sweetgadget: (kratos didn't do it)
Need new job. So I've started hunting for one. I've forgotten how stressful it is and how much I hate finding references, And since I've only ever had the filing job that I'm currently at, how very pathetic my job history looks. I don't even have college as an excuse since I've only been able to afford 4 classes since high school. And just, argh.*shakes fist at the job gods*

Hell, well, I live in hope. The glorious hope of getting paid more and escaping scanning in a windowless room.

*applies more*
sweetgadget: (not good)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] write_light at BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way

From the flist: 

Spread the word, even you're not a US citizen, it is important for everyone!! It easy to do and it can change everything. More info by clicking on the banner.

Website Blocking

The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users

It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

Chaos for the Internet

Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.

Read this analysis from boing-boing.net

Get on the phone and call your representative. Express your disapproval. Tell him or her exactly how you feel, and that you don't support this. Tell your friends to call their representatives, their Congressperson, and complain. Mention that you are a registered voter that takes your civic responsibility seriously and that you will use that vote to express your feelings about this.


“We support the bill’s stated goals — providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign ‘rogue’ websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting,” the Internet companies wrote in Tuesday’s letter. “Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites.”  The chamber-led coalition in support of the bill includes Walmart, Eli Lilly & Co. and Netflix.

Google and other opponents of the legislation argue that restricting the Internet in the U.S. sets a bad international precedent and that the language defines infringing too broadly.


American Censorship
Whitehouse Petition
Fight For the Future
Save the Internet

sweetgadget: (snape's bitches)
I am crazy tired. But in a good way. I got up really early today to attend the UU church in Ann Arbor before I headed off to my sword class. It was interesting and definitely different from my parents church. Though not in a bad way, just not what I'm used to. I think I'll go back next week.

So after that I headed to my swordsmanship lesson. Today was my first one and it was interesting and pretty awesome. Turns out I'm too late to join up with the current Basic students, they're too far along for me to catch up to them. The next session of Basic starts up next month though, so it's not too bad a wait. Until then I'm just going to observe the current students and be the demo monkey for when they need a complete noob to demo what the other students doing wrong. Or to mock the way the Society for Creative Anachronisms teaches swordsmanship which is pretty hilarious since they're set up right next to us and can hear every word that Sal is saying.

I can't wait till I can get started. it's going to be amazing. *strikes pose* I'm going to be the best swordswoman ever! *grins*
sweetgadget: (wit beyond measure)
Have recently gotten a hold of Dragon Age: Origins and I have thus far concluded that Alister and Morrigan need to have angry sex to get over their issues with each other. Or that could just make it worse....

The bickering is hilarious, though. *grins*

New Fandom

Jun. 26th, 2011 10:38 am
sweetgadget: (injured kotetsu)
Jumping on the Tiger & Bunny bandwagon. Is it even a bandwagon? I don't even care. *grins and twirls in happy circles* I love this show with all my sweet little fangirl heart. It hits all my buttons.

Does it have bromance? Yes. Does it have superheros with powers? Yes. An interesting premise? Yes. Does it have pretty awesome people? Yes. Does it make me laugh? Yes. Is my life now complete? Yes, yes and yes!

Yay new fandom!

sweetgadget: (Default)
Have finally gotten my new laptop and I love it so far. His name is Gabriel and I really hope that doesn't mean he'll start fucking with my head for the hell of it. Which is why I originally tried to name him Cas but it wasn't sticking so Gabriel it is. I'm basically settled in I just need to move over my ridiculously large iTunes library along with my old word docs and then I'm set. *dances*

M'kay, it ridiculously late right now so I'm going to get to bed. Have to watch the kids group at my parents church tomorrow. *glaces at clock* Well, more like today. Bah. I hope it isn't going to be like last week so I can some more knitting done. Hm. Maybe I can distract them with yarn in between to Jesus bits? It worked in the beginning at least...

I Am Alive!

