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The Here And Now
morgandawn
This is an journal for and by adults dealing with sexual and political as well as personal issues. If you are under the age of 18, please get the appropriate consent before proceeding.

Fan:
I am a multi-media fan, love sci-fi and fantasy and have been involved in reading and writing fan fiction for the past 12 years. I am in my 40s (to give you a rough age and experience range). My fan fiction can be found here. Fiction with adult ratings or adult subject matter will be labeled and cut-tagged. Please read responsibly. My fan vids can be found in streaming format here

Person:
My other interest is a rare genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) that I have been diagnosed with.   I also ask that you take time to read this before posting or commenting about EDS.  Please note that comments on typos, grammar and formatting will be deleted. LJ formatting problems may or may not be able to be fixed - do not feel offended if I am unable to respond to your request. Hopefully after reading about EDS, you will understand why it is difficult to type and participate online.

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re looking for more info about EDS please header over to the volunteer EDS Alert blog here. This is a private journal and EDS is not the main topic of discussion. Please do not give out the link to my private journal (unless you are interested in fannish things, vidding or disussions about slash and sexuality). If you're only interested in EDS, I tag my EDS posts here.

LJ Info:
I really don't have a friending policy. In fact I am somewhat haphazard about it. If you are adding me to your journal reading list and want to be added back, it does help to drop me a note who you are and what are your interests. I have extensive filters and try to keep up with people that way. My blog contains a wide range of topics: personal, political, financial, legal. fannish, and medical. I can be silly and serious. cranky and goofy -often in the same post. I have a very twisted sense of humor - if you think something is funny, more likely than not I am intending it to be funny. And sometimes I am intending it to be so even when you don't think it is funny. My humor requires a great deal of ....humour. And last if you are reading this journal or if you've asked to be added to my friends list to read locked posts - you are agreeing to this. Read it. And then if you want to be added to my friends list, drop me a comment with some info on who you are, what topics you are interested in and that you've read and agreed to the things I need in order for me to feel comfortable inviting you into the more private areas of my 'home.' However, if I do not add you to my reading list, please do not take it personally. I also use tracking notifications in lieu of 'friending' to follow specific posts on other people's journals.

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find.....

Are we there yet? And where are the flying cars?
PS. Nothing posted on my blog or in any of my comments is legal advice. From time to time this journal will provide background on legal issues; it does not provide legal advice. Legal advice is tailored to the facts of your particular situation. If you need legal advice, consult an attorney.

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Update: April 15, 2013: The bulk of the fanzine information has been moved to Fanlore, the fan run wiki. You can access Fanlore's home page here.
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If you're looking for a list of fanzines by fandom, this is what I have so far:

Place of Honor:  Starsky & Hutch. Pepper has compiled the most amazing and complete fanzine listing. Mahvelous. Go here

1. Alphabetical listing
A-Team - list here (last updated in 1997) and here
Beauty & the Beast here and here
Buffy and Angel
Blake's 7  - Judith has an extensive list here
Dr Who - partial lists available here and here and here
Due South -Ray Vecchio Fanzines and  Ray Kowalski Fanzines
Inspector Morse here
The Magnificent 7 here
The Man From U.N.C.L.E - slash fanzines here, gen and slash fanzines here
The Professionals -The Hatstand  and Palely Loitering (with their own LJ here)
Quantum Leap - old list, needs updating
Rat Patrol - Excel spreadsheet here
Real Ghostbusters - here (defunct, last updated 2002). A more current list is here
Robin of Sherwood here
Seaquest here and here
The Sentinel - Loft Library -Slash Zines and Gen Zines
Smallville here
Shadow Chasers here (old archive)
Sherlock Holmes here
Stargate SG1 - old list here
Starsky & Hutch - Pepper's Amazing List With Every Possible Combination Except Pepperoni
Star Trek   - K/S Slash Zines and Star Trek Zinedex (gen/het/slash). An index of stories published in fanzines by title and author can be downloaded from the KirkSpockCentral mailing list (membership required).
Star Wars - Star Wars Collector's Bible (older list archived here)
Supernatural - here
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea here
Xena/Hercules - partial list here

