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*squashy hugs for Clover and Walker*


Limertilly: A pagan deity forgotten by man and therefore banished to the realms of memory and darkness now remembered by a young girl in downtown L.A. in the form of a dream and therefore freed to reap your revenge on the people who discarded you, thereby forcing said girl to learn to use her innate yet awesome powers as a soothsayer to gather forces of the Earth to defy you and once more banish you to your cold, cold prisoooooon

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Dear Everyone,

I am allowed to be disappointed when plans fall through. And yes, my plans fell through due to the weather. In Hawaii. Yes yes I know it's fucking paradise and all but guess what - you can't have a playdate outdoors with 3 babies when it's raining.
And so my plans fell through.
I live 3000 miles away from all of my family and all but one of my friends. I rarely get to see the friend I live near because we both have babies and we live on opposite sides of the island and we don't generally have access to our family cars at the same time.
So, yeah, plan for our first get-together in 3 months - fell through.
I'm allowed to be disappointed.
I guess this is why I hardly ever complain about anything on Facebook - because I get "you live in Hawaii therefore everything in your life is perfect so you can't complain ever" response.
Fuck that - my life is not a vacation. And don't you understand, you're kicking me when I'm down??
Think about it.
- me


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* hugshugshugs for GR * you're allowed to complain to me any time you want chicky...I know what it's like to be a new mom with family far away and not many friends with young babies nearby. Having palm trees in your neighborhood does not negate your feelings.


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"Yes, m'lud?"�
"Is that Ms Ephemera hovering over the croquet lawn?"�
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"Well, Chives, you'd better start the car, what? And pack my tennis things too"�
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Dear gentlemen (of various faiths in positions of power),

This is an appeal to you, because I'm confused and scared and fragile. Please. Tell me what to do, how to live, how to dress, what to look like and please, tell me what to do with the Fiddly Bits Down There. I'm too... emotional. Too subjective and unstable. I need you to tell me exactly what to do. It is you, with your strong backs and strong arms, who have to take the responsibility to steer my life and make decisions about my life and body. It falls to you, because I am unable, because of my biology, to do so myself. Please. Because I am not equipped to think for myself. Save me.

You see, God seems to look down on me with thinly veiled disgust, at least according to some of you. Unclean. Nasty. Dumb. It falls to you, cisgendered, heterosexual, white, privileged men to lead me like the stupid, blind fragile little flower that I am. Even though I don't believe in God, or any of that, I look to you to persuade me, to flat out tell me what's good for me. Not just what to think, but what to believe.

And it's not just me, everyone except for you is nasty and wrong. Wrong-gendered, falling in love with the wrong people, or suffering from nasty things like poverty or opression. I mean, they don't have your perspective on things like poverty or bigotry or oppression. It falls to you to decide for us all. You are, after all, the majority right? Because less affluent people, people with the wrong choice of partners, people with a different religion, women (or rather non-your-version-of-what-males-should-be-like): we hardly even count. We're all wrong and shouldn't be allowed to make our own decisions.

It will have to be you: cisgendered, white, (presumably) heterosexual, men of-a-certain-age to basically take care of us. And in my dim little brain I am surprised that you deign to. Thank you, thank you. The burden of the Fiddly Bits Down There is on your shoulders, and you don't shy away from the subject. On the contrary, your bravery in talking, continuously, adamantly and unremittingly about sex and little else shows us all how much you care for us, the lost and wrong and nasty and dumb. You are the real heroes. Using and insisting on your privilege to take up the burden of leadership over us all.

