Scanlations: Musume no Iede ch. 9

Aug. 26th, 2016 08:48 pm
torachan: (musume no iede)
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Title: Musume no Iede
Original Title: 娘の家出 (Musume no Iede)
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Jump X
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 4 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + muge (vol. 1 by muge & anonymous)
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: When Mayuko's mom announces she's getting remarried, Mayuko runs away to live with her dad and his boyfriend. This heartwarming slice-of-life series follows Mayuko and her family and friends as their stories interweave.

Chapter Summary: With Mayuko's help, Gucchi comes to terms with her feelings about her estranged father.

Chapter 9: Spinning Miracle

Friday night mishmash post

Aug. 27th, 2016 12:18 am
umadoshi: (kittens - Claudia - pensive)
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--It is way too humid. Not horribly hot, fortunately, but the humidity can GTFO any time now. Maybe tomorrow will be better on that front.

--Today's work was all fine-tuning and spot-checking and looking up flashbacks and final proofreads on a pair of very different scripts, and my brain is mulched. And that's not counting an awful lot of socialness afterwards--about as much as one can have without leaving the house or having an actual party. All of the socialness was good, mind you, but...mulch. Yeah.

--My haircut happened as planned on Wednesday, and it doesn't look all that different. Since we're now officially growing the bangs out, it was mostly a case of cutting the very back really short again and then shaping the rest a bit so as to lose as little length as possible. And then we booked my coloring appointment for just under a month from now! We've agreed to start with streaks/spatters/something of oil slick color because I'm growing my hair back to a bob, and she says that the color is very long-lasting, and dyeing all of my hair would make roots that much more obvious.

--Claudia's collar and tag are completely AWOL, and have been so for several days. We're very confused. I kind of expected them to turn up when we vacuumed a couple days ago, but nope. O_o So I guess we're gonna go get her a new set, and given that neither basic collars nor nametags are expensive, I may opt to get backups for both cats in case this happens again. She and Jinksy are indoor cats and all, but the thought of her/them getting out without a collar really freaks me out. :/

--And I know there was something else I was gonna mention, but it's gone. Poof.

Linkspam: fannish/geeky, misc.

Aug. 26th, 2016 11:17 pm
umadoshi: (Rin "strike me sometimes" (kawaiiayu))
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Fannish/Geeky Things

"A Fine Vintage: John Cho to Play Wine Con Man in New Television Show, Connoisseur". [The Mary Sue]

"Zoe Quinn’s next game is a Chuck Tingle FMV dating simulator".

Our friendly new neighborhood social media site (Imzy) has announced that it's now possible to make personal blogs there, not just communities. (Note: I've seen some discussion around DW about whether that's actually a good idea, given how Imzy works/will apparently work once it's out of beta, but I can't remember where, or whether the argument is against personal blogs as opposed to "personal communities" or against using the site as a blog at all, rather than entirely for community conversations.)

Personally, I haven't really poked around it all that much, but I did snag my name and made a "personal community".

[ profile] equinox_exchange is a new spring & autumn fanvid exchange. (Also [ profile] equinox_vids, [ profile] equinox-vids, and [ profile] equinox_vids.)


I'm not signing up personally (since I suspect I'd just get behind and frazzled about that), but [ profile] lunabee34 is hosting a letter-writing challenge.

"Nick Offerman on middle-aged sex and what people get wrong about Ron Swanson".

"Why ‘Menstruator’ Should Be in Your Vocabulary".

"Artist Leaves Dress In The Dead Sea For 2 Years And It Turns Into Glittering Salt Crystal Masterpiece".

"Dear Internet: It’s Time to Fix This Mess You Made". [Wired]

"WhatsApp to give users' phone numbers to Facebook for targeted ads: Messaging service will begin sharing private information with Facebook and is preparing to allow businesses to message users".

"“Monumental Knitting” Circle Comes to Quebec this Weekend".

"'Translucent' statues haunt British forest". [Boing Boing]

"Clever Tables That Create An Illusion Animals Are Emerging From Water".

"How Censors Killed The Weird, Experimental, Progressive Golden Age Of Comics". [Saladin Ahmed at Buzzfeed] [2014]

"bell hooks And The Extraordinary Power Of Names". [The Establishment]

Testing imzy crossposting

Aug. 26th, 2016 10:37 pm
such_heights: matt, karen and arthur hugging with matt making a smoochy face at arthur (who: matt/karen/arthur [smooch])
[personal profile] such_heights
So a new platform called Imzy has sprung up and is maybe a new fannish hub? I don't have particularly strong feelings about it, especially given that I'm perfectly happy on dreamwidth, but it does have a better framework for discussion than twitter or tumblr so if fandom wants to hang out there then I'm game.

