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THIS STARTS ON SUNDAY, FOLKS!

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IJ's unanticipated technical difficulties and down time delayed our birthday plans, but the party has definitely not been cancelled. (No way were we going to miss the opportunity to make bad "this one goes to eleven" jokes, right? ;P)


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More info about Birthday Card Comment Kink coming soooooooon...
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The good news: IJ seems to be up and running again after its unanticipated technical difficulties and down time!

The bad news: There appear to be a few glitches that have yet to be resolved...

Daily Deviant Members!: There are some announcements for you on the comm regarding above mentioned down time and glitches. Please go look as soon as you can so we can get everything sorted.

Everyone!: As soon as we get things under control, we will get new dates and info for the birthday celebration posted. The show party must go on!
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IJ is experiencing some unexpected down time, and it appears as though it will be a few days before Squeaky will be able to get it up and running again. This has obviously delayed our birthday plans, but the party is still on!

As soon as IJ is back, we'll announce dates and so forth. In the mean time, feel free to help us let everyone know to keep an eye out for further details. The bash will be belated, but we can still make it big!





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And believe me, squees are a much-needed thing right now.

First and foremost: Kinky Kristmas 2016 underway!!! We're got five fab pieces posted so far with lots more great stuff on the way. Hie theyself over to [info]daily_deviant to get in on (or at least read/look at) the awesome action!

Which leads me to the second thing: My own gift at Kinky Kristmas has been posted, and it is perfection!

The Fine Line Between Love and Hate
Snape/Sirius, Marauders Era, VERY NWS ART

Seriously, the artist hit so damn many of my bulletproof loves and kinks right on the head. I'd asked for rough sex/turning-each-other-black-and-blue-as-foreplay, and I most definitely got it. But in spite of that, there's an overwhelming tenderness about the piece. Teenaged Snape/Sirius rough sex that isn't at all non-con -- which is entirely too rare in my opinion. ;)

...And while you're over there, do browse through the other great stuff that's been posted -- and keep going back for more!

And thing the third: I've been completely out of the loop, so I only just stumbled upon the fact that [personal profile] lokifan has been (or was, given that it's almost three weeks old now...) a '2016 Sucks!' Multifandom Love Meme. Apparently a few people actually remember who the hell I am! LOL Much love to you folks. ♥ ♥ ♥ Even though I'm late to the party, I need to get over there and shower some adoration on a lot of awesome people. Y'all should do the same, if you haven't already. It's never too late to squee all over somebody, right?? ;D

Side note: If you don't like love memes? Go complain somewhere else. :P I hosted one once -- anonymously -- and got lambasted by people on my own flist who had no idea that I was the one running it. Pretty uncool. In spite of that, I'm still of the opinion that spreading love and admiration is a positive thing. So there you go. :P
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Listen up, folks.

It's two plus days later, and an enormous number of us are still sitting here in shock, asking over and over, "How did this happen?!" That's completely understandable. I'm still in that state myself. But, everyone, there are some cold, hard truths we need to understand immediately.

We need to quit playing the blame game against each other. It's incredibly, deeply counterproductive. When it comes right down to it, Trump won because there are far more rednecks in this country than we realized, and those varying shades of rednecks are far more cohesive and unified than we intelligent, educated, socio-politically aware people are. And he can and will do unspeakable damage that will extend far beyond his four to eight years in office if we do not QUIT BLAMING EACH OTHER AND GET IT TOGETHER. Not in six months. Not in a year. RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

I'd like to point out that Trump has not, in fact, technically won yet. That it isn't official until December 19 when the electors actually vote. The possibility exists that this can still be stopped. Yes, it's a very slim possibility. An incredible long shot. But long shots happen. HISTORY HAPPENS.

The protests immediately following the election were a good start, but they need to continue. Every damn day in every city possible for the next five weeks. Nonviolent, coherent, and, loud protests. The only way to beat this is to demonstrate that we will not quietly accept this outcome and bend over and take it. That we can be unified in our basic desires and goals. That we can make life exceedingly difficult for those in the government who would work against our equality, our safety, our basic rights as U.S. citizens.

We could conceivably convince a handful of electors that what the majority of Americans want is not Trump. And if not that, government officials on the whole could at least be made to see that we are far more unified and willing to take action than they realized and that we will not be quiet and complacent.

