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Jan. 21st, 2017 08:38 am
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Sun Dragon's Song #2 is up for review on Net Gallery.

Another sign

Jan. 20th, 2017 09:23 am
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And I thought of another protest/march sign, that sums up a lot, but is short and sweet:

Rise Up.

Today's Small Act

Jan. 20th, 2017 09:19 am
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Today I set up my recurring monthly donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center - feel free to join me if you feel so moved and can afford it.

Five Accomplishments

Jan. 19th, 2017 11:05 am
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I can do today, yes I can.

1. I did two loads of laundry last night. The clothes are ready to put away.

2. I've gotten started on this month's review book.

3. I've collected supplies for my sign/s for the Philly Women's March on Saturday. Apparently, sticks aren't recommended, so I don't need to visit the hardware store. I printed out a couple at dayjob: "#goodtrouble" and "Your silence will not protect you," an Audre Lorde quote.

4. I left a message for my doctor about getting a recommendation to an ENT, since I have trouble breathing while sleeping (not apnea, but lots of snoring and being congested). This has been going on for a while, but I finally got myself moving after getting daily reports on my snoring at Arisia.

5. I made plans to have two different dinners with friends.


Jan. 19th, 2017 12:56 pm
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Cleansed the house. Got a cardio workout by mopping. Now the house smells of frankincense.

Did a burning bowl ritual. Wrote letters and burned them. Now onward to recovery.

Wednesday Reading

Jan. 18th, 2017 08:31 am
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This week, I'm reading a book for anonymous review.

I didn't get a lot of other reading done while traveling, but memorable fanfiction from last week includes Taste of Home by daroos, an Avengers/Night Vale gen crossover. I still haven't listened to Night Vale, but I could still follow the story, and I loved the dry humor of it.

The Show Must Go On by Pargoletta was also really fun; it's about Steve Rogers training for the "Star Spangled Man" show, and how that training and the show's creation might really have worked. I was sorry when the story ended.


Jan. 16th, 2017 02:49 pm
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Well, recovery has begun apace. Writing my sword fantasy which I allowed to languish in the hard-drive for ten years. TEN YEARS.

So, a hour or so ago, I received the "feedback" from a (what I thought was) a trusted person. I received an essay-length email on how sword-fighting is supposed to be not. Classic mansplaining at its best. Needless to say, I actually blocked the person's email account - I was that annoyed.

Still writing the sword fantasy, even though it doesn't fit his world view.

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Jan. 15th, 2017 07:35 am
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Lovely news -- our latest union contract was passed, and accordingly, I got a backdated raise for the past two years. It's clear that the first increment was the standard amount, but the second was higher.

I'd like to see that as an acknowledgment of my excellence, anyway.


Jan. 12th, 2017 09:22 pm
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I don't wanna go to bed on a sour note; here's a pretty cool thing I meant to share yesterday.

New York Governor announces first free tuition plan in the nation

Wednesday Reading

Jan. 11th, 2017 08:35 am
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I have some catchup to do. I read mostly light stuff over my winter holiday.

Defender Dragon(Protection, Inc. Book 2) by Zoe Chant was a fluffy paranormal romance with fairy tale echoes.

Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb felt really familiar at times, at least in the mystery part; she must have written a similar plot at some point earlier in this very long series. It has some points to make about revenge.

This week, I finished A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, a historical fantasy about parallel but very different Londons and the people who can travel between them. Also features a cross-dressing woman (always good!) and Evil Siblings. I wanted to engage more with this, but my brain was not there as much as I would like. It's going to be a series.

The Unapologetic Fat Girl's Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts by Hanne Blank provides a lot of good reasons to exercise, and strategies to overcome your psyche's objections to exercising, locker rooms, annoying other people, etc..

I read beaucoup fanfiction in recent weeks, but will only mention some of it.

James Rhodes and the Hyde Park Knitting Circle by Poetry crosses Leverage with the Rivers of London series. You're welcome.

have you heard by peradi is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Written in an interesting style, this is an exploration of a series of consequences following on Finn's defection.

I Could Walk Out, But I Won't by napricot. Avengers fic: Sam and Bucky go on a road trip, and Sam doesn't have to suffer through the pain of a friend's death alone. Very satisfying.

Five Things

Jan. 10th, 2017 08:56 am
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1. I gymmed last night - got back up to 120 for bench press, and just barely managed that weight for row. Squats still feel okay in my leg at 135. I intended to do elliptical after, but at the last minute decided on treadmill jogging. Rather than a straight 30 minutes, I did 20 minutes jogging, then alternated 5 minutes walking with 5 minutes jogging until I finished out the time, and cooled down. Unless I can manage to go Wednesday lunch, my next workout will have to be at the Arisia hotel.

2. I'm planning to go hear Tuvan Throat Singing on Wednesday night! I've heard recordings, but never heard it live.

3. I spent half of today wearing my sweater inside out. It's navy blue cotton, so the seams don't show much, and it took me a long time to notice.

4. I still can't believe this farce of an attorney general thing. Hint: if ALABAMA thinks he is too racist, then he is so racist he glows in the fucking dark.

5. I have not completed my Arisia panel notes yet, but have done enough research that I should be okay with finishing up tonight.

Tell All Your Friends

Jan. 9th, 2017 08:39 am
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Feeling helpless? Here's a tidy list of political things you can do.


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