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May 25th, 2017 08:44 pm - [ SECRET POST #3795 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3795 ⌋

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

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Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 01 pages, 10 secrets from Secret Submission Post #543.
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.

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tetrapod_zoology_feed
May 25th, 2017 11:40 pm - Stellagama the Rainbow Dragon

Posted by Darren Naish

Your regularly scheduled reminder that agamid lizards are out there and that they’re really interesting.

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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[ladysugarquill]
May 25th, 2017 08:44 pm
Harry/Ginny Daily has moved to dreamwidth! Join us @ [community profile] hgdaily  for your weekly (mostly) dose of Harry/Ginny fics, art, recs  & news :)

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miss_morland
May 26th, 2017 12:57 am - Write Every Day! May - Days #24 and 25
Previous post: Day #1, Day #2, Day #3, Day #4, Day #5, Day #6, Day #7, Day #8, Day #9, Day #10, Day #11, Day #12, Day #13, Day #14, Day #15, Day #16, Day #17, Day #18, Days #19 and 20, Day #21, Day #22, Day #23

Technical issues were resolved thanks to [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, who suggested replacing DW usernames with LJ ones. So cross-posting will continue for the duration of the month. \o/

Today's writing
Days #24 and 25: the only real writing I got done was drawerfic (about 1k in total). I also edited my article a bit, but it's still so far from being what I want it to be, and motivation is hard to find. It's hard to believe that at this time last year, an entire dissertation was taking shape under my hands. :-( Though this particular thing is challenging for its own reasons. Well, I'm not giving up on it yet.

Tally
Day #1: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] avon, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #2: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [personal profile] iberiandoctor, [personal profile] hannelore, [personal profile] shopfront, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords
Day #3: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [personal profile] hannelore, [personal profile] shopfront, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, [livejournal.com profile] avon, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud
Day #4: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [personal profile] zippitgood, [livejournal.com profile] avon, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud
Day #5: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, [personal profile] iberiandoctor, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud
Day #6: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] iberiandoctor, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud
Day #7: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [personal profile] iberiandoctor, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud
Day #8: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords
Day #9: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] navaan
Day #10: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #11: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #12: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] navaan
Day #13: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor, [personal profile] shopfront
Day #14: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [personal profile] zippitgood, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] navaan
Day #15: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [personal profile] zippitgood, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme
Day #16: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [personal profile] zippitgood, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme
Day #17: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #18: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #19: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #20: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #21: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor
Day #22: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] iberiandoctor, [personal profile] zippitgood, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel
Day #23: [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] sylvanwitch, [livejournal.com profile] auroracloud, [livejournal.com profile] ysilme, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [livejournal.com profile] navaan, [personal profile] zippitgood, [livejournal.com profile] esteliel

Let me know if I'm missing anyone!

xpost: http://miss-morland.livejournal.com/169492.html

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dhampyresa
May 25th, 2017 11:38 pm - Fandom 5k
I wrote a pinch-hit for [community profile] fandom5k.
Pocketful of stories (5031 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types, Star Wars Original Trilogy
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Ahsoka Tano, Padmé Amidala
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Worldbuilding, Folklore
Summary: Ahsoka travelled the galaxy, collecting tales and sowing revolution along the way.

I had a lot of fun coming up with the various folktales intersped in this.

All the planets/people have different ways of framing stories.
  • Stories from Naboo start with either "Once upon a time, above wave, below stars" for the Gungan stories and "Once upon a time, below stars" for the non-Gungan stories.
  • Stories on Alderaan start with "Long ago on Alderaan" and by giving the main character's relationship to Queenship.
  • Stories on Pantora start with "When yesterday was yet to be" and end with a bracketed statement including the phrase "Do not believe them." -- they refute other versions of the story.
  • Clone stories are much more informal in tone and start with "They say this is a true story".
  • Ykobar stories start with "There was a time" which is a literal translation of the French "Il était une fois", the traditional start to a fairytale. They end in "The tale still goes on and is only just beginning".
The stories of the Kermor are variations on the tale of the city of Ys -- the word Kermor itself is made up of two Breton words, "ker" (meaning "a place where people live") and "mor" (meaning "sea"). I was originally going to go with "Morvac'h" ("Horse of the sea") -- especially given that it's part of some versions the Ys legend and can be a war omen -- but ultimately decided against it. The c'h sound tends to be confusing for people unfamiliar with Breton; it's a voiceless velar fricative -- the same sound as in loch.

I didn't sign up for [community profile] fandom5k because I didn't know if I would have time -- and I kind of ran out of time on this pinch-hit a bit -- but I should have signed up if I was going to end up writing for it anyway. Then again, given my computer issues, I wouldn't have been able to comment until yesterday/today, which seems like a dick move. Not that could have known either of those things at the time. What I'm trying to say is that I'll sign up next year.


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the_rck
May 25th, 2017 06:52 pm
Yesterday afternoon, my laptop decided that Facebook was not a site I should be able to access. I kept getting a message, when I tried to go there, that the site couldn't be verified because it didn't have a valid security certificate. Scott was having no problems getting in, so I assumed a problem with my browser and cleared the cache and the cookies and restarted it. No joy. I tried with Chrome and got the same error. I couldn't get at any page in the domain, not a one.

