fayanora: Steph hail satan (Steph hail satan)
A friend of mine expressed interest in the Lo stories and the STC series. For those of you who haven't seen those yet, the STC series is a series of strange stories that I later retroactively gave a background story to, and the background story became the Lo Series. Most of these, you have to be logged in and a friend of mine to read them.

Here's the first STC story, "The Car Wash" = http://fayanora.livejournal.com/146886.html (Lo is in this one, as the car. Q is the rider.)
"Ten Pounds and a Quid" = http://fayanora.livejournal.com/147099.html (Lo is in this one, as the queen)
"Cuddle Monster" = http://fayanora.livejournal.com/147827.html (Lo is one of the cheerleaders)
"Csak Viccelek" = http://fayanora.livejournal.com/155982.html (Victor Jose Stein, AKA Rock, is the boy in this one)
“One Two Buckle My Shoe” = http://fayanora.livejournal.com/178064.html (no Lo story characters in this one)
"Hammerstein" = http://fayanora.livejournal.com/177267.html (no Lo story characters in this one)

Lo Series:

1. “Ten Points” http://fayanora.livejournal.com/149230.html
2. “Choices” (can't locate online copy of)
3. “La Petite Mort” http://fayanora.livejournal.com/145397.html
4. “Kinderliebe” http://fayanora.livejournal.com/145855.html
5. “Braving The Emocean” http://fayanora.livejournal.com/146558.html
6. “The STC” (can't locate online copy of, may be unfinished)
7. “The Date” (can't locate online copy of, may be unfinished)
8. "Snap, Crackle, Pop" http://fayanora.livejournal.com/384975.html
9. "Sutekh Throws A Party" http://fayanora.livejournal.com/249820.html
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First, and really least important: My Wacom Fun graphics tablet came today! Using it is gonna take some getting used to, but I'm already kinda getting the hang of it. I love how it works like an improved mouse, too, with gestures for scrolling and navigation and selection, etc. But of course, drawing is what I bought it for. I'll test that more in-depth later.

Second, and most important: The apartment I was trying for, the one that is a couple blocks from Brooke's, is now mine! I can start moving in! I have the power in my name, and signed up for phone and Internet through Qwest. The phone and Internet will be turned on this Friday. I am so thrilled! :-)

It's on the ground floor, is nice and roomy, has a huge closet, lots of storage space, an extra storage thing in the laundry room (lockable), and a nice view of the trees and stuff out back. Also, ironically (since I don't have a car or any other motorized vehicle), I have the best parking spot in the building. But that's still good, cuz friends with cars can park there. :-) Oh yeah, and since I get my Internet through Qwest and Brooke gets hers through Comcast, odds are good if one of our Internets went down, the other's would still be up, so we could "borrow a cup of Internet" from each other if the need arose. :-D

Anyway, gonna start moving stuff over now! :-D
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[livejournal.com profile] kengr and I went yesterday to a gun and knife show so we could look at the knives, swords, and other things that weren't guns (there was a lot of cool stuff there). It was okay, and I got a sword cane there (it was $12). But what reminded me to post this was remembering that one of the vendors, selling books, had a couple books about Nikola Tesla... written by David Hatcher Childress. It was strange seeing a Childress book at a gun show, considering most of the people there were probably (judging from T-shirt vendors I saw there) the gun-crazy teabagger Republican type.

But from the Childress books, my mind swiftly connected threads and in a couple seconds I was feeling a little sad because I realized that gun shows like that would have been a perfect place for a vendor
selling Loompanics books, if Loompanics hadn't gone out of business. And that would be tons of winmantium, because Loompanics specialized in publishing controversial stuff. Some of the things they printed that would do well at a gun show would be the survival guides, guides for how to make homemade bombs, etc. Gods, I wish I had a copy of Loompanics' catalogue so I could post a list of examples. Ah well.

