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Friday, December 14th, 2018


ingrid

11:21p
Paradox Central

I have a sudden case of Scriptophobia, which is the fear of writing. I know it's called that because I spent time Googling it.

To avoid writing.

I'm now pretty sure I hate myself.

~*~

I used to argue against representation in mass media for the very reasons Geek Dad outlines here.

Nothing ever changes on this front except for the part where, now, a terrified half-assed nod is considered worthy of All The Backpats and where is our rainbow medal?

Fuck no. I still say nothing is better, but that's a very old, very cranky opinion. Gee, Evil Gays to Dead Gays (which they still LOVE using, as it can be vaguely interpreted as 'how sad' now instead of 'they got what was coming') to Stereotype Queens to Random Background Gays to Epilogue Rando Gay Marriage.

WOW. Like the ad says, you've come a long way, baby. Except where that's total BS.

Also, the fact that lesbian storylines are marginally more acceptable to be fleshed out and goggled at is nothing new or groundbreaking and actually has roots in utter bullshit of a different kind, but sorry, that's none of my business.

As Kermit might say.

~*~

Have a recipe that's surprisingly delicious. No, it's really good for how weird it looks.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Squares

Cute red for Christmas too.


current mood: annoyed

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digitalwave

12:07a
Supernatural 14.09 MP4 & MKV Upload...

Hi guys! I'm getting ready to watch the eppy right after this. I've been trying to maintain my recent streak of getting things uploaded at a decent hour for you. I don't have the AVI yet but I do have the MP4 and MKV versions for you. I'll try to upload the AVI later if I can. Enjoy this tonight, I know we'll have a long Hellitus to get through afterward.

The file's are almost finished uploading. Once they're done, just follow the links below and then click to download.

Supernatural 14.09 The Spear MP4 File

Supernatural 14.09 The Spear MKV File

Sure hope that everyone is doing okay. Miss you all. I promise, I'll do my best to post more tomorrow.

*hugs you hard*

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Thursday, December 13th, 2018


ingrid

5:33p
Amazons Unite!

I usually have no trouble with my Amazon orders arriving intact but one was 'delivered' late last night, as in just the ripped open envelope was thrown on my bottom stairs -- WITH NO EXPENSIVE CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS GIFT COOKIES INSIDE.

Like Sherlock Holmes, I could see where the thief tore open a small corner, could hear their gasp of "PROFIT!", as they took out their envelope breaching weapon of choice before criminally absconding the cookies within.

The Sproglet discovered the crime scene while bringing out the trash, then handed the empty yellow envelope to me with a confused look and it wasn't long before the entire family dissolved into a fit of righteous outrage.

I mean, having the balls to see if my property was actually good enough for you to steal before you took it? Seriously?

And then STEALING MY CHOCOLATE COOKIES? Which, to be totally honest, I wasn't going to give to anyone because I was drunk!Amazoning the night before and thought I wanted some awesome cookies to eat and these looked pretty good, but still.

Amazon very quickly refunded me. (Protip, if you want to get a human being on the Amazon phone system in two seconds, yell "stolen package!" into the recording. It's the magic words.) A nice lady in India also gave me some sympathy which was above and beyond the call of duty as I did rant profusely about the situation, but all she could do was chargeback the credit card. So now I have my money and no cookies.

It's probably better this way.

Except for when that jackass comes back. Because I'm using that money for a Ring security system which I bought tonight.

Try that again, dumb cookie-stealing cockbag.

~*~

Janet Jackson is being installed in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame this year.

Janket Jackson should be in every Hall of Fame ever for creating "Rhythm Nation 1814", period. This is a hill I will die on and can hear no arguments to the contrary. Janet rocks quite hard enough, thank you.

Don't make me slap a punk with Sister Rosetta Tharpe's guitar please.

