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* Things that make me go Hmmmmm..... "Trump campaign paid $50,000 to Trump Jr.'s attorney:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/15/trump-campaign-paid-jr-attorney-240592

* Lee and Moran have joined Collins and Paul in the "no" column on this iteration of ACA Repeal. Thanks to all of you who have made your voices heard. The protests worked. If these are your Congress Critters, consider calling them and thanking them, to encourage future spine in future iterations. If you have Republican Senators and/or Members of the House, please consider joining a Die In, Sit In, Town Hall Protest, one of those clever concrete things like the balloons or the paper chain things, Office protest, calling, or faxing now through end of August Recess. There is nothing stopping them from trying again except constituent anger.

* The only people benefiting from ACA repeal are the extremely rich. It's even bad for the Insurance industry. "'Simply Unworkable': Insurers Blast New Provision In Senate Health Bill:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-health-bill-insurers-unworkable_us_59697eb7e4b0d6341fe9111c

* "The Fight Against the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Not Over. Here’s How You Can Join:" https://www.thenation.com/article/the-fight-against-the-dakota-access-pipeline-is-not-over-heres-how-you-can-join/

* "Recipe For A Shooting:" http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2016/06/13/recipe-for-a-shooting/

* TW: Rape. "She Told a Guy She Worked at an Abortion Clinic. On Their Next Date, He Raped Her.:" http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a10029357/calla-hales-abortion-clinic-rape-harassment/

* "The Uninhabitable Earth, Annotated Edition:" http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans-annotated.html

* Minimum wage: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163092032807/i-dont-believe-the-construction-of-minimum-wage

* "The Strange Story Of George Washington's Dentures & How They Ended Up In NYC:" http://gothamist.com/2017/07/07/george_washington_dentures_nyc.php

* The Car FUBAR Escalates, or what I did all afternoon while trying not to vomit: So apparently the alternator also went, but it looked like just a belt when the tow guy peered at it. This meant tow to honest Mechanic. If you are watching the expense of all this ratchet up in your head, you are experiencing my afternoon only without the heat, escalating stress and grim resignation.

Squirrel called me a Blue Cab home as I haven’t a cell phone, it was way too far to gimp even if I didn’t have an impressive amount of spinal damage, and I had the rest of the cash he’d handed me for repairs that I had not spent on the tow physically on my person. Blue cab is a glorious left wing alternative to Yellow Cab founded by ex-yellow cabbies that is cheaper and treats their employees well (Unlike Uber), and regulated (unlike Uber), and safe (unlike Uber). Today’s driver was a gorgeous larger woman with purple hair to match her clothes and some really cute arm tattoos. Seriously, I fricken love blue cab with the friendly counter culture drivers.

It turned out to be Customer Appreciation Day and the ride was free!

The rest though? Jesus fuck! So now we need to try to raise $4-500ish for this month’s car repairs as we are ALSO a month behind on Electricity because of last month’s car repairs. We can’t NOT fix it, as there is no Graveyard shift public transport for Squirrel and my disabilities make not having a car pretty much unlivable.

I hate that I keep having to beg for money, but I feel like I’m bailing a leaky boat with a sieve and we’re going to drown.

Want to help? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Oh Gods, I just realized I’m also out of B complex to go with my melitonin, and I have prescription meds waiting down town. Nothing can be done about the B Commplex, of course. *Mentally adds Pharmacy to list of places I need to call tomorrow to be for an extra week’s grace*

* I am going to be furious if the bullshit politicking at the Bolshoi robs us of a chance to see Maria Alexandrova dance as Margot Fonteyn to Vladislav Lantratov's Nureyev. She is absolutely the perfect person to embody Fonteyn, and he has really come into his own this Spring. He is ready to do it now, I think, and their dancing together is beautiful and so gloriously in sync just now. I want this Nureyev to happen so much, even if I never get to see it. Rudolph Nurayev is so important to dance and meant so much to me growing up. I want this art to exist in the world, especially right now in the era of Putin and the anti-LGBTQIA laws and persecution in Russia. It's so important that it exist, that it be done right, that it be filmed so people can see it.

* "Ed Sheeran, Bad Wigs, and Boredom! Game of Thrones is Back!:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/ed-sheeran-bad-wigs-boredom-game-thrones-back/

* Zing: http://www.twolumps.net/d/20170717.html

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "‘I was sold seven times': Yazidi women welcomed back into the faith:" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jul/01/i-was-sold-seven-times-yazidi-women-welcomed-back-into-the-faith

* No, Putin is not playing chess while Trump is playing checkers. In this metaphor, Trump is playing Tic Tac Toe and losing.

* "US, Russia announce Syria cease-fire after Trump-Putin talks:" https://apnews.com/eaa310ccb6e04e0580759d4ce36e778b/AP-sources:-US,-Russia-reach-deal-on-Syria-cease-fire

* "Russia steps up spying efforts after election:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/06/politics/russia-steps-up-spying-efforts-after-election/

* "The Latest: Russians ask for proof of election meddling:" https://apnews.com/7408be866dd646708913abbd581ada30

* "Federal judge denies Hawaii's motion challenging "travel ban":" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/federal-judge-denies-hawaii-s-motion-trump-s-travel-ban-n780366

* In things that will rob you of sleep tonight news: It looks like hackers are targeting our Nuclear Power plants.

* "Republican Lawmakers Buy Health Insurance Stocks as Repeal Effort Moves Forward:" https://theintercept.com/2017/07/06/republican-lawmakers-buy-health-insurance-stocks-as-repeal-effort-moves-forward/

* "ICE Officers Told to Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants Encountered While on Duty:" https://www.propublica.org/article/ice-officers-told-to-take-action-against-all-undocumented-immigrants

* "Black Lives Matter LA Claps Back Against Racist NRA Ad:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/black-lives-matter-la-claps-back.html

* "Anti-Trans I-1552 Initiative Fails!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/anti-trans-i-1552-initiative-fails.html

* "We Wear Culture:" https://qz.com/1002651/google-has-built-a-stunning-searchable-archive-of-3000-years-of-world-fashion/

* Footage of Greenwood before white people burned everything and murdered more than 300 people in the Tulsa Riot. TW: contains Dead bodies. http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/162729567568/ilovemy4c-hair-bbcnyc-bellygangstaboo

* I know I keep posting goth lilies, but more keep blooming. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162727902557/i-know-i-keep-posting-goth-lilies-but-more-keep

* Snerk "Communicating:" http://xkcd-rss.livejournal.com/473997.html

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and more than 50 hurt:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-40007886

* "Yemen war: Major cholera epidemic feared, says charity:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39996900

* TW: Rape, Pedophila "South African men march against abuse of women and children:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39988267

* "Trump does not say ‘radical Islamic terrorism’:"

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* "Sheriff Clarke: A ‘fraud’ with fake medals?:"

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* "Barber reignites King’s ‘Poor People's Campaign’:"

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* "Texas GOP Messes With Texas Trans Kids:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/05/texas-gop-messes-with-texas-trans-kids.html

* "African Pantheons and the Orishas: Crash Course Mythology #11:"

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* "This powerful Twitter account is sharing the names of Jewish refugees the US turned away in 1939:" https://mic.com/articles/166948/this-powerful-twitter-account-is-sharing-the-names-of-jewish-refugees-the-us-turned-away-in-1939?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.BJDKmJTlK

* To Tavy's great delight, the garden was full of butterflies to watch through the window today.

