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19th October 2016

8:19am: 10 unusual mythological monsters
10 Awesome and Unusual Mythological Creatures

Monsters! Found this article, and I'm always in for lesser-known creatures of myth and folklore.

Got any you want to share?

18th October 2016

2:56pm: Driving chronicles
And from first 'drive to someplace,' the next day I take a trip to the bookstore, i.e. 'drive to someplace notably farther away, though town!'

Which honestly was a bit ambitious- I found one of the merges really stressful, in part because it was on a curve- but hey, taking a big leap means that now I don't feel like I'm inching forward and now town stops should feel more comfortable and naturally.

At least, that's the psychology I'm aiming for hitting ^^

17th October 2016

4:15pm: Learning to drive-
Oh hey-

I just drove to a place for the first time.

I've driven around streets for practice before, just around. Today, I went to the library. With light traffic. First time!

2nd October 2016

9:05pm: The presidential election: Burr or Jefferson?
The election between Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson is coming up.

Burr has kept his positions tight to his chest, while Jefferson has been a pretty outspoken opponent of Hamilton's policies on making a strong central government.

Burr may be a Democratic-Republican too, but he's never been an aggressive member of the party, and I think I'd prefer that to a strong anti-Federalist, so I'm leaning Burr, honestly.

What are your thoughts? Who are you supporting?

30th September 2016

2:46am: Boooo
One of my regular restaurants got rid of my fav menu item.

Now they're gonna be less regular.

I do wish there were more places that sold spicy food....

Also really glad this didn't happen when I was uber-stressing last week. Huh, I guess that recovery time was the last time I'll eat their cajun wings....

In unrelated news, went to the dentist, did have to get a crown shaved down some.

19th September 2016

4:06pm: Superpower ideas I have
Here's a couple superhero/superpower ideas I have-

The Chosen One. Her power is she's the chosen one. Of *any* prophecy or task. Yes, even if it's originally intended to be something else, she can hijack it. "Only The chosen one, who comes from the east, can defeat me..." "Well, I'm from Philly, but I'm the Chosen One, so get ready to go down!".

Teleportation, but only where they already are This superpower lets the person teleport, but only to the location they're already at.

Sounds useless? Well, imagine if you're in a jailcell. You stick your arms on the other side of the bars. You are on both sides of the cell, right? Right. So you teleport where you are and you're good to go!

Noise from behind you? You're facing the other way.

Incoming punch? Teleport so you're ducked low under it!

Wanna hit someone? Oh hey, you just teleport-rotated yourself so your overly-huge kick shot behind you is now hitting in front of you where their block isn't.

Teleportation but only where you already are.

Being very tall. This low-powered superhero has the super power of being very tall. See, they may look like they're 4'11", but they're actually tall. Very tall! They can reach stuff from the highest shelf (yes, even the stuff that's behind the other stuff. They can climb fast and jump far using their long strides. And boxing? Yeesh, it's pretty hard to fight someone who has a major reach advantage on you!

Even though they're 4'11" and their limbs don't actually extend or anything, trust me, they're very tall. It's their super power.
2:59pm: Hillary Clinton
Just so everyone knows- I am enthusiastic about voting Hillary Clinton! I am not supporting her as a second choice behind someone else, or just because her opponent is a racist strongman with horrible policies and a dangerous attitude that'd set off wars, I really do support Hillary Clinton and think she'd be great for the job, and I hope other people do too!

18th September 2016

9:08pm: The busiest of Weekends
This weekend, *every* yearly fall event I like to do decided to schedule themselves for the same weekend!

Intervention Con, Small Press Expo, Old Town Art Fair. I've had some overlap between them before, but never all three at once, and mostly just the art fair with one of the others.

Friday, InterventionCollapse )

Saturday, SPXCollapse )

Sunday, Art FairCollapse )

And that was my weekend! I'm now totally exhausted and need to spend the next few days just releasing stress chemicals, I think ^^

17th September 2016

9:11pm: I found a new kind of brain-tired
Today (and to an extent yesterday), I experienced a new kind of mental exhaustion- I could not handle questions. Even really basic stuff was kinda stressing me out.

But, like, *aside* from that I was fine (for awhile, did get tired and sink into general brain fuzz). I could think about planning my D&D campaign, socialize and talk to people, listen to stuff, and make buying decisions. From the outside, I really don't think there was any sign that I was one question away from hitting a mental brick wall.

I made the mistake of asking someone about a movie trivia game they were selling and managed to struggle through two simple movie questions.

