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How Polio Inspired the Creation of Candy Land - The Atlantic
Vaccines appeared in the 1950s, and the disease was essentially eradicated by the end of the millennium. But in the mid-century, polio was a medical bogeyman, ushering in a climate of hysteria. “There was no prevention and no cure,” the historian David M. Oshinsky writes.“Everyone was at risk, especially children. There was nothing a parent could do to protect the family.” Like the outbreak of AIDS in the 1980s, polio’s eruption caused fear because its vectors of transmission were poorly understood, its virulence uncertain, and its repercussions unlike those of other illnesses. Initially, polio was called “infantile paralysis” because it struck mostly children, seemingly at random. The evidence of infection was uniquely visible and visceral compared with that of infectious diseases of the past, too. “It maimed rather than killed,” as Patrick Cockburn puts it. “Its symbol was less the coffin than the wheelchair.”
candyland  research 
21 days ago
Breakfast lovers unite ... savory spinach pancakes | bake and nourish
weird and delightful. added 5 tablespoons of flour rather than three (could probably do with 3), used parsley as the herb, added at least 1/4 cup onions to the blender, used more spices but not the cinnamony-one.
recipe 
10 weeks ago
Peer Editing Guidelines
Peer editing sessions give writers an opportunity to find out what their writing looks like to someone else. Reviewers can help you discover whether what you've written is

appropriate to your purpose and intended reader
organized so that it's easy to follow
clear, concise and easy to read
peerreview  teaching-teachers  research 
april 2019
Meiji at 150 Podcast | Meiji at 150
A bunch of scholars talking scholarly nerding about Meiji. Great stuff - at least the Indra Levy ep so far.
research  japan  meiji  literature 
september 2018
AKC Canine Health Foundation
Price points for laser therapy range from $25.00 to $45.00 per session at the Muller Veterinary Hospital in Walnut, California.
domino 
july 2018
Grilled Marinated Tritip Recipe :: The Meatwave
Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all the charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and arrange the coals on one side of the charcoal grate. Place wood chunk directly on coals and set cooking grate in place, cover grill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Remove beef from marinade and place on cool side of grill, cover, and cook, turning and flipping occasionally until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the tri-tip registers between 115 to 120°F on an instant read thermometer, 20 to 30 minutes.
recipe 
may 2018
got guns in my head (and they won’t go) | bysine
By comparison, being roommates with James Buchanan Barnes, formerly the Winter Soldier, has been a vast improvement. Notwithstanding the part where people openly take pictures of Barnes (and consequently Peter) on campus. Or random people poking Peter in the back during lectures to hiss, are you really the Winter Soldier’s roommate at him. Or remnant HYDRA operatives kidnapping Peter in order to lure the Winter Soldier out (which, really, is too many levels of stupid for Peter to handle).

"You know you're not supposed to call him the Winter Soldier any more, right?" Peter says, while they handcuff him to a pipe. A pipe. "Also this whole thing is kind of messing up my schedule. My two overdue papers won't exactly write themselves."

[this is unreasonably charming and delightful]

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class:Fic  fan:Avengers  fan:Spiderman  pair:None  rating:PG  admin:Unread  length:100-15.000  via:prettyasadiagram  via:blueMeridian 
january 2018
Hannibal - With a Crown of Stars, by thehoyden Hannibal/Will
A Will Finds Out, with wishbabies.
I was hesitant about wishbabies, but I needn’t have worried, this is a good author.
hannibal  hannibal/will  will/hannibal  length:15k-50k  kidfic  via:northern 
january 2018
perspicuity | dhampir72
Bond and Q are trapped in a lift. Awkward, under normal circumstances, for certain.

Unbearable when Q has been poisoned and his life hangs in the balance.

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Ends up going quite sappy which I'm quite okay with.
class:Fic  fan:Bond  pair:Bond/Q  via:shadowkeeper  rating:PG-13  admin:Rec  via:blueMeridian 
january 2018
Bad Connections
For the prompt: #AccidentalSex15: “I’m fixing your *insert appliance/furniture/house thing here* for you and now I’m sweaty and half naked and you’re drooling” sex.
fic  hannibal  will/hannibal  tiggymalvern  via:audiopilot 
november 2017
We Can Chase the Dark Together
Will tips him and Hannibal off the cliff.
Instead of hitting the water, he wakes up in his bed, several years in the past. His first, and only, priority is to find Hannibal again.
fic  will/hannibal  hannibal  timetravel  k_r_closson  via:audiopilot 
november 2017
The Fault in My Code
Soulmate AU: Soulmates find their other half when they look into their eyes. After the next time they sleep, they wake with one eye the color of their intended.

Will Graham avoids eyes. He's never wanted a soulmate, never wanted to be told by the universe who he was supposed to feel a connection to. He already struggles enough with connections, thank you very much. As a psychiatrist, he works with soulmates who have lost their other half through various means, part of a social system that regards the journey to your soulmate as the most important thing a person can do. Coerced by Jack Crawford to consult on a case where the assailant is targeting soulmates, Will finds himself turning to the notorious Dr. Lecter to gain insight on how he's choosing the soulmates to target.

Things go horribly awry when he looks into Hannibal's eyes, though. The next morning, he wakes up with one eye blue, the other maroon. He's never wanted a soulmate, least of all one behind bars for murdering dozens of people and eating them. Hannibal thinks it's delightful -it's been dreadfully boring since he was locked up.

