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Jun. 21st, 2017 09:36 pm
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In the trees looking up, it's sometimes hard to tell the fireflies from the stars.
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So far macOS Sierra and I are getting along pretty well. Safari works on my computer again, which is exciting. My computer acknowledges that my iPod exists, which is also exciting.

...That's pretty much the extent of what I've asked it to do, at this point.

(I guess that's why getting a new computer holds little appeal. I do everything on my iPod anyway, except for two key things: 1) backing up my iPod, and 2) typing on a full size keyboard.)
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*Andrea: At least the weather answers my question of whether or not I should do a 10 mile trail run this weekend: no.
Aaron: The answer to that should always be no.

PR Femslash Ficathon!

Jun. 18th, 2017 11:30 pm
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Welcome to the seventh Femslash Ficathon! Sign ups are now open! Sign ups run through July 16th! Fics are due on Sept. 30th!

If you have any questions get a hold of me!
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I don't like to upgrade my computer's operating system, as a general rule. Which is why I'm probably one of a minority of people still running OS X Lion.


When it got to the point where it looked like I would need to buy a new computer in order to have a device that could talk to my iPod (and thus get pictures off of it, so I could have space to take more pictures, and today my iPod started giving me the warning every five minutes that I need to free up space or else), I figured, well. If it doesn't work now or doesn't work later, what's the difference?

So I have made the jump straight from Lion to Sierra. Good times.

So far the computer still works.
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Wish the new Power Rangers movie was longer? May I recommend the 20 minutes of deleted scenes (blocked), which address important questions like, "How did Kim get a new phone so quickly?" (she didn't; it's Billy's), "Is Jason's younger sister deaf?" (unlikely though not impossible), and "What did Billy tell his mom about the van?" (it was stolen, per Jason's coaching).

ETA: The person who played the first Yellow Ranger also played the saleswoman at the jewelry store. There must be a non-tragic (reincarnation AU?) first team reunion fic in there somewhere.

"protect this world together"

Jun. 18th, 2017 01:19 am
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Rangerstop is doing a Wild Force reunion this year! Yay! And also, awkward.

Will Shayla and Merrick come? What about Toxica and Jindrax? Inquiring minds want to know!

Too bad Time Force came last year instead - imagine the entertainment value of those two teams overlapping ♥
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Fun facts gleaned from repeatedly re-watching the final detention scene from Power Rangers 2017:

1) That's not Billy's locker that explodes.
2) Pretty sure Tommy's desk isn't actually in the detention room.
3) Kim's lightning bolt is backwards.
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If we're not getting another movie with girl!Tommy, then I vote for fic with agender!Tommy. For max representation, and also in honor of original Tommy's long hair. (I probably shouldn't have shared my reasons; it makes me sound shallow, right? But think how great lesbian!Kim and agender!Tommy would be in the context of the 2017 verse! Oddly, I feel like it would have passed with no comment in the 1993 verse, which was all about unspoken equality and not making a big deal of diversity, but in 2017 we're all about validating people's differences and acknowledging their struggles.)

"keeping us down is impossible"

Jun. 17th, 2017 09:14 am
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This is my favorite instagram account: wolfgang2242, run by a person involved in and posting about senior dog rescue. Sweet and humorous at the same time, without ignoring the realities of caring for a large number of older animals but definitely focusing on the positives.
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Trying out my yogibo for sleeping again. Obviously it's going well so far, since here I am posting instead of unconscious. Mimi is Not Impressed.

ETA: Actually was way more comfy with a second blanket as a pillow and a body pillow as a second blanket! Didn't wake up once. Mimi slept on the futon, but this morning she's climbed on the yogibo with me and dozed off while I type.

I'll take it

Jun. 17th, 2017 01:00 am
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So I hadn't weighed myself for a couple of months; it's been really busy and I haven't been going to the gym, so I haven't been around a (particularly accurate) scale. I stepped on a scale today and saw a number I haven't seen since high school. Which surprised me.

(I'm always sure I'll gain weight when I'm not paying attention, I guess because that's so common in weight loss stories, that people lose weight only to gain it back. I was so surprised when the warm weather arrived this year and all the dresses I bought last year still fit - even though of course they would, right, I'm wearing the same jeans.)

Yay for continuing to move and pay attention to food even when stressed! ...Apparently.

ETA: I used to be self-conscious about wearing bags with an across-the-chest shoulder strap, the ones you put over your head and wear on your opposite hip? I mean, I wore them, because a lot of places won't allow backpacks but will allow an over the shoulder bag, but I adjusted them a lot to make sure they were hanging a bit forward of my hip, so the shoulder strap wouldn't pull through the middle of my chest and look awkward. (I mean, women with large chests know what I mean, right? I love the online advice about "fit a bra so the band lies flat against your chest," ha ha. What is that, written by men? Small women? I have no idea, but it's not a thing that's physically possible if your chest is so big that there's no space in the middle for the band to touch, come on.)

Today I looked in the mirror while I was grocery shopping and realized my bag had pulled back over my hip and my chest looked... exactly the way it usually looks. As though I am a typically-proportioned woman wearing a well-fitting bra. (So that's what it's like. What an unexpected experience.)
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The original AJJ and JDF cameo!

(I would have been happy to have them both in the movie. For the record.)

PS, Why do I think Billy's room is in the basement? The novel says it's upstairs. How much do I believe the novel over my own random assumptions? A lot, I guess. Not enough to not watch the movie again, probably.

ETA, I win! It's in the basement! I love the 21st century.
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Yogibo and sensory integration
Close Your Eyes, Give Me Your Hand, by [archiveofourown.org profile] speakpirate
Princesses to Generals

"Sometimes you play a small part in a story with your name on it and get your happy ending—and sometimes you go on to play the largest part of all in the creation of a Wonder Woman. The thought that a Buttercup could morph over time into an Antiope is perhaps the greatest comfort of all, in a world where women’s roles are often limited and limiting. Let us be princesses, but let us be generals too. Let us be loved by farmboys, but also by our sisters. Let us live in stories made to heal, but also in stories made to marshal bravery, fortitude, and wisdom.

"Let us keep our fairy tales, but live our lives to heights that are nothing short of mythological."

--Princess Buttercup Became the Warrior General Who Trained Wonder Woman, All Dreams Are Now Viable, by Emily Asher-Perrin
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