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sara_merry99
Date: 2015-07-21 20:03
Subject: Welcome to My Live Journal
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Hey and welcome!

In theory, my livejournal is used for both fannish and personal posts. The personal posts are, invariably, f-locked. Fannish posts that are a) purely fannish and b) potentially of general interest are public. My completed stories, icons and episode notes, as well as any meta-fannish observations and discussions, are *always* posted publically.

Anyone is welcome to friend my LJ to get the fannish posts, though I will say that there's precious little fannish content these days and it's very random and sporadic. My love for fandom, and fans, has not dimmed in the slightest and I have hopes that some day there will be more, and more regular, fannish content on my journal; however, since I'm about to move across country, start graduate school and embark on a whole new adventurous part of my life, there's no predicting *when* that will be with more detail than Not Any Time Soon.

If you'd like me to friend you back so you can read about my move, my classes, my hikes, my neuroses, and whatever else is fluttering through my head at the moment, please respond to this post and let me know. All comments will be screened, but I'll definitely see it. If I know you, please remind me where I know you from in your request--I have an embarrassingly bad memory for names most of the time. If I don't know you and you'd like me to add you, respond to this post and tell me a little about yourself. Let's get to know each other.

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sara_merry99
Date: 2009-01-04 01:24
Subject: And graphics...
Security: Public

To make my geeksome servitude to my new obsession complete, I have wallpapers. ::facepalm:: Made for the [info]smallfandomfest prompt "this is my ride". Because everything over there has to have a title, I called them "His Ride". Slashy if you're of a mind to see it that way...

Clickies for the wallpapers (two of them) if you're interested )

And, now, to bed. I went through the pictures from the Bison Range on Thursday and Johnsrud Park Road today and have those to upload and post about. (I did excurse, though most of it was errands, but it was extremely worthwhile.) I also have to find some new images of barbed wire for Catyah's book cover...projects for tomorrow.

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sara_merry99
Date: 2009-01-02 18:26
Subject: Fic: Adrenaline (Knight Rider, Michael/KITT, NC-17)
Security: Public

Title: Adrenaline
Author: Sara
Universe/Pairing: Knight Rider, Michael/KITT
Rating: NC-17, FRAO, Pants but only as a technicality
Word Count: About 2200
Summary: Just as Michael reached for the door handle, too edgy to be sitting still for no reason, KITT asked, “Do you trust me?”
Author’s Notes: There is no indecent use of standard automobile parts here, so you don’t have to worry that you’ll never be able to look at your car the same way again if you read it. Written for the [info]smallfandomfest.
Betas: This story had a *bunch* of midwives, alphas, and betas. [info]sassyinkpen, [info]valis2, [info]tygermama, [info]catyah and [info]andeincascade all had hands in reassuring and supporting me while writing. [info]sassyinkpen, [info]valis2, and [info]tygermama helped me polish the final product. Any errors that remain are mine.

Adrenaline )

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sara_merry99
Date: 2009-01-01 00:43
Subject: Happy Happy!
Security: Public

Happy New Year!!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful bright shiny new year filled with love and joy and happiness!!

