candygramme: (Both personal space)
So my big bang is finally ready to go to beta. I don't have to post until August 8th, which is a long way off, so yay.

Husband has to go in for cardiac exploratory surgery tomorrow, so I may well be gone for a while depending on how he is when I get him back.
/whine

I am trying to get a cracky J2 together to help kick off the new comm, [livejournal.com profile] j2_crack, and if I get it finished it's the crackiest thing I've ever done - even worse than the marauding broccoli army. I'm going to take it to the hospital with me tomorrow and try and get a good run at it.

In the meantime, go here and knock some teddy bears over!
candygramme: (Jensen does NOT approve)
I am grumpy. Someone succeeded in hacking and deleting my j2hurricane community, and LJ tells me there is no way to get it back, tough luck, goodbye. Hmph! That has made me cross. It's gone and now I am going to have to find some way of recreating it because I have the next installment ready to go.

And in other news, go to this site for a really good laugh.

I loved last night's episode. That's the third time in a row that show has given me my brothers back. I like. Please keep it up with the bromance, show. That's why I've been glued to it from the Pilot, and that's why I keep coming back.
candygramme: (Jensen Not gay)
But this is a campaign I can get behind:

right here
candygramme: (Non Fannish Officially Pissed)
This is worrying

More of the same

No, I don't really read the sort of stuff that these people are talking about, and I sure don't write it, but I also don't want a private company to determine for me what I should read. This smacks of the kind of censorship that even the Federal Government cannot impose. Are we going to let a private company make that decision for us? It seems to me to be the thin end of the wedge. Please think about this. I'd love you to join in and fight for the individual's right to choose.
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] cantarina1 at post
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

Via Tumblr



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I have no words.

MPAA Directly & Publicly Threatens Politicians Who Aren't Corrupt Enough To Stay Bought

So please consider this when casting your vote.
candygramme: (Default)
I have no words.

MPAA Directly & Publicly Threatens Politicians Who Aren't Corrupt Enough To Stay Bought

So please consider this when casting your vote.

MegaUpload

Jan. 19th, 2012 07:29 pm
candygramme: (Crowley Not funny)
I posted this in response to something in a friend's LJ, but I think I need to repeat it, because I feel incredibly strongly about it.

See, I don't ever buy something if I don't know for sure that I want it. These days, radio stations have incredibly restrictive playlists and most of them are the same anyway. They consist of the stuff that's being pushed at the moment, and most of it is (IMO) crap. About once a year I find something that made it onto the payola list that is actually bearable, but I can't hear the kinds of music I want to hear without paying for something I don't know if I like - unless I download it to listen first. Why would I buy a pig in a poke?

I buy CDs, I do. I own around 2,000 of them and counting. If I really like something I buy it. Often I'll give the artist the benefit of the doubt later and buy their new stuff without downloading first, but all that will stop if I can't hear what they do first.

I have a rec blog for indie music. IF I can't download and listen to stuff, there will be a lot of artists that will be at least one rec lighter.

Then we have TV. Canada is a third world country as far as TV is concerned. Americans have their genre shows and so on (and cancel them) often long before they air in Canada, because so much Canadian TV has to contain Canadian content... and no, SPN is not Canadian content. Canadian content is mostly real and earnest, humourless bilge that is loved by only the pretentious, or amateurish stuff that is very poorly written. There have been exceptions, but guess what! They were canceled. Bah! well, mostly. I sympathise with you guys because your plight is worse than mine.

Let's look at a show like Leverage. I love that show. When they finally started to air it in Canada - on a channel people have to pay extra for - it was starting its third season. Burn Notice is another one. If I hadn't actually seen them (by downloading them) and been caught up in them, they'd have missed out on those Blu Ray sales. They wouldn't have had my money for the merchandise, and the conventions etc.

Make them available to me for download, and it won't stop me buying them. I am not alone. I'm one of many.

And I watch Supernatural twice on a Friday, then I download it and watch it some more, and I have it all on my hard drive, but I also own all the DVDs AND the Blu Rays, and T-shirts and books and comics and I go to cons when I can, and it's what I do. I vote. I promote, I hook my friends and colleagues and I provide huge PR for the shows I love.

You too. We need to make this known to the media owning freaks that think they are missing out on cash. They'll miss out on so much more if they cut us off. However most of the time I can't even see the goddamned trailers until some kind soul takes pity and uploads them to Youtube to snare them.

We need to fight for fans everywhere.

/rant

MegaUpload

Jan. 19th, 2012 07:29 pm
candygramme: (Crowley Not funny)
I posted this in response to something in a friend's LJ, but I think I need to repeat it, because I feel incredibly strongly about it.

See, I don't ever buy something if I don't know for sure that I want it. These days, radio stations have incredibly restrictive playlists and most of them are the same anyway. They consist of the stuff that's being pushed at the moment, and most of it is (IMO) crap. About once a year I find something that made it onto the payola list that is actually bearable, but I can't hear the kinds of music I want to hear without paying for something I don't know if I like - unless I download it to listen first. Why would I buy a pig in a poke?

I buy CDs, I do. I own around 2,000 of them and counting. If I really like something I buy it. Often I'll give the artist the benefit of the doubt later and buy their new stuff without downloading first, but all that will stop if I can't hear what they do first.

I have a rec blog for indie music. IF I can't download and listen to stuff, there will be a lot of artists that will be at least one rec lighter.

Then we have TV. Canada is a third world country as far as TV is concerned. Americans have their genre shows and so on (and cancel them) often long before they air in Canada, because so much Canadian TV has to contain Canadian content... and no, SPN is not Canadian content. Canadian content is mostly real and earnest, humourless bilge that is loved by only the pretentious, or amateurish stuff that is very poorly written. There have been exceptions, but guess what! They were canceled. Bah! well, mostly. I sympathise with you guys because your plight is worse than mine.

