The Expanse - icons

Apr. 26th, 2017 01:26 pm
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I've made two posts with icons from The Expanse. Below are some samples:

Icons are [here] and [here]
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'Dramatic new discoveries illuminate the lost Indus civilization'

An interesting article about the Indus Valley civilization and climate change.

'Then, at the height of Indus urbanization, when the region's cities were growing the largest they had ever been, climate disaster struck. The life-giving monsoons weakened starting in roughly 2200 BCE. Drought crept into some regions, while others were relatively unaffected. And yet the Indus settlements survived for centuries afterward. Writing in Current Anthropology, the researchers say this is why the story of the Indus region "provides a unique opportunity to understand how an ancient society coped with both diverse and varied ecologies as well as change in the fundamental and underlying environmental parameters."'

Los alambres de nuestra especie.

Apr. 26th, 2017 05:06 pm
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a la tierra nos arrojaron para construir el infierno
y entre las celdas más calurosas de la cárcel
andan cuerpos sin mañana 
pero con el aura despierta

los presos saltan y juegan 
sin llorar por el encierro
la cárcel es el mecenas
que paga los interés de todas las deudas
un chiste macabro de quienes tienen
el corazón impotente de poesía
esos que organizan 
una pelea eterna entre los mismos presos
para disfrutar desde el palco la orgía del castigo.

Good News

Apr. 26th, 2017 12:13 pm
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Good news includes all the things which make us happy or otherwise feel good. It can be personal or public. We never know when something wonderful will happen, and when it does, most people want to share it with someone. It's disappointing when nobody is there to appreciate it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our joys and pat each other on the back.

What good news have you had recently? Are you anticipating any more?

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Apr. 26th, 2017 06:13 pm
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kjsodifjoisdhfhwoejsd. !!!! \o/ \o/ \o/

1. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Ding won his quarter final. Against Ronnie O'Sullivan. And it was amazing. It was actually basically fine, but it felt difficult and painful because Hendry kept saying 'I think this is the biggest test of his career' and 'O'Sullivan has gone favourite in this match for me' and 'if he doesn't clear up from here I can't see him winning this match' and he means it LOVINGLY, but it's AWFUL. And I so nearly gave up on it and had to leave, and I did spend one whole frame watching the match on the other table instead, and just listening to the noises from the crowd on Ding's table to let me know it was going okay, which is the mark of Caring Too Much. Esp. considering it's only a quarter.

2. Ding and John are both in semi finals, and I have THREE MORE DAYS of snooker to care about and I get to care about BOTH matches. Ding probably won't win his, it's against Selby who he lost to in the final last year. And John ought to win his, which is almost more difficult because he probably still won't. But possibly it doesn't matter.

3. The most important thing isn't even that Ding won, it's that when he won Ronnie just held him for a while in front of everyone and looked at him with wonder. He gave him a hug and talked low in his ear, which was loveliness enough, but then when Ding went to move away, Ronnie, kind of just couldn't let go of him and held him there for ages talking to him about how brilliant and beautiful he is, and I genuinely thought it might last forever. And because the crowd is loud, the talking after a match is always really close in, and he was talking right against Ding's skin, and I know I talk about how much Hendry loves Ding, but Ronnie loves Ding SO MUCH, and it was just delightful.

4. Hazel calls Ding 'Junhui' which is nice, because the commentators don't, and it's a bit odd that they don't. They call everyone else by both first names and surnames interchangeably. There's only really Ding and Liang that they know well from China, and they do call Liang 'Wenbo' quite often now. I think 'Ding' is just a lovely name, I think that's why they stick with it more.

5. The last time they cuddled like that was when Ding was crying because he was scared at the masters, and Ronnie just looked after him and has looked after him ever since then, and Ding has never beaten him since then because he loved him too much, and Hazel was all 'well this is an important moment in their relationship' and kajsdoifjoeijsdsd. Then Ding came and did an interview that was just about how he loves Ronnie and how Ronnie said nice things to him and how he feels good.

6. Ding's second round match and quarter final match would both have made amazing finals. His semi is also going to be nearly impossible. He is just the unluckiest of unlucky people. Selby hasn't even been tested yet. Maybe he'll fall apart the moment he is.

7. lkfdsjaoidjfoiejsdfspdof s. KJOISd. .

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Apr. 26th, 2017 07:19 pm
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There's a Kingsman community here on DW now! *squee* Just in time for the release of the official trailer for Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle. Which I found yesterday and have watched about twenty times since. *g*

[community profile] kingsmantailors - it's newly created and of course still empty yet, so please come over and join. It would be so awesome to have some Kingsman fanworks or discussion here on Dreamwidth!

Doctor Aphra #4

Apr. 27th, 2017 01:01 am
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'There’s a British TV show called “Fleabag.” Aphra is a bit like “Fleabag,” but in the Star Wars Universe. “Fleabag” is about this woman in her 20s who is just this moral monster. The stuff she does is utterly unforgivable, but also very funny to watch.' -- Kieron Gillen

Read more... )

Why awake??