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-12-28 15:11
Subject: LMFA Announcement--Congratulations To The 2008 Winners!
Security: Public

~~~~Please pass on to any interested individuals or lists~~~~

Announcing the 2008 Light My Fire Awards results!

We are pleased to present the winners of the 2008 LMFAwards -- proof positive that the Sentinel fandom is still flourishing and wonderfully creative, in story, in art, and in website presence.

The votes were often incredibly close, the quality of the nominated entries making voting delightfully difficult. So, join us in congratulating the category winners and all the nominees.

Congratulations, authors, artists and website designers, and thank you for the pleasure that you bring to Sentinel fans by sharing your talents online with all of us.

The 2008 Light My Fire Awards winners and Honorable Mentions are listed at: http://lmfa.diagonalfiction.com/previous/results2008.php

We'd like to thank all the Sentinel fans who participate by nominating and voting. Your participation is essential for the awards to continue to recognize and acknowledge the talented people who continue to enrich Sentinel Fandom.

LMFA Committee

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-11-27 06:56
Subject: Happy Thanksgiving!
Security: Public

To my friends who are celebrating it:

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope your day is wonderful, the turkey is tender and juicy, friends and family are charming and that your life conspires to remind you of all the blessings for which you can be thankful.


To my friends who aren't:

Happy Thursday!!

I hope your day is wonderful, coworkers are charming, and that your life conspires to remind you of all the blessings for which you can be thankful. And, you know, if you have turkey, I home it comes out well. :D


Have a great day, y'all!!

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-11-08 19:11
Subject: LMFA Announcement--One Week To Vote
Security: Public

(Please forward to any interested persons, lists, blogs, or LiveJournals.)

Just a reminder to everyone that there is only one week left to vote for the 2008 Light My Fire Awards. There are a lot of great stories nominated and voting will close at midnight US Central Time on November 15, so you've got your work cut out for you.

http://lmfa.diagonalfiction.com/index2.php

Enjoy reading and enjoy voting!

The Voting Period:
Sept. 15th - November 15th.
http://lmfa.diagonalfiction.com/2008Vote/index.php

If you have any questions or comments for us you can contact us at LMFAwards@yahoogroups.com. We also have a LiveJournal community ([info]lmfawards) for announcements and questions. Come and join us there at: http://community.livejournal.com/lmfawards/

And once again, the Voting Period:
September 15th - November 15th.
http://lmfa.diagonalfiction.com/2008Vote/index.php

The Light My Fire Awards:
Honoring Excellence in Online Sentinel Fanfiction
~ Read ~ Enjoy ~ Vote ~
http://lmfa.diagonalfiction.com/index2.php

LMFA Committee
LMFAwards@yahoogroups.com

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-11-06 13:45
Subject: Meme Time--Fandom Joy
Security: Public

From [info]mahaliem via [info]janedavitt:

Let's spread some fandom joy - Choose one of your fandoms and say in 10 words or less why you love it. And no saying something about all the awesome people in that fandom because every fandom has awesome people. Go here to play at [info]mahaliem's lj.

Magnificent Seven -- seven awesome men, eye-sex, gunbelt porn, ATF, Chris/Vin, gunfights

ETA: Edited to put in ATF, because OMG that's seriously one of the coolest things about Mag7, IMO.

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-11-04 08:46
Subject: Obligatory Reminder
Security: Public

::waves to choir::

::steps to pulpit, pulls notes out of pocket, clears throat::

If you live in the US and are eligible to vote, VOTE!! No excuses!

Thank you.

::puts notes in pocket, bows to choir, steps away from pulpit::

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-11-02 16:51
Subject: PBR Squee!!
Security: Public

I don't post all *that* much about bull riding here, just because I realize that the portion of my reading audience (to use the term incredibly loosely) that is actually *interested* is, well, about three people. I love it like crazy, but I don't want to be a bore and there's only so many times I can say "OMG ZOMG Cowboys, squee!!"

But squee I must today because the PBR World Finals (this weekend and next) are proving to be tremendously exciting and awesome. So if you're not interested in tales of heroic self sacrifice, bravery, danger, and really really pretty guys in chaps, just scroll on.

If you are interested, click here... )

I'm going to post this publicly because PBR is definitely one of my fandoms and, consequently, this counts as a fannish post. :D

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-11-01 18:14
Subject: Ah, autumn's in the air...
Security: Public

And with it comes the sound of [info]smallfandomfest gearing up for another round.

Small Fandom Fest the Fourth: Prompt Submission

It's November 1st, which means it's time to welcome you all to our fourth Small Fandoms Fest! It also means that it’s time to submit those prompts! (We are starting from scratch with the prompt list, but if your prompt from last round wasn’t written, or you saw one that interested you but didn’t have time to write it, please feel free to resubmit it!)

Please read the rules below (especially those regarding the format of the prompts!) and then comment here with your prompts. Most importantly, have fun!


Fest Schedule

Nov 1 - Nov 21: Prompt Submissions
Nov 23: Prompts Available for Claiming & Posting Period Opens
Nov 23 - Jan 31: Posting Period
Jan 31: Posting Period Closes

(Click here to leave prompts for the fest)

