st_aurafina: (Middleman: MM!)
[personal profile] st_aurafina
My little sister gives me life - she asked me about the acceptance ring, which is put out by AirBnB in support of marriage equality in Australia. I said I thought it was a good idea (apart from AirBnB being a super sketchy company) but that the debate was starting to hurt me when it used to energise me.

Me: Honestly, I've kind of given up hope on it going through.
Her: Don't worry. I'll buy one and carry your hope for you.
Her: I'll buy a few and wear them on my fingers and toes
Her: And nipples.

I'm taking her up on it, though. The debate is ugly and unnecessary and so fucking stressful at this point that I just don't read about it anymore. But she will carry my hope. On her nipples. Lovely girl. Best sister.


The temperature got into the negatives last night. (Negative 2C is 24 F, for you Fahrenheit types.) That doesn't happen! Also, the oak tree finally dropped all its leaves, like, FOOMP! It always goes last, and I always wonder if it's actually going to happen, because I don't get deciduous trees. It's so weird to have bare, wintry looking branches in the middle of all this green.

We're in that bit of winter where it's too cold to sow anything or start seeds, and nothing that technically can grow through cold weather is actually growing very much. My baby lettuces are chugging along in the greenhouse but at a rate of millimetres/week which makes salads a long-distant prospect. I miss summer salads! I miss 'throw a whole cucumber on that' salads. I still eat winter cucumbers, but they're nothing like summer.

Not that I miss the heat. Not one bit. Neither do the cats. They are so very loving right now. It's definitely our strong family bond and nothing to do with draining our body heat.


Tiny linkspam:
- [community profile] multifandomdrabble is open for writing treats: Request summary. It's for 100 word ficlets - yay for the proper use of the term 'drabble'! (I will fight you over this, btw), and they're due on Tuesday.
ETA: I should have mentioned that treats go in the treats collection, not the main collection. So, here: Multifandomdrabble treats 2017

- [community profile] equinox_exchange is open for nominations until the 8th: Fall Equinox 2017 begins July 2nd!

I messaged the person responsible for the floral dinosaurs made by the neural network to ask if they were okay with their designs being used for tattoos and got the okay. So, that's the first step, omg. I really, really want a dinosaur tattoo designed by a neural network. I didn't know until now. Now I have to decide if I want floral dinosaur, a sailing ship one, or one of the Escher-esque ones made of stairs. Chris, the person who runs (cares for?) the neural network offered to try some other designs - I wonder what would work? I wonder if using text would work? (This was the link in question from my last post: A Neural Network Turned A Book Of Flowers Into Shockingly Lovely Dinosaur Art There's fruit, flowers, ships and staircases)

- Free crochet pattern: Ragdoll Fox crochet pattern.
I shouldn't like foxes - they're an introduced species and they're eating all the bilbies, but this is pretty darn cute.

- more neural network fun: Harry Potter and the Neural Network fan fiction. Neural network learns about ships! Neural network learns ALL ABOUT CAPSLOCK HARRY! Neural network generates strangely plausible user names, like desire_at_the_malfoy or siriusly_harry. BelladonnaLeek! I think this is my favourite neural network thing yet. It invented the word 'hugulate' and now I want to hugulate the world.

- 'Parks And Rec' Star Natalie Morales Comes Out As Queer. My Little Pony, Dubby! (I'm sad it doesn't say "Middleman Star Natalie Morales" but then, why would it?)

- Things I Found Out: What A Swell Party This Isn’t. Thanks Pia Zadora. (I literally just figured out that Pickfair is a smooshname like Bennifer or Brangelina. Only from the olden days.)

Now I have to go home from this very weird day at work and write drabbles.

Date: 2017-07-07 08:31 am (UTC)
vass: T-Rex and Utahraptor in a clinch with a heart above their heads (T-Rex/Utahraptor 4 Evar)
From: [personal profile] vass
Your little sister is awesome.

I messaged the person responsible for the floral dinosaurs made by the neural network to ask if they were okay with their designs being used for tattoos and got the okay.

So excited for you, omg! Is this your first?

I've been thinking of getting my second one. There's a place in Melbourne that has an artist who does watercolour/botanical ones.

Date: 2017-07-07 09:24 am (UTC)
vass: T-Rex and Utahraptor in a clinch with a heart above their heads (T-Rex/Utahraptor 4 Evar)
From: [personal profile] vass
So, kind of a body positive/'I'm fat and I like exercise so fuck you' kind of thing, only with flowers.

Oh, that's excellent. The flowers make the fuck you more powerful too.

The one I'm thinking about is Fox Body Art in Collingwood. I don't know Alchemy Studio, but I have heard very good things about The Piercing Urge.

Date: 2017-07-07 09:04 pm (UTC)
dhampyresa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
I was thinking of the brachiosaur on my brachialis, like this

That is an AWESOME idea!

Date: 2017-07-11 01:56 am (UTC)
fosfomifira: (Skull says "shiny!")
From: [personal profile] fosfomifira
your sister is an amazing sister. good luck.

I wish the weather would drop below zero once again. we had a few good, properly cold days and then we got a bunch of mild ones and I don't like that at all. it's winter! let it be winter - cold and rainy.

My cord-slaying cat has taken to sleeping on top of me (my lap, my legs, my ribcage if I'm laying on my side) all the time. I refuse to entertain the idea she doesn't love me and is simply leeching off my body heat. Nope. It's cat love.

