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I Simply Do Not Understand

I do not understand the appeal of Angie Harmon whatsoever.

Many lesbians seem to flock to her despite her socially conservative politics, the fact that she apparently voted in favor of Prop 8 (I tried to find voter lists corroborating that claim, but could not find them), and her admiration and love for Sarah Palin. 

No, seriously.  She admires and supports Sarah Palin, including the woman's bid for presidency in 2012.  And apparently the admiration is mutual. 

Check out the links below:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/01/angie-harmon-republicans_n_181781.html
http://www.thesarahpalinblog.com/2009/04/support-angie-harmon.html
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/05/16/actress-angie-harmons-favorite-website-newsbusters
http://www.conservatives4palin.com/2009/03/angie-harmon-not-afraid-to-call-out.html
http://usconservatives.about.com/od/hollywoodconservatives/p/AngieHarmonBIO.htm

Consider this quote:

While defending former VP nom Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol Palin, and her controversial pregnancy (unwed teenaged mother), Harmon stated that "one of the greatest things about the Republican Party is the understanding, we don't point fingers and we have class."

Um, really?  You (Repubs) don't point fingers?  Do the words "Ground Zero Mosque" mean anything to you?  Because Republicans sure do seem to be pointing fingers there, some of them--including your precious Sarah Palin--equating the entire Muslim religion with terrorism.

Note to Angie:  This is not classy.  Trust me.  Neither is claiming that if you stay in LA, your three daughters will be strippers with "full sleeves" by age 8.

(The full quote from the above is: "I think that if you have boys, it is a different thing. Boys are tougher, stronger, you know. If I don't get my girls out of LA, by the time they are like 8, they are gonna be strippers, have full sleeves....")

"We just had another baby and I've got three little girls now," said Angie Harmon. "So my husband and I were going to move out of Los Angeles and go somewhere in the South, where I can raise some strong Southern women with morals, ethics and values."

Yes, because the South is so much better for children.  It has the highest rates of high school drop outs, the highest rates of obesity, and the highest rates of teenage pregnancy, combined with the lowest national educational prowess.  Yeah, the South is better, Angie.  If you want your girls to be fat, uneducated, pregnant teens.  But classy ones who won't point fingers, we're sure.

I'm not trying to say here that the South is a bad place to raise children, by the way.  I live in NC.  My niece and nephews are being raised here.  My point is that it is difficult to raise children ANYWHERE.  Every city/region/state is going to have its challenges.  The onus for raising one's children with the morals and standards one deems most important lies with the PARENTS, not the location in which they are raised. 

And speaking of Prop 8, Angie said this in defense of Carrie Prejean, the beauty queen who spoke against same-sex marriage in her interview question and lost her crown: "I just don't understand how we've gotten to a place in America where, if someone doesn't agree with everyone, then they are punished for it."

Does that include gays who support same-sex marriage and fight for those rights, Angie?  Because I personally think there's a big difference between a beauty queen losing her crown and the violence and hatred that continues to haunt the LGBT community following the Prop 8 legislation and subsequent appeals. 

Aren't there better women for us to idolize? Ones who don't thumb their noses at our fight for equal representation under the law? Ones who don't pledge their support to a vitriolic, hateful, crooked, undereducated, wolf-shooting ex-beauty queen with delusions of grandeur?

If we're willing to boycott corporations such as Target, Walmart, Exxon, and Cracker Barrel for their support of anti-gay initiatives, why are we not boycotting Angie Harmon?  Instead, many of us are supporting her financially by watching her shows and writing fanfic which will possibly increase her shows' popularity amongst lesbian viewers.

Can someone explain this to me?  

And the response "She's hot; get over it." is not acceptable.  There are PLENTY of hot women on TV and in movies who support our community and do not pander to Republican politicians and their ridiculous rhetoric.

Write fanfic for them.  Watch their shows and movies.  

We deserve better fictional representation than Angie Harmon's characters.

