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Saturday, June 18th, 2011 12:30
sofiaviolet: barcode for sofiaviolet: 688701019646 (barcode)
  • [personal profile] helens78: I didn't really want to post this, but, well. I think I have to.

    I get the whole "want one thing from a prompt, get something radically different" thing, and I understand that FYFF macros are frequently sarcastic or ironic. In this case, though, it's by no means the joke premise that I'm objecting to. It's the wording of the joke itself.

    It's a joke, but it's one that, intentionally or no, highlights and reinforces a lot of stereotypes about BDSM -- none of them good. It's kink-shaming, and it's full of negative ideas I can't just let stand without saying something.
  • [personal profile] thingswithwings: some thoughts on manpain. um. many thoughts on manpain, actually.
    I started writing some vidder's notes for that vid about manpain that I made, and they just got longer and longer, and more and more speculative and meta-y, and eventually I had to give up on making them notes and make them into their own separate post about manpain. So, for those who are interested in my opinion on manpain, here it is! For those who just want to watch the vid, I have neatly cordoned this meta off from the vid so that you don't have to care about it. It's almost unforgivably long, so do feel free to skip.
  • linkspam

    Saturday, January 15th, 2011 12:03
    sofiaviolet: pocket watches (pocket watches)
  • [personal profile] ursamajor: United Airlines, I don't even *know*.
    10. In Hyoun's words, because I was over at the Customer Service desk asking what the next steps were:
    When I asked the desk agent what his name was and whether I could confirm that he had no information about holding the flight open for us and 4 other customers headed to Knoxville, he refused to identify himself and said "you don't need to know that". He then proceeded to shove me backwards and yelled "Fuck you" at me. (Check the camera pointed at Gate A6 at Dulles around 10 PM on 1/7 to watch this exchange.)
  • [personal profile] tiferet: My thoughts on Sarah Palin's responsibility for the Giffords shooting.
    I am not a politician. It is not actually MY JOB to get people to do things for me. If I know better than to ask for things on the internet that I don't actually want, if I know that I'm responsible for what happens when I ask for things on the internet, I don't think I am wrong to look at someone like Sarah Palin, who can get thousands of dollars from people she will never meet and was a vice-presidential candidate, and say, "Yes, you too are responsible for what happens when you ask for stuff on the internet."
  • [personal profile] tim: But I Really Didn't Mean It
    Get it? When you say, "You shouldn't be angry with me about that, because I didn't mean any harm," you are demanding that someone else do your emotional labor because you're too privileged to have to do so. And that is generally worse than the original thing you said, because while the original thing may have been unthinking, the response is a not-so-thinly veiled attempt to leverage one's superior political position. That, my friends, is busted. And is it what you really intend to say?
  • [personal profile] ajnabieh: Linkspam, Tunisia Edition

  • [personal profile] littlebutfierce: hourou musuko
    Last night we watched the first ep of Hourou Musuko, & people, it is wonderful. It's about trans kids in junior high, & I have been reliably informed that the manga isn't faily at all (isn't it nice to be able to watch things w/o holding your breath waiting for it?).
  • link backlog

    Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 19:44
    sofiaviolet: wrought-iron fence and crumbling tomb in St. Louis No. 1 in New Orleans (so goth i hang out in graveyards)
    Actual update soon, I hope.

    8 links )

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    Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 23:57
    sofiaviolet: a pair of sexy red heels on a hardwood floor (red shoes)
    OH GOD FINALLY I AM CAUGHT UP. I only had to go to skip=620 to do it.

    Apologies for my epic failure at updating; I don't like to post when I'm behind on my reading. And speaking of my dreamroll... I am having to cut down on my subscriptions because I am overwhelmed. Bleh full-time job. I love my work, but I also love my internets. It is a sad time for me.

    Important things:

    • Every year, [livejournal.com profile] shadesong does Blogathon for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Her fundraising includes a charity auction; I have three pieces in the mix this year: Chains and Crippling Shoes, We Met in February, and The Awful Feeling of Knowing You Don't Remember No. Plus lots of other really lovely things that you should go and bid on!
    • I am going to Grand Forks! I'll be staying with C. and will also take the opportunity to hang out with Ellen and Greg, since I missed them in New Orleans this year. I am not sure what that will do to my internet time: on the one hand, C. and I will probably be very occupied with each other, but on the other hand, I can easily see us just chilling together with our laptops for a little while every day. At any rate, I will be out of Boston from August 14th to August 21st.
    • Speaking of C., we are now officially in a relationship! We put it on Facebook and everything. Current relationship status is "open" although there's an unspoken expectation that we'll be functionally monogamous at least until we can talk about it in person. There will be a more *ahem* detailed update later - hooray for filters.
    links )


