January 19th, 2017

tielan: (24 - Renee2)
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 08:51 pm
Every year for the last dozen or so, the [community profile] halfamoon challenge has run from the 1st-14th February, encouraging people to focus on fictional female characters that they love.

There's everything from daily prompts to a friending meme to opportunities to meta...whatever you wish. Themes are offered but don't need to be rigidly adhered to - pretty much we encourage you in anything positive you wish to do or promote regarding any fictional female character, or just female characters generally.

There's a corresponding comm on LJ [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon, and you can post to either or both.

I'll be assisting in running it with [personal profile] tamsin - does anyone have ideas, or a willingness to help?
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 09:30 pm
Title: oh, there’s a show alright, but it may not be the one you want
Summary: “So, after months of trying to keep you lot quiet and under the radar, you’ve managed to completely blow your cover, start a manhunt, and declare yourselves gay for each other in just over fifty hours.”
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Sam Wilson, Maria Hill/Steve Rogers
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill
Additional Tags: Captain America 4: Road Trip, Fluff, Vegas marriage, For Great Hilarity, Maria Hill isn't paid enough for this shit, Sam And Bucky Make Mischief, Unresolved Sexual Tension, Resolved Sexual Tension, Past Abuse, Angst, Trauma, Psychological Trauma, Happy Ending, Someone Bring The Vacuum Cleaner Because This Fic Ending Is FLUFFY
notes: The story that got written because the response was rather more enthusiastic than I was expecting...
tielan: (mr president)
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 10:56 pm
Australian site: Do I Need Private Health Insurance? (CHOICE)

The interesting thing is in the results where it details how the public system works vs. the private system, as well as links to 'saving on private health insurance'.

CHOICE is an organisation set up in the late 1950s by the Australian Consumer Association, an independant, not-for-profit, non-partisan group that was dedicated to assisting Australians make the best choice, not just the one with the flashiest advertising. They get their support through customer subscription, and we've always found their picks to be reliable and practical.


Philosophical thought for the day:
A mango tree is not defined so because it produces mangoes;
it produces mangoes because it is a mango tree.