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Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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Before the Sunsets...

Before the sunsets on 2010...the networks get jammed and memories fade (that most likely will be due to wayyy too much partying) I want to wish everyone a very happy & safe 2011.

To all the wonderful fanfic writers, graphic artists and people who take the time to run the various online communities I want to say a big THANK YOU for making 2010 that much better :) Looking forward to even more in 2011...

To all my online friends thank you for making 2010 that much brighter and happier ;p

I cannot believe there isn't much of 2010 left ... where did the year go??!!

However you choose to celebrate the New Year in have a safe and happy one and I'll see you all in 2011 :D
Aussie WHO magazine has released the Sexiest People of 2010 and the lovely Jessica Marais (aka Mistress Denna) has made the list \o/

For all the details including pictures and behind the scenes video follow the link:

http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/who/article/-/8390863/video-whos-sexiest-people-2010/

What a great way to start Friday......

Happy Thanksgiving...

To all my American friends just want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving...hope you enjoy lots of good food, drink and friends/family to share it all with..Have a great one:)

Spirit Day

Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day
 


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.


Desktop Meme

 So synergyfox has been campaigning to get me to do a voice recording and thus far I have resisted any and all attempts to do it!! Yes I am stubborn & shy that way;-)

Anyways I have agreed to do her desktop meme- rules as follows:
* Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper to their livejournal site
*Explain in 5 sentences why you're using that wallpaper; and
*Don't change your wallpaper before doing this!! The point is to see what you had on...



Normally my desktop scrolls thru various wallpapers - LotS related - and usually Cara & Kahlan. It just happens it was on this one. 

As you can see I have a number of apps/windows open - multi tasking at its best;p

Always have iphoto open so as I can add to any great pics/wallpapers I come across from all the awesome artists out there.

Plus I now have msn - thanx to a very persistent individual *cough* Sierra *cough* 

Yes my desktop is kind of neat but  you should some of my folders - organised chaos is being kind!!

PS I only recently switched to mac and still trying to get the hang of it...so I'm still switching between my pc and mac - so yep organised chaos in my tech world!!

So remember if you're reading this you have to do it as well!!! 

Hey Hey All...

 Just a quick post to say Hi :-p

Plus to let you know I was lucky enough to go and see The Clinic again tonight - just got home - took a friend out for her Birthday and long overdue catch up.

Firstly let me state that she is not a fan of LotS but i have been trying to get her hooked - REMINDER for all Aussie fans Season 2 starts its run on Fox 8 Sunday night  15 August @ 6.30pm. 

Well she loved the movie...thought all the actors were brilliant - she also said that Tab was HOT (I just had to roll my eyes at that) - and I am now carrying a couple of extra bruises on my arm because of all the times she jumped or freaked at stuff going on in the movie....LOL

She had remained spoiler free and therefore watched the movie from a completely neutral perspective. She jumped at the appropriate moments (see bruises for proof); grossed out a bit by some of the blood & gore (wimp) and heartbroken by what the women go through. All in alll she thoroughly enjoyed the move and would recommend it.

Oh and she's asked me to send her a text reminder not to miss LotS S2 tonight....I think we got another one on board!!! Yayyyyy

From my perspective seeing it a second time was just as good as the first if not better. I loved it  and did not regret seeing it again at all.  Tab's performance was amazing but when I reviewed it the first time I neglected to elaborate on how good all the supporting cast were...my apologies....Freya Stafford, Clare Bowen & Sophie Lowe were all simply amazing. They ably played their roles and added to the unfolding drama.

I understand the movie is getting a US release..if this is so then I highly recommend ,if you get the opportunity, go and watch it you will NOT regret it...trust me!!!

I am looking forward to the DVD release and hoping it has lots of extras, in particular deleted scenes & interviews with the cast - I hear possibly being release in January 2011.

Aussie LotS fans: Don't forget S2 commences tonight @ 6.30 pm on Fox8....

Later - hope I didn't bore anyone ;-)
Jo

 Congratulations to Tabrett Bethell I just heard she won the best actress award at the Manhattan Film Festival for her role in Anyone You Want:)

After seeing her performance in The Clinic last night I can honestly say she is TOTALLY deserving of that title!!! I hope to get  to see this movie if it gets a release here or at least when the DVD becomes available.

Once again CONGRATULATIONS Tabrett B well deserved...and I am sure only one of many to come:)

Jo

PS Here is an interview with Director Campbell Graham @ the Manhattan Film Festival and he mentions Tab:

www.youtube.com/watch

THE CLINIC the movie...my thoughts

 Well I've just got home from seeing The Clinic @ the Chauvel Cinema here in Sydney and I'm gonna post my thoughts (yeah ok my mini review)...first let me say a couple of things:

1) I love dark movies - be they horror/suspense/thriller/action etc etc - the darker the better!!

