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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-04-26 04:00
Security: Public
Subject: Geochronology

'The mountains near here formed when the ... Newfoundland ... microplate collided with, uhh ... Labrador.' 'Ok, now you're definitely just naming dogs.' 'Wait, no, that's actually almost correct.'

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bunsen_h posting in A filk community
User: [community profile] filk (posted by [personal profile] bunsen_h)
Date: 2017-04-25 17:49
Security: Public
Subject: FKO hotel feedback

If people want to leave comments for the FKO hotel -- regarding the hall lighting, for example -- it can be done at http://www.torontoairportwesthotel.com/contact-us/guest-feedback .  Getting your word in now (politely!) may mean that we won't have to see it next year.

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Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit
User: [personal profile] pauamma
Date: 2017-04-25 22:49
Security: Public
Tags:freedom, politics
Subject: Looking for free speech comm

Can anyone recommend good DW communities (or journals) about free speech and the politics thereof? Interests search was inconclusive, mostly leading me to fanfic comms (not that these are bad in and of themselves, but not what I was looking for). I searched for "free speech", "freedom of speech", "1st amendment", and "first amendment". Any other interest search terms I could try?

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miss_s_b posting in Dreamwidth Community Promotion
User: [site community profile] dw_community_promo (posted by [personal profile] miss_s_b)
Date: 2017-04-25 11:02
Security: Public
Subject: Do you like food? Do you like challenges?

Then maybe you will like [community profile] weekly_food_challenge! It went away for a while but now it's back!

Every Wednesday a new theme is posted. It might be an ingredient or a cuisine or something else. You then post your recipes inspired by the theme. We welcome vegetarians and other people with restricted diets. Come and join us!

ETA: I should not have constructed the title like that. Now my brain won't stop replaying the Cheezy Peaz sketch from the Fast Show... -_-"

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Humph posting in the last words
User: [community profile] endings (posted by [personal profile] spiralsheep)
Date: 2017-04-25 11:05
Security: Public
Subject: (no subject)

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synecdochic
User: [personal profile] synecdochic
Date: 2017-04-25 01:08
Security: Public
Subject: Are you the permanent home for this absolute sweetheart?

(Click any photo for a larger version!)

Hello, internet! I'm Thea. Here I am in my favorite spot (somebody's lap):

Thea in my lap looking up at the camera sleepily

I'm a female dilute calico, and the vet and the vet dentist think I'm about five years old. I grew up on the streets of Baltimore, but it's cold and lonely out there and I like people too much, so now I need a forever home! I'm an absolute sweetheart who'll be in your lap or draped over your shoulder the minute I meet you, but there's one catch: I need to be an only cat.

Thea asleep up against my legs

More about me! And more pictures! )



Does it sound like you could be my human? If so, leave a comment with your email address, and the humans will get in touch with you. (Or, you can email [personal profile] synecdochic at synecdochic@dreamwidth.org.) Anonymous comments are allowed; you don't need a Dreamwidth account. I'm in Baltimore right now, and the humans would prefer somebody within a few hours' drive or somebody who's willing to come pick me up themselves, but if you're the absolute right person to take me in, they're willing to talk about flying me to you, especially if you can pay for some or all of the costs. (Having all my teeth pulled wasn't cheap!) [EDIT: The humans have a friend who might be able to put a flight on frequent flyer miles for me, so they're willing to escort me outside the immediate area for the right home!]

I'm looking forward to finding someone I can help with everything, drape on top of, and sleep on!

(Please share this with your friends! For the first round of looking we'd prefer not much further than friends-of-friends, because we'd like to know the people she's going to or know someone who knows them, but if the first efforts don't pan out, we'll try again with a wider reach. We also already know the rescue organization we'll turn to if we can't find her a home through word of mouth, so you don't need to research rescue options for us!)

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ripe and rosy
User: [personal profile] pinesandmaples
Date: 2017-04-25 01:44
Security: Public
Tags:64˚f/ 18˚c
Subject: On another level

Sometimes, we do things that make even our deepest selves cheer with wild abandon.

In other news, I am almost certain that my semester will not end in utter ruin.

Hooray, vague!blogging.

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MM Writes
User: [personal profile] marahmarie
Date: 2017-04-25 00:25
Security: Public
Tags:???
Subject: Ooooh, this burns me up

No Sarah, no comfy midriff workout tops for us. Here's Tom Schneider to 'splain it to our pretty 'lil heads:

Mr. tells a sister how it is

Yet this is OK - though no one would wear it to a "church", "in-laws", "family gathering" or "someplace more conservative", ie "someplace where men are breathing":

Sister tells a Mr. how it is

Hypocrites, much? Every woman who uses that gym should boycott and picket it with posters like the one above - to prove a point. To address some of Mr. Tom's so-called "points":

"many folks that read my initial reply to Sarah think I'm some crazy conservative"...Naaaah, why would folks think that? Conservatives "crazy"? Why, that'd be like Trump changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Republi- OK...well, as they say, birds of a feather...

