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So we all know LJ is slowly dying. The US side, anyway. The Russian/Cyrillic side is booming. Point is while I don't think LJ will shut down, I don't want to lose what I've posted. I imported into Dreamwidth (I know, I know, years behind the curve) but will pretty much use it as a crosspost/back up. I'll still be reading my friends list regularly. Unless LJ keeps having these DDoS attacks.
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Still not confident enough to debut it, but usually by now I've gotten frustrated and scrapped the whole thing.

Also has anyone checked out AO3? I have an invite coming, but what's the difference between it and FF.N?
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I think I've finally put my finger on what bugs me so much about the Big Fandom News. Star Wars has always been, for better or for worse, outside the Hollywood establishment. Now it's part of the Hollywood proper that Lucas spent so much of his career distancing himself from. There is potential for good as we saw with The Muppets -- another franchise outside the Hollywood box. I don't know about y'all, but I thought the last film was closer to Jim Henson's vision than anything else produced after his death. Singing frogs and pigs are Disney's milieux, though, and Henson was in talks to sell The Muppets to Disney before his death in part for that reason.

There's also my general irritation about Disney acquiring yet another independent piece of my childhood and their growing monopoly. Along with owning ABC, ESPN, The Muppets, Marvel, and a whole host of other properties I'm too lazy to look up right now they practically write copyright law for Congress (with ample help from the Gershwin estate). I feel like George Lucas sold the Rebels out to the Empire. I doubt I'd be happy about him selling it to anyone, but the fact that it's Disney annoys the !@#$ out of me. Where's an anti-trust law when you need one...
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Joe texted me last night and said Sandy was about to kick ass in his area. He asked me to give Sue lots of hugs and kisses from him, but please don't tell her Daddy's in the hurricane. I delivered, but now I'm seeing pictures all over FB that are freaking me out and wonder if I should have told her anyway.

Really worried about him. And you too, [livejournal.com profile] yanksfan. The Great Power Outage is a blip compared to this. At least then you got to drink it up if I recall correctly.
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Tonight, for the first time ever, I donated to a presidential campaign.

I hope this doesn't jinx things.
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Stolen Valor Act overturned 6-3.
Affordable Care Act upheld 6-3 correction: 5-4. I got the news from a Facebook friend and her source was incorrect -- but not CNNcorrect. :p
News Corp splitting into two companies.

It is fucking Liberal Christmas come early and I hope it doesn't bite us in the ass in November.
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Bad Day blindsided me. I hate Bad Days.
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And naturally because I even THOUGHT of doing something nice for myself I hit a pothole on the way home tonight and have a funny sound in my front driver wheel.
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Because I have to entertain [livejournal.com profile] emmy_roo when she's sleep deprived.

Class is in session! )
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For the past 2 1/2 years you've been a very psychotic yet loving cat. I believe that's the very definition of cat. I wish you and my parents got along better so that you could stay, but they pay the bills and therefore make the rules around here so I have to take you back to the Humane Society. They don't not want you, but Dad's allergic and he suffered as long as he could and Mom never got over the loss of our last cat and didn't want anymore pets at all. I'd hoped you would win her over but that didn't happen. Sue, well, she does love even when she's hitting you but when you disappeared for a week she didn't even notice. And if you have to go it needs to be now while she won't completely remember you. Joe wishes he could move you up with him but cost-prohibition aside he can't have pets where he is and there's no guarantee he'll be allowed to have pets when he gets his own place.

I hope your next family will be able to do better by you. I hope you're adopted by people who will scratch behind your ears every time you demand and give you endless treats and don't have pre-schoolers who think hitting cats with sand shovels is funny no matter how much trouble they get in for it and will keep you till you go dig in the great litter box in the sky.

I'm sorry we couldn't be that for you.

I really hate myself right now.
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Because there would have been some angry posts that are moot now.

He has an offer to stay with a friend in Minnesota -- a good established friend, not the "friend" type person in Texas. He just has to find a way up there. Someone is looking into their frequent flyer miles to see if they can help him up there. I told him if that didn't come through I might could help him with a bus ticket. I'd have to borrow the money from my parents and pay them back when I get paid Monday...and it would be the bulk of my paycheck...but it would mean I'm not spending my time worried about him getting hurt on the street, that he won't be sleeping in whatever place he can find and not be chased off by either the cops or other homeless people. And as painful as it will be for him to say goodbye to Sue again, he's finally realized being homeless near Sue isn't healthy for either of them. Do you know what our little girl said? Monday my mother asked her if she saw Daddy, and she said, "Yes, Dada sad." That broke my heart.

Minnesota doesn't come with anymore guarantees than Texas did, but it's one of the few viable options he has right now. I hope he makes it work for him.
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Sue watched Wonderpets today. If I hear "the phone is ringing" or "this is serious" one more time....
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[Error: unknown template qotd]As any good band geek, I had my first name and instrument embroidered on my letter jacket. One of my non-band classmates thought "Laura Flute" was my actual name and it sorta stuck. I chose it as my LJ name because it was already my internet handle at large. Unless I was on SW boards.
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We went to see some of Joe's relatives today that live outside Atlanta. While I'm sure SC drivers have a rep all to themselves, Georgia drivers are fricking MANIACAL. Really, what part of me slowing down and putting my turn signal on says "No, I don't need to get over one lane. Please continue to drive at the same rate of speed and keep me blocked in." And if one more person cuts me off or stops short on me I will unleash the full amount of my road rage on them.
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Sue correctly identified cow, chicken, egg, flowers, kitten, star, circle, blue, and yellow in one of her books. Most of these things we haven't actively taught her. She's just picked them up. I am SO proud of her!
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My baby's 2 today.

I'm so happy, but I want to cry at the same time.
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The best part of midnight? Getting kisses from Sue. Last day of having a one-year old....

Fic help

Dec. 30th, 2009 11:41 pm
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Does anyone know if there is an HTML version of Forty Days to Bespin somewhere on the net? The only copies I can find are PDF and I can't download them on my phone.
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Happy belated birthday, [livejournal.com profile] sue_parsons! May you have many more happy days ahead of you.
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