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Jeffrey Thomas has redone the Disney princesses in a goth, undead, zombie style. Aurora's a vampire?! Cinderella's a scarecrow? They're dark and the images are intriguing, well, to me anyway. Comics Alliance has resized a few of the pics that JT has done so that their easier to see but fit on your screen so that  you don't have to do as much clicking. JT's big pics are really big.  He's even got a Captain Jack Sparrow version.

...................I kinda want to write fanfic for them..........OMG........

Anti-war activist's works banned at Guantanamo's prison camp
From the article: Professor Noam Chomsky may be among America's most enduring anti-war activists. But the leftist intellectual's anthology of post 9/11 commentary is taboo at Guantánamo's prison camp library, which offers books and videos on Harry Potter, World Cup soccer and Islam...... DeWalt said "force protection reasons'' barred him from explaining why any title or author was banned but said as of this week there were no Chomsky works of any type at the Guantánamo library in any language.

Ooooooookay. Really. The comments say it all.

ROFLMAO. [livejournal.com profile] fleshflutter wrote the funniest fic that I think I've ever read. The incestuous courtship of the antichrist's bride.  Nose cola warning. Don't say I didn't warn ya. :-)   It's Sam/Dean and-and-and-------it's hilarious. Even if not a fan of Supernatural or the pairing, I think it's worth reading it's so funny. I don't think enjoying the fic is  really dependent on having knowledge of the show although I am a fan of the show so it's hard to tell. I do think it may be funnier if you are familiar with the show but it's still funny without that. Sam's trying to become the Antichrist in order to stop the Apocalypse and it trying to choose the path that will cause the least damage/death. Sam goes to visit Lucifer and accidentally gets engaged to Dean and thus is following the path of the Sacred Whore Consort, which involves him marrying Dean. Excerpts below:

The Brotherhood of the Stolen Eyes was the first church to spring up in Sam's name. It's since been followed by the Cult of the Shadow King and the Order of Lost Souls, the latter being a splinter group of the Brotherhood, created to accommodate the worshipping needs of those who already had World of Warcraft on Tuesday evenings.
Tentatively, he puts his fingertips on one of Dean's asscheeks and his thumb on the other, and spreads Dean's ass open to reveal the tiny, dusky pink hole. It's really very small, and Sam doesn't want to brag about how well endowed he is, and all the gay porn websites assure him he'll be amazed by how stretchy the muscle is, but he is now genuinely concerned about fitting himself inside of Dean. There will be blood and pain and possibly 'never getting back out again' drama, and maybe this is why it's a suitable act for getting the gates to Hell open.
"That's a finger, Dean. That's one single finger." Obviously, the next step is 'two fingers'. And then 'scissoring'; Sam has read plenty of instructional websites and they are very clear: one finger, two finger, scissoring. After much more reading, he is also fairly sure now that 'scissoring' refers to the motion he makes with his fingers, and is not an instruction to insert a pair up Dean's ass.

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Here's a believe it or not. Banned Books, Chapter 2 by Michael Alison Chandler is about Focus on the Family religious fanatics who want to get books that are against homosexuality into libraries. Because the libraries don't want to carry these days, these religious nuts are saying they are being discriminated against even though these books are not reputable books (they are put out by religious publishers, they have no level of scholarship or research in them, and they are merely faith-based diatribes against gays and lesbians). Gee, I wonder why a librarian doesn't want hate speech in their library?! There won't be any of that crap in my library either I can assure you. They say libraries are "pro_homosexuality" because they carry books like And Tango Makes Three (gay penguins raise chick) and because they carry books saying homosexuality is genetic/determined at birth instead of it being the choice that it is. Dear God. I guess animals make a conscious choice to be gay, huh? Instead of it being genetic. So, those penguins woke up one day and said I'll be gay now. Morons. Why does being religous mean so many people lose their freakin' minds?!

A large part of the reason why I dislike (really, truly dislike religion, especially organized religion) is because of religion's emphasis on making people hate/dislike/discriminate against other people (homosexuality is preached against as are scientists and women are just supposed to obey their husbands, etc.). Why I can't the Christian God? Well, according to his leaders (priests, preachers, etc.) and his flock (people who actually believe the septic words his leaders spew: God is a homophobe (he's against homosexuals), racist (white race is superior and other races inferior (past and present (yes I've heard this in the present), anti-fun (no dancing! leads to sex! alcohol is evil! (not that I drink)) and sexist (women must obey men). I don't like these qualities in the people I know and I like them even less in the God I'm "supposed" to worship. Boy, I hate living in the Bible belt. I really do think I don't have the "faith gene".

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Sweeping questions by Ronald F. Maxwell talks about censorship and banned books. He talks about Sarah Palin and the pastor from Kenya who prayed over her when she ran for governor of Alasks. That part gave me chills. This pastor persecuted a woman, Mama Jane, in Kiambu, Kenya and called her a witch and said she was responsible for the town's ills, which turned the town against her and lead to her home being raided by local police. I have no words.

He also talks about the fact women are still being hunted and burned as witches in various parts of the world, which really surprised and shocked me. I mean, I know about how horribly women are treated around the world (genital mutilation, rape (Darfur, etc.), etc.) but the fact that women are still being killed as witches......again I have no words. On the other hand, I'm not really surprised by it since so much of the world still believes in one god, one way (Christianity, etc.). I'm not religious at all. I tend to waver between some kind of belief and being agnostic. My idea of god though is one who loves everyone and who is willing to accept all no matter how he is worshipped (pagan, Christian, Muslim, etc.). As far as I'm concerned, people who worship the goddess (Diana, etc.) or the god (Jehovah, etc.) are merely following different paths to the same end (they are merely worshipping different aspects of the same entity). Yeah, I'm probably going to hell for that one.  :-) 

Of course he also talks about censorship and the suppression of ideas and wonders if Sarah Palin who have had the library censor books if Palin hadn't gotten a no from the librarian on the possibility of censoring books. He also talks about books that had been burned/banned by Hitler and other dictators. It's an interesting read.


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