xtina: A laughing 8-bit dog holding a duck. From Duck Hunt. (laughing)
Background: a fuck of a day has been had by both.

[livejournal.com profile] sinboy: Friday evening, after work, let's just get drunk.
[personal profile] xtina: Sure!  I'll meet you after work, we'll get some scotch, we'll watch Big Trouble in Little China, we'll take a shot every time someone quotes a line for more than a sentence, and then we'll go to the hospital down the street for alcohol poisoning.
[livejournal.com profile] sinboy: *teary*  That's the nicest thing anyone's said to me all day!
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Jf: I go to talk to the cop at the boarding house...
X: "Cop of the boarding to ye!"
B: ...you get negative XP for that.

Others. )

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Jf: I go to talk to the cop at the boarding house...
X: "Cop of the boarding to ye!"
B: ...you get negative XP for that.

Others. )
xtina: (Default)
In her book I Don’t: A Contrarian History Of Marriage, Susan Squire asks: “Why does society consider it more moral for you to break up a marriage, go through a divorce, disrupt your children’s lives maybe forever, just to be able to fuck someone with whom the fucking is going to get just as boring as it was with the first person before long?” (Emphasis added.)


-- Savage Love

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In her book I Don’t: A Contrarian History Of Marriage, Susan Squire asks: “Why does society consider it more moral for you to break up a marriage, go through a divorce, disrupt your children’s lives maybe forever, just to be able to fuck someone with whom the fucking is going to get just as boring as it was with the first person before long?” (Emphasis added.)


-- Savage Love
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A quote, from gaming last week:

"I think in the future, I'll go ahead and disregard rules that always refer to the player as 'he', as I am not a 'he'."

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A quote, from gaming last week:

"I think in the future, I'll go ahead and disregard rules that always refer to the player as 'he', as I am not a 'he'."
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Open discussion of disability and the like is generally wonderful. Mandatory cultural educator status for every disabled person not so much.

–Tapetum, 2008-08-05, here.

This absolutely goes for any topic.

Originally posted at Xtinian Thoughts.  Comment here or there.

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Open discussion of disability and the like is generally wonderful. Mandatory cultural educator status for every disabled person not so much.

–Tapetum, 2008-08-05, here.

This absolutely goes for any topic.

Originally posted at Xtinian Thoughts.  Comment here or there.

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"Of course it's a cute goddamn diorama!  What the hell kind of person do you think I am?"
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"Of course it's a cute goddamn diorama!  What the hell kind of person do you think I am?"
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First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season." Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.

Letter from a Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Originally posted at Xtinian Thoughts.  Comment here or there.

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First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season." Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.

Letter from a Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Originally posted at Xtinian Thoughts.  Comment here or there.

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I've recently come to the realization that one of the tools an abuser used against me (and everyone in his vicinity) was saying "un-PC" and offensive shit all the damn time, claiming it was "just a joke" or that he "just liked to get people riled up over (so-called) nothing." This is ultimately a control game. It's called: I'm Going To Keep You On The Defensive/Reactive At All Times, While I Get To Play Offensive/Active And Have A Real Laugh At Your Expense.

- ljusertupelo_lights, here

Originally posted at Xtinian Thoughts.  Comment here or there.

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It goes with the rule book that if women were a certain way, asked nicely, behaved according to certain rules, they would have success…so there is no discrimination, just justified discrimination for women who didn't know how to behave.

-not a dudetiful wife, here.

A perfect little synopsis.  I love it.  This applies to so many other -isms, as well, naturally.

Originally posted at Xtinian Thoughts.  Comment here or there.

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Now I will wait for the hundreds of concerned comments that explain to me patiently, as if I am a slow learner, that if I have any sort of skin problems after shaving off perfectly normal hair from a perfectly healthy body part that doesn't need to have the hair removed from it, I am obviously doing it wrong and if I just use X product that cost X amount of dollars and was invented just for this purpose, and if I do X time consuming beauty ritual before I do the totally unnecessary shaving thing, then I won't have those annoying problems! Most of the time. Although it seems to me the most efficient and cost effective way to avoid having those problems is to, you know – not do it.

- Amananta, commenting in Use it or lose it: humanity vs porn over at I Blame The Patriarchy.

I do still shave my legs.  I have tried just not shaving them, but I die in a pool of anxiety once there's the chance I'll be engaging in clothing-optional activities with anyone.  Where "anyone" includes people who have explicitly stated that they don't care, explicitly stated that they prefer I don't (stubble suck, you know), or don't shave themselves.

I kind of wish I could get over that more.  While I do like the feeling of smooth legs, (a) that only lasts for the better part of a day, and then the suck settles in, and (b) I actually also like the feeling of not having shaved for ages.  It's kind of pleasant.  And, yeah, saves time, water, and bandaid money.

Originally posted at Xtinian Thoughts.  Comment here or there.

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"…we as girls should not lead a guy to believe that he is going to get more then we are willing to give."

This statement assumes that the choices we make (in clothing, behavior, etc.) are transparent and signal the same thing to everyone, women and men. They don't. Men might perceive they're being "led on" when women have no intention of sleeping with them. We might want to investigate why men are ultimately the ones who decide what certain "signals" mean.

written by Jessica, February 01, 2008

Originally posted at Xtinian Thoughts.  Comment here or there.

PC.

2007-12-31 09:11
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Whenever someone says "stop being so PC," I change it in my head to "stop being so respectful," and then they sound like a douchebag. Mind you, most of my friends *are* respectful, so it doesn't come up much.
Eve

Originally posted at Xtinian Thoughts.  Comment here or there.

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It's links o'clock again.

* The Just World Theory: "According to the hypothesis, people have a strong desire or need to believe that the world is an orderly, predictable, and just place, where people get what they deserve."

* brownfemipower writes on domestic violence in movies: "What would happen if we decided that there were no 'winners' (those who do the culturally acceptable thing and do what we all hope *we* would do in a similar situation) or 'losers' (those who still love the person who is abusing them, or chose to stay for whatever reason, or are killed before they can escape)-just people who have the right to live and love and grow and change?"

* Shauna writes on learned helplessness and political apathy.  As I'm squarely in the camp of largely depressedly apathetic, this post hit me hard, and I plan to let this sit in the mental crockpot for a while.

* In an LJ thread, hotcoffeems makes an awesome statement: "I get irked by this notion that there is a tiny amount of compassion available to us as humans, and therefore it must only be meted out in tiny dribbles to those some tiny-minded individual arbitrarily decides is "deserving enough." I don't care if someone "made their bed", they shouldn't be abandoned to it when things go horribly south."

* In a post about mix-and-match minorities, Katie comments on something interesting – being part of the LGBTI community and being deaf.  And now I want to go be That Person who transcribes YouTube posts.  Goodness.

Originally posted at Xtinian Thoughts.  Comment here or there.

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This here is the best rant I've read in ages.  At Alas, A Blog, Bonnie takes down Robert's stupid comparing-GLBTQ-to-pedophilia nonsense, and lo, it is beautiful.

Originally posted at Xtinian Thoughts.  Comment here or there.

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