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1. Is there anything that I could do in a dw entry to show/hide some text once the cut has already been clicked?

I'm thinking about transcripts in particular, here; sometimes I have entries with several (long!) videos embedded, and the transcripts would make a looooooong scroll bar blockquote. If I could hide the transcripts with a click-here-to-view, that would be pretty cool.

2. New Mythbusters! Because we seem to be doing spoiler cuts now, there's some stuff about 8x02 Dive to Survive here:

KARI! Kaaaaari is back! <3 Kari! Kari was back and awesome, and I was therefore somewhat less concerned that Tory would accidentally hurt himself. (Listen, he and Grant need a safe top, okay, or they sometimes try dangerous things!) ALSO Kari had a 50 caliber gun and was amazingly hot with it. Also Grant was hotter than he always is in the blueprint scene, I don't even know why. Excited that Kari was back? Also Grant made a servo out of a BLENDER or something! I <3 you, Grant.

Jamie is just so much more comfortable in front of the camera now! I love the way he's more playful -- and he and Adam were particularly playful in the first half of this episode, goofing around and laughing and telling bad jokes.

I actually found the dive to survive myth really frustrating -- it's one of the ones where their drive to make big booms makes the gathering of data really difficult. Me: could you make a SMALLER explosion? Them: FIFTY POUNDS OF DYNAMITE! Me: ah. I take it the answer is no, then. But they were so adorable doing it, and they were enjoying themselves so much, that I was like, fine, I'll just watch the Adam and Jamie show and ignore the explosions part.

About the explosions: I was kind of tempted to clip Adam and Jamie at the bomb range for "sensation play." They talked all about how awesome shock waves were, and how this was going to be a big one that they really felt, and then the bomb went off, and then Jamie sort of rolled his shoulders around and shook himself a bit, like he'd really enjoyed it that time. And Adam was all "that'll wake you up in the morning!" Awww, guys.

3. So, this isn't exactly related to the most recent episode of the Mythbusters, but [personal profile] thingswithwings and I were talking about how Adam and Jamie just have this drive to educate people about hands-on science. And I was like "oh man, now I'm thinking about an AU where they're high school teachers." And [personal profile] thingswithwings was all, "wow, Jamie would be the worst high school teacher ever, except for Adam."

I still kind of want it anyway. Jamie and Adam teach physics! Adam nearly blows up the labs! Jamie teaches kids about acceleration using bows and arrows! They meet grouchily in the teacher's lounge and snipe at each other about teaching methods! Jamie eats nutritious homemade food paste! Adam eats slurpees! That part is perhaps not an AU!

4. I get to go to vividcon this year! I am so excited about this you guys.

See, I usually have to go be in the Middle of Nowhere for most of the summer, but there was a chance that this year I would only have to go for a couple weeks, so I registered for Vividcon in the spirit of HOPE. A few weeks ago it was still "well, we'll maybe want you for two weeks at the beginning of August?" and I was distraught. But then! "We don't need you this year, only come if you really want to!" \o/ \o/ \o/

PLUS I got really sick of going every year -- Middle of Nowhere, no internet, and I came back sicker every time I went. So I'm very grateful to have the break for that reason, too; maybe it'll seem more fun next year, after this time off. And maybe by then I'll have a diagnosis, and will be able to figure out why I always seem to come back sick, so that I can do something about it. (Stress? Diet? Chemical exposure? Sleeping problems? Who knows.)

So: Vividcon road trip! I get to go to vividcon! And meet fangirls! For maybe the only time in the next ten years, because this is likely to be my only summer off! *does dance of vividcon*

ETA: edited to strike the girls out of fangirls, because someone drew my attention to it as a casually and thoughtlessly gendered noun. I'm really sorry, guys! I look forward to meeting a bunch of new fans I've never met before, regardless of their gender identity.
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