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July 1st, 2010

Signal boost

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If you are still thinking about watching the action live movie Avatar: the Last Airbender, please, read first [ profile] ssj10 post. Because it matters. Because nothing it's just a movie, just a book, or just a story.

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March 26th, 2010


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Gakked from hils

Tell me something about yourself. Anything from how you take your coffee to your latest fannish obsession to what you want to be doing in ten years, what you’re wearing to what you’re reading to what you had for dinner last night. You can tell me one thing or a dozen things. Whatever you want!

Asking is allowed :D

And the never-ending saga of Error 404 pics! )

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March 25th, 2010

I almost forgot!

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It's Paul Michael Glaser birthday!!!!


You really are a fine man *sigh*

And, because there is no Starsky without Hutch, I'll give you a picspam of beauty )

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March 24th, 2010

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

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Today, Ada Lovelace Day, is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science.
So, I thought... how do I want to do this? Well, I could talk about Ana María Di Lonardo, as she sums up both meanings of today, at least for me.
Because talking about her means to talk about Plaza de Mayo Mothers and Grandmothers, and about the darkest years in my country, which also are remembered today here.
Ana María Di Lonardo is a scientific, a 73 years old geneticist, who is known as a Human Rights geneticist. She was the founder of the Immunology Service of Hospital Durand and the National Genetic Data Bank which, since 1984, has been doing a thorough search of missing relatives during the last military dictatorship.
She had under her custody more than 11 thousand DNA and returned their lost identity to 84 kidnapped grandchildren. And when, in 1990, she got a Human Rights award of 20 thousand dollars from French government, she donated it to buy basic equipment for molecular biology work with DNA.
Dr Di Lonardo devoted four decades of her life to science, she is retired since a year ago, but heads a foundation with she will fund research projects of young doctors.

Let's do a little of history, then:
Between 1976 and 1983, Argentina was governed by a repressive military dictatorship. This government considered students, intellectuals, and politicians as dissidents and the dictatorial government severely censored and brutalized members of these groups. An estimated 30.000 people were kidnapped, tortured, and killed during these years. They were kidnapped from their homes, and government denied any information regarding their whereabouts; therefore, this people were referred to as "the disappeared."
A particularly horrific aspect of this involved kidnapping pregnant women and taking them to secret detention centers ("pozos" or "holes") where they were held until they gave birth. After that, mothers usually were killed and the babies were given to families with close ties to the government, and even to those who tortured and/or killed their parents.
The children of people deemed subversive by government were also kidnapped. That's how approximately 220 babies were raised in adopted homes as a result of these brutal practices.
In 1977, a group of mothers and grandmothers of disappeared people began a peaceful march around the Plaza de Mayo, in front of our government buildings, with white cloth diappers covering her heads, as a symbol of her missing sons and daughters. They were Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo. Although, deep in their heart, most of them knew their children had been killed, they hoped their efforts would help them to locate their grandchildren.
By 1980, one of them read an article describing a method for determining family relationships using biochemical markers on blood cells, and thought that it might be possible to develop a test to prove their family ties with children adopted during those dark years. Eventually, they got Mary-Claire King help, an American geneticist from the University of California, Berkeley. King, in collaboration with Argentinean geneticist Ana Maria Di Lonardo, developed genetic tests to identify grandchildren of some of them.
After 1983, the newly elected president established a commission to investigate the fates of the disappeared, and they provided a structure for any children who were adopted under suspicious conditions during the period of the military government to have his or her DNA checked with the National Genetic Data Bank, which was run by Ana Maria Di Lonardo.
By today, genetic tests proved the identities of 98 children who had been kidnapped and adopted during the military rule.
Ana Maria Di Lonardo strength, knowledge and compassion was a big part of this achievement.
So, today, I choose to honour her, and along with her, all mothers and grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo.

