Jul. 21st, 2017 11:00 pm
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 Good things:

- Did grocery shopping
- Actually cooked a food, and put leftovers in the freezer for later
- Folded some laundry
- Loaded the dishwasher
- Did some work

Ehh things:
- Overall I took a lot of "time off" this week to do chores and other things, so I didn't earn as much as I usually do
- Having bandages on my hands is annoying
- Still more laundry-folding to do
- I also need to clean the kitchen and the litterbox


Jul. 20th, 2017 11:22 pm

Everyday stuff

Jul. 20th, 2017 11:03 pm
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I wanted to go grocery shopping today, but the temperature was above 90F for most of the day. I thought I'd wait until evening for it to get a bit cooler, and ... it didn't get cooler. It's 85F with 70% humidity right now, at almost 11PM. So I'll go early tomorrow morning, probably. 

I haven't read any more of Abarat lately-- I stopped reading it after I went to the library and renewed it, because I am a silly person. I'm going to try to stop thinking about everything in it in light of the later plot stuff I know about, and just read it for what it is. I don't know if I'll succeed, honestly, but I'll try. 

30 Day Questions, Answers

Jul. 21st, 2017 10:50 am
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20 Facts gets long, Nate )

20 Facts are still long, Cory )

Journey in particular will probably do this too, but hasn't yet.
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 (copied and pasted from a tumblr post we made)

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Everyday stuff

Jul. 19th, 2017 11:02 pm
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 Argh I just accidentally closed the window without posting, and of course the "autosaved" drafts aren't really retrievable. 

Sparkly went to a ballet class today. Ey took ballet for years when ey was little, and has wanted to get back into it for a while. Ey took a couple of "drop in" classes at a place in Minnesota before we moved, but the teacher was very harsh and the format of the class wasn't actually very conducive to dropping in. 

Anyway, apparently this one went very well! The exercises were mostly things ey is familiar with, and the teacher was funny and friendly. 

Also it's a little more practical than the gymnastics class, because the gymnastics place is way out in the suburbs and this ballet studio is much closer to where we live.

Arc: Laughing

Jul. 19th, 2017 09:38 am
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 [Arc Start] Gotta love when most parodies of Puyo Puyo when mixed with music are all the chain shouts overlayed rhythmically to the songs in question. XD
We found one of the Vocaloid song of "1 2 Fanclub", and we're still laughing our collective arse off because we "discovered" that one. [Arc End]


Jul. 19th, 2017 12:51 am
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I have survived my trip to Upstate New York and visiting family up there. I somehow slept a lot and ended up not socializing as much with family as I could've. If I wasn't so tired, I would've gone to dinner last night for example, but I just was too cranky to people properly.

I'm really glad that the wedding was cancelled tbh bcause I'm not sure if I could've done it without spending too much of my social bandwidth (which is a term I've seen around?? But I remember using it before everyone else back in college. Did others come up with it separately or did I legit coin a phrase?? Either is possible.) Anyways, I didn't get as much reading as I would've liked done, but I did get a lot of work on my Tomarry Big Bang done so that's one thing.

The other thing that was neglected was working on my cross-stitch project, but that's okay. I just didn't feel like working on it much and that's okay.

I also did some fun things. That was good. I need to go to bed now or I'd go on in more detail.

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Jul. 19th, 2017 12:55 pm
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It was a lot of fun! I have not totally lost my sight reading abilities. I learned that the Shenandoah Harmony has a Bunker Hill lookalike with a very different alto part. That threw me for a loop at first.

It may be too soon to really say this, but it seems like the popular songs here are somewhat different than they are in the Midwest. I've sung some new songs from the Denson book too, which is always nice. Also, it's really fun to stand up to lead a song I think of as an old standard, and have it be new to some of the people I'm singing with.

Into the Depths

Jul. 18th, 2017 03:40 pm
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 [Lucida] We're getting back into dream work again. Dreams used to hold incredible significance to us, but we've let them fall to the wayside. We haven't put effort into recalling our dreams all summer until this morning, when I woke up instead of Quinn. Thw importance of these dreams aren't about symbolism or interpretation or anything like that. It's about our system.

Last night's dream was Crimson's. We don't know much about him except that he's vulgar and a potential threat to others, but by examining his dream, we've learned more about how he thinks and how he sees other people. Dreams are also the way one of our deeper and more Lovecraftian system members, Deimos, prefers to communicate with us. According to Pheasant, Deimos knows things the rest of us don't, and dreams are currently the only safe way to obtain that knowledge.

Lucid dreaming is also a goal of ours, if only for fun and games. It could be useful for system stuff too,  but we're more looking forward to exploring fantastic landscapes and doing all sorts of incredible stuff x)

30 Day Prompt

Jul. 18th, 2017 08:40 pm
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~~ A Fun 30 Day Journal Writing Prompt I Found. Anyone up for trying it?

Challenge Mode: If you don't want to answer a question for a particular day, make up an alternative question for that day!

Extra Challenge Mode: Let's work on it together and try to respond at least twice a week to each journal that is doing this! ~~

1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrassing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misunderstood most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for

There's Sergals In This Post

Jul. 18th, 2017 02:28 am
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So I guess related to my last post about Ownership,

Back to the subject of death of the author, I hate that this phrase is regarded as a universally positive thing.

