archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
As this is the third day in a row I have not managed that. About 6 hours. Ugh. How am I gonna fix up the translation cover at this rate??

Plus I sliced myself -- not very much, hardly more than a papercut -- with the box-cutter when trying to break down an empty litterbox for the recycle pile. I held the edges together (it was not really necessary; as I say, hardly more than a papercut, but those few layers were gaping apart kind of oogily) and made the spouse get me a bandaid. It stung till a bit after the bandaid got put on, and now it only twinges a little.

(And to reiterate, it's no worse than many a cat-scratch I've had in the past.)

Havva Quote
O••••• says, “Getting severely sleepy here.”
K_______ says, “Yeah”
w~~~~~~~ says, “Take a close look around for sneaky hypnotists?”
O••••• says, “It could be the fact that I fell asleep late and had to get up at 6 am :)”
w~~~~~~~ says, “Bah, that would be too much of the sensible explanation.”
K_______ says, “Around here, it's because the clouds are coming in and it's getting dark”
O••••• says, “There is someone outside the office playing the accordion. It feels a bit absurd to discuss deeply technical issues with background music.”


INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

Tooth is okay.

Aug. 14th, 2017 10:11 pm
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
It's chipped, and now my grin will be more distinctive. But it didn't get past the part that's enamel. Dentist says that if it chips further, I can come in and he can build a little ledge on it so it'll be the same length as the other one. Sanded down some of the sharper bits that were being Ohs Noes Wrong. But not at risk for nerve damage or cavities, yay!

In other news, going to bed at 4am is not good when I have a before-noon dentist appointment, and I am sleepy.

And hormonal. Have not been taking my B-complex regularly and SO MUCH RANDOM MOOD CRASH. Bah.

Please continue good thoughts for my friend.

Havva Quote
f___ says, “Anne resolutely treats failures as 'an opportunity for another engineering solution.' Gosh, I like her.”
f___ says, “They are fusing a lawnmower and a bike. This cannot possibly go wrong.”
[...]
f___ says, “Oh no, the self-driving whirling blades of plant-cutting doom robot has gone astray! Who could have guessed?”
--more Annedroids commentary; I like it when this happens on the MUSH.


INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

Well, a little writing...

Aug. 13th, 2017 11:38 pm
archangelbeth: Oedipus confronts the Sphinx, overlaid with the words "Hubris Requests Exact Change" (Hubris Requests Exact Change)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
Just a few paragraphs on a couple different things. (So my brain wants to do short James Herriot-style slice of life or maybe Murder She Wrote, only with a Portguard Earth Priestess and fewer deaths. Maybe. I dunno. But there's a character there and lords but I wish I could do the white-heat that I did that dadgum AU fanfic I can't show anyone... Ungh. The advantages of working with a world where I don't have to worry if I'm showing enough about the worldbuilding or not, and can just write the characters for maximal screaming. (Because, see, it's an AU and the best thing about AUs is when you take a character your readership knows -- in this case, the kid -- and then dumping them into weird stuff and warping them around.))

Still not enough brains for cover. I woke up too early and used all my brains on a few paragraphs.

And on a different front, a friend got very bad news and... and if there are people who'd burn a candle or talk to higher powers, please do. Please.

Havva Quote
f___ | Nick, whose mother wants to meet his new friend, singing loudly: "Me and my mom! Crossing the street! Going to the junkyard! Me and my mom! At the gates! About to go into the junkyard! Me and my mom, about to meet Anne, it's gonna be great! Just Anne and NO ONE ELSE, in the junkyard!"
f___ | Mom: "Gosh, there's a lot of junk here!" Anne: "My dad always says, one person's junk is another person's engineering solution!"
f___ says, “There is a very clear distinction being made between androids and robots, here! Lots of robots, only three androids. (The distinction appears to come down to 'Robots have simple and focused programming, androids have complex programming that lets them learn and act like people.' Which is to say: AI.)”
f___ | "The only thing Cleanobot is programmed to do is clean. Androids are programmed to /think/."
f___ says, “They are going to deal with Nick's lawn-mowing chore by making a lawnmower robot out of his lawnmower. I am sure this will end well.”
--Regarding Annedroids


INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

back again

Aug. 14th, 2017 12:44 am
incandescens: (Default)
[personal profile] incandescens
Back safe in Leeds, all well, work tomorrow.

