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[dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose and I are halfway through season 1 of Legion, and I'm not emotionally engaged/invested at this point, but I'm finding it fascinating. I'm also largely trying to mentally detach it from what I remember of the character's place in comics canon, because four episodes in, it appears* that there's little, if any, connection beyond "a mentally ill young man with multi-faceted, tremendously strong psychic powers". If any of the characters other than David come from comics canon, I don't know/remember them.

*Bearing in mind that Legion's not a character I was ever super-familiar with; I feel as if he was fairly back-burnered during the years when I was actively engaged with the comics.

I know Keri Russell only for The Americans; I didn't even know until Julia mentioned it recently that she was the lead in Felicity, which I've never seen. Until tonight, I didn't realize quite how long ago Felicity was. Then I saw a picture of Russell from that period, and mentioned on Twitter that it had made me boggle...at which point Julia linked me to a picture of Russell's hair from earlier in the Felicity time frame. She was SO YOUNG! She had SO MUCH HAIR! Such curls! *boggles anew*

Speaking tangentially of The Americans: despite having watched all of seasons 1-4 last year ("recently", is what I'm getting at), I think every season, when Henry first appears on screen, I stare at him and wonder if they recast the role. But the IMDb says it's been Keidrich Sellati all along.

Has everyone seen the Buffy 20th anniversary reunion pics? (Which Anthony Stewart Head missed, but not for lack of trying to attend. ;_;) My favorite pics are the one of Amber Benson, Alyson Hannigan, and Seth Green (fic please? Yes?), the solo pic of Amber Benson, and the solo pic of Seth Green. Oh, and Emma Caulfield + bunny!

(Speaking of Tony Head, I am unreasonably charmed by this tweet.)

I'm used to Amazon blithely combining items from multiple orders when shipping, but according to my inbox and package tracker, tomorrow a box of items from four orders, weighing nearly 10 lbs, is going to arrive. O_O

Contents: two manga volumes (Fruits Basket [omnibus] vol. 11 and Twinkle Stars vol. 2) and eight novels (of which I'm most excited for Mishell Baker's Phantom Pains). One of the novels is Laini Taylor's Strange the Dreamer, which I ordered last July based on its original release date.

On the weekend a few of us watched the Les Miserables 25th anniversary concert (which I've owned for...a few years?...and had never seen). I started to draft a post about it, but what I've wound up with is a weird heap of notes that have very little to do with that specific concert performance (or at least, little to do with what was actually performed--my feelings about some cuts are very much in evidence in the mess of words). So, uh...hopefully that'll turn into an actual post of some sort, but this is not that.
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Branch: refs/heads/develop
Home: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free
Commit: c1817ec8ef09cb8deef6914c7ec70e4da180cc71
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/c1817ec8ef09cb8deef6914c7ec70e4da180cc71
Author: Athena Yao <athena@fastmail.fm>
Date: 2017-03-30 (Thu, 30 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M cgi-bin/LJ/User/Administration.pm
M htdocs/manage/banusers.bml
M htdocs/manage/circle/edit.bml
M htdocs/manage/circle/edit.bml.text

Log Message:
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Get banned userids and don't show in manage circle if banned

Fixes #2009.


Commit: ac0abbf8d81203bca3b133e14bc79edd6e0f33bd
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/ac0abbf8d81203bca3b133e14bc79edd6e0f33bd
Author: Mark Smith <mark@qq.is>
Date: 2017-03-30 (Thu, 30 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M cgi-bin/LJ/User/Administration.pm
M htdocs/manage/banusers.bml
M htdocs/manage/circle/edit.bml
M htdocs/manage/circle/edit.bml.text

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Merge pull request #2050 from dreamwidth/manage-circle-banned

Hide banned users on manage circle page


Compare: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/compare/41c7c3cdc1c0...ac0abbf8d812
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Branch: refs/heads/manage-circle-banned
Home: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free
Commit: c1817ec8ef09cb8deef6914c7ec70e4da180cc71
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/c1817ec8ef09cb8deef6914c7ec70e4da180cc71
Author: Athena Yao <athena@fastmail.fm>
Date: 2017-03-30 (Thu, 30 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M cgi-bin/LJ/User/Administration.pm
M htdocs/manage/banusers.bml
M htdocs/manage/circle/edit.bml
M htdocs/manage/circle/edit.bml.text

