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Ankaret ([personal profile] ankaret) wrote2014-10-30 12:53 pm
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ysabetwordsmith ([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith) wrote2014-10-30 12:52 am
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Colors of Blood

Here is a chemical comparison of different types of blood in Terran lifeforms: red, blue, green, and violet.  So if you want to make alien blood a different color, these are guaranteed viable.
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KJ ([personal profile] owlmoose) wrote2014-10-29 10:48 pm
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Woo Giants!

I really did not think they would pull this off. But they did. Yay, Giants! Yay, Madison Bumgarner!

Parade Friday, I hope I can go.
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ysabetwordsmith ([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith) wrote2014-10-29 11:49 pm

Poem: "Part of Your New Life"

"Part of Your New Life" is up on LJ, next in the Damask thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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alchemia ([personal profile] alchemia) wrote2014-10-29 11:50 pm
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RE last post...

Noticed 16 ppl "like" him, but only 4 ppl "voted".... you MUST click the VOTE BUTTON- just "like" won't count! (Unless those people voted earlier and can't change it but wanted to say hi)
APOD ([syndicated profile] apod_feed) wrote2014-10-30 05:12 am
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orasimcha batdina ([personal profile] batdina) wrote2014-10-29 08:52 pm

I feel as though I should say something tonight

But mostly? the icon says it all.

[the icon is a San Francisco Giants baseball which will not appear on LJ. Sorry.]

ETA: while I will never enjoy a game seven when it's my own team, tonight's was as close to perfect as a game seven can be.
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ysabetwordsmith ([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith) wrote2014-10-29 10:35 pm

Tactile Sensitivity Resources

A friend asked me for resources on tactile sensitivity in small children. I wrote a response and then realized it would be useful to more people, so here it is. Much of this stuff will generalize to other sensory issues and to adults.

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私信 ([syndicated profile] maru_feed) wrote2014-10-30 08:05 am


Posted by mugumogu


Hey Hana, you look good with the glasses!
You seem to be very smart.

Hey Maru, is it the really same glasses?

Wow, the nose mustache is not so good for you.

Maru:[No one surpasses me in the nose mustache!]

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sasha_feather ([personal profile] sasha_feather) wrote in [community profile] access_fandom2014-10-29 06:47 pm

1 link 29 Oct 2014

Corinne Duyvis at Sf Signal: On Minding Your Metaphors

Note that the title and tag system at SF signal uses "Special Needs in Strange Worlds" which is language I personally am not a fan of; your mileage may vary.
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Kate ([personal profile] kate_nepveu) wrote2014-10-29 07:31 pm

my opinions about Marvel movie stuff

The additional Ultron footage officially released last night: only about this, not future movies )

The Phase-whatever title reveals: spoilers if you've managed to avoid pop-culture headlines in the last day )

The leaked Ultron footage with Steve and Tony talking: further discussion of title reveals, speculation on footage )

Also, there was an announcement trailer for one of the way-down-the-road movies, which I can't bring myself to care about, but if you do, there are you.

Did I miss anything?
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ysabetwordsmith ([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith) wrote2014-10-29 01:05 pm

Poem: "Running Rings"

This poem was written outside the prompt calls. It was inspired by the "sports and games" square in my 9-29-14 card for the origfic_bingo fest. It has been sponsored by an anonymous donation. This poem belongs to the Danso & Family thread in the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ignipes ([personal profile] ignipes) wrote2014-10-29 10:36 am

they are heroes and they are super

What I just finished reading:

Graveyard Dust by Barbara Hambly, as my reading of the Benjamin January series continues apace. Still loving it.

A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar, fantasy about traveling to distant lands and being haunted by ghosts etc., etc., beautifully written but has some pacing problems. Overall I enjoyed it.

What I'm reading now:

Still working my way through Donna Tartt's The Little Friend.

