Solstice

Dec. 24th, 2011 10:09 pm
calime: (Amanda&Rebecca girls fun)
...idly browsing Oglaf and coming upon this little seasonal gem http://oglaf.com/solstice/
Now, that's a solstice celebration I approve of.
calime: (beer Methos drug)
Well, the year is drawing to a close, there's three days off work ahead of me and there's even some snow dusting the ground...

I plan to do nothing but sleep and eat good food and read - especially all the wonderful stories posted at [livejournal.com profile] hlh_shortcuts (and I've had a most wonderful gift filled with Amanda and glee and romance and captivating plot and yay!) and then sleep some more. And not think about unpleasant things for a while. And visit Granny in the hospital on Monday.

So, happy whatever-holidays-or-other-kinds-of-days to all of you - and may again the days get longer, and may those days be better than the ones before:)
calime: (PW armed and pissy)
Originally posted by [personal profile] write_light at BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way

From the flist: 



Spread the word, even you're not a US citizen, it is important for everyone!! It easy to do and it can change everything. More info by clicking on the banner.

Website Blocking

The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users

It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

Chaos for the Internet

Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.


Read this analysis from boing-boing.net

Get on the phone and call your representative. Express your disapproval. Tell him or her exactly how you feel, and that you don't support this. Tell your friends to call their representatives, their Congressperson, and complain. Mention that you are a registered voter that takes your civic responsibility seriously and that you will use that vote to express your feelings about this.

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_60/Internet-Companies-Boost-Hill-Lobbying-210345-1.html?pos=olobh

“We support the bill’s stated goals — providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign ‘rogue’ websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting,” the Internet companies wrote in Tuesday’s letter. “Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites.”  The chamber-led coalition in support of the bill includes Walmart, Eli Lilly & Co. and Netflix.

Google and other opponents of the legislation argue that restricting the Internet in the U.S. sets a bad international precedent and that the language defines infringing too broadly.



ETA: A link to a global(something for us outside the US, too) petition against at Avaaz http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet_c/?cooTmab
calime: OTW logo, text: member (OTW member)
OTW logo: red circle with an arrow. Text reads: Organization for Transformative Works Membership Drive October 9-16, 2011

You know, fandom owning the servers never stops being awesome.
calime: (nublu eye seeswhat u did there)
Thank you everyone for the good wishes sent! My older bullie, Nublu, seems to be on the mend now and sends sincere tail-wags and bodily contortions of gratefulness to you all! So do I (only with perhaps less of the contortions-ness).
relevant details under cut )
So, again, thank you everyone for your support - and also, happy (belated) Solstice/Midsummer/ head Jaanipäeva!
calime: (nublu eye seeswhat u did there)
If you could, could you please send a good thought or similar towards my older dog today? We're going to really need it.

EDIT: See http://calime.dreamwidth.org/106588.html for details, and thank you all - it helped a lot!
calime: A quill in an inkpot with text caligraphy (cali-graphy)
...is also faviconcalime. Most of what's up there (and most likely what's going to get written in the future) is Highlander.
calime: (always watching Joe)
a)I love them all soo damn much.
b)I have this weird hankering for Amanda/Joe stories, of a mischief-shared-good-buddy kind, possibly with a bit of friendly sex included as a cherry on top:).
c)I still have and probably always will have a massive crush on Amanda. And possibly a teensy-tiny one on Liz Gracen.
...this brought to you by exhaustion after a blue Monday and an endless coming-not-coming-down with something, and a glass of red wine.
Also, I always sporfle at the funny tagline our local channel advertises the Highlander reruns with - translated, it goes roughly like this: "Duncan is the only guy in the world who will see the Bold and the Beautiful from the start to the finish!".
ETA: Amanda and Duncan are also very very nice together.
calime: (pihv snowbeard)
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I'm with [livejournal.com profile] vants at [livejournal.com profile] dresta11's Saaremaa farm. There is and will be snow and shoveling thereof, also, furry frosty horses peeking out from between the snowpiles. Dogs are curled up in bed under the duvet. Cats are fat and look like very shiny winter hats. Soon, there will be good food.
So, I'm wishing you all a pleasant end to the old year and a good beginning to the new - and may the new year be better than the last one, always.
calime: tartan background, text in the end there can be only a bunch, you know, a smallish group, really very exclusive... (In the end there can be only...)
Well, now that the author reveal is done, here's my contribution to the Highlander Holiday ShortCuts exchange.

Title: Past and Present, Hand in Hand
Author: Someone probably totally obvious
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] jinxed_wood
Characters/Pairings: Methos front and centre, Amanda, Duncan, Rebecca, hints of the Horsemen, OC; implied Amanda/Methos/Rebecca, Duncan & Methos & Amanda friendship
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: 2 784
Author's notes: A big thank you to [personal profile] baronjanus and [personal profile] ceruleancat for the invaluable beta work, everything that is still wrong is my fault. Written for the recipient's prompt "Holding Hands".
Summary: Methos is trippin' - or tripping down the memory lane.

