sofiaviolet: a well-loved set of watercolors (paint)


I've created a character for LARPing in the desert participating in the MCR/Killjoys shenanigans. If this is relevant to your interests, check out the Violet Menace on Twitter, tumblr, and Dreamwidth.


  • [personal profile] rydra_wong: So, yeah
    [ profile] brenden's now-deleted sockpuppet trolling of the [ profile] news post included taunting a user about having Asperger's.
  • [personal profile] thedivinegoat: "Can I talk to you" Troll redux
    Just a heads up, the "Can I talk to you" Troll seems to have increased his activity again, only this time is taking advantage of the Facebook Connect.

    I'm still updating the original post with any new pseudonyms that come to light, if you or any of your friends have come across new ones, please let me know.
  • Social/Justice
    Solomon's threat is the threat of fairness; Solomon's justice is that he restores right human relationships. Justice is not measured by a pattern -- of uniformity or otherwise -- *or* by a fair process which must logically produce fair results. Justice occurs only when it supports just human relationships. It doesn't matter how fair the process, if a beggar starves while a rich man feasts *this is not justice*, because justice is about having the right human relationships. "Social justice", in my thinking, is a concept of justice that is still focussed, as of old, not on who has the "stuff", but on the relationships between people that the "stuff" (money, property) is tracking. We need a modifier because "justice" unadorned now refers to the process of law, e.g. in "Department of Justice".
  • [personal profile] copperbadge: THE .DOC FILE OF J ALFRED PRUFROCK
    This morning I was asked to change my password on my work computer, as I must do every four months. And I sat there waiting for it to authorise my new password, and I thought, I have measured out my life in login codes.

    And, as it so often does, then my brain screwed me out of several hours of productivity.
  • [ profile] skalja: An experiment in translation.
    O Hai Just FYI
sofiaviolet: crafty-style letters spell out "make something" (make something)
In my enthusiasm for this whole enterprise, I'll be continuing the daily link roundups. I never thought I'd be that kind of blogger, but I seem to have developed the habit, even before I was doing a specific kind of link-gathering. But while link-collecting is a useful service, I also want to be making other posts, especially in the context of [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw.

One thing I'd like to do is provide a new song every day!

Daily Song (right-click): Hole - Celebrity Skin
Within the first week this song was on my ipod, it went straight to the top of the most-played list. It remains in the number one spot, with almost three times as many plays as the next song down.

[personal profile] blnchflr has asked me to write about unreliable narrators, although this will take a few days. (I shake my fist at the end of the semester.) I am still accepting prompts, questions, et cetera, via comment/pm/email/carrier pigeon.

Poll #2898 Some ideas I already have...
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 32

I think you should post about...

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... your physical surroundings.
25 (83.3%)

... history.
19 (63.3%)

... your artistic endeavors.
22 (73.3%)

Physical surroundings:

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Fashion and/or the contents of your closet.
19 (63.3%)

Your apartment.
15 (50.0%)

Your neighborhood.
23 (76.7%)


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Life in the archives.
16 (61.5%)

Your research interests.
22 (84.6%)

Artistic endeavors:

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23 (76.7%)

Other things involving wire.
20 (66.7%)

20 (66.7%)

10 (33.3%)

13 (43.3%)

10 (33.3%)

14 (46.7%)

eleventh hour

Friday, April 2nd, 2010 23:41
sofiaviolet: woman seated at a typewriter, outside, with a sign that says "poems" (poems)
follow still-technically-friday!
[community profile] academia is for academics. They have a friending meme up.
[personal profile] anchises writes excellent jdn. You may want to brush up on Mezzanine (product of [personal profile] synecdochic and [personal profile] ivorygates) beforehand.
[personal profile] brackets, for all your tournament needs!

As far as [community profile] napowrimo goes, I'm doing all right. I managed to write yesterday and today, but only late in the day ("oh shit, gotta do my poem"), and they're essentially remixes of older poems I've written.

I definitely have a huge problem with consistently being able to write poetry. Sometimes I get into the groove (usually coinciding with poetry-writing courses or segments of courses, which is convenient and suggests it's more about habit than some kind of cyclical inspiration thing).

I haven't done much Auriel stuff lately, either. I haven't worked on the Big Damn Map for a week or so, and I haven't been writing for *cough* way too long. Ugh ugh ugh. Poking through my journal from mid-2007 to whenever I started the next one, I've found some little tidbits that might prove inspiring, tucked away amongst bandom squeeing and notes from Italian class. Because I'll take that kick in the pants now, even if it fucks with my ability to write poetry this month.

Bleh. On that note, to bed with me.

(no subject)

Thursday, March 4th, 2010 19:49
sofiaviolet: fancy goldfish (fishie!)
via [personal profile] charmian and [personal profile] the_shoshanna: LJ has been hacking your affiliate links. For at least a month, it seems.

Probably everyone reading this who cares already knows, but. Bob is no longer a member of My Chemical Romance. ;_; My mother cried when I told her, you guys, because she is One Of Us without the fanfic. This shit is not okay.

Arma Angelus - The Grave End of the Shovel, in case anyone wants it.