What I'm going to read next:

The library has the next two Benjamin January books waiting for me to pick up, plus I have a couple of YA novels of the sort that show up on people's "things to read for the spooky season" lists. We'll see.


Other stuff... hmm, I guess there were some movie announcements yesterday? Hee. Although, to be honest, I don't have much to say, besides general excitement, and I'm not terribly interested in the predictions game. I mean, I understand why other people do it, but I just can't get into fretting and worrying over movies that don't exist yet. I'll probably go watch them no matter what. I just don't really have the time or the energy to deal with the larger MCU fandom lately. I'm just here for superheroes having feelings and/or biceps, guys.

I should probably catch up on Agents of SHIELD at some point, because people keep saying it's pretty good this season, but I've been too busy to do a mini-marathon catch-up.

Other TV... um, I watched the pilot of Constantine, but I can't figure out if I liked it or not because the female character--the one who was written off the show THANK GOD--was so distractingly bad it was hard to pay attention to anything else. That was some seriously terrible acting. I know it was a big deal when she got replaced but, man, I can't even blame them. Otherwise, the main actor is decent, so far, and I am always happy to see Jeremy Davies being his weird twitchy self. Dickie Bennett is moving up in the world! A demon-hunting professor is certainly a step up from a barn hand who likes to sew people into horses. Although, on that note, the show could definitely use some more gore, eventually, if it wants to be convincingly creepy and demonic, because it is so not there yet.

I'll keep watching for a few more episodes. I was not instantly smitten like I was with the Flash, but I also didn't feel like I had been hit with a brickload of stupid like I did with Gotham. It's somewhere in between.
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lizcommotion ([personal profile] lizcommotion) wrote2014-10-29 11:35 am

All the kitty picspam! and happy birthday jjhunter!

Chance and Ameli
Introducing Amelié, the foster cat my mom might maybe adopt (squee). She is tiiiiny (~7 lbs) and stands up to Chance and likes playing if you move the toy right. She's also been ill lately, poor thing, probably from stress. In fact she is at the dreaded vet right now. I am hoping they do not prescribe more pills because I have several scratches from trying to wiggle away from pills already. Anyway, she is a sweetie. When you are not giving her evil pills, that is. (She is a small black maybe-Bengal kitty facing the camera laying down with her paws tucked under her on top of a soft white mat thing.)

Allllll the kitty pictures; low bandwidth users beware; also beware of cuteness )

Link to a video of a scenic beach we went to earlier this fall; have been meaning to upload for awhile.

Link to a video of Chance and Amelie having happyfuntimes chilling in windows, as cats are wont to do.
The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee ([syndicated profile] ittybittykitty_feed) wrote2014-10-29 08:35 am

Stepping Out With Wylla Stout: Another Visit at Wag

Posted by Laurie Cinotto

Wylla and I stopped by Wag Pet Market to do a little shopping, and say hello to Jennifer ( AKA Opal the Human's mom).  

Wylla's been there at least a dozen times.  She feels quite comfortable there,  always makes herself right at home.    


She always likes to sniff the buckets of dog treats, examine the cat toys, and check out all the stacks of pet beds.   She found a cat pod on the shelf, climbed right in, and got cozy.


While she chilled in the pod,  she "agreed" to model a couple of Halloween costumes.


What a cute little pumpkin.



Maybe if I fall asleep, they will stop. 


I had been thinking about getting a second pod, so we could have one for the kittens and one for the big cats.  


Wylla seemed awfully fond of this one.



So, it came home with us that afternoon.


Thanks for the visit, Jennifer!  And thanks for humoring us, Wylla. You're a trooper.

