This is Halloween

I am a bad Australian, no no, it’s true.

I LOVE Halloween!

I am also really desperate to write about something fun, I’m done with dumbasses over the last couple of days.

I try to make Halloween more like a Pagan festival. I enjoy the Celtic Paganism. The Halloween, America, is loosely based off the Celtic pagan festival called Samhain (pronounced “SAH- wane”). That’s get debated every single year. Let’s be honest. A lot of belief and religious systems are based off of each other.

I would love to hear if you celebrate Halloween or Samhain. If you have any traditions. Are you over America?lol

What I love the most about Samhain, is that belief October 31st is the thinnest part between this world and the “afterworld”. I know that those who have past are always with me, but I always look out a little bit more ~.^ Haha

If you’re not okay, hug a teddy <3

I have rewritten this post about 3 times now, lol. That is okay. Stuff is happening and things change.

It’s weird to think we have now entered a world without Queen Elizabeth the II in it. It just really is, lol.

On top of which, if you’re not feeling great. How about out some vulnerable people, who do a lot of good work for the LGBT community!

Appeal “LGB Alliance’s” charity status

by Good Law Project

Everyone should have a teddy bear to hug, it’s just so happens, that I have one or two … lol Clearly I have more, lol

I have a … couple, lol

Thursday Theories … Fiction and Ideology

ideology

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noun

  1. 1.a system of ideas and ideals, especially one which forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy.”the ideology of democracy” Similar: beliefs ideas ideals principles doctrine creed credo teaching dogma theory canon(s)conviction(s)persuasion

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Premiere Draws 25 Million Global Viewers in First Day, Amazon Says

I am becoming concerned people about people using the word “ideology”, when talking about Fiction in particular.

Someone, white, said to me recently that I don’t understand because they had Emma Watson to play the part of Belle and not a black girl. Which is such bullshit, lol. I know that part of the reason I relate to Belle’s Disney, is because I “look” like her (honestly though, who looks like a Disney character). The biggest reason I adore Belle though, is because of her kindness and her reading! She didn’t just fall for Gaston. That doesn’t change if someone played her, and is a black person.

When it comes to works of fiction and being transferred onto the big screen. I don’t care who plays who.

Fiction is fiction, it is literally for anyone and everyone. We’re in 2022 people! Just because the other people want to go backwards, doesn’t mean we have too!

Tolkien did not finish off both “The Silmarillion” and “Beren and Lúthien” These were finished off by his son, Christopher. Christopher was the reason that a lot of his father’s work couldn’t actually take place. Including the films with Peter Jackson. I actually don’t like Beren and Lúthien because of Christopher. I felt like Christopher was writing FOR his father.

Why The ‘LotR: Rings Of Power’ Isn’t Based On A Book Tolkien Wrote ; Abe Apfel 

What concerns me is when people start talking about things like diversity, and not on the good way.

As a reminder, JRR Tolkien wrote LotR in stages between 1937 and 1949. This was a time that being gay was still illegal and people of colour, did not have rights. So in 2022, if Tolkien had a problem with POC or LGBT+ people playing characters in Middle Earth, I wouldn’t be interested. He’d just be another white bigot. Just like a lot of people talking about their “problems” with the diversity in the series.

We ultimately don’t know what Tolkien thought of Diversity, in any form. It seems he was pretty okay with diversity. As white people we NEED to STOP whining about having fictional characters as POC. It’s outdated and gross. It’s 2022 people! From what I’ve read about Tolkien, I don’t think he was ever intentionally racist . I think, for that time, he was could see there was a problem.

What this comes to do is wanting to keep the Rings of Power, with a whole white cast, that IS an ideology. Wanting to keeping something 100% to the source material IS an ideology. That is a problem in 2022. Now guaranteed, I would have really like to have seen a female dwarf with a beard, that would have made such an impact at the moment. However, it’s still “Hollywood”. It’s also though one of the reasons I don’t think Tolkien would ultimately have a problem with the “Rings of Power”.

Quiet honestly with you all. Hearing people complaining about the Elves in Ring of Power being POC. Is no different to people complaining about Hermione or Ariel (the Little Mermaid) being black. I don’t think Tolkien or Andersen were being intentionally racist. They WERE European and white. They are also long dead. We are now in 2022. If you are NOW complaining about it, that is racism. That is an ideology.