"The problem [note: he thinks there are lots of problems] is in our society we think that comfort means less."...No, "comfort" means "comfort". There's a reason we don't stuff ourselves into hot, restrictive, uncomfortable, bothersome things just to shield the Mr. Tom's of the world from dealing with where someone's sexualized-to-them bits fall on a scale of -1 to Whoa!.

"You could have easily wore a dry-wicking shirt from Nike over your sports bra [..]" In other words, if you don't have the money to buy top-of-the-line workout clothes, don't try working out.

"and been covered up"...Again, the Mr. Toms of the world suffer over how hard it is to not manufacture certain temptations and then blame other people for them, and their self-control is your problem, not theirs, so fix that up for them right quick, and get their coffee light and sweet - thanks.

"we wore the gear in Afghanistan and it got up to 120 at times."...In other words, the Army/Navy/Air Force/Marines paid for you to wear it: troops don't generally purchase their own "gear".

"The problem is, skimpy clothing for ladies and their chest hanging out in sports bra shouldn't be considered workout gear"...yet men in ballet tights, tight little swim trunks and walking around bare-chested is proof of the holy Lord moving amongst us in sacred male form or something, amirite?

"and still worked out in your yoga pants and not been hot"...Notice he's actually predicting what her body temperature in certain workout clothes will be as though he would know and telling her what to wear and not wear? Your tightly outlined butt is alright. Your any-outlined tata is not.

"....Nike makes HeatGear just for that reason...."...

It's not just a classist statement he keeps coming back to, it might be proof that besides being a sexist asshole that he also works for Nike.

"it's just like you wouldn't wear a bra to workout, right?...Wait, now it's *not* a bra? Wasn't that exactly what he was just haranguing her for...wait, it's a shirt, it's a bra, it's a shirtssiere!...(there's got to be a meme in here, somewhere)

"it's no different, but our fitness industry has made it acceptable and think it's OK, but it's really not."

...

You know what Mr. Tom, you're right: it's really not OK to run around in those obscene tights, dear little swim trunks and sweet, tartish little Scottish kilts that show off so much of that long, yummy leg, so why don't you and the entire "sports industry" knock it off? You don't want me remembering that you guys have some junk in your trunks because then you'll blame me if something goes "wrong", won'tcha...

But then I'll just turn around and blame you, because the temptation was just too damn much!

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MM Writes
User: [personal profile] marahmarie
Date: 2017-04-24 23:13
Security: Public
Tags:dreamwidth, livejournal
Subject: I accidentally part of my LJ friend's list

In looking through support requests tonight I ran across [personal profile] steve98052, which turns out to be pretty neat, because after five minutes of staring at his username I finally recalled we used to hang out on LJ. Thanks to the nature of his support request, I initially thought he was importing his LJ (but he hasn't, and to judge by things, probably won't be anytime soon) but I clicked through to make sure, only to see an empty DW.

Then I looked him up on LJ, where in fact he's still updating.

Then I checked his friends list, because it's been bugging me for weeks that I had a friend on LJ who's username I can't recall (well, half of it: I can recall half of it, but that hasn't helped) who doesn't seem to be here or there now, but once I saw Steve's name, it occurred to me I think I shared (might have even met this friend) through him. Her and wuchan (also gone) were my closest friends on LJ, and sometimes (OK, I've spent six years in this condition) I miss not having them here.

But this all went nowhere fast. Turns out, checking Steve's friend list, that I probably met him through [profile] bob_deloyd, but other than that, this was sort of just a half hour of me chasing my tail. Oh, well.

Steve's support request is interesting, though, and I'm sorry it didn't/probably won't get much attention, because his request (to find a link rewriter in the importer to point internal LJ links to corresponding internal DW links, or to write the code to do so himself, then give the code to DW!) is much needed and HE'S OFFERING TO WRITE THE FEATURE HIMSELF so why aren't we welcoming volunteer baby devs like this with open arms? It seems not having this feature might be stopping him from moving here, which is really not cool.

(Not to mention I could have SO used this feature before my own import occurred in 2010 - I had to rewrite dozens, if not hundreds, of links over the years, post by post, totally and completely by hand, with all the attendant time waste and errors that involves. It sucked.)

Not that he needs the defense, but he's a Silicon Valley (and/or) Redmond WA guy, and is pretty cool all around....which makes me think Dreamwidth can be totally at odds with what I would expect them to want to do, sometimes.

