Traveling

Mar. 29th, 2017 03:53 am
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title not final. Inspired by http://prompts-for-the-otp.tumblr.com/post/152181401608/prompt-96 but if you don't want a spoiler don't look at that. Korra is stricken with grief after a tragic accident. Amidst her grief, she is suddenly taken back, given a chance to stop the accident. She's given chance after chance, but she can't stop her death. If its not one thing, its another. Its as if the spirits have fixed this event in time and they are forcing Korra to live through it over and over and over as punishment. Will she be able to stop her death, or will she ultimately give up and find a way to escape this hell?

Words: 1183, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English

Hey UK friends

Mar. 29th, 2017 09:19 pm
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Good luck!

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Mar. 29th, 2017 09:19 am
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] thatyourefuse!

Back home

Mar. 29th, 2017 04:57 pm
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Went to Tokyo area to visit family for a few days, so I'm catching up on comments now. Just wanted to share a couple pics from the drive over.

A couple pics )



Agent Carter AU not-fics

Mar. 28th, 2017 11:54 pm
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I asked people on Tumblr last night to send me an AU and I'd give them some thoughts on that AU, which all ended up being Agent Carter. I got more than I could write, but here are the ones I did:

Vintage car mechanic AU
Librarian AU (with follow-up suggestions)
Art heist AU
Pet Shop of Horrors AU
Wild West AU
Star Wars AU (with follow-up expanding on Daniel's role in this 'verse)
College student AU
College faculty AU

Promo discussion: Episode 5x05

Mar. 29th, 2017 10:16 am
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This post is intended to allow discussion of the upcoming episode, as reflected in the official show promos.

Please keep the comments spoiler free from anything not mentioned in the promos (interviews, articles etc)

Clip )

good morning, it's 29 march 2017

Mar. 28th, 2017 11:45 pm
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So let's see where we are today.

Look, a story! Made of headlines. Looks like the "Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia," but got a letter saying they couldn't because it wasn't going to include confidential data, as "NBC obtains letter from Yates lawyers to WH stating her intent to testify despite attempt to block her." Upon hearing this, "Devin Nunes canceled Russia hearing same day Sally Yates promised she’d talk about Mike Flynn." "Was today's open hearing cancelled because WH did not want Sally Yates to testify re Gen Flynn's deception? Didn't want to assert privilege?" Good question! Particularly made more relevant after we hear from Rep. "Schiff: Yates would have testified on Flynn ‘cover-up’".

Trying to throw some spin on things, the "White House denies it sought to prevent Yates' testimony," but the "White House evasive as House Intelligence Committee grinds to a halt." Which suits their purposes of course. Meanwhile, "House intel panel chief Nunes says he will not divulge his sources," not even to members of his own committee. Well, that's neat. "Swalwell on Nunes fallout: ‘This is what a cover-up to a crime looks like’" begins our current-status analysis, on "How the White House and Republicans Blew Up the House Russia Investigation." And Representative Nunes's own hometown paper says, "Russia-Trump probe is in chaos, and Rep. Devin Nunes is to blame."

So that's a clusterfuck.

Meanwhile, oh good, the "Affordable Care Act Repeal Is Back on the Agenda, Republicans Say." I presume they have no more ideas than they have had for the last seven years. But people are increasingly convinced they'll complete their sabotage of the ACA without changing the law - it's not like they haven't been doing that already. See also: "U.S. judge finds that Aetna deceived the public about its reasons for quitting Obamacare."

In "The Offender of the Free World" news, "Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies." But that isn't even enough; "Climate Deniers Are Winning—and Getting Greedy" and trying to move to convincing people that air pollution has no real effect on human health. So don't think this will stop with carbon dioxide and methane, but even if it doesn't, the "Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid" - worst since World War II.

"Google tries to define a valid family. Predictable awfulness ensues." speaks for itself. And you're not imaging things: "Research Shows Donald Trump Is Making Men More Sexist." That isn't what they were trying to study, even, but that's what they found in the data. We actually got a heads up on this, because a Trump-like misogynist became PM in Italy last decade, and things got much worse. For everyone - even the men becoming more misogynistic - but that didn't stop it.

Over in corruption news, "Trump's business network reached alleged Russian mobsters." Neat! It isn't nearly as well sourced, but reportedly, "In Dec, Kushner met with head of SANCTIONED Russian bank favored by Putin" and a whole lot of things fell out of that - see the thread. But don't worry, there'll be no investigations; "Republicans vote to block resolutions on Trump's tax returns" late yesterday.

And finally, "Antiabortion activists face 15 felony charges over undercover videos that targeted Planned Parenthood." I doubt they'll get much and it'll make them a rightist cause celebre again, I fear - lying about who you are to make secret recordings of people without their permission is illegal in California, but nobody will care.

Good luck.

It's March 29, 2017; this is the news )

Don't go 'round tonight...

