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so, when i moved (yay for move being done *does happy dance*) i decided that i need a more simpler and easier life, and started to define that for me, since that is what living simply is all about, and also getting rid of much stuff. you wouldnt believe how much stuff i threw out- starting with papers, and ending with clothes and everything in between (but for books and plants because i like plants, and i dream of my own library and so having books around makes me calm).
but now my question:
christmas is coming, and ppl tend to give you stuff on christmas, which i would have to throw out, seing as i dont WANT it in my life, as stuff is clutter, and clutter drags me down. i also dont want clothes because i now know how many i own, and its INSANE, and i am still slowly going through sorting that out- after the big sort out i already had...
how much of a prat and evil person am i when i go and say to my nice family: know how for christmas you always give me nice stuff, please dont do that. instead i would like in no order of importance:

  • a nice trip for a day or something

  • special food i would never be able to afford myself

  • books- all the books, any books

  • vid-games: you know like overwatch- which i have been talking about forever, but its still so expensive and i cant spent that money right now... or some others of my list...


does this make me spoiled and ungrateful? i just dont want them to spend money on stuff i would throw away before the new year, really...
*is conflicted*

Fandom Fund raiser for iv0611

Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:40 pm
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 Hey my dudes, @ivo611 is in some trouble and needs some help fixing her car or her and her mother could end up homeless. She is aiming for $900 dollars. Here is her go fund me page. To help her out I am starting a fandom fund raiser. Please comment below with what you are offering! 

update from the cat-front

Sep. 21st, 2017 04:25 pm
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so on the job-hunt front so far nothing new... and sadly it gets depressing with how many of those firms don't even say that they dont need you (luckily most here do)

but on completely unrelated and better news: this cat finally got a healthy net connection! you do not know how much you need the net for the simplest things these days, until you dont really have the option. i am one of the fortunate enough to have a mobile contract where unlimited net is included- but after 2gb they cut it down to like 125bits a min and you have no imagination of how SLOW that is, it takes forever to load just one picture- this is also the reason i am behind on [community profile] hp_podfic_fest, but i will listen to the ones i didnt yet get around to.
edit: obviously i dont complain about time without net when i choose to be off the net- but for job search and application sending net is kinda the only way these days at least here..

on super unrelated news (because i am trying to make that a thing apparently)
thanks so much for lovely post-cards to [personal profile] themightyflynn, who sent me an adorable card from australia
and to [personal profile] enchanted_jae who sent me a very nice card from duluth- which fits perfectly in my ocean themed entry!!! thank you <3

and finally on different unrelated news: my muse is broken somehow, and i seem unable to fix her, which really is starting to get me broken too *headdesks*

but not all is doom and gloom so i shall go for the happy vipe and wish you a good time!



crystalz

Sep. 20th, 2017 10:19 pm
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just back from the london crystal maze experience. booked this about when i joined this current job - and three months later, it finally arrived! i thought it was both very good (really nice, knowing, silly recreation of the television show game style, really good host) and not QUITE as fun as i had hoped. admittedly i think i thought it would be a lifechanging super high, and it was actually just pretty pleasant and really neat seeing all the different zones. perhaps the fact that you don't win a prize, which takes the pressure off (though i went with a lot of SUPER competitive people, so maybe not. we all wanted to win, whether or not we could actually win anything)(spoilers - we did win. nailed it).

i'd say - yes, recommended. but it is a lot of money for an hour of mostly shouting instructions at your friends.

started watching the most recent episode of the new show this morning to get in the "zone" as it were - but didn't finish it until this evening, which is good as, after a strong start, they failed abysmally. i pointed out to an only minimally interested erin that while the show had chosen to call these contestants 'the cosplay group'... they were actually and very obviously furries.

quite funny.

Looking Back

Sep. 20th, 2017 01:16 pm
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1) I loved this article in the latest issue of TWC. It seems to me it's right on the money of how this particular approach to fanworks has been both overlooked and what it means that there's been no focus on it.

It also has made me want to re-read my own doctoral thesis for the first time since it was finished. Read more... )

2) Speaking of the TWC article, I hadn't seen this news story quoted before but it was an interesting read. I particularly loved the conclusion that these older fans obsessed with the future were pretty unconnected to the actual future of their fandoms.

2) Thanks to Paula for sending me a tip on this documentary about the NY Public Library system. Hopefully it will come to Netflix or someplace I can see it.

3) Thanks to the free Starz week through Comcast, I watched all of the White Princess. I don't have much to say about it as I think it was a watered down version of the White Queen, which seemed to do more with costuming and production values, as well as writing, than this one. Two things are particularly odd Read more... )

4) I was also able to finish off Black Sails. I think it ended at the right time. Read more... )

Honestly, I'm pretty surprised that this series hasn't gotten way more attention or credit.

5) Speaking of Black Sails, a friend has gotten as enthusiastic (perhaps even more so) about it as I have, and I thought of some pirate-style necklaces I could make for her. Here are some, along with a few others I put together recently. Read more... )

¡Ay, bendito!

