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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.

help meeeee

2017-Oct-14, Saturday 13:15
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My brother's birthday is in three days. He is asking for audiobooks. I am going to venture the guess that podcasts would also be welcome (though I suspect podfic would not). He is offering zero guidance on which ones. I have no idea what books he already owns in any format, except that he owns a very great deal of Catholic nonfiction in hardcopy, and also some Tolkien. I asked him in September to name a few genres he wants to read in or subjects he wants to be educated on so I would have a place to start. (I know Catholic theology on the "I went to Sunday school with the parish until I got confirmed" level. He knows Catholic theology on the "I have a Master's in theology from Franciscan" level.) He has not responded.

What should I get him, or recommend to him? The less money I need to spend, the better. (Though I assume pointing him at Amazon Music's $0.00 dramatic reading of the KJV is cheating.)

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2017-Oct-12, Thursday 13:10
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Talk to me? Go on about anything that really interests you, or anything you think will interest me?

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2017-Oct-10, Tuesday 11:38
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*does the happy Yuletide-assignments dance*

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2017-Oct-06, Friday 12:28
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hey so y'all wanna spam me with pictures of your kittan? or other fuzzy or feathery smol :)

money blech

2017-Oct-04, Wednesday 13:28
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I have the horrible sinking feeling that a three-dollar purchase, or (probably more accurately) a small error in my math, means my rent will bounce. And take enough days to sort out that it will be late into the bargain. Which means I'll need to up my balance in that checking account by $35 bounced-check fee plus 5% = $48.95 late fee plus $2 money-order fee, plus, of course, the original offending $3. And I don't have that much unaccounted-for in the other checking account—and I don't know that V does, or will on Friday, either. (And I don't, though this can be fixed, have the mobile app with which I can deposit checks into the rent checking account. And I'm not sure I trust such an app, either.)

...Can someone $90? Or multiple someones each Paypal me part of $90? I'll write you stuff or do divination for you or we can talk other forms of art I can make you special, or I can pay you back in money as soon as I can manage, or you can decide it's a gift.

(At least I can pay debit to get money orders at the post office, right? That saves transfer time on getting the money to the credit union branch...)


ETA 10/06: rent and fees money orders are in my purse. they will be in the complex property manager's hand in about half an hour, assuming the "I Will Return At" clocky thing on her office door is accurately stating her return time. (ETA: all paid!) *phew* thank you all so much!

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2017-Oct-02, Monday 15:06
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I have been stuck at the same point on the Yu-Gi-Oh! genderfuck for sixteen months someone just give me permission to skip manga chapter 008 and get on with meeting Kaiba Seto.

Also: at what fucking point does Kaiba Gozaburo die? THIS FUCKING CANON DOES NOT FUCKING TIMELINE.

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2017-Oct-01, Sunday 15:25
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signed up for Dewey 24-Hour Readathon, Oct 21-22
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Hi there! My AO3 name is [personal profile] AlexSeanchai, and let me reassure you at the jump that optional details are optional.

I should also advise you up front that I am a Hellenic polytheist, ancestor worshipper, and animist, and I am really hoping to see, anywhere it might come up, respect for my religious beliefs. (I'm only skewing my requests a little in favor of stories about my religious beliefs, this year.) This hope is an optional detail, but I want to highlight the DNW of "Disrespect to my religious beliefs".

I am explicitly welcoming crossovers between my requests.

I am totally here for the Wrapping Paper art treat challenge, Misses Clause, Chromatic Yuletide, Femslash Festivus, and Yuleporn. Also here for poetry (if you are nuts like me [for srs I'm nuts] and/or writing a treat) and interactive fiction.

Likes: FEMSLASH. GEN. Ladies being awesome. People of color being awesome. Queer people being awesome. Trans and genderqueer people being awesome. People of minority religions (especially polytheists, ancestor worshippers, and animists) being awesome. Disabled people being awesome. Autistic and otherwise neurodivergent people being awesome. Mentally ill people being awesome. Competence kink. Nonperfect people having nonperfect relationships (whether familial, platonic, romantic, or sexual) but all parties are good people trying to make the relationship work as best they know how. Ordinary people caught in extraordinary events. Worldbuilding!

Likes if you're leaning porny: vanilla is a lovely thing but also there's bondage, body modification, endurance, nipple play (okay, really breast play, but [community profile] kink_wiki doesn't have a tag for that), sensation play, temperature play, impact play with the emphasis on play, toys toys toys, soft sensuous things, and writing.

Dislikes: Underage. Non-con. Anything that sets off my embarrassment squick—avoid public humiliation, for instance. Anything sexy involving eating or excreting (though if you want to write food porn in the sense of conveying what a tasty meal the characters are having, go to town). Disrespectful treatment of polytheism, ancestor worship, and/or animism. Disrespectful treatment of [insert marginalized group here]. Magically healed disability. "Idiot ball" (which trope needs a less ableist name). Cross-generational sexual and/or romantic relationships, though if an involved character does not, in my head, have an age, then it won't bother me as long as all the involved characters are clearly adult. (Deities don't have ages. Just flat out don't. Or rather, since they can appear as any age they like... Does that make sense?)

Requests! )
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Something that's been ongoing a few years is I can't focus on big blocks of text that need particular attention. Like, a novel-length fanfic of something I'm already familiar with I have been able to read without difficulty, but an actual novel, or a nonfiction anything that isn't a collection of shorter pieces, that's different. And this has been bugging me no end because I remember how much I read in high school and I miss that.

In the past three days I have read Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis, Suradanna and the Sea by Rebecca Frainow, and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jemisin. Suradanna is a novella, which has still been well into "too long" territory, but the others are novels, and I think Kingdoms is a fairly substantial novel at that. (Not sure. Kindle edition.)

