"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.
I can see why teenagers love it though, because every teenager wished they talked like this instead of going “I got your math homework. Math sucks huh? I mean unless you like it. In which case I dunno I guess it’s pretty cool.”
My uncle was a member of the original free-loving, Vietnam War-protesting, acid-taking hippie movement. Though he used to be an avid drug user, he told me he would never take the drugs being sold now because of how synthetic they are and all of the extra ingredients in them, making them more dangerous. I thought this was an interesting point, but at the same time our food has evolved in the same way, carrying many more insecticides and other chemicals than are on the labe
So Coquette, what is your opinion on the evolution of drugs and their safety now?
Oh, please. Drugs have always been dangerous. There have always been adulterants. There have always been impurities. LSD isn’t any more synthetic now than it was in the 60s, and I’ll take the Pepsi challenge with your uncle’s Woodstock biker crank and Mexican ditch weed any day of the fucking week. Those filthy hippies should have been so lucky as to have readily available ecstasy and today’s refined strains of pharmaceutical grade marijuana.
Every generation has its drug warriors, and as with every subculture, the old-school old-timers will always have shit to talk about the new kids on the block. Your uncle might be saying that his drugs were more chemically pure, but what he’s really trying to sell you is that his drugs were somehow more ideologically pure.
He’s making an emotional argument masked as a scientific one, and it’s uncut hippie bullshit. If your uncle doesn’t want to partake in better living through chemistry, that’s his business, but unless he’s got a gas chromatograph in his tool shed, he’s just talking out of his ass.
I’m seriously in love. My brain is humming wonderfully at this. :)
RUSSIA HAS DECLARED THAT THEY’RE INVADING UKRAINE OFFICIALLY. NOT EVEN HIDING BEHIND OLD AGREEMENTS. Britain has to aid the Ukrainians against the Russians now, America warned Russia not to, with consequences if they did, so now they’re involved, Canada was looking into what Russia was doing to see how bad it was and they to have to get involved even more. WHAT PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND IS THAT IT COULD ACTUALLY DRASTICALLY ESCALTED INTO SOMETHING RESEMBLING A WORLD WAR.
1. Britain doesn’t have to do anything. The UN is currently meeting to discuss whether a) Russia has a right to invade Crimea, an autonomous region of Ukraine that has its own unique situation with Russia (and has been protesting to join Russia for weeks), and b) what steps to take in the case that they do not.
(Not to say that the situation in Crimea isn’t concerning, but don’t equate it with the entirety of Ukraine.)
2. Current options include: boycotting the G8 summit, removing Moscow from the Group of 8, and dropping out of FIFA in Sochi.
3. The UN and EU were formed specifically to prevent another world war- you’ll notice we haven’t had one since they were created. Ineffective as they seem, they do serve a purpose. That’s why we had a Cold War and not WWIII.
4. Putin isn’t actually a fucking moron; that’s why he’s so formidable. He’s not going to risk a war, and as I mentioned before, there’s a reason we didn’t enter one before. This will be a political battle of tensions and alliances, not actual warfare.
STOP SPREADING FEAR BASED ON LITTLE TO NO INFORMATION OR UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE OH MY GOD I WILL EAT MY OWN FOOT
“The DM’s love of the campaign world is directly proportionate to the level of motivation they have for a campaign within it, and inversely proportional to the patience they have for people being ignorant of it.”—(via guardianphoenix)