May. 1st, 2011 06:11 pm
sweetgadget: (sunshine donna)
I live! And I have a job! Yay! At least till the end of June or July. Which is not so yay. But still having a job is of the good. I'm a file clerk and it's kinda mind numbing sometimes; now that I've got the hang of it, but then I pretend that I'm Donna Noble and everything somehow becomes a little more epic. Because that's what Donna does.

Also, have recently discovered that I can't focus if I don't have a knitting project that I'm working on because I keep wanting to look through patterns and buy yarn if I don't have something taking up my attention. It's less dangerous to my money to have a project going. Think I might start an attempt at the Doctor Who scarf sometime soonish because that'll take me forever. Currently working on cute set of corset gloves that are working up pretty quickly. They should look like this (www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/corseted-mitts) when they're done. I'm doing mine in a stripy orange with gray ribbon. And it will be totally awesome.

Also, need to start working on that green bustle skirt for WorldSteam or it'll never be done in time. And it must! Because how else am I going to be the Head Librarian Mechanic of Endellion Gray the most famous mechanized library in Scotland without a lovely outfit that fits the part? Granted, the bussle skirt is intended more toword the masquerade ball bit of the con but I'm fairly certain that the point still stands. I think. For my not formal wear I'm thinking more riding skirt sorta thing that can go between pants and skirt at my will. Maybe something like this, www.ladiesemporium.com/store/002783.php, but in black and with more pockets. Sensible blouse, a matching vest and a nice tool belt and then we should be in business. Hopefully. And maybe a bowler hat for the hell of it. Because I like hats, mainly. I've got some ideas for mods but until I have everything I'm not going to go too crazy.

Shall try to update more often but no promises.
sweetgadget: (pretty TARDIS)
Found while wandering the net:

For the Further Progression of Literary Domination
* * * * * *

"Bind her wrists with
typewriter ribbons


Anais Nin
quotes on
her thighs."

they pull you down
on the bed

newsprint laid out
underneath you


the needle

Words form on flesh in between the silence:

Dreams are necessary to life.


Each contact with a human being is so rare,
so precious,
one should preserve it. 

in Courier typeface,
letter by letter

You wish this dream would never end,
the pressure of her hands,
her mouth on yours
the hot tattoo needle
raising a welt
with each stroke
would go on 'til dawn.
sweetgadget: (snape's bitches)
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Dude, Green Lanturn. The only limit is the scope of your imangination which most definatly beats web slinging. Besides, I can turn my powers off by simply taking off the ring, less of a hassle. I won't accidently start stcking to things.

Less pain and angst all around.
sweetgadget: (not amused)
Religions prof is an idiot of epic proportions who has no idea how to lecture and doesn't know his subject at all. He also never remembers what he assigned us to read and so I ca never be as prepared as I want to be because the reading that he assigned last week becomes completely irreverent to that session. And it annoys and frustrates the ever loving shit out of me because I paid a lot of cash for that class and I have no way of getting it back now. This was also the class that I was looking the most forward to as well so that's another layer on my rage cake. There are probably about three other intelligent/well read people in the class. This is important because the prof likes to make the whole class into one big discussion to try and cover up his incompetence and blatant bias towards Christianity, which, besides me and the three other smart/well read people, no one cares about because they're all white and Christian. It's extra annoying as well that when ever I attempt to add to the 'discussion' that he'll just basically restate whatever I say with extra 'ums' and 'ahs' for added emphasis. And today we got a bonus dose of sexism, white male privilege and idiocy while attempting to discuss oral vs. written tradition.

So, I'm just kind of pissed off.

