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Fandom Calibre Screencap Tutorial (Guide to fandom plugins)

I've seen more requests on how to use Calibre plugins to download fic from archives into Calibre and how to merge series into a single file. This tutorial will first cover how to install plugins. As well as how to use the plugin Fanfiction Downloader to download fic from archives into Calibre and then the use of the plugin Epubmerge to merge series into a single file.

Install plugins )
How to setup Fanfiction Downloader )
How to use Fanfiction Downloader )
Epubmerge )

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Avengers, Teen Wolf, Star Trek AOS, Merlin, Supernatural, Harry Potter and Crossover Recs

Avengers )
Teen Wolf )
Harry Potter )
Merlin )
Star Trek Reboot )
Crossovers )

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Library job openings in Alaska

Hi,

I know a few people on my flist are librarians and I thought I should post about two librarian positions I saw recently on Indeed.com.

One is a copy cataloger: https://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=82316
The other is part-time cataloging: www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=82124

Please along the information to anyone you know who may be interested.

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Supernatural fandom?

Hi,

I'm curious to know who on my flist is in Supernatural fandom and posts about it???

Someone on my flist posted a SPN 2013 Big Bang rec and for the life of me I cannot find you!

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Teen Wolf, Avengers, Thor, Star Trek Reboot, Crossover:DCU/Journey into Mystery Recs

Teen Wolf )
Avengers )
Thor )
Star Trek Reboot )
Crossover )

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Trying to find a fic

Hi,

My friend described what sounds like a potentially awesome story, unfortunately she didn't know the title/author/link or any other really good clues that would help me locate it. Though she said she thought she found it on A03 (with over 10k stories in avengers/marvel fandom alone I really need help to locate this fic)

The basic plot is that Loki changes Darcy's brain in order for her to think more like an Asgardian so that she could build a rainbow bridge to get him home? The side effect is that after the bridge was complete she began to lose all her intelligence.

I'd appreciate any and all help locating this story.

Thanks!

EDIT: Found the story it's Entropy (Order and Disorder) by Sigridhr.

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Awesome use of the Calibre Generate Covers plugin

Covers for Fanfiction Lovers I'm sort of hoping someone who is into Avengers and Teen Wolf participate in the thread and share their covers.

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Real life: Mouthguard for teeth grinding

Hi,

I was hoping for advice on whether or not I should pay 157 dollars for a dentist custom fit night guard or try an off the shelf night guard? Has anyone on my flist had experience with either?

I'd appreciate any and all help,
Thanks!

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Dear Teen Wolf producers

Public service request: Please stop being so cheesy!!!! I cannot stand watching with my husband anymore because he's heckling the shit out of your show!


Here are some examples of areas that could use some improvement... )

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Update on life

At my workplace if you're faculty status you have to use up all your vacation/take-off days before June 30th (which is the end of our fiscal year) I didn't know this until March! I had about 10 days left and no where to go. So for the last two months I've been taking off every Friday. I think I'm going to miss 4 day work weeks after June 30th.

Rest of post under the cut, this was much longer than anticipated )

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Interesting Meta: noncon, dubcon, and fannish standards

noncon, dubcon, and fannish standards

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After Earth (no spoilers)

Just got back from movies and I had a lot of fun watching After Earth. I went in expecting a snooze fest or worse, and ended up entertained from beginning to end. Loved Jaden Smith's acting, the plot, the character moments, and the special effects were top notch.

I think at this point I can no longer trust the movie reviewers because I don't know what movie they saw but this one was not a 12% at Rottentomatoes.

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Real life: Social anxiety at work

Okay this is my first post about my life that I've made in a while. I'm making this post in hopes that maybe someone would have advice on how to overcome what I'm going through, or if not that, at least writing out the problem may help me clarify what I'm feeling/thinking.

Here is the lowdown: When I have conversations with people at work about non-work related stuff which happens from time to time, even for a cataloger, I become anxious and second guess the entire conversation within minutes after the conversation ends. It's always worse when I'm tired from sleeping poorly so I know I need to sleep well to mitigate these effects.

I'm just not sure when this started? I think at some point I must have internalized that my real personality is horrible and I have to hide it at all costs, especially at work, and when I slip up I go into hyper-worry mode. Or I don't want anyone there to think I'm immature and sometimes scattered brained.

No one has said anything negative about me. In the limited amount of time I've gotten to know my co-workers and people in other departments, I can say that they all seem rather awesome and fun people. Everyone seems to have a healthy sense of humor and are nice. I've also received paperwork that laid out my job duties for the upcoming fiscal year and my yearly review was positive. At the state job I had temporarily (the one that was pretty good but short term) they all said I was a great team player, and got along well with others, and my contributions to the project were above expectations. It's like when things go well I become more anxious, waiting for the other shoe to drop.

I feel safe at my current job which is why I'm so puzzled as why I feel anxious after conversations, and it's not just one person that's the causing the anxiety it's everyone I talk to!

I cannot pinpoint the source of my anxiety. Then I feel this overwhelming need to double check with the person to make sure I didn't offend them. Today I stopped myself because I figured if the person leaves with a smile from a conversation (a real smile) then all is probably well. Though to be fair the person did end the conversation kind of quickly and went in another direction. To be fair he was headed in the direction of the bathrooms and we had just been in an meeting that lasted an hour. I know this logically, but emotionally I worry that I had said something wrong and I'll be ostracized like I was at my last work place.