* The If Women Wrote Men post keeps getting better: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160953941842/if-women-wrote-men-the-way-men-write-women

* Star Trek Economics and Basic Income: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160953464237/mrbumblepants-actuallykylekallgren


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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: paypal.me/Gwydion or Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39926914

* "Germany's vice chancellor gave the finger to neo-Nazi protesters. He regrets he wasn't ruder:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/germany-german-vice-chancellor-sigmar-gabriel-middle-finger-neo-nazi-protesters-a7214421.html?cmpid=facebook-post

* "Five key questions about the Trump-Russia special counsel:"

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* "Are We Monsters?:" http://billmoyers.com/story/are-we-monsters/#.WRoANZJvbsM.twitter

* "House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/house-majority-leader-to-colleagues-in-2016-i-think-putin-pays-trump/2017/05/17/515f6f8a-3aff-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html?utm_term=.d4fa2f5d3d2d

* "The Promise—and Perils—of the Fight Against Trump:" https://newrepublic.com/article/142425/path-resistance-promise-perils-democrats-fight-against-trump

* TW: Rape. He is doing a twenty year stretch for shooting his rapist during a sexual assault, as self defense is only for white people in this country. "Freeing Ky:" https://freeingky.com/

* "President Trump Gets a Very Special Prosecutor:"

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* "Fox News Didn't Get the Comey Memo:"

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* "Trump the Disruptor:"

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* "'Real News Tonight' Tackles James Comey:"

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* "Stephen's Monologue Gets Declassified:"

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* "Trump Uses A Commencement Speech To Congratulate... Himself!:"

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* "What we really need is an adaptation of the original 1740 The Beauty and the Beast:" http://emilysidhe.tumblr.com/post/159132596907/what-we-really-need-is-an-adaptation-of-the

* You know, I may not enjoy Gilbert Godfrey's stand up, but I admire the hell out of the way he delights in jokes at his expense. It's not many people who laugh that heartily at themselves and then join in.

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: paypal.me/Gwydion or Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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* "Trump risks emboldening despots with praise:"

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* "23 Environmental Rules Rolled Back in Trump’s First 100 Days:" https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/02/climate/environmental-rules-reversed-trump-100-days.html?_r=0

* "Trump Adviser Kushner’s Undisclosed Partners Include Goldman and Soros:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-adviser-jared-kushner-didnt-disclose-startup-stake-1493717405

* "The GOP has a pre-existing condition:"

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* "Rape victims often pay nearly $1,000 for medical treatment:" https://mic.com/articles/175011/rape-victims-often-pay-nearly-1-000-for-medical-treatment#.IQ1I7lB0O

* Want to resist the end of net neutrality?: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/160250205836/kedreeva-amy-reblogs-thistherapylife

* "Things People With Anxiety Are Afraid to Tell Their Friends:" http://www.teenvogue.com/story/things-people-with-anxiety-are-afraid-to-tell-their-friends?mbid=social_facebook

* "World's oldest dental fillings found in Italy:" http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/04/07/Worlds-oldest-dental-fillings-found-in-Italy/7301491595712/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=2

* "Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Details of His Son’s Birth & Heart Disease:"

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* "W. Kamau Bell - Tackling Tough Ideas in "The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell" :"

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* "Kim Jong-Un Fires A Promposal At Trump:"

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* "Stephen Colbert Goes One-On-One With Trump:"

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* "This Monologue Goes Out To You, Mr. President:"

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* "Trump On The Civil War: 'Why?':"

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: paypal.me/Gwydion or Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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* "Exclusive: Russian activist poisoned twice:"

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* "Political strains within Western powers serve Putin goals:"

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* "Trump talk provokes NATO self-reckoning:"

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* "Schiff: Questions about Nunes hurt investigation's credibility:"

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* Another thing to phone your rep to stop if you have time, energy, and are able. "Christie finally has a job in the Trump administration:"

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* 45 is so stupid he thinks the best way to deal with a prescription opioid addiction is "border enforcement" and taking away coverage for addiction treatment. O.o

* "The Merovingians in Paris – Ancient History et cetera:" http://etc.ancient.eu/interviews/the-merovingians-in-paris/

* Moments in Queer History: King Louis XIII, Anne of Austria, Louis’ “favorites.” http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158987358437/king-louis-xiii-by-philippe-de-champaigne-c

* The History of the watermelon stereotype: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158991060822/black-to-the-bones-i-feel-like-i-need-to-share

* "Trump Doesn't Know How to Throw a Baseball:"

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* "Trump Vows to End the Nonexistent War on Coal:"

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* "Governing Is Hard: Trumpcare Edition:"

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* "Someone Run Against Johnnie Caldwell:"

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* "Government Worked! Rape Kit Backlog Part 2:"

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* "The Trump Caddie Confessions:"

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* "Trump's Climate Change Rollback Reviewed By Woodsy The Owl:"

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* "Trump Addresses (And Is The Reason For) A Women's Empowerment Forum:"

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* "The Scrapping Of Internet Privacy: Something We Can All Hate Together:"

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* "'Circus 1903' Takes Us Back To Another Generation Of The Circus:"

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* My culture didn't grow well, which is a thing that happens. My Doctor has decided that a forth antibiotic so soon might endanger my system, so we are trying a low dose of steroids again in hopes that the problem is inflammation. I'll likely be steroid sick the rest of the week, but on the upside I got a free bottle of sudafed out of it which means rationing is over.

* Today I finally finished the autoclave and sterilization of the bathroom tank, as I am well enough to bend over. The cough is unpleasant, but manageable today, though I'm starting to get steroid sickness symptoms. I don't think Tavy has been here for a sterilization before and it was all very exciting to him. That is his favorite tank after all and he spent hours every day perched up there watching the fish. He was so sad when there were no more fish to watch and he'd stare balefully, hoping to see one. he's had a umber of accidents during the cleaning process that involved him getting his beans wet as he jumped or fell in the open tank. The last couple days, he's been hiding in there with the last of the dirt being dry. I had trouble keeping him out of it during scraping and cleaning and was riding around on my shoulder during sterilization and the evil human accidentally spit water on his but during rinse cycle syphoning. I need to finish resetting the tank and catch some test fish to put in to see if the cleaning of the new type of filter was successful, but not tonight as I'm now dizzy.

* Apparently, I can no longer tell Mike Meyers and Jimmy Fallon apart.

* The MacMillian sampler came. On paper, a ballet based on Scott Joplin is so up my alley it's like they were thinking of me. Alas, in execution Elite Syncopation proved hard to watch. The costumes were a real problem for me. That many bright colours and patterns all in motion is something I flat out don't do well with. I kept getting distracted by things like arrows on the butt cheeks of a lady's skin tight spandex unitard, or the star on that lady's pelvis to match her ass cheeks or wincing at a particularly nasty clash between horrible outfits. I get it, meant to be light and funny, but I kept thinking about how rapey/violnce against women the full length ballets are said to be. (I've seen parts of Manon and Meyerling, but not the whole, so grain of salt). Anyway, this felt like forced wackiness and my physical discomfort with the costume choices made that some how worse.

And it wasn't just the costumes that were the problem. The women in the featured roles seemed fine and worked well when I could notice the dancing despite the costumes. The men though? The skill level difference between the four male leads was so extreme it completely ruined the quatre. If you have one guy jumping about two feet higher than the worst of the four in a dance that demands unison, it stands out. Two of the guys danced crisply while the other two were noticeably more sloppy. It ruined the effect and the costumes being so complicated colour and pattern wise and different from each other only emphasized the differences in quality of the dancing. It just... never jelled, even though there were some lovely pas de deux, and bits of dancing singly and in groups by the women. I honestly can't comment on the choreography as I was so overwhelmed by the mess that I couldn't really find brain space for thinking properly about what they were trying to achieve.

