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As most of us Torchwood fans know, next week the 3rd season of Torchwood, a five part mini-series called Children of Earth will go on air, much to our delight, happiness and glory because Dude... there has not been new canon in a long, loooong time (I do not include the novels and audio books).

If you recall, the BBC produced a Torchwood Radio Play called Lost Souls to coincide with the day the Large Hadron Collider was switched on, on the 10th of September 2008.

The BBC are just that geeky.

Any way. Because of Lost Souls popularity, the BBC produced three more Torchwood Radio Plays - BBC Radio 4. They are going to be transmitted one day after the other - Today, Tomorrow and Friday.

Now, I can listen to them just fine, because BBC Radio is like any other online radio station. However... I cannot download the plays as I do not live in the UK.

So, I was wondering... if one of my frieds who lives in the UK would download it and then share the file in Megaupload or YouSendit or some other file share website.

I would be eternally grateful. If that doesn't happen, no worries, but I'd really, really appreciate it.

I downloaded it just fine! :D

Thanks you in advance for indulging this crazy, crazy person... I dunno how I'm going to be able to watch the actual mini-series as I do not in fact have any download capabilities and I don't trust myself with torrents.
Yeah, yeah, Luddite me, blah blah.

Today there is new Torchwood.
I'm happy.

And now, back to reading boring things.


Sep. 24th, 2008 01:01 pm
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No More Classes!
No More Books!
No More Teacher's Dirty Looks!*

*No offense meant to any educators on my f-list or those who read my LJ... you know I love you guys!

Also, don't ask me how it went, I don't want to think about this anymore. I'm starting my second year and this one is over.
November here I come!

"Free" by VAST

it's time to laugh it's time to cry
it's time to be what you need to be
it won't be long 'til they are gone
and we can be what we want to be
i wanna run from everything
everything that holds me down
nothing to win nothing to lose
you can't tell me what to do anymore
you can't tell me what to do anymore
now i'm free
now i'm free
now i'm free
i'm gonna run
i'm gonna win
i'm gonna do what i need to do
'cause it's time to be what I need to be
it's time to be what i need to be
you can't tell me what to do anymore
you can't tell me what to do anymore
now i'm free
now i'm free
now i'm free
oh yeah
i want to hold air in my hand
own the one thing you can't buy
nothing to win nothing to lose
it's time to be what i need to be
i'm gonna run from everything
everything that holds me down
nothing to win nothing to lose
it's time to be what i need to be
you can't tell me what to do anymore
you can't tell me what to do anymore
now i'm free
now i'm free
now i'm free
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How was everyone's first day back at school?
Teachers, I hope the little shits didn't give you too much trouble.
Pupils, I hope those authoritarian fascists didn't give you a hard time.

Me? Oh, no. I'm neither teacher nor pupil.
My school starts in November, which is still a long way off to go.
I still have three papers to write and my last make up exam is on the 25th of September... yes, that's when I'll be done with the Hell that this year has been.
But what do I have to complain about? It's still summer and I even managed to get into a bathing suit this year - I know, shocking.

Here's to a new school year!

And hey, any of you who is near/in Gustav, my thoughts are with you - fuck that government.
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Earlier this month Israeli Palestinian Hussam Dwayat went berserk on a tractor, killing three and wounding dozens.

Bulldozers seem to be the current trend in attacks against Israeli's in urban areas.
Yes, another attack in Jerusalem, though thankfully the man on the rampage didn't succeed in killing anyone (though there more than a dozen injured) - the man driving the bulldozer was shot dead and at this time his identity is not known other than that he was male.

My family in Jerusalem are fine and safe and like before, I'm damn lucky they were not in the wrong place at the wrong time.

We'll see if any organization takes responsibility, or if this is another solo "artist" going his own way opposing the Occupation, or just a nut case which no one seems to believe exist in certain populations.

I might not have time to bring you updates, I'm taking a break from studying and will be returning to it very soon.

Related to this is the story of the shooting of a detainee by an IDF soldier while his superior officer looked on, in the West Bank village on Nil'in. The village has been on the News over the past month due to the protests against the building of the Separation Fence which has systematically expropriating land in the vicinity and owned by the people in Nil'in.
If you don't know what I'm talking about please read the following stories as they should give a large, if incomplete picture of what exactly went on in this incident:
Israeli soldier shoots restrained Palestinian at close range
Israel probes 'detainee shooting'
Barak condemns detainee shooting
And related to this incident - Israel fears scathing U.S. report on its West Bank policies

Remember kids, nothing comes from no where and we don't live in a vacuum.

I'm not saying that each incident is directly related by any degree of causality, but these are happenings that can be seen as correlating within the shitty context that is life in this Hell-hole.
This Hell-hole that I love and hope manages to stop bleeding all the time.

Edited to add two things: #1 The bulldozer driver has been identified as Ghassan Abu Tir.

And #2 the soldier who shot the detained Palestinian returned to his unit. I hope they court-marshal the commanding officer that gave the order.
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Three tests down, four to go.
Though technically two, seeing as I'm retaking two tests in the second semester, but who cares right?! I just want to get it over with.
I now have a chance to catch up on all the reading I didn't do for Uni during the semster, that is the novels and essays which are probably crucial for the second semester, which I, in a bout of uncontrollable procrastination... procrastinated upon.

