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Apr. 29th, 2017 03:55 pm
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Name: yuuo/Unoriginality (Unoriginality @ FFnet since 2000; yuuo since 2003 @LJ)
Age: 33 (in two weeks! Scary)
Location: Nebraska, USA
Gender: I'm easy

Describe myself in five sentences bullet points or less:

-Fanfic author for seventeen years now what is wrong with me
-Sometimes a fanartist, but so out of practice it's not even funny
-Mentally ill and unshameable for it (that's a word because I say so)
-GLBTQ+ and not afraid to take you on over it
-Political but I try to keep that to private spaces

Top five fandoms:

-Fullmetal Alchemist (2003 series; manga/Brotherhood were okay, but didn't click with me)
-Marvel Cinematic Universe
-Vision of Escaflowne (was anyone else weirded out by the movie?)
-Legend of Zelda (Since it is currently the end of April in 2017, Breath Of The Wild hasn't been out long and I haven't played it yet so please don't spoil me or I might cry at you)

I mostly post about: So far, no a lot. This will be changing, as I'm going to start talking about my mental illness and such- crossposting from IJ (user name same there as here).

My last three posts:

-Schizohprenia has an awareness week
-Results of a test and shit

How often I post/comment:

As often as I can! Since LJ can go bite on a big one, I'm going to make an effort to peek in here at least once a day.

Write Every Day 2017 - April Day 29

Apr. 29th, 2017 11:26 pm
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Today's writing:

I noodled around a bit with a dozen different WIPs, adding a sentence here and a sentence there, not getting anywhere. And then I started on the pastiche idea I mentioned the other day. I'm not seriously working on this right now - it needs a lot of research before I can do that - but I decided to just start writing because I could at least get down the very rough version of events that existed in my head. I'm not sure much - or anything - of this will make it into a final version, but at least I won't now forget what I was thinking. *g*

And it came to 2,100 words - the first decent writing day I've had all month. \o/

It was good to find out I was still capable of producing words! So of course I decided to test that on another story. (One of the many Sherlock WIPs - not a short one, but one of the easier ones.) And I got another 800 words. So it appears I can still write properly after all! Now I just need to apply that to something I can actually finish some time soon ... *g*


Days 1 - 25 )

Day 26 (LJ | DW): [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] doctor_jehane, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme (7 out of 14)
Day 27 (LJ | DW): [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] doctor_jehane, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] shopfront, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme (8 out of 15)
Day 28 (LJ | DW): [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] doctor_jehane, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] shopfront, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [livejournal.com profile] zippitgood (9 out of 15 so far)

Let me know if I missed anyone! And remember you can join in or drop in/out at any time. :)

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Apr. 29th, 2017 02:23 pm
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Well, I was going to go over to Thea's today and work on the lace and sequin collar/breastplate for Vampire Ball. However, plans have changed to taking a lot of meds, and heading to the spa.

Stupid weather-triggered migraines.

(The new(ish) eating plan has helped a LOT with my general pain and inflammation. But changes in barometric pressure? Still trigger migraines. This is the lamest superpower ever.)

TV Primers

Apr. 29th, 2017 05:23 pm
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TV Primers are a great way to generate interest in a show you're watching and/or find fellow fans. Please see topic: primer tag for examples done in the past, although don't feel restricted to any particular format - the format is entirely up to the poster.

Standard rules of the community apply (ie. no bashing, warn/cut for spoilers, etc.)

What's a Primer?
(*stealing Recycling verbage from [personal profile] timetobegin's post.....)
Its an introduction to a show that remains mostly spoiler-free, so people get thinking about watching it. You should include

- The show and basic plot
- The main characters
- Fun things about the show people should know.
- Perhaps where to find the show?

If you're interested in doing a primer, PLEASE DO. Comment here if you wanna let people know which show you're doing (in case someone else decides too as well) And go ahead and post when you're ready.

I hope everyone's having a great weekend! :)

We have a new tree.

