newredshoes: I am so hot for Bucky Barnes in his dress uniform. (cap | shipping out tomorrow)
[personal profile] newredshoes
I'm here! I'm intact! I'm in my new place! I'm about 90% moved in, but, lololol, the things that are still at the old place are, for some reason, things like all my regular clothes and my blankets and sheets. Betta Barnes will probably come with me tomorrow, and a friend with access to a creepy van (for setting up races) maaaaaay be able to help me collect everything that's left (mostly kitchen and random stuff). Five amazing Russian men completely disassembled my apartment in 90 minutes yesterday, four flights of stairs and all, and the whole move was done in just over three hours. As I was standing on the sidewalk with my bike, talking to the guys about how to get to the new place, who but Terrible Neighbor comes sauntering by, with her two kids right there. "Bye, bitch," she says, like she's ~got me (or something???). I thought up all this clever shit I could have said later, but... no more. It's almost over.

So now I'm picking out paint colors and trying to find where I packed things like my remote controls. I am determined to have at least one small corner plastered with flamingo wallpaper. An awesome Puerto Rican guy from the Bronx set up my internet tonight; we traded pet photos and stories, and he told me all about his brother, a retired Marine, who lives on the island with a service pig named Cleopatra. (He also told me that he thought I was an autoresponse robot when I picked up his call, because my voice was so "creamy," which is a freaking delightful compliment.)

I kind of don't have much more to say at the moment. Therapy was good today. Things are just... looking up, and that's great. ♥

Aquaman by Razzah (almost SFW)

Oct. 19th, 2017 06:06 am
mific: (Aquaman)
[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Aquaman/DCU
Characters: Aquaman
Content Notes/Warnings: bare pecs and a delicious happy trail, so use your judgement about where to open it!
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Razzah on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Almost all the Aquaman art I'll be reccing is from after the current Momoa incarnation came out, but some, like this, date from the casting announcement before we got to see what costume DC were planning. I like the various fusions of old Aquaman details with the artists' imaginations that result, and this is a good example. It's also as hot as hell - wait for the pic to load then click through for the close up - it's worth it! (Those eyes, the pecs, the hairy belly, ulp). 
Link: Aquaman
lucifuge5: (Mikeyway :))
[personal profile] lucifuge5 posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom (My Chemical Romance and Electric Century)

Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Mikey Way

Content Notes/Warnings: N/A

Medium: Digital art

Artist on DW/LJ: N/A

Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] tcustodisart

Why this piece is awesome: Because [tumblr.com profile] tcustodisart is THE artist to check out if you're a fan of Mikeyway. Their site is filled to the brims with Mikeyway throughout the MCR eras and beyond.

Deer Eyes is a good example of how well this artist can depict Mikeyway's occasionally haunting yet always sharp gaze. Surrounded by darker hues, your eyes can't help but focus on this Mikeyway: a little awkward and a little friendly. If anything, the doodle style enhances the overall vibe.

Link: Deer Eyes

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Oct. 18th, 2017 01:27 am
merridia: (Can't take a picture.)
[personal profile] merridia
Tired. Everything's just such a mess right now and there's so much I want to do, so much I want to invest myself in, and whenever I have a few spare minutes it seems like they're filled up with just the bare minimum required to be a functional human and that's IT. The only reason I've finally managed to update here is because I've got four episodes of Inhumans to watch somehow and I need something else to do in the background. Did you know Inhumans is coming out? Wild. There is a hilarious amount of non-response out there, after so many years of screaming about how NOBODY CARES ABOUT THE INHUMANS, MARVEL, it's pretty great.

Anyway, once I'm done this, I need to clear off my desk and bump some stuff to free up space on my phone for comics tomorrow, but I also need to shower and find some time to do my nails, and I also want to write fic and maybe an app and reach out to friends who are hurting and play video games and watch a spooky movie and write up some letterbox reviews and talk to people and clear out the 1800 tabs I have open that are killing my browser but it's also bedtime in a couple of hours and there's just? No time?

