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So I've been reading Sky High slash fics. If you're unfamiliar with Sky High, you should watch this slashy   Disney film. It's fun and it's about  superpowered teens coming into their powers and learning about controlling them how to be a hero (or a sidekick) at superhero school (classes include Mad Scientist, etc.). It's entertaining. The "hero" of the film is Will and his "enemy" is Warren (Will's dad arrested Warren's dad since Warren's dad was a supervillian and Warren hates Will because of this). Really, go watch it (one character turns into a mangeta guinea pig as a superpower and another one glows). It's hilarious. It's fun to watch the various relationships in the movie grow and progress. Actual character development!

So, there's not much slash in the fandom (het or gen mainly); the main slash pairing is usually Warren/Will and Warren/other character. Since it's a small fandom based on a movie, there's little (well-written) fic (especially in slash fics). VickyVicarious' fics (I braved the Pit of Voles!) have been entertaining me and they're well-written/entertaining for this fandom (better than average in this fandom). She writes Warren/Will. I've been reading and enjoying her fics. I just finished Fate in Flames and really liked it. It's more of slow progression from friendship to a relationship using Chinese proverbs and fortune cookies! Fortune cookies! Yeah, that amused me. Will's nervous about coming out and it has a more realistic vibe to the story (don't wanna spoiler too much). I've only read her SH stuff but I've enjoyed each SH story that I've read.

Sky High fic also located here on LJ: Sky High Fanfic (gen, het, slash) and Brains & Brawn: Warren and Will Slash





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They're kidding, right? Help Wanted. Please Have Résumé, References and Details of Sexual Inclinations. I must admit I'm kind of amused but I'm more appalled. I mean seriously?! An employer "personality assessment" test that asks: 57. Do you prefer ordinary sex?, 100. Would you go to a wife-swapping party?, 206. Would you take part in an orgy?, etc. If employers are asking this, I guess I won't be hired since I refuse to answer questions about my freakin' sex life on some of employer assessment test. I'd better start looking starting my own business. :-P

I never thought anything could make me feel sorry fire ants but this does: Zombie (!) fire ants: Fire ants lose head over parasitic flies. OMG. A tiny fly is turning the ants into zombies and causing their heads to fall off. Wow, horrible. That makes me feel bad for them; even more than when I put poison out to kill them (yes, I feel bad when I kill insects for some reason--even fire ants). It doesn't stop me from doing it though. :-)

I thought this was interesting. Decentralized social networking. From XFN's webpage: XFN puts a human face on linking. As more people have come online and begun to form social networks, services such as Technorati and Feedster have arisen in an attempt to show how the various nodes are connected. Such services are useful for discovering the mechanical connections between nodes, but they do not uncover the human relationships between the people responsible for the nodes.

XFN outlines the relationships between individuals by defining a small set of values that describe personal relationships. In HTML and XHTML documents, these are given as values for the rel attribute on a hyperlink. XFN allows authors to indicate which of the weblogs they read belong to friends, whom they've physically met, and other personal relationships. Using XFN values, which can be listed in any order, people can humanize their blogrolls and links pages, both of which have become a common feature of weblogs.

In sufficiently modern browsers, authors using XFN can easily style all links of a particular type; thus, friends could be boldfaced, co-workers italicized, and so on. It is also the hope of the authors that this practice becomes widespread enough to allow the creation of a service that charts personal (as opposed to purely mechanical) links between weblogs and the people responsible for them.

Color Quiz

May. 19th, 2009 04:53 pm
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you are seagreen
#2E8B57

Your dominant hues are cyan and green. Although you definately strive to be logical you care about people and know there's a time and place for thinking emotionally. Your head rules most things but your heart rules others, and getting them to meet in the middle takes a lot of your energy some days.

Your saturation level is higher than average - You know what you want, but sometimes know not to tell everyone. You value accomplishments and know you can get the job done, so don't be afraid to run out and make things happen.

Your outlook on life can be bright or dark, depending on the situation. You are flexible and see things objectively.
the spacefem.com html color quiz
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Your result for The Greek Mythology Personality Test...


Dionysus


 
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You Are a White Tiger
You have a strong individualistic streak. You are unique and outspoken.
You have firm ideas of right and wrong. You will stand up for your unpopular beliefs with pride.

