Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 04:00 am

Posted by Margaret C. Sullivan

On this melancholy day, we remember Jane Austen and present the heartrending letter from her sister, Cassandra Austen, to their niece, Fanny Knight, about Jane’s death. Winchester: Sunday. My dearest Fanny,‚Äč Doubly dear to me now for her dear sake whom we have lost. She did love you most sincerely, and never shall I forget…
Sunday, July 16th, 2017 08:55 pm
So it appears that I'm going to be moving again in about two months. I'll save the whys and wherefores for another time, but in order to clear out things I don't feel like moving, and raise moving funds, I'm holding a virtual garage sale. If you're interested in any of the books of DVDs below, comment or PM me.

Marvel comics, literary criticism, and more. )

I am willing to negotiate on everything except the Stargate DVDs, which I have sentimental attachment to and for some reason am willing to part with, but only if they all go out together. Shipping is free in the US. I will send everything USPS Media Mail. If you're outside of the US, we can probably come to an arrangement.
Friday, July 14th, 2017 05:04 pm
If my brain put half as much effort into important things as it does into figuring out how fictional universes work, I might actually be able to make some progress in life.

Me: What should I do about this housing situation? Should I move or shouldn't I?
My brain: Dunno, but you know what could explain instantaneous Vulcan telepthy across light years? Quantum entanglement.
Me: Um, thanks?
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 12:15 pm
Yay I actually know what happens next!

I need a nuclear physicist.

Or an astrophysicist.

Anyone with 'physicist' in their title could answer this question, but my Google-fu is failing so hard.

I really don't want to Google 'how to jury rig a nuclear weapon'.

I can't kill the baby.

I killed an infant once before and if I do it again, people are going to wonder about me.

There is no way for that baby to make it out alive.

I have no idea what happens next.
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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 05:02 pm
holy shit

Last night I was like, nah, you're seeing things, wishful thinking, etc, but after treatment #2? The cords really ARE shrinking, dramatically so.

"Stops progressing" would have been a good outcome. Actual reversal happens in a minority of cases, almost always in patients who treat it very early. I'm SO FUCKING GLAD I insisted on going as aggressive as possible. Even if I wind up with more chronic pain out of it, I'll keep use of my hands for a fuck of a lot longer, thank ANYTHING THAT WAS LISTENING
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 01:25 am
First dose of radiation done, out of five (once per day this week). Aside from 20 minutes of "shitting cockgoblin fuckmuppet" pain levels just now, which did die down to just a slightly elevated from normal "ow ow ow ow ow", it was fairly uneventful! Holding the position required for the treatment is worse than the actual treatment, which is basically "the machine goes click whirr for 45 seconds".

So curious to see what happens in six weeks. The way this works, you see, is by activating all the dormant spots so the second round can nuke them in 12 weeks...