Ah my goodness.
I have come to find out that some of my content has been lifted in it's entirety and that is really irritating.
Normally I am quick to run down plagarists but right now I'm just not in the mood. So this will have to suffice for now:
If you are going to re-post my content without permission or attribution don't do it on a site that's indexed.
Additionally, yesterday I wasn't talking about one website or group in particular. Those were my impressions from a diverse bit of reading that I didn't feel like linking because I a.) don't know any of those people and b.) was not shit stirring.
However I would be interested in serious answers to the questions I raised. I know that most of the people here from the Fatosphere feed I'm preaching to the choir but there are those of you who aren't here from there.
I won't hold my breath.
I reread what I wrote and was reminded just how easy it is to call something you don't like or agree with radical or crazy etc. I like being mindful of that and for my own sanity try very hard not to jump on something just because it might not be my flavor. That is to say, I take care in reading through something entirely and letting it sink in before I settle on an opinion.
I do believe there is room in the big bad world for all sorts of opinions. Whether or not I agree with them.
Think whatever you please.
What I don't believe in is demonizing other people for having differing opinions or simply being different from me. It's a waste of time and energy to me. I have lots of other things I could be doing or thinking about.
That isn't to say that I will say that I think someone is an asshole, or that they are behaving badly in my view. I won't chase them down normally unless it's something I consider egregious. For instance.
I was on the bus and standing behind a little old lady who was having trouble getting out of the bus and not falling. Her "aide" stood and yelled at her instead of just offering her an elbow. I edged out around her and held her elbow and hand then steadied her on the bumpy sidewalk. She said thank you and that she always falls right in that spot because the pavement is so uneven and she has very bad balance.
Her "aide" hollered for her to hurry up and started off. I caught up and gave him an earful.
What I won't do is chase people around trying to give them what for because they don't share my opinions. At the root of it, I'd rather have a civil conversation with someone who is violently opposed to everything I think than I would just stand around hollering about people being mother fuckers. In my life and experience the civil conversations I've had about important things have tended to yield more thought and action than the finger pointing.
What I think and feel I try not to present as cold hard fact. The only person my feelings and thoughts are fact for is me.
Don't take this to mean that I will not call out shitty behaviour. But if you're just interested in trying to piss me off you should probably find someone else. I am not the droids you were looking for.
I Squee'd so hardcore I got a comment from M. Christian and yes, I did a little dance of joy and porn writing nerdgasm.
Via Dennis Cooper (yes it's links time folks) I found some really good book links. Check it.
Via Violet Blue some hot zombie pin ups. There are calendars. I might get one.
Via Scandalous Beauty I found out that Make up Forever has a youtube channel. All I'm gonna say is HELL YEAH.
I made an outfit post in my LJ. Also on the LJ tip LJ users you can now read me on a syndicated feed.
Also I am very inspired by this look from Petrilude. You should watch his youtube videos because he's adorable.
Harriet posted a really excellent entry about why she's not fasting for Yom Kippur.
I added a Blogs.com button to my sidebar and have to fix it because the placement is wonky.
For now good night.
Tomorrow, winter fashions. Probably a crap load of shopping links.
Remember, only you can prevent jackassery.