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Nyara is the name of a character in the "Mage Winds" trilogy by Mercedes Lackey. I have surprisingly little in common with the character (save her opinion on children), but a friend in middle school wrote a story with a character based on me, using that name, and it (for some reason) stuck. I like the way it sounds, and it was my circle of friends at the time would recognize, so I started using it as my online handle. (The "Dark Lady" part was added because just "Nyara" was taken as an e-mail address on Yahoo, and because I'd recently heard a song by that name.)

Honestly, I can't see me changing my username. I've used it as long as I've had any kind of real presence online. I actually identify with it a bit more strongly that I do with my real name.
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On a good day? Say "Fuck. It's too early for this," and curl up for another hour. XD

Then wake up for real, stretch (occasionally pulling muscles in the process), grumble and complain, and try to remember if I'm supposed to be doing something. Then raid the fridge, and get my morning caffeine fix. If I don't have any immediate errands to run, I usually turn on my computer at that point, and start writing and/or 'net surfing.
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Happy New Year, everyone. ^_^

And I have no resolutions, because I never keep them. :p
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Fuck you, Bellingham weather. Fuuuuuuuck you.

Total lunar eclipse, and the damn thing was almost totally obscured by clouds. Go fucking figure. Ah well. I did see some of it, at least. *prepares to hunt like mad for photos*
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When I have the money. So, realistically? Never. :(

When I'm not pathetically broke, I tend to impulse-shop up to several months in advance. "Hey! That's pretty awesome! I bet xxxx would love it!" And then get stuff for everyone that I haven't covered like, three days in advance.
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On the list of products that should not exist, we now have Vegan cat food. Yes. You read that correctly. Vegan. Fucking. CAT. Food. *sputters incoherently* Does the term "obligate carnivore" mean nothing to these fluff-bunny twits? If you really can't stand the idea of feeding meat to a pet, then here's a brilliant idea- don't own a fucking predator!!!
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*Adds Gov. Chris Gregoire to the list of "Democrats who need to get kneecapped"*

So...Washington State is in a bit of a budget crisis due to the recession. The solution? Cut any state program that gives people a real shot at pulling themselves out of the hole the economy has put them in. Tax the rich? Nah. Tax soda and candy? OMG!!! Families are suffering!!! Leave poor people to starve, eliminate state health-care programs, and cut the education system down at the roots? Yeah. That's the ticket.

Not only is this fucked up from a moral perspective, it's also bloody stupid. A sick, uneducated populace trying to survive on the margins does not make for a strong economy. It does, however, keep the vultures, the self-indulgent, and the just plain ignorant comfortable for a bit longer. Thank god we've got our priorities straight. /sarcasm

Awesome comment on one of the articles, though.

And the perfect season for it too!

"...Are there no work houses?" "If the poor insist on becoming ill, let them die and be done with it. That will decrease the surplus population."

The ignorant have spoken. Better a dollar in their pocket than a teacher in a classroom. -Source
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Barack Obama does not deserve a second term as president. As far as I'm concerned, that's no longer up for debate. He doesn't even deserve a second chance to run, and if the DNC doesn't want to lose everything next election, they'll nominate someone else.

Now, I know what you're thinking- "Well, you can't expect Obama to fix all the damage done by eight years of Bush in just two years." and I agree with this. I've said it before. Loudly.

So let me explain where I'm coming from. If Obama had said "Look. I understand why you are upset. I've made mistakes, I'm not perfect, but I'm trying," I'd have sympathy. I'm not mad because Obama didn't carry out all of his campaign promises. I'm furious that he didn't even try. And I'm even more furious with the blatant contempt that this man has for his base. When the people who fund-raised/campaigned/voted for him ask "Hey? What's up with this?" he responds by treating us like ungrateful children. When someone tells you that your base has vanished due to your actions, the proper response, Sir, is NOT (and I quote) "Well, they must not have read the details." It's not that I think compromise is OMG EVIL!!! It can, in fact, be a vital tool in politics. But compromise only works if both sides give up something. In the fight over Health Care, Obama took the public option (That he fucking campaigned on) off the table at the start. And gave the insurance companies a captive customer pool with the mandate. And the Republicans still voted against it. That's not a compromise. That's a sign that you need to utterly ignore these people and actually get shit done.