~*~

Not sure that I mentioned my old ginger cat passed on a year ago and I foster-failed with two kittens I was fostering. They are nowhere near as mellow as the senior cats I've always adopted

I wanted to keep their mother but the kid on the house saw a pair of kittens and that was the end of that. They are a real pair of idiots, these two brothers and today when I hung a cat toy 'mistletoe' for them to play with, they took turns biting each other underneath it.

Biting each other hard. Until there was rolling and howling and hissing and they got a time out.

They are honestly worse than any child I've raised/helped raise. I'm not looking forward to the tree this year, that's all I can say.

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2018


digitalwave

7:06p
Holiday Sale to Help With Medical Bills

Hi guys! Well, it took forever because of stiff hands and Lupus flareups but I've finally got new pieces listed for you. I've got some really nice things that would make great Holiday gifts. Anything I make from this will help us pay down our medical bills from Lee's recent hospital stay.

If you have any questions about size, necklace length, etc, just ask. I've got dimensions on all the jewelry. They're all priced as listed, from $10 and up. If you see anything you'd like, let me know.

As for payment, I don't take Money Orders but I can take cash, credit card or Paypal, whichever you'd prefer. My Paypal addy is bstaton @ iglou.com (without the spaces) for payment. I'll just have to have your zip code to add shipping to the final cost. Sending payment via Friends and Family would be great, too. They take out tons of fees otherwise.

Sales Stuff )

If you could spread the word about my listings, any help would be greatly appreciated. As always, Thanks so much for looking! :)

Barbara

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digitalwave

7:06p
Holiday Sale to Help With Medical Bills

Hi guys! Well, it took forever because of stiff hands and Lupus flareups but I've finally got new pieces listed for you. I've got some really nice things that would make great Holiday gifts. Anything I make from this will help us pay down our medical bills from Lee's recent hospital stay.

If you have any questions about size, necklace length, etc, just ask. I've got dimensions on all the jewelry. They're all priced as listed, from $10 and up. If you see anything you'd like, let me know.

As for payment, I don't take Money Orders but I can take cash, credit card or Paypal, whichever you'd prefer. My Paypal addy is bstaton @ iglou.com (without the spaces) for payment. I'll just have to have your zip code to add shipping to the final cost. Sending payment via Friends and Family would be great, too. They take out tons of fees otherwise.

Sales Stuff )

If you could spread the word about my listings, any help would be greatly appreciated. As always, Thanks so much for looking! :)

Barbara

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2018


ingrid

3:28p
The Fannish Refugee Trail

A snarky nonnie on [community profile] fail_fandomanon referred to Pillowfort as "Dumblr".

Yep. I lol'd.

I set up an account there, but I honestly can't use the site. It's far too unstable, as are the rules. When it settles down, we'll see. Their timing for imploding like this is impeccable though, as in impeccably bad.

But this isn't my first rodeo on the fannish refugee trail. Even if I never did use Tumblr that much.

~*~

I'm also in Twitter here: https://twitter.com/IngridMatthews the place where all my drunken shit-posting goes to die.

Now to go fill some [community profile] fandom_stockings if it kills me. Which, at this late period of life, it probably will. (</i>"They're gifts!" I chant. "You won't be judged that hard. THEY'RE GIFTS, DAMN YOU WRITING BLOCK."</i>


current mood: cold

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2018


digitalwave

7:06p
Holiday Sale to Help With Medical Bills

Hi guys! Well, it took forever because of stiff hands and Lupus flareups but I've finally got new pieces listed for you. I've got some really nice things that would make great Holiday gifts. Anything I make from this will help us pay down our medical bills from Lee's recent hospital stay.

If you have any questions about size, necklace length, etc, just ask. I've got dimensions on all the jewelry. They're all priced as listed, from $10 and up. If you see anything you'd like, let me know.

As for payment, I don't take Money Orders but I can take cash, credit card or Paypal, whichever you'd prefer. My Paypal addy is bstaton @ iglou.com (without the spaces) for payment. I'll just have to have your zip code to add shipping to the final cost. Sending payment via Friends and Family would be great, too. They take out tons of fees otherwise.

