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* [personal profile] glass_icarus is starting an ongoing food carnival! Potluck is intended to be a carnival for multicultural and intersectional discussions of food.

* Questioning Transphobia has an article on Raising (Potentially) Trans Children. It's good advice.

* Over at Native Appropriations - An Acceptable Ignorance: The comments were not rude, they were not even unexpected, but what struck me was how acceptable this level of ignorance was. No one was embarrassed or ashamed by their lack of knowledge, no one found it out of the ordinary. They shared without any hesitation, without apology.

* If you've missed it, the AO3 has implemented a 'kudos' button, similar to Facebook's 'like' thingit. Nifty! Also, Fanlore is out of beta.

* Universal Subtitles is a new tool that lets anyone add subtitles/captioning to any online video that has the code installed. The possibilities are amazing.

* Via BoingBoing: an infographic exploring the business of malware.

* Did any of you see the lunar eclipse Monday night/Tuesday morning? We got lucky - My roommates and I went up to the roof of our building around 2am (us central, about halfway through the eclipse) to see it and there wasn't any cloud cover blocking our view. It was a fantastic reddish color, so cool <3. Both Wired Science and Bad Astronomy have info and photos.

* I got my Yuletide story uploaded on time! And it turns out you can edit after the deadline! Which is good because there were a couple of things I needed to fix. I might do something for Yuletide Madness again this year, but first I want to trawl through [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking for wishlists to fill (mine is here, in case you were wondering).

I wrote a drabble for [livejournal.com profile] angelgazing's cuddle!meme a couple weeks ago (Well, I wrote several, but only one I liked enough to post):

“Did you,” Saito said slowly, voice muffled against Yusuf’s shoulder. “By any chance. Drug my hōjicha?”

“I did, yes,” Yusuf replied, shifting on the couch so Saito rested against him with his cheek and not his nose. “You’ll also notice that your phone is mysteriously missing and that no one has come to collect you for your 9pm conference call.”

“How inadvisable. My security frowns on drugging and thievery, Yusuf.”

“It was Takamura’s idea, actually. We’re conspiring against you.”

“And he was doing so well as head of security,” Saito said mournfully. They sat quietly for a moment, the TV quietly showing the News Watch 9 and throwing flickering shadows across Yusuf’s lab.

“Sleep has been...unpleasant these past few nights,” Saito finally said, his precise diction blurring around the edges. “It seemed better to wait it out.”

“I know,” Yusuf said. Sleep deprivation makes you an incredible pain in the arse, he didn’t add. “The sedative is dreamless. I’ll stay with you until you wake.”

“Strangely comforting,” Saito murmured, his words trailing off into slow, steady breathing.

Yusuf glanced over to make sure Saito was truly out, then reached behind a cushion and pulled out a blanket and the latest Journal of Biological Chemistry. Eventually he’d have to call Takamura in to help him move Saito into another room and an actual bed, but for now... He carefully spread the blanket over the both of them, clicked on the lamp on the side table, and settled in to read.
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