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Good GOD what is going on back in my home city? D: I swear, coming in for dinner to see London in flames on the News was... surreal, to say the least. I don't even--

My mum is going in to London tomorrow for stage one of her breast cancer surgery, and my dad and brother both live in London. My brother texted me to say he and my dad are fine but staying indoors! I hope they'll all stay safe. Jesus fucking christ.

In other news, yep, I'm still in NJ. I'm doing okay. Hope everyone else is fine. Sorry for falling off the radar for a couple of weeks ^^;

Date: 2011-08-09 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sukishadow.livejournal.com

It's all over the UK now. Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, but no further south than Croydon. Everyone's pretty scared and upset but we'll make it through this. Hope you're having a good time in America anyway!

Date: 2011-08-09 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyboy-fox.livejournal.com
Just found out there's rioting literally two streets away from where my mum is having surgery tomorrow. If it prevents her getting to the hospital, I'll be pissed :\ Also, rioting one town over from where my 82-year-old dad lives. I'm not happy about any of it, but just gotta hope it'll be over soon ^^;

Date: 2011-08-10 07:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teamrodent.livejournal.com
It's up in Manchester now? GAH!

Er, how far north has it gotten?

Date: 2011-08-09 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tangyabominy.livejournal.com
O hai, friend of mine just saw this on Tumblr:

"London: TURN OFF YOUR TWITTER LOCATIONS AND CHANGE YOUR LOCATIONS THE RIOTERS ARE SEARCHING SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR THEIR NEXT TARGET. PLEASE TAKE 5 SECONDS TO REBLOG THIS!"

Thought I'd share it with you and the crowd here in case you can get the word out to a more UK-centric network than I have access to right now.

Date: 2011-08-09 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyboy-fox.livejournal.com
Yikes! Thanks, I'll bear that in mind. I hate the thought that the very social media I adore for sharing amazing things across the world could be helping these low-level thugs to cause mayhem across the towns and cities I love ):

Date: 2011-08-09 11:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] private-enemy.livejournal.com
Yeah, I've read about the riots. Crazy stuff. Hope everyone stays safe over there...

Glad to see you're back and ok though. :) I was wondering how you were doing.

Date: 2011-08-09 01:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyboy-fox.livejournal.com
Thanks *Hug* I appreciate it.

Date: 2011-08-09 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alycus.livejournal.com
Hope you're enjoying things in the US despite bleak economic news everywhere.

I don't understand these riots. What are they doing, really? Hope it doesn't affect anyone you care for.

Date: 2011-08-09 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyboy-fox.livejournal.com
Yeah, I'm doing okay, thanks.

I have no idea what the rationale behind these riots is... It's just nonsensical @_@

Date: 2011-08-10 10:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadowdingo.livejournal.com
Was beginning to wonder where you'd disappeared to. XD

Sad thing here is, I only heard about them over Twitter. I'm a bit scared about my auntie, who was kind enough to lodge me for Summer of Sonic this year. She's only got one line connected to her nearest Underground station. I keep meaning to contact her to make sure she's okay.

I hope they don't have a negative impact on your mum's surgery too. I'm still not 100% sure what these riots are about exactly. I'm just begging they don't hop the border.

Date: 2011-08-12 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inkedfeathers.livejournal.com
Yeah, it felt kind of sudden, didn't it? I don't really know the specifics, as I don't follow U.K. news in particular, but I was pretty surprised when I read about it too.

It's good to know your family's alright!
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