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As a sci-fi fan, I was raised to believe that even if something has fifteen slimy tentacles and three different sets of sexual organs, if you can have an intelligent conversation with it, it is a person.

I'm consistently amazed and dismayed at the evidence that so much of the world considers the idea of treating everyone who's genetically human as a person to be a dangerously radical concept.

On the flip side of that, there's a guy in my training class at work who I'm seriously considering asking to have reclassified as a fungus that constantly emits speech-like noises.

...Not sure there was really a point to that.

Edit: On further consideration, I think it's the discrepancy that I find irritating. I'm well aware that I'm on one side of the bell curve, and that the people who disturb me most are on the other. But I don't hear from the people in the middle. I don't really know where on that continuum the middle ground even is. Nearly everyone I'm good friends with is extremely socially liberal - talking, like, pagans and polyamory here - and it leaves me at a bit of a loss. I'd really like to hear more from the middle ground. I know it must exist. So I guess...if you think you lie somewhere between Fred Phelps and polyamorous pagans, I'd like to hear your views on today's social conflicts? What about today's social environment pushes your buttons, and/or makes you fear for the future of humanity? I promise to be polite, I'd just like to understand.

What Mark Cohen said ironically in RENT, I'll repeat as a call for understanding: Is anyone in the mainstream?

And if you are, what's it like there?

Friends Only!

RL..stuff happened. Some drama, some just stuff. I've done a lot of rearranging of my life, and gotten on a new track, and just generally am feeling healthier now than I have in a long time.

That said, this journal is friendslocked from here on out. I've done a massive purge of people I don't remember/talk to/etc. If you feel you were removed unjustly, or want to be added/readded, please comment here~. Also if for some reason you just want to be removed, I will do so with no hard feelings.

For those who came here for fic, feel free to look through the archives. My fic from here on out will be posted instead at the journal viridian_tales so that you don't have to feel like you're missing out on anything. If anyone actually cares anymore.

And sylviaviridian is once again open for business. Just not as open as it used to be.

Meme time!

I wouldn't have posted this, but I did that lj haiku meme, and the one it came up with...I just had to share.
cranes for peace.

Cranes for peace - click it to see.

Also, my wrist still hurts horribly. I hate tendinitis.

Asking for advice and a truism

I've never had Mormons come to the door before. When a pair of them came knocking today, I was caught flat-footed, and hadn't prepared any ways of messing with them. So I'm asking for help here: when Mormons come to the door, how do you suggest I screw with their heads? If they're too pushy, I'll try to convert them, but that's a little mean, and I don't want to do that if they're just friendly like these ones were.

Also, a livejournal truism: No one cares how off-topic your comment was, if it was in praise of their icon.


Dear lord, Star Wars fandom. Please, please can we take mercy on a poor, deprived fangirl? All I want is one, just one, decently long and well-written fic centered around Talon Karrde. Please?

Failing that, moar Thrawn plz. And I do appreciate the general quality level of the fics on him that I've found.

Icon meme! From cruxis

Comment, and I'll pick seven of your icons for you to explain.

wtf moments

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This wtf? moment brought to you by animelyrics.com, where the advertisers apparently don't know fandom.


Dude! Dude! Dude! Sonic confirmed for Brawl! Dude!

Brawl is officially going to be the best thing ever.

Slashable meme

First, the meme (warnings for slash and possible r-rated content under the cut):

1: Kratos Aurion (Symphonia)
2: Kurogane (Tsubasa)
3: James Wilson (House)
4: Zelos Wilder (Symphonia)
5: Cho Hakkai (Saiyuki)
6: Kudoh Yohji (Weiss)
7: Urahara Kisuke (Bleach)
8: Yuan (Symphonia)
9: Sha Gojyo (Saiyuki)
10: Fujimiya Ran (Weiss)
11: Dio Elaclaire (Last Exile)
12: Seto Kaiba (Yu-gi-oh)