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when the gales of November come early
21 December 2010 @ 03:14 pm
I've been writing like 6k a day (shh, fyredancer, I realize that's not so very much), and I've got to tell you, guys, sometimes I just need a break. A twinny break, to be specific. So I've been watching some onstage twin moments in between fic sections, and oh. Oh, I love these two. *flutters*

And I feel like I've maybe done a post like this before, but I figured I'd share a few of my favorites anyway, just in case any of you needed breaks also. Without further ado, onstage moments between the twins! (No In die Nacht from me this time, since I've made, uh, several posts on that subject before.)

Bill and Tom beckon you into room 483...in Humanoid City.Collapse )

So, comment with any of your faves? Or debate whether these are pure fanservice or pure expressions of twin love, or possibly both? Or discuss the fact that given the screams, the majority of TH fandom just might give real life twc a rousing thumbs up if Tom and Bill ever decided to, oh, I don't know, French each other onstage?

when the gales of November come early
10 December 2010 @ 01:31 pm
Okay, so, all semester I've been writing position papers for my sociology course. A couple of them (the ones I whipped out in about half an hour each, of course) were received rather well by my professor, and since they're relevant to current events and the cause supported by thepurpledove, I figured I'd post them here.

One was broadly supposed to be on the topic of parenting; I chose to focus on the significance of parental acceptance and the fact that caretakers of children should be more concerned with the kids' well-being than with the way the outside world will perceive them. The other was on the topic of same-sex marriage; we were supposed to argue, generally, either for or against it. I was pretty obviously for it, so I concentrated on the need to use the term "marriage" for same-sex unions as well as opposite-sex ones. Hope at least a couple people enjoy these? And feel free to comment/debate/whatevs.

Parenting/parental acceptanceCollapse )

Same-sex marriageCollapse )
when the gales of November come early
06 December 2010 @ 12:09 pm
But it's deserved! I would just like to flail over the highlights of that Japanese interview with Tom.

---How is your life in LA? Do you live with Bill?
Tom: Absolutely, we live together.

Absolutely, Tom, hm? I love how he puts this, as though there's no other possibility.

More happy twin babblingCollapse )
when the gales of November come early
04 December 2010 @ 03:24 pm

I know most of you guys have already heard about this, and a lot of y'all in TH fandom are already involved (thank you thank you thank you!), but I figured I'd post here again because the offering posts are now live! You can offer fic, fanart, original art, icons, wallpapers, food, clothing, whatever. Anything, in any fandom, or non-fandom stuff! So far we're doing really well and we want it to keep going that way, so please, whether you're into Tokio Hotel or Prince of Tennis or Petshop of Horrors or Dresden Files or any fandom I've ever dabbled in, please consider participating!

You don't need to spend any money; just offer up the time and effort that goes into creating various kinds of art, fanworks, etc. And of course, if you do have some spare change lying around, we're going to have a lot of awesome things to bid on, too. ♥!
when the gales of November come early
28 November 2010 @ 06:08 pm
Hi hi! Okay, so, we've got more stuff up at thepurpledove now, and we're opening the offering posts next weekend! That's also when we're going to start advertising in earnest, and that's kinda what I need help with right now.

Obviously we've got TH fandom covered, but I'm not sure where to start with others. I'm hoping to contact some community moderators this week to see if we can advertise, so if any of you know of any major other-fandom (or LGBT-themed) comms, please let me know! ONTD spinoffs, fic comms (probably slash communities in particular), whatever, it's all good. Gimme names and I shall go forth and talk with some mods!

Must advertise to Inception fandom, so daisy_chan, THIS MEANS YOU.
when the gales of November come early
20 November 2010 @ 12:18 am
♠ Stolen from EVERYWHAR:

I think it would be fun to talk about stories, but the usual memes are like, "What happens next?" "Tell me about Character A?" Which isn't so much talking about stories as it is writing more of a story. But you know how sometimes you read something and you're like, "I got ___ out of this story, I wonder if I have that right?" or "What on earth was ____ supposed to be?" and it's too awkward to ask the author? Now you could totally ask!

I've heard people say that writing is hard because you have to make decisions, but we never really talk about the decisions we make with stories or why we make them. We talk about plot bunnies, but not about how we actually turn them into a story.

And it seems like a lot more fun to do that than to do working.

So, if you wanted, ask me questions! (Or use this to ask your flist to ask you questions).

What were you trying to do [here]? Why did you decide to ____? This is what I thought about xyz, is that what you were going for? What made you write ____? Why did you decide to do this? And so on.

♠ Thank you thank you thank you, all you lovely peeps who delivered birthday wishes via LJ or email or twitter! <3333333333333 It made me feel less old No, it was sweet and awesome and reminded me why I love fandom so much: it introduced me to all you guys, and makes me feel ridiculously loved. Thank you.

♠ Quick fic recommendations: Nix, a remix of my fic, Mating Season. I was so nervous about putting my fics up to be remixed, but reading that made the whole thing totally worth it.

A Troubled Masseur by paceus, which, um, guh? Read A Massage Master first if you haven't. You won't be sorry.

♠ First I meant to write a birthday fic for myself to post today, then I gave up and decided to finish Code 483, then I gave up entirely and watched old concert videos. But there'll be birthday fic at some point, and possible 483 this weekend!

♠ My icon. Just look at it. FOREVER. ♥_♥
when the gales of November come early
07 November 2010 @ 06:00 pm
I hope I'm doing this cut rightCollapse )

idk I am so hopped up on pain meds right now but I've missed seeing the twins togetherrr ;_; they look married
when the gales of November come early
03 November 2010 @ 03:12 pm
Sorry, am doped up right now, but I will try to be coherent.

Went in for surgery yesterday morning. I was having trouble for a long time because of ovarian cysts and maybe kidney issues, so now stuff should be better. Surgery went smoothly; three cysts taken out, endometriosis cauterized, prescribed faux-menopause so problems won't come back. Funny thing, too: doctor was surprised when he found out I was born with no right ovary. That's why they never could see it on ultrasound! I have cool pictures of my innards I might post if I feel like tmi-ing up the place.

Um, hm, and mom gave me L'Uomo Vogue today. She is wonderful and amazing, and so are all you guys. <333 So yeah, just so everyone knows, that's what's up.
when the gales of November come early
31 October 2010 @ 11:23 pm
Crappy pics, but I took an hour on my makeup today and I wanna show it off anyway.

I look so hardcore goth hereCollapse )

I felt like such a gothy fabulous drag queen, lol. In case anyone's interested, I used Fyrinnae's Electric Stardust, Dragonmagic, and uh, Shinigami I think? loose powders, Urban Decay's Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Mullet (and their Primer Potion under everything), aaaand MAC Liquidlast liner for the swirls. They will probably never come off, but that is just the price I will have to pay. It was a nice distraction two days before my surgery, anyway. And I got CANDY!
when the gales of November come early
22 October 2010 @ 12:01 am
Do any of you guys know whether there's any kind of anti-bullying donation comm, similar to help_haiti and the others? I feel like there should be one, to get some funding to The Trevor Project and other organizations working actively to cut down on the bullying of LGBTetc. kids and teens.

Is there one? And just as pertinently, is anyone willing to help out if I attempt to start one? I'm already planning to talk with the organizers of the existing comms to see how they managed the whole deal...