Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] closetospring at SIGNAL BOOSTING EVERYWHERE
so, the new york times covered a story in which an 11-year-old girl was gang raped (POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING for the link). an awful story, made even more awful by the fact that they repeated claims that she brought it on herself by the way she was dressed. repeated them. as fact. no critical commentary.

ummm yeah no.

I'm gonna be writing a letter to the new york times. here's their contact information:
http://www.nytimes.com/membercenter/emailus.html to use a form to email them

letters@nytimes.com if you want it to be published as a letter to the editor — include your name, address, and telephone number.

if you want to contact the author of the article directly, click on the article and then click on the author’s name.

If you're on tumblr and want to reblog, I posted this here.

There's also a Change.org petition.

So I try not to make a habit of reposting things. But this - disgusts me. Honestly, truly, disgusts me.

I just...can't. I would be inclined to describe in vicious detail the things I'd like to do to the perpretrators of this sort of thing, but - I sincerely got nothing. Just...fuck.




So I just now started reading about this kerfuffle and it has caught my interest in a curiously annoying way, though only slightly. I don't have much to say that isn't in one of those two well written posts, except that the whole thing is a little sketchy and the fact that it is for a book deal means - well. I don't know, I wouldn't want someone reading into my pron preferences as a basis for my desires in real life. The smut I have written is largely for (i) a pairing in which one of the people is underage or (ii) sadomasochistic and semi-nonconsensual. I would really rather not have that represent me, kthanks.

I think people who try to analyze fanfiction think a little too much about it. It always seems a little silly to me, all the people going on about the phenomenon of fanfiction as if it's the next...I don't know. Even. I don't have the words.

It's a hobby, if kind of a weird one, and I think people who have never tried it just don't get the appeal for the people who do. My thoughts, anyway. I'm aware of how subjective those are. And often irrelevant ahaha.

I will let people more eloquent than I express my problems with this shit.

Apparently I'm in a cranky mood today. Bitchbitchwhinewhine.

ETA: Also! This guy. *headdesk headdesk headdesk*

Son of Edit: A post summing up the fail going on here, and some more conversation at unfunnybusiness.
minviendha: (pimp cane are not impressed)
( Nov. 7th, 2008 08:39 pm)
Whyyy oh why can I not focus at all at all? This is majorly annoying me.

So I made Growing Up Cullen icons.


minviendha: (over the edge)
( Sep. 25th, 2008 04:10 pm)
I am so bewildered at myself right now. Been in such weird mood(s) lately. Like on the one hand ridiculously cheerful and the other relentlessly emo and then full of energy and then sick of everything and just - god. I don't even know. And I'm kind of fed up with myself. I'm just so stupid sometimes. :\ I dunno. Whatever.

Weird things making me happy, weird things making me sad. I understand next to none of it. And none of it matters, so...

I'm worried about people. A lot. *sigh*

I just wish I could trade lives with people sometimes. They deserve better.

I'm just feeling limp and exhausted and wrung out already. It's not even October. This is supposed to be my February blues. Failing at school, failing at family, generally failing at life - but now I'm going all emo again. So I think I should just back away from my LJ slowly and...stop babbling. May not be here for a couple days unless something interesting actually happens.


minviendha: (puzzled)
( Feb. 21st, 2008 05:45 pm)
I don't even know why I'm so unhappy. I think I'm just slowly losing my mind. Not that that wasn't already happening...

This icon kind of describes my life right now. Dammit, my spoon is too big.

I need - something. I don't even know what.

Spent today down at the Waterfront with friends asking random people if they were reptilian humanoids and yelling "I'm not leaving my wife! I'm only in it for the sex!" at the top of my lungs. Maturity, watch me have it. I don't even have an excuse for myself.

Everyone should check out this guy. I don't know what he is on, but it must be really trippy.

A sample entry on the forum? Under a title "who's seen a reptillian then?"

In 1993, while sitting in the back seat of a car at a gas station in Charlotte, NC (USA), a car drove out of the parking lot and the driver made eye contact with me as he turned to pull onto the street. I noticed a figure in the seat behind him, and it was like nothing I'd ever seen before. It appeared to be human-sized or maybe a bit smaller, with a very reptilian/insectoid structure, reminding me a bit of the creature from the popular movie "Alien". I was sort of mesmerized by the thing; it appeared to be made of a sort of irridescent material, like mercury, with swirling patterns on it's skin, similar to soap bubbles in the sunlight. Most importantly, it didn't appear to be entirely solid. It was translucent. As I was staring at this thing, it turned its head and stared at me as if it took great delight in the fact that I had seen it. At that moment I noticed two protrusions from the creature's front side, which appeared to be tubes about the size of a vacuum cleaner hose, passing into the back side of the driver's seat in the car. I had the impression that it was somehow attached to the driver's spine, like a parasite of some type. I've only mentioned this to a few people, and I am not aware of anyone that has seen such a thing before. The worst of that experience was my feeling of helplessness, and my concern for the life of the driver of that car.

minviendha: (*facepalm*)
( Jan. 4th, 2008 10:00 pm)
Is the following conversation considered normal.