Mar. 29th, 2017 07:42 pm
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Don't go 'round tonight
It's bound to take your life
There's a...

Wednesday 29/03/2017

Mar. 29th, 2017 07:49 am
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1) Had a nice phone call with lhune yesterday :-) It had been too long, it was great hearing her again :-)

2) Tea. Lots of tea. Even more tea than yesterday. My throat is hurting since I woke up this morning...

3) Dinner with my parents at their place after training this evening.

Indivisible Goes State

Mar. 29th, 2017 01:42 am
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https://www.ourstates.org/#ourstates

Interactive map of state laws and pending bills in five areas: immigration, policing/protest, reproductive justice, voting rights, and LGBTQ equality, plus a counterpart to their original Indivisible Guide for rousting state rather than federal legislators.

Why to actually write a thing

Mar. 29th, 2017 05:58 am
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I do not know how to be helpful when people are in a bad brain place
but I think it might involve writing more stories.

Like, Owen Harper on a rooftop was helpful. But a random person just saying to think about a hot cup of tea is really unlikely to be helpful. You kind of have to go on that whole journey through some very dark places to get to where it matters when he says maybe, just maybe, there's a light.

But it's difficult thinking how to put a story together. Like, I can remember feeling bad, and on the bad days that's most of what I can remember, but then I don't feel so bad any more. As just a thing that happened over time. Like, there's not a magic sword I can pass on. Just... I don't know, standing with Jack up on a rooftop waiting for a sunrise. Things get better. And just saying that doesn't seem terribly helpful when they are not in fact currently better.

It also matters that these people matter before they say the encouraging hopeful thing. I mean, the difference between some random officer and Aragorn is we've followed Aragorn halfway across their world and seen all the places he's been and the things he's done, so if he says to stand and have some hope, he knows of what he speaks.

Being a random person on the internet who sees someone having a bad night and wants to say something encouraging cannot have quite the same emotional heft.

Even if I ever could think of something helpful to say.

So if I'm going to be helpful, I have to think of a story full of characters a reader can identify with and or look up to as they go through the toughest stuff and survive.

... well it's good to have goals...

But also they don't necessarily need a big speech, they just need someone reaching out and saying we can get through this. And it being true.

So identifiable characters, metaphor demons of identifiable problems, and solutions that involve the power of friendship and stubborn free will.

Ingredients list.

Dinner plans, April 11th and 12th

Mar. 28th, 2017 09:10 pm
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So, which of my various SEA-TAC area friends might be available for dinner the evenings of Tuesday, April 11th, and/or Wednesday, April 12th?

Contact me via private means if you wish; my gmail address is pretty easy to guess from my username, and I have been known to use Dreamwidth private messages as well.

Walking home

Mar. 28th, 2017 08:43 pm
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Even in the rain, the cherry blossoms are luminous, though less distinct, like a vague cool glance from someone beautiful thinking of something else.

Their smell, though, coaxed loose by the precise and insistent raindrops, seems stronger and sweeter than on a bright day. Beyond the familiar peppery scent, something in them admits finally to being flowers.

There's a good cedary smell tonight, too, like a new fence, a young smell maybe also lifted up out of old wood and stain by the water's alchemy.

A fat black-and-white cat surges like a storm cloud into a foggy window, as if responding to me, but not looking at me.

There is a hole worn right through the concrete here, near the new sidewalk, showing through to the storm sewer like a wound.

This was a long day, and not a happy one, but these small witnessings are more than compensation; they are a clear rain that drives the ugly fragments into the gutter, down the drain, out into the great night-soaked ocean.

Though sometime I may have to retrieve and make sense of them, right now I am just grateful for a small clear space.

{rf}

*prepares the ritual*

Mar. 29th, 2017 12:59 am
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Time for 6-star Lasswell tomorrow night -- and I don't care how much people are bitching ~~~

Life (2017)

Mar. 29th, 2017 11:53 am
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I watched Life last night. I have to say, when Gravity, Interstellar and then especially The Martian came out, I kinda thought that modern film was finally moving past the framing of outer space as a frontier of TERROR that mankind should stay away from because WE WILL ONLY FIND NEW AND TERRIBLE WAYS TO DIE. (I mean Gravity is scary and space is the "enemy", but it still celebrates space itself.)

Then Life comes along I feel like I've been thrown back a couple of years to the time of Red Planet, Europa Report and The Last Days on Mars.

Major spoilers. )
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Fannish/Geeky Things

There's a trailer for the upcoming Ancient Magus' Bride anime! [YouTube, ~1 minute]

If you ever want the bat wing necklace Claudia wears on Warehouse 13, this is where you get it. [Via Allison Scagliotti's Instagram.]

"Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman to Host ‘The Handmade Project’ Weekly Series at NBC".


Via The Rec Center:

--"Full-body reading: Literary criticism taught me to scrub my feelings out of my reading, but a medieval mystic showed me how to put them back in".

