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So, I was nominated by [ profile] milady_dragon to post three positive things a day for five days. As I've already done this on Facebook and most of my friends here are friends there, too, I'm not going to nominate anyone else, but I'm still doing this, because there definitely cannot be too much positivity in the world!

So, here goes:

1. My cats are finally getting along! Or, well, they're not actively trying to kill each other, anyway.
Last October I got a new kitten, a rescue, and at first everything was fine, but when those pesky teenage hormones began acting up, my two older boys started getting aggressive towards him. I had him neutered, but it continued. It wasn't so bad with the younger of the two; he and the baby mostly play-fought even from the start, and now they seem fine. My oldest, though, Ossian, is very sensitive, and he actually became ill from the stress.
For the past few months I've been trying to activate the little one (who is now over a year and not at all little any longer), and Ossian has been on a couple of short holidays at his grandmummy's (my mum lives five minutes from here), and it's worked, but only short term. Then, a couple of nights ago, they fought most of the night and must have arrived at some sort of truce, because the next day, Ossian was back to normal - eating, cuddling, chasing bits of string - and while he still hisses at Dante now and then, he doesn't seem very upset, and Dante actually listens and leaves him alone.
So, given that I was worried I'd have to re-home one of them, that's actually the most positive thing that's happened in quite some time!

2. My favourite time of year has started. September - December is when I feel great and, apparently, this year is no exception. I sleep better, I have more energy, I get things done and things just seem easier all around. And I've started working on my Christmas cards :-D

3. Sweden's general election is today (September 14), but I pre-voted last week, and seeing the queues to the polling stations on TV today, I am so, so happy I did! Now I just hope one of tomorrow's positive things will be that the right guys won.

Music Meme

Jul. 4th, 2012 10:16 pm
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Nicked from [ profile] stellicidio

You can learn a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod or mp3 player and write down the first twenty songs. No cheating or skipping songs that are shameful. That is the fun!

  1. Nygammal vals - Lindfors, Lill & Svante Thuresson
  2. Act VII: The Misanthropist - Blue Gillespie
  3. Viva La Vida - Darin
  4. Lumberjack Song - Monty Python
  5. I Made It Through The Rain - Barrowman, John
  6. I Can See Clearly Now - Marley, Bob
  7. Dear Jessie - Madonna
  8. Daydream Believer - The Monkees
  9. My Sweet Lord (She's So Fine) - Brainpool
  10. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night - Bon Jovi
  11. Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep - Middle of the Road
  12. You'll Never Walk Alone [Carousel] - Barrowman, John
  13. I Did It For Love - Andersson, Jessica
  14. The Right Time - The Corrs
  15. A Dream That We All Share - The Lilac Time
  16. He's So Fine - The Chiffons
  17. Något som kan hända - Holmgren, Mathias
  18. Higher - Jöback, Peter
  19. Moon River [live] - Barrowman, John
  20. Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel

Quite surprised there isn't more John Barrowman & Blue Gillespie, given how much I listen to them, but I guess twenty are too few for an accurate representation of my listening habits :-P

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Then I have just the thing for you!

My amazingly talented friend [ profile] kfirah has finally taken the leap and started posting her stories on FanFiction.Net for all to read and enjoy - so please do! Here she is:

As of right now, there's only one story posted, but it is a very good one, and more will come soon. Now, get your behinds over there and read, review, follow and favorite!

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Originally posted by [ profile] teleens_journal at If you only do one thing today...
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Dear UK Flisters,

I know I'm preaching to the choir with you guys when it comes to LGBT equality, but believing something is fair and actually getting off your bum and doing something about it doesn't always follow like it should. So here's a little (and slightly preachy) reminder!!

Three things I'd like you all to do before you go to bed tonight (if you haven't already)

1/ Go here and sign the C4EM's petition for marriage equality. This is the simplest and probably most visible way to show your support. It currently has 60,000 signatures -- the petition against (by C4M) has over 500,000!!!

2/ Go here and fill out the government's consultation. It might take a little bit longer, but you can bet that for every pro-person who doesn't find the time, there will be dozens of 'anti' people who will.

3/ Email your MP. There's a handy template there for you to use so you don't even have to think of what to say. Also, you can go here to see where your MP stands on the issue. A hugely important thing to do because the majority of MPs will be voting with their conscience rather than following the party line, so make sure you let yours know your feelings.

4/ Okay, so I lied. There's actually a fourth thing. And that is simply spread the word. The consultation ends in two day - it's our last chance to get as many people mobilised as possible. So tweet it, Facebook, blog it, beat your friends and family around the head with it until they give in!!! And if you want to repost to your own journal (and please feel free to edit), here's an ever-so helpful button

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Originally posted by [ profile] teleens_journal at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood
Originally posted by [ profile] theljstaff at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood

Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding).

During the month of May, you can send a specially designed Planned Parenthood vgift to your friends to help support this cause. (And if you need someone to send it to, [ profile] frank is always happy to receive gifts!) There are three variations ($1, $5 and $10) for you to choose from, but they'd all look good on your profile when your friends know that you stand by something so important.


Thank you all for your help in our support for Planned Parenthood. This promotion ends June 1, 2012; LiveJournal is not affiliated with Parent Parenthood. For more information about Planned Parenthood, please visit:

-The LiveJournal Team

(If you'd like to help spread the word that we're raising funds for Planned Parenthood, you can crosspost this entry in your own journal or community by using the repost button below!)
Re-posting because I feel this is important.

