archersangel: by nomadicwriter on LJ (peace)
i did this a few times & decided to re-post it.

not just for the holidays, but for any gift giving occasion.

edwardrhamiliton.com the place for books. some of the books are slightly damaged & if you don't mind that these are good bargains. i've bought from them for years and really like this company. the have the added bonus of having an actual catalog that you can have sent to your home, or one of you're friend's homes. most of their orders ship within 48 hours of them getting your order so i wouldn't do last-minute stuff with them.

sock dreams the place for socks & stockings. i've never used them, but heard many good things. if you, or someone on your list, likes unique socks and/or stockings this is the place to shop.

[deviantart.com profile] humon  on deviantart who does scandinavia and the world has some merchandise now. (never got anything from here)

booksfree which is like netflix for books. they have various rental plans for 2 to 20 books at a time. take as long as you want to read then & then ship them back. they're all paperback editions, they also have MP3 & CD audio books and children's books. you can even have a combo plan. they usually have a 50% off the first month thing going on, so you use that to try it.

the guy who does rejected princesses has posters for sale, calendars & cards too. and now he has a RP book with a bunch of new entries.

adagio tea sells loose-leaf teas & tea paraphernalia. they have all kinds; black, decaf, green, etc. & even fandom blends! (it's better to search for the one you're interested in, than to look through their list) there could be more than one for what you're interested in. for example; there are a couple for daniel jackson of SG-1, so read the flavor description to see if it's something you might like. they sell sample tins that make about 5 cups (except for some which are 10 or the ice tea, which is 6 pouches that make 40oz), so you can try it before committing to a larger amount.
they even tell you at what temperature & how long to steep the teas for.
make sure you read the whole page for the tea you're interested in, as some are higher in caffeine than others. (never got anything from them)


a warning

Nov. 23rd, 2016 06:26 pm
archersangel: ("normal")
from [personal profile] twistedchick 
Reposted from my Facebook entry:

There is a supposed survey with Trump's and Pence's logo at the top that is alleged to be an official survey of attitudes toward their plans. Don't take it. Don't fill it out. Don't put your name on it.

It is deceptive to the max. It gives you the titles of bills they plan to submit to Congress, and programs they plan to do -- but these are doublespeak. It does not give you enough information to correctly interpret what you are being asked. The 'questions' are misleading, biased, incomplete, inadequate. For example, the 'infrastructure' plan to rebuilt highways (and that's all you're told -- do you like it or not?) is actually about privatizing them, selling them to individuals and making them all toll roads. But they don't tell you that. It's the same with everything else on this so-called survey -- all of it is 1984-style doublespeak, lies. There is no place to say that you are against anything, just 'no comment' -- so from the start the entire thing is biased, incorrect, not valid for true statistical measurement.

A valid survey would give you options similar to these: Like very much, like a little, neutral, dislike a little, dislike very much. This survey's choices are: Highly important, somewhat important, not important, no opinion. Do you see the difference? There is no way to say you oppose anything, only that you have no opinion -- which is a lie, if you are motivated enough to take the survey in the first place.

Let me also point out that posting it on Facebook is not a statistically correct way of obtaining survey results. Those who reply will be self-selected; there is no way to evaluate the respondents in any way to make sure there is a representative sampling of people from all viewpoints and geographic locations. In a real survey, respondents are carefully selected to make sure they meet the criteria set up by the surveyors -- for example, geographic location, income level, race, political views, age. There is no way to do that online. Respondents are likely to be either rampant Trump/Pence supporters or people who are deeply opposed -- but since the survey is slanted toward Trump/Pence support, anything else won't be measured properly.

I have written surveys. I have done surveying for elections and other purposes. This is not how it is done. None of this is professionally done. None of it is properly organized. There is no way to use this survey to arrive at a statistically correct result of any kind.

I suspect that what this is for is to collect the names of US citizens. I do not know why. But this thing is so fake, so purposely skewed to favor the incoming administration, that it cannot have a neutral or good purpose.

Don't fill it out. Don't answer it. Do please feel free to repost what I have written here.
archersangel: (blah)
from [tumblr.com profile] maxkirin found via [tumblr.com profile] jabletown

from the post:
It’s called Havocscope. It’s got information and prices for all sorts of edgy information. Ever wondered how much cocaine costs by the gram, or how much a kidney sells for, or (worst of all) how much it costs to hire an assassin?

In case you’re wondering, Havocscope is a database full of information regarding the criminal underworld. The information you will find there has been taken from newspapers and police reports.

archersangel: (hufflepuff sheep)
it's time to nominate stuff for [community profile] festivids . i considered nominating some fandoms, but this year they want you to sign up on their site to do it. i don't want to go though the bother of signing up for yet another site.

so if you are signed up or soon will be, could you do me a favor & put some of mine on your list if you fall short of the 10 fandom limit? 

i think they qualify & don't have many fan vids;
NCIS: new orleans
the quest (2014)
ghost adventures
quantum leap
golden girls

and if you're a vidder & get one of these as your assignment, i have some ideas.

archersangel: by helens78 (dreamsheep)

found this chart via [tumblr.com profile] annabellioncourt during my travels through tumblr. since it will get hotter before it gets cooler, especally in the south & southwest, this is info people need. if you don't want to look at the chart, this info is as follows.


HEAT EXHAUSTION
  • feeling faint or dizzy
  • excessive sweating
  • cool, pale, clammy skin
  • nausea or vomiting
  • rapid, weak pulse
  • muscle cramps
treatment: get to a cool, air conditioned place. drink water if fully conscious. take a cool shower or use cool compresses. (i suggest using them around your neck or on the inside of your wrists, where the blood vessels or arteries are close to the surface.)

