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posted by [personal profile] kalpurna at 11:14pm on 30/04/2010
Hey! This is a placeholder journal, because whither fandom goes I will go. I probably won't be using it just yet, but I'm setting it up a bit anyway. For now I'm still primarily at LJ.

I am poking around here in the least organized of ways, so please do not assume that because I have not subscribed to you/granted access that I'm snubbing you! If I have you friended on LJ, I want you over here too, so hit me up if I don't get to you first. And stop being so paranoid, geez. ♥
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posted by [personal profile] kalpurna at 04:31pm on 05/05/2009
Can't we just agree as a society that evolutionary psychology should have the intellectual credibility of intelligent design?
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posted by [personal profile] kalpurna at 08:08pm on 02/05/2009
I don't know if I'm super late on this, but has everyone heard Lupe Fiasco's side project? He's the producer (although the singer sounds suspiciously like him faking a British accent), and I really like Heirplanes. Also, thank fucking God he gave up on his next album being his last. \o/

I can't think of anything else to put in this post so here is a very short video of our cat. She is the best of all possible cats.

Also, my eyes are insanely itchy right now. UGHHH. I'm not sure why - allergies? constantly sleeping in my contacts like a moron? but I am sure it needs to end, especially since my glasses are from like 3 prescriptions ago and I can't wear my contacts until my eyes chill the fuck out.
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posted by [personal profile] kalpurna at 04:52pm on 28/04/2009
Some news source suggested somewhere that Joe Biden may have been involved somehow in the process of convincing Arlen Specter to change parties, and that was all it took for me to construct an elaborate reality in my head where Joe Biden won Specter over singlehandedly with adorableness and big smiles and chatting his ear off about trains. I swear I'm not into political RPF at all, I just have this mental break where I cannot hear a thing about the real Joe Biden without merging him with in-my-head Joe Biden who is a train-loving human-shaped puppy. I am in no way as deluded about Obama as I am about Biden. Even when I hear of him being slimy I find it deeply charming. JOE BIDEN LET US CUDDLE FOREVER. ♥

Oh, and I think I forgot to post about this, but on Saturday night [livejournal.com profile] strobelighted and I went to an Empires show at a random college and that was cool and all until Ils locked the keys in the car for the whole show with the engine running who even does that thank God [livejournal.com profile] shoemaster was there to call AAA aaaaaaaaargh BUT I DIGRESS. What I really wanted to say was that this was the first time I've actually spoken to Sean and Tom since writing, you know, fic about them, and holy living fuck I WAS SO SQUICKED. I wasn't expecting it! I was only in Empires fandom for like five minutes and the reason I wrote that fic was because I had just met and spoken to them in real life. I thought that meant I didn't have a meeting-my-RPS-subjects squick! I WAS WRONG. I wanted to crawl out of my own skin and die, and then Sean hugged me augh augh augh I am shuddering just thinking of it. LJ IT WAS SO TERRIBLE I CANNOT EVEN HANDLE THINKING ABOUT IT AND I WILL NOW PAY ATTENTION TO MY BIOLOGY LECTURE IN DESPAIR.
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posted by [personal profile] kalpurna at 04:59pm on 21/04/2009
My non-fandom bff, of all people, told me to update my LJ more last night, so here I am complying. The last class I have on Tuesdays and Thursday is biology and there is just no possible way that after being in two heavy discussion classes I'm going to pay actual attention once I get to the powerpoint lecture with notes posted online. YEAH, RIGHT.

School continues to go really fucking well. I mean, cross your fingers, knock on wood, but it's fourth week and smooth sailing so far.

My teacher just said getting tested for prostate cancer is "trendy" right now. (??)

Blah, the problem is that I just have nothing to talk about these days. I have been through, in quick succession, in the past few weeks:

FATF, LOM, Merlin, HIMYM, 30 Rock )

Talk to me about one of these things or something from your own current lists, flist! I promise to actually reply to comments for once and not be an unmitigated scrub. Plus I'm going to go back and reply to some old comments so, uh, don't pass out from shock. /o\

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posted by [personal profile] kalpurna at 07:21pm on 14/04/2009
I had a really frustrating day, the kind where you're reminded over and over again that male = default and women's concerns are specialty concerns and there's a solid mainstream of scholarly opinion that says you should consider arguments objectively and not allow yourself to be at all affected by the flaming misogyny poking around every corner of nearly every text. A lack of concern, of course, which equates to you pretending (just one more time, just for this one text, just for this one class) that you're NOT a woman and shouldn't ever let yourself think like one. Fuck you, social theory teacher, fuck you, patriarchy, fuck you, dude in my class who got so horribly and vocally offended that I suggested he might have something called "privilege". And of course meanwhile I have not only a head cold, but also vicious menstrual cramps and PMS, because there's nothing like a sense of irony to get you through the day when you're a political minority. I mentioned the cold at the end of the argument to defuse tension; I didn't mention the time of month. I'm not a moron.

