Well that was better

Apr. 18th, 2019 08:41 pm
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Today was the research presentations for our students. My student won the presidential award and the student choice award though lost the school of science award for her failure to do a damn control. But still she did hard work (and has done the controls now but too late for inclusion on the poster). I am proud of what she did, control aside, and there is more work to do from this. I do think we can get some sort of paper out of it.

Me and my coworkers went for wine after it. I do like my winery so I ended up buying a bottle of wine I've not tasted (a sweet white) because it always sells out. I'm like yoink, mine.

And now I have to a) finish that goddamn Christmas story (last scene but I am underwhelmed by this thing) and b) look at my own ARC.

Also I've now filled the expansion SD card. WTF? Dear self stop stock piling the damn free ebooks. You couldn't read this many in a life time.
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Apr. 19th, 2019 12:43 am
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Title: night
Fandom: Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
Rating: G
Notes: M.M./Chrome


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Apr. 18th, 2019 09:41 pm
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 Well, let's do first things first, shall we? 

The Job That Sounded So Perfect turned out to be not so perfect after all. 

This is how things went: 

Monday: perfect score
Tuesday: lots of errors 
Wednesday: perfect score
Thursday: lots of errors 

After exactly a month (I started 11th March but that didn't really count because on my first day I couldn't find the place until 11th April) I was let go. 

I was taken to a separate room from my co-workers (who I got along with fine) and told that they wouldn't continue with me. 

I wanted to cry. 

I was pretty sure I was going to unleash waterworks, but I kept myself 'strong' in check if you will. 

I said goodbye to all of them and went on my way home an hour earlier than I would have worked normal time. 

Now what? kept going through my mind over and over. 

I was even too scared to tell my family, I was that ashamed. 

So now it's back to the ole drawing board and see what the work agency will come up with next. 

That's Real Life....

In other news, I watched Shadowhunters 318 and was shocked to see Malec broke up. 

I even tracked down the song that played during the breakup. 

LOVE Dark Clary!!! 

In other other news...

I am up to date with the new comic of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER run from BOOM Studios... and I absolutely LOVE it!!! 

I also love that they used a bit of lore from the Buffy The Vampire Slayer Novel THE LOST SLAYER.

In there there had been this huge bat called Camazotz who was a bad guy in the novel, but in this comic lore, Anya has a Magic Shop, she's tied up by Drusilla and being interrogated about this sort of item. Anya refuses to answer so Drusilla smashes an item from her magic shop. 

Then she unleashes the great bat called Camazotz who goes on a "KILL ALL VAMPIRES" spree. 

He crosses paths with Buffy and this interaction OH MY GOD I LOVE IT...

Turns out that Anya got this jar from the Watcher's Council in some year with Camazotz trapped in it which I find very interesting. I really want Camazotz to return in a future issue and team up with Buffy. 

The latest Buffy issue has Xander feeling alienated from the group since Buffy and Co are going to a movie at the Bronze with (a young) Robin Wood (now a student at Buffy's school), who he thinks that Buffy likes and vice versa. In the meantime, Buffy lost her phone in Issue 3 so when he gets texts from "Buffy" he doesn't think twice about who it could be and agrees to meet... when it's actually Drusilla and Spike (Spike doing the texting)

During that issue Xander just lets Drusilla bite him!! 

It ends with a shot of Angel... paving the way for Angel #0 aka the new comic book series. Really interested in that too.

GRETEL #2: I am liking this series from Zenescope more and more. 

What Else?

I'm still Uncle Jan for my nieces and nephews... going to sit again for a few hours during the afternoon tomorrow. Probably the only thing I'm good at doing right now. I don't know how I would do with total stranger's kids. The trick I have is having my iPad with me and doing games with my nieces and nephews and of course getting them to bed at a good early hour. 

What I am just getting more and more worried about is the lack of my fic updates.

I keep sitting behind my laptop with the "LET'S DO THIS THING!" attitude and trying to get words on paper and trust me I have plans for updates like UTOPIA and some new series, but it's just not working. 


Saint Seiya - Pruning

Apr. 18th, 2019 09:18 am
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Title: Pruning
Fandom: Saint Seiya
Rating: AA
Notes: Pisces Aphrodite

pruning )
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You step off the boat in Melbourne, and no-one cares. You want breakfast? Eh, so does everyone else. You got off a boat? Congratulations. People do that sometimes.

