December 1st, 2005

_schools120835, IRL, professional, Naomi, _schools3485

Ten things I assume people know about me:

  1. I live on LJ. Collapse )

  2. I grew up without a TV. Collapse )

  3. I prefer written media to television and movies. Collapse )

  4. I'm bisexual, polyamorous, pagan, fen, and multiple. Collapse )

  5. I've never dated Darkside. Collapse )

  6. I might as well have been a father. Collapse )

  7. I am not socially confident offline. Collapse )

  8. Despite the strong LJ presence, I'm actually introverted. Collapse )

  9. I assume that I'm perfectly average in most respects. Collapse )

  10. I do not have a car of my own. Collapse )

  • Current Music
    the Chromatics' "High Energy Groove" (in my head)
sad, greensad

World AIDS Day. donates $1 per virtual candle, up to $100,000. (And it looks like they've reached that many people lighting candles, so all after this are symbolic.)

I heard about AIDS on the radio growing up. It was just another fact of life.

When I was ten, the AIDS quilt came through town. I looked at it in sober silence. In 1990, a small fraction of the quilt filled the entire floor of the sports center's basketball arena. I saw faces to put against the numbers I heard on the news.

A year later, we had to draw ourselves on a magazine cover for class. Other kids were drawing themselves as basketball stars, actors, models. I drew myself discovering a cure for AIDS.