Posts by Lilith __

  • Speaker: Why all the fuss over six trees?, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    “This is not a hollow engagement. We think taking a little bit of extra time will not do us any harm. It’s a good thing to listen to what the public has to say and to take them into account.”

    Jesus fucking Christ. We pay these people’s salaries. These are our spaces, our amenities.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3517 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Sex with the office lights on:…, in reply to mark taslov,

    Imagine if no one had got their phone out. Imagine if the pub-crowd had merely had a giggle and a good story to tell their families when they got home.

    …has the makings of a winning tourism advertisement targeting those planning a trip to the 1970s

    We still have a choice whether or not to use the technology. Peeps can choose to be kind.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3517 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: I Walk the Line,

    Emma, you’re a champion. Not just for enduring all this, but also for being able to write about it with your characteristic wit and flair. Holy shit.

    PS Anyone who isn’t already, you should all read Emma’s ripping, sexy novel The Isis Knot, and flick her a koha.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3517 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Sex with the office lights on:…,

    Imagine if no one had got their phone out. Imagine if the pub-crowd had merely had a giggle and a good story to tell their families when they got home.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3517 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Once in a Lifetime: Unofficial versions,

    There is no clear dividing line between the disaster and the subsequent plans, actions and developments. The city’s character is saturated with the disaster; the earthquake remains an inescapable daily presence and topic of conversation.

    Living through the past few years has been difficult here, but it has also provided moments of joy, engagement and a sense of collective effort rarely experienced in the routines of normal daily life.

    anger has been present from the very first moments the quakes disrupted the lives of people in Canterbury. Like the issues that radiate from the earthquakes, anger and frustration have spread to other aspects of life in the city such as traffic problems, dealing with insurance companies and government agencies, school closures, rent increases, political decision-making and more. But it is belittling to treat this anger as simply an emotional consequence of the quakes to be mitigated by holidays and relaxation. Much of this anger is justified.

    Very well written, all of it. These 3 excerpts particularly resonate with me.

    Reading this made me cry. Although I moved to Dunedin early last year, I'm still deeply affected by what happens in my hometown.

    Something I try to explain to non-Chch people is that the distress and dislocation hasn't lessened in the years post-quakes. For many people it's actually gotten progressively worse. Insurance, infrastructure, housing and transport difficulties which we all thought were temporary have become perpetual.

    I send all my love to Chch peeps and particularly those who are still able to visualise and work towards a beautiful future for the city.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3517 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Movement, in reply to David Hood,

    So wintry!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3517 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Movement, in reply to David Hood,

    In some places there was actually a hoar frost

    Golly, where are you David?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3517 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Movement, in reply to Hebe,

    Love these kelp pix Lilith and Gareth.

    Thanks Hebe! I understand not everyone is as excited by it as I am. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3517 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Movement, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    kelp fronds … sweep in and out again ….
    Mesmerising to watch

    …chilling, too.

    Heh, that's Lovers' Leap I think?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3517 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Movement, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Whoosh!

    You know how when you sit by the shore and watch you can feel the awesome power of the waves as they massage the coast? Your photos just gave me that feeling.

    I'm so glad. :-D

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3517 posts Report Reply

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