Coming to WisCon - probably.

May. 23rd, 2017 06:47 pm
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[personal profile] commodorified posting in [community profile] wiscon
Some of you might remember me, and a few of you might remember that I've had severe allergy problems three times now with Madison in the spring, so, unusually for me, here is a 'care and feeding' post letting people as are interested know what I will and won't be up to this weekend.

I am trepidacious, and also excited.

Better Call Saul 3.07

May. 23rd, 2017 05:35 pm
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[personal profile] selenak
Yep, Saul Goodman has most definitely arrived.

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Seeking Roomshare

May. 23rd, 2017 10:50 am
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[personal profile] amyshy posting in [community profile] wiscon
Edited to add: Room Acquired! Woo! See you at WisCon!

Hello!

I'm trying to pull together a spur of the moment trip to WicCon and I'm hoping to find someone looking for a roommate. This will be my first WisCon and I'm hoping for a last minute miracle. Did someone if your group have to drop out unexpectedly? Or do you know someone who needs a roommate? I can happily fill the slot!

I'm a 41 y/o cis queer woman (she/hers) non-smoker, courteous and quiet. New to WisCon but not new to cons in general (I've attended WindyCon and Capricon regularly for the last few years) Hoping to experience my first WisCon this year! Can you help me out? Shoot me an email at amyshy at gmail dot com.

Thanks in advance!

Looking for Plotty Fanfiction Recs

May. 22nd, 2017 09:13 am
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[personal profile] oracne
I am looking for recs of long, plotty fanfiction stories. Gen preferred but not necessary. I do not want A/B/O or D/S universes.

AU is more than okay, crossovers are okay, kidfic is okay. Curtain fic is okay. I like found family stories a lot.

It doesn't matter if you think I've already read it, I might want to read it again.

Preferable fandoms: MCU, Marvel comicsverse, Harry Potter, Stargate: Atlantis, Check, Please!

I also read SW: The Force Awakens, Sherlock, Supernatural, Stargate, all flavors of Star Trek, Inception, and Merlin (mostly AUs).

Feel free to rec anything else you think I might like, regardless of fandom.

Thanks!

American Gods 1.04.

May. 22nd, 2017 02:29 pm
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[personal profile] selenak
In which it becomes apparant why Bryan Fuller delayed a certain reveal as much as he did.

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fiber monday

May. 21st, 2017 08:00 pm
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Status: Tidblad for MIL is nearly at midpoint. ___Sand has two completed sleeves and the right shoulder width!! Body is paused for a break near 70% to let my finger heal: half-cotton yarn and a tendency to push the working needle back through = callus, stress-burst skin, and a bit of a bruise beneath them. Oops.

Having attempted to sew exactly zero of the patterns for tops that I've eyed since two years ago, I've renewed contemplation of knitting some: not cardigans but the layer beneath, as complement to the few cotton buttondowns left from grad-school teaching, the few linen buttondowns bought since (pricier), and the usually plain T-shirts to which I still default.

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It's fine to have more ideas than time: beats boredom.

Still drawing occasionally

May. 21st, 2017 02:36 pm
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[personal profile] marinarusalka
Here are a couple of pieces I did for my art class, combination of Prismacolor pencils and pastels.

Click for larger images.



Update on Me

May. 21st, 2017 12:26 pm
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I am still waiting on my pre-ordered copy of Megan Whalen Turner's Thick as Thieves. *taps foot*

Otherwise, Elderly Cat is being kept at the vet for a day or so to get fluids but is not in imminent danger; roomie (owner of the cat) is back early Wednesday, and Usual Catsitter is taking care of the cat issues in the interim, so I won't be going crazy trying to deal with that when I leave for WisCon early Thursday. As in, getting up at 4:00 AM for my flight.

I am mostly packed for WisCon, at least I have stacked stuff in the suitcase, checked over my toiletries, etc.. Today I need to check the weather forecast for Madison, to make sure I've chosen appropriate clothing. Other than that, I need to call for a taxi that morning, get cash, and write down some panel notes.

Bestie is coping okay with her mom's death for the nonce, while planning a memorial service her mom would have really enjoyed. I will miss it, since I'll be at WisCon, but I've been helping her out with various things this week, and that's plenty of closure for me. Plus, I'll be there when it's all over and her sibs have gone home, which is going to be a harder time, I predict.

The three days of dayjob before I leave are going to be packed, as we are starting our fiscal year closing process.

The Adorable Tots are back this evening and I am going to squeeze them like an anaconda.

Doctor Who 10.06

May. 21st, 2017 04:14 pm
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[personal profile] selenak
I've found a Bill icon!

Spoilers get existential )

some things

May. 20th, 2017 09:15 pm
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* If pre-Bronze Age mitteleuropäisch archaeology interests you (the chunk preceding what's sometimes called Hallstatt culture), check out http://bellbeakerblogger.blogspot.com/

* Osugi Ren, a solid character-actor who seems to work regularly, plays the eponymous father in a new jdrama called Final Fantasy XIV: Hikari no otōsan (father of light). Summary: Ren's character takes slightly early retirement after a work-focused life, and he and his son bond while playing FF14.

I would like to know who or what has jumped a shark here, but not enough to try to watch the show.

* [personal profile] skygiants has pointed out that I Hear Your Voice seems to have a subtext of Ace Attorney characters and lines. Reading recaps for the first two hours' worth of Suspicious Partner (now broken into four eps instead of two due to the introduction of midpoint commercial breaks), I wonder---it seems to have a similar evocation.

