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"I don't know if it's just that I'm an adrenaline junkie -- or that heavy action reminds me of the good old days with Batman -- but for one reason or another, it's only in the middle of a fight that I truly feel alive."
--Dick Grayson, as told by Devin Grayson, in Nightwing #74

Peace tastes good.
-- the Jack

"You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means."
--Inigo Montoya, as told by William Goldman (or was that S. Morganstern?) in The Princess Bride

"Batman is no more gay than Wonder Woman is into bondage or the Flash is into red latex."
--Terry Moore

"If a person who indulges in gluttony is a glutton, and a person who commits a felony is a felon, then God is an iron."
--Spider Robinson, in God is an Iron and later Mindkiller

Well, bugger.

17 September 2007, Monday
Delany reading and/or fannish gathering in NYC? 12:25 pm   (heart this)

So Samuel R. Delany is doing a reading at the South Street Seaport Museum two weeks from now.

*Details!*Collapse )

Cross-posted to my IJ; comments go there so I can keep track. I've set anonymous comments to screen to keep your addresses, phone numbers, etc. from the phishing eyes of spambots (I believe OpenID logins count as anonymous comments for screening purposes) -- just remember to tell me who you are if you comment anonymously *without* an OpenID!

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13 September 2007, Thursday
Geeky fun with maths (with extra comics-geekiness) 10:13 am   (heart this)

Why yes, another post! And I still haven't got round to posting my belated report on Friday's delightful adventure -- possibly I am constitutionally incapable of reporting on fangatherings until well after the fact.

So, today's September 10th's xkcd:
The full analysis is of course much more complicated, but I can"t stay to talk about it because I have a date.
Gosh, I love reposting things that are under Creative Commons license.

Like pretty much all xkcd strips, it's awesomely, geektastically funny. But I'd like to draw your attention to the little visual aid in panel two which reads 'Standard Creepiness Rule: Don't date under (age/2 + 7)'.

This rule explains rather a lot about Batman/Robin and Superman/Robin pairings ...if you take into account the way many people have trouble remembering mathematical formulae correctly. (Don't believe me? What's the formula for the circumference of a circle?1 How about for the area of a right triangle?2) Here's what I think happened.

In Bruce's head, it's 'Don't date under (age/7 + 2)'; so, if he's 35 -- and canonically, he's always 35 except when otherwise specified such as in Batman: Year One or 'The Lesson' -- this yields a don't-date-under age of seven years old. Perfect for Bruce, who in ever so many ways is still an eight-year-old boy in a man's body.

In Clark's head, the Standard Creepiness Rule is 'Don't date under (age/2 - 7)'; so, if his default canon age is 30 -- which, officially, it's either 29 or 30, but I don't want to clutter up this post with tedious remainders -- this yields a don't-date-under age of eight. Perfect for ...Clark's tendency to fixate on Robins from the moment he first lays eyes on them in uniform. Especially when one takes into consideration that, while modern canon has adjusted Dick Grayson's age at the time of his parents' death to thirteen, in the Golden Age Dick went to live with Bruce and fight crime in short pants before he was even ten years old (the number of birthday candles on the cake in this issue was frighteningly small, but unfortunately the internets failed to provide me with any scans showing the post-spanking panels).

1. Hint: *not* πr2.
2. Hint: *not* A2+B2=C2.

ETA: Cross-posted to my my InsaneJournal here. Comments are enabled there. I sincerely apologise to anyone who finds IJ's theme offensive; I weighed this concern carefully against the need to have a journal host I felt I could trust not to arbitrarily delete my content. I hope to find a compromise which is more accomodating of both issues soon.

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I'm pretty sure this is a better example of what you're referring to 10:10 am   (heart this)

I've seen but not been involved in the controversy in bandom over whether stagegay is good or bad -- not been involved in because bandom is not my fandom. Yes, some of those boys are pretty and look good on each other, yes I've heard the music and like some of it (and know what "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" means) ...I'm just not fannish about it. All of you who love it are welcome to it.

I haven't read all the posts; I haven't even read all the posts which showed up on my flist. In other words, it's nearly certain I'm missing a lot of the nuances of the arguments on each side.

That said,

...You want to talk about boys kissing and feeling each other up in public but refusing to state publicly that they're gay, queer, bi or what have you? Have a look here. Not the same rugby players who keep posing for those notoriously homoerotic and borderline-pornographic calendars (that's a French rugby team) but, well, rugby players do have something of an international reputation for this sort of thing. To the point where homoerotic rugby images have been used in tourism billboards.

