2. It was busy at work today and two people called out sick, but we had enough other people to cover and I didn't end up needing to stay as long as I thought I might (in fact, I got out of there pretty much on time).
3. We started watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend tonight. There's definitely a lot of cringey embarrassing situations, which are kind of hard to watch, but overall I'm enjoying it.
4. We went to DK's for doughnuts tonight. They had a new mango doughnut that was super tasty (though it's one of their pricey ones, so I doubt I'll get it again).
5. Jasper feet!
Today's post will go up with a date correction as the second post with this date stamp, so please be patient. I hope that events here will smooth out to something resembling normal by Monday.
The emphasis is on the word “hope,” as none of this is predictable or quantifiable. Sorry for the delay!
(Feel free to click the thumbnail.)
Also, y'all, I love this show, especially this season: ( Killjoys up to & including 3x04 ''The Lion, The Witch, and the Warlords'' )
What good news have you had recently? Are you anticipating any more?
- I should know better than to try working through the Thermomix site to order parts.
- It seems a little disingenuous to be told 'oh, the site doesn't work properly under Safari*' for a multi-million dollar/multinational company, when according to a quick google search, Safari has 30+% of the web browser market in Australia, and thus this must be requiring more phone staff as a result.
- When my (second hand) Thermomix dies, I will be replacing it with something I can buy spare parts for off Amazon**/from Target/without having to register as a user for yet another site.
- I'd like to be embarrassed about the fact that I swore at the phone monkey, but I'm still angry about the fact that she tried to blame the issue I was having on the browser I wasn't using, and then just pulled back to say 'oh, but you are on a Mac'. F*** you, phone monkey.
* I wasn't using Safari, but it was the thing I said first, and then realised I wasn't using my machine. I was using Firefox, which according to aforementioned search, has <10% of the Australian browser market.
** this list of places I'd rather order from should be indicative of how angry I am, because I *never* voluntarily order from Amazon -- the only reason I do is if it is the only option.
Title: Tera Girl
Original Title: 寺ガール (Tera Girl)
Author: Mizusawa Megumi
Publisher: Ribon Mascot Comics Cookie
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates
Summary: When your father is a Buddhist priest and your home is a temple, life can be complicated. For Satoru, Hikari, and Ogami, the thought of who will inherit the temple and take over when their father gets old is always in the back of their minds, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Because Hikari loves the temple so much, it's been all but decided that when she grows up, she'll marry someone who can take over from her father, but when she falls for someone completely unsuitable, all three sisters find themselves re-examining their assumptions.
Chapter summary: Hika is torn between her loyalty to the temple and her feelings for Okura-kun. Also includes a bonus chapter about Hika and her sisters when they were kids.
Chapter 6: Feast of Lanterns
1. spatch met me after my doctor's appointment this afternoon; we walked up the Esplanade to Back Bay (willows, cormorants, a blue reflected hollow in the overcast rippling in the river's wind-waves; I climbed a tree and developed a hole in my sock) and had dinner at the Cornish Pasty Co., where the chicken tikka masala pasty was approximately half the size of a human head and the toffee pudding with crème anglais arrived in a crucible. These are both endorsements. We had not planned on a book-gathering trip, but first there were the book sale carts at the West End Branch of the BPL and then there was Rodney's. I now appear to own Jack Weatherford's The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire (2010), Jean Potts' Home Is the Prisoner (1960), Derek Jarman: A Portrait (1996) edited by Roger Wollen, and Cicely Mary Barker's The Lord of the Rushie River (1938), which I freely admit I bought because "Traveller's Joy" appears in the text as a folk song. The clouds had broken up by the time we were walking back over the Harvard Bridge and the Charles was full of white and pink sails, including a small flotilla circling one another and then crocodiling back to the MIT boathouse. Rob took a couple of pictures of me on the Esplanade. I am not all right with photographs of myself right now, so I am trying to make a point of them.
( And the gunner we had was apparently mad. )
2. yhlee and telophase have developed a hexarchate Tarot. Specifically, a jeng-zai deck of the era of Machineries of Empire. You can ask it things. There are no illustrations as yet, but I ran two spreads from different factions and even allowing for the pattern-making capacity of the human brain it gave me scarily decent readings both times. Fair warning: it comes from a dystopia. I'm not sure it knows how to advise on light matters.
3. Courtesy of Michael Matheson: from the archives of Robot Hugs, Gender Rolls. I'm not sure why we don't seem to own any dice, but fortunately the internet provides. I got non-binary femme-type dandy. I . . . can really live with that, actually.
We bought food for the cats. We bought ice cream for ourselves. I guess tomorrow I make a lot more calls.
