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Feb. 15th, 2010 04:17 pm
glass_icarus: (sleepy feet)
The 5th Asian Women Blog Carnival is up! [livejournal.com profile] stephiepenguin did a great job compiling these, and I plan to devour everything today.

Still so groggy, omg. I have been failing to kickstart my brain into writing (well, what I'm supposed to be writing, at least) for the past four days, but thanks to the power of the collective awesome over at [personal profile] dhobikikutti's, I did come up with this:

Untitled
Fandom: Red Cliff
Rating: G
Summary/notes: First attempt! Written for [personal profile] troisroyaumes's request; reposted from here. Vague spoilers for parts I and II- I watched the full-length version, not the cut one. *g*

Meng Meng is nearly grown now, and Xiao Qiao and Zhou Yu can both be found at the stables more often than not, lingering longer and longer as the summer wears on. )

Okay, retreating to my word docs! Hopefully I can finish at least one of them. :S
glass_icarus: (saving face: wil/viv 3)
once: It was my mother taught me to make dumplings, mixing together ground pork and shrimp and jiǔ cài and chopped cabbage, drizzling in soy sauce until it was just this side of brown. Dipping our fingers in the dish of water to wet the edges of the skin, we used to sit around the table, my mother and sister and I, racing each other to see who could wrap the most, the prettiest, the quickest; which of us would scrape the last of the filling out of the bowl. Sometimes we'd boil them and sometimes we'd pan-fry them, but I always loved the fried ones best, watching the wrapper turn crispy golden-brown at the edges.

(People used to complain of the smell sometimes when I brought them to school for lunch, but after a while I figured they were just jealous.)

and once: )

[written for the 5th Asian Women Blog Carnival]
glass_icarus: (aishwarya)
The 4th edition of the Asian Women Blog Carnival is up! Here. *\o/*

... And now it's time for me to turn my attention to [livejournal.com profile] camelotsolstice and [livejournal.com profile] rs_small_gifts. Ack!
glass_icarus: (freida)
The deadline for submissions for the 4th Asian Women Blog Carnival is today! However, since RL has been pretty crazy for me recently, I'm willing to extend a grace period of ~24 hours. Once again, the theme of this edition is storytelling, or reclaiming our selves through our words. If you are interested in participating, please see this post for guidelines and further details!
glass_icarus: (aishwarya)
1. The submission deadline for the 4th Asian Women Blog Carnival is coming up; NOVEMBER 1st is just around the corner! Once again, the theme for this edition is storytelling, or reclaiming our selves through our words. Women and men of color and allies are welcome to participate so long as the focus of their contributions is Asian women. The definition of Asian, within the scope of this carnival, includes people from East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, North Asia, Southeast Asia, Far East, Middle East, Near East and people of Asian descent living in non-majority Asian countries. The definition of women, within the scope of this carnival, includes trans women and cisgendered women. More detailed submission guidelines may be found here.

2. ATTENTION YULETIDERS: [personal profile] dhobikikutti has begun a list of chromatic Yuletide fandoms! This post sums up the reasoning behind it quite well:
First and foremost, I am doing this for myself and others like me who don't often get the opportunity to be fannish online about our source cultures, and rarely see good examples of it being talked about. I am also doing it because I want to find more of us, and lure in other international fans who understandably might perhaps have no interest in fanfiction about English, Western sources, but have never had a chance to see fanfiction written about people like them.

This is why I am centring around non-English (or Indian-English/Chinese-English/etc) sources - where the original creators (authors, directors, actors) seem to be doing an adequate job of representing their story. Yuletide is a celebration of source as much as it is about fandom, and I want to emphasise the sources that should be celebrated, in contrast to the ones that often get talked about instead.

It's rather appalling how often a source that exoticises, flattens, or misrepresents a culture gets picked up and praised over and above more accurate work, and that choice, subconcious as it might be, furthers an agenda of cultural imperialism and colonialism (not to mention racism). For a long time, we sourcelanders and diasporians have had to make do with subverting the source - trying to critique C.S. Lewis's portrayal of the Calormenes or Joss Whedon's erasure of Asians in Firefly or Pirates of the Carribbeans' racist and Magical Negro tropes, through fanfiction that challenges and questions and rewrites.

So please, if you adore source materials and/or characters that are non-Western and non-white, do consider writing about them, and do consider how you're going to portray them. Yuletiders on my flist, you can take this as a challenge: I am going to do my level best to enable you into my obscure fandoms. How are you going to enable me into yours? ;)
glass_icarus: (amelie)
Some quick notes, since I'm supposed to be haring off to do things in a bit:

- [livejournal.com profile] rs_small_gifts signups are open! :D Yeah, Remus/Sirius folks, I'm looking at you.

- I forgot to say that I'm doing [livejournal.com profile] choc_fic's 100 Days of Color! Saving Face (because this is apparently the Year of Pimpage for me), February 8th. \o/

- [community profile] camelot_fleet party post is open for business!

- The deadline for submissions for the 4th Asian Women Blog Carnival is coming up! NOVEMBER 1st is... next weekend, omg. Where did October go??
glass_icarus: (zhang ziyi)
PSA: The submission deadline for the 4th Asian Women Blog Carnival has been extended to NOVEMBER 1st. Please see this post for submission details! Once again, I'd like to reiterate that women and men of color and allies are all welcome to participate, so long as the focus of their contributions is Asian women.

