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Dec. 30th, 2011 04:20 pm
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As I'm using dreamwidth more I'm trying to clean up friends list between both the sites. I will continue cross-posting to both but anyone I've currently friended on both will notice I may defriend you on lj. Rest assured you will be on my dreamwidth circle. I'm hoping this will make my reading sessions easier. 

Please feel free to leave your dremwidth username below if I haven't already friended you and since I'm talking about this, it's always a unfriending amnesty on my journal. but I will miss you. :(
 
 
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I had to post this here because this, THIS, is the moment I fell in love with Burt Hummel.

Even this little gif make my heart swell because no matter what Kurt is his kid and he just wants to protect him from the whole world but he knows that's not possible so he ends up watching from the sidelines and supporting his son and hoping, just hoping, that Kurt will still be standing when the final whistle blows. *wibble*

 

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Oh hello

Dec. 21st, 2011 10:49 pm
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 *dusts place down* 

May need to use DW as my main residence from now on. 
ladyoflisquill: (Misc - gay rainbowsaresubversive by jack)

Can anyone tell me if there is a daily writing prompt community on livejournal? I'm not looking for fandom specific ones but if this was accepted along with original work that would be perfect?

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

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A couple of day ago I saw this picture of Chris Colfer and Darren Criss on Tumblr.



I immediately thought it would be a good pic to morph to get what a Klaine baby would look like. Today I had a few spare minutes so...enjoy.

Read more... )
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Over the last couple of episodes this little kernel of an idea has taken root and won't leave me alone. I don't actually think there is a chance in hell it's what will happen but the fic possibilities are amazing.

...ready my cracky idea! )
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Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I'll give you between one and three sentences from that story.

Glee

Dec. 14th, 2011 11:01 pm
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I have just watched Glee Christmas episode and... Read more... )

prompt me

Dec. 11th, 2011 09:28 pm
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After finishing Nanowrimo this year I want to get back into writing properly. I have a few plot bunnies hopping around that look likely to run to the 15k plus mark but I wanted to test out my fandom skills with some... shorter pieces.

So please prompt me. Give me a few words or a sentence for a fandom prompt or pairing that I have even a passing knowledge with (or even something original) and I'll throw something back at you. 

My fandoms include but are not limited to: Hawaii Five-O, Stargate Atlantis, Merlin, X-Men: First Class, Glee, Adam Lambert/Kris Allen, Inception, CSI: Las Vegas, Die Hard, Star Trek, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles.
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On a slightly different topic to what I usually post about here, I've been doing a lot of work in the last year in improving my health and fitness levels. It's important to me not just from a health point of view but has also challenged me to do things I never thought possible. 

One of the major things I've discovered, and would like to share with everyone, is how simple changes can make a big difference. So many people think they don't "have time" to exercise. I used to believe that. It's not true. 

I saw this video today and thought is summed up perfectly how we can improve the quality of our lives in a simple way.


Merlin 411

Dec. 11th, 2011 02:01 pm
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My recordy box did not record Merlin while I was out yesterday. This made me sad but is now fixed through, um, totally legit ways.

I'm just going to focus on the things I liked, which actually were many in this episode. 

spoiler bits here )
Oh this is longer than I expected. But lastly thoughts on the trailer bit for next week so look away now if you dont' want to see.

Next week possible spoiler thoughts )
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I just watched this and had to share.

Bill and John met on December 6th 1957. This is their story.


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I had been thinking a lot today anyway about why this episode didn't sit well with me and then maplshy told me she had loved it and...
Going to bed now before I collaspe.Zzzzzz
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So just to expand on my earlier short post about being a, ahem, WINNER of Nanowrimo this year, I have to say a couple of things.

Firstly it would not have been possible without the use of the website Write or Die. It might not work for everyone and it might not work for me on all writing projects but it was perfect for nanowrimo. Honestly the thought of hearing crying babies or that peanut butter song if I stopped writing was enough to keep me going a lot of the time. 

Secondly, and more importantly, I would not have been able to do it without my writing buddy mapleshy. Honey, I've known you for years but you still inspire me to do things I never tried before and make me feel like I'm not a complete freak while doing them. That is more valuable than any winner icon can ever be. Thank you for being my buddy in nano and in life.

Finally, I was playing around with wordle as I progressed over the month and thought I'd share the evolving progress of my nanowrimo novel. 

Want a Wordle? )

Cute video

Nov. 26th, 2011 10:32 pm
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This has been doing the rounds but it's still making me smile so I decided to post it here. 

Bam!

Nov. 26th, 2011 09:31 pm
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*Points at userpic*

*dances*
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The "guess my ship" meme is a lot of fun. I still have 13 8 ships which no one has guessed. To help, I've added fandom hints to the pairings. This was almost as much fun to come up with as the pairings themselves. 

Have a look at the post and see what you recognise.

