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Hello to all my new readers! :D It's nice to see all of you. It's also nice to check my reading page multiple times a day and have new things to read. How awesome. :D

I've spent a ton of time over these past few days playing Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest. Let me refresh you on what my avatar looks like:


He's my blessed child. ;3; He's married to Niles:



The flirtatious, mildly sadistic character. I love him and I love them together. ♥

However, dang, I'm terrible at strategy games! I'm playing in easy with permadeath turned off because I'm so bad. Apparently Conquest is the hardest version of Fates? That's good. I have Birthright, I'm just waiting until I finish Conquest before I start it. :3

I'm on chapter twenty now and I've only managed to get three of the second gen characters. I don't know if that's good or not but maybe I'll be able to get more before the end! :3

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You know how some libraries and people will have summer reading lists? Well, I want to have a summer anime watching list, haha. It's just easier for me to watch things with subtitles when I have a lot of free time (because I can't multitask when watching subtitles and I always end up feeling like it's wasting time, even though what hobby isn't ultimately a time-waster, really?).

Speaking of summer, I have class on Friday and finals on Monday and then I'm done with this semester. Come ooooon, summer. *_*

Oh and also, jeep is fixed! I drove to class yesterday with no problem. :D

New Murderbot Review

Apr. 27th, 2017 07:41 am
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This is from Romantic Times (which reviews all genres) and yay, it's an awesome review!

4.5 stars (out of 5) Top Pick
ALL SYSTEMS RED
Author(s): Martha Wells [1]
Having our hero be an apathetic, pessimistic killer android who can’t stand being looked at without its helmet on and who just wants to spend its time in the comforting grip of TV might seem to some readers like an outlandish premise, but in Wells’ hands, Murderbot is wonderfully relatable, very funny and a great narrator, editorial asides and all. The story is well put together and sketches out an intriguing future, but the real draw is our host, and the result is a story that builds to an unexpectedly moving climax. More Murderbot, please.

Murderbot may have hacked its own systems to become a free agent, but mostly it’s content to work the low-level guard jobs that require its type of SecUnit while only paying minimal attention and trying to stay caught up on its serials. Unfortunately, someone is trying to kill the scientists who are its current employers, and even more unfortunately, those scientists are coming perilously close to understanding that Murderbot is different. And if that happens, they might just start treating it like a person. (TOR.COM, May, 144 pp., $14.99)

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If you want a signed paperback copy, you can order one from Murder by the Book before May 5, 2017 here: http://www.murderbooks.com/event/martha-wells-preorder

The DRM-Free ebooks are available world-wide on B&N, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, etc: http://www.marthawells.com/murderbot1.htm

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Apr. 27th, 2017 08:35 am
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My physical therapist says that I may need more sessions and that he thinks I'm likely to do well because I have a good attitude. He wants to get me to 50% less pain from the tendinitis because he sees that as a point at which what we're doing would clearly be working. He gave me a set of more general fitness exercises, and I'll have to figure out the best times for those. Before breakfast would be ideal from one point of view, but I don't see a way to do that unless I get up with Scott. The exercises themselves wouldn't take that long, but right now, I get up about an hour and fifteen minutes after Scott does. I can sleep in that window, but I can't if I decrease it at all.

My gynecologist is going to talk to oncology about my test results. Neither she nor I think that there's anything to worry about at present, but the endometrial thickening is something to monitor because it can hide things. It's just that it's not an uncommon thing for women my age on Tamoxifen. She said that I shouldn't consider this a factor in my decision about whether or not to go back on Tamoxifen.

On the assumption that I won't be restarting the Tamoxifen, I scheduled a uterine ultrasound for early August (not, thank goodness, a hysterosonogram this time). I need to set up a return visit with the gynecologist for after that.

I had lunch at Totoro after the appointment at UHS and then took the bus up to the hospital. I discovered that, if I walked really slowly, the tendon didn't start getting cranky nearly as fast. I had hoped to do some Ingress, and I did, but not as much as I'd expected. The Ingress servers seemed to be having problems so that, half the time, I couldn't see anything at all in terms of portals. When I could see portals, it took minutes, sometimes as long as five minutes, for a hack to process. I ended up taking about half an hour to walk the four blocks from Totoro to the bus stop.

