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.
From 26 Jan: CA Mayor Removes Pledge of Allegiance from Meetings Because Trump is the Worst - CA Mayor Removes Pledge of Allegiance from Meetings Because Trump is the Worst January 26,... https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/01/26/ca-mayor-removes-pledge-of-allegiance-from-meetings-because-trump-is-the-worst/ #general #politics
"Trans men: testosterone is *not* birth control":
lmao the FBI is investigating spinster for gab ties. sucks to suck. https://vmdeus.home.blog/2020/01/09/spinster-considers-cooperating-with-the-fbi-handing-over-user-data-and-fails-to-warn-feminists-of-possible-pending-investigation/
I'm still short one question for the latest edition of "Dear Miss Andi...", which I know is about a week overdue at this point (tbh I'm thinking of making it biweekly so I have more time to collect questions and write good responses) -- am wanting to write it today and will have to make up a question if I don't get one!!! 😭
Please feed my CuriousCat!!!
a good guide for buying your first set of #bondage ropes
Just some wild parrots hanging out near Telegraph Hill. ^_^
Controlling an avatar remotely using a cybernetic body:
Okay, this version's not too bad. ^_^ It's hardly picturesque, but this is/was the business end of the oven that powered the Italian-French Bakery in North Beach. Businesses come and go - indeed, the premises are currently silent - but the oven is a survivor of the 'Quake. And damned if its focaccia weren't beautiful. ^_^
I think I get why I never posted any from this set originally - they don't look striking, but they're atmospheric. First, though, I really need to see what I can do to correct for that lens.
It's just an oven, but it's sort of special. Ugly, strictly functional, but sort of wonderful nonetheless. Might have them done shortly, but probably on the morrow.
Thought I'd pull out a recent-ish favorite for this request - redLymb's "Neon Mist Escape". ^_^
(Kickass EP, but if I've got to pick one track, that's probably got to be it. Starts relatively mellow for the first two minutes, and then.. shifts =:)
I am positively delighted to discover San Francisco's coyotes have a site dedicated to their monitoring and wellbeing. Many adorable photos are included. ^_^
A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan . One of the courses had a professor who was a vowed atheist and a member of the ACLU.
One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, “God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I’ll give you exactly 15 minutes.” The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop.
Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, “Here I am God. I’m still waiting.” It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got out of his chair, went up to the professor, and lifted up his arm to strike him.
At that moment the professor was transformed into a 7-foot grizzly, wreathed in a halo of holy fire. The bear spoke: "Blasphemer thou art, thou thinkst to take the place of God? Those who deny me face eternal fire, but you who knows my work and yet commits the sin of Satan I curse a hundred times over!" The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently picking at his boils. Then Richard Dawkins burst into the room, wielding a copy of The Selfish Gene and crying "Leave that boy alone, you pathetic atavism!" As the holy bear whirled around, terrible light flashing in its eyes, Dawkins shed his mortal form, raised each of his seven horned heads, and hissed. "It'ssss me you want!". And then the Lord and the Antichrist joined in the final battle.
The other students were shocked and stunned and sat there looking on in silence.
Predicted 2020s musical trends:
Saharan singing sand dunes
code bunny (video & embedded)
probably near London or SF
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