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2014-11-19 01:25 pm

[sticky entry] Sticky: let me introduce myself, I'm someone of beer wealth and champagne taste

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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2017-07-20 11:24 am
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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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2017-07-16 09:11 pm

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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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2017-07-15 10:09 pm

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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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2017-07-15 12:52 pm

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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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2017-07-12 01:55 pm

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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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2017-07-08 10:33 pm
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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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2017-07-06 08:29 pm

my spoon count displayed in html code

🥄

omg

(the magic HTML code there is "<big>&#129348;</big>")
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2017-07-06 02:16 pm
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"Wishlists are only for December!" "JULY."

"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 )
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2017-07-05 01:10 pm

self-care checklist

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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2017-07-04 01:31 pm

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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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2017-07-03 12:00 pm

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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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2017-07-03 11:57 am

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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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2017-07-02 10:30 pm

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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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2017-07-02 03:36 pm
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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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2017-07-01 05:25 pm
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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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2017-07-01 12:29 pm
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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