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On the night shift

Posted: January 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma, chameleon,
You come and go, you come and go.
Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams:
red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green.

It ALL makes sense now.


titled later

Posted: November 16, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Pan in on a widowed mother and her six year old son with an already wild imagination. Add in a manifestation of the psychological trauma and what creeps up from the dark recesses of the mind, and this boogeyman appears in your life. Coming up from the basement (where the grief had been repressed during her denial), it threatened pretty much every aspect of her life. They didn’t sleep well, they were having extreme delusions and hallucinations. The movie focused so deeply on the fact that she had to come to her senses if she were to protect her son and take care of him. It was deeply moving. It’s not recommended for anybody who might be triggered by scenes dealing with how abusive the mother had gotten when she was in the deep grips of it.

We’re expecting…well…a lot of a snow…
In lieu of the usual sugarplum fairies, enjoy some Prozzak

Troll Culture

Posted: February 11, 2015 in Uncategorized
  •  I did find a fascinating study on how 4chan (and its predecessors) have shaped internet culture in such a way that they believe everything is just “open” and should remain that way until general consensus dictates otherwise, but general consensus never dictates otherwise because there is no organization in order to come to said consensus on anything. It generally doesn’t translate well in general society, obviously.
    Hell, it’s so disorganized, even somebody who took a side originally will change up their argument to fit what they see as the “winning side”, but to be honest, Charlie Sheen was “winning” but you see he’s stuck under house arrest. I do find troll society to be a fascinating subject. Any move to moderate is generally seen as fascism strictly on the basis that they were culturally groomed to either come to a general consensus on the matter or just let it roam free. Even trying to moderate for items that have been condemned in the First Amendment’s review is seen as a dictatorship and a stripping away of “rights” that is deserving of all hell to break loose in backlash. Never mind, I’m not sure if I find it fascinating anymore as much as disturbing. More thoughts on this subject come. 
On a side note: this did inspire me to open up the rule book to Tunnels and Trolls. Watch out! She’s got a d20 and she knows how to use it!

I have been meaning to do this for a long time. A friend of mine and I have several conversations regarding how to address the woes of the world, and I’ve been wanting to catalog her thoughts. Below are her thoughts in a recent conversation we had regarding gun control. 

