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Sep. 21st, 2014 06:16 pm
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Lissy Elle Laricchia posted a photo:

Here’s a campaign I shot for FaFa a bit ago, I traveled to Europe and spent a night in Paris wandering around alone and peeking into book stores and cafes and tried to navigate airports and train stations without knowing a word of French.


I took a train to The Netherlands and accidentally got on the wrong car going to Brussels and had to sprint down the length of it during a 20 second stop.


Later that week I met up with the designer and her lovely daughter Kiki and had to cart 20 pots of flowers up the steepest stairs I’ve ever seen. We found a snail hidden between the daises and named him Mr Doddles and he lived in a mason jar for a couple days. I built Kiki a fort at 3am a couple hours before my flight home and I spent 6 hours at the Dublin airport sitting at a Burger King looking over my photos from the trip.


I miss Europe dearly and I cannot be more grateful for the experience and the chance to create such magic with such talented people!

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Sep. 21st, 2014 06:16 pm
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Lissy Elle Laricchia posted a photo:

Here’s a campaign I shot for FaFa a bit ago, I traveled to Europe and spent a night in Paris wandering around alone and peeking into book stores and cafes and tried to navigate airports and train stations without knowing a word of French.


I took a train to The Netherlands and accidentally got on the wrong car going to Brussels and had to sprint down the length of it during a 20 second stop.


Later that week I met up with the designer and her lovely daughter Kiki and had to cart 20 pots of flowers up the steepest stairs I’ve ever seen. We found a snail hidden between the daises and named him Mr Doddles and he lived in a mason jar for a couple days. I built Kiki a fort at 3am a couple hours before my flight home and I spent 6 hours at the Dublin airport sitting at a Burger King looking over my photos from the trip.


I miss Europe dearly and I cannot be more grateful for the experience and the chance to create such magic with such talented people!

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Sep. 21st, 2014 04:52 pm
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This fucker is eating my life; I'm writing even while I'm playing the Sims and watching TV.


Chapter Five of “I’ve Traveled All this Way for Something” is up at AO3.

Chapter Five: Day Two

"Kneel up over there," Hunter says, pointing to a spot in front of the big sofa. "Don’t bother getting to your feet."

Buster’s face feels like it’s on fire; crawling always makes him feel huge and clumsy. Neither of them laugh at him though. In fact, they’re not really paying any attention; Hunter’s undressing and Lincecum is...digging around in the couch?

"There it is," Lincecum says, holding up the bottle of lube from yesterday. "Fucking couch eats everything." He tosses it to Hunter.

This has got to be the weirdest household any slave’s ever been a part of.

Tweaking a Paper Me layout (Solved)

Sep. 21st, 2014 09:45 pm
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I'm afraid I'm again trying to do things above my knowledge of CSS.

As you can see on [personal profile] sally_maria, I've replaced the background image, and reduced the size of the space at the top before the entries start, but I'd like to move the title up, so I can reduce the gap further, and I can't work out what is controlling its position.

Thank you for any help you can give me.
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Posted by Mark Liberman

From C.M., a sign in the Sydney, Australia, suburb of Waterloo:

OTW Fannews: Spotting Fanworks

Sep. 21st, 2014 12:50 pm
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Graphic of digital music play screen with text Spotting Fanworks
How fanworks made for older fandoms compare to newer ones, and multimedia’s the future.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1C0ML4a
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Posted by Jen

Whether you're a kid or just feel like one, nothing beats seeing one of your favorite characters in cake, am I right?

And if you've already seen Guardians of the Galaxy, I bet this is one of your new favorites:

(By Tattooed Bakers)

HE IS GROOT!

And just look at all that fabulous detail & airbrushing!

There's been so much Groot love online, not to mention at Dragon Con a few weeks back. Did you guys see that amaaaazing Groot cosplayer I posted on Epbot this week? My jaw about hit the floor when he walked out!

 

Here's another favorite no one's ready to "let go" just yet:

(By The Hobby Baker, photo by Alison Greenwood)

Olaf! Let's just pretend he's singing our version of his summer song.

(Those waves are fantastic, btw; love how the number 5 is floating off to the side.)

 

Groot and Olaf may be the new characters in town, but some classics never get old:

(By Sonata Torte)

Winnie-the-Pooh, and the whole gang, too!

 

I'll admit it: I still love cartoons, and I still really love the Ninja Turtles:

(By You've Been Cupcaked)

Look how cute! And lookit Mikey on his back! D'awww.

 

This next one is for my fellow writer Sharyn, because "it's so fluffy I'm gonna die!!"

(By The Bunny Baker)

That's Agnes from Despicable Me, and I want her stuffed unicorn.

 

Ever see a character you grew up with and instantly get the show's theme song stuck in your head?

(By Richards' Cakes)

"Down in Fraggle Rock!"

 

Time for another new favorite, this time from The Lego Movie:

(By April Heather)

Yay Unikitty!