I'm testing a feature whereby allegedly it will post to my blog there from my DW RSS feed (thanks to [personal profile] morgandawn for the tip).

If you want to check it out, you can request an invite from me here. I've got 50, so don't be shy.

eta: it crossposts a link to this post but not the body.

New random story generator!

Aug. 26th, 2016 03:51 pm
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[personal profile] telophase
Most of you probably remember that I do ebook covers as Augusta Scarlett, and most of those covers tend to be paranormal romance, as I get clients when they read other books I've done the cover for, then contact me because they like my work. So I've done a lot of shifter covers.

And that inspired my new random story idea generator, the Shifter Romance Generator.

Many thanks to Lia Silver, who is responsible for most of the more, um, interesting shifters. ;)


Aug. 26th, 2016 11:18 pm
cimorene: (Default)
[personal profile] cimorene
I have invitations. Wait, that's not all!

When I saw Aja retweeting official Imzy appealing for fandom signups, I went, "Who?" So I googled it. Google found an article that left me squinting a lot but basically conveyed that it is

  • A bit like Tumblr, except everything you follow is communities

  • Every post has threaded comments (but the threading only nests 3 deep so far. They intend to improve that in future)

  • Designed to allow "tipping" for posts - I assume the idea of this is for things like Patreon and Medium; one of their built-in post types is Podcast, so it makes sense for that too. This requires credit card info obvs. Potentially problematic fandom implications also obvs.

  • Designed to allow anon posting and linking of multiple aliases under one sign-in.

This is several of the big issues with Tumblr - communities and commenting - but maintaining the WYSIWYG interface of Tumblr; there are image posts too, although they don't look great right now.

Obviously, people are saying "What about the TOS? Are you going to start banning fandom for posting erotica?" and there's a post about that at /fail_fandom_anon over there (which seems to have some useful fandom-specific information and newbie tutorials and the like), here (viewable if you've got an account and are signed in). To quote relevant bits,

Strikethrough? Not going to be banned or deleted without warning

First, we’ve banned very few people, and only when they were explicitly and repeatedly violating our TOS. If we think you’re crossing a line, we’ll try to talk to you first. And even if you do get banned, you still have access to the entire site and all your content, you just can’t do anything new. When content is removed by a leader or staff, it is only removed from public view and is still accessible to you.

NSFW content? Erotic fanfic is okay. We don’t have a problem with this, as long as you make sure you’re still marking everything as NSFW and following the community’s guidelines. [...] Our community policy states that “we define pornography as imagery whose primary or sole purpose is sexual arousal.” Sometimes there is sexually explicit or otherwise graphic content that is a part of a story and is a crucial part of character and plot development in, say, a web comic. That should be okay. A lot of fan art I think tends to fall into this category. If you have fan art about a show, certain characters, even a romance, there will likely be some erotic art that comes up. That’s fine, in that context. This is about celebrating characters, a show, a story, a world, whatever else, and exploring them. And some erotic content just may come up as a part of that. But the erotic part of it is not the “sole or primary purpose.” A community dedicated to pornographic art, on the other hand, isn’t so cool.

This is a staffer answering questions, apparently. Not terrible, at least. It sounds like they are aiming to disallow porn spam and porn blogs, but not nsfw content when it pops up in fanwork comms (if they stick to that).

Anyway, I'm cautiously hopeful.

And I have 199 invites, because when you make an unrestricted community you get a big packet of them. So you can drop your email address in a private message to me if you want one, or you can use the request button on this page (joining the community in question is not required, it'll just get namechecked in the invitation mail)(feel free to join if you like Poirot, though).

As yet there is no major content there, but it might be worth your time to namesquat just in case.

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Aug. 26th, 2016 02:57 pm
lotesse: (starmap)
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It is probably not un-connected to the interior work I've been doing the last few weeks that I am also deep into a re-engagement with Madeleine L'Engle, who was my guiding star in childhood and who i have not read for near a decade now. I'm starting with the Murry-O'Keefe stuff, which was always the most important to me, but I maybe have to reread all of it - it's been too long on the Katherine Vigneras books, for sure, and maybe this time around I might like Troubling A Star.

Hard rec on the L'Engle-narrated audiobooks, btw. She has a lovely grandmotherly voice and great readerly affect.

