Busy weekend coming up. Just getting down a quick note before I have to drop Wump off at her circus performance. They’re rehearsing for a couple of hours and then we’re all going back to watch.
Yesterday, there was a shooting in Australia. The worst since the Port Arthur Massacre that convinced the Australian government to do something about guns. Seven people, including four children, were killed in a murder-suicide. This is still a far cry from the thirty-five who died in Port Arthur, but even so, it’s awful. And it happened just outside my sister’s home town, Margaret River. They knew the family, taught the kids, helped sell and buy their houses. A tiny community like that, of course they all know each other.
I’m just glad events like this are a tragic aberration rather than a daily fact of life. My heart goes out to the whole community and all those bereaved by the loss.
I don’t really have an All Deadpool, All The Time to share today. Maybe tomorrow. Edpool did a bit of marketing though.
I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends.
Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages?
I am Hatboy.
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