Mass Effect: No-One Left Behind

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THE UNOFFICIAL OFFICIAL FRIENDING MEMORANDIUM. Or something along those lines. It's four in the morning, cut me some slack.


The Book of Seren.



27.

Chaotic Good. My religion does not have a name. Third Culture Kid, former brat and DoDDs attendee. (Falcons FTW.) Single. PFLAG, because it's kind of ridiculous that I can get married anywhere I live and my best friend can't. Kind of big on the equality thing- but it works both ways. Childhood infatuation with the Marine Corps that hasn't entirely faded.

Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion. The Chronicles of Narnia. Freak the Mighty. The Little Prince. Harry Potter. Bones. CSI: Miami. Naruto. Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. The Watchmen. Alice in Wonderland, straight Through the Looking Glass. Anything Edgar Allan Poe. Sin City. ANYTHING Kurt Vonnegut. Gears of War ♥; Cole Train is king. Bioshock. Fallout 3, because post-apocalyptic DC isn't too far from modern day DC, it's just that the hookers are more subtle. I don't really watch movies. In fact, I barely watch television as it is. SPASTIC FANDOM LOVE, HOORAY! My new hobby is watching gun porn on Supernatural. You can have the Winchesters, I'll take the shotguns and the colt. UNF.


Also: Fuck your political party. The labels are stupid and it's all about power; liberal and republican, communist, socialist, wtfever. I am proud member of People Who Think You're Stupid And Wish For Pay Caps And Falcon Punches For Senators.


History, all of it. Kings and Queens and Wars, oh my! Sarmatia and Sparta, Italy and Wales, France and Korea, Mongolia and Libya. And everything else indeed. Swords and knives; tactical warfare piques my interest and explosions make my day. Chess. . Stars. The desert. The ocean. The air. Did I mention explosions? Silence. Guitar? Guitar!


Loving v. Virginia: Proof that good people can change the world. Next up?


Surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by that I don’t think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me to have that freedom to marry the person precious to me, even if others thought he was the “wrong kind of person” for me to marry. I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people’s religious beliefs over others. Especially if it denies people’s civil rights.

I am still not a political person, but I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.


- Mildred Loving, 12 June 2007

I love music. Lots of it. I don't care for the elitist bullshit side of it, if it's good, I like it. (I still hate Katy Perry. But only 'cause her music sucks.)


Imperatrix of Doiona- but only in my own head. Lots of invisible friends.

I am not invincible, just mildly indestructible.



Also, shortitude. :) I love her, and so should you.

(Pst. Part of my family? Remind me, bitches!)

winter_b0rn Twin sister from Seoul.
tierran Best friend



Fic @ mausolea_fics.


Herein begins the journey of the Fool.





The following is a list of things that I don't particularly give a shit about, in regards as to whether you want to be my friend or not: your religion, your sexuality (or lack thereof, in certain cases, so long as you're not into hurting kids), your OTP (I have around twelve- willing to share and not all that picky), your taste in music, your political party, your philosophical beliefs, how many piercings and tattoos you do or don't have, what colour your hair is, what country you live in, whether or not you like your professors, your favourite television show, your favourite movie, how much you drink and smoke, if you still sleep with stuffed animals (I do), and so on and so forth. Cool? Cool.

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ATTENTION ALL WRITERS

Writer ppl pls lolstringcheese. Fanfiction and original fiction alike.


Can you all do me a favour?


You know those writer's sheets floating about, the character ones? I want to do something like that (for myself, and my characters). So I need questions. This isn't some huge internets project that I plan on spreading far and wide. But the vast majority of my flist are writers of some sort, or else avid readers, but more importantly, you're all people whose opinion I respect and trust.

So anything. Anything you'd ask a character- or even a real person- about themselves if you wanted to get to know them better. Hair colour, eye colour, super powers, phobias, fears, etc etc. Anything and everything- no question is stupid or detail too little. And I'm making this an open post, so if you have friends who like to do this thing- tell them too.


Please? Pretty please?


Thanks!
WHERE: IS YOUR GOD NOW?!11

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this poll is open, and I would appreciate it if some of you took the time to post a link in your journals so I can see a fair amount of answers.

Poll #960733 the ground was cold;

Finish the sentence: So much more than this, there is ____.

Do you believe in nations who use religion as the frame for their gov't/constitution? (I.E. Saudi Arabia's gov't is based off of Shari'a, basic Islamic Law, and their constitution is the Koran/Qua'ran)

Yes- I believe that every nation/state should goven itself according to the will of the people
4(10.8%)
Yes- but only if they allow political, personal, and religious freedom of expression to everyone, majority and minority
10(27.0%)
I'm not sure, to be honest.
3(8.1%)
In theory, yes, but in real-life practise, no.
5(13.5%)
No political system or gov't should be framed entirely from religious sources
15(40.5%)

Do you consider the United States of America to be a Judeo-Christian country/society?