Now you understand why I spend so much time on DFchat... I fit right in. :D
minviendha: (o rl'yeh)
( Jan. 4th, 2008 08:22 pm)
Just received this review on the Perrin/Mat story I wrote a couple weeks back...

"It was a good story, I do compliment you on that. I think this is ridiculous and I know it's hard to come up with story lines but come on! Mat and Perrin... (choking sound) If you have read the Wheel Of Time Series by Robert Jordan, you obviously know that Mat is in love with Tuon and Perrin is married to Faile. I just think this is a really bad couple. Sorry for the Critisim but it's my opinion."

Hon, I think you missed a stop sign somewhere back there...

Am I the only one who finds this worthy of a bit of wtfery?

Still not as ridiculous as those people who took my Balto fanfiction seriously...especially after I explained twice that it wasn't meant to be. *blink*

Ah well. Back to writing Black Jewels Trilogy darkfic. :D Funtimes.
minviendha: (this is sparta)
( Dec. 20th, 2007 06:42 pm)

Well, and this one.

I need icons. Especially of the "o Rl'yeh?" one.

But for now...

SO ANYWAY. Thoroughly made of win, y/y?
I are such a [community profile] metaquotes/[community profile] fanficrants whoor.

First from [community profile] metaquotes:

All the Danes down in Denmark liked Herot a lot.
But Grendel, who lived just north of Denmark, did not!
Grendel HATED Herot! The whole Herot season!
Don't ask me why, no one quite knows the reason.
It could be his head arm wasn't screwed on just right.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
But I think the most likely reason of all . . .
Was that Grendel had a heart that was three sizes too small.

And probably no need to warn for NSFW content here...

And as a final joy:

"I think you mean posthumous.

Not posthummus."

*so. much. facepalm*

I kind of don't want to find this author and read all of their stuff.
minviendha: (quite rly)
( Dec. 11th, 2007 06:46 pm)
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Saturday I helped [profile] youkokoenma  across the street (6 points). Last Wednesday I gave change to a homeless guy (19 points). Last Friday [profile] harry_lvr  and I donated clothes to the needy (11 points). In August I signed my organ donor card (28 points). Last Thursday I set [profile] meemsers 's puppy on fire (-66 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-2 points). For Christmas I deserve a spanking!


Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:


And that Secret Santa thing: Here

Ahahaha. I think I should be doing something productive...have that strange feeling that I don't really want to. Huh. How unusual.

Maybe I'll just go play some more tetris.
minviendha: (Default)
( Dec. 8th, 2007 02:07 pm)
"A Character moaned as Character B "made love to his mouth with his oral appendage" is not a good way to describe a French kiss. You make me imagine some weird tentacle sprouting outwards."

Oh, [community profile] fanficrants.

You make me laugh so much.
minviendha: (mat read)
( Dec. 4th, 2007 09:07 pm)
Ranting ahoy.

As per usual, it is fandom related, and I'll pull a [community profile] fanficrants and write it in letter format.

Dear Black Jewels Trilogy fandom,

I should be working on Christmas fanfiction...but you know, I just can't concentrate. I got one done and one started...that's good enough for now, right? I'll get the rest done this weekend, probably.
I don't think I've ever seen this much rain. Seriously. It's a new record, apparently...I'm not surprised. Everything is flooded. People were swimming in the lower parking lot of the high school today.

But seriously, what good is this kind of weather if school isn't going to get canceled? It's pouring outside and half the island is drowning. Hardly anyone came today anyway. Geez, why not just do the sensible thing and cancel? Please? I would really really really like that.

The bay is brown from all the silt that's been washed into it. There is a river running down across my road that looks like it's going to overflow any minute now. I'm not worried about my house...just everything else.

Sometimes there are advantages to living on top of a hill.

...though if Baker Hill falls down on us, we're doomed. Serious, completely doomed.

Oh God, it's started again. It stopped for a while...

What's more, we're supposed to get crazy winds this evening, like... 30 mph right now. The coast got hurricane strength winds today...glad I'm not there.

It looks like it's just going to taper off, though, so little hope for a day off school tomorrow. Pooh.
minviendha: (wtf panda)
( Nov. 2nd, 2007 08:22 pm)
 First, found this on my flist: What a gem.

Worth taking a look at the context, here.


