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January 8th, 2017

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Day 2

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

After thinking about it, there's a few that I could talk about, but I think I have to give it to the Harry Potter book series because without it, I wouldn't have gotten into LJ and met the amazing people that I have and I wouldn't have gotten into fandom the way that I did. It's been years since I've been fannish with HP or even written HP fic, but I always think of it fondly and I still have my books, DVDs, and funko pop ;)

I love that people are still fannish with HP years later and I love that people are getting into this fandom for the first time. I honestly want to reach my 80s and HP is still a vibrant fandom in some way.

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School's been keeping me pretty busy, but I've been managing to sign petitions from ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Democrats whenever they send me emails. I also called my senators (both of them yay since the Democratic one was sworn in this month. I did have to go hunting for her DC office number, but I found it and left a voicemail) about their votes on advancing the repeal of ACA (no surprise that the Republican voted yes and the Democrat voted no).

Unfortunately, there's plenty of things that we can call our reps on and [community profile] thisfinecrew is keeping me abreast so I can call when I have time.

I also want to get involved on the local grassroots level, but when I sent a volunteer submission to both the state Democratic party through their website or my local district representative, I haven't heard anything back and I did this in December. I didn't even get an automated email about it like I have from ACLU. I'm still hoping the local chapter of ACLU gets back to me about volunteering, but we'll see. I did get an automated email from them and then a poll about a month later about what I'm interested in, but nothing substantial so far.

And it's probably petty of me but I'll take what I can get. I hope that, since I'm pretty sure my Republican senator isn't listening, that I'm annoying him and/or his office with my voicemails/giving extra work to pay attention to me if only for a few minutes because that's a few minutes that they're not doing something else that will be towards something terrible for the rest of us. I guess I have to find my silver linings somewhere? If I can't be the flyswatter, I will be the mosquito.
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