theantijoss: (LotS - Kahlen Kicks ASS)
That DDOS attack on LJ, Twitter and Facebook Thursday? TOTALLY SCARY AND NUTS, MAN!

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Supernatural fans!

Wow. This made me really stop and think. Pointed out by [personal profile] wistfuljane. First, check out the beautiful artwork HERE. It's by [livejournal.com profile] vito_excalibur, and it absolutely BLEW my mind.

Now, think about it in terms of [personal profile] thefourthvine's commentary: Because the thing is - there is one thing different in this picture, and it changes everything. Imagine these guys driving through small southern towns in their big black car with all manner of guns. Imagine these guys running credit card scams, and trying to talk their way into strangers' houses, and, you know, the other stuff that Dean and Sam do. (Sorry, we have reached the limit of my osmotic fannish knowledge.) It would be a whole different narrative, I'll tell you that for free.

That's some meta commentary, right there.

And speaking of [personal profile] wistfuljane and racism food for thought, I have been hearing about the racist casting of The Last Airbender, but I hadn't SEEN it put so succinctly before:

"racebending.com updated their site. One update is their casting comparision pictures:


Aang, Katara, Sokka and Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender.


Noah Ringer as Aang, Nicola Peltz as Katara, Jackson Rathbone as Sokka and Dev Patel as Zuko from The Last Airbender.

Another is their petition: Join the Boycott: Aang can stay Asian and still save the world."

To know about it and think it shocking is one thing -- to see it like that is... o_O Whut? It's bad enough that the heroes have been completely whitewashed, but worse still is that the VILLAIN is being played by a person of color! WTF is that shit?

FAIL, Hollywood. Again.

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In happier news, I have a new hero! OMG she is so awesome -- Kahlan Amnell from Legend of the Seeker. She is BADASS, dudes. Ain't no damseling going on here, either. I am just LOVING Legend of the Seeker. Denna the Dominatrix is another favorite. And HEY! I knew I recognized Darken Rahl (the villain) -- he was Haldir in Lord of the Rings! And Richard is frakking HOT, yo.

I NEED MORE ICON SPACES GODDAMNIT!!!!

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Come on in to the dragon's pen!

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

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UGH!

21/7/09 22:18
theantijoss: (Star Trek - Gaila Grins)
You know what the major problem is with Weeds? A half an hour once a week is NOT ENOUGH STORY. I mean, yes, they get an AMAZING amount done in a very short time, but it's REALLY frustrating and unsatisfying to be left dangling every week.

That being said, I'm so freaking addicted, I can't stop watching. *sigh*

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Cranky today, which is sad, since I just started playing with The Archive of Our Own (aka AO3) that I've been wanting to get involved in for months. I'm starting to archive my fic over there, so everything I've written will be in one place, and eventually I won't have to deal with the hassle of my own website. That is, assuming that this project keeps going forward -- which I really hope they do. I can't stress enough how important the Organization for Transformative Works could be for fandom, especially as the digital copyright landscape gets more and more complicated. You should check them out!

OTW: TOSsed cat needs archive


Hee. My favorite promo pic. *G*

As to why I'm grouchy after getting involved with this interesting project... well, it's old fandom stuff, I guess. It never really goes away, and the wider out in the internet world I wander, the more I run into it. I was reading some great stories at the archive, and one of them linked to the sequel at the person's LJ. They were someone I hadn't run into before, and their stuff was really funny, so I poked around a little bit, like you do. Naturally, I found lots of posts and comments and icons all bashing B/A. I just clicked back and didn't bother reading the story. I didn't see how old some of the comments and stuff were, but... I didn't really care. It made me feel bad, so I ran back here to my Safe Zone to pout. *cuddles FList*

I don't mean to whine like some kind of victim. In the big scheme of things, if that's the worst thing that happens to me all day, then I should call myself frikkin' lucky. Besides, I'm sure if I went to the right places, I would find the same kind of comments about other ships, too. Obviously I'm more sensitive to those about my original OTP (OGOTP? *G*), but man, it just punches me in the gut. I'm glad I'm just staying the hell away from any of that shite in TB fandom. I don't really ship anybody, although I like Eric/Sookie (a spillover from the books, combined with a desire to see a LOT more Eric), but I don't really dislike Bill or Sookie/Bill on the show, and I don't care who they pair Eric with, as long as we get to see his range of personality... and lots of skin. I like to poke good natured fun at Bill because he's so old-fashioned and not cool, but I don't use the funny icons, because I don't want to hurt any of my new friends' feelings, or have them take my jibes the wrong way. I can't remember who coined the term, but I'm Team Eric Who Doesn't Hate Bill (except in the books).