    Friday, May 21st, 2010 03:15
    sofiaviolet: stone steps with moss (stone steps)
    I Refuse To Dignify This With A Title by [livejournal.com profile] reni_days (Panic, Brendon/Spencer, in which Brendon is a rock star and Spencer writes fic about him, and then they fall in love)


    Boston Area Rape Crisis Center blog: How You Can Help

    [community profile] kink_bingo: kinky vid recs


    [personal profile] copperbadge: It did get me thinking about fanfic in a slightly more abstracted way, and about why this current debate over it really enrages me so much. I don't normally weigh in on wanky matters, so to get me to make a statement about it, it must really have got under my skin. Now I think I know why.

    [personal profile] recessional: Criminal Minds: London, 1435

    You can do something about street harassment (makes me want an iPhone)

    [personal profile] blushingflower in [community profile] kink_bingo:
    Hi! The [community profile] kink_bingo mods asked me to write an essay as part of the lead-up to the next round. You'll be seeing several more pieces in the coming days.

    I told the mods I'd write about my own kink practice and how that relates to my interaction with kink fic. Which is of course a lot easier to say than to do.


    Thursday, April 29th, 2010 21:52
    sofiaviolet: xkcd: stick figure in front of computer and text: Late? It's barely 3am! (up late)
    I took some nyquil a few hours ago because I think I have a cold. It has helped with the epic sneezefest, but now I feel really fuzzy. Apparently, it takes a full dose of nyquil to make me feel like I do at three in the morning (see icon); if I take just one gelcap, I can pretty much function normally.

    Daily Song (right-click): The Distillers - Drain the Blood
    I have been listening to this a lot lately.

    Here are the links I've collected so far. )

    Now I sleep.
    sofiaviolet: im in ur history, emphasizin ur wimmenz (emphasizin ur wimmenz)
    Took my final for Soviet Secret Police today. I think I did well - there was one "identify this document excerpt" that I swear I had never seen before, but it was a small part of the test.

    I foresee using this icon a lot while I'm in New Orleans this summer, and I need to upload one of the "emphasizin ur POC" icons as well.

    I have missed my one-year anniversary on Dreamwidth. But it was because I had papers to write, so I will just commemorate it now.

    links galore )
    sofiaviolet: animated Hello Kitty-as-Cthulhu (Hello Cthulhu)
    I say "productive" because they were all for class.

    The best of the films was Das Leben der Anderen/The Lives of Others.

    [personal profile] eruthros is awesome.[citation needed]

    [personal profile] pne's Dreamwidth barcode generator

    And now to bed. I have to get up for work tomorrow. At least they can pay me now! :D
    sofiaviolet: drawing of violets in multiple shades of purple (bunch of violets)
    Follow Friday: [community profile] followfriday | latest FF posts
    [community profile] duesouth [community profile] rarelitfic [profile] fuckingdocs [community profile] 100women
    [community profile] getting_started is a great place for people new to Dreamwidth to get answers to technical questions.
    [community profile] factfinding
    [community profile] napowrimo/National Poetry Writing Month is April.

    Dreamwidth has been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code!!!

    [personal profile] petra: Only one word for yes (White Collar, awesome smut written for [community profile] kink_bingo, OT3)

    Meme from [personal profile] marina: Ask me a question about one of my icons. I'll answer, either directly or with a drabble. (Probably not a drabble, as I don't have many fannish icons and don't really write fic, either.)

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    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

    meme time

    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 16:15
    sofiaviolet: a pair of sexy red heels on a hardwood floor (red shoes)
    You're on my Friends List. I want to know 35 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other (or think we do). Short answers or long, whatever you want to say (or not) is cool. Copy from here and then repost in a comment. Then repost the empty questions on your journal. You know. If you want to.

    questions )


    Fandom Appreciation Challenge 2010, Day 1: Rec 3 challenge stories or fanworks in your journal.

    lordessrenegade: The More You Fight Them (Umbrella Academy, gen, SFW)

    therienne: Yin (White Collar, gen, SFW) and Yang (Leverage, gen, SFW)

    [livejournal.com profile] frostfire_17: Listening to Hear Where You Are (Star Trek reboot, Kirk/Spock/Uhura, porntastic)

    [personal profile] venculus: torque to thrust (SGA, Rodney-centric, porn)


    I have stopped braining myself on the ceiling!! New problem: bed is too far from alarm clock. Suspect it is time for fun with extension cords.

