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Adelai [userpic]

(no subject)

November 14th, 2010 (01:40 pm)

How I'm feeling: tired
Rocking out to: P!nk-Raise Your Glass

Things I wish I knew how to talk about in any coherant fashion, but can't:
-How whenever I hit these lows, my writing is affected--but mostly my fannish writing.
-The fact I'm *mumblemumble* months late on two auction fics because of the fact I just can't think about fandom.
-That, in most moments anymore, I don't give a damn about these other two things. But then I do for an hour or two and freak out...then go numb again.

Bugger all.

(posted here for relevancy)

Adelai [userpic]

FYI: Want off LJ?

September 2nd, 2010 (11:44 am)

How I'm feeling: okay
Rocking out to: Metallica-Whiskey In the Jar

Given there's more fuckery going on with LJ, I am putting up here that between my fanfic and personal accounts, I have 31 Dreamwidth invite codes up for grabs. Just comment if you want one so I can keep track of them.

Adelai [userpic]

Possible fannish auction blather

May 29th, 2010 (04:26 am)

How I'm feeling: curious
Rocking out to: house noises

Yeah, I'm posting on LJ again. But until more of you move over to DW *dangles invite codes inticingly*, I have to if I want to reach anyone.

So, I've been hemming and hawing for awhile, on twitter, over the idea of running a fannish charity auction for The Jim Collins Foundation:

The mission of the Jim Collins Foundation is to provide financial assistance to transgender people for gender-confirming surgeries. The Jim Collins Foundation recognizes that not every transgender person needs or wants surgery to achieve a healthy transition. But for those who do, gender-confirming surgeries are an important step in their transition to being their true selves. However, access to gender-confirming surgery is impossible for most. Discrimination against transgender people is so prevalent that many transgender people struggle to survive, never mind save for surgery costs. Even for those who have health insurance, coverage is systematically denied. Many insurance policies contain a “Transsexual Exclusion Clause” which excludes all medical procedures related to a person’s transgender status. For many transgender people, access to surgery is out of reach.

The Jim Collins Foundation raises money to fund gender-confirming surgeries for those transgender people who need surgery to live a healthy life, but have no ability to pay for it themselves. We recognize that for those people who require surgery for a healthy gender transition, lack of access to surgery may result in hopelessness, depression, and sometimes, suicide. The Jim Collins Foundation is a community-based initiative promoting the self-determination and empowerment of all transgender people.

Yeah, awesome. What I want to know from my wee f-list is:

Would anyone be interested in helping me set it up/run it?

Would you be interested in offering fanfic/art, food, or anything else for auction?

When should I run it? (I was thinking in November, to coincide with TDOR, but obviously I'd like to know what would work best for offerors).
rm just reminded me about NaNoWriMo, and since many fannish people do that, that's not a good time. So, how's October (National Coming Out Day is the 11th of that month) work for everyone? Still gives plenty of time to plan what you'd like to offer (and for me to figure how to run all this)

NOTE: I cannot possibly run it before September, because from June 16-July 7 I will be visting Girl and thus mostly offline, and after I get back I begin the maddening work of tracking down an apartment and possibly another job. I am just trying to get planning done *now* while my head is still mostly clear and I'm not fatigued from all that.

Would you, at the very least, help promote it?

Thanks all.

Adelai [userpic]

The Fictional Love Meme

May 19th, 2010 (06:56 pm)

How I'm feeling: okay
Rocking out to: CSI: NY


(used the s/n I've been using for my latest fannish creations)

Adelai [userpic]

Across the sky, around the world

May 4th, 2010 (03:46 pm)

How I'm feeling: okay
Rocking out to: Shawn Colvin-Never Saw Blue Like That

Comment and I'll give you a color. You post 10 things that remind you of that color

splix gave me blue forever ago.

It feels like coming homeCollapse )

Adelai [userpic]

(no subject)

May 2nd, 2010 (12:39 pm)

How I'm feeling: okay
Rocking out to: Mika-Any Other World

So, I don't directly post here often because LJ is evil.