I thought I'd do a post on each of the books, if people want to come talk? And I'm gonna push myself through some of the small fic I've been doing, see if I can successfully put work out sometime here. I miss putting out little fic on a more regular basis, I keep hoarding it all up into these big projects that take forever instead.


Aug. 27th, 2016 01:48 am
tyger: Zexion's Avatar Kingdom chibi. Text: Zexion (Zexion - chibi)
[personal profile] tyger
Nothing much today. Did some uni work though, that was pretty excellent! :3 Still behind, but I *think* I'm catching up? Maybe? Will do some more tomorrow, anyway, see how it goes.
musesfool: Garnet (i am a conversation)
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After watching the Mets game - every game a rollercoaster! - I went to bed and fell asleep right away. And then was awake from 2:30 - ~5 am. Blergh. Why?


Steven Universe: Mindful Education
spoilers )


There's Still Time to Change the Road You're On (at AO3)
Star Wars; Anakin, Leia, Luke; AU; 3,690 words
"Time travel? Are you kriffing kidding me?"

As I said yesterday, once I gave myself permission to not have to figure out (let alone write!) the alternate timeline created when Anakin goes back to his own time, this story basically wrote itself. I mean, I'd been stuck at like 200 words for a couple of months, and then I was like, "eh, I don't have to show what he does when he goes back" (or, more euphemistically, I leave it up to the reader to decide what he does) and suddenly I'd written 3000 words in two days.

Once the writing started happening, there were two main questions I asked myself (and [ profile] angelgazing) and those were:

1. How much drama is too much? I mean, there's a reason #the skywalkers have no chill is a tag that exists; and
2. Can I really have Anakin Skywalker say, "Don't call me Shirley" or is that too self-indulgent?

And the answers were:

1. Slightly less than there was in the original draft (Leia was a lot meaner before revisions; taking out some of her scathing remarks was like removing that one extra thing before leaving the house) and
2. It's self-indulgent but it made me laugh so what the hell.

On the other hand, I think that while he probably does avoid some pitfalls and maybe doesn't become Vader (someday later) this time around, he's still Anakin Skywalker: walking catastrophe, so he probably fucks up some other things along the way, and I'm sure he's not able to defeat Palpatine, so the Empire happens anyway. But maybe Alderaan doesn't end up blown up twenty years later, and Leia would certainly see that as a net win, I think.

It was also fun (and easier) to write from his POV since even though Luke and Leia don't actually know very much, he knows even less at this point (in my head it takes place between Mortis and Umbara somewhere, probably after the Padawan Lost arc, which is where Anakin is at his most mature, really; even Yoda's pleased with how things are going with him), but I also didn't have to write Luke and Leia arguing over what he should be told, if anything. And I keep switching back and forth in my head over who would be more adamant about protecting the timeline, but for real, Leia is always going to try to save Alderaan if she can, so she's the one who goes "fuck the timeline!" in the end.

So yeah, I guess that's my entry into the time travel fix-it genre in this fandom, though really for me, it's all about people yelling at Anakin to look at his life! Look at his choices! I could read (and write) millions of words of that and never be bored of it.


Webcomics I'm currently reading

Aug. 25th, 2016 11:52 pm
aris_tgd: Personal avatar Phumiko (Default)
[personal profile] aris_tgd
With a quick note on what I like about 'em. Because why not? Then I'll at least have a list of the URLS in case I need it:

Comicsss... )

Daily Happiness

Aug. 26th, 2016 01:17 am
torachan: a kitten looking out the window (chloe in window)
[personal profile] torachan
1. I started on a diuretic about a month ago to help lower my blood pressure and when I went in two weeks ago to have my BP taken, it was lower, but still a bit high, but today when I went in again it was within normal range, so yay!

2. I stopped at the big Mexican supermarket on the way home from the doctor and not only did they have a lot of stuff I wanted for salads on sale, I also got some super delicious guacamole and chips and had that for dinner.

3. I've finished all my "must translate before the end of the month" stuff and now just have to wait for typesetters to do their thing! (Including one case where the typesetter is me, but I've still got a week before the end of the month, so I could totally do it.)

4. Chloe says hi.

What the actual fuck.

Aug. 26th, 2016 01:23 am
kate: Hephaistion is very very sorry and won't do it again. (Alexander: Heph sorry)
[personal profile] kate
My cat (my favorite, don't tell the rest) just came into our bedroom and pissed all over our comforter and sheets.

