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2017-08-10 12:55 pm
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Lake Betty

I am going to be posting my trip stuff waaaay out of order. These are some pics from the tag end of my Crater Lake trip. I am glad I went when I did! Crater Lake is under a level 1 evacuation order due to wildfire smoke. You can still be there during a Level 1, but you need to be constantly prepped to bug out. Also, the views are smoky right now, and not in a cool way. They may need to do some big fire breaks to try to contain the fire. They can't use water from most sources to douse fires in the area. I may have seen the fire being lit by the lighting strikes while I was there.

Anyway, this post isn't about that big lake, it's about a small one I found delaying my return to the city.

I was a good chunk of the way back towards I-5 when I decided that I really had no reason to get home while it was still light out. The next day I would have a fuzzy to worry about, but not that day!

I turned off on a side road that said it was to Lake Waldo. Lake Waldo turned out to be really, really far down the road. So, I pulled over to have some food and figure out what to do next.

The wide shoulder I pulled off had this sign:

I am not usually one for going on random trails alone, but at this point I have to do some solo exploring or I will never get out and do any. I walked for a bit and decided I'd gone far enough down a trail I knew nothing about. I rested on a log and was sure I heard water. So, I went just a bit further and saw this:

It's a really easy hike down to a nicely isolate lake. There was a path around it, but I will do that another day.

I just hung out there for a bit. I tried to do the whole 'picture with my feet in it' thing but my legs are short:

I always try for those shots, but they rarely work for me.

That trail was pretty much the ideal little adventure.

I'd love to get back out there, maybe some day trips, but cat, wildfires and the coming tourists hoards make it a bad plan. Oh yeah and I should move to the new place at a point. (still no date on possession.)
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2016-12-30 01:42 pm

Legolas/Gimli Masterpost

Welcome to the Legolas/Gimli masterpost!

Upcoming events:
* Gigolas Week is coming again. Follow that tumblr for updates.

Where do I find you all?

* You can try the Gimli and/or Gigolas tags on Tumblr to find the currently active peeps. You can also check the Legolas tag, but it tends to have a much lower percentage of Gimli/Legolas shipper stuff than the Gimli tag.
* There is an Imzy Community. If you need an invite you can request one through the community, or ask me:).
* We have an IRC chatroom. Flamebyrd did an excellent post on how to connect to it here.

Where is the fic/art?

* The Gimli/Legolas tag on AO3
* Gimli and/or Gigolas tags on Tumblr.
* Sansûkh Podfic Project
* There are a few pieces of art on DeviantArt, but not a lot.
* Gigolas Big Bang Look for info on the next one, or give love to the previous year's authors and artists.
* Ungalad's rec list is here.

Older archives:

* Library of Moria
* Axe And Bow
* Axe & Bow
* Of Elves and Man, Legolas/Gimli page
* Tolkien Fanart page of Dagmar Jung It hasn't been updated in a very long time, but it's the source for some popular fanart that has been posted many places, like this one.
* The The FuckYeahLegolasandGimli Tumblr is no longer updated, but you can still go back through the posts to see the art it collected.

Japanese Branch of out fandom, レゴギム fans:
* They had a Spring 2016 fanworks fest, that used the twitter hastag #レゴギムweb. The early 2017 fanworks fest used the tag #legogim3w You can browse either or the @Mellon_legogim twitter account.
* Some of the the illustrations posted to that tag are collected here.
* A few more links to art from the project - Chibi paper dolls (more to com as they are posted.
* The twitter account reblogging Japanese art/fic is Twitter account Mellon_legogim.
* If you would like to browse Pixiv, try the レゴギム tag.

What do we do for fun?

* Ask questions on the Ask Gigolas Blog.
* Gigolas Week It's over for this year, but you can look for info on the next one or just enjoy previous contributions.
* Play Lego: LOTR. No really, you can walk around as Legolas carrying Gimli half the time.
* Listen to fanmixes like this Gigolas one.
* Play Meere's 2048 Gigolas Edition here.

Fan Fic resources!

* LOTR Project. A ficcer's dream resource: timelines, interactive maps, charts and graphs based on Tolkien texts, etc.
* Everything Tolkien officially said about Elf sex in one handy article with sources.
* Speaking of Legolas, A New Free Republic article by Michael Martinez, Author of Visualizing Middle-Earth.
* Legolas of Mirkwood: Prince Among Equals.
* The Sindarin Dictionary Project
* Sindarin: The Noble Tongue
* Ask Middle Earth response about Whether Dwarves Love Only Once.

