On a much tastier note...

Jul. 24th, 2017 05:46 pm
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My brain is dangerous.  Well, at least for my weight.  :-p  I was enjoying a bit of feta cheese with some crackers earlier and the thought occurred to me that a red onion, egg and feta cheese tart would be very tasty.  Especially if I added just a smidge of nutmeg to the red onions while I was caramelizing them before putting them into the tart shell and pouring the eggs over them.  The crumbled feta cheese with chopped walnuts would go on top before baking, and then a balsamic vinegar and honey glazed would be dribbled over the top before serving with a nice glass of Malbec or Beuajolais and a side salad of field greens and arugula with a light oil and red wine vinegar dressing.  

Yeah, like I said, my brain is a dangerous thing.

Edited to add: or maybe I should make the crust with whole wheat flour and walnut meal?  That actually sounds better.


*adds ingredients to grocery list*

Write Every Day! July - Day 24

Jul. 25th, 2017 12:54 am
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Today was a good day with about 1.3k on my slavefic, which finished the draft of my next chapter, yay! I even achieved actual talking, which was all I wanted this chapter to do. \o/ It's so good when characters cooperate. Onward to kissing and shenanigans!

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Day 20 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [personal profile] auroracloud and me (6 out of 10)
Day 21 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] ysilme,[personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] iberiandoctor, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [personal profile] auroracloud and me (5 out of 10)
Day 22 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] sylvanwitch,[personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] shopfront, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [personal profile] auroracloud and me (7 out of 10)
Day 23 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] sylvanwitch,[personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [personal profile] auroracloud and me (6 out of 10)


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Write Every Day! July - Day 23

Jul. 24th, 2017 01:35 am
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After yesterday's busy day I'm afraid I had an intensely lazy Sunday, although I managed to finish Dream Daddy: all Dads successfully dated, and I'm only missing out on 2 Steam achievements now. \o/ (Which means that I'm now going to wait impatiently for a leather dad expansion. Surely that's the only sensible choice for a DLC!)

I also wrote around 400 words of my slavefic where I finally got them to start talking. Now I just need them to start making sense...

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Day 20 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [personal profile] auroracloud and me (6 out of 10)
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Day 22 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] sylvanwitch,[personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [personal profile] auroracloud and me (7 out of 10)


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Like most folks these days, I periodically go through and delete all of the cookies, browser history and cached temporary internet crap on my computer.  I have done so for decades, just to keep all of the crap from bogging down my processor.  Now, imagine my surprise when the cookies and tracking databases kept cropping back up after deleting them using the commands in the browser's preferences, even when I haven't visited the sites they're from in days.  Okay, not a problem, I quit the browser, went to the specific location folders on my hard drive and deleted all of the crap manually, then restarted my computer.

Nope, that didn't work either, the cookies and database trackers kept showing up in the browser, no matter how many times I deleted them using the commands in the browser preferences, but they're not showing up in the computer's system folders.  What the ever loving...?!?!  So, I did a search and found out that this is now a common problem and it doesn't matter if you're using a Microsoft OS or an Apple OS.  I don't know if the problem extends back to older web browsers, or if it's just the newly updated ones, but I'd really like to know.  

So, I did another web search and researched specifically how to get rid of cookies and trackers on an Apple running the most recent updates, just in case.  Okay, I had already done most of that, but figured I'd do it again with the thing I didn't think of.  I did everything as directed then shut down my computer (again) and even completely unplugged my modem/router for a half hour to make sure that the IP address would reset (my ISP uses dynamic IPs).  I reconnected the modem and let it do its thing, fired up the computer, brought up the browser...and the cookies/database trackers are still there.  They're not showing up in the system folders from which I deleted them, but they're still in the browser.  Seriously, what the ever loving, bloody blue blazing FUCK is going on?!

Lastly, I put a call in to Apple's tech support and the supervisor I spoke with doesn't have a clue either (the regular tech sure as hells didn't), so he's sending a ticket to the software engineers to see what they can do to fix the problem.  He's supposed to call me back Wednesday and I'll make a post then to update.

*is a seriously unhappy camper* 

UPDATE: I wound up uninstalling and deleting Adobe Flash Player and going through and manually deleting every file associated with it in Library/Preferences/Macromedia, including the Flash folder.  I also went into Library and deleted everything in the Cookies folder, then went into Library/Safari and deleted everything in the Database and Local Storage folders.  I left all of the main folders, except for the above stated Flash folder.  That seems to have worked and my laptop hasn't blown up yet, so I'll see if this works.  

The browser is supposed to be able to clear all of that crap, but it fails miserably and the add blocking and virus software seem to ignore database tracking and cookies.  I guess going in and doing all of this manually is going to have to be a regular thing if I want to keep that crap off of my computer.  >:-(  I also will definitely be letting the tech support supervisor know what I think of their software browser not clearing that crap like it is supposed to do.

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[personal profile] jesse_the_k posting in [community profile] metaquotes
Zombie cheerleader says: "Rah rah rust!"

Zombie High motto is: "If we can't win using our brains then we'll use your brains!" ;-)


Context is a Lego cheerleader in a graveyard, among other topics

Write Every Day! July - Day 22

Jul. 23rd, 2017 11:04 am
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I'd scheduled myself a full Saturday - I was seeing a matinee of Taylor Mac's Hir, all the way out in Sheperd's Bush, and I thought that afterwards I'd have enough time for an hour or two in a museum. But there was something weird going on with the District line, so all I managed to see was the Chris Ofili exhibition. And then I went to see Yank! at Charing Cross Theatre, which is a super cute, sometimes sentimental, gay soldiers in WW2 musical (without a happy ending, but it was surprisingly feel-good, and also gay tap dancing pas de deux).

Hir was... fascinating, and well acted, and despite all of that made me realize that apparently I really can't deal well with those themes on stage; it mainly felt like a vicious circle of toxic masculinity engendered emotional violence.

Writing-wise, it was an alibi sentence day for me, but hopefully I can make up for that today (if I don't succumb to Dad Dating again... :D)

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Day 21 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] iberiandoctor, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [personal profile] auroracloud and me (5 out of 10)

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Random is random

Jul. 22nd, 2017 06:37 pm
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Two random videos from my playlist.

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not what I expected to do this week

Jul. 21st, 2017 09:30 pm
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So I just finished a surprise re-watch of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, my first all-in fandom about fifteen years ago. For all it's philosophically incomprehensible, I was still completely engaged, and the end is INTENSE. I mean, I remembered more or less what happens but gosh. Anyway, now I want all my old fav fics. Of course. Dacia's site is still up, though she says she's going to shut it down, and Gundam Wing Addiction, and Mel and Christy's, too! This could be great, or I may find my taste in fic has changed too much. We shall see!

Write Every Day! July - Day 21

Jul. 22nd, 2017 01:43 am
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I woke up to a very weird comment on a PWP I wrote a while ago which was basically a sort of smug mockery of the fic and me? So that wasn't a good start into the day at all, and I just don't get why people feel the need to do that in the comments of a fic, sigh.

But I didn't want to spend the day feeling sad, so I decided that I definitely deserved some hot dads now and bought Dream Daddy, a gay dad dating game that has suddenly been all over my twitter. And it's very cute indeed! Obviously I had to go and make a Valjean dad and see if I could make him date the most Javert-like dad. :D

It's actually a super cute game, and I've been having fun with it! I might even offer it for Yuletide.

I managed to write another 500 words of my WIP as well - which was supposed to feature a conversation but so far has been mostly kissing. /o\ Failing at communication is truly what they're best at.

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Day 20 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] miss_morland, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [personal profile] auroracloud and me (6 out of 10)

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Write Every Day! July - Day 20

Jul. 21st, 2017 11:21 am
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So umm, because I have never heard of moderation I actually went back to the National to see the first part of Angels in America again, live in the audience as they broadcast it (which was a fun experience with all these giant cameras around us, fortunately I sat in the second row so no audience reaction shots, phew). :D I have a ticket to see the second part at the NT as well when they film it next week, but damn it, I'll never see this play done so well again in my lifetime, and also I very much prefer paying £15 for a seat here to $100 on Broadway.

I came back home completely starved and barely managed to post the next chapter of my slavefic, which I finished editing before I left for the theatre. I also wrote a few paragraphs of chapter 51, so all in all a very good day. I'm still happy about the 50 chapters milestone, even if I still have no idea how many more it'll take - there aren't that many plot points left, but quite some emotional development, so hopefully I'll get to finish this year...

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liseuse will lasso the wild novella

Jul. 20th, 2017 12:30 pm
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I think my bookshelves mostly convey the message "you need more shelves" and "apparently will read anything that stays still long enough."

Context
is "is this a case for - the ponceyness police?"




Write Every Day! July - Day 19

Jul. 20th, 2017 02:34 am
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I have no idea how it got so late, but at least I managed to do an entire first edit pass through my next WIP chapter today, and even wrote an additional 500 words of the next chapter. Bed time for me now!

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Day 16 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] navaan, [personal profile] miss_morland , [personal profile] tinx_r , [personal profile] iberiandoctor, [livejournal.com profile] trobadora, [personal profile] auroracloud and me (7 out of 10)
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[personal profile] owlbrigade1 cites this case in point:

Gotham police are at a loss to explain a sudden rise in animal themed costumed weirdos? Surely the explanation is the same as it is for the long standing animal themed weirdos? It is Gotham, it is what they do. People in animal costumes wreaking havoc is practically a city tradition.

Context, to no one's surprise, involves Harley Quinn.

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