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([personal profile] china_shop posted about the origin of her name (see: the lyrics of You Had Time by Ani DiFranco), and it's exam time for me now, and this is my exam regret song, so it seems appropriate to listen to it now xD)

i'm not entirely fond of the piano intro of this song - the piano sounds high-pitched somehow, and i have a long dislike for high-pitched sounds - but overall, it sets the tone for the rest of the song quite well.

this song takes its time (heh) and is soft and mournful and the lyrics are sharper than needles and it is my kind of song.

exams are nigh )
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-Games have been super great! I would do a write up of last sessions' Diablotin if I had time :p
-Voltron Season 4 was also great!
-Work has been crap!
-I am slowly formulating ideas for my yulefic!
-I am full of brownies and cheese. so so so full.


That is all, I am up too late, but at least you get this Lucky you?

Music Monday Meme

Oct. 16th, 2017 05:20 pm
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But let's start with a PSA: My name is spelled ExtraPenguin, with both the E and P in capitals. All-lowercase variants are sometimes necessary due to limitations in eg URLs, but the proper version is ExtraPenguin. As far as shortened versions/nicknames go, EP and Penguin are fine.

15. A song that is a cover by another artist
Battle Beast - Push it to the Limit
(lyrics)
Originally by Paul Engemann, from the soundtrack of Scarface.

+1 Goth level

Oct. 16th, 2017 12:10 am
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I'd been feeling like I wasn't goth enough for a while, but this feeling is gone since this morning.

I had a really weird dream last night in which I was, for some obscure reason, taking part in a baking show presided over/judged by the Raven Queen, the Goddess of Death in Critical Role (and DnD -- but this was definitely a Critical Role thing). Then I blew my fuse because we were supposed to cook with unsalted butter and WHAT KIND OF HERETIC etc. I'm pretty sure I was overdoing it to gum up the works for some reason? But in any case, shouting at the Raven Queen made me level up, so obviously I took that level in Goth, which she thought was hilarious, appropriate and well-deserved.

Clearly I am goth enough. The dream argument I had with a death goddess over baking ingredient says so.


Also, I finally wrote prompts for my yuletide letter. Sorry for the delay to anyone waiting on it.

I'll do the linking in appropriate places tomorrow.

Femslashex reveals

Oct. 15th, 2017 05:42 pm
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I got two fantastic original fic gifts:

Firstly, this dark, atmospheric, wartime story with layers upon layers and stunningly good style:

J'attendrai (1479 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: 1940s Resistance Fighter/Glamorous Wartime Singer
Characters: 1940s Resistance Fighter, Glamorous Wartime Singer
Additional Tags: Love in a Dangerous Time
Summary:


The sadness of having to wait, the sweetness of having someone to wait for...



And then this, which is just sheer fun:

The Pirate and the Mermaid (8628 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Pirate/Mermaid
Characters: Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: Mermaids, Pirates, Supernatural Elements, Cultural Differences, Shipwrecks
Summary:

"Of course," said Charlie pettishly. As if she was just a stupid kid, asking stupid questions. "How was I supposed to know? You're the first mermaid I've ever met."


"Well, you're the first woman-with-legs I've ever met!" snapped the mermaid.

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carla bruni is a surprisingly good singer. she has this rasp in her voice that straight up KILLS me. i am in love. but otoh i'm in love with different things everyday. but ot3h isn't that the way to live?

another surprising thing about her: there's no politics in the comment threads. i was expecting stuff about sarkozy and the state of french politics, but it was all about the music. i don't know whether to be thrilled at the niceness of people or sad at my cynicism and background sexism-ish thing idk what to call it.

i'm obsessed send help.

in other news: i'm making lists of things i want to do and things i'm doing for the next month or so. i suspect i won't be v productive while sorting things out, but that's ok. inktober will probably stretch into november seeing as i've only done 5 days so far, but no one's judging, right? c: this is a thing i'm doing to make me happy. it's not going to become a stressor because i won't let it.

i found a good reference for the thing i want to do for day 5's prompt! i should start uploading these things to my chaos tumblr maybe xD

also, i've sorted my phone contacts, which is currently a mess of my ENTIRE FAMILY's contacts, all through the A's. There are a LOT of desi names that start with A. I predict that I should be able to knock off B and C tomorrow.