2) I'm an Aussie and when I hear about new Aussie movies coming out and people are raving about it I tend to cringe because 9 times out of 10 they really don't live up to the hype...K??!! So I've gone in not expecting too much other than to be entertained...

Ooops almost forgot to also add I am a huge fan of Tabrett Bethell (aka Cara of LotS)....

OK now that thats outta the way let me start by saying I thought the movie was brilliant and Tabrett Bethell is seriously awesome in it. She absolutely delivers - as some have already said "a fantastic performance". All the cast were great but for mine Tabrett's performance was the stand out. 

When we first meet her character, Beth, and her fiance Cameron (ably portrayed by Andy Whitfield - Spartacus himself) she is someone who is insecure/scared about things that are going on in her life - trying not to spoil the movie here - and she has all the natural cares and concerns of any new mum to be.

However as the movie progresses and Tab's character is forced to find that inner "steel" , strength, resolve ..call it what you will and Tab delivers as she says "the fight for something that you love with your whole heart".  It was interesting to note that towards the end of the movie she has a couple of very Cara like moments which made me smirk. 

Its easy to forget that this is essentially only her 3rd movie and she made it before she got LotS... Tabrett Bethell has a bright future ahead of her and I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more of her - preferably in Season 3 Of Legend of the Seeker ;-p

There are definitely some creepy moments and some gore but no more than you would expect of a movie of this genre and definitely not gratuitous or over used.

Whilst this movie was a low budget, essentially independent production, its still a quality production and well worth watching. If you are in Sydney or Melbourne and have not yet done so...then go and watch it...you will NOT regret it. Plus you will be supporting the local industry and talent at a time when they need it the most!!

I've tried not to spoil the movie for those that don't want to be spoilt plus there have been other reviews so i hope I didn't bore anyone....happy to answer any and all questions anyone may have.

This is definitely one of those movies that are well worth seeing so just do it!!!

Gotta run now and oops looks like I'm gonna miss the watch along tomorrow morning - sorry :(

Save Our Seeker

 Hi All

I know I don't post much but really the only reason I signed up for Livejournal account was to be able to comment on all the wonderful work done by fanfic writers & artists. You guys are all AMAZING.

However as a result of Livejournal I accidentally stumbled across this wonderful little show called Legend of the Seeker via one of the fansites - was bored and decided to watch a clip of that awesome fight scene in episode 2.08, c'mon you know the one and there's been no turning back since!!!

Imagine my dismay at the possible news that the show may be facing cancellation - NOOOOOOOOO :(

Not only am I now the proud owner of season 1 DVD set (I can honestly say they have been rewatched at least twice if not more), the first trilogy of Sword of Truth series (about to start reading), signed up & now have a twitter account (jolo_65 is me if you wanna say hi) so as I can participate a bit in real time with the rest of the fandom & have also pre ordered Season 2 DVD set from Amazon........

So the point of this message is to say a massive THANK YOU and how proud I am of how the LOTS fandom has banded together to try and Save Our Seeker. Everybody has been amazing from all the creative genius out there who have put together this awesome site www.saveourseeker.com/
Managing to raise enough funds to get the advertising space in Variety was just phenominal and so well done.

Also there is the awesome The Renewal Wagon site located: forums.legendoftheseeker.org/showthread.php/2496-The-Renewal-Warwagon

For all the up to the minute information needed to do what we can to save our seeker

To all the fans on TWITTER  who have managed to have either Legend of the Seeker, Save Our Seeker and of course the wonderful & the amazing Bridget Regan to be trending topics you are all amazing and deserve a standing ovation for the courteous but determined manner in which we have gone about this.

It doesn't matter what side of the world we are on everyone has chipped in and made an effort and this cannot be discounted in any way. 

With all the time and effort everyone has put into this campaign I am more hopeful than ever of a season 3.

Regardless I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all involved in this campaign.

PS: How awesome was episode 2.20 Eternity??!!!! OMG.... when you have such amazing eps, wonderful actors, great characters (constantly developing) and just awesome storylines I just shake my head and think how can there not be a season 3??

OK whew...I think thats all I'm going to go read some more awesome fic - I noticed that seven_3_oh has updated her amazing Legend of the Seeker o story Cold - if you haven't been following whats wrong with you??? ;-p 

later
JoLo