You believe that learning the truth is important. Even if it's ugly, uncomfortable, or awkward.
You give it to people straight, and you expect them to do the same. You can't stand ambiguity of any kind.


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I really liked reading these essays by librarians about what they actually do at work. Librarians don't read books all day--if only! They deal with kids, their parents, the homeless, sick people (cleaning up vomit, pee, etc.), etc. Some of them have even been attacked (a friend of mine). It's really amazing what they do and what the accomplish especially in the current economic downturn when library budgets are stretched thin and cut. Some libraries are even being shut down because the city won't budget money for "non-essential" services and are cutting those "non-essential" services in order to save money and balance their budget. Support your local librarians and libraries. Let the city officials know you value them.


I've thought of taking the RealAge test but now I'm not going to. I really don't like the fact they're selling my information to drug companies, etc.



ROTFLMAO

May. 9th, 2009 09:15 pm
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The 5 most baffling sex-scenes in fanfiction. ROTFLMAO. Oh, God. Amazingly enough, I've not run across years in my years in fandom and I don't think I want to. :-D  Just the descriptions have me on the floor dying of laughter. I mean Indiana Jones and Voldemort?!? Rodney McKay and Jason Fox (comic strip chara from Foxtrot)?!? Hahahahahahahahhaha.

The 5 most unintentionally gay horror films. This was pretty amusing too. Especially since I've seen some of them and thought the same myself while watching and then pouted since I didn't find slash fic for 'em. :-P   Why isn't Cursed on the list--oh, yeah, right, it's not unintentionally gay........... :-) It's not like the popular boy decides he's gay, hits on the guy he's been bullying, and when he finds out bullied guy is straight, gives bullied guy his (popular guy's) girlfriend. I love that movie--it's so bad it's hilarious.  :-D Oh, did I mention bullied guy turns into a werewolf? Hahahahahhahahaha.

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Sanzo, Goyjo/Sanzo: Awesome yaoi-full mug and t-shirts. Design by P.L. Nunn. I just wonder how she gets away with it  since profiting from someone else's characters (copyright issues) is illegal. I wish she had some Sanzo/Goku items--I'd be all over those. I'm not much of Sanzo/Goyjo fangirl.

She's just not that into you
I thought this was amusing. I thought the writer bringing up the fact that a woman's low libidio may be problem to be solved while a man's high libidio is considered to not a problem (why not?) to be amusing. Why? 'cause they're men and they rule, dontcha know that? Women have to adjust themselves (makeup, plastic surgery, lose weight, etc. (take pills, figure out why/the cause of the woman's low libidio) to appeal to men. Men just have to shave and be themselves (overweight, hairy, etc.), right? Women'll love him anyway, right? And if his libidio's high, that's not a problem, right? He can't possibly do without, right? Why should he have take pills or figure out the cause of his high libidio? Where it came from and what to do about it? Why isn't his high libidio a problem and her low libidio is (in general and in society--a mismatch in a relationship can cause problems--but why does she need to solve her problem? Why can't he solve/control his problem?)

Top 10 Subtle Ways to Tell Her She's Getting Fat Infuriating yet somewhat amusing in a disbelieving kind of way. Seriously, how pathetic are these suggestions. I mean losing screws in a chair so that she'll collapse the chair when she sits in it?! Believe it or not, a woman knows when she's getting fat. We don't need someone ragging on us about our weight or bringing it up--that way lies a great deal of resentment. A couple of the suggestions are decent I must admit such as developing better eating habits, getting rid of junk food, and inviting her to participate in the exercise program that you developed for yourself. Be very careful there though. If you're about the same height, it's easier to exercise together but not being the same height can be painful. I'm 5'1 and when I exercise with someone 5'8 it's not really possible unless it's aerobics, weight training, or something similiar. Items like walking together are impossible while exercising. The 5'8 person may be walking fast but at 5'1 I may be at a job or run to keep up with them, which exhausts me faster than the other person (walking fast) and when we run together I get left behind unless the other person holds themselves back to let me keep up with them, which is very discouraging.

Leif Garret welcomes his fans to his fanclub
. It's hilarious. He sounds so bored and you can hear the pages turning as he speaks about wanting to hear from his fans, how welcome they are, etc.

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The 8 ugliest cats you'll ever see LOL, they called that one right. I think my fave pics are 3 and 4 from the top of the page. Those poor cats! ;-D

ROTFLMAO, these men. Why would you want to do this to your yourself?! It's hilarious though. Designs shaved into chest hair.

