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  1. Public Bookmark 8

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    Torchwood has, surprisingly enough, a HR department. And the lot of the Torchwood HR department is not a happy one.

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    11 Jun 2020

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    Torchwood prides itself on being an equal opportunities employer. This does not, however, excuse branch managers from complying with Torchwood standard recruitment policies and procedures, including the preparation of a proper, supported business case for recruitment. Without wishing to single anybody out, “It just sorta wandered in one day from the Pleocene era and it looked kinda cute so we decided to keep it” does not constitute a proper, supported business case for recruitment.

    I can just imagine the author of this contemplating the bottle in the bottom desk-drawer at 4:59 every Friday.
  2. Rec 51

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    The job of Barrayaran Cultural Liaison Officer is one that often makes its holder wish for a transfer, perhaps even to a weather station.

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    21 Apr 2020

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    FROM: checkmyearrings@betacolony.org

    hi im back with more questions ha ha

    i know u dont wear earrings but what wd a widow wear during the time of isoliation if she wanted people to know she was lking for a non-exclusive partner, male or herm? also how long would it take to ride from one continent to the other? im thinking maybe forty-eight hours with no breaks but wanted to check. thx!

    also can u help me find a barrayaran publisher for my book? thx ha ha

    Perf.
  3. Public Bookmark 29

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    Corrections to the record, from someone who feels very strongly about accuracy and thoroughness in historical research.

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    09 Apr 2020

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    July 4, 2014

    Editor-in-Chief
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    Dear sir or ma'am or members of the editorial committee,

    On this the occasion of Captain America's 97th birthday, I write to you for help. I read his entry on your Internet encyclopedia this morning, and discovered a number of factual assertions with "[Citation needed]" marked next to them, which indicates someone doubts that they are true. It is my understanding that anyone can provide a citation or add material to this encyclopedia, but Capt. Rogers' entry is currently locked for editing. (It does not say why; I assume that the reasons derive from arguments over his role in the Potomac River disaster this spring.) Therefore I cannot add citations directly to the entry, and am sending them to you.

    In the section on his career at SHIELD, Capt. Rogers is described as Level Six, and is marked "[Citation needed]." This can be verified from the SHIELD data dump, section 12, in the payroll records alphabetical by surname, as can the clearance level of all the non-classified SHIELD employees. I would provide a page number except I have not seen the raw SHIELD data in print as of yet.

    The section on the Potomac River disaster is marked as needing citations for the fact that Capt. Rogers was already a Hydra target during the brief period after Director Nicholas J. Fury was assassinated and before the helicarriers rose and crashed. In case the newsreel footage of his arrest on April 4th, filmed by the Channel 7 helicopters just below the George Washington Bridge, is not citation enough, this too can be verified in the SHIELD data dump, in the daily activities log for April 3rd. He is listed as a first priority target on a city-wide manhunt.

    If you could implement these updates for Capt. Rogers' entry in your encyclopedia, I would be grateful.

    Sincerely,
    A concerned reader

  4. Public Bookmark 17

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    Lord Darcy is called in to investigate a mysterious apparition that has appeared since the death of Charles de Beaufort, Baron Dartmoor, and that may signal a threat to the new baron.

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    24 Mar 2020

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    "It sounds ridiculous, but.... Several people have reported seeing a large spectral beast that speaks in the dead Baron's voice."

    Oh my god, I love it, Hound of the Baskervilles à la Lord Darcy, and very cleverly done.
  5. Rec 24

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    Katherine Climpson explores the documentation of an unusual example of medieval matrimony.

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    28 Jan 2020

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    Climpson, K., The Wimseys of Bredon: a textual study in marital relationships among the 14th century English high nobility (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), [xi, 439pp].

    Introduction
    Peter, second son of Mortimer Wimsey, 5th Duke of Denver, is well-known as an exemplar of unconventional medieval noble life. His bibliophily, cultural patronage and prominence in jurisprudence have been examined by, most recently, Pharos and McLellan in their illustrated biography, and challenged by Jones, who sees the Wimsey reputation for charitable giving as a typical example of high-status fourteenth-century power politics, rather than an exceptional personal commitment. This work does not attempt to reappraise the life of Wimsey alone. It contends, on the contrary, that his relationship and eventual marriage with Harriet (also Harriott, Henriet) Vane is a genuinely enlightening and exceptional case. With parallels to the John of Gaunt-Katherine Swynford marriage, its successor by half a century, the relationship transgressed social norms and was subject to censure and comment within high-status circles. These will to some extent be examined within the present volume. The focus, however, is on the reconstruction of an emotional relationship from the surviving records.

    A fucking tour de force.