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Oct. 25th, 2014 12:42 pm
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Rain again tomorrow, or so say the weather people, but sunlight today.

And my mood is much improved thereby.

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Oct. 25th, 2014 10:36 am
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rainnecassidy:

notcisjustwoman:

voodoomooncakes:

tyvianred:

tyvianred:

degeneratelowlife:

Heads up…

WARNING:

THIS INFOGRAPHIC WILL GET YOU KILLED IF YOU THINK THAT’S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

HAVE SOME PICTURES:

THIS IS AN EDIBLE BOLETE: (THE FIRST ONE)

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It is a king bolete one of the TASTIEST EVER it’s even sold in STORES

this is a DEATHLY POISONOUS BOLETE: 

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it’s called SATAN’S BOLETE oh look how it’s shaped like the first one oooooh

OH AND THIS IS CALLED A DEATH CAP:

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THE SECOND ONE IS PRETTY MUCH RIGHT, FLY AGARICS WILL DEFINITELY KILL YOU

BUT SO WILL MOST GILLED MUSHROOMS

AND IF YOU’RE REALLY SO FUCKING DESPERATE THAT YOU WILL WANDER THROUGH THE WOODS LOOKING TO GET HIGH ON SOME SHROOMS, HERE ARE SOME OTHER SPINDLY MUSHROOMS THAT WILL ALSO KILL YOU

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THIS IS AN INKY CAP, IF YOU EAT IT WITH EVEN A BIT OF ALCOHOL IN YOU, YOU WILL DIE

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THIS IS AMANITA BISPOREGERA, IF YOU EAT IT, YOU WILL DIE

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THIS IS AMANITA VIROSA, ALSO CALLED THE DESTROYING ANGEL, AND FOR A MOTHERFUCKING REASON: IF YOU EAT IT, YOU DIE

HERE ARE SOME OTHER EXAMPLES, ASSHOLES

THIS IS EDIBLE:

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THIS WILL KILL YOU

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THE POINT I’M TRYING TO MAKE HERE IS DON’T GO BY A FUCKING INFOGRAPHIC YOU FOUND ON THE INTERNET IF YOU WANT TO GET HIGH

JUST SPEND THE MONEY ON SOME FUCKING MUSHROOMS*

*IF YOU ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO GO LOOKING FOR PSILOCYBINS, KEEP IN MIND THEY ONLY GROW ON OR IN DUNG/SHIT/FECES/EXCREMENT AND DON’T THINK THAT IF IT’S GROWING A FOOT AWAY IT’S THE SAME THING, IT’S NOT


I WOULD NOT SHIT YOU ON THIS TUMBLR

I WOULD NOT

here is my infamous mushroom post. god. i’m so glad the original post wasn’t mine, the notes would’ve driven me insane

my fellow mycologists spacejamming the drug-plebs into knowledge-submission.

Today is a good day.

you do NOT half-ass mycology.

not unless you want to die painfully.

He Swore It Was On Aisle Three

Oct. 25th, 2014 04:00 pm
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Grocery Store | Cordova, TN, USA

(I am looking for something in the organic section. I am in the store at around 12:15 am. I walk up to a night stocker.)

Me: “Can you tell me where to find organic coconut oil?”

Him: “That mother-f***** is going to be on aisle three.”

(I walked away dumbfounded, headed to aisle three, and finally found it on aisle five.)

Saturday

Oct. 25th, 2014 12:24 pm

Shaking with Fury

Oct. 25th, 2014 04:47 pm
davidgillon: Text: You can take a heroic last stand against the forces of darkness. Or you can not die. It's entirely up to you" (Heroic Last Stand)
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It's bad enough we have UKIP on the streets of Rochester because of the by-election, but today we had the fascists of England First blaring patriotic songs and waving Union Flags and the St George's Crosses in front of the War Memorial.

The friend I was with was shopping in the grocer's across the street and I was quietly seething at everything they were doing - when they started playing Jerusalem I commented that it was like Springtime for Hitler In Germany come to life and that they'd have been better off with Wagner.

They were leaving as we came out of the shop and I realised that 8-10 of them had surrounded a young black woman who was sitting on the wall. Apparently they had demanded to know if she was English. She was holding her own, but she was one small woman surrounded by 8-10 racist thugs, all but one of them male. I just though 'Oh, Hell' and walked into the middle of it, gesturing with my crutch and saying 'There's none of you ever more than 5 seconds away from becoming a minority and being attacked in the street by people like you.'  I certainly didn't calm the situation, but I diverted half of them on to me, and I had the chance to tell them that I despised them, that I particularly despised them parading in front of the memorial to people who died fighting against everything they stood for, and that if they really love everything England stands for then they should emigrate ;)

It went back and forth for about five minutes, with amongst other stuff the EF woman trying claim mosques were centres of terrorism, but a couple of them (they'd be the really dangerous ones) realised that being seen harassing a slight young woman and a disabled guy probably wasn't the image they wanted (though it's the only one they'll ever have) and they beat a retreat.

