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I saw this today and it made me laugh (and cry, frankly, for the state of the country), so I thought others might be interested:

Robin Whetstone: A Bad Week to Be a Parent

Day 3 Reveals 2017

Aug. 19th, 2017 08:51 am
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Afternoon Delights (Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Iron Man (Movies))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Mangacat, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] silkylustre
Summary: Pepper Potts is so stressed she doesn't even have time for a Girl's Night Out. Natasha brings her an unusally relaxing gift.

An Herbalist’s Task (Dragon Age II)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Jaden56, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton
Summary: While searching for potion ingredients on the Wounded Coast, Anders comes into contact with a flower that has very potent - and unfortunate - side effects.

Look, Don't Touch (Teen Wolf (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] melly_diamond, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] readbythilia
Summary: Against all odds, Derek has found his forever in the person of one Jackson Whittemore, the man who broke down his walls (or at least found a chink in them) and dragged him back into the real world of love, relationships, and now, marriage. Well, almost marriage. Not quite yet, but soon.
Unless Stiles Stilinski has his way. Far from the skinny geek he once was, he now makes his living shaking his sweet ass for fun and profit, and when he shows up at the Whittemore-Hale bachelor party, he starts a ripple effect that might shake Derek’s walls to the ground.

Caitlin Snow Needs a Hug (The Flash (TV 2014), Supergirl (TV 2015))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer
Summary: Caitlin runs away, but that's okay because there's hugs where she ends up.

Sibelius' Eighth (Oxford Time Travel Universe - Connie Willis)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] lirin, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] idellaphod
Summary: Ever since the net had reopened to objects, Dunworthy had been given plenty of suggestions for what could be retrieved. A script for a lost play, books from a lost library...or the sheet music for a lost symphony.

Pillow Talk (Common Law (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] jaegermighty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] wingedwords
Summary: Travis' eyes widen. From Wes' vantage point, looming over his upside-down head, the expression is almost cartoonish. "You don't actually think we still need therapy?"

Recalculating (Stargate Atlantis)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] HYPERFocused, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton
Summary: Whoever they are, they're always them.

Let's Go Steal a First Order Ship (Leverage, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, [archiveofourown.org profile] cantarina, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, [archiveofourown.org profile] cantarina
Summary: Or rather
Five Times Poe Dameron Broke the Law Because of a Group of Pesky Thieves, a not!fic because kissing.
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ACLU Petition: Stop Trump from pardoning Joe Arpaio

Points out that a pardon would represent an official endorsement and back-pat for systematic violations of the rights of people of colour.
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(X-posted from my journal. Thanks to [personal profile] executrix and [personal profile] wendelah1 for pointing me towards some of these.)

Thanks to folks at [community profile] thisfinecrew for links, and links that led to other links among the following:

Solidarity Cville: Donate -- suggestions and links for local groups to support

Indivisble: Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville - Find an Event

The Nation: Here’s What You Can Do After Charlottesville

Indivisible: Are Your Members of Congress Doing Enough to Respond to the Charlottesville Terrorist Attack? -- though this is several days old and therefore lacks a script for HOLY FUCK THE PRESIDENT IS DEFENDING NEO-NAZIS (EVEN MORE) WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

SPLC releases new edition of Ten Ways to Fight Hate guide after Charlottesville attack

Politico: GOP chairmen resist hearings on white supremacy

They don't want it. Demand it.

[tumblr.com profile] plaidadder: Three Democratic members of the House have introduced a censure resolution.

You can read the text here.

Censure is a formal reprimand. It is not legally binding, but it is rare, and Sends a Message. MoveOn.org originally organized around a campaign to get Congress to censure Clinton instead of impeaching him.

This may be an attempt to accomplish something less difficult than impeachment; or it may be a trial run to see how many Republicans are ready to jump from the Trump Train.


ETA: Politico: Pelosi endorses censure of Trump over Charlottesville response -- apparently at least 79 Democrats have signed.

