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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.

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MasterClass.com

There are tons of non-traditional ways to gain education. Aaron & I have watched and thorughly enjoyed many of the Great Courses and I've now taken two courses, Dan Rather on Journalism & Finding the Truth in the News and Color Pencil Drawing Course, from udemy.

Still, although at present the Masterclass course offering is limited, More To Come, the quality of the teachers is pretty amazing. Below highlights Hans Zimmer on Film Scoring & Steve Martin on Comedy and there is seemingly a consistent flat-rate of $90. So so affordable.





Let me know if you find any course you think you might take. Personally, I'm waiting for Annie on Photography.

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From YouTube: Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water –– and from sugary Turkish Rize tea to salty Tibetan butter tea, there are almost as many ways of preparing the beverage as there are cultures on the globe. Where did this beverage originate, and how did it become so popular? Shunan Teng details tea’s long history.



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We're experiencing a Superbloom here-ish

Which means that in southern and central California, I'm in the north hence the -ish above, seeds that have been dormant for decades are now flowering because of an abundance of water this past autumn and winter. Normally, hills like these shown below are brown. After a decent rain, they are green. so, way to go water and long-dormant seeds for creating the pretty!!!
Go here in to see more photos at Flipboard Week in Photos



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Updating the mission_MARCH

My mission101 for 2017

no titleTask 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 March.
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Manchester By the Sea_2017_Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges
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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness_2013_Documentary_Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki and Isao
          Takahata over the course of a year as Studio Ghibli prepares to release two films.

23_Footlight Parade_1933_James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell_pre-censorship code
          musical about the beginnings of Busby Berkeley

24_Iron Man_2008_Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges
25_The Rules of Abstraction_2014_Six-part Art Documentary_Matthew Colling
26_Abstract Artists In Their Own Words_2014_Four-Part BBC Art Documentary
27_Gerhard Richter Painting_2011_Documentary_directed by Corinna Belz, Gerhard Richter
28_Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds: A Tale of Three Cities_2014_BBC Documentary highlighting 1908 Vienna,
          1928 Paris, and 1951 New York City_Hosted by Dr James Fox

29_Beautiful Losers_2008_Documentary_Aaron Rose -Gallery Owner, Artists Thomas Campbell, Ed
          Templeton, Shepard Fairey, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee

30_Iron Man 2_2010_Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jon Favreau,
no titleTask 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 completed for March.

11_Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov
12_
Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov
13_Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov
14_Norse Mythology by Neil Gaimon
15_Book first read in school_Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Dribs & drabs
I finished up Isaac Asimov's Foundation series. Most excellent!!
6_Second Foundation
7_Foundation's Edge
8_Foundation and Earth
AND Aaron & I were able to trace my mom's side of the family back to countries of origin, in the case of her father, England & Wales and in the case of her mom, England & England.
Project_GENEOLOGY_46 through 50_Mother's side back to country of immigration
71_Project_BINDERS_Organize Three into Two

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A Padre for Life
Taken from
: Now I Know: That's Half the Battle'
The baseball player pictured above is named Matt LaChappa. As of this writing, LaChappa is a free agent -- that is, he's not under contract with any of the 30 Major League Baseball teams. That he's unsigned isn't all that unusual given his age and lifetime stats. LaChappa is 41 years old right now; had he pitched in the Majors last year, he would have been the 6th oldest in the league. But he didn't pitch in the Majors last year. In fact, LaChappa never made it to the Majors at all -- his three-year pro career topped out in the low minors more than two decades ago. Given that, you'd have no reason to think that he's going to sign a pro contract anytime soon.

But if prior history is any indicator, sometime in the next few weeks, the San Diego Padres will sign LaChappa to a minor league contract -- just like they have every year since 1996.'
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To read the rest of this really uplifting story, one that makes me proud that the Padres were the first baseball team I ever rooted for when a kid growing up in San Diego, please go here. I hope you finds this as moving as I do :)

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Since I have a couple of new friends, why not, right? Although, I will not be tagging anyone

1. You can ONLY answer Yes or No.

2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks. -- and believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming. Nothing is exactly as it seems!

3. Copy and paste this into your LJ, delete my answers, type in your answers and tag all your friends.

Kissed any one of your Livejournal friends? No
Been arrested? No
Kissed someone you didn't like? Yes
Slept in until 5 PM? Yes
Fallen asleep at work/school? No
Held a snake? Yes
Ran a red light? Yes
Been suspended from school? Yes
Experienced love at first sight? No
Totaled your car in an accident? Yes
Been in a vehicle at more than 100 mph? Yes
Driven a vehicle at more than 100 mph? No
Been fired from a job? Yes
Clickity-click for the restCollapse )

Feel free to ask... ;)

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Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble

Explanation: Start with the constellation of Orion. Below Orion's belt is a fuzzy area known as the Great Nebula of Orion. In this nebula is a bright star cluster known as the Trapezium, marked by four bright stars near the image center. The newly born stars in the Trapezium and surrounding regions show the Orion Nebula to be one of the most active areas of star formation to be found in our area of the Galaxy. In Orion, supernova explosions and close interactions between stars have created rogue planets and stars that rapidly move through space. Some of these fast stars have been found by comparing different images of this region taken by the Hubble Space Telescope many years apart. Many of the stars in the featured image, taken in visible and near-infrared light, appear unusually red because they are seen through dust that scatters away much of their blue light.

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