I imagine they'll claim they weren't harassing anyone, but that's belied by how upset their victim was afterwards (and kudos to her for standing up to them).

One of the people who came up afterwards (and if I have the right guy he's a local folksinger who writes some absolutely haunting stuff about social deprivation in Medway) commented that the UKIP supporters and the England First thugs had been being very pally with each other earlier - takes one to know one, I guess....

I'd been thinking about Pastor Niemoller's prayer while I was watching them, I guess I passed.

Worth Noting

Oct. 25th, 2014 04:00 pm
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Outside | Newcastle, NSW, Australia

(My boyfriend and I are at a BBQ with some friends. I am musically inclined, and during conversation, bring up the topic of hand-bell ensembles. A hand-bell is a bell that plays a single note. To play a whole piece you would need multiple hand-bells to play every note in the piece.)

Boyfriend: “Depending on the piece, a hand-bell ensemble would have to be huge to play every note.”

Me: “Not necessarily. Each person could hold two bells, so you would only need half as many people as there were different notes.”

Boyfriend: “Oh yeah, I forgot that people have two arms…”

And this on my 12th LJ-iversary, too

Oct. 25th, 2014 04:59 pm
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Paul Magrs, the writer of many of my favorite Doctor Who stories, asked me how I was doing as Andrew went to the counter to order our coffees. "Oh, all right," I lied.

And he then said conversationally some of the most bone-chilling words in the English language: "You've got a LiveJournal, don't you?"

A fine start! Any hope I had of impressing him obviously had to die right there. But I was mystified: Andrew never mentions my writing because he's much more cautious than me about sharing his private life (such as it is!) on the internet, and obviously I talk about him all the time here. So how did he know? Andrew and Paul Magrs are friendly acquaintances at best, and hadn't really spent much time together. I had to introduce myself at POD because Andrew hadn't thought to mention he'd be bringing me along.

I'm left to conclude that I just...look like someone who has a LiveJournal. Heh.

i want to be a metaphor

Oct. 25th, 2014 11:13 am
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Last night I finished Embassytown by China Miéville. Whoa. I feel like I have story hangover. I picked it up because Ann Leckie, the author of the Imperial Radch series, recommended it, and I can see why; it hits some of the same conceptual SF/horror notes that her books do, although this one was more about language and revolutions than consciousness and revolutions (and tea!).

There was just so much great stuff to unpack in there. Lots about language, some fascinating descriptions of the "immer" (slipspace or hyperspace, sort of) and how this is the third universe, limited but provocative exploration of AI ("automa") and the turingware that lets it seem human. My favorite part was that there were aliens who were intensely alien; I find series like Star Wars and even Mass Effect are satisfying me less and less because the aliens are just humans (or a particular aspects of humans), exaggerated and with different but not radically different physiology.
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doc-retro:

Marvel story arc where Ultron comes back but accidentally downloaded like a zillion different fanfics with one of Kamala Khan’s most popular fics being his fucking plan to take over the Earth

So the Avengers have to run around with Kamala like “Okay what happens next” and Kamala is just “Oh god they’ll never trust the fandom ever again this is going to horrifying”

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Posted by Eric Slivka

cvs_logoEarlier this week, pharmacy chain Rite Aid shut down unofficial support for the Apple Pay and Google Wallet mobile payments systems, resulting in an outcry from users who have been testing out Apple's new system since its launch on Monday. Rite Aid was not an official Apple Pay partner, but the payments system generally works with existing near field communications (NFC) payment terminals anyway, and many users had had success using Apple Pay at Rite Aid stores early in the week.

It now appears that fellow major pharmacy chain CVS is following suit and as of today is shutting down the NFC functionality of its payment terminals entirely, a move presumably intended to thwart Apple Pay. Google Wallet services are obviously also being affected by the move.

Multiple reports on Twitter and the MacRumors forums have indicated that CVS has sent an email to its stores indicating that NFC support is to be turned off. It is still relatively early in the day in the U.S., but we are now starting to see reports of NFC indeed being turned off at CVS stores.

The reason behind Rite Aid's and CVS's moves to disable unofficial Apple Pay support in their stores is presumably related to their participation in Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a retailer group developing its own mobile payments system known as CurrentC. A claimed internal Rite Aid message shared with SlashGear supports this notion, instructing cashiers to explain to customers that Apple Pay is not supported but that MCX's solution will be available next year.

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Rite Aid internal memo regarding Apple Pay

Rite Aid's and CVS's moves are also in stark contrast to competitor Walgreens, which has fully embraced Apple Pay and is one of Apple's launch partners for the service. With over 8,000 stores around the United States, Walgreens has been one of the most popular locations for those testing out Apple Pay over the first week of availability.


