glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Jon's friend Jason Lyle added me to Facebook - what?!


From Janina and Not Always Right: A Killer Pickup Line! "You're pretty. You look like someone in my book on serial killers."




Noel has a Facebook friend named Doug KIDNEY, haha!




From Not Always Working: Ohkanda Riki?!




From Not Always Right: Abhi Mayadam?!




From Not Always Right: Sarah Moray?! Reminds me of moray eels...

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glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
After COFFEE TIME, I had to go out to celebrate Dad's birthday - UGH! At least I got the Samyang 2X spicy Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen (chicken with a bomb!) noodles for Jon from Big Crazy, haha! To kill some time after leaving way early at 10:05 on a 407, I went to Shoppers and bought the cheapest baby boy card that they had ($3 is much better than $7!), plus some cream of mushroom soup since I was at the store anyway. I used the brand new self-checkout machines, and the scanning area seems to be much easier than others which I've used! Then I killed time at Book Warehouse and Trendybucks, where I had a conversation with a woman who noticed my large London Drugs reusable bag. I didn't mind that at all, actually! Jon and Harmony picked me up at the Royal Bank parking lot at 11:25-ish as advertised in Jon's 7:45 AM Facebook message. We had a dim sum lunch at Haiyi Seafood Restaurant on Main and 31st: shrimp dumplings, purple sweet potato dumplings, beef tendons, noodles, rice, egg tarts, shrimp rolls, and more! Ayler asked me if I liked "poke," which is apparently his word for blood draws. Then he said the word "vagina" because Harmony was reading a kids' book about girls' bodies to him - well, kindergarten is going to be interesting, haha.

Mom said that Steph and Lisa aren't going to be here in October because Ryan's wedding has been called off. WHAT?! Good thing that I hadn't mailed the card for baby Henry yet, so I could obscure that reference to October with a black Sharpie later on! Then we talked about getting the kids to eat something, Hiero coming over to me so he could say hi, a video of Havarti swimming, future plans, Ayler loving the lazy Susan, and other things. When Mom and Dad dropped me off at King Edward Station, I decided to go to London Drugs so I could get some more gold / silver / bronze Sharpies [Dec. 30, 2016] for my wallet (so people can feel SPECIAL!) before mailing the baby card at their post office. I got home at 2:10 on a 407, and put some tape in my wallet as well, just in case. Then I put my other gold / silver / bronze Sharpies in my new Modella cosmetics bag near the computer, along with some index cards and pens even though I have plenty in the other two nearby Sterilite boxes. Later, I read that disability payment is actually going up by $100 a month in September, so that's awesome news!


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: three Mega Rolls of Royale toilet paper, a spiral school notebook from Portland, a fridge magnet from our farewell breakfast for Steph and company, Uncle Ben's Country Inn chicken and wild rice, Chinese toothbrush / toothpaste / two hairbrushes from Hotel Wing International, a Joytel Group Hotels toothbrush, a Sweet Cat Miss Gang blue-green shirt / a grey "New York" shirt with gibberish on it from Asia. In what world does "New York floeer srtr KNTIM klyet falo vsing poarts mrlrty daing mrlrty" make sense?!


Uncle Ben's Country Inn chicken and wild rice!




President's Choice mushroom soup with white and portobello mushrooms!

Review: Kingdomino

Jul. 20th, 2017 01:46 pm[personal profile] andrewducker
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When I saw that it had won the 2017 Spiel des Jahres I took a look at Kingdomino. On discovering that it was only £15, and that games could be played in about 15 minutes I decided to pick up a copy.

So far I've played games with both [personal profile] swampers and [personal profile] danieldwilliam and both of them picked it up quickly and enjoyed playing it.

It's based (surprisingly enough) on the idea behind dominoes - or, at least, the part of dominoes where you have tiles with two ends and need to match them against each other. In this case the different ends are different terrains (grass, mountain, etc), and you score by forming areas of the same terrain*. Each turn you have to make a judgement between going for the tiles that score the highest, versus going for lower-scoring tiles which allow you make the first move the next turn.

