Jun. 28th, 2017 02:05 pm
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#12. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?

More traveling, for the start. Being in an unfamiliar territory, at the mercy of strangers, is a lot of stress, because I'm always too-conscious about my unkempt appearance, lack of manners, slow reaction and lack of focus (frequently "spaced out"), and ignorance of local realities (everyone despises tourists, don't they?)

Besides, it's a stress to appear so selfish as to spend a lot of money on my personal entertainment instead of using it for the family needs, self-education, charity etc. Plus, taking too many days off, appearing a lazy and negligent worker.

Some of these reasons may exist only in my head, but my head is not easy to deal with...

what a time to be alive

Jun. 27th, 2017 06:11 pm
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*walks in late* Hello, new neighbours! Please be my friend! Wait, don't leave!

Name: Mer/waketosleep (my old LJ was stripedpetunia)
Age: 29 (for three years now)
Location: Canada
Tumblr/Goodreads/IG/etc: IG is alarmingllamas and a great place to see pointless photos of my cat; I'm active on twitter as @alarmallama and my AO3 handle is waketosleep.

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I'm a cis bi woman going into my second year of law school, because my last career decision was very regrettable, and I was diagnosed with ADHD a year and a half ago so that's been an exciting combination. I've been writing in fandom for ~15 years but between the ADHD and the law school and how much of your life can be swallowed up by trying to pay bills, I don't write as often as I used to. My other interests include TV shows, knitting and crochet, the CFL (I'm a Stamps fan), Canadian politics, cola bottle gummy candy, linguistics (that's the bachelor's degree--syntax and SLA what uppp) and video games, but of course that list is far from exhaustive because my interest is easily captured by new and shiny things. I'm on tenterhooks waiting to see who the new Chief Justice of the SCC will be (I'm hoping Justice Abella). That's what law school does to you; don't go to law school.

Top 5 Fandoms:
When it comes to creative contributions such as fic, in no specific order:
- Star Wars
- GenKill
- Marvel
- Star Trek AOS -- I'm not super engaged with this fandom anymore but I think it's the one I'm most associated with, fic-wise
- Mass Effect

I am enthusiastic and will talk your face off about a lot of other TV/games/books/etc, but my actual online fandom engagement is more limited to the above things and whatever else I've written fic for in the last 3-4 years.

I mostly post about: I've been on DW since it launched and spurred one of the first major LJ emigrations but haven't posted much since Tumblr killed journaling and my circle turned to crickets. I'd like to try and get back into it. Expect AO3 shares of new fic I write and random posts about whatever media I'm watching, with less frequent, slightly more personal posts about things like life updates/craft projects/complaining about law school and law students and the law. Some of those I lock, depending on their content. I'm also open to discussing my adventures with ADHD.

My last three posts were about: *checks* ...A Star Wars fic, a Six of Crows fic and a roundup of good things that happened to me in 2016.

How often do you post? How about commenting? I've never been a daily poster but I'm going to try to up the ante from twice a year. I'll set a goal for weekly. I respond to comments on my posts and I like to comment on your posts when I have something to say. Comment-thread conversations are one of the things I miss most about journaling.

The cold never bothered me anyway

Jun. 27th, 2017 05:07 pm
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I'm probably the last person in the world to watch Disney's Frozen, so no summary is necessary. Here's what stood out for me:

minor spoilers, just in case I'm not the last )

Overall 5/5. Enjoyable!
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If you could stand on the surface of the newly discovered Earth-sized exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f, what would you see? If you could stand on the surface of the newly discovered Earth-sized exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f, what would you see?

