[squee] LastMan, encore et toujours !

Aug. 19th, 2017 10:16 pm
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Je suis irrécupérable~

Cet après-midi au salon-de-thé-à-geeks était organisé un événement cosplay. Il fallait que j'y aille avec une nouvelle version, évidemment. Bonjour je suis déguisé en... personnage déguisé en agent fédéral, parce que j'ai déjà fait sa version de base le mois dernier que je voulais me renouveler un peu et que c'était vache de plus classe même s'il n'est fringué comme ça que dans deux épisodes seulement.

À la suite du Yaoi Day qui s'est prolongé en quinzaine pour moi j'ai pondu 15 drabbles (12 m/m, 1 ace, 1 gen avec un gay et une lesbienne, et 1... m/f canon mais j'aurais juré que ce perso était gay ou ace alors qu'est-ce qu'il fait avec une fille bon sang???.

Et j'ai regardé un nombre délirant de fois la bande-annonce du tome 10. En mettant en pause pour regarder et apprécier chaque image. Ohmondieu.
spoil à tout vat )

spéculations )

J'ai tellement hâte de partir en vacances... et d'en revenir pour pouvoir voir ce qu'il en est !!!


Aug. 19th, 2017 08:07 pm
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Posted by Erik Loomis

What is the shelf life of “Democrats are the real racists because Robert Byrd was a member of the KKK before most Americans living today were born”? Because it’s amazing that right-wingers pointing out that Hillary Clinton knew Robert Byrd is supposed to be a legitimate comeback to the fact that Donald Trump is an actual white supremacist. Byrd himself has been dead for 7 years. Hillary Clinton is never running for office again, not that this is going to stop fascists or Doug Henwood from bringing her up at every opportunity.

I am have also been watching with some befuddlement at how Hannity and Carlson have been polluting their shows with endless coverage of whatever they hate about Obama and the Clintons while Trump scandal after Trump scandal goes either uncovered or is apologized for. Never mind the moral bankruptcy. How long will this be a successful media strategy? I understand that Fox viewers are angry 75 year old white people, but with every day, all of this gets farther in the past. Yet Jeremiah Wright is still relevant to these people, not to mention Saul Alinsky. Will it be 2045 and right-wing media will be relentlessly discussing how Hugo Black was once a KKK member and therefore Democrats have no moral ground to stand on to resist their proposal of repealing the 13th Amendment?


The Legend of Korra - Turf Wars

Aug. 19th, 2017 08:30 pm
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"Avatar: The Last Airbender" and it's sequel "The Legend of Korra" featured some of the best worldbuilding of any cartoon series I've ever seen. The various societies were rich, and complex, and they included their resident elemental powers with creativity and practicality.

One area the cartoon did not expand on was how certain social matters were addressed, and the Korra finale, which showed Korra joining hands with Asami Sato, the woman she loves, as they step into the Spirit World, was positively subversive in showing a blossoming same sex relationship.

Luckily for us.... )


Aug. 19th, 2017 04:01 pm
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The first secret from this batch will be posted on August 26th.

1. One secret link per comment.
2. 750x750 px or smaller.
3. Link directly to the image.
- Doing it RIGHT: http://i.imgur.com/KuBug.png
- Doing it WRONG: http://imgur.com/KuBug

Optional: If you would like your secret's fandom to be noted in the main post along with the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret. If your secret makes the fandom obvious, there's no need to do this. If your fandom is obscure, you should probably tell me what it is.

Optional #2: If you would like WARNINGS (such as spoilers or common triggers -- list of some common ones here) to be noted in the main post before the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret.

Optional #3: If you would like a transcript to be posted along with your secret, put it along with the link in the comment!

REPOST: Shamrock vs. Arnim Zola

Aug. 19th, 2017 03:03 pm
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This is from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #24, and an early story by Scott Lobdell with art by Dennis Jensen. Shamrock, aka Molly Fitzgerald, vs. Arnim Zola.
I wanted to repost it since it seems to equate "With great power comes great responsibility" to "Must punch bad guys in the face."

Arnim Headroom? )

it's the drunks singing 'my way'

Aug. 19th, 2017 03:45 pm
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I am intending to start watching The Defenders, but my internet has been dropping intermittently, which is fine if I'm reading fic but annoying when trying to watch Netflix. Who knows if this will even post? Not me!

eta: it did not post at 2:10 when I wrote it, but the internet seems to be working now at 3:45.