So I emplore you. Help me have an opinion. Help me have a thought. Help me believe you. Help me be less wrong.
*Help me understand why a secular state is not a good thing;
*help me understand why preventative healthcare is not a good thing;
*help me understand how helping the poor is not a good thing;
*help me understand how taking away women's autonomy is necessary and why that is a good thing;
*help me understand how consequently burdening men of good faith with the destinies of women is a good thing;
*help me understand why men of good faith deserve to be burdened with being the one responsible for everything including, but not limited to, my health, my genitalia, my gender identification, my sexual preferences and what I (should) wear and why that is fair on me;
*help me understand why men of good faith should additionally be a certain way, identify with a specific binary gender and fall in love with a certain set of equally cisgendered equally binary traits, including but not limited to tits, then not in any way experience arousal over the set of traits you just demanded they be attracted to, apart from being burdened with the responsibility for everyone elses destiny and how that is fair on them;
*help me understand whether and how you think they should cope with such a contradictory set of burdens, and why it is that you are so uniquely capable of shouldering such a responsibility as leaders of men who, in turn, must lead everyone else;
*help me understand why you think sex is always the primary concern over everything else, why that should be so for everyone and why certain specific kinds of sex are more of a concern than other specific kinds of sex;
*help me understand why it is important that consenting adults have your mandate before even considering having any sort of sex at all;
*help me understand why your consent is more important than (the possibility of) consent of the people who actually have a vested interest in their own identities and bodies and those of their loved ones;
*in light of all this help me understand how being dependent on people like you at all, of good faith or not, in whichever way, for whichever reason, is a good thing;
*additionally help me understand why I should put my trust in someone who wants to control my identity, my private thoughts and actions and my body and the identity, the private thoughts and actions of my loved ones, and;
*why that should be you.

Because I have met a couple of white cis-gendered heterosexual sex-obsessed men in my life, who wanted to control my mind, my most private thoughts and actions and my body. Who thought they were entitled to have control over those things and more.

They, like you, never asked me to submit to their control. They, like you, never asked me anything at all. Because they, like you, believed my consent was immaterial.

Please help me understand, because I am obviously unqualified to have an opinion myself, how that is a good thing.

Sincerely,

'Fins

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Sometimes patrons want to go where everybody knows their names, though it helps when half of them are named John. When people want to celebrate, or commiserate, they gather to your establishment. You provide the atmosphere, the warmth, rum, and even an ear to bend. Did I mention the rum? Years before the language will be mangled with terms like facilitator and networking and interpersonal communication, you've overseen it all, and broken up a few bar fights, to boot.~
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Dear People of the World:

What she said.

(Where's the Love button? I can't believe I just said that in Flame Wars, but I mean it all the same)

Dearest Darlingest Punkyfins,

I love your brain. I love your eloquence of language and thought. You articulate what I'm thinking far better than I can ever manage and so, if someone has to make my decisions for me, I choose you. But, I also know that you believe people should think for themselves and so I shall.

I think that made more sense in my head, but *hugs* anyway.


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The brain: not always amenable to logic. ~Hive

 
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Dear Pfins,

*standing ovation*

That is all.

Love, Ceri

P.S.: would you mind if I quoted you in appropriate discussions? You have expressed my rambling thoughts so much more eloquently than I could.
 
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Wow, Fins. Just...wow.

I would also like to quote this on my tumblr, if I may? and if so, how would you like to be credited / linked?


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Thank you all for the kind words!
You can quote me any time if you like. I'd appreciate it if you used the handle:Joama Nova rather than Punkyfins. No links necessary...


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~You are a *Taverner*.
Sometimes patrons want to go where everybody knows their names, though it helps when half of them are named John. When people want to celebrate, or commiserate, they gather to your establishment. You provide the atmosphere, the warmth, rum, and even an ear to bend. Did I mention the rum? Years before the language will be mangled with terms like facilitator and networking and interpersonal communication, you've overseen it all, and broken up a few bar fights, to boot.~
-Royko

 
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Wow. You put it so much better than anyone else I've heard.
 
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I know it's aimed at the current american 'uprising' but I'd remove the word 'white' and its accurate.

there are plent of arabs and those of the indian sub continent who are trying the same tricks. I suspect its probably happening in catholic africa and a variety of other places too ...


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the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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Smaugie: you are ofcourse perfectly right. I've read over the piece again, and decided to leave the skin colour for two reasons. I end the piece with a personal statement, and so will keep it limited to my own experience and my experience is in this case white males of privilege.
You are absolutely *absolutely* correct that mysoginy is by no means limited to white males of privilege, but for the purposes of this particular rant i'll keep it this way: the one caveat being the "various faiths" bit.

Thanks again for reading, guys.


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Blog: Room with a view.