Want to remove Internet annoyances from your browser? Try bookmarklets for zapping annoyances. I'm thinking of adding a couple myself.

Right Brain vs Left Brain: Which One Are You? It's interesting. I don't know if it's sound but it's fun. I see the dancer going counterclockwise. Until I started typing this, I couldn't get the dancer to go clockwise at all. Hmmm. I guess writing shifts your brain from left to right? Weird. Before this, no matter how I tried I couldn't get her to go clockwise. I identify wih the descripption of the left brain functions and somewhat with the right. Mom can only see the dancer going right (clockwise), which kind of helps to explain our conflicts.

GLEE! A pink dolphin! If I didn't know better, I'd think April Fool's Day. How awesome is this?! The dolphin is actually albino with red eyes but still. AWESOME!

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This is awesome. A male constant on American Idol is taking pictures of himself kissing other guys and then posting it on the Interweb. Nice pics.  ;-)

Scientists figure out the root cause of grey hair
. Now all they need to do is to figure how to stop it! Mom'll love that since she's a hairdresser and relies on dyes to color hair and to make a living.  :-) 

Oooh, free sci-fi and fantasy ebooks here: suvudu free library

This caught my attention since when I was younger I read this books as if they were going out of style: Harlequin celebrates 60th b-day by giving away for free 16 ebooks ($60 value). Ah, the memories. I still love you Anne Stuart with your fabulous writing (definitely a cut above the usual romantic novel dreck). I downloaded a couple of them (vampires/witches) and boy, I can say the download interface is frustrating and slow but it does work.

Oooooooh, finally, a post I can link to whenever someone goes off the deep end and says gays molest children! Are Gays A Threat to Our Children? Answer, hell no! Sexual orientation does not equal child molestation.
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Went to the doctor week before last. Spent $110 to learn that I had a viral respiratory infection and to not get any prescriptions. Bah. I'll be happier when my COBRA information comes so I file a claim and get some of my money back. I took Sambucus (black elderberry) to get over it. Mom's doctor is into alternative medication and that's what she told Mom to take for her walking pneumoniae the week before I got sick. I think the elderberry helped Mom and I get well.

Now, I've got a sinus infection. I had a nosebleed (a long one) happen last week. I was in the bathtub at the time thank goodness since it was easier to clean up that way. I bled so much it turned my bathwater a rust color.

Last week (the 18th) was my birthday. Yay. Didn't do anything for it other than be sick. Boy, I'm tired of being sick.Another year older and no longer to realizing my dreams and unemployed. Joy. Yesterday, I filed for unemployment insurance. I need to complete my workforce application registration. I missed an event (learning about music therapy) that I wanted to attend today since I couldn't find parking. Damn it.

Tomorrow, I'm running Mom's errands for her. I'm taking her car to be inspected, oil changed, getting gas, and returning stuff to Petsmart for her. The food she got for her dogs disagrees with them. The vet wants them to eat CD food, which the dogs don't like but the other brands of dogfood make them sick (Gertie gets crystals in her urine and pees everywhere when does and I think Boo's stomach gets upset).

Watched Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull today. What a meh, half-assed movie. Even the music was kind of meh--it didn't come across as powerful or dramatic to me. I kind of wished they hadn't made it if this was the best they could do.Indiana Skull movie spoilers: one major (?) one if you've not seen the movie )



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I've had a few a-ha moments reading these articles. I really need to seek out more information about this.

Red Family, Blue Family also read the books in the article
I'm a Negotiated Commitment person stuck in a Inherited Obligation family and environment. I think that's where a lot of my anger and resentment come from.

This article articulates my anger at the Republicans and why I'm fed up with politics. Only for me it's been even longer since the Shrub (ex-Pres Bush) was governor was Texas.

A Marriage Manifesto of Sorts Heh. Glee. Squee. I love this idea. I'll have to try it out. Bet it pisses a lot of people off. I look forward to it. Let's see how married straight people react when you don't "believe in" their relationship since they don't "believe in" same-sex marriages.