In other news, I was originally supposed to go my lawyer's office sign the contract on the coop on Thursday, but then he was like, "it's no different from the first contract for the other purchase, so I can see if they'll accept an electronic signature, or I can overnight the copies to you and you can send them on to the seller's attorney with the deposit check when you've signed." And I said, "great!" because it's not really convenient for me to get to his office. But the seller hasn't forwarded some of the documents he needs to review before I can sign, so that hasn't happened yet. Arrgh. So annoying. Because I need to forward copies of all of that to the loan officer as well, so she can proceed.

It's always something. Sigh. I'm still not sure I believe anything will ever actually happen, so I guess I'm more zen about it this time? Last time it went so smoothly right up until it didn't. Maybe this one going in fits and starts is more realistic and will have a better outcome? Idek.

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Title: Inside the Inquisitor's Quarters
Fandom: Dragon Age: Inquisition
Pairing: Tessa Forsythia/Charter
Rating: G
Prompt: #079 - wet
Word Count: 500 words
Summary: A nice, warm bath is one of the best ways to unwind.

Inside the Inquisitor's Quarters

USS Indianapolis

Aug. 19th, 2017 07:38 pm
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Posted by Robert Farley

USS Indianapolis (CA-35) off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 10 July 1945

Paul Allen’s team has found the Indianapolis:

And just because.


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(And I swear, the next person to talk at me about "erasing history" is gonna sorely regret it.)


What Kind of Monuments Does President Trump Value?

Where Statues Go to Retire

The Pernicious Myth of the ‘Loyal Slave’ Lives on in Confederate Memorials

Free Speech or Hate Speech? Civil Liberties Body ACLU Will No Longer Defend Gun-Carrying Protest Groups

Robert E. Lee's Direct Descendant Denounces Charlottesville White Nationalists: 'There's No Place For That Hate' (In this, he follows in his ancestor's footsteps. Lee himself made it clear he wanted no statues. They were put up after he wasn't around to protest anymore.)

The men in charge of all the branches of the US military have denounced racism and broken with President Trump's encouragement of racists.

The Charlottesville furor is the latest example of the chaos that can result from Trump’s temper and refusal to back down.

Charlottesville Police Refused to Protect Synagogue From Nazis, so Jewish Community Hired Armed Security for First Time

In Charlottesville aftermath, Europe sees widening divide with US

The Trickle-Up Theory Of White Nationalist Thought

What if Western media covered Charlottesville the same way it covers other nations

White Supremacist Who Boasted About Being 'Ready for Violence' Cries Over Possible Charlottesville Arrest Warrant (Boo-hoo-hoo.)

Weeping Nazi started off as a “men’s rights activist,” which is no huge surprise

As he coddles neo-Nazis, Trump’s political isolation increases

Fellow Republicans assail Trump after he defends Confederate monuments

He ‘Went Rogue’: President Trump’s Staff Stunned After Latest Charlottesville Remarks
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(This always happens.)

I'll work my way up to it. I just get antsy thinking people will sneer.

(And now I'm thinking people will sneer because I didn't reciprocate. I can't win.)

On the plus side, my TBR list is full for at least a month. So thanks :)


Why It’s Better to Carry Weight on Your Head

The Newlyweds and their Baby Were America’s First Comic Book Family (1907) (These punchlines could come at the end of any modern hand-wringing about helicopter parents.)

Bacteria stab amoebae with micro-daggers

Britain's female wrestlers grapple with acceptance

When Astronomers Chased a Total Eclipse in a Concorde (I'm realizing now that I should've saved up these eclipse stories and then posted them all at once. Darn.)

Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell

Finding Somaliland's ancient cave art is hard. Protecting it could be harder.

Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks

"What's 'smog' in Kazakh?" China language mix snags environment inspectors

The Surprisingly Important Role China Played in WWI

The real revolution in NKorea is rise of consumer culture

After brinkmanship, a diplomatic opening with North Korea

NASA's ambitious plan to save Earth from a supervolcano

Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem

What Mormon Family Trees Tell Us About Cancer

As Confederate statues fall in U.S., Russians are erecting statues for dictator Stalin

Birds cut down by kite flying on Indian Independence Day

Britain 'confident' of new phase in Brexit talks by October

In Six Years the Number of Homeless Children in New York City Public Schools Jumped Nearly 50 Percent

Florida prisons — all of them — on lockdown

Sex Workers In Alaska Say Cops Are Abusing Their Power To Solicit Sex Acts

Think it’s hard for the white working class in rural America? Try being a person of color.

