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This isn't Fables. But my bet is it's for the same people who like Fables. -- Bill Willingham

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A post shared by Bridget Kelly (@bomberqueen17) on Oct 21, 2017 at 10:12am PDT

Reunited with my fuzzy darlings, now much less fuzzy and more feathery. Relatedly, I just read an article on how hobbyists treating chickens like pets has led to an increase in salmonella. For the record, I don’t kiss the chickens and I wash my hands after I pet them.
Today’s treat: hard boiled egg! If fed cooked eggs, chickens don’t develop a taste for eggs– but never feed them raw eggs, says conventional wisdom.
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In the interest of Being Excellent and considerate of those who plan to watch this episode, all references to the content of this episode are stashed under the cut and will remain so hidden for at least a month. Someponies like to watch MLP:FIM in herds and it can be a while before they get all their ponies together. 8^) As spoilers are also likely to be in any comments: don't read if you haven't yet seen the episode unless you like being spoiled. When you're ready, drop in a comment and say what you thought of this episode!

After a month, I hope Episode Discuss posts will be so far off the top page that it'll probably take the tag to find them, so about a month after posting the cut will be removed. 8^) Sometimes I go back and drop in little extras into the posts, like comics and links to the music.

This episode was leaked, then broadcast last Sunday in Canada on Treehouse and has now been broadcast at the usual time in the US on Discovery Family.

Written by Josh Haber and Kevin Lappin.

For those of you following Twitter, you can follow writers Nick Confalone (Hearthbreakers), Mike and Will Fox (The Gift of the Maud Pie), Joanna and Kristine (Gauntlet of Fire), Dave Polsky (Rarity Takes Manehattan) and Jennifer Skelly (Buckball Season). Other twits in the early morning chorus may include the likes of Meghan McCarthy, Jayson Thiessen (Supervising Director of MLP:FIM), Andrea Libman , the voice of Dragon Lord Ember Ali Milner, Big Jim (storyboard work, voice of Troubleshoes and Director of MLP:FIM), Mike Vogel and Josh Haber. The hashtag to watch should be #MLPseason7.

Review for episode 24, Uncommon Bond, below the cut. )

Catch the show and throw in your two bits in the comments! Copy/paste your reviews into the comments, spread the wealth!

Watch Uncommon Bond on DailyMotion over here. If you click on "Midnight Sparkle" at that link and look at her playlist of episodes, you will find episodes 25 and 26, which are both part of the season seven finale. Episode 25 and 26 are being broadcast this weekend in Canada on Treehouse. I suspect both will be broadcast next Saturday on Discovery Family, and that will be it for Season Seven! No new episodes until next Easter.

Download links for Uncommon Bond: (I'll fill in the blanks as soon as I find them)
As seen on Discovery Family in 1080p: a href="">broadcast version.
In 1080p without logos: a href="">logoless.
In 1080p, without logos and colour corrected: a href="">colourful.
They're all mkv format files.

Read all the transcripts, including that of Uncommon Bond over here on the MLP wiki of transcripts.

Clear, free, logoless screengrabs from the entire episode get uploaded to the episode wiki within days of broadcast on the MLP Wikia Gallery pages, here.

The links to official channels and purchasing DVD's and episodes are now in the community sticky.
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also me @ me: i know; they’re great right?
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Here it is: Best stuff first

Extremely handy if you follow a lot of people and hate missing anything good. 

Best Stuff First moves the best stuff on your dashboard—mhm!—right up to the top. 

It’s rolling out this week on iOS and Android, and comes with this Help Center article.  

Thanks! ✌️

Head’s up folks! Tumblr decided to shit the bed and go non-chronological!

This bullshit is being rolled out this week and it’s going to be default!

Ah yay, another feature to deactivate immediately!

Has anyone actually ever wanted this bullshit feature in any of the social media apps????? Like I’d rather give all the people I follow the same power posting wise than let the popular ones go first. Ugh

No.  No one has ever wanted this ‘feature,’ with the exception of advertisers!  Because if your posts aren’t chronological, then it’s easier to slip more stuff they ‘think’ we’ll ‘like,’ ie something someone else PAID to go first in our feeds.