But this is important.

The oil spill? Yeah, bad. There's no way to tell just how bad it will get before it gets better, which could take a very, very long time.

Here's a list of ways you can help

Adelai [userpic]

(no subject)

April 23rd, 2010 (07:31 pm)

How I'm feeling: okay
Rocking out to: Nolan Natasha-Rule #1

Hey, can anyone point me towards just one place that has discussed the fact that the main relationship in Brokeback Mountain starts with what is, at best, dubcon and is, at worst, rape?


Adelai [userpic]

Why can't we give love....

April 4th, 2010 (09:24 pm)

How I'm feeling: sad
Rocking out to: David Bowie and Queen-Under Pressure

Woman Murdered For Being A Woman

Misreporting by the police and the media contributes to the erasure of the murder rates of trans women, yet each and every murder is one more manifestation of the international undeclared war that is being waged against us – and this is never mentioned.

Last year’s stats average out to a murder rate of one trans woman every 52.5 hours – over three a week – and this is on the basis of known, recorded murders; it’s a reasonable assumption that the actual figure is much higher. But even working from the known figures, a quick ‘back of an envelope’ calculation suggests that, if this murder rate was applied to cis women, then at least 1,332,000 cis women globally would have been murdered in the past two years, for nothing more or less than being cis women.

I know, statistically speaking, that the murder of trans women/trans feminine individuals is far higher than that of trans men/trans masculine ones (and that alone says some really horrible things about society as a whole that hurt to think about), but that doesn't change the fact that these things break my heart. No one should die just because they are who they are, goddammit. We should be able to feel safe to disclose our surgical/hormonal/genetic past to potential sexual partners without fearing for our lives.

And when we are killed, the truth should be told. In these circumstances, although I am all about being truthful that some women weren't 'born women' (I think that phrase is bullshit, but that's another rant), when we are killed, the truth is that we were killed not for being trans women and men, but for being women and men when society thinks we shouldn't be. Thus, we should be listed as women and men so the truth will be told. We weren't killed because someone found out we were lying about our sex (that defense, also bullshit), but because we were ourselves and the fact that they were attracted to someone who didn't fit into a teeny tiny box terrified them.


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Adelai [userpic]

Bolding meme

April 4th, 2010 (10:09 am)

How I'm feeling: okay
Rocking out to: something on tv

Swiped from ambermine

MemageCollapse )

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Adelai [userpic]

Music meme

March 27th, 2010 (03:16 pm)

How I'm feeling: okay
Rocking out to: Great Big Sea-Mari-Mac

Swiped from ambermine

You can learn a lot about someone from the music they listen to. Here's the game: hit shuffle on your music player, and write down the first 25 songs that come up. No cheating or skipping songs.

1. Ace Of Base-The Sign
2. Tracy Chapman-If These Are The Things
3. The Mamas & The Papas-Yesterday
4. David Bowie-Thursday's Child
5. David Bowie-Diamond Dogs
6. Tori Amos-Glory of the 80s
7. Garbage-Breaking Up The Girl
8. Alice Cooper-Nurse Rozetta
9. The Mamas & The Papas-To Claudia on Thursday
10. REO Speedwagon-Tough Guys
11. Tori Amos-Code Red
12. Tori Amos-Almost Rosey
13. Billy Joel-It's Still Rock & Roll to Me
14. Jonny Lang-Give Me Up Again
15. Goldfrapp-Oooh La La
16. Lou Reed-Satellite Of Love
17. John Mellencamp-Small Town
18. Madonna-Like A Virgin
19. Hedwig and the Angry Inch-Exquisite Corpse
20. Butterfly Boucher-I Can't Make Me
21. The Mamas & The Papas-Dancing in the Street
22. Blues Traveler-Price To Pay
23. k.d. lang-Curiosity
24. Kate Bush-Sat In Your Lap
25. Sugarland-Want To

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