August 23rd, 2017
petra: Text: "Gotta be one around here somewheres. Try the liberal call, boy." (Bloom County - Liberal Call)
posted by [personal profile] petra at 09:44am on 23/08/2017 under
Music:: Puts the Boom in Boom de yada
Mood:: are you serious
posted by [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed at 04:00am on 23/08/2017
August 22nd, 2017
marginaliana: A cat sleeping on some books (Cat + Books)
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posted by [personal profile] roga at 05:33pm on 22/08/2017
Why google this forever when I have actual North Americans who can help me with this stuff. Can anyone tell me what these birds are? I am assuming that all four are cardinals - 3 males and 1 female - but I would appreciate confirmations/alternatives.

under cut to spare you )

ETA confirmed :)
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August 21st, 2017
posted by [syndicated profile] whitechapel_ao3_feed at 05:18am on 21/08/2017

Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/vix_spes/pseuds/vix_spes">vix_spes</a>

by

DI Joseph Chandler looks at his team from an outsider's perspective.

Words: 377, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 78 of Fan Flashworks Challenges, Part 13 of Ties of the Heart 'verse

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posted by [personal profile] roga at 10:35am on 21/08/2017 under , , ,
Which I come at from the point of view of someone who has only seen Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, and the first episodes of Daredevil (which I might one day catch up on) and Iron Fist (which I definitely will not).

So:

Spoilers for all episodes of The Defenders )
posted by [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed at 04:00am on 21/08/2017
August 20th, 2017
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opalsong: (podfic)


Title: King on a Burning Throne
Author: blackkat
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Naruto
Pairings: Orochimaru/Jiraiya; Anko/Shizune; Kakashi/Tanzou; Shikamaru/Naruto
Rating: Teen
Length: 42:39
Size: 32.4MB
Music: M is for monster by Slayers BGM
Cover: Opalsong
Summary: Five points of view on a family of monsters.

Part 3 of the Cry Havoc series

Link: mp3
Series Podbook [4:07:58; 117.0MB]

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!

cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3
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posted by [personal profile] marina at 03:19pm on 20/08/2017 under
Productivity is a distant dream today. So instead, I'm going to start documenting my London trip, which was amazing (A-M-A-Z-I-N-G).

3 days )
opalsong: (podfic)


Title: One Piece Omake Collection
Author: Syr
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: One Piece
Pairings: Gen
Rating: General
Length: 24:09
Size: 33.6MB
Music: Adventure World by Delicatessen & Dark Water by Mikko Tarmia
Cover: Opalsong
Summary: Five things that could have happened in One Piece. Includes: Chubby Bunny with swords, Pants eating ice cream, Reindeer puberty, Franky's Cyborg Index, Maze Castle, and Anatomy questions.

Link: mp3

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!

cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3
August 19th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] celli at 02:07pm on 19/08/2017 under
* finish picking up & taking out garbage & recycling (you're so close! you can do it!)
* dishes, dishes, dishes
* play with cat
* finish first draft of PODSA/SGA fusion

* write more PODSA mpreg
* review Star Wars OT3 and brainstorm last scene
* declutter
* put up CAT TREE OMG - skipping
* laundry - skipping
* pack
* litterbox
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rionaleonhart: okami: amaterasu is startled. (NOT SO FAST)
I recently had a conversation with my housemate about how extremely screwed up the Animorphs books were, containing the line, 'Yeah, that's not the first genocide in the Animorphs books.' It reminded me that I once wrote an Animorphs-inspired short story for school, and my English teacher called my parents because she was worried about my psychological health. (Look, we were prompted to write about nightmares! Were you expecting something nice?)

Seriously, though. There's one book where a kid's parents have been enslaved by mind-controlling aliens, so he goes, 'Well, I'll just murder this terminally injured kid and morph into him and go "look, I've made a miraculous recovery!" and then I'll have his parents,' and our heroes end up trapping him permanently in the body of a rat on an isolated island, which gets a reputation for being haunted because passing sailors can hear the rat-kid's psychic screams. One of our heroes, in rat form, is forced to chew through her own tail so their horrible plan will work. I was maybe ten years old when I read this.

Wait, are the Animorphs books the origin of my fondness for the Teenagers Suffering Horribly genre? They're definitely the origin of my writing style; the influence is really, really obvious when I reread my early Pokémon fanfiction. I've kept the 'very straightforward prose, lots of dialogue' aspects to this day. (And, on a content note, I'm still writing about teenagers suffering horribly.)


The theme of the inevitable Linkin Park segment in this entry is 'songs Linkin Park inexplicably never released on an album and don't have on their official YouTube channel EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE GREAT', because I went on a desperate hunt after hearing 'No Roads Left'. I've never heard Mike sing like this before! He usually raps or sings more gently; I had no idea he could manage something this desperate. And 'Across the Line' (warning for suicidal themes) is easily polished enough to be an album song; the buildup of the instruments is great. (The cats just had a DRAMATIC BATTLE while I was listening to it, and it made for the most incredible background music.)

Moving to some softer songs, 'She Couldn't' (again, suicidal themes) is also very good, although at least I can see why this one never ended up on an album: it was recorded in the Hybrid Theory era and wouldn't have fit with the harder sound of their other songs at the time, and the sampling might have created legal issues. And I love the instrumentation and singing on Blackbirds, although the lyrics hurt.

(Hard to think of any song from this band where the lyrics don't hurt. I'm doing a little better now (writing that horrible Until Dawn timeloop fic was incredibly cathartic and helped me claw myself out of a bad psychological dip), but it's been a really tough month. Chester's death in many ways feels like the death of my childhood, and it also got tangled up in my head with the death of a friend of mine under similar circumstances years ago, so I've been grieving on a weird number of levels.

WAIT, CURSES, I GOT SAD IN AN ENTRY AGAIN AND THE RULES SAY I HAVE TO POST SOMETHING CUTE TO MAKE UP FOR IT. Here are Chester and Joe putting on a stupid puppet show with puppets of the band members. I love the 'making fun of friends you know really well' feel of it. I also enjoyed Chester bouncing around ridiculously to a silly version of 'One Step Closer'.)
August 18th, 2017
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[personal profile] oakfarm wants to make their own ketchup....

posted by [personal profile] conuly in [community profile] metaquotes at 10:44pm on 18/08/2017
It should be pretentious and snobbish to say: “Sure I eat hot dogs, I have homemade mustard and homemade lingonberry ketchup on it”. Then to take the DIY philosophy serious you have to make the hot dog yourself.

Context sounds delicious!

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