YOU WILL BE LIKE US.
I surrender! I volunteer for the upgrade!
Even if it means ambiguously red hair (it’s an improvement over my lack of hair).
As much time that’s devoted to Dr. Who on Tumblr, I guess maybe I should start watching it.
That’s basically why I started watching it. I figured I had to see what all the fuss was about.
I didn’t expect to like it this much.
herpinkribbons2 replied to your post: I know I’m old for tumblr because everyone’s going…
You think YOU’RE old? I have no fucking idea what you just said.
That just means you didn’t spend 1982 pumping quarters into arcade machines, dodging bouncy balls, springy snakes, and anti-gravity trolls, and learning how to swear, Q*bert style.
I so agree with you Ken. I’m really disappointed in those who starred this garbage. I want to believe that the people who did were just doing the Favstar thing and didn’t even read it.
I honestly think quite a few of these people fall into that category. Some of these are people who I respected…some of them even starred things I said against racism over the past couple days. (@FRANKSTALICIOUS even went as far as starring some of my @’s to people on the subject, then starred that other drivel too).
I figure that the favstar gamers should have been more careful which tweets they clicked the “favorite” star under. They are getting dropped even if I’m pretty sure they were just playing the favstar game.
Thanks to you and the others who have commented. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone here.
herpinkribbons2 replied to your post: I can feel myself getting depressed again. Didn’t…
I know this feeling of which you speak. Hang on. All one has to do is hang on. It will go away. Also…..meds. xo
I know it will pass, eventually…just not sure when. And after it’s gone for a while, it will come back again. Then it will pass again. It’s the ups and downs of life…my life, at least. Maybe I just take them harder than other people.
Meds aren’t an option, though. Meds cost money, and money and I have not been acquainted in quite some time.
herpinkribbons2 replied to your post: herpinkribbons2 replied to your post: A Quick Dad…
You are never going to get what you want/need from your father, Ken; but it is in forgiveness, that your personal pain subsides & unconditional love for your father has a chance to envelope your heart for YOUR benefit and comfort.
I appreciate what you’re saying. But it took all the strength I could muster to forgive him last year after all those years where he wanted nothing to do with me. I don’t think I have it in me to do it again.
People do what they can do. The fact that he sent you something, is better than nothing. It’s still a “reach-out.” But it’s only when you have resolved your own pain, where he is concerned, that you will be able to see it as a gesture of caring.
I’ll grant that it’s a step up from the “Hey, Kenny, I’m selling prepaid lawyer insurance now and I can get you a good deal” emails that he used to send, but he’s not allowed to tell me in December that he misses me and is glad we reconnected and then talk to me for a month like a real dad, only to go back to his old ways. Fuck him.
I maybe should have mentioned also that I was one of 20 email addresses in he “To:” line.
I have faith that Americans are more than their media. Just because the media sensationalizes, and picks & chooses stories, doesn’t mean that we are puppets, and therefore, blind to life’s other tragedies, Ken. My sadness for others knows no bounds
I know this is true for you, and for many others as well. But I’m going by what I see on twitter and tumblr and other areas online. It’s not often that you see someone post about hating the violence that is all around us every day.
But if the media jumps on a story like this, everyone seems so quick to hop on the bandwagon; to pretend that they care. Or they reblog a post that vaguely promises $1 to some cause, but never actually do anything that requires more than a few keystrokes.
Maybe it’s just that rallying behind a common cause causes people to feel less alone, even as they do nothing to actually change things. To me it’s just empty, but I’m also very jaded (as I’m sure you’ve noticed).