The list below are all ideologies and as you can see they are not all woke, either.

  • Trumpism
  • Racism/White Supremacy
  • Transphobia
  • Rowling…ism lol

Liz Truss, Rishi Sunak, Ted Cruz, “Governor” Di Santis are right wing ideologists. Being left and woke doesn’t automatically make someone an ideologists. Just like being right wing can make you an ideologist.

Fathers Day (Australia) … Why Mufasa Rules!

As some of you probably know of my issues with my Father, at the moment. So I am not really in the mood to celebrate. I sent him a card with a picture of his parents and reminded him of how much he has turned into his father. Oh, he’s going to hate it, haha. He has though, he has turned into his own Father, well I am not about to let that happen to me.

That’s the other odd thing about my Dad’s side. When both of their parents had passed away, I was given all the photos that they had of their parents. I was about 18 at the time. I know they were both quiet terrible parents, so why would I want them? Why not just get rid of them. Or give them out equally to all the grand children? Like all the other grandkids got money, I got all the photos, lol. My brother and I were the only grand children to ever visit them.

They’re odd, lol

Anyway, I wanted to write about my favourite “Dad”.

The biggest reason why I adore Mufasa, is because, as he says “He doesn’t go looking for trouble” and that he’s “only brave when he has to be”. I like this. I know good dads and I know a lot of deadbeat Dads, unfortunately. I can only really speak for myself though. I keep hoping that for the other people who have deadbeat dads out there. That they have at least one positive male influence in their life. That makes such a world of difference. I was lucky in that respect, I had a few.

I was even luckier, to have had a great, great-grandfather. Who, even in death, still influences me, without me even knowing it.

Gonna do it…lol

This doesn’t really have anything to do with the post from the other day, lol. I guess though, in some ways it does as well.

We ALL know how Trump says things that we know are not true, just like the same with Rowling. You know, at least Trump is honesty with his badness. Like he’s not saying “Oh, I didn’t mean it like” Which Rowling does ALL the time. Just like Trump though, she also acts. How can I explain it. Trump Supporters will always overwhelming say that they want Democracy. However, it’s not actual Democracy, it’s just Trump type Democracy, it’s not true Democracy.

Rowling is kind of the same, in that whatever she says, her cults believes. She’s writing a book that’s about an author, whose criticised online and then get murdered … But she wants us to believe that it has nothing to do with the trans outrage.

How STUPID, does she think we are? That’s the dangerous thing about both Trump and Rowling, they both know that their followers will believe ANYTHING they say. So Rowling says “Oh, it has nothing to do with what’s happening now” Her cult followers will say to us “But she said it had nothing to do with it”

Oh, you just “came up” with that idea all by yourself then?

The reason for my blog though?

When I first saw that news article, I got SO angry. For those who don’t follow the anti-trans ideology, you know, be human. know perfectly well what she’s trying to do. My idea? Too write to bookshops in my state, and not ask them to ban it. That would never happen anyway. Just to consider though, maybe not advertising it *that* much? The book world deserves better than Rowling, it just truly does.

There are so many rumours that she stole a lot of HP from another author. Which is probably why she always “gives in” too fan theories. Dumbledore being gay, never mentioned in her books. That only came about when it became a popular idea. It’s also why I absolutely think she purposely wrote the Goblins working in a bank, so not original.

I will absolutely be polite and I am also going to present it with some facts. I’ve just never done something like this before. I would LOVE some advice, if anyone here has ever done something like that before?

I also only found today that the author who is murdered, is accused of being transphobic.

What a day!

Have you ever had a day where you just one moment, you’re just up and then you’re down, and then you’re up and down and shake it all about.

When I woke up yesterday morning, I was looking at the fashions of the VMA awards, enjoying them and then “bop” Depp made an appearance and said something like “I’m available for parties, barbecues” blah blah…Ewwwwwwwwwwww, that’s what a bunch of young people want. A creepy old man who wants to have sex with corpses and put out naked pictures of his now ex-wife” hovering above them. Looking for his new girlfriend. Honestly, I think America is just a different planet. But then again, maybe the young girls of America don’t even like him. It could just be the media.

But then the best news came in…

Chris Dawson.

