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Apr. 20th, 2019 11:31 am
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] forthwritten!

Books for Sale...

Apr. 20th, 2019 05:35 am
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Here's the list of the books I'm hoping to sell. I've got photos of all of them that I'll post later today after I get them edited. All the books are in beautiful shape, you guys know that we've always taken really good care of our things.

I'd love for them to go to friends. If they don't sell here I'll post them on eBay. I've got prices on everything, we'd just need to add in the shipping cost for anything you'd like. My payPal addy is bstaton @ iglou.com, without the spaces.

If there is anything you'd like, if you wouldn't mind, could you send payment via Friends and Family? That way they don't take all the fees out. I'll send them Media Mail to save on shipping because some of the books are really heavy! Here's the list:

(Pictures to be Added)

Read more... )

Before I go fall in bed to sleep a couple of hours, I just wanted to thank you all. Between what I've sold, and help sent via payPal, I've gotten a bunch of little bills, our Water Bill and our Gas & Electric bills paid! I still need to sell enough for food, gas, a $100 medical bill and to cover our auto insurance bill, but things are so much better than they were!

I honestly don't know what I'd do without you guys. Your love and support mean the world to me, I love and cherish you all. I promise to do my best to pay things forward every day, in every way that I can. Thank you so, so much!


Running log w/b 15 Apr

Apr. 20th, 2019 10:37 am
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numbers )

I am noticing that the first running interval each time is almost always uncomfortable, but everything seems to loosen up by the second or third, so I'm trying to make sure I take that first one as gently as possible while still actually running, and trusting that it will get better (and so far it always has). I am definitely reaching the point of actively enjoying most of the running intervals and coming out of the overall exercise with a nice endorphin buzz. Whee.

Star Trek: Discovery 2.14

Apr. 20th, 2019 10:29 am
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And we have the second season finale in a row where I felt the build up was better than the execution, though for somewhat different reasons than I did re: the season 1 finale.

Spoilers liked the season as a whole, but this is the second ep which made me throw up my hands )

Books to Savor - Paladin of Souls

Apr. 20th, 2019 02:00 am
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Most books I read quite fast. In college, I discovered that I could read novels so fast that I swiftly forgot what happened, although I enjoyed the process of reading. I remember reading Patricia McKillip's Harpest In The Wind, and realizing at the end of it, I had little memory of what had occurred. So, I taught myself to read a bit more slowly and retain what I read better, but I still read most novels quite rapidly - just not as rapidly as before. However, that's not how I read all books. Some few, like [personal profile] graydon's brilliant Commonweal novels are for slow and careful reading, as I attempt to extract all the complex wonder and fascinating ideas from them.

However, there's also a rarer pleasure found in some books, I read them slowly to savor them and fall into them. Nina Kiriki Hoffman's The Red Heart of Memories and Past the Size of Dreaming are novels like this, and so is Lois McMaster Bujold's Paladin of Souls. My awesome new friend [personal profile] alatefeline loaned me this book, and told me it was one of their favorites - I now see why.

Although this week had too much work, with both writing about dragons and revising the book I'm developing, I found a bit of time for reading, and read the last third of the book tonight. It is a lovely book. It's not one of those with brilliant new ideas, and I was familiar with the setting from Bujold's quite good Penric novellas. Instead, it a book that focuses on its characters and their choices, and above all on the protagonist and her choices and her life. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
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Win and encore:

Source: MBCkpop 1 2 3

Dionysus stage remains my fav and Boy With Luv never fails to put a smile on my face!
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Source: KCON Global 1, NU'EST 1 2

The teasers continue to look beautiful!
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but at least it's gone now. Plus! Less phlegm! I think my cold is going away!


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Apr. 20th, 2019 04:25 am
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Weiß Kreuz slash:Heathens”   [@ AO3]
RATING: PG-13; background Crawford/Schuldig, past Nagi/Mamoru.
SPOILERS: Post-canon.
SUMMARY: The life you save may be your own.
NOTES: This took a long time to finish, so thanks to [personal profile] akira17, [personal profile] bardsley, and Graegal for reading parts of it for me in different stages.
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This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. (This one is truly no work and no school.)

