weekend adventure pic

Jul. 26th, 2017 08:33 am
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Did I walk all the way to the opposite side of the forest because the trail map showed there was a long bridge there? Yes, yes I did. And it did not disappoint!

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Since I started maining a monk

Jul. 25th, 2017 05:20 pm
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I really want this shirt (Amazon link). Only not with what is obviously a warrior tank, because my main is a brewmaster and proud of it.

How hard do we think it would be for me to bribe [personal profile] darthneko into designing me an appropriately Pandaren shirt for my birthday?

(Someday, I will get up the nerve to try tanking in a group, instead of swapping to windwalker in raids and dungeons. Because I like being able to take a hit - I really love the stagger/purify mechanic brewmasters have - and also, having a healer glued to my ass makes me feel like a GOD. A GOD I SAY. Sadly, I fear messing up mechanics and causing a group wipe.)

I need an icon of my tank looking tanky.

100% approved

Jul. 25th, 2017 06:17 am
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Yesterday, I was one of the day’s lucky ten thousand: I learned that the internet has a cat!

Purrli, aka “The Internet has a Cat!” is a purr generator. Yep. And it’s amazing.

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Sign-up period EXTENDED!

Jul. 24th, 2017 04:50 pm
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[personal profile] weasleytook posting in [community profile] crossovering
We understand that sign-ups are complex (particularly in this exchange) and many participants have more time to complete a sign-up on the weekend. Because of that, we have decided to extend sign-ups through the weekend. 

So with that in mind, your new sign-up deadline is: Sunday, July 30 at 12 (noon) p.m. PDT. (
Countdown here!)

We still plan on sending out assignments on the 30th, as planned. However, if matching proves difficult, we will adjust the schedule accordingly. Everyone will still get the 2 month window to create their assignments, even if we have to shift dates a little.

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It's Pride and Prejudice and DRAGONS

Jul. 24th, 2017 12:48 pm
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I'm not generally a big fan of the Jane Austen fanfic genre that's emerged since Pride and Prejudice and Zombies came out, but this...THIS I MUST OWN. Heartstone by Elle Katharine White. (Amazon link)

wait, what?

Jul. 24th, 2017 07:26 am
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Two wonderful retirees that I met last summer invited me to join them on a two-day hiking trip this September. ‘Great!’ I said. ‘Sign me up!’

Last Friday I got a copy of their planned itinerary, and I nearly called the whole thing off. I suspect these two may actually be superhuman, because I need to up my training game if I’m going to keep up on this thing.

I mean, on the one hand, it’s going to be embarrassing for me if I’m slowing us down. On the other hand, that is some serious Life Goals right there. I hope that’s me in 40 years!

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4 days left!

Jul. 23rd, 2017 03:06 pm
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Hey, guys! Signups close in a little under 4 days @ 11:55 PM PDT on Thursday, July 27. Here's a countdown.

Signups are now closing at 12:00 PM PDT on Sunday, July 30th.

As a reminder, if you choose more than 2 fandoms for a single request/offer, you can match on any combination of those fandoms. We strongly encourage you to spread out your prompts and other optional details across all those possible combinations. We've seen a few signups with holes in those areas.

We also wanted to remind everyone that you can choose only 2 fandoms per request/offer. So if you'd like to see Pacific Rim crossed with Alias OR Stranger Things, but you aren't interested in a crossover between Alias and Stranger Things, you should put Pacific Rim/Alias in one request and Pacific Rim/Stranger Things in another request.

All of that said, optional details are ultimately a courtesy to your artist or author. We strongly encourage the use of optional details/prompts, particularly in an exchange like this one, but we can't force you to use them. If you choose not to leave optional details for a particular crossover match, your artist or author will be free to create whatever they want, so long as they mind your DNWs.

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    1) legs up a tree
    2) wind chimes
    3) jumping rope

    summer check-in

    Jul. 23rd, 2017 06:54 am
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    1. Summer foods consumed: popsicles, ice cream, hot dogs, food truck bbq: check!

    1a. Summer foods yet to be consumed: maybe some kind of iced coffee drink?

    2. Summer plants: still alive!

    2a. Summer plants admission: I’ve actually swapped out two of the originals for coleus cuttings.

    3. Summer activities: just did a fun google search on the difference between walking and hiking, and there are some strong opinions out there. Anyway, some of that.

    3a. Summer activities yet to come: Eclipse!2017, heck yeah!

    4. Summer hours at work: a dumb idea, but does give us something new to talk about.

    4a. Summer work event to come: the company-wide meeting with food and “team-building activities.” This year’s theme is “Survivor.” Foreshadowing, or just poor planning?

    5. Summer weather: it sure is summer out there!

    5a. Summer weather update: the weather at this exact moment is actually amazingly nice; kudos to you, nature!

    Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.


    Jul. 23rd, 2017 01:58 am
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    I sure picked a good day to join this fandom. So much dramaaaaaaaa.

