alexseanchai: 11-round crochet granny square, red center through grape edge (rainbow granny square)
So there are friending memes and things going around and people might see me around and want to get to know me a little! Therefore, this post. (Which is edited from its initial version, because I decided to turn it into my sticky post.)

I am increasingly posting almost everything under lock instead of publicly. I do not particularly care for this change, but certain persons who I do not care to name make it necessary.

I tend to grant access in sporadic batches, after I have got to know people well enough to recognize your respective handles. I realize this is an approach that, in combination with the previous paragraph, makes it difficult to make friends.

A note about journal rules: Don't be ableist. Don't be racist. Don't be sexist or homophobic or transphobic or or or or. I'm not perfect on any of these issues, I admit, but to the best of your ability, keep the bigotry out of my journal.

I am:

wordy )


here is my commenting culture )

If you have been banned from my journal and still wish to speak to me? Don't.

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2017-Aug-17, Thursday 00:48
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hi does someone want to explain why in #dreamwidth
(12:42:01 AM) AlexSeanchai left the room (quit: K-Lined).
because if I did something wrong someone needs to fucking inform me, and if something else is wrong (I notice rodgort got the same treatment one second sooner) then let me flag it up for y'all who #dreamwidth IRC

ETA: I'm back in

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2017-Aug-15, Tuesday 13:18
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith is Poetry Fishbowling again—theme is "anything goes". which I think means prompt any damn thing you've the mind to but I'm taking her a bit more literally: my first prompt is "anarchy".

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2017-Aug-14, Monday 12:25
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Did I ever tell you about my high school Latin teacher? Ms. Kit Smoot. Studying with her I learned so much and had such fun and—

I wanted to tell her so many things, about how she helped get me to where I am today. But when I visited the school she was never there.

She died last night.

(I hadn't realized she meant so much to me.)

May her memory be eternal.
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Headcanon: Belle and Beast are both queer as fuck.

In fact that's part of the reason for the Gaston shitshow—in the animated, that is, I have only seen the live-action once and I was too busy yelling about LeFou after to think of anything like this—anyway. Belle would rather have one of the blonde triplets than Gaston, though frankly that's not much of a choice if none of the four have anything interesting-to-Belle to talk about! And Gaston kind of knows all of that! But Belle's bi, not lesbian. Beast? Also bi.

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2017-Aug-10, Thursday 19:46
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What the fuck is Evensi and why has my Facebook event in a few days been added to Evensi?

ETA: I bet I'd get p much same answers were I to ask what the fuck is AllEvents dot in and why next month's Facebook event has been added to that!

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2017-Aug-09, Wednesday 17:35
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2017-Aug-09, Wednesday 15:25
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image )

tl;dr the Bengay with less scent is probably less than half as effective

UPDATE: past!Alex is a FUCKING OPTIMIST

(the scent is sticking around longer than the therapeutic effect)

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2017-Aug-09, Wednesday 13:03
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I am watching Disney Lion King and just got to the Timon and Pumbaa luau scene. Thea's unimpressed face is a memory to treasure.

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2017-Aug-05, Saturday 17:47
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OKAY CAT today we are done with the bit where it hurts when you scratch me

...well I got one claw clipped before she ran away

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2017-Aug-05, Saturday 13:56
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Greek barley bread

Greek-style ground lamb over rice

jambalaya with shrimp and sausage

I...think I only need to buy wine and yeast to have the stuff to make these happen? \o/

...

this is a stunning

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2017-Aug-03, Thursday 15:08
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I was always told by people that I'm a leader or should be, and for me being a leader always meant that wherever possible, never ask of people what you are not willing to do yourself. I can't ask people to give me emotional labour, or support, or help, unless I'm willing to give it as well.

To me a leader is someone who does what they can to make sure everyone in the "community" is happy, healthy, and safe, to the best of my ability. It's not about getting my own way, or having everyone do what I want, but putting the needs of the community first in such a way as to make everyone succeed.

