i'm not saying you're not on my mind

Aug. 16th, 2017 02:02 pm
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I don't generally play games on my phone - I have a sordid history with computer games going back to the days of Police Quest and the Indiana Jones game, where I would stay up all night playing and then be unable to get up for class. So I've made a conscious choice to just not go there again, though I have been known to waste some time playing solitaire or bubble spinner or Tetris of an evening.

And then I discovered 1010! Which is like Tetris but without the blocks dropping - instead you place them wherever you like/they'll fit to make complete rows etc. And I have spent the past few days enthralled and exhausted because I've stayed up way too late doing this. I even paid $1.99 so I could have it ad free!

And then last night when I looked up from my phone after many, many games, and it was 12:45 am, I deleted it, because I can't be having with that. I was seeing it behind my eyelids while awake, and dreaming about it when I was asleep. Ugh. It was so nice and soothing too. But since I can't control myself, I had to get rid of it. Sigh.

Anyway, Wednesday means books, so buckle up!

What I've just finished
Babylon's Ashes, the last currently available Expanse novel, which I liked a lot. Are these books perfect? No. There's still too much Holden, though I did like that spoilers ) Avasarala, Bobbie, Naomi, and Amos are still my faves, and Alex makes a good showing here, too. This and Nemesis Games are really one long arc, and should probably be read together.

Buried Heart by Kate Elliott, the conclusion of the Court of Fives trilogy. I enjoyed it, though I still think maybe Jessamy made some assumptions that she had no real basis for which turned out to be true (this happened in the first book too), which is a downside of first person POV, because I kept waiting for her to be wrong about some things and she wasn't (well, she was wrong about a bunch of things, but not some of the things I thought she might be wrong about). Anyway, I found it a satisfying if slightly pat conclusion, and as with the Cold Magic trilogy, I found the revolution a lot more interesting than the romance.

Bombshells vol 3: Uprising - after Recent Events, I decided to go back to this and finish it, and the titular uprising made me tear up on the subway. Also, MIRI MARVEL!!! I don't know if I knew about that? But I LOVE IT. ♥♥♥ I can't wait to pick up volume 4.

Star Wars: Kanan: The Last Padawan volumes 1 & 2. These were fine. I enjoyed them, but they were somewhat repetitive when read in trade - there was a lot of catching up in the narration, which is good for a monthly comic but less good when reading it all in one go. Also, every other page, he's like, "Don't call me kid!" which got a little old. Mostly interesting to me for sad Jedi details, like Caleb saying Styles was his first friend even though we seem him with Tai and Sammo - were they not friends? That's so depressing. Unless he meant first non-Jedi friend, which is better. I'm just going to pretend that's what he meant so I can be slightly less sad.

Also notable for explicitly referencing the "Jedi code" which I hear a lot about in fic but am not sure I'd ever seen in any currently canon material, and it was "emotion, yet peace; chaos, yet serenity; death, yet the Force" which is interesting to me because it makes so much more sense than the other formulation I see in fic a lot: "there is no chaos, there is serenity" etc. I mean, you know me and my "take what I like and ignore the rest" approach to canon, so it's nice to have it there as needed, but as always I find the way things get flattened in fanon so interesting.

Because I mean, yeah, the Jedi were certainly culpable in both Anakin's fall and their own demise, because they were hidebound and corrupt the way any millennia-old organization made of people would be, and they definitely had some blindspots about a variety of things (providing therapy to members who needed it, using a slave army, being co-opted by the Senate, etc.), but they didn't deserve what happened to them. Let's not ever actually grace Anakin's horrific dumbassery ("from my POV, the Jedi are evil!") with any validity. Like, sure, Yoda gave him some poor advice, and Mace Windu was critical sometimes, and they made some compromised decisions, but that doesn't justify slaughtering anyone.

Anyway, it was also nice to see Rae Sloane, despite her poor life choices.

