Friday, June 23rd, 2017 02:13 pm
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ggmain/strips/ggmain20170623.jpg

Does Terebithia know that Zola is one of the most powerful and dangerous people in Europa? Almost certainly yes.
Does she care? No. She's been doing this since before even Lucrezia was a baby...
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 06:47 pm
 Watched a programme on Japan today and googled Hokusai afterwards.

Remember all those tentacle sex fan porn stories?  (Harry Potter fandom in particular has it's share)

Nothing new!

Hokusai's print "Dream of the Fisherman's Wife' is below the cut....  (If I've worked out correctly how to do a cut.  It's been a long time since I used one)

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 09:01 am
Possums and communism are basically my whole life.


Context is locked; QWP.
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 06:23 pm
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170621

A new beginning and another end tastefully obscured...
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 09:40 am
 So many things I was going to post about: the folk festival I've been working on for the last year, the norovirus that meant I missed half of it, the children I've been teaching longsword to who did brilliantly at the festival, the sheer joy of watching Dame's Rocket morris and Northgate Rapper at close quarters, the fact that we have a bidding war on my mother in law's house after a year of trying to get any decent offer at all, but the thing that has actually got  me to keyboard is hedgehogs.

Up late last night due to the heat and sitting on the back doorstep to cool down.

Strange snuffling noise in garden and the mint swaying back and forth.

Sat down with Richard and sure enough, a hedgehog eventually emerged, then another and eventually there were three adult hedgehogs.

One was doing his/her own thing, but the other two were spending ages going round in circles under the mint and one of them was snuffling all the time.  I guessed (correctly) that this must have something to do with sex.   There's a nice little summery of hedgehog life here.

I put out a bowl of water while we were watching them and it wasn't long before one came over for a good drink.  S/he had no hesitation about coming within a few feet of us.  I put out a bit of cat food as well, but that was sniffed at and ignored.  (It was gone in the morning, but that could easily have been a cat)

We work with out neighbours on two sides to maintain holes in the fence where hedgehogs can come and go.

We have a lot of low growing plants which provide good cover.

We have a pond with soil sloping into the water on one side (so that even if an animal falls in, they can still get out).

We never use slug pellets (and have very little slug damage).

We add a lot of garden compost to the soil (which means lots of soil organisms for hedgehogs to eat.)

We have a compost heap which they'll hopefully use to hibernate.

Last year we had baby hedgehogs in the garden.  I wonder if the ones we saw today are those babies coming back?
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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 12:52 pm
Someday in the Whoniverse, an evil alien invading force will threaten to disable humanity's defensive capabilities by making humans remember all of the invasions that they've bizarrely forgotten about. When people are forced to notice things like the gaping hole in Big Ben, the weird monuments, the work camps, the missing family members, the damage to personal property, etc., humanity will be reduced to quivering catatonia.

Context has identified a minor plot hole.
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 11:27 am
Tagged by [personal profile] anghraine. I am amused that the format make it seem like the meme is self consciously stuttering.
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Friday, June 16th, 2017 06:58 am
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170616

So, she offed all the others but left one? Any reason to save the last? I'm impressed by her level of control, she's clearly a worthy heir.
Thursday, June 15th, 2017 01:21 am
Holy crap, I just hatched a shiny Weedle! I have been trying since last October, on and off. Sometimes it felt like my hobby wasn’t so much playing Pokémon as fruitless Weedle farming. She is, for the the record, Weedle #2002. (Yes, I was using the Masuda method. My previous shiny hunt record was 728. Maybe I did something to anger Arceus.)

The worst part is that actively dislike Weedles and had to stare at literally thousands of them. The best part is that SHINY BEEDRILL IS MINE. Well, she will be when I evolve her tomorrow, anyway. Then I just need to EV train her, stuff her full of rare candy, teach her a couple of tutor moves and finally import her to Sun. Then I can put my X and Sapphire cartridges away for good! Maybe I’ll get around to finishing my next shiny breeding project before the end of November.

... right after I release another thousand Weedles into the endless void.

(I am crossposting this from Tumblr, because anyone who cares about this probably reading there not here, but I know I am going to want to be able to check the details myself some day and Tumblr is awful about letting you look up old posts. Anyway, carry on.)
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