A week off

Jun. 24th, 2017 07:34 pm
aris_tgd: Shadow ships, "We could tangle spiders in the webs you weave." (Tangle Spiders Shadows)
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Well, I was going to take a few days off to relax, and then I tried to get up and do work and my body said NOPE.

But on the other hand, I'm feeling quite well-rested!

Let's see. I've been watching more Critical Role. I'm halfway through! I mean, I've watched over 50 episodes now, only 50 more to go, and they're making more every week! Ah heh. Heh.

The "new" opener they revealed at episode 50 is pretty amazing, I have to admit. Plot things. )

I also just watched another bootleg copy of "Hello, Dolly!"--This one filmed from much closer to the stage, with more audience reactions. And it's a very good production! They went a little low on "Put on Your Sunday Clothes" for their Dolly, which was a shame, but overall it was a terrific cast and really solid performances. The humor really landed this time, which was awesome. I also have a copy of a more recent show with Bette Midler as Dolly (!!) but I haven't seen it yet.

It's a little ironic considering the most recent Captain Awkward letter on terrible matchmaking, but I do love this show. It's ridiculous and its premise is that nobody knows what they actually want except for Dolly Levi, but what the heck. Its songs still make me happy, especially when the cast nails them, which this cast did.

I think I'm going to check out the David Campbell "Company" I got in the same lot of bootlegs. Ahhhh, feels.

FANARTS FOR ME

Jun. 24th, 2017 04:42 pm
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You guuuyyyysssss, dis4daria on Tumblr made fanart for two of my Guardians of the Galaxy fics, and it is ADORABLE and AMAZING and breaks my heart and put it back together again, and I can't stop gazing at it.

SEE ALL THE SHINY HERE!

(Her baby Yondu -- yes, I wrote a fic with a small child version of Yondu in it, HUSH -- is the cutest thing I have ever seen. THE ENORMOUS RED EYES!)
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I posted Chapter 4: Using Words. Not a missing scene, which I'm finding bizarrely terrifying.

6/23/2017 The Nature Area

Jun. 23rd, 2017 10:58 am
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I intended to walk out Nimitz, but the fog was blowing so badly at 6:45 that I didn't even get out of the car. Instead I drove down to the Nature Area, parking outside the gate, and made four passes: north on Lower Packrat, south on the road/boardwalk, north on Upper Packrat, south again on Loop Road and back around to the car. This time I heard olive-sided flycatcher up on Loop Road; two, in fact. The List: )

Between trying to decide something and being extremely annoyed to see multiple bike tracks on Upper Packrat* I'm pretty sure I was not as observant as I can be. But I had a very active area up on Loop Road: two hairy woodpeckers (both apparently females, having no red at all, not even the red forehead of the juvenile, and yet I strongly suspect one was indeed a juvenile, by fluffiness and behavior; at one point they were beak to beak, as if feeding); a Nuttall's woodpecker; an empidonaxflycatcher, almost certainly a Pacific-slope but it a bit far and in shade; and a brown creeper that play peekaboo with me so successfully that I never got a really good look. It was great.



*What is wrong with people? What is it about "no bikes" signs, narrow wooden stairs, barriers at each end of the bridge, and several downed trees left across the trail that says, THIS IS A TRAIL I MUST BIKE ON! I don't give a shit if they fall down the slope into the poison oak but they're going to seriously injure someone who's walking and birding, like me. The trail is very narrow and the sight lines are short. It's terrifying. Assholes.

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Jun. 23rd, 2017 09:47 am
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About saving the affordable care act: I will not lie to you. This is personal for me. I have relatives with preexisting conditions (doesn't everyone?) and I worked as nurse for 32 years, taking care of people with conditions as diverse as Head and Neck cancer, Chrohn's Disease, kidney failure, and infertility. Instead of this bullshit "Repeal and Replace," which is designed both to cut health care from the most vulnerable of our citizens and fund massive tax cuts for our wealthiest, we need a bill that will "Keep It and Fix It." But first we must stop the Republican party from shoving this massively unpopular bill down our throats.
Saving the Affordable Care Act )
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Jun. 23rd, 2017 02:35 pm
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I'm still tired from yesterday, but a head's up (via a genealogy news feed I follow) in case it's of any use to other people:

Find My Past (one of the big online genealogy sites for the UK) are allowing free access to their main UK collections till 26th June. (No strings attached for this one, not even fake-orders to get it; only registering if you haven't already.)

