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Originally posted by [personal profile] neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

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I've switched browsers, which only intensified my urge to lurk. So, hi! I've been reading your posts, I've just been ... mouse quiet.

And I've been thinking about my nigh humongous writer's block. And the recent big bang fails that J2 rps and Bandom has had and I kinda realized why I can't finish my Ryan turns into a Naga story.

White bread character, Indian mythological creature, white guy going to India, the plot centering on two white guys in love against the backdrop of transpacific angst and another culture's myths, mysterious Indian bookshop owners... it made me nervous.

Really fucking nervous. Even when I was still writing it, I was nervous how people would take it, because I didn't want offend anybody. I still think it's a good thing I didn't finish it, and I don't know how to strip away the things I think are problematic and still have the bones of the same story. Ryan becoming a Griffin or a unicorn doesn't have the same cache as a snake sort of creature.

These are not the same as writing your story amidst a country's still ongoing natural disaster with caricatures in the place of actual characters of color. Or rewriting a secular Jewish character as a Catholic priest.

I think something slightly different is going on in the latest round of *fail, though.

A caveat: I do not know the author, nor have read the fic in question. In other words, I am talking out of my ass and talking aloud. And it is early in the morning, and I will poke at this subject tomorrow, trying to get what I want down right.

I think that in light of the only readily agreed upon Day of Importance for the trans community is a day which honors the dead, this fic is in a sticky situation.

Trans kids don't exist in a vacuum, the same way other lgbqt kids don't exist in a vacuum. We all grow up in this toxic stew with gender roles and slut shamming and tons of other crap that says girls and boys are entirely different species. They and their allies know the statistics, know the danger of simply going to find a bathroom by yourself, among myriad other things that should be completely mundane, safe. (It makes vauge sense, then, that Ryan would want to guard Spencer while she's in a venue showering after a show. It's not a safe space to them. )

Some people grow up and buck all the gender/societal crap they don't like, some people buy in to all of the things pointed out here: (I'm thinking of the "Spencer is better than those dumb Barbie girls! If you take a drink from someone at a bar you're a slut!" bit)

Sure, there is badfic, and there is fic so offensive it makes your head spin. There is fic that gets trans issues so right (anything by azure_jay on LJ) you print it out and clutch it to you.

Trying to help in the form of fiction writing is always precarious, especially when the writer may not be from the population she is writing about.

I personally don't plan on reading the mtf!Spencer story, since I think it itself is the problematic 'after', but I can understand what the 'before' part felt like.
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Title: Foliage
Rating: PG - 13 for creepyness
Pairing: None, gen
Word Count: 417
Warnings/Notes: Spoilers for Criminal Minds 4X21 "To Hell ..." and 4X22 "And Back" and triggery for whats in those eps. Triggery, anyway for mentions of drug use.

Kelly cuts her hair, after. )
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So this is response to a post I read that I rather enjoyed, and I figured I'd get my comments together in one spot. I reccomend reading the original post before this, for the sake of clarity. Plus, there are some neat comments besides mine going on.

I'll wait.

Or, a treatise on 'The motts' )
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Title: Cactus Where Your Heart Once Was
Beta: [ profile] i_amthecosmos
Pairing: Panic gsf, Panic/Bob Bryar
Rating: R
Word Count: 1,547
Warnings/Disclaimer: I don't own these people. Back away if you got here by googling. Seriously. Also, this is an assasin AU. That means killing people and character death(if you wanna read it that way). I nearly teared up writing this, so beware.
Author's Note: So I had a really strange dream last night, about band boys being assasins. It wasn't a pleasent dream per se, but the idea stuck.

Take a deep breath )
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Title: Horned Deities and other True Myths.
Betas: [ profile] jadziadrgnrdr & [ profile] i_amthecosmos
Rating: PG 13
Pairing: Pete/Patrick; minor Pete/Jaenea, Pete/Ashlee
Word Count: 5,205
Disclaimer: I am making this up. Please don't mock on MySpace. Googling yourself is bad, so just listen to Mikeyway already.
AN/Warning: Creepy themes if you squint or have issues with Greek mythology. I have been writing this since the start of time [ profile] formerlydf wrote her wonderful fic Time and Time Again (and Again, and Again). This would make sense without reading that fic, but I highly encourage it.