I enjoyed it, and I'm definitely taking it on holiday. If you're looking for a filler game then it'll do a great job of that.



*It's a bit more complex than that, but not a lot.
nanila: fulla starz (lolcat: science)
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[Image of a Cassini spacecraft model inside a black gimbal structure comprised of three concentric rings, mounted on a plexiglass stand and sitting on the corner of a desk.]

Now that I'm back at work, I present another of my Rare Objects from Space History for #tbt. This is a model of the Cassini spacecraft, mounted in the centre of what I can only think to describe as a gimbal. The high gain antenna is pointed toward the bottom of the photo. The model was distributed to instrument teams to aid them with pointing design. It can be rotated around three axes within the gimbal. Each circle of rotation is marked in degrees, so that from a set of numbers indicating its orientation (eg "RA & dec"), an instrument engineer can work out which way the spacecraft is pointing.

I have no idea when it was originally given to our team but it predates me joining the Cassini project (ca 2006).
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I posted yesterday about the media using "X defends against accusations" as a way of making you think that there are widespread attacks on them.

47 people clicked through to that post from Facebook. 5 from Twitter.

The 5 from Twitter all did so within an hour of the post going up.

The 47 from Facebook did so over the course of the following 12 hours (19 of them within an hour, but then an ongoing curve downwards).

Which indicates to me that Facebook does a pretty good job of knowing when something is interesting to my friends, and keeping it "active" for a while, whereas Twitter sweeps it away near-instantly, and unless it really grabs people it's gone.

And looking at my overall referrer stats, Facebook gets between three and six times the number of clicks that Twitter does.

(Just had a look at my actual LJ statistics too - yesterday I had 145 readers, of which 100-ish were reading via their friends-page and 45 were going direct to my posts/journal. Sadly I don't get the same info from DW, but Google Analytics tells me that 78 people visited that post on DW.)
glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
I got an email from Mike about adding him to my LinkedIn network - NO FUCKING WAY! Then I showered tonight after talking to Vanessa about her pregnancy, Langley dim sum, ha-gow, and such via Facebook messages.


Carry A. Nation?!




Shadow never appears on the Blackjack in FINAL FANTASY 6, yet he has a line in the game's content, anyway. Here he is with Setzer, Sabin, Edgar, and Gau. "... Why am I here...? For the money, I guess."




From Janina: Who needs gender roles when we can have sushi rolls?

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF screenshot collage #1: Lenna to her father King Tycoon: "Off to the crack-house again?" Captain Faris: "I just dropped a load... in my pants..." Boco the Chocobo: "Yeah, you best be getting your fat ass off me, biatch!" Lenna to Bartz: "I supoose you'll want me to repay you with sexual favors..."

Lenna: "It's been fun, but I've really gotta go. There's probably a long line of hooligans at my corner..." Boco: "Damn it, Bartz... I hate you." Boco: "Man, honestly... Bartz is gay or something." Bartz: "Ahhh... Piss water!"




Version 0.21 is more offensive than Version 1.01! )
glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
I was up at 8 AM today, so it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT!


In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo decide to check out this jelly doughnut that they found in an Onett trash can. "A delicious-looking jelly doughnut, of the variety favored by police officers."




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo decide to eat the jelly doughnut that they found in an Onett trash can. "This doughnut was fished out of a trash can. Do you really want to eat it?"




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo get a Ninja Box in Onett. They decide to check it out: "It feels quite heavy, as though it were full of solid awesome."




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness tries to use the Ninja Box in Onett. "Ness could not use the Broken cannon very well." Hey, the Ninja Box is NOT a Broken Cannon!




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo encounter the Ninja Starman on their way out of this Onett building. He wasn't there before! "Negative. Your presence here is undesirable. Prepare to be exterminated in a totally sweet fashion."

hi!

Jul. 19th, 2017 02:01 am[personal profile] reesespiecescat posting in [community profile] 2017revival
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Name: Ciarra
Age: 24
Country: US
Subscription/Access Policy: Friend away! I'm always looking for new friends to talk to. As for access, I grant almost everyone that subscribes to me. If I ever lock something it'll be something really personal and might be trigger-y. I will always warn if I do post something of that nature. There's no pressure to grant me access back.

