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August 24th, 2017 08:12 am - En Route.

Posted by Brian Ashcraft

En Route. Kyoto, Japan. By Vincent Maggio.

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August 23rd, 2017 11:38 pm - Demons from Rodney's Past Return

Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/GreyGamin/pseuds/GreyGamin">GreyGamin</a>

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A tale of an EPIC LOVE. Dark romance, angst, and way too much homoerotic tension. And sex. But also lots of plot. Oh, and a happy ending.

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These stories are all parts of a continuous saga which takes place over the 5 seasons of the series and many years beyond. There are many moods, genres, and eras to it, making it the sections work well as independent stories. Still, it was written with an overarching and interweaving story arc -one which is best realized by reading the stories in sequence.
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Words: 3191, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 4 of 48,000 Years


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August 23rd, 2017 08:19 pm - And Tell Me Everything Is Gonna Be Alright

Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/NeverAndAlways/pseuds/NeverAndAlways">NeverAndAlways</a>

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You guys have been so sweet with all the awesome comments on 'I Love You, I Know' that I had to write you a little extra drabble as a thank-you. Enjoy :)

Words: 1419, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English


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[oneill]
August 24th, 2017 01:15 am - Wednesday: Undying
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August 24th, 2017 12:00 am - gravid: Dictionary.com Word of the Day
gravid: pregnant.

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August 24th, 2017 12:00 am - Unshelved on Thursday, August 24, 2017

Posted by Bill Barnes

Liven up your next conference, staff day, or event with Unshelved!



Unshelved comic strip for 8/24/2017

link to this strip | tweet this | share on facebook | email us

This classic Unshelved strip originally appeared on May 19, 2006.


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awesomeers
[nanila]
August 24th, 2017 08:05 am - Just One Thing (24 August 2017)
It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.

Go!

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August 23rd, 2017 11:33 pm - We're Actually... We're Quite close

Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/GreyGamin/pseuds/GreyGamin">GreyGamin</a>

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A tale of an EPIC LOVE. Dark romance, angst, and way too much homoerotic tension. And sex. But also lots of plot. Oh, and a happy ending.

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These stories are all parts of a continuous saga which takes place over the 5 seasons of the series and many years beyond. There are many moods, genres, and eras to it, making it the sections work well as independent stories. Still, it was written with an overarching and interweaving story arc -one which is best realized by reading the stories in sequence.
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Words: 17954, Chapters: 7/7, Language: English

Series: Part 3 of 48,000 Years


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August 24th, 2017 05:05 am - The End of Summer, and Other Things

Posted by John Scalzi

Here’s a picture of Athena on the last day of summer. The next day (today, as I’m writing this after midnight) we bundle her and much of her belongings into the minivan and head down to Oxford, Ohio, where Athena begins her time at Miami University. We’ll drop her off, help her get situated, and then drive away, to come home to a house that for the first time ever will not have her in it on a regular basis. It’s a good and expected and desired thing to have her start this part of her life. But it will be different. If there was any doubt that our daughter is no longer a child (even when she remains our child), coming home to a house without her will be the closing argument on that.

It’s nothing new in the annals of history, mind you. Children leave home all the time. But it’s new to us. And that’s the thing. We’ll be fine, and Athena will only be an hour (and a text or a tweet or phone call) away. But it will still be different without her. A little bit of each of our hearts goes with her when she goes.

That’s all I want to say about it right now. Except to reiterate again how much I love my daughter, and how proud I am of her for who she’s become and excited for who she has yet to become in these next few years. What a wonderful time for her, and for us. Still, I hope you’ll understand if I’m a little out of it the next several days. It’ll just be me, missing my kid.



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auburn
August 23rd, 2017 10:34 pm - Pretty underthings
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August 23rd, 2017 10:30 pm - Sinfest for August 24, 2017: The Ball 11


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callibr8
August 23rd, 2017 10:35 pm - Happy Birthday to me
Took road trip with new gf and saw the eclipse and realized my purpose in life. Actual birthday isn't until tomorrow, so epic birthday presents were delivered a bit early, but I'm not complaining.

Current Location:: Pugetopolis
Current Music:: The Devil's Music, Echo's Children
Current Mood:: [mood icon] jubilant
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rakasha
August 24th, 2017 05:39 am - Photo
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rakasha
August 24th, 2017 05:34 am - Rations for various RPG Races
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swagonlord-silumgar:

kramergate:

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arachnescurse:

artemis-entreri:

[[ Source. Original creator: wats6831. Additional information and images linked under each one. ]]

Universal:

Homemade artisan herb bread, home grown and dried apples and prunes, uncured beef sausage, munster cheese. Made a small bag from cheesecloth and tied it closed.

