January 9th, 2021

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index card – Why Raquel changes her name to Elle

In the film Dirty Dancing, Jack Weston seems to be separated at birth blood relative of Harvey Weinstein.  This link to Simon Wiesenthal wikipedia page, Autobiographical inconsistencies, may help to feed the taglines of a b-story plot within the public school system to crack down on HEAVY METAL music and its Nazi influences.

Wiesenthal would describe two people fighting over one of the lists he had prepared of survivors of the Holocaust; the two look up and recognize each other and have a tearful reunion. In one account it is a man and wife, and in another telling it is two brothers.*

In the imdb narrative for 1987 musical, DD is described as Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle AND in the 1980s, HEAVY METAL might've reached its peak just before the FCC got itself involved in prohibiting radio stations from playing it.  In 1980, Church groups in Iowa organize record burnings of albums by The Beatles, Ravi Shankar, The Carpenters, Peter Frampton and John Denver, among others.  In 1984, The National Parent Teachers Organization (National PTA) adopts a resolution to encourage record companies to rate music according to the amount of violence, sex, profanity, or vulgarity it contains, and to include this rating on the covers of albums.  In 1985, Tipper Gore, wife of then Senator Al Gore of Tennessee, is offended by lyrics in a Prince album she has purchased for her daughter.  She helps form the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) to oppose explicit content in music.  The PMRC asks the Radio Industry Association of America (RIAA) to adopt a rating system.  The RIAA and the PMRC agree that a voluntary warning sticker, stating “Parental Advisory- Explicit Lyrics,” will be affixed to certain albums. Each record label is given the discretion to devise its own rating standards.  AND The parents of a nineteen-year-old bring suit against Ozzy Osbourne and CBS Records, claiming that the singer’s lyrics in his song “Suicide Solution” persuaded their son to commit suicide. The courts hold that the lyrics are Constitutionally protected speech.

*Nazi Hunter: The Wiesenthal File  and Simon Wiesenthal: the Life and Legends

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I posted a suggestion to lj

Double spacing after a sentence


How the New Post Editor transposes into code double spacing after a sentence


I love using the character entity   which the New Post Editor converts as code whenever I double space after a sentence.  I notice the order in which the "non-breaking space" character entity is used is AFTER the first blank space.  If this order was transposed, wouldn't it solve unneeded blank space at the beginning of the next line?


I always review my entries to check for flaws and typos.  One of the things I've been doing when editing an entry which I created in the New Post Editor is to unitilize the old 'classic' editor to transpose the first blank space, at the end of a sentence, with the non-breaking space character entity  .  It seems when I do this, the orphan of a double space, at the end of a sentence near the right margin, disappears (from breaking the consistency of a paragraph's left margin with an unwanted space before the new/next sentence.)


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I was asked to resubmit my suggestion with screenshots. Here it is in all its glory.

TITLE
Double spacing after a sentence
SUMMARY
How the New Post Editor transposes the code for double spacing after a sentence
FULL DESCRIPTION
I love using the character entity   which the New Post Editor converts as code whenever a double space is used after a sentence. However, I am noticing a bug as a result of the order in which the "non-breaking space" character entity is used AFTER the first blank space. If this order were to be transposed, it would solve unneeded blank space at the beginning of the next line? I'm including sample screenshots of a blog entry at https://slavezombie.livejournal.com/883141.html

This is an image of the result of the flawed code: https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/slavezombie/2661370/293173/293173_800.png

This is an image of the flawed code: https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/slavezombie/2661370/293100/293100_800.png
LIST OF BENEFITS
I wouldn't have to use a text editor to find/replace the code for double spacing if this somebody addressed this bug. One of the things I've been doing when editing an entry which I create using the New Post Editor is to utilize the 'old' editor to change the order of the code and the blank space (representing double spaces). In other words, I swap the non-breaking space character entity   in place of the blank space which follows a period, and I add a genuine blank space after the code (before the first letter of the next sentence.) The orphaned blank space then no longer results in the unwanted space at the start of the next line of text. I will show screenshots of the results.

This is an image of the same blog entry shown as the example of the flaw when an orphaned blank space affects the beginning of a new line in the middle of a paragraph, fixed: https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/slavezombie/2661370/292452/292452_800.png

This is an image of what the fixed code looks like after I've edited it: https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/slavezombie/2661370/292678/292678_800.png
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index card: chymical reaction, stoicism and telepathy

The other day I borrowed the digital copy of The wind–up bird chronicle from my local library.  Unfortunately, time hasn't allowed for a second read as much as I know I would enjoy it.  I've also convinced myself that I should re-read The chymical wedding but…

There's a stanza from Uninvited that uses the word stoic and squirm in the same line.

Must be strangely exciting
To watch the stoic squirm
Must be somewhat heartening
To watch shepherd meet shepherd

Lines 3 and 4 connect with me as a lesson learnt from adolescence.  Tension and emotional heightening build for this delicate scene involving menstruation cycles/cramps, jock itch/crabs, and the taboo of young love for which I am channeling blanks.  I have a suspicion that the answer may lay in My dark Vanessa.  The first occurrence of the modal verb 'must be' seems intuitive of orgasms and dry humping, yet, shepherd meet shepherd is something I cannot place, unless that BILLBOARD from the 90s depicting an 8 month pregnant woman caused an unsettling feeling (in MC) as though he was placing the pregnancy as that from an old flame.  She-bird archaically replacing the word shepherd for clarity in meaning "attractive woman" who meets the woman on the BILLBOARD, but this is far from heartening for MC.

I guess, depending on whom we hear the words coming from, a necessity of heartening for MC might be the alternative to a very dangerous and risky fork in the road for our protagonist.  This sequence should definitely be a high point upon introducing the b-story.