Boris being there confuses me slightly, but perhaps he interrupted them before they had a chance to tidy themselves up completely?
Honestly, they look like they do in my head when I write them <3
As a U.S. nuclear-powered missile submarine docked in South Korea today, North Korea put on a huge live-fire artillery drill to commemorate the foundation of its military--and, presumably, show the world who's boss.
Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs are the subject of renewed concerns in recent weeks, as the blundering Donald J. Trump administration 'forgets' where its armadas are. Pretty much the entire world is freaked out today over the possibility of future nuclear tests (or worse) by 'that gentleman' in Pyongyang, as forgetful Donald likes to call him.
But most people forget one vital function of the ENFP personality-- that is Te.
Ni (function-dominant): SPARKLES BUNNIES RAINBOWS BOOKS VIDEO GAMES ALL THE THINGS *grabby hands*
Fi (function-auxiliary): Hey, let me sit here and read sappy romance novels and listen to Keane music all day
Si (function-inferior): *the kid with the ipod stuck in his ears, playing bejeweled blitz on his cellphone-- every single minute of every single day*
Right between Fi and Si, there is Te--
There was a song written about my Te function, it was by Cake, entitled "Short Skirt, Long Jacket"-- Tertiary function, hates people, hates everyone, likes coffee, likes songs about shooting the balls off of men, is a mean ass motherfucking bitch-- it is the part that exists while I am at work-- there is no fun times with me (unless you are Owen or a chosen few who my Te has deemed 'hard workers' and therefore worthy of being exposed to the other areas of my personality), I will tell you exactly what I think of you and I will do it in the most blunt and brutal way-- the queen of the bitch slap (the ENFP bitch slap is as real as the INFJ door slam-- and the Te function pretty much invented it). There are many people who I have plotted out their deaths intricately in my mind, but unfortunately for Te, my other functions click into place once I leave that raging cesspit, and thus no opportunity to do so (also, as we've discussed-- there's no video games in prison, so murder is a no go, I'd be SOOOO bored)
Today Te was in overdrive, so much that I hopefully will sleep like a baby-- seriously 13 hours in that place like 13 hours too many
Did I mention that I have to wake up in 7 hours to do it ALL again-- motherfucking A-----~!!
What I wouldn't give to work with competent people-- and people say that I act way different on facebook then at work-- well d'uh! I'm happier when I don't have to deal with constant stupidity-- you'd think I was a babysitter or something.
Yes, I'm harsh-- I know--
Sorry for not responding to posts or anything-- I did read all of them (okay I skimmed them)-- but mondays are usually not ideal response days for me-- hopefully y'all had a better and more fufilling monday then I did-- guess I better throw myself at my bed and hope that this adrenaline pans out so that I can sleep!
2. What scene did you first put down?
This is a tricky one to answer! I remember really struggling with this remix early on. I printed out a copy of the original story and marked it up, highlighting sections, drawing arrows, scribbling notes, trying to find an entry point where I could insert the end of a crowbar and flip the story into something of my own. I made a lot of false starts while figuring out what I wanted to do with this one.
I finally went with re-envisioning Tom Riddle's lost toad Baldric as Salazar Slytherin's lost son Baldric, and so the first scene I wrote down that survived to the final draft was that section.
Item: A sheet of parchment containing a transcription of a fragment attributed to Baldric, son of Salazar.
[...] was not always thus. I was a small boy who misadventured as any other and I was often lost in those labyrinthine hallways. My father told me once that when I had three summers, I wandered from my nursemaid and in error insinuated myself into a gap in the foundation. All were in a windstorm, for strange creatures grow in the darkness where magic washes away into water under the castle.
My father climbed himself down into the waterways. This was quite out of character, for he was a fastidious man naturally. He feared that the water had carried me away or that the rats had got to me, for they grew to the size of dogs in that place. However, in the deepest chamber he found me. I slept there, as at my mother’s breast. I was safe, enveloped in the embrace of his familiar, the Little King.
3. What's your favorite line of narration?
I'm rather fond of: At the orphanage, he knew every key and every cupboard, and every loose floorboard under which the unimaginative hid their uninteresting secrets.
So after dropping The Seven Deadly Sins because I got bored with it, I decided to browse Crunchy Roll, which I haven't done in a long time because I haven't been very interested in anime in a while. I just want something to watch and look forward to watching.
I tried a few titles and felt kinda meh about them, though I might go back to one and watch a few more episodes to see if it'll grow on me.
Then I tried My Love Story!! because it sounded light and cute, as much as I wanted to find a rad fantasy/sci-fi action-adventure. Oh my gosh, it's adorable and I love it. I laughed--like, actually, genuinely laughed at some of the scenes, something I almost never do, even for comedy shows. I might smile, sure, but not laugh. I'm glad to see there's an English release of the manga and anime, because this might go on my wish list. And I'm only three episodes in.
