Boooook

Dec. 14th, 2009 10:30 am
wispfox: (Default)
Go check out (preferably purchase!) Duplicate!

Since I'm terrible at summarizing things, I instead offer the blurb from the above link:

" What do you do when your ship is about to hit an asteroid?

Why, you jump in your Corp-provided DupliPod, of course. It's effective. It's foolproof. It's safe. First it records your brain patterns, then kills you. Saves on life support in the deep reaches. The DupliPod will grow you a new body when it's safe; you will awake refreshed and renewed.

Sometimes, it doesn't work quite right.

Duplicate: would you die to save your own life?"

FWIW, I will be buying one. :)

links

Oct. 16th, 2009 02:47 pm
wispfox: (Default)
From elsejournal.

http://kateharding.net/2009/10/08/guest-blogger-starling-schrodinger%E2%80%99s-rapist-or-a-guy%E2%80%99s-guide-to-approaching-strange-women-without-being-maced/

This was startlingly difficult to read. I do forget how constantly I expect strangers, especially men, to talk to me. No matter what I'm doing. I forget that I'm constantly aware of how dangerous my surroundings - including the people in it - appear to be.

Very good article.

[edit: for added fun, throw in that I'm largely face blind - so even people that I _know_ will initially parse as strangers - and that have significant trouble reading body language]
wispfox: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] haijujaguar asks an interesting question about Alienating Your Audience, Social-Networking Style. My summarizing ability isn't up to summarizing this, though. Sorry!
wispfox: (Default)
Artists need to make a living, too. (my paraphrase) Via [livejournal.com profile] haikujaguar.

I try very hard to remember to give money to those artists I read (usually, read) when I like what they do. Partly, this is to encourage them to continue, partly this is because I make a decent wage and _can_ (although returning to school will make this not true very soon, and I really need to remember to start scaling back my donations to people and causes!), and partly because being able to survive is a goodness. I note that I am _far_ more likely to pay money for something when I know it's going to a person and not a company (so I will look for used books/use paperbackswap/libraries, but will actively try to pay for PDFs).

I definitely appreciate those artists who I follow online (most often how I follow them) who include a paypal link with everything they do, and periodically remind people to give. It's not, to me, pestering; it's reminding because I may or may not think of it otherwise.
wispfox: (Default)
I have not enough brain or words to write about my own bisexuality for Bisexuality Day, but [livejournal.com profile] mactavish talks about hers.

I, too, know the experience of thinking I had to choose, because I did not know that bisexuality actually existed. (much like trying to be monogamous, I failed miserably at trying to be straight or gay)
wispfox: (Default)
Natural - [livejournal.com profile] haikujaguar talks about family & childraising. As usual with her posts, _do_ read the comments.

various

May. 29th, 2009 11:15 am
wispfox: (Default)
once escorted. Go read it.

Am suspecting that two ativan at night, while permitting me to fall asleep faster (assuming stress doesn't override them) also causes me to have much trouble getting up in the morning and being drowsy all day. Not really a fan, so back to one and taking longer to fall asleep. So far, so good.

I would like it to be a little less easy for me to get into states where I'm not functional due to stress or overwhelmedness or whatever. So, after much conversation with [livejournal.com profile] metahacker, I shall be investigating having a therp (therp! Therp! Therp! [livejournal.com profile] the_xtina, I blame you) to try to work on things which are non-urgent (my entire experience with mental health professionals up until now has been for urgent stuff). I am not really sure how I feel about this.

Starting to investigate application processes for grad school, to be ordering transcripts once I'm home and have envelopes and my checkbook and such. Am vaguely annoyed that the earliest application deadline place does not yet have available the electronic application for next year, and that one of my application places requires that you do the entire electronic application in a single setting. Ah, well.

Soon, I shall need to start taking a stab at various personal statement things. That'll be weird! I don't recall my undergrad application at all, although I'm sure I had similar things to do then.

I've two people from my two last classes at UML as potential recommenders (one would prefer not, as he did not have much interaction with me and it was entirely online, but at least one of the schools wants two in academia, and another wherever), and two boss/co-worker-type people. So I should be good on recommendations.

Settling better into new location. I always seem to forget how hard moving is on me. Which is probably good, or I might try to never move again, and usually there is good reason to do so, when I do!
wispfox: (Default)
Intriguing post, here, by [livejournal.com profile] merovingian.
wispfox: (Default)
Intriguing post, here, by [livejournal.com profile] merovingian.
wispfox: (Default)
I am so very charmed. Charmed!

