I believe there are several Texans here, so I wanted to share about a bill that was just introduced in our House. HB 201 will allow same-sex adoptive parents to have both of their names listed on supplemental birth certificates in Texas. More information here, and if you want to write to your reps about it, I have some sample letters here.
My cat likes to do the Escher Kitty pose. I think he finds it to be a nice restful break from his hectic schedule of jumping up on top of closet doors and bookcases.
re Escher KittyI like to draw Celtic knots, but stick to abstract things rather than tangled up little people or creatures: they just look too uncomfortable. However, having seen some interesting pictures, I think I could draw knotwork ferrets that are anatomically correct, ;-p. In other news, I'm putting off writing by embarking on a knitted 'quilt'. Er, a log-cabin-sort-of blanket thing. That is rather blinding because I'm using up the handfuls of brights I have in one piece, though I doubt my cats will care. And I'm supposed to be embroidering a butterfly on a Kindle pouch.
Ow! Some of Escher poses make my back hurt just by looking at them.
Don't miss the "Cats That Look Like Pin-Up Girls" blog linked in the comments of the "Escher Kitty" one. I'm glad I didn't.Thanks for pointing that out.-And not all people who live in the U.S. are U.S. citizens.That too, but I was more concerned about the people I left out than the ones I erroneously included. Plus, in both places (here and there) I was trying to be brief.
Don't miss the "Cats That Look Like Pin-Up Girls" blog linked in the comments of the "Escher Kitty" one. I'm glad I didn't.Voting Day, in which Brin reminds me that not all US citizens live in the US.And not all people who live in the U.S. are U.S. citizens.
I *did* miss that. You have immeasurably brightened my morning.
And more shameless self promotion:At Slacktiverse:So you've just been turned into a zombie. - Writen from another zombie's perspectiveNot mean; but be. - My perspective on how symbolism, allegory, and things with deeper meaning in general can go wrong, and what should be done by the creator when they start to. Might be somewhat familiar to people following the Buffy threads.
Glob, the Tony Harris thing. I really wish it had been somebody other than the guy responsible for drawing half of Starman, which I love (or at least loved--I need to revisit and reevaluate). And then I feel guilty for being pissed off about this particular thing, when there are a million things that are more important and worthy of getting pissed off about, like the actual misogyny. I reeeeally hope this kills his career, even though I fear it won't.
It won't. It should, but it won't. Politicians can say crap like this on TV and still keep their job. Some guy saying crap on his facebook page... I don't have high hopes for any sort of negative result for him. Even if he loses some readers he could probably get new ones out of guys that agree with him. The world is kind of shit sometimes.I love the carrotThe carrot makes me happy.
My records indicate I haven't shamelessly self promoted here in half a month, this could take some time:About the election:Rat@$#*%ing 16 years after Muskie's death, the technique Nixon's team used to destroy his campaign is alive and well. Voting Day, in which Brin reminds me that not all US citizens live in the US. And other than that no much of interest because I was telling people to vote and it's a bit late now. We Won, for the most part, I talk about the rest, and my outlook for the next two years. And a child shall lead them (if Kids ran Congress), what it sounds like. Credit for the idea goes to Lonespark. If you're going to leave the country, do some research first, Austrila doesn't have a... and atheist not christian, and she not... For the love of god Wikipedia if nothing else. In which I talk about a peculiar genre of political discourse in the US.On random topics: Time, I never have enough of it. I was attacked with an elastic, and am therefore currently wearing a green rubber bracelet around my right wrist. Skewed Slightly to the Left: Stops along the way, Jane and Cameron run into emergency workers.On NaNoWriMo, first an explanation and a excerpt, then the line of Nyx from the moment of creation to Eris throwing the apple.And that's not as bad as I would expect, but then again there is a reason I had a post about my output slowing down and what I hope to do in the future.
I claim this open thread for shameless self promotion. I'll be back in a bit after I've determined if I've done anything worthy of promotion.