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BenedettaC last won the day on April 5

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    Ambient and more ambient...
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    All things Gothic, the Victorians, Erotica (literature and photography), all types of art (particularly Medieval, fin de siecle and photography), Architecture and Design (Art Deco, Art Nouveau, 1930s), Archaeology
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    Chanel No. 19
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    Carol, Mulholland Drive, Solaris (1972/2002), Interstellar, Rosemary's Baby, Marriage of Maria Braun

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  1. All of the climate change protests have made me think of this...

    It could happen! 

    1. BenedettaC


      But will we have fantastic hairdos and jewellery to see us through the hard times...? Hmm...actually, by then I’ll probably be uploaded into AI, and be a hybrid humanoid, so may no longer care about such things...but then that depends on what gets uploaded... 

    2. CallistoDidNotWin


      Ummmm, would Artificial Intelligence count as artificial intelligence if there was no sense of style included?  On the other hand, if I could be uploaded into that kind of body....to hell with the jewlery!  :D (Personally, I think Tina was already the first "hybrid humanoid" cuz how else does one explain that she got more beautiful as she aged?  eh?)

    3. BenedettaC


      Ha, ha...good point! Style would be essential to one’s identity as a hybrid humanoid... :) But, of course, if we end up in a Thunderdome type of situation, there probably won’t be any AI... 

  2. Today at the funeral of the 29-year-old Northern Irish journalist and gay rights activist Lyra McKee, who was murdered last Thursday night by the New IRA while observing rioting in the Creggan area of Derry, mourners applauded her life and achievements as her coffin arrived at St Annes's Cathedral in Belfast. I never thought I would see the day that such a thing would happen - public applause for an openly lesbian woman in Belfast! What a shame that it took a terrible tragedy for this to come to pass. 

    Inside, attending the service, were assembled politicians, including the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, the Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar and the British Prime Minister Theresa May, who were challenged by one of the speakers, Fr Martin Magill, who asked, 'Why in God's name does it take the death of  29-year-old woman with her whole life in front of her to get to this point?' A sadly relevant question...


    Here's to you, Lyra... Applause from us too!


    1. BenedettaC


      Here's a song, which was performed a cappella by two young women at the funeral, which is very fitting as the Cranberries often sang about The Troubles...


    2. ZuZu'sPetals


      Thanks for sharing this. 

  3. ...and this...


  4. Which, of course, reminds me of this...


  5. Just rediscovered this wonderful piece from the Art of Noise....


    1. CallistoDidNotWin


      Love Art of Noise.  It had been ages since I listened to them though.  Thanks for bringing them back to mind.

  6. BenedettaC

    Just acting

    She says she isn't bisexual, but that might be because things got a bit heavy and she was concerned about the impact on her family. It's really just her own business, so she doesn't have to answer honestly if she doesn't want to.
  7. BenedettaC

    Captain Marvel's Sexuality

    Hmm... Would Marvel and Disney ever actually come out as gay positive, and risk the Wrath of the Homophobes? (I can just imagine the reaction in Trumpland, with comic book and DVD burnings staged across the country, like something out of Fahrenheit 451...) I sincerely doubt it, but like you @celeste teal , I live in hope!
  8. BenedettaC

    Do NOT go to Brunei

    They're not interested in you, just their own citizens. The Chinese do the same thing. This type of surveillance is well known in academic circles, where members of these types of organizations (which are part of their state security apparatus) not only register as students (and gain entry to other countries, and the right to remain, via student visas), but also attend academic conferences to keep tabs on people. I would assume that the girl in question was smart enough (and had probably been advised) not to set up online accounts in her own name, with her own identifying personal details. The main thing that most 'security services' of that type are concerned with is that their citizens don't share information about internal human rights abuses with the outside world.
  9. BenedettaC

    Do NOT go to Brunei

    This is exactly what I'm talking about. Here it the UK (and the rest of Europe), the US is generally viewed as a progressive, modern country, and no one really thinks about all of the exceptions to the rule that exist there, most of which fall under the general protection of 'states' rights'. Utah has alot to answer for! All of that nonsense, as well as state laws allowing child marriage (below the age of 18), should be struck down by Federal law, and legislation put in place to protect women and girls. But, of course, the people in such states voted for a presidential candidate who is an inveterate womanizer, who guaranteed the protection of states' rights, so that men in those states could continue to indulge in legal pedophilia, etc.
  10. BenedettaC

    Just acting

    It’s really just about money, pure and simple. Studios have even been known to include clauses in actresses’/actors’ contracts prohibiting them from coming out during the filming and publicity phases of a film. They don’t want to spend millions on a film only to suffer low attendance due to homophobia, which can manifest in a all sorts of ways. It’s definitely pointless and sad, but there is still an enormous amount of homophobia both in the US and the wider world, despite the advent of the right to enter into a same-sex marriage in an expanding list of countries. Also, if you look at the amount of power wielded by just one individual, Harvey Weinstein (of Miramax) in the recent past, it’s clear that it’s very easy to be blacklisted by major studios if they view you as ‘box office poison’. A good example is Cate Blanchett in ‘Carol’ (2015), which prompted lots of people in the LGBT community and beyond to speculate about her sexuality! She obviously did a fantastic job!