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Aaaand a few links that have nothing to do with each other but they do have to do with what's on my mind these days! I'm a little frustrated that I'm not finding the time to comment on some of these really important things that are happening, but I'm still trying to balance everything in my life. :/

How to Be a Friend to Trans Folks Without Putting Your Foot in Your Mouth: A Short Guide for Cis People. These things are always good to go over, if only as a reminder, and I like the suggestions in this one. Which pronouns do you prefer? should be a much more common question :/

Vancouver's Insite drug injection clinic will stay open. This is a ridiculously important ruling for Canada, which ensures that harm reduction programs such as Insite have a chance to do their work, even with a Harper government.

by Lemony Snicket (at Occupy Writers). So much to say about the Occupy Mouvement, but for now, I'll keep it short with a few links. I like the Lemony one, and this one, which unpacks what's going on with one of the images against Occupy Wall Street: Don’t EVEN get me started, mythical bootstraps college student. Finally, I think this collection of photos of the 1% who stand with the 99% is full of very powerful acknowledgements of privilege and requests for more taxation, which I find overwhelming because it's so unlike anything we're used to hearing. Good for a lot of these young people to recognize they may have worked hard, but that's not all that got them where they are. I wish we would hear these people more, instead of politicians being afraid of even whispering about taxes.

On a TOTALLY DIFFERENT note, some fandom stuff because light-hearted is, occasionally, really great. :)

Out in every way, Sean Maher is happier than ever. So so happy to hear any article where Sean talks about how great the response to his coming out has been. This never fails to bring a smile to my face.

Jewel Staite talks Firefly, food, fun and Fillion. Just a very fun interview that reminded me of old times. :)

As it turns out, there's also now BIG NEWS, which is this website. Sean mentioned it yesterday and it was exciting enough but OMG Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz, Nathan Fillion?! This is going to be the best thing ever. I can't wait to find out what part Sean plays, and to see some of the footage. This is so wonderful, and as far as I'm concerned, FAR more interesting than the Avengers movie. Whedon Shakespeare movie FTW. :D :D

Anyway, back to work, I have a midterm review to prep for, as I expect students will be flailing!

EDIT: Apparently Sean is going to be Don John, which at this point means little to me, so I need to go back to the play and check it out. :) :)

Date: 2011-10-24 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha! I've just read the news about that movie, and I'm really happy about it, too. Also, if you click on the image you get the (funny) press release.

The Players:
Amy Acker - Beatrice
Alexis Denisof - Benedick
Nathan Fillion - Dogberry
Clark Gregg - Leonato
Reed Diamond - Don Pedro
Fran Kranz - Claudio
Sean Maher - Don John
Spencer Treat Clark - Borachio
Riki Lindhome - Conrade
Ashley Johnson - Margaret
Emma Bates - Ursula
Tom Lenk - Verges
Nick Kocher - First Watchman
Brian McElhaney - Second Watchman
Joshua Zar - Leonato’s aide
Paul M. Meston - Friar Francis
Romy Rosemont - The Sexton
And introducing Jillian Morgese as Hero

There was something I wanted to ask you. How's your Christmas dilemma?

Date: 2011-10-24 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The rats, they uploaded it after I updated :) Thanks for pointing it out!

And aw, thanks for asking about my Christmas dilemma :) It actually got resolved shockingly easily in the end, because Allie's dad and stepmom ended up (without asking) buying a ticket for me on their frequent flyer miles. They do that for Allie every year. So, RIDICULOUSLY NICE of them, and it solved my dilemma, so I'm super, super grateful. And excited that I get to spend Christmas with Allie's family at least. :)

Date: 2011-10-24 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wonderful news! I'm glad for you :)

Date: 2011-10-24 07:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Sean Maher plays Don John (click on the picture, it links to a pdf with the cast list).

As usual I am loving your links. Re: trans folks link. I don't really understand the last point, possibly because I have no trans friend that I know of. I understand that people need time to adjust when someone comes out as trans, but I don't understand feeling like that person has died. It's just gender, it's not like that person is completely different. If anything ze is being more hirself than before.

Date: 2011-10-24 08:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
I hadn't seen that mythical 'not the 99%' student picture but it makes me incredibly angry. Dear imaginary student, I work full time, don't own a car and haven't bought new clothes/etc in years either, and I still can't save a penny. Welcome to the recession, none of us believe you for a second.

I am SO excited about the Much Ado movie! Don John is THE BAD GUY - go read the play again! - which fills me with aaaalllllll the giggles! It also makes me incredibly happy that Nathan is playing Dogberry because it's the funniest part and I just bet he had fun with it. SO EXCITED.

Date: 2011-10-24 08:37 pm (UTC)
vae: (Izzard: text: Europe is watching)
From: [personal profile] vae
Don John is BAD and gets referred to as "the bastard" a lot - which is only partly due to his parentage. I am so excited for this film. So so excited. (Also, it should be out before Avengers. Let it be somewhere in the UK too...)

Date: 2011-10-24 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wiki says : "Don John, "the Bastard Prince," brother of Don Pedro and the main villain". That's a different type of character for Sean, which should be interesting ! (I have to admit, I have trouble imagining it, because of the high adorableness factor, but looking forward to it all the same)

I'll have to re-read the play too.

Date: 2011-10-24 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
you already know this, but Don Juan is the "big bad" - which is AWESOME and totally against typecast for Sean - when I first heard I was thinking "Claudio" and I bet Sean is super excited Joss gave him a villain role instead. It was probably nice for him to get that call right as his show was cancelled too.

The OWS stuff is insane - I can't believe it has been spreading to other countries as well. It's fun hearing about it from "the other side" - that they are all union-supported jack-boot communist thugs - and then you actually go read their blogs and tweets and its like uh, no.

I wonder if they plan on sticking it out as weather gets colder though.

I thought Al Sharpton summed it up best when he stated that even if they leave today, they have accomplished at least one thing - that they have turned the national rhetoric over to jobs and the systemic problems concerning the relationship btwn corporate interests, the financial system, and Congress- which is where the conversation SHOULD have been all along! Tea Party didn't manage that.

Date: 2011-10-25 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Finally, I think this collection of photos of the 1% who stand with the 99% is full of very powerful acknowledgements of privilege and requests for more taxation, which I find overwhelming because it's so unlike anything we're used to hearing.

If there's any one good thing to come out of the Occupy (x) movement, it's the 1% acknowledging their privilege and supporting policy that would help someone other than themselves.


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