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Old 01-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #22551
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Aww... time's up. That was good! I wrote - according to Word - 957 words! I might have got more except I had a few interruptions from people needing me to, you know, work. Yay for 957, though - racing really helped, I think! I was able to actually get more of the plot worked out and get on to the second chapter. Yay! Thank you, Junely!
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Well, I'm now in a bad mood. Seriously, I don't know why I keep watching WWE when all it seems to do lately is thoroughly annoy the living hell out of me and put me in terrible moods.
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Aww... time's up. That was good! I wrote - according to Word - 957 words! I might have got more except I had a few interruptions from people needing me to, you know, work. Yay for 957, though - racing really helped, I think! I was able to actually get more of the plot worked out and get on to the second chapter. Yay! Thank you, Junely!
Gotta get Marlin's numbers at a quarter past, but still, I see your Yay! and raise you a "Whoo hoo!" We're going to have to do this every day!

Now I'm going to put puppies in their bed for the afternoon snooze, go find myself some lunch, and then back at it. Now I have a baseline number, I can race myself the rest of the afternoon, seeing if I can top the hourly word count.

Unless, of course, you want to do another race?
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That's what you get for watching television. :P
Don't touch me. I need some time before I'm ready to smile again.

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Unless, of course, you want to do another race?
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*poke poke poke poke* Muahahahahaha!

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I claim 1114 words. I would have had more, but I found a major continuity error that needed addressed otherwise things would have not made sense. Do I get to claim that as a bonus? 1114 words, one continuity error slain, and an insert that fixes a major logic problem.

The more I think on it, actually, the more productive the last hour seems... I'm well chuffed!
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Times like these I'm glad I have access to Golden Girls. As lame as it is that I watch it, those gals do have a habit of cheering me up.
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Times like these I'm glad I have access to Golden Girls. As lame as it is that I watch it, those gals do have a habit of cheering me up.
I feel the same way about cooking shows. I need to boost my energy, I find Diners, Drive ins and Dives, or Jamie Oliver, or Deaf Chef on Youtube, watch that for twenty minutes, and I feel better.

Considering I'm not a foodie or a fabulous cook, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. But hey, it's just part and parcel with what makes me so fabulous!






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Our queen seems to be abdicating the throne. Lots of excitement abounds.
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What? When did this happen? How did....

... oh. Different queen. Never mind me, then.
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B) Is this going to cause problems? As in, does she hold a lot of political power or is she more of a figure head?
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Those aren't stupid questions

She's 75 now, and she feels that it's time for a younger generation to head up the country. Her son Willem-Alexander will become king (our first king in like foreeeeeeeeever). She's been on the throne for 32 years, and before that we had another queen, before that another one, etc.

She doesn't hold a lot of political power but she's also not a mere figure head. She does hold the crucial power of veto. Her son is 40 years old now, with three small-ish kids. I'm not a fan of royal families in general, but it's still kind of exciting.
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Probably not. There was rumours just after the Jubilee last year that she was thinking of abdicating in favour of Prince William (not sure how that'd work since Charles is heir apparent, but then again I'm not too educated on the mechanics of the Royals) but obviously nothing came of it.

Plus everyone loves Lizzie too much and dislikes Charles too much to ever be okay with her voluntarily letting him on the throne a single second sooner than necessary.
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Lizzie won't abdicate for a really simple reason - she harbors lingering resent at Eddie's behavior in the thirties, which split the royal family in two. There's a lot of history bound up in that moment. If she falls seriously ill, I suspect that Charles would step in to provide a... I've forgotten the word, but there is a "by proxy" thing he can do, without her stepping down.
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*shrug* Clearly you know more of my country's Monarchy than I do. I just don't care enough to.

Though I care enough to be opposed to the idea of Charles being King, even if it is both inevitable and utterly ceremonial. I mean, he wouldn't even be able to do anything, yet I have this random dislike of the idea of having a "King Charles". Irrational, I know.
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I pay enough attention to the debates which occasionally pop up on television. Not the biggest fan of the royalty (as I have pointed out before) but at least they keep quiet when things are going on politically. Charles has a gob on him, and if he became king I can foresee problems...
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prince regent?
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I pay enough attention to the debates which occasionally pop up on television. Not the biggest fan of the royalty (as I have pointed out before) but at least they keep quiet when things are going on politically. Charles has a gob on him, and if he became king I can foresee problems...
If Prince Philip didn't manage to cause any serious problems, I doubt Charles could say something that would.

Harry, maybe, but he's never going to be King so it doesn't matter.
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I was always under the impression that nowadays being a member of the Royal family, even being King or Queen, was essentially a ceremonial thing and that you couldn't really do anything more than shake hands and visit places.
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It is meant to be ceremonial.
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It is meant to be ceremonial.
It is meant to provide a constitutional check on Parliament. The Prime Minister can not become a dictator while the Monarch has the right to veto legislation (such as, for example, the holy-shit-there's-an-emergency-and-I-need-extraordinary-powers-to-deal-with-it legislation that worked equally well for a) Adolf Hitler and b) Senator (later Emperor) Palpatine...)


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It is meant to provide a constitutional check on Parliament.
The powers of the monarch are much diminished since the days when they had much of a force in that regard. And I doubt we would get a dictator from the batch of people who are in politics right now.



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