Oct. 16th, 2017 06:25 pm
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Arrrrrgh, so Ruby's orthotics appointment at PMH will not come up until next July.

I feel a strongly worded letter to the Minister of Health coming up.

Also, can anyone recommend a good, cheapish orthopedics place? The quotes from the private providers recommended by PMH were all around $500 and I was really thinking more like $100.


Oct. 14th, 2017 07:50 pm
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I missed the Yuletide sign up.


Oct. 11th, 2017 04:29 pm
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We’ve just listened to the audio tape of *Wind in the Willows*. I had completely forgotten one entire plot line. I remembered Ratty and Mole on the river, messing about in boats under idyllic skies. I had forgotten all about Toad’s manic adventures, essentially all the plot.


Oct. 11th, 2017 03:58 pm
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The word straight is the longest one syllable word I can think of in English. Are there any with more than eight letters?


Oct. 9th, 2017 06:21 pm
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Sometimes I think that we may have a few too many medical issues….

Last week we met with a new paed about Ruby and he went through the list he had summarised from her file. NF1, coeliac disease, late to walk, weak hands, and dust mite allergies.

I had no recollection of her being tested for dust mite allergies. Looking at my blank face he was all, so shall I assume no action has been taken to improve this severe allergy?

Me: I am so sorry – I don’t even remember her being tested. But she has so many tests…

Him: Oh, wait a minute, nope, this isn’t her file.

Me: Really, is there another little girl with the same symptoms as her?

Him: No, most of the file is hers, just not the dust mite allergy bit which was inserted by mistake. Now, did you have any issues to raise?

Me: This sounds ridiculous, but I am concerned about the dark rings under her eyes and her watering eyes. I was wondering about allergies and whether you could run some tests?

Dear Yuletide Author

Oct. 8th, 2017 01:38 pm
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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Thank you so much for writing a story for me! I've tried to put plenty of information for each fandom, but if you would like to write something completely different please feel free! I am also happy for you to include as many or as few of the nominated characters as you wish. If you're not sure about anything, or want to do a crossover with another fandom and need to check if I know it, just ask my partner [personal profile] st_aurafina.

Things I enjoy: stories about female characters, plot, character interaction, gen fic, slash, femslash, female-centric het, exploring a canon world. I also like OCs as a way to expand the canon universe, so if that's a direction you want to go, that would be great. AUs are awesome – both in the sense of a deviation from canon and a completely different world – as long as they're not mundane AUs. Coffee shop no, superpowered coffee shop yes.

Things I don't enjoy: non-con or rape, non-canon character deaths (canon deaths are fair game), mentor/student, adult/teen or adult/child sexual interaction, zombies, apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic AUs, mundane AUs.

Daredevil (comics) )

Emma Frost (comics) )

Imperial Radch - Ann Leckie )

Wonder Woman (2017) )
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Title: You Got The Love
Fandom: Hidden Figures
Music: Florence + the Machine
Content notes: none
Summary: "You've got the love I need to see me through."
Notes: For [personal profile] cosmic_llin in [community profile] equinox_exchange Autumn 2017.
Download: here (2:48 minutes, 99MB) | subtitle .srt
Also at: Youtube | AO3 | Tumblr

streaming and lyrics under the cut )

Dear Yuletide Writer

Oct. 5th, 2017 05:07 pm
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Hello! Thank you so much for writing me a story in one of these fandoms! I can't wait to see what you come up with, thank you so much in advance.

I am generally a fan of you getting to write the story you want to write, so please, if you have an idea in mind, please feel free to pursue it.

My only major do-not-wants are pregnancy loss and child death. Other than that, I'm not super into stories that center jealousy, though I'm open to some jealousy if they work through it and it isn't treated as romantic. I'm not super into non-con or tons of hurt/comfort.

Just in case you'd like to know what kinds of things I do generally like in stories, in no particular order: character studies, women being friends with one another, queers, queer community, queer people in het relationships, polyamory, sex, porn, kink (nothing is too much for me to read about), shibari, fix-it fic, missing scenes, space AUs, band AUs, werewolf AUs, found family, worldbuilding/exploring a world, adventure, romance, established relationships, communication and trust, gender exploration, explorations of canon grief or sadness, especially if it's bittersweet.

I requested the following fandoms, and I gave a really short bit of info about each one in my signup (reproducing that here):

Scientific Method Universe: I love everyone in this bar! Any combo of characters is great. I love porn but it's not necessary for me to enjoy your story. Major do-not-wants for me are pregnancy loss or heavy hurt/comfort. I love established relationship stories, humor, feelings, sex, edgy kink. I'm not super into stories that center jealousy, though dealing with some jealousy is fine. I admit that the trio (Will, Hugh, and Truman) have my heart, but I'd also be into any story that moves you about the other characters.

Rivers of London: I love gen in this fandom though I also do super love Peter/Nightingale and Peter/Bev (any poly arrangement is also great!). I love mystery stories and humorous hijinks and Peter being endearingly into research and modern community policing outreach. I miss Lesley. My only major trigger is pregnancy loss.

The Divine Cities: This series really got to me, especially the last book. I'd be open to any character explorations of any of these characters (I also love Signe). I love how this series did its worldbuilding, the politics, the great big gaps of unexplored time for the characters' stories. I find the magic fascinating and the difficult decisions made heartbreaking. My only major trigger is pregnancy loss, and I've read all three books.

September Books

Oct. 5th, 2017 07:42 pm
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Elizabeth Peters The Falcon at the Gate 1999
James Herriot Let Sleeping Vets Lie 1973
Ann Thwaite Emily Tennyson: The Poet's Wife 1996
Anna Kyrlova Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front 2010
Clementine Ford Fight Like a Girl 2016
James Herriot Vet in Harness 1974
Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope, Voices from the Women's March 2017
Agatha Christie Murder is Easy 1939
Mary Grant Bruce Timothy in Bushland 1912
JK Rowling Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 2005
Stephen Fry More Fool Me 2014
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The Fictional Mother - Tansy Rayner Roberts
Please Look After This Angel and other winged stories - Tansy Rayner Roberts
Running Through Corridors, Volume 2: The 70s - Rob Shearman and Toby Hadoke
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart - Stephanie Burgis
In Other Lands - Sarah Rees Brennan
The Fifth Elephant - Terry Pratchett
The Sword in the Stone - TH White
Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor: A Matter of Life and Death
The Burning Page - Genevieve Cogman
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet: The People's Revolution
Around India in Eighty Trains - Monisha Rajesh

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart (five stars), In Other Lands (five stars) )

Didn't finish: A Rising Man - Abir Mukherjee )

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Oct. 4th, 2017 02:14 am
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] oursin!