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I was looking around LJ, trying to find out how to code links to other sites (AO3, DW, etc.) so they appear with their appropriate icons, the way the LJ user code posts the user or community icons in entries or comments.  The fantastic [livejournal.com profile] jenna_marianne  sent me these code snippets, along with the info that the best way to code for AO3 and DW is to use the Share codes provide by the sites themsleves, as LJ doesn't recognize or provide for alternate links.  

Thus, I am leaving these code snippets here in case soemone else is searching LJ like I was and is able to stumble across this post using the Search function.  I would have been thrilled to find such a post (though I admit my Search-fu is not strong) instead of basically flagging down passing strangers.  Luckily, the strangers on LJ are pretty freakin' awesome!


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Oct. 23rd, 2012 12:02 am
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Yes, that was me in the swirly black and red cloak on the dancefloor at [livejournal.com profile] wincon looking like a goth dork! What can I say - if you can't wear a cape to a fangirl con, where can you wear one? ;D

Thanks SO much to all the amazing fangirls who welcomed a lost-looking newbie and made me feel accepted in my fannishness!

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Originally posted by[livejournal.com profile] mickeymat Reproductive Rights
Originally posted by[livejournal.com profile] munibunnyat Reproductive Rights
Originally posted by[livejournal.com profile] arlissat Reproductive Rights
Originally posted by[livejournal.com profile] moropusat Reproductive Rights
everytime one of these guys gets caught in a morally compromised position, i ask myself why they feel they have the power to make personal choices for me. congress critters seem to have the lowest moral conduct of any group i'm aware of, but expect others to follow a moral code written 4,000 years ago that they themselves do not follow. if they followed the law as written by moses, i might, might, might respect them for that desire to "spread the word," but not to make it law.  but since they don't follow the code of conduct they try to force on others, they have no reason i can understand to do so.

Originally posted by[livejournal.com profile] dandelion_divaat Reproductive Rights
Fabulous.

Originally posted by[livejournal.com profile] myrrhmadeat Reproductive Rights
Originally posted by[livejournal.com profile] noodledaysat Reproductive Rights
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A star-studded cast wants you to sign!




The CAMPAIGN

The Bill of Reproductive Rights is an effort by the Center for Reproductive Rights to deliver a thundering statement—backed by hundreds of thousands of signatures from concerned citizens like you—to the U.S. Congress and the President that they must guarantee and protect reproductive rights as fundamental human rights and stop the attacks by politicians who want to take those rights away.


Draw the line! Sign the Bill of Reproductive Rights!

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I'm so peeved - it turns out that the one time I hear about Grupo Corpo coming to Austin, it is during [livejournal.com profile] wincon!   And I will be in Dallas.

I've been admiring/fanning on this amazing dance troupe ever since I saw a special on Bravo.  They are incredible and probably the only thing that would ever get me out of the house to see a 'live' dance show.  *sadface*

I will just have to cross fingers that they come back next year, 'cause there's no way I'll have any spare weekends until after Christmas retail hell.  *sigh*

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So here's a meme that's going around, and I thought "maybe I'll try it out" .  But look at some of the questions - these are things your local cat-burglar or stalker would want to know, scattered in amongst stuff about candles and decor.  Or am I just being paranoid?




Stuff about me you don't really care about ^_^ )
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It's been a while since I've bought a book (in hardcover, no less!) that wasn't for work or an ebook.   But Dragon Ship (!!!!!!!!!) came out last week and I haven't been able to pry myself away from the Liaden Universe until now, since every new release always seems to necessitate a re-read of all (well, a significant portion anyway) of the previous novels.  *dreamy sigh*  

I have loved this series since I found the first one in a B. Dalton back in 1989, all through the years where I searched fruitlessly for more sequels - not realizing that the authors were self-publishing and epub pioneers, as I didn't have internet access at the time - and I will buy every dang last one in hardcover or however it's published, just to show my support and keep the series coming! 

*hollow voice*   I will never forget the famine years...

Stephen Brust : you're up, dude.  I bought Desecrator, but that was just an amuse-bouche.  Seriously, what's Vlad up to now?


Random rambling )
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This video illustrates one of the main reasons I enjoyed Neo Ned so much.  Ned is crazy, fucked-up, AND adorably sweet.

Since he is played by Jeremy Renner, he is also STUPIDLY HOT.  

(Seriously, how does he make almost everything he does - even the dorky stuff - sexy?  His face is not classically handsome, but he moves like a model-turned-martial artist and is believable as almost any character: soldier - duh, assassin - ditto, rich businessman - sure, rock star - hell yeah, cowboy - ditto ditto, car salesman, personal trainer, college professor, policeman, biker, doting dad, chef - yes, please, I'd love some more .....)


