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Is anyone who reads this particularly knowledgeable about the French government? I have story-writing questions that wikipedia can't answer, hah.
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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.

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Want to ruin your weekend? Have a seizure in the middle of the gym on Saturday.

Yeah, I...don't really know either :-/
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I don't actually think there would be an personal relationships left. I know that I have, in passing, thought something that is hideously mean about pretty much every single person I've ever known. Not to mention that suddenly everyone would realize how much each of us think about our favorite topic, be it a fandom or the opposite sex, or work...and I think most people would be very offended to know how little they hold of one another's attention.

Word meme!

May. 1st, 2010 01:21 am
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Taken from [ profile] amberfocus 

Age: 23
Where you grew up (Ages 0-18): Tennessee, USA
Colloquialism meme )
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Okay so...some of y'all are aware that I'm writing this novel about a I'm thinking I'm going to start off each chapter with a recipe.  The only problem is that I only have a few non-commercial recipes myself and since several are secret family recipes I can't go publishing them, hehehe (I can only share the Buchanan family cheesecake recipe with people I totally love and trust yanno).

So I'm putting out a call for recipes!  Anyone who shares one will totally get a shout-out in the dedication ;)  Any recipe will do, but especially those of baked goods/desserts.  Help me, flist!
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i am computerless. call me if you need me.
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I saw this on [ profile] arabian 's journal, I thought I'd done it before but apparently not!  So, another meme :)

1. Pick 20 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie (or call one up from your memory).
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions. THAT'S CHEATING!!!

Meme this way! )

9. "Well, if it makes you feel any better... do you see that bloke over there?  Not only does he own a personalized matching set of crocodile-skin luggage, but his favorite TV program is Baywatch. So you see there's always someone sadder than you." Sliding Doors, guessed by [ profile] anepidemic 

10. "And then?" 
"Then what?" 
"What happened after?" 
"There is no 'then'. There is no 'after'." Lady Hamilton (in Britain) or That Hamilton Woman (in the US), unguessed

11. "The ballet was beautiful."
"Madame didn't think so."
 "Well, experts never know - it takes outsiders to know, and I tell you, it was beautiful."
"That certainly proves you're an outsider." Waterloo Bridge, unguessed (wow, I have three Vivien movies on this thing, you'd think I'm a fan or something...)

12. "What is it with you and Indians anyway?"
"Oh, nothing. I try and shoot one a day, if possible, before noon. How 'bout you? I figure it's their fault for being on our land before we got here."
Maverick, guessed by [ profile] arabian 

13. "I know I chatter on far too much... but if you only knew how many things I want to say and don't, you'd give me some credit." Anne of Green Gables, guessed by [ profile] amberfocus 

14. "Are you going to be something else that I have to survive? Because... to tell you the truth... I'm not up to it." Erin Brockovich, unguessed

15. "All I'm saying is, there's a reason why Sporty Spice is the only one without a fella!" Bend It Like Beckham, unguessed

16. "Indeed no, sir. I'm merely a humble butler."
"What exactly do you do?"
"I buttle, sir."
Clue guessed by [ profile] arabian and [ profile] amberfocus 

17. "I ain't seen nothing change."
"You ain't seen nothing? What the hell kind of sentence is that?" Finding Forrester, unguessed

18. "The very rich can afford to give offense wherever they go. We need not care for his good opinion. " Pride and Prejudive (1995 miniseries), unguessed

19. "If you was hit by a truck and you was lying out there in that gutter dying, and you had time to sing *one* song. Huh? One song that people would remember before you're dirt. One song that would let God know how you felt about your time here on Earth. One song that would sum you up. You tellin' me that's the song you'd sing?" Walk the Line guessed by [ profile] anepidemic 

20. "You, you with the banjo, can you help me? I seem to have lost my sense of direction!"
"Have you tried Hare Krishna?" The Muppet Movie, unguessed.  


Jan. 26th, 2009 03:02 am
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Pick up to 13 OTPs.
Describe them in 13 words or fewer.
Have your flist guess the OTP.

Additional hints?

3.  He said 'God help the man who really loves her'....God help him. (Movie)
8.  She's in contact with heaven, he's barely in contact with earth. (TV)
9.  He has no power over her, she has all the power over him. (Movie)
11.  She climbs her Alpine Path, while he paints her soul into every portrait. (Book)
13.  He's off fighting for his country...and she's sleeping with her roommate.  (TV)

Revealing the unguessed:  8 is Joan/Adam from Joan of Arcadia, 9 is Sarah/Jareth from Labyrinth and 13 is Emma/Sean from Degrassi :-D

1.  She's kinda gay, he can kinda smell her from a mile away.

Willow/Oz from Buffy, guessed by amberfocus
2.  She doesn't like his mustache, he likes her legs.  Actually...that whole region.
Wash/Zoe from Firefly, guessed by lady0fthesith
3.  He's not a gentleman, but then, she's no lady.
Rhett/Scarlett from Gone with the Wind guessed by abbeylovely
4.  She's a sad girl with a guitar, he's a veteran pop star.
Jude/Tommy from Instant Star, guessed by amberfocus
5.  He's a bitter physician, she teaches him to have faith.
Christy/Neil MacNeil from Christy, guessed by lady0fthesith
6.  She's got no future, so he takes her there.

