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Please feel free to visit the places I hang out online – I love meeting new people! Leave comments, ask questions ... don't be shy.

First and foremost, there's my website on Fancrone Net, with my blog, Juno's Magic, my icons collection, my quotes collection, and most of my fanfic. (You can also read my blog/LJ by adding my feed as junomagic to your reading list.)

Apart from that you can follow my daily discoveries and everyday adventures on Google+ and over on Tumblr, peek at what I find Pinterest-ing, or discover what I'm reading at Goodreads.

In Farmville on facebook I'm always looking for nice, helpful neighbours.

Last but not least I have acquired a Second Life as Diovona Czernowitzer, the owner of several virtual galleries. Take a look at my Picks and drop by for a visit!

Cheers,
Juno

“At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.”
—Christine Mason Miller
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25 Years

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picture of a piece of the wall with the graffiti slogan 'None but who have lived it can understand the real meaning of this wall. What really scares us is how's easy to lose our freedom.'

I remember in spring 1988, when I was twelve years old, we drove to the border with a friend from England. It was like a scene from one of those science fiction movies. The watch towers, the fences, the death zone with the mines, the soldiers with the dogs.

I knew that somewhere on the other side of that border were family members whom I’d never been allowed to meet.

Our English friend asked me what I thought of the border, and I just kind of shrugged and said “Well, it’s always been there, so I guess it will always be there?”

My father (a child of refugees who’d come to the West fleeing from the Russians in 1944) was horrified. But the wall and the border had been there all my life, and the rhythm of summer nights during my childhood was that of machine gun fire — the strangely soothing staccato explosions echoing through the forest from the training grounds of the American forces nearby.

I remember autumn 1989, when I had just turned fourteen, and what so many people — not just the naive twelve year old girl I had been, but adults and politicians, powerful people the world over — had thought an immutable condition of global political balance … changed.

picture of the Berlin wall 1989

And that was just the beginning. Within just a few years, the whole world changed, and it changed for the better.

As many problems as we face today, I think it’s important to remember that things can change, can improve. Dramatically. Drastically. Even when a situation seems utterly hopeless, even when the smart and the powerful say that this is impossible.

Today’s anniversary is IMO so important because it’s both a warning and a promise.

A warning because it shows how freedom can be lost (not easily, because how the Wall was built and how the Cold War developed was definitely not an easy, casual loss of freedom and human rights). And a promise because, as the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said today the fall of the Berlin Wall has shown the world that dreams can come true and that nothing has to stay as it is.

picture of the lit up installation to commemorate the fall of the wall throughout Berlin


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Thank you!

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For all the lovely birthday gifts and birthday messages last week.

I’ve been struggling with health issues since the beginning of October, so I was really not in the mood for a birthday. As a result it was really a shock and a surprise and a blessing how many people thought of me when I would have preferred to forget myself. Even my mother managed to remember my birthday this year. *snerk* 

Thank you so much.


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Portrait of the Writer with a Big Cat

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cartoon style drawing, silly selfie with cat

Selfie with Minnie. I’ve left off the hoodie I’m wearing so you can see my hipster shirt. Also, yes, I’m wearing socks in different colours.

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Me again.

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cartoon style selfie of the silly kind

Yes, it’s that kind of day.


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I did another thing

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collage of a ginkgo leaf with the caption 'Cardimelech'

CARDIMELECH [noun]:
a supposed vital force causing the heart to work.

The first collage for invisible!fic (warning #1: link to Tumblr; warning #2: invisible!fic is RPS). It’s both an illustration for the story and a part of the plot. OMFG this really works. I can’t believe it, but it really, really works. *THUD* Also, I hate glue. (And did I mention that I really, really hate glue?)


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I did a thing

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cartoon style selfie, a coloured pencil drawing

cartoon style coloured pencil drawing

Because I promised selfies of my terribad gypsy-hobo style. Here you go. LOL!


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Happy Birthday, T

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Happy birthday, Jad!

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I hope you're having a wonderful day! All the best wishes: health, happiness, and the best of luck. Oh, and of course -- may the Muses be with you!
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Happy Birthday!

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  • Rabidchild: LiveJournal says today’s your birthday? Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And if LiveJournal lied to me, still happy birthday for all the birthdays I missed when I didn’t know you yet. All the best wishes: health, happiness, and many gorgeous moments, especially when you least expect them. And of course – may the Muses be with you!

    Send me a prompt, and I’ll write a ficlet for you!

  • Astopperindeath: Happy birthday as well! Health, happiness, and the best of luck with all endeavours. I hope life is treating you well!
  • Tudorpot: Happy birthday to you, too! Most of all health, because you can never have enough of that. But also happiness and lots of energy to get done All The Things. I hope you’re having a wonderful day.

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Happy Birthday!

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  • Dawn Felagund
  • Mortegami
  • Arandil13
  • Elise Wanderer
  • Annie Talbot

I hope all of you had/have wonderful birthdays!

All the best wishes: health and happiness and much joy, many gorgeous moments when you least expect them.

Oh, and of course – may the Muses be with you!

*hearts*


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My Magic

What I love about my stories
—is that they are.

What I hate about are
—is that ares are too big for my songs.

What I love about my song
—is that I can sing it to my paintings.
(They won't complain.)

What I hate about my paintings
—is how less than me they are.

What I love about are
—is that I can fill one with my silences.

What I hate about my silence
—is that one day it will be lasting.

My stories are my song.
My paintings are my silence.
I give them to you.
But my thoughts belong to me.
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