I could, if I chose, find some irony in the fact that I immediately came home and vented my rage by cleaning the entire kitchen in victory curls and a fluffy white skirt and mopping the floor twice, and am now about to start baking an apple pie in a frilly floral apron, but fuck you: I see no irony, APPLE PIE IS DELICIOUS, AND YOU COULD EAT OFF MY DAMN FLOOR.

*steams from the ears*
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posted by [personal profile] kalpurna at 03:06pm on 10/04/2009
I got the Iowa news the day after it happened, and I was rushed and distracted and basically gave a mental cheer and moved on. But today I was walking back from class and Dar Williams's Iowa came on shuffle on my iPod, and I just started crying.

One of my daughters was in the workplace one day, and her particular workplace at that moment in time, there were a whole bunch of conservative, older men. And those guys were talking about gay marriage. They were talking about discussions going on across the country. And my daughter Kate, after listening for about 20 minutes, said to them: 'You guys don't understand. You've already lost. My generation doesn't care.' I think I learned something from my daughter that day, when she said that. And Ive talked with other people about it and that's what I see, Senator McKinley. I see a bunch of people that merely want to profess their love for each other, and want state law to recognize that. Is that so wrong? I don't think that's so wrong. As a matter of fact, last Friday night, I hugged my wife. You know I've been married for 37 years. I hugged my wife. I felt like our love was just a little more meaningful last Friday night because thousands of other Iowa citizens could hug each other and have the state recognize their love for each other. No, Senator McKinley, I will not co-sponsor a leadership bill with you.

- Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal

Jesus fucking Christ, I can't believe it. We are actually going to win.
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posted by [personal profile] kalpurna at 01:57pm on 08/04/2009
I described MJ to someone the other day the way I usually describe it, which is "a Due South diaspora con," and it got me thinking. Obviously not everyone at [livejournal.com profile] muskratjamboree was in Due South fandom at one time, but most of them were, and nearly all of them have close friends who were. It's partly a side effect of it being [livejournal.com profile] brooklinegirl's brainchild, but it also says something kind of cool about the way fandom works, I think. All of these people, some of whom have been out of dS for five years or more, still have strong enough social ties to come together and have more than enough to talk about. Those interpersonal connections aren't totally destroyed by fandom drift - and yet fandom drift occurs.

This is, to me, what most people misunderstand when they first get the slash-fandom thing explained to them. They think it's something that you do because you're a fan of a particular thing, and that comes out of that - I was a Buffy fan and I liked Spike and Xander, so I looked for fic about them. And that's true, at first. But then slash fandom, if you get bitten by the bug, becomes something that draws you into interest in TV shows and so on instead of coming out of that interest. I'm a slash fandom member before I'm a bandom member or a Merlin fandom member and so on and so on. We always say that the friends are more important than the canon, but it's even more than that; it's a self-constituting activity we participate in, posting fic and making LJ entries which build a community from their own material. And the canon is like this trivial little hat we sit on top of the whole thing. At least, that's how it feels for me.

In other news, I'm trying to figure out how to reach through the internet with my bare hands and grab people's camera cords. >:(
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posted by [personal profile] kalpurna at 11:51am on 07/04/2009
Nothing like waking up later than you meant to only to discover that you're still on East Coast time. *relaxes*

By the way, this is my 500th post! The first post, for the record, says that I don't think I'll stick it out very long here. I made a new layout to celebrate/because I was sick to death of that orange bullshit.

ETA: P.S. If you have pictures of me from MJ PLEASE send them my way! I want to obsessively relive it!
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posted by [personal profile] kalpurna at 08:49pm on 05/04/2009
Hello, flist! I am in DETROIT. My flight was oversold and this nice biology teacher next to me was frrrreaking out about being fired for not showing up tomorrow, and I have no classes on Monday, so I'm staying the night in a hotel. In DETROIT. And they're paying me $300 + room and board to do it.

If I said this wasn't a tiny bit motivated by my desire to spend more time with my beloved Detroit airport, I would be lying.


muskrats )
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