|S. and S.|
|R., A., D., and E.|
|A., D., E.|
|M. and S.|
|Cleptopatra - queen, thief, attempted murderer|
Con or Bust is dedicated to getting fans of color to WisCon, and I have been astounded by the generosity of all involved, and by the awesome, awesome people who have been able to attend WisCon because of it. It's helping to increase the visibility and visible participation of people of color in the SF&F artistic, fandom, and critical communities, and has definitely helped make WisCon a convention that I love and look forward to attending.Yeesh - no pressure, dude. Hope I don't mess up the track record of awesomeness :)
"OK, ok, look - I really don't want to fight all 3 of you. Unless I have to."Angel to the rescue, very carefully fighting without getting his game face on. And a vamp somehow getting an arm in the door without in invite?
"You are a thing of evil for not telling me this right away!"Uh oh - he's not hacking into the mainframe, is he?! And what's with the two different birthdays (10-24-80, and 5-something-79) in her file? Neither of which is the January whatever that people just celebrated. Interesting.
"Ok, at this point you're abusing sarcasm."It's a little late for the "don't get involved, don't tell anyone" speech, isn't it? I mean, Giles is the one who didn't bother to check that there was no one in the library, which is how Xander found out.
Giles: Testosterone is the great equalizer; it turns all men into morons.
Buffy: I cannot believe that you, of all people are trying to Scully me. There is something supernatural going on here - get your books! Look stuff up!
Joyce: "I don't get it."
Buffy: "I'm inscrutable, huh?"
Joyce: "You're 16."I always had trouble with how not awesome Joyce was as a mom. Now, that seems to be a necessary part of having a superhero child - how else could you spend most of your evening out slaying if your mom were really on top of it? (There's a fantastic moment some time way later where Buffy asks just that, but in a much more dramatic way.) But it was also always clear that she's distracted for very understandable reasons, especially at the beginning. Single mom, working hard to start over, and there is that whole "if you don't know about the slaying you just think Buffy is hardcore teenage drama and a pretty serious discipline case to boot." And, of course, with the other stuff going on in the episode, there's a little perspective to be had.
I am mindful that debilitating and grinding poverty afflicts my people and chains them to the lowest rung of the economic ladder......I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind. I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history. I refuse to accept the idea that the "isness" of man's present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal "oughtness" that forever confronts him...This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant. I believe that even amid today's mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow. I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on the blood-flowing streets of our nations, can be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men. I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down men other-centered can build up.
|My shirt was very popular at the|
|Someone asked |
if I was a chemist.
|Photo of rather intense dessert pizza. Tasty, but intense.|
|Met up with R. for dinner tonight. We hadn't see |
each other since she visited me at Stanford
c. 2003/4. We met during my European
adventure in 2002.
|Well, hello there!|