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Title: Inktober Week 3 Summary
Artist: [personal profile] mific 
Rating: G
Fandoms: SGA and Captain America
Characters/Pairings: Teyla Emmagan, teenage Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, Ronon Dex, Bucky Barnes
Content Notes: I decided to try inking watercolour techniques rather than pencil sketches this week, using black watercolour paint as ink (and white watercolour paint in the Ronon one because I suck at leaving blank paper as my white areas). The three SGA ones were also done for the "Supernatural" prompt at the [community profile] whatif_au  comm, and the Bucky one was inspired by a pic of a raven on tumblr. That one I inked with a brush, as I hadn't tried that before - the SGA ones were inked with markers. So, fun to test out some new techniques, but I suck at doing smaller, more manageable works - they always get away on me - but I managed four pieces this past week. 

Teyla, Witch of Athos Boys in the Wood Moving Atlantis The Raven Lord

short stories read

Oct. 23rd, 2017 04:13 pm
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Not quite time to go home, and I've read the six short stories. Three I really liked, two I kinda liked but there was something missing, and one I didn't see the point of. So, not a bad way to spend a bit over an hour and a half.

I'm partway through the first of the three novella/novellettes, doubt I'll get that done by the time I have to leave.

Playing more routes in Norn9

Oct. 23rd, 2017 08:03 pm
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After finishing Danganronpa, I've spent this weekend playing Norn9, which I only ever finished one route of originally (Kakeru's route).

I played Senri and Heishi's routes this time )

Goals - daily, weekly

Oct. 23rd, 2017 02:51 pm
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Given that I've some focus back, I'm starting to look at what needs to be done, and what I've let slide. In order to try and focus on one set of things (those that can be done on the computer), I've decided that I'm going to spend three days a week in at the local uni library (M, W, Th), which is where I'm writing this from. The hope for this week is to get a feeling of control back with All! the computer things, including getting some sentences (or better yet paragraphs) written for the probably overdue report.

Initially, I thought I'd just get straight on to writing my project report, but that seems a bit too daunting given how much else there is that is chaos, so for today I've picked three tasks to progress, with the goal to finish at least one of them. The goals are 1) short story judging, 2) close all the tabs, and 3) get email under control. The first one is quite reasonable to get under control today -- there are 9 stories (6 short stories and 3 novella/novellettes) remaining, so I should be able to get most of that done before I head home in a bit under two hours. The second I've been working through -- at this point there is no longer a scrolling list of open windows, but I've added a few things to the reading list (goal is to get everything I open closed each day, with things added to the reading list if appropriate). I've also followed up some emails that required going online, and then closed those tabs as well. Not sure how many tabs I have open in each of those, although I try and keep it to five or fewer as a standard. Email isn't really going to happen - there are 108 and 134 messages in my primary inboxes, plus many in my filtered inboxes, plus some put aside for 'later'. Getting that first one under 100 seems a reasonable goal, and the first part of that was getting all those with stories out of the inbox and into my reading folder! (which, yes, increased the number of stories to read)

so, to reading!

My other other hobby

Oct. 22nd, 2017 11:02 pm
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So the other thing I'm doing, I'm not sure I've mentioned, is calligraphy?

This is dangerous because calligraphy is a hobby with consumables (ink, paper, nibs) and with higher-and-higher cost-and-quality accessories (ink, paper, nibs, nib holders).

Some examples, more noodling. )

So, uh, yeah, it's possible I would spend more time writing if I spent less time... hand writing? Not entirely sure how that works.

Ugh, weekends

Oct. 22nd, 2017 10:43 pm
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So I didn't manage to get everything on my list done this weekend, which is a shame. Also a shame: I woke up this morning, decided to nap for a little while longer, and lost most of the day. Operation wrench sleep schedule back on track is not really continuing apace.

On the other hand, at least I'm watching some new things--I went out with housemates to a friend's place and we watched Hocus Pocus--I think I'd seen it before but it was the first time in a very long while. And I am almost caught up on Star Trek: Discovery, which continues to be good and not necessarily what I consider Star-Trek-y.

I mean, it's really hard to feel like writing or creating optimistic universes right now, but I feel like this one is particularly dark, y'know?

I am also not making progress on writing, which is particularly galling.

In good news, I ordered some new bras online which included a strapless bra, and they arrived and all totally fit! The least comfortable one is the most conventional, bizarrely; both the super fancy lingere bra and the convertable strapless fit like a charm.

So tomorrow: attempting to wake up earlier. We'll see how well this plan actually works.

Treatless Spreadsheet

Oct. 23rd, 2017 12:20 am
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A participant has created a spreadsheet of participants that don't have two gifts yet. You can check it out here.

medication update

Oct. 23rd, 2017 11:01 am
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medication - day 7

I'm still getting some amount of nausea following taking the tablets, but as I'm also experiencing significant pre- and post-eating nausea, related more to food intake than anything else, I'm not convinced that that is much of a medication related symptom. I'm still getting the odd patch of dizzy, including while skating on Saturday morning, so I needed to take a break from class and put my head between my knees for a couple of minutes, and then piked on the backwards spirals.

And weirdly, my skin doesn't hurt. I've become so used to a low level discomfort at anything touching me that I mostly just screen it out, but it kind of isn't there any more. Skin is still uncomfortable, but rubbing across the skin feels really weird, because part of the feedback just isn't there any more.

I'm still noticing ramping up of anxiety randomly through the day (particularly when I change tasks), but it doesn't appear to be hitting the highs that it sometimes does. Not sure how much of that is situational though. What I did notice last night was that lying down to try and sleep when I wasn't horrendously tired already wasn't quite as stressful as it sometimes is, and I didn't need to do the really rapid pattern counting thing that I have taken to doing, but was able to just lie there and focus on my breathing.

