Pray for victims of the #SriLankaAttacks. This photo shows a statue of Christ, spattered with blood, and the Paschal candle used at the Easter Vigil. The five red grains of incense represent the five wounds Jesus received on Good Friday. His Body, the People of God, still suffers pic.twitter.com/rcDUkIk1JS— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) April 22, 2019
And a thread:
1. I’m so shook about what is happening in Sri Lanka, I’m not sure what to do. I’ve just been sitting here staring at Twitter like a helpless goof.— Amarnath Amarasingam (@AmarAmarasingam) April 21, 2019
I thought I would provide just a snapshot of the country for people unfamiliar:
Summer of Giles 2019 is happening. This year we will be running for July only although if there is sufficient demand for days we may extend this period. Sign-ups will open on May 10th with the usual rules of three days maximum per person and each day being open to two people. There will be the regular free for all day at the end so hopefully that captures all demand.
- cbd35b8: Issue #2378: properly anchor header navlinks in Tectonic
- Tweak CSS in Tectonic layout to prevent wandering navlinks.
- 096eefc: Issue #2376: more "Other Sites" upkeep: remove Delicious
- Remove Delicious from 'Other Services' on profile. (RIP)
- 95c112e: Issue #2356: remove Yahoo Messenger from user profiles
- Remove Yahoo Messenger from 'Other Services' on profile. (RIP)
- 6f8e3b2: Issue #2391: Don't stripped meta tag when 'use layout stylesheet' is unchecked
- Don't remove the mobile viewport when unchecking 'use layout stylesheet' in settings.
- f97ee3d: Issue #2412: checkconfig.pl: don't re-invent version comparison
- Use built-in version parser to compare module versions in checkconfig.pl.
Banners reminder from seasonal_spuffy.
It's More Complicated Than That, a post about " Joss using supernatural things as a metaphor for real world problems and issues, in BtVS and AtS, is that he never actually provides a road map for the actual problem". Thanks to itsnotmymind for the link.
This post is just me going through the episodes, mostly just so I can point towards it and say ‘These are my thoughts on S11’. I sort of group the episodes together in my head, so will do them in groups (or individually) as necessary. More or less keeping to the order they appeared in, skipping Kerblam! since that one gets a whole section of its own.
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I realise I haven't posted in over a month, and that it'd be a bit much to come back, put up a Game of Thrones review and disappear again, so I'll try not to do that last thing. I don't know what's happened to me really. I just have this vast reluctance to post at all, and I don't know why, beyond that feeling like I have nothing interesting to say is a big part of it. :(
Spoilers behind cut.
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Am suuuuper-tired, on a train home. I spontaneously took part of the Extinction Rebellion action in Stockholm today. I'm not actually active in that organization, but I was in Stockholm anyway, so. As compared to the "Shut down London" thing going on right now, it was pretty minor.
First we did a lie-in at the parliament building, lying down in a spreading circle with our feet towards the center and then repeatedly singing "Lascia ch'io pianga" but with rewritten lyrics about grief over climate change and species extinction. The acoustics were great, since it's a closed-in space with high stone walls, and people were singing impressively in tune, with a harmony, even! A+ idea and execution; that experience is going to stay with me.
Then later there was a blockade of a walk bridge between the parliament and government building for several hours, but not actually a total blockade since people could get through if they really wanted. I mostly walked around informing people what was going on; nobody got arrested. I guess this is where I express my uncertainty about what is actually a strategy that can bring action on climate change. : / I mean, if I am occupying an old-growth forest, I am physically saving those trees from being cut down. I would gladly be arrested for that. But climate change is such a global, interconnected thing. I am not emotionally willing to be arrested for a blockade like this, and also wonder what effect it actually has. Arrested for shutting down a coal mine? Yeah, more likely. Who knows what is a good strategy to stop fossil emissions, really?
I also got to sleep over at the Greenpeace action center in Stockholm, which was pretty cool. It's in an industrial lot on the outskirts of the city, and had kayaks, wetsuits, climbing equipment, ropes, banners from old actions, etc. Also among various boxes for engine parts was a large box labeled "butt plugs". Are those also a kind of engine part, or does Greenpeace have industrial-level supplies of sex toys? It is a mystery.