Definitely took more time with this one, hence it looks slightly polished. Maybe one and a half hours. I’m enjoying this.
15 minutes, photoshop. This is an interesting idea that deserves more than 15 minutes, but i wanted to finish something real quick. I’m imagining a whole set of steampunk folk, like labanderos, tuberos, and barberos.
10 minutes. Photoshop.
That’s right, we got our own domain! Nothing’s changed really, except that you can now get to the site by typing wanderous.org into the address bar. It’s really just a redirect kind of thing that wordpress allows you to for the price of ten bucks. I don’t exactly know why it costs 10 bucks to do that, but it’s a lot easier to pimp out wanderous.org instead of wanderous.wordpress.com, so I’m happy. If I ever learn how to do CSS, then we’ve got it made.
This is what happens when you listen to the Mars Volta for too long. 15 minutes on photoshop.
An exercise in design that I played with until I tired of it.
So in England there is a debate about deaf embryos. Essentially the government is saying that any embryos to be born using IVF (in vitro fertilization) should be genetically screened for defects such as deafness. Some deaf people are up in arms about this, saying well what if we want deaf children? Mr. famous deaf man, who I won’t name because I don’t want hordes of angry british deaf people pounding at my blog-gates, says that he doesn’t feel that deafness is a disability, and there is a rich deaf culture and that it’s tantamount to discrimination to force him to choose a non-deaf child, never mind the fact that most rational people would want their children to be better than they are. To have all 5 senses instead of 4.
Let’s get this straight. Deafness is a disability. It is a physical handicap. It’s not an imagined inferiority like being black or gay, it’s the fact that you can’t us one of your 5 basic senses and is entirely different from having a cock and wanting more cock and being a darker shade of brown. I don’t pity or condescend towards deaf people, nor do I openly evangelize the beauty of deafness. It is good to integrate deaf people into society, it is good to treat them as regular people with regular jobs and regular lives. I’ve heard that people with disabilities have better sex because their lack of one sense makes the other senses richer. But you cannot impose deafness on an unborn child just because you feel that it’s your right to do so. It’s the same as choosing a non-deaf child. It’s discrimination to a higher degree because you’re selecting a specific trait, ie deafness, to impose on your child.
I mean seriously, if I was going to pick some shit to endow my child with, I’d go for long schlong or sculpted chin, not fucking deafness. In the end, couple going for IVF should have the same chances as a regular couple, just pick a random embryo and deal with the result, whatever it may be. Shit I almost hope that deaf dude gets a blind kid, see how that works out for him.
This rant was brought about by my annoyance at some Israeli kid telling the BBC “What people don’t understand is that kids 14 years old, 15 years old, 16 years old, high school…kids…died here yesterday…very hard, I saw my friends die, yesterday evening…” after 8 students were shot in a Jerusalem school. Afterwards, their headmistress lambasted the Islamic religion, saying their commandments are all about killing and killing everyone they can, while the torah encourages them to do good things for other people.
I guess someone needs to tell the Israeli military to go read their Torahs then, since their continuing attacks on Palestininans which kill men, women, and children as young as a year old indiscriminately make the body count of the school attack pale in comparison. They say it is their right, because they are protecting the Israeli nation, to kill as many people as they can to get to a handful of terrorists. And all the while they forget they are merely sowing the seeds of another terrorist cell, as children who watch their families die resolve to take up arms against the perpetrators of the crime visited upon them.
I’m not saying what that man did was right. I understand the shock of an incident like this can cause people to say stupid things. But if the Israeli nation refuses to acknowledge its sins, then there will never be a bridge towards reconciliation, and the war will never end.