[Photos] 2017 - Boranup Forest II

Oct. 17th, 2017 01:13 pm
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In October,
we revisited the Boranup forest,
this time with my Mum.

Everything was so much greener,
always so much love for Boranup.


The beast with hair of green.




More forest, this time in October )

Holly Poly

Oct. 16th, 2017 10:14 pm
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Whoever nominated all of the Numinous World relationships for Holly Poly, I love you. ♥

(If it's not someone reading this, I'm going to be very surprised. Impressed, but surprised.)

uncomfortable thought

Oct. 16th, 2017 04:25 pm
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When the Weinsteins left Miramax to form The Weinstein Company in 2005, I vaguely recall hassles with (Miramax owner) Disney over distribution of Fahrenheit 9/11 being given as a primary reason for the break. Now, I'm wondering if other factors may have encouraged the split with family-friendly Disney.

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Oct. 16th, 2017 04:23 pm
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The definition of unthinking male physical privilege: when you catch yourself thinking, "Hey, that time I was groped, but immediately decided that I'm bigger than him and in no way felt actually threatened or invaded, so just ignored it and didn't even think of it again? Naah, I was safe- didn't feel like sexual assault to me." And then I put it from my mind, turned my back on him, and walked away, unstressed. The privilege of being male, and relatively large and strong, and able to police my personal space

(By contrast, I can remember adults touching me when I was a child- in no way were the touches sexually invasive, or even socially unacceptable- many of them took place in the church I attended at the time-but they were *emotionally* invasive enough to child me, unable to effectively police my own boundaries- a capability I unthinkingly take for granted now- that I remember them with far more discomfort.)

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Oct. 16th, 2017 12:09 pm
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Emotional health seems to be- slowly- turning a corner; I suspect Dad's health, money issues, the gravid, red sun in the cough-inducing sky, and many other elements have been working together to create a perfect storm in my subconscious. Things seem to be on an upswing, all in all; we shall see.

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Oct. 16th, 2017 08:18 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give:

Ashley linked to a fundraiser set up by a California credit union, Redwood Credit Union, to help communities impacted by the California wildfires. You can read more and give at their donation page.

[personal profile] kuwdora is a long-time fandom vidder who recently enrolled in a career coaching program with tv/film editor Zack Arnold, and she is now working to pay off the last installment of the program and transition from a vidding hobby to a professional editing career in Hollywood. You can read more here, give to her gofundme here, and buy art from her etsy here.

[tumblr.com profile] catlinyemaker linked to a fundraiser for [twitter.com profile] neolithicsheep, a disabled Navy vet and sustainable agriculture educator who is raising funds to get a border collie to help them with their Sovay sheep. You can read more about the fundraiser and retweet in a twitter thread here, and purchase various shirts and other branded goods at their Teespring here.

[personal profile] xturtle linked to their friend Marcia, who is raising funds to help cover vet bills for her sick bunny; she is running out of unemployment benefits and looking for work; in the meantime Caspian needs testing to determine what the lump in his stomach is and get his teeth fixed. You can read more and help out here.

Anon linked to a fundriaser for [tumblr.com profile] ohcrakerjacks, a victim of black toxic mold. She and her parents are raising funds to replace walls, insulation, flooring, and furniture. You can read more and check out commissions here and give to her ko-fi here, which will support supply purchases for the cross-stitch embroidery she sells.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[tumblr.com profile] suriel's husband is about to have two surgeries, each costing several thousand dollars, and they are raising money to cover expenses. They have sales in all their online shops: Fandom buttons and more, caramels and toffees, and their band shop. You can read and reblog here.

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] vaspider, who is running a sale on their Etsy shop ($10% off $30 or more) to help with living expenses and home repairs after a job loss and other unexpected life events this year. You can check out the Etsy shop here; it includes a lot of nerdy/geeky Judaica as well as secular clothes, accessories, and cosplay.

News To Know:

[personal profile] brainwane linked to a writeup that [personal profile] kaberett posted about desensitizing themselves to board games; Board Game Desensitization Process is a template for people who may have a difficult relationship to card/board games but want to participate in the increasingly popular social events focused around them.


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.

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Oct. 15th, 2017 07:45 pm
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"In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. 'Plastics,' he said."

[Photos] Boranup Forest

Oct. 16th, 2017 12:06 am
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I always feel a bit empty
if I don't get to visit the Boranup forest at least once a year.