Having a Loompanics vendor at that gun fair would be doubly awesome because they published titles from anyone whose book could be considered controversial. They also published the Principia Discordia. Can you see the P.D. being sold at the same place that had a vendor selling "I was anti-Obama before it was cool" t-shirts? The thought amuses me. :-D
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Today started out with [livejournal.com profile] kengr and I getting up early so we could go to this thing. I don't know what it was called, but it was like a dealer's room for kinky people, without the rest of a convention. Just $4 a head to get in, and well worth it. All kinds of stuff there. Kinky stuff under the cut )

After seeing everything there, we each had a slice of pizza for lunch and, because we were in the area, we went to OMSI because I'd never been there before. Went to OMSI's "science store" first, where I got a book called "Alien Hand Syndrome And Other Too-Weird-Not-To-Be-True Stories" by Alan Bellows, an agate slice (green), a VERY rough and low-quality emerald, a bag of magnetic stones (hemetite, I believe), and a gravity-tube noise-maker. One thing that would have been funny to have but was WAAAAAY too overpriced for me was a 2 gig flash drive that looks like someone plugged in a USB cord and cut the cord.

OMSI is a neat museum, a science museum for both adults and kids. My inner child was amused by a lot of it. Brooke ([livejournal.com profile] kengr) got tired and wanted to go; I told her she could go, but I wanted to stay, so I did. I saw almost all the stuff on the ground floor (I skipped a couple things so I could get upstairs faster), then went upstairs. I think the best stuff upstairs was the stuff about nanotechnology, and the animals. The displays about human reproduction were interesting, too; they had a display showing realistic models of human embryos and fetuses at various stages. There was also stuff about aging. Apparently, the reason people get stiffer and less flexible in their old age is because globs of sugar stick to the collagen proteins and restrict the flexibility of the collagens. I also found out what free radicals are; something to do with oxygen byproducts of metabolism made by the mitochondria. I also found out that there exists a nanopaste which can stop bleeding from major wounds, sealing up said wounds; that use of the material (made for another purpose) was discovered by accident. And there are shirts where wine will just slide off without staining. Oh, and I don't remember if it had been done yet or not, but there was one nano-scale thing that could let nerves heal where they couldn't before.

I finally left because my feet were killing me, but I didn't get to see everything. I will definetely be going back, possibly Monday or Tuesday, since if I went back tomorrow, my feet would be very angry with me.

Getting back was interesting. I had only a vague notion how I'd gotten there to begin with, since I'd just been following [livejournal.com profile] kengr, but I had enough of a notion to be wandering in the right direction; it helped that I'm somewhat familiar with the area. It took maybe 10 or 15 minutes to find a bus stop for the line 14, and I was stimming the whole way there by making noises with that gravity tube thing, which doubtless would have driven kengr insane if I'd done it around hir. :-)
But silly me, I got so tired of waiting for the 14 that when the 4 pulled up, I asked the driver if the 4 intersected the 71's route. It did, so I got on. I'd thought it would follow the 14's path, but no, it went... um... I don't know what direction it was, except that it was going away from Portland city center and turned right, going a few blocks that way til turning left and resuming its anti-citycenterward direction. It eventually intersected the 71's route at a familiar spot. I got off and waited.

I got really hungry waiting there, so I got out this thing I was carrying in case of such an emergency; a small can of chicken salad and a small package of crackers. The crackers were crumbs, and the can was dented. But I gave it several sniff tests, and it smelled fine, so I ate it. I inspected the can after finishing, and though it was dented, there were no holes. After that was when I discovered what running that paddle's texture across my palm could do.

I was about to give up on the 71, I'd been waiting so long, when it finally came and I was able to get back.

And that's all, I guess. Though I will add that I am very glad I took my walking stick with me, as it helped me take some of the load off my feet.
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"Do cry for me, Sergeant Tina"
By = Tristan A. Arts
To the tune of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina," Madonna version from the movie "Evita."

