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And now back to work until I fall asleep in my armchair.

Cruddy first drafts: they're not just a good idea, they're inevitable. The trick is in suspending the voice of my inner editor until after I have a lot of consecutive readable prose to react to.

Procrastination 1: I read about badgers today. The American badger is very different from the ones in Europe. This did not come anywhere near qualifying as research. I also read a little bit about Coptic Egypt. That qualified.

Procrastination 2: Climbing gym again tonight, with Mr Pedia and his lovely calves. Climbed a lot of 5.7s and failed on one where I am just utterly and completely stuck about what to do next. This time I skinned my knuckles on the wall instead of my knees. I always leave some blood behind, well-mixed with chalk. While I can't do a pull-up yet, I do have more upper-body strength than average and I have a bit of a tendency to use it to power through moves. When I can't, when it's a question of balance not brute force, I get myself embrangled. And bloody. Well, I will learn.

Climbing gyms, by the way, are full of lovely fauna of both sexes. Especially if you like strong backs and forearms.

Procrastination 3: This Vividcon wank is awesome. Last week's Vividcon stupidity wasn't amusing, but this one is. Marvel as people demand rigid definitions of what constitutes assholery, correctly indexed and tagged to OSHA standards so they can study up in advance before they dare attend a con! Because there's no other way they can figure it out, of course.

In conclusion, you must all go read seldomifever's Summer of Giles posting for today, a little post-Chosen story told as a series of answering machine messages left by Giles for Buffy.
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I found the original discussion about OSHA interesting. Frankly, I'm not surprised one of the frequent posters in that discussion has difficulty being able to tell how to behave in public. I've seen her be a complete asshat to people and not understand why others found it upsetting. Her responses answer a lot of questions I've had for awhile!

That whole thing is ridiculous, but entertaining!
I am coming to believe that that particular poster is a very long-term trolling project. The opinions I've seen her (him? who knows?) post have been past the point of absurdity a little too often, in ways I found a little bit too funny.
Yeah, she does seem quite trollish. I only know she exists because of her delicious account where she left some pretty awful comments about a fic a friend of mine wrote. The funny part was, all the things she took issue with are resolved in the story, but she never finished it and she got really upset about not being told completely up front what the gist of the story was. It was bizarre and really upset my friend so I've had kind of a grudge against her ever since then.

I adored whoever it was on fandom_wank that suggest writing a 500 page manual for her that included things like "Don't impale other com-goers with a spear" and "Don't bludgeon other com-goers with squid." I think someone, somewhere should write it, send it to her and then quiz her on the contents!
Ah, that was hilarious! Also the response that she'd probably come back with "what about octopi? can I bludgeon other con-goers with an octopus?" What we need is a complete list of mollusks she is forbidden to hit con-goers with.

Not that she's going to the con. But just in *case*.
Absolutely! I seriously burst out laughing when I was reading that thread this morning. I want to know if she's told she can hit people with a nautilus, would she show up with one just in case the desire struck her to do it?