I also read Star Wars #34 this morning, which is mostly a standalone issue featuring Sana Starros swindling everyone in the galaxy from pirates to Hutts to Imperials and back. I would watch a whole movie about her. She might be Han Solo's fake (ex?)wife, but she's also Aphra's ex-girlfriend, so that would be amazing to see on screen. You could cast Nicole Beharie as Sana and Arden Cho as Aphra, and let them go be con artists together and I would line up multiple times to give Disney my money. Especially if Hondo showed up, too.

What I'm reading now
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin, the third book of the Broken Earth trilogy. But I'm only a few pages in and it's taking me a little while to get back up to speed, especially since my brain isn't working so well today because of my lack of sleep. *g*

What I'm reading next
The next Craft Sequence book comes out in a couple of weeks, but before that, I dunno.

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Agent Carter is back up!

Aug. 16th, 2017 12:36 pm
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However, I don't remember how to start IRC on the commandline for Ubuntu (I do remember my password but not the instructions).

Also, um. How does one go about updating Ubuntu? I'm not quite sure which edition I'm on but it's definitely a few years old. (When did I take Microbiology? At least that long ago.)

World Fantasy 2017

Aug. 16th, 2017 11:57 am
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The World Fantasy Convention (http://wfc2017.org/wfc2017/) is November 2-5, 2017 in San Antonio, TX this year.

Headliner guests are Tananarive Due, Karen Joy Fowler, Gregory Manchess, David Mitchell, Gordon Van Gelder and the toastmaster is Martha Wells (me!)

The con has posted the preliminary list of program topics:

Alternate Africas: The Growing List of Fantastic Alternate and Secret Narratives Set in Africa
Beards and Intrigue: Queering the Historical Fantastic
Calamity Jane Defeats Conan: The Persistence of American Folklore in Fantasy Literature
Exceptional Characters in Horrible Times
The Fiction of Mildred Clingerman
Gender Fluidity in Fantasy
History — Secret, Hidden, or Otherwise
Keeping Texas Weird
Kitsune and Dragon: Thoughtful Approaches to Alternate Eastern Asias
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: Still our Modern Prometheus
Metaphors and Metadata: Libraries in Fantasy Literature
Molly Weasley Was a Bad Ass: Aged Protagonists in Fantasy
New Twists On Traditional Myths & Archetypes : What are the Pitfalls?
The Old West: Not Entirely Wild but Always a Fantasy
Once More Around the Bloch
The Other in Fantasy when Everyone is an Other
Place Matters: Geography’s Influence on Fantasy
Pulp Era Influences: the Expiration Date
Putting Historical Persons into your Fantasy
Religions of the African Diaspora: Beyond Zombies, Ancestors, and Giant Apes
Research, Research, Recherchez: History is Easy to Get Lost In
The Role of the City in Fantasy Settings
Small Presses that Open their Doors to the Unusual: Past and Present
Urban Legends in the Age of Fake News
What’s the Difference Between Dark Fantasy and Horror

The list of Award Finalists is here: http://wfc2017.org/wfc2017/awards/2017-world-fantasy-awards%e2%84%a0-finalists/

The convention rules state that it can only sell 850 memberships, and right now there are only about 140 or so spots left.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aug. 16th, 2017 11:57 am
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Here is your daily exercise check-in post! Hope everyone is having a great day!
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Posted by Sofia Tuovinen

In the Netherlands, a Houseboat Offers Colorful Living on the Water | Design*Sponge

When Dieuwke Vos, a law student, and her husband Gerrit, a chef, were looking for a new home in Groningen, the Netherlands, they came across a rental ad for a houseboat. A strong connection with water and boats runs in the family — Dieuwke’s grandfather was a captain and both Dieuwke and Gerrit spent their childhoods sailing with their parents. The idea of living on the water immediately felt like the perfect choice, and the couple quickly decided to jump on the rare opportunity. Five years in, they couldn’t be happier with their spur-of-the-moment decision.

