ruuger: A hand making a rude sign with the text "DO the deformed rabbit.  It's my favourite." (Discworld - deformed rabbit)
[personal profile] ruuger
I just got a review to one of my old fics on ff.net which included the following sentence:

"If anything it was a crime drama with some comedic elements - no explicit n***, but viewer discretion advised for graphic violence not suitable for children." Very meta. I approve."

It took me a moment to figure out that the censored word was 'nudity', because on first glance I thought it'd be something much, much worse...

What makes it double funny is that the quoted line was a meta joke about the TV rating system... :D

Speaking of ff.net, people still often claim that it has a better search function that AO3 (and in some ways it does), but did you know that ff.net also censors its search results? You cannot search for any sex-related words. Which is understandable since they don't allow explicit material, but what makes it suspect is that they don't actually admit doing it. If your search for 'smut' or 'sex', you get a note saying "This error can happen when your keywords are too generic: the, we, are, you, us, etc. Search also ignore keywords shorter than 3 letters. Please use more specific keywords or use alternate wording.". Except that you do get results when you search for 'cat'...

eta: The search also claims that 'nudity' is shorter than 3 letters...

"I wish it would go back"

Sep. 2nd, 2014 04:43 am
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[personal profile] rosefox
It's been 16 weeks since the injection.

Saturday and Sunday I had a weird sort of sensation that felt like static in my head, which may or may not be related to the ear stuff. I was also massively underslept and think that's more likely to be the culprit. But I note it here just in case.

Yesterday and today, my right ear hearing has been occluded slightly; I blamed the storm system that's been squatting over the region giving us all pressure headaches. Today I had a three-hour bout of vertigo, from about 18:45 to about 21:30, mild enough that I had to keep checking to make sure it was still going on but definitely vertigo. Symptoms )

I took two taurine and had substantial food, and it cleared up pretty quickly after that, but I'm quite certain it was neither anxiety nor hunger-dizziness; it was vertigo, and I didn't miss it at all.

I really hope it's just the atmospheric pressure and will go away when the weather breaks. If I need to get an injection in my ear every four months I will be Very Put Out.

Yeah, no, fuck you.

Sep. 2nd, 2014 06:07 pm
vass: Warning sign of man in water with an octopus (Accidentally)
[personal profile] vass
I just checked my text messages. There's one from my electricity company, a "courtesy message" telling me how much average electricity savings they estimate their customers will receive as a result of the carbon tax's untimely death.

(My plan with them is 100% renewable, and I'm a pensioner, so actually I'll be paying the same and my income will be reduced, but I'm less upset about that than I am about their shilling for the government under the cover of "courtesy".)

Kiddie Lit - it's for us all

Sep. 2nd, 2014 08:56 am
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[personal profile] hunningham
[personal profile] soupytwist wrote about Frances Hardinge in a recent book log posting and I was inspired and got Twilight Robbery out of the library.

Now, this book didn’t work for me. I think it was too plotty, too action-driven for me to really enjoy; I tend to prefer the more introspective reading. But I have passed the book on to H. and he is loving it.

H. was reading it on the train t’other day, and another commuter asked him if the book was any good, because they had just got it out of the library for themselves, and then the pair to them had a little talk about Frances Hardinge.

I just love the idea of two middle-aged men in suits having a nice discussion about Frances Hardinge on the train without either of them ever saying “yes, I got this book out of the children’s section in the library”. Not sure why I’m so tickled by this, there we are. Definitely amused.

And I'm going to buy some more Frances Hardinge for H.

Manhattan 1.0

Sep. 2nd, 2014 09:54 am
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[personal profile] selenak
In which your faithful reviewer is driven to google the WWII German nuclear weapon project, because some of the content of this episode made her say "hang on, that can't be right", but her memory of the dates of said project was vague.

Read more... )

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Sep. 2nd, 2014 07:55 am
oursin: Brush the Wandering Hedgehog by the fire (Default)
[personal profile] oursin
Happy birthday, [personal profile] kindkit!

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Sep. 1st, 2014 11:29 pm
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
[personal profile] staranise
It was a very Cat Lady weekend. I showed my landlord and some of my roommates episodes of My Cat From Hell to let them know how not to pet and handle Emily. My landlord then latched on to cat furniture as his new way to procrastinate from plumbing the dishwasher. Which I have mixed feelings about--I like neat cat stuff, but I would like a working dishwasher.

Anyway, now he wants to make a cat castle using a concrete pour tube.

This weekend I also fitted the cat with soft nail caps, which she regarded as THE GREATEST BETRAYAL EVER PERPETRATED ON CATKIND, OH THE FELINITY. After that she was almost mild about and the new feeder maze, where she has to flick her kibble through different levels before it lands in the slow-feeding trough at the bottom. It addresses a few concerns I've had, since she gobbles her food like she'll never eat again and then shows signs of upset stomach half an hour later. This one leaves her with enough Fuck It that she walks away between mouthfuls, and I know for a fact that she left some food in the trough tonight when we went downstairs when usually her bowl is empty within ten minutes of food being poured.

Though tonight she's gone upstairs for once, after ages of always following me from room to room. I figure this is progress--she used to sleep on the shelf near my window, but last night she was up late making noise so I shut her out of my room, which she did not complain about; and tonight she came downstairs with me, then left her shelf after about half an hour and went back up. I may be codependent and go find her.

Tonight I also ended up dispensing cat advice on Tumblr, after ranting about my roommates' cat-insensitive ways.

Something made me think about and miss Bert this weekend, but I forget what.

Daily Happiness

Sep. 1st, 2014 11:00 pm
torachan: a chibi drawing of sawko, kazehaya, and maru from kimi ni todoke (sawako/kazehaya)
[personal profile] torachan
1. Did a couple things I've been meaning to do and keep forgetting/putting off: order new jeans and set up and eye doctor appointment.

2. I'm still feeling completely overwhelmed at work with all the crap that needs to be done since the remodelling, but the storage area is definitely getting cleaned out little by little. And the big deliveries that usually come tomorrow won't come until Wednesday because of today being a holiday, so maybe I can catch up a little more tomorrow.

3. Speaking of today being a holiday, I did work today, so that means at some point I can take a day off in exchange for pay. Just have to find a time when I'm not super busy... (Ha!)

ring the bells

Sep. 1st, 2014 11:07 pm
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[personal profile] frausorge
Happiest of birthdays to [personal profile] reilael!

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Sep. 2nd, 2014 06:06 am
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[personal profile] nny
dreams are so weird, transported instantly from shopping for tiny articulated dragon keyrings in a candy-coloured imaginary Belgium and then waking up in bed. I swear I landed with a thump, too.

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