Fannish Interests: Gosh, okay, I like a lot of things. But I also need to catch up on a lot of things. That's my problem.

I watch a lot of tv. Right now I'm watching shadowhunters and deciding if I want to catch up on Teen Wolf or not. My love for Scott McCall is enternal though. 

I really enjoy pokemon,  digimon,  yugioh,  sailor moon, power rangers, tf&f series, harry potter, kingdom hearts, and classic spn. all of those were my fandoms before I ever knew what fandom meant. i am casually into new doctor who but Ten was my first doctor and my favorite era. I'm always there for the companions the most though and I love bill potts so much. i love sherlock holmes adaptations but i gotta say my favorite is elementary. i'm also into low energy video games so pretty much anything nintendo and the sims. I'm a little obsessed with the sims and the fandom it has on youtube. just a little. Superheroes are cool too! I like the mcu and dcu but i haven't watched all of it yet bc reasons. Omg star wars is a big one lately too. and the new Star Trek and hopefully the new series!! as for cartoons steven universe is like the best thing that ever happened to me probably. aaaand books!! gosh do i hope to actually start to read books. The last full thing I read that wasn't fanfiction was the hunger games.

sp in summary i love anything cheesy, ridiculous, and about friendship :D 

I Like To Post About: honestly? cute animals. cats especially. no but i'll post about all the things i care about and I might to do reaction posts to show or movie etc. I hope to at least post fic or a rec or just journaling in general! I'm trying to find my place in dreamwidth after being on tumblr for so long now. 

About Me/Other Info: I'm an ace nonbinary (she/they pronouns) lesbian. I'm autistic, mentally ill, and have chronic pain & illness. I'm infp, capricorn, and a hufflepuff. 

hurt/comfort is my whole life. It's like my one true kink. I love reading it, writing it, having discussions about it, reading meta about, you get it. It's my jam. 

I'll mostly comment on stuff for a while probably. I have a strict rule that is if I see an entry/read a fic/etc I comment on it. <3
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I've seen this twice in the last week - a newspaper talking about the BBC "defending" the new Doctor Who choice against "angry fans". And then this morning the Game of Thrones director "defends" the Ed Sheeran cameo.

And both times I'm left wondering how many people were actually attacking. Was half of the population of Who-dom out attacking this choice? Or was it actually about 1% of them being noisy enough on Twitter that the newspapers could manufacture a story out of it?

Similarly, I suspect that the vast majority of people don't really care if Ed Sheeran pops up for 10 seconds in the show, does a perfectly average acting job for his two lines, and is never seen again. But that's not a story. And the way to make it a story is to not mention how many people are upset at something trivial, and leave things vague enough that it _could_ be the case that half the population of the country are waving pitchforks outside the studios, rather than seven people having a rant on Twitter.
glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
I woke up at 8 AM today, so it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT! Later on, I learned that I'm an aunt again to Nephew #4, Henry, who was born at about 6 AM! I approve of the first and middle names.


In FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS, Strago and the party defeat Astos the Dark Elf and his Dark Goblins on Ebot's Rock north of Mysidia. The player discovers that Gungho was faking his injuries, then the party leaves town. On the way out, they come across Gungho, who asks: "Everything okay?"




Freek de Jonge and Hella Asser?!




From George Takei: According to serving sizes, I'm a family of four.

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glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I went out at 2:45 and got two cans of NEW Comfort Creek Foods chicken and dumplings from the Dollar Tree. Then I got another pack of Samyang 2x Spicy Hot Chicken Ramen Flavor noodles from Big Crazy. Since they had a 10-cent surcharge on debit purchases, I got some Want Want snowy crackers. (which are plain and bland, so I'll give them to Chrystal) Apparently, I forgot my purple wallet there! Good thing that a lady came up behind me in the parking lot and let me know... that saved me some time and energy! Then I went to London Drugs to get a NEW Vileda cotton and microfibre mop and a NEW Vileda Quick Wring bucket - the wringer is connected to the bucket!