It won't be easy, you'll think it strange
When I try to explain how I feel
That I still need your love after all that I've done

You won't believe me
All you will see is your hatred renewed
With my whips, cat-o-nines
All sexy like Seven for you

I had to let it happen, I had to use chains
You couldn't stay all your life at my heels
Looking out for a window, any sliver of sun

So I denied you freedom
Running around, trying everyone new
But no one impressed me at all
I never expected them to

Chorus:

Do cry for me, Sergeant Tina
The truth is I never left you
Out on the highway
To cease existence
Since you show promise
You'll go the distance

And as for torture, and as for pain
You never invited them in
And it's true, like the world, they're all I desire

They aren't illusions
They're better than the solutions others offered to me
The answer was here all the time
I love your pain and hope you love me

Do cry for me, Sergeant Tina

(Backround Humming chorus)

(chorus)

Have I said too much?
There's nothing more I can think of to say to you.
But all you have to do is look at me to know
That every word is true
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"Super Californication Extreme Diplodocus"
By = Tristan A. Arts
To the tune of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

When sitting down in school one day, hard at work on math,
Feeling so stressed out I feared I'd need an epitaph,
My brain all tied in knots inside a rather fearsome graph,
I stopped before I went insane to have a little laugh!

Super Californication, extreme Diplodocus,
Just the very sound of it undoubtedly will croak us!
We mustn't tell the Mafia, for all of them will smoke us!
Super Californication, extreme Diplodocus!
Come piddle fiddles in your thumb-little eye,
Come piddle fiddles in your thumb-little eye!

When stone age men first chatted up under the dark night sky,
I bet they never cared a whit for calculating pi.
All they cared at all about was how to multiply,
Simple math I understand, but past that I ask "why?"

Then I say,

"Super Californication, extreme Diplodocus,
Say it now, don't have a cow, get on Facebook and poke us!"

"Stop!" the silly teacher shouts, "stop it now and focus!"

Super Californication, extreme Diplodocus!
Come piddle fiddles in your thumb-little eye,
Come piddle fiddles in your thumb-little eye,
Come piddle fiddles in your thumb-little eye,
Come piddle fiddles in your thumb-little eye!

Lewis Carrol was quite cool despite his math obsession,
Because he knew that silliness could be oh so refreshin,
And cryptographers, I will admit, have quite a cool profession,
But work all day without some play will lead to deep depression!

Super Californication, extreme Diplodocus!
Dance a funny diddy with a cactus and a crocus!
Sniff your pits before you spit, while saying Hocus Pocus!
Super Californication, extreme Diplodocus!
Come piddle fiddles in your thumb-little eye,
Come piddle fiddles in your thumb-little eye,
Come piddle fiddles in your thumb-little eye,
Come piddle fiddles in your thumb-little eye!

(Spoken) Of course, if you say it backwards, it's "Diplodocus extreme Californication super," but that's going a bit far, don't you think?

So when a teacher teaching math puts your nose to the grindstone,
Quizzing you on algebra till you expose your fingerbones,
Or bores you half to death with his monotonous drone,
Go ahead, declare your head a surrealistic zone!

S-u-p-e-r C-a-l-i-f-o-r-n-i-c-a-t-i-o-n e-x-t-r-e-m-e D-i-p-l-o-d-o-c-u-s

S-u-p-e-r C-a-l-i-f-o-r-n-i-c-a-t-i-o-n e-x-t-r-e-m-e D-i-p-l-o-d-o-c-u-s

S-u-p-e-r C-a-l-i-f-o-r-n-i-c-a-t-i-o-n e-x-t-r-e-m-e D-i-p-l-o-d-o-c-u-s

S-u-p-e-r C-a-l-i-f-o-r-n-i-c-a-t-i-o-n e-x-t-r-e-m-e D-i-p-l-o-d-o-c-u-s

Super Californication, extreme Diplodocus!
Just the very sound of it undoubtedly will croak us!
We mustn't tell the Mafia, for all of them will smoke us!
Super Californication, extreme Diplodocus!
Super Californication, extreme Diplodocus!