    Also, I installed a thingy to blacklist tags on AO3, and it is great. Except now literally entire pages are hidden, which... you know, kind of depressing.
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    I was very surprised to level up in Habitica today and see my own image flashed at me... as a sea star. I thought... that doesn't seem right? I remembered one of the frequently asked questions on the Habitica wiki is "Why is my character suddenly a starfish?" but since I wasn't at the time I saw it, I didn't read it.

    Before I went back to read it today, I checked party chat, and lo! [personal profile] wispfox claims responsibility for this delight!

    So I have prepared what I believe to be an appropriate response:


    Jul. 22nd, 2017 06:40 pm
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    I have caught up on Supergirl and backread through like twenty pages of fic only to discover that none of them are what I want*, so I guess I'm going to handwave a couple of people back to life for the drama, learn how to write Cat Grant's voice even though I will be terrible at this because she is my favorite, maybe write Maggie's backstory or something about J'onn... oh, and I guess Jeremiah is still out there somewhere doing... whatever. I don't know, I have a lot of ideas.

    I tend to do better with characters than with plot so some of this might be a total disaster, buuuuuuuut I think I am better than I used to be at reigning in some of my more ridiculous tendencies. (I mean, not all of them. But some of them.)

    *They are not, like, Things That Offend Me. Just, overwhelmingly, Things I Do Not Ship, mixed in with a few things that I do ship with summaries that aren't catching me. Although I did find one Lena and Winn friendship story that I like so far, and there are a few Alex and Kara stories that look promising too.

    kings of con

    Jul. 22nd, 2017 01:13 pm
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    Rich: "I'm disappointed in all of you. It's Halloween, and Osric is the only one wearing a costume."
    Osric: "I'm not wearing a costume."
    Rich: "You're wearing a dress and you have a piece of fruit on your head."
    Osric: "You're so old."

    photos, weekly rec

    Jul. 22nd, 2017 12:36 pm
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    I'm still waiting for my photobucket links to break with a kind of fascination of watching a crash in slow mo. I pretty much only use photobucket for fanish stuff, and that sparingly since I don't do a lot of art, mostly banners and things these days. I haven't lost access to my account yet.

    But really that had me browsing through pictures on my phone recently since that's my main camera for recording my life, and it's kind of hilariously made up of two things for the past few months: bread in various stages and animals that my cat has killed and brought to the door. Which is even more hilarious when you know that my 1st grade science project was titled "Animals that my cats catch." So yeah.

    Anyway. I'm making regular loaf bread today from the Joy of Cooking, and tomorrow I'm going to do Casatiello, which is an enriched Italian bread that has chunks of cheese and salami in it. I haven't gone grocery shopping for the extra ingredients yet, which is why it's waiting till tomorrow.

    Been working on my Teen Wolf fic this week. I'm kind of feeling like I want to clear off what's ongoing before starting something really new. I'm still messing with Dragon Age short fic, but I don't really have a direction for a lot of that, though I'm thinking I might once I get to some mysterious critical mass.

    Still been reading a lot of Dragon Age fic. This week's rec is
    Haven (256723 words) by SageFic
    Rating: Mature
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Cullen Rutherford/Female Mage Trevelyan
    Summary: Kate Trevelyan, mage and earnest, genteel nerd, travels to the Conclave with Colleen Lavellen, an ex-Dalish-turned-librarian, and Robert Trevelyan, her charming smuggler cousin. But when the Divine's peace talks explode, Robert falls in with bad company, Coll finds herself chasing mercs, and Kate becomes...the Herald of Andraste? Sort of. Kate has absolutely NO idea what she’s doing, and her growing attraction to a certain former templar isn’t helping.

    Why I love it: This covers just the time in Haven starting a little before the game with some really great character work throughout. Basically I love this story for the conversations you get between characters. It delves into the mage-templar conflict, and really sets up a nice discussion between mage!Trevelyan and Cullen about Kirkwall that is really well done and not seen very often. Early scenes include Divine Justinia, and there's a lot of good daily life included. It diverges enough from gameplay to keep it interesting. I'm not a huge fan of the Lavellen or male!Traveleyan characters that are included, or the epistolary chapters, but over all it's good.

    baffled by time

    Jul. 22nd, 2017 06:52 am
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    I’m at that point of the month when I’m startled *both* by how much of it has already passed and how much is left. It’s the 22nd! But there’s still more than a whole week to go!

    (Part of it is the weekends, I think. July has five full weekends, which hasn’t happened since April and won’t happen again till December, and it makes the month feel extra long.)

    Anyway, it’s weekend #4, so I guess I should figure out what I’m doing with it!

    Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

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    1) signing up for fall races
    2) scrapbooking
    3) Mimi riding in her stroller


    Jul. 21st, 2017 11:33 am
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    My reaction to literally every trailer I've seen is, "Why is Medusa wearing an ugly purple dress and a bad Party City wig?"

    fic rec Friday

    Jul. 21st, 2017 06:11 am
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    Because sometimes I just want to read about the Rogue One crew all being okay and teaming up to rescue Jyn’s daughter.

    Baby, You Need To Come Home, by aewgliriel

    “I’m sorry I stole your blaster.”

    He let out a pained half-laugh. “Which time?”

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    1) sleeping in a hammock
    2) watching kings of con
    3) clif kid z bars