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Now Kurt is trying to work and I'm slapping stuff on his hands with my little spatula, it's great

re: My stupid star trek series pitch 

I'm also fond of the idea that Sarah, who developed medical instrumentation and stuff, would feel more fulfilled in retirement because she would get to play with her own toys and keep tinkering with them but Robert would mostly feel left behind and start to realize he's become cranky and over critical, and take up making small toys.

You actually don't have to change much to make this series work. πŸ˜† Far worse has been retconned.

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re: My stupid star trek series pitch 

I'm having so much fun creating stories for this XD

We don't actually know that much about Nechayev, but we see her almost exclusively on matters relating to the Cardassians and the Maquis. By then, she's actually meant a to be a bit older than the actress looked, and maybe heading up treaty and stuff and operations in the area would be her passion project someday.

Also she had a dog but had to leave it behind so April found her a cute shoulder lizard thing from Gemulon V. She wasn't allowed off the ship because no full survey of the planet's biosphere had ever been done but when the little guy stowed away and after some isolation, it was decided that he was safe to be her companion. Turns out he had a tendency to try to chew on the duotronic enhancers and ran off in the middle of a marketplace to sit on a firestone, but we later reflect on how no matter how much we love our families, some needs must be met to be happy (and Nechayev joins virtual school with other kids).

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My stupid star trek series pitch 

So, young Robert April, he's overseeing the Enterprise construction, we think we're going to see his adventures with Pike.

But what we actually see is his relationship with Sarah. A love of learning about new cultures and a fight to make his an exploration mission. The future is before him. And then... it's not. He's had his time as captain of the Enterprise. He's seen his new worlds and new civilizations, and been admiral and been forced into retirement.

But! Thanks to the magic of the animated series, Bob and Sarah April are suddenly young again! They take new paths, use what they've learn, make it count. But this time, they absolutely refuse to retire. Our two old folks buy a small craft and go see all the places they never got to see!

And on their adventures they make it all the way out to a quasi-legal federation outpost in Bajor... Just in time for the invasion. Left alive is only little newly-orphaned Alynna Nechayev, and they're going to show her the stars.

Food, for health 

Someone recommended putting a spoonful with the extra we're supposed to get (the recommended is 6-10g compared to general population limit of 2g) into a sandwich baggie and just add it throughout the day to whichever foods tolerate it well. Last night the big winner was the cooked carrots... I don't like cooked carrots, but they got real interesting with lots of extra salt, pepper and paprika

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Food, for health 

What I am actually eating this morning is fucking combos instead of the cereal or pastry I want

I was real damn unsteady this morning, have been having trouble getting in enough salt even with the electrolyte supplements. It's real hard to find other ways to get it in without eating food like this that I don't really want. :P I'm glad I discovered that air-dried shin ramyun stuff, some light noodles and then drink all the soup, that's not too bad

I know I'm hella low because I'm drinking a can of V8 right now and it doesn't taste salty at all :P

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I did not grow up eating pizza (except the occasional pizza hut one for a good report card or reading all summer)

I nonetheless have a straight up core memory associated with that one pizza from Goofy Movie
You know the one, that one that defied physics entirely

Someone made it

I'd eat like four bites and fall over but it would be worth it

This is also the point where I should point out that you absolutely can have someone draft a custom bra pattern for you and sew a standard, well-constructed underwire bra for you from scratch. Such services do exist. The prices I've seen range from $450-$800 per bra. At that point, without a very specific reason for the purchase, I think most of us would say that service effectively does not exist. But it does make me wonder what we could do if we set people with cutting gizmos and such up with people who are willing to iterate on cut patterns and get theirs right, open sourcing their custom sizes for others with similar shapes to try to adjust. As it stands, I can't simply go to Jo-Ann's and buy a bra pattern that could be sized up that far in any sensible way, but a homebrew set of "bra: DDD-G, H-J +custom band sizing" digital patterns which have gotten over the worst of the translation would give people a starting point, at least.

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I think the thing pissing me off most in the lingerie access world today is that I've never seen shapewear cut for larger cup sizes. If you want a bra that fits, but you really want kind of a midsection shaper, maybe a full bodysuit affair, something you can just throw on that handles everything at once?

That tops out at a DD. I saw a 48 today. I think 48DD is actually the exact size a lot of people *think* they wear because it's often the largest they can try on and no, it's not cutting into their flesh, but they are actually more like a 42I or a 44G or something... and you can't get those. Well, who the hell do they think would appreciate some extra support?

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It's always the same spread, like 34-42 in any cup size you want, or any band size but only in a D or DD. It's astonishing that we have not jointly raised hell to demand this industry create everything custom.

Actually, it's weird that we don't have more "give us your dimensions and we'll laser-cut and sew you something" businesses by now. The only place I have seen doing that sells jeans.

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"Curve Focused Since 1921
Bras for every body in band sizes 30-58, cup sizes B-K." :blobcataww:

" More Sizes Are in the Works
Oh, no! We don't have your size right now, but we're always adding more to our collection. Sign up below to be the first to know when your size becomes available."

Yeah that's what I thought. :blobcatknife:

Strange New Worlds poll 

Seriously, we've gotten 5 minutes with the Shepherds, we see the one dude, he's being an ass the whole time, but he's my favorite new alien since the Cardassians

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Strange New Worlds poll 

Best part of new series?

I tried to break my face trying to put a fan in the window, let's do very low stakes stuff for awhile

Woo and now I have an adorable textured lob because I finally got bored of my wolf cut

And there's a whole lot of hair on the bathroom floor that I'm much too cute to pick up

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I used Olaplex for the first time tonight and it is worth every damn penny

I did some research after this post and nope, still not gonna do the eye cream thing. The one to match the set I've been using is $36 for 50 individually wrapped 1mL packets, which is nuts.

The individual packaging bit also really hammers home why eye cream sucks so much. It's ridiculously unhygienic for the one part of your routine that needs to stay sterile. It usually feels nice, texture-wise, this buttery and luxurious cream that pats in. But it's kind of a gross way to deliver the same ingredients as your regular moisturizer, and I think part of why I really don't like it that it's invariably wrapped up in how our skin is *bad.* It makes claims about wrinkles, and aging, and dark circles, and puffy undereyes, when those are all hit incidentally by things which are already good for your skin and should be in your skincare. You should take care of the eye area because it's extremely sensitive, thin, delicate skin that surrounds your damn eyes. Of course the condition of that skin matters.

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I mean, I guess I'm on Team No-Eye-Creams-Just-Use-Moisturizer, but that's honestly because I can't afford the extra expense.

Not all of us can handle it, physical exfoliation is a bad acne trigger or irritant for a lot of people, but I mean there's a reason folks who religiously use actual washcloths or brushes have such great skin. There's a reason people who shave their faces look so young for so long. Young skin growing and shedding properly, protected from the sun, is really all you need.

(is just the shedding properly part is actually a problem for a lot of people)

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πŸ€” I mean, it's not that I disagree with this list of skincare everyone should be using before they're 30. This is exactly the list I would recommend, with sun protection, gentle cleansing and exfoliation, and ingredients to keep your skin well-hydrated and turning over properly.

It's just that this is kinda the full list of ingredients *everyone* should be using. XD It's basically the full list of actives.

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