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Info on Tumblr purge [Dec. 5th, 2018|09:54 am]
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I found this in comments on [personal profile] copperbadge's post. Here you for all you might need to stay connected to your Tumblr friends: https://conuly.dreamwidth.org/2785963.html
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Tumblr's doing Strikethrough -- and everyone's back! HI! [Dec. 4th, 2018|09:23 pm]
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I'm sorry about Tumblr's defection from its open and free policies. I hope all the artists find image hosting space, and fandom regroups.

It is good to see everyone posting on Dreamwidth. Denise has always done a great job meeting the needs of fandom, and I like to see her efforts supported. You're safe here. Welcome home.
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Hullo, fandom! [Mar. 5th, 2018|12:45 am]
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Hi all!

I was curious: what fandoms are you in now? What attracted you do those fandoms?
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Feedback isn't usually this hard to give. [Nov. 28th, 2016|06:19 am]
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Is it silly that, after reading a fic I loved, the first in a new fandom, I'm going through hell and high water to reach the author to say so -- even though their email pinged back with its version of "return to sender"?

The author's on LJ... but hasn't been active since 2014. Hmmn...
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The end of my rough semester... three weeks late. [Jan. 1st, 2016|07:59 pm]
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Happy New Year!

Wrapping up the last loose ends for school and Christmas: last overdue presents wrapped (yes, yes, a week after Xmas, it's been that kind of year).

Just uploaded my final assignments for school.

They were handed in, but the upload required software ... oh, god, it's a long and complicated story--the software for accreditation cost $140:
a) I paid it last spring,
b) the school lost my cash payment,
c) they believed me but I no longer had the receipt, so
d) we split the difference on a new account.

This took over a week to work through.

At long last, I'll be able to get my grades.

Now have a new car, replacing the destroyed Honda Accord. Can get to point A to point B without difficulty.

I think ... I think this rough semester is finally over.
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SGA Santa fic: beta? [Dec. 16th, 2015|05:28 pm]
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I'm looking for a beta for a Secret Santa fic I wrote. My last beta fell off the face of the earth, and then I did, when I hit, well, another car.

What I'm looking for is first, I'll give you what my recipient asked for, and then the story. Then you can tell me if I pushed it too much and should write a different story.

If I did, then I'll ask for a beta for the new, hastily written story.
If I didn't, then I'll ask for help in fixing a story that's kind of ... not working for me.

How about it? Anyone?
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A cascading series of dominoes after the car accident. [Dec. 5th, 2015|07:26 pm]
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The car is totaled, of course, after the accident.

Double scary? I got a recall notice on the airbag two weeks after it deployed. Apparently I had one of those specially designed "shrapnel spewing" models, motto: "If the crash doesn't kill you, we can finish the job! (some restrictions apply, such as requiring the proper humidity, but we'll try)"

The car shopping has come to a screeching halt.

Yes, I have enough for a down payment.

Yes, I have good credit.

But it turns out that grad school (reduced work hours, increased debt) is a bad time to try to buy a car. My income-to-debt ratio is too high.

Of course, not being able to get to (thank god only some of) my grad school classes has had a bad impact. The worst was missing a project deadline on a syllabus ... just, fwip, it went right by me, busy as I was with doctor appointments, crutches, car insurance companies, health insurance companies, and the daily ordeal of organizing rides to try to keep up with my work-and-life responsibilities. Not to mention the total waste of time spent looking at cars that, I discovered Thursday, I can't buy.

Now the project is seriously overdue, the professor hasn't responded to my emails, and I'm ... overwhelmed. I'm picking a couple of small, easy assignments to try to rebuild my confidence as a student, get some momentum going.

Surprisingly hard to concentrate, given how worried I am at my professor's non-response.


ETA: Prof has responded! Now I just have a massive amount of work to do, in as little time as possible. Too bad I work tomorrow--but maybe I can get it done by Monday night.
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Got a recall notice last Monday: oh, goody, I had a Takata air bag. [Nov. 21st, 2015|12:26 am]
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Came home from staying with a friend (he lives near my work so I've been staying with him off and on while I'm car-less).

In the mail was recall notice for my airbag.

My recently deployed airbag.

It Looked Like a Stabbing, but Takata Airbag Was the Killer

It affects Hondas (and many other vehicles) from 2008 and earlier. Yipe.
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Great news on the car-injury! [Nov. 13th, 2015|04:08 pm]
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The car is still injured (okay, totaled), but I took my foot in to see the doctor. I would've loved to have removed it and left it overnight, but, I had to go in with it.

The doc told me that the numbness, cold, and tingling was due to inflammation pushing on the nerves and veins. "The hospital didn't give you any anti-inflammatories?"

"No."

They just told me to stay off of it.

"Okay...."

It seems I should've had anti-inflammatories all along. Then she gave her prescription:

"Don't baby it. Don't push it."

With a sprain, it's a balance. Keep it elevated when I can, but she says being too delicate with it could cause problems later down the line.

"Can I drive?" I asked her.

"Well, maybe not on 270. Try it in a parking lot first."

WHOOOOP! This is the opposite of what everyone's been telling me. Life just got so much simpler.

S. looked at my beaming face and said, "I have this image of having to tie you down."
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Anyone in Colorado? [Nov. 13th, 2015|03:55 pm]
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Anyone in Colorado, or know someone there?

Through a complicated series of events, my mother has two nights at the Breckenridge ski resort in Marriott's Mountain Valley Lodge for just $350 (yeepers)...

... check in Sunday night (late check-in okay).

Any interest?

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-photos/qkbvi-marriotts-mountain-valley-lodge-at-breckenridge/

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Pass the word. It's through a friend of hers.

Breckenridge... not far from Vail....
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