My very first fan fic ever was chapter 16 of Deconstructing Brian. I read it in the barn at my in-laws house, after we had to move in with them, after our dot.com company went under and Scott and I lost 16 million dollars on paper. I lost myself in that story once I found it and it healed wounds inside me. It helped me forgive CEO's that got tired and a CFO that went nuts and gave our money away.
I wrote Randall a fan letter begging to know more and to see if he was a show writer and to thank him for his obvious love for Brian Kinney. I can't tell you how much that story meant to me. It also meant the world to me because it was my path way to Queer Theories a story that would become an almost ghost like presence in my life. A story I love for so many reasons that counting them would quite possibly match it's page count ( I am just kidding Gael :)
So while I have tons of questions, and my emotions are all over the place. All I can say now is that Carol was one of us. She loved our boys, wrote for our boys and she was one of the boys.
To Carol. To Randall, and to Brian may they all rest in peace. This isn't a time to judge it's a time to mourn.
Thank you to besame_bj for the link.
I am not sure if I will have time to get back here before this weekend. I wanted to say warm Happy Holidays to all of you. I have spent so many years here on Live Journal and met so many wonderful people. I have shared life stories, bonded over fandom silliness, snarked together over countless things.
Thank you for being supportive of all my craziness. From weight loss, to burgeoning businesses, and partnership agreements.
Thank you for sharing your talents, your laughs, and your tears.
I wish everyone a great time this weekend and coming weeks with their families, friends and loved ones.
You have been so kind to me this year. And 2013 is going to be great.
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
5 cloves Garlic, Minced
1 whole Large Onion, Diced
3 whole Carrots, Washed And Sliced Thin
4 whole Yellow Squash, Sliced ( can replace this with butternut or pepper squash )
Salt and pepper To Taste
2 Tablespoon Curry Powder ( I up this to about 1 cup when I make this in 10 quart batches!)
48 ounces, fluid Chicken Broth/or veggie broth.
Heavy Cream or coconut milk ( I really love how the coconut milk makes this taste really rich)
Heat olive oil in a heavy pot over medium heat.
Add garlic and onions and stir to coat.
Add carrots and cook for 3 minutes, or until they start to get soft.
Sprinkle in a little salt.
Add squash. Stir and cook for a few minutes, until squash is soft and tender.
After a few minutes, add salt to taste and the curry powder.
Pour in wine if using. Let evaporate for about 30 seconds, then pour in chicken broth. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover pot, and cook for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, taste and adjust seasonings. Turn off heat.
Puree soup using an immersion blender, or in batches in a regular blender. Return to soup pot and bring to a simmer.
Add the cream or coconut milk and serve.
He made the call!!!!!! As I was typing!
My husband and I fell it love without even seeing each other. We fell in love in 11 hours on the phone. We decided after those 11 hours we would spend the rest of our lives together. Were we silly, sure and perhaps a bit crazy, but what is this world for if it's not for being silly and crazy.
So not only do I believe in love at first sight, I believe in love at first hear, at first smell, at first taste, and at first touch.
This answer is brought to you by 2 weeks of nothing but Dr. Who.
Original image and campaign source: reddit.
Edited to add my own thoughts (not part of the original reddit call for action): And if you do not feel like taking a total break and perhaps want just a trial separation or couple's counseling, then perhaps consider Black March Lite 2.0 = spend, but spend money on those content creators and independent retailers who came out against SOPA/PIPA. And tell them why you're buying their products in March. There are many of them.
And for those who favor the more targeted boycott, you can find info here. But no matter which, you can participate and you can tailor your level of participation. We have the tools, the will and the strength to take a stand.
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Black March - Thursday March 1st 2012 to Saturday March 31st 2012
With the continuing campaigns for internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites like Megaupload under allegations of 'piracy' and 'conspiracy' the time has come to take a stand against music, film, and media companies' lobbyists.
The only way is to hit them where it hurts.
Their profit margins.
March 2012 is the end of the First Quarter in economic reports world wide.
Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine.
Wait the four weeks to buy them in April: see a film later, etc... Holding out for just four weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media companies profits for the first quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments world wide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes. This action will give a statement of intent:
"We will not tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legislation that will censor the internet."
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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