dragonyphoenix: Blackadder looking at scraps of paper, saying "It could use a beta" (blackadder)
Memorial Day songs seem to fall into two categories. The first, older, more my mother’s generation than ours, has a woman singing to Uncle Sam that she knows her fella’s got a patriotic duty but that she wants him to come back from the war. The second basically follows this format: war, trauma, trauma, trauma forever.

Why are there no songs with war, trauma, home, maybe therapy, and yes pain from the past but life’s good now?



Borderline

May. 27th, 2016 05:32 pm
dragonyphoenix: (blue flower)
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Appropriately, and coincidentally, I’m reading Mishell Baker’s Borderline, a novel set in our world but containing mythical and fairy tale creatures, which is told from the point of view of a character who’s been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Some of the points the character makes, about handling the condition, resonate with things my therapist taught me during the two and a half years of therapy I took to treat depression. Also, the author writes about mental health on her blog. I believe she knows whereof she speaks. The writing’s good too. I’m just shy of 100 pages in, and it’s a great read so far.

Safer

May. 25th, 2016 06:55 pm
dragonyphoenix: Blackadder looking at scraps of paper, saying "It could use a beta" (blackadder)
[personal profile] lizcommotion wanted a Dr. Who fic where River ran off with the Tardis, but only temporarily, and rescued people. I don't think this was quite what she was going for and I haven't watched a whole lot of Dr. Who and it's been ages since I've seen Torchwood so the voices might be off.

My Transformative Work Policy is over on my profile at AO3.
Safer )

femslash

May. 22nd, 2016 12:31 am
dragonyphoenix: Francine from Strangers in Paradise (Francine)
Okay, Liz and Maram, I found a Willow/Tara story which is AU. There are no demons. Tara writes poetry. Erotic poetry. Not sure why I thought of you two ... What Could Have Been *grin*



dragonyphoenix: (Evil!Binky)
“Actually he’s about to go on holiday. Kill him when he gets back. Let’s not be unreasonable.” - quote from Dr. Who, Series 7, episode where people’s minds are being drawn into the Internet

Avtec (company’s out of business so I don’t mind mentioning it by name) started out as a great job. There were always different things to do, challenging but not out of my reach. Toward the end, after the company had started failing financially, it became went seriously dysfunctional.

So, my manager, Dan, was due do go on vacation with his wife and kids. The owner had planned to lay off Dan the day before Dan left for vacation but Chris, who worked offsite and didn’t come into the main office that day, was schedule to be laid off with Dan. So, instead of laying them off separately, they waited until Dan got back from vacation and then laid the both of them off.

I could never decide which was worse, to lay him off before and mess up his vacation or to lay him off after, once he’d spent all that money on vacation. Sucks either way.
dragonyphoenix: (raven)
I'm watching Dr. Who: the 7th series. It's not terrible. I actually liked the trip to Narnia. I even enjoyed the Dalek episode even if I don't know when they started having human minions. But they've pretty much always been an enigma. When we first met them, they'd lived in a toxic wasteland for so long they couldn't survive anywhere that wasn't radioactive, and now look at them, wandering all about the universe, not at all concerned about the non-radioactiveness of it all.

Quote!

May. 17th, 2016 12:50 am
dragonyphoenix: (Morticia)

"Poetry led me by the hand out of madness." - Anne Sexton

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