Yes, I Took The Domain Back!

An old Reappropriate theme from 2006-2007, when Reappropriate was originally at

Readers of this blog might have noticed that Reappropriate has a rather unusual URL. Specifically, my domain is, which uses the relatively obscure .co top-level domain compared to the much more prevalent .com domains.

Long-time readers of Reappropriate — and by that I mean folks who have been reading this blog prior to 2012 — might remember that Reappropriate used to be found at

I had researched the domain extensively — checking to see if it overlapped with any other domain names or existing brands — and I had even agonized over whether I wanted a .com or a .org URL. When I finally made my decision, I registered in the early-2000’s. I transferred the blog from its blogspot hosting, and I ended up maintaining this blog for nearly a decade at

But then, grad school happened. Or specifically, my dissertation defense happened.

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[FIXED] Reappropriate Email Temporarily Not Working; Please Use Contact Form

After a behind-the-scenes server migration, my jenn [at] reappropriate [dot] co email is currently not functioning. You can continue to contact me through this form.

I will update this post when my email is once again functioning.

Update: My jenn [at] reappropriate [dot] co email is now functioning again. Thanks for your patience!

The Day Reappropriate Broke


I just want to give a quick note to explain what happened today.

Sometime around midnight last night, a post that I wrote ten months ago about the police brutality case of Kang Wong — an 84 year old man who was beaten bloody by New York City police for jaywalking — went viral. And, I mean viral. I mean like it was viewed more more in a single 12 hour period than the number of visitors I typically get in a month.

Which is great!

Except that it cause my shared server to stall, my (former) hosting service to suspend my website (which I understand), and me to tear my hair out in frustration.

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Reappropriate is now running Disqus comments

Because I was really frustrated with comment spam and the virtually non-functional default comment box that comes with WordPress, I’ve now transitioned the site to Disqus comments, a popular third-party commenting system.

All existing comments have been imported into Disqus, so your comments haven’t been deleted, and may now appear in your existing Disqus dashboard if you already have an account. Disqus supports nested commenting to help organize conversations on the site, and also allows you to upvote comments you agree with (and downvote comments you disagree with). Also, HTML tagging is available: just add the HTML tag to your comment, and the comment will display your HTML formatted comment after it is submitted (note: we discovered that even though you can add some styling to your comment prior to submitting through keyboard shortcuts, formatting added without HTML tags will disappear upon submission). Finally, users should appreciate the ability to edit posted comments: you can find the link to edit your submitted comments below any published comment.

While guest commenting has been enabled (meaning you do not need to register with  Disqus to submit comments), I strongly encourage you to create a Disqus account to take advantage of Disqus’ many other cool features. You can create an account, or sign-in with your Disqus account or one of your social media accounts in any of the Disqus comment boxes on this site.

Please let me know if you have any issues working with the Disqus system. Comments submitted using Disqus will appear in the sidebar to the right, but the plugin will take a few minutes to refresh and see your new comment.

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Awesome new header art for Reappropriate!

No, thine eyes do not deceive! Thanks to the incredibly talented Alison Roberts (who also happens to be my cousin), Reappropriate now has awesome new header art featuring vampire Jubilee!

If you are as much in love with this Jubilee art as I am, you should definitely contact Alison for your own commission work! You can reach her at apal.roberts [at] gmail [dot] com!

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