ihrketayhl: (Default)
For the curious, I love my new job. But that's not what this post is about.

Any of you who know me IRL, and a handful of those who only know me online, know that I spend a lot of my time in...let's be generous and call them "conversations"...with those who hold viewpoints that oppose mine.

Put bluntly: I like to argue. A lot.

And for the past handful of years I've felt drawn particularly to religious or religion-based arguments, possibly just because of the sociopolitical climate, or possibly because I like my debates with a healthy dose of batshit. Who knows.*

I'm Catholic, if anyone's wondering; I'm just a pro-gay marriage, pro-evolution, pro-Choice and pro-religious-freedom Catholic who doesn't believe in Hell, which according to a lot of people makes me a very BAD Catholic. XD

Anyway, there's your background. Today's topic is abortion, specifically late-term abortions. No, I'm not planning on making this a terribly long post, I just...needed to vent this at somebody.

But it got a little long, and also some folks don't care about this shit. )

*not meant to imply all religious folks are batshit. though i'm religious and i'm pretty batshit, so make of that what you will. XD

**edit to the last *: yeah, never mind, we're batshit.

Interested in other points of view. Sharing welcome.
ihrketayhl: (shaddup)
So, I have a Dreamwidth account! Anyone on my LJ flist, FRIEND ME PLZ. &hearts (username is the same for both~) I do have one invite code that I haven't used yet but I sort of promised it to someone--if she decides she doesn't want it, it's up for grabs, but right now she's got dibs.

Haven't been very active lately and I apologize for that. Real life's been kicking my ass. No longer working at fall job: spent two months unemployed, in fact. But I'd rather not dwell on that. I start a new job tomorrow, and I'm not really sure how I feel about it--on the one hand, YAY FOR HAVING WORK, and it's a temp-to-hire position so if they like me I could be employed for awhile. On the other hand, they're not paying me very much, the office is an hour away (more with Chicago traffic), the hours aren't great AND I'm not particularly interested in the work.

So we'll see how that goes.

More importantly, [livejournal.com profile] canofstag and I have been replaying FF7 and it is TREMENDOUS GOOD FUN. I won't say I forgot how much I loved that game, because I've pretty much been married to it since junior high, but I think I have a deeper appreciation for it this time around, coming at it after having all this new-canon thrown at us. Also, we're doing a tag-team sort of marathon thing with it, which is cool, even though FOR SOME REASON I keep getting stuck doing ALL THE PARTS I HATE AHEM AHEM. (It does say something about the level of geek that I am, though: I insisted on playing the Temple of the Ancients because I could do it in my sleep, and I'm always the one to go through and buy materia and equip it and shit, because I AM A CONTROL FREAK.)

I still have just enough dignity to put the rest of my squee under a cut. )

...OH ALSO [livejournal.com profile] canofstag GRADUATED!!!!!! (Hence why I was home. I do not in fact visit home solely to play FF7. ...Usually.) SO CONGRATULATE HER FOR HER AWESOMENESS.
ihrketayhl: (shaddup)
So, I have a Dreamwidth account! Anyone on my LJ flist, FRIEND ME PLZ. &hearts (username is the same for both~) I do have one invite code that I haven't used yet but I sort of promised it to someone--if she decides she doesn't want it, it's up for grabs, but right now she's got dibs.

Haven't been very active lately and I apologize for that. Real life's been kicking my ass. No longer working at fall job: spent two months unemployed, in fact. But I'd rather not dwell on that. I start a new job tomorrow, and I'm not really sure how I feel about it--on the one hand, YAY FOR HAVING WORK, and it's a temp-to-hire position so if they like me I could be employed for awhile. On the other hand, they're not paying me very much, the office is an hour away (more with Chicago traffic), the hours aren't great AND I'm not particularly interested in the work.

So we'll see how that goes.

More importantly, [livejournal.com profile] canofstag and I have been replaying FF7 and it is TREMENDOUS GOOD FUN. I won't say I forgot how much I loved that game, because I've pretty much been married to it since junior high, but I think I have a deeper appreciation for it this time around, coming at it after having all this new-canon thrown at us. Also, we're doing a tag-team sort of marathon thing with it, which is cool, even though FOR SOME REASON I keep getting stuck doing ALL THE PARTS I HATE AHEM AHEM. (It does say something about the level of geek that I am, though: I insisted on playing the Temple of the Ancients because I could do it in my sleep, and I'm always the one to go through and buy materia and equip it and shit, because I AM A CONTROL FREAK.)

I still have just enough dignity to put the rest of my squee under a cut. )

...OH ALSO [livejournal.com profile] canofstag GRADUATED!!!!!! (Hence why I was home. I do not in fact visit home solely to play FF7. ...Usually.) SO CONGRATULATE HER FOR HER AWESOMENESS.
ihrketayhl: (Default)
...Well I guess it's a good time for a meme seeing as I'm LAID OFF AGAIN WTF COMPANY. (Actually I'm not upset, at all, which people assume means I'm in denial, but seriously, I got closure this time, I'm fine, I just figure I should mention it since this is the first time I've updated in like, uh, months.)