Apr. 29th, 2017 09:17 pm
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Posted by CJ

I’ll try to get a picture of it. It’s an Emperor One Japanese Maple, a nice tall one, pretty red leaves. There’s a little worry about sun exposure with this tree—they don’t like it hot or bright, but we have those tall evergreens and some other trees about it, and a dwarf Japanese Maple about 4 feet away from it that’s done very well.

Slow Saturday

Apr. 29th, 2017 01:43 pm
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 I kept up on my tiny bit of gardening every day goal today, at least.  My neighbors at the end of the block were giving away edging rocks. I hauled all of those over to set up a title border at the top of my hill.  As I think I mentioned before, the plan is to give up on trying to grow grass there and plant a deep/dappled shade garden. If I could afford it, it would be neat to do a woodland shade garden with native plants, but that might be asking too much (both of my skill set and my pocketbook).  I can totally do ferns and such, though.

Next step will be buying some dirt from Menards.  Part of the idea of the little rock border at the top of the hill is to hopefully stop all the dirt from eroding down the hill.  

Otherwise, sent in an application to write for Twin Cities Geek.  It's not a paying gig, but they were specifically looking for women to review comic books and since that's something I'm reading, anyway, I thought it might be fun to do it for them.


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Posted by Teresa Jusino

Revivals are a mixed bag. Sure, they provide a chance for us to reconnect with stories, characters, and actors we love. There’s also a chance (*cough*Gilmore Girls*cough*) that the revisit will force us to realize that time hasn’t been kind to the thing we love. Now, there’s a new revival being shopped around Hollywood, and I think it’s one of the rare shows that genuinely deserves a revisit. I’m talking about the feminist, blue-collar 1990s classic, Roseanne.

According to Deadline Hollywood, “an eight-episode limited series revival of the hit ABC blue-collar family comedy Roseanne is in the works with the key cast members reprising their roles, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert, with Laurie Metcalf and others in the process of joining them.”

The seeds of this revival were planted when John Goodman and Sara Gilbert recently staged a mini-Roseanne revival in a video filmed during Goodman’s visit to CBS’ The Talk, which Gilbert created, co-hosts and executive produces. Check it out in the video above. It’s pretty funny!

The revival is not only reuniting the original cast, but also original series EPs Tom Werner, Roseanne Barr (obvi) and Bruce Helford on Executive Producer duty alongside Gilbert and Whitney Cummings, who will be co-showrunning with Helford. Currently, several networks are bidding on it, including original Roseanne home ABC, and Netflix, which has basically become the home of revivals of 1990s-early 2000s shows.

[Sidebar: This show was also one of Joss Whedon’s very first writing jobs! Part of me hopes he gets asked to write an episode, and a part of me knows that it’s probably not a good idea.]

So, why do I think this deserves a revisit? Roseanne was a great show, not only for it’s comedy, but for the way it represented average Americans, women, and progressive issues. It was a groundbreaking show in so many ways, from having a fat, middle-aged woman as its protagonist, to dealing with the nitty-gritty of money, health, and family from a working-class perspective, to dealing with LGBTQIA+ characters in a way that is both funny and honest.

If they did all that in the 1990s, I’d be very curious to see how these characters (and these writers) have evolved in the intervening decades. How would the Conner family be dealing with Trump’s America, for example? After all, they are exactly the kind of “Real Americans” that the Republicans love talking about. Yet something tells me that the Conner family would’ve been “With Her.”

May 20th will mark the 20th Anniversary of Roseanne‘s final episode. I’m looking forward to seeing the next chapter. What about you?