I also don't want people to think I'm insecure so I can't get the reassurance I feel like I need. It's horrible.

I wish I knew how to navigate the world with more confidence or at least go back to how I was in my early twenties in which I gave no fucks as to what people thought about me or what I said in public. Not that I went out of my way to offend people but I don't recall worrying this much. Maybe this is just a result of working for money and needing to please people so I can keep getting paid.

That's it for tonight, I'm going to go and watch Arrow and try to relax.

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Avengers, DCU, Teen Wolf, Thor, Supernatural, Rise of the Guardians, and X-Men recs

Avengers )
Supernatural )
Rise of the Guardians )
Teen Wolf )
Thor )
DCU )
Crossovers )

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Looking for Teen Wolf fic

I'm trying to find a fic where Peter seduces Stiles when Stiles is still in high school and they have a fucked up relationship in that they both kidnap each other, tie each other to beds, and then leave for hours. Finally they both have enough of this and start to have hot, dirty, wrong sex, at which point the story ends.

The next story takes place five years in the future and Peter has died and it's about Stile's grief and coming to terms with Peter not being in his life anymore.

For the life of me I cannot find this story! :(

I was hoping someone on my flist has read it and is willing to point me in the right direction.

I'd appreciate any and all help!

EDIT: Story Found!

It's Less Defined by FireEverything.

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Teen Wolf, Supernatural, Stargate Atlantis, DCU, Thor, Avengers, and Narnia/Torchwood

It took my grandparent asking why I hadn't posted to my LJ/DW in so long for me to realize it's been well over a month since I've posted any recs.

I was distracted by Escapade and going to Texas for a week during Spring Break. Plus I'm learning how to ski this winter. :)

Teen Wolf )
Supernatural )
Star Trek Reboot )
DCU )
Stargate Atlantis )
Thor )
Avengers )
Chronicles of Narnia/Torchwood )

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Looking for Teen Wolf fic

At Escapade this year someone pointed out that there is a Teen Wolf fic where Stiles is bitten by an Alpha and kills the Alpha becoming one himself and he and Derek have to figure out how to work together in Beacon Hills.

I'd appreciate any and all help.

Thanks!

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Update on my life

Everything is going well in my neck of the woods. The biggest event/change is that I've began taking downhill skiing lessons. Today I went on my own to the beginner hill in Anchorage called Hilltop. A rather boring hill according to just about everyone, but it's perfect for me, since I'm still working on turns, controlling my speed, and stopping. The hardest part is having the courage to just go.

My sense of self preservation has had 32 years to develop. It's tough not to be scared of seriously injuring myself or hurting someone else when I look down the hill.

I did look up some stats and it looks like the odds of dying while skiing are rather slim, especially since I'm not doing tricks on skis. My main concern I think is hurting my knees. I love walking, swimming, hiking, and not being in pain. Having said all that downhill skiing is exciting and fun.

I'm currently on Lesson 3 and plan to stay there until the instructor says I'm ready for Lesson 4, though I suspect I may hold myself back until I feel comfortable with my skill level. I don't want to go further up the mountain until I've truly mastered the basics.

In fandom news: I'm really enjoying Teen Wolf and all the marvel related fandoms. I look forward to season3 starting, but don't want to get my hopes up too high. I feel burned by Supernatural changing it's tone after season 2. The show is still okay but it's not the show I fell in love with.

I'm also enjoying Once Upon a Time, Downton Abbey, and Young Justice. I'm watching Arrow but it's not "can't miss TV" for me.

Yesterday, I saw "The Impossible" with [personal profile] mimbulusmimbletonia and I was on the edge of my seat. Salon did a review that explained some of my conflicting feelings about the movie being told from the pov of the tourists, however I will say Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor did a great job. The oldest son also knocked it out of the ballpark. I had a hard time falling asleep last night because I couldn't get the movie images out of my head.

Conventions this year: I plan to attend Escapade and I look forward to seeing my friends there and hopefully make some new friends. :)

Ski proof or it didn't happen )

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Avengers, Teen Wolf, DCU, Merlin, White Collar, Amazing Spiderman Recs

This is a huge list of recs that go all the way back to October. In retrospect, I should have at least tried to post recs once a month. Hadn't realized how much time had passed since my last rec post.

Thor )
Avengers )
Teen Wolf )
Merlin )
Crossovers )

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Librarian cataloging question

Hi,

This question is for anyone on my flist that may have experience with cataloging using the Library of Congress system.

Three months ago I accepted a job offer as a cataloging librarian for a university that has about 22k students. I'm responsible for cataloging new materials and assigning call numbers and subject headings to new items.

My main concern/question is how do I know if I'm doing a good job? I'm the only cataloger in the department so I can't really measure my efforts against anyone else because everyone has different jobs. Basically, I'm averaging about 8-10 items a day (for call number maintenance mainly) when I'm doing original cataloging I'm at about 5 items. I'm also cataloging a mix of materials, so books, dvds/cds, maps, charts, and etc...Last month I processed just over 80 items (which according to my calculator is about 5.3 items a day)

I'm also not sure if I should even be counting the numbers and tracking my progress? I'm just not sure how to tell if I'm doing okay absent feedback from co-workers/boss. I also didn't want to ask them because I don't want to undermine myself at work.

I'd appreciate any and all advice,
Thanks!

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