Wanna talk about/find info about board games? Try boardgamegeek.com. Appears comprehensive and awesome.
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01) Are you currently in a serious relationship? ROFLMAO. No.
02) What was your dream growing up? To be a writer. Not even close.
03) What talent do you wish you had? To be creative--the ability to draw, paint, etc. I used to be and I'm trying to reclaim that part of myself by writing and crafting. I'm lousy at drawing though and I have a lot of envy of my friends to do draw well.
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be? A margarita. I don't like most alcohol.
05) Favorite vegetable? No idea. Maybe yellow squash?
06) What was the last book you read? I'm trying to get through Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't. It's interesting. I have stack of library books (science fiction and fantasy).
07) What zodiac sign are you? Aquarius.
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where. No to both other than pierced ears (one set of holes). I think/fantasize about getting a tattoo though. I just lack follow-through. I'm not sure that I wouldn't regret it though in 3-4 years, which is part of my reason for lack of follow-through.
09) Worst Habit? Procrastination. Right now, lack of motivation.
 

Meme continues after the cut....... )
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Well, at least, CPSC has removed it's head from it's ass somewhat. Books published after 1985 are now okay: "On Friday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission exempted children's books printed after 1985 from the new law's enforcement provisions, which allow fines of as much as $100,000 per violation for selling or distributing products that contain more than 600 parts per million of lead intended for use by children 12 and younger. "

I mean, OMG, how did the human survive until now?! I should've been dead, dead, dead, shortly after birth. I guess I shouldn't even let any kid I know read my old childhood books, huh? Those Nancy Drews published before 1985 will kill 'em dead! 

The CPSC also decided that yarn is okay and lead-free! Whoo! Etsy has an updated article about the new requirements and the extension of the CPSIA act.

........Okay, yeah, the CPSA did need updating but the way it's been carried out has been un-necessarily aggravating and upsetting.

C'mon, doctor appointment. Get here. Boy, I hope I feel better soon. I'm tired of being sick. It's making me bitchy. ^^;;


Copyright,

Feb. 12th, 2009 11:02 am
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Copyright in the Age of Youtube. HAH! Take that UMG! Go, Ms. Lenz! Take 'em down! What especially bugs me is that content providers want to make the hosts liable instead of the "pirate" because there is just so many, many "pirates!" The poor companies with their millions of dollars just can't afford to pursue the many, many pirates so let's make Youtube (or whatever host) liable instead and sue them instead. Yeah, no.

Ms. Lenz and UMG cont... )

OMG, yes!! Athetists and Anger. From the blog: "One of the most common criticisms lobbed at the newly-vocal atheist community is, "Why do you have to be so angry?" So I want to talk about: 1. Why atheists are angry; 

2. Why our anger is valid, valuable, and necessary; And 3. Why it's completely fucked-up to try to take our anger away from us.So let's start with why we're angry. Or rather -- because this is my blog and I don't presume to speak for all atheists -- why I'm angry." "I'm angry at the believers who put decals on their cars with a Faith fish eating a Darwin fish... and who think that's clever, who think that religious faith really should triumph over science and evidence. I'm angry at believers who have so little respect for the physical world their God supposedly created that they feel perfectly content to ignore the mountains of physical evidence piling up around them about that real world; perfectly content to see that world as somehow less real and true than their personal opinions about God."

OMG, yes. I'm a scientist by training and by heart--I especially despise religion b/c it discounts science so much. Marvelous article that explains why I'm also fed up with the Xtian religion even though I'm not quite an atheist.

a small religion rant.......... )

I just found and really like[info]ozarque 's (Ms. Elgin) blog on communication and it's various styles. She's written the books the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense and other books that I'm now going to have to check out. It's been making me think about I communicate/don't communicate. Search on: ask guess hint site:ozarque.livejournal.com and you'll find information about the "askers" vs. the "hinters", which has clarified a few things for me.

 If you're interested in ebooks, Calibre might be handy for you. It's some of ebook manager. I'm currently sorting, organizing, and discarding my (physical) books. I now see the appeal of ebooks. Gah--it's so time consuming--save this book? Don't save it? Wah, I'm out of room, these boxes are heavy, oh my god, is that more of them I need to sort in that there box over yonder?! Damn it, why did this book have to get yellow pages and a musty odor?! Why are these not ebooks and then all I have to do is move my laptop!!! .............Yeah, they'll have to pry my books from my cold, dead hands even with the hassle that they can be. I still can't believe people pay approx $350 for a Kindle to read ebooks. 