Log Message:
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Get banned userids and don't show in manage circle if banned

Fixes #2009.
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Branch: refs/heads/manage-circle-banned
Home: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free
Commit: 7b68b7e4d4e9b74cc9920f3586400a8a1eb1a639
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/7b68b7e4d4e9b74cc9920f3586400a8a1eb1a639
Author: Athena Yao <athena@fastmail.fm>
Date: 2017-03-30 (Thu, 30 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M cgi-bin/LJ/User/Administration.pm
M htdocs/manage/banusers.bml
M htdocs/manage/circle/edit.bml

Log Message:
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Get banned userids and don't show in manage circle if banned


Commit: cbcb62f04700ceb2343d0a2e0813fe0359fb0523
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/cbcb62f04700ceb2343d0a2e0813fe0359fb0523
Author: Athena Yao <athena@fastmail.fm>
Date: 2017-03-30 (Thu, 30 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M htdocs/manage/circle/edit.bml
M htdocs/manage/circle/edit.bml.text

Log Message:
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Have links to hide/show when banned


Compare: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/compare/7b68b7e4d4e9^...cbcb62f04700
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Branch: refs/heads/develop
Home: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free
Commit: 41c7c3cdc1c06a36a8074c22b22a706dab7269ea
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/41c7c3cdc1c06a36a8074c22b22a706dab7269ea
Author: Denise Paolucci <denise@dreamwidth.org>
Date: 2017-03-30 (Thu, 30 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M bin/upgrading/en.dat
M bin/upgrading/proplists.dat
A cgi-bin/DW/Setting/RPAccount.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/User/Account.pm
M htdocs/manage/settings/index.bml
M htdocs/profile.bml
M htdocs/profile.bml.text

Log Message:
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Add new RP account flag (#2049)

* Fixes #2048.

Adds a new "rp account" setting; toggling it prints a blurb on the profile
saying that the account is a RP account, and in the future may control
access to features that only make sense for RP accounts.

* Move the div into the right place
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A Door Opens
by Dialecticdreamer/Sarah Williams
part 3 of 3 (complete)
word count (story only): 1337

:: This story takes place around dawn on Saturday in the Maldives, which is dinner time (around 5pm) on Friday where Shiv is. ::




“Well,” the teen stammered, waving at the box, “Have some before I eat the whole thing.”

Tolliver grinned. “Thank you.” He selected a medium slice, heavy with vegetables, and tipped it as he lifted it free so that several slices of linguica fell onto neighboring pieces. “I tend to keep track of calories as how many yards of the lawn I'll have to mow.”

Travis snickered. “I do the opposite, measuring how many candy bars I can have in a week based on whether I'm on walking duty, desk, or something else.”
Read more... )
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Branch: refs/heads/develop
Home: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free
Commit: 26a4de577847de6f9ff9bcc35b0175b7b3be9f60
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/26a4de577847de6f9ff9bcc35b0175b7b3be9f60
Author: Kareila <kareila@dreamwidth.org>
Date: 2017-03-02 (Thu, 02 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M bin/upgrading/deadphrases.dat
A cgi-bin/DW/Controller/Manage/Index.pm
M cgi-bin/redirect.dat
R htdocs/manage/index.bml
R htdocs/manage/index.bml.text
A views/manage/index.tt
A views/manage/index.tt.text

Log Message:
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convert manage/index.bml to TT

This doesn't use Foundation styling, just gets rid
of the ugly BML coding blocks and layout tables,
and updates some display text.


