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This journal is FRIENDS ONLY!

If you are looking to see why this random journal added you, this is Jay. :)

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Jay's Fic Recs

If you're not into FanFiction or slash, I wouldn't recommend going through this. This list is made up of those not Harry Potter (that list is located here).

This list is mostly here for their stories. Some of them are not 100% grammatically correct.

Updated: September 6, 2012

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Harry Potter Fic Recs

If you're not into FanFiction or slash, I wouldn't recommend going through this. This list is made up of those that are Harry Potter (the other list is located here).

This list is mostly here for their stories. Some of them are not 100% grammatically correct.

List Updated: January 29, 2012 - currently unsorted

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Mini Hamburgers

There's a snack I make all the time for work because they love it, so I figured I'd share it with all of you! And no, it isn't what you think...

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Icons Galore~

[8] Rocket Summer
[4] Fandom Freedom Fighter
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[hp] shaggable

Reason 5293 I shouldn't be allowed to my own devices...

So they aren't the best icons, but I was terribly amused. If you want something else, let me know!

Deathly Hallows Spoilers!



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[fma] stand up stand alone

Stand Up And Defend Yourself

Apparently, I missed the entire beginning of the purging drama. My apologies to those people that felt as though they needed me here (even if just a person to talk to about it).

This post is made for one reason and one reason only. I want to know who is staying on LiveJournal. I, for one, am not leaving. Yes, I have a permanent account and seem to be on top of the LiveJournal world (as there is more icon space and better features), but that isn't true. I am part of numerous fandoms, just like many of you are.

So far, none of my personal journals, communities, or friends have been deleted, but I'm sure that might change soon. There are journals that have been deleted that I've heard of or that many of you guys have friended. My heart goes out to the mods that spent their time and effort making those communities. Really, I know your pain and I'm sorry.

But, LiveJournal deleting these journals does not mean we run. Running is for cowards. Running is for people that don't want to stand and fight. Yes, we all have our complaints about LiveJournal and yes, we all wish that they could be better, but why are we running now?

Playing the devil's advocate right now, the LiveJournal Terms of Service state, "Failure to comply with these [Terms of Service] may result in account revocation." So, technically, LiveJournal has the right to delete a journal if, and only if, we don't follow these terms.

Now, taking the knowledge on the journals being deleted, let's see if we, the users, have been breaking something in the Terms of Service.

During registration, all users are required to provide accurate, complete and current information about themselves in all required fields. Should any of your own information change after submitting it to LiveJournal, you are required to update that information as soon as possible. Should LiveJournal suspect that your personal information is not complete, current, or accurate, your account may be subject to suspension or termination.

This is a tricky part in the Terms of Service. Technically, if we're role-playing a character and put in their correct information, then we aren't lying. So there's not much problem there unless they decide to say that there's more than one journal with the same e-mail address and different birthdays. Easy way around this: create a separate e-mail for every new character. Harry Potter wise, if you role-play four Ron's, make an e-mail for Ron. This might take longer, but it's complying with the Terms of Service. Also, it's easy with Gmail because you can have your e-mails all go to one inbox with it.

Now what's really funny is this part:
All Content posted to LiveJournal in any way, is the responsibility and property of the author. LiveJournal is committed to maintaining the Service in a manner reasonably acceptable to all audiences but is not responsible for the monitoring or filtering of any journal Content. Within the confines of international and local law, LiveJournal will generally not place a limit on the type or appropriateness of user content within journals. Those users posting material not suitable for all audiences must agree that they are fully responsible for all the Content they have posted anywhere on the Service. Should Content be deemed illegal by such law having jurisdiction over the user, you agree that LiveJournal may submit all necessary information to, and cooperate with, the proper authorities;

I would personally like LiveJournal to explain that one to us. If they don't place a limit on appropriateness, why are so many journals being deleted? Oh, but wait...

Should any Content that you have authored be reported to LiveJournal as being offensive or inappropriate, LiveJournal might call upon you to retract, modify, or protect (by means of private and friends only settings) the Content in question within a reasonable amount of time, as determined by the LiveJournal staff. Should you fail to meet such a request from LiveJournal staff, LiveJournal may terminate your account. LiveJournal, however, is under no obligation to restrict or monitor journal Content in any way;

How come nobody was asked to screen the posts? Or modify the info pages to look better? By all means, LiveJournal, please explain this to us.

I find it funny that LiveJournal is deleting so many journals when, in reality, most of these are not violating their Terms of Service. If you find it funny as well, please stay on LiveJournal. If your journal or community is deleted, create another one.

Stand up and defend yourself! Do not let LiveJournal try to do this when they are, in no way, doing what is right. Their Terms of Service (which I did, in fact, read) state what they would do with content that has been deleted. They didn't follow through with that they said they would do, so don't back off.

Stand up, LiveJournal users! Don't move anywhere else and run away! Fight for your right to have discussion boards! Fight for your right to have communities about whatever you want! If you know your community or journal did nothing wrong, then create another one and continue on.

Post Here if you're staying to fight! Post here with your list of communities that you still have or that you will rebuild.

