I'm speechless.  I get Kripke refusing to have the show for for more than 5 seasons.  It's a good idea to have it all planned out so the show doesn't end up with two crappy final seasons.

But seriously, Paris Hilton?

That just... my soul... she cries.

Though there is this:

A source close to the show says, "The fans should trust [creator/producer] Eric Kripke."

I'll trust you, Kripke.  But don't let me down.

And keep her away from the boys.  She might... soil... them.

Link to blurb of DOOOOM here.

I didn't quite know what to title this entry.

This morning, I was watching the Today Show, and they featured a story that just made me livid beyond words and I just felt the need to share it.

It's about a mother of two who was kidnapped, raped, and murdered. 

She manged to get a cell phone line open to dispatchers, and another witness reported seeing an apparently kidnapped woman bound and struggling in a car.  Seven minutes later, another woman saw the same thing and saw the car turning off on another interstate.  She called dispatchers and let them know.  But the mother still died, because the 911 dispatchers forgot to pass along the information from the last call.

Some of the content of the story is located under the cut HERE. )

This story makes me sad and angry.  She had two little boys, both so young they won't be able to remember her.

This is the opposite case of the Kitty Genovese murder.  If you don't know about this, I have some basic information HERE. )

The stories are so at odds with each other.  In one, a woman is attacked and multiple people step up and do the right thing.  In another, a woman's please for help are ignored as she is brutally murdered.  And yet in both cases, the women ended up dead.

I'm sure that the dispatchers are wracked with guilt right now, and I am often a fairly forgiving person.  But at this moment, I can't help but think they deserve to be haunted by this for the rest of their days. 

Their jobs were to help people in need, and they didn't do it. 

Though I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering our inability to aide those in dire need.  We invade other countries without reason, yet allow genocide to occur in Darfur, Rwanda, and countless other nations.

I shouldn't be surprised, and yet I can't help wanting to cry.

Found this link on thesuperficial.com.

Now this is just fucking creepy....

Tom Cruise Talks About Scientology
Okay, so this is from the Daily Mail, which I gather is of the same class as Life and Style magazine.
It's a trash-mag that prints its publication on nice paper, trying to look classy. 
It would be like me trying to look sophisticated by wearing a monacle in addition to my glasses, while wearing a fake moustache and going "harrumph harrumph harrumph" in a stuffy psuedo-British accent.

But I couldn't NOT post a link to this:

Tom Cruise building '£5m bunker to protect against alien attack'

With any other celebrity, this would seem like some far-out crazy idea, but with Tom Cruise, well.  It actually seems like it might happen....
I'm all jittery.  Probably because I've had three cups of coffee, am working on a fourth, while simultaneously sipping a diet coke.  I love caffeine, though she is a cruel mistress. 

::Starts bouncing and singing "Cruel Mistress" by Flogging Molly::

Also fell kinda nauseous.

In other news (meaning what I started writing this entry to address), I now have a GJ and IJ.  My name on both is vinniebatman, because I am tres creative.  I've heard some mumbling about journalfen.  Any thoughts on this unknown journal to share?

I recently bit a painfully conspicuous part of my mouth, and have bitten it again several times.  Stupid mouth.

I'm going to go now and act spazzy to the lawyers; it amuses them.

Oh!  And I have boxes to move!  

Times for the Box Dance!

It's like musical chairs, only I move boxes from room to room without music.  And it isn't very fun.
LJ is scaring me again.  I don't think anything I've written would be considered bad by them, but it still freaks me out.
So, on the chance that they delete my friends, please let me know if you have an Insane Journal or Greatest Journal account, and if so, what the name is.
I'd like to keep up on where my friends are at.
This was posted by one of my friends on LJ, and I highly recommend it.  It is an editorial, but it is a powerful one that makes a lot of valid points on the issues of partisanship, patriotism, and the idea that a President can overrule a jury in a clear case of wrong.

This is a link to a video, and while it would be rough to watch if you are a Republican, it does actually bring up some valid points.  It is also several minutes long, but I do recommend watching it in it's entirety.

Warning: definitely not a fun thing to watch on the Fourth of July, but it is, perhaps, all too appropriate.

Keith Olbermann delivers arguably his most pointed and most powerful Special Comment yet on the ramifications of Bush’s commutation of Libby’s sentence.
Okay, so you don't like a story?  Keep it to yourself!
I post a lot of my stories, even non-crossovers, on Twisting the Hellmouth because there are a few writers on there who like to read all of my writing, not just crossovers.  
I recently wrote a story/ficlet called "Bleed for You," which was mostly about Wesley angsting about his attraction for Angel and all the ways he'd screwed things up.
But this is the review I got for it:  How about you mark this slash so those of us who don't like OOC buttsecks can use the slash-block function to pretend it doesn't exsist.
On TtH, there is a function, a button you can check that will label it as a "Story contains sexual activity between two (or more) male characters."
But there wasn't any sexual content for christ's sake!  It was angsting, which is why I didn't mark it as slash.
So I sent the following response to the person:
"I apologize for the fact that you inadvertantly were forced to read my "OOC buttsecks" even though there was no slash interaction or sex in the story.
I purposely chose not to use said function as it is to be used for "Story contains sexual activity between two (or more) male characters."  It didn't.  I dealt with sexual attraction on the part of one male, not both. However, I felt I more than made up for it in the fact that my description clearly stated that the story would be dealing with Wesley having loving feelings for Angel.
So apparently you'll just have to do what so many reads do: read the description and use it to decided whether or not you want to read the story, and if you'll agree with the pairing."

I know it will just make it worse, but seriously, they're supposed to be reading fic, so is it that hard to read a description and use their brain?!  So, in an attempt to clarify this for my own piece of mind, and because I don't actually want to break any rules, I posted a question on the forum, and according to one of the moderators: 

"Sounds to me like your interpreting everything correctly.  A simple rule of thumb is: if the pairing was girl/boy would you tick the hetero sex warning box?"

So I feel validated, although now I wish I could delete that comment.

At first I was pissed, but I'll admit it.  Now I'm just damn smug.



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