Dieuwke and Gerrit’s houseboat is 485 square feet and comprises of three rooms. They have made it work for their needs by opting for creative storage solutions and smaller-scale furniture. When the couple moved in, they realized that none of their existing furniture worked in the smaller spaces. To create a functional home, they sold their big pieces and started from scratch. Despite the lack of space and low ceilings, Dieuwke and Gerrit have been determined to create a home that feels bigger than its square footage. They have used each space to its full potential by creating various multifunctional areas; the kitchen bar serves as a dining table and extra counter space, while the secretary desk in the study can be closed to allow for more room when needed. The couple has also added different storage solutions wherever possible. Various shelves, hooks and crates have been hung on the walls to free up valuable floor space.

As Dieuwke is still studying, it was important to decorate the home on a budget, using thrifted pieces. Although finding each item takes more time, it also means that everything found on the houseboat has a story. Dieuwke is a devoted decorator, and often changes things up around the house. At the moment, the houseboat feels like an eclectic mix of different styles — mid-century, Scandinavian and industrial all play a part in this eclectic home. The common thread is the creative use of color. Colorblock walls and painted furniture create a fun atmosphere where the small size of each room is easily forgotten. Lately, the couple has also embraced the jungalow feel by adding lots of plants around the house. “They just make your home feel so much more alive,” Dieuwke explains.

For Dieuwke and Gerrit, the best thing about living on a houseboat is naturally the water. Usually, their own sailboat is moored right next to the house, a true luxury for these avid sailors. Having the possibility to sail away for the weekend or just take the boat into town for a drink is priceless. Another bonus is having plenty of outside space — the deck and the big garden are ideal spots for entertaining and watching the boats sail by. “In the winter our home is cozy and small, in the summer it’s twice the size because we mostly live outdoors,” Dieuwke explains. Choosing to live on the river has been one of the best decisions that Dieuwke and Gerrit have made. Surrounded by water and nature, the couple feels like they’re on a constant holiday — have a peek into this creatively decorated river home and you’ll see why! —Sofia

Photography by Dieuwke Vos and Jakoba Vos

Image above: In the hallway of their houseboat, Dieuwke and Gerrit wanted to create a dark and bohemian feel. Due to lack of space, the couple chose to hang various hooks on the wall instead of using a coat rack. The bench doubles as shoe storage.

Summer Drink Ideas

Aug. 16th, 2017 08:36 am
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I'm delivering an updated list of quenchers today. A quick summer drink round-up to keep you hydrated and full of good ingredients while enjoying the sunshine. xo -h

Summer Drink Ideas

Vanilla Rose Water: I've encountered vanilla water in various guises over the past year or two. It's fantastic. The first time was at Héctor Galván's La Casa Tropical studio - it was sparkling water with a small segment of beautiful Mexican vanilla dropped into it. And again, the other night, my friend Bonni made a version combining a vanilla segment with fresh, fragrant rose petals, and a splash of rose water. It was a beautiful refresher. I did this version of Bonni's (pictured above) and added ice-cubes frozen with a mix of summer berries to the rose petals and rose water.

Summer Drink Ideas

Pineapple Coconut Water: If you've never had absolutely fresh pineapple juice, you are missing out on one of life's simple pleasures. I juiced my little pineapple, enjoyed the first glass straight, and proceeded to use the remaining in this quencher - made with coconut water, lime, and straight ginger juice. It is invigorating, fragrant, hydrating, and a pure, intense shade of yellow that somehow tips us off to its strength and vitality before ever picking up the glass.

Summer Drink Ideas

Paloma Rosa: One of our favorite cocktails, Palomas push all the buttons - bright, refreshing, tart, with a kiss of sweet and salty. They also couldn't be simpler. Combine the juices and tequila ahead of time, and mix in a flash.

Summer Drink Ideas

Yellow Tomato Bloody Mary: Perfect this time of year, it's the bloody mary I want to drink - fragrant herbs, yellow heirloom tomatoes, shallots, and a bit of kick from vodka and serrano pepper.

