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Welcome Fellow LJers!

My name is Lu, and I am your hostess. For more about me, you can see my profile.

While you are here, please feel free to join in the squeeing about extremely neurotic yet brilliant actors, kickass dream-manipulating criminals, ridiculous boys, smartass con artists, fast-talking scientists, and psychic detectives.

Please refrain from bashing any of the representatives of these groups that I love.

Please feel free to shower me with spoilers for any show that I love EXCEPTING WHITE COLLAR AND FRINGE, because I have a policy about those two.

I don't have an automatic friending policy, but the good news! Is that if you are here for the fic (or the meta, or the icons) these are posted COMPLETELY UNFLOCKED over at my creative journal, and you are more than welcome to watch that. In fact, PLEASE DO, because if you get even a little pleasure out of what I work on, it makes me incredibly happy.
Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinally got my computer fixed omg even if it is fucking Windows 8 it has a WORKING KEYBOARD and I have missed talking to all of you SO MUCH.

I know alla y'all are suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper thrilled about FOB, and you know, good for you! I've enjoyed them as characters for a long time, and I'm glad you will all get to be happy.



The Hush Sound is back together and clearly that is the veryveryvery BEST of all possible news ever in the HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

I've already squeed all over Twitter about the NEW ALBUM and the TOURING and the COMING TO UTAH, but! I wanted to share a bit of my evening with you, dear LJ. Mostly bc explaining the cast of characters alone would use up like, four tweets.

Lady 1's sister-in-law promised to go with me to the Hushies because she UNDERSTANDS MUSICAL OBSESSION like NOBODY ELSE I KNOW(she and I click on all kinds of super awesome mutual squealish levels) and she promised not to mock me if I cry. (SPOILER: I WILL PROBABLY CRY. IF GRETA SINGS THE ARTIST I WILL DEFINITELY CRY.)

So I was confirming with her that she would keep the date open, because I need her, and her girlfriend spoke up: "Wait, The Hush Sound?"


HER: Really, I thought they were...?!?!?


So yay, I need to buy another ticket to go see MY FAVORITE BAND EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

Sometimes life is really awesome, y'all.
Stolen from my beloved [ profile] arsenicjade:

Please ask me questions about my OTPs in the comments! Any questions! All questions! Deep questions! Silly questions! Ship questions. (It doesn't even really have to be OTPs. Basically, anything you know I have ever shipped.) I will write a drabble-ish length fic/scene that responds to the question.

(Fandoms I have known: Harry Potter, SGA, Supernatural (pre-s5) and Supernatural RPF (ditto), BSC, Big Time Rush, NCIS, Avengers, Bandom, Big Bang Theory, Black Books, Buffy, Community, Demon's Lexicon, Dresden, Eureka, Fringe, Gilmore Girls, Good Wife, Greek, H50 (S1), How I Met Your Mother, Cougartown, Friends, Korman, Leverage, Parks and Rec, Psych, Rizzoli and Isles, Shameless, Vampire Diaries, Veronica Mars, Warehouse 13, West Wing, White Collar, Wodehouse, Bunheads, Downton Abbey, Once Upon a Time...and if there's anything else you can think of I haven't mentioned but you know I watch/read/ship, feel free to ask!!)
Happy birthday, [ profile] kittyknighton! Getting to know you has been one of the delights of my year.
Hey, does anybody have any Natasha fic recs? I was putting together a list of Awesome Avengers Ladies fics, some Peggy, a lovely one about Maria-who-became-Maria-Stark, lots of great Darcy, some AMAZING Pepper fic in which Natasha is the central point.


Originally posted by [ profile] poisonivory at Livejournal, come on.
I never use Scrapbook, but I think people who pay for a service should, you know, know when that service gets severely diminished. Via [ profile] caiusmajor:

Originally posted by [ profile] zeitgeistic at Livejournal, come on.
Alright, I am not drunk enough to deal with this, so I'm just going to put out this PSA:

Livejournal Scrapbook is going away. Your 10GB of Paid Member space is now 2GB. If you care, there is an explanation in Russian on the Russian news page. There's also a user-submitted translation.

+ You will no longer have access to your Scrapbook once this goes live.
+ Your images will redirect, but the URL will be different.
+ Unable to tell what will happen to any photos you have that put you over the 2GB limit.
+ Back up your Scrapbook just in case.
+ If you want your photos transferred over now instead of waiting, let them know here.

My dad is going to Chicago on business. The people he's doing business with may have tickets to the hockey game.

DAD: I hope the tickets fall through, I really do!

ME: But Toews is back on the ice after his concussion!

DAD: ...who cares?

ME: I wish I didn't. Wave to him for me.
Originally posted by [ profile] missmollyetc at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [ profile] lk737 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Please repost this? I have never begged for one of my posts to be boosted. I am just so worried for my friends and want you to know.

