No one is actually bothering to read the facts and compare to history. Yes, there is no cure so far, but this is far from an epidemic. And with health care services being as advanced as they are today, people in the US need to calm the fuck down about their own safety and worry more about the safety of the poverty stricken in Third World countries. The ones that even when there is a vaccine created, will still suffer hundreds and thousands of deaths a year from plain ol' influenza.
We should not be panicking and just taking the same amount of precaution we always do in flu season. Specifically with young kids and the elderly. Keep a clean house, mind your manners when sneezing/coughing, the hand sanitizer is your friend, and if you feel sick - do everyone a favor and stay home.
Besides that, the public in general can't do much more than that until the scientists come up with a vaccine.
And don't let this influenza influence you regarding Border issues - which we can see it coming already.
Title: Interlude of Life
Author: joeyrz (joymaro )
Fandom: Merlin BBC
Word Count: 576
Summary: PWP - you can't summarize it more than that.
Notes: this is dedicated tolizardspots , because, in her desire to draw more art, she asks us for prompts, which throws this image into my head (at 6:50 am), so I have to write it!
Some were made for merlinlims& merlin_stills
13 Merlin Icons
2 Wallpapers (1440x900 & 1064x768)
ETA: Edited #02, 03 & 06 to fit within the 40k. I didn't notice that they had saved just a tiny bit over the limit.
( More this way )
Fandom/Pairing: Merlin, M/A
Challenge: for merlinarthurfqf 's QuickType Challenge: April's Bizarre Holidays - April 12 "Look up at the Sky Day"
Summary: A lazy afternoon.
Warnings (if applicable): None
( Merlin scratched his belly absently, one arm thrown casually over his head. )
2. Post this meme with your answers.
3. Provide pictures and the names of three people.
4. Label which you would marry, shag, or cliff.
kerryblaze gave me Justin Taylor, James Wilson, Merlin
1 - Merlin - Marry. I'd be the wife of the world's most powerful sorcerer. Heck yeah. So many benefits I can't even start numbering them.
2 - James Wilson - Shag. Dr. Wilson is caring, successful and very good looking. But after 3 failed marriages and Dr. House as his BFF (and secret crush), he's not good for anything but a good shag.
3 - Justin Taylor - Cliff - He's such a cutie, but he wouldn't know what to do with a woman even with a manual. Besides, he'd get another head trauma, he'll forget all the stupidity of the series finale and go back to Brian.
It inspired me, and lizardspots egg'ed me on to continue.
Author: joymaro (joeyrz)
Fandom: Merlin BBC
Rating: Hard R
Warnings/Spoilers: None. Not beta'ed. It's been so long since I wrote pr0n!
Summary: Arthur is/has a royal ass.
( Merlin rolls away from Arthur, pushing the Prince away in slightly amused disgust. )
MEME: SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, post to your LJ and paste this as a note. Then, put x's next to the films you've seen, erase the other person's x's if they don't apply, add up your x's, and use your number as the header.
( So how many have you seen? )
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/ (click "Random Quotes" on left nav)
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
who can labor in freedom
3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 - Use Photoshop or picnik.com to put it all together.
5 - Post it to Facebook/Livejournal as a note and tag the friends you want to join in. If you wanna do it, go for it.
This was incredible!!!
You can watch the whole ep in mtv.com and you can see Shane almost go fan!girl on them.
This is obviously more for me than for you guys, but I wanted to have these psalms here, so I'm posting them w/out an lj cut. But, they're in Spanish, so about 96% of you will be to ignore them easily if you want.
Bienaventurado el varon que no anduvo en consejo de malos,
ni estuvo en camino de pecadores,
ni en silla de escarnecedores se ha sentado;
Sino que en la ley del Señor está su delicia,
y en su ley medita de día y de noche.
Será como el árbol plantado junto a corrientes de aguas,
que da su fruto en su tiempo, y su hoja no cae,
y todo lo que hace prosperará.
No así los malos, si no como el tamo que arrebata el viento.
Por tanto, no se levantarán los malos en el juicio,
ni los pecadores en la congregación de los justos;
Porque el Señor conoce el camino de los justos,
mas la senda de los malos perecerá.
El Señor es mi pastor;
nada me faltará.
En lugares de delicados pastos me hará yacer;
Junto a aguas de reposo, me pastoreará.
Comfortará mi alma.
Guiarame por sendas de justicia por amor a su Nombre.
Aunque ande en valle de sombra de muerte,
no temeré mal alguno;
porque tú estarás conmigo:
tu vara y tu cayado me infundiran aliento.
Aderezarás mesa delante de mi
en presencia de mis angustiadores:
ungiste mi cabeza con aceite;
mi copa está rebosando.
Ciertamente el bien y la misericordia me seguirán
todos los días de mi vida,
y en la casa del Señor moraré por largos días.
Alzaré mis ojos a los montes;
¿de dónde vendrá mi socorro?
Mi socorro viene del Señor,
que hizo los cielos y la tierra.
No dará tu pie al resbaladero,
ni se dormirá el que te guarda.
He aquí,no se adormecerá ni dormirá
el que guarda a Israel.
Jehová es tu guardador,
Jehová es tu sombra a tu mano derecha
El sol no te fatigará de día,
ni la luna de noche.
Jehová te guardará de todo mal;
él guardará tu alma.
Jehová guardará tu salida y tu entrada,
desde ahora y para siempre.
I posted these from memory, so I may have to edit something when I get home and check against my Bible (all Bibles as slightly different, so the online versions don't match mine). I also want to add 2 more here.
You know what? I'll feel, say and/or think whatever the fuck I wanna feel/say/think.
If I wanna say "fuck valentine's day" then let me. Maybe v-day has always (or mostly always) been good for you. Well it's not been for me, EVER. And it doesn't look any better this time around.
If I wanna say that it brings my self esteem down when others are saying they're 106lbs or just need to lose 5lbs, when I'm struggling not to reach 300lbs, then fucking let me.
And if I let you worry about your elderly parents without telling you not to, then don't tell me "what I have to do" regarding my grandma. She's the only one I have left and I'm so worried about her. (Plus now we have to pay for the nursing home, so bye bye savings...)
So, if what I'm saying/feeling/thinking doesn't affect anyone but me, then fucking LET ME BE.
*hugs her blackberry for allowing work hours ranty posts*
And fuck my savings too, I'm getting the new Kindle.