--"Mary Sue: From self-inserts to imagines, how young women write themselves into the narrative". [Elizabeth Minkel]


Social Justice

"The List of Books Men Must Read Before Messaging Me About Feminism".

I may have linked this one before, but what the hell: "Men Just Don’t Trust Women. And This Is A Problem".

"A Conversation About Disability Rights in Education".


At The Establishment:

--"The Problem With Judging Other People’s Food Choices". [Sarah Kurchak]

--"‘It’s Because You’re Fat’ — And Other Lies My Doctors Told Me".


Cute Stuff

"You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Heard Baby Sloths Having a Conversation".

"Watch: Corgi racing is more amazing than you would ever have imagined".


Miscellaneous

"The Folly of 'Purity Politics': A new book argues for the value of owning up to your imperfections".

A Twitter thread from [twitter.com profile] Delafina777, starting with "Okay, so, some thoughts about how multiple women in meetings can help each other be heard". (And from within that thread, we have "Donald Trump-inspired app counts how often men interrupt women" [Mashable] and "5 Nice Things You Do Daily (That Secretly Ruin the World)". [Cracked, 2014])

"Cat Anxiety: How to Recognize & Treat It".

"Tattoo Artist Who Lost His Arm Gets World’s First Tattoo Machine Prosthesis".

"Cats Are Actually Nice, Scientists Find".

Mallory Ortberg, formerly of The Toast, just started a TinyLetter newsletter. The first letter is called "'I felt like Salieri, or a dog watching TV: furious and hostile and confused': Bellowing about trees with Sondheim", in which she spectacularly fails to bond with Into the Woods. I adore Into the Woods, but not bonding with it is fair, I suppose (no, no, it's fair), and Mallory Ortberg is hilarious. "By the end I no longer hated anyone, not even myself; I desired only to be reconciled with all of humanity. I could not imagine leaving the theater, nor in letting any of the actors leave the stage. They were all my children, which meant they were also my beans, and beans are wishes, and dreams don’t exist."
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I certainly didn't expect to do that when I set out for my large vision loss support group this morning. When I arrived, I sat outside for some fresh air (even though it was damp and dreary). When I saw a woman approach who'd been at my table last month, I spoke to her. She was already with another woman. After we'd made ourselves comfortable, she said she only met the other woman because they'd been picked up by my rides provider and shared the vehicle. Turns out they both love spicy food. So, hey, I'm in. I believe she's Jamaican (we got to talking about chicken feet!) and the other one is Asian (dim sum yum!). I also complimented her on her hairdo (it had some artful spikiness on top) and asked her what product she used. Well, it was no product ... it was a wig. I was so jealous. I think she said she provided the hair and it was made into a wig. Wow.

We had two guest speakers from an organization that ignored three applications from me. So I spoke to one of the woman during break and she said I should call her. Will do. There was also a casting call for a reality cooking competition, pairing a visually impaired person with a professional chef. See me back away verrrrrrry quietly. Sounds like a recipe for disaster. Break foodies were terrific: green and red grapes, blueberries, honeydew and cantaloupe melons, cheese, crackers, cookies, nuts, and candies. What's really neat is that the snack brigade portion everything out and serve us. So much less of a hassle. My ride showed up at 12:15 (10 minutes early), so I was off and home quickly, only to be met by Ce-Ce and our neighbour at the front door. She accompanied us to the back porch where I found a listless Grumpy. No, buddy, it's no fun lying there when you can't sunbathe. So I made sure they were safely indoors.

It was only when I was reading (yes, on my iPad) on the couch that I began to feel very draggy and sleepy. I kept losing my grip on the tablet. So not a good thing, so I took it to bed where at least there's a protective barrier. And I dozed off for a while, waking up at 6:04. Oh, look. There's an e-mail from my new friend, asking if I wanted to do Mandarin on Friday, just the three of us. Alas, with my current plans, I can't. Maybe next time.

Once awake, I watched the rest of the news, my game shows (Jeopardy! was really weak), and my regular Tuesday shows, two N.C.I.S. and Bull. Now I'm yawning my head off. Not very hungry so I'm just going to have a Jamaican ginger beer to aid in digestion. As always, hoping for good sleep after a terrific day.

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Mar. 28th, 2017 11:21 pm
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I went to bed with what I thought was a headache and woke up with a migraine and little writing work done and so in order to be contrary I'm... studying PHP. Okay sure. My brain moves (sluggishly and drugged) in mysterious ways.

Fortunately today's day jobligations once again primarily consist of "knit this sample of a thing" so I can sit and be quiet while my head recovers. I'd forgotten how much I dislike knitting with lace yarn because it takes so damn long to do anything with it, but I'm liking both the yarn and the pattern, so at least there's that.

... yeah the rest of my day got eaten either by the migraine or the knitting oops.

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