1) walk first
2) balance first
The people I'm doing it with are working on balance first. I find balancing somewhat unexciting (I'm sure that's a shock) so I'm working on walking first. That means that they stand on the slackline for as long as they can, and I walk on the slackline for as long as I can. We are both very impressed by each other.
(Seriously, I'm like, "wow, you can balance!" and they're like, "wow, you can walk!" It's really funny. We're disproportionately impressed by things we don't do ourselves.)
I assume that both strategies will lead to a similar result, probably in a comparable amount of time. I mean, eventually me trying to walk will improve my balance, and them trying to balance will improve their ability to walk. It seems like just a personality difference that naturally lends itself to different approaches.
It's a neat look at a world that operates just like ours, socially speaking, except that angels and demons possess people and everyone knows it. The rules of angels and demons are Supernatural-esque, taking the underground world of Supernatural hunters and making it (at least parts of it) public. The concept is illustrated by short scenes from Wes and Travis' partnership, which turns out to be just as dangerous for Wes as it is for Travis.
"In a world where the supernatural is no longer a secret, Wes is a demon just trying to do his job. Which is hard when there's hunters, other demons, angels, and an idiot partner to deal with."
( Books, Boston, and me being a cranky baby. )
Since I want to keep this momentum going, I'll post two shots I took the other day. I'm not used to uploading every day like this, especially since I invested in a pair of SDXCs, but I need to get some routine back.
1. I forgot, but there was a bird digging through one of my hanging planters stealing coconut liner to likely make a nest. I scrambled for my camera as quickly as I could and ended up taking lousy shots with the manual macro lens. Like all old lenses, the thing suffers from a fair share of issues when used improperly, but I also knew I didn't have enough time to switch so went with it.
As far as I know, this may be the jerk responsible for trampling some of my sprouts last year. So fie on you, you little nesting thief! Fie on you!
When I got the camera adjusted better, he realized what I was doing before flying off.
2. This is a much more appropriate shot that I feel willing to admit I took: the bridge between Wellington station and the garage I always liked for its symmetry I'm glad I was able to get the reflections of the girders holding it this time. Plus, I used the Minolta 35/2 and didn't need to fast adjust everything to compose it properly.
Okay, off to sell my soul to that damn raccoon in Animal Crossing. Happy Memorial Day and may your foods have proper grill lines in them today.
Poor Darth Vader. He used to be the baddest of the bad guys, the deadliest dad, and the grumpiest force-choker around. Over the years, however, he's been reduced to a cuddly bear, a Hello Kitty parody, and a really excellent dancer.
Adding to the indignity, George Lucas added even more "tweaks" to the original Return of the Jedi which had the Internet on FIRE with all of geekdom up in arms. Most lampooned was the addition of a rather entertaining Vader yell, which has been described as "ridiculous," "undignified," and "Dude, it's a yell. What's the big deal?"
Well, never fear, fellow fans! I'm here to help.
In fact, I promise you'll never think that yell is undignified again.
Compared to these.
Oh. Actually, this one's not so bad - since it's plastic and all. I just find it funny to imagine Vader using contractions. Go on, say it in your head. "LUKE I'M YOUR FATHER." No? Just me?
Right, moving on.
A grateful force-choke to Timbrely, Clare, Julie Anne D., Annie L., Arielle C., and Brenda J. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to watch the Vader TomTom commercial again. That thing cracks. me. up.
Since we're at the last post for the month, it's time for list revision. You are free to look over your list and remove anything that you've realized isn't working for you. There is nothing wrong with keeping all your bunnies, of course, but it is also okay to let go.
This is also a weekly check-in! You do not have to check in, of course, but if you would like to comment on the last week, feel free!
If you have a deadline coming up, you can do it! If you need a deadline, feel free to ask!
Here is a 4x4 public bingo card full of identities that fall under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella.
You can find a definition of the terms here.
Some other lists you might want to browse include: Asexuality & Demisexuality, Kinks, Sex & Romance and Types of
The code version of this box:
And here is a list of the identities included in the public card in case you want to make your own card:
By Dialecticdreamer/Sarah Williams
part 1 of 1 (complete)
word count (story only): 1357
:: This story takes place after “Outside Influence,” and is entirely fluff, as a reward for my readers' forbearance with the intrusion of Real Life and its damage to my writing schedule. ::
A full week of preparing meals and tidying after the Williams family gave Leland a great deal of insight into their personalities, often clues that none of them realized that they had given. It was easy to use those details to make meals more than a punctual collection of standard dishes. A full week of watching through doorways as Edwina taught the little boy with the strange gait and speech, but whose mind was as bright as the lighthouse lamp where Leland and his brother Prescott had been stranded by an ocean storm had given him larger and larger ideas, until he was afraid he wouldn't be able to create any of them. He had loved that lighthouse, and he was quickly making a similar place in his heart for the little boy.
( Read more... )
Anyway, that was a good chunk of my day, talking to The Kid and then calling Aunt Helen. But aside from that, I did some reading and played on the computer and napped.
Then in the late afternoon, I went out with mashfanfcchick and her mother. We had a late lunch at Noodles and Company, and then went to Barnes and Noble, where I got three books, an urban fantasy and two mysteries.
After that we went to Target, where I got a shirt and a new umbrella. And finally we did a late super at Chiles. And the server at Chilies gave a profound example of the inadequacies of the educational system in the US. We asked for the bill to be put two thirds on one card, and one third on another (mine). And she had no idea what we meant. Seemed like she had no idea what the word "third" meant. (and she had no accent to indicate that English ight not have been her first language) Scary.
Anyway, we got that straightened out and they brought me home. Feeding the cats now, then going to read some.
The FWiB called while I was out so I couldn't talk long. Looking forward to better tomorrow.
2. I know what the word "third" means.
3. The Kid.
4. Chocolate cake for dessert.
5. Books! and bookstores.
6. The FWiB.
Marcus: "I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them?' So now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe."
ETA: Apparently I get migraines! Who knew? Note to self: stop ignoring your body, it's trying to help you.