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Why YouTube did this seems unclear so I am just going to jump to a conclusion completely unsupported by the available evidence and assume this is yet another example of right-wing trolls gaming a site's complaint mechanisms.

Intro Post

June 24th, 2017 09:32 am
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 -Name you would like to go by: Jen is fine.

-Present path or tradition: Wiccan

-Interests: green living, veg/vegan, homesteading, animals and their rights, art, books, movies, music, politics, Washington DC (I'm from Maryland, but I consider DC t o be my hometown.)

-Age (not mandatory): late 40s

-Brief Bio: MM, all!  Been Wiccan for a very long time (26 years!)  Was in a coven, but now I'm solitary.  I currently live on our vegan homestead with my guy, two dogs, and seven cats.  We're just learning about being homesteaders.  It's been very educational, but we have a long way to go yet.  Would like to take the house and well off-grid, but we don't have the money to get set up with alternative power yet.  I work as a virtual assistant/freelance writer/editor, but am looking for part time work to get me through the lean times.  I guess that's good enough for no w.  Blessed Litha!

Only fools fall for you

June 24th, 2017 08:30 am
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Somewhere further than making out yet not quite going all the way, "fooling around" is a time honored tradition. It's easy, low-pressure, and there are no real parameters - above the clothes or not. Sound good? Maybe you're young and want to try but not commit to anything too carnal. Similarly, you could want to explore somebody's, well, body because they're so different than you. There's also the possibility that you want to make them happy or see how they react to feeling beyond great. Could it be that you're a tease, even?

Or you could just be bored. There's nothing on TV, anyway.

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New Zealand winger Rieko Ioane scored two tries as the All Blacks faced down a spirited British and Irish Lions challenge 30-15 at Eden Park on Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-test series.
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Without spoiling the title, it's old timey SF from a series set on the worlds of the nearer stars. Wikipedia has a current list. In my day, the right hand column would have been filled with "here there be dragons," not lists of exoplanets.

That one KSR about how if you send a generation ship filled with the learnedly ignorant, colonization will surely fail aside, are there any SF novels recent enough to use the exoplanets we now know of as settings?

Fiction: Call To Arms

June 24th, 2017 09:28 am
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Title: Call To Arms
Setting: Godfire
Wordcount: 834
Characters: Cherry Alamak, (Aisha Polaris)
Notes: For [community profile] tic_tac_woe, prompt "space war"
Summary: Nephele's scattered colony-nations must hang together, or surely simply hang.

Well, there sure was no going back now, was there )

Fiction: The Serpent, The Chalice

June 24th, 2017 09:28 am
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Title: The Serpent, The Chalice
Setting: Godfire
Wordcount: 542
Characters: Julian Boreas
Notes: For [community profile] tic_tac_woe, prompt "perfection/immortality achieved"
Summary: Temptation falls in Julian's path ...

'Damn it ...' )

Fiction: First Blood

June 24th, 2017 09:28 am
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Title: First Blood
Setting: Godfire
Wordcount: 580
Characters: Julian Boreas, Altair Terra
Notes: For [community profile] tic_tac_woe, prompt "mass migration"
Summary: The first targets barely managed to flee; and many failed regardless.

Everything was fire )

Landladies down the ages

June 24th, 2017 07:55 am
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 I saw a performance of Dame Ethel Smyth's The Boatswain's Mate a couple of nights ago,  (Review).  I've been thinking about whether moving the setting from the early C20 to the 1980s(*) didn't rather undermine the unusualness of the strong and independent nature of Mrs. Waters, the pub owner and (ironically) the title character.  Then it occurred to me that inn keeper (with or without extra services) is the default role for the strong and independent woman in English drama down the ages.  Mistress Quickly and "Auntie" in Peter Grimes are probably but two examples.  Worth noting perhaps that the prim and feminist Dame Ethel does not even hint that Mrs. Waters' offerings extend beyond drinks.

