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friends cut # 43,827


Yeah, I know I'm in class. Get over it.

One of the many reasons I feel uncomfortable posting here is because I don't talk anymore to any of the people I've friended. So I decided to do another friends cut.

I went so far as to actually create another journal in order to avoid doing this, but starting from scratch is daunting, and I don't want to just abandon this journal. I know I've said before that I would start posting more without much result, but, well. Hopefully this will fix that.

I'm getting out of here soon, one way or another. Texas is where I want to be right now, for reasons I won't elaborate on. And after that, who knows? London? Germany? Korea? The Middle East? Georgia? I don't know, but it won't be here. And that is a good thing no matter which way you look at it.

So I'm looking forward to future attitude changes, but as of right now the only control I have over any of this is to get rid of the people who aren't interested in me anymore, with good reason, I'm sure.

All I ask is that you don't refriend me if you don't want to. My feelings won't be hurt. I don't want to clutter the flist of people who don't care about what I have to say. It's so disheartening, to post about something that is hurting me or important to me and to get virtually no response. And I'm not blaming anyone but myself for that. I would just like to start over.

Doesn't everyone.

If you refriend me, I will refriend you back. If you want to start talking to me again, really talking, I will be open to it. But if you don't, please don't pretend you do. I'm ridiculously perceptive of these things. I would go so far as to say I'm paranoid about it, to the point that I feel like most people are just pretending with me, which is a large part of my problem, I know. But if you legit want to be friends, go ahead and refriend. If you've lost interest or whatever else, though, please don't.

Current Obsessions: Federico García Lorca, Dexter, Merlin, vampires (when aren't they?), Game of Thrones (potentially?), Bioshock, Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, Neopets (STFU), POKEMON, and a few other things I can't remember right now.

Just to spark conversation, if you want. I'M NOT ALL DEPRESSED OR ANYTHING RIGHT NOW. Just matter of fact, I guess.

Sooooooooo. Here goes. Discuss. :D
Pokemon // electric Pikachu boogaloo

Viva La Revolución!

Why I'm Paying Attention to the Protests in Egypt
And Why You Should Be, Too

  • It's a revolutionary revolution. Never before has a people risen up together, as citizens, to peacefully overthrow their government. Men and women, children and adults, Coptics and Muslims; they're all working together to bring about a national change, regardless of any personal differences. Never before has there been a peaceful change of regime so vehemently demanded by a people, not a militia or a coup. If these protests succeed, they suggest an existence personal power unheard of in modern society, bogged down so heavily beneath the red tape of governments, major corporations, and investors. They suggest that a population actually possesses the power to fight back against chronic unemployment, without the use of guns and violence.

  • The domino effect. Protests ripple throughout Sudan. Oppressed Syrians keep an eye and an ear out to what unfiltered news is available to them for word of Egypt's fate. Jordan's king sacks his entire cabinet. Israel calls for peace. Why? Because Tunisia kicked the corrupted Ben Ali out of their country, a man who single-handedly siphoned off $40 billion a year from the Tunisian economy for himself and close members of his family, and they succeeded. For the first time in history, Arabs are rising against corruption and expelling their dictators, and as one succeeds, every other one is granted a little bit of hope for the future of their own country. Where before there were only failed spots of unrest as in Iran, now there is a very tangible possibility for success.

  • Guess where your gasoline comes from? Al Jazeera has reported that, according to the Suez Canal, traffic through the canal has not been effected by the protests--and that it has, if anything, actually increased. And yet oil prices are already beginning to spike--what's going to happen to them when Mubarak is gone and a potentially unstable temporary government erected in his place? What if other Arab countries begin to protest as well?

  • Egypt could become the first democratic country in the Middle East. Just. Think about that for a moment. One of the oldest civilizations in the world, adopting a true democratic government, run by and for the Egyptian people. What are the people of Jordan going to think about that? Of Saudi? Of Lebanon? This could start WWIII, or it could be the spark that ignites real governmental reform in the Middle East. Finally.

  • Obama's silence is deafening. And you know what? It's also ringing in the ears of every Egyptian citizen in that country. He addressed our nation only last week in support of the Tunisian people's bid for reform--after the fact, of course--but made no mention of the way Egypt's capital was currently burning to the ground. As this Egyptian-American so eloquently points out, Obama speaks for all of America when he speaks of freedom and of liberty and of basic human rights, and yet due to his puppetry of Mubarak and the domination it gives him over other countries in the Middle East, he has yet to support--after eight days now--this bid by the Egyptian nation for just that. What will happen if the US loses its grasp of political influence in the Middle East? What will happen if they transfer it over to the new Egyptian government? What will become of American foreign policies now that they're blatant manipulation has become so transparent? What, if anything, will the new Egyptian government salvage from its relationship with America after we so callously snubbed their revolution?

