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Jul. 27th, 2007 @ 09:40 am Frustrated
Feeling: stressedstressed
Listening To: The Nanny
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Jun. 27th, 2007 @ 10:32 pm Bad reaction
Feeling: disappointeddisappointed
Listening To: Highway To Hell - AC/DC

Remember me? If not, I'm the girl that asked about albinism in the hope of creating a more realistic albinistic(?) character in a book I was writing. Sadly, after describing him on the albinism.org.uk (I think) forum, I was met with a tentative and slightly negative reaction. Just thought I'd keep the community posted. Anyway, due to the bad reaction my novel will probably be scrapped (ie, deleted from my computer and forgotten about) or else I will dramatically change my character. C'est la vie, eh?

Love and luck x

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May. 21st, 2007 @ 07:05 pm I Forgot A Subject!
Listening To: Fox - Sssingle Bed
Sideshow Angel, parts four

Just in case you don't remember my last post on this, Angelica Perrey is a "positive" and realistic albino character, and her story starts in 1915 (this part is approximately 1920), and she's a sideshow performer.  Based on my research into sideshow performers in general, her story is rather typical, in that she's well-respected by other performers, but she marries a hot Greek acrobat (which really seems to be the only thing atypical about her story, for the most part, sideshow performers married each-other for the publicity).  Like her great-grandson (see icon), she's portrayed as very attractive and an incredibly talented musician.

By the way, as I was researching albinism more in-depth for these characters, I noticed that most "celebrity" albino people are musicians.  At least according to Wikipedia.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Albinos

And, while I'm at it, apparently Doc Hammer (co-creator of The Venture Brothers and inspiration for Pete White) has vitiligo of the scalp: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Hammer

(PS:  My character, Peter West, was named seven and four years ago.  "Peter" was after the first guy I ever made out with, and "West" because his mother's name is a nod to both Jayne Mansfield and Mae West — which was an intentional sort of parody, since I outright based her character on Valerie "The SCUM Manifesto" Solanas.  Somebody recently accused me of naming him after Pete White, but no, it's just a coincidence.)
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Jan. 14th, 2007 @ 09:49 pm Hello there
Feeling: awakeawake
I reckoned I should introduce myself!

I'm know as The Lilac Pilgrim most other sites but am antimony_13 here. I'm not albino, nor do I personally know anyone with albinism, but I am intrigued by it muchly.

Also, I'm writing a book with an albino character in it, and hoped perhaps to talk to some people affected by it. I really want to make my character realistic, and to make sure he's not offensive to anyone. And before you ask; he doesn't drive and nor does he own a gun. ^^
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Jun. 15th, 2006 @ 06:06 pm Squee!
Feeling: cheerfulcheerful
Listening To: Lordi - Hard Rock Halleluja
Well, I got a job, as a receptionist for a multinational firm in the other side of the city. It'll mean a lot of travel, but I guess the monies might make up for that :)

Nervous as hell, partly coz its the first job of its kind I've had, also because I'm worried that my sight might affect how I do the job i.e. if there's a lot of computery stuff will I manage?

Partly I'm nervous about meeting new people, part of me thinks its a good oppertunity to get over my anxiety about that kind of thing and part of me is worried that people might not take too kindly to me because of my albinism, but I guess there's no point worrying about things that might not happen.

*fingers and everything else crossed*
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Filler Bunny
Jun. 13th, 2006 @ 07:16 pm I Forgot A Subject!
Feeling: boredbored
Listening To: Misfits - Skulls
Just checkin' in. How's everyone doing?

Hope you're all having a good summer.

Mine's going fairly ok, desperately looking for some work for the summer, but not having much luck. Having had mixed fortune with part time jobs before I've been quite reluctant to approach certain areas. I've registered with some recruitment companies and sent of CVs to loads of places, but heard little, or nothing back. I'm reluctant to mention my visual impairment because I think it will, even at a subconscious level, cause interviewers/potential employers to view me differently (No pun intended).

Just watching the world cup and trying to catch up on my reading, haven't bothered going to the DaVinci code, wasted 3 hours this year already going to see Brokeback Mountain so I don't want to go see another boring film just yet :)

Anywho, talk to ye soon!

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Filler Bunny
May. 24th, 2006 @ 11:46 am the hot topic of late
boy oh boy, I just finished the DaVinci code. and my main reaction is:


seriously, there were some passages where i was just groaning aloud, it was so lame.

and Silas, the tragic-malevolent-creepy monk with albinism, i mean, i'm basing my latest performance piece around this character, because he's so friggin ridiculous.

and seriously, when will they stop giving characters with albinism guns?? . i mean, come on. it's called research. or, i don't know, maybe even try just once having an actual actor who identities as albino (and i use the adjective purposefully here, i'm kind of trying to take it back for myself), play the role. or act as a consultant. or something .
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May. 20th, 2006 @ 05:38 pm "Zee albeeno!"
Feeling: nerdynerdy
The Albino Code

A short parody by Dennis Hurley. It's hilariously accurate - you can't miss it. I squeed.
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Jun. 16th, 2006 @ 10:52 pm So ...
Current Location: At home ...
Feeling: nervousnervous
Listening To: Dolly Parton - Jolene
Anyone been to see the Da Vinci Code yet?

Any thoughts?

Should I bother my arse going to see it?

(I realise its discussed below, but hadn't seen any mention of anyone having been to see it yet).
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Filler Bunny
May. 11th, 2006 @ 01:03 pm I'm new!
Current Location: home
Feeling: tiredtired
Hey everyone! Just thought I'd introduce myself..

-21 years old
-legally blind, been wearing glasses since I was 2
-college senior... well, super senior. I'll start my fifth year in the fall

I have a question because it's hot in the news right now. Sorry if this is a sore subject with some of you...

How do you feel about the movie The Da Vinci Code?
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