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Hi guys!

I've made the move to Dreamwidth, but will still be cross-posting on LJ and reading my Friends List. If you have a DW account, let me know. <3

CALIFORNIAAAAAAAAAAAAA

1) I met up with audreytiphaine, akalillyn, questofdreams, and atanih88 in San Francisco over spring vacation. It had been eight years in coming, and it was amazing how natural it felt to be together in person. We stayed with Audrey's amazing family, explored the city, got fucking matching tattoos, ate ramen, took a roadtrip down to LA, went to Universal Studios, ate a ridiculous amount of food, and I nearly maxed out my SD card with photos.

So, in order at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade - Lyn, me, Questy, Hina, and Audrey.
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2) Has everyone signed the new LJ user agreement? I mean, I guess we all have in order to be on the site right now, but I feel vaguely like I sold my soul by not reading the fine print.

3) I’m here for Jude Law as young Dumbledore tbh. Too bad he’ll be acting against Depp rather than Farrell.

(Though I was looking at the cast photo of Fantastic Beasts and for just a split second I had a vision of Redmayne as young Dumbledore and Law as young Grindelwald, and I liked it.)

So Iron Fist has been getting absolutely dragged by reviewers, and rightly so, in my opinion. I especially recommend these: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5.

Having finally watched it, I figured I'd talk a little bit about the things that peeved me personally, and maybe have been less subject to discussion.


RANTING ABOUT IRON FISTCollapse )

Has anyone else seen it? I'd love to hear what you think. (Even if you enjoyed it.) :D

How's Everyone Holding Up?

1) Don't let the FUCKING GARBAGE fire let you down. We're gonna be okay! (I hope!) Fight! Fight! Remember, here's some songs to bolster you in your time of need! Read articles like this, which is the funniest thing I've seen all year, holy fuck. Strike or wear red in solidarity on March 8th! Also, get involved and call your senators and congresspeople (if you're American). 5calls.org is a super helpful site that tells you exactly who to call and what to say about all the different issues currently facing us. I'm doing my best to call or email every night! \o/

2) We're getting our first glimpses of the super-whitewashed Ghost in the Shell and Iron First, to which I have to say - [x]. Also, if you want extra fictional things to be angry about, the dickwad who wrote Captain America as a Nazi has apparently also written Magneto - Jewish Holocaust survivor Magneto - as a Nazi collaborator. Soooo. Yeah.

3) I know it's been about ten billion years since I actively engaged in Naruto fandom, but at the end of this month (if all goes well) I'm actually going to San Francisco to meet up in person for the first time ever with questofdreams, atanih88, audreytiphaine, and akalillyn as a group. (nilladriel and maybe aamyra were also supposed to be there, but due to an illness in the family, money, and Fuckface Von Clownstick, they can't come. ;_; I am so mad and sad.) We've known each other, Skyped, and IMed for about eight years now, but while a few of us have met up in pairs, we've never all converged together in the same spot. I am beyond excited. We've been planning this (and saving money, lol) for literally like the last two years. I hope everything goes as planned. Fingers crossed.

4) Me and paranye finished the first segement of our drunken Snape argument. It lasted six hours, included nine straight shots of rum or vodka each (???!!!), and ended with me literally face-down on the bed asleep as she rambled philosophically at my unconscious, unmoving body. So... I'll be editing that down? And then we'll be doing it again to wrap up. >.>;

4.5) We made a Friendship Test with x_dark_siren_x when we were in Scotland and I've kind of finally made it into an actual, doable quiz. >.>;

5) How's everyone doing? :)

6) FUCK TRUMP! \o/

Fuck Inauguration Day \o/

HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT INAUGURATION DAY?

#NotMyPresident
8(21.1%)
I'm hate-watching.
0(0.0%)
I'm going to a protest instead.
0(0.0%)
I wish I was going to a protest but I live TOO FREAKING FAR AWAY
3(7.9%)
I hope he trips over his shoelaces and falls in a hole and cries
5(13.2%)
I'm not sure which is worse, the bigotry or the genuine incompetence
10(26.3%)
Crying now, metaphorically or maybe not
5(13.2%)
Fuck. Fuck. Fuuuuuuuuck.
7(18.4%)


So today the born-rich racist lives-in-a-gold-gilded-penthouse Islamophobic climate-change-denying insurance-repealing civilian-murder-advocating hatemonger with zero political experience who bragged about sexually assaulting women becomes president of arguably the most powerful country in the world.

