letsgofriday: Brendon Urie Pouting (panic!: brendon pouting)

Oh, you guys. I am sorry. I haven't posted anything since a Doctor Who ficlet, and nothing long since I Have Been All Things Unholy.

Oh!- regarding Megaupload and the closure of it- IHBATU was hosted on it, and lord of almighty but do I not want to reupload that baby. It took a whole day. So unfortunately if you want to download it, it's not possible to get an MP3 file of it. However! There was a podbook posted of it, (thank you [personal profile] cybel !) so you may download it thanks to her, here.

Anyway - back to the real subject matter - my lack of posting. )Another problem I'm having is authors not responding when I ask for permission. What is the etiquette in that situation? )
letsgofriday: The Weeping angels surrounding the Tardis (mcr: every snowflake is different - snow)
Christmas time is here! [livejournal.com profile] pennyplainknits just posted pictures of her lovely decorations and baking - I decided I'd do the same,

...Except that I can't find my camera,,, Anywhere! So in the spirit of Christmas I decided to try anyways - by using my phone. 
Have some blurry crappy pictures until I find my camera!
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Happy Christmas one and all!
letsgofriday: The Weeping angels surrounding the Tardis (stock: girl sign failed)
Tune uke. Break string.

That's pretty much how my week is going, so far. I got my new guitar on Monday and I've spent the last few days gazing at her adoringly (she's called Rose. I lub her muchly.) and stroking her sleek body. :3 That was the high point of the week. From then it just went down (down, in an earlier round.). tv, guitar, shitty ass friends )
letsgofriday: The Weeping angels surrounding the Tardis (fer and david le pool party sexy times)
So, basically I've started a Diigo account, and have imported all my bookmarks. Over a thousand, you guys. Painstakingly worked on.
So far it seems like an acceptable compromise, I quite like the editing functions. We'll see how it goes, eh?
For the mean time, for recs of basically every pairing in bandom, Glee, HP, Misfits, The Breakfast Club and some randoms ones, my new Diigo.


In other news! I have some podfics coming up, never fear!, I've spent the last few days watching season 5 of Fisica O Quimica and searching desperately for fic but have found none, (well. one in Spanish.) I'm watching all of Doctor Who over again and it's a lot of work, people on twitter are amazing and Caoimhe is my lover. bye.

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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I was reading my old LJ there a few minutes ago. BLUSHING. It's even more fan-girly than this one, if that is possible.
Also, my spelling is atrocious. AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE A BLOODY LJCUT. MY GOD.
...and I didn't reply to nice people praising me for my, frankly, awful writing skills.
I am terrible human being.
letsgofriday: The Weeping angels surrounding the Tardis (homophobia is gay)
 So, it's the holidays, and I've done f-u-c-k all. Sitting at home, devouring fic after fic, mostly. I've gone out of the house approximately twice. Right now I'm doing a Glee camp with my one true love, [livejournal.com profile] fearlessforlife and we are both pissed about the solos, as usual. Whazzz new.
I'm doing the 'rap' in Born This Way, she's doing a piece in Don't Stop Believing. Needless to say neither of us are pleased. In other notes, I can't sing, I can't dance and all I can do is karate. My voice cracks during it because, yenno, I need to breath sometime and I'm jerking like a robot and trying to pronounce complicated words, eugh. Also there are some annoying children, don't know when to shut up, feel the need to inform us that their hand has a pattern from the carpet, etc.
 
let me die )
 

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