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I was talking to a young woman recently -- the age I'm still inclined to call, in my head, a girl, meaning younger than me -- and when she spoke, the effect was of an Emily Dickinson poem on speed. Her thoughts--seemed interrupted--by a stream of emdashes-- as if she continually--had to breathe--before she was allowed--to say what came next.

(I don't mean to be cruel with that effect; indeed, I splashily overuse emdashes in my own writing and I tend to leave 'em if an author wants 'em when I edit. I just don't know how else to express it in print.)

It wasn't a stammer, and she was articulate at some times and not others. It wasn't a seeming nonneurotypicality cropping up, I didn't think.

"The minute I say something--I've thought--that was so stupid, and--I could have said it better."

Aside from being younger, she was of a similar, maybe superior, educational and socieoeconomic background. She had no reason to be intimidated by me. I just wanted to say honey, I know, and give her a hug.

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posted by [personal profile] selkie at 02:13pm on 27/02/2012
As I wrap up the LKMP (beta, anybody? I'm particularly looking for someone who wouldn't know who Ingram Frizer was if said Frizer bit them in the pants, to see if this rigmarole can be parsed by a reader not versed in the source material) I must thank history, yea verily primary sources themselves, for giving me the meaty meaty chewiebone on which to base the climactic knife-in-the-forehead fight scene.

Moohahaha.

Ha.
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posted by [personal profile] selkie at 10:08pm on 26/02/2012
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posted by [personal profile] selkie at 05:21pm on 14/02/2012
Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] darthrami. Because nothing says I love you like criminal insanity!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q11u3dPOQ9E 

(It won't let me embed, because it's set to a song that is somehow famous or something and YouTube picks up on that. But then at least you don't get the spoilers on your friends page!)


SPOILERS through Sherlock 2x03.
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posted by [personal profile] selkie at 01:37pm on 08/02/2012 under
I have lost to February.
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posted by [personal profile] selkie at 10:28pm on 16/01/2012
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And it's that[livejournal.com profile] sovay person's fault again. 

...All right, technically it may have been me. 

But I'm not going to cop to it. 

I'm not sure if I'm posting this to pique the general curiosity, or send the reading public away shrieking...  (Fair do's: the image is from Costume of Nashua. I don't know anything about their business, but gingham AND birds AND ribbon falls, it's perfect.)


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http://feministing.com/2010/11/11/new-study-lesbian-households-produce-a-child-abuse-rate-of-0/

Since my workplace can see some of my Facebook, I did not post there what I am going to post here, which is as follows, and I quote.

Hey, Santorum, suck my electric-lavender silicone dick. 


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It is amusing to me how much my current Large Writing Projects  are written to Mumford and Sons and Cherry Ghost. This music is not in period by a factor of two hundred and about four hundred years, respectively. 

Also, this holiday thing is exhausting. 

Also also, I will write something tonight! I have fallen down on the job. 

Happy new year. 

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