Link to the original post at hlh_shortcuts
Read it at Archive of Our Own
Reat it at Highlander Fiction Archive

And as I never got around to reposting my last year's story, I'll just add it here, too.

Title: A Rewalian Winter or The Devil's Disciple
Author: That Dog Who Pulls the Grinch's sleigh
Written for:[personal profile] unovis
Characters/Pairings: Amanda/OFC
Rating:PG-13
Word count:appr. 5800
Warnings:Um, references to obscure-ish chapters of history and an OFC?
Author's Notes: Thank you [livejournal.com profile] dresta11 and [livejournal.com profile] dorothy1901 for beta, all that sucketh still is a blame to be laid at my door. Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] amand_r for running this challenge, and for the patience you had for my lateness, and for making me write after a long dry spell. And thank you [personal profile] unovis for all your stories that have given me countless hours of enjoyment, I know I'm a sucky feedbacker, but I do adore and appreciate them. A lot. And last but not least - thank you, the Highlander fandom, for, you know, being out there, still going, still immortal.
Summary: Amanda finds a - perhaps not really conventional - student.
Link to the original post at hlh_shortcuts
Read it at Archive of Our Own
Reat it at Highlander Fiction Archive
calime: (pihv snowbeard)
HL holiday shortcuts fic off to beta, wheeee! Am resolutely not tinkering or looking at it and wondering whether it is any good at all, because that way lies madness. Well, at least not until I get it back:)

Some RL ramblings and a snowstorm under the cut )

And now, I'll go and have some more alcohol-free glögg.
calime: brain with text out of my mind back in five minutes (brb out of mind)
Not that it would be visibly much different from the recent (and not-so-recent) state of affairs, but I'll continue to limit my online presence mostly to sporadic lurking for a while yet. Nominally, I am on my vacation, but in reality, I'm trying to tackle my long-dormant PhD - seeing as how I can nau haz an actual supervisor, and be a part of a research team, with, you know, actual theme and financing and data and stuff. So, as I'm awfully good at procrastinating anyway, I'm trying to limit aforementioned procrastination and be vevvy vevvy quiet. Not hunting wabbits, though, but a) writing an article and b)giving a presentation on a conference next week (eep! I've been teaching and giving lectures for years, but a 15 minute presentation on a conference is still a first and faintly scary prospect). So, um, if you'd want to wish me luck or something, I'd be glad (it might lessen the panic, perhaps?). Wishing y'all good times and fun and hoping to surface come September.
In the spirit of procrastination, a meme - it, um, seemes to fit the theme - and now, I jump back into the universe comprised of bovine respiratory disease and acute phase proteins:). )
calime: (blessed are the easily amused)
Today has been hot and unpleasant and full of stoopid and suck. And I'm really really really tired. So, trying an alternative approach - on the grounds of a)cats go well with everything and B)cats make everything better, here, have some kittens:


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moar kittehs under the cut )
Those are all shelter kittens, mostly from May this year. Kittens are by and large all rehomed by now, though only one mother cat has found a new home. But these are the ones that will find a home, and the ones I can look at without sadness and fear - I don't have to put any of those down. They're the happy stories. Two of those litters are actually mixed - there were motherless kittens fostered under accomodating queens. And fortunately, queens are usually very accomodating towards strange kittens.
And to finish it off - this is one of the two cats that live in the shelter, permanently. This one has had an inner ear infection that has left him with a permanent head tilt, and he has lost the tips of his ears to the cold some winter past. But he's happy and fat and shiny, and surveys his kingdom, and sleeps on the sofa in the personnell room, and never needs to worry about being homeless again.
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calime: (caffeine blessing)
...as evidenced by sun gleaming through rampant greenery outside, bloodthirsty mosquitoes (I sing gleeful odes to the netting on the windows) and mysterious, omnious banging sounding from above the ceiling (that's actually the first-floor neighbour with his son-in-law, cleaning the chimneys, bless 'em).
I'm having a very late, very mellow Sunday morning (well, half past noon, but I just got up, Ok?) coffee and resolutely relaxing. Next few weeks are going to be hell in several ways (mostly, in ways of lots of work, not enough time, and frantically hoping to get paid in time, or at least close enough), but today is for coffee, sleep and dawdling around on the internets. Maybe I'll even get around to posting some pointless cat pics. Because cats are always good, right?
calime: Smaug; text: Lurking worm (Default)
...looking for headscritches ...or something?


MY THREAD HERE
calime: (Rodney&John)
...because I looked at THIS and thought. "Well, that is about half of the SGA stories out there..." Well, and some other fandoms, too. It is probably also one of my favourite narrative kinks:)
calime: (I'm prickly)
If you dislike the idea of a LJ script reporting the links you hover/click on LJ to a third party, or if overabundance of scripts tends to make browsing on your perhaps not-so-powerful computer laggy, well, then you should probably check out this post.
ETA: If anyone wants, I have seven Dreamwidth invite codes to give away - please comment below (I'll screen the comments), so I can keep track of which codes have been used up.

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