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I watched Moana on Netflix yesterday, and yes, I liked a lot. I loved Moana's determination and her spirit, and loved that her mission was to save her people (I love that she was undoubtedly her father's successor, no bullshit), not to find blah blah love. It's one of the rare movies that I didn't mind the CGI -- the water was really cool, and loved all the scenes where it peeled back to show sealife. Like that scene in The Prince of Egypt, during the Red Sea scene (although that was traditional animation and now I really want to watch The Prince of Egypt again.)

Moana reminded me in turns of Hercules (Maui and Herc would get along great -- and so would his tattoos and the Muses!) and Mulan and Lilo & Stitch -- not coincidentally, some of my favorite Disney movies. I wasn't too crazy about all the songs (god, the crab song when on way too long), but Moana had a lot of heart to it, which I thought was kind of missing from the last new Disney movie I've seen -- Frozen.

Anyway, as the very last person to see Moana, it was great! The scene of her ancestors voyaging across the ocean -- and then her doing it too -- really touched me. I hope Disney gives us more diverse princesses (or chief's daughters, in any case) in the future. It was really a lot of fun.

There was a meme on Twitter that asked for your top three Disney songs, and I ended up picking 2/3 songs from when I was coming up, during the Disney Renaissance (and a bit after.) My choices were Aladdin's "A Whole New World", The Little Mermaid's "Part of Your World" and Mulan's "Be A Man." What about you?

Sign-ups

26 Jun 2017 08:53 pm
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Sign ups are due to end in 48 hours. What time is that for me?

I'm a little worried because we're currently under 20 sign-ups and I'm not sure if we're going to get enough to make matching possible. Hopefully everyone's waiting till the last minute. Hopefully everyone's waiting till the last minute. Tell your friends, tell your enemies. Encourage them to sign up!
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I've made some icons, and since some of them are Harry Potter icons, I figured what better day to post them than Harry Potter day?

10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
8 Kingsman: The Secret Service
7 Star Trek Beyond

Preview:
 photo 04_zpsogmeuh9f.png  photo HP 05_zps17njaybi.png  photo STB 03_zps8bvozv8k.png

Icons Can Be Found Here @ [personal profile] cpt_kirk

Babylon 5

26 Jun 2017 11:59 pm
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Title: None
Fandom: Babylon 5
Rating: G
Characters: Ivanova and Marcus




Half-shadow, half-spider, it hung before them, all sharp spikes and razor edges. Blacker than space; a darkness well beyond anything in human experience. Light seemed to slide off it; to hide from it; to skitter away, and hide itself in places unseen. Ivanova could only sympathise. And they were to fight these things? These shadows that light itself seemed to fear? Beside her, Marcus whispered something in Minbari – a prayer, she thought – then flashed her a wholly incongruous grin. She smiled back. And why not? When light itself was afraid, what else was there to do but smile?
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Welcome to another Monday, and another Say What?.  As much as we try to complete things in an expedient fashion, sometimes the evil of procrastination takes hold and we’re left scrambling at the last minute.  Therefore, without delay, we’ll be looking at never put off until tomorrow what you can do today and procrastination is the thief of time, with some timely help from the characters of Jodi Taylor’s Chronicles of St. Mary’s.

I’ll get around to it… eventually. )

Denial on Tour 2017

26 Jun 2017 09:23 pm
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We were supposed to be going to Bristol Comic Con but they cancelled the con. So instead we were let loose on the unsuspecting Bristol countryside.





More pictures under the cut )

Caldecott Monday: Owl Moon

26 Jun 2017 04:21 pm
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We owned a copy of Owl Moon when I was a child, and while I don't remember reading it much, I always loved the cover: a little girl and her father walking up a snowy hillside, silhouetted by the moon. It's a scene of absolute peace and joy and just looking at it gives me a feeling of contentment.

