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Monday, 23 October 2017 19:40
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Well, the weekend didn't go that badly. The dishes got cleared out of the sink, now I just need to remember to either make sure the boy cycles them through or I do tonight, and a bunch of other things got picked up. I did a bunch of background on some necessary shit and have a better idea of what other background I need to do on other shit.

But then I woke up this morning to a friend having a psychiatric emergency and needing a wellness check, cat vomit on my coffee table and keys, and pouring rain all over the place elsewhere. The vague saving grace here is that I did wake up early enough to get some exercise done even with my knees (both of them now, what fun) being wonky. Plus then I got to work and the first part of the morning was at least quiet enough that I got some important background writing done as far as White Noise goes. The rest of the day at work was a bit of a chaotic spree of things flying everywhere, but the first part of the day was fine!

Tomorrow's going to be even worse ugh why. At least the filing got done so papers aren't spilling out of everywhere anymore.

I think I have to give in and admit that if I was going to do Inktober I would have needed to be a lot more attentive to daily drawings a lot earlier on. I got two done and then got behind and then got further behind and it's just absurd at this point. I might just pick up from today's prompt and do the last week or so, though. It'd be relaxing after today. Tomorrow's going to be even worse. Wednesday I have no idea if I'm going to go to capoeira or not, I guess we'll see how tired I am? There is going to be so much shit to do tomorrow. I am so damn glad this isn't on top of Nanowrimo or any other ridic deadline. I already have a stress fever as it is, I'm pretty sure.

Anyway it's only till the end of the week. And then things can get back to normal ish, capoeira and work and writing only, well, Nanowrimo, so the house might get into a bit of a state, but so it goes. One bit at a time. Although given the kindle disaster of the other day I might consider getting a new kindle now while they're on sale, that would be a nice treat for after the fiber fair. If I can manage it with a small dentist bill (relatively small, for regular cleaning and x-rays). Meh.

FMK white hetero historical dramas

Monday, 23 October 2017 21:26
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I was thinking about an FMK (to make it less violent, but keep the acronym, you can think of it as fuck / marry / kick-out-that-door): the Megan Follows / Jonathan Crombie Anne of Green Gables, the BBC Pride and Prejudice, and ... oh I need something to fill out the pattern, so let's say Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

(For me it's probably K: Pride and Prejudice, F: Miss Fisher's, M: Anne.)

Lucky Patcher or Freedom

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:49
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Posted by /u/WolfeeLol

First off: Whenever i try installing lucky patcher from aptoid, the only legitimate site i've found to store lucky patcher on, it says the package has been corrupted. I've installed freedom before, set my time to russian and it didn't work. Any help?

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Posted by /u/havikryan

Yesterday I received a strange error when I opened notepad. It said that my copy of windows was not genuine, even though I had not lately made any configuration changes or installed any new programs. I simply looked for my product key, typed it in, and boom it worked fine! (again) I havent had any issues with this in 6 months of having my computer. Now suddenly again today out of nowhere, I open notepad and Im suddenly getting errors again! Its an easy fix to just type my product key in, but its super annoying!

Is there any way to block MS or Windows from communicating with my computer? I dont want it checking every day to see if my Windows is genuine and me getting this problem.

I have already tried disabling almost every Windows Service including Firewall, Update, Defender along with SPP (Software Protection Policy) and BITS (Background intelligent Transfer service)

Just looking for ways to block out the constant forced windows updates and pings really. All help is appreciated!

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South park fractured but whole black screen

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:40
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Posted by /u/lil_diddle

Every Time I launch the game and get to the "press Enter" part it goes black and I don't know how to fix it. I've looked up a bunch of fixes including pressing alt enter or going into the settings file and changing the resolution to my computer's but none of it is working. It worked when I installed it and launched it the first time but I closed and reopened it and it started doing this. Any advice or help? It still plays the menu music in the black screen but that's it.

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I have a a question about steam api stuff

Monday, 23 October 2017 23:57
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Posted by /u/Eissentam

okay so i have a friend on steam, lets call him x, x has an illegit steam game. (and an actual account)yet no steam api, once you open that exe it redirects you to steam store page. This is just background knowledge heres the fun part: x grabbed an existing steam api from one of x's other games and it had an attached appid file, you can change that to whatever you want apparently it changes the game steam thinks your playing. the game will launch and function normally. he came at me on discord with TONS of questions, however im not very savvy on this side of the internet so i shall forward them to you much more 'in touch' people. what is going on here? what information is in the Steamapi dll file and is there anything x should know before if x actually uses this? will he get banned?

