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Alas, past the Kevyn/Elf thing, "Schlock Mercenary" just... lost its sparkle for me.

That could also be a side effect of trying to read the whole eleven-year archive in eleven DAYS. Still. It's a mismatch. (We must be yentas somewhere in our background, my family.) Would've been more fun to keep the Tagon/Elf will-they-won't-they thing going instead of giving the author avatar the strip's newly-recreated gorgeous blonde chick. TVTropes points out that, indeed, suddenly Elf has these hidden sensitivities and talents and WTF? What was so bad about the old Elf?

It was also kind of sprung on the reader (as in "Holy shit, in THIS strip they've been lovers for HOW long?") and I never understood the motivation, not even when I read the backstory that followed. If there's one thing I hate, it's an implausible romance. Y'all know that about me by now.

So. Until I figure out how not to be bothered by the sudden bad writing, I'm once again stuck for crack. Le sigh.

Happy birthday!

I hear ladybretagne has a birthday today! Happiest of birthdays to you, m'dear, and may it bring you a whole year of happiness.

MIFU.

It's the most wretchiful time of the year! wrisomifu signups are open! (Guess what that stands for?)

Go! Sign up! It's the least most fun you can legally have! also there are thumbscrews

Rare memeage!

In honor of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my 'door.' Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and...well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, one sentence fics, graphics, a few words why I'm glad to have you on my flist, etc. etc.). The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!

This one sounds like such fun. ♥ Borrowed from the delightful kshandra!

Mississippi Personhood Amendment

Originally posted by gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.


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