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Schrödinger's Cat is not dead.

Also, be sure to visit Julian Beever's page for such wonderful pavement drawings as this )


And no, this picture isn't moving )



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Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.


Dragon in the dark,
Your eyes move across the stars,
Your breath moves the moon.

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So, I'm taking a Persuasive Speech class, and it's only the second day and it's going to kick my BUTT. Because in this second day of class, we have to present a two to three minute long speech on some current event. So, because I actually finally DID the damn thing (at 11pm the night before, go me), and because I'm clocking in at about 2:30 (right on schedule, cause I'm AMAZING like that), and because it's SLIGHTLY more interesting than Maths, I present it to you.

Um... may be slightly triggering? It's about Blaming The Victim in cases of rape and harassment. And how it demeans everyone to buy into that mentality (hey! There's that word I was looking for earlier! Now that it's not important to the speech, of course).

SPEECH )

Mad Men

Sep. 8th, 2010 01:34 am
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Just watched the latest episode of Mad Men. Please tell me there is Don/Peggy out there about this? Or even something about their relationship, even if it isn't a sexual/romantic one.

Also, the show's been on for 4 seasons and has gotten a fair amount of buzz, I think. Why is there not more fanfic in general?

Dreamwith

Sep. 6th, 2010 12:53 am
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I've seen these posts around a lot more recently, so I thought I should join in. I have 10 Dreamwith invite codes just sitting there, so if you want one, speak up.
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A person just did the "And this is why this fandom is so sick and disgusting and why the actors/creators thing its such a crazy thing" in response to a kink meme.

I have to wonder about myself because my response is mostly "Lol. Fandom noob" than anything constructive.


I had about four hundred more words for this, but I really but I think Fandom Noob says at least most of what needs to be said.

Ugh.

Aug. 16th, 2010 01:38 am
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Update on my last post. The first one is still apparently a troll. But the second one has had the OP (or someone claiming to be the OP) comment in response the four people who called out for a mod to delete its racefail. The OP's response? The good old "I'm ____ race, so I can't be racist!" It's true that true racism as it's explained in beginning sociology (the only kind I've taken) implies that it can only come from a race that is higher in the pecking order than the other. So, for example, while in 1950's America (and today, too, but it was more evident then) a white person could be racist against a black person, but the opposite could not hold true, because the African American people in general did not hold a position of authority or power over a white person. Instead, they could merely be prejudiced against them. I know, it's stupid, but that's how it was explained.

So, according to that, we say racist and mean prejudiced. But, in any case, it would depend on the community size and the make up of said community, etc.



It was especially awesome that the OP claimed to be a different race than the one listed in the original comment. Because that makes it all better? It's implied (to my white American way of thinking) that their skin is darker than mine by several shades. But, in comparing African American skin tones to what they did in their request is, to my mind and apparently several others, just not on. Even if it was an African American person posting that request I would still say that it wasn't cool, for multiple reasons that probably people all ready know or otherwise don't care about.


OP response under the cut. I'm going to bed now, and hopefully wake up in a better mood.


Really. Someone actually said this. )
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Made me go -_-

One is obviously a troll, or at least I hope it is, and the other just strikes me as racefail.

Posted only for future "what the hell was I talking about" reference )


Now I want more stories written where the boys have always been/have been changed into a different race. Only, you know, hold the racefail, and put in an extra order how hot they would be no matter what.
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If the whole "here have some drugs to make you normal!" thing would actually make me something like normal. Instead of making it so I kinda have ADD (even more than I used to, even). I mean, I have ten books currently out from the library, at least 16 books in pdf form that I haven't read yet, three currently opened big bang tabs, and I don't even want to know how many booked marked in my "To Read" folder.

Instead, I'm bouncing around the internet and playing NeoQuest, sometimes.

... on second thought, maybe that is normal for me after all.
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Or at least some of them? I was over at my sisters tonight, visiting with my nephew who remains adorable, and in the background they had on a football game, cowboys vs Bengals. Granted, I wasn't paying very much attention to the game, or it's players, but every now and again I would look up and have to wonder if what I saw could possibly be real.

