Book: Southern Fried by Cathy Pickens

Oct. 19th, 2017 09:16 am
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Southern FriedSouthern Fried by Cathy Pickens

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Avery andrews returned home to her western South Carolina home to chaos. There are dead bodies, insane admirers, a few steel magnolias, bikers, and more intrigue than any city could offer. she settles into her grandfather's cabin and drives his vintage Mustang as she ends up in the middle of untangling the insanity. She sets up shop, more or less, and begins to practice law though she isn't sure she knows what she's doing and knows she doesn't seem to be making much money. Her clients are that crazy admirer who fakes a murder to get her attention, a husband who is assumed to have killed his wife 15 years prior, a factory owner who is knee deep in trouble and seems completely oblivious. Throw in a large nasty sheriff and several crazy redneck types and you get a lot of action, humor and intrigue for Avery.

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Tomorrow, we'll have another mystery!


two posts!

Oct. 18th, 2017 11:15 pm
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dc comics [60] ➝ wednesday spoilers: batman 33 (bruce, selina, alfred, dick, jason, damian, duke)

here at [community profile] probono

dc comics [55] ➝ rebirth green lanterns (hal jordan)

here at [community profile] probono


Oct. 18th, 2017 11:00 pm
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Posted by mugumogu


As I attached slatted wooden flooring, the gazebo was completed.
Maru gets on the top by a jump.


Hana:[You are reckless.]

Maru:[It’s a piece of cake!]


Even if I judge it to be impossible, Maru does not give up jumping.

Maru:[Because I am a cat!]

Thank you for reminding me that you are cat!

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180+ (ongoing) THE GIFTED HERE.

also features elektra & colleen
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180+ (ongoing) THE GIFTED HERE.
also features elektra & colleen


Oct. 18th, 2017 11:07 pm
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On the one hand there's a ton I want to post about, but on the other hand it's mostly unfinished thoughts, so I haven't posted anything, which seems very reflective of my current state of mind. But I'll get better! I also have flatmates who bake me stuff.

There are many things I read/watched that I want to write about but then somehow I don't get around to it (books, Critical Role, Bright Sessions, The Good Place etc.) and other stuff that I can't mention right now because it's for Yuletide. Yuletide will be fun! DD signed up for the first time and we'll do writing sessions together. We started today, writing stuff we should finish before we get started on our Yuletide stories. Quote by DD: "Instead of cannibalistic torture they're now going to drink a glass of wine and I'm very confused what happened." Meanwhile I'm writing awkward hugs. We balance each other so well. And Sunday all three of us are planning a day of baking/cooking/eating/studying/writing/playing boardgames together, it'll be fun.

3 Things

Oct. 18th, 2017 03:06 pm
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1. It's great to get to work from home one day a week. Because....

2. Yesterday ADT came over and then our friend Chris came to fix a pipe issue. All done. Whew! Home ownership is hard.

3. I love Star Trek Discovery. I really do. I may very well ship Lt. Stamets and his partner Dr Culber. I need to be careful though....I don't know what the writers have planned, Culber might be hardly ever on the show, for all I know he might get killed off next episode or they might break them up. I guess we will see. 

Argh part 1,457

Oct. 18th, 2017 01:29 pm
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I don't know yet whether my laptop is dead or only mostly dead and my local library only gives me an hour a day on its computers, so I don't think I'll be getting much written or done in the near future. (Pecking at the tiny touchscreen of my iPhone 5S to write fic isn't happening.) The shop guy says that if there's damage to my Windows OS since it's Windows XP and thus long discontinued and unsupported I might have to give my laptop up as dead. I'm hoping that at the very least he can save my files, since I don't have everything on my zip drives. My iTunes MP3 library alone, never mind ten years of photo files, never mind my nearly 20 years of fic....

