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The Unanswerable Question

Much has gone on these last few days.

On Saturday, as I walked around the Trafford Centre in Manchester, many crossed my mind apart from the fashion-related ones ennumerated in my previous post.

After I had caught up with Mr C later on, still more thoughts cluttered my brain.

Firstly, I wondered how it is that of some nationalities manage to bring their children up to behave in public, while others simply cannot.

I also wondered why it seems to be that on the Continent and in the US is better made and more flattering to all ages than here in the UK.

Mr C informed me that one of our scener friends has now come out as transgender, and although I don't know how far through her she is, the use of feminine pronouns and her new name is appropriate. (I might add that this is not unheard of, we now know three geeks at various stages of transition from male to female.)

Mr C also informed me that another one of his scener friends is engaged to a athlete. So not only do the couple have to deal with the fact that she is partially sighted, but also that she is a familiar face to many people. I can't recall how or where they met, but I can only imagine the kerfuffle that her appearance must cause at times. Fortunately, in the scene we are generally very down to earth, and apart from fangirling a few of the musicians and games designers, I'm pretty immune to celebrity. After all, even the Queen has to use the bathroom, as someone once told me.

Finally, on the way home we were listening to the radio and the DJ started his show with 'Fire' by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown. How he got away with it, I have no clue, because one of the news headlines concerned the deaths of 10 members of the same Irish community in a fire at their site.

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CoralLevang wrote on October 12, 2015, 6:57 AM

Okay, I have to ask...(I would explore to see if I could figure it out myself by reading all posts written by you, but my PP is loading like molasses in January here in the wee hours).... What is a "scener"? Into what "scene" is it that you are referring? I'm a bit unclear your meaning.

WordChazer wrote on October 12, 2015, 12:14 PM

Computer coding and graphics scene, 'the demo-scene'. Members thereof called 'sceners'. Parties and meetups organised by sceners usually called 'demoparties' but more officially 'digital arts conferences'. Where I disappear off to on a regular basis for long weekends away.

CoralLevang wrote on October 12, 2015, 12:31 PM

Thanks for the explanation. I've heard it in reference to other "scenes," but wasn't sure what you meant.

cmoneyspinner wrote on October 12, 2015, 3:46 PM

Thanks for asking. I kept she was misspelling "senior". ((O.o)) :)

WordChazer wrote on October 12, 2015, 4:34 PM

cmoneyspinner I thought you knew my foibles better than that after the number of sites we have been on together emoticon :grin: G33k+pr0ud;

WordChazer wrote on October 12, 2015, 4:37 PM

No probs. Hope your day was eventually better than it sounded like it was beginning. I was awake at 4.30am today too, Mr C got up for work at 5.20am. I didn't go back to deep sleep but I must have napped because he texted me at 8.15am telling me his expected parcel was to be delivered between 8.30 and 9.30am. You never saw me shower and dress so fast, I swear. Head has been trying to catch up with body all day...

cmoneyspinner wrote on October 12, 2015, 7:00 PM

WordChazer - And I thought you realized that my brain is stuck is “senior moments” mode 99% of the time! :)

paigea wrote on October 12, 2015, 10:05 PM

You have been mulling over a variety of topics

WordChazer wrote on October 13, 2015, 2:42 PM

Oh, so that's why you thought I'd misspelled 'senior'?! (Who? Me? Qualified proofreader and editor? *Looks innocent...*) Not that I can get those darn emoticons to work tonight, mind, so maybe it's my turn for the senior moments?

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WordChazer wrote on October 13, 2015, 2:47 PM

It's what happens when I get time to walk. Brain goes into freewheel mode.