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nghthwk8
28 May 2017 @ 05:17 pm
It must be years since I last updated this thing. I read but don't add anything and if these new TOC effect much of my reading habits I'll have to figure out where everyone else goes. Any ideas where the general population is hinting that they will migrate to?
 
 
nghthwk8
06 May 2011 @ 02:08 pm
Just a drabble because I think they may be deleting the journal. I've tried to validate the email but when I go to find the email link to do the additional step, I can't find it.
 
 
nghthwk8
23 February 2011 @ 12:51 am
Not that anyone cares, but to make sure this isn't disabled or anything, I'm posting. I'm alive! I'm alive!
 
 
nghthwk8
07 August 2009 @ 09:57 am
I did learn some interesting facts from shark week. 1. Bull sharks, though not the biggest sharks out there by any means, is considered the most dangerous because (a) so aggressive--they have most testerone than any creature on earth; (b) they can live in both salt and fresh/mixture (for an extended time and often it is where the babies seek shelter and grow for a time) water; (c) live in areas throughout the world, etc.; 2. I knew about the 1916 shark deaths but I didn't know that most people believed that sharks were harmless to humans, even if they were huge. Interesting point of the special was that the experts had such a hard time accepting sharks were responsible. In some ways, I wish we had that attitude now. Because of that one attack, and some later, the overall public has such a nasty and overwhelming unrealistic fear of sharks as man-eaters. Even with sharks that will occasionally kill or attack humans (given certain circumstances) they won't usually.

You have to be educated before diving into the ocean. You are entering their environment; you are the alien--not master of the universe. We kill lots more of them than they kill us.

Enough ranting.
 
 
nghthwk8
07 August 2009 @ 09:35 am
Shark Week! This is the first time I've actually watched much during this week and I have conflicting feelings about the programs they broadcast. Some of the time they present a conservation paradigm of sharks but so many of the shows focus on shark attacks on humans, etc. I know that they make mention that the attacks by sharks are unusual, the people are in shark environment acting particularly enticing, etc. but in comparison to the time they focus on the aspects of the attack, the aggressiveness of the sharks and the recovery of the victim is not much. The residual impression is about the viciousness of sharks not, usually, the amount of sharks humans kill every year, the importance to the environment, and their aggressiveness is overrated. Don't get me wrong, these are wild animals who have a record of attacking or killing human beings, and can be quite aggressive. Not to respective them is stupid. Anyways, we kill exponentially far more sharks than they kill us.
 
 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
 
 
 
nghthwk8
12 July 2009 @ 05:23 pm
I rarely read RP stories and not quite sure what the attraction is. I will admit I've been addicted to Supernatural since the beginning and the fandom but why are so many stories RPs? Most of these stories are AU and probably OC because how can you tell if they are true to the real person even if the writer follows them in all types of media? People like to believe they know the actors but they don't really or at least not totally because public appearance are artificial. What is even the point of RPS in AUs? In most cases, the writer is making so much up they may as well use the characters. Don't get me wrong, I've read some AU RPS that were good but I think of them as much as the characters in the show AUs as RPS, even if I may recognize some characteristics that are similar to what I know of the actors.

Anyways, what is the appeal in some fandoms of the RPS?
 
 
nghthwk8
03 July 2009 @ 02:29 pm
We have the English weather and they have ours. Too many days of gray or rainy weather. I mean the worst in 100+ years.

I really hoped that GB would finally have a gentleman player in the finals but not this year. Good luck to Federer and of course to the Williams sisters.
 
 
nghthwk8
I totally don't expect anyone to respond to these entries. Actually, I have never looked to see if someone did, if so I'm sorry that I didn't respond.

Actually, I'm in the middle of trying to find some of the more obscure boys and girls series of the 19th and 20th century, particularly adventure and mysteries series. I know about Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins, Betty Gordon, Ruth Fielding, Trixie Belden, Tom Swift, Beverly Gray, Three Investigators, Kay Tracy, Dana Girls, Judy Bolton, Connie Blair, Rick Brant, Happy Hollisters, Mercer Boys... Any more out there that I should be aware of?
 
 
nghthwk8
21 May 2009 @ 02:17 pm
Even though I love winter, I'm more than ready for some summer weather. There hasn't been much of a spring, going back and forth between hot and cold weather here but maybe things will even out. I won't mind wearing some shorts, particularly if I can be consistent with my workout routine.
 
 
nghthwk8
10 December 2008 @ 10:09 am
I really wish there was some snow on the ground. Nothing like that for some Christmas spirit. A cheap present too but so difficult to order it.