What I'm Reading Wednesday

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 19:58
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Bathroom Book

Building the Canadian Nation - George W. Brown

The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors: Canada at 150 - David E. Smith

Periodical

Foreign Affairs September/October 2017 - Trump and the Allies: The View from Abroad

Evening Read

The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors: Canada at 150 - David E. Smith

Smith's latest book came in the mail via Amazon this week so it has taken up most of my reading time. The book is very heavy subject wise and makes me wish that I had a vast library of political science and constitutional law books to follow-up on the citations.

Just ten thousand reflections.

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 21:07
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I walked into fall this morning. It'd rained last night and the streets were still a little wet and the air was still a little cool. With the smell of wet leaves in the gutter and faint light from the turning season, it all settled just on top of my skin. The sort of autumn morning I'd grown up with. It was gone the moment I looked up at the bright sky with its few puffy clouds, which made for a heavy dose of cognitive dissonance before I even got onto the subway. And then I'd look around me, not above me, and I could remember the sidewalks on the bike rides to school when I was a kid. It didn't last, dissipating by the time I got to work, but I knew this was the beginning of the end of summer.

After work, I went to the greenmarket, and I knew it was really time. Hard squashes have come in. There's no pumpkins as of yet, but they're looming. Just over the horizon. And even though I look forward to the delicately balanced chill to come back and settle for a moment, it's always hard when I know I've arrived at the end of something.

I also found out I'm leaving for a family vacation a day before I thought I was. So that's something cleared up well ahead of time, at least. It's one less day to worry about packing, and more important to me, one less day for writing. I don't think I'll be able to break 60,000 words on the current WIP, which means it's possible 2017 may be the first year of all the years I've been in fandom where I haven't finished something - at least, something beyond little birthday challenge drabbles. When I get back from the vacation, I'm going back to an original project that I can hopefully look at with enough detachment to be harsh but fair, and then it's beginning another one and trying to get momentum going on that first...and in all that, time for playing around with Buffy the Vampire Slayer might well drop in importance. Even though I know it won't take much more than another dedicated fortnight or so to get the first rough draft completed, and then maybe another month to go through for a first-pass edit, and a bounty of other beautiful excuses I can give to myself. Especially with classes beginning soon. I'll want something to play with.

Which I know I'll just have to make the time for.

DW comm question

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 20:58
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Does anyone know offhand if random people can donate DW points (to buy paid time for comment-searches) to a community? I know you can do it for an account but can't figure out from the FAQ if this works for comms as well.

Naart Aug 23

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 21:35
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Only a quick doodle, another sleepy day. Used up what energy I had cleaning out the gutter. :^)

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Oblique void Universe in a nutshell

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 18:17
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There is no nothing
for what we call nothing
which is really space
is definately something
emptiness void abyss
all something like glass
from lights point of view
as we are as light to space
we offer eachother no resistance
and yet are as real as eachother
transparent matter to light is space
and perhaps as light is refracted
bent and reflected through glass
and transparent crystal
perhaps so too time, which is
nothing more than the motion of
matter through space also unknown
to our perspective, is also reflected, bent
and reflected on surfaces of spacial
objects creating multiple and changing
dimensions and timelines just beyond our grasp and view

and matter, is but tight loops
of energy caught in the mass of
thier own spin, and energy
but a wave and a wave
tantamaount to a sound
and what if that sound be the voice of God?
and we say but the vibration
is the matter and the void
and yet originated beyond either
and what be beyond that? be that God?
or is there nothing beyond nothing?
no nothing, an infinite soup
of voids as resistance free solids
housing thier own equivacle energy and matter
or something completely as of yet unseen
be there as yet some undiscovered medium, energy or substance
beyond in perceptive ability all
these forementioned things, be that
unknown, the foundation of the known
and so unknown revealed and known
knows and reveals new, or at least
unnoticed unknown without limit, eternal
forever and always every and all things
or be all these things God
or consciousness assuming different
roles in a great universal play
like children playing
and do children not play in
joy and love
so are we not all love and joy?
endlessly playing together
playing out all possible possibilities
presently, now, right now,
now here, right here, nowhere, here now
loves endless imagination pictured
be it possible that all
existance exist within the
imagination of consciousness
of life itself, of all life
each and every no matter what and where
and what if all these forementioned things be alive
and conscious on some level
so what then
be life a dream
of existance or a choice
whats next?
its all immaginary lines, remove
them and all life becomes as
vital to one as ones favourite limb
ergo all existance or at
leastthe knowing of its existance
is a perfect circle the circle
of life thats it.
Endless imagination of the heart in love
and what then of eternal serenely tranquil peace,
and what is peace but a sense of space
some sort of oblique void

