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Lindy Mechefske claims to be doing an anthology of trans people's stories [Facebook link]. Of course, it includes this charmer:
We’d love to include some before and after photos.


In addition, I left two comments:

The first comment asked if they were planning on paying contributors. The answer was an equivocal "If there's any way to do this, yes." My second comment said that Mechefske ought to include information about the fact of payment (or non-payment) in the submissions guidelines so that people would know what they were getting into; that comment has been deleted. There was at least one other comment asking about payment, which has been deleted.

In conclusion: stay the hell away from this project. It smells rotten.

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Jun. 28th, 2017 10:22 pm
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So a little over a year ago I made a Dark Angel vid solely for my own amusement, and it turned out pretty good. There was one clip--an important clip, probably the most important clip--that I just could not get to come out in anything but the most abysmal, muddy quality, no matter what I tried, so I didn't post it, resolving to fix this issue somehow, someday. I now accept that that's never going to happen, so here's the vid, bad clip and all. But the rest of it is pretty good! (Well, the overall quality isn't great because the show is from 2001. But you know. Pretty good.)

Title: Stuck to You
Artist: Nikka Costa
Fandom: Dark Angel
Size: 55 MB
Content notes/warnings: No standard warnings apply. If you need to know about anything else, just ask.
Summary: Max and Alec: best friends forever.

Download here

Also on AO3

streaming and lyrics )
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This is interesting, because technically I have no songs "to drive to" because I don't drive. Haven't had a license in 30 years. I do, however, have a Road Trip playlist on Spotify, which I acquired for my trip to Escapade 2016 when a friend drove me. So I put together a list of several hours' worth of reasonably high-energy high-volume no-deep-thoughts songs. I'm not going to list them all, though.

Highway to Hell | Louie Louie | Blitzkrieg Bop | All Revved Up with No Place to Go | Down Under | Rebel Rebel | Trigger Happy | Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) | Footloose | Sister Christian

Wayne's World gave us the definitive driving song )

Meme list
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Title: A Moment of Weakness
Fandom - Pairing: Final Fantasy VIII - Irvine/Zell
Length: 1079 words
Summary: “Oh wow, Zell, look!” Selphie said, bouncing in her seat and tugging on Zell’s arm. “A festival! They’re having a festival! I can see it from here!”
Content Notes: Romance, banter
Author Notes: Written for the 'outdoor music festival' square of my [community profile] fffc card.

A Moment of Weakness )

Unfuck tomorrow morning

Jun. 28th, 2017 09:00 pm
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  • Wash the dishes in your sink
  • Get your outfit for tomorrow together, including accessories
  • Set up coffee/tea/breakfast
  • Make your lunch
  • Put your keys somewhere obvious
  • Wash your face and brush your teeth
  • Take your medication/set out your meds for the morning
  • Charge your electronics
  • Pour a little cleaner in the toilet bowl (if you don’t have pets or children or sleepwalking adults)
  • Set your alarm
  • Go to bed at a reasonable hour
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Today was the big day: we signed the contract with an assisted living facility and got the keys to her room. We can start moving things in immediately, she takes up residence July 12, two weeks from today.

Update re beds: D has decided she wants her full bed in there, at least to start, so it looks like we're not getting a temporary or new bed at this time. Thanks everyone for your suggestions! They were very helpful! Also, she has a week to change her mind about this plan.

After the signing, which was a 2+ hour process, we went out for lunch, then adjourned to her place and measured furniture.

Due to dealing with her move, I'm going to be somewhat hosed over the next two weeks. (If you have a favorite moving company that does small moves on the North Shore, feel free to mention in the comments. I have two recs already, but I could stand to get quotes from one or two more. Also, I feel nervous about trying to book movers in 14 days or less, so want a pool of leads at hand.)

I was hoping to get at least one post out this month, but right now I'm so exhausted I can't see straight, and I have lots of patients tomorrow and part of Friday, which is the last day of the month. We'll see.

The good news is that in the middle of July, whatever my availability had been, it (knock on wood) should be substantially improved. Not only will we be getting D settled, I have a bunch of patients all going on protracted vacations, so my clinical caseload will be temporarily lightened.

Once D is moved, we'll need to start worrying about what to do with her house, but there's no urgency on that. I think that while there's some minimal stuff that we'll get out of the way, G and I are planning on taking a nice break from Dealing With Things And Evacuating Houses for a little while.

Of course, all that goes out the window if D's health takes a turn for the worse – or for that matter if any other emergencies emerge. But right now I'm hopeful that later this coming month I'll be able to be around more and be shoving more posts out the door. Here's hoping.

What I'm Doing Wednesday

Jun. 28th, 2017 08:12 pm
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Harry Potter Day (HP20) was Monday, so I cracked open the first volume and reread some of it. I'd forgotten about McGonnagal trying to argue Dumbledore out of leaving H with the Dursleys after she'd done all the Dursley recon that Dumbledore chose not to. *imagines a verse where she and her extended family raised Harry in Scotland, reading to him from Hogwarts: a History every night of his wee childhood and putting him on a training broom at age 3* She would have been the best gran ever. (I don't suppose this exists, does it?)

Vol gig continues, and lately I've been getting to use my atrophied Spanish skills. Luckily, most Spanish-speakers know a little English or have a bilingual kid with them, so together we've managed to get their questions answered and I've learned some new words. I'm also finding it interesting how often people approach me for help rather than the actual employees. I mean, they don't know I'm a volunteer instead of an employee. Maybe I look especially harmless? Happy to be there? IDK.

