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I just posted this on twitter, but I'm going to post it here in a little bit of expanded form, and I'll probably post it on my Tumblr too, because it is something that's very important to me and I want to talk about it, Swaim it.

The fact that so many Americans, on all sides of politics, have such a terrible, misguided or just plain incorrect view of our Founding Generation and who each of them were as people is really, really swaiming depressing. That these people are so willing to trot out facts that are blurry or just plain incorrect, to use quotes out of context to propel their own personal agendas, that they are so willing to use these amazing men and women as nothing more than mere props while they ignore their incredible, fascinating, complicated stories because they are sometimes 'inconvient' to the narrative that they are trying to present to the American public just makes me incredibly and deeply sad.

I want everyone to just stop for a little bit and read some books about them all; read every book about any of them that you can get your hands on, so that you know as much as you possibly can. And then we can stop using them as props, because I think that one thing we can all definitely agree on is that they deserve much better than that, that they deserve the absolute best we can give them.

I love the Founding Generation, and I'm fascinated by them, and I think that what they accomplished is one of the great, monumental moments in human history, and that story is more than an easy place to find quips and quotes to back up whatever argument you are choosing to make that day, regardless of context or original intent. If you're going to use them as examples, know the people you're using as examples, Please God.

I just have a lot of feelings about this, about history being ignored and then misused as though it is something not worth our love, our faith and our devotion (I'm protective of history like a mother bear). And the Founders get hit with it a lot because what they did was so epic, that it seems much, much simpler to just use it without trying to understand the epic scale of what was accomplished, and the huge, complicated, fascinating and at times frustrating story of how it was accomplished. They understood that this was their legacy and their challenge to future generations, and that it opened them up to the kind of scrutiny that most of us can only imagine. Those men and women understood that the blemishes would be just as well scoured as the triumphs, and then they Swaiming did it anyway.

They deserve to be remembered properly and fully, whether you choose to love them or hate them, and they should be more than just props of empty political rhetoric.

Think about how masterfull the Declaration and the Constitution are. They said, "Here's our best. All that we ask is that you give yours in return." How amazing is that?
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Okay, end tonight's history speech. There will probably be more of these to come in the next few days, because the election is making me feel all sorts of things about history and I want to talk about them, so I will.
21st-Jul-2012 03:57 am(no subject)
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Fandom: The Newsroom
Subject: College Radio!AU (Will/Mac, Jim/Maggie)
Title: or if i am a loser
Warnings/Notes: Spoilers and lots of graphics under the cut.

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12th-Feb-2012 06:14 am(no subject)
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Welcome to DFTBA, A Gryffindor Shop that is all about not forgetting to be awesome!
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25th-Sep-2011 03:45 pm(no subject)
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Just a quick test of something. You can ignore this, as I'll delete it in a few minutes.

Seriously, it'll be gone soon.
1st-Jul-2011 04:20 pm(no subject)
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All right, so I've chosen Tom Felton as my Moist von Lipwig. He's handsome but without any distinguishing features, he has the perfect smile for Moist, and when his hair is sandy brown/dirty blonde, rather than bleached for Malfoy, he has the color hair that I've always imagined Moist with. Also, he's pretty very good looking. Pic spam, who ask? Well, why not.

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The last two photos and the last two gifs are really what makes him look like Moist to me. Also, I've picked Dianna Agron as my Sacharissa Cripslock. A gif in case you're not familiar with her. She's gorgeous and very, very sweet.
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19th-Jun-2011 03:42 am(no subject)
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Okay, so I've ranted at least once on here about how awesome Terry Pratchett's Discworld series is, and how someday, maybe, I'm going to write awesome AU high-school fic for some of the characters? Well, I haven't written any of it really, but guess what I have done? Cast two of the main characters. Yeah, my Sam Vimes and William de Worde have been picked, folks. I know you're all excited to see what I've got, so let's see here:

Matthew Lewis as Samuel Vimes:
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Matt Smith as William de Worde:
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matt smith Pictures, Images and Photos
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I'm thinking someone along the lines of Tom Felton or Chord Overstreet for Moist von Lipwig, though it'd have to be when they weren't bleach blondes, because Moist, at least in my view, is dirty blonde. Leaning a little more towards the Tom persuasion, but that spots pretty much still wide open.

So, er, if you like Discworld, enjoy my view of young Sam and young William. And if you don't... well, first, enjoy this giant pic spam I guess, and then go read TPratch's books. Right now.
5th-Jun-2011 02:36 am(no subject)
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So, you know how I'm always saying that Rob Thomas is Remus Lupin inside my head? I mean, look at the man:
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Matt Smith is a close second. Like, if Rob Thomas had never grown his hair out, then Matt Smith would be Remus Lupin inside my head:
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His range of facial expressions are so perfect for Remus in that GIF that I almost forget that Rob is Remus.
28th-Mar-2011 12:44 am(no subject)
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You know how awesome curly haired boys are? You don't? Well, you better quick go and click on that picspam I posted last night.