2. Multi-Fandom Lists

Ming's Fanzine Archives (Star Trek, Star Wars & other Fandoms - click on the pdfs for the list)
Fandom Wikis - FanLore and Fan History

3. What To Do With That Aging Fanzine Collection?  If you don't  want to sell your fanzines on eBay or at a convention, the  Fan Culture Preservation Project  will help fans find homes for their fanzine collections - either at the University of Iowa or  via fellow fans.  More here and  here.

What I like about the Fan Culture Project is that the University will pay for shipping and loading of the zines.  I have several friends whose health has declined, don't want to sell their collection, but want to find their fanzines a good home.

Other places to buy/sell your fanzines: the Zinelist Announcements List, its sister discussion mailing list  Zinelist or the SlashSwap mailing list. You can offer your fanzines on LJ at Fandom Swap.     Jim and Melody Rondeau will also agent your fanzines online and at conventions for a small commission. As a last resort head over to eBay but beware you may be charged 2-3x more than you would buying from fannish sources.

For new zines/in print zines only:  The Zine listing communities - one here on Dreamwidth and the mirror here on LJ. Melody Clark has started MediaFen, a fanzine listing blog. The RSS feed for LJ users is here. The direct blog link is here.

If you're trying to track down a fanzine producer whose website has moved or gone away, try using the Wayback Machine.  Ex:  The Zine Zone (last updated in 2003) is archived here.

4. Any other lists? Drop a note. And feel free to link here, as I'll update it.

Looking for Fanzine lists:
Star Trek - gen/het
Buffy/Angel - some zines listed on Fanlore
Highlander - some zines listed on Fanlore
Farscape
Firefly
Supernatural
X-Files - some zines listed on Fanlore

5. Wanna Know How Your Ancestors Produced Their Fan Fiction?
Read "Fandom Before Computers"


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Fiction with adult ratings or adult subject matter will be labeled as adult.  My writing involves adult themes that focus on  controversial subject matters and often contains both violence and/or sex, including character deaths and non-consensual acts.  Please read responsibly.

Most of my fan fiction was written years ago and has been previously published in fanzines. The posting date in this journal or any other site does not represent the actual publication date.

Due South

Long Way Home (Fraser Vecchio, Adult) (slash, novel) - link takes you to eBook format.
Clothes Make The Man (Fraser/Vecchio, Adult) (slash)  You can also read this in eBook format here.
A Better Man (Fraser/Vecchio, Adult) (slash).  You can also read this in eBook format here.

Starsky & Hutch
Snapshots (gen, adult) (1995)

Star Wars

In His Father's Shoes (Luke/Han, Adult) (slash) - link takes you to eBook format

Supernatural
Not Listening - (Sam/Dean, Adult)  (slash, incest)
The Monday Blahs - (Sam/Dean, Adult)  (slash, incest)
Long Distance Call (gen)
All The World's A Stage (gen) (WIP)



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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2R56igG at October 23, 2018 at 09:40AM

Pick a Hill Worth Dying On, America:

This is our hill. Let’s climb it together.

“Whatever hill is worth dying on for you in this life, take it now.

Affirm life, speak truth, defend the vulnerable, call out injustices—and gladly brave the criticisms and the wounds you sustain in doing it, knowing that they are a small price to pay for the nation that could be if you speak—or will be if you do not.

Chances are you won’t actually be called to die for these cause and these people, but when you do leave this planet you will have lived for them. That in itself will be a beautiful legacy.

If you aren’t finding your voice right now, don’t bother worrying about it later.

You won’t have one much longer.

Ascend the hill.”

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2J21N3X on October 14, 2018 at 08:22PM

Pokemon and the Kanto Region https://ift.tt/2Aahwe6

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2IBKOFm on October 02, 2018 at 10:39AM

otw-fanlore:

The Foresmutters Project was an “anarchic” effort to preserve some of the very earliest slash fanworks in digital form. It sparked heated debate among fans over whether it was right or necessary to preserve stories - as well as the merits of print versus digital, the value of feedback, and much more.