I know it's just everything else weighing on me, because I was almost successfully juggling things for a while, there (probably not the friends thing, I have always been a shit friend), but now I spend most of my time fretting about money and how my mom still doesn't have a job and has taken to treating me like her own personal bank card to the tune of almost $2000 now because we went three weeks without hot water and wasn't THAT fun having to wash my not inconsiderable amount of hair via water heated in a pot on the stove and a basin, at one point I just said fuck it and dropped $40 on a hair cut just so someone would wash it for me (I got so many compliments on the braid she did it in, though, that was neat), but man was it great finally taking a bath after all that, I seriously almost boiled myself alive and it was perfect. Not perfect enough to make me feel alright about paying for renovations on a slummy dive of a trailer that I would have moved out of months ago had we not suddenly been down a family member, though.

And other stuff. Always other stuff. At least I'm back to feeling somewhat competent at my job? Something that didn't pay peanuts would be nice.

Anyway, [personal profile] pollventures remains a thing if you wanna come read goofy 80s gamebooks with me!

oh my god this mortis guy is so doofy looking WHY ARE THEY ALL SO STUPID LOOKING JUST GIVE ME MORE GORGON HE'S THE BEST

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Oct. 17th, 2017 04:15 pm
titti: (HP: Malfoys/Snape/Harry)
[personal profile] titti
I haven't posted in ages, but apparently I've lost my mind because I'm itching to write and since I can't find a challenge with the right prompts, I'm thinking of doing NaNoWriMo for the first time in 11 years.

There was a prompt I liked at [community profile] hp_nextgen_fest, but it was too late to write it, so I'm planning 50K of Draco/James Sirius, using the old prompts from [profile] fanfic100.

Let's see if I can manage it after all of this time.

Web Typography: Numerals

Oct. 17th, 2017 12:48 pm
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A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Richard Rutter’s new book, Web Typography.

When it comes to numbers we have just ten digits. Throw in a comma and a period and we’ve got grand total of twelve characters. You might not think that would present much of a challenge to a typographer, but to a professional typesetter (that’s you if you’re a designer) numerals require far more nuance and variation than you might think at first glance. Numbers deserve the same care and attention as text - this excerpt reveals the numerical situations you should be looking out for, and how to tackle them to benefit your reader.

Use old-style numerals in running text

In ‘Ligatures and abbreviations’ we established that writing systems based on the Latin alphabet, in addition to Greek and Cyrillic, use a bicameral script, with each letter represented by two different forms – uppercase and lower (or majuscule and minuscule, to use more formal terms). The same is true of numerals. We have at our disposal ‘uppercase’ numbers 0123456789 called lining or titling numerals, and ‘lowercase’ numerals 0123456789 called old-style or text numerals.

Unlike capital and lowercase letters, different forms of numbers do not convey different meanings; they are, however, an essential component of the typographer’s palette. Just as a string of capital letters in the middle of a sentence SHOUTS at your reader, so numbers set in lining numerals call undue attention to themselves. Are pounds, dollars, dates and quotas really more important than the words and ideas which give them context and meaning?

Treat numbers as you would letters, making sure they don’t stand out unnecessarily. Do this by using old-style numerals in all your running text. Most modern, professional fonts will include both old-style and lining numerals as OpenType features. One or other of these styles will be used for the default numbers. More often it will be the old-style numerals, but there is no strict rule or consistency, and the choice of default is down to the type designer.

It’s also the case that the vast majority of fonts are neither modern nor professional, if modern means OpenType-enabled and professional means designed with both sets of numerals. Take Georgia, for example. Designed by Matthew Carter in 1993 as a screen font for Microsoft, it is extremely well put together, elegant and appealing, and one of the most popular and widely distributed fonts in the world. But it is not packaged as an OpenType font and so only contains one set of numbers, in this case old-style numerals. Times New Roman, which is similarly widespread but, again, not as an OpenType font, is packaged only with lining numerals. Georgia and Times New Roman are so widely distributed because they are bundled free of charge with Windows and Mac operating systems. However, both these fonts – like many others – are available to buy in professional versions, which do come as OpenType fonts complete with both sets of numerals, small caps and many other features.

Graphic showing numerals in Times New Roman and Georgia
Top: Numerals in Times New Roman Pro.
Bottom: Numerals in Georgia Pro.

