amalnahurriyeh: XF: Plastic Flamingo from Acadia, with text "bring it on." (Default)
( Jul. 7th, 2013 08:39 pm)
OK, so I was too late to find out this existed to participate as an offerer, but [ profile] help_syria is an auction to raise money for the UN's fund for Syria. Beyond the fact that shit in Syria and in Syrian refugee camps in Turkey is pretty dire (and leaving aside the fact that humanitarian aid isn't actually going to fix the fact that the civil war is spinning its wheels in the bloodiest possible way), the auction is pretty small and bids are still low, and a bunch of excellent Sherlock authors are participating.

So! Go there! Donate money! Bidding ends at 6pm UK time on Monday, which is 1pm New York time (I assume y'all can convert from there).
amalnahurriyeh: XF: Mulder in Elvis glasses, with text "fierce" (fierce)
( Mar. 15th, 2013 11:11 am)
No XF prompts so far at [community profile] queer_fest. Go drop some--or some "any fandom" prompts, that works too. Prompts end at midnight California time. I'm going to go leave my Samantha gen prompt before I forget. And others if I can remember.

If someone wants me to write Casey's coming out talk with Mulder, they should prompt it, because I totes will.

I did see some Sherlock ones (though none that excite me, so far--I didn't go through all the pages) and at least one Fringe one, so that's good. But more prompts is always better.
amalnahurriyeh: Astrid Farnsworth, in profile, giving a thumbs up. (astrid thumbs up)
( Mar. 1st, 2013 01:45 pm)

Fuck yeah.

If you don't have an LJ and will want to vote, get one now--they eliminate ones started during the competition.
I am guessing that you already know how you are going to vote tomorrow. (Or maybe you've voted already; I don't live in a state with early voting, so I always forget it exists.)

If you are still making up your mind, I would be OVERJOYED to tell you precisely why I support President Obama's reelection campaign, and to listen to your reasons for being undecided.

In any case, please take tomorrow seriously. It matters to me, a lot.
The following three ladies are losing their [ profile] f_march_madness bouts:





(OK, so Scully is losing to Donna Noble, which is nice that she's winning, but NOT ACCEPTABLE.)

Polls close tomorrow midday. You need an LJ account to vote. BUT DO IT. DO. IT.
amalnahurriyeh: XF: Scully from the episode Pusher. (scully pusher)
( Nov. 28th, 2011 12:16 am)
I just wrote an advice and counsel email to a friend who is facing a heartbreaking medical decision. (Hard for me to do, because the decision that's breaking her heart is one that I made without the slightest tinge of regret--but it's still breaking her heart. Anyway.) I wrote this to her, among other things, and I thought it might speak to someone else.

And I guess I've had a long time to get used to the idea that my body can fail me. It can fail me massively; it can set out to kill me. My body has never worked well, never that I remember: always there were things it couldn't do. I couldn't run, I couldn't climb trees, I couldn't hold scissors right, I couldn't write legibly, I couldn't tie my shoes, I couldn't walk without crutches. Bodies are just--they're fallible, more fallible than our brains in my experience. To be brought up to the precipice of that is hard. I have to stand there a lot sometimes: I cannot climb this flight of stairs, my legs won't tolerate it. I can't keep doing this, my body won't let me. And that's where you are right now. Your body can't do something you want it to do, and you're trying to make it, or to salvage whatever edge of that you can. You're holding on to the ledge. And I guess what I want to say is: you can fall off it. You can let go, and it's not all sharp rocks underneath you. It's just somewhere else.
amalnahurriyeh: XF: Mulder in Elvis glasses, with text "fierce" (fierce)
( Sep. 8th, 2010 09:37 am)
[community profile] eid_ka_chand is a community dedicated to promoting positive representations of Muslim characters in fanworks; every year, it runs a ficathon for Eid al-Fitr, the holiday at the end of Ramadan. Well, Eid starts on Friday (I actually have a friend celebrating Eid today, because she has very peculiar opinions about the timing of holidays), and posting will go Friday through Sunday.

In addition to the ficathon, this year they're holding a fundraiser for Pakistan flood relief, encouraging people to sponsor the fanworks in whatever amount they can. I'm down for $0.50/fanwork, but there are people giving only for particular genres (meta, fic, art) and people giving more or less, depending on their ability.

If you've got a fandom with a Muslim character in it (they've got a list here), putting something together for this ficathon would have a huge multiplier effect, because of all the people donating per work. Or, if you don't have the time or a fandom that works, chip in to sponsor your favorite genre of work, or everything. I read through a bunch of last year's stories, and they're really great.

(Oh, and there's a parallel LJ community, [ profile] eid_fic.)


In entirely related news, expect new Caseyverse, er, I guess before the 12th?


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