March 3rd, 2010

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the lovely theonlymeyouget's five word meme:

1. House

Still hooked on a fictional character, he fascinates me a lot more than a lot of real people do. If he were real, I'd probably be in love with him. I see a lot of myself in him. We are both atheists, we are both skeptics, we both love music, we're both rather snarky (my snarkiness is a notably more cheerful sort than his). I relate to him and empathize with him completely.

2. Atheism

I have been asked about this several times so I will just do some cutting and pasting here.
I'm quite open about this to most people apart from my family, who are all very christian (my mother is studying to be a minister!) and can't really accept it. Almost all of my friends are really cool about me being an atheist. Only one acted like a butt about it so I had to quit hanging around her. I was brought up christian but I think it kind of screwed me up. I know a lot of people derive comfort from their religious beliefs but I never felt it, I just went through the motions, but there was always this voice in the back of my head going, "how do we KNOW all this happened?" I kept seeing so many people using their religion as an excuse for their bigotry and violence and just plain short-sightedness (really, it doesn't help poor people in India to tell them not to use birth control!!) and it took a lot of asking myself some serious philosophical questions before I came to the conclusion that I don't think there is a god of any sort, there's just the world we live in, let's make it a better place in some way. Right and wrong are strong enough concepts without having to believe in some sort of invisible beings propping them up. That being said, some of my friends are quite religious and if it brings them joy, that's great, it's just not for me. I have no interest whatsoever in trying to "convert" anyone to atheism, but I'm happier now than I was when I believed in all that stuff.

3. dream/sleep

like a lot of people w/ Asperger's I have chronic issues with insomnia. I can be very tired and it will still take me a really long time to fall asleep. I do have very weird vivid dreams, some of which I have talked about in this journal. I think they mostly come from having a rather creative mindset in general.

4. Slash

Last year i was trying to explain the concept of slash to two of my second cousins who were unfamiliar with fanfic as a writing genre and I said something to this effect; slash is not so much about "let's make these characters gay even though canon never spells it out", slash is far more about "the relationship between A and B is the strongest relationship in the show/movies/books, what if we took that relationship to the next level?" I have written everything from very cute stuff like Jeeves and Bertie slash to really angsty slash like "I'm Not In Love". One thing I was fairly proud of in "Insulin" is the fact that House and Wilson's attitudes are not OH MY GOD THIS INCIDENT IS GOING TO CHANGE THE WAY WE ARE WITH EACHOTHER FOREVER, they're more like, "okay, that felt good, let's see where this takes us."

5. Olivia Wilde

I'm going to leave out why I dislike the character of 13 because some perfectly good actors have gotten stuck playing lousy, poorly-written roles (coughcough wilwheaton cough) and concentrate entirely on why i dislike Olivia Wilde. She doesn't even try to act. Kirstie Alley is a fucking horrible actress but she at least tries. OW has maybe one facial expression and we usually don't even see it. All we see is The Blank Stare. Just found out you have Huntington's? time for The Blank Stare. the only facial expression she EVER has has nothing to do with whatever scene she uses it in. It is the I Am The Queen Of The Entire World Because David Shore Wants To Fuck Me Smirk. Gong Li pulls the same no facial expressions crap but at least looks like she eats.
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