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GET READY BITCHES 'CAUSE IT'S MONSOON SEASON!|
( I don't really know that this is terribly necessary, but spoiler cut for the ending of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5, just in case. )
JEREMY IRONS >:(
NEVER LEAVE ME AGAIN OMG!|
For a minute there, I thought maybe someone had managed to delete JournalFen for FW's 10th anniversary. I WAS SO SCARED. ;_;
Of course, on the other hand, if there was ever a time for the server to be robust, FW's 10th anniversary was a fitting occasion, I suppose.
Also, yesterday was the very first time ever that hot_daily has missed a day since its inception, because when I came over late yesterday morning to post (I was even way earlier than usual yesterday!) there was nothing there. I'll probably go back tonight and post yesterday's backdated, just because it upsets me that there's nothing there for yesterday. :(
It's something about the mouth, I think.|
I swear to god, there is a contestant on the new RuPaul's Drag Race tonight that looks just like Billie Piper, but darker.
Every time they show her, I kind of want to write crossover fic.
ETA: I added a comparison pic! I'm not just seeing things, I swear! (For the record, Monica Beverly Hillz is on the left, Billie Piper is on the right. Just in case you needed clarification. XD)
SO CUTE OMG!|
Shetland Ponies in Cardigan Sweaters
That is all.
Apparently he actually took that whole Rick Warren backlash thing to heart!|
I didn't get to watch the inaugural yesterday, but my daughter was watching Rachel Maddow when I got home, and it was obviously all inaugural all the time, and I was barely in the door before she started telling me that I'd missed the part where Rachel refused to interrupt the video of the first dance, and also that I'd just missed the part where Rachel was talking with Andrea Mitchell how Obama had said something in his speech about "something called Stonewall?"
My immediate reaction, in order, went something like this:
1) "He mentioned Stonewall?"
2) My nearly-16-year-old politically-aware pansexual daughter does not know what Stonewall is, and that makes me a horrible parent. :(
3) Wait, no, wait, that is not wholly my fault! Why do they not teach about Stonewall in school? IT IS A TRAVESTY.
4) WAIT, WAIT, NO, GO BACK. "He mentioned STONEWALL?"
And then I may have teared up a little, I am not ashamed to admit it. SO MUCH BETTER THAN RICK FUCKING WARREN YES. (Although I will never not be extremely deeply annoyed by the Rick Fucking Warren thing, ever ever ever, no.)
Apparently kangaroos are yaoi bait. Who even knew?|
So sometimes I watch Finding Bigfoot, because there is nothing more awesome/funny (awesnny? fawesome?) than watching three guys and a lesbian crash around through the woods in the dark looking for sasquatches like they're a real thing (except maybe that amazing Ancient Aliens show, which is amazing, for serious).
Tonight's episode is a special two-hour thing where they go to Australia, about which I've been excited ALL WEEK, FOR SERIOUS, because the commercials revealed that in Australia, "they call them yowies." THIS IS PRONOUNCED EXACTLY LIKE "YAOI". "You encountered a yowie that night," the commercials told me. AND THE EPISODE ITSELF IS EVEN BETTER OMG!
Apparently, Australia has
yaoi yowie investigators! They have yaoi yowie encounters all over the place! At night! In the dark! All alone! SO MANY YAOI YOWIE REPORTS! THEY'VE SEEN A LOT OF YAOI YOWIE ACTION! THERE IS SO MUCH YAOI YOWIE ACTIVITY OMG!
I think, in fact, that Ranae might actually know the word "yaoi" (as opposed to "yowie") because in several scenes she honestly, swear to god, sounds like she's saying "ya-o-ee" more than "yow-ee" OMG FOR SERIOUS YOU GUYS.
I know, I know, I'm like one of those people who giggles whenever someone says "balls" and also I've said the phrase "for serious" way too many times here but OMG PEOPLE FOR SERIOUS. THIS IS THE BEST EVER! YOWIE! *dies*
(They're in Washington next week! I'm so excited! *is excited*)
Gift of the (Stoned) Magi|
My sister and I were talking about the Hostess bankruptcy today, when she pointed out the terrible irony of it all -- at last, marijuana is finally made legal, but there won't be any more Twinkies. :(
Headline of the Day|
I swear to God this is the actual headline, and it totally means exactly what it says it means.
The Fungus In Your Cheese Is Having Weird Sex
No, really. It's about cheese mold sex. No lie.
