May 22nd, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] copperbadge at 08:01am on 22/05/2017 under
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. They are frequently running out of money for gas to even do odd jobs for pay. You can read more and help out here.

Help For Free:

[profile] florentinequill linked to The PRIDE Study, the first large-scale, long-term health study of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or another sexual or gender minority. You can read more and sign up to participate here.

Housing:

[tumblr.com profile] darlingarmadillo's third roommate is moving out and she's seeking a new roommate for a three-bedroom condo, bedroom unfurnished, two cats, in-unit laundry, workout room, near the Howard stop in Chicago; $750/mo. You can read more and get in touch at her craigslist posting here.

News To Know:

[tumblr.com profile] zorilleerrant linked to the upcoming Static Shock Appreciation Week, to celebrate the television show Static Shock and the comics and other media the character appeared in. Appreciation week starts on May 29th, and you can share fanart, fanfic, meta, and other commentary on the character, including themed daily posts. You can read more and spread the word here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
May 21st, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] miss_s_b in [community profile] doctorwho at 09:47am on 21/05/2017
Poll #18401 Extremis
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 29

Extremis?

YAY!
22 (75.9%)

nay :(
5 (17.2%)

Other; please specify
2 (6.9%)

Religion in Who?

YAY!
11 (40.7%)

nay :(
9 (33.3%)

Other, please specify
7 (25.9%)

May 20th, 2017
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Some saturdays, you’re just destined to cook. I got up to make breakfast and found myself, twenty minutes later, making patties from last night’s leftover risotto while the turkey meatballs cooked in the pressure cooker.

I don’t normally buy boxed mixes for rice or beans and now I remember why – at work this week someone left out a couple of boxes of risotto with a “free to good home” sign, so I took a box of chive and butter. It’s not bad, exactly, it’s just that the box mixes tend to have way too much seasoning in them, and I always forget not to stir in the whole packet. It’s not bad eating exactly, it’s just that the seasoning kind of overwhelms. But the box said you could take leftover risotto, form it into patties, eggwash and breadcrumb it, and pan-fry it, and the pan was still hot from making a few turkey burgers with the leftover meatball mix that didn’t fit in the pressure cooker, so I figured might as well. Having run out of beef, the rest of National Hamburger Month will involve risotto burgers and turkey burgers. 

Anyway, the macaroni’s cooking in the sauce I just cooked the meatballs in, so mac and meatballs are also on the menu, and later today I’ll make some hardboiled eggs. 

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May 19th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] killabeez at 02:06pm on 19/05/2017 under
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posted by [personal profile] synecdochic at 02:36pm on 19/05/2017
Saw the radiation oncologist this morning. (Two hour drive to NoVA, whee.) More info when I get home and have a keyboard instead of phone, but: I adore him, he's given me tons to research, he's willing to schedule me now but also says it's not house on fire urgent since it's not proceeding quickly enough to be an urgent situation (but he didn't downplay it either) and did I mention I adore him?

I feel very much better now that I know I have him, and will feel even better after seeing Mom's guy on the 30th.
May 18th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] killabeez at 08:44pm on 18/05/2017 under , ,
(doesn't even bother to cut since no one cares about spoilers for this show)

...then thinks better of it, just in case. )

Do I dare watch the SPN two-parter? I'm not sure. But I've reached a level of general life stress where I'm literally incapable of doing anything but watch escapist television, so, maybe.
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posted by [personal profile] astolat at 10:47pm on 18/05/2017 under ,
The retirement story!



A Year In Toussaint (30737 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Wiedźmin | The Witcher (Video Game)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Geralt of Rivia/Emhyr var Emreis
Characters: Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia, Emhyr var Emreis, Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, Barnabas-Basil Foulty, Anna Henrietta, Sir Palmerin, Iocaste
Additional Tags: Retirement, Toussaint - Freeform, Wine, Corvo Bianco
Series: Part 6 of Witcher works
Summary:

Geralt had no damn idea what to do with a vineyard when Anna Henrietta gave him Corvo Bianco, but he figured it couldn’t be that bad.

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posted by [personal profile] dorothy1901 at 03:32pm on 18/05/2017 under , ,





In memory of Fred the Cat )


In memory of
Fred
April 2, 1998 to May 18, 2017

May 17th, 2017
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May 16th, 2017
lannamichaels: Dark background. Text: "We're here to heckle the muppet movie." (heckle the muppet movie)


Or, not a real review, just basic stuff, and then the snippets I sent myself in e-mail to keep. I have had a no good, very bad, horrible day, and I gotta say, the back half of the book is pretty soothing in a way. The front part is All Aral/Jole Retcon, All The Time, and that's just terrible. Once it gets beyond that, I could pretend that Cordelia and Jole were simply old friends who decided to try to give it a go a few years after Aral died. And if that had been the book, it would have been perfectly fine. I wouldn't have nominated it for any awards or anything, but just some nice forgettable comfort fic, which some days is just exactly what you need.

Unfortunately, that was not this book.

And, frankly, the title of this book is so awesome. I feel a bit let down just on that part :P

Anyway, general stuff:
-I am still nowhere closer to having a "feel" for Cordelia's voice and being able to write her :(
-my opinion on Miles/Ekaterin has not changed in the least.


