Gender Switch's Friends|
[Most Recent Entries]
Below are the most recent 5 friends' journal entries.
|Monday, December 10th, 2018|
....aaaaaaaand I spoke too soon. My brother-in-law is back at the hospital for another week at least.
|Thursday, December 6th, 2018|
...aaaaand here we are!
So. The tumblr mothership is sinking and fandom, once again, is on the move.
I don't post much, never have, but I still can be found lurking around. Drop me a comment if you need me.
|Wednesday, December 5th, 2018|
|I have the most boring, PG-rated Tumblr ever.
I'm something like 100 of 179 pages back (I don't infinite scroll) in my quest to see if I've ever been adult-flagged, and so far, nope, not even the mermaids and their female-presenting nipples are not adult-flagged. I guess they're artistic
However, I've discovered that sometimes I've saved things to watch or refer to later, and then have not done so. Whoops.
So. A selection of the world's most boring Tumblr posts, to...refer to later.Realistic Travel Speeds: On Foot, On Horseback, At Sea, By Pigeon
I really need to just copy this image into my Seventh Moon Rising reference Scrivener file.Knife Fighting Techniques, especially hand grips
Look, you never know when you're going to want to write someone needing to stab someone with a knife. Realistically. I have a novel where that happens. It might happen again. I write vampires! They're murdery! It could transfer to proper staking technique!
I'm way too defensive about this. (It's for fiction, I'm a writer, we all know the drill.)How to make a flower crown
. Clearly I need to make blood red flower crowns and tie in some glossed-up pomegranates to that shit so I can cosplay as Persephone.
For tonight, we tag this one on Pinterest!When life gives you lemons, add some whiskey to that shit and THEN make lemonade
Pin.ter.est.Like a Prayer. The 1940s swing cover that I saved "to listen to later" and never did.The Epic of Gilgamesh in Sumerian. Which I also did not "listen to later."Sweet Child of Mine. The soul version. By a woman of color.
Last, but not least, because I forgot about it: 100 legal sites for free books on the internet
.This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth ( comments). Comments are welcome on either post.
|Tumblerpocalype all the way http://cesperanza.tumblr.com/post/180721322260/just-wanted-to-say-thank-you-for-the-message-of
My autocorrect says "tumpblerpocalypse" should be "impermissible." Hah.
Quote from Lim in the above link:
"our network, fandom, is itself a huge resource that we have, because networks themselves have power in distributed systems!Right! This is exactly it. I have a foot in both worlds b/c of RL (meshnet stuff) and it’s honestly whiplash to go from distributed computing and decentralised web stuff where they are wading through tools and software and approaches and ideas but don’t have the networks (the largest p2p search engine has like, 600 peer operators, approximately the size of an abandoned tumblr about the sock choices of Bucky Barnes) and fandom where the #1 concern is how to cope with the avalanche of content and people and sheer BYTES and ACTIVITY we produce. It’s like, fandom is constantly making these posts going ‘but what are we going to do with all this GOLD? We just can’t DEAL with this amount of GOLD. THIS GOLD IS A GODDAMN ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD.’
I need another computer-based icon.
Also interesting: State of the Migration: On fannish archival catastrophes, and what happens next
Plus this chain on limblogs our network, fandom, is itself a huge resource that we have, because networks themselves have power in distributed systems!
(Which is part of the other discussion that I've linked above.)This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth ( comments). Comments are welcome on either post.
|Tuesday, December 4th, 2018|
|I bask in the warm glow of nostalgia
Someone dug this Google Cache of the talk below up and posted it around and I remember having lived through the dissolution of Delicious and fandom running to Pinboard. (Remember when it was del.icio.us? Oh boy, back in the day.)
As I also remember Strikethrough. (I haven't used my strikethrough tag in forever.) Plus the slow death of Geocities. MySpace. Usenet. Etc. Fuck, I'm old.
This presentation below explains why, no matter how much of a trash fire fandom can be or how terrible my life is, or how busy or not-actively fandomy about things I am, I will always work to be a part of fandom and will occasionally dig a post about a show out of my brain or throw out a drabble or something. I love fandom.Fan is A Tool-Using Animal
(It's my busy season, I haaaaaaate my busy season.)
Relatedly: If You See Something, Save Something – 6 Ways to Save Pages In the Wayback Machine
ETA: Also, apparently Dreamwidth has Mobility as a style option
for mobile browsing. I'm going to set it up later this week and see how it works. (I can always go back to my current style if I want to.)This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth ( comments). Comments are welcome on either post.