Discussion thread here.

Dwarf:

Garlic chicken livers, smoked and peppered cheese, spiced pork sausages, hard tack, dried vegetables, dried wild mushrooms.

Discussion thread here.

Elf:

Top left to right: Evereskan Honey Comb, Elven Travel Bread (Amaretto Liquer Cake with custom swirls), Lurien Spring Cheese (goat cheese with garlic, salt, spices and shallots), Delimbyr Vale Smoked Silverfin (Salmon), Honey Spiced Lichen (Kale Chips), and Silverwood Pine Nuts.

Discussion thread here.

Halfling:

From upper left: “Honeytack” Hard tack honey cakes, beef sausage, pork sausage mini links, mini whole wheat toast, cranberry cheddar cheese mini wedge, mini pickles, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, lower right is my homemade “travel cake” muesli with raisins, golden prunes, honey, eggs and cream.

Discussion thread here.

Half-Orc:

Wrapped in cheesecloth and tied in burlap package. Forest strider drumsticks, molasses sweet wheat bread “black strap”, aged Munster, hard boiled eggs, mixed wild nuts.

Discussion thread here.

Orc:

Orcs aren’t known for their great cuisine. Orcs prefer foods that are readily available (whatever can be had by raiding), and portable with little preparation, though they have a few racial delicacies. Toughs strips of lean meat, bones scavenged from recent kills, and dark coarse bread make up the bulk of common orc rations.Fire roasted rothe femur (marrow is a rare treat) [beef femur], Strips of dried meat (of unknown origin) [homemade goose jerky], foraged nuts, only edible by orcs….nut cracker tusks [brazil nuts], coarse black bread, made with whatever grains can be pillaged [black sesame bread], Pungent peppers [Habanero peppers stuffed with smoked fish and olives].

More images here. Discussion thread here.

Gnome:

Pan fried Delimbyr smelt, spiced goat cheese (paprika crusted hand pressed Fontina), Gnome shortbread (savory pistachio), glass travel jar filled with Secomber Red (wine), hard boiled quail eggs packed in rolled oats (to keep safe), dried figs from Calimshan, and Southwood smoked goat sausage (blood sausage).

More images here. Discussion thread here.

Lizardfolk:

Lizardfolk are known to be omnivores, forage for a surprising variety of foods found within the confines of their marshy environs, in this case the Lizard Marsh near Daggerford. Fresh caught boiled Delimbyr Crayfish on wild chives, coastal carrageen moss entrapping estuary brine shrimp (irish moss, dried brine shrimp), Brackish-Berries (blackberries), Blackened Dart-Frog legs (frog legs) on spring sprouts (clover sprouts), roasted bog bugs on a stick!

More images here. Discussion thread here.

Drow:

From top left: Menzoberranzan black truffle rothe cheese (Black Knight Tilsit), Donigarten Moss Snails (Escargot in shallot butter sauce), Blind cave fish caviar in mushroom caps (Lumpfish caviar), faerzress infused duck egg imported from the surface Realms (Century egg), Black velvet ear fungus (Auricularia Black Fungus Mushroom).

More images here. Discussion thread here.

Drow will also eat A Fucking Rock if it’s goth enough

#this rules to such a ridiculous degree im aghast

you know what im gonna reblog this to my main as well as my aesthetic blog because this post kicked my ass

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thnidu
August 24th, 2017 01:21 am - Vocabulary quince-idemce
Saturday night will be the third meeting of a group from my temple: "Gesher shel Kolot" (bridge of voices). From the announcement on our mailing list:

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Dear chevre [companions],

This Saturday night our new havurah [society; close-knit group], Gesher shel Kolot [bridge of voices], meets for the third time!...to sing out our joys, our frustrations, our gratitude for the gift of Shabbat. :)  We will sing sacred and secular music together, followed by Havdallah [ceremony for the end of Sabbath] and some time to eat and shmooze. 
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Chevre, like the other non-English words, is Hebrew. It's pronounced "KHEV-ruh", and is not to be confused with the French word chevre, "SHEV-ruh" meaning cheese made from goats' milk. I bought some at Trader Joe's yesterday, and will buy more as my contribution to the snack table.

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August 24th, 2017 05:03 am - Are We Living in a Golden Age of Genre Television?

Posted by alliterator

I was thinking about the Syfy Channel recently, about how great it was that they were finally introducing a lot more genre shows after a long period of trying to move away from being, well, the Sci-Fi Channel (they even once aired wrestling — it wasn’t a good time). But then I began to realize that Syfy was actually…

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August 23rd, 2017 11:48 pm - River that turns people to wood?
Looking for a short series (2 or 3) books that I read as a pre-teen.