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I'm working on an epic something for Independence Day and I am so excited! I forget how much I love turning a photo into a 3D yarn thing. Also, this has been super-therapeutic against this week's horrible news cycle.

art community plug!
ICYMI: the brilliant and talented [personal profile] goss & [personal profile] mific have launched [community profile] drawesome, a comm for drawing fanart. Yay art! <3

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Jun. 28th, 2017 08:06 pm
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Thin moon dodging clouds.

Back from NJ/NY

Jun. 28th, 2017 03:07 pm
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I made it through Contata. Yea. Got through 2 concerts Friday night before lack of sleep caught up with me.

Interruption in Cantata story. The reverse mortgage is progressing. I have an appointment with an appraiser on Wednesday 7-5. If all goes as expected, Contata will be the last time I take a flight I don't like to save money. Today I began making plans for my next 3 cons by making hotel reservations, and I made them for Thursday through Monday for OVFF and GAFilk. Reasons. 1. So I can enjoy the Friday activities and have a day to adjust. 2. So maybe I can do some touristy stuff, or go to Thursday night circles if there are any. 3. So I can volunteer to get bumped if I have the opportunity, although that one's iffy, because the Thursday night hotel reservation would be within 24 hours, and I'd lose that. They'd have to offer a bribe worth $5-600 for it to work out. Still, it's a possibility.

I made hotel reservations for those two plus MileHiCon today.

I'll have more to say about all that later. Back to Contata. Saturday, I went to lunch with a friend. The Chinese restaurant across the street was slightly above average. Later I went to dinner with 2 other friends, who were so kind as to buy me dinner. I had a truly wonderful lamb shank with rice. I attended most of the GoH concert, which was great. I bought a couple of CDs of Glen Raphael, whose Friday concert was a riot. I did a little playing in the evening, thanks to loan of a guitar and, later, a uke. I really didn't feel like doing a large amount of playing. I felt more like listening. And there was plenty to listen to.

Sunday is kind of a blur in my mind. I sold all the filk CDs I brought to one of the dealers. I think I went to one of the concerts. I was up until 4 AM Saturday night, so the concerts started just a bit early for me. I went to eat with 3 friends, at a place called The Famished Frog. It was very nice. I went to the dead dog with a mind to just listen, and that's what I did. There were some wonderful people there I don't get to hear as often as I'd like to.

At future filk cons, my plan is to have instruments and money to spend.

That will be nice.

More on my plans: people have been very kind to me. In return, I'm hoping to use some of the extra money I'll have for things like kickstarters, just generally being kind to people, and so on. For one, I'm REALLY hoping to help my housemates find a way to get their own place. I'm hoping they can, with 3 jobs between them now, begin to save some money. It's not going to be easy, because they have an eviction on their record. Still, I remain optimistic.

Monday after the con I took a train into Penn Station. On the train, I researched restaurants, and discovered the Carnegie Deli, where I went just last year, is gone. The Stage Deli, which I remember from 1993, has been gone for years. However, the 2nd Ave. Deli, a favorite since '78, is back from the dead. On my way, I stopped at a self-serve post office and got a large Priority box. There was no tape, so I kept walking. A FedEx store across the street had tape for $8. I kept walking. A Staples had small rolls of tape for $2. Bought that, got to a real post ofice a short distance away, and mailed a box of stuff (mostly laundry) to myself. Lunch at 2nd ave. deli was fantastic. I took a long walk towards the MOMA, but my feet were hurting, so I got on the subway instead, and went to LGA a few hours early. Got home about 2 AM Tuesday morning.

Almost caught up on sleep. Sort of napping now. Went to dentist today. Tomorrow going to a house concert. Then spending a few days getting ready for my own house concert on Monday.
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DEAR ABBY: I'm in my early 30s and recently met a very attractive woman my age. We are planning to get married. She wants us to be married as soon as possible because she has been divorced for the last seven years.

My problem is, she's extremely secretive about her past, especially the period between her divorce and our meeting. I have been open with her about my past, but when I ask about hers, she refuses to discuss it and says it has nothing to do with our relationship.

I have a feeling there may be something nasty she's hiding. I'm afraid I'm heading into a trap, but my love for her makes it tough to consider breaking up. Am I being too demanding? -- CONCERNED GUY IN THE SOUTH

DEAR CONCERNED GUY: If your intuition is screaming that your girlfriend's desire for a hasty marriage could spell trouble in the future, you should pay close attention to it. It is not "too demanding" to want to know what one's fiancee has been doing for the last seven years. Under no circumstances should you marry this woman without first talking to a lawyer, who I am sure will suggest doing a background check and/or drafting an ironclad prenuptial agreement.

“If you can’t pay, you die.”

Jun. 28th, 2017 07:15 pm
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Jim Wright summarizes the Republican approach to health care in six words. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get across to a few million Trump voters how willing the Republicans are to let them get sick and die so their superrich cronies can keep more of their billions?

Just spotted

Jun. 28th, 2017 07:13 pm
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A car with an ornamental front pseudo-license plate reading


I couldn't get a picture, but I recognized it as Irish and was able to memorize it long enough to sit down and put it into Google Translate. It's O'Sheehan, and the English pronunciation of that is pretty close to what I think is the Irish pronunciation is. I keep thinking in should have been able to guess it.


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