On the bright side, my Marriage & Family course is brilliant. I think I'm going to really sad when it ends because the prof is just completely fantastic; which just makes the contrast between the two classes even more stark concerning the Religion course's shittyness. Granted, I accidently got the wrong edition of the book but I'll have that fixed soon enough and than all shall be daises and chocolates.
sweetgadget: (good times)

You are the Gadgeteer, the embodiment of steampunk technology.  Ironically, many of the things that most define your style are probably too large to easily carry about, but given the opportunity you would prefer to be seen surrounded by boiler engines, gear-driven calculators, and incredible automata.  Of all the steampunk fashion styles, you place the greatest emphasis on technological accessories, and you are the most likely to create elaborate gadgets that are as much a part of your outfit as your clothes.  You probably have goggles, but unlike most people you consider them to be for more than decoration.  Whereas most people might look odd carrying a satchel of tools around, for  you they may well be essential.  Above all, you remind everyone that what sets the genre apart from Victoriana is simply the level of technology.

sweetgadget: (snape's bitches)
It's Christmas Eve and my dad's cursing out the oven. Again. Because he still hasn't hasn't figured out the silly thing works. So My sister and I are mainly the one doing the cooking as we point and laugh. *grins*
sweetgadget: (sunshine donna)
This semester is over! WOO! I'm glad that's over with. Now all I have to do is veg and job hunt. Also, my grandpa is pretty freaking awesome because he's offered to help me out with college next semester which means I actally have money left over that I can use to buy Christmas presents and take three classes. *does a little dance* Which is awesome because I hate it when I get Christmas presents but I haven't given any. Makes me feel ridiculously selfish and scroogey even though I don't really like Christmas too much. I do like the giving and receiving bits though. Mainly I just hate how everyt year the fundies will get up in arms about the 'War on Christmas' and go on about how 'Jesus is the Reason for the Season' - it's really annoying. The Pagans had it first. *rolls eyes* Though I'm thinking about to a Christmas/ Christmas Eve (not sure) Mass this year because I've heard it's very pretty. At the very least it'll be interesting. And maybe I'll volunteer at a soup kitchen or charity. I've been meaning to do that anyway.

Also, my knitting is going very well. I've nearly got my fingerless gloves done along with my mum's and I'm starting on a new project. Fingerless Snake Mittens! (runningjackknits.blogspot.com/2008/09/its-here.html) I'm doing the snake in rainbow yarn and the actal glove in turquoise. It's going to be awesome. I'm pretty sure Lauren will love it. *grins* Plus I get a fox hat out of the deal. Not a fox fox hat but a felt one that looks like a fox. Just clearing that up.
sweetgadget: (pretty princess sam)
I've messed up my sleeping schedule. Again. I'm fairly sure I'm still babysitting for the Conley's today but I'll have to call and make sure when it gets to be a more reasonable hour for that sort of thing. Plus I need to remind her about last week's pay. Still, at this rate I'm fairly sure that I'll have enough for next semester if I can convince my family that a college class is a perfectly good present and that they should ignore the way I've been drooling over certain corsets, skirts and lace-up boots during my internet wanderings. I can do without them but I need that class.

Also, I've gotten really bored of my current layout so I'm switching it to something else. Possibly adding a header. I'll get back to you on that.
sweetgadget: (not good)
Didn't pass my driver's test. 45 dollars down the drain for nothing.

Fuck everything.

No Dice...

Nov. 12th, 2010 06:49 pm
sweetgadget: (not good)
McDonald's was supposed to call me by now if I got the job, so I guess I don't have a job. Dammit. Still. What did I expect really? I mean the only job experience I've got is babysitting and who wants to take a chance when there are all of these way more qualified people who are out of work? It probably went to one of them.  Bah. It would have been really freaking nice if they'd taken me on so I could get those classes I wanted next semester. *sigh*  At the rate this job hunt is going I'm beginning to think I should just set up a nanny service and be done with it. I've got the experience and I'm certified for CPR and first-aid... It could work. I think I need to put some thought into this.. And possibly start going to my old church so I can get some more contacts. Because I'm certainly not going back for the religion. Way too much green jello delivered to my door. Well, I'll have to do some research. Or there's that bank teller position that I heard about. Might be something there.

knitting and NanNoWriMo )
sweetgadget: (sunshine donna)

George, you are amazing. Keep on doing that please.
sweetgadget: (pretty TARDIS)

"I once had this dream that there was this set of special bombs hidden all over the world. The bombs looked like hinged glass balls with intricate whirring mechanisms inside. Some were dangerous, some were good, all of them changed the universe in different ways. There was one, the perfect bomb, the one everyone searched for: the Love Bomb.

