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Okay, so when I started reviewing this particular pack of ebooks my client did say they were of "inferior quality" to some of the other ones, but even with the iffy writing in some of those, I was not prepared for stuff like this:

"GPS stands for World Positioning orbiters and is one of the most heady advancements in bailiwick for some distinct reasons. GPS was developed by the Federate States Section of Denial for soldier like applications, but it has quickly grown to state misused personally by the mundane mortal."

The only explanation I can think of is that this was originally written in a different language, run through an online translator, and put in the book without ever being looked at. "GPS stands for World Positioning Orbiters"? That does not acronym to GPS!

"Section of Denial" for what I assume means the Dept. of Defense just cracks me up, though.
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"There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." -Oscar Wilde
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"January 10, 1610: Galileo gets rid of heaven."


Mar. 5th, 2005 11:36 pm
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Page of Voltaire quotes, for those who requested.

Well, that was fun. ^.^ Only danced two dances, but one of them was with someone I actually know (being Moody), so I'm better off than I have been at some other dances. Was totally the fifth wheel once Erin and Drina showed up, but wasn't too bad as Moody and Drina don't function as a "glob" when there are other people around, and for some reason I still find Dan and Erin to be a not-very-obnoxious glob at all.

Brought camera as was ordered too, to take photos of Erin with wings. So I did. Also took pictures of Moody, Dan and Brian in my trenchcoat (though not all at once), and a bunch of random pictures of people as I have no photographs of anybody.

Bonne nuit,
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Vivre, pour celui qu'on aime
Aimer, plus que l'amour même
Donner, sans rien attendre en retour...

Stuck in my head. Just that bit. Mainly just the last line. Donner, sans rien attendre en retour. A sentiment I have tried to live by and failed a hundred times over, sometimes for being selfish and expecting something in return, more often for having nothing to give and thus just sitting around being useless.

At any rate, I want this song OUT OF MY HEAD because apart from it, I'm in a ridiculously good mood today.


(Re the previous: The women entirely missed the point. But I am amused. So that's okay.)
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"The fact is that love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, strikes deep roots throughout our being, and continues to put out leaves on a heart in ruins.

"And what defies explanation is that the blinder the passion, the more tenacious it is. It is never more solid than when it lacks all reason."

--Victor Hugo, Notre-Dame de Paris, p. 398

I am the Cynical Romantic; the Fairy Gothmother; the Devil on the left shoulder; the priest in the confessional with a meaningless vow of confidence; the narrative commentary, character analysis and explication of a Romantic novel. I am the translator; I hold the backstory that doesn't make it into the movie. I am the bit character that exists to give random information neccessary to the plot, but the character itself isn't a character, it's a plot device.

If I am to be everything other than a central character, let me truly be everything other than a central character. Let me be a bucket of cold water dumped over somebody's head. Let me be a deus ex machina for just one player. Let me be heeded when I am right, and for the love of God let me be wrong more often. Let me be proven too cynical.

If all that fails, let me be left alone.

And regardless of my position, let stupid decisions and dramatic bullshit from now on be resolved within one year.

(And that, my loves, is the closest thing to a prayer I have offered in longer than I care to remember.)


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