Seen at the supermarket

Oct. 29th, 2017 06:22 pm
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"Cock soup"

*gigglesnort*

This supermarket also sells rosewater lassi (mmm) and century eggs, which I thought you had to go to Chinatown or wherever to get!

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Challenge #9: Inktober - Week 3

Oct. 22nd, 2017 05:24 pm
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Title: Inktober - Week 3
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: Avatar: Legend of Korra, Firefly, Aquaman (DCU), Mad Max: Fury Road
Characters/Pairings: Korra, Serenity, Aquaman, Imperator Furiosa
Content Notes: For the third week, I decided to try India ink and brush. I checked out a whole bunch of really helpful tutorials on YouTube, and managed to produce 4 pieces this week. In the final piece, I overlaid acrylic paint with the India ink.

I found that unlike watercolour, India Ink has a certain density about it, that gives a gorgeous matte finish when applied heavily, but also makes it far more difficult to lift off the page once it's been applied. I have had the best time looking at vids and trying out the ink drop technique. What a cool effect! :)

Preview:

Day 17 - Graceful
Legend of Korra
Day 19 - Cloud
Firefly/Serenity
Day 20 - Deep
Aquaman (DCU)
Day 21 - Furious
Mad Max: Fury Road

(Click images for larger artwork at my journal)
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But that's something else.

You're just a humble AI, and all you want to do is be the best paperclip manufacturer ever. (And you will be!)

Tips )

It's going to take a few hours, but you don't need to be there the whole time. You can just wander off and do other things most of it.

Oh! And there's some music. Mute that window entirely if you don't like it, I can't find a way to turn it off.

(no subject)

Oct. 22nd, 2017 08:08 pm
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Title: Inktober - Days 16-22
Artist[personal profile] jainas 
Rating: PG
Fandom: Discworld by Terry Pratchett and Toy Story (both in a very roundabout way), classical french poetry, original art
Characters: none
Content Notes: I was a day late for most of the end of the week, as I was very tired. But thinking about my inktober, planning my quotes and doing the drawings kept me going during a few difficult days.
Plenty of animals this week, a few fumbles with text placements, one major offence to Victor Hugo, and I started reusing some technics.
Next week I will try illustrating more scenes from books.

Also I'm meeting my one of my favorite authors in November : Guy Gavriel Kay, and the day I will see him will be his birthday, so I'm kinda planning to draw a scene from one of his book and give it to him...

Only I don't know what book and what quote, and what if the drawing isn't good enough?
I'm very stressed! >_<
 

 Inktober 2017: days 16-22
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Title: Finding Forward
Pairing: Thirteenth Doctor/Missy
Rating: PG-13
Summary: "Forging blindly ahead is a well-honed strategy of mine," the Doctor admitted wryly. "I can do that any day. Now, forward? That's proven a bit more difficult, you see."

AO3 | DW

(no subject)

Oct. 22nd, 2017 05:10 pm
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My apartment is painted fresh but I am very tired and I have no bed.

Orthodoxy in Oxford

Oct. 22nd, 2017 08:55 am
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One of the things that I loved most about Russia was being able to pass any random church – usually a beautiful Baroque church – and know that it was an Orthodox church. And the fact that there was usually a service going on, which meant that I could go in, light a few candles and stand for a few minutes to enjoy the architecture and the singing before going on with my sightseeing. (There's no expectation that you'll arrive on time, or indeed stay till the end, as long as you know the points of the service during which you're not meant to leave.)

Back in Oxford, I'm really missing it. I would go to church much more if it could be this simple - if I could just pop in between the farmer's market and the cafe as part of my weekend routine. In the week and a half I was in Russia, I went to more church services than I've been to in years. (Not to mention wore a headscarf more than I ever have... it was a good chance to use all the scarves I have lying around.)

Really I shouldn't complain. I know there are places, like in the American South, where you have to drive for hours to get to an Orthodox church. I grew up in a town with one, and I've just discovered that we have four here in Oxford, not two as I'd originally thought.

• the Greek Orthodox/Russian Orthodox one, the oldest Orthodox church in Oxford and the home of Kallistos Ware, which is unfortunately a long walk from my house
• the other Russian Orthodox church (Patriarchate of Moscow), which is also a bit of a hike
• a Romanian Orthodox church
• an Indian Orthodox church (Malenkara Orthodox Syrian)

Whether or not I manage to get off my couch within the next half an hour to go to church this morning, I must definitely plan to visit the latter two sometime - particularly the last, as I've never been to an Oriental Orthodox church before. We shall see...

ETA: I ended up going to the other Russian church, which I hadn't visited before in its new home, and turns out to be only 20 minutes walk. Not too bad.

Vid: Ice (Babylon 5, Susan/Talia)

Oct. 21st, 2017 09:05 pm
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Title: Ice
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Susan Ivanova/Talia Winters
Music: Ice by Sarah McLachlan (The Freedom Sessions version)
Summary: Susan, Talia, and Psi Corps.
Notes: Inspired by Katharine's vid Ice. A huge thank you to [personal profile] gwyn for sending me a copy of Media Cannibals Tape 3 so I could see Katharine's vid! Thank you also to [personal profile] mswyrr for being an awesome beta!

References to Talia's fate in Divided Loyalties.
Quick cuts and flashes, particularly at 2:20 - 2:22, 3:08 - 3:10 and 3:15 - 3:19.


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Title: Shock To Your System
Fandom: NCIS: New Orleans
Pairing: Sonja Percy/Tammy Gregorio, Hannah Lee/Tammy Gregorio, Eva Azarova/Tammy Gregorio
Music: Shock To Your System by Tegan & Sara
Warning/ Notes: quick cuts
Summary: Gregorio's chemistry with ladies in general and Percy in particular

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