To specify old-style numerals, set the font-variant-numeric property with a value of oldstyle-nums. If most of what you’re designing on a page is running text, then your best approach is to set old-style numerals so that they are inherited from the <body>.

body {
    font-variant-numeric: oldstyle-nums;
}

For legacy browsers requiring font-feature-settings, use the onum OpenType feature tag. As explained in ‘Ligatures and abbreviations’, you can add an @supports rule to cater for legacy browsers that only support font-feature-settings:

body {
    font-feature-settings: "onum" 1;
}
@supports (font-variant-numeric: oldstyle-nums) {
    body {
        font-feature-settings: normal;
        font-variant-numeric: oldstyle-nums;
    }
}

Many sans serif fonts of the early to mid-twentieth century, including Helvetica, were never designed with anything other than lining numerals. This is one of the reasons why Helvetica is rarely your best choice for body text. That said, the lining numerals are less of a problem in Helvetica than they are in some other typefaces. As we saw in ‘Designing paragraphs: line spacing’, Helvetica has a large x-height. A consequence of this is that its lowercase letters are closer in stature to its lining numerals when compared to other sans serif fonts such as Futura and Avenir, which have far smaller x-heights.

Graphic showing two styles of numerals in Avenir

Compared with old-style numerals, lining numerals shout loudly in Avenir.

Clearly Paul Renner and Adrian Frutiger, the designers of Futura and Avenir respectively, recognised the need for old-style numerals in their fonts as both these typefaces were designed with them from the start. Sadly, the versions of Futura and Avenir widely distributed with Apple devices have lining numerals as the default, and do not include old-style numerals as OpenType features (the macOS version of Avenir Next, however, does include them).

Use lining numerals in headings

Old-style numerals are your go-to glyphs for making numbers sit well in running text. For the same reason they are at ease with lowercase letters, so old-style numerals feel uncomfortable in close proximity to capital letters. If you set headings in anything other than sentence case, in particular ALL CAPS, or Title Case, then don’t use old-style numerals. Lining numerals will sit far more naturally in the company of uppercase letterforms.

Graphic showing Lining and Old-Style Numerals

Lining numerals sit more naturally in headings than old-style numerals.

On those occasions when numbers are the star attraction, lining numerals are the way to give them the attention they crave. Old-style numerals have a wavy rhythm to them, with some numbers reaching upwards towards the capitals, some squatting at the x-height, and others ducking down below the baseline: 1234567890. This is why they work so well in continuous reading – they replicate the patterns of words in running text. However, if your reader is scanning a sequence of numbers, looking for patterns, making comparisons, or hunting for data in a list, table or other setting, they will find it far easier to do so with the familiarity and evenness of lining numerals. To specify lining numerals, set the font-variant-numeric property with a value of lining-nums:

h1 {
    font-variant-numeric: lining-nums;
}

For legacy browsers requiring font-feature-settings, use the lnum OpenType feature tag.

Use proper subscripts and superscripts

Subscripts and superscripts are tiny numerals which are lowered or raised. They are used in chemical and mathematical formulas, as footnote indicators, and other specialist situations. For example: ‘Caffeine1 is C8H10N4O2.’ Mark this up meaningfully in HTML using the <sup> and <sub> elements:

Caffeine<sup>1</sup> is C<sub>8</sub>H<sub>10</sub>
N<sub>4</sub>O<sub>2</sub>.

Browsers’ default styling for <sup> and <sub> is to take a regular numeral, make it a bit smaller, and raise or lower it accordingly:

Graphic showing default styling for sub and sup tags

This works fine up to a point, but the numerals are still a little too big aesthetically and they affect the line spacing, causing unevenness in the rhythm:

Graphic showing the default styling for sub and sup tags in the context of a paragraph

Most professional fonts contain properly designed subscripts and superscripts built in as OpenType features. These numerals are smaller and squatter than regular numbers, and because their position relative to other characters is part of their design, the line spacing is unaffected:

Graphic showing proper sub and sup tags

To use proper subscripts and superscripts, use the font-variant-position property, like this:

sub { font-variant-position: sub; }
sup { font-variant-position: super; }

Unfortunately, this still leaves us with a problem: the browser’s default styling is still applied. Our special subscript character is being made smaller and it’s getting moved downwards, affecting the line spacing:

Graphic showing various sub styles

Top: Default <sub> styling. Middle: Proper subscripts with browser default styling. Bottom: Proper subscripts only.