    Room fix-ups continue. I have made a nice detailed to-do list, and I'm going to try and knock a sub-item or two out before dinner.
    sofiaviolet: Dreamsheep with purple yarn fleece (yarn sheep)
    sl1 k2tog psso by [personal profile] carleton97 (MCR, Bob/Frank/Jamia, ~9k)

    You guys. Bob owns a yarn shop. Eeeee! (Basically, this fic and Buy Handmade by [livejournal.com profile] jjtaylor are the fics of my crafty fangirl soul. Buy Handmade sustained me through "I'm going to learn to make SOMETHING, dammit" - which turned out to be jewelry - and sl1 k2tog psso is going to sustain me through "I'm going to learn to knit, dammit.")


    Anyone got recs for a yarn shop in or near Boston? T-accessible is preferred, although Ellie has a car and can sometimes be bribed or badgered into driving me around.

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    Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 21:37
    sofiaviolet: drawing of three violets and three leaves (Default)
    Best of 2009

    December 3rd: article

    I'm pretty tempted to do a fic recs post or something, but poor planning on my part means that's not happening. Similarly, you don't get actual specific articles, just blog recs. Three, since it's the 3rd.

    I've been really loving [syndicated profile] geekfeminism_feed, which I have been reading since its inception, pretty much. I've also been reading [syndicated profile] thecurvature_feed for a while now, and [syndicated profile] tiger_beatdown_feed recently.

    fic rec!

    Saturday, September 12th, 2009 12:07
    sofiaviolet: drawing of three violets and three leaves (Default)
    Hold on, lemme find a Patrick icon. There we go.

    A bit late, but it's been a superbusy week for me. No time for posting.

    Document by [personal profile] azurejay. FTM!Patrick Stump, you guys. ♥_♥
    sofiaviolet: a laptop, a notebook, and lots of pencils (writing)
    I mean, I've been carrying it around since last March. It's a 5-subject composition book, and I tend to write pretty small. Lots of pages. Lots of words. It survived my MCR trip last May (without getting barfed on, which is more than I can say for my pants), and I've brought it with me almost everywhere.

    The front cover is starting to tear away from the binding, and the entire cover/binding is separating from the pages. I need to repair it somehow. I think the answer is... duct tape. It usually works. Or I can ask at work, since someone there has probably done a wee bit of conservation on something.

    One of the reasons I love writing in notebooks is that I can ignore my inner editor. I have to keep going - damn the plot holes and the continuity fail - or else pick a different scene to start writing. I do more writing on my computer, but sometimes I just need a notebook. If I'm feeling distractable, especially.

    Of course, I look for all sorts of ways to make myself write. Unfortunately, I can't participate in [community profile] kink_bingo because I don't write fanfic, but I am going to use their list as a way of prompting myself. Writing a random sex scene is a good way to get in my daily words, and sometimes it's helpful with regards to characterization.

    [livejournal.com profile] bexless: Size Queen. Femmeslash om nom nom. Written for [community profile] kink_bingo.

    If you post cool content but you didn't have me friended on LJ, I set up a feed on DW (since I was only seeing your public posts anyway) and defriended you on LJ. I'm trying to centralize myself on Dreamwidth as much as possible. I won't abandon my LJ-based friends, but if I was just a follower, then whatever.

    Someone is setting off fireworks, and has been every night since Saturday. It's annoying and it really upsets my upstairs neighbor's dog. >:(

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    Monday, June 15th, 2009 19:33
    sofiaviolet: drawing of three violets and three leaves (Default)
    [personal profile] azurelunatic has a good summary of the coverage of the situation in Iran, if you want to get informed and/or involved.

    [personal profile] sinsense: Thing-Thing, written for Bandom Big Bang.

    You guys, why wasn't my high school experience like that, except with lesbians? (And maybe a little less awkwardness.)

    [livejournal.com profile] snakevsladder: play and record, held down together, also written for BBB.

    My high school experience was never about getting drunk at parties or waiting for the bus, but that stuff all feels familiar and comforting and it makes a good backdrop for the Pete/Mikey and everything.

    My boss and I were bitching about coding today and now she knows I have an account here. Hopefully she doesn't find it, doesn't care, or is, IDK, secretly in bandom or something. All my posts about work are locked anyway.

    I am still all sunburned from Pride. Sunblock fail, whoopsies. I would be so much less annoyed if I could just peel and go back to being all pale, but I'm going to be kind of tan for a while.

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