September 6th, 2009

children of dune - leto 1

blah blah powercakes

If it is wrong to act like a tiny, capricious god and ban_set someone who is annoying the shit out of you, I don't want to be right. I am just saying. I think power trips are a highly underrated past time. I mean, sure, we have all heard about power corrupts and everything, but let's be honest here: power is fun. And corruption is fun. And so is eating chocolate, so you see, if it's like chocolate, it can't be wrong.

I would almost feel bad, except a.) commenting to ask why one was de-membered then b.) commenting again to be insulting because they haven't answered on the same day is kind of insane. I mean, I admit, if I could, I'd have a wireless implant or something, but sometimes, one must interact with the world and not the internet.
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children of dune - leto 1

so you can blame this on self-examination and dear abby

So I have been reading advice columns recently. It's a phase I go through, and I found a comm that like, posts stories from these columns and discusses it which is pretty much my Platonic ideal of funness with those.

Which is why I decided I was having a moment of insight--a very useless one--while reading about one that was like, (example, not true) a woman marries a guy with three kids who try to kill her and their mutual child tortures cats and now the mother in law moved in and makes everyone sleep in teh living room and she's not sure what to do about all this.

...actually, maybe I actually read this, but not the point. The point is, advice columns seem to have a high proportion of stupid, stupid-crazy, stupid-scary, and boggling. There are very specific types that write to them, and in theory, I always thought it came down to three types: 1.) ones that want confirmation of something they already plan to do (and will do even without confirmation) 2.) people who just really want attention and 3.) really dumb. But I don't believe that anymore. I think there are actually four types. And the fourth type is what I call the WTF people. Because they aren't writing in due to being stupid, attentiony, or just confirmation, though they can be all of that. They are literally stumped on how the fuck they got to this, because they feel this isn't normal, but they don't know at what point they boarded the crazy train, because they've just been on it that long.

I'm going to explain this in the language of personal anecdata.

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You know, at this point, I feel the need to lie down and reconsider my twenty year old self's relative decision making capabilities. I remember being stupid, but I'm now wondering if I was like lobotomized briefly and there was slow but steady regeneration.