Fandom Lore, touchstones, etc:

* The Legolas Cosplayer Dances to Single Ladies.
* Gingerhaze's comics have definitely had an influence. She started the dwarf racist party dad meme and she has other LOTR comics here.
* John Rys Davies and Peter Hambleton at a con pretending to be Gimli and Gloin saying goodbye before the events of the Hobbit.
* The Can I Touch Your Butt in Elvish post.
* Weta's concept art for female Dwarves.
* A Ship Manifesto.
* Notanightlight's Do You Want To Kill Some Orcs filk.
* Why did some people suddenly start calling it Gigolas? Discussion and link to first known usage here.

Random fun and/or educational LOTR stuffs:

* Cory Olsen who teaches courses on Tolkien at Washington College has put up a number of his lectures for free up in iTunes U. So, if you have an Apple device you and you like to listen to college lectures on The Hobbit, etc. link.
* For those who like hiking/walking, there is this site to track mileage as if you are walking to Mordor from The Shire. Since I started I am at Mile 42: Wood more dense, and lane went lower, running in a fold of hills, with hazel on the slopes alongside. Pippin quickly becomes sleepy.
* Misty Mountains as sung by that guy who went viral for singing Chocolate Rain.
* Cosplay beard using crepe wool tutorial for dressing up as your favorite Dwarf.
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2015-04-27 06:34 pm

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Someone I know IRL is having a design up on Teefury Wednesday.

She is so good! I have a necklace by her. this one.

That is all \o/
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2015-04-13 01:34 pm

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A for-profit site called ebooks-tree.com is currently scraping the entire AO3 fic archive and rehosting all of it on their ad-supported paid-access site. AO3 is the main fanfic site on the web, run cooperatively by fans. They are not just hitting the popular fics, they are taking everything and converting them to pdfs on their site.

AO3 also now hosts all the fic from many, many old and now defunct older archives. Remember the old 852 Prospect archive that had so much Sentinel fic that it could fetch you fic no matter what you were in the mood for? That archive, or at least most of it, was preserved by transferring it onto AO3.

Here is information on how to start getting it taken down.

From here AO3 recommends:
To keep your fanfic locked away from anyone or anything that isn’t a logged-in AO3 user, edit your work and tick the “Only show your work to registered users” option, in the Privacy box. (However, very dedicated PDF thieves could theoretically circumvent this by creating an account for their bots.)

They are also working on better handle this and how to respond.

This problem was discovered today as far as I can tell. Spread this like wildfire to all ficcers. Feel free to c&p my wording, or vary it, to make posts. (Please vary it, this is a terribly rushed post as I need to run out to get my taxes did.)
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2013-12-16 12:54 pm

Eastern Oregon

Wow, that was a weekend. Tabyk and I were darn lucky that we went the weekend we did. We had almost gone the previous weekend when it was 4 degrees. As in, 28 degrees below freezing ... and no that isn't with wind chill. Instead we had thirties and forties with mostly clear roads and just enough snow in some areas to highlight the ridges of mountains and hillsides. Also, you know you picked the right weekend to be in a rural area if you are buying local wool in the fiber store and the lady asks if you are in town for the Truck Parade. Turns out, the John Day Truck Parade is when people load up timber trucks, pick up trucks, horse trailers etc with generators and cover them in Christmas Lights.

Below the cut I will put some pictures of the Truck Parade, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, Fossil beds dating back 65 million years and the John Condon Paleontology Center. However, here is the full main album and here is the John Day Truck Parade Bonus Album with a link to a short YT video of one of the trucks.

If the above descrip doesn't make you click, nothing I put here will )
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2013-06-09 03:49 pm

Hannibal - TV Show

A thousand years ago on LJ people would make image posts of new shows that they got into to try to lure others or see who else was watching. I don't think I ever did those, but I feel like making a post about Hannibal.

The show got a fandom that seems to have exploded in size, possibly due to the show runner playing with fans on twitter and NBC having an official tumblr that tends to be darkly humorous and sometimes slashy. If I ever got a chance to interview one of the main cast, I would ask if they are aware of some of the gifs that are being used as official promo images.

