September 24th, 2005


Er... nationalist thought?

I seem to have woken up into the really lame hour of Saturday Morning Television that shows nothing but Bratz and Beyblade and myriad other exactly similar shows. And apparently something on CBC called Maple Shorts.

Those of you who are Canadian probably remember how increasingly lame CBC kids' shows are, how they got worse and worse from the eighties onward. Maple Shorts seems to be some kind of badly-organized variety show, with cartoon shorts that may or may not have been made during twelve-minute grab-bag sessions wherein all the animators were extremely drunk. I mean, it has some elements of snark. The current short involves a speeding-out-of-control train containing a psychotic crew and a ninja and a talking woodpecker wearing wellies. However, I submit for you the show hosts, who deliver their hosting services from the front row of an old theatre: a sockeye salmon with false eyelashes and what at first I thought was a snooty Loon but is apparently a Canada Goose wearing a red beret.

And now the goose is rapping.

This is why other countries laugh at us.

For those who knew Kielle...

Most of you are probably aware of the fact that kielle (also known as _redpanda_) passed away Thursday evening.

Some of you were lucky enough to know her well, and many of you may only have known her in passing, through the hundreds of amazing communities she founded and fostered. For those of you who would like to share memories, stories, or just talk to someone else who knew her, kitchendinah has generously offered to host a cross-fandom messageboard, here, for that purpose.

Borrowing thatpalebluedot's words:
There are several forums. One to post personal memories of Kielle, and links to any LJ entries you wish to share. One to post memories of Kielle's fanwork, writings, quotes, story recommendations. And one to post music, photos, or links that remind you of Kielle, or were inspired by Kielle.

There is also a forum for individuals who are willing to lend an ear--a phoneline, a chat, or email--to post their information. If you need someone to talk to, or if you are willing to be a resource for someone to reach out to, this is a place to go.

I felt that this central location was important simply because not all of us are connected to each other, and not all of the people who knew Kielle are on Livejournal.

Me again:
The board requires registration, but it's quick and easy. If you feel so inclined, please come by. And if it occurs to you that there's somewhere else this should be seen, please spread the word. (Especially you LotR folk. None of us seem to be part of any of those communities, and so can't post there.) As I said, we're scattered across a few dozen fandoms and more communities, and tracking down everyone who might want/need to see this is tricky. Everyone is welcome.