Sometimes that means being forceful or aggressive, but more often than not it is about offering support, assistance, and then getting out of the way. It's about helping other people get a chance in the spotlight.
Ania Maria Bula

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2017-Aug-03, Thursday 11:24
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image )

That is more security requirements imposed on the username than on the password!

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2017-Jul-31, Monday 16:37
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Tablet fuckery is achieving new levels. I am really fucking sick of Amazon customer service, though! And I do not fucking have money for a new fucking tablet! It's not supposed to be on the priority list! *screaming*

...remind me to go see if an Android tablet exists that's at least as good specs as the Kindle Fire I'd want to replace this with, for less money.

But I HAVE to be able to store my Kindle library on the SD card and I'm not sure non-Kindle Androids can do that...

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2017-Jul-28, Friday 01:55
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One of KM Weiland's pieces of advice in Outlining Your Novel (though this is actually in chapter "Before You Begin Your Outline") is:

"If you could have a professional reviewer read your idealized concept of your finished book and totally get it—completely understand everything you're trying to say with your characters, plot, dialogue, and themes—what would he write about your story?"

And then you, being specific, thorough, and extravagant, are that reviewer.

OKAY THAT SOUNDS LIKE FUN wait how do I do that
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So put your armor on the ground tonight
'Cause everyone's got to come down sometime

You don't have to be Superman
You don't have to be Superman
You don't have to hold the world in your hands
You've already shown me that you can
Don't have to be Superman

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2017-Jul-25, Tuesday 12:57
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Polyamory and autism

...in conclusion, I am polya?

(I have not been so identifying because reasons. But this article points out a couple things I hadn't thought about.)
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...so how do I type (what I presume are) hiragana with an American keyboard?

...wait

victory may be mine

こんにちは

\o/

fmlllll

2017-Jul-24, Monday 20:08
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*spends two hours crocheting part of a shawl that is supposed, excluding any row-currently-in-progress, to be rectangular throughout the process*

*puts it down for several hours*

*picks it back up and discovers it's trapezoidal*

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2017-Jul-22, Saturday 22:09
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Do scented soaps and lotions taste good to kittan?

Clearly I am approaching due for either figuring out how to clip Thea's claw tips or how to apply the red plastic thingies.

(ow.)

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2017-Jul-20, Thursday 11:24
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Belatedly, Maple Syrup Rebellion is up!

Still selling fiction! Don't forget you can get bonus stories from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer if you buy stories from me!

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2017-Jul-16, Sunday 21:11
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I am doing divination the next two days over [personal profile] alexeigynaix way. First card-equivalent is free, money-wise, though I do ask every querent to say something kind or encouraging to someone else by way of payment.

Other than that, don't expect to see much of me online until Tuesday.

...

[personal profile] balsamandash is doing a one-card draw, too.

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2017-Jul-15, Saturday 22:09
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oooof.

well, at least my [community profile] pod_together—the one I didn't drop—has finally come together all the way? GOOD THING TOO as today is fic deadline :P

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2017-Jul-15, Saturday 12:52
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Brain

Do you want to explain

Why you are handing me

ANOTHER BIG IDEA

(Script for stageplay)

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2017-Jul-12, Wednesday 13:55
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Finally figured out how to write Pancake Rebellion 2 for the most recent fiction-sale prompt. Sent it off to beta. Still selling fiction!

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2017-Jul-08, Saturday 22:33
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Online storefront for disabled activist merch. Raising funds for ADAPT, which has been in US news recently doing sit-ins at senators' offices till either the senator in question opposes Orangecare or the cops haul the activists away.

I need ALL those shirts.
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🥄

omg

(the magic HTML code there is "<big>&#129348;</big>")
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"Wishlists are only for December!" "JULY."*

Why should the sharing around of wishlists be restricted to the shopping season for the (heavily Christian-inflected) December festival of Commercialmas?

