And now my closet door actually slides in the track and I can reach the clothes on that side of my closet again! Thanks, Dad.
I am posting a fic in the WIP Big Bang and would appreciate a Beta. Work is currently in DocX over at fanfiction.net, but can be emailed. Am posting entry here. Please respond by July 1, 2017 if interested. Thanks. AN
Story: Hooded In Red
Best way to contact you: Comment on this post, or private message on Fanfiction.net.
Characters: Molly Hooper and Sherlock Holmes
Ship: Mostly GEN
Sherlock Holmes is dead, but he isn't really. Molly Hooper is the only one of his old friends to still be in contact with him in hiding. The only link back to his old life, and now that link is in danger of being cut. A story based on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood written for the Let's Write Sherlock: Challenge 2 on Tumblr and AO3 And being completed for the 2017 WIP Big Bang on Dreamwidth.org.
Length: 18,000 words
The rough draft is finished, and I am doing a meaning and logic pass. I need another set of eyes to do a Missing word, Spelling and Grammar pass. Finishing this story has been like beating my head against a wall. I want it to do too many things. Set in the gap between season 2 and Season 3, it is meant to help explain Sherlock and Molly's relationship in Season 4 as well as Molly's choices in Season 3 (read Tom).
Thanks for the help
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Neat Twitter thread on Wonder Woman costuming, written by a costume designer.
"Wonder Woman Actor Says Chief Is Actually a Demi-God". [io9]
"Dungeons & Dragons Wouldn’t Be What It Is Today Without These Women".
"More Murderbot Adventures from Martha Wells". [Tor.com]
"Disney Princesses Reimagined Years Later As Queens By Daughters And Mothers". "The main idea was to portray the relationship between a true mother and daughter as the same princesses a generation apart to show the similarities, the features that are alike." (Related ~10-minute YouTube video, which I haven't watched.)
"Report Finds Diverse Movies Outperform White Ones At Every Level".
"Declawing: A new study shows we can’t look the other way".
"Host a Silent Reading Party in 7 Easy Steps". [Book Riot]
"Why Honeybees Are The Wrong Problem To Solve".
"Invention Saves Wildlife From Drowning in Swimming Pools".
"Sitka artist designs slinky dress from 20,000 salmon bones".
"How I use comic books as a learning tool in my social studies classroom". [March 2016]
On Atlas Obscura:
--"Most of the World’s Bread Clips Are Made by a Single Company".
--"Jupiter Is Even Weirder Than We Thought".
--"Laurel Dinosaur Park: This dig site outside D.C. is known for its exceptionally high density of baby dinosaur fossils and dinosaur eggs".
--"The Wartime Spies Who Used Knitting as an Espionage Tool".
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go | Ballroom Blitz | Shut Up and Dance | It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) | Cum On Feel The Noize | We're Not Gonna Take It | I Wanna Be Sedated | Immigrant Song | Fat Bottomed Girls
...okay, maybe I do have a lot of options. Not as many as some of the others, but I'm not running out.
( I have no idea what show or movie this was made from, but it's awesome )
After work the FWiB called, and while we talked I made my way to 20th Ave, where I met up with mashfanficchick and her mother. We went to the Broadway Mall, somewhere on Long Island, first eating dinner at Blazes, a pizza place, and then shopping in the mall. I got two pairs of shoes, one for the wedding and one just because. I'll probably use them for that trip too. I also got an Old Navy flag tee shirt.
Then came home and found that Bjorn has managed to get his collar off somewhere in the apartment and I don't know where. Grr.
1. The FWiB.
2. Friends, including on-line friends, because it's Herschel's birthday.
4. Shoes gotten.
5. No school.
6. Wildflowers on the way to work.
1. School: i enjoy being able to take classes for free and i feel comfortable with a lot of the staff and students.
2. Starting all the podcast discussion groups: it's just so much fun running discussions and it helps me keep up with canons.
3. Volunteering: I'm really happy with my volunteer job at the shelter. I always feel accomplished and it's nice having cats to socialize.
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Timeless fans: jebbypal just posted the first challenge at timeless_lifeboat: "Baggage." Speaking of luggage, were you aware that Fox aired a comedy this spring wherein an old duffel bag was used to travel back in time? It sounds dumb but it was in the time-honored literary tradition of children travelling in history using magical objects. As in, for example, Half Magic and Knight's Castle by Edward Eager. I read the entire seven book series when I was a kid. Anyway. Making History was cancelled after just ten episodes. This may seem obvious, but maybe it would have worked better if the time travelers had been kids? As an aside, I had thought someone nominated Eager's series for The Exchange at Fic Corner 2017. Nope. I must have dreamed it. Signups end June 28th.
That's it for the good news. The bad news is the Supreme Court has lifted the injunctions preventing the implementation of Trump's Muslim ban.
