Thanks, Triple! That gave me an extra 26 rep points (595 -> 621). Someone neg repped me for being a bigot for saying something negative about Obama (because obviously disagreeing with some of his policies makes me a racist), but now my Soul Gem has been cleansed reputation is back where it should be.
Also, don't let the neg reps bother you. Take them as badges of honor reflecting your courage to post controversial opinions. Some of my own best posts (in my own opinion) were ones that were neg repped, lol.
As a Canadian, I don't post much on the US elections thread, but I do think that discussion there is a bit... one-sided. Not so much on political policy, where I understand and accept that people have strong preferences based on their own ideas and worldviews. But moreso on how they evaluate the candidates involved.
Romney is a flawed candidate to be sure, but he does have some strengths (debating clearly being one of them).
And the US economy is clearly in hard shape right now, and surely at least some criticism for that should go to the US President of the last four years...
Truth be told, the way the race for President is shaping up is striking me as fair, and even expected. Two very flawed candidates, one plagued by policy inconsistency and the other plagued by a bad economy, are likely involved in a tight election finale. That strikes me as how it probably should be.
There's almost no result on Tuesday that would surprise me, though.
Don't worry about it. Your lack of a reply to the latest PPPL chapter isn't why I haven't wrote more yet. Ultimately, the section I'm trying to finish off now (Madoka Is Alone) is one of the less important sections, so it's hard to rouse myself, lol.
The funny thing is I have big plans for the next Mami Romance section, and it's just a matter of getting over the MIA hurdle to get there.
With work hours cut back this week for me, there's a decent chance I'll get some more fanfic writing done sometime over the next week or so.