Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:05 pm Post subject: Tell about your signature
Tell about how you came up with your signature. If it's quoting someone else, tell why it's so important to you. I'll start!
The first line I came up with after I tried to join a social group for young people with Asperger's in Fall 2007. This is the short version. The group was advertised as a place where People with Asperger's could make friends and have fun. But it turned out to be about four so-called "social skills" that the group focused on. They were all really about conforming, but the one that bothered me the most was "ability to let go." I thought about all the times that my teachers had injusticed me, my parents' continuing supression of all emotion in the family, terrible things I'd read in the news that were happening in the world, and therapists who'd quashed me when they were supposed to be advocating for me. Now, I could easily let go of my anger and resign myself to a lifetime of this crud.
...Or I could come up with the courage to do something about it, and demand that it stop. I could confront my parents, write letters to legislators, start or join a relevant organization, and do public speaking. I want to do that stuff someday.
The second line is closely related to the first. Instead of the people of this world who are psychologically abusing the kids they are supposed to look out for, putting chemical additives in everything despite little evidence of their safety, forcing workers into long hours, starting wars for no good reason, and building cell phone towers and high-tension power lines right over our homes being singled out as "mentally ill," I am being scapegoated as "mentally ill" by society for worrying about these things and reacting to them!
(Mods, please watch this thread and if it does well, consider giving it a sticky.) _________________ Letting go is not a skill--it's the lazy way out. The real skill is having the courage to stand up for yourself and demand justice.
I'm not mentally ill--the world is!
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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:33 pm Post subject:
I'm a Kinks Fan who grew up from being a very sensitive child to being like the most sensitive member of the original line up of my favourite band and I'm very honest and open about that. I also like to celebrate that. There aren't many sensitive people left in the world, today. _________________ The darling, unworldly Mick Avory with hands like shovels, who wouldn't dare choose to hurt a soul: I'm the cuddly, adorable Kink. Sweet Peas: http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j37/Cocknee/Kinks/Sweet%20Pea%20Smileys/ Other: http://www.mybrowsercash.com/
It's a joke about how popular the Hunger Games movie was.
Basically the movie (as is the book it's adapted from) is about this one girl, Katniss Everdeen, that ends up on a government-sponsored spectator event called the Hunger Games. It's basically 24 teenagers, between the ages of 12 and 18, in a giant biodome with an artificial natural area, and they have to fight to the death until only one survives.
Anyways, I was lined up for the midnight showing but wasn't close enough, they sold out of tickets pretty quick. When I got home I saw a meme picture of a sign that a theatre had posted that said the same thing. I thought it was f***ing hilarious. _________________ "Yeah, so this one time, I tried playing poker with tarot cards... got a full house, and about four people died." ~ Unknown comedian
Happy New Year from WP's resident fortune-teller! May the cards be ever in your favor.
Quote by Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII.
I guess it's just a quote I like and it has a meaning.
To me, it's saying... I will show you the reality of an event and you can take whatever the event is and expand on that further. _________________ www.wrongplanet.net/postp5013377.html&highlight=#5013377
Sora: "My friends are my power."
Ventus: "I'm asking you as a friend. Just... put an end to me."
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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:39 pm Post subject:
They're lyrics from a song. I've used lyrics from this song in the past, though not these ones specifically. _________________ Do you bury me when I'm gone?
Do you teach me while I'm here?
Just as soon as I belong
Then it's time I disappear
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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:00 pm Post subject:
They're lyrics from the following Welsh song called Yma o Hyd (Still Here) by Dafydd Iwan folk singer and former president of Plaid Cymru.
Its also a reference to a conversation with a Welshman and King Henry II of England, Henry stated that he wanted to wipe the Cymry (the Welsh people) and Cymraeg (the Welsh language) off the face of the earth. Here is the Welshman's response as noted by Gerald of Wales.
Nec alia, ut arbitror, gens quam haec Kambrica, aliave lingua, in die districti examinis coram Judice supremo, quicquid de ampliori contingat, pro hoc terrarum angulo respondebit
Henry II is long dead now and the Welsh language and it people as still around!
'Mi fyddwn yma tan Ddydd y Farn!'...Ry'n ni yma o hyd, er gwaetha pawb a phopeth.
'We'll be here until Judgement Day!'...We're still here, despite the worst of everyone and everything. _________________ Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime. --Potter Stewart
Corruption is authority plus monopoly minus transparency. --Unknown