HEAT STROKE
  • throbbing headache
  • no sweating
  • body temperature above 103 F (39.4 C) red, hot, dry skin
  • nausea or vomiting
  • rapid, strong pulse
  • may lose consciousness
treatment: CALL 911 (or whatever equlivent is in your country) take immediate action to cool the person until help arrives. (i suggest providing shade, maybe getting them inside if they're on hot cement & use cool compresses on them)
archersangel: (books)
found via [personal profile] sixbeforelunch

a small town school in California desperately needs books.
We need racially diverse books. We need graphic novels. We need women’s studies. We need science. We need series. We need film. We need comics. We need music. We need biographies of important people. Looking for Young Adult. Classics. We want zines! Contemporary. Poetry. Everything that would make a difference in a young person’s life. Writers send us YOUR BOOK. We have many non-readers who we’d love to turn on to reading. We need a way to take this tiny area and bring it into the 21st century. We have a whole bunch of kids who don’t like to read because all they’ve ever been given is things that are either dull , dated, or dumbed down.

The students who are excelling are doing so because they have supportive parents at home and access to books and tablets elsewhere. But most students are without.

So here’s what I’m asking. Will you donate a book? A real book. Something literary or fun—something that speaks to your truth, their truths. Something that teaches them something about the world. Makes them feel less alone?

they have an amazon wish-list too, if you want to go that route.

they've gotten a good response, but could probably use more things.

archersangel: (damned)

found via [tumblr.com profile] chromalogue links to finding the word when you only know the definition, when you can only recall part of it's spelling/definition, a rhyming word & synonyms/antonyms

archersangel: (insane)

found via [tumblr.com profile] gothiccharmschool adagio tea sells loose-leaf teas & tea paraphernalia. they have all kinds; black, decaf, green, etc. & even fandom blends! (it's better to search for the one you're interested in, than to look through their list) there could be more than one for what you're interested in. for example; there are a couple for daniel jackson of SG-1, so read the flavor description to see if it's something you might like. they sell sample tins that make about 5 cups (except for some which are 10 or the ice tea, which is 6 pouches that make 40oz), so you can try it before committing to a larger amount.

they even tell you at what temperature & how long to steep the teas for.

make sure you read the whole page for the tea you're interested in, as some are higher in caffeine than others.

archersangel: (history)

the smithsonian wants to destroy a beautiful garden in washington d.c. to make some sort of modern subterranean expanded gallery space, better visitor access and amenities, and office space. with “swoops” of turf, glass and steel park-type thing above ground.

this post by [personal profile] twistedchick has links to more details & a petition to sign to save it.
archersangel: (blue fairy)

MAC cosmetics with have a trek-themed line for TOS' 50th anniversary.

MAC Cosmetics has announced a Star Trek-themed line celebrating the film and TV franchise’s 50th anniversary. And resistance, as they say, is futile.

Set to hit stores Sept. 1 and go online Aug. 25, the collection will make its debut at San Diego Comic-Con as part of an exclusive one-day presale July 21 at the MAC Cosmetics store in the Gaslamp district.

“Star Trek is an iconic pop culture phenomenon whose storylines pushed gender and racial boundaries,” says MAC creative director James Gager of the beauty brand’s decision to launch the line. “For its 50th anniversary, we celebrate each of Star Trek’s powerful women in a transcending, transformational makeup collection.
read more about it here
archersangel: i made this at iconmagic (trek)

if you've been in tumblr you may have seen this: [tumblr.com profile] startrek-365 where an artist is doing one trek sketch a day for TOS's 50th anniversary. other trek pops up now & then. you can even buy the originals!

this site explains it all.

the stress of one-a-day was too much so now there is [tumblr.com profile] startrekscribbles & this post explains what's going on.

a reminder

Dec. 10th, 2015 05:54 pm
archersangel: (USA sheep)
the 3-sentence fic-a-thon is still going on over at [livejournal.com profile] caramelsilver's

it's closing in on 1,700 comments. i don't know how much longer it will go on at this point. so go & leave a prompt (or 2) or fill some if you're inclined.

archersangel: (life on-line)
some time ago i posted some links that might be of use for writers.

well here another one that i found on my wondering through tumblr; the hemingway app. to quote the "help" page:
Hemingway makes your writing bold and clear. It's like a spellchecker, but for style. It makes sure that your reader will focus on your message, not your prose.

Too often, our words are like our thoughts — innumerable and disorganized. Almost any bit of writing could use some cutting. Less is more, etc.

So, the Hemingway Editor will highlight (in yellow and red) where your writing is too dense. Try removing needless words or splitting the sentence into two. Your readers will thank you.




archersangel: (Default)

found via [tumblr.com profile] boredpanda 100+ differences (words & terms) illustrated.  many have pronunciations & a few have definitions. they even have lists for words with different spellings.
NOTE: some people in the comments say it's not entirely accurate in regards to the british, so you may want to check other sources.


handy for those americans who are into british fandoms (or vice versa) or are planing to visit the U.K.

archersangel: (approved)
found via [personal profile] kuwdora

find the thread over at [personal profile] thuviaptarth's


1. Comment with your username, a link to your vids, and the fandoms you vid for (or a selection you've vidded the most for, if you're all over the place).
2. People will comment telling you what their favorite vid by you is, what show/character/pairing they think you vid best, and other positive comments. They can also mention what they think you should vid more of, or anything else concerning what they like about your vidding. If you don't want anything like suggestions for what you should vid more, just mention it in your original comment.
3. Post it to your journal!
4. This is a love meme. No wank, no insults, no concrit. Just the love!


so if you're looking for new (to you) vids you want to tell your favorite vidder how much you like a particular vid, go check it out.

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