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User: [syndicated profile] redditblog_feed
Date: 2017-04-25 00:11
Security: Public
Subject: A Quick Recap of the March for Science

Posted by Staff

Three months ago, a self-described “simple peasant with a master’s degree” named u/beaverteeth92 made a passing comment, sharing their idea for a Scientists’ March on Washington. This past Saturday, that comment became a reality as 600 cities around the world participated in the March for Science.

In the lead-up to the event, many users from Reddit’s vast Science communities contributed to the organization of the March through the r/MarchForScience subreddit and AMAs with the national March organizers and Honorary Co-Chair Bill Nye.

And ICYMI, over the weekend, news outlets like MicQuartz, and VICE News covered the Reddit origins of the March for Science. The Washington Post even interviewed u/beaverteeth92.

Of course, for those of you who remember your Reddit history, the March for Science isn’t the first march to go from a casual post to Washington, DC.

Back in 2010, u/mrsammercer had an unshakeable vision for Colbert to hold a satirical rally, which soon became the “fear” side of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.

Given this historical precedent, we wanted to mark the occasion of the second large-scale, Reddit-inspired march by doing a quick recap of users’ posts from Saturday.

Some redditors shared photos of the turnout at their local marches:

A few redditors shared sightings of some familiar celebrities at the March:

(The most common sighting, however, was neither a MythBuster nor a Science Guy, but a man named Rick Sanchez, who appeared simultaneously in Chicago, DC, and London.)

As the day went on, we saw hundreds of subreddits participating in the March in their own unique ways, regardless of their usual community focus. Here are just a few we spotted:

Want to see more photos from the March for Science? r/pics has added some handy flair to make its posts easily searchable here

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exclamation points! posting in Dreamwidth Community Promotion
User: [site community profile] dw_community_promo (posted by [personal profile] aroceu)
Date: 2017-04-24 16:27
Security: Public
Tags:fandom_book, fandom_movie
Subject: HOGWARTS HOUSES


GO SORT YOURSELF!

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kayim posting in Dreamwidth Community Promotion
User: [site community profile] dw_community_promo (posted by [personal profile] kayim)
Date: 2017-04-24 18:09
Security: Public
Tags:fandom_book, fandom_tv
Subject: Rocinante

I swore I didn't want to mod another community, but I couldn't hold out any longer. I needed a place to squee, so please come and join me!


[community profile] rocinante 
For all of your Expanse squee, whether it's about the books, the TV series,
the amazing Belter language, or about the actors themselves.
 

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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-04-24 04:00
Security: Public
Subject: ISS Solar Transit

I guess it's also the right setting for pictures of the Moon at night.

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let me hear your voice tonight
User: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Date: 2017-04-24 10:26
Security: Public
Subject: (no subject)

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jennandanica posting in Dreamwidth Community Promotion
User: [site community profile] dw_community_promo (posted by [personal profile] jennandanica)
Date: 2017-04-24 09:37
Security: Public
Tags:adult_content, rpg
Subject: RPG Citadel



Genre: Celebrity BDSM RPS
Name: Citadel
Contact: the mods - [personal profile] jennandanica, [personal profile] fiercy and [personal profile] alley_oops
Main Comm: Citadel
Minimum Age Requirement: 18+
Deadline: None

More Information on the Game )



Current Pups (Already Taken) )

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timetobegin posting in Dreamwidth Community Promotion
User: [site community profile] dw_community_promo (posted by [personal profile] timetobegin)
Date: 2017-04-24 19:33
Security: Public
Subject: two comms


[community profile] capshare
share those caps collecting dust on your harddrive!


[community profile] iconthat - Come join icon that a challenge community for icons!

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Effing posting in Dreamwidth Community Promotion
User: [site community profile] dw_community_promo (posted by [personal profile] effingunicorns)
Date: 2017-04-24 01:58
Security: Public
Tags:fandom_anime, fandom_manga
Subject: calling all Yu Yu Hakusho nerds

In an attempt to consolidate the fandom where I can, I've created [community profile] yu_yu_hakusho for lovers of the classic manga and anime! All fannish content is welcome, and there may be group activities in the near future depending on what sort of traffic we get, so don't hesitate to drop in.

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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-04-24 00:00
Security: Public
Subject: now you can get all those "paper street" jokes people make

archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - search - about
April 24th, 2017next

April 24th, 2017: I am in Alaska! IT IS GORGEOUS!! Everyone come here, it's great!

– Ryan

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let me hear your voice tonight
User: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Date: 2017-04-23 20:51
Security: Public
Subject: (no subject)

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let me hear your voice tonight
User: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Date: 2017-04-23 18:25
Security: Public
Subject: brains why do they seriously

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