* The Wing Chun dojo where I studied intensely while it lasted was descended from Bruce Lee's Seattle period, before he branched out to make his own style. (My Sifu's Sifu studied under Bruce Lee directly). I have seen his movies more times than I can count, but all I'd ever seen of the Green hornet were the clips. I was born too late and unlike Batman it never made it to syndication. I got really excited at the chance to finally see what they were like. I've been trying to watch the pilot and it's... not good. I know, blasphemy. it's not Bruce lee's fault, I want to make clear. I think I can see what went wrong. It's like no one involved in writing, directing, or editing this thing had any clue why A. the Adam West Batman worked, or B. why Bruce lee was good. The result is neither campy fun NOR martial arts fun. I'll take either, you see. I'd love both. Instead it's just boring white guys trying to say complicated exposition really, really fast, between fight scenes were only one participant actually knows how to fight and everyone else is going through the motions. I'm go to try one or two more to see if they improve, but so far it's unwatchable to the point I keep literally forgetting I'm watching and go do other things.

* "Ballad of the Bastards Part 1: The North Can’t Be Bothered:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/winterfell-s6-retrospective-part-1/

* "The Sword in the Stone Needs to Use its Head:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-sword-in-the-stone-needs-to-use-its-head/

* "The Ups and Downs of Harry's Fifth Year:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/ups-downs-harrys-fifth-year/

* The last of the hyacinths. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158984668267/the-last-of-the-hyacinths


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* TW: Rape "Hounded and ridiculed for complaining of rape :" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39204086

* "Don Meredith Urged To Resign Over Inappropriate Relationship With 'Vulnerable Teenager':" http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/03/10/don-meredith-senator-resign-senate-mccoy-harder-wells_n_15285384.html

* Makes one really wish someone bright enough to read and understand the intelligence briefs was in the White House, doesn’t it? "China Warns of Arms Race After U.S. Deploys Missile Defense in South Korea:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/world/asia/thaad-missile-defense-us-south-korea-china.html?_r=0

* "‘Don’t Be So Desperate to Rub up Against Russia’:" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/diplomats-foreign-policy-experts-trump-state-department-dan-fried-214873

* "Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories:"

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* "Donald Trump's White House 'targeting US journalists with help from Russian intelligence':" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-white-house-us-journalists-russian-intelligence-nsa-analyst-john-schindler-targets-a7615381.html

* "“Purge leftists”: Trump supporter Rep. Steve King wants the president to root out those who oppose him:" http://www.salon.com/2017/03/06/purge-leftists-trump-supporter-rep-steve-king-wants-the-president-to-root-out-those-who-oppose-him/

* Things that make you go hmmmm. It turns out Preet Bharara was investigating FOX News. FOX News started calling for a purge of all pre-Trump political appointees and had received a letter four days before the firing asking him to look into Trump's flagrant breaking of the emoluments clause, so Trump reversed his decision to keep on Preet Bharara, bipartisan anti-corruption crusader, and plans replace him with Roger Ailes lawyer, someone with ties to FOX and Trump who assuredly will kill both investigations. <.< >.>

* "Longtime Trump Adviser Calls Critic a “Stupid Ignorant Ugly B----”:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/03/05/longtime_trump_adviser_roger_stone_calls_critic_a_stupid_ignorant_ugly_bitch.html?utm_content=inf_534_2641_2&wpsrc=socialedge&tse_id=INF_ae3d5d2001f211e7a22fa5876bd4fd44

* "Missouri is the only state not tracking prescription drug use. Here's why:" https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/07/missouri-prescription-drug-database/

* "‘Top Chef’ host talks Trump Resistance:"

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* "What Abortion Looks Like in America Right Now:" http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/01/seven-real-stories-about-the-state-of-abortion-in-america.html

* Defense Against the dark Arts: TERF edition: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/158302571066/dykejedi-lrresistibie-protect-young-lesbians

* "Deenequia Dodds Case Update:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/deenequia-dodds-case-update.html

* "Wife Discovered With Husband’s Heart, Centuries After Death:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/france-embalmed-heart-rennes-quengo-perrien-archaeology/

* "Complicit - SNL:"

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* I’m old enough that real Al Franken was on SNL in real time when I was a kid. This is incredibly surreal for me that SNL now has a Franken impersonator. "Weekend Update: Al Franken and Jeff Sessions - SNL:"

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* "The Fox Didn’t Want Those Grapes Anyway:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157859442857/the-fox-didnt-want-those-grapes-anyway

* TW: Rape. "Idaho judge rules attack on high school football player was 'not a rape' or racist:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/24/idaho-football-player-rape-case-coat-hanger-light-sentence?utm_content=buffer1ccb9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "American Citizen Faced Deportation:" http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/eduardo-caraballo-puerto-rico-deportion-94795779.html

* I know this is a little late, but it's important. "Rep John Lewis’ Speech at March on Washington :"

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* "Jon Stewart To The Media: It's Time To Get Your Groove Back:"

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* "Trump's Nuclear Plan: It's Like The Cold War All Over Again:"

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* "Cartoon Donald Trump Dreads The White House Correspondents' Dinner:"

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* "Princess Faullaria's Populist Uprising: A Dorne Retrospective:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/porne-retrospective-season-6/

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* "Trump ignores 'the grown-ups' in his Cabinet:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-ignoring-cabinet-235124

* "Rep. Maxine Waters: Trump advisors with Russia ties are ...:"

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* "CIA analyst quits over Trump disregard for intelligence:"

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* "Town hall eruptions for Republicans:"

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* "FEC commissioner resigns citing 'dysfunction and deadlock':"

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* "We Need to Start Telling the Truth About White Supremacy in Our Schools:" http://www.discriminology.com/news-1/2017/2/15/we-need-to-start-telling-the-truth-about-white-supremacy-in-our-schools

* TW: Rape. "Transploitation: The Reality of Being a Black Trans Woman | Tschan Andrews | TEDxUCLWomen :"

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* Internment camps and Resistance: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157563939502/geniusbee-resistance-can-take-many-forms

* "A Star-Studded Cast Sings 'We Are All Sweden':"

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* "Sorry ISIS, You Lost The Title Of 'Enemy Of The American People':"

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* "Never Fjorget What Happened In Sweden:"

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* "Today Trump Honored Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington And... Ben Carson:"

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* Tavy waking from nap.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157558932592/tavy-waking-from-nap

* Step Four out of five on Document project achieved. My 14-15 month battle with Pennsylvania over my Birth Certificate ended today when it finally arrived. I guess I will not have to try to talk them into deporting me to Canada after all.

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* TW: Rape. The scare quotes are undeserved. "Theo rape case fuels clashes with police in Paris area:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38957953

* TW: Rape. More details explaining how egregious it was. "Frenchman describes brutal police rape:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38892302

* "Jakarta elections: Governor blasphemy trial overshadows vote:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38965757

* "France election: Fillon spokesman denies tax evasion:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38979894

* "Rep. Maxine Waters on Trump's 'Kremlin Clan':"

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* "Cummings on Trump claim he won't meet:"

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* "Dems shut out of immigration meeting:"

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* "WSJ: US intel officials withholding sensitive info from Trump:"

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* "Trump loses again as travel ban dies in court:"

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* "Trump in-laws' baseball deal stumbles on French ambassadorship:"

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* 45 is so incredibly out of touch with the chaos and incompetence of his own administration and is so unaware of ongoing events like the Flynn scandal and the pulling of the Puzder nomination that he announced today the "Administration is running like a fine tuned machine." O.o

* "Oprah abuse tape too much for White House to bear on Puzder:"

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* "Maddow: What it looks like when a president fails:"

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* "Teachers Caught on Camera Discussing Which Students They’d ‘F*ck, Marry, or Kill’:" http://allblackmedia.com/2017/02/teachers-caught-camera-discussing-students-theyd-fck-marry-kill/

* "The women's strike officially has a date — and it's March 8, International Women's Day:" https://mic.com/articles/168756/the-women-s-strike-officially-has-a-date-and-it-s-march-8-international-women-s-day?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.pMGpYsGAK


* "President Trump's Bats**t Press Conference:"

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* "Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse - Streets Named Dick Edition:"

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* "Ezra Edelman - Drawing Parallels Between Then & Now in "O.J.: Made in America":"

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* "The 2017 Remake Of 'The Usual Suspects':"

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* "So Much Russian Influence, So Little Time:"

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* "Donald Trump Wows At First Solo Stress Conference:"

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* I am finding this infection really exhausting and it feels pretty damned endless. I an feel things shifting with the new antibiotic, but I can't tell yet if I'm improving, or if the sinus infection is re-colonizing my lungs. I keep having to do things like take a half hour cough break.

