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I am feeling disinclined to see the film Arthur. I think instead that I will read The Faerie Queen again. Yay Britomart! Up Belphoebe! You may be little more than pro-monarchist spear-wielding allegorical nationalistic cut-out thugs in shiny armour, but then (Disney and T H White notwithstanding) ... so is our beloved King Arthur.

After acidentally wandering into some dark places on the internet, I've been pondering the connections between homophobia and abusing women again, and ended up (as is so often the case) getting upset about how these online and media spaces are reflected in the real world.

Statement from the Mobos "Musicians and artists have always reflected the feelings of the wider community they come from, regardless of whether or not everyone wants to hear what is being said on a street level."

"Helping to make homophobia cool and acceptable is dangerous. It gives a green light to bigotry; making disordered, maladjusted young straight men feel OK about physically venting their rage against lesbian and gay people." Peter Tatchell responds.

I should spend more time over at Outrage. They're so constructive.

Yay, Daleks! Eurobats! The Sound of Spam!

On an utterly unrelated note, does anyone know of a club with a decent chill-out room?


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4th Aug, 2004 10:07 (UTC)
Arthur? Wasn't that a 1981 Dudley Moore film?
If I remember correctly, Dudley Moore plays a happy drunken king Arthur and is to be married off to Guinevere when he meets Liza Minelli and falls in love with her instead. John Gielgud plays a resolutely point-correct and sarcastic Merlin.
4th Aug, 2004 10:29 (UTC)
Re: Arthur? Wasn't that a 1981 Dudley Moore film?
I think you may be confused. This film is already on the rocks without needing a sequel.
5th Aug, 2004 02:35 (UTC)
... as I wrote, "I am feeling disinclined to see the film Arthur," I did think about the Dudley Moore film.

It didn't make me any more positive towards the current swords-and-shouting epic.
4th Aug, 2004 10:49 (UTC)
There was a book at my school library/work that I think you should read: Somebodies and nobodies: Overcoming the abuse of rank by Robert W. Fuller. In it, he draws a lot of parallels between rank, caste, one-up/one-downsmanship, and all the various hierarchical structures that fuck up relations between people.

If you can find it at your library, I think you'd really enjoy it.

5th Aug, 2004 02:35 (UTC)
for the recommendation!
4th Aug, 2004 19:04 (UTC)
Apropos of nothing, I've rented out The Blue Planet on DVD. During the episode "Coral Seas", I was delighted to discover footage relevant to your Picky Picky Game strip. An ideal opportunity to try out my DVD Capture software, below. Forgive me for flooding your comments box with 6 JPEGs. I won't make a habit of it.

As you can see, although the way the shrimps eat the starfish is indeed cruel, the starfish doesn't go down without a good fight.

5th Aug, 2004 02:39 (UTC)
I should set Tivo to catch the Blue Planet again. I'd quite forgotten the presence of harlequin shrimp ... Deep Seas is the only one I saved to re-watch
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