Write out a list of things you really want. Don't be afraid to include expensive things, and don't be afraid to write an extensive list (to wish is not to be greedy), but don't leave out things that don't cost any money. Then, when you see someone else's wishlist, consider how you might fulfill one of the wisher's requests.

No one is obligated to fill anyone else's wishes, but please do try to make some wishes come true: this is simply a good-cheer effort to increase the kindness and generosity on display in the world.

Happy gifting!

* pun intended :P



I'm going to sort my wishlist by price tag, for reasons. PM me for mailing address if applicable :) but (1) moving here (2) honestly expecting hardly any y'all can afford to look more expensive on the list than "Freeeeee" anyway. I'm also gonna just toss my Paypal here, and also bump my fiction sale.

$$$$ / beyond price )

$$$ )

$$ )

$ )

Freeeeee )

self-care checklist

2017-Jul-05, Wednesday 13:10
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Okay, so you feel like total crap. Have you:

☐ refilled your water cup in the past two hours?
   (No? Go drink water.)
☐ eaten in the past four hours?
   (No? Go eat food.)
☐ had tea or coffee in the past six hours?
   (No? Go have caffeine—unless it's too close to sleep time.)
☐ taken all your meds at appropriate times in the past twenty-four hours?
   (No? Make sure to take your meds.)
☐ slept at least seven and a half hours in the past twenty-four hours?
   (No? Go nap.)
☐ grounded and centered and shielded in the past twenty-four hours?
   (No? Go do those.)
☐ showered in the past twenty-four hours?
   (No? Go shower.)
☐ cleansed with holy water in the past two days?
   (No? Go cleanse.)
☐ done something for the sole purpose of enjoying yourself in the past two days?
   (No? Go have fun.)

☐ been doing too much physically in the past week?
☐ been doing too little physically in the past week?
   (Too much? Go rest. Too little? Get moving.)

☐ been doing too much mentally in the past week?
☐ been doing too little mentally in the past week?
   (Too much? Go rest. Too little? Get moving.)

☐ been doing too much emotionally in the past week?
☐ been doing too little emotionally in the past week?
   (Too much? Go rest. Too little? Get moving.)

☐ been doing too much socially in the past week?
☐ been doing too little socially in the past week?
   (Too much? Go rest. Too little? Get moving.)

☐ been doing too much creatively in the past week?
☐ been doing too little creatively in the past week?
   (Too much? Go rest. Too little? Get moving.)

☐ been doing too much spiritually in the past week?
☐ been doing too little spiritually in the past week?
   (Too much? Go rest. Too little? Get moving.)

☐ been experiencing a flare-up of a chronic condition in the past week?
   (Yes? Go take care of yourself.)

☐ made a todo tada list today?
   (No? Go make one.)
☐ been making progress on changing todos to tadas today?
   (No? Go accomplish things.)

Other references:
Everything Is Awful And I'm Not Okay by [tumblr.com profile] eponis
You Feel Like Shit: an interactive self-care guide


Creative Commons License
self-care checklist by alexseanchai is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This license means you are free—and, I add, encouraged—to copy, adapt, modify, and distribute this checklist so that it can help you in the way best suited to your own needs; you only need to credit [personal profile] alexseanchai and, preferably, link back here. :)

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2017-Jul-04, Tuesday 13:31
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Poetry Fishbowl on the theme of "gender, orientation, and identity" over [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith way! Go leave prompts, get poems!

For illustrative purposes, one of my prompts is "Nothing scares a man with a sword more than a woman with a pen."

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2017-Jul-03, Monday 12:00
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Bumping the fiction for sale post!

I am falling about a hundred dollars short on my mid-July student loan payment because I used that money to pay the security deposit on the new apartment; I've put in for a student loan forbearance but I can't be sure I'll get it. So I would really very much appreciate if people were to buy short fiction from me! Details at the link, and as a bonus you can get fiction from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer for the same money you give me!

