[admin post] Admin Post: Poll for all [community profile] drawesome members

Jul. 28th, 2017 09:47 am
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Hello everyone, it's been just over a month since [community profile] drawesome opened its doors. Thanks to all who spread the word about the community, we now have a total of 59 members. \o/

To enhance everyone's experience here, and to give us a general idea of fan-artists' expectation for the comm, it would be greatly appreciated if all of our members take this poll. Thank you!

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 0


As a Drawesome Community Member, I intend to: (check all that apply to you)

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Take part in the Weekly Challenges and/or other drawing exercises
0 (0.0%)

Leave Feedback for our Artists
0 (0.0%)

Participate in Discussions
0 (0.0%)

Post Prompts and Ideas
0 (0.0%)

Share information about Art-oriented Resources/Activities
0 (0.0%)

Observe the community only, until I am able to contribute in one of the above
0 (0.0%)

Do something else, which I will tell you about in the comments
0 (0.0%)

It's been a few weeks since you joined this community, Have your expectations been met so far?

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Yes
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No
0 (0.0%)

Somewhat
0 (0.0%)

I have suggests on how to improve the community, which I will tell you about in the comments
0 (0.0%)


Thanks for your input! :)
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[personal profile] oracne
The weather (90% chance of rain tonight) does not look promising for an enjoyable evening of baseball. Or possibly any baseball.

There's also a possibility of rain for tomorrow night, which is Shakespeare in Clark Park, but I'm still holding out a tentative hope it will happen. It's "Coriolanus" this year, and my friend L. expressed a desire to go as well.

Rainy days are good days for going to (indoor) movies, though. So that's a possibility for Saturday. "Atomic Blonde" will be out, I think.

I tried out a new machine at the gym last night. I think it was an elliptical but it was harder than the ones I usually use; I did fifteen minutes on that, after squats/deadlifts/overheads with barbell. That shoulder issue I was having seems better, and I had chair massage beforehand, which also helped. I did the overheads with the barbell only. That's always been my most difficult exercise, and I've never managed to do more than 65 pounds if I keep it up on a regular basis. For more than one or two reps, I mean. I'm going to stay low for a while until I'm sure that shoulder pain is gone, even though I'm not sure it was related to lifting.

Goal for the weekend: write up my structure notes about Apprentice in Death.

Me: good morning, Karl!

Jul. 28th, 2017 02:09 pm
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[personal profile] la_rainette
Me: good morning, Karl!
Karl: *sulks*
Froglet: He's... not that active, is he.
Me: Do Fargo and Mr Gibbs eat crickets, too? (Note: Fargo and Mr Gibbs are chameleons, they belong to Froglet's friends Alex and Emma)
Froglet: Fargo does. Mr Gibbs only eats worms.
Me: he doesn't like crickets?
Froglet: he's really slow, he can't catch them. So Emma only feeds him Really Slow Worms.
Me: LOL
Froglet: yeah - last time we tried to feed him crickets, a cricket JUMPED on Mr Gibbs and scared the shit out of him. Literally. Like, he shat himself out of fright.
Me: Am I a bad person if this makes me laugh?
Froglet: and he was so traumatized he fell off his branch. So, yeah, no crickets for Mr Gibbs.
Me: indeed.
Karl: *tries to jump into water bowl, fails, spills water everywhere*
Me: and yet this guy manages crickets somehow.
Froglet: *gloomily* we don't know that. They may have escaped. We may have to catch and kill the crickets ourselves. That's what Emma had to do after Mr Gibbs failed to hunt them down.
Me: this is giving me a whole new appreciation for cats.
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Paging maiac

Jul. 28th, 2017 08:56 am
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Click here )

Life-art-life

Jul. 28th, 2017 07:07 am
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[personal profile] kate_nepveu
last night, I went to see part 2 of Angels in America, where the "have you no decency" quote from the McCarthy hearings plays a prominent role, and this morning before I'd looked at any news, Chad said to me, "so, McCain, huh?"

honestly it seems a little on-point, I'm afraid to trust it.

