⌈ Secret Post #3829 ⌋
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Pick any story I've written, or, in the case of my longer, chaptered works, any chapter from any story I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.
I'm happy to babble on whatever for however long, seriously. My other occupations right now are watching voice actors play D&D and reading dense semiclassical mechanics theory papers. My fic is here on the AO3.
First, the comics are no diagnostic tool, so please take them with a grain of salt. Second, there is no medical condition called “emo phase” but what can seem like “an emo phase” can actually be depression acting out. If you feel the symptoms of depression you should try your best to see a doctor or professional about this. I understand that in some countries this is easier or less expensive than others. But depression is sometimes not just depression and is actually connected to larger medical problems. Dismissing people’s pain as an “Emo phase” does nothing for them and stops them from seeking the help they need.
It’s no surprise that a comic book based on the classic whodunnit board game Clue is outlandishly silly—after all, just like the beloved movie, it’s hard to take the fact you’re an adaptation of a board game with any sense of seriousness. IDW’s new Clue series rolls with that, and takes it a step further with several…
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There are few items that have had a larger effect on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise than the Sony Walkman. While its presence in the studio’s films is played up largely for laughs and character work, the Walkman and the music held on its cassettes have profoundly shaped the look and feel of the movies.
After we were compared to dogs urinating on fire hydrants when we edited stories, in an internal report that called for the elimination of "low-value editing" and made it all but clear which stages of editing this referred to — so much so that it became a running joke among the copy desks for months ("How's the low-value editing going in your section today?") — along with the report's implication that copy editing was merely finding "easily identifiable errors, such as spelling and grammar mistakes";After some of us were recruited for "editing tests" to streamline the process, or, as it turned out, figure out how to make our own jobs obsolete;
After we were told that to remain employed, we would have to apply for new "strong editor" positions meant to be a hybrid of the two types of editors at The Times, backfielders and copy editors, and realized only copy editors had to be reevaluated categorically;
After we were told that this "restructuring" would also reduce our numbers by more than half;
After completing a first round of interviews, some held by interviewers who clearly had not even read our résumés and cover letters, and competing against the very colleagues we are leaning on in these times;
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You think our galaxy is special? Ha. Our boring pinwheel of gas and dark matter might be a nice hangout for humans. But 750 or so million light years away, there’s an elliptical galaxy, Galaxy 0402+379, whose two supermassive black holes are orbiting each other from a distance of only 24 or so light years. Their…
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With so many iterations of Peter Parker in comics, cartoons, movies, games, and more, the moment a radioactive spider bites the young student while on a field trip is burned into the minds of anyone who is even vaguely familiar with Spider-Man. That doesn’t stop Marvel’s new Spidey cartoon from revisiting it.
Even though Batman’s rogues gallery is a horde of murderous lunatics, you always get the sense that Batman himself is never in any real danger from them. They’re fixated with him. They want him around. But what if Batman came face to face with a true hunter singularly obsessed with killing him?
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Pinch Hit #5: 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS, Big Bang (Band), GOT7, Topp Dogg (Band)
CLAIMED - Pinch Hit #6: The Vampire Diaries (TV), DC Cinematic Universe, Fast and the Furious Series, Vantage Point (2008), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV), Bourne (Movies)
( Pinch Hit #14: 文豪ストレイドッグス | Bungou Stray Dogs, Death Note (Anime & Manga), Final Fantasy XV, Loveless, Mystic Messenger (Video Game), Naruto, Togainu no Chi )
Supervillains have seized power many times over the past several decades. Sometimes they simply want domination, or they employ military might to eliminate those they hate or fear. Sometimes, it’s even worse. Our current government may not be hunting the X-Men (at least not yet) but it shouldn’t surprise you to learn…
- I think I had the best cauliflower gratin ever on Monday. I was at our largest hospital for a day-long HR course so finally got to eat at the cafeteria there (I regularly browse the menus, they're that delicious-looking). I should have had two orders. Made me think of all the times I've been in England and gone to museum cafes--quite often I'd find some kind of cauliflower gratin dish on the menu and always got it. But man, this one was good, melting soft inside and crispy cheesy crust.
- Today is Indian cauliflower soup day! One bowl for lunch and one bowl ready to take home for dinner tonight.
- Badge pay is down, but our cafe people are so awesome they're letting us write down our badge numbers with our charges and they're going to batch enter them later.
- I finally found Rainier cherries at the grocery store! Seems late this year.
- It was biscuits with gravy breakfast today. I've been eating too many carbs and junk lately (puts my fasting BGs usually between 110 and 120, which is still OK but it's top of the OK range). So I spent the drive in to work discussing with myself how I was not going to have biscuits and gravy. Apparently not in the mood to listen to myself today but I did only eat a half a biscuit, which is actually my norm.
- I have been doing a comparison of Vegemite and Marmite the past week. I usually eat Vegemite but when I went to World Market a few weeks ago to get a jar, they were all out on account of a big sale on Vegemite so I had to get Marmite. Vegemite is now back in stock and I decided I'd better analyze them scientifically. Results below.
Vegemite Vs. Marmite
Color: Vegemite is quite a bit darker than Marmite. Marmite takes on a bit of a golden brown color after you spread it on your buttered toast.
Consistency: Marmite is thinner and melts more nicely. Vegemite maintains its dark color and is a little less melty.
Smell: Vegemite smells darker though both are rather sharp, salty smells, which makes sense since it's fermented yeast products.
Taste: I'm thinking the Vegemite tastes a little more intense than the Marmite.
Comparison of flavor when adding jam to the butter/yeast extract mix: TBD
Conclusion: Both are delicious though Marmite is prettier. Spread Vegemite on one half of my English muffin and Marmite on the other half.
And tomorrow is my Friday since I have actual Friday off :-)
Remember back when Rob Thomas said that the end of season three of iZombie would reset the series? And that there was a major reveal cut from the season finale and saved for the season four premiere, even though the cast and crew didn’t know for sure if they’d get one? Well, I think we have our answers.
Over the course of Secret Empire, we’ve seen Stevil Rogers toy and play with the heroes of the Marvel Universe—from corrupting the Avengers, to wielding Mjolnir for his own. In his rise to dictatorship Steve has done all he can to twist his old life into a tool of Hydra... and now he’s planning to do it with the…
Worst thing that happened today: I forgot my glasses on the counter by the mirrors in the ladies' toilets at Birmingham New Street Station. I realised this at exactly the moment my train to London was moving away from the platform.
Best thing that happened today: I received an e-mail alert titled "hggggggfgfg", which I assumed meant, "ALERT: Engineer's Cat Has Walked Across Their Keyboard." It was later claimed that this alert was issued because of "testing", which I can only mean "testing for robustness of cat-proof-ness", a test which the system has surely failed.
In conclusion, I give you the most recent studio portraits that nursery had done of the children (late April).
[Studio portrait of Humuhumu and Keiki smiling together. Humuhumu has her peach-framed glasses on.]