NSFW Sep. 19th, 2017 12:23 pm
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Voice from the Past - early draft

Sep. 17th, 2017 03:52 pm
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sunday afternoon, erin's out and will be out for a few days. that means it's either time to apply for a new job... and/or tell you about this early draft of 'voice from the past' that i have! let's do one of them anyway.

i think large parts of this are hilarious, btw - very different from what was one screen. if you read only one long analysis of a blake's 7 script by yours truly, you should read this one (or pressure point, which is similarly interesting, but shorter).

if you'd rather read the script as a PDF, than you would read about me reading the script, it'll be here for a short time.

Meow, pussy (WARNING - IMAGE HEAVY) )

[YOI]

Sep. 16th, 2017 10:30 pm
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Title: Heartbeat by Emilyenrose
Reader: Annapods
Bingo Square(s): incorporate physical sound
Fandom: Yuri!!! On Ice
Pairing: Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov
Length: 00:27:07
Summary: Victor starts sleeping in Yuri's bed well before the Cup of China.

Link to Podfic: Ao3 (streaming) - Dropbox (download and streaming, mp3) - Tumblr (streaming)

whizz-by

NSFW Sep. 16th, 2017 02:01 pm
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Sep. 15th, 2017 07:57 pm
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Oops I forgot to post like three pods here ^^" sorry.



Title: A «Selfish» King by Heeroluva
Reader: annapods
Fandom: World of Warcraft
Pairing: Anduin Wrynn/Wrathion, Anduin Wrynn/Hollister
Length: 00:36:47
Occasion: pod together 2017 =DDD
Summary: Tales tell of a selfish king, a king who could not choose, but I’m here to tell the tale of a king who couldn’t help but love all he met and in the process managed to unite a war torn land.

Link to Podfic: Ao3 (text and streaming) - right-click and save as for download, click for streaming - Tumblr (streaming)




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Title: How IKEA Sells All Their Beds by thankyouforexisting
Reader: annapods
Bingo Square(s): no editing
Fandom: Boku No Hero Academia
Pairing: Bakugou Katsuki/Midoriya Izuku
Length: 00:52:49
Summary:
The next day, Kacchan turns on the cold water while Izuku is showering, resulting in a screaming match that the whole floor gets involved in, and soap bars starts flying everywhere, while Mineta throws his purple balls so that people can grab onto them and not slip on the wet floor, earning a “You’re not that bad, dude,” from Kirishima. Aizawa punishes them all by making them run laps for an hour the next morning.

Two days later, Izuku retaliates by lowering the thermostat until Kacchan can’t summon fire to burn his clothes, and Iida appears in the doorway holding a flag and shouting, “JUSTICE FOR CLOTHES! NO MORE DESTRUCTION OF FABRIC! WE MUST FIGHT THIS STRIKE AGAINST THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY, COMRADES!”

Kacchan rips the thermostat from the wall with his fire cannons and burns the flag, half of Izuku’s wardrobe, and his bed.


Deku and Kacchan are roommates, and everyone fears for their safety.


Link to Podfic: Ao3 (streaming) - Dropbox (download and streaming, mp3) - Dropbox (download, m4b) - Tumblr (streaming) - /!\ there’s also a sober, better version of this pod up on ao3 /!\


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Title: My only reaction to you is the joy I found by Highlyannoying
Reader: Annapods
Bingo Square(s): free space
Fandom: The Bright Sessions
Pairing: Chloe Turner/Sam Barnes
Length: 00:25:33
Summary: Chloe can hear all of Sam's thoughts like fireworks and blooming flowers, and it feels like the sun is setting outside only to rise in her chest.

Link to Podfic: Ao3 (streaming) - Dropbox (download and streaming, mp3) - Dropbox (download, m4a) - Tumblr (streaming)



Legacies

Sep. 14th, 2017 07:40 pm
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1) A friend emailed me Tuesday telling me her father had died the night before. This is no longer an unusual circumstance as she's the fourth friend of mine to lose one or both parents already, while another has a mother in a nursing home and a sixth's parents are in clear decline. I lost my own father at 22 as part of a slow decline and my mother 12 years later very suddenly. Read more... )

2) I saw a tweet regarding climate change denial which said in response to this, "So, when's the time? Xavier? Zooey?"

3) The news that students who binge on online course content do better than those who don't hardly seems surprising. Chances are if you're binging you're either more interested in the content or more motivated in completing the course. I also suspect that it's easier to go through quickly because better students find the material to be easier and thus finish quicker.

4) So it seems that news outlets are finally deciding that the Daily Show's format is one of the best ways to get news across and have started doing comedy videos. And what's even more amazing is that it isn't name checked once in that article.

5) Speaking of the Daily Show's legacy, at least the creative Emmys are more on point with their awards. I got a particular laugh out of this win: Read more... )

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