Book recommendation of the week: Normal People, by Sally Rooney. I’ve been dying for this to come out because I loved her first book so much,  and I devoured it as soon as it was released this week. It’s the story of an on-again, off-again relationship that starts in high school and continues into college, taking different forms as the two people themselves do. I actually think Conversations with Friends was better, but I will read anything Sally Rooney writes from this day until the end of days.

weekend free-for-all – April 20-21, 2019 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

naye: nami hanging laundry, looking content (nami - ii tenki)
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It's been a while since I expressed my deep and sincere gratitude (and surprise!) that I once again have the pleasure of experiencing a fandom where Dreamwidth is a main node. Having comms and journals for discussion is infinitely better than trying to do the same through Tumblr's reblog-to-answer system.

I was just reminded of this when I saw a person whose (innocuous) post I and others had reblogged with random comments go don't have this discussion on my blog!, which. I feel you, person! But that's not how Tumblr works! Once you post something it is gone. People can respond to it and interact with it in ways you may find doesn't match your original intent because Tumblr is a platform where you pass things around.

And because I have a Dreamwidth I can share this and people can read it and then if anyone wants to have a discussion about Tumblr there are comments! That I can moderate, even! I won't have the frustration of it wandering off to some far corner and turn into a discussion on... IDK, "We should all move back to LiveJournal" or something else that would annoy me to be looped in on through notifications.

So grateful to Dreamwidth for still being here, and for everyone who's stuck with it and come back and just taken it up for making this my internet home. ♥

Tarot layout: Moon in Libra reading

Apr. 19th, 2019 11:17 pm
elf: Crowley's Queen of Wands (Queen of Wands)
[personal profile] elf
The topic of specialized readings came up on a Discord channel, so I made a layout for the full moon in Libra (that's today, technically in about 5 hours; the next day and a half or so are still considered "full moon" for magical workings).

Large image under the cut )
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It was balmy today, with a high of 70 °F (about 21 °C), which was nice but made the bursitis in my shoulders and arms flare up. Can't I just enjoy warmth? Guess not. Another way I know warmer weather is coming is that I'm starting to feel my nighttime restlessness kick in, making me want to go out for a walk, but it's raining hard tonight so I am indoors and sad instead.

Another sad thing is that most of the petals from the blooming trees have already fallen off from many hard rains and high winds. I barely got to enjoy them.

So, you know my opinion on Stuy

Apr. 25th, 2019 01:15 am
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Mainly, that those schools are overrated, that test needs a serious overhaul and critical review, and that everybody obsessed with that school (and the others) seriously needs to get a grip and reconsider the life choices that brought them to this place.

But nobody ever takes my excellent advice, and so they won't stop talking about those schools, and so I keep on reading. It's like a very boring trainwreck that I narrowly escaped but not really.

With that said, I have to admire the NY Times slipping in this snide commentary in this article here: “The bureaucrats who run these school districts have swallowed hook, line and sinker the idea of racial diversity” as an essential part of education in America, added Mr. Yoo, who is best known as the legal architect of Mr. Bush’s so-called torture memos.

Man, that's some serious, if factually-accurate, shade.

On the subject of affirmative action, way in the comments to that article somebody quoted Clarence Thomas opining that affirmative action just makes people doubt the merits of blacks. I will go on the record as saying that it is neither his race nor the specter of affirmative action that makes me doubt Clarence Thomas' credentials, capacity for critical thought, jurisprudence, or ethics. In fact, I have made it a long-standing policy to support what he doesn't, just on general principle, and that policy has yet to steer me wrong. So if Clarence Thomas is against affirmative action, that is certainly good enough for me.

(No, I do not intend to get into a discussion here and now about whether or not policies intended to increase representation of some or all racial minorities are good or bad, or if they're racist against other minorities and/or any or all whites, either in the abstract or with regard to specific situations. Not nearly enough spoons for that today.)

a deathless, inexhaustible wine

Apr. 20th, 2019 12:10 am
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[personal profile] oliviacirce
I didn't post a poem yesterday because it has been a hell of a week and I was too exhausted; but yesterday I watched the season finale of The Magicians, and today I went to see Hadestown on Broadway, and you know what that means? That means it's time for Rilke. Here are two sonnets from Sonnets to Orpheus, one for yesterday and one for today; normally I post the German as well as the translation, but I'm tired and I don't want to type it up, so I'm going straight to the excellent Stephen Mitchell translations. (I recommend his editions—they're usually bilingual and very good.)

Simple, for a god. )


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