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Glorious Clio

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"All her shining keys will be took from her, and her cupboards opened and things a' didn't wish seen, anybody will see; and her little wishes and ways will be as nothing." ~Thomas Hardy


Sep. 11th, 2012

doctor dork


I have now started all my classes, and I will discuss them at a later date (like tomorrow), but I just wanted to do a quick plug.  

I wrote some Community fanfic that's ensemble (not shippy!), and not even an AU!!!  

Read it on fanfiction.net or community-tv!!!!!  

Also, whoever sent me the invite for AO3, thanks very much.  I will be archiving as soon as I find five minutes.  xoxo 

Jun. 15th, 2012

Glorious Clio

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

Originally posted by catyuy at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
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All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
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Originally posted by awry at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox News confirms this:

Youtube video explaining this:

ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th>

May. 3rd, 2012

Glorious Clio

Help Us Support Planned Parenthood

Originally posted by catyuy at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood
Originally posted by lookninjas at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood
Originally posted by theljstaff at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood

Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding).

During the month of May, you can send a specially designed Planned Parenthood vgift to your friends to help support this cause. (And if you need someone to send it to, frank is always happy to receive gifts!) There are three variations ($1, $5 and $10) for you to choose from, but they'd all look good on your profile when your friends know that you stand by something so important.


Thank you all for your help in our support for Planned Parenthood. This promotion ends June 1, 2012; LiveJournal is not affiliated with Parent Parenthood. For more information about Planned Parenthood, please visit: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

-The LiveJournal Team

(If you'd like to help spread the word that we're raising funds for Planned Parenthood, you can crosspost this entry in your own journal or community by using the repost button below!)

I know we don't always like lj's staff, but this is good good good. I plan on sending some out after I get paid, so don't be super-shocked if you get one.

Apr. 7th, 2012

wistful mermaid

Library survey? Anyone?

I'm starting my final research project for my class, and I was hoping to get some feedback to guide me through some research.  Blah blah blah, it's all anonymous, etc.  

If you do it, I will love you forever.  


Seriously, take the survey here.  

Nov. 17th, 2011

Glorious Clio

busy busy, but not too busy for this

My presentation went okay last night.  That's good.  We pulled it together.  

But more distressing (speaking of censorship):

The Stop Online Piracy Act!  

Have you heard of this?  I can't shut up about it.  Congress wants to protect copyright by censoring the internet.  This includes blocking sites like youtube, facebook, tumblr, and livejournal.  

In my opinion, this is UNCONSTITUTIONAL, as increasingly, political and social discourse happens on social media sites like these.  The government would be limiting not only our speech, but our right to assemble in virtual communities.  

So if you, like me, oppose SOPA, (and you're on livejournal, so, you know, I think it might be relevant to your interests), sign a petition, contact your representatives, and educate everyone you can.  

While President Obama has promised to veto the bill, it's disgusting to me that this is even being seriously considered by Congress.  

Oct. 13th, 2011

Glorious Clio

Mississippi Personhood Amendment

Originally posted by gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.

Feb. 11th, 2011

the beatles

Writer's Block: Over the top

Who would you consider the most overrated musician, and why?

Michael Jackson.  

Oct. 1st, 2010


In which I discuss HP again:

 Okay, first off, I think I got M to agree to read the first HP book.  She has never agreed to this before.  Here's what happened: I was pouring juice and telling her that I wanted to watch Oprah today, because she was interviewing JKR.  I usually have no interest in Oprah, not that I dislike her, I have respect for what she has accomplished, but because... I don't watch a lot of tv, I guess.  Can't be bothered.  But I love JKR.  Anyway, M rolled her eyes and I told her, "Do not judge, you have never read these books."  And she called me a hypocrite, because I don't read her political analysis/American history books.  So I told her that if I read one of her books, she had to match me, page for page.  And she agreed after her semester is over.  

This challenge is slightly unfair because HP and the SS is much easier than what she will be forcing on me, especially since we both expect the other to retain everything.  No skimming.  Rats.  Worth it?  We'll see.  

As to the interview, I wasn't completely freaked out; I've seen interviews with Rowling before.  She's soft-spoken, well spoken, and above all, very charming and classy.  And she and Oprah could connect on a very real level, which was nice, because sometimes it seems like Oprah fakes it a bit, not willing to put herself out there (I can't really blame her, I guess). Glad they could talk about how they "made it" and how money is a super power. What happened last week? Oh yeah. my mother lost her unemployment and I got a job in the stock room at Macy's.  But Oprah was interviewing her (as trite as it sounds) about her life.  Which, it may sound harsh, I know a bit about and it's fascinating, but I don't really care!  I wanted to talk books!!  The insights into her religious views, such as they were (as JKR is very private), were interesting.  I thought. 

I want to talk more about mythology, and the importance of names and dreams and so on these books.  It sounds Freudian, but... the language of it kind of has to be important.  Harry's dreams are so important, and NAMES in these books are so insightful.  I figured Remus was going to die from book three.  There's a reason she didn't name him Romulus.    

I also wanted to talk about how these books are completely relevant, why they connect to so many readers.  But all this is a continuation of my HP class.  

Fascinating.  So, these are the questions I would ask if I had a chance.  I made a list.  

So, questions I would ask JK if I could (in no particular order): (Contains spoilers)Collapse )

Sep. 23rd, 2010

Glorious Clio

Writer's Block: You and me and baby makes three

Do you think having children is a fundamental human right? Should there should be any restrictions?

It's not really a right, it's a responsibility- you're raising a human.  I don't think there should be any broad generalizations on what makes or doesn't make a good parent.  For instance: single mothers should not get such a bad rep, and gay couples should be allowed to adopt.  Honestly, people.  

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