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I'm a Vancouver-based writer and sometimes-slacktivist. You've found my personal journal. Perhaps you were looking for my official website. This livejournal is mostly locked.

I post my fanfiction at tallyfics so if you just want to read the fanfiction, you can watch that community. If you still want to friend my journal, feel free, but I might not friend you back.
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A youthful summer fanmix for Korra, Mako and Bolin.

(18 songs and a cover at my fanfic comm) Originally posted at dreamwidth, comment wherever you like!

estrangement: a mix for thor and loki

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This is a mix for Thor and Loki, set between Thor and The Avengers.

(12 songs and a cover at my fanfic comm)

a music post!

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A little while ago, ONE OF YOU asked me to give you links to new-to-you music. I ended up just uploading a fairly random selection of my iTunes collection. Enjoy!

a whole bunch of music under the cut!Collapse )


BONUS: Here is the music video for the Tain - it is a shadow play with paper cutouts!! 
Trigger warning: rape.





Originally posted at dreamwidth, comment wherever you like!

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songs for the occupation

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A soundtrack for Occupy Together.



28 songs and 4 covers (by the lovely and talented viivi) under the cut.

Side A: The Bubble BurstsCollapse )

Side B: The BailoutCollapse )

Side C: Songs for the General AssemblyCollapse )

Side D: Dance Dance OccupationCollapse )

All four sides together here.

vote for Emma to be the Fido dog!

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My boss' adorable dog Emma is in the running to be a Fido dog! (For non-Canadians, Fido is a phone company that has dogs in their commercials lol).

Go vote for her here!

http://www.fidocastingcall.ca/dogs/25360

You can vote once a day for as many dogs as you want but PLEASE ONLY VOTE FOR EMMA! You can also vote from multiple devices and browsers. Voting goes til Nov 17th! If Emma gets in my boss says I'll get 10% and maybe I'll become an agent for animals in showbiz!!! Animal cruelty rules in Hollywood are REALLY slack so I'll be a hardass about it!!

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Why I am Going to Occupy Vancouver - my personal reasons

1. Because I believe in an economic system where good ethics, compassion, and creation are more important than unlimited profit.

2. Because I believe that an economic system that values unlimited profit before all else ultimately results in poor treatment of workers, wage slavery, destruction of the environment, and expensive goods of poor quality.* I believe this system is especially dangerous when applied to the basics of life – increasingly frequent food recalls are an example of this.

3. Because I am sickened that high-priced clothing and electronics are made by overseas slave labour simply to raise profits, not out of any need to break even. There is no reason for sweatshops to exist, but they do, because of the model of unlimited growth and profit, which is only possible with terrible working conditions.

4. Because I believe corporatocracy leads to a growing divide of rich and poor, as the middle class and small businesses disappear. The end result of complete corporatocracy is the destruction of the middle class and huge class divides within countries, and between countries.

5. Because I believe that corporate welfare is unjust. I think corporations should not have the same rights as people. I believe corporations should pay much more in taxes.

6. Because I believe the class warfare has been waged long before any of us were born, and it will continue to be fought with mounting casualties of the poor and disenfranchised until we start implementing real solutions. The first step is acknowledging that it exists, and that the rich started it.

7. Because as my father, an oilman, put it: “There is no question that the oil will run out. The question is, will we still be able to breathe the air by the time that happens?” We need new solutions.

8. Because I want to stand in solidarity with my Native friends upon whose land this country is illegally built. Because I want an end to all oppression everywhere.

9. Because every “special interest” group, region, and city has its own complex and unique struggles, but together we can rise up against corporate rule in favour of a true democratic economy.

(Because in my heart of hearts, I believe in a united socialist Earth, but I don't think we can wait around for the Vulcans to help us build it.)

I'm not keen on the “We are the 99%” slogan and will not be embracing it. It might have fit within an American context, but globally I do not think it is true. While I, my family, and everyone I know and work with, do not ~own capital~ and control the wealth of the nation, by living and thriving within a Western country we do help with the oppression of foreign slave labour and the squandering of foreign resources. While I can only start out by helping locally, we need a global solution.

*A good simple breakdown of this with a lemonade stand metaphor is here. Businesses themselves are not the problem, the idea that unlimited growth is how a business succeeds IS the problem.

Originally posted at dreamwidth, comment wherever you like!

Mississippi Personhood Amendment

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Originally posted by gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.



