Sunday, 1 December 2019

Nerd Church - London Bridge


(Warning: this post discusses the terror attack on London Bridge and related issues)


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Sometimes, when one bad news story follows another, when one terrible event after another plays out on our screens, you can get the feeling that the words no longer have meaning.

But the words have meaning if you give them meaning.



London Bridge was an act of hate by someone who had previously shown themselves to be hateful - who had served their time for planning terrorist attacks and training camps.

But that doesn't mean parole, bail, license, is a bad thing.



Not everyone who makes a mistake will fail to learn from it.

People are people, dearest nerdlets. People are people.



Just as one ex-offender fails to change his ways, another saves so many lives.

The London Bridge attacker was held back and disarmed by a convicted murderer on day release, a guy with a fire extinguisher, and a Polish kitchen-worker named Łukasz who grabbed a narwhal tusk off the wall.

And the family of Amanda Champion are well within their rights to feel all sorts of ways about the fact that her killer was on day-release, and saved who-knows-how-many lives.

Lord knows, it won't bring her back.



But there are other families who have been spared that grief.

Two people were killed. Several were injured (and I wish them all the best and a speedy recovery.)

But it could have been so much worse.



Rehabilitation is possible. 

Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones believed in it.

No, not everyone is going to be a reformed character.

That's simply the way it is. But I'm in favour of helping people, of encouraging ex-cons to live, not just exist.



I'm in favour of love and a helping hand. Every time.









Last updated: 2nd December 2019

Friday, 29 November 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Angsty Bear


'He set his jaw and raised his eyes at Steve.

“How did you know what it feels like?”

He was genuinely afraid and somehow calm at the same time.'



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I'm sure I've mentioned (probably waaay too much) that, at heart, I'm a li'l emo child.

I love the dark sh**, ok? It cheers me up! 😅

And luckily fanfiction has enough Angst (yep, with a capital 'A' - we mean business dearest nerdlets!) to keep even the most gothic of emo children happy.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Nerd Church - Caffeinated Current Events: What Even Is 2019?


Caffeinated Current Events! Where I drink too much coffee and talk about the stuff going on in the world! That means Trump & Brexit, so this is your fair warning! 

(It'll be as told by me, though, so hopefully bearable!)



Phew! 2019, couldn't you've gone just a little bit easier on us?! 

Crud, after 2016, we've just had one thing after another! Cut us some goddamn slack!



'Caffeinated Current Events' with a steaming coffee mug



...The US is currently being led by a man who, (and I never thought I'd say this,) has less integrity than Nixon.

How is that even possible...? Does anyone know...?

Nixon actually resigned when he got his hand caught in the sleazebag cookie jar - Trump's just flat-out lying and refusing to budge.

...And I don't think even Nixon would've got away with colluding with Russia and bribing Ukraine.

And somehow people still believe he's innocent and that there's some sort of 'conspiracy' against him - newsflash: if there's a conspiracy, it's for him, not against him #JustSaying.


Friday, 22 November 2019

Friday Fics Fix - No More False Starts


Sorry if you saw this post appear briefly yesterday. I hit the publish button instead of the 'save' 😅 - ok, let's resume our regular service:



'“How was deducing the relationship status of the entire jury relevant?”'



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Well-written Johnlock!

Now that that has brought every M/M-loving Sherlockian's head up like a li'l meerkat, lemme tell you about this awesome well-written Johnlock I found!

(Fangirling notes:

Johnlock - John Watson and Sherlock Holmes (usually from BBC's Sherlock) having a romantic and/or sexual relationship.

Sherlockian - BBC Sherlock fan)


Thursday, 21 November 2019

Oops!


If Friday Fics Fix appears in your feeds early, ignore it.

I pushed publish instead of save 😅

In my defence, the mouse slipped that time! Blogger really needs to put the buttons further away from each other!

Comics Wrap-Up - But My Hand It Will Be Open, And I'll Try To Fix It



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Thursdayyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

And Thursday means comics and superheroes, dearest nerdlets! 😁