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European Games 2015 Schedule

The website was annoying me with its out-of-orderness and military times so I made a schedule. Most of the times are “approximate” because they are scheduled assuming that the preceding event finishes on time.

These are all in PST.

June 13

10:00 pm Sub 1 Qualifications, Team Day 1

10:50 pm Sub 2 Qualifications

11:40 pm Sub 3 Qualifications

June 14 

2:30 am Sub 4 Qualifications

3:20 am Sub 5 Qualifications

4:35 am Sub 6 Qualifications

5:25 am Sub 7 Qualifications

6:15 am Sub 8 Qualifications

10:00 pm Sub 1 Qualifications, Team Day 2

10:50 pm Sub 2 Qualifications

11:40 pm Sub 3 Qualifications

June 15

2:30 am Sub 4 Qualifications

3:20 am Sub 5 Qualifications

4:35 am Sub 6 Qualifications

5:25 am Sub 7 Qualifications

6:15 am Sub 8 Qualifications

June 18 

5:30 am AA Finals

June 20

4:25 am VT Finals

5:20 am UB Finals

5:45 am BB Finals

6:45 am FX Finals

Here is the website with the schedule for MAG as well as WAG

From what I can tell, there are 2 days of qualification which also serve as the team finals I think?
Early Morning Coffee Run (microfiction)

TITLE: Early Morning Coffee Run
NUMBER OF THE AU YOU’RE USING: 8
AUTHOR: TBA (microfiction contest) (all entries)
WHICH TOM/CHARACTER: AU Tom
GENRE: Fluff
FIC SUMMARY: Tom has his earphones on and doesn’t know he’s humming to the song.
RATING: K
AUTHORS NOTES/WARNINGS: I may add another chapter/write something more about this two after the contest.

I hear the chimes sound as I open the door to the coffee shop, my senses instantly being filled with the relaxing aroma of coffee beans.

I walk towards the line that is already starting to grow long as the work day is starting. I stand in line take out my phone, checking for any urgent emails and also looking at the list of work I have to finish today. I look up and I see the man in front of me was bobbing his head up and down and humming. How can someone be so cheerful at this time of the day. And not even with his cup of coffee yet!

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I happen to be reading Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java and the sheer variety of patterns in there is astonishing. McCable Elliott discusses the history of batik, the transition of the industry from one centred on family and court to a trade fabric as well as various influences on patterns like coastal trade and colonialism.

The book has some simple and elegant old patterns that I haven’t reproduced here. These are typically from Central Java (developed at the courts of Suryakarta and Yogyakarta) and are orderly and geometric with a colour palette of indigo, black and soga (dyestuff made from wood and bark that gives the characteristic brown of batiks) on cream and white with the occasional red (see pic 1).  See also X and X.

Soga brown also appears on Eliza van Zulyen’s batik (pic 2). Generally Indische batik employed floral themes and a colour palette that derived from European fabrics, e.g. pic 3. Further the batiks often came with borders and a kepala (the head portion worn in the front) - partially seen in pic 4.

Pics 5 and 6 are Chinese influenced patterns and feature irises in pic 5 and carnations and cornflowers in pic 6  There is a whole history to this that I won’t go into here except to say that many patterns also reflect Peranakan culture.  The Chinese were early adopters of aniline dyes so strong colours appear in many batiks. Again there is a preference to floral patterns and a bright palette.  As an example, see links to the Oey Soe Tjoen workshop - X, X. X. X. See also Oey Kok Sing.

It’s kind of hard to follow the regional changes in pattern for a non Indonesian but the sea themes of pics 7 and 8 is unmistakable. These are from the north coast - Cirebon to be precise. The intermingling of many influences is seen in batiks from this area

Pic 9 is of Indian influenced altar cloth from Lasem. While batik here has a Chinese influence, a great quantity of chintzes went from India to Indonesia in the 17th century and their influence can be seen in some patterns. 

The making of wax processed batik is an elaborate process as the wax goes on and off with each colour application.  While the patterns are shaped by many influences, the basic grammar of pattern laid out on cloth for the purpose of Indonesian costume (sarung, head cloth etc.) unites all the pieces.

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Save Atantis Week - Day #3

Favourite S1 moment: Pythagoras’ confession from 1x08 The Furies

1x08 is my favourite episode of S1, and this scene, right here, is the absolute best moment imo. Not only does it showcase Robert’s tremendous talent (I don’t believe there is anyone who was not welling up with tears witnessing Pythagoras’ heartbreaking confession) but also gives us some long-awaited yet shocking information about Pythagoras’ backstory. And what makes it the most heart-wrenching for me is Arcas’ instant refusal of forgiving his brother.

We can see how much Pythagoras is hurting, how guilt-ridden he is after carrying this dark secret alone for so many years, how the utter betrayal on his little brother’s face shatters his heart. Despite everything, he was probably  hoping that if he had the chance to properly explain it, Arcas would forgive him… but no. Arcas listens to him but still walks away, even knowing that the Furies will kill Pythagoras if he does so. They are both hurting and neither of them knows how to deal with the torrent of feelings. 

Arcas has to learn how to forgive Pythagoras… and Pythagoras has to learn how to forgive himself.