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"I am always hesitant to lean into Superman too soon – in my mind, and I say it all the time, if Kal-El never landed on Earth, Kara would STILL become Supergirl. She would still learn from her experience coming to Earth and want to pay that forward on her own grand scale. So I want that to be more clear than ever." - Steve Orlando

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Poem: "You Who Have Fed the Hungry"

Apr. 22nd, 2017 09:45 pm
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This poem came out of the April 18, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] alatefeline and [personal profile] technoshaman. It also fills the "habits and routines" square in my 4-3-17 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. This poem belongs to the Clay of Life series.

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Poem: "Her Wilderness Like Eden"

Apr. 22nd, 2017 08:46 pm
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This poem is from the April 18, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] redsixwing. It also fills the "memories" square in my 4-3-17 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the series Clay of Life.

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Saving/improving someone's life via blood transfusion would not be possible without medical... science. :D

So yes. Blood donation successful! Slowly but surely working my way toward my 4-gallon pin, 56 days at a time. :) If doing every darn thing I can in the week preceding an appointment to make sure my iron passes muster is what it takes, and evidently that's the case lately, then that's what it takes. It is entirely worth it.

Donating blood on Earth Day seems right, somehow. I can't entirely articulate that one as yet, but it does.

No one has yet recognized my Franklin (as opposed to Watson and Crick, the thieves) shirt for the reference it is, alas. Wearing it today feels like a tiny dual victory just the same.

This is a very disjointed post. :)

tic_tac_woe bingo card

Apr. 22nd, 2017 07:42 pm
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Oh, [personal profile] aldersprig... ::whistles innocently::

Time loop/Time paradox Mega-tsunamis/tidal waves Angels/demons
Wishes go awry/spells rebound WILD CARD Armies of the dead
Space war Evolution/absorbed into new species Wizards’ war/War between Gods

ETA: Do you think it would be cheating to combine one of these with the "apocalypse" square on my [community profile] origfic_bingo card?

Poem: "Define Your Own Reality"

Apr. 22nd, 2017 05:35 pm
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This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls, inspired by the "abuse" square in my 4-3-17 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some intense topics. Highlight to read the detailed warnings, some of which are spoilers. While trying to process past abuse, Turq has a graphic meltdown. Ansel does his best to comfort him. There is angst, overwhelm, flashback and intrusive thoughts, stabbing a worksheet with a pencil, trivial damage to an already beat-up rug, vigorous crying, guilt, difficult conversation, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Saturday Yardening

Apr. 22nd, 2017 01:16 pm
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Today we went to the Earth Day event at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center.  I took two flats of plants for the plant swap, and picked up a big pot of lamb's ear and another of bachelor's button.  I also bought a bunch of native plants from the plant sale.

It's cloudy and cold outside.  

Some of the grass and clover seed is beginning to sprout. \o/

EDIT 4/22/17: Round 2, I planted the lamb's ear in the septic garden and the bachelor's button in the wildflower garden.

EDIT 4/22/17: Round 3, I took the ice plant outside, and I planted a six-pack each of marigolds and zinnias in the barrel garden.

EDIT 4/22/17: Round 4, I planted purslane in one of the hanging baskets by the barrel garden and rosemary in the strip garden by the patio.  I distributed four Italian parsley plants in the strip garden, cistern garden, and a pot.

EDIT 4/22/17: Round 5, I planted several pots of petunias, verbena, alyssum, and Dusty Miller artemesia.  That's most of the stuff from the grocery stores.  I still have several items from the shipment to plant, plus the flat of things I just bought in the plant sale this morning.

EDIT 4/22/17: Round 6, I mulched around four of the trees and shrubs I planted earlier.  It is dusk now, and too dark to see outside, so I'm done for today.  *goflopnow*

Poem: "What You're Living For"

Apr. 22nd, 2017 12:39 pm
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This poem came out of the April 18, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] siliconshaman. It also fills the "magical / mythological creatures" square in my 4-3-17 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Clay of Life series.

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"It's the comics adaptation of the inevitable movie adaptation of Transformers vs GIJOE." -- Tom Scioli

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Bad baby names blog

Apr. 22nd, 2017 01:09 pm
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Here's a blog about, yup, bad baby names. More precisely, horrible names of real people. (And more precisely in a different direction, it's a category subset of a blog called Not Without My Handbag.) Its latest entry is from February 1, 2012, but horrible names are almost timeless. ("Almost" because this year's supercraze is next year's "That's so yesterday" and the next generation "Ooow, that sounds like my aunt", and maybe back in style some decades after.) Warning, though: She's a grouch, as you might expect from the topic, and snarky as hell.

