Oct. 16th, 2017 06:58 am
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Well at least my very worst fears did not become real. Don't get me wrong this is bad. Very bad. But only as bad as was to be expected. We will get a row of Nazis in the government now. And the conservatives will destroy our social security system.

Austria is a rich country, but not that rich.  This will hurt a lot of people who voted for them. All we can do is document and protest. They have no one to blame anymore and that will destroy them over the next years.

Alias Grace

Oct. 8th, 2017 09:04 pm
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Damn, this is good. And painfull to watch. Atwood really refuses to look away from the horrible places. She's like a feminist Steven King in a way.
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Hm, I think in the end I liked it  a lot.  It hinged on the main character of course and I found her really likeable. The new Klingons are silly, or their design is anyway. But all in all it felt like Trek, and like it always does it will take time to develop. Also I can only reall tell, once I have a ship to connect to.
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Damn what an awesome episode!!

I guess the things to come must be horrible because this episode was so full og treets!

Cut for spoilers )

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Finally got to see Wonder Woman today. I had figured that it would not live up to the hype and, well, it did't. Still it was a rather fun movie. I wish, they 'd all stop to put it as if it was the epitome of feminism, though. This is still a movie made mainly to appeal to men.

And it still has most of all that stuff that is wrong about women in mainstream movies.

Buffy was way more on top of it and that was 15 years ago.

Anyway, fun movie. And if it gets little girls to identify with a fighter, who am I to judge.


Jun. 8th, 2017 08:38 pm
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Any chance this is going to turn out well for you guys?
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Now that I have finished the book, I thought I'd attempt a non-spoilery review, since I enjoyed the book immensely.

Read more... )

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I'm currently reading this book and about half way through, I have to stop and post because it is such a brilliant piece of fiction!! It's amazing. I love how the author plays with the power dynamics here and how she goes to the bottom of the gender inequality so ruthlessly. Anyone else here read this maybe?


May. 15th, 2017 10:59 pm
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We're having an election again, probably in mid october (because our politicians are lazy fucks who cannot be expected to show up for work in summer). Crap, 5 month madness.

Our conservatives just exchanged their head for a 30 year old moron, who wants a coalition with the neo nazi party. And they will win. Our polls are notoriously unreliable, but there sadly is a solid right majority.

So 5 years of the neonazis in the government again. Anti- Eduction, anti -social, anti-foreighners and anti-EU. fuck them.
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Kindly give the Putin puppet a kick in the butt. Without France Europe would die.

I meanwhile bingewatch (as much as I can these days) Sense8 season 2, which is made of lovely once more. Suddenly there is an awful lot of good tv going around.  The Handmaid's Tale, American Gods, Sense8 again.
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Saw the first ep. It was good, very good. However can I say how much I hate Starz. Sorry but I just loathe all the porny filters they are using. It's the same on all their shows.

However not bad enough to ruin this. Fortunately. The actors are brilliant and Brian Fuller does justice to the source material.

If only there wasn't all the diffuser excess and the strawberry jam blood.
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Now that was chillingly good. I just watched the first three episodes that are already out and there could not possibly be a more relevant, intelligent and masterfully acted show at this moment.

In the third episode they move past the book (or rather deviate from it) but it is very well done and the elements they added adhere to the principle Atwood used when writing the book that all the forms of torture and oppression that occure in the book are based on reality.

I have to see the complete series and then probably watch it again.
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Thank god the polls held up. Probably means that they will hold up in the run off too.

I know a lot of people are shocked that LePen is in the run off, but it was like that in all the polls and she was often predicted to win the first round. And anyhow coming from Austria I'm happy if the Putinpuppet isn't 10% above the predictions.

So, well done, France, keep it up.


Apr. 7th, 2017 07:13 pm
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Fuck them! I hate this shit so much. The planet is turning worse by the day.

I'm just glad my brother and his family are all ok, but I am so sorry to see their city hit by terrorism like that. Hate to see what it does to the political climate too.

[personal profile] beer_good_foamy , you are good, yes?

So long LJ

Apr. 6th, 2017 04:02 pm
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Like so many others I mean to make my move permanent this time. I will not delete my LJ and plan to use it to comment and to parttake in some coms that don't exist on DW.

However this is my new header image there and we will see if it will just be ignored or if it will be deleted.

I will no longer crosspost to LJ and I hope we can all make DW more alive.
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Just saw the Hugo short list published and though I did not follow the puppy drama of the year too closely it looks like there is mostly real stuff on the ballot this year (just one puppy nom per category).

Is this a consequence of EPH or is the stupid puppy thing finally dying?

Ah, i read up on it, so Beale had one nom per category this year...and the sads basically don't exist anymore, ironically just like figleave moderate republicans.

this week

Jan. 29th, 2017 10:15 pm
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I continue to be horrified by Trump. He really is the fascist he has claimed to be. This guy needs to go down. Fast and by any means necessary. He is a threat to the free world.

And I think it was wrong to try and "understand" or "educate" the people who voted for him and who vote for his ilk in Europe. Yeah, sure, they are plain stupid. But they still know they are voting for nazism and they simply do not care. They want to trample down others to better themselves. This is not the usual "what is the best way for everybody" argument political parties have been having in the last 50 years. This is "we'll take yours over your cold dead body" and people who vote for this shit need to be held accountable for it. Whatever they promise themselves from it (and however realistic or unrealistic that is) they do not mind sacrificing freedom and lives for it.

I'm also very anxious about the French election. This Hamon person, does he have a chance to go into the run off? If so, does he have a chance to beat LePen? Will Fillon's scandal drag him down?
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Thanks on behalf of the world to everyone who went to these marches! They were such a huge signal of hope to us all.

I often get dishartened when I see women not standing up for themselves, yesterday we (and especially the US women) stood. So many of women, so many who hate crowds and never have been to a protest before went out and made themselves heard. Makes me proud and hopeful.

I hope we can find a way to channel this unifying protests into a movement to oppose the rise of fascism around the globe.
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I don't know what to say.  I hate the suffering this man will cause in this position. I don't know how to process the absurdity of this exept with humor.  Saw this very fitting German webcomic today. (Translation below)


House of Cards: An unsettling dystopian story, where a ruthless, manipulative murderer becomes president of the United States.


House of Cards: A hopeful utopian story, where a strategically thinking, self controlled grown up, without a twitter account is president.

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So, me posting on DW and using this to start posting more often again, hopefully.

I'm currently playing Life is Strange, of course years after the rest of the world has played it, but damn, this is one fine game!!! I love it! I think it might be the first game, I played that actually passes the Bechdel test.  I love Max and Chloe and I adore the grafics.  This game is so beautiful and it feels like Veronica Mars with the voiceovers and High School detecting and everything.

I'm near the end of ep4, so no spoilers please, but if you'd like to talk about the game, I'd love to.

I really rarely play these days, since it is so time consuming and I have so little free time between teh little guy and work, but it really relaxes me.


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