Steam Trek

Aug. 26th, 2009 08:49 pm
fayanora: Dakota & Elle by LJ user dancingwithme (Dakota & Elle)
Found this on one of the Star Trek comms

Steam Trek

Aug. 26th, 2009 08:46 pm
fayanora: Little Girl in rain By lj user never_end (Little Girl in rain By lj user never_end)
Found this on one of the Star Trek comms

Brain meme

Jul. 20th, 2009 08:49 pm
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QuizGalaxy.com


Appropriate icon is appropriate. Kinda.
fayanora: Dakota being weird (Dakota being weird)
The Gay Pride festival here in Portland was this weekend. I went to it both Saturday (though late) and Sunday with Brooke ([personal profile] kengr), and today we saw the parade first. The Gay Pride Parade was 2 hours long! There were all kinds of businesses, organizations (especially gay and lesbian and trans groups), churches with welcoming congregations (there was a LOT of those!), and other things. They also had motorbiking "dykes on bikes," a "drag race," and other neat things. Oh, and we missed the naked bike parade yesterday. :-) Hey, did you know it's legal in Portland for women to go around topless? I didn't know that until yesterday. There was a woman going around without even tape or pasties over her nipples, and Brooke said it's legal.

There were a lot of women with no top on, and either with pasties on their nipples or without. There was even a booth at the festival for getting breasts painted (like face paint, but on the breasts). And lots of other interesting outfits. Lots of people in their underwear. What's especially funny, considering all the interesting outfits, is how many kids were there watching! I find that amusing. In fact, I had this image in my mind of what if my Molly aspect had her own body, of her going to pride with an "I like girls" t-shirt on, wearing "slut" and "slave" buttons and the like. Hey, she may be my child side, but even as a child I was so interested in sex and love that if I had been exposed to these ideas back then, I would have tried to get away with something of the kind. (OMG, mental image of the nasty fundy idiot that was there spotting Molly wearing that! He'd have a coronary and then probably use it as ammo if he survived.)

Oh the joys of having plenty of batteries, and then the xd card in my camera ran out of room. It's only 512. I need at least a gig. So I got some videos (still photos with a camera that displays the image for 5 seconds afterward is useless), but only about a fourth of the parade. Brooke got half of it before her battery ran out, and her camera takes nonstandard batteries.

Oh, and there was lots of free stuff there too. I have two frisbees, a water pistol, a bunch of stickers, a bunch of balloons, and other nifty stuff. And I used what little spending money I had to get a $1 pocket-knife keychain and thigh-high rainbow striped socks. I would've gotten toe socks, but those were only knee-high, and I wanted thigh-high.

I also dressed for the occasion. I wore this corset I bought online when I still lived in Osceola, along with a short black skirt and white tights. The corset shows a LOT of skin on me: my belly was exposed, as well as my lower back and my shoulders and shoulderblades. It's the most skin I've exposed... ever, really. Well, above the waist anyway. Oh, and my hair was in braided pigtails, and I was wearing these saddle oxford shoes I bought online while I lived in Iowa still, but had never worn out and about before. They HURT. I had to switch shoes after the parade was over. Anyway, I was going for "Goth schoolgirl" look.

One booth I saw was selling these *bricks* of fries, and hand-dipped corndogs that ranged from regular length to the "make my day" length of about a foot or longer. But they were too expensive for me.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot: I also bought two buttons. One says "girl," and the other says "slave." I got the last "slave" button! Oh, and I got a free shirt! Pride t-shirt for Vancouver, oddly enough.

Also: I have to admit, I was rather confused about how things were set up and when they would happen, as well as where they would be. I almost went to the Q Center instead of the waterfront park, Saturday! And the booths were all shut down when I got there Saturday because I was having one of those days where I didn't want to get out of bed. But the fun today made up for it, and now I know what to expect for next year.

