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Mar. 20th, 2014 08:07 pm
elfinblaze: (quiltbag)
- I'm old enough not to let it get me, but it's kind of hilarious that when our feminist mother got my brother and myself to clean her house, he got the hedge-trimming and gutter-cleaning garden work. What did I get? Vacuuming and groceries. Oh, gender roles. I don't mind; keeps me out of the sun, but I am amused that this was just her automatic role assignment.

- Urgh. I check the Herald website for the first time in weeks and the first thing I see? Chelsea Manning being referred to by her unwanted male name. Urgh. This is why I've switched to other news sources.

- My sister is considering getting married at the German Catholic Church here in Sydney - St Christophorus - and my aunt might fly over from Germany for the occasion.

- Another Nine-Letter Word Game! I am way too addicted to these things.

- Problems you might not know you have: How web filters are ‘protecting’ you from harmless gay content.
A lot of what is being blocked is completely innocent. E-mails that contain words such as ‘lesbian’, ‘gay’ or ‘sexuality’ are treated like spam. Non-pornographic websites aimed at the LGBTI community are banned – including vital support services, lifestyle sites and news and magazine sites like this one.
The blockers don’t seem to know the difference between titillating sex sites and sex education sites. And even LGBTI charities like Stonewall have been blocked.


- Fred Phelps is dying
I'm not sure how I feel about this. Terribly ironic that his devotion to his god ends this way. Destroyed by the monster he made.

Sounds like a wasted life, spent hating so much. May he rest in peace.

I'm currently reading Addicted to Hate, about the Phelps family cult. It's harrowing and disturbing stuff.

George Takei says it best
I take no solace or joy in this man's passing. We will not dance upon his grave, nor stand vigil at his funeral holding "God Hates Freds" signs, tempting as it may be.
He was a tormented soul, who tormented so many. Hate never wins out in the end. It instead goes always to its lonely, dusty end.
elfinblaze: (Harry Potter Firefly)


Happy Mardi Gras everyone!

I was going to go, but then it was raining, which sort of makes things unpleasant. I mean, I suppose, considering it's Mardi Gras you could always join the parade wearing nothing but body glitter (which I do actually have, I just realised), and then it wouldn't matter how wet you got. XD But it's cold and I didn't feel like walking home at midnight again.

So I decided to stay home and read instead. But I still got covered in glitter because I cleaned my bedroom and had glitter-covered stuff to move.

I like glitter, okay?

More random points for the day:

- We have a water dragon that's moved into our back garden. It's been seen with its tail trailing in our swimming pool on hot days.

- My deodorant bottle has little black hearts on it. Which suits my little black heart perfectly. ^_^

- This is one depressing picture. All those books! In water! ;_;

- Damnit, I want these to exist! I would so read Albus Dumbledore and the Elder Wand. Victorian wizards!

- I completely missed this: list of "high fantasy" books that aren't full of rape, objectified women and headbanging misogyny. It makes me really glad that David Eddings was my introduction to fantasy, because apart from the everyone-over-7000-years-of-history-is-straight-and-gets-married-in-the-end, there was nothing to traumatise fourteen-year-old, budding feminist me.

- You know those questions geeks like me love? Like "Who would win in a battle between a Star Destroyer and the USS Enterprise?" or "Who's the quicker draw: Han Solo or Captain Mal Reynolds?" Here's another good one: What would happen if a Vulcan studied to become a Jedi?

- I'm already looking forward to Glee on Monday. It's ridiculous how happy this show makes me, but at least it's something I can look forward to every week. ^_^
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I don't know how many Star Trek: The Next Generation fans I have on my F-List, but...

In our bathroom we have eight little lights above the mirror. Currently half of them are broken.

So now, every time I switch them on I think:

"There are four lights!"

In Picard's voice, of course.

In other fandom news:

I now have Doctor Who, seasons 1 - 4, on DVD. It was 38°C on Friday and I didn't want to walk home in that heat, so I went shopping instead. The ABC has an offer at the moment where you can buy all four of the new seasons of Doctor Who as a box set, and I figured since I was planning to buy them all eventually anyway, I may as well get them all now (for $300 all together instead of $400 individually).

So I did.

I have box #2352 of #2500.
elfinblaze: (Harry Potter Firefly)
I'm the only one home and I have access to the Friday treats! *_* It's Haribo Gummibärchen today. And since no one else is going to be home until the witching hour tonight, I get all the sugar! *___* (Yes, I am five years old, shh.)

Anyway, bought Merlin on DVD today. More to watch! And started reading A Study in Scarlet, which I haven't read before. More to read!

Also discovered this:

I downloaded some music years ago from a website that is long gone, otherwise I would link to it. The music was by some guy called Darkmateria, who mixed a song he called The Picard Song. Today I found a video clip for it here. It's really funny.

Picard will always be my favourite Captain. ^_^

There's also a Worf Song by the same creator.

*dances through house singing* I get all the sugar~ I get all the sugar~ I get all the sugar~

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