ysobel: (Default)
Okay, https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/21/world/womens-march-pictures.html?_r=3 is fucking awesome -- women's marches on every continent, including Antarctica.

Sometimes the world sucks, but sometimes there's stuff like this.
ysobel: (Default)
I can't find the code to embed it directly -- YouTube isn't giving me anything codelike to share, just the link itself -- but this video is freaking amazing. It's a place in Mexico that makes thread for knitting/crocheting out of the leaves of a particular plant (and I was vastly amused at their using a big cactus to card the fibers before spinning). The video shows the whole process: harvest, prep, fiber extraction, prep, spinning, and knitting/crocheting. Audio is in Spanish with English subtitles.

ETA embed:


Jul. 25th, 2016 07:16 pm
ysobel: Pink bunny (bunny comics), drawing a bunny (art)
...this may be of interest to some of you! (usual kickstarter caveat applies, in that the product isn't guaranteed despite being funded, but.)

Lazy-Ass Cats: A Coloring Book for Adults - http://kck.st/2aa2Yk1 -- 22 days left
ysobel: (easily distracted)
I have lost most of this afternoon / evening to a (NSFW) series of blog posts mocking Cosmo.

I am not sorry.

At all.
ysobel: (Default)
Via [personal profile] vass, Mortifying things we used to believe.

I may or may not identify with some of these... :D

(I also used to think that people were silly for paying off credit cards, when all you had to do was get a second one and pay for A with B and pay for B with A and just keep bouncing them back and forth forever. Which is not quite as amusing as some.)


Mar. 4th, 2013 07:44 pm
ysobel: (batman)

...I disagree with the pronunciation of "wat", but otherwise this is awesome.


Dec. 13th, 2012 07:05 pm
ysobel: (yarn)
I can has a christmas tree! \o/ Wanted a real one. Got one that's a bit taller than person height but not much (it was classed as 5-6' and I am a horrible judge of exact heights) and nice and full and pretty.

There is a slight problem, though, that my collection of ornaments, almost all of which were acquired pre-pet, are, er, not the best to use given the current pet situation. (The cat would be okay as long as I kept the bottom foot or so free of possibly-breakable ornaments, but with a dog that has a very enthusiastic tail? yeahhhh not so much.)

On the other hand, I have plenty of yarn that's in reds and greens and whites. And I have a crochet hook. The obvious solution? Crochet myself some ornaments.

However, Firefox does not like me having fifty skajillion tabs open, so ... here, have a list!

links )
ysobel: (yarn)
...to the interests of any yarncrafters with cats. NOT THAT I KNOW ANY OF THOSE, ahem.

ysobel: (sugar high)
I can has BIRTHDAY!

...or, you know, bitrdhay. Whatever. :D

(No, that's not my cake; I stole it shamefully from Cake Wrecks. After spending half an hour going through old posts and giggling hysterically at all the various, and varied, (myjiant)birthday cakes.)

(and hey, at least it didn't come paired with this sign)

<3 to you all, and thanks for the birthday wishes!
ysobel: A kitten on a piano keyboard (music)
First choir rehearsal today -- we're singing at the convocation tomorrow, fuckknowswhy. National anthem (in 8-part harmony and with Proper Vowels or we shall be beaten about the head with our conductor's baton) and the university alma mater song thing that I have never before heard and probably never will again.

One of the people there had on this shirt.

description )


Also, this one. And this and this and this and this. (And these even though I do NOT need more journaly type things.)
ysobel: (Default)
If you are a language person, go read this, post and comments.

Paashaasschaamhaarverzamelaarsmaand ftw.

Also, I want an excuse to use Världsherraväldeövertagande as a tag >_>
ysobel: (batman)
Whee, I can has guest article at How To Cope With Pain Blog :D

(I am big dork. Hence the icon \o/)
ysobel: (learning german)
Amusement of the day: browsing TVTropes and having one of the banner ads be for a book by [livejournal.com profile] suricattus. (I usually have banner-ad blindness, but some part of my brain /did/ see that ad and recognize it [the cover art and book name in combination] and bring it to conscious attention.)

Said TVT browsing also led me to http://sswftapa.blogspot.com/2007/01/lord-of-errors-or-who-really-killed.html, which is hilarious and painful. ("... the very last bastions of the mighty woodland reaches of the Elder Days, where the Firstborn One mooed while the race of Men were still asleep")

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a translator of books. I still want that, but I don't know that I'll ever have a good enough knowledge of another language to do it /right/.


Apr. 15th, 2010 01:19 pm
ysobel: A pony in front of a fruit loops box (fruit loop pony)
If I had infinite money, I would so get one a couple of these.

(Not that I need it, but, y'know. I am a six year old sometimes. *pony glee*)
ysobel: (wow: ooh shiny)
This will never stop being funny.

(It's WoW humor, and it helps if you're familiar with Ulduar. If not, it might be good to know that there is a part of Ulduar where there is an unpassable ravine ... that conveniently has a boss, Kologarn, standing/floating/wtfever in the ravine, and when your group kills Kolo, he conveniently dies in such a way that he forms a bridge into the next part of Ulduar. ...of course, you could probably guess that from context anyway, but it's fun to over-explain jokes!
ysobel: (easily distracted)
today's Two Lumps is totally awesome.


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