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Uranian Born Under Nova Conditions


July 26th, 2018

Teal rain .GIF moodboard. @ 04:28 pm

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative





Sources, left to right and top to bottom, as far back as I've succeeded in tracing them:

1. Modified from http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BvtTarYSTB2IZS93wJeXwAa53c-wUsGFgWTMTz0sPhv8soSNN-EHLx3wEvTB63Vp8dviZwRP=w176-h220-p-no; the originator *may* be one Deebo P. Solomon, although their Peperoncity account is now defunct: http://f1.pepst.com/c/29CCD4/332473/ssc3/home/062/deebu.p.solomon/albums/minnal.gif_480_480_0_64000_0_1_0.gif

2.Modified from a post at http://jogosts.blogspot.com/2011/02/wallpapers-gifs.html; the earliest version I've found (June 12, 2010) was downloaded by stissa88 at http://www.ownskin.com/gif_detail?t=c6UFYWU7

3. Here's one whose exact originator I've been able to trace: modified from https://imgur.com/tA78xWb by @fugulolo: https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/1pp01a/rain/?st=jeho0u80&sh=76760203

4. Modified from http://oi47.tinypic.com/2nropyh.jpg.

5. Modified from https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0ZaV5-iCFhOuu0AJfr5AgjTupTccSUI9IMEITfvWXNAemZcYyQlJK6pdSPe0WPD1WaFp3FCCLBplrFI=w289-h220; the earliest version I've found seems to be by Bia Tomaz.

6. Modified from http://files.fatakat.com/2010/5/1272891685.gif.

7. Further color modification of the source of #2.

8. Taken from http://f0.yomowo.org/c/298B07/224905/ssc3/home/015/clo176x220/albums/rain190210_1.gif_480_480_0_64000_0_1_0.gif, and appearing earlier at http://www.umnet.com/pic/diy/screensaver/1/Rain-19813.gif; both are now defunct.


9. Modified from http://www.animated-gifs.eu/category_nature/phone-240x320-rain/0118.gif.
 

May 4th, 2017

Until further notice... @ 05:16 pm

Current Mood: discontent discontent

...I can't quite bring myself to jettison my LJ entirely, having accumulated a body of reference and correspondence that I want to retain; that said, my present and future online homebase is:

http://full-metal-ox.dreamwidth.org/profile
 

January 26th, 2016

November 16th, 2015

October 3rd, 2014

Quote of the Day. @ 07:40 pm


From Froborr on My Little Po-MO:

The other night, I was rereading Terry Pratchett's Night Watch, and I wondered: would Ferguson be as bad as it is if all cops were required to read the Watch books?

And the answer is, of course, yes, because the human ability to compartmentalize and justify via special pleading is infinite, but still, I can't help but think that things might be slightly better if the prevailing cultural image of cop-as-hero was more Vimes and less Dirty Harry.
 

September 5th, 2014

Dear kosaginolegion... @ 05:14 pm

...Thank you for (among a thousand-and-three other things) being exactly the person I want at my side during Pulpfest; it's curiously validating to know I'm not the only one snickering at a New Pulp author's cameos by old Shaw Brothers characters or speculating about Kato's nationality.

A birthday gift of cyberflotsam: Emily Asher-Perrin on the subconscious intent (and perhaps karma) underlying the Doctor's metamorphoses: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/08/not-some-new-man-the-hidden-pattern-behind-the-doctors-regenerations
 

June 5th, 2014

Accidental haiku: on human fallibility. @ 05:57 pm


The following passage comes from page 138 of Proofiness: How You're Being Fooled By the Numbers by Charles Seife. The source is an anonymous statistician, the context is a discussion of disputed elections, and the formatting is my own.

Humans counting things:
I don't care what the things are--
They're going to be off.
 

May 23rd, 2014

Quote of the Day. @ 07:36 pm

Current Music: "Doctorin' the Tardis", by the Timelords.

In the process of looking for something completely unrelated, I happened upon woogledesigns' thoughts upon the nature (and, indeed existence [or rather non-]) of Doctor Who canon:

Here's what I think: The Doctor remembers every Doctor Who story ever told. Every episode, target book, comic strip and every game of companions and TARDISes you played as a kid. The universe he lives in has no record of it, because paradoxes and divergent dimensions and the time war have reset things. But the Doctor remembers and sometimes when he is sad it's because you've stopped being 8 years old and he can't run around the school playground with you anymore.

(And the comments proceed to kick around the Timey-Wimey Calvinball.)
 

January 26th, 2014

Happy birthday to Dungeonwriter... @ 04:48 pm

Current Music: See below.

...on a day that makes the distinction between icing and frosting moot, both being in devastating abundance.

Your virtual birthday present: could I interest you in some strapping young military men (not Israeli, regrettably) performing an energetic Broadway musical number?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbLwmUdee64
 

July 6th, 2013

Happy birthday, Doc Hermes! @ 04:28 pm


Brithday links will follow; I just wanted to get this in on time.
 

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