Today on body horror

Fri, Apr. 25th, 2014 05:58 pm
vass: Warning sign of man in water with an octopus (Accidentally)
[personal profile] vass
From page 297 of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Everything, a passage on how things can go wrong with deep sea diving.

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Story: "Hairpins" Part 29

Fri, Apr. 25th, 2014 12:21 am
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
This story belongs to the series Love Is For Children which includes "Love Is for Children," "Eggshells," "Dolls and Guys,""Saudades," "Turnabout Is Fair Play," "Touching Moments," "Splash," "Coming Around," "Birthday Girl," "No Winter Lasts Forever," "Hide and Seek," "Kernel Error," "Happy Hour," and "Green Eggs and Hulk."

Fandom: The Avengers
Characters: Phil Coulson, JARVIS, Clint Barton, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanova, Bruce Banner.
Medium: Fiction
Warnings: This story is mostly fluff, but it has some intense scenes in the middle. Highlight for details. These include dubious consent as Phil and JARVIS discuss what really happened when Agent Coulson hacked his way into Stark Tower, over which Phil has something between a flashback and a panic attack. They also discuss some of the bad things that have happened to Avengers in the past, including various flavors of abuse. If these are sensitive topics for you, please think carefully before deciding whether to read onward.
Summary: Uncle Phil needs to pick out pajamas for game night. He gets help from an unexpected direction.
Notes: Service. Shopping. Gifts. Artificial intelligence. Computers. Teamwork. Team as family. Friendship. Communication. Hope. Apologies. Forgiveness. Nonsexual ageplay. Nonsexual intimacy. Love. Tony Stark needs a hug. Bruce Banner needs a hug. #coulsonlives.

Begin with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22, Part 23, Part 24, Part 25, Part 26, Part 27, Part 28.

NOTE: The final two chapters are mostly adorable fluff during the next game night. However, they also involve some very sensitive territory for Bruce, and Phil has to navigate some delicate personal boundaries with not much verbal input from Bruce. Be advised of deep intimacy and tentative growth.

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State of Camp Telophase

Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 09:49 pm
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[personal profile] telophase
To start off, I am now OK. And now that that's been said, my latest news is that I've had a miscarriage and ended up in the ER on Tuesday night due to pain, and throwing up my pain medication. But! as I said, I am OK now (as OK as you can be in the circumstances!).

Much more detail, and possibly way TMI under the cut.

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Oh, yet again, dear.

Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 09:45 pm
akamarykate: Joan explains the world to Sherlock in exasperation (Queen of Everything)
[personal profile] akamarykate
So I'm 3/4 thru tonight's Elementary and following the writers' twitter account, anddddd...

Maybe it's just my aversion to Mycroft (ugh, ugh, UGH), but I don't think I'm seeing what it is they want me to see in this episode. Like, at ALL.

Update on the Messy Little Injury

Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 10:33 pm
chomiji: Two ghostly princes looking pained, with caption Oooh, that's really got to hurt! ... (Stardust Princes-ouch)
[personal profile] chomiji

Thanks for all the sympathy and good wishes!

Cut just because not everyone wants to listen to this stuff even when it's not gruesome )

Torn World Muse Fusion Wrap Up and Poll

Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 08:41 pm
ysabetwordsmith: (Karavai)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
 Read about what happened in the Torn World Muse Fusion and vote in the poll to unlock some of my writing.

Yes!

Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 06:39 pm
fayanora: disguised as an adult (disguised as an adult)
[personal profile] fayanora
I have a paid Dreamwidth account now, and so the extra icons I had when my paid account expired several years ago are still there, but accessible now. So I chose one to put on this post. Hooray! No more being restricted to just 10 icons!

On another note...

Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 05:53 pm
fayanora: Hermione not amused (Hermione not amused)
[personal profile] fayanora
On another note, I am gonna go ahead and start paying for a paid Dreamwidth account ahead of schedule, as it's only $3 or so per month, because I keep running into this "you have too many tags" bullshit that requires me to erase the new tag before I am allowed to post, even from Drivel.

