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Mostly Real Life Things

So, obviously, this is not a fic post.  That'll probably happen next week, since I will be on vacation then.  Maybe I'll even get around to doing some much-needed cross-posting.  This is mostly some real-life blatherings, along with some fandom things.

Fandom (aka the stuff you actually might want to read):
1.  Supernatural stuff is mostly on hiatus these days, though I am still working on the crossovers.  I just lost the SPN muse, for the most part.  If I ever get the time to rewatch the early seasons it might come back, but time isn't terribly abundant right now.

2.  I just discovered podfic.  If anyone really wants to help along the progress on the sequel to House is Not a Home, a podfic of the first two stories would move things along considerably.  I spend a fair amount of time on the road and listening to the story will help me write, I think.  I can offer some sort of moneyless exchange if someone is amenable, so PM me if you want to give it a try!

3.  Just fell into a new fandom, but I'm not sure how long I'll be here.  Young Justice snagged me from fic (that's the way most of them start, these days) and I mainlined season one and the first half of season two, and then it was not renewed for a third season.  Final episode is Saturday, unless a miracle happens for this fandom.  It has everything I tend to love in a DC Comics adaptation, including an intelligent Wally West, Dick Grayson/Robin as a best friend, and interesting, twisty plotlines, so go check it out!


Not Fandom (aka stuff that I have noticed that I cannot put on facebook):
So, Mark Salling (Noah Puckerman from Glee) got a little older, his face filled out, and now he looks startlingly like my best friend's husband.  Once this is seen, it cannot be unseen, and I feel contractually obligated not to notice his physical presence now.  Sigh.

One of my recent pet peeves has been people I know with absolutely no science background who are very vocal in protesting vaccines for children.  So far I haven't seen any scientific reasoning behind this protesting, and its making me irritable.  I would respect her decision if she could give me any real scientific data beyond "scary-looking graphs" about the flu vaccine, but as it stands that hasn't happened.

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greeneyes_fan
Mar. 14th, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, lord, anti-vaccinationists make me crazy. It's not that there isn't any evidence to support their position, it's that there's masses and masses of evidence against it. Nowadays, I generally just call them baby-killers, since that's where they are headed.
faithburke
Mar. 15th, 2013 01:01 am (UTC)
As far as I can tell, some celebrity made this big thing about vaccines causing autism and the "skyrocketing rate" of autism, and a lot of people jumped on that bandwagon. I've got a lot of thoughts on that, based on research and personal experience, so it upsets me when people say these things.

Also, nice icon for Pi day!
greeneyes_fan
Mar. 15th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
Actually, it started in 1998, when a man named Andrew Wakefield deliberately falsified his research after accepting enormous sums of money from lawyers who wanted to sue vaccine makers. Dude eventually lost his medical license when all this came out, but the damage was done, it got into the hands of the tinfoil hat brigade, and, thanks to the internet, there will always be people who believe.
jebbypal
Mar. 15th, 2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
I'm an immunologist by training 7 yrs for that phd baby. Would not do it again).

No matter how I throw actual knowledge and data at vaccine scared people, they just throw back same limes or tell me I've read the news article wrong. Now when I see anything vaccine like fear posts, I hold my breath, refuse to read the comments, and move on. It's like trying to argue evolution with a hardcore creationist. There is just no winning. So sad for herd immunity though
faithburke
Mar. 15th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
It's just so irritating. Is every vaccine given to children needed? I don't know, as I haven't done research for that. If you're going to support something like that, do more than a half-hour of internet research because I'm pretty sure the risk of not having the vaccine is greater than any risk the vaccine poses. And she'll throw in data about getting the flu shot, and I'm trying to tell her that it isn't the same thing as the MMR, and it all just ends in tears.
shamangrrl
Mar. 29th, 2013 01:45 am (UTC)
I'm sorry that you've lost the SPN muse, but I definitely understand it as I've become more and more - selective? - in what I read (I actually stopped watching the Show). Hopefully you'll still have some inspiration for the LHTF 'verse, as I love it, and all the little crossovers you've been writing in it.
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