Her essay on the task, and the metaphor, of "blind reading," does a great job explaining why the phrase "blind reading" is unhelpful
Here's a taste: ( click to read )
Cut to the last week of June. I ordered two packages that were scheduled to be delivered on Thursday, and I paid for evening delivery. As has happened several times in the past, the packages never showed up as being on the truck to be delivered. So around 7pm or so I called customer service and started a paper trail, as well as started livetweeting the whole story on Twitter.
FedEx managed to get in touch with the local facility, who told them the package was out for delivery. The driver just hadn't scanned it when he left. ("Uh-huh," I told the poor customer service rep with more than a little skepticism.) ( This gets a bit long, but it's honestly a rather amusing story. In retrospect, at least. It wasn't so amusing at the time. )
... and that's why I will never again order from any company that only offers FedEx as a shipping option.
EDIT 7/25/17: We went out and picked up a pile of grass. Then I did some weeding in the septic garden.
EDIT 7/25/17: I finished weeding the septic garden. *goflopnow*
I've just finished an anthology written by folks who work in higher education. I've noticed an ubiquitous and peculiar stylistic fillip that didn't appear in my textbooks when I was in college.
It appears most often as the bridging sentence between paragraphs, in the form:
[Things concluded & proven] comma then comma [introduce this new concept/approach/fact]
Where did this come from? Does this "comma then comma" replace an earlier rhetorical move I didn't notice?
How can I make it go away?
Fandom: Original Work
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Original Male Character/Original Male Character
Additional Tags: Romance Novel, Paranormal, PTSD, Hauntings, Kid Fic, Drug Use
A house full of ghosts is no place to fall in love.
Malcolm Carmichael has been coping with his post-war trauma by taking lovers, teaching art to schoolboys, and trying to ignore the ghosts he sees everywhere. At the death of his mother, he realizes he wants more than just to coast on by, and leaves the exclusive school in search of something more.
Caleb Thibodeaux was so traumatized by the death of his parents in a fire that he hasn't spoken a word since. His uncle Noel hires Malcolm to be his tutor, and Malcolm discovers that Caleb is not the only Thibodeaux son with secrets. The plantation house Fidele is beautiful but haunted, and Noel is much the same.
Soon Malcolm is absorbed in protecting Caleb and Noel from threats both living and dead, and in uncovering the story of Fidele.
Read at AO3 or JennaLynnBrown.com
I may pass on the follow-up books of the quartet (the ones I haven't read already), but I'm definitely looking forward to the movie, which looks visually stunning and well-cast.
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Christmas Trailer Reaction SPOILERS
locker_monster wants to know if it's Chirstmas yet!
astrogirl2 discusses the trailer for the Christmas special
shannonsequitur wants to talk about the San Diego Comic Con Christmas trailer
elisi posts the trailer - reactions in comments
nwhyte gives advice for someone who hasn't seen Doctor Who yet (CASTING SPOILERS)
whoandme reviews The Keys of Marinus/The Aztecs
Communities & Challenges
dwstills: challenge reminder
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Postcards by badly_knitted [Tenth Doctor, Donna, Wilf | G]
Rock And Roll Heart by jackdavfan692 [Twelfth Doctor/River | PG-13]
Fanart & Creative Endeavors
mekare has Tenth Doctor/Jack fanart piece for summer holiday prompt 12 at wintercompanion
acciochocolate posts a link to the Radio Times article on costuming
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You say to yourself, "Huh. All those models are really, really, REALLY thin."
You notice there are a couple of pictures of slender non-model dancers, and that's pretty cool, and a troupe of slender-to-average non-model dancers, and that's also cool.
Then you keep scrolling down and see that picture of the one non-model dancer wearing their clothes who might be considered larger-than-average has been cut off at the chest. You pause. You click. You see she's got a belly.
She's not fat. She's not plus-sized. Just larger-than-average. With a beautiful stomach, but one that's a little bit bigger than any of the other pictures that are actually visible on the site.
There aren't any plus-sized belly dancers on this site either. AT ALL. Which is weird. Because there are plenty of plus-sized belly dancers who are happy to buy dance wear. Especially custom-made dance wear.
That's when you realize that this clothing vendor doesn't want lardasses like you sullying their goods with your impure body.
So you close the tab and remember the name of the vendor, because you won't sully their bank account with your fat-stained money either.
(Edit: I don't have to add an "ALL body types are beautiful" disclaimer, do I? Or mention that the issue isn't that there are thin models, but that the one person on the largest size of the bell curve was CUT OFF below her chest in the picture. Let's face it, belly dance is a hobby where most of your customers aren't going to be model-thin.)