I found the cure to growing older/ And you're the only place that feels like home/ Just so you know, you'll never know/ And some secrets weren't meant to be told/ I found the cure to growing older )
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Photography Verse
Band(s): 504 Plan, Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, The Academy Is...
Pairing(s): Spencer/Ryan*, Jon/Tom/Nick*, Brendon/Brent
Word Count: 20, 090
Rating/Warnings: Adult. AU incest = *, underage sex, and minor drug use
Disclaimer: All lies that I made up.
Author Notes: This originally was going to be a quick little fic, maybe ~1,000 before I worked on my actual Big Bang idea, which was a Fight Club au. Obviously, niether of those things happened. This could not have happened without the encouragement of [ profile] fallingfortruth, beta by [ profile] jadziadrgnrdr mix by [ profile] hellodolly123 and quick help by [ profile] i_amthecosmos.

Summary:Spencer, Jon and Brendon grow as people, fall in love(not with each other), learn about each other, have angst, and drive happily off into the sunset. A picture is worth a thousand words and more. Or, the alternate family au.

Part One- Cyanotype i

Part One- Cyanotype ii

Part Two- Zoom Burst i

Part Two- Zoom Burst ii

Part Three- Daguerreotype i

Part Three- Daguerreotype ii

Bonus Tracks/Enhanced Content
[A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words] by [ profile] hellodolly123

Thanks for reading, and your comments, constructive criticisms, etc go here


Apr. 12th, 2008 11:47 pm
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So, [ profile] warmingweather made a post today about eggbabies that students have to nurture in health class and the like. Teenagers thrown together to raise an egg/have a fake marriage for a few weeks.

Its the perfect plot device- it can work for fluffy, angsty, hurty fics, character studies, pre/etablished pairings/enemies and everything in between.


100 or more words about your pairing of choice in the Egg Baby Meme!!!

Comment here with your drabbles!!!!!
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I hope everyone has had a great weekend so far.

Mine has been spent reading fic, watching videos from the Fuse thing and well. This. Which is by no means dial-up friendly.

A Photo-essay of the many looks of one George Ryan Ross II )

And there you have it, folks.
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So I didn't think I'd talk about Mr. Brendon-gate, but apparently I am.

Not cutting, because your layouts will be fine tomorrow(1/9/08) morning.


I was taling to [ profile] saline_joy about this, and some of this is taken from a comment thread we had.

I first want to clear up a vocab word or two that will come up.

Porn = wherin for values of porn, we take that to mean "stuff about people having sex"

Pornfiction = wherin for values of porn, we take that to mean "stuff about people having sex, with varying levels of romantic sappiness thrown in"

We write porn, yes, but we also write love stories, and there's a difference in the two.


I just... it frustrates me that it's "ok" for young adult dudes to act like that.

Being informed only from things like Anal Adventures IV and last months' issue of Cosmo does not excuse crappy, douchey behavior.

I love porn and pornfiction but its crap at teaching intrapersonal relations and things like using lube and asking please before facials happen.

Porn shouldn't be how people learn the workings of sex, but because Western socioety in general and America as a whole is so freaked about sex ed(how to both put a condom on and talk to each other the morning after) for minors, we don't.

The fact that Ryan snips at Jac's photography while doing the same thing shows us something.

The fact that Pete makes thinly veiled comments about every girl he's ever been with shows us something(Ashlee's dieting issues{She means to me what i mean to Rap, check his blogspot for that header}, Jaenae).

The fact that people dismiss the "scene queens" but laud the male versions of them is really telling, perhaps most of all.

Seriously. Pete is dating Ashlee who is more famous than he is and I'm sure the added publicity for his band, DD and gross looking clothing line(said while wearing some of it) isn't keeping him up at night.

And yet its girls who are called "star fuckers".

Ryan internet stalked both Jac and Pete before they dated and signed his band. It may be the internet, but stalking is still stalking.

That emo is actually very hyper-masculine wherew girls are groupies, song material and muses is still unacceptable, guyliner or not.

Which leads to another thing: girls in bands.

Hayley Williams from Paramore, Alicia(techs count), Greta from The Hushies, Amanda Plamer, Lyn Z & Kitty from MSI. Ashlee's a solo pop star, but she goes here as well.

Where is the fic for them, exactly? Theres more about Brian, and Matt Cortez and Zack than even Greta.

I have problems with Hayley's outlook(Once a whore, you're nothing more, I'm sorry that'll never change - from Misery Business. She's trapped in the same whore/bride dichotemy that Ryan and Pete are.) on this meta actually, but still.

I'm sick of this huge gaping chest wound of a double standard in my music and in the larger world.

Brendon's dochey please-let-someone-kick-him-in-the-neck behaviour is only a symptom of this.
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I hate to do this, but due to the Strikethrough 2007 debacle, it has to be done.

By all means comment if you want me to friend you.

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And that has made all the difference.

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