Not directly Charlottesville-related, but interesting and could be worth asking your reps to support:

H.R.1987 - Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act

To steal Wikipedia's explanation: "This bill would replace the Cabinet as the body that, together with the Vice President, determines whether Section 4 should be invoked. Under the bill, an eleven-member commission would conduct an examination of the President when directed to do so by a concurrent resolution of the Congress."

(Which, basically, shifts the power to forcibly 25th-Amendment the President back towards Congress to a greater degree, as opposed to depending entirely on the Cabinet which that President apppointed.)

Day 2 Reveals 2017

Aug. 18th, 2017 09:14 am
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Fixing Everyone's Troubles But Mine: A Love Story (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man (Movies), Captain America (Movies), Hawkeye (Comics))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] blue_pointer, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] SomethingIncorporeal
Summary: When Tony falls in lust with a straight bartender from Brooklyn, can Clint make magic happen? A little bribery, stalking, and seduction later, the answer may be...no.
But this isn't your run-of-the-mill RomCom. Hawkeye and his sidekick Bucky have a neighborhood to defend from the tracksuit mafia. When a heist goes terribly wrong, can Iron Man save the day?

there's a light on in the hallway (so you know i'm here) (Bandom, My Chemical Romance)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] doctorkilljoy, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lucifuge5
Summary: After a rough night, Gerard discovers a surprising secret about his neighbor, Ray Toro.

Six-Thirty Sharp (Critical Role (Web Series))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] sabinelagrande, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] argentumlupine, [archiveofourown.org profile] bienenalster, [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass, [archiveofourown.org profile] Jadesfire, [archiveofourown.org profile] jediseagull, [archiveofourown.org profile] kalakirya, [archiveofourown.org profile] KDHeart, [archiveofourown.org profile] Readbyanalise010, [archiveofourown.org profile] sabinelagrande, [archiveofourown.org profile] UstolemyNAME
Summary: It's just another day in the studio, but something's not quite right.

The Wellborn (The Queen's Thief - Megan Whalen Turner)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Ritterssport, [archiveofourown.org profile] Sunquistadora, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Shmaylor
Summary: Irene and Gen need to have a baby for political reasons, despite not especially wanting to. Gen is intersex, making this difficult, so they enlist Costis to help.

Not in the Report (Star Trek: The Original Series)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] snowynight, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira
Summary: While accurate mission reports are required by Starfleet regulation, Spock choose not to include some of the mission details concerning Jim and himself as they are not necessary for the fleet's examination.

i love you a latte (Teen Wolf (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] kellifer_fic, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton
Summary: "You... want me to come to your family reunion?"
"Yes."
"And you'll come to my best friend's wedding as...my... date?" Stiles thinks the whole proposition bears repeating.
"Yes," Derek says again, brows furrowing like he's starting to regret asking.

The Last on Your Path (The Pretender (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] the_rck, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] fred_mouse
Summary: Sydney's seeing things he knows can't be real. Eventually, he has to listen anyway.

SFBB07: Round 7 Coming Soon!

Aug. 18th, 2017 08:26 am
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Hello, everyone! I can't believe that we're nearing September 1st already (just two weeks!) and that we'll be starting our seventh round of Small Fandoms Bang! I wanted to let everyone know for sure that we're a go this year, and reiterate the most important dates for the next couple of months:

Sept 1: Author Sign-Ups Open
Nov 1: Artist Sign-Ups Open (And First Author Check-In)



If you have any comments about the last round, or questions/suggestions for the coming round, please feel free to leave them in a reply to this post. (Comments will be screened.)



If you'd like to pimp us out before we go live, just c&p the text from the textbox to share this banner:



The 10,000-word big bang for small fandoms is coming soon!
Author Sign-Ups Open Sept 1 | Artist Sign-Ups Open Nov 1




Thank you!

Day 1 Reveals 2017

Aug. 17th, 2017 09:19 am
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die before Methuselah (Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Original Trilogy)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] girlmarauders, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] knight_tracer
Summary: Padme and Obi-Wan in self-imposed exile on Tatooine.

A Surprise at the Ball (Allerleirauh | All-Kinds-Of-Fur (Fairy Tale))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] LadyBrooke, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] podfic_lover
Summary: Allerleirauh, from the perspective of the officials and newspapers.

