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Pillars of Salt and Sand (3631 words) by Lizardbeth
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Thor (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Frigga & Loki, Loki & Thor
Characters: Loki (Marvel), Thor (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Post-Thor: The Dark World, Spoilers, Grief/Mourning
Summary:

He has everything he wanted. But the price is too high.

Music!

Nov. 20th, 2013 01:39 am
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[personal profile] niko 's post reminded me of the music I've been listening lately - sevdah as performed by the Bosnian band Divanhana so I thought I might as well share :-)





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As a way to battle my depression, I've taken up an old/new hobby - bookbinding. I even made some specialized tools for it, such as my own bookpress:

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I even made some notebooks, one paperback and another hardcover, and I made the covers myself:

Read more... )

I hope I'll be able to sell some of the ones I make - these two already have their owners-to-be!
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OK people, especially those of you who have experience with these models, I need your help - I am getting ready to replace my old (ancient) laptop, and have narrowed the choice down to three brands:

HP ProBook 4540s, notebookcheck.net review, equiv. of €355 in local shops, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD
Acer Aspire E1-531, notebookcheck.net review, equiv. of €350 in local shops, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD
Samsung ATIV Book2 270E5V-K01, notebokcheck.net has a review for another model, Samsung ATIV Book 2 - 270E5E, equiv. of €324 in local shops, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD

One of the guys in our IT department swears in HP and thinks Acer is crap, and I am wary of the reported high glare of Acer's screen; bad because I would be using it to type a lot and would really like to avoid any headaches.

The HP model has the least amount of memory/HDD space, but it is really well done and geared towards heavy office users, with a mat screen and good keyboard. Plus it has a fingerprint sensor! So SF!

Samsung is the cheapest of the three, and also sports a non reflective display. Unfortunately, the review of the model on notebookcheck gives an impression of a not so good keyboard - which as I will be typing a lot, is not good.

I will be paying for whichever laptop I choose in installments, which means the prices will increase by probably another €25-30 due to bank fees and whatnot. Local shops are not very keen on giving you a floor model to test out - they're usually kept under lock and key, behind glass. So I'd appreciate it if I could get feedback from people who have used these/similar models/brands.

I'm crossposting this to several places. Which laptop should I buy?
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Happy Birhday, dear [personal profile] gemspegasus ! And many happy returns, to be spent in good health and loving company. :)


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Steph was, if not the very first friend I made in fandom, then one of the first. Her support was invaluable to me when I lost my mother to breast cancer. In a bitter twist of fate, both she and her husband have now been diagnosed with cancer and as you can imagine, the cost of treatment is eating into their savings. A fundraiser has been set up for them, and if you can donate, every little bit helps.
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So I find myself with two AO3 invites. If you know someone who is in need of an account, let them know, will you? I'll be happy to share them.
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I just found out the hard way how difficult it is to post something on Dreamwidth via an Android phone. I wanted to insert an image, and the floating box kept jumping around. I was not amused. I suppose next time I will have to try and do it via the http://www.dreamwidth.org/mobile/ interface.
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 Happy birthday, [personal profile] niko , and many happy returns! I hope you get as many podfics you like from as many fandoms you enjoy! 








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I don't think I ever shared this fic before, so I'm fixing that oversight now.

hey, remember that time when (1590 words) by pollyrepeat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Steve Rogers, Ensemble, Bucky Barnes, Phil Coulson
Summary:

In which Cap makes new friends, becomes an accidental Internet troll, swaps a lot of stories, and gives Bucky Barnes a hug.



I want more stories like this one!

Working on...

- my Mag7 Bingo entries.
- finished my entry for the Mag7 BigBang.

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