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Featured Letters of Note

Oct. 25th, 2014 08:45 am
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Last week NPR ran a weeklong celebration of Letters of Note, featuring a different letter each weekday. That did motivate me to pay more attention to the book that has been on my bed for Ten Months. I’ve read more letters but am still not yet halfway through the book. I guess at this rate it will take me two years start to finish. (I do plan on beating that schedule!)

It’s like having a tray of the richest desserts. You could eat one or two – but you have to stop and savor the deliciousness. You can’t eat a dozen at one sitting.

It’s been a long time since I even thought to look... and I had forgotten if this project included one... but sure enough in the last pages of the book is a list of the people who helped fund the project, and my name is there. Makes me feel warm inside. (^_^) This list is in alphabetical order by last name, whereas in the two anime projects (Eve no Jikan, Bubblegum Crisis) the list is in alphabetical order by first name. Interesting. I confess that I’m pretty proud of the projects I helped fund.
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blue-eyed-skeleton:

peterpettigrewsbutt:

rubeus remus potter not albus severus

can you imagine hagrid’s reaction?? he would be so so so happy and honoured, little rubeus would be getting rock cakes all the time. hagrid buys him his first owl to keep with tradition. hagrid tells him stories about all his dangerous animals and rubeus potter loves it. he gets nicknamed ‘ru’

someone carve this shit in stone because holy fUCK

Massan

Oct. 25th, 2014 08:21 am
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I had noticed a blonde Caucasian actress on NHK’s morning drama and thought that it must be an unusual bit part / side character. But this morning she had an extended scene, and I watched to see how good her Japanese was (not that I’m such a great judge of that sort of thing). I was also wondering how difficult it was for her to learn her lines, as she had quite a few. All this piqued my curiosity.

The morning drama is Massan, and the actress is American Charlotte Kate Fox. Most surprising is that she is a Lead in the series. Kinda impressive.

With free access to TV Japan expiring in less than a week, I obviously won’t be following This Production – but it sounds sad. (I hate conflict, so watching this sort of drama doesn’t make a lot of sense anyway.) Still, it’s rather fascinating to watch to see if Ms. Fox holds her own. I do hope she does well and is popular with the viewers.
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Day Fifteen: Favorite female character growth arc

Emily Fields (Pretty Little Liars)

Today's post is short but sweet, because the arc concerned is relatively simple. Emily is my favourite character in Pretty Little Liars, and her story never fails to make me happy. She started the series deeply closeted, paralysed with fear at how her parents and friends would react if they knew she was a lesbian. Pretty Little Liars is a show about how teenage girls' secrets can be used to control them, and each of the four main characters began the series with one central secret, the revelation of which was their greatest fear. Emily's was her sexual orientation.

The nature of the show - with one of its themes being that secrets will eventually come out, and the only way to protect yourself against this is to control the narrative, to control the story you tell about yourself, and to reveal your secrets at a time and in a manner of your choosing. Emily manages this only partly - she's essentially forced out of the closet by forces beyond her control, but once her secret is out, and once she sees that it hasn't ruined her life, that her friends still love her, that her family (after some initial ugliness) still loves her, and that sky hasn't fallen, she seems to grow in confidence.

One of the things I find most refreshing about Pretty Little Liars is that of the four girls, Emily, the sole lesbian, is absolutely beating away love interests with a stick, whereas her heterosexual friends have far fewer options. It's a nice reversal from how such things normally happen on TV shows.

In terms of Emily's arc, what I find the most satisfying of all is that it's not simply a coming out story. Her coming-out happens very early on in the piece, and she's pretty comfortable with that by about mid-way through the first season. Rather, her arc is about confidence, standing up for herself, and not letting bullies walk all over her. Emily is like a frightened rabbit at the beginning of series, and by the fifth season she is fiercely brave, and will go to any lengths to keep those she cares about safe. Most importantly, she's learnt to stand up for herself. She's clear about her boundaries, and if those boundaries are violated, even by people she loves deeply, she calls them out and walks away. At the same time, this hard-won bravery is never at the expense of Emily's kindness and empathy, and words cannot express how much I love seeing a character whose kind heart is her strength, not her weakness. At one point in the series, in fact, the girls' faceless tormenter makes some cryptic threat about 'taking out the weak link', and everyone just assumes it's Emily, because the soft-hearted one has to be weak, right? And the 'weak link' ends up being Spencer, the cool-headed, razor-sharp rationalist of the group. I love what that says about strength.

The other days )
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failedfinals:

i distinctly remember reading a text post that said something along the lines of “don’t leak nudes leak the Avengers: age of ultron trailer” 

and look where we are now
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