Sometimes, I've got something to say that just wouldn't fit into a Garwulf's Corner
- not because it is too long, but because it is too short. So, here are some thoughts I've had about various things that I think are worth expressing.
Regarding the Confederate flag: Yes, there's been an overreaction on places like the Apple iStore, but removing it from flagpoles on state legislature buildings is long overdue. The Confederate States of America have not existed since 1865, and the legislature is government land. A full century and a half after its dissolution, the Confederate flag has no more business flying every day in front of an American state legislature than the Canadian, Australian, or British flag would have - it's just inappropriate.
Regarding gay marriage in the United States: Congratulations! It is an injustice that it took this long.
: It's not Robot Wars
, but it will do. It's certainly learned from Robot Wars
, though - this is a more serious and mature program than the program that aired on Comedy Central, and as a result it is far more watchable. But, I have to ask - who in their right mind these days doesn't build a self-righting mechanism (or SRImech) into their robot?
Regarding The Mary Sue
about Steven Moffat: Actually, no, Moffat does not
owe it to his fans to do anything
. Steven Moffat answers to his superiors at the BBC, and he owes them
the best product he can produce. To be fair, any creative artist will get best results by trying to do well by their fans, but that's not the same as an obligation, and should never be treated as such. Or, to misquote something Neil Gaiman once said
about George R.R. Martin, "Steven Moffat is not your bitch