Monthly Archives: January 2013

Why Not to do a PhD

From liv on Dreamwidth: The gateway into this life is a PhD, and the PhD system is deeply, deeply fucked up when it isn’t actively abusive. Doing a PhD will break you. It’s pretty much designed to break you. Yes, even you, you who are … Continue reading

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The Up-Goer 5 Car for Carrying People Who Make Music

The idea of the meme making the rounds these days is to use the Up-Goer 5 Text editor to describe one’s job, i.e. using the 1,000 most commonly used words in the English Language. I am a doctor: not the … Continue reading

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Fanfic: A Complex Problem pt 3

A Complex Problem Fandom: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy) Rating: General Audiences No Archive Warnings Apply Category: F/F (genderswap. With secondary M/F) Characters: Peggy Blakeney, Marguerite St. Just, Armand St. Just, Andrew Ffoulkes, Suzanne de Tournay A Yuletide gift for croik Being the part of … Continue reading

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Debi Watches Arrow (sydht!) 1.10: Trust but Verify

IT’S A DIGGLE-CENTRIC EPISODE. Diggle remains close enough to being awesome that it excites me, but still doesn’t quite manage to make past “whatever Ollie tells me too.” But there is some insight into his character that might explain this, … Continue reading

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Life Mask – Emma Donoghue

Content Note: homophobia, social exclusion. I picked up Life Mask because I wanted historical lesbian romance. What I actually got was historical lesbian drama, which is not quite the same thing, and the not getting what I expected threw me off … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Modern Technology

I am having a spate of leaving things in places, because sometimes my brain does that. (Yeah, yeah, it’s a flare up of ADD, and that’s indicative of stress/depression and I should probably be doing stuff about that. But still.) Like … Continue reading

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Fanfic: A Complex Problem (pt 2)

A Complex Problem Fandom: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy) Rating: General Audiences No Archive Warnings Apply Category: F/F (genderswap. With secondary M/F) Characters: Peggy Blakeney, Marguerite St. Just, Armand St. Just, Andrew Ffoulkes, Suzanne de Tournay A Yuletide gift for croik Being the part of … Continue reading

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Debi Watches Arrow (sydht!) 1.10: Burned

So I have a job on Thursday afternoons, now. Which means my time to watch and recap Arrow is sort of limited, on account of me not being the kind of blogger who will sacrifice sleep or anything else for the … Continue reading

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So much for me being a DC girl.

Welp, DC, I hope you’re happy. As of right now, my regular comics pull-list contains more Marvel comics than DC. Given how much I adore those DC girls, you can understand how weird it feels. It’s basically the fault of … Continue reading

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Christmas Knitting

I took a break this Christmas! I decided not to try and rush knitted presents for the niblings (making it the first time in all four years Abby did not get a hand knitted present from me), supposedly in order … Continue reading

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