Coffee Talk – Bluejays and Barn Cats

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Attack of the Bluejays

A couple nights ago, I went out to pick limbs up out of the yard between storms. It seemed like a great idea until I started to get dive bombed by bluejays. We must have several nests in our trees.

This was more than a little annoying, but I am happy to report that I didn’t die, even if I failed at good camera footage.  And Geordie, our outdoor cat, made up for the attacked by tackling and killing one of the bluejays and bringing it to me as a gift a bit later.

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Fantastic Beasts

In the world of Harry Potter, there are new rumors floating around that someone has discovered the names of the Ilvermorny School Houses – names left out for those who don’t want spoilers, but you can find them in the link. I’m not sure how I feel about this on a couple of fronts.

  1. Why can’t people wait for anything? Is it so hard to be surprised by something?
  2. These (unlisted) house names are all part of Native American mythology. And because I’m not part of the Native American culture, I’m not sure how I feel about the appropriation. There was a big dust up a month or so ago when Rowling released some stories of wizards set in America, because they didn’t handle issues of Native American culture well. So I can only see this as a problem that will cause my favorite fandom to burn.

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