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Two days remaining to leave prompts for mini_fest!!
Five days remaining to sign up for sshg_giftfest, still spots left for both writers and crafters!!

Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, you know you want to :)

In other interesting news, it turns out that anemones sting you via tiny little hypodermic needles at the ends of their tentacles, if you don't know what to call your academic event there is a flowchart to help you, there is such a thing as color photos from World War I (using potato starch, who knew??), and despite what the ads may tell you, you cannot get an airline flight for 50p:


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Aug. 23rd, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
That video is so funny. Cheered me up no end. Ta!
Aug. 23rd, 2014 03:41 pm (UTC)
It made me giggle quite a lot too :)
Aug. 23rd, 2014 02:43 am (UTC)
The WWI photographs are really fascinating. I'd seen that sort of super-pixilated color process in the past, with the odd dots, but I never knew it contained starch.

The flow chart is hilarious.
Aug. 23rd, 2014 03:34 pm (UTC)
I like the one that ends in "Sounds sketchy. You might want to rethink this." lol
Aug. 23rd, 2014 05:57 am (UTC)
You find the most interesting stuff! The WWI pics were really interesting, I didn't expect them to be so... well colorful. I guess I thought they'd be more faded and washed out, some of them were quite vivid, and the colors seemed true.

Got a good chuckle at the flow chart, but best of all was the video, having just spent months watching airfares and looking for the best prices I could really appreciate the feeling behind it. LOL!

I really wanted to sign up for the sshg fest, but I just don't think I'll have time this year. I'm really trying to work on finishing at least a one-shot for the LBB, (I may be looking for a quick beta... hint, hint, beg, and looks at you with huge puppy dog eyes) and then I'll be traveling for four weeks during the writing time of the sshg fest. I'm looking forward to reading lots of new SS/HG fics though, and hope if the fest continues next year I'll get a chance to do it then. :)
Aug. 23rd, 2014 03:37 pm (UTC)
The photographic process is actually quite interesting; the Wikipedia article goes into a lot of detail, apparently some of the bits of color-filtering stuff end up staying on the actual print, which is part of what gives is that translucent look. Fascinating.

Sorry you can't join us for the first edition of sshg_giftfest, but if it goes well then yes, perhaps next year!

I hope your flights are a nice balance between breaking the bank and having to pay to use the stairs to disembark :)

Aug. 23rd, 2014 10:59 am (UTC)
Fascinating Aida are superb, the Ryanair song is hysterical, but they do up to the minute stuff in their shows. The starch photos were so interesting, the colours have lasted very well.
Aug. 23rd, 2014 03:39 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to find out who this group is, thank you!! I had tried some desultory googling with no luck. Now I can find lots more of them :)
Aug. 23rd, 2014 04:15 pm (UTC)
Not all (most!) of it is stuff you might not want to explain to one's 10 year old/ mother . (Delete as appropriate) I've got one of their CDs around, but can't listen to it in the car as I am usually being the taxi!Mama.
Aug. 24th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)
My mother is on the opposite coast and I have no kids, so I guess I'm free to plunge in with abandon!
Aug. 23rd, 2014 11:06 am (UTC)
OMG, that video!

No kidding.
Aug. 23rd, 2014 03:41 pm (UTC)
I know, right??? Still, jumping instead of using the stairs might be fun :)
Aug. 30th, 2014 04:03 am (UTC)
Thanks for the video share as I slowly make my way back to normalcy after the long con weekend last week (yes it took this long due to the extra coach travel). Wonder if cheap flights include cheap coach buses which I was on too. Ta!
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