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June 15th, 2009

The Body Beautiful by Mystic Whim (NC-17)

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Pairing: Starsk/Hutch
Length: almost 8.300 words
Author on LJ: None as far as I know
Author Website: Mystic Whim at Parker Center Playground
Why this must be read: After Gunther, Hutch is back at school, and having problems with one of his art assignments, as he can't get a model for a nude work. Of course, Starsky offers himself as a model, and they work in some sketches for one weekend.
When Starsks ask to see the finished work, he's quite disappointed when Hutch tells him he wasn't able to paint from the sketches he drawn, and, as a consolation, paints his friend's Torino.
But later, he discovers Hutch had lied to him. Why?
To know about this, you should read this story. But not only because of this, but because the writing is amazing. Mystic can make you see a scene with her writing, and she gets their voices in such a wonderful way...
But, here, have a taste )

The Body Beautiful

June 12th, 2009

Getting to Know You

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I did this at [info]sireesanwar's place, and I said I'll do it on my own LJ, so here it is )

June 10th, 2009

Paint It Gray by Morgan Logan

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Pairing: Starsky/Hutch
Length: A little over 20.500 words
Author on LJ: [info]morganlogan
Author Website: Agent Molo
Why this must be read: This is woobie!Hutch, and there's nobody who writes a better woobie!Hutch than molo, that for once. The story is settled after the end of the show, after Starsky's brush with death. Things are looking up, Starsky is almost recovered, and about to come back to work. And then is when Hutch tells him: he's leaving. He's leaving Starsky, the force and even Bay City. Hutch have had enough, and he just can't stay there, waiting for the next bullet to hit his partner. So, he leaves, leaving a very angered and confused partner behind.
Two years later, he's Capitan tiny sheriff's department when the news come through Huggy's phone call: Starsky was injured, badly. Still, he don't comes back, and soon, Huggy let him know that Starsky doesn't want him to keep him updated. Now, they are finally through.
Or aren't they?
Molo lead us back and forth in this story, letting us know what's going one in flashbacks and Hutch's memories. Everything we see is through Hutch's POV, and damn! the man is damaged. But we see why, we understand why there were no other way, why he had to went away.

You should have a little taste here )

Great, isn't it? then, go and read the rest :)
Paint It Gray

June 9th, 2009

Snagged from all around my flist

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Your Gift is Intellect

You are a big thinker, and you're always playing with new ideas.

You are curious about the world. You enjoy learning and developing new theories.

You enjoy researching, analyzing, and solving problems. Thinking hard feels good!

You're the type of person who finds most mental tasks to be easy. You love to stretch your brain.


June 8th, 2009

Yes, yes, yes!

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The desktop meme everybody is doing. Why no? )

June 5th, 2009


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Genetic altered binary code sniffing dogs!!!!

meme snagged from mprice

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These are the rules:
1. You can ONLY answer 'Yes' or 'No'

2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks — and the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming. Nothing is exactly as it seems.

Damn! I SO want to calrify some of these! )

June 4th, 2009

Adventure by Charlotte Frost - NC-17

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Pairing: Starsky/Hutch
Length: A little more than 57.400 wds (Yes, I like long stories *g*)
Author on LJ: Not that I aware
Author Website: Charlotte Frost in the Starsky and Hutch Archive
Why this must be read: Well, this story begins a little after Starsky recovers from Gunther's attack. When everything was looking up, and he was back on duty, he got bite by a monkey. Yes! Only Starsky! But the thing is, the poor animal was sick, and some weeks later, Starsky collapse. When we are introduced into the story, Starsky is waking-up after 2 month between life and death. And, all that time, Hutch has been sat there, without hope, as doctors had told him there were none to hold on.
Later, he discovers Hutch's has been in leave without pay for all this time. Hutch has cashed his trust fund, and now is in possession of some serious money.
Before to be released, Starsky is told he is not cured, as the virus is still in him, and it would be a good idea to think about change his line of work. And, surprisingly, Starsk is not really upset about this.
He and Hutch decide is time to think about their future, about what they want to do with their lives, and they had Hutch's money to back-up any decision they arrive. So, they travel.
And this travel is also a discovery journey: about what they are to each other, about how they really feel about each other, about what they want to do the rest of their lives.
It's such a great, sweet, and hot story! But, there are something you, maybe, must be warned about, even as I'm a little wary about it, because it could spoil the story. So, I'm gonna do with a spoiler format, but I can say outright: this is not a death story, is not an mpreg story, and is not a kid!fic. What you are gonna find here
are aliens and an abduction
So, what do you thing? Still with me? Well, then, let's gonna take a little taste here )
Now, go, read and enjoy :)


Are you paranoid?

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If you are like me, that's a little tiny bit paranoid about your privacy in the web, you should go to Know Privacy and take a look.
Or maybe not. I'm feeling like Methos in Revelations:
But I liked Silas Google!