My phone ended up with a reasonable charge at the end of the day, and I'm pretty sure that the slowness of Ingress was a factor. I had a charger with me. Of the two I found, one worked, and the other didn't. The one that didn't has Scott's company name on it and was, if I recall correctly, some sort of swag for days without accidents or something of the sort. Scott's of the opinion that it was very, very cheap and that the surprise is that it ever worked at all.

Scott put more memory in my laptop last night. That means that I'm going to spend some time this afternoon seeing whether or not it gets cranky when I try to run certain programs. Messages is still rejecting my AIM login, though, which is probably not surprising but is annoying. I suspect that this also won't help my problems with trying to access IRC with Adium (I don't like having to run Adium for AIM and Colloquy for IRC at the same time).

I ate a turkey (lunchmeat) sandwich for dinner last night around 7:00 and started having reflux issues around ten. Given the way my body was acting, I'd have thought I'd eaten bacon, a lot of bacon. I put off doing anything but eventually took an Ativan. That helped; the problem went away entirely, so I only lost about an hour of sleep instead of the three I'd have lost if I'd taken Tums and sat up waiting for things to resolve. I'm still inclined to make myself more black tea to see if that makes me more alert.

I've got two hours now before my cab comes for OT. Since it's Thursday, mostly what I'll be doing during that time is household chores. I want to run the dishwasher and make sandwiches for Scott and Cordelia and move all of the things that shouldn't be out when the cleaning lady comes. I should be home at least an hour before she comes, but I might as well do that now as later. Most of it takes very little time.

I'm very glad that the Not Prime Time moderators decided to make the requests public. I've seen a few things in fandoms that I wasn't planning to offer that I'm quite sure I could write. I can tailor my offers pretty carefully. If I understand the sign up form correctly, one need only offer one character grouping. I hadn't looked at those fandoms at all because I felt that the requests were likely to be entirely things I couldn't write due to the size of the canons in question. These groupings fit into corners that I know reasonably well and/or could review quickly. I need to settle on two more fandoms to offer and to figure out what I want to request. Once I know what I want to request, I can write my dear author letter and then sign up.

Dreams of Government

Apr. 27th, 2017 07:23 am
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I had a sleep-dream last night.  It was vaguely Star Wars-themed, which is odd because I'm not big into Star Wars and haven't even seen Rogue One, but anyway, we were smuggling a surprisingly pulpy old book that was a historical artifact that the Empire feared and wanted to destroy...

But the thing that struck me was what we called the anti-Empire, the good government that we wanted to work for and restore.  We called it "The Great Resource."

And I'm like, yeah, socialist that I am, that is what my brain would call the ideal government, isn't it?

Trope Meme

Apr. 27th, 2017 07:20 am
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Comment with a fanfic trope and, if you'd like, a character/pairing, and I will tell you:
• how likely I am to write it
• Maybe a few lines of theoretical fic


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Hi! Wondering if I could get a bit of help here.

I'm currently using the Venture layout and I need to position an image somewhere. :)

Ideally I'd like the image to appear at the bottom of my "profile" module, so is there any custom CSS I can use to include it in that module?

If that's not possible, is there a way to remove the header from the custom text module so it will display without a title, so I can stick the image in there?

Thank you in advance ♥

Daily Reading (27th April)

Apr. 27th, 2017 07:43 pm
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What have you been reading lately? Everything counts, from the user's manual to the back of the cereal box!

Canalway Cavalcade

Apr. 27th, 2017 12:32 pm
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 If anyone is in London and at a loose end this weekend just a reminder that the Canalway Cavalcade thing is on again at Little Venice (near Paddington Station and Warwick Avenue tube), good fun if you like canal boats.

We are OPEN for SIGN-UPS!

