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Mar. 16th, 2013 12:14 pm
ranuel: (Heian Touya Akira)
LJ has updated again? Well let's try this out.

Click for clothes, art, and fic )
ETA:
Wow, it actually works better this time.

Links!

Feb. 17th, 2013 06:34 pm
ranuel: (Mini Me)
First a word from our sponsor rant

WHY DO THEY KEEP "UPDATING" MY SOCIAL MEDIA SITES TO MAKE THEM HARDER TO USE????

/ahem/

Seriously. I haven't posted here in a month and I came in to find that it's different and I'm not seeing how it's in ways that fix previous problems. I've stopped posting to Tumblr since their last update made it too frustrating to deal with. When my queue runs out that's the last I'm reblogging there until the next update at least. I'll probably still post a link back here when I post because that's not as hard as doing a whole post but I was really loving Tumblr. :(

So, assuming I can get the page break to work clicky for many and varied links of goodness

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ranuel: (Mini Me)
Happy Saturday! I've spent the morning in bed with the laptop and I totally earned that with the way it's been at work lately. I figure everyone could use some cheering up/distracting today so have some links
Have some links )
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Yesterday I ordered my first Smart Phone. It will get here Tuesday and even though I've resisted getting one for years I'm finding I'm really excited about playing with it. IT at work is making noises about blocking streaming audio again and if I can't listen to music on Pandora or old radio shows on YouTube I might commit work place violence.

After looking at the options it didn't make sense to get an iPod that would stream audio when I was illegible for a free phone upgrade. Plus, I've had a lot more things added to my duties in the last several months that require me to be in a given place at a given time and I can't always rely on being at my desk for Outlook to remind me.
Avengers, Sherlock, Good Omens, Spirited Away, Mythology, and a small bit of the real world behind the cut. )
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Yesterday I ordered my first Smart Phone. It will get here Tuesday and even though I've resisted getting one for years I'm finding I'm really excited about playing with it. IT at work is making noises about blocking streaming audio again and if I can't listen to music on Pandora or old radio shows on YouTube I might commit work place violence.

After looking at the options it didn't make sense to get an iPod that would stream audio when I was illegible for a free phone upgrade. Plus, I've had a lot more things added to my duties in the last several months that require me to be in a given place at a given time and I can't always rely on being at my desk for Outlook to remind me.

Avengers, Sherlock, Good Omens, Spirited Away, Mythology, and a small bit of the real world behind the cut. )
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It's been a good week for cool stuff but I realized that I had stuff in email, chat, and tumblr that wasn't making its way here so have some linkspam:

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This is the final final edit I hope. I've been trying to get this posted with all links and formatting working for 2 hours.  Tip: Don't use the automatic crosspost feature at Dreamwidth anymore  if you mirror there. Since the last LJ update the HTML will not survive the trip without a gltich.
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It's been a good week for cool stuff but I realized that I had stuff in email, chat, and tumblr that wasn't making it's way here so have some linkspam: 

Sorry there's no cut but for some reason when I put in the cut it made the middle third of the post disappear entirely and I couldn't figure out how to fix the html.

Click here to see my Tumblr main page and scroll through this first batch or use the following individual links:

Oracle addresses the DC Comics Reboot

Supergirl's new costume.

Youko and Kuronue Poker Face by Yon-Kitty

Beefcake!

I "Liked" this:

The Batman is generally a solitary creature


Cute Thor

Other stuff not posted elsewhere:

Via[livejournal.com profile] christinam33  on chat and The Onion  Al Qaeda on US Infrastructure

Hiei cosplay

Kuronue cosplay


Zardra's "Punk Faery" at DA

Great Quote:

After Alfred's literary hero, Jeeves, the most famous butler in fiction is probably Stevens in Remains of the Day. Alfred remembered fondly that book's account of an unflappable butler serving in India, who interrupts his master's tea to report a rabid tiger has entered the house and rests beneath the dining room table. The butler calmly asks permission to use a particular weapon, after which the guests hear three gunshots. The butler returns to refresh the teapot and reports "Dinner will be served at the usual time, milord, and I am pleased to say there will be no discernable traces of the recent occurrence by that time."