And it's not that he caved on Health care. It's that he caved on that, and accountability for war crimes, and closing Gitmo, and financial reform, and the tax cut extension, and dozens of other things. I'd say he caved on gay rights, but I'm pretty sure he never intended to support that to begin with. (That's a whole other rant in and of itself. Fierce advocate, my ass.) And then acted like a pissy teenager when people complained. "You don't understand what I'm going through." "No one appreciates me!" And so-forth and so-on. Yes. Obama has done some good. So he isn't John McCain. Great. Give the man a fucking cookie. He isn't a complete waste of oxygen. But that doesn't come close to excusing what he hasn't done. More to the point, it doesn't excuse what he has done. (Defending DOMA- in incredibly homophobic terms, defending DADT when a judge in Riverside issued an injunction against it, okaying Predator drone strikes (an estimated one-third of those killed have been civilians), okaying the assassination of a US citizen...yeah.)

And after all of that he has the audacity to attack his own supporters for protesting? The man finally shows some backbone, and goes after- not his political opponents, not the people who have made it their sole mission to bring him down, but his own base? And we're supposed to accept this, because he isn't as bad as Bush or McCain? Fuck that shit.
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Avada Kedavra. Because humanity annoys me.
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Giving opium to babies was a great idea. We should revive the practice. Now. So that I can actually get to sleep. *grumble* bloody thin walls *grumble*
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Nana called last night. My grandfather was diagnosed with throat cancer. Yeah. I don't know the details, or how advanced it is, so at this point all I can really do is hope for the best.
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"First, I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action;" who paternalistically feels he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by the myth of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a "more convenient season."

Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection." - Martin Luther King, Jr. 16 April, 1963

Warning- ranty, and somewhat rambling. I am no MLK )
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2001 Maniacs. All I'm gonna say. (That movie had me and J singing "The south Will Rise" for weeks.)

Wishmaster (Absolutely NO relation to the Nightwish song) has some pretty amusing scenes, too. Mostly occurring when the Djinn gets some sucker to make a statement that can be construed as a wish. "You'd have to go through me. And I'd like to see that." "As you wish."
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American voters are, by and large, complete fucking idiots. Seriously, does this country have the collective memory of a fucking goldfish? WTF, people.


2010-10-18 06:25 pm
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Okay, so the power cord on my laptop died shortly after my last post, leaving me effectively computer-less until Saturday, when I finally flew back to Bellingham. So now we've got 3 (well, two-and-a-half) laptops sharing one cord. Time to hit Amazon and Craigslist.
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Nothing like getting stuck in your hometown for two months to make you remember why you left in the first place. God, I hate San Bernardino.

On that note- *pokes Foamy* Call me? E-mail me? Something? I'm stuck using the library network, so no messenger. :(
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Travel is useful. It gives you time to ponder the great questions of life. Major, important, life-altering Questions(tm). Questions like "WHEN THE HELL DID I DEVELOP A FEAR OF FLYING!?"

Okay, so it's hardly a crippling fear. And alcohol and gallows humor certainly help. But still- that wasn't there the last time I was on a plane.
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Okay, this is about 25% serious, 75% tongue-in-cheek


1) The climate (most of the time) Yeah, I bitch about the heat, but then I remember that the average summer temperature is in the 70s whereas SanB is currently in the 100s. Granted, we're at 41% humidity to their 16%, so it's not perfect. But I'm still gloating. At least until winter.

2) It's pretty. The residents actually care about preserving the environment. And it's GREEN!

3) It's not San Bernardino. And until you have lived in San Bernardino, you can not appreciate how very wonderful that is. (On behalf of two of my roommates, I would like to add that it's also not Utah.)

4) Hey! It's not California! That means fewer earthquakes! Yay!

5) Social services doesn't suck. They actually help people and shit. You know, like they're supposed to.


1) Glenn Beck was raised here. 'Nuff said.

2) It's really, really white. 'Tis a bit disconcerting.

3) Budget cuts to the libraries and public transit. Because god forbid we raise sales taxes by two-tenths of 1 percent. Fuckers.

4) We have volcanoes. Shit. Okay, seismic activity is officially something I can't afford to gloat about.

5) Out-of-state tuition.

There really is no comparison- I hated San Bernardino. Yeah, it had some good points, but they were mostly outweighed by a horrible economy, corrupt and/or incompetent government, rampant wildfires (largely a result of past and present stupidity), high crime rates, and general suck.
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Took these pics while at J and Kandi's place a few weeks back.

Warning- kind of big. )


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