The definition of Asian, within the scope of this carnival, includes people from East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, North Asia, Southeast Asia, Far East, Middle East, Near East and people of Asian descent living in non-majority Asian countries. The definition of women, within the scope of this carnival, includes transwomen and cisgendered women.

... WHAT.

Aug. 26th, 2009 03:14 pm
glass_icarus: (sott: klingon)
- Via [livejournal.com profile] karnythia [here]: what. the. FUCK?

- In other news, RIP Ted Kennedy. :(

*** In other other news, the Asian Women Blog Carnival submissions post is now up at [livejournal.com profile] truthrages! *\o/* Details within.
glass_icarus: (apple butterfly)
Jha'Meia has posted the 3rd edition of the Asian Women Blog Carnival! Check it out. :)

ETA: For Us, by [livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon. &hearts &hearts &hearts! That is all I have to say.
glass_icarus: (havemercy: blue face)
ahahaha SCREWED. )

basically, brain, i'd like you to stop faffing off now plzkthx.

ETA: wow i am LATE on pimping this, but [personal profile] ciderpress has announced the 3rd edition of the Asian Women Carnival! \o/ \o/ the host is Jha'Meia, and the submissions post is here; deadline is 8/15; optional theme is "Intersections between Culture and Sexism."

also, a note from [personal profile] ciderpress regarding the Carnival (emphasis mine):
The carnival was intended to be *about* Asian women rather than an Asian women *only* carnival. This is partly because the global issues of race, identity, gender and class etc affect everyone and I think it is important to explore and discuss (and learn about) the intersection of communities, issues and common and uncommon experiences and listen to a diverse range of voices, all of which have valuable things to contribute to the discussion. It is also partly because Asian women are daughters, mothers, sisters, colleagues and friends. What affects our lives and makes us who we are in turn affects our relationships with our brothers and sisters, our parents, our children, our colleagues and our friends and changes them. I know I have things to say about my identity as an Asian woman. I also know that my brothers, my father and my friends all think about and have things to say about Asian women and how we relate to their own personal experiences and their views on race, gender and feminism etc. I personally welcome submissions and work by Asian women, Asian men and non-Asian allies, and hope that the conversations springing from the AWC can and will include all these voices, even within the narrow focus that the carnival has. I would also like, as both [personal profile] yeloson and [personal profile] deepad have both kindly suggested, in a (hopefully soon-to-be!) future edition, to have an Asian Women Carnival based on the theme of Asian men and children.


if you, lovely flist, have any thoughts to share, i'd love to hear them! &hearts
glass_icarus: (cupped hands)
&hearts the second edition of the Asian Women Blog Carnival is now posted! *\o/* go forth and read, but treat the entries with respect!

&hearts i am going to see Yo-Yo Ma tonight, for free, in Lincoln Center. on the program: the Silk Road Project. i have no words for how much i love my city, at times like these. will edit with pictures, if i can manage it!
glass_icarus: (Default)
Happy open-beta phase, everyone! As I mentioned previously, I am still hanging out mostly on LJ, with very little cross-posting thus far. It's nice to see more familiar faces over here, though! :)

There will be more fic up here soon, when I get around to finishing/organizing the stuff from my drabble free-for-all on LJ. I realize I forgot to cross-post that, so, er, if any of you Dreamwidth-only folks would like a prompt, feel free to drop one here? *headdesk*

Also, a quick PSA for those of you who may be interested/haven't already heard the news from [personal profile] ciderpress or [personal profile] oyceter: [personal profile] oyceter is hosting the second edition of the Asian Women Blog Carnival, and she's taking submissions until June 1st! So, so excited for this. \o/

ETA: I made a post over at LJ about swine flu, and it occurs to me that it may bear repeating over here! [livejournal.com profile] setissma has some useful information over here. Also, some helpful tips:

- Coughing/sneezing into your sleeve- as opposed to into your hands- decreases the likelihood of spreading your germs everywhere, for the simple reason that shit sticks to your hands (which you will forget about once your cough/sneeze is over) and it is very easy to reinfect everything around you by touching stuff.
- Used tissues should be discarded ASAP, and giving convenient surfaces- i.e. computer desks, kitchen counters, dining room tables, etc.- a quick spray & wipe-down is always a good idea.
- Avoid touching your eyes/nose/mouth, as mucous membranes are disease-friendly areas.
- Wash your hands! Everyone is saying this; everyone is repeating it for a reason. Don't just rinse, either- soap & lather, don't forget to clean around your fingernails & between your fingers, etc., and use warm/hot water if it's available. Around twenty seconds should do it.
- It's also a good idea to pop one of those Purell hand sanitizer things in your bag, for use when sinks are not convenient to you. Very easy quick-fix, believe me.

Also, please remember that you are not in danger of catching swine flu from eating pork. That is all!
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The awesome, awesome [livejournal.com profile] ciderpress is asking for submissions for the first Asian Women Blog Carnival! \o/

This carnival is intended to focus on Asian women. The definition of Asian, within the scope of this carnival, includes people from East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, North Asia, South-East Asia, Far East, Middle East, Near East and people of Asian descent living in non-Asian countries. The definition of women, within the scope of this carnival, includes transwomen and cisgendered women.


Further details can be found here.

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