zieweed

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  • zieweed commented on the blog post The Mysterious Galaxy

    2011-03-26 04:36:35View | Delete

    We — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    Heart of a Dog — Mikhail Bulgakov

  • zieweed commented on the blog post The Mysterious Galaxy

    2011-03-26 04:22:46View | Delete

    Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
    The Two of Them by Joanna Russ

  • zieweed commented on the blog post These Are Not The Violent Extremists You Are Looking For

    2011-01-09 11:12:11View | Delete

    thank you.
    besides being a long time TBogg lurker, I’ve been diagnosed/labeled paranoid schizophrenic. I’m both out and active on civil rights issues re: psychiatric disability.
    like the rest of humanity, crazy people are capable of violence. but when there’s homicide headlines, my reaction includes: “I hope the perpetrator wasn’t one of us.” violence is expected of us, projected on us, and tends to fuel regressive legislation. so when this kind of incident occurs I don’t just feel stricken for the victims, or the country, or angry about hate speech and violence-promoting rhetoric. I feel (for lack of a better word) paranoid about the social and legal response.
    for what it’s worth, researchers at Northwestern University found that people with severe mental illness were victims of violent crime at a rate over eleven times higher than the general population. see
    http://archpsyc.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/62/8/911

  • zieweed commented on the blog post The War On Cthulhumas

    2010-12-23 09:40:00View | Delete

    A Christmas sonnet featuring Cthulhu:

    http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mill1974/EGAD/034667.html

  • zieweed became a registered member

    2010-12-23 09:37:45View | Delete