December 19th, 2006

bear by san


Obviously I need to stop reading reviews.

Well, easily enough done.

Did I mention I was cranky?
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    the sound of one crank cranking.
bear by san

I am wiser now you know and still as big a fool concerning you.

Do they not maintain bawdry, insinuate foolery, and renew the remembrance of heathen idolatry? Do they not induce whoredom and uncleanness? Nay, are they not rather plain devourers of maidenly virginity and chastity? For proof whereof but mark the flocking and running to Theatres and Curtains, daily and hourly, night and day, time and tide, to see plays and interludes where such wanton gestures, such bawdy speeches, such laughing and fleering, such kissing and bussing, such clipping and culling, such winking and glancing of wanton eyes, and the like is used, is wonderful to behold. Then these goodly pageants being ended, every mate sorts to his mate, every one brings another homeward of their way very friendly, and in their secret conclaves (covertly) they play the sodomites, or worse. And these be the fruits of plays and interludes, for the most part. And whereas, you say, there are good examples to be learnt in them: truly, so there are; if you will learn falsehood; if you will learn cozenage, if you will learn to deceive; if you will learn to play the hypocrite, to cog, to lie and falsify; if you will learn to jest, laugh and fleer, to grin, to nod and mow; if you will learn to play the Vice, to swear, tear and blaspheme both heaven and earth; if you will learn to become a bawd, unclean, and to devirginate maids, to deflower honest wives; if you will learn to murder, flay, kill, pick, steal, rob and rove; if you will learn to rebel against princes, to commit treasons, to consume treasures, to practice idleness, to sing and talk of bawdy love and venery; if you will learn to deride, scoff, mock and flout, to flatter and smooth; if you will learn to play the whoremaster, the glutton, drunkard, or incestuous person; if you will learn to become proud, haughty and arrogant; and finally, if you will learn to contemn God and all His laws, to care neither for Heaven nor Hell, and to commit all kinds of sin and mischief, you need to go to no other school, for all these good examples may you see painted before your eyes in interludes and plays.

-PHILIP STUBBES, The Anatomie of Abuses (1583)

I have mentioned on numerous occasions that most of the American public--including Christians are clueless as to the diabolical, systematic agenda the gay community has meticulously carried out over the past thirty years.

For example, the removal of homosexuality as a psychological disorder from the American Psychiatric Association's DSM (Diagnostic Statical Manual) in the early 1970's was not the result of convincing, newly discovered evidence which clearly established the theory that this sexual orientation and expression was genetic (in-born). 

On the contrary, it was the result of powerful, subversive gay activism. The vote to remove homosexuality as a disorder was not based on scientific research; rather, it was the outcome of months of behind the scenes lobbying, intimidation and threats leveled at psychiatrists by gay activists. Their solidarity, financial clout, and brilliantly executed battle strategy netted them a watershed victory--one that would help change our culture!

--Exodus International, 2000

Western Civilization, somehow still ticking along. For, yanno, ironical enough values of civilization.

Stubbs was a better prose stylist.

And on that note, to bed!
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    same as it ever was, same as it ever was
bear by san

Okay, that's amusing.

I was playing with Librarything's Unsuggester, because I do everything my rice crispies and Neil Gaiman tell me to do, and I discovered if you put me in, a fair number of the books that come up as statistically unlikely for somebody who reads me to read are books that I am the only person who reads me, reads.

For God's sake, people, go read some Vonnegut and Burgess, would you?  *g*

(Also, who the heck has a copy of Whiskey and Water already?)
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Mole has a Ph.D., and Bear doesn't have any sort of college degree at all.

This is probably why Mole can explain the thing that has been absolutely sending me off the deep end about this whole "Carnival is slash/yaoi" thing. *


I've bloody well written slash. (There. I am as good as my word.) I've in fact written slash for the express purpose of deconstructing fanfiction. (Which, you know, it does a pretty good job of itself, being--on the better end of the genre--very self-aware stuff.) Oh, here, have the bit of actual fanfiction I did last year, too. Because I like it.

I know the difference. (ellen_fremedon (top ten livejournal names ever) has argued me into a corner where I have to admit to a "slashy sensibility," as she defines it--although frankly, I think that the Mysterious Thing that makes "slashy" love stories Different from yer bog-standard heteronormative love story is that they trigger the kink in people who have it, which is why it's invisible to me (my kink is Fraught, rather than any particular pattern of genders. Give me Fraught (with a side of noble/tragic) and make it not stupid and I'm yours until the end of time. (Because god, if it's ratio of backstory to front story, Keith and Elaine and Jenny and Gabe have to be the slashiest things I've ever written. Remember what I said about "Fraught"? I suspect it's because I find relationships boring, mostly, but I find the ways in which they motivate people endlessly interesting.))

And that is the last I'm going to speak on the issue, because frankly, it makes me want to beat people to death with a coal shovel, and that's not pretty. Nor is it really called for in this context.

* and if you are going to use a word, please learn what it means. Although yanno, I would rather have Carnival called yaoi than slash. Although the lack of illustrations is kind of a problem definitionally speaking.

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    A Prarie Home Companion, the movie
rengeek superbard! _ strangepowers

Duct tape is not gonna make an honest man out of you.

While we're on cats and Shakespeare--something a little lighter than the recent fare.

And now that I have gone for a good long walk and normalized my serotonin load, I'm going to have a lovely bachelor dinner of box mac and cheese and cheap Spanish red. Then I'm going to play my guitar and read desperance's book.

commodorified, I'm getting guitarist forearms. *g*

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    groggy less cranky, but my bad should
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Current research suggests that twenty to forty-five minutes of exercise daily is as effective in normalizing serotonin levels as any currently available psychoactive drug.


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    embarrassed there is no me: it's just the chemicals talking