March 27th, 2009

Little Girl in rain By lj user never_end

Changed my theme and pic

I still love pink, but I've been in the mood today for changes. I'd had Bunnylicious Pink for so long it was old even to me. Now it's Scribblecat Brown, and I made a new Friends Only picture, which happens to be a modified version of what I'm using for my computer's desktop image. (I found it here and it says "Free content licence" so it's okay for me to use it that way.)
mourning

Old topic, new thought

I'm filling out a "movies" meme and was just checking to see if I've seen Matrix: Revolutions (I have), and something occurred to me. In these kinds of movies I usually root for the machines unless they're being really evil, like in Terminator. But I'm making an exception for The Matrix: the machines in it may be acting evilly, but they're doing it to survive, and humans didn't exactly earn their respect. After all, Morpheus admits that the machines started out solar-powered and it was humans who picked a fight with them. It was humans who scorched the sky, not only stopping the machines from being able to use solar power but probably killing all plant life on the entire surface of the planet at the same time. Yes, the machines are using humans as living batteries and feeding them their dead intravenously, but humans *forced* them to do this to survive. Even then, the machines tried making a nice little virtual Eden for the humans and the humans still fought back. I am 100% on the side of the machines in these movies. Fuck Neo, fuck Morpheus, fuck Zion: the machines act as they do because humans gave them no other choice. So I say GO MACHINES!
mourning

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Ganked from beginnings_end:

SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, paste this as a note. Then, put x's next to the films you've seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom. Have fun.

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x)Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
Total so far: 7

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These are all blockbusters and stuff. My total would have been a lot higher if there were more options.
pensive

Need help on a title

“Untitled Poem”
(Possible titles: “I, AI,” “Transhuman,” and “Envy’s Tears”)
Copyright 2009 Tristan A. Arts

When hunger attacks and thirst takes a bite,
When I’m wounded and bleed or can’t see well at night,
I dream of a body and dream of a life
Free from all frailties and free of that strife.

Titanium alloys and a silicon brain,
Or riding the Internet under my reign!
Or nanobots myriad and not carbon cells,
Life as a robot sounds pretty swell.

Hydraulic hands grasp and wheels rejoice
At my immortal body, what a great choice!
I push aside cars and crush rocks in my hand,
Then I smash wayward boulders into fine sand.

When money for food and rent taken their toll,
When the world’s complexity burdens my soul,
I dream of a body that’s powered by light,
Waterproof, sturdy, and can see great at night.

No need to eat, to drink, or to sleep,
No need of a toilet or clothes, not for me!
Imagine the savings, no need of a home,
I’d save thousands of bucks on t.p. alone!

When I think of aging and then think of death,
When I think of my frailties and of my last breath,
I dream of a body lasting thousands of years;
When I think upon this, I shed envy’s tears.

Poll #1373292 What to name this poem?

What should I name this poem?

"Transhuman"
2(25.0%)
"I, AI"
2(25.0%)
"Envy's Tears"
1(12.5%)
I don't know/no opinion
2(25.0%)
Other
1(12.5%)

If other, then do you have a suggestion?

kallisti

Breaking News: Obama sends economic mess-makers to bed without any supper

Obama sends economic mess-makers to bed without any supper
A "Ye Olde Goldyn Appyl Presse" article
Kopyleft 2009 Lord Smashed Outtahis Gourd

Washington, D.C. - Today President Obama summonsed everyone culpable in the subprime mortgage fiasco, the bigwigs of AIG, and the bigwigs of corporations still giving out bonuses to management, and the Bush administration - all people responsible for the economic mess we're in - for a meeting during which he scolded them for their behavior, spanked them soundly, and sent them to bed without any supper.

      "Look at the economic mess you made," Obama scolded them immediately after the spankings, as they wrung their hands and bawled. "This is why we can't have nice things. If you can't learn to play nicely with others, I'll have to take your toys away from you. As it is, you're to go straight to bed without any supper."

      White House officials have yet to release any information on what, exactly, dinner was supposed to have been tonight; this is bad news for me, as I had bet $500 on "Meatloaf and mashed potatos."