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09 October 2016 @ 05:33 am
A decade ago, Donald Trump was sixty.  And admitting to—bragging about!—being a sex offender.  Not just making lewd comments about women he found attractive, and hateful and disparaging ones about ones he did not, but boasting that he regularly physically sexually assaulted women half or a third his age.  A dirty old man, bragging he could get away with it because he was so rich and powerful.  With victims young enough, in some cases, to be his granddaughters.

And then there’s Paul Ryan, that stalwart defender of women.  As long as, you know, they behave according to his standards.  Like, if they don’t want to use birth control ever. 
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05 October 2016 @ 06:21 pm
Another thing Mike Pence lied about last night that I haven’t yet seen called out: His contention that he would never seek to punish a woman for seeking or having an abortion.
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11 August 2016 @ 07:14 am
I have been revisiting my much-earlier writing days, and reverting to poetry.  Here's the first poem I have written in nearly 30 years:

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30 May 2016 @ 08:16 am
Sorry I have been incommunicado!  I have a boyfriend as of late January (my first in twenty years), and I'm finding my new relationship rather, er, absorbing.  In particular, not only have a lot of my attention and emotional energy been given to him, but I've been emailing him a lot and have started keeping a journal, so issues I had been using fiction and hp meta to explore (such as truthfulness and trust), I'm now writing about more personally and directly.  I have NOT left fandom, and I have been working a little on at least one meta--just, um, very very slowly.  Other things keep coming up instead.  If I decide actually to abandon UA, I'll at least post the rough and incomplete chapters for your delectation; if I decide to abandon Folly, I'll let you know.

And I am still reading what others write, so feel free to post on DTCL or to send me recommendations.

Thanks for your understanding!
25 December 2015 @ 04:12 pm
"Folly" chapter eight from Neville's point of view.

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22 October 2015 @ 09:59 am
Disclaimer:  Any reader, I assume, already knows to whom the characters and setting belong.  I claim nothing.

AU to canon, and to my fanfic “Liberacorpus.”

Warning for language, and for (non explicit) violence.

Summary:  Snape reconsiders a decision that he had previously reached.  So does Lily.
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03 May 2015 @ 08:28 am
Summary:  Sirius doth protest too much.

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06 February 2015 @ 10:03 am
Nor am I Borrowing, actually.  Sorry not to be writing--I spained + broke my finger early Dec, and typing is difficult.  (Left hand, but still, pecking rather than typing.)  The doctor said originally 6-8 weeks, so I kept thinking, next week I'll be able to type again, but it's not healing up properly.

So, probably no long posts for at least another month--I can think and make longhand notes,but typing anything lengthy hurts.

It took me a long time even after reading DH for me to give up my Harry-impression of Dumbledore as a wise and benevolent mentor.  Okay, a ruthless and manipulative one, but still generally wise, and generally benevolent with people's best interests at heart.  Here's a list of some of the essays that made me change my mind:
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