Here are a few genuine bad names excerpted from there, some in her own voice and some quoted:

  • American Idyll ’12 Part 2. February 1, 2012
    Finally, some crazy people with stupid names – what reality shows are all about. (Right? Er…)

    Tealana started by making me grumble with her hipster glasses and septum piercing, ... then back to rage when I found out her name is pronounced tah-LAY-nah, which is the opposite of every vowel in that name. She is the Los Feliz of names.

  • Everything’s Bigger in Texas. November 25, 2011. From the Houston Press:

    Every now and then, Hair Balls [apparently a column at the paper] reports the oddest, funniest, and most puzzling names we come across in Harris County official records — usually but not always the crime reports.

    As always, a couple of disclaimers are in order. Not all, indeed not necessarily any, of these people were convicted of a crime. Additionally, the crimes they are accused of — those that have been accused, that is — are in some cases as minor as driving on a suspended license or possession of small amounts of pot.

    And so, without further ado:

    Patronne Dextrexxe Brooks: Puts us in mind of both tequila and porn.

    Anal Exceus: Oy.

    Tito Kunta Hunt: Someone like both Roots and Yugoslavian strongmen, but the resulting name comes across as naughty.

    Chastity Spotts: I learned about those in health class.

    Charmin Crew: No squares in stall two. Send in the Charmin Crew.

  • Prince CalTech. December 1, 2010

    There’s a kid in my class at school whose name is Harvmit, aka Harvard-MIT. Guess what his parents wanted his college options to be? Too bad he became a rebel, slacked off in school and has no hope of going to either place. Serves his parents right, I guess, but too bad for him.

  • i dont no wat to thnik cuz im ded. December 24, 2008
    I get e-mails asking for naming help all the time, and I’m usually obliging, but every now and then….well, see below.
    I’m due my first kid aug 13. i am thinkin of names. i like unseual names and differnt spellings of names.

    for girls dh and i like:

    tallulah lilac
meleah lynn

    jayden haven
madison macenyzie

    ashlynn charlize

    tiffany clea

    alisha beyonce

    solange kesleigh
gracelyn jordyn

    for boys dh and i like:

kendal jae

    dayne killigan
kylar reese

    fynn tyler
wayne jaymes
brooklyn romeo

    jaysen elijah

    can u please give opinions on the names? thx in advance


    I’m still not sure if she didn’t read the site, couldn’t read the site, or is screwing with me.

 If the latter, Bravo. You did an incredible job of impersonating an under-educated tryndee* namer who I assume every awful thing I possible can about them, up to and including caring about Kardashians, collecting cat figurines, and giving Sarah Palin money. You cut me off on the freeway, let your dog crap in my yard, and get in the express lane with 15 items, then pay with a check. You forward emails about Nordstrom’s recipes, proof of angels, and sparkly Tweety Bird gifs. You invented laugh tracks. Your favorite movie is Transformers 2. You hold your purse tighter when you see black people. Your car alarm goes off at 4 am every day. You ate three slices of pizza before making sure everyone else had had one. You’re why the bus smells like pee.

    I hate you.

* Following the recent trend of spelling a child's name wrong intentionally, see kree8yv.
Maddyssyn is a tryndee way to spell Madison.

Keeping up with the Jones part 1

Apr. 22nd, 2017 03:34 pm
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Post-Secret Wars, my Marvel list has dropped down to Power man and Iron Fist (Cancelled), Hulk, Thor, Gwenpool and Hawkeye. They're all really good books, offering a different take on life in the Marvel world, and with strong authorial voices. New York based Private Investigator Jessica Jones has dropped by on LA based Private Investigator (but don't ask to see her licence) Kate Bishop.

Jess is on a case that links up with a skeevy guy Kate has been keeping tabs on. The trail takes them to a party where getting in isn't as easy as you might want.
Getting in to parties the Kate Bishop Way )
If, like Kate and Jessica, you think that shooting arrows would solve problems, but, unlike Kate and Jessica, you're in Great Britain and have nothing to do from the 16th to 18th of June, why not take part in Archery Big Weekend? There is almost certainly a club nearby that will be putting on a fun event for beginners.

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Apr. 21st, 2017 10:19 pm
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 My work on the Myriad Forum project is going really well- I now have over 30 individuals who have applied to be in the painting, which was my minimum. The painting itself is coming along really, really well- Minecraft turned out to be perfect for getting the layout right. The shape of the Forum itself is there, and I've got some great stone textures coming along. I really feel the need to get this right- it's a big undertaking and deserves a lot of attention and work.
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