Right to privacy

Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 05:51 pm
fayanora: Elle tongue (Default)
[personal profile] fayanora
Just overheard a couple women talking about how someone they know has a setup where his kids' text messages go to his phone first and then he like, approves them or something. Or maybe he just got CC's of the texts, I dunno, I didn't hear it well. But one woman said something like "I think for adults that would be a violation of privacy, but for kids that makes good sense."

I didn't say anything to them, though I was very tempted to. Because what I wanted to say to them was, "It doesn't matter what age someone is, people are still people and have a right to privacy, even children. It is STILL a violation of privacy, and there's no justification for it. Just excuses." Because honestly, if they're old enough to use a cell phone to send and receive text messages, they have a right to those messages being private. Same goes for email.

Sheesh, the bullshit some people rationalize in the name of "safety." Oy vey.

Peru: Day One Point Five

Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 03:33 pm
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[personal profile] starlady
Well, we made it. I flew United for the first time in…eight years, and it wasn't actually as bad as I feared; the coffee is actually quite good. That said, we were still delayed an hour in San Francisco because of maintenance issues and then because of an inability to find a United crew to staff the spare United plane they found (where from, who knows; the previous plane and crew were Continental; reconciling seniority systems is the hardest part of airline mergers), with the result that I was running through Houston to make my connection to Lima. Considering that I got on the jetway of my arriving flight twenty minutes before our scheduled departure, and the flight to Lima was not in the same terminal, I felt pretty proud of that.

I'm in a hostel for the first time in…many years (I've been lucky enough to crash with friends, or to get travel grants to cover conference hotels), and it's weird. Fine, but weird. I slept about three hours, maybe, and I'm a little paranoid about my laptop and passport, though I have a private room. Lima seems nice so far, though admittedly we are in Miraflores, which is evidently a relatively ritzy part. I haven't seen much more of the city than walking from the hostel to the hotel to get the conference shuttle, which is what I did this morning.

Equally importantly, Pablo Neruda's "Canto XII from the Heights of Machu Picchu" came up in [community profile] poetry today, and it couldn't be more appropriate, given my travel plans.
the_shoshanna: cartoon girls giggling together (giggle together)
[personal profile] the_shoshanna
Tonight at dinner Geoff and I cast Game of Thrones with Sesame Street characters muppets. Like, Rob Stark is Cookie Monster, because he means well but he's such an idiot; the chickens are the Tyrells; and Oscar the Grouch is totally the Hound.

(I had been trying to tell him about the utterly fantastic Avengers/Sesame Street crossover I'd read, and the conversation kind of degenerated from there...)

[Edited because I realized belatedly that our memories had blurred together Sesame Street and the Muppet Show!]
azurelunatic: Azz and best friend grabbing each other's noses.  (Default)
[personal profile] azurelunatic
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1mEdL1U at April 24, 2014 at 10:02AM
mskaylee: defira85: leeshajoy: mschaos: joebagofdoughnuts: M...
mskaylee:

defira85:

leeshajoy:

mschaos:

joebagofdoughnuts:

Magnetic Cushions Let You Easily Build a Structurally Sound Pillow Fort

The Future is Now!

I think many people I know need to own these

I need to invent a time machine and send this back to my seven-year-old self.

THIS IS ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

I totally want these, but a gentle reminder that if they’re magnetic, you should maybe keep them away from your computer and cell phone. Maybe read a book in your magnetic pillow cave!

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Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 12:32 pm
the_rck: figure perched in a tree with barren branches (Default)
[personal profile] the_rck
Our internet was out most of yesterday evening (the whole time Scott and Cordelia were gone for soccer practice and then some). It was out again this morning. Right at the moment, it seems stable enough, but it could vanish at any time. [personal profile] zhelana, the internet going out is why I disappeared so abruptly from our chat. I apologize.

