Christmas innit

Been a while. I was wrapping Christmas presents and remembered I had a mailing list and that if you don’t send a message out once every three months, they consider it invalid and you have to make everyone re-sign up. So, Merry Christmas.

Also, stop blaming 2016 for celebrities dying. It’s stupid, because a) it condemns a whole period of time, forever, merely on the basis of how many famous people you like aren’t alive anymore, and we’re better than that as a species; b) instead of dealing with the fact of death in a mature way, you’re blaming a calendar, which won’t serve you as well when your parents die; c) it ignores the fact that people die ALL THE TIME, and implying that things are somehow worse because you’ve seen some of this year’s crop on a screen is insulting to all the ones you didn’t care about, which means you’ve somehow found a way to not-care about them even more; and d) if you get to outlive your heroes, that’s you being lucky, because the alternative is that you don’t. If Carrie Fisher dies before you do, it means you still have the precious gift of life that she may be denied, and if all you use it for is to moan about the karmic injustice of a twelve-month Gregorian time period on Twitter, or emaili me to tell me I’m a prick for having an opinion, then not only will someone have lost their life but someone else who still has theirs will be wasting what they have left of it, instead of appreciating this brief span of existence that we have here to breathe and smile and be alive and do what those we’ve lost can do no longer.

Anyway, happy new year.

I’m gonna start making videos again soon, I just bought a new camera.

Wishing you a happy and wonderful end-of-year
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