Apr. 27th, 2017 02:46 am
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I really dunno. I have a headache from playing a game (it's a problem I have with some games, mainly first person shit but not always, woe), so it might just be my brain went splat, but more probably I am just a dumb. *sighs*

Didn't do much in the way of homework today, either. But I did watch the lectures I missed, so that's something! (The nice thing about watching them at home is I can pause them when I'm getting sleepy and take a nap! The bad thing about watching them at home is they take much longer than they take at uni...)

I'mma turn thirty in a couple of hours. Technically it's my birthday *right now*, but I won't feel like it is until after I wake up, hahaha. I was born at some ridiculous time of morning, so yeah. Nothing much planned, though we are going out to dinner at a duck restaurant. :9 (Yes, apparently all they cook is duck.) Sibling's been there before and... knows someone who knows the owner or something?? IDK, Sibing's whole social network thing is massive and terrifying, and I don't understand it at all. Anyway, I like duck, but Mama doesn't, so since she's in India at the moment it's an A++ opportunity for the rest of us to go there. |D So, looking forward to that!

Taking care of the body

Apr. 26th, 2017 11:53 am
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Hello fellow Bodies in Motion! Wondering about your stories of healing and recovery. I'm on the road back from a long layoff from running related to overtraining and muscle imbalance, and a major rock fall last September. Without getting into the details of the problems (long, boring, trust me), I finally owned that I'm getting older and simply taking a few months off with stretching just won't cut it anymore. That was a long road of getting past depression of not being able to move the way I wanted, at the speed and with the power I used to.

I hate it when I get the advice from medical professionals or massage therapists to not run, not push it, perhaps take it easier - I found the right mix of body work with an acupuncturist. After a few months of work with her, and on my own (stretching, rolling muscles, and pushing tennis balls into my trigger points at home), I'm now able to do some walk-running, body weight exercises, and the occasional short dyno at the rock gym. I also got outside to lead a few easy sport routes over Easter weekend. I used to be too proud to mix running into my walking, wouldn't climb routes I thought were beneath me, and didn't think strength training had a place in improving my climbing (totally bought into "if you want to climb, then climb!") In short, I was holding myself back with standards that my injured self couldn't meet, standards that were arbitrarily set. After letting them slack a bit, I realized how much I really can do after all, and that I'm on the road back to where I want to be.

What are your stories of breaking and rebuilding? What personal myths did you need to overcome?
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Comment below with your seat predictions for the general election, in the following format, where x is your prediction:
Alliance 0 > x
Conservative 330 > x
DUP 8 > x
Green 1 > x
Independent 4 > x
Labour 229 > x
Liberal Democrat 9 > x
Official Monster Raving Loony 0 > x
Plaid Cymru 3 > x
Sinn Fein 4 > x
SDLP 3 > x
SNP 54 > x
Speaker 1 > x
UKIP 1 > x
UUP 2 > x
Others 0 > x

Total 649* > 650
The winner gets nothing but boasting rights and glory. Sorry; I'm both skint and disorganised, so arranging actual physical prizes is beyond my capabilities at the mo. And yes, I'm going to put my pixels where my mouth is. my prediction under the cut )

* NB: total is currently 649 because of the death of Gerald Kaufman.
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App-based guides for games like Fifa targeted more than 500,000 users with malware, a cyber-security company says.
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The sunscreen in the jar has separated a little -- but not into layers. It's clustered the oils around the zinc. This is acceptable.

And, as promised, a list of SPF values for oils, from 'How to Make Natural Sunscreen Lotions' by Miriam Kinai.

I am assuming the range of numbers for any one oil/substance has to do with differences in processing. for length, behind cut )

will it *ever* stop raining?

Apr. 26th, 2017 11:06 am
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Robert Reich: The first 100 days: Trump and the degradation of the American presidency.

The urgency of ethnic nationalism.

Fairytale princess by choice: Melania's photography says more about her than she might expect. An analysis of her shared photos in the past few years. Has this woman ever sat under a tree, or taken a photo that wasn't through a window? And what's with the masterpiece professionally built sand castle for Barron -- when he was 6, why didn't anyone let him build his own sand castle?

That shirt's not from Adrienne Vitttadini Studio: it's one of Ivanka's, sold under another name to a larger retail store where a customer spat on one that was in her own name.

The EPA wants to know: what do you think about scrapping air quality and radiation rules? Tell them. There are links.

Trump wants to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities -- judge says no way. Note that there are few to no Democratic judges any more -- these are Republican-appointed Republican judges standing up to him.

Is this the end of foreign aid as we know it?

The media bubble -- what it is, where it is, why it is, and more.

How do you find a prospective spouse if you're Muslim? Halal dating.

It's not everywhere -- it's not in enough places yet -- but here's a start to changing building codes to suit tiny houses.

The Axis and the Sycamore. I cannot tell you how much I love this article that connects the earth, ecology and the Axial Age when ideas sprang up and spread -- because we are in a second Axial Age now.

And howevermuch I might complain about rain, the desert is blooming.
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