Worth checking out over at Fandom Wank.

Admittedly, [personal profile] flemco had some valid points, but a combination of baby pictures, condescension, holier-than-thou attitude and sky high arrogance officially invalidated everything they said. Hahahaha. I love it when people are more foot in mouth than I am. However, arguments prove that after time, all things disintegrate into OP saying "GET FUCKED."

Gotta love that creativity there, eh?

ANYWAY. Back to story. Word count update in a bit, with an excerpt, I promise. I don't care if nobody reads them, YOU ARE GETTING A FRIGGIN EXCERPT.

*pants* Sorry. I think NaNo has blown my brain. Or maybe just [profile] desperatefans. Oh god, I have five crazy puppets in my head now. Remind me again why I'm looking for another? Oh yeah, because I'm stupid. *sighs* Oh well. *troops off*
minviendha: (lucivar)
( Oct. 2nd, 2007 05:51 pm)
First, a new Black Jewels Cover.

Because I felt like it, okay?

And the completely pointless gratuitous page made of icons from all DF characters (one per row).

Because I'm OCD, okay?

*giggle* So pretty.

There is a point to this post. I swear. Really.
minviendha: (Default)
( Aug. 30th, 2007 12:45 am)
Really. I am. But I wrote a Harry/Hermione smutfic, with good grammar etc. purely to make fun of how seriously smutfic can take itself. Read it and weep.

Co-written by Ali Economy, from whom the bad synonyms come. XD

Feel free to WTF, by the way. This was written at 12:47. I have no responsibility for the affects of lack of sleep.

minviendha: (iCon)
( Aug. 27th, 2007 12:12 pm)
So, another set of icons. Very pretentious. Very pretty. Love them. Comment on them? Please?

I'm such a whore, sometimes. Ah well. I love you all!

Real update maybe coming soon. Maybe.
Okay, maybe not. Icon uploader is being bitchy. I'll try again in a bit.
I so bored. I so bored I could do any number of reprehensible things. It probably has something to do with the fact that it is not a happy time right now. This not meaning that I am not currently happy. Just that the time isn't happy. Or something like that. Wow, I am making no sense. Screw sense. It's been a while since I had a good long ramble.

Anyway...I need stuff, or something. I'm horribly bored with everything in life. It pisses me right off. All I can say is, good thing I'm going to Soundview. Sheesh.

I wanna LARP with Mimi. It'll be so hardcore and awesomepants. No one will be able to match our hardcore and geekiness. Ever. It's just impossible. We're geeky enough on our own...but together...DOOM HAS COME UPON YOU AND YOUR ATTEMPTS TO BE GEEKIER. Okay, I'm weriously not making sense. Hahahahaha weriously. I swear I'm not high, though, this is just a stream of consciousness post. This is actually what I'm thinking, in this order. I have a bizarre mind, don't I? I don't know how I get from one thing to another. I just get there.

Anyway, so in [profile] desperatefans news, because since I don't have a life that's all I have to tell...Firekeeper gots dead, and not much else has happened. I ship Melisande/Hedda now, though. Tragically. And Melisande/Lanfear, but that's beside the point. I swear, it is. And there definitely isn't a half finished fic in my compy about them, why do you ask?

So here I am, on a trip through my own mind...feels kind of like floating through muck. An odd sensation. You're floating, but you don't move very much. And you get the feeling that if you put your paddle in there, you'll just get more stuck. I'll stop with the weird analogies now, though. I'm sure you're a little bit weirded out by them. They're just the slightest bit peculiar, you know. Unless you have equally peculiar thoughts? It's not even that late, barely even eleven. Eesh. I'm such a wimp. I don't think I'll ever pull an all nighter. I'll be doomed to fall asleep. Srrsly.

Who came up with that, anyway? Srrsly. It's not even just taking the vowels out of words. It's just weird. Really weird. I don't understand it.

Meanwhile, I'm going to...go place. Do something. Sleep, maybe, but that would be too easy. Far too easy. And that's just what they expect me to do. BWAHAHAHAHAHA. Spoilery goodness ahead, but I don't want to put it behind a cut.


And a snapshot from conversation:

minviendha: actually, a surprising amount of people ship it and everyone was like hahahaha, not canon. only then it was HAHAHAHAHA CANON IN YOUR FACE PEOPLE.
RodentoftheOpera: I KNOW!
RodentoftheOpera: Godfather from Elitist totally shipped them
RodentoftheOpera: And was always talking about it XD
RodentoftheOpera: And I was like, "... right."
RodentoftheOpera: And now
RodentoftheOpera: I am eating crow
RodentoftheOpera: I like it cooked
minviendha: eeehee. i prefer mine well done, or burnt to a crisp.


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