gwydion: (Default)
* "Trump tweets at North Korea after possible hydrogen bomb test:"

Embed: )

* "The economic impact of Donald Trump ending DACA:"

Embed: )

* "Smoke from chemical plant fires caused by Houston flood raises...:"

Embed: )

* "The Book of Miracles: 16th-century apocalyptic visions – in pictures:" https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/aug/04/the-book-of-miracles-16th-century-german-illustrated-manuscript

* I did not spot the drag one. "The Not-So-Subtle Sexual Innuendo in Renaissance Art:" https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-not-so-subtle-sexual-innuendo-renaissance-art

* "Forget Amadeus: the real tragedy behind Mozart’s final act:" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/classical-music/forget-amadeus-real-tragedy-behind-mozarts-final-act/

* "The Racism Behind Alien Mummy Hoaxes:" https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/how-to-fake-an-alien-mummy/535251/

* "Sunday Sweets Just Wants To Bang On The Drum All Day:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/9/3/sunday-sweets-just-wants-to-bang-on-the-drum-all-day.html

* "How a Copyright Mistake Ignited the Zombie Genre:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/09/how-copyright-error-ignited-zombie-genre.html

* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Residents critical of missile and nuclear development program:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14656&cataId=nk01500

* "Regime attempts to raise birthrate ignore new social reality:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14655&cataId=nk01500

* "Browder: My lawyer Magnitsky was murdered by Putin:"

Embed: )

* "North Korea, Venezuela, and Trump’s war of words:"

Embed: )

* "Trump wants to defund PBS. ‘Sesame Street’ brutally parodied him for decades.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/03/20/trump-wants-to-defund-pbs-sesame-street-brutally-parodied-him-for-decades/?utm_term=.b818e7d8c64f

* "Who is White House aide Sebastian Gorka?:"

Embed: )

* "DOJ’s response to Charlottesville: Is it enough?:"

Embed: )

* Just a reminder that Republicans in five states are trying to pass laws to make deadly terrorist acts like the one in Charlottesville Saturday legal.

* "Richard Painter: ‘This is the face of Fascism in the U.S.’:"

Embed: )

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* As a member of one of the other two minorities deemed not human enough to receive guaranteed emergency medical care in this country when we are dying, this is terrifying. "One way to end the opioid epidemic. Let them die:" http://www.newsweek.com/one-way-end-opioid-epidemic-let-them-die-639272

* "Eric Bolling sues reporter Yashar Ali for defamation:"

Embed: )

* "The Power Of Inclusive Sex Education:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-power-of-inclusive-sex-education_us_59821b59e4b0b35d274c5f64?section=us_queer-voices

* "Origin of human genus may have occurred by chance:" https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170804100410.htm

* "On the early human's menu: Mammoth and plenty of raw vegetables:" https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170804082912.htm

* "46 Prehistoric Sites with Paleolakes Discovered in 'Green Arabia':" https://www.livescience.com/59998-46-prehistoric-sites-saudi-arabia.html

* "Fit for a King: Tut's Camping Bed Was an Ancient Marvel:" https://www.livescience.com/59999-king-tut-camping-bed-ancient-marvel.html

* "Contents of 2,500-year-old sarcophagus discovered in Turkey's Balıkesir revealed:" https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/07/31/contents-of-2500-year-old-sarcophagus-discovered-in-turkeys-balikesir-revealed

* "Can we hope to understand how the Greeks saw their world?:" https://aeon.co/essays/can-we-hope-to-understand-how-the-greeks-saw-their-world

* The title is silly, but it's a nice little summary of what we know and don't know about the Colossus of Rhodes. "How The Colossus of Rhodes Inspired ‘Game of Thrones’:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-colossus-of-rhodes-inspired-game-of-thrones

* "A Kerfuffle About Diversity in the Roman Empire:" https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/dna-romans/535701/

* "Alt-right commentator gets 'schooled' by historian over diversity in Roman Britain:" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/27/alt-right-commentator-gets-schooled-historian-diversity-roman/

* "This Ancient Mosaic Depicts a Thrilling Chariot Race:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/ancient-mosaic-cyprus-roman-chariot-race-archaeology-spd/

* "Archaeologists unearth 'little Pompeii' in southeast France:" http://www.france24.com/en/20170802-archaeologists-unearth-little-pompeii-southeast-france

* "Traces of ancient earthquake in Assos:" http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/traces-of-ancient-earthquake-in-assos-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=116328&NewsCatID=375

* "Great Ryburgh dig finds 81 'rare' Anglo-Saxon coffins:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-37940012

* "Kenya: Team Excavates Remains of People of Chinese Descent:" http://allafrica.com/stories/201707310840.html

* "Rich SF residents get a shock: Someone bought their street:" http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Rich-SF-residents-get-a-shock-Someone-bought-11738236.php

* "You Need to See These Hooded Grebes Perform Their Bonkers Mating Display:" http://www.audubon.org/news/you-need-see-these-hooded-grebes-perform-their-bonkers-mating-display

* Want to help replace dangerously bald front tires and dead wipers? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* It finally rained last night. Today I woke up to normal skies and a reasonable air temperature.

* Me watching Pompeii: That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works. the people who made it are at least as confused and flat out wrong as the ones that made Braveheart. It was too much of a mess historically to ignore the problems and take as cheese.

* I am finding The Great Wall visually gorgeous, but incredibly frustrating as whoever picked the subtitle font decided to make the lettering so tiny that I literally cant read it without pressing my face up against the screen. I can make out the capital letters and the 't's', so can generally guess single words like "wait" or attack", but I have to guess all the sentences from context. Why would they do this? Most people are not going to be watching this on a massive, super expensive wall sized widescreen TV. There was no descriptive video option and no option to go fullscreen so no way to recover the Chinese dialog. (I prefer widescreen as a rule, but I also prefer having visible subtitles). I know they know how to do visible captioning, as the English for hearing impaired is in huge, easily visible letters, mostly printed on the black background under the picture. why couldn't they do that with the translated dialog as well? Accessibility is a thing, people. It's 2017.

* Leto vs. Clowns: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/164136602812/whats-your-favorite-obscure-greek-myth-fact-i

* "Killjoys, Season 3 Episode 7: The Wolf You Feed:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/killjoys-season-3-episode-7-wolf-you.html

* "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 16):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/164032511222/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-16

* "Sunday Sweets: Art Deco:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/8/13/sunday-sweets-art-deco.html

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

- Ship in a Bottle. Moriarty is back and grumpy about them dropping that plot thread for four years. I still have lots of questions about how people can be in multiple locations inside the same holodeck. I do like the using the simulation to steal command codes trick. I've seen it done clumsily in lots of shows since, but it is lovely in it's simplicity here. I do like the ethically quandaries around Moriarity and the Countess' personhood and what to do with them. I also think this is the first time they have had Barkley appear in which it hasn't been about his psychiatric issues. He's just there doing his job, which is kind of nice.

- Aquiel. A Mystery, an unreliable narrator, Klingon social friction, and Geordi's creepy thing where he builds an imaginary relationship with a woman he's never met and acts accordingly, brain sex, and the Star Trek version of The Thing.

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Diplomats laughing at Trump over leaked Mexico transcript:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article165303667.html

* "Trump White House humiliated again as phone call transcripts leak:"

Embed: )

* I was mocking 45 for blaming the Generals in Afghanistan for making him look weak when clearly it is his own toddlerlike behavior, gullibility and general incompetence that makes him look week.

Squirrel said, “Don’t blame the dog when you are pissing on the floor.”