Apr. 27th, 2017 12:01 pm
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Welcome to the 2017 [community profile] summer_of_giles ! We hope you're ready to once again celebrate two months of Giles-y goodness! Remember, from June through July this site will be devoted to Rupert Giles, our favorite Watcher, librarian, sometime magician, smart, occasionally sarcastic, warm-eyed, sexy and protective man from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you're hesitant about signing up (say you had a date last year but you didn't make it, or you're feeling shy) - please sign up for a day! We welcome everybody! Especially if you want to get your toes wet for the first time in making something fandom related!

This year we are also accepting contributions posted on tumbr. Please see below for details.

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We are allowing two people to sign-up for every day (so don't be afraid if your chosen day already has a name).
We are also allowing each person to sign up for up to THREE days if you want to. (Just 3 though, ok?) You *do not* have to sign up for three days - one is great!

This year we are also accepting email sign-ups for users who aren't on dreamwidth but wish to participate via tumblr. Our email address is summerofgiles @ gmail dot com.

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30 Day Music Challenge - Day 27

Apr. 27th, 2017 06:42 am
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Day 27: A song that breaks your heart

Diana Ross and the Supremes "Reflections". This was used as the theme song for the brilliant (and oft forgotten) TV series China Beach, which followed a group of nurses serving during the Vietnam War. I think the song just reminds me of some of the series' saddest moments. And here is the video of the opening sequence from season 1.






My last LiveJournal Post

Apr. 27th, 2017 10:31 am
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Well, I've waffled about whether or not to stop cross-posting and I've decided to stop. So, this will be my last post on LiveJournal. I'm not deleting my journal, but I won't be renewing or signing their new TOS.

I feel really rather sad about this. LJ is where I met so many amazing people who are now friends and I learned how to write and create and well, yeah.

BUT! I'm fairly active on Tumblr and I'm trying to get back into Dreamwidth, so come find me!

Tumblr: seren-pen.tumblr.com

Dreamwidth: seren_ccd.dreamwidth.org

Friend me wherever!  I wish everyone all the best and I'll see you in the ether somewhere!  

YAY YAY YAY

Apr. 27th, 2017 05:06 am
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We have found a possible home for Thea and, although it's not definite, it's pretty likely and it looks like it will work out WONDERFULLY for everyone involved. \o/

QotD

Apr. 27th, 2017 05:24 am
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"There is one area in which I think Paglia and I would agree that politically correct feminism has produced a noticeable inequity. Nowadays, when a woman behaves in a hysterical and disagreeable fashion, we say, 'Poor dear, it's probably PMS.' Whereas, if a man behaves in a hysterical and disagreeable fashion, we say, 'What an asshole.' Let me leap to correct this unfairness by saying of Paglia, Sheesh, what an asshole." -- Molly Ivins (via Jone Johnson Lewis' collection of quotations on about.com)

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Apr. 27th, 2017 10:55 am
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Daily Happiness

Apr. 27th, 2017 01:38 am
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1. Day off tomorrow! We're doing stuff (probably) but not until the afternoon, so I can still sleep in and relax in the morning.

2. I played a little Zelda tonight and found three shrines, two stables, and Hebra tower. That leaves only the two Gerudo areas that I don't have the towers for yet. I'm actually kind of sad to have so much of the map filled in. I remember when I first got off the great plateau and realized how huge the world is, it was so exciting, and now it's like, aww, I only have a little bit left to explore. ;_;

3. Somehow I don't have any new pics of kitties, but luckily I have plenty of backstock to choose from. Here's an explorer Jasper from a week or so ago.

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What I've Just Finished Reading

I finished Post-Captain by Patrick O'Brian, so I'm now committed to the series! I'm continuing to enjoy them, and this one was probably less technical than the first, or I'm getting to be less of a landlubber. Highlights being the bear escape mentioned last time and when Stephen decided a hive of bees are a perfectly reasonable thing to keep on board a ship. (It's very satisfying to have made a small dent in my TBR pile as well, because I was rather beginning to think I would never read anything new again that wasn't a regency romance.)

