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I'm afraid I accidentally lied to a friend today. Ghost Whisperer is Not the worst show I watch. I forgot The Legend of the Seeker (based on Terry Goodkin's series).

Now that... That is cheese.

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I have a feeling my frustration at an lj friend's view of the world may have cost me that friendship. I just don't get how one could live the rule "love thy neighbor" with so much anger at everyone. Sigh.

Dear Santa

Dear Yuletide Secret Santa:

RequestFandom1: Eli Stone
RequestFandomChar1: Any
RequestDetail1:  Eli gets cranky (as normal) over his latest bout of visions to New Kids on the Block, or Tiffanie, or any of those embarrassing early 90s pop.

Oh, like you don't have a Joey poster hidden in your closet... No? Me either.

RequestFandom2: Kinky Boots
RequestFandomChar2: Lola aka Simon
RequestDetail2: Fluff please. With Red.

This movie is made of win. If you haven't seen it yet, get to it; whether you fic it or not

RequestFandom3: The Wire
RequestFandomChar3: Any
RequestDetail3: The show hit me like no other in ages. Give me a small snapshot on life there today.

If you matched this fandom, you don't need any explanation from me. Season 4 broke me.

RequestFandom4: Life (tv)
RequestFandomChar4: Charlie Crews
RequestDetail4: Confuse 'em with logic, or just admire the car. ;)


ETA: While I will appreciate anything, I'm not big on pwp.

Turns of Phrase

There is a commercial for the San Manuel Indian tribes that talks about all the good things the casino money pays for... It's your normal fluff piece put out before they announce they want to build a bigger casino. No big deal.


The representative ends the commercial by saying how much they help people "on the reservation."

Which begs the question; "what about someone who has gone off the reservation?"


The Declaration of Independence

In Congress, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. — The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

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In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.



Days I wish Zen lived out here.... I so want to see RocknRolla. But I will not inflict it on my normal movie friends. Oh, I'll inflict many things on them, but not this.