All you Riptide fen out there, this is one of your best chances to shine, and to share prompts with one another.

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-10-30 10:18
Subject: Nonpartisan politics post
Security: Public

::sings::
"I got it from [info]vamysteryfan,
She got it from [info]lamardeuse
And everyone knows it must have been [info]samtheeagle who gave it to her...":
::/sings:: (The scansion's way off anyway.)

Because we all want our votes to count.

Problems may occur with voting machines that use a touch screen.

"Today a coalition of watchdog groups, including the Brennan Center, Common Cause and Verified Voting, sent warning letters today to every state elections department urging action to calibrate machines against "vote flipping." There's a scary video that shows vote-flipping just this week in an early-voting state. These early problems may not portend democracy's version of Apocalypse Now, but the combination of a record number of early-voting problems, new machines and record turnout is a potent brew likely to portend unprecedented problems in some places on Election Day. Because official efforts to fix these problems haven't yet worked, a million efforts on the outside will be necessary to protect voting rights."

http://samtheeagle.livejournal.com/187855.html has the full post with what you can do.

Also, if you're in a state that has a "straight party ticket" voting option (where you flip one lever/push one button/touch one spot on the touch screen/whatever to register a vote for all candidates from that party), don't do that. There have been problems with vote flipping in several states with the straight ticket votes. Even if you're voting for candidates from only one party, vote for them individually. Then follow samtheeagle's suggestions as well.

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-10-21 11:56
Subject: LMFA Announcement--Voting Reminder
Security: Public

(Please forward to any interested persons, lists, blogs, or LiveJournals.)

Just a reminder to everyone that voting is now open for the 2008 Light My Fire Awards. There are a lot of great stories nominated and you have less than a month left to read and vote.

http://lmfa.diagonalfiction.com/index2.php

Enjoy reading and enjoy voting!

The Voting Period:
Sept. 15th - November 15th.
http://lmfa.diagonalfiction.com/2008Vote/index.php

If you have any questions or comments for us you can contact us at LMFAwards@yahoogroups.com. We also have a LiveJournal community ([info]lmfawards) for announcements and questions. Come and join us there at: http://community.livejournal.com/lmfawards/

And once again, the Voting Period:
September 15th - November 15th.
http://lmfa.diagonalfiction.com/2008Vote/index.php

The Light My Fire Awards:
Honoring Excellence in Online Sentinel Fanfiction
~ Read ~ Enjoy ~ Vote ~
http://lmfa.diagonalfiction.com/index2.php

LMFA Committee
LMFAwards@yahoogroups.com

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-10-20 12:17
Subject: Meme Time--Stories Meme
Security: Public

Because I'm a total ditzburger today and not getting *near* enough work done, I'm gonna just go for the toe-shot and do a story meme. ::facepalm::

ETA: Unlocked because it's fannish in content. I feel really weird talking about my writing like this in public--because I feel like I'm dictating my opinions about my writing to other people. So just remember, I do not believe in any sort of authorial privilege and I don't think I have any greater insight into my stories than anyone else does. Hell, I think I often have less.

gakked from [info]fluterbev:

1. What do you think is your best story, and why?

I have two stories that I think are really, *really* good: Duty, Honour and Loyalty in the Holmes/Watson fandom was one of my earliest stories and is still one of my favorites. I love the way the story unfolds through the letters and journal entries. There's definitely stuff I'd like to fix, but I'm really proud of it.

Aguas Profundas (TS), my only gen story of any note, is quite possibly the best thing I've ever written. It's exactly what I wanted it to be. When I look back over it there's nothing that I would change about it. And it's the only story of mine I can say that about, I think.

More behind the cut )

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-10-14 09:20
Subject: Different Kind Of Politics Post
Security: Public

Okay, y'all, I don't have time for eloquence. I don't have time for lengthy explanations. I don't have time for any of that. I've got work to do today, and when I'm done with work I've got to get something together for my assignment. I also realize I'm pretty much preaching to the choir here.

So I'm just going to quickly say to everyone here who lives in California:

VOTE NO ON PROP 8!!!


Do not be fooled by lies. Do not be fooled by tricksy wording on the ballot proposition. The California Marriage Protection Act would *amend California's constitution* to forever bar gay couples from getting married, despite the rulings of the California Supreme Court. It would eliminate the ability for people who love each other to gain the legal protections and responsibilities of marriage.

For god's sake people, Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is *opposed* to Prop 8.

To people who don't live in California you can still help in a couple of ways:

Option One:

Go here and donate money to help oppose Prop 8.

If you want you could give $21, one for each year George Takei and Brad Altman were together before they were ALLOWED to get married. Or you could give five dollars for each couple you know in states other than California who *can't* get married. Or you can give a dollar for each year you've enjoyed the privileges of marriage to your spouse. Or you can give as much as you can afford. (And note that they have a matching grant right now, so every buck you give is matched by another one, so you get more bang for your money.)

