Tuesday, November 30, 2010

rBlackbird, Did you know that you can watch Sherlock online by using this link? http://video.pbs.org/video/1619685888/ A Friend.

You are a friend, indeed.

I've watched A Study In Pink, and I have to concentrate on the keyboard, or else I'll type to fast. Which only happens when I'm very angry or very happy. In this case, it is very much happy with a small, yet potent side of annoyance. Stylewise, epic win. I'd let the vulgar language and certain references drop out, though. It's not really an interpretation, but I think they actually took the Victorian stories and pulled it through to modern day, with BEAUTIFUL success :)

I love the apartment. And the coat. And Mycroft. AAAHAHAHA MYCROFT. He played Lazarus in the Doctor Who episode.
But please, PLEASE tell me Mrs. Hudson gives back the skull.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What is the meaning of life?

"Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind," as it says in Ecclesiastes 12. But what does that mean, exactly? Not many people are too keen on diving into the Bible but, if you feel up to it, I'd suggest reading through the book of Ecclesiastes. If you do, drop me another message sometime, and we can talk about it.

If you're not, I shall clarify. ;D (or you can read it anyway)
It's about holding on tight enough to stand for what's important, but holding loosely enough not to needlessly hurt yourself. I say "needlessly" in relation to the way we tend to complicate and try to control life. Bad things happen but, if you let yourself be defined by bad things, you're going to hurt yourself much more than you would be if you let things alone. The physical world is nothing compared to the big picture. If we let ourselves get so wrapped up in something that isn't worth nearly as much as others would have us to believe, we will miss out on what's really important -- that which is beyond the physical.

Life is about the effort to find the truth in matters, in the most objective sense. Not necessarily justice or fairness, but clarity and calmness of mind, and an effort to be content. It's not about having the perfect life with a dream husband/wife, huge house, tons of friends, but about a different kind of perfection that I don't know many are willing to work to achieve. "Inner Truth" could mean one of two things. From my point of view, it often means that someone wants to believe something and, therefore, struggles to make everything they see in life fit to their own standards to justify their actions and make everything they do "ok." The second "Inner Truth" is the only real truth, which I believe is the main point of life as a whole.

As that one crazy dude Aristotle said: "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." TRUE "Inner Truth" is cultivating the method by which we see the world, and applying it to everything, even when fantastic and terrible things happen that try and make us forget that everything humans are is not on the ground or in it. It's the search for fact, even when it may contradict something we've previously held as true, and looking at things to find what's real and important, ultimately good and right, and forgetting our shells enough to do something about it, and doing our best to never falter, even when we make mistakes.

And that, my friend, is the meaning of life.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Why are you so awesome?

Why are YOU awesome? Oh, that's right, because you're in my formspring. :3 I'm sure there are other reasons you are so awesome but, due to the fact that your little icon is only an outline, I can't begin to guess them.

I'm trying to think of how to ask why you think I'm awesome without coming across as fishing for compliments, because I'm not -- merely curious because, as most of us know, we all need encouragement now and then. But I can't think of how to say that without conjuring an image of *grabby hands* in the mind if the interrogator, so I'll shut up now.

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Faux fur, scarves, cardigans, paperbag skirts… what are your favorite holiday style trends this year?

... paper ... bag ... skirts ...

not that one.

I don't really do trends, but I like Fall, because I get to unpack all my favorite clothes that I put away for the summer. Jackets. I'm big on jackets. Mostly long ones, and black. My favorite Fall/Winter combination is a knee-length black wool coat with black leather gloves and a handknit scarf. I have plenty of scarves to wear this year *YAAAAAAY* ehem.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

If everyone had their own small planet to live on and care for (like in The Little Prince), what would your planet be like?

I don't know what this "Little Prince" is that you refer to, but I like the question.

The weather would always be comfortable - if it snows you can always go out and play in it, if it's warm you can still run around in the park. The technology would appear quite steampunk, but with usual computerization - everything would keep a certain art in it. There would be an abundance of traveling performers and people who just want to travel, because that kind of fear of strangers would be eliminated on both sides.

A big library would be in every city, where everyone could go and learn things whenever they wanted, and assumptions would be kept at bay until facts were found, allowing people to treat each other better. People would have their given names, but an alternative, self-chosen name would be the usual. There would be zero mainstream fashion, zero income tax and top hats would come into fashion every few years.

Can't think if I'm forgetting anything, but there you go.

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