Linkspam Confronts Hates At Home

Aug. 17th, 2017 09:16 pm
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Alex Schiffer @ Washington Post: Teen tackled by bystanders after vandalizing Boston Holocaust memorial
It was the second act of vandalism in less than three months at the site, located in Carmen Park near historic Faneuil Hall.

Steve LeBlanc @ US News: Gov. Baker Signs Resolution Denouncing White Nationalism
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker joined with Democratic leaders to sign a resolution Thursday denouncing neo-Nazism and white nationalism.

ETA: Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP): Donate to the New England Holocaust Memorial
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Provence Lavender #15, Moonlight #2

Aug. 17th, 2017 08:01 pm
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[personal profile] shadowsong26 posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Heart Song
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Provence Lavender #15. Morning song, Moonlight #2. Half-asleep
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Village Stage; Shoujo-ai), photography, acrylic, glue ("Nevertheless, you are so energized that your emotions will be apparent to others...Rumi wrote, “With life as short as a half-taken breath, don’t plant anything but love.”")
Word Count: 143
Rating: PG
Characters: Lonura
Warnings: Nope
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always.

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shadowsong26: (tana)
[personal profile] shadowsong26 posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Rush
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Kingfisher Blue #13. 一日千里: a thousand li in one day (tremendous progress), Moonlight #3. Moonrise, Golden Globe #1. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Second Stage), photography, eraser (Urban Fantasy AU), acrylic, oils, stain, modeling clay (sweet life), charcoal, novelty beads (spatter)
Word Count: 195
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Tana
Warnings: Tana, vampirism, implied murder.
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always.

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[personal profile] shadowsong26 posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Stagnant
'Verse: Lux
Colors: Paprika #20. Spice up your life., Kingfisher Blue #8. 求人不如求己 (it’s better to rely on yourself than to rely on others), Moonlight #19. Sidereal
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Main Stage), photography, brush (oppugn), stain, seed beads, yarn
Word Count: 240
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Teri
Warnings: Depiction of depression, not-super-healthy romantic relationship in the background, references to the fire.
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. Teri is one of Mariko's ex-girlfriends. Last Paprika!

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Just One Thing (17 August 2017)

Aug. 17th, 2017 08:03 am
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.

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[personal profile] kay_brooke posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: [personal profile] kay_brooke
Story: Unusual Florida
Colors: Argent #20 (long look in the mirror), Heart Gold #11 (There is no remedy for love but to love more. - Thoreau), Silver Screen #6 (I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.)
Styles/Supplies: Frame, Graffiti (Lilith Faire Day Two Main Stage)
Word Count: 1,132
Rating/Warnings: PG-13; no standard warnings apply.
Summary: Jenna and her mom have a talk.
Note: Constructive criticism is welcome, either through comments or PM.

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shadowsong26: (nolani)
[personal profile] shadowsong26 posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: shadowsong26
Story: With Lonura
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Provence Lavender #2. Field of flowers, Moonlight #16. Halcyon, Golden Globe #5. After all, tomorrow is another day!
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Second Stage; Shoujo-ai), photography, miniature, oils, yarn
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Characters: Nolani
Warnings: Nope
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. Posting these out of order because I wanted to end on the happy one...

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[personal profile] shadowsong26 posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Recovery
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Kingfisher Blue #5. 勿以善小而不為, 勿以惡小而為之 (don’t fail to commit an act of kindness because it’s small in scale, don’t commit an act of evil because it’s small in scale), Provence Lavender #3. Dried herbs, Moonlight #1. Liminal
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Village Stage), photography, canvas (953 FY), oils, stain
Word Count: 320
Rating: R
Characters: Nida
Warnings: Referenced civil war, referenced murder, aftermath of suicide attempt/botched regicide [i.e., planned to poison the King, changed mind at last minute and switched the glasses]
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always.

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[personal profile] shadowsong26 posting in [community profile] rainbowfic
Name: shadowsong26
Story: Recall
'Verse: Untitled Intrigues Story
Colors: Provence Lavender #17. Until winter, Moonlight #4. Seashore, Golden Globe #10. I'll be back.
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Main Stage), yarn,
Word Count: 496
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Landelye, Sefalin
Warnings: Espionage, politics, and how they intersect with love. Implied background/backstory violence, but nothing specific, and not between or directly involving Del or Sef.
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always.

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Linkspam Marks Monumental Changes

Aug. 16th, 2017 07:01 pm
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[ profile] elfgrove: [tumblr thread re: @FanSince09 tweet: "How Millennials are killing participation trophies." re: @BNONews: "BREAKING: Protesters tear down Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, where it stood for nearly 100 years"]
Yeah. I said cheap and mass produced. These statues have neither artistic nor historical value. “Why did the statue go down so easy? Many “Lost Cause” era C monuments were mass-produced in the cheapest way possible for mass distribution. There wasn’t even a layer of the most basic mortar holding the pedestal to the base. Gravity was enough for granite. Cheap, tacky crap.

Antonia Noori Farzan @ Phoenix New Times: Activist Turns Confederate Memorial At Arizona Capitol Into Participation Trophy
She immediately got to work crafting two banners that say "2nd Place Participant" and "You lost, get over it."

David Krugler @ the Daily Beast: America's Forgotten Mass Lynching: When 237 People Were Murdered In Arkansas
What made 1919 unique was the armed resistance that black Americans mounted against white mobs trying to keep them “in their place.”

Ken Schwencke @ ProPublica: Service Provider Boots Hate Site Off the Internet
“This is fucking serious. 8/12 changed everything,” tweeted Pax Dickinson, a lead technical voice for the far right, referencing the Charlottesville rally.

Nicholas Fandos, Russell Goldman, & Jess Bidgood @ NYT: Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in ‘Best Interest of My City’
History could not and should not be erased, [Kaylyn Meyers, 29] said, but men like Taney did not belong on a pedestal in a nice public park, either.

[personal profile] siderea: [US] Fwd: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Address of May 19
Starts good, gets great: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's magnificent address of May 19 on the removal of the Confederate monuments from New Orleans. It's 22 minutes long, and, Americans, it's absolutely worth making the time. Beautiful, firey, and uplifting, it's worth hearing it delivered rather than reading a transcript.

3 Good Things

Aug. 16th, 2017 05:14 pm
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I've been in a minor funk of executive dysfunction the last few days. Today was better; here are some joys that made it so:

1. I swung by the cobbler's on my lunch break in hopes he might do leather repair other than shoes (the stitching attaching the shoulder strap on my beloved black handbag unexpectedly gave way yesterday). He initially said no, then changed his mind to yes when I showed it to him, and he did a gorgeous restitching job in time for me to pick it up on my way home.

2. The leftover carrot-zucchini cake I made for the friend who runs my D&D group (in honor of his birthday, and last night being the last D&D session of our current arc) was enthuastically devoured by my coworkers.

3. I had chicken dumpling ZOMG-so-much-spinach soup for lunch, and it was good. (I finally made the damn soup Monday night, after two weeks of stressful waffling on when exactly I'd get to it, so to have that done, and to move on to the simple pleasure of enjoying it, is very good indeed).

I'm pretty sure it's impossible for me to get everything I have to get done at work this week before I leave early Friday for a few days of vacation, but I've already managed more than I'd thought I might when pulling a 12hr work day Friday wasn't enough to whittle it down to a reasonable amount.

One day at a time is enough, betimes.

Hard Things

Aug. 16th, 2017 04:34 am
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Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently? What are some hard things you haven't gotten to yet, but need to do?


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