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If you want to be added, comment here and tell me who you are and how you know me. I may or may not add you, but that's my right.

My fiction will continue to be open to the public. If you're interested in my Dark Knight fanfiction arc (Speak/Sing/Everything In Between), the community for that is speak_sing. Replying is open to anyone there, so unless the rating restriction doesn't allow you access, or you're already on my friend's list, please comment there.
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Dear beta-seekers;

Please take 10-15 minutes out of your day to read this post:

Soliciting Betas

Read all the replies. Mem it. Bookmark it. Refer to it often.

Thank you.

P.S. And for the love of all that's holy, if you're thinking of asking me to beta for you, tell me how you know of me. I'm freakishly paranoid about people I don't know talking to me; a simple "I've read your stuff on ff.net/random-lj-comm/etc. and enjoy it a lot" will have me replying much quicker and with less trepidation than if you message/e-mail me out of the blue. This is my own personal quirk; I'm bat-shit crazy, y'know.
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It's Asexy Petition Time!

Over here, at swankivy's journal, she has a petition to include "asexual" and "pansexual" amongst the drop-down options for social networking sites such as MySpace, FaceBook, etc. Go sign it!

Here's the petition's text:

"To: MySpace, Facebook, and other social networking sites

We are asking that MySpace, Facebook, and other social networking sites expand the available options for users in the "sexual orientation" category. Currently, most sites only offer "gay," "straight," or "bi," and some also allow a "not sure" and/or "no answer" option, but options for "asexual" and "pansexual" aren't listed. It's important to acknowledge that failure to include these categories forces asexuals and pansexuals to misrepresent themselves with another answer or to be unable to answer truthfully at all. These categories are not made up, nor are they a subsection of any of the available options. Thousands of people identify themselves with these terms and aren't being offered an appropriate choice.

An asexual is a person who doesn't experience sexual attraction (not "no sexual orientation" so much as it is "a sexual orientation of no"). A pansexual is a person whose attraction to others goes beyond bisexuality (it specifies a person whose attraction can express toward any person, regardless of biological sex or gender orientation, usually with the understanding that it is a sexual interest that grows from initially emotional attraction). Leaving asexuals without an option forces them to choose "no answer" or some other misrepresentation, and leaving pansexuals without an option removes their ability to express that they can experience attraction outside the gender binary.

We think it would reflect a progressive and open-minded view to consider these additions, and we think being in touch with members' need for proper expression options is very important for any influential social networking site. Please take our suggestions into consideration.


The Undersigned"

Here's the link: http://www.petitiononline.com/asm55579/petition.html

Exercise your democratic right to vote petition!