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The Universe as it should be

Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend
Keep you in the dark
And so it all began

Send in your skeletons
Sing as their bones go marching in... again
The need you buried deep
The secrets that you keep are at the ready
Are you ready?

I'm finished making sense
Done pleading ignorance
That whole defense
Spinning infinity, but
The wheel is spinning me
It's never ending, never ending
Same old story

What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I'm not just another one.
You're the pretender
What if I say that I'll never surrender?

Repeat

In time or so I'm told
I'm just another soul for sale... oh, well
The page is out of print
We are not permanent
We're temporary, temporary
Same old story

What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I'm not just another one.
You're the pretender
What if I say that I'll never surrender?

Repeat

I'm the voice inside your head
You refuse to hear
I'm the face that you have to face
Mirrored in your stare
I'm what's left, I'm what's right
I'm the enemy
I'm the hand that will take you down
Bring you to your knees

So who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?

Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend

What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I'm not just another.
You're the pretender
What if I say that I'll never surrender?

What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I'm not just another one.
You're the pretender
What if I say that I'll never surrender?

What if I say I'm not like the others?
(Keep you in the dark)
What if I say I'm not just another one.
(You know they all... pretend)
You're the pretender
What if I say that I'll never surrender?

Repeat

So who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?

Streets of Fire

I was standing out on our porch tonight, and I saw some teenagers and early 20 somethings playing "hacky sack on fire". They had literally soaked a hacky sack in flammable liquid and was playing in the middle of the street. (It's a quiet residential street on a Sunday night).

Ten years ago I would have thought "There, but for the grace of God, go I." Tonight, I said, "Why can't that be me?" I wonder exactly what that means.

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Step one you say we need to talk
He walks you say sit down it's just a talk
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
You begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you've told him all along
And pray to God he hears you
And pray to God he hears you

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you've followed
He will do one of two things
He will admit to everything
Or he'll say he's just not the same
And you'll begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

February

Green, in your love
On bright days
You grew sun blind
You thought me unkind
To remind you
How winter kills

Lost in day dreams
You drove too fast
And got nowhere
You rode half fare
When you got too scared
How winter kills

Tear at me searching
For weaker seams
Pain, in your eyes
Makes me cruel
Makes me spiteful
Welcome your nightfall
How winter kills

I'll tear at you
Searching for weaker seams
How winter kills

How winter kills

More suggestions about anime

I want to completely corrupt my 13 year old stepdaughter. Any suggestions on shows that would suck her in, but not bore me? Remember, I liked Nodame Contabile.

Anime

Okay, as you may or may not know, we don't have a TV hooked up in our home. Bad for the kids.

So they spend ten hours a day on my computer.

Having had about enough of that, I'm getting back into the game, and I wanna watch anime. So how /is/ Crunchyroll? Is it worth $6.95 a month? Is there a better place.

I heard good things about Code Geass, but I may have to read belindabird 's reviews again.

On the 1st,tzelema and I went to the lovely wedding of our friends Jon and Adam. While New Year’s Day is an odd day for a wedding (I mean, I guess it happens, but I hadn’t heard of it before), it was an obvious day because they had been wanting to be married for quite a while, and the New Hampshire law that allows same sex marriage went into effect on that day. I don’t believe that Jon and Adam were making a political statement, I think they just wanted to get married – so it was a bit of a downer that the minister started with a topic of legalization. She was keen to illustrate that New Hampshire was so enlightened, and I guess that is alright, but then she butchered Adam’s last name. I don’t know about you, but I thought that getting the names right was important.

 

Other then that, the wedding was fantastic, and made tzelema  and I want to get married right away (legal entanglements with her first husband is delaying the happy day), and I guess that happens to people who go to weddings. I can see why. The ceremony was small, but held at the Inn of the Tawny Fox, with the ghost of John Adams in attendance. :P we then went to the wedding dinner at an Indian restaurant at the Swanzey Airport, and it was a lovely evening – dark, cold, and big flakes slowly, gently falling down between the pine trees. There, I ordered the mixed grill tandoori, and liked it. I tried tzelema ’s curry, and I can testify to the world, that I am a wimp. She only had ordered the medium spicy, and with one bite I was doing my Roger Rabbit imitation. Then we went back to the Inn and played three games of Who’s the Werewolf (aka Mafia, aka Wild West) with people who aren’t really the gamers that Jon and Adam and I are. The others were hesitant at first, but then people really got into it (gamers will conquer the world!). Then, we noticed the time and sped home and apologized profusely to the babysitter.

 

If  there are more nights like this and like the 8th night of Channukah, I might not miss MN the place so much. But always the people, always.

 

P.S. Is it just me, or are movies getting really good of all a sudden? Yet to see Avatar and Sherlock Holmes, saw Star Trek and Watchmen recently and loved them, and the trailers to Inception and, incredibly, Clash of the Titans have me salivating.  Yet the nearest IMAX is 2 and ½ hours a way in Boston.

Old Year, New Year

Ice Station Vetrovec is on the air.

Anyway, let's take a quick look back on 2009. Sister died, baby died, nephew died, Dad died. And so 2009 recedes into the distance. Adios, motherfucker.

A quick word from Mr. Emerson: "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could do; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."

This year..:

    I will marry tzelema!

    I will visit eberg and uncacreamy  and Griffin!

    I will visit my brother in Connecticut!

    I will go to Anime Detour 2010 and visit my MN friends!

   I will make the D&D campaign "The Unknown World" rock their world!
 
   I will make an Exalted 2nd Edition campaign rock other people's world!

  I will finish book 1 of the Spire!

And now a word from Mr. Burton "Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."

Ice Station Vetrovec is off the air.

Anime Detour Hotel Room

So, who do I have to fuck to get a hotel room at the Sheraton?

I like him, I really like him

You know I would have voted for John McCain in last year’s election if I had been able to figure out how Vermonters register to vote in a quick enough time to do so. But after President Obama’s first year in office draws rapidly to a close, I can’t help but root for the guy.

Listen, it’s not because I agree with him on a lot of issues, but there are areas of agreement, and what I do like about him is his eloquence and his reach. Look, some people when given the position of power do nothing but make sure they hold on to that power. They not only do nothing that could be considered risky, they don’t even say anything. They won’t change their minds because changing their minds would infuriate their base.

But Obama’s speech to the Nobel Committee was, quite frankly, a masterpiece and an example of the foreign policy approach I agree with. It was also hugely unpopular with a set of the President’s supporters, for which he is still taking flak. I believe he did it because Obama walked into the office and found out what he wanted to do was not as possible as thought it was; that he cared about the country, and because he cared, he had to change what he wanted to do in the first place. He could have went to the Committee shrugged, and said he was only cleaning up the mess from the last guy, but he made a principled speech on why he needed to continue to be at war, while accepting a peace prize.

This post is rambling, and not as coherent as I want it to be. I guess I wanted to say I like the President because he’s principled, and he has a vision, and he is not afraid to anger anyone if he feels it needs to be done. I don’t want to see everything in Obama’s playbook pass, but I like the feeling that the person in charge is not incompetent.