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The Beat Goes On

Just a life post to say what's happening around here. It's Pride here in San Francisco, so there are festivities aplenty! According to the paper, a million people participate! As is my custom, I spend the lead-in to the big event going to various Frameline Film Festival films. Sometimes the films are okay, sometimes they are really, really good, but this year's standout, Anita's Last Cha-Cha (Ang huling cha-cha ni Anita, Philipines), was unexpectedly fantastic! It's primarily about a young girl's first crush, but it's filled with the interlocking stories of women and girls: moms, kids, maidens, and crones. Why are there not more movies like this? The adorable director, Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo, spoke at the screening and is the cutest thing ever! Smart ladies being funny never gets old, you know? If you ever get the chance, see this one.

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon at a friend's place 1/2 block adjacent to the "Pink Parade" which is a sort of unofficial/official ante-party on Saturday for the Absolutely Official gathering on Sunday. Dolores Park is overrun with ladies of all stripes and their supporters letting their freak flags fly. There are costumes, amusing signs, and lots and lots of skin. We set up on the sidewalk, brought food, hung out, and occasionally made forays into the big excitement. In the evening, I went to Castro Theater for the Saturday night film, Cupcakes. The film was very good, and might be of special interest to you Eurovision-heads out there, but getting to the theater was even more exciting, as I somehow got caught in the most frenzied dance pit I've seen for a couple of decades. Heh. Walking home through the height of the street party was also an adventure. My buddy, Saint Sara, was with me for all of this, and I had to wonder how many more times a couple of old ladies will be able to manage navigating such enthusiastic crowds. Oh well, I haven't broken a hip yet!

I'm gearing up for the annual trek to the Pacific Northwest, which starts next Thursday. I'm not sure how many "30 Days of Buffy" entries I'll crank out before or during, but right now my big fandom contribution is helping herself_nyc to upload all of her stories to AO3! Her site went down a bit ago, and while it's still accessible via Wayback Machine, I'm thrilled that her work will be in multiple "current" places. Many of her earlier stories are on AllAboutSpike, and most of her Spuffy stories are at ElysianFields, thanks to the wonderful mod Susan sjp9920, but there isn't anyplace that's complete and unlocked, as far as I know. Feel free to point me in the direction of any little-known stories by Herself. I'm starting to think that I'm an archivist at heart.

Everybody having a wonderful summer?

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chasingdemons
Jun. 29th, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
Sounds like fun! It is also pride weekend here in Minneapolis.

Good job on helping to keep fanfic assessable!
rbfvid
Jun. 30th, 2014 04:45 am (UTC)
Oh, huge thanks for uploading herself's fic, I thought I was doomed to wayback machine in finding some of her stories. Besides, AO3=no more copy-pasting for making e-book versions, hurray!

I'm not a good judge in what is or isn't little-known story, but "Mating" (buffy/spike/angel fic) is available only on bloodshedverse or her lj.
zanthinegirl
Jun. 30th, 2014 07:06 am (UTC)
We got George Takai in Seattle for Pride! Not that I was there; I'm home sick with Diverticulitis. But still! Cool!

eilowyn
Jun. 30th, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
I envy your Pride weekend activities (someday I need to go up there and do the parade with my cousin - he works for the AIDS foundation and always has the best pictures on Facebook!) and thank you for making herself_nyc's fics archived for posterity!
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