Here is a video of Misha explaining why he was going to be late to Burcon. (He had to park his car and walk because he knew he wasn't going to be able to get there any other way!) This is a very cool video for many reasons--for me it's amazing to see 1) the number of protesters, and 2) all these people run up, give Misha a hug and a kind word and then run off again, and see how he responds.

s_c took a turn through our complex the other day and was called over to chat by a black guy ("People call me Q," he told her) and a white guy working on a car together. Q asked how she was doing; she said she was doing the best she could in light of the election. Both of the guys agreed it was terrible. Q asked her if she'd been downtown to see the protests. She said she hadn't. "I'm a person of color," Q told her, "but there are more people of your color there protesting!"

So maybe at least all this has accomplished that much: I've seen many people of color saying how deeply they're touched by how many white people are standing up for them. As a woman, too, to see how many people denounce the orange Voldemort (as a friend has dubbed him) based on his misogyny and racism ... our country really WAS divided, and is still, in one way, but in another, it's bringing people together. And I'm seeing way more people on opposite sides actually talking to each other--talking and listening. Maybe good can come of all this. Let's hope! Love to you all. <3
Today's Top 5 at [ profile] spn_bunker was really inspiring, like, REALLY inspiring. I loved the way s_c phrased today's post, because I so strongly believe in that, that only light can drive out darkness, and only love can drive away hate, as MLK Jr. so wisely said in that quote that's been making the rounds.

Because the world is as dark as it's ever been in my lifetime. I take comfort in looking back over history and seeing that dark times occur with regularity in this world. In just the last century, my country and others went through the civil rights movement, and the world faced WWII and the Cold War. Though I'm sure WWII seemed like the end of days as it was happening, the world survived it, along with the Cold War, and we were better off after the turmoil of the civil rights movement, all of which gives me some hope that we'll be better off after these dark days are passed ... or at least that the world will survive.

Still, knowing that doesn't make it less dark to live through, except for the hope of a light at the end of the tunnel. I know we're always wishing there were some way to make things better. Sometimes it seems like there's nothing we can do, but the Top 5 post today, along with y'all's 100 Days of Happiness Memes you've been doing that I've been so enjoying (and at last have been inspired to participate in, myself), made me think of something we could do, however small, to create a haven of happiness and good stuff here in our corner of fandom. With more light in our own lives, we spread light to others, and the world gets just a bit brighter.

So I created this comm, which I hope you join! It's a place where you can share your 100 Days of Happiness posts, or just jump in and post any old thing you stumble across that made you happy that day, whether or not you're doing the meme. I also thought it would be lots of fun to do a Throwback Thursday event (I just love the weekly events at the Bunker, so I couldn't resist doing them in this new comm, too), where you post things that used to be Your Thing when you were younger, even if you can't imagine ever having been into it now; and then also a Future Tuesday event, where you post things you hope to have in the future that you think would make you really happy. I adore seeing your 100 Days of Happiness posts, and I thought it would be great to have them all in one place. Plus, who knows, maybe we'll make some new lj friends there. Here it is: [ profile] amilliondays

I called it a million days because, well, a) 100days, 1000days, and 10000days were already taken, and anyway, b) I don't want our good days to stop after the hundred run out!

And please spread the word!
I can't seem to find words about David Bowie yet. How can you sum up a being and an artist like that?

But I did want to share this with y'all, because DAYUM did the man know how to take a picture.

Article here.
"Your favorite SPN related song and your favorite song right now + X-mas song that signalize that X-mas is coming :)"

Favorite SPN-related song. Well, this is kind of far-fetched, but my favorite song ("Give Me a Beat") on this crazy mash-up/sampled/rap/pop CD my sister sent me begins with good ol' "Renegade" by Styx, which is SOOO great in "Nightshifter," so I always have happy associations with SPN whenever I hear that song start.

Too, I LOVE "Turn Into Earth" by the Yardbirds (thanks yet again, Superwiki!). I've never heard anyone talk about it before, but it really struck me in that scene the first time I saw "The Born-Again Identity," and every time I've seen it since. Sitting around the production office, deliberating over "What song do you play, you know, when an angel declared himself God and then got taken over by Leviathans (you know, as they will) and died and lost his memory and has just been told who he really is, which he fully remembers as he kills a bunch of demons?"--I can't imagine that they could have come up with a more perfect song to express the emotions of that scene.

My favorite song right now, eh? Probably "Destroya" by MCR.

The Christmas song that signals Christmas is coming? This one is hard because while once upon a time I found Christmas music really magical, I'm pretty over it now (definitely including that unrelenting, unignorable version of "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" I was pummeled by the last time I went to the store!). I guess I've always had a soft spot for "Let It Snow," which I played piano accompaniment for for my choir in h.s., or a really great version of the "Carol of the Bells."

As always, fun questions, [ profile] gorkonelka!



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