Daily Happiness

Sunday, 17 February 2019 11:55 pm
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[personal profile] torachan
1. I had to go in to work today just for a little bit to do my ordering but I made sure to go right after I woke up, so I was able to get most of it done before the store opened and was done before 9:30. I think I was there maybe forty-five minutes overall.

2. Alexander came over today and the three of us went to see the Lego Movie 2, which was really cute. Looks like there's a game for it coming out later this month. I haven't played a Lego game in a few years but I might have to buy it. (I did play a bit of the first Lego Movie game and I think that was the last one I played.)

3. I played some more Octopath Traveler today and finished what I think was the last sidequest dungeon and the Warbringer shrine. Tomorrow I'm going to play Therion's final chapter.

4. Cutie kitties looking out the window together!

[personal profile] sovay has a way with words

Monday, 18 February 2019 07:28 am
rydra_wong: The display board of a train reads "this train is fucked". (this train is fucked)
[personal profile] rydra_wong posting in [community profile] metaquotes
I believe we were on Walnut Street over the commuter rail tracks when Rob said something about our government and I said, "Yeah, well, Mitch McConnell ripped his own spine out from between his shoulder blades three years ago and laid it at the feet of the neo-Nazis to use as a bridge, so I don't really care what he thinks."

Context is fuelled by barbecued meats and tiki drinks.

Reblog: Pagan terminology for nonPagan writers

Sunday, 17 February 2019 10:03 pm
elf: Smiling South Park-style witch with big blue floppy hat and inverted pentacle (Witchy)
[personal profile] elf
Originally posted at [community profile] writing_religion almost ten years ago. (Link.) I keep going looking for it in my blog and realizing it's not here.


I've been annoyed at the lack of information about Paganism for people who aren't planning on joining a Pagan religion. Almost all of the Pagan information websites are aimed at either new members of Pagan religions (most commonly Wicca), or are apologetics trying to explain why Paganism isn't evil and shouldn’t be discriminated against. Neither of those approaches is much use for someone wanting to know about one or more types of Paganism. They're especially not useful for authors who may want to write good Pagan characters or situations, but haven't any idea where to start looking for accurate information. (This doesn't go into that, but it does try to indicate which topics would need what kind of research, depending on the writing goals.)

Disclaimer: I'm only one person, and this is only one list. (Set of lists. Whatever.) This is no doubt biased by my experiences and beliefs, and is necessarily incomplete, because "complete" involves a monograph on each term, plus probably a couple of videos and maybe a stack of original source texts. Please take this as a starting point for research, rather than a definitive source. I've deliberately been vague in spots to encourage that. I've also left out a number of terms that are mostly used by only one tradition/sect/type of Pagans, except for some Wiccan terms that are so commonly-used they needed a mention.

Every one of these terms has been the subject of debate and controversy; with a bit of time, I could probably scrounge up a link to an online screaming match about the exact meaning of every one of these terms. (So when I say a term is "controversial?" That means the average never-heard-it-before person could Google for those controversies. Nonpagans are not likely to be able to find the debates on the differences between a "stang" and a "staff.")
PEOPLE )
CONCEPTS )
ACTIVITIES )
OBJECTS )
DEITIES )
WRITING DETAILS )
LISTS )

Guardian: fanfic: The Cat is a Liar

Sunday, 17 February 2019 09:14 pm
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[personal profile] teaotter posting in [community profile] fan_flashworks
Title: The Cat is a Liar
Fandom: Guardian
Words: ~500
Content notes: flashfic, abrupt ending, pining; takes place more or less during Episode 11

Summary: "Either get over him or go talk to him; doesn't matter to me which," Da Qing says. "But you've got to take better care of me."



Notes: I am incredibly nervous about this one. It was supposed to be a drabble but got away from me; it really ought to have another thousand words, but I don't have the time to write it before the end of this round. And I'm still figuring out how names go in this fandom... So.

Also for the prompt: The Lost Hour on my bingo card. Also also, the title comes from a recent social media post about cats who howl to be let into places they don't actually live.

Read more... )

Once Upon a Fic Letter 2019

Sunday, 17 February 2019 08:39 pm
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[personal profile] acequeenking
Dearest mythographer,

It was a tale as old as time, and yet, still, it was unfinished... (I'm working on it!)  

Fun Things in the Iliad

Sunday, 17 February 2019 08:08 pm
acequeenking: Persephone - Dante Gabriel Rosetti (Default)
[personal profile] acequeenking
I've been re-reading the Iliad for [community profile] classiclitclub , and man, there are so many delightful little asides between the Gods that I'd forgotten about. And listen, they are all so delightful I'm gonna share because otherwise, I'll forget:
Hades is a buff man but not a happy one, Hera reminds Zeus who's really in charge, Hephaustus isn't paid enough to be the family therapist, Ares is only what he was made to be and yet somehow for Zeus that is not enough, and Persephone is so bored )

Are you kidding me with this?

