Check-In – Day 24

Jan. 24th, 2017 08:05 pm
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Brought to you by the fruity (and / or fiber-filled) breakfast cereal of your choice, it's the next day of our challenge. What are you doing today?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

Today's question, in the same vein as yesterday: Do you ever lose track of where certain events are supposed to happen in longer, more complicated stories?
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Posted by Fred Clark

The religion and religious expression condemned by the prophets was something that most of their listeners would have assumed was an obvious virtue. Worship, prayer, offerings, praise, sacrifices, holy days, hymn-singing, church-going -- these were all assumed to be Good Things done by Good People as evidence and consequence of their goodness. "Patriotism" falls into the same sort of category.

Hulk #1

Jan. 24th, 2017 07:01 pm
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Entertainment Weekly: What does Jen consider her relationship with her Hulk side? What does turning into the Hulk mean for her now?

Mariko Tamaki: In the past when she is the Hulk, there’s no part of her that goes away. She’s fully conscious when she’s in her Hulk form, and she’s worked as a lawyer in her Hulk form, and she’s gone about her life. So for now, it’s become this thing that used to make her feel powerful that has now become this more alien thing and become connected to trauma. So now, thinking about the things that have happened to her is connected to changing into the Hulk. Like Mark said, it’s a scary, terrible thing, because Hulk is who she is. In a way, it’s a metaphor for trying to suppress your feelings. You can try to ignore the feelings that you have, but ultimately, there’s no way around it. If you have had a traumatic event, that thing is just going to keep surfacing inside you until you face it. Right now, at the beginning of the story, Jen is in a place where as much as it feels horrible and unnatural, she’s trying to be just in her human form. But it is a part of her, and to ignore all this Hulk stuff is to ignore the past, and you can’t really do that.

Editor Mark Paniccia: In many ways, this is a classic Hulk story. Woman versus monster.

Mariko Tamaki: All stories are woman versus monster.

- From an interview at Entertainment Weekly

Story By: Mariko Tamaki
Art By: Nico Lean

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Weekly Otherkin Chat Starting Now!

Jan. 25th, 2017 01:00 am
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Reminder: Weekly #otherkin chat starting now, in irc://! Webclient here:

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Jan. 24th, 2017 07:54 pm
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Just re-watched the fight scene at the airport in CA: Civil War, and the shadows come and go. When they're walking on pavement, usually there's a shadow -- but it indicates the time was anywhere from noon to about 4 pm. And a couple of times, no shadow. No shadows on the layered flying stuff, either, but the set-ups were less complicated than in the previous movie.
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Posted by <a href="/users/Drag0nst0rm/pseuds/Drag0nst0rm" rel="author">Drag0nst0rm</a>


Merlin has gotten used to handling things on his own.

Words: 656, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

A Question of Honour

Jan. 24th, 2017 06:08 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/schweet_heart/pseuds/schweet_heart" rel="author">schweet_heart</a>


It took a few seconds for this to sink in. When it did, Merlin felt as if he’d been repeatedly hit over the head by a blunt object, and had to clutch at Arthur’s shoulder for support. “Are you telling me you’re a virgin?!” He squeaked, his voice reaching a pitch that was probably only audible to bats and a handful of dogs.

OR: Arthur is getting married, and there are certain things he wants to know before his wedding night. Apparently, Merlin is the only one he can ask.

Words: 1275, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 54 of Merlin Fic

I'm not drunk

Jan. 24th, 2017 05:53 pm
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Posted by Anonymous

by Anonymous

He is not drunk and in love, there is no magic in Camelot and all knights totally don't ship them.

Words: 50, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English


Jan. 24th, 2017 07:53 pm
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from AOL

Sales of George Orwell's classic '1984' skyrocket in wake of Kellyanne Conway's 'alternative facts' comment

Jan 24th 2017

Sales of George Orwell's iconic dystopian novel 1984 have surged after President Donald Trump's adviser, Kellyanne Conway, used the controversial phrase "alternative facts" in a recent interview.

CNN correspondent Brian Stelter was the first to notice that "1984," which was first published in 1949, shot to number six and then five on the Amazon best-seller list. The novel has continued to climb the charts throughout the day on Tuesday.

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Dark Matter season one

Jan. 25th, 2017 12:32 am
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I watched the first disc, the first five episodes.
I'm... not hooked.
So it's about half a dozen people who wake up without their memories.
That means they want the audience to be playing detective games too. Which means we'll be wrong if we think we know things. And which presents the characters as puzzles, rather than as people to identify with or, you know, like.
Plus I keep feeling squirmy of something like embarrassment and anxiety, because these characters are crashing around the universe blind, they'd probably know as much useful stuff if they were ported in from this universe, and they probably are doing things their earlier selves wouldn't agree with.
So, it's not a comfortable viewing experience.
But it is interesting.

