legalization for all

Alright alright, fic update post! I - get this - finished a chapter two to something, so, without further ado,

Fate Picks Its Favorites
Chapter 2 - Namesakes

[Chapter 1] [AO3

The trouble is, the babies need names before any adoption can be finalized, and Lady Scott hasn’t exactly been considering children lately. She hasn’t had any reason to, and she certainly hasn’t been wasting time considering what names potential children might have. The unnamed babies in question are both sleeping, each carefully settled into their brand new cribs as Lady Scott’s lawyer weaves a legal safety net around all of them using words like asylum and protective custody and the right to nationality of foundlings. Sabitri had the insight to purchase a book of baby names with the rest of the supplies, but right now it’s only dangling from Diana’s hand as she paces back and forth between the cribs.

She’s stalking. It’s something her mother used to do in moments of anxiety, and apparently Diana picked it up along the way. That thought makes her serene expression twitch, which irritates her enough that she gives up the pretense of even trying to read the baby name book, and she sets it down on her desk. Forcing her feet to stop at the feet of one of the cribs, she leans over the rail, staring down at the baby in contemplation.

The blue baby is sucking on his neon-glow pacifier even in his sleep, and his arms are clutched around the also-sleeping fish. Gears in her head turn.

This child was sent here with comfort objects. Maybe-

She needs to see the pods again.

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badass alto songs [x]
a long list of songs that don’t go higher than a c. because who needs high notes? (requested by getdrunk-singshowtunes and longlivenightvale)

maybe this time (cabaret) // buddie beware (anything goes) // hold on (the secret garden) // i want to go to hollywood (grand hotel) // a trip to the library (she loves me) // the ladies who lunch (company) // day by day (godspell) // always true to you in my fashion (kiss me kate) // i’m going back (bells are ringing) // he’s the wizard (the wiz) // muqin (thoroughly modern millie) // last midnight (into the woods) // days of plenty (little women) // a little less conversation (all shook up) // as we stumble along (the drowsy chaperone) // there are worse things i could do (grease) // calm (ordinary days) // ireland (legally blonde) // send in the clowns (a little night music) // like it was (merrily we roll along) // no time at all (pippin) // stepsister’s lament (cinderella)

soprano | tenor | bass
Jason Todd Headcanon

Jason doesn’t answer the door when he’s at Wayne Manor. He flat out refuses, and whenever somebody asks him why, he says it’s because he’s dead. Which, in all legality, he is, so nobody bothers him about it again.

*Somebody knocks on the door*

Damian: Todd, get the door.

Jason: Nope, no can do.

Damian: Why not?

Jason: Because I’m dead.


AH JUST GOT MY PACKAGE FROM @dement09 !!! Oh my god it’s so gorgeous and vibrant in person! !! I’m so happy qwq she even drew me a fantastic portrait (I looked so great in my twenties before the wrinkles set in) that’s just adorable!!! XD even sent me a couple small bonuses as well!!! Aw… cherishing this forever :3

Poldark FACE …in which Ross has an epiphany. 

Trump Signs Bill Making it Legal to Kill Hibernating Bears: Even Hitler Liked Animals

If you’re reading this, you already know it should have been President Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland filling the ninth SCOTUS seat. And you’re up to speed on how the GOP changed Senate rules to get DJT’s nominee Neil Gorsuch confirmed after Democrats filibustered. 

Gorsuch was sworn in today, rendering one ninth of the U.S. Supreme Court illegitimate. 

What got overlooked in today’s news cycle: DJT signed into law a bill that now makes it legal to shoot hibernating bears and bear cubs and wolves in dens. The same bill makes it legal to shoot all three from helicopters, too. 

You know, even Hitler liked animals. 

I can’t tonight. 

hanthenerfherder  asked:

...or, you know, some of us think Cap is and was right about the whole thing because we're also opposed to the real-world implementation of similar fascist legislation such as The Patriot Act and it has nothing to do with liking him more?

That quote basically says, yes oversight is the right ethical and logical choice, but Cap is a good person, and that puts us in a quandary and I am saying that that is bad math.

It’s also a similar bad math that comes up in A LOT of 616 CW discussions, where Captain America himself (and the anti-reg side) essentially takes the position to non-metas that they should accept that metas occupy a position above the law/beyond equal prosecution by the law, because, you know, they’re different, and their circumstances are different, but you trust CAPTAIN AMERICA, riiiiight? Let the metas judge their own and police their own, what do you need the Constitutional right of equality under the law for? Obviously, this base position is immediately complicated by the clusterfuck of everything else in CW, but I’d argue that that’s deliberate. It’s one of the reasons I’m not a fan of the event, because I really like Cap, and I hate the things it makes him argue and I find them antithetical to him as a character.

I also don’t exactly get why so many people find a difference of opinion on a comics event, or, apparently, an actor’s opinion on an upcoming film none of us have seen as a personal challenge? I mean?? Yes I hate fascism? And the Patriot Act? And I think Cap’s political position is largely wrong in CW though I understand why, as the plot is manipulated, he fights? These things are not incompatible?

I get what you’re saying, but I’m responding to the quote as written and many, *many* other posts and comics CW itself, which initially sets up the problem as a constitutional legal problem of supers as American citizens whose identities allow them to avoid legal repercussions and prosecution and that’s constitutionally unacceptable under the law. Once that actually gets stated, there’s a problem.  

I’m not talking about the Patriot Act here, which I abhor, because it wasn’t part of the quote or what I was responding to, and I think the CW treatment of post-9/11 politics was really terrible, tone-deaf, and inconsistent in its understanding of xenophobia** and power dynamics. 

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 for long rambly stuff about comics CW that’s more for future reference to point anyone to should they ask.

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I am happy to announce the return of the daily Aidan Turner FACE. Thanks for hanging in with me while my muse was drunk on a beach. :)

Poldark FACE … the boys are back in town! 

Happy International Women’s Day!!!

This was gonna be like…three people and then it became this. This is probably the biggest project I’ve done of my own free will. I’m pretty happy with it.
Legal issues with fan fiction - Wikipedia

So based on shenanigans on @ltleflrt‘s blog, I was curious about this issue. My understanding has been that fanfiction DOES NOT fall under fair use, and that in general we are able to write fanfiction at the sufferance of creators, most of whom have come to recognize that having a vibrant, active fandom does not, in the long run, cost them ANYTHING - like, if the SPN folks don’t recognize that things like Creation Cons would fizzle and die without fandom, they’re clueless. The article on wikipedia does a pretty good job of summing up the legal issues as regards copyright and trademark (trademark is often a bigger issue than copyright as regards fanfiction and fanart, and is shockingly often overlooked).

It basically boils down to, if the original copyright and trademark holders don’t enforce their copyright/trademark, that’s their choice, and in general, when a creator doesn’t enforce, doesn’t enforce, doesn’t enforce, well, the longer they don’t enforce the harder the case TO enforce becomes. Also, making it clear the work is derivative and not getting profit from the work are critical components in assessing if harm has been done to the copyright/trademark holders brands.

The article is US centric but I think for people who’ve wondered how this works, it should be a good synopsis, because I’ve seen a lot of incorrect info in the argument on Ltleflrt’s blog - both from the anon whose douche baggery triggered things, and from well meaning supporters who clearly don’t actually understand how this stuff works. It’s worthwhile, as creators, to educate ourselves on the protections in our own countries, so that we understand where we are vulnerable and where we are not, and can take steps to protect ourselves.