Narrowing It Down

Aug. 28th, 2016 11:48 am
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[personal profile] calliopes_pen
It’s rather difficult to narrow down what I want to nominate for this year’s Yuletide, when they open for that on September 9th. It will be three fandoms allowed. As previously stated, Crimson Peak is a definite one for me. Dark Shadows (1991) is one I go back and forth on so it isn't a total lock for slot 2. So here’s my list without those two:

Penny Dreadful (someone else will probably nominate this, but there are certain characters I want to see)
The Innocents (1961)
Suspiria (1977)
Dracula, by Bram Stoker
Dracula (TV 1968) (Someone else might get that)
Ghostbusters (1984) (Someone else will probably nominate this)
Fright Night (1985)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Oh, and for those that have access to Comet TV, as of 7 PM CST next Sunday (and every Sunday night thereafter) they will begin airing Mystery Science Theater 3000. First up is Manos: The Hands of Fate, followed by Teenagers From Outer Space. Monday nights, they will begin airing Poltergeist: The Legacy instead of the 90's version of The Outer Limits.

I have 14 invites for Imzy, if anyone requires them. Anyone that’s interested, just PM your e-mail address, and I’ll send it your way.

(Edited because I misheard. It isn't tonight, it's next Sunday night when MST3K begins. So just keep in mind that it begins on Sunday, September 4th at 7 PM CST.)

Visiting Israel

Aug. 28th, 2016 04:47 pm
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[personal profile] cesy
I am coming to Israel for some winter sun in November, staying in Tel-Aviv from 11th-19th. I am hoping to meet up with local fans, including [personal profile] marina, [personal profile] hagar_972, [personal profile] roga, [personal profile] the_ragnarok and others. Let me know if you're around, or have suggestions of things I should do while there. I've done a lot of the major tourist sites in Tel-Aviv last time, and did a brief tour of the country as a kid, but there's lots more to explore. I may well take a day trip up to Haifa, and be looking for someone to go to Blackout with me. Feel free to pass this on to other local friends.

I am excited!

A digital bubble?

Aug. 27th, 2016 09:29 pm
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[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1) I got a notice in my email that Instapaper is being bought out by Pinterest. I'd forgotten I even had an Instapaper account because I never utilized it. But that and the recent sale of Yahoo (and thus Tumblr) reminded me of an article about how digital media is collapsing. Read more... )

2) Speaking of tanking digital offerings, apparently Google is giving up on its plans to offer high-speed Internet through fiber lines. Instead it plans to continue its ISP efforts through wireless instead. This sounds pretty unreliable by comparison. If these efforts create competition with telecom and cable carriers though, I hope they succeed because prices need to come down.

3) Thank you to whoever nominated my Spike/Xander meta in the Wicked Awards! Very unexpected and a nice surprise :)
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Inheriting a Wii U means coming up with an awesome name for it. #albhed #finalfantasy #rikku #jrpg

My Latest Invention

Aug. 27th, 2016 01:56 pm
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[personal profile] lea_hazel
For pasta, when tomato sauce isn't to be found, or you're just bored of it, and you need something quick and tasty, from ingredients usually on hand. 1 tbsp butter, salt, plus ground black pepper and a little lemon juice.

Salt, lemon and pepper are all things I'm definitely likely to have in the kitchen, pretty much always. I usually have a bag of pasta lying around, and some butter. Good for Saturdays like today, because I don't have to decide in advance what to cook. And I can make as much as suits, based on my appetite at the time.

Cut access list down...

Aug. 27th, 2016 01:18 am
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Anyone who feels this was in error because, contrary to appearances, you still actually read (even if you don't comment) or because you want to read but haven't lately or just haven't been able to lately, please let me know below. I'll try to keep this post around for a while and eventually Sticky it so I can re-catch whomever I might've released in error.

Secondly, anyone who wants access who's not had it before please let me know below. That's any of you. All comments will stay screened. If you don't already grant me access and aren't planning to anytime soon, then my answer will probably not be in the affirmative, but don't let that stop you from asking.

Also, I don't want (and I'm talking to a particular person who's just going to have to figure out who they are) any bad feels over this. If you want access restored, say so. We met on my DW years ago, so it's not like we can't exchange comments here, if needed, once again. I no longer have any contact info for you (nor the addresses we once exchanged emails on) and I'm not PMing an account that's been inactive for years just to avoid any possible butthurt here.

(no subject)

Aug. 25th, 2016 10:50 pm
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[personal profile] lea_hazel
At least I have my tablet back. It's much nicer to read that way than on my clunky old laptop.

Success!

Aug. 25th, 2016 07:25 am
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[personal profile] batwrangler
Twelve, twelve terrific transformations, the number of the day is TWELVE, ah ha ha!

As of yesterday the first chrysalis was still intact and one of my remaining "caterpillars of concern" (in a separate enclosure because they didn't seem to be eating as much or growing as quickly as the others) successfully became a chrysalis, bringing the total to twelve.

This morning, the first chrysalis eclosed. Yay! (Sorry for the blurriness of the image; I was running late and barely had time to put some fruit in the enclosure and snap a picture before I had to leave for work.)
marahmarie: Sheep go to heaven, goats go to hell (Default)
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Just fixed the last three public posts for drunk-blogging errors. I mean, I'm bad enough sober (warning: I'm sober), but drunk-blogging is just like, cringe-inducing. I haven't engaged in much of it over the years (and most of it was on my other blog, where yeah, anyone would need a good stiff drink, or three, to deal with that audience) but after seeing the results of my latest bout of this sort of blogging I don't think I'll do it again.

Then again it's FUN it's really FUN

Which reminds me (or did what I'm about to say remind me I was drunk-blogging? Hmmmm) there's a real reason women drink (warning: I'm a woman) but the author, now sober, can't seem to find it. This read was almost as cringe-inducing as checking out my drunk-blogging, because as snarky/rhetorical as the author was in asking, "Is this why we drink?" as she comments upon situations where drinking's been foisted upon us as the normal thing to do either before, during, or after doing the thing, you can't help but wonder, well, why else?

Historically, alcohol numbs pain, so the Brazilian shouldn't even be on her rhetorical list of reasons for drinking. I mean, put me in enough pain and yep, me too! Other situations where society's made drinking what to do before, during or after self-improving activities - like hot yoga, working out or running a marathon - indeed seem like ridiculous setups for this sort of "reward".

I most want a drink after sleeping badly, working ceaselessly, arguing with idiots and banning at least two people from my other blog before cooking dinner, cleaning up, cleaning cat puke and in general wanting to go hang myself. OK, in that case? Please. Give me. A freakin'. Drink. Preferably before I get to the part where I'm cooking dinner. Drinking is for numb, for turning the day, mind, and todo list off. It's for finally cracking a smile and not spooking in shock at it because there's something else I just haven't thought of. Yet. Or something else looming I just haven't gotten to. Yet.

For me drinking's not the reward.

Not feeling like I need a drink? That's the moment when I win the day, the Internet, the world, freaking EVERYTHING. That's the dissociation I make. I don't go, "Oh, got my nails done/got off work/got done shopping/got the walk over, time to "celebrate" [or "relax"] with this drink!" No, I don't even want a drink, which is how I spend vast amounts of time not drinking - I'm just not stressed out/tired enough/pissed off enough. Then again, my tolerance levels for sheer bullshit might be off the chain by now, so of course ymmv.

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