Commie this, commie that

Oct. 18th, 2017 10:06 am
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When a right-winger* brings up Communism, they do so only to make liberals defensive and try to force them to deny they are Communists so they will stop making the valid points for which the conservative has no possible defense. It’s the know-nothing’s safe place, like a child who has no response to a confusing situation but “you’re a doodyhead!” Communism has never been a major player in American politics.

When people say they are against something because it didn't work somewhere else, I'm pretty sure that is fallacious thinking. I've seen it with both communism and capitalism. Perhaps the system in question could work, but they did something wrong. Perhaps the country's failure was due to something entirely different. You can't just make such a claim without giving a compelling argument or reason to back it up.

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Shakespeare 4

Oct. 17th, 2017 10:25 pm
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Title: All the Devils
Fandom: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Pairing: Faye/Silque
Rating: G
Word Count: 231
Prompt: 4 Hell is empty and all the devils are here - The Tempest
Summary: Faye's journey starts much as her first one had--with death.
Note: Part five of a ficlet series starting here. Warning for a corpse.

The corpse at Faye’s feet looks too familiar. )

[ SECRET POST #3940 ]

Oct. 17th, 2017 06:42 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3940 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 01 pages, 25 secrets from Secret Submission Post #564.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.

75 Shadowhunters Icons

Oct. 17th, 2017 01:44 pm
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24 Magnus, 11 Alec, 7 Magnus & Alec, 6 Izzy
6 Jace, 11 Clary, 6 Jace & Clary, 4 Sebastian



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75 Shadowhunters Icons

Oct. 17th, 2017 01:41 pm
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24 Magnus, 11 Alec, 7 Magnus & Alec, 6 Izzy
6 Jace, 11 Clary, 6 Jace & Clary, 4 Sebastian



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Marvel is Marvel 2017 Letters Post

Oct. 17th, 2017 10:09 am
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FIC: The Courage Tree [Neville/Draco]

Oct. 17th, 2017 12:03 pm
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Title: The Courage Tree
Author: Anonymous
Prompt: S3 by [personal profile] shiftylinguini
Pairing(s): Neville/Draco
Word Count: ~5K
Rating: NC-17
Warning(s): Explicit slash sexual situations, explicit profanity, first time regrets
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Notes: Thank you so much to my beta, “gjeangirl”! This one is dedicated to you! This is my first time shipping this couple. I hope you like! Title comes from something my mother used to say to me: life is a tree, and each branch is an event that brings you close to the person you are meant to be. You just have to have the courage to climb, and you will discover your destiny.
Summary: Neville’s fallen head-over heels for his Hogwarts co-worker, but he’s lacking the necessary courage at the moment to discover if those feelings could be reciprocated or not. When Draco volunteers to help Neville save his plants in the greenhouse from an unexpected and lingering heatwave, however, this just may be fate knocking on Neville’s door…


The Courage Tree )

FAKE: Fanfic: Poor Dog

Oct. 17th, 2017 02:26 pm
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Title: Poor Dog
Fandom: FAKE
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Dee, Ryo, OFC, Dog.
Rating: PG
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Out for a walk on a windy day, Dee and Ryo come across a lost dog with a rather unfortunate name.
Word Count: 1488
Content Notes: None needed.
Written For: Challenge 206: Name.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.




Poor Dog... )

2022, Mars: A space Odyssey

Oct. 17th, 2017 12:21 pm
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Sounds like science fiction, to be sure. Imagine humankind sending two huge cargo space ships to Mars as soon as 2022. Just 5 years from now. And 24 months later, another 4 ships that would bring the first colonists to the red planet. Sounds preposterous, right? Well, billionaire dreamer Elon Musk thinks otherwise. The guy who turned electric cars into a mass transport and founded the SpaceX company, which created the first private rockets.

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Authors' Note: This review was written before either of us had watched of the second season. It is chock-full of major spoilers for S1, so proceed with caution!

Spoiler alert: we love, love, love this show. )

Round 03 Reminder!

Oct. 16th, 2017 07:57 pm
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Your sets are due October 27th, 2017 by 11:59 P.M. in your time zone.


I still need sets from [personal profile] i_lostmy_shoe, [personal profile] goonies, [personal profile] kencana, [personal profile] daphnie_1 & [personal profile] ayebydan.


If you can not submit your icon sets or need an extension, please let me know.


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A privileged fantasy

Oct. 16th, 2017 11:13 pm
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Longing for the days of yore is very commonplace among people. It could even have positive effects: nostalgia is often a driving motivational force. But some people go too far in giving in to old practices and archaic lifestyles. They reject all scientifically based medicine. They practice alternative healing that has no grounding on science or any provable foundation. They practice "paleo diets", and worship "ancient wisdom", as if ancient is equal to rational or useful.

There are even people who go to extremes in turning their back to modern life. Mark Boyle is one such example, the guy who reject money, technology, electricity, and who believes he's somehow a better person than all of us because of it. At least that's the impression I'm getting while reading his column at The Guardian, or skimming through his books. But how could one practice an extremely nature-orientated lifestyle, and in the meantime rub that lifestyle into other people's faces by using a popular Internet website, writing one article after another on your modern laptop? Sounds hypocritical, doesn't it?

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