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Iroshi Windwalker
Works at University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Attended Van Horn High School
Lived in Independence, MO
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I only own a few Zoya polishes - most of my polish buying tends to be brands I can get for under $4 (I just bought some Barielle on awesome sale which totalled to buy-one-get-one-free with free shipping!! Wish I'd had more free cash at the time!) but of the ones I own I love Logan and Veruschka. But then I'm a green- and brown-polish whore, really. :P I want Want WANT Flynn, Louise, and Hunter out of this collection sooo badly! ^_^
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Why is it that when I add new blogs to follow via Google Friends Connect, I have to go to blogspot dashboard first, and then click "Read in Google Reader" before Reader will update with the added blogs? It's not like it's a great hardship to do it, but I do wonder why...
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Nah, it's just one extra click, which is not worth being annoyed about. I just get curious as to the programming thought behind such things...if I'm using a Google product - Google Friends Connect - shouldn't it update in the Google Reader automatically?
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If you don't read fanfiction, you have no interest in this post. If you do, but don't read Harry Potter fanfiction...you still might want to check this one out...

I first give a squee-alert, not for my post, but for the story mentioned below if you choose to click and read. Also remember there should be a drink- and food-warning for at least the first six chapters, if you are a geek of any caliber. (And I specifically mean 'geek', not 'fen'. I've read stories that required squee-alerts for fen...this one is for geeks.)

The title of the story is Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, and <a href="http://fanfiction.net/u/2269863/Less_Wrong">Less Wrong</a> is officially an evil, evil author. Evil being read as the author of a fanfiction that is already over 450k words, not yet finished, hilariously funny for the first ten chapters, humor gradually becoming less the focus and more simply the backdrop, as philosophy and PLOT gradually take over the story...all wrapped up in well-written prose that make you TOTALLY NOT REALIZE YOU’RE STILL READING AT 3AM UNTIL YOUR HUSBAND INTERRUPTS YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF A CLIMACTIC 'BATTLE' SCENE! (Climactic in the sense of end-of-semester, not end-of-story, which isn't actually completed.) Mind, I wasn't just tired-but-can't-put-down-excellent-story. I was totally-not-tired-because-I-am-wired-from-the-story-wired. I had to take an antihistamine to get to sleep. I feel like I overdosed on Miles Vorkosigan, it was THAT good...and THAT hyper, too.

I got SO FED UP with my husband not getting why it was so hilarious that I started sending .txt messages to my best friend (who I had already sent the URL for the story to via email a few hours earlier) to get her to START READING IT ALREADY SO I COULD SHARE! Within an hour she was reading, and texting back to me her snort-worthy or squee-worthy lines.

I’ll admit that I always absorb traits from anything I’m reading for an extended period of time, whether that be as simple as wording mannerisms or as expansive as energy states, but it takes an extremely well fleshed out character to put me in this level of mindset, so much that I’m still babbling in my head the next MORNING. I reference Miles Vorkosigan for a reason – Lois McMaster Bujold is the only author I’d been aware of that can influence my mental processing this strongly and for as long. Usually I can shake these kind of effects off within minutes of communicating on my own (whether that be verbally or in text like this), but Vorkosigan novels can have me at manic speed for a week (and the Chalion series makes me extremely solemn and introspective for days.) It’s the next day and I’m still stuck in this Potter-Evans-Verres brain speed, after reading only 30 chapters of a thus-far-77-chapter-story.

Which is slightly annoying, but worthy of a testament to how excellent the writing here is. And I happen to like the little manic bugger, so that helps, too.

Given that I had to be interrupted in my reading to even notice time passing, not once, but THREE times yesterday? I thoroughly expect that I will have finished all 450k words before the end of this weekend.
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I think I've read this one before a long time ago. I cant remember if I liked it or not so clearly its been long enough to try re-reading it.
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Definitely going to read this to my kids this evening! hehehehe...
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About two hours ago, I thought to myself, "'There's a monster in my closet' would be a neat way to start out one of those scary short stories I loved to read when I was in middle school."

I wrote it down, then wrote a little more and a little more. Right around the time I realized I had no idea how it ended, the ending tapped me on the shoulder and said "boo!"

I've never done this before, but I thought it would be cool to publish it here without the usual editorial and rewrites I do on everything, because the idea of conceiving, writing, and releasing a short story in just a couple of hours is intriguing to me.

