- Via spikedluv: Glitter for Carrie Day (I'm wearing a glittery pendant in the shape of a butterfly wing.)
I should be finishing up a fic for beta, but instead I'm procrastinating by clearing my inbox and answering comments. And also doing my job, to be fair. It's not the best environment for writing, a busy store.
New (or new to me) Comms
- fanifesto - similar to ship_manifesto. A community for fannish manifestos, or why this thing you love is the most amazing thing ever. (I should write a thing for this. I don't know what I should write about, though?)
- memekink - a masterlist of kinkmemes on Dreamwidth! This is a damn good idea.
- rocinante - for The Expanse fandom. They're currently doing a S1 rewatch, which is good timing for me and lilacsigil, because we're watching it right now
- weekly_food_challenge - Every Wednesday a moderator will post an ingredient or a cuisine; over the following week members will cook something with that ingredient or in that cuisine and post pictures and recipes.
I keep trying to cook something in time for this, and failing. But this week is chickpeas, so maybe I can have a go at some FODMAP-friendly hummus.
beautifulmechanical - This is a place to share the music that you love. Please do join the conversation and share any kind of music that you like.
Lots of eclectic stuff posted here.
- yurionicefans - a community for all fans of Yuri!!! on Ice.
I'm not in this fandom, but I originally read it as Yuri O Nice Fans, and thought it was cute. Also it's a megafandom, so some of you are bound to be in it. You are nice fans, I am sure.
- Random Stripe Generator
For knitters and crocheters who need to generate a random stripe pattern, because faking random with your own eye is really hard.
- Crochet Water Balloons
Reusable water balloons that don't leave rubber debris all over the lawn. Made with Bernat Blanket yarn, then soaked in water until they are squodgy. Apparently they don't hurt as much when they hit you, either.
- My Stash Explained (Art)
This is for knitters but I have some of these things: "Really nice yarns I'm afraid to use", "The stuff I bought before I knew what was good" and "I don't feel like winding these."
- Lake Town Socks
I really hope stirrup socks aren't the newest crochet fad.
Actually, I think the newest crochet fad is going to be rag doll style amigurumi, like this:
Rag Doll Unicorn.
All the legs are on the same side! It's kind of adorable. I've seen giraffes, zebras, donkeys and unicorns in the last week.
Random links for the joy of it
- Poll Says Best-Ever Trek Episode Is...
This is a lovely nostalgic trip. I was somewhat surprised at how many TNG episodes made it in here. I was not surprised that no Enterprise episodes made it on here, because there is so much (UNJUST) hate for Enterprise. I do not hate Enterprise.
- How Capicola Became Gabagool: The Italian New Jersey Accent, Explained
I found this really interesting, because American Italian names sound so odd to my ear - we've obviously all come from different parts of Italy, but it's cool to see how that ancestral difference has played out linguistically.
- 10 Podcasts You Need in Your Life After S-Town
I did not know Jermaine Clement had a podcast. (Note: I need to talk about Jermaine Clement and Legion. LEGION, omg.)
I have a complicated relationship with S-Town, after runpunkrun linked me to an article talking about S-Town and consent: S-Town is a stunning podcast. It probably shouldn't have been made.
- Via kass, Meta: Swift musings on the Moffat era.
This made a few things a bit clearer for me about Moffat, about whom I do not always feel happy. (But I am so enjoying this season! Three great episodes so far, and Bill Potts is a treasure.)
- Speaking of Bill, Doctor Who hid secret clues to the new series in plain sight
The mysteries of Bill's jacket!
- The X-Files is back again – sort of – as new spin-off reveals what happened BEFORE the revival series
AUDIO PLAYS OMG. I am so here for this. I have pre-ordered. I am ready to crochet and listen to Gillian Anderson in my ear. (I am considerably more excited about this than another season of TV, to be honest, though I'll watch that season and like it, damn it.)
- Cookie Butter Choco Cookie
Sesame Street (Japan) takes on PPAP. Because Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen will never die, it will just be memed and re-memed. Incidentally, I am so weirded out by Cookie speaking Japanese. I think it's a primal, child-brain reaction. I am less disturbed by Elmo doing it, because I am way too old for Elmo, but Cookie? So weird...
( Music Meme: A song that reminds you of summer )