The story is very sweet, too: the little girl and her father are going out in the woods at night to go "owling," that is, looking for owls. Not to hunt them or anything, just to see them in the peaceful quiet darkness of the woods.

When you go owling
you don't need words
or warmth
or anything but hope.
That's what Pa says.
The kind of hope
that flies
on silent wings
under a shining
Owl Moon.

*waves*

26 Jun 2017 08:21 pm
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I did not actually get any squares on my bingo card for knit in public day (which was bizarre as we were busy - but I think mostly busy with people avoiding the horrific weather that day!)

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I have been doing better with reading actual books recently - and in doing so read two very different stories with Transgender lead characters, one good and one, not so good.

1 - The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson - This was the not so good. It has a lot of issues, and does a lot of strange things, and adds unessecary drama to something that should have plenty. It also randomly does lots of class stuff (with extreme!council estate v rich people, who are actually seemingly just middle class-ish....) Set in UK, so lots that jumped out at me than might have if set in US.
The author is not transgender but 'works with transgender youth, who were all really positive about her book'. A statement she actually makes at the end, which is painful and awkward.
I wouldn't recommend as a first trans character read, or a solid good plot - and it's got a lot of triggers to warn for (which includes transphobia, from everyone o.o - and sexual assault)

2 - If I was Your Girl by Meredith Russo - This is a good book, no issues that it doesn't own up to (none are big issues, unlike Williamson's book). It's an interesting story, lacking additional drama, and it covers the experience of transitioning, and how the character felt before and after. It feels a lot more real than the other. Set in the US, so I may not have noticed bits.
The author is transgender - and has a really lovely set of end notes (one for cis readers, one for non-cis readers). It lacks a wince worthy closing statement, and is generally really sincere.
100% recommend, triggers wise, shows transphobia but from a very different angle, and different treatment than the art of being normal, and there is violence towards the character.

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This year, so far, I'm at 28 books read so far (not sure if will make the aim of 90, will have to see :s)

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Long weekend this weekend, may go see wonder woman again.....will have to see how feel.
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55 Icons: 46 Disney Animated Films + 9 Phineas and Ferb

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26 Jun 2017 10:22 am
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Netflix movie Doctor Strange )

When I went to the movies there were a couple of trailers that I liked. Something with Charlize Theron that’s very much like a Bond movie, impossible stunts, glamorous settings, explosions (we must have explosions). And a quieter dinner party movie with a good cast written by Mike White. I’m thinking about going to see it at the movies. I like Mike White; he is so weird.

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26 Jun 2017 10:38 pm
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GenEx is an exchange for '&' relationships (i.e. gen relationships.)

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2017 Schedule

26 Jun 2017 10:27 pm
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Nominations: 27th June - 5th July
Signups: 7th - 15th July
Assignments out no later than: 19th July 
Assignments due: 2nd September
Pinch hits due: 5th September
Works revealed: 9th September
Creators revealed - 16th September

One week left

26 Jun 2017 09:26 am
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There's just one week left until your fics are due into the Not Prime Time 2017 collection. This means your fic is fully uploaded and not a draft. I haven't clicked on anyone's currently uploaded fic and I won't be doing so until after the deadline.

If you're going to default, please do so now instead of later to give pinch hitters more time. However, if you do finish your fic, please feel free to upload it to the collection.