The styles the browser applies to our subscript characters are these:

vertical-align: sub;
font-size: smaller;

We need to remove those styles to get the desired effect, so our rule now becomes:

sub { vertical-align: baseline;
      font-size: inherit;
      font-variant-position: sub; }

That will work fine for browsers that support OpenType. But browsers that don’t will get C8H10N4O2, a degraded rendering compared with the browser defaults. To address this we can use an @supports rule to check if the browser supports font-variant-position and only override the browser’s default <sub> styling if that’s the case:

sub { font-variant-position: sub; }

@supports ( font-variant-position: sub ) {
  sub { vertical-align: baseline;
        font-size: inherit; }
}

For legacy browsers requiring font-feature-settings, use the sups OpenType feature tag for superscripts, and subs for subscripts. If we factor these in, we get comprehensive, backwards-compatible style rules, but where two simple properties should have done the job, we now have a far more verbose proposition:

Subscripts

sub { font-feature-settings: "subs" 1; }

@supports (font-variant-position: sub) {
    sub { font-feature-settings: normal;
          font-variant-position: sub; }
}
@supports ((font-variant-position: sub) or (font-feature-settings: "subs" 1)) {
    sub { vertical-align: baseline;
          font-size: inherit; }
}

Superscripts

sup { font-feature-settings: "sups" 1; }

@supports (font-variant-position: super) {
    sup { font-feature-settings: normal;
          font-variant-position: super; }
}
@supports ((font-variant-position: super) or (font-feature-settings: "sups" 1)) {
    sup { vertical-align: baseline;
          font-size: inherit; }
}

Reference notes with superscripts

One particular use of superscripts is for footnotes. When you reference notes using numbers, use true superscripts in the text but full-size numbers in the notes themselves.

Show footnotes in context

While we’re on the subject of footnotes, it’s worth making a brief diversion into how the web improves their usability compared with the limitations of paper.

Many forms of writing, including academic papers, historical novels, detailed journalism and non-fiction books such as this one, contain additional citations, explanations and thoughts referred to within the text itself. A symbol is used to connect the note to the relevant location in the text. The symbols employed as references to annotations are either superscripted numbers or an esoteric series of devices starting with asterisks* and processing through daggers† to double daggers‡ and beyond.

Since the advent of mass printing in the Victorian era, the notes themselves have typically been positioned either at the bottom of the referring printed page (footnotes), or at the end of a chapter or the entire work (endnotes). However, this approach means the notes are located away from their position within the body of text. This can disturb the reader who wishes to refer to the annotation as they proceed through the text. The connected point in the text may well be halfway through a sentence in the middle of a paragraph at some point higher up the page, or on a different preceding page altogether, and attempting to return to it disrupts the reader’s rhythm.

An earlier approach by medieval scribes and Renaissance printers placed notes in the margins (side notes) rather than at the bottom of the page. By including notes as marginalia, the annotations are present where needed and can be read with little more than a glance away from the main text.

A crop of a hand-written document
A side note in a 9th-century manuscript. Source: Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 172(1128)

Although side notes are an improvement on footnotes, both solutions are designed within the confines of the two-dimensional printed page. The web is an interactive medium and provides us with at least three dimensions in which to work, implying you can use the z-axis to place the note on top of the main text.

Enable your reader to reveal the note on demand in the very place they are reading. Put simply, link to the footnote using a conventional symbol, but have it pop up in the vicinity of the link, thus providing a thoroughly modern solution impossible within the limitations of a printed page.

Partial screenshot
Clicking a superscript could pop up a footnote in situ.

Want to read more?

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Cover of Web Typography
lucifuge5: (A-hole!Frank)
[personal profile] lucifuge5 posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom (My Chemical Romance, LeATHERMOUTH, Death Spells, FIATC, FIATP)

Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Frank Iero

Content Notes/Warnings: N/A

Medium: Black and red ink

Artist on DW/LJ: N/A

Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] alexzajfert

Why this piece is awesome: for one thing, it follows the red and black aesthetic of the art I recced previously. What really caught my eye about it, though, was that, for a simple portrait of a relaxed-looking Frank, there are certain touchtones. Among those, his penchant for wearing hats and 8948416854 layers of clothing. I also dig the geometric touches that enhance, rather than distract, from the overall piece.

