Jan. 24th, 2017

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For the love of God. All over fecking social media. I have had some pleasant news and was waiting for more information, the result being I got to see this rubbish pop up all over my FB feed/twitter/any and every damn place imaginabl.

So some idiot punches a Nazi and lots of people I genuinely get on with decide that this is fine, because the rights and wrongs of a violence depend,not on the act itself,nor on the law, nor on the right to free speech, but on who you are hitting. Laws don't count for a Nazi, they scream, laws don't count for any [insert ultimate evil] Talk about circular reasoning, we hate nazis,why? Because they terrify and dehumanise, hate, torture, and kill. Do we terrify and dehumanise, hate, torture and kill? Yes, but only if it's nazis... And do we care or even notice, if we become the thing we hate? Is our beautiful label the only virtue we need? What the hell is happening? Fortunately I believe - I hope - that it's all just anger creating a few bravemouths. Very few of these people have seen any kind of real conflict.

FFS. Thank God for Rogue One. A night at the Greenwich peninsula, we generally buy gallery tickets, cos we are way past sitting among idiots playing with their phones, chatting loudly to each other and letting their kids scream the screen away. A prohibitive price is no guarantee, but its a hope,especially once the first couple of weeks are done. There were about 5 people there, chowing down on nachos,popcorn,chocolate and beer. Monday night at 9.30 pm, perfect.

In love with the K2SO! Not so sure about CGI Tarkin and Leia. They both have the same flaws...their eyes are heeeyoooj. I am not sure it's respectful to use Cushing's image in this way,but it was well done nonetheless.If it's OK to draw a portrait of him,why would this be different? I don't know why I feel ambivalent. His too big eyes have a pronounced malign expression, a kind of dire sparkle. Leia looked great, but couldn't compare to the real deal of course. Still, a fine night.

https://www.facebook.com/KarenHallion/photos/a.10150158825947363.345388.133570227362/10154853712987363/?type=3&theater
smokingboot: (yvoyages)
For the love of God. All over fecking social media. I have had some pleasant news and was waiting for more information, the result being I got to see this rubbish pop up all over my FB feed/twitter/any and every damn place imaginable.

Some idiot punches a Nazi and lots of people I genuinely get on with decide that this is fine, because the rights and wrongs of a violence depend,not on the act itself,nor on the law, nor on the right to free speech, but on who you are hitting. Laws don't count for a Nazi, they scream, laws don't count for any [insert ultimate evil] Talk about circular reasoning, we hate nazis,why? Because they terrify and dehumanise, hate, torture, and kill. Do we terrify and dehumanise, hate, torture and kill? Yes, but only if it's nazis... And do we care or even notice, if we become the thing we hate? Is our beautiful label the only virtue we need? What the hell is happening? Fortunately I believe - I hope - that it's all just anger creating a few bravemouths. Very few of these people have seen any kind of real conflict.

FFS. Thank God for Rogue One. A night at the Greenwich peninsula, we generally buy gallery tickets, cos we are way past sitting among idiots playing with their phones, chatting loudly to each other and letting their kids scream the screen away. A prohibitive price is no guarantee, but its a hope,especially once the first couple of weeks are done. There were about 5 people there, chowing down on nachos,popcorn,chocolate and beer. Monday night at 9.30 pm, perfect.

In love with the K2SO! Not so sure about CGI Tarkin and Leia. They both have the same flaws...their eyes are heeeyoooj. I am not sure it's respectful to use Cushing's image in this way,but it was well done nonetheless.If it's OK to draw a portrait of him,why would this be different? I don't know why I feel ambiguous about it. His too big eyes have a pronounced malign expression, a kind of dire sparkle. Leia looked great, but couldn't compare to the real deal of course. Still, a fine night.

https://www.facebook.com/KarenHallion/photos/a.10150158825947363.345388.133570227362/10154853712987363/?type=3&theater
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The High Court judges have dismissed Theresa May's appeal. Only an Act of Parliament can authorise the UK's departure from the EU under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

But she tried,didn't she,our little oberleutnant? She gave it the best she could.This was an attempt to create a precedent for over-riding the MPs and the people who voted for them.For one brief moment there, it looked as though she might just wander into parliament in a codpiece and ginger beard, and demand we dredge up the Mary Rose.

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