Monday, November 9, 2009

A short recap: first week of NaNoWriMo, political upheaval

1. I'm terribly behind on word count.
2. I'm actually getting a sense of inhabiting the world I'm writing, so hopefully, the word count will improve.
3. I'm incontrovertibly naive about human rights. I'm better off, if not happier that way. The human race can be terribly disappointing in its intolerance.
4. Politics is bullshit. Correction, politicians and the acts of politics are bullshit. None of us are better off this way.
5. I have made more, "real," friends online in the last year, than I have IRL in the last 3 years. This is possibly because people are terribly disappointing in their intolerance, among other things.
6. After some personal drama last weekend, I'm actually a happier person. It's important to know what your boundaries are, and to stand up for them. It's often far too easy not to do that.
7. That doesn't mean that you don't love people, even when you can't get along with them. It's important to step away sometimes. It does hurt like hell, though.
8. As a friend reminded me today: "Just make, just do, just be."- Clive Barker. Words to live by. Always.
9. Life is too short to not be who you are.
10. When in doubt, speak the truth.


  1. Maybe it's funny I was just stating today I wanted to be a Senator because one wants "marijuana profit" up to $1 billion in a "rainy day" fund... it can be MY rainy day! Politics Puke! But still captivating.

    How do you tear yourself away from someone so special but not so good for you on a personal level? Hard, I've attempted, I gave back in.

    Meeting people on here might be more "lively" because as I say, why lie? Be true to your Self.. if only we All could do that.

    Thank you for your honesty... and ddamn, Clive Barker said something not scary!

    Cheers! xo

  2. Yeah, for as much as I loathe politicians, I will still keep speaking truth to power. Drives me nuts, but... "All evil requires to triumph is acquiesence. Not struggle, not conflict: acquiesence." As for the tearing away, it's a matter of saying enough. It's horribly hard, but it's necessary to the self-preservation dealio.
    You're definitely right in that it's much easier to be honest in a space where we've got nothing to lose. As far as Clive saying something not scary, he says many of them. One of my blogs has links to his video master class from the Sitges Film Fest. It's beautiful. He's an amazingly and gentle man. You can see here: :D