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Awards, updates, protests
I've won another Award! Lonely on the Mountain had already won First place in the 'I Like the Quiet' (just Xander) section of the White Knight Awards; it was also nominated for the 'Mbuna Fish' award (Xander in Africa stories), but that award was delayed because of a database error. The results are through now, and I got Runner-up! Thanks to everyone who voted for me. And thanks again to ludditerobot for coming up with the ficathon that inspired me to write it. Here's the Pretty!



I'm still delighted by the response to my latest WIP Life, Resumed, Chapter 5 of which went up this morning. I’ve decided that I’m going to concentrate on that story until it’s finished – it’s not going to be epic length – and so the other WIPs are taking a back seat. There probably won’t be any updates on anything for a few days as I go back to work tonight, although I might knock off a drabble or two.

I had been considering taking part in the Step Apart from Six Apart on 06/06/06 protest by deleting my Journal for the day, but I’ve selfishly decided not to do so. Not when I want to gloat about my award and when I’ve just put a chapter up. But I would like to make it clear that do support the protest. Icons of breast-feeding are not porn and should not be classed as such. And although I have had no intention of ever using such an icon I remember the ‘they came for the Communists, and I did not speak up because I was not a Communist’ scenario. If we let them get away with it they might ban vampire porn next!

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digopheliadug From: digopheliadug Date: June 5th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know about the breast-feeding icon hulabaloo, but I didn't hear about this protest. Do you have a link or something? It's a slippery slope, and I will not have them banning my vampire porn!

Also, congrats on your awards.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 5th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

I don't have a link, I'm afraid; I know about it through sammywol, and she's already deleted her journal so there's nothing there. She'll be back in about 36 hours.
spikesdeb From: spikesdeb Date: June 5th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
CONGRATULATIONS! And I agree with your sentiments. We shall not be moved. :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 7th, 2006 11:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
desdemonaspace From: desdemonaspace Date: June 5th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations! That's a very pretty pretty.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 7th, 2006 11:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
gillo From: gillo Date: June 5th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations. And total agreement about the breastfeeding issue.

speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 7th, 2006 11:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
makd From: makd Date: June 5th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on the award! Well-deserved.

As for Chapter 5 of Life Resumed -- I missed it!! Gonna go back and read it!

As for the 06/06/06: don't know what it is, but you've got to do what's in your heart, so I support you.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 7th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
fishsanwitt From: fishsanwitt Date: June 5th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations :)

And I agree about the breastfeeding. What *is* next? ::clutches vampire porn::
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 7th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
myfeetshowit From: myfeetshowit Date: June 6th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations.

I hadn't heard about the protest either, but I do agree. Once labels of porn start being flung, they start sticking everywhere.

Then the witchhunts begin.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 7th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: June 6th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations!

I will read Life, Resumed just as soon as you've finished it. I've been boycotting pretty much all WIPs recently, however. I don't have the room in my brain to keep all the storylines going. :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 7th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
timeofchange From: timeofchange Date: June 6th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
And although I have no intention of ever using such an icon I remember the ‘they came for the Communists, and I did not speak up because I was not a Communist’ scenario. If we let them get away with it they might ban vampire porn next!

Sing it, brother!

Also, congratulations!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 7th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
swedish15 From: swedish15 Date: June 6th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations! And cool music, btw.

What's this with the breastfeeding icon? I went awol for the last 48 hours. Did I miss something?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 7th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

LiveJournal suspended the journals of some people who had default icons showing breastfeeding mothers. They re-wrote the FAQ to alter the rule from 'graphic sexual content is not allowed in default icons' to 'nudity is not allowed in default icons' (I'm paraphrasing not quoting, but the gist is right). I don't see the logic; nudity means not wearing clothes, not 'you might possibly be able to see the merest hint of nipple at the edge of the baby's mouth'.

Some people who object to this irrational policy deleted their journals on 06/06/06 as a protest. I haven't got a link to all the details to hand but there is a discussion on my wife curiouswombat's journal with a few links in it.
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speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 7th, 2006 12:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
cbtreks From: cbtreks Date: June 7th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on the well-deserved awards. (Love your protest icon, too.)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 7th, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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