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Look at me, surviving Easter Thursday retail with only minimal crankiness and snark! *snarls at tourists*

Me Things

I continue to have better days than worse, which I'm putting down here so that I remember when I have a worse one. Yesterday was an anxious day, but today is better. (For new people, I got cellulitis in November, then had an allergic reaction to one of the IV antibiotics, then took a large dose of prednisolone and IV hydrocortisone.

I've been reading about prednisolone, specifically long-term, higher dose prednisolone, to get a better idea of what's going on and what to expect. This was very helpful:
Prednisone Withdrawal Symptoms: How Long Do They Last?
It should be noted that some people report “Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency” as a result of taking corticosteroids like Prednisone. In this event, it has taken people 12 to 24 months before they experience full “recovery” back to homeostasis.

I was on prednisolone, not prednisone, but they're basically the same thing. And man, I had so many of these symptoms. Shaking! Sore joints! Ugh. I just need to remind myself that I'm not making this up. This is a thing I am still recovering from. (As [personal profile] lilacsigil keeps pointing out, I don't get sick, not seriously, and so I am very bad at it. Even though it's kind of my job to advise people about this stuff.)


Livejournal Things
[staff profile] denise said, in a [site community profile] dw_maintenance post, here: "Seriously, though, we're thrilled to have all y'all who are moving in this week, whether as a "I'm just gonna use my DW account to back up the contents of my LJ account in the event of future disaster" all the way along the spectrum to to I AM THELMA AND LOUISE'ING MY LIVEJOURNAL STRAIGHT OFF THE CLIFF, SEE YOU ON DW ONCE THE DEBRIS CLEARS."

I like that there's a spectrum for this. I can see myself sliding closer to the Thelma/Louise end, but I'm not there yet.

Speaking of which, the origin of the name Dreamwidth.

- Via [personal profile] sandrine, Tutorial: Using Flexible Squares at Dreamwidth (Smooth Sailing, Mixit, Nebula) (How to carry your LJ layout across to Dreamwidth, basically.)

- Via [personal profile] forests_of_fire, how to convert your open ID comments to your DW ID (at facebook, but links to Dreamwidth support.)

- via everywhere, but it's an excellent link by [personal profile] promethia_tenk, How to Move to Dreamwidth and Like It
(very sensible step-wise method of easing yourself into DW from LJ. Takeaway message: don't go cold turkey!!)

- by [personal profile] blackmare, How to Get Images into your DW Posts
Dreamwidth has image hosting, I didn't realise! I'm going to try it out. RIGHT NOW!

Baggins Blep
[A ridiculously photogenic cat, sticking out his photogenic tongue]

Ooh, yeah.


- from [personal profile] rahirah, A work-around for spoiler cuts on Dreamwidth

- from [personal profile] bisharp, a Dreamwidth Starter Kit (A list of tutorials to help with all kinds of DW stuff.)

- from [personal profile] rosefox at [community profile] 2017revival, Helpful tips for voyagers from LJ-land

- from lots of people, but I saw it first at [personal profile] jo, Russian-Owned LiveJournal Bans Political Talk, Adds Risk Of Spying (a brief rundown of what this all means, at Gizmodo)

A Palate Cleanser of Fun Links
- via [personal profile] anandrine, Sherlock Holmes Is Now A Housewife In Latest Korean Export, Mystery Queen
(It sounds awesome!)

- via [personal profile] spikedluv, Riverdale First Look: Molly Ringwald Debuts as Archie's Mom Mary
For all your eighties flashback feels. (How great is the casting of this weird show? With the parents, it's like, a mega former teen show super-crossover, and I unexpectedly love it to bits.)

- via my facebook addiction to Dance Academy links, The Cast Of "Dance Academy" Then Vs Now
(Because I'm never going to stop talking about Dance Academy. Also, I can't believe it's been seven years between the end of the series and the movie. HOW?)

- I think I found a tiny Yuletide fandom for 2017, Coexisting With The Fair Folk Who Have Taken Up Residence In/Around/Beneath Your University: A How-To Guide.
(I don't know where I saw this, but it was definitely on my flist, so thank you, person!)

- the best live action Beauty and the Beast
Let me give you a hint - it's from the eighties.

Vincent and Catherine


OMG GUYS IT'S TIME TO GO HOME! WINE, I AM COMING!!! /waves viking hat

One more photo of Baggins, because he is a hero cat who survived a snake bite.

They don't really hate him. They love him and ask after him all the time.

[Baggin sitting in a lap, looking confused]

(He's confused because I don't have much of a lap, and he only gets to lap sit when my sister comes to visit. And he haaaaates visitors but he loooooves laps.

ETA: Check out Chewie's bleptacular photobomb in the above photo:
Chewie's blep photobomb
[Brown-faced cat in the corner, tongue out]
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