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I must say that I am thrilled that AO3 now allows vids and art!   Am hoping we will be able to arrange to do cool OTW membership drive stuff/ AO3 fangirling at Wincon somehow.  T-shirts and buttons and explaining how archiving stuff so people can always find it to comment and love on and hug and pet and call George is not only genius, but necessary.  ~But NOT usurping  LJ as the place where people TALK and CONNECT.  Everyone seems to be worrying about the fragmenting of fandom, but I see people simply specializing their areas of interaction: Tumblr for teh artz and gifs all pavlovianly refreshed like Twitter, AO3 for hosting, searching, downloading, subscribing to fic by topic and tag and bookmark, and LJ and DW for friendship and meta and squee about all of the aforementioned (comment fic! Oh peerless pinnacle of fandomly dialogue, how I adore thee!).  It is less focused, but still kind of enriched by all the interconnectivity.

That's why I like subscriptions and feeds and tracking links - and I guess the fact that I find new awesome fic I wouldn't even think to look for elsewhere almost every DAY on AO3 makes me massively excited about it right now, I can't help myself!

Thus I am - completely unexpectedly - reading werewolf Sherlock WIPs and Jeremy Renner/Colin Farrell bondage porn (looking at you, [archiveofourown.org profile]Resonae) and ...  I like it!

So call me crazy.   =P
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I'd say something here, but this kind of thing leaves me sickened and queasy (and due to recent events, once again - thanks for nothing Bush Republicans - ashamed of being from Texas: the state where only men know anything about women's health)





and for tonight's WTF-ery
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[livejournal.com profile] mickeym
In case some of y'all haven't seen this:

GOP Senate Nominee: Victims of ‘Legitimate Rape’ Rarely Get Pregnant:

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri, said he doesn’t support abortion even in cases of rape because victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant.

Article here

But it gets better! Apparently Rep. Akin sits on/heads the House Science and Technology Committee. Boggle at that for a moment, yeah.

So, there's a petition at LeftAction, addressed to John Boehner, to remove Akin from said committee. Here:

http://www.leftaction.com/action/tell-boehner-remove-akin-science-committee

Please go sign it, and then boost the hell out of this. And if there's any other petitions -- maybe one to throw this guy into a shark-infested tank? -- let me know? Thanks.




Copied from [livejournal.com profile] mickeym who has taste, class, and intelligence, unlike the clueless misogynists involved in this debacle.
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BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN READING  ALL THE THINGS !!!!!!! **

But someone recced me this in a comment elsewhere, and I kind of think it is a work of slightly tacky GENIUS!

 
 

~I don't know why it won't embed properly  
                          ETA: must use old embed code  (curse you, newfangled Flash embeds  *shakes fist*



Now I want a gif of Eddie Izzard saying "Yus!" or  "And this is all true..."  here.  Can angels make that happen?



**  SPN J2 Big Bang is ongoing right now  -  which means I'm trying to keep up with all the BBs,  monitor the BBs posting to AO3 and invite the authors/artists to post to the Supernatural and J2 Big Bang Collection over there,  keep an eye out for BB authors who need/want AO3 invites,  track all of my lovely AO3 Subscriptions,  and try to stay on top of all the new Avenger-fic!  Plus, people keep reccing awesome Inception fics  -  nooooo, I don't need a new fandom!  I'm barely keeping my head above water as it is!  I still haven't managed to make it through the kinkmeme - or the last several comment memes  ([livejournal.com profile] be_compromised : stop being so amazing for just a few days so the rest of us can catch up!)  

AND I really would like to post some Avenger recs and lovely scifi BigBang recs, but ....   then I would have to spend less time reading fic.  O.O  

Like that's gonna happen.

I want to find out if anyone from AO3 is doing a membership drive/info thingy at Wincon or if I should volunteer.   Guess I should get right on that, huh?  (Really, I just want a T-shirt - even if I have to make my own.)





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Okay did anyone else see this?  It's better than the original trailer, in my opinion!




Also, go now to pet, stroke, and coo over [livejournal.com profile] foxxcub's fantastic Avenger's Kissing Meme!


 Awesomeness awaits!
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......   UNTIL IRON MAN 3 ANYWAY.

Is it just me, or did anyone else see Phil there at the end? I mean, a slightly balding white guy in a suit and tie nearly running into Agent Hill as she leaves the bridge of the Helicarrier?  Who else on that thing wears a suit and tie?  Who else would be striding purposefully onto the bridge, probably to report to Fury for debrief or something?   Who else could it be?

I HAVE DECIDED TO BELIEVE IT IS PHIL, NO MATTER WHAT ARGUMENTS ARE PRESENTED TO THE CONTRARY.

