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Posted by Josh Cooper

 

No. 1 Star: Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks 

Recorded his second hat trick of the year to propel the Ducks to a 4-1 win over the Sabres. Perry is now tied for the NHL lead in goal scoring with the Rangers’ Rick Nash.

No. 2 Star: Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers

One goal and two assists for the Flyers forward in a tough, rivalry game, a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh. Couturier also won 56 percent of his face offs.

No. 3 Star: Ben Scrivens, Edmonton Oilers

Made 32 saves on 34 shots on goal by the powerful Capitals attack to help the Oilers to their second straight win. Scrivens had to be on his guard all night as Edmonton was also out-Corsi’d by the Caps 66-36. 

Honorable mention: Edmonton’s Nikita Nikitin ripped a point blast past Caps netminder Braden Holtby for the Oilers game-winner … Philly’s R.J. Umberger notched a ‘Gordie Howe Hat Trick’ with a goal, an assist and a fight …  Ducks forward Ryan Kesler scored a goal and won 67 percent of his face offs… Anaheim Goaltender Frederik Andersen improved to 26-5-0 to start his NHL career with a win over the Sabres.

Did you know: Philadelphia’s Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored his first NHL goal in the Flyers win over Pittsburgh. Bellemare is 29. View pure joy in the below video. 

Dishonorable mention: A multitude of Penguins were minus-3 or worse – they included Olli Maata (minus-3), Evgeni Malkin (minus-3), Kris Letang (minus-4) and Brandon Sutter (minus-4) … Holtby made just 17 saves on 20 Oilers shots to pick up the loss at Edmonton … Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby was held point-less for the first time this season … Buffalo forward Sam Reinhart played under 10 minutes for the third straight game – playing 9:51 in the Sabres loss to Anaheim. Reinhart has 0 points in six games this season. 

In praise of urban walking

Oct. 23rd, 2014 06:00 am
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Posted by Terri Windling

The New Yorker, 1925

In response to a post last week, Raquel Somatra wrote:

"I lived on a mountain in North Carolina for six months with no car. The nearest grocery store was 1.5 miles away. Down the mountain, over several hills, through a dark tunnel, passed the old hotel that still has a sign that says 'now with color TV!'... People always think it must have been such a horrific time, to walk to the store once or twice a week and carry home groceries. But I loved it.....There is something about motion and pilgrimage that magically and deeply connects us to ourselves, to our insides, and to the earth. I think I got to know that landscape more in six months than locals who had lived their whole lives there. I knew where you could find pairs of bunnies in the spring, where the robins liked to feast along the ends of the roads, where wild roses grew, that tiny, wild pansies grew everywhere, fairy flowers hidden in the grasses. What else is there than connection to the land, ourselves, and each other? We must do this slowly -- I agree with Rebecca [Solnit]. Our minds move as slow as our feet, there can be no other way.

"p.s. I was thrilled to find that here in Brooklyn, I make a similar journey with groceries. There aren't mountains and pansies, but there are wondrous sights and people, a train, and much, much walking."

The New Yorker

The following passage on urban walking comes from Solnit's book Wanderlust...and it's one that, as former New Yorker, rings absolutely true to me:

"There is a subtle state most urban walkers know, a sort of basking in solitude -- a dark solitude punctuated with encounters as the night sky in punctuated with stars -- one is altogether outside society, so solitude has a sensible geographical explanation, and there is a kind of communion with the nonhuman. In the city, one is alone because the world is made up of strangers, and to be a stranger surrounded by strangers , to walk along silently bearing one's secrets and imagining those of the people one passes, is among the starkest of luxuries. This uncharted identity with its illimitable possibilites is one of the distinctive qualities of urban living, a liberatory state for those who come to emancipate themselves from family and community expectation, to experiment with subculture and identity. It is an observer's state, cool, withdrawn, with senses sharpened, a good state for anybody who needs to reflect or create. In small doses, melancholy, alienation, and introspection are among life's most refined pleasures.

"Not long ago I heard the singer and poet Patti Smith answer a radio interviewer's questions about what she did to prepare for her performances onstage with, 'I would roam the streets for a few hours.' With that brief comment, she summoned up her own outlaw romanticism and the way such walking might toughen and sharpen the sensibility, wrap one in an isolation out of which might come songs fierce enough, words sharp enough, to break that musing silence. Probably roaming the streets didn't work so well in a lot of American cities, where the hotel was moated by a parking lot surrounded by six-lane roads without sidewalks, but she spoke as a New Yorker.

