This is a private LiveJournal.
Although either way you are not missing much, I doubt people want to read rants and a few complains of daily life… if you don't mind comment to be added as friend on this post.
Things I find interesting I will share as public.
- Current Mood: sore
- Current Music:“Death Note” – Death Note OST
Kodansha has launched a portal centered on XXXHOLiC: http://kc.kodansha.co.jp/SEP/02888/01/xx
The site so far seems to gather all the news and information about the current XXXHOLiC-related products and developments like the artbook release, the new manga series, TV Drama adaptation and the XXXHOLiC Cafe.
You can also see a very large version of the artbook cover. This page says that the artbook will come with 3 new illustrations drawn by CLAMP.
2013 is definitely going to be XXXHOLiC's year.
I'm not happy about this, how this came to be?! What about those who still use messenger!
- Current Mood: sad
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.Via Tumblr
- Current Mood: productive
Original image and campaign source: reddit.
Edited to add my own thoughts (not part of the original reddit call for action): And if you do not feel like taking a total break and perhaps want just a trial separation or couple's counseling, then perhaps consider Black March Lite 2.0 = spend, but spend money on those content creators and independent retailers who came out against SOPA/PIPA. And tell them why you're buying their products in March. There are many of them.
And for those who favor the more targeted boycott, you can find info here. But no matter which, you can participate and you can tailor your level of participation. We have the tools, the will and the strength to take a stand.
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Black March - Thursday March 1st 2012 to Saturday March 31st 2012
With the continuing campaigns for internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites like Megaupload under allegations of 'piracy' and 'conspiracy' the time has come to take a stand against music, film, and media companies' lobbyists.
The only way is to hit them where it hurts.
Their profit margins.
March 2012 is the end of the First Quarter in economic reports world wide.
Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine.
Wait the four weeks to buy them in April: see a film later, etc... Holding out for just four weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media companies profits for the first quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments world wide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes. This action will give a statement of intent:
"We will not tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legislation that will censor the internet."
- Current Mood: productive
Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.
Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.
Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.
What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.
The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.
So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.
If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.
What to do?
- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.
- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.
- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.
- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.
Felt the need to update for two reasons;
One, live journal made the announcement about the abandon accounts… so as a precaution I’m writing this and…
Two, my job change my work days; this time I work on Saturday, Sunday and Monday but because of the hours… I finish on Tuesday and then free days until Saturday again…
That will be all…
- Current Mood: blah
- Current Music:The Bells of Notre Dame - The Hunchback of Notre Dame OST Disney
“As artists, we owe a huge debt to the art of the past, from which ours stem off.”
These words were taken from a friend of mine who had it written in her messenger… I was amaze because it had some truth behind it, so asked her how she came about it.
She told me she read it at the Art Institute’s gallery in Florida USA, where it was hosting a Fashion Exhibition, and was amaze by it too and like it enough to share it with us.
And now I posted here to share as well, the full quote of this student is written below.
“……The debt that Art of each generation owes to the art of the past from which it stems and also the debt that humanity owes to the precious environment that sustains us…”
—Words of Luis Valenzuela, a fashion student.
- Current Mood: contemplative
- Current Music:His World - Zebrahead Remix
Don't really have much to say today, I just wanted to save this video/link...
The flash below is a fan made video, a remake opening credits for Final Fantasy VII, he did a very good job on it! I like it very much! <3
Now I'm off to sleep...
- Current Mood: excited
- Current Music:Running Up That Hill - Placebo