Option Two:

If you don't have spare money, you can Go here and volunteer to make phone calls.

You don't need to live in California to do this. They give you a script to follow and phone numbers to call. It's really easy.

Option Three:

Spread the word. I bet everyone on my f-list has at least one person on their f-list in California. So make a post and spread the word.

ETA: And if you're wondering why you should care if you don't live in California--I mean aside from the whole "equality and fairness are important everywhere, even places you're not" aspect--CA is a *huge* state and very important in the general landscape of the US. If the Anti-Equality people can be stopped *there*, it gives hope for the rest of the country. Fight the good fight in CA and you may not have to fight it in your own state.

If you don't live in the US, you're excused...

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-10-03 13:41
Subject: At this rate I should just get a politics icon
Security: Public

I know I just posted about this yesterday--but I also know a lot of the folks on my f-list have been at the same address for years and are *confident* that they don't need to register to vote.

I'm quoting from [info]tzikeh's LJ: http://tzikeh.livejournal.com/448306.html (which I found because of [info]vamysteryfan

CBS News reports mistaken, human-error-based, or just plain illegal purging of voter rolls (the voter rolls cannot be altered within 90 days of a Federal election, yet are continuing to be purged as I type this). Several of the states engaging in the illegal roll purging are battleground states. Shocking, I know. We're talking tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of eligible voters who will show up at the polls and find they are not registered.

Here is a summary of the Voter Purges Report from the non-partisan Brennan Center for Justice at NYU's School of Law. (You can also download the full report in .pdf format.)

Here are some other ways battleground states are making sure that many citizens are ineligible to vote.

A commenter over at [info]tzkieh's post adds: In a federal election, every voter has the right to fill out a provisional ballot. Anyone who shows up at the polls and is told s/he is not eligible to vote should demand their right to a provisional ballot and continue to contest the issue until his/her ballot is counted.

If this happens to you in November, INSIST on your right to cast a provisional vote. Don't let this election turn into 2000 again.

Once again: go here or here to check your registration status.

I checked even though I just registered a month and a half ago--it only takes a minute and it's *important*.

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-10-02 08:53
Subject: Politics again
Security: Public

If you are a citizen of the United States and at least 18 years old you need to be sure you're registered to vote in the upcoming election. It is very likely that you have MERE DAYS left. In some states the deadline is Oct. 4. That's day after tomorrow.

I don't care who you're going to vote for (well, I do, but that's not the point of this post), you *need* to register and you *need* to vote. If you're wondering *why*, watch this video (called to my attention by [info]mashfanficchick):


The video also tells you *how*, and you'll have a variety of stars including Sarah Silverman and Leonardo DiCaprio and Dustin Hoffman (and other folks I recognize but can't name 'cause I'm lame like that) waiting around for you while you register.

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-10-01 19:30
Subject: Happy Birthday!
Security: Public

Happy birthday, [info]arouette!!!

I hope your day has been filled with fun and joy and love. And lots of pretty geeky guys with taped up glasses. :D I hope you've had everything that you love the best all day, topped it off with delicious cake, and are now ready to jump into a year that just keeps getting better and better!

::hugs you tight::

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-09-30 12:03
Subject: Happy Birthday!
Security: Public

Happy birthday to [info]raynedanser!!

I hope you have a fantastic day with friends and family and all those you love best around you. And a cake that someone *else* baked and decorated just the way you wanted most. And gorgeous blue skies and the perfect crackle of autumn in the air. And I hope this wonderful day is the start of an even more wonderful year for you.

::hugs::

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sara_merry99
Date: 2008-09-19 14:29
Subject: LMFA Announcement--Voting Open
Security: Public

(Please forward to any interested persons, lists, blogs, or LiveJournals.)

With apologies for the delay in the announcement, we are *very* pleased to announce that the 2008 Light My Fire Awards ballots are ready and up on our website!

http://lmfa.diagonalfiction.com/index2.php

Congratulations to the nominees who qualified for the ballot! There were many wonderful stories and authors nominated; we've all got some great reading ahead of us...*excellence* indeed.

Enjoy reading and enjoy voting!

The Voting Period:
Sept. 15th - November 15th.
http://lmfa.diagonalfiction.com/2008Vote/index.php

If you have any questions or comments for us you can contact us at LMFAwards@yahoogroups.com. We also have a LiveJournal community ([info]lmfawards) for announcements and questions. Come and join us there at: http://community.livejournal.com/lmfawards/

And once again, the Voting Period:
September 15th - November 15th.
http://lmfa.diagonalfiction.com/2008Vote/index.php

The Light My Fire Awards:
Honoring Excellence in Online Sentinel Fanfiction
~ Read ~ Enjoy ~ Vote ~
http://lmfa.diagonalfiction.com/index2.php

LMFA Committee
LMFAwards@yahoogroups.com

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