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disillusionment and misanthropy [Jun. 20th, 2007|03:47 pm]
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[Current Location |in the jungle]
[mood |enragedenraged]

I am not a particular fan of "hate crime" legislation, for the reason that a heinous murder or assault is a heinous murder of assault, regardless of the motivation behind it: that prosecuting thoughtcrime is repugnant to me, that actions are what should be focused on by criminal proceedings.

This story about a murder in Indiana, and the travesty of a "defense" that the accused are offering up as a... an excuse for their actions, makes me wonder strongly if my thoughts on "hate crime" are naive and simplistic.

God save us all, when someone thinks that possibly being hit on by someone that they fear might be a homosexual gives them the right to kill for such an "insult," to feel "a sudden heat" for more than six hours, through a brutal beating and murder.

If you are as enraged by this as I am, post about it, do one little bit to help spread the word, one little bit to help bring a scrap of justice to a victim who has been otherwise ignored.
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BTVS in Haiku format [Jun. 1st, 2007|02:53 pm]
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[Current Location |limbo]
[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |cat purring on my head]

By my friend Sharky, from the Soulful Spike Society Message Board

BTVS Season One in Haiku
By Sharky

Welcome to the Hellmouth
Sunnydale High School.
The Slayer enrolled today.
What will happen next?

The Harvest
The Master needs blood.
Otherwise, he’ll remain trapped.
Look, Luke! The sun! Not…

The Witch
Cheerleader try-outs.
Amy’s mom attacks Buffy!
Trophy’s eyes screaming.

Teacher’s Pet
Xander’s a virgin?
Miss French is a giant bug?
Bat tapes do the trick.

Never Kill a Boy on the First Date
Buffy likes Owen.
The Anointed One will rise.
You’re kidding! A kid?

The Pack
Hyenas possess.
Flutie’s an unhappy meal.
Xander’s hottest look.

So, Angel’s a vamp?
A bumpy forehead and fangs
Spoil their tender kiss.

I, Robot… You Jane
Cybergeek stalks Will.
She’s clueless and friends worry.
RoboMolloch’s toast.

The Puppet Show
A scary dummy?
Hasn’t that been done before?
Oedipus Rex rocks.

Nightmares take on life.
Lucky Nineteen’s comatose.
Wake up, little guy!

Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Get ignored too long,
Become invisible girl.
Marcie’s crazy, too.

Prophecy Girl
Buffy drowns but then
Xander comes to her rescue!
The Master’s dusted.
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Animology [Jun. 1st, 2007|02:37 pm]
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[Current Location |doma]
[mood |amusedamused]
[music |sounds of silence]

Snurched from my friend yorick28, who is a Kim Possible fan as well.

ANIMOLOGY: What Animal Are You?
Your Result: Teal Cat

You're the Teal Kitty Cat! You're as swift and sly as a ninja and very hard to please. You can be very soft yet very cruel at the same time. Your soul mate is the beige racoon and you're in conflict with the red jaquar.

Red Jaguar
Ocre and Gray Dolphin
Blue Fox
Tan Giraffe
Silver and Red Wolf
Gold Falcon
Yellow Trout
<ANIMOLOGY: What Animal Are You?
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Great Strikethrough 2007 [May. 30th, 2007|12:05 pm]
[Current Location |flat on my back]
[mood |grumpygrumpy]

Following the recommendation of a Friend of Julia_here and Julia_here's example, I'm actually populating my "Interests" with a bona fide interest: Freedom of Speech.

The unbelievable outrage of community and user deletion, perpetuated against mostly-harmless oddballs and completely harmless fen (and one group devoted to reading Nabokov) in the name of self-righteousness is detailed Here on Liz-Marc's Journal.

So, if you feel likewise about upholding a right to freedom of speech and freedom of thought, you might consider adding "Freedom of Speech" to your interests.
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The Plot, She Thickens [May. 22nd, 2007|04:50 pm]
[mood |pensivepensive]

Okay, I know I'm paranoid, but this is just utterly ridiculous.

