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War's long done. We're all just folk now.

Posted on 2008.06.11 at 09:36
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Newman - Serenity

I've stolen something from someone, and I wish I could give it back. The thing I took was not mine to take, and its not one of those things easily returned. I took a man's pride.

Little did I know that through the ceaseless bickering, bantering, mocking, poking, proding (and the occasional graphing of extreme close-up high-resolution snapper onto his visage) that I was actually emasculating a friend. He told me he enjoyed the attention, and I believed him. Secretly, it was killing him.

And I was the one holding the Sword of Damocles over his head.

I'm sorry, schpydurx.

Remembering Tomas


glodowg at 2008-06-11 14:41 (UTC) (Link)
I am not believing that you are feeling sorry for him. He is manipulating you in ways beyond my belief. I would never have dreamed that you are so easily swayed.

ehowton at 2008-06-11 14:59 (UTC) (Link)
These are just a few of the images we've recorded. And you can see, it wasn't what we thought. There's been no war here and no terraforming event. The environment is stable. It's the Pax. The G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate that we added to the air processors. It was supposed to calm the population, weed out aggression. Well, it works. The people here stopped fighting. And then they stopped everything else. They stopped going to work, they stopped breeding, talking, eating. There's 30 million people here, and they all just let themselves die.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-06-11 15:26 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton at 2008-06-11 15:28 (UTC) (Link)
Half of writing history is hiding the truth.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-06-11 15:29 (UTC) (Link)
I LOL'd. Emasculation FTW!
ehowton at 2008-06-11 15:31 (UTC) (Link)
And I thought they was getting off. Didn't we have an intricate plan on how they was gonna be not here any more?
catttitude at 2008-06-11 18:00 (UTC) (Link)
Hun, sometimes you just piss me off.
ehowton at 2008-06-11 18:14 (UTC) (Link)
Sweetheart, he's not coming back on my FL and I won't be chatting with him on AIM. He has...issues he needs to sort out, and I just fog things up, spin him about. I simply wanted to apologize to him for my part in him becoming a raving jealous lunatic.
galinda822 at 2008-06-12 03:29 (UTC) (Link)
I'm almost speechless!

He definitely has issues that he needs to get help with. Hopefully, he gets his shit together before he finally snaps and physically harms someone.

Distance from him is our best option!

ehowton at 2008-06-12 03:35 (UTC) (Link)
I'm not going to live there. There's no place for me there... any more than there is for you. I'm a monster. What I do is evil. I have no illusions about it, but it must be done.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-06-12 09:55 (UTC) (Link)
before he finally snaps and physically harms someone

Well said. Seriously, I think it's only a matter of time before he does. The level of delusion and entitlement shown makes me think that he'd have no problem arriving on someone's doorstep and not taking no for an answer. Forcibly. Then being all tearful afterwards and saying, "It was all because I loved you!"

I really hope he gets help. Soon.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2008-06-12 03:30 (UTC) (Link)
I absolutely loved it when you were just replying to every comment with Firefly and Serenity quotes and I wished you had not stopped.
ehowton at 2008-06-12 03:33 (UTC) (Link)
I already know you will not see reason.
photogoot at 2008-06-12 04:02 (UTC) (Link)

You May Have Been the “Catalyst”

I am sure you are sorry that in a small way you may have been the “catalyst” for the events which transpired recently with Monkey Ass. However you have stolen nothing from this man! An audience is the only thing that he has lost here, he never had any pride.

He, as we all, make choices in how we interact with our peers and community at large. Yes, we all poke fun with each other, tease, bicker, and berate. Most of us also share, listen, debate, and learn from one another. The vast majority of us do not threaten others, especially the particularly distasteful act of a man threatening a woman! Pride is something this man knows nothing of, vanity maybe, indulgence yes, selfishness absolutely!

He does not desire forgiveness, knowledge, or understanding. The only things that were taken here were taken by him for himself for his selfish needs without consideration for any other person. He desires one thing above all else, an audience, period. I for one will not give it to him.

The true metaphor of the Sword of Damocles I believe is lost in the context you present it above. The true lesson of Damocles is very interesting. My cliff notes version goes like this…..

Damocles was an excessively flattering hang’er-on’er in the court of a ruler of an ancient Greek city state. Damocles wanted nothing more than to live life as the ruler… privileged, pampered, feared, and respected. (Sounding familiar?). The ruler one day offered to switch places so Damocles could experience that which he so coveted, to live as the ruler lived. At first he enjoyed living the life of the ruler he desperately wanted to emulate. At the end of the day a great banquette was held with Damocles at the head of the table, leader to all. However when Damocles looked up during the feast he noticed a sword hanging from a single strand of horsehair directly above his head. Immediately, he lost desire for the lavishness of the rulers’ life and asked to leave saying he no longer wanted to be so “fortunate”. The ruler had successfully conveyed to Damocles a sense of the constant fear and responsibility that a great man lives with. The theme of this Greek story was that ultimately virtue, not the trappings of privilege, is sufficient for living a happy life.

This is fundamentally what eludes schpydurx; however there are many fundamental things eluding this Monkey Ass. He desires to take from you and others what he does not have. Pride, dignity, knowledge, respect, and love; these are things he has not demonstrated the capacity to earn grow and develop on his own. He leaches onto others who have them so he may beg his way into “living a day in the life” so to speak.

War's long done.
Its been what… a week? Long done? I think not. Not even close.

We're all just folk now.
Yes we are just folk. One “folker” just happens to be a Monkey Ass!

Edited at 2008-06-12 04:05 am (UTC)
ehowton at 2008-06-12 04:17 (UTC) (Link)

Re: You May Have Been the “Catalyst”

As always, I appreciate your verbosity. Yes, I'm familiar with the story of Damocles, but I was more trying to convey the very thin thread on which I beheld his doom. Your comparison was much more rich in context. Style, my friend - you have it.
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