December 24th, 2006

running, bomb tech

"Most importantly: my crotch!" -- Goblin King cosplayer

Non-intuitive lack of redirect: http://exampleusername.livejournal.com/allpics.bml should probably redirect to the actual allpics.bml rather than 404.

For the whole "we are not able to breathe without coughing" thing, I put hot water in a crockpot. When I called Dawn, she recommended rosemary in the water. So I put rosemary in the water. Then I thought about it, and added rather a lot of mint and some cinnamon and some echinacea and goldenseal, and it's become an effective and surprisingly tasty tisane as well as a humidifier.

I have the actual humidifier running.

One of the things that I desire out of a year is a shortage of moments that make me wince hardcore when reading them a year later. January isn't so strong on them, but once I get into later bits, I imagine I'll find more of them.

Random piece of paper on my desk says, regarding zombies: "You can get to the brains on a male a lot more easily." This was from a random anime night involving discussions of zombies and so forth. And I have a Cunning Plan that I must discuss with hcolleen.

Thinking about dating a girl geek and the holidays: First, drop the "girl" part, and think of her as a geek. (As a fellow geek, if you're also a geek.) Keep her interests in mind and get her something for a certain fraction of your gift-for-her budget. Then, with the remaining money, think of her as a girl, and get her a card (and possibly flower), keeping the current holiday in mind. Of course, if she's hinted at preferring to get something girly this holiday, ask her closest chickfriend.

I've been reading through the archives for this year. I'm not out of January yet. Something tells me I won't get through the entire year until next year. That means that old things will be dredged up and put in here, and things that have been left to sit will be paid attention to. I'm working on the geekhousekeeping wiki, getting the bones of the things I was brainstorming in there. That's rather a lot of content, but I hope it'll get to be a good thing, you know? It's not yet ready for the public just yet, because there's still all sorts of junk and things not linked right, but perhaps someday?

I still feel as if I've been beaten with things. Seeing Darkside this weekend would probably be Bad.
running, bomb tech

It is a Known Thing that most systems of magic/philosophy have a Dangerous Lie/HalfTruth embedded.

Accidental condensation of this expansion of the source

I found one in the youngwizards books. It is that 'Wizardry does not live in an unwilling heart.' And it is technically true that wizardry does not. But from Deep Wizardry, there is the talk about how most people find that it's normal to have a nameless sorrow at the bottom of the soul. And a blighted wizardry is one of the most dangerous things out there.

It hit me because in the Making Light blog archive that mocks the people who poured gasoline into fluorescent light tubes, someone said that if magic were real, there would inevitably be non-maskable magic-related injuries with people doing Stupid Shit with Magic.

But there are. And it is maskable if you do not know what wizardry does, that instead of gross physical collateral damage, there is mental and emotional damage, and the odd bit of "No one will believe this, so I will not say."

And then there are the people who should have been wizards but who are not. They should have been, but all the energy that should have been devoted to making things better by means of those little daily wizardries instead goes to anger and self-defeating mental poison. It hurts to breathe the same air as them, because they are still broadcasting on wizard channels.

When we say to them, "But you are a wizard," the Lone Power does not even have to step in again, because the Lone Power has already done enough.
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I hate waking up to find that a layer of goo has come to rest in my lungs. Then there is lots of nasty coughing. It sucks. I am so grateful that my day-to-day stuff no longer includes a nasty cough, because that is Bad. I was constantly sick when I was a little fayoumis. I do not think that Alaska was good for my health.

My connection to wakefulness is flaky. However, I did get a shower, so it's a clean sort of flaky.

I shall decide that today is a whole lot of Nothing, and perhaps I shall go to sleep soon. Darkside is very warm and sarcastic and having to leave for church soon, so not too long of a conversation. Happy.