* "Republicans push back at Trump tweet on Russia:"

Embed: )

* "Secret Service can’t afford command post inside Trump Tower:"

Embed: )

* "Immigration: The one area where Trump is succeeding:"

Embed: )

* "Trump situation more Nixon than Nixon:"

Embed: )

* "We really need to stop comparing the Trump-Russia scandal to Watergate. They are absolutely not on the same order of magnitude. Not even close.:" https://thewightknight.tumblr.com/post/163813470978/thecuckoohaslanded-sometimes-i-yell-about

* "Al Gore sees reason for hope on climate change:"

Embed: )

* "Al Gore: 'All hope is not lost':"

Embed: )

* "President Trump's Very Bad Day:"

Embed: )

* "Systemic Racism in Law Enforcement:"

Embed: )

* "Trump's Themed Week Fails:"

Embed: )

* "The Book of Mike:"

Embed: )

* "Trump Wants Out Of His 'Dump' (The White House):"

Embed: )

* "Stephen Gives Trump's 'RAISE Act' A Better Acronym:"

Embed: )

* "Actual Trump Quotes Read By Cartoon Donald Trump:"

Embed: )

* "Colbert Vs. Miller: The Stephens Battle Over The Statue Of Liberty:"

Embed: )

* "Racism Runs Rampant in Revealing Dornish Regalia:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/racism-runs-rampant-in-revealing-dornish-regalia/

* "How a 19th century nude painting became a feminist meme :" https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/truth-coming-out-of-her-well-meme/?tu=dd

* I am going to miss @midnight so much. I am particularly going to miss Flula Borg, who unlike the much beloved Ron Funches and most of the other particularly skilled regulars, I don't see anywhere else. There is something deeply impressive to me about being that funny that quickly in a foreign language. I hope he gets lot of jobs in the future.

* Clowns vs. Mimes: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/163813070057/incorrectdiscworldquotes-aviculor

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here:
https://lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/chechnya-en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "A Parable From Down Under for U.S. Climate Scientists:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/climate/a-parable-from-down-under-for-us-climate-scientists.html?mcubz=0

* "Theresa May orders contaminated blood scandal inquiry:" https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/11/contaminated-blood-scandal-theresa-may-orders-inquiry

* This is so gross. "Trump told the French First Lady that she was "in such good shape":" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-tells-french-first-lady-she-s-such-good-shape-n782696

* "State Department spent more than $15,000 for rooms at new Trump hotel in Vancouver:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/state-department-spent-more-than-15000-for-rooms-at-new-trump-hotel-in-vancouver/2017/07/12/5eba5d0c-61bf-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html?utm_term=.f6729351feac

* "Judge: Grandparents count as close family for travel ban:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/14/politics/hawaii-travel-ban-bona-fide-relationships/index.html

* "Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: ‘Watch Your Back , Bitch’:" https://www.propublica.org/article/marc-kasowitz-trump-lawyer-threat-emails-maddow

* "Russian-American lobbyist joined Trump's son's meeting, too:" https://apnews.com/dceed1008d8f45afb314aca65797762a

* Things that make me go Hmmmmm.... "Mike Pence's Press Secretary Won't Say If His Boss Met With Russians:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-pence-marc-lotter-fox-news-no-answer_us_5966f931e4b0a8d46d12100b

* "Conway uses flash cards to explain Russia controversy:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/13/politics/kellyanne-conway-flash-cards-donald-trump-jr/index.html

* "Trump-Russia investigators probe Jared Kushner-run digital operation:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article160803619.html

* "Trump Jr Russian meeting story unpacking like a nesting doll:"

Embed: )

* "White House fails to protect personal data in voter feedback:"

Embed: )

* "Health care protesters deploy 'flat Rob Portman':"

Embed: )

* "Trump's budget would reduce deficit but wouldn't balance like White House promised, CBO says:" http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/13/cbo-releases-analysis-of-trumps-budget.html

* So steal things people literally need to survive to build a nonsensical wall we don’t need. "King: Use funding from food stamps, Planned Parenthood to pay for border wall:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/12/politics/steve-king-food-stamps-border-wall-cnntv/index.html

* "Graham introduces repeal back-up plan:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/13/lindsey-graham-health-care-proposal-240503

* So Republicans think their own health care bill is so terrible and potentially deadly they are thinking of exempting themselves from it. "Senate Republicans exempt own health coverage from part of latest proposal:" https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/13/15966034/senate-republicans-exemption

* "As White House election integrity panel begins work, civil rights watchdogs set up a hotline:" https://mic.com/articles/180997/as-white-house-election-integrity-panel-begins-work-civil-rights-watchdogs-set-up-a-hotline?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.Xjw3xWjGx

* "Y'all know that individual health behaviors - choices around nutrition, exercise, smoking, etc. - only account for about 25% of a person’s health status? :" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/162939757550/jhscdood-heavyweightheart-yall-know-that#notes

* "Typecast as a terrorist:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/15/riz-ahmed-typecast-as-a-terrorist?CMP=share_btn_fb

* "AG Sessions under fire for closed-door speech:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/12/politics/jeff-sessions-alliance-defending-freedom-summit/index.html

* "Chicago Dyke March Drops Pretense, Deploys Anti-Semitic Term Popularized by Neo-Nazis:" http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/240785/chicago-dyke-march-drops-pretense-deploys-anti-semitic-term-popularized-by-neo-nazis?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post&utm_term=Chicago+Dyke+March+Drops+Pretense%2C+Deploys+Anti-Semitic+Term+Popularized+by+Neo-Nazis&utm_content=July2017

* "Liberty over safety is the Texas anti-vaxxer way:" https://news.vice.com/story/liberty-over-safety-is-the-texas-anti-vaxxer-way

* Every time BBC runs that past headlines thing with the guy breaking in to ask the Queen for a smoke, my brain does this. "The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (There is a Light that Never goes Out/Panic):"

Embed: )

* "Trump Said More Than ‘Bonjour’ To France’s First Lady’ :"

Embed: )

* "Stephen Recreates Kellyanne Conway's 'Fun With Words':"

Embed: )

* "The Late Show's Teen Secrets: Snortable Chocolate Edition:"

Embed: )

* "Stephen's Book Report On The New Steve Bannon Exposé:"

Embed: )

* "Stephen Takes A Bite Out Of Jeff Sessions:"

Embed: )

* "Coexisting With The Fair Folk Who Have Taken Up Residence In/Around/Beneath Your University: A How-To Guide:" http://charminglyantiquated.tumblr.com/post/157198258378/coexisting-with-the-fair-folk-who-have-taken-up

* "Poet reveals what it’s like to have sex when you have a disability:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/160155187875/micdotcom-watch-poet-reveals-what-its-like-to

* "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 14):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/160132507312/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-14

* "Jack Rackham and the bust in Boston (’Black Sails’):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/160675459172/jack-rackham-and-the-bust-in-boston-black

* Bullying or Media? http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/160208600200/naamahdarling-spiritscraft-werewolfetude

* "Does Fear The Walking Dead Have A Race Problem?:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/does-fear-walking-dead-have-race-problem.html

* "Foreshadowing with Maps (’Black Sails’):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/161107800922/foreshadowing-with-maps-black-sails

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Putin critic Alexei Navalny jailed after calling for Moscow protests:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/12/russian-opposition-leader-alexei-navalny-detained-moscow-protest

* "Russian Cyber Hacks on U.S. Electoral System Far Wider Than Previously Known:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-06-13/russian-breach-of-39-states-threatens-future-u-s-elections

* "Feds fight suit over foreign payments to Trump:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/09/trump-foreign-payments-emoluments-feds-239380

* "Police body camera footage is becoming a state secret:" https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/12/15768920/police-body-camera-state-secret

* "Schools are teaching kids to fight fake news:" http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/29/health/school-kids-fight-fake-news-trnd/index.html

* "Why knights fought snails in medieval art:"

Embed: )

* It's looking likely I'll be sacrificing my meds to buy Squirrel's as he Can't go without safely and there is a chance the car will take everything he has, and I have enough back up to likely carry me through. A lot depends on where on the 400-500 scale the car comes to. 500.00 is his ceiling and I have the car insurance auto payment and meds money left, plus a little earmarked for a bill I was going to have to not pay any way this month, so I can toss it in instead of putting in a partial payment. Which means electrical and Internet don't get paid, but I'll have a car that works in the day time. We are lucky as fuck squirrel hadn't paid electric yet, as rent and first bill go out of my account first week of the month.

