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Nov. 14th, 2011

06:24 pm - Fine. I'm just going to sing the Doom Song while I wait.

I can see everything from the GM seat! Everything except my unwary victims players. Curse you, rush hour traffic!

...Yep, that's about all I have to say right now. Except that ALL THE THINGS are happening in ALL THE GAMES and it's exciting.

YAY MY VICTIMS ARRIVE!

Nov. 13th, 2011

01:27 am - omg

Gavin is an evil genius. I can't wait to see how what he just put in motion is going to play out.

Also, I has a job now! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Oct. 26th, 2011

11:07 am - *prods add-ons*

Is anyone else having trouble with LJ Login? Specifically the LJ part?

Oct. 12th, 2011

11:56 am - Mississippi Personhood Amendment

Originally posted by twbasketcase at Mississippi Personhood Amendment

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.


Sep. 26th, 2011

12:51 pm - I'm just going to leave this here...

Shortpacked! on DC Comics' new version of Starfire.

This is just one of several reasons why I'm not buying your comics, DC. Here's hoping that your corporate overlords are paying attention to the word-of-mouth you're generating!

Aug. 16th, 2011

11:04 am - SCIENCE!

Jalila Essaidi is trying to develop bullet-proof human skin.

So...Luke Cage, here we come? Or possibly some Spider-variant, since this involves the spider-goats.

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Jul. 29th, 2011

03:35 pm - Eggs!

We just found eggs in the unnamed chickens' coop. So now we know one of two things:

1) At least two of the nameless chickens are female
or
2) At least one of the nameless chickens is female, and she is very productive.

This means that the naming time will come soon! And I shall have to get a camera that I can hook up to my laptop so that I can inflict pictures of the chickens on the internets.

12:29 am - Time Magazine on (Harry Potter) Fanfiction

The Boy Who Lived Forever by Lev Grossman.

And it's pretty positive about it too!

Jun. 16th, 2011

03:12 pm - Today can be sulk-flavored

Didn't get into UBC for winter quarter either. Boo.

Let's hope my applications to various library page positions go better.

Jun. 8th, 2011

11:25 am - Well Done, Big Two. Well Done.

So, I no longer intend to buy any ongoing DC comics -- why bother following anything I liked these last couple months when they're just going to get rebooted away anyway? -- and my Marvel pull has been reduced to "anything starring the Young Avengers and/or Runaways".

Anyone have any recommendations? Or shall I just enjoy not spending the money each month?

Current Mood: discontentdiscontent

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