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Protect Insurance Companies PSA on Funnyordie It's funny but it's sad too, I think. I don't get why people are so afraid of the government reforming healthcar-as far as I'm concerned the insurance companies can go straight to hell--most of them anyway. Denying coverage for someone to have a life-saving treatment to protect their profits and bottom-line?! 

Good Orient has some reasonably priced, nice-looking Asian clothing. I like this kimono inspired dress. I like the jewelry too. Now, if only I had some money. *sighs*.

So, I'm really enjoying [personal profile] ookami_kasumi 's fanfic. You can find them easily here. I'm especially liking Kitsune bi (Donuts fic), Bound (a Natsume's Book of Friends fanfic), and Indecent Exposure (Naruto fic: Kakashi/Iruka). She really does her (I think she's a she) into Japanese myths and customs. I'm not sure familiarity with the fandoms are required for enjoyment of the stories. I'm only familiar with Naruto's source material but I enjoy all the fics I've read by her equally. She occasionally makes grammar mistakes and word substitutions (where for were) but I like her fics so much I overlook it and it's not constant. It's only occassionally.

OMG. Found this. North Carolina church plans Halloween Bible BURNING.

Marc Grizzard, of Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina, says that the first King James translation of the Bible is the only true declaration of God’s word, and that all others are “satanic”.

Pastor Grizzard said: “I believe the King James version is God’s preserved, inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God… for English-speaking people.

“We are burning books that we believe to be Satanic.”

As well as inappropriate translations from the original Hebrew and Aramaic, the pastor and his associates will be burning books by various Christian authors, as well as music of every genre.

Heretics according to this psycho include Billy Graham, Rick Warren,and even the MOTHER THERESA is a Satanic author according to this wackjob.

Is it just me or are these people insane?!?

Oh yeah, my fave bit: The book-burning is hoped to be a social event, with a barbecue laid on for attendees. It is not clear whether the meat will be grilled over the heat of burning Gospels.

Really? A social event with a barbecue? I don't know whether to laugh or scream in horror.


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Okay, so I'm late to the Merlin fandom. If you know nothing about it, all you need to know is that it's a British "modern" au retellling of King Arthur. Arthur is a prince, Uther is king, and Merlin is Arthur's manservant and the same age as Arthur. Merlin also has to hide his magic since practicing magic is against Uther's law and is punishable by death. Also? It's very slash and has it's own slash dragon. No, really, the dragon says things like the 2 of you have intertwined destinies, etc. All the time.

Anwyay, on to the recs:

Two for One by Greensliver: a retelling of the Sword in the Lake and how the Sword in Stone legend developed. Funny. I LOL'ed a couple of time reading it. I can so see that this is  how the legends developed.

"Sire, she did try to drown Merlin," Lancelot points out, which is nice; at least someone hasn't forgotten that Merlin nearly died trying to retrieve the thing. Or, all right, he didn't nearly die -- but he did inhale an awful lot of lake water, and that can't be healthy. "
Grave Mistake by kickflaw. I LOL'ed throughout the entire story.  A ghost, Blaise, awakened accidently by Merlin, haunts Merlin and makes rude, lewd remarks to him. I nearly died laughing.

“Immediately,” Blaise said, as Merlin made his way through the castle. “In his chambers. You know what that means.”

“It means that he’s a prat who can’t pour his own dinner wine. Shut up,” Merlin whispered, “please, not around Arthur. Please.”

“Why ever not? Oho! Do you like him, Merlin? Does our handsome prince get your knickers all wet?

And that’s when Merlin knew it was going to be a bad night.
Damsel in Distress by thehoyden. I LOL'ed reading this. Not the slash dragon of the tv show but another slash dragon as it turns out. Merlin's been kidnapped by a dragon. Hilarious.

The dragon insisted on spitting a small flame at the branches Merlin had gathered that evening for a fire, and he and Arthur ate bread and cheese while the dragon lolled about and made occasional comments about maybe having eaten too much.

"I told you not to eat that third cow," Arthur said heartlessly.



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