past masks

Jun. 20th, 2005 05:27 pm
egypturnash: (...by all her aspects)
There's this interesting meme wandering through my friends: why did you choose the species you did for a furry persona? It drifts off into stuff about your perceptions and stereotypes of various popular species; I tend to be a bitter recluse who just thinks everyone's stupid on an individual basis, rather than saying "foxes|wolves|dragons|horses|etc are stupid because..." so I shan't be going into that.

But it got me thinking about my past non-human masks. I've talked about this sort of thing before, but it's been a while.

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falling

Apr. 29th, 2005 05:08 am
egypturnash: (...by all her aspects)
The bureaucrat fell from the sky.

...

Changing, the bureaucrat fell to the sea.

- Michael Swanwyck, Stations of the Tide

The bomb lives only as it is falling.
- Iain M. Banks, Use of Weapons

"I ached to fall."
- me, in Inhatti's description.



The whole of the book lies between those two lines from Swanwyck.

The Banks line is from the epigraph to the book, a poem pretending to be written by one of the story's characters.

The self-quote is the last line of a muck character description that intentionally breaks a lot of the rules of that form.

Why do lines about falling cling to my head? Admittedly, the third one has an intentional "fallen angel" theme at times - there's a quote from Satan's monologue in Milton in her pinfo.

Is sympathy for the Devil a shamelessly teenage thing? Eternal rebel, outcast. And so so pretty.

I get pompous when I'm getting sleepy.



Twin's reappeared on Puzzlebox for a couple days in a row, now. Still bound by history, I suppose. Someone asked (her) to tell a story tonight and (she) gave a semi-mythic overview of (her) story so far, that elliptically referred to the way it really just... stopped. (She)'s gotten a little snarky due to the exile I forced on (her), I suppose.

Twin's arguably a creature who descended, too, but in (her) case it was quite by choice. And not an uncontrolled fall.

If your fall never stops, it might be an orbit.

a warning

Apr. 19th, 2005 10:32 pm
egypturnash: (blank stare)
"Be careful. I have knives."

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