Too Much Time and Space

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 18:14
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Life used to be so simple when Earth was the hub
in a Universe of twinkling stars that revolved around us.
The moon rose, the stars circled, the seasons came and went.
People were born, lived three-score years and ten,
Then died and were buried, remembered with legacies.
But now we're told Earth is a speck of dust
One of nine planets in our solar system circling a mediocre star, our Sun,
which is one tiny sand grain on an endless beach of stars in the Milky Way,
which is one of billions of galaxies in the vast, endless space of the Universe
stretching unimaginably way out there, beyond eternity and comprehension.

Humans have strode the earth for 200,000 years of so,
Life has been here for 3.9 billion years,
The Big Bang, that conceived the Universe, occurred 13.8 billion years ago.
So human existence is a tiny pico-second in the lifetime of the universe.
So how does it help to know humans are a mere skerrick in time and space,
In a universe so old and vast it belies comprehension,
how does knowing this help in any way?
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Campaigners in Poland are worried about the future of one of Europe's last primeval forests, as the Polish government defies an EU order to stop logging there.

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Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 19:34
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Does anybody know a good ANTI Rain Dance?

I am suppose to be seeing Stevie Nicks at the State Fair on Friday night, and the forecast is for RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

So not looking forward to sitting in the rain and trying to enjoy a concert. :(

Also, how am I suppose to enjoy all those yummy fair foods if it's raining? :o

[Check-In]

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 20:26
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This is a weekly check-in! You do not have to check in, of course, but if you would like to comment on the last week, feel free!


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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 18:36
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Hey, EED community!

Here is your daily exercise check-in post! Hope everyone is having a great day!

2017 Pinch Hit List

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 19:30
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Okay, make that two important things to remember: There are certain to be pinch hits for any exchange, so, if you'd be interested in doing that, make sure you subscribe to the pinch hit list (it's a Google Group) and keep your eyes peeled for anything we send down that pipe.

2017 Beta List

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 19:30
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As we prep for assignments to go out, there is one important thing to remember: More often than not, a writer needs a beta! If you'd like to offer your services as a beta, just copy-paste the stuff in the white box below, then answer the questions it poses in a comment to this post.

Proof that I am truly obsessed...

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 18:52
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That is #1, #2, #3, and #4. Plus Castaway for Justin. I am tempted to get Medieval. Is that good? What is it like? Is it worth it?

I am going to just add to my web archive which is right here or fart around on Kiwi (my username there is https://kiwi.qa/sheyneflaterl) Join me. I'd love to have you follow moi. ^^

Sam


[ SECRET POST #3885 ]

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 19:09
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⌈ Secret Post #3885 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


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Notes:

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calling all Latinists

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 15:53
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I seem to remember, back in high school, translating a poem by Horace where the first word (?) of the poem was a verb . . . but the subject of that verb was buried down in the second stanza. I don’t recall anything about its subject matter; it only stuck with me because it was the most egregious example I had personally encountered of how Latin can make an utter jigsaw of its word order.

But that poem doesn’t appear to be in our little booklet of Catullus and Horace, which means it was one of the ones the teacher gave us in a handout. And although I thought I still had those handouts, I can’t find them. So I turn to you, o Latinists of the internet: does this ring a bell? Can anybody point me at the poem in question?

Originally published at Swan Tower. You can comment here or there.

Sign-Ups Closed

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 17:27
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 Sign ups for Femslashex 2017 are now closed! We'll run matching tonight, and assignments will be out by August 26 at the latest.

Quick Update

Wed, Aug. 23rd, 2017 15:19
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Leaving in an hour for Albuquerque. Back Tuesday. In between, a con!

I hope this is still cross-posting to LiveJournal. Anyone from LJ reading this, for the past 48 hours, LJ has not let me comment on anyone's journal. I will try again on my laptop on route, but might not be able to catch up.

Will talk more about a really good ballet I watched recently on YouTube.

Also, reading.

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