May possibly have a cold, but there is very little I can do about that...

Laundromat

Aug. 12th, 2017 09:43 pm
archangelbeth: An anthropomorphic feline face, with feathered wing ears, and glasses, in shades of gray. (Default)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
1: got up, got kid, went ate.
2: Took kid home, and we walked around outdoors for over an hour. My watch has all its exercise and then some.
3: Spouse got home so I abandoned them and went to the laundromat.
3a: Okay, 3 bucks for a wash is fine, that's paying for water and stuff...
3b: a quarter for 5 minutes -- $3 for an hour -- is bogus for the dryer. So I put the stuff in for 20 minutes and brought it home, 'cause the DRYER is still working!
4: Spouse and kid ran off to buy a new backup drive for the kid's laptop, and they ate out there and I ate leftovers, so there's more room in the fridge now.

Still need to do my COVER, curse it. But I have NO brains right now. ;_;

Oooo, this looks cool!
https://liberneglecta.wordpress.com/tag/lilith/
https://liberneglecta.wordpress.com/tag/lilim/

Havva Quote
f___ says, “They are doing an experiment with lightning! ...which they are conducting while sitting inside a safety pod with several listed precautions, such as vacuum-sealed, fireproof, something I forget which protects it against electricity...”
arcangel says, “Faraday cage?”
f___ says, “And when the experiment is dramatically About To Fail, they solve it by...giving up a beloved object for a /robot/ to deliver to the zone, thanks, the kids are staying inside the safety pod.”
arcangel cheers the robot!
f___ says, “For a show about children doing mad science, it's remarkably /responsible/.”
arcangel says, “Excellent!”
f___ says, “I see that the grand tradition in children's TV of indicating someone is SCIENCEY by them having an elaborate marble-based alarm clock system continues.”
arcangel giggles. “Rube Goldberg's Legacy?”
f___ says, “Apparently!”
arcangel is reassured by the consistency. O:>
f___ | "Where is he?" "Who?" "PAL! The android who just woke up." "Why do you assume PAL is a 'he'?" "...where is he--uh, it? She?" "I didn't program PAL to be a boy or a girl, so we'll see."
f___ says, “I totally assumed the android with human features but no particular gender markers would be automatically a He, so I'm kinda impressed.”
arcangel says, “Neeeeeat.”
f___ says, “(I mean, PAL might yet identify as male! I don't know!)”
f___ says, “The giant claw-headed robot named Hand is a she, so!”
--Annedroids



INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

Introvert Tiems Nao

Aug. 11th, 2017 10:57 pm
archangelbeth: Bleach's Captain Byakuya, three-quarters view. Captioned: sigh (Sigh)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
Woke up... earlier than I'd like, after a 4-mumble bedtime. Went with kid for food. Kid was still in Terribly Frazzled Mode from yesterday. (Long yesterday.)

Spouse stayed home and met the guy who was here to fix the washer. Except the drum bearings were pretty much messed up, so replacing the drum gasket would be expensive and probably fail pretty soon anyway. So... kid was in extrovert meltdown and couldn't be alone, and spouse was all "if I go on my own and get a washing machine, you will hate it." So he gave me a list of the brands to look for and stayed with kid whilst I went to the appliance store. (I also returned a box of stuff that'd been left by their guy.)

Some discussion with the sales-guy, and I had to hang around longer because I was getting lousy cell service and wanted to ask spouse stuff, so I had to be wandering in and out of the store to get enough connectivity for messages to go through. Some discussion between Speed Queen (reputedly very sturdy, but also about $400 more than the Maytag) and Maytag. Went with Maytag. It's like the second-highest rated model with Consumer Reports, and it has this thing where I guess if you forget to take out the load, it will occasionally tumble it around to try to prevent it from sitting and mildewing? Which I like, because I hate having to re-wash the black-fabric load all the time 'cause some of those will mildew in a heartbeat, and then I have to dig out the "safe" bleach for them and run them with an extra rinse and take them out VERY FAST and even then sometimes they'll be a little "off" on odor. Some of them, anyway.

Anyway. So I bought that, and brought home all the stuff (I stapled the receipt, sales-fellow's card, and credit-card receipt all together, for Organization), including a $30 state Rebate thing, plus the thing was discounted by about $50 anyway off the sticker price (which was discounted $100, according to itself; normally X, now X-10). Oh, and we got some stainless steel hoses 'cause no telling how old the rubber ones were and they're more likely to fail anyway and JUST SAY NO TO BASEMENT FLOODING. That was $25.