In the dream someone had found one of the bombs. A small group of us gathered on a hill and he showed it to us. It was beautiful; all the gears and spindles inside were different colors, working furiously. "Do you know what this is?" he said and smiled. Then for just a split-second, he opened it, and the world changed.

Huge flowers and trees burst from the ground and opened. Beautiful buildings of grand design shot up along the horizon. Birds that we'd never seen flew into the air, banners and streamers unfurled across the sky which was on fire with color and light. Everything seemed to dance and leap into the air and change color. Tears streamed down our faces as we saw it all, felt it all, as we felt this beautiful music and joy and love filling our lungs like too much air. And the whole world, the entire universe felt it.

When he closed the bomb, we almost tore him apart trying to get it back.

Today, all this purple hoopla, should be about combating all the meanness in the world with a ferocious goodness. What the hell is "different"? We're all fucking different. We're all WILDLY different. Just start loving everyone, because everyone's worthy of love. You put that love out into the sphere and it'll be felt. You open a love bomb." -

This is exactly what I feel about everything right now. All the utter shit that has been going down. Why can't we just shut the fuck up about how different is 'wrong' and grow the fuck up and get over ourselves? Because really, all it takes is to sit up, take notice and do something about what's been happening. Really. To not let people get away with being bullies and bigots because society considers them more important then the people that they are bullying.

So, stand the hell up and do something! Because no one deserves to be pushed to the point where they feel that life isn't worth living.
sweetgadget: (sunshine donna)
So, had a good day today. Was going to go job-hunting in Novi but decided that sleep was far more important which led to some very strange dreams about my mother and I shopping at Wal-Mart  with our car full of pizza boxes and cats while on on epic quest to find the Golden Dildo. During which we somehow bent time and space and the Doctor showed up and called us stupid apes. Yeah, I don't know either but I'm sure Freud would have a field day.

Sent in some more applications which I'm pretty sure are going to get ignored since my only work experience consists of babysitting. Speaking of babysitting, the Days had me look after their kids tonight which is awesome and my bank account is now thirty bucks richer. Which is also awesome. *grins* Granted, I can't spend it on anything fun since I'm saving up for next semester classes but thirty bucks is thirty bucks. *shrugs*
sweetgadget: (pretty princess sam)
So tired, but I can't get to sleep for the life of me. It's very annoying because in about four or five hours I'm supposed to get up and babysit a three year old and a baby. Luckily, they're generally well behaved most of the time so hopefully that'll be that case this time.

My sleeping schedule is just ridiculously fucked up though. Haven't been able to get to bed at a decent hour for days and I kinda want to kill something. Maybe I can make a deal with a magic entity/god and go on a quest for sleep powder with no nasty side effects? Cause I really wouldn't mind slaying nasty beasts/taking cure of a far off realms problems/teaching the cure to toe fungus if it got me some decent sleep. I'd offer you my first-born but I've watched Labyrinth too many times.

Also, do I just have a face that says "I will totally listen to all your problems and provide sage advice on how to fix them"? Because apparently I do lately. It's probaly what I get for wearing a shirt that offers free hugs... *is baffled* But I routinely get people who sit down at my Starbucks table and after I do the polite bit of saying hi and and asking how they are, they proceed to answer honestly. I really have no idea why. And because I'm crazy I do my best to sort them out. Oy. Never let it be said life is boring. Though I think some of the staff have bets on whether my study sessions are going to turn into therapy sessions...
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