July 29th, 2007

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Miroku Meditates

Miroku Meditates



Weblike, the strands reach up his arm,
further and further,
numbering his hours
in trails of of black laced shouki.

Sometimes, when he thinks he is all alone,
he rolls up his sleeve
and look at the trail,
the death warrant
creeping towards his heart,
ever nearer.

At those moments,
he lets the feelings of regret roll through him,
the pain of longing
wrapped up in the sound of her warm voice,
the fire in her eyes,
the touch of her strong hand,
and tries not to let his dreams of what might be
with his dark-haired fighter
rip out his heart.

"Life is suffering," said the Buddha long ago.
Miroku, watching Sango from the corner of his eye
sighs,
and knows the truth about attachment.
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Things I'd love to say to writers of bad fanfics #3

Mammals were not raise for meat in Japan for the most part of its history. Although some wild game was eaten, and wild birds, too, it was mostly for medicinal purposes. Dairy products like milk were not available. Kagome would not have these food prejudices, but you can be sure that Miroku and Sanga would have. Technically Miroku probably shouldn't even been eating fish...but I can't imagine him starving for Buddhist sensibilities....

Little short article summarizing it is here:

http://web-japan.org/nipponia/nipponia36/en/feature/feature01.html
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Quiz fever....

This is Bluezinthos's fault...she posted quizes and infected me with the quiz bug

You Need Some Purple in Your Life

Purple will make you feel ambitious, independent, and creative.
And with a little purple, you will project an aura of individuality.
If you want more extravagance, you've got to get a little purple in your life!

For extra punch: Combine purple with green or orange

The downside of purple: It can evoke sad feelings

The consequences of more purple in your life:

You will feel an increase in your artistic abilities
You will find balance in the most chaotic parts of your life
You will feel calm and will be hard to disturb


You are 60% Virgo


You Communicate Like a Woman

You empathize, talk things out, and express your emotions freely.
You're a good listener, and you're non-judgmental with your advice.
Communication is how you connect with people.
You're always up for a long talk, no matter how difficult the subject matter is.


And last, but not least,

You Are 50% Weird

Normal enough to know that you're weird...
But too damn weird to do anything about it!
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I have an excuse

I have an excuse: I have tonsillitis


Between the earache,
and the throat ache,
and the headache
of this tonsillitis day
I remember, once again,
My old Remington standard office typewriter,
bought for my last $50,
with a pic of Conan the Barbarian
He of a lovely big sword and broad muscle
taped to its case.
There was one bright tonsillitis day
when wrapped in fiction writer's dreams
I created a whole world.
Those were the days
when I had great fun dreaming.

Thirty five years
separate me from that girl
who dreamed of big swords and adventure,
eldritch and wild,
of wizards and Faerie and mystical lore
and although I stand weary and wiser,
and know more names for more things,
and have long since done away with manual typewriters,
I still dream of heroes
with big swords and high adventure,
and I find
that in all the important ways, deep in my heart,
I have not changed that much at all.
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    Those Were the Days
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