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2017-09-22 01:26 am

Five good things

Yeah, I'm back on this.

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2017-09-21 01:36 am


Gonna have to continue with the fitness/ diet regimen, because I really HAVE to dress up as Mockingbird next year.

ETA: just started on her title, devouring it. Highly recommended. Art note: Male gaze in the New Avengers Civil War/ Secret Invasion story arc was like a jackhammer thudding against the eyes, but this, even though it's ALL THE SILICONE CHEESECAKE FOREVER and quite purdy, feels so much better. I need to deepen my understanding of art.
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2017-09-19 04:24 pm

Dear ADD: when I say, "Fuck me to tears," it's not a request

I misread the schedule. (Well. Maybe. Work is known to slam people's schedules and not tell them. That just makes it my responsibility to not treat work as trustworthy, though. They are my employer, they get to do what they want.)

I had YESTERDAY off, not today, and I worked it. They really, really needed the coverage, though.

I feel like crying. I really, really needed a day off...

This, this is when I hate it when people say ADD is only an excuse for selfish laziness. Because it hurts me, too. I care about my days off. I need them.
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2017-09-19 12:28 pm

Dear bitch grader;

I'm sorry, I know you WANT me to put a bullet in my brain and save this company from my wanton and cruel depredations, but I really haven't the time right now.

Also, wouldn't it be more efficient to copy and paste "I don't like you and I don't like grading for this client," 25 times? Grow the hell up and think about the "why" of your job and whether your current approach is helpful.
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2017-09-18 04:12 pm

Line deleted from an e-mail

"Oh, no, 'dollface' is fine. I am what I eat, after all."

Because I think only my daughter and son-in-law, and maybe 'Cap (yay, spider!), get the whole "Addams Family" schtick where I pretend to be vigorously and ineffectively denying that I am secretly a monster...

Which is so meta, since "vigorously and ineffectively denying that I am a monster" is pretty much--- well, it's my life.
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2017-09-18 03:37 pm

Fanfic I'll never write...

Little Eddie Scissorhands.

Because how do you go from the monstrous detachment of regarding your experimental subjects as things you can just graft knives to (because you can! Because science!) to the obviously-loved, if affection- and company-starved creature found at the beginning of the movie?

I mean, the obvious choice is the boy was a rescue from a different mad scientist-engineer, but I just don't have the skill to imagine the interesting path...
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2017-09-16 04:51 pm

The plan

Applied for a zero-interest card for balance transfer. Received it, to my shock. It does not cover my highest-interest debt.

However, it covers my SECOND-highest-interest debt. So, I will use it to pay that, plus bring another card down to <30% of the limit, which will put me in a position to pay that card off in about six tight-belted weeks, enhancing my credit and giving me wiggle room if I need to not pay that minimum. I will also change the annual services I pay for to save money (Marvel, music pass) to that card's number, just in case. I will then send the card to a trusted friend (so I can have it in case of emergencies) and focus on paying down my highest-interest debt in stack/ snowball fashion. (The above plan will have that card below .30 of limit, also, one may hope, enhancing credit.)

I think this sounds like a good plan, but if you see a major flaw in it, or have hints/ a better idea, please let me know.
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2017-09-15 11:56 pm

This is just to say

...I love my new Avengers "sleep pants."
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2017-09-14 10:27 pm

Ridiculously stoked

Lifehacker took my comment and turned it into an article today!
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2017-09-14 02:26 pm

OMG, WHY didn't I see that before?

The ruby slippers of OZ are a metaphor for personal sexuality. You can't give it away, and you shouldn't try. Assholes covet its power and recognize it long before you do. Using it before you have discovered your own inner strength and learned to defend your boundaries is a very bad idea indeed. And it fucks right off if you go back to Kansas.
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2017-09-13 01:25 pm

Phrase turns to use (Bulwer-Lytton award consideration)

"He lingers in my head, like a reeking, months-old entree in the back of the fridge that's stored in Tupperware too expensive to throw out, yet so intimidating to clean. I'll get to exorcising that demon on a stronger-stomached day."


