It’s so good that The Sun has taken the time to point out that the rise of the Far Right is A Bad Thing. Thank goodness we have a responsible press that wouldn’t dream of feeding a poisonous atmosphere of racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic hate over a period of months and years because like I said, that would be A Bad Thing.
Attending the party at Pat O’Brien’s was more of a work duty than anything else for Dante. He wanted to see what they were doing, how they were marketing the holiday and their specials for the night, all of it. The more information he had, the better he could outdo them the next time. Giving a nod to the bouncer at the front, Dante headed inside the building, a smile on his face as the dueling pianos started. “Not a bad atmosphere.” Dante commented absently to whoever was around. Everyone seemed to be on their own and probably wouldn’t mind conversation.
NPR has a great story about the aftermath of wildfires in Alaska, which have already burned through five million acres this summer. The ground up there has thick layers of duff, which is vegetation—fallen leaves, branches, etc.—that doesn’t decompose because of the cold. Duff lies atop permafrost and insulates this frozen layer of earth that stores two times as much carbon as the atmosphere. Too bad duff is flammable. When a wildfire comes and burns through it, the underlying permafrost becomes exposed to the warmer temperatures above. As it melts, the permafrost releases the carbon it had been holding for tens of thousands of years.
Well, I’m glad you like the blog. This is my first time answering an ask so I hope you like it as much as you seem to like the blog cx
France - His tendency to care too much and trust too easily. He’s so passionate and trusting, which makes him an easy target for manipulation. He’s been hurt many times because of this. People (*cough* *cough* England *cough* *cough*) often tell him that he needs to be more wise and not trust people so easily, but he can’t help it. It’s just part of his nature, and he hates himself for it.
America - His intelligence. Like his papa, America trusts too easily, but, he also is bad at reading the atmosphere. He’s called stupid and idiotic a lot of the time (mostly by England), and even though he pretends not to care, it really does get to him. He can handle being insulted, but sometimes he just needs a hug and to be reminded that people don’t actually think that this is true.
Canada - His invisibility (obvious, much?). He doesn’t get noticed, and he’s started to blame himself. He seems to think that the reason he doesn’t get noticed is that he’s annoying and people don’t want to talk to him. He’s very wrong, of course, but that’s what loneliness can do to you.
England - The fact that he’s so inconsiderate. He is mean to people, as a joke, usually, but this often upsets people. He isn’t just mean for the sake of mean, he does it as a joke (and to hide is other insecurities, but that’s another post), but sometimes he takes his actions too far and hurts other people.
(P.S. I’m on mobile most of the time so I can’t make it easier to read, sadly. I’m really sorry about that.)