It was a lot of fun! I wanna go next year!
fayanora: god having gay sex (god having gay sex)
The Gay Pride festival here in Portland was this weekend. I went to it both Saturday (though late) and Sunday with Brooke ([livejournal.com profile] kengr), and today we saw the parade first. The Gay Pride Parade was 2 hours long! There were all kinds of businesses, organizations (especially gay and lesbian and trans groups), churches with welcoming congregations (there was a LOT of those!), and other things. They also had motorbiking "dykes on bikes," a "drag race," and other neat things. Oh, and we missed the naked bike parade yesterday. :-) Hey, did you know it's legal in Portland for women to go around topless? I didn't know that until yesterday. There was a woman going around without even tape or pasties over her nipples, and Brooke said it's legal.

There were a lot of women with no top on, and either with pasties on their nipples or without. There was even a booth at the festival for getting breasts painted (like face paint, but on the breasts). And lots of other interesting outfits. Lots of people in their underwear. What's especially funny, considering all the interesting outfits, is how many kids were there watching! I find that amusing. In fact, I had this image in my mind of what if my Molly aspect had her own body, of her going to pride with an "I like girls" t-shirt on, wearing "slut" and "slave" buttons and the like. Hey, she may be my child side, but even as a child I was so interested in sex and love that if I had been exposed to these ideas back then, I would have tried to get away with something of the kind. (OMG, mental image of the nasty fundy idiot that was there spotting Molly wearing that! He'd have a coronary and then probably use it as ammo if he survived.)

Oh the joys of having plenty of batteries, and then the xd card in my camera ran out of room. It's only 512. I need at least a gig. So I got some videos (still photos with a camera that displays the image for 5 seconds afterward is useless), but only about a fourth of the parade. Brooke got half of it before her battery ran out, and her camera takes nonstandard batteries.

Oh, and there was lots of free stuff there too. I have two frisbees, a water pistol, a bunch of stickers, a bunch of balloons, and other nifty stuff. And I used what little spending money I had to get a $1 pocket-knife keychain and thigh-high rainbow striped socks. I would've gotten toe socks, but those were only knee-high, and I wanted thigh-high.

I also dressed for the occasion. I wore this corset I bought online when I still lived in Osceola, along with a short black skirt and white tights. The corset shows a LOT of skin on me: my belly was exposed, as well as my lower back and my shoulders and shoulderblades. It's the most skin I've exposed... ever, really. Well, above the waist anyway. Oh, and my hair was in braided pigtails, and I was wearing these saddle oxford shoes I bought online while I lived in Iowa still, but had never worn out and about before. They HURT. I had to switch shoes after the parade was over. Anyway, I was going for "Goth schoolgirl" look.

One booth I saw was selling these *bricks* of fries, and hand-dipped corndogs that ranged from regular length to the "make my day" length of about a foot or longer. But they were too expensive for me.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot: I also bought two buttons. One says "girl," and the other says "slave." I got the last "slave" button! Oh, and I got a free shirt! Pride t-shirt for Vancouver, oddly enough.

Also: I have to admit, I was rather confused about how things were set up and when they would happen, as well as where they would be. I almost went to the Q Center instead of the waterfront park, Saturday! And the booths were all shut down when I got there Saturday because I was having one of those days where I didn't want to get out of bed. But the fun today made up for it, and now I know what to expect for next year.

It was a lot of fun! I wanna go next year!

Anime meme

Apr. 27th, 2009 09:42 pm
fayanora: age play (age play)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] ranka

I kinda knew I'd have a low score. :-( )

I didn't see Moon Phase in there, though. It should've been in there somewhere.
fayanora: Avatar dino (Avatar dino)
Whenever I'm over at [livejournal.com profile] kengr's place, she often does this thing of "Good news, bad news," a sort of game, and it usually is based out of some fandom. I'll give you an example, one I thought of myself:

Good news: The man who killed a dear friend of yours has been arrested for your friend's murder.

Bad news: His lawyer works for Wolfram & Hart.

Your turn, if you want to play!

From OKP

Feb. 6th, 2009 01:26 am
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It is the year 2012. I have successfully gained world domination. However, ruling the whole planet all by myself is nearly impossible, so I'm looking for assistants who each get a part of the world to rule over.

