A friend of mine randomly got a drunk text from a stranger. She then did something that has earned my respect and awe. A transcript of her conversation follows. Some of this may be familiar to you.
Warning:VERY LONG. Also, words that I don't like have been bleeped out. Use your imagination.
[Transcript] Drunk Person:"tortyly drunk riht now. straight men everwhere."
Erykah:"Oh, thank God! I finally made contact! Listen, I need your help, but you're in great danger."
DP:"ni**a say wat?"
E:"Listen, my name's the Doctor. I'm a time traveler, or I was. I'm stuck in 1969 with my friend and I need your help to get my spaceship back."
DP:"u hav a spceshit?"
E:"Yes. It's a big blue box that says 'Police Call Box' on it."
DP:"dat doesnt sound liek a spceshp. gay."
E:"Hey! Don't diss the TARDIS!"
E:"No. TARDIS. Time And Relative Dimension In Space. You see, I'm a Time Lord from ANOTHER planet called Gallifrey."
DP:"y u not there now?"
E:"Well...A long time ago, there was a war and all my people died except for me. I'm the last Time Lord. So I travel through time and space lending a hand wherever I can."
DP:"woahhhh. thats relly sad."
E:"Yes, it is. But now is no time to cry. You're in a lot of danger and you need to help me."
DP:"waot. how r u in 1996?"
E:"I'm in 1969. And it's really complicated."
E:"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff."
E:"Well, try and keep up! Never mind the wibbly stuff. All that matters is that they've taken it! The angels have the phone box."
E:"Have you ever seen like a statue of an angel? At a church or a cemetary or something?"
E:"Well, they're not angels. They're creatures from another worlds. Aliens like me, except they're very, very bad."
DP:"dat maeks sense. they alwys creepeed me out. i thought theyre jus statues tho."
E:"Good eye, you've got. But they're not. They're only statues when you're looking directly at them. Once you look away, they become deadly."
E:"Listen, Lonely assassins, they were called. No-one knows where they came from. They're as old as the universe, or very nearly. They've survived this long as they have the most perfect defence system ever evolved. They are quantum-locked. They don't exist when being observed. The moment they're seen by any other living creature they freeze into rock. No choice. It's a fact of their biology. In the sight of any living thing, they literally turn to stone. And you can't kill a stone. Course, a stone can't kill you either. But then you turn your head away, then you blink, and oh, yes it can! Notice how they always look like they're crying in the cemetaries? They're always covering their eyes?"
DP:"dats nuts! ya, ive seen dat."
E:"There's a reason for that. They're not weeping, they can't risk looking at each other. Their greatest asset is their greatest curse. They can never be seen. The loneliest creatures in the universe. And I'm sorry, I am very, very sorry, it's up to you now.
DP:"but wut can i do? tis was all thrustted uopn me!"
E:"The blue box, it's my time machine. There is a world of time energy in there they could feast on forever. The damage they can do can switch off the sun. You have got to send it back to me!"
DP:"ahhhhhh!!! im scrrd! idk wut 2 do! im srsly gon hav a pnic attck."
E:I'm afraid I can't help you any further. I'm stuck in 1969, but I think you're clever enough to think of something. FIND THE BLUE BOX AND GET IT BACK TO ME! The angels have it and you NEED to find it or it's all going to be over."
DP:"dont go doctr! help me!11211!!"
E:"They're coming. The angels are coming for you. But listen, your life could depend on this. Don't blink! Don't even blink. Blink and you're dead. They are fast, faster than you can believe. Don't turn your back, don't look away, and don't blink! Good luck!"
DP:"ik! angels hng out in gravyards rite? ill check thar 1st."
E:"Wherever you feel the need to look. I have no idea because I'm trapped 42 years in the past. Wherever you do go, just remember DON'T BLINK."
DP:"omfg. holy shit. i'll find teh box and teh angels and ill text u wen i find it. goodbi doctr. uve liked changgged me life."
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Okay. Time to let out some of my thoughts on this. I know some of you may disagree with me, perhaps religiously even. I just looked through the tagged posts for “XFactor”, and there are so many posts saying “Oh, Nicole is a bad person.”, “Oh, Nicole should be fired.”, “Oh, Nicole should die.” and the like.
I think we all need to get real here for a moment.
Is what happened to Rachel unfortunate? You bet it is. As one of the youngest members of the contestants, her perception of this is going to be a lot different compared to what, say, someone in their 20’s or 30’s may see it as. She’s going to take it really hard, and I honestly feel that Marcus should’ve been sent home for being in the bottom 2 for the past 3 weeks.
That’s not to say that I don’t like Marcus. He clearly has a lot of talent. This whole competition, in fact, has a TON of talent from just about everybody in it. It’s finally gotten to that point where it doesn’t even feel fair to choose anymore.
But that’s the thing. I think a lot of these contestants are going to find themselves in well-established musical careers over the next few years. Just because you lose the contest doesn’t mean you failed at a future in music. That’s ridiculous! That’s like saying you have to drop out of school because you failed a test.
Is this Nicole’s fault? Yeah, sure. Her indecision cost her a good musician, who was then brutally torn apart by the voting system. I can’t say that I’m happy with the result, but we all make stupid mistakes now and then.
That being said, I feel a lot of the brutal anger, rage, and hatred towards Nicole is unwarranted. I realize the music industry is a cutthroat one, but I get the feeling that, like I said, Rachel is going to have a future in the music industry whether she wins the competition or not. Would the 5 million and the contract have been nice? Absolutely. I think it’s sad that a girl her age lost out on a chance for that due to flubbed judging, but life goes on.
I think some people take this show a little too seriously, and need to realize that there is life outside of the scope of the show for these people. All of them, the contestants, the judges, the speaker, the countless people that work backstage. They work their asses off to produce a great multi-million dollar show.
And finally, to those of you saying “Well, there goes all the talent, guess I’m done watching.”, really? I can count at least four people still in the contest that are probably more talented than you. It’s hurtful to just throw around that these other people don’t have any worth.
My only regret is that now I have to wait with the rest of you to see what happens next.
I think it’s important to see opposing views on gay marriage. This enables LGBT supporters to clarify and inform those who oppose same sex marriage. Not all who oppose gay marriage have these exact opinions (as listed in the above website), but it’s beneficial to understand both sides.
Heh. The funny thing is that the culture kind of already is Anti-Christian, just because of their intolerance. Thanks for sharing the link, but these arguments make me want to vomit.
This bill, passed late last night in a 93-7 vote, declares the entire USA to be a ”battleground” upon which U.S. military forces can operate with impunity, overriding Posse Comitatus and granting the military the unchecked power to arrest, detain, interrogate and even assassinate U.S. citizens with impunity.
We are officially fucked, people. Welcome to The New Regime.
“I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world. I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance. We have the United Nations in New York, and so we have an entree into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have,” Mayor Bloomberg said.
It sounds like NY is turning into something of a demilitarized zone. State-run media ordered not to cover the Occupy movement, human rights going down the toilet.
It’s upsetting to see so much corruption in a seat of power. You can just see the seeds of fascism begin to be sewed.