Anyway! THE MEME, which I caught from [livejournal.com profile] electrumqueen:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me!"
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will post the answers to the questions (and the questions themselves) on your blog or journal.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. And thus the endless cycle of the meme goes on and on and on and on...

My answers to her questions~ )
ihrketayhl: (Default)
...Well I guess it's a good time for a meme seeing as I'm LAID OFF AGAIN WTF COMPANY. (Actually I'm not upset, at all, which people assume means I'm in denial, but seriously, I got closure this time, I'm fine, I just figure I should mention it since this is the first time I've updated in like, uh, months.)

Anyway! THE MEME, which I caught from [livejournal.com profile] electrumqueen:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me!"
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will post the answers to the questions (and the questions themselves) on your blog or journal.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. And thus the endless cycle of the meme goes on and on and on and on...

My answers to her questions~ )

MEME

Nov. 9th, 2008 06:57 pm
ihrketayhl: (Default)
I'M ONLY POSTING THIS BECAUSE I WANT [livejournal.com profile] canofstag TO DO IT TOO.

You see me in the back of a police car.

What have I been arrested for?

MEME

Nov. 9th, 2008 06:57 pm
ihrketayhl: (Default)
I'M ONLY POSTING THIS BECAUSE I WANT [livejournal.com profile] canofstag TO DO IT TOO.

You see me in the back of a police car.

What have I been arrested for?
ihrketayhl: (Default)
YES WE CAN.
ihrketayhl: (Default)
YES WE CAN.
ihrketayhl: (Default)
I voted.

Now I get to finish my last day at work, and pray.
ihrketayhl: (Default)
I voted.

Now I get to finish my last day at work, and pray.
ihrketayhl: (vareth in silico)
So, so, for those of you who remember Possessions, all five(?) of you, I just want to say: last night I wrote a scene that involved Character A being naked and wet on Character B's bed.

It was not shippy.

I DEMAND APPLAUSE. THIS IS PROGRESS. ohgod nano starts in a week, ohgodohgodohgod.

I like writing cut text. Job updates under here. )

On a different note: I haven't gotten my absentee ballot. This is distressing. I saw on the news clips that a couple of skinheads wanted to shoot Obama today. This is more than distressing.

I know that all presidential elections are pretty nasty, but does anyone else think this one's really brought out a lot of ugliness in, oh, everyone? I listen to political talk and I feel like I'm watching real life flame wars. Where is the understanding? Where is the discussion? We're not monkeys, people. Stop flinging shit.

(And since that reminded me, Ryan, if you're reading this: the new BotB crowd sucks. Seriously. This little bunch of them, they're SO EMO. I mean, first we had the sheltered crazy little fundies, then we got all the debate whores (Scotland, Mick, etc), now we've got the angsty teenagers. They're so boring and SO hormonal and I just want to smack the crap out of all of them.)
ihrketayhl: (vareth in silico)
So, so, for those of you who remember Possessions, all five(?) of you, I just want to say: last night I wrote a scene that involved Character A being naked and wet on Character B's bed.

It was not shippy.

I DEMAND APPLAUSE. THIS IS PROGRESS. ohgod nano starts in a week, ohgodohgodohgod.

I like writing cut text. Job updates under here. )

On a different note: I haven't gotten my absentee ballot. This is distressing. I saw on the news clips that a couple of skinheads wanted to shoot Obama today. This is more than distressing.

I know that all presidential elections are pretty nasty, but does anyone else think this one's really brought out a lot of ugliness in, oh, everyone? I listen to political talk and I feel like I'm watching real life flame wars. Where is the understanding? Where is the discussion? We're not monkeys, people. Stop flinging shit.

(And since that reminded me, Ryan, if you're reading this: the new BotB crowd sucks. Seriously. This little bunch of them, they're SO EMO. I mean, first we had the sheltered crazy little fundies, then we got all the debate whores (Scotland, Mick, etc), now we've got the angsty teenagers. They're so boring and SO hormonal and I just want to smack the crap out of all of them.)
ihrketayhl: (Default)
HELP ME, BARACK OBAMA, YOU ARE MY ONLY HOPE.

biden can come too.

slightly longer explanation. )
ihrketayhl: (Default)
HELP ME, BARACK OBAMA, YOU ARE MY ONLY HOPE.

biden can come too.

slightly longer explanation. )
ihrketayhl: (Default)
I'm bored so have a music meme! :D

ganked from [livejournal.com profile] electrumqueen

1. Have your music library ready
2. Choose one song from your music library whose title starts with the first letter (or number) of your screen name.
3. Repeat the process with each successive letter (or number) in your screen name.
4. Post up your results.

