Meme Sheep

Yes, another meme. :P

This is a meme that's going around Facebook. One of my FB friends, who is also on LJ (but hasn't posted for eons) tagged me on this one. It's one of those 'I give you an [actor/actress] and you answer three questions' type of memes.

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Trials and Tribulations of a Quick Beta-Reading Session

For me, the last week was a huge blur. I had promised a dear friend of mine, who is writing his first book, that I would beta-read his manuscript before he submits it to his publisher. He had a deadline of March 1, which seemed like a reasonable deadline. However, current events took over that caused our timing to be really, really short.

I wrote about this on my other blog. Click here to read it.

And if you wish to comment, feel free to comment over there or below this post.

Lyn xxx
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Absolutely blown away!

I know I don't post here on LJ much (to be honest, you'll be more likely to see me on Facebook or Twitter) but I must say that during the TPP Giving Campaign, I have seen so many examples of generosity by the fandom that it completely moves me to tears. They are happy tears! I know I can speak for the other TPP admins when I say thank you from the bottom of our hearts! It makes me so very proud to be a part of this fandom.

There is still time to give. Every little bit helps. Thank you so much for your support! xxx
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List of canon words in the Star Wars universe?

I'm emerging from lurkdom to ask those of you on my f-list who may still remember me: are any of you active in the Star Wars fanfic fandom? If so: is there a published list of Star Wars canon words anywhere on the Internet? I can't say explicitly why, but it will help me immensely in this rush beta job I'm doing for a friend of mine.

I would be very appreciative of any answers to my question.

Thanks! :)
Gromit Knitting

The Amazing Technicolour Afghan

The Amazing Technicolour Afghan

This is an afghan, measuring 45" x 45" square (114 cm x 114 cm), that was crocheted for kyriaofdelphi. This was a diamond shell stitch, and the pattern was provided to me by dragonsinger954. (Thanks so much, DS! ♥ )

I'm so glad Kyria received the afghan! (I had only told two people that I was making it for Kyria, and I had wanted it to be a surprise for her.) Know that you are loved, Kyria. ♥ ♥ ♥

Once in a Blue Moon Post

Wow, I haven't been here for yonks! I've had quite a few things piled upon me in RL, and another interesting opportunity may be coming up for me in a week's time that will get me back into science.

In the meantime, I'm writing to thank those of you who gave me virtual gifts. It's a pleasant surprise to find blue dragons and glass hearts in my inbox. Even though I'm not around here all that often, it is nice to be remembered by friends.

Many thanks to droxy and blueartemis07 for the blue dragons. Also, thanks go to dragonsinger954, irishredlass, and droxy for the gift of the glass hearts.

Smooches and hugs to all of you! x
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The fiasco continues

Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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