yakalskovich: (Nebra Sk Disc)
I read my horoscope at Free Will Astrology this morning on my iPad because [personal profile] ceitfianna linked to that site. The content is, well, relevant but not extraordinary. But the 'advertisement' for the man's book at the bottom gives me an extraordinary snippet of a radical self-acceptance mantra that is very relevant to my interests:

Speak the following lines out loud:
I love everything about me
I love my uncanny beauty and my bewildering pain
I love my hungry soul and my wounded longing
I love my flaws, my fears, and my scary frontiers

I will never forsake, betray, or deceive myself
I will always adore, forgive, and believe in myself
I will never refuse, abandon, or scorn myself
I will always amuse, delight, and redeem myself
yakalskovich: (Loki)
Found this brilliant little essay whether Loki (Norse and comics and MCU) is evil on tumblr, thought I'd spread it here, too.

Loki makes people doubt his innocence and his villainy,at the same time, which makes him an intimidating presence and someone people are not likely to underestimate or overlook (Loki hates being overlooked). He does evil things because he’s batshit insane, and he does almost-sort-of-sweet things because he wasn’t ALWAYS batshit insane.

[[from here]]

Yep, that rather covers the Milli!Loki I know, as well...
yakalskovich: (Mummy smurf)
Here those that might be interested find a review of a new biography on Niccolo Machiavelli, and how relevant he is for today's political discourse.

Excuse the rough machine translation; but actually, we have come far since the early days when Altavista's Babelfish was more of a joke than a tool. The neologism of the headline is somewhat lost, though -- that's 'de-networking'.


Jan. 23rd, 2012 10:05 pm
yakalskovich: (Medieval)

That has been me, quite often, in RL -- and Teja, in fiction or RP, almost all of the time...

[[from here, on the wonderfully steampunk-ish Tragedy Series tumblr]]
yakalskovich: (Teja)
Here's a link to a good summary of the edges I've been negotiating with Teja and his canon (and its historical implications, which are only getting re-evaluated very recently):

How to be a fan of problematic things
yakalskovich: (Game of Thrones)
This is impressive -- there are bold and sensible human beings out there, too -- thanks to Thomas the Metropolitan for the link.

And I have GoT, episode 1, on DVD, thanks to Falk the Metropolitan and his awesome format conversion skillz!

Now I go and sweep the floor, then buy the makings of a salad.-
yakalskovich: (Teja)
This is totally Count the cat from Milliways when he was young...
yakalskovich: (Domino Dress)
Last Sunday, the Nazgul was here, we took a walk with our Nordic Walking sticks along the lake shore, and then there was this.

Sudden total fog! )

I think I am well on my way to being restored and can safely leave next Thursday, which I will indeed be allowed to do. Five more nights in this place, and then I go home to my cats.

As for cats, listen to this -- thanks to [livejournal.com profile] essayel for the link!


Nov. 1st, 2011 09:55 pm
yakalskovich: (Dead goldfish)
The woman I have come to associate (and curse) as the face of my sometimes infuriating ISP, Alice -- has been fired.

Justly so, for involvement with the Gaddafis.

I jokingly cursed her for an evil slut when my internet went down, never knowing how far she actually did stoop...
yakalskovich: (Discworld)
Oh hai Disc people -- here is what PTerry was on about in 'The Truth' and 'Going Postal' (apart from parodying modern conditions).

Article is in German -- I bunged it in Google Translate for the link. Sorry for the occasional mess they make of things.-
yakalskovich: (Sixties me)
A collection of online dollmakers!

Beware if you tend to get addicted to that kind of thing...
yakalskovich: (OT3)

But this time, it's over art!

[[From here; thanks to [livejournal.com profile] essayel for the link!]]
yakalskovich: (Urquhart is looking at you strangely thr)
Awwww dog!

I had heard about something like that, vaguely, and got some RP mileage out of it here, but it is nice to have a proper article about it.
yakalskovich: (Trilobite)
[livejournal.com profile] e_mily just pinged me and gave me a number of links for knittable trilobites.

They are cute.

And quite trilobite-y.

And here I can learn how to make them. I definitely will!!
yakalskovich: (Needless writing)
Who would have thought that this sort of thing existed in 18th and 19th century Scotland? Well, one probably would, as there are always hints of some debauched places where people went to just like that and got debauched. Young men do that, mysteriously, in the novels of Jane Austen or the Brontë, but we only ever guessed at what they did.

Now we get an inkling.

And I get the feeling that there might be some merrily breeding plot bunnies in there for somebody...

Ignore the drivel about the upcoming royal wedding that the article is referring to, set as an amusing background piece. And thanks to [livejournal.com profile] carolinw for the link!
yakalskovich: (Urquhart is looking at you strangely thr)
Inner!Urq goes guh!

yakalskovich: (Drowning not waving)
It's all just a decades-old publicity stunt of truly geological dimensions...

The article itself is almost thirty years old, and still nothing seems to have changed in the general setup of things. Diamonds are still considered a good investment, and indispensable for engagement rings. Even The Crisis hasn't destroyed the myth yet.

Also, there absolutely needs to be a 'Mad Men' episode about that diamond publicity stunt in one way or another, how advertising creates demand, and demand creates value. Just remember -- style icons of the time, from Marilyn Monroe to James Bond, have all promoted the value of diamonds!


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