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I have a lot I need to get off my chest about this as someone whose ancestors were on the wrong side of the Civil War and who grew up in post-Jim-Crow Texas with the whitewashing of that history. But this is a little comment that I posted to someone who was talking about it and it's a good start at explaining why statues have to go.

To protect your flist. )

Fig

Aug. 17th, 2017 05:48 pm
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Can maintain disdainful detachment even as another, unfamiliar, cat thoughtfully grooms Fig's hind paw.

Weekly media report

Aug. 16th, 2017 12:44 pm
immlass: (banzai - no matter where you go)
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Another week where I was out of town on the weekend and didn't do a lot of mass consumption.

Books:
- - Rivers of London: Detective Stories Issue 3. This entire series (books and comics) is a small delight and continues to be.

Movies/TV:
- Atomic Blonde. Round two for this one because a friend wanted to see it. I need to talk about it because it has things going on that became more evident on second viewing.

Music:
- Sam Heywood, Stanford: Preludes. Early 20th-century piano miniatures heavily influenced by Bach.
- Offa Rex, Offa Rex. The Decemberists partner with a British folk singer to make a record of serious English folk music. Overall I like it better than anything they've done since their long break.

Current events

Aug. 15th, 2017 10:30 pm
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We used to agree that Nazis were the bad guys.

Woe is me

Aug. 15th, 2017 05:14 pm
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Just noticed the book I was going to read tonight won't be out until November, so I shouldn't review it any time soon.

101 in 1001 update

Aug. 15th, 2017 03:53 pm
immlass: (break the monotony)
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One item down: we visited the Trammell Crow museum in Dallas.

Under the cut. )

Still moving along on all the other items, not at a fast enough pace. Launched my IJ game and it's going along, though I'm reminded what a grind game start can be. Need more PT and walking but that's par for the course.

A note for next year

Aug. 13th, 2017 10:16 pm
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As near as I can tell from these rules James Nicoll Reviews does not qualify as a fanzine (it provides too much of my income). It might be a semi-prozine (bad for me, because my numbers would not get me onto the long list) or Related (where I also don't think I would made it onto the long list).
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There was talk of having a bonfire in October. Was trying to come up with theme/justification because I am incapable of spontaneity. Thought it might be nice to tie it in somehow to the Year of Waterloo Region SF. Wondered "what SF book features bonfires as a central image?"

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