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Fandom: Real Ghostbusters
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Peter Venkman and PINKIE PIE!!!!
Content Notes/Warnings: A TON of partying. You've been warning.
Medium: Photoshop, SAI
Artist on DW/LJ: tdotbabs (me!)
Artist Website/Gallery:
Why this piece is awesome: Because little Peter Venkman is rocking the house with Pinkie Pie! Twice the insanity, twice the fun!:D
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A coworker told me about a new CSA with a location near my work: you place your order online during the week and pick it up Saturday through Monday. I tried it for the first time this week, with much excitement. It's been years since I've done a CSA-style grab bag of produce.

This week's $35 variety bag included eggs, apple cider, apples, green pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, sweet potatoes, and both a butternut and spaghetti squash. Due to conflicting sleep schedules, I was on my own for dinner tonight, so I dug out my much-adored Vegetables Every Day cookbook and went to the cauliflower chapter.

I've never actually started a dish from a whole, leafy cauliflower before, but Bishop didn't fail me. After quick jaunt to the grocery store for some fresh basil, this here:

fresh head of cauliflower

Became this curried cauliflower with spinach:

curried cauliflower & spinach

Recipe here at our [community profile] faultlessrecipes journal.
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Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe [Captain America]
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Peggy Carter, Howling Commandos
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: [ profile] paperflower86
Artist Website/Gallery: [ profile] paperflower86 [ profile] paperflower86
Why this piece is awesome: I love poster styled art, but these are particularly fabulously executed. With the close attention to history and detail, they're a visual immersion in Steve's war.

Link: this piece on deviantart * this piece on tumblr
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Gotham is a mess, but it has seeds of a show I could enjoy - Donal Logue is really good as Harvey Bullock and Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney grabs my attention and holds it hostage every time she's onscreen. I see people call her OTT or annoying, but I think she's exactly what a lady mob boss on a show set in Gotham City should be.

As I said on Tumblr last night, now I want the story where Annalise Keating from How to Get Away with Murder is her lawyer. They grew up together (Philly and Gotham are not that far from each other), and took different paths to power. Now as adults, Annalise gets the call to defend Fish (?! I feel like she needs an actual name her friends call her; just saying "Fish" makes me think of Abe Vigoda.) and they have hot antagonistic reunion sex. You know you want to write it for me

I also think the kid playing Bruce was good in his scene last night minor spoiler ) but I still do not like what they're doing with Alfred. And also Jim Gordon needs to show some personality soon, because right now he's not very compelling.

I was thinking about this on my commute home tonight, and if I were the one writing this show, I would have done it slightly differently - keeping the elements that they've given us, I would have had Cobblepot be the parallel/foil for Gordon. Sure, he works for the mob, but he's trying to be a decent guy! I would have started him out as the smartest guy in the room just trying to survive in shark-infested waters, not a homicidal cretin with mommy issues. And then he could be get angrier and more corrupt and more broken over the course of the series, just as Jim Gordon gets more and more worn down trying to be the lone righteous man in the GCPD.

I mean, this is not revolutionary - I feel like they could have easily done a DC universe version of The Wire, where Fish Mooney is Avon Barksdale and Cobblepot is Stringer Bell, trying to go legit but not being able to etc.

Right now, as I said, I feel like it has elements that could work, but ugh, they need to stop the winking-and-nudging about the comics, and just go for it.

Arrow comes back next week and The Flash starts, so at least there'll be some actual entertaining superheroing going on soon on my tv.


Sleepy Hollow
spoilers )

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Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe [Captain America]
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Bucky Barnes & Steve Rogers
Content Notes/Warnings: animated gif, canon injuries
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [ profile] renew01
Why this piece is awesome: Ridiculous and ridiculously cute fanart animations ftw! An intense moment from the denouement of the film is chibified and set on a hypnotising loop.

Link: untitled winter soldier gif
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This is a crosspost from Infotropism. You can comment here or there.

tl;dr – if we usually talk on IM/GTalk you won’t see me around any more. Use IRC, email, or other mechanisms (listed at bottom of this post) to contact me.