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:29
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Posted by languagehat

Bridget Gleeson writes for BBC Travel about a subject close to my heart: the characteristic local slang of Buenos Aires called lunfardo (whose name Wikipedia says is “from the Italian lumbardo or inhabitant of Lombardy in the local dialect”). She says that when the Argentine police first heard it, they assumed that it was “a sort of criminal jargon”:

But according to Oscar Conde, an Argentinian professor who’s written two books on the subject, the cops were wrong.

“The birth of lunfardo is not related with criminality,” Conde writes, “but with European immigration to Argentina between 1880 and the beginning of World War I.” During those years, four million people, mostly Italians and Spaniards, arrived in Buenos Aires. The city became, as Conde puts it, “a real-life Babel”.

In Buenos Aires at the turn of the 20th Century, Italian words were quickly adopted into everyday speech, sometimes with slight modifications. The Italian word femmina (woman), for instance, was shortened to mina; fiacco (laziness) became fiaca. Similarly, bacán (of or relating to the good life), biaba (hair dye or perfume) and laburar (to work) all have a basis in Italian.

José Gobello, 20th-Century Argentinian writer and founder of the Academia Porteña del Lunfardo, a non-profit institution dedicated to the study of colloquial speech in Argentina, suggested that pibe (Fermin’s nickname for his friends) comes from the Italian word pivello, meaning ‘youngster’ or ‘novice’, or perhaps from pive, a word in the Genoese dialect that means ‘apprentice’.

Spanish wordplay – particularly vesre, a form of language modification in which the last syllable of a word is moved to the start – also contributed to the development of lunfardo. The word ‘vesre’ itself is a play on the Spanish word revés, meaning reverse. Amigo (friend) became gomía, café (coffee) became feca and leche (milk) became chele.

Gleeson goes on to discuss the history of tango (whose “lyrics were filled with lunfardo”) and provide some great anecdotes; not only the photos but the very word pibe fill me with nostalgia for my years in that great city. Thanks, Trevor!

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Posted by Jeremy Konrad

Teen Titans Go! has gotten some pretty great Pops. They have been releasing the Titans in various disguises and costumes and they have been a treat to find in stores. The Ravens that were exclusive to Toys R Us were especially cool. So this new wave of TTG Pops are for sure going to be joining their earlier counterparts on my shelf.

Teen Titans Go! Funko Pops

The Starfire as Batgirl one is the standout to me here. The green eyes really make the figure standout. Her hair sticking out of the back of the cowl looks great as well. I love these Titans-as-other-people figures so much. Robin as Nightwing is going to be pretty popular as well. We get an exclusive of that one where he has a baby to protect as well at Hot Topic. Robin as Red X also gets two Pops, one a mask-less one exclusive to Books A Million. I actually really like the one with the mask quite a bit.

The Mammoth figure probably has the best sculpt in this wave. The costume looks awesome, and his toothy grin are adorable. Really nice touch with the hair on his arms as well. The hardest one to get a hold of is going to be the Rose Wilson. Not only is it a fan-favorite character, but being a Toys R Us exclusive usually means that finding it on the shelf will be hit or miss. Best bet on that one will be to catch it when they have it listed on the website. The figure itself is amazing, I am so excited to add this one to the collection.

These will be in stores in January of 2018. Hard to believe that we are only three months from now. You can preorder the non-store exclusives right now here.

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Posted by Kaitlyn Booth

Out of all the new characters we’re posed to meet in Thor: Ragnarok Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie is the one that looks the most interesting so far. She’s very different from what we’ve seen in Marvel heroines so far and that was very much intentional. In a new interview with The Independent Thompson talks about working with director Taika Waititi and how they crafted the character.

“With this film they really wanted Ragnarok to really feel like what Ragnarok means, which is the destruction of the old and the birth of the new,” the actress tells the Independent. “It needed to have a filmmaker that feels very singular, you needed to have someone who was going to really shake up the tone. If you look at Taika’s work he’s such an auteur and so funny, his humour is really specific. I’m just happy that Marvel let him make a Taika Waititi-ish Marvel movie.”

Thor: Ragnarok Valkyrie

Thompson went on to say how much she admired Waititi and how his personality really helped elevate the script.