Want to help? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* "The Strange Lovecraftian Statuary of Puerto Vallarta:" https://www.wired.com/2007/02/the_strange_lov/

* "American Gods: Season 1 Episode 7: A Prayer for Mad Sweeny:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/06/american-gods-season-1-episode-7-prayer.html

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "North Korea detains third U.S. citizen:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-detainee-idUSKBN17P038

* "'Outsider candidates' in spotlight for upcoming French election:"

Embed: )

* "Guest: Most French see Trump as a flake:"

Embed: )

* "Rep. Ted Lieu trolls Trump’s immigration policy:"

Embed: )

* "Trump real estate a potential means to pay money to a president:"

Embed: )

* "Sessions, unlike Trump, says DREAMers are 'subject to being deported':" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/sessions-unlike-trump-dreamers-unauthorized-immigrants-subject-deported/story?id=46956350

* "New Trump hire resurrects corruption questions:"

Embed: )

* "Dean on Jeff Sessions: I get the feeling it’s incompetence:"

Embed: )

* "White House Still Pressing to Hold Obamacare Vote This Week:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-22/health-care-vote-likely-in-early-may-house-conservative-says

* "White House officials offer conflicting details of Trump tax plan:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/04/23/white-house-officials-offer-conflicting-details-of-trump-tax-plan/?utm_term=.3315575f659f

* "Thousands march for science!:"

Embed: )

* "FOX boss made black workers arm wrestle for whites:"

Embed: )

* "Marc Edwards - How to Address the U.S. Water Crisis in Flint and Beyond:"

Embed: )

* "Dear parents, you are being lied to.:" https://violentmetaphors.com/2014/03/25/parents-you-are-being-lied-to/

* "Brown in Town - A West Texas Water Crisis:"

Embed: )

* "French Elections: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

Embed: )

* "A Farewell To Bill O'Reilly From Stephen Colbert And 'Stephen Colbert':"

Embed: )

* "Bill O'Reilly's '98 Novel Is Rich With Foreshadowing:"

Embed: )

* "The Steve Bannon Diaries:"

Embed: )

* "Exclusive 'Alien' Trailer With Sigourney Weaver And Stephen Colbert:"

Embed: )

* "Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog - 1965:"

Embed: )

* "Nina Simone: Mississippi Goddam:"

Embed: )

* I was watching part of the Yves Saint Laurent biopic from a couple of years ago over lunch. It got to the scene where they were negotiating with the Americans via interpreters, and I wandered off into the kitchen to clean up lunch and change out a fly strip. I had this strange feeling of rightness, and then it dawned on me, I was half half listening in two languages while tidying up bowls and such. My parents' bilingual dinner parties, when we had house guests from from France. Soft simultaneous polite conversation. Everything right with the world for a little while at least.

* I just had my first boca burger greens and salad out of my own garden earlier. I haven't enough yet to do it again for a bit, but the garden is going most excellently.

Reminder: I'm getting my foot out patient thing done Tuesday, which may effect availability and temper.

* "Already irked fans threaten boycott over Marvel’s new Hydra campaign:" https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/secret-empire-hydra-shirts-marvel/?tu=gav

* The theme of Social Contract theory in Black Sails: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159923124987/your-latest-black-sails-meta-made-me-realize-that

* Steve Rogers, the Warsaw Ghetto, and fuck Marvel: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159918198527/bluefall-returns-phinarei

* "Sunday Sweets For April (Baby) Showers:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/4/23/sunday-sweets-for-april-baby-showers.html

* NWS: nudes. "Normal Moments In Art History With No Murder" http://the-toast.net/2014/06/16/fine-normal-moments-art-history-one-get-murdered/

* "The Handmaid’s Tale Is a Warning to Conservative Women:" https://newrepublic.com/article/141674/handmaids-tale-hulu-warning-conservative-women

* National Poetry Month:

"Stolen Kisses: to Iuventius by Gaius Valerius Catullus:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159918785716/99-stolen-kisses-to-iuventius-by-gaius-valerius

"Hummingbird Pauses at the Trumpet Vine by Mary Oliver:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159922506513/hummingbird-pauses-at-the-trumpet-vine-by-mary

* Dragon Cave: Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* There has been a serious chemical attack on Civilians in Syria. They then attacked one of the hospitals treating the victims with a rocket. At least 58 were killed in the initial saran attack. The survivors say it was Russia or Syrian government forces that attacked them. Assad is of course calling the victims liars.

* "Nunes, Flynn and Russia probe controversies:"

Embed: )

* "Petition demands Melania Trump move to White House:"

Embed: )

* "Can we avoid a government shutdown?:"

Embed: )

* "Internet privacy: soon a thing of the past?:"

Embed: )

* "Tackling the nation’s infrastructure problem:"

Embed: )

* So I'm trying a Wonder Woman rewatch. Keep in mind that I saw them first in real time when they were brand new, to the point that I remember all the little girls twirling on the playground, singing Wonder Woman and pretending to transform. These were so important when I was a kid, in an era when boys liked to pretend only white boys were allowed to be superheroes and everyone else had to be villains or damsels to rescue. Diana had a job and was a superhero too. It was incredibly important and exciting to see her on TV I watched them in syndication into the '80's, but I likely haven't seen them since...I'm guessing 83? '84? The pilot rather cheesy by modern tastes, I fear, and the dialog is rather wooden. You can see the direct line from the Adam West Batman to here, though this isn't that kind of funny. Oddly enough, I had forgotten it was meant to be WWII and they were fighting NAZIs, this despite me clearly remembering everything else about the plot of the pilot. It is just so very seventies in look and feel and content, that I kept forgetting watching it that this is supposed to be the '40's. I am not impressed with the male sidekick, who is no where near her caliber,and I have other qualms. It has not aged as well as one would hope, but it was actually watcheable unlike Green Hornet, and I've hopes of it smoothing out a little next episode. I just... It's hard to separate the reality from how incredibly important it was to a generation of little girls.

* Health Update: I'm about half as sick as I was this time last week, which is a more functional thing. The steroids did way cut down the amount of gunk in my lungs, though I'm also clearly still infected with something. I am really struggling with things like food, though there is no real way to tell if it is the infection, the steroid's after effects, or the ravages of antibiotics. The Doctor prescribed a new long term lung treatment, but I'd already spent two hours at the Doctor and the pharmacy's usually overwhelmed that close to close. I also forgot to check if any money had cleared before I left. I've called a few more things in and will go pick up the mess another day. I am still heavily medicated even by my standards and the infection leaves me exhausted.

There were no tomato or basil starts when I went to the co-op and it turns out I can't even order a gravy flat as I'd planned to as the distributor wasn't even selling them. Sigh. I did get dried mushrooms there and emergency perishables on the way home, but my dream of tzaziki and naan will have to await another mission on another day. I do have a nice set of greens planted outside and have radically reorganized to take best advantage of the sun. My choice to leave the perennial herbs up high on the shelving has proved an excellent idea as the sage and sorrel are thriving and quite happy to poke up through the bars. I'm being liberal with the sluggo even though I haven't seen slugs yet as they are brutal with young greens, and I have a lot of fragile volunteers seeded out of last years crop. Let us hop we get tomatoes and carrot too, as last year was a bit of a disappointment in the carrot green department.

* I love that the late breakfast genre of still life painting was actually a thing.

Next time you see someone mocking a woman for posting pictures of her breakfast, take a moment to imagine the time and energy men used to spend painting picture of theirs.

* Black Sails XXXVIII: Orpheus and Eurydice and Ambiguous Oracles.

I have a lot of feelings about this one. I'm normally a fan of ambiguity and unreliable narration, but in this instance I am left with a fury so deep I'm not sure what to do with it. For the record, I am agnostic on the Schrodinger's Cat situation. I leaned one way after first watching; I lean another way after deep analysis, wavered back and forth, but I am not really convinced either way and honestly wish they had not left us all with this mess. I will explain my reasons and thinking in the analysis, but I suspect I will not leave anyone happy. I know I'm not, but I do feel better having chewed it over at length. I do mean at length. Edited to add: I am leaning towards team live cat after the edit at the bottom and literally more than half a day writing about it.

