Moisture-responsive 'robots' crawl with no external power source
Scientists Try To Break Nigeria's Cycle Of Replanting Bad Yams
The Soccer Academies Preparing African Children for Division I Competition
If You Can't Stand the Heat, Stay Out of Arizona (Ye gods, it's like that painting with the clocks)
New limbs for growing bodies: Mutilated albinos get refitted
U.S. top court backs church in major religious rights case
62 seconds of Sean Spicer not answering a simple question (Spicer, please, stop embarrassing yourself. Go home, and reconsider the life choices that led you to this place.)
Majority Of Global Poll Respondents Find Trump Arrogant, Dangerous (He's a uniter, not a divider)
Trump's 'emoluments' defense argues he can violate the Constitution with impunity. That can't be right
More Than 100 Federal Agencies Fail to Report Hate Crimes to the FBI’s National Database
Vandals obliterate info on Emmett Till marker in Mississippi
Hours after Trump’s travel ban took effect, someone burned down a small-town Texas mosque. Since then, the mosque has drawn $1 million in donations and countless rosy headlines — so why are its members still terrified?
U.S. Supreme Court breathes new life into Trump's travel ban
Friday's show was a matinee, so we grabbed a quick lunch beforehand, then an early dinner after. The show was just as wonderful the second time, and in some ways I feel like it was better -- when I went in April, this particular troupe had been together for less than a month. Now that they've had two more months to work together, the ensemble gelled more, and I saw more nuances in some of the performances. I also saw a couple of different actors, in particular a different Angelica, and although her voice wasn't quite as powerful, I loved the acting choices she brought to the role. Another thing I noticed overall is just how funny this performance was -- this particular cast plays up the humorous moments in the songs and the choreography in a way I found really effective.
All three of my co-attendees loved the show as well, despite bringing very different levels of familiarity with it (one who has listened to the album a million times, one who'd never heard the music but read all the lyrics in advance, and one coming in almost completely cold), and it was fun to talk about how their various expectations colored their watching experience.
On Saturday, justira and I met up with forestofglory to wander the Ferry Building and Farmers Market. We noshed our way through, one of my favorite ways to eat breakfast in the city, including some breakfast ice cream at Humphry Slocombe (taking advantage of the lack of line). After that I met Kay for a Giants game; our boys lost (not unsurprisingly; the team is TERRIBLE this year), but we still had fun. Then we all (minus forestofglory, who had a prior engagement) gathered at my place for more chatting and hanging out until far too late, chattering about fandom and everything else under the sun, driving poor T to distraction I'm sure. I was particularly happy to see how well everyone clicked, considering that my two guests didn't really know each other before the weekend. There's nothing better than introducing two friends and watching them develop a quick rapport. :)
As Kay said a couple of times over the weekend, our parents were wrong: always make friends with strangers on the Internet. Sure, there's a risk, as people are always a risk, but the rewards are one thousand percent worth it.
And now my closet door actually slides in the track and I can reach the clothes on that side of my closet again! Thanks, Dad.
Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, three times... After three times Sam is pretty sure it just becomes a normality. (Aka the 5 + 1 clothes sharing fic nobody asked for, but everyone needed).
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Smoke by esama
Fandoms: Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)Sherlock (TV)
Relationships: Mycroft Holmes/Gary "Eggsy" Unwin, Mary Morstan/John Watson
I am terribly lazy and procrastinating sharing this simply because it didn't have a handy share button. I am very spoiled these days.
drawesome is "a friendly community of fan-artists who enjoy drawing. We hope to inspire and motivate each other to practice and hone our drawing skills in a stress-free, supportive environment."
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Neat Twitter thread on Wonder Woman costuming, written by a costume designer.
"Wonder Woman Actor Says Chief Is Actually a Demi-God". [io9]
"Dungeons & Dragons Wouldn’t Be What It Is Today Without These Women".
"More Murderbot Adventures from Martha Wells". [Tor.com]
"Disney Princesses Reimagined Years Later As Queens By Daughters And Mothers". "The main idea was to portray the relationship between a true mother and daughter as the same princesses a generation apart to show the similarities, the features that are alike." (Related ~10-minute YouTube video, which I haven't watched.)
"Report Finds Diverse Movies Outperform White Ones At Every Level".
"Declawing: A new study shows we can’t look the other way".
"Host a Silent Reading Party in 7 Easy Steps". [Book Riot]
"Why Honeybees Are The Wrong Problem To Solve".
"Invention Saves Wildlife From Drowning in Swimming Pools".
"Sitka artist designs slinky dress from 20,000 salmon bones".
"How I use comic books as a learning tool in my social studies classroom". [March 2016]
On Atlas Obscura:
--"Most of the World’s Bread Clips Are Made by a Single Company".
--"Jupiter Is Even Weirder Than We Thought".
--"Laurel Dinosaur Park: This dig site outside D.C. is known for its exceptionally high density of baby dinosaur fossils and dinosaur eggs".
--"The Wartime Spies Who Used Knitting as an Espionage Tool".
Story by Roy Thomas, with art by Paul Ryan.
( Grudge Match )
Let us pretend that I did not miss a day. What have you been doing today?
— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.
And the question for today: What one thing will get you to drop your writing instantly, whether you wish to or not? (In my case, it's a new Fire Emblem game, but that's me.)
an evening in the united center.
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