“I think he’s so, so, so talented,” she continues. “They really let his personality shine through and really, he is all over it, because he was such a part of the integral process of us ad-libing, and would throw alternates out. He’s just so funny that he enthused the script with him.”

When it came to crafting the character of Valkyrie Thompson explained that it was very much a group effort between herself and Waititi.

“It was quite collaborative but [Taika] and I got on from the minute we met each other,” the actress explains. “He pitched Valkyrie as sort of the Han Solo over the movie and so I sort of knew the space that she wanted to occupy, and we wanted to subvert any sort of cliches in our portrayal of her. I say ‘ours’ because he was really integral to that.”

A true collaboration between actor and writer is how we get great characters and early review suggest that it has very much paid off in terms of Valkyrie. We need more badass women in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Summary: Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi, stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Idris Elba, and Mark Ruffalo. It will be released on October 24th in the UK and November 3rd in the US.

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Oh Look

Monday, 23 October 2017 21:09
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Also, I'm procrastinating. There are dirty dishes in the kitchen, plus it's garbage/recycling night.

Create Your Own Visited States Map

Yeah, mostly we just drive (or sometimes fly) up and down the U.S. east coast. (This is [personal profile] viridian5's fault - she posted it first.)

Music Monday: Songs of Our Lives Meme

Monday, 23 October 2017 20:51
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2: A song you like with a number in the title:

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad by Meat Loaf

Listen through the last verse for the kicker!

I prithee, gentle mortal, sing again

Monday, 23 October 2017 21:02
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 Lately I’ve been thinking about A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and now I’ve begun wondering just why Titania reconciles to Oberon at the end, except that the plot requires it. I mean, if I had a fight with my husband, and his response was to cast a spell causing me to fall in love with someone else (never mind someone with an ass’s head), then wake me out of it — I’d be even angrier at him.

A glance at AO3 suggests others have asked this question; and a scholarly article on Shakespearean fanfic mentions a piece that was apparently up on fanfiction.net in 2001 that sounds wonderful and sad, but which no longer seems to be there.

(ok really I kind of want Titania to say “wait, the guy with the ass’s head treated me better than you, I’m out of here.”)

oh god why

Monday, 23 October 2017 20:25
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The continuing education tax course I took today needed so much copy-editing.


Like seriously, I spent as much time unraveling terrible sentences as I did translating legalese into either English or math, and there is no universe in which I should be able to truthfully make that statement.

*headdesks ad infinitum*
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1. For Locus, to read:

Walter Jon Williams, QUILLIFER

2. For Locus, to review:

Walter Jon Williams, QUILLIFER

3. For Patreon, to read:

F/F romances

4. For Patreon, to review:

Steven Brust, VALLISTA
F/F romances
Helen S. Wright, A MATTER OF OATHS

5. For Tor.com, to read:

Spencer Ellsworth, SHADOW SUN SEVEN

6. For Tor.com, to review:
Spencer Ellsworth, SHADOW SUN SEVEN


7. Social outings:
- meet gf Tuesday lunch
- meet C. Tuesday @1700
- meet gf Wednesday lunch

8. Exercise
- gym Tuesday if not sick
- gym Wednesday if not sick

9. Emails
- email CT
- email JB, FN, KS

Quick question about adobe CC cracking

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:01
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i followed u/Apodacaac's guide but when i run Photoshop from Creative cloud screen it shows trial ends in 6 days but i don't get a screen that pops up when i run the program, is it cracked properly or should i try again.

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I have turned in
the keys
that were for
my old place

and which
you were probably
I would leave

Kiss my ass
neighbor at 18
so loud
and so pissed
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Posted by Kaitlyn Booth

Mindhunter is one of the best shows to come out this year. Netflix knew it was good; that’s why they renewed it months ago for a second season and for anyone who has finished the first season we are eager for the second season. It turns out we might be getting more than just a second season. In an interview with Screen Rant Holt McCallany, who plays Special Agent Bill Tench in the series, said that David Fincher wants five seasons of this show.


You know I’m in small, you know, supporting parts, peripheral parts. And so it was a big deal for me to be invited back by David in one of the leads. Because you know I believe in his talent, you know, and I know that you know, he wants to do five years of this show. Five seasons of these characters and so I’m hopeful, you know I don’t take anything for granted.

McCallany has been in a lot of Fincher’s work in the past including Fight Club and Alien 3. The response to the first season has been so strong that there is a good chance that Fincher could get his wish of five seasons of Mindhunter. The police procedural needed a shot in the arm and this was absolutely one.