Plus they have three whole women on the crew, and four men, with a mix of ethnicities. And the show is thrifty, they spend a lot of time with just the main cast in their spaceship. So we get women talking to each other. Which beats baseline. So there's stuff to like.

I just feel off balance along with the characters.

Plus I keep dropping out of the story because the whole thing feels like a vaguely cyberpunk rpg campaign. Corporations, androids, mercs, waking up with memories wiped, a ship they haven't fully explored, it just seems like a game setup. Which would have a different set of goals and expectations to a story we're just going to get told.

All in all, I'm not quite into it.

But I'll watch the rest of it, so, near enough.

Also it suffered a teensy because I've seen two versions two days in a row that one episode where Read more... )

[ SECRET POST #3674 ]

Jan. 24th, 2017 07:50 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3674 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.


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Secrets Left to Post: 01 pages, 24 secrets from Secret Submission Post #525.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
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Test-Driven Java Development ($31.19 Kindle), by Viktor Farcic and Alex Garcia, is free tonight, direct from Packt Publishing.

Book Description
Test-driven development (TDD) is a development approach that relies on a test-first procedure that emphasises writing a test before writing the necessary code, and then refactoring the code to optimize it.

The value of performing TDD with Java, one of the most established programming languages, is to improve the productivity of programmers, the maintainability and performance of code, and develop a deeper understanding of the language and how to employ it effectively.

Starting with the basics of TDD and reasons why its adoption is beneficial, this book will take you from the first steps of TDD with Java until you are confident enough to embrace the practice in your day-to-day routine.

You’ll be guided through setting up tools, frameworks, and the environment you need, and will dive right in to hands-on exercises with the goal of mastering one practice, tool, or framework at a time. You’ll learn about the Red-Green-Refactor procedure, how to write unit tests, and how to use them as executable documentation.

With this book you’ll also discover how to design simple and easily maintainable code, work with mocks, utilise behaviour-driven development, refactor old legacy code, and release a half-finished feature to production with feature toggles.

You will finish this book with a deep understanding of the test-driven development methodology and the confidence to apply it to application programming with Java.

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Free MP3 – The Killing of America

Jan. 25th, 2017 12:21 am
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The MP3 download of The Killing of America ($1.29 Amazon) from Uniform’s Wake in Fright album, is free from eMusic today. (No account required)

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Posted by Megan Geuss

Offshore wind turbines in the Irish Sea, in calm weather (credit: Photograph by Andy Dingley/Wikimedia Commons)

The cost of offshore wind power in Britain has fallen to £97 ($121) per MWh. According to an industry report (PDF), this represents a 32 percent drop from £142 ($178) four years ago.

The Offshore Wind Programme Board (OWPB), a part of The Crown Estate, which manages the UK seabed, released its report on Tuesday. The report noted that cost reductions had come primarily through the development of advanced technology and the adoption of larger turbines, as well as increased competition and, to a lesser extent, decreased cost of capital. “7MW and 8MW turbines have become standard for new projects,” the report stated. That’s consistent with a paper published two months ago in Nature Energy showing that the cost of wind power could be reduced by 24 to 30 percent by 2030 due to the installation of bigger turbines.

The new numbers mean that offshore wind energy has reached a government target—beneath £100 per MWh by 2020—four years earlier than was expected.

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A white wolf, roses, and the text: Psychic Wolves for Lupercalia Feb. 13-15 / A Multi-Fandom Mini-Fest

Eee! The psychic wolves are back! ♥_____♥

It would be nice to produce something for the fest in time for Lupercalia (13-15th February). *marks calendar*

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Jan. 24th, 2017 07:27 pm
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10398 / 75000

(my usual word-meter site being unaccountably inaccessible.)

I rewrote two scenes and drafted in a third. By hand. And then retyped them. I have tempted the wrath of the RSI gods from high atop the thing and also sort of worn out my brain, and therefore I am under no obligation to do any more tonight unless I really get an image for it.

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~1,110 words, gen, set after 2.14 Payback. For [ profile] runthecon for the prompt "first" (and the [ profile] fan_flashworks Lever challenge, and [ profile] wc_rewatch).

Suit Hacks

“Like life hacks, but for federal agents.”


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