BronxWench

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    BronxWench reacted to DemonGoddess for a status update, So, my boy goes back to the vet yet again for a glucose curve on Monday. Hopefully, t   
    So, my boy goes back to the vet yet again for a glucose curve on Monday.  Hopefully, the dosage worked out on Friday is the one that’ll work.  It has certainly made a marked difference in his overall behavior!  He’s doing things he hasn’t felt like doing for the last month!
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    BronxWench reacted to GeorgeGlass for a status update, My The Loud House fanfic “ Whoops ” surpassed 30,000 hits yesterday, which is more th   
    My The Loud House fanfic “Whoops” surpassed 30,000 hits yesterday, which is more than double the number for any other fanfic I’ve ever written (and a lot of those have been posted for years). Not sure why this one is so popular, but I ain’t complainin’.
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    BronxWench reacted to DemonGoddess for a status update, Upgraded forum and mod gallery today, caught up on new reg sheet, and am catching up   
    Upgraded forum and mod gallery today, caught up on new reg sheet, and am catching up on minors and such
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    BronxWench reacted to pippychick for a status update, Oh, sod it.. I am back! Kind of… as work permits. No, I haven’t written anything, but   
    Oh, sod it.. I am back! Kind of… as work permits.
    No, I haven’t written anything, but I miss being able to post status updates, which technically should count.
    Warning: personal politics
    So… this week. The only thing sadder than Trump still being President of the USA, is Tony Blair, war criminal, telling a group of people with cameras pointed at him that if only the British people rise up against Brexit, the government will have to listen to them.
    That’s a little optimistic of him. Why, I seem to remember… it must be nearly fifteen years back, when a million people “rose up” to say: “Please don’t kill innocent Iraqi children, Mr. Blair!” And at the exact same time as we gathered in Hyde Park, Tony Blair was explaining to parliament why he would be completely ignoring us.
    He also talked a bit about ‘direction of travel’ with regard to Brexit. Direction of travel, aided in part by him, is why we are in this mess. In some ways, direction of travel, aided in part by democratic presidencies, is why we are all in this mess. Direction of travel can be directly illustrated by the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor, that these generations (from mine onwards) are less well off than their parents, the rise in street homelessness, the breakdown in social care, charging for doctors’ appointments, the americans who had their homes repossessed and could not possibly be bailed out for a few thousand (or even a few hundred), while the bankers who caused the misery got billions… and billions. I could go on… and on.
    Back to Blair, it’s almost as if he paid someone to find as many ironies as possible for him to add into his speech, though we shouldn’t expect anything less from a man who was somehow – inexplicably – made middle east peace envoy despite causing unimaginable terror and suffering there. This is on par with making Trump a leader on women’s issues, or electing him a spokesperson for an alliance against police violence towards minorities.
    Yes, I do believe Trump and Brexit are part of the same phenomenon. I’ve got to. I’m no fan of Brexit, I voted remain, but as I listen to Blair and I watch the insincere wringing of his hands, I almost hope it happens. Just to spite him. Just because it will force people to either wake up or drift further into the nightmare we’re all heading towards. I’m in the bottom third (and probably in the bottom third of that). I’ve got nothing to lose except everything, and if things stay the way they are – if the direction of travel continues – I’ll lose everything anyway.    Right there. That’s exactly the sentiment that got Trump elected. It’s the sentiment that will see us leave the EU. I hope it’s not the sentiment that puts us (as I predicted a few months ago) on the wrong side of the next war in Europe.
    People of Britain and the US, please, do wake up. You can be anti-establishment without being anti-humanity. It’s not hard at all. It’s as easy as putting yourself in someone else’s place and deciding you’ll stand with them. We’ve evolved for this.
    Quite apart from all that, I don’t think the establishment mind Trump or Brexit at all, for all that people wish it. It kind of leads me to think they’re happy to use those things, as if the people have chosen their own diversion in a brand new game of misdirection, which leads to just one question…
    What the hell are they trying to make off with this time?
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    BronxWench reacted to Tcr for a status update, So… Warning rant ahead… Perhaps I am quite close to the written material I have up. P   
    So…  Warning rant ahead…
    Perhaps I am quite close to the written material I have up.  Perhaps I’m just stubborn…  Pigheaded…  Wouldn’t be the worst thing I’ve been called…  And I’m willing to take some fair concrit when it comes to the stories, even the ones I am most proud of…  The latest review that I received for Blood and Honour was neither concrit nor supportive, in my belief.
    I read the entire chapter before I review, before I form an opinion.  Being told, off the bat, that you did not read the entire chapter, thus forming your opinion from half...a quarter, I feel renders anything said not necessarily invalid, but also pointless in ‘constructive’ criticism – and I use ‘constructive loosely here (especially when a comment made is that ‘it would be more ‘readable”).  I’m not sure how four people can be confusing, nor can I understand how, and I will be exact here, one can be confused with four given names, three nicknames associated with those given names (Ie. Max – Maximilian, Fritz – Friedrich, Matti – Matilde), and two surnames.  As for feelings and emotional responses; I’m sorry that it doesn’t beat you over the bloody head with each and every sentence referring to how ‘utterly awesome’ the other one is while otherwise leaving a vacant slot where the MC is.  This one is not supposed to start happy, is not supposed to be cheerful and happy, this is supposed to be a dark start, a bleak future cast. 
