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March 26th, 2017 09:23 pm - Fitbit goal check
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March 26th, 2017 04:24 pm - Threshold #1

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March 26th, 2017 01:19 pm - » icons / colleen wing & (eventually) claire temple

80+ (ongoing) IRON FIST HERE.


March 26th, 2017 08:11 pm - More nomination questions!
A question was raised about the exact meaning of the tropes "Conflicting Soulmates" and "Conflicting Soulbonds". When I approved these nominations, I assumed they meant "Your soulmate's soulmate isn't you" and "Your soulbond is soulbonded to someone who isn't you", but it was brought to my attention that these tropes could also mean that you and your soulmate/soulbond have conflicting goals, or fight with each other. Could the nominator speak up and clarify which meaning they meant?

(On that note, I've just approved the nomination "Soulmates Aren't Always Mutual", which is probably a more clear way of describing what I thought the former trope's name meant.)

The following issues remain from the last post I made:

- There remains one nomination for "Red String of Fate". Nominator, if you want this to be a soulbond trope, please modify your nomination to clarify that. If you nominated it as a soulmate trope, I've already approved "Soulmate AU: Red String of Fate", so you can clear that trope from your nominations if there's something else you'd like to nominate in its place.

- To the nominator of "Defying Fate", please modify your nomination to be more clear about what you're interested in here. Also, please specify whether you're nominating it as a soulmate or soulbond trope.

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March 26th, 2017 08:56 pm - endweekend
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March 26th, 2017 07:00 pm - Roundup: The Most Popular Stories Of The Week

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Shake off the week of bad customers… with even more bad customers! Find for your reading pleasure below, a roundup of the most popular stories of the last week (March 20th – March 26th 2017)!

See more roundups here! Don’t forget to check out this week’s comic! You can also check out this week’s episode of our show!

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March 26th, 2017 07:00 pm - Wish You Could Give Them A Cold Shower

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Truck Stop | ON, Canada

(I am working as a supervisor at a truck stop that has shower facilities available for travelers and truck drivers for a small fee. If truck drivers purchase a certain amount of fuel then they’re be entitled to a free shower. I am paged over to the counter where I find a man and woman, visibly upset, yelling at the cashier.)

Me: “Hi, I’m the supervisor. Is there something I can help you with?”

Male Customer: “Yeah, this idiot won’t give me a free f****** shower! This is ridiculous! I bought enough fuel so I should get a free f****** shower!”

Female Customer: “She’s so stupid! Why won’t she just give us the free shower?! We bought gas!”

Me: “I’m sure I can sort this out; can I just see your receipt for the fuel?”

(When he hands me the receipt I notice that it is for a different truck stop.)

Me: “Sir, this is for [Other Truck Stop]. Had you purchased the fuel from us, or even one of our other locations we could give you a free shower, but not from our competitors.”

(At this point the woman’s face goes slack and she starts backing up towards the door, obviously realizing the mistake.)

Male Customer: “It doesn’t f****** matter! I got fuel so you have to give me a shower! I get a free shower as long as I fuel up!”

Me: “Sir, it’s like filling up your [Burger Chain #1] card and then trying to redeem it at [Burger Chain #2]. We don’t reward people for giving business to other companies.”

Male Customer: “This is f****** bull-s***! I’m gonna tell everyone I know to not stop here anymore! It shouldn’t matter where I get fuel; you still have to give me a shower!”

(He continued in the same vein as he walked out the door, his girlfriend having left some time before.)

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March 26th, 2017 10:57 pm - So, I have news.
I realized that I tweeted about this but didn't post it anywhere else yet, so:

I'm going to be published in Capricious's gender diverse pronouns issue.

*throws confetti*

Current Music:: Lily Allen


March 26th, 2017 12:45 pm - Not a month for meeting goals
Was I really going to post three times a week this month? So much for that. I'm really behind on writing other things, too. I took a brief business trip this week (to a meeting in Southern California), but that's no real excuse since I was back to my hotel room every night before nine. Then again the trip was fairly draining, especially since my flight home got in four hours late.

We did start Mass Effect: Andromeda yesterday and are still on the first set of missions (what feels like the tutorial level). Started with f!Ryder, of course. I feel like it's too soon to have an opinion, really, but it's got promise anyway. There's some housework and chores to finish first, and I have evening plans, but I hope we get a little more in this afternoon. I'll probably be taking a semi-hiatus from Tumblr for the duration; we'll see.

Otherwise not much to say really. We're going to DC and New York for a week next month, so I'm looking forward to that. I hope you are all well!

