letsgofriday: The Weeping angels surrounding the Tardis (mcr: every snowflake is different - snow)
Nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] turlough!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
I can't stand Egg Nog. I must be the only person. Hot chocolate is cool n all, but I'm Irish. A cuppan tae is the only way.

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letsgofriday: The Weeping angels surrounding the Tardis (Default)
I promise promise promise to have All We Are finished soon. My headphones jack is broken and I need to wear headphones will editing to hear little things like clicks - I have awful hearing!

In other news, I Have Been All Things Unholy has 250 downloads! \o/ I am so honoured that 250 people took the time to download it, and maybe even listen. Thankyou to all the amazing people who commented! Double the awesome.

so. )

So basically you can blame Barrowman for making me cry at fictional tv characters who are kinda huge pricks dying.


letsgofriday: The Weeping angels surrounding the Tardis (p!atd: spencer doing karate)
I know I don't have many friends here on livejournal, but I'm still posting this.

Basically:

The EU is currently reforming its “Common Fisheries Policy”, but the proposals don’t go far enough towards saving our seas through science-based catch limits. Ireland is one of the first countries to review the new plans and our government is hosting a public consultation for the next 24 hours. Let’s flood the consultation with calls for tighter catch limits and make Ireland an ocean champion who will set the tone for other countries to stand up and fight against Europe’s powerful and dangerous commercial fishing industry.

TL;DR: EU reforming fishing laws. Ireland is reviewing the plans. Government is holding public consultation thing. We want tighter catch limits.

If you guys could click here and send the letter of petition to Minister Coveney, the minister for fisheries, it'd be great. Hopefully if Ireland changes the laws, other countries will follow suit.

BECAUSE.

Sep. 17th, 2011 09:58 pm
letsgofriday: The Weeping angels surrounding the Tardis (kathleen hanna)
BECAUSE we are angry at a society that tells us Girl = Dumb, Girl = Bad, Girl = Weak.

Basically, I love the whole Riot Grrl thing. It started when I read a fic about Jamia and Amanda Palmer being all ~riot lesbians together and I was just like THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. This year in the bandom big bang there was TWO bad-ass girl fic, one about a roller derby, which isn't exactly riot grrl, but the other was, to the core. ACTUALLY my riot grrl (even though I didn't know what it was at the time) love started when I watched Whip It. This movie shows the gritty side of being a girl, and it totally captured my imagination. I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. I just never thought that I could.

Every day in school, girls get put down. I take woodwork (and typing, but hey, I'm lazy) which is considered a boy subject. I constantly get slagged for it. My sister took metal work, and I let go of my principles and tried to disaude her, but she refused. Really, I am relieved she ignored me. After everything these girls, Kathleen Hanna, Allison Wolfe and the rest stood up for, girls who I take my inspiration and strenght from, stood up for, I was turning my back on everything I believed in for the sake of some slight slagging on my sisters behalf.  I might not look like the typical punk girl - I wear skinny jeans, tight tops and too much eyeliner (stereotypical, I guess) but I believe in it. As soon as I have money I'm purchasing a few books,  Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution, A Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World: Writings from the Girl Zine Revolution , The Zine Yearbooks,   Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2: a DIY resource to zines and zine culture and a few others. 

I really haven't told anybody about this, because I know what I'll get. "Dyke. Cunt. Lesbian." I know that I should ignore them, embrace them, even, but I still haven't worked up the courage. But when I do, I know I will say, "We're not anti-boy, we're pro-girl."

Last but not least, I feel like I have to add this. It makes me sad that the scene is basically gone, and I'm hoping for a third wave. You never know, eh? bolded what really speaks to me.

BECAUSE us girls crave records and books and fanzines that speak to US that WE feel included in and can understand in our own ways.
BECAUSE we wanna make it easier for girls to see/hear each other's work so that we can share strategies and criticize-applaud each other.
BECAUSE we must take over the means of production in order to create our own moanings.
BECAUSE viewing our work as being connected to our girlfriends-politics-real lives is essential if we are gonna figure out how we are doing impacts, reflects, perpetuates, or DISRUPTS the status quo.
BECAUSE we recognize fantasies of Instant Macho Gun Revolution as impractical lies meant to keep us simply dreaming instead of becoming our dreams AND THUS seek to create revolution in our own lives every single day by envisioning and creating alternatives to the bullshit christian capitalist way of doing things.
BECAUSE we want and need to encourage and be encouraged in the face of all our own insecurities, in the face of beergutboyrock that tells us we can't play our instruments, in the face of "authorities" who say our bands/zines/etc are the worst in the US and BECAUSE we don't wanna assimilate to someone else's (boy) standards of what is or isn't.
BECAUSE we are unwilling to falter under claims that we are reactionary "reverse sexists" AND NOT THE TRUEPUNKROCKSOULCRUSADERS THAT WE KNOW we really are.
BECAUSE we know that life is much more than physical survival and are patently aware that the punk rock "you can do anything" idea is crucial to the coming angry grrrl rock revolution which seeks to save the psychic and cultural lives of girls and women everywhere, according to their own terms, not ours.
BECAUSE we are interested in creating non-heirarchical ways of being AND making music, friends, and scenes based on communication + understanding, instead of competition + good/bad categorizations.
BECAUSE doing/reading/seeing/hearing cool things that validate and challenge us can help us gain the strength and sense of community that we need in order to figure out how bullshit like racism, able-bodieism, ageism, speciesism, classism, thinism, sexism, anti-semitism and heterosexism figures in our own lives.
BECAUSE we see fostering and supporting girl scenes and girl artists of all kinds as integral to this process.
BECAUSE we hate capitalism in all its forms and see our main goal as sharing information and staying alive, instead of making profits of being cool according to traditional standards.
BECAUSE we are angry at a society that tells us Girl = Dumb, Girl = Bad, Girl = Weak.
BECAUSE we are unwilling to let our real and valid anger be diffused and/or turned against us via the internalization of sexism as witnessed in girl/girl jealousism and self defeating girltype behaviors.
BECAUSE I believe with my wholeheartmindbody that girls constitute a revolutionary soul force that can, and will change the world for real.




Notice how everything is bolded? Yes.

(I'm sorry for not putting this under a cut, but I do feel it's important.)

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