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Saturday, Jan. 3rd, 2015 @ 10:46 pm - FRIENDS ONLY
glittery eye

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Friday, May. 13th, 2011 @ 9:00 am - I promise I'm not crazy...
lucy surprise
zOMG. Fucked up dream.

We were in a big warehouse type building cleaning it out but I'm not sure why. There were lots of people from work so perhaps it was a new store setup? I see a blue backpack out of the corner of my eye. Okay, its a backpack, big deal. However, first I hear something coming from it. Then I see movement in that area. Can't be related, right? Wrong. On closer inspection of the backpack I notice that the movement and the noise is coming from inside one of the outer pockets of the backpack that hadn't been zipped completely. We open up the pocket to find a BABY tucked in one of the pockets. The pocket reminded me of one that you would put pencils in or your calculator and this baby was just tucked inside it. Strange looking baby too. Kinda melted looking, kinda like a chocolate easter bunny that has gotten just a tiny bit too warm. Still has a face and everything and you can recognize everything but sort of distorted.  It was about 5 inches long apparantly it was 11weeks along in its growth process. (How we knew this is beyond me.)  It was male. His skin was sort of bluish gray, almost as if the blood weren't circulating well enough.  And it was wearing clothes....overalls and a red shirt to be exact. 

We (I'm not really sure who "we" is, but I was not alone during all of this) pulled it out and looked at the tag on the backpack tryinhg to find out who's bag it was. Yeah that was really helpful. We saw "Oklahoma City" and a lot of random mumbo jumbo. Definately wanting to find out who's bag it was and what type of sick person would put a baby inside it, we went looking for Greg, the district manager. If anybody could give us permission to go through the rest of the backpack, it was him. Unfortunately he wasn't much help. After showing him the baby (who by now had his eyes on stalks, like a snail, and his mouth looked kinda like a grate on a gas mask...dunno where the clothes were either) he told us that there really wasn't anything that he would be able to do, or anybody for that matter. The child would not live very long and he was surprised it was alive at all. I was holding him in my left hand, just sort of layed out in my palm. I think it was a bit smaller by now cuz it fit easily, head up by my fingertips and feet down by my wrist.

All of a sudden the baby tenses his body up and stiffens. Reminds me of how Aidyn will stiffen up when she's fighting a gas bubble but in this little dude's case, we thought he was dying. His body loosens back up, and then a little bit later does it again. The third time that it tenses up, so does my hand! Felt sort of like somebody squeezing it really hard.  Fourth time, hand tenses up as well and gets all sunken looking. Have you ever seen a bag that has been vacuum packed? It had that sunken, no air inside type of look to it. F-REAKY. We just sort of stared at it and then when baby released and my hand went back to normal, all was well again. Until baby did it again. This time, the fifth tensing up, my hand indeed tensed up and did the sunken thing, but then it like folds inwards or implodes on itself. The best was I can describe it is like when you put a thin piece of plastic in the microwave...sometimes when it heats the edges start to curl up on itsself and roll inwards to the center. My hand got really warm and then unclenched. Baby was gone. W. T. F. Much to our horror, I now have something moving under my skin up the back of my hand and all we could do was stare at my hand and thats where the dream ended.

I think the whole sleep deprivation thing is finally starting to get to me.
Tuesday, Mar. 18th, 2008 @ 9:43 pm - Please Read! (yes...a public post!)
dont poke the penguin
The one-day content strike is on for this Friday, March 21, from midnight GMT to midnight GMT.

For 24 hours, we will not post or comment to LJ. Not in our own journals, not in communities. Not publicly, privately, or under friends-lock.

This is a protest that will have long-lasting effects, showing up forever in the daily posting statistics.

This is a protest that will not harm LJ in the long run, as leaving LJ might do.

This is a protest that will demonstrate the power of community, as all users unite to support Basic users, the concept of adfree space, and our right to enjoy any interests we choose.

This is a protest that will educate the new owners that LJ is driven by user-created content.

To find out exactly when the strike begins and ends, depending on where you are located, please see this

How Can You Help?

DO post about this in your own LJ.
DO post and comment about it in appropriate communities.
DO turn off LoudTwitter and your RSS feeds for 24 hours.

DON'T forget to get permission from community mods before making an off-topic post or comment about the strike.
DON'T be spammy with your posts or comments about the strike.
DON'T forget to turn your LoudTwitter and RSS feeds back on when the strike is over.

Why Are We Striking?

We are holding the Content Strike because we want the new owners of LiveJournal to better understand the power and resolve of the LJ Community of Users.

We are holding the Content Strike because all of us, Paid, Permanent and Plus users as well as Basic, want to demonstrate our solidarity as a Community of Users. We do not consider Basic users to be freeloaders, we consider them to be valuable content-providers and Friends.

We are holding the Content Strike because we ache to do something to show our displeasure, and commenting on the </a></b></a>news post just isn't powerful enough!

The strike has four terms:

1. Restore basic accounts for new account creation.
2. Inform users before any change to the site that affects how we use the site or demands on our resources.
3. Run change proposals by the Advisory Board and take their advice into account before implementation of any change.
4. Homophobia, misogyny, and racism must not be a part of the decision making processes about appropriate content of the site, including what user interests are deemed appropriate.

NOTE: We are aware that there may be good business decisions for eliminating Basic accounts. If Basic accounts are to be eliminated, though, that action should be taken only after approval of the Advisory Board and consultation with the LJ Community of Users.

Will This Make Any Difference?

The protests are making a difference. Within the last three hours (as of 3pm March 17, '08), the censored interests have been restored! If you look at the Popular Interests page, you will once again see the formerly filtered "fanfiction", "depression", "bisexuality" -- even "faeries". LiveJournal is once again presenting its true face to the world, not a sanitized blandness.

Please continue to spread the word about the Content Strike. We are not merely consumers. We are a Community of Users, and we will be heard.

LiveJournal Content Strike, Friday, March 21, midnight to midnight GMT.
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