June 6th, 2014


Happy Birthday LJFriend knitting_hobbit!

Happy Birthday LJFriend knitting_hobbit!

I use the LJ notification emails to remind me to make these posts and so I apologise if I miss anyone's birthday - I likely did not get that email for whatever LJReason or you may not have your birthday on your LJ userinfo page. Also, if there are multiple LJ names on this post, two or more of them might belong to the same RL person.

From my window

I can hear, from my window, rooks/crows yelling their raucous anger about something, herring gulls mumbling their disapproval about something and a blackbird screaming out his alarm call. I cannot hear a magpie and so I guess, from my chair from where I can only see the distant treetops unless I stand up and climb on the desk, that the offending party/parties are feline or human.

"Eliot Rodgers Didn't Suprise Me. I Wish the Reaction of Many 'Good Men' to Eliot Rodgers Did"

MRA & PUA communities are rife with exceptionally violent rhetoric against women. We're not supposed to talk about the men who engage in this violent rhetoric & actions because doing that is less important than acknowledging that not all men are like that.

Some houses are on fire. But most houses are not on fire. Clearly, we have no need for a fire department. Any conversation about gathering up hoses, fire trucks, etc. is damaging to the houses that aren't on fire, so we shouldn't do it.

There's a thing floating around now with Here's a bowl of M&M's, 10% are poisoned, go ahead and eat some. It leaves out the bit that when you eat the poisoned M&M you will then subsequently be beaten up by the health care system, legal system & society for eating M&M's in the first space. Girl, you knew they were poisoned!

Studio Time - Eliot Rodgers Didn't Suprise Me. I Wish the Reaction of Many 'Good Men' to Eliot Rodgers Did

Once again, cbpotts says it all.


I am going to be trimming my LJFriends list over the next few days. If I trim you it is nothing personal, merely that I scroll past your entries a lot of the time (apparently there are 200+ of you on my LJFList plus 60+ communities, many of whom will also get trimmed). Feel free to ask if you feel that you should not have been trimmed. I reserve the right, however, to vary my decision not a bit.