✿ Laufey received the package I sent! And the Icelandic post didn't do anything questionable to it. Hooray! (We've had some difficulty with mail going between Canada and Iceland, so - it has made me a little cautious about sending things other than cards/letters.)
✿ I came home to a parcel full of handmade marshmallows, courtesy of my mate Tesla. What a delight. Some day I'll learn to make them on my own (maybe) but until then... it's always nice when you can trade weird Canadian potato chip flavours in exchange for somebody else making candy for you.
✿ My lavender plant is Not Dead Yet. More specifically, lavender plants. There are four (4!!!) seedlings, and they seem to be growing well! Though, I... think one of them might not be lavender, actually. It looks quite different from the other three. I have no idea what it is. Hopefully it'll survive and grow long enough for me to transfer it to its own container, and then (maybe) find out its identity.
✿ Today's SSSS update is awesome. We finally get to see Ensi Hotakainen get some page time, aaaahh! With dialogue and everything! She seems exactly the way I'd imagined she would be. What a wonderful stern old witch. <3
So. Yes. Today was good, even if I'm utterly exhausted because of the pressure at work due to shutdown season.
I was going to write this evening. Something to go with the Vesa/Suvi ficlet I wrote last night*. I got to thinking about Suvi's reference to those poor sods stuck on night duty when it's so horribly cold, and it seems like a perfect opportunity to do something from Niko's point of view. Yessss, time to make him uncomfortable, excellent. I need to become more accustomed to writing him, anyway; his voice is still tricky for me, and I really want to nail it down before I write anything serious or difficult (and I do have some ideas of that sort).
...Buuuut, that will have to wait for tomorrow, because writing Did Not Happen tonight, as I went for a walk instead. It was a bit cold out, and threatening to rain, but still tolerable. And that's fine. I think I needed it. So, tomorrow. I've already met my Camp NaNo goal, so tomorrow I'll smash it! (Maybe.)
Fandom: Critical Role
Pairings: None, Pike-centric
Summary: Sometimes, when she touched them, when she trailed her fingers across now-whole skin, Pike's fingers ached.
Download: Right click and save as an mp3. (Thanks to paraka for hosting!)
Streaming available at AO3.
X-posted to podfic_bingo
In lieu of a real post, linkspam.
I've yet to read or see any of The Expanse, but for those who have, kayim just launched rocinante.
Fox is bringing us another round of The X-Files (ten episodes this time). I... I don't think I can do this again. I'll keep an ear out and see what those who do watch it think, and I'm willing to be pleasantly surprised, but after how appallingly awful last year's new eps. were, I doubt I'll be touching this without some strong recommendations.
From that link, I skimmed through "Fall TV pilots 2017: The full list". Let's see. I assume I'll give Inhumans a try (barring Iron Fist levels of nearly everyone recoiling in horror as soon as the advance reviews/reactions started); S.W.A.T. doesn't sound like my thing, but FYI for Criminal Minds fans, Shemar Moore's headlining it (and EW staff writer, your blurb is literally two sentences. How did no one notice that the first sentence begins with "Inspired by the film of the same name" and the second sentence, in its entirety, reads "Inspired by the film of the same name"?); Alan Cumming being the lead in Instinct could be enough to tempt me into giving that a shot, although it likewise doesn't really sound up my alley; Untitled Marvel Action-Adventure Series stars Amy Acker, so that's a no-brainer for me; and Reverie has Sarah Shahi and sounds potentially interesting (Sendhil Ramamurthy is in the cast too, if that's of interest).
"Mike Colter Describes Jessica Jones Season Two As “Dark And Heavy”".
Via the link above, "Kevin Feige Doesn’t Know If The MCU Will Get A Phase 4".
Via sovay, a website of photos of naked actors (mostly British) posing with fish. Here is Gillian Anderson wearing an eel.
"PHOTOS: Your Pics of California’s ‘Super Bloom’".
"Colourised Pics Of Russia’s Female Snipers Who Terrorised Nazis, Including “Lady Death” With 309 Kills".
"The Snarling Girl: Notes on—and against—ambition". [Elisa Albert on Hazlitt] Wow, I really liked this.
"EFF Releases Spying on Students Ed Tech Report: EFF Survey Reveals Gaps in Protecting the Privacy of K-12 Students Using School-Issued Devices and Cloud Apps". [Electronic Frontier Foundation] (Note: I haven't read the actual report, just the overview here.)
"Trans Singer Records Duet With Himself Pre And Post Transition".