Many words describing my further Adventures in Back Injury with the perfidious bosses at NCS, with amazed goggling at the apparent complete and total incompetence involvedCollapse )

Tentative conclusions drawn by my paranoia: NCS is banking that I am an illegal drug user and will fail the test, and have not filed any record of the event until they find out whether I come up clean: if I don't come up clean, they will say I faked a worker's comp claim, and refuse it, as there is no accident report filed with the insurance company.

Actions to be taken.

1) Calm down, as I'm not gonna fail the stupid drug test, despite their convictions that I will.

2) Report the basics of the accident to Bridgefield ASAP: tomorrow at eight, by phone, if I need to, or tonight as a "To whoever handles claims for NCS"letter, if I can get access to a fax machine.

3) appreciate the fact that I can take more muscle-relaxants and anti-inflamatories in twenty minutes, and more painkillers as soon as I get done driving for a while.
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Bleah! [May. 22nd, 2007|12:43 am]
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[Current Location |flat on my back]
[mood |highhigh]
[music |Craig Ferguson]

Hi everybody! I'm on opiates!!! I wound up getting injured today in the most idiotic non-voluntary (as in "I wasn't drinking, I wasn't horsing around, and at no time did I say to anyone 'Hey, y'all, watch this'") ways possible.

Long story short: I had muscles tensed at eXACTly the wrong time when an elevator stopped moving far too quickly for the way I was standing and have a spasm in the middle of my back, it's treated, and I'm going to be fineCollapse )

I just feel so freakin' embarrassed that I am suffering from "backlash"; that I got injured in such a bloody unlikely and improbable fashion.
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St. Patrick's Day [Mar. 17th, 2007|12:49 pm]
[Current Location |In my head]
[mood |melancholymelancholy]
[music |"Parting Glass"]

It's St. Paddy's, and I'm missing Cat something fierce. I'm so glad I got to spend it with her, last year. Right now, I've got a scarf next to me that she gave me on this day 12 years ago, because I didn't have anything green on, and she considered it a shame for an Irish(heritaged)man to be greenless on this day.

On the first of April, it will be a year since she slipped her earthly bonds, and I miss my bitchy proud outcast sister more than I can say.

Mourning's like that. *shrug*
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(no subject) [Mar. 17th, 2007|12:35 pm]
Snurched from soberchef

How did I get a worse MPAA rating?

The Everything Test

There are many different types of tests on the internet today. Personality tests, purity tests, stereotype tests, political tests. But now, there is one test to rule them all.

Traditionally, online tests would ask certain questions about your musical tastes or clothing for a stereotype, your experiences for a purity test, or deep questions for a personality test.We're turning that upside down - all the questions affect all the results, and we've got some innovative results too! Enjoy :-)

You are more logical than emotional, more concerned about self than concerned about others, more religious than atheist, more dependent than loner, more lazy than workaholic, more traditional than rebel, more engineering mind than artistic mind, more cynical than idealist, more leader than follower, and more introverted than extroverted.

As for specific personality traits, you are intellectual (93%), horny (72%), romantic (71%), slutty (65%).

Emo Kid89%
Punk Rock87%
Old Geezer83%
Life Experience

Your political views would best be described as Liberal, whom you agree with around 73% of the time.
Your attitude toward life best associates you with Working Class. You make more than 0% of those who have taken this test, and 58% less than the U.S. average.

If your life was a movie, it would be rated R.
By the way, your hottness rank is 60%, hotter than 85% of other test takers.

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It appears.... [Jan. 30th, 2007|06:26 pm]
[Current Location |State of Confusion]
[music |Hallelujah Chorus]

That I have a new job. Working pulling cable for a network-installation company. Hired on as cable-dragger, told that the sky's the limit, for both pay and responsibilities.

-Matthew, who is freaked out, happy, apprehensive, and expectant.
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NaaaaaaKA-mura..... [Dec. 7th, 2006|04:03 pm]
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By Sharky of the Soulful Spike Society (http://soulfulspike.com)
Apologies to Messrs. Rodgers & Hammerstein for stealing "Oklahoma"
Nakamura: A thing of beautyCollapse )"You're doin' fine Nakamura
You're our Hero, and how!"


Shown to me by Sara, also of the Soulful Spike Society:

"Ode to the FCC"

A stirring low-key video tribute to our nation's moral watchdogs. Enjoy!
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