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Random Babble: Words of Wisdom from M

March 22nd, 2012 4 comments

The other day, I was lamenting some friends I’ve lost along the way, both in the real world and on the WWW.

Of course, there are some I’ve lost because I was a bitch, or there was just one disagreement too many. Shit happens. Disagreements are a part of life. We all fuck up. Not every personality/belief system/what have you is compatible with every other personality/belief system/what have you. The best you can hope is that you learn from it.

But there are some I’ve lost due to things completely out of my control that I, quite literally, had nothing to do with. That happens, too. It sucks, and it hurts, but you move on.

M said to me, when I was expressing the hurt, “Rayne, a real friend will stick around and work shit out. And they certainly won’t stop being your friend over something that’s out of your control. So, fuck ’em.”

Yeah. Fuck ’em. Life goes on.

And it’s so much easier when you let go of the bullshit.

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Updatedness: Here goes nothing! -or- Life with Melen and Rayne

March 16th, 2012 5 comments

This? Is my “Here goes nothing!” face. I snapped this picture on Sunday right before we ran out the door to attend a heavy metal concert that included two bands I’d never heard before and a third I absolutely adore, but had never seen live. We’d found a really, really old clip on YouTube a few years back, and it was awful, so I had no idea what to expect.

The opener was Warbringer, a thrash metal band from California. I’ve never been a huge fan of bands that scream and growl more than they sing, but Warbringer really pulls it off. At least, live. I still haven’t heard any of their recorded stuff. But the best parts were how into their music they were and their theatrical facial expressions. They obviously understand the importance of stage presence and dramatic expression. Most of the band made sure their facial expressions and gestures were larger than life and fit with what they were singing.  Read more…

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Dear @GOPConference & @governorva: Mind your own beeswax!

March 6th, 2012 4 comments

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I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the personhood laws popping up all over the country, and especially this Virginia bill that would force women to have ultrasounds before they’re allowed to have an abortion. If you haven’t, you can read all about the Virginia Bill here on the SexFeed on SexIs.

The original bill said women would have to have vaginal ultrasounds done but that has since been amended to just a regular ultrasound, which, in some cases, will force the woman to wait longer to have the abortion because normal ultrasounds don’t always work during the first trimester. They never have for me.

The best argument FOR this bill in Virginia that I’ve come across is “informed consent,” and even that doesn’t hold up. Oh, the people screaming about how a woman should know what she’s doing when she has an abortion think it holds up perfectly fine. They’ll talk till they’re blue in the face about how there’s nothing wrong with asking a woman to make an informed decision when it comes to life or death. That, especially in this case, where there has been known mental anguish after the procedure, a woman should know exactly what she’s getting into. Read more…