miscellanea (brain-dump)

May. 23rd, 2017 03:52 pm
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하나. I can't remember who recced Helenish's Die Hard fic, Pre-Existing Condition, but kudos for the rec. It was delicious!

둘. Over the weekend I signed up to asianfanfics.com so I could crosspost my three or four Kdrama fics, but I'm too self-conscious to actually do it, and I don't properly understand their tagging system (that new-fangled x thing instead of slashes?), and I feel like it's full of strangers (which is true of AO3 too, of course, but I'm used to that), and what am I even dooooooooing?

New platforms are hard.

셋. Current Kdramas: Goblin (cont.); Witch's Romance (rewatch); Dal Ja's Spring; and for my solo watch, a confusing mix of The K2, My Girl, and Imaginary Cat, all of which I've started, none of which I've got more than an ep and a half into, all of which I intend to watch more of. I'm usually a "one show at a time until I'm done" solo-watcher, so this is kind of throwing me.

넷. Plus I'm trying to catch up with [personal profile] wc_rewatch, having missed a few episodes. (I'm definitely skipping 3.05, but on the fence about whether to give 3.06 and 3.07 another go now that my attitude to Sara has changed. Given I've already recapped the entirety of season 3 in elaborate detail, 3.08 was more fun to revisit than I expected (CLINTON!), but 3.03 was still blah. I much prefer a Neal who at least has an inkling that he can't have the things he repeatedly says he wants unless he rehabilitates himself and STOPS BETRAYING HIS FRIENDS. :-P)

다섯. I'm still using Windows 7 (adapted to look as much like Windows Classic as possible), and in the wake of the recent ransomware and hacking events, the general tone of the internet is "If you're using Win7, how are you still alive?" Since my kneejerk reaction to the free Win10 upgrade last year was a strong Do Not Want, I'm now considering switching to Ubuntu instead.

(Why is it that learning a whole new thing is less irritating than adapting to a new version of an old, very well-known thing? Actually, I know the answer to that: it's the problem of changing ingrained procedural memories.)

Anyway. I'm making a list of Things I Do On My Computer, but if anyone has any Ubuntu advice or suggestions, please please please. Particular areas of uncertainty: a simple alternative to iTunes that lets me load stuff onto iPods; vidding software recs (something similar to Sony Vegas would be fantastic; hey, if it handles new file formats, I might even get back into vidding)...

...and, yeah, here's why I'm hesitating: because I just looked up FileZilla for Linux and it said, Built for Debian 8.0 (Jessie). It is highly recommended to use the package management system of your distribution or to manually compile FileZilla if you are running a different flavour of Linux. Oh god, I have no idea...

Okay, wikipedia says Ubuntu is Debian-based. *breathes again* But still. Is there an Ubuntu-for-Dummies Dreamwidth comm anywhere?

여섯. I'm going ahead with the [community profile] nanodownunder comm, even if it's just a handful of us. Daily check-ins for June. Locked posts, no frills, very little modding (unless someone else wants to take on the social side of modding duties). Pretty much modelled on [livejournal.com profile] picowrimo, which sadly doesn't seem to be running mid-year this year. Who's in? Join the comm -- and feel free to spread the word.

We'll kick off 1 June, NZ time. :-)

Capitalism Will Eat Your Children

May. 22nd, 2017 10:32 pm
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Most of my playlists get their names from a song lyric or phrase in a book. This one is an exception.

This is my revolution playlist's older, slightly more jaded sister. But despite the name and the sentiment I don't think it's terribly depressing. Just crabby. And couldn't we all use some crabby every now and then? This is also longer than most of my playlists: 26 songs or an hour and forty four minutes of music.

Capitalism Will Eat Your Children
Zip file on dropbox (146MB) or Individual tracks on dropbox

There's A War Going On For Your Mind - Flobots
Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) - My Chemical Romance
Walking Down Madison - Kirsty MacColl Feat. Aniff Cousins
Bankrobber - The Clash
Dance or Die - Janelle Monáe Feat. Saul Williams
How Long? - Wild Strawberries
The Trouble With Normal - Bruce Cockburn
Death To My Hometown - Bruce Springsteen
Jacob's Ladder (Not In My Name) - Chumbawamba
16 Tons - Tom Morello
Save This House - Spirit Of The West
The Economy Is Suffering...Let It Die - Anti-Flag
(Antichrist Television Blues) - Arcade Fire
Burundi - Saul Williams Feat. Emily Kokal
Weight of the World - Martyn Joseph
Wings - Josh Ritter
Oh My God - Michael Franti & Spearhead
Reject All American - Bikini Kill
Pink White House - PRIESTS
Jam Tomorrow - Oysterband
Little Boxes - Walk Off The Earth
The Kids Are Ready To Die - The Airborne Toxic Event
The Sound of Silence - Disturbed
Come On Forest Fire (CPI Mix) - Rae Spoon
Waiting For The Great Leap Forward - Billy Bragg
This Is Why We Fight - The Decemberists

I'd appreciate a comment if you download, just so I can know how much interest there is :)
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Posted by <a href="/users/stgjr/pseuds/stgjr" rel="author">stgjr</a>

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The TARDIS materializes our narrator into the Dark Age of the Star Wars Galaxy to assist a beleaguered young Jedi against her Sith foes. The fact that her name is phonetically-close to Korra's is just a coincidence.

