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( Jan. 25th, 2017 04:04 pm)
Dusting off Dreamwidth because I actually have a longform post! Here, I'm feeling helpless and sad this week in the face of current politics, so I wrote up a bunch of feelings about being Jewish American! Idk idk have some navel-gazing.

I don't remember learning I was Jewish. )
A list of excellent things in the past week:

+ The election!!! So happy, so relieved, so uselessly apologetic that North Carolina went red this time. I've been reading lots of smart articles about what the election turnout/results/&c mean for the country; I've also been reading and watching lots of Fox News and cohorts freaking the fuck out, and basking in the schadenfreude, because wow is that cathartic.

+ SNOW! It did not stick, but I love winter, I love it so, so much.

+ Cats! The apartment of Gondor is fostering Jessie's cats because her current living situation turned out to be not cat-friendly. The cats adjusted really quickly, and they are purring machines, and both of them are currently loafing on a couch, ahhh delightful furballs.

+ Haircut! I continue absurdly pleased with my short hair of queerness and joy. I tend to only spike it if I'm going to be leaving the house or have to otherwise make myself presentable, but I'm enjoying it both like that and in its natural fluffy state.

+ Job?? Last week I was hired conditional on my background check going through, but it ... hasn't yet, possibly because Hurricane Sandy fucked with databases or possibly just because bureaucracy. I called today to check and was assured I'm on the list of new hires, so I'm resigning myself to another potential week of limbo. But! assuming all continues well, I shall soon be gainfully employed in the actual city in which I live. It's work as a barista, because I'm an actual English major punchline, but Jessie and I realized that it means we (and [personal profile] feverbeats) will be living in a barista AU! So that's kind of delightful.
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( Jun. 25th, 2011 11:53 am)
+ Gay marriage legalized in New York, HELL YES. This is still happening so slowly, but it's happening.

+ I read Demon's Surrender the other night, all in one feverish delighted go. Since my deep thoughts on the book can basically be summed up as "I LOVE EVERYONE AND I SHIP THEM ALL," rather than making a reaction post, I seem to be writing reaction fic. As one does.

+ Speaking of fic, Balancing by [archiveofourown.org profile] astolat, Thor/Loki, AU in which Odin dies and Loki is king. "He's dead, you see," Loki said, "so it's the nearest thing I can have to revenge." I apparently want a billion fics in which Loki is really not okay? Shocking. Anyway I am glad no one else is home right now, because it made me wail with joy.
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( Aug. 4th, 2010 08:42 pm)
Today: Prop 8 was overturned, as I'm sure you all already know, judging from the happyflailing going around my corner of the internet. (I think this is my favourite newslink, if only for the picture of all the happy screaming people.) Of course it's now just going to bump its way up to the Supreme Court, but, honestly, it's about damn time.

Yesterday: I spent an afternoon of wit and tomfoolery, succinctly described by [personal profile] oliviacirce here and by [personal profile] sasha_feather here, but I see now that they are both locked. If you are on their lists, yay! If not, suffice it to say that I suggested performing exorcisms with possums, getting turkeys high before cooking them, and fulfilled my weekly quota of saying quotable things.

I also showed Olivia Comes a Horseman/Revelation 6:8, and because we watch shows in delightfully similar ways, we clutched at each other and yelled a lot about ex-boyfriends and then speculated at length about Methos' kinks. I have not converted her to the Ways of Highlander, but I am fairly sure I have converted her to the Ways of Methos, and that is all I can ever ask.

And White Collar happened! Not with Olivia, I mean, just in general. I do not have insightful or spoilery things to say, but I do want to state for the record that I LOVE MOZZIE. Oh Moz. <3

Lastly, a link: this comic summarizing Christopher Nolan films. MY DEAD WIIIIFE. (The Momento panel makes me laugh until I cry.)
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( Jan. 18th, 2010 09:36 am)
Things have been absolutely mad for the past few days; [livejournal.com profile] rayruz and I helped [livejournal.com profile] 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 [personal profile] 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.
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