gwydion: (No Angel)
* "Yemen crisis: Famine threatens war-torn country, warns UN :" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33998006

* "The children 'left behind' in Bangladesh :" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34013190

* A would be mass shooter on a train in France was stopped after injuring three people when some Americans and a Brit tackled him.

* "Trump finds common cause on immigration in Alabama:"

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* Effective Police Reform. "Campaign Zero:" http://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision

* "Shaun King And Why We’re So Quick To Believe White Folks:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/127314463382/shaun-king-and-why-were-so-quick-to-believe-white

* "IA Radio Host Jan Mickelson: Enslave Undocumented Immigrants Unless They Leave:" http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/08/19/ia-radio-host-jan-mickelson-enslave-undocumente/205020

* "Rowan County Clerk's Office Defies Federal Judge's Order:" http://www.lex18.com/story/29778096/rowan-county-clerk-defies-federal-judges-order?utm_source=facebook_LEX_18

* Teachers Infographic: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/127322948967/and-remembering-out-of-that-salary-they-are-paying

* "Rev. RG Green: “No True Christian Woman Should Experience The Perversion Of The Female Orgasm”:" http://theoswatch.com/rev-rg-green-no-true-christian-woman-should-experience-the-perversion-of-the-female-orgasm/

In other words, Reverend R.G. Green is so bad at sex he can’t get a woman to experience even a little pleasure and wants all other men to be just as bad at it.

* "Watch 70 horrific instances of Fox News sexism in under 6 minutes:" http://www.salon.com/2015/08/19/watch_70_horrific_instances_of_fox_news_sexism_in_under_6_minutes/?utm_source=Tumblr&utm_medium=Tumblr%20Share&utm_campaign=Tumblr

* "Black Lives Matter Activists Daunasia Yancey and Julius Jones:"

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* "Knowledge College - Birthright Citizenship 101:"

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* "So This Is the Hill You Want to Die On? - Banning Gay Adoption:"

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* It was a good thing I stayed up to mail the ebays first thing, despite the long line. (One open register and customs forms take a lot of laborious typing from the Postal Worker. When they changed up the regs to make it so difficult and time consuming, it was the cause of my favorite one taking early retirement. The poor young lady was terribly embarrassed at it taking so long and appologised to the whole line.) 35 minutes in, they finally opened a second register and they took the guy ahead of me and me at that one, which really helped). Anyway, I was already showing signs of my condition worsening as I waited, and I was terribad sick all day. Apparently I needed twelvish hours of sleep (broken by bouts of terribad), and another 3-4 hours of lounging about before I could pull it together enough to get out of bed. At least my lungs have improved from close to needing an oxygen tank to crappy, but bearable. I am shaky as hell, but I was able to eat. The dishes need doing, the tanks need changing, all I've managed to do today was read about a third of a light novel and rewatch 2ish episodes of the John Addams mini-series. I have also fed plants, cats, and fish, but that goes without saying, really. They eat before I do. There are so many fry in the community tanks, it does by heart good.

* 13 nights of Halloween Swap: http://www.bpal.org/topic/87274-13-nights-of-halloween-2015-edition-sign-ups-open/

* Ebay:

Lindworm 2012 (LE, DragonCon, Event Exclusive): (Company says: Smoky green leather smeared with crushed grasses and wild herbs). 3/4 Full. http://www.ebay.com/itm/301718133830?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

* A list of LGBTQA Charities to donate money to instead of seeing the racist Stonewall Movie that decided to portray a black trans woman activist as a cis white man. 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

* Trying to stay afloat until September: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
Most of a year of BPALs. I ran out of money after Only Lovers Left Alive, so after that is mostly trades/decants/gifts. Thanks again to tibicina for the coveted rares.

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Winners: Edgar Miche, Wooden Bullet, Adam, Cacao-Dusted Sugar Skulls Bath Oil, Bewildered in a Dream, Hard Cider Cake, Ginger Bread Jolly Roger

Runners Up: Aubin Grandpied Bunmanche, Skoocoom House, Honeyed Peach Bath Oil, (Not So) Penitent (Mini) Magdalene, Verdant Decay, Dumb Cake, Eusapia
gwydion: (No Angel)
* Republicans want to remind you that is a national shame and unpatriotic to try to get our soldiers captured in battle back if the soldier's father has a beard. After all Muslims wear beards and Islamaphobia should always trump our duty to the troops Republicans pretend to love so much.

