Open Thread: Flower Wormhole



A reasonable person might think that my camera has difficulty taking pictures of the inside of deep coned flowers where the cones are translucent and subjected to bright sunlight.  I choose to believe that each of these flowers houses a small wormhole.

The pollination process is doubtless quite difficult, but presumably worth it for people who would have such a spacetime bending plant on display.
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Open Thread: Goats and Chickens


Last week we had a sheep, so it seemed kind of appropriate.  I could not get all three goat faces into the picture at once.  Taken the same day as the picture of the sheep's tail.

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Repost: The Passion of Aslan

[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: The four children have joined Aslan at the Stone Table. The White Witch has demanded Edmund as a traitor sentenced to death, and Aslan has made a secret deal with the Witch, out of the hearing of the rest of the company. The Witch's final question -- "But how do I know this promise will be kept?" -- was answered with a fierce roar from Aslan, and she fled the camp in fear.

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Chapter 14: The Triumph of the Witch

I want to say a few things before we start this chapter.

Feminism: Bisexuality Visibility Week

Hola, all! I'm doing much better after my run-in with the norovirus, thank you. I am blessed and touched by how many people reached out to check in with me when all that was going down, and I can never say enough thank yous. Bless you all.

I haven't been posting (for which I apologize) because I'm trying to finish up editing a book and my schedule got wrecked by my illness. I managed to burn through three more chapters yesterday and I'm feeling good about that! But I did manage to twitter some stuff about bisexuality and you may like to see what I had to say!

Storify under the cut.

Open Thread: Sheep Tail


Might seem strange to say, or not depending on your experience with sheep, but I'd never really seen one, or at least never noticed seeing one, before.  Then there it was: a sheep tail.

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Guest Post: Hospital Woes

(Tw: health issues, vomiting, money issues)


Hello! Your friendly neighborhood Kristycat here. Letting y'all know: Ana is super sick. Night before last, she ended up going to the emergency room, where they put her on morphine & anti-nausea meds and an IV drip.

When they sent her home, the anti-nausea meds they gave her did not work. By the time I went to bed last night it was going on 40 hours in which she hadn't been able to keep anything down, including water. It was looking like she might have to go back to the hospital, which would be a problem because hospitals are hella expensive.

As of this morning there has been tentative success with a banana. Fingers crossed, here's hoping.

I wanted people to know what was up - for obvious reasons, posts may be delayed. Also, if anyone would like to help defray the costs of hospital bills (seriously, they're ridiculous), there is a donation button on the side, or you could just click here.

Open Thread: Tree


It's a sort of tree colored tree that has the sort of stuff that grows on trees growing on it.

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Open Thread: Tis the season


This picture was taken in August.

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