(*)Don't get me going on productions set in the 60s/70s/80s by directors who are too young to remember them.  I am still laughing about an Albert Herring set in 1960s rural Suffolk that had white table cloths at the pub and a range of whole salamis at the grocer.

2017 SDCC NECA Coraline

June 24th, 2017 07:45 am
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So, this is a thing. I have a couple of the earlier NECA Coralines, including a 2009 SDCC exclusive that I picked up cheap right after its release, so I'll be on the look out for one of these as well (still kicking myself that I didn't get the full set when they were "only" going for about $50 a piece).

Cars 3, etc.

June 24th, 2017 07:03 am
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Cars 3 last night! \o/ And it was everything I could have asked for.

Potential Spoilers )

Just One Thing (24 June 2017)

June 24th, 2017 12:04 pm
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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.


Interesting Links for 24-06-2017

June 24th, 2017 12:00 pm

III. (d) in Kraków

June 24th, 2017 11:30 am
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I arrived in Kraków on Monday afternoon and decided to do the [community profile] flaneurs challenge III. (d), take the first left, then the second right, etc. I prefer to use the adaptation of take the first left, then take the first right, etc.

Write up and photos )
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The incineration of the 24-story London high rise, the deadliest fire in Britain in more than a century, was fueled by a regulatory breakdown.

On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus

June 24th, 2017 10:00 am
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At Smith College and many other institutions, new programs are there to help students used to achievement and recognition cope with basic setbacks.
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Карта на на 23 июня
В зоне АТО отмечается усиление российско-террористических сил на позициях. Прес-центр штабу АТО: минулої доби 48 обстрілiв, 2 бійців зазнали поранень
Оккупанты "ЛНР" устроили мощную атаку на позиции 93-й ОМБР в районе Желобка и Крымского и понесли серьезные потери.Гибридная армия России продолжает бить по силам АТО вдоль всей линии фронта, 2 бойцов ВС Украины были ранены

В зоне АТО поймали медсестру, помогавшую боевикам убивать и калечить украинских бойцов

Им нравится война. ​В РФ разгоняют украинофобскую истерию: социологи зафиксировали резкий рост антиукраинских настроений среди россиян. Социологи также зафиксировали постепенное снижение интереса россиян к событиям в Украине.

Как же, станем мы глотать такое... на российском пропагандистском канале "Россия 1" один из приглашенных "экспертов" вещал о тайных планах украинцев поглотить российский этнос.

чиновник “ДНР” открыто признает, что в Донецке невозможно жить – Украина лучше во всем.

Как в Украине ничегониделаеца. Часть 55 (обзор)

Главари «ДНР» приказали своим «наместникам» в оккупированной Горловке «жертвовать» местной епархии УПЦ МП земельные участки и другую недвижимость. Оккупационные власти Макеевки приказали местным священникам УПЦ МП написать доносы, предоставив в них полную информацию о представителях других религиозных конфессий, персональные данные участников католических, протестантских и мусульманских общин, действующих на территории города и местах их собраний.
Митрополит Донецкий и Мариупольский Иларион провел в оккупированном Донецке собрание с благочинными вверенной ему епархии по подготовке акций протеста на подконтрольной Украине территории, но с привлечением к ним прихожан с подконтрольных оккупантам и террористам районов

New #DisinfoReview В очередной раз на этой неделе мы стали свидетелями рассказов о «Доброй России» и «Злом Западе». из прокремлевских СМИ мы узнали, что Запад якобы не хочет бороться с терроризмом и немцы опять плохие

Турчинов объяснил, почему жителей оккупированных территорий дополнительно проверяют перед получения биометрического паспорта: под видом украинских граждан с биометрическими паспортами за границу могут направляться для дискредитации Украины завербованные российскими спецслужбами граждане.

В городе Ялта, который находится на аннексированном РФ Крыме, по запросу Интерпола задержан один из главарей террбанды "ДНР", Россия готова выдать боевика Украине.