I restarted my laptop entirely, and that seems to have done it, but... I have no idea what happened there.

I just want to be able to see pictures of my friends' kids and pets and gardens and...

There are two reactions/emojis that I really want on Facebook. One is an option for ::hugs:: when nothing else is quite right as a response to a post. The other is an 'I boggle' in addition to the 'Wow' because I tend to skew Wow as positive/impressed. That may not be how everyone uses it. It's just how I tend to. Something for 'I boggle' would differentiate between positive or neutral wows and a negative.

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dingsi
May 25th, 2017 10:50 pm - Music/Video Haul 2017-05-25
I'm trying out something new. Considering I have a fluctuating but persistent desire to share music, and my energy level for writing content is very low, I'll see if I can at least throw in audio posts to liven things up a little. Plus it's going to be kind of like a mood diary because every entry will collect some of the tunes that I discovered since the previous entry, either completely new to me or a "re-listen", but in any case something that stood out to me & found its way onto my mp3 player & got played a lot. Additionally, there might be videos discussing music, too.

Alright, here we go. I don't know if it's the call-in for summer or what, but this issue is 90% chill. Also 80s-influenced, because I'm me.

The explanation video responsible for my seeking out the first three tracks (YouTube sidebar is one hell of a drug): Is Simpsonwave A Joke? by This Exists [YouTube]

Blank Banshee - Teen Pregnancy [Soundcloud] using a sample from Grandmaster Flash's "The Message"

Sun Glitters - Too Late (Love Echo Rework) [Soundcloud]

Home - Resonance [YouTube]

Lazerhawk - Feel The Rush Tonight feat. Gunship [Soundcloud]

Lazerhawk - Mirror Between Worlds [Soundcloud]

Snowhands - Fumes [YouTube]

Cold Cluster - An Imaginary Diary [Soundcloud]

Mac DeMarco - On The Level [YouTube]

Lost Image - Crying Corpse (really difficult to find a useable link, but you can go to this EBM website and scroll to the album "Electrocution" and click on the song.) If there ever was a remake of The Hunger, it should be on the soundtrack. (Don't tell me if there is a remake already in the making. I don't want it.)

Not chill but still great: Tuning Circuits - I Am A Non-Believer [YouTube]

And that's it for this time!

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ysabetwordsmith
May 25th, 2017 03:30 pm - Thursday Yardening
Today is mild and partly cloudy.

Round 1, I cut more grass around the wagonwheel garden.

There are still two white eggs in the mourning dove nest. 

EDIT 5/25/17: Round 2, we picked up sticks in the yard near the house.  

The sun is coming out, and the weather is heating up.  It's not all the way to hot yet, but it turning warm and muggy.  :/  I have a suspicion that the air will be solid mosquitoes this evening.

EDIT 5/25/17: Round 3, we finally got around to putting down the concrete pavers.  Four went at the corner of the patio for the burn barrel.  2 went near the barrel garden to hold the yard sculpture.

The air has cooled down somewhat and is pleasant again.

EDIT 5/25/17: Round 4, I trimmed grass around another tree and pulled weeds around the forest garden.

Current Mood:: [mood icon] busy
xpost: http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/4348431.html

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thatyourefuse
May 25th, 2017 04:19 pm
Name a character, and I'll tell you:



What I like about them

What I dislike about them

Favourite moment

Least favourite moment

A situation with this character that I want to see explored more

An interesting AU for this character

A crossover

OTP (or OT3+ etc…. just… favourite ship)

Other ships

BROTP

NOTP

An assortment of headcanons!



(You're probably going to have the best luck with: Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders, Twin Peaks, The Hour, various things you know I've read. Note: I specifically have not seen enough Billions yet to answer reasonably.)

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crossovers
[penaltywaltz]
May 25th, 2017 01:09 pm - A Well-Timed Rescue
Title: A Well-Timed Rescue
Author: Ragna ([personal profile] penaltywaltz)
Fandoms: Doctor Who/Sherlock
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Harold Saxon & Greg Lestrade
Rating: PG
Warnings: Attempt at sexual assault
Summary: Donna finds herself in a sticky situation with a higher-up, but Greg arrives in a surprisingly well-timed moment to come to her rescue.
Authors Notes: Part of my “The Private Lives Of Teachers” series.

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metaquotes
[conuly]
May 25th, 2017 03:57 pm - [personal profile] minoanmiss on the perils of having a food blog
"NEEGATIVE FIVE STARS. What a terrible recipe! I was out of flour but
didn't want to go to the store so I substituted a cup of plaster and a cup of gravel, spray margarine for the cultured butter, and stevia drops for the sugar, and then fried the batter in bacon grease instead of baking it. And I didn't give it the 24 hour rest recommended in the recipe because I'm impatient. The results are INEDIBLE and clearly you CANNOT COOK and should DELETE YOUR BLOG."


Context is tired of stupid recipe reviews.