Date: 2017-07-07 08:43 am (UTC)
lost_spook: (cat)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Aww, your sister is great! :-)

Date: 2017-07-07 08:47 am (UTC)
lilysea: Tree hugger (Tree hugger)
From: [personal profile] lilysea
I messaged the person responsible for the floral dinosaurs made by the neural network to ask if they were okay with their designs being used for tattoos and got the okay. So, that's the first step, omg. I really, really want a dinosaur tattoo designed by a neural network. I didn't know until now. Now I have to decide if I want floral dinosaur, a sailing ship one, or one of the Escher-esque ones made of stairs. Chris, the person who runs (cares for?) the neural network offered to try some other designs - I wonder what would work? I wonder if using text would work? (This was the link in question from my last post: A Neural Network Turned A Book Of Flowers Into Shockingly Lovely Dinosaur Art There's fruit, flowers, ships and staircases)

I love those neural net floral dinosaurs! ^_^

and what a GREAT design for a tattoo!!!

Date: 2017-07-07 09:25 am (UTC)
china_shop: Lolcat approves of this post (I approve of this post)
From: [personal profile] china_shop
*hugs and hugs, and hooray for your sister*

What an awesome tattoo idea!

*trots off to look at the drabble requests*

Date: 2017-07-07 10:08 am (UTC)
lurkingcat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lurkingcat
Bestest sister - that's an amazing and lovely thing to do.

Hugulate is my new favourite word now.

Date: 2017-07-07 12:27 pm (UTC)
copracat: foreground gabrielle with xena in the background, laughing (xena lovers)
From: [personal profile] copracat
I misread and thought you wrote the foxes were eating all the bibles. I thought, well, what's wrong with that?

Your sister is a most excellent sister. Hope appears to be in good hands.
Edited (typos so many typos) Date: 2017-07-08 01:27 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-07-07 12:40 pm (UTC)
hibernate: ([random] pretties)
From: [personal profile] hibernate
Your winter is so strange and foreign to me. Things growing through winter what what?? :P (We are in the height of summer here with 19 degrees C. It's so hot.)

Those floral dinosaurs are gorgeous and would make great tats! I'm too cowardly to get a tattoo, but I've wanted a dinosaur one for ages (because dinosaurs!!!) so I could not be more in favour of this. Dinosaurs!!!!!!!!!!

I... really should learn how to crochet. THE CUTE.

Date: 2017-07-07 01:33 pm (UTC)
musesfool: the middleman and wendy watson (let the loving come back to me)
From: [personal profile] musesfool
HUGULATE!

Your sister is awesome!

And I did not know that about that cover of "Well Did You Evah?" Fascinting.

Date: 2017-07-07 03:52 pm (UTC)
anandrine: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anandrine
aw, your sister sounds really sweet!

the flower dinosaurs are amazing and would definitely make a great tattoo. (i've wanted a flower-filled cat for a while, though not prompted by any of the recent neural network stuff.)

Date: 2017-07-07 10:10 pm (UTC)
teigh_corvus: ([Dino] :D)
From: [personal profile] teigh_corvus
I had considered Belladonna Leek as well. It's an excellent wizarding name. AND OH BOY THOSE DINOS! I've only seen the fruit and flower illustrations, and hadn't gotten as far as thinking about tattoos. Eee!

Date: 2017-07-07 10:25 pm (UTC)
out_there: B-Day Present '05 (Default)
From: [personal profile] out_there
I'm with you on the marriage equality thing. I can support it from afar, but caring too much or reading about the ongoing roadblocks just makes me sad and/or angry.

It's so weird to have bare, wintry looking branches in the middle of all this green.

We have a few baby deciduous trees in the backyard. (They're a few years old and not much taller than me, hence baby.) Every time they start dropping leaves I think of that Monty Python sketch with one leaf suicidally jumping, and the rest all following. 😉

Date: 2017-07-08 03:09 am (UTC)
adafrog: (Default)
From: [personal profile] adafrog
{{{hugs}}}

Is your greenhouse heated?

That is so cool about the tattoo permission.

Cute fox!

That house looks crazy. Definitely mod. I wonder if new owners just rip it all out not caring for the history, or sometimes leave some of it.

Date: 2017-07-15 02:49 am (UTC)
adafrog: (Default)
From: [personal profile] adafrog
But if it was heated, I could have salads all year! Whee!
hee!

Date: 2017-07-08 03:20 am (UTC)
lyssie: (Monica doubts your commitment to anythin)
From: [personal profile] lyssie
Hurrah for sisters. =D

[community profile] multifandomdrabble is open for writing treats: Request summary. It's for 100 word ficlets - yay for the proper use of the term 'drabble'! (I will fight you over this, btw), and they're due on Tuesday.

....you are an awful purveyor of fic ideas that don't require long plots.

Argh. Oh well. I needed to flex my brain a bit.

Date: 2017-07-10 05:12 pm (UTC)
batmarg: (Default)
From: [personal profile] batmarg
Your sister sounds amazing.

(apart from AirBnB being a super sketchy company)
The entire concept of AirBnB sounds sketchy to me. :/

We're the opposite atm: heat index of 100 Fahrenheit and a ludicrous humidity

Your tattoo idea is awesome. :)

Date: 2017-07-12 12:02 pm (UTC)
notalwaysweak: Rainbow rose with words 'love as thou wilt' below in white lettering (Default)
From: [personal profile] notalwaysweak
I feel like I knew that about Dub-Dub? Like... I saw a story at some point?

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