"Steve has found, over the years, that getting tied up really turns him on. Now all he has to do is figure out how to tell Tony."
( tie bondage, tie bondage everywhere )
Here's his obituary at the Economist.
Bill Millin played the bagpipes at the D-Day landings. He landed on Sword Beach, on June 6 of 1944, wearing a small ceremonial dagger and carrying his pipes, with no other weapons on him. He played for his brigade as they stormed the beach, as they crossed bridges under sniper fire; the German snipers later said they thought he was a madman, and so held their fire.
Gentlemen, this is why you do not fuck with the Scottish.
Good on you, Mr. Millin. In the past, I've wanted to laugh, hearing bagpipes. I don't think I will again.
I will not be linking or using my Facebook account while interacting (commenting, posting, otherwise making a digital trail) in LiveJournal. Still just the same old _aura with the same old snark.
Thanks, everyone! Here's to secret identities and personal privacy!
EDIT: Oh oh, I forgot to ask- is there an Idiot's Guide to mirroring posts to Dreamwidth somewhere? It seems like this is a good time for me to finally do that.
Characters: Steve Rogers, Arnie Roth, non-canon neighborhood characters (Scotty, Jake, Mort)
Word Count: 999
Warnings/ Kink: None
Con Crit: Please do.
Summary: A day on Coney Island.
Beta: None, but fiercely self-edited.
Notes: I researched the background for this piece to the best of my ability, but if you spot any glaring errors of history or canon, please let me know! Much love to valtyr for her encouragement. My thanks to harmonyangel for providing me with last-minute additional info on Steve and Arnie.
A “black cow” is an old-timey term for a root beer float.
Now, there's an ongoing debate about violence in video games (and violent media in general). It's a good debate, and one I'm not going to get into here. Here's what I'm going to focus on- the last paragraph of that story (from Daphne Bavelier, author of the study in question).
"As you know, most of us females just hate those action video games," she said. "You don't have to use shooting. You can use, for example, a princess which has a magic wand and whenever she touches something, it turns into a butterfly and sparkles."
/slow, extended blink
Please. Please, please, PLEASE be joking, Dr. Bavelier. Because if not, what the actual fuck.
me and half of my Warcraft guild.
ETA: Edited for coherence.
"Windows could not start because the following files is missing or corrupt
...Huh. That can't be good.
Multiple repair attempts, a trip to Best Buy, and an XP reinstall later, and I have a functioning PC again. I attempted to set up my old HD as a slave drive, but no dice; I'm hoping it's just because I'm missing a particular cable. Keep your fingers crossed for me, I will be extremely sad if I lose all my personal files from the past 6 years or so.
I like being "handy" with my computer, but I wish it wasn't because it kept breaking. >:(
(Oh, and I did finally make the soup- french onion, made with local onions. I served it with mozzarella and lots of croutons. Very tasty!)
6:22 PM: Arrive home. Continue reading World War Z, pages 55 to 101.
7:05 PM: Begin quietly assessing how much food is in my cupboards in case of quarantine slash zombie uprising.
7:12 PM: Start computer.
7:13 PM: Go to "ready.gov" for disaster preparedness information.
7:14 PM: Follow "ready.gov" link to latest H1N1 update from the CDC.
7:17 PM: Check work email to see if H1N1 vaccine is available yet.
7:48 PM: Quietly and firmly remind myself of low fatality rate (and definite non-zombifying properties) of H1N1.
7:50 PM: Firmly put away World War Z for evening.
8:25 PM: Read section about the ineffectiveness of modern combat weaponry against the undead and a river of zombies ("Zack"s) streaming up the Saw Mill River Parkway from Manhattan.
8:26 PM: ....I said, put it away.
( The Cliffs Notes on US healthcare and the current debate. )
So I thought I'd ask people about their healthcare experiences in their countries. I'm particularly interested in seeing the differences in access to care, quality of care, and cost of care between American citizens and citizens of other nations. What do you like about your healthcare? What don't you like? I know my flist has folks from all over. Tell me about your experiences!
( Here's one of the reasons I work at a hospital. )
Fire away, friends! I'd like to hear more than what's being screeched about on CNN.
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Title: "Unusual If Not Unique"
Characters: Steve Rogers
Summary: A look inside SHIELD's medical files.
Author's Notes: Written for the cliche_bingo prompt "documentation". WARNING! Contains dense medical pseudojargon. For the befuddled, "redaction" is the removing or blacking out of sensitive information in a document (Wikipedia link). Edited after posting to fix problems with formatting.
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