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We’re on the move again!
We love where we are, but for over a year we’ve had a bunch of utter dickhead inconsiderate crashing elephantine dysfunctional feral neighbours above us, and (long story short) we just can’t take it any more.
Tomorrow we’re moving into a three bedroom / two bathroom entire ground floor apartment with absolute riverfront, lovely views across the river to the ocean, with a big paved courtyard adjoining the garden and pool. I’ll have a garden again!
There are only eight other apartments in the block and it’s all residential with no holiday rentals. It’s also very private, with no passing traffic and has its its own jetty for a spot of fishing or kayaking.
We’ll still be surrounded by shops and cafes, and it’s only about one kilometre away from our current abode. We have two weeks before we have to be out of here, so it’s not a rush job, which is just as well because we have to organise some things, like furniture…

So today is a packing day, but a stress-free one because we have the gift of time. 😊

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“Everything I’ve done in my life, possibly the best thing was turning Oswald Cobblepot into… the Penguin.”

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Yanbu Al Nabah

Twenty-seven still images (each at f/22, 1/5 sec, ISO100, 18mm, just between 6:24 and 6:25 pm).

Taken somewhere about 50 kilometers off the Yanbu town proper. Few structures are within the vicinity and that smoke spewing thing in the background is the Yanbu Cement Company (about 6 kilometers away). We were in this spot to camp and fish, and also a chance for me to really try and experiment with the GND.

Orange spotted filefish (Oxymonacanthus longirostris)

The orange spotted filefish is a filefish in the family Monacanthidae found on coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific Oceans. It is pale blue with about eight longitudinal rows of orange-yellow patches. In the wild it feeds almost exclusively on Acropora polyps. Orange spotted filefish absorb and use chemicals in the Acropora coral they eat to take on its smell, which cloaks them from natural predators like cod.

photo credits: Richard Ling

Wild (Sidlink Oneshot)

I’m not gonna do an intro sentence because I think the request summarizes this gloriously.

Request: “Did you see that post about Bear Grylls!Link and Total Aristocratic!Sidon? Like prim and proper Sidon gazing adoringly at his half naked BF wrestling with Wolf!Link as Muzu looks on in horror. I’d personally love to see a story about it.” Requested by @absolmon (sorry the normal linking system wouldn’t work for some reason.)

(Here’s the post mentioned in the request.)

Pairing: Sidlink (Sidon x Link)

Fandom: Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild

Rating: T

Word Count: 510 words. (It keeps getting lower, sorry.)

Warnings: Mildly Suggestive Content


Muzu would admit that in the beginning, his hatred for Link was bigoted and unreasonable. Despising him simply for being a hylian was an awful thing to do. As much as hated to admit it, he still held some resentment for Mipha’s death, even though he knew it was out of the hero’s control.

This, however, he was confident was a justifiable cause for his horror. 

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The hypnotic blue spots of a blue-spotted stingray, Perenthian Islands, Malaysia.

It sure is cute. I think it could be the main character of a kids cartoon. Any marine conservationist artists out there? Inspiration right here.

Act 4: Trolls as Manifestations

Homestuck gains complexity through iterations, in plot, setting, and character. As the tutorial character, John’s actions are straightforward and relatively easy to follow, which sets the stage for grander installments. John’s plain house and Dad are followed by the increasingly complex circumstances of his friends. John’s ability to combine items across captchalogue cards (1917) is a primer for combining items via alchemy. If a rule is introduced through John, subsequent iterations of the rule will be more grandiose.

So, an observation: John is afraid of heights. When John slips on a staircase, he flips out (2460). When he nearly launches himself into the abyss with the Pogo Hammer, he has to take a nap before he has calmed down enough to continue (2537). Immediately following both moments of vertigo, massive ogres begin to climb toward John’s house (2461, 2542). The eventual fight with the ogres begins after John looks over the roof of his house, into the abyss (2562-3).

All of this suggests that Sburb is reacting to John’s emotional state (fear) to produce in-game content. This is further suggested by a peek we get at some of Sburb’s internal processes (3419):

Here, we have reference to terminology associated with Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. The terms suggest that Sburb interacts with the ideas in the kids’ subconscious minds (archetypes) and brings symbolic representations of these ideas into conscious reality (manifests the ideas). Like, pipes are Johns’s dad symbol (1974), so LOWAS is covered in pipes as a subconscious reminder of his dad. Or, Dave is surrounded by dangerous sharp objects in his apartment, so LOHAC is full of grinding metal gears to subtly (?) remind him of his awful, awful home.

Even before we reach the kids’ planets though, John’s encounter with the ogres asserts Sburb’s dream-like nature. The “hyper flexible mythology” of Sburb  is essentially the same as Freudian dream logic – Sburb caused John’s latent fear of heights to manifest as real, punchable monsters.

But if you look through Homestuck for things that materialize due to emotional events, it doesn’t stop with imps and monsters. It also includes the trolls.

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