Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Small Change

I realize that, after all this time, I really owe you an actual blogpost.

But first, a minor diversion.

For the next little while, this blog will be set to GMT + 3:30... that is, Tehran time. So hello there, Iranian officials looking for bloggers and trying to shut down those demanding their rights. Do I offend you? I really hope I do.

The thing that makes this vaguely relevant to my blog is the people who alerted me to this quiet form of support are, in fact, YA authors. They're the cavalry when it comes to censorship in all forms, and their pursuit of justice makes it that much more admirable a career path.

After all, as a great man once said: "We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. Lord Voldemort's gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."