Here's one of my absolute favorite shots, "Momentary", where one had been sailing over the other, before being kicked out of the way mid-air, leaving them with a perfectly hapless expression.
And a bit more recently, this new mother, back in February. It can be a difficult life, out in the wild, not only having to gather nesting for one's newborn (or expected) kits, but also having to evade aggressors..
An early favorite shot, when there was some fortuitously timed snow. (I'd be cursing it a month later, but that's another story) They'd largely stayed inside for a couple days, understandably unimpressed with the turn of the weather, but soon were back to normal. =:)
A couple of my favorite cybernetic TF tales:
Sync, by Kotep:
Excellent first-person perspective of transferring one's consciousness, and accepting one's new self.
Repossessed, by demurePet:
Even more gradual, with a wry sense of humor running through the exchanges between the two parties.
Soft Hardware, by ZatieLunaVulpe:
A fan of an author's writings gets to experience such themselves.
Sharing this 4/20, my very fav educational short film abt catnip that they showed at sundance
cannabis culture, origin of 420, alcohol mention, history.com source Show more
While I'm contractually obligated to be mad at Marin County for getting Yet Another Cool Thing to brag about - I'm from Sonoma County, it's a local rivalry thing - I can't be *too* mad because 420 is still ultimately from California.
(Also: Lagunitas, a local brewery, has been producing an IPA in honor of The Waldos - "The Waldos' Special Ale" - for years at this point. I hear it pairs well with weed.)
(If you are interested in the kinds of things I do, these were two big stories from one of my clients that made it into mainstream media, and which I worked on as part of a team:
Examining moon rocks: https://www.diamond.ac.uk/Home/News/LatestNews/2018/02-10-2018.html
And Tudor cannon balls: https://www.diamond.ac.uk/Home/News/LatestNews/2018/09-03-2018.html
Most of what I do is much trickier to explain, and of less interest to the public, and they leave those stories to me on my own 😂)
Some rather cool geeky scarves and headbands:
US FDA news, opiate crisis adjacent, government-run source (+!) Show more
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted final approval of the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, commonly known as Narcan, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose."
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KY-R representative Andy Barr invited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to speak to coal miners in his district about her Green New Deal, in an attempt to score easy political points.
AOC accepted immediately and began talking about how her plan includes pensions for coal miners in order to facilitate a "just transition."
Barr panicked and rescinded the offer, to which AOC said "we don't need his permission to visit his district and have a town hall."
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Very good to see XR gaining some significant publicity:
"Five hours later, however, the tables had turned as hundreds of activist reinforcements swarmed into side roads and blocked the end of Regent Street. The police were surrounded. As officers attached the Berta Cáceres to a lorry, the crowd chanted: “We have more boats.”
By 7pm police had managed to move the boat just two streets away, only to find themselves pinned in by more rows of demonstrators singing the Beatles’ All You Need Is Love. After much obstruction the vessel was eventually driven away up Regent Street followed by jogging uniformed officers."
That looks like it for now - we're all a bit out of sync, with the roomie having woken up early, me late, and the friend zonked after a rather long motorbike ride.
Time to catch up with the Home TL, and maybe finally watch the MasterChef final from a couple weeks ago. ^_^; Maybe some more Hilda, too.
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Yay free food! Two eggs in yesterday’s delivery were lightly damaged - cracked, but not broken - and they refunded the whole dozen. ^_^
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Four mushrooms, thickly sliced; some chopped celery, a pile of Ocado's beef-style strips, seasoned initially with white pepper, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, hot Sriracha, dill, and coriander.
The strips, unfortunately, turned out to be very bland, requiring More Power be given to the developing sauce.
Added more garlic, Sriracha, and some mushroom powder, black pepper, balsamic vinegar, and oyster sauce, thickened it a little, and tossed in some chopped asparagus late for texture (and flavor!).
Served with brown rice. ^_^
Has the word "queef" ever been funnier than in the penultimate panel of this (censored, but still not recommended for viewing near bosses) Ennui Go strip?
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i also love the fact that the direct translation of "i'm sad" in irish (tá brón orm) is "there is sadness on me"
this grammar has led to it being common in colloquial irish english to describe your state as being "on" you, e.g. "i've got an awful thirst on me"
code bunny (video & embedded)
probably near London or SF