Now if they want to release that second season, like, tomorrow we’d all be okay with that. Seriously with that cliffhanger? Come on.

In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

Mindhunter, created by Joe Penhall, stars Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Hannah Gross, Anna Torv, Sonny Valicenti, and Cotter Smith. It’s streaming to Netflix now.

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Posted by Mary Anne Butler

It’s been a year to the day since David S. Pumpkins first appeared on Saturday Night Live and became truly his own thing.  The “Haunted Elevator” skit was written by Bobby Moynihan, Mikey Day, and Streeter Seidell for inclusion during s42e4 of the NBC series which Tom Hanks hosted.

The sketch has since become a fan favorite for no real apparent reason other than it’s complete and utter ridiculousness.  It’s so pure in it’s homage to the Disneyland ride “Tower of Terror”, and this fabulous ‘oral history’ of the week long production process of creating David S. Pumpkins originally appeared on Vulture:

Streeter Seidell: Last season was electrifying from the get-go with all the political stuff. All of a sudden, there were so many eyes on the show, and it was being talked about like it hadn’t been.

Mikey Day: We were a little overwhelmed.

SS: But then we were all just pumped Tom Hanks was hosting. If you’re our age, you grew up with Tom Hanks. You’re just praying that he’s cool and nice, and then he is, and you’re like, “Oh, thank God.”

MD: He surpasses your greatest expectations of who he is. Any fatigue washed away.

SS: We were happy to not write a political sketch.

 MD: The possibilities were endless. It’s Tom Hanks. I don’t know if we had locked down what we wanted to do yet — we didn’t pitch it on Monday.


Bobby Moynihan: [Our first idea was inspired by] that video with the little Indian fellow dancing around.

MD: The little superstar.

BM: Every time the music stopped, he stopped dancing.

MD: I’m obsessed with the song he’s dancing to: “Holiday Rap” by MC Miker and DJ Sven. There’s a breakdown in the middle.

SS: We first pitched Tom the idea on Tuesday afternoon.

MD: The original way to encapsulate that [song and video] in a sketch was what eventually became “SWAT Recon” with Chris Pine. There’s a SWAT team perched at a window doing reconnaissance, and then in the apartment over, Tom and I are dancing. Tom weighed in that, maybe they are like Dutch brothers.

SS: But he also was like, “fellas, I don’t break dance.” I don’t know why we assumed Tom Hanks would know how to break-dance. That put the kibosh on that. So we just dropped it and wrote a few other things. We wrote one where he’s Frankenstein that I was working on for a good chunk of the night. It was just Mikey and I alone first, talking about the one that eventually became “SWAT Recon.” Then it was tabled for a few hours, and Bobby came in and they started talking about it and I joined in, and everything changed.

MD: Late at night, we were writing, trying to crack a sketch where a couple goes into a haunted house. Different ghouls were going to sing a song, but they were supposed to be scary, like, “I live under the stairs.” Then it could go to three coffins, and we were all three going to be skeletons dancing to the “Holiday Rap” breakdown. We were working on it for a while, but we couldn’t quite crack where it goes after that. We had the first beat, and then we were like, “Okay, we each would come out of a coffin.” Then what?

BM: At one point, after the coffins, we tried it where we would pop out of paintings, out of a clock, and other things in the house.

MD: We can’t quite figure this out, and it’s around 3:30, 4 a.m.

SS: We’re starting to get that stress, ’cause 7 a.m. is when the Today show warms up outside. You start hearing them cheer, and it’s a stress trigger for all the cast and writers here, because you’re like, “Oh no, we have to start finishing something.”

MD: You start kicking into high gear. Sometime around then, we have the idea of “Tower of Terror.” I grew up in Orange County near Disneyland. I don’t know if that ride was around when I was a kid, but I’ve been on it a few times. It’s such a good, adaptable ride for a sketch because the doors open and something occurs, then it shuts, and something else happens.

SS: Our idea was that it was real. It wasn’t a ride. It was a real, haunted elevator.

MD: I think names and suits are funny. Normal names in insane situations and dumb suits are funny. So, I just remember thinking, ‘David Pumpkins. He’s got pumpkins on his suit.’

BM: I remember Mikey being very tired and exasperated, and after a 30-second silence he just went, “What if we just call him David Pumpkins?”