My instinct is to curl into a small ball and cry, but I refuse to give him the hypothetical satisfaction. Mr. Tangerine Nightmare, welcome to four years of resistance.

I'm sad that I can't be joining the Women's March, or any of the other protests going on right now. But I'm with you in spirit, ladies. We'll fight this bullshit until we can't. ....Oh, and this is the sign that I painted and is now hanging outside my house.

My Mom vs Racist Bullshit

So I posted this on Tumblr originally, but -

My mom works part-time in a pet store. She’s white and blonde and very liberal, but people make assumptions based her whiteness and she tends to hear a lot of Opinions from assholes who think that she will agree with them.

Last week an older woman came into the store, and when checking out her purchases started to complain about the man living in the run-down house behind her own.


  • “His name is Lopez,” she whispered conspiratorially to my mom. “You know what that means.”

  • My mom did not, in fact, know what that meant.

  • “He’s Mexican,” the old woman went on to explain, despite it being one of the most popular Latinx names in the country.


  • My mom is an extremely wonderful, intelligent, and opinionated woman, but she can occasionally be hampered by her own good nature - she is perpetually surprised when she sees people being utterly horrible, and it tends to take her a moment to get into Argument Mode. Because of this, I’m pretty sure her response was along the lines of, “….What?”


  • The old woman went on to explain that: a) She had seen an empty school bus going by the house once, b) which meant that he was probably harboring a ton of Mexican children in his house, c) which he was maybe illegally (?) busing into the country on federal dime (?) at great cost to taxpayers (?). She continued to explain that d) she had once seen a stack of his mail, and e) he’d gotten a letter from the local County offices (?) with the title (my mom’s not sure about this, but she thinks the acronym was) ‘FACS,’ and f) the old woman was positive that the ‘F’ stood for ‘federal’ and g) it was proof that he was getting federal aid for these possibly illegal children, again, at great expense to taxpayers.

  • At which point my mom shook herself out of her haze of ‘????no????’ and managed to say that a) the old woman did not, in fact, know what the acronym stood for at all, and b) if the man was receiving federal aid it would probably not be coming from the offices of the local County.


  • The old woman, however, was positive that she was correct, and went on to complain that these children were costing the country and its citizens money due to the supposed aid and massive education costs.

  • And my mom, who is a sensible and compassionate woman, went, “Even if that were true, which it’s not, don’t we want children to be educated? Don’t we want them to have good lives and grow up to contribute to society?”

  • And the old woman was like, not immigrant children, not on our dime.

  • And my mom went, “We all come from immigrants originally.”

  • And the old woman literally said, “Okay, thank you, bye,” and walked out.


  • The shop assistant who helped carry her purchases out to the car came back and informed my mom that the old woman had said, and I quote, “I hadn’t known she was such a screaming liberal.”

  • This is what we’re dealing with. This level of. Of. Bullshit. And ignorance. In every corner of the country.

I told the Screaming Liberal that next time she should either a) metaphorically demolish the woman’s opinions using Facts and Logic, to which she agreed, or b) literally challenge the woman to a wrestling match, to which she replied that she “wasn’t going to fight an old woman, Em,” or something equally measured.

Opinions on Severus Snape?

Poll #2060748 Snape, Snape, Sneverus Snape

Your Thoughts on Snape?

Fucking hate him, that bullying, Lily-stalking jerk.
4(22.2%)
He was a hero and his love for Lily was so romantic!
1(5.6%)
He's... fine.
6(33.3%)
YOU ARE AN ADULT WOMAN WITH A FULL-TIME JOB STOP WASTING YOUR TIME WITH POLLS LIKE THIS??
1(5.6%)
Snape, Snape, Severus Snape. Dumbledore!
6(33.3%)


So paranye and I wanted to do a fan-made episode of Drunk History, but upon failing to come up with a topic, she suggested that we instead have a Drunk Argument about one of the few things on this planet we actively disagree on - Severus Snape. Who I despise, and she is rather fond of.

If you have any opinions, on either end of the love/hate scale, please let me know. Because we will be discussing them. Drunk. While yelling at each other on Skype. :D
So I've been filming little bits here and there since the spring, and I finally slapped all that footage together.  Nothing special, just a collection of bits and bobs from the past three seasons.

I hope you enjoy?

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