A Librarian and Her Rabbits

Bunnies, Books, and Wrangulation

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Time And Relative Dimensions in _____________ [word that starts with “s”]? Sandwiches, no question. When embarking upon intergallactic travel, bringing food is key. And for the longer trips, you’ll need some entertainment: enter Doctor Who Mad Libs! They’re perfect for terrestrial travel, too, and they’re available starting next Thursday! 

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what the FUCK am  i supposed to do now


Just so if this happens again - a 502 doesn’t necessarily mean the site is down! It may just mean the site is slow or something happened with your connection. I recommend:

  1. Count to 15 slowly, then reload.
  2. If that doesn’t work, check AO3_status. Our coders are really awesome about updating everyone as quickly as they can, so if the site actually is down, there will probably be a message there pretty quickly.

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when a jewish holiday is coming up but you can’t remember which one


"God of our fathers, we have no calendars, and no clue what we should be doing right now. We hope this is at least partially correct. Amen."

"blessed are you oh lord our g-d, ruler of the universe, who has kept us alive, sustained us, and enabled us to reach….. some season. not sure which. definitely one of them, though."


This goes along with the question of what you do about the seudah when Purim falls on Yom Kippur.

It’s nidcheh until Shushan Tu B’shvat.

(Source: gotochelm)

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Signal boost for GamePhobias, a wiki-style website dedicated to categorizing games based on content and trigger warnings. Users can either view content warning categories to find games that do and don’t contain the triggering content, or search for specific games to see exactly what content warnings are attached to that title (as well as brief, almost exclusively non-graphic descriptions as to specific scenes/levels containing that content).

It’s a very, very new wiki (IIRC it launched late August) and so its offerings are very paltry right now, and I would seriously encourage anyone with experience with games, wikis, and/or both to contribute however they can.

I’m writing up a review for FFXIV right now, and I seriously encourage anyone who can do this to help out!! This is SUPER helpful to people with triggers and I’m going to use it in the future.

Don’t ignore this, I know gamer culture doesn’t care about mentally ill people but you guys should try to be better than that.

(Source: stagu, via samjohnssonvt)

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Pedigree is on a nationwide recall.

Pedigree made my 6 month old puppy too ill to eat anything for days.

If you have this brand please toss it and buy Purina, Science Diet, or Blue.

Please do not feed this to you animals.

Do not buy this brand.

It’s true

"The Seattle Times reported on Sept. 2, 2014, that the recall is due to the bags containing small metal fragments.”




hooooooooooly shiiiit

(via spokespider)

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Cool Stuff FAQ | Archive of Our Own


We have updated our list of third-party tools, userscripts, and bookmarklets! It’s not a complete list, just a selection of things we found around the net or that were pointed out to us by users. Some of these were even created by AO3 coders when not working on Archive code. \o/ However, please keep in mind that we can’t provide technical support for any of these unofficial tools. If something stops working, pls contact the creator who can look into a fix.

Here’s a few of the newest additions and classic add-ons:

  • If you use Google Drive to work on fics, fannish meta, or other text-based fanworks, you might have run into formatting issues when copying from Google Drive to our Rich Text Editor. In particular, italics and bold text will not be carried over correctly when copy-pasting the text. To solve this problem, OTW Translation volunteer Min has created a script for Google Drive that will take your finished work and convert all basic formatting into HTML for you. You can see it in action in this example document for posting to the AO3. Look for the “Make a copy…” option in the File menu, which will put a private copy of the document into your own Google Drive account. Then just delete the sample text and use the blank document for your own writing. When you’re done, hit the “Post to AO3” menu to prepare the whole thing for pasting into the HTML editor with a simple button click. HTML tags will be added for you! In most cases, this will be much more reliable than using the Rich Text Editor.
  • To view all Movie fandoms or any other of our fandom listings sorted by number of works instead of alphabetically, use this Reorder Fandoms bookmarklet by carene waterman.
  • Front end coder tuff_ghost cloned the popular Tumblr Savior script for use on the Archive: AO3 Savior lets you define creators, tags, or summary keywords and will hide all work blurbs that contain one or more of these terms.
  • Check out adevyish’s AO3 Lazier userscript which adds a Latest Chapter button next to the chapter dropdown.
  • The AO3 Statistics CSV Bookmarklet by Flamebyrd lets you download your AO3 work stats (number of hits, kudos, bookmarks etc.) as a .csv file, which can be neatly imported into a spreadsheet for your own number-crunching.