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Nicked from [ profile] jolinarjackson, [ profile] nikki_b1 & [ profile] kfirah, all at once!

I want to know 27 things about you!

01. Your First Name:
02. Age:
03. Single or Taken:
04. Favourite anime:
05. Favourite music:
06. Dirty or Clean:
07. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
08. Do we know each other outside of LJ?
09. What's your philosophy on life?
10. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
11. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
12. What is your favourite memory of us?
13. What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
14. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
15. You can have three wishes - what are they?
16. What's your biggest fandom [fandom you're most active in]?
17. Which country is your spiritual home?
18. What is your big weakness?
19. Do you think I'm a good person?
20. What was your best/favourite subject at school?
21. Describe your accent:
22. If you could change anything about me, would you?
23. What do you wear to sleep?
24. Trousers or skirts?
25. Cigarettes or alcohol?
26. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
27. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you?

Just copy and post this in a comment.

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What Is Your Battle Cry?

Skulking over the fields, swinging a thorned whip, cometh triquetralin! And she gives a mighty grunt:

"I'm going to transmogrify everything you hold dear!!"

Find out!
Enter username:
Are you a girl, or a guy ?

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Originally posted by [ profile] thrace_adams at Google Privacy Issues: Web History
Originally posted by [ profile] moonflower_rose at Google Privacy Issues: Web History
Originally posted by [ profile] lrndng at Google Privacy Issues: Web History
Originally posted by [ profile] anjak_j at Google Privacy Issues: Web History
If you are going to do this, you need to do it before March 1st. It has been said that users will not be able to do anything about this after that date.

With reference to Google's policy changes and how everything you do with your Google account will be tied together into their super-cauldron of information, you will probably want to clear your Google Web History out - if you turned that feature on - before month's end. After that, you won't be able to clear it, and everything you search for will be connected with your account.

To check settings and/or clear out your Web History:

1. Go to Google. If you aren't signed in already, do so.
2. In the top right-hand corner you'll find your email address or name, perhaps an icon if you have a Plus account, and a little downward facing arrow. Click on the arrow and a menu will pop up.
3. Click to 'Account Settings'. This will take you to a page called 'Accounts'. (If you have a Plus account, you might go via a Plus sign-in page.)
4. Scroll down to a section called 'Services'. Here you'll find an option called 'View, enable, or disable web history', which has a link next to it. Click on the link.
5. If you never turned web history on, you'll get a page asking if you want to turn this service on. Just click 'No Thanks' and all is good. If you did turn it on, you should have a list of your searches. At the top there is a button that says 'Remove All History'. Click this and follow the instructions which will remove all items from your Web History and pause the feature so nothing else will be added in future.

Also, you can completely remove Web History as a service from your account by clicking THIS LINK, checking the tick-box and confirming you want to remove Web History. To be safe, it is probably best to do the steps above first to remove any history that might have already been collected.

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Borrowed from evalentine99evalentine99

Pick up the book nearest you. Turn to page 45. The first sentence describes your sex life for 2012.

"I think we should get married in January"

Well. That was unexpected! I don't actually have anyone to marry at the moment so unless something really dramatic happens I think January is out - but other than that, it does sound promising :-D

Bring it on!

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Wishing you all the happiest of holidays - what and how and whenever you celebrate - and a wonderful 2012!

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Mr Willowby's Christmas Tree! :-D
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Off the top of my head: Heaven Can Wait, Dragonheart - I know, I know, it's pathetic - and The Green Mile, but there are many, many more. When it comes to TV series, the top ep is when Doctor Greene dies on ER, closely followed by the Ally McBeal one where Billy dies (separation issues much? LOL) and the last Ally ep.

Pretty much anything will make me cry if I'm in the right (or wrong) mood though, and I've completely stopped watching animal rescue type shows and even wildlife shows - I cry if the baby gnu gets killed by a lion, and if the lion doesn't kill it, I cry because the lion cubs won't get anything to eat... There's just no getting around it: I'm old and sappy.

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When I turned 28 or 29 my best friend let me ride one of her horses on the condition that I gallop, which I had never done before. I was very, very excited and equally terrified, and it turned out to be a wonderful, exhilarating experience.

After, she took me for tea and birthday cake, and then for dinner and to the cinema.

Clearly my best birthday celebration to date!

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You are in touch with your emotions, and sometimes you react before you think. The good news: you don't tamp down your feelings. The bad news: you sometimes say or do things that you later wish you could take back.

You do not live your life on an even keel; you do not go for long periods without experiencing some mood swings.

Mood swings? Me? Oh. Right. )


Aug. 14th, 2011 04:05 pm
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Hi, and welcome!

I originally created this account to keep track of my favourite fanfics and their brilliant, clever authors but, as I have a fair amount of unloading to do, I thought perhaps I should take the opportunity to use this as an actual journal. I suspect my updates will be infrequent, but there you go. For this reason - the unloading - most of the posts in this journal will be friends only.

If my tags make you curious, if you like what you see in my profile or if I know you from somewhere else, feel free to friend me and drop me a line to tell me who you are. I will most likely friend you right back and, if that's the case, I'll see you soon!
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