And now, since I kept reading after the second chapter only for things to use for other stuff, mostly-contextless snippets, with no citations. Some with comments, some not. This is not all the notable background things in the book, just the ones that caught my attention For Purposes.the snippets )
May 15th, 2017
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“Aral talked to me about nearly everything—I was his only safe repository for that part of himself, till you came along—but he was always a bit cagey about how you two got started. The empire was at peace, Miles was safely locked up in the Academy, political tensions were at an all-time low—not that that lasted—I go off to visit my mother on Beta Colony leaving him in no worse straits than another of his unrequited silent crushes. I come back to find you two up and running and poor Illyan having a meltdown—it was like talking him in off a ledge.” Aral’s utterly loyal security chief had never come closer to, if not weeping with relief, at least cracking an expression, to find in her not an outraged spouse, but an unruffled ally. I knew Aral was bisexual when I married him. And he knew I was Betan. Melodrama was never an option, Illyan.



If i weren't reading this on my phone, this would be the throw across the room point...

I think i might continue just to see, but, like, i started this just to be fair, and because petya was throwing tantrums in my head about honor and he has no room at all to talk, and then petya was calming down a bit, but then *I* start noping...

Like, it's not like i didn't know canon!aral was like this, but, yeah, nope. Nope!

Also, this is not how you solve "was bisexual, now monogamous", just btw. That isn't even my biggest problem here, but, nope!
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posted by [personal profile] zulu at 08:46am on 15/05/2017
I just realized that the thought in the back of my head isn't....real? It must have been a dream because there is no evidence that this occurred in real life. Anyway, I was convinced that one of my committee members emailed with a detailed critique of my fiction, and said that certain scenes didn't appear to follow logically from earlier scenes (an entirely possible/plausible critique since I'm writing multiple storylines). And I had this 'image' in my brain of a gmail thread with several paragraphs in it, and...but... that is not a thing in my inbox? or anywhere else? so probably it was a dream?

So...thanks, subconscious, I guess.
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posted by [personal profile] copperbadge at 06:21am on 15/05/2017 under
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

Nix linked to a fundraiser for a friend who is in a bad situation; they're trying to get them moved out and into their own space. Their name isn't listed for safety, but I know Nix and will vouch for the fundraiser. You can read more and give to the fundraiser here.

[tumblr.com profile] in-real-life-there-is-no-algebra will be teaching next year as an 11th grade English teacher in Texas, at a school with very few resources and located in a food desert. She would like to stock her classroom in a way that makes her kids, the majority of whom are Latinx or African-American, like they are in a first-rate school with supplies and a great classroom library. She's set up an Amazon Wishlist here where people can help buy books for her students to enjoy.

[tumblr.com profile] mirfain linked to a fundraiser to open The Catcade, a cat rescue charity inspired by cat cafes, where people can play arcade games, hang out with cats, and hopefully adopt a new cat friend to take home; the idea was founded by Chicago writer [tumblr.com profile] deadxstop and the fundraiser has about ten days left to raise a majority of the money. You can read more and support the Catcade here.

[personal profile] alchemia is raising funds to replace equipment damaged when his spouse had a medical emergency and EMS workers dumped a heavy box of supplies on top of his laptop on the table. The laptop is not just a computer but also an assistive device for Alchemia, as well as a major social outlet; in addition, his Wacom tablet was damaged. You can read more and support the fundraiser in a number of ways here, including donating money but also sending used or purchased parts.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. They are frequently running out of money for gas to even do odd jobs for pay. You can read more and help out here.


News To Know:

[tumblr.com profile] fascistfree-comics is looking for mods to help them post about diverse comics, the shitshow that is the big two right now, and other issues pertaining to social justice and comic books. You can read more and get involved here.

[tumblr.com profile] zorilleerrant linked to the upcoming Static Shock Appreciation Week, to celebrate the television show Static Shock and the comics and other media the character appeared in. Appreciation week starts on May 29th, and you can share fanart, fanfic, meta, and other commentary on the character, including themed daily posts. You can read more and spread the word here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
May 14th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] raine at 08:31pm on 14/05/2017 under
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
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posted by [personal profile] zulu at 07:00pm on 14/05/2017
My kitchen smells AMAZING but I don't get to eat the chicken until tomorrow! UNFAIR.
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posted by [personal profile] hafital at 11:31am on 14/05/2017 under , ,
For my b-day this year I took 2 days off work (friday and monday), took myself to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, mom and I are having brunch in a little bit and then going to go see the Circle (her choice) because it is also moms day, had a lovely pre-birthday trail ride on the best damn horse ever yesterday who is being retired to Kentucky this Wednesday and I'm trying not to cry about it, had a less successful b-day ride this morning on the bitchiest mare ever I thought I was gonna die no lie, spending the whole day monday with bestie S, and then barn girl dinner this coming Wednesday, which will be slightly bittersweet as the ponies retiring to KY are leaving that day.

pant pant pant

~~~~

My very important thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy right here! )
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posted by [personal profile] miss_s_b in [community profile] doctorwho at 09:03am on 14/05/2017
I am away from home again this week, so have not yet seen Oxygen. Luckily I am not a spoilerphobe (it was quite hard walking out of the house to the train station while the theme tune was playing though...)

Poll #18370 Oxygen
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 33

Oxygen

YAY!
29 (90.6%)

nay :(
3 (9.4%)

Other; please specify
0 (0.0%)

Even MOAR Traditional classic Who era politics?

YAY!
26 (86.7%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

Other, please specify
4 (13.3%)

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