"Londoners’ delight as world’s first crow café comes to capital".
"I ATE THREE EGGS EVERY SINGLE MORNING FOR A WEEK - HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED".
Via cofax7, "31 Vintage Posters That Demand You Pick Up a Book". [LitHub]
"How to Become a Deadly Misandrist Fairy Vampire" [Autostraddle]
"A dad took his 2-year-old's most memorable words and illustrated them beautifully".
Private Contemplations by Margo_Kim (M, The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, masturbation)
Yes, that warning is correct. YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY IF YOU READ IT THOUGH. READ IT READ IT READ IT
Also this morning we got confirmation!( TO spoilers )
Also OMG AoS looks like it will continue to be mind blowingly good this week!
DAISY AND MAY KICKING ASSSSSSSS!!! Apparently this particular stunt got Ming Na Wen yelled at by her mom. LOL
So glad space_swap is posted! I was a total stalker and checked the tag set after my gift got posted and I'M SO EXCITED. LOL Hurry up May 1st! Now I need to get cracking on trope_bingo and I have to resist signing up for any more exchanges although Not Prime Time looks totally up my alley. Woe. Do need to focus on moving though.
Author: Hakoishi Toru
Publisher: Young Jump
Genre: Humor, Sports
Status in Japan: 1 volume, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Anima Regia
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates
Summary: Hino is obsessed with playing sports in high school, but not because he loves sports (he doesn't), or is any good at them (he's really not). He's doing it because that's the way to get a girlfriend (or so he thinks). After getting kicked out of half his school's sports clubs, he's still convinced he just hasn't found the sport he's truly destined for. When he (literally) runs into Noborito Ayako, manager of the rubgy club, it's love at first sight (for him), but all she's looking for is another warm body for the struggling rugby club. Could this be the chance he's been waiting for?
Chapter Summary: Hino's first rugby practice is not what he was expecting.
Chapter 2: Sunshine After Rain
Intelligence officials from the so-called "Five Eyes" network, which includes the United States' FBI, CIA and National Security Agency, are gathering for an annual intelligence-sharing exchange today in New Zealand. Reuters confirmed the get-together, at which spy agency reps from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand will also gather.
There are also tons of other goodies, from books to food items! Take a look!
I suppose I could set it in, like, season 5 and have the SGC get ahold of Bra'tac? He is more reliable than the Tok'ra, at any rate.
This is what I get for trying to write a story for a show I once knew encyclopedically but haven't watched in a while.
But first, happy birthday Lebannen! I don't think she's on LJ anymore, so I'll just throw my good wishes out into the world.
So many people not on LJ anymore, nor on DW that I know of. Makes me quite sad.
Anyway, today. Big remodel day and tomorrow it will be even bigger. It's both good and bad news that the timeline is getting tighter -- good because it'll be done quicker, but bad because of the tension. We've never done anything like this before so each step is new and sometimes a shocker. And tomorrow I spend with Mother so poor Webster will have to handle any questions by himself.
Which reminds me of a new-to-me online gratitude site, Gratefulness. It's designed to use on your phone but I hate trying to type on my phone so I changed the settings to email. Every night at 6 I receive an email asking me what am I grateful for? I hit reply and write something like: That Webster is handling so much of the remodeling despite the tension, or That Mother still remembers me. That's all. But it's a like a little meditation when the email comes, to sit for a few minutes and think about what I'm grateful for. It's all private, though you can share individual posts, anonymously, if you choose.
Oh, I have some links I want to share!
Found via Tumblr, "A Nasty Name for a Nasty Thing": A History of Cunt, which asks the question Why is the word "cunt" so forbidden? Lots of NSFW images of vulvas, in case that's a concern. But, here is what we do know; it is the oldest word for female genitals in the English language (possibly the oldest in Europe).
Via Ryan Holiday's reading list email, an old review of a biography of John Stewart Mill by Adam Gopnik, Right Again: The passions of John Stuart Mill. I though I knew who Mill was, of course, but actually I didn't. He's fascinating and wonderful and I kind of fell in love with him. When Mill said that his rights were worthless unless everyone else had them, too, he really meant it.
I think I found this via Kottke.org, and the two podcasts are really worth listening to. Part 1, The Russian Passenger, and Part 2, Beware All. A mystery about somebody's Uber account being used in Russia, and how, and why it should scare us.
No idea how I bumped into this but it led to a lot of googling and an interesting discussion with Webster: Some fairy tales may be 6000 years old: [T]he successful fairy tales may persist because they're "minimally counterintuitive narratives." That means they all contain some cognitively dissonant elements -- like fantastic creatures or magic -- but are mostly easy to comprehend.