Apparently someone also compared stagegay to blackface. I'm not going to comment on that beyond "Um, *NO*," but coincidentally, over the weekend katarik and I were discussing some actual blackface worn to this year's Dragon*con, which she attended and I ...found the website with the official costume-contest photos from. Those of you who plan to ever attend a comics and/or sci-fi and/or fantasy con in costume, take note:
This is okay.
This is *really NOT* okay.
(For the benefit of those who need to google who the geeks in those photos are meant to be dressed as, the former is probably Drizzt Do'Urden, a character from a series of tie-in novels for Dungeons & Dragons -- certainly he's a drow elf -- and the three in the latter are Zoe Reynolds, Hoban "Wash" Washburne, and Mal Reynolds from Firefly and later Serenity; in both the television series and the subsequent film, Zoe was played by Gina Torres.)

Here's a better-quality photo of two completely different people in drow costumes who apparently missed the official hallway contest. And, for contrast, here's one of several white women who managed to be recognisable in their Zoe costumes without blackface makeup; there were also several different women of colour dressed as Zoe. Mind you, when I say "recognisable" I'm speaking as someone who is not and never was a fan of Firefly/Serenity -- I watched one episode and parts of a few others to see if I could get into it, and I couldn't. (I am a Gina Torres fan, but that's beside the point.) And actually, I'm reasonably sure there were a number of women (and maybe even a man or three) in Zoe costumes at the con other than the handful I've seen, but I didn't look further than what came up in searches on Flickr, since I was already there viewing the "official" photos.

ETA: Cross-posted to my my InsaneJournal here. Comments are enabled there. I sincerely apologise to anyone who finds IJ's theme offensive; I weighed this concern carefully against the need to have a journal host I felt I could trust not to arbitrarily delete my content. I hope to find a compromise which is more accomodating of both issues soon.

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31 August 2007, Friday
several diversions, and a number of people named Jack 8:31 am   (heart this)

(Diversion in the sense of a pleasant entertainment, rather than the sense of shifting attention from one subject to another.)

First of all, last week petronelle came to visit me and Te. She is quite diverting on her own! Delectable foods were delected, fancuddles occurred, and I won at making fangirls squeal, hands down. (In fairness, I must admit most of the squealing was in response to my sandbagging them with puns or cracked-out ideas like 'what if Jason had been adopted by Ollie?')

Petra also inflicted introduced me to 5.75 wonderful and diverting things during her visit... The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Singin" in the Rain,Collapse ) Doctor Who,Collapse ) Good Omens,Collapse ) the Doctor Who recaps at TWoP,Collapse ) and Sweeney ToddCollapse ).

Unrelated except chronologically: In between finishing Good Omens and reading anything else, I devoured the entire Canopus in Argos series by Doris Lessing. (Well, okay, I skimmed past large chunks of The Making of the Representative for Planet 8. Which, considering that it's only a ~120-page novella, and that I actually enjoy reading Herman Melville, should tell you something about how overly expository those long unbroken paragraphs are. It was an aberration, and should not detract from anyone's enjoyment of the four full-length novels in the series.) Um... we didn't have any other Gaiman I hadn't already read, or any Pratchett in printed-book form, and Te did have the omnibus edition. I don't know, it made sense at the time.

I don't even know where to start describing these books. I will say that they don't necessarily need to be read in order of publication, but that if you're starting with Shikasta (aka Re: Colonised Planet 5 Shikasta) you should NOT read Wiki articles, reviews or anything else, because there's an enormous spoiler which nearly every source mentions right off when talking about the book despite it not being revealed until hundreds of pages into the book itself. They're challenging books, both because Lessing doesn't explain some of the concepts she came up with for the series until long after they're first introduced (if at all) and because the main themes of the series are all advanced philosophical (and theosophical, and sociological, and cosmological) questions. They do, however (with the exception noted) manage to be page-turners as well, an impressive balance. So long as the punctuation of this sentence, which is indicative of Lessing's habitual punctuation -- doesn't make you want to punch things then you should be fine. (It makes me want to punch things, actually; but I still got through all five installments, didn't I?)

ETA: And today I shall be having my first root canal ever. Hopefully this will suck less than it might. Feel free to share tales of your own nightmarish root canal experiences, though -- forewarned is forearmed, and all that.