The New Yorker, 2014 & 2006

"Speaking as a Londoner," Solnit continues, "Virginia Woolf described anonymity as a fine and desirable thing, in her 1930 essay 'Street Haunting.' Daughter of the great alpinist Leslie Stephen, she had once declared to a friend, 'How could I think mountains and climbing romantic? Wasn't I brought up with alpenstocks in my nursery and a raised map of the Alps, showing every peak my father had climbed? Of course, London and the marshes are the places I like best.' "

"Woolf wrote of the confining oppression of one's own identity, of the way the objects in one's home 'enforce the memories of our experience.' And so she set out to buy a pencil in a city where safety and propriety were no longer considerations for a no-longer-young woman on a winter evening [as they had been previously], and in recounting -- or inventing -- her journey, wrote one of the great essays on urban walking."

Georgia O'keeffe

Detail from New York Street With Moon by Georgia O'Keefe

Art above: New Yorker Magazine, 1925-2014 (my favorite magazine; I still maintain a subscription), and the glorious New York paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986). I highly recommend Patti Smith's book Just Kids, a memoir of her youth in New York with Robert Mapplethorpe.

Soothe

Oct. 23rd, 2014 04:01 am
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Posted by Robot Hugs

New Comic!

So, this is actually kind of a thing for my partner and I. Nothing calms you down like a good brow-defurrowing.

Transcript below:

Ummmm….What’s up with these hedgehogs?

I unrolled them so they would stop being so scared.

…aaand…you’re pinning Oskar’s tail to my desk.

Yeah, now he’s not so mad anymore.

I’m…I’m confused. You think you can change the emotional state of animals by modifying the physical expressions of those emotions?

Shhh…shhhhh…..there you go. All better.

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[personal profile] taiga13 posting in [community profile] poetry
 Here is consequence, folding its wings
on the fence. Here are your chances. After years
of moving whatever you do
from one place to another in the manner
that constitutes your work, you have to admit
you know what you think. About tonight
not so much fallen as struggling to its feet, gorgeous
in spite of what it's done to you. All
is forgiven. The loneliness composed on the road, after hours,
off-shift, out of it, or left behind, the vindictive
clairvoyance of local law enforcement, protracted
incidents represented by lacunae in your resume,
strategic negotiations pursuant to the project
of getting the fuck out of there, or making
the best of being stuck where you were,
in those rooms now creaking in a forest of outlived rooms
recalled as eras are recalled, their outmoded fixtures
and period costumes, motes afloat
in parallelograms of windowlight. Who are you?
What of you persists? Your life is built on intervals
the way a chord is, on changes that alter you
by thirds, by fifths, in silences the progression climbs
to where each song ends, and the next begins.

There's analysis of the poem here.
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First off, and entirely unrelated to the rest of this post: I keep hearing good things about Jane the Virgin (new domestic show), despite its horrific title. Worth checking out, Y/N?

After vaguely guessing how many manga series I'm collecting these days, I decided to go through and actually tally them up. It's slightly more than I was thinking, although I have to add the caveat that some of them come out so infrequently that it's not surprising that I don't usually remember them all.

The lists here do not include the several series I've bought a few volumes of and then stopped buying until such time as I actually read the purchased volumes to see if I want to continue. I'd estimate there are at least five of those. Maybe more. (Probably more. Maybe ten?) And then there're the couple of series I've bought in their entirety but haven't started reading yet (Sailor Moon, Saiunkoku Monogatari)...

the main list(s) under the cut, with a couple of domestic titles )

Wednesday: kid fell off a chair...

Oct. 22nd, 2014 10:42 pm
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Just before I started getting my teeth cleaned, I got a call from the school nurse...

Kid had ootched forward, the chair tipped, and she landed hard on her backside with the chair on top of her. No damage to her tailbone, thank goodness, but she got sent home from that. (She hadn't realized that she might've been able to stay, but frankly, on 6 hours of sleep and limping as she was... Even without anything broken, I think her coming home was the right -- if frustrating -- call.) Her dad went to get her while I finished getting my teeth cleaned. No cavities, yay!

Whilst at the doctor -- kid wanted to go, and make sure everything was okay -- we got her to do a flu... Well, a flu snort. She has some live virus in her sinuses now. (Very attenuated, of course.) Yay, hopefully we can dodge a flu or two!

Needless to say, this meant that all my best intentions of loading stuff up to edit and write on... Yeahhhh, didn't happen. *sigh* After doctor, there was shopping, then dinner, then cat politics (Friskie might be beginning to accept Flicker, if Flicker doesn't try to sniff inside Friskie's ear... but Dickens is still convinced that black cat is EVUL BASEMENT KAT), then Dickens in my lap being awkward and obstructionist. He is very bad at lap cat.

Havva Quote
Yep, just gonna leave my ninja-pirate friend to talk to the Loch Ness monster while I go see what Jack Frost did to my zombie slave. small My life is average.
--http://inonibird.deviantart.com/art/C-est-la-Mort-0043-204052335


INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

About Dragon

Oct. 22nd, 2014 10:02 pm
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Okay. I'm going to start with this part: Dragon is okay and expected to make a complete recovery.