Despite Escaping To The U.S., These Brothers Are Still Terrorized By The MS-13 Gang

Bangladesh ramps up border patrols to deter fresh Rohingya inflow

Meet July, the Hottest Month Yet (In NYC it was actually cool and mild... which is exactly what was predicted would happen as the ice caps melt into the gulf stream, so you can't even enjoy it.)

The New Normal of U.S. Politics

U.S. forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

Sessions makes sweeping attack on Chicago’s sanctuary city policy

Trump Is Just Six Senate Votes Away From Impeachment

Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon fired

Bannon, basically: Trump’s campaign was a fraud
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I always hope that the fog will be below the ridge so that the east side will be sunny, but the best I got between 7 and 9 am was drifting fog without wind. First I walked a quarter mile or so up Nimitz Way (in blowing fog). Very quiet; best birds were two fledgling ravens, or at least that's my guess given the fluffy feathers around their legs, with somewhat ratty head feathers, and the fact that they really didn't want to fly (though they finally did). Then I went down Inspiration Trail a quarter mile or so, just up to the junction with the track down to the power towers. I hoped for bluebirds but although I think I heard one, it wasn't enough to be sure. There was one mixed flock on the way down, but that was it, and I didn't have time to hang around to see if it would ever clear (hasn't so far). Best bird there was Townsend's warbler. So an even shorter list: )

Really, I just wanted to go out for a bit because I'm largely packed for tomorrow and don't want to spend all/em> day stressing about it. For that it was definitely worth going.
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* Fandom: Sailor Moon
* Title: Gingerly, Tenderly,
* Author: Briar
* E-mail: sacialovesgod (at)gmail.com
* Summary: Fighting Evil By Moonlight. Winning Love By Daylight.
* Spoilers: I’m sure some of you must know that anime lends itself to apocalyptic purple prose. Sailor Moon is something I used to watch before Toonami came about.
* Rating: other
* Distribution: Ask and feedback first, please.
* Disclaimer: It’s been said that Viz Media is the wonderful tool to spread all this love. They own Sailor Moon, which is lovely.
* Author's Note: Fair use. Not for profit. Pure fiction.

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Posted by Erik Loomis

I’ve ranted against the bottled water industry before. It’s a completely useless product for most people, who have perfectly good water in the taps. It privatizes water supplies for profit, which is antithetical to basic moral values. It drains local water sources and spreads that water across the world. Mostly, it just doesn’t need to exist in the United States. Yes, there needs to be bottled water to step in when vile Republicans poison the people of Flint or if you have high sulphur concentrations in your water, such as I have experienced in West Virginia. These are problems easily solved without half an aisle in Walmart dedicated to bottled water.

Understanding that this industry was unnecessary and wanting to reduce pollution, the Obama administration stopped the selling of bottled water in national parks. With plentiful drinking fountains, this was not a problem. But of course, Trump would not only repeal this rule, but also named a former bottled water industry lobbyist as deputy interior secretary. Of course, like every regulatory issue, the problem is not Donald Trump, but the Republican Party.

The decision came three weeks after the Senate confirmation of David Bernhardt as deputy interior secretary. Bernhardt is a former lobbyist with the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, which has represented one of the largest water bottlers in the United States, Nestlé Waters. Nestlé distributes the Deer Park brand.

Some Democratic senators called Bernhardt a “walking conflict of interest” during his confirmation hearing, because of his work on behalf of corporate interests opposed to Interior Department regulations to promote clean air and water.

Nestle Waters disputed any claim that Bernhardt might have acted on its behalf. “Claims… that Nestle Waters North America unduly influenced the National Parks Service to rescind its ban on bottled water are categorically false,” the company said in a statement. “No one in the General Counsel’s office at Nestle… has ever met or spoken to Mr. Bernhardt, and frankly was not familiar with him until these irresponsible claims were made.”

The administration’s critics saw an interesting coincidence. “Under Trump, the Department of the Interior appears to be working hand in hand with the bottled-water industry to do its bidding,” said Lauren DeRusha Florez, associate campaign director for Corporate Accountability International, a nonprofit groups that takes on the tobacco, fast-food and fossil-fuel industries.

Let’s not just hand the oil and gas on public lands to corporations, let’s hand them all our water too! After all, we’ve already allowed corporations to own our food supply through the revolting decisions that force farmers to buy seeds every year from Monsanto, ADM, and other agribusiness companies. Might as well just give Nestlé water too.