Roll Call: Court Allows Some of Travel Ban, Will Decide Legality Later
Think Progress: How to make sense of the confusing Supreme Court opinion on the Muslim ban
The Court took an easy case and made it very complicated.
AND. We have just four days to stop Trumpcare. There are actions we can take to influence both Republican Senators and Democratic Senators. Let's not leave anything on the table.
Indivisible: Four Days to Stop Trumpcare: Enough is Enough.
No exaggeration: We’ve been at this 6 months, and this is the most important week in our fight against TrumpCare. Republicans are planning a vote THIS THURSDAY. But Republicans still don’t have the votes. This truly could go either way. This is the moment constituent power was made for. This is the time to stand up.
By the way, as long as the Republican Party remain in power, the Senate will continue to write important, controversial, life-changing legislation behind closed doors. This is the opposite of transparency. Mitch McConnell has truly made a deal with the devil. He's thrown out the rules. This is NOT how a democracy is supposed to work.
EDIT: The CBO score for Trumpcare is in: 22 Million More Uninsured Under Senate Health Care Bill, Says CBO.
KEEP DIALING, Wendy.
It's easier to embed images on Tumblr, but it's got a terrible filing system, plus it's not as suited to fandom discussion as DW. So I'm gonna tidy/archive my liveblog here. Because Spare Parts is a great story, and I love it. Much more fun reading commentary about why something's interesting, right?
If you don't own it (it's $3 on the BF website,), here’s Spare Parts Streaming on Spotify. You’ll need to register an email/password, but when I registered, they didn’t even make me click a verification email before I could start listening.
Ready? Ready! Here we go.
Live Blog of Doctor Who: SPARE PARTS
Peter Davison (Fifth Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa)
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So I'm stuck trying to figure out... are there songs I associate with the racist sexist step-uncle in Arkansas? With the kids who harassed me for being terrible at sports? With the teacher who gave me detention for reading in class? (I wasn't reading what everyone else was, because I'd finished it.) With the evil ex?
Wait, yes! There's a song that I like very much, that is so tangled with the evil ex (it was on one of his mix tapes) that I can't listen to it without unpleasant memories. :( Which is as close as I get to "a song that reminds you of someone you'd rather forget," I think.
( This song is far too mellow for the associations I have with it. )
Back when they let Bill be HAPPY. When she wanted to go to the future, because she wanted to see that people in the future were HAPPY. Which was such a nice fresh start to get Who out of the angst rut it sometimes falls into. But she hasn't had much fun with the Doctor so far, just dudes hitting on her so she has to say "um... lesbian".
But anyway. I listened to and wrote a detailed liveblog on Spare Parts before watching this week's new Who. And I can only say that the EU one licks the TV version hollow, to misquote Tom Baker’s Puddleglum.
I haven't been this annoyed with Who since Twin Dilemma, which is saying a lot. (Well, okay, Minuet in Hell, but that wasn't on TV. Even The Boy That Time Forgot didn't irk me this much.)
( Why I disliked World Enough and Time (spoilers) )
I'm just... tired.Which is a pity, because Capaldi and Gomez finally had me hooked last year, and at the moment I’m having to force myself to keep watching.
Then again, that means more time to listen to great Who stories that very seldom let me down. I've got a backlog to get through, after all!
...but that might not be true in a few months, so hi, I'm just going to sit here and have another anxiety attack brought on by the current administration, Paul Ryan, and all the rest of the flunkies who are trying to kill us all.
Next morning after I had my coffee we went and got breakfast at a deli and then went into the city. We had decided to skip the parade and just go to the festival after. Had trouble finding it, but eventually we did, and we went through the whole thing except the area that was cordoned off because there was a fire in one of the buildings along the street. But that was a minor part of the whole. Had a great time, and I am now covered in purple glitter that I'll have to shower off before I go to bed.
Then we came back to Queens, went to Starbucks to rehydrate, and met up with her mother to go out on the island to Ruby Tuesday's for dinner. Which was delicious. The FWiB called but obviously I couldn't talk long, but he is well.
They brought me home and all is well here. Went and picked up my laundry so I have something to wear tomorrow! And that's all.
3. The FWiB.
4. Clean laundry.
5. Saw a firefly outside my building tonight!
6. All well while I was gone.
Ray: Traditionally? We put up our little yule tree (a charlie-browned American girl christmas tree decorated with mostly secular decor, and the foam snowman we made at a vinfen party). We read The Mouse in the Manger (sadly the audio is no longer available; we'll have to fix that some day) and the inside kids watch the santa tracker app on our phone.
Julian: I will probably be adding a tradition of my own this coming winter, but I'm going to keep that a secret for now ♥ Though you can probably guess.
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Hmm... I dunno. I think I'm still proud of the fact that we still remember how to do pre-school style candy-decoration stocking stuffers?
We love inner-kid style stuff. :P
December Blogging Meme Masterpost (LJ)