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30 August 1983
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The phrase "the purple switch" is from "Thanks For Flying With Us!", Matthew Good's November 1998 manifesto.

FYI: I am a BDSM- and fandom-obsessed person. My journal will therefore consist of stuff about those things, and random irritations about work, music, and the scourge that is [reality TV, Stargate: Atlantis, straight vanilla women]. Also, I don't use filters and I hardly ever post friends-only entries, so if you friend me*, you're not going to see anything more interesting than what's already there (unless you read my introduction post, which is chock-full of super interesting shit [not]). Lastly, I have a semi-super-secret RPF journal (I DIDN'T DO RPF. AND THEN BANDOM). Ten points if you know the etymology of azurejay.

*And if I friend you back, which I generally do, unless you're a predatory pedophile or a psychopathic rapist (don't laugh: they're on LJ, and they've friended me).

quote of the moment:
"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitdue will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself that you tasted as many as you could."
-Louise Erdrich

quote of all time:
"And, as immovable as time itself, there are certainties in life that you cannot escape. You will perish. You will come to the realization that beauty is something that could never be measured by a common standard. That we are afraid of one another. That we are afraid of ourselves. And so it should be. Because that is true power. And humility in the face of its greatness your most valued asset. Welcome to the new world. Made in China for 26% less than we originally paid to have it produced in Pittsburgh. We hope you like it."
-Matthew Good, April 1999

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