* "These Are the World's Oldest Pants:" http://time.com/2817887/these-are-the-worlds-oldest-pants/

* "Ancient Roman Infanticide Didn't Spare Either Sex, DNA Suggests:" http://www.livescience.com/42834-ancient-roman-infanticide.html

* "New Orleans Teachers and Students Wrestle With Racial Tension:" http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/05/new_orleans_schools_plagued_by_racial_tension.html

* "Janet's Letter To Jane Doe:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/06/janets-letter-to-jane-doe.html

* "HIV, AIDS ward closes at St. Paul Hospital due to decline in disease:" http://globalnews.ca/news/1357165/hiv-aids-ward-closes-at-st-paul-hospital-due-to-decline-in-disease/

* "How Much Do You Hate Yourself, @RuPaul?:" http://genderterror.com/2014/05/31/rupaul/

* Yesterday we did necessary things. Today we went to the park by the bay for a picnic. il_volpe leaves tonight.

* "Love is a strangeness. Not romance or the women who write it.:" http://avian30.com/2014/06/02/love-is-a-strangeness-not-romance-or-the-women-who-write-it/

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: (Etherite)
* "Burial reveals complex origins of metallurgy:" http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2014/burial-reveals-complex-origins-of-metallurgy

* "Grave find may be early false tooth" http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27587104

* "Students discover 7,000-year-old mummy in Chile:" http://phys.org/news/2014-05-students-year-old-mummy-chile.html

* "Skeleton may be Irish Viking king:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-27633853

* "Richard III's hunchback would not have held him back in battle:" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10863315/Richard-IIIs-hunchback-would-not-have-held-him-back-in-battle.html

* "What Australia's early settlers ate:" http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-27619132

* "Never before published photos of World War I:" http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/never-before-published-photos-of-world-war-i/2014/05/22/461e9d64-e1c3-11e3-9743-bb9b59cde7b9_gallery.html#item0

* Today we had the massive tea party. It was good seeing so many old friends.

* "I Believe In The Dark Knight:" http://dennisupkins.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/i-believe-in-the-dark-knight/

* "Sunday Sweets: Alphabetical Order Part 2:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/6/1/sunday-sweets-alphabetical-order-part-2.html

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: Vlad and Niran kissing (Kiss)
* Greenwick Found. "Breaking Down Mass Incarceration in the 2010 Census:" http://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/rates.html

* "Why the Poor Can have Things, but Not escape Poverty:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/87526329712/bankuei-hestmord-those-damn-irresponsible

* "Vampire Burial Site: Polish Archaeologists Stumble Upon Staked Skeleton:" http://www.newsmax.com/thewire/vampire-burial-poland-skeleton/2014/05/28/id/573726/

* "Perps Busted In ATL MARTA Trans Hate Attack:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/05/perps-busted-in-atl-marta-trans-hate.html

* "FRC Spokesman Blames Gays for Santa Barbara Shooting:" http://www.bilerico.com/2014/05/frc_spokesman_blames_gays_for_santa_barbara_shooti.php

* "2014 WH Proclamation For LGBT Pride Month:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/05/2014-wh-proclamation-for-lgbt-pride.html

* " I Repeat, If We Tell You It's A Slur Word, Don't Use It:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/06/i-repeat-if-we-tell-you-its-slur-word.html

* Greenwick Found. "The Truth About Trans* Slurs:" http://www.lgbtsr.org/2014/05/30/the-truth-about-trans-slurs/

* "Why We Must Celebrate Stormé DeLarverie:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/05/27/storm_delarverie_celebrate_her_and_all_her_stonewall_era_peers.html

* "In Memoriam - Jay Lake 1964-2014 - SFWA:" http://www.sfwa.org/2014/06/memoriam-jay-lake-1964-2014/

* "The end has come:" http://jlake-feed.dreamwidth.org/430071.html

* "The Art of Inserting a Token:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2014/05/the-art-of-inserting-token.html

* "I will help you make your transgender character realistic for $5 on www.fiverr.com:" http://www.fiverr.com///greenwick/help-you-make-your-transgender-character-realistic?gig_id=3168286&utm_campaign=base_gig_create_share&utm_content=&utm_medium=shared&utm_source=twitter&utm_term=&view=gig

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: (Lorne)
* TW: Torture. "The Big Book of Female Killers, Chapter 1: "The Blood Countess":" http://thehairpin.com/2014/05/erzsebet-bathory-the-blood-countess

* "Medicare Lifts Blanket Exclusion On Covering Transgender Surgical Procedures:" http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/05/30/3441305/medicare-transgender-health/

Exactly too late for me, but helpful for so many others.

