Here's one of my absolute favorite shots, "Momentary", where one had been sailing over the other, before being kicked out of the way mid-air, leaving them with a perfectly hapless expression.
And a bit more recently, this new mother, back in February. It can be a difficult life, out in the wild, not only having to gather nesting for one's newborn (or expected) kits, but also having to evade aggressors..
An early favorite shot, when there was some fortuitously timed snow. (I'd be cursing it a month later, but that's another story) They'd largely stayed inside for a couple days, understandably unimpressed with the turn of the weather, but soon were back to normal. =:)
A couple of my favorite cybernetic TF tales:
Sync, by Kotep:
Excellent first-person perspective of transferring one's consciousness, and accepting one's new self.
Repossessed, by demurePet:
Even more gradual, with a wry sense of humor running through the exchanges between the two parties.
Soft Hardware, by ZatieLunaVulpe:
A fan of an author's writings gets to experience such themselves.
fifth element spoilers?
wait this is so much better girl steve dallas and lelu are both clueless lesbians who instantly fall in love with each other but can't read the signs they're each giving off until the end when it all looks bleak and they're like might as well go out kissing a girl and they both run into each others arms
ukpol, brexit, Benn bill, A50 extension, +
Oh, what's this? A request from Bori Johnson for an Article 50 extension, as required under the Benn bill? Yes; unsigned, and accompanied by a letter explaining why he doesn't want one. =:D
ukpol, Brexit, +
The Guardian can be dreadfully flawed, so often. But here - they did well. ^_^
"The prime minister had attempted to choreograph his “Super Saturday” session of parliament in the tradition of previous crisis-sittings, those that had assembled for debate about war in 1939 and conflict in Suez in 1956 and the Falklands in 1982.
This time, in Johnson’s telling, the battle lines were drawn between parliament and the people. By “people” Johnson meant that section of the population identified by Nigel Farage on the morning after the referendum vote when, in announcing his poundshop “independence day”, he had talked of Brexit as a victory for “real people, a victory for ordinary people, a victory for decent people.”
Among the most dangerous themes of that politics of division has been to tell some parts of the population that they are more grounded here in blood and in soil than others. The hundreds of thousands of very real people determined to march once more in London told a very different, more inclusive, island story. One that cuts across borders of politics and circumstance and region. And if ministers had wanted to see the will of those people in full force, they could have looked out of the windows of the Palace of Westminster."
re: Barcelona Update
Last night whilst walking in the rubble, just looking to see what was left, Policia Nacional ofc in their big vans were making their rounds and shooting rubber bullets, which I had to dodge. Earlier in the night, if I wanted to cross and get out of my neighborhood, I also had to dodge them.
The police answer w elevated violence against anyone that *could* be a protestor.
Food production, starvation mentioned
Reading about food production in Cuba. They went from being colonized and used to grow sugarcane instead of food for wealthy powers to getting most of their food from the USSR when that power tried to bring them into the communist fold. Then the USSR collapsed and the average Cuban lost 20 lbs. from poor nutrition.
The average Cuban decided they had to start growing their own food in a hurry, so gardens sprang up wherever there was room. They grew the starchy tuber cassava, which thrives on the tropics. They taught one another to make banana flour because wheat doesn't grow in Cuba.
I have had something like 80 square feet devoted to making food and I can easily see how this could feed a community — IF everyone participated and cooperated. Cuba did so out of necessity. I would hate for that to be what it took for us to learn to cooperate.
@garbados Apparently the idea of Indigenous people trading pelts for squash or whatever is something Adam Smith just full-on made up
There have been a lot of anthropologists that have studied gift economies (likely the dominant system before colonialism, not barter) and have written things like "they give each other gifts on the assumption that they'll be owed a gift back sometime in the future," and then give absolutely no evidence for that. Whereas the ones who actually ask the people doing it are often told "nah, I gave him that because he's my bro and that's just what we do." The tit-for-tat relationship is just imposed on it to maintain the idea that capitalism is natural (whether intentionally on the anthropologists' part or not)
Toot! dev suggestion
@tootapp Is the photo picker yours or the OS? I noticed the thumbnails lack any indication of being faved, making the selection rather more awkward. (I’d previously been in Photos, picking out a few I felt more worthwhile)
I don’t know, of course, if that’s something under your control. ^_^;
ukpol, Brexit, PV rally
Hoo. Headed back now, after reaching the end of the route and watching several of the speakers, including David Lammy, Caroline Lucas, Jo Swinson, and more. Such a good day, both with the turnout, and the adoption of Letwin, which will cause the Benn bill’s provision to swing into force at 11pm, requiring Johnson to file for an A50 extension. He, meanwhile, insists he will both not do so and obey the law. *cough*
If he fails to do so, he’d receive a swift swatting down in the courts on Monday. Others can write the letter for him, including the Scottish courts, and the Speaker.
It’s not over yet - but it’s also not over. =:)
bigots, chicken, UK, ++
"On Friday, October 18, a spokesman for The Oracle confirmed Chick-fil-A's lease will not be extended after the pilot period.
He said: "At the Oracle, we offer an inclusive space where everyone is welcome.
"We always look to introduce new concepts for our customers, however, we have decided on this occasion that the right thing to do is to only allow Chick-Fil-A to trade with us for the initial six month pilot period, and not to extend the lease any further.”"
How tragic. ^_^
code bunny (video & embedded)
probably near London or SF
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