Summer Drink Ideas

Iced Green Tea: Cold-brewed after an initial hot splash of water to awaken the leaves, you can enjoy this chilled green tea straight, or accented with rose and a bit of whole coriander. A beautiful warm weather hydrator.

Summer Drink Ideas

White Peach Maple Soda: Make this when stone fruit is at its sweet and ripest.

Summer Drink Ideas

Blackberry Limeade: Put those plump, juicy summer berries to work. This blackberry limeade is a stunning jeweled-toned refresher, perfect for summer, from the cookbook Screen Doors and Sweet Tea by Martha Hall Foose.

Summer Drink Ideas

Green Juice: Everyone should have a green juice recipe in their repertoire, and this one is a ringer. Its heart and soul is straight green, not at all sweet, with a good amount of lemon-lime tang, and invigorating ginger lift.

Summer Drink Ideas

Homemade Tarragon Soda: A recipe for homemade tarragon soda, and a long list of other ways you can put the tarragon syrup to use.

Other summer spirited drinks that have caught my eye lately:

- Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Basil and Honey Sweet Iced Tea (Half Baked Harvest)

- Louisa Shafia's Watermelon, Mint, and Cider Vinegar Tonic (Food52)

- Ranier Cherry Muddler (Sprouted Kitchen)

- Pink Grapefruit, Ginger, and Lemongrass Sake Cocktails (The Bojon Gourmet)

- Pink Gin & Tequila & Tonic (New York Times)

Curious about what your go-to summer drink favorites are as well! -h

Continue reading Summer Drink Ideas...

Favorite Summer Recipes

Aug. 16th, 2017 08:30 am
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As I was updating my favorite summer drinks list this morning, it occurred to me that a round-up of favorite summer recipes might be helpful as well. I'll keep it short, summer-friendly recipes I have a special fondness for, and revisit regularly. xo! -h

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad: Please give this a try - it's incredibly delicious. Particularly when tomato season is at its peak. Made with roasted and ripe tomatoes, capers, mozzarella, almonds, and chives. A+!

A Nice Berry Pie

A Nice Berry Pie: My go-to berry pie recipe - a rye flour crust and mixed berry filling seasoned with fresh thyme leaves. It's the pie I bake most often!

Quick Pickled Zucchini

Quick Pickled Zucchini: I make these coin-shaped zucchini pickles every summer. They're quick to make, great to have on hand, and I don't bother canning them. Delicious on crusty, goat-cheese slathered grilled bread (or just about anything cheesy or crunchy) and simple salads.

Fourth of July Salsa Recipe

Fourth of July Roasted Tomato Salsa: A deliciously vibrant, earthy, and slightly smoky-tasting salsa recipe. Different from salsa fresca, the deep, caramelized flavors of the roasted tomatoes and onions alongside the smokiness of the chipotles make for a richly beautiful and balanced salsa.

TLT Sandwich

TLT Sandwich (done on the grill):A vegetarian TLT sandwich inspired by the classic BLT sandwich. This version includes chipotle-marinated tempeh alongside oven-roasted cherry tomatoes, a bit of shredded lettuce, and a generous avocado slather on a thin slice (or two) of great bread.

Guacamole

Guacamole:My philosophy on great guacamole - you have to go off-recipe. Because, quite frankly, it's all about the in-between steps, decisions, and knowing when avocados are at their best.

Summer Berry Crisp

Summer Berry Crisp: A favorite summer berry crisp - ripe berries cook into a thick, jammy, wine-spiked fruit sludge beneath a crispy, oat-flecked top.

Favorite Grilled Kabob Recipe

Favorite Grilled Kabobs: A kabob recipe featuring grilled mushrooms, lemons, tofu red onions and a delicious red pepper walnut slather - muhammara.

Pluot Summer Salad

Pluot Summer Salad: A pluot-based fruit salad, with toasted ginger, garlic, and shallots. It is drizzled with a simple lime soy sauce dressing, and is generously flecked with herbs - in this case, mint, basil, and cilantro.

