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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
4:19 pm
Drive-By: No Toasty Bottoms
Comfort viewing coming soon to PBS: The Great Finnish Rake-Off. Only you can prevent forest fires!
Monday, November 12th, 2018
10:16 am
Florida/Georgia Recount Actions
C&P from Indivisible:


Even though the election ended Tuesday, votes in key races across the country are still being counted. And the races for Florida Senate, Florida Governor, and Georgia Governor aren’t over yet.

Trump and his administration are working double-time to silence crucial votes, and we can’t let that happen now, or ever. We need to be sure that all ballots that were cast, including all vote-by-mail and provisional ballots, are counted. And volunteers are needed ASAP in these efforts.
Here’s how you can help.

It only takes a few minutes to sign up to make a difference in these crucial elections. No matter where you live, you can sign up to volunteer for Georgia ballot counts. Here’s the info:

What: Make calls to voters in Georgia to make sure their vote is counted!
Where: Wherever you are! You just need a computer and a phone to start making calls
When: TODAY! Monday, November 12 until 9:00pm ET
RSVP: Sign up here to make calls here and find detailed instructions here if you don’t have a login for OpenVPB (we promise, it’s easy!)

If you live in or near Florida, your support is needed there as well! Don’t live nearby? Forward this email to someone you know in Florida or a surrounding state, or share on Facebook or Twitter:

What: Volunteer for the Florida recount efforts (organizing, operations, data, and other skills needed!)
Where: Across the state of Florida
When: Wednesday, November 14 through Sunday, November 19, multiple shifts per day
RSVP: Sign up to volunteer with the Nelson for Senate campaign here

We need all hands on deck to make sure every vote is counted in these crucial races. So if you can, please sign up to volunteer. And forward this email to friends and family who may be able to volunteer in the coming days!

Together, we’ll make sure #EveryVoteCounts!

In solidarity,
The Indivisible Team
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
11:04 am
B7 ficlet: Landslide
Re-posted from the ffa "100 words" prompt of Elections. Why, yes, I am just off to go vote...in the pouring rain. Speshul newsy icon instead of default icon!

Trooper Gurvan raised his right hand, and waved it in the air, waiting for the thin strip of black to set. Outside the barracks, the rain hammered down. He wondered if that would mean it would take longer. It rained 280 days a year in this crapsack planet.

From the smell of nail varnish in the sanitary area, he assumed that, while troopers were selected not to be great minds, they thought alike in this respect. Instead of hauling arse over to the polling place and having a fingernail marked to show that they had voted (no corruption here, no ma'am!), they just saved the trip.

Certainly they wouldn't risk a re-assignment to a planet rich in slime and lasers to vote for the fools who stuck their heads above the parapet to run as opposition candidates. Once, on a bet, Trooper Zajurek had written in his own name for Justice Machine Arbitrator. No one had seen him around for a while.

Tomorrow morning, after the polls closed and the absentee ballots were tallied, there would be an assembly to announce the record turn-out and the election results. Although not suspenseful, at least it would be indoors.
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
7:15 pm
Possibly Against Protocol
On fail_fandom_anon there are prompt threads labeled "100 words". One of the prompts in the current post is "room where you have to have sex to escape." I'm breaching my own anonymity but I'm pleased with the way this turned out. It's Blakes7, A/V. For those who weren't on Freedom City, "esky" is New Zealand parlance for a picnic cooler, hence a nickname for Vila's toolbox.

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Monday, October 15th, 2018
9:37 pm
Drive By: Hearing Things
If it weren't that it's the Senate that Advises and Consents to the president, the Kavanaugh hearings would be the (Anita) Hill Haunting of the House...
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
9:21 am
Drive-By: We Could Use a Laugh
Inspired by a FailFandomAnon thread about The Good Place, where we were glad to see that, in a S3 flashback, Dance Dance Resolution was actually *good*--and Jason's choreography was excellent. I remarked that it was much more likely that, instead of Jason bringing 30 dancers when there were only supposed to be 8, that he would recruit 30 dancers and have only 8 show up for the performance. So, on the fly, he would re-choreograph so they kept exiting and running around (perhaps with a change of hat or rearranging their costumes) to create the impression of more dancers.

...which, in turn, made me fantasize about a S1 episode where Jason puts together a routine for the Neighborhood Talent Show version of Ya Think Ya Can Dance? Ya Basic! where he cheerfully fails to notice that his line-up of Team Cockroach, Michael, Trevor, and Vicky is actually torturing him. ("You have to go out there a...dead person! And come back a...dead person that's a star! Or a star that's a dead person! Also, Eleanor and Tahani, try to be the same height so you match. Also, Chidi, when you get to freestyle your solo break, you have to do something, you can't just stand there. But if you collapse all crying and stuff, that's OK too but at least try to do some spins.") Even when The Judge and Mindy tell him that he's on the Cold Burrito Train.
Sunday, October 7th, 2018
1:13 pm
Drive-By: Late at Night I Toss and I Turn
Where have all the good men gone, and where are all the gods?