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A knitted brain?! Yes, indeed. It's awesome that this pyschiatrist knitted an anatomically correct brain. It's on display at the Boston Museum of Science.

A Klingon keyboard?! Yeppers. I'm a ST fangirl from way back, so this keyboard is awesome cakes even though I don't speak/write Klingon. IDIC, folks.

Obama's Blackberry replacement? I want one--it survives being dropped, the cold, etc. It would be fantastic to own one. Obama's Presidential limo puts Bond's vehicles to shame. Me want one.   :-)  

I'm all for fun, inexpensive weddings but this one at Taco Bell takes the taco the cake. Seriously, gettting married at TB?! Uh, no. Not for me anyway. That's just nasty.

Children: No longer welcome at libraries: Congress is a bunch of blithering idiots as demonstrated by the Consumer Product Improvement Safety Act. Talk about overreacting to things. I can see this applying to importers from countries, such as Asia, where product safety may not be as regulated to the extent to which it is in the USA but to apply it across the board to everything is just ridiculous. If you make items for children 12 and younger, then you must undergo extremely expensive product testing for contaminants such as lead. This is will drive small businesses and individuals out of the market and make toys much more expensive to purchase. Even books will need to be tested for lead, which means all current kid books and materials offered by libraries will no longer able to be accessed by children. Children may eat the books even 12 year olds, yeah right. What a bunch of morons. The article explains it better than I am.

I've enjoyed The Mentalist but their witchcraft episode really ticked me off and also a bunch of other people too. It kinds of makes me not want to watch the show anymore, which I've been enjoying. There are other things also competing for my attention so why watch this show? I'm trying to decide how to word my letter about this episode to the producers.
 


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I'm tired and sleepy but can't sleep. So. I found this comic, Planet Karen, which is funny, especially this panel about the word gay being used as meaning bad/wrong/etc. instead of homosexual or even it's dictionary meaning of cheerful, etc. I heart the goth girl's response to the guy using gay, well, gay-ly (wrongly). I'll have to borrow her response to these guys in the future when I hear the word gay as being used to mean wrong. Heh.

At my former job, I had a young assistant in her early 20s, who used gay to mean wrong, bad, etc. Drove me up the wall but I didn't do anything about it (I wasn't in a position where I could even ask her not use it that way due to the social and political environment of where I worked). She (AM) was awesome in every other way though (friendly, actually performed her job of helping me out (my former assistant (RT) was a bitch and went on the record stating that she would not help me during our so-called meditation)). I'm still ashamed of myself for not speaking to her about that but she was the niece of one of the big bosses in another department and I needed my job at the time.

I'm actually seeing tv PSA's now calling for people to stop and think about what they are saying when they use gay to mean wrong. It's awesome to see commericals/PSAs on tv dealing with this subject.

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OMG, really?! Talk about a bitter divorce! A couple is divorcing, the husband, a medical doctor, is suing his wife to get his kidney back! Uh, I have no words. He gave his wife one of his kidneys 5(?) years ago and now he wants it back?! This is a joke, right?????
I just can't believe this. What an asshole.

If you're a fan of Oprah or Suze Orman (the finance woman), they are promoting Orman's new book. You can download it free for a week--it's an action plan to whip your finances into shape.
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Pirates and Ninja's Full Monte! Found it on youtube (talked about it before and linked to creator's webpage (flash--won't stop--keeps cycling through). I heart this vid--it ROTFLMAO. Probably NSFW unless your coworkers have a sense of humor.


Original video for Pirate Song  )
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Since I graduated in Dec 08, I've been taking up my sorely neglected hobbies again like crocheting. So far, I've completed 2 scarfs and a hat. I've almost completed Happy Hooker's fat bottomed purse (need to line it and then add the handles) and buy jute to finish a planter. I've been learning Tunisian crochet and I'm thinking of learning knitting. I've so suppressed my artistic impulses the last few years that it now feels like I'm doing something wrong by doing these things when it's really not wrong. I think I'm tired of being logical atm. I just wanna have fun! anyone else remember Cyndi Lauper and the 80s? I've signed up for social sites such as Ravelry and Crochet Me (although I've not done anything yet on them (have barely set up a minimum profile).

This vid is hilarious--the guy sings the song better than Britney. I can't stand Britney Spears or her music but I do like covers of it--those covering her songs usually do it much, much better than she does:
Watch Other Singers Perform Brit's Songs Better Than Her )

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