So I saw Mockingjay today...

Nov. 21st, 2014 02:06 pm
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Haven't read the books and am intentionally remaining unspoiled.

I really enjoyed it, but it suffered, I think, from the whole push to make it into two movies. Because there's a degree to which I appreciated the slow, measured pace of it, but it also felt kind of undirected - it wasn't clear, just from a narrative standpoint, what we were supposed to be building toward, which gave it a meandering feel. There was also the very distinct impression - which I'd gotten from prior movies - that certain characters were supposed to be more important/prominent, but that their stories were mostly being cut.

I don't even call these spoilers, I'm talking in vague generalizations, but just in case -

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(as you've gathered from prior posts I'm sure, I've been traveling a lot lately and haven't been able to keep up with FList/DWircle, so if there are things I should have responded to one way or another and didn't, I apologize!)

Sticker Crock

Nov. 21st, 2014 03:00 pm
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Was a retired Marine was forced to remove USMC decals from his car or be fined, while neighbors were allowed to keep their Obama stickers without incident?

Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

Nov. 21st, 2014 05:00 pm
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Sudoku by Thomas Snyder

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Theme: Tulip (Originally for 2014 Arlington Puzzle Festival)

Author/Opus: This is the 209th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Sudoku rules.

Answer String: Enter the 1st row from left to right, followed by a comma, followed by the 9th row from left to right.

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 4:00, Master = 6:30, Expert = 13:00

Note: Follow this link for other classic Sudoku. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Sudoku to get started on.

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Revised Friday About Town Lives!

Nov. 21st, 2014 09:05 am
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Friday, every Friday, I invite you (yes, you!) to share with me key Dreamwidth posts from the last week. They can be one or more of your own posts, posts of others you'd recommend, interesting discussions, linkspams, tiny delights, whatever stands out to you from the last seven days that you'd like to highlight. Assume that I've been away and pining too true and catch me up on what matters to you.

Newcomers, lurkers and long-time commentators equally welcome. See also [community profile] followfriday.

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Nov. 21st, 2014 12:29 am
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- I was really tired afternoon for some reason, and had to head home in the afternoon to nap.

- PK and I tried to go to the GradBash but there were too many people (the perils of arriving late) so we went to have pizza at some other place instead. She's working on her UCR application, and I'm working on an application and a prospectus. Afterwards I went back to campus.

- I think I've finished my fellowship application. Waffling on adding a couple more things... I'm still 150 words short of the 1000-word limit.

- I also started putting together the SEAsteampunk manuscript. Life just hit me so hard it had to be waylaid for a while but I began to re-read everything again I'm getting excited about it ALL OVER AGAIN LIKE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WHAT A GREAT ANTHO THIS IS GOING TO BE

- Tomorrow PK and I will go to JoAnn's in the afternoon. Hopefully over the weekend Nalo will be free to go watch THE BOOK OF LIFE and I can pass her some worm poop like I promised. (I went through the container again, and found even more eggs and baby worms BABY WORMS ARE THE CUTEST OMG)

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Nov. 20th, 2014 11:55 pm
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So I hear that an email containing this open letter to a particular professor at my last university calling him out on his shit especially after his response to the disruption of an event at which an oil company executive was invited to start a series on women's success.

The email is from riseup.net which as far as I can tell is some sort of off-grid email system for anarchists to avoid being traced.

*leans forward in deep interest because the cyberpunk story I've been working on runs along these lines*

(Seriously though I've taken a course with Dr. Giroux and wow, let's just say only a certain kind of person continues to admire him after prolonged exposure.)

Clone Home

Nov. 20th, 2014 03:00 pm
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Can your answering a call from the number 96723345 enable scammers in Peru or Pakistan to clone your cell phone's SIM card?

Bullet Anoints

Nov. 20th, 2014 03:00 pm
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FSU student Jason Derfuss survived a campus shooting after a bullet intended for him lodged in a book he was carrying in his backpack.

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