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monanotlisa
So there was this party tonight, and that little dinner before that, but, y'know: my health; her work hours. So I trotted down all alone down my main street to the seafood restaurant with the reservation, and on the way back made a beeline for my own backyard:

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Mama was thirsty. For a daiquiri. Yes, those are very small Meyer Lemons. (I recommend Alton Brown's recipe.)

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Turns out that when I wash and sort newly purchased underwear, I get my feminist rage on. On the internets.

But, really: it's *vexing*. And there's the added wrinkle of one of the red ones bearing a label of one size, and the other bearing a label one size down, and guess what -- they are not in label but in fact the exact same size. I measured. With a big-eyed scientist hovering over my shoulder confirming my findings.

It's hard not to believe the clothes industry is fucking with us, y'all.

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I know no one reading this, and none of the people I surround myself with, believes racism is dead; we know it's alive and thriving. Even so, I often think about Dr. Martin Luther King's notes on white liberals. I live in a neighborhood that's overwhelmingly white and Asian and wealthy (I'm none of the latter two, except per some 0.1% of my genome). Anyway, this is a liberal place, so we're talking well-intentioned people who are reasonably good at reflection...but not so very good at self-reflection.

On our neighborhood email distribution the list, the following happened.Collapse )

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Here'n there fannishness
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monanotlisa
Fill in the blanks as to stone vicinities as a potential past habitat, but in any case, Festivids is live! I've already watched the Killjoys and Imagine Me & You one, and they're both must-see ones for fans.

A rec list might follow.

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Timely, because just yesterday I was talking to my friend A.* about US-American movies and some of their very, very particular elements -- [personal profile] selenak has written a great post on themes, tropes and/or characteristics which almost shout ''this work is by an American''.

* She's the one I met while hiking in Castle Rock, as outlined in this blog post from last year, and also featuring in my Instagram a lot.

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Still haven't caught up with television after some crazy weeks, but I did watch The Expanse last night -- if you're not a book reader, TALK TO ME IN THE COMMENTS, YEAH?

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Um.
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monanotlisa
As it turns out, when I'm desperately waiting for my time-slot with the boss and not able to start any new task, I tell the world what I think about User Experiences, Space Planning, and idiotic design choices that don't deserve capital letters.

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Similarly, I realized that I don't have a drinking problem.

I have a not!drinking problem.

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Usually I would say, "Before I forget," but let's face it, I will never forget that night. Ever. Sally and I went to the Cheesemonger Invitational in the Mission in San Francisco. Now, if you wonder, what on Earth is the Cheesemonger Invitational, worry not! Sally has done cheesy write-up.

(This is me there (IG pic).)

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Soon...soon.
MSR FOREVER!11!!!
monanotlisa
Unfortunately, there's no live-watching of the new miniseries of The X-Files tonight: I don't have a tv set, and [personal profile] thelastgoodname had a family dinner scheduled over the precious 7pm time-slot for X-Philes. When I pinged [personal profile] lierdumoa* we realized we would be diverted into, err, other channels not available yet, only later. That made it a no-go for yours truly, who has a 7:30am meeting scheduled by her boss in another city across a natural barrier.

I have already purchased the full season in the iTunes store, so I will get to watch it tomorrow, but, you know. As [personal profile] pukajen tags Mulder and Scully: MOTHERSHIP!

* whom I met & greatly enjoyed last weekend in real life for the first time since we met in, as she reminded me, "Season Two of Stargate Atlantis." Whoa.

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New icon thanks to weaselett
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monanotlisa
Before it's Easter and I have to pretend they're eggs: made some wallpapers, desktop backgrounds and similar, for my friends & friendly folks during [community profile] fandom_stocking --

click for full-size, please.

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Joan Watson, Elementary


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The Android & Five, Dark Matter


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Bobbi/Jemma, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


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Claire/Matt, Daredevil


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Fitz/Mack, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


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Jessica/Trish, Jessica Jones


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Joan Watson, Elementary

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They're gone, and she's back!
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monanotlisa
My sister kindly reminded me that folks are waiting with bated breath for the continuation my Lady of the Flies saga, and the happy (if slightly bloodthirsty) truth is that they're gone! Details make the flies get ownedCollapse )

Second good thing -- Agent Carter is back, and if I hadn't left at 7am for work and returned after 9pm, I probably would have commented a little. But this way, at least there's nothing spoilery yet here; I'll check out y'all's reviews tomorrow.

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Checking in - Fannish Edition
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monanotlisa
Fannish news? Fannish news:

* MCU Ladies Fanwork Exchange 2016 Dear Author Letter written!
* The Expanse is being watched; where's the discussion for it? I cannot deal with Reddit, y'all.
* Also looked into Shannara. It's...yes. Anybody else watching it?

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MCU Ladies Fanwork Exchange 2016
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monanotlisa
Dear MCU Ladies Fanwork Exchange 2016 Author (now that's a mouthful :),

First, thanks for writing for me! There's nothing you can do wrong, in part because I limited my characters...not in a Twitter way, of course; I'm quite wordyunder the cutCollapse )

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Lady of the...
deep end
monanotlisa
I'm living in darkness, my friends.

This is not a metaphor.

Flies, flies, everywhere, and not a place to thinkCollapse )

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BEST pairing, y/y?
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monanotlisa
You guys, drop whatever you're doing and read what [personal profile] kayim put in my [community profile] fandom_stocking--

Patched Up (486 words) by Kayim
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Bobbi Morse/Claire Temple
Summary:

Between Matt and Luke and Jessica, Claire was more than used to costumed and not-costumed heroes turning up on her doorstep at all times of the day and night.



SHE WROTE MY MY FAVORITE TV MCU LADIES, TOGETHER! \o/

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