Melbourne: the city where nobody gives a damn. (And, for the first time in three weeks, I felt right at home.)

Our holiday can be neatly divided into a few different topics.
the old stuff )

the oops factor )

the natural stuff )

the kidlets )

the verdict )
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Because today's meeting made it pretty clear that I might not have a job come fall. We need to convince them why not only Biology is worth saving but so is CHemistry because one can't survive without the other. And the data the board is making a decision on is faulty (two years they said we had NO graduates which isn't even true so where are they getting this I have no idea.

So cross your fingers they tell us one way or the other soon so I can decide if I'm buying tickets or not, because if it's not going to be a job then I have to save every damn dime. I hate this. The stress is killing us. As my writing friends have noticed, seeing how bad I've looked all month.

But if you want to help me out a little, I have a few ARCs for my next release, a SF novella that you can read more about here. If you'd like one I can make that happen with the caveat that you review it on Amazon for me. Thanks

And thanks for nothing The Magicians. It was a bad enough day without this finale. (granted with magic it can change next year but still)

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Apr. 17th, 2019 08:51 pm
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1. Having bizarre television issues. I came home from work yesterday to discover there was no audio on my tv. My television is admittedly more than 10 years old. It's... Polariod FlM 323 B- LCD TV -- although I think it is more a 25 inch than 32 inch. I called Optimum, and we tried literally everything over the phone. They set up a technician to come out. I went online, and discovered others had similar issues -- so tried everything they suggested. Discovered in the process that the headjack worked -- there was audio with ear phones or speakers plugged into the headphone jack. Weird. Not sure if it is the HDMI cable -- because I unplugged it and replugged it and even switched the Fire Stick HDMI with the cable HDMI.

It has been telling me that there is an issue with the HDMI.

Discussed with a co-worker today, who is an expert and has recalibrated television sets -- also used to set up AV rooms, he gave me his computer speakers -- which he was no longer using. Free of charge. (Saved me a trip to Best Buy to hunt for some small computer speakers that would fit on my console and wouldn't block the tv. He also advised that I keep my appointment with the Optimum Technician on Thursday, who might be able to replace the HDMI cable and fix it. Because it probably is the HDMI cable cord. He also advised that I buy a new tv -- a TCL 6 series - 55 inch Roko.
(I have an Amazon Fire Stick not Roku, but apparently you can use the Amazon Fire Stick with it...and Roku has the same channels). He said it was the best bang for anything under $600. And I could buy it over the weekend, most likely on sale.

Sigh. I hate buying things. This is why I have a tv that I bought in 2006, and I'm procrastinating buying new furniture. I'm not a shopper (except where books are concerned...I have more books than I can ever possibly read in one lifetime. Seriously, if it weren't for Amazon telling me I'd already bought some of these books, I'd have accidentally bought them twice.)

2. Books

I'm reading a historical romance by Laura Kinsale, which I keep forgetting the name of. I think it is Moonbeam something or other. The title doesn't fit the book, so I keep forgetting it. Kinsale is an odd romance writer -- her characters can often be on the abrasive side, and I often want to smack her heroines upside the head. They also always have various physical and emotional disorders. In this book, the hero stuttered as a child and is terrified of heights, he also likes everything neat and orderly, while the heroine is an inventor, flakely, somewhat obsessive/compulsive and a touch on the autistic side of the fence. She's wickedly bright about certain things, and utterly stupid about others -- and doesn't have a wit of common sense or much empathy for those around her. She's invented a speaking box that the hero needs her to perfect to beat the French, and he also has to protect her from the French, who have tried to kidnap her once already. Meanwhile, she's far more interested in being the first to invent an aviation device that enables humans to fly. The hero is terrified of the device and doesn't want her to work on it or use it. Much chaos ensues.

There is a point in the book -- where the hero sort of seduces her. She's inadvertently given him a potent aphrodiasac and he can't keep his hands off her. She likes it so goes along with it. Some readers saw it as rape, and I thought, eh, no -- he was the one who was drugged by an absent-minded inventor. A lot of reviewers don't think critically.

Next up...probably not a romance, I'm getting burned out.

3. Knackered. Slept horribly last night, due to spending far too much time trying to fix stupid television set. And figuring out what to do about it. I have this sinking feeling Optimum is going to charge me $80 for their visit on Thursday, damn them.
But I'm afraid to cancel it -- in case they have an easy solution that could mean delaying trying to find a new tv.