I'm not sure what to make of this but I am pleased.

A message from Thea

2017-Sep-27, Wednesday 14:15
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2017-Sep-25, Monday 15:16
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story recs

2017-Sep-25, Monday 11:43
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Thanks to a recommendation from [personal profile] vass, I read Suradanna and the Sea by Rebecca Fraimow. It's beautiful and bittersweet and queer; I wouldn't call it a romance, but I don't know that I'd say it's not, either.

If you're up to reading stories about institutionalized child abuse with happy endings, this by [ profile] caffeinewitchcraft and this follow-up by [ profile] kelincihutan are stellar.
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Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6

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a Hellenic polytheist
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another sort of polytheist
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not a polytheist
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I would like to see Hellenion Youtube videos on the subject of...

I'm hoping for answers from people in all three categories. The idea is to see what people want in terms of informational (etc) videos from Hellenion, and then work on those videos first.

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2017-Sep-22, Friday 09:45
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[personal profile] analise010 is doing a one-card draw to raise money to test as an actuary.

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2017-Sep-17, Sunday 08:11
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[personal profile] analise010 is doing a one-card draw, or more cards for the price of a coffee.
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Force ghost Shmi Skywalker

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2017-Sep-03, Sunday 17:40
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I am offering fic on a Buy It Now basis over in [community profile] harvey_fanaid. I'll be rewriting fairy tales or myths to have more positive queer and/or disabled representation in.
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...right, I wanted—say, you know what would be nice? If my tablet had not abruptly decided COPY DOESN'T WORK—"Peace and Love, Inc. - Information Society (Song)". And I'd still like stories for "Mary Mary - SJ Tucker (Song)" and "Mother of the Crows - Seanan McGuire (Song)", and a particular bit of "Earthquake Weather - Seanan McGuire (Song)", and wait shit. I'm only allowed three noms...


2017-Aug-30, Wednesday 23:32
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Not sure if just exceedingly tired, very overcaffeinated, and a little asthmatic, or actually coming down with something...

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2017-Aug-27, Sunday 09:33
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[personal profile] rootsofthestories is doing one-card draws.

In other news, survived the move. (I could have sworn I told DW that but my journal disagrees.) Dear Gods do I wish I'd remembered I possess Bengay, Aspercreme, and Icy Hot yesterday.


2017-Aug-26, Saturday 06:56
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If everyone who does this sort of thing could send me strength / healing energy today, I would very much appreciate it. There will be PEOPLE. Including PARENTS. And MANY LOTS DECISIONS. To say nothing of PHYSICALLY TRANSPORTING ALL THIS CRAP.

I'm not even done packing... /o\

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2017-Aug-25, Friday 19:49
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Every time I watch Disney's 1991 Beauty and the Beast, I spy a detail I missed before. This time, it's the asylum director's little giving-orders hand wave right before his minions grab Maurice.

Ran out of that, switched to Mulan. Belatedly occurs to me, the first character we meet, the wall guard who lights the signal fire? Died five seconds after Shan Yu said "Perfect."

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2017-Aug-24, Thursday 10:31
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Thea is sitting on the windowsill, in front of the open window, scratching.

I must not have brushed her enough lately 'cause it's snowing cat hair.

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2017-Aug-22, Tuesday 17:32
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Astronomers Without Borders eclipse glasses donation program

don't throw away your eclipse glasses! mail them to Astronomers Without Borders, or deliver them to the nearest organization (most likely a local school) collecting them for AWB, so that students in South America and Africa can safely watch the next eclipse!

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2017-Aug-22, Tuesday 13:21
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The blood bank emailed me: A+ donors needed. (Guess my blood type.) It has in fact been over eight weeks since I donated last.

Problem: I am fucking moving. I do not have enough physical cope as it is. Blood donation knocks me the fuck over!


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2017-Aug-22, Tuesday 11:57
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I need extra hands around here. Preferably attached to strong arms, steely spines, and sturdy legs, with a head on those shoulders that can intuit what I need to happen better than I can either intuit or explain the things.

In lieu of this (because TELEPORTER!!! *shakes fist*, and also all my immediate family are Occupied Elsewhere today):

Would any y'all who believe in and understand how to accomplish the "sending healing energy over a distance" thing please do the thing for me? Not necessarily healing, though I wouldn't exactly say no to that; strength, resilience, anything that you have to spare at the moment and that you think I could use in order to get all my stuff moving-ready and the apartment sparkly clean. Protective and cleansing energies would also be welcome.

If you want to do a trade, drop me a comment with a prompt: a single word, a brief phrase, a song lyric, an evocative image. After I'm all moved, I'll stitch all the prompts into a story and post it for all y'all to see. :)
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*waves to somebody who may not wish to be named* So many coffees! Thank you!

Can someone—who has got more brain to think of google terms than I have presently got—point me at moving-out checklists? Apartment-departing–specific if possible?
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I am still raising money for auto repairs. More urgently, I would very much like to be able to buy pizza and coffee to keep me operating all week while I'm frantically packing and cleaning for moving, instead of making coffee and assorted meals.

All fiction requests will be delayed until Tue Aug 29 at the earliest. Please say how urgent all divination requests are; if they are not urgent, they will be similarly delayed. Etsy orders I'll get out the door promptly. If you want to commission jewelry or artwork, we can talk, but the same delay applies. Redbubble orders are on Redbubble's schedule.

If you signal-boost this and let me know you've done it, I'll do 100 words of fiction to your request, one small art to your request, or one divination card-equivalent—no earlier than Tue Aug 29.

Fiction to Buyer's Prompt
Current Etsy will be put on vacation Thursday
Older Etsy will be put on vacation Thursday

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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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