MD: We did a Google search and find out there’s a suit that fits this stupid image, so we start retrofitting the skeletons into the sketch. “He’s surrounded by two skeletons.” And we put them all on a Tower of Terror setup. And we get to put in “Holiday Rap.” So we start writing.

MD: The door’s open, and there’s David Pumpkins. I remember writing, “I’m David Pumpkins,” and then Bobby added the “S” – “David S. Pumpkins.”

BM: Why not? At four o’clock in the morning, you don’t ask questions. You just go, “What should be his first line?” And Mikey goes, “How’s it hanging?” “Great, write it down.”

MD: In the original version, David Pumpkins talks a lot more.

SS: It really emerged as it went on that the joke was the “Any questions?” stuff.

MD: It was always the two people in the elevator freaked out. And lines like “Any questions?” “Yes, several,” were there from the very first draft. But it was all about [the couple’s question]: “Why are they here?”

BM: We tried to explain it a little more in the original draft. There was more trying to get to the bottom of it. Beck [Bennett, who plays the man in the couple] was like, “So are you like the Canadian Freddy Krueger?” We tried to contextualize it a little bit.

MD: There was way more mystery-solving in the first draft on behalf of them.

SS: Bobby was the one who was saying these lines, like, “Do you scare with pumpkins?” And David Pumpkins would be like, “Get a life!”

MD: “How many pumpkins do you use?” And he goes, “Between 10 and 38 pumpkins.”

SS: And then it was, “If I leave a pumpkin on your doorstep, I hate you,” or something.

MD: And it was a lot of, “Are you a ghost?” “You wish!”

SS: “Grow up!” He had a real attitude.

MD: “Do you haunt with pumpkins?”

SS: “One-thousand percent.”

MD: One line we almost kept, which I think is a good encapsulation of David Pumpkins, is, “He’s not part of the known Halloween universe, but he’s acting like he is.”

SS: It might have been just an exercise for us to figure out what it is, and then once we were comfortable with it, we could get rid of it.

MD: At that point, those lines were set to a beat. It was kind of like an early hip-hop rap.

BM: Eventually we realized it was just, “Nope, this guy’s weird and we’re all here onboard.”

SS: And he’s coming from a place of like, “Everyone gets it. Everyone knows who I am and what my deal is.”

BM: He made no sense, but it was supposed to be maddening, and then actually scare you.

SS: It was a mess.

MD: But the — no pun intended — bones were there.

The rest of the write up takes the reader through the rest of the process from inception to reception of the sketch, and you should DEFINITELY read the entire thing if you are a fan of David S. Pumpkins.

Also, don’t forget that we’re getting an animated David S. Pumpkins special for Halloween!


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Posted by Ray Flook

Looks like you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here as CBS is closing-up it’s Zoo for good after three seasons. Produced by CBS Television Studios and based on the 2012 novel of the same name by James Patterson and Michael LedwidgeZoo was an expensive series that was able to survive for three seasons based on an agreement between CBS Television Studios and Netflix. The streaming service agreed to cover a percentage of the cost of the series; and in return, was able to stream the show after its seasons were completed.

But as The Hollywood Reporter first reported, even with a financial safety net the series couldn’t escape the curse of steadily declining ratings: averaging 2.65 million viewers in its third season, which is down from season two’s average of 4.45 million viewers. Looking at the key 18-49 demo, the most recent season finale drew a 0.5 rating: though steady with the season premiere, the rating is actually down from the season two finale rating of 0.7.

zoo cancelled cbs three seasons

Premiering in Summer 2015, CBS described the series as:

ZOO, based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson, is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. In season three, the year is 2027, and the world has reached a tipping point: as the human population continues to dwindle due to the sterility problem, an equally devastating threat rises in the form of “the hybrids,” an army of unstoppable lab-made creatures, hell-bent on destroying mankind. Although the team has become estranged over the past decade, Jackson, Jamie, Abraham, Dariela and Logan are forced to overcome their differences and reunite when they learn that Mitch is alive. As the planet’s future hangs in the balance, the team must race to stop the hybrids and their creator – a shadowy figure with a startling connection to the team’s past.

Starring James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Nora Arnezeder and Billy Burke, Zoo was produced by Jeff Pinkner (Fringe), Josh Appelbaum (Life on Mars), Andre Nemec (Star-Crossed) and Scott Rosenberg (Life on Mars). All four also served as executive producers on the series, along with James Mangold (Walk the Line), Cathy Konrad (Girl, Interrupted), Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout, Steve Bowen and Patterson.

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