And in three days, there will be weddings! Yay!|
Congratulations, Washington! And while you're all out there picking up your non-gender-specific marriage licenses that are now available starting today, you can also pick up some legal weed for your reception, which is also now available starting today. LET THE CELEBRATIONS BEGIN.
WANT WANT WANT|
Star Wars Death Star Tea Infuser
EEEEEE! Lookit the little tie fighter on the end! OMG WANT!
Two things, or thereabouts|
My daughter started reading I Spy fic today. Slowly, my evil plan continues to come to fruition.
In other news, for those of you who are curious, Occupy Wall Street is still around, most recently/notably as Occupy Sandy, doing a hell of a lot of very impressive work helping people to get back onto their feet after the hurricane, for which there is no amount of thanks that will ever be enough, I think. They're just really, really, really good people. And now, as if to prove that even more, they're starting another program, the People's Bailout (aka Rolling Jubilee) whereby they're raising donations to buy off distressed debt like a debt collector does, except that instead of collecting on that debt, they're just forgiving it. Gone. Poof. That is all.
From that first link:
If you’re a debt broker, once you own someone’s debt you can do whatever you want with it — traditionally, you hound debtors to their grave trying to collect. We’re playing a different game. A MORE AWESOME GAME.
The program officially starts November 15, but they're already taking donations at that second link, and they've already collected almost $110k, which will abolish almost $2.2mil of random debt. It really is pretty awesome.
And now we just need to get the government to actually pay attention to all those student loan forgiveness ideas floating around. This is likely never going to happen, but a girl can always dream.
More election coverage!|
Starting with our next Congress, for the first time in history, straight white males will not make up a majority of the House Democratic Caucus.
Someday, eventually, possibly not in my lifetime, but someday this will be true of the entire House. Someday.
In other news, here in Washington, even though our vote totals keep going up, because so many people only sent in their ballots just yesterday, our SecState's voter turnout page keeps showing larger numbers of ballots on hand to be counted. It was at 618300 at about 2:00pm; it's at 744382 now. Biggest counties left to count are King w/ 232k on hand (65.66% approval average on R74), Snohomish w/ 100k (52.02% approval average), Pierce w/ 96960 (51.46% reject), Clark w/ 42k (53.04% reject), Spokane w/ 41k (56.79% reject), Kitsap w/ 39k (52.99% approval, YAY!), Yakima w/ 26295 (65.31% reject), and Whatcom w/ 25k (53.2% approval). Everyone else is 15k or under. If you crunch the numbers on what's left (and I did, because math), and assuming that the percentages hold (and it seems more likely that the percentages will actually get better for us, IMO), the ballots on hand should go about 52.59% to approve Referendum 74.
In the end, we'll be the last of last night's four to call the race, but it's entirely possible that we're going to pass marriage equality by the largest margin. We're definitely going to pass it by the largest numbers; Maine passed it with 53% but that's only about 36k votes difference, and Maryland passed it with 52% but that's just over 102k votes difference. We're probably going to end up with about a 110-115k difference. We've already counted over 1.1 million votes for marriage equality; we'll probably end up with around 1.5 million. THAT'S 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOU, QUEER PEOPLE! :D :D :D
Jay Inslee is looking good for governor, but it'll be down to the wire. I'm just hoping there's no recounts; I'm still scarred from 2004. :(
All that's left is to get the officials to admit that we passed it. :D|
I left my house at 3:00am yesterday to go work for the Referendum 74 campaign on election day. I'm still not back yet, although I'm hoping to be home at around 2:00-ish. I haven't slept since about 9:00am Monday. I'm on a boat! :D
If the vote totals hold, and there's no reason to think they won't since it's mostly only King County left to count, then it will all have been more than worth it.
(PS: GO KITSAP! XD)
Election stuff! Oooooooh!|
It is the Saturday before the election, and it occurs to me that I haven't really posted much about the election at all. I have been volunteering for Washington United for Marriage! They are the people working to approve Referendum 74 which, if approved, will allow the marriage equality law that got passed in Washington State last February to actually go into effect. I'm super excited! Marriage equality has never passed by popular vote anywhere in the United States before, but all of the polling on R74 has been really encouraging, even when pollsters take a possible Bradley Effect into account and everything, and we've had tons of Republicans and religious leaders endorsing it, it's made me very hopeful. Also encouraging is that the Anti-R74 have really crappy yard signs that I almost never see anywhere, and also their ads are pretty horrible quality, while the Pro-R74 ads are amazing and varied and wonderful and frequently make me cry. Here is their YouTube feed! One of them has my favorite Republican Maureen Walsh, even! It is here, and it is awesome. <3
( There is more under here, for those of you who enjoy political-type wordiness. )
Also also, slightly late but outside of the cut because it's just that amazing, we have the Mitt-Romney-related Gangnam Style parody the world didn't know it needed until it appeared, yes, it's Romney Style. IT IS GENIUS. It's been posted for weeks but I didn't link it, I'm sorry, I'm so sorry, mea culpa, etc.