Srsly would like a vid but am not sure if RBG counts as a "street-wise Hercules" and Warren is...kinda more on a white paper than a fiery steed. Kamala Harris is one of the Spandexiest of current politicians tho.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
12:49 pm
Drive-By: Bada-bing!
Now that they've cut down the corporate name at Dunkin' Donuts, I propose that the new slogan be "Who would have thought the old man had so much coffee in him?"

Everybody's talking about Kavanaugh's nomination, for which the sacrament I prefer isn't Confirmation, it's Extreme Unction. Not exactly a sacrament, but I'll take Exorcism too.
Saturday, August 11th, 2018
2:17 pm
Naomi Novik Reading in Jersey City Sept 12
NYC area people: Naomi Novik will be doing a reading of Spinning Silver at the WORD bookstore in Jersey City on September 12 at 7:30 pm.

The bookstore is half a block from the Grove Street PATH station, which can be reached from either the World Trade Center or 33rd Street PATH lines. You can use a MetroCard for PATH fares.
Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
1:49 pm
B7 ficlet: Madness...Takes Its Toll (G)

For the B7friday prompt "crossovers," inspired by something I said on FFA.
Monday, July 2nd, 2018
9:37 am
Lawyers and Collars Toolkit
The organization Lawyers and Collars has a 12-page voter education and protection toolkit athttp://lawyersandcollars.org/. In this crowd I have to point out that the collars in question are clerical collars--it's an umbrella organization for faith-based organizations working with lawyers to protect vulnerable voters against voter suppression, intimidation, and harassment. The kit identifies key steps as: 1. making sure all congregants are registered to vote; 2. telling congregants about dates/polling places/updated voter ID requirements; 3. preaching about the importance of voting; 4. having clergy and congregational leaders at the polls, in conjunction with lawyers; 5. if possible, providing transportation to the polls.
Thursday, May 24th, 2018
2:06 pm
Tagline for DC99: "Cool motive, still Mueller"
Hamlet's hashtag: #Doanylivesmatter?
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
2:27 pm
Intobar Fic
Here's my Intoabar fic--UnREAL/The Good Place, G. I posted it twice to Intoabar and once to the A03 collection, but either it's still in the moderation queue for Intoabar or it disappeared twice:

Saturday, April 14th, 2018
9:57 am
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
4:00 pm
Drive-By: Texts from the Gooderation
I lack the graphicfu to do it myself, but from the latest episode of The Good Place:

"I took the form of a 45-year-old white man for a reason. I can only fail up"--with a portrait of Og.

"Any time I had a problem, I threw a Molotov cocktail, and boom, I had a different problem"--Dayna with the bomb she pulled from hammerspace. She and Jason would get on like, so to speak, a house on fire.

PS--The Last Yeti: abominable Star Wars movie.
Thursday, January 4th, 2018
7:09 pm
Drive-By: Which Spelling?
Yay, The Good Place is back tonight! Since I don't have a TV, I'll have to wait until tomorrow to watch.

If, say, hypothetically a person were writing a Good Place/B7 crossover, should it be called Mr. Roj's Neighborhood or Neighbourhood? And is a Major Canon Death warning necessary in a fic where *everybody* is ex officio dead? "Canon Levels of Deadness"?
Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
5:12 pm
Drive-By: Thank You, Awesome People!
Lyrstzha and princessofgeeks: thank you for the lovely cards. I did not send cards because I suck although you are awesome. I hope you have a wonderful 2018.
3:57 pm
Drive-By: GoodTide
I'm much too lazy to actually write the fic, but more on the subject of Yuletide in the Good Place:

1. Tahani, those dentists fool nobody.

2. Despite the ban on RD(ead)PF, Eleanor/Tahani is the most popular pairing this year.

3. Vicky mods _coal.

4. The Bad Place now has a sanction to replace the Penis Flattener: betaing for Jason.

5. It is impossible to distinguish Eleanor's ATG Star Wars fics from her ATG SGA fics from her ATG Sentinel fics, and her ridiculous MarySue swoops in in the last chapter and saves everybody's ass. Then lots of threesomes.

6. Stop whining, you didn't put "no biting" in your DNWs, and ODAO.
Monday, December 25th, 2017
12:03 pm
Drive-By: No Doxx
I was just playing Cupcake 2048 and it occurred to me that the Least Fun Ever Had By a Human would be Chidi doing Yuletide. And he would always find a typo right after the absolute last posting deadline.

Which, in turn led me to think that, although we're not supposed to link up fannish and RL identities...it must have been Michael who dreamed up Yuletide.
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
9:12 pm
Drive-By: Neologism
I was wondering if there's a term for when you get rid of a pair of pants because you can put them on or take them off without opening the button and zipper. I settled on "Lautrec". But then that made me think of LauTrek: Belle Epoque, where they go to interstellar brothels and make posters. Boldly going where many, many men have gone before.
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