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Just wanted to put that out there, for my US friends. I feel for you, I'm along on this ride with you, even if I'm not in your country. I will do what I can to support you and I will keep posting here so this community stays strong, so you have a place to retreat to, to spread information through, and to feel as safe as you can.

I can't get to a march, but I've got my pussyhat made and ready to wear: Pussyhat Project.


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[Pink hat with cat ears and a lurid pink brim]

Omg, the ears just formed themselves! It was like magic. I know how ears are formed! And since there's nothing in the slightest that I could have done to prevent Trumputin from being elected, I will take a small pleasure in finding something I can use that hideous, hideous pink yarn for the brim. It is truly repulsive and could not have been used for anything other than to protest someone of his calibre. What the actual hell was I thinking when I bought it? (There is no rational answer to this question.)


For More Joy Day, I have linkspam:

- [community profile] 100words - a drabble com, yay!
100 Words @ DW

- Giving a friend's etsy a boost: [etsy.com profile] gilascave
James, aka zortified or gilafied, is a long-time fan who, in addition to writing fanfic, makes things with fabric! Tote bags, quilts, and more. The shop is Gilascave on Etsy, https://www.etsy.com/shop/GilasCave , and right now there is a 10% off coupon available through the end of January!

- Fandom Snowflake Challenge – Day 12
Day Twelve at [community profile] snowflake_challenge was to nominate fannish communities:
In your own space, post a rec for fannish spaces and resources - comms, challenges, twitters, tumblrs, etc. Tell us about where you hang out. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I wasn't doing the challenge this year, but I thought I'd link to Day Twelve for others who weren't following it or who are new to Dreamwidth, because there are a lot of good comms linked there.

- [DW, LJ, Patreon] Welcome Back to Social Journaling
Another link about adjusting to Dreamwidth when you're more used to using apps like Facebook and so on, via [personal profile] umadoshi. I want you to feel at home here, all you new peeps! I like my flist being full and long.

- via [personal profile] misbegotten, ‘Constantine’ Returning as Animated CW Seed Series With Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan is going to voice John Constantine in an animated series, omg yay!

- Cuddles for Comfort 2017 banner
A cuddle fic meme! Cuddle for Comfort!!

- from [personal profile] nenya_kanadka: 13 LGBTQ Comics to Look Forward to in 2017. America Chavez!!

- from [personal profile] spikedluv via [community profile] snowflake_challenge: Fandom Snowflake Challenge: Day 11
A bunch of Captive Prince vids. I DID NOT REALISE THIS WAS A THING. I DID NOT. OMG. (Also vids for The Raven Boys, which I haven't read, but how much do I love that fandom just goes and makes vids for things with no visual canon? THIS MUCH.)

- Rogue swan’s reign of terror leaves lake’s model boaters in a fowl mood.
This motherfucking swan is smashing up motherfucking boats. I think we found Voltswan's nemesis! (Voltswan is the name we have given to a local GI-FUCKING-NORMOUS swan that may also be made up of five swans.)

- Early breaking meme for 2017: I LIK THE BREAD, from Health Inspectors of Reddit, what's the worst violation you've ever seen?:
My stepdad used to be a baker in an authentic recreation of an 18th century New French fortress. Because they sell bread to the public, the health inspector came by, and she was ripping into my stepdad for violations like the stonework walls, the doorless entranceways, or the lack of a mosquito zapper. He pointed out that they were following the highest standards except for things that would destroy the authenticity of this 18th-century bakery. The health inspector relented and agreed to give him a pass after verifying the food storage area was secure. They went to the shed, which was a doorless building attached to the bakery. As the health inspector went in, there happened to be an escaped cow licking all of the loaves. My stepdad could only say, "Honestly, this never happens." They passed the health inspection.

tl;dr: Health inspector witnesses escaped farm animal licking all the bread in a bakery, passes health inspection anyway


Which spawned this genius from Sam Garland:

my name is Cow,
and wen its nite,
or wen the moon
is shiyning brite,
and all the men
haf gon to bed -
i stay up late.

i lik the bred.

fail_fandom had a good summary yesterday, including a spin-off into Imperial Radch fandom, and some excellently phrased wank.

My favourite, via Ann Leckie:

my name is catte
and i hav found
that wen the moon
is big n round
the humans sleep
all nite in bed
and do not kis me
on my hed
so i can plot
my onle wish
to sumhow, sumday
eat the fish

Date: 2017-01-21 12:36 pm (UTC)
kass: white cat; "kass" (Default)
From: [personal profile] kass
Thank you for the love! This is a horrifying moment to be American. Thank you for understanding that most of us did not want this atrocity. (Sigh.)

And yay Anne Beckie!

Date: 2017-01-21 12:50 pm (UTC)
orcofnewyork: (Default)
From: [personal profile] orcofnewyork
Your hat came out great! Thank you for the solidarity!

