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What questions do you really really wish canon answered--or hope it will answer--about your characters?
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I love all the great stuff that's going on in Bar and look forward to what comes from the Potter post since the wizarding world has a huge part in Milliways' history.

Cubefall as always is bringing great choices and creativity from everyone involved. These are a few of my favorites.

Steven is a dog-copter, Pearl is confused.

Gabumon tries being a human.

Rose is a puppy, life is much simpler.

Now what are you loving to read and slowtimes have you finished. Also I open this up as a place to share favorite old threads that were connected to the Potterverse or memories. For me, one of the first major plot/messes that Will got into was fighting with Draco Malfoy, the fight ended with Draco using Crucio on Will. From that fight, Will made friends while he was in the infirmary, learned that talking about his torture actually helped and Milliways became a major part of his life. What are your memories?

Is there a doctor in the house?

Jun. 28th, 2017 06:06 pm
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Possibly one who might also be willing to help a dog stuck up a tree?

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Jun. 28th, 2017 01:09 pm
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Please allow me to just scream for a minute that my Wonder Woman/WWI story got linked by SyFy?!?!???

Also today in link round-ups, a new Things I'm Verbing: Cultural memory, peanut stew and how to be a better gentrifier.

Also related to Wonder Woman, if you've heard all kinds of Jew-hating bullshit about Gal Gadot "notching her rifle for Palestinians she's killed" and the like, this is a good rebuttal and full explanation of what Gadot's ~support for the IDF actually entails. See also. Yes, I'm still cranky about the Chicago Dyke March bullshit. This op-ed has a quite harsh take on intersectionality itself, but the basic point, that intersectionality as practiced is often antagonistic or indifferent to Jewish issues, is true to my experience. UGH. Okay. Gonna go draft that essay on Jewishness and who gets to be beautiful that I've been mulling over ever since Jenny Slate got together with Captain America.

outrun, outlast....

Jun. 28th, 2017 10:04 am
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Today is not for epic political screeds, because if I start screaming about healthcare in the US I may never stop. Also, I scream about this a lot on twitter ([ profile] silveraspen), so if you are in need of facts and actions to use for various things political, come on over. Everyone's welcome.

No, today is for my own quiet reassertion of capability in the face of everything. To that end, I found this essay by Chuck Wendig particularly helpful today. Maybe you will too.

Wednesday DE: Scary

Jun. 28th, 2017 12:19 pm
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What are your characters scared of? "Nothing" is not a helpful answer, as there is always a bigger fish.

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Jun. 27th, 2017 11:40 pm
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Crap onna crap cracker!
I totally spaced and forgot to put up Happy Hours for this week!
Which now include...

Today, or what's left of it.
Tomorrow, what some folks call Wednesday.

And now...Monday
And Tuesday of next week!
Because I'm heading out for vacation, let's just get an early jump on next week's stuff, just in case.

A'right! Have at!
newredshoes: midcentury modern swallow (<3 | circumnavigator)
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Okay. Okay, this thing that I've been pouring hours into for more than month -- it's here. It's finally live. I am so proud of it. I am already thrilled and overwhelmed by its reception!! It definitely started with a late-night annoyed tweet, and now it's a 2,000-word examination of how and why we form and curate cultural memory. Thanks, Wonder Woman!

"Why Do So Few Hollywood Movies Take Place During WWI?" - Pacific Standard (a very big deal!!)
Going to the movies became a ubiquitous means of participating in patriotic culture closer to World War II. The Great Depression halted most memorial-building in its tracks, as memorials required huge local investments. In the 1910s, when movie palaces were still new, they became sites of moral panic for civic and community leaders concerned about sexual looseness and the corruption of American youth, even as only about one-third of the total population attended each week. However, by the 1920s, that number rose to half, and, by the 1930s, two-thirds of Americans took weekly trips to the movies. During WWII, studios supplied hundreds of fictional films torn from the headlines.

Simple, hagiographic narratives about the war predominated. In titles like So Proudly We Hail! (1943), Hell Is for Heroes (1962), and Saving Private Ryan (1999), WWII was "the good war," waged by the U.S. to crush fascism and imperialism. Hollywood did work closely with the War Department to produce pro-war documentaries during the war. But, historically, even films that are not government-funded, or those that have questioned American wars, have largely refused to condemn those who fight it. It is perhaps easier for film studios to sell a vision of Americans as principled heroes fending off all-threatening evil, rather than naïve young men fighting in a conflict of ambiguous nobility.
There's so much more! I got to talk to some amazing people! My job doesn't pay bupkis but the work can be so good!! (And if you feel inclined to share, you can credit me at [ profile] ejbergdahl.)

Tuesday DE: Grooming

Jun. 27th, 2017 12:03 pm
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 What do your charries regularly do about their hair / beard / clothes / shoes / general neatness of appearance?

I have recently found that this is the main visual distinction between my two Mads!faces, Hannibal and Galen.

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