I mention the word rapist but there's no actual assault, also I mention genitalia attributes?? more rambling )

Everyday stuff

Jul. 17th, 2017 10:21 pm
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 Today was a chore catch-up day for me. I did a bunch of laundry and some cleaning in the kitchen. Sparkly will be working with some Important People tomorrow and Wednesday, and ey was asked to dress extra nice, so I wanted to make sure ey had plenty of nice clothing clean. Ey also has to get to work earlier than usual, so I should get to bed.

Life Philosophy

Jul. 18th, 2017 10:24 am
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Life Philosophy: Find Something Beautiful
(Outside of the "Chaos Boxes")

When I first met Cory and all, I was pretty determined to keep a distance from everyone. My family travelled incessantly. I had no real identity and all I wanted to do was to be able to do anything I wanted and still get let alone. Typical angsting teenager. My past self would be horrified to know I've embraced much of everything my parents stood for.

Mom would typically toss me outside (figuratively!) with assignments (literally). I wasn't allowed to come back until I'd gotten three kids within two years of my age to write a sentence on something, or until I'd taken certain photos on those old disposable cameras, or until I'd experienced something else. And I had to scribble some form of an outline so I could write about it later. The notecards, mates!

I used to frustrate both them and myself by using all forms of bad writing techniques (or attempting to draw pictures and say those were good enough notes, or photos, or accidentally dropping cameras into puddles and..hah, ah, the experiments...) or taking photos which barely fit the bill. I'd go out of my way just to reinterpret assignments incorrectly. When I met Mark, I remember being real proud to prove that I had indeed met another teenager who was partly dressed in a clown outfit in summer. That was no barely-hit-it photo.

I jetted away from home the moment I could to try a life that was "stable." My goal was like to buy a house at 18 and stay there forever and have my bones buried there. That crashed and burned. Over a period of years, I found out I was GOOD at the things my parents drilled into me. Better than that, I could get paid for it. Embracing their lessons was more out of practical desperation. But it gradually turned into something I loved, and at some point I realized it was a philosophy.

Get up. Get moving. Find something beautiful (interesting, new, moving, exciting, etc, etc...) Notice it. At the very least ponder about it. Preferably photo it. Write about it. Publish it and get paid.

Sometimes my parents would give me an assignment that felt obscure. But the answer woulda been like a sailor trying to know what powered his boat, all while using the wind to his whims. Things I dealt with most days. I learned those are great discoveries. Things right in front of you that if you take second to ponder them become pretty amazing.

And when I figured that out, finding a home suddenly wasn't a crash and burn project. I don't technically have my own plot of land, not in world and definitely not as an alter. But I learned how to hold on to some things.

Mom and Dad are inner world people. Very much not even shadows of alters for Cory. But I know them, and they shaped me. Despite bumps and angst, I'm appreciative to them.

Gravity Falls Filk: Pure Of Heart

Jul. 17th, 2017 07:27 pm
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On tumblr, I use the tag 'IMPURE OF HEART' to describe that super-gross identity politics all about conspicuously performing virtue.  Someone showed me this filk of the Gravity Falls episode 'The Last Mablecorn,' called Pure Of Heart and I thought folks here might enjoy it.


Lyrics behind cut )


Jul. 17th, 2017 08:50 am
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Friends and acquaintances have come and gone in my life. Some amicably, some... Not so much. But one thing I want to be clear about: My pain is not your pain.

If I have had a falling out with a person, I generally don't want other people involved if they weren't already involved before hand. I don't like losing friends, I get no pleasure in cutting off people I cared about so I don't like it when I'm not allowed to grieve. Talking about how 'bad' an ex-friend was, doing nothing but pointing out the negative, that doesn't help me. No, really, please don't find me and tell me what tiny, minuscule infraction bad ex-friend is doing now unless it's relevant. Maybe a little comeuppance where appropriate, or settling of concerns or fears, but really, they're not a part of my life, I don't need to know what they're doing with their lives unless it's to help me avoid them. If I have someone filtered out, there's a reason for it. Good things happened with those people, let me have that at least. Not everyone copes in the same way and that's fine.

Related to that, I do not care who are friends with my ex-friends. Those people might have hurt me but that doesn't mean it's the same for everyone. Other people are allowed to have different experiences with ex-friends than I had. Long as you don't try to force me to interact with them, I don't care. At most, there are some people I worry about being mislead or mistreated by a person, but if there has been change I'm not going to let personal experiences get in the way of that. (for the record, I don't negatively judge people who can't be friends with people who are interacting with an ex friend especially in an abusive situation) At the most I'll worry about people getting abused themselves by people that have hurt me, or I may not trust them as much, but can't really force them to 'choose'.

Interpersonal stuff is complicated.

(incoherent grumbling)

Jul. 16th, 2017 10:51 pm
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 Dear Australian TV (specifically Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (see also) and The Doctor Blake Mysteries (see also)),

stop tugging my heartstrings so gosh darn hard over characters who never show up again (or die)! 

Also please consider having a main character who is a little less of a perfect enlightened angel swooping in to save the poor special episode character? It's good but it's also not good and I don't know what to do with my feelings.

(I watched the latter episode with Sparkly today and was unavoidably struck by how identical it is to that episode of Miss Fisher.)

I started (re) reading Abarat today

Jul. 15th, 2017 11:50 pm
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and I'm trying not to jump to conclusions but ughhh it's hard. Thoughts on the first eight chapters:

Read more... )
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