Flying, Defying, Rebelling, and Just About Anything Else One Can Think Of

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So this journal is now


As you can see. It's locked. Anyway. If you want to be added, then leave a comment! Easy as that.

Oh yeah, and I heart new friends, sooo yeah. This isn't locked because I'm a meanie. Just to say.

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Bam. That Just Happened.
Writing and Being Productive for once

rarepair_shorts</lj> HP Rare-Pair Challenge
Author: wicked_g
Pairing: Percy/Katie
Progress: 13/13
1. the residue of Monday Fated Soon To Pop
2. where the watermelons grow Apples & Oranges
3. what's his/her name The Strategist
4. and that is a panda's purpose in life A Familiar Taste
5. did you hear that? All I Want
6. diagnosis It's All So Sweet
7. not listening to a word It's All Fun and Games
8. "Psych!" And I Love Him
9. Oz Blank Slate
10. i want a clearer picture One More Day
11. without a smile Without A Smile
12. for what it's worth About Today
13. you and your neighbor Rainbows in the Dark


Take THAT, prompt table! HAH!

Livejournal, come on.
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I never use Scrapbook, but I think people who pay for a service should, you know, know when that service gets severely diminished. Via caiusmajor:

Originally posted by zeitgeistic at Livejournal, come on.
Alright, I am not drunk enough to deal with this, so I'm just going to put out this PSA:

Livejournal Scrapbook is going away. Your 10GB of Paid Member space is now 2GB. If you care, there is an explanation in Russian on the Russian news page. There's also a user-submitted translation.

+ You will no longer have access to your Scrapbook once this goes live.
+ Your images will redirect, but the URL will be different.
+ Unable to tell what will happen to any photos you have that put you over the 2GB limit.
+ Back up your Scrapbook just in case.
+ If you want your photos transferred over now instead of waiting, let them know here.

When will they ever learn what customer service means?

Note: All my gifs, many many icons posts and graphics and some galleries of photoshoots are there. :(

As of tomorrow, no more subject lines in comments on LJ
Ruby Beeyotch
Originally posted by moerlin at As of tomorrow, no more subject lines in comments on LJ
I was gonna update this with much happier stuff, but for the past week I've just been so enraged with LJ's asshattery that I've had it to here.

In case you didn't know, on 12/12 they first announced sneakily on the Russian journal of LJ's design guy that with new changes being implemented tomorrow, there will be no more subject lines in comments and that this change was "non-negotiable" (good round-up and translation here). I'm sure you all realize that this will basically make fandom and RP communities unusable. LJ's staff, however, doesn't give a shit. At least 18 pages of 100% negative feedback didn't sway them.

They've backpedaled some and will make keeping comment subject lines optional in some S2 styles, but the default (that 99% of communities are running right now) will decidedly be subject-less! Not to mention that their new and frankly, fucking ugly design will take forever to load and make the site a pain to use on mobile browsers.

And oh, it looks like they might be taking away the drop-down menu to select icons as well, so you'll have to load all your icons as pictures to select them. Lovely. (I will beta-test tonight to see if this is actually true.)

Really, I don't know why I'm surprised. LJ is always fucking with the parts of the site that actually work and breaking them, so this is just another instance of that. Because seriously, who are subject lines hurting by just being there? (And no, it can't be a matter of server strain, considering the new "graphic" interface will definitely be using up more resources - so much fun when there's DDoS attacks!)
As far as I know, they've never once listened to their customers, so those thousands of comments already posted probably won't do shit. I've left a message expressing my concerns about the new comment pages here anyway; so if you want to do that too, go for it! If anything, it helps with the rage. ;)

FYI: Dreamwidth is feeling Christmasy has reacted to LJ's bullshit and has open account creation (no invite codes needed) for the rest of the week. Might be a good idea to get your back-up or new home, whatever the case may be, up and running now.


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Rafa Gleeeee
❝the HARRYPOTTER meme❞

No Cuts Here

If you are reading this right now, you have more luxury than someone in Iran could ever hope for right now. If you are watching TV or a video on youtube, updating your status on Facebook, Tweeting, or even texting your friend, you are lucky. If you are safe in your home, and were able to sleep last night without the sounds of screaming from the rooftops, you need to know and understand what is happening to people just like you in Iran right now.