Background: Google stopped supporting open standards for IM a few years ago.

Other background: when I changed my name in 2011 I grabbed a GMail account with that name, just in case it would be useful. I didn’t use it, though — instead I forwarded any mail from it to my actual email address, the one I’ve had since the turn of the century:, and set that address as my default for everything I could find.

Unfortunately Google didn’t honour those preferences, and kept exposing my unused GMail address to people. When I signed up for Google Groups, it would be exposed. When I shared Google Docs, it would be exposed. I presume it was being exposed all kinds of other ways, too, because people kept seeing my GMail address and thinking it was the right way to contact me. So in addition to the forwarding I also set up a vacation reminder telling anyone who emailed me there to use my actual address and not to use the Google one.

But Google wasn’t done yet. They kept dropping stuff into my GMail account and not forwarding it. Comments on Google docs. Invitations. Administrative notices. IM logs that I most definitely did not want archived. These were all piling up silently in an account I never logged into.

Eventually, after I missed out on several messages from a volunteer offering to help with Growstuff, I got fed up and found out how to completely delete a GMail account. I did this few weeks ago.

Fast forward to last night, when my Internet connection flaked out right before I went to bed. I looked at all my disconnected, blank windows, shrugged, and crashed for the night. This morning, everything was better and all my apps set about reconnecting.

Except that Adium, the app I use for instant messaging, was asking me for the GTalk password for Weird, I thought, but I had the password saved in my keychain and resubmitted it. Adium, or more properly GTalk, didn’t like it. I tried a few more times, including resetting my app password (I use two-factor auth). No luck.

Eventually I found the problem. Via this Adium bug report I learned that a GMail account is required to use GTalk. Even if you don’t use (and have never used) your GMail address to login to it, and don’t give people a GMail address to add you as a contact.

So, my choices at this point are:

  1. Sign up again for GMail, continue to have an unused and unwanted email address exposed to the public, miss important messages, and risk security/privacy problems with archiving of stuff I don’t want archived; or,
  2. Set up Jabber/XMPP, which will take a fair amount of messing around (advice NOT wanted, I know what is involved), and which will only let me talk to friends who don’t use GMail/GTalk (a small minority); or,
  3. Not be available on IM.

For now I am going with option 3. If you are used to talking to me via IM at my address, you can now contact me as follows.

IRC: I am Skud on and on some other specialist networks. On Freenode I habitually hang around on #growstuff and intermittently on other channels. Message me any time; if I’m not awake/online I’ll see it when I return.

Email: as ever, or for Growstuff and related work.

Social media: I’m on social media hiatus and won’t be using it to chat at length, but still check mentions/messages semi-regularly.

Text/SMS: If you have my number, you know where to find me.

Voice/video (including phone, Skype, etc): By arrangement. Email me if you want to set something up.

To my good friends who I used to chat to all the time and now won’t see around so much: please let me know if you use Jabber/XMPP and if so what your address is; if you do, then I’ll prioritise getting that set up.

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post-tags: instagram, crosspost Spock listens to @jodiecongirl speak about behavioral economics. #BGGD

Religious leader

Sep. 30th, 2014 10:53 pm
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Oh. My. Life! It's the middle of the High Holy Days, right, I'm up to my eyes preparing half a dozen major events in 3 weeks. And term started yesterday and I have a new PhD student, so work is fairly overwhelming too. So the day before the New Year, I get an urgent message from an old friend in Sweden asking me to come and run the Progressive Jewish community's big annual showcase event, because the person who was supposed to be doing it has pulled out for overriding personal reasons. And obviously every Jewish professional is massively busy at this season, and apparently they remember me fondly from 5 years back...

I mean, I can do a full weekend of activities with a mix of social, liturgy and Jewish study. I can even do it at short notice, if I have to. I can liaise with a bunch of people in a different country who have strong views about how they want to run things and haven't necessarily come to a consensus before consulting me. But to do this when the two weeks between hearing about it and it actually happening contain Rosh haShana and Yom Kippur and the start of term, that's a big ask. To cap it off, I am walking into two politically fraught situations, both at the national politics level (Sweden has just had national elections with a massive swing to the far-right party), and at the community politics level (the broader community just sacked their rabbi because he was too successful at his brief of attracting young people to synagogue and making things more dynamic, and it turns out the old stalwarts don't like change.) And again, I can handle politically fraught, but only if I have really plenty of time to prepare, not just intellectually but talking to people and sounding out what the issues are and where I need to tread carefully.

