July 17th, 2006

Boulet-Guardians

Self-reflective comment.

1) Unfortunately, I was always stubborn, and many years of learning to hone and dissect arguments in cutthroat academia means that it is hard for me to disengage from certain discussions. Bryn Mawr, where women are taught to speak articulately and firmly, also sharpened my fangs.

2) I have no patience with the "emo" term being bandied about lately (or, hm, has it been 5 years or so now? I'm not up on children's slang). Then again, I think kids were calling their peers "sissies" when I was in school. Working on a PhD in psychology has not, unfortunately, made me more patient with the prejudices and name-calling maneuverings people use to bolster their own egos at others' expense. One of the many things broken about society is that children taunt one another for daring to grapple with and express their feelings. If we were all animals who ate, slept, and reproduced without any enhancements to our life experience that would be fine, but humans think and feel-- that's what makes us human. Denying either one (hello, Shrubya) diminishes us.

3) I do feel bad for dropping into dagas_isa's LJ recently with fangs honed because of #1. Hence this post. I do not wish to sow dragon's teeth in someone else's LJ, so I have stepped out lest I find myself wishing to reply to her rude visitor again. I have the sneaking suspicion that he's young enough to be my son, which makes his "older and wiser" posturing both tiresome and amusing.

Dagas, if you see this, sorry for going off a bit and disturbing the peace and quiet of your LJ. It's hard for me to keep my opinionated trap shut sometimes, even on silly comments that don't deserve a reply. ;)

butterflies

When I'm not around...

gah, I'm spamming my LJ suddenly and haven't taken time to go back and read all the wonderful things people have posted.

But. Even when I'm not around, I'm thinking of various people, so, meh, I will risk upsetting someone by forgetting them... and voice some of the thoughts and names that go through my head when I'm not around here.

trekqueen, I'm sorry my dropping off the Plaza also meant my dropping off AIM in my attempt to reclaim my own time. I'm sorry I'm so scarce! I miss you!

muggy_mountain, thanks for the encouragement poke. I WILL be writing again, and I can't wait to read your next chapter. And...hm. I seem to have nothing profound to say, but it's really been nice getting to know you and TQ in that limited yet fond way that fandom gives, eh?

cupcakemonster, I get to worrying when I don't see you posting much, which is idiotic, since a) you needed to cut back and b) you ARE POSTING. Yet still. I send warm fuzzies your way. A lot. I am your goober fangirl, so, well. Take it for what it's worth. :)

sahara_snow, I'm so delighted to see you writing more and more! I WILL get around to reading all the things you've posted lately... I know they will be a treat!

mneme_forgets, dagas_isa, I respect each of you for your good sense and excellent writing, both of which I enjoy, so ...um. Yeah.

owlmoose, I like you and your writing anyway, but gosh, that Mawrtyr connection... it's so comfortable. :)

lassarina, I never thanked you enough. Your "hey, I read this and enjoyed it" feedback made me smile every single time. ;)

nidrig, are you around? Not that I've been posting anything juicy for you to read lately, but I love your art, you were one of my first two readers, and ... D'OH! SCRATCH THAT STUPID QUESTION! *remembers pregnancy* Anyway, er, I hope all's well with you. :)

ff_press, thank you all for TONS OF WORK without which I'd never have gotten so into this fandom.

aulu folks, where arrrrrre you? (Mea culpa.)


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