Tuesday, August 30, 2005

posted by Een at 5:22 pm  

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


“If you read the title of a recent article on the BBC’s website
“Pratchett takes swipe at Rowling” you would think that Terry had
done a “Prescott” on the Harry Potter author.  However, with a
little research it would appear that nothing could be further from
the truth.

Whilst the BBC decided that Terry’s recent letter to the Sunday
Times was an attack on J K Rowling it would appear that it was in
fact an attack on sloppy journalism.  But as Terry later put in a
post on a Harry Potter forum – “out there now, I believe, are
various morphs of the BBC piece, with extra venom. You don’t have to
think about it, just react. ‘Pratchett Attacks Journalist’ just
would not be as much fun. Every story needs a villain, right?”

What made Terry write to The Times was the current view of
ill-informed journalists who are of the opinion that fantasy was on
its last legs and that J K Rowling has single-handedly rejuvenated
the fantasy genre.  In his letter Terry stated: “WHY IS it felt that
the continued elevation of J K Rowling can only be achieved at the
expense of other writers (Mistress of Magic, News Review, last
week)?  Now we learn that prior to Harry Potter the world of fantasy
was plagued with ‘knights and ladies morris-dancing to

The closest Terry came to attacking J K Rowling in any way was his
response to her claim that she didn’t realise she was writing a
fantasy novel [The Philosophers Stone] until it was finished.
Terry’s response, in typical tongue in cheek form, read:  “I would
have thought that the wizards, witches, trolls, unicorns, hidden
worlds, jumping chocolate frogs, owl mail, magic food, ghosts,
broomsticks and spells would have given her a clue?”

Hopefully now that Terry has explained his views publicly and some
of the more excitable Harry Potter fans have calmed down a bit we
can all move on.  And maybe some of the ill-informed journalists
will take a little time to do some research.  They may even enjoy
some of it.”

-From discworld monthly

From BBC:


“Meanwhile, Rowling celebrated her 40th birthday on Sunday, the day she has also made her young creation’s birthday. ”

I think she’s a bit of an egotist.

posted by Een at 3:27 pm  

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

This asshole wants us to think he doesn’t like porn.

He wants us to think it so badly that he’s trying to, once again, whip up the fury against it.

Don’t we have more important priorities? I think so. But apparently,

When FBI supervisors in Miami met with new interim U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta last month, they wondered what the top enforcement priority for Acosta and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales would be.

Would it be terrorism? Organized crime? Narcotics trafficking? Immigration? Or maybe public corruption?

The agents were stunned to learn that a top prosecutorial priority of Acosta and the Department of Justice was none of the above. Instead, Acosta told them, it’s obscenity. Not pornography involving children, but pornographic material featuring consenting adults.

U.S. Attorney’s Porn Fight Gets Bad Reviews

Seriously. People are fucking dying out there.

posted by Een at 3:20 pm  

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

I found this peice of paper and typed it up verbatem (except for the age, that wasn’t on there)

Ridiculous Rhymes
By Ian Adams
(age 7 or something)

I knew a ghost named Mr. Toast who lived on the
        coast in a wreck.
He liked to knit, but he had a fit when he knit a knot.
        What the heck!

A calf found a half of a plum on his thumb.
And kneeled on his knee, and said, “I’m a crumb!”.

The lamb wrote a note with some chalk to a flock
Of geese, and he cried, “Wren won’t knock, knock,

I have a knee. Oh I count three!
How could that be? Do come see.

When I knead some bread, I use my fist.
Then I twist my wrist. Then I hit my head.

Mr. Finn went to climb a cliff and got stiff.
Hurt his limb and got slim,
Waiting for help from Ms. Kim.

I used a knife to cut my meat.
If I’d known I’d drop it on my feet…
I would have not had meat to eat!

I’ve written these rhymes for you to read.
Don’t know why I did it. There was no need!

Some of these could be considered so dirty, if I wasn’t a little kid. o.o

posted by Een at 8:05 am  

Monday, August 29, 2005

I’m not pleased with any of the shots of me, so you get a shot of Don instead.

posted by Een at 5:03 pm  

Monday, August 29, 2005

I’m in the middle of a shoot of myself, for my new school ID picture. Here’s one from the dancefloor (Not me.)

posted by Een at 1:52 pm  

Monday, August 29, 2005

My dad told someone to STFU on the job site today. Like, literally, “STFU”

posted by Een at 10:38 am  

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Here’s a shot I took of part of a little Pavilion at a park. I’ll be posting a bunch of pictures from this day as I work on moving down to Georgia. I hope you enjoy the shots from the wedding, I’ll try to pick some interesting ones.

posted by Een at 1:45 pm  

Saturday, August 27, 2005

For those of you who like to spend your time looking at the ground, I’d like to direct your attention to the beautiful skies that we’ve been having in Western, MA at least, lately.

posted by Een at 12:01 pm  

Friday, August 26, 2005

“Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to use
the; Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks.”

posted by Een at 4:01 pm  

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