Revisit the debates about the earliest days of recorded slash fandom in this week’s Fanlore Featured Article.

From Sandy Hereld on Virgule-L, August 1999, just before the site went up:

“It’s an archive site, dedicated to bringing old forgotten zine stories  into  the light.  I haven’t made it all the way through it yet (to know if…for  example…they have permission or anything), but the first story I found  was  the *classic*, “End of the Hurt-Comfort Syndrome”, so as far as I’m  concerned, these babes can do no wrong.  (ok, I’ve looked a little further, and it seems like it’s pretty new – sounds like they’d love some volunteers to type in old stories as well…)  So, how long before everything in fandom is available on the web – 5  years,  10, never?

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2xUbWeC on October 02, 2018 at 10:35AM

otw-fanlore:

The Foresmutters Project was an “anarchic” effort to preserve some of the very earliest slash fanworks in digital form. It sparked heated debate among fans over whether it was right or necessary to preserve stories - as well as the merits of print versus digital, the value of feedback, and much more.

Revisit the debates about the earliest days of recorded slash fandom in this week’s Fanlore Featured Article.

Tags:fandom history, kirk/spock, slash fandom, foresmutters project, DWCrosspost

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2OmdrLY on September 30, 2018 at 04:21PM

The Life of Paige Tico https://ift.tt/2Nd8kZT

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2NYjG8q on September 19, 2018 at 07:02PM

Her vids are now offline

Am looking for her Ashes To Ashes vid “That Thing You Do:

https://arefadedaway.livejournal.com/244609.html

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2MvRiG6 on September 14, 2018 at 10:00AM

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAagofQWV6pc5p5dITQvmWHEqASQe4v7C

You can see all the vids from Spring Equinox 2018: Folklore Fairytales Legends and Mythology here https://archiveofourown.org/collections/springequinox2018 Tags:vidding, fanvid, fan vids, equinox, equinox spring 2018, DWCrosspost

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2CXpk6E on September 14, 2018 at 09:00AM

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2xepX5I on September 13, 2018 at 07:00PM

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAagofQWV6peRApfz7P-oezfuh9z7gQ4y

You can see all the vids from Fall Equinox 2017: Based on Books https://archiveofourown.org/collections/fallequinox2017 Tags:vidding, fanvids, fan vid, equinox, equinox fall 2017, queued, DWCrosspost

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2p5Os14 on September 13, 2018 at 08:20AM

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAagofQWV6pfSwqvCOWRZJ2EUI4f0Br0D

For a complete list of all the vids go to Equinox 2017: Vids In Space https://archiveofourown.org/collections/springequinox2017 Tags:not a reblog, vidding, equinox, equinox spring 2017, fanvid, DWCrosspost

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 I am looking for copies of the vid shows from

Kiscon 2001
Kisocn 2004
Kiscon 2008
Kiscon 2010
Kiscon 2012
Kiscon 2017

I am also looking for basic info (playlists etc) for the Kiscon vid shows

Kiscon 2001
Kiscon 2004
Kiscon 2008
Kiscon 2017



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 This July someone posted about fandom history on Tumblr and it ended up pulling together some very sweet memories of minotaur 

You can read the original post here

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 Ugh. I am now in week 2 of my cold (still on antibiotics) and am hopefully getting better.

[personal profile] xlorp  is on week 3 and took a turn for the worse. We really  don;t know what we have - but our doctor gave us both antibiotics that will treat either pneumonia  or whooping cough. [personal profile] xlorp  got the first tier... I got the second tie older, ones as I sometimes get a reaction to the newer ones.

anyhow, xlorp's coughing today was so severe that it sent the cat scurrying and brought me running. Imagine a weird tea kettle sound as you gasp for air.  We have a call into the doctor again and hope to get an appt to see her this week. [A Dreamwidth post with comment count unavailable comments | Post or read on Dreamwidth| How to use OpenID]
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Several years ago someone left a stack of CDs on the Vividcon swap table. They contained thousands of fanvids, dating back to the days of small Real Media Player files (.rm). The dates vary and are not super-accurate but I estimate they range from the early 2000s.