Commit: 53ec756341e26e9142a338ca99824505cd9a4524
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/53ec756341e26e9142a338ca99824505cd9a4524
Author: Mark Smith <mark@qq.is>
Date: 2017-03-29 (Wed, 29 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M bin/upgrading/deadphrases.dat
A cgi-bin/DW/Controller/Manage/Index.pm
M cgi-bin/redirect.dat
R htdocs/manage/index.bml
R htdocs/manage/index.bml.text
A views/manage/index.tt
A views/manage/index.tt.text

Log Message:
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Merge pull request #2019 from kareila/manage-convert

convert manage/index.bml to TT


Compare: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/compare/d5d49cb66fb4...53ec756341e2
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Branch: refs/heads/develop
Home: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free
Commit: 17bf9d4288e746691fef3aa737e3a3409aed2778
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/17bf9d4288e746691fef3aa737e3a3409aed2778
Author: Kareila <kareila@dreamwidth.org>
Date: 2017-03-14 (Tue, 14 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M bin/upgrading/deadphrases.dat
M bin/upgrading/en.dat
R cgi-bin/LJ/Setting/Language.pm
M htdocs/manage/settings/index.bml.text

Log Message:
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remove unused module LJ/Setting/Language.pm


Commit: b8127fb5bf9a72843f9afc8775b79728ded0d483
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/b8127fb5bf9a72843f9afc8775b79728ded0d483
Author: Kareila <kareila@dreamwidth.org>
Date: 2017-03-14 (Tue, 14 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M cgi-bin/DW/Template/Filters.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/CommunityJoinRequest.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/JournalNewComment.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/JournalNewEntry.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/PollVote.pm
M htdocs/login.bml
M htdocs/support/see_request.bml

Log Message:
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strip trailing whitespace


Commit: ca179ae0562d8d2b1cb53990b9f6a62200b2dcaa
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/ca179ae0562d8d2b1cb53990b9f6a62200b2dcaa
Author: Kareila <kareila@dreamwidth.org>
Date: 2017-03-14 (Tue, 14 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M cgi-bin/Apache/BML.pm
M cgi-bin/DW/Template/Filters.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Lang.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Session.pm
M htdocs/login.bml

Log Message:
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remove langpref cookie support

There was no effective way to ever set the cookie, and even
if there were, the code was never implemented to honor the
value of the cookie on non-BML pages.

Can still override the site's default language on a per-request
basis by using the "uselang" GET parameter.


Commit: 03322114a6dfd8a79da1a2d637b204f353ca98e7
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/03322114a6dfd8a79da1a2d637b204f353ca98e7
Author: Kareila <kareila@dreamwidth.org>
Date: 2017-03-14 (Tue, 14 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M cgi-bin/DW/Controller/Shop.pm
M cgi-bin/DW/EmailPost/Comment.pm
M cgi-bin/DW/Worker/DistributeInvites.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Comment.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/AddedToCircle.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/Birthday.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/CommunityInvite.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/CommunityJoinApprove.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/CommunityJoinReject.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/CommunityJoinRequest.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/CommunityModeratedEntryNew.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/InvitedFriendJoins.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/JournalNewComment.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/JournalNewComment/Edited.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/JournalNewEntry.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/OfficialPost.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/PollVote.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/RemovedFromCircle.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/SecurityAttributeChanged.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/UserMessageRecvd.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Lang.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/NotificationMethod/Email.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Protocol.pm

Log Message:
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remove uses of 'browselang' in get_text calls

This prepares to get rid of the 'browselang' userprop in the next
commit; since there was no available way for the user to set it,
it was always undefined. Most of these changes simply make the
explicit choice to use $LJ::DEFAULT_LANG, which is effectively
what was happening already.

There's a subtle difference here between using LJ::Lang::ml
and using LJ::Lang::get_text with an undefined lang argument.
LJ::Lang::ml will use LJ::Lang::get_effective_lang, which picks
up any language selection from the web request. That's desired
when we're showing text to the remote user, but we don't always
want the same choice for the target of a particular action
being taken. Whereas LJ::Lang::get_text will always fall back
to the site default of $LJ::DEFAULT_LANG if the given lang is
undefined.

To make that clearer for future development, I've added a new
helper function, LJ::Lang::get_default_text, which works just
like calling LJ::Lang::get_text without the explicit undef
arguments. There's also a corresponding get_default_text_multi
for the modules that preload multiple static strings.

