Monday, July 6th, 2015 08:14 am
For this year's remix, I got [ profile] aadler. Which makes my job easier - lots of good fic to choose from - but also harder - because it's so well written that I don't really like to change anything.

As it was, I've remixed for [ profile] aadler before, three years ago, so I limited myself to his more recent fic.

fic spoilers ahead )
Monday, July 6th, 2015 08:08 am
Title: One To Go (the Junior Watcher remix)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3490

Original Story: Into The Abyss, by [ profile] aadler

Summary: There are victims, and then there are victims. They aren't all the same kind.

fighting the good fight )
Sunday, July 5th, 2015 09:35 am

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Sunday, July 5th, 2015 05:24 pm
(Technically it's not because we used sausage instead of octopus -- but it came out pretty well!)

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 08:17 am
via at July 05, 2015 at 03:15AM:

[Image description: A photograph of a manatee, fins open. TEXT: “Please don’t tell me that you’re not pretty enough, strong enough, smart enough, tough enough, good enough, or whatever else. You are a great person and you deserve to have everything you want.”]
Sunday, July 5th, 2015 07:46 am
via at July 05, 2015 at 02:30AM:


Despite Twilight’s flaws I think we can all appreciate what Rosalie Hale did to her gang of rapists after she became a vampire

One of Twilight’s biggest flaws was always that um, how do I put this? It has these kickass supporting characters with these fascinating back stories and instead we have to pay attention to this truly boring couple instead of hearing about Jasper fighting in a vampire war, or Alice as a psychic girl in a 1920’s mental institution, or Carlyle as a vampire doctor trying to atone for all the murdering he did.

Or Leah as the ONLY BIOLOGICALLY FEMALE WEREWOLF IN THE WORLD, or that other vampire baby from South America.

Or pretty much anything beyond Bella and Edward staring at one another and crying.
Sunday, July 5th, 2015 06:57 am
via at July 05, 2015 at 01:45AM:

“Knitting Madonna” detail from the Buxtehude Altar. German 1400-10.
Saturday, July 4th, 2015 05:11 pm
a furniture designer, a mechanical engineer, and a hardware company rep walk into an italian bar...

lots of marvelous ideas here:

i didn't see any pricing, but i expect this to be quite expensive considering how perfectly everything is balanced, and the high-class materials and presentation. but hey, great ideas, and something from which a serious geek maker could be getting inspiration.
Saturday, July 4th, 2015 08:33 pm

This is me, with baby Gremlin's teddy. (Or possibly GremlinMother's teddy, Gremlin's not that interested in large teddies yet.) I babysat for a few hours on friday, which he spent asleep, so I spent a few hours napping in front of a fan and it was *glorious*.

I would like to state that babies continue to be excellent academic therapy. Gremlin can be a difficult little human (although I've not had him at his most... explosive. Just shouty. I have yet to meet the 'crapocalypse' mode). But he doesn't care about my thesis. He is extremely demanding but these demands do not include 'think complex thoughts'. Ergo, he is good for me.

Moar photo )
Saturday, July 4th, 2015 01:28 am
12:13 PM * Azz ambles in a Silly Valley-ward direction
12:25 PM <Purple> hope Azz isn't going to work

Azz was, in fact, going to work. Partly because a conference week is not the world's most bountiful paycheck week (and therefore a four-day week the next week isn't the best choice) and partly because work has air conditioning.

I proceeded to turn on my disco lights and blast* Abney Park while catching up on the paperwork that drives my normal uncanny ability to remember arbitrary weird things.

* for values of "blast" that became nearly inaudible once you reached the bathrooms.

radius was also at work enjoying the air conditioning, as I learned once I checked in on IRC. He'd gone down to Curmudgeon* City to hack on some fun stuff, since it was a weekend.

* They're not jerks per se, but their group's team chat has an honorable history of being displayed in the team area using Microsoft Comic Chat.

The security guy came through and poked at the door, which was unlocking itself, accompanied by irritated beeping when you tried to lock it, again. He was seen on the phone, with some gesticulation. He went away. He returned with a buddy. They both poked at the door, which was no longer doing the thing. They went away.

Eventually it became closer to evening. radius and I made plans for dinner. Sensibly, he proposed that I drive us both, rather than having him go separately on his bike, as bike and dinner dress codes often differ. I was agreeable, but added that I would have to unearth the front seat of the car.

"I can sit on it," he demurred, not having seen what was in the seat.

"No, you cannot," I said, and proceeded to shuffle an amazing number of things out of my front seat: one of those fabric boxes that goes in the big IKEA cube shelves (filled with all manner of road trip snacks and less edible items such as alcohol wipes), any number of soft drink cups, cans, and bottles, a few used napkins, the empty container of blueberries that figured so prominently in Sunday's digestive misadventures*, a box of tampons, several cherry pits, an expended alcohol wipe, a household size fire extinguisher, and about five blueberries that had fallen down behind the snack box. The fire extinguisher wasn't exactly a surprise, because I knew it was there, but I'd sort of glossed over it in my mental accounting, which was mostly "all god's soda cans". radius helped by relaying a few trips to the bins. Mostly the fire extinguisher is in the car because you don't want a car to do something terrible without you have a fire extinguisher; not that I'm expecting him to do something terrible, but it would be just like a car to go ahead and do something like that if you didn't have one handy. So.

* 2 pounds of blueberries eaten over the course of about 11 hours of Saturday without actual solid food? after 2pm-ish? Not my best life choice.

We then went for dinner and gossip. I introduced him to the Book of Wholesome Hobbies. It's starting to get unwieldy, and I may have to start categorizing. There are an awful lot of prohibitions based on fire.

Eventually we traipsed back to work. I spent some more time whacking chunks of text around. The door started doing the thing again, of course when the other security guard wasn't looking. The first guy seemed frustrated. After he left, I went and poked at it myself. I went outside and badged the door, but didn't open it. The unlock window timed out, and the master door locked itself. Somewhat hesitantly, the problem door followed suit. So I may have figured out how to make it stop doing the thing. Next I need to figure out how to make it do the thing on command.

My notes are in better shape. Hooray!

My plans for tomorrow are approximately:

* Make ice.
* Fetch strawberries.
* Wait for evening to set in.
* Take ice, strawberries, liquid, and a lawn chair down the waterfront and set up.
* Watch other people let off fireworks.
* Share strawberries as appropriate.
Saturday, July 4th, 2015 08:23 am
via at July 04, 2015 at 03:15AM:
Saturday, July 4th, 2015 07:36 am
via at July 04, 2015 at 02:30AM:


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GUYS remember all that sweet JSTOR gear I got, now you can get some too!

The mug, I can say from personal experience, is super hefty and durable.