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Posted by Erik Loomis

This is the grave of Shirley Chisholm.

Born in 1924 in Brooklyn, Chisholm, then known as Shirley St. Hill, was the daughter of Caribbean immigrants and grew up poor. In 1929, she and her sisters were sent to Barbados to live with their grandmother because their parents could not afford their upkeep. She returned in 1934 with an accent that made her almost impossible to understand for a long time and which she kept for the rest of her amazing life. She always considered herself Barbadian-American and revered the much better education she received on the island than she would have received in Brooklyn. Her talents recognized early, she went to one of the best high schools in Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1946. She married Conrad Chisholm, a Jamaican immigrant, in 1949. Unlike many women of her time, that was not the end of her education and she received an MA in elementary education from Columbia’s teachers’ college in 1952.

Over the next dozen years, Chisholm worked in education as the director of child care centers in New York. During this time, she became known as an expert on early education and grew in stature within the New York political establishment and a force to be reckoned with. She ran for State Assembly in 1964 and won, serving from 1965 until 1968. In Albany, she continued working on early childhood issues and also sponsored a bill extending unemployment benefits to domestic workers.

In 1968, Chisholm won election to Congress after a court-mandated reapportionment to create a black-majority district in Brooklyn. She was expected to lose in the general to CORE leader James Farmer, who was running as the Liberal Party candidate with Republican support, but her grassroots politics and legendary “Unbought and Unbossed” slogan put her over the top with ease. This made her the first black woman elected to Congress. She was dissed immediately, when she was assigned to the House Agricultural Committee, an assignment that had no relevance to her constituents. But she took advantage of the situation and became a major advocate for expanding the food stamp program and using agricultural surpluses to feed the poor. She also played a key role in creating WIC and thus assured that mothers and babies would have nutritious food. After she provided key support to Hale Boggs in his bid to become House Majority Leader, Boggs repaid her by placing her on the Education and Labor Committee, where she wanted to be. She fought hard for government-funded childcare and introduced the House bill, along with Bella Abzug. The less robust Senate bill shepherded by Walter Mondale became the final bill and still would have created a huge new social benefit, but it was vetoed by Richard Nixon, the Last True Liberal President Unlike That Neoliberal Sellout Barack Obama. If only we could relive those days!

Chisholm decided to run for president in 1972. In we are honest with ourselves, this was never a serious campaign in terms of having a shot to win the nomination. She only raised $300,000 for the whole effort and had no organization. But she wanted to make several points. She wanted to be both the first African-American to contest a major party’s nomination, but also the first woman. She believed she faced at least as much discrimination in politics because of her gender as her race. She received very little support for her presidential run from black male politicians and she believed this was because they were scared of her challenging their patriarchy. She skipped several primaries and never performed better than 4th place, in California. She did receive quite a few votes at the convention because Hubert Humphrey released his black delegates to her after it was clear George McGovern would win the nomination. But her run was inspiring to many women, African-Americans, and left-liberals and she has taken on an influence as a hero on the left to the present.

One of her first moves after the 1972 primary run was to reach out to George Wallace, of all people. He later helped her round up votes from southern congressmen for her bill to expand the minimum wage to domestic workers. She became increasingly frustrated with the decline of liberalism under Carter and then Reagan, even as she pushed for a wide swath of new liberal legislation that would particularly help inner city residents. Although by now a respected veteran of the House in the leadership as a Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus, Chisholm announced that she would not run for reelection in 1982, a decision influenced by the failing health of her second husband, a Buffalo liquor store owner. She taught at Mount Holyoke for a few years. Bill Clinton nominated her as ambassador to Jamaica, but she had to turn this down due to her own health. She retired to Florida, where she died in 2005 after suffering a series of strokes.

…Meant to include a couple of videos of Chisholm.

Here is her address declaring her presidential bid.

Here she is reflecting on the oppression she faced as the first black female member of Congress.

Finally, here’s a long address she gave at UCLA in May 1972.

Shirley Chisholm is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.


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Title: a love as old as time
Fandom: Sailor Moon
Pairing: Usagi/Mamoru
Etc.: All links go to YouTube videos of the songs.

Link to Tumblr post.

what i saw August 19, 2017 at 10:13AM

Aug. 19th, 2017 05:14 pm
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Just some office plants, nothing to see here. something i saw

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I saw this today and it made me laugh (and cry, frankly, for the state of the country), so I thought others might be interested:

Robin Whetstone: A Bad Week to Be a Parent


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