A) I came home not 5 minutes before this. (After a super-shitty week at work culminating in a particularly super-shitty day today.)
B) This is actually the second time he's done it, the last time, he did it while my wife and I were in the bed. He pissed ON US. We weren't really sure what to make of that; he'd been sick and we'd been playing with his insulin to get him back on track with his blood sugars.

I can't tell if he's still sick and letting us know, or if he's pissed at me specifically. I've been stressed from work, so not particularly lovey or anything, but not like, awful? I'm still petting the cats and they sleep with us, and hang out with me on the couch.

You know, I just didn't need this today.

icons: The Musketeers

Aug. 25th, 2016 11:43 pm
meganbmoore: (archer)
[personal profile] meganbmoore
 231 x The Musketeers 

here ) 

Four for Thor's Day

Aug. 25th, 2016 11:06 pm
lunabee34: (cmm:  b/w red by sheepy_hollow)
[personal profile] lunabee34
1. I got the best package from [ profile] decynthus today! She made me all these cool fandom magnets with multiple picture options so I can switch them out when I want to. My favorites are one of Tyrion that says "I drink wine and I know things," another one that says Lyanna Mormont for President, a photo of the TOS crew on the bridge (*sniffle*), and one of River Tam that says "my food is problematic." LOL I have the best friends. Thank you so much, sweetie.

2. In random autoimmune disorder news, I don't know exactly when this started happening but it's been since we lived here, so sometime in the last eight years, I started getting this rash on my chest and jawline. It wasn't really visible, maybe slightly red, but nothing anyone would notice if I didn't scratch it. It would appear randomly and for no reason I could discern. Turns out this is a almost certainly a celiac thing or even a Hashimoto's thing. Lots of people with both report rashes that get better or go away entirely when they go gluten free. I haven't had the rash since I went gluten free. Over the last couple of days, it's started to appear again, and I couldn't figure out why. I haven't eaten in a restaurant in weeks. Well, son-of-a-bitch the ibuprofen I've been taking over the last three days has gluten in it. Aaaaaarrrgh! Why is gluten in everything OMG?

3. I fell twice pretty spectacularly at the beginning of this month, the second time banging myself up pretty badly, and now my arthritis is acting up pretty terribly in my knee. Boo and hiss.

4. Don't forget to sign up for the Letter Writing Challenge!
sasha_feather: Cindi Mayweather (janelle monae) (Cindi Mayweather)
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Sometimes people think they have to choose between social model of disability and medical model: all one or all the other. I believe they work best in concert. Neither model explains the entirety of the experience of disease, illness, and impairment-- perhaps nothing ever will because these experiences are so complex and involve both individual and community experiences, and the many vagaries of our human bodies.

I think that all categorization and models break down with enough analysis... our human understanding of the universe is ultimately quite poor. We stumble in the dark. We stare at shadows on the wall of a cave.
But. We can try.

The social model works for me largely because medicine has failed; there seems to be little to nothing that medicine can do for my pain and fatigue. There are no medicines beyond caffiene that treat fatigue; and I've tried many many things for pain with little benefit. What helps me most are lifestyle interventions: resting a lot, essentially. Reducing my stress way, way down. Very gentle exercise. And when I read about the social model and disability activism I feel validated, comforted, more secure. I feel my world become wider. I feel a connection to others.

Trying to pursue medical interventions feels like exercise in failure. I do go to the doctor but mostly it's to make sure nothing worse is happening to me, rather than to try and get better.

I do think that most disabled people visit the doctor and believe in the medical model to an extent: we have to deal with doctors and providers to get needed medicines and therapies. We must believe in them as a matter of survival.

I'm trained as a scientist and I worked in medicine for a long time. I understand the limits and the benefits of this realm.

What I don't see enough of, is the medical field embracing-- or even knowing about-- the social model. It would be so interesting to see what could happen if practioners listened to disabled people and learned from our expertise.

When I worked in a hospital I noticed that universal design was (perhaps ironically) apparent there, because injured and ill people are normal in a hospital setting. So there is abundant signage. People are encouraged to use the elevators, and the elevators are big enough to fit wheelchairs and gurneys. There are places to sit and rest at the ends of corridors. Doctors offices, on the other hand, even my pain clinic (!) still seem comitted to using bright fluorescent lights. And of course the standards are different for staff versus patients, even though staff memebers certainly may be disabled as well.

--You don't have to choose between the medical and social model
--The medical world could stand to learn some things from the social model and from activists


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