Link: Untitled Frank Iero
felis: (PoI)
[personal profile] felis posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Person of Interest
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Reese, Finch, Carter, Root, Shaw, Fusco, Bear, The Machine
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional pen sketch
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] worrynet / [tumblr.com profile] touchedbymisha
Why this piece is awesome: The artist did review/reaction sketches for many episodes of the show (to find at their Deviantart POI gallery), which were always lots of fun and distinctive in style. I'm linking to this Team Machine picture - done in reaction to the show's PCA win - because it has all of the characters of Team Machine at once, which is pretty rare, and it shows well what's so fun about these little sketches.
Link: Team Machine

PostSecret in Nebraska Last Week

Oct. 14th, 2017 11:33 pm
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Posted by Frank

—Email—

Hi Frank,

We met at your Nebraska PostSecret Live! event last night.  I’m the woman who drove down from Minnesota and who told my secret to everyone about why that was so significant to me.


Firstly, I want to thank you so much for everything. Your acknowledgement 
and validation of my struggle means more to me than you can ever know. I have never felt anything like that in my life. My heart is overflowing with love for everyone I met there.

 


Like you talked about, we often keep secrets from ourselves, and I think in the end the real secret was I couldn’t forgive myself. There is still a ways to go, but realizing this I can let go a bit and start to heal. I know I will never gain back what was lost completely. But like I said in my secret, I am gaining back a piece of what was lost. Right now that’s honestly more than I thought I’d ever 
have.

-C


PS. Oh, and you managed to pull off my hat quite nicely.

newredshoes: Woman in religious ecstasy, surrounded by art implements (<3 | patron saint)
[personal profile] newredshoes
Some dates have been set, some things are happening, I am trying not to take late-afternoon/early evening naps! Moving trucks on Tuesday afternoon, three years to the day after I moved in here. Getting internet at the new place on Monday afternoon (in theory), and so should be getting keys... on Monday afternoon? Apparently this is very complicated. I already sense a pattern with this leasing company (ho ho, no shit!), but fingers crossed I just won't need anything ever. IT WILL BE FINE. Everything will be fine once I am in a new space!

Packing is starting to feel like psychological warfare, though. I have tried to make a list of what's left, which would in some ways be easier to handle if I could get access to my apartment, which legally becomes mine tomorrow. But it's like... the kitchen and the decision-fatigue-inducing papers and knickknacks and the "can I run all over Brooklyn and Manhattan to donate this before Tuesday and still get all my work done?" stuff. I suspect there will be a lot of Tuesday morning "throw it into a garbage bag! God will know his own!" going on.

TV is still good at the moment, though. Riverdale is peak ridonk, The Good Place is making me SO OUTRAGEOUSLY HAPPY and Jane the Virgin is finally back and I'm so overwhelmed by love that I can only watch it in chunks. I finally saw Kung Fury with my friend H, who came over last night for loafing; it was staggering, and it leaves Netflix in a week, so get on that, friends.

Neighbor has not messed with me since Monday night, at least. They seemed to be gone for a few days, but they're definitely back now. I'm worried about that window when the movers are coming in and out for a bit, but there's no way around it and hopefully, well. Movers.

I am still crashing and all my books are in boxes.
lucifuge5: (Frank and Gee enjoy live music)
[personal profile] lucifuge5 posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Bandom (My Chemical Romance)

Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Frank Iero/Gerard Way

Content Notes/Warnings: N/A

Medium: Color pens/markers

Artist on DW/LJ: N/A

Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] lissdeer

Why this piece is awesome: Because it's a sweet/tender moment of kissage between Frank and Gerard that could be set in any AU. I love the nod to Gerard's often quirky shirts as well as Frank's tendency for wearing pants that have ripped knees. #LOL

Also, the palette (lots of reds, black, and greys) falls within the Revenge era aesthetic. And yet, between the gentle lines and the adorability factor of the kiss, what's creepy ends up being quite charming.

Link: Untitled Frank/Gerard kiss

Journaling prompt

Oct. 13th, 2017 10:52 am
hillarygayle: (Agent Smith Not So Bad)
[personal profile] hillarygayle
I got this journal prompt from my friend Tab, & I use it when I feel like journaling but I don't know what I want to say.

