Luftwaffe ace flies in Spitfire

Jun. 28th, 2017 02:16 am
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German pilot Hugo Broch took to the skies over Kent to achieve a long-held ambition.
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Oh god I didn't know it was possible to be this wet without actually wading into a body of water.

what a time to be alive

Jun. 27th, 2017 06:11 pm
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*walks in late* Hello, new neighbours! Please be my friend! Wait, don't leave!

Name: Mer/waketosleep (my old LJ was stripedpetunia)
Age: 29 (for three years now)
Location: Canada
Tumblr/Goodreads/IG/etc: IG is alarmingllamas and a great place to see pointless photos of my cat; I'm active on twitter as @alarmallama and my AO3 handle is waketosleep.

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I'm a cis bi woman going into my second year of law school, because my last career decision was very regrettable, and I was diagnosed with ADHD a year and a half ago so that's been an exciting combination. I've been writing in fandom for ~15 years but between the ADHD and the law school and how much of your life can be swallowed up by trying to pay bills, I don't write as often as I used to. My other interests include TV shows, knitting and crochet, the CFL (I'm a Stamps fan), Canadian politics, cola bottle gummy candy, linguistics (that's the bachelor's degree--syntax and SLA what uppp) and video games, but of course that list is far from exhaustive because my interest is easily captured by new and shiny things. I'm on tenterhooks waiting to see who the new Chief Justice of the SCC will be (I'm hoping Justice Abella). That's what law school does to you; don't go to law school.

Top 5 Fandoms:
When it comes to creative contributions such as fic, in no specific order:
- Star Wars
- GenKill
- Marvel
- Star Trek AOS -- I'm not super engaged with this fandom anymore but I think it's the one I'm most associated with, fic-wise
- Mass Effect

I am enthusiastic and will talk your face off about a lot of other TV/games/books/etc, but my actual online fandom engagement is more limited to the above things and whatever else I've written fic for in the last 3-4 years.

I mostly post about: I've been on DW since it launched and spurred one of the first major LJ emigrations but haven't posted much since Tumblr killed journaling and my circle turned to crickets. I'd like to try and get back into it. Expect AO3 shares of new fic I write and random posts about whatever media I'm watching, with less frequent, slightly more personal posts about things like life updates/craft projects/complaining about law school and law students and the law. Some of those I lock, depending on their content. I'm also open to discussing my adventures with ADHD.

My last three posts were about: *checks* ...A Star Wars fic, a Six of Crows fic and a roundup of good things that happened to me in 2016.

How often do you post? How about commenting? I've never been a daily poster but I'm going to try to up the ante from twice a year. I'll set a goal for weekly. I respond to comments on my posts and I like to comment on your posts when I have something to say. Comment-thread conversations are one of the things I miss most about journaling.

Teenage immigrant

Jun. 28th, 2017 12:10 am
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For Canada's 150th anniversary, we're sharing the stories of those who immigrated to the country. Aimee Beboso arrived with her family in Ontario when she was just 13.
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The Chinese artist makes 176 portraits of activists and political prisoners using thousands of Lego bricks in new installation.

More Asian, less religious

Jun. 27th, 2017 05:30 pm
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The country is becoming more Asian and less religious, the latest national survey shows.
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Donald Trump has broken a recent tradition of hosting a White House dinner to mark the end of Ramadan.

Behind the mask

Jun. 27th, 2017 09:22 pm
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A photography project which shows women wearing a cow mask has gone viral in India.
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The actor's death following a battle with lung cancer will "leave a huge void", his family says.
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A police officer in Ohio had to chase his own patrol car after it began rolling away during a traffic stop.
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In defiant TV speech, Michel Temer says the charge is baseless and an assault on his dignity.
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A police officer in Ohio had to chase his own patrol car after it began rolling away during a traffic stop.
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A new survey shows seismic shift in world perception of the US and President Trump. But do Americans even care?

This Week in Fandom, Volume 54

Jun. 27th, 2017 03:21 pm
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This Week in Fandom

This Week in Fandom: Harry Potter's 20th anniversary, a legal victory for fair use, an academic survey on fanfiction, and more:


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