I was reading a comment from the author of this fanfic I'm making my way through and I really, really like this quote:

"Be careful about demanding answers from the universe, because eventually it's going to give you one. Whether or not you're able to handle it is your problem."

Behold, from the depths of my dresser, the most aggressively early '00s t-shirt I own!

The original Creepshow (1982) remains an all-time top-five horror film. 👍

ableism 

Eugenicists want eugenics to be true because they believe in the Just World Fallacy, the bogus idea that good things only happen to good people and bad things only happen to bad people. 6/8

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If someone is famous by choice, you can hold them to a higher standard than people who aren't famous. You can be disappointed in them for not matching that standard if you were a fan of them before. But you should not hold trans people to a higher standard than you do cis people simply because they're trans.

crosspost from birdsite 

Some people try to claim that Alex Jones says the things he says but doesn't believe them. I posit that Alex Jones, like Donald Trump, is so craniorectally inverted that he no longer distinguishes truth from fiction.

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Politics, diplomacy 

It's... unlikely that this is going to lead to war, no matter how much the Internet likes to assume every piece of international news presages WWIII. But it's also kind of hard to see how it actually helps either the US or Taiwan when the former doesn't seem united behind it or prepared for the backlash, and it just puts the latter at greater risk from their much more powerful belligerent neighbor.

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Politics, diplomacy 

The fact that it's the Speaker of the House and not the President, Secretary of State, or even someone in Senate leadership doing this is, in itself, concerning, since the House is conventionally less involved in foreign affairs than the executive branch or the Senate. And executive branch comments about the trip don't make it sound like they're exactly on board with Pelosi's gambit, either.

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Politics, diplomacy 

My general sense of the whole Pelosi/Taiwan situation is, roughly speaking: showing support for Taiwan is a good thing, generally speaking. But it's also a touchy, dangerous subject where the implications need to be carefully considered in advance, and I'm very much not confident that Pelosi and her team have done that. Without that care, the visit is likely to do more harm than good.

no kings no gods no masters
but emperor norton is fine he can stay

I had to do this for work-related reasons, but I'm already regretting it. Give me back my beauti... eh... adequate hair. 😭

I watched the first two episodes of Spy x Family. It's very cute, if aggressively cliched. But sometimes that's fine, y'know? Plus, it's just nice to see an anime where the main characters aren't teenagers. Makes me feel a little less ancient than I really am. 🧓

New 'do.

I quite like the look, though I should have shaved this morning. 😅🧔‍♀️

Things that irrationally irritate me: people who refer to individual old theatrical cartoons as "episodes."

We had been earlier for their St. Patrick's Day event, which was different because they had put cheesy, cheap green hats on all of the zombies, demons, and gargoyle statues. Was expecting hockey masks on everything tonight, but sadly, no.

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My brother and I celebrated Friday the 13th by going to a special one-night-only off-season opening of Bennett's Curse, a Baltimore area haunted house that does special holiday things outside of their usual Halloween season. Also, we got cookies!

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