Sep. 6th, 2010 10:33 am
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Misha Collins ran a marathon on September 5th to raise money for Random Acts.  He ran 83 kilometers, or, for those speaking non-metric, that would be almost 2 full marathons back to back. He managed to raise over $94,000 for the charities being supported by Random Acts. Jim Beaver pledged $50/km, so he was hilarious making comments on Twitter about being bankrupted, etc.

I am so in love with the Supernatural fandom for coming together and supporting Misha & all the people that made the event possible. I had no idea that the love I felt for a tv show would eventually spiral into this international tribe of big hearted people. 
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I started to read this entry in [ profile] amazonziti 's LJ yesterday. I couldn't finish reading because of I felt horrified, and disgusted. The racefail in question is a fic freshly posted to a Supernatural J2 Big Bang community, of which I am not a part of. I don't read much fanfic. No, really.  I don't because I usually don't understand it. The conventions of fanfic confuse me, and the writing sometimes makes me want to stab my eyes or my monitor.

The current racefail storm is a J2 (Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki) fic written for a Big Bang, set in Haiti, post-earthquake. The author was writing her story when the tragedy in Haiti was still being reported; when bodies were still being pulled from buildings because she thought it was the best idea ever. The entry I linked to is a meta post of all links in regards to the story. It is not the actual story itself.

Read this essay; White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Peggy MacIntosh. Or you can Google "White Privilege" and end up with about 2,650,000 results to wade through.


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some random thinky thoughts from last week's Supernatural episode, "Dark Side of the Moon."

cut to protect the virgins from spoilers ... )

I`ll be over here, drinking tea, and pondering stuff.


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