    Perhaps because of my closeness and pride for Blood and Honour, maybe it’s not as bad as I think, but to me, this review was not constructive, this felt like full on criticism and, at some points, quite mean spirited.
    End of rant.
    Sorry…  Just need to bitch and complain, but didn’t want to clutter the forums with things.
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    BronxWench reacted to pippychick for a status update, I am mostly not here. But while I am here, if you’re not already aware of them, I wou   
    I am mostly not here.
    But while I am here, if you’re not already aware of them, I would like to introduce you to the ‘I See You’ stories by comedian Sam Gore.
    The Meryl Streep one is particularly good…
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    BronxWench reacted to Desiderius Price for a status update, Lemme see if this works….   
    Lemme see if this works….

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    BronxWench reacted to pippychick for a status update, As the UK government ends a scheme requiring us to take in vulnerable unaccompanied S   
    As the UK government ends a scheme requiring us to take in vulnerable unaccompanied Syrian children trapped in Europe, this quote now seems apt on both sides of the atlantic…
    “The way a government treats refugees is very instructive because it shows you how they would treat the rest of us if they thought they could get away with it.”
    Tony Benn
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    BronxWench got a reaction from pippychick for a status update, I do not like winter storms, at all. I most certainly didn’t ask for 8 to 12 inches o   
    I do not like winter storms, at all. I most certainly didn’t ask for 8 to 12 inches of snow, with strong winds and gusts up to forty miles an hour. 
    For our metric users, which is most of the world, this is 20 to 30 cm of snow, and wind gusts of 64 kph.
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    BronxWench reacted to Desiderius Price for a status update, I’ll take alternative facts so long as I can have alternative politicians too.   
    I’ll take alternative facts so long as I can have alternative politicians too.
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    BronxWench got a reaction from pippychick for a status update, I do not like winter storms, at all. I most certainly didn’t ask for 8 to 12 inches o   
    I do not like winter storms, at all. I most certainly didn’t ask for 8 to 12 inches of snow, with strong winds and gusts up to forty miles an hour. 
    For our metric users, which is most of the world, this is 20 to 30 cm of snow, and wind gusts of 64 kph.
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    BronxWench got a reaction from pippychick for a status update, I do not like winter storms, at all. I most certainly didn’t ask for 8 to 12 inches o   
    I do not like winter storms, at all. I most certainly didn’t ask for 8 to 12 inches of snow, with strong winds and gusts up to forty miles an hour. 
    For our metric users, which is most of the world, this is 20 to 30 cm of snow, and wind gusts of 64 kph.
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    BronxWench reacted to Desiderius Price for a status update, Nice comment in an article I read today. “The Internet is filling up with porn and un   
    Nice comment in an article I read today. 
    “The Internet is filling up with porn and unless we can get help downloading it, pretty soon there won't be room for anything else.”
    I’m willing to help
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    BronxWench reacted to pippychick for a status update, It is likely that a chapter of ‘Ai o Juten’ will be posted at some point today.   
    It is likely that a chapter of ‘Ai o Juten’ will be posted at some point today.
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    BronxWench reacted to pippychick for a status update, WARNING: Politics and bad language… but I was provoked (on the bad language). I make   
    WARNING: Politics and bad language… but I was provoked (on the bad language). I make no excuse for my politics.
    Hahaha...
    The Speaker of the House of Commons in the UK (John Bercow), has said this about the possibility of Trump talking to MPs:
    “We value our relationship with the United States. If a state visit takes place, that is way beyond and above the pay grade of The Speaker. However, as far as this place is concerned, I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and to sexism, and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations in the House of Commons.”
    So basically he’s said: hey, let’s not.
    Unlike the BBC, I don’t think I need to include the idiot comments (who shall remain unnamed), being as he is a complete and utter **** who used £4000 of public money to keep his fucking stables warm… FFS. But he’s not happy… bizzare! He’s like one of those minority members of UKIP, who you just think… what the hell are you doing there? Get out you imbecile! But then for some people greed trumps everything (so to speak) – even victimisation of your own ethnicity, since he was born in Iraq and so has been unable to enter the US for the best part of a week. What a moron!
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    BronxWench reacted to GeorgeGlass for a status update, Latest sign that I’m too often using my phone to write porn: The first suggestion aft   
    Latest sign that I’m too often using my phone to write porn: The first suggestion after I type “big” is “melons.”