This may seem like overkill given our eventual aim to rip
out the translation system, but as long as we support URLs
using the "?uselang=" format, we need to make sure this
behavior is maintained.


Commit: 3b9f56d1362db54eb81a90eae1eb41bba244154d
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/3b9f56d1362db54eb81a90eae1eb41bba244154d
Author: Kareila <kareila@dreamwidth.org>
Date: 2017-03-14 (Tue, 14 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M bin/upgrading/deadphrases.dat
M bin/upgrading/proplists.dat
M cgi-bin/LJ/Lang.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/S2.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Session.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Support.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/User/Login.pm
M htdocs/login.bml
M htdocs/support/see_request.bml
M htdocs/support/see_request.bml.text

Log Message:
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remove browselang userprop

Was only set in LJ::Lang::set_lang, which was only called by
LJ/Setting/Language.pm, which was unused and removed.

LJ::Lang::set_lang is retained as a stub for future replacement
of BML::set_language as we move away from using BML.


Commit: d5d49cb66fb410b732924bfeda112b8d0d501296
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/d5d49cb66fb410b732924bfeda112b8d0d501296
Author: Mark Smith <mark@qq.is>
Date: 2017-03-29 (Wed, 29 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M bin/upgrading/deadphrases.dat
M bin/upgrading/en.dat
M bin/upgrading/proplists.dat
M cgi-bin/Apache/BML.pm
M cgi-bin/DW/Controller/Shop.pm
M cgi-bin/DW/EmailPost/Comment.pm
M cgi-bin/DW/Template/Filters.pm
M cgi-bin/DW/Worker/DistributeInvites.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Comment.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/AddedToCircle.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/Birthday.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/CommunityInvite.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/CommunityJoinApprove.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/CommunityJoinReject.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/CommunityJoinRequest.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/CommunityModeratedEntryNew.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/InvitedFriendJoins.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/JournalNewComment.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/JournalNewComment/Edited.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/JournalNewEntry.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/OfficialPost.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/PollVote.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/RemovedFromCircle.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/SecurityAttributeChanged.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Event/UserMessageRecvd.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Lang.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/NotificationMethod/Email.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Protocol.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/S2.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Session.pm
R cgi-bin/LJ/Setting/Language.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/Support.pm
M cgi-bin/LJ/User/Login.pm
M htdocs/login.bml
M htdocs/manage/settings/index.bml.text
M htdocs/support/see_request.bml
M htdocs/support/see_request.bml.text

Log Message:
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Merge pull request #2031 from kareila/remove_setlang

Remove unused code for browselang


Compare: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/compare/49244aaf3398...d5d49cb66fb4
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Home: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free
Commit: 2122dc8f89aa547bf3962232ddefc34eaef699f1
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/2122dc8f89aa547bf3962232ddefc34eaef699f1
Author: Kareila <kareila@dreamwidth.org>
Date: 2017-03-21 (Tue, 21 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M cgi-bin/LJ/CleanHTML.pm
M etc/config-local.pl
M t/https-url.t

Log Message:
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[#2034] use %LJ::KNOWN_HTTPS_SITES for simple whitelist

Replaces regular expression in config with a list of domains
that support HTTPS connections, and tests the domain of the
given URL against that whitelist.

Also updates https-url.t with a working dummy proxy config.

Fixes #2034.


Commit: 5fba7e8d809fd73d98c390b536ea4d84935313cb
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/5fba7e8d809fd73d98c390b536ea4d84935313cb
Author: Kareila <kareila@dreamwidth.org>
Date: 2017-03-21 (Tue, 21 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M cgi-bin/LJ/CleanHTML.pm

Log Message:
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anchor the regular expression

I would prefer to keep this as a one-line expression instead of
using split and join to reconstruct the domain name, since we
can't be sure we've been given a well-formed URL to work with.


