March 9th, 2004

Eye in the Pyramid, fnord

You Can't Take The Sky From Me....

Last night, quelonzia brought some work home with her for me to help with -- checking two files to see that the numbers matched up. I read off numbers from my copy, she confirmed them on hers.

It was nice. I don't know if she realizes how much I enjoy doing anything, if we're doing it together. Droning recitation of numbers. Laundry. Grocery shopping.

About halfway through, we took a break to eat dinner, and watched an episode of Firefly on DVD. When we were finished, we watched another. It pains me that this show got axed when Enterprise just goes on and on, spiralling, according to my sources, ever more deeply into suckitude and away from anything resembling Star Trek.

Even more than Whedon's better-known shows, Firefly feels like a well-played RPG with The Gaming Group You've Always Wanted. They even have The Dangerous Ill-Tempered Gun Nut That Everyone Else Just Kind Of Tolerates Because He's In The Party.

I'm almost tempted to slap down a Ulysses to pick up a copy of Traveller d20, which would fit the setting like a glove.

Of course, with the upcoming big-screen movie in the works, it would be even more cool to get the RPG license...
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    Sonny Rhodes - Firefly Main Theme
Eye of the Dragon

Marriage and Civilization

Statement on Marriage and the Family from the American Anthropological Association
Arlington, Virginia; The Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association, the world's largest organization of anthropologists, the people who study culture, releases the following statement in response to President Bush's call for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage as a threat to civilization.

"The results of more than a century of anthropological research on households, kinship relationships, and families, across cultures and through time, provide no support whatsoever for the view that either civilization or viable social orders depend upon marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution. Rather, anthropological research supports the conclusion that a vast array of family types, including families built upon same-sex partnerships, can contribute to stable and humane societies.

The Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association strongly opposes a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples."

Take that, Orson Scott Card!
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    Jefferson Starship - Winds Of Change