Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 10:22 am
So for the sake of clean reblogs and so forth, I'll just be posting all of my VOYA Saga transcripts and descriptions here on Dreamwidth and linking them over to Tumblr. Here is the latest as of last night; there may be yet more, but I've got about six pages to get through on Tumblr first. I may edit to add more to this post if I find any.

For more information on the VOYA Saga, here is my first post on Dreamwidth, which includes six links to my previous transcripts and descriptions on Tumblr. (I may move those over here as well; I haven't decided yet.)

Transcript of Tweets )

Transcriber's note: I didn't actually include them in this or previous transcripts (mostly because I didn't notice it right away myself and then didn't want to have to go back and change everything, and then I wanted to stay consistent), BUT: Both Lisa Kurdyla in her Facebook responses and "Lisa Frueh" here have a tendency to double-space at the end of sentences, rather than single-space. This is something I used to do a lot but have grown out of the habit of doing, and personally link it to more of a "traditional publishing rules" mindset. Food for thought.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 08:50 am
Except I'd have stumbled in without having leveled up first. Because ouch. I ache. So much.

So my friend S., who teaches my Skills and Drills class, is living it up in Morocco for the next 2-3 weeks. I am both thrilled for her and deeply jealous. Our sub is my old teacher, C., who has definitely improved a lot since I took my break. (I've seen her perform a few times recently, and her articulation is amazing.) I, on the other hand, feel like Buck Rogers, because she's up on all the new techniques and mine are not only rusty, they're five or so years out of date. Also C. remembers all my flaws and bad habits and is still calling me on all of them. This isn't a bad thing (I like an honest critique and won't improve without one), but it was also one of those sharp reminders of how much I need to work on my dance skills. I mean, she remembered flaws that I'd forgotten!

Also my shimmy is so tiny right now. So small. It used to be really big! I used to be able to layer it on top of just about any other move! But if I start making it bigger, I won't be doing it right, so I guess I have to have patience. (Patience is overrated. But a good shimmy is not, so I guess I'm stuck.)

I can still kind of layer a shimmy over a few things still, so I am glad of that. I was even practicing layering before last night's class, so let's hear it for practice.

On the plus side, I think I wasn't as rusty as I thought. I was talking to C., and lamenting that I signed up for Skills and Drills instead of a nice, easy level one class, and she pointed out that I'd have been bored with a level one class. (C. was not privy to the massive case of nerves I had about signing up for anything again, or the terrible perturbation that I felt when attending my first hafla - just as audience - after such a long break. But she's still right.) Mr. Havoc agreed with C. and also pointed out that I'm not actually one to take it easy on myself. Like, ever.

So at the end of the week, I'm going to sign up for a level two choreography class in Tribal Fusion belly dance. I still love ATS, but I don't know that I want to sign up for an improv class yet. I want to have all my technique broken down. There is someone who does a drop-in ATS class on Saturday afternoons in the same city as my LARP, so I might just go and explore it on a low-pressure level there.

Because ATS (and ITS, which is just the non-trademarked ATS with additional moves, which I prefer, but isn't available in my local area) requires a group that's thoroughly in sync, and because I still feel uncertain of my skills, I want to take it slowly. (No I don't. I don't want to take anything slowly. I just have to.)

I still miss performing. So much. I'm kind of nervous about it too. On the plus side, level two has performance opportunities. So hopefully I'll
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 08:29 pm
I had my suspicions yesterday, certain items disturbed, knocked over, but my brother dismissed them.
but... )
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 05:15 am
Night Owl (99 words) by look_turtles
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Torchwood
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones, Lisa Hallett/Ianto Jones

Ianto has always liked the night

Monday, September 26th, 2016 06:27 pm
Sunday, yesterday, I didn't do any journaling. I didn't forget; my coaching reminder went off as normal and I knew what I was going to write about. But I didn't write about it while I was traveling home because I was tired. When I got home, I worked on doing stuff from my to do list. And I felt like I had written and posted to my journal, even though it turned out I actually didn't.

I felt bad about it, because I'd gone more than two weeks hitting every day, even when I was the most sick. But I guess I'll live and just try to pay more attention going forward.

BTW, I was going to tell you guys to go see Magnificent Seven. It was, in many ways, the movie Suicide Squad should have been. And in other ways, it was like a dustier, less elegant, more violent Ocean's 11. And it was like the best sort of exploitation movie, where all of the characters are the most awesome version of the stereotype they are. It's a drunk Irishman, a mysterious Asian guy, a smooth talking Mexican, and a taciturn Indian, but in a way where they were cool and I enjoyed it instead of being mad about it; sort of like Tarantino, but less visible effort.

