Recipe: "Honey Cupcakes"

Apr. 29th, 2017 01:46 am
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 Not mine, but a very impressive recipe for Honey Cupcakes decorated with adorable sugar bees.

Random Sentinel burblings

Apr. 29th, 2017 06:23 pm
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I was doing back-ups, as a sensible computer owning person should, and I found some some incomplete and occasionally incoherent burblings as to my first impressions of season 2 of the official DVD release after my many years of watching fuzzy copies of copies. (Mind you, I was very glad to have the fuzzy at the time.) So here they are under a cut, and more or less spell-checked and grammatically improved.
Burblings, as promised )
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ITTD Today is the geekiest holiday in the world: International Tabletop Day

No matter what your flavor of tabletop, be it RPGs, card games, board game, miniature games, or anything you can imagine, this is a great day to get out and play! To be fair, every day is a great day to play more games, but this day in particular is an absolute blast. If you have a friendly local game store, you owe it to yourself to head down and play some games. Since the first event back in 2013, I've met so many gamers through International Tabletop Day that I can't even keep count. Crowds aren't for everyone, but if you can brave the herd, I strongly suggest attending your local events. You can usually find someone ready to play just about any game you want, and you can even introduce new players to one of your favorites. Last year I showed a group Simon's Cat Card Game, then introduced them to Betrayal at House on the Hill from Avalon Hill; two of my all-time favorites!

Whether you choose to celebrate at your FLGS, in your living room, or otherwise, when you play our games, share a picture on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with #PlaySJGames, and you'll be entered to win a prize pack! If you're in the Austin area, I'll be visiting some local establishments, Dragon's Lair and Wonko's Toys and Games, with demo games and promos in tow! I'm like Santa Claus, and this is nerd Christmas!

No matter how you choose to celebrate, I hope you have fun on International Tabletop Day! 

Hunter Shelburne

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Slightly belated, I'm doing [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw again. I'm pulling together some useful resources. This one is a party monitor kit, inspired by several of my characters in Polychrome Heroics who are or have been party monitors.

Read more... )
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Coming back from an extended beer run to Marin County (you know where to look at evidence) I'm popping in just to note that the Supergirl showrunners totally read my fanfiction:

The scene, incidentally spoilery for the beginning of 2x18 ''Ace Reporter'' )

Sure, I'm the only person to notice...but still filled with the warm glow of knowing that my Karacterization was on point there.
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I am dogfooting my own neutral good style variant (mostly because hey look now i can use my phone on this site) so again let me know if you see something broken.
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Bright As You Can (6626 words) by Sineala
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel (Comics), Marvel Ultimates, Marvel Noir
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Steve Rogers/Tony Stark/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers (Ultimates), Tony Stark (Ultimates), Tony Stark (Marvel Noir)
Additional Tags: Multiverse, Established Relationship, Friends With Benefits, Threesome - M/M/M, Self-cest, Double Penetration, Spitroasting, Community: cap_ironman, Cap-Ironman Bingo
Summary: When Steve shows up at Tony's penthouse for one of their usual no-strings-attached dalliances, he's sure as hell not expecting to find a second Tony waiting for him. And they're both interested in keeping him company.

It took me two hours to title this. I'm going to sleep now. Have some smut. This is for Cap-IM Bingo; the square is "kink: double penetration."

Comic for April 29, 2017

Apr. 29th, 2017 11:59 pm
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Apr. 28th, 2017 11:36 pm
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1. Just finished watching Chess in Concert on Quello Concert App, which has a 7 day free trail before you have to subscribe. I don't think I will. There's not a lot on it.

Chess is the probably the reason I ended up watching Head on Buffy, but who knows? I saw him as The American, Freddy Trumper in the London Cast edition of Chess in the summer of 1988.

Here he is singing Pity the Child from that performance, except you just get the voice recording. I fell in love with him. And when he popped up in the Taster's Choice commercials and then later VR5, followed him. Wasn't really interested in Buffy that much, having seen and been disappointed in the film version, but at that point I was a fan of ASH and basically following him around the television set. VR5 (which had also starred Lori Singer or Darly Hannah, Michael Easten, and Head, was cancelled. Head popped over to Buffy, and so did I.

Anyhow, Chess and I have a bit of a history.

In 1986....strands of it floated from a boy's dorm room on same floor I was living on. Read more... )

2.) Started reading Witches of Karres by John Schmitz and surprise, surprise, I'm actually enjoying it. Was a little worried after all the good press, that I wouldn't. I went in with low expectations. It feels vaguely familiar in places, which is either because various sci-fi writers have ripped off the plot or I read it when I was a teenager and have forgot. Probably the latter.
Did read a lot of books by Andre Norton that I've forgotten the names of and most of the plot. Have vague recollections of them. The only ones I remember usually resonated for me in some way or really stood out because they were different or they were made into a movie or play.

* Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit (movies and play, I was in the Hobbit in the 6th Grade, played the Great Goblin. I was a very tall sixth grader and I can pitch my voice deep. I'm a deep alto. Wasn't going to cut it as a dwarf. And I towered over the high school boy (wickedly cute) who played the Hobbit.)