ETA2: Cross-posted to my my InsaneJournal here. Comments are enabled there. I sincerely apologise to anyone who finds IJ's theme offensive; I weighed this concern carefully against the need to have a journal host I felt I could trust not to arbitrarily delete my content. I hope to find a compromise which is more accomodating of both issues soon.

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current mood: itchy

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14 August 2007, Tuesday
Hold that 'yay' -- everything is NOT suddenly okay. 10:22 pm   (heart this)

Yays, LiveJournal/SixApart are being reasonable again! -- or are they?

Let's have a look.

A new, unified and easy-to-find policy document -- yay, right? Right...?Collapse )

Yay, they"re not lumping together fandom and child pornographers anymore! They say they don"t -- right...?Collapse )

No more witch-hunts for objectionable material in fandom journals -- can we say yay yet...?Collapse )

Well, at least nobody is going to be banned without warning anymore... right? Yay...?Collapse )

Right, well, a three-strikes rule would have been nice, but two-strikes seems fair enough. Ya-- what now...?Collapse )

And they clarified their policy on links to content on other sites, and pretty soon after we asked! Yay, right...?Collapse )

But haven"t the suspensions been rescinded? Can"t we at least celebrate the return of the two artists to their LJ community?Collapse )

Yay, it"s the end of the post! That was stressful. One last thing -- let"s break down exactly what message LJ sent its users last night...Collapse )

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Cross-posted to my my InsaneJournal here. Comments are enabled there. I sincerely apologise to anyone who finds IJ's theme offensive; I weighed this concern carefully against the need to have a journal host I felt I could trust not to arbitrarily delete my content. I hope to find a compromise which is more accomodating of both issues soon.

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31 July 2007, Tuesday
To anyone who thinks... 12:22 am   (heart this)

...that the community moderators of daily_deviant have responded to the mess they've created for themselves in a reasonable way:

Here, for contrast, is an example of an *appropriate* response to make after discovering that you have behaved in a racist manner and thereby offended others.

When I came across the above-linked post, I knew it would eventually be useful for future situations where somebody in fandom acted like a big dumb racist and wasn't willing to own up to it. (I was hoping it would take *more than a week* for the next such occasion to happen.)

Other than that, I don't have much to contribute to the discussion; I was asleep when the excrement struck the ventilation device, so other people have already said most of what needs to be said, and probably better than I would've done anyway. As is often the case, liviapenn has compiled an excellent listing of links to other posts about the issue.

[Edited to add: Inspired by aubergineautumn's comments here, I have created a new macro. Feel free to take and use; credit is appreciated but not necessary, just don't let me catch anyone claiming it as their own.]

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26 July 2007, Thursday
On transformative uses of copyrighted material 7:10 pm   (heart this)

So, if Andy Warhol had had an LJ, he would've been banned for appropriating Campbell Soup's trademarked label design. At least that seems to be the message behind the bannings of both the community improved_archie and its former maintainer mightygodking.

Too bad. I felt like doing some transformative artwork.

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And for those with slower connections and/or computers:

Original photos found at MyCatHatesYou.com and used and abused without any permission whatsoever.

current mood: point and laugh

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20 July 2007, Friday
Political cartoon: Fandom and SixApart 5:43 pm   (heart this)

Last night brown_betty, in between writing brilliant posts and comments about the "clarification" (I do not think that word means what they think it means) of LJ's permissible content policy, she came up with a brilliant idea for a political cartoon about the whole mess.

Alas, as she lamented to me, Betty cannot draw. (I'm not sure I entirely believe this, as I haven't yet come across anything else she can't do.) She described the cartoon she envisioned so well I thought I could almost see it too. So, I offered to try drawing it for her.

Peek shot: LiveJournal: Dedicated to separating its users at least six degrees away from their community. Click here, read more, see the cartoon in all its glory.Collapse )

Who knew sheep could be such woobies?

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Fanart: Teen Kilroy (rating to be determined after Abuse deletes my account) 9:12 am   (heart this)

Okay, LJ is claiming that not only text-only description, but any non-photographic depiction of someone under 18 (and photos, too, which I'd say everyone was on the same page about except that LJ has spectacularly failed to specify that only photographs of minors which include nudity and/or a sexual theme are obscene, so anybody who's posted fully-clothed photos of their babies, godkids, nieces, nephews etc. is distributing obscene material by the latest "clarified" definition) falls under the definition of "obscenity" in the United States and is therefore prohibited by LJ's Terms of Service.