Also, would you believe that the theme for the weekend is "how to deal with legitimate criticism of Israel in a climate of anti-semitism". Um. That is waaaaaay the hell outside my comfort zone, very hard to teach in a text-based way, and likely to provoke some really passionate and potentially conflicting responses.

anxieties )

Oh, and in other news the university has invited me as a special guest to attend a lecture by former Archbishop The Rt Rev & Rt Hon Lord Rowan Williams. I assume because they wanted to showcase interfaith diversity, but it's weird that I've ended up as someone the university trots out to meet VIPs. The lecture is public, but I get to attend a formal dinner as well. I'm kind of excited about this, but also I could do without it being 24 hours before the start of Yom Kippur.

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Sep. 30th, 2014 08:59 pm
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No seriously. I've moved on to week six. Week six is like week five, which means that the difficulty is turned ever so slightly down from last time so as to build up to day three which is 25 minutes of running. (Day 3 of week five was 20 minutes)

So today was 5-8-5 minutes running, with 3 minutes walking in between. After last time? Soooo easy. No, seriously. I shall move straight on to day 2 next time and repeat the whole week if necessary and as many times as necessary, seeing as how this is the last week with any walking in it.

Today I learned why it is Evil Laura insists that you keep moving when you have been allowed to slow down. After the 8 minutes run I had to stop briefly because my shoe lace had come undone, and just the short amount of time it took to tie it, I could feel my legs stiffening up. Spent the rest of the walking break getting rid of that sensation.

I started the program a bit later on the route than normally today. Normally I listen to one song on my ipod and then start the program afterwards. That way I can get up the short but steep hill before I have to run. Today, I listened to two songs, because the next one that came up was a really good one. This meant that I was home before the cool down walk was completed. As it was raining, I opted to finish up in doors, so I found myself doing laps around the dining table like an idiot.

(crossposted from my own journal)

this week is fucking fired

Sep. 30th, 2014 02:35 pm
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Today I:

* had to stay awake for 24 hours or so to be awake for the plumber;

* discovered, when sitting down on the guest room bed to chat with the plumber while he worked, that somebody (Gabe) had peed on the bed;

* stripped the bed linens and chucked them in the wash to soak, sprayed the mattress down with Nature's Miracle (it had a waterproof pad on it but that doesn't do much about the smell) and propped it up to dry;

* finally got to bed after the plumber was finished;

* heard, just as I was dozing off, the Leakfrog sounding its HELP HELP I AM IN WATER alert;

* went downstairs to discover the laundry drain sink had ONCE AGAIN backed up and flooded because SOMEBODY forgot to check the drain for lint, naming no names ALL RIGHT IT WAS ME, and had to spend an hour cleaning up the flood.

This week is fucking fired.

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Sep. 30th, 2014 02:31 pm
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This stinkbug is egregious. Read more... )
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Accidentally on Purpose by [ profile] nekare & [ profile] notallbees
Steve and Bucky have makeouts but don't talk about it, until the strain of not talking about it takes its toll. Aw, boys.

and feel its total dark sublime by [ profile] schweinsty
The Winter Soldier slowly finds himself. Lovely.

the blood of the covenant by [ profile] Quietbang
"Sometimes..." He sighs again. "Sometimes, I... I'm so sure this isn't real. That I ain't real. That I'm, I'm having a dream and I'll wake up in the TB ward, or on-- or like Buck, on Zola's table, maybe that's it, maybe he's experimenting, trying to get me to give him classified information with my dreams--" His voice is rising, growing tighter with each word, but Sam just nods. He's learned that, in conversations like these, you let the vet take the lead. Steve is looking at him, though, expecting him to say something, so he does.

"That sounds tough," he says honestly.