* "The Expanse Brings Sacrifice And Harder Choices:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-expanse-s02-e04/


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* I honestly don't understand how Republicans don't find this terrifying. "Russia propaganda turns up in US foreign policy query:"

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* "Gen. McCaffrey: Trump is 'betraying the people who voted for him':"

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* "For Trump, it's not bad news. It's fake news.:"

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* "Trump loses first legal round on travel ban, next steps announced:"

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* I keep thinking about Naomi Kritzer’s Libertarian Seastead Dystopia stories as I listen to him rant. Seriously, he thinks instead of proper clinical testing, we should just put new drugs on the market and see how many people die. "Trump FDA pick a 'seasteading' advocate, no medical background:"

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* "Trump’s EPA Pick Appears to Have Made a False Statement Under Oath in Senate Hearing; He Denies:" http://fusion.net/story/384755/pruitt-false-statement-under-oath-epa-hearing/

* "U.S. House passes bill requiring warrants to search old emails:" http://www.reuters.com/article/usa-congress-emails-idUSL1N1FS01E

* "D.C. police demand Facebook hand over data on Trump protesters:" http://mashable.com/2017/02/06/dc-police-subpoena-facebook-inauguration-protests/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#G3DkOLK3iaqD

* Not even close to work safe. Seriously. NWS. Uses slurs in a reclaiming, defiant way. "Pansy Division Smells Like Queer Spirit:"

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* TW: Rape. "The Importance of Acknowledging Male Victimhood:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/acknowledging-male-victimhood/

* My lungs are at the full blown infection needs antibiotic stage. I HAD a Doctor's appointment tomorrow, but we had snow. So much snow. Leaving the house is out of the question dangerous for me given the physical realities, so I'm just going to have to hang on until Wednesday a week. Which is not good, given the Dolphin Festival where I have commitments. *facepalm*

* Me watching Father Brown: Ah. First episode and we have a predatory bisexual rapist trope.
Several episodes later: Father Brown sure is on site for a lot of murders. Are we sure he's not a serial killer? How big is this town anyway.? I mean that is a lot of murders for a small community isn't it? Are we absolutely sure Father Brown isn't a serial killer? How about Lady Felicia? I mean, she finds a LOT of bodies.

* "Supernatural, Season 12, Episode 10: Lily Sunder has Some Regrets:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/02/supernatural-season-12-episode-10-lily.html

* "Penny Dreadful, Season 3, Episode 2: Predators Far and Near:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/05/penny-dreadful-season-3-episode-2.html

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* Chile is burning. The Embassy page has a list of charities if you are inclined to help: https://cl.usembassy.gov/u-s-government-assists-fight-chilean-forest-fires/

* The pressure is working. Keep applying it. "Trump, weak under pressure, caves; wall's future uncertain:"

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* "Trump ignores shameful holocaust lessons with refugee ban:"

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* "Trump sparks anger with misguided refugee ban:"

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* "Trump’s flashy executive actions could run aground:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/trumps-flashy-executive-actions-could-run-aground-234200

* This only helps airport detainees and legal residents in transit. "Judge blocks deportation of detainees over Trump refugee order:" http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/316714-federal-judge-blocks-trump-immigration-ban-nationwide

* Tw: Rape. The judge insisted that raping a disabled child is not a sex crime in Idaho and the use of the n-word etc. means it's somehow not a hate crime. "No Jail Time for White High School Football Player Who Raped Black Mentally Disabled Teammate with Hanger:" http://www.complex.com/life/2016/12/white-teenager-walks-free-after-verbally-sexually-assaulting-black-mentally-challenged-teammate-with-hanger

* "Study: Bisexual and rural LGBTQ people face highest rates of depression:" http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/12/study-bisexual-rural-lgbtq-people-face-highest-rates-depression/

* "Why Texas' SB 6 Is An Unjust Law:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/01/why-texas-sb-6-is-unjust-law.html

* "“Remember Me as a Revolutionary Communist”:" https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/12/leslie-feinberg-as-a-revolutionary-communist/

* Is it just me, or were the 1830's the worst 19th century fashion decade in the west, sort of like the 1970's were for the 20th?

* I disagree on the costume point. I assumed the limited wardrobe was Zilpha and her waste of skin husband being not as well off as they pretend but trying to look respectable. Clothes are expensive. It makes sense to buy three good dresses to keep up appearances and rotate them. "Taboo Teaches us that Marriage is a Bad Idea:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/taboo-teaches-us-marriage-bad-idea/

* According to my Star Wars calendar, January was Stormtrooper mointh; February is Princess Leia saying "Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope. It's like they knew.

* The increasingly Byzantine exegesis. "Black Sails Master Post:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/142320219370/black-sails-master-post

* Toby Schmitz wrote a comic about Anne and Jack's backstory! "Rackham's Razor: Read the New Black Sails Comic Book:" http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/01/24/see-the-new-black-sails-comic-book-rackhams-razor

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* "Brazilian domestic spies use Tinder to infiltrate protest movements:" https://boingboing.net/2016/11/15/brazilian-domestic-spies-use-t.html

* "Scottish Leader Puts Trump On Notice In Model Response To His Win:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/scotland-leader-trump-response_us_5824a618e4b07751c390dca1?section=us_politics

* "CIA connects the dots between Russia hacking and the 2016...:"

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* And Republican leadership blocked release of the information for partisan reasons.

* "Trump's double standard on hiring American versus foreign workers:"

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* "One federal employee Trump may want to replace, but can't:"

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* I have taken to thinking of the Trump Cabinet picks as the Cabinet of Deplorables.

* Given that Carrier ate Trump's lunch in the Carrier deal, is anyone surprised he's a failed business man? Looks like he can't negotiate his way out of a paper bag.

* "What to Do About Trump? The Same Thing My Grandfather Did in 1930s Vienna:" http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/217831/what-to-do-about-trump

* "The Tweeter In Chief Strikes Again. This time, it’s the US economy he’s going to blow up.:" http://plaidadder.tumblr.com/post/154149209669/the-tweeter-in-chief-strikes-again-this-time

* "Racist graffiti at NFL player’s home investigated as hate crime:"

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* "Mistrial in case against fmr. officer Slager:"

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* It is now commonplace for Neo-NAZIs to spray paint Trump's name along with the Swastika as a threat or to shout it during hate crimes.