Sunday, 17 February 2019 06:04 pm
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[personal profile] kari_izumi posting in [community profile] fanficrants
Dear Every Single Person On This Reblog Chain (since OP will have hidden my post by the time I posted this):
How are we still doing this about  )

It cost $0 to close a browser and find something else to read and treat people with respect.

No love,
Me

(no subject)

Sunday, 17 February 2019 08:06 pm
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
[personal profile] melannen
Finally re-made my bed today!

Weight of the 'anti-anxiety' weighted blankets they are now selling in local stores for people my size : 12 lbs
Total weight of my usual winter bedding (flannel sheet, 2 fleece throws, hand-made vintage quilt, Southwestern-style woven cotton blanket or doubled woven wool blanket) : 11.8 lbs.

...oh.

Well, there's another thing to go on the list of "what do you mean, coping mechanism for non-neurotypical people? That's just how we've always done it here!"


Also went to the thrift store for the half-off sale. Bought:
-sealing wax
-mini basketweaving kit
-beading wire
-necklace clasps
-2 yd plaid flannel
-2 small blank sketchbooks
-hedgehog kitchen timer
-steampunk aviator goggles
-'popcorn rocks'
-pack of vintage Crayola
-2 8-oz Coke glasses
-handheld electric bubble maker
-pad of watercolor & charcoal paper
-15 books.

....I need to be kept away from thrift store.

weekly roundup

Sunday, 17 February 2019 05:12 pm
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[personal profile] snickfic posting in [community profile] mcu_cosmic
Your friendly neighborhood mod is a little behind schedule this week, but here is your belated weekly roundup! Notice there are TWO discussion posts in here - come share your thoughts!

GotG news
Discussion post: We Are Baby Groot by [personal profile] lynnenne
AO3 cosmic MCU roundup
MCU kinkmeme prompts (with links to other MCU kinkmemes also)
Discussion post: discussion of spoilers for the Loki series and other upcoming series

(no subject)

Sunday, 17 February 2019 07:41 pm
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[personal profile] the_rck
Scott wants me to watch The Dragon Prince, so we sat down and watched the first season together. I enjoyed it, but it really, really underlined that I need glasses that will accommodate five minutes of looking at the TV then two minutes of looking at my laptop with glances at the TV.

I can't always read captioning without my distance glasses. How much of a problem that is varies from show to show, but I also lose details of acting and sets and such without glasses. I don't like to watch streaming things on my laptop because doing that means I can't do the other things I would like to do with the laptop. Watching on my phone isn't ever going to work because the screen is too damned small (which is also why I don't read long things on my phone).

I tried today bra-free, and it was less uncomfortable than wearing a bra was yesterday or any time in the past week. I'm going to see if it's okay going forward. Mainly, I think that, if I do it, I'll need to do the lymphatic massage on the post-surgery breast several times a day. Wearing a bra decreases that need, and lying down in order to do it is a PITA, but I'd much rather do that than deal with the constant discomfort.

There's no school tomorrow, so Cordelia and I get another day to sleep in. I'm not sure how we'll adjust to consecutive school days being a thing that happens this week. At least, I assume it will happen.

[ SECRET POST #4427 ]

Sunday, 17 February 2019 03:36 pm
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[personal profile] case posting in [community profile] fandomsecrets

⌈ Secret Post #4427 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 03 pages, 51 secrets from Secret Submission Post #634.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

[#007] Perfect Plan (Horizon: Zero Dawn)

Sunday, 17 February 2019 12:51 pm
sunspot: two squids who are sweet on each other (squids in love)
[personal profile] sunspot posting in [community profile] fandomweekly
Theme Prompt: 007 - Travel Plans
Title: Perfect Plan
Fandom: Horizon: Zero Dawn
Rating/Warnings: none
Bonus: Yes
Word Count: 657
Summary: In their hurry to leave the Embrace to find Sona, Vala and Aloy forgot to come up with a plan.

life is what happens when you're busy almost being murdered repeatedly by robots )

Guardian: fanfiction: make up for my regrets

Monday, 18 February 2019 08:51 am
china_shop: Close-up of Zhao Yunlan grinning (Default)
[personal profile] china_shop posting in [community profile] fan_flashworks
Title: make up for my regrets
Fandom: Guardian
Rating: G
Length: ~2800 words
Notes: unacknowledged Zhang Shi/Zhao Xinci feelings, background Shen Wei/Zhao Yunlan. MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE ENDING. Also for the prompts Disaster (FFW bingo) and Accidentally Married (crack bingo). Many thanks to [personal profile] trobadora for beta. <3 <3 <3 Angst.
Summary: Zhang Shi takes stock of his new life.

make up for my regrets )

*GRUMBLE*

Sunday, 17 February 2019 08:27 pm
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[personal profile] pauamma posting in [community profile] capslock_dreamwidth
I SEEM TO HAVE EARWORMED MYSELF WITH A PHRASE THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING BY KURT WEILL, MAYBE FROM DER JASAGER, BUT I CAN'T IDENTIFY IT WITH ANY CERTAINTY.