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dreamclassier  ·  1961 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: If anyone wants to talk I'll be awake for a while. I don't usually open up.

Journalism award? First place?

Halfway into my twenty-eighth year myself, and though I feel muchly similar pain, I do it without such accolades and potential. I get tired of lying to myself that I'll be okay, maybe, some day, eventually.

I don't want to Be Someone, I just want to know who I am.

dreamclassier  ·  1979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's the stance on discussion of things like Drugs and Piracy?

I'm sure you guys are taking this into account, but...

dreamclassier  ·  1979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why I Disagree With The Removal of The Confederate Flag From A Federal Building

I'll just leave this here.

    I love my country too much to be a [patriot]. - Albert Camus
dreamclassier  ·  1979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why I Disagree With The Removal of The Confederate Flag From A Federal Building

I am very much not trying to advocate banning a historical symbol, especially since I'm one of those people who go out of their way to read banned books, so such a consideration would be hypocrisy.

While I'm not a fan of the flag flying over a government building, and a big fan of the talking being done about whether it belongs there, I agree that Ms Newsome was in the wrong when she took it down.

I'm also a big advocate of freedom of speech, regardless whether I agree with the speech or the statement being made. If the end result of this mess is to put the flag back on the pole, then I won't advocate increased hostilities. I'll grumble about it, but I won't advocate -- I don't advocate -- violence.

dreamclassier  ·  1979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why I Disagree With The Removal of The Confederate Flag From A Federal Building

    violent: using or involving the use of physical force to cause harm or damage to someone or something

via Merriam-Webster Online

Petty violence perhaps, but yes, defacing property is an act of violence.

dreamclassier  ·  1979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why I Disagree With The Removal of The Confederate Flag From A Federal Building

My argument is "defacing property is an act of violence."

"Defacing" by definition is alteration without permission, whether by act of adding of removing some feature.

dreamclassier  ·  1979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Future of Human Sexuality

That's why I think codes like this are a good idea: it succinctly summarizes a persons complete orientation, which has a significant chance of being a convoluted mess (we are, after all, only human) and one word (like asexual, pansexual, bi, straight, etc) can't and shouldn't be expected to cover the depth and richness of possibilities.

dreamclassier  ·  1983 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Future of Human Sexuality

I think the character strings are cute, personally, especially when they're primarily lowercase.

dreamclassier  ·  1993 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: IIWK: Ice Floe Elder Care

No, if it were satire, it would have a satire tag on it.

Personally, I'm not happy with how the entry came out, but I'm a little short on material right now, so I've been digging through my idea archive and polishing.