​Госдума РФ забила последний гвоздь в крышку гроба крымского туризма: Местным властям позволят сдирать до 100 рублей в день с каждого приезжего туриста в возрасте от 18 лет "за гостеприимство".

Творец и власть в России: история слияний и поглощений. Слияние с властью завершилось полным поглощением и перевариванием. Сначала полупереваренный властью интеллигент еще пытался издавать какие-то глухие звуки, потом замолчал и фактически уже в качестве органической части этой власти стал подписывать петиции в поддержку любой гадости, этой властью творимой.



June 24th, 2017 09:26 am
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Had one of those "feel like I didn't do anything" days yesterday but I did loads of stuff.

I think I felt like that because I did spend the morning in my pajamas wasting time on Twitter. But also, I was fielding comments on a Lib Dem Voice article introducing our new group, Lib Dem Immigrants (which I am super excited about). Unfortunately, anything about immigration attracts some trolls, even if it's as innocuous as "here's a new internal party body" (I did like that we also got a comment saying "we waste too much time on internal party shit!"). I found this set of comments dismaying for an interesting new kind of separating the wheat-from-the-chaff approach to immigration: even the people telling me they want to end freedom of movement and other such things tell me that they support me having rights, and right away, because I married a British citizen. Hm.

Anyway, I eventually made myself do a bit of tidying, sort out the room booking for Plus's AGM at Autumn Conference (which I don't know if I'll be able to go to because I can't afford accommodation, which is making me very sad), call up our soon-to-be-ex-home-insurance-company which gosh that phone call made me glad of because it was agonizing, get a Plus parcel ready to post and send it off, go to the shops to buy boring things like a light bulb, stand precariously on a too-short ladder to replace the light bulb, go see my friend Katie for a couple of hours, come back via a different shop to buy dog poo bags which we were suddenly out of, and watch Lego Batman with Andrew which we'd been trying to find time and energy for all week.

That is an okay day. I didn't do all the things I wanted to do, but I did a lot of good things.

Today I'm going to see fictive-nephew (who's almost eight already, how is that even possible) in some local am-dram production, and then Games Night has restarted so I get to see my Brighouse people twice in three days! This should be a good day too.


June 24th, 2017 01:38 am
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 [personal profile] bairnsidhe has been writing a setting called Super-Queers.  Check out "Questions" and "Under the Hood."  If you like Polychrome Heroics, you'll probably love this.

ten things I hate about parades

June 23rd, 2017 10:25 am
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One: their outsize effect on innocent ordinary traffic. SF Pride, which is not until Sunday, prevented me from getting to a Symphony concert Friday night. I was running too late for public transit, and I'd forgotten about Pride since I wasn't planning to come up during the weekend, and it wasn't until I was already irrevocably committed to going through the Civic Center area (which was my destination in any case) that there were signs warning of street closures, which weren't taking effect yet anyway.

But they did. I spent an entire half-hour in completely unmoving traffic only 3 blocks from the symphony hall, and only escaped by popping into the space left open by a car that had darted down a wrong-way alley and then imitating the action of the tiger. The open road was the one leading away, so thence I went.

hey linux networking peeps

June 23rd, 2017 10:32 pm
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I’m finally getting back to working on a new gateway/router server and I’m basically setting up this old-school sort of DMZ, with the rest of our servers hanging off one card, and our internal LAN/DHCP/NAT side hanging off the other. (Using ISC, which Debian seems to like.) And all of that seems to be right from the new server’s perspective, which is yay!

Except there’s no packet forwarding from the DHCP side even though it’s enabled and I’m sure I enabled it and yes the kernel thinks its enabled but it isn’t happening.

Any ideas where to start?

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Like many of you, I am here because other internet channels of communication have failed me.

