Meanwhile I'm laughing my ass off because, well, om mani padme hum. Not the sound of the chant, but it's literal meaning: the jewel in the heart of the lotus. Mystical people have been staring at this thing forever, because A) it's inspiring, B) it's really pretty, and C) when you're out of your body on a lot of other dimensions it tends to be right in front of your face and kind of hard to ignore. Which is okay because A and B. :D Anyhow, quantum mechanics might like to take a look at the prismatic branch of sacred art. Perhaps it will prove inspiring. Because quantum physics is where magic and science meet, which is why it's cool. I may not be able to hack the math, but quantum physics still makes my existential intelligence sit up and go squee.
On the downside, this means people are getting reeeeeaaaalllly close to figuring out graviton technology. This is about as relaxing as realizing that the toddler has just about figured out how to turn on the blowtorch. O_O
What are some of the hard things you've done recently? What are some hard things you haven't gotten to yet, but need to do?
By = Fayanora
Chapter 39 of The Many Faces of Har--er, Adira Potter is now published!
Chapter title: Hypatia's Gambit
Chapter blurb: Some secrets are revealed, Hypatia uses her Slytherin side to get some information, and Mr. Crouch - gone mental - appears and disappears.
Archive Of Our Own version
FanFiction dot net version (I changed the title at FF.net finally and the links appear to have changed as a result but old links still appear to work so *shrug*)
Big Closet version
Start at Chapter One: "Feeling Sic" = AO3, FF.net, BC
... where some of our entries have gone, why we haven't been posting or replying much, and why we've been acting strangely in general. ^^;
I hope you're all doing okay out there! Insofar as is possible, anyway, omg.
Also Alias drew this new avi awhile back, but I hadn't updated my DW yet. Oops!
I went to U of I. There were parts of it that I enjoyed, and the culture wasn't that bad. But I can see parallels. For me it was more a matter of looking at the way education was going, and deciding not to get involved in public education as a teacher. It was obviously going down the tubes, and that was decades ago; it's infinitely worse now. So too, many colleges. :/ I couldn't stop it. I could sure get the hell out of the way.
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Wolves and Dogs
Poem: "For Whose Sake"
This week there will be a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics.
Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies and has 25 new verses. Stylet enjoys a shower and Valor's Widow starts cooking. "The Higher a Monkey Climbs" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Pips reveals his attraction toward Joshua Tull. "Two Foxes" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. The Iron Horses tell Kenzie what happened to the gaybashers. "A Haven in a Heartless World" belongs to Diminished Expectations and is now complete. Read about family in adverse conditions.
Weather has been mild and mostly sunny. It rained yesterday! :D Currently blooming: dandelions, marigolds, petunias, lantana, million bells, snapdragons, zinnias, firecracker plant, white and red clover, morning glories, frost asters, torenia, purple aster, sawtooth sunflowers, pink sedum, purple sedum.