According to this article, dated March 15, 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:

Electronic Frontier Foundation on Mandatory Data Retention

Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that it's actually July 1



Mar. 12th, 2012 07:21 am
My computer died an abrupt death on Saturday and I am therefore not really around :((((((((

Posted via

Signs you were in Harry Potter fandom too long:

seven years later, you read a Hogwarts AU in another fandom, where the author's note reads "Character does not have fond memories of graduation" and your brain immediately snarls, "THERE IS NO WAY HOGWARTS HAD GRADUATIONS."

(See also: my obsession with canon-correctness. Now that I am trying to write in a COMICS fandom, this is driving me quietly mad)
Because Galentine's Day is the BEST HOLIDAY!!!!

Happy Galentine's Day
my thread
And the thing is, my hair has needed cutting for MONTHS, but I had a groupon for a place that I cleverly failed to notice is a half-hour drive away from where I ACTUALLY LIVE, so it had to wait until I could get there. I'd never been before, and will never go again--half an HOUR's drive, I am such a moron--but the guy who cut my hair was. Um. Just. Totally whackjob entertaining. In the course of washing, conditioning, cutting, and styling my hair, he told me:

~about the contact high he got at a concert last week that apparently made him crave mass amounts of Mexican food

~about his friend who owns a moving company and who is like, the Best Dad Ever, and taught his budding engineer son how to create a six-tree tree house with pulley-system ziplines between trees and working electricity from cords he made himself out of junk from the hardware store

~about this guy he knows who honestly believes in the zombie apocalypse, and lives in a pseudo-military compound with eleven billion guns and a specially designed military-issue vehicle designed to run on a special kind of fuel. He keeps enough of that fuel ON HAND to drive to Seattle, where he has a boat, which is always kept fueled enough to get him to the island he OWNS off the coast of Seattle. The specially-designed vehicle has a scoop on the front with robot arms that will cut off zombie legs, and all the windows are three inches thick except for the holes at the top where you can stick the guns out to shoot at the zombies

~about the sheriff in the small Montana town where his grandmother lives, who never arrested anybody for underage drinking, just took their keys and made them come pick up their cars at the police station with their parents the next morning. Similarly, the sheriff never troubled a man who had trained his horse to carry his dead-drunk self all the way home from the bar and lock the gate behind it.

~about his second, part-time job being the mascot for the Utah hockey team. I'm trying not to see it as a sign that I really will fall for hockey RPS. I'm...mostly failing.


(Actual HAIRCUT, okay. I wish I knew why all hairdressers, especially the ones I tell how I want my hair to curl/wave, think I should be flatironed to hell and back. I mean, it really only affects me until I get in the shower, it's no big deal, it's just...why???)
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Not much, this year; my baby sister pounced on a Black Friday deal I was interested in and made me go pick it up, and my parents are doing cash, and there's nobody else much to give me presents. :D (It's okay, it's a low-key year in a lot of ways.) In an ideal world, though, Andrea Gibson CDs, Agatha Christie's autobiography (and her memoirs and her husband's autobiography), the knowledge that my employers will like their Christmas presents (I don't know, not for certain), travel anywhere (but especially Chicago or Canada), and a membership at the Bikram Yoga place. And, as always, since I was fourteen, a pair of


They're SO CUTE.
Originally posted by [ profile] 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.

Well, the first I heard about it was Sarah tweeting the FB notice that Brendon was ill.

EXCUSE ME, WHAT SHOW IN SALT LAKE? I demanded, and spent an hour trying to force my phone to admit it knew how to have internet so I could confirm it wasn't all some kind of weird practical joke. At that point I saw the malaria update, the Oregon Trail joke (bless you, Spencer Smith) and Zack's call for karaoke-ers. "I know the words," I said to myself, "but it would take an offer to COMPLETELY PAY OFF my student loans before I agreed to try and sing them in front of a thousand people."

A little bit after that, I got a text from [ profile] the_randomist, who said she had been picked to go on stage. I shuddered at the thought, but hey, if she thought it would be fun, I was happy for her. Then she said that they hadn't been able to find...something...and so the band was having some of the frontpeople from the local bands who'd been playing all day sing a few songs each, which is indeed what wound up happening.

So I, meanwhile, had dashed to the plaza to purchase a ticket, and dashed home for clothes I wouldn't FREEZE TO DEATH in, and dashed back down on the train. I mostly sat on the ground, in the spot that I have learned, during past festivals in this venue, to latch onto and defend like grim death. Unless you get there early enough for actual barrier (which, if I'd KNOWN THEY WERE COMING, I would have, but what can you do?), you have to stand on a slightly-elevated bit of pavement with juuuuuust the right angle to see around the sound engineer's tent; there are only two of these spots. I like Neon Trees, but they were playing on a different stage, and I don't like them enough to lose that spot, so I wasn't really watching the music bits till they got up there.

ANYWAY, the stuff y'all care about:  )
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPYYYYYYYYYYY BIRTHDAY to the very dearest of all the Karlas ever in the whole wide world. When we hug in person, I may not let go EVER, so just be prepared for that, darlingest. I hope your year is amazing, and contains an in-person meeting of two metaphors about the weather.



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