June 17th, 2009


Putting out fires

With gasoline!

(well not really but that's what always goes through my head when anyone says "Putting out fires")

And that's exactly what I'm doing today. So many little fixit jobs - fix this, check that, arrange this meeting, make these little changes - I wonder when I'll get back to my actual work..

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My car battery crapped out yesterday. I am now hoping that I can retain sufficient charge in it to get me somewhere that I can buy another. The alternative is lugging a new one up the hill from the train station, which I'd rather avoid if I can.

Meanwhile, The Kid will be 14 on Sunday. Golly!

And from today's WTF file..

Well gosh. Now I've seen everything. Therian blood for sale on the internet.

If you don't already know what a Therian is, you can find out here. In short, it's someone who thinks they are at least part animal. These people get paid to give blood, which then gets sold to 'good witches and wizards' for use in their spells.

"Our priests pray over the blood before it's shipped to your door for extra protection."

But they ARE BMM approved!. Scroll down and read the second complaint - "I am so sorry. I caught my three year old peeing in the blood container. I am so so embarrassed. Please accept my apologies. Theriantype.com is a wonderful company. I need to put this stuff on a much higher shelf. I took my son to the doctor, and apparently his father has some canine therian in him (we didn't know.) My kid was trying to mark his territory because he smelled another dog in the house. Again, so so sorry." O.o

Umm... I'm really not sure what you'd use blood from people who think they are animals for - is this an animal rights thing? Anyone?

[EDIT] More fool me. As it turns out, the site is part of an elaborate background to a novella, made by an author who is using the internet to create a kind of crossover for Really Keen Fans. It still scares me a little though because there are people out there who'd be into this.