* "The odd thing that happens when you actually ask Trump’s supporters about mass deportation:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/09/trumps-voters-dont-actually-support-mass-deportation/?utm_term=.bd083fe91451

* "‘Do Not Resist’: A chilling look at the normalization of warrior cops:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2016/09/30/do-not-resist-a-chilling-look-at-the-normalization-of-warrior-cops/?utm_term=.28ff9a1cb482

* "Queen's students forced to apologize for casting Othello as a white woman still don't get it:" http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/campus-notes/2016/11/queens-students-forced-to-apologize-casting-othello-white-woman-?utm_content=bufferf13b1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "This rape victim did everything she was supposed to do — Her university did nothing:" https://mic.com/articles/153954/delaney-robinson-did-everything-a-rape-victim-is-supposed-to-do-and-unc-refuses-to-act?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=style&utm_campaign=social#.n7pWZUdby

* "The woman who spent 3 years in prison for the death of her fetus just got out:" http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/09/woman-convicted-death-her-fetus-walks-free

* "The Link Between Autism and Trans Identity:" http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/11/the-link-between-autism-and-trans-identity/507509/

* Women in Shakespeare's Comedies vs. Tragedies: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/154318506421/systlin-thebibliosphere-penfairy

* "Anti-Vaxx Group Wants to Know Why Study They Funded Shows No Link Between Vaccines and Autism:" http://jezebel.com/anti-vaxx-group-wants-to-know-why-study-they-funded-sho-1735168447

* "Trump's Cabinet Selections Are Making Us Queasy:"

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* "Donald Trump Is Ready To Break Another Presidential Tradition:"

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* "Politics of the Seven Kingdoms: The Iron Islands:" https://racefortheironthrone.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/politics-of-the-seven-kingdoms-the-iron-islands-part-i/

* Some interesting thoughts on Darth Vader on Coruscant: http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/154274922756/grand-duc-fialleril-lectorel

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5: I know it looks like I quit the rewatch, but really, the election ate me for a month. I am still wading through post election links and activism things. Still, I am back to the rewatch project, if slowly, slowly.

- Conundrum. I love Ensign Ro Laren. Worf being leader because he is wearing the fanciest decoration is logical. This episode strikes me as a mirror to the one where the crew is divided up and people have to do unaccustomed jobs. There they were working against type; here they are stripped down to their essences. Picard is about compromise and reasonableness. Worf is about protection. Riker is about flirting. Data is about being helpful. Geordi and Doctor Crusher are about fixing things in their respective realms. Of course, part of the point of this is to pull Riker and Ro out of their antagonistic positions within the command structure letting them interact as people. Unfortunately that ends up being romantic. Sigh. Of course it does. Louder sigh. I admit, I strongly prefer the Torchwood version of this plot, but it's not badly done here and is, of course earlier. I do like the way they are in character even when they can't remember themselves and how that plays into the denouement.

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* Suicide Crisis numbers: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016816845/non-us-crisis-line-list

* Victim of a Hate Crime? Report to the police first, but also report here to help the SPLC track incidents: https://www.splcenter.org/reporthate

* Trans Relief Project: http://transrelief.com/

* "Donate to the SPLC:" https://donate.splcenter.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=463

* "A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support:" http://jezebel.com/a-list-of-pro-women-pro-immigrant-pro-earth-anti-big-1788752078?rev=1478710019591&utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

* General Charities list to help groups being targeted in Trump's America: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/153111297079/charities-that-may-need-some-love-in-the-upcoming

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://colinfirth.tumblr.com/post/152963467726/carecen-la-center-for-community-change

* Ways to protest: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/174f0WBSVNSdcQ5_S6rWPGB3pNCsruyyM_ZRQ6QUhGmo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true#

* More ways to protest "So here’s the deal:" http://the-cimmerians.tumblr.com/post/153516131819/so-heres-the-deal

* "10 ways we can help Standing Rock Indian Reservation.:" http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/153755459138/dooder-tooder-this-is-a-photo-my-friend-posted

* "List of Standing Rock Resources:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/152671392633/list-of-standing-rock-resources

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

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* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

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* I'm putting this up with the news as it's a real interview with the President. "President Obama: FULL INTERVIEW | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO):"

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* "One-on-one with President Obama:"

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* "President Obama on voter suppression:"

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* "Politicizing of FBI becomes hallmark of 2016:"

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* "The FBI looks like Trump's America:" http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/fbi-donald-trump-base-230755

* "Trump saddled with Christie's abuse of power problem:"

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* George R. R. Martin on the Election. "A Simple Observation:" http://grrm.livejournal.com/504703.html

* "Donald Trump pledges to sign anti-LGBTQ ‘First Amendment Defense Act’:" http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/09/donald-trump-pledges-sign-anti-lgbtq-first-amendment-defense-act/

* "The woman who spent 3 years in prison for the death of her fetus just got out:" http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/09/woman-convicted-death-her-fetus-walks-free

* TW: Rape. "I thought America was becoming a better place for rape survivors. Then Trump came along.:" http://www.vox.com/first-person/2016/11/1/13477996/trump-sexual-assault

* "Major legal victory for voting rights in North Carolina:"

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* "North Carolina Republicans conspired to limit early voting to keep African-Americans from the polls:" http://www.salon.com/2016/11/03/north-carolina-republicans-conspired-to-limit-early-voting-to-keep-african-americans-from-the-polls/

* "Courts Rule For Easier Voting As Presidential Election Nears:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/04/500781386/courts-rule-for-easier-voting-as-presidential-election-nears

* "Ex-cop nails CNN’s police apologist: You don’t get to kill somebody just because you say you’re scared :" http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/ex-cop-nails-cnns-police-apologist-you-dont-get-to-kill-somebody-just-because-you-say-youre-scared/

* "Congresswoman Uses Toys To Show The Insanity Of Some Police Killings:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/barbara-lee-police-killings_us_57e3fc40e4b08d73b82fe98c?section=§ion=us_black-voices

* "Ride-Sharing Apps: New Economy, Same Invisible Discrimination:" https://ww2.kqed.org/pop/2016/11/04/ride-sharing-apps-new-economy-same-invisible-discrimination/

* "The Racist Double Standard Behind Who's 'Allowed' To Be A Stoner:" http://fusion.net/story/358673/white-women-stoner-love/

* "It's Official: NAACP Approves Resolution Calling for Moratorium on Charter Schools - Atlanta Black Star:" http://atlantablackstar.com/2016/10/20/its-official-naacp-approves-resolution-calling-for-moratorium-on-charter-schools/

* "DoD: Protections for transgender youth apply to all facilities, programs:" http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/dod-protections-for-transgender-youth-apply-to-all-facilities-programs

* "School Segregation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "Seth Meyers lists the differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton:"

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* By special request, Harvest Interior display. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/152751051982/by-special-request-harvest-interior-display

* "Christine Daae: An Actual Feminist Critique By Someone Who Actually Read the Got-Damn Book:" http://ninjagiry.tumblr.com/post/119216381093/christine-daae-an-actual-feminist-critique-by

* "Fated:" https://mythjae.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/fated-3/

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5:

- The Masterpiece Society. Creepy Eugenics people. You tell 'em, Jordie! Your life is valuable and very much worth living! I fundamentally disagree that someone else's beliefs and comfort should over rid people's individual rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It's not a prime directive situation. Fuck the creepy ablest eugenicists who want to stay behind!

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* "List of Standing Rock Resources:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/152671392633/list-of-standing-rock-resources

* Hurricane Matthew has been catastrophic for the people of Haiti. 800 or more are dead and 60,000 or more displaced. Want to help?

