come alive! :)


Click here for entire artwork )
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([personal profile] twistedchick Oct. 21st, 2017 10:02 am)
I am jumping on the bandwagon for The Good Place with both feet! Philosophical discussion with disasters! Veronica Mars and Ted Danson and a lot of other excellent actors in a whacked out version of the afterlife.
It is wonderful!
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([personal profile] istia Oct. 20th, 2017 10:44 pm)
Today's [community profile] thefridayfive questions.

1. What book frightened you as a young person?

I'm blanking. I suspect that if a book were frightening me, I'd've just stopped reading it, then wipe it out of my head. I was a big advocate of the ostrich head-in-the-sand method of dealing w/ unpleasant things when I was a kid. Okay, still am.

2. If you had to become a "living book" (ie, able to recite the contents of a book cover-to-cover upon request--reference Fahrenheit 451), what book would it be?

My memory's so bad I probably couldn't retain a sonnet, never mind a book. But pretending I have the recall for such a task, I'd likely go for a Cherryh (to nobody's surprise ever!). Probably Cyteen, Foreigner, or Cloud's Rider.

3. What movie or TV show scared you as a kid?

I always loved The Wizard of Oz & watched it each year when it aired at Xmas, but the flying monkeys terrified me! Oh, my gods. No idea why; the witch didn't scare me or traipsing thru the dark woods. But even though I never watched the monkey parts after the 1st time, I had nightmares about those freaky little buggers. Ack!

4. What movie (scary or otherwise) will you never ever watch?

Bambi. My family spoilt me for the animal death & unhappiness in that movie when I was young--because they knew I couldn't stand that kind of thing--for which I've been eternally grateful at being able to avoid this movie entirely.

5. Do you have any phobias?

I'm a common & garden phobic: Spiders, & other bugs that move fast & have many legs, always make me jump & my heart race, at least when they're in my space. I'm not sure I'd go so far as to say it's a phobia, just that I really don't like to have them near me (inside; I'm fine w/ sharing the great outdoors w/ them).

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([personal profile] beccaelizabeth Oct. 21st, 2017 05:39 am)
I finished reading The Big Meow

I appear to be sleeping in very small chunks at too long intervals so detailed commentary I have not, but that was good. Adventure, excitement, romance, saving the world, and cats that are wizards and cats that are gods. Excellent adventure and really big fightings.

If you like cat wizards then this is the sort of thing you might like.
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([personal profile] littlereview Oct. 21st, 2017 12:24 am)
Refusing at Fifty-Two to Write Sonnets )

I had a boring chore-filled Friday morning because I knew the Pokemon Go Halloween event was beginning at 3 p.m. and wanted to be able to go to the park to meet raiding companions, though I actually encountered the first one near an elementary school where we had heard there was a perfect IV Pikachu, which we both caught. Now I have five Gen 3 ghosts and a witch hat Pikachu, too.

My parents have been in New York taking care of my uncle's apartment and accounts so we didn't do our usual Friday night dinner at their house. Paul and I watched the start of the lovely Astros-Yankees game, and now I am subjecting everyone including the cats to more Yuri on Ice. Here are some more photos from the Battery, including the ships and the Statue of Liberty:

Waterside )