Side note: Can we please have this cast in all the things? There are so many incredibly skilled actors here. I know Mcgowen and Stephens have particularly strong careers, but can we please put the rest of them, particularly Ms. Kennedy and Toby Schmitz in lots of projects, but really all of them in everything?

Cut for length: )

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Notorious Swedish right-wing extremist touted as expert by Fox Business:" http://expo.se/2017/notorious-swedish-right-wing-extremist-touted-as-expert-by-fox-business_7268.html

* "Russian dissident describes surviving assassination attempt:"

Embed: )

* "Intriguing overlap in paths of Russian oligarch, Trump campaign:"

Embed: )

* "Russian's travel examined for ties to Trump:"

Embed: )

* "Trump admin. plans expanded immigrant detention:"

Embed: )

* "White House 'planted fake story to smear reporter who wrote about leaks':" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/white-house-donald-trump-planted-fake-story-smear-politico-reporter-leaks-washington-examiner-a7603001.html?cmpid=facebook-post

* "Second-Ranking Senate Democrat Wants Independent Russia Probes:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-27/durbin-wants-independent-russia-probes-as-trump-rejects-them

* "Sessions to amend Senate confirmation testimony, answer questions:"

Embed: )

* "Mike Pence used private email as governor:"

Embed: )

* A voice reaching across the space of 4000 years: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157977412047/flintsredhair-valarhalla-what-if-we-just

* "Actual Bathroom User speaks up about Trans Bathroom Laws:"

Embed: )

* "Jeff Sessions' 2016 Day Planner:"

Embed: )

* I just had this weird thought. What if Lori Petty's characters Tank Girl and Lolly Whitehill from Orange is the New Black are the same person?

* TW: Rape. GoT and Male Trauma: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/157631255527/i-hate-to-be-another-person-talking-about-lancels#notes

* "What a painting can tell us about John Silver & Israel Hands (”Black Sails”):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/157907223872/what-a-painting-can-tell-us-about-john-silver

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* Fidel Castro has died.

* "Wisconsin election recount spurs rumors of hacking:"

Embed: )

* "Ringside With Steve Bannon at Trump Tower as the President-Elect's Strategist Plots "An Entirely New Political Movement":" http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/steve-bannon-trump-tower-interview-trumps-strategist-plots-new-political-movement-948747?utm_source=twitter

* "It wasn’t just “fake news” presenting a fake Hillary Clinton: She was held to impossible standards:" http://www.salon.com/2016/11/26/it-wasnt-just-fake-news-presenting-a-fake-hillary-clinton-she-was-held-to-impossible-standards_partner/

* A project to publicize innocent people who were sentenced to the death penalty. "Last Words:"

Embed: )

* "6 Native American girls explain the tragic story behind Thanksgiving:" https://mic.com/articles/160287/6-native-american-girls-explain-the-tragic-story-behind-thanksgiving?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.WMpNuazXt

* A Ballot Initiative intended to abolish slavery in Colorado failed.

* "Danielle Brooks' Emotional Keynote At R29's Every Beautiful Body Symposium:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/10/127848/danielle-brooks-lane-bryant-plus-size-model-confidence-quotes?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=h3&utm_campaign=watch_embed&utm_campaign=watch_end&utm_campaign=end&utm_campaign=repost=2

* "Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry:" https://www.splcenter.org/20150126/speak-responding-everyday-bigotry

* This terrifies me. "The GOP’s Anti-LGBT, Anti-Women ‘Religious Freedom’ Law on Steroids:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/16/the-gop-s-anti-lgbt-anti-women-religious-freedom-law-on-steroids.html

* "The newly discovered tablet V of the Epic of Gilgamesh:" http://etc.ancient.eu/exhibitions/giglamesh-enkidu-humbaba-cedar-forest-newest-discovered-tablet-v-epic/

* "Why Caravaggio was as shocking as his paintings:" http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20161010-why-caravaggio-was-a-shocking-as-his-paintings?ocid=fbcul

* "Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen: Read by Christopher Eccleston | Remembering World War 1:"

Embed: )

* Fuck 2016. Fuck it so hard. "Ron Glass, Emmy-Nominated Actor Known for ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Firefly,’ Dies at 71:" http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/ron-glass-dead-barney-miller-firefly-dies-1201927179/

* "The Lion King Cast Apologizes To Mike Pence:"

Embed: )

* "Trump vs. 'Hamilton' Inspires A Hip Hop Musical Spin-Off:"

Embed: )

* "The Trump Train Is Already Off The Rails:"

Embed: )

* TW: Pet Death. I am currently needing 10-14 hours of sleep a day, plus extra time to get all my limbs properly working, which really cuts into my ability to accomplish things. Fish News: )

* Sometimes I like to imagine Henry VI of England, Charles VI of France, Charles II of Spain, and Louis XVI of France living in a large rambling cottage in the country somewhere with someone to look after the cooking. They would each have their own room and space for their interests. Henry could herd a small flock of sheep and Louis could make keys. Every one would be careful not to touch Charles VI, and the cook could make soft foods for Charles II. Everyone would be kind to each other and none of them would be asked to deal with things like war and politics and they would be so much happier than they were in life.

Henry VI in particular just breaks my heart every damned time.

* I really wanted this movie to be good, but the fundamental disrespect of the religion and cultural traditions is a deal breaker for me, so I won't be seeing it. "Moana Review:" https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CFsYotjdqPAAGHC5pE4U-tErzufwDSHCzy1lonRj_QE/edit

*****

* Suicide Crisis numbers: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016816845/non-us-crisis-line-list

* Victim of a Hate Crime? Report to the police first, but also report here to help the SPLC track incidents: https://www.splcenter.org/reporthate

* Trans Relief Project: http://transrelief.com/

* General Charities list to help groups being targeted in Trump's America: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/153111297079/charities-that-may-need-some-love-in-the-upcoming

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://colinfirth.tumblr.com/post/152963467726/carecen-la-center-for-community-change

* Ways to protest: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/174f0WBSVNSdcQ5_S6rWPGB3pNCsruyyM_ZRQ6QUhGmo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true#

* More ways to protest "So here’s the deal:" http://the-cimmerians.tumblr.com/post/153516131819/so-heres-the-deal

* "List of Standing Rock Resources:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/152671392633/list-of-standing-rock-resources

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "A Readers' Mini-Guide To International Press On America's Election:" http://crooksandliars.com/2016/11/readers-guide-international-press-americas

* "Newsweek: US allies concerned about Trump possibility:"

Embed: )

* I am putting this here with foreign policy stuff because it's a serious interview about foreign policy with some 101 about her job in the front. "Exclusive - Susan Rice Extended Interview:"

Embed: )

* "Trump claimed not to know this mob figure:"

Embed: )

* "Tom Brokaw talks campaign home stretch chaos:"

Embed: )

"Weld: 'I’m here vouching for Mrs. Clinton':"

Embed: )

* "Weld: 'I fear for the country' if Trump is elected:"

Embed: )

* "Unwitting Trump embraces black supremacist cultist support:"

Embed: )

* "Possibility of FBI leaks to Trump campaign raises alarm:"

Embed: )

* "Inside man:"

Embed: )

* "Rep. Cummings: A double standard at the FBI:"

Embed: )

* "Obama goes nuclear on Donald Trump, calling him the candidate of white nationalists:" https://mic.com/articles/158495/obama-goes-nuclear-on-donald-trump-calling-him-the-candidate-of-white-nationalists?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.kH9uxcnLP

* TW: Pedophilia. "Witness: Trump also raped 12-year-old — and used her disappearance to threaten another victim:" https://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/witness-trump-also-raped-12-year-old-and-used-her-disappearance-to-threaten-another-victim/

* I am legitimately terrified, folks. "It’s November 8 2016. Election Day. And you didn’t vote.:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/152721614162/geekygothgirl-jinxasaurus-cheile

* Please,please, please vote. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/152721379682/nillia-just-as-08-and-12-obama-evolved-on

