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18 October 2008 @ 22:52
So, just under half of my flist those who read this journal are either suffering from a cold or getting over one. I think that's a pretty significant percentage!

I played the Kuroshitsuji drinking game on Friday with aionwatha and dilettantka, then watched a bit of Supernatural and Saiyuuki.

Kuroshitsuji... deviated from the manga in style and substance, but not plot, and we laughed our arses off because of it. It's pure crack. Or maybe that was the "French-style" absinthe we were drinking?

Today, I went for a walk and took a couple of pictures of the flowers growing wild at the side of the road. I've no idea what kind of flowers they are.

Here are some links found while trying to edit my writing (currently a failure and source of angst, amongst other things):

  • 25 Best Most Powerful News Photographs (WARNING!)
    A slideshow of the most iconic and disturbing (American) news photographs of the twentieth century. They will definitely provoke thought, although most are deeply unpleasant. View with caution.

  • Days of Autumn
    I love photography and photographs. :) A collection of photographs from around the world dedicated to the theme of Autumn. Some of the ones of England in the mist are stunning.

  • To Autumn (John Keats)
    Not exactly new, but... I love Autumn and this is my favourite poem about it.

  • Industrial Landscapes
    More photography. :)

  • Space ‘smells like steak and metal’
    And now for something completely different. Nasa asked for help in creating a fragrance that smells of the Mir Space Station to train astronauts.

  • Fifty Of Your Favourite Words
    From the BBC, a list of interesting words chosen by website readers. Which one would you choose?

  • Revision Letter
    For all the writers seeking publication out there. One way a published writer tackles manuscript revisions requested by editors.

  • VIDEO: Baby anteater
    What it says.

  • Kuroshitsuji Animated Icons
    Nice animated icons from aionwatha.
    ext_109169 on 18th October 2008 20:54 (UTC)
    Vanity Fair presenting a very American perspective. It's sad when you can look at a picture of a depression-era mother and think about how relatively well fed she looks.
    Williamgenkischuldich on 19th October 2008 02:32 (UTC)
    Yeah, it would be nice to see some more international photos. As it stands, I still think they're incredible (it's difficult to find the right words for some images, of course...).
    ext_109169 on 19th October 2008 08:07 (UTC)
    Many of them are incredible, some are mainly memorable because of what they represent, one or two have suffered from familiarity. 'Vulture' is the one that stands out for me. It offers a very chilling perspective.
    mister_mori: Pink KENmister_mori on 18th October 2008 23:37 (UTC)
    Hey, I'm one of Ashleys friends.
    I'm really worried about her as I haven't heard anything from her (I'm supposed to meet her/stay with her here in Tokyo)
    I'm really hoping you know of her whereabouts!!

    (I found your lj through her profile..I hope you don't mind me contacting you, I'm just super worriiiieed D:)
    Williamgenkischuldich on 19th October 2008 02:33 (UTC)
    Hi, unfortunately I don't know her very well as we only very recently added each other. She did post that she'd been having trouble with her cell phone recently and to try her home phone number instead. That might be the best course of action.
    mister_mori: Pink KENmister_mori on 19th October 2008 08:47 (UTC)
    Yeah I read that on her journal.
    Thanks for the help anyway :3
    Jesshideincarnate on 19th October 2008 11:29 (UTC)
    Amazing how almost all those photos had to do with: violence, war, death, racism, famine, national embarrassments.

    Makes the history of my country look like one war after another. I suppose it is.

    I think the one that got me, was the one of the man falling from the north tower. I never saw that footage on tv, and to have seen a photo of something I only heard of...I remember that day very vividly and I wish I didn't.

    Another one I thought was interesting was the one of the friendly fired napalm. It's a very interesting photo.

    I've always wondered what happened to the man who stood in front of the tanks. If I am assuming correctly, they ran him over.

    And the first one of the lynching. To me, that is absurd. That people can stand around and just be...ENJOYING themselves as they HANG two people. I technically come from the South (Virginia isn't as South as she claims to be, at least the Northern half isn't) but such a thing is just...there's a reason it doesn't go on anymore, right?
    Williamgenkischuldich on 20th October 2008 15:18 (UTC)
    I can't think of many defining moments in history that weren't violent in some way. When action is peaceful, people often don't realise the impact until years later, if that makes sense.

    It's strange watching as an an outsider to these moments. You don't really know entirely how to react to them.
    Kat Mastersevil_kat on 21st October 2008 02:14 (UTC)
    I love all the pictures, the poem, and the thing about words! All really good links :D

    I will always read your blog, since you're the reason I got one :)
    Williamgenkischuldich on 24th October 2008 12:14 (UTC)
    Thanks! :) I'm glad it was interesting.