Also I need to rearrange the apartment...and get rid of stuff.

As a result of being knackered, I slept walked through work.

4. X-men Marvel Movies...and television series?

While the MCU Avengers verse in the movies has been well-plotted, devised, and received, not so true of the X-men verse (as portrayed by Fox). Fox, starting with the animated series in the 90s, and straight through the filmverse, has been uneven.
There are about two excellent films, and two decent ones, the rest are abysmal. Television wise? One good series. That's it. One. Out of three animated series, and three live action -- there's only one good one.

What are the good X-men movies and series?
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Apr. 17th, 2019 08:57 pm
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Challenge 012:

Everyone has them: days when nothing goes according to plan, where commitments fall through, where people are just awful. Whatever the reason, bad days plague even the brightest of attitudes from time to time, and it's often a test of character to see how others handle it.

Write a story where someone has a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and how they choose to deal with it.

BONUS GOAL: "I needed that!"

If your submission contains this line of dialogue, that entry will earn an extra point to be tallied during voting!

Challenge ends Monday, April 22 at 9:00PM EST
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Apr. 17th, 2019 08:53 pm
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Here are this week's votes tallied, and below the cut are our winners for Challenge #011 - Interview.

This week's finalists are... )

Total Challenge Words Written: 5532

Congratulations to all this week's participants, and thank you to everyone who took the time to cast their votes! The bannermaker this week will be [personal profile] dray; keep an eye on the community for the winner's banners later this week.

You may now post your Challenge 011 entries to any additional communities, blogs, archives or sites as you'd like! We also have a 2019 FandomWeekly AO3 Collection if you'd like to add your stories there!
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No use to me, don't have a 3D printer, but maybe someone is interested? 3D printable dungeon accessories, monsters, etc.


Some of it looks very good, but of course it all depends on the quality of the printer.
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So, what is Chibnall Who like, judged by its first season? Well, it’s nice. Fine, really. Bit pedestrian, with a few flashes of greatness and one massive clusterfuck. (Or, as some people have said, safe.) The thing is, if it hadn’t been for Kerblam! really pissing me off I might not be writing anything at all, because I have precious little to say. If this hadn’t been Doctor Who I’d probably just have drifted away the way I do when something doesn’t really capture me. Doesn’t mean it’s bad — lots of people have come back to the show, so it’s obviously working for others — just that it’s not what I’m looking for in a TV show. (What that something is, isn’t easy to pin down, so I shan’t try. *g*) Anyway, this is all very weird for me, cause I'm a Pollyanna and just being mostly meh isn't like me. :(

This post is just me going through the episodes, mostly just so I can point towards it and say ‘These are my thoughts on S11’. I sort of group the episodes together in my head, so will do them in groups (or individually) as necessary. More or less keeping to the order they appeared in, skipping Kerblam! since that one gets a whole section of its own.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Ep 1

Apr. 17th, 2019 12:43 pm
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I realise I haven't posted in over a month, and that it'd be a bit much to come back, put up a Game of Thrones review and disappear again, so I'll try not to do that last thing. I don't know what's happened to me really. I just have this vast reluctance to post at all, and I don't know why, beyond that feeling like I have nothing interesting to say is a big part of it. :(

Spoilers behind cut.

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Time to round up some commentfic bits and pieces I've written here and there!

Higurashi, 150 words, prompt: first kisses. )

Until Dawn, 300 words, prompt: getting along with someone in your friend group that you don't particularly like. )

Zanki Zero, 100 words, prompt: no going back. )

Zanki Zero, 250 words, prompt: bondage. )

I really want to write a full Higurashi fic about Keiichi being haunted by memories from other timelines, but for some reason it's not taking root. It's one of my favourite types of fic, and it's such a good canon for it!

(I'd also love to write a full Zanki Zero tentacle bondage fic, but I doubt I'd be able to do the concept justice.)
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Title: How to Say Goodbye
Fandom: Phantasy Star IV
Rating: G/Gen
Notes: spoilers, swearing
Summary: It hit Rika almost as badly as it hit Chaz.

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Title: Calm Under Pressure
Fandom: Phantasy Star IV
Rating: G/Gen
Notes: mild spoilers
Summary: Chaz is apparently the only person who associates being on a crashing spaceship with panic.

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