And before anyone starts whining to me about Angie Harmon's or Sarah Palin's First Amendment rights, the First Amendment says this, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." 

That means they have the right to say what they want on any topic (within the limitations of state and local law) and I have the right to respond according to my conscience and my morals (within the limitations of state and local law).  The government cannot stop either of us from speaking our mind.

Erin Hoagland
(aka DiNovia)

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FEMSLASH CON 2010 APPROACHES, MY LIEGE!

Hello?  Anyone still paying attention?  ;)

It's time for the First Annual Femslash Con and guess who's going to be on two leeeeeeeeeeetle panels?  Yep, moi.

So get your cute little buns over there and figure this all out, okay?

You need to go here:  http://www.femslashcon.com/home for information about the con and you need to go here: http://www.paltalk.com/download_auto.shtml (if you are a PC user) or here: http://www.paltalk.com/express/?refc=83190 (if you are a Mac user) to understand the chat room functions.  I highly suggest you do so before Saturday just to get used to things.  It will make it easier on you and on us.  Trust me.

I will be on two panels. The first one will be about VJB, my ten-year-old B'Elanna/Seven Yahoo Group that is still active and wonderful and amazing after all these years and that I created with the gorgeous and wonderful Lisa Countryman.  Lisa and VJB's Captain, Ralst of Passion & Perfection, will be there too, helping me to remember the early days when things were rustic and scary and we were all alone in the wilderness.  Perhaps I have that confused with my days in the Girl Scouts.  Hmmmm....

The second one will be an NCIS panel that I will basically be a fangirl in because my two Ziva/Abby stories are as yet unfinished and Lisa Countryman really has the literary chops in that fandom anyway.  She will be the chief facilitator in that panel.  I'll just wax poetic about how wonderful "Close Protection Officer" is and try to get my first Ziva/Abby story finished by that morning. 

So, you!  Femslash readers, writers, and other femslashy types!  You are hereby ORDERED to attend cordially invited to FEMSLASH CON 2010!

Be there or be slashed with an icky boy.  Who may or may not sparkle.  ;)

Twoodles!

Erin/DiNovia

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Ask And You Shall Receive

So....

June 14th is my girlfriend's birthday and--for a week now--I've been figuring out how I can get there for it because my trip to CA to see her next was originally scheduled for August and it's a little bit expensive to fly 3000 miles twice in two months.

Two days ago, I asked G-d for a little help on that score, because nothing was working out quite the way I wanted it to be working out.

Yesterday at work, my supervisor handed me (and everyone else, too) a VISA Gift Card for $300. Completely out of the blue and unexpectedly.

This morning, I have a plane ticket to CA for the weekend of my girlfriend's birthday.

Allow me to take this moment to say Halleluyah, Adonai! Todah rabah!

...

...

Do you think it's too early to start packing?

O_o

29 days....

Just 29 days until I see her again....

::dreamy sigh::

Twoodles!

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Fic: NCIS, Ziva/Abby, two shorts, one by Lisa Countryman, one by DiNovia

So, these are the evils of Skype.  Lisa Countryman and I have been spending a little time together on Skype working on our respective NCIS epics and, when we get stuck, we sometimes give each other "challenges"....  On this particular day, the "challenge" was to use the following four words (of which we each picked two) in a fic written in 30 minutes.  Here are the results.  We would like to extend the "challenge" to all of you.  Please feel free to join in.

The words chosen were: lemur and sunrise (Lisa's words) and aloha and twist-tie (DiNovia's words). 

We look forward to reading your contributions!

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Twoodles!

Lisa Countryman and DiNovia</span></p>
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ANNOUNCEMENT: New Femslash for Fans Interview Coming Soon!