Also thank you for all the great links! <3

Date: 2017-01-21 01:45 pm (UTC)
lightbird: http://coelasquid.deviantart.com/ (#1 Gators gonna gait)
From: [personal profile] lightbird
Thank you so much for the love. Many in the U.S. really are terrified, myself among them. That rogue swan though. I think we could maybe use him on our side.

The hat looks great. I'm going to the NYC march today (sans hat -- I'm not a hat person).

Date: 2017-01-23 04:45 pm (UTC)
lightbird: http://coelasquid.deviantart.com/ (#1 Gators gonna gait)
From: [personal profile] lightbird
It did and it really was epic. :)

People came up with the best signs too.

Date: 2017-01-21 04:18 pm (UTC)
adafrog: (Default)
From: [personal profile] adafrog
Thanks.

LOVE the bakery story. And the poems.

Date: 2017-01-21 05:22 pm (UTC)
weaverbird: (Hugs)
From: [personal profile] weaverbird
Thanks for the solidarity. Terrifying times.

I love the swan story.

And the cow story made my morning so much brighter. I actually burst out laughing!

Date: 2017-01-21 08:44 pm (UTC)
yohjideranged: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yohjideranged
Thank you for sending love this way. Since I identify LGBT and have tons of friends in minority groups, the new administration is especially terrifying to me. There is so much that scares me...from equality to health care. So, your support and love means a whole lot. Most of the country did not want this...

Date: 2017-01-21 11:17 pm (UTC)
syntaxofthings: A woman from the Fey Tarot 8 of Chalices staring up at the moon in the left corner. ([Tarot] Fey 8 of Chalices)
From: [personal profile] syntaxofthings
I love your links and your words. ♥

Date: 2017-01-22 12:00 am (UTC)
rhoda_rants: (bucky)
From: [personal profile] rhoda_rants
Nice job on the Pussyhat! It took me like half an hour into the march to realize, "Oooooooh, because they look like ears!" I could not figure out what was up with the design of those things. I didn't wear anything special--just showed up to add to the numbers. :)

Thanks for the sympathy. *sigh* I've been increasingly disappointed in America since the Bush administration. (The second one, rather.) A lot of great stuff happened under Obama (Health Care Reform! Marriage Equality!), but the backlash against women, LGBT people, non-white people, non-Christians, has gotten louder and uglier at a steady rate since the early 2000s. This feels creepily inevitable. BUT I have hope that since the gloves have come off on both sides, we might not backslide too much before making more progress.

Date: 2017-01-22 12:35 am (UTC)
firecat: red panda looking happy (Default)
From: [personal profile] firecat
Love the catte poem so much!

Date: 2017-01-22 01:02 am (UTC)
resolute: (Default)
From: [personal profile] resolute
It matters, so much, to me, to know that the world is OUT there, is watching. That you are out there, watching, paying attention.

Thank you. It matters.

Here's what today looked like in my city:

https://sigridellis.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/womens-march-minnesota-2017/

Date: 2017-01-22 02:30 am (UTC)
komadori: (Default)
From: [personal profile] komadori
Thank you! This is so sweet. Clearly, we need more love in the world. I loved the cow story. I also want to participate in that new drabble community and Cuddles for Comfort.

Date: 2017-01-22 04:23 am (UTC)
escritoireazul: (Default)
From: [personal profile] escritoireazul
1) Your hat is amazing. My sister was also so pleased when the ears just magically formed.

2) I nearly choked to death on water while reading "i lik the bred." IT IS THE BEST.

Date: 2017-01-22 07:40 am (UTC)
mildredmost: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mildredmost
Agreed on your first paragraph from a Brexit and Tory-hating Brit.

Oh wow, It didn't even occur to me to even look for Captive Prince fanvids. And they're so cleverly done!

I've been reading that cow poem here and there but never quite worked out what it was all about. That story is perfect.

Date: 2017-01-22 11:49 pm (UTC)
raze: A man and a rooster. (Default)
From: [personal profile] raze
Thank you for caring for us in America. It's been... yeah... it's been real. Or surreal, maybe.

Love the pussyhat.

I had no idea where the "I lik the bred" meme came from and I am so thoroughly delighted to learn its source.

Date: 2017-01-23 05:01 am (UTC)
madmartyr: (kate - let's rock)
From: [personal profile] madmartyr
Love the hat!!

Date: 2017-01-24 06:48 pm (UTC)
batmarg: (Default)
From: [personal profile] batmarg
Thanks for your support. We need it. And I love your hat. :)

Constantine animated? Yay!!!

Date: 2017-01-29 03:00 am (UTC)
earthspirits: (Default)
From: [personal profile] earthspirits
Thank you for the good thoughts - we all need them at this stressful time for us in America, and elsewhere in the world.

And love your pussy hat - the color combo really garners attention, which, of course, is the idea. : )

Also thanks for the interesting links!
Edited Date: 2017-01-29 03:11 am (UTC)

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