Before I finished that, however, I found another Regency romance in a charity shop (well, actually I found two, but the other was the usual, complete with someone called Carolyn) - from 1972!

I complain all the time about the modern ones not being like Heyer, now let me be nothing if not inconsistent and complain about Clare Darcy's Cecily for being too much like Heyer! The blatant copying left me open-mouthed. Her plot is her own, but all the Heyer ingredients and descriptions are present and correct... and, alas, have nothing of the engaging liveliness of Heyer. I'm not surprised Heyer used to get angry about this sort of thing. Clare Darcy was only lucky that Ms Heyer was probably dead by the time this book crossed the ocean.

It was an interesting read, though, and would have been better had the hero and the heroine actually had more time together on the page. Probably. Actually, it would have been better if it had just focused on the heroine's aunt and the hero's mother and their disapproving alliance, because that bit was her own, and a little more enjoyable than the rest. Everyone else should just go home for being pale copies of Heyer characters. Charity Girl was published the same year, and even though that is not my favourite Heyer, it still has a lot more going for it than a copy of the real thing.


What I'm reading now

I am just a few pages into HMS Surprise. There has not been a bear so far, sadly.

I'm still reading and taking notes from Jenny Uglow's In These Times, which continues to be an excellent social history of Britain in the Napoleonic War era. (There are no people called Carolyn in it. So far.)


What I'm Reading Next

I still haven't read that Daisy Dalrymple mystery, because I found two Regency romances for my light-reading needs instead, so that needs to get read so it can go back to the library.

I don't know what else will be next, or if I'll even get to Daisy, but I did find the first of Frances Brody's series of Kate Shackleton mysteries in a charity shop, hurrah, so that'll probably get read sometime soon, because I do need to get to the one I found first with the tantalising title of Death of an Avid Reader.
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Don't tell anybody, but I love the sound of the foghorn. I could never move inland at this point, because I'd feel weird on foggy days with no foghorn.

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Scientists develop fluid-filled artificial womb to help premature babies (Well, we knew this was coming sooner or later. I'm nervous about the effect it's gonna have on reproductive rights legislation, but hopeful about the effect it's gonna have on premies.)

How do you eat your chocolate bunny? Vast majority prefer to start with the ears (If I waited until next year, I'd forget it.)

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

Why the Roots of Color Printing Are in Limestone

Rare color photos document the festivities at a 1941 state fair

First malaria vaccine to be widely tested in Africa next year

New York Superhero Pads

Mapping Where the Lights Are Brighter, And Where They're Going Dark

He Was Searching For Intersexual Pigs And Ended Up Finding The World’s Rarest Dog

New Survey: Most Millennials Both Pay For Streaming Services And Use Pirate Streams When Content Isn't Legally Available (Duh.)

The Genesis of the Gang (This article is a little dated, but worth the read.)

US colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest

'I took someone’s life — now I am giving back': In California's prisons, inmates teach each other how to start over

More wrongful convictions are being overturned than ever before, thanks in part to witnesses coming forward. But in New Orleans, recanting witnesses are facing perjury charges, creating a chilling effect that could keep innocent people behind bars.

The Volunteer Dentists On the Front Lines of Ukraine’s War

First molecular genetic evidence of PTSD heritability discovered

How Flight Attendants Are Set Up to Fail

Want to rescue rural America? Bust monopolies.

Telecom struggles to block 22 social media banned in Kashmir

Turkey Arrests More Than 1,000 In Massive Purge Of Its Police Forces

Tough court on immigration serves as model for Trump plans

Senate Russia probe flounders amid partisan bickering

At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more

Rescuing the Last Two Animals at the Mosul Zoo

During Argentina’s military dictatorship, some 500 babies were born in secret torture centers or kidnapped. A group of grandmothers spent the next four decades searching for them, becoming activists, then icons. But hundreds remained missing. One of them was named Martín.

Who are the new jihadis?

hockey

Apr. 27th, 2017 05:49 pm
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I guess if they'd dropped me to Team 3 for non-skilled purposes, then they'd have told me, instead of just putting me in Team 3.