Perhaps it was the gift for dignified understatement that put Alfred more in mind of Stevens than Jeeves at this particular moment. Or perhaps it was that Stevens' duties brought him into contact with Nazis and Nazi collaborators, while the worst Jeeves had to contend with were chaps called Tuppy Glossop and Gussie Finknottle.

"There is a matter in the library requiring your attention, sir," Alfred announced soberly. Bruce turned from his place where Signora Rinaldi was measuring counter space for a demonstration on olive pressing, and Alfred continued. "Your immediate attention, sir."

Assuming this was yet another of the endless preparations for the festival, Bruce entered the library with a distracted air, totally unprepared for the sight that would greet him. The transition to Batman was instantaneous as his brain registered it - the Joker! - sitting in an easy chair - feet up on an endtable - balancing a leather-bound volume of Emily Dickenson poems on his chin.

From Cat Tales #15 Something Old by Chris Dee. The entire series can be found here.

Fanfiction Downloader has updated and now does more formats. Also, works better with the latest FF.Net site update.

Elizabeth Warren trounces class warfare meme (Video)

Draw a stickman and have adventures! 


25 Historically Important Photos. Includes the first color photograph but also a couple of disturbing images of hanging and war.

A Moment of WTF: Found this in a summary at FF.Net: 
 "I need OC's for my fanfic Family Means Everything, I will only except 10 characters related to the Marvel characters so get your character in fast."
Rage inducing look at the DC Reboot's redesign of Starfire and what they're saying to women.

And to get you in a better mood: 
When the Lights Come On Again by[personal profile] seanchai & [personal profile] elspethdixonThanks so much[livejournal.com profile] jojo_kun for helping me find this!
Summary: Aliens have invaded earth, and the Avengers are scattered. While Steve leads the resistance, Tony once again finds himself playing captive scientist. In the midst of a violent alien regime, separated by seemingly insurmountable boundaries, Steve and Tony have nothing to keep themselves going but each other.

Steve and Tony are separated for most of this but there's a nice fluffy pay off at the end. Really great characterizations and a gripping story. Better than a lot of canon stuff.

In addition to helping me find stories Jojo has been busy doing Steve/Tony art. Yum! 

Kiss the Sky


Room with a View (NSFW)




ranuel: (OMG Magic)

http://www.japaneselifestyle.com.au/


I can almost guarantee that if you haven't read the rest of this post your first reaction upon clicking that link will be to think I've lost my mind. The big ads for hot Japanese girls and hotels give it a particularly tabloid trashy look. What could be of interest here?

Quite a lot actually once your eyes adjust and you can focus on the text. Here you will find links to dozens of articles on just about everything Japanese, many of which are illustrated. Some are better than others, and most are drawn from other sources, but there is a lot of good information here.

Do you want to know how the Japanese celebrate Christmas? What a wedding kimono looks like? What is the climate like? Need a map of the country or of a particular city?

Here you go.
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ranuel: (OMG Magic)
http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/buddhism.shtml

Mark Schumacher has degrees in Japanese and Chinese studies and has lived in Japan since 1992. His focus is on Japanese Buddhist art and this site is the sister site to his online store. The entries are primarily his notes on the art and the stories behind it and under each heading you will find much repetition of the same information as he copies in things he has learned from new sources. However, the organization of the site with an alphabetical index in the sidebar allows the visitor to quickly find what she is looking for and the information is presented in a way that is understandable to the layman. It is presented in a dry textbook style that can cause a bit of eyelid drooping in longer entries but the huge number of illustrations keep it interesting.  Many of the pictures have been taken by Schumacher or are of things that he has personally viewed.

It's not rare for historians or archaeologists to differ on the interpretation of the known facts about something and I particularly like that when sources differ Schumacher will present both theories and the reasoning behind them. He is also open to input from his readers and updates the site regularly.
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