Maybe -- probably, even -- it'll turn out that we can't make a difference in the outcome of things before mid-December. But we can still make our voices heard, and we can continue to do so well beyond December. We can prevent a lot of damage from occurring, both within the U.S. and globally, if we UNIFY AND FIGHT. RIGHT. NOW.

You are all intelligent and informed people. You know what is at stake here. This is not just an ordinary election. This is not a "keep your head down and wait out the next four to eight years and hope it'll get better again" scenario.

Some food for thought: Trump just Tweeted (yep, he's already at it again) that protesting the outcome of the election is "not fair." Take a moment to really digest that. Exactly how many First Amendment rights does that contradict? I count at least three: the right to freedom of speech, the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and the right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances. But Trump -- the next president of the United States if we can't do anything about it -- cares less about the Constitution than he does throwing a temper tantrum like an eight-year-old shouting, "It's not fair!" (I fully expect him to follow it up soon with, "You never let me do anything fun!")

Also, for anyone who's been largely focused on the damage Trump can do within this country, allow me to direct you to a very enlightening video clip that succinctly sums up Trump's foreign policy -- such as it is.

Oh, and it looks like he's appointing a guy who thinks global warming is an alarmist myth to head up the EPA transition.

Well, look on the bright side. A person's ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual identity won't matter so much once we're all living on a planet that resembles a post-apocalyptic landscape ala Mad Max...

IT DOES NOT MATTER how you feel about Hillary Clinton. About Bernie Sanders. About any of those things dividing us and causing us to place the blame on each other rather than where it should be placed. We need to be one enormous, unified front that can direct our shock and outrage where it can make a difference.

NOW.



(And yes, if you agree with this, please feel free to copy/paste and spread it as far and wide as you can. With or without profanity included. ;) I'll probably repost it on Monday for the benefit of those who tend to disappear from the internet over the weekends. Don't worry; I don't intend to turn my fandom space into a political blog. But some things need to be said.)

PSA

Nov. 9th, 2016 05:51 pm
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I discovered this morning that my fears were valid -- that my mother is, in fact, pleased with the outcome of this election. After a brief but rage-inducing exchange, I told her that she is no longer the intelligent, open-minded woman who raised me and that I have nothing further to say to her, possibly ever.

If I'm not willing to accept casual support of misogyny, racism, xenophobia, bigotry, and dangerous ignorance from my own mother, I'm certainly not going to accept it from anyone else.

I've been pretty forgiving of differing views and opposing political alignments in the past, but this is something else entirely. I doubt that any of you on my f-list are Trump supporters, but if you are, kindly remove yourselves posthaste. As a like-minded person succinctly put it, "We are not friends."

...On the other hand, if any of you are aware of any legitimate protest movements to make this Not Happen, at least not without an enormous fight, pass me some links.
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KINKY KRISTMAS 2016 IS ON!!!


And we're returning to the usual format this year. The general information post is on [info]daily_deviant here -- with additional information for posting members here.

Members, take note! We're running on a tight schedule, so the wish collection period is only five days. Be sure you don't snooze and miss it!
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Attn: Daily Deviant posting members!

We posted the June and July theme on Saturday. And since a lot of people tend to miss things that are posted during the weekend, I wanted to give everyone a heads up. If you plan to be writing/drawing in June or July, you'll need to get over to the comm to read the explanation and buy a vowel request a letter.

We really dig this theme, and so far the response seems to be positive. Hope everyone has fun with it! :D
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Oh. My god. You guys. You guys. I am... For life... Traumatized... I am traumatized for life.

D8 D8 D8

Cat acne. It is a thing. I didn't realize that it was a thing until a week or so ago. But now I am so very, very aware that is is a thing.

Cat.

Acne.

Has that sunk in yet? Take a moment to visualize. Got it? Okay.

My cat had an enormous -- no, I mean enormous -- zit on his chin. Note I say "had." Past tense.

It must have been itchy. It certainly looked itchy. It must have felt like it looked. Because my cat came up and rubbed his chin on my nose.

And the zit... The zit. It... went...

splorrrrch

On. My. Face.

It... It... Like... The insides of a tomato. A very ripe tomato.

...

...I have no emoticon to convey the actual levels of horror.

Traumatized. For. Life.


(I know. My first actual post in however long, and it's this?! Well, that's how traumatized I am!! This entry really does need a much longer introductory post about the zitty kitty, which I've been meaning to make, but... For now, you get just the acne. In much less vivid detail than I got it in. Consider yourselves fortunate.)
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HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY, DAILY DEVIANT!