If you do, well, you know what's almost as awesome as curly haired boys? Boys in black and white photos. No seriously, just look at the evidence which I have placed under this cut for your viewing pleasure.

It's almost as good as yesterday's. And I just tried to spell yesterday as two words. There's something wrong with me.Collapse )
26th-Mar-2011 11:05 pm(no subject)
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YOU WANT TO CLICK THE LJ CUT. YOU REALLY DO. THERE'S ROB THOMAS, J-GROFF, TIM HUTTON AND DARREN CRISS. MORE TO COME I THINK.

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I'LL BE BACK WITH SOME MORE BEAUTIFUL, CURLY HAIRED BOYS SOON.
14th-Feb-2011 06:27 pm(no subject)
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So, me and pandancer were discussing Glee, and how awesome it would be if they did a Matchbox 20 or Counting Crows or Augustana theme episode, and how those would be the only theme episodes that I would be okay with at all. And over the past couple of episodes, since about Furt, I've been compiling a list of Counting Crows songs that I think would be good for each character. And I'm sharing them now, because as I tell you guys all the time, I am insane and should be censored at all times. But since I'm not:

Finn:Colorblind- I thought this was perfect for Finn when all the stuff was just happening with Santana and Rachel, but now that Quinn's been thrown into the mix, holy shit, it's kind of perfect. Especially if Quinn ends up going back to Sam (which I sort of hope really happens), this would be a great song for how he's confused as all hell and alone, watching everyone around him get their shit together while his is kind of breaking apart. But he still has to be the leader of the Glee club, so he's just holding everything together with his fingertips and pretending he's fine. Also, I think this song is perfect for Cory's voice, and as much as a love Cory (which is lots, cause he's adorkable), there aren't many songs that are good for his voice.

Quinn and Sam: Accidentally in Love- It is cliched as all hell and I kind of love it. Once everything with Finn (hopefully) gets sorted out, I think this would be perfect for them to sing together. Maybe Sam starts in and is all adorable like he usually is, and Quinn eventually joins in. I don't know, I just want them to be all adorable and in love and sing this song together.

Puck, Artie and Santana: Big Yellow Taxi- Because Puck and Artie could totally pull of the this-is-really-carefree-but-we're-talking-about-serious-shit-here vibe this song has, and Puck on the "Late last night" line would just be amazing. Don't even pretend it wouldn't. And Santana and maybe Brittany providing the female vocals. It could be kind of like the introduction to the theme thing, like "Only the Good Die Young" was.

Puck (and Rachel): Mr. Jones- Puck would also be the shit on this song, because he could pull of the right amount of hurt and playfulness that this song has, and maybe he could duet with Rachel, maybe about getting out of Ohio and making it big. And he could be all, "Oh, Berry's in to me." And then Rachel, could be all "I don't need a man right now, plus, you're with Lauren now." And he'd be all "Shit, you're right." And this one damn song just created a whole bunch of plot.

Kurt and Blaine: Hanging Around- Just a fun, upbeat song for Blaine and Kurt to sing together, because they need more songs to sing together, and maybe, walk around downtown or something. Just how it's okay for them to be friends and hang around. And also, I need to see Darren Criss sing this song.

Kurt and Karofsky: Round Here- Because isn't that first verse just perfect for Karofsky? And Kurt could join on the short little chorus and take the second verse, and maybe it's a little bit about them coming to understand the other just a little. And the third verse would be kind of perfect for them both, and this song is just kind of perfect. And we know Max Adler can sing, he was a big show choir kid in high school, and I think this would be awesome for both of them. Maybe on a rainy day, Kurt at Dalton and Karofsky at McKinley, both trying to just figure everything out. This would could take place on either side of Hanging Around, but I think I prefer it after, like Kurt's living in one place in this world with Dalton and Blaine, but he certainly hasn't forgotten that old world.

Group: A Long December- I want this as the final group number. I don't really care whose singing where, but I kind of want Mercedes on this one, because I couldn't find any songs that really fit her otherwise, but other than that, maybe Finn and Puck are the best candidates. But I think this would be an awesome, slow group finish to kind of an emotional episode, with clips of Karofsky and Kurt/Blaine throughout, Fade to Black and all.

And on that note, could I just take a second to talk about how awesome Max Adler is? BECAUSE HE'S REALLY FUCKING AWESOME. He's really just like a big teddy bear in life, or at least what I've seen of him is, and he's adorable, AND HIS STORY LINE THIS SEASON HAS BEEN AMAZING, AND HE HAS DONE A FUCKING AMAZING JOB WITH IT. WHENEVER HE AND CHRIS-CO ARE IN A SCENE TOGETHER, I'M ALWAYS LIKE "IS THERE A FUCKING EPIC AWARD WE CAN GIVE THESE TWO RIGHT NOW? BECAUSE THEY ARE GODDAMN AMAZING." It makes me happy that there are young actors like them out there.
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