The three standards a work has to meet to be considered obscene under US law are:

1) It has to appeal mainly to prurient interest, in the opinion of an average person (one with 2.3 children, one supposes? sounds like a paedophile serial killer to me) applying the standards of whatever "community" is relevant to the case at hand; and
2) It has to depict a sexual and/or excretory act which is "patently offensive" and also explicitly (HEH) listed in some state's criminal code; and
3) It has to be devoid of any "serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value."

I'm going for the trifecta of visual (non-photographic) art involving a minor. Tell me how I did! NSFW, obviouslyCollapse )
Is his statement of age suffficient to establish that he's a minor?
Is it prurient, are you average enough to decide, and which community's standards did you choose?
Is the act depicted patently offensive, and if it's covered under a state statute, please indicate which one?
Is my hope of avoiding even political value defeated by the very circumstance under which the work was created?

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19 July 2007, Thursday
Congratulations 6A! You lose at the Internet. 6:20 pm   (heart this)

You've probably seen posts all over your friendslist about this announcement from SixApart (unless you're one of the many people on my flist who are avoiding their friends pages in fear of spoilers for the new Harry Potter book, and yes, the timing of the announcement right when so much of HP fandom is offline, not to mention right after permanent account sales closed, is too obnoxious to be entirely coincidental).

I'm going. Almost certainly I'm following Te wherever she goes -- see here.

There are already a huge number of comments on the lj_biz post, most of them falling into one of a handful of categories of redundancy. I like to think that I've saved you the trouble of adding to the riot of responses there... though, if shooting metaphorical fish in the barrel is something you enjoy, LiveJournal has provided an exquisitely ripe opportunity.

As I said in that comment, none of the content in buggery is going to be deleted, at least not by me. But in the very near future, new content will be posted elsewhere rather than here, and pre-existing content will be reposted at the new location. I'll keep you posted as to where my new internet home shall be.

Oh, and because I enjoy calling things before they happen:
Nobody seems to be asking for clarification, yet, of whether fanfiction's use of trademarked (or copyrighted, though that gets a big old [SIC]) characters, locations and concepts is going to fall under the new ban on content which allegedly violates US law. (I might've just missed it, as I did not read every single comment before my own.) My guess is that 6A will say, while everyone is up in arms about this current round of BS, that fanfiction which doesn't concern minors in sexual situations won't be affected... and that they'll go back on that before the year is out.

I have a paid account and extra icon slots, and have had them for years now. I'm going to quite enjoy taking my consumer dollars elsewhere, and helping finance some less-egregiously-mismanaged journaling site to make itself better as I did with LJ in the past.

current mood: OFFS

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17 July 2007, Tuesday
Why don't we get comic-book film adaptations like this? 5:20 pm   (heart this)

So, last night I had the most fascinating dream about a 'lost' Batman film from the 70s.

I kind of wish this was a real movie. I"d totally love to watch it again.Collapse )

Hurray for whatever makes dreams happen!

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17 May 2007, Thursday
Linguistics porn! 7:42 am   (heart this)

Lest my icon mislead anyone, the linguistics porn in question in not DC-comics-related.1

Do you remember those old-school text-based adventure games? (Or, given the median age of this fandom, do you remember hearing older fen talk about something called Zork?)2 I've always been fond of them, partly because back when I first started playing computer games, text adventures were the best kind available.

It turns out people are still making text adventure games... and one of them contains linguistics porn!Collapse )

Brief mention of two other gamesCollapse )

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8 May 2007, Tuesday
Cake frosting and White glue 8:20 pm   (heart this)

There's an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent in which a character commits a particularly ingenious murder by "repairing" the leaks in a partly-rotted old boat with a mixture of cake frosting and white glue, knowing that when their intended victim took the boat out, the concoction would keep water out only long enough for the boat to get dangerously far from shore.

It appears that the US Army Corps of Engineers might as well have repaired New Orleans' levee, pump, floodwall and floodgate systems with cake frosting and white glue, according to this National Geographic article.

