Apr. 2nd, 2015 09:29 am
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Ugh, 7am is a tough time for a Nintendo Direct, but I was able to drag my ass out of bed with just enough time to brew myself a pot of tea to keep me going through the 50 minute(!!) presentation!


In other related game-y news, today is Xenoblade 3D release day here in Japan! My copy still hasn't shipped, so looks like I won't be getting it until at least tomorrow, but that's fine. So excited to see how the game looks and feels in portable form!
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That's been my week.

Fiona is sick; she's been sick all week. I took her to the doctor today, and her white blood cell count was through the roof but no flu. Her fever was 103.4 and three hours later, it was 104.5. We had started to get frantic because it's been hours and many alternating doses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen and a cool bath, and her fever was not coming down. I just checked her again, it's finally down again, but I know that's the extra dose of ibuprofen our pediatrician told us to give her and not that her fever is truly gone. This is about to kill me, y'all. I am so worried about her; I know she is probably going to be just fine, but it stresses me the fuck out because she's so tiny.

I have not been able to go to the gym because you can't really exercise when you have to hold a tiny, listless baby in your arms ALL THE TIME. I couldn't even go to the bathroom for large swathes of the afternoon because she just cried and cried if I put her down. You know you're a mommy when you've mastered pooping with a sobbing baby in your lap. :( So now I feel doubly anxious and upset because exercise really relieves my stress (and irrationally like all my exercise gains are going to disappear with a few days of inactivity). Ditto on the housework that's piled up during this time.

It's also been stressful having to cancel class and losing all the time I'd normally be working during office hours. This last third of the semester is always crunch time anyway, and it's so easy to get behind.

I am tired of this week. I feel deeply sorry for myself. Also we have no more popcorn and that feels like a tragedy. Distract me, please!

New fic!

Apr. 1st, 2015 02:47 pm
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"My Light is Electric" (AO3 | DW)
One Direction, NC-17, 23,000 words, Louis/Zayn (endgame) and Louis/Liam and Louis/Harry and Louis/Niall, for 1D Big Bang
"Alphas aren't just meant to be ravished, and that's as important a lesson as just how fun ravishing can be."

Louis hates being an omega sometimes, but he can cope. His alpha bandmates are happy to help him break his heats, and he's happy to help them through their first heat or knotting experience. Everyone wins.

Falling for his one other omega bandmate, on the other hand, isn't something Louis's prepared for.

I started this story January 2014. It was going to be a little "five times Louis was control in heat (and one time he wasn't)" story. Weedgate happened, and my progress slowed. Most stories would have fallen out of my consciousness at that point, but not this one. It bothered me through the summer. It bothered me when I actually saw One Direction for the first time in September. I yelled at it to shut up and was unsuccessful; I kept picking it up and poking at it every couple weeks. Finally, when all my other stories for 1D Big Bang went nowhere, I sighed and expanded this to the 20k+ monster it wanted to be, if only so I could get it out of my head. (I originally envisioned it around 5k.)

And then you'd think I would catch a break by coming up on my posting date. BUT OH NO. I posted a 1D story on Tuesday of last week, ready to spend the rest of the week editing this one. And then, exactly one week before I was due to post, Zayn left the band. The mods gave everyone a week's hiatus and offered remaining posters the options of later posting dates or to post it outside of the fest in general months down the line (technically unconnected, but still linked on the Tumblr) or to abandon them entirely while still being allowed to take part in the next round. I was upset enough that I couldn't think about opening the story, so I very, very seriously considered throwing the whole thing out for a couple days.

But I didn't want to leave my mixer high and dry (especially because they're pinch hitting) and, ultimately, I NEED THIS STORY OUT OF MY HEAD. I edited it and got it beta'd/Britpicked. And here it is.
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April! Which means it's National Poetry Month! Which means I'll be posting a poem every day. To begin:

What's In My Journal

Odd things, like a button drawer. Mean
Things, fishhooks, barbs in your hand.
But marbles too. A genius for being agreeable.
Junkyard crucifixes, voluptuous
discards. Space for knickknacks, and for
Alaska. Evidence to hang me, or to beatify.
Clues that lead nowhere, that never connected
anyway. Deliberate obfuscation, the kind
that takes genius. Chasms in character.
Loud omissions. Mornings that yawn above
a new grave. Pages you know exist
but you can't find them. Someone's terribly
inevitable life story, maybe mine.

~William Stafford



What I've just finished
I did a reread of The Raven Cycle books and ugh, I just want the last one RIGHT NOW. spoilers and speculation ) I JUST WANT TO KNOW.

What I'm reading now
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, aka, JK Rowling. I'm enjoying it, though I feel like Strike is spending way too much time thinking about his ex. Didn't we wrap that up in the first book? On the plus side, it's all about the murder of an author, so there's a lot of gossip about publishing, something I feel like she'd know a little about, and also dick jokes. OMG SO MANY DICK JOKES. I APPROVE.

What I'm reading next
It is, as always, a mystery.


