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|Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006|
Just scrounged up an interesting clip from an essay in Slate. (http://www.slate.com
- it's a remarkably good news source and has a neat, if sometimes terse, forum.)
"The basic idea is that the theodicy prevents any worship of a being both omnipotent and omniscient. So, I imagine, the omnipotent being destroyed himself in the act of creation, leaving only the omnicient one, the immanent one, the being of pure empathy who is, however, helpless to accomplish any act, prevent any evil, accomplish any good. He can feel and understand each of us to the depths of his being, he is the one to whom if we cry out, he offers solace, but to change the universe he needs our material hands, feet, teeth and claws."
It's an interesting theory. I'm a bit busy at the moment, but might in an hour or two/a day or two have another look at it with red pen in hand and commentary at the ready.
In the meantime, if anyone reads this, feel free to comment.
|Sunday, February 19th, 2006|
|So About That Fan-Fiction
After an ill-advised caffeine Harry Potter fanfic drinking game culminating in Mountain Dew-induced wiredness and general idiocy, I managed to A) fool my body into getting a couple hours of sleep, and B) come to a conclusion. Yes, this happens occasionally.
Namely: conceptually, fanfics proper are *hard*. You have to stay within the general milieu of canon and keep the characters realistic while coming up with fun things to do with them. Reference Battlestar. I'd have a lot easier time just screwing around with heretofor unseen members of the Peg's crew and other parts of the fleet (hello? 50,000 people? plenty of room to improvise) than, you know, doing *anything* with the already-defined types.
On a related (still Galactica fanfic) note, I *so* heart Mystic83's "Possibility" stories on FFnet. This is how it should be.
|Wednesday, February 15th, 2006|
Much, much better.
And on a lighter note, I received a death threat from pigeons... last week? The week before? I don't know.
So I was walking home from Hindi at some obnoxious hour of the morning, past some sculpures by the MU. Around the foot of one of them were about nine or ten normal pigeons, just putzing around looking for food and doing whatever it is pigeons do. And perched on the statue was one of those really creepy red albino pigeons, just sitting there. It sort of looks at me as I walk up, so, naturally, I look back. After a couple of seconds, it chirps, or coos, or whatever you call that sound pigeons make, and all the other pigeons stop what they're doing, turn, and stare at me until I'm about thirty feet past.
You just *know* they're plotting my demise.
That's not all. My roommate comes wandering home after class later that week, and sees a couple albino pigeons inconspicuously hanging out in the parking lot. They haven't before, and more oddly, they're alone - albino pigeons ALWAYS, here at least, have an entourage. It's like these were undercover or something.
So he comes into the apartment, sits on the couch, and happens to look up when he sees movement.
Another albino pigeon just flew into the tree directly across from our window. And is sitting there. Staking the place out.
So if I turn up dead in a pile of pigeon feathers, you know what happened.
|Monday, February 13th, 2006|
That is all.
|Saturday, December 31st, 2005|
Finally got talked into it. Not least because it is *ridiculously* boring being stuck in Orlando, for New Year's Eve, with nobody to hang out with or even *talk* to except my family. Who I love dearly and all, but with everyone else having fun and partying and spending time with their friends, I'm going very quickly and nastily stir crazy.
But enough of that. In the interests of being not at all creative, I'm going to swipe a swiped meme from wildesidewalker. (Incidentally. How exactly do you get the darn thing to show up as a username and a link, rather than just text? I'm new to this mechanic.)
Give me the name of any fandom you know I'm familiar with and I'll tell you:
01. The first character I first fell in love with
02. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
03. The character everyone else loves that I don't
04. The character I love that everyone else hates
05. The character I used to love but don't any longer
06. The character I would shag anytime
07. The character I'd want to be like
08. The character I'd slap
09. A pairing that I love
10. A pairing that I despise
Knock yourselves out.
Bear in mind, however, that I have a rather odd set of fandoms. (Including, in case anyone hasn't a clue about the username, anything by George R.R. Martin in general, and A Song of Ice and Fire in specific.) So if you get an "uh, wait, what?" response... don't be surprised. Current Mood: restless