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2017-Jul-03, Monday 11:57
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Wait, shit, did I ever find a decent free Win7 program to record webcam video, now that Movie Maker has crapped the fuck out on me? I don't think I did. /o\

Help?

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2017-Jul-02, Sunday 22:30
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Silly-ass question.

Pennsylvania State University tells me &‌amp;#988; should get a capital digamma, &‌amp;#990; capital qoppa (or koppa, I suppose), and &‌amp;#992; capital sampi. I need these for in-story math reasons. Now, in the previous instances of the entities I escaped the ampersand; in the next instances, I shall not: &‌#988; &‌#990; &‌#992;

Please observe how I'm not getting the pretty symbols. But &#275; gives me the e-with-macron ē no trouble, and ✓ you see is the checkmark that &#10003; is meant for! And if I copy-paste the symbols I want directly from PSU's page, like Ϝ Ϟ Ϡ, I have no trouble—but I like the HTML entities for reasons and I am confused.

What is the problem here? :(

*previews* wait why is the escaping the ampersand not working either? o_O

ETA for DW support benefit: typing these out so it better be the right ampersand: &#988; should result in Ϝ and screenshotting: and saving and then viewing and then screenshotting... Editing again but this time I am copy-pasting from above: &‌amp;#990; &‌#990; and screenshotting: and saving and viewing and screenshotting...

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2017-Jul-02, Sunday 15:36
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oh good, Thea ate all her food today

...I mean, I forgot to feed her last night, sooo

but she hasn't been eating as much as she ought to be? so.

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2017-Jul-01, Saturday 17:25
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I went out to get my prescription and some photos and a pack of white zip ties. While out I put a foot wrong on the sidewalk and went down hard. I didn't actually hurt myself that badly—lost a square inch of skin and a couple drops of blood on the right knee; wasn't nearly so bad on the left or on the heel of either hand—but good fucking gods did it amp my overall pain levels from 6ish to 8ish what the fuck OW.

And I didn't even get the right zip ties. I got what Walgreens had, because I'd already banged myself up when I got to Walgreens and I didn't want to continue on to Walmart!

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2017-Jul-01, Saturday 12:29
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Poetry folks who are Seanan McGuire fans, you want to go pledge $5/mo to her Patreon. The first poem's up and it's stellar and I already want to fanfic it.

I mean, you may not have the able-and-willing to go pledge $5/mo to McGuire's Patreon. But I'm pretty sure you want to. :-D

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2017-Jun-30, Friday 14:13
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Bumping the fiction for sale! post because I just paid the security deposit for the new apartment. Which was in fact due Jul 3. I thought it was due the same time as the August rent! So now I have a student loan payment coming due in two weeks that I no longer have the cash on hand for. Please buy stories!

Or simply throw money in my Paypal. Gifts are most welcome! I'm also okay with loans, but if you want to do a loan, PM me so we can talk payment plan before sending the money. :)

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2017-Jun-29, Thursday 14:15
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Pancake Rebellion (cn death), sponsored by depizan.

Sponsor more fiction here! Help me raise moving expenses money!

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2017-Jun-29, Thursday 11:04
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ahahaha apparently I'm writing a 375-word story about pancake rebellions. because [personal profile] lonespark said over Ana Mardoll way,
Also I feel like "Rebellions are built on (fill-in-the-blank)" could be a good writing prompt?

"Some rebellions, they say, are built on hope. That might be true, but if I had to pin it down I'd say this one was built on a fanatical devotion to high-quality pancakes."
and someone said "I would read that" and I observed I'd just upthread advertised my fiction sale so "Pay me; one pancake rebellion coming right up!" and someone who perhaps desires to remain unnamed dropped $15 in my Paypal.

...shit what exactly makes a high-quality pancake. (Not Bisquick! Which is possibly all I've ever used.) [personal profile] madgastronomer? *pokes Google*

ETA: I wrote the thing. Lemme make sure it's good and then I'll post it.

...

[personal profile] jjhunter is hosting another How Are You? (In Haiku).

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