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Sep. 15th, 2009 09:08 pm
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For the love of god, will someone agree with me:

Sandwiches are not worth the effort.

This is not laziness. This is an example of a poor effort-to-reward ratio. First you have to get out the bread, then the mayo, then the salt and pepper, then the cheese, then the meat, then slice a tomato and an onion and rip apart some lettuce and somehow obtain a pickle. After the arduous task of gathering these ingredients, they must be assembled. After assembly, you have to put the ingredients away, and then you get ten minutes of consumption, tops.

Sandwiches are simply inefficient.

Yes, I could just make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but I don't like those! This is the type of sandwich I would make, were I to make a sandwich, and I see no reason to make any other kind of sandwich.
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Two straight hours of two seven year olds in a car with dragostea din tei on repeat. With them singing. The whole time.

There is no god.
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I'm so tired and frustrated. I can't tell what's actually causing frustration and what's only annoying me because I'm already frustrated, which is making it worse.

I've been trying to keep on top of all of my obnoxious academic reading,* in addition to rereading the stuff I need for that talk on Thursday. It's exhausting, but I've always felt like a fraud so I have to take every opportunity to keep up. Besides, it makes me feel like I'm doing something important.

I feel like I'm waiting for something. Like I'm killing time. I've sent off a few more resumes, but I don't think that this is about employment. I just can't grasp the idea that this point, this moment, is the culmination of everything I've done since being born. It's like being on an escalator. All I ever do is stand around and hope that there's a destination.

How many hours am I awake? If I could just spend one week working as hard as I can, I could turn my life around. There's so much tedious leisure in my life. It's not even pleasurable anymore. I want to get up and go.

I don't know what's stopping me.

* Side note: Literary criticism is a legitimate academic field, not just a bunch of people sitting around with bongos talking about how far out their favorite books are and using a bunch of long words to make themselves sound smart. This should go without saying, but I'm snippy because I've been getting a lot of 'oh, you're so lucky that you don't have to do real work' recently.
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Odd facts about me:

When driving under massive overpasses, on 12-lane highways, over huge bridges, or on monolithic offramps, I pretend that Ben Franklin is in the passenger seat and try to imagine seeing everything through his eyes.

When alone, I like to close my eyes and pretend I'm somewhere else. Not in any kind of longing way, just to see if I can trick myself into thinking I'm in a different room or on a different bed, etc. I usually can. I've done this since I was a kid, but it's especially cool now because I can trick myself into thinking that I'm in a room on the other side of the world.

Sometimes, when I'm not looking at them, I get the feeling that my hands are disproportionately large, like elephant hands. They still look normal, of course. It's just a weird sensation.
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So I got the biographer on that rp test. No surprises there. Here's the link but I'm sure you've seen it enough on your flist already. My stats were plotful (9), action-oriented (-5), shipping (8). I SWEAR I DON'T HATE SHIPPING, GUYS. I just. Usually don't ship. Unless the ship is so blatantly obvious that there's no way not to see it. Which isn't often. I'm no good at subtext. Though I guess there are people who disagree with the v. few ships I see, so that might be relative as well?

I want a sandwich.
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So, I've noticed that lots of people have lots of different thoughts about rp icon usage, and I'm curious about the prevailing opinion.

For the sake of having this poll make sense, imagine you're playing a character who appears in a manga, an anime, a video game, and a live-action film, but you took your characterization solely from the manga.

[Poll #1422140]

Now, imagine that your character undergoes a change in appearance throughout the series. Check for each change that is acceptable for icon purposes.

[Poll #1422141]

By state change, I mean a change that isn't being represented ICly. Imagine a human character that can transform into an animal, but is always human in the RP. Would it be appropriate for the player to use animal icons as well as human icons?

Obviously, there are exceptions to every rule, but just go with what's true 90% of the time and describe the exceptions in comments.

I'll get on my tags in a sec, I promise.

quick note

Jun. 24th, 2009 08:13 pm
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I'd hope this goes without saying, but I just want to make sure no one's misread me:

When I try to force a series on people, I am completely joking. )

That isn't sparked by any actual's just something I've had on my mind for a few days.


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