Open Thread: Pink and Yellow


Just a flower.

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Friday Recommendations!  What have you been reading/writing/listening to/playing/watching lately?  Shamelessly self-promote or boost the signal on something you think we should know about - the weekend’s ahead of us, so give us something new to explore!

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Political season reminder: please take any stuff on the election to the politics space on The Slacktiverse.

Open Thread: Gulls on a Roof


The picture, and several other pictures taken at the same time from the same angle, didn't really come out as well as I'd hoped.  Still: seagulls, lots of seagulls

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Friday Recommendations!  What have you been reading/writing/listening to/playing/watching lately?  Shamelessly self-promote or boost the signal on something you think we should know about - the weekend’s ahead of us, so give us something new to explore!

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Repost: The Emperor's Hangwoman

[Ana's Note: By popular demand, this is a re-post of an old deconstruction, partly to have content while I struggle with my ongoing disability challenges and partly so that newcomers can comment on old conversations.

The original post is here. I have not edited the content.



[Content Note: Death, Torture, Execution]

Narnia Recap: Peter, Susan, Lucy, and the Beavers have caught up with Aslan at the Stone Table.

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Chapter 13: Deep Magic From The Dawn Of Time

   NOW WE MUST GET BACK TO EDMUND. When he had been made to walk far further than he had ever known that anybody could walk, the Witch at last halted in a dark valley all overshadowed with fir trees and yew trees. [...]
"No," said the dwarf, "it is no use now, O Queen. They must have reached the Stone Table by now."

Open Thread: Orange Dragon


I do not own this cloak.  I'd like to own this cloak.  The best I could do was get a picture of the dragon on the back.

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Friday Recommendations!  What have you been reading/writing/listening to/playing/watching lately?  Shamelessly self-promote or boost the signal on something you think we should know about - the weekend’s ahead of us, so give us something new to explore!

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Open Thread: Pink and Purple Sky.


I was away from computer for the weekend.  I had meant to schedule a Friday open thread, but there were a lot of things that I'd intended to do which I didn't actually do.  So, sorry about that.  Then, well ... more or less now, I discovered that I have misplaced the cord that connects the camera to the computer, and was forced to look for things already on my computer or online.

I ended up with this picture, which was used, I think, three and a quarter years ago on Stealing Commas.  It's really a pink and blue sky with the purple mostly at the interface of the pink and the blue, however the beginning of the song "The Princess who Saved Herself" started running through my head on a loop ("There was a castle by a waterfall // with a pink and purple wall ...)

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Friday Monday Recommendations!  What have you been reading/writing/listening to/playing/watching lately?  Shamelessly self-promote or boost the signal on something you think we should know about - the weekend’s ahead of us gone by, so give us something new to explore!

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Political season reminder: please take any stuff on the election to the politics space on The Slacktiverse.

Metapost: Blog Upkeep

I'm doing some Behind The Scenes blog upkeep this week. So if something seems slightly different to you, it's probably not your imagination playing tricks. Thank you for your patience.

Narnia: Lasaraleen's Silliness

[Narnia Content Note: Racism, Violence, Forced Marriage, Misogyny]

Narnia Recap: Aravis and Lasaraleen catch each other up on what has been happening. Obligatory note about racism, intent, and Lewis is here.

The Horse and His Boy, Chapter 7: Aravis in Tashbaan

I feel like I keep starting these off with apologies for why it's been so long since the last post. On the one hand, I'm fully aware that you don't need self-flagellation on my part. On the other hand, I don't know how many of you catch my open thread comments and I'd hate for you to think I just don't care about Narnia anymore (I do!).

So, in brief: I've been sick for about a month now. I started off with an upper respiratory virus that took the better part of three weeks to settle down and then, just as I was getting over that, my spouse brought a cold home with him. I do not blame him for this--he gets enough blame from the cats who are in a permanent state of freaked-out by all the coughing--but it's been an uphill struggle. This is the first time in about a month that I've been able to sit upright at my desktop where I write the posts.

*cracks knuckles*  All that to say, let's do this!

Open Thread: Cracks


And shadows of foliage!

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Friday Recommendations!  What have you been reading/writing/listening to/playing/watching lately?  Shamelessly self-promote or boost the signal on something you think we should know about - the weekend’s ahead of us, so give us something new to explore!

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Political season reminder: please take any stuff on the election to the politics space on The Slacktiverse.