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New year, new President (in the US), new server sites for Livejournal. The future is little bit scary right now, and scary is better faced with friends. Meet new people, reconnect with old friends, and expand your reading circle.

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st_aurafina: The dreamwidth sheep, sleeping peacefully (Dreamwidth: sheep)
State of cat:
BAGGINS IS A FREE ELF! He's off sub-q fluids, he's got, as far as vets could tell while he was fully perfused, good renal function and low CK, and seems fit to make a full recovery from the snake bite. We are very lucky. So very lucky. Now we need to build him up and get him well, but he's doing a lot of that work himself, as cats do (MOSTLY BY JUMPING ON THE KITCHEN BENCH TO LOOK FOR HUMAN FOOD GRRR.) We think we found the site of the original bite - back right leg - because the skin got pink and raw there, but it's healing up. And as the vets said he would, he's doing his own physio, working on those damaged muscles in his wheel and playing with his brother. He's the best of cats. Champion of cats. Most cat of cats. <3


State of me:
Prednisolone is a beast, and it's slowly frying my brain, so I'm currently resorting to pink wine in the early afternoon. I'm not at work or anything, so I feel like that's a valid decision.

My concentration window has been appalling so I've barely read any Yuletide, beyond my wonderful gift fics, which has been sad-making because I love the process of reading and reccing and commenting. I'm hopeful that as the pred dose drops, my ability to get my eyes to stick to the screen will improve. I've got a doctor's appointment upcoming where we can review the rate of decrease and make some kind of long term plan. In the meantime, I'm average four-five hours of sleep a night, getting up at 5:30 with a weird unfocused mania that has me running around the house ~doing things and ~making plans. And crochet. Crochet is a life-saver at the moment. I still have knees, though right knee is making a whispered reappearance on the pain scale, possibly because I'm doing as much movement while I still can.


State of the Yuletide:
I wrote this for The Black Tape podcast - when my brain is up to it, I'll post it here properly. And answer comments, oh, gosh.
A Child's Path to Clarity (4672 words) by st_aurafina
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Black Tapes Podcast
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Richard Strand, Alex Reagan, Nic Silver
Additional Tags: Bookstores, Conversations
Summary:

"Almost certainly," said Alex. "Is most definitely not certain."




State of Livejournal:
I'm lucky/sheltered/Australian enough not to feel too threatened by the move of servers to Russia, so I'm not going to delete or stop cross-posting at the moment. I've got a permanent account over there, so I won't be giving them more money in the future, and basically Dreamwidth has been my homebase for a long time now, so I'm going to sit tight and see what changes. If you guys want to defriend over there, though, go for it. I totally understand, and I want people to feel safe.

More information about LJ and Russia:
From [livejournal.com profile] mamculuna: CONFIRMED: LJ Servers moving to Russia, now with all kinds of links and shit
From [personal profile] umadoshi: Sooooo...about Russia and LJ (unrelated links, related links, and personal notes)
st_aurafina: (Pharmacy)
Guys, something is up at the vaccine labs - we have no hepatitis A vaccine, and now no Fluvax. Viro-pocalypse is looming. And amusing in that fortunately/unfortunately way: we can't supply the vaccines for your holiday, but luckily there's so much ash in the sky, your holiday has been cancelled. (This is not actually very amusing. I know, I've tried it out on a few people.)

My happy picture for the time being: Parrot bathing in a tea-cup! This is one happy bird. It makes me smile every time I look at it.

Local win and fail:
Win: the shire council revamped our streetscape and planted lots of trees!
Fail: the trees are now full of wasps! And they also drop poisonous fruit! Although, to be fair, the shire says the fruit is only poisonous to children and the elderly. And little dogs.

*sigh* I am a bit scared of wasps. They look so much angrier than bees.

Considering Dreamwidth?
[personal profile] coffeeandink has this: How to Move from LJ to Dreamwidth in Six Easy Steps.

ETA: Adding this massive, awesome post by [personal profile] stepps: What to do with Dreamwidth: a list of tutorials and information.

I have five codes, if you'd like one. You have but to ask!

I have finally watched Fringe S1! It was so good! I have to make a post about it, because it took me a while to get over the bad science, but I love, love, love how the season finished up. (I can overlook bad science, but this was OMG-bad science. Beyond bad, so bad it was almost amazing.)

But in the meantime, I'm still working on my au_bigbang 2nd draft. This fic! It will not be done. I like it a lot, but it's permeating my brain. Last night I dreamed it was a Phantom of the Opera crossover. I don't even know.

*shifty eyes* I, uh, don't suppose anyone would be interested in betaing? Or even Ameri-picking? If I ever get it done... *does an enticing dance*
st_aurafina: (Leverage: Alec)
I'm randomly using my Hardison icon, in celebration of importing all my icons from LJ. *dances* And all my LJ entries made it across! Yay for that, and for a whole bunch of new people on my readling list. *waves madly*

I am unusually energetic for a Friday morning.

Useful Dreamwidth links I've seen today:

Gmail threading of comments on Dreamwidth - [personal profile] zvi suggests using a subject in your comment to help with threading as a short term fix until this bug gets sorted out. I like this kind of lateral thinking. Of course, I've left dozen of comments without actually doing this. Because I'm forgetful. But from now on, I will do this.

[staff profile] denise has a plan to allow us to import our LJ reading list into DW. This will be amazing when it comes to pass.

[site community profile] dw_community_promo is so much fun to watch - I adore the diversity of comms that are opening up over her. The first two that came up on my reading list this morning are [community profile] permaculture, and [community profile] sonnets. We're such an eclectic bunch.

I was thinking that I might make a feed for comicstore_news? It can't be that hard to create a feed, and Dreamwidth is making me all adventurous, like.

*eyes entry* That sounds a touch manic, doesn't it? I shall observe. I'm probably just really, really excited about Dreamwidth.

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