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 My favourite thing about The Scar, by China Mieville, is how the heroine, Bellis, insulates herself from the world and her experiences (sometimes to the point of delusion). I feel my reaction to the election has been much the same, when not actively hiding from the news I've been avoiding it, and putting things in place to try and convince myself it's less bad. James and I voted on Thursday morning then drank a bottle of cheap sparkling with our scrambled eggs, toasting the prospect of the Tories not winning, then I avoided media other than Shakesville/facebook/livejournal until 3am. Shortly after that I had to get a coach to London, meaning that I didn't know anything more about the result til about midday. At which point I had to get on another bus, and we arrived at James' parents shortly after two, just in time for David Cameron's speech. At which point the order for the weekend became to alternate between being inarticulate with rage, being misguidedly optimistic, and throwing up. (unrelated to the election, I just had a stomach bug)

So the plan is to meet some socialists and Warwick anarchists, get more active and involved in LGBT+ politics. And not to check a point in my theory about the portrayal of Valerie in V for Vendetta for a couple of days. 

Other comparisons than Bellis Coldwine: Gratiano. Xavier in the same book. Cutter in Iron Council (that last sentence is more Iron Councilly)

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