* "FACT SHEET ON MEDICARECOVERAGE OF TRANSITION-RELATED CARE" http://transequality.org/PDFs/MedicareFactSheet.pdf

* il_volpe and I went to Saturday Market. Later we all hung out and socialized. Tomorrow is the grand tea.

* "Misty Copeland on Love, Life, and Leaps of Faith:" http://www.elle.com/life-love/society-career/misty-copeland-interview

* "Are You In A Jane Austen Novel?:" http://the-toast.net/2014/05/27/tell-jane-austen-novel/

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: (Pensive)
* Greenwick found, "Only Chinese-born parliamentarian in UK to quit politics over racist abuse:" http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/may/29/northern-ireland-chinese-mp-might-leave-province-racist-abuse?CMP=twt_gu

* Greenwick found, "Breaking Down Mass Incarceration in the 2010 Census:" http://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/rates.html

* Greenwick found, "States take steps to reduce sexual assault in prisons:" http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/states-take-steps-to-reduce-sexual-assault-in-prisons/2014/05/28/e0fe0ad6-e69b-11e3-afc6-a1dd9407abcf_story.html

Seven states are refusing to do anything. Rick Perry wants you to know that the law ordering them to stop raping inmates is a violation of States Rights, unlike rape which isn't a violation according to republicans, apparently.

* Misogyny kills. "So very tired of the uphill battle.:" http://seanan-mcguire.livejournal.com/573072.html

* "New Yorkers Recall the Days of the AIDS Epidemic:" http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/05/memories-aids-new-york.html

* "Houston makes history approving trans-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance:" http://www.glaad.org/blog/houston-makes-history-approving-trans-inclusive-non-discrimination-ordinance

* "Well Duh, Trans Rights Are International Human Rights:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/05/well-duh-trans-rights-are-international.html

* We are safe in Eugene. Thursday we went along the Redwood Highway to the Avenue of the Giants. I was startled by how quiet the woods were compared to the ones I'm used to. Friday there was conveyer belt sushi.

* "Redingote and Riding Coat:" http://www.fashion-era.com/Coats_history/redingote_history_pictures_2.htm

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: Vlad and Niran kissing (Kiss)
* "Get Rich, Live Longer: The Ultimate Consequence of Income Inequality:" http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/04/more-money-more-life-the-depressing-reality-of-inequality-in-america/360895/

* "Introducing A Divorce Rate For Birds, And Guess Which Bird Never, Ever Divorces?:" http://www.radiolab.org/story/introducing-divorce-rate-birds-and-guess-which-bird-never-ever-divorces/?utm_source=/story/how-marry-right-girl-mathematical-solution_kw/&utm_medium=treatment&utm_campaign=morelikethis

* "The Confederate Flag Is A Racist Flag:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-confederate-flag-is-racist-flag.html

* Maya Angelou has died. Dancer, poet, author, civil rights warrior, amazing human being. What can one do, but weep? http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/remembering-maya-angelou/renowned-poet-author-maya-angelou-dies-86-n116241

* We went to an Ocean beach yesterday. It was beautiful, the right sort of sand, real waves, proper dunes. It was beautiful, but a hard steady wind endlessly blew the sand into everything, and snatched the sun's heat. It was too cold for body surfing without a wet suit. il_volpe and I went in several times as deep and as often as we could stand, which was much further for him, as once the first wave hit my groin, I had to turn back. It was good to feel the tug of tides, smell sea and sand, and hear the cry of birds. I had cleverly brought a second towel for my head in between dips, so I hunkered down in a "posh sand pit" with book and towels to protect me from sun and wind, while il-volpe hunted sand dollars.

* Today is for rest. Tomorrow, we walk amoung redwoods.

* I haven't read Dance of the Dragons, but I needed to read some things on it for something I'm working on for GoB. It's pretty clearly based on Empress Matilda vs king Stephen out of English history. Now I am wondering if the Game of Thrones Lannisters are inspired by Borgias....