Sopa Verde de Elote

Sopa Verde de Elote: There is an wonderful Sopa Verde de Elote (green corn soup) in Diana Kennedy's Recipes from the Regional Cooks of Mexico published in 1978, I used it as inspiration for this variation - sweet corn and peas are off-set by a spike of green chile, a finishing dollop of creme fraiche, and generous squeeze of lime.


Herbal Rice Salad with Peanuts

Herbal Rice Salad with Peanuts: An herb-packed rice salad recipe with peanuts, toasted coconut, and a strong boost of fresh lime. A recipe to keep in your back pocket this summer.

Continue reading Favorite Summer Recipes...
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Posted by Quelcy Kogel

When I was in second grade, my oldest sister took me on a summer trip to Cape May, NJ. As we took in the spectacularly detailed historical architecture of the beach town, she taught me the term “Victorian.” This in turn led to my obsession with Samantha, the American Girl doll representing the Victorian era. I read all the books, visualizing the fancy parlors, sweeping porches and ornate details of the houses. This was my first foray into architecture, and it planted the seeds that would one day lead to my decision to study architecture.

Naturally, when it came time to claim the letter Q in our ongoing series of Design from A to Z, I, Quelcy, jumped at the chance. Q is that letter that is often neglected, left out of alphabet decor or dreaded in games of Scrabble, but today, I’m celebrating the letter Q in the form of the Queen Anne Style of Victorian architecture.

The term “Queen Anne Style” is a bit of a misnomer. Named for the 18th-century monarch, the style was popular from 1860-1890 in England and later in the United States. The key identifiers are the steeply pitched roofs, prominent, forward-facing gables, partial or full-width porches, towers or turrets, long and narrow windows, and highly decorative and colorful brickwork. But mostly, they are the features of my second-grade dreams. —Quelcy

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The Guardian: Trump reverts to blaming both sides in Charlottesville including 'violent alt-left'

Note: this headline is an understatement. The morning briefing headline does not pull its punches:

Wednesday briefing: Trump's words of comfort for Nazis

Mic.com: 5 takeaways from Trump's off-the-rails presser on Charlottesville violence

[tumblr.com profile] la-belle-laide points out a hell of a tell:

ALSO? The moment after he asks to define “alt-right” and is told that John McCain said that alt-right were the Neo-Nazis involved, he said: “Okay, what about the alt-left that came charging at us – excuse me – what about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?“

US.

The alt-right Neo Nazis is “US” to him.


I mean, we knew. I don't think anyone who's been paying attention is surprised that Trump thinks this. What terrifies me is that a) he's out-of-control enough to say this shit in public, and b) the Republicans might let him get away with it.

The Hill: WH sends GOP talking points saying Trump ‘entirely correct’ on Charlottesville

[tumblr.com profile] plaidadder comments:

Anyone you see tomorrow saying that, well, you’ll know they’re ‘just following orders,’ and that they always will.

Also, fuck the Republicans who will oh-so-bravely-and-controversially Tweet that neo-Nazis are evil, but not criticize Trump by name.

In fact, fuck the Republicans who will daringly tut and shake their heads sadly at Trump by name over this, but do nothing to stop him or remove him from power.

Wedding Wrecks

Aug. 16th, 2017 01:00 pm
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Posted by Jen

Pay very close attention to these cake pairs, now; I wouldn't want you to get the Wreck mixed up with the Inspiration Cake. [eye roll]

First up:

 

Elodie M. asked her baker to do this, only with far fewer rose petals. The baker obliged by providing this:

Ah, nothing symbolizes the beginning of a new life with the one you love quite like shriveled old rose petals. On the plus side, at least they distract the eye away from the poor cake construction. The weird grass sprigs sprouting haphazardly from the side and top help in that arena, too.

 

Next, Claire G. discovered the hard way how important "pipemanship" (as opposed to penmanship) is.