Let's look at a show like Leverage. I love that show. When they finally started to air it in Canada - on a channel people have to pay extra for - it was starting its third season. Burn Notice is another one. If I hadn't actually seen them (by downloading them) and been caught up in them, they'd have missed out on those Blu Ray sales. They wouldn't have had my money for the merchandise, and the conventions etc.

Make them available to me for download, and it won't stop me buying them. I am not alone. I'm one of many.

And I watch Supernatural twice on a Friday, then I download it and watch it some more, and I have it all on my hard drive, but I also own all the DVDs AND the Blu Rays, and T-shirts and books and comics and I go to cons when I can, and it's what I do. I vote. I promote, I hook my friends and colleagues and I provide huge PR for the shows I love.

You too. We need to make this known to the media owning freaks that think they are missing out on cash. They'll miss out on so much more if they cut us off. However most of the time I can't even see the goddamned trailers until some kind soul takes pity and uploads them to Youtube to snare them.

We need to fight for fans everywhere.

/rant
candygramme: (Non Fannish Officially Pissed)
The PCA aired last night, and SPN won two categories, including best network drama, except I hear that the boys weren't invited to the awards show, and they didn't even bother to announce it on the damned show that they won. I am really cranky. I have emailed PCA to express my frustration with this, and am asking that you do the same. It looks like they were blown off because they weren't the show that the PTB wanted to win. All I can say is that it is the PEOPLES' CHOICE, and their preferences don't count.

So please go to the PCA site and login, then write them to complain, tweet, and generally make our feelings known. The show could have gotten a boost from their appearance, and it looks as if that was screwed by the suits. Oddly, all the crappy little shows on that particular network got their moment in the sun.

Also, what the hell was wrong with Demi Lovato? She couldn't carry a tune in a bucket.
candygramme: (Non Fannish Officially Pissed)
The PCA aired last night, and SPN won two categories, including best network drama, except I hear that the boys weren't invited to the awards show, and they didn't even bother to announce it on the damned show that they won. I am really cranky. I have emailed PCA to express my frustration with this, and am asking that you do the same. It looks like they were blown off because they weren't the show that the PTB wanted to win. All I can say is that it is the PEOPLES' CHOICE, and their preferences don't count.

So please go to the PCA site and login, then write them to complain, tweet, and generally make our feelings known. The show could have gotten a boost from their appearance, and it looks as if that was screwed by the suits. Oddly, all the crappy little shows on that particular network got their moment in the sun.

Also, what the hell was wrong with Demi Lovato? She couldn't carry a tune in a bucket.
candygramme: (Jensen Avenging)
Someone please tell me why I have to work? Why doesn't someone pay me for being me, so I don't have to put up with idiot clients? Why don't people read instructions? Are most people really REALLY fucking lazy, or am I just a curmudgeon? I want to be independently wealthy so I can quit my job and go to school and learn Photoshop properly. *sigh*
/rant.

My oldest kid just phoned me to tell me that he came home from work to find that someone had ripped the lock off his door and stolen all his electronics, and all the kids' Christmas presents from the apartment upstairs. It's the second time it's happened. They did the same thing this time last year. I told him to move, but it's sickening. I guess I'm not having a great day!

I posted my Jensen the Space Detective pulp fiction, Murder by Space, and I'm pleased with it, so that was good. I'm almost done with a pinch hit for someone for Christmas, and then on Tuesday next week we're going to have our turn in the spotlight for "His Hero." That's going to be really fun.
candygramme: (Jensen Avenging)
Someone please tell me why I have to work? Why doesn't someone pay me for being me, so I don't have to put up with idiot clients? Why don't people read instructions? Are most people really REALLY fucking lazy, or am I just a curmudgeon? I want to be independently wealthy so I can quit my job and go to school and learn Photoshop properly. *sigh*
/rant.

My oldest kid just phoned me to tell me that he came home from work to find that someone had ripped the lock off his door and stolen all his electronics, and all the kids' Christmas presents from the apartment upstairs. It's the second time it's happened. They did the same thing this time last year. I told him to move, but it's sickening. I guess I'm not having a great day!

I posted my Jensen the Space Detective pulp fiction, Murder by Space, and I'm pleased with it, so that was good. I'm almost done with a pinch hit for someone for Christmas, and then on Tuesday next week we're going to have our turn in the spotlight for "His Hero." That's going to be really fun.
candygramme: (Default)
Doesn't everyone want one of these? *gulp* Kill me now!





candygramme: (Default)
If you want to try and stop ISPs from charging for internet by downloads, then go here and sign. Otherwise we're all going to be paying more - in my case, a hell of a lot more.
candygramme: (Jensen Not gay)
"1 out of every 10 people are born Gay. That means 1 of every 10 people are instantly put down, given bad labels, left alone, put in a minority and so much more, all for something they didn't ask for.

Gay teens are turning to suicide as a way of escaping.

If you want to tell them that life will get better, & you respect them for who they are, copy & paste this. Most of you won't, but let's see the 5% of you who will."
candygramme: (J2 LMAO)
Why isn't there a mood theme pic for helpless with laughter?

I saw this, and it explained things so well...

Go here to be enlightened )

Noooo!

Sep. 17th, 2009 07:07 pm
candygramme: (J2 brothers hug)
I am not happy. I am so not happy.

Spoilers Right the fuck here. )
candygramme: (Chris Leverage)
Dear TNT:

*grumble, growl, snarl*

Not only is Leverage STILL not airing in Canada here, but the goddamn DVD set for Season 1 has not yet been released.

Way to make sure I download it and burn it! Way to make your hit show completely inaccessible to a whole damned country.

No love,

Me

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