Nearly that long for the first chapter of a story that came out of nowhere. Why do oneshots always turn into something else?
This is what having a fairly large (for me at least) amount of alcoholic beverage does to me: a pleasant buzz, lots of silly dancing, and a creative burst. :)
I'll likely post the outputs of said burst here at some point, but I'm feeling a bit drained and ready to sleep soon. Until then, both can be found on ff.net profile. Same name as here!
The partner, puppy, and I attended as well. The energy was amazing. An estimated three to five thousand + people came out, much higher than original predictions. Several legislators and our former mayor spoke while more protesters stood on street corners holding signs. Then we marched, flooding into the streets around Temple Square. There was chanting and songs. One of my favorites was when a three or four year old boy started a chant of “Separate Church and State”. Spirited debates with the counter-protesters. Some yelled. Some attempted to use logic. Some showed affection towards their partners. I was called a bigot by an evangelical hatemonger, but I also had enlightening, civil discourse with a young LDS woman who wanted to spread her “testimony” of peace and mutual respect.
Several hours later, I come home to see media coverage of the protest only to find that boycotts are being called for. Not for the LDS Church and it’s businesses, but for Sundance, the ski resorts, and the state of Utah as a whole! I am angered and disappointed.
The Sundance Film Festival is not owned by or affiliated with the Mormon church. The city in which it is hosted, Park City, is overwhelmingly comprised of liberal non-Mormons. As are Moab (tourist destination best known for proximity to Arches National Park) and Salt Lake City itself. When you target these places, you are hurting those who are on your side. Boycotting Sundance will have little to no effect on the LDS Church. In fact, I’m sure they’ll be glad to see it go.
If you want to hurt the LDS Church for their involvement in the passage of H8, target the Church itself. Boycott its businesses. Lists of companies owned and/or controlled by them are readily available online. Work to remove its tax-exempt status so that it’ll be treated as the business entity it truly is. But please, do not punish those of us who oppose H8 and the LDS Church itself just because we make our homes in Utah.
And remember, as so many of us chanted tonight: Love Conquers Hate.
Your result for Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test...
4% Logical, 29% Spatial, 22% Linguistic, 80% Intrapersonal, 8% Interpersonal, 45% Musical, 6% Bodily-Kinesthetic and 31% Naturalistic!
"This area has to do with introspective and self-reflective capacities. Those who are strongest in this intelligence are typically introverts and prefer to work alone. They are usually highly self-aware and capable of understanding their own emotions, goals and motivations. They often have an affinity for thought-based pursuits such as philosophy. They learn best when allowed to concentrate on the subject by themselves. There is often a high level of perfectionism associated with this intelligence.
Careers which suit those with this intelligence include philosophers, psychologists, theologians, writers and scientists." (Wikipedia)
Your Issue Profile: 80% Obama, 20% McCain
When it comes to the issues, you agree with Obama on almost everything.
Surprised? Probably not. You've had your eye on Obama for a while.
In fact, you're likely already a strong Obama supporter.
You know where your vote is going this November.
- Enter the year you graduated from high school in the search function and get the list of 100 most popular songs of that year.
- Bold the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline your favorites. Do nothing to the ones you don't remember/care about.
I don't care/haven't heard about most of these. By the time I was a senior I didn't care much about pop.
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