Not a good idea.

On the other hand, I spent most of yesterday watching various Eddie Izzard sketches and Achmed the Dead Terrorist, who is much, funnier than Walter by the way. He also inspired me to create an icon, which shall be used at times I find things to be very, very silly (or stupid, or just plain infuriating) indeed.
To much Izzard I must say, he's rubbing of on me.

So Pesach, yeah.
End of Hebrew Slavery, freedom, eating constipation inducing food.
Lovely time of year, innit?

We'll be doing the Seder at my sister's in-laws this year, seeing as both parental units will be away. Wine and veggie kneydlach soup.
There will also be the reading of stories, singing, interpretations of said stories and song, hopefully Robbie and I can hijack the singing and get it over with as quickly as possible and that we can skip over all the songs that talk about how GD is great. I'd rather hear about how with shrewd planning and cunning three siblings managed to create such a panic on the Nile that Pharaoh thought to himself - Dude, these Jews are just not worth the effort.
'Course who else are going to be the Plebs in Egypt if not those crazy Hebrew Fuckers (who until Moses came along, were actually Henotheists) who believe in this One True GD nonsense, I mean really.

One of the things found on the Seder table is a plate on which is placed food items symbolic of the Holiday like a chicken leg or neck which symbolises the sacrifice at the Temple (of which remains only the Western Wall and a bunch of silly religious edicts which mark a Cohen as different from the rest of the Jewish people) and bitter herbs for, you know, the bitterness of our existence and all the bitching.

I'm being glib, but all these are fascinating symbols and they can all mean different things to different families, not just the Tribal meaning.
What I like about Pesach is how it's a Holiday that it's meaning is also very modern. I mean I can't think of other Holidays which is basically says "Oppression is Bad, Freedom is Good and it must be Universal".

Pretty neat.

One of the things that have yet to trickle into Israel from the Diaspora (or if it has it's hasn't even registered on the mainstream) is the presence of new Traditions, like Miriam's cup or the adding of an orange and/or olive to the Seder plate.
I'm thinking of suggesting it, maybe update Pesach a bit, make it a bit more actual.
Tradition is meant to symbolise the meanings of Holidays and if Holidays lack meaning, what are they good for then - eating and drinking into a stupor?
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[ profile] morin for the WIN!!!

Two tests down, five to go.
Yes, I'm groaning in despair, but all will be well, I have plenty of time to study for them all in fact. The two exams I had this week went really well (at least I'm feeling confidant) and I'm having a really fun time just vegging on the campus grounds after the exams with my peeps.

But I have something to look forward to, not only the end of exams, but also the fact that I'm going to South Africa for the first time since I was nine years old.
GD that's a long time, I mean I've seen my extended family since, but certainly not as much as in the first decade of life.
My Granny is turning 90 (tfu-tfu-tfu and spins around three times while knocking on wood) and Daddy (her son) and Mummy thought it would be a good idea for me to represent the Israeli contingent of her very far flung family.
Not only would it be excellent to see Granny (who I haven't seen in two years), it will be really great to get back in touch with my cousins with whom I'm not so close, seeing as the last time I saw them was at least five years ago if not more.

It's more than a month away and I'll not be in Israel for my B-Day (I'm only a few days after Granny), but I'll be sure to mention it at the time, if I have access to Internet, which shouldn't be a problem... maybe I'll take Frida with me.

Another good thing about being away on the specific dates is that I'll be missing weeks between Independance Day and the Nakba Commemoration Day, which are sure to be, um, quite charged.
60 years may not seem like a long time compared with countries with triple digits, but you know, thing are intense...

Anyway, that's what I had to say - more tests, going over-seas, intense national atmosphere and hopefully by the time I come back and am 23 things will be back to "normal", though I doubt it.
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Well, I have my first University test. Ever. This morning.
It went fairly well, nothing like previous tests I acquired for practice suggested it would be, which in a way was better. This test was Intro to Ethics (interesting, obviously, but also a bit boring because went from Plato to Kant and didn't get to JS Mill or Nietzsche, because of the strike) and instead of giving us a question which was: "here is principle what does philosopher A say about it and what does philosopher B say about it? Compare.
That's easy.
We got questions about Subjectivism and Relativism and about Reason between Plato and Kant. So we actually had to think, which is something I do indeed love to do.
Hopefully my thoughts made sense on the paper.
I certainly took my time, two and a half hours and I left with only fifteen minutes to spare.
This is, by the way, my first exam since I matriculated five years ago (the Psychometric doesn't count, and in any event I also did it three years ago).

Ink Blot Test )

Ummm, it's fairly me. Yeah, I'd say it's me. Pretentiousness and all ;P
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End of Semester (technically yesterday and actually on Sunday, since I have a make up class).
Monday is my first exam.
Yeah, I know what am I doing blogging? It's called procrastinating - of which I am the champion.

Just wanted to let you all know that I'll be updating very sporadically over the next month, ao not to worry.

That is, if you care enough ;)

See you all on the flip side.


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June 2015

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.


-"V for Vendetta"


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