the thing is, I get the awful feeling he thinks he's doing us a favour
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Polsci prof: For this next three zillion word essay, I don't want you to do any research! :D
Me: ... what.
Polsci prof: No research! None at all! No referencing, no carefully citing your sources, none of it! :D
Me: ... but.
Polsci prof: It's a THOUGHT exercise! I want to see your THOUGHT processes! :D
Me: ... nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

No. Nonono. Research is my one skill on this Earth. Reading books is ALL I CAN DO. Spending hours hunting through the library for information I could find on the internet in three minutes is the backbone of my very existence.

do not take it from me

no

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I cannot read stories with telepaths in them.

Ever.

Because they scare me more than the girl from The Ring.

Because I always think, 'what if they were real?'

(Shut up, I think the same thing every time I watch The Core. My brain loves its worst case scenarios, even the totally illogical ones.)

Because I cannot imagine any degree of violation worse than having someone read your thoughts, never mind CHANGE your thoughts once they're in there.

Whenever I read a scene in which a telepath does that, I have to go walk around the block to chill.

So I guess I'm pro-Mutant Registration Act.

(Seriously, imagine if there were really people who could do that. It's like when people write about vampires, focusing all their narrative energy on how *tragic* and *lonely* a vampire's life is, totally glossing over the fact taht these are people who commit assault/murder every time they EAT.)

(And Prof X should be hauled up in front of the Hague. For a MILLION reasons.)

We are out of honey and it is all very sad.
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I really loathe Emma Frost.

And by Emma Frost I mean 'any character who is a rapist when the writers gloss over that fact because she's omgsosexy and omgsowitty and has a British accent.'

Lorelei from Thor was a rapist too, but Simonson was smart enough to NEVER EVER let her be a heroine, or even an anti-hero. Because Simonson was a writer who actually paid attention to what he was writing and had a sufficient sense of responsibility not to portray rape as just another way of dealing with your enemies.

Hmm. By 'Emma Frost' I may also mean 'any character who purports to be a therapist while taking advantage of their clients when the writers gloss over THAT fact too, in favour of pushing teh drama and teh cleavage.'

Hmm. No, actually what I think I mean is 'I hate the X-men, the concept of the X-men and most of the stupid, careless people who have ever written X-men.' There, that's more accurate.


Good morning everybody, I am a machine of hate.

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Neoptolemus + Philoctetes = OTP forever.



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The problem is not with us; the problem is with you
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Things That Bug Me #3425555

When writers refer to a character who's been traumatised or violated as 'broken.'

It's one of those melodramatic, cloying, omgtehdrama words that gets trotted out whenever a writer wants to indicate that a character really, really needs a hug (because hugs fix everything. Or sex, but usually it's huggy sex.) It's cliche and it's lazy and I can't stand it. Vases get broken. Things get broken. People get HURT.

Also: Whee, nothing better than reading an article on a medical news site that refers to autism as a 'disease' and the brains of not-autistic people as 'healthy.' On behalf of several of my family members: Fuck you, medical science journalists, and fuck the horses you rode in on. Autism is not a disease. What is diseased is your perception of anyone whose brain doesn't toe the line with society's sick, gross ideas on what is 'healthy.'

I need wine.

I need a bath full of wine.

Preferably with a medical journalist floating face-down in it.

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