It's weird how brain can get pinpoint exhausted.

6th September 2016

5:56am: This generation is going to grow up....
... so emotionally aware.

I've been thinking.

Millennials. They/we're growing up well to the left of the previous generation, a lot of social consciousness and such.

And what did we grow up watching? Transformers, GI Joe, original-My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sailor Moon, some Pokemon... fun stuff, but rather simplistic messages, and definitely blunt ones.

Now? We've got Steven Universe, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, Inside Out, Zootopia. Ones with much more on-point messages with subtlety.

Those shows from the 80s and 90s made the millennials. What will these shows make in 20 and 30 years?

25th August 2016

3:37pm: Hm, the benefits of a down-mood
Ok, so my last few posts have been about a down mood I've been in.

So last night I was still kinda in it, so I decided to go through some old stuff figuring I'd be in a mood to toss it rather than get distracted looking through each thing.

So, cleared several gigs worth of stuff from my harddrive (including some folders of to-be-storted stuff on the grounds of, 'If I haven't finished sorting it by now, I obviously don't care *that* much'), and a pile of magazines I should've gotten rid of ages ago.

And on top of that? Found some old art I'd never put online.

Which is.... really quite productive and useful.

Huh, I must consider the positive benefits of a sad...

24th August 2016

5:19am: Inverted Bestiary
Robin Latkovich's Inverted Bestiary

The Inverted Bestiary! I think a number of you will like this one ^^ The reverse medusa is my favorite!

21st August 2016

10:51pm: My brain is full of sad-juice
Ugh, my brain is full of sad-juice.

In that for a few days now it's wanted to stay in more melancholy, sadder mods. Dunno if it's from overdoing some things (I suspect that doing a lot of pokemon go may use up some of my brain's chemicals, I find I get into 'down' moods when I overdo it), a limit on types of info I've been taking in (by chance, my read-piles' mostly been the same stuff for about half a week, waiting for more to come out, and I've mostly just been watching Olympics), or simple things like just not enough light or unbalanced diet.

So I'm enacting system maintenance procedures- lights on full in all the rooms I'm using (also, looking at/near bright lights helps, I find), staying hydrated and fed with good nutrition stuff *especially* fruits/vegies, etc..

On the bright side, since I'm rarely in the mood for sad stuff, this has given me the chance to catch up on it... which, granted, may compound things ^^

It's not bad to be sad, just a different side of emotions.
1:27am: Deep stuff
I'm just gonna write some of my insecurities here, feel free to skip

Stuff withinCollapse )

This post brought to you by reading sad stories on tumblr ^^

19th August 2016

6:11am: Oh, I think I met a racoon!
So there I was, in a late night/early morning walk, when I heard a growl. It was dark (full moon, some streetlights not too far away, and I think maybe some early morning light, but also trees and plants).

I froze. I looked, and saw a shadow. Someone's dog got out? No, too small- fox? No, wrong sound. It growled again, and I skipped sideways (that being the most convenient 'away' direction on the road) and it backed up at the same time.

As I kept moving sideways- better to not disturb it more than needed, even though I was also quite sure it wasn't following- I mentally processed it more, and figured between the low-sounding growl and the short-but-wide form of the shadow (dark enough I really saw nothing but some of the outline), it was probably a racoon!

So we went out separate ways and I pondered that's the first time I've seen a live racoon since I've moved here!

15th August 2016

1:40am: You know...
I thought Hillary could probably win this election with the GOP's chronic problems and their possible candidates and the various weaknesses thereof.

I really didn't anticipate it'd shape up to be a race as one-sided as *this* has been going so far!

10th August 2016

11:51am: I really like Rugby Sevens in the Olympics
One thing I regularly enjoy in the Olympics is the minor and new sports.

And then they do Rugby which, ok, I've seen before... but it's Rugby *Sevens*, which is like normal Rugby but it only has two 7 minute periods so it's, like, super fast, and I didn't realize how much I'd enjoy a team sport that's only 15 minutes long til I saw it.

And they still do that thing where they lift each other up to grab the ball higher, which is fun ^^

3rd August 2016

6:46pm: I have a weird life
Go out for pokemon go, end up getting into a discussion with a stranger about banking regulation.

I suspect I am the weird one...

2nd August 2016

8:00pm: Con Conundrum
Conundrum: Intervention Con (intervention is supposed to stand for 'internet convention' to begin with but unless I use the redundant con it just sounds weird ^^) is coming up next month... as is Small Press Expo.

On the same weekend, 16-17-18 v 17-18.

