coyotesuspect: (other: calvin and hobbes (dancing))
Bullet pointing this bitch:

1) One of my crazy racist uncles is visiting. He spent like twenty minutes the other day trying to convince my dad that Obama was a Muslim. I turned up the volume on the soccer game I was streaming. On the topic of Islamophobia, the whole New York mosque debacle makes me want to cut someone.

2) My little sister started high school! And got braces! And joined the volleyball team! What is this why is my little sister growing up?

3) I've been up since 5:30 this morning watching soccer games.

4) My sleep schedule is the strangest thing ever. Sometimes I have a normal night's sleep. Sometimes I sleep in the afternoon. Sometimes I sleep in the morning. Sometimes I don't sleep at all. I blame [livejournal.com profile] familiardevil .

5) Earlier this month, [livejournal.com profile] scorpiod1 wrote me Bela/Henriksen apocafic AU for the [livejournal.com profile] spn_hetexchange . It is perfect, and exemplifies exactly why I think these two would be such an interesting match. SPN het OTP. ♥

6) Speaking of fic exchanges, I have my gift for [livejournal.com profile] spnrarepairs to wrap up. I have 4,500 words of fic written and the front cover and song selections of an accompanying mix done, but now I have to push through to the end. Ugh.

7) Holy shit it's raining. THAT OFFICIALLY MEANS SUMMER IS OVER. D: Except I still have a month till school.

8) On the topic of school, I'm flying back to Chicago a week and a half early. Which means I have to figure out who's couch I'm crashing.

9) I just realized I've been doing numbers when I originally said bullet points. Huh.

10) I think my laptop is going to get fixed soon.

And now for something not in list format! I watched the first two episodes of that new Sherlock show on BBC, which is apparently the Next Big Thing in fandom, and my thoughts are below.

Spoilers, natch. )

Bitchfest over, I have an icon meme from like... two weeks ago.

1. Reply to this post with the words WESH WESH WESH and I will pick six of your icons.
2. Make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never ending cycle of icon glee

These are from [livejournal.com profile] kiwiana

a picture's worth )

Surprise!11) I've been reading sarcasticindiefucks for like an hour, and now my internal monologue is in hipster monotone. Goddamn.

evenmoresurprise!12) *sigh* One of my guy friends who everyone thinks I should date/thinks I am already dating called me up and asked me if I wanted to go out for Thai. After we went out for Indian recently. Yes, but I swear to God these better not be dates.

.endtransmission.

pee ess: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] and I want to know who you would cast as Mercutio. We've already got James Franco for Benvolio. Also: Mercutio/Benvolio. You ship it.
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Finally watched last week's Psych and...


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I also watched yesterday's Leverage, which was fun and nice and continues to make me :D. But I just realized I really want an Ocean's 11/Leverage crossover where Rusty and Sophie occasionally meet up to pull cons and drink cocktails and bemoan the clueless men in their lives (Danny Ocean and Nate Ford, respectively).

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And here are some articles on language. The topic tonight was going to be torture because I am still upset about Obama continuing Bush's policy of extraordinary rendition, but I felt so happy after watching Psych, I decided to go with something lighter.

Hangman Spare That Word: The English Purge Their Language

Time Magazine, October 2008

"The available lexicon may soon get slimmer. The lexicographers behind Britain's Collins English Dictionary have decided to exuviate (shed) rarely used and archaic words as part of an abstergen"t (cleansing) process to make room for up to 2,000 new entries."
Short, interesting look at some rarely used and endangered words. I especially like "skirr" and "fubsy."

A Brief History of the F-Word
Time Magazine, April 2008

"Take away the right to say 'f___' and you take away the right to say 'f___ the government..
"
A short, entertaining look at one of my favorite words, with some thoughtful discussion of the First Amendment thrown in.

Excuse me, do you speak Klingon?
Salon, June 2009

"Despite being unremittingly mocked by journalists and linguists over the past 120 years, Esperanto
has innumerable advantages over every other proposed universal language. You've actually heard of it, for one thing."
Technically a book review, but also a fascinating look at invented languages. Well worth the read.

Why Swearing Helps Ease Pain
Time Magazine, July 2009

"According to a new study by British researchers, saying the F word or any other commonly used expletive can work to reduce physical pain — and it seems that people may use curse words by instinct."
Weird and wonderful and a great excuse for screaming out "Fuck!" next time you stub your toe. Also, it quotes Steven Pinker, and, boy howdy, do I have a mindcrush on Stephen Pinker.

Have a good weekend y'all.

coyotesuspect: (obamas)

Ah, so I forgot that yesterday was Thursday. So here are some articles a day late. Subject du jour: the ecopocalypse

The End of Wall Street's Boom
Portfolio.com, November 2008

"The era that defined Wall Street is finally, officially over. Michael Lewis, who chronicled its excess in Liar’s Poker, returns to his old haunt to figure out what went wrong."
Long and complicated. I understood maybe half of it, but the half I was able to understand did a good job of explaining the financial crisis and really pissed me off.

Wall Street on the Tundra
Vanity Fair, April 2009

"Iceland’s de facto bankruptcy—its currency (the krona) is kaput, its debt is 850 percent of G.D.P., its people are hoarding food and cash and blowing up their new Range Rovers for the insurance—resulted from a stunning collective madness."
By the same author as the previous article. Also long, but with less jargon. This is a fascinating account of Iceland's financial collapse, with interesting bits about Iceland's culture and history thrown in.

Too Poor to Make the News
New York Times Op Ed, June 2009

"How the recession affects the already poor."

Terribly depressing, but a worthwhile read. By the estimable Barbara Ehrenreich.

The Capitalist Manifesto: Greed Is Good (to a point)

Newsweek, June 2009

"The simple truth is that with all its flaws, capitalism remains the most productive economic engine we have yet invented. Like Churchill's line about democracy, it is the worst of all economic systems, except for the others….What we are experiencing is not a crisis of capitalism. It is a crisis of finance, of democracy, of globalization and ultimately of ethics….No system—capitalism, socialism, whatever—can work without a sense of ethics and values at its core."
An excellent and thought provoking piece.

Public Debt: The biggest bill in history

The Economist, June 2009

"Without bank bail-outs the financial crash would have been even more of a catastrophe. Without stimulus the global recession would be deeper and longer—and it is a prolonged downturn that does the greatest damage to public finances. But in the long run today’s fiscal laxity is unsustainable."
The Economist continues its habit of being lucid, intelligent, and reasonable. If more people were like The Economist, the world would be a better place.

Happy reading! More articles on the ecopocalypse available here.

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In other news: Psych was adorkable as always. Oh Shaun, I could take your daddy issues so much more seriously if I didn't watch Supernatural. <3 Also, I need to stop watching my little sister's shows, because I just want to femslash everybody. *sigh* Also-also, why is the Big Bang Theory so god awful yet all the fic so good? That is unnacceptable.

La. Pumped out 1200 words of Supernatural crack earlier today, despite the fact I have dozens of other fic ideas I've been working on. We'll see where that goes.
 

coyotesuspect: (glasses and smile)
Title: Best Served with Maple Syrup
Fandom: Psych
Rating: G
Summary: "It's legal in Canada!" Gus/Shawn drabble.
Word Count: 100 exactly.
Spoilers/Warning: Spoilers for first episode of new season.
Disclaimer:

Read more... )

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Now, if you'll excuse me, it's nearly midnight, and I am going to go watch the Perseid meteor shower.

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