Coronavirus, according to a report from Trevor Bedford, has likely been circulating in Snohomish County for 6 weeks. Sigh.
Part of my childhood – for all your ugly relative needs!
banned for indecency in 1932?
Spent almost the entire day in bed yesterday, had a dizzy spell. Feel fine today.
Throwback Thursday picture:
mOm has consumed by latest little puff pastry of a fan fic story and enjoyed it, so there. I cannot bear touching or looking at UPSUN right now so I won’t. This is a temporary state of affairs.
Lovely walk in the neighbourhood yesterday with Paul; came home and fed him Flower Bread (Balkan style pullapart rolls) and lentil soup, which he removed entirely.
Here’s Helen Branswell on our plague year.
Jesus Fucking Christ, said Jesus Fucking Christ, looking down from heaven at the Korean woman who went to church TWICE AFTER HER DOCTORS TOLD HER TO BE TESTED FOR CORONAVIRUS
Discovery of Witches has been renewed for two more seasons YAH but no release date BOO and of course the whole world will be up in the air as COVID does its thing
Many thanks to Alex for taking me to Hannah Gadsby when her good friend C. couldn’t make it. Told her to make sure Darwin sees “The Compleat Practical Joker” the next time he’s at the fOlks in Victoria.
If you haven’t seen Nanette, her earlier show which took the internet by storm, I’d advise it, but pack tissues.
Funny fandom note; Misha Collins, whose graceful corpus (along with the rest of the Company of Mad Bad Boys in Plaid from Supernatural) has inspired hundreds of thousands of words of smut’n’otherstuff from YersTruly, mentioned yesterday morning on social media that he’d rewatched Nanette with tears rolling down his face and then about two hours later Alex texts with hey wanna see Hannah Gadsby, and I thought ‘that’s interesting, I thought I was going to the Heritage Grill for the Jam tonight but guess not!’
It was a fantastic show. Superlatively intellectual, emotional and FUNNY on all cylinders.
She doesn’t like antivaxxers. SHE ADDRESSED THEM DIRECTLY and it was SOMETHING I ASSURE YOU
Her little rip through art history, much as in the previous show, was fucking hilarious.
Alex and I didn’t spend longer than two minutes at any point during the show without laughing. HARD VERY HARD XQUUEEEEZE ME
Alex and I both contacted each other after the show to ensure we got home.
Went to see a feminist comedian…. yeah
Come As You Are – three disabled guys go on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal with Gabourey Sidibe as the driver. Jeff and I laughed our asses off. It tries to speak to the difficult truths about autonomy and pleasure and love without talking down to disabled people and for the most part succeeds. There are a number of interesting twists on the trope of the magical Black woman, most of which land deftly, but you can tell white people, non disabled. wrote it. Also Jeff called one of the main plot points about thirty seconds into the road trip so full marks for observation. Cried at the end so hard the top of my head nearly caved in, full marks to me for being a drip.
(Several months later read what disabled people said about the movie, and HOO BOY did I drop the ball on not seeing the ableism here….) Please read this.
First Love – Funny, horrifying, over-the-top, stylish and touching all at once, this ensemble bloodbath with a happy ending is utterly worth seeing just for how fast it moves and the clockwork intricacy of the plotting and fight scenes, and for how it casually integrates the cultural differences of the principals into the action. (Chinese gangs vs Japanese cops vs. Yakuza vs. extremely confused but survival-oriented lower-class civilians.) One of the characters is floridly psychotic and hallucinating due to drug toxicity for a good chunk of the movie which just adds to the ‘not knowing what the fuck is going to happen next’ thrill ride of it all.
I’ve added a tag to the song “I’m going to have to ask the smart people to leave”.
AU Castiel with suit and tats
AU Dean Winchester with piercings and tats. Art available on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/JackieDeeArt
I am not a fan of age regressed fan pics for these two actors (Misha Collins and Jensen Ackles) so these pics make me very happy.
So, this morning, Coronavirus. 80k infected and 2.5k dead, approx, as of this date.
Holy shit, the lies and propaganda about COVID-19 on line – I’m doing a skip-dive this am – are horrifying. Once again, there is zero evidence that the Chinese government made the virus. They’d be releasing it in the Uighur camps if that was true, come on dear people think.
Also, apparently abandoned babies are appearing in orphanages because their parents haven’t been paid since January and they’re being evicted – there was a heartwrenching picture with a letter indicating that the parents would be back to collect the kid when they had a home again. ABSOLUTELY no idea if it’s true, but I wouldn’t be surprised.
there are reports of entire families (all over 50 yoa) perishing within a fortnight, also reports that there’s no systematized autopsies of the dead so we’re not getting a clear idea of what aspect of the virus procession through the body is actually killing people which given that it can kill you more than one way, which would affect treatment protocols, is just one more thing that CDCs in the rest of the world are going to have to figure out, because China’s a little busy right now. The ACE2 receptor is the main target in the human body but that means it can attack lungs, organ linings (endothelium), kidneys, blood vessels and the heart. Death by this organism can masquerade as a heart attack or a fatal asthma attack and you won’t know without an autopsy, so current cause of death info is bullshit and we need to poke the Chinese to do better
and to top it all off you’ll be way more susceptible to any lung bug at all for months afterward if you do get it so just imagine the first groups of people who survive COVID-19 only to die from regular flu and how angry their families will be GET YOUR FLU SHOT
Biscotti batch 3 in oven, this will be AWESOME
https://www.chickenscratch.co.uk/shop/the-millennial-prayer is where to buy this AWESOME MERCH PLEASE ensure that Keith sees this I’m sure he’ll be amused this is from @wangleberry on twitter and she lettered this after something her ‘idiot husband’ (WRONG) said.
If Phyllis was still alive I TOTES WOULD GET THIS FOR HER
‘Black people in horror’ mini posters. No Duane Jones (Night of the Living Dead lead) tho.
I got to go swimming with Alex today, and thankful I am to have family close but not too close to cloy
new song called ???
I’m going to have to ask
the smart people to leave
why should you listen to this crap
I’m going to sing some stuff
like you would not believe
You’ve been warned, it’s a trap
Why would you want to listen to anything silly
Like me attempting to sing about an armadillo’s will he, won’t he
I’m going to have to ask
the smart people to leave
and when they do
we’ll all have fun
and then some more
once we’ve begun
the drugs alone
at least a ton
so if the cops show
I was going to do a blast about how I hate everything but I decided to do a gratitude list instead:
Drinking the last of the tea Jeri-Lynn and the concom gave to me for Conflikt. It’s called Berry Juice, and it’s delicious, from Friday Afternoon Teas.
Biscotti is in the oven; I just turned it off and now it will continue to get to that impeccable golden brown which just makes life good.
I am still very very glad I have a weighted blanket and I sleep with it every night unless I’m away from home.
I can have a hot bath or shower any time I want.
I have wonderful friends and family.
I am editing.
the code seems quite permeable
one would think, granted ‘one’, granted ‘thought’
granted conditions for the code to bloom and flex
it was meant to be so
but all roads lead to a god with no persona
and ain’t that a bore
we fill the cracks in the code with sounds
we stuff the space with photons
and it doesn’t matter
we ignored moral philosophy
and the greatest minds on earth
got their nipples licked by capital
and it was all over
This is an amazing on line exhibit…. have fun. 17th C dead letters!
My most recent comment on a fanfic: This is a ridiculous story about a ridiculous situation, and I loved every second of it. – which very accurately describes it. I’m sorry, I grew up reading frothy overwrought romances and I reproduce them without apparent effort.
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