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55 Icons: 46 Disney Animated Films + 9 Phineas and Ferb



Jun. 26th, 2017 04:59 pm
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Jun. 26th, 2017 02:05 am
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AGE: 30, soon to be 31


INTERESTS & HOBBIES: I love to read most sorts of books (preferably sci-fi and fantasy) and listen to podcasts (mainly BBC comedy, but also Welcome to Night Vale, the Thrilling Adventure Hour, and My Dad Wrote A Porno). I knit and cross-stitch when I have time and energy. I am a scientist long out of the lab and looking forward to getting back in there. I get inordinately excited by some science things (Epigenetics! Organoids! Developmental biology such as caterpillars turning into butterflies!) but I still can't wrap my head around advanced maths and physics. I'm a feminist and also love to do nail art. I like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, not too interested in newer fandoms even if I enjoy new series and movies and books.

LOOKING FOR: people who post about their life, crafty people, interesting discussions. I've been on LJ since 2004 but feel like I know too many people over there in real life. I'd like to make some cyber friends again :)

ANYTHING ELSE?: I'm mainly using my journal right now to get the toxicity out of my brain so it's mainly moaning and anger. We'll see if I get to use it in a better mood or not. My main problems are anxiety and depression and I'm seeing if regular journalling will make a difference.

Songs of Sorrow and Hope

Jun. 25th, 2017 08:01 pm
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Songs of Sorrow and Hope: The Art of Jenny Dolfen by Jenny Dolfen

A collection of her work, from drawing to full paintings, with some discussion of techniques, quite a bit about inspirations (a lot of Tolkien), and a walk through of how one work was completed.

A lot of lovely stuff.
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Need icons, made icons. Here's a preview, the rest are in my community. Follow the link.

"disgusted noise"

Dragonriders of Pern

Jun. 25th, 2017 12:51 pm
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75 Dragonriders of Pern icons over here.

Divide and conquer

Jun. 20th, 2017 04:21 pm
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As most of you know, I’ve been battling the cute deer’pocalypse for a little while. They are adorable, but eat, eat , eat all my plants.

Well, I think I have slowed them down, at least temporarily.

We had some old galvanized fencing from when we tried to make the buns an outdoor playpen. It was just pilled up behind the shed, and so I scrounged that and the metal posts up and fenced off a portion of the yard. While I was doing things I moved the green house to a sunnier location and set it back up. Here’s hoping it’s secured well enough for the wind storm seasons.

I know that the makeshift fence won’t 100% keep them out. It’s only four foot tall, so they surely can jump it if they want. But if it slows them down from grazing in that area that’s still a win. in my book.

Hot, Hot Hot =D

Jun. 24th, 2017 07:07 pm
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It’s a hot one today.

Not as hot as it is in some area’s I am sure, but quite toasty for here:

Since last year got pretty toasty hot, but we were (and are) on the fence about getting a regular above ground pool, I improvised. When all the summer stuff went on sale I picked up a little wading pool and a floaty seat, and stored them away. XD

Oh yes, I DID go there. 😂❤ #summerpoolparty Dug it out of the laundry room this afternoon and after a long time filling it, finally got in and floated around to stay cool. Soooooooo nice!

Although. since the area is on a slight angle (to keep water from gathering at the house) I couldn’t fill it all the way. Once it needs to be cleaned up I’ll just shuffle it over to a slightly more level area though. For now it works to do what I need it for. To keep me cooler on sizzle days.

Not quite ‘Weekend at Bernie’s” level (I shudder at the thought of all that roof tar)

but it does me the trick on such a hot day.

Boo to bear

Jun. 20th, 2017 07:50 am
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 We had a mama bear trundle through recently. She came in through the front yard, but then decided to just break through the old fencing in the back yard to leave
Looks worse than it was. The fence is really old, so it was in poor shape over there already (as you can probably tell by the railing ‘fence’  at the bottom.

I was able to get everything back upright and tack on some spare boards, and some left over galvanized fencing bits to sturdy it up a bit. 

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I'm Jack, a recent retiree looking for a new hobby. Apparently 'annoying my girlfriend' isn't the best use of my days. Her opinion, not mine

I'm a life-long science-fiction and superheroes fan, and a voracious reader. I enjoy movies, fishing, astronomy, and gardening.

I live in Wales with my wife, our girlfriend and an ever growing collection of four-legged friends.

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