I am actually crying

Jul. 28th, 2017 04:39 am
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[personal profile] giandujakiss
with how relieved I am about the healthcare vote. Not just because it was terrible policy - though there is that - but because of the horrific, undemocratic way the GOP was trying to force it through. Ezra Klein summarized it best but I felt like the American political system was disintegrating before my eyes.

It may be on its last gasps, but thank god it's not quite dead yet.

QotD

Jul. 28th, 2017 05:24 am
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[personal profile] dglenn

"We are not sheep or cows. God didn't create fences for us or boundaries to contain our nationalities. Man did. God didn't draw up religious barriers to separate us from each other. Man did. And on top of that, no father would like to see his children fighting or killing each other. The Creator favors the man who spreads loves over the man who spreads hate. A religious title does not make anyone more superior over another. If a kind man stands by his conscience and exhibits truth in his words and actions, he will stand by God regardless of his faith. If mankind wants to evolve, we must learn from our past mistakes. If not, our technology will evolve without us." -- Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem [via Goodreads]

AND IT'S A NO ON THE REPEAL!

Jul. 28th, 2017 08:19 am
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[personal profile] goodbyebird
Thank fuck. I was so anxious for you all. Best news ever to wake up to. You are all champions. You matter. Your hard work and activism mattered. You are motherfucking superheroes. I love you all. Now hug and hydrate and hopefully get some sleep. All the best.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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[personal profile] havocthecat
I have a computer that won't boot to anything but a black screen with a mouse cursor. I can boot from my recovery dvd, and I can boot in safe mode, and go into the bios menu, but I can't get into Windows and run any kind of a system recovery.

I suspect a corrupted driver somewhere along the way, but I have no idea how to fix it if I can't even get into Windows, not even safe mode.

My desktop is running Vista, because I haven't had any need to replace it. It's run perfectly fine for *mumble* years.

Am I screwed or is there anything I can do? Please help. I'd rather not just give up and buy a new computer right now.
gingicat: the hands of Doctor Who #10, Martha Jones, and Jack Harkness clasped together with the caption "All for One" (all for one)
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The characters I liked best? The bad guys. They were hard-working citizens who got screwed out of jobs that were legally contracted as theirs. So they decided to do something else, by selling alien equipment.

Context contains spoilers for a movie currently in theatres.

Gratitudes

Jul. 27th, 2017 05:51 pm
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[personal profile] kass
1. Friends who love me even when I'm having a terrible day.

2. The "New Beginnings" playlist that [personal profile] heresluck made for me last year, to which I am listening even now.

3. Setting a pretty Shabbat table for tomorrow night.

4. The many excellent things that have been recommended to me in the last 24 hours! I devoured The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe (a truly lovely novella) last night, and am now beginning to read Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman, which, um, yeah.

5. I'm gonna pour myself a glass of pink wine, because it's wine o'clock, y'all.

Toad update

Jul. 27th, 2017 08:03 pm
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[personal profile] la_rainette
Karl has eaten four out of the five crickets, or so we hope because at this point we only see one cricket in the bin; it’s currently sitting on Karl’s butt, having the time of its life and enjoying the scenery. 

Whoever thought that a toad would make a good pet should have adopted a rock instead. 

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Karl has not eaten his crickets. RUN KARL RUN. EAT YOUR CRICKETS DAMMIT.

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We are currently toad-sitting for a friend of a friend (long story) and much as I love frogs and all things amphibian, I don’t think I ever want a toad of my own. 

The toad arrived two days ago in a tall lidless plastic container, complete with special blue drops to put in his water and a box of live crickets to feed him (eeeek). We placed the bin in one of the few rooms that can be completely isolated from the cats, i.e. the “plant room”. 

The toad’s name is Karl. Karl is not very bright. 

