([syndicated profile] dailykitten_feed May. 2nd, 2016 10:30 pm)

Posted by Tom "The Kittenmaster" Cooper

Please put your paws together and greet today’s Star Kit, Ramsey. He is 3 weeks old from the United States.

Ramsey

I found Ramsey in a bush at school and saved him.

Twitter's getting weird, y'all. Last Month Margaret Cho followed me. I mean, she follows 90,000 people, but why am I one of them? Where did she even find me? Is she a Kirk/Spock shipper? Does she enjoy my updates on how little I get done every day? It's a mystery.

In honor of the way Twitter enriches and enweirdens our lives, here are three great things I found there recently:
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([personal profile] delight May. 2nd, 2016 06:52 pm)
I'm waiting for a phone call about a job offer, right?

So I've gotten four calls today from numbers without a custom ringtone (which means I'll usually ignore them) ... they have all been out-of-state area codes that I've just ignored and then listened to the voicemail. None of which has had anything to do with the job, of course: three hang-ups and one scam.
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([personal profile] bridgetmkennitt posting in [community profile] npt_admin May. 2nd, 2016 03:42 pm)
I am waiting on one more response from those with no potential recipients before I can finish assignments. This person has until May 2nd 11:59 pm, Eastern time to respond before I delete their sign up.

Assignments will go out May 3rd, probably around 3 pm, Eastern time. If you were planning on writing a letter and haven't, there's still time. If your letter is a placeholder and/or locked, you have time to fix that before assignments go out.

Inital pinch hits will be posted a day after assignments go out in the admin comms. I will open requests in both AO3 and txt file format on the 5th.

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"... The times are inexpressibly evil. Christians pay conscious, indeed religious tribute, to Caesar and Mars; by the approval of overkill tactics, by brinkmanship, by nuclear liturgies, by racism, by support of genocide. They embrace their society with all their heart, and abandon the cross. They pay lip service to Christ and military service to the powers of death. And yet, and yet, the times are inexhaustibly good, solaced by the courage and hope of many. The truth rules, Christ is not forsaken.

In a time of death, some men—the resisters, those who work hardily for social change, those who preach and embrace the unpalatable truth—such men overcome death, their lives are bathed in the light of the resurrection, the truth has set them free. In the jaws of death, of contumely, of good and ill report, they proclaim their love of the brethren. We think of such men, in the world, in our nation, in the churches; and the stone in our breast is dissolved; we take heart once more."
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([personal profile] case posting in [community profile] fandomsecrets May. 2nd, 2016 06:34 pm)

⌈ Secret Post #3407 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.

More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 046 secrets from Secret Submission Post #487.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
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([personal profile] brewsternorth posting in [community profile] dailyprompt May. 2nd, 2016 06:31 pm)
Today's prompt is "lost in the supermarket".
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([personal profile] tielan May. 3rd, 2016 08:25 am)
Just a snippet, because [livejournal.com profile] daria234 asked that most dangerous of questions: What is this?

(There's nothing in here that could actually be considered directly spoilery for the movie. Location and characters and possibly situation, but otherwise, nope.)

the game-changer )
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([personal profile] merryghoul posting in [community profile] dwfiction May. 2nd, 2016 06:11 pm)
Title: Me Dreams | AO3
Character: Ashildr/Me [unrequited Ashildr | Me/Clara Oswald, mentions the Twelfth Doctor]
Rating: Mature
Contains: non-explicit masturbation
Word Count 300
Summary: Me dreams of one person in particular detail.
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([personal profile] merryghoul posting in [community profile] femslashficlets May. 2nd, 2016 06:01 pm)
Title: Me Dreams
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing: Ashildr | Me/Clara Oswald
Rating: R
Prompt: #057 - dream
Word Count: 300
Summary: Me dreams of one person in particular detail.
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([personal profile] argylepiratewd posting in [community profile] intoabar May. 2nd, 2016 04:54 pm)
Title: A Hospital Ghost Story
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] ArgylePirateWD
Prompt: Henry Morgan goes into a bar and meets... Jesse Sallander (Code Black)!
Fandoms: Forever, Code Black
Word count: 1256
Rating/Contents: Teen & Up / Discusses canon-typical temporary major character death

On AO3

Over at the Seattle Public Library's Shelf Talk blog, Linda J discusses how she failed to keep a New Year's resolution in 2016: "I made just one new year’s reading resolution this year," she writes. "Read no books with the words 'girl' or 'wife' in the title..."

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Gerard finds little things to keep him busy until Frank comes over. If he smokes enough, he can almost blot out the smell Ray left behind, and if he watches enough mindless TV, he can almost think past the urge to find Ray.

It doesn't occur to Gerard until Frank gets there that he might be carrying some weird scent, too. He barely avoids plugging his nose before he finds out, but it turns out he doesn't have to worry. Frank smells like Frank, like cigarettes and laundry detergent and a little like Jamia's perfume. But he also smells like friend, which is something Gerard doesn't think there's supposed to be a scent for. He smells like he belongs.

Gerard shrugs off the prickly feeling at the back of his neck, trying to ignore everything the weirder it gets.

Frank sets a bag of groceries on the table as he comes in. "I figured you guys needed some shit. Ray said you got attacked by a big dog or something last night?"

"Or something," Gerard mumbles, glancing through the groceries.


- [livejournal.com profile] quarterturn's The Silver Sky is Turning Us to Stone
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([personal profile] wcg May. 2nd, 2016 04:15 pm)
There is an uncomfortable truth that most worthwhile books were written by people who held ideas that are at odds with current views. One obvious case is Charles Darwin, whose Origin of Species is undoubtedly one of the greatest pieces of scholarship in human history, but who also held ideas about race and society which shock the sensibilities of the present day.

In the sciences, we've learned to separate the good work from the flawed ideas. Watson and Crick will always be acknowledged for their work with DNA (even as many of us also point out the critical contribution of Rosalind Franklin) while their unfortunate pronouncements on topics such as obesity, homosexuality, and religion remind us that even the most brilliant minds are still products of the societies from which they come.

I'm currently reading Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 chapters by Matt Ridley. My previous acquaintance with Ridley has been as a climate change skeptic, and because of that I hesitated to read his book about genetics. But as I near the end of it, I have to confess I've found very little to quibble with, and nothing at all concerning his subject matter of biology and genetics. It is a bit dated now, having originally been published in 1999 before the human genome was sequenced, and updated in 2006, but it is still very, very good.

I recommend it to anyone interested in genetics and/or good science writing.
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