I'm looking for a 10.5" x 16" plastic or glass clip frame for a poster at work, and I searched "10.5"x16" clip frame" on Amazon.com. What came up when I hit enter?Player's Handbook: Core Rulebook I (Dungeons & Dragons, Edition 3.5)
Well, yes, I'd love one of those, but that's not a clip frame, is it, Amazon?
Doing a "Ctrl+F" on the page didn't yield "clip", "frame", "10.5", or "16". Just numbers with 10 and 16 in them. How weird is THAT.
Anyway, onto more interesting things: I just read about an awesome way that two women who are getting married beat the system at its own game.
The artist of Venus Envy
just proposed to her girlfriend of two years, and they're going to be getting legally married. They live in Washington, where the Supreme Court just denied gay people the right to get married. How are they doing this?
Well, the Venus Envy artist was born male, and the state has a law that forbids transsexuals from changing their birth certificate to align to their "new" gender. Because of this, the artist is still legally male, and so can marry a woman. On the one hand, all of the discriminatory laws that say that gay people aren't denied the right to marry because they're free to marry a member of the opposite sex, and that prevent transsexuals from legally being the gender they actually are, are awful and depressing - but that two people who love each other could beat the system is awesome :)
You can read the story in her own words at the bottom of the page I linked up there, under "Rant du Jour".
In other news, I bought a couple CDs from BMG and they came in the mail while we were away. I got the the new Matchbox 20 and Goo Goo Dolls CDs, Natalie Merchant, Daniel Powter for caitirin
, and the Dresden Dolls, which has to be my favorite so far. Would that I could play piano like that O.o The CD has a "Parental Warning: Explicit Content" label on the front, and I wonder if BMG is obligated to put those on, or if the group put it on in order to seem more badass or something. Not that they NEED to seem more badass. I can see why the label would be there, I guess; their language isn't too bad, one or two instances of "fuck" usage, but I guess their subject matter could definitely be described as disturbing. I wouldn't call it explicit, though.
It's funny to think of them in connection with Evanescence, which I was listening to on the plane. The Dresden Dolls are kind of like what Evanescence wishes it was. While Evenescence is all "I'm tortured and tormented and in so much pain! Oh, the regret, it bleeds from me in crimson waves! Has no one told you she's not breathing?" The Dresden Dolls say, "You think you're
disturbed? Check this shit out, mofo."
Which isn't to say I don't thoroughly enjoy Evanescence. It's just that the badass factor can't even be compared.
I drew some stuff in my sketchbook while I was on the plane, so I'm going to try to scan that sometime. I've got a whole pile of drawings to be scanned... mostly old ones, but I want to put them up anyway.
This is the post of random direction switching!