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My LJ days are coming to an end

I hate to let this go, but with work starting again, my family responsibilities, and waning fannish interests, I don't have the energy to keep this journal going. I've let my extra userpic accounts expire and the same will happen with my paid account in the middle of the month. I'll keep the basic account up and running, so I can still check in with my flist now and then.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for five wonderful years together. I came here looking for a community and found more than I ever expected: friendship, creativity, beauty, inspiration, collaboration, and knowledge. I honestly wish I had the time to send each of you a personal message expressing how much you have meant to me. Please know you have touched my life, and been there for me in countless ways.

I hope we can continue to stay in contact in some form. As I mentioned, I plan to check in from time to time. If you ever need to reach me, send an e-mail to elliotsmelliot@gmail.com. If any of you are on facebook and want to connect that way, send me a PM.

I wish all of you health, happiness, and love in 2013. May your fandoms please you and muses cooperate!
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Rediscovering the X-Files: A Photo Essay

Catching up on S1 of Fringe recently did more than simply fill the speculative fiction hole in my TV schedule. Watching Olivia and the Bishops race against time to solve supernatural mysteries was awfully familiar and yet not. It filled me with a certain nostalgia that led me to be reunited with my past love and first fandom experience, The X-Files.

In the last few months, I decided to re-watch my favourite XF episodes from my favourite seasons S3-S6. For the most part the experience was like reaching into my closet and finding my favourite old jeans still fit. Scully! Mulder! Skinner! Samantha! The Gunmen! Krycek! Marita! CSM! Grrr Fowley! Grrr Bill Scully! It is amazing what I had forgotten. I used to know every detail of the mytharc. I knew dialogue by heart, some of which came back as I watched. I also discovered a few things about myself that I had forgotten. I thought I would share the highlights of my passionate trip down memory lane, including my crushes, my favourite episodes, my fandom lie, and some fic recs. Please be warned, there are spoilery references.

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Happy International Women's Day! 100 years + 100 women=100 comments

Today is International Women's Day, an opportunity to reflect on the progress made in women's rights and acknowledge how much work is left toward the fight for equality.

Since it is IWD's 100th anniversary, I am inviting my flist to celebrate women by leaving a comment with the name of a fictional women from any realm (TV, books, movies, plays, comics, games) who means something to them and an explanation about why you are recognizing her. I had my students do this last night with real women. It was great to see a lot famous women remembered alongside moms and sisters!

So here's the deal: Leave a comment with your fictional women's name in the subject heading and in the comment space, tell us something about her. Feel free to comment as often as you like! One comment per woman! You are welcome to comment on other people's choices. If someone already mentioned your choice(s), try to add someone new. My goal is to get to at least 100 comments with 100 different womens being celebrated.

I will post a complete list of the 100 women mentioned tomorrow. Hey, if we go over 100, that's cool too! I'll get us started!

ETA 12:30 - You guys are awesome! We are 1/4 of the way to 100. Keep it going!

ETA 4:20 - We are up to 50 women! Halfway there. Thank you to everyone who is participating. I learning lots about my flist and the women they love.

ETA 6:40 - We are up to 82 amazing women. Let's bring pull together the last 18. If you are looking for inspiration, the movie gals are under represented.
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Fic: Homeward Bound for Lost Hohoho

Title: Homeward Bound
Characters/Pairing: Juliet, Sawyer, Daniel, Miles, Jin, young Ben, Jacob, early Juliet/Sawyer
Rating: PG 13
Warnings: Spoilers for S5, mild language
Summary: A year in the life of Juliet Burke, circa 1974 - on island and off.
Author notes: Written for the lostsquee Hohoho exchange for coulourmayfade based on her prompt 'Happiness for Juliet'. Many thanks to valhalla37 for the beta.

Why does she feel the need to scratch Juliet was here somewhere so she can be sure of her own existence?
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Feeling Whimsical!

Thanks for the good wishes for my friend. We are still waiting to hear how the surgery went. In the meantime, I want to play make believe.

If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often or ever) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me.

It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.

When you're finished, post this little paragraph in your LJ and see what your friends come up with.
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My 100 Favourite Fictional Females - Part Three

Spunky, silly, and serious – these are my favourite fictional girls. They navigate their coming of age with a combination of bravado, wit and awkwardness. War and violence causes some of them to grow up too soon, or not at all. For others, puberty is their major source of angst. These are not all my favourite girls, some of the others will show up in the next category - Petticoats and Prairie Gals.

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My 100 Favourite Fictional Females - Part Two

Happy Birthday crickets! I hope you had a great birthday weekend. All the best in the next year.♥

Does anyone feel like October was just yesterday? Seriously, how could it almost be December? November just feels like a month of lost time. There is so much to do before 2010. For example, the only thing I've done to get organized for Christmas is to ask for cards from you guys. So if anyone else is interested in a holiday card, make me feel organized and let me know here.

Onto more of my 100 favourite fictional females. This group could technically be called 'the bad girls', but that would be trite. They do bad things, yes, but there are complicated ethics and morals involved in each of their cases. They want things - respect, power, admiration, control, love, revenge, or simply a choice. They rarely win, but they will be remembered. They are my complex, disastrous, trying, scary and crafty ladies.

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