They are not the enemy. They are a people whose election has been stolen. For the first time in a long time, a voice for change struck the youth of Iran, just as it did for many people in the United States only seven months ago. Hossein Mousavi gained the support of millions of people in Iran as a Presidential candidate. He stands for progressiveness. He supports good relations with the West, and the rest of the world. He is supported with fervor as he challenges the oppressive regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

On Friday, millions of people waited for hours in line to vote in Iran's Presidential election. Later that night, as votes came in, Mousavi was alerted that he was winning by a two-thirds margin. Then there was a change. Suddenly, it was Ahmadinejad who had 68% of the vote - in areas which have been firmly against his political party, he overwhelmingly won. Within three hours, millions of votes were supposedly counted - the victor was Ahmadinejad. Immediately fraud was suspected - there was no way he could have won by this great a margin with such oppposition. Since then, reports have been coming in of burned ballots, or in some cases numbers being given without any being counted at all. None of this is confirmed, but what happened next seems to do the trick.

The people of Iran took the streets and rooftops. They shout "Death to the dictator" and "Allah o akbar." They join together to protest. Peacefully. The police attack some, but they stay strong. Riots happen, and the shouting continues all night. Text messaging was disabled, as was satellite, and websites which can spread information such as Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and the BBC are blocked in the country. At five in the morning, Arabic speaking soldiers (the people of Iran speak Farsi) stormed a university in the capital city of Tehran. While sleeping in their dormitories, five students were killed. Others were wounded. These soldiers are thought to have been brought in by Ahmadinejad from Lebanon. Today, 192 of the university's faculty have resigned in protest.

Mousavi requested that the government allow a peaceful rally to occur this morning - the request was denied. Many thought that it would not happen. Nevertheless, first a few thousand people showed up in the streets of Tehran. At this point, it is estimated that 1 to 2 million people were there. Mousavi spoke on the top of a car. The police stood by. For a few hours, everything was peaceful. Right now, the same cannot be said. Reports of injuries, shootings, and killings are flooding the internet. Twitter has been an invaluable source - those in Iran who still know how to access it are updating regularly with picture evidence. People are being brutally beaten. Tonight will be another night without rest for so many in Iran no older than I am. Tonight there is a Green Revolution.

For more information:
here and here
Here - near constant updates
Here - ONTD_political live post
@StopAhmadi, @ProtesterHelp

دنیارابگوییدچطورآنهاانتخاباتمان دزدیده اند
Tell the world how they have stolen our election

- original post by one_hoopy_frood

The Plan
This Is Earth

Ok, I know this isn't super serious or anything, and that I should totally be posting more about Iran (i.e. posting at all-although, that's what ontd_p's live posts are for, IMO), but I saw this, and,'s kinda cool!

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Whisper In Your Ear
Just a quick announcement-

This Swine Flu H1N1 thing going on? Is serious business people.

Where were you when SARS was around? Or Bird Flu? I imagine most of the people on my flist were continents* away from the main source, Hong Kong/South Central Asia.

I of course, was in Hong Kong, wearing a mask during exams, having to take my temperature every day, and eventually having school temporarily canceled for a few weeks. The city was a ghost town because as soon as it was rumoured that this thing was going to explode, people got on planes and made for the last remaining countries that didn't mind taking in people from SARS Land.

It was serious, it was bad, and at one point, I even got sick and was quaranteened to my bedroom for a good couple of days.

Now I'm being told by my mum that all the primary and kindergarten schools are being put on temporary hiatus-because if anything, little kids are going to be the ones who spread this thing-which is exactly what happened when SARS started up way back when. The little kids got to stay home, and us secondary school students had to stick it out until we were given leave as well.

So yeah, continue to make jokes about sickly pigs, but if the HK government is closing down little kid schools, I'm paying attention.

*I know that Toronto was pretty much named Ground Zero for SARS at one point, but bitch please-don't even give me that. We had a list spanning a whole spread of a newspaper with names of the dead, and a government up in China lying out of their asses about the severity of what SARS truly was. Unless you were stuck on a small island in the South China Sea, don't even try.

This? Is Public.

Ok, so that? Is right. And I honestly don't think it's one of those 'shock commercials', you know? Like, let's show something deliberately off the wall to make people pay attention. It's not that.

And yet, some people think it is.

What an asshole. It's 'too much'? Think about the women who get beaten on a daily basis, and ask them if what their spouse is doing is 'too much'. FUCK!

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I may be sick, but I KNOW WHAT'S RIGHT.

He's being put against Ten. Those fangirls, while I love 'em, made Mal vs. Ten very scary.



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