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([personal profile] umadoshi May. 29th, 2017 12:34 am)
This afternoon I asked [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose if he'd feel up for seeing a movie on Tuesday night. (Side note: Tuesday is a bit of a pain because it's the night of his yoga class, but at least he pays for that on a punch-card/drop-in basis, so missing one doesn't mean being out the money for it. OTOH, Tuesday is the cheapest option for movie-going, and we're trying--haphazardly, so far--to spend less.) He thought that'd be okay.

I wanted to see GotG2 or maybe the new King Arthur ([twitter.com profile] ek_johnston tweeting about it as "Trash King Arthur" has been quite persuasive), but oh my GOSH, the showtime options are horrible if you want to avoid 3D. >.< Both of those movies, at all three theatre locations we use, offer reasonable evening showings in 3D but only offer 2D showings starting by 4 PM or after 9:30 PM. Not exactly useful on a worknight.

OTOH, Gifted is showing in 2D at a reasonable time that night at my preferred location (if we feel like getting a CarShare), and I did want to see that (I wavered for a bit, but after it opened, I think I was generally seeing positive word about it?), so maybe we'll still wind up Going To A Movie.

Meanwhile, at this point only the IMAX (etc.) 3D showtimes have been released for Wonder Woman, but I'm going to operate on the theory that there will be 2D showings Friday night, just...announced stupidly late in the game. (Okay, to be technical, I just saw that my least favorite of those theatre locations is listing a 3:45 PM 2D showing on Friday. I wouldn't call that helpful, but it's something.)
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We're on the verge of stories! 10 new Forever Knight fanfiction tales are coming our way this week and next!

I see gen and ship, mortals and vampires, history and humor! Wordcounts range from ~1K to ~9K. Characters include Nick, Natalie, Lacroix, Schanke, Janette, Stonetree, Cohen, Grace, Norma, Alma, Aristotle, Feliks, and Merlin.

Stories begin releasing tomorrow, Monday 5/29. They'll continue one per day up to the final "Master List" ("Closing Ceremonies") post on Thursday 6/08.

As usual, I'll try to release a story before I leave for work each morning. Please read as many as appeal. And please be generous with your comments, kudos, and recommendations! (Most of all, please be sure to acknowledge the work for which you're the recipient.)

Thank you so much for all your efforts and enthusiasm on behalf of FK this year!

Ready... set...

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([personal profile] the_rck May. 28th, 2017 09:33 pm)
Scott has scavenged a hard drive from one of his old laptops. It remains to be seen how hard it will be to restore my data and programs. Right now, he's trying to clear his old data off it because there's almost no space there.

We have a program that makes hourly backups, so I probably won't lose files. I'm not sure about applications, though. We've never needed to restore from backup before.
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This is brilliantly put:
NOTE TO SELF

YOU CANNOT ACTUALLY DO ALL THE THINGS

I know you want to, and you are constantly being told that you must, excel at and be committed to, for example:

1. earning a living wage
2. healing from and/or dealing with injury, illness, emotional trauma, disability
3. basic self-care and adulting (laundry, financial management, etc.)
[... nine more categories elided... ]

...plus enough downtime to keep you functional.

But excelling at each of those is equivalent to a full-time job and you cannot physically do them all. In fact, our society considers basic competence at two of them to be a passing grade. ONLY TWO.[...]
Read the whole thing. Recommended.

ETA: I would spin yet a thirteenth category off from #2. Distinct from health is recovering from catastrophe – I had to deal with both The Evacuation and exciting health issues in the past year, and they were quite distinct, though intersecting. Dealing with moving out of my home, having it remediated, and then moving back in, on no notice, was a full-time job. Heck, I'm not even done. TODAY I moved one of my large garment bags (full of summer clothes, natch) home from [personal profile] tn3270's place. I still have [personal profile] jducoeur's handcart. My house is still full of boxes (though, admittedly, that's its default state.) I still don't know where everything goes. Meanwhile along the way I was also trying to do physical therapy appointments and seeing an escalating chain of medical specialists. Whee.
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([personal profile] oursin May. 28th, 2017 08:07 pm)

Had a terrible night last night: insomnia exacerbated by the hip thing playing up; then woke up ridiculous early and failed to get back to sleep - okay, I know, just lying in bed has some benefits - so got up earlier than I had intended, and went to the panel I thought I might do if I was up and breakfasted.

Walked about a little and had lunch - I have really not been terribly organised about arranging to have meals with people, sorry. Have a couple sorted for tomorrow, at least.

Chilled a little in my room in preparation for being on a panel then doing a reading.

I think I might have been more idea'd and articulate on the panel if I'd been better slept, but at least I managed to get in some of the thoughts I'd had.

The reading, I think, went well - at least, the audience laughed, and amusement was intended, so I think it counts as a win.

I am intending going to the GOH speeches but don't know how much longer than that I will manage to stay up.

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([personal profile] jolantru May. 29th, 2017 08:38 am)
For people who are concerned about my previous posts about health:

The CT scan showed that it was just a fluid-filled cyst and my specialist didn't seem fussed about it, only slated another blood test (she's well-known for it amongst the nurses!) when I see her again in July. The blood test is to evaluate my liver functions. So basically ever since I came back from Perth, Australia, I had been exercising and watching what I eat. Gruelling and sometimes downright miserable-making for me - but it's paying off.

Just as well that my body past 40 seems to be rejecting/hating/disliking things gluten and dairy... which was a doozy for me because I love yoghurt and bread. But it seems that my colon doesn't appreciate a lot of it and even a tiny smidgeon triggers it to grumbling.

But hey, I feel fine at age 42.

So, that's the long and short about my health. Just give me lots of nice salads when you see me next time. :D
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Whedon seemed to be involved with "Justice League" film in role akin to script doctor before Snyder's departure. Snyder himself, convinced Whedon to finish directing "Justice League" film, so Snyder could spend time with family.

Article from Screen Rant discussing Joss' role in "Justice League" movie development.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/05/23/will-drink-american-gods-dark-horse-comics-solicits-august-2017/

Angel Season 11 #8 and Buffy Season 11 #10 are both out that month. There's also solicitation info for the Serenity: Everything's Shiny Adult Coloring Book which is out October 11th.

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([personal profile] dira May. 28th, 2017 11:55 pm)
WIPs currently active: 6

Words written this week: 4,187

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 1,106, and I finished! a chapter! for the first time in three months!! And ahahahha I ruined everything oh god I didn’t know I could make them this sad this far into the story.

Born in the Blood: 720, and… things… are… happening? Probably?

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 1,659, SO MUCH DRAMA. 

Less-Sad Sequel to “Ring the Bell Backward”: 214

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