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14 July 2013 @ 04:39 pm
Their Shadows Searching In The Night.  
I was going to talk about TV today - and maybe I'll do that later, but right now I'm feeling kind of sad about various news. The last thing the internet told me before I went to sleep last night was that George Zimmerman was found not-guilty on all charges and the first thing the internet told me when I woke up this morning was that Cory Monteith is dead. So…

Apparently we live in a world where it is okay to kill an unarmed child. There will be no justice for Trayvon Martin.


Also, we have lost this wonderful, talented actor.
Cory Monteith smile
R.I.P. Cory Monteith
May 11, 1982 - July 13, 2013


They have to do an autopsy to discover cause of death, but there were no immediate signs of foul play upfront. If it turns out to be drug-related…well, that just hits too close to home. And not just for my own sake, but when thinking of my older brother, who like Cory, struggled with addiction in his teen years. Cory’s story was always so inspiring to me and even when he relapsed, that he made the choice to seek help was uplifting. And he really did seem like a great guy. I remember him on ‘Kyle XY’ and even though I really wanted Kyle and Amanda to end up together, I couldn’t help but genuinely like Charlie, and I always felt that was just Cory shining through in his character. I haven’t watched Glee in a few years but this is still sad news and my heart goes out to Cory’s family and friends.
 
 
 
Kate: fox kitsceitfianna on July 14th, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
*hugs you* I hate the news and that's why I went to see Pacific Rim this afternoon, because sometimes you need an action movie that does what it says on the tin.
dodger_sister: comfortdodger_sister on July 15th, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
hate the news and that's why I went to see Pacific Rim this afternoon, because sometimes you need an action movie that does what it says on the tin.

I instead spent the evening on Tumblr's 'trayvon martin' and 'cory monteith' tags, which was probably not the best thing to do. I should have gone to the movies, but I couldn't bear to leave the house with the humidity the way it was yesterday (and today). My sister and I both got sick just from the air pressure yesterday - (she at least had the excuse that she did a bunch of errands and stuff for my parents and got some heat sickness from it all).

We are going to see PR on Friday though, so I am planning to see it now for sure! How was it?
Kate: Charles+Raven-here to hold youceitfianna on July 15th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the humidity's been awful but there was a storm today, hopefully that will help.

I really liked it and already have two AUs going for it and more in my head. Good characters, great worldbuilding and lots of space for more stuff. Though my Narnia fic is being slow, I need to poke it and make it do what I want.

My Tumblr was tough yesterday and I only dipped into some of the harder things.
Jojo: SPN ⇒ Dean [InMyTimeOfDying]jojothecr on July 14th, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
He checked into rehab in March, right? So if it really were drugs then... damn it, boy. Where are all the friends when you/he need(ed) them?

I haven't seen a single episode of Glee, so not my style, and I don't even remember him from SPN, so I didn't really know him, but I'm still sad about it.
dodger_sister: angstdodger_sister on July 16th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
He checked into rehab in March, right? So if it really were drugs then... damn it, boy.

Yeah, and he just got out like a month or so ago. I think this is one of the things that makes it so hard for me to handle, because here was this guy who was working really hard towards staying clean and he couldn't do it and it is a scary thought, because one too many pills/whatever or the wrong combination and it is all over.

Of course, it still hasn't been confirmed as a drug-related death and there is a part of me that hopes it isn't, but then I wonder if maybe some other cause might even be worse for his family.

Where are all the friends when you/he need(ed) them?

You have to reach out. You have to ask for help. It makes me wonder if he had a sponsor to turn too. (I often wish I had one just because it is so hard to lay all those emotions on your loved ones all the time).

I haven't seen a single episode of Glee, so not my style, and I don't even remember him from SPN, so I didn't really know him, but I'm still sad about it.

I've seen a lot of people in the last few days saying exactly what you just said - that they don't watch Glee but it still makes them sad. I think it is just shocking, especially as he was so young, and makes us take a step back. You know, the first time I saw the SPN ep I already knew him from another show that I loved, but I didn't recognize him at all. It was only after I started watching Glee that I recognized him, but now I see it every time I watch that SPN episode, you know.

