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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Subject:Cool! I've been nominated
Time:6:26 pm.
at the Sunnydale Memorial Fiction Awards for "Best Quickie Fic" for She'd never marry that rotten Humperdinck.

(When I saw the message I thought it would be for "..." or "Both". Maybe I underestimate the power of schmoop and Princess Bride references. *g*)

Thanks so much to whoever nominated me!
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Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Subject:Fic recs from SB_Fag_Ends:
Time:11:10 pm.
Mood: relieved.
Rest In Peace by shapinglight. (Sad but sweet.)

Mother Said I Never Should by brutti_ma_buoni. (A little cuteness. So to speak.)

Grass-fed Is Always Greener by rahirah. (Recipes in comments!)
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Friday, November 28th, 2014

Subject:A newbie tries to guess personalities from a Buffy (S2) promo pic.
Time:11:45 pm.

[H]e looks kind of like a prick and if he isnt he should make a better first impression OKAY. maybe he is really secretly nice but it is so secret that only maybe his mom and bathrobe woman [Dru] know.

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Friday, October 31st, 2014

Subject:My fics for the Zombie Stompathon at S/B Fag Ends.
Time:3:11 pm.
In case you didn't know, sb_fag_ends has been running a challenge this week leading up to Hallowe'en -- all Edgar Allen Poe prompts. I wrote nine (9!) short Spike/Buffy ficlets in a week... and I'm gonna come in a distant seventh in points. Holy fuck!

I haven't even begun to have read all the entries yet, but based on the ones I have, I highly recommend checking them out. Here are mine:

Comments of all sorts (including concrit) are welcome on the fics or here. Thanks to everybody who played!

(For a longer seasonal fic, see my S7 Hallowe'en fic.)

Happy Hallowe'en/Hop Tu Naa/Blessed Samhain!
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Friday, October 10th, 2014

Subject:Fic Rec:
Time:12:59 pm.
"aftershock" by kswritten.

A "Helpless" AU with Buffy, Dawn, Joyce, and Faith. I won't spoil; it's short, go read it.

P.S. -- We get all feministy and meta-y in comments, too. If you're into that sort of thing. *g*
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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Subject:What I'm reading Wednesday
Time:2:02 pm.
Just finished: The Sixth Extinction, non-fiction by Elizabeth Kolbert, about evolution, extinctions, and humans' role in the latter. Well written, sad, quietly damning. Highly recommended.

Reading now: A Fighting Chance, non-fiction by Elizabeth Warren. It's a combination of an autobiography and Warren's perspective, (as a researcher, then regulator, then would-be senator), on bankruptcy, sub-prime lending, and the economy. Warren comes off as likable and relatable, if admittedly sometimes naive, but the vocabulary and explanations seem somewhat simplified for a general audience. Which, granted, might be a good thing for many readers. Including, at times, me.

Reading next: Maybe The Eyre Affair, a novel by Jasper Fforde, or Dog Songs, poems by Mary Oliver.

Or I might dive back into some of my Buddhism texts or class notes from college, where I took a bunch of academic classes on Eastern religions. (I've been asked to read some Pema Chodron, but if I'm gonna bother to re-acquaint myself with Buddhism, I'd rather not start with the marketed-to-Americans stuff. It's... not really the same.)
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Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Subject:Buffy funny
Time:1:09 pm.
Mood: amused.
The recap was just so-so, fine, whatever, but the fan art at 4:21 made me cackle with laughter.

I did like The Passion of the Nerd's Why You Should Watch BtVS.

And Ayn Rand's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (As the comments note, in some cases, it's actually kind of an improvement?)
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Monday, September 15th, 2014

Subject:Why They March
Time:3:35 pm.
Why We March.

We march with hope, too. We see a few great examples around the world of how quickly we could make the transition to renewable energy. We know that if there were days this summer when Germany generated nearly 75% of its power from renewable sources of energy, the rest of us could, too -- especially in poorer nations around the equator that desperately need more energy. And we know that labor-intensive renewables would provide far more jobs than capital-intensive coal, gas, and oil.


