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([personal profile] sergebroom Sep. 2nd, 2014 06:42 am)
Since I wanted to celebrate Labor Day without any excessive laboring, I spent many hours on Sunday scrubbing the grouting of the tole floors of the kitchen and of the bathrooms. My knees are still going thru recovery from that. Yesterday though, I took it easy. SyFy was having a Star Trek marathon of the original cast's movies. I caught the beginning and the end of "The Motionless Picture", with a gym workout and some grocery trip in the middle of it. I watched all of "The Wrath of Khan". I skipped "The Search for Spock" except for its one good scene - when the Enterprise burns thru the planet's atmosphere. I missed the whale one and the whole cast's last one, but I caught enough of universally reviled "The Final Frontier" aka "The Search for God" to begin thinking it might be better than I remembered. Heck, we got to see Uhura dancing while wearing only ferns. By the way, it feels strange to realize that I am one year older than Shatner and Nimoy were when they made that movie.

#WeNeedDiverseBooks summer reading series! If You Liked Brave Girl, try Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton because both are about young girls who stand up to grown-ups and refuse to cave to injustices.

Posted by Rebecca Pahle

Loki: Brother of Thor from Loki Odinson on Vimeo.

Behold, the magic of editing. Vimeo user Loki Odinson made Tumblr very, very happy by taking Loki scenes from Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World and transforming them into a two hour and fifteen minute Loki-centric extravaganza, titled Loki: Brother of Thor (cue rage). “My goal was to chronicle the character development of Loki into a single narrative,” Odinson writes. “You’ll notice I took out a lot fluff and even some beloved fight scenes, only because I was trying to focus the film on Loki and his relationships. I also inserted all of the relevant deleted scenes (you’ll notice that they haven’t been fully rendered and mixed), several of which add great depth to his story and family dynamics.”

I haven’t had time to watch the whole thing yet, because I’m at work and I can’t get sucked into a two-hour Hiddleston whirlpool like that, but I’m going to assume it includes plenty of angst, tearful expressions, and megalomaniacal behavior.

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([personal profile] dear_monday posting in [community profile] bandombigbang Sep. 2nd, 2014 01:31 pm)
Title: Something Wicked This Way Comes
Author: dear_monday
Band(s): My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, The Used, Murder By Death, Cobra Starship, Travis McCoy, others.
Pairing(s): Frank/Gerard, mentions of past Gerard/Bert, one-sided Pete/Patrick, Ray/Janelle.
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: minor character death, violence, alcohol abuse, some potentially disturbing/scary scenes.


All across the country, strange things are starting to happen - although "strange" is relative for Gerard Way, whose day job is hunting monsters alongside his changeling brother, Mikey. But now something is coming, something too big for even the Ways to handle. Hunters and monsters alike are running scared, so Gerard and Mikey pack up their secrets and their nightmares (and their extensive collection of firearms) and set out in pursuit of information. Their quest for answers will take them and their old Trans Am all the way from the small towns of New York State to the swamps of Louisiana, crossing paths with the burnt-out ruins of the legendary crew Leathermouth and America's last prophet. It's a dirty, dangerous job, but someone has to do it. And before long, the Ways find themselves thrown together with vengeful rival hunters, highly-strung psychics, voodoo queens, chaos magicians and homicidal barmaids - as they prepare to face an ancient evil.

Maman Brigitte's by akamine_chan
Gorgeous art by dapatty

Posted by shadeshifter


Methos keeps taking in children. He's not sure how, but somehow this is all MacLeod's fault.

Words: 1137, Chapters: 3/?, Language: English

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([personal profile] aldersprig Sep. 2nd, 2014 09:17 am)
Our creek is full of water this year, what with all the rain.

This is up above all the falls, where there's no gorge sides & a much more mellow creek.

Read more... )
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([personal profile] oracne Sep. 2nd, 2014 09:11 am)
I think I hate the sinus draining, ticklish coughing, etc. part of a cold the absolute most, because it's impossible to sleep through it, and also it's much harder to sing through than when you're just stuffed up.

I brought stuff so I can take a quick hot shower at the gym on my way to rehearsal tonight, in the hope that will clear out some of it.

It's hot and humid today, and our rehearsal room has no air conditioning.

But there will be Rachmaninov.

Posted by Racialicious Team

Summer closed with a bang.

Six bangs, to be specific.

The shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson sparked an international uproar. Ferguson, Missouri became the latest chapter in America’s ongoing racial saga, with protests still occurring.

During the break, we followed conversations on Twitter and Tumblr, but we want to hear from you.

How are you feeling?
What does justice look like in Ferguson?
And what happens next, from a racial justice standpoint?

The post Open Thread: Where Do We Go From Here? appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.

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([personal profile] sashataakheru posting in [community profile] dailyprompt Sep. 2nd, 2014 09:05 pm)
 Today's prompt is 'last rites'.
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([personal profile] kass Sep. 2nd, 2014 08:59 am)
I come bearing new fic!