The Flash: Tricksters
spoilers! omg! )

Ahem. Yes. So that was 95% AWESOME and 5% ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME. Not a bad percentage, but that last five percent better see some improvement soon, or so help me, I'm going to write a sternly worded letter.

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[personal profile] tyger
Uuuurgh so tired.

Had work today which was tiring. We got all that fucking scanning done! But tiring, homg. And also all our other work, hahaha. Luckily, was pretty quiet today, so we COULD spend a few hours just doing the scanning, but. Yeah.

And THEN, Sibling and SO came over for dinner. Which is good, but also uuuuuurgh social so exhausting. /o\

So yeah, at fall-asleep-on-the-floor level of tired, so gonna go park my ass in bed where it belongs.

GIP! (Do we even say that anymore?)

Apr. 1st, 2015 09:20 pm
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Did you know Kate Beaton drew an X-Files Pride and Prejudice AU?
House Full of Mulders
Darcy!Scully is incredibly hot. *points to icon*

I made this. Because I noticed it and now cannot unsee:

I have become trapped by the kitten game. (The kitten game, but fair warning, it's addictive. Try to hold 2K catnip for each kitten, or tragedy awaits you.)

Wednesday has become cooking day - we make lunches, cook dinner for a few days ahead. Today, in an epic cook fest, we roasted a huge piece of beef, fried up some more zucchini for putting in pasta and salad over the next few days, and toasted a batch of almonds.

Also made Brioche, though to be fair, I started that last night. I'm hoping for nice leftovers to use for French toast over the Easter weekend.

And Chocolate zucchini cake. This made a ginormous bundt cake. Like, it's huuuuge. It's a huge bundt. I love saying 'bundt'.

Hot cross buns this weekend! I'll start the dough tomorrow night. Must put the fruit on to soak tonight.

Agents of SHIELD, 2.15, One Door Closes )

Easter is coming. Work is going to suck, but then it will be done, and I can make hot cross buns and eat an Easter egg.

Daily Happiness

Apr. 1st, 2015 12:23 am
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1. I didn't get all the manga posted that I wanted to post, but I did get Himegoto done, and also realised I hadn't posted a chapter of Yasha yet that I thought I'd posted, so even though I don't have the chapter I wanted to post back from the typesetter yet, I could at least post this one.

2. I actually woke up before my alarm this morning. Hoping this will be a trend that continues. (Though tomorrow I have to get up at six, so I kind of doubt I will wake up before the alarm then...)

3. I'm going karaoke tomorrow with my former coworker (who still works for the company, just a different store). I'm really looking forward to it! We had such a great time last time we went.

4. Someone brought in doughnuts to work today. :D (It would be nice if there were still some left tomorrow morning, since I never have time to eat before work on my early days.)

April / Autism Month

Apr. 1st, 2015 12:17 am
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April is "Autism Awareness Month". Some prefer to call it "Autism Acceptance Month". I like that, but acceptance won't happen without awareness, and unfortunately, the most vocal on the subject tend to be NeuroTypicals (NTs) talking about us, without us, for their own agendas; this usually means that what gets presented in the media is at best, ignorant, at worst, calculated propaganda to incite fear and/or hate.

I have not written much for a long while, so in an effort to make it more habitual, I am using this month as a springboard. I will try to make at least one post each day this month on Autism, it might be a long post, or it might be nothing more than a link to something by someone else. If I can manage my spoons, I may post something 'off topic' as well... I dunno... our pets, fanfic related, whatever. Hopefully, I will find it easier to be more active about posting after April is over with.

PS: Please do NOT donate to "Autism Speaks".  I will write, or find a link, about why, and will find some other groups people can donate to instead, in an upcoming post.

My first two links for Autism Awareness month:Blue Puzzle Piece (symbol commonly used by Autism Speaks and other Autism groups) inside a red circle with a diagonal line through it, indicating a rejection of the puzzle piece symbol.  I am not a puzzle

ThAutcast: Aspergers and Autism Community on Facebook
Several of my autistic friends are expressing anxiety about the fact that April begins tomorrow.
We know we will be the subject of month-long focus on what a problem we are.
We know that there will be many news stories about the research breakthroughs that promise to get rid of us.
We know people will talk for a month about how we are bankrupting our countries and ruining the lives of our families.
And then they will check "autism" off of their list of causes and forget about it until next year.
Autism Awareness hurts.


The Depiction of Autism and Why it Matters
by: Ariane Zurcher (Mother of an Autistic daughter)

...As someone who once devoured anything on the subject of autism through the lens of ignorance and as a result was paralyzed with the fear these depictions induced, I am aware of the underlying emotional manipulation that is often so obviously being employed. It is propaganda, whether intentional or not, biased, deeply prejudiced and intended to create fear. And it is doing tremendous damage to autistics and to all of our autistic children who will soon grow up to be autistic adults. These types of imagery perpetuate the marginalization and unfortunate stereotyping of people on the spectrum....



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