And then after a while I took kid for food. Which was a procedure because we needed to find a place with enough Quiet to not send her into overstimulation meltdown, and everywhere was PACKED. *mutter* We finally wound up back at Plan B, which had cleared out some, and even though a very large group came and showed up behind us, they were quiet.

All of this means I haven't had the brains to work on my cover. Okay, tomorrow, then, perhaps.

Oh, wait, we have virtually no clean laundry. Tomorrow, I will be spending my spoons on Laundromat, I wager. *sob*
Cheaper than buying a week's worth of clothing till the new washer gets here, I guess. ;_;

Havva Quote

f___ [to E••••]: Yes! Anne has just explained what a hypothesis is. "A hypothesis is what we think will happen." "What if it doesn't happen?" "Then we come up with another hypothesis, and record that! It's fun to test them out."
f___ [to E••••]: I suspect this show is going to Teach Science, at least a bit.
arcangel approves
f___ | "We failed!" "We didn't fail. We just discovered another way of doing it wrong."
I~~ SNRK
f___ says, “You know, I usually say that most portrayals of mad scientists are just mad engineers, but they are showing Anne as a /legit/ scientist here, if a highly cinematic one.”
f___ says, “She's working on a prototype, testing various approaches, and carefully recording each attempt.”
--It seems that Annedroids (I think that's the name?) is a pretty cool show!



INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

Long drive day. Long, long day.

Aug. 11th, 2017 12:12 am
archangelbeth: Woman doing a zombie "braaaaains" pose (Braaains!)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
Bed around 4:45am. I guess it was cloudy because I didn't notice a lot of dawn-light.

Woke up at 10 when the phone rang. The appointment with dentist at 11 -- I had chipped one of my front teeth yesterday, and wanted it looked at because it FEELS WEIRD even if the chip is objectively pretty small -- had a "something came up" and thus had to be moved to Monday. I'm not in pain, so I'm probably okay... *worries*

Anyway, went back to sleep. Woke up. Hauled myself into the shower. Got out of shower. Rousted kid out of bed. ("We should go eat because I am having literal vertigo." "...are you safe to drive?" "If it's not too far.") Went for lunchfast. Breaklunch? Whatever. Spouse, who had gone to run his uncle around, messages, "So you remember it's [Long drive day] today?"

I went, "NO I DID NOT. WE JUST GOT TO THE RESTAURANT."

But we told the waitress we were in a heinous hurry -- and I'd just found out, and isn't that an unusual thing to be able to say, compared to 17 years ago? -- and she was great, and we got food, and some of it just served in to-go containers, and then I got the check and paid and we scarfed down food and whizzed away. And, honestly, we woulda been there right in time if it hadn't been for a totally unnecessary slow-down for... a truck on the side of the road, and then a ways up, a cop car that'd pulled someone over.

Rubbernecking at NOTHING AT ALL, people! Ugh.

Anyway, the person we were meeting at the end of Long Drive was also a bit late, she said, so this worked out fine.

Tomorrow, the washing machine people show up. So we can WASH CLOTHING AGAIN.

And I got the Portuguese translation of Legend of the Morning Star, WOO! When I get a cover done up and make sure it's all formatted correctly, I will be self-published in THREE languages! *does a silly little 'dance like an egyptian' maneuver*

Havva Quote
E____ oo, it's August
E____ says, “The local garden store is gonna start doing their Christmas display soon.”
E____ says, “They're not trying to jump the gun, it literally takes them three months to set it up.”



INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

Too fried for town hall

Aug. 9th, 2017 11:07 pm
archangelbeth: An anthropomorphic feline face, with feathered wing ears, and glasses, in shades of gray. (Default)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
The other evening's meeting was stressful, and then there was a doctor visit (which necessitated getting up semi-early), and then there were no spoons to check out the town hall. Which is probably good, because my spouse jinxed the ability for us to make a hasty getaway by saying it would probably not be all that crowded. HAHAHAHAH. No, don't say that. It's never good when he says that. "It's 8pm," he's said, "so surely the restaurants will not be crowded." WRONG!

Anyway.