Outside my window…
It's quite a sunny morning. The leaves are starting to go a bit yellow & lots of them are falling. We've had a few cool mornings but it's warming up almost to the 80s by the afternoon, and this weekend is supposed to stay pretty warm.

I am thinking…
There's a huge pile of clean laundry on the bed in the extra bedroom, and I should really fold it up & put it away. My bedroom gets the full morning sun and I don't have blackout curtains right now, so I may have to sleep a little in the extra bedroom this weekend due to night shifts.

I am thankful…
For coffee, experienced colleagues who don't mind teaching me new procedures or tips & tricks for the ones I already do, and a paycheck that allows me to pay my student loan bills!

In the kitchen…
I got a new Instant Pot! We've made Mexican chicken, rice, and experimented with rice pudding so far. I'd like to try a pot roast!

I am wearing…
Nothing special. A pair of black capri pants and an ivory tank top.

I am creating…
I'm not feeling all that creative right now & I think that's okay. I may create another cup of coffee. :)

I am going…
We have a trip to western AR planned! We'll be staying at the KOA in Salisaw, Oklahoma, which is in the Fort Smith, AR metroplex. We wanted to stay up in Fayetteville/Bentonville/Rogers, but it turns out our 3 day weekend just happened to coincide with War Eagle Craft Fair, which is in Rogers. It draws a TON of people annually to that area. No wonder I wasn't finding any good RV spots! So instead we opted to stay in the Fort Smith area, which is only about 45 minutes to an hour from the museums in Bentonville that we'd planned to visit.

I am wondering…
How my patient from last night is doing. Oldest patient I ever sutured!

I am reading/listening…
Not currently reading anything, but this prompt made me realize I wasn't listening to anything either, which is unusual for me. It then got me started on a small music binge during which I listened to Elle King, then Dave Matthews Band, and now Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl) from the Steven Universe soundtrack. I love music. Sometimes I wonder if I could've sung professionally; I absolutely have the raw talent but no training. I never tried because I simply never had the ambition for it. I still don't. That takes a lot of commitment & there are no guarantees. But still, I do so love it.

Oooh now I'm listening to "Gun in my Hand" by Dorothy (a band, not a solo artist). It's gritty, jukebox sounding rock.

I am hoping…
This weekend goes well. I work Saturday & Sunday nights: 5pm to 3am! I've worked nights in my career, but never in the ER and never as a nurse practitioner. It's me & one of the very experienced APRNs with 2 of the most abrasive physicians the hospital has to offer. Pretty sure they picked the backbone-having nurse practitioners on purpose. Here we go!

I am looking forward to…
Our trip over to Fort Smith. We are planning to go to the Amazeum, maybe Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art, and to eat at places we don't have in northeast Arkansas.

Around the house…
I have quite a bit of laundry to do. Also, the people from the pest control company are coming to look at the outside of the house where we have some potential places for critters to get under the house, where they make noise and generally exist with their flea ridden selves. This may be a major contributor to our summertime flea problem, which persists even when the dogs are well-treated.

I am learning…
A little more about myself as an APRN each day! I was upset at a very very bad shift a couple of weeks ago, but I can look at it now and realize that I did manage all those patients decently; I simply couldn't do it fast enough. That won't come without more practice, so practice I will!

I am pondering…
How anyone ever gets up the nerve to use an 18 gauge needle to scrape metal off someone's eye for the first time. I won't, because I have nerve damage in my hands and therefore don't trust them to safely do that.

A favorite quote for today…
"What's that got to do with the price of tea in China?" --this is something my DNP classmate Hallie said a lot and it always made me giggle. It's said in the place of "What does that have to do with the topic at hand?" It's so quirky.

One of my favorite things…
Blankets! With the chilly evenings & mornings it's been actually worth getting the blankets out!

A few plans for the rest of the week…
Work the night shift, play Splatoon 2 on the Switch, and try to figure out some ARNA stuff in between times.
juniperphoenix: Connie Maheswaran standing with a determined expression (SU: Connie determined)
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Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Ruby and Sapphire
Content Notes/Warnings: fast-moving animation
Medium: animation
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] jobi-wan-kenobi

Why this piece is awesome: By our powers combined! This is a delightful animation of the inner workings of Garnet. They are both adorable and powerful. ♥

Link: Ruby and Sapphire animation