October 17th, 2004



I've replied but never posted here. Until now. I had to share this one.

"I once witnessed a woodlouse executed with a bottle of grease. It had teflon in it, so he was wonderfully shiny as he perished and I think that would make quite a good impression on God.

A response from raffish to This Thread in their journal.
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[Rosie] and i am never real

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More on pornography and her mother. Because it cracks me up. Still this thread.

God knows how she found out they all like slash. I have visions of her walking around her office, yelling out things like "HEY! ANY OF YOU LIKE TO READ STORIES ABOUT THAT HARRY POTTER KID BEING GAY?! WITH THAT BLOND GUY? BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER'S A BIG FAN OF THAT TOO."
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loanwords here: My motto has always been that when I cannot properly take care of myself anymore (bathe myself, feed myself, etc), then it is time to drag me out back and shoot me. I don't want to be a burden for other people.

I don't care if it's not teh funneh. It's important.

ginmar speaks from the heart of Iraq - and from the heart of what it means to be part of a free country.

Democracy is one of those things that you think you can define---until the very moment you try. Freedom? Yeah, what's that? I'm wearing the same outfit as 140,000 other people here. But I took an oath to defend the Constitution, and to me that means its principles. Once you recognize that you're free, you also have to recognize that other people are not, and that until they are, you can't really be, either. Freedom carries with it that burden, that acknowledgement. It's not enough to be a beacon, a symbol, a hope. You have to be active. That's the cruelest irony of all about it. I suspect the sunshine patriots Paine spoke about got a distinct jolt when they realized that freedom doesn't mean disconnection from other people---in fact, it means the exact opposite. No one can be till everyone is free.

There's something about being a Reservist that makes this seem especially vivid. We throw our fates to chance, and some of us like the idea that we're beholding to this amorphous concept of freedom. We put aside our individuality, our homes, our jobs, and we take up someone else's lives and hopes. We feel part of a larger purpose, a larger cause than our own paltry concerns. And we like it.

People ask how we do the job we do, and there's another answer, too: because of you. We fight, and you hope. The act of taking up that banner links everyone together, even if you never take up a weapon. Freedom doesn't mean isolation; it means connection, and admittance to a club with a wide-open membership. We have a common desire, it's just the execution that's different.

People ask how they can support us.

It's very simple.


I don't care who you vote for, I just care that you do. Our deaths, our injuries, our sacrifices, are all payment for that concept of giving people a voice. We've given you a gift. We've paid for it already. We are here, and we will be here till the job is done. Yet there are people who say that the process is stupid, flawed, unnecessary. They may be right. But we're here for a reaon, and every one hwo doesn't vote negates that reason just a bit.

People ask how they can support us.


My ballot was not blood-stained, but that's because a truckload of them probably got blown up. I was using a generic ballot, not even the one I was sent. In order for us to vote, someone gave up their life. The Iraqis haven't seen a real election in thirty years. It's a brand new right for them, and some of them are willing to die for it.


Take up the banner for all the people, living and dead, who fought for this. Take up your part in the fight.
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wireandroses, here.

i had a revelation during biology about why vampires would NOT be as sexy as authors seem to think they are. we were learning about the urinary system and how different environments lead to excreting ammonia in different forms depending on how much water they have to save, and how animals like vampire bats can change this. most of the time they retain as much water as possible, but when they're drinking blood, they have to get the excess water out fast so they can get as much nutrition in as possible. so the warm trickle down the neck? it's not blood, it's pee. vampires really don't sound so sexy when you realize they'd be wetting their pants while they sucked your neck...
crazy cat lady

Even her daily life takes on menacing overtones

Today consisted of a plethora of haufrauish humdrum. I always thought there was soething very nazi about housework- probably the whole underlying concept of removing all the filth from your home and creating an aura of unmatched aryan perfection.

You know what would be dandy? Living in a neighborhood of inamimate chackis with eyes who rock backk and forth in a transfixing manner- you know, like in those old Betty Boop cartoons. Although..hypothetically, say your mailbow has eyes. And you reached your hand in to get the mail- how horrid! I would feel as if I was gutting the thing.

--- necrodiac, being herself.