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Saturday, January 19th, 2013
2:12 pm
nonsensical, mostly off-the-cuff, RIDICULOUSLY homerish NHL predictionsCollapse )

(10 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Monday, November 26th, 2012
7:35 pm
Hello, LJ! I have been instructed to post! I swear I have been reading regularly, even though I have not posted in a million years!

Here is an email exchange with Claire for you to enjoy!Collapse )



Yeahhhhh, you haven't missed much, LJ.

(4 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Friday, May 25th, 2012
8:00 pm
Home again, home again, jiggity-jig.

For a given value of home.


Seems really Team Auckland typical that the last things I said at the airport were "I love you all" and "I fucking hate you."

And now I'm going to eat some pizza, drink some coffee, and not be on a plane.

(6 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
10:46 am
Hey strangecobwebs, you didn't secretly marry a lady vet and come to Maui on your honeymoon and sit right by me at a luau, did you? Because if you didn't, you have a doppelganger. (And if you did, you are mean for not talking to me D:)

(1 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Friday, May 4th, 2012
9:54 pm
Hello livejournal! I swear I have not forgotten about you - I still read my flist every day - I've just mostly forgotten how to make posts unless something awful is happening, apparently.

Nothing awful is happening today, though, unless turning 28 is awful. I have high hopes for it, actually, for a value of "high hopes" that equals "will be better than 27, aka the worst year of my life to date," or something that makes more grammatical sense but means the same thing.

Tuesday I'm heading down to Maui with my mom, sister, and brother-in-law because jfc my family needs a fucking break. They're staying ten days, but I'm ditching after a week to go spend some time in Auckland because I really miss my friends.

I'm sure I have a billion other things I should be saying, but I can't think of anything, so flist, you should do the work for me: ask me a question in the comments, if there is anything you would like to know. Or, you know, just tell me something happy, or show me your favourite picture, or tell me a story, or ask me to tell you a story (I make no promises).



tl;dr: LIVEJOURNAL I STILL EXIST the end.

(3 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Sunday, March 25th, 2012
11:42 am
Dear Cada de Salida!Collapse )

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
10:43 pm - All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by missmollyetc at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by lk737 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Please repost this? I have never begged for one of my posts to be boosted. I am just so worried for my friends and want you to know.

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/webnews/major-isps-turn-into-copyright-police-by-july-says-riaa/

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox news confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c

Electronic Frontier Foundation on Mandatory Data Retention

Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that it's actually July 1

(take the sky from me)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
9:25 pm
This post is super belated, but. I just wanted to thank, more than I can express, everyone who came to Dad's service, sent a card, made a donation, emailed me, left me an LJ comment, or spared a thought or a prayer for me and my family. I'm sorry I haven't thanked everyone individually - it gets pretty overwhelming, I cannot lie - but I feel so, so blessed to know how loved and supported I am. I couldn't possibly be luckier in my friends. Love to you all.

(4 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
10:49 pm
No more bad things are allowed to happen. I'm running on reserve levels of cope and I have no idea how long they'll hold out.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have plans with a bottle of cheap sauv blanc and an episode of Revenge.

(6 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Sunday, February 19th, 2012
8:17 am
Dad passed away peacefully around 11:30 last night. Reanna and Jord and I were with him. Everyone's doing okay.

(29 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
3:43 pm
What I'm realising slowly is that when everything is over and done and I get back to some semblance of a normal life, I am going to have to emotionally deal with the fact that hockey fandom has gone mainstream whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.

(5 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Monday, February 13th, 2012
8:33 pm
I'm going to continue to not be around for a while - we think my dad's in his last few days, so I'm not going to work for at least the next week, and will be in and out of my parents' house, mostly.

Thank you in advance for your thoughts and prayers for my family, and sorry once again that I probably won't be able to respond to them.

(29 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
10:46 pm
So apparently I haven't posted in a month? SORRY FRIENDS. Um. An update about my dad is forthcoming when I figure out what to say - basically, no changes yet, things are pretty tough, we're all trying to hang in, and sometimes we succeed. People who follow me on twitter (@kathalcyon, in case anyone cares but doesn't know) have heard a bit more, but that's the long and short of it. I know I've been shocking at any sort of methodical updates, but please feel free to email or comment if there's something I should know, or if you have any questions. I can't promise to answer in record time or anything, but I am at least keeping up on reading stuff?


The real reason I'm updating, though, is that after a bizarrely long conversation with some (non-fannish) friends about how weird Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle are about each other, during which I tried really hard to act like a sane person and not, like, blatantly polish my tin hat at the table (I probably failed), one of my friends flat out dared me to write a story about them.

.......

Even better? Is that he and I were going to trade stories in this plan. My reward was to be a fic about Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen.

I. Do. Not. Even. Know.

(6 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Saturday, December 31st, 2011
6:39 pm
I have no perspective on how 2011 went for me, because this last month has completely overshadowed the rest of the year, so. Here's to a better 2012.

(3 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
10:11 pm
My dad's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Thank you all so much for all the love and support over the past few weeks, it honestly means more than I know how to say. I know I've been (and will likely continue to be) an absentee friend to a tonne of people, and thanks for sticking with me. I love you, friends list!

(35 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Monday, December 12th, 2011
5:01 pm
Dear friends list: this song is how I feel about you. Love, me.

(2 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Sunday, December 11th, 2011
8:42 pm
My cousin is out of the ICU and the doctors aren't too worried about his future ability to walk! \o/ \o/ \o/

Thanks to everyone who's been following at home, or commented, everyone who's spared some good thoughts or some prayers for my family, and everyone who contributed to my mental health gift (which, note: you have been left anon, it is up to you to out yourselves or not!). I have the greatest friends anyone could imagine, seriously. All of the love.

(10 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Monday, December 5th, 2011
8:35 am
My cousin was in a ski accident yesterday, was helicoptered into town here from the mountains, and my mom and his mom have left Regina and their mother's funeral arrangements to be here with him, so my sister and I are flying out to represent our branch of the family at the service tomorrow.

I don't even know, anymore.

(20 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
9:21 pm
Am I an awful person if I admit that I'm bummed to miss the Canes game here cos I'll be driving back from my grandmother's funeral in Regina?

(2 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
1:56 pm
My grandmother's very excellent doctor has told us the end is near, so there's a good chance I'll disappear for a bit in the next few days.

Bad things really do come in threes.

Had a conversation today that started with me saying "I've just had the worst week of my life" and ended with my friend saying ".... I thought you were joking when you said that."

(10 people found serenity | take the sky from me)

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