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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
1st-Oct-2010 07:40 am
Happy early birthday to aquila_dominus, haikujaguar, teddywolf, and farwing, all of whom advance a year over the weekend!

State of the 'Song
More sleep last night, but still in a haze right now, with some minor aches from this accursed weather.

Oh, Facebook.
I get the oddest job-ish offers through social media. (No, I am not talking about sex; I have gotten random hey-babied, but no one's offered to pay me for it, perhaps because I'm wearing a Giant Squid Hat in my picture.) The world we live in is not the one we children of the '80s imagined. I am perpetually puzzled and amused and along for the ride.

Elayna is making her cat dance to Front Line Assembly.

Please Help
Links about the recent suicides of five (five!) queer teenagers due to bullying in the past month:
* Murder is Being Done.
* just because I didn't kill myself, doesn't mean I didn't feel like I was dying.
* It Gets Better. Also … Grief. Please #stayalive.

How can you help?
* The It Gets Better Project.
* The We Got Your Back Project.

Link Soup
* I think this is my new favorite LOLcat.
* Gorgeous typographic maps. I want the Boston one.
* New issue of Cabinet des Fees, including work by cucumberseed, shveta_thakrar, and Tamson House's very own malinaldarose!
* Want to review Steam Powered? Or interview an author?

Link Soup: Daily Science Edition
* A new type of supernova is forcing astronomers to rethink the lives of the biggest stars.
* Scientists define molecular on-off switches for cancer and autoimmunity.
* 'Great strides' in treatment of stroke, headache, epilepsy.
* The unusual "knot" in the bright, narrow ribbon of neutral atoms emanating in from the boundary between our solar system and interstellar space appears to have "untied," according to a paper published online in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Friday Memage!
Wearing: Gunmetal grey drapey top, jeans.
Reading: Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists by Courtney Martin, and Antiphon by Ken Scholes.
Writing: Temple prostitutes story is still cooking.
Knitting: The Arabella shawl in Mmmmmmmalabrigo sock (Azules). The last baby blanket in my queue in Dream in Color Classy (Visual Purple).
Today: Work, then the stuff I did not get around to yesterday, unless nap. Adam and I are going to see Tucker & Dale vs. Evil tonight, yay! And then I'll assign Arisia panelists so I can get my list to the schedulers for tomorrow's session.
Tomorrow: Is the first day of October volunteer training! And I have a date with sindrian. <3
Sunday: I have no actual plans, but I remember being invited to bunches of things when I didn't have access to my Google calendar. Oh, there's a counter-protest in Boston Common; that was the big one. Maybe. Or maybe I'll double down and bust ass on that shawl. And... I've heard of this thing called "rest".

1st-Oct-2010 11:46 am (UTC)
Saturday: D&D

There is a good chance all of next week will also be ZOMG GRANT REPORT up until we leave Thursday night for NYCC. I promise to hug Tempest for you when I see her.
1st-Oct-2010 11:52 am (UTC)
Grazie - so far, not the week I'd planned.
1st-Oct-2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
The outpouring of genuine human horror at the way Tyler Clementi was treated, especially on the heels of the other cases so close together, is probably the only thing that has kept me from wanting to nuke the world.

That there are still so many people who don't understand what's wrong about beating up on LGBTQIs keeps me from abandoning the fantasy altogether.
1st-Oct-2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
Going to write this weekend and rest. Work (inhouse writer) has been quite crazy of late.
1st-Oct-2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
The giant squid hat should cost EXTRA.
1st-Oct-2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
Ngh. Still recovering from a cold. Today's plan is to knock off a bunch of work (reading for Monday/Tuesday classes, as well as some legal research for my clinic), then go home and meld with Lost Odyssey. This weekend...more melding, which should pull double duty as finishing my cold recovery. Next week I'll need my strength.
1st-Oct-2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
Wearing: Brown, brown, deep teal, brown, jewelry.
Reading: Just finished Grimspace which was interesting and left things completed but open for a sequel (haven't looked it up to see if there is one - oh look, books 2, 3 and 4 exist).
Taking up most of my downtime: Unpacking boxes, breaking down boxes, looking at the mass of unorganized stuff, thinking about how to organize stuff, thinking about buying more shelving (tall bookshelf for the dining room corner, or low bookshelf to line the hallway?), unpacking more boxes.
Planning: Buy some sort of shelving soon. VCON this weekend - I'm preparing for culture shock, given my standard con is more than twice as large as this one. Have I mentioned the lack of organization, in particular re: my clothing? *sigh* I need a few more blocks of 4 hours to be devoted to this whole moving process. One hour at a time just doesn't cut it much, but it's better than nothing.
2nd-Oct-2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Going to The Distillery for the Cabaret Festival, then if I have energy, Nuit Blanche.
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