* CS Lewis Chronicles of Narnia

* The Westing Game

* The Witches of Worm by Zelphia Keatley Snyder -- it scared the shit out of me at the time, that's one creepy novel

* The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephan R. Donaldson

* The Dragon Riders of Pern

* Restoree by Anne McCaffrey

* Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey

* Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Quinn

* Dune by Frank Herbet

* Escape to Witch Mountain

* The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

* The Darkest Rising Books by Suzanne Cooper

Don't remember the rest. I read a ton, and pretty much everything I could get my hands on. I read all my parents books, all my brother's books, all the books at my grandparents house, at the library.

See, I had troubles learning how to read and desperately wanted to learn. Read more... )

A Good Tired

Apr. 29th, 2017 12:30 am
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Posted by Dave Hingsburger

The last several days have been exciting, challenging and frightening. I don't know why but I decided, when invited to speak in Minneapolis and Rothschild, that I would do three new lectures, one of the them a full day one. I had grown comfortable with the day long lectures that I do, I was perfectly happy with making small moderation to the shorter lectures, I'm 64, I was into coasting. But there was something pulling me, or pushing me, or motivating me in some way to branch out and challenge myself, to say out loud to an audience what I was saying deep inside to myself. So, months before I would have to do any of these things, I agreed to the topics and wrote up the blurbs for them.

Problem is, what you think is doable in four months, looks a lot less doable and a lot more frightening when time arrives. I kept saying to Joe how angry I was at myself for doing this to myself. It was like back being a novice speaker, getting materials ready and reviewed before going to bed, getting up really early the next morning and rewriting the lecture notes out long hand. Trying to figure out timing and not really knowing if I had enough, too much or if the whole thing hung together.

Every day, after finishing, I would be exhausted. Luckily I always had more material than I needed but unluckily that meant that I never got the 'whole' of the message in, with the exception of the day long lecture. Thing is people don't know what they didn't hear so I got away with it, but I knew what I'd wanted to say and made notes of where to cut and where to expand the next time, if there is a next time, I do these topics.

We fly home tomorrow, being done now, and it felt good. The lectures were well received but more than that, it felt good to get out of my comfort zone and tackle some new issues. The introduction of Disability Informed Therapy, in the day long lecture, for example, gave me great pleasure. Saying what I really, really, really wanted to say about how we approach and understand service to people with disabilities felt so incredibly good. That people responded well was gravy, or icing on the cake, or in my case sugar free strawberry jello.

In doing this I rediscovered something in myself. I was able to remind myself that at 64 I'm still growing and learning, I'm still in need of a challenge and I need to be wary of ruts that weary.

So, I'm going home.

With a good tired.

A tired inspired by taking chances, risking failure and renewing my relationship with professional vulnerability.

A real good tired.

24 hour warning!

Apr. 29th, 2017 12:09 am
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We are 24 hours away from the deadline! All stories are due at 11:59pm EDT on Saturday 29 April, unless you have an extension approved in advance. What time is that for me?

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Knitting Woes

Apr. 29th, 2017 12:04 am
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Like many a knitter, I have a stash.

I try not to accumulate stash, but of course I'm not successful at this goal. I try to only buy stuff with projects in mind, so that I can know for certain that I have enough yarn for whatever it may be. And then I also try and find good stash busting projects.

I'm failing *really hard* at the latter rn and I'm sad :(

I have a really gorgeous yarn that I bought for socks, only it is 100% merino, and the last pair of 100% merino socks I made didn't even last a season before they had major holes. This is the same brand. The yarn is gorgeous! I don't know what else I would ever wear it as, though. Its waaaaay too bright for me. I have no idea what to do with it :/

When I was in Gloucester last summer I bought two skeins of complimentary colours. They were the same base alpaca but had been dyed by sisters. I figured that would be enough to make a little shawlette of some kind, but apparently I was wrong. I have 430 yards (215 each) and I can't find anything I really like :/

I have 400 meters of my 'drowzee' yarn that I dyed - pale yellow and brown. It isn't really enough to do much with either I have a million shawls already and I hardly ever wear them as it is. I don't think I've worn my Queen Anne's Lace, not really, since I blocked it. It needs the ends trimmed still.

Sometimes I get encouraged when things turn up n the pattern search, but then I realize that the smaller yardage is for the smaller *size* and to try and get it to actually fit *me* I don't have enough. Or I'll find one that I like and realize that I don't have the *proportions* I need - like it takes 400 total, but 300 of one and 100 of the other. Then there's that pattern I was going to start tonight which says it needed 400 yards and then when I looked at it more closely, the actual yardage was 300-400 of one colour and 200-250 of the other. That's a minimum of 500 yards. That's some bullshit. I am not impressed.

Anyway. I'm working in Pulled by the Sunset still and it is coming along nicely but slowly. I just finished a pair of socks (mostly - they need their ends woven in) that I messed up one of them is longer in the leg than the other and I didn't figure this out until WAY too late) for a friend. So I need a secondary, more portable knitting project. That isn't socks.

...*sigh* I'm sure I'll find something I can do from my stash! But not tonight - too sleepy. Night, internet!

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