If you're interested in the result, you can head on over to my blog and see something that I hope 12 year-old me would enjoy...
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Holy SHT! Drastic new treatment for cancer, and a report on the very first human trial, with only three patients. But given a 2 out of 3 complete remission rate, and the third patient is listened as "partial remission: his disease lessened but did not go away completely"??? That is an amazing results rate. And it works with the immune system, instead of against it. Obviously, this puppy is in for a LOT more trials, and long-term follow-up on every single patient, but this is the most dramatic hope I've seen yet for beating cancer.
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Dear, I am hosting Romwe.com international giveaway, where you can Win $50 Freebies + Backless Shift Dress + Secret Gift !! Just click the link below to enter :)

http://www.stylishbynature.com/2012/05/full-on-fun-romwecom-giveaway.html
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I don't normally cross-post my entries from FB to Google+ to LJ or vice-versa, but I felt strongly about this post and felt I needed to post it everywhere I'm listed.


There are a couple of things I take from the article I've linked. First, that thank the gods not everywhere has joined the cult of thinness that we have here. And second? ALL women are raised with body issues today. Skinny, fat, completely healthy at whatever size...every woman seems to grow up thinking there's something wrong with their body. facepalm

A once-girlfriend of mine has a fabulous blog called "Dances With Fat" that address this issue. She's won three national dance championships...and she weighs 284 pounds, according to the blog's main page. (http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/) She's a strong advocate for "Health at Every Size" and contends quite eloquently that "fat" doesn't mean "unhealthy".

I just wish people would stop judging other people by their bodies. Skin color, weight, height...it's all so stupid. You look at this model and assume she starves herself. People have asked me what I did to lose 50 pounds, like it was somehow a great feat. (I much prefer the people who are referring to my smiles and more outgoing attitude when they say I'm looking great these days. People who look down at my waist when they say it? Not impressed, and not complimented. The number of healthy women in our office who turn down a cookie or slice of cheesecake because they "need" to lose weight is disgusting...)

How did I lose weight? I got healthy. Depression = weighing between 180-200 pounds for me. Getting on the right psych meds? 150-160, which is what healthy equals on my body. I didn't set out to lose weight - I set out to get my stamina and breath back. I succeeded, so I'm happy. I don't care what I look like. My goal wasn't weight loss, it was health gain. (I can't give you an exact weight unless it's the day after a doctor's appointment, because I don't own a scale!)
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I need to pass this on to several people I know. ^_^
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In which I discuss when you should become a villain.

http://www.theferrett.com/ferrettworks/2011/10/bring-on-the-bad-guys/
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Definitely true. Both the picture and the comment. :)
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So very true. But more importantly: awww bunny!!!
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Wow. Just...wow. No other words! My favourite? 12 down from the top - the internals of the head. Not the most jaw-dropping, but the one that speaks to me the most, definitely.
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One of the things I love the most about the internet: you can be doing research about something as mundane as finding a cheaper distributor for watercolor paper and you drop down a rabbit hole and voila...

..something stunning appears.
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Compliance Coordinator at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Employment
  • University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
    Compliance Coordinator, 2007 - present
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
    Admin Asst - all around IRB do whatever needs doing gal. :), 2001 - 2007
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Previously
Independence, MO - St. Louis, MO - Logansport, LA - DFW, TX (lots of places in the metroplex over 18 years) - Fayetteville, AR
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Introduction
I am incapable of a brief bio. I'm far too weird, quirky, and not to mention complicated, to be brief. My livejournal profile starts with a comic clip that says: "Before you talk to me, I should warn you: I am kind of strange."
 
Feel free to read my full profile. It's a full page and doesn't nearly begin to explain my oddities.
 
I am, however, unsure what to put down for relationship status. It's both married, and open, but slightly complicated, in that it's only open to female relationships, for either of us. :) Yes, I'm saying we are both allowed to date other women. Hence the married, and open, but complicated. ^_~
Bragging rights
11 pregnancies, 7 live births, 5 awesome living children (3 live with my ex and their step-mom, 2 with me and my hubby.)
Education
  • Van Horn High School
    1988
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Female
Other names
born Kelly Nance, married name Kelly Johnson, changed name to Iroshi Windwalker. Divorced, remarried, hubby took my new last name. Now considering adding the hyphenation Breedlove-Windwalker to match my hubby and kids' last names.