Choose Your Own Inquisitor (Dragon Age: Inquisition)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass, [archiveofourown.org profile] Kess, [archiveofourown.org profile] Opalsong, [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] SomethingIncorporeal
Summary: A Choose Your Own Adventure story, DAI style.

Those who try to take a stroll, Are sure to get the klink (Captain America (Movies), Captain America - All Media Types)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] zombieunicorn, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Vaysh
Summary: After the Battle of Azzano, Bucky is somehow the senior most officer of the 107th left alive. Now, keeping his guys breathing is a much bigger war that fighting the Krauts.

The Pesky Superhero Job (Leverage, Supergirl (TV 2015))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] theleanansidhe
Summary: The crew decide to take down a white collar criminal in National City. It goes about as well as expected.

Five Times Christian Eriksen Helped His Teammates With Their Problems (Football RPF)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] ItsADrizzit, [archiveofourown.org profile] WhiteHaru37, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] annapods, [archiveofourown.org profile] Arioch, [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, [archiveofourown.org profile] frecklebombfic, [archiveofourown.org profile] fulldaysdrive, [archiveofourown.org profile] ItsADrizzit, [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] WhiteHaru37, [archiveofourown.org profile] wingedwords
Summary: Christian Eriksen has a lot of love for his Hotspur teammates, even if it does get him caught up in their antics and drama.
In which Chris just wants to ignore his feelings, Dele and Dier need to talk it out, Son Heung-min is a ridiculous human being, and everyone sends far too many text messages.

A Place at Home in the Stars (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies), Iron Man (Movies))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] dapatty, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] DuendeVerde4
Summary: Peter totally doesn't like-like Tony Stark, except that he does.

Love at First Swipe (Les Misérables - All Media Types)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] within_a_dream, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] fulldaysdrive
Summary: This is going to be Cosette's year. She's going off to college, which means she can turn over a new leaf and start dating. If that means working up the nerve to use Tinder, so be it.

PFAW Fact Sheets for Recess

Aug. 16th, 2017 07:05 pm
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People for the American Way has one-page fact sheets (great for tabling and canvassing!) about, e.g., the Mueller Russia investigation, voter suppression, separation of church and state, and opposing white supremacist hate:

http://act.pfaw.org/go/529?t=3&akid=126%2E3037677%2EcD6eBT

The site has lots of other tools and graphics too.
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The Women's March organization is holding a convention in Detroit on October 27-29 (Friday-Sunday): "an inaugural conference that will bring thousands of women and femmes of all backgrounds" together for "three days of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building." Base registration fee is $295 but there are scholarships available.

I C&Pd the registration link, if it doesn't work try womensmarch.com.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-presents-the-inaugural-womens-convention-2017-tickets-36830022589?link_id=1&can_id=8a862b6f2873206cd5111e31602e9c90&source=email-happy-mothers-day-thank-you-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2&email_referrer=happy-mothers-day-thank-you-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2&email_subject=announcing-the-womens-convention
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The "alt-right" (aka totally literal Nazis) will be rallying in multiple cities across America this Saturday and at various other times this month.

There doesn't seem to be any central clearing house of information, so if you'd like to join a counterprotest, I suggest googling with the name of your city. I did that and found that there is an alt-right protest in Los Angeles this Saturday (outside Google, to protest them firing the sexist employee), and a counterprotest which I will be joining. Details on my DW if you're in the area.

Sunday August 20 Ready to Resist call

Aug. 15th, 2017 04:47 pm
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MoveOn's Ready to Resist call on fighting white supremacy, August 20 at 8 pm (Eastern). Signups: https://act.moveon.org/survey/readytoresist15

Posting Schedule 2017

Aug. 14th, 2017 11:46 pm
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Here's the posting schedule. The mods will reveal the work on AO3, so all participants might want to do on that day is update the posting date on their work, so it'll show up on fandom RSS feeds. Unfortunately, AO3 won't let you list a posting date in the future, so you'll have to manually change it on the day you want it to show on the RSS.

