Who be kind to

May. 28th, 2016 07:41 am
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Compassion to one’s fellow beings is generally considered a Good Thing. Do it to yourself.

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] andrewducker
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#yuletide revealed to me that there might be pinch hitters here, so here goes: Space Swap has not one, but TWO pinch hits of the apocalypse. They can be found (& claimed) here. Please help a mod in need?

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May. 28th, 2016 01:37 pm
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It was early, much earlier than Claire would normally wake up on her day off, but she hadn’t been able to sleep. The letter she’d received had been cryptic and it had become the only thing she could think about, in part because it seemed like the beginning of one of those really awful horror movies. A great-uncle she’d never heard of had died, which wasn’t really that strange as she had loads of family she’d never met before, leaving behind a dilapidated hotel that she had apparently inherited, and that was the part she couldn’t understand. Why would someone she’d never met leave her anything in his will?



Read more: http://www.kawebbwriting.co.uk/the-fae-world-earth-claire-inheriting-a-hotel/

Collection: The Fae World, Status: Complete, Word Count: 2000 - 3000

Tabarnak!

May. 28th, 2016 06:41 am
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Years ago, I learned from a book on hockey (I think it was Ken Dryden’s The Game) that French Canadians use church words (meaning tabernacle, chalice, etc.) as offensive expletives. Here’s an article about it, from which we learn that some of the words even have cleaned-up versions. One theory the article doesn’t mention is that the approach comes from offering to excrete in the sacred entity, like the Spanish in Hemingway novels who “unname in the milk of thy….”

Thanx to Metafilter
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games1

In the interest of Being Excellent and considerate of those who plan to watch this episode, all references to the content of this episode are stashed under the cut and will remain so hidden for at least a month. Someponies like to watch MLP:FIM in herds and it can be a while before they get all their ponies together. 8^) As spoilers are also likely to be in any comments: don't read if you haven't yet seen the episode unless you like being spoiled. When you're ready, drop in a comment and say what you thought of this episode!

After a month, I hope Episode Discuss posts will be so far off the top page that it'll probably take the tag to find them, so about a month after posting the cut will be removed. 8^) Sometimes I go back and drop in little extras into the posts, like comics and links to the music.

Broadcast starts at 11:30 am Eastern Daylight Savings Time, which should work out to 4:30 pm UTC, 8:30 am PST and maybe about 11:30 PM Down Under. Confused? Look at the PonyCountdown widget on the community page! At the moment there are just five hours left to go.

Written by Will and Michael Fox. This is his second episode. He also wrote The Gift of the Maud Pie.

For those of you following Twitter, you can follow writers Nick Confalone (Hearthbreakers), Mike and Will Fox (The Gift of the Maud Pie), Joanna and Kristine (Gauntlet of Fire) and Dave Polsky (Rarity Takes Manehattan). Other twits in the early morning chorus may include the likes of Meghan McCarthy, Jayson Thiessen (Supervising Director of MLP:FIM), Andrea Libman , the voice of Dragon Lord Ember Ali Milner, Big Jim (storyboard work, voice of Troubleshoes and Director of MLP:FIM), Mike Vogel and Josh Haber. The hashtag to watch should be #MLPseason6.


Review for episode 10, Applejack's Day Off, below the cut. )


Catch the show and throw in your two bits in the comments! Copy/paste your reviews into the comments, spread the wealth!

Livestreams! Have something I missed? Tell me! It could end up being the only one that works for someone. It's been a few months since a new episode has been live-streamed, so there may have been some attrition in the stream selection. I'm going to have to check through these a few times. This is the deal this morning:

I am partial to the Twilight Sparkle room on BronyState (it has a chat room I can type in). For instant replay after the show, I was going to the Brony Network last year, but while Bronystate is alive and well, the Brony Network I dunno.

AdBlock is a must or my ISP drops in *ArRRrrghghgh* adverts that block the stream for like 30 seconds during the episode! The nerve! Turning off Javascript once the stream is running might do the same thing.

Bronystate, which includes the adverts during station breaks, has several "rooms" to choose from, like, the Twilight Sparkle room. That's the cool room, because, hay, Twilight Sparkle!

The Brony Network has moved here and here, replacing BN #4 and BN #6.

You might like Otaku Ascended. The hosts are still quite chatty. I suspect they might chat during the broadcast as well, but I'm told that there might be less lag during the stream (perhaps as a result of the gabbing).

There's also: Brony TV. Last year it was still alive, kicking and champing at the bit. Wide screen, good audio. Seems to be a mirror for Justin TV.

If that's working, this should be up as well: http://mlp.quebec/live/ It looks like a mirror for Brony TV with a text-chat in French. Allez y clavarder!

Nom de dieu! Un autre stream live français içi!

and the Brony Show? Nope, dead.

Haxmega's stream is here, but it might not be streaming shows anymore. There's also a Ustream mirror here that is playing music.

Ponies Tonight. What is this? I am the only viewer every time I look. Maybe it's here? (This other one is skipping like mad.)