Here's the rules: pick a country or region you'd like to rule over. Of course you cannot pick one that has already been taken. also, you cannot pick all of America (for instance), but only one state. Same goes for Russia and China - pick a region, not the whole giant country.

Once you've chosen your domain:
- rename it to something you like (the funnier the better)
- give yourself a nice title ("his excellency, methastasius the supreme master of sugarland"?)
- choose a residence for yourself (a pink castle with seven towers?)
- make a few laws you'd like to introduce (yes, make silly laws like "blue socks are banned"!)

have fun and be creative!
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1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me!"
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will post the answers to the questions (and the questions themselves) on your blog or journal.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. And thus the endless cycle of the meme goes on and on and on and on...


My questions came from [livejournal.com profile] weishaupt:

1. What kind of animal would you like to be?

Other than a bipedal ape? Hmm... ideally, some kind of changeling. If limited to known Earth animals, then either a raven or a wolf or a dolphin.

2. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Either Canada or Australia or Britain. I'm also fond of Ireland and Scotland.

3. How long can you tread water?

A few seconds at most. No, I never learned how to swim.

4. Aren't you lucky I've stopped recycling all my question and come up with a couple of new ones?

Indeed!

5. Where would you like to be buried?

Who says I want to be buried? If I ever die, I want to be either resomated or cremated, preferrably resomated. Not just resomated, but I want my remains to be used as fertilizer in someone's garden and the resulting plants be sold at Farmer's Market. Cannibalism by proxy!

Kawaii!

Oct. 15th, 2008 02:42 am
fayanora: age play (age play)
I have fallen in love with Japan all over again!





fayanora: Avatar dino (Avatar dino)

Your result for The Steampunk Archetype Test...

The Crazy Clockwork Tinkerer


What is life? If something simulates life so well that no one knows that it is simulated and treats it like it were alive, would that be just like life? And if you were the one to create this simulated life, would that make you a god of some sort? Quite possibly, and that may be one of the many motivations behind your projects. Your clockwork mechanisms started off simple and cute, but as you attempted to replicate life in your machines, you created bigger mechanisms, golems of gears, that do your bidding. You are a genius, but a crazy genius.

Take The Steampunk Archetype Test at HelloQuizzy

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I have a new way to do math that is fun! It's also a cipher!

This number system is based on fruit. Some words of interest:

" + " = "toss"       " - " = "pitch"       [divide by symbol] = "grind"
" x " (times symbol) = "chuck"       " = " = "splat"

All the numbers, cut for length )

Hence, 50 + 3 = 53 would be expressed as gooseberry toss kiwi splat kiwi-gooseberry.

83,920 [divided by] 5 = 16,784 would be
lemon-plum-blackberry-coconut grind papaya splat grape-cloudberry-orange-mulberry-plantain.

Dunno if you can tell, but the numbers are done differently. That last one, if translated *literally* from fruitmath to literal numbers as their position is in the fruitmath, lemon-plum-blackberry-coconut grind papaya splat grape-cloudberry-orange-mulberry-plantain. would be 20-900-3,000-80,000 [divided by] 5 = 4-80-700-6,000-10,000. (the - is a dash there, not a minus sign). In other words, the number is displayed backwards - the smaller number goes first and you work your way up. This is similar to the layout of the math system I came up with for the Mindeodean culture of a possible story.

So I am pineapple-lemon years old!

A funny addition to this system might be days of the weeks, and month names. So here, days of the week:

Sunday = Vanilla
Monday = Caramel
Tuesday = Mint
Wednesday = Peanut
Thursday = Whipped-Cream
Friday = Fudge
Saturday = Chocolate

Months:

January = Coffee
February = Black Tea
March = Root Beer
April = Lemonade
May = Soda
June = Cappucino
July = Green Tea
August = Beer
September = Herbal Tea
October = Chai
November = Cider
December = Wine

Today's date is Whipped-Cream, Green Tea raspberry-strawberry in the year mango-blueberry.

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