FIC: keep the faith

22 Aug 2017 18:03
nilchance: sans from undertale smiles (you light up my life bro)
[personal profile] nilchance
Title: keep the faith
Fandom: Undertale
Rating: Gen
Summary: After the machine, Sans is silent for a while.
A/N: From the lest ye be judged series.

keep the faith

Under Gemini

22 Aug 2017 17:37
lunabee34: (reading by tabaqui)
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Under GeminiUnder Gemini by Rosamunde Pilcher

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Pilcher does two things very well: setting and character. The descriptions of the Scottish coast and Scottish manor homes and a posh London hotel and Cornwall by the sea--all are evocative and lush and beautiful to read. The characters in the novel are complex, interesting, and nuanced, and most of them are warm and kind people I'd love to spend a weekend with drinking tea and walking on the beach.

This is an Old School Romance and a product of its time, so there are some elements I could do without (like the male love interest slapping the female protagonist in the face or the implicit assumptions about what women will do with their lives in terms of occupation, matrimony, and motherhood), but Pilcher is definitely a good storyteller.



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22 Aug 2017 12:17
[personal profile] martianmooncrab
Sunday I finally fixed that bit of fence that wasnt level. Planted a few things, but ran out of steam quickly.

Monday was the eclipse. I stayed up after waking up about 8ish, instead of rolling over and going back to sleep. Watched a lot of it on the TV, but did get up and got dressed to go outside to watch the actual event. Stood around with my neighbors and it was a very cool thing. Saw Venus in the sky.

the birds went dead silent for about an hour, but after the sun started to come back, the first thing moving were a pair of hummingbirds.

Went to breakfast after with my sister, since I was up. Tried to work outside but was off due to lack of sleep. Monkey had driven to Salem with his roomies, and they stopped on the way back, we did a bit of local hanging out, then they headed north. Traffic was very bad, so it took him ages to get home.

Today, new Book Tuesday, I sure hope that happens. With all the delays due to everyone leaving Oregon its hard to say. There is also the signing tonight at the Beaverton Powells.

FIC: lest ye be judged

21 Aug 2017 10:30
nilchance: original artist terry moore; blonde staring at canvas with nude male and black handprint (fandom)
[personal profile] nilchance
Title: lest ye be judged
Fandom: Undertale
Rating: Gen
Warnings: Child Neglect, Implied Childhood Sexual Abuse
Summary: Fifteen years before the resets, Asgore stumbles across two strange children. Beta by the excellent [personal profile] poisontaster

lest ye be judged

fyi

21 Aug 2017 10:30
nilchance: original artist terry moore; blonde staring at canvas with nude male and black handprint (fandom)
[personal profile] nilchance
I've kind of got a backlog of Undertale fic that I posted on AO3 but didn't crosspost here, so I'm gonna post links to one fic a day until I'm caught up. I'm fairly sure it's not necessarily a thing that people who follow me on DW are into, but I'm a completionist nerd. :D

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20 Aug 2017 19:35
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
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The spouse reconnected with his former therapist via Facebook instant messaging this weekend. They got to talking about current events.

"I counseled a member of a neo-Nazi group once," the therapist said.

"Did you learn anything useful about the movement?"

"This particular fellow was a victim of childhood sexual abuse. I think that was the root of his rage," the therapist said.

It makes me wonder how things would be different if American mental health care were in better shape.

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20 Aug 2017 02:50
[personal profile] martianmooncrab
Friday went pretty much as planned, except I havent quite leveled that one section of fence yet, I am saving that for sunday. Got most of the fence done today, with just a bit more to go. got everything painted and installed as it were on the posts.

The Stone working dude finally showed up today to look at my projects, the paver patio area in the front and the 30 feet of back fence that needs replacing, they will email me a quote.

I feel good that I got things done today. After so long of not really catching up... this is nice.

The Week's Reading

19 Aug 2017 10:39
lunabee34: (reading by thelastgoodname)
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Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm, #1)Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I really liked this book. It was a lot of fun, and I liked the unusual cast of characters.

I did not like, however, that there is a short scene in the middle that alludes to a rape. I mean, I guess you could read it as not going that far, but I don't see how, and it seems really, really unnecessary in what is otherwise a delightful YA fantasy novel. It's literally like two paragraphs long, and the book would have been better for the pruning of it.

With that caveat, I think this was a very enjoyable read.



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Scholarship Assessed: Evaluation of the ProfessoriateScholarship Assessed: Evaluation of the Professoriate by Charles E. Glassick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This report is the follow-up to Scholarship Reconsidered which seeks to begin answering the question: if we're going to expand the definition of scholarship, how should we assess the newly defined scholarship for promotion and tenure purposes?

I didn't find anything new in this report, but I did find some useful suggestions for taking evaluation of teaching beyond student evaluations, and I think the suggestion that promotion and tenure committees (along with the administrators who will make those decisions) receive training in how to evaluate scholarship is a very good one.



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