That's much easier than trying to get the wringer to stay on the grey bucket from people, so I threw out the old mop and bucket (along with the slightly wet toilet paper packs from yesterday) when I got home at 4. Later, I went to London Drugs again at 5:55 to get the rest of my bulky purchases: Cottonelle toilet paper x2 and on-sale SpongeTowels Ultra-Strong paper towels! I added two on-sale MAMA spicy shrimp noodles and on-sale NEW Bar Harbor fish chowder cans x2 to that as long as I was using my Royal Bank debit card. I got home at 6:35 on a 407, and I'd better not have any more emergencies in the next ten days!


Comfort Creek Foods chicken and dumplings!




SpongeTowels Ultra-Strong paper towels!




Bar Harbor fish chowder with Alaskan pollock!




Crackers, mops, buckets, dragons, and names! )
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 It's a Tuesday and I'm sitting at home taking it easy. Since I worked Saturday, I was given today off in exchange. I have a few errands to run, but that won't happen until it cools down a bit. I went ahead and moved my layout images to a different site, and then re-opened my flickr account. I never had many photos on photobucket. I had saved a lot of them directly to livejournal. But from now on, I want to save everything to flickr.

「夏」ほろ酔い 涼みあんず「夏」お祭り!
Still struggling with conjunctivitis. What the heck, now. It's been a month. It's mostly just the corners of my eyes, so it's been improving, but I don't want to have to go to the doctors a third time. We also seem to have gotten the bug issue under control. Still bug-bite free, save for those pesky mosquitoes!

In the end, I ended up buying another one of the futons I had bought the first time. I realized that the futon was thicker than most futon mattresses, so using two futons would be thicker and result in better sleep when stacked one on top of the other. Then, whenever Ryu came to stay over, I could simply separate the two and put them side by side, so we'd both have plenty of sleeping room. He seemed really happy with my decision, ruffled my hair and congratulated me on sometimes having good ideas (lol). He even decided that we had to "go at it" twice because now both futons had to be "broken in," but I had no complaints with that 〃゜∀゜ゞ

After going to buy his Jinbei, we decided to grab a couple of drinks at the コンビニ and enjoy them at home by the fan as we watched S -- 最後の警官, which came out in 2014, with a movie released in 2015. He'd seen the drama, but not the movie, and I hadn't seen either, so it was a good choice for both of us. But now after we watch the movie next weekend, we'll have to pick another series to watch. Anyway, I'm not big on alcohol anymore, and never grab more than two drinks a month. We had drinks at Hardrock for our anniversary, so for our last drink of the month, Ryu had a Smirnoff and I had a perfectly sweetened Apricot cocktail. It was only 3% but boy did it make me sleepy!

We checked out what festivals will be going on in our area. There are bigger festivals going on farther away from home and we've decided to go to some of those firework shows, but we want to try and stay local this time around, since the weather feels so much hotter this year. We want to try to go to all of them, but we aren't sure if that's do-able just yet. Now that Ryu has a jinbei though, he's all for hitting the まつり scene, and more than willing to try hitting them all. The fireworks show on the 30th is actually within walking distance of my flat, so we're definitely going to that, even though we can watch it from the veranda.

The thing with the new layout of my room is that now, my bed rests right next to my bookshelf. It means I spend a lot more time reading than I used to, since books are only an arms reach away. Grab a bottle of water, switch on the fan, lay down and lose myself for hours. I thought that my weight would probably go up from lack of exercise, but on the contrary, I've been eating less through out the week, but really chowing down on the weekends and my body has been reacting to it in an odd way. Yesterday alone, Ryu and I had a serving of pasta, a slice of pizza, nuggets, fries, and some ice cream. We did nothing but lay in bed all day as I mentioned, aside from that. And this morning, I weighed 1kg lighter than I did at the start of the weekend. Luck. Okay, rewind. I spend more time reading than I used to. Between today and yesterday, I bruned through A Walk to Remember, which surprised me by being quite different from the movie I had grown up loving. Next will be some Japanese manga for language balance, then either Wicked or P.S. I love you. Easy reads, but I can't be too picky, since English books in my area are limited.