Commit: 49244aaf3398155ed8d4c7f47152b4e2ae7bf779
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/49244aaf3398155ed8d4c7f47152b4e2ae7bf779
Author: Mark Smith <mark@qq.is>
Date: 2017-03-29 (Wed, 29 Mar 2017)

Changed paths:
M cgi-bin/LJ/CleanHTML.pm
M etc/config-local.pl
M t/https-url.t

Log Message:
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Merge pull request #2042 from kareila/2034-sslsites

[#2034] use %LJ::KNOWN_HTTPS_SITES for simple whitelist


Compare: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/compare/5283f6f69fd5...49244aaf3398

things to do - sleep

Mar. 30th, 2017 10:26 am
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There are many many things that I need to do. But last night but one I had a bout of insomnia paired with nausea that caused me to get very fractured sleep, and middle of last night I woke up no longer able to breathe through my nose. Deeper sleep, but still disrupted.

So today, me and myself head-cold are having a day in bed, with the single goal of the day being Get Some Sleep. Which (see insomnia flare up*) I'm unlikely to be getting, because I can't make myself lie still long enough when I've had 8 hours between falling asleep and getting up.  


* so my thing with insomnia is that one of the first things that starts happening is I take longer and longer to get to sleep (where 1 hour is typical, and 2 hours is well within standard limits). When it is at that level, I do okay, if I can actually get to sleep. It is when it worsens, and I can get to sleep but not stay that way, that I get really snarly. 

drive by rec: age of youth

Mar. 29th, 2017 08:40 pm
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I am currently watching Age of Youth (Hello My Twenties! on Netflix), a slice of life kdrama about five college-age girls that live together in a shared house. It is absolutely stunning. I am on episode four, and I cannot remember the last time I loved a show this much. Perhaps Nirvana in Fire? This is the opposite genre, but both of them are brilliantly shot, have a compelling ensemble cast, are consistently amusing, and break my heart a bit. But Age of Youth does all this while also being utterly adorable.

Comic: I Don’t See Color

Mar. 29th, 2017 08:08 pm
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Comic: I Don't See Color

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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Finally digging up the time to review the three (!) books I recently finished.

The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine. This was a sequel to The Imposter Queen, which I stumbled upon when browsing the bookstore after the holidays. The first book focused on a young woman (Elli) from the fictional land of Kupari who was supposed to inherit the queen's magic upon said queen's death, but she didn't. The second book focuses on the young woman who DID inherit the magic. Ansa's Tale; non-spoilery )

Anyway, we do see some of the same characters as from TIQ, and there are some references to events from that first book, so it was interesting to see things from a different vantage point. The book clearly sets up for the two women to meet and work together in a third book and, I don't know, bring peace, harmony and rainbows to the land. But since TCQ was only published in January, that obviously will take a little while to happen.

Rise of the Wolf by Jenifer Nielsen This, too, was a sequel book, following up on Mark of the Thief. This is the same author who wrote The False Prince, which I LOVED (although I didn't feel the sequels were quite as strong), but this series is set in Ancient Rome, with magic. Nicolas Calva: power pawn )

The plot, though, furthered in some interesting ways, and I'll be curious to see how the trilogy ends in the next book. I miss some of the real skill Nielsen showed in The False Prince, hiding a major plot secret in plain sight until midway through the story - there's a small amount of that early in this book, but that's about it.

I finished Rise of the Wolf during my long stay at SFO last Friday, and started the next book Friday night when I climbed into bed. I didn't have a lot of time to read during my stay, but plenty on various airplanes, so I ended up finishing by Monday.

Upstairs at the White House by J.B. West Nonfictional account of life at the White House, particularly for the residence and the First Family (not the political or office life), as written by the Chief Usher, who worked from FDR's 3rd term until the very beginning of Nixon's first term, basically 1941-1969. Some examples of what it was like in the White House ) Not the most edge-of-your-seat reading, but it was entertaining.

I'm currently reading Theft of Swords, but I'm very much at the beginning and it's a long book, so it might be awhile before I finish.