He and kid are up working on the online math course, with him doing interpreting of the "written by 8-year olds, for 8-year olds" presentation style that drives the kid up a wall. It seems to be working, thus far!

(He and kid stayed up till past 3am, because of "everything go boom" concerns. Give me Force powers. And a red lightsaber. I haven't been capable of being a Jedi for a long time.)

Finished Penric's Fox (Bujold) today! Yay, Penric!

Havva Quote
S••••• says, “And thanks to the Calibri font, the office of Prime Minister of Pakistan is now sans Sharif.”
I__ says, “...no.”
S••••• [to I__]: I didn't invent the pun; it's *all over* the news headlines!
I__ [to S•••••]: No to those too.



INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )
archangelbeth: An anthropomorphic feline face, with feathered wing ears, and glasses, in shades of gray. (Default)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
Kid had some contributions that seemed well-received by the group, and I had a post-it note that also seemed well received. "Unintended consequences" and "emergent properties" are things to pay attention to. Laws need more playtesting!

Have been arranging for a Legend of the Morning Star translation into Portuguese. I wonder whether I should go exclusive to get Amazon.com.br sales there, or if I should just go with iBooks and Smashwords and Kobo...

Edit: Hat tip to Conuly who found this: http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/08/07/541609649/how-to-fix-poverty-why-not-just-give-people-money

Havva Quote
"There are no pockets in Star Trek uniforms. There are no pockets in Elizabethan tights. And so I was the one actor in Star Trek who knew what to do with his hands."
--E____ quoting Sir Patrick Stewart



INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

3:45am is not quite dawn

Aug. 7th, 2017 10:26 pm
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
Yay?

Note: if you are in charge of a machine that makes both coffee and ice tea, DO NOT CROSS THE STREAMS. Or, to be more specific, do NOT use strainer equipment for both coffee and tea. The plastic absorbs the coffee taste, and contaminates the tea. Hazelnut Ice Tea is NASTY. Especially if you added lemon to it. Hazelnut-lemon tea is terrible.

DO NOT DO THIS THING.

Edit: Oh wow. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865686230/I-didnt-feel-safe-Mayor-Ben-McAdams-describes-secret-nights-on-street-in-shelter.html (Hat tip to Conuly who found this one.)

Havva Quote Most Excellent Rant
f___ says, “The Worst Witch.”
f___ says, “It's a cute little show about girls at a school for witches. All girls and women, all the time. (Mediocre) CGI magic all over the place. Guaranteed happy ending every episode. Hijinks. CATS. SO MANY CATS my god they must have spent all their budget on cat-wranglers, they sure didn't spend it on acting or plausible special effects.”
f___ says, “It's apparently based on a beloved series of children's books, which I assume used slightly different plots because this has /such bad writing/ that I gave up two thirds of the way through episode 2.”
f___ says, “Episode 1, the protagonist, who has just been introduced to the concept of witches, saves the entire school from being taken over, and thus earns herself a place in the school!”
f___ says, “...episode 2, they establish that this is on a trial basis. And the teacher that dislikes her immediately schedules a test in the first week so that she'll fail it, since it's at something she's terrible at.”
f___ says, “The teacher that secretly helped her in the first episode, mind! And who I thought was going for the 'grouchy hardass, but secretly okay' badge, but no, she's just a jerk, because we can't have /complexity/ here.”
f___ says, “The snotty mean girl offers to help her, in secret! "Oo, character depth," I say, but it's just a trick, and the girl makes it look like the protag is cheating.”
arcangel says, “Teach that everyone helpful is actually out to get you!”
f___ says, “The cheating is revealed! It clearly requires fairly complex magic that this wobbly first-week-of-school kid would not understand. "GASP!" says the nice headmistress who's been rooting for her. "We cannot tolerate a cheater! You're done for!"”
arcangel says, “What a delightful moral.”
f___ [to arcangel]: Oh, never mind /morals/, it's just bad writing.
arcangel co-opts it for stories Tal Shiar tell their children. >_>
f___ says, “Because the clever headmistress who has been rooting for this kid who has earnestly stood up and claimed responsibility any time she was even accidentally responsible for something going wrong and who can barely do any magic at all has...clearly done complicated magic to cheat? Yes, that makes /perfect/ sense, no need to question that!”
arcangel can think of some adults who are that stupid. But.
f___ de says, “Like, I could take the bad CGI and bad acting and cardboard characters, because magical girls with cats having happy stories that end well, but that is just TOO DUMB for me to keep going with.”
--...still totally gonna go with the idea that "when everyone is helpful, they're out to get you" stories are what little Tal Shiar kids hear when their parents tuck them in at night.



INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

Home with parents now

Aug. 7th, 2017 04:55 pm
incandescens: (Default)
[personal profile] incandescens
Had great time at convention. Now home with parents and looking forward to a quiet week...

5am continues to be dawn

Aug. 6th, 2017 10:59 pm
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
Taking Benadryl as a sleep aid at 3:47AM does not help in time for avoiding dawn.

*blinks* Apparently I put two quoted tidbits in the thing yesterday. That would explain why I was confused...

Havva Quote
f___ sighs. "A show that has all the things I want, but does them /very badly/, is so much worse than a show that just doesn't appeal to me to start with. Now I'm grouchy."



INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

5:30 am is even more dawn

Aug. 6th, 2017 01:13 am
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
Today I found typos in the kid's math coursework, both that would affect screen-readers badly. I am unimpressed with the editorial work that FLACS does and I think VLACS needs to compile an errata page to warn students what's up with that.

And I have emailed as such to the teacher. -_-

Havva Quote
I__ [to arcangel] doesn't even know if Section 31 exists in this AU. ...or is present despite not existing, rather. ;)
M•• [to I__]: Of course it doesn't exist!
M•• winks
M•• [to I__]: NOT AT ALL.
M•• wink wink
I__ [to M••]: Hence the second part.
--(If Franklin Drake exists, he is there to be hated.)



Havva Quote
I__ says, “...considering her Streetwise skill and still-unspecified Connections Edge, I feel like there was dubiousness somewhere. But dubiousness that didn't keep her from passing whatever Starfleet background checks there are...”
arcangel [to I__]: Maybe she transferred over from Section 31.
I__ [to arcangel]: ...that's a horrifying thought.
arcangel [to I__]: She washed out due to not being able to shoot people.
--Discussing the Star Trek diplomat-type from prior quotes.



INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

Ten Years A Peasant

Aug. 5th, 2017 01:00 pm
fadeaccompli: (determination)
[personal profile] fadeaccompli
I keep meaning to swing through here and do a sort of roundup of what media I've been trying out lately. More of the Laundry Files series, some great new space opera, nonfic on narratology, a variety of good TV shows... But I keep putting it off until I have the time and concentration to do it all.

Putting that off a while longer! But I realized that I really want to make sure people see this one. It's...well, a book, more or less? It's definitely a text memoir, with some illustrations. It was posted entirely on Tumblr, but there's an index. The whole book's done now, and there are prefaces going up, which reminds me of how good it is.

Ten Years A Peasant is the memoir of a man who was one of the sent-down youth who moved from the city to a very rural village because of the Cultural Revolution. He's writing now from in the US, where his children live, and his children helped with translation and annotation, as well as finding illustrations and putting it online. (There are occasional editorial notes to explain puns, jokes, wordplay, and points being made with particular Chinese characters.) It's the memoir of someone who's several decades removed from the experience, but also clearly found it the most formative part of his entire life.

And it's just...fascinating. The rigorous, brutal, clannish conditions that a lot of city kids were suddenly thrust into. The author's cheerful determination to make it work. The political enthusiasm of those kids and most of their neighbors, the political threat of accidentally praising the wrong person at the wrong time. The traditional labor that had been working for three thousand years and the author discovering why the tradition has stuck: because it's functional. The shift and change of incoming technology, and how to deal with it. Village politics and city politics, and learning how to silently manage between them. Everyone working around the rules, and everyone using rules to get things done. Cheery intervillage theft and retribution and competition and banding together against other people who don't understand.

I came away deeply impressed by the author, at that, who seems to have been an exceptional young man. He doesn't try to puff himself up; but his straightforward descriptions of how he tried to learn things, or adjust around problems, and what he did when problems hit him in the face, were really something. I wish I'd been half that determined and full of ingenuity when I was the age he described.

As he says in the preface, discussing when he showed his first chapter to friends:

My compatriots’ reactions were varied – some even said “it has a certain historical value." The initial motivation for writing these essays was for my children, but if it can have a bit of historical value, that is beyond what I’d hoped.

