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Sep. 19th, 2017 09:13 pm

FFA FW Post # 738 - Placeholder

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[personal profile] sunnymodffa posting in [community profile] fail_fandomanon
 
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Sep. 19th, 2017 09:56 am

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[personal profile] rachelmanija
I just spent several minutes trying to figure out where the hell the mysterious rustling noises were coming from.

One of my cats (Alex) was entirely hidden within the depths of a shoebox-size Priority Mail box. He has just now emerged, and his sister Erin has vanished inside.

No cat photos because I don't have an X-Ray camera.
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[personal profile] rydra_wong posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew
Via [tumblr.com profile] vassraptor:

[tumblr.com profile] realsocialskills: Urgent: The GOP is close to destroying the ACA and Medicaid

The GOP is trying to repeal the ACA and cut Medicaid again. They almost have the votes to do it. We have the chance to stop them from getting the votes, if we act *right now*. We need to put overwhelming pressure on every senator to vote no.

Summary of the current situation, who to contact, and an excellent script for phone calls/e-mails from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.
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A nonnie made me do it.
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Sep. 17th, 2017 10:44 am

Weekly Check In September 17

tanaqui: Illumiinated letter T (Default)
[personal profile] tanaqui posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew
The Idiot-in-Chief this week made some surprisingly helpful deals with Congressional Democrats. Although -- based on subsequent tweets -- it's not clear if he understood what he was agreeing to or whether he'll stick with them.

How has your week been?

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)
Reminder that we have a suggestion post if there’s a topic that you’d like to see discussed but would like to ask the mods to look into. This can be anything from general information, or a how-to-do-a-thing, or something you may want to discuss as a community. Folks are welcome to post directly to the comm as always, but if you’re not comfortable/don’t have spoons, we can help too.

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Also if you need help with tags, PM [personal profile] redbird, who is our tag guru. Both [personal profile] tassosss and I are very grateful for the help.

Ongoing actions and activities

Find or sign up to host an event to support National Voter Registration Day on September 26
Events to prevent a Muslim Ban leading to an rally in Washington on October 10
Hurricane relief: if you're still looking for places to donate, there are lots of links in last week's check-in post
DACA: Defend DACA is the place to go.
Women's Convention Detroit October 27-29
Find every election you're eligible to vote in with the EveryElection app

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?

Poll #18829 The Week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 13


This Week, I....

View Answers

called my one senator
2 (20.0%)

called my other senator
1 (10.0%)

called my representative
0 (0.0%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
3 (30.0%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
7 (70.0%)

attended an in-person activist group
1 (10.0%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
2 (20.0%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
5 (50.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
2 (20.0%)

did something else
3 (30.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
1 (10.0%)



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sunnymodffa: (Nude Naked Nudibranch)
[personal profile] sunnymodffa posting in [community profile] fail_fandomanon
I'm pretty sure I could tame a wild car if I had to. They like beets, right?


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Sep. 14th, 2017 05:10 pm

Trick or Treat Exchange

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[personal profile] rachelmanija
For those who don't know, Trick or Treat is a fun, low-pressure fic and art fest - the minimum is only 300 words! Treating is encouraged. Signups are open now. You can see the tagset of available fandoms here.

Treats (and tricks) in unrequested but known-to-be-favorite fandoms/characters of mine are always welcome!

My god, this is long. Sorry!

My fandoms are The Darkangel, The Dark Tower (book), The Girl With the Silver Eyes, Hamilton, Ladyhawke, The Magnificent Seven (2016), Marvel 616 (aka X-Men comics), Saiyuki, The Stand, and The Windsingers.

Prompts below cut. Read more... )
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[personal profile] sunnymodffa posting in [community profile] fail_fandomanon
 
I'm not sure what this entails other than glowing and punching harder, but they seem really excited about it, so good for them.

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Sep. 12th, 2017 05:18 pm

Trailer for The Disaster Artist

rachelmanija: (Timbuktu to Uttar Pradesh)
[personal profile] rachelmanija
If the movie is like the trailer, this may be the most perfect adaptation ever made. Oh hai Mark.
sunnymodffa: (Victorian raptor)
[personal profile] sunnymodffa posting in [community profile] fail_fandomanon
 
Wank-pickers, nonny? Honestly, it's like no-one round here has any concept of good wank quality any more. Sure, farmed wank is an adequate substitute if you live in a wank desert and can't access any decent wank yourself, but you should really be handpicking your own local wild wank...