Chris Dawson found guilty of murdering ex-wife Lynette in The Teacher’s Pet trial: as it happened

Then I became sad again, as you might see above why. When Lynette Dawson “disappeared” she “left behind two young daughters. Who would probably be about 40ish now. So for a moment, I wanted to cry at work when I found out, but then I wanted to cry for different reasons after I thought about it.

Then I went up again and DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMNNNNN Taylor Swift, I love your burns. You know if I was an artist, I would probably do all the little Easter eggs and subtle hints as well. I am so happy for her! For YEARS West AND the Kardashians hounded that girl, and for what? Because HE made himself look a total moron.

Taylor Swift fans believe her MTV VMAs look was a reference to infamous Kanye West feud

Is it just me?

Or are people getting stupider on social media, if that is indeed, possible, haha.

I’ve written about a couple of things that happened over the weekend, on here. The stupidity just honestly never seemed to end.

I totally was empathetic and understood about people being upset. What I didn’t understand was the whole saying something stupid, even if you’re upset and then refusing to admit that you probably shouldn’t have said it. Instead of being an adult, being all “Well, my feelings are hurt”.

Like you know how, when you’re upset and you say something stupid. It use to be that you’d apoligise, but these days, people will lash out and then their little social media minions will sit there and attack with you. For example, I follow a lot of different animal rescues accounts, wombats being one of them. So this account I follow, was upset that they couldn’t find this wombat and this person, I felt was just pointing out that it is all “doom and gloom”. Because, well it is.

Well, the account holder had a go and then all these other people, had a go. Calling the person a “troll” and other things that stupid people call others. I popped in and said “Well, I think they were agreeing with you”. How doom and gloom the situation was, because, well it is.

Are you seeing these things also?

Wombats are not pets

Book Lovers Day

How do you celebrate National Book Lovers Day?

Originally these documents were made on parchment or vellum (calf skin, in case there’s some question) that was then bound tightly with a wooden cover. Often the wooden cover was tightly wrapped in leather to prevent the wood from getting wet and had clasps or straps to hold it shut. In Eastern cultures, carved wooden blocks were used with ink to print out texts on cloth, as early as 220 AD.

Today, we don’t have to read just on calf skin, we can now read on electronic devices.

2100 BC

First book is written 

Known as The Epic of Gilgamesh, this book is a mythical interpretation of a political figure, surviving as a collection of poems

I am probably just going too tuck myself into bed with my Kobo, and read my books on there. I think I am going to be tired to really celebrate it. I just haven’t slept well the last couple of nights. I might even fall asleep before I even get around to reading anything, lol

A pet peeve

It was recently a certain author’s birthday. Which working through my issues with her, I don’t mind people who want to “play” with HP stuff. I don’t have to have anything to do with it, but it means something to others.

However, what still pisses me off, if some ‘moron’ will say something oh and here comes the hateful comments calling her a TERF. She isn’t just a TERF, she is QUEEN TERF OF THE TERF CULT.

Her words were used to create anti-trans Laws in the US, which then lead to the dismantling of other bodily autonomy Laws like Roe v Wade. Not at any point has she said how disgusting that is, and how she didn’t mean that. Because she totally means it. A lot of people who say that they don’t like Trump, actually align with him now. Rowling surrounds herself with anti-abortion and anti-LGBT people. I mean for pete sake, Putin defended her!!!

Let’s be honest, her past was sketchy at best. Just because people didn’t want to see it, doesn’t mean it wasn’t there.

She isn’t just a TERF, she’s Queen TERF of the TERF cult.

Damage

I am writing this to find out more about what you all think.

One thing that continually disturbs me about a lot of Rowling cult, is the insistence. That if you liked HP as a child, or even as an adult, then you are obligated to defend her. The out right disturbing harassment of Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe. With grown adults saying these individual adults, OWE Rowling, because she gave them their careers.

It disturbs me, because a lot of these people have kids. How many of these “adults” think they’re children OWE them something? How many of these “parents” think their children owe them unquestioning alliance, like my Dad does. How many of these “parents” think their children are THEIR property. I’m nearly 40, and I am only really NOW standing up to my Dad. That’s a long time, really it’s pretty much half of my life.

Hopefully I live to 100, but I doubt it, lol