* "How to get a free ride to the polls:" http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/11/01/how-get-free-ride-polls/93104632/

* "Attention: You cannot vote by text!:"

Embed: )

* "Local politicking devolves into fistfight:"

Embed: )

* "Obama tells men: 'look inside yourself' before voting:"

Embed: )

* "White nationalist movement beyond election day:"

Embed: )

* "David Duke: I get targeted just like Trump!:"

Embed: )

* "North Carolina's black voter purge:"

Embed: )

* "Last minute voter purge in North Carolina draws lawsuit:"

Embed: )

* "List of Standing Rock Resources:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/152671392633/list-of-standing-rock-resources

* "Jon Stewart on His Twitter War with Donald Trump:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/11/jon-stewart-on-his-twitter-war-with.html

* "Looking Down-Ballot: The Battle for Senate Control:"

Embed: )

* "Behind the Scenes of the Trump Campaign:"

Embed: )

* "Embed with Desi - Meet the Trumpettes:"

Embed: )

* "The FBI (Once Again) Examines Hillary Clinton's Emails:"

Embed: )

* This is flat out gorgeous and I am art history geeking hard. "Jane Zhang - Dust My Shoulders Off:"

Embed: )

* Right after Squirrel left for work, the TV died again. I tried all the things including shaking vigorously which sometimes works as it's clearly a loose wire thing. Which meant I had to get the spare out of the closet and into position in the living room by myself to even see if it was for sure the TV and not the cable. It was the TV. There is really no room for the monstrously large spare, which does not come close to fitting in the spot the normal TV goes. I had to clear out the gargoyle fountain and rewire things and untangle things and things are still not right and it is precarious and the Tavy guard that keeps him off my computer while I'm working cuts the sight line, but it works for temporary.

This has been a terrible week for equipment. Saturday night, while I was in the bathroom, I heard a crash. When I came out it turned out he'd dumped the expensive and thus irreplaceable 30 gallon light array into the tank, while lit, filling it with about a gallon of water and frying the electrical along with a depressing number of platys. The whiptail and pleco seem okay, I'm waiting to see if the colony survives. Remember how the long twenty light died a while back and I can't afford to replace it, so I've been working with inadequate back up emergency lighting on that tank? Well now I have one good array between three tanks. I'm rotating it, but it's not tenable. The plants are already dying in the 30.

Fuck.

* In a conversation about scent literacy yesterday with Squirrel, I described myself as "Spiders George." (IE: an outlier).

* "The Best Cosplay From Los Angeles Comic Con 2016:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/11/the-best-cosplay-from-los-angeles-comic.html

* "What Makes Anthony Hopkins so Great in HBO's 'Westworld':" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/11/what-makes-anthony-hopkins-so-great-in.html

*****

* Hurricane Matthew has been catastrophic for the people of Haiti. 800 or more are dead and 60,000 or more displaced. Want to help?

Haitian local charities: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154561836757433&set=a.84340697432.97916.713622432&type=3&theater
Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/country-region/haiti
Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/disaster-relief?donationProdId=prod12750029&scode=RSG00000E017&gclid=COnZ5tmJys8CFRBEfgodzWoPXQ

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Trump Florida AG donation timing raises pay-to-play questions:"

Embed: )

* You know that robo poll I keep getting? The latest version added several extra state offices, including the Lt. Governor race I am particularly keen on. I am just weirdly excited about Mr. Habib maybe moving up. I suspect I get polled so much because odds are most of the people in my section of town don't have a land line, this being where a lot of college students, proffs, and affluent types cluster, all good demographics for smart phones.

Look a land line costs $5.00 a month, plus when a phone breaks it costs less than $10.00 to get a replacement at Value Village or goodwill. It also has nice big buttons I can manage despite my issue with fine muscle control. No, I'm not a luddite, and I'm happy for all y'all for whom smart phones work, but I doubt I'd buy one even if I could afford it as I simply haven't the fine muscle control in my hands for things like texting and trying to dial with tiny buttons and I drop things. Like a lot. Odds are good I'd break a phone and since I can't afford AAA any longer, I literally have no need for a mobile phone. Again, I know lots of people for whom mobile phones are a huge help and they do have a lot of accessibility for people with a different set of disabilities, they are just barely useful, too expensive, and super frustrating for me as I generally end up pounding multiple keys at once and dialing is an asshole.

* "Look at me. Look me in the eye.:" http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/149114780826/fandomshatepeopleofcolor-lydiagalaxy#notes

* "Watch Terry Crews Send a Powerful Message on What It Means to Be a Man in 2014:" https://mic.com/articles/105474/terry-crews-just-delivered-the-year-s-most-powerful-message-on-modern-manhood?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.msRDS9mcf

* "What You Need To Know About The Protests At The Dakota Access Pipeline:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/09/122245/dakota-access-pipeline?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=h1&utm_campaign=end

* "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 10):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/149952616607/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-10

* I am apparently still furious about the Nightly Show being gone.

* The really gross things that lead to Terry Farrell leaving DS9.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/150066513927/frontier001-when-jadzia-was-killed-off-i-was

* I'm going to need to think about this one. "A Tale of Two Howards:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/tale-two-howards/

* Louisiana is having a major flooding disaster, the worst disaster in this country since Sandy. Want to help? https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
gwydion: (Amused)
* "Trump appeals for the black vote in front of a bunch of white...:"

Embed: )

* "Right-wing media stokes weird, fake Clinton conspiracy theory:"

Embed: )

* "Trump embraces radical right fringe with new campaign hire:"

Embed: )

* "This 19-Year-Old Could Face Up to a Year in Prison for 1 Gram of Marijuana:" https://mic.com/articles/150519/this-19-year-old-could-face-up-to-a-year-in-prison-for-1-gram-of-marijuana?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.yRLduc0IO

* "Is God Transgender?:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/13/opinion/is-god-transgender.html?_r=1

* The lung machine came. OMG! It came with two full sets of mouth parts, a car charger option, and a spiffy carrying case. I no longer need to bungy it back together after washings! I can alternate mouth parts! The new nozzle is large enough to clean properly without a pipe cleaner!

I got crap for sleep, and ended up needing to stay in bed long enough that I could only get 4 out of 6 to do things under the wire, but the two I dropped have more time before they go critical. There is to be swimming tomorrow, sounds like.

* This year with the Oympics, I cut down to the bits I like watching the most. I cut all of track and field too, because I've decided I just don't want to do that to myself anymore.

Watching gymnastics this year, every time they pulled back the camera to show how much space there was in the arena, I thought about how ridiculously crowded and marginally supervised gymnastics was at my school. Like, literally we weren't allowed on the trampoline past a certain age for fear of head injury. Like the apparatus were so crowded, that they would have to shut down and move various stations to make way for others. (IE: you could do do rings and pommel horse OR you could do high bar. To open the vaulting station, they had to shut down balance beam and half of floor.) We had entirely the wrong mats. There was one coach for boys and one for girls, who did not practice at the same time because no space. The boy's coach was from our pool of general gym coaches. The girl's coach was god help us all, a volunteer Mother. I have no idea what qualifications either of them had to be doing something so dangerous and complex with too many kids in a small space. It was ridiculously dangerous, and in retrospect it was a miracle that more horrific injuries didn't occur. The only serious one besides the usual knees and ankles, was the older sister of a kid in my class getting a compound fracture on uneven bars.

So given there was one coach in this overcrowded room, it should be no surprise that actual one on one coaching was only for important students. This is not a story about how I could have been a contender. I absolutely positively couldn't have been. I was a distance runner and a dancer, which meant my musculature was bottom heavy. I had the strength to lift ballerinas and heavy things about the house, but I hadn't anything like the sort of upper body strength I'd have needed to be even close to decent.

What I did have was a ridiculous amount of self discipline. I'd start stretching before they let us through the door. I worked my ass off every single practice. I pretty much taught myself the one apparatus I was actually decent at, based on instinct and things I half remembered from whenever the last Olympics was. I put together a surprisingly complex routine by myself and polished that thing to pieces with no coaching or adult supervision.