Anyhow I've made a list of the files for "Spindle 1" which you can view here.

I see heresluck, shallot, luminosity, and bonibaru and lithium doll and...

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 [personal profile] xlorp  and I came back from Vividcon. xlorp ended up with a cold which I  caught a few days later. She is in week 2 and I am in week 1.  Interestingly, I ended up with a fever  of 102 and she  did not. We both have horrible non-stop coughs that even codeine cough syrups won;t ease. We are now both on antibiotics (I never take them because they cause too many other problems) but in this case, I think they are needed.

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 "Kirk Enslaved" poster" by Gayle F. "

A Pre-Reform number, Spock with long hair, Kirk collared, etc. They are embracing on a bed, not engaged in anything definite, but erectly explicit. Leopard watching in the background. I 2" x 3", black and white, glossy paper. Gayle finally give permission for it to be reprinted in a zine"

Anyone remember the art? The zine?

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WHAT TO BACKUP

  • Large size MP4 (MUST)
  • Project files, source (OPTIONAL, BUT RECOMMENDED)

WHERE TO BACKUP

      ONLINE  (For large size MP4s)

  •  Get a free Dropbox or Box.com account
  •  Install sync software – create a Sync Folder
  •  Before uploading your vid to Vimeo or YouTube,  drag  the MP4 file into  your Sync folder and let it auto-backup


EXTERNAL DRIVES
– have at least two, use weekly automated backup software. Install and relax, but check 2x yearly.
 

Backup Your Own YouTube Channel

Tools: 4K Video Downloader or winxdvd

Backup Your Favorite YouTube Channel or Playlists – see above. Or https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-videos-youtube-playlist/

Some tools also allow you to back up Vimeo Vids: https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl

Consider supporting a Dark Archive – either within the OTW or independently run, where fans can upload vids for preservation.


Additional suggestions and tips welcomed.


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[Unknown LJ tag]  will be doing a limited number of in person audio interviews at VVC for the Oral History project (more here:  https://fanlore.org/wiki/Media_Fandom_Oral_History_Project

If you're interested, please PM her via DW/LJ:  https://franzeska.dreamwidth.org/profile .  You can bring a friend or fly solo.
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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2vmbCnr on August 05, 2018 at 03:05PM

The Alien Experiments of Dr. Jumba Jookiba https://ift.tt/2LV6Qrp

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 Who all is coming to San Jose for World? Even if we are not able to attend, I'd love to try to meet up with people (health permitting).

PS. Single Day Memberships should be available.


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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2OujBXL on July 31, 2018 at 10:28AM

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 I was so excited when I heard  Worldcon (World SciFi Convention) would be here in San Jose. Sadly I cannot go. They do not have enough demands for mobility devices to warrant on site rentals,* so the only way to get one delivered is to have it delivered to the hotel or your home.  We cannot afford a hotel within "walking"** distance (especially  at Worldcon rates) so hotel delivery is out.   However, to transport one of these chairs/scooters  requires a special van lift so home delivery is out.

Which means no ability for local disabled people to attend unless they own their own equipment.

Edited: And frankly at the cost of the ticket ($250 per person) and the lack of programming info (it was only up for a day or two and has not returned  so I have no ideas which days I want to go and which days I must rent a powerchair)  means I've reached a tipping point in cost and complexity.

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*They have on site rentals of manual chairs and scooters but not for powerchairs. And the  "what to do with the chair/scooter at the end of the day if you don't have a hotel room and what to do if you are not there every day" still is unclear. I have emailed questions.

