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Aug. 21st, 2017 01:58 pm
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Mt. Raininer during the eclipse. Nothing dramatic.



(Sorry about the extra crap Vimeo sticks in there. Can't do anything about it/)

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Aug. 20th, 2017 02:05 pm
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Datura ?metel | Toloache; 1908
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watching The Defenders this weekend

Aug. 19th, 2017 01:25 pm
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On ep 2 and the scene where DANNY CANNOT EVEN MAKE A DENT IN LUKE IS AWESOME I ALREADY REWOUND IT TWICE. (and booed when his fist got all glowy)

MISTY AND JESSICA <333

Further spoilers )

Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter are the total MVPs. And they have such great chemistry! Charlie Cox is all right. Finn Jones is terrible, tho.

WHY IS DANNY NOT PLAYED BY LEWIS TAN. ARGH.

Fandom, if I don't see a whole lot of white-hot femslash between Alexandra and Elektra, I'm going to be VERY disappointed.


ETA LOL, I am once more out of step with fandom because I enjoyed it. Everyone else seems to think it sucks. T says he liked the individual series with more character depth better, that this kind of bounced around with all of them, but says he also enjoyed it. I liked all the bits where Danny was useless (carried like a sack of spuds...repeatedly! tied to a chair....repeatedly! he was like Dawn being the Key in S5 Buffy!). Matthew, you are such a COMPLETE FAILBOAT. I want fic of all the support system people in that police station saferoom complaining about the idiots in their lives, and the lousy coffee. Also more Colleen/Claire please. I want Trish to sidle up to Karen and start networking about reporting. Black Sky!Elektra is totally Bucky, except Matt is a failboat. I liked √Člodie Yung so much better in this than in DD S2. There were some nice character moments -- Colleen and Claire, Elektra in Matt's bed, Danny and Luke ("Trust me, I'd rather face a dragon than Jessica Jones any day") -- but not really enough.


T: You know, I had forgotten so much of that second season of Daredevil....

MOI: And it's all coming back to you now?*

T: Yeah, kind of flooding in, actually. The ninjas and the hospital attack and how they weren't really alive and all that.

MOI: This is one case where my shit memory is a blessing.


ETA 2 A few more of my thoughts in [personal profile] monanotlisa's comments here. and at musesfool's. [personal profile] igrockspock also has some good thoughts (SPOILERS). Any other posts about the show? Is anyone doing any roundups? I hate how all the "commentary" seems to have gone to Twitter.


*yes of course I'm referencing the song

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Aug. 19th, 2017 10:20 am
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Another piece of good news.

A bit more than a month ago, someone burned down a shed at our community garden in Vancouver. We started a gofundme to rebuild it, and got together a group of people to make a video. I shot some footage and did some of the logistical running around, learning a lot in the process. It was a very good experience, and I'm quite pleased with the finished result, which was published yesterday.

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Aug. 19th, 2017 10:11 am
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Less doom and gloom today. Thank you all for the kindness.

The garden in Seattle is at that point where summer ripens into fall. The fireweed is dispersing the last of its seeds, the goldenrod is a big fuzzy mass, and the purple asters are starting. Eating tomatoes in the garden with the scent of basil in the air. Everything a tangle of stem and leaf and seed. Hot days and cool nights. Beautiful.

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Aug. 18th, 2017 08:49 pm
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MOI: //is tired out from all the drama, rereads some James Baldwin, takes a nap

MOI: //wakes up

T: A whole bunch of people are leaving the government!

MOI: wha

T: One whole department resigned en masse -- the President's Committee on the Arts & the Humanities

MOI: who the wha how

PCAH: "Ignoring your hateful rhetoric would have made us complicit in your words and actions. We took a patriotic oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
"Supremacy, discrimination and vitriol are not American values. Your values are not American values. We must be better than this. We are better than this. If this is not clear to you then we call on you to resign your office, too."

MOI: //squinting at T's phone screen Holy shit Icahn resigned?

T: //looking like a kid on Christmas morning YUP

MOI: ....I'M TAKING ANOTHER NAP

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Aug. 18th, 2017 09:13 am
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After an evening of passive-aggressive codependent family bullshit from the inlaws, I have decided that "advice" is never a good idea. I think I will work at eliminating that vice from my life from now on.

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Aug. 16th, 2017 09:11 am
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Pretty much any time you hear someone preface a generic noun with the definite article (the school, the city, the game, the church), you know there's going to be be parochial BS to follow.
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This goes into the history of the Klan in US politics and it's amazing. Truly freaky photos I have never seen before of tens of thousands of KKK members marching in DC in the 20s.



(What I knew about this before watching the segment: "Al Smith was the Catholic governor of New York who split with FDR and was from LES" and the only reason I knew that was because of [profile] muccamuck talking about their historical Cap fic research)

And then she did a great interview with Carol Anderson, author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, which is amazing.

Anderson's original article in WaPo in 2014 about Ferguson and the backlash of white rage

America is hooked on the drug of white supremacy. We're paying for that today

Why Are Whites So Angry? (NYT review of her book)

Interviews with Carol Anderson on C-SPAN

This was also great: Racism Is 'A Persistent Infection' In White American Culture | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

so blue

Aug. 15th, 2017 11:16 am
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Low with Trampled by Turtles - So Blue (Live from The Current Sessions at the Fitz)

summer salad

Aug. 13th, 2017 08:44 pm
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Was feeling miserable and snarly and tired so made the It Takes a Village to Make a Salad supper again, and it was so low-stress and pretty damn yummy. White beans, salmon, a little cottage cheese for creaminess, chilled peas, diced green bell pepper, sliced cucumbers, sliced chilled hard-boiled eggs, garnished with Parmesan, pesto, mustard, salt, pepper. END OF HEAT WAVE/SMOKE HURRAH

Phone pic in crappy light )

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Aug. 12th, 2017 10:30 am
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Selfie (the library is open), Vancouver, 2017-08-11
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Aug. 10th, 2017 09:21 pm
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Colin Tilney, Vancouver, 2017-08-10
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I met Colin many years ago at the Toolbox, and am delighted to have finally had the chance to photograph him. You can read about his career here and see & hear him play here.

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