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The tropical Fishtank, as it stands.
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My New Fishtank, and, obviously, Fish. (and a picture of the filter, for info)
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This is an actual thing. Apparently we're going to have to hunt out the others.
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A Boy Sat under the Stars and Dreamed

A Boy sat under the stars and dreamed,
Of an entire world. With mountain peaks,
And flowing rivers,
With dark forrests, and bright sunlit planes.

He dreamed of the peoples there,
Saw their faces, knew their lives,
He saw their homes, their castles,
He despaired at their poverty,
And laughed with their successes.

He knew every inch of his world,
inside and out.
He imagined evils that came,
Great battles, and the heros that were made.

He lived many lifetimes in his world,
Knew many people, loved many times,
He grew old there, grew young again,
Died in the heat of battle and old, surrounded by family.

His world florished, and grew as he did.
Each part growing as stories unfolded,
It was a world that gave him comfort,
That gave him sorrow, a world that was his.

The boy that sat and stared at the stars,
That knew the world so well,
Sought to share the more important lives,
Those who shaped his world,

He wrote out all he knew
Every nook, every cranny,
Every twisted river, and dangerous glen.
He told the stories of the world to all that would listen.

Years past, as the boy grew,
His stories growing and changing.
Read in far distant places,
Where a boy sat under the stars, and dreamed.

~Phil Bettinson, 21 Nov, 2013
Inspired by the end of Eisode 2, Season 4, TNG.
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My Life. This is exactly it. Even if I'm not in the industry any more, this is precisely what it's like with parishoners, and clergy.
 
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Go CofE, way to make yourself look even more out of touch and marginalised. Despite being told by the Arch-Bishop, and your own investigation into the issue, you have decided to reject those calls.

I do not understand why it is that you have taken this decision, especially one that turns it's back, again, on your own clergy. I am very glad that I am not in the CofE, and hope that the CiW can actually offer something a lot more pastoral.

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(Rant)

I am getting very irritated by the "acceptable racisim" in films. It's annoying because it's becoming acceptable. I doubt people even see it any more. Sure, we have black people, and latino people in films, but have you ever noticed how the relationships work? The Latino/black/hispanic whatever man will tend to end up with the appropriate latinio/black/hispanic woman. Regardless of the status of the person in the film (lead character, supporting actor, whatever). If there is a love interest, they are (rarely) cross-cultural.

Not only is this kind of racism actively supported, but the more you see it, the more it spoils films. Will guy X or guy Y get the girl? Well, the girl is latino, so it won't be the black guy, and vice versa.

You may not have noticed it before, but I guarantee you that now you have read this post, your going to see it in ever film.

Racism Sux. Why the hell are we not over this?

(/end rant)

~BX
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An online friend of mine, +Steve Douglas, has started this handy service. Definitely worth a look for all music-lovers.
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  • Aberystwyth University
    Software Engineering, 1997 - 2001
  • Cardiff University
    Bachelor of Theology, 2008 - 2011
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An official in Ghana has called for the immediate arrest of all suspected gays and lesbians in the nation's Western Region.