I'm pretty sure the main part of the story revolved around a female character trying to escape a ruling class of bird-like (?) people.

There are really only one thing I remember clearly... that there was a river that turned living creatures who fell into it into wood. There was a ship captain who had pulled out a pregnant woman who had fallen in. He sketched her everyday and realized she was trying to speak,but moving super slowly. I think he ended up removing her child, who was then some kind of living wood creature.

These weren't the main characters from what I can remember. I really hope this rings a bell with someone, it's been bothering me for the last 15 years!

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rakasha
August 24th, 2017 04:59 am - A few things:
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localbadgirl:

01. Gypsy is a slur & there is no “positive” or “acceptable” way of using it if you aren’t Romani. It should not be part of your vocabulary – the same goes for the term “gypped”. If you want to talk about the slur censor it or simply call it “the g slur.”

02. Anti Romani racism exists everywhere and there is a slur for the us in every language. Gypsy is the slur used in the English language but there is also Zigan, Tigan, Cigan, Gitano, Zigeuner, etc. - a lot of them stem from the Greek word for “slave” and are considered even worse than the Gypsy slur. However all of them are still slurs and shouldn’t be used by you if you aren’t Romani.

03. Gypsy has never been anything other than a derogatory slur against Romani that has been screamed at us while we have been branded, enslaved, hunted down, murdered, put through a genocide and a holocaust, segregated and discriminated against. 

04. Romani is the proper name of the people that are being targeted by the G slur. Some people write it as Rromani which is also correct. The term Roma/Rroma can be used too, however not all Romani are Roma.

05. Romani and Romanian do not mean the same thing. Romani are the people that are being targeted by the G slur and we are brown people originally from India. Romanians are people from the European country Romania.

06. The official term for racism directed towards Romani is called “Antiziganism”, that term however is offensive since it includes the word “Zigan” which is a horrible slur against Romani. Please do not use that term and instead use “Anti-Romani racism”, “Anti-Romanism”, etc.

07. Anti-Romani racism is very extreme in Europe (segregation in housing, education and health care, forced sterilizations, evictions and demolition of settlements, police brutality, etc), which is why we even received the title of “Europe’s Most Hated”, but it’s not an exclusively European thing. Anti-Romani racism exists in America and Canada as well. (Canada even has an immigration ban on Romani.)

08. “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” does not display actual Romani people as far as I have heard so it does not represent Romani people/culture at all.

09. Your believes that Romani “don’t want to work”, “don’t want to send their children to school”, “steal children”, “are dirty”, “genetically prone to crime”, “are lazy”, etc. are nothing but racist stereotypes and left over Nazi propaganda. All of them are untrue as well. (Also: Romani would love to work and go to school but the extreme discrimination against us in the field of education makes that very hard. And the widely spread traditional anti-Romani attitudes and prejudices don’t make it any easier either.)

10. Stereotypes such as that all Romani women are “sexual temptresses” and promiscuous disregarding of age are obviously incorrect too. Virginity is actually considered important in Romani culture. Believing in those stereotypes is very harmful and dangerous as well because despite Romani being only a minority in most European countries we make up the highest % when it comes to sex trafficking victims.

11. Romani culture doesn’t have anything to do with witchcraft, wicca, paganism, etc. We didn’t create tarot, palm reading or crystal balls either. You can stop calling yourself a “Gypsy Witch” and faking Romani heritage now. The only reason why assumptions like that came to exist is because of racist believes and lies spread by the church. Our skills with medical herbs and palm reading were seen as “evidence of heresy” and from the 16th century onward we were outlawed, expelled and persecuted, culminating in the organized killing of our people. 

12. Fortune teller costumes are racist. Romani women have always been stereotyped as fortune tellers which is why the stereotypical image of a fortune teller is always linked with Romani women - dark skin, messy black hair, a big nose, a “weird” accent, a headscarf, big hoop earrings, gold coins added to clothes and an “untrustworthy/deceiving” nature, etc. (A lot of people even use the term “fortune teller” like a synonym for the G slur nowadays.) A person’s race/ethnicity is not a costume, so if you ever consider dressing up as a fortune teller chose something different. 

If you are Romani too please feel free to add things onto this list and please correct me if I made any mistakes.

Raaaacism….Racism EVERYWHERE!  *sings in a showtunes time signature*

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rakasha
August 24th, 2017 04:59 am - zandraart: lace @darthrevaan
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lace

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August 24th, 2017 04:19 am - Rocket League's Switch Version Is Getting Nintendo Cars

Posted by Luke Plunkett

Rocket League is coming to the Switch, and when it lands later this year, it’ll have some Nintendo-themed cars players can choose from.

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