<3
Jojo: SPN ⇒ Dean [FolsomPrisonBlues-hurt]jojothecr on July 16th, 2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
So I just read that it was alcohol and heroin... Well, f* me.
And the hateful comments all over the place... Honestly, how can people be so mean? I didn't really care about him when he was alive so I won't start now, but there's respect and then there's being just plain idiotic.

I just meant that, you know, they were with him for the whole night (or at least that's what I got from the earlier news), couldn't they have stayed a bit longer?

There's only one tiny positive thing about this; seeing the members from all the 'competitive fandoms' showing support and giving strength. I find that really sweet. Though, of course, nothing can make it better.
dodger_sister: angstdodger_sister on July 17th, 2013 11:21 pm (UTC)
And the hateful comments all over the place... Honestly, how can people be so mean? I didn't really care about him when he was alive so I won't start now, but there's respect and then there's being just plain idiotic.

I hadn't seen any hateful comments until last night when I started seeing a lot of "Oh but he was rich so he could go to a nice rehab place that poor drug addicts don't have access too, so I don't feel bad that he died because he was too stupid to stay clean." And I was just baffled by all of that, because like one commenter finally spoke up and said, "Drugs don't discriminate." They really don't.

There's only one tiny positive thing about this; seeing the members from all the 'competitive fandoms' showing support and giving strength. I find that really sweet.

Actually I do too. Yes, it's always going to be a tragedy but it is nice to see all the fandoms pulling together in this time of crisis. We can be divided by fandom, but at heart, we are all fans.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on July 14th, 2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
In addition to these upsetting stories, women in Texas lost big this week, too.

Watch this with sound and feel (a little teensy bit) better: http://www.wimp.com/babyhummingbird/
dodger_sister: upsetdodger_sister on July 16th, 2013 01:03 am (UTC)
In addition to these upsetting stories, women in Texas lost big this week, too.

Wait, what happened in Texas this week?

When I first read this, I thought you meant the woman who got 20 years for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband, but that was in FL. And then I thought about the mother who lost custody of her 6 year old daughter to the kid's father, who is a convicted pedophile (convicted for molesting a six year old girl no less), but that was in OK. And then I thought about how Wisconsin quietly and secretly put into effect that 'invasive ultrasound for abortions' bullshit without anyone realizing they were doing it.

So yeah, it's been a bad week for justice.

Watch this with sound and feel (a little teensy bit) better:

That was AWESOME! I've seen it before but not with the super happy sweet song! Oh yes, that did make me feel better!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on July 16th, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
Yexas has passed legislation which will require abortion clinics to have the same level of services as a surgical hospital. Of approximately 45-50 clinics, including Planned Parenthood, only 5 currently qualify. Most will not be able to afford the changes and will have to close down. Thus, many women in the state will no longer be able to receive counseling, make a trip to a clinic in under an entire day (or even two; or not at all if public transportation at reasonable cost doesn't go there). It's a workaround that has many effects similar to making abortion illegal....

So that's just one more awful thing to add to the list (although the lady in FL also left, got a gun, returned, and fired it in the direction of her husband AND HER SON).
dodger_sister: upsetdodger_sister on July 16th, 2013 01:52 am (UTC)
Oh crap. I knew Texas was trying for that loophole but shit, I didn't know they had done it. I know there have been way worse times to be a women in this country but damn, this time is starting to get kind of scary to me.

(although the lady in FL also left, got a gun, returned, and fired it in the direction of her husband AND HER SON).

I didn't know her kid was there but even so, nobody was killed or even injured, right? So how does she get 20 years? I mean, on what charges could she have gotten 20 years?

It's too late at night, I can't code anything properly

Edited at 2013-07-16 01:53 am (UTC)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on July 16th, 2013 01:56 am (UTC)
She wasn't reacting in fear for her life (because she left and got the gun, which shows intent) and she was charged with reckless endangerment of her son. I think the 20 years was extremely excessive, but I can buy a conviction on the charges.

And yeah, the nation is becoming a very scary place for women. I'm kinda glad I don't have my uterus and ovaries any more!

Edited at 2013-07-16 01:56 am (UTC)