Steve let out a shaky breath. "Yeah. Yeah, I guess that's one word for it. But I'd never-- this ain't something I could dream or hallucinate. The showers on base weren't hot, and there sure as hell weren't any in the trenches. Maybe on leave, you might go to a hotel or a brothel, and once we were billeted in this English country house, but it isn't something I'd ever got used to. So-- so this must be real. I couldn't imagine it."
Oh, Steve.

build it bigger than the sun by [ profile] defcontwo
Steve is getting really tired of the Avengers cockblocking him and Bucky. Hee! This is adorable.

Chilling With The Hulk by [ profile] Bouzingo
Bucky goes to Bruce because he knows he can't kill the Hulk and it makes him feel safe. Bruce understands. Oh honey.

Five Tries by [ profile] nimmieamee
Five times Steve tries to find Bucky a family (pre-CATWS). Oh heart.

Heaving Beasts and Throbbing Pens by [ profile] lanyon
Writing becomes part of Bucky's therapy. Nobody knows he's written a best-selling trilogy, though. Oh Bucky.

If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked a Cake by [ profile] OddityBoddity
Bucky and Clint bond over baking and also time travel. Hee!

Impossible Measurements by [ profile] nimmieamee
"Steve, I love you," he'd said. To many Steves. Not to this man, maybe, but to the jumble of different Steves that existed inside him. The same Steve. But also all the different measurements of Steve, the different sizes he'd occupied. To every one, he'd said the same thing. Bucky tries to remember what it means, to love Steve. Oh my heart.

Life for me ain't been no crystal stair by [ profile] tigriswolf
The Winter Soldier rescues a little girl having an asthma attack, and suddenly everything in his life changes. Oh Bucky.

A Little Bit of You, A Little Piece of Me by [ profile] IamShadow21
I could read a million variations on this "Hydra made clones of Steve and/or Bucky and now Steve (&/or Bucky) has to take care of them" thing that's suddenly popular, and this is a particularly sweet version. ♥

Maria Hill's Bi-Annual Performance Review by [ profile] Niobium
Tony brings up an interesting question during Maria Hill's first performance review at Stark Industries. <3

Mission Parameters by [ profile] what_alchemy
Steve gets de-aged. The Winter Soldier takes care of him as they hide out from HYDRA (and the rest of the world). Oh my heart.

nothing in me wasted by [ profile] lupinely
Steve's got three people who love him (and each other) a lot. He just needs to get his shit together and figure it out. Oh Steve.

One last thaw by [ profile] mtothedestiel
Steve and Bucky find a clone baby in a Hydra base. Oh heart.

Poltergeists by [ profile] dirtybinary
Bucky takes Steve with him instead of leaving him on the Potomac. This is really lovely and I enjoyed it a lot.

Some Guardian Angels Have Missing Parts by [ profile] hufflepirate
When the Avengers all get de-aged, Bucky has to step out of the shadows to help. Oh, Bucky. *heart*

Wait for the Word by [ profile] sara_holmes
"Oh, Captain America," Bucky calls, voice a dangerous sing-song. The edge of a blue shoulder and elbow he can see don't move an inch.

Stopping completely about four feet away from the tree, Bucky crosses his arms over his chest, feeling utterly unimpressed. "I can see you," he calls, to a response of nothing. "Steve. You're behind a tree that isn't as wide as your shoulders. I can literally see you."

Finally, Steve moves. He appears from behind the tree, thumb tucked in his belt and expression carefully nonchalant, smiling at Bucky like he wasn't an idiot who had just got himself shot. "Oh hey, Buck."

"Don't you," Bucky begins, voice threatening as he scans Steve and spots a new tear in his uniform, across the side of his calf. "Don't you 'hey Buck' me," he tries, but Steve is still looking at him with a stupid winning smile fixed firmly in place, and it's no good, Bucky is starting to laugh.

"Stop grinning at me, punk, I'm mad at you," he insists. "Oh my god, you were hiding behind a tree, how have you survived this long-"

"Dumb luck," Steve says.
This is adorable.