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    BronxWench reacted to Desiderius Price for a status update, Love this quote, lemme paraphrase. “In the latest cabinet appointment, Dr. Hannibal L   
    Love this quote, lemme paraphrase.  “In the latest cabinet appointment, Dr. Hannibal Lecter will be Director of Health and Human Services.”
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    BronxWench reacted to DemonGoddess for a status update, So, my work schedule appears to finally normalizing. We’ll see how long that lasts. A   
    So, my work schedule appears to finally normalizing.  We’ll see how long that lasts.
    Agenda for today:
    Upgrade the forum
    catch up on self admitted minors
    hunt other minors
    continue the finalization of character set conversion in buffy, where I’m working
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    BronxWench reacted to Melrick for a status update, I’m back… again. But it’ll take a bit of time to work out if everything truly is runn   
    I’m back… again.  But it’ll take a bit of time to work out if everything truly is running normally again.
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    BronxWench reacted to DemonGoddess for a status update, Upgrading the forum, will be doing this over the next half hour or so.   
    Upgrading the forum, will be doing this over the next half hour or so.
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    BronxWench reacted to pippychick for a status update, WARNING: Personal politics ahead... So the petition against Trump making a state visi   
    WARNING: Personal politics ahead...
    So the petition against Trump making a state visit now has over 1.5m signatures. For context, the UK has a population of about 52m people who are over the age of fourteen.
    This evening, I was off out protesting in Sheffield. For such short notice there were a lot of people, so many we closed the main road in front of the town all. At one point I was out on the edges, when a woman asked me what it was about, since she had just finished work. I told her; so she joined in.
    Of all the slogans I heard chanted tonight, “Trump – better out than in!” is probably my favourite. Followed closely by the “Theresa the appeaser!” mentions from the speakers.
    Also memorable is the moment when a girl stood up in front of the microphone and declared: “I am a muslim woman! And an activist!” to rapturous applause.
    I’ve got to admit, I have (especially in my younger years) participated in many anti-racist and anti-fascist protests, marches and rallies, but this is the first where I felt protest and civic duty really merged together into one.
     
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    BronxWench reacted to pippychick for a status update, Is anyone else, like me, looking at the news in sheer unbelieving horror? Or has ever   
    Is anyone else, like me, looking at the news in sheer unbelieving horror?
    Or has everyone taken the route of sanity and turned it off?
    Refugees denied, families seperated, US residents denied entry… suddenly that TV section from the newspaper about the inauguration doesn’t seem as funny.
    And I swear everyone around him.. you can see in their eyes that they know he’s completely and utterly insane. They just haven’t got a clue what to do about it.
    This is some really, really bad shit… and terrifying. 
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    BronxWench reacted to pippychick for a status update, Goodbye and RIP John Hurt Who said of Downton Abbey: “I just think it is poxy! I mean   
    Goodbye and RIP John Hurt
    Who said of Downton Abbey: “I just think it is poxy! I mean, I'm sorry, but it is rotten writing and rotten acting.“
    And also this: “I remember talking to Olivier when we were doing Lear. He said: 'When it comes to your obituary they will only mention two or three performances, and they will be the ones that defined you early on.' I said: 'What will they write about you?' Richard III and Wuthering Heights_', he replied. And he was right.”
    So today you’ll hear a lot about his death scene in Alien, and his role as The Elephant Man, but let’s also remember we’ve lost a man who played The Doctor, who voiced the dragon in Merlin, Winston from the film 1984, Mr Olivander from the Harry Potter films, and the narrator of Dogville (which imho is one of most horrific studies into human nature ever conceived).
     
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    BronxWench got a reaction from CloverReef for a status update, So. My almost 81 year old mother is wobbly and not feeling top form because she has a   
    So. 
    My almost 81 year old mother is wobbly and not feeling top form because she has a sinus infection, but doesn’t want to take the nice antibiotics which will clear up said infection.
    My YoungerSpawn is acting out at school and being generally a difficult young male creature, complicated by autism. We may, for the first time, require behavioral therapy.
    My corgi was back in hospital with cluster seizures, and now has a second medication which makes her sleepy. We’re hoping she’ll adjust to the new med and come back to her sunny self, but the current flattening of her lively nature is heartbreaking.
    I need it to be April 15, so I can open the lake house and go hide there for a solid week. Alone. With wine and coffee.
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    BronxWench got a reaction from CloverReef for a status update, So. My almost 81 year old mother is wobbly and not feeling top form because she has a   
    So. 
    My almost 81 year old mother is wobbly and not feeling top form because she has a sinus infection, but doesn’t want to take the nice antibiotics which will clear up said infection.
    My YoungerSpawn is acting out at school and being generally a difficult young male creature, complicated by autism. We may, for the first time, require behavioral therapy.
    My corgi was back in hospital with cluster seizures, and now has a second medication which makes her sleepy. We’re hoping she’ll adjust to the new med and come back to her sunny self, but the current flattening of her lively nature is heartbreaking.
    I need it to be April 15, so I can open the lake house and go hide there for a solid week. Alone. With wine and coffee.