Phil is not dead.  That is all.

My favorite bits were the parts where Cap is all super-soldier-with-amazing-physical-competency.  Everything - jumping out of the plane, using the Helicarrier like a jungle gym (EVERYONE in this movie was flinging themselves off of anything/everything ... just, turn around and jump/fall/dive full speed ahead, relying on sheer skill when it comes to hitting the bad guy/making it in time/not going splat.  SO MUCH COMPETENCE - I HAVE MANY COMPETENCE FEELS.) When he's running down the street to get to the hostages? The running and diving, somersaulting, knowing exactly how to move, just ...  AAAAAH!  And the little thing he and Tony do where the repulsor reflects/ricochets off the shield? XD XD XD XD  Iron Man's entrance in Germany! Overriding the comms for his own personal soundtrack!  Hell, ALL of Tony's entrances were amazing. The talk/threats with Loki - I kept going "aaw yeah, here's the showman.  Bring it, Tony!"
LOOOOVED  Tasha - " Thank you for your cooperation", "It'll be fun".  Hijacking alien space-chariot of unknown technological origin? That's confidence, girlfriend.   And the audience applauded when Hulk 'smashed' Loki - just, I can't, right in the middle of the grand speech, it was BEAUTIFUL.  I would rather have a gif of that than one of the Hulk/Thor punchout, just when people are being annoying ^_____^

I cannot talk about Hawkeye because there are no words for how much I heart Jeremy Renner - I just saw Ghost Protocol, okay?  It's, he's ... *wibbles*  

    * AAAARRRRMMMMSSSSSS*

And Bruce! - I agree with everyone, Mark Ruffalo was FANTASTIC!  Way to redeem a comicbook movie character, Joss!  I disliked the other two Hulk movies ( I told a friend who hasn't been following the movies until now, and who wants to watch all the previous relevant Marvel films, that she could skip the Norton Hulk, except for maybe the last bit with Fury).  I would go see a movie with this Hulk.  AND the Black Widow/Hawkeye backstory movie!

And Pepper being barefoot at home b/c in her Louboutins she's taller than Tony!  In her Daisy Dukes!  "Tony doesn't like it when people hand him things"  And her giant diamond! (whataya think ~12~ carats?)

Also, how many groups of fans do you think are planning like, "Let's go see it again, and then after - we'll go for schwarma!"   The restaurants are probably so confused by the sudden uptick in business.  XD  XD

*rubs hands together gleefully*  Now for all the Bruce fic and fixit fic and Hawkeye angst fic and ...

(seriously, this movie has redeemed the entire last few weeks of my life - only something this good could make me feel better about what's going on.  And now I have to learn XHTML coding in the next month - sigh.  If only I had enough money to see it again and again.  I wonder if a doctor could prescibe a film as an anti-depressant and if insurance would cover it? *ponders*)
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mickeym at House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In Senate
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lk737at House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In Senate
CISPA would give the government and corporations vast new powers to track and share data about Americans’ Internet use.

But our hundreds of thousands of emails and tens of thousands of phone calls have had a real impact:

Amendments were adopted that made CISPA (marginally) better.

Earlier this month CISPA was supposed to sail through, but we helped foment opposition, and the vote was far closer than anybody could have imagined even a couple of weeks ago.

Most Democrats held firm in opposition, and more than two dozen libertarian-leaning Republicans defied their leadership and voted no.

Most importantly, President Obama has threatened to veto CISPA.

***Additionally, CISPA would destabilize the internet inviting cyber attacks and increasing the amount of identity theft.***

The Senate will consider cyber security legislation in the coming weeks. Let’s turn up the heat right away: Tell the Senate to reject CISPA and any and all legislation that doesn’t respect privacy and civil liberties.
Add your name at right to tell the Senate to reject cyber security legislation that doesn’t respect privacy.

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa_passes/?akid=1332.1998782.hoiowQ&rd=1&t=2


Pimping!

Apr. 24th, 2012 12:34 am
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mickeym at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] earthquakedream at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] seasight at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Arizona Sentate, Arizona State Legislature, Debbie Lesko.

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Stop the Arizona birth control Bill

If this bill passes the senate then women of Arizona would be forced to provide documentation that birth control is for medical purposes only. The "company" would not be required to cover birth control if it was for prevention of conception. Additionally this bill would give companies the right to fire women if they discovered that she was using a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy
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http://www.change.org/petitions/arizona-sentate-arizona-state-legislature-debbie-lesko-stop-the-arizona-birth-control-bill#



The right to fire? Seriously?

For. Fuck's. Sake. The United States of America continue to make me feel physically sick on a regular basis. This is horrific.

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