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This is just a quick note to let everyone know that

  1. We're back from Calgary, and
  2. We haven't sorted vacation photos yet!

Vacation talk + new eReader )

Stay tuned for photos, and also an update on the DW SU RP we were planning before the trip (and before destroying our laptop)!

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We're at it again, drafting essays in Skype. Here are our latest musings:

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‎11‎:‎04‎ ‎PM Jewelfox wants to trade her PSP in for a Vita or something, maybe, but there are several amazing games that are only available in UMD format. Which, the only device that can read those is a PSP.‏

‎11‎:‎05‎ ‎PM Jewelfox feels like it's just wrong to ask people either to give up old games when they upgrade, or hold on to ten-year-old consoles, and that this kind of waste is endemic to the whole console industry.‏

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So I was walking home briskly from a late-night grocery run, when a cat crossed the street in front of me. I stopped and looked at it, immediately thinking of how to approach it and if that was possible, when I noticed it didn't look right.

Its tail was fluffy and distinctly-shaped, and its muzzle was pointed.

I watched it disappear into the brush, trying to process what I'd just seen. Then I bowed deeply in the direction it'd gone, and walked slowly past, glancing over my shoulder afterwards.

I'd read that there were foxes in town. I hadn't realized they were so skinny.

I spent half the walk home contrasting my comfortable life with theirs, and trying to think it there was any way I could help them. I briefly wished that I ate meat, so that I could've left something out as an offering, but I'm not sure that this would've been a good idea anyway.

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"Cogdis," as they call it in exmormon circles (where it comes up so frequently they need to abbreviate it), is what you get from holding two contradictory ideas at the same time.

In the case of the bug report we filed which became a support request we can't link to, the cogdis comes from writing fic in which characters like Edward Cullen and the Doctor are treated as persons, then visiting this super-welcoming blog-social-network and seeing that it uses language which suggests that only humans are persons.

I get that Edward and the Doctor aren't meant by their writers to be "real" living people, and for the sake of this discussion that's what we'll assume. But either the very idea of treating a Vampire or Time Lord as a sapient, relatable being if they existed is just for funsies, or the "Is it a person" flowchart has more steps than "Is it human?"

Suggesting the former has a lot of Fridge Horror potential. Partly because of the alternatives to treating someone else like a person that come to mind, and partly because of the possibility -- which we consider every time we read that kind of spec fic -- that humans could, at some point, interact with nonhumans who deserve to be treated like persons, and fail to do so.

From my point of view, this has already happened, and the results are horrifying to me. I've been told that this is not a relatable viewpoint, however, and am trying to put it in terms that human fandom can accept.

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