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Electra ([personal profile] starlady) wrote2014-10-29 09:23 pm

Wednesday Books in Bali

What I've Read
One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire--so, I actually quite like the Toby Daye books, which is funny because they're the sort of thing I'd have thought, four years ago, were not my cup of tea at all. But I've attended the parties for about half of the Toby Daye books, including this one, and liked them better and better…though I somehow failed to acquire this one in paper, which led to me acquiring it from (vomit) Amazon because I have a gift card there, and because the eighth book out and Everything Changes (again) and I didn't want to fall even further behind. I really liked it; I think in the Toby books in particular it's possible to see McGuire growing by leaps and bounds as a writer, and the climax takes place in one of my favorite parts of San Francisco. The books take place in a city but aren't typical "urban fantasy" by any means, and I do like Toby and her sarcasm and her need for coffee. I figured out the [spoiler] ages ago, and never really cared about that character anyway, but I liked them in this book more than I ever had before. I'm excited for the next three, when I get to them.

I also finished Silver Spoon volume 1. It's adorable and also very interesting. I find it really cool how Arakawa manages to make even the most mundane activities seem--not overly dramatic, but momentous in their own quotidian way. The horseback riding sequence is a good example of this. I also think it's interesting that this is the story she chose to do after FMA--she could have done whatever she wanted after FMA, and she started writing a manga about cows (and other things) set in Hokkaidou. Nice. Anyway, I love it, and it's great.

What I'm Reading Now
Yoon Ha Lee, Kate Elliott, and Rae Carson are the guests of honor at Sirens next year, and since I've loved some of Lee's short stories individually for a while, and had the collected volume of them, Conservation of Shadows, in my "to read" pile for a while, I started that on the plane this afternoon. It is also great; I love the math and science elements and Asian influences of Lee's space opera futures, and fantastic pasts.

Also, Silver Spoon vol. 2.

What I'm Reading Next
Well, more Silver Spoon when I get back to Japan. I'm also planning on buying Clariel by Garth Nix in paper when I get to Australia (bizarrely, the Australian cover is clearly the best of the lot), and possibly also Justine Larbalestier's Razorhurst (the Australian cover of that is better, too). Reading Yoon Ha Lee also makes me really want to read Ancillary Sword, so probably that soon too.

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ysabetwordsmith ([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith) wrote2014-10-29 03:23 am

Poem: "Good Minions Are Hard to Find"

This poem came out of the October 7, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from Siliconshaman. It also fills the "coma" square on my 7-31-14 card for the hc_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette and an anonymous donor. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith ([personal profile] ysabetwordsmith) wrote2014-10-29 12:16 am

Story: "The Path of the Sun" Part 3

This story belongs to the Schrodinger's Hulk series, a crossover between Hulk and Schrodinger's Heroes. It is a sequel to "Safe Keeping" and "Two Spirits, One Past," and "For the Very First Time." It fills the "original characters" square in my 6-11-14 card for the [community profile] fanbingo fest, and the "sunny" square in the public card for the Birthday Bingo fest.

Format: Fiction
Title: "The Path of the Sun"
Fandom: Hulk/Schrodinger's heroes
Summary: Bruce is not a fan of birthdays, nor of parties in general. Pat is pretty sure he can change Bruce's mind.
Required Warnings: No standard warnings apply.
Notes: Gentle coaxing, laid-back planning, low-key celebration, party food, games, team as family, cottoncandy fluff.

Here ends "The Path of the Sun." Thank you all for sticking with the Schrodinger's Hulk series this far! I love your input. Final thoughts on the story overall are welcome, in addition to reactions on this specific chapter.

I do not have another piece of fanfic to post at this time. I've been crazy-busy the last few weeks and will be through the end of October. Sorry to break off like this, but when I'm overbooked I have to cut the nonpaying projects first. :( Keep an eye on the fiction and poetry tags here in my blog; I'll post more if or when I have some.

A note on feedback: While it's not necessary to comment on every post I make, remember that I don't know who reads/likes things if nobody says anything. Particularly on long stories, I've discovered that I get antsy if there's nothing but crickets chirping for several posts. So it helps to give me feedback at least once, even if it's just "I like this" or "This one doesn't grab me." First and last episodes are ideal if you rarely feel inspired to comment in the middle.

Begin with Part 1, Part 2.

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