I Promise You Walls // Shiny Toy Guns
Happily Ever After // Nakagawa Shoko
Real World // Matchbox Twenty
Kids and Heroes // The Bouncing Souls
Elevation // U2
Take What You Take // Lily Allen
Affirmation // Savage Garden
Yume Yume // One OK Rock
Hurricane // Lisa Loeb
Let Go // Frou Frou

And a haiku meme ganked from [livejournal.com profile] canofstag

Haiku2 for ihrketayhl
the weird thing is i'm
pretty sure i hadn't thought
about ff7 all day
@
Created by Grahame


Also, I've restarted Suikoden V. And am wondering anew why the hell this game has no fandom. There is SO MUCH ROOM TO PLAY.
ihrketayhl: (Default)
I'm bored so have a music meme! :D

ganked from [livejournal.com profile] electrumqueen

1. Have your music library ready
2. Choose one song from your music library whose title starts with the first letter (or number) of your screen name.
3. Repeat the process with each successive letter (or number) in your screen name.
4. Post up your results.

I Promise You Walls // Shiny Toy Guns
Happily Ever After // Nakagawa Shoko
Real World // Matchbox Twenty
Kids and Heroes // The Bouncing Souls
Elevation // U2
Take What You Take // Lily Allen
Affirmation // Savage Garden
Yume Yume // One OK Rock
Hurricane // Lisa Loeb
Let Go // Frou Frou

And a haiku meme ganked from [livejournal.com profile] canofstag

Haiku2 for ihrketayhl
the weird thing is i'm
pretty sure i hadn't thought
about ff7 all day
@
Created by Grahame


Also, I've restarted Suikoden V. And am wondering anew why the hell this game has no fandom. There is SO MUCH ROOM TO PLAY.
ihrketayhl: (glaedr)
So.

Having been at the new job for a week now, I feel I am adequately prepared to discuss!

Only under a cut because I tend to babble. )

In short, I fucking love my job.

I've also found a local writing group, so I can meet up with them next month and, like, WORKSHOP and exciting things like that. It is thrilling. I am thrilled. I think I freaked out the group leader with my thrill.

I have been reading lots and lots of stuff, still, though less about the presidential election and more about the extreme conservative points of view--Ann Coulter and other things of that caliber. It, uh, well, I'm trying to teach myself a) to understand it so that I can more effectively deal with it IRL and online, and b) to laugh instead of getting angry, when I really want to get angry, when I want to throw the book across the room. I'm also reading Ken Ham. I am shocked that both he and Coulter have been published--though quite pleased at how hard I had to work to find a copy of Ham's books. They aren't at the public library, YAY. :D

I have finally learned how to parallel park. Beautifully. I didn't even have to practice overmuch; I just was hyper-attentive every time I attempted it. My last parking job was so gorgeous I took pictures, and called my mother to brag.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, BRISINGR COMES OUT TONIGHT. ME AND [livejournal.com profile] gold_bluepoint ARE GOING TO A MIDNIGHT RELEASE, AND IT WILL BE EPIC.

ps yes i really do love those books, i am well aware of how much they suck, it is part of the reason i love them. like cleolinda with twilight, only i am less funny and more annoying.

seriously half the reason i made this post was to try and stop myself bouncing. XDDDD no it did not work.
ihrketayhl: (glaedr)
So.

Having been at the new job for a week now, I feel I am adequately prepared to discuss!

Only under a cut because I tend to babble. )

In short, I fucking love my job.

I've also found a local writing group, so I can meet up with them next month and, like, WORKSHOP and exciting things like that. It is thrilling. I am thrilled. I think I freaked out the group leader with my thrill.

I have been reading lots and lots of stuff, still, though less about the presidential election and more about the extreme conservative points of view--Ann Coulter and other things of that caliber. It, uh, well, I'm trying to teach myself a) to understand it so that I can more effectively deal with it IRL and online, and b) to laugh instead of getting angry, when I really want to get angry, when I want to throw the book across the room. I'm also reading Ken Ham. I am shocked that both he and Coulter have been published--though quite pleased at how hard I had to work to find a copy of Ham's books. They aren't at the public library, YAY. :D

I have finally learned how to parallel park. Beautifully. I didn't even have to practice overmuch; I just was hyper-attentive every time I attempted it. My last parking job was so gorgeous I took pictures, and called my mother to brag.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, BRISINGR COMES OUT TONIGHT. ME AND [livejournal.com profile] gold_bluepoint ARE GOING TO A MIDNIGHT RELEASE, AND IT WILL BE EPIC.

ps yes i really do love those books, i am well aware of how much they suck, it is part of the reason i love them. like cleolinda with twilight, only i am less funny and more annoying.

seriously half the reason i made this post was to try and stop myself bouncing. XDDDD no it did not work.
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