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16 August 2015 @ 02:25 am
Off to bed  
After 2am so I should toddle off - but I'm halfway through an engrossing Sherlock fic and just want to get it finished. Found a rec for it while faffing about on tumblr earlier tonight.It's actually gen, although you could read it as pre-slash, and rather good - The Road of Bones. Sherlock needs surgery and in the leadup to the operation John gets to deal with a flatmate who is just that bit madder than usual.

TV night earlier tonight - watched Last Tango in Halifax just for Rupert Graves, followed by New Tricks - and I don't care what Dennis Waterman's character is called, he'll always be Terry to me! Just after it started I noticed Harry staring intently out the back door, and this is what I found when I turned the porch light on -
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He didn't seem bothered by me at all, and only retreated when I moved towards him. Even then he didn't go too far -

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And there he stayed for about half an hour. Great entertainment for the cats, if nothing else.
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mrua7mrua7 on August 15th, 2015 04:31 pm (UTC)
AWWW SO CUTE! Hey you may want to lock down your journal to 'friends only' temporarily as LJ is being hacked big time by the Russians. The site could possibly go down....stay turned.

Sleep well!
miwahni: Sherlock Keep calm and trust sherlockmiwahni on August 15th, 2015 04:37 pm (UTC)
Isn't he cute! I'm assuming it's a he, due to the size and the fact that his nose seems quite scarred, which I imagine is from fighting other males.

From what I've seen (see replies to previous post) it's only communities that have been spammed. So far... *crosses fingers*
mrua7mrua7 on August 15th, 2015 04:48 pm (UTC)
No journals are being hit. Spikesgirl got slammed last week, and others have mentioned having Russian posts to their journals.
miwahnimiwahni on August 15th, 2015 04:56 pm (UTC)
Ouch! With any luck LJ will get their act together and boot these people off.
mrua7mrua7 on August 15th, 2015 04:58 pm (UTC)
And then they'll figure out another way in. It's like trying to catch a sunbeam.
miwahni: MFU My Fandom Poutsmiwahni on August 16th, 2015 09:53 am (UTC)
I just don't understand the point of it, at all. They don't gain anything by their spamming, unless it's just a feeling of satisfaction from knowing they're annoying people.
mrua7mrua7 on August 16th, 2015 10:40 am (UTC)
I guess they do it because they can. Though some of it are doing to try and steal people's personal information.
Trepkostrepkos on August 15th, 2015 04:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, what is he? Very cute!
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on August 15th, 2015 04:55 pm (UTC)
He's a possum. They often get in between the upstairs and downstairs of my house and I'll hear them bashing around, it's quite unnerving if you don't expect it. I should block the hole they're using to access the space, but I'm always worried I'll inadvertently block one in.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on August 15th, 2015 10:08 pm (UTC)
I'll say it again, Aussie possums are far cuter than the US ones. *g*

entropy_houseentropy_house on August 16th, 2015 12:32 am (UTC)
That's exactly what I was thinking! Australian possums are adorable, US possums are scary weird. :^)
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMO] BLIMEYdraycevixen on August 16th, 2015 01:08 am (UTC)
American ones look like they were Frankensteined together from other animals. :D
miwahni: Pros Private madnessmiwahni on August 16th, 2015 09:54 am (UTC)
miwahni: B7 Slightly sanemiwahni on August 16th, 2015 09:55 am (UTC)
Like she said *points to Drayce* *g*
miwahni: Pros Ray frownmiwahni on August 16th, 2015 09:54 am (UTC)
I have to agree with you there, the US possums (opossums?) aren't the most pleasing animals to look at.
sunray45: Australia opalsunray45 on August 16th, 2015 07:42 am (UTC)
What a cute little visitor. Perhaps he was lonely, or looking for his mate who crawled into the hole. Would it have come from the park behind you?

Will check out that Sherlock fic later. Thanks.
miwahni: Pros B&D You'll Be All Rightmiwahni on August 16th, 2015 09:57 am (UTC)
It could have - I see (or at least, hear) them around a lot, I've just not seen them up on the porch before. Year before last I was able to photograph a mum with baby on her back, that was pretty special.
byslantedlight: Magic-DeepBlueNight(OhSweetWitchery)byslantedlight on August 16th, 2015 08:58 am (UTC)
Possum! You know I lived for years in rural Australia, and I don't remember ever seeing one - but since then I've seen them being completely unfussed about living in cities. Maybe they've just been cool urban dudes all along... *g*

ETA - I don't care what Dennis Waterman's character is called, he'll always be Terry to me

Edited at 2015-08-16 08:58 am (UTC)
miwahni: UK London Eyemiwahni on August 16th, 2015 10:03 am (UTC)
This is the first place I've lived where I've seen possums regularly, and I've also lived in some pretty rural places - where the biggest obstacles on the golf course are the kangaroos, for example! I'd only been here for a couple of days when I saw my first possum though.

I will never forget sitting in a hotel room in Bayswater, London, and absently watching Minder while packing up my bag - and there was Terry, going into the pub that was literally just down the road from my location. It was such a weird feeling!
Newsy: chibinewsy891 on August 16th, 2015 04:13 pm (UTC)
Hi cute Aussie wildlife thing!

Of course Australian possums are cuter - but American opossums are rather cute when they're babies. I went to a wildlife rescue center for a story once and held a tiny baby opossum, and he wrapped his little tail around my finger and went to sleep and AWWW.
miwahni: Aussie Aussie Aussiemiwahni on August 16th, 2015 08:33 pm (UTC)
AWWW for sure!
jaicen5jaicen5 on August 20th, 2015 10:59 am (UTC)
we have them as well, on our back deck. I suspect a lot of people feed them, because I've had them scratching at the door, trying to get in. Mine is A380, the sound he makes when he's running across the roof. I think they are very happy living in suburbia, eating our mangoes and sleeping in our roofs.
miwahni: Pros Never far awaymiwahni on August 20th, 2015 08:35 pm (UTC)
A380, cute! When mine get in between the floors of my house they can make the place shake.

I guess as humans encroach more and more on their habitat, they become more accustomed to having us about, and more tame (well, semi tame) in the process.