wook77: (tattoos)
Rather than fixating on how stressed and annoyed I am, how about a celebratory post?

DADT has been repealed! WOOHOO! About damned time! Plus, Someone I know just got married. I love that they timed it so that as the repeal went into effect, they were getting married. Couldn't happen to nicer people, as far as I'm concerned. I'm only sad cause I think this means that the person I know is moving to Sierra Vista and I won't see him as much any longer.

Same Sex Couples will be available in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Considering how much I love Star Wars and I love Bioware, this is great news as far as I'm concerned. I'm disappointed that it'll be add-on content but if that add-on content is free, well, that'll be awesome. I'm curious how it'll work if I have the add-on content and someone else doesn't - will they see my same-sex partner and/or acknowledge that relationship? Or can people still have the gay blinders on and not see any same sex relationship? Inquiring minds want to know.

I pre-ordered Assassin's Creed: Revelations, finally. I also pre-ordered Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. I hated the other Elder Scrolls game I played but, I'm voting with my wallet and supporting games that have equality in them.

I was following the #yesGayYA hashtag and reading all the various and sundry. So I bought about 20 books from a list that was put on [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda's post. Lee Wind has a ton of great books listed. I've already made arrangements with the library system here that, when I'm done, they'll be very happy to take the books off my hands and put them into circulation. Can't ask for more than that from the librarians since they're not allowed to buy any new books right now because of budget cuts. They can, however, use donated books. So I'll have to be gentle with them.

Which leads me to my question for all of you - what are your favorite "traditional published" books featuring gay characters? Can be young adult, fantasy, romance, sci-fi, whatever. Just not an e-publisher since I read so many of those already. I ask for any of them because, for as much as I want to see more LGBTQ characters in young adult, I want to see them in regular fiction, too. And in fantasy. And in romances on the shelf, under the "romance" filing rather than the "LGBT" section. So to help with that, I'll continue voting with my wallet and showing publishers that I will buy LGBT books. Lay your recs on me, oh great and wonderful Flist!
wook77: (Gambit with Bo)
You have until March 26thETA:Looks like I got the date wrong. You have until March 30th[/eta] to get your bids in at [livejournal.com profile] help_japan.

Here are my offerings:

Star Trek Cross Stitch 1 and Star Trek Cross Stitch 2. Any pairing of cute little Star Trek guys accepted from TOS, TNG and/or AOS. This means that if you really want TOS!Mirror!Spock with 2009/Reboot!Kirk, you can have it.

Care package from Arizona.

Postcards for a year. If anyone on my flist wins this auction and/or anyone mentions to me that they saw my offer, I will make these postcards into an epistolary fic. Only fandoms/pairings I've written before (no snarry).

Fic of at least 1k.

And to boost the signal, my braintwin, [livejournal.com profile] elanorofcastile is offering:

- Wisconsin gift box
- HTML betaing
- Local Wisconsin wine selection
wook77: (mike lange - witness)
Humanity has officially jumped the shark.

embedded video under the cut ) If anyone ever shows up in that, I want photographs.

auction 1 and auction 2 for cross-stitched Star Trek characters for [livejournal.com profile] help_nz. They look cute framed! If someone on my flist wins one of these auctions for over 25 american bucks, I'll toss in a fic* with it. *of pairings/fandoms I've already written with the exclusion of Snarry because I love you, DJ, but I don't love you that much :P

I'm also offering a a care package from Arizona.

Fry's did not go well. My ankle hurts.

I'm going to the wild wild west steampunk con this weekend (at least, Saturday). It should be amazing. Where better to have a steampunk convention than at an authentic wild west filming location that also features the train from in that awful Will Smith movie of the same name?
wook77: (mike lange - hunt moose on a harley)
Pima County might be on to be the 51st state? wut wut. LOL I love my area. See? Arizona isn't full of crazy asshole Republicans. There's funny Democrats down here!

my thread at [livejournal.com profile] help_nz.

H50 Friending Meme is still going on.

As for me - my older sister was visiting from Philadelphia this past week. We ended up heading to the Tucson Rodeo, which was a blast. She left today. She was surprisingly awesome while here.

I've been doing a lot more public speaking on employee engagement and motivation to a ton of organizations. I have 5 engagements booked in March and four in April. IDK why people find it hard to engage their employees. If you make it fun and you actually, oh IDK, TALK TO YOUR EMPLOYEES, you could probably get them to care more. Two of the engagements in March are for non-profit healthcare places that serve the under-privileged. I don't mind helping them but my advice is so simple that I feel dumb taking up their time for it.

What I really want to know is when did I suddenly become an expert that people are turning to? Like, seriously? When did this happen? How did this happen?

I start back at Fry's on Monday night. I honestly do not know how long working at Fry's will last as I've enjoyed my time away from there so much. I like having more free time. My wallet hates me but my sanity doesn't.

I'm really happy that Kovalev is back with the Pens. Personally, I think he's talented, got mad skills and he's hot. Plus, he did the game winner tonight so who am I to say that he shouldn't be there? I just miss Malkin *sad face*.

I have H50 fic to post tomorrow once I go through it one more time.

I miss my car. I haven't seen Thunder since December 6th and I was supposed to get him back over a week ago. Poor bb is all alone and hurt. (See picture here if you don't know what I'm babbling about...) I miss him so much not just because he's my car but because I'm tired of borrowing my mother's car. I want my own.

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Feb. 9th, 2011 10:18 pm
wook77: (Danno/Steve)
Since I have a lot of booklovers on my flist - this clothing store has some amazing book-themed shirts available in mens, womens and kids. They also have sweatshirts. I know a bunch that I would love to have.

Anyone else really annoyed at the new Samhain Publishing website? It takes way too many clicks to even get to the fucking books let alone find the books that are new releases rather than the ones that haven't even been published yet. I sort of think I'm done buying from them with the redesign. Way too much hassle to buy books there now.

I'm in love with two songs that are either not available and/or iTunes wants way too much money for them. Anyone got software that will allow you to rip music content off of Youtube? My software stopped working. Airborne Toxic Event All I Ever Wanted is a fucking AMAZING song. The other is Changing from Airborne Toxic Event. Both of them are just breathtaking. (Links go to best quality of audio rather than related video images) Or if someone has a copy of the Live from Disney album for Airborne Toxic Event? *puppy eyes* My usual places are leaving me hanging :(

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