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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
6:04 pm - fiction - ljidol week 9 - trolley problems
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Monday, February 13th, 2017
8:26 pm - OMG PANGOLINS: 2017 Edition
In April of 2015 there was a Google Doodle for Earth Day with a pangolin in the "e," and a "what animal are you?" quiz where you could be a pangolin, and this was the greatest thing ever because pangolins are awesome and endangered and most people still don't even know that they exist.

So you can imagine my excitement that at the moment the Google thingamajig is a series of tiny games/videos in which your pangolin rolls into a ball and collects stuff in order to show their affection for this other pangolin. Yay!

Apparently at the World Wildlife Fund web site you can make a donation to "symbolically adopt" a pangolin, which means you get a certificate and a photo and a PLUSH PANGOLIN, but $55 is a lot of money for a 12" stuffed animal, and I'm not sure how much of that money actually goes to helping pangolins. Also, the plush pangolin doesn't really have scales, so it looks kind of weird, yet still also cute.

Regardless, I am psyched to see something that will reach a lot of eyeballs trying to raise awareness about this awesome but little-known animal.

current mood: pangolins!

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Friday, February 10th, 2017
6:08 pm - fiction - ljidol week 8 - no comment
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
6:11 pm - fiction - ljidol week 7 - where I'm from
1,104 words

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Monday, January 23rd, 2017
4:09 am - fiction - ljidol week 6 - heel turn
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Friday, January 13th, 2017
2:56 am - fiction - ljidol week 5 - fear is the heart of love
549 words

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Thursday, December 15th, 2016
3:12 am - fiction - ljidol week 3 - brushback pitch
Author's Note: According to Wikipedia, Brushback Pitch is the name of an awesome giant robot which - wait, no...they've undone my edits. According to Wikipedia, a Brushback Pitch is a thing in baseball where the pitcher throws the ball not quite at the batter to try to intimidate them into shifting position. Oh, well. I have chosen to approach this from the "borders and personal space" angle, but I've also appropriated a garbled version of the maneuver's name for the name of one of my characters. Normally I wouldn't bother to explain all of this, but I don't want people to think I've gotten the prompt wrong and only used it to name a character.

Content Warning for whimsical violence.

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Friday, December 9th, 2016
9:16 pm - art - Threadless and Stuff
Wow, it had been a long time since I updated my journal on deviantART with links to stuff I have on t-shirts. Eek. ( http://hwango.deviantart.com/journal/Threadless-Holiday-Designs-And-everything-else-650351806 )

While that's on the brain - I put my Hermit Crab in Gingerbread House design up on Threadless. https://hwango.threadless.com/designs/hermit-crab-in-gingerbread-house

The old holiday favorite Yule Squid is still on Cafepress (t-shirts and greeting cards): http://www.cafepress.com/xmas_squid

And it's not Winter Holiday related, but just a reminder that you too can now be the first one on your block to wear a Library Octopus t-shirt. Also on Threadless: https://hwango.threadless.com/designs/octopus-librarian

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
12:39 pm - fiction - LJidol Week 2 - That One Friend
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
2:50 am - fiction - ljidol week 1 - I need the struggle to feel alive
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Thursday, November 10th, 2016
3:23 am - ljidol - week 0 - "Introduction"
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
4:15 pm - LJidol?
I have grave concerns about the name of the community, but it would be nice to have something spurring me to write besides the rhamphorhynchus that sits next to my computer. So. Fingers crossed...metaphorically, of course, because it's tricky typing with them really crossed.

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
2:54 am - art - Octopus Librarian


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Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
4:11 pm - prompt fill
TITLE: none
AUTHOR: hwango
PROMPT: What are you doing here / Hunting elephants
WORD COUNT: 538 words
SUMMARY: big-box stores have big pest control problems.

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Friday, April 22nd, 2016
12:03 am - Spot the Differences!
I joined a new writing community. One of the recent prompts was "Difference," and...I had this idea...which is not really a story. But it would not let go of my brain, and so here it is.

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
10:55 pm - Hermit Crab in Gingerbread House
I finally finished this! This brings me up to four paintings of fanciful hermit crabs using weird things for shells.


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Sunday, January 10th, 2016
2:57 am - Bats of the Republic
I have just finished reading "Bats of the Republic," a deeply strange book.
It consists of various different things, including:

* Letters written by Zadock Thomas to Elswyth Gray in 1843 while he is
on a mission for her father to deliver a mysterious letter, a task he
must complete in exchange for Mr. Gray to permit him to propose to

* A story set in 2143 about Zeke Thomas, probable descendant of
Zadock. He has been given several documents after his grandfather
passes away, including a sealed letter that may be the letter that was to have
been delivered by Zadock. Zeke is in a relationship with a woman named
Eliza Gray, though in this case "Gray" is a surname given to her by the state
because she is an orphan.

* Letters written in 2143 to Eliza Gray by her father, who was forced to
abandon her to the state due to political stuff and is writing letters
to leave to her after he is dead. Many of these letters deal with
information regarding Zadock Thomas and his journey, which he has been
studying in order to confirm the truth of Zeke's bloodline.

* Pages from the novel "The Sisters Gray," which appears to be a
fictionalized accounting of the lives of Elswyth Gray and her sister.
In this novel there are references to a futuristic story written by
their aunt called "The City-State," which appears to be about the events
occurring in 2143.

...like I said, it's deeply strange.

current mood: Bats!

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Sunday, October 25th, 2015
11:33 pm - fiction - brigits_flame - fight or flight
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Sunday, October 18th, 2015
5:09 pm - fiction - brigits_flame - The Mysterious
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Friday, October 16th, 2015
9:21 pm - art - Demons!
I made something for the Rage of Demons contest on welovefine. Then I set it as my desktop background and forgot I'd done so. Next time I booted up my computer...a little startling, I must say.


Anyway, rate my design! 5's are awesome.


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