Would you believe April is just a hobby baker? She made this for her daughter, so I think I speak for us all when I say, "JEALOUS."

 

How about an old arcade classic?

(By Sculpted Sweets)

It's Pac-Man, now in 3D! Great design, great colors.

 

And everyone's favorite Pixar robot:

(By Sweet Disposition Cakes)

Wall-E! Look closely; that "dirt" is actually chocolate sprinkles.

Here's a fun flashback for you: my first Sunday Sweets EVER was of a Wall-E cake.
I also have the Pop Funko toy perched on my monitor, so he can watch me while I work. :)

 

And another universally loved 'bot - though I think he prefers "droid":

(By Mira que Tarta)

R2D2!

Like Wall-E, there are a TON of great R2 cakes out there, but I love the extra details here: the themed number 7, the Tatooine landscape, and those bitty yellow wires on R2's "feet."

 

And finally, from droids to dragons:

(By Richards' Cakes)

WOW.

This How To Train Your Dragon masterpiece needs a closer look, so here are a few detail shots:

He's even wearing a saddle!

I'm amazed bakers this talented don't also go into the clay figurine business. I'd buy some of these dragons for my desk in a heartbeat!

 

Hope you enjoyed your Sweets today, everyone! Happy Sunday!

Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!

*****

Thank you for using our Amazon links to shop! USA, UK, Canada.

Form, function, fun

Sep. 21st, 2014 11:14 am
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Posted by Mark Liberman

In "Pragmatics as comedy" (1/28/2010) I discussed a blog post and two comedy sketches that enact familiar rhetorical structures through a series of self-referential descriptions. Thus Chris Clarke's "This is the title of a typical incendiary blog post" (1/24/2010):

This sentence contains a provocative statement that attracts the readers’ attention, but really only has very little to do with the topic of the blog post. This sentence claims to follow logically from the first sentence, though the connection is actually rather tenuous. This sentence claims that very few people are willing to admit the obvious inference of the last two sentences, with an implication that the reader is not one of those very few people. This sentence expresses the unwillingness of the writer to be silenced despite going against the popular wisdom. This sentence is a sort of drum roll, preparing the reader for the shocking truth to be contained in the next sentence.

This sentence contains the thesis of the blog post, a trite and obvious statement cast as a dazzling and controversial insight.

Jon Wu's "A Generic College Paper", recently published at McSweeney's Internet Tendency, is a worthy addition to the genre.

It starts:

Since the beginning of time, bullshit, flowery overgeneralization with at least one thesaurus’d vocabulary word. In addition, irrelevant and misleading personal anecdote. However, oversimplification of first Googled author (citation: p. 37). Thesis statement which doesn’t follow whatsoever from the previous.

The retention of discourse-structure transitions like "Since the beginning of time, … In addition, … However, …" is especially useful in suggesting the form of a college essay, and would also help get high marks from automatic essay grading software. (Though the software might notice the substitution of noun phrases for sentences…)

 

 

 

 

Play a game with sharks and jets

Sep. 21st, 2014 04:33 pm
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If you were my Windows 7 install disk, and I'd had you lying around in the living room for months, and then had finished installing you (OR SO I THOUGHT) and then put you in a safe place, tidied up the spare room for the foster cat, tidied up the living room and put the desktop there back together, and then I needed you again, where would you be?

ETA: found it. In a small cardboard box full of detritus from the last hardware build, along with the two HDDs I didn't put back in yet after I installed the two SSDs, and forgot I still had. I guess I'll open the case up and put them back in... after I've installed everything and gotten all the antivirus/antimalware/security patches very up to date. Maybe I'll wipe them too. I guess I could pop them back in now and wipe them during the partitioning process. I'm so tired. I wonder if they take SATA cables or if their IDE cables are in the box too.

Daily Happiness

Sep. 20th, 2014 11:10 pm
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1. I forgot to order something yesterday so had to go in this morning even though I wasn't scheduled to work until the afternoon, because the order had to be in early. So that was kind of a pain, but I'm glad I remembered in time, plus this way I got extra exercise riding back and forth twice. :p (Also I'm really glad I live close enough that this sort of thing is possible!)

2. A former coworker stopped by tonight and we got to chat. It was good to see him!

3. Pizza for dinner. :)

4. Kitten has been such a sweet snugglebunny lately! I can't believe we've had her for a month! (She's so much bigger now, too.)

5. We got our employee gift certificates yesterday. They hadn't issued one in a while, so mine was $45! (We get 10% back on all purchases at the store, but rather than just do the easy thing and give us 10% off at the register, they add up our purchases and then give us gift certificates to use at the store.) The only thing is because they still haven't gotten the gift cards up and running, with the paper gift certificates we have to use the full amount at once, so I'm making a list of stuff to get. I don't usually buy $45 worth at one time.

6. Day off tomorrow! I might go in for a bit because I'm still so behind, but I don't have to, and I can sleep in. :D

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