What she wanted:

(I believe this is from Martha Stewart.)

 

What she got:

Such delicacy, such grace...

By the by, I don't monogram much, but I think the middle initial is supposed to be larger than the other two. I also think that if "msk" were a word, it would accurately describe the leveling job done on the leaning wonder here.

 

And lastly, Hannah W. asked for this, only with square tiers instead of round:

 

She even brought in the brown ribbon and fresh blue hydrangeas for the bakery to use. Pretty simple, right? Just make some white square tiers. But you know how some bakeries are, always complicating things...

Let's see. Misshapen layers, lumpy icing, no ribbon, electric teal icing "flowers"... What seems to be the problem, Hannah?

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Aug. 16th, 2017 08:12 am
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1) Fresh clean bedlinen.

2) Lots of soup and salad for lunch. And yum easy leftovers for this evening.

3) Tea

Ice Cream Cone Kitty Cookies

Aug. 16th, 2017 03:59 am
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Posted by Bakerella

Kitty Cone Cookies

I’m super in love with these ice cream turned kitty cat cone sugar cookies. They are all kinds of adorable and pretty easy to decorate.

Cookie Dough Cones

I used this ice cream cone cookie cutter from Sweet Sugarbelle’s line of awesome cookie decorating products. I love that the lines of the cone are more rounded than straight. When I was deciding what kind of ice cream to make, it was the end of the cone that inspired me to turn them into kitty cats. The tip of the cone can be used to make the perfect little ear shape. Use it to cut out rounded triangles and then use the rounded ice cream end to cut out a curved bottom like in the pics above. Then gently press the ears to the cut out ice cream cones and bake away.

P.S. Here’s the sugar cookie and icing recipes I used to make them.

Sweet Sugarbelle

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Check out some of Sweet Sugarbelle’s other products. Cookie cutter duos, decorator bags and tips, cute packaging in different sizes. So much good stuff. And make sure to visit Sweet Sugarbelle’s blog for endless cookie decorating ideas, too.

Piping Ice Cream

  • When you’re ready to decorate, pipe pink royal icing on the ears and use a scribe (more on this in a minute) to help shape them.
  • Working with one cookie at a time, pipe the outline of the ice cream and ears with white royal icing.
  • Fill the center of the cone with flow consistency icing and immediately dot two pink cheeks in position. Then carefully place sprinkles toward the top portion of the ice cream.

Piping Cones

  • Next, pipe and fill the bottom of the cones. Let dry for a couple of hours so it’s safer to add facial details without messing up the icing.
  • When dry, use a black edible ink pen to draw on faces. I like this one from Americolor. Gently draw eyes, mouths, lashes and whiskers. Don’t press down too hard just in case the icing isn’t completely dry when drawing.
  • Then dot on pink royal icing in position for the nose and use the scribe to help shape it into a rounded triangle. Dot the eyes with white royal icing for a little more personality. Ummm… I mean purr-sonality.
  • Finish decorating by piping waffle cone lines and let dry completely.

Scribe

Rewind. The scribe/food pick tool! Okay don’t laugh but this may be my favorite tool in a long time. Probably because I have never had one to use before. I’ve just always grabbed a toothpick to help coerce royal icing if needed. Well, now I don’t want to live without one. The super thin and pointed tip is much more precise. Throw in the long handle and it’s way better than a toothpick. I guess if I were a cookie decorator I would know about these things. Sometimes it takes a while. ; ) Anyway get one if you enjoy making decorated sugar cookies.

Ice Cream Cone Cat Cookies

Ahhhh. I love these!!!

paws

But, I think the ice cream drips are begging to be turned into kitty paws.

Yes, definitely.

Pipe two dots over the two center drips with thicker consistency royal icing. Let dry and pipe short lines on top.

Kitty Cones

Pawsome!!!

pawsome

Paws or no paws? What do you think?

Ice Cream Cone Kitty

I think I know.

Kitty Cookie

Package your pretties in the cutest treat bags, also from Sweet Sugarbelle. Purrfect to gift to someone special.

