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Journal of No. 118

February 24th, 2008

my internet skills can reach 100's @ 09:01 am

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.
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Date:February 24th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)


mmmm furry ham.

I thought the slimy film kind was great, but this beats all...
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Date:February 25th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
This is like blood libel in some crazed bizarro world universe. AND I LOVE IT. Dare I ask why the Crusaders would exactly want to eat babies? Adults are far meatier, and a varied diet can breed a more well-rounded taste than delicate yet cloying HUMAN VEAL!!!!
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Date:February 25th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
And you just walked away instead of unleashing nine kinds of shit on susie for being an ignorant twit? I demand that you surrender your XKCD icon at once to someone more aggressive and obnoxious.

(Oh, and in my opinion you're wrong about the zenith of that thread. I say the zenith is when susie declares that while Gilles de Rais may not have been a Crusader, he was French and the French went on Crusades, so what's the difference?)
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Date:February 25th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
*sigh* Maybe I'll have to turn in the icon. In my defense, she posts 2 or 3 times for every post of mine. I have enough math-sense to avoid the exponential explosion that would ensue. Of course, the xkcd icon demonstrates what happens to people who don't avoid the explosion.
Date:February 25th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)



chartreusekitty suggested I should wander over and say hello. Hello!
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Date:February 25th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)

Re: hello

Sure thing. Welcome.
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Date:February 26th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)

Entirely off-topic

And I'm sure you already know about this, but I put it here anyway:

-- Richard

Journal of No. 118