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emotion therapy [Jun. 2nd, 2006|03:59 pm]
David Bell
Possibly the most adorable thing in the history of things is this video of a little girl tormenting Kermit with her own version of the ABCs.

If you are so jaded that this doesn't melt you, it's time to lay off the Internet.
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Double fanboy squee. [Apr. 26th, 2006|06:55 pm]
David Bell
[Current Music |Susumu Hirasawa - Dream Island Obsessional Park]

This is my happy place right now. Studio Ghibli (Most famous, of course, for Hayao Miyazaki's films, such as Howl's Moving Castle) is producing Tales from Earthsea. Studio Ghibli. Earthsea. It's honestly like Miyazaki and Le Guin have been reading my letters to Santa.
Tales from Earthsea will be directed by Goro Miyazaki, Hayao's son. He's posting a daily blog, which is translated up through March on the site I linked to. Even in the first one or two entries, he establish that he Gets It far better than that atrocious Sci-Fi Channel miniseries, or than any American studio ever would, I think.
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(no subject) [Sep. 4th, 2005|07:41 pm]
David Bell
For my own future reference, primarily, for when I get back to my own computer.
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Migration route [Aug. 21st, 2005|08:23 pm]
David Bell
I don't even remember who I've mentioned this to, but I'll be in the Boston area from Aug 27 to Sep 11. If you are in the area and want to say hi, feel free to leave a note and something can be arranged. If you aren't in the area, well, don't expect a whole lot from me during that time.
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All this time, and it's a POLITICAL post? Ew! [Aug. 4th, 2005|02:23 pm]
David Bell
Human Rights Watch reports that America is poised to resume production of landmines.

I've been looking, but the only reports I can find on this are from HRW and sites quoting them. Anyone have a link that independantly confirms or denies this?

You can probably guess what my opinion on this, if true, would be, but I'd like to get a little more information first.
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(no subject) [Mar. 29th, 2005|01:13 am]
David Bell
[Current Mood |qwantzing!]
[Current Music |Sarah Slean - Drastic Measures]

Via queenofstripes via qwantz

Spacing was ugly, don't feel like fixing, so behind the cut it goes! Qwantzing insideCollapse )
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Stray otter [Jan. 11th, 2005|04:45 pm]
David Bell
Well, I just found out today that I'm not going to have a room at FC after all. No blame being assigned, shit just happens. That being said, I'm going to need a place to crash. Anyone going to be there that wouldn't mind giving up a chunk of floor Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights? I ask here because I much prefer to stay with someone I mostly know.:)
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Okay. Fine we lose. We all lose. [Nov. 3rd, 2004|11:37 am]
David Bell
Look, a lot of you are saying that it's just another election, get over it, work together.
No. I'm sorry, but no. This isn't just another election. In a real election, you vote FOR a candidate, the one you like better. If the other guy gets elected, well, you can bitch about it but he's not really hurting that much.

THAT ISN'T WHAT JUST HAPPENED. This was not a choice of who we like better. This was a contest between those of us that wanted to fire Bush, and those of us that didn't.

If Kerry had been elected, the Bush supporters would grumble, they'd snipe at his presidency, but they'd still feel they are adequately represented by our government. Of the, say, 49% of people that voted Bush in the sane universe, most of them could accept Kerry as a president, and with good reason. As a sane political animal, Kerry would be a moderate president and accomodate as many of the demands of the other side as possible.

But, no. That 49% is the Kerry minority. And how many of them believe that Bush is an adequate second choice? Do you think that number even reaches the double digit percentages? 49% of America has been disenfranchised. Bush hasn't shown that he's willing to listen to us. He hasn't shown that he's willing to compromise. He hasn't been shown to believe that 49% of the country is worth paying attention to.

Look at that number. 49%. That's not people who thought Kerry would do better. Somehow it turned out to be a social gaffe to like Kerry. No, that's 49% of the country that voted to fire Bush. And what's the effect of half the country striving to make their voice heard?

And people are insisting this is business as usual? Right. Did you guys feel completely unrepresented with Clinton beat Bush? Did you think that he wasn't going to listen to your side at all? Huh? I thought not.

Take your talk of unity and freaking stuff it. I don't want to hear it until I hear it from the man that is supposed to represent me.

Democracy gives you the government you deserve. Lucky fucking us.
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An experiment in liberty. [Oct. 29th, 2004|03:23 pm]
David Bell
[Current Mood |confrontational]
[Current Music |Dead Kennedys - I Fought the Law]

I am not afraid of terrorists. I am afraid of George W. Bush.

I pray that President George W. Bush will die of natural causes before the election even happens.
I will settle for him simply being removed from office, but it is not enough to make up for the damage he has done. If there is any justice in this world, unlikely a hope as that may be, he will be punished.
My ideal wish is that, upon Election Eve, an angel will come down from heaven, announce that God is unhappy with the deeds being performed in his name, and strike down the false prophet on national television. The angel is welcome to move on to other dangerous religious zealots, Christian and Moslem, but that's not the point.

Although as a loyal (and moral!) American I will do no harm to our President, no matter that his incompetent crusade is increasingly dangerous to my own safety, I bolster my wish with a curse. It is a curse I learned from my Gypsy grandmother to consume villains with their own villainy. Please, join me in crying out to the East:




Actually, that is a spell to remove warts, but I believe it will be effective if enough of us join in.
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Poof goes the ottah. [Aug. 14th, 2004|01:21 pm]
David Bell
And so begins the moving process. Not far, just next door, but to a far, far better place. What this means for you, gentle reader, is that I'm going to be scarce until they hook up some internet over there, which should be Monday. Yeah, yeah, all of two days. It still seems like a long time to me.
In any case, I'll have some access on my Sidekick, so I'll try and keep an eye on you. That means no parties and no boys while I'm gone, understand?
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