Haitian local charities: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154561836757433&set=a.84340697432.97916.713622432&type=3&theater
Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/country-region/haiti
Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/disaster-relief?donationProdId=prod12750029&scode=RSG00000E017&gclid=COnZ5tmJys8CFRBEfgodzWoPXQ

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

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* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

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* "Why Straight Women Are Marrying Each Other:" http://www.marieclaire.com/culture/a21668/the-tanzanian-wives/

* "Donald Trump's threat to American democracy, the children's book:"

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* "Bridgegate trouble grows for Christie:"

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* "Donald Trump surrogate Peter Thiel once wrote that date rape is just "belated regret":" https://mic.com/articles/157361/donald-trump-surrogate-peter-thiel-once-wrote-that-date-rape-is-just-belated-regret?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=style&utm_campaign=social#.5Vbr5A3kh

* "Why Donald Trump says "the" before "African Americans" and "Latinos":" http://www.vox.com/2016/10/20/13342646/donald-trump-african-americans-latinos-race-racism-inner-city

* "Women are sharing their stories about what it's really like to have a "late-term" abortion:" https://mic.com/articles/157325/let-these-women-not-donald-trump-tell-you-what-late-term-abortions-are-really-like?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=style&utm_campaign=social#.VM1KAD3Ai

* "BAD HOMBRES, NASTY WOMEN (ft. "Weird Al" Yankovic):"

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* "Scary Stories to Tell in the Comments:" http://jezebel.com/scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-comments-our-annual-spook-1787800700

* "Totally 80s tarot deck with Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave icons:" http://dangerousminds.net/comments/totally_80s_tarot_deck_with_punk_and_new_wave_icons

* ToS Rewatch:

- Court Martial. The second Court Martial in one season. This one is triggery for me and so hard to watch. You know what? I'm skipping to the end. I'm not in the mood.

- Return of the Archon. What is with the Beam up delay on the enterprise? Worst attempt at undercover ever. Outside of outfits and returning the greeting they made no attempt at all to blend in. Is it any surprise they were caught? I suppose it's consistent. They were bad in the whale movie and spok was terrible at it in the TNG Romulan infiltration one. Why do they keep ignoring the warnings of local people of good will who are trying to help them and actually know what is going on? Why does Kirk not understand the concept of projection? Film projector's are 19th century tech and The ghosts in the Haunted Mansion in Disney are 1950's tech. Even with the structural sexism and implied rape, this one is honestly the best ToS episodes so far. Kirk sure is good at those prime directive breaking self justifications. They repeat the basic concept later, but I don't think they ever do it as well as here.

*****

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* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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* Remember how after the big earthquake, the UN AID workers helpfully started a cholera epidemic in Haiti by not taking even the most basic precautions with their waste, and how devastating that was for the people of Haiti? Thanks to the hurricane and flooding, it's back.

* "Facts of Life and Death:" http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2016/10/facts-of-life-and-death.html

* I want Michelle Obama to be my president. This speech is really important. "Michelle Obama's call to conscience:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/michelle-obamas-call-conscience#break

* "Limbaugh: The left is obsessed with consent:"

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* Re: Women coming forward to talk about Donald Trump sexually Assaulting them. I believe the women.

* Republican woman discovers water is wet: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/151743509457/satyrday-jennytrout-nerdyblackfangirl

* Trump and his surrogates continue to insist that Trump was lying when he bragged about sexual assaulting women and ogling pageant contestants while they were changing despite a growing body of women, including Miss Teen USA contestants, corroborating his claims that he did committed these crimes.

* I keep thinking of my Mother as this Trump thing continues. TW Sexual Assault: )

* Now Trump is claiming an international cabal of bankers is controlling our country and if we don't rise up against Hillary Clinton she will come and destroy our national and our families in a very... Nuremburgy sounding speech. The chanting crowds terrify me.

* "What we can still learn from sexual harassment:" http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/10/10/what-can-still-learn-from-sexual-harassment/jCF5rxYbFMgE3bOKR984pI/story.html

* "Are you certain, Time Prophet?:" http://cmdr-zoom.livejournal.com/507275.html

* Fun fact: My parents met in and Anglo Saxon language class. They were language nerds. "20 Brilliant Anglo-Saxon Words:" http://mentalfloss.com/article/66533/20-brilliant-anglo-saxon-words

* "Not Just Clowning Around:"

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* "Evangelicals Stick with Donald Trump:"

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* "Outrage Court: Trigger Warnings:"

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* I would like to thank whichever of you sent Birthday money.

* I did finally get to watch Versailles, though it took a lot longer than I expected. I had heard the critical rumblings. My hope was that as for me the major players are real people for me, ones I read about and studied and have a genuine feel for. On paper I should adore this. It's relevant to a whole collection of my interests, and on top of that, I'm a year and a half in on an early modern kick and even read the horribly homophobic and disgustingly Freudian biography of Philippe a month or so ago that happened to be the only one we could find in English. (It was very well researched, but the analysis was embarrassingly bad, so bad it would make a great drinking game. Take a drink for each homophobic inference or Freudian reference. Take two drinks every time he makes a completely unsupported inference about motive based on Freudian theory alone. Take a shot for every time he insists that homosexuality is the mother's fault/self harm/not innate. Take two shots if he's claiming that the bisexuals are switching orientation every time they change partners. Take three shots if he's claiming that sex with the chevalier de Lorraine is humiliating, degrading, self punishment, etc., something I consider a very bold statement for a man who's never ucked him and who knows full well that he was so good in bed Louis considered recalling him a gift to his brother. *ahem*) Louis XIV is out of my period, sure, but I've been to Versailles, the Louvre, and Frontenbleu, read general histories of the period, and biographies of Louis, Montepason, et al.. I'm not an expert, but I'm certainly a reasonably well educated amateur. So my hope was, knowing the players, knowing the period, I should be fine where a general audience might struggle.

I was wrong. I had to watch the first episode twice, because I had trouble figuring out who was meant to be whom. It was easier with the men as the characters said their names often enough I could pick them up from context, but the women.... I assume the young lady the mother is trying to push at the King is Montespan from context, but I watched all three and I never noticed she and her mother being clearly identified. I did manage to make mental notes on who I guessed everyone was the second time through and it did make the next two episodes slightly more comprehensible. Unfortunately, I discovered a second problem at that point, which was that I would wander off into revery in the middle of dialog scenes and miss important details. I watched one scene early in the second episode five or six times because I kept missing a few key sentences while thinking of more interesting things. My concentration isn't what it was, but it simply isn't this bad unless there is something wrong with what I'm watching (or reading or listening to). I could not pay attention for a literal minute or two in a number of scenes. If it had been one evening, it might be attributed to tiredness or the fever that rises and falls like the Mile, but we are talking about four different days, one nearly a week before the others, I watched all of the Depardieu Cyrano today with no problem. Just saying. So something has to be wrong with the script/acting/and/or pacing. You be the judge. There were interesting bits here and there and some things I did not agree with, but mostly it simply as dull and lacking in something vital. It left me empty and unfullfilled after. I sat mulled it over doing dishes and I think it did not help that it was all loose threads and hardly any arc. People do things in it, but nothing much matters or changes except they murder a little person of African decent, an old guy in the woods, and some assassins. There were some interesting things going on racially in the third episode, but my ennui was too great to go back through a second time so I could write a proper analysis.

I just... It wasn't aweful, just mediocre, which is sad because they have all this access and ridiculous beauty and some really fascinating RL historical figures and somehow couldn't figure out how to make that riveting on my screen.

* Blood for the Blood God: http://dorktowerfeed.livejournal.com/447069.html

* ToS Rewatch:

- Balance of Terror. We can't afford mistakes "by any man aboard." What about the women aboard, Kirk? Enter the Romulans. Does flirting count as a "mistake?" And the paranoia sets in along with the racism, because this is fundamentally a cold war story. this reminds me very much of classic submarine pursuit movies with opposing commanders and stratagems. The acting is actually decent on this one, I do appreciate how well fleshed out the made the Romulan captain. It would be so much easier to make him two dimensional, but they actually did a good job writing him and his interactions allow us to infer things about their culture that really pay off two decades or so later when Spock goes to Romulus in TNG.