(The original poster talks about being the first outsider to donate, I haven't donated as I can't afford it -t)

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does anyone know this kitty?

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The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help in an investigation into the suspected abuse of a three-week-old kitten found in the middle of the road on East 33rd Avenue near Slocan Street in Vancouver on June 4. The kitten was suffering from a deep laceration that cut all the way through his skin and into muscle around the entire circumference of his neck.

Article here

If you have any information please call Vancouver SPCA at 604-709-4699.

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May. 10th, 2011

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In the next two days, the parliament of Uganda will try to pass a bill criminalizing homosexuality by death. There's a petition up at Avaaz to speak out against it, please sign!

http://www.avaaz.org/en/uganda_stop_homophobia_petition/?rc=fb

liveblogging original tron

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Tonight, in preparation of seeing nu!Tron tomorrow (and probably 16 other times, I think), I finally sat down and watched the original Tron. It was one of those things I had kind of thought I HAD seen when I was little, and certainly absorbed enough through references, but never actually sat down and made sure!

So I did that tonight. I really liked it but the ending got fucking stupid!! ALSO there is real potential for a Sulu/Kirk/Chekov (or any permutation thereof) AU in here!

SO IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN TRON HERE IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Minorities? No I think everybody is white but it's hard to tell in Tron-land. One of the villains MAY be other-than-white but I don't want to check IMDB and be proven right about that.

Bechdel test? Hahahahaha no.

TRON in a nutshellCollapse )

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trekreversebang author sign ups end today!!

Women's Day Fic-A-Thon

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where_no_woman is having an InternationalGalactic Women's Day Mini Fic-A-Thon in March! Fics of 300+ words and art are acceptable for any of the women in Star Trek XI - Uhura, Gaila, Winona, Amanda, all the way down to Madeleine and Hannity and the female Romulan officer and all the littlest extras!

They are now accepting prompts at this post and have references for all the female characters. Basically everyone except Chapel since we never get to see her face. D:

Go prompt!!

Jan. 19th, 2010

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The help_haiti fandom auction ends tomorrow!

My auction is here, for fanfiction or original fiction, and is currently at $30. :D :D

AUCTION

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I am putting up fanfiction or original fiction for auction in aid of help_haiti. You can also auction off tons of other stuff - art, food, crafts, etc! Check it out.

Other pimpage

trekreversebang Is a Star Trek "big bang" (the minimum is 6K, so it ain't *that* big really), where the pics come before the fics. That is, art is drawn, and then stories are written for the art! Right now it looks like there are more writers than artists signed up, so come join!

The picaresque_trek claiming post goes up on Friday, sometime in the afternoon Pacific Time. Fic and art are both welcome, and you don't need prior Decemberists knowledge to join in as all the prompts have the music included!

Jan. 9th, 2010

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The reference post for picaresque_trek, the Decemberists/Star Trek fic challenge, is now up! It was fun to make but now I have nothing to procrastinate over. Now I actually have to get back to writing stuff. :-S

Anyways, come and join! Make arts and write stuff. And stuff.

actual fandom activity on my part

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picaresque_trek

A Decemberists-based Star Trek fic challenge!


Please come over and tell me what you think!

fanfiction community

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I am now posting fanfiction to the community tallyfics. So if you are just following my journal for fanfiction, you don't have to stay friends with this journal. You can friend or join or just look at that community. If you found this journal via a broken link to a story, I am sorry. There are only so many old links I can find and edit!

Feel free to stick around here if you would like to know about my original writing, although that may take some time. I'll also probably still post recs here sometimes.

OKAY BYE.
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operation80

This is a challenge for writers in the Star Trek fandom to reboot the original series episodes.
It is slash-friendly.
Joiiinnnnnnn.


And since I should be writing pages but am not, so I may as well write something in the next two days:

A meme:
Give me a character (or multiple characters, or a pairing, or a theory, or a ridiculous AU, or anything you like, really) from a fandom (er, preferably one that I'm familiar with. If you don't know whether I know a fandom or not, feel free to ask. Crossovers are absolutely fine), and a theme to go with it (by 'a theme' I mean anything that will give me some idea of where I'm going - be as vague or as specific as you want to be), and I'll write you a one-sentence fic. You may make as many requests as you like; I may answer as many as I feel capable of.


And because I am a delicate flower, my fandoms:
- Star Trek XI
- Snatch (Turkish/Tommy because I am predictable)
- Avatar: The Last Airbender