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So you’re fasting on Yom Kippur?





Here are some of the biggest things I’ve learned about Yom Kippur fasting:

Remember to keep your knees bent during long standing prayers. Standing for too long with your knees locked, especially when your body is already weakened from a lack of food and water, could make you pass out. This is actually something I learned in 5th grade choir, but it works for long services as well.

Remember to stand up and sit down slowly during transitions between prayers. No one likes that wobbly, spots-in-the-eyes feeling. Also, if you start getting those spots in your eyes, it’s probably a sign you need water.

If you feel sick, lightheaded, woozy, like you’re gonna pass out, or anything like that, then you need to sit down and at the very least drink some water. When it comes to a choice of either completing the fast or keeping yourself upright, keeping yourself upright always wins. This is a Talmudic ruling! “He who is seized by a ravenous hunger — they feed him, even unclean things, until his eyes are lightened.” (Yoma 83a)

Keep a Nutrigrain bar, or something similar, on hand in case you start feeling really bad. It could be a sign that your blood sugar is off, which means that you need to get some food in your system, even if it’s only a little to tide you over until sundown.

It’s not a competition. You will not be a bad Jew for not finishing the fast. You will not be “less than” the people who do finish the fast. If you feel that it is in your best interests to stop fasting, then stop.

that wobbly, spots-in-the-eyes feeling indicates low blood pressure, and it’s a sign that you need liquids and electrolytes. drinking plain water could exacerbate the problem.

I want to add this:

if you have or have had an eating disorder, you may be worried that fasting during Yom Kippur could contribute to your ED or endanger your recovery. know that you can observe Yom Kippur without fasting. rabbis recognize that for people with eating disorders and other chronic illnesses, fasting is not only not conducive to the point of Yom Kippur, it’s antithetical.

from “Yom Kippur: Should You Fast If You’re Anorexic?”:

On Yom Kippur fasting is used as a tool for temporarily afflicting our souls while we repent, but in the case of someone striving to overcome an eating disorder, using food in this manner is not a good idea. Unlike most people, the 25 hour fast has the potential to bring up hurtful sentiments or even trigger a relapse. Hence, the rabbis concluded that it would be better for such an individual to focus on other aspects of the holiday, such as rituals (like not wearing leather) and the liturgy. One rabbi suggested that by eating regularly and taking extra care of oneself during Yom Kippur, anorexics can perform a unique form of teshuva (repentance) by taking care of the body they once neglected.

in “When Fasting is Not Teshuvah: Yom Kippur with Eating Disorders,” Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers explains:

eating on Yom Kippur is a holy act. Rather than finding “purity” or “spiritual growth” through denying themselves food, the act of eating itself is an act of teshuvah.

she goes on to outline a ceremony of intentional, purposeful eating and prayer with which to observe Yom Kippur.

another suggested prayer here: “Meditation Before Yom Kippur for One Who Cannot Fast.”

take care and be well this holiday.

for followers who might need info like this!

When I was at the height of my ED and also seeing a competent therapist, we worked out a plan: I went on “communication fast” for 24 hours. I disconnected the internet and turned off my phone, so no one could get in touch with me, and promised to eat three meals over the 25 hours and not weigh myself at all during that time, and journaled about how I was feeling the whole time. It ended up being really beneficial in the ways the Yom Kippur fasts are supposed to be, in that it sparked awareness and made me more reflective than usual, and it not only didn’t trigger a relapse but it gave me some much-needed insight.

If you’re on Tumblr enough to see this post, this might be a good alternative for you too?

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