Yuletide assignment

Oct. 31st, 2014 05:05 am
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Yeah, this is gonna be fun.

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Oct. 30th, 2014 01:03 pm
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I have three 48-hour all-access guest passes to Crunchyroll.com, if any of you would like to give it a try. First come, first serve.

My non-panicky Yuletide post

Oct. 30th, 2014 10:48 am
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I saw my assignment this morning and I am quite pleased. It's for a fandom I've never written before, my person writes a clear letter and statement of preferences without being too restrictive, and I feel right now I can TOTALLY DO THIS THING!

You can all feel free to mock me in December when I'm panicking about the whole thing. For now I say, YAY!

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Oct. 30th, 2014 07:18 pm
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For the record, I'm mostly amused that someone in the Obama administration called Netanyahu "chickenshit". That's... actually really hilarious. Can we have that guy sent here instead of Kerry?

Yuletide!

Oct. 30th, 2014 11:04 am
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Assignments are out!!! Who's happy? Who's freaking out? :)

Life Under New Management cover

Oct. 30th, 2014 12:57 pm
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It won't be out until spring, but I just got the gorgeous cover for 'Life Under New Management', a Totally Bound book set in Vancouver, part of their Totally Five Star series, set in a luxury hotel chain with locations worldwide.

Love it! The dark haired man is Ethan, obsessive, controlling, lonely, and the blond is Andy, his newest employee, younger, flighty, looking for a stabilizing influence.



Preorder: 20th February 2015

Early download: 6th March 2015

General release: 3rd April 2015

Help Name Three Sumatran Tiger Cubs

Oct. 30th, 2014 11:06 am
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Posted by Andrew Bleiman

Cubs oct. 29, 2014

Three endangered Sumatran Tiger Cubs, at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington, need names!

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140922_pdza_108Photo Credits: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium/Ingrid Barrentine

Zoo staff members are eager to have names for the tiny tiger triplets and are conducting a public vote on a slate of names for the 3-week-old cubs. In the spirit of the season, voting begins today!

The zoo is also releasing the tiger cubs’ first official photos, taken during a well-cub check by staff veterinarian Dr. Allison Case and staff biologist Christy Webster.

The three female cubs, born Oct. 8, are healthy and thriving. They are living behind the scenes in the zoo’s Asian Forest Sanctuary with their mother, ‘Jaya’, who is very attentive to their needs. The cubs, who weighed between 2.5 and 3 pounds each at birth, now weigh in at 7.67, 7.80 and 8.31 pounds.

There is no date set for their public debut, but it will likely occur in just over a month when the cubs have grown a bit more and are not quite as wobbly on their legs. The new family is also enjoying additional bonding time. Cool outdoor temperatures could also play a role in when the tiny tigers come out to meet the public. 

Members of the public may vote on names, which Asian Forest Sanctuary staff biologists chose from Bahasa Indonesia, the Indonesian language. The cubs will receive the top three names. Voting runs through Nov. 13 and the names will be announced Nov. 14.

The public may vote at www.pdza.org/cubs  and can find another link at https://www.facebook.com/PtDefianceZoo.

Once the votes are tallied, zookeepers will decide which name best fits which cub based on their personalities and appearances.

“The birth of the three cubs also presents a rich opportunity for the public to learn more about Sumatran Tigers, which are a critically endangered species,” Goodrowe Beck said. “Every one of these tigers is precious. We strongly want tiger species to survive so they will be there for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren to see and appreciate.”

The cubs’ birth was part of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan for Sumatran Tigers. Goodrowe Beck coordinates the SSP for North America.

Only about 300 Sumatran Tigers remain in the wild on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Their numbers are dramatically dwindling due to poaching and habitat destruction, primarily for the growth of oil palms. There are just 80 Sumatran Tigers in North American zoos and approximately 400 in zoos worldwide.

The three cubs bring the total number of tigers at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium to nine. In addition to ‘Jaya’ and her litter, the zoo is home to Sumatran Tigers ‘Malosi’ (the cubs’ father), ‘Bima’, ‘Dumai’ and ‘Kali’. Malayan tiger ‘Berani’ also lives in the zoo’s Asian Forest Sanctuary. The tigers rotate on and off a number of exhibits.

More great photos below the fold!

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Dear Yuletide writer,

Oct. 30th, 2014 12:05 pm
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Hi! Sorry this is a bit late. Let's see if I can make this any easier.

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It took me way too long to join this community!

Since I don't have time to write, here are various recs for the Season Two challenge:

First of all, anyone would enjoy a long, leisurely browse through the season two tag of redial_the_gate. There are recaps (with discussions) and fanworks entries for each episode, plus various chat transcripts of shared rewatches and diverse meta posts.

Here are some excellent S2 fics, all gen and mostly ep related:

links under the cut )

I also want to link to several older stories that are retroactive prompt fills:

prompt fills )

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