* I'm convincing myself slowly to pick up Persona 4 again, this time to finish it. The game's internal calendar follows the (Japanese) school year; I've played from April through sometime in fall on a PS2, then restarted (P4Golden) on a Vita and played from April till a bit shy of December break. Both saved games remain available, but I'm much more likely to use a Vita during summertime than an old-style, extra heat-generating PS3---which also makes P4G more attractive than the recently released Persona 5.

* If I do resume P4G, I'll continue not watching tv. :P Kinkyū torishirabeshitsu S2 is emerging; Star Trek: Discovery---which partner seems to want to watch more than I do---doesn't start till the fall. Or perhaps I'll keep playing Bonza National Geographic, a word game plus occasional jigsaw puzzle for smartphones, and reading syndicated feeds. I'd rather regain a tolerance for reading books. I have a book post for Wed, actually, after writing briefly about a book read more than a month ago, but it's the very last queued post. *whistles*

* Still sort of coughing---noticeably less even than last week. Zeno's paradox lives. Let's see how I do with three nights of single parenting before I declare the pneumonia gone.

Black Sails recs

May. 20th, 2017 08:13 pm
selenak: (Max by Misbegotten)
[personal profile] selenak
Both have spoilers for all four seasons.

A place of our own: Anne heals and adjusts to the new world, post show. Great Anne Bonny exploration, and her relationships with both Max and Jack are well presented.



Letters of Marque: brief messages written between Thomas, Miranda and James at different points of their lives. Short and heartbreaking.

Room-share?

May. 20th, 2017 10:43 am
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[personal profile] brownbetty posting in [community profile] wiscon
I know this is a last-minute shot in the dark, but I'm looking for a room-share. I'm a female introvert whose hobbies are reading and knitting, and fandoms are Yuuri on Ice!!! and SF. I'm willing to pay 1/people in room of cost if you have a place for me.

A DIY hair color question

May. 20th, 2017 09:42 am
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[personal profile] ellen_fremedon
Hey all! I'm dying my hair green tonight or tomorrow. The only green at Ulta was Splat Deep Emerald, which is a bluer green than I wanted, so I also picked up the yellowest blonde in the store, which was L'Oreal Superior Preference 8G. This is considered one of their non-bleaching colors but still contains some hydrogen peroxide.

I've never used a dye that contained bleach before. The Splat comes with a separate bleach product for stripping the hair, but it's meant to be applied and rinsed out before the dye goes on.

I have bronze-ish light brown hair--golder than mouse, but about the same saturation and lightness. If I want to use the L'Oreal blonde to change the hue of the Splat green, should I still do the separate bleaching stage, and then apply both colors after? Apply the blonde dye first and the green over that? Or mix them and apply them together with no pre-bleaching? I don't want to overbleach my hair, but I'm worried that the bleach in the L'Oreal on its own won't strip my hair enough for the green to take.
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It's SF/F convention season again, and once more we are all presented with the conundrum --

Do I hug this person hello and goodbye, or not?

Social hugging! It's a thing! Yet, it is MOST DEFINITELY NOT A THING for a lot of people.

Here is how I, personally, navigate these situations. While this may not work perfectly for you, feel free to modify it for your own use.

If I want to hug a person hello or goodbye, I say to them, "Do we hug?" (Or, "do we hug hello?" etc.)

If they say "Yes, we hug!" then we do, indeed, hug.

If they say *anything else*, I back off and we do not hug.

If someone says to me, "do we hug?" and I *want* to, I say "yes, we hug!" and there is a hug.

If I do not want to hug this person at this moment, I say one of the following things, or something similar:

I don't recall us hugging
I'm not much of a hugger
I don't think we hug
Now's not a great time
Not that I know of

If the other person does not understand the soft no and moves in, I take a step back and say:

No thank you
Now now
I meant no

If my hug offer is rejected, I move into the next part of the conversation "It's great to see you! How have you been?" or "I'm so glad we talked, when's your next panel?" or something similar. If I have just rejected someone else's hug offer, same script. No apologies, no talking about feelings or misunderstandings, just move into the next phase of the social interaction.

I, personally, do not enjoy finding out later that I have made someone uncomfortable with my actions. I prefer clear communication BEFORE social hugging to try to avoid awkwardness afterwards. YMMV!

The Americans 5.11.

May. 19th, 2017 01:31 pm
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[personal profile] selenak
Watching a show about Russian spies set in the 80s is increasingly weird when contrasted with the current day reality. If only the KGB had known back then how incredibly easy it is to get the entire Republican party to do their bidding…

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Catching up on The Magicians

May. 18th, 2017 08:44 pm
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[personal profile] killabeez
(doesn't even bother to cut since no one cares about spoilers for this show)

...then thinks better of it, just in case. )

Do I dare watch the SPN two-parter? I'm not sure. But I've reached a level of general life stress where I'm literally incapable of doing anything but watch escapist television, so, maybe.
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The retirement story!



A Year In Toussaint (30737 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Wiedźmin | The Witcher (Video Game)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Geralt of Rivia/Emhyr var Emreis
Characters: Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia, Emhyr var Emreis, Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, Barnabas-Basil Foulty, Anna Henrietta, Sir Palmerin, Iocaste
Additional Tags: Retirement, Toussaint - Freeform, Wine, Corvo Bianco
Series: Part 6 of Witcher works
Summary:

Geralt had no damn idea what to do with a vineyard when Anna Henrietta gave him Corvo Bianco, but he figured it couldn’t be that bad.

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