I also realised today I never included John/Rodney... which is a HUGE oversight. Let's just pretend I thought it would be too obvious. 
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[livejournal.com profile] berlinghoff79 did this meme a few days ago and I loved it so much I had to jump on board.

1. Think of up to 20 ships you support. 
2. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
3. Have your f-list guess as many of the ships as they can.
4. Fandom hints will be given if asked in the comments.

ETA: Added fandom hints for remaining 13 7 ships to be guessed.

  1. the professor/the convict - the boy wizard. Remus/Sirius [livejournal.com profile] storm_ford
  2. the former lab rat/the texan cowboy - follow the evidence. Nick/Greg CSI: Las Vegas 
  3. the one always  in the tavern/the one who never wear a shirt. Merlin/Arthur [livejournal.com profile] falling_voices
  4. the jewish werewolf/the nurse - a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost live in a house. George/Nina Being Human UK
  5. the coffee boy/the one who keeps coming back - they hunt aliens and have a lot of sex... like, a lot! Ianto/Jack [livejournal.com profile] storm_ford
  6. the one with the glasses/the one with the eyebrows - comic books made real. Noah Bennet/Sylar Heroes (okay this one was short lived but come on ZQuinto!)
  7. the unicorn/the straight up bitch. Brittany/Santana [livejournal.com profile] heygirlie
  8. the loud mouth/the one with daddy issues - cops in paradise. Danny/Steve [livejournal.com profile] berlinghoff79
  9. the surfer/the analyst - cops in paradise. Kono/Jenna Hawaii Five-O
  10. the self professed bad boy/the self respecting bad ass - fame for the 21st century. Puck/Lauren Glee
  11. the boy next door/the runner up - musician RPF. Kris Allen/Adam Lambert [livejournal.com profile] cathalin
  12. the captain/the commander. Kirk/Spock [livejournal.com profile] heygirlie
  13. the cheerleader/the perfectionist - fame for the 21st century. Quinn/Rachel [livejournal.com profile] aestheticized
  14. the rough-around-the-edges detective/the elegant medical examiner. Rizzoli/Isles [livejournal.com profile] heygirlie
  15. the boss/the special agent - cops & sailors. Gibbs/Tony NCIS
  16. the other professor/the one with anger issues - you are not alone, my friend. Charles/Eric [livejournal.com profile] storm_ford
  17. the brylcreem boy/the fashionista. Blaine/Kurt [livejournal.com profile] heygirlie
  18. the spider lover/the one with cats. Andrew Garfield/Jesse Eisenberg [livejournal.com profile] falling_voices
  19. the vegetarian/the former csi - follow the evidence. Sara/Sofia CSI: Las Vegas
  20. the artist/the leader. Lorne/Teyla [livejournal.com profile] storm_ford
Some I made deliberately easy... I think. And I totally could have done more. So lets have you, flist. :D
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I just realized it's been over two months since I posted anything on here and so I had to pop in to say Hello.

I'm in the middle of my first real Nanowrimo attempt since 2008 and even though I started with no real plot I'm at just over 37k and planning to have hit 50k by about the 27th. I'm kind of amazed and flabbergasted that I've achieved this and while I committed myself to the quantity over quality motto of Nano it's really given me a confidence in my writing again that I've been missing for, well, years if I'm honest.

Back in June/July, in prep for nano, I started a little daily prompt challenge with myself using the daily writing prompts that can be found here. (ETA: Turns out I actually posted about this at the time.) My rules were simple:
1) Take a look at the prompt for the next day & come up with a idea to write the next evening.
2) Ideas could be related to anything fandom or original or otherwise.
3) Write for a minimum of 15 minutes. Just write. I did not have to edit or even look at the piece again

Today I read over a few of the pieces I wrote from that exercise and there were spelling mistakes and grammar problems but the heart of them was right there on the page. And isn't that what matters.

I was thinking once Nanowrimo is over I might go back to my daily prompt challenge but actually post them on here. 

I may even be persuaded to post some of the prompts I did earlier this year if there is interest.
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I just took a pledge to read the book before watching the movie at readit1st.com. Are you nerd enough?


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I haven't posted on Torchwood this season because mostly my thoughts were wavering between "meh" and utter disbelief at how inexplicably the characters were acting. But I have only one real piece of advice that would have completely redeemed the car crash I felt this season turned out to be.

cut for spoilers )

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So you might remember earlier this month I posted about trans women Avery who was taking part in a local radio station contest to win breast augmentation surgery.

The results are in and she won with a landslide count of over 76% of the votes. You can see the results and a little interview with her below. I love this and I have no doubt that the online word of mouth really helped her to get one step further on her journey.


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You know they way you have shows that you love for the fandom, and shows that you love for the crazy and even shows that you kinda hate but can't stop watching?

Well I gonna say, Rizzoli & Isles makes me happy like no other show I've seen before. Its a weekly dose of two amazing female characters, with amazing chemistry, that doesn't ignore the fact that they are women but doesn't pander to stereotypes, (Okay well maybe Jane's butch cop is kinda a stereotype but in a good way) or make them submissive in any way, even when they are at their weakest. It may be just another crime procedural cop show but it's a good one.
 