It was not a popular piece of apparatus. Various people rotated through there, but really, there were only two of us who worked that station. The other athlete who was decent on it, was not ideal either for it, I a different way, but was also self disciplined and hard working. We ended up paired up for most of the few years I worked at gymnastics, patiently spotting each other and doing our best to help the other one out, mostly because we were the two who cared about doing this one specific thing right. We were neither of us going to set the world on fire with our routines. We were neither of us Olympic material, but we loved what we were doing in our realistic sort of way.

So we were actually going to get to go to a meet with other gymnasts my last year doing it. This was literally our first chance to see where we were skill wise compared to other small schools with minimalist over crowded gymnastics programs, so the coach actually carved out a bit of time to one on one at least a couple people on ALL the apparatus, presumably to stop us being an embarrassment out in public.

Now, I was also in Track and Field from literally the first year we were old enough to have the option to sign up for it. Track and Field had a classroom teacher coach, the same one for Cross Country and High School Winter Track. Again, one dude, coaching all that equipment. I was not important, so coaching in Track and field for me consisted of getting to see all the stations demonstrated on the first day of every season and then getting told every Monday how many laps to run each day that week, plus the occasional speech to the group on things like shoes and nutrition. I went whole weeks in which one sentence was the only coaching I had. It was a disappointment, as I would have liked to try long jump, high jump, and pole vault, but I understood why no resources would be wasted on me. Coaching time was a very limited resource; I would never be a sprinter; therefore I could never be competitive at jumping. Again, it was disappointing, but I understood my limittions and the time constraints.

Gymnastics was different though. Here you have two athletes who are hard working, but with limited prospects, who are the only specialists on the team for that particular piece of apparatus. The Coach decided to teach a higher level skill, one that we absolutely couldn't safely teach ourselves without a bit of coaching an an adult spotter. The new skill looked pretty solidly within both our existing skill sets, by which I mean, it looked doable from the level we were already on, as opposed to the vast galaxy of things we likely could never learn to do no matter how hard we worked on it. Instead of training us both on it, the other athlete got all the training. The other athlete had more social importance, being from a moneyed family and popular, while I was a scholarship kid.

I never resented the other athlete, any more than I resented the folks who got to do the field part of track and field. Coaching in track and Field was logically allocated where it would do the most good. I had issues with the running coach for being an asshole in a variety of areas, but not this one. I resented the hell out of the coaching criteria here though, because it was pretty clearly class based.

We went. I was like a point or so below the other athlete in difficulty, because that is how much difference having that one skill made. I had way more things in my routine, but they were all the lower difficulty things I could teach myself. I cheered the other athlete on because it really was good work and they were a decent human being, rare enough in that place. At the same time, I knew damned well that I could have been just as good with the same coaching. No better. Neither of us ever would have gone much further than that. Neither of us DID go any further than that. Next year I switched to Winter track and we both drifted out of the sport.

Still, it is weirdly comforting to see bits and bobs of things I once did decades ago when my body worked and I was young. I pick them out now and then, not good enough to make a routine of, but here and there things someone good enough for the Olympics thinks worth doing, jammed in between the fancier stuff, a sign that I was completely off track despite no one giving a fuck as to what I was doing and no help figuring out what I ought to be doing.

Sometimes it feels like I hallucinated that last season of gymnastics, but seeing those little bits and bobs makes me feel a little proud of the stubborn, creative kid I was. I got that far with next to no help or guidance or even a crumb of encouragement except for that other athlete. I did my routine clean and perfect. I had the sense to quit when my head bonked the glass ceiling before I broke my heart trying to do the impossible for me.

Not bad, considering.

* "Sculpture used in ‘Black Sails’ (II):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/148612087312/sculpture-used-in-black-sails-ii

* Louisiana is having a major flooding disaster, the worst disaster in this country since sandy. Want to help? http://thewightknight.tumblr.com/post/148963870683/the-lonely-one96-almalexiaslouisiana-is

* California is now an official disaster due to out of control fire made worse by the drought. https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
gwydion: (Default)
* The Brexit cost the world economy 2 trillion dollars in one day. It cost the US economy 800 billion overnight.

* Brexit damage summary: http://glassphemy.tumblr.com/post/146462649414/somecunttookmyurl-somecunttookmyurl

* "A warning to Americans...:" http://mommapolitico.tumblr.com/post/146436089933/a-warning-to-americans

* "UK roots deep in 'United States of Europe':"

Embed: )

* "Brexit threatens UK political integrity:"

Embed: )

* "From Brexit to Trump?:"

Embed: )

* "Trump reacts to Brexit:"

Embed: )

* "Team Angry Cat:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/144148214955/team-angry-cat#notes

* "Obama Names LGBT Landmark As National Monument:" http://www.npr.org/2016/06/24/483385747/obama-names-lgbt-landmark-as-national-monument

* "US military 'to lift transgender ban' - BBC News:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36628288

* "Here's One Brutal Truth Every Black Man Needs to Hear About Masculinity:" https://mic.com/articles/144618/here-s-one-brutal-truth-every-black-man-needs-to-hear-about-masculinity?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.Y46qtr2BB

* "A massive lake underneath Antarctic ice could be home to hidden life forms:" http://www.sciencealert.com/a-massive-lake-underneath-antarctic-ice-could-be-home-to-unique-undisturbed-life-forms

* "Art Collector: The Windsor Beauties are a famous collection of 11 paintings by Sir Peter Lely, painted in the early to mid-1660s.:" http://myartblogcollection.blogspot.ca/2015/08/the-windsor-beauties-are-famous.html

* "The Long Quest to Get Southerners to Stop Dueling:" http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-long-quest-to-get-southerners-to-stop-dueling?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page

* "Sunday Sweets: Pretty Little Things:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/6/26/sunday-sweets-pretty-little-things.html

* Oh man, I cried my eyes out watching Suited. Between the non-binary people and the trans boy getting a Bar Mitzvah suit, I completely lost it. I wish this was something my mother and I could have done together. It’s something we talked about, but she died before it could be done. The Bindle and Keep people seem wonderful. I wept all over again for the guy from Georgia when he got his suit and for the lady lawyer.

* "Game of Nonsense, Week Nine: Why Are the Starks So Determined to Get People Killed?:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/game-thrones-week-nine-starks-determined-get-people-killed/

* "Harry Potter and the Reread Project: Murder, Monsters, Mystery.:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/harry-potter-reread-project-murder-monsters-mystery/

* I just had a horrifying thought: What happens to the caretakers at the Overlook hotel the year after the Torrances were caretakers? The Hotel would presumably still be open again in Spring and the next Winter there would be a need for a caretaker.

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees: http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* The Brexit cost the world economy 2 trillion dollars today. It cost the US economy 800 billion today.

* "A warning to Americans...:" http://mommapolitico.tumblr.com/post/146436089933/a-warning-to-americans

* "UK roots deep in 'United States of Europe':"

Embed: )

* "Brexit threatens UK political integrity:"

Embed: )

* "From Brexit to Trump?:"

Embed: )

* "Trump reacts to Brexit:"

Embed: )

* "Team Angry Cat:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/144148214955/team-angry-cat#notes

* "Obama Names LGBT Landmark As National Monument:" http://www.npr.org/2016/06/24/483385747/obama-names-lgbt-landmark-as-national-monument

* "US military 'to lift transgender ban' - BBC News:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36628288

* "Art Collector: The Windsor Beauties are a famous collection of 11 paintings by Sir Peter Lely, painted in the early to mid-1660s.:" http://myartblogcollection.blogspot.ca/2015/08/the-windsor-beauties-are-famous.html

* "The Long Quest to Get Southerners to Stop Dueling:" http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-long-quest-to-get-southerners-to-stop-dueling?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page

* "Game of Nonsense, Week Nine: Why Are the Starks So Determined to Get People Killed?:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/game-thrones-week-nine-starks-determined-get-people-killed/

* "Harry Potter and the Reread Project: Murder, Monsters, Mystery.:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/harry-potter-reread-project-murder-monsters-mystery/

* I just had a horrifying thought: What happens to the caretakers at the Overlook hotel the year after the Torrances were caretakers? The Hotel would presumably still be open again in Spring and the next Winter there would be a need for a caretaker.