Spread the word; I want to see who is staying through this madness. Don't let LiveJournal win this fight. Beat them, instead.

Also, fandom_counts.

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I can make more. I've still got the base saved. ^_^ Hehe, just let me know what you want it to say!
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Harry Potter Fans: McGonagall a Spy?

I just read the most amazing thing. And now? I'm going to pass it to you. Why? Because I want to get thoughts on this.

[EDIT]The article that brought this up is here![/EDIT]

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I'm leaving this post public in case anyone else wants to get on this discussion. Honestly, invite people!

[EDIT] hptheory is opening April 2nd! [/EDIT]

[x1999] passive aggressive

Rantage ... that's not mine.

Original Rantage Came From Here. I'll highlight the points that I really liked. Especially since this is words that I couldn't form before (writer who can't form words, go figure).

...Alongside these ideas is yet another Hindu thought, the real term for which I can not remember (I don't have my notes on me)...but this term is one of the ideals of Hinduism which indicates that all men should care for all things because we are all one (This great oneness that is the world is called "Braman"). Then she began to tell a story, she said, "Does anyone remember those things called "Random acts of kindness"...awhile back it was a big thing, and that emphasizes this point of Hinduism. By doing good deeds onto others you take your eyes off yourself, help to make yourself less self-centered, and in turn, help to make yourself realize that you are not atman (the singular self) but Braman (one with the great One). No one seems to notice how good it feels to give anymore, I mean, when was the last time you went through a toll booth and paid for the next 10 or so cars that came through, and knew that none of them have a damn clue who you are..."

Then I began to realize exactly how selfish this world is...especially the people who claim to be better than the rest...as illustrated in this disney song "God Help the Outcasts"

God Help the Outcasts

Esmeralda the Gypsy:
I don't know if You can hear me
Or if You're even there
I don't know if You would listen
To a gypsy's prayer
Yes, I know I'm just an outcast
I shouldn't speak to you
Still I see Your face and wonder...
Were You once an outcast too?

God help the outcasts
Hungry from birth
Show them the mercy
They don't find on earth
God help my people
We look to You still
God help the outcasts
Or nobody will

Church Parishioners:
I ask for wealth
I ask for fame
I ask for glory to shine on my name
I ask for love I can posess
I ask for God and His angels to bless me

Esmeralda the Gypsy:
I ask for nothing
I can get by
But I know so many
Less lucky than I
Please help my people
The poor and downtrod
I thought we all were
The children of God
God help the outcasts
Children of God

As you can see from this song, the only person praying to God for anyone other than themselves is the Gypsy girl. I don't think that Disney intended for this song to make a point like that, but I do. Too many times I have gone to a church and when the pastor opens up the floor for prayer I do not hear people ask for prayer for the needy, or for the sick...I hear that prayer is asked for to help with a decision in their household...or that they need more money because they spent too much on their last vacation to the Bahamas and now the bills are too much to handle...

People in this world have become selfish and greedy...wanting everything for themselves and forcing others to turn to their beliefs because it is better, in the end, for them. But at the same time, they will try to play it off helping the world, or even helping the people that they are obviously hurting.

...In the center of the room we had another video playing, this one made by Judy Shepherd, the mother of Matthew Shepherd, the first gay boy whose funeral Fred Phelps ever protested. Her video, which was made in retaliation to Fred Phelps and his blasphemous talk of how he is "Saving the nation" showed men and boys screaming things like "Fag" "Queer" and "Homo" then she came on and simply stated, "The next time you say things like this, think of how much it really hurts..." then it showed a picture of her son and his death date and cause before she came back on, now crying freely "or there might not be a next time..."

For those who don't know anything about Matthew Shepherd, he was killed by a group of three anti-gay boys who beat him severely then left him to die hanging on a fence. He hung there for 18 hours before he was discovered and sent to the hospital. There he was so badly hurt that the only part of him that was not bandaged was his eyes. He spent 4 days in agony from the beating before succumbing to death.

Is this what good people do?

Then I'm not one of them.

...It's true that loves the only house big enough for all the pain in the world...but people seem to have forgotten what love is. Now a days love is forcing someone to be like you, because they will be better off for it, and I'm not just talking about Christians...everyone is like that. Even I have been like that at times, but the real point is that Love is understanding, is letting go, and is accepting everything and everyone around you. Death to those who are different from you is not the answer. The Hindu's believe that there are thousands of paths to enlightenment, an they will not tell you that you are wrong because you do not worship as they do...but Christians will...Muslims will...

Did you know that those are the ONLY two religions in the world that believe their way is the ONLY way?
Seems kind of silly when you stop and think about all the other religions who have never said a word against you, how much we try to change them.

So I guess my point is now this...everyone needs to stop for a minute and pull their heads out of their asses. If you are truly so much greater than me, or my agnostic friend, or my muslim friend, or my hindu friend, or my black friend (I think you get the point)...then prove it to me...

Show me that you have enough faith in your God to call down fire from the heavens...

Maybe then I'll eat the shit you spout...

Because according to Fred Phelps and his gaggle of lunatics that is what gay men do, eat shit...

[And no, I'm not LJ-cutting this.]