I don't know, the whole encounter just depressed me. I think this writer is funny, and I enjoyed their stuff at the archive -- I should probably just avoid following any links to anybody's journals from now on.

Worst of all, I can't even begin to talk about what happened with Dr. Gates in Cambridge. I mean... DR. GATES. IN CAMBRIDGE. WHERE HARVARD IS. WTF America? Let's just set aside that he's arguably one of the most well-known historical scholars around. Let's forget that he can be seen PRACTICALLY EVERY FREAKING WEEK ON PBS. He's an OLDER GENTLEMAN WHO WALKS WITH A CANE. Srsly, stupid white neighbor? SRSLY? You know what, I don't blame him for being upset and giving the police officer shit. And that he was ARRESTED for it is just... mind boggling. Do you think any of this would have happened to, say, Bill Moyers? I bet you a MILLION FRAKKING DOLLARS that it would not.

W. T. F. America? Post-racial my fat ass.

See why I didn't want to get started?

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I killed my first baby dragon by accident recently. Well, I mean, it didn't grow up, and there was a Dragon Cave blackout or something... anyway, please visit the red egg and let's see if we can keep it alive this time. Otherwise, it's really depressing.

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

What a bugger of a rotten day! I'm going to go read some Gaila fic. Gaila always cheers me up. And WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T TRY CONVINCING ME SHE'S DEAD, OR I MIGHT EAT YOUR FACE.
theantijoss: (Adam - RAGE)
Happy birthday to my very good friend and fellow writer (and lover of all things dark and creepy), [livejournal.com profile] umbra_elf! I hope you have a great day, hon!

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The dates for this year's International Blog Against Racism Week [community profile] ibarw are July 27 - August 2. I'm definitely going to have a post for it (at least one) -- this year has been a real struggle for me trying to come to terms with and try to change how I deal with my own privilege, and check my unconscious racism.

I know it's not about me. But you know what? Sometimes, for white people, it IS. It's about you and your place in the world, the way you contribute to or fight against oppression and bigotry. You have to look inside yourself and make changes within as much as without. It's as important for yourself as a whole, healthy, loving human being as it is for the people who ultimately benefit from your changes.

Just mho.

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WOW! True Blood ratings were phenomenal for a cable show! And this doesn't even count people like me who watch it online or download it because they don't or can't get HBO! W00t!

I've seen a few people complaining, but I've long since learned my lesson about that -- I ignore them! *G* Am I an Eric/Sookie fan and a proud member of Team Eric? Yes. Do I therefore think that there's something inherently wrong with Bill/Sookie shippers and Team Bill or Team Sam people? NO. And I'm staying SIX BILLION MILES AWAY from the brewing shipper wars.

I can smell them that far away, you know. It starts with little barely veiled jabs at the male character you don't like as much, or off the cuff negative things abou tthe other pairing. That's when I click "BACK" and RUN!

Ooh! You know what I'm should do? START A SQUEE COMMUNITY like [profile] spn_woohoo! No negativity allowed!

Speaking of TV Geekery, Have You Voted in the TwoP Tubey Awards yet?

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An interesting conversation about the Obama administrations OFFENSIVE defense (oxymoron?) of DOMA between two people I really admire:







There are a lot of things going on in the world right now, but Obama needs to say something SOON to distance himself from this anti-LGBTQ garbage, or he's going to lose what little credibility he has left in the gay community.

Sign a petition to demand the brief be repealed and an apology be made for its content: http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/doma_brief/?r_by=4580-2019307-_BOm9qx&rc=confemail

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Are they fucking serious with this shit? Megan Fox's body as a model of the American Party System? *looks at calendar* What the hell year is this? Thanks, [personal profile] heathershaped for the head's up.

I just... bleurg.

Speaking of objectifying women and rape culture...

There's a fascinating -- and really, really disturbing -- conversation going on at [livejournal.com profile] cereta's site right now about rape, rape culture, and men's responsibility in the matter. It's so weird (and not in the best way) in the years since I've been out of college and the Women's Studies program, I've become much more deeply involved in gay rights than women's rights specifically (even though the two are inexorably intertwined). It's been a while since I thought about this issue. Anyway, I highly recommend this food for thought.

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And just so I don't leave you with such thinky thoughts...



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