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Ariel Stallings
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First I've heard of "Slow Fashion." Curious what you think, +Amy LeBlanc
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the term gets used here and there but i'm not sure designers like it as a descriptive term as much as "couture" or "bespoke", but maybe it will catch on. i was actually just talking about this last night with one of my friends while explaining which types of fashion shows i choose to do and who i choose to support in that way (volunteering many hours of my time). some of my friends who have moved on to producing their lines abroad (mostly Bali), or even here in SF, and no longer make everything by hand, i am less inclined to be a volunteer model for them. good for them that they are expanding, but personally i am more likely to directly support people who are making each piece as a unique expression, as a piece of wearable art, and as a buyer, i am more likely to pay for something unique and not replicated.
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From a review of Breaking Dawn:
Initially we suspected a simple teen girl’s fantasy about falling in love with a vampire, but that could safely be dismissed as too literal a reading. We now thought this was the tale of two repressed homosexuals using a local girl with mental health problems as a cover for deep seeded lust. Edward and Jacob were from different worlds. They had deeply conservative families. This, we felt, was Meyer’s true preoccupation.

The advent of Breaking Dawn Part I, however, changes everything. With the new information contained within its 117 empty minutes, we now, at last, know the truth. This is a story about an abusive boyfriend’s attempts at wrestling a girl from her friends, family and one prospective healthy love interest, and her burgeoning realisation that her man is a monster.

HA! http://theoohtray.com/2011/11/film-review-the-twilight-saga-breaking-dawn-part-i/
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Oh, the last book was OFF THE RAILS. It got insane.
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"should of posted this to livejournal"... like.
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I don't know if there's any reason to have this, but here it is.
Your life, our blogs.
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+Ariel Meadow Stallings Woohoo! Maybe add the three offbeat sites to the 'Recommended links' section of the About page...?
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Another option for Google Reader refugees?
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I don't know, I still love Feedly for Chrome! http://www.feedly.com/home#personalize
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Why yes, indeed. That's me! Thanks so much for the kind words. It was a difficult piece to write (I'm deeply conflicted on the issue), and felt a bit out of context on the Guardian (it was originally written about my own publishing business: http://offbeatempire.com/2012/10/liberal-bullying) but I still feel strongly that it needed to be said. It's edifying to know that the piece is resonating with other activists and liberals.
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"put an owl on it" is the new "put a bird on it"
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"Like a turtle."
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Yes. Owl Invasion!
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I go drunk on buddypress today. That's a little open source project that's come a long way! 
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+Sarah Dopp You, particularly might be interested in this post. I'm here to say it: BuddyPress is now a viable Ning alternative. I'm having to buy some plugins for privacy/membership levels, but even just out of the box, it's SO improved over where it was 18mo ago!
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Google did finally release brand pages this week but at this point the effort might be moot. The real test of Google’s social network is what people do after they join. As far as anyone can tell, they aren’t doing a whole lot.
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See, the fact that I'm like OH SHIT I NEED TO SET UP ANOTHER APW PAGE SOMEWHERE FUCK ME, is probably a bad sign. I love G+ for it's way to privately communicate with a small group of people, and hangouts, and don't use it for anything else. That said, I only use FB for business. I just generally hate it so much.
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Offbeat Empire
Introduction
I'm a Seattle-based author, publisher, and schemer. I run a network of online publications for nontraditional folks doing traditional things.
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Did time in the trenches with various tech/media empires (Seattle Times, Microsoft, Amazon) and now run my own little media empire.
Education
  • University of Washington
  • Columbia University
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arielmeadow, ariel stallings
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  • Offbeat Empire
    Publisher, 2007 - present
  • Disney
    Editor, 2004 - 2006
  • Amazon
    Freelance writer, 1999 - 2004
  • Seattle Times
    Copywriter, 2001 - 2003
  • Microsoft
    Marketing Manager, 2007 - 2009
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Seattle, WA
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Bainbridge Island, WA - San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA - Olympia, WA - New York City, NY