gracie_musica: Doctor Who; Eleven's TARDIS has a panic button! (panic)
There's no easy way to say this, so I'm going to come right out:

Yesterday, there was a fire in my house.

Before you all start fretting: Yes, I am okay. We are all okay.

Yes, there was damage to the house. Fairly major damage, but everything of actual importance is safe, and everything else of value is salvageable.

I just wanted those of you that already knew to hear from me that we're all fine (because I know I like to hear from the source whenever possible). Thank you for everyone who's been texting/tweeting/emailing me making sure I was okay.

Thank you, everyone.

*hugs and kisses and lots of love*

-- Gracie
gracie_musica: (call in queer)
Signal Boost: Sonoma County, California, separated an elderly couple, sold off all their belongings, and imprisoned them in separate nursing homes, without the legal authority to do so. Why?

They're gay.

I'd say something else, but I'm speechless with anger.
gracie_musica: (call in queer)
1) This from [ profile] thefannishwaldo. There's a website that compiles data from various places (including social networking sites like LJ and phone book websites) and puts it on the web. The short of it? Someone can put in your name, your phone number, or your email and get crazy info on you. There's an opt out -- do a search on YOU, copy the URL at the top of the page. Then go to the privacy link in gray at the bottom right hand corner of the page, put in that URL and your email.

It'll restrict how many people you can opt out -- two per email, four per day.

Your public service announcement of the day.

2) Here's the short version:

I don't know if everyone on my f-list has heard, but there's this girl in Mississippi who just wanted to wear a tux and take her girlfriend to prom. The school board said hell no, and furthermore, you have to go with a guy.

So she sued because it's a violation of her first amendment rights.

And the school canceled prom.


A judge in Mississippi said that yes, it was discrimination, but the school could hold a private event that the girl and her girlfriend were invited to attend.

Turns out it was a fake prom. The girl, her girlfriend, and five other people were the only ones who went, while everyone else went to a parent-sponsored prom. That she wasn't invited to.

That's pretty fucking shitty, mates. And you've just added fuel to the fire. Especially when, according to the girl, "Two students with learning difficulties were among the seven people at the [fake prom]."

You're entitled to your own opinion about the ACLU and its various undertakings, but there's a petition on the ACLU website for something called the Student Non-Discrimination Act. It it an act "which would prohibit discrimination against any public school student on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, the SNDA prevents discrimination against any public school student because of the actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity of a person with whom that the student associates or has associated." The full text of the bill is here.

It takes three minutes. If you live in the States, fill it out and send it to your representatives.
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Ahahaha, so I'm an utter moron.

Here's the drill: I learned to post fic to LJ -- privately -- as I worked on it when my last laptop started crapping out on me. I'd be mid-paragraph and the entire thing would just shut down. And I'd cry, and others would cry. It was horrible. Now, I unlock it for my betas, and after they read it, I fix and post. I know it's sort of roundabout, but it works for me.

Also, in my opinion, Firefox has a better spellcheck than word, and with LJ's new autodraft save, I'm good if the window dies.

Anyway, I've been having issues with the wireless at home -- I don't know if it's the stress of having 3 computers on a wireless network, or just a sign that it's about to go boom. I was working on DKoM 21, and posted it -- privately, so I thought.

It wasn't.

For those of you that missed it, you missed a doozy. I'm a bit of a smart-ass when it comes to my cut text for myself and my betas, and I think I might have scarred a few of you before [ profile] totally4ryo caught it and told me what was up. It's actually hilarious, and I'll tell you what it is if you want me to in the comments.

So, to apologize for this, I'm going to post DKoM 20 as soon as the beta wash comes through.

gracie_musica: text (taste my bisexual fury)
I'm sure you've all heard about Amazon by now. And, to be honest, darling [ profile] teachwriteslash puts it far better than I ever could.

Here's what I did:

cut to save f-lists )

They're not getting another dime out of me.


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