Sleeping Beauty AU where the princess was born on a Leap Day, so when the evil fairy curses her to prick her finger “on her 16th birthday”, her family realizes that’s not the same thing as her 16th year of life and she’ll actually be in her 60′s when it happens.



By the time the Royal Counsellor has finished speaking the King looks slightly less like he might faint and the Queen actually looks a little hopeful.

“Are you certain?” she pressed.

“Absolutely,” the Counsellor assured her. “I had one of my clerks take notes during all the fairy’s speeches for the exact purpose of studying their phrasing.”

“What,” the King blinked. “Even the good ones?”

The counsellor sniffed. “Especially the good ones.”

“So…so we can truly argue that it is the birthday that counts and not the passing of the years?” asked the Queen, colour returning to her cheeks.

“Indeed!” the Counsellor said with a smile. “So if my math is correct your daughter will be sixty-four when the curse enters into effect.”

“That is hardly what I would call a long and prosperous life!” the King protested.

“Ah, but it does give her Royal Highness the Princess a lot more time to find this contractually necessary one true love,” his Counsellor explained. “Quite a reasonable amount of time I would say, if she happens to be of a romantic and monogamous persuasion, of course.”

The royal couple looked equal parts relieved and bewildered.

“But there’s no need to worry about that just yet,” the Counsellor said comfortingly. “And besides. Times are moving on. That is the entire reason we have the High Court of Magical Justice. Why, just last month a transformed prince was kissed back to human by his platonic life partner after successful litigation against the original layer of the curse! It is riveting caselaw.”

“…this is a good thing, yes?” the King ventured.

“Very good,” the Counsellor nodded.

“Well then!” Her Majesty the Queen beamed. “In that case, I say we continue the celebrations!”

“Quite right, Your Majesty, quite right,” the Counsellor said with a bow. “If you need me, I shall be in my study.”



It is a tenet of contract law that the meanings of contractual language are construed against its drafters. I think it makes perfect sense to interpret the language of curses against their casters as well.



Better curse breaking through semantic specificity.


#Leap Day #fun with loopholes #fanfic



If you’re a person who has problems Touching Certain Things I highly recommend buying a box of disposable nitrile gloves, because I’ve used them for everything from baking very sticky bread to scooping grease out of a drain to (today) tying up garbage that had maggots in it.

yeah they’re great. I used to use them for all kinds of things


#yes this #unsanitary cw?



Hey, I just noticed that 2/22/2022 will fall on a Tuesday, creating ULTIMATE MEGA TWOSDAY and that somehow makes up for today being a Monday.

It’s just over four years away. Start preparing now.



ULTIMATE MEGA TWOSDAY is only three years away. Are you ready? Do you have a date? Have you booked a hotel room?



I’m thinking the big party locations will be Tuvalu, Tulane University, and Timbuktu.



ULTIMATE MEGA TWOSDAY is now TWO years away. Get started on those decorations and party favors!


#Twosday #the more you know


Zuko, finally finding his five year old adopted daughter after hours of searching: Sokka, why is Korra on top of the fridge

Sokka: she’s in time out

Zuko: why

Sokka: I just remembered the time Aang woke me up before sunrise and then wouldn’t let me go back to sleep and he may be our daughter now but that doesn’t mean he can get off the hook for his crimes

Korra: I’m in jail :D



Zuko: Young lady, this is non-negotiable. Now get in the tub

Baby Korra: okay [gets in the tub while bending all the water out]

Zuko: okay, that one’s on me, instructions were too vague



Sokka: she’s earthbent a wall in front of her door because she’s mad at us. Can you PLEASE get rid of it

Toph: sure [kicks the door open]


Toph, to Sokka: you didn’t tell me you owe the kid a polar bear dog

Sokka: oh come on I didn’t think she’d remember! Where am I even supposed to get one?

Toph: I don’t know Ponytail, figure it out [goes into Korra’s room and earthbends a bigger, stronger earth wall in front of the door]

Sokka: toph

Toph: you know our demands


#Avatar: The Last Airbender #anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #fanfic

The IndieWeb Movement: Owning Your Data and Being the Change You Want to See in the Web · Jamie Tanna | Software (Quality) Engineer

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I think on this site, there are a lot of people who aren’t ready to buy a domain name, so I’ll mention Neocities. (And yes, it lets you export an archive of your site as many times as you like.)

Also, the line “completely alien technology like RSS” makes me sad.


#interesting #101 Uses for Infrastructureless Computers