What I Watched Week #41

Oct. 15th, 2017 07:56 am
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New (to me) TV:

Gotham 1x22 - 2x03
Ghosted 1x02
The Orville 1x05
The Brave 1x03
The Mindy Project 6x05
Lucifer 3x02
The Mick 2x03
Fresh Off the Boat 4x02
Black-ish 4x02
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5x03
Lethal Weapon 2x03
This is Us 2x03
American Housewife 2x03
Speechless 2x03
Kevin (probably) Saves the World 1x02
Superstore 3x03
The Good Place 2x05
Arrow 6x01
Legends of Tomorrow 3x01
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 3x01
Once Upon a Time 7x02
Grey’s Anatomy 14x04
The Gifted 1x02

Re-Watched TV:

Leverage
Community

Movie (re-watched):

Beetlejuice (1988)

Notes:

I’m just not feeling Ghosted. I probably won’t be continuing with that.
I also think I’m done with The Orville, The Brave, The Mick, This is Us, American Housewife, Once Upon a Time and Grey’s Anatomy. Time will tell though. I often try and give up shows and just can’t.
But I’ve been watching way too much TV and I want to get back to reading more again and that means some of these shows have to go.

I was happy with the most recent episode of Once Upon a Time, but happy in a way that makes me feel relieved and able to let the show go. I’m good with how things ended in season 6 and it completes the story that I was most interested in, so I think I’m good now.

I’m loving Kevin (probably) Saves the World. It’s weird that I’m loving it. I wasn’t even planning to give it a chance, so not my kind of show at all, but I’m loving it, so I’ll keep watching. I’m trying to cut down to shows that I really love, that make me feel good, or at least don’t leave me feeling worse. I think This is Us is a great show, but I don’t want to watch it anymore. It stresses me out way too much and leaves me feeling crappy and drained and I feel that way enough without TV, so it’s going.

I loved the season opener for Legends of Tomorrow. Pure crack, totally batshit crazy and they’re embracing it. ♥

This week’s horror/halloween movie was Beetlejuice (borrowed from the library). Another movie I have seen but the daughter has not. She enjoyed it.

Dragon Age Origins: Now with mods!

Oct. 15th, 2017 02:19 am
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[personal profile] alias_sqbr
Did I mention I started a new Dragon Age Origins playthrough with the Complete Bi Overhaul, Polygamey, and Improved Atmosphere mods? It's been great.
Read more... )

Poem Line for Title Suggestions Post

Oct. 14th, 2017 08:11 pm
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I maintain Poem Line for Title, a Tumblr page that randomly selects a quote from a list and then displays it. Now, this is of course limited by the pool of available lines, so if you have suggestions on poems I could crib stuff from, this is the post to post them in! (Yes, I have gone through the_rck's GDoc.) Press Ctrl+U to view the source; line two (begins var titles = [") contains the entire quoteset.

help meeeee

Oct. 14th, 2017 01:15 pm
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My brother's birthday is in three days. He is asking for audiobooks. I am going to venture the guess that podcasts would also be welcome (though I suspect podfic would not). He is offering zero guidance on which ones. I have no idea what books he already owns in any format, except that he owns a very great deal of Catholic nonfiction in hardcopy, and also some Tolkien. I asked him in September to name a few genres he wants to read in or subjects he wants to be educated on so I would have a place to start. (I know Catholic theology on the "I went to Sunday school with the parish until I got confirmed" level. He knows Catholic theology on the "I have a Master's in theology from Franciscan" level.) He has not responded.

What should I get him, or recommend to him? The less money I need to spend, the better. (Though I assume pointing him at Amazon Music's $0.00 dramatic reading of the KJV is cheating.)
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[personal profile] hamimi_fk
Title: The Witch Hunt of the Tamer of Flames
Fandom: Town of Salem
Word Count: 1306
Warnings: Implication of sexism and racism
Rating: PG
A/N: The speed at which I which I wrote this is not even funny. Just over an hour, and most of that was editing. I think I'm upset - as both a female and PoC. This is based solely on my own experience and should not deter you from attempting to play this game. This, somewhat sadly, fits the 'Witch Hunt' square on my [community profile] hc_bingo card.


This is based solely on my own experience. )

Made a Mastodon Account!

Oct. 13th, 2017 04:28 pm
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[personal profile] alias_sqbr
There was some discussion on twitter about how appalling twitter is, and since Mastodon seems to be the most popular alternative I decided to check it out. And then the helper tool led me to an instance that let me be sqbr@im-in.space and I had to join.

Anyway, if you have an account add me so I have someone to follow! I can't really speak to whether it's a good social network since my network right now is just me and the status account, but it seems ok for posting and stuff. And I know I have seen interesting looking people mention having accounts, so next time that happens I can follow them.

First Sentence of Fanfic Meme

Oct. 13th, 2017 02:44 pm
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Tagged by [personal profile] anghraine, copying her in just doing the top ten by kudos.
Read more... )

Hat!

Oct. 12th, 2017 11:59 pm
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[personal profile] elanya
I booked stuff for the conference in November - taking the train up, staying in a hotel for two nights, work covered registration. I opted against the tour primarily because of the bus scheduling.