"Now (Star Trek) Voyager" - Cohosts Allaine and DiNovia Talk With Authors Lisa Countryman, Katrina Blau, & Evilbunyovrlord

Thursday, 2/11/10 at 10:00pm ET

Having recently discussed Xena: Warrior Princess on my show, F4F turns to another fandom that continues to live on despite the fact that the original series ended its run in the spring of 2001. "Star Trek: Voyager" was UPN's flagship program when the network debuted, the first Trek to air on prime-time since the original series, and the only show to survive UPN's disastrous first season. It went on to last for a highly influential seven seasons, introducing such firsts as the first female Starfleet captain and the first Borg cast member. (Not to mention, first Borg to become an instant sex symbol.) And fittingly, Voyager was the first Trek series to have a large femslash following in the fanfic community, most of it centering on its three most popular female characters - Kathryn Janeway, B'Elanna Torres, and Seven of Nine. I'll be talking to three of the most successful authors from that community - "Wonders of the House Presba" coauthor Katrina Blau; "She Who Hesitates" writer Lisa Countryman, and extremely prolific author Evilbunyovrlord. Only this time, I'm going to have help. DiNovia, who earlier appeared as a guest during my Otalia discussion, has graciously agreed to lend me her experience as the writer of Voyager fics like "Queen of Hearts" and serve as my cohost for this night's show.

For more information: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/allaine

And, yes, folks, I'm co-hosting.

So put this on your calendars!

Twoodles!

DiNovia
Dinosaur Comics Sex Scene

Meme. Then bed.

A meme stolen from unicorn23:

We are about to find out how much of a slut I'd be.

1. Bold the names of women you'd definitely sex it up with.
2. Italicize the names of women you might do after a little persuasion.
3. Leave the women who don't do anything for you alone.
4. Put a question mark (?) after the women you've never heard of.
5. Strike the women you wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole.
6. Add three more women to the list.

1. Katee Sackhoff
2. Rachel McAdams ?
3. Angelina Jolie
4. Gina Torres
5. Christina Hendricks ?
6. Sophia Myles ?
7. Kate Winslet
8. Summer Glau
9. Elizabeth Mitchell
10. Kristen Bell
11. Nicole Kidman
12. Tricia Helfer
13. Sara Ramirez
14. Katie Holmes
15. Sophia Bush ?
16. Sanaa Lathan ?
17. Katie McGrath ?
18. Eve Myles ?
19. Zoe Saldana
20. Zooey Deschanel
21. Juliana Margulies
22. Gabrielle Union ?
23. Jessica Capshaw ?
24. Sandra Bullock
25. Michaela Conlin ?
26. Tamara Taylor ?
27. Evangeline Lilly
28. Michelle Rodriguez
29. Claudia Black
30. Amanda Tapping
31. Angel Coulby ?
32. Billie Piper
33. Polly Walker
34. Lucy Lawless
35. Lena Headey
36. Kandyse McClure ?
37. Jessica Alba
38. Kate Moennig ?
39. Emily Deschanel
40. Archie Panjabi
41. Kim Raver ?
42. Kate Hudson
43. Jemima Rooper ?
44. Maggie Grace ?
45. Reiko Aylesworth ?
46. Mia Kirshner
47. Zuleikha Robinson ?
48. Lenora Crichlow ?
49. Olivia Wilde
50. Megan Fox
51. Maggie Gyllenhaal
52. Selma Blair
53. Marguerite Moreau ?
54. Amber Benson
55. Eliza Dushku
56. Ayla Kell ?
57. Carrie Underwood
58. Amber Tamblyn
59. Dianna Agron
60. Keira Knightley
61. Idina Menzel
62. Kate Walsh
63. Lisa Edelstein
64. Sarah Shahi ?
65. Tabrett Bethell ?
66. Emily Blunt
67. Jordana Brewster
68. Bridget Regan ?
69. Adrianne Palicki ?
70. Lisa Ray
71. Anna Torv ?
72. Kate Beckinsale
73. Vera Farmiga

Adding:

74: Jeri Ryan
75: Gillian Anderson
76: Paget Brewster
Kris/Kelly Charlie&#39;s Angels

