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August 22nd, 2010

The Eight "I'd Really Rather You Didn'ts"

1. I'd really rather you didn't act like a sanctimonious holier-than-thou ass when describing my noodly goodness. If some people don't believe in me, that's okay. Really, I'm not that vain. Besides, this isn't about them so don't change the subject.

2. I'd really rather you didn't use my existence as a means to oppress, subjugate, punish, eviscerate, and/or, you know, be mean to others. I don't require sacrifices, and purity is for drinking water, not people.

3. I'd really rather you didn't judge people for the way they look, or how they dress, or the way they talk, or, well, just play nice, okay? Oh, and get this into your thick heads: woman = person. man = person. Samey = Samey. One is not better than the other, unless we're talking about fashion and I'm sorry, but I gave that to women and some guys who know the difference between teal and fuchsia.

4. I'd really rather you didn't indulge in conduct that offends yourself, or your willing, consenting partner of legal age AND mental maturity. As for anyone who might object, I think the expression is "go fuck yourself," unless they find that offensive in which case they can turn off the TV for once and go for a walk for a change.

5. I'd really rather you didn't challenge the bigoted, misogynistic, hateful ideas of others on an empty stomach. Eat, then go after the bitches.

6. I'd really rather you didn't build multi million-dollar synagogues / churches / temples / mosques / shrines to my noodly goodness when the money could be better spent (take your pick):
I. Ending poverty
II. Curing diseases
III. Living in peace, loving with passion, and lowering the cost of cable
I might be a complex-carbohydrate omniscient being, but I enjoy the simple things in life. I ought to know. I AM the creator.

7. I'd really rather you didn't go around telling people I talk to you. You're not that interesting. Get over yourself. And I told you to love your fellow man, can't you take a hint?

8. I'd really rather you didn't do unto others as you would have them do unto you if you are into, um, stuff that uses a lot of leather/lubricant/vaseline. If the other person is into it, however (pursuant to #4), then have at it, take pictures, and for the love of Mike, wear a CONDOM! Honestly, it's a piece of rubber. If I didn't want it to feel good when you did it I would have added spikes, or something.

30 days of books, days 16 and 17

Day 16 – Favorite poem or collection of poetry

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Uh... I once had a collection of all Lewis Carroll's works in one book once, including his poems. So whatever that one was called, I guess.

Day 17 – Favorite story or collection of stories (short stories, novellas, novelettes, etc.)

"Otherness" by David Brin. Awesome collection of his short stories.

Original meme post with all the questions.

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Testing cross-posting from Dreamwidth.

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kengr and I went yesterday to a gun and knife show so we could look at the knives, swords, and other things that weren't guns (there was a lot of cool stuff there). It was okay, and I got a sword cane there (it was $12). But what reminded me to post this was remembering that one of the vendors, selling books, had a couple books about Nikola Tesla... written by David Hatcher Childress. It was strange seeing a Childress book at a gun show, considering most of the people there were probably (judging from T-shirt vendors I saw there) the gun-crazy teabagger Republican type.

But from the Childress books, my mind swiftly connected threads and in a couple seconds I was feeling a little sad because I realized that gun shows like that would have been a perfect place for a vendor
selling Loompanics books, if Loompanics hadn't gone out of business. And that would be tons of winmantium, because Loompanics specialized in publishing controversial stuff. Some of the things they printed that would do well at a gun show would be the survival guides, guides for how to make homemade bombs, etc. Gods, I wish I had a copy of Loompanics' catalogue so I could post a list of examples. Ah well.

Having a Loompanics vendor at that gun fair would be doubly awesome because they published titles from anyone whose book could be considered controversial. They also published the Principia Discordia. Can you see the P.D. being sold at the same place that had a vendor selling "I was anti-Obama before it was cool" t-shirts? The thought amuses me. :-D

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