No. 118 (essentialsaltes) wrote,
No. 118

my internet skills can reach 100's

Finished Graham Joyce's Stormwatcher. I want to like it more than I liked it. A motley assortment of English people share a French villa for a few weeks over the summer, and drama and spooky shenanigans ensue. It has a Machen-esque flavor and would probably be best read on long lazy summer days spent at a French villa. Rainy days in the hood didn't quite do it justice. The book actually read as though one short story invited another short story to stay for a few weeks at its French villa, with a character from a third short story also invited along out of pity. Interesting tension and drama, but not entirely satisfying. Verdict: read (or re-read) the Tooth Fairy.

Speaking of drama, let's have a theism vs. atheism craziness battle.

In the atheist corner, we have susie, who has a big chip on her shoulder about the Crusaders. Now, they're not my favorite people either, but when I express some doubt about the 'fact' that Crusaders habitually ate Muslim babies, things go downhill pretty rapidly. The zenith is reached in this exchange:

Captain Brad: LOL @ The History Channel being any more valid than Wikipedia.
susie: Oh shut up. This is pure mysogyny and you know it. Wiki is a joke and if I were male posting this you'd agree.

If only you were cool enough to belong to atheist_snark, you could see such things as this or this in context.

In the theist corner, we have this post, which I still don't entirely understand, but since it mixes evangelism with furry fandom, it deserves everyone's close attention. The zenith is reach with "Only a man and woman who are married should yiff each other." The personal journal also causes one to boggle, with statements like "I'm trying to join the furry ham operators group. I don't have a set, but I want one!"

Crazy-off Verdict: The theist cops to being manic-depressive, so that should probably be a win by default. Nonetheless, the judges award the crown to the atheist. Because she was wrong on the internet. And she was mean to me.
Tags: book, funny, insanity, internet, religion

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