August 27th, 2009

omnishipper, fever fruit

A Miscellaney

The struggle for diurnal programming continues! Yesterday's blow from the body: waking up at 3am bright and rested after 6 solid hours of restful sleep! Gee, thanks! Today's: 2am! THE SAGA CONTINUES!

In the department of recognizing what things hook to what other things, I am realizing that I have a genuine problem witnessing paranoia, even paranoia that has been made necessary by environmental circumstances. I will see something, and a little bell in my head will go "This is crazy behavior", and I will edge away from it nervously. So I'm wondering why that is. That bell turns into a giant shrieking alarm when I run into serious hardcore stuff like conspiracy theorists. I cannot be around that stuff, or the little person inside my brain that governs mental health and safety starts seriously having a riot in order to get me away from it. (Things like timecube, that's different. It's way too out-there and surreal for that part of my brain to recognize it as legitimately crazy.) But when crazy people are proselytizing their crazy, I need to be away from it, and I need to be away from it fast.

I have discovered that I am all about consistent user interface for page furniture, rather than having too many heavily contextual things changing and disappearing and becoming unavailable if the moon is full or something.

The guy upstairs has dog or dogs.

Fandom definitions: if you're using "slash" to mean something besides "same-sex pairings in fanfiction" (unless you're talking about sharp objects, a guitarist, or the loo), do not be surprised if the rest of your fandom does not understand you, and/or mocks you. Case in point: the guy who says that any pairing at all is "slash" -- ahahahahahaha.
hinky, pure evil fuckery afoot

22 things other people think their sons should know about women/relationships

22 Things We’ll Teach Our Sons About Women And Relationships ... dear me! How heteronormative!

So let's see what I think of these.

1. Pick your battles.
Yes. This really goes for everyone, not just men.

2. Going down is more intimate than sex, but it shouldn’t be scary.
Uhhh. It shouldn't be scary, and it is intimate. But going down is sex, and it's also less of a pregnancy risk. And turn about is fair play.

3. Walk on the outside (closer to the street) of your female companion.
Say what? Is this one of those etiquette guide things that matter if you're into the heavy gender roles scene? I'd say read up in a Miss Manners manual if you're shaky on social norms, and then suit yourself and any companion you're with on whether anyone will be performing gender roles tonight. But if both of you are doing the strong gender roles thing, you owe it to both of you to know what they are.

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