**The hotel actually needs to be very close to the convention center because the electric power chairs and scooters burn huge amounts of energy on city streets. You could find yourself stranded if the battery runs out because the hotel is too far away

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2NMAtIP on July 12, 2018 at 10:48PM

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2u3Smuq on July 08, 2018 at 11:20AM

Planets of the Galaxy https://ift.tt/2KHrJFN

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2yXvjXd at June 27, 2018 at 10:00AM

A Physician in South Texas on an Unnerving Encounter with an Eight-Year-Old Boy in Immigration Detention:

Saturday June 30, join a rally in your city: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/

“‘Well, he won’t be reunited with his parents unless he behaves.’ “

"“The boy had been in custody for over a month. One of his guardians told me that he had been ‘acting out’ and threatening to harm himself, by jumping from his bed. This man told me, ‘I’m his clinician,’ but he was definitely not a doctor. I don’t know if he’s a social worker, a medical assistant, a housekeeper. I have no clue. But he obviously had been granted some sort of authority in regard to assessing children and determining what their needs are. He wouldn’t provide basic background. I couldn’t find out any information because he would say, ‘I’m not at liberty to tell you that’ and ‘You don’t need to know that,’ even though a lot of my questions were relevant to taking care of the child. I was asking things like ‘Where are his parents?’

“I asked the clinician, ‘When is this child going to be reunited with his parents?’ He was evasive. First it was ‘Oh, well, we don’t know.’ And then it was ‘Well, he won’t be reunited with his parents unless he behaves.’ The lack of compassion was scary, and it didn’t seem like there was really a plan.

“This boy seemed devastated—quiet and withdrawn. He barely spoke. I asked if he needed a hug. I kneeled down in front of the recliner, and this kid just threw himself into my arms and didn’t let go. He cried and I cried. And to think he’s been in a facility for a month without a hug, away from his parents, and scared, and not knowing when he’ll see them again or if he’ll see them again. While I held him, I heard the men standing behind me muttering that I was ‘rewarding his bad behavior.’ Thankfully, it was in English, so I don’t think the boy understood what they were saying, but it just revealed their attitudes toward these kids.”

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2yMGdPm at June 26, 2018 at 10:00AM

Behind the Criminal Immigration Law: Eugenics and White Supremacy — ProPublica:

Saturday June 30, join a rally in your city: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/

“The history of the statute that can make it a felony to illegally enter the country involves some dark corners of U.S. history.

“In May 1918, after the U.S. had entered World War I, Congress passed a statute called the Passport Act that gave the president the power to restrict the comings and goings of foreign citizens during wartime. A few months later, however, the war ended — and with it, the restrictions on border crossings.

Federal officials saw potential in the criminal provisions of the Passport Act — a maximum 20-year sentence — as a tool for deterring immigration. So prosecutors ignored the expiration of the law and continued to indict migrants under the Passport Act for unlawful entry into the U.S.

Anti-immigration sentiment continued to climb and the rhetoric of the era has resonance today. One anti-immigration group at the time claimed that immigrants tended to be “vicious and criminal” — the “bootleggers, gangsters, and racketeers of large cities.” The war, Columbia University historian Mae Ngai has written, “raised nationalism and anti-foreign sentiment to a high pitch.”

In response, Congress began clamping down. With the Immigration Act of 1924, it capped the flow at about 165,000 people a year, a small fraction of previous levels The statute’s quotas curtailed migration from southern and eastern Europe severely. Another 1924 law — the Oriental Exclusion Act — banned most immigration from Asia. At the same time, Congress made it easier to deport non-citizens for immigration violations.

In 1925, a federal appeals court put a halt to the practice of indicting migrants under the Passport Act outside wartime. But immigration officials liked what they’d seen, and by 1927, they were working on a replacement.

Two men spearheaded the effort that would lead Congress to criminalize unlawful entry into the United States. They were motivated by eugenics and white supremacy….

..Despite the ACLU’s objections, a Republican-controlled Congress passed Davis and Blease’s bill in 1929. A Republican president, Herbert Hoover, signed it into law.

The law made it a crime to enter the United States unlawfully and, in so doing, “created the criminalization of the border,” Eagly said….

