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Charlie Chaplin's Love Yourself Manifesto (which he may or may not have written; there is some confusion about this, but I am keeping the name on it as that is how I have heard of it...) behind cut for length )

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May. 25th, 2017 05:55 pm
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NAME: Hellen or Hauke. Either name is fine.
AGE: 29
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Sci-fi & fantasy, mostly books/short fiction/podcasts, but some TV too; archaeology and history; plants, insects, science/the world in general; art - I do drawing and some painting, as much as I have energy for in between work and sleep and brain problems; crafts - knitting, embroidery, sewing; writing - focused on poetry mostly atm, although I don't post much about it; activism - I'm getting involved in pacifist and police watching activism; singing; learning languages; religion - my newest special interest - I'm exploring and reading what catches my interest. Fiction wise I'm rly into robots, science fantasy, weird slightly surreal oversaturated stuff, gay stuff.
LOOKING FOR: Anything, really! People who write about their lives, about fandom, about their thoughts. I want to get to know people and have fun.
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years ago and far away

May. 25th, 2017 12:34 pm
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Forty years ago, and a week, I graduated from undergrad, on a Saturday. The first Saturday after that, my boyfriend called and said he'd gotten advance tickets to this new movie that was coming out; did I want to see it with him? The theatre was across town, new, this was the first movie they were showing.

We sat halfway down, not quite on the aisle.

The yellow letters on the screen said, 'Long ago, in a galaxy far far away...' (None of this Episode 4 business; that was Lucas's recut and redubbing and messing with it later.)

And when the big triangular star-destroyer ship filled the 70-mm screen, I ducked. So did everyone else. We'd been focusing on the screen so tightly that it felt as if the thing was overhead or in our laps. (Good thing 3D movies hadn't been invented yet...)

When we came out of the theatre nearly two hours later, the world had changed. There were new things in it - Jedi and Wookies and a kick-ass princess and a sarcastic smuggler and an idealistic farmer and light sabers and music we couldn't get out of our heads and scenes we couldn't forget.

The world is still changing, and they are still in it. Wherever they are, they are still in it.

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May. 25th, 2017 06:43 pm
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NAME: Minty
AGE: Closing in on 30
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Reading (I'm challenging myself to read at least one non-fiction book a month this year), music, art, crafts (I crochet, knit a little and I've recently started teaching myself to make clothes), technology (I'm a freelance web developer and I'm starting to dip my toe into game development)
LOOKING FOR: Potential new friends. We don't need to have a whole lot in common, just be able to have fun talking to each other.
ANYTHING ELSE?: My dreamwidth is new but I was an on-again off-again livejournaller for years. I started up again because I missed getting to know people through their journals.

Reading Wednesday 24/05

May. 24th, 2017 12:37 pm
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Recently read: The hundred trillion stories in your head, a bio of Ramón y Cajal by Benjamin Ehrlich. (Contains some detail of Ramón y Cajal's rather grim childhood.)

Currently reading: Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee. Partly because it's Hugo nominated, and partly because [personal profile] jack was excited to talk about it so I've borrowed his copy. I'm halfway through and enjoying it a lot; it's a bit like a somewhat grimmer version of Leckie's Ancillary books. It has too much gory detail of war and torture for my preferences but it's also a really engaging story.

Up next: Quite possibly Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer, since I'd like to read at least the Hugo novels in time for Worldcon.

Bond. James Bond.

May. 23rd, 2017 04:05 pm
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Farewell, Roger Moore, my favorite James Bond because he played the role with charm and humor and humanity. And here, answering the Proust questionnaire for Vanity Fair a few years ago.

Hello!

May. 23rd, 2017 11:52 am
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NAME: Heather
AGE: 36
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Writing (original and fanfiction), Reading (romance, drama, horror, biography), Paganism, Tarot Reading, Drawing and Painting, Graphic and Web Design, Baking, Dogs, Motherhood, TV and Movies, Freelancing, Tea, Coffee, Wine.
LOOKING FOR: active people, similar interests, online friendships
ANYTHING ELSE?:I just had a baby, so I talk about her growing up. I just talk about a lot of RL and fandom things, like Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, DC and Marvel, Game of Thrones, older fandoms like Inuyasha and Heroes. Some times I also talk about civil and social rights issues, but not that much.
ALSO KNOWN AS: [livejournal.com profile] paynesgrey. on Livejournal. I've been at Livejournal since 2003, and I'm still over there somewhat but mostly trying to shift to Dreamwidth. I'm on Tumblr, though I don't use it much. Wordpress I'm known as hkrowe.com, and on Twitter: heatherkrowe.

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