  • No matter which way you look at it, the world is in for some major changes. If this revolution succeeds, it would shift the entire balance of power and of possibility in the Middle East. And if it's quashed, it will only be quashed by a blatant display of force, which will only cause a political shift--how can we as Americans, living in this age of the internet and of Twitter and of global news broadcasting, stand to allow our government to support a dictator who would openly brutalize his own people?

  • And those are only the major bullet points. Seriously. Get online. Look things up. Don't rely solely on Western news sources, who are only reporting a fraction of the story. Al Jazeera has a live-feed news blog that updates every time something new happens. Go take a look. Educate yourself. This is the Age of Information; don't allow your society to cuff your knowledge through selective broadcasting of a global event that is making our government shift uncomfortably in their seats. Mubarak cut off all internet and phone access in his country, along with trains, universities, utilities, etc, and look where it's getting him. He's got the world's eye on him, and he's acting the part of nothing but a manipulative, oppressive dictator. Go find out why, so that when your children are reading about this in their high school textbooks later, you'll know just as much of the story as they do.

!عيد مبارك

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It's nothing personal! But there are a ton of people on my flist who I haven't spoken to in forever, and who I believe don't wish to speak to me. SO HERE'S THE PERFECT CHANCE TO BE RID OF ME. : D

I will definitely be joining the military if I can, though I plan to make a separate journal to log that adventure, so have no fear about me going on and on about it in here. However, I will be joining, and if that doesn't sit well with you, feel free to part ways here.

Though I am not giving up RP at all. I'll just need a small break from it for boot camp, and then I'll be back online again while I'm attending my AIT in California. :3

I defriended practically everyone on my list, so please don't take this personally. If you want me to add you back again, just comment here and I will! And if you don't, no hard feelings. Promise.

I'll be performing a similar cut on Twitter once I get my real laptop back, as that has all of my addons on it, including TwitterFox. But that will be later.

GIVE ME SOME TIME TO ADD EVERYONE BACK OKAY. I have a long day at MEPS tomorrow and may not be around much, if at all. BUT I PROMISE I WILL ADD ANYONE WHO STILL WANTS ME TO. ♥
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I uploaded a bunch of Godiva pictures that I will actually get around to resizing and posting tomorrow. They're from last month. She looks like a lanky teenager. idek.

OUR RP IS OPENING SOON. That's what I'm really posting about. As I sit here munching on popcorn. Garlic salt makes it allllll worth it. *_*

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It's a cold, dark night in New York City. The ground is wet from the evening rain, but the sky is now cloudless. You walk along the sidewalk, pulling your coat more tightly against your arms to protect from the sharp wind that's blowing. You hurry past a pack of homeless men, smoking cigarettes and downing bottles of beer in the alley.

A few blocks more and you hit your first patch of prostitutes. They eye you from the street corner even as you avoid their gazes. There's sex and sin on their skins and you bypass them as fast as you can.

But this is New York City. You know that there are lowlifes everywhere and if you've missed poverty and sex, there's death and greed waiting just around the corner.

You can hear the sounds of Manhattan beginning to covalesce around you and soon you see all of Manhattan spilling out every which way. It's been a long walk from where the taxi dropped you off, but you live in Brooklyn, not Manhattan, and you can only afford so much for a night of fun.

It hasn't been so bad, anyway, and you adjust your clothes as you spy the night club ahead of you. This is what you've been waiting for all week.

As you enter the club, you hear the last refrain of a familiar song.

So just lay your head down low, and don't let anybody know
That it's hard to live, yes it's hard to live in

The City.

Inside the club, everyone's waiting.

...It's, ah. Not dystopian, btw. It's just NYC, the same dirty, smelly, beautiful, glorious NYC that it's always been. The more you know.

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who shot who in the what now?


I was sitting here in Word tagging someone when I got a couple comments saying I defriended everyone. I DO NOT KNOW HOW THIS HAPPENED. I wasn't even logged in as me, I wasn't even on LJ, and I wasn't even fiddling with anything omg wtf.


I think I added everyone back, but I have no idea. IF I DIDN'T ADD YOU BACK AND YOU WANT ME TO PLEASE SAY SO. D: I have the memory of a braindead goldfish, I swear.

omfg Frank, fail. Massive, evil, cosmic fail.