Seven years ago today, I woke up as I normally did, and when I went to get some breakfast, the TV was on and the World Trade Center was burning. I was a freshman in high school, and all that day normal lessons were mostly suspended and all the TVs in the classrooms were on so that we could see what was happening. We were across the country from New York, but I could hear friends and classmates talking about family members who lived and worked there, and despite our distance from the scene, we were not untouched.
I do think this day should be remembered, but I wish people would stop using it for political manuevering. We don't need to capitalize on and profit from terrorism and tragedy.
And in other news, today was the introductory meetings for both Crosscurrents, the school's literary magazine, and Young Democrats (self-explanatory), both of which I've been part of all of my semesters at school. They also both had more people tonight than I've ever seen at meetings before. YD was not a surprise, though, considering it's an election year--a presidential election year, no less.
And at YD, I won an Obama poster for knowing how many total votes there are in the electoral college. Also they talked about voter registration and how they could help people registered in other states register in Washington instead, but Washington is pretty much bound to go Democrat, and I'm registered in a swing state, so I'm definitely sticking with that. One vote may not do much good, but it'd do more good in Nevada than it would in Washington.
So, yes. I knew about the electoral college (though why most of the other two or three dozen in the room didn't seem to, I don't know, since it seems pretty basic information), and after the meeting was over and most people were gone, the officers and a few other people stuck around to discusss the campaigns, and so did I. And I think I came across as knowledgeable in general, so I am happy with that.
A couple days ago someone recced me on crack_van
, which is always awesome. This makes five stories of mine recced there--two Star Wars, both of my Narnia fics, and now one of my X-Files fics. I really love crack_van
as a resource, so I always feel very happy to see my fics there, part of that resource.
Though speaking of fics, my writing brain is being sort of perverse lately. There are two fics I particularly want to write, one of which is a multi-Doctor fic (with Three! And Jo! Because I ♥ Three and Jo), and the other being another fic set in the same universe as "With a Little Help from My Friends". (Which means I need to think of a name for that universe. Bugger.)
So those are what I really want to be writing, but what I actually started
was a Torchwood/X-Files crossover that I'm pretty sure is going to end up Jack/Scully. XD
But I have homework to do, so I'm going to get going on that.