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Obviously I intend to ramble a little bit less. 
5th-Aug-2007 12:41 pm
I am not too old to be up all night drinking and talking, get home on the first train, fall into bed at 8.30 and half two hours sleep.

Anyone who says I am will probably get away with it because I'm too tired to thump anyone.

I have been offered a subdomain to host a blog at Taktix.org As you know, if you read the kind of thing I write that would make a blog, I write about comics and TV and movies and books and real world politics and occasionally real world science. I care about feminism and gay rights and equal rights in general and sexual politics and the proper portrayal of science and minority characters in fiction and in the media. I draw analogies between speciesm and racism, I postulate on the nature of the multiverse, I discuss rape and how it's dealt with. I get annoyed when science fiction employs bad science. I talk, in fact, pretty much at random.

I think the media, particularly that part of it involved in telling stories and entertaining, is a powerful tool in educating the public and influencing societal opinion, be it 'science doesn't work like that', or 'women deserve to be raped'. I think that in a democracy, an educated public is the most essential step towards to a fair society, and the popular opinion of something, whether it is factually accurate or not, is the opinion that's going to sway policy. I therefore think that storytellers and educators have an important power over what the public as a whole know and think they know. And they have a responsibility to use that power responsibly.

And that I, as someone with knowledge (and everyone has knowledge that is uniquely theirs) have a responsibility to pass that knowledge on, particularly when it contradicts commonly accepted knowledge or may influence an important part of society.

With that said, then:

Poll #1033699 Name that blog!


something else

What something else?

Chicks dig giant robots

your face
5th-Aug-2007 12:43 pm (UTC)
See, I was going to cast a null vote just to see the results. Then I got carried away with 'sexual tactics' being a similar play to 'voting tactics' and 'games tactics'.

But now I think that'd be a sucky thing. My personaly one is mat-bowles, and I have voting as well as all the rest. I'm still not sure. Ah well.

Ultimately something that describes what you're talking about is good; a main google keyword. Secondarily, make it 'from' the author can also be effective, hence your name.

I'm off to make coffee, then I'm starting attempt 2 at an install of something...
5th-Aug-2007 01:03 pm (UTC)

You know, you're right. Real name is probably the way to go.
7th-Aug-2007 10:30 am (UTC)
Can we go for that, then? debi-linton.taktix.org? I guess I can once and for all kiss goodbye to keeping my two identities separate.
5th-Aug-2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
I am definitely too old to be drinking most of the night I had a MASSIVE headache and spent the rest of the time either in the loo reacquanting myself with my stomach or unconcious.

Never mix rose wine with cider...
5th-Aug-2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
I am bad at opinions and helpful, and lack one, but I really look forward to reading it.

If that counts for anything, because your writing and meta and social statements are always a joy.
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