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Joanna Newsom
Title: If You Were Thinking About it Clearly
Fandom: Gossip Girl
Genre: Angsty-ish, drama
Pairings/Characters: Chuck/Vanessa, mentions of Chuck/Blair and Nate/Vanessa
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Spoilerish for up to The Dark Night. Written for i_am_girlfriday. It was supposed to be crack, but it isn't...
Summary: She still doesn't know why she agreed to go with him to the party.

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19th-Nov-2007 09:32 pm - The Beckett/Weir AU Ficathon!
Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Dum, dum, dum! Officially announing the AU Beckett/Weir ficathon!

Why it is AU? Because the term in this instance embodies alternate timeline, etc. and because unless you just really want to work for it, canon doesn't like us anymore! But that's alright because we have fanon!

So, the rules! At least 1,000 words (though we're not counting, so just get close) by January 11th. Though if you're a bit late on that, we won't tar and feather you! ;)

To sign up, just comment before Dec. 15 (give or take a few days) with "I, [lj username], wish to participate in the ficathon. You can contact me at [email]." (The email is just for reminders).

Then on January 11th, I'll make another post, and you can comment to that with a link to your fic, and then I'll make a masterlist. Sound easy? That's because it is! :D
11th-Nov-2007 09:03 pm - Project Download
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Thought I'd pass this on.

There's a community called projectdownload, and this girl is trying to get 5 million hits on Megaupload to get brain surgery.

I know, the first thing that tends to pop into your mind is that the girl is a fraud. Here is what I say to you. If she's telling the truth think about how much good you are doing her. If she isn't, how bad is it to risk those seconds of your time? So what if possibly some bad person gets money you didn't give them if the alternative is possibly not helping someone who really needs it?

And as an added incentive, Neil Gaiman was willing to post about it in his journal.

BTW, the download is a small text file, I have no computer virus, and it took all of three seconds to do it. And you can do it once a day. So what are you waiting for?
22nd-Oct-2007 03:44 pm - Filaments, SGA, PG-13
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Title: Filaments
Fandom: SGA
Genre: Angst
Pairings/Characters: Cadman/Heightmeyer, mostly
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Femmeslash, slightly experimental writing
Summary: Laura goes to talk to Kate after hours
Notes: Beta'ed by starrylizard a long time ago, and then merlins_sister made me post it. Set late season two, I think. Somewhere around there.

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21st-Oct-2007 08:17 pm - OMG, my professor HAS converted me!
Maggie Gyllenhaal

What is Your World View?
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Postmodernism is the belief in complete open interpretation. You see the universe as a collection of information with varying ways of putting it together. There is no absolute truth for you; even the most hardened facts are open to interpretation. Meaning relies on context and even the language you use to describe things should be subject to analysis.

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30th-May-2007 08:16 pm - *sigh*
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Okay, update, I know. But this ticks me off.

From the CNet article about the matter:

"Our decision here was not based on pure legal issues," countered Six Apart's Berkowitz. "It was based on what community we want to build and what we think is appropriate within that community and what's not. We have an awful broad range of discussions and topics and other things going on in LiveJournal, and we encourage other broad-ranging conversations on all sorts of topics. This was a specific case where we felt there was not a reason (for these journals to stay online)." Berkowitz said.

Berkowitz said the company would "obviously apologize" to anyone whose journal was deleted in error but added: "That's going to be a very small minority of the sites. I would be shocked if it's more than a dozen."

So there you have it. That's what LJ thinks about the matter.

A good amount of links on the matter: http://roaring.livejournal.com/70304.html

I think it's just a sad state of affairs. The amount of communities banned, some of them for no good reason, the unapologetic stance of LJ. At this point I know I'm staying here for the other people here. It hasn't just been incest and rape fic. It's been a lot of journals that had nothing to do with that. Who knows what is next. Whatever LJ decides doesn't fit into the image it wants of itself. I know I don't fit in that image. I recently paid for my account, but after it runs out... it's going to take a lot for me to ever give another cent in good faith to a company who so drastically represents a different stance than I do.
30th-May-2007 04:28 pm - Fandom should stand together
From the desk of
If you are in any way involved with any fandom, then join fandom_counts.

Am seriously considering my own options if this continues.
Maggie Gyllenhaal
I know I don't say terrible amounts on the comings and goings of fandom. I follow it like crazy, for sure (with my fabulous flist, who couldn't?).

The whole Warriors for Innocence thing though? It hits a few sore spots.

For those who need the catch up (Really, you still do?):

Basically (and you may read, make your own opinions of what happened), a bunch of journals and communities were deleted for having interests such as incest, rape, pedophilia, etc.

(Side note, I think to be fair to LJ, read http://femmequixotic.livejournal.com/292480.html, which isn't them talking, but is as close to it as you can get)

Personally, I know a lot of these sorts of people. If anyone doesn't know, I'll state here I read and enjoy Wincest, Petrellicest, I've written that sort of stuff in HP fandom before. I know a lot of people who do all of the above.

But besides feeling like these are my people, I think there's a bigger issue. It's not the fact that some of these journals were basically harmless (there was a journal about the book Lolita deleted in the purging).

No, what I am going to rant about, and what I shake my finger at those of you saying "well it's just the journals with the child!porn and incest" for is CENSORSHIP.

Yes, censorship.

Because I've said here before I have a bone to pick with America, and a large part of it is that they tote that I have all these freedoms while subverting them away secretly. I saw a newscast about people trying to get Fahrenheit 451 taken from a school because it was anti-Christian (oh, the irony).

But we're authors. Even if all we write is fanfiction, we are supposed to stand for the truth, as it is. And that truth can include everything that reality itself can include. That's why it is fiction. Yes, reality is raped in the hands of a bad writer, and no, not all of these subjects are given the proper respect by everyone who touches them.

But they are real. I've seen serious literature take a fall to these groups, and I realize this isn't always the same. That some of these fanfics are about OMG!the hawt sex! and what not. I don't care. I don't agree if I care for the things that happens in those stories or not. I don't want to see any piece of writing fall to the hands of censorship. I can't believe any of you would either. Because it is about what it stands for. It stands for our freedom. This is our ability to explore the issues we chose and try to expand points of views with words. For better or worse. It's not about if every person does it. It's not about if every piece of fiction is meaningful. It's about our right to do it.

And I'm not just talking about LJ. I'm talking about every gain that the people who try to censor writing gain. Because Ray Bradbury was right. It comes in little steps. We try not to offend one group of people. Then another. Then another. Then we have no books, no writing, that way we aren't offending anyone.

So anyone let me know if this thing gets any sort of real movement going. I'm on board.

And yes, if censorship weren't involved, I wouldn't be so dramatic, but it is, it is what is happening, and I don't stand by it.
From the desk of
Title: If We Die Before the Snow Falls
Fandoms: Torchwood/Heroes
Genre: General, somewhat Angsty, somewhat AU
Pairings/Characters: Jack/Claire, mentions of Claire/Peter
Rating: R
Warnings:sex with a minor, mentioned incest, mentioned character death
Summary: They both had the things they had lost and the places they didn't want to be anymore.
Notes: Beta'ed by starrylizard and kijikun. It was written after ".07%", so minor spoilers up to that. Not any huge Torchwood spoilers.

She’s seventeen and older than anyone he’s known besides the Doctor.Collapse )
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