The bad news/what happened )

All of that is the bad news. There's a LOT of good news, primarily that he's expected to make a complete recovery!

the good news, or how it's going ) The neurosurgeons have cleared him; the trauma docs have cleared him; PTs have cleared him. His appetite's good; he's home finally, about four days after the accident. (To be honest, I'm so tired that days have run together. It feels like two weeks.)

So, he's crazy tough and he's doing really well, but it's been an insane four days. So now I'm home keeping an eye on him, catching up on sleep and laundry, and being grateful [personal profile] tarshaan is here. She arrived here in the middle of this and has been nothing short of a godsend. Clearly we'll go to Gatlinburg another time.

I'm really sorry to be telling y'all all this so late, but everything has been bedlam. (Okay. Most of my in-laws have been a complete and utter pain in the ass and managing them has been horrible.) Any and all good wishes and prayers are much appreciated and I apologize in advance for being late replying to things but right now, we're all sleep-deprived. But he's well and probably going to make a complete recovery and there aren't words for how grateful I am.

Wednesday Reading

Oct. 22nd, 2014 07:37 pm
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I am about 70 pages from the end of The Almanac of the Dead. Be back soon.

[Health] on self defining

Oct. 23rd, 2014 10:25 am
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I have been starting to wonder whether CFS was still a valid label to apply to myself, or whether I was getting 'too well'. After all, pushing it a bit doesn't wipe me out for a full day anymore. Then today I'm in bed at 10:30. I have managed to get as far as the bathroom to take meds, and that's it. Breakfast is still on the list of *urgh* 

Apparently my definition of 'pushing it' was not quite where it should have been. Fortunately it rained, so I don't have to worry about watering the  veggie. Everything else can wait. 

Updates on previous post

Oct. 22nd, 2014 10:04 pm
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[personal profile] sophia_sol has posted an attempted interpretation of Oolon Colluphid Was Right! You should all go there and join the conversation so that I can continue to cackle unhelpfully in the corner.

Also, the breakaway hit from the list of bunnies in the previous post (which I am continuing to add things to, btw, as the odds of me actually winning the challenge go down....) was "Avengers Go To A Drag Ball", because apparently for some reason people think I, would, like, do it justice? ahah. ahahaha. hahahaha.

Here, for you edification, is 100% of everything I have done with that idea in the past three years, since I first came up with it (file last edited Jan 2013):



IIRC Tony's drag name was going to be Lady Natasha Touchamy, because he enjoys living dangerously. (and the Natasha is canon of course.) (Natasha's was, uh, something like Tony Tinydick? I think.)

is it may yet

Oct. 22nd, 2014 06:43 pm
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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON TRAILER. Give it to meeeeeeeeee. I'm sure other people are, like, analyzing it or some shit, but I am just here to enjoy the promise of so many angsty superhero feelings headed our way.

Oh, and: A+ song use, Disney.

When Not to Extend a Scene

Oct. 22nd, 2014 08:32 pm
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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer and I got into a fascinating discussion about when not to extend a scene, based on Part 3 of her story "Clearing the Air."  Scroll down to our comments and you'll see us picking apart why we both agree that Tran's part is finished, even though both of us have a tendency to extend scenes or revisit bit characters. I'm very gratified that we managed to pin it down.  This is a crucial thing to understand for writing complex storylines that may have multiple parts.  
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Title: And Just When I Climbed This Whole Mountainside. (On Archive Of Our Own)
Author: [personal profile] lannamichaels
Fandom: Les Miserables
Pairing: Enjolras/Grantaire, Combeferre/Courfeyrac
Rating: PG
A/N: The title is from So Long, Marianne by Leonard Cohen, because I couldn't resist. Thanks so much to [personal profile] viklikesfic for the beta!

Summary: Grantaire doesn't fuck married men. Enjolras doesn't fuck. Also, there's a baby.


Somehow this grew a baby idk )

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Posted by Greg Wyshynski

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators were due to play on Wednesday night. They did not because downtown Ottawa came under siege earlier in the day, when a gunman shot and killed a solider at the National War Memorial before the gunman was shot and killed inside the Canadian Parliament building.

The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins did play on Wednesday night, and before the game fans at CONSOL Energy Center let Canadians know they’re in the thoughts and prayers of hockey fans. 

They sang to a performance of “O Canada,” which isn’t played before games featuring two American teams despite the majority of players being Canadians.

Here's another vantage point from Sean Gentille of the Sporting News from the press box:

Truth be told, we were expecting one of those “anthem singer drops out to allow fans to carry the tune” moments, which he did during “The Star Spangled Banner” that followed. But it’s the thought that counts, and this was a truly thoughtful moment from these two rivals.

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