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It's Unpopular Fannish Opinion Time again!
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Since the latest iteration of this game has turned my Tumblr into YET ANOTHER hate-on-Gillian-Darmody festival, I think I'll have better luck here.

Give me a fandom, and I will tell you at least one unpopular opinion I have about it.


Distraction, s'il vous plait?
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Stolen from Petra:

I have a list of 15 characters. Please propose scenarios in the style of: "1 and 5 bake bread together. Does the kitchen survive?"


"3, 7, and 9 wake up married. Does the universe survive? What does 10 think?"

Signal Boost: West Texas Planned Parenthood
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Thanks to [personal profile] bessemerprocess for the permission to reblog:

For those of you who don't have [personal profile] synecdochic on your list, I wanted to signal boost. She's raising money to supply a West Texas Planned Paretnhood clinic with iPods. Why iPods? Texas has the mandatory "abortion is evil script" which basically requires a doctor to shame the patient before the procedure. Doctors have to say it, otherwise they risk losing their licenses. Patients don't have to listen to it. Syn thought, just like at the dentist, music could be used to make the experience more tolerable. Thus, she's taking donations to help make these women's experience even the slightest bit less painful. If you have a spare $5 consider sending it her way.

There's no more room for angels to dance/Or even stand upon this pin entangled . . .
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So today was pretty much the worst day I’ve had in a workplace since I got vomited-upon by a bridesmaid and the kitchen had no food at a wedding reception. Today involved a grand total of 63 calls, being screamed at by 24 callers, cursed out by 7, my job threatened, my one coworker whining incessantly while providing zero help, and an entire new intake process to learn.

I am out of nice, I am out of words other than “double rum & coke, no lime”, and if I do not think about things other than work, I will kill people.

So I’m begging - PROMPTS. I will write at least a drabble for any fandom/pairing/scenario you want. Crossovers welcome, porn welcome, any and all sources you know we share.

Stop ACTA!
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Originally posted by cantarina1 at post
Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

Via Tumblr

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Come on, sorrow, take your own advice . . .
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And here comes the wanderlust again. It's been almost a year since the last time, so at least I'm consistent?

He laughed under his breath because you thought you could outrun sorrow . . .Collapse )

I don't know what I'm hoping to accomplish by this. I just needed to vent, I think, so I understand if everyone completely ignores this post.

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It's YULETIDE and once again, I've got the best present in the archive!

Do You See What I See?
(Boardwalk Empire/Downton Abbey, gen, Richard Harrow and Sybil Crawley. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO READ WWI FIC WITH SYBIL AS A NURSE IN FRANCE TREATING RICHARD'S FACIAL WOUND. BECAUSE AWESOME. It is lovely and perfect and I adore the Violet line.)

Back in a few days with recs, once I properly dive into the archive.

Boardwalk 2.12 - "To the Lost"
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Last episode of the season, NOOOOOOOOO. Also, the obligatory SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT:

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Also, this interview with Terrence Winter is making me feel a bit better. As are the interviews with Michael Pitt where he shows what a class act he is. Shame they couldn't have treated Aleksa Palladino better.

... so basically I'm Donna Noble?
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Your job is now your Time Lord name. The last digit of your phone number is the current regeneration you are in. The nearest clothing item to your right is now the most notable item in your current wardrobe. The last person you texted is your current companion. Your favorite word is now your catchphrase.

I'm The Temp! I'm in my third regeneration, and my new charcoal grey winter coat with the silver military buttons is my notable wardrobe item (and considering it resembles a grey, girlie version of Captain Jack's greatcoat, I am both unsurprised and pleased). My current companion is black_phoenix, which will irritate him immensely, as he would tell you he is most certainly NOT my companion, nor is he my brother, or my boyfriend. I think he'd make a better Middleboy than Companion (as massive amounts of comic book knowledge trumps question-asking skills, plus I need a voice of reason a lot less than Other Time Lords I Could Name). My catchphrase is, fittingly enough, "truefax".

Boardwalk Empire - 2.10 Liveblog
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Liveblog from last night, which is when I usually get to watch BE. Posted it to Tumblr, because I actually have people who watch the show over there, but Tumblr borked my cut, and it spoiled some v. awesome friends of mine who now want to kill me.