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May. 20th, 2012 03:31 am
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You do not know the levels and limits of things that get you disgusted until you meet them...

But apparently when an acquaintance who identifies as gay at least on a fannish interaction level comes into an online discussion full of dirt thrown at a LGBT activist and starts explaining how 'we don't need such people on our side, it makes our side look bad' and how she herself is good, she isn't that kind of gay, she's a nice quiet person who doesn't advertise herself that way...

... it makes me disgusted to the level of feeling rather sick.

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Jan. 30th, 2012 12:19 am
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I think I am getting older. I mean, aren't you supposed to get the after-drinking headaches the next morning, not the same evening? ... never mind, I have to get it over with, I still have work to do.

Also, I've been thinking about ways to make same-sex marriage an acceptable option in a quasi-medieval world. People keep telling me this can't be done, but I am not so sure. Some part of the... moral code? Society norms? Somehing might be tweaked to reach this result - maybe separate childbirth from marriage? But I am not sure what could give such a result (I've read fantasy with acceptable same-sex marriages but they never showed what difference between our world and the fantasy one led to this).

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Nov. 21st, 2011 04:03 pm
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People who are actually gay and go around and explaining that "We just need to keep our private lives private, and then there won't be any problems, and by the way, same-sex marriage - why on Earth do you need that?" are so very annoying somehow.

Also, went to see Anonymous yesterday. It was as stupid as I expected, and even more so. Oh well, it started with the fire in the Globe, which was started by soldiers in armour trying to arrest Ben Jonson (yes, Ben Jonson hangs around the Globe all the time, and brings them his plays). Yes, they started a fire in a big building in London by purpose.

Everyone in this film was an idiot, including the scriptwriter. Though the cinematography was rather pretty. Anne Cecil was also rather pretty, though her father was constantly failing at being diplomatic, menacing and/or artfully manipulating people. Also, Cecils were puritans.

Also, no Tudor prince theorist ever managed to explain how any bastard child of the queen could have chances for the throne.

I think my favorite character was Walsingham (was it Walsingham? Well, someone to whom Marlowe reported stuff). He was just sitting there and mostly having playwrights reporting to him about what was on stage. Was he the first theater critic ever?

And Mark Rylance acted in tiny bits of the plays like he had no chance to do so in ages and just missed the experience. Which was weird.

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Nov. 17th, 2011 09:08 pm
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And now they are thinking of a Federal-level law for this stupidity of ours. And I'm not even surprised, but I keep being surprised by homophobia on the fandom level (from an anon meme type thingy: "I am annoyed at people rallying against this law. Come on, people, do you really think that propaganda of homosexuality is normal?")

... in possibly cheerier matters, mail finally delivered me some fannish goodies. And I might be drifting towards Yuletide after all.

Oh hell

Nov. 16th, 2011 09:26 pm
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So our city now has a new local law, prohibiting the promotion of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism among thos under age. No, they're not clarifying what they mean by promotion, they just set up fines for that. And some local lawgivers are worried that it's not enough, that everyone knows rainbow is an international LGBT symbol and we have drugstores and kindergartens and whatnot named Rainbow, and a banner with the rainbow and Peter the Great is carried during the Day of the City.

And we're the cultural capital of this country. Dammit.

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