And, since URLs change... full text behind the cut.Collapse )

I suppose it's good news that there's a class-action suit already under way... but it's hardly likely that it will be resolved before the "repaired" systems are put to the test by this year's hurricane season. Even if a judge were to rule in the plaintiffs' favour, *and* the Corps were to take immediate action to do the repairs right this time, it might still be impossible to shore up New Orleans' defences before the next big storm hits. Is it also a good thing that most former residents of the Lower Ninth Ward and St Bernard's Parish haven't returned to the city (and can't because those areas are still full of contaminated and condemned buildings with no utilities or other municipal services)? For crying out loud. If you have engineers from the *Netherlands* coming over to help you design and implement your *flood-control* systems, and they're *still* not working, then *you can't really be trying* to make them functional.

I don't even know what to say at this point -- other than, perhaps, You're doing a heckuva job, Brownie U.S. Army Corps of Engineers!

current mood: AAAAAAARRRGH

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4 May 2007, Friday
Let's pretend this is a blog: Freddie Mercury 10:22 am   (heart this)

So I've just seen a special produced last year about the life of Freddie Mercury, who would have turned 60 years old on 5 September 2006. (It's called Freddie Mercury: Magic Remixed, and it's currently re-airing on Logo network in the US -- good news for satellite subscribers, frustrating for most Americans stuck with cable. I've no idea whether it has or will air outside the US.*) Freddie was, of course, the lead singer and principal songwriter for Queen, who died of complications from AIDS in November 1991.

The special did a fine job of looking at most of the important aspects of Freddie Mercury's life, given that it's only an hour long, probably 43 minutes with the commercial breaks taken out. There's an impressive depth of detail about his early life, enhanced by interviews with his family and a former classmate from the boarding school he attended in India. Footage from Queen concerts and music videos brings Freddie's vivid stage persona back to life better than any interview could, though of course there are interviews with his Queen bandmates as well. And there's enough footage and recollections of Freddie's private life, both at his infamously extravagant parties and at home, to complete the picture.

What I found most striking and saddest, watching the documentary, were two things. The first was that a large part of the reason Freddie never officially came out publicly as a queer man was that there was overt pressure from the music industry for him not to do so. The other was that Freddie not only passed for white, he never went farther than saying he was Persian (his family are Parsees, ethnic-Persian Indians who practice Zoroastrianism, and he was born on the African island of Zanzibar and lived either there or in India until his family moved to England when Freddie -- Farrokh -- was seventeen) when discussing his ethnic ancestry in interviews, and a number of his close friends believe he felt more detail could hurt his career.

It's been just a shade over fifteen years since Freddie Mercury died at the age of 45. I hadn't realised things had changed that much, until I thought about how easy it would have been for Freddie to be out, both about his sexuality and about his ancestry, had he lived longer. As I said to Te while I was watching the part of the documentary where the music industry pressure was discussed, if Freddie came out today, reactions would have ranged from "Duh!" to "So what?" At least, that's how things would play on this side of the pond; it's tempting to suppose that British popular opinion would be more conservative... and yet not only have performers like Sir Elton John and Sir Ian McKellen come out without ruining their careers, they've both been knighted.

Likewise, his being arguably the West's first Asian rock star would today enhance his popularity, rather than harm it. The last decade and a half have seen an enormous increase in the number of musicians and actors of Asian (whether South Asian, East Asian, Asian-Pacific Islander, Middle-Eastern, or otherwise) ancestry in music, film and television... the number was vanishingly small before, and representation of Asians in popular culture has a long way to go yet, but there has nevertheless been a degree of change which would undoubtedly stun Freddie Mercury were he to step out of a time capsule today.

Today, Freddie Mercury would be celebrated for being a gay Asian performer nearly as much as for the talent of his performance. The fact that he missed out on seeing this time in history himself just makes his too-early death that much sharper a loss for us all.

*If anyone else has information about non-US airdates, please comment, and I'll add it to the post.

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1 April 2007, Sunday
Holy given up for lost, Batman -- it's new fanfiction from the Jack! 11:55 pm   (heart this)

So I realised recently that it's been over a year since I posted any fic here. Granted, I've been largely gafiated, and also mostly not writing (you didn't think I was writing and hoarding it all away to myself, I hope), but still. The main purpose of this LJ is inflicting sharing my fanfic with the world.

Somewhat more recently, it's occurred to me that 1 April is a fine day for posting humorous stories. (Not prank stories; I'm inclined to look on a tradition based on Christian disdain for pre-Christian traditions with a jaundiced eye.) It lets me get into the spirit of fun that's come to be associated with the day without feeling like I'm marginalising anyone.

