Things have been absolutely mad for the past few days; rayruz
and I helped inanimategrace
move a dorm room's worth of stuff through various locales in and around Philadelphia, which is officially my least favourite city to drive in ever even if I only had to sit shotgun and navigate. Since returning home I have been in a Babylon 5
-watching coma and getting nothing done, but I am slowly recovering.
While I was away from the internet, interesting & important things have been happening! Here is a quick link roundup, in roughly descending order of importance:
i. A good list of donation links
for Haiti; I'm sure everyone's already seen it, but it can't hurt to signal-boost some more. The entire fandom mobilization makes me glow. I should probably shuffle belatedly over to the bidding, but in the meantime I've been using the cell texting option; bless technology, guys.
ii. The majority of slashers identify as queer
! I am not sure how accurate those results actually are, but as melannen
says in the post, so far there is nothing better or more comprehensive. Anyway, I am really happy to see this, because while I suspected that the "slashers are all straight white housewives" notion was probably outdated, it's nice to have a few numbers besides my own flist/rlist demographics.
iii. Festivids Masterlist
! I love getting a whole influx of new vids at once, and I am hoping that at reveal time there will be tasty downloads. Everything here is really hugely great, and I haven't gone through them all, but I am particularly enamored of Here It Goes Back Again
[Back to the Future] & tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
[Slings & Arrows].
iv. DIAMOND OCEANS
. I mean, it's possible that Uranus &/or Neptune could have diamond oceans. This concept is just so vastly bogglingly awesome that I keep staring at the article in sheer joy.
v. The view out my window
. Weather.com even promises more snow this week! Time for me to break out the Victoria's Secret
incidental music and the Narnia soundtrack and go trudging gleefully through the snow.