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"I can, with one eye squinted, take it all as a blessing." - Flannery O'Connor
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21st-Jul-2012 03:54 pm - "Just Stay the F*ck Home"
American flag, Small town
In the aftermath of yesterday's mass murder in Aurora, Colorado, one disturbing trend has emerged and that is the misplaced anger directed at the parents who brought their children to the midnight showing of Dark Knight Rising. Understandably, people are emotionally shocked by what happened in that theater. The thought that children as young as 4 months turns justifiable outrage into fury, also understandably. But, as is usually the case with misplaced anger, the outrage turned to the wrong people: the parents of these children, rather than the gunman. And this is wrong, as well as unjust, and even cruel. 
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Dreaming Tree
My dream for my son is that we will all work to heal the earth for his generation's future, and the future of their children, and that the prejudice and bigotry we experience today will be antiquated notions at which they shake their heads in disbelief, just as we shake our heads at slavery today. 
What is your dream for your children?
Doctor, working
This is pure speculation, but what if the Doctor is being hunted by the Silence not for crimes that he has done, but for all those times he’s failed to intervene in mass crimes against the inhabitants of planets all through the universe? “Let’s Kill Hitler” revealed a lot, particularly about the nature of the Silents and the indoctrination of Melody Pond. Is there anyone who's life I haven't screwed up?...Collapse )
16th-May-2011 05:35 pm - Writer's Block: You've got the look
Dreaming Tree
Which item in your wardrobe would shock the fashion police? Do you wear it in public?

The fashion police would rip the black crocs right off my feet, but they're a necessary evil for my bad little piggies. However I never, ever wear them out of the house, and at least I didn't buy bright pink.
15th-May-2011 01:00 am - The Doctor's Wife
"Oh my beautiful idiot, you have what you've always had. You've got me."

Watched 'The Doctor's Wife' tonight, and I'll just say it -- this is destined to be a classic story. It was, as Gaiman said, a love letter to the fans, but also a love letter to the show itself.

The idea of the Tardis taking form is such a simple, brilliant conceit that it's surprising it hasn't been done more often then the couple of times it's been attempted. In the end, if you stripped the Doctor of his companions, he would still have the Tardis. Tonight we learned that the reverse is also true: she has him as well, and by her design, too. Has there ever been a more romantic line than "Then you stole me. And I stole you"? My Thief!...Collapse )
What's the most important lesson your mom taught you?

My mom taught me two lessons: to love unconditionally and to forgive. I miss you, Mom.
7th-Apr-2011 10:15 pm - I'm so over Capt. Jack
Spock senses
I'll be the first one to admit I haven't been paying too much attention to the Miracle Day news, apart from speculating over the sensationalism of the characters, and the unintentionally funny shots of Eve Myles handling a huuuuuge gun. But, you know, there was always the dashing Capt Jack in the background and, while I could care less if Miracle Day drops into the cable equivalent of a bottomless toilet, I'd been nursing a desire to see The Coat in action again, for old times sake. Well, maybe not so much anymore. This way...Collapse )
12th-Mar-2011 10:35 am - The Doctor in his TARDIS
This was going to be a rant on the latest interview from John Fay, one of the writers for the new series of Torchwood. In his interview, Fay went on again about how no one is safe in the world of Torchwood, anyone can and will die. This week's sad events in Japan and Libya put his words into perspective, and made this interview even sillier and more vacuous than when I first read it. With so much death and misery in the world, I really can't get worked up anymore about Russell T. Davies's continued wanking on about character death. So for now on, TW is in the past and the future is the very excellent Doctor Who, and for me, a particularly intriguing bit of scene caught on video yesterday. What do you have for me this time?Collapse )
23rd-Feb-2011 03:51 pm - Union Busting in Wisconsin
American flag, Small town
This is going to be short and sweet. It's about Wisconsin's governor and his attempt to become the first in a series of union breakers across the US.

If you work a 40 hour week, and are paid for your overtime, if you enjoy weekends off, paid vacation and sick time, thank the unions who made it possible. Without them, our standard of living here in the US would be radically different.

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10th-Dec-2010 09:11 pm - Hi Peeps
Just so you know, I have the option turned on that records my 'guests'. Now, personally, I don't give a shit what side of the HP spectrum you're on, but if you're going to link to journals I've commented on, then I'd like to give you a little head's up that I'm aware of your link, again not that I give a shit because I'm not interested in your tedious sniping, but just so you know I know. I don't post on CoS, you don't know me from Adam, but thanks for stopping by.

And, btw, I doubt very much if you do know the person about whom I was commenting. Just sayin'.
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