We deal with our pain in many different ways. But over the years, I’ve discovered it’s in joy that the uniqueness of each individual is revealed. If I can help a person back to a state of joy… well, my role has its rewards.
Thanks :) She’s getting on now (she’s about 9) but her fur is still super soft. We got her from a shelter so there’s no way of knowing, but I like to think she has a bit of British shorthair in her, with her round but delicate face and her soft fur. Her temperament is kind of shocking though, you can only pat her about two and half times before she tries to rip your arm off. When we had a Cavalier as well our friends’ kids referred to them as the Happy Dog and the Angry Cat.
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“Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone,
I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One.
I give ye my Spirit, ‘til our Life shall be Done.”
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Fandom Public Service Announcement:
In addition to running Archive of Our Own and the Transformative Works and Cultures academic journal, the Organization for Transformative Works also runs Fanlore, a fandom-oriented wiki dedicated to hosting information aboutfan activities, fannish vocabulary, and the histories of fan communities.
On July 5 2014, Fanlore passed its most recent goal of reaching 30,000 articles — which is awesome! But as with any wiki that relies on user interest for the creation and maintenance of pages, there are still some pretty noticeable gaps. Some of the most prominent authors and pairings in popular fandoms have almost nothing on their pages — or, in many cases, have no pages at all. (As of September 21 2014 the Steve/Bucky page barely has anything on it, and Thorin Oakenshield — one of the main characters in The Hobbit books and movies — doesn’t even have a character page.)
The Fanlore Challenge:
To help fill these gaps, I propose a simple three-step solution.
- Create an account with Fanlore.
- Think of 5 things that you consider important to YOUR fandom experience and that you think other people should know about. (Your favourite pairings, characters, fanfic authors, fanartists, remarkable fanworks — whatever makes you think “this person/thing deserves to be recognized.”)
- Go contribute to the Fanlore pages for those 5 things.
That’s all it takes! Saying “X Author is a significant author in Y fandom” with a link to their AO3 page or adding the links to a few Notable Works for a particular pairing is more than enough to qualify. Know of an awesome rec list for that pairing? Add a link. Remember a meme that sprung up about a certain character? Throw that in too. It doesn’t have to be much.
And if you have the time and energy to really flesh out those 5 pages? Even better.
Providing a balanced and well-rounded fandom wiki is pretty much impossible for one person to do. But if everyone who sees this post makes just 5 constructive edits, we can all work towards making Fanlore into an even better resource and repository for all of us to use.
*bursts through the window, knocking over potted plant* YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN EXPERT, BNF, BEEN-HERE-SINCE-THE-BEGINNING FAN TO CONTRIBUTE TO FANLORE. ADD THE STUFF THAT WAS/IS IMPORTANT TO YOU!
ALSO! LANGUAGE USAGE, JARGON, MEMES, IN-JOKES, TROPES! CHARITY DRIVES AND BOOK PROJECTS! INFLUENTIAL FIC AND ART! CELEBRITY TWITTER SHENANIGANS! META CONVERSATIONS! ALL THE THINGS! \o/
I love Fanlore so much. I did a lot of tribbing at first and I totally am going to get back into the habit. There is SO MUCH missing about newer fandoms it makes me cry! And it’s really easy to use—I’m so not technical but even I can open the cheat sheet (there’s a cheat sheet for markup language) in a tab and work with that!
Went shopping today. Got a present for me and a present for the kid (that’s also kind of a present for me). Also featuring: the cat that wouldn’t get out of the shot.
Star Trek Character Appreciation | Sito JaxaIf you didn’t want me on your ship, you should have said so when I was assigned to it. It’s not your place to punish me for what I did at the Academy. I’ve worked hard here. My record is exemplary. If you’re going to judge me, judge me for what I am now.
"Representation matters because every child deserves a hero they can relate too"
Just incase anyone was wondering Clint is present because I hold out hope his deafness will be acknowledged in the MCU. He, Daredevil (Netflix 2015) and Nick make big strides for the disabled community.