I am also here because I have soft, misty water colored memories of the great LJ heyday of 2003, meeting new people, and founding communities through the miracle of nascient "social networking"

I am from the United States, but in 2016, I moved to Chile to work as an English teacher. A year later, I am still doing that.

I have lots of pop cultural interests, but don't really focus on those, unless something really catches my eye. Mostly I talk about...my day to day life. Well, that is the theory. The truth is, I don't know totally what I am using this for, just yet. I am hoping a purpose and community will spring up spontaneously.
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Posted by Heather Rose Jones

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 21:25

It's been a lot of fun doing a themed set of blogs and podcasts this month focusing on Sappho. The new episode is out, talking about the transmissiong of Sappho's body of work down the centuries, with examples of translations and works inspired by her poetry. I'm looking for other topics where I can coordinate publications and podcasts. And look for some changes coming to the LHMPodcast in August, with an expanded schedule and new types of content. Just as a hint: one of the new features will be interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer female characters. If there's an author you'd like to see us feature, let me know. (I can't promise anything specific, since I'm looking to create a balance of topics and representations, but I'm definitely looking for ideas.)


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Solstice baby!

June 23rd, 2017 10:55 pm
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Well, close enough. :) Stella Jaye Floyd arrived earlier tonight. Mom, kidlet and dad all doing fine, so far as anyone's told me. 7 pounds, 13 or 14 ounces (speaker phone made that blurry), and my conversions are rubbish, so... 3 kilos and change?

I need to find a figurine, and by that I mean a proper marble or similar carved one, not a rubbishy plastic one, of a Stellar's jay (I believe that's the name of the bird in question) and present it to her. Not to her folks, although they'll see it. The figurine will be hers.

Leetle not-feathery feathery star baby. :D

...it's been a while. [US POLITICS]

June 23rd, 2017 09:03 pm
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I blame radio silence (at least in terms of posting here) on using up the vast bulk of my interpersonal skillpoints on federal, state, and local politics in meatspace or the near equivalent. And, frankly, the feeling that that is in fact a more "cost-effective" place to use them in terms of making anything happen. Not that I don't love my DW community, but when I've commented here about politics I've wanted to be extremely meticulous and thorough in how I lay out my thoughts, whereas, frankly, sometimes in meatspace just being another warm body who's present at a march or a town hall or whatever sort of political gathering and being casually supportive of others through words or simple presence is enough, and on the other hand, maybe it's better to save that thorough meticulousness for my conversations in whatever form with the staffers of assorted elected officials.

I have a longer and more serious post on the topic brewing, but for now, I'll share a few useful links (which I may have done before, but I have been away awhile!):

On the Issues
: This website gives a comprehensive, and as far as I can tell, nonpartisan, overview of elected officials and candidates on... pretty much every issue imaginable, especially for longer-serving incumbents; it includes voting records, bills sponsored, quotations, and ratings/evaluations by various organizations across the political spectrum.

TrackBill: This nifty little app lets you track any bill at the state or federal level, though the catch is it seems to work best if you know the bill number. It lets you see various drafts and revisions, sponsors, etc.

5calls: This one's both an app and a website; unlike the other two it is distinctly partisan, but it gives you neat little lists of issues about which to call, scripts for ideas of what to say, and links to the numbers of officials you should call about a given issue.

And, a bit of political humor from my own quirky sense of it... which I shall cut for the snarky partisanship contained therein. )
And a little riffing on life/politics and art, mostly Star Wars, but also Final Fantasy VII and XII: Again, cut for snark. )


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Things I need to remember:
• Asking for help is not, as it turns out, fatal.
• Laughing is easier than pulling your hair out, and doesn't have the unfortunate side effect of making you look like a plague victim.
• Even the biggest tasks can be defeated if taken a bit at a time.
• I can write a paper the night before it's due, but the results are not all they could be.
• Be thorough, but focused.
• Trust yourself.
• Honesty, always.

Historians are the Cassandras of the Humanities