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Hey, is there a way to buy a WisCon membership on spec, and relinquish it if you can't make it w/out being a jerk?

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I went on a tear on tumblr about common tropes vs. me and soulmates vs. me

Alternately, go see Sashayed's mental breakdown over a a jewellery commercial.

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I wanted to call attention to two Martha Wells ebooks briefly available for $1.99 US; I have read and can recommend both.

Wheel of the Infinite: ass-kicking middle-aged retired abess from a civilization much like the medieval Khmer Empire must solve a murder that she committed ten years ago, with the help of her pretty barbarian boy-toy. (The publisher managed to print the original book with a diptych cover image so that the black woman was folded on the back, and the boy-toy on the front. Rights have now reverted to Wells, and I believe the ebook uses a different image) This is a book I reread every so often. It's got a great dynamic between the characters, and I love the protagonist. A favourite.

City of Bones: It's been a while since I read this, but my memory of it is that it's a pair of scoundrels trying to solve a mystery in a city where they are only welcome in the lower end. One of them uses his man-uterus to smuggle stolen wares. Also, it turns out that the mystery is not what you, or they, thought. Also, neither is spoilerCollapse )

Wells, in her lj post also mentions other authors whose wares are on sale, of whom I recognized Chuck Wendig.

My review of city of bones, from back when I first read itCollapse )

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It's kind of weird that Charlie Jane Anders won a/b/o forever in Lightspeed in 2008 and I'm learning of this now.

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I assume most of us go through cycles of "UGH FANDOM IS THE WORST" and "Okay, this justifies everything you've put me through. You live another day."

So, anyway, Our Skin, Our Bones, Our Silent Poems is a Teen Wolf story, and a Stiles/Peter story, so I assume I've already caused most of you to stop reading, but it's also a story where Peter is Deaf, and Stiles is a child of a Deaf parent.

And for me, this changes everything? Peter as a gleefully malicious baddy is fun, but shallow. It's not got a lot happening. But this Peter is snarky and funny in a family that never learned to understand what he was saying, and loved them anyway, and was angry and alone. It's so much more thoughtful than Teen Wolf (not hard) but also gives depth to a character fandom is usually content to leave as a stereotype.

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So I've been doing better at the brain-weasels, and also at life, and obviously these are not unconnected, but one of the things that has helped has been ... doing an end-run around my brain? I have all these methods and procedures that look organized to a casual glance, but are actually ways of dealing with how deeply disorganised I am. Like: Keep meds in a pill-organizer, so I can tell if I've already taken them. Like: Carry a spare dose of meds in my purse, if I am already out of the house without taking my meds. Like: Carry two spare doses of meds in my purse, for when I use up my spare, and so I scare myself into refilling it. Like: Carry two granola bars in my purse so I don't starve because I forget to eat. Like: Freeze leftovers for days when I cannot even with cooking. Like: Label leftovers with instructions, so I don't have to remember what I made, or how to deal with it, and so I can tell at a glance what my leftover situation is. Like: Keep a pen next to the freezer, so I have no distraction between me and writing down what the leftover is. Like: Have a list where I write down things I ought to do someday but are not urgent, because I will definitely forget the thing until it becomes urgent. I cannot even tell you how life-changing these dumb changes have been. Like. Plan ahead for you will be a space case seems like it's not even possible, but it has been! I dunno if any of these things are useful to other people, or other people do things like this? This post also on dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments)

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Hey, does anyone else want my script for turning pdfs into cbzs? It uses imagemagick and gs, and needs a fuckton of CPU, although if your machine is newer than mine, which > 5 yo, you won't have problems.

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Okay guys, I have created a fannish twitter account @fandoms_teapot, but I do not know how to twit, so if you follow, prepare for some flailing around.

ETA: Seriously, I don't know what I'm doing. Should I lock this down? Shut down notifications? What does it mean when my tablet 'would like to access my twitter account'? I'M ALREADY ACCESSING IT FROM MY TABLET.

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So busy yesterday that I only learned about the Ghomeshi decision today, and now I'm so upset that not even Batman vs. Superman reviews can make me feel better.

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I'm planning to buy "A Lily Among Thorns" by Rose Lerner, which seems to have been enjoyed by people I trust. Any other books you'd recommend from Samhain's going out of business sale?

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