Ninth Doctor/Rose from Doctor Who, guessed by amberfocus
7.  He doesn't actually own anything but tweed, and she likes seeing him squirm.
Giles/Jenny from Buffy, guessed by anepidemic
8.  She has a higher calling, but he can't seem to remember her name.
9.  She's a spoiled little girl, he just wants to fulfill her dreams.
10.  He's an amazing pilot, she's...kind of a ghost.
Luke/Callista from Star Wars EU, guessed by lady0fthesith (NO I DO NOT LIKE MARA JADE GODDAMMIT)
11.  She sees Flashes of heaven, he just sees her eyes.
Emily/Teddy from the Emily of New Moon series guessed by abbeylovely
12.  He is probably drunk, she becomes his king.
Jack/Elizabeth from Pirates of the Caribbean, guessed by lady0fthesith
13.  She's a hardcore environmentalist, he's your classic bad boy turned good.
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Random meme, taken from [ profile] arabian :

Recommend a...

Book I Should Read:
Movie I Should See:
Band/CD I Should Listen To:
TV Show I Should Watch:
Website I Should Visit:
Fanfic I should read:
LJ Comm I Should Join:
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Tagged by [ profile] amberfocus 

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, write an entry with 16 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 16 people to be tagged.

16 Things... )

tagging [ profile] anepidemic , [ profile] whitefootwolf , [ profile] cinnabunny , [ profile] katelove2 . [ profile] kelaina , [ profile] postgradronin , [ profile] rhymeasaurus , [ profile] tears4dragons  and [ profile] thegreycoin.  That's only nine, but that's all you're getting because these are the only people who I'm actually friends with that a) use lj regularly and b) haven't been tagged already.

And in other news, I sprained my knee and am very unhappy about it :(
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NaNoWriMo!  Okay, I need to keep myself enthused about this, but I respond best to comments :)  So I'm going to post bits here as I go, but in order to avoid irritating the people who don't care, I'm creating a special filter for it.  So if you want to read, comment to this entry and I'll add you to the filter :-D  First chapter will hopefully be up tonight or tomorrow.

Be aware though that I'm not editing as I write, so some of it is truly awful.  haha.
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Hmmm stolen from [ profile] cinnabunny

1. Post a list of up to 20 books/movies/anime/TV shows/video games/etc. that you've had an obsessive fannish love or interest in at some time in your life.

2. Have your f-list guess your favorite character from each item.

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. Star Wars Films
3. Star Wars Expanded Universe
4. Sailor Moon (Makoto/Sailor Jupiter)
5. Gone with the Wind (Scarlett)
6. Pirates of the Caribbean (Jack Sparrow)
7. Power Rangers [my original fandom *hugs it*]
8. Doctor Who
9. Lost
10. Veronica Mars
11. Gilmore Girls (Lorelai)
12. Final Fantasy XII
13. Final Fantasy X (Rikku)
14. Firefly (Kaylee aka Mechanic Girl ;))
15. Legend of Zelda
16. Christy (Neil McNeil :-D  Though I also have an eternal love for Ruby Mae Morrison)
17. House
18. Heroes
19. South Park
20. Sex and the City (Miranda)

There are a couple that have multiple right answers! Heh.

(edited AGAIN to fix formatting insanity. LJ fail)
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Whoohoo memes....anyway since I like this one...

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Insert prayers for everyone at VA Tech.
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I'm trimming down my flist and I think I'm gonna make everything friends only by default (just on principle) so, if you still want to read or want me to read yours, comment here :)
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Happy Valentine's to those who care, and happy birthday to (Becky)!
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So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool..

Opening Credits:
David Lee Murphy - Dust on the Bottle

Waking Up:
Simple Plan - Worst Day Ever

First Day At School:
10 Years - R. E. S. T.

Falling In Love:
Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi

Breaking Up:
Usher - Confessions (Part II)

Madonna - My Baby's Got a Secret

Life's Ok:
John Michael Montgomery - Sold (Grundy County Auction Incident)

Mental Breakdown:
Bowling for Soup - Girl All the Bad Guys Want

Five for Fighting - Easy Tonight

Weird Al Yankovic - Amish Paradise

Getting Back Together:
Sarah McLachlan - Arms of an Angel

Wedding Scene:
Bob Carlisle - Butterly Kisses

Birth of Child:
Amy Jo Johnson - Matilda

Final Battle:
Evanescence - Hello

Death Scene:
Pearl Jam - Last Kiss

Funeral Song:
Edwin McCain - I'll Be

End Credits:
Blessed Union of Souls - She Likes Me For Me

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