It's been a long, slow slide from the top team down to the bottom, and I may not be the only one who's done it, but I'm the one who's done it on 'skill level' and not 'personality level' (or it may be personality level and they're just not telling me).

On the up-side, I can't drop any further in the club - we only have three teams and I'm now in the bottom one...

Assignment progress

Apr. 27th, 2017 03:06 pm
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First half of question 1 is now done - it was sufficiently done for submission when I went to lunch, except for the minor failing of being longer than the allowed 1 A4 page. Yes, I fiddled the margins (but I changed them to my 20mm on all sides default, so that seems fair to me). And the font is sized at 12 points, so I could probably have dropped it to 11 and been fine (and if I hadn't had time to do a proper edit, I probably would have).

But I did have time, and a proper edit was done. The final paragraph has been mostly reworked and become the first paragraph. The original opening paragraph has been demoted to supporting sentences in a later paragraph, and I've taken out far too many rambling first person commentaries. And even still, I've only just got it on one page. I could trim it further, but I'm not going to - now I'm going to do the one page reflection (and if that takes me more than half an hour it is because I can't work out what needs to be said, because I feel like I've said everything in the previous two sections).

Finn washes his face like a cat.

Apr. 27th, 2017 01:56 am
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...is this normal poodle behavior?

Things consumed April 2017

Apr. 27th, 2017 01:46 pm
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Long list of stuff I have read and played etc!

Note that almost all the tv and movies are on Australian Netflix.
Read more... )

very short entry

Apr. 26th, 2017 10:37 pm
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Grateful for:

moments of courage

planning for effective help & mutual support with partner

sunshine and rain making things grow

completely ridiculous flowers

got my meds
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Mush up Pirates of the Carribean with the original Guardians of the Galaxy in a blender with some cheese, and give it a flouro 80s candy coating, and you get this movie. If you can turn your brain off and enjoy the silliness and explosions it's pretty fun. Not very deep and mostly about A Man And His Father Issues but gives the female characters more to do than the last movie. The perfunctory attempts at a Peter/Gamora romance are ineffective but also pretty easy to ignore (I usually like that kind of pairing but this one doesn't work for me) and the Gamora and Nebula sister relationship gets the exploration that was missing from the original. I feel like they sanded off the unhealthiness of Peter and Yondu's relationship for convenience, but otherwise enjoyed the story, which is all about family. Mantis's character felt like a bit of an Asian stereotype but her arc was ok. None of the female characters get sexualised very much and Chris Pratt is super pretty.
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In all of the tributes to Jonathan Demme I've seen so far, nobody compiling the best-of lists has mentioned one of my favorite movies of his. I can't tell if that's because it was a television production or because it's just that obscure or maybe I'm the only person who loves it that much, but either way I'm just going to leave this here: American Playhouse's Who Am I This Time? (1982). Christopher Walken as Harry, Susan Sarandon as Helene, score by John Cale; it's a showcase for its two stars and a beautiful exploration of the way that other people's words can be the truest way to speak for yourself. It's still not streaming anywhere that I can find, but it is available from Netflix and libraries on DVD and it's worth tracking down. It goes one better than Vonnegut and I don't say that about many things. I am not pleased that the person who directed it is dead. Some theater around here had better show Stop Making Sense (1984) soon.

[edit] David Byrne wrote for his memory.

Birthday greetings and felicitations

Apr. 26th, 2017 10:02 pm
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to [personal profile] bradycardia! A day of enormous peace for you!

Gidget and the laser

Apr. 27th, 2017 12:39 am
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Like a lot of cat owners, I have a little laser toy for the cats to chase around. All four of them adore it immensely, and Jesse makes the most hysterical bootlegger's turns on the linoleum of the kitchen.

But poor Gidget. She wants to chase it so badly. Two things make that difficult.

A. the boys are much bigger than her and she doesn't have the kittenish bravery that Cinders has to just DIVE in there regardless of their pounces.
B. when she does manage to chase it, she can't play for more than a minute before she starts wheezing. (Kitty asthma.)

