Have new hair. Um. I feel like I should apologize to svmadelyn who once wrote a bullet point essay of sorts on Why Jenn Cannot Have Blonde Hair.
Okay, in my defense, I was joking.
Sandra was recommended to me by Vannezsa a million years ago, and so when I need hair anything, I go to her. Anyway, we were waiting and she asked casually what I wanted and I said blonde.
After getting me in the chair, she studied my hair carefully, then said, close your eyes. It'll be a surprise.
It really, really was.
Vannezsa took pictures--er. Wherever they are. She left for California this morning, so probably currently over Dallas en route to San Francisco. I'll try to get some out this week, if for no other reason than svmadelyn is picturing Dolly Parton right now and trying to figure out how to put out a hit on me and I'm pretty sure that no one really wants me to die until I finish Teacher's Pet.
The color isn't *really* blonde The base color is this blonde-very light brown with a bare hint of copper--weirdly, the chick next up checked out my hair (before I saw it!) and asked for it as well, so think more light caramel. Highlights are definitely blonde. It's also cut fairly short and staightened, which will last basically until I wash it.
I'm not sure I love it, but I need a change. I'm thirty-one--it is totally time for me to have either some sort of strange breakdown and/or do something new with my hair.
*thoughtful* This? Is new.
I continue my job as infomerical girl.
tropes, copinggoggles and bookshop have a fantastic idea and implemented it in fandom_gives.
(apology - I am briefly hotlinking the pic until lj lets me upload it myself. Lj eventually lets me do stuff. Eventually.)
Pulled from the information on the page, since any summary I could do would be, well, bad.
fandom_gives came about as an irony in the wake of Strikethrough '07: What if Livejournal fandom turned the tables around? What if everyone who vowed not to renew their paid account, everyone who swore to give LJ and SixApart no more financial support in the form of extra userpics, or virtual gifts, or more storage - what if all those people took that money and instead donated it to charities for the prevention of child abuse and sexual assault?
And so the idea was born: a fandom drive to collect funds for RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, which has been called one of America's Top 100 charities - which then expanded to include a number of the USA and UK's foremost child-protection charities.
This drive is Fandom Gives: Strikeback. Two weeks of intense pimping, and intense donating, commencing at 00:01am EST, June 2nd 2007 and ending at 11:59pm EST, June 15th.
Because fandom_gives is about more than simply a response to the events of May 29, 2007 here on LJ. It's about the idea that fandom has a serious potential energy, a collective drive that can be harnessed, not to make money for others, FanLib, but to bring about positive social change.
*thoughtful* I like it.
I've decided to mention this as much as possible. I believe in it and I believe in the people creating it, and most of all, I want this. This kind of panfandom project doesn't come around enough, one that we can all leave a fingerprint on for the future, for those who come after us in fandom. Something that will be here even after we leave (seriously, do we ever leave? Or just kind of drift away only to return, like reformed junkies?). So--yeah. Go read, watch the infancy and thrashing out of what could be one of the most important parts of fannish history being born.
You know, I took classes in college *specfically* to be able to say things like that in dramatic portentous tones. Ask me to perform it in action. It's fun. I can do it in Lady McBeth's portentous tones as well!
So come play.
III. "How SixApart's Greed Allied Them with Neo-Nazis", Greatestjournal version.
Expanded with links and details.
So this can be complete--there are some refutations out there on this possibility. I *know* someone posted one but I can't find a reference on my flist. Could someone link me up? This subject is extremely interesting and I want to continue to follow.
Note: Anyone but me think IPO and immediately thought, hmm. So how many shares would it take to get some kind of say in SixApart decisions? Right. Just me. What I know about stock can be summed up in the amount of time my bank has spent explaining to me what they do with my money. It was traumatizing and filled with many words that I thought I knew but apparently mean something else entirely when applied to money and companies.
LJ users as investors by bookshop, contributed by ngaio
And a slow down and think about the IP0 argument given by giogio here. Also brings up some good points. Linked up by ratcreature. Thank you kindly.
I need to think more on this before I have any kind of opinion. Honestly, I love the idea of them going public, because honestly, I would buy shares. I actually spent time the other night with Amireal thinking how much i could budget toward buying and what possibility there was that we could as a group buy, though that would end up being complex if we went over say, any person and their bestest buds. OTOH, Fanarchive as a non-profit could act as a company and I had to stop there or get an internet degree in economics. It would be sad.
IV. This is for me.
I have a favor to ask. I cannot make icons and Adobe and I are not speaking. If I ask nicely, could someone make me a few icons please? John Sheppard ones? Please please please? I'll offer compensation. Er, what would you like?
V. There's no five. I just like posting these in odd numbers.
This is more a general question to everyone. How often do you post generalized hello and this is how my lj works to people who you recently friended or who have friended you? Or do you generally take as a given that they know some basic things off the bat?
ETA: Corrected to add copinggoggles to list of people involved in the creation/organization of fandom_gives. Thank you, tropes