Yes
20(54.1%)
No
6(16.2%)
I'm not familiar/knowledgable enough to give a rational answer
11(29.7%)

What country do you currently have legal status in, and what political party (if any) do you support?

Do you believe in intelligent Extraterrestrial life?

Absolutely
11(29.7%)
I strongly believe in the possibility, but I'd need concrete proof to be completely sure
19(51.4%)
I believe there might be, but I need more information to come to a conclusion
4(10.8%)
I really don't think so
2(5.4%)
Absolutely not
1(2.7%)

Do you believe in ghosts?

Yes!
16(43.2%)
I think that the concept of them is possible, but I've never come across one, so I can't be sure
13(35.1%)
Eh, maybe.
3(8.1%)
No, that's illogical- when people die, they die, and that's all.
2(5.4%)
No, for religious reasons.
1(2.7%)
Yes, for religious reasons.
0(0.0%)
No opinion
1(2.7%)
Other
1(2.7%)

Do you believe in demons/evil spirits? Angels?

Yes, there's a lot of weird/evil and/or good shit in the world.
21(56.8%)
Yes- they are a part of my religion
5(13.5%)
I'm not sure
9(24.3%)
No, that's irrational to believe that supernatural beings can be conjured up to harm others
2(5.4%)
No, they don't exist in my religion.
0(0.0%)

Do you believe in kismet/destiny/fate?

Yes- things happen in the way that they are meant to happen.
3(8.1%)
Yes, to a degree- I believe that certain events will always happen one way or another, but not everything is set in stone
14(37.8%)
Yes, to a degree- I believe that certain things are MEANT to happen and probably WILL happen, but it's not for certain
12(32.4%)
No- I believe firmly and only in free will in humanity. What happens to us and what happens to the world is of our making and ours alone
4(10.8%)
You know, I'm not sure.
4(10.8%)

A word or phrase you consider beautiful:

Tell me something interesting about yourself?

Your favourite colour?

What is a miracle?

Word association: Taxi

Opinion on sex education in school:

Do you believe in mind over matter (that the power and force of your will can overcome the physical limitations of your body/life?) I.E. The power of prayer to overcome disease, or people who take placebos but believe they're taking a real medication and feel the effects?

Yes, absolutely- human determination and willpower is an amazing tool we barely tap into
16(43.2%)
It's an interesting concept, and one that bear merit into being looked at more closely
13(35.1%)
I suppose anything is possible
6(16.2%)
Maybe, but probably not
2(5.4%)
No
0(0.0%)
Day of the dead

I brought swatches, I brought swatches

Today's nightly poll comes at noon, because I wanted to get it out of the way, bitches. Post is open to everyone- bring your friends!

Poll #920021 and just like the movies~

Five video games that you'd like to see made into a movie (use comments if there isn't enough room)

Five books that you'd like to see made into a movie (use comments if there isn't enough room)

Five plays that you'd like to see made into a movie (use comments if there isn't enough room)

Out of the five, which is the best epic movie?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy
14(87.5%)
Eragon
0(0.0%)
The X-Men series
0(0.0%)
The Star Wars movies
1(6.2%)
None of the above, GTFO
1(6.2%)

Best movie villian?

Best movie hero?

The movies you like that no-one else has ever heard of:

The movies you like that everyone else seems to hate:

Favourite movie soundtrack?

Best lines from a movie:

How often do you watch movies? (at home)

Every day
1(6.2%)
A few times a week
4(25.0%)
Maybe once a week or so
4(25.0%)
Maybe once or twice a month
6(37.5%)
Rarely/Never
1(6.2%)

How often do you go out to the movies?

Every day
0(0.0%)
A few times a week
0(0.0%)
Maybe once a week or so
1(6.2%)
Maybe once or twice a month
7(43.8%)
Rarely/Never
8(50.0%)

Movies you're looking forward to in 2007:

Preferred types of movies:

Epic fantasies (LOTR)
0(0.0%)
Epic (non-fantasy) war (Saving Private Ryan)
0(0.0%)
Comedy (You, Me, and Dupree)
0(0.0%)
Dramedy (Eternal Sunshine)
0(0.0%)
Romantic Comedy (Along Came Polly)
0(0.0%)
Romance/Chick-Flick (The Lake House)
0(0.0%)
Action/Adventure (Mr and Mrs Smith, Independence Day, Die Hard)
0(0.0%)
Horror/Gore (Hostel, Saw)
1(6.2%)
Psychological/Suspense (Jacob's Ladder)
0(0.0%)
Kids (Disney)
0(0.0%)
Supernatural (The Skeleton Key, Ring)
0(0.0%)
Indie/Art-house films
0(0.0%)
Foreign Films
0(0.0%)
General Fantasy (Harry Potter)
0(0.0%)
Other
0(0.0%)

Suggestions for the next poll?