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees: http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Brexit: David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36615028

* Well fuck. The human rights situation is bad enough in the UK. I am horrified as to what will happen with the EU human rights standards lifted.

* "The 'Avon ladies' of Pakistan selling contraception door to door:" http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/jun/01/the-avon-ladies-of-pakistan-selling-contraception-door-to-door

* "Trump skips politics on Scotland trip (probably a good idea):"

Embed: )

* "Bundy militia bro charged with trying to detonate a bomb at a government facility in Arizona:" http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/bundy-militia-bro-charged-with-trying-to-detonate-a-bomb-at-a-government-facility-in-arizona/

* "Short-handed Supreme Court dysfunction deepens:"

Embed: )

* So unreasonable search and leisure is no longer barred by the Constitution because conservatives don't believe in the forth Amendment. "Supreme Court Says Police May Use Evidence Found After Illegal Stops:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/us/supreme-court-says-police-may-use-evidence-found-after-illegal-stops.html?_r=1

* It looks like the driver in the Freddie Gray case just got away with murder.

* "#BlackLivesMatter Activist: Oakland Needs to Name the "Predatory" Cops Who Raped & Trafficked Girl:" http://www.democracynow.org/2016/6/21/blacklivesmatter_activist_oakland_needs_to_name

* "What We've Failed To Learn About Mass Shootings Fueled By Hate:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-weve-failed-to-learn-about-mass-shootings-fueled-by-hate_us_5762b890e4b09c926cfe5e59

* "House Dems vow to keep fighting for gun vote:"

Embed: )

* "This Is the Transgender Bathroom Ad Campaign America's Been Waiting For:" https://mic.com/articles/146955/this-is-the-transgender-bathroom-ad-camapign-america-s-been-waiting-for?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.4Wet9xdfC

* "'Suited' Takes You Into the World of LGBTQ-Friendly Bespoke Suits:" https://mic.com/articles/146454/new-hbo-documentary-suited-takes-viewers-into-the-world-of-lgbtq-friendly-bespoke-suits?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=style&utm_campaign=social?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=style&utm_campaign=social#.LPjZ3BvhP

* "Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food:" http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/01/poverty-is-literally-making-people-sick-because-they-cant-afford-food/283032/

* "Art Collector: The Hampton Court Beauties are a series of 8 portraits by Sir Godfrey Kneller, depicting the most glamorous ladies from the court of William III.:" http://myartblogcollection.blogspot.de/2015/08/the-hampton-court-beauties-are-series.html

* "House passes Civil Rights Act, June 18, 1957:" http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/this-day-in-politics-june-18-224190

* "Who Dis? - Rep. Steve King Opposes the Harriet Tubman $20 Bill:"

Embed: )

* "We Talked to a Psychologist About How to Explain Donald Trump to Your Kids:" https://mic.com/articles/146830/this-hilarious-children-s-book-perfectly-illustrates-how-to-explain-trump-to-kids?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.9TV4Y3hJW

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees: http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Bangladesh student Nazimuddin Samad hacked to death:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35983979

* "In historic move, the largest U.S. branch of Judaism backs transgender rights:" http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-reform-jews-transgender-20151105-story.html

* I have some issues with the conclusions as to meaning and purpose, but the observations about the clothing look sound. "World famous ancient Siberian Venus figurines 'are NOT Venuses after all':" http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0213-world-famous-ancient-siberian-venus-figurines-are-not-venuses-after-all/

* TW: Rape. "Tabletop Gaming has a White Male Terrorism Problem :" http://latining.tumblr.com/post/141567276944/tabletop-gaming-has-a-white-male-terrorism-problem

* "'I Grew Up In The Shadow Of This': Writer Reflects On His Brother's Murder:" http://www.npr.org/2016/03/19/470280320/i-grew-up-in-the-shadow-of-this-writer-reflects-on-his-brothers-murder?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=business&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160321

* I am thirsty, but there is a kitten asleep on my thighs so I can't get up: A Story of Me.

* "Flint can be read as either gay or bi!:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/141551757652/can-we-please-agree-that-flint-can-be-read-as

* I’m not big on the Freudian aspects here, nor an I in agreement about certain assertions about the unconscious in general, but the rest of this is spot on and dovetails with a lot of my thinking about Flint and Billy Bones’ psychology. "A Freudian finale:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/142309987812/a-freudian-finale

* "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 8) :" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/142458176357/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-8

* EBAYs, 2 no Bid:

Cut for your pleasure: )

* Zimbabwe has joined Ethiopia in disaster level drought People and animals are dying. Want to help? https://www.wfp.org/help

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* We need $200.00 for Property Tax and Insurance by Months's end! Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees: http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* The latest I can find on the mass shooting in Kansas is 3 dead (older sources say four) and 14 wounded.

* "How Does Deadpool Know He's a Comic Book Character?:"

Embed: )

* We didn't record tonight. Instead MrBumblepants and I made my Cupcake tacos. This is something I used to make often for game night three moves ago when I had a large gaming group to feed, as it's cheap, filling, and fairly easy to make in bulk. It's Squirrel's favorite thing I make. I'm pretty sure I haven't made it in a decade, but he still talks about it. I had spring roll wraps, so I decided to make it as there are four of us. He came out of his cave for dinner. After, we went through some of my scents so we could find out want Djinni could both smell and enjoy wearing to give him a better idea of his scent profile.

The month is nearly over. I am starting to panic on insurance and the upcoming property tax bill, with the medical bills I let slide in favor of Hector eating looming still, and I haven't managed to put up an ebay batch despite having the sacrifices picked out. Between Hector and the spoon level and main computer still being broken I just haven't been up to it. Fuck!

* It’s looking like two likely ways for the rescue kitty to get North, so don’t worry.

* Firefly Musing: Malcolm Reynold's Game is on the level of a love struck eighth grader, isn't it?

* "Deadpool: A review:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/deadpool/

* I think we need new hyacinth bulbs as a all of them are growing in with short tops, regardless of size of greenery alas. Still, they smell glorious and more bloom everyday. Here is the current batch:

* "Ten Star Trek Episodes for People Who Hate Star Trek:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/1561-2/

* Walking Dead: I don't trust Flying Jesus. Not even little.

* "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 5):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/139978547202/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-5

* I got a chance to see Magic Mike XXL, and I took it. I was not impressed with the original. I loved the dancing and the backstage business with the ensemble talking and prepping, but I the actually plot with "The Kid," his sister, and Mike's courtship of her was like watching paint dry. I'd heard so many good things about the sequel, particularly feminist analysis of it, that given the chance to watch it free, I gave it a shot. OMG! It was all the good parts with the boys backstage as an ensemble, hot dancing, and somehow managed to be every bit as feminist as I was promised despite most of the main cast being male. It was really respectful of woman, was inclusive of body types and women of various ages, and the new African American characters were kick ass. I'd love to see them foregrounded if they make another sequel. This is the movie I wanted to see the first time, although I would still like more gay and/or bi male inclusion. (There was LGB inclusion this time and possibly T, depending on how that one person identifies, but I'd like to see it more woven in, if that makes sense). This was so much better and i had a fine time watching.

* "7 Real Products That Get Their Names From Dystopian Fiction:" http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/7-real-life-products-that-get-their-names-from-dystopia-1749261720

* I’m going to reiterate my belief that Billy Bones and Flint is endgame, whatever happens with Silver. What would I best like? Threesome. But I’d not wager a groat on it. I’m still in the Billy doesn’t know exactly what he’s feeling and he’s deeply conflicted about that and the whole Gates murder issue. I think there is going to at some point be a confrontation that turns physical that ends in a kiss, though I could be mistaken as to circumstance. I will not venture a guess as to timeline. Flint/Bones just makes sense character wise, narrative wise, and fits with treasure Island, because that’s a good way to get from here to there. I’ve always thought so, but particularly strongly since Billy’s return in season two.