i am getting sick of reading about shootings
·         Sondra Walters
before you’re allowed to drive, you have to take a test to prove you know what you’re doing. I think the same should apply to owning guns
step one of gun ownership should be the application, which should include a mental health evaluation as well as a background check. step two, you have to take classes in gun safety. step three, you practice at a shooting range. step four, you’re tested on gun safety and shooting ability. step five is a gun permit which allows you to buy a small caliber pistol. in order to buy more dangerous guns, you must go thru step 3 and 4 again.
if you’re caught with a bigger gun than your permit allows, then you lose both permit and gun and you have to pay $100 for every mm over what your permit allows, plus an extra $100 per round if you’re using an oversized clip
so if you’re caught with a 45 and your permit is only for a 22, you owe $2300
so you would’ve lost your application fee, all the time & gas money spent taking classes and such, plus your permit, gun, and the money for the fine
and if you’re involved in any gun related crime, you permanently lose the right to own a gun, and if you’re caught with a gun again, it’s assumed you’re gonna do something bad and you’re charged with conspiracy to commit murder
if you’re charged with any other violent offense (including plain old assault), you lose your guns and your gun permit for a minimum of 90 days
if you have two violent offenses in five years, or if you get caught with a gun while your permit is suspended, you permanently lose your right to own a gun
I think it would cut down on gun violence
although I don’t believe anyone needs a 50 caliber sniper rifle, if they really wanted one, they’d have to pay an application fee, take an in depth psych eval & background check (Both at their own expense), complete like 6 levels of gun safety classes (also on their dime), and score 80% accuracy with each of the smaller levels of guns
so they’d end up spending at least 6 months of training and probably $5000 on testing
fail the background or psych eval and you don’t get to try again. in fact, you lose any existing gun permits. fail any of the written gun safety tests and you have to take an additional 10 hours of gun safety. fail any of the accuracy tests and you have to spend 10 hours practicing at the shooting range for every 1% off the minimum score
basically you can have any gun you want and as many guns as you want. but for every gun you own, you have to have a permit for that kind of gun, which means you have to spend lots of time & money proving you know how to use it
I think if people had to actually become responsible gun owners, there would be fewer of them
also, any cop who shoots anyone for any reason should at least have 90 days on desk duty, during which they undergo an independent psych eval
any cop who is involved in a shooting twice in a year gets 15 days suspension
maybe that would make cops less trigger happy
make it non paid suspension, obviously
yes unpaid suspension, during which their service weapon and any personal weapons must be surrendered
a cop with three shoots in five years gets his walking papers and loses 30% of his pension
no transfers, no reassignments to traffic duty. just turn in your gun & badge, and here’s what’s left of your pension, now get out
and if a cop loses his job this way and is later involved in a violent crime, he permanently loses his right to own guns and must pay 200% of the fine and/or jailtime as any ordinary gun owner in the same situation
b/c they’re cops and they should fucking know better
same for military / ex military
I also think the safety & accuracy tests need to be retaken every 3 years
and if you have kids, then you are required to have a gun safe with biometric controls so that only the adults can get into it
and in case the kid tries to use their own fingerprint, it should have a computer that makes a record of when and who
and it should beep nonstop til mom/dad comes to see which of their little brats tried to get into the safe 
also no one gets a gun until they are 18 and have a job so they can afford to pay for the training & testing on their own dime
psych evals should be repeated not less than every 10 yrs
if there is a major event (death, divorce, job loss, etc), then gun rights are suspended, pending a psych eval
and within 5 yrs I think we’d see an 80% drop in gun violence
·         Reeve Savage, 8:57in the evenin’
now to get everyone on board

Until further notice….

Posted: January 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

The duties of a night gatekeeper are taking a lot on the brain, there’s too many venues of thought to organize right now, and a few hiccups to hurdle through. Hopefully, will get it sorted ASAP.

Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of either gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.
Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.
If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?

Crazy Cat Keeper Christmas

Posted: December 24, 2014 in Uncategorized
As the night draws near to Christmas, I will open up about one of my odd traditions (as I am a crazy cat keeper as well as a demented gatekeeper.) 
I enjoy opening up Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and reading it aloud to well…my cats…

The Naming Of Cats by T. S. Eliot
The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there’s the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey–
All of them sensible everyday names.
There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter–
But all of them sensible everyday names.
But I tell you, a cat needs a name that’s particular,
A name that’s peculiar, and more dignified,
Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
Names that never belong to more than one cat.
But above and beyond there’s still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover–
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.

The only difference between the misogyny in the western world vs. the misogyny in the eastern world is that it is illegal for men to lynch a rape victim in the western world. Furthermore, it’s evident that they lament the fact that they cannot lynch rape victim. When it comes to topic of rape, the discussion becomes a montage of seething hatred toward the woman who spoke up and when a man speaks up about being raped, he’s thrown under the rug as if he doesn’t exist to them. When one speaks of “rape culture”, one isn’t discussing the Schrodinger’s Rapist, one is discussing the culture’s necessity to use rape apologia. But overall, one must remind oneself that this spawns from a culture full of entitlement.

There is probably one big problem when one feels entitled. Possibilities are construed as expectation instead. Just because something is possible, does not mean somebody should go into situations expecting certain things to happen. This is common sense when interacting with others. But somehow in the entitled mind, these expectations should take place or else there will be consequences for their grievances. The entitled also view those who aren’t in their realm of entitlement as subhuman, so why wouldn’t these subhuman creatures submit to their entitled whims?

It just warms the cackles of my demented little heart to know that all abuse and anger from these entitled individuals is somehow justified because the victims were at fault somehow.*

*You know what time it is it’s time for