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Intro v1.0, part 4
Header and avatar courtesy @8track , at some point or other.
Still have trouble spelling "tumbler" like a non-internet addled adult.
Getting those missing e flashbacks, and then the "what do you mean 2011" panic.
Like seriously, what the fuck?
Alc, Christmas, Coffee
Oh fuck that came out better than expected.
Had to scrape out the bottom of my bustelo Supreme tin this morning, so I filled in with cinnamon, brown sugar, and a wee spoon of vanilla extract.
The ice ball is straight espresso.
It's like drinking an iced coffee mixed with warm swirls of spice.
Stephen King, injury
Whenever I see "flexible flyer" I get this flash impression of some Stephen King novel or other, where either sledding-on-cold-clear-mornings is one of the big/only idyllic childhood memories OR somebody broke an arm and the pain/sound/joy-to-panic of the moment is used to familiarize some supernatural horror or extreme injury.
I can't manage to convince my suegra that the cats aren't actually babies. Her usual baby-patter is just too loud for them and it freaks them out.
She really doesn't appreciate getting shushed while crooning at a struggling cat, but she gets sad when they manage to wriggle away from her.
Both cats go full pinned ears and slink/sprint to cover when they hear any variant of "Ay! Mi niña preciosa!"
Secret Santa nonsense
My wife's work santa gave a bundle type thing which included one of the 18 pen rainbow ink joy sets.
Unfortunately, it turned out to be medium point (1.0 mmm), which she hates using for her own notes.
Fortunately, everyone else in the household hates thick lines as well. We've stuck them next to the mail / note station in the kitchen, and they keep coming back because no one wants to steal them permanently.
Bitsy boy waiting for birds
Turns out there's a (new) Amélie musical??
New-ish. Just tripped over an animatic from the London cast recording.
Several things came in at once, and several things are almost due.
Put Rosemary and Rue on hold in order to start a re-read of Seanan McGuire's October Daye series, inspired by the newest entry being released recently. That just came in, so I really want to get to it.
I've got three days left on The Talisman, and really need to finish it. It got rec'd by Seanan as a Wayward Children portal fantasy inspiration.
Eventually I'll finish The Scar.
But at the same time, a lot of the jokes in this one feel phoned in. It's a shallow take on some deeply disrespectful source material, and the themes matched against the setting just make it worse.
Maybe there's not a clean way to write a story about believing in gods against evidence while having gods provably exist in-universe, but "ha, aren't weird funerary practices and beliefs about the afterlife hilarious?" definitely wasn't the best.
Settling in! See pinned posts for general info.
I expect this will mostly be cats and book rants, but we'll see how it develops.
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