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Blogathon: Elsewhereish 
1st-Aug-2010 05:58 am
Once upon a time, there was a girl with hair as gold as honey and lips as red as pomegranates. You grew up twisted, gnarled. She grew up entwined with the things that were poisoning her, and she learned to draw sustenance from them.

She learned how to fight to wound and prolong the kill. She learned how to provoke anger and how to provoke lust. She learned how to make people believe what she wanted them to believe. She learned how much pain a body can take without permanent damage.

She would never admit it, but her life has been full of choices. Everyone's life is full of choices, made of choices. She would like to blame her malevolence on her childhood, but she did not have to choose this. She had every chance you had.

That has been the hardest to see - that you had all of the same choices, often at the same time. And though you made choices that hindered you, she made choice that stunted her, warped her.

And as you wake up, she pulls herself deeper.

You will never be her. You have chosen.

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Team Venture built this city on rock and roll.

Our internet has suddenly gotten very iffy. If we disappear, we didn't fall asleep, we got cut off!
1st-Aug-2010 10:08 am (UTC)
Huh, I had been picturing Kai (I assume that's about Kai) as dark-haired. Not sure why.
1st-Aug-2010 10:09 am (UTC)
Nope, always been honey-blonde!
1st-Aug-2010 10:17 am (UTC)
Team Venture has seen a million faces, and has rocked them all.

Reminds me! Summer 1987 I went to a large summer camp. Too large for me. I felt disconnected from it and wasn't enjoying myself, and thus wasn't doing as much as I could have, and was derangedly bored. I wrote new lyrics for "Wanted Dead Or Alive." I only remember my chorus:

I'm a camper
I'm bored out of my mind
I'm in want of aaaaaaa good tiiiiiime
1st-Aug-2010 10:18 am (UTC)
That happened to me last year. A big thunderstorm came through and we lost power.
1st-Aug-2010 10:19 am (UTC)
Just want you to know that you are providing wonderful reading for my night of insomnia. My second niece was born last night and after rushing rushing rushing we get there to find we JUST missed the delivery.

She is a beautiful healthy baby and I have her 19 month old sister to chase after in an hour or so, but for some reason I can't stay asleep tonight. I have loved having your snippets to read (plus they help me mark time, how long did I sleep that time? How many new blogathon posts are there?)

I can't donata, something I regret considering you are staying awake tonight on purpose :-)

Good luck with the final stretch!!
1st-Aug-2010 12:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, *this*. I was just talking to firinel the other day about whether you have to forgive someone to move on, and I said no. I met my Kai's parents and I know how she got the way she was(is?), but just like you said, I'm damaged, a whole lot of my friends are damaged, but we didn't choose to keep inflicting damage on others in turn. Intentional malevolence is not so forgivable in my book.
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