elisi: (Eleven/Amy (foreheads) by meathiel)
NY Times: The Future of Not Working
As automation reduces the need for human labor, some
Silicon Valley executives think a universal income will be
the answer — and the beta test is happening in Kenya.
elisi: (#womancard)



Penelope Trunk: Grit is overrated; the hardest worker never wins
Especially this part:

I have thought for a long time that all the time management gurus are men because men have huge chunks of time uninterrupted by children. And the workplace is organized for time productivity, whereas the home is organized in a non-linear way that segments time into lots of small chunks interrupted by emergencies/breakdowns/crying etc. The workplace is about using time to get money. The home is about using time to get a nap.

Brigid Schulte talks about women’s time as being like confetti; little chunks float by in an unorganized way and you take them as you can. There’s no grit here; it’s just trying to stay ahead of the next problem. There is no flow because dinner would burn. There is no engagement because cumulative sleep deprivation of raising kids shifts focus to just keeping them alive.


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MTV: Nerd Alert: The Rise Of The Female Nerd

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Teen Vogue: 22 Times Your Period Saved Your Life

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ETA: Another Penelope Trunk, since I'm here:

Feminism fails because women lie to each other about work. Oh, and go Cubs!
But what is a surprise is that she has her own business, Two Penny Blue. I clicked the About section.

And I am SO INCREDIBLY BLOWN AWAY BY THE CRAP SHE DISHES OUT ON HER SITE THAT I’M PRINTING IT ALL HERE. RIGHT NOW.

NO. WAIT. I’M GOING TO ANNOTATE IT.
elisi: (Alexander)
And done… Hope it does not disappoint.

Chapter 1 and notes here.


Summary: “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard (or: The Seeker takes some time out to travel and think things over)
Setting: Between A Good Day and The Death and Life of Rodageitmososa. (This is AU, but within New Who between Name of the Doctor and The Day of the Doctor.)
Spoilers: A Good Day. But can easily be read on its own.
Rating: PG-13.
Characters: The Third Seeker (OC), Alt!Capt Jack (during his con man days)
Beta: Um... That would be a no. All mistakes mine.
Feedback: Would be amazing. :)

Stepping Sideways: A Jack in the Box )
elisi: (Captain Jack by kayim)
[personal profile] kerkevik_2014 posted his first 'sponsored' fic:

Bushwacked
PROMPT:
Fandom: Torchwood/Buffy;
Characters: Jack Harkness/Spike; P
remise: A case of mistaken identity occurs when Jack meets Spike and mistakes him for John Hart. Angst, perhaps?


Only 250 words, so go have a little read. Interesting take, that's all I'll say. :)


And it's all for Mandy's GoFundMe. If anyone feels like chipping in, I know it will be deeply appreciated. Just a fiver?
elisi: (Missy)


In case there is any doubt, everyone in the UK loathes Piers Morgan. Jeremy Clarkson once said that he thought they should put Piers Morgan on the 4th plinth on Trafalgar Square, as he is clearly impervious to any attacks, and it'd be nice to let pigeons shit on him daily... Oh and J.K. Rowling of course is spot-on as always:


elisi: (Grandma Clinton)



There is also one for Tim Kaine...


elisi: (Democracy)
And there was much rejoicing. \o/

It's a weekly column rather than a constantly updating blog-thing, encompassing most of the internet, but goodness, I've missed him. First article here:

The Madness of King Donald

Andrew Sullivan is one of my favourite writers, partly because I don't always agree with him. But he is always questioning, and searching and asking questions, and he has a very unique perspective.
elisi: (Grandma Clinton)
An EU Minister Told Theresa May To Stop Lying About Freedom Of Movement
“This alternative fact – or let’s call it what it is, a lie – once again resurfaced in Theresa May’s speech. Let’s move beyond such tactics and build our new relationship on facts and respect, not populism and lies.”

Keep the term "Honour Killing".
Campaigners fought long and hard to get the term honour crimes recognised as a different form of abuse experienced by women within minority communities.

Honour killings are different to domestic homicide, in the same way as domestic homicides are different to murder.
elisi: (Grandma Clinton)
Mike Pence's wife introduced him at the 2017 March for Life, saying, "I have never met anyone who has more passion for women, for children, and for the American people."