* Doctor Who Time Warp:

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* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: (Etherite)
* Greenwick found. "This Country Will Vote On A $25 Minimum Wage:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/17/switzerland-minimum-wage_n_5344536.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

* "Climate change threatens US landmarks:" http://www.enn.com/lifestyle/article/47417

* "Meet the man who makes dinosaurs real:" http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/20/5723826/meet-the-man-who-makes-dinosaurs-real

* "The deep roots of economic inequality:" http://phys.org/news/2014-05-deep-roots-economic-inequality.html

* "New palaeolithic artifacts discovered from loess deposits of Lantian, Central China:" http://phys.org/news/2014-05-palaeolithic-artifacts-loess-deposits-lantian.html

* "Remains of burnt ancient city found in Chandigarh:" http://www.asianage.com/india/remains-burnt-ancient-city-found-chandigarh-594

* "Authorities Find Pre-Inca Site in Northern Piura Region:" http://www.peruviantimes.com/20/authorities-find-pre-inca-site-in-northern-piura-region/22181/

* "Skeleton linked to 1066 invasion:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-27446020

* "Study indicates Spanish conquest of Peru may have resulted in changes to coastal shoreline:" http://phys.org/news/2014-05-spanish-conquest-peru-resulted-coastal.html

* Speculations about the cause of English sweating sickness. "The Dreaded Sweat: the Other Medieval Epidemic:" http://www.historytoday.com/blog/2014/05/dreaded-sweat-other-medieval-epidemic

I'm favouring the second explanation, but it needs forensics to prove one way or the other.

* "Old human bones dug up:" http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/10079264/Old-human-bones-found-at-South-Taranaki-excavation-site

* "Long before Jack Daniel’s, George Washington was a whiskey tycoon:" http://www.salon.com/2014/05/18/long_before_jack_daniels_george_washington_was_a_whiskey_tycoon_partner/

* "These Maps Reveal How Slavery Expanded Across the United States:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/maps-reveal-slavery-expanded-across-united-states-180951452/?no-ist

* "Early Dali work confirmed by experts:" http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27538747

* Greenwick found. "Transgender children know their identity. Bigots in the media don't:" http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/25/transgender-children-gender-identity-bigots-media

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: (Etherite)
* "Tooth-picking behavior identified in the middle Pleistocene hominins of Eastern China:" http://phys.org/news/2014-05-tooth-picking-behavior-middle-pleistocene-hominins.html

* "Funeral relics of pharaonic singer unearthed at Saqqara necropolis :" http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/101518/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Funeral-relics-of-pharaonic-singer-unearthed-at-Sa.aspx

* "Egyptian mummies: Science or sacrilege?:" http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/egyptian-mummies-science-or-sacrilege-9399191.html

* "Unique statue of Phoenician priest discovered in Sidon:" http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/May-19/257031-unique-statue-of-phoenician-priest-discovered-in-sidon.ashx#axzz32MymuZBd

* "Herodian frescoes restored, returned to Masada:" http://www.timesofisrael.com/herodian-frescoes-restored-returned-to-masada/

* "Angels, toilets and graffiti revealed at Sudanese monastery:" http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2014/angels-toilets-and-graffiti-revealed-at-sudanese-monastery

* We spent all day at the zoo and had Indian food on the way home. il_volpe pushed me in the wheelchair the whole way, being a superhero.

* I love San Francisco in almost the exact same way I love Seattle.

* "Sunday Sweets Hitches A Ride:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/5/25/sunday-sweets-hitches-a-ride.html

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: (Etherite)
* Greenwick found. "Treating Prisoners With Dignity Can Reduce Crime:" http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-america/perspectives/treating-prisoners-with-dignity-can-reduce-crime-20140522

* Greenwick found. "Poor People Can Pay Twice After Committing A Crime:" http://www.npr.org/2014/05/22/314875465/poor-people-can-pay-twice-after-committing-a-crime?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

* Greenwick found. "NJ should investigate cost of prison phone calls: Editorial:" http://ht.ly/xaCE8

* "Genetic study of prehistoric girl: Dating and DNA show Paleoamerican-Native American connection:" http://phys.org/news/2014-05-genetic-prehistoric-girl-dating-dna.html

* "Ancient faeces reveal origins of Puerto Rican natives:" http://www.nature.com/news/ancient-faeces-reveal-origins-of-puerto-rican-natives-1.15203

* "Climate change caused empire's fall, tree rings reveal:" http://phys.org/news/2014-05-climate-empire-fall-tree-reveal.html

* "This Is What Comic Books Looked Like in the Middle Ages:" http://io9.com/this-is-what-comic-books-looked-like-in-the-middle-ages-1575449056

* "Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur:" http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/05/13/311127237/turnspit-dogs-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-vernepator-cur

* "My father, 'the British Schindler':" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/hay-festival/10844569/My-father-the-British-Schindler.html

* "RuPaul Still Clueless As Usual:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/05/rupaul-still-clueless-as-usual.html

* Today we had plans, but ended up driving around Oakland and eating waffles instead.

