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_refugee_  ·  1818 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Book Club Info + flag is extremely impressed with Watchmen

No lol. Although something the psychopath said in the other article stuck with me. I'll have to hold onto it for a few months and see if I still think it's a great idea then. Besides, you'd see any new tats on #instaink if I got 'em.

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    Sometimes the truth is not just that it hurts, but that it's just so disappointing. You want to believe in romance and have romance in your lifeā€”even the most hardcore, cold intellectual wants the romantic notion. It kind of makes life worth living.

The tattoo idea: just the phrase "the romantic notion"

blackbootz  ·  1816 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's interesting. Where would it be?

_refugee_  ·  1815 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'd put it on my chest, near to my heart, in a half-circle shape, I'm thinking. I like the idea, and I like it especially because it is said by someone who is mostly divorced from emotion. I am not a romantic person but I find sometimes I want to buy into, as he puts it, "the romantic notion." It's like, I fall for it - then it happens and I realize it's not really me at all.* So I can relate to that, although I wouldn't call myself "the most hardcore, cold intellectual." - Maybe if I am lucky, someday ;)

*Or rather, it is probably more likely that the traditional romantic notion is not what I want. I have my own form of romance, I'm sure.

I guess the point is, I grapple with romance. It doesn't make sense to me and a lot of it is, well...haha "gross." But yes, some parts of me still want it sometimes.

The whole quote resonates with me quite a lot.