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As the cold approaches, I decided that I wanted a hat that would go with the rainbow scarf that I favor*, but would be a little less over-the-top than that sequined thing I made last spring. Heh. I also wanted to try two-color brioche, so . . .



First, I really wanted something with a blue butterfly (but again, less over-the-top) so I was looking for a stitch that would suggest flowers, without being too lumpy or whatever. This stitch is called Dandelion. Doesn't really look like flowers, but no stitch really does! I liked it, it worked for me. Glued an applique on, good to go!

Then, I had a vision for the two-color brioche, to have the rainbow fade its way up the hat, being in the background of the charcoal grey. I used this pattern as the basis. I tried to measure to figure out how many rows of each color to make it fit me, but I overshot a bit, it's a little too big, both around and long. But I have a weird shaped head, it's narrow. I might go back and add a ribbed band to cinch the bottom in a bit. I really love the stripy look of the stitch, it's kind of a slow process, though.




* It may not explicitly be a pride flag, but it's the only scarf I've worn since the monsters were inaugurated last January. It just feels right.

Five Reasons Why YA

Oct. 16th, 2017 12:29 am
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Posted by Kim Falconer

Mermaid's Secret by Michael Parkes

Show of hands, how many of you adult readers enjoy YA (Young Adult) books?

STATS
It surprised me to learn that over 55% of YA readers are over eighteen. Of that 55%, most are actually over thirty. There are good reasons for this, which I'll get to in a moment, but to start, you might like to watch a brief history of how the YA genre got started.







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Oct. 15th, 2017 09:47 pm
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NAME: Marina

AGE: 2017 minus 1985

INTERESTS & HOBBIES: video games (old school stuff, like Super Nintendo, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Nintendo DS, even some newer stuff like Nintendo 3DS), anything Metroid, old school Final Fantasy (like before FF7), survival horror games (early Resident Evil, Haunting Ground), I'm obsessed with purses (Coach, Vera Bradley), animals (omfg I LOVE DOGS!), books (though I have too many in my possession that I've yet to read), mathematics!! (I love all the calculi), science, anything that is the color pink, purple, or electric blue (my favorite), credit/finances (I've been in banking for 7 years), college (if I were rich, I would go back to school in a heartbeat for the rest of my life because I love learning!), languages (I'm a native speaker of Spanish and briefly tried my hand at learning Mandarin Chinese), music (I have played piano for many decades. I can read and write music. I've composed music. More than anything, I love listening to modern music that I like and playing it on the piano by ear!)
Honestly, you can head on over to my profile and view my interests if you'd like a better idea.

LOOKING FOR: People who are active and who have been on DW for a long while now. Preferably over the age of 21, though I'm not terribly picky as long as you're over the age of 18.

ANYTHING ELSE?: Not interested in drug use of any kind. Listen, I go to a lot of raves and music festivals often because I like having fun like anyone else. But I do it mostly sober, 'cause honestly? Fuck drugs. I hate what it does to people. If you do it, cool, but it's definitely not my cup of tea. I'm also not particularly interested in reading about religion or politics. Or rather, I'll read about it passively to learn more about it, but don't come to me looking for a debate or argument. Don't try to recruit me or convince me any which way. I'm not about that. If you need to know, before adding me- I'm an irreligious Deist who is against organized religion but still believes in a god or higher power (and karma) as well as anything backed by SCIENCE. I'm a disgruntled millennial who hated Trump but didn't like Hillary, because I was definitely Feeling the Bern, and now I'm disappointed that I can't buy a house because of avocado toast, and yes Global Warming is fucking real. So now that that's out of the way, you can make your own decision on whether or not we'll butt heads or get along. But to be honest, I rarely discuss any politics or religion in my journal. Usually I write about work, friends, or other personal life events. I pretty much treat my journal like a personal diary. But be forewarned: I curse. A LOT. Because I'm honest, blunt, and passionate. To quote, "I do not spew profanities. I enunciate them clearly, like a fucking lady."

ALSO KNOWN AS: Well, I was on LiveJournal from 2002 until recently, but I hate them and won't accept their new ToS. So that's that. RIP LJ. I joined DreamWidth back in 2010 and never looked back! I'm very happy here with my friends, and look forward to meeting new ones!