I am going to put pic spams and show info under a cut, but first I do want to point out that this is a horror show and not for everyone. There is humor, amazing acting and set design and lots of other pluses to this show but it is also unrelentingly dark. It deals with serial killings, mental illness, and, as you might guess from the show's name, cannibalism.

Read more... )
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2013-02-20 07:48 pm

Fellow Tolkien Fen

Except for the upcoming Tolkien Big Bang, there is very little Tolkien stuff on LJ or Dreamwidth. Most of the comms that used to be active have fallen into a deep slumber.

I've been collecting links to cool stuff and want to dump them into a post. I am going to leave this unlocked in case any of my friend's friends want to poke in or drop off their own links.

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2012-06-14 01:53 am

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You know what I am amazing at doing? Over-thinking things. That, and stressing over potential problems before they happen. That way, if the problem never happens, I still get to have all the anxiety.

Though, on the bright side, I have a project going that is all about doing stuff and not overthinking it in advance. Details later if I managed to get this together :)
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2012-01-27 04:25 pm

Just saw Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and ...

...I will need to see that again. It was one of those films where you had to pay attention to follow the plot, but the projectionist has the aspect ratios so screwed up that we missed almost all the subtitles at the start setting up the film. Dialogue came from talking torsos for the first 30 minutes. Benedict Cumberbatch's face and body are long enough without them being comically skewed. Though, during one scene where he walks across the screen they were fiddling with the lens and they made him short and squat. It looked like something from the Ministry of Silly Walks. Half the audience left and we all got free passes at least.

I lost count of how often the projector lost focus.

Also distracting is that the only other times I've heard someone in a British Intelligence Op being referred to as 'Control' was in A Bit Of Fry and Laurie sketches. So, seeing Cumberbatch's overly elongated face filling the screen saying "I'm sorry to hear about Control" was comedy gold to a very small target audience of well, me and ... likely just me. I can't really be upset about the technical problems because I was choking with laughter at points.

The version I was was 30 minutes of surrealist comedy followed by an hour and a half of trying to figure out what was going on. The sets and suits were amazing, though.
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2011-12-24 01:36 pm

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from my kitten, who is wondering how her life went so wrong. Hope your holidays are awesome.
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2011-12-23 12:34 am

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For the second day in a row, I started and completed a sewing project. I had terrible built up feelings of anxiety/frustration towards sewing machines, but I think I've managed to get past that. I can make fairly basic projects on my own! The one I did today that was an approach I'd come up with myself.

I feel all sorts of competent. Now, back to some embroidery projects. Well, I'll get back to them Saturday or so. Tomorrow may be busy.
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2011-11-06 11:08 pm

Crossposting test

... in case I start actually posting to Dreamwidth.
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2011-07-27 11:54 pm

SDCC Master Post

Here are the remaining pics and links to other entries. Some LJ entries may be locked, but I will unlock them when I can.

Lost Girl panel pics I posted to a Lost Girl comm here.

Random hyper post.

Swag Shot.

Jared at Nerd HQ.

Random pics )

Full PB album of my SPN panel pictures are here. Eh, I will post a few here directly under a cut. I had my new camera and was so excited to take better pics this year, but the images turned out too dark ... this is because my setting were wrong and I didn't think to check. Hopefully, I have learned my lesson. But, at least I also had my P&S camera. It will always happen that I get the best pics of the things I care about the least, and the worst pics of the things I care about the most.

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So, there it is, all the pics are up somewhere. I may randomly post more because those 5 days (6 next year!) are so dense and I had trouble making posts during.

Now, let's see if the DW tags are the same and if crossposting works now.
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2009-05-05 05:45 pm

Crosspost test

Testing this whole built-in crosspost to LJ feature at Dreamwidth.

Maybe I shoudl put actual content into this post? Ok, umm... hey, I now have a kitchen faucet that turns off! This is exciting. Also, my basement is now so organized that it stuns people.
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2009-04-18 12:59 pm

Still here

Ok, I need to take some time and find communities and stuff like that over here. Learn the ropes and whatnot.

However, I must say that almost immeadiatly being friended by a journal named 'Denise' freaked me out for a second. I was all "I've been hour a couple of hours and my sister is already !?" But, nope, different Denise. Phew ...