Where do you post most of your book updates? Like what your reading and how youre doing in your books.
I do not tend to post what I’m reading anywhere, because some people give my opinion more weight than it genuinely deserves. The idea that my disliking a book could damage it unfairly became such a source of stress that I was finding it hard to enjoy reading, and so I stopped telling people what was on my TBR. If I genuinely enjoy something, I will usually say so; the most common location for such explosions of joy is my Twitter. (Also my Patreon, at the “positivity email” level, but that costs money, and Twitter is free.)
I’m not sure what you mean by “how you’re doing in your books.” If you’re wondering about my progress, my LiveJournal (seanan_mcguire.livejournal.com) is the best place to go, as the posts tagged “inchworm girl” and “current projects” will have the most recent information.
You live in San Francisco right? What are some of the best places to hit up
Okay here we go:
The petite deli, owned by the most adorable old lady and her name is Mrs.Young if you happen to stop by tell her Leah says hello
XOX truffles with every cup of coffee you order you get a free truffle Also quite possibly the truffles are the best things I have ever put in my mouth
City lights bookstore!! Recently it celebrated its sixtieth birthday (happy birthday to my favorite place in the whole wide world) and it has the best hand selected pick of books upstairs their is a poetry room and I highly suggest you check it out it’s my own personal heaven
Vesuvio is the best freaking bar in San Francisco I swear to you
India palace has the best Indian food (can you tell i eat a lot because most of this list is just food)
Take a walk through clarion alley some of the coolest street art that i know is down that way
Go to the institute of illegal images it’s free of charge and so amazingly awesome
The slides at Seward mini park are really really fun also make a great date
Go to the wave organ basically it’s all these pipes and when the bay comes in the pipes make music it’s amazing and my friends and I like to get some Takeout and hang out their forever
There’s so much more but that’s some of my favorite things that tourists haven’t over taken ❤️❤️
If there was a zombie apocalypse the best place to go would be Target.
Lets look at the facts:
Targets have at maximum 3 windows. And those windows are also doors. Otherwise they are giant concrete cinder-blocks of prison like retail.
Target is filled with things to quickly barricade those window-doors. such as entire gazebos, lawn furniture, exercise equipment, etc.
From that point forward all you have to do is worry about the zombies that are inside.
Target has an intercom system, which if accessed by the correct people can be used to quickly spread information and mobilize people to get things done.
Target has a large section of both perishable and non perishable food items.
Target also has a vast entertainment section. (how many societies have collapsed due to conflict spurred by stress and boredom. HOW MANY)
Target’s roof can be easily accessed for surveillance, gathering of rainwater (with the many buckets and mini pools target has. and all water can be boiled in the Starbucks kitchen) and sniping.
Target’s insulation would make the harsh winter months significantly more bearable.
Before the power goes out, Target has sun lights (which is why its not sad inside like in so many other stores… cough Sears cough) so people who have SAD won’t get depressed. Also, Target is large and designed to feel homey so people wont go stir crazy as fast like they do in jails.
When the power goes out, Target has large industrial generators that can be turned on in emergencies like for cooking.
Speaking of cooking, Target has several kitchens inside of it. And once the power goes, guess what Target also sells? Grills.
Target also has a pharmacy. And medical supplies. So, people inside who need meds to function have a hell of a lot longer time to live unencumbered by their illness than they normally would.
Some targets have tools–including power tools.
Target also has a tiny jail. For miscreants and rabble rousers.
Bedding. Real Bedding
Reliable indoor plumbing.
I think you could reasonably live for at least two years inside a Target before completely running out of anything vital– provided food is well rationed. And even so, the only thing you’d be sending out scouts for is food. Everything else would last for ages.
Provided that the population not exceed 200, Target would run out of these things in this order:
Potable water (that doesn’t require work)
Non perishable pre-made food items
Non perishable food ingredients (flour, mixes, etc)
How to survive in a Target: Action plan.
Undoubtedly, everyone will be rushing and screaming in the Target. First someone has to break into the manager’s office and commandeer the intercom to create some organization by shouting: If you do not want to stay and survive in the Target, leave now.
After that’s cleared up and only interested parties and zombies are left. the barricading can begin. Once the doors and windows are sealed, the new goal is to clear the undead from the usable space.The undead can be deposited neatly outside of the truck loading dock doors.
Then, someone needs to do inventory. For the next week or so, food needs to be arranged by date consumed and a rationing chart should be made. Same applies to medicine and medical supplies and toiletries.
After food and water has been qualified and quantified, remaining time should be dedicated to turning target into a large “home”, Bedding should be laid out in one area, there should be an entertainment area. There should be a separate area for children and babies. All of the clothing should be pushed to the side or placed in the storage area, so there is more livable space.
I’m sure people have more ideas but that’s all I’ve got.
I matched with this one guy who was super attractive, and we were talking for a bit, he’s new in town so I was telling him all the best places to go and things. He then asks “what do you look for in a guy?” And I said “honestly? All I’m looking for is someone who is honest.”
He unmatched me right away.
I can feel it now, Randall. This cancer is coming for me sooner than later. I can feel it. Now Jessie can handle it. He’s seen this stuff. He’s been helping me make arrangements; taking me to some of the best state funded nursing homes trying to find a good place to go before this gets really bad.