I invariably end each episode with a smile on my face.
 
*sigh*
ladyoflisquill: (TB - Erik!blanket by queen_haq)
I only realised when I went to post this that I've never done an episode review of True Blood which blows my mind because I'm addicted like crack to it. 

SPOILER bits )
 
ladyoflisquill: (Misc - preciousthings by enriana)
I have seen Harry Potter, and I cried multiple times (to the point where I just stopped wiping the tears away). 

Potter was my first fandom and while I haven't really been active in it for a long time I've loved the canon for so very long that seeing this movie was like meeting an old friend after a long time apart. 

I can't really be more coherent than that right now but, yeah, it's been emotional.
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I found this on my Tumblr feed today and I want to beg and plead with you all to go and vote for Avery. Whatever I think about  the competition itself, the fact that we could literally turn the tables on this and give a transwomen the chance to get one step closer to her goal  is just wonderful.

“My local radio station is having this contest, “The Breast Summer Ever” in which the company will fully fund the breast augmentation of the winning woman, on a voting system. I just wanted to bring to your attention that anyone can vote, and one of our own, a transwoman named Avery (#4) has made the top ten, causing a but of controversy in our very conservative city. I think that it would send a very strong message, not to mention make her dream come true if she was to win. But there is no way that she can do it without the help of the community. All you have to do is press a button and your vote is cast. As I’m sure you are all aware, transphobia rates decrease with the ability to pass, and just imagine what this would do to her self esteem. you can vote here

Below is Avery's video for the competition. Good luck girl!



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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] butterfly  I am now an official Google+ girl. You can find me over there as ladyoflisquill.

Let me know you're handle and I'll add you. I think this could really take off but we need the numbers so shout if you want an invite.

Yippeeeee!

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] emmagrant01  has an interesting update on using pseudonyms for google accounts. Perhaps the grass is not as green as we hoped. Will have to wait and see.

So....

Jul. 10th, 2011 12:16 am
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Does anyone have a Google+ invite they'd like to throw my way? *bats eyelashes*
ladyoflisquill: (Misc - preciousthings by enriana)
Mostly for my own records but you can watch the full 35 min documentary over here for free! (The 2 min survey before you get to watch it totally worth it.)

Brilliant resource for parents, guardians or family of LGBT people.

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When I hear people talk about how same sex marriage will undermine traditional marital values I wonder exactly what value they are referring to...

ladyoflisquill: (DR - Donna!OMG Yay by gemstar69)
So I have discovered Shape Collage and may be slightly in love. It let you take photos and easily make collages.

I decided to make some fandom icon collages to celebrate. The first one is with all the fandom icons I have on my computer at the moment and then just the Hawaii Five-0 ones. So cute!

Click, click and click again for largest image. 

   &   
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I often see a lot of lj friends post about issues relating to white privilege or male privilege and I wanted to say something on heterosexual privilege.

I was having dinner last night with a group of girls - some friends, some acquaintances, some I'd never met before. One of the girls who got married about 4 years ago, and who was a single mother previously to that, was saying how her and her husband would have been better off financially if they hadn't of gotten married. As a single mother she would still get lone parents allowance and mortgage allowance but as a married couple they get nothing.

And I was sitting there thinking, wow, I can't believe you're bitching about the fact that you have the choice to get married. I'm sorry you feel being legally entitled to be considered in your partners life is such a burden. I'm sorry that you will never have to face the reality of being turned away from your partners bedside because you are legally strangers, or that your child will be taken away from your partner in the event of your death because they are not biologically related.

And she finished off by saying something like, 'Oh but we wanted to be married, so we just did it'. 
 
Yeah... I'm glad you could do that! 
 
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I have something to say on this Tracey Morgan situation, and honestly bar the fact that he's in a show with Tina Fey I don't know anything about this man, his career, his acting ability, his politics or his talent.

Let me say, I do believe in freedom of speech but that does not entitle you to say whatever you want. Your words have impact. When you speak you have a responsibility to understand the implications of what you are saying. 
 
In my country we have laws which prohibit incitement to hatred and what Tracy Morgan said was just that. The laws are in place to counteract the exact persecution and violence that Tracy Morgan described. Many may think, "They are only words. He is only a comedian", but words of hate that are said in a public space and labelled as comedy are not something to be taken lightly. Out there, listening to this, there are kids who are having those exact words said to them. Who fear what may happen to them if they were to ever come out. Out there there are kids who hear the laughter in response to what Tracy Morgan said and it breaks my heart that I can't protect them. Honest to god, breaks my heart
 
Understand that it was language like this that lead to the suicides we have seen in the media in the last year and countless more that were not reported on. It Gets Better but we have a responsibility to make sure that the voices of love and support far outweigh those of hate. 

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