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Maggie Faid
Works at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center
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Photos from Crossover, those which I was able to salvage from the weird misty horrible lighting of doom. I did a lot of minor reframing edits and light concentration to get rid of the diffused lighting of the mist. The bold area white sky was bleaching everyone to deaaaath.

Please only tag yourself in photos. If you see something you'd prefer taken down, let me know.
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I don't know if I'm just a grump or if I just value yarn and making things for humans to wear too much, but I really hate yarnbombing.

The yarn goes gross and gray after a week, and I would really rather contribute baby hats at a hospital or make chemo caps for people who need them.
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Discussing this with a friend tonight. She replied, "Man, it really is just the knitter equivalent to drawing dicks on stuff."
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Got a link sent my way today. Managed to make it all the way to the end before I started bawling. It was a good kind of crying, though, in that it felt mending instead of rough and terrible feeling.

Now and then I feel a kind of emptiness where a piece of my heritage is supposed to be. I have family, and I have a father, but I have no connection to that history and life by blood. Male biomatter contributor was adopted, and has refused (even after his sister had three kinds of cancer) to unlock their shared history. I haven't talked to MBC in almost two decades, and I don't expect I'll ever know where I came from. I think after he's dead, I'll be able to look it up with the state. 

I have a rich background on my mother's side, with photos and information and tons of history. But where the family tree should link on the left side is just a large question mark. And I think if that's the cost of never seeing MBC again, I'm okay with that.
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Why everyone should watch The Librarians in one image.

And yes, that's Christian Kane.
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+Marney Brillinger Fair. Poor busy Marney.
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"WE CAN NEVER GO BACK TO ARIZONA!"

+Peter Brillinger
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"That's our last bowl!"
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Tiny dog is tiny and clingy. And asleep half upside down and oozing out of my lap.
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Heredity stuff has been a theme lately. Extensive research into stuff I have zero qualifying education for reveals that my genetics will basically tell me crap all about my ethnic and regional background.

Unless I could get testing done on a paternal male relative, which isn't going to happen for a vast number of reasons, there's no real way to get info. In a way this is comforting, since being female means I'm literally less related to him than I could be. At least, that's my takeaway.

I have however learned two things.

1. I am pretty positive that 23 and Me is an irresponsible and unethical scam.

2. I'm pretty sure that when she reads this, +Marney Brillinger will agree so emphatically that I will hear it in Hillsboro, NH.

Which is all the more impressive since I think she's still in Mexico right now.


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Keeping in mind that I am an utter layperson in this particular subcategory who may be schooled shortly by someone with a Master's degree in genetic counseling...

In short, ethically, it seems shady as hell. I can attest from working in healthcare on and off that you never, ever deliver results via the mail, you always have someone there to give them straight answers and prognosis information.

Also, everything they offer you information about is strictly carrier info. They don't tell you if you have the active gene for breast cancer - they tell you if you're a carrier, which is a fantastic way to sell more tests to the rest of the family. They do that to skirt the law on what you can tell someone without offering counseling and support, and it preys on insecure worried people who want to become parents.

And most of all, it really bugged the shit out of me that they hid the information about women getting less information from their testing than men do on a tiny subset page. I mean, obviously, it isn't a surprise to me because I have absorbed a fair amount of information about chromosomes from said Master's Degree Haver, but it took me some thorough searching to find it on their website, which means that it's probably off the beaten track on purpose.

I mean, yes, the research is clearly out there in a decently advanced high school science class these days. Women do not inherent haplogroup information from men because they don't have Y chromosome, that makes sense. But to the average person who went to school before 1998 or so, that information is really spotty and requires digging. 

So you pay $200 to get information that doesn't actually tell you anything about your personal risks, they hide that women get less info on an off-the-track subpage, and as far as I can tell the haplogroup information is spotty as hell, too. I mean, I'm not saying it's the worst thing I've ever run into, but it's pretty scammy, or at least, scammy enough that I won't give them my money. 
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Every now and then I'm so sure the world is based off the Palladium system, because I might have "drink liquid" capped out at 97%, but I still manage to hit that 3% when I least expect it.
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How long is your O.C.C. Skill list? It's not a palladium game unless you have spent 2 hours writing all of them down :)
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+Marney Brillinger 

(who I link everything genetic to)

(okay, that's not what I meant. Who I link things that have to do with genetics... to? That was awkward. My favorite genetics geek! YES!!)
You can't get any more personalized than these scarves.
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Me trying to post links when I'm tired is funny.
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The new cover of Sound of Silence is one I deeply enjoy, even if I get why it's not appealing to everyone.

I think I got some sort of gene/brain/thing where I love all covers, because they hit some sort of mental sweet spot for me. I've literally only ever heard two or three covers I've ever disliked. As far as I can tell, that dislike has way more to do with feeling that they weren't talented enough to put their fingers in that pie. 

Which I think has to do with the caliber of performer. In D&D stat terms, some people are Charisma performers. Some are Dexterity performers or Athletics performers. And some bought a feat or two and have a shitty Cha score. 

Florence and the Machine is a great example of a Constitution performer, if only because I think singing a concert of that would make me pass out on the floor. And usually when I hear a cover of her music, it is a lot harder to enjoy it unless there is raw talent there to back it up. 

Anyway. Sound of Silence is on my current "new stuff I'm listening to" mix, and I love it, but I totally get that I'm a strange being who loves all covers.
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Every time I pass the plastic shot glasses in the supermarket, I think fondly of Nyorai playing "I Never" with the girls' cabin. I'm not sure who was more scandalized, him, or Taznim.

#aralislarp


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Okay, that was surreal. 

Listening to an audiobook. Huh, I recognize this narrator. Huh, I wonder who it is. Is it this person who read this fiction book I listened to a couple years ago? No? Okay, maybe this one, or this one, they're all in my library, so... No...

Search, search. Oh.

OH.

She narrated Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, which I listened to obsessively AT THE AGE OF FIVE.

Anyone who says sense memory isn't strong is totally full of beans.
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Her closed nose voice is hilarious.
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    Residential Counselor II, 2014 - present
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Gamer, feminist killjoy, virago.
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I LARP, I video game, I craft just about anything I can sit down long enough to learn to make. I especially love knitting and crocheting, and anything with chain mail or scale mail.
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Published (4 times), featured in the It Gets Better Project book, entirely too bendy in unfortunate and uncomfortable ways, once ran into a bench and permanently dented my leg.
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Twilight is a great place, and I've been to quite a few. The reviewer who said a ring tattoo 'fell off' is an idiot who never did even a whit of research - anything on hands or feet is prone to wearing when one uses their hands for anything at all. If a scab fell off and took the tattoo with it, then it wasn't properly cared for at ALL. Twilight rocks, and shouldn't be blamed for some moron's user error.
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