Twilight: Hot! Google! Action!
This is the foundation on which we will rest the existence of the Cullens and yet it seems sort of fitting that the world-building in a book about lying liars who lie be based on a blatant misquote of Rousseau.
The first post is here, as a brief introduction; I then go on to discuss the software I am using to help me, and discuss the outline of the app I want to write.
Two deconstruction posts this week: The Suspense Builds and The saga Of Mary, both of which follow Hank and Mary's attempts to fend off various demons in the course of their daily lives.
Two personal posts as well: Stuff That Bugs Me: Music is like a mini-deconstruction of several songs on the radio recently. Hubris, on the other hand, is a look into the dark places in my mind where nothing is certain and I feel small and afraid all the time.
Twilight: Lying Liars Who Lie
In which Bella Swan is far, far more guilty of betrayal than anything Edmund Pevensie ever did.
In case you missed this
(Trigger Warning: anti-QUILTBAG rhetoric, apology/justification for the marginalization of people who are QUILTBAGS)
EXCERPT: In a joint interview with Tony Blair, who was left looking visibly uncomfortable by her remarks, Sirleaf told the Guardian: "We've got certain traditional values in our society that we would like to preserve."
This talk gives many answers to the question of why an innocent person would refuse to talk without a lawyer present.
Things you can do
NHS: BAD NEWS
It's bad news. After more than a year of controversy and debate, the government has got its NHS plans through Parliament.
They didn't totally get their own way. But while there are glimmers of hope most medical experts still warn that these changes will do horrible damage to our health service.
Now, in this moment of disappointment, we need to decide what we do next. Shall we carry on our work to protect the NHS? Or is it time to move on and focus on other issues?
Please take one moment to vote YES or NO – are you up for continuing to campaign to protect the NHS?
From Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton via Change.org:
On February 26, our son Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member's home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years-old.
Trayvon's killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest. Zimmerman, the community's self appointed "neighborhood watch leader," called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. But Zimmerman still hasn't been charged for murdering our son.
. . .
It's been nearly two weeks and the Sanford Police have refused to arrest George Zimmerman. In their public statements, they even go so far as to stand up for the killer - saying he's "a college grad" who took a class in criminal justice.
Please join us in calling on Norman Wolfinger, Florida's 18th District State's Attorney, to investigate my son's murder and prosecute George Zimmerman for the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin.
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