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I wrote the following in response to a description of a cut scene in RE5.  The following is cut because I know some people (myself among them) have to be in the right frame of mind to read things that might upset them.  My comment on racism in RE5 and a link to the relevant post in [info]debunkingwhite.  I would have posted it on there but I haven't got round to getting authorised to post/comment yet.

 

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On being pushed
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I really shouldn't use the word "pushed" it's more of a benign encouragement.

Lately things have been building to a head regarding SF & F relationship to the issue of racism. I've been seeing bits and pieces of the discussion on friends blogs etc. It's got to the point where I'm feeling I shouldn't ignore it anymore regardless of how useless my mental state is at the moment. Not that reading about it is going to push me to far out of my comfort zone. So I'm going to start talking about major issues like race/class/sex to people and I'm going to start writing about it here. Don't worry, dear friends, I'm not going to force conversations toward this. I've never approved of bible bashing or anything similar. I'm going to be more willing to actively participate in discussion whether it's in person or on the web.

I haven't really started yet. I'd feel guilty trying to read and research at work. However, I don't feel as guilty looking at news sites at work. Which is how I came across this piece of news.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/03/12/2514092.htm

Looks like I'm not the only one trying to address the more "passive" forms of racism that are the prevalent form of racism today. In my opinion anyway.

Wish me luck!

paperwork ugh
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Settlement papers or whatever you call the papers I currently have to sign are more convluted and complicated that I thought. I had thought they were going to be complicated but not quite to this level. It's not that I don't understand what I'm signing it's that I'm unsure what blasted order I'm supposed to do things.

Do I have to organise the delgation of authority of my bank so that the bank with my loan can get hold of the money. Why are the forms only saying the balance owed is $6000 rather than the 10% of the loan that I thought was included? Do you merely have to have that money and not necessarily send it to the bank? I'm confused.

Also I have four forms (some from settlement agent and some from bank) that are essentially the same. Do I have to sign them all? I know one is likely a "copy" but there's four of the things.

Do I have to wait until I've done a "final" inspection before I sign them all? Do I have some I can sign now?

Damn confusion.

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Some video games get no love. Media-wise folks tend to focus on the ones that appeal to the perceived gaming masses. The perceived gaming masses being the so called "hardcore gamers". More and more casual games are getting a foot in the door. Particularly nintendo driven ones like wii-sports and wii-fit. However more casual games get lost and lumped with all the horrendous shovelware that's on the market.

Anyway someone asked about "Endless Ocean" which I feel is a game that tends to get overlooked even when people mention casual games on the wii. My response to that question "I'm interested in Endless Ocean, What's it like?" is below.

I've got Endless Ocean and I really enjoy it but I'm part of the market it's aimed at. I'm female and a casual gamer. I find the game really relaxing after a tough day. I enjoy it's non-linear gameplay and the exploration. There are some fantastic little places that make you feel like you've really discovered something facinating. Little trinkets found on the sea floor enhance the explorer feel by adding a bit of treasure hunter in there.

There's some silly things in there too. For example the fact that you find whales/dolphins in some of the silliest places. And the fact that gigantic sea/land creatures seem to regularly find their way onto your deck. The Walrus was a bit of a shock.

It's not the sort of game you play to "score points" so I'm unsure it would appeal to a hardcore gamer. I don't really obsessively rub fish until I have all three info points unlocked. I'm generally pretty happy once I've just got it's name.

Endless ocean is pretty much what it appears to be a dive simulator nothing more and nothing less.

Pointless Post!
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Greetings

I am in Qantas club stealing their (perfectly free) internets and food! This is great!

Sincerely
Leah
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This one's for Jon really. Move along no real content here. Just a link to a comic of sonic jumping a certain aquatic animal.

http://www.samandfuzzy.com/misc/sonicshark.gif
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Spore widget
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*crosses fingers* I wonder if it'll work.



edit: apparently not... lets give it another go

Backwards in more ways than one.
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I seem to keep making spore creatures/vehicles that are backward unintentionally. I see magic eye images back to front. I continually get left/right mixed up. I also tend to use the opposite word I intend to use in conversations. I think this is all evidence that my brain works the wrong way round.

Although it is amusing to see all my spore stuff rushing around backwards. Esspecially watching the carnivore creatures attacking and trying to eat something.

No one bar Jon may understand this but I have this horrible fear I'm reading the QAQC plots backwards too. And all the people I can ask to confirm won't answer their phones. :P On the plus side I can see the darn finish line in the distance... barely.

stupid stuff :P
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I found my earings! I'm so freaking happy! I lost them last week when I put them in one of my work shirt pockets after being asked to take them out. Grr, like I'm putting my head that close to any sort of thing that could catch on them. Still rules are rules I suppose. It irritated me mostly because these were the only earings that I could wear for long periods of time and if they were gone I'd have to go out and buy another pair of gold sleepers. Anyway I've got them back and it's a little sad how happy that makes me.
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it's a small world after all
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Well, my first post in ages and it's a little surreal. I'm up here in the pilbara in my cosy little room on my bed connected to the internet via next G and watching the beijing olympics opening ceremony.

Oh and I have real lemon pudding and cream!
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