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Queer As Folk

  • A Time From Now_Post513

When Queer As Folk ended, like many, I was unsatisfied with that ending so, I began a journey that became this fanfic, which continues the story of most of the main characters while also introducing several new ones. There is also an underlying narrative provided by the Editors of The Brian Kinney Operating Manual that Michael was always so fond of quoting to Justin. This fanfic spans nearly sixty years and in that time people die, but before they do, a lot of living happens and in almost every case, those lives are lived to the fullest of my capabilities. From Daphne to Ted, from Jennifer to Carl, everyone has the life I would have wished for them including Brian and Justin.

Short Stories
Christmas Stories

Adam Lambert & Tommy Joe Ratliff
My one, my only. During the 2010 tour, Tommy deals with his frustrations in the only way he knows how, by not talking to Adam, by not talking to anyone, by taking matters into his own hands, thereby eventually making the situation so very uneasy, Adam must finally confront him. Some angst  but with a better future available to them if they chose to take it.

Original StoriesGwynedd_Aldenicon quantum
EssaysThese three essays are about Fundamental Particles and some of what I consider to be the most awesome objects in the cosmos like Stars & where they are born and Black Holes & Quasars.


According to an article in Atlas Obscura entitled:
Some Pilots Are Using Their Flight Paths to Draw in the Sky

The laces section of this sneaker-shaped flight path were probably pretty fun to fly.
Chad Davis/CloudAhoy

From Atlas Obscura:
In general, the sky isn’t a great medium for creativity. Your options are limited to a banner pulled behind a plane, or using special smoke to write giant letters that will get swept away by the wind—maybe before you reach the end of the message. But there’s another way that pilots express themselves, though it’s not immediately apparent to the ground-bound. Using a flight tracking program called CloudAhoy, pilots around the country have been drawing some intricate designs in the sky for a contest to see who can most effectively merge their skills in the air with their creative flair.

The contest, called the Wild Blue Doodle and put on by aviation company Lightspeed, challenged pilots to “create a work of art in the sky” with their flight paths, as tracked by the software, for a chance to win a new headset (worth $850). Pilots around the country took advantage of the chance to show off. The large-scale designs include a sneaker, Snoopy in his “World War I Flying Ace” guise, a howling wolf, and even a self-portrait of sorts—one pilot flew his DA40 plane in the shape of a DA40.

For the rest of the article and three more example of sky-art, with my favorite at the end, please click here and enjoy!!

Coywolves!! This is just so cool :)

I had heard bout these guys several years ago and am very glad to learn about how well they are now (at least as of 2015) doing because, as you can tell from my top-of-the-journal photo, I love wolves and coyotes. And dogs are pretty cool too :)

From The Economist on Medium: Greater than the sum of its parts_It is rare for a new animal species to emerge in front of scientists’ eyes. But this seems to be happening in eastern North America.
          Like some people who might rather not admit it, wolves faced with a scarcity of potential sexual partners are not beneath lowering their standards. It was desperation of this sort, biologists reckon, that led dwindling wolf populations in southern Ontario to begin, a century or two ago, breeding widely with dogs and coyotes. The clearance of forests for farming, together with the deliberate persecution which wolves often suffer at the hand of man, had made life tough for the species. That same forest clearance, though, both permitted coyotes to spread from their prairie homeland into areas hitherto exclusively lupine, and brought the dogs that accompanied the farmers into the mix.

For the rest of this short article, click here!

And enjoy :)


From TedEd:


Updating the mission_September

no title Task 16_Project_50 BOOKS
In order to complete this task, I will need to read about five books per month which, frankly, is daunting but I managed last year so...maybe. And it is a task I did NOT complete for September

37_A Feast for Crows by George RR Martin
38_Bookclub recommendation _When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

no title Task 17_Project_100 MOVIES (To include completed series)
In order to complete this task, I will need to watch about 10 movies per month, a task I completed for September

81_Batman Begins_2005_Christian Bale, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine
82_Guest of Cindy Sherman_2008_Paul H-O Film producer, Cindy Sherman, John Waters
83_The Secret of Drawing_The Line of Enquiry_Four 1-hour episodes BBC series, presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, that explores how drawing has shaped our lives
84_Ride Lonesome_1959_Randolph Scott, Pernell Roberts, Karen Steele, James Coburn, Lee Van Cleef
85_Mr Church_Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Mckenna Grace
86_Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present_2012_Artist documentary
87_The Desert of Forbidden Art_2011_Collector & Curator documentary
88_Lincoln_2012_Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook plus so many more
89_Robert Rauschenberg: Pop Art Pioneer_BBC Documentary 2016
90_La La Land_2016_Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, J. K. Simmons

Dribs & Drabs

Actually...none :)


Entitled: How to Distract an Egyptian Cat God which does seem pretty appropriate.


Peanut Butter and Jelly in Space

I love these little 'Day In The Lives of...' that NASA gives us. Just so we can get a taste of what it's like for the ISS dwellers!
And by-the-way did you know that the International Space Station has been continually occupied, by over 100 astronauts, since November 2, 2000? Which means we are working toward 17 years. And seriously, that is quite a long time

From: NASA Johnson
Astronauts on the International Space Station eat the same kinds of food as people on Earth—they just prepare them differently. Expedition 50 commander Shane Kimbrough demonstrates on-orbit preparation of one of Earth’s most popular foods: the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But without bread. And without being a juggler.



Netflix Is A Joke_Emmys 2017

Talk about messing with the fourth wall :) If you missed this on the Emmy's, which I did, finding it instead at AdAge, then watch & enjoy!!

From Netflix: 'Netflix is a joke. There, we said it. Brand new stand-up specials from Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, and Jerry Seinfeld are coming soon. Only on Netflix'.

For more beautiful, and poignant, photographs, please go here :)


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