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Remember me? Oh lore and fables. I have not posted since late OCTOBER? Seriously? You'd think I had a life or something!



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Well, no, you wouldn't. Because if you're reading this, you almost certainly know me, and you know that I have no life. But I might have been able to fool some people.
So this is me posting - for the first time since October, good lore and fables - because, quite simply, it is better than algebra homework.

Which, yes, is a very stupid thing to be doing. I really need to work on my Algebra. Because, and this is very important, I suck at it. (Imagine Jeff Dunham's "Gas prices suuuck..." to get that sound right.) So yeah, I need to work on my algebra.
But first an update.
I love college. I have awesome classes, I'm getting in shape, and lore I appreciate my weekends more than ever before. I should mention that Monday and Wednesday are my short days - just two classes, TWO! - and I am exhausted. God save us all from German diction. *shudder*

I enjoyed very much doing my Robby monologue last week in acting one - next week (this week? One of those.)  we start scenes. Two people! So I'll match up somehow with a scene partner. I'm hoping for Casey. He's the person who sits nearest me, he's pretty talented, and he's the only person in class who's voluntarily spoken to me.

...Okay, that, and he seems either very gay or very very straight, and either way, I want to hang out with him to see how long it takes the curse to break him to it's evil little will ('will' with a small 'w', not 'W'...). Oh lore, I'm a bad person. But I have to enjoy my mad homofying skills, or it's just too effing miserable.

Anyway, I will go do my algebra now. *le sigh* Wish me luck, and people, CALL me! I have my cell with me all the time, and I have several breaks. If I'm not in class, I'll always enjoy talking to you. If I AM in class, you can humiliate me in front of my new classmates. Really, this is pretty win-win.

My weekend, in retrospect

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Ah, the weekend. Generally acknowledged as a time to kick back and relax, or to party like beer is going out of fashion which, for the record, ain't happening ever.
I spent it sick. Sick with a teeny, tiny, itsy bitsy version of the flu I could have gotten if I hadn't gotten my flu shot.
Sick. You know, that reaction that *can't* happen? "You cannot get sick from a flu shot."
Bull. I should so bitch out the entire medical community.
I would like to take a moment to say that my family is wonderful. They were sweetly concerned and, more importantly, didn't laugh *much*.
The new family quote?
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"Well, if anyone could have a reaction to a flu shot, it's Jessa."  -Pappa

Thaaanks.

Actually, I'm kind of excited that other people think that, too. I was beginning to think my uber sensitivity to absolutely bloody everything was all in my head as the result of a horrible Mary Sue virus.

In conclusion, let me just be serious for a moment: Guys, get your flu shots. Oh lore and fables. If this is the immunization dose, I cannot even imagine the real thing. I love my friends, so please, if you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, do it. Do it now.

Lotsa love to all,
-Jess

Post Script:
I should mention that Mama convinced me to get this thing, because she wants to keep my safe.
And because, QUOTE, "Some people die of flu every year."
Dude, it's time for me to die.
Again?
Yeah, it's October. Don't worry, I'll be back in time to die again next year.
Oh, I didn't realize it was Thursday.

not-really-mockumentary...

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So, Gen and I were talking more today about her doc/mock/clock(?)umentary... Lore, that thing needs a title. It's definitely not really a mockumentary, but it's not really a documentary either.
Anyway, I have come to the conclusion that I really, really, *really* want to make that thing.
It's a totally fictitious look at a possible future America, examining the way one change can lead to another (see my last post for more on The Slope ;) ), and the ways people react to freedoms. The basic premise is that some time in the nearish future, a marriage law is passed, allowing marriage between ANY two consenting adult mammals. There were, I think, several details to that which made it more plausible, so don't try to catch me out or anything... I'm just remembering the outline.
My favorite character is the marriage counselor who works with inter-species couples to help them become reconciled to the difference in life spans. He was married to his beloved black lab (Deborah? I can't remember her name...) for one year before she died. It's sad and sweet, and slightly horrifying.
The great thing is that in typical Genny fashion, she's created a world that's rather too liberal for my tastes, which means it's WAY the heck too liberal for hers... But she never villainizes her characters, and she never makes it into some sort of farcical soap opera/melodrama. It's just there. You can love it, or hate it, agree or disagree, and it won't change anything. This could be your utopia, or your idea of hell on earth, and that would be ok - but you are never, ever invited to laugh at it. It's a perfectly serious, viable, slightly terrifying way the world could go.
I would just like to take this tiny corner of the net to say how much I really respect my sister.

Hey, anybody interested in being in a bizarre documentary?

The Supposedly Controversial Survey

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[01] Do you have the guts to answer these questions and re-post as The Controversial Survey?
You only have to look at me to know that vast guts are not something I'm lacking.

