havocthecat: faith lehane is totally setting a bad example (btvs faith bad example)
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1. These days, I have bad days, and I have worse days. (I also have some good days. Somewhat less for now. This is not my norm, but there you go.) No, I don't really want to talk about it. Right now, anyway. I'm sure I will eventually. Personal problems abound, and I love all of you for being here for me in spite of those.

1A. Thanks to all of you who are patient with my off days when I get a little snappish. Those are less under my control than I would like. Serenity is hard to come by. (Please make all the Firefly tv series jokes you can. :)

2. I have a Tumblr. I have auto-crossposting of public posts set up for the people who have taken off to Tumblr and don't check Dreamwidth anymore, but who want to keep up on my life. I do not log onto Tumblr. Ever. This is not going to change. I don't have the time to be on multiple sites, the mental energy to deal with Tumblr, or the emotional energy to put up with Tumblr's toxic folks.

2A. Yes, I am aware you can curate your Tumblr experience with xkit or Tumblr Savior or whatever the latest trendy scripting extension is, but I don't have time.

3. I do the same with auto-crossposting public posts to Facebook, but I do log onto Facebook occasionally because my LARP runs on Facebook.

4. If you're reading on another site and you want the access-locked posts, you will have to make a Dreamwidth account. That's more personal content and less fandom and nerd content. Well. A little more nerd venting too, I guess.

5. I have many other social networking logins, but mostly don't participate, because I am a lazy social networking slacker.

6. Work is busy and only getting busier. Same with offline obligations. I do my best to reply to comments, but you can also get in touch with me via email to havocthecat@gmail or a Dreamwidth private message.
copracat: Freddie Mercury glamming it up on stage with the text 'Did you say gay pants?' (freddie)
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What a grievous day. Surely the world's sadness index is sitting high enough.

10.A song that makes you sad: 39 - Queen

It's a 1979 live recording so the sound is a bit scruffy. I grew up with LPs and transistor radios so scruffy sound is just right. But don't skip it for the sound. Freddie is wearing tight red pants.

Here's some better definition sadness for your ears: maybe more than one more )

RIP Roger Moore, I had a huge crush when I was a wee girl and I've had a soft spot ever since. You were wrong a about Idris Elba, of course.

Not Exactly Lerner & Loewe (7177 words) by Liviapenn
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Persuaders
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Brett Sinclair/Danny Wilde
Additional Tags: Bickering, Flirting, 1970s, Jet-Setting Playboys In Love, Yuletide 2012, Horse Racing

Considering how picky His Lordship could be about the little things in life, and how little real hardship he'd ever actually lived through, Danny considered it his assigned mission in life to yank the guy's chain and ruffle his feathers every now and again.

If that maybe resulted, this time, in some other bits getting yanked and ruffled, well, Danny had no objection.

one foot in front of the other

May. 23rd, 2017 10:34 am
sporky_rat: John Barrowman (Capt. Jack Harkness) facing right, head up, eyes closed. (this day needs to be over)
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I am very much worried about Nero. Right now he's at Dr Ebers' and there's probably going to be bloodwork and x-rays and I am worried about the big lug. I love that cat. He has come so far in such a short time from the cat he had been. He loves having his ears scratched and his head kissed and sleeping between me and his human. (I'm his human's human. That's about how he puts up with me.)

I want him to be okay.

I am currently avoiding all the panic that is percolating in my brain by watching Survival Lilly on YouTube in Austria build herself outdoor shelters. It helps. (She also has an adorable dog that loves to wallow in dirt and leaves.) It's very interesting to see how people in Europe build outdoor shelters versus what you would down here in South Mississippi. There you can use conifer branches and whatnot, but here it's more pine brances and they don't work well or cedar and that's sometimes hard to find where you can reach it.

We had water in the house again since it rained a lot.

Crown List was last weekend. It was held at the State Park near Shreveport - we have James and Joan as Prince and Princess again. I need to go do some research for their names because they don't have registered names or devices. I put up my canopy for the first time and I need to seal the seams on it. Wow do I. I also made a Lemon Bliss Cake and it was fine. Gaius made a deep-fried turkey for his Crown List people and shared with us other Heralds and that and my cake were divine. My Heraldic Boss (Brendan) fell in love with my large thick felt hat. If you wear glasses, a thick felt hat is wonderful because it keeps your glasses from getting spotty in the rain. Brent bought it several years ago at Acadiana or Scharborough Fair.

I should never get a top bunk again. It gets very difficult to get up and down from there.

I got a mole removed yesterday. Dr Rose is pretty sure there isn't anything wrong with it; it was one of those moles that's right at the waistband of your underwear or trousers or skirts and always gets rubbed on so it itches or gets rubbed raw occasionally. (I hate those moles.) So she took it right off then and there. I like lidocaine - yes, it stings at first, but then the lidocaine makes the sting of the lidocaine go away. Win win!

I have been desktopping

May. 22nd, 2017 11:41 pm
lyssie: (Jo Grant blows up daleks)
[personal profile] lyssie
Since my new screen is ginormous. I've been using Pixlr, as my ancient photoshop will not work on this computer. Sadness.

