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Even if I now saw you only once, I would long for you through worlds, worlds.

mono no aware ~ bloom and scatter

Smilla's Sense of Snark
20 August
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"What are you captain of, the innuendo squad?"

If I don't drive around the park,
I'm pretty sure to make my mark,
If I'm in bed each night by ten,
I may get back my looks again.
If I abstain from fun and such,
I'll probably amount to much;
But I shall stay the way I am,
Because I do not give a damn.

-- Dorothy Parker

I'm just your everday, garden-variety nerdy off-rez mixed-blood NDN born and raised in Hawai'i, currently in suburban NoVa exile after years in downtown Philadelphia and Washington DC. Third Culture Kid? Cross-cultural? Global Nomad? Urban Skin? Just plain confused? Heck if I know. I feel like I'm just the girl next door...I'm just not too sure where "next door" is really supposed to be.

I'll take my Indian thumb
and my white fingers
on my strong right hand
and I'll take my white thumb
and my Indian fingers
on my clumsy left hand
and I'll make fists,

-- Sherman Alexie

In case it's not obvious, I read too much and I'm too obsessed with dogs. And I'm pretty much made of 100% randomness and sarcasm, not necessarily in that order.

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

-- Groucho Marx

My superpower is the completely useless ability to come up with a quote from Yeats suitable for any occasion. (Also, I seem to have a variant on Wolverine's mutant healing factor, but it only works on cartilage piercings and it takes a couple of months. LAMEST X-MAN EVER!!eleventy-one!1!)

You think it horrible that lust and rage
Should dance attention upon my old age;
They were not such a plague when I was young;
What else have I to spur me into song?

-- W.B. Yeats

My TinyInnerFangirl(TM) is finally coming out of the closet, and struggling to learn from the TinyOuterSurlyElderGoth how to Just Not Give A Fuck Any More. Minekura Kazuya and Inariya Fusanosuke have been my greatest obsessions of recent years, although those recent fannish wallowings can barely begin to hold a candle to the shameless depths of my lifelong Tolkien dorkage. DO NOT GET ME STARTED on balrog wings, Elvish hair color genetics or regional Tengwar modes if you value your sanity.

Sweet fire the sire of muse, my soul needs this;
I want the one rapture of an inspiration.
O then if in my lagging lines you miss
The roll, the rise, the carol, the creation,
My winter world, that scarcely breathes that bliss
Now, yields you, with some sighs, our explanation.

-- Gerard Manley Hopkins

I am also particularly prone to nerding out on textiles and sleddogs, so beware triggering coredumps on these subjects.

But you can't tell me God would have Heaven
So a man couldn't mix with his friends;
That we're doomed to meet disappointment
When we come to the place the trail ends.
That would be a low-grade sort of Heaven
And I'd never regret a damned sin
If I mush up to the gates white and pearly,
And they don't let my malamute in.

-- Pat O'Cotter

If you don't understand the cabbage jokes, don't ask. You don't want to know.

My knee is wounded so badly that I limp constantly
Anger is my crutch I hold myself upright with it
My knee is wounded
How I Am Still Walking

-- Chrystos

If you're new here, hi! Feel welcome to friend me, but please be aware that I post VERY infrequently and on extremely random subjects, and my reading/commenting on other folks' journals is just as scattershot and sporadic due to time and energy constraints and an overflowing reading list. I'll probably friend you back eventually if I recognize your name from communities or mutual friends, but it may take a while for me to even notice the addition to do so in the first place -- nothing personal, I just don't check here for changes very often! If you're primarily interested in seeing my fanworks and DJ scans, those will all end up in the same communities/archives where you probably saw me posting earlier ones in the first place -- while I may copy them here for archival purposes, this really isn't a fic journal, it's mostly a place for random squee, ranting, meta, and occasional personal babbling. If you're mainly interested in the cultural/political posts, those tend to be fairly infrequent but public, and if you're looking for more of the same it's more likely to come in drips and drabs in comments on other friends/community posts.

FYI, I don't routinely enable emailed comment notifications, so please don't assume I'm ignoring you if you respond to an old post here, or old comments elsewhere, and don't see a prompt answer. Comment-necromancy in my own journal will eventually get noticed, sooner or later, although it may take anywhere from days to months from the time when you post to the time when I actually happen to look at the LJ homepage and notice it; but replies to comments left else-journal, I'm very likely not to catch unless the conversation is still actively going on. Feel free to contact me in either case if you want to make sure your comment isn't missed.

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