SPOILERS for The Winter Long, the new Toby Daye book by [ profile] seanan_mcguire which just dropped today. (The book is fantastic. Go and read. And then come back and read this.)

For [personal profile] geekturnedvamp. With thanks to [personal profile] kouredios for beta.

They sought the remedy (1303 words) by Kass
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: October Daye Series - Seanan McGuire
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Toby Daye/Tybalt
Characters: Tybalt (Toby Daye), Toby Daye, The Luidaeg (Toby Daye)
Additional Tags: Post-Book, The Winter Long

Putting the summary behind a cut-tag because it's spoilery )

Coming soon to my website. Enjoy!

Today I wore for the first time a pair of shoes that I bought in a sale some while ago (on account of snapping up Ecco shoes in my size and a style I like should I see them in a sale) and which have been sitting at the back of the wardrobe ever since.

The heels have started disintegrating and leaving a trail of black blobs.

Fortunately this is a day when I have my trainers with me and have also uncovered an emergency pair of shoes which I think was probably intended for cases of rainy days and getting soaked to the socks, but will serve this contingency.

I suppose it counts as a first-world problem to have That Many Books that if the ones you are looking for - in this instance, my copies of Antonia Forest, End of Term, Peter's Room and The Thuggery Affair - are not on the shelves with the others, trying to find exactly where they are is a daunting prospect. (I have no idea. As far as I can recall, the last time I had them out was when I did a full reread some years ago, and thus, why are some but not others in their rightful place?)

Am less than thrilled with the latest LJ shiny new things, even if it will let me have my Friends page rather than Feed I DO.NOT.WANT. the layout changes and loss of various things like my personalised link titles, etc.

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([personal profile] beccaelizabeth Sep. 2nd, 2014 01:16 pm)
Cleaner is here. Pre cleaner jobs were accomplished. Rubbish in the bins, rubbish taken out by cleaner, bins back where they belong.
I'm just super jumpy today so every clack or clang makes me try and push through the back of this chair.
Which is a recliner, so that's less than helpful.

Read more... )

If I get a new house I will need to make sure I still get a cleaner.

Also discover when it is polite for people to go across back gardens to get to the back door. There are probably unwritten social rules to go with the one where it is legally permitted. But back doors are for all the practical things like shoppings so it arrives where the fridge is.

Cleaner all done now I can hide in other activities while bravely running the laundry.
([syndicated profile] velveteenrabbi_feed Sep. 2nd, 2014 04:00 am)

Posted by (Velveteen Rabbi)

Blogelul2014-1BE (7 ELUL)

Time to decide
who I want
to be
this time
around the wheel.

goldenrod sparks
and fizzes
like gold dust
by the roadside.

A new year
a new morning
a new lifetime
just around
the bend.

Will I be
playful today
or severe?
What in me

no matter how
I dress
what stays
through all
of my changes?


I'm participating again this year in #blogElul, an internet-wide carnival of themed posts aimed at waking the heart and soul before the Days of Awe. (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read last year's and this year's #blogElul posts via the Elul tag; last year's posts are also available, lightly revised, in the print chapbook Elul Reflections.

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([personal profile] kass Sep. 2nd, 2014 08:02 am)
Last night Yao and I watched 3 episodes of S5 of Breaking Bad -- we've just finished "Rabid Dog," ep 12 of 16. I had trouble falling asleep afterwards; my mind wouldn't stop racing and neither would my heart, and ultimately I took a benadryl to help me get there. (I suspect some of this had to do with staying up later than usual -- after the second ep I felt my body sliding toward sleep but I stayed up for a third one, and it felt as though I'd missed my window. But some of it was probably just the adrenaline of the show.)

It's a phenomenal show. As soon as we finish it I want to go hunting for good essays about spoilers, sweetie )

Now it is Tuesday morning, the morning after a three-day weekend so I'm feeling already behind the ball somewhat, but that will pass. For now I have an iced coffee, and a baguette with cheddar cheese, and I walked my 25 minutes on the treadmill this morning, so life is good.
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([personal profile] emma_in_dream Sep. 2nd, 2014 08:01 pm)
Ruby has expressed concern that it may be difficult to combine all her chosen future professions: musketeer, train driver, mother, zoo keeper (specialising in cheetahs) and magic person.
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September 2nd, 2014: There is a band called DAMSEL TRASH and they made a song called "Feelings R Boring" which you can listen to right here! It's PRETTY GREAT, and you probably recognize it from this comic / this shirt / this book. I also liked More Drunk, Less Pregnant. Check 'em out!

– Ryan

([personal profile] emma_in_dream Sep. 2nd, 2014 07:48 pm)
Lots of poetry and a book about Lucy M Boston's patchwork quilts (very beautiful).

Read more... )


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