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08 March 2012 @ 12:36 pm

Kaito got a live concert appearance Kaito got a live concert appearance KAITO GOT A LIVE CONCERT APPEARANCE

I can't coherent right now

I always believed in you, Kaito-nii

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A few months ago, I became a brony. (Or a filly. Pegasister? What is the presently accepted catchy term for a female adult MLP fan? Do we have a gender-neutral one?)

My nostalgia for the old G1 ponies I'd played with so much in my girlhood was mounting, and reached a critical mass sometime around the point where I kept hearing about how entertaining the new show was, and I finally broke when I found out that the fandom was prolific, enthusiastic, and wrote interesting things. (This is a fandom where I much prefer gen to anything else - and despite the proliferation of shipping fics, I have no trouble finding really good gen. This is a good feeling.)

So, I watched it. And I liked it! Oh, sure, it was unremittingly For Little Girls. I routinely roll my eyes at the sheer proliferation of pink and hearts in the toyline. The characters are drawn in broad strokes, and after watching an episode I can usually find several things about the story and execution that fell flat for me.

But goodness, it was so charming! And even kind of feminist! And the broad strokes the characters are drawn in are entertaining and likable broad strokes! And the main characters even subvert some annoying stereotypes! The book-loving nerd is a take-charge heroine too, erudite and wordy without falling into "impenetrable Hollywood genius speak" or being insufferably superior. The girly clothes-obsessed diva? A designer, who takes her work very seriously and runs her own boutique. It's not like there weren't ever things that annoyed me, but I came to love the show, and I love it still.


Oh, yes, there's a but.

As tends to happen, this new show I liked so much had some Problems.

Complaining about shows I like: My Little Pony, Part 1: How I StartedCollapse )

Complaining about shows I like: My Little Pony, Part 2: The Problem of DerpyCollapse )

... Now, I'm probably not going to stop watching. I am in the quandary of the fan of problematic things - my favorite show did something really gross, yet the stories and characters still resonate with me and I still love the art and it's still really cute and enjoyable, dammit. I like it and I like the friendly corners of fandom I've found and I like what I've gotten out of this show, emotionally.

But I'm not gonna ignore that it has problems, either. And I'm going to start talking more about those problems, because y'know what? Silence is support.

(I'm also going to engage in a little Discontinuity to try and make it less awful in my head. It never really happened, or it didn't actually happen that WAY, or Derpy switched her allergy meds and the new brand threw her for a loop. I don't know. I don't want to erase people with mental disabilities, but if that scene is how this show is going to portray someone with a mental disability, then I don't think they should be trusted with characters who have mental disabilities.)

On that note, anyone know how to send a complaint to Hasbro?

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23 December 2011 @ 10:26 am
Not that I was really using this thing anymore anyway, but I'm officially out. Site changes that render LiveJournal essentially unusable for me, and the staff's terrible attitude towards its users, have finally uprooted me after eight years.

I'm fuyu over on Dreamwidth. If you're heading over there, feel free to add me! o/
14 June 2011 @ 12:06 am
Emerging from my cave of non-posting and Minecraft for something important!

Originally posted by kythryne at internet powers, activate!
Okay, people. I need you to take this viral, and fast.

We know someone in upstate New York who needs a good custody lawyer ASAP. I'm not at liberty to go into details publicly, but this woman is very afraid that her abusive boyfriend is going to get sole custody of her young child.  She's presently being represented by a public defender who doesn't seem to care about the case, and she has very few resources left at this point. Her next hearing is on Thursday.

If you know a good lawyer in New York State who might be willing to take this case for a low fee or pro bono, or at least offer her advice or support, please let me know. If you don't know anyone, please repost this far and wide. As a mother and an abuse survivor, it makes me absolutely sick to my stomach to contemplate a child being left in the hands of an abuser.

I can be reached at kythryne@gmail.com if you have any leads or want to help.

The internet can work miracles. Let's go.

24 March 2011 @ 10:24 am
What the hell are all these feelings?

Inge decided to be difficult right before I left work, and I already had a headache, so I left aggravated and with EVERY SINGLE THING pissing me off. Got to school ready to claw off my own face, or possibly someone else's, or possibly a telephone pole.

Then I saw the nice green lawns and just wanted to roll in them. While still feeling claw-my-face-off too-big-for-my-skin frustrated.

Then I noticed, as I was leaving algebra class, that one of my classmates had a Starbucks cup and the thought crossed my mind briefly of physically assaulting him for his hot chocolate. (It probably wasn't even hot chocolate he was holding. I just saw a brown beverage and went CHOCOLATE!)

Then I wanted to roll in the grass again. Also possibly SCREAM TO THE WORLD to ANNOUNCE MY PRESENCE! CAPSLOCK!!!!

Is this PMS, spring fever, or just a really weird mood? I don't know what my emotions are doing!
Current Mood: restlessrestless
22 March 2011 @ 06:46 am
[Some spoilers for the Uncovering Secrets Framed in Gold storyline.]

The thing is done...Collapse )
20 March 2011 @ 02:38 am
New Kaiji season new Kaiji season new Kaiji season yesssss

11 March 2011 @ 02:43 pm
I am completely at a loss for what to say.

I've thrown some money in the general direction of disaster relief, verified the safety of my near and dear in affected areas, and now my brain's just kind of backing off to try and process everything.

I hope all your near and dear are safe as well.
01 March 2011 @ 02:58 am
I love the narratives that emerge in Echo Bazaar.

My character is a seasoned, cynical lady thief who came to the Neath to seek her fortune. Read more...Collapse )

... Yeah, that's the amount of story I've wrung out of a night's actions on a casual browser game. God damn I love Echo Bazaar.
everything is going wrong

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