October 31st, 2011

children of dune - leto 1

child has teeth, so far

Currently prepping for Child's dental appointment. Which may not go well, and is one of those places I fail as a parent, because at a certain age, parental authority fails entirely in teh face of outright hatred, and Child hates the dentist.

Most children hate the dentist, and most will be overcome with, you know, pain or fear of teeth hurting and go anyway. Child, not so much. As Child has a plan; he wants all these teeth to fall out--them being, IDK, substandard--and regrow them from--and I hate myself for this--that article I posted a bit back about regrowing teeth? Yeah, he not only read it; he took it to heart. Or get implants, which--you see where this is going. He goes to a science school. They encourage creative thinking.

However, luckily, his tooth really hurts--and I do mean luckily--and hasn't stopped and I called in this morning to the nearest available dentist who I will pay in cash if necessary, but one of them will have a carefully phrased discussion on the likelihood of gorwing teeth coming about in the next ten years or so and chewing. Which right now he cannot do while in pain. So--I mean, one should not be happy one's child is in pain, but seriously, he has at least one broken--BROKEN--tooth that I know of and this shit's got to stop.

Most of it is my fault in that I assumed--crazily--that he'd give in when there were actual problems instead of theoretical "oh, broken tooth would hurt". Instead, it's two years later and he would give in like a person with sense. Also, to be honest, tooth pain sucks; if anything makes you love a dentist, it is when things hurt and only they can fix it and I know from experience, that makes you a regular customer fast. I didn't realize he could blow that shit off for the most part.

I'm trying to think of a good way to phrase a moment of parental advice to pass down generations on how to handle pre-teens and teenagers with dental hatred, but honest to God, I'd like to see the parent who can physically drag their child into a dental office, plunk them down, and jack their mouths open for their own good. Bribery, threats of dental horrors, and the apocalypse do not help, for the record.

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my fondness for folgers is gone

Terrifying new discovery: Folger's coffee and I do not do well together anymore. At. All.

Okay, you wouldn't think this could be new, but since that entire gall bladder, surgery, oh god my life incident, just knowing it exists would make me queasy, since before the great removal drinking it was a major source of excruciating pain and hey, I carry over the association. But today, I thought, I shall not fear the Folgers. Which obviously was stupid.

Except now it makes me: a.) jumpy, b.) twitchy, c.) killing of the attention span (and it's not like I have a lot of that to go around). Which is weird; it can't be the caffeine, I probably carry a blood baseline higher than the average cup, so it must be that it's evil. I mean, I should have suspected as much, but there you go.

I also suspect that I am destressing from dental with child--but mostly, it's Folgers' evil

That means, serendipitiously, I must go to Target and get more pod-things for my Keuric. It's hard, yo, but what can you do? It's not like I can give up coffee. The Nantucket blend is very nice.

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in honor of halloween!

I swear I meant to do this one this morning, but it has been a posting day.

....wow, a lot of posting day, granted.

Halloween Creepy Tales Post at sf_drama. Also, their creepypasta tag.

Dionaea House
Ted the Caver
SCP Foundation - read it, love it, be awake for days due to it.
Creepypasta - the home of
Creepypasta wiki
Creepypasta index

...okay, see, I just entered creepypasta in google? And this is...a lot of deeply unsettling results.

Try it! Google Creepypasta here

Indian Lake Project
Candle Cove
The Bad Scary Place
The Holders
Ichor Falls

It's still a couple of hours from dark, right?

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xfcfic: containing multitudes

To be fair, it was a truly hideous summer and okay, most people don't forget they finished a fic but in my defense, I saved it under a really random name, like, IDK, document 3 or something. And it was a terrible summer. I'm faintly appalled at my wip folder. There is a lot in here that seems to be--well, finished. IDEK.

This is the completed version of the snippet posted here.

Title: Containing Multitudes
Author: seperis
Fandom: X-Men First Class
Codes: Charles/Erik
Rating: R
Summary: This is how you win a war.
Author Notes: Okay, the sad part is, I forgot I finished this. I blame work being--well, horrific. And the entire Emma fic taking over my working consciousness. Also, I have a bad feeling that the lack of a title was something of an inhibitor.
Warning: None

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