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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2fiWdfg on September 24, 2017 at 03:00PM

Mexico City Rocked by 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake, Weeks After Devastating Temblor:

Donate: http://ift.tt/2fj5VOD

Please take time this Sunday to donate to help our neighbors recover from the devastating earthquakes and hurricanes.  This charity has a 4 star rating and spends its money on the ground. And if you cannot spare any funds, please reshare.

This will be 1 of several organizations I will highlight today.

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Cool things

Sep. 24th, 2017 10:56 pm
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- I'm really happy to see [community profile] 50books_poc active again. I used to get tons of recs from it and am looking forward to it broadening my reading again.


- be yourself my ally A Wonder Woman fic featuring Etta/Diana. Pretending to be lovers is such a fun trope and it's deftly applied to a great pairing here. Themyscira was my favorite part of the movie so it made me happy to see it explored a bit here. I love how the author fleshed out Etta - her down-to-earthness, her warmth, her pragmatism and her ability to enjoy the little things. And I really appreciate how she portraits her as a queer lady who has had relationships with other queer ladies and who knows her worth.


- The Superhusbands Aluminum Anniversary Anthology is out! If you're into Steve/Tony at all, go check it out. It contains nearly 600 pages of new fanfic and fanart and is available for download for free.
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wQ7lXl on September 24, 2017 at 12:00PM

Caribbean Hurricane Maria & Irma Relief Fund:

Please take time this Sunday to donate to help our neighbors recover from Hurricane Maria and Irma. This charity has a 4 star rating and spends its money on the ground. And if you cannot spare any funds, please reshare.

This will be 1 of several organizations I will highlight today.

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Puerto Rico Real-Time Recovery Fund

Sep. 24th, 2017 04:08 pm
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2hsfrzQ on September 24, 2017 at 09:02AM

Puerto Rico Real-Time Recovery Fund:

While the kneel/stand sports/first amendment debate is fascinating, please take time this Sunday to donate to help our neighbors recover from Hurricane Maria and Irma. This charity has a 4 star rating and spends its money on the ground. And if you cannot spare any funds, please reshare.

This will be 1 of several organizations I will highlight today.

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Title: Nestle
Fandom: Power Rangers Ninja Steel
Pairing: Calvin/Hayley
Disclaimer: I own nothing to do with Power Rangers. It's not my toy box and I'm merely playing.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Preston, Calvin, and Hayley share a quiet moment during a team up with the Dino Charge rangers.
A/N: Happy Bi Visibility Day. This can be read as ship or gen.

Nestle: )

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Sep. 23rd, 2017 08:24 pm
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 All that is good in the world I would have never entertained the idea of Gaston being the hero of Beauty and the Beast before, oh do I.  Maybe it was that the rest of the live action Beauty and the Beast was so terrible they didn't even bother giving Belle the right horse but Gaston's backstory and the fact that he is wildly infatuated with Belle seemed rather interesting.  

So now you have your returning hero everyone adores even though he is a complete and totally must but does his best to cover most of it by being charmingly arrogant and his hero status is carrying him along. The town is different than when he left, the people are different, he is different, the whole world is different all except Belle who still has her noise stuck in a book and treats him with the polite disinterest that she's done all of their childhood. 

Obvious all the reasons he has never been friends with her are still there she's a snob who thinks she's better than him because she can read, is wildly clever, and terrible beauty and now that he is back from the war she's even more infuriating with those romantic adventure stories swirling around in her head when he's found adventure isn't at all romance.  But unlike everything else in his life she's a remind of the more innocent past.

In Belle's case she hadn't ever bothered given Gaston much thought as neither their interest or social circle had ever quite meet.  He had never been cruel to her but he hadn't been a friend either and now he's acting as though they are old school chums when he'd barely spoken to her and all the while becoming more and more fed up with her books and her dreams.  

Then Belle's mad father rushes into town with tales of a beast in a castle and Belle's peril.  Gaston doesn't believe him no because he believe magic doesn't exist because he saw more of it than he ever wanted in the war but because magic doesn't exist in his town.  Except he'd been noticing things and Belle isn't at home even though no one saw her leave the village.  

Of course he finds her in an enchanted castle no one has ever hear of in the town and of course there is a beast who is a dear as Belle tells him under a terrible curse that she's trying to undo.  Of course Gaston still plans on rescuing her because the beast is cursed for a reason and this isn't one of her fairy tales were everyone lives happy ever after.  Of course there is a rather epic argument.  Most of all, of course, they are both right.  

Whether the story goes with the cutesy solution to the situation with the beast or takes a darker turn the actual problem isn't the beast but that there is an enchanted castle in the forest no one except Belle knows about.  Her story is chillingly similar to a situation Gaston is familiar with.  

Gaston still wants to go home and leave the world saving to others as he's done his part but Belle hasn't so she's going to figure out the situation and Gaston stays with her despite his better judgement. 

That's about as far as I'd gotten with the idea. 

 

   
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I'm hoping for answers from people in all three categories. The idea is to see what people want in terms of informational (etc) videos from Hellenion, and then work on those videos first.

