nenya_kanadka: Intarwebz = serius bizness (@ Intarwebz srs bsns)
Goddammit, earwormed by failmeme again:

(to the tune of Turkey In The Straw or perhaps Battle Hymn of the Republic; and in response to the Serious Question posed in the first line)

Do you ever trap your nipple in the fold-out bit?
Do you play in nippy weather and then agonize your tit?
Do you briskly pump your bellows in the midst of all your fellows
Just to find you've trapped your nipple in the fold-out bit?


I think it's the "briskly" that does me in every time. 😂
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 (Professor Internet)
According to [personal profile] muccamukk, anyway.



Me on the left, Mucca on the right; rainbow nails for me, rainbow beaded bracelet (from my big sister [livejournal.com profile] nepenti) for Mucca. First night of the Island Music Fest, ie queers and hippies and music and kd bloody lang, y'all. To which we went instead of Pride this year, because it was that awesome.

♥.

ngh.

Jul. 29th, 2012 10:01 pm
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 (Jack Layton quote)
Sweet Yavanna on garlic toast, this woman's voice. I could soak in it for hours. *loops song again*



kd lang - The Air That I Breathe - lyrics

Brought to you by the Committee For Catching Up On Culture What One Missed By Living Under A Rock In The Nineties.

*falls over*
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 (Sisko smile)
I am reliably informed that three things make a post.

1) This month, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the USA released a first draft of an official liturgy for the blessing of a same-sex marriage. The section in the report is called "I Will Bless You, and You Will Be A Blessing"; the entire Report can be found here in PDF format (discussion on the same-sex liturgy starts on p. 184, actual proposed service p. 241).

Some excerpts from The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant:

opening comments )

some of the collects )

vows )

Blessing of the rings has an option for:
If the two have previously given and worn rings as a symbol of their commitment, the rings may be blessed on the hands of the couple.

which I like because it acknowledges the complex social and legal status of a lot of gay couples.

blessings )

The whole thing is pretty damn explicitly Christian (what does one expect, it's the Episcopal Church!) which makes my agnostic-in-self-defense side twitch a bit after a while. But at the same time, it is an explicitly Christian blessing of queer relationships. It kind of blows my mind in that respect. To hear all these blessings, to hear same-sex love equated with the love of Christ for the church, to be held up as an example of faithfulness and good true things...that just curls up around my heart and makes me go "Ohhh," with happiness.

There's also the fact that the several years I spent in the Episcopal church were the happiest I've ever been in a church, and just the rhythm of the liturgy takes me back to that time and reminds me of the wonderful people I met there and the sense of love that our tiny church exuded from the walls. Also, the liturgy is really pretty. :D

I also wouldn't be surprised if a lot of different-sex couples use these rites at some point.

Other things:

2) Ode To Joy flashmob: fifty-something musicians (bass, cello, violin, horns, and at the end vocals) perform gloriously in a public square. The best part of this is the people in the audience: all the reactions, all the happiness, all the little kids playing conductor. I'm not ashamed to say I sniffled as the crescendo rose towards the end. It's apparently also in support of some bank or other, but I really don't care. It's gorgeous.

3) Just Another Princess Movie: a review of Brave, about the surprising ways in which it isn't Just Another One. I love her point about how she as a female viewer sees things in it that her male friends didn't, because she's hyper-aware of the tropes for female characters. This review syncs pretty well with my response to the movie and why I walked out of the theatre glowing gently on the inside. Fair warning: spoileriffic review.

Bonus things (a trilogy in five parts):

4) Sally Ride was gay. Holy crap. :D :D :D Sally Fucking Ride.

5) This picture of kd lang from the cover of "Drag." You guys, I am so sad I lived under a rock in my teen years. (I got to see her live at a music fest a couple of weeks ago. OMG, such stage presence, so much charm. *flailyhands*)
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 ([fandom] Susan Pevensie)
This is like a tab dump, but for songs running around in my head. Unlike the "X number of random songs on your iPod" memes, this doesn't have to be the first line of the song--just the ones that are sticking in my head most. Anyone who wants to steal it, feel free. :-)

(in no particular order, and pardon the Backstreet Boys--it's from a fanmix)

1.
This is a song for the unloved
This is the music for one last cry
This is a prayer that tomorrow
Will help me leave the past behind

talking laughing loving breathing )
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 ([politics] girl with Obama hat)
And because (listening to music from the inaugural concert today), I've just realized that joyful catharsis is as important as angry catharsis, have a video. :D

Everyone looks so happy! I love when they pan over the crowd and it's all these people who all look different from each other but are all jumping up and down and totally thrilled. And then there's Lincoln behind them. Yeah, maybe I feel faintly American at the moment? I don't know, I feel...happily human. :D



Go, go listen to all the songs in that section of YouTube--HAPPY JOY JOY!

\o/ ASDFLKJL; PARTY \o/
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 (Default)
I don't know what exactly this musical style is called, but it's not the classical/pastoral I usually associate with Elves. But it's a pretty amazing song about the Valier.



lyrics )
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 ([CJC] safe warm happy)
[ed.--Before Rosie posts it. ;) Bouncy reggae music from a friend.]

Give the people what they want (what they want, what they want):
Food, clothing and shelter (what they want, what they want)
Reggae music (sweet to hear, sweet to hear, sweet to hear everywhere)

Give the people what they want:
Clean air and no pollution,
Reggae music.

(Some like it in the Rub-a-Dub style. Some like it in the Rub-a-Dub style.
Some like it when the rhythm is wild. Some like it when the rhythm is wild.
Some like it in the One-Drop style. Some like it in the One-Drop style.
Some like it in the Reggae-man style. Some like it in the Reggae-man style.)

Give the people what they want:
Equal rights and justice,
Reggae music.

(Some like it in the Rub-a-Dub style. Some like it in the Rub-a-Dub style.
Some like it when the rhythm is wild. Some like it when the rhythm is wild.
Some like it in the One-Drop style. Some like it in the One-Drop style.
Some like it in the primative style. Some like it in the genitive style.)

Give the people what they want:
One love and one devotion,
Reggae music.

[fading out:
There is no speech and no language
Where reggae is not heard ...]

--Jimmy Cliff

ETA: Yay YouSendIt. Song should be here. *dance*