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M-ra, Princess of Power!

perhaps we've been incorrectly labelled?

Like a righteous blade of equality
18 April 1985
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Mawaridi on Etsy.com

waridi, pl. mawaridi
n. Swahili word for "rose" (derived from the Arabic).
"midomo yake [...] imerembwa mng'aro wa wardi [Ya]"
The Kamusi Project

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I'm a Melbournian ex-ex-uni student, which (apart from being confusing) means that I am bitter, poor and often cold, and I wear far too much black (it makes me look sophisticated).

I was, until late 2005, studying Fashion Design, which means that I think/talk about clothes far more than is good for me. Don't let that fool you, though, I'm only a little bit shallow :P In 2006 I started a completely different undergraduate degree and am now doing an Honours thesis in sociology amidst fellow students who are largely three years younger than me. So I feel old beyond my years, and think/talk about social theory, feminism and Fat Acceptance far more than is good for me too. Actually, I'm pretty sure you can't talk about feminism or Fat Acceptance too much, but some of my friends might disagree.

I'm a giddy Fred Astaire fangirl, which means that I think/talk about Fred far more than is good for you. I also own all of Britney Spears' albums. Yes, really. And don't even get me started on Sherlock, Star Trek or Harry Potter. Other fandoms you may encounter in the journal change from month to month, but may include Buffy, Bones, Alias, Dark Angel and others.

On that fannish note, I draw stuff :) Not all that often, these days, but sometimes. Have a look at some of my old stuff:

There's more in my memories section, too. My fanart posts have been few and far between for some time, but you might come across a drawing or two from time to time. You can click here to follow my progress through 100 drawings of Pansy Parkinson for fanart100 (currently stalled, but still definitely a work in progress), and I post original illustrations every now and then, too.

i"m in gryffindor! / i"m in ravenclaw!

Once upon a time my journal was primarily driven by fandom posts, fanart and fic recs, and I've made some wonderful friends that way. These days, though, the topics of my posts are more broad, and I'm on the fringes of fandom mostly for the meta now. Except for occasional headlong dives into shiny new fandoms (Sherlock being the flavour of the month right now). If you're a HP fandomite here for fanart, I'm sorry to say that fanart is few and far between these days. Come and introduce yourself, if you like, or check out the old art and go on your merry way, I don't mind. New people to talk to are always welcome, though, especially fellow fen :)

Finally, if you're an AICSA chorister or a WLA attendee, you might know me better as M-ra. *waves* Hi!


My layout is from the amazing thefulcrum, which I highly recommend!


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