Some more details & instructions on the site's blog: https://blog.findmypast.com/free-british-irish-records-2445715211.html


*skuttles off to collapse somewhere again*

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Jun. 23rd, 2017 11:11 am
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*Prof. Farnsworth voice* Good news everyone! My cortisol levels are normal. Near as I can tell this means there's nothing wrong with my kidneys, but, you know, doctors never tell me anything.

Once Upon a Time rewatch: season 1

Jun. 22nd, 2017 09:24 pm
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As I mentioned previously, [personal profile] commoncomitatus and I are doing a rewatch of Once Upon a Time, and we recently finished season 1.

Season 1: THERE IS A TOWN IN MAINE )

New h/c bingo card!

Jun. 22nd, 2017 12:44 am
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I'm almost certainly going to sign up for [community profile] rarepairfest, once I finish getting my signup written. Probably with Agent Carter, Guardians of the Galaxy, and ... I'm still figuring out a third one that sounds fun. Supergirl? White Collar?

I have also acquired an h/c bingo card! This is round 8, which means it's been going on for 8 years (omfg!). And I've been doing it almost every year. I think there was a year in there I didn't do it, and there have definitely been years I haven't completed a bingo (and one year I blacked out my card - though admittedly it took me 'til the amnesty period to do it), but in general, I really look forward to getting each year's card. So here is this year's.

2017 h/c bingo card )
mrkinch: Erik holding fieldglasses in "Russia" (binocs)
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It was windy and cold at Vincent Park when we started at 8 am but beautifully clear, and it got much warmer later, especially out of the wind. In a couple of weeks the shorebirds will begin to migrate south again, but just now the shoreline is relatively empty. Birds of the day were two black skimmers that have been hanging out on the Brooks Island breakwater, and an apparent pair of hooded orioles in the cedars at the south edge of the Miller Knox picnic area. The list: )

It was nice and all, but I'm already wishing for Fall Migration.:)

Network Sale!

Jun. 21st, 2017 09:33 pm
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[personal profile] lost_spook
I am having rl this week; it is rubbish. (Or at least, it was hot and now there is a Thing I have to go to tomorrow; everything will be at least better once the Thing is over and I have recovered, or more or less; it's a multi-part Thing, as so often in life. Stupid Thing.)

And then just now I happened to look and Network are having a 45% sale again!. And guess who still has nearly all her b'day money? Oh, yes, I do. Now I just have to decide what to spend it on, so at least that will be some sort of an antidote.

If you are in R2 or can play R2 discs, you too can snag yourself obscure old British telly! (Mostly ITV, it tends to be other companies that release the BBC stuff.) I have been poking through to see what's on offer from my wishlist (lots! \o/) and can tell you that you can also get Press Gang, Enemy at the Door, Public Eye and Sapphire and Steel at bargainous prices! (Also Manhunt, The Power Game, The Sandbaggers and Mr Palfrey and Undermind and Zodiac). So you should go out and buy them and then write me all the fic, obv.

Anyway, I thought I'd give the heads up and enable my like-minded souls on my flist. ([personal profile] liadtbunny, I am shocked that you did not already tell me this! I rely on you for these things! ;-D)

summer, drawings, books

Jun. 21st, 2017 01:08 pm
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kicking back (inspired by a vintage photos)


lunch napkin sketch 6/5/17 - bacon and eggs (by Horatio)

Several other small bits of (99%) original art. )

Last night I finished reading Marina Yurlova's autobiographical Cossack Girl, which I really enjoyed, but, wow, as if I hadn't already had the general impression that Russia was an absolute mess from sometime about 1917 on... Marina was very brave and adventurous and, in some cases, so, so lucky. I wonder where she went during her visit to Japan (to 'Sulphur Springs' - doesn't narrow it down much when you think about hot springs in Japan, right? ha ha ^^).

And a few days earlier I finished Jean Moorcroft Wilson's first biographical volume on Siegfried Sassoon, which I also enjoyed (although it was less of a...uh, wild, ride? seeing as I knew a lot more about Sassoon going in). I knew Sassoon was at home in England when WWI ended, but it was still oddly anti-climactic ending where it did ("Then what happened?!" I laughed, insistant). The local library system does not have her second volume on Sassoon, but I have other things to read at the moment, so I can let it wind its way slowly to me. XD;

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