I love REM.
I keep forgetting that I do, but...wow...
MTV! You rule! ^____^ Thank you for playing "The One I Love" and rejuvinating my ever-lasting faith in REM.
Damn, their videos are majorly conceptual. But cool...very cool.
I'm really liking 'Boy Meets Boy' right now too, just because it's so sentimental and cuuuuuuu-uuuute right now! Awww... *squeezies Harley and Mikhael*
But I'm happy too, which is one of the strangest things...
So...they kicked me out of the cartooning position on the Colonel (school paper).
Oh, they are *so* wishing they hadn't done that now... *evil grin* The guy that they kicked me off for?
HE BLOWS. HE CANNOT DRAW.
Pardon me but... BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Fuck you! Look! This is what you get!
So everyone who needs a cartoon for their layout in not happy now. Except for Amy, who has some pretty high up connections...
I drew her a cartoon for the opinion article she wrote about boy scouts excluding gays (she is majorly against the boy scouts now, by the way. Dedicated liberal that she is). I thought it was a pretty good cartoon.
They want to soften it. Goddamn it...now, not only is my name going to be right next to a boy scout bashing article that I do *not* agree with, they're softening the cartoon I drew so that it won't offend anyone (mostly Democrats with waaaaay too much time on their hands and no sense of humor).
This pisses me off. I have half a mind just to pull it and say "No, I don't want you to use it now". Problem is that I also understand why they want to soften it. I don't agree, but I see their reasoning.
So all that's really left for me to do is let them alter it and just sit and stew in my own pissiness.
Plus, everyone acts like *I* should be the one who's glad that they want my art, when I personally couldn't give a damn either way. I just hate being replaced without good reason, which is what they did to me earlier this year. Fucking people... >.
Kind dumb of me, but hell did I find this funny. Just wanted it saved...
"Heh... no, the cait sith/my apprentice kitten is just used to getting it's own way.
Kitten: [imperious, waving a small paw] Meow!
Maul: Of course you need tuna... here, let me get that for you...
[kitten mind whammys... the fuzzy side of the force...] "
It's like when we did Character Dress-Up day for my theatre class, this one guy came as Obi Wan (actually, he'd totally forgotten about it...so he grabbed a sheet and a toy lightsaber and said he was Obi Wan). When questioned about his name, his home, etc by our teacher, he answered (and obviously you are supposed to answer as the character) with a wave of his hand and a the very subtle suggestion "You do not need to know that" The teacher waved her hand back and said, "Oh, yes I do!"
He also did a really cool leap from his desk while pulling out the lightsaber and brandishing it menacingly. I dunno, cause I missed it.
I went as Lestat de Lioncourt. *blush* Yeah, and I sucked at it too. But I had some majorly cool vampire fangs that actually scared a few people (when I smiled, believe it or not) and I borrowed a bud's super-nifty blck trenchcoat. It was fun... if a bit stupid of me. >.< I could've pulled off Gabrielle better...
Note: They used things like cutting oneself or attempted suicide as a comparison of what you don't do but know is wrong anyway. Not that I'm a major pundit on either subject, but I just thought that my two cents was needed.
Oh, it just gets worse and worse...
Do you think I should be given shock therapy because I like other girls? Am I less intelligent, less moral, or less human than you if I make love to someone of the same sex?
*mimics* Do you cut yourself? Have you ever tried to commit suicide? Reality check: these are both very private actions. Homosexuality, like heterosexuality or bisexuality, is a private matter, but also something to be shared with others who feel similarly. Gay men and women everywhere share what they feel and what they do with their partners. I would never, ever sit down and discuss technique with other self-mutilators or suicide-attempters. Good lord, what's the point? It's like sharing your private misery with other miserable people. And because, for me, cutting has to do with a whole jumble of personal emotions that I cannot articulate. I do not often like to bring it or (for a much longer time) depression into conversation.
Both of those actions offstem from mental disorders. Mental disorders. Crazy people. You might start off slow with mild depression and work your way into a full-blown frenzy of self-loathing. Do you know why? A chemical imbalance. A stupid chemical imbalance in your brain makes it so that you cannot control your emotions. That's why pills like Paxil and Prozac work...they level out those chemicals. According to one nurse, being depressed is almost like being diabetic, with saratonin replacing insulin.
Yes, I suppose that you could argue that homosexuality is a also a mental disorder. And maybe it is caused by a slight chemical shift. But there are plenty of people out there who are homosexual who are also perfectly well-adjusted, 'normal' people. Normal people who do not cut, who did not have terribly traumatic childhoods and crazy mothers. Who live their lives, go to work, vote, have sex, eat, sleep, breathe. Who have opinions and the same decision-making abilities you do.
Do solid people need evidence to know right from wrong?
You are mistaken...the answer is 'yes'. The evidence is that when we hurt ourselves (intentionally or unintentionally) it hurts and we bleed. The evidence is that death kills the brain and takes away the person. The evidence is that being forced to do something we don't like to do makes us feel uncomfortable or upset. The evidence isn't always in the specifics. Sometimes it's in the connections. The difference between a little scratch and the cut of a razor-blade is nill except for their seperate connotations. Both induce pain. One is innocent, while the other is undesireable.
I've never seen evidence that loving someone, in a healthy, non-codependant way, is harmful. I've never seen any evidence of people who are homosexual being any more violent, stupid, or morally wrong than any of the straight people I know.
And guess what? This damn thing probably fell on deaf ears...but so what? You are not me, you will never tell me what is right or wrong. You do not speak for every heterosexual person in the world, and I thank god...otherwise I'd be running into some big problems later on in life.
You are obviously an intelligent person. I'm sorry...for something.
I'm just not entirely sure what.