Feb. 21st, 2017

spikethemuffin: (Gardening)
Mine is not a mouth meant for smiling.
By that, I mean, I have been called beautiful,
but only when I'm sad.
My teeth are all wrong for joy.
The lips pull away from the jaw like I am Giger-designed.
My chin goes on for acres.
For smiles like mine, says the thesaurus:
Grimace.
Rictus.
See also: "chimpanzee."
My bones are cacophonous confusion,
my flesh does not know how to cope with them.

Mine is not a mouth meant to smile,
And yet, here you are.
spikethemuffin: (Gardening)
You know, the ghost of my ex, whom I am trying very hard indeed to exorcise from my head, tells me that I really don't like books or reading, because obviously, neither I nor any member of my family owns a bookstore, and I don't read "real" books--- I include fiction and self-help in my "diet", and I probably read more fanfic than is good for me (I count that more as "fanfic" than "reading" and--- oh, wow! Hey, look, Ghosty McGhosteface is telling me via semaphore that I can hardly call myself a "real" consumer of fanfic and whyyyyyyyyyyy isn't Dr. Holtzmann a real person I can call? Is her stubborn fictional existence just a defense against my desire to stroke her hair? Have I been reality-zoned? Again?).

So today, I renewed my library card by walking ~15 miles, prioritizing that over badly-needed medical care and picking up my W-2's. And you know what? Just because there are people who are "better" at liking books than I am doesn't negate my unhealthy and dysfunctional, possibly addictive relationship with the blasted heavy motherfuckers love of them. There are competitions in life, but making this one of them is just silly.
spikethemuffin: (Gardening)
Step one: see someone mention something that runs counter to a societal default. Examples include, but are no means limited to, polyamory, vegetarianism, veganism, GF diet, no-carb diet, non-mainstream religion, actually FOLLOWING the tenets of a mainstream religion, homosexuality, asexuality/ aromanticism, exercise, meditation, marijuana, political activism, feminism, communism. (For the purposes of blogging, I am limiting myself to examples of things I have actually seen this trick practiced with.)

Step two: a volunteer from the audience will spontaneously mention how he/she/xir/per feels lectured by someone mentioning the very existence of a possibility of the non-default option.

Step three: wait about three years.

Step four: the volunteer from the audience will have magically changed into the very thing whose existence challenged them.

Works every time.

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