Here's a talk I gave yesterday at The City Club of Cleveland outlining the Case for Reparations. I lost track of time, so I didn't get to talk as much about housing as I wanted. But the most of the basics of the case are there. I want to thank the City Club for having me out, and hosting my very first talk on reparations. There will be a lot more of these over the next year. Hope you enjoy.
A great constructed reality vid, based on the comic Blindspot. The clips from the many outside sources mesh seamlessly with the canon material.
Plot: Clint Barton suffers an injury to the head, and starts going blind. He hides it and tries to continue his life but when he is sent on a mission, he finds his older brother, Barney Barton, who is now on S.H.I.E.L.D.s hit list. He now has to choose between his family and S.H.I.E.L.D. all whilst losing his sight.
I want to say to the second commenter, not everything you don't understand is wrong. Despite having read that sentence several times and wondered the same thing before settling on understanding.
It's nice to read a story that assumes knowledge I grew up with, rather than knowledge I learned by observation. So many stories assume Christian canon. And also it's about friendship and connection across gaps and nations.
At last it's only a few more hours for us; I'm rushing around trying to make the place a little neater, and dashing off for jammie dodgers and such (hush; I know they were Eleventy's, and I have no idea whether the Twelfth Doctor will like them at all, but still ... traditions!)
( Two more S07 episodes rewatched )
All of this means that if I can get one or two more episodes in before we have the premier of S08, I'll be lucky. But that's OK; I can watch the others later. I'll focus on meeting a new Doctor at this point. Yes. I'm rather excited.
This is driving me crazy. I can't find it anywhere. I seem to remember a story with the following:
John and Rodney are in a room in Atlantis checking it out. They are not a couple, I'm really thinking this is a Gen story. Rodney hits something and it causes John to be impregnated with their child. He goes through all 3 trimesters and delivers a baby. I can't remember if it's a boy or a girl but they both decide to raise the child as their own. I don't read mpreg often if at all, but this one was rec'ed to me a few years ago by a friend and I found it to be actually really good. Now I can't remember where I read it. :/ Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. :)
My colleague noted the other day that it is in many ways a boy's story. He would like to find a book that fills a similar niche for young women. Ah! I said, this is what the internet is for.
What recommendations do you have for YA stories that give urban teen girls a roadmap for growing up and making sense of the world around them?
(While I'm here, I'll also take recommendations for non-depressing, non-erotica LGBT stories for young women of color; we couldn't find any when we went looking last year.)
... to larielromeniel, who is not around much these days, but whose DW fic was funny, heartfelt, and high quality - her work welcomed me into the online fannish fanfic community, and it is something for which I shall always be grateful. I also salute her for her love of libraries, and for her wry wit. Wherever you are, have an excellent day!
Outside the cut, I have to say, it would have been a million times better if nick.com wasn't acting like it was 1998 and buffering every five seconds (clearly I wasn't annoyed enough to buy the episodes but I may just buy this season, which I didn't bother with for the first two), but I enjoyed that a lot.
( spoilers )
There's more, but I have to start getting ready to leave. I'm going to a Cyclones game this evening, and meeting up with tenaciousmetoo and innie_darling at Totonno's beforehand, and it takes me two hours to get there from here. Sigh.
But if you gave up on this show for any number of reasons, now that s3 is done, I highly suggest watching it. (You don't really need to catch up first, but there was some good stuff in s1 and s2, despite them not being great.)
[some of this was posted last night to tumblr.]
Look, you want to dump water on yourself? Fine. Want to dump it on a friend or a frenemy? Also fine. Want to dump it on me? Fine, but get ready to run fast and far because you will not enjoy what happens when I catch you, and you probably won't survive it for long.
Want to guilt someone, especially me, into giving money? Not just no, but hell no. Look: I was raised in a tradition where we don't talk about our charitable giving. Whether I do or don't donate money or time to one or more charitable causes is, quite frankly, none of anyone else's business. The whole "Watch me publicly give money to this cause" concept makes me queasy, as if it's the giver wanting everyone to know how wonderful s/he is for giving their money to the cause.
I allow for spokespeople, of course. An individual can bring attention, and a celebrity mass attention, to a cause that a prospective donor (including me) might not be aware of. "Please help us..." appeals, while often annoying or frustrating, have their place. But saying or implying "I'm wonderful and just donated $$$ to that cause, applaud me"? Pfft. HAND, FOADIAF.
So: Want to raise awareness for your charity-du-jour? Go for it. Threaten me into donating to it "or else"? No, not even if I had the money and inclination.
Fandom: Game of Thrones
Main Characters: Sansa Stark (POV), Daenerys Targaryen, Shae, Asha Greyjoy
Spoilers: None really
Warnings: None really
Disclaimer: Don't own these characters, or anything else about the setting
Trigger warning: Mention of past violence and near sexual assault. Non-explicit.