We march because Exxon spends $100 million every day looking for more hydrocarbons, even though scientists tell us we already have far more in our reserves than we can safely burn. We march for those too weak from dengue fever and malaria to make the journey. We march because California has lost 63 trillion gallons of groundwater to the fierce drought that won’t end...

To answer the final question (why anybody wouldn't), well, I would, but my health does not allow it.

Anybody who can go, I hope you do.
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Subject:I love Emma Thompson.
Time:7:31 pm.
Emma Thompson travels to the Arctic with Greenpeace.

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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Subject:Favorite Things meme taken from Tammy:
Time:6:17 pm.
Ask me about a 'favourite thing' - it can be as broad (my favourite album) or as specific (my favourite example of a certain type of pairing) as you like - and I will try to answer in the comments.
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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Subject:Yay! And, awww.
Time:3:14 pm.

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Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Subject:Germany vs. Brazil
Time:11:54 pm.
Highlights... ;)Collapse )

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Friday, November 1st, 2013

Subject:Fic announcement: "The Twenty-Second Flavor" and "Convertible"
Time:12:48 am.
Mood: satisfied.
My seasonal_spuffy contributions this year were two short ficlets:

The Twenty-Second Flavor, (mild angst and gratuitous literary references), and

Convertible (juvenile humor and schmoop).

(If you're looking for something appropriate to the day, three years ago I wrote an untitled Hallowe'en fic about basement!Spike.)
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Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Subject:A sweet and dear lady has passed away.
Time:8:44 pm.
Mood: sad.
We'll miss you, louise39.
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Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Subject:From Valerie's sister
Time:7:37 pm.
talula728: The Valerie Lewis Memorial Award for Excellence in Creative Writing:

As a tribute, we have set up The Valerie Lewis Memorial Award for Excellence in Creative Writing. In this way, her life's work and her influence on her students can continue. Checks can be made out to Mercy College, memo: Valerie Lewis Memorial Award and mailed to Mercy College, English Program, English Program, c/o Frances Biscoglio, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. This information will be in her obituary but I have had so many people asking if there's something they can and so wanted to get this information out there. I am so proud of my sister for always doing the work she loved and teaching with the same enthusiasm and uniqueness of her character. She never gave up on a student and she was always so excited when they made progress and began to share her love for writing. I know this award can never replace her impact on future students, but I hope in some small way it keeps her influence in this world. Please pass this on to others as you can.

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Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Subject:via txvoodoo...
Time:4:28 pm.
A blind, deaf, rescue dachshund with three legs saves his family from a fire.
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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Subject:Seasonal Spuffy Sign-Ups...
Time:6:32 pm.
run through tomorrow (the 18th) at midnight GMT.

(Is fun. You play.)
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Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Subject:Re: the opening to the Brazil-Mexico men's soccer final...
Time:5:37 pm.
You go, little boy in a wheelchair. (Your hair is awesome.)

Also, you go, tall girl in a hijab. (I cannot tell what your hair looks like.)
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Subject:Fic: Hidden Talents
Time:8:00 pm.
Heya! Here's my Seasonal Spuffy entry for this season. :)

Hidden Talents

By: caia
Rating: PG
Standard disclaimer: The characters aren't mine, just the story.
Summary: Buffy is a woman of hidden talents. Deliberately hidden, in some cases.
Feedback: Craved in all weathers.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Subject:In belated honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Time:3:03 pm.
(as I was without computer access yesterday): The full "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam" sermon by Dr. King:

You've undoubtedly seen and heard quotations from this speech, especially, "The arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice"; but it's worth listening to in its entirety. (It's 40+ minutes, so, when you have the time.) Other than the names and numbers, it's all too similar to events of the last decade.

(I would have linked a transcript, too, but a few Googles didn't turn one up.)
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