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October 11th, 2004


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07:55 am - This morning I woke up, and the world was short one more hero
As others on my friends list have posted, Christopher Reeve is dead. Heart failure.

So, the world is now short one hero, and at a time when we really need one.

I admit, though, that my first thought was, "Damn, what's Smallville going to do now?"

I have a question for discussion, later today. But that can wait. On a side note, I think Friday's debate was a draw, honestly. I see most people here thought Kerry won, but I suspect that these debates are subject to your desires, too. If you want Kerry to win, you're going to hear things that says he does. Of course, I was amused that NBC pointed out scads of flaws with Bush's numbers. . . And damnitall! Kerry forgot Poland again! How can you lead a nation if you forget our vital ally Poland!

I've been awake since 3:30 this morning, and at work since 6:30. I was feeling productive. I have a lot to get done before I head out to Walking With Fire. More importantly, I have to email a couple of people to set my schedule to get out there.

Though everyone else and their mother seems to have received their copy of Oak Leaves, mine has still not arrived. I hope it does before the conference, because I'd really like to show beautycorrosion what her handiwork looks like in its final form.

Comments from everyone I've spoken to are extremely positive, though. I even saw that one of my articles already started a debate on ADF-Druidry, which is amusing.

I've never seen an OL article get discussed before.

Bright futures :)
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: "Beyond the End", -JB

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From:ceolnamara
Date:October 11th, 2004 05:22 am (UTC)
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I have some photos that you are welcome to give to Monika if you like *grin* ... let me know if that's cool.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 11th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
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Yep. Bring them to me tomorrow :)
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From:anivair
Date:October 11th, 2004 05:26 am (UTC)
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I don't think he FORGOT poland so much as recognized that Poland has withdrawn from teh coalition.

And I don't know about the debate being a draw. It was close. it was much closer than the last one (since Bush was wearing a wire). I still think kerry took it. Not only did he come over better, but he respected teh debate format, which I always think is nice. But Bush represented himself much better this time. And Kerry didn't do as well as he could have, which harkens back to the VP debates. What a shame.
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From:capriciouslass
Date:October 11th, 2004 06:30 am (UTC)
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I was beginning to wonder since others have commented that they've gotten their new Oak Leaves and I hadn't. Good to know I'm not alone.

It is sad to hear about Christopher Reeve. His courage in fighting and trying to overcome his injuries have amazed me.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 11th, 2004 06:37 am (UTC)
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Yes. Half my Grove has apparently gotten thiers, and mine hasn't arrived yet. It's possible that they were sent out in flights, though, which would make sense for a one-person office. Or it could just be the US Postal Service.

I figure I'll give it another week, then I'll start asking.
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From:anivair
Date:October 11th, 2004 06:38 am (UTC)
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I can't say I feel too sad about Christopher Reeve, but I'm not one to be sad about death, either. I suspect he's relieved at the moment. I know I would be after all he's been though.

And, as I was just saying to the office ideot this morning, as sick as it seems to say tyhis, it may be good, politically. I think this will draw the topic of stem cell research more to the front lines and it will humanize the issue foor everyone involved. You can say that a thing has the potential to cure people all you want, but it's different when it's uperman. it's in your face and human, then. And that may mean good things for stem cell research in the future.
From:moonversion
Date:October 11th, 2004 12:20 pm (UTC)
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*shakes fist* Did it come now? How about now? Now?


Now?
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From:rfunk
Date:October 11th, 2004 10:35 pm (UTC)

Debate

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I thought Kerry did better for most of the debate, but was weak at the end and unfortunately allowed himself to get put on the defensive.
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From:nontacitare
Date:October 11th, 2004 11:00 pm (UTC)
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I thought Kerry clearly won the debate, although he finished weak. However, despite my wishes, I think Cheney clearly won against Edwards. Neither debate will change my vote (Kerry/Edwards), but I base my judgements of the debates on how well the candidates are able to answer the questions. Kerry and Cheney are better than Bush and Edwards in that regard.

Yes, it is sad about Christopher Reeve. I always thought he would walk again. And yes, one of my first thoughts was, "What will Smallville do now?" as well. Lionel will probably kill the doctor off-screen.
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From:rfunk
Date:October 12th, 2004 04:52 am (UTC)

Superman

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Oh yeah, Smallville crossed my mind too when I heard about Reeve's death, but Dr Swann is such a minor character that it wouldn't be too hard to deal with. Anyway, they already introduced the Margot Kidder character, so she could both take over Swann's role and relay the message that Swann is gone (taken by Kryptonians?).

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