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There's this Holier Than Thou ignoramus of a statist on Twitter I had debated with, earlier today. It was overall unproductive, and it didn't really go anywhere. I'm reasonably annoyed at him now, and I just need to vent for a little while. He apparently doesn't know how to understand the definitions of words. He is morally bankrupt as well. His logic is flawed due to Authority Support Syndrome (ASS).

I'll put this under a cut. This rant will likely be lengthy. )

The Trolley Problem (Adult, 1/1)

Aug. 16th, 2017 09:06 pm
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Title: The Trolley Problem
Characters/Pairing(s): Twelfth Doctor/Missy/Simm!Master; brief appearances from Bill and Nardole
Rating: Adult
Word count: 7,131
Spoilers: through "The Doctor Falls"
Warnings: none
Beta: [personal profile] platypus
Summary: Two weeks and four ethical dilemmas in the life of Missy, Queen of Evil.

::xposted to [community profile] dwfiction and [livejournal.com profile] dwfiction, and archived at A Teaspoon And An Open Mind and Archive of Our Own

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Aug. 16th, 2017 04:08 pm
goodbyebird: Dragon Age: Lady Josephine Cherette Montilyet giving me life, as always. (☆ Josie is so lovely)
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Aye, Robot

Aug. 14th, 2017 09:44 pm
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Aye, Robot by Robert Kroese

Further adventures of Rex Nihilo and his faithful robot Sasha. Serious spoilers for Starship Grifters ahead.

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VIDEO: Disturbia

Aug. 13th, 2017 10:10 pm
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Fandom: Tokumei Sentai Go-busters
Subject: Escape
Song: Disturbia by Rihanna
Summary: "Am I scaring you tonight?" The best villains are bad ass, sympathetic and complete monsters all rolled up into one.

While there are multiple vids that I've been working on (at varying stages of progress), I really needed to just take a break and do something completely different. So I got out a random number generator to decide on a season, put my iTunes playlist on shuffle, and just picked a combination. (Because I did not decide on the very first random combination, there were at least a dozen.)
Also, the deeper I got into the vid, the more I was reminded of how much I love Go-busters and why it's in my top five seasons of sentai. (Yasuko Kobayashi, why are you such a good writer?)

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I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S FINISHED

Aug. 13th, 2017 09:04 pm
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Crossover Fic under the cut.
Not you DD )
So one of my fannish goals from Fandom Snowflake is complete! \0/

Starship Grifters

Aug. 11th, 2017 09:53 pm
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Starship Grifters by Robert Kroese

Action, adventure, and con games in outer space!
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26x icons (Various)

Aug. 11th, 2017 06:53 pm
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Some icons made for [community profile] iconthat, for Department S generally, and others spotted lurking on the hard-drive, including Doctor Who, Dracula (1968) & The Forsyte Saga. I like to save up and post in big sets, but that only means some things never get posted!

Teaser:




It serves him right after all; he should manage his affairs better )

Credits: textures by larmay, tiger_tyger & imemime_art. The usual rules apply - want, take, use, credit. Please no hotlinking.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Aug. 9th, 2017 08:46 pm
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The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

Action! Adventure! Rescuing nobles from the horrors of the French Revolution in melodramatic style!

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Belated Birthday Nonsense

Aug. 8th, 2017 09:49 am
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In the event of me seemingly getting worse at writing birthday ficlets, instead of better, I have for the past couple of years, taken the Unconventionalcourtship Generator and had a flash-fic writing session with it, tackling any prompts where I felt able to write both characters for [personal profile] john_amend_all's birthday. The end of June was particularly bad, so here it is, only slightly delayed.

One of the results that came up was clearly something I thought would amuse [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2, who also had a birthday around the same time, so, I'm calling that a belated present also. Plus some bonus summaries I failed at writing. (The whole package is like a bundle of those tacky plasticky things you get at the seaside, but I had fun.) I did this on different days, before and during my family's visit, so it all got a bit out of hand. But still mostly not even shippy. /o\

Unconventional Results Under Here )

Death by Meeting

Aug. 7th, 2017 11:19 am
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Death by Meeting is a surprisingly corny yet compelling book on how to run more effective meetings. It’s a business book couched in a terribly written narrative and yet I fell for one of the book’s premises - that an engaging story will keep readers hooked.

The TL;DR version of the book is basically - instead of having a long two hour weekly meeting, break it up into different meetings by type, such as a daily scrum, weekly tactical, monthly strategic and quarterly offsite meetings.

But, as you can imagine, doling out that piece of advice isn’t very profitable, so author Patrick Lencioni disguises it as the story of a fictional gaming software company that needs to shake up their meetings after they are acquired by a larger gaming software company. The villain of the story is one JT Harrison, who never says much but strikes fear into the heart of Casey, the founder of the smaller company. To the rescue is his good friend’s son Will. With Will’s guidance, the supporting cast of business unit managers change the corporate culture to impress JT Harrison and thwart any plans to fully absorb the company. If this sounds all incredibly dumb, it is. I read the short chapters (some are just two pages) right to the end, all to find out if Casey and Will can save the day. There’s a twist to the ending, which one might guess because...

Will’s educational and work background is in advertising, marketing and filmmaking. He happens to become employed at Casey’s company because he needs a break from school. Surprise! A maternity leave presents the perfect opportunity. Will uses his savvy to observe the terrible weekly meetings and institute change.

The corniness of this book made me roll my eyes so much that I thought they would fall out of my head! I used to work in web development and I don’t feel the portrayal of the software company to be very unrealistic. A company where everyone gets along so perfectly that they have to create conflict? Where they accept an outsider’s suggestions so easily? Haha, hahahaha! Truly, the fictional software company, Yip, is a figment of Hollywood imagination much like those perfectly beautiful homes in movies. But, I do have to give Patrick Leoncioni credit for creativity and trying to make a buck at it! The sticker on this book was $26.99 Canadian.

Oddly enough, the most offensive thing about the book is making light of Will's mental health issues - it seemed odd that it was included at all. For example, he goes off his medication and it's during that period that he can tell his boss that the company meetings suck, then he promises to go back on his medication. It really sounded like Will's criticism had to be justified somehow? I'm not really sure what the point of that was.

If you are looking for a practical book on leadership and organizational culture, this is not it. I imagine a fair number of readers would consider the book a complete waste of time for the little amount of information it contains.

A Fortunate Universe

Aug. 6th, 2017 12:55 am
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A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos by Geraint F. Lewis and Luke A. Barnes

About two-third physics and chemistry. Carbon, neutrinos, inflation in the early universe, what Albert Einstein thought was his biggest mistake, what would make a universe dull, and more. All discussing what tweaking the free parameters would do to this universe and life in it. Much clarification of the Weak and Strong Anthropic Principles.

And then discussing questions this would raise, including the philosophical ones.
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Missy This Fic is a new remix challenge for Doctor Who and its various related fandoms, designed to add more Missy to our lives by remixing a story in such a way that it's focused on Missy.

Sign-ups are open now, until 8pm GMT on Tuesday, 10th August. (When is that in my time zone?)

The rest of the schedule:
Deadline: 10th September
Posting period: starting 15th September
>Author reveals: 30th September

More info: Full Rules and FAQ @ [community profile] missy_fest