"“They have this tradition,” Jack offered, putting his hands in his pockets. “Nothing lasts forever, right? But you can choose to keep going. You can choose to change when someone else changes. You can choose to start over, when you have to.”

Jack pulled something out of his pocket, straightened up, and went down on one knee in front of Sky. He looked very smooth, but Sky saw his free hand go to the walkway. Steadying himself. So that was what you noticed at a time like this, Sky thought.

“Will you keep going with me?” Jack was saying. He held something up, in the safeties’ shadow but it caught the light from the door and Sky knew perfectly well what it was. “For as long as we can?”

“How long is that?” His voice sounded strange in his ears, uncertain and not strong at all. Not even slightly like someone who knew what they were doing.

“I hope for the rest of our lives,” Jack said. For once, he sounded completely serious. “But the ring’s not made of metal, Sky. It’s made of shell, and it’ll break. Just like us. We’ll get mad, we’ll fight, something will happen and one or both of us won’t be the same. We’ll have to make this choice, over and over again. To keep going. To stay with each other.

“Nothing lasts forever,” Jack repeated, “and one promise isn’t gonna be enough. It’s gonna take a lot of them. Not one big promise at the beginning, but lots of little ones, all along the way. It’ll probably be a lot of work. But I’m ready to do it if you are.”" And Choose Again

Except that I would totally break a shell ring _way_ too often and easily. But charmed!
wispfox: (Default)
I am so very charmed. Charmed!

"“They have this tradition,” Jack offered, putting his hands in his pockets. “Nothing lasts forever, right? But you can choose to keep going. You can choose to change when someone else changes. You can choose to start over, when you have to.”

Jack pulled something out of his pocket, straightened up, and went down on one knee in front of Sky. He looked very smooth, but Sky saw his free hand go to the walkway. Steadying himself. So that was what you noticed at a time like this, Sky thought.

“Will you keep going with me?” Jack was saying. He held something up, in the safeties’ shadow but it caught the light from the door and Sky knew perfectly well what it was. “For as long as we can?”

“How long is that?” His voice sounded strange in his ears, uncertain and not strong at all. Not even slightly like someone who knew what they were doing.

“I hope for the rest of our lives,” Jack said. For once, he sounded completely serious. “But the ring’s not made of metal, Sky. It’s made of shell, and it’ll break. Just like us. We’ll get mad, we’ll fight, something will happen and one or both of us won’t be the same. We’ll have to make this choice, over and over again. To keep going. To stay with each other.

“Nothing lasts forever,” Jack repeated, “and one promise isn’t gonna be enough. It’s gonna take a lot of them. Not one big promise at the beginning, but lots of little ones, all along the way. It’ll probably be a lot of work. But I’m ready to do it if you are.”" And Choose Again

Except that I would totally break a shell ring _way_ too often and easily. But charmed!
wispfox: (Default)
Today, I overflow with love.

Means there's a goofy half smile on my face for no obvious reason, and may make co-workers nervous. But it also means that I'm in a good mood.

I approve. I do!

And for those of you who don't read [livejournal.com profile] metahacker (why don't you? I reference him often enough!), go read this post. Because I said so. And because it's pretty. No, really!

And, in conclusion, I shall sound an awful lot like [livejournal.com profile] starandrea! ♥ to you all. Lots of ♥!

(this post brought to you by anti-migraine meds taken early enough in the day, light box use, and just general happy)

And now, I go pester a co-worker a lot.
wispfox: (Default)
Today, I overflow with love.

Means there's a goofy half smile on my face for no obvious reason, and may make co-workers nervous. But it also means that I'm in a good mood.

I approve. I do!

And for those of you who don't read [livejournal.com profile] metahacker (why don't you? I reference him often enough!), go read this post. Because I said so. And because it's pretty. No, really!

And, in conclusion, I shall sound an awful lot like [livejournal.com profile] starandrea! ♥ to you all. Lots of ♥!

(this post brought to you by anti-migraine meds taken early enough in the day, light box use, and just general happy)

And now, I go pester a co-worker a lot.

May 2017

S M T W T F S
 123456
7 8910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 23rd, 2017 08:44 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios