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the annals of the nandaverse

(the goat should not have to put up with this shit.)

Hello from the nandaverse, and also, fair warning.
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nandamai
In this here LJ you shall find:Collapse )

If you're looking for my fic (and if you are, thanks for reading!), it's all over here.
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"I have learned a little bit more about my neighbourhood, which is important."
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nandamai
YOU GUYS YOU GUYS THERE IS A GLUTEN FREE BAKERY LIKE A MILE FROM MY HOUSE AND IT'S BEEN OPEN FOR LIKE A YEAR AND I ONLY FOUND OUT ABOUT IT YESTERDAY. LIKE, A FULL SEEVICE BAKERY. BREAD AND CAKES AND PIES AND MUFFINS AND COOKIES AND CUPCAKES AND EVERYTHING YOU GUYS.

(It is closed today of course and it's probably a good thing.)
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Secrets
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nandamai
My youngest stepbrother and I both spent the weekend at our parents' house, for different family things. (His was a funeral on his mother's side, mine an outing with #2 Niece.)

So the parents took us out for a nice dinner on Saturday, and the following happened:

[general conversation about YSB's mother, who died many years ago, and her family]
Stepfather: ... and then, when you were born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome --
Me: What?
YSB: WHAT?

Because this is not the sort of thing that might have come up sometime in the last 40 YEARS.

My family, man.

(The rest of the weekend was lovely, though. I love how socially liberal and pro-choice and pro-same sex marriage my family is.)
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Get thee away from me, kidfic
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nandamai
The fifth thing from the Five Things I posted yesterday wants to take over my life. I AM MAKING LISTS OF BABY NAMES YOU GUYS.

New: Five Places Jack Didn't Want to Go *PG-13* (Torchwood)
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nandamai
Title: Five Places Jack Didn't Want to Go
By: nanda nandamai
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/Characters: Jack/Ianto, some Whoverse cameos
Genre: Angst, humor, fluff
Word Count: ~1,650
A/N: I'm supposed to be working on something else. Of course.

Summary: Public transport and brothels and healthcare and flat pack furniture, oh my.

On AO3

or right here: Five Places Jack Didn't Want to GoCollapse )

Windows question OMG
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nandamai
I HAVE A STUPID QUESTION.

I have some mp4 videos I want to share with my parents who are not incredibly computer savvy. (Though for 70 and 75 they do pretty well.) I have no idea what format I should put them in. Each of the mp4s is an hour long and about 700mb.

The parents have a newish Dell laptop so I assume they have a recent version of Windows. I am a completely Apple-based lifeform and haven't touched a PC in more than a decade.

What the hell video format should I give them? Please
tell me it's not still WfuckingMV.

(I used to be smart enough to figure this crap out myself.)

(It would all be so much fucking easier if my brother and stepfather were speaking. He used to remote manage their computer from two towns away BUT NO.)

Go away rain, you're ruining my plans.
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That poll
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nandamai
Thank you all for reaffirming my faith in humanity in yesterday's poll.

I am rereading a loooong and otherwise really good, well written, grammatical series the author of which is convinced that "'cos" means "of course," and he uses it manymanymany times, and it makes me crazy. You know how mistakes can be magnified in a story that doesn't have many of them? That.

Thus ends my pedantry and I bid you a lovely Saturday. Or Saturday night. Or Sunday. Whatever.

Please help settle this extremely important matter
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nandamai
Poll #1970892
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 24

Q: 'cos is short for:

View Answers
Of course.
0 (0.0%)
Because.
23 (92.0%)
Either.
0 (0.0%)
Neither.
2 (8.0%)

"Why you'd want to live here"
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nandamai
Am now taking both Zyrtec and Allegra 2x/day.

Dear trees, I love you, but cut it the fuck out.
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Such is life
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nandamai
New jeans: skinny when I put them on, boyfriend an hour later. Grrrr.