Originally posted on Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea:
GANDALF: Theoden king stands alone.
Eomer: Not alone. ROHIRRIM!
Watching #hometovote on Thursday night and Friday, that was how I felt.
On Friday, 22 May 2015, the Irish nation voted overwhelmingly to give equal protection to all persons choosing to marry without distinction as to their sex. It – we – voted to affirm the equality of GLBT citizens in the eyes of the constitution.
Today we watched the returns come in. Today we saw history made. Today, in the crowds in the courtyard of Dublin Castle, cheering when every constituency went green for YES (and booing for Roscommon-South Leitrim, shame on you, you let the side down a bit there), today we began a new history.
Can you actually believe it? pic.twitter.com/KtK33f8t7m
? PJ Gallagher (@pjgallagher) May 23, 2015
I have now heard a crowd break spontaneously into the national anthem.
This is not a thing I ever expected…
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About a week ago I decided to celebrate the end of my prolonged college career by taking off to the Wicklow mountains for two nights of walking and getting rained on. Like all of my experiences in the terrifying digital nightmare we live in, I will now funnel it into blog content by making you all look at my crappy Galaxy S3 photos while I make inane and random comments.
I was cautiously optimistic about the first episode of Life is Strange and fully satisfied with the second. I thought I had a good handle both on what the game’s level of quality would be going forward and what direction the story would take. Apparently I was wrong on both counts, because Chaos Theory is far better than the two episodes that came before it and takes the story in dramatic, shocking and exciting new directions. I have no idea where the this thing is going to end up, and I’m excited as hell to find out.
[Exams over, our regular nonstop blogathon will resume shortly]