miss_s_b: (Self: Profile)
2010-05-21 12:17 am
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Introduction & Comment policy

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2015-01-22 09:00 am

The Blood is The Life 22-01-2015

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2015-01-21 09:00 am

The Blood is The Life 21-01-2015

miss_s_b: (Fangirling: Lee)
2015-01-20 11:39 pm
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A very serious poll about @hammerfilms Dracula movies

Poll #16373 Hammer Dracula Deaths
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 13

Which is the most ridiculous hammer Dracula death?

Burnt by daylight after Peter Cushing leaps for the conveniently placed Curtains of Doom (Dracula - 1958)
2 (15.4%)

Running Water in an icy moat (Dracula Prince of Darkness)
0 (0.0%)

Being impaled on a massive pointy cross (Dracula Has Risen From The Grave)
1 (7.7%)

Hallucinating a church service after seeing a couple of crucifixes (Taste the Blood of Dracula)
5 (38.5%)

Being struck by extremely convenient lightning (Scars of Dracula)
0 (0.0%)

Impaled on a cartwheel (Dracula AD1972)
1 (7.7%)

Falling into a grave full of spikes and being whacked with a shovel (Dracula AD1972 again)
0 (0.0%)

Trying to walk through a hawthorn bush, getting stuck, staked, and having his ring blown through by The Cush (Satanic Rites of Dracula)
4 (30.8%)

Tripping up and falling onto the pointier end of The Cush's spear (The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires)
0 (0.0%)

Myself, I'm going to find this one REALLY hard to answer, but I love them all. Except maybe Scars, which has too much Dennis Waterman & not enough not-Dennis-Waterman
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2015-01-18 09:00 am

The Blood is The Life 18-01-2015

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2015-01-17 09:00 am

The Blood is The Life 17-01-2015

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2015-01-15 09:00 am

The Blood is The Life 15-01-2015

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2015-01-14 09:00 am

The Blood is The Life 14-01-2015

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2015-01-13 09:00 am

The Blood is The Life 13-01-2015

miss_s_b: (Mood: Brain Hurts)
2015-01-12 03:12 pm
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A Genuine Question to Games Devs

Why is it that in most games you can't choose who you are going to be? I mean, the games I remember fondly from mumblemumble years ago when I was at uni, you were either a disembodied hand (possibly with some kind of weapon in it) or you could choose who you were going to be. Why doesn't this happen any more?

Because all this "men will only buy games with male protagonists" vs "we need more diverse protagonists" crap could be sorted out if games just allowed you to choose who you were playing, surely?

Would it add all THAT much extra time to development to have one male actor and one female actor record the lines your character says (if necessary - a lot of protagonists don't speak at all, from what I've seen), and to make characters customisable?

I mean, clearly I'm missing SOMETHING...
miss_s_b: (feminist heroes: Sarah Jane Smith)
2015-01-10 10:38 am
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Things I, as a white atheist-of-Christian-stock, need to apologise for

So various people are saying that all Muslims need to apologise for the Charlie Hebdo attacks, despite the fact that one of the first victims was a Muslim, and most Muslims are peaceful and many have condemned the attacks as unIslamic. Well, if we're in the business of making people apologise for things that are nothing to do with them but vaguely in the same demographic, here are some things I feel I should apologise for:
  • Eugenics
  • Julie Bindel
  • The cultural appropriation of other people's food, customs, and vocabulary by the English since time immemorial
  • Richard Dawkins
  • The Daily Mail in general and Quentin Letts in particular
  • bankers
  • the 1998 Godzilla remake
  • Ched Evans
  • All the ridiculous arseholes who suggest that every Muslim is responsible for extremist wankers. Yes, Rupert Murdoch, I'm looking at you.
This list is obviously not exhaustive.
miss_s_b: (Mood: Bugger)
2015-01-09 07:32 pm
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Complaint just sent to @FirstWestYorks

Because why not make it public?
Every night this week the bus I take into Bradford from work in order to then get another bus which gets me home has disappeared off the Metro "your next bus" service about an hour before I am due to catch it. EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. Not catching this bus means that rather than being home half an hour before my daughter's bedtime, I get home half an hour AFTER my daughter's bed time. And it has happened every night this week.

Normally it happens once or twice a week and I can deal with that, it's part of the tribulations of using public transport. But every night? No, that's not good enough.

The service is the xxx [place] to [place], and I catch it at stop number xxxxxxxx
I wonder if I'll get a reply? The twitter person is very sweet, but they're unable to do anything more than say "sorry". I'm at the point where that's not good enough any more.