ETA: Oh, my! The new "digital downloads" taxation law in Washington State suggests that files downloaded via file sharing programs may be covered by the law — meaning that you may be expected to pay taxes based on 'the value of the digital product. How much do you want to bet the RIAA will push the claim tht you would be liable for tax evasion charges for downloading media?

June 3rd, 2009

*dies laughing*

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Do you know the new MS searching place, Bing? Well, if you choose to search only in Argentina and write "ladrones" (thieves) the first result that comes up is our national government web. And if you write "hijos de puta" (sons of a bitch) what shows up is Telefónica de Argentina web page, which is the monopolistic company which provides us (provides as in a very, very ironic way to speech) out telephonic and net services. I don't know how they messed with the indexation of the site, but, OMG! so, so true!
Backs to study, now.

June 2nd, 2009

I need a bit of help here

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Is someone out there willing to do a quick grammar check in a snippet of little more than 800 words?
Pretty please?

ETA: Got it, thank you!

June 1st, 2009

Total Eclipse of the Heart by Flamingo - NC-17

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Hello! I'll be driving the Starsky's stripped tomato Starsky & Hutch CrackVan this month, and I hope we'll have some fun together.

Pairing: a bit of Hutch/OMC but mostly Starsky/Hutch
Length: A little bit more than 205.300 words
Author on LJ: Not that I'm aware of
Author Website: The Starsky & Hutch Archive
Why this must be read: Well, first I must say I was really surprised this story hadn't been recced before. Seriously, is one of the best stories in fandom! Is long, angsty, with a cleaver plot and a perfect characterization, and you just can't stop reading it. It deals with homophobia, police brutality, gay rights activism and, oh, yes!, Starsky and Hutch relationship *w*
The thing is this is a hell of a ride: intricate plot, emotional and so, so beautifully wrote, and Suzan Lovett art, lots and lots of very NSFW art. So, yes you should read this one, even if this is the only Starsky & Hutch story you will ever read. Or re-read it if you had already done.
Don't believe me? Well, then, have a taste here )

Still here? C'mon, go, go! Have a good time reading!

Total Eclipse of the Heart

This is really, really funny!

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A Series of Emails From Cyberdyne’s New Tech Guy
I seriously want a TV show made of this *g*

Because I AM a sheep

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and everybody's doing this one right now.

Name your 10 absolutely favorite couples (het/slash/canon/fanon) and ask people to see what trends they notice about your couples. Try to pick different fandoms.

I'm gonna cheat, because I can't for the life of me, restrain myself to only 10. Believe me, 20 was hard enough...
So, in no particular order: )

May 31st, 2009

Hush by Sleep with Coyotes

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Well, this is my last rec on Highlander. I really hope I was able to bring to you some new, or some old loved fic. I know I had a great time!

Pairing: Duncan/Methos
Length: Almost 15.900 words
Author on LJ: [info]ciceqi
Author Website: Blood, Love & Rhetoric
Why this must be read: And another Sleep with Coyotes rec. This one is a strange story. Post series, Methos and Duncan friendship had crumble, so Methos, of course, decide is time to go. He settles in Oregon, and finds a woman, a pregnant woman. And he can feel a buzz...
Sleep with Coyotes presents us a disturbing vision about how Immortals come to life, and Methos observe it first-hand. Now, what's gonna Duncan's reaction be when Methos show-up at his door, with a baby in his arms?
This is intriguing, and fierce, and such a good story! and you even have X's art as a bonus!

Have a little taste here: )
No, go, enjoy this wonderful story and X's amazing art.

May 29th, 2009

Vid Rec: Commercial for Levi by [info]giandujakiss

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Vidder: [info]giandujakiss
Musical artist: Commercial for Levi by Placebo
Vidder on LJ: [info]giandujakiss
Vidder's website: Monsters from the Vids
Why this vid kicks ass: This is a rare vid in Highlander fandom: a Byron vid. I must said I know nothing about vidding and its technicalities, but I know what works for me, and this vid does it big time. Lyrics are amazingly fitting with tragic Byron story, and [info]giandujakiss choice of clips is perfect.
And, please, tell me: could you be able to avoid a Highlander vid with Drunk on immorality in it? Yes, that was what I thought :)
So, go here, download and have a blast
Commercial for Levi
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