Words: 4448, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 10 of "The Power of a Name" Series 3 - "Time Lord Penitent"

Self-Preservation

May. 22nd, 2017 10:28 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/TimeLadyoftheSith/pseuds/TimeLadyoftheSith" rel="author">TimeLadyoftheSith</a>

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Rose, Jack, and Nine are heading back to the TARDIS after a small adventure in London. They happen past a building in time to overhear a domestic abuse. Why does Rose know everything that the couple is about to do or say before they do? Why did Rose steal Jack's sonic gun and chase after the man?

One hyphenated word is the explanation: Self-Preservation

Sorta inspired by the song Gunpowder and Lead, but not really.

Words: 2091, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English

Thick As Thieves

May. 22nd, 2017 09:35 pm
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I have at least four posts I want to make before we leave for Wisconsin Wednesday morning, so let's start with the shortest and easiest one!

MEGAN WHALEN TURNER FANS COME TALK TO ME ABOUT THICK AS THIEVES OMG!!!

I just want ALL the fic RIGHT NOW. It doesn't matter that it's a tiny book fandom and the Thick As Thieves hasn't been out long enough for much fic to be written yet. Rationality has no place in my desires, and my desire is for ALL the fic, ESPECIALLY if it's slashy.

Presume spoilers in comments. At least, I hope there will be spoilers in comments ;)

with a little help from my friends

May. 22nd, 2017 09:14 pm
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The Doctor and Nardole have a spat. The air is cleared, slightly. Set post Extremis, so spoilers.

Words: 2149, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Mementos

May. 22nd, 2017 10:55 am
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Posted by <a href="/users/NeuralBlock/pseuds/NeuralBlock" rel="author">NeuralBlock</a>

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The Doctor, Bill and Nardole are floating through the time vortex, recovering from another intense adventure. Saving the universe was tiring work and they all needed a little break.

However, The Doctor doesn't like to be kept in one place for too long. Instead of sitting and relaxing like his companions, he wanders the TARDIS, following the trail of fragmented and lost memories from a woman he lost at the end of time.

Words: 1976, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English

Maya

May. 22nd, 2017 10:05 pm
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Please give a warm TDK welcome to today’s Star Kit, Maya. She is 8 weeks old from Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Maya

She’s just a happy inquisitive kitten. She loves going for a run in the car.

74 | the 100 4.12.

May. 22nd, 2017 05:43 pm
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74 icons here.

74 | the 100 4.12.

May. 22nd, 2017 05:41 pm
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74 icons here.
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The Undiscovered Timeline

May. 22nd, 2017 01:17 pm
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TOS on TOS action as the First Doctor arrives on the Enterprise

Words: 2644, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Never Coming Home

May. 22nd, 2017 01:00 pm
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At the end of the War Games, Jamie trusts in the Doctor.

Words: 575, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

One Night

May. 22nd, 2017 12:26 pm
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Posted by <a href="/users/j_jeongguk/pseuds/j_jeongguk" rel="author">j_jeongguk</a>

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Victorian Clara's first time with the Doctor.

Words: 2058, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Clara's Class

May. 22nd, 2017 12:17 pm
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In a planet far, far away, Clara Oswald is teaching all the little alien toddlers and kids about Earth…

Words: 1539, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Sort of politics...

May. 22nd, 2017 09:14 pm
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I've had this open in a tab for a few days now:

BBC: Election Lexicon: Robin Hood tax, cockroaches and Heineken politician
(Mostly linked because it said we should have listened to Doctor Who. No, not the recent episode (we can only wish), but about cybermen. Although what with the 'Robin Hood tax' there could be a bit of a nod...)

Of course, our news is nothing compared to America:

WaPo: Sinkhole forms in front of Mar-a-Lago; metaphors pour in

Still, I wish our news would pay more attention to the environment. And how ~Strong and Stable Leadership~ also seems to equal screwing over said environment.

Please vote. It could help save the planet.
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No, a literal one, not (just) metaphorical. I had to Google to be sure. Reality is getting way too on-the-nose lately.

Also: TPM: Trump Denies He Said ‘Israel’ When He Shared Israeli Intelligence With Russia

That's right: while in Israel, Buttercup spontaneously confirmed for the press that Israel was the source of the uber-classified intel he shared with the Russians without the Israelis' permission, but he thinks it's all fine because he didn't say the word "Israel" while in the room with the Russians (just, you know, now, on TV, in front of the entire world, in case the Russians had any remaining doubt about where the intel came from), so that's okay.

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