Poetry rec: [personal profile] odditycollector's the value of daughters


Sunday, September 13th, 2009 20:31
sofiaviolet: drawing of three violets and three leaves (Default)
from [ profile] thelemic

My username is [personal profile] sofiaviolet.

My journal name is Sofia Violet Emilie Blackthorne. I picked out my own name - a combination of not having ever liked what my parents named me and long-term immersion in pseudonymous cultures. I was originally planning to keep my middle name, but Sofia Emilie does not flow.

My journal title is "picked a handful of violets in my name," which comes from a poem I started but haven't finished. It's about lesbians. // My journal title is "The Love Letter Sessions," which was the title of a poem I wrote in high school. It was about lesbians.

My journal subtitle is "right between the scapulae, back of the heart," which is from another poem I wrote. The first assignment for my spring 2009 poetry workshop was to answer the question "What is poetry?" // My journal subtitle is "a life you don't despise." I think it's a lyric, but I ran into it out of context, as someone else's journal title or subtitle.

My reading page is "relevant to my interests." Because it's true. // My friends page is "Friends or Enemies," because of that website.

My default userpic is a little drawing of violets I turned up in a google image search.
sofiaviolet: drawing of three violets and three leaves (Default)
It's been a pretty busy few days...

Stuff for making jewelry arrived Friday morning, but the gold and silver colored wire doesn't match the plated findings, so I have to send it back and invest in gold-filled and sterling wire. Friday night, I partied with my classmates from the poetry workshop. Saturday and Sunday were the Skillshare.

Friday: Symposium )

I staggered through the door around three in the morning and woke up pretty late on Saturday.

Saturday: Skillshare day 1 )

I chatted with my parents for a little while, then nabbed some Popeyes and went home.

Sunday: Skillshare day 2 )

I went home a little after ten and managed to get lost on my way back to Shawmut, so I called my parents and had them read directions to me over the phone. When I got home, I finished my work for my sociology class, then checked my email and found a Dreamwidth invite code.

And here I am.

Manually crossposted between and


Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 10:26
sofiaviolet: a well-loved set of watercolors (paint)
Long post is long. But not too long. Contains art stuff, poetry stuff, other stuff. )
sofiaviolet: wrought-iron fence and crumbling tomb in St. Louis No. 1 in New Orleans (so goth i hang out in graveyards)
Poetry workshop meets Tuesdays and Fridays.

Workshop schedule cycles through the entire class. Everybody gets 4 chances to workshop things.

My day is the first Tuesday of any given cycle.

A new cycle starts this week.

I have written ~600 words of New Orleans themed poetry for the occasion. And I will be wearing this.


Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 10:39
sofiaviolet: black and white EGL dress from Mary Magdalene (fashion)
So I was all proud of having packed my lunch yesterday, and then I forgot it on the kitchen counter.

Watched a documentary on Kinsey in my sociology class. Partway through the poetry workshop, my cell phone went off (random wrong number from New Orleans, like usual) - and that still wasn't the most disruptive thing that happened. Our resident Beat dashed in quite late, sat down, popped up again to zip his fly, and then class proceeded.

I made a new friend at Dress for Success. She's probably about my mom's age. Usually I get off the train at Copley and walk to Back Bay to go home, but I stayed on all the way to Park Street to keep talking to her. And one of the other volunteers had brought in her puppy. The first time I spotted it, I thought it was a stuffed animal, and then I noticed the toenails and realized it was a real dog. Tiny, exceedingly well-behaved, quite cute.

I did manage to remember my lunch today, and I need to eat it in the near future.

I also wrote 1300 words today. So far.
sofiaviolet: a parcel wrapped in brown paper (package)
I haven't actually asked for anything yet, but I dig the meme. I might also reopen it later, once I get the first round done.


The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

- What I create will be just for you.
- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
- You will receive your item before the end of the year (or sooner).
- You will have no clue what the item is going to be. It may be a painting. It may be a poem. It could be a piece of jewelry. Who knows?*
- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

* If you have metal allergies, you should probably tell me, in the event that I want to make you some jewelry - I like you! I do not want you to break out in a weird rash!

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you have to repost this meme and make and send out five surprises of your own.
sofiaviolet: drawing of three violets and three leaves (Default)
So my creative writing class took up "The Cut Direct" today and we had a nice round of "Sofia's issues, let her show u them." Cathartic, overall, and no one ripped my heart out or dismissed my emotions, and I got some good suggestions (he's gonna hang now, because execution is a little more forceful that prosecution).

The professor always brings food for my environmental science class - today it was $130 of heirloom tomatoes. We didn't eat anywhere near all of them, so I brought about five of them home in case Hugh wants to cook with them.

I had to do battle with the downstairs toilet again. Baking soda, vinegar, and a plunger to the rescue.

I also did some cleaning of my room, and the dishes. My desk area is a disaster but it usually is with me - I'll at least get the stuff off the floor tomorrow so I can vacuum - but other than that my room is about as neat as it can be with how much stuff I have.

I won a 40s jacket from ebay; now it just needs to get cold enough for me to wear it.

... note to self, hang up your freaking posters already.

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