Equestria TV links to http://equestria.tv/r/cmc_clubhouse , or maybe it's http://equestria.tv/r/Cutie_Marked_Crusaders now. They do a re-stream after the episode, which I can't seem to be able to find.

Cinemaquestria received a C&D from Hasbro on May 19th and won't be streaming or live-streaming episodes, but they plan on discussing new episodes.

World of Equestria's Woeful Streaming channel. There's sound! There's ponies! But the video was low quality.

Something new: HasbroMLP. It's up now, streaming a past episode and it will be streaming the new episodes, but it's buffering frequently at my end.

Three Youtube streams:
MoliminousTheater,
BronyDE and
Norbert Koncz.

There is also PonySpazz's livestream, here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/20308283 Ustream provides an embed code, but that wasn't executing. It is probably not whitelisted here. The downside is that you can only choose between 1080p, which skips on my connection, and 240 (ish) which is really blurred.

Watch Applejack's "Day" Off on DailyMotion and Youtube too (soon).

Download links for Applejack's "Day" Off: (I'll fill in the blanks later)
As seen on Discovery Family in 1080p: a href="">broadcast version
In 1080p without logos: a href="">logoless.
In 1080p, without logos and colour corrected: a href="">colourful.
They're all mkv format files.

Read all the transcripts, including that of Applejack's "Day" Off over here on the MLP wiki of transcripts.

Clear, free, logoless screengrabs from the entire episode get uploaded to the episode wiki within days of broadcast on the MLP Wikia Gallery pages, here.

The links to official channels and purchasing DVD's and episodes are now in the community sticky. A Cantonese dub of MLP:FIM season one is now being broadcast free-to-air in Hong Kong on ViuTV. Broadcast time is every Thursday and Friday at 5 PM. See http://viu.tv/epg/99

X-Men: Apocalypse

May. 28th, 2016 12:32 pm
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There's a scene in this movie where young Jean Grey, Scott Summers and Kurt Wagner have just watched Return of the Jedi and are discussing the Star Wars movies (I thought of [personal profile] penknife and [profile] amenirdis's old X-Men stories!), Kurt being pro Empire Strikes Back while Scott champions A New Hope, and Jean then concludes that at least they can agree that "the third one always is the worst". It's an obvious meta moment that just about gets away with it, and its charm embodies why despite this not really being a good movie I was entertained and glad as to where it left the characters.

more spoilery talk beneath the cut )
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Beware of the sheep!

1 Beware of the sheep, Herefordshire Beacon, 05-16

Probably Selatosomus aeneus, a rare-ish "click" beetle in metallic turquoise and blue armour.

2 Selatosomus aeneus (probably), one of the "click beetles", Herefordshire Beacon 05-16

No triffids but only innocent plants that won't eat you. )

QotD

May. 28th, 2016 05:24 am
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"The lesson to be learned today is that any difficulty can be overcome by the proper application of hordes of intelligent robots." -- Sam Starfall, in Freefall by Mark Stanley, 2016-05-27 (currently on the strip's home page; permanent URL not active yet, but come Monday it'll pobably be here)

i have literally no excuse

May. 28th, 2016 03:52 am
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Chapter 33: The Great River

May. 28th, 2016 09:40 am
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When Hazel woke, he started up at once, for the air around him was full of the sharp cries of some creature hunting.



[This post is part of my Watership Down read through. You are welcome to join in at any time; please read my introduction post first.]


Pinch Hits of the Apocalypse, #9-10

May. 28th, 2016 11:23 am
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Due ASAP. Please, if you have time, try to make something for these participants. The collection will open when both of them have a gift.

#9: Dune, Dragonriders of Pern, Star Wars )

#10: CLAIMED – DCU, Star Trek: Voyager, The Next Generation, Enterprise, Smallville )
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"Season 2 is all about Megatron, and he’s essentially a socialist who took a wrong turn and embraced totalitarianism. A journey not without real-life parallels." -- James Roberts

Read more... )

Vid Rec: The Flash

May. 28th, 2016 03:16 am
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Genghis Khan by fabella/wistfulfever

Cisco/Earth-2 Harry aaaaaaaaaahhhh it's amazing

♥♥♥ CISCO/HARRY ♥♥♥

Daily Happiness

May. 27th, 2016 11:24 pm
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1. Busy day at work, but I got stuff done and managed to come home only an hour or so late.

2. We took a nice walk this evening. It's been kind of warm during the day lately, but really nice and cool at night (sometimes a bit too humid, but tonight was nice).

3. For some reason Instagram has stopped crossposting to Twitter and Tumblr. I managed to get it to post to Flickr last night and used that to link here, but tonight even the Flickr crossposting isn't working. It has no trouble crossposting to Facebook, but my FB isn't public, so I can't link images from it, and Instagram itself can only link with a huge clunky embed that I can't even get to display properly on DW. I really want to be able to crosspost my kitty pictures here, so I'm trying to figure out what's gone wrong and how I can fix it, but in the meantime at least I still have my website, so I can upload pics there and link!

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