The agony of Noah, choosing which of his beloved thylacine family pets make the cut, and which ones will die.
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2017-09-13 01:42 am

Someone is WRONG on the INTERNET

But speaking of Ms. Spoon-Draining Internet Stranger, she seems to be questioning not only that POC's have a reason to feel scared and angry in the U.S.A. today, but that racism or slavery was a problem in the past. I... just.. I don't know where to begin. Miss you, [personal profile] netmouse. I hope you get better soon, we need someone to fight for truth, justice, and the REAL American way, and I am but an egg...
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2017-09-13 12:44 am

Also: touch the puppet head

Memo to myself: today was an incredibly draining and frustrating day.* I am very depressed. But I will be just as depressed if I curl into a ball and play stupid video games like I want to let myself do, and if I exercise and make crafts and get shit done and learn stuff and make my apartment orderly, maybe that will make Friday less depressing. So I'm going to try. One foot in front of the other and maybe freezing to death will be more pleasant over there after I have eaten the sled dogs.

*Woes behind cut, because they don't matter:
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2017-09-13 12:36 am

Uncategorized thoughts

1. Guys, lay off off of whoever writes Ted Cruz's Twitter. Gasp, some men like porn. Gasp, some politicians are hypocrites. And seriously, have I told you about the time my cat jumped on my phone and and followed my ex's mother's Twitter? I'm just glad it was the ex's mom who doesn't want a thing to do with me, rather than the one who literally prays that I come to Jesus through total obedience and devotion to her, the [gag] "Beloved Reverend Mother," so she can kill my cat and confiscate my children's property... ugh. But, you know, smartphone fails happen, hacks happen... porn-watching happens.

2. Focusing on this is pure distraction politics. Cruz's base is largely male, and the women in his base are probably pretty aware of of the likelihood that any high-level American politician cheats aggressively and egregiously, so mayyybe .01% of his base would be alienated, even if he were (perhaps somewhat hypocritically) enjoying porn. But you know what? Let's focus on the fact that the man's agenda is, I dunno, evil?
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2017-09-11 02:49 pm

My faaaaaiiir lady.

Alt title: Here comes the candle to light you to bed/ Here comes an asshole to sleep on my head...

I do a lot of planking these days. My cat has come into the habit of weaving under me, tail up, like some weird game of London Bridge/ the Bells of St. Clements.

My point is, I need to get a camera stand so I can get video of this, before she realizes that now is an ideal time to sleep upon my bum.
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2017-09-11 03:08 am

Something very telling about my rapist...

... I don't know what it says.

He told me once that his great, original idea for a comic book villain was a guy who thought he was a hero, doing the right thing.

I don't know if this meant he believed in the magic of intent.

I don't know if this meant he knew he was doing wrong all along.

I don't know... it may just have meant that he wasn't too bright, or that he didn't have any grasp at all of human nature when he didn't have his darkweb coaches calling the plays (God help me. They have--- or, I hope, had--- forums for rape and childrape support. Ugh).

It's been going through my head a lot lately, and I don't know why.
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2017-09-10 08:20 pm

A thought fit for Tumblr

"Cats often show people who live with them [ðɛr] assholes" works with any form of their/ they're/ there, but the third spelling makes you look a bit like a hillbilly talking about feline tribal display options.
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2017-09-10 06:27 pm

Gato sin la lluvia

My cat adores Taylor Swift and will into the room and immediately assume full meatloaf position when I play her, but Rocio Durcal (whom I unashamedly worship) pisses her the hell off.

I wonder if that's covered by veterinary insurance?
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2017-09-10 02:37 pm

Racking my brain for the cultural touchstone here

Another day off, whoo!

And on Nextdoor, someone's advertising for a one-day gig moving boxes into a truck. I'd get exercise, possible pay, social practice, and be a net positive in someone's life. It's only a three-mile walk, super-doable.

But body is saying NO. I feel very, very tired and collapse-prone. I'd be more skeptical of body, but I literally lost 5 pounds for no discernible reason between yesterday's and today's weigh-in. So I'm going to eat and lie down for a bit and see if I have more energy later.
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2017-09-09 07:53 pm

Nutritional hypothesis

Do you know, the caloric content of human nervous system is approximately equal to its RDA for caloric intake?

NO! STOP! DROP THE SPOON AND STEP AWAY FROM THE SAT FAT SOURCE! I'm just saying that it's kind of neat that your body's needs are roughly balanced with your brain's resources.