Please be sure to have your work ready for your reveal day, with the podfic links and streaming in the body of the work. The mods will check all posts prior to their posting date and contact you with any issues we see, but please double-check your own posts as well in case we miss something. Mods will reveal on AO3 and crosspost to this comm on DW and Tumblr. Once the project is live, you're free to crosspost wherever else you'd like.

Reminder #1: Party Favors are due August 26, and will be posted August 27.
Reminder #2: To those participants with extensions, please remember that your due date is our agreed-upon extension date, not your posting date. However, if you would like to turn in a postable draft at your deadline and then update it between then and your posting date, you may.

Schedule )

A Plaque on Both Your Houses

Aug. 15th, 2017 03:35 pm
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History is a record of what happened, not the (much shorter) record of GOOD things that happened. So my advice to courts and legislatures considering Confederate monument cases would be to impose a mandatory injunction keeping the monument there--with a plaque attached saying something like "NAME fought to defend the South's heritage of persecution and exploitation, a disgrace to humanity that exists to this day. NEVER FORGET. Paid for by Black Lives Matter and the NAACP."

Day of Action: Defend DACA

Aug. 15th, 2017 07:57 am
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Today is a National Day of Action for DACA and Immigrant Youth.

Visit DefendDACA.com to find an event near you, as well as some talking points to use when calling your congressional representatives to ask them to please support DACA.

[Cross-posted to [community profile] podsaveamerica]
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For opposing Trump's version of a renegotiated NAFTA:


Tell your Representative to oppose Trump's NAFTA re-do!
Call 202-224-3121 to be connected with your Representative's office.

**********************************

Here is a sample script of what to say:
Hello, my name is ________ and I am calling from ________. I am calling to urge Representative ________ to publicly oppose Donald Trump’s plan to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. We need a new NAFTA but not one negotiated by Trump that will be worse for people and the planet than the old one.
I am counting on Rep _______ to represent us in Congress and to stop Trump’s plan to hamstring effective regulation of cancer- causing chemicals and to preclude the adoption of similar legislation by Congress.
Trump’s new NAFTA also threatens to stop future action to save bees that are dying at alarming rates. Scientists have found that neonicotinoid pesticides, manufactured by Bayer and Syngenta, are a leading driver in global bee declines and putting our food system and agricultural economy at risk.
I therefore urge Representative _______ to speak out against Trump’s plan to renegotiate NAFTA. We need a new NAFTA when we get a new and completely different President.
Thank you.
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Thank you for telling your Representative to oppose the new NAFTA!

Tell us how it went:
Click here to email us feedback on your call or email!

Charlottesville

Aug. 14th, 2017 05:30 pm
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[twitter.com profile] SaraJBenincasa THREAD: I think it would be cool if tons of folks donated to good Charlottesville-based nonprofits those Nazi jerks would really hate. So...

Expanded version as an article on Medium

I know there are lots of other link lists and recommendations for places to donate floating around, so maybe people could add them in comments?

And, obviously, US people could usefully call their reps and ask them to explicitly condemn white supremacist terrorism (if your reps have already done so, you can phone or send them a card to thank them!).
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From [tumblr.com profile] delurkingdetective's post here:

If you’re worried about nuclear war, one actual thing you can do to prevent it is to call your representatives and ask them to cosponsor the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act. It would require Trump (and any future president) to get congressional approval to use nuclear weapons as a first strike (as opposed to retaliation after someone uses them first). It was proposed back in January and seems really, really relevant these days.

You can check if your reps are cosponsors here:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/669/cosponsors
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/200/cosponsors

If they’re not a cosponsor, call and ask them to become one.

If they’re already a cosponsor, call them and thank them, and ask them to release a press release reaffirming their support. The more news there is about this, the more likely the GOP leadership will feel pressured to actually deal with this.


And (idea inspired by [personal profile] recessional): if they're already cosponsoring/speaking out, you can send them a thank you card. Representatives get very little positive reinforcement, so any bit they get makes an impact. Reinforce the behaviour you want to encourage!

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