…But the law didn’t reduce migration. By 1933, the Labor Department concluded that its rosy outlook had been wrong. The 1929 law “does not seem to have the deterrent effect expected,” noted a Labor Department report published that year….

…Congress decided to reduce the penalties for unlawful entry — to a maximum of six months in prison. (It also added a felony provision for any additional illegal entry convictions.)

The change wasn’t driven by compassion or a shift away from criminalizing unlawful immigration. Rather, it anticipated the creation of federal magistrate courts that would handle the cases, according to Eagly, the UCLA law professor. A defendant facing a misdemeanor charge punishable by six months or less generally doesn’t have a right to a grand jury indictment or a jury trial. Once Congress established federal magistrate courts, prosecutors could bring criminal charges against far larger numbers of defendants….

…Convictions for immigration crimes now account for more than half of all federal criminal convictions.”

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2KhOPBT at June 25, 2018 at 08:00AM

Family Separation Is the Essence of Trumpism:

Rally next Saturday June 30: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/

“It is not an accident that these three defenses—1. the policy does not exist, 2. the children are better off under the policy, and 3. the policy is required by law—are contradictory. The heart of Trumpism is both cruelty and denial. The administration and its supporters valorize cruelty against outsiders even while denying that such cruelty is taking place.

The policy of shattering families and the cacophony of conservative voices defending it are the fruits of a campaign of dehumanization that began when Drumpf announced his candidacy for president, declaring that Mexico was sending rapists and drug dealers to migrate illegally to the United States. Drumpf’s advocates have said that his generalizations about religious and ethnic minorities apply only to some members of those communities—but as president, Drumpf has used fears of terrorism and criminality among the few to justify persecuting the many. Only some Muslims may be terrorists, but that “some” justifies barring as many as possible from the country. Only some immigrants are MS-13 “animals,” but that “some” justifies caging all unauthorized immigrants.

Dehumanizing “some” dehumanizes the whole. This has been Drumpf’s strategy from the beginning. It has been an essential element of the most shameful episodes in American history, a list to which the Drumpf administration’s policy of detaining children to frighten their parents must now be added.”

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2K6MhHK on June 24, 2018 at 07:41PM

Quidditch Through The Ages https://ift.tt/2Kk9hiy

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2MTn5SL at June 24, 2018 at 08:00AM

What’s Going on at the Border Is Numbing, but Going Numb Is a Luxury We Can’t Afford:

Action: next Saturday June 30, join a rally in your City: 

https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/

“We are all going numb. As Donald Drumpf makes war with Canada and peace with dictators and human rights abusers, the narrative is that everyone’s lost all feeling. Polls show the public believes that Drumpf paid off a porn star, and they don’t care. They believe that he lies habitually, and they also don’t care. A Pew poll released last week showed that nearly 7 in 10 Americans “feel worn out by the amount of news there is these days,” which is how we end up with real journalists like Chuck Todd pushing a humorous pharmaceutical solution to the problem of constant breaking news destroying our minds.

On Monday alone, we learned that the Drumpf administration is planning to denaturalize U.S. citizens who—it claims—fraudulently obtained citizenship. Also on Monday, America witnessed a change in immigration policy that will deny asylum to women fleeing domestic abuse, on the grounds that it’s a “private” harm. We witnessed a ramping up and coordinated defense of a Drumpf administration policy of separating families seeking asylum. That policy is resulting in children being warehoused in cages and ripped away from their parents, as their mothers are told they are bathing. Their. Mothers. Are. Told. They. Are. Bathing. A Honduran father seeking asylum hanged himself in a Texas jail after his wife and 3-year-old were separated from him at the border.

Jeff Sessions tells a horrified Hugh Hewitt that this forced separation policy is purely instrumental because we must “send a message” to future asylum-seekers that “if people don’t want to be separated from their children, they should not bring them with them. We’ve got to get this message out.” As Jessica Winter observes, this is the “I only beat her because she made me do it” logic that domestic abusers use to blame their victims.