Fic: Always On Her Mind, Charlie's Angels (classic), Kris/Kelly

Title:  Always On Her Mind
Author: DiNovia
Fandom: Charlie's Angels (classic)
Pairing: Kris/Kelly
Rating:  NC17
Archival:  P&P of course.  Everyone else, please ask.
Spoilers:  For episode 3.10, called "Angel on My Mind".  Although I'm not sure it can be called a spoiler if the original episode aired 11/22/1978.  Which was six days before my ninth birthday.  God help me.  I even remember exactly where I was when I saw this episode that day.  We lived in a boarding house.  It was loud in the living room where the TV was because everyone else was playing UNO.  I got in trouble for shushing people so I could hear the TV.  LOL
Summary:  Kris Munroe, private detective, witnesses a crime behind the restaurant she's leaving and is hit by a car driven by the perpetrator.  She is briefly knocked unconscious and when she comes to, she doesn't remember anything--not even her own name.  When she regains those memories after a harrowing day and night of trying to stay one step ahead of a man who is trying to kill her for reasons she can't begin to understand, Kris finds that she remembers more than she wanted to about her feelings for a certain brunette.  The close calls that she's suffered compel her to Kelly Garrett's front door.  Will she find the solace that she seeks?
Content Disclaimer:  Depictions of love between consenting adult women are almost certainly to be found in this story.  You've been fairly warned.  Also, angsty but ends well.  ;)
Source Disclaimer:  I do not own Charlie's Angels or the characters therein depicted.  I do not seek to profit from this story. 
A/N:  It has been an awfully long time since I've seen this show.  Please keep that in mind.
Thank You:  To angelonmymind, who provided the userpic that I'm using for this particular story (it happens to be from the episode "Angel on My Mind") and who wrote the first Kris/Kelly fanfiction I ever read.  She resurrected a part of my childhood that I thought buried for good and for that, I will always be grateful. 

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Twoodles!

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Hey, GUYS! GUYS!

So, raise of hands: who remembers reading Pippi Longstocking as a child?

::counts:: Yeah, I thought so.

I have a friend who is a) obscenely better at this writing thing than I am and b) who has written a Pippi Longstocking story that I want to share with you all.

Keep those hands up, please.

Thank you.

It's G-rated, Pippi/Annika, and frakkin' adorable.

Go read.

Here you go.

You can thank me later.

Love you all!

Twoodles!

DiNovia
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THANK YOU, PORTLAND, OREGON!

To my reader in Portland, Oregon: you were my 60,000th visitor since I've been tracking visits! Thank you so much!

To everyone: I am hoping to get HBM 32 out to the betas tonight. I will also post some more of the novel in sugared_limes sometime this weekend. I did not make the 50,000 words but I now have a clearer idea of the way the book(s) should go.

Thanks!

DiNovia
Dinosaur Comics Sex Scene

NaNoWriMo

Okay, so.  Good news!  I am participating in NaNoWriMo as a birthday present to myself for turning 40 this month.

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1768 / 50000 words. 4% done!

I have already started and met my first day's word goal.  I am feeling cautiously optimistic at this point.

However, there is some bad news inherent in this endeavor.

I will not be working on HBM again until after November is over. 

I do apologize, but I have to finish this goal of mine.  In order to do that, I cannot be distracted by fanfiction.  I will finish HBM; I promise.  I just need to take a month off.

I will be posting progress reports, etc. on this novel in my community sugared_limes, however, the community is only going to be open for new membership until November 7th.  I will post progress reports daily and I will post excerpts for review once a week.  I will close the community to new members on November 7th and it will remain closed until I get a first draft finished, hopefully by the end of January.

I appreciate your understanding of my desire to participate in NaNoWriMo this year (such an auspicious age, 40) and I look forward to your constructive criticism of my efforts should you choose to join sugared_limes for the duration.

Love to you all!

DiNovia