Current Mood:: [mood icon] lazy


March 26th, 2017 12:32 pm - MOOyah!
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March 26th, 2017 07:21 pm - Culinary

Friday night supper: Gujerati khicchari.

Saturday breakfast rolls: the adaptable soft rolls: 2:2:1 strong white/wholemeal/dark rye flour, maple sugar, sour cherries.

Today's lunch: the gratin provencale thing, with sweet potatoes (I grossly overestimated the quantity of sweet potato I would need) and tapenade: with okra roasted in pumpkin seed oil and splashed with raspberry vinegar, cos lettuce dressed with lime juice, avocado oil, salt and pepper, and padron peppers.

Bread: Len Deighton's Mixed Wholemeal loaf from the Sunday Times Book of Bread: 3:1:1 wholemeal/strong white flour/mixture of medium oatmeal, medium cornmeal and bran, a little molasses, a dash of oil - v tasty.


March 26th, 2017 02:54 pm - DC was fun (but hurt my feet)
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March 26th, 2017 12:04 pm - Late March garden update
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March 26th, 2017 01:46 pm - Fire Force

From the creator of Soul Eater.

The first chapter is available to read in its entirety for free on Kodansha's website, but here's a look at most of it here if you can't look at their reader.

Also, warning for violence.

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March 26th, 2017 02:51 pm - Race report: Half marathon
I wrote up a short race report over at my journal, if anyone is interested.


March 26th, 2017 01:51 pm - RexSoka Reunion
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March 26th, 2017 02:46 pm - Meme from Moetushie
Fic meme!

Pick a fic, ask a question.

Works on AO3 (or if you remember stuff I've written, 'the one with. . .' is fine)

1: What inspired you to write the fic this way?
2: What scene did you first put down?
3: What’s your favorite line of narration?
4: What’s your favorite line of dialogue?
5: What part was hardest to write?
6: What makes this fic special or different from all your other fics?
7: Where did the title come from?
8: Did any real people or events inspire any part of it?
9: Were there any alternate versions of this fic?
10: Why did you choose this pairing for this particular story?
11: What do you like best about this fic?
12: What do you like least about this fic?
13: What music did you listen to, if any, to get in the mood for writing this story? Or if you didn’t listen to anything, what do you think readers should listen to to accompany us while reading?
14: Is there anything you wanted readers to learn from reading this fic?
15: What did you learn from writing this fic?

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March 26th, 2017 11:20 am - even more iron man story!
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March 26th, 2017 10:48 am - Rodin and Heinlein
A long time ago (more than 45 years) I read a book I was really too young to appreciate. It was Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, and while I rejected some of it, a lot of it stuck with me and along with other books influenced how I perceived life and social interactions, and how I formed a theory of what life was and what my life should be. One passage in particular that has stuck with me was about a sculpture by Rodin. That sculpture isn't named in the book, but it is described as a caryatid who has been pushed down by the weight of the rock she is supporting, and as a metaphor for the human condition: for a parent dying of cancer but staying at work long enough to ensure the family's stability, a first responder rushing toward danger instead of away, every human being who works on despite defeat. For many reasons I identified strongly with this passage.

Yesterday my son and I went to a touring show of Rodin's work at the art museum. I've actually seen a lot of Rodin; the Maryhill Museum is an easy day trip from here and has one of the largest collections of Rodin outside of Paris. There are castings of the Thinker and other major works, plus plaster studies and watercolors. But this touring show has pieces I've only read about. So we walked through the doors and there on the left, slightly larger than life-size, was the caryatid.

The caryatid I've read about so many times and only imagined: I never searched for a photograph because I wanted to preserve my initial reaction to reading about it, and then to someday experience it with my own eyes, walking around and examining details. I didn't know it was part of this exhibit! I was startled and suddenly my eyes welled up. My son asked what was wrong, and I tried to explain. Eventually we noticed that all the art was identified by a plaque on the nearest wall: not on the display stands, not on the floor, no looking down-there at approximate eye level was a plaque about each sculpture.

But this one had two plaques! It was the only piece that did. It had a second plaque explaining the Heinlein and quoting the paragraphs from Stranger, so I had my son read it and we shared the experience. And everyone who goes to see the famous sculptures has a chance to learn something that I thought I shared only with other readers and fans of Heinlein's work.



March 26th, 2017 10:02 am - Signups are closed!
SSR Confidential signups are now closed! If you have a letter, please make sure it is finished and unlocked. I'll start working on signup matching this afternoon, hoping to have them out on Monday.


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