No Butts, No Cuts, NO BUTTS

Sep. 1st, 2014 01:00 pm
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Posted by Jen

(Warning: Mildly traumatizing cake ahead. Not safe for overly inquisitive children.)


For Labor Day I thought I'd continue one of my personal labors of love:

Convincing bakers to stop butting in on baby shower cakes.

(Though to be fair, it's hard to tell which end we're looking at here. Are those arms?)


Now, see, this next cake was fine. Why dump half a toddler on it?


'Cuz here's the thing, bakers: even when a butt cake is well executed, it still looks, well...



But(t) no matter what I say, you guys just keep making them!

And if anything, the butts are getting MORE disturbing.




Not a butt. My bad.

[evil grin]


That said, some of these are getting SO ridiculous it's actually kind of awesome:

Heck, I want to see this turned into a sit-com. We'll call it Two And A Half Babies. Short Stack here will wear a cute little hat on her waist stump and be perpetually waddling into walls. The other two babies will take turns stealing her boyfriends. Eh?

Oh, you know you'd watch it.




Thanks to Andrea B., Renee W., Anony 1 & Anony 2, Kiri S., & Susanna F. for the rear view wreckage.


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Folder Color is a tool that lets you easily change folders icon color, available for Nautilus and unofficially, for Nemo file manager.

Folder Color Nautilus

The purpose of this tool is not to completely change the color of your icon theme but to allow you to easily spot a certain folder or to mark some folders. For instance, you can change your last holiday pictures folder to green so you can spot it easily, change some important folder icon color to black, organize your music folders by using different colors for various artists, organize your documents folders and so on.

Folder Color was updated to version 0.0.16 today, the new version bringing just one, but important, new feature (along with some bug fixes): you can now choose any color for each folder:

Folder Color Nautilus

The old predefined colors are still available so you can continue to select from the default black, blue, brow, cyan, green, grey, orange, pink, purple, red, white and yellow.

The extension uses scalable icons and supports restoring the original icon (simply right click the icon in Nemo / Nautilus and select Folder Color > Default). However, it's important to mention that the extension only works properly with the default Ubuntu icon theme (Humanity) as well as Humanity Colors.

Note that the new custom folder color should only be used for folders that don't use a built-in emblem (like the Downloads, Documents, Music, Videos folders) because they will look like regular folders after applying the custom color. This does not occur if you use the predefined colors available with Folder Color - in that case, the Downloads, Videos, Documents, Music, etc. folders will continue to use their custom color.

Since the official Folder Color extension is for Nautilus only and the Nemo Folder Color extension wasn't updated, I updated it myself with these changes so you can use the latest version of Folder Color with Nemo file manager in Ubuntu easily:

Folder Color Nemo
Nemo Folder Color

Install Folder Color in Ubuntu

To install Folder Color for Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.10, 14.04 or 12.04, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costales/folder-color
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install folder-color
Once installed, restart Nautilus:
nautilus -q

Or, to install Folder Color for Nemo in Ubuntu 14.04, use the following commands (don't use this PPA in Linux Mint / if you use Cinnamon!):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nemo-folder-color
Once installed, restart Nemo:
nemo -q

Then, to use Folder Color, right click a folder in Nautilus or Nemo (depends on which extension you've installed), select Folder Color and then either select one of the predefined colors or select Custom to apply your custom color.

Important for Nemo (WebUpd8 Nemo PPA) users: the Folder Color Nemo extension might not work if you don't fix python-nemo as explained under step 4 from HERE.

Thanks to Costales for the tip!
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Posted by Mark Liberman

From Nancy FriedmanBilly Collins, "After the Funeral", in Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems, 2013:

For those who can't access the Google Books version, the same poem can be found as the second item in this page at Boulevard magazine.

Previous LLOG discussion of the phenomenon:

"Contrastive focus reduplication in Zits", 6/11/2007
"Reduplication reduplication", 6/28/2007

Wildlife in Britain

Sep. 1st, 2014 11:50 am
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Posted by Terri Windling

Hungry Vole, Oxfordshire, by Jamie Unwin

Brown Hare, Suffolk, by Michael Rae

The British Wildlife Photography Award winning pictures are always awesome. Go here for a gallery of the 2014 winners, and be sure to check out the Young Photographers Wildpix too.

Underwater Toad Ballet, Sheffield, by Paul Hobson

Fox in Grass by Mya Bambrick (age 11)Photo credits are in the picture captions. (Role your cursor over the images.)

