marvel - purple barton

Here is a thing that is a thing

So here's this meme what I stole from [personal profile] mific, because it looks hella fun:

[personal profile] resonant said: I went to a conference this fall where instead of saying, "Hello, my name is ..." the name tags said, "Ask me about ..."

I loved that. It was a sustainability conference and that narrowed the options a bit, but there was still a surprising variety. "Ask me about organic eggs." "Ask me about green alleys." "Ask me about saving electricity."

We have a huge range of knowledge and talent here. We pretty much know who can draw and write and pod and vid, but if some of you are experts on octopus intelligence or making eclairs or the works of Jane Austen, I would never know it. I wish we had those name tags here.


So here are my ask me about nametags, and you should proceed to make your own, and we will all know so many things we did not know by the end.

Ask me about...

Making charts for counted cross-stitch

Writing dialogue without making it sound like it came from pod people

Pre-Columbian sacrifice in the Maya area (spoiler alert: it's bullshit)

Tips for attending a (large) con, including costuming, spending, and drinking

Death Valley National Park or Lava Beds National Monument

Richard III (the play and/or the 1995 movie)

Public dungeons and the activities taking place therein

The commodification and reclamation of Southern (US) culture

The concept of language, including uses of the word dialect, why you should never ask a linguist how many languages they speak, and why language and Language are different things

Dedication, or why Sabine quit music and grad school


Your turn! Ask me about these many things, or make your own lists of many things.

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afwiab - a mod walks into a bar

December thing idk

Hello DW/LJ, I am going to do the December posting thing! LBR, there's no chance I can do it on a regular schedule, so just throw prompts at me! Things I post about, things I don't post about, w/e. I will try to do them at some point in the month of December, in no particular order.

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marvel - purple barton

This Is Either a Craft Or Porno: Hand Bondage With Leather

So. I wracked my brain trying to find something to do with leather, and came up with little. Then I desperately mined the Joann's, and came up empty handed. But then an epiphany! Leather cord! But what can I do with it?

Bondage! Collapse )

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marvel - purple barton

Picspam: This Essay Is Not Called "Venus In Furs"*: A Mae West Pictorial

*Mostly because there's a mixture of fur and feathers in this picspam, and due to the quality of the photos and lighting, I can't always determine which one. I also apologize in advance that not all the images have alt text; this is because, except where noted, they are all pictures of Mae West wearing fur. Fill that in.

So today for Kink Bingo, I'd like to talk to you about this bad bitch. Collapse )

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marvel - purple barton

Essay: Why I Collect Cards: I Swear To God This Is A Sensation Play Essay

I go on and off with collecting things, but one of the things I love to collect is card decks. Card decks have a lot of attributes that I find excellent in a collectible- there's an endless variety, they're small, I can be satisfied with cheap ones, and I can play with them to my heart's content. I don't just find them pretty or useful, though prettiness and utility are nice. I like the physical sensation of holding a card, of feeling its surface, of weighing it in my hand. That, to me, is one of the most important things about a deck: the kind of sensation it will produce, and how.

There are a lot of decks I could show you, but I just moved, so everything I own is scattered to the winds. But I keep my tarot decks together and on hand, so let's stick with tarot, shall we? Collapse )

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marvel - purple barton

Here's a meme, I am not dead

Assassins Anonymous is finished! So here is a meme in celebration:

Account created: 2009-12-14
Total stories: 635

Total wordcount: 1081662
Average (mean) wordcount: 1703
Longest story: Nice Place to Visit (42969)
Shortest story: The Expanded Version (94)

Total kudos: 30004
Kudos per story (mean): 47
Story with most kudos:
-cowritten: The Stark Guide to Mission Reports (1127)
-solo: Enough To Go Around (905)

Total comment threads: 2158
Comments threads per story: 3
Story with most comment threads: Marvel One-Shots (90)

Total author subscriptions: 345
Total story subscriptions: 537
Story with most subscriptions: like the ceiling can't hold us (100)

Total bookmarks: 5096
Story with most bookmarks: Enough To Go Around (373)

Stories with no comments or kudos: ahahaha 44. You have to understand, I imported seven years of fic before I started actually using my account. So. All these numbers are really skewed.

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