Comprising mostly young karri leaves,
with a distinctive karri biome,
made up of metres of layers of karri bark that drops from the silvery branches every year.


Grey days, silvery trees.




Read more... )
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Because I am me, I systematized my home search as much as I could – I have a spreadsheet in google that has not just my list of Best, Acceptable, and Totally Unacceptable buildings in it but also my mortgage calculator from the bank and various other financial stuff. I also went into the top few real estate websites (primarily Zillow and Estately) and set several different searches to be sent to my non-fandom inbox, where they were then filtered into a Housing folder (different from my other Housing folder, which has all my documents/communications with my realtor). 

Now I’m looking at my Housing folder which constantly has new emails in it and wishing there was just an “I BOUGHT A HOME, YOUR SERVICES ARE NOW IN VAIN” button I could press to notify all of those sites that no, really, I seriously do not anymore need your Real Estate Tips And Tricks newsletter anymore. 

Fortunately changing my address everywhere won’t be the nightmare my mum always complains it is, because I also have a spreadsheet of every website I’ve ever built a login for, and I just go through the spreadsheet (also it’s an excellent opportunity to delete my account from sites I never use). 

I’ve rarely lived anywhere for more than five years, and my phone number was deeply unstable for a while for similar reasons, but it’s a small wonder our generation prefers email to most other forms of communication – after all, my gmail addresses have been stable now for more than ten years. 

I believe I have now been Copperbadge On Social Media for longer than I have ever lived in any single residence. 

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Virtual Garage Sale

Oct. 14th, 2017 02:24 pm
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I know that most of you are probably getting sick of seeing me mention it, but I promise that this will be the last time that I post a link to my virtual garage sale post. That said, if any of you know someone who might potentially be interested in anything listed there, please feel free to pass along the link. I'd really appreciate it.

Also, if anyone knows someone who might be interested in a Roomba (which is listed on that post), please let me know. I'm very much willing to haggle on the price since it's used, but selling it would help me immensely since it's basically the only "big ticket" (so to speak) item that I have left to try selling.

I'm less than $200 away from having enough to cover all of the various bills that will come out of my checking account on November 1st, and from that point forward my finances should be in a much better state. I get three paychecks in November, which is ridiculously helpful all on its own, and I should be getting both a holiday bonus and a raise in December. Add in the tax refund that I should be getting at the beginning of 2018, and for the first time in ages I'm actually not completely panicking about the state of my life in general.

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Oct. 13th, 2017 10:41 pm
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For the last few days, ash and smoke have been constants: swollen red sun setting; constant wood-burning smell (a far more negative smell for me than when I lived in New York, where it was simply a harbinger of outdoor cooking or some such); now, occasional flakes of ash drifting down like snow. Belatedly, it occurs to me that while there are many scenes in cinema involving ash drifting down, there are absolutely none I an think of where it turns out to be a Good Thing.
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The owners of the condo I offered on have accepted my offer at $180K, with the only condition that they will do no repairs or remodels before I take possession. 

*head between knees*

GONNA BE A HOMEOWNER.

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[Art] Inktober Days 8, 9, 10.

Oct. 11th, 2017 11:16 pm
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Overall for Inktober,
I've been working on a very large project.
But for the past few days I've been away,
and did some ballpoint pen sketches instead.
I actually really love it as a medium?

These are all really small irl.
Done with your standard trashy Kilometrico ballpoint pen





Fairy Wren and Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo under the cut. )

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Oct. 11th, 2017 01:32 am
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In the past few days, i've had a kitchen sink faucet come off in my hand, drenching me; a job interview finally came back, in the negative; I've lost a free pass to a movie I really wanted to see; I've lost the chain and lock for my bike. I suspect I should just pack it in, and write a book to be titled Fate's Microaggressions Against Me.
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I have a favor to ask of conventions: please design your badges so that names can be easily and clearly read.


I’ve never been good with names. It’s frustrating as hell, and it’s become a bigger problem as I travel to more conventions. I get introduced to so many people, and within 24 hours, a lot of those names escape my brain like Batman villains from Arkham Asylum.


Most of the time, it’s not that I forget the people — just the names. (Sorry, Darla!) Especially if it’s been a while (folks I see once a year at a given convention, for example) or the context is different. Even when my brain retains a tentative grasp on a name, I tend to not trust myself, and still try to check badges to make sure.