Useful Links
Not Prime Time 2017 (with schedule) | Prime Time Madness 2017
Frequently Asked Questions | AO3 exchange faq for participants | Pinch Hitting faq
2017 nomination tag set
Dear Prime Time Player on DW
2017 Requests available on AO3 | in a txt file
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Fandom: Pokemon Gameverse (HGSS, Kanto focus, with frequent mention of other gens/regions)
Characters/Pairings: Green/Red. Supporting cast includes Professor Oak, Kris, Silver, Leaf, Daisy Oak, Red's Mom, Red's Pikachu, Green's Eevee, and a whole plethora of OCs. The fic takes place 13 years after the events of the games, so the characters are all a little older.
Rating & Warnings: The fic is rated T. Major themes are trauma recovery, difficult/fraught family situations, near death experiences, second chances, the ocean, and forgiveness. Overall, the fic is meant to be uplifting rather than dark.
Estimated Fic Length: 30-35k, probably? Four out of the five parts are written and it's 25k so far. I mostly need a beta for parts 3 (7k) and 4 (8k), and maybe part 5 when it's finished. Though if you wanted to look at the first two parts I wouldn't say no...
Notes: You can read the first chapter here if you'd like a preview. I'm looking for a beta with knowledge of the pokemon universe, who would be willing to give feedback on everything ranging from wordiness, word choice, spelling, and grammar to pacing, character voices, repetition, and anything else you'd like really. I adore constructive criticism, please critique me to within an inch of my life! But please don't be mean about it, that's all.

I'd be more than happy to beta your fic in return! I mostly hail from anime fandom (you can see the list of anime I'm familiar with here), I also know homestuck even though that fandom is dead, and I live in pokemon fandom too, of course. Alternatively, if you only want spelling/grammar/etc. help and a knowledge of the universe isn't necessary, I'm willing to lend a hand. I'm especially useful if you need medical fact-checking, as I am a health professional.

You can leave a comment here, or my e-mail is passerine.cloud@gmail.com. Thank you very much for considering!
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So while I punted the first of my afternoon commitments, which was my cousins' letter-writing party, I did make it to the second, which was a picnic on Cambridge Common with the once and future Anarchist Society of Shakespeareans, and I had a much better time than I was expecting with the conversations ranging from children's books to family histories to competitive hospital stories (the other person won), and I admit that I bought the small neat teal-green Penguin edition of William Dampier's Piracy, Turtles & Flying Foxes (1697/2007) based almost strictly on its title, but the basement of the Harvard Book Store had about half a dozen of the Penguin Great Journeys in the travel section and I couldn't afford them all, and I am not looking forward to my doctor's appointment in about eight hours, especially since I stayed awake to write a post which I did not manage to finish, but the point here is that I would need to pry myself away from this keyboard no matter what, because I just exclaimed to [personal profile] spatch: "What price Hollywood? What price salvation now? But for Wales!—" by which I intended to convey my disappointment in screenwriters, and when I turn into quotations I need to head for bed.
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[tumblr.com profile] sashayed: It’s Not That Bad to F— Up While Calling Your Senator About Something Important

To prove this point, she presents actual transcripts of messages she left on her senators' voicemail, with her reaction gifs.

Sample:

Hi, uh, Sen. [Name]. And staff. [Nervous laughter.] My name is [Rave Sashayed] and I’m a constituent from [place where I vote]. I just wanted to call to thank you for standing up against the AHCA in the Senate. I–it’s an incredibly cruel and stupid and – and vicious bill. You know? And I’m not, like – a person who used to call her Senators all the time! know? I’m, like, a normal person! [Nervous laughter] But this – it’s crazy to me that this bill could become legislation. It directly affects me, it directly affects the people I love. I mean, it kicks millions of people off of Medicare for a tax break for – I mean. You know this. You’re. Uh. A Senator. So. You’ve read the bill. Um.

I would like to remind people that I phoned my MP's office and actually stated (completely incorrectly and randomly) that I lived in a place which said MP does not represent, had this pointed out to me and had to correct myself. AND YET (like Sashayed) I LIVE.

Right now, it looks like the Senate is wavering. Republican Senators are saying they "just don't know" if they've got the votes to pass the AHCA.

If you can't do phoning, you can't do phoning (I am sometimes a person who can't do phoning). But if you can, now's the time. IT IS OKAY TO PHONE AND FUCK IT UP. As long as you can communicate that you are opposed to the AHCA, that's enough.

Also, have some MOTHERFUCKING ICONS (photos of the ADAPT protestors being arrested during their protest at Mitch McConnell's office).

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