I was radically ecumenical tonight, per usual. We talked about mercy trumping justice and Emily and i made references to Joel's classes. I miss having discussions with people. I was talking with oyceter recently about how much i used LJ for discussion when Whedon shows were airing, and i was thinking recently about how i used to have big involved discussions about stuff on my LJ. And now not so much. And i miss having real discussions with people.
I heart Ashley's tasteless joke. As "Well duh," instead of saying "Is the Pope Catholic?" saying "Is the Pope dead?"
Ashley says, "Steal it if you want, but use it before a new Pope is elected!"
I had forgotten how much i enjoy Harry and the Potters.
I'm done with ficathons for real this time. (Dear Ari: I haven't read your Ethan piece yet, but i heart the title. Just so you know.)
Emma! (Okay, so i already showed Emma, but the rest of you need to see them, too. I mean, everyone knows mpoetess=genius, right?) Also: puppet porn.
"Elizabeth's constant tone is a condescending tone." -
Has anyone read sajinn? Because Emma and i were discussing some of zir fic, and now i'm curious as to whether anyone else has read any of it.
Allie was saying there seems to be an UberTraumaDrama around some issue every spring, and she's not particularly wrong -- there was Spring my first year and then there was the SGA constitution change which was still an issue the following year -- but i'm not sure there's anything this semester that really has a lot of students riled up about it in a divisive manner. If i had to pick now, i would say the conflict around the Clothesline Project. (Whose idea were the chalkings? I understand the concerns about the Clothesline Project being triggering, but the chalkings are way less ignorable. I was jarred by them, which i know was the point, but a large part of my being jarred was because i had been made aware of triggering-concerns and was thinking about how hard to avoid the chalkings were and how triggering they could be.)
Your trivia for the day is that "Whatever it is I'm against it" is from Horse Feathers (1932) -- Groucho Marx.
Song lyrics people didn't guess (some of which surprised me):
3. imagine if our world was blue and weightless - "Stranded" by Alien Ant Farm (played in "Seeing Red," BtVS 6.19)
4. I crawled out of the world - "Blue" by Angie Hart [cowritten with Joss Whedon] (played in "Conversations With Dead People," BtVS 7.07)
6. starin' at the cracks in the walls, 'cause I'm waiting for it all to come to an end - "Lonely Girl" by Pink
7. it's true that I stole your lighter - "Divorce Song" by Liz Phair
8. and does your conscience ever mention the way that you treat me - "Shrug" by Ani DiFranco
I am Academic Girl
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Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.
Your saturation level is low - You stay out of stressful situations and advise others to do the same. You may not be the go-to person when something really needs done, but you know never to blow things out of proportion.
Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.