I am finding that somewhat hard to believe. Or maybe she has not met a lot of people...

VP Mike Pence Casts Deciding Vote To Confirm Betsy DeVos

Generally, the way Republicans always go on about their faith in the light of their actions brings this to mind:

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Matthew 6:24


(I am sure you have already seen the figures for how much Betsy DeVos has donated.)
elisi: (OTP)
Because it's important to remember that there are still so many good and decent people in this country.

And also that things are (despite what it might feel like) constantly going forward.

At work today I attended the staff induction for new starters (to talk about the area where I work, which went very well), and caught the last bit of the previous talk where the director for Equality and Diversity was impressing upon them that these things are a legal requirement. It is the law that we have to be inclusive and open and welcoming and help integrate different groups etc. This is good.

And the other day I saw a bin lorry, which had a massive 'advert' on the side for 'STOP HATE', with lines like 'Homophobia is a choice, sexuality isn't' and 'Racism is a choice, ethnicity isn't' and so forth.

Plus of course there's the current Lloyds advert, which amongst other things features a same sex proposal, which was then followed up by a massive poster campaign throughout the country. Follow the link to see both. :)

All this is important. Things are far from perfect, but hopefully they are going in the right direction.
elisi: (Nice)
[personal profile] kerkevik_2014 is offering to write fic for donations for [personal profile] a_phoenixdragon's Go Fund Me

His posts are here on DW and here on LJ.

Re. fandoms then I say just ask, but certainly Buffy, Angel, Doctor Who, Torcwhood, Star Wars, Star Trek etc. :)
elisi: (Eleven/Amy (foreheads) by meathiel)
[personal profile] a_phoenixdragon still needs help!

Her GoFundMe is here, so if anyone can spare a penny or two (or more) that would be great.

I can't imagine picking up my family and moving cross country, with no safety net, on the hope and belief that surely tomorrow will be better than today. I hope and pray that everything will work out for them. So please help if you can. I'm sure every little contribution will make a difference.

elisi: (Women's March)
This time for the people in the UK:

38 degrees petition: Stop Murdoch taking over Sky

I'm sure it needs no explanations.

ETA: Also something to cheer you:

Speaker Bercow: Trump should not speak in Parliament
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has said he would be "strongly opposed" to US President Donald Trump addressing the Houses of Parliament during his state visit to the UK.

Mr Bercow told MPs that "opposition to racism and sexism" were "hugely important considerations".
elisi: (Women's March)
The big lesson of Trump's first 2 weeks: resistance works
Protests, phone calls, and mobilization are making a difference.
elisi: (Chess)
I'm not sure what. So here's a random selection.

Alec Baldwin Just Destroyed Trump & Bannon On SNL
This made me laugh so much that my 15 year old came to ask what the matter was. (Yes you have probably all already seen it.)

And here is a video that... well, was rather prescient:

Donald Trump's Fascist Week: The Daily Show

Via Tumblr:

Before Dr. Seuss did children’s books, he did anti-fascist political cartoons. Remember Trump’s slogan is America First.

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People have also been posting festivids links, and oh, there is one for Attack the Block. Perfect, perfect, perfect song:

Invincible.
'When they come to destroy the Earth, they'll have to go through you first.'

Plus, speaking of movies:

Vox: Some say Hollywood is out of touch with America. 2017's Best Picture nominees say otherwise.
elisi: (Laser)
This chapter started out as about 300 words. Then it (happily) grew! :)

Chapter 1 and notes here.


Summary: “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard (or: The Seeker takes some time out to travel and think things over)
Setting: Between A Good Day and The Death and Life of Rodageitmososa. (This is AU, but within New Who between Name of the Doctor and The Day of the Doctor.)
Spoilers: A Good Day. But can easily be read on its own.
Rating: PG-13.
Characters: The Third Seeker (OC), Alt!Capt Jack (during his con man days)
Beta: Um... That would be a no. All mistakes mine.
Feedback: Would be amazing. :)

Stepping Sideways: A Jack in the Box )

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