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Reading: The Unicorn Hunt

Apr. 29th, 2017 08:58 pm
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The fifth in Dorothy Dunnett's House of Niccolo series see Nicholas travelling to Scotland, the Tyrol and Egypt, dealing with the fallout from the events of the last few pages of Scales of Gold and pursuing feuds old and new. Like all of Dunnett's books, this is full of wonderful evocations of travel; it made me long to see the eastern Mediterrean and the Middle East for myself (and also reflect on the parallels between the rise of the Ottoman Empire in the late fifteenth century and the risk of Isis now). Plot-wise, it seemed to meander rather, with Nicholas and his companions pursuing an ill-defined quest, or possibly one only really understood by Nicholas and which, as readers, we haven't yet been given enough information to understand; I rather suspect that this book will make a lot more sense in the light of the last three books which I have yet to read. Character-wise, it's a delight; Nicholas himself is closed off and forbidding for at least the first half of the book (I think one difference between him and Lymond is that when Lymond appears to be behaving like a complete arse it's normally because he is following a complicated plan but still trying to do the right thing really. Nicholas is often doing it because he is actually not a nice person and doesn't want to do the right thing), but his colleagues and companions continue to grow and develop their personalities, and I particularly liked how many strong and powerful female characters there were.

I'm still not sure I really understand where Nicholas's story is going, but I'm definitely enjoying the ride.

Spring really should be here

Apr. 29th, 2017 09:14 pm
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Tomorrow is Spring Worship Day, and I'm going to Worship Spring in Church. Or at least, sing spring songs at the service with Kammarkören. I hope it doesn't snow. Or hail. That's a reasonable request, isn't it?
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Here are 11 facts about animal homelessness, from DoSomething.org, please share and help us get those numbers down:

  1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.

  2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.

  3. Homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1.

  4. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren't enough adoptive homes. Act as a publicist for your local shelter so pets can find homes. Sign up for Shelter Pet PR.

  5. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.

6.According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.

  1. 25% of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.

  2. About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.

  3. It's impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States. Estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.

  4. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these "excess" animals killed annually.

  5. Many strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification.

Adopt today!

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Northern Europe in five hotels

Apr. 29th, 2017 04:57 pm
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Or, more accurately, five hotels in Northern Europe. But this is going to be a dull enough post (unless you're actually contemplating a trip to one or more of these locations) so indulge me in my immodest header. Five hotels, booked through Booking.com, which I find reliable and transparently easy to use: I didn't actually set out to pick five completely different hotels, but if I had, I couldn't have done it better.

NH Gent Belfort )

Hotel de la Poste - Relais Napoleon III )

Zum Christophel, Trier )

Pallazzo Alfonso, Aachen )

Star Lodge Hotel )

tl;dr version: no disasters, one disappointment, two perfectly OK, two strong recommendations (Trier and Utrecht).
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- Brassica flowers and moths, probably Adela reaumurella the green fairy longhorn.

Moth on brassica flowers, probably Adela reaumurella the green longhorn, Worcestershire, 04-17

Brassica flowers, Worcestershire, 04-17

- I'm reading a novel about Space Hobbits, and there're repeated mentions of food, and the author is obviously quite interested in tech and worldbuilding BUT her spacefarers eat rice! Surely tubers, such as potatoes, which will grow in any medium from sand to human waste and will grow packed together in any shape of container and will presumably also grow in zero or low gravity are a more sensible food crop for carbs and starches than rice or any grains which need specific growing mediums (such as separate layers of soil, water, and air!) and room for each stalk to grow individually and presumably also some gravity for TWO differing reasons? I do understand that this is probably not what the author was intending me to think about while reading her story but I shall claim it's because I'm identifying with the Space Hobbit protag and obsessing about food. Anyway, thoughts on grain versus tubers in SPAAAAAACE?

- Reading, books 2017: 34

15. Giant Days vol.4, John Allison and Max Sarin, 2017, comic, not the bestest volume in the series so far but still on outstanding form and I'll be buying volume six. (5/5)

16. Soon I Will Be Invincible, by Austin Grossman, 2007, a comedic novel gently parodying gold and silver age USian superhero comics, with a pov supervillain antagonist as engaging as the pov superheroine protagonist. Includes an excellent feminist joke (populist feminism ftw, obv). The ending reverts to the predictability that inevitably wraps up any plot arc in a monthly superhero comic but I thought the preceding pages earned that side-step. (4/5 a "comic" novel in every possible sense)

• Europeans = supervillains, obv: Supervillains tend to build from scratch, since their technology is way beyond what’s commonly available. So everything’s a little off - screw sizes, voltages - like when you go to Europe.


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