@staff Making things like this a default instead of allowing an opt-in is why everyone hates and mistrusts you.

PSA: Don’t install the Tumblr app. Just use your Chrome browser. Works fine. Doesn’t really truly support chat or asks, but, like. You can keep up with your dash. 

Fuck the Tumblr app.

[i haven’t seen any info on whether this is coming to the real site itself, but if it is, ffffffuck! you realize this is optimal for shadowbanning and down-low censorship, and that’s why it’s so widely-used in social media. someone giving you trouble? just make it so their followers see their content last. no one will ever know.]
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For @nicolecooke, my farm sister was wearing overalls so I made her go pose next to the letterpress print you made. Bonus: her daughter wanted her picture taken too.
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I woke up this morning smelling coffee, which was pleasant but slightly confusing: in my house, I am always the first one up, and I always make the coffee, and Dude always pours it when he gets up. That’s just how it goes.

My confusion intensified after another moment, when a rooster crowed. Uhhh… I’m in the yurt. 

(Let me remind y’all, the yurt is my guest-bedroom. There’s no kitchen. I’m 100 feet from the greenhouse, which is 100 feet long, which is 40 feet from the old barn, which is about 100 feet long, which is about 300 feet from the house, across a driveway and a running stream, so, if the smell of coffee is reaching this far, it’s definitely not coming from the house.

The smell has faded, and I know I must have hallucinated it, but it was so weird.

Also everything in this neighborhood smells frustratingly like cow shit. It’s not the farm. It’s the conventional farm up the street, we suspect, which has probably spread manure on a field. It’s incredibly pervasive. It stinks for miles. It’s not us, and neighbors are surely going to believe it is, but it’s not. We only wish we had cows.

[Roosters: I have not been able to hear them all summer, but this week they moved the hen flock back toward the house. Now the hens are straight across from the turkeys, so all the poultry are together. Easier for chores, but I worry how tempting for coyotes. But it’s in view of the house, so I expect brother-in-law will be up there with a shotgun a lot. Can you believe we had basically zero predator attacks on the hens all summer long, with them half a mile from the house? The key is open field, apparently; predators like cover. Counterintuitive.]

Poem: "Death Whispers at the Tip"

Oct. 21st, 2017 12:17 am
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This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls, inspired by the "teamfamily" square in my 5-29-17 card for the Pride Bingo fest. It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem deals with some touchy topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features bald women, messy medical details, references to past cases of cancer, infertility, distracting visions of Amazon life, historic references to dubious consent and inane attitudes, fostering, failed conversions, frank talk about death, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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He saw a personal ad asking for him.

Oct. 21st, 2017 12:39 am
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He felt ill.

He went home.

He felt worse.

He attacked his wife.

He tied her up first. )

Today's Adventures

Oct. 20th, 2017 10:12 pm
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Today we saw the Ikebana exhibit at Krannert.  It was small, but very pretty.  It's worth going if you're in Champaign-Urbana or very close, but not worth a longer drive.  Only the demonstration is listed on the website, but the free exhibit is open Friday-Sunday.  They had many things in styles I recognized, and a few plants I'd never seen before.  Also a style I'd never seen before: bark, metal, and flowers all glued to a flat board.  That was pretty cool.  There were several of the classic spiral vases with two openings.  My favorite, however, was an arrangement which used a big silver dryer hose curled into the same spiral -- simultaneously referencing the very old spiral vase and modern Japan's tech base and love of all things robotic.  It was just SO JAPANESE.  But I bet it's like the Hokusai wave, nobody will get it for a few decades and then suddenly it will be the most Japanese thing EVAR.

I couldn't help think of Terramagne.  People there often weave their hobbies into work.  If you go into a business, you may see the owner's collection of china plates over the door.  Things like flower arranging are often done by clubs, where you can pay a higher fee to take it home to display in your house or business, but a lower fee if you just want to make something fun and then it goes to a library or hospital or women's shelter where lots of people can enjoy it.  And all that stuff gives folks something to talk about as they go through their day.  "Did you see the new painting in Burger Bash?  Carrie's son did a giraffe this time." "Yeah, he's getting really good."

We visited with my parents and dropped off a batch of poetry, already sponsored.  I don't know whether I'll have time to post this tonight or wait until tomorrow.  You can look forward to "Death Whispers at the Tip," "Capable of Stretching," and "A Moment of Atonement."

For supper, we went to a new Japanese restaurant in Danville called Fujiyama.  I am only somewhat a fan of Japanese cuisine -- I love sushi but can't each much of it -- and not at all a fan of flaming tables.  This place greatly exceeded my expectations.  First, the performance area is separate from the regular dining area, so that was a big relief.  People who want excitement can get it without bothering people who want to relax.  \o/  Second, the menu has lots of tasty things to choose from.  I picked out two different appetizers to fill up on (pork dumplings and coconut shrimp) and then had a piece of the sushi that other folks got (California Roll, Spicy Volcano Roll, and Bayridge Roll.  Where things really got interesting: they will make "reasonable substitutions" in the sushi constructions if there are things you can't eat; replacing avocado with cream cheese is a standard  substitution.  :D  I have never found a sushi place that would change anything, they all acted like their recipes were dipped in gold or something.  So if you are looking for a special-diet-friendly sushi place, check out Fujiyama.

My father sent home a bag of 30 bulbs, which at a quick glance seem to be a random mix of tulips and daffodils.  I think I will plant them in the prairie garden en masse.

See "Molly Beans: "Assessment"

Oct. 20th, 2017 09:23 pm
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 I love this episode, especially the fanservice in the final exchange.

Legilimens - art, Harry/Snape, PG

Oct. 20th, 2017 06:15 pm
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New fanart. Harry/Snape.


“Glasses off, Potter. They probably need some thorough cleaning charms.”

“M'not my mum, you know.“

"I can tell.”

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Drove across the state today (after working all morning). For the record a lot of people drive on the Thruway on Friday afternoons. 

Middle-Little was Christmas shopping. She knows the Southerly Niblings best of all of us, having lived with them briefly in Georgia a few years ago. Whenever she visits, the middle boy always asks her to play him We Didn’t Start The Fire on her phone because inexplicably he loves that song So Much. She has thought for some time that it would be good to get the kids some way to play music on their own; we had CD players and such as kids (I had a tape player from the time I was about 10, and a clock radio that could pick up FM even before that, though I didn’t know how to change the station from NPR until about 10), but music sort of doesn’t work that way now. So she found $45 mp3 players, and headphones, and SD cards to expand the storage in said mp3 players, and so us three aunts are going in on that as a gift. (I just pulled the trigger on buying them today because then we can charge them up and get music on them before wrapping them as gifts.)

So I was going through my mp3s. I use a streaming service now, but I have 30GB of mp3s in various hard drives. 

I don’t know, though. These kids are 5, 7 no 8 this week, and 9 no 10 next month. 

I figure that’s too old to just get ‘em kids’ music. I mean, sure, Sandra Boynton, but they’re old enough to want to listen to real music. (Even the little one, she loves to plug in her mom’s old iPod which is in the kitchen and loaded up with her father’s iTunes library circa 2007, which is a little uh sadly dated and way too heavy on the Faith Hill for my tastes but she’s five, she doesn’t care.) 

So… what’s good music for small people??? I figure most classic rock is fair game, and a ton of the 90s stuff that’s still on the radio now, you don’t have to understand it to jam to it. I want to give them diverse genres, like electronica and blues and hip-hop, but like. if Kanye has any kid-friendly songs, they’re not on the albums *I* have. So that’s a challenge. (Dammit Nikki even “Fly” has one very clear “motherfucker” in it.) 

I mean, their dad teaches them swears recreationally, so maybe it doesn’t matter. I’ll have to touch base with their mom.

(She, by the way, has gotten a high-powered job with the Maryland National Guard now, and her husband is currently in Estonia with same, so. Yikes.)


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