* "Men, stop lecturing women about reading romance novels:" http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act-four/wp/2014/05/20/men-stop-lecturing-women-about-reading-romance-novels/

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: (Etherite)
* "Apples of Eden: Saving the Wild Ancestor of Modern Apples:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/apples-of-eden-saving-the-wild-ancestor-of-modern-apples/?sf2865726=1

* "Alcohol and drugs: Not just for modern man: 'Anthropology of intoxication' in prehistoric European societies:" http://phys.org/news/2014-05-alcohol-drugs-modern-anthropology-intoxication.html

* "4,700-year-old skeleton found in Vietnam:" http://thanhniennews.com/youth-science/4700yearold-skeleton-found-in-vietnam-26111.html

* "Animal Burials, Early Ruler, and Ivory Statue Unearthed in Egyptian Tomb Complex:" http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/09/crocodile-dogs-and-ivory-statue-unearthed-in-early-egyptian-tomb/

* "Egyptian Mummy Find Sheds Light on Lesser Royals:" http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/egyptian-mummy-find-sheds-light-on-lesser-royals-140506.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

* "Ramesside tomb of Egypt's royal ambasador discovered at Saqqara:" http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/100797/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Ramesside-tomb-of-Egypts-royal-ambasador-discovere.aspx

* "What Did Ancient Egyptians Really Eat?:" http://www.livescience.com/45450-what-did-ancient-egyptians-really-eat.html

* "'Vampire skeleton' unearthed in Poland:" http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/170296,Vampire-skeleton-unearthed-in-Poland

* "New study sheds light on survivors of the Black Death:" http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140507211415.htm

* "The 18th Century four-minute mile:" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27298505

* Spoilers. This captures a lot of the things I've found frustrating about this season of Grimm also. "Grimm, Season 3, Episode 22: Blond Ambition:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2014/05/grimm-season-3-episode-22-blond-ambition.html

* Spoilers. This is pretty much where I am with this too. "Supernatural Season 9, Episode 23: Do You Believe in Miracles:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2014/05/supernatural-season-9-episode-23-do-you.html

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: (Jack)
* "A Brief History of Exploding Whales:" http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/04/exploding-whales/361444/

* Talking about AIDS and the '80's and everthing: http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/86606027925/my-first-job-was-at-the-march-of-dimes-birth

"The body is designed to forget pain. The body is also designed to forget that it is designed to forget pain."

* "Bill to Respect Transgender Identity After Death Moves Forward:" http://www.kcet.org/news/agenda/diversity/respect-after-death-act-moves-forward.html

* "Ohio Will Stop Using Solitary Confinement to Punish Kids:" http://www.thenation.com/blog/179975/ohio-will-stop-using-solitary-confinement-punish-kids

* In late afternoon, we went out to a nearby beach. Those of you who've ever seen me at a beach know how bad I am at staying out of the water even fully dressed when it's too cold for swimming. I was good, and only went in far enough for the tallest wavelets to wet the bottom of my trunks. The beach was artificial, so there was a but more gravel mixed in than I like and the shallows had a strange texture, but the bit of shore that gets frequent waves was perfect and it was incredibly good for my spirit to stand in salt water with the wind and sun and sea scent and the sound of waves and happy children, watching kite surfers glide back and forth. Heaven.

I went back up the slope to read. I'd have rather sat on the hard, packed bit the waves had smoothed and ground, but I knew that was way to hard for my bits. I set my blanket up in the soft but failed at the sitting part. Ooooouuuuuuch. We read for a bit and I got sun and wind on my skin, but I hurt myself enough we had to go back early, and I'm back on the ice.

* "Game of Thrones: The Complexities of Tyrion:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2014/05/game-of-thrones-complexities-of-tyrion.html

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: (Disrupter)
* "Geena Goes Home:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/05/geena-goes-home.html

* "Matt Bomer Tells the Personal Story Behind His Heartbreaking ‘Normal Heart’ Performance:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/21/matt-bomer-tells-the-personal-story-behind-his-heartbreaking-normal-heart-performance.html

* "Shooters:"

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* "The Inexcusables:"

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* Note to self: So called reusable leak proof ice pack they issue isn't.

* There is no joy in Crotchville -- mighty Gwydion hates everything.

