no more a desolate thing

Jun. 28th, 2017 06:04 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/oneinspats/pseuds/oneinspats" rel="author">oneinspats</a>

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The beginning of an understanding which includes many ruminations upon memories and language.

Words: 7766, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Vzpomínka na Terryho Pratchetta

Jun. 27th, 2017 03:41 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/Akanami/pseuds/Jane%20Akanami" rel="author">Jane Akanami (Akanami)</a>

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Sir Terry Pratchett bohužel odešel ze světa. Připomeňme si ho alespoň povídkou.

Words: 467, Chapters: 1/1, Language: Čeština

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[profile] wendelah has been a nurse for 32 years and knows her shit: Go here and see these links for helping to fight for the Affordable Care Act. Yes, it's flawed, but it's a far cry better than what they're looking to replace it with.

I have many strong, personal feelings on health care and the medical system right now and don't want to dump them on you, so I'm going to disable comments and make a more upbeat post soon. If you want to talk about the ACA or health care, or any of the other interesting political things that [profile] wendelah has linked to, please let the focus be on her post. :)
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I finished the remix in time, but it went to the deadline so no Estelle & Thild -cosmetics for me. Boo! (Though I bought the lipstick when I shouldn't, so...)

The HBB fic still unfinished, nothing official posted in the community but some of the participants have posted their things on their own, if I understood it right. I'm committed to finish this fic, so maybe I should take it as the first Camp Nano project and give it a deadline of my own.

Though I'm going to have a lot of work for the next two weeks, so the start of the Nano might be a bit slow. Luckily this week is supposedly going to be very rainy and cold, so that helps. (If its hot, I can't function)

Breakfast, coffee, and then off to work!

First Impressions

Jun. 24th, 2017 01:47 am
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The thoughts of four people when Angua moved to Ankh Morpork. Transported from my ff.net discworld account anguaironfoundersson.

Words: 5658, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Midsummer!

Jun. 23rd, 2017 09:28 am
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It's Midsummer Eve, and it's bloody cold - my favorite Midsummer weather (or whole summer weather really :D)

Gaah, I'm stalled on the Remix. I started so strong and now I'm just iddling, because I can't decide if I should add more stuff, or not. On the other hand, why not add stuff, go big or go home! Or you know, don't add stuff for the heck of it, because it gets weird at some point.

I need more Canada's Worst Driver's on the background, except I've seen every season twice now (yes, I have a problem - but it's the perfect background for so many things! Like writing, and cleaning.)

Also I should come up with a plan for the Camp Nano. Unconventional Courtship would be a the logical choice, but I also want to try write some of my own stuff from last NaNo, because I got some ideas about the characters.

Well, there's still a week to go, so no rush - except I have a lot of work next two weeks, so I probably don't have time to really think about it before I have to start writing. So...Pantsing it is!

2 links for the 22nd of June 2017

Jun. 22nd, 2017 09:15 pm
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When Fan Conventions Exclude Deaf people, they fail everyone
by Alex Lu, at the Establishment

https://theestablishment.co/when-fan-conventions-exclude-deaf-people-they-fail-everyone-a138b0182b04

Creation Entertainment’s refusal to provide access comes at a time when the inclusion of people with disabilities at fan conventions is increasingly recognized as an issue.

How Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon Manage That 'Big Sick' Illness in Real Life
by Ashley Lee, at the Hollywood Reporter

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/big-sick-emilys-illness-is-real-based-a-distressing-true-story-1015698

It’s not ideal to fall in love with someone who’s in a coma, but that’s what happens to Kumail Nanjiani in The Big Sick — and in real life. The Silicon Valley actor co-wrote the romantic dramedy with wife Emily V. Gordon, based on their actual courtship (Zoe Kazan portrays her onscreen, and Holly Hunter and Ray Romano play her parents).

The titular sickness remains unnamed throughout most of the movie, as it was to Gordon for much of her life.

from French to English and vise versa

Jun. 20th, 2017 08:09 pm
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On the younger of the two soulmate's 18th birthday, they will wake up in each other's body and will have one (1) day to find out where they are and how they'll get to each other. But what if you don't know your soulmates native language and you get flung across the earth?

A lesson in translations.

Words: 3387, Chapters: 3/3, Language: English

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Uncanny Magazine: Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction / Year 4: Kickstarter coming in July

http://uncannymagazine.com/uncanny-magazine-disabled-people-destroy-science-fictionyear-4-kickstarter-coming-july/

Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction will be an issue of Uncanny Magazine 100% written and edited by disabled creators– an official continuation of Lightspeed Magazine’s immensely popular and award-winning Destroy series of special issues. The Kickstarter will launch July 24 and run through August 23.

Orange is the new black

Jun. 18th, 2017 01:43 pm
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We Need to Talk about the Ableism of Orange is the New Black by Alex Haagaard, at Medium

[CW: ableist slurs, ableist abuse, ableist violence, filicide] and discussion of prisons
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I just thought this might be of interest to some - there was an amendment passed in Australia earlier today and the Australian Copyright Council has already put up a info sheet about it.

Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Summary: Amends the
Copyright Act 1968
to: replace the exception for persons with a disability and others acting on their behalf with a fair dealing exception; replace the current statutory licences for institutions assisting persons with a print or intellectual disability with a single exception; harmonise and modernise the preservation exceptions for copyright material in libraries, archives and key cultural institutions; consolidate and simplify the statutory licences that allow educational institutions to use works and broadcasts; allow copyright material to be incorporated into educational assessments conducted online; set new standard terms of protection for published and unpublished materials and for Crown copyright in original materials; and update references to ministers and preconditions for making regulations extending or restricting the operation of the Act in relation to foreign countries.

-----------Extract from ACC's newsletter.---------------

Copyright Amendment (Disability and Other Measures) Act 2017
Passed At Last

Following introduction to Parliament in late March, and debate in May, the Senate has today finally passed the Copyright Amendment Disability & Other Measures Act 2017. The Act streamlines the copyright regime for people with a disability, educational institutions and libraries. The reform was made possible by constructive collaboration between copyright stakeholders as s Senator Fifield acknowledged.

“The Government thanks all those who worked collaboratively to provide constructive feedback on the measures contained in this important legislation.”

We have published an information sheet on the Act and will be updating our materials accordingly.

Our new education titles will cover the amendments in detail

We will also be addressing the amendments in our national seminar series

The Act is accessible here

-----------/Extract from ACC's newsletter.---------------

The Day You Died

Jun. 15th, 2017 02:02 am
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It's quiet. And dark. The street around you look empty , but you know they are not. You look around, head full of thoughts. Your hand reach the wand under your dark purple cloak. You cast few spells, just to be sure. A noise coming from behind you. It sounds like a foot step. You turn slowly, just with your head. Your eyes catch a glimpse of movement. You turn around and see nothing. The lamp next to you flickers and then gets dark. You stop for a second and listen. The silence making you feel uncomfortable. You take a deep breath to calm yourself and you rash toward the end of the street. You walk through the maze like streets and you feel like something bad is about to happened, but you ignore it.

That was your first mistake

Words: 976, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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