Hope you enjoy!

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I am currently in the process of transferring the biggest, best-quality versions I have of all my vids to an archive on a portable hard drive (which means pulling the really old files off DVDs) and OH MY LORD I had forgotten how many of these are terrible quality and tiny frame size. Like, I remember what a big deal it was to work with shiny DVD source when I made "Come On" and "Superstar" (though I also remember how stressful it was because my computer could JUST BARELY handle those files and kept crashing all the time), but I had forgotten just HOW bad the horrible downloads I was using before were. Squinty-vision! Tiny pixellated frames! It's good that I no longer care very much about those early vids. I am kind of tempted to delete them, but on days when I feel like a hack who will never make anything interesting again, it's good to have them out there to remind me that a) I have gotten better at this stupid hobby, and b) I got better mostly by showing up and doing it; making what amounts to the same vid five times may seem ridiculous now, even to me, but it was an important part of that showing-up-and-doing-it process.

In other not-very-surprising news, I kind of want to remake "Cat Scan Hist'ry" with Bluray source. I don't need to, but I want to. It was my watershed vid! It should be shiny! I think I am too lazy to actually do it, though, which is probably a good thing.

In conclusion, YAY FOR ACCESS TO SHINY SOURCE. My last four vids have all been made with fantastic high-def source, and my computer has never once choked on it. We're living in the future and I LOVE IT.

Back to school on Thursday

Aug. 15th, 2017 07:22 pm
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I am, by some magical fluke and a few mystical moonlit nights, the apple of this lady's eye. We've spent the summer just...together. All of July, most of August, a hint of June. Nearly 2 months of going from a time-zone away to being across the room from each other most of the day. She's lovely and smitten. Today, because I felt pretty crummy, we spent a few hours sitting in the sun on the Chattahoochee River. Our last day of summer. Back to replying to emails and updating the blog and keeping up with my life instead of just being an unreachable, low-key mess. Back to...not being with her.


A little motivation for The Intern, who just f'ing loves nature, you know? Also, my view for the afternoon. What a treat!

salt water meets with the skies, dear

Aug. 15th, 2017 02:02 pm
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Yesterday, I saw a t-shirt that read, "I don't trust atoms. They make up everything." and I grinned for the rest of my walk home. I love terrible puns.

Anyway. There's a meme going around somewhere? where you post the first lines of some of your works in progress? so I thought, why not? I sure have enough of them. So here are the first lines from a few of my wsip:

Half-Truths and Hyperbole (Star Wars; Obi-Wan/Satine Regency AU)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a planetary ruler being targeted by assassins must be in need of a Jedi bodyguard.

how strangely my life is curved (Star Wars, Ahsoka unfrozen in the TFA-era)
"There's a message from Lando," Leia says.

How Soon Is Now (Star Wars, sequel to Sing a New Song)
Time moves differently on Malachor.

nobody move, nobody get hurt (Star Wars, Anakin/lady!Obi-Wan au)
Obi-Wan learns two things in the immediate aftermath of the disaster that is the mission to Naboo: one, it's harder to be a master than she ever thought, and two, she cannot--will not--replace Anakin's mother, and the boy won't settle down and learn until he's assured of his mother's safety.

the movement and the spin (Star Wars, Anakin/lady!Obi-Wan au, companion piece to nobody move, nobody get hurt)
Maybe one day he'll look back on this and laugh, but right now, Anakin hates being fourteen.

The Bonds That We Save (Peggy Carter & Etta Candy crossover)
A secretary leads Peggy through a bewildering series of corridors that are clearly meant to confuse the unobservant; even she might have a difficult time finding her way back out.

Drive It Like You Stole It (Star Wars, Han/Leia)
Leia's back hits the mattress, Han's body a warm weight above her, and she thinks, I don't deserve this.

That seems like enough to be going on with.

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mixed batch

Aug. 15th, 2017 06:25 pm
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