Obligatory picture here:

Meme from stolen from [profile] ami_ven

Oct. 15th, 2017 07:42 pm
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Tattoos: *counts* 7 so far and I know I want at least 3 or 4 more.
I have a: bloody pentacle on my upper left arm; 'hope' on my inner upper left arm (just above the elbow) in the style of Raintown's Hope In Trouble Times album; a little red heart on my outer left wrist; blue stars on both inner wrists; the home glyph from Stargate on my outer right wrist; 'love' on my inner upper right arm - mirrors the hope one and is in Emma Steven' handwriting
Surgeries: I had a something on my knee when I was younger to deepen the groove my kneecap runs in. It didnt work and I have a scar that looks like a noughts and crosses game!
Broken bones: fractured and dislocated right knee, disrupted right collar bone, broken left wrist, broken left little finger way too many times
Shot a gun: Yup.
Quit a job: A couple, yes.
Flown on a plane: Yup, about five or six times
100+miles in car: Well. Yeah. I mean, hi, I regularly drive like 280 miles to Glasgow to see Raintown
Gone zip lining: Nope, I don't want to
Watched someone give birth: Nope, and I really hope not to
Watched someone dying: Sadly, so. Both my parents :(
Ridden in an ambulance: Three times, I believe
Been to…
Canada: yup, went to Vancouver
Europe: Hi, I live here. I've also been to Ireland, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria, Denmark and Cyprus
Washington D.C: No, but I'd like to
Florida: Yup, I went to Orlando in 2002
Colorado: Nope
Mexico: Nope
Las Vegas: Yup. About 5 times..
Sang karaoke: Yeah, a couple times
Had a pet: I've nearly always had one until I moved into this place
Been downhill skiing: Nope
Gone snowboarding: Nope
Ability to read music: I used to be able to but I've not done so in about 20 years so I doubt I can
Rode a motorcycle: Only on the back
Rode a horse: nope
Stayed in a hospital: A couple times, yes. I was in hospital for months after I was born, for a couple days after the operation on my knee when I was 16, and then a couple days the other year for an upper intestinal infection
Driven a stick shift: Yup
Ride in Police Car: Yup - but I used to WORK for them so...
Driven a Boat: Nope
Eaten Escargot: Nope
Seen a UFO: Nope
Been on a Cruise: Nope
Run out of Gas: Just the once - and it was in a rental car so I didn't know how far I could push it.
Eat Sushi: Are you not aware of my love for Yo! Sushi?
Seen a Ghost: A few times, yes.
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Posted by SUAdministrator

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Today is the day we announce the winner of the Supernatural Underground giveaway for Julie E Czerneda's blog tour — whom we've just loved having as our guest here on the SU!

And thank you all for joining in the fun with a comment. :-) To remind you, the giveaway (#1) is:

(i)  a hardcover copy of Julie's new-out To Guard Against The Dark and


(ii) a mass-market paperback of This Gulf of

New to Dreamwidth (ex-LJer)

Oct. 11th, 2017 11:14 pm
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So, I joined DW about a month ago after being on LJ and various other websites since 2000 (!). I've been getting back into the habit of writing privately, but I'm starting to miss the social aspects of online journalling, so...here we go.

NAME: Simone

AGE: 29

INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Singing, playing piano and autoharp, krav maga, trying to become more like Brienne of Tarth, cross-stitching rude words and passive-aggressive slogans, progressive Judaism (I'm an atheist but it's complicated), going to concerts/gigs/operas, attempting to learn German, radical feminism, asexual visibility, online roleplay (Pokemon).

LOOKING FOR: Anyone who is interested in adding me based on this inadequate but possibly-too-lengthy summary post. I don't expect comments on every entry, tit-for-tat, or comments for the sake of commenting. I'd prefer to be added because you think we could get along. I'm not super active and not always the best reader/commenter in the world. I will try my best, and will usually comment if I have something to add, but if you'd prefer someone who will comment on every entry (and especially if you're very active) you may not want to add me.

NOT INTERESTED IN: Twitter feed dumps. Fanfic journals. Misogyny, anti-semitism, racism, etc. Since I'm aromantic and asexual and childfree, I probably won't be able to connect much with blogs that are mainly about crushes, dating, relationships, marriage, bringing up kids, etc. I don't mind, but it might make me less likely to comment.

