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!!!!! [Sep. 10th, 2007|02:23 am]
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plagiarising myself, but how awesome is it that Rose leaves because she literally loses her grip on reality?

Oh if that was deliberate it'd be so clever.
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(no subject) [Sep. 5th, 2007|07:42 am]
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I really fucking hate people who say the poor are poor by choice. It's only ever said by middle-class people who have no idea what poverty really is. They don't get the spiral of low self-esteem, poor opportunities, no optimism for the future. They think in terms of the minimum wage as something you suffer before getting some evil job in a bank, rather than what you expect to be living with for the rest of your life. Your short life, because being born in poverty means you have a lower life-expectancy. Why are poor people more likely to be addicted to alcohol, nicotine, and drugs? Because they're fucking miserable and have nothing to look forward to.

I should possibly clarify my belief that people who claim to be apolitical are right-wing by default. It's because it's hard to be apolitical if you give a shit, and if you don't give a shit you're probably voting for whoever opposes progressive income taxation, welfare opportunities, and so on. It's hard to be truly apolitical if you have a social conscience, and a working proper social conscience will tend to put you towards the left of the spectrum. It's like that, and that's the way it is.
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GIP [Sep. 4th, 2007|08:01 am]
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[Current Mood |amusedamused]

Oh, calapine, thou art bound for the special hell...
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(no subject) [Sep. 4th, 2007|12:19 am]
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Some of us had to wait SEVEN YEARS only for our Doctor to get HORRIBLY KILLED BY AN AMERICAN.

Teh Beeb are so Tennant's bitchez.
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(no subject) [Sep. 1st, 2007|06:32 pm]
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All these years I thought American "Labor Day" was the same one as everyone else's.

I live & learn.
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Okay that was quite scary [Sep. 1st, 2007|06:17 am]
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My keyboard suddenly died and I tried the Random Spare Keyboard and it wouldn't work either. So it's now plugged into one of the USB whatsits and maybe the proper keyboard slot just died like the CD drive that doesn't work. En route to a solution the mouse stopped working as well so basically it was all very technically and frightening. I hate technology.
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(no subject) [Aug. 29th, 2007|03:37 am]
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2. How to Unlearn Racism

3. Wank in mah LJ is not really wank but does seem to be a boyfan coming into LJgirlfandom and really not getting how it's not the same as people complaining about the windows on the TARDIS being the wrong size as though you can't fanwank that easily as faulty chameleon circuit HELLO PEOPLE. For no, we do the analysis thing and it is not always or indeed often about mere concrete facts. Casual amateur critical readings are such a basic thing of fandom that we just do it without thinking. Which is probably why fandom so often ends up coming up with interpretations that would stun the creator(s) -- we spend more time breaking it apart than they spent building it in the first place.
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(no subject) [Aug. 28th, 2007|08:11 am]
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(no subject) [Aug. 26th, 2007|02:53 pm]
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I think when people say "It's just fantasy" about something, they miss the ways in which fantasy and reality interact. Like with fiction, because fiction does have a role in shaping beliefs and societies. It doesn't always just reflect. I think someone can healthily enjoy porn without too many negative effects as long as they're aware that there could be negative effects. Wank all you want, but afterwards take a moment to ponder what draws you to certain ideas, how it agrees or disagrees with your wider beliefs, what social expectations you're playing into.

In fandom I still worry about boyslash a bit, and think a lot of bad could be avoided if we take a few moments every now and then to go "Am I objectifying male homosexuality and/or men in general?" and not just start self-defence on it. Sometimes we do like things that are harmful, which isn't controversial about diet or indeed pretty much anything other than thought. It's not self-censorship so much as self-awareness. Too many people talk about freedom of speech without realising that protest and dissent are the reason we have freedom of speech in the first place. We are totally allowed to question other people and argue if we feel the need.

In religion it presents as not understanding that your (the generic you) freedom of religion translates into my freedom from religion. We are allowed to convert each other by argument and discussion, the only thing that isn't allowed is the state telling us what we can and can't believe. Freedom of speech isn't so much about people individually as about the apparatus of government and powers that we don't want it to have.

Part of my Protest Atheism (when I'm feeling deist) is that I don't believe a hypothetical higher being has any right to demand worship with threats of torture. That's not free will, that's punishment without due cause. If I am truly free I should fear no punishment if I choose not to believe. It's all too much like imperialism and forcing peoples into subjugation because the empire thinks itself a higher form.

But what I started on was the idea that "It's just a story" isn't really a defence if you think that fiction and reality influence each other. Fiction does not exist in a vaccuum where it changes no minds and argues no causes. And you can argue a cause without realising it, especially when you're reinforcing something your culture believes in.
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(no subject) [Aug. 24th, 2007|01:58 am]
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Donna looks a lot like the Virgin Mary in some pictures.
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