Ironically this happened on Intervention's first year, but I didn't go to SPX at that point.

Now, the cons are near each other, close enough I could possibly go from one to another, but that'd involve a lot more running back and forth.

Intervention con was less-good last year than prior, but this year the guest list looks to have rebounded somewhat (Shaenon Garrity is there, and she has *great* panels), and I have high hopes for the panels. Small Press Expo doesn't have nearly as much panels so it only takes up a day to do the big dealer's room, but it'd be better to do it the first day of that one, which is right in the middle of Intervention...

I'm pretty torn!

29th July 2016

6:48pm: Ghostbusters '16
Just came back from Ghostbusters. That was a lot better than I expected!

The reviews were mixed so I went in expecting 'some good, with flaws,' and ended up pleasantly surprised.

My dad liked it a lot too.

27th July 2016

3:19am: Now that's a fun game
I'm playing a game called 'wait for a book to be placed for a non-ridiculous price on Amazon marketplace.'

There's a Pathfinder book I've wanted for awhile. Missed a chance to get a beat-up copy for cheap, then all the copies were up in 70-80 for awhile (actually out-of-print, so not as ridiculous as some, but still too much for my choice). Finally someone placed it less than that... then a day later another seller matched the price minus one center, then next day two more a bit lower, and so now I've got four pricing algorithms fighting over the price and I just watch 'em inch down til someone buys a copy.

23rd July 2016

6:10am: I Was a Giant Ship Person dream
I had a vivid/memorable fun dream!

In it, I was in a setting where sometimes there were giant people (such as myself), and we were sometimes sometimes attached naval-vessel shells (submarines, I think). Don't ask me the mechanical benefit of this, but it was a new thing and apparently it was made us pretty important. I think we were all either in a big space colony ship or going to be deployed on one too- aside from the naval ships we could hook up with, I had a beam-caster, a box-shapped thing with three emitters on one side. So sometimes we just fought as giants too? Or would, I don't think we'd been deployed.

Anyway, there I was standing at the dock (as in, I was in the water, where boats go, normal sized humans used the dry part), and my handler was having me hold out my arms so she could measure them. I pointed out that, you know how humans actually change height each day due to gravity compressing the joints in the spine? Well being a giant I'd *super* have that variability. She considered, then pffted it off, better to get some data down now anyway!

As I was finishing off getting measured, a mecha-pilot was walking down the mech. Someone who piloted an us-sized mecha being one of the few normal-sized humans it'd be remotely feasible to be in a relationship with, so I had a bit of a crush on this one- especially as he resembled Duo Maxwell (look him up).

We flirted a bit, I showed my beam-caster and he was impressed and said how badass we giants were in combat and that he was glad to fight alongside me, I blushed, etc., til another younger giant-girl came in, and she had some box-ish cybernetic attachments in her shoulders. We asked what they were for, and it turned out she was under the impression that giant people would drown almost immediately unless attached to a ship, and wanted the implants so she could breath underwater without being hooked up. Meanwhile, I had lowered myself into the water to suppress my laughter, since she was obviously from some world without oceans whereas I knew we could hold our breath much longer than normal-sizers since our lungs were so big.

My handler, without turning around, asked if she looked at me she'd see me grinning at the poor girl- the mecha pilot was also suppressing his reaction. I raised my mouth above water level and truthfully answered, 'No,' on the grounds that my grin was hidden by the water and thus not visible!

And that's where the dream ends. A pretty light-hearted fun one!

18th July 2016

9:24pm: Not the storm of the century
Thunderstorm warming, look at app. "Looks like we have time to go eat before it hits..."

Go out to eat with dad, someplace close. Wind picks up, "Whoa, the storm came *way* faster than expected! Let's bug out."

Bug out, get home just after it starts raining but before it gets too bad.

5 minutes of intense rain and wind (did fell a big branch on the street), then 30 minutes of gentler rain.

After, "We could've just waited that out at the restaurant!". Goes out to eat again.

15th July 2016

1:51am: Just checking
Who else here is into pokemon go?

12th July 2016

12:12am: The Webcomic Freefall
The webcomic Freefall, the story of an uplifted Wolf engineer and a conartist alien squid in a suit on a colony planet, has ended....

.... chapter 1. After 18 years of continuous updates!

Not exactly my definition of 'chapter,' but I was seriously worried recent 'story winding down' strips were leading to an end, so I'll take it. It's a very consistently good comic with a lot of smart stuff about ethics, artificial intelligence, what goes into making a colony, and similar.
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