Compare these two badges. The one on the left is from Convergence. The one on the right I made up as an example, but it’s pretty close to some I’ve seen at various conventions.


Convergence Badge Fake Convention Badge


Convergence’s badge is relatively easy to read, with clear black text on white. Even my old eyes should be able to read that at a distance. Whereas the other example uses small type in a non-standard font, and is hard to distinguish from the background.


(This will also give me a better chance of spelling your name correctly if I’m signing a book!)


I know folks like cool artwork on the badges. I know a lot of people are better at remembering names than I am. But please take pity on those of us with older eyes and leaky brains.


Thank you,

Jim and the Society of People Who Suck at Remembering Names






Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

Hi there! Pleasure to meet you all!

Oct. 10th, 2017 02:57 pm
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Name you would like to go by: Alex or [personal profile] alexseanchai or [personal profile] alexeigynaix. Pronouns: they/their/them (in the singular, but using 'are' instead of 'is' just like 'you' does in the singular)

Present path or tradition: Hellenic polytheism, mostly Athenian-based. Athena's had me the longest.

Interests: Fiction (esp. fantasy with a real-world type of setting, or portal fantasy), poetry, memoir, essays, knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, quilting, drawing, watercolor painting, decoupage, beading, metal stamping, wire work, soap making, candle making, incense making, tarot, oracle stones & decks, magic...

Brief Bio: I am an intersectionally feminist queer, trans, and disability activist. I will answer 'white' on census forms but I identify as Irish-American because reasons. I am studying to be a legally recognized clergy person with Hellenion.

Hi

Oct. 10th, 2017 10:25 am
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-Name you would like to go by: Qiu

-Present path or tradition: Eclectic Paganism

-Interests: books, writings, magic, herbs, oils, candles, hinduism, eastern religions, movies, music, cooking, poetry, witchcraft, voodoo

-Age (not mandatory): 25

-Brief Bio: I am a Jamaican girl currently working a 9 to 5 job, I hope to go back school to major in social work or sociology. I am also a Fantasy and Science fiction writer in the making. I am a advocate for women rights, I am a feminist and a poet. I like animals but I am not a vegan. I do have my own book of shadows but its a mess right now planing on buying a binder and decorating it. Anyone want to be my friend?
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I used to be confused, as a child, about why you would buy a new calendar in September – a calendar that would contain September-December and then the entire next year. Because surely you had a calendar that went through the end of the year, no calendar ever ENDS in August. 

But as an adult now I get it, because I keep a private calendar in google docs and I just had to move the October, November, and December tabs into the 2018 calendar since I’m already bookin’ shit out for January and February. At this point, starting in November I’m traveling at least once a month, every month, from November to June, except in May. 

Clearly I better book a trip in May. :D  

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Oct. 9th, 2017 08:24 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give:

Anon linked to a fundraiser for his great-aunt, who can't afford to pay back-taxes on the house which accrued while her mother was dying. She is elderly and disabled, and raising funds to cover $6K in back taxes she was unaware of when she got the house. You can read more and give at her gofundme.

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] geckohq, an autistic disabled trans man whose mother recently passed away and who is now on his own to pay off her bills and cover his own expenses. You can read and reblog here where there is a paypal donation link, and you can check out the amigurumi geckos, dragons, and plushies for sale at his etsy here, including geckos that come in various Pride flag colors.

[personal profile] lizcommotion linked to a fundraiser for Beth, who is trying to pay down medical debt while navigating the labyrinth of applying for disability benefits for her chronic medical conditions. You can read more and give at their YouCaring.

[tumblr.com profile] i-will-not-be-caged linked to a fandom fundraiser organized by [tumblr.com profile] hansbekhart, benefitting ConPRmetios, an organization raising money for long-term relief for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. You can read more and sign up at [community profile] fandomlovespuertorico, or read more and reblog at their tumblr post here.

[personal profile] naamah_darling is raising funds to pay for medical care for a special-needs cat, Smooch, who has just been diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease. You can read more here, read and reblog here, or give directly at their youcaring.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and has a fundraiser running to cover living expenses, previous medical bills, and a recent rent increase. You can read more and help out here.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[personal profile] in_the_bottle is having a moving sale! Right now they have a sofa bed available but the post also has a list of other items which will be available in November (the location is listed as SW6 which I believe is a London-area location). You can check out the post here and she says feel free to PM on DW/LJ/Tumblr or the site link if you're interested or want photos.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.