Sales Stuff )

If you could spread the word about my listings, any help would be greatly appreciated. As always, Thanks so much for looking! :)

Barbara

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digitalwave

7:06p
Holiday Sale to Help With Medical Bills

Hi guys! Well, it took forever because of stiff hands and Lupus flareups but I've finally got new pieces listed for you. I've got some really nice things that would make great Holiday gifts. Anything I make from this will help us pay down our medical bills from Lee's recent hospital stay.

If you have any questions about size, necklace length, etc, just ask. I've got dimensions on all the jewelry. They're all priced as listed, from $10 and up. If you see anything you'd like, let me know.

As for payment, I don't take Money Orders but I can take cash, credit card or Paypal, whichever you'd prefer. My Paypal addy is bstaton @ iglou.com (without the spaces) for payment. I'll just have to have your zip code to add shipping to the final cost. Sending payment via Friends and Family would be great, too. They take out tons of fees otherwise.

Sales Stuff )

If you could spread the word about my listings, any help would be greatly appreciated. As always, Thanks so much for looking! :)

Barbara

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digitalwave

7:06p
Holiday Sale to Help With Medical Bills

Hi guys! Well, it took forever because of stiff hands and Lupus flareups but I've finally got new pieces listed for you. I've got some really nice things that would make great Holiday gifts. Anything I make from this will help us pay down our medical bills from Lee's recent hospital stay.

If you have any questions about size, necklace length, etc, just ask. I've got dimensions on all the jewelry. They're all priced as listed, from $10 and up. If you see anything you'd like, let me know.

As for payment, I don't take Money Orders but I can take cash, credit card or Paypal, whichever you'd prefer. My Paypal addy is bstaton @ iglou.com (without the spaces) for payment. I'll just have to have your zip code to add shipping to the final cost. Sending payment via Friends and Family would be great, too. They take out tons of fees otherwise.

Sales Stuff )

If you could spread the word about my listings, any help would be greatly appreciated. As always, Thanks so much for looking! :)

Barbara

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ingrid

10:12a
Also Comes In Sober

Drunken shit-posting on Twitter is more fun than I thought, especially when I dig up stuff like this to show off.




The only Etheria princess for me, I say.

~*~

Hey, some [community profile] fandom_stocking stockings are up. I already see some promising stuffs. Now to figure out where the Ao3 collection might be or if there is one. I'm not good at reading entire FAQs at once, which is why I have no idea.

Actually, I usually don't read them until it's too late but we won't talk about that.

~*~

BTW, I'm here on Pillowfort. I'm the one with the swirling circle and nothing else.

https://www.pillowfort.io/ingridmatthews

I don't want to be a Debbie Downer but I have a bad feeling about this place and the poor folks who run it. I don't think they have any idea what they are potentially in for as this long, contentious but ultimately informative thread on [community profile] fail_fandomanon reveals.

But, stranger sites have triumphed over adversity in the past, so who knows?


current mood: devious

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Monday, December 10th, 2018


ingrid

2:06p
Pillowfort Tips

REALLY important Pillowfort tips in this post:

https://skull-bearer.livejournal.com/789692.html

"Hiding NSFW posts is default. Go to Filters & Blacklist to change it.

Your posts not showing up on your feed is default. Go to Filters & Blacklist to change it.

The search function on the Community page doesn’t work well yet. Just type, do not hit enter.

Put some effort into finding an existing community before you create one. I’m already seeing a lot of unnecessary duplicates and those will do nothing but hurt the site at the moment.

Using the Search function for tags works well, but using it to search for communities and users currently does not.

#1 is key. When you first log in and subscribe to a few friends and communities, your Home Feed will be blank until you turn off NSFW. Most seem to be set to NSFW."


