Friday, 13 February 2015

mokie: A package of meat wishes you happy holidays (holiday personal)
My family has always celebrated Friday the 13th as a lucky day.

On this day in 1913, the 13th Dalai Lama proclaimed Tibet's independence. As you might have heard, China disagrees, says Tibet is and has always been part of it, and has made some pointed remarks about Westerners endorsing what is essentially a theocracy (something that's easy to ignore when it's a religion we've gotten used to seeing only as a coffee shop philosophy).

Fortunately, the first Friday the 13th of the year is also Blame Someone Else Day. I say we point our fingers at Brad Pitt. Sure, he wasn't even alive in 1913, but hey, that's his bad luck.

About dream/reading tags

y-* tags categorize dreams.

For types: beyond the obvious, there are dreamlets (very short dreams), stubs (fragment/outline of a partially-lost dream), gnatter (residual impression of a lost dream).

For characters: there are roles (characters fitting an archetype), symbols (characters as symbols), and sigils (recurring figures with a significance bigger than a single dream's role/symbolism).

x-* tags categorize books.

Material is categorized primarily by structure, style and setting. If searching for a particular genre, look for the defining features of that genre, e.g. x-form:nonfic:bio, x-style:horror, x-setting:dystopian.