I just feel so bad for her. Sometimes I'll lead her into the bathroom with the laser so I can close the door and she can play without the others shoving her out of the way and she doesn't have to work as hard to chase it.

On the other hand, when she really gets into it, she's the fiercest hunter ever. XD So there's some adorableness on top to make up for her troubles.

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Apr. 26th, 2017 11:13 pm
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I wish there was as much socially conscious amateur criticism of literary fiction as there is for SFF; I mean, with the way things go, probably a fair amount of it would be "depicting a bad thing is bad," and most of the rest wouldn't get much further with the things that I'm wrestling with than I have, but. I feel like I'm stuck, sometimes.

I'm deeply ambivalent about what kinds of moral responsibilities fiction writers have. (I'm pretty certain about my the kinds of responsibilities I feel wrt my own fiction writing but that's a different ball of wax). And at the same time, I don't think that the discomfort I feel about story X is a matter of technique. I don't want to be prudish, I don't want to say that some subjects are off limits.

But if you're asking your readers to follow you through some dark places, I think you've got to think about whether you're giving them enough light to get out again.

Screencaps!

Apr. 26th, 2017 11:53 pm
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So, on my fifth (!!!) rewatch of the show, I capped most of the episodes. I spent a lot of time on 4-10, because that's when I really dedicated myself to doing it, but I took a few from other episodes. I hope that no one will be disappointed by these if I didn't get enough of a favourite character, or in Yurio's case, I tried, but he's really always angry or just couldn't get good looks of him.

I tried to separate these by episode, but I did all the capping on my tablet, so I may have accidentally misfiled a cap or three, please forgive me!

x please comment if you download
x credit is nice but not necessary
x feel free to use for icons/graphics/whatever
x enjoy!

Download links to mediafire below the cut.

download )

(I think I need new tags for this)

wednesday reading

Apr. 26th, 2017 09:44 pm
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• What are you reading?

The Summer Without Men, by Siri Hustvedt.

• What did you recently finish reading?

Descender, Vol. 1: Tin Stars, by Jeff Lemire. A robot who is also an adorable little boy survives terrible and mysterious catastrophes. He may hold the key to understanding and preventing their return. The other characters and the settings are interesting. The art is beautiful. I would have loved this if I had read it when I was young. Now, I have read enough stories to notice when the plot is steered by the Rule of Cool, when the answer to "Why didn't the characters do the smart thing?" is "Because the author wanted a torture scene/a robot gladiator scene/a woman dying, gasping a slogan." Also, I have read enough stories that treat women as people to find the Weasley ratio really annoyingly noticeable. There's one female main character, one female supporting character, a few more who get a line but not a name. And only one of these female characters is human: the robot boy's dead mom.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

I've got suggestions to read or reread for my SF economics panel:

The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. Le Guin
Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Diamond Age, by Neal Stephenson
Walkaway, by Cory Doctorow
The Peripheral, by William Gibson
The Marq'ssan Cycle books by L. Timmel Duchamp

More suggestions still welcome!

on the montelukast

Apr. 27th, 2017 11:38 am
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It is now several days that I've been taking the additional 'attempt to rein in my immune system' drug, and I *think* I'm seeing a consistent pattern, although I certainly wouldn't claim that I'm seeing a result w.r.t. the asthma, which is (theoretically) what I'm taking it for. I have had no incidents of ear canals so itchy I contemplate taking to them with something sharp, and I think the overall level of itch across my whole skin has dropped. Sadly, this means that some forms of touch that were soothing to itch and thus didn't register as pain are now just painful. Also of issue is that while I think that the 'objective' amount of itch is down, my brain has just reset its levels, so that the subjective level is about the same. And I'm still getting the occasional flare (yesterday, eyes on fire). Given that said drug is supposed to have a bit of a settling in period, I'm decidedly hopeful that I'll get further decrease in itch - and hopefully the desired improved asthma control, to the point that I don't actually notice that I have lungs All! The! Time!.

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