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brigs
31 December 2015 @ 12:00 am
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Comment and if i've seen you round and we've talked a bit, i'll probably friend you (i like friends, friends are good). 

Here is something about me, just in case: my name's brigs (brigitta). i live in sydney, which is a nice place to live. i'm at school (final year, WUT?) and i enjoy history, german and art (the only subjects along with compulsory english that i do).
my current main fandoms are jeeves and wooster and doctor who, though i also dabble in the tokio hotel, xmen: first class, sherlock and merlin fandoms.
i like people, and dislike ignorance.
i can't words very much on the internet, which is unfortunate because i'm not bad at wordsing in real life.
i mostly write fic, but i don't post it here very often. sometimes i also draw.
bedamn is my beloved internet wifey.
mrbeaky is my bestestestest friend in real life.

apparently this has also become my intro post, just because.
 


 
 
brigs
12 February 2015 @ 05:10 pm
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Because woman's work is never done
and is underpaid or unpaid or boring or
repetitious and we're the first to get fired
and what we look like is more important
than what we do and if we get raped it's
our fault and if we get beaten we must have
provoked it and if we raise our voices we're
nagging bitches and if we enjoy sex we're
nymphos and if we don't we're frigid and if
we love women it's because we can't get a
"real" man and if we ask our doctor too many
questions we're neurotic and/or pushy and
if we expect childcare we're selfish and if we
stand up for our rights we're aggressive and
"unfeminine" and if we don't we're typical
weak females and if we want to get married
we're out to trap a man and if we don't we're
unnatural and because we still can't get an
adequate safe contraceptive but men can walk
on the moon and if we can't cope or don't
want a pregnancy we're made to feel
guilty about abortion and...for lots and lots
of other reasons we are part of the
women's liberation movement.
 -Womens Rights Manifesto, National Organization for Women
 
about sums it up.
 
 
 
Current Mood: busybusy
 
 
brigs
13 October 2011 @ 08:59 pm
Originally posted by gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.


 
 
brigs
In which Colin is hopelessly in love with James, James is glad nominal determinism exists, and Angel and Catherine get scheming. (All this makes it sound like there's a lot more going on than there is.)

hello hello hello, 4 POVs in fewer than 400 words? I'm doing well. :DCollapse )
 
 
brigs
 Just because I’m a feminist doesn’t mean I’m a lesbian. Doesn’t mean I’m a prude. Doesn’t mean I sleep around. Doesn’t mean I don’t shave my legs. Doesn’t mean I don’t wear dresses. Doesn’t mean I don’t wear pants. Doesn’t mean I hate men. Doesn’t mean I want to be a man. Doesn’t mean I’m not a man. Doesn’t mean I’m sexist towards men. Doesn’t mean I’m whiney and complain. Doesn’t mean I’m obnoxious and aggressive. Doesn’t mean I’m quiet and passive. Doesn’t mean I’m scary. Doesn’t mean I’m a bad person. Doesn’t mean I’m someone to avoid. Doesn’t mean I’m someone to hate.
Just because I’m a feminist, doesn’t mean I’m not like you. All it means is that I believe all people deserve equal rights.

 

stolen from here

before you stereotype me, i thought you'd like to know. *pointed look at everyone who has ever stereotyped feminists in the past*
 
 
 
brigs
21 February 2011 @ 09:20 pm
 ANON ENTRY
anon is on, ip logging is off
go for your lives
<3
 
 
brigs
11 January 2011 @ 08:39 am
I'm posting this to boost the signal regarding the current state of the flooding in Queensland.

As of today, the floods have affected nearly 200,000 people over an area that is larger than France and Germany - to put it into another perspective, an area that is the size of the American state of Texas is currently underwater. An estimated 22 townships have been left either isolated or inundated by the rising flood waters. Three of the major river systems are currently at flooding capacity. The rain is continuing to fall, and the flood is extending across to the South-East corner of the state. It may soon reach the NSW boarder. Toowoomba was hit yesterday with flash flooding - with walls of water eight metres high - which has decimated the town. The current death toll for Toowoomba alone is nine, with seventy-two reported missing.

75% of Queensland's coal mines are flooded out or shut down due to inaccessibility, and coal isn't getting into the ports in Sarina or Gladstone. Queensland is currently the supplier of 50% of the world's coking coal. This isn't taking into account the sheer scale of damage that has been done to crops and farmland, as well as the tourism industry, which are three of Queensland's biggest economic pullers. The sheer financial cost and recovery time the state is going to need to recover from the damage is going to be astronomical, and the rain is showing no signs of stopping any time soon. (The current damage estimate, with townships set to be hit again and more rivers to peak, is sitting at $5 billion dollars. This is only going to climb.)

If you can spare anything, even the smallest amount, online donations can be made to The Premier's Flood Relief Appeal, or through one of these alternative options.

Thank you for your time.

taken from this post by bedamn

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an example of the damage and the severity of the flood



please guys. my country is drowning.
 
 
brigs
02 January 2011 @ 09:45 pm
sup?  
 sooooooooooooooo. how are we all?
 
 
Current Mood: curiouscurious
 
 
brigs
30 November 2010 @ 11:59 pm


Now I will be reminded every time I look at my journal.