* "Game of Thrones, Season 4, Episode 7: Mocking Bird:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2014/05/game-of-thrones-season-4-episode-7.html

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "'A Damnable Villain' part 2 - a free pony for your wife!:" http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/a-damnable-villain-part-2-a-free-pony-for-your-wife/

* "6 UK papers shouldn't have IDed victim as transgender, coverage was 'upsett:" http://www.imediaethics.org/News/4539/6_uk_papers_shouldnt_have_ided_victim_as_transgender__coverage_was_upsetting_and_irrelevant_.php

* TW: Transphobia,Hate Speech"'You Gotta Man Up': Klingenschmitt Says Transgender Student Needs A Spanking And An Exorcism:" http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/you-gotta-man-klingenschmitt-says-transgender-student-needs-spanking-and-exorcism

* Today was the grand trek to the pre-surgery interview, wherein I demonstrated a realistic grasp of surgical results and strangers stared at an prodded my junk. I'm nil by mouth after midnight, but there was delicious Afghan food including the vinegary spinach I like and pumpkin with yoghurt sauce for dinner.

Yes, I'm still non-binary Androgyne. This surgery is line with that.

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: (Amused)
* "Enforcing The Gender Binary Is Killing Our Kids, Too:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/05/enforcing-gender-binary-is-killing-our.html

* Last night we had experimental pizza with peaches, my first ever voodoo donuts, and played cards against Humanity, with Karjack and Pjack. il_volpe kicked ass! The other four of us tied for second.

Today we puttered around a bit, then drove to San Francisco.
our hosts made us very welcome. Tomorrow we plan to take things easy. I have a post surgical appointment.

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: Vlad and Niran kissing (Kiss)
* Turklish Police have been cracking down on the families of the dead in the Soma disaster. It's disgusting.

* Greenwick Found. "Report Says Fewer Bees Perished Over the Winter, but the Reason Is a Mystery:" http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/16/us/honeybees-report.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

* Greenwick Found. "Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights around the world:" http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2014/may/-sp-gay-rights-world-lesbian-bisexual-transgender

* Greenwick Found. "State Accused Of Sentencing Transgender Woman To 'Torture':" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/13/transgender-inmate-_n_5317413.html

* Reminder: Internet will be sporadic from log off of this session. I have no idea how often I'll be checking stuff. If it's urgent, like Meet Up scheduling, contact il_volpe also here on live journal.

* We are safe in Eugene.

* Cake: http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/5/18/sunday-sweets-alphabetical-order.html

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: Vlad and Niran kissing (Kiss)
* il_volpe showed up at dinner time, safe and sound. He crashed fairly quickly, and I kept packing, doing bureaucracy, etc.. off and on all evening. I like to pack that way, as it cuts down on me forgetting things. I got slammed with a notice I need to turn in a massive amount of fresh paperwork by the 24th or else. It came today, so I need to get it in Monday. I did what I could today, but it looks like I need last year's account box, which means taking apart the storage unit. Sigh.

* You know, I never much liked the inappropriate kissing family on SNL, but I loved them using it to mock the close minded assholes making a fuss over Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on TV, because that was kind of brilliant.

* ...And then they ruined it by doing a disgusting transphobic sketch next. Charming. Not.

Why can't we have nice things?

* "The Serious Eats Guide to British Sweets:" http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/05/the-serious-eats-guide-to-british-sweets.html

* "The 25 Greatest Homes in Literature:" http://flavorwire.com/456790/the-25-greatest-homes-in-literature/

I'd have picked Pemberly instead of the cottage, and while the Red Death House absolutely belongs there, I kind of missed the House of Usher.

* Until I saw him on @Midnight it never occurred to me Weird Al Yankovich could work blue.

* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/
gwydion: (Jack)
* "US has rocky history with new India PM Modi:"

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* "Big swath of country may lose abortion access:"

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* "New rules could limit North Carolina's Moral Monday protests:"

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* "The Vandals: victims of a bad press?:" http://blog.britishmuseum.org/2014/05/15/the-vandals-victims-of-a-bad-press/

There is a bunch of good recent scholarship supporting the Vandals being not all that destructive and their being strong continuity with the Roman Era. I am inclined to side with the authors f this article.

* "Why Did America Drop The ‘U’ In British Spellings?:" http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2014/05/america-drop-u-british-spellings/

* Brown v. Board and Desegregation Round up:

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* "Using neckties as activism:"

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* "#BringBackOurGirls:"

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* "Koch Brothers vs. The Columbus Zoo:"

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* I've got circular swaps with openings.
Just Tea: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83424-just-tea-spring-circular-swap/
Hot drinks: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83154-spring-drink-swap-open/
Scented Products: http://www.bpal.org/topic/83239-spring-scented-products-kitchen-sink-circular-swap/

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