Awful as the #LondonBridge attack is, the English spirit is feisty - all colours, all races, all backgrounds. As a friend commented on Twitter this morning, the takedowns are strong with this one!
I don't have any friends presently in London, although I have had in the past.
Some sections of Australian Christianity (and for at least some of these people, I'm using the term very lightly) are calling for the same kind of Muslim Ban that Republican 45 has instigated.
I think for me, the irony is that such a ban from Christians assumes that the greatest good for a Christian is to be safe, secure, and prosperous in an unthreatening society. Which I think is completely the wrong focus, and is quite probably where western Christianity has gone way off the rails - and why we're stagnating while the 3rd world faith is growing.
There's now a sedoretu promptfest
on AO3, along with a collection
to add stories to. I've picked up a Twelfth Night
prompt (and picked up, then released a Narnia-Archenland one), and the story only has to be 1000 words...
The collection (Morning, Evening, Day, Night
) will take any sedoretu stories. I started adding Sharp Evening Stars And Bright Morning Flame
stories to it, before I decided against it and took them off. I'm feeling sensitive lately, in a "nobody likes me, they're just not going to say anything and will laugh behind my back" kind of way. I'll add at least the last story - the one where they get together - eventually. When I'm feeling less tender about my character and writing choices.
And, to add on top of everything, I (probably) broke my finger at hockey yesterday. Again. Although not the same finger. Typing is an achey proposition right now, and I am two weeks into new work where I think they're realising they don't need me as much (or as urgently) as they thought they would.
I'm guessing that I won't be getting that second quilt finished for the show after all.
And to top it all off, I'm getting a crown capping done this evening on The Tooth. Yes, that one. (Which is still giving me trouble, but the dentist is worried about it falling apart before they can get the crown on it.)