*****

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* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

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* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

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* "Rumor mill spreads awareness of individual rights:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14072&cataId=nk01500

* "Indians Staged One of the Largest Strikes in History, But No One on U.S. Cable News Covered It:" https://theintercept.com/2016/09/06/indians-staged-one-of-the-largest-strikes-in-history-but-no-one-on-u-s-cable-news-covered-it/

* "Why So Many Poor Americans Don’t Get Help Paying For Housing:" http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-so-many-poor-americans-dont-get-help-paying-for-housing/

* "6,000-year-old fabric reveals Peruvians were dyeing textiles with indigo long before Egyptians:" http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-oldest-indigo-dye-20160915-snap-story.html

* On Tailoring. From Elsewhere.

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* I started the paper bureaucracy today. Next comes the great document treasure hunt. If it fails, I get to spend a lot of my sleep cycle Monday on hold with social security. Then I discovered a crash ate my lj entry, so I've been having an adventure reconstituting.

* "The Baudelaires’ Misery Continues with Mysteries and Mushrooms:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/baudelaires-slip-secrets-v-f-d/

* "That Was Season Six:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/147029444372/that-was-season-six

* Re: the Fey/Fallon bit on SNL. They nailed the costumes, but whiffed the accents. His sounded... like bad Southern? Vaguely? Like WTF was that accent? Hers was closer, close enough I could tell which Philly accent she was trying for, but she'd slip and it would throw me off. I think if his hadn't been so distractedly bad, hers wouldn't have been a problem for me. As it was I was so busy parcing his accent debacle, that I have no idea what the content was like, and can't comment.

* "Loras Tyrell Deserved Better:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/loras-tyrell-deserved-better/

* ToS Rewatch:

- We Need to Talk About the Sexual Assault of Yeoman Rand.

TW: Sexual Assault: ) And the real horror is, that no one notices that this IS a horror.


- Mudd's Women. As the GROWN MEN can't think for all the blood rushing for the big head to the little one, why don't they just staff the Bridge with straight women and gay men? They could do that also for interrogation and medical examination of the four. Just saying. This is the first episode in which yeoman Rand is not sexually harassed in ToS so far, probably because all the straight men are too busy ogling the passengers. As to the rest... this episode makes me want to hit someone, but I've not the eloquence to unpack that.

- What Are Little Girls Made of. Ah, Robot Lurch. Ruk no! Ruk YES! That is so not how you make an android. Just saying. Kirk breaks his first computer by being Kirk. Take one drink. In this case, by sexually harassing her.

- Miri. I know what it looked like to them, but all I can think of is, they are beating up a dying child, and calling zim "it." So seriously, how is there another earth here with humans and continents identical to ours? Why are the 300 year old clothes intact? How is there still edible food after 300 years. I have so many questions. Kirk is so creepy here. There is no way Miri and the onlies leader are "just starting puberty." The homicidal female jealousy thing is an ugly sexist trope and I quietly loathe it. Where did the two red shirts go who were on planet at episode start? Why weren't they guarding the lab or doing the chasing about? Why are they not there for the middle scenes up until they randomly appear for Bones' collapse.

- Dagger of the Mind. So there are no readings on that big old panel to let them know whether or not they are beaming up live things instead of just inert cargo. This episode is the earliest data point on our TNG era Federation brainwashes prisoners theory. Does Star Fleet not have an HR? Because a world of inappropriate seems to go on as implied by Kirk's history with the Psychiatrist in his own command.

*****

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There is a whole list of charities at the top of the page here: http://www.msnbc.com/maddowblog

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

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* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

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There is a whole list of charities at the top of the page here: http://www.msnbc.com/maddowblog

* Imagine how racist you have to be to continue to believe this. "Trump still thinks 'Central Park Five' are guilty:"

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* TW: Sexual Assault, Rape Culture, Misogynistic Hate Speech "New Trump tape puts campaign into tailspin:"

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* TW: Sexual Assault, Rape Culture "Vulgar Trump tape lends credence to past claims:"

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* TW: Sexual Assault, Rape Culture, Misogynistic Hate Speech. "GOP frantic as Clinton uses Trump vulgarity in new ad:"

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* Listening to the Trump tape made me throw up a little. This on top of the habitual humiliation and sexual harassment of employees. In real life I don't stand still for that sort of concentrated misogyny. I've called people out socially and at work all the way back to my teens. I have quit jobs over it. I... honestly had no words for how gross all this is and how shitty it is that we have improved so little as a society in the course of my life that this is still considered completely acceptable behavior in the work place (the Apprentice thing) and that nearly half the people in this country consider that Presidential behavior involves sexually assaulting women because he can get away with it.

* "'I regret if anyone found offense':"

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* "Gael Garcia Bernal: We All Come From Migrants:"

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* "Donald Trump Asks The Terminally Ill For A Huge Favor:"

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* "Stephen Asks: Does Anyone Know Who The VP Candidates Are?:"

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* ""The O'Reilly Factor" Gets Racist in Chinatown:"

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* It is clear the antibiotic is the wrong one for this pathogen. I still haven't managed to handle the time sensitive bureaucracy I was supposed to do this week. I am too all around ick to handle legalize.

* "The Balrog, The Book, and the Bridge of Khazad-Dûm:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/balrog-book-bridge-khazad-dum/

* ToS Rewatch:

- Naked Time. See? In ToS they have hazmat suits. Why don't they still have that tech for ABC hazards when TNG rolls around? They are not GOOD suits, being not sealed at neck and clearly made of plastic tarp, but they are wearing gloves, Jordi LaForge. At least they are trying. So how did they lose the technology to make something as simple as gloves in the intervening time. So they have an unknown deadly hazard here. I don't care how awkward the equipment manipulation is, leave the damned gloves on and don't scratch your nose. Seriously have they no protocols for dealing with biological/chemical risks in Star Fleet at all? We have all these bodies who died behaving oddly, so lets ignore even the simplest precautions. At least they try to decontaminate, but still. Wait, the MASS of the planet is shifting? Why is no one calling security when things start to escalate? Definitely, one would think the other Starfleet personnel would call security once someone is threatening with a knife. WTF, Starfleet, are the characters passing the stupid ball around? I love Uhuru. Riley's rant about how women crew should dress including "Women should not look made up." Wow, sadly this brand of misogyny is all too real here in the twentieth century. Yeoman Rand is once again being followed around by sexual harassing male crewmen. I am sensing a theme. People on this ship really need to wash their hands more often. Just saying. Seriously, they know it's contagious, why aren't they all wearing gloves? I'd forgotten there was a time warp in this one.

- The Enemy Within. OMG! Dog in costume! Like the previous episode, this is another one that they recycle in TNG. Oh look! Now evil Kirk turns up in Yeoman Rand's Quarters to sexually assault her. For the record, we are now on episode 5 and this is the fifth episode in which Yeoman Rand is harassed and/or assaulted. Why is Kirk questioning Rand directly about his sexual assault of her? WTF, Starfleet! Why is her statement not being taken by a woman crewman and not her abuser? So the heaters they sent don't work, but what about blankets? They are much lower tech and Kirk's clothes seem to have held together fine. Why not send arctic rated cold weather gear and tents along with the blankets? So what if two functional copies appear for every one sent? That seems to me all to the good.