I managed to post some things to [community profile] weissvsaiyuki and now today to AO3 but don't have the ability to post HTML files to my personal website in my current circumstances. You can see those fics on the DW community above or at AO3 as

Farce,” a post-canon, PG-13, Weiß Kreuz Crawford and Schuldig fic


Off the Chain,” a PG-13, gen, Saiyuki fic mostly featuring Gojyo and Sanzo


I got my MRI and MRA tests results back and, as usual, they say I'm no more messed up than the last time I did them, which means my neurologist has no idea why my pain, odd sensations, and feelings of weakness have been worse in the last few weeks so he doesn't know how to treat them. Next verse, just like the first.

FIC: A Tyrant Spell Has Bound Me

Oct. 18th, 2017 11:26 am
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Fandom: The Silmarillion
Rating: Mature/Adult
Genre: Dark canon divergent AU, gen.
Wordcount: 4200 words
Characters: Maglor, Maedhros, Elwing, Eärendil, Elrond

Warnings: Choose Not to Warn, largely because I suspect there would be warnings I missed because it's a dark canon divergent AU. There's a ton of off-screen character death, on-screen suicide-by-battle, and no good answers.

Author’s Notes: Many thanks to Lyra for the beta. The title comes from Emily Brontë’s poem “The Night is Darkening Round Me.” This was written for SWG's Silmarillion40 compilation.

Read on: SWG or AO3.


Oct. 18th, 2017 11:26 am
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Just Between Us by J.H. Trumble

Luke Chesser is back, and it looks like his luck may be changing when he makes a surprising connection with one of the marching band field techs, Curtis Cameron.

But just as their relationship is set to launch, Curtis is diagnosed HIV positive. Too ashamed to tell anyone, he puts off treatment and pulls the plug on his relationship with Luke. He won't risk infecting another person. But Luke won't let go so easily. The two soon find themselves struggling to either define their relationship in terms they can both live with or end it altogether.

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Posted by Rev. Mord

It is on this day that two Professors from the RavenCoast School of Theology realize that their phone call may not have been private after all.

Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.

S. Chandrasekhar’s 107th Birthday

Oct. 18th, 2017 11:52 am
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S. Chandrasekhar’s 107th Birthday

Date: October 19, 2017

“Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are.”  Thanks to Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, we know! Today marks the 107th birthday of the first astrophysicist to win a Nobel Prize for his theory on the evolution of stars.

A child prodigy, Chandra published his first paper and developed his theory of star evolution before turning 20. By age 34, he was elected to the Royal Society of London, and soon after, became a distinguished service professor of physics.

The Indian-American physicist’s honors are astronomical, including the National Medal of Science, the Draper Medal of the US National Academy of Science, and the gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Though originally met with skepticism in the 1930s, Chandra’s theories and equations won the Nobel Prize in Physics 50 years later.

Today’s Doodle illustrates one of the most important of all of S. Chandrasekhar's contributions to our understanding of stars and their evolution: The Chandrasekhar limit. The limit explains that when a star’s mass is lighter than 1.4 times that of the sun, it eventually collapses into a denser stage called a “white dwarf.” When heavier than 1.4, a white dwarf can continue to collapse and condense, evolving into a black hole or a supernova explosion.

Today we honor the original starman whose universal theories propel current space research and modern astronomy on their ambitious missions.

Happy birthday, Chandra!

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Wednesday Wol is surreally beautiful

Oct. 18th, 2017 01:15 pm
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I found this on Tumblr, the photographer is Jess Findlay, and he does the most exquisite birds. This seems to be a Crested Owl, which is a South American species I'm not familiar with. They are clearly the Tolkien Elves of the owl world.

I soothe myself with surreally beautiful wols because work is hanging around my neck like a millstone, and I just endured a committee meeting in which the main item was presented by an academic who was so defensive as to be actively aggressive, and clearly expected me in particular to torpedo his proposal. He kept eye contact with me rather than the chair through about two-thirds of his presentation, and leaped on any input I contributed with instant, energetic rebuttals which largely ignored what I'd actually said. I'm feeling a bit battered.


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