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Yes, yes, they're cheesy as all get out, but I couldn't argue with this:

What Otherkin Are You? by GFwolf
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Type:Goddess
When Will You Be Awakened:October 24, 2004
What Powers Will You Have:Read Souls
Created with quill18's MemeGen 3.0!


Blagh! Looks like BT Openzone is trying to emulate the cascading success of T-Mobile's WLAN hotspots (eg SFO) - yes, you too can have wireless access for a paltry £6/hr, or £15/day. *cough* Doesn't it occur to any of these clowns that a net.cafe has storefront costs, upkeep and purchase of entire systems and staff, and still manage to turn a profit on around £2/hr? How, then, can it be reasonable to charge a couple times more, when all that's required is a single wireless router per large room? Ah well. The best comparison I've read, I feel, is when air conditioning hit the US in the 1950s - it was promoted within retail stores as a benefit of shopping there, rather than somewhere else; an ancillary cost to the storekeeper, as an inducement to the patrons. Indeed, there are plenty of WLAN offerings entirely gratis along those lines, such as the coffee house on Church & 15th, or the Chapter, which illustrate the practicality of offering such a service at no additional cost - still, if some people can make a brief living out of such minor scams, I can hardly begrudge them their good fortune.

(I'm afraid that's about as close as I come to a rant. Sorry..)

From the pen of the inimitable Molly Ivins: "As Ann Richards once observed of a controversial star on top of the Texas state capitol: "Oh, I hate to see them take that down. This could be the only chance we'll ever get to find three wise men in that building."

And the horridly sketchy thing I referred to earlier which escaped from my paws is now within view. I'd apologise for the quality of the scan, but that still wouldn't cover the contents. ^_^; It's a fairly wretched example, but, maybe it can be viewed as the head-end of a long-term mental blockage only now getting cleared out. Not quite sure why the somewhat spaced out expression.. it's all my subconsciousness' fault!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oh, and definitely on plushies! I love the feel of ickle vinyl footie pads. A couple of my bunnies are thusly endowed. ^_^ Visually, I've noticed Petrol and Strider Orion sometimes (whenever the picture requires) include terribly cute feet and pads..

I never could quite resist playing with the hairs between my (now ex-) Golden Retriever's pads. ^_^;; (Bad panda) He was always cool with it, though, on the occasion I actually did - I'd only touch briefly, and not too lightly, so as not to tickle him. Usually. ^_^ Ah, I'd love to have a big pup around the place again - but first, I'll need a place, and be able to stay there for a good while. (And a couple ferrets, and a skunk, and a ringtail, an'..)

I've never actually asked - are you custodian to an RL husky or two? Are there photos, if so?