Anyway, some of these are better than others, and I am to lazy to do preview images. Lots of reds.

Women of SG: Atlantis
Liz and Teyla, and a bit of Sam (a variation of the above)
Mockingbird (Bobbi Morse) Because those covers were fucking amazing, ok.
Multiple Marvel women Natasha Romanov, Carol Danvers, Bobbi Morse.
Natasha Desktop 1
Natasha Desktop 2 Art by Phil Noto
Natasha Desktop 3 Art by Phil Noto
Kara Thrace and Sam Anders
River Song, the many faces of
copracat: Amelia Post grinning (amelia)
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I looked at today's meme instruction and had to sit down. Metaphorically since I was already physically sitting down. A song? I said. You want just a song. Meme, my two most played playlists are called a) Cheery and b) Happy. There are songs that make me happy because they're sung sweet voiced chanteuses. There are songs that make me happy because they remind me of a time I was happy. There are songs that make me happy because they're happy. And then there's the blues, a whole genre of songs that make me happy because they're sad. So. A song.

9.A song that makes you happy: Grace Kelly - MIKA

I love the little girl in the yellow frock rocking out, like she's the singer's inner self, like she's me.

Okay, two.

That's Life - Megan Hilty & Katherine McPhee )

music meme topics )

say i won't return

May. 17th, 2017 01:38 pm
sporky_rat: Atia from Rome looking very pleasant and kind. Text: Die screaming you pigspawn trollop (fiend!)
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I discovered something about myself today as I was driving to the OB-GYN (which is why I'm day drinking as well). If you set me on the Interstate and tell me to drive, I will be utterly bored within a mile. Dangerously bored. However, if you put me on a state highway that has changes (hills, turns, twists, etc), I'm happier'n pig in muck. I like to drive when I have to work against the terrain. (Off roading, for me, is glorious.)

here there be medical talk )

beat it like a hammer

May. 15th, 2017 09:00 am
sporky_rat: Miss Parker from Pretender (you have got to be fucking kidding me)
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Brent bought me the Alien Quadrilogy on DVD because it was $12 and I'd never seen Alien3 or Alien Resurrection. We were watching and I noted a few things about Ripley in Resurrection and my sweet, lovely, very truthful husband goggled at me.

Husbandthing: 'What do you mean, you'd never do that? YOU DO THAT EVERY DAY.'
Me: 'What?!'
H: 'My lovely wife, you are not and have never been Chaotic Neutral. It's time for you to know the truth. You are Neutral Evil.'
M: 'But I don't follow through on evil!'
H: 'No, that's because you have a Watching Dark.'

He promptly gave me the thesis on it, along with every single bit of documentation. He's such a Laurel's apprentice, ugh. We paused the movie and in the time it took the Blu-Ray player did the auto-shutoff along with the tv and we had to feed the cats. Over an hour. Seriously. Ugh.

And then I proved his point by cooing over the Queen and her offspring. Why does he have to be right. Just, why. >.<

Crown List is this weekend and I am making every dang list I can and then adding to it. It's a cabining unless you make arrangements with the park site, so I have more than usual to pack. I usually just go with sleeping bag, closed-cell foam pad, and one inch self-inflatable (the feeling of a root you didn't find in your hip is miserable, okay?) for sleeping in a tent. In a cabin, I need a little bit more because people keep the cabin frigid. More frigid than camping at BAM in November. Ugh.
I am also bringing a day shade for Heralds! My deputy, Moonestone, Diamond, and anyone else who wants to chill. I might have found a deputy for Moonestone..... :D I like knowing folks and encouraging folks to be HERALDS. Also, I tend to start shenanigans just by my teaching methods. (I know someone who's submitting "Purpure, a unicorn head erased and a bordure argent semy of lozenges azure". I give you three guesses and the first two don't count. MAUAHAHA.

Sometimes you have to get down in the trenches and teach with what you can. If it takes MLP:FiM or Coke labels or A Song of Ice and Fire (oh my gosh the lessons you can teach about contrast with that one), I'll use it.

SFF: Mockingbird

May. 11th, 2017 10:59 pm
lyssie: Cover from Mockingbird issue 5 (I spy with my little eye...)
[personal profile] lyssie
I keep putting off reading comic-related things (I keep buying Ms. Marvel, Saga, Lazarus, etc., but managing to remember to read the TPBs doesn't happen often).

For some reason, though, I picked up the Mockingbird trade "I Can Explain", and when it came, managed to read the whole thing.

I hadn't intended to. I simply wanted to look through it to see if it was good (I hoped).

But instead, I read it. And then went back and re-read bits. And then went online to order the next trade (and yes I know, sadly, it's the last).

(not really spoilery, but)
Read more... )

Penny Dreadful S3

May. 11th, 2017 09:34 pm
havocthecat: the lady of shalott (Default)
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Finally started watching this tonight with M.

I think I've spent the last ten minutes yelling at Jekyll and Frankenstein, ex-boyfriends and the utter personification of high Int, low Wis.

There may have been multiple iterations of me saying, "I know how stupid you two are, I've read your books."

They're the kind of nitwits that sit around telling each other they've never, ever seen any of this sexism that women keep complaining about.


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