Yes, you read that right! This month marks ten years in the Harry Potter fandom for Daily Deviant!

To celebrate, we'll be hosting a number of events and activities throughout March that both members and watchers can participate in. For details, see this post.

To kick things off, we're holding a Freaky Friending Meme! And yes, even not-so-freaky folks can join in. ;) Clicking the banner below will take you there...


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Everyone is invited to join in this December on [info]daily_deviant!
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Help us get the word out:
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We need your input!

There's an info post and a poll up for Daily Deviant members on the comm. Please take a few moments to read and answer the poll question.

Thanks, you wonderful bunch of pervs! ;)
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I've been intending to get some new pictures of Pansy and post them for ages. Since my f-list is sort of her collective godparent and all, I figure you deserve to see how she's doing. Sorry that these are so long overdue!

If anyone missed them and/or wants to compare, pics of her at about four months and seven months old are here and here.

Anyway, here she is in all her grown up, picky princess-y glory:

Click for Fuzzies )

And that's that! I'll try not to go four years without posting more. *facepalm*
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Irony: Cleaning the hell out of your home in order to annihilate invading fleas and unexpectedly unearthing a box of Revolution flea treatment for cats in the process. (After already having treated the cats, naturally.)

Yep, Ari-dog seems to have acquired the Invisible Fleas yet again. *groan* Fortunately I have lots of experience with the little buggers and know how to get rid of them. I hope.

Now that I think about it, there might also be some small irony in the fact that this has happened right after I made a post about daddy-longlegs.

Pointless post is pretty pointless, but I'm taking baby steps toward posting more regularly again!
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Random post is totally random. But maybe informative?

I saw a discussion taking place where daddy-longlegs were mentioned and there was some vague disagreement about whether or not they're spiders, whether they bite, etc. I knew the whole "they're super duper poisonous and deadly to humans, but their fangs are too short to pierce human skin" thing was a myth, but I thought I'd look the exact information up while I was online and thinking about it.

It turns out that part of the confusion is due to the fact that there are two separate things: the daddy-longlegs and the daddy-longlegs spider.

The first thing that people call daddy-longlegs (also called harvestmen) are not spiders. They're arachnids, but they belong to a different order from spiders. They do have eight legs, but are not predators (mostly; they do prey on insects opportunistically sometimes, but they generally eat decomposing plant and animal matter) and do not have venom or fangs. They have only two eyes and don't spin webs.

The daddy-longlegs spider used to more commonly be called the cellar spider due to, well, the sort of places where they like to hang out. They have six to eight eyes (depending upon species) and spin webs. They do have venom, but it's relatively weak even in its effect on insects, so they certainly aren't poisonous enough to be a threat to humans (unless there's a severe allergic reaction maybe). Their fangs are short -- shorter than the average human skin thickness, actually. There doesn't seem to be any scientific evidence demonstrating that they can bite humans, but colloquially some people have reported feeling a bite -- including Adam Savage of Mythbusters.

Here's how to tell which one of the little buggers you're looking at: Spiders have two body segments (fused head-thorax plus abdomen). The legs are attached to the front segment, then they have a bulbous or cylindrical back segment. There's a visible "waist". Harvestmen have only one body segment. The legs are attached to the main body and there's no waist.

If you're not completely creeped out by such things, here and here are a couple of pictures of daddy-longlegs/harvestmen, and here and here are daddy-longlegs spiders/cellar spiders.

...Or if you are completely creeped out by such things, here and here are much friendlier images. ;)
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ATTN: ANYONE GOING TO MISTI-CON! If you're going to be there and you haven't let me know yet, speak up now!

As has already been announced all over hell and creation, [profile] akatnamedeaster and I are working on putting together Snack and Snupin meet-ups, and [personal profile] ragdoll and I are making devious plans for a Daily Deviant party.

HOWEVER. If no one beyond our "usual suspects" will be attending, we don't see much point in pulling out all the stops. So if you're interested in the meet-ups and/or the party and haven't let us know, DO IT NOW, or we'll all miss out on all sorts of fun and goodies!

Info and planning for the meet-ups is on [info]snisti_con.

Info and planning for the Daily Deviant party (not limited to comm members, BTW!) is on [info]kinky_misti.

JOIN and WATCH them, or at least LET US KNOW if you're on board!

We're about to start working on final goodies and such, so we need a head count and general interest level ASAP.

See you all in just over a week!!

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