A year ago we would have been out on the streets, were the government stealing the children of asylum-seekers and refugees.

No one should be surprised that a White House that downplayed and even defended Rob Porter’s abuse of women would trivialize the abuse of women victimized abroad. Women are not real to this administration. They are instead being returned to the stereotypes of supplicants and enablers. Female lawyers are being erased from the federal judiciaryand U.S. attorneys’ offices. An awful lot of women in America have felt erased since we heard Drumpf brag about sexual assault and then saw him elected president anyhow. None of us should have expected brutality toward women to be treated as a serious matter by the Drumpf White House.

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2Kf3XNb at June 23, 2018 at 03:00PM

“My mommy says she’ll come pick me up as quickly as possible”:

Action next Saturday June 30, 2018. There will be thousands of smaller rallies all across the US:  Families Belong Together rally

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Their breaths drag between each sob like they can’t get enough air. They manage just two words, over and over: “Papá” and “Mami.”

ProPublica obtained audio of children who were just separated from their parents, some as young as 4, none older than 10. They sob for almost eight minutes. In between the moans of the child next to her, Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid, 6, tries to get an official’s attention, whimpering:

At least can I go with my aunt? I want her to come. I want my aunt to come so she can take me to my house. I have her number. Are you going to call my aunt so that when I’m done eating, she can pick me up? I have her number memorized. 34 72 … My mommy says that I’ll go with my aunt and that she’ll come to pick me up there as quickly as possible.

Since October 1, 2017, at least 2,700 children have been taken from their parents. The vast majority were separated after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a zero tolerance policy to criminally prosecute every adult who enters the country without documentation.

Sending parents to federal prison or to detention centers means separating them from their children — including parents who have proven parentage and are seeking asylum — and this past week, the country saw where those children were being sent.

Photographs of hundreds of children in cages with foil sheets for blankets sparked such a public outcry that on Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order replacing his administration’s policy with a new one.

Now, instead of detaining children in separate facilities away from their parents, the administration plans to hold families in detention together — indefinitely.

That is not required by a single statue or court ruling. Nor does the Trump administration appear to have a plan for how to reunite parents and children who have already been separated from each other — or an answer to critics who point out that the Flores settlement agreement prohibits holding migrant children in custody for more than 20 days.

All Trump’s order does is replace a policy to detain immigrant children in separate centers from their parents with a policy to detain them together.

It will still unacceptably criminalize – and traumatize – children in prison-like facilities.

And it will dangerously prolong their incarceration.

“Perhaps the plan all along was to do a thing so egregious that, when you stop doing it, you still get to do what you wanted to do all along,” tweeted activist Brittany PacknettWednesday. “Detain entire families. Indefinitely. In camps. And call it humane.”

We’re glad Trump backed down from his morally repugnant, indefensible policy of separating children from their families and imprisoning them in cages.

But his new executive order comes from the same anti-immigrant wellspring that led him to demonize immigrants as “criminals” or “animals” who “infest” our country. And it taps into a history that includes the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII, splitting up enslaved families at auction, and Native American settlement schools that took children away from their parents.

Immigration law is not what’s changed since the Obama and Bush administrations. What has changed — drastically — is who is interpreting it.

We’re fighting back. When administration officials tried early this week to deny family separation was happening, we knew they were lying: our Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative is representing detained immigrants right now who include parents who’ve been separated from their children at ports of entry.

On June 30, we’re national partners in the Families Belong Together rally, when people around the country will come together in recognition of the fact that incarcerating entire families is not the solution to family separation.

The Trump administration has chosen to promote an extreme anti-immigrant agenda that is inhumane, morally reprehensible and completely unnecessary. This executive order is not a fix.

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2teSmqc at June 18, 2018 at 07:50AM

What’s Really Happening When Asylum-Seeking Families Are Separated?:

If you have time to read only one story today, make it this one.