And in that spirit, I present:

Auld Lang Syne (Gotham) -- Nightwing | Dick Grayson ...and "friends"Collapse )

Edited to add: Several people audienced this story for me, back before I nearly forgot to post it. I cannot remember who they are, because I suck, but if they remind me in comments, I will give credit where it's due.

It's only logical: Not all DCU fic by the Jack is humour
It's also logical: Not all Jack's fanfiction is DCU-based

current mood: just in under the wire

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13 February 2007, Tuesday
Proof that the universe is fundamentally unfair: 10:34 am   (heart this)

Last night, I had a really nice dream in which Clark was making out with me. Laid out, making out, approaching the violation of marital vows area -- yes, he was married to Lois in the dream. I think I was also related to Lois in some way and Clark and I actually knew each other *through* her.

(The unfair part is that *Te* did not have this dream. It was her bed and everything.)

...I haven't decided whether I'm actually back. But I am around, for the moment at least. Hi, fandom!

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7 November 2006, Tuesday
it's like it was scripted 2:34 pm   (heart this)

Overheard (overseen? overviewed? ...can anybody spare a coin?) in a comics-fans' chatroom just now:

B•Angelheart: still couldnt read that...its all scrambled at my end...all I see is gibberish
C•A-Team: yeah, thats how we see kin's comments too
Salamander: Must be a "glitch".
C•kinbote: You're just not l33t enough for my political commentary.
B•Angelheart: what?
C•kinbote: It pwns you.
Salamander: what?
C•A-Team: PWNS
C•A-Team: you
Salamander: WHAT?
C•A-Team: you know, pwns
C•A-Team: you got pwns
C•A-Team: er pwned
Salamander: Oh. Why didn't you say so?
C•A-Team: lol
B•Angelheart: prawns?
C•A-Team: no not prons
C•A-Team: pwns
C•AbbaZabba: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L33t
Salamander: man, that's so 1337.

PS to any Americans who somehow forgot and didn't see all the other reminders -- vote today! I did.

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9 October 2006, Monday
caulk, delicious caulk 1:16 am   (heart this)

Te is currently cooking up a delicious omelet for us to eat for dinner. I thought now would be a fine time to share a new recipe we came up with last night. This would've been called "fried apple slices" or something, except it came out more like

Crustless Apple Pie

3 apples (we used some lovely organic Galas) sliced thinly -- about 1/4" or 1/2 cm
6 tablespoons butter*
ground cinnamon to taste, about 1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg to taste, about 1/4 tsp

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle in spices, then add apple slices and stir to coat. Saute until apples are soft, about 15 minutes. Serves two people if they care enough about one another not to come to blows trying to scarf all the apples themselves.

Note that there is no sugar in this recipe! We were as surprised as you are, but this came out amazingly sweet without any added sugar. It's possible that a little might be necessary if you use, say, Granny Smiths, but then again, it might not.

The butter and spices, combined with the juice that cooks out of the apples, create a wonderful sauce very reminiscent of really good apple pie... making this an *awesome* craving-satisfier for those of you who can't have carbs and/or gluten.

*I usually use Fleischmann's margarine when baking for vegans, but I can't promise what the results would be in a recipe this simple. Also, margarine is really bad for you and you shouldn't be eating it *unless* you're vegan.

current mood: about to eat delicious omelet

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3 October 2006, Tuesday
Dammit, Clark's penis is going in *something*. 5:20 am   (heart this)

As you probably already know, if you're reading this journal, the subject line of this post is thete1's latest journal title. (Following "Who's touching Tim today?" and "Always lead with crotch." and, most recently, "Kryp-tease.") I don't know about anybody else, but I have noticed some desperately inappropriately humourous juxtapositions of this new title with certain of Te's icons.

One was a lark. Two was a happy coincidence.

Three made me need to put together a Top Ten list.

Warning: Do not eat or drink while reading beyond the cut.Collapse )

Refurbished laptop computer: $500 plus shipping
LiveJournal account: $19.95 per year
Having the perfect icon for a post: PRICELESS.

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28 September 2006, Thursday
8:25 pm   (heart this)

It's Te posting for Jack:

Jack's had a pretty miserable couple of days, health-wise, and so hasn't been up to coming online, much less responding to comments. Ze wants you to know that ze really appreciated the great response to T'Pura. Ze also thinks the challenge would be a great idea, but thinks someone else should be around to at least help run it/keep track of various entries.


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