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Sep. 21st, 2017 11:33 am
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It occurs to me that I've spent half of my life assuming that Mary Anne and Wanda from Goodbye Earl (Dixie Chicks) begin a romantic relationship after they reunite mid-song. They plot murder together, start a business together, and even go on vacation together. How romantic! I think I just assumed they were as close to married as two grown women could be back in 2000. In retrospect, this is probably not the subtext that I was supposed to get out of the song.

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Sep. 19th, 2017 10:08 am
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I received an email last night which politely said that I am not suitable for a particular job at a local firm. This morning, that company's HR department called to ask for a phone interview. I think someone goofed on the hiring process. Oops?

Dolphins!

Sep. 18th, 2017 07:58 pm
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Cut for image )

Doll-finzzzz~! I'm giving the image hosting site Imgur a try at a friend's recommendation, after ranting hardcore at them about Photobucket being a butt. (Dreamwidth, I love you, and I am 100% going to store more images here and love it, especially for accessibility, but you currently don't have the image organization tools that I require. I have well over five hundred pictures of crocheted things alone, and don't care to try and sort through all of them every time I want to get to a Dreamsheep icon, for example.)

Anyway, these are all of the dolphins I've made so far for ICON, the local SFF con, one of whose staff members commissioned me to make a little somethin' for the Con Benefactor bags. They only need seventeen, but I'm like, why stop there? So I'm currently up to twenty-six, and there's still another week-and-a-half before the con for me to make more.

Lots of colors were specifically requested, or I probably (definitely) would've gone with all pale blue/periwinkle/gray/vaguely-real-dolphin-color-ish. (The color of the four light-blue-ish dolphins in the top of the picture is listed as "lavender" on the yarn. I mean, it looks a lot more blue-ish to me, but there's something like a 25-50% chance I'm a carrier for red/green colorblindness, so.) I think I'm kinda glad for that request, because it's actually made using the same pattern over and over again less boring :P I love how naturally the yarn tends to stripe, too.

\o/ Pun success!

Sep. 15th, 2017 11:30 pm
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I've finally found it: The perfect pun to use for romantic orientations in my Potions collection!

Roman-tonic :D

I gave serious thought to just adding "oil" to the end of romantic orientations, but it just didn't sit right with me. I'm definitely glad I gave myself the time to find something else.

Now I just gotta find something good and punny for gender identities. Gender Fluid and Genderflux Capacitor only cover two identities, and there's a lot more out there to think about.

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Sep. 12th, 2017 08:10 pm
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Having realized because of a fic that I spend a lot of time cheating at/faking eye contact, I have come to the conclusion that I would probably recognize faces better if I spent more time actually looking at them.

The things you inadvertently learn/figure out because of fic, I tell ya.
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The Current War     HD720p 16MB
Movie about the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan (Matthew Macfadyen), Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), aided by Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), has seen fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current. Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston and Tuppence Middleton are also part of the cast. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl).

Early Man     HD720p 36MB
Full trailer for the upcoming Aardman Animations movie directed by Nick Park (Chicken Run, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit). Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, the film tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home. Further voices will be provided by Maisie Williams, Richard Ayoade and Timothy Spall.

Lady Bird     HD720p 100MB
Comedic coming of age drama written and directed by Greta Gerwig. It's about a rebellious young woman (Saoirse Ronan) who navigates the pressures and constraints of Catholic school and life in Sacramento in 2002. With modest grades and no alumni connections to speak of she needs extracurriculars to beef up her college applications. Joining the drama club leads to new friends (sometimes at the expense of old ones), first loves, and a social life in full swing. Dealing with her critical mother (Laurie Metcalf) and succeeding at math do not come as easily. With her dad (Tracy Letts) recently laid off, her mom working double shifts as a nurse, she is keenly aware that post–high school life is no walk in the park. Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet and Beanie Feldstein are also part of the cast.
Was very well received at festivals.

Mudbound     HD1080p 32MB
Epic pioneer drama set in the post-WWII Mississippi Delta, that pits two families against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad. Newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis, the McAllans are underprepared and overly hopeful for Henry's (Jason Clarke) grandiose farming dreams while Laura (Carey Mulligan) strives to keep the faith in her husband's losing venture. For Hap (Rob Morgan) and Florence (Mary J. Blige) Jackson, whose families have worked the land for generations, every day is a losing venture as they struggle bravely to build some small dream of their own. The war upends both families, as their returning loved ones, Jamie (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast, uneasy friendship that challenges them all.
Will start streaming on Netflix November 17th.

The Square     HD720p 96MB
Satirical drama written and directed by Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) that won the Golden Palm this year in Cannes. Christian (Claes Bang) is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for ”The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis. Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West are also part of the cast.
The summary only tells you so much. I recommend watching the trailer. It is an unusual Palme d'Or winner. Alternative trailer from Scandinavia without English subtitles, but still worth watching: HD720p 14MB.

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