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For those souls that do not have svmadelyn friended, you may not know about, wait, let me quote:

Through the magic of the internets, we can track any kind of pandemic and watch doom crawl slowly toward us!

With you know, the Death Map of Death Disease of Death With Added Google Alerts!, which is apparently how we can indeed watch our deaths approach slowly. Like that book? About how a nuclear war happened and people on this island are watching the fallout approach, slowly? And it's like, the entire book is watching it coming and possibly people having death-affirming sex. Pearl? Stupid Depressing Fucking Book of Inevitable Misery? That title seems too long, but I'm pretty sure it's more accurate than the original.

I never read that one, but my parents had that one and Exorcist near their beds along with Outbreak, so it's not like I didn't know from an early age that in some way, there would be an apocalypse like a cafeteria choose-your-own-main-dish-of-death. It's soothing. As inevitable things are.

Here's the thing--swine flu. I'm sorry, on my death certificate will not be swine flu. Assuming we have those and aren't simply living in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome-style structures and burning our dead outside the settlement while praying to the Elder Gods for succor. That part actually worries me--right, no religion is perfect, but I've had nights I've seriously worried post-apocalypse that worship of Cthulhu could rise and have you seen their pantheon? I don't think it's a good idea to bring the Elder Gods into this. Their communions aren't symbolic. And Cthulhu has skin care problems.

This stuff keeps me up at night, people. Promise no human sacrifices to the Elder Gods. Especially not of my swine-flu-infested corpse. Though it would serve you all right if you did and got swine flu and died. So really, that's punishment enough.

....I've read a lot of HP this weekend.

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"And it's like, the entire book is watching it coming and possibly people having death-affirming sex. Pearl? Stupid Depressing Fucking Book of Inevitable Misery? That title seems too long, but I'm pretty sure it's more accurate than the original."

On the Beach? by Shute? I read that as an impressionable pre-teen.

I, also, pledge not to die of swine flu. Unless, of course, TPTB change its name to something more, I dunno, graceful? Impressive?

On the Beach? by Shute? I read that as an impressionable pre-teen.

I just read the back cover and was traumatized for life.

I, also, pledge not to die of swine flu. Unless, of course, TPTB change its name to something more, I dunno, graceful? Impressive?

Less pork-related, yes, that would be good.

These kids at a high school less than 5 miles away from me were diagnosed with the swine flu. Ugh.

*winces* I've eben reading up about it. It's freaking me out a bit.

Heh. I pretty much get to look out the window. (Want to get personal space fast? Start sneezing in the paper goods aisle at the supermarket across the street from ground zero...)

Personally, I'm not panicking until I see dudes in hazmat suits at my front door. But I look forward to freaking out my co-workers tomorrow.

(I went to Toronto during the SARS scare. Got a cold from the airplane. Told everyone it was SARS. Was believed.)

(I went to Toronto during the SARS scare. Got a cold from the airplane. Told everyone it was SARS. Was believed.)

*falls over and dies laughing*

That sounds like "On the Beach", a depressing book and an even worse movie.

I'm not worried about the swine flu. Global warming, though - that scares me!

This. That book. WHY WOULD SOMEONE WRITE THAT?

Stupid Depressing Fucking Book of Inevitable Misery?

DO NOT WANT OMG.

I never read it - hearing about it was depressing enough! :(

I KNOW. ALL I READ WAS THE BACK COVER.

It is so obvious why you and madelyn are friends.

And really? That's all I have to say, I think! *g*

We do get along well. *thoughtful*

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SIV sounds a little better I suppose.

That map is the last thing I need.

Oh look, there's been 8 cases down in Brooklyn Heights...and I have to go down near there tomorrow to pick up kittens.

*twitches*

Re: SIV sounds a little better I suppose.

Isn't it comforting we can watch death coming? It's like being trapped in Friday the Thirteenth forever.

Thank you, so much, for my first gigantor belly laugh of the day. ♥ Still giggling.

*bows* I am glad I brought happiness to the apocalypse.

I vote the Apocalypse waits until after I've got at least some of this year's garden harvest in and canned, in which case I'll feel reasonably prepared. Although we are going to have to steal a couple of horses from somewhere... *mentally tallies up horses within a few square miles*

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I have nothing to say on account of no brain, but I'm going to sit back over here and grin my face off watching you.

Because the show is awesome.

Admit it, you are just waiting for my spectacular break from reality.

I know it's heartless, but I keep seeing all the updates and can't help thinking, "I've seen this one!" It's like a bad sci-fi thriller where the moral of the story is something like man's hubris shall be taken down by that which they think of as the lowest animal (which I would think would be a rat, or possibly squirrel). This is of course, preferable to the ones where the moral of the story is something like eat your beets because, really, what if you don't like beets?

Er, long night. Suffice it to say, our family is boning up on the proper ways to sacrifice to The Old Ones as I type.

I see pork futures dropping on monday.

Remember this: In the short story "To Serve Man"? The original aliens had porcine features.

Culling the herd, I tell you.

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