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14 March 2012 @ 11:58 pm
Dearest Junetide Author or Artist,

You're so awesome for wanting to write fic or make art for me. <3 Whatever you make will be treasured and gushed about to all my friends and coworkers until they are sick of it.

I have a slight obsession with things like fierce love and deep angst, but I also love sickeningly sweet, adorable fluff. I'm a terribly hopeless romantic, and OTP (or OT3) type romances please me endlessly. So does ~drama~. I love things inspired by the story in a good song, especially if it's considered a 'bad idea' relationship to everyone else but the couple.

I love Strong Female Characters, and queer, asexual, and straight characters. I love characters of all genders or no gender at all. I love good, bad, and horribly misunderstood characters. I love sibling relationships, whether they be wonderful or complicated. I love fairy tales and magic.

I will love whatever you decide to make to me. <3

Thank you,
Nikki
 
 
 
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04 December 2011 @ 11:27 pm


twd_prompts is a new community where The Walking Dead fans can request and write fanfiction for other TWD fans! If you love TWD as much as we do, come join in on the fun!

 
 
 
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Originally posted by boosette at WARNING: Purina pet food has started making pets ill
Originally posted by issendai</lj> at WARNING: Purina pet food has started making pets ill

My coworker John told me that his cat was seriously ill--throwing up, lethargic, refusing food, dropping weight. The previously healthy 6-year-old, 15-pound cat had lost a third of her body weight over the last few months. The vet couldn't find anything wrong with her. Blood tests were clean, and she didn't have any known illnesses. Yet she was a few days from organ failure.

That was a week ago. She's fine now. The solution was... to stop feeding her Purina cat food.

When John told me that, and said that friends of his had the same problem with their cats and Purina cat food, I looked into it. Holy shit. Take a look at the consumer complaints about Purina cat and dog food. This exact same problem has been an issue with Purina pet foods since 2007, but since this summer, the rate of complaints has picked up drastically. People who previously had to problems with Purina are reporting issues. Comment after comment sounds the same:

I've been feeding my three cats Fancy Feast canned food Chopped Grill Feast for many years. They have always devoured their meal and licked the plates clean. Last week, I noticed they did not want to eat much and went from plate to plate, ate a little. Next day, none of them would eat it. I kept trying new cans. What they did eat made them vomit and one cat was lethargic for days. I refuse to buy any more of this food. It's very scary. I don't know what is wrong with the food, but I fear it has toxins in it. I switched to another brand and the cats are fine now. Did anyone else experience this?

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My dogs have been eating Purina Dog Chow (green bag) for about four years. They used to eat only Iams, but due to financial issues, we had to go with a cheaper brand. The last bag I purchased was about a week and a half ago. My 14 years old Labrador has vomited about 5-6 times and my German Shepherd has vomited about 4 times. Something is wrong with this food! The food has a kind of metallic smell to it. It just does not smell right. I'm taking it back to the pet store. I am changing my dogs' food, it's just not worth taking the chance to save a few dollars.

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We purchased a large bag of Purina One Salmon dry cat food to give to a needy pet owner. She emailed us a couple of days later ,to say that there were maggots, lots of them with what looked to be like strands or webs with more dead gnats or flies, pieces of web in the food and "shells" of gnats or flies in the bag. Cats would not eat much of the food and, fortunately, they did not get sick. The store had noticed this problem in other bags and was willing to swap out.

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I purchased a 34 lb bag of Purina One Smartblend dog food every three to four weeks for my two Labradors. The last bag I purchased seemed fine until I noticed a new infestation of little black bugs. Upon further inspection through the contents of the bag, I noticed clusters of white "eggs" adhered to quite a bit of the food. Some of these clusters contained larvae in the process of hatching. I immediately threw out the remaining contents of the bag but did save samples for my vet.

We went out of town last weekend and had friends dog sit for us. We originally attributed their lethargy and random vomiting to separation anxiety. Although they are doing better, I am still concerned and will be watching them closely. As stated, I saved samples of the infested dog food for our vet in the event that anything results from this issue.

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I recently switched to the Friskies Poultry Variety pack (32 cans) that says it must be used by August 2013 (12281789 09:31 lo61237) sku (050000454242). I have 5 cats and feeding them this food, I noticed some of them throwing up. There's nothing in it but liquids, no hair ball, no food, nothing. My cats range from 8 weeks to 13 years old.


I switched my own cats to Purina a couple of months ago, and their coats look so much better than they did on the old brand of cat food... but Buffy has started vomiting stomach liquids. Purina and Fancy Feast are off the menu. Permanently.

I have no idea why this isn't news. But if you're feeding your pets any Purina brand, please don't wait for media confirmation that something is going on. Stop feeding your pets Purina immediately.


I've been feeding my dogs Purina the last few weeks because of the fact that it was the most affordable brand I was willing to feed them. (Brands like Gravy Train are cheaper, but I'd feed them scraps before I fed them Gravy Train.) I haven't noticed them getting sick or being lethargic, but I'll be buying a new brand from now on anyway. I'd rather be safe than sorry.
 
 
 
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15 November 2011 @ 10:36 pm
1. Pick one to three of my characters.
2. Pick a fairy tale or folk tale.
3. I will write them in a remix of that story.


I've been wanting to do a Fairy Tale AU for a while, actually, but I can never decide on ideas. Yay for memes that fix things!
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14 November 2011 @ 10:12 pm
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HE'S BEEN FOUNDCollapse ) ETA: He's been found alive and okay!
 
 
 
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11 October 2011 @ 07:33 pm
Originally posted by gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.


 
 
 
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07 October 2011 @ 08:41 pm
I tried to make some cinnamon-chocolate brownies. They came out as cake. I feel like I should be disappointed because if I wanted cake, I would make cake, but... hey, cinnamon-chocolate cake is pretty awesome too.

I was hoping this would just be a one-time Iowa thing. >:|

ETA: And the edges are like cookies. I don't understand wtf I did here. It is all delicious, but I've made some brownie-cake-cookie thing. I feel like I've broken the laws of cooking or something.
 
 
 
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29 September 2011 @ 04:07 pm
I'm worried about my car. :/ She's an old car - '92 Camry, 153k miles - and we haven't been able to afford taking care of her at all. At all. At all.

Right now, she has an oil leak. She also needs an oil change, new filters... One of the motor mounts needs replacing, and that's just the stuff I know about. I'm pretty car dumb, so it wouldn't surprise me if there's all sorts of problems I don't even know about. We don't have the money to even get an oil change for my car, much less everything else. I'm really worried my car is on her deathbed at this point, and I don't know what we'll do if my car dies. If we can't afford the fix it up, we definitely can't afford a new car. And in this area, no car basically means nobody will hire you, and that is not what I need right now.

It really makes me wish that my rich uncle wasn't such a fucking douche, and kept his promises. If he can afford to lose almost 50k without blinking, he can afford to buy me a more updated used car like he said he would a few years ago.
 
 
 
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13 September 2011 @ 12:32 pm
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11 September 2011 @ 12:33 pm
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