Romance, thriller, mayhem, mystery, soulmate au with a realistic twist, and a grumpy Will Graham
fic  hannibal  alternateuniverse  will/hannibal  lias0  via:audiopilot 
october 2017
Solstice Alpha - Dira Sudis (dsudis) - Teen Wolf (TV)
"The traditional Hale pack solstice party gets resurrected by the new and improved-from-ten-months-ago Hale pack."
fandom:teenwolf  fic  slash  author:dsudis  pairing:derek/stiles  holiday!fic  rating:nc-17  length:5000-15000  via:zimaya 
june 2017
Were you looking for that story where...?: skaredykat
"This list is just a snapshot of60-odd SGA stories as filed in my brain and how I perceive some of them are often searched for on [LJ comm] sgastoryfinders."

A great list of SGA fic listing not titles, but summaries with the most pertinent parts in bold. (Which makes for an entertaining read in and of itself.) Spoilers possible, but this is an older list, so it's also very possible you've already read it. Awesome for rediscoveries!
fic  slash  fandom:sga  pairing:mckay/sheppard  humor  recs  via:zimaya 
april 2017
Deprogramming | Bohemienne
Sam Wilson has to pull Bucky out of cryosleep. Captain's orders. But before he can be of use, he has to guide Bucky through some extensive therapy to undo Hydra's brainwashing. Each word chains to a series of memories. Are the memories real, or just a horrific byproduct of his conditioning? //

Rec: It feels like a real canonical post-Civil War story that honestly and thoroughly deals with Bucky’s trauma and recovery while still giving us satisfying Stucky feels. --Kat

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class:Fic  fan:Avengers  pair:Steve/Bucky  rating:PG-13  admin:Unread  length:50.000-100.000  via:thereccenter  via:blueMeridian 
april 2017
Lumos | birdsofshore
Harry never expected to spend eighth year listening to Draco Malfoy wanking. //

Backstory: I’m not going to lie to you here, this is a story about Harry and Draco rooming together during eighth year and the word “wank” is used over 40 times.
Rec: I just had the dumbest grin on my face while reading this—enemies to lovers gets me every time. You don’t need me to tell you this story has the most kudos and hits of any story in this year’s collection. --Nozlee

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class:Fic  fan:HarryPotter  pair:Harry/Draco  rating:NC-17  via:thereccenter  admin:Unread  length:35.000-50.000  via:blueMeridian 
april 2017
Fanhackers • There are many different Japanese fan cultures, of...
"There are many different Japanese fan cultures, of course, and some are themselves more culturally..." “There are many different Japanese fan cultures, of course, and some are themselves more culturally legitimated than others. Yet even in the case of otaku and fujoshi fan cultures—the former roughly equivalent to American geek culture, and the latter to English-language slash communities—we see slippage between fan and producer subjectivities.”
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Morimoto, Lori. 2017. “Sherlock (Holmes) in Japanese (Fan) Works.” In “Sherlock Holmes Fandom, Sherlockiana, and the Great Game,” edited by Betsy Rosenblatt and Roberta Pearson, special issue, Transformative Works and Cultures, no. 23. 

I like this quote partly because it reminds me of how infernally difficult it is to put a name on any kind of fandom/fan community. Take “English-language slash communities.” This is certainly a much better term than things like the dreaded “Western fandom” or “Japanese fandom,” ridiculous concepts that mean absolutely nothing. The use of a plural–cultures, communities–is also a good way to hint at more diversity. 

Still, especially to people in such communities, it’s clear that the concept of “slash communities” has its own issues. To name just one, it pins people down according to the kind of content they favor, but many people in these communities will write/read non-slash works as well. They’re “crossover individuals” between different content-based communities. But what about groups of fans who hang out together no matter what content any of them are currently focusing on (to give just one example)? That’s a very common and meaningful way for fans to interact. How do you name that kind of community? More broadly, how can you put a proper focus on human interactions between fans, when so many naming conventions for groups of fans focus on the kind of content people produce?

And now we’ve arrived at the “What makes a community” discussion, so time for me to run away screaming.
fanhackers  via:otw_news 
april 2017
Fanhackers • SCMS Fan and Audience Studies Scholarly Interest...
SCMS Fan and Audience Studies Scholarly Interest Group
tea-and-liminality:

faassig:

This is the tumblr for the Fan and Audience Studies Scholarly Interest Group (SIG) of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, intended as a scholar-fandom interface for anyone interested in fan and audience studies. Please feel free to follow!

So, this is me (and others as they participate), and I just wanted to invite anyone interested in fan studies to follow. I’m hoping to make this - as I wrote above - a kind of fan-scholar interface; that is, to disseminate stuff scholars are working on and just generally help give a better idea of what fan studies actually is and what we do. Welcome!
fanhackers  via:otw_news 
april 2017
Headlights in the Snow by Saras_Girl
71,650 words | What’s big and purple and smells like tea? Harry is about to find out.

// Warm, lovely, full of feels. *sigh* Draco's driving the knight bus, and he's made some friends.
harry/draco  families.of.choice  futurefic  pets-animals  50-80K.words  awesome  +  via:jerakeen 
december 2016
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