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(more than usual, anyway) is starting to settle down, thanks to antibiotics and other pills, but I'm concerned I may have permanently stained some household objects. With substances.

My usual doctor was closed, and I will go to the local ER over my dead body, probably, but one half of the couple who found Dubiety the Cat is a doctor, and she called in a prescription for me. I explained over the phone what was going on, which is fortunately very obvious even when my brain is doing the thing it is doing right now.

bicycle check-in

Feb. 28th, 2015 17:40
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I have managed to stick to one short (2-3 mi or 3-5 km) bicycle ride most Saturday mornings and most one-weekday-I-don't-work mornings. Today I went a bit farther on an artificial errand for fish from the local Japanese grocery (darkforge could've bought fish via car, since he and Reason were out at the supermarket) because the next weekday morning is for being an informational interview resource for a slightly younger friend who wants to go from adjunct to uni staff. Whereas I walked the uphill bits the first few times---a short block apiece---today I didn't walk, though it's good that I'm keeping the rides short[*] because I want productive strain without outright cramping soreness. I still have to be a person and a parent and a household contributor and so on, despite this bike project.... The photo is from when I paused this morning, since I am building from subzero not only my bicycling muscles but general cardiovascular fitness:
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If you click through to the larger version, it's not a huge hill, but it does go straight up; I turn at the pink X to go down up down to my house, or one may continue straight up for four short blocks (then down up down for a few more) to the nearest public library branch in a neighboring city. Note that we live technically in the lowlands, not the hills proper, if you know my vicinity already. Anywhere I go, it's up down up down, which kind of sucks for the subpar muscles of relevance. At least the clouds were pleasant.

* Look, I know it's unreasonable, but since I used to go fifteen miles with some frequency and topped out at 40 mi on hills (64 km)---even though that's 18-20 years ago---I am allowed to think that < 6 mi is wee, while wondering how long it will take to build back up to considering 8-10 mi (13-16 km) comfortable within a day. I embody multiple contradictions the rest of the time, so why not here. 8-10 mi is what I'll need for next school-year's commute with Reason, plus her wiggly 40 lb = 18 kg perched atop a bicycle that's probably twice as heavy as my old one. Also, this piddling effort would be so much harder mentally if I'd attained century status before having to sell my bike to prevent repeated reinjury nearly ten years ago; i.e., conversely, let me keep my contradictions.
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Via [personal profile] lilliburlero and [personal profile] moetushie:

If you could have me write a fic specifically for you, what would it be like? Fandom, characters/pairing, genre, plot elements, kinks (if applicable)... what's your ideal fic from me?

OTW Fannews: Being In the Know

Feb. 28th, 2015 13:01
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A post at Movie Pilot pointed out how early fanwork passions can begin. "I was on Wattpad and came across a profile and her name was Alexandria1019. She has a couple of stories she wrote, which are amazing in my point of view...And the coolest thing, she's a 7th grader." Her dreams are short-term but her reasons are universal. "'When I get older, and go to high school, I want to join a writing club. I want to be a writer because whenever I write, it's like I'm in a totally different universe. Like I'm not in reality...I know they aren't my characters and my story that I wrote myself, but it gives me a chance too express what I think. Because, I can't really express what I think to people.'"

What did fanfic teach you & when did you start writing? How did your fandom community factor into it?
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I told a vegan about vinegar eels, so they had to leave the country.

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Feb. 28th, 2015 11:53
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Auuuuuugh why

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Feb. 28th, 2015 04:46
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I think the pH of my tears has gotten fucked up somehow? Can that even happen with just tears and not other bodily fluids. Maybe I'm all acid right now, it's my new superpower. The point of this flawlessly sane post is that my eyes are still watering, and the skin around them has been all dry and cracked since yesterday. It's uncomfortable and I'm going to stick my head in a bowl of oil.

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Feb. 27th, 2015 23:30
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tbr meme

Feb. 27th, 2015 18:45
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Via Eve's Alexandria:

1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I don't. LibraryThing is for things I own, whether read or unread, and Goodreads is for logging things I read 90+% through (not for research-style hunt and peck). I have a list of texts that I'd like to find sometime, but it doesn't include things already found yet unread.

2. Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

Read more... )
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Kimchi ramen but with soba instead of ramen, spinach, and a couple poached eggs in there.

I'm almost out of kimchi now, though, so my siblings will need to go get me some. Okay, siblings? Okay.

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Feb. 27th, 2015 19:43
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Bisco Hatori is just messing with me at this point. She did a yuri manga, but it was only two chapters, and her new series has a male lead. Unacceptable.

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Feb. 27th, 2015 15:37
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There is no need for me to flip my shit over the store in town selling "kimono dusters" which are garments totally taxonomically unrelated to either kimono or dusters and appear to just be crappy beach cover-ups that'll fall apart after one wash. Everything is fine and I am not going to get pissed off over this trivial phenomenon.
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Open Doors announces Harry Potter archive Table for Three is coming to AO3. If you contributed/visited, read on!
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Rare Success - Got garbage out to curb before garbage truck.

Paying Attention-ness is already as high as it can get on this character, so it didn't go up.

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Feb. 27th, 2015 08:15
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My purpose in life is to lie in the bed experiencing alarming hypnagogia until the cats want something.
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Reccing fanworks isn't just for fans anymore. The media is taking note of their genres.

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Feb. 26th, 2015 12:23
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cities where there is no municipally-enforced requirement to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice (within a reasonable amount of time) are actively hostile to humans.

signed,

baffled by cleveland

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Feb. 26th, 2015 04:31
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I will make a jewelry involving a tree a bird an octopus a top-hat a bug and watch parts and I will put it on Etsy and I will be sent immediately to hell

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Feb. 26th, 2015 01:10
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So Kingdom Hearts is, if I understand correctly, a video game adaptation of the thing where cartoon characters from various disparate franchises come together to convince a human child not to be Addicted To Marijuana anymore

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