This morning I found my calico cat, Josephine-the-cranky, sitting in front of the glass door that leads to the plant room and watching intently. Oh no, I thought. But then I thought, of course not, the bin is WAY too tall, she probably just… smelled something. Yes, that’s it: she’s smelling the toad. But then I saw her entire body stiffen and I thought, this can’t be right. So I went to have a look.

Sure enough, Karl was out and about and hoping merrily. Oh no, I thought.

Have you ever tried to catch a panicked toad? Well, let me just tell you that I’ve developed a whole new level of appreciation for Neville Longbottom. It took three people and several tries to get Karl back in his box. It didn’t help that we all ran after the toad but nobody really wanted to touch him. Karl inadvertently hoped onto my foot at some point and I instinctively shrieked and pulled my foot back (listen, he’s a big toad and I thought Froglet had him cornered, I did not expect him to land on my bare foot with a wet splat). 

Eventually, EVENTUALLY, we got Karl back into the bin, where he sat sulking in a corner. We shook a few crickets into the bin to cheer him up, but NOPE, Karl sulked and ignored the crickets. The crickets climbed on him. He remained unfazed. Froglet tried to catch a cricket with tweezers to feed it to Karl, but she only managed to scare it off and it fled straight to Karl, who ignored it. 

Karl’s really not that bright - we’re starting to believe that he’s scared of his own food. 

As a last resort we threw a blanket over the great lidless plastic bin, which now contains one depressed-looking toad and several hyperactive crickets, and we’re hoping for the best. I’ll check in on Karl and the crickets later today. 

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NIF: eps 17-19 the hiltless knives

Jul. 27th, 2017 08:55 am
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There is plenty of action in these three episodes, but what really strikes me is the emotional complexity. More is revealed about the past, which reverberates deeply in the present day--these are the hiltless knives, memory, regret, emotion made exponentially intense by being hidden. There are confrontations that demonstrate these hiltless knives, beautifully broken up by hilarious episodes: there is no lugubrious all grim all the time.

Altogether the emotional rollercoaster is exhilarating, and it shore doesn’t hurt that everyone, and everything, is so very beautiful.

Read more... )

ArmadilloCon

Jul. 27th, 2017 10:05 am
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[personal profile] marthawells
Coming up on August 4-6 is ArmadilloCon in Austin: http://armadillocon.org/d39/#/

Major guests are: Guest of Honor: Nisi Shawl, Toastmaster: Don Webb, Fan Guest: A.T. Campbell, III Artist Guest: Mark A. Nelson, Editor Guest: Trevor Quachri, Special Guest: Tamora Pierce


My schedule is:


Friday: teaching at writers workshop


Saturday

Sa1100102 Reading
Sat 11:00 AM-11:30 AM Room 102
Martha Wells
(I'll probably read something from The Murderbot Diaries: Artificial Condition)


Sa1200DR Signing
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Dealers' Room
J. Comer, J. Wells, M. Wells
(I'll have Raksura stickers with art by Pentapoda to give away.)


Sa1400BE Pantsing vs. Outlining
Sat 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom E
C. Clevenger*, B. Crider, N. Southard, J. Reasoner, J. Wells, M. Wells


Sa1500BE Novellas (non tele)
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Ballroom E
J. Reasoner, A. Simmons*, W. Spencer, H. Waldrop, C. Ward, M. Wells
Is the Novella just a stunted novel,a spring-board for an awful fix-up novel, or the perfect length for written SF?


Sa1700SPB Fan Guest Interview
Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Southpark B
A.T. Campbell, M. Wells*, T. Wilson*



Sunday:

Su1100SPB Preview of World Fantasy 2017
Sun 11:00 AM-Noon Southpark B
R. Babcock, J. Miles, M. Wells*
Co-chairs and Toastmaster of the upcoming World Fantasy Convention in San Antonio tell us what's coming

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