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This is my first time participating in Yuletide, and I'm very, very excited about it.

WARNING: Letter language is not particularly SFW.
Dear, beautiful Yuletide author,Collapse )
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Today is National Coming-Out Day. I've never done a lot of Big, Formal coming out. Or risky coming-out. Only when I felt safe; only to people I trusted; only when it was convenient for me. This is not a particularly threatening space...but still. In honor of National Coming-Out Day, and in the spirit of this post here, I'd like to come out as:
  • pansexual
  • femme (Okay! I admit it! Happy now, asimaiyat ? :-D)
  • non-monogamous
  • kinky
  • a bottom (mostly)
  • a cissexual woman
  • of Scotch-Irish descent
  • Pagany (and a bit Christiany)
  • Easily flustered
  • a lit geek
  • a twenty-something
  • a reader of fanfic
  • a mild Trekkie
  • a Narnian
  • an RPG-er
There's more, I'm sure. But that's what I've got now. Happy Coming-Out Day to all!

Also, f-list, what would you like to come out as? Tell me in the comments or on your journal.

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Gakked from kadollan , who tagged me on FB, but I don't write over there.
Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.  To do this, go to your own journal, paste rules in a new post, and cast your 15 picks. I will not be offended if you don't play.
  1. Chronicles of Narnia (Last Battle and Magician's Nephew, specifically.) - C.S. Lewis
  2. Peter Pan - J. M. Barrie
  3. Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein
  4. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  5. The Sandman Series - Neil Gaiman
  6. Godbody - Theodore Sturgeon
  7. Jane Eyre  - Charlotte Bronte
  8. Till We Have Faces - C. S. Lewis
  9. The Once and Future King - T. H. White
  10. Wise Child - Monica Furlong
  11. The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
  12. Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones
  13. Lais - Marie de France
  14. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name - Audre Lorde
  15. The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice
Largely, this is a re-read list. I'm kinda sad that there are so many Dead White Folks on  it, but they're what nourish me. This is not all I read. But it's what I read, and re-read, and use as symbol/metaphor structure.
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Gakked from cybermathwitch . I don't actually have enough familiarity with The Larger Scope of Fandom to know what's really Unpopular...so these are the things I think might be unpopular and/or I'm vaguely embarrassed about.
  • I have not read the Harry Potter books or seen all the movies. I'm ok with that. 
  • I couldn't get through the Hyperion series.
  • Joss writes compelling female characters, but is not a feminist man-god.
  • I think Lestat should fuck the sparkle right out of that nice Mormon vampire. On video.
  • I'm a huge fan of nu!Chekov/anyone. ANYONE (but especially Bones and Sulu).
  • I love crossover fic probably more than is healthy (as long as I speak both fandoms).
  • I'm not really interested in SG-1 or Atlantis, nor do I have any desire to see B5. I am, however, looking forward to watching Farscape.
  • I found the first two episodes of Dr. Who (w/ Christopher Eccleston) to be decidedly meh. Moreover, Rose is annoying and needs to be a brunette - or at least keep up with her roots (Oh my. How shallow am I!).
  • I don't think Delight should have had to Change in order for Delerium to come into being.
  • I can't watch Merlin without MST3King it. With that, however, it's a good time.
  • The Magician's Nephew is NOT the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia. Publication order, folks.
  • I am content to have only seen the Spike-heavy episodes of Buffy. And to have only read the Lestat-heavy volumes of the Vampire Chronicles.
  • Starbuck and Mal Reynolds = OTxP
  • Laurel K. Hamilton writes tasty, tasty fae-porn, but I only read the porn-y sections.
  • Red Dwarf annoyed the hel out of me.
So...what are your unpopular fannish opinions?
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Are any of you amazing people going to be at Dragon*Con? I have been talked into going this year, and as much as I know it's a sign of insanity to attempt to meet up with people at a con the size of a city, if you're going, I'd like to try to see you.

Ideas for relatively painless meetups:
Dance at the Emerald Rose concert.
Sing about what God Thinks at the Voltaire concert.
Hallow Sancta Sophia at the Cruxshadows concert.

Places we will not be meeting up:
In line for autographs. Because I'm not putting up with that shit.

I miss all you Middle TN folks so, so much!

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Long thoughtsCollapse )

In other news, tomorrow afternoon is getting devoted to bead shopping and scavenging around Camelot Treasures, because everything they have is 30% off - Yay! Because they're going out of business. Boo.

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So, this is going to be a mini-series of Joy's Musings on Feminism taken from my Theory Responses for my 3rd World Feminism class. I am recording here for posterity.

Theory Response the FirstCollapse )

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