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ysabetwordsmith
May 25th, 2017 02:23 pm - Confirmation Bias
Here's a cartoon about confirmation bias.  While it technically fits the definition, it's not about belief, but rather about greed -- or possibly survival.  In any case it's an example of how many things which are currently claimed as science are not actually science.  But when you call them that, people mistrust science, instead of mistrusting greed.

xpost: http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/4348287.html
Current Mood:: [mood icon] busy

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calliopes_pen
May 25th, 2017 02:09 pm - Two (Or Three) Things And A Meme
For those that might have used it, Imzy is shutting down. I never made a single post or comment, but I had registered at some point. I just never went back after that.

Rosario Dawson is reportedly in talks to play Cecilia Reyes in the New Mutants film; also, that film will apparently go full on horror. I'm not sure what to think about that.

Edit: Correction, it's three things of note. It turns out the Icelandic version of Dracula--Powers of Darkness--is really Swedish.

From the article: "First he assumed that Makt myrkranna would be a straight translation of the Swedish publication, but then he found out that the Swedish text is more complete and contains scenes neither described in Dracula nor in Makt myrkranna. And the madman Renfield is still in the story, among others."

So there's that! And on World Dracula Day, no less.

And here’s a meme that I thought it might be fun to try.

meme: If you were to remix one of my stories, 1.) what would it be and 2.) what would you do. TELL ME.

For all of my stories, it’s sort of spread out across Ao3 and the ‘fanfic I’ve written tag’.


xpost: http://calliopes-pen.livejournal.com/1006648.html

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beccaelizabeth
May 25th, 2017 08:06 pm
I did not go to dancing, because headache and nausea do not go with dancing, boo.

I did not go to Asda, because employee has been once already today and the five alive isn't there and they've closed the space on the shelf where it ought to be. Arse.

I did go to Sainsburys, where I found wuite a nice spring coat, on the sale rail, on a day with 25% off. And they had my food and I got a bunch of fizzy water and that will have to do for drinks. So that was pretty okay.

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ysabetwordsmith
May 25th, 2017 02:05 pm - Tabby's Star
 Mysterious dimming has astronomers scrambling to collect data.

Current Mood:: [mood icon] curious
xpost: http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/4348037.html

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morineko
May 25th, 2017 01:47 pm - genre/content mismatch problems
I recently stopped reading a romance novel because it was a) told in the first person; b) entirely from the male hero's point of view; c) the hero was not a particularly sympathetic character.

The thing is--if this had not been billed as a romance, but instead was general fiction, I would have kept reading. General fiction usually would have promised some character development that didn't have anything to do with the love story at the center. The protagonist could have been as much of a jerk as possible, as long as he was interesting. But in romance, the reader is expected to buy into the couple. I didn't want to buy into the couple. But the plot with the couple getting together was the only plot on offer.

(Also, not particularly interested in 22-year-olds who act like 16-year-olds did 25 years ago, but that's a "get off my lawn" problem. New Adult is not for me, and I didn't realize this was New Adult when I requested it. I really don't like romance in first person POV, either.)

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[tarienemrys]
May 25th, 2017 02:48 pm - New Shadowhunters Community: shadowhunterstv
[community profile] shadowhunterstv: A fan community to share fanwork (graphics,fan fics,discussions etc) for Freeform's Shadowhuntes: The Mortal Instrument TV series.

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writerlibrarian
May 25th, 2017 02:40 pm - Game 7 day
It's a grey and muggy day. My plan for the day was to put away the winter clothing and take out the summer clothing. It's still the plan but might not get done today. I'm feeling lazy.

Yesterday was dentist appointment day. I hate these. It went very well. No problems at all. I got a clean bill. See you in 6 months. Which is good.

Game 6 between the Senators and the Pens was so close. The Sens found the way to block Crosby, Sit on him, octopus him, pour a full bottle of water on him. Yeah. All of it kinda illegal and dangerous. The referees didn't see any of it or very little of it but the cameras all around saw it all. Not really a fan of these tactics.  Game 7 in Pittsburgh tonight will break either way a bad luck streak. Sens haven't won a game 7 ever. Pens haven't won a game 7 at home in years. They are 0-9 at home. So either way, one of my teams ends up in the Final against Nashville.

Still working on the castle. I took a pic of the xstitch I'm currently working on.


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See Crosby being abused by the Senators...


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dancesontrains
May 25th, 2017 07:12 pm - Flash finale reaction
That was not good, although I did appreciate that they (slight spoiler) subverted tropes re. who died.

Relatedly, I have no Flash CW icons. Anyone have links to some?

Current Mood:: [mood icon] sad

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[pauamma]
May 25th, 2017 06:50 pm - Reviving an old community, punning
From [community profile] punning's profile:

Puns and wordplay welcome, the worse the better. Long, short, contorted, obscure, whatever. Filthy OK, but must use cuts and some kind of content warning. Likewise triggery. Visual puns OK, but must have description in an alt= tag. Likewise, recorded audio or video puns need a transcript of some kind. (I'm not deaf or blind, so leaving the specifics open, but if you don't know what's needed, be prepared to take those who do at their word, and accept contributions if offered.)

Clean or filthy, puns will likely break your brain over time and cause copious amounts of pain. If you can't live with that, you probably shouldn't be reading this comm.

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