At the time, sending over 17 million youth into the countryside felt like a very big deal, but compared to the several hundred million migrant workers who have since left their homes to work in the cities, it seems barely worth a mention. And in another few decades, we will be gone and these eclectic stories would further disappear like the smoke.

It's just...really, really interesting, and a great book. (Besides, it's a memoir, so you know the guy going through all that trouble got out okay.) I highly recommend it.

5am is dawn.

Aug. 5th, 2017 01:45 am
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
Or close 'nuff. Siiiiiigh.

At dinner, which was take-out Chinese, Percy was delicately reaching out to try to pull the box towards him -- the box I was eating out of! Little pill.

Got kid through another section test. Multiple choice questions where TWO ARE TRUE but only one is "right"... are BAD. BAD TEST DESIGN, NO DONUT.

BTW, I am remembering to go through my e23 sales and update those (one month an evening...). I wish I could update the sales for the other IN books, but I don't get that data anymore. Sadness. They are still links so that you can check them out, though! O:>

Havva Quote
I__ says, “...considering her Streetwise skill and still-unspecified Connections Edge, I feel like there was dubiousness somewhere. But dubiousness that didn't keep her from passing whatever Starfleet background checks there are...”
arcangel [to I__]: Maybe she transferred over from Section 31.
I__ [to arcangel]: ...that's a horrifying thought.
arcangel [to I__]: She washed out due to not being able to shoot people.
--Discussing the Star Trek diplomat-type from prior quotes.



INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

Well, at least 4 am isn't dawn.

Aug. 4th, 2017 12:56 am
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
Headache has only finally eased, with caffeine and ibuprofen.

arcangel says, "Oh, look, we get A: Jordi (YAY!), and B: the Dominion is getting snarky again... https://www.youtube.com/embed/Zhnd5h1CyqE"
arcangel then goes to one of the random videos near that and NO. BISHONEN VOLDEMORT IS NO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-xREZXkDpg
arcangel says, "JUST NO."
arcangel cannot spell LaForge's first name anymore because In Nomine. Hush.
arcangel shares http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10597534-levar-burton-and-more-from-our-stlv-panel for the wordstuff too.


Have puttered more on that GURPS thing. Am debating whether Controls/Dedicated Controls should actually cost points. Also debating whether Extra Attack is actually valid on this scale/with these tropes. Hm. Probably. But with that point-cost? Hmmmmmmmmmm. No, maybe it could be bundled into the attack-advantages... Hm, hm.

Havva Quote
E____ says, “By the way: http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/ed-whitefire-enterprise-ncc-1701d.php
E____ still doesn't know why there's a casino in with the physics labs on Deck 6.
arcangel says, “Mathematicians.”



INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

And bed past 4am.

Aug. 3rd, 2017 12:57 am
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
*sigh*

Plus I didn't get any caffeine last night, so I had a headache starting in the morning. I drank some hot tea at home (kid wound up wanting leftovers for breakfast, unexpectedly), and then took an ibuprofen, and I think I'm going to have to take another one tonight for best sleep. *sigh*

Kid and I went to look at the Mexican Place and it was too busy so we asked Siri for ideas, and then went to have an adventure in restaurants, which worked out rather well, actually. Nice hummus-and-stuff sammich. Huge salad with it. Kid had "Boneless beet ribs" which made us think about beets roaming the pastures. (Typo, obviously.)

Zazzle charges a lot, but http://anke.dreamwidth.org/616155.html?thread=399067#cmt399067 has some Pretties. O:>

Havva Quote
arcangel | I have spent five lifetimes writing this epic fantasy holonovel, and I finally finished it, and now I *am* going to go to Starfleet Academy and hide out from all the fans who are upset I didn't finish it back in lifetime 1.
arcangel | -- Jorgerr, Trill host for symbiote Mhartyn.
(I never did quite figure out if Trill were the host species or the symbiote species. Though honestly, if the two species themselves were a little unclear on it in translation, that would really make sense.)



INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

time for a bit of a vacation

Aug. 3rd, 2017 02:12 am
incandescens: (Default)
[personal profile] incandescens
Off work now! And off down to London tomorrow for the Nine Worlds convention, and then off to visit my parents for the week after that. And catching up on some sleep. I'm tired.

I really am tired.
Page generated Aug. 16th, 2017 12:56 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios