Are you like ever in a fandom but are so embarrassed and annoyed by most the fandom that you kinda hate seeing post or hearing about it but at the same time you still like the thing.But like it kinda physically pains you to have any association with most the fandom.

animate-mush replied to your post “Now I need to get away from the internet, too much politics all over….”

YAY STAR TREK. Luck to you and yours, sir. And I promise to respond to your bit about the barn. It made me think, you see :P

YAY STAR TREK. I watched the episode “Parallels” and kept wishing they’d stretched that episode out to a full season, it would have been great.

And thank you.

I’m glad I made you think, I love doing that to  people! :D

bijoudraconem replied to your post “Now I need to get away from the internet, too much politics all over….”

hence my fb deactivation, haha

I suspected as much. Hence me specifically not asking you anything about the issue when I saw you. :P 

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Royal Babbies



[In deference to the fact that this post is coming out just after the Scottish Independence referendum, I might be talking about the UK royals, but I’ll use the more Northern variety of babby for baby]

I’m not personally that invested in the British royal family, but as long as Australia still uses their Head of State as our own, I suppose I have a vested interest in their progeny. They’ll end up on our coins after all. Although I’m not interested in the offspring of strangers, I am always interested in names, and naming conventions. As Laura Wattenberg at BabyNameWizard points out, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have astonishingly dull taste for traditional names - which is part of their general normcore appeal. 

This is really a missed opportunity.

There are some most excellent Anglo-Saxon names - many from royalty - just waiting for a return to fashinability. Admittedly, many of them predate the current ruling family, but they are all very satisfying to say, and will mean we can bring back graphemes like ash and eth. Last time around I suggested Æthelstan, but that was after they’d had the kid. This time, here is a list of excellent old Anglo-Saxon names that the Cambridges can mull over at their leisure.


  • Eadred
  • Eadwig (although perhaps ‘blessed war’ isn’t really what we want)
  • Sweyn
  • Cnut
  • Æthelwulf ( I mean, this name means ‘noble wolf’ - how cool is that!)


If these aren’t enough for you, here is a list of hundreds of names and their meanings.

When superlinguo and I were talking about this on Twitter last week, I suggested Æthelred, which is still my favourite suggestion, and now even more so since I’ve learned the history of his moniker “the Unready”. From Wikipedia:

"Unready" is a mistranslation of Old English unræd (meaning bad-counsel)—a twist on his name “Æthelred”, meaning noble-counsel. A better translation would be ill-advised. 

Now I need to get away from the internet, too much politics all over. :P 

animate-mush replied to your post “Did the votey thing. And I probably won’t tell you which way I ended…”

well done you

Exercising my democratic right to vote… or something… Blech. :P 

animate-mush replied to your post “ununnilium replied to your post: Did the votey thing. And I probably…”

may things work out ultimately positively, howsoever that may happen to be

And so say we all! Thank you, friend in another country. :D 

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"Most people, on waking up, accelerate through a quick panicky pre-consciousness check-up: who am I, where am I, who is he/she, good god, why am I cuddling a policeman’s helmet, what happened last night?
And this is because people are riddled by Doubt. It is the engine that drives them through their lives. It is the elastic band in the little model aeroplane of their soul, and they spend their time winding it up until it knots. Early morning is the worst time - there’s that little moment of panic in case You have drifted away in the night and something else has moved in. This never happened to Granny Weatherwax. She went straight from fast asleep to instant operation on all six cylinders. She never needed to find herself because she always knew who was doing the looking."

Terry Pratchett, “Witches Abroad.”

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ununnilium replied to your post: Did the votey thing. And I probably wo…

You don’t have to in the sense that no one is obligated to know your secret ballot, or in the sense that the answer is obvious anyway?

Oh, I mean that it’s a secret.


Why, does it seem like I obviously voted in a particular way?

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Did the votey thing.

And I probably won’t tell you which way I ended up voting, because I don’t have to. 

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*I Am The Doctor plays in the background*

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