Sometimes I wish I had a book-daddy to just hand me random books and say "Read this," then discuss them with me. Most of my friends don't read, and the one that does is mostly in to Junior level sci-fi things I can never seem to get in to. A girl can dream. 
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I was up at 7:55 AM today, so it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT!


My Facebook friends have liked my posts 74,000 times as of today!




Glee Ewell and the family were murdered on Easter Sunday?! It's pronounced "U-ull."

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Jul. 17th, 2017 12:25 pm[personal profile] justslayan posting in [community profile] addme
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Location: US
Timezone: EST
Languages: English

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I'm extremely new to DW but I have been roleplaying for years. This is awkward because I really don't like to talk about myself. I much prefer to immerse myself in whatever I'm writing and keep things mostly IC unless we need to plot. Bandom/celeb RP is my jam and often played Travis McCoy on Livejournal, as well as William Beckett and Justin Bieber. Check out my journal for more info.

Top 5 Fandoms:
2006 Bandom RP Era Music (if that counts as a fandom and yikes that sounds old)
Anime
Harry Potter
True Blood
Tie between Pokemon and Final Fantasy X


I mostly post about: Until I get comfortable here, I may not post about much. I am so used to only using journals IC that I often forget that I can have one for myself.

I rarely post about: Eh I'm an open book once you get to know me OOC. I just prefer to keep posts IC.

My last three posts were about: RP, reconnecting with long lost writing partners, and storylines for my Travie McCoy muse.

How often do you post?: In my personal journal? As needed. If I join a RP community, probably weekly.

How about commenting?: I love commenting and interacting, for sure.

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Jul. 17th, 2017 10:44 am[personal profile] decemberthirty posting in [community profile] addme
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Hello! Like many people, I'm a longtime Livejournaler who's working on making the switch over to Dreamwidth. But I've had my journal there since 2001--that's pretty much my entire adult life! Change is hard! In order to help me shift my focus over here instead of over there, I'd like to see if I can establish a more active group of DW-friends. Let me tell you a little bit about myself and my journal.

About me:
My name is Katie, I'm 38, I'm queer, and I'm female. I'm a writer and writing tutor by profession (I write fiction and book reviews; I tutor high school students and beginning creative writers). I grew up in the Hudson Valley in New York State, and currently live in Philadelphia. I live in a very old house with my girlfriend of eighteen years and our two cats. I love to read (favorite writers include E.M. Forster, Marilynne Robinson, Virginia Woolf, Pat Barker, Ursula K. Le Guin, George Saunders, etc). I also like cooking, baking, canning, and food preservation of all kinds; hiking and bird watching; gardening; swimming; watching baseball.... I'm a rather typical introvert and lead a fairly quiet life. I drink entirely too much tea.

About my journal:
I began my LJ as a reading journal, and still often post informal book reviews and thoughts on whatever I happen to be reading at the moment. In addition to writing about books, I often post about food and the projects I undertake in the kitchen. Sometimes I use my journal to track goals. Sometimes I write about the things that are going on in my life. Rarely (very rarely) I share my writing. Sometimes I post about art, or the creative process, or a quotation that caught my attention. I tend to post about once or twice a week. There are often photos. I keep my journal friends-only, but if any of this sounds interesting to you I will be happy to add you so you can check it out. No harm done if it turns out to not be your style after all!

What I'm Looking For:
Like I said, I'm transitioning from using LJ as my main online home, and am looking for a more active friends list here on DW. I like genuine connections and interesting conversations. I'd love to meet people who share my interests, especially fellow book-nerds who want to geek out about literature with me. Outdoorsy folks, creative folks, thinkers, makers, teachers, learners.... I can't promise to be the world's greatest commenter and I don't expect you to be either, but I would like to talk to each other at least occasionally.

Say hello! Let's get to know each other!

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