Also, something I greatly enjoyed about the ending MASSIVE SPOILERS )
Monday, September 26th, 2016 05:46 pm
I made kimchi stew following the recipe from Robin Ha's Cook Korean! and had it for lunch. The only variation I made to it was I used kimchi from No 1 Sons instead of making it myself, I had to use some of the kimchi juice from the kkakdugi kimchi I also bought because I didn't have enough juice from the regular kimchi, and I used extra-firm tofu instead of firm tofu. Next time I might try it with white kimchi, and add onions or scallions.

It's really good, but it will clear your sinuses.
Monday, September 26th, 2016 09:24 pm
 on the good
  • mulberry season has started!
  • got to see some of the state skate comp before taking youngest dancing
  • craft is progressing nicely - might have three of the current list done, if only I can get my rear end moving more quickly. 
  • !compactus was rearranged yesterday, I can now access the non-fiction shelf. Am seriously contemplating rehoming rather a large number of books. Have managed to pull out half a dozen, wondering whether I should bother with the pain management and health quackery books. 
  • went to monthly Monday gathering, despite assorted unwellness. 
on the bad
  • found error in analysis that means the nearly complete paper isn't
  • went 'what the hey' when grilled fish (from the local chippy) came with something bready (I was probably told this, I just failed to hear or ignored). Unable to finish the piece, stomach pains somewhat worse than the last time I made this mistake. Incremental responses are Not My Friend. 
  • completely failed to remember that middlest has drum class on Monday. Only eldest was home, and zie did not think to pay drum teacher for turning up 
Monday, September 26th, 2016 03:51 am
With no hockey to fill up my time I've been reading a lot more lately. Right now I'm on book two of the St. Mary's time traveling historian series and been enjoying it. They're not too heavy, but they've got enough of a plot that I'm enjoying them. Worth the 4 bucks I paid definitely. I'm in the middle of book two right now and I'm not completely happy with how the plot/moving forward was set up, but at least they talked their problems out.

I read The sorcerer to the crown by Zen Cho this weekend and that one I throughly enjoyed and would recommend. I'd call it regency fantasy more along the lines of Gail Carrienger maybe or at least the setting. It also stars two characters of color as it's main characters and explores their relationship with each other and the world around them it being shoehorned in. The magic is awesome and enjoyed too. I'd realized that's been a problem for me in some urban fantasy where the magic is always hidden or depressing. Here the magic was part of their world and something accepted to certain extent. Anyways it's fun and I'll read it again. Plus the familar's were great and the climatic battle hilarious!
Sunday, September 25th, 2016 06:45 pm
I started an incense in Pokemon Go just before I finished eating dinner, since I didn't have a whole lot to do tonight. I got my shoes on and out the door with about eighteen minutes left on the timer, just on time to catch my mom about to take Chester on a walk. I mentioned that I was planning to take a quick walk of my own, imagining getting home around the time my incense wore off, thinking of joining them for company.

Instead, Mom handed the leash off to me and went back inside X3 I don't actually care very much for playing PokeGo while walking Chester, since Chester is... not the best behaved dog on a leash (to put it mildly), but I figured it would be less than twenty minutes, just once around the local Pokestop and maybe up the hill a smidge and then back home.

Nope! I got to up the hill a smidge, and Chester was adamant about continuing all the way around the block. After making it all the way up the hill, across, and to the point where we were supposed to turn another corner and go back down the hill, Chester again insisted on prolonging the walk for an extra mini-block.

Me, upon getting home: Darnit, Chester, I wanted a short walk!
Chester: What is this "short" you speak of? I am a Dachshund; we only know long.
Sunday, September 25th, 2016 03:16 pm
[Content Warning: This long, and somewhat still developing saga, includes the following: Biphobia, misgendering, and conflation of gender identity with sexuality. In addition, many of the links include moving gifs.]

Wow, I wish I'd thought of this three days ago! Would've made reblogging much cleaner.

The following are image descriptions and transcripts for this post on [tumblr.com profile] bisexualbooks.

For background, see the following posts: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six

Transcripts ahoy! )

And that's it! Phew, my eyes and fingers hurt from transcribing all of that. Time for a break, I think.
Sunday, September 25th, 2016 11:16 pm
Tetanus shot: check
Antibiotics: check
Pain killers: check
Medical certificate: check
Sunday, September 25th, 2016 09:04 pm
 Be So Bold (sophinisba) --3831 words, rated teen and up, Gwen/Morgana -- Backpacking AU, where Morgana rescues Gwen from a well-meaning but somewhat oblivious other traveller. 

Dickmagician (ingberry) -- 7934 words, explicit, Merlin/Arthur -- Arthur discovers that there are blog that will rate dick pics, and in a moment of drunken foolishness sends one in. And then another, and another. All in the search of a *good* pic, donchaknow. 

With half-shut eyes (teprometo) -- 32K words, explicit, Merlin/Arthur -- coffee shop AU, Merlin as barista, Arthur as grumpy customer whose behaviour changes just before he stops turning up.