Something I meant to mention about my visit with my dad last weekend was - he asked me how Two was doing, gender-wise, and respectfully listened as I explained his current status. It was a nice conversation, actually )

Finally, some links and other tidbits before I go:

Trump sucks. Like we didn't know this already. Not that he's egging people on, but bigots are interpreting his rolled-back protections as an indication that being jackass bullies is acceptable again. Ugh. (And we won't even go into the rolled back environmental protections. As my dad pointed out, it's not about saving the planet for our children. It's about saving the planet for three, seven, ten, twenty generations from now. Those people need a place to live, food to eat, and water to drink, too.)

I have GOT to find this Butterbeer ice cream and try some. It's an expensive brand, and I don't know if our stores carry this flavour or not, but it sounds awesome.

And speaking of HP: 7 characters that didn't make it into the books. Huh - interesting.

Two is on an overnight field trip with half the 7th graders (the other half go tomorrow) to some environmental education center in northern Jersey - apparently it's THE place a lot of 7th grade groups go. Anyway, one of the adults in his cabin sent a pic of the kids, and he looked happy. Rob was terrified of his gender status being revealed (They were all supposed to bring swimsuits for showers anyway, but Rob was envisioning a mass mooning or something, adolescent boys being what they are) but I think he'll be ok. The house is oddly quiet with him gone, and with MiniPlu at a school event for a couple hours. (This is how I had time to write this post, rather than being on homework duty.)

I have my first official sub-teaching assignment (for this district) tommorow (Th) and Fri. I was a sub last week for a half-day, as a lunch monitor, alternating between the lunchroom and various classrooms as they had indoor recess (cold windy day that day) for three hours after I was in the library. This time I'm going to be an assistant teacher, helping a 3rd-grade class with those kids who need extra help and some pull-out services. Wish me luck! I'm nervous about working all day, having an hour or so at home, and then heading off to black belt class on Fri, because my on-your-feet-all-day stamina is still coming back to me, but I'll have to manage.

Camp NaNo

Mar. 30th, 2017 09:24 am
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Sedoretu is pretty much a bust. I can't get it moving the way I want to, Maria doesn't want to talk, Natasha doesn't know enough, Steve is being obstreperous, and Bucky's still finding his fee.

I'm struggling. I have for the entire month, and all the more because there's really nobody to talk Steve/Maria with anymore, and nobody who wants to. (It's never going to get anything more in canon, and I don't have anyone to bounce off regarding her character, which is most of what I want.)

I'm two days away from going into Camp NaNo, with the goal of writing 50K to Shadowkin: Seabirthed. Carlos is part-Hispanic, Australian, half-Shadowkin, and struggling with the changes to his life - his mother dead, his father remarried, his stepmother expecting, his grandparents hostile. He's solitary and bullied at school, and it's only when he stands up for someone else, and she reaches back out to him that things start getting better. (No, she's not the romantic interest; for starters, they're about 12 years old, and she's the protag of the next book.)

I've started his story at least five times, maybe as many as ten times.

But I feel like I have nothing to tell, that nobody would be interested in my stories, that even if I managed to finish a manuscript, I could never find anyone to buy any story I'd want to tell in any case.

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Mar. 29th, 2017 06:26 pm
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Wednesday Reading Meme

Mar. 29th, 2017 05:48 pm
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What I Just Finished Reading

Nothing! Maybe if I finish this RBB chapter before Friday, I can read something. (At least this is the longest chapter. Probably.)

What I'm Reading Now

Comics Wednesday!

Avengers #5.1, Infamous Iron Man #6, Mighty Captain Marvel #3, Spider-Woman #17, Thunderbolts #11 )

What I'm Reading Next

Don't know. There are so many books I want to read but I am not reading them.

Dreamwidth Multi Introduction Post!

Mar. 29th, 2017 05:12 pm
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Hello everybody!  Over in a group we know, folks were talking about wanting to meet other plurals through Dreamwidth, so we decided to make this post to help people get to know each other.

Please, whether you know us personally or not, feel free to leave a comment saying who you are and what you like to do.  Also, for an ice-breaker question, discuss your favorite adorable lifeform.

I hope I can connect plurals together with other plurals and plural-friendly singlets!  Say hi, folks!

--Sneak and Rogan

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