kaberett: a patch of sunlight on the carpet, shaped like a slightly wonky heart (light hearted)
[personal profile] kaberett
Folk, it's been a while since the last one of these, and I've met a lot of awesome new people over the past few weeks incl via WorldCon. In particular, this has been sparked because I'm wanting to flag up that [personal profile] davidgillon has just joined DW - he's a fab disability activist, and he's fannish about speculative fiction and diversity. We met after a panel on politics, I was a successful wheelchair evangelist, and he provided a great write-up of WorldCon on Wheels.

If you'd like me to write you a short introduction, then, well, I'm going to (again) copy the blurb [personal profile] liv wrote when starting this up:
If you would like to, please comment to this post, and I'll introduce you to everybody else by giving a reason why I think you're great. Some people I know better than others, so I can't promise all my introductions will exactly encapsulate why someone might want to get to know you. You're also welcome to comment to someone else's thread and ask for a specific introduction to that person; I know some people are more confident than others about just jumping in and introducing themselves to a stranger. I am also happy to matchmake if you would like that; ask me for a recommendation of a personal journal and / or community from my circles.

And of course, feel free to repost this game in your own journal, if you think it would be a good way to make connections between some of your people. I think this could go quite well if it spreads a few hops away from here, but also worth doing even if no-one picks it up.

Entertainingly, I last did this almost exactly a year ago! So yes - please do play if you're comfortable to do so. <3
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Date: 2014-09-03 02:00 pm (UTC)
jenett: Big and Little Dipper constellations on a blue watercolor background (Default)
From: [personal profile] jenett
Please, if you would?

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randomling: A wombat. (Default)
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Me, please!

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Date: 2014-09-03 02:14 pm (UTC)
nanila: (kusanagi: aww)
From: [personal profile] nanila
I just looked back at the meme you did last year and what you wrote for me and I'm now a little bit tearful sitting at my desk. ♥

And also, um, yes please!

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Yes please :-)

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Date: 2014-09-03 02:32 pm (UTC)
macey: (sheep!)
From: [personal profile] macey
I would love to meet new peeps ^.^

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Date: 2014-09-03 02:34 pm (UTC)
aella_irene: (Default)
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~raises hand~

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cadenzamuse: Cross-legged girl literally drawing the world around her into being (Default)
From: [personal profile] cadenzamuse
+me?

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Date: 2014-09-03 02:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rysmiel
I would be very happy to be included here. (Modulo that people who do not know me should probably know I primarily live on livejournal still and my dreamwidth account is basically a fallback in case lj collapses.)
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Me?

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syntaxofthings: drawing of a bunch of people with long blue hair supporting one another ([other] all friends here)
From: [personal profile] syntaxofthings
I doubt I'll get one of those introductions that will encapsulate why someone might want to get to know me (wow, hello there self esteem issues), but I would like to make some new friends :)

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forestofglory: E. H. Shepard drawing of Christopher Robin reading a book to Pooh (Default)
From: [personal profile] forestofglory
Please introduce me.

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ses: (elementary  - "sherlock holmes" envelope)
From: [personal profile] ses
Yes please :-)

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Date: 2014-09-03 04:00 pm (UTC)
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Yes, please. :-)

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alexseanchai: Purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Please? Thanks!

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divulge: (Default)
From: [personal profile] divulge
Please?
(I'm similar to [personal profile] rysmiel about LJ.)

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Date: 2014-09-03 04:37 pm (UTC)
oursin: Coy looking albino hedgehog lifting one foot, photograph (sweet hedgehog)
From: [personal profile] oursin
If you feel inclined...

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Date: 2014-09-03 05:35 pm (UTC)
woggy: (Small Frog)
From: [personal profile] woggy
I am indecisively wobbly about whether to repost. Mostly am scared of trying to find words.

But hey. Here I am anyway. :)

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Date: 2014-09-03 10:21 pm (UTC)
ghoti: fish jumping out of bowl (Default)
From: [personal profile] ghoti
<3 favoured amphibian.

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Date: 2014-09-03 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sorrillia
I'd be interested in being introduced, but I never actually post anything here anymore. Partly because have concluded no one actually reads my posts. Partly because all I post anyway is being upset.

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Date: 2014-09-04 12:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fyreharper
I almost-never post either! But commenting happens... and it is fun to get to know a bit more of the other people who are sometimes in on the conversations :)

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Okay, I'll play. :)

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Date: 2014-09-03 06:30 pm (UTC)
pretty_panther: (sw: leia is a bit scared)
From: [personal profile] pretty_panther
me please :3 and ty for the links. i found them really interesting.

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Date: 2014-09-03 06:34 pm (UTC)
jelazakazone: black squid on a variegated red background (Default)
From: [personal profile] jelazakazone
If you are not too overwhelmed.. :D

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From: [personal profile] shanaqui
I would like this. ♥

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joshuaorrizonte: (Default)
From: [personal profile] joshuaorrizonte
Commenting to ask about the block quote code (which I get the feeling is just < blockquote >) but feel free to do love if you have any. <3

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Date: 2014-09-03 09:27 pm (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Wow, thanks for this!

Kaberett omits to mention I was stalking their chair, in an absolutely non-creepy, absolutely, totally, most assuredly innocent way for half the convention ;) So glad we met after that last panel - and as of today have GP appointment booked to discuss Wheelchair Service referral.

Technically I've been disabled since birth: HMS/EDS, dyspraxia, neurodiverse, but didn't really have a clue about this until my mid-20s when I went quite spectacularly wrong. I had my crip-politics awakening on the BBC's Ouch board in the early Oughties before it was axed (like a lot of the current crop of activists) and have been making my mouth go on disability matters since before the Coalition got into power - we told Labour ESA was a bad idea! (Though I don't think anyone could reasonably have predicted quite how spectacularly incompetent Atos would turn out to be). My disability benefits stuff appears at Where's the Benefit (and usually copied on Guerilla Politics), other disability stuff that doesn't fit WtB goes on my own blog Flat Out as does random other stuff.

I've been a fan since childhood, mostly of the written word, though I was pretty fanatical about B5 back in the day. I was just getting into congoing - I was at Intersection in Glasgow in 1995, when HMS reared its head and made the spoons expenditure non-viable. Of course if I'd actually done the wheelchair thing 19 years ago I might never have stopped. As the disability stuff means I'm not working I'm trying to make a serious go of writing, again I'd just started getting somewhere 19 years ago when disability came along (I was on the same Geoff Ryman/Colin Greenland taught Arvon course as Justina Robson - who achieved rather more than I did!), so it's very much a case of picking up dropped reins. I anticipate using DW for most fannish stuff, though the odd longer piece may go on Flat Out.
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Date: 2014-09-04 01:45 am (UTC)
redbird: closeup of me drinking tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] redbird
Added you.

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Coalition of the Wheeling

Date: 2014-09-03 10:06 pm (UTC)
hairyears: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hairyears
Interesting write-up by [personal profile] davidgillon: clearly there was more going on in the audience than I realised at that panel.

Meanwhile, yes please!
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Date: 2014-09-04 12:29 am (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Coalition of the Wheeling

I'm totally stealing this!

Unofficial Spokesman

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Be thou pure as the driven snow...

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Methinks the gentleman doth pronoun-ce too much

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