Comments are open for bitching about movies. Poll idea can be blamed on James, who got my hopes up when he said there was talk about a God of War movie.
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Friday Five Stuff

1. How far back can you trace your family tree?
According to my dad, he can trace back some parts of our family to the Norman Conquest of England. I don't know about that, though. As for my mother's side, Koreans are pretty good about keeping track, but it's something like Korean transliterated in Chinese, so good luck with that.

2. What is the most interesting (or strange) thing you've heard about one of your relatives?
Apparently, someone turned down dinner with Richard Nixon because they couldn't find a baby-sitter. Other than that... we're peasant farmers and soldiers. Pretty banal shit.

3. How do you feel about legacy names like John Henry Smith IV or naming children after other relatives?
Well, there's a tradition with boys with a specific middle name that I intend to continue, so why not? I don't see the fuss.

4. Would you consider yourself and/or your family to be traditional?
My parents are to a degree (mother is a housewife, father works, they don't believe in divorce) but other than that, not really- unless you consider abstaining from pre-martial sex traditional. Am I? Not on your life.

5. What is one tradition you have passed on to your children and/or plan to pass on to them?
Um, martial arts and fine arts training (music or visual arts). Other than that, it depends on whether I end up with any grandaughters.
Mass Effect: No-One Left Behind

stolen from Megs

Holiday Wishlist:

Step One

- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two

- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

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This post is open for anyone and everyone to see. Tell your friends to come over and post their lists too!
Mass Effect: No-One Left Behind

need help getting links to fanfiction archives

Completely rewriting the post, as th original wasn't as coherent.

Okay, so this is how it works. More or less for my own edification (and so when people ask me, I have one place to point them to), I'm trying to gather as many links to as many different fanfiction archives as I humanly can. Every and any fandom, RPF/RPS included. So if everyone who stumbles across this would be so kind, could you leave some links?

What I'm looking for as an archive:

[+] Basically, any site that has a dedicated section for fanfiction. It can be anything from a huge, general fanfiction site (like fanfiction.net or ficwad.com) to a sub-board on a miniscule forum, so long as the section is dedicated to fanfiction. Any genre, pairing, sexual specifics (slash, het, femmeslash, age, etc) and so on are accepted, so long as it is for fanfiction. RPF/RPS is accepted.
[+] A livejournal/deadjournal/any sort of blog community (not writing journal) that is dedicated to fanfiction, i.e. books_freckles for Hermione/Weasley pairings and ouran_het, for Ouran High School Host Club het fics. As before, it can be fanfiction in general, or somehow specified.
[+] A newsgroup like Yahoo!groups that is dedicated to posting fanfiction.

What I'm not looking for:
[+] No personal archives, please.
[+] Any archive that a person has no intention to share with the public.
[+] Rec-lists. Usergroups that only rec fics don't count.


This post is open for anyone who wants to show up. If you plan on leaving links, I would appreciate it if you at least marked what fandom it was in. Any other extras (like particulars about pairings) is also appreciated, but not neccesary. And please just leave the plain link (so, http://www.fanfiction.net instead of FF.net. And yes, please leave links, not just names of sites.

Any questions/comments/etc can be mailed to our_innocence@livejournal.com
Mass Effect: No-One Left Behind

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Yep, it's drabble/fic request time.

Normal rules apply:

01.. Pick from one of the following fandoms: Bleach manga, D. Gray-Man manga, Harry Potter books, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (to the Slippery Slope, I'm behind on the series) or the movie, Ouran High School Host Club anime, X-Men movie verse, Sin City graphic novels, Battle Royale manga, Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass books, or an original drabble of some sort. This, you need to be specific on.
02.. I do not write: Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, Harry/Draco, Ichigo/Orihime (I tried once... I'm not good at capturing their dynamic), Matsumoto/Gin, twincest, strong squicks.
03.. I am not promising I'm going to be able to write your drabble or fic. I'll try, but sometimes I just fail at coming up with a decent plot. I promise to try.
04.. Please specify if there's something you DON'T want in your story. Use the comments if needed.

Poll #844470 Oh yes, it's that time again.

Give me a character, characters, or pairing.

Give me a prompt of some sort. A picture, a song or song lyric, a quote, a word, whatever.