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Are joshdavis and I weird? [Dec. 8th, 2005|09:54 am]
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Yes, we certainly are different from mainstream society, but we aren't weird or outcasts... unless we let ourselves be. If being weird is NOT a conscious decision then once we are weird, we are never weird again since if we do not resist being weird, we are consciously deciding to be weird, and if we do resist being weird, then we aren't weird anyway. Through reading, we are reassured that we aren't alone; that we aren't weird. It reassures us that we aren't weird. "We aren't weird now," I told them. After explaining to him that we aren't weird or anything, uhuuu ... I tell him we're just on a kind of "poker run" which he understands since he owns a Harley. Telling others about our fears and doubts may be the first step to finding out we aren't weird and to overcoming the stress. Ed's right, we aren't weird... we are waaaay beyond weird. It's a misconception that we are weird, we aren't weird. "We aren't weird now," I told them. "But we were weird." But we aren't. Weird. See, we aren't weird after all. We aren't weird, we just have some problems. We aren't weird like dem Japanese crazies. Look, pal, we aren't weird, everyone else is weird. Look, we aren't weird, it's art! We're still friends, and when we do see or talk to each other, we aren't weird about it. First you say that we aren't weird, and it's bizarre that people should think so. And no, we aren't weird... all other marching bands do this too.
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From: synthesoid
2005-12-08 02:58 am (UTC)
i'm laughing gleefully!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-12-08 03:41 am (UTC)
Then you aren't weird, either!
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[User Picture]From: razormaid
2005-12-08 06:18 am (UTC)
Oh, I love you. :)
Wait! I love him, too! Coincidental, hmmm? Not-weirdness abound!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-12-09 04:13 pm (UTC)
You aren't weird, too, and that's why I've always liked you.
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2005-12-08 06:42 am (UTC)

Omni Max y Clorphen LaRoux

Wierd is in the eye of the bee holder. Holding bees is unsafe, but only for one sting. After that, the poor critter dies. Just don't hold them against your eye. That would be wierd, and painful.

As long as the bees are nowhere to be found, is it wierd to stare into the mirror, inching ever closer, while inspecting every facial pore in what would be excruciating detail for some? Perhaps that is the core of the wierdness -- not the pores themselves, but the desire to see deeper inside ourselves in order to find out whether we are wierd or not.

What causes one to wonder whether one is wierd?

Multiple personalities, I say. Cognitive dissonance, and shared experience among various lobes, all sharing the same name, and many, if not all, of the same memories.

What causes this dichotomy, or is it that? Is it a failure to communicate internally through some normal channel, thus necessitating a back-door approach to self realization, or is it an special accuity allowing distinction and inspection of details to such a level so as to compell further inspection?

How much is a worry and how much is a curiosity?

Oddity, wierdness, difference. It's all detail with which to distinguish oneself and others from the mass of sheep -- Alphas and Beta-Plusses from Gammas and Epsilons.
I feel I could do something much more important. Yes, and more intense, more violent. But what? What is there more important to say? And how can one be violent about the sort of things one's expected to write about? Words can be like X-rays, if you use them properly–they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced. That's one of the things I try to teach my students–how to write piercingly. But what on earth's the good of being pierced by an article about a Community Sing, or the latest improvement in scent organs? Besides, can you make words really piercing–you know, like the very hardest X-rays–when you're writing about that sort of thing? Can you say something about nothing? That's what it finally boils down to. I try and I try...


So, hey, are you'n Don visiting NoTX anytime soon? I dunno when we'd be able to get out to Dubai, but if you guys end up out this way, with more than 2 days to spare, be sure to harrass us and we'll find something fun and interesting to do.
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2005-12-08 06:45 am (UTC)

Re: Omni Max y Chlorphen LaRoux

er,
let "Clorphen" == "Chlorphen"
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-12-09 06:32 pm (UTC)

Re: Omni Max y Clorphen LaRoux

Oh, by the way! Don and I are visiting Texas in January, but it might be a really short trip, kind of family-only style. I'm hoping to extend my vacation, though, so I can see friends, too!
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2005-12-10 04:28 pm (UTC)

Re: Omni Max y Clorphen LaRoux

Well, let us know. If it's short and family only, then definitely don't worry about it, but if you end up getting to stay longer, definitely ping us.

Pingus.
Yheti vs Pingu!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-12-09 06:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Omni Max y Clorphen LaRoux

I've read this over and over, and I keep on LOL-ing. It's beautiful! Maybe even - dare I say it - weird?
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2005-12-10 04:27 pm (UTC)

Re: Omni Max y Clorphen LaRoux

Dare! DARE, I say! :)
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[User Picture]From: saikoutron
2005-12-08 06:58 am (UTC)
I just realized that I could substitute the word `weird` with any other adjective and it might still hold(except in the "we aren`t weird about it part"). The word `weird` can be a verb too!
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[User Picture]From: bec_87rb
2005-12-08 02:32 pm (UTC)

Weird

Weird
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[User Picture]From: crims0n
2005-12-10 09:50 am (UTC)
C'est vrai!

you should come to lubbock some day.
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