So, internets, guess what I spent most of yesterday and a good chunk of today researching? Transtibial prosthetic legs (yes, it's for Idiot fic). That may quite possibly be the most random thing I've ever researched for a fic but God damn it, I'm going to get this damn GK/AI crossover right if it kills me.[/cool story brah]
In other news, I come bearing linkspam:
1) When I first read this
, I thought I was being punked but no, flesh-eating cocaine really does exist. Apologies for the somewhat large, kinda gross pictures at the source, anyone who's particularly squeamish should be careful clicking this one.
2) Ladies and germs, I present to you the highest local authority where I live
. Wanna know what's even scarier? He wants to run for President
And here we thought Dubya was bad, Jesus fucking Christ on rubber crutches.
3) So most of us have heard of the Westboro Baptist
Church, yes (Helpful background link here if not)
? Well, I was already aware of some of their fuckery and, after recently watching a very intriguing documentary about them, I wound up hearing more about some of the godawful things they say at dead soldiers' funerals. Things that made my blood boil (which is saying a great deal, considering it takes a lot to get me well and truly angry).
Well, all that was why I was especially pleased to hear about this
. There are already laws in place to keep these fuckers away from soldiers' funerals, but they're obviously doing jack shit, so maybe this will help a bit more -- provided it passes, of course. I think it offers a tiny, promising glimmer of hope that the government is getting slightly better about separating church and state.
And lastly, as usual, more of the thirty day writing meme!Day Seven: Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character?
Absolutely! I can think of two instances off the top of my head; Harry Potter (Underwater Light specifically) changed my opinion about Draco Malfoy, and several different GK fics helped me go from feeling "meh"/mildly positive about Ray to absolutely adoring the little fucker. I don't know if this sounds egotistical or not -- I apologize if it does -- but writing
Ray in Celer, Silens, Mortalis also helped to change my opinion. He's a lot more fun (and a lot less exhausting) if you get to talk like him for a little while :P
All that being said, have a gif of John Barrowman (at least, I think that's who it is) double-fisting Shakeweights for y'all's time.
"The only gift is a portion of thyself..." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
P.S. - For those who are catching up, I have a thread
going on this love meme I gacked from lemniciate
. Any and all comments, no matter how small or rambling, are welcome and sincerely treasured (even if it's just "<333" or something) and, like I said, anyone who winds up doing this themselves; please do link me to your thread so I can pay back some of the love :)