Week in Pictures ‘17, Part 16

The weather is mostly nice, if temperamental. Everything but daffodils is in blossom. Daffodils have disappeared until next March. My personal duckling count remains at two. My personal gosling count remains at zero. On the other hand, I have massively progressed with Pokémon Go and my need to see tiny cute living creatures should really be satisfied.

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Nolite te bastardes carborundorum

There are rules regulating what you wear and how you move, where you look and how you speak, some universal, some dependant on your position within the hierarchy. The protagonist is a Handmaid, one of the class of women kept for reproductive purposes. As such, she dresses in red, eats well, has regular health checks, is not allowed to read or write or have a personal name which instead had been replaced by a title: Offred, ‘of Fred’, ‘belonging to Fred’, her Commander.

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