Review: Wind River

Sep. 23rd, 2017 04:30 pm
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Two actors I love, and a writer-director I don't. I'm not saying I hate Taylor Sheridan, but his previous films haven't really appealed to me. But this one seemed different. Or maybe I'm just a sucker for snow.


Continued on my blog

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Sep. 22nd, 2017 03:55 pm
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At first I wasn't quite in to Uprooted.  Now that I've gotten to the part of the book were it explains that the main girl isn't a blundering incompetent merely that there are different ways of understanding and wielding magic which is a pretty transparent girls are intuitive and boys are logic metaphor there with the tradition intuitive is far better even though they are clearly setting up to work best together.  

The world build has gotten better and the heroine has finally stopped being so useless and dumb which could have been easily done away with going into that she is a path of least resistance person so when magic was hard she didn't bother with it but when it was easy she was in love.  Which makes sense with her relationships with the Dragon and her true love but wasn't framed well to begin with.  

though I suppose that has been my problem with the book so far.  The beginning of the last chapter I read started with her friends family coming to the Dragon's town then rambled about events that happened since the last chapter the bang it starts back with the chapter beginning to the point I had to go back a few pages to figure out what was going on.  All of this could have been fixed if the structure had been slightly adjusted to where the heroine was walking into the Dragon's library musing on the events that had occurred and then noticed the family coming.  Or cute out the musing all together.  

I get the writer is showing the heroine's headspace but it makes reading a bit confusing.  

You know you play too much WoW when

Sep. 22nd, 2017 09:55 am
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You see someone with the screen name "Origami Heart" and what you READ is "Orgrim's Heart".

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Sep. 22nd, 2017 09:45 am
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[personal profile] analise010 is doing a one-card draw to raise money to test as an actuary.

Bah, Amazon. Bah, I say.

Sep. 20th, 2017 03:14 pm
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I love my Kindle Fire. It's really old, like second or third generation, and even though it can sort of surf the web and play videos and such, at heart it's still an e-reader with a color screen, and that's the way I like it.

But as I said, it's really old, and the battery life isn't what it once was, and sometimes it balks at connecting to the internet. So I went to see what might replace it.

While I wasn't paying much attention, Amazon decided the Kindle Fire ought to become the Fire Tablet. At $50, I'm sure it's probably pretty crappy as a tablet, but still fine as an e-reader, I just don't want all the extra crap. I certainly don't want Alexa. And apparently if I want a case with pretty colors, as opposed to black, I have to get their advertising-enabled version.

The e-reader only Kindles have black and white screens, making them useless for comic books. Also, I prefer color for book covers, because when they have good art I want to LOOK at them, damn it.

All of which means I will probably opt to stick with my very old Fire until it finally dies. But I'm going to be bitter about it.

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Sep. 20th, 2017 07:07 am
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 injured myself last night. walking, standing, sitting etc is very painful. may be offline for a while.

Calls To Kill TrumpCare

Sep. 20th, 2017 06:12 am
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2ycGRAA on September 19, 2017 at 10:40PM

If you live in a Democratic state you can help.

.....if you live in a state with two Democratic Senators who support the ACA, you may be asking yourself: what more can I do? How can I influence persuadable Republicans in red states who may be on the fence?

Well, we have an answer! We’re bringing back the blue state/red state calling tool from the last healthcare fight.

https://www.trumpcareten.org/calls-to-kill-trumpcare

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up below to make phone calls from our peer-to-peer dialing tool. You’ll get an email confirmation with a login, password, and URL to sign into our system. Once signed in, you can start making calls immediately—and we’ll give you a script to make it as easy as possible!

  2. Next, you’ll call a voter in a key state with a swing Republican Senator. These folks are your friends—they attended the Women’s March, they’re standing up to #DefendDACA, and/or fight for progressive causes.

  3. You explain how they have power now. You’ll remind them why the continued fight against TrumpCare is so important—and why they have particular power in this moment.

  4. You ask them to use their power. You’ll ask them to call their senator in opposition to the bill, and to share their own reasons for opposing it.

  5. The tool connects them to their Senator’s office. The call tool will allow you to automatically patch them through to the Senators’ district offices.

It’s super easy: more than 1,000 Indivisibles in blue states made 100,000 phone calls to constituents in our target states in the final two days before the healthcare vote in July. And we won. We can win this time, too.


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Call Your Senator: Weds Sept 20, 2017

Sep. 20th, 2017 06:12 am
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2xg1UTw on September 19, 2017 at 10:30PM

“Friend posted this one. I haven’t heard anything more recent or accurate. So, default mode: CALL! 

They are just one vote shy of repealing the ACA. If any of these Senators represent you, call them NOW. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. 

if you have family or friends in these states, ask them to call. Or use Resist Bot to fax their Senators.  Text RESIST to 50409 

McCain 202-224-2235 (AZ)

Murkowski 202-224-6665 (AK)

Collins 202-224-2523 (Maine)

Portman 202-224-3353 (Ohio)

Capito 202-224-6472 (West Virginia)

Alexander 202-224-4944 (TN


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But Wait There's More

Sep. 19th, 2017 09:56 pm
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What if you could get color like this.....






but at the cost of having wavy lines like these.....






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