[02] Would you do meth if it was legal?
Uh, heck no. Why on earth... I have enough problems already.

[03] Abortion: for or against it?
Oh, the one subject I can't see two sides to... Against. It is a human life, we all deserve a chance. In cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother, yes, I think it should be optional but legal, but I'm not thrilled about thinking that. It's a dangerous thing, because of the strange slope in politics, had you noticed? 'Cause I'll be coming back to it. Once you legalize something it opens doors... I find it very scary. You never know what may result from one thing. *rambles* Sorry.

[04] Do you think the world would fail with a female president?
What saddens me is that this is not the stupidest question ever asked. Darn close, but not quite. No, A Woman (Wow, as in "I do not permit *A Woman* to preach"? famous woman.) is only as dangerous as A Man. The danger to world and cultures is decided by *which* man or woman.

[05] Do you believe in the death penalty?
Oh gosh. Um, yes, under certain circumstances. But gosh, it scares me.

[06] Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already

Only for medical reasons. I really don't think it should be recreational.

[07] Are you for or against premarital sex?
Against. I understand that sometimes things happen, fine. It's not like I mentally condemn whose who do. But I'm waiting. I dearly, dearly hope that somebody is waiting for me.

[08] Do you believe in God?
Most of the time. I wish my Faith was stronger. Help thou my unbelief.

[09] Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized?
Let's talk about one of my favorite sentences, now: "Separation of Church and State". You see, if you're defining marriage legally, then yes. Strongly. BUT, if you are talking about marriage as a holy sacrement,then I would say that depends entirely on the beliefs of the denomination. It isn't really separation if the state can hit the church, but the church can't hit the state - it's just bratty child's play. So yeah, to sum up, I believe in full legal rights for gay couples (including adoption, don't even get me started) but not in forcing a minister to go against their beliefs, or any other such nonsense. 
(Or, in the adoption scenario, making rules about percentages of babies having to go to gay couples... Can't you just see a rule like that being made? Look, there's a orphan and there's loving parents - this shouldn't be complicated.)

[10] Do you think it's wrong that so many Hispanics are illegally moving to the USA?
I wish dearly it were easier to become American (or have we forgotten how most of us came here?), but I don't believe people should break a country's laws to join them... Not only is it wrong, but it seems self-defeating.

[11] A twelve year old girl has a baby, should she keep it?
It depends on the girl, the family, how she became pregnant, the health of the baby... This is not a yes or no question. Sorry.

[12] Should the alcohol age be lowered to eighteen?
I have absolutely no bloody idea. I find it truly bizarre that you can vote to change your country before you can drink a beer... and risk crashing a couple tons of fast metal into a wall before that. Um, did this get turned around somehow?
All in all, learning to drink while you're still at home seems wise to me. I think a lot of people are less likely to do something terrifically stupid if they know that the only people who'll se them are their parents.

[13] Should the war in Iraq be called off?
Oh, lore. I honestly don't know. I just... No, I really just don't know.

[14] Assisted suicide is illegal: do you agree?
Yes. Assisted suicide should be illegal, and forever. Remember the political slope? Yeah, I promised I'd come back to it.First we had the normal right to live. Then somebody invented the right to die, which I approve to a very, very slight degree. Now somebody has coined the DUTY TO DIE, asking people with dementia to kill themselves to make life easier for their families. Too slippery. Far, far too slippery. Not to mention the case of a woman with cancer told that her her health care plan wouldn't cover a cancer treatment, but they would pay for her assisted suicide! Lovely.

[15] Do you believe in spanking your children?
What a very silly question. It depends, of course, on the child. Some children dearly need a quick thwap to the bottom, whereas some are so sensitive that the words "I'm dissapointed in you." will be a little *too* harsh. However, in my case, I'm more likely to have the latter sort (if they're anything like their mumma), so...

[16] Would you burn an American flag for a million dollars?
This is so tempting, but no. Not really, no. Besides, I wouldn't trust anyone who would make that kind of offer to make good.

[17] Who do you think would make a better president? McCain or Obama?
Lore and fables. I don't like either of them at all. But I'm backing McCain because (forgive me) he's got Sarah, and he is pretty old...

[18] Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?
Of course. I'm always afraid of peope judging me. The fact that I do this anyway is probably a sign of character. Or stubborness. Besides, I have a talent for accidentally offending people. That shouldn't change my decisions.

Hmm. So, I wouldn't say controversial... but I would say that whoever invented it had a different mind set than me. Yes or no answers, pah.

Alright, fine.

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I got a new LJ, which is not the same as surrender. Somewhere along the way my old one got utterly lost, and by utterly lost I mean that I forgot all my log-in information except my e-mail, which it swears does not exist.
And Will had to point out that i could just be sensible and get a new one. So here it is. Blah, blah blah.
How sad that I haven't the faintest idea what to say.