Country Rustic Style at Next

Sep. 1st, 2014 06:00 am
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Posted by deardesigner

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the newest Next Superstore in Hedge End, Hampshire. It stands at 60,000 square feet over two floors with a breath-taking atrium to welcome visitors. I could have spent days in the garden shop but there was also a tempting bed shop, lingerie room, shoe room and a welcome Costa Coffee too. Of course I didn’t come away with just a pair of boots! I also came away inspired by one of the themes running through the home and furniture departments. Rustic country. Nothing can be more apt for this time of year. Lots of chunky knits, russet colours and raw materials.

Next Home - Country Rustic - AW14 - [1]

Next Home - Country Rustic - AW14 - [2]

And that crystal drop chandelier is a good reason to visit again soon.

All items from the Autumn/Winter collections at Next.

Daily Happiness

Aug. 31st, 2014 10:25 pm
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1. I had a nice, relaxing day off.

2. Got some manga posted. I'm excited about being just one chapter away from finishing A Child's Child. It's not the longest thing I've ever worked on, but it's the second series I started scanlating, and it's the longest thing I've ever completed on my own, so it feels huge to be so close to done.

3. This month I walked or rode my bike at least a little bit every day, even on my days off.

4. Irene grilled tonight and we had carne asada tacos. *_*

5. Heidi's eye infection seems to be almost cleared up, thanks to the eyedrops. She's also discovered the joy of boxes, as I gave her an empty Cheerios box to play with today. Here she is inside!

Tunes for a Monday Morning

Sep. 1st, 2014 06:00 am
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Posted by Terri Windling

Above, The Unthanks  (formerly known as "Rachel Unthank and the Winterset") perform "Monday Morning" in a pub in Sydney, Australia (2010). The Unthanks, formed by sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, play the folk songs of northern England blended with jazz and other musical genres. Their latest album is Songs of the Shipyards.

Below, singer-songwriters Bella Hardy and Cara Luft team up to perform "Time Wanders On," recorded in Canada  for the EFDSS and Folk Music Canada (2013). Hardy is a folk musician from Derbyshire, UK. Her latest album is Battleplan. Luft is a folk musician from Alberta, Canada, and a founding member of The Wailin' Jennys. Her latest album is Darlingford.

Next, the amazing Johnny Flynn performs "The Lady is Risen" in Cologne, Germany (2014). Flynn is a singer-songwriter from South Africa and Hampshire, UK, currently based in London. His latest album is Country Mile.

And last, Roddy Woomble and his band perform "Every Line Of A Long Moment" in Aberdeen, Scotland (2011). Woomble is a singer-songwriter from Ayrshire, Scotland,  and the lead vocalist for the indie rock band Idewild. (The band's name comes from the quiet meeting place in Anne of Green Gables.) He has also recorded with many other folk musicians, including Kate Rusby, Karine Polwart, Kris Dever, and John McCusker. His latest solo album is Live in the Inner Hebrides.

Tilly on the south Devon coast

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A special bonus this month! Two chapters! So that leaves just the epilogue for next month. We're almost there! :D

Title: A Child's Child
Original Title: コドモのコドモ (Kodomo no Kodomo)
Author: Sasou Akira
Publisher: Action Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: In a small town in Tokyo, the PTA argues about teaching sex ed in elementary school, but what nobody knows is that eleven-year-old Haruna is already pregnant. When she decides not to tell any adults, it's up to her classmates to help her through this ordeal. (Note: This is not loli. Sex happens off-screen and the artwork is not fan-servicey.)

Chapter Summary: Haruna decides she'll tell her mom everything next Sunday, but no sooner has she made the decision than she finds out her grandpa has taken the baby. If anyone sees him with the baby, the decision about where and when to tell may be out of her hands...

Chapter 27: Haruna's Confession
Chapter 28: Daddy Hiroyuki

header spelunking: a what christmas?

Aug. 31st, 2014 10:13 pm
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  1. Tags: Fluff, Christmas, Rimming

  2. Holy crap, I just wrote over 6000 words for a fanfiction.

  3. The first chapter starts with two of my favorite things: with porn and italics.

  4. Tags: Unresolved Sexual Tension, First Time

  5. Derek finds himself in the emergency room one day with Dr. Stilinski looking over him. After getting a good look at the doctor, Derek wanted to meet him again and again. But the only thing he knew about Dr. Stilinski was that he worked in the ER... so, what else was he suppose to do?

    sterek sterek sterek sterek sterek everything is sterek nothing is real!

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It’s time for Stub September on Fanlore! Check out the weekly themes, add to existing entries, & for extra help, stop by the editing party on September 14th!


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