I think there's more, but I don't remember any of it right now, my brain is mush. Bleh. Link me if you have anything, please! <3
ETA: I can't believe I didn't see this before now, but I had to ETA the very second that I did, because Joe Biden is the awesomest VP ever in the world, and every single day I love him more and more and more. Biden says transgender discrimination 'civil rights issue of our time' ♥ ♥ ♥
Why is this shit not a national scandal?|
This is disgusting. I've been horrified for a while now by the whole thing in Massachusetts where Scott Brown keeps attacking Elizabeth Warren about how she shouldn't be allowed to say she's of Native American heritage even though she's totally of Native American heritage because she apparently just looks too white in his opinion, but it just keeps getting worse and worse, and the debate where he attacked her about it ("I mean, just look at her." ) was bad enough, but that video of his staffers doing that fucking war whoop and tomahawk chop bullshit nearly made me cry. I cannot fucking believe it, that actual people think this is fucking okay, and the press has just been fucking ignoring this like it's fucking nothing.
At least with this new video, people seem to be paying attention finally, but Scott Brown's been doing this "oh, but look at her, how dare she call herself Native American, she's not red, she's not wearing feathers" bullshit for fucking months, and just the fact that this kind of video is what it takes to get people's attention on this is fucking appalling.
Also, for the record, I continue to hate the Cleveland Indians, the Atlanta Braves, and the Washington "I cannot believe this is the actual fucking name of an actual real-live fucking sports team that people use all the time in fucking public like it's okay" fucking Redskins. Fuck them all.
And I love Rachel Maddow for being the only one who seems to be paying attention to how Scott Brown is a racist bastard, aside from possibly some isolated liberal blogs. I love you, Rachel! <3
Is this Joss Whedon's fault? It feels like something he'd do.|
So I guess the BtVS comic is adding a gay male Slayer. That ThinkProgress article makes this sound like a good thing, but just by reading that article, doesn't it really just sound like yet another BtVS crypto-fail that no one would be so positive about if Joss Whedon didn't have such a undeserved rep for being awesomesauce on social issues, which he is not?
If only girls are supposed to be slayers, then all that making a gay guy into a Slayer does is play into the whole "gay guys = girly" stereotype, which is not a good thing. It is the opposite of a good thing. If they really wanted to be progressive, then they'd have a transgirl as a Slayer, which would be hardcore awesome but seems extremely unlikely, unfortunately.
Of course, after saying all this, I actually clicked through to the interview in Out, and way down deep on the second page they say that he doesn't actually have Slayer powers, he just slays vampires, which is pretty much exactly like every other character who isn't a Slayer, and yet they're marketing this one as a Slayer because... I don't know, because they want to use the "gay guys = girly" stereotype for marketing purposes, but they want to pretend that they didn't actually mean it so that they can have things both ways? Whatever, it's still awfully questionable, and I still don't like it, and nobody else would like it, either, if it weren't BtVS.
Which reminds me, is Willow still 100% lesbian even though she's actually bi? Relatedly, have you heard that Google has stopped disappearing bisexuals from it's autocomplete function? I almost feel like I exist sometimes! Except that I, too, am only seeing the "bisexual quotes" result in the list, which makes me sad. :(
Even typing feels like too much effort. :(|
So hot, so hot, OMG so hot, I can't even move anymore, OMG so hot. ;_;
Please note than my replies to any of your replies might be very late|
Is anyone else getting their JF comment notifications something like a day or two after the comments actually occur?
Note to self: Buy more Muppets DVDs|
Jim Henson Company Ends Relationship with Chick-Fil-A Over Anti-Gay Views
The Jim Henson Company will stop providing toys for the fast food chains kids meals because of Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance.
On Facebook, the company said that CEO Lisa Henson is a strong supporter of marriage equality and decided to end the relationship with the food-maker. The company behind the Muppets will donate the money it received from Chick-fil-A to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
"The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors," the statement reads.
I love them. *loves*
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