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This is me trying to push the anger away, trying to pretend that I am not, in this moment, blindingly angry with every stupid motherfucker who voted for Trump or who voted third party or who simply refused to vote or who wrote in the name of someone who wasn't even running. Now, add to the long list of things we wouldn't be suffering under Clinton: The appointment of Jeff Sessions as attorney general, a man deemed too racist for appointment by the Reagan administration. Now the whole country gets to be Alabama. And we get Tea Party celeb Mike Pompeo as CIA chief. And Michael Flynn. Oh, but wait! My bad. Clinton and Trump are EXACTLY THE SAME, aren't they?

My mother's calling this the Alabamazation of America, and she's spot on.

It's sunny today. The sky is wide and blue and carnivorous.

A good writing day yesterday. I did 1,004 and found THE END of the still untitled thing. I have a maybe title, but I'm not yet entirely sure. Also, more talk with Katharine Duckett at Tor.com, starting to nail down dates for the book tour. I'll be doing Mystic, Connecticut, it turns out. That one was unexpected, but cool. I should be posting some dates soon.

There was a trip Outside, to the post office on Thayer Street and to Eastside Market and Whole Foods. Back home, there was spaghetti for dinner, and then Spooky and I failed magnificently in GW2, attempting a five-person fractal with only two people. And then I packed up my Asus laptop, the huge stealth jet of a gaming machine I bought in April 2011 so that I could play Rift, and it was also used for SWtoR and City of Heroes and Villains, for Wildstar and The Secret World. But I no longer play any of those games. So, I'm sending the Asus (aka "Zoe," aka "the Anus") away to storage in Pawtucket. May I never again have to suffer a Windows box. Anyway, after getting our asses handed to us by the fractal, we watched George Stevens' Woman of the Year (1942) and H. C. Potter's Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), two of my comfort films. Woman of the Year is, of course, the first Tracy-Hepburn film. When I was a kid, my concepts of romance were formed by Hollywood films from the thirties and forties. And Tracy-Hepburn films are, for me, romance for grumpy intellectuals with hearts of gold.

Today, we have to carry a load of stuff to the storage unit. Tomorrow, I'll be putting together Sirenia Digest #130.

Aunt Beast


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Nov. 18th, 2016 05:17 pm (UTC)
There's nothing like a plate of cheeseful smiles greeting you in the morn insert emoticon here.
Nov. 19th, 2016 12:45 am (UTC)
I just watched the trailer for Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, and I think I'll watch the film tonight.
Francine Hibiscus Rossi
Nov. 19th, 2016 06:03 pm (UTC)
When mom was having this house built, 31 years ago, I showed her Mr Blandings. The magic remains.
Nov. 19th, 2016 10:43 pm (UTC)
"My mother's calling this the Alabamazation of America, and she's spot on." I had to laugh at the phrasing but I am sad bc it is so true. AL has long been the poster child of racism and backwoods thinking but the recent/current exposure across the US has shown us hate and violence of racism is not limited to AL or to the South.

Jeff Sessions' long documented attitude is still "if only THEY would know and accept their place in society (and stay in it) then everything would be okay," bc how dare anyone want or expect to have basic civil rights upheld if they're not the 'right' color/gender/orientation/creed.

Kleptocracy is now spelled KKKleptocracy and not only bc of Sessions.

I am too ill to move from this house much less move to another state but how I wish I could. Also don't have the money to move but still may have to send my daughter to live w. her brother in PA depending on how things go. She doesn't want to leave me while I'm this ill, not that I want her to leave either, but the big picture is about her safety. She is not anonymous bc she is a little person and men already feel like they can pick her up and carry her about like a doll. Sessions making comments as to the 'grabbing' not being sexual assault....

My son is gay and he left AL 3 years ago bc of being harassed and he is not a flamboyant dresser and not feminine. He may not visit anytime soon bc of the election results. It's been over a year since I've seen him in person.

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