Supposedly, AT&T is sending someone out to find out what the problem is. They set six this evening as their target time. I'm not holding my breath.

I'm starting to know the second graders in the class I help with at library. It's coming late in the year as there are only six weeks left in the school year, but I was thinking it wouldn't happen at all.

I hope the school does get some money for the library next year. Not only will the librarian, whoever that is, have to build the collection to accommodate middle school students, but also there are very popular items in the collection that are falling apart. I'm mostly thinking of the Pokemon books right now, but there are also the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and the Ripley's Believe it or Not books.

I'm trying to decide whether I want to keep my subscription to Time. I started getting it because it was cheap through Publishers Clearing House, and I do read it. I'm just not sure I'd miss it if I didn't get it. It just feels very slight, like there's not much substance to it. I miss the news magazines I remember from my teenage years. As I recall, one could follow a fair amount of what was happening at least in the US.

The other magazines I get are Discover, Smithsonian, and Archeology. I definitely plan to keep getting all three of those. A lot of what I read doesn't stick with me, but I like the feeling that I'm learning about something however temporarily.

[draft] Letter to the DWP

Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 03:39 pm
kaberett: A drawing of a black woman holding her right hand, minus a ring finger, in front of her face. "Oh, that. I cut it  off." (molly - cut it off)
[personal profile] kaberett
Feedback appreciated; I won't be sending it til tomorrow.

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Kickstarter for Storium

Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 08:44 am
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[personal profile] havocthecat
Storium purports to be an online storytelling game. This is, of course, right up my alley and many of yours as well.

Many of the worlds are being created by pro authors. Seanan McGuire is creating one with mermaids. Seanan McGuire and mermaids. Well, merfolk.

You can also create your own world.

The beta is open now. I plan on backing at the $40 level. But! If I back at the $90 level (which I can't quite afford on my own), I can invite friends or relatives to play also. Would anyone be interested in a group donation? That's another $50 on top of the $40 I'm able to pay, but $50 split among three additional people isn't that much (only about $16.66 each). Then we could get some collaborative storytelling going.

ETA: I read closer, and it seems the $90 level is for November, when the site leaves beta. If you'd like to get in sooner, turns out you need to back it yourself. Sorry for the inadvertent misinformation!
azurelunatic: Azz and best friend grabbing each other's noses.  (Default)
[personal profile] azurelunatic
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/RO8drG at April 24, 2014 at 04:30AM
defira85: leeshajoy: mschaos: joebagofdoughnuts: Magnetic...
defira85:

leeshajoy:

mschaos:

joebagofdoughnuts:

Magnetic Cushions Let You Easily Build a Structurally Sound Pillow Fort

The Future is Now!

I think many people I know need to own these

I need to invent a time machine and send this back to my seven-year-old self.

THIS IS ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

The government still thinks I'm not disabled

Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 12:29 pm
kaberett: a dalek stands at the foot of a flight of stairs, thinking "fuck." (dalek)
[personal profile] kaberett
I just got my application for DLA rejected. Again.

This fucking week.
azurelunatic: Azz and best friend grabbing each other's noses.  (Default)
[personal profile] azurelunatic
Despite how bad it actually is, the cherry-lime syrup was gone in the morning. I arrived well-armed with a set of gummy candies for the "hummingbird feeder".

It's possible that the departmental move may be delayed. I say this on account of my manager saying that we should have been notified by today at the outside if we're going this Friday. There are no emails, no letters, no white flag above my door numbered pieces of paper stuck to cubes or offices. Purple, who was also going to have been in this batch, is similarly without notification. He told a harrowing tale of a move where they told them on Monday, got other pending moves done, and then went "Hey, so can we move you folks like RIGHT NOW?" Except there were still some people with machines up running things that shouldn't be interrupted...

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