Silver/Flint may or may not be a tease. I’ll be disappointed if it is, but I won’t be angry unless they never give us Flint/Bones either. To me the Vane/Eleanor level mess that Silver/Flint would be is very much a thing I’d like to watch. Hell, I’d love if it paralleled that particular kind of love and war vibe they had, preferably with the same degree of explicitness, but I want Flint/Bones for the end game because anything short would feel like a cop out.

* A response to the above here: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/140028291127/2-while-it-would-be-nice-to-have-some-more

* Want to help the people of Fiji in the wake of Cyclone Winston?: http://www.redcross.com.fj/

* Zimbabwe has joined Ethiopia in disaster level drought People and animals are dying. Want to help? https://www.wfp.org/help

* Help the poisoned children of Flint Michigan. "Water Crisis:&"; https://www.cfgf.org/cfgf/GoodWork/FlintArea/WaterCrisis/tabid/855/Default.aspx

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Want to help finance my meds/medical co pays? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Pensive)
* "Ted Cruz 'Enthusiastically' Backs Radical Anti-Abortion, Anti-Contraception Personhood Proposal:" http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/ted-cruz-enthusiastically-backs-radical-anti-abortion-anti-contraception-personhood-proposal

* "Dallas Cop Stops Walmart Robbery:" http://cw33.com/2016/02/12/dallas-cop-stops-walmart-robbery/

* "Inaction on Flint sparks call for 'disruptive civil disobedience':"

Embed: )

* "Flint mayor ready to replace pipes as state, governor delay:"

Embed: )

* "Inmates Jailed in Flint Forced to Drink, Shower in Toxic Water:" http://mic.com/articles/134549/inmates-jailed-in-flint-forced-to-drink-shower-in-toxic-water?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.wk9bUEN5g

* So to recap, Rick Snyder overthrew the elected government of Flint so that they could poison the city including 9000 children and is now doing everything in his power to stop the elected officials from stopping the poisoning as he says there is no urgency to stop the ongoing brain damage and organ damage and it's much better to delay fixing it so they might do it at greater expense so as to help his political cronies. He is also insisting there is no ethical or legal reason not to charge people for the privilege of having toxic waste pumped into their homes instead of water, nor is there an ethical or legal reason to stop poisoning people in general. We are talking Batman villian evil here folks, and not even Penguin done for financial gain Batman evil as the cost of the damage is many times greater than the money they claim this saved. So clearly saving money is a flat out lie. No, this the the Joker just want to watch the world burn evil, done knowingly to a heavily black city just because they could and they wanted to. They did it for funsies. They gave thousands of children permanant brain damage just because they wanted to.

* "Plumbers From Across the United States Traveled to Flint to Fight the Water Crisis:" http://mic.com/articles/134044/plumbers-from-across-the-united-states-traveled-to-flint-to-fight-the-water-crisis?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.eyGREznAq

* "The story of how two young Irish men pulled off an audacious £7m art heist:" http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/we-didnt-really-think-wed-get-away-with-it-the-astonishing-story-of-how-two-young-irish-men-10270354.html

* It is very quiet here without him and it is so strange sleeping alone.

* Is Anyone traveling from Eugene, OR to Seattle or Bellingham, WA and willing to transport a rescue cat to a forever home? If this sounds like you or someone you know, contact me, please.

* Today I got a reasonable amount of sleep. I also cleaned my freezer, which needed doing. I failed to find the hoped for emergency fruit, but I did discover perogies.

* Black Sails XXII discussion in commentary: http://jonquility.tumblr.com/post/139531287768/black-sails-xxii

* Zimbabwe has joined Ethiopia in disaster level drought People and animals are dying. Want to help? https://www.wfp.org/help

* Help the poisoned children of Flint Michigan. "Water Crisis:" https://www.cfgf.org/cfgf/GoodWork/FlintArea/WaterCrisis/tabid/855/Default.aspx

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Want to help finance my meds/medical co pays? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Etherite)
* A terrorist was arrested in Colorado after opening fire on a Planned Parenthood Clinic, murdering three innocent people and injuring nine others. A policeman was among the dead, the other two murder victims were civilians. He also had what is likely one or more bombs.

* "5 Reasons Glass-Steagall Matters - Bernie Sanders:" https://berniesanders.com/yes-glass-steagall-matters-here-are-5-reasons-why/

* "Donald Trump under fire for mocking disabled reporter:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34930042

* "The Man Beaten And Choked At A Donald Trump Rally Tells His Story:" http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/11/23/3725051/trump-protester-beaten/

* TW: Transphobia, misgendering. "Loose Women panel anger viewers with 'uneducated' transgender discussion:" http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/loose-women-panel-anger-viewers-6905055

* "Archaeologists find Britain's oldest human cremation at Mesolithic pit in Essex:" http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art523965-archaeologists-find-britain-oldest-human-cremation-at-mesolithic-pit-in-essex

* "'Significant' Pictish fort found off Aberdeenshire coast:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-32325310

* "From café owner to Indiana Jones: the incredible trove containing Roman vases, a bishop's diamond ring and a chamber for mummifying nuns:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/rising-damp-excavation-at-cafe-in-lecce-unearths-2500-years-of-italian-history-in-3000-incredible-10186065.html

* "Understanding popular Latin of Roman Hispania through graffiti on pottery:" http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150416084202.htm

* "Julius Caesar may have suffered mini-strokes, study finds:" http://phys.org/news/2015-04-julius-caesar-mini-strokes.html

* "The lack of female genitals in art seems thoughtless until you see it repeated:" http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/13/absent-female-genitals-art-repeated

* "Battered Remains of Medieval Knight Discovered in UK Cathedral:" http://www.livescience.com/50459-medieval-knight-discovered-hereford.html

* EBAY, 4 Days, 2 no bid:

Embed: )

* "Free Celtic knotwork coloring page:" http://thestorydragon.com/2015/11/free-downloadable-coloring-page-celtic-knotwork-wheel-by-owen-wills/

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Etherite)
* "South Sudan's unhappy birthday:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28209014

* "Extinct human cousin gave Tibetans advantage at high elevation:" http://phys.org/news/2014-07-extinct-human-cousin-gave-tibetans.html

* "Wrocław archaeologists discovered burial site of unknown culture in Peru :" http://www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,400937,wroclaw-archaeologists-discovered-burial-site-of-unknown-culture-in-peru.html

* "Skeletons Found in El Salvador Shed Light on Pre-Hispanic Life :" http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/skeletons-found-in-el-salvador-shed-light-on-pre-hispanic-life-553400

* "Ten artists painted the Olmeca-Xicalanca Battle mural:" http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/07/2014/ten-artists-painted-the-olmeca-xicalanca-battle-mural

* "An Aztec shield gifted to a conquistador:" http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/07/2014/an-aztec-shield-gifted-to-a-conquistador

* "Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring: Who was she?:" http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20140701-who-was-the-mysterious-girl

* "Let Freedom Ring: U.Va. Professor Rediscovers Sacred Story Behind Jefferson Statue:" http://www.payvand.com/news/14/jul/1026.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

* TW: Rape Survivors. "Surviving Evil" http://arsmarginal.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/surviving-evil/

* "Chicago TransLife Center Trans Respect Billboard Campaign Launched:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/07/chicago-translife-center-trans-respect.html

* "Would you be mine, could you be mine, won't you be my hater?:" http://metaquotes.livejournal.com/7595640.html

* "Why Heterosexuality Didn't Really Exist Until the 19th Century:" http://www.alternet.org/why-heterosexuality-didnt-really-exist-until-19th-century

* RP: heist in Ethiopia:

Embed: )

* "Renaissance paintings come to life as animated GIFs:" http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/5/5873013/renaissance-paintings-come-to-life-as-animated-gifs

September 2017

S M T W T F S
      1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 1112 1314 1516
17 18 19 20 21 2223
24252627282930

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags