Bite-sized Anti-procrastination

Oct. 17th, 2017 07:26 pm
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Little by little we get over the hurdle, past the obstacle and little by little we make a difference. We may not have the time, the energy, the power or the ability to tackle the whole, but if we examine things carefully we can find the bit that we can do, the progress that we can make - the steps that begin the journey.

In the middle of the week, we have our anti-procrastination day. It's a great opportunity to look carefully at the things we've been avoiding starting and thinking about why we aren't getting anywhere with them. There are any number of reasons and it really doesn't matter what they are, they were good reasons before, but now is our chance to reevaluate and to begin to look for a way past them. Remember - this comm is not about having to manage to complete the whole of a task in one go, it's about finding first the way to start and then the way to continue it until we can overcome it. Tasks don't have to be daunting and beyond us, because all we're looking for at any time is the next step.

Can you think of something that you'd like to begin? Something that bit by bit you could overcome? What's today's part of that task going to be (or tomorrow's if today's is the planning stage)?

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



- See the rest here -

three posts!

Oct. 16th, 2017 02:03 pm
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dc comics [123] ➝ rebirth batfam (dick, bruce)


here at [community profile] probono


dc comics [103] ➝ super sons, misc n52 (damian, dick, bruce)*


here at [community profile] probono


dc comics [92] ➝ preboot and n52 bruce, rebirth batfam (bruce, duke, gordon, barbara, dick, damian)*


here at [community profile] probono


* These two are reposts on account of Photobucket Heat Death!!!

Arrested Development vids

Oct. 14th, 2017 10:01 am
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A few Arrested Development vids:

Gob/Tony: Origin of Love
Genre: slash, friendship, romance
Summary: All of his life all Gob has ever wanted was to be loved. But even though Gob does everything for his family’s approval, he won’t ever be good enough for them. Along comes Tony Wonder and for the first time Gob doesn’t have to be ashamed of who he is…

On AO3: Origin of Love


Gob&Michael: Everything I Do
Genre: gen, brotherly love, family
Summary: A vid about Gob and Michael's relationship from season 1-4, including lots of hugs, brotherly love and also a bit of roughhousing because that's just who they are.

On AO3: Everything I Do


Ensemble vid: 9 to 5
Genre: ensemble, gen, humor, family
Summary: A normal day at work for the Bluth family. - Humor vid featuring the Arrested Development gang and their work ethic.

On AO3: 9 to 5
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Fandom: Chuck (TV)
Pairing: Charah (Chuck/Sarah)
Song: Rivers and Roads by the Head and the Heart
Summary: Chuck premiered over 10 years ago. It still has my heart.
Program: PowerDirector 15

Youtube



Staying on track

Oct. 13th, 2017 10:42 am
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I've most of a day at home with 'no interruptions' (I'm on my own until 12:30pm, and I have to leave at 3pm), so I'm trying to make progress on a number of things. And while I'm having a low pain day so I can do quite a bit of housework, I'm having a high scatty day, and trying to focus is really hard. I'm employing a number of tricks, but would be interested in hearing more.

So the first thing is that every 'task' set is either really short and obvious ('reply to yesterday's email from J'), or has a specific time limit ('spend 20 minutes tidying up the bedroom). This means that I'm getting lots of positive reinforcement, as I've put the tasks in Habitica, and get to tick them off and get rewards frequently. Secondly, I'm putting the tasks in to the list as they come to me, and then making myself do them in order, so that I don't end up at the end of the day having done either the fun or the easy ones, and then hating on myself for having left lots of shit jobs for Saturday, which is already hell on wheels.

Those of you who are also scatty will have looked at my twenty minutes, and laughed at me, because focusing that long? Yeah, I know. I've made iTunes give me an ~20 minute play list, and each time the songs change, it triggers me to think about what the next sub-task is, or whether I'm still on the task I started on. So far, that is working well. It also means that I know what the last song in the list is, and so when it gets to that, I look at the room and work out what the most urgent thing is that I want to finish.

But before that, I'm doing lots of talking out loud, lots of specifying what's next, and lots of counting. So, for example, in the bedroom, there was a pile of wash that needed folding and putting away, and I watched myself shy away from it several times, because it was Too Big (about half a wash basket). So I made myself count each item (15) as I put it away, and that kept me from losing track.

And reminding myself of the rule that I only have two hands, so I should only be looking at at most two things to deal with at any given time, and that the goal is to have done Something, rather than specific things in each room is helping as well.

And my break times are at the computer, but I've moved everything so I have to stand up, and that means that I don't want to linger there, which means that I'm actually getting back on task, because I look at the list on the computer, and then start the music, and then go to the next thing (I've finished three so far, and typing this has been my third 'on the computer' break, having got one of my email accounts read for the last two days)
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Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Pairing: Belle & Beast
Song: Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay
Summary: A fairy tale vidded to a song about not needing a fairytale life
Program: PowerDirector 15

Youtube

Vid: Mia / Sebastian - Someone

Oct. 11th, 2017 05:24 pm
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Fandom: La La Land
Pairing: Mia/Sebastian
Song: Someone by Kelly Clarkson
Summary: What if your someone is a something?
Program: PowerDirector 15

Youtube

Vid: Harry Potter - Renegades

Oct. 11th, 2017 05:19 pm
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Fandom: HP
Song: Renegades by the X Ambassadors
Summary: Harry is not alone. He is joined by Ron, Hermione, the Order of the Phoenix, and Dumbledore's Army to take down Voldemort.
Program: PowerDirector 15
Notes: I actually submitted this for the Challenge theme "Resistance" at vividcon. I didn't actually attend vividcon, so I don't know if it was shown, but I realized I never shared it here, so here!

Youtube

Mid Week Anti Procrastination Time!

Oct. 10th, 2017 07:39 pm
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Here we go, it's time for that starting bell to ring and for us to let loose on the things that will no longer be procrastinated.

So what's it going to be for you? Big or small, easy or hard, tell us all about it. Let us cheer you along, and bolster up that motivation, because while we may not be physically there with you we're out here waving pompoms and believing that you can do it!

In need of a challenge - in deference to my own fatigue levels at the moment - I'm going to say set a timer for an appropriate length of time (5/10/15 minutes) and go for it! What can you get done? Tackle a pile or a task, clean a floor or organising a drawer or just do a bit of washing up until that timer goes.

If your personal goals are higher or your energy is abounding *eyes you jealously* feel free to do multiple rounds of time setting.

Don't forget, every good deed done deserves a reward - so what's your reward going to be?

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Oct. 10th, 2017 09:00 pm
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"I hope he gets the kind of church coffee that relies on faith to make one scant teaspoonful of cheap instant serve thirty members of the congregation."  - [personal profile] sillymouse 

Context is non-believers culturally appropriating churches for nebulous reasons
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The Expanse: Soldier

Oct. 9th, 2017 07:32 pm
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Title: Soldier
Fandom: The Expanse
Music: Soldier by Fleurie
Summary: soldier keep on marching on
Notes: Bobbie Draper character study. Made for [community profile] equinox_exchange Fall 2017, Based on Books.

here on DW | youtube | tumblr | AO3
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Title: Take My Heart
Fandom: The Color Purple
Music: Take My Heart by Soko
Characters/Pairing: Shug, Celie; Shug/Celie
Summary: If I take your heart, I will heal these old wounds
Warnings: none

Made for Equinox Fall 2017: Based on Books.

streaming + download here on lj, here on dw and here on AO3

Not That We Don'tKnow This Already

Oct. 9th, 2017 12:43 pm
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On Canon.  (No, not the camera.)Written by someone named Wesley Morris.

Six Equinox Exchange Vids

Oct. 9th, 2017 01:29 am
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Title: Never Look Away
Fandom: 아가씨 (The Handmaiden)
Music: Never Look Away by Vienna Teng
Summary: 'I want your warm bright eyes/ to never look away/ don't you ever look away'
Notes: for [personal profile] starlady

AO3 | DW | tumblr | youtube


Title: Katie Cruel
Fandom: The Princess Bride
Music: Katie Cruel by Cooper, Nelson & Early
Summary: 'now I've made them change their tune'
Notes: for [personal profile] metatxt

AO3 | DW | tumblr | youtube


Title: Dear One
Fandom: Carol
Music: Dear One by Mary Lambert
Summary: 'Where did you come from, bright star/ What heaven did you leap from, dear love'
Notes: for [personal profile] anoel

AO3 | DW | tumblr | youtube


Title: Born to Fight
Fandom: Hidden Figures
Music: Born to Fight by Tracy Chapman
Summary: 'I ain't been knocked down yet'
Notes: for [personal profile] cherry

AO3 | DW | tumblr


Title: Susan Goes Where Her Grandfather Cannot
Fandom: Hogfather
Music: Possum Goes to Prague by Blackmore's Night
Summary: Susan Sto Helit
Notes: for [personal profile] mithborien

AO3 | DW | tumblr | youtube


Title: Do You Dance?
Fandom: Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Music: Cannon by Telemann by Steeleye Span
Summary: 'Do you dance, Mr. Darcy?'
Notes: for [personal profile] chaila

AO3 | DW | tumblr | youtube

Junk Food Junkies, rejoice!

Oct. 8th, 2017 05:25 pm
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Your humble narrator was once a happy member of [livejournal.com profile] trashy_eats, before departing LJ altogether for greener, less-censored pastures. Having seen a post on the Book of Face that needed to be shared, she went to see if [community profile] trashy_eats existed...only to discover that nothing had been done with the community since it was originally created seven years ago, and that the two other members listed are no longer active to request that the community be transferred.

This, she thought, simply will not do.

...

I promise I don't always write in the third person. Join me in [community profile] trashy_eats_too, won't you?
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"So, fellow ambassadors, where should we designate as the capital, bearing in mind the long history and proud traditions many of our members have and taking into account--"

"The humans will screw anyone, won't they?"

"Um...well...well, yes."

"Earth. If it's not going to be my homeworld, at least make it one where the natives are up for some fun."


As Spock would surely say, the context is only logical, Captain.
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Title: You Got The Love
Fandom: Hidden Figures
Music: Florence + the Machine
Content notes: none
Summary: "You've got the love I need to see me through."

Made for [personal profile] cosmic_llin in [community profile] equinox_exchange

View and download here

Vid: We Are Complicated

Oct. 7th, 2017 05:04 pm
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Vid: We Are Complicated

Music: We Are Complicated, Taylor Swift vs. Avril Lavigne mashup by Raheem D.

Fandom/Ship: Carmilla, Laura/Carmilla

Summary: “Then you come around again and say, ‘Baby, take off all your preppy clothes’– Remember how that lasted for a day?”

Made for absternr for Fall Equinox 2017.

ao3 / tumblr / dw
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Got any Follow Friday-related posts to share this week? Comment here with the link(s).
Here's the plan: every Friday, let's recommend some people and/or communities to follow on Dreamwidth. That's it. No complicated rules, no "pass this on to 7.328 friends or your cat will die". Just introduce us to some new things to read.

Model Hotel Access Info

Oct. 5th, 2017 11:50 am
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Thanks to a link from the Facebook group "Fans for Accessible Conventions," I learned about an nifty guide prepared for The Majestic Hotel, a hotel in North Yorkshire UK.

https://www.thehotelcollection.co.uk/cms/the-hotel-collection/pdfs/the-majestic-hotel-accessibility-statement.pdf good and missing )

Ice | Babylon 5

Oct. 4th, 2017 12:17 pm
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Title: Ice
Fandom: Babylon 5
Music: Ice by Sarah McLachlan (The Freedom Sessions version)
Summary: Susan, Talia, and Psi Corps.
Notes: Inspired by Katharine's vid Ice. A huge thank you to [personal profile] gwyn for sending me a copy of Media Cannibals Tape 3 so I could see Katharine's vid! Thank you also to [personal profile] mswyrr for being an awesome beta!

References to Talia's fate in Divided Loyalties.
Quick cuts and flashes, particularly at 2:20 - 2:22, 3:08 - 3:10 and 3:15 - 3:19.

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