New Rule updates:
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Other posts and resources relevant to your interests:

NB: Meme rules do not require spoiler cuts/white-text/etc. Though, if you want to use spoiler cuts, a wonderful nonnie found a way to add them to DW. Just use the code below.
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[personal profile] executrix posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew
UndocuBlack and other organizations are hosting a Webinar today (Sept. 11) at 5 pm Pacific, 8 pm Eastern: Know Your Rights training for undocumented people. Registration at http://bit.ly/BlackImmKYR.
Sep. 11th, 2017 11:45 am

Events to Prevent a Muslim Ban

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[personal profile] executrix posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew
https://www.nomuslimbanever.com/

Site about ongoing events leading up to October 10 rally in Washington.
sunnymodffa: Close-up shot of a bronze and moustached statue. A yellow duckie on a stick emerges from behind his shoulder. (Duck on a Stick)
[personal profile] sunnymodffa posting in [community profile] fail_fandomanon
 
Where Melkor makes his thralls work all night while his sockpuppets write lovey-dovey Sauron/Reader fic.

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Other posts and resources relevant to your interests:

NB: Meme rules do not require spoiler cuts/white-text/etc. Though, if you want to use spoiler cuts, a wonderful nonnie found a way to add them to DW. Just use the code below.
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Sep. 10th, 2017 11:54 am

Weekly Check In September 10

tanaqui: Illumiinated letter T (Default)
[personal profile] tanaqui posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew
The themes this week have been DACA and the ongoing hurricane relief work. Whatever is affecting you and your loved ones, I hope you're keeping safe. If you're in a position to help, see below for various ongoing activities.

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)
Reminder that we have a suggestion post if there’s a topic that you’d like to see discussed but would like to ask the mods to look into. This can be anything from general information, or a how-to-do-a-thing, or something you may want to discuss as a community. Folks are welcome to post directly to the comm as always, but if you’re not comfortable/don’t have spoons, we can help too.

As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

Also if you need help with tags, PM [personal profile] redbird, who is our tag guru. Both [personal profile] tassosss and I are very grateful for the help.

Ongoing actions and activities

Links to hurricane relief efforts (mostly Harvey at this point)

Feeding South Florida
Targeting Harvey Help
Houston DSA fundraiser
Harvey Relief Post from Obama.org
More Links for Harvey Donations
Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund
Traitor Radio's "Hurricane Harvey: How To Help"
Amazing Web Page on Harvey Recovery
Indivisible's Explainer on Harvey Response - talking to your Congress person

DACA

Defend DACA
More on DACA
DACA update C&P from United We Dream
Vox article with lots of information on tactics and resources
Resources if DACA Ends

Other issues
Women's Convention Detroit October 27-29
Find every election you're eligible to vote in with the EveryElection app

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?

Poll #18795 This Week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8


This week, I...

View Answers

called my one senator
3 (42.9%)

called my other senator
2 (28.6%)

called my representative
1 (14.3%)

called my governor
1 (14.3%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
2 (28.6%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
4 (57.1%)

attended an in-person activist group
0 (0.0%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
2 (40.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (20.0%)

did something else
3 (60.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
1 (20.0%)


hermionesviolin: young black woman(?) with curly hair and pink sunglasses, facing away from the viewer (every week is ibarw)
[personal profile] hermionesviolin posting in [community profile] 50books_poc
When I was lamenting the dearth of picturebooks set in Africa not written by white folks, my friend Maura C recommended Tololwa Mollel (a Black man from Tanzania) and Ifeoma Onyefulu (a Black woman from Nigeria).

I started with Mollel, ILLing all (16) books by him that my library system has #completionist

Most of his books are retellings of traditional folktales, though some are based on his experience growing up on his grandparents' coffee farm in northern Tanzania in the 1960s.

My favorites were probably:
  • Kitoto the Mighty (illustrated by Kristi Frost) -- a mouse seeks the most powerful being to protect him from the hawk
  • Subira, Subira (illustrated by Linda Saport) -- a girl struggles to get her younger brother to behave
  • Big Boy (illustrated by E.B. Lewis) -- a Tanzanian boy wishes he were bigger ... but what if his wish were granted?
  • Song Bird (illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger) -- girl saves the day! (okay, magical song bird saves the day, but the girl keeps the grownups from messing it up)
  • To Dinner, For Dinner (illustrated by Synthia Saint James) -- mostly I just love the mole wearing glasses
Sep. 9th, 2017 02:04 pm

Feeding South Florida

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[personal profile] executrix posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew
These guys look pretty legit and like they have a history of knowing what they're doing:

https://feedingsouthflorida.org/our-programs/disaster-relief/?CMPID=ene090217
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