Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
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Quick takes

* Went to BARCC's 40th anniversary celebration last night! Saw a bunch of people I haven't seen in ages, and it provoked a lot of thoughts on how I can continue to fight sexual violence in a way that best utilizes my skillset without exhausting all of my spoons. So so many thoughts. That I'm not yet able to articulate. Story of my life.

* I have new glasses! They are weird! I'm adjusting to them. They're bigger and differently-shaped than my last pair, so they're touching different parts of my face and also my visual field is different. I wear multifocals, so if you see me in the next few days, you may notice me tilting my head around like a bird to figure out where my focus zones are. I'm also in that "is this the right prescription? Am I eyestraining? Am I overthinking this?" stage.

* BARCC Walk for Change is next weekend and you should GO SPONSOR ME RIGHT NOW please and thank you.

* BPAL reviews!
Belgian Chocolate, Honey, Cubeb Berries, Black Mission Fig & Avocado
In bottle: UNF. I... wow. Okay. Chocolate-covered fig with a kick of spice from the cubeb.
On me: The honey coils up around the chocofiggygoodness. Avocado is.... there's something vegetal there that complicates the scent. It may be taking over a little too much. Will check back on it. If the avocado recedes, I may want a bottle; if not, an imp should do it. *recheck* It is all avocado. ARGH. EDIT: No! It loops back around to the cubeb kick! Yes. Love.

Dark Chocolate with Merlot-Infused Black Cherries and Star Anise
In bottle: ANISEANISEANISECHERRYANISE
On me: Ooooh, weird. The merlot grounds everything pretty steadily. The anise is no longer screaming. Instead of chocolate, I swear I'm getting something dark wood - mahogany? Is that just the deepened cherry influence? Way more complex and wearable than I'd've thought from the bottle-sniff. Synesthesia Lass note: it smells hollow and slightly rounded, like the interior body of an instrument. EDIT: Apparently this scent drives Judah absolutely wild to the point where I had to leave the room to keep him from being late to a meeting, so I am totally getting a bottle of this.

Elayna has a half-day today, so today is for non-writing work. Which I nonetheless have to get to!
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