I'm sure I will grow to hate you little word counter thingy, but please remember; It's nothing personal.

♥ 
 
 
brigs
10 November 2010 @ 11:13 pm
I’m going to have to get meta on you for a sec here.

I’ve been thinking.

I’m not fundamentally a bad person. I don’t condone rape. But I can’t say with any certainty that a year ago a post such as (warning: potential trigger – rape) this one would have upset me as much as it does now.

I probably would have looked at it, thought, “Why would you want to read something like that?” and kept on scrolling.

I can’t cay with any certainty that the phrasing would have bothered me as it does now. Now I look at it and think, “What on earth sort of person are you that could want to subject someone you (supposedly) love to something like that? What makes you think that you’re allowed to make light of, to trivialise something as serious, and damaging as rape under the flag of Your Kink Is Not My Kink?”

But the awful, awful thing is, the reason I bring this up in the first place, is that without having been friends with bedamn for a year (give or take), I can’t say I would have been particularly bothered by it.

This is where the “I’m not fundamentally a bad person” thing comes in again. I wouldn’t have read it. I wouldn’t have prompted it. Even if I had prompted it, I most probably wouldn’t have used those words.

Ask most of the people who know me; I’m not fundamentally a bad person.

But the fact that something has been so lacking in my education as to inure me to something that is as insensitive and unthinking as that prompt strikes me as being criminal. The fact that there is something missing in the prompter's education as to allow them to post something like that and think it okay is worse.

I’m not going to talk about rape culture in modern society. It’s not something I know anything about beyond what I’ve learned from a few scattered PD/H/PE lessons.

What I am going to say is this:

Whether it’s something I would personally like to read or not has nothing to do with it. I’m not asking you not to request a rape fic. All I’m asking, as a living, feeling human being to you, another living, feeling human being, is that you request it in a way that makes you seem like a living, feeling human being.
 
 
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
 
 
 
brigs
06 July 2010 @ 07:59 pm
Originally posted by jellypencil at So I hear you like twins~

[info]twinthings is open!


A new community to collectively love on Bill and Tom Kaulitz!

We're a free for all on celebrating the twins! Conspiracy theories and twin discussion posts and quotes from our twins and silly drawings and picspams and videos and gifs and fanfic discussions and fanfic recommendations AND EVERYTHING EVER is welcome. As long as it’s about our twins it’s welcome.

All twin fans are invited!



okay that was awesome. :D i just clicked a link and an entry appeared! :D you should follow join (i've been spending too much time on twitter). ya huh.
 
 
brigs
27 April 2010 @ 08:14 pm
it's cold.
 
 
brigs
02 April 2010 @ 05:54 pm
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^^ was made by mrbeaky. just thought i'd add that. :D
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
brigs
04 March 2010 @ 06:08 pm
it's not fanart but i saw it in the drawer with all the rest of my scribbles and went "HOLY FUCK I DREW THAT????" O.O

because i needed to share (tasteful nekkidness below)Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: shocked:O
 
 
brigs
30 January 2010 @ 09:31 pm
The first five people to comment in this post get to request that I draw a doodle of any pairing/character of their choosing. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level.

1. Bilom for mrbeaky
2. Howard/Vince/Old Gregg for bedamn 
3.
4.
5.
 
 
 
brigs
20 January 2010 @ 12:07 am
this is for bedamn because she requested a prompt or some artwork for inspiration and this is my boosh kink.


WHY YOU NO LIKE MY PIE???? (or cut for porniness, though not explicit)Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: stressedMY ROOM WAS SURPRISE!CLEANED!
 
 
brigs
10 January 2010 @ 10:09 pm
so i've got all this stuff hanging around on my computer that i've written and i figure i'll do a miscellaneous post of everything i've written that hasn't been posted yet.

fandoms include: The Mighty Boosh, Epic Crossover Fic, unfinished Tokio Hotel, unfinished Torchwood



Booshiness this wayCollapse )





Crossover Fic this wayCollapse )





Tokio Hotel unifinishedness this wayCollapse )






Torchwood unfinishedness this wayCollapse )
 
 
Current Mood: lazylazy
 
 
brigs
30 December 2009 @ 03:30 pm
this is a little bit nerve wracking but here goes!

nathan barley - dan ashcroft, jones (9)
noel fielding (11)
julian barratt (6)
julian barratt/noel fielding (2)
russel brand/noel fielding (1)
(total 29)

Teasers:
 

We didn't know how to articulate our rage so we would sit in bed and sulk, drinking tea.Collapse )
 
 
brigs
26 December 2009 @ 08:02 pm
so i finally finished it.

it's twice as long as every other part cos i just wanted to finish it.
a/n: i used flickety knife instead of flick knife because noel uses it and it's amusing, and i used the german spelling of hello which is hallo because i'm cool like that.


Howard and Vince sat in the bin men's truck.Collapse )
 
 
brigs
24 December 2009 @ 10:28 pm
we're did european style christmas this year, so i got all my presents tonight and i designed this bag to be made by the crumpler people. and i love it sooooooo much! (i mean i knew it was coming, i designed it for crying out loud, but it doesn't stop me from adoring it!)

bags be this wayCollapse )

anyway, i <3 to the largest degree possible.