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cupcakes. delicious, delicious cupcakes
children of dune - leto 1
It's not--necessarily--that I need a day devoted to antisocialism (no, not the political movement). It's just--I feel the need to point out that vocal inflections of pirates get a day, but rampant dislike of human contact does not. Granted, these are not similar and it's kind of a ludicrous argument, but think symbolically. Pirates should not get days antisocial people do not. Happy people get these days, and seriously, do happy people need another reason to be "happy"?

Here are things I would do if I had such a day.

1.) Abruptly stop speaking mid-sentence, then leave.
2.) Abruptly leave while someone else is mid-sentence.
3.) Make cupcakes.
4.) Hum comfortably to Theory of a Deadman while playing sudoku on my phone outside.

It's not that I don't do these things already. I just want legitimization and a party, really. A very strange party, with very little socialization but a high proportion of sugar and default wireless internet.

Actually, this wouldn't be strange so much as ideal.

Speaking as someone who's alone in her apartment and has just partaken of a delicious Tiramisu cupcake, I heartily endorse your plan.

We deff need this day. You have my vote.


As someone who really NEEDS to have time to live inside my own head.

*sets out cupcakes and coffee*
*goes back to ignoring everyone*

This sounds interesting but... *walks away*

What do you have against cupcakes?

Cupcakes yes and I think you shou.....

Parties, hmm, would that be those events where I end up sitting in the kitchen/ watching the fish in the aquarium/ sneaking off to read fic on a computer?

I don't know why, but this really made me laugh! :D Enjoy your day.

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BTW sorry I missed you last night! I noticed--about an hour after you got off. I'm so sorry, I was working on a functiony thing. It's all very obsessive. *g*

Great idea but I am concerned about possible commercialization of the day with more official acknowledgment: the sales (crowds), parades (more crowds), t-shirts (at least no necessary eye-contact). Though if it resulted in a 3 day weekend of reflection and frosting, the more the merrier (used in the loosest way possible).

I'm not fond of the commercializatoin aspect either. *frowns* I just don't feel Hallmark is reading for greeting card stating Happy Antisocialibility!

...though I like them.

Merlin pushed open the door like he had a personal grudge against the hinges, glared irritably at Arthur, and then stomped towards the fireplace. Arthur watched in fascination as Merlin put more wood on the fire with barely controlled rage simmering under every move.

"Good morning," he said, after a minute, dryly. Merlin didn't look at him.

"Moron," Merlin muttered. Arthur squinted at him, and decided that he was not meant to take this personally.

Arthur lay back against the pillows and grinned up at the canopy. He loved winding Merlin up on days like these. It was better than a mummer's play for entertainment. "How's your morning been?" he asked blandly, with blithe disregard for the way Merlin twitched and stared at him.

"I cannot believe," Merlin bit off, glaring at him, at the fire, at the table full of dirty dishes, at the door as he stomped out mid-sentence. Arthur bit back a snicker as the door thumped shut.

Ten minutes later, Merlin was back with a basket and a tray. The tray held hot food. The basket took the cold leftovers. Arthur swung himself out of bed and wandered over to the tray while Merlin piled dishes into the basket, ignoring the crashing jangle of abused crockery.

"Cupcakes," he said, pleased. "I love cup--"

The door shut behind Merlin.

Arthur grinned and bit into the cupcake. It was going to be a great day, he decided cheerfully.

*purrs* Oh. Yes.

Is it Merlin's time of the month? How is his manwomb?

I celebrate anti-socialism every day!

However today it is with banana and walnut bread and not cupcakes.

Let`s pick a date. How does all of June sound to you?

Happy Antisocialism Day! May you ...

*wanders away mid-greeting*

A very strange party, with very little socialization but a high proportion of sugar and default wireless internet.

So. Much. Yes. Nobody in the room, but lots of people on the other side of their computers to talk with or ignore at will.