Written in Blood and Bone by [ profile] Sholio
"When I found this place, I thought Steve would like this. And, well. Now I can show you."

Steve couldn't speak, mostly because when he'd first come out of the ice, it had happened to him all the time. Bucky would love this. I can't wait to show it to him. And then there would come the awful knowledge that he couldn't. In time the raw grief, so powerful he thought he'd die of it, had scabbed over to a dry and painful ache, so much a part of him that he no longer knew what it would feel like not to carry it around with him.

Until that day on a DC freeway overpass.

And then he'd been in a strange kind of limbo, grief and loss and anger all wrapped up into a snarled ball where his heart used to be. Because he hadn't known, couldn't know until he found Bucky how much was left of his friend and how much was still to be mourned, and he'd been living with that phantom-pain missing-limb grief for so long at that point anyway that he wasn't sure how to not feel it anymore.

All this tied together in his throat until he managed to swallow it enough to say, "I love it. Thank you for showing it to me."
Bucky reluctantly teams up with Steve and Natasha on a mission, and everybody has a lot of emotions. <3

your bones are mine to save (my bones are yours to break) by [ profile] biggrstaffbunch
If there was only one reason he's your best friend, it'd have to be his heart— the enormous, unbelievable, incredible expanse of it.

So when he grabs your shoulder and digs his thumb into your collarbone, anchoring you to the ground, eyes staring bright blue holes into your face, pleading for you not to go at it on your own, you stop. You listen.

And you try to remember.
I'm not crying, you're crying. *sobs*


this road never looked so lonely

Sep. 30th, 2014 01:16 pm
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Conceal me what I am by [ profile] Teaotter
In which Oliver once worked with the Winter Soldier and now he's trying to save him.


The Losers/Avengers

Everybody Wants a Thrill by [ profile] Fyre
Fun Captain America/The Losers crossover. I wish we'd gotten to see Natasha and Aisha meet though.

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Scenes from a Dojo by [ profile] Angel_Negra
Eliot teaches little girls how to fight. Darling!


Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Until My Well Runs Dry by [ profile] impertinence
Sweet, hot Phryne/Jack.


Guardians of the Galaxy

Revisionist History by [ profile] hitlikehammers
Peter comes home. His grandfather has been waiting. I'm not crying, it's just raining on my face.

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Kerbal Space Program continues to be a lot of fun. [personal profile] woggy is being of immense help. I just have to ignore my instinct to over-engineer. I've only killed one Kerbal! I feel terrible about this, but he's an orange suit and will come back eventually. So I'm told.

Brent and I are not going to Coronation this weekend, despite a desire to. The site ran out of cabins almost a month and a half ago. I wish all the best to Their Majesties Uther and Brigit and hope for a long reign for Their heirs, Caillen and Danielle!

We're visiting Linda this weekend. But Friday I'm going with Elise to see Hocus Pocus at the Saenger downtown. I am so excited about it. Bette Midler! Singing! And being one of the Sanderson sisters! What's not to like?

It's very quiet today at work. I have to leave at 12:30 for a dental appointment. It's a rough spot from the decalcifcation from braces, so they're going to smooth it over a bit so that nothing gets a hook into it. That would be the big problem with braces and bands - the chance of decalcification. No matter how well you brush, you're going to have problems. Ugh.

[community profile] alternity continues in its glory. Such a good game to watch and read.

I have to pick up a game for Brent when I get out of the dentist. He's getting Shadows of Mordor. I know I am going to be so numbed up for this dental procedure that I am going to sound absolutely not myself and it's going to be weird. Usually I go home and wait for the numbing to wear off, but Brent really wants this game. After that's done, I'll have to go pick him up from work. I am so ready for his tires to be here and on his car. I want his car to drive the fifty seven miles round trip each day, not mine.

I admit that sounds a little selfish, but I want this car to last a good long while. Marlowe lasted a decent amount of time and I'd like this one to as well. But that means not driving fifty seven miles every day.

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Is One Direction derivative, transformative--or both? And how does Doctor Who relate to the Jewish concepts of repentance and ascension? Interpreting Transformation, via the Organization for Transformative Works


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