I also finished my sockhead hat! It just needs to be washed and have the ends trimmed. Let me tell you - it is extremely satisfying to finish a project in two weeks! And I also finished the second to last chart of Pulled by the Sunset! So all in all a great knit night :3

Voltron season 4 drops overnight tonight. My sister is getting up to watch it as soon as it goes live but I have to work tomorrow like a sucker. Maybe this weekend I can watch it... though I'm not sure when. Saturday is the fiber festival. Maybe tomorrow evening if Nary is amenable :3

Tomorrow I will see if I can cast on one of the kids hats.

for now - sleep!

beep

Oct. 12th, 2017 10:14 pm
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I'm working on being more active online. I spend so much time online but I'm always quiet as hell. xD Remember my good old days of random posts? I need to go back to that. =B

Lessee... I'm at 16 out of 25 books for the Goodreads reading challenge. Um......! 11 of them are manga. /o\ At this point I'm not even gonna fight it. ALSO, why is Stephen King's IT so goddamn longggggggg??? I will finish it before the end of 2017 but hot damn. xD (I never read it before so.)

I'm back to reading the Teppu manga, btw. Woo! (I'm, already, debating what to manga to read next. I'm torn between Akuma no Riddle and Hanakaku. I saw the Akuma no Riddle anime a while back but I always wanted to check out manga. (And I guess at this point it would be a good refresher... And I want more Haruki/Isuke, okay? Jeeze, talk about twisting my arm... xDD ) But Hanakaku sounds really good! =S


Ah and does anyone watch Fear the Walking Dead? Cuz I'm so disappointed they killed off a character I really like in the recent episode and I need someone to be angry and disappointed with. xD (ALSO, Channel Zero: No End House! WUUUUT???!)


As for games, Town of Salem has been frustrating lately. I've had a lot of false accusations against myself in the first TWO DAYS get me hung lately. FRUSTRATING.


Oh, and concerts! I wanna go to a music concert in February! I'll prob have to go alone tho. =( Peeps don't like my music. (It's just rock but I'm greatly alone in my alt rock/rock love at home.)

Also, I applied for FAFSA earlier. I accidentally submitted before checking it thoroughly. crap. Hoping I can edit it soon. I applied for next fall. I thought of applying for spring but meh, I rather wait it out til fall. I'm still not sure if I should do part time or full time college. It's going to kill me either way. rip me. x.x;

(no subject)

Oct. 12th, 2017 01:10 pm
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[personal profile] alexseanchai
Talk to me? Go on about anything that really interests you, or anything you think will interest me?

so that happened

Oct. 11th, 2017 10:59 pm
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[personal profile] elanya
TOday I was supposed to have someone come in and do a preventative maintenance on our 3d printed and tell me how to do some of the more advanced maintenance we shold be doing ourselves.

He *broke it* -_-

Also I spent my morning (he was supposed to come at 10, and didn't show up until 1, and then I was late leaving waiting on him to at least put things back together) trying to fix a workflow and readjust a bunch fo stuff because at the last database meeting people were like 'oh let's just solve this problem by doing things in a completely different order!'

And, like. First of all, that is a problem we keep running into that no one wants to take seriously but NEEDS A SOLUTION. Second, things were done in the other order FOR A REASON. Now I have to find wasteful workaround that add extra steps. ugh. I at least was getting thigs done today, but they were all aggravating to some degree.

I mean I do know more about how the 3D printer is put together now. Which is good because he's going to send me the parts for it and I'll have to FIX IT MYSELF >_<

*sigh*

Really interested to see what they are planning to charge me for all of this :p

IN other news, we still haven't heard from the landlord about the broken dishwasher. So after I washed the dishes (after I got home an hour late), I warped my loom and am now working on a scarf, I guess.

*flailsquees all over your flist*

Oct. 11th, 2017 08:18 pm
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I WRANGLED AO3 INTO EMBEDDING MY PODFIC AUDIO LIKE A MONTH AFTER POSTING IT. LOOKIT!

DESPITE THE LATENESS, I AM SO HECKIN PROUD OF MYSELF.

BRB OFF TO HUG MY BURGER FLIPPING GODDESS AND ALSO FIREFOX. CHROME CAN KISS MY ASS I DON'T CARE IF FIREFOX IS SLOW I'M NEVER USING CHROME AGAIN.

eta - also eugh i really dislike listening to my own voice. i keep JUDGING it. like, me @ me rn: you sound too desi. also me: YOU ARE NOT DESI ENOUGH DAMMIT. me, looking at me: .....wtf. *hands*

eta2 - i'm sidetracking into music i need to focus on art and academics this month. the thing is, i'm interested in so many things that it's REALLY HECKIN EASY to get distracted and just go around chasing new shinies. i want to see progress, and improve. i'm going to have to rein myself in a little.

also, this is turning into more of a blog than a fanfic journal. what opinions do you have on my removing all my fic tags and just grouping all the fics under fandom tags and making "fannish things" tags for the various shows/movies i tend to talk about? the main way i post fanfic now is direct to AO3, so it doesn't make much sense to keep those tags around anymore. i'd delete the fics too, but comments <3

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