As someone in the theatre industry this was absolutely bloody brilliant. My god. If you’ve read Performance in a Leading Role this is the Broadway equivelant. I talked my mate’s ear off about this fanfiction so it’s only fair I do this to you guys too.
First off, I would kill to be opposite John Watson in Kiss Me Kate, my favourite golden age musical. Plus having an all male Macbeth is probably one of the best Shakespeare ideas I’ve ever read. Lady M always talks about how if she was a man she could do all of these things like murder and she curses her womanly nature and having her played by a man just helps to show this. Mentally she believes she is male but because she is confined to a ladies role within her society she can’t do anything.
I really don’t have the words to do this fic justice, you just need to read it.
Three hankies at the end but they are happy tears, mostly because it’s over.
The club isn’t the best place to find a lover
So the bar is where I go
Me and my friends at the table doing shots
Drinking faster and then we talk slow
Come over and start up a conversation with just me
And trust me I’ll give it a chance now
“Let us cheers to another Hydra base taken and another mission in the books.”
Bucky held up his shot glass along with the other guys in the team. He took the shot and set the empty glass back on the table.
“Another round on me.” Tony said, gesturing to the waitress for more drinks.
The guys were all having a good time at a bar that just opened near the Tower. After a couple of stressful few days on a mission, everyone decided that a night out was needed. Everyone wanted to get their minds off of work and the stress of saving the world from bad guys to cut loose for a night.
*shouting from the rooftops* THE CLUB ISN’T THE BEST PLACE TO FIND A LOVER SO THE BAR IS WHERE I GO. ME AND MY FRIENDS AT THE TABLE DOING SHOTS DRINKING FAST AND THEN WE TALK SLOW. COME OVER AND START UP A CONVERSATION WITH JUST ME AND TRUST ME I’LL GIVE IT A CHANCE NOW UNTIL MY HANDS STOP BUT THEN THE MAN ON THE JUKEBOX AND THEN WE START TO DANCE AND NOW I’M SINGING LIKE.
pre-Viktor Yuuri (aka: Yuuri Had Resting Bitch Face)
So I’ve been thinking more and more about Yuuri since entering his headspace requires you to enter the Lost Five Years. We can kinda sorta guess where he was while in Hasetsu, but his years in America are just…. the more you think about it the more you’re like—it’s basically that sports movie where the protag changes their life to follow their dream except there’s no fucking climax.
(Unless someone will do the thing of screenshotting all of his trophies and guestimating which ones match which competitions. No I didn’t attempt this. Don’t judge me.)
But… here’s me throwing my hat in the ring of how he was as a competitor.
The best place to go for nearly any of younger!Yuuri would be the younger skaters. Aspects of them, I’m assuming, are mirrors of where Yuuri was. JJ’s fall at the GPF was a direct mirror of Yuuri and the moment where he finally admits what all of fandom knew—You Are One of the Best Six Male Figure Skaters In the World Please Stop Shitting On Yourself.
So, we have:
Since Cao Bin was in that roster for the GPF fail, let’s assume he retired gave up on beating Viktor and Guang Hong now has his shot.
(Also: Please think of Yuuri and Christophe as these goddamn stubborn ice skaters that won’t give up on beating Viktor. Assume that they have random ice skating fans who are their sole fans for the reason of “You gotta appreciate the Final Two. You can do it! (You really can’t)”)
Guang Hong is just… not connecting with this choreography and music. If he wasn’t screwed by YOI being Yuuri’s narrative then he was screwed for not liking his program.
pre-YOI Yuuri: (canon confirmed) Just went with whatever Celestino gave him.
And then you have Seung Gil
Seung Gil is making friends with no one. Which makes his later reaction important.
He does the human thing of crying. A shock for Yuuri, who has spent the last couple days being super freaked out by Seung Gil’s resting bitch face.
Parallel: Yuuri bottling up every single reaction while he’s literally reading news articles discussing his possible retirement and saving it for the bathroom stall, where no one can see him.
Also, it’s been confirmed on the wiki that Christophe and Yuuri competed against each other several times at the Junior World Championship and Christophe has Yuuri’s number. You’d think they’d be tight-knit pre-Banquet Strip Show?
Banquet was probably the first time Yuuri instigated a Friendship Bonding moment.
And then, you have one of the few moments where the show breaks from Yuuri’s very close narration (Absolutely All Of These Moments Are A Gift) and, from Minami’s pov you see:
Resting Bitch Face.
This is what the skating world knows Katsuki Yuuri as, that super serious skater super set on beating Viktor Nikiforov.
Can you imagine being one of those skaters that kinda-sorta knew Yuuri and then being at that banquet where he got drunk and dance-battled everyone??? From any of their povs it would probably be like one of those high school movies where the Type-A Valedictorian gets drunk at a party and finally just monologues all their secret thoughts at everyone.
(Hell, this is also probably why Viktor had no fucking clue who Yuuri was during that “commemorative photo” incident: Not only does Yuuri not look like Ice-Skating-Bishounen!Yuuri, but he’s not wearing competition face. Viktor’s also forgetful. There were so many reasons.)
(That last gif demanded this. But on the note, have to wonder if Hakuba’s ever been to one of Kaito’s ‘heists’ where he really doesn’t do anything. Green Dream is especially coming to mind as Kid accomplishing something, just not exactly what everyone expected. Or, you know. Ryoma or that baseball incident. I’d love to know Hakuba’s thoughts on ones like those, even if he gets that Kaito isn’t a bad thief.)