Thank You

Sep. 10th, 2010 06:56 am
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Thank you, mystery account upgrader. I am looking forward to exploring all the features. :D
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All things go as planned, I may have a position as a Graduate Research Assistant. w00t!


May. 4th, 2010 12:40 pm
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I am cleaning up my friends list. This means I am pulling people who do not list me as a friend (and therefore, I cannot read their entries, so...), as well as people who have not posted recently ( five years). If you think you were wrongly removed, or if you would like to be added for the first time, let me know, I will happily add you back on LJ and DW. Really, the only people who will be affected probably don't read my journal anyway, but I wanted to post this in case I make a mistake.

For those of you unsure who I am, I go by Missy and auraesque on LJ and DW for privacy reasons, but you may know me as holli, holliberry13 or Amalthea on KB, Morphz and other sites. So, yeah, that's me. No worries. (I'm pretty predictable when it comes to usernames.) :)

I haven't had an issue with adding strangers and making new friends--you have all been so wonderful and not-creepy. Let's keep going like that.
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Hmm..I did not realize I could automatically post from dreamwidth. This pleases me...yessssss....
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Rape is wrong. It is always wrong. It is not sex. It is not deserved. It is not a weapon of war. In the United States, 1 and 4 women will be sexually assaulted by the time they leave college. This is unacceptable. In other countries, the number is even higher.

Mia ([ profile] copperwise) wrote, "The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), formerly known as Zaire, is the 12th largest country in the world, and the third largest on the African continent.

"Since 1996 East DRC has been in an ongoing civil war.

"One of the main tactics in this civil war is the attack on civilians by all participating opposing forces -- there are more than two "sides" in the conflict and all of them use the civilian population as their battlefield.

"And all of them rape."

Read the rest of her post here at her journal, and then take action. Talk about this. Talk about rape. Talk about why it is wrong.

Write to your congressmen and women. Demand the U.S. push for a stronger position from the United Nations.

Support organizations like V-Day or Doctors without Borders or UNICEF or Fistula Foundation—organizations that help these men and women and children.

Most of all, talk about rape in your own life. Tell your sons and daughters what rape is; teach them it is not okay. Talk about it in school with your friends, in health class or in history. Talk about it on your blog or livejournal. Stand up for victims and speak out against rapists.

If you can’t do it for the nameless, faceless victims, do it for me.


Feb. 10th, 2010 12:51 pm
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Whatever, I have a formspring account:

Ask me things anonymously. :)
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Seriously, MTV? Okay.

I was raped by the friend of a friend. Incidentally, we are no longer friends.

I had been drinking, he had not.

I am not the person I was three years ago.
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This video is beautiful, heartbreaking and powerful. It's triggering, but in a good way. It makes me angry, but it makes me want to stand up and say, fuck yes, this is it.

But the trolling comments and negative remarks? They're disgusting. I have no words for the people who call feminists nazis, no words for the hate that continues against me and my peers because we have breasts and a vagina. It is disgusting. It is disgusting that I live in the land of the fucking free, and there are people who believe it is okay to hate, that it is okay to treat over half the population like they are something less.

It is not okay.

If you believe that men and women should have an equal opportunity, you are a feminist.
If you believe that two people who do the same exact amount of work should be paid the same wage, you are a feminist.
If you believe a person of competent mind should have the right to choose whether to have a medical procedure or not, you are a feminist.
If you believe that someone should be able to go to work or out in public without being harassed by a stranger, you are a feminist.
If you believe someone has the right to choose their partner, you are a feminist.
If you people that a human being has the right to feel safe in his or her own home, you are a fucking feminist.

Own it.

I am a feminist, and I am fucking proud of it.

Video rediscovered via Abyss2Hope.


Jul. 26th, 2009 09:01 am
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We did it! Oh, man, my bed is looking so welcoming. I haven't felt like this since I pulled all-nighters in college.

Before i crash, I want to thank my guest bloggers one more time and to thank all of you and everyone who read and replied to my entries and everyone who blogged this year. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Now, to get in some sleep before work tonight.
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Just half an hour to go! And I am most excited about sleep.
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I have a magnetic poetry set I got for Christmas one year. It's the haiku set, so there are a lot of naturely things. It's fun to play with. Currently, my poetry magnets read:

Dandilions dream of almost spring
they whisper beneath early morning snow
let us bloom in this wild concrete garden
make insects sing of thunder and dawn
and call the moon above

Using this site, create your own magnetic poem and read (type?) it to me below.
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I don't just like singing in the car, I love it. I sing loudly, with the volume all the way up, and at stop lights I drum the beats against my steering wheel. Driversby look at me like I'm a lunatic. It's freeing to sing in the car, and it passes the time on long rides. I pop in a CD or tune the radio to a 80s, 90s and today station and got at it.

I will admit, though, that sometimes I wear sunglasses to hide my identity. I'm like the singing-in-the-car-ninja-spy, that way.
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Way back at 5:00, Tina wrote about Harry Potter already, but I am going to write about it again. I think what I like most about harry Potter is that Ms. Rowling created this amazing, inspiring world that encourages others to create. From fan fiction to Wizard Rock to musicals, fans come up with hilarious, amazing stuff. Whether you are a fan of the books or not, I think it certainly says something that the novels allow for such...unique creativity.

Also? I'm Happy as a Squirrel as long as I'm with Mr. Quirrel.
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I have been using YouTube a lot this Blogathon, haven't I? I guess it is
something I like, too. I remember when it first got popular while I was in
college--oh, man, I could spend hours finding videos.

Since I have already shared a few of my YouTube finds, why don't you
link me to a few of your favorites?

Speaking of which, I have been watching the Very
Potter Musical
to help keep me awake until 9!
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I am craving ice cream at 5:30 in the morning. Haha, I am so weird. And tired.

So my favorite Ben and Jerry's flavor is Caramel Sutra. Mmm...I could eat it every day. Maybe I will have ice cream for breakfast.
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I already talked about superheroes, but now I want to talk about action movies.

I am such a dude when it comes to movies.

I love exciting, heartpounding, blow-stuff-up action flicks.

Some of my favorites are Jurassic Park, Die Hard, Airforce One, Independence Day, The Dark Knight...the lsit goes on and on.

What are your favorite action flicks?
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If you could ask me one question, what would it be?
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