Seen from several: 90 year old woman living with 3 siblings' bodies.This song was made entirely with Windows sound files.
And if anyone can strip the audio and make it into an mp3 I would love you for ever and ever.
oh wow! that's taken care of. I love you people, I really do. *hugs friendslist* It's seriously catchy. Courtesy the best husband in this apartment. <3 (and arguably other places, but definitely in this apartment.)
From the amazingly fantabulous geekchick
: Scenes from Antarctica.
I have what can only be described as a crush on Antarctica and have for a few years now. It's one of the places I desperately want to go before I die, and it was the source material for what may be my favorite piece of my own writing.
(easily my favorite piece of my own fanfic, and it's in the top three for 'writing in general'.)
(who is herself a fabulous writer) posted about how writing is sometimes like taking dictation. I think my crazy comment will probably explain a lot about me (not the least of which is how I am even odder than many people initially think) :
The times when it feels like dictation are the best times. I pray for those times. (No, really. I have a little altar, and it holds things that my muse forced me to buy ... this is sounding weirder and weirder by the second... anyway, yes. I'm going to formalize it more when we move - getting some postcards or photos of things, a little statue of Ganesh (hindu god of beginnings/finding pathways) and a neko-waving cat and my happy buddha and the lei I have that was once worn by Neil Gaiman.)
I guess where this is coming from is yes. Writing comes from Outside. It's not talent, per se, but more a fine-tuning of the ability to tap into that Zone. Other artists do it in different ways: writers just happen to use words as a tool.
(this is, really, how I actually think. And it is this way for me, but not all the time. Sometimes it's more like doing laundry by hand - when you have to just keep going and going and adding things and rinsing and repeating and hope that somewhere it will come out good at the end - and then the next day you have to come back and do it again - and sometimes, it's like taking dictation.)
This story of the eight year old in Arizona that shot his father and another man has made me aware of two things: one, I am viscerally uncomfortable around guns and anything connected to them, and two, that is probably one of a short list of subjects that I won't discuss online anymore, given that people have actually defriended me over my attitude on guns.
The attitude is this: I don't like them. I will not live in a house with a gun. Period. There are very few dealbreakers in my marriage; that is one of a short list. If I think too hard about the fact that it is legal to carry a gun in this country I seriously start wanting to go either back to Canada, or better yet Japan, where guns are not available and where the existence of gun related deaths is so low as to be almost nonexistent. I do not understand the desire to have one. (I will make exceptions for things like people working in the arctic where there are situations regarding polar bears that basically come down to 'if you see him you're going to be mauled into a slow death unless you're able to shoot him before he gets to you.')
I have tried reasoning with this attitude, since many of my very intense reactions to things can be thought through and deactivated, but this one can't, for some reason. I've heard all the "good" arguments. I still don't like them and don't generally see the need for them in our lives today. If you feel the need to stop reading my journal over this, please, go right ahead. It's been done before. (however, please not that not once in this statement of my beliefs have I cast aspersions on anyone who chooses to carry a gun; that's not my place. I'm just stating my point of view, since it has caused issues for some people in the past.)
Okay, back to our regular program. Hi! Anyone still with me? Have a wonderful day. <3 I have a doctor's appointment. As usual. Then I'm going to hang around a coffee shop and write and/or draw since Microsoft's backup care benefit has a four hour minimum (and it's not like I'm going to cry about a free evening). I have made notes based on the suggestions people have made (thank you all for that). *glomphugs*