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2sKqOt8 on June 10, 2018 at 07:46PM

Imperial Defectors https://ift.tt/2l2G6Wf

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2IS740M on May 27, 2018 at 08:50AM

In the 1990s a brave group of Star Wars fans decided to ignore Lucasfilm’s ban on same sex fan fiction, and began publishing Han/Luke fiction. Some of the most beautiful writing and art came from the publisher of the Elusive Lover fanzine series. The zines were hard to get (published in Europe). Some of the fic ended up in the Elusive Lover fanfic archive online, but that website too went offline.

The publisher is now working with Open Doors to import the online fic to AO3. And today, her package of the original fanzine print masters arrived. We will be scanning them and the scans - and the originals - will be donated to the two main fanzine special collections in the US: University of Iowa (originals) and Texas A&M University (scans)

(links go to Fanlore, the fan run wiki about media fandom history)

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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2IJpalC on May 25, 2018 at 11:06AM

If you’re an @OTW_News volunteer (including any @ao3org & @fanlore_news committees) check your email today for some “Continue to Serve” paperwork that relates to the Org’s GDPR update. Thanks in advance!

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 To SF Bay Area Fans:

Lynn, a long-time slash fan and a frequent attendee at our local slash-bashes. Her mother is being released from the hospital after being diagnosed with cancer and is coming home. Lynn needs help clearing out a room downstairs for her mother. Lynn's health is frail and we thought it would be nice for the Bay Area Slash community to pitch in and help her. She lives in Richmond.

We have one team on Sunday led by Jane Mailander: Sunday 11-3pm,

And the other led by Larissa: Monday 12-4pm.

There will also be a potlatch for fingerfoods and drinks

They'd love for you to join them. PM me for details
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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2GyU8Hm on May 20, 2018 at 09:06PM

Thomas O'Malley, O'Malley the Alley Cat https://ift.tt/2rZd79x

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 A quick real life update. We're having to replace all the water pipes and fixtures in our home in the next few weeks . In addition our HVAC system of 20 years suddenly crashed and we're scrambling to find someone to install new heating and air conditioning. System. right now the earliest we can find someone to come out is six weeks. . Did I mention the car reached its hundred thousand mile checkup and needed major repairs?
 
My long-winded way of saying I don't think I'll be focusing on much else for the next  6 weeks.
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 The  co-founder and moderator of the of the first Han/Luke slash archive Elusive Lover is contacting Open Doors in the hopes they will migrate her now dead archive to AO3.  The site went down in 2009 when the tech person maintaining it drifted away, but Cara is still around and most of the stories are archived on the Internet Archive. It is small  so if a manual migration is necessary, it should be easy.   In any event, the ownership of the original domain name is now back in fandom hands (pointing to the WayBack Machine for now) so you can peruse it here: http://elusivelover.com/ [A Dreamwidth post with comment count unavailable comments | Post or read on Dreamwidth| How to use OpenID]

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We still need

Be Gentle With Us #1, 3, 5-9, 11 onwards (we only have #2, 4, 10)
 
Short Circuit #6-10, 12, 14, 16-17
 
Cold Fish Stale Chips #15-16, 18-23
 
 
 
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 Does anyone have a copy of The Hatstand Express #21 to sell or loan?

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They are Records and Information
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1. HINT Art appeared uncredited in The Hatstand Express #4


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3. FOUND - Suzan Lovett. Title is "Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright".

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4. HINT: Marking lower right "L" and either an "H" or "B" - we think it may be "LH" for Lynn Henricks

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1. FOUND - cover of Impact by " 'Miso-no-Tsuki/C. Casey"
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5. FOUND Kate Nuernberg
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1. FOUND! CAREN PARNES cover used for Teo Torriatte.


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2. FOUND - Jean C from "Cat Tales"


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4 FOUND - STEPHANIE HAWKS.


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2. FOUND - Ruth Kurz

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3. FOUND:  Discovered on a Rooftop Sheilah Willis!  Artist signature on the left looks like "W" or "N" "alis" 1985


4.  HINT Marking in lower right "WAP B" inside triangle (see comments below)

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