*****

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* "Trump's defense on not paying taxes:"

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* "Trump trade plan panned:"

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* "What you might not know about Gary Johnson:"

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* "Multi-million dollar charity pressures Trump to reveal taxes:"

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* "Ford's flub a lesson for gaffe-prone Trump:"

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* "Trump Cuba revelation could cost him Florida:"

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* "Trump Cuba connection gets close look from Cuban-Americans:"

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* TW: Rape. "Deep South - GAYCATION:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/Deep-South/57e37e78f84e2069dd35d5ab?latest=1

* "Governor Paul LePage's Binder Full of Drug Dealers:"

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* "Unpacking Stop-and-Frisk:"

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* "Putting North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law to the Test:"

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* "Elizabeth Warren Rips Wells Fargo's CEO A New One:"

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* "Hey White People! With Jon Batiste And Friends:"

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* TW: Rape. Cersei vs, Arianne: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/150675296862/do-you-think-theres-a-case-to-be-made-that

* Poldark: 2.1. I wrote before how Francis Poldark was the weakest link in the Poldark remake. It is easy for Francis to be contemptible and one dimensional. He is jealous, an alcoholic, a gambling addict, paternalistically sexist, and often an obstacle to the male protagonist (This last tends to bias an audience against a character). One of the things the original did incredibly well is to also make him likeable. That's why his story HURTS, you see. He is likeable, and well meaning, shares his cousin's strong sense of honor, and is painfully self aware of his own failings. He KNOWS what the right thing is to do, but so often can't manage to do it. He is forever in his cousin's shadow, a man who's legend he can't begin to live up to. It is a hard place to be and it preys on him, made worse by him marrying Ross' fiance while Ross was believed dead, thus setting himself up for comparison that way as well. His self awareness of all the ways he doesn't and never can measure up is his real tragedy, you see, and his prophecy is so often self fulfilling. His constant wondering if Elizabeth is measuring him against his cousin leads to jealous, assholish, and boorish treatment of Elizabeth, thus leading to more doubts and more acting out, etc.. This doesn't lead anywhere good. It makes it worse that Ross keeps reaching out a hand to rescue him (drowning, when he gambled away his mine, the card sharp) and genuinely behaving decently, and Demelza, being who she is risks her life and ends up paying a terrible cost to save both their lives. He knows the right thing is to be grateful, to behave well, and that just makes it worse. There is Ross with his strong marriage at a time when Elizabeth can't bear him to touch her anymore. Francis can see how he's behaving and hates himself for it.

The problem with Season One New Francis was that he got all the negative traits down pat, but couldn't bring the likeable. It meant that he was rather flat and to simplistic as a character. He couldn't live up to original Francis at all. He couldn't make me hurt for him.

This deficit is repaired in the season two premiere. The parting from Elizabeth before the assizes WORKS. The line, "Which one of us doesn't secretly adore him," was every bit as ouch as it needed to be, as was the "Had he never gone away in the first place." Ouch, ouch, ouch. I wish he'd brought this feel to first season, but better late than never, and his tragedy hung over all his scenes in this episode the way it should.

On a lighter note, it was weirdly mind bending to have original Ross Poldark judging new Poldark in the opening scene. I love that he's present and a piece of this remake, but at the same time, it's weird seeing two Ross Poldarks in one scene looking at each other. Trust me, I've scene the same actor in other things, such as playing Queen Elizabeth's last favorite in the brilliant Glenda Jackson Elizabeth R, and I know full well actors play other parts, but I watched the original two series so often that in a Poldark context, I'm always going to read that actor as Poldark on some level, if that makes sense. Watching them together my brain felt the way it does when I look at the vase/kiss illusion and see both pictures at once.

* TNG 4 Rewatch:

- The Drumhead. Picard actually notices that this is an unethical use of Betazoid powers, but his call out is countered by her pointing out his unethical use of Deanna's powers. Clearly someone in the writer's room finally noticed the creepy lack of ethics. The MacCarthyism and xenophobia here might be all to real here if November goes badly. I really like Worf's soul searching at the end.

- Half a Life. The Logan's Run Episode. There's a lot of meat on this one, prime directive, assisted suicide, etc.. It's also nice that for once Lwaxana Troi's sexuality is neither a joke nor centering around her sexually harassing people.

******

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* TW: extreme misogyny, eating disorder. "Trump walks right into Clinton's debate trap:"

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* "NYC mayor responds to Trump's stop & frisk claims:"

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* "Trump brings distinct bizarreness to debate:"

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* "Trump fails crucial nuclear test (again):"

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* "The myth of Gary Johnson:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/150962720730/the-myth-of-gary-johnson

* "Look, I Do Understand. Really:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/150962674620/so-i-think-ill-blur-the-details-here-there

* "Ketchup sandwiches and other things stupid poor people eat:" https://thinkprogress.org/ketchup-sandwiches-and-other-things-stupid-poor-people-eat-41617483b497#.7wm9b16pk

* "Watch This Charlotte Protester’s Epic Response To A Reporter Asking, “Why Are You Here?”:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/tamerragriffin/watch-this-charlotte-protesters-epic-response-to-a-reporter?bftwnews&utm_term=.kvpPEP5Vj#.kqNnGndKa

* "Unarmed Black Man Shot By El Cajon Police Officer In San Diego:" https://blackmattersus.com/16844-unarmed-black-man-shot-by-el-cajon-police-officer-in-san-diego/

* "Black Crime Statistics Overestimated By Maine Governor:" https://blackmattersus.com/16828-black-crime-statistics-overestimated-by-maine-governor/

* TW: Rape, Pedophilia "In secretive marijuana industry, whispers of abuse and trafficking:" http://www.wptv.com/longform/in-secretive-marijuana-industry-whispers-of-abuse-and-trafficking

* "Keith Scott Shooting Case: Police Video Still Disproves Initial Claim:" https://blackmattersus.com/16632-keith-scott-shooting-case-police-video-still-disproves-initial-claim/

* Nudes, NWS. "France - GAYCATION:" https://video.vice.com/fr/video/France/57e0646fe56c8e239c7451bb

* "Kristen Bell Spoofs The Wage Gap In A Hilarious New Video:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/09/123358/kristen-bell-wage-gap-video?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=end&utm_campaign=h2&utm_campaign=watch_end

* "Donald Trump's Post-Debate Spin:"

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* "What the Actual Fact? - The First Clinton-Trump Debate:"

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* "Sparks Fly at the First Trump-Clinton Presidential Debate:"

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* "Glenn Kessler on Fact-Checking the Presidential Debates:"

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* "Scandals: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver :"

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* "Charter Schools: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* Even in my extremely left little West Coast College Town this happened. Monday, I woke up exhausted, did a bunch of phone bureaucracy. Dragged myself out to forage where a large white supremacist was baffled that neither I nor the nice progressive Jewish lady in front of me were in agreement that to vote against Trump and his white power agenda was somehow "suicidal" on our part. Indeed, we asserted the opposite. He followed us ranting his disgusting nonsense all through the produce section. She and I quietly exchanged identity markers and stuck together until a worker turned up to shoo him off. I got lost in the shuffle at the doctor, so what should have been a 15 minute thing stretched to an hour.

* If Victor Hugo wrote Star Wars: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/151046187242/kaasknot-thleeny-kaasknot-someone-please

* "Hearing The Call to Adventure when you’re over 40.:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/150995547152/hearing-the-call-to-adventure-when-youre-over-40

* Fear the Walking Dead: I have come to hate Madison. Her incredible selfishness and refusal to think of anyone else's welfare except Nick's has put everyone else in a shitastic position. Yes, it's nice Travis is back with the group, but it's at the expense of the long term viability of that refuge. The Chris situation was pretty clearly inevitable.

* TNG 4 Rewatch:

- Qpid. Worf has the best line in this one. "I am NOT a Merry Man!"

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* Louisiana is having a major flooding disaster, the worst disaster in this country since Sandy. Want to help? https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/

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