I WRITE ABOUT: Day-to-day life, maybe some memes/quizzes/etc that people can steal (expect increasingly sarcastic and ridiculous answers, especially if I get bored halfway through). Probably nothing political or controversial until/unless I get comfortable, but I might sometimes post about current affairs (I live in England, for context) and musings about whatever's on my mind.

ANYTHING ELSE?: I'm on the autistic spectrum and have a history of depression and anxiety, but I don't tend to write about those things. I live alone, I have a full-time job that I love, and a cat whom I also love. Most of my hobbies revolve around music. I have a singing teacher, with whom I'm working towards exams, and I recently got into an opera company. I'm part of a Jewish prayer band, although we're not that active right now. I'm also trying to build up some experience as a solo performer.

Music: A mix of "classical" (well, more Romantic-era...ask me about my favourite composers...), opera, symphonic metal (Nightwish are my all-time favourite band), dark cabaret, industrial, movie/game soundtracks, musical theatre, swing (1920s - 50s), electro-swing...mostly big and epic stuff, but I also like a cheesy pop playlist on a dreary morning. There's not much I won't listen to.

Movies/TV: Marvel and DC movies, some horror and sci-fi, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc. Not hugely into TV but currently up to date with Outlander, American Horror Story, Supernatural, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. I also enjoy Bobs Burgers.

Other stuff: Portal, Pokemon, FFVII, the Civilization game series, Welcome to Night Vale, Cards Against Humanity, surrealism, tattoos, vintage aesthetics.

Also known as: Some of my friends think I'm GLaDOS. I'm not confirming or denying.

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Oct. 10th, 2017 09:00 pm
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"I hope he gets the kind of church coffee that relies on faith to make one scant teaspoonful of cheap instant serve thirty members of the congregation."  - [personal profile] sillymouse 

Context is non-believers culturally appropriating churches for nebulous reasons
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Cover Reveal ~ FIRE & BONE

Oct. 9th, 2017 09:32 pm
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Posted by Rachel A. Marks

There's nothing quite as exciting (and nerve-wracking) for an author, once your book is in the hands of a publisher, than waiting to see the shiny artwork going on your baby book. I'm not quite sure I'll ever get used to the feeling!

Today, I get to show the world the face of my next adventure...








In just a sec...that's not it.

This new series I've been embarking on is full of magic and

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Oct. 9th, 2017 04:42 pm
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NAME: Qiu
AGE: 25
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Hinduism, food, video games, comic books, wicca, paganism, poetry, writing, reading, science fiction, fantasy, feminism, eastern culture, music.
LOOKING FOR: Anybody
ANYTHING ELSE?: I posted here before. a long time ago, now i am looking for new friends If your a Pagan witch or a hindu that would be a bonus.
ALSO KNOWN AS: [livejournal.com profile] firewater_fairy Link your other journals if you'd like.

Well.. hello thar...

Oct. 9th, 2017 01:05 pm
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Name: Samantha Josephine, but call me Sam. Every one does.

Location on this planet we call Earth: Newmarket, Canada 


Likes: The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, the 90's X-Files, Supernatural, post mortem photography, blogging, anything weird and unexplainable, my own photography on FB. Dr. Who (the 11th dr is dead sexy... I love to play Pokemon, and the Sims. :)

Fandoms (if any): Harry Potter, Supernatural, the Walking Dead,
What my username means and why I chose it: Some say that Latin is a dead language but not me. I love it. My un means ugly dead cat. And the reason I chose it is bc I'm a strange wild woman. Like I said, I like the weird and wonderful.

What I'm looking for: People who update their blogs, I b log a lot through out the day and I am a serial commenter. I love interacting with other people through their entries. I like some fandoms but no MLP. 
Pic of me: here

Sam

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"So, fellow ambassadors, where should we designate as the capital, bearing in mind the long history and proud traditions many of our members have and taking into account--"

"The humans will screw anyone, won't they?"

"Um...well...well, yes."

"Earth. If it's not going to be my homeworld, at least make it one where the natives are up for some fun."


As Spock would surely say, the context is only logical, Captain.

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