~You are a *Taverner*.
Sometimes patrons want to go where everybody knows their names, though it helps when half of them are named John. When people want to celebrate, or commiserate, they gather to your establishment. You provide the atmosphere, the warmth, rum, and even an ear to bend. Did I mention the rum? Years before the language will be mangled with terms like facilitator and networking and interpersonal communication, you've overseen it all, and broken up a few bar fights, to boot.~
-Royko

 
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Dear English, Art and History coursework.

You are going to get DONE. Tonight. No more hanging around my brain, by this time tomorrow you will be in my computer.

Goodbye!
 
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Dear residents of Manila;

You racist fucks. I am not a pinyata filled with money. Child pick pockets, cabbbies who go in exactly the wrong directions,vendors trying to sell me broken cell phones(had three try to give me non working "chop chop" models.), being forced to pay a premium when only moments before my Filipino companions payed significantly less for exactly the same item, being given the wrong change, hotels with different price lists for exactly the same rooms, etc, etc

Your culture is fucked. You have lost your honour. Now I can't even feed the beggars because the new scam is getting the foreigner arrested as a child molester if you give hungry children money.

Fuck you and your third world bullshit.


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Nemo, vacation or business?
 
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Dear H,

What fucking planet are you on?
You do not tell your tenant that the need to be out by the end of next month BY TEXT.
Particularly when it's their 30th birthday that weekend & you know that they've spent months planning for it.

Also, I know now that you bottled telling me last week & bottled telling me this morning: when I asked if it was OK to stay downstairs since I'm painting my room. Might have been an idea to tell me before I started painting?

& now you're saying I did n't tell you I was painting. I have your reply to my question from this morning, you weak-willed fuckwit!

You should consider yourself very, very, lucky I'm the sort of person who's still going to pay my rent on the 1st, but don't expect any give from me. You should know from what's gone on at my work place, that I have had it with people like you. People who don't just lie, but lie because they're too scared of admitting unpleasant truths. If only you'd admitted not being able to afford the mortgage last year. We could still have been friends then.


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Dear long lost family member:

Yes, apparently we share DNA, although it so far divided by now that it's nearly the same thing as sharing DNA with chimpanzees. I'm sure you do think that 'family is important' and feel this deep-seated need to find some family members who aren't complete asshats, but that doesn't really mean that I have to care or try to conform to what your opinion of 'family' should be.

Unless you're interested in yarn, knitting, science fiction, reading, gardening, canning, cooking or baking bread I doubt you're going to find my facebook posts the least bit entertaining. Hell, I'm sure most of my online friends have limited my visibility to them 'cos they find me annoying.

And yes, I'm just assuming that you'll find these activities weird, but frankly I don't want to spend the effort in trying to build a friendship via facebook to find out.

So here I sit, fretting about how to explain all this without sounding like a snarky bitch and it all comes down to, 'yeah, we're related, but I don't really think we have anything in common.'

Sincerely,
Me


Minister of Kraftwerk in the Realm of U & P, Order of the Pineapple with frond for advancement in Nap studies.


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What about setting up another fb account and friending them on that?


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the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


CHIKKINZ?
 
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Originally posted by Smaug:
What about setting up another fb account and friending them on that?


It'd be easier if I could just restrict what other people see, only facebook makes me have to jump through hoops to do such things.


Minister of Kraftwerk in the Realm of U & P, Order of the Pineapple with frond for advancement in Nap studies.


The brain: not always amenable to logic. ~Hive

 
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Can you just ignore them? It sounds like they're not close enough to call you on it.


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She called today too. She is the daughter of my father's brother. My father and his brother do not get along. I met the man once and didn't know who he was but after about 15 minutes of conversation I concluded he was kind of a dick. Every ten years or so his kids either try to contact him or decide that 'family should stick together'

In order to send her a message I had to confirm her as a friend - I don't know when facebook implemented that policy, but I tried all I could and couldn't seem to just send her a message. I told her that I really don't think we have all that much in common and I will likely chuck her on a restricted list. Hopefully that'll take care of it and I can ignore it.


Minister of Kraftwerk in the Realm of U & P, Order of the Pineapple with frond for advancement in Nap studies.


The brain: not always amenable to logic. ~Hive

 
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