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24 July 2012 @ 08:48 pm
This is going to be a short-ish rollercoaster!post.

1) Why I am now concerned about how I am lazy: [Silly]

I need to look into one of those treadmill-desks...

2) Why I am ashamed of my state: [Not at all silly; very sad; warning for what most would consider shock torture]

This "school" is in my state. It's old news now, I'm sure, but I stumbled across it when I saw that Dan Savage (ugh) has created a Helen Keller musical that mocks the disabled, especially the Deafblind, before the play even starts (ugh ugh ugh). A well-spoken, young, disabled lesbian wrote him a 'letter' of sorts online and responded to his comment that (paraphrased) 'the idea of someone putting a shock-collar on the disabled is completely cooky [unlike gay teen suicide]' with links to how that is false.

There's also an article with the actual table-shocking of one young man, but it made me cry and I don't want to post it.

I just wanted to go "oh my gods why". And be sad and angry that such a thing can exist.

3) I'm trying to get myself into following current events/the news, and this is why it's scary. Plus, politics. Plus, global warming (in combination with politics). Plus, reproductive rights (and how politics are trying to fuck with everything). Plus, the polarised state of my country (especially in regards to politics) and how my country is really less of a country and more a combination of regions that should probably not be united under one flag (something I need to read up on because it is apparently a common idea). Also, did I mention politics?

Ugh my country. Ugh my state. I'm not sure I want to be a somewhat-intelligent person living in America, trying to stay aware (and, incidentally, sane). The space under my rock is so comfortable...can't I just be Patrick from Spongebob?

(No, I can't.)

I guess it's good that I'm a dual citizen, and can fuck off to England if times get dire... (Given my father is still a citizen and my brother is also a dual citizen, it is something we joke about rather a lot.)
Trialiatrialia on July 25th, 2012 07:28 am (UTC)
Well if you can 'fuck off to England', when are you next over here? xD We can hang out.

Love the rainbow hair icon, btw. I had a wicked-witch one before, which is very appropriate since I cosplay Elphaba.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || OLSB-rocker-lady.cranky__crocus on July 25th, 2012 07:32 am (UTC)
Oh man, it's sad that we connected after I left England! (I studied there, uni, for three years; I loved it.) My brother will be back again for his last year of uni, though, so hopefully I'll get to visit again. I miss it! And my friends! I was at Uni. Reading.

Thank you! I had the Elphaba/Wicked Witch userhead before, too; I thought I wouldn't find one I liked as much and am grateful that I have! Also, jealous of the fact that you cosplay Elphaba. If it weren't for my height I would LOVE to--I have the hip-length hair (so it's brown instead of black, and curlyish; I could straighten) and I've been told by friends that I come off as Elphaba-esque in real life. Especially when I was younger.

Mainly, though, she's one of my favourites and I'd jump at the chance. (:
Trialia: me] distant elphietrialia on July 25th, 2012 07:38 am (UTC)
Indeed! I'm in Manchester - so not that far away from Reading, by US standards ;)

*grin* My hair is hip-length, so dark brown it's nearly black, and straight as a yardarm. I'm 5'4", but I spend most conventions in a wheelchair. It still works quite well for Elphaba - I've thought before that I could legitimately try musicalverse!Nessarose, but nobody would know who I was trying to be. *g* As Elphie, well. *points at icon*

She's one of my favourites, too. *nods* Working on cosplaying both River Song and Adora Belle Dearheart - for Spike I just need a decent crossbow, but for River, the wig is hard to perfect, and I'm going to need to save to get the leather belt custom-made.
Kiwi Crocus: Alex || Laughing.cranky__crocus on August 1st, 2012 03:03 am (UTC)
Oh, Manchester! My brother is heading into his final year at Keele University and we're considering a visit there for his graduation if we can--so that's even closer! (Although I'm not sure we'll manage to go, financially. Especially me. Unless my parents foot it, it's pretty much not going to happen for me.)

I do miss having straight hair, honestly (although mine used to be wavy, technically, but the weight made it essentially straight); these curls and occasional frizz can get obnoxious. And, being just-beyond-tailbone, any way something is obnoxious is magnified haha. I'm 4'11", but 5-something with my boots. I should probably spend conventions in a wheelchair rather than just with my cane (because at least I can get out of the wheelchair when I want, even if people judge me); if I just have the cane, I'm a bit stuck when I have my pain. I think I would recognise a musicalverse!Nessarose! Haha.

Love your Elphie icon!

Mmmm River Song cosplay. I was just telling my friend yesterday that it's a pity I'm not blonde anymore; I could try at a (long-haired) River Song. And a good custom-made leather belt must cost a limb!
Veevenomebat on July 25th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
I read that article. All of it.

I also keep an ear out for current events. The trick is to give up hope for the masses and care for yourself and your friends. I'm just waiting for another civil war to break out.
Kiwi Crocus: TB || Tara vampire.cranky__crocus on August 1st, 2012 03:43 am (UTC)
I'm not quite sure I'm ready to give up hope for the masses! But I'm definitely down for caring for myself and my friends/family/people I care about.

Ugh, it would be just another country to add to the current 'civil war' list. Sigh.
?elsceetaria on July 26th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)
I could only read the first page of that article it's terrifying. I have bookmarked it, and I'll try to finish it later.

I try to follow current events although I've gotten behind now that I'm back in school.

There are seriously some times when I wish I could fuck off to another country.
(Although those times are fewer in Chicago than they were back in GA)
Kiwi Crocus: Lips || Blue mood.cranky__crocus on August 1st, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
Don't force yourself to finish it if it will be too tricky; it's a difficult one.

I've fallen behind again, but surprisingly Facebook is keeping me reasonably aware of what's going on. (Politics still perplex me. I don't know the American system well enough, as terrible as that may sound.)