Jan. 23rd, 2017

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I was scheduled to give blood today, but unfortunately I've been fighting off an almost-cold for the past several days. (It wants to turn into a cold, but I keep getting just enough sleep and eating just well enough that it can't quite get a full foothold and remains at 'mildly annoying sniffle' level.) I figure that even though I'm perfectly functional, there is still enough rhinovirus floating around in my system that I should probably not be donating blood at the moment.

I have rescheduled for a drive on February 2nd. Hopefully that one will go better. *crosses fingers*

(Regularly donating blood is a small and relatively easy way to make the world a better place, incidentally. If you are medically and mentally/emotionally able to do so, please look into blood drives in your area! There are never enough dependable donors.)
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six narcissus and two peppers in terracotta pots on a table; a spider plant hangs in the background . two pepper plants in terracotta pots on a table
1) six narcissus, two peppers (and a spider plant), Monday, 23 January 2017
2) two peppers, Monday, 23 January 2017


a small green pepper plant in a terracotta pot . two small red bell peppers, with human fingers for scale
3) the Lazarus pepper
4) the decapitated pepper


Kitchen table garden update!

The narcissus are, as is the way with flowers, beginning to wilt a little. One of them is also starting to get very floppy about the leaves. Alas! Still, there are some unopened buds and hopefully I will get a few more blossoms before they wither as all things do.

Meanwhile the Lazarus pepper still has that last tiny bud, which has not shriveled and fallen off. It doesn't really look like it's going to bloom, either, but what the heck.

The decapitated pepper is going to get harvested tonight. :) If I am on top of things, it will also get turned into fajita filling tonight, but that part might end up delayed until tomorrow.


[[original Tumblr post, for when the embedded images inevitably break]]
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Hey, if anybody out there speaks Russian, I would like to mention that cygne has translated one of my Hexwood fics into Russian.


Childish Things (7244 words) by Elizabeth Culmer
Fandom: Hexwood - Diana Wynne Jones
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Vierran Guaranty/Mordion Agenos
Characters: Vierran Guaranty, Mordion Agenos, Hume (Hexwood), Yam (Hexwood), Fitela Wolfson
Additional Tags: Child Abuse, Slavery, Friendship/Love, Forests, Games, Heartwrenching, Heartwarming

Summary: Three games Vierran played with Mordion over the years.


Here is a link to the Russian translation. :)
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[tumblr.com profile] madamehardy said: Ooh! Homestuck, Dirk, Roxy, cuddle. It's the post-Sburb world, and there are too many people all the time, and only Dirk and Roxy want to flee screaming to a (pair of) faraway mountains. Bring back the blissful solitude of the post-apocalypse.

Note: Not compliant with the credits snapchats, because reasons. :) (2,700 words)

[ETA: The slightly revised final version is now up on AO3!]

Some Little Talk a While of Me and Thee )

It's still a little disjointed, I think, but whatever. I win. \o/

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