I'm going to be honest, the current sluggishness and instability of the site does not give me a lot of confidence that I'll be using it, even though it's a few miles better than Tumblr (threaded replies!) I'm not heartened when I go to change the two simple defaults mentioned here and the site crashes on me ... again.

That being said, I'm known for my relative patience. Relatively .


current mood: curious

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digitalwave

1:50p
My Wish List 2018...

Because of being sick I'm even later than usual posting my list. Like I've said before, seeing the comm active over at Wish List, and seeing people's wishes granted, is such a huge present for me. I made the comm for you guys, to be a help, to maybe spread some joy. It always makes me so happy to see everyone using it.

No matter how hard things get I know I'm blessed. Both by the love of my family and by the amazing friendship and support I get from all of you. I really do love you guys. You keep me sane in my insane world, remind me that I'm never alone, no matter what. I can never, ever thank you guys enough for that. I'll sure keep trying, though. Thanks, for always being here to listen, for offering me your help and hearts. It means more to me than I could ever say and I never, ever, take it for granted.
______________________________________

My WISHLIST )

*hugs*, and thank you, to all of my friends :)

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ingrid

10:37a
The Things I Forget to Remember

I know I've been off the grid, but good gravy, how did I forget to talk about the awesome ...


Miss Sherlock

It's amazing and gets super amazing at the end of the season where even this, the prickliest of Sherlocks, Sara "Sherlock" Shelly Futaba, love their Watson, Dr. Wato Tachibana, more than life, literally.

I only wish I had an easier streaming access link but I had to cobble together each from here and there, although maybe HBO Now has it? Not sure.

Has anyone else seen this yet?

~*~

Scorpia/Catra eating my brain, like two good Horde ladies should. Also, Mermista actually loving crazy-ass Sea Hawk but pretending to be annoyed by him is the joke, folks. She could fling him out to sea with a flick of her finger but ... doesn't.

~*~

Christmas crochet is failing this year. Today would be a good day to at least finish one scarf. Maybe?

HELP ME CRAFT GODS, MAKE MY FINGERS FLY. OR AT LEAST MOVE.


current mood: busy
current music: Christmas music

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Sunday, December 9th, 2018


ingrid

1:15p
Inspiration

Dear Cat,

Biting the soft underside of my arm, which hurts like nothing has hurt before, does not inspire me to pet you more.

Just saying.

~*~

Going to see a local band later today, but only after learning they go on a 4pm, which is Old Lady Rock and Roll time! My days of staying up all night with the band are long gone.

Also, I'm guaranteed a seat. For my bad back.

Don't laugh. I didn't think it would happen to me either.

That being said ... LET'S ROCK! *makes secret devil sign*

~*~

If anyone has any She-Ra, Scorpia recs, hand them over. Gen or otherwise, I'm into anything.


current mood: awake

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Saturday, December 8th, 2018


ingrid

2:33p
Lex Luthor and the Princess of Gay-Ra

Just remembered that I'm also on Twitter here:

https://twitter.com/IngridMatthews

While on there, I discovered how adorable Michael Rosenbaum still is (https://twitter.com/michaelrosenbum). No really, he's just so cute. Is that Smallville nostalgia hitting me? God, I hope not, lol.

Recommending once again, She-Ra and The Princesses of Power. Highly entertaining, surprising depth and a nearly all-female cast. Give it a shot, you won't regret it.

Here on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80179762

There's a Scorpia prompt I wouldn't mind writing on [community profile] thehonorofgrayskull but it's under another writer's offers, so ... I'm hoping they might put up a promptfic post instead of having writers offer and people ask underneath. That way I wouldn't feel as though I'm trespassing. But it's all good, I might butt in anyway if they don't take it up.

And hey, [community profile] fandom_stocking, where is muh stockings to fill? I hear people go through the requests and start filling already but I'm not proactive and organized enough for that. Come on, I wanna write! Slap those babies up there, please.


current mood: cheerful
current music: golf game

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