The first name? Purifier. On the back of the jersey, even.

And then? Ghee. Followed closely by Coats. Wtf, people?

Gah...

Aug. 6th, 2010 03:28 am
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Falling behind on bigbang.

I swear, I will catch up eventually.



I also have 9 or 10 books checked out from the library... Next time I complain about never having anything to read, slap me.
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So, I was writing for a kink meme thing recently, and that's what I used for my first entry into to the Who I Write Like analysis. It turned out to be Stephen King, just what I always wanted my porn to be.

I was curious, though, as to if this was normal. After all, I haven't actually written anything in a long while, so maybe I've changed over time.

Turns out? Maybe not so much.



I analyzed 12 other things that I wrote for WL, and came up primarily with James Joyce as my Famous Author counter part (6 of the 12 pieces of writing). Amusingly, I then had three other authors, all with with two pieces of works. Stephen King, Dan Brown and Chuck Palahniuk.

When I tossed a whole bunch of writing in the analyzer, I came up with James Joyce, once more.

And really, there are far worse people to be compared too.


It's still kinda freaky that my current porn is Stephen King, though.






I write like
James Joyce

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


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SPN fandom, I might be disappoint if there isn't a Dean/Castiel crackish vid to Britney Spears' "Unusual You". I mean:

"Maybe you're not even human 'cause,
Only an angel could be so unusual
Sweet surprise, I could get used to
Unusual you"

See? My case is made.

If it doesn't all ready exist, someone really needs to get on that shit.
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Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Tuesday I ate my brussel sprouts (1 points). In February I broke [livejournal.com profile] issyadore's X-Box (-12 points). In June I farted in an elevator (-6 points). Last month I helped [livejournal.com profile] indybaggins across the street (6 points). In May I invaded Iraq, broke it, and couldn't glue it back together before Mom got home (-1012 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-1023 points). For Christmas I deserve a spanking!

Sincerely,
simplysly

Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:


Bolding was mine.

.... wut?

Sep. 11th, 2009 01:00 am
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Your English Skills:



Grammar: 100%

Punctuation: 80%

Spelling: 80%

Vocabulary: 80%








You Are 44% Evil



You are evil, but you haven't yet mastered the dark side.

Fear not though - you are on your way to world domination.





....I feel dirty now.
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Yeah, you! Go watch this video.

Go on. I'll wait.


Done? Good. THAT'S A FANVID! As in, not the official version for the song. As in, did in own free time for free.

I just can't understand these artistic peoples.






On a more personal note, I'm off my meds. What this means is that I can finally think again, goddamnit. And write, not that I'll be posting anything anytime soon. But still. I can think, and it's a wonderful thing.
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If you want to wank, wank.  Just keep me the fuck out of it.

RE: The portland write up by Diane.

The ONLY thing that I quibbled with was the colour of the van that the guys got into at the end of the night.  Very unimportant in the grand scheme of things.  The rest of it was true, and if you try to say that I said otherwise, I will laugh in your face.

I don't give a flying fuck most of the time, but using me to bash someone else is just not on.  If you ask me, I'll tell you what I think, but I try not to bring it up because I try to be nice.

Surprisingly, most of us are supposed to be grown ups.  If you don't like what someone is doing, as long as it's not directly impacting you or your family, grow up and get the fuck over it.



This PSA is brought to you by lies and schemes:  Annoying people since 5000 B.C.



ETA:  If you want to read my thoughts on the Portland write up, they're here.   If I had an issue, I would have raised it then.
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I exist, barely. Am trying to catch up on everything. Feel free to link to anything you think I might have missed.
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So, I got this from [livejournal.com profile] kalimyre , although they probably don't know it.

Rules are pretty simple:

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4.Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post it in your own journal.

Image is behind the cut, because of moderate (?, how do you really tell, anyway?) size.

Read more... )
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So, my power cord died. Again. Dunno why. Worked fine in the morn, but in the evening it just wouldn't start. Very sad. Have ordered new one, which should arrive on the 6th or the 7th. Hopefully. So, am on my Mum's computer now, but don't have regular access to it, alas. Hope to talk to you lovely people soon.
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