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< Piro >

that other site...

"morning news"

Saturday - February 1, 2003

[Piro] - 11:58:00 - [link here]

I imagine most of you who have seen the TV this morning have heard about the apparent disintegration of the Space Shuttle Columbia over Texas. I don't normally react to news items in my rantspace, but I just felt like typing, for some reason...

In life, depending on your age, there are always events that people remember: disasters or historic events that also become personal points in history. Many older people remember where they where when President Kennedy was assassinated. Most of us remember where we were when the attacks on September 11th happened. When I look back at my own life, the first event of this type that I remember was the Challenger disaster in 1986. I was a senior in high school. I only had classes in the morning that day, so I was on my way home when I heard the news on the radio. The news this morning, heard from the TV which just happened to be on as I went to get a cup of coffee, eerily reminded me of that day so many years ago.

Humans are emotional creatures. We are defined as much by the emotive events in our lives as we are by our own actions. Many times, we have no way of controlling these events, and they can come out of nowhere. Depending on your focus, you can wallow in the sadness that is life, or you can reflect happily in the joy that also is life. It's an odd paradox.

We sit here looking at proceeding into a war based on preemptive principals and 'high moral' goals (I don't think i want to get into my opinion on this potential conflict). We watch this morning as something that normally isn't even newsworthy, the return to earth of a Space Shuttle, as it suddenly bursts into our consciousness as it disintegrated over the clear skies of Texas. We watch the apparent disintegration of the lives of seven people a craft that has symbolism in its own right. Fears of our own mortality that arise when others die within the view of our conscience radars.

Somber thoughts for a quiet, grey, snowy day here in lower Michigan. I could go further with these lines of thought, but for some reason i want to just let them set. My condolences go out not only to the families of those lost in this disaster, but to those who also mourn for things that may not reach so high on the public consciousness.

Maybe thats one of the reasons people need the ability to express themselves in words, music and art. It helps you deal with all shades of things, from the joyous to the tragic.

< Dom >

The penis is evil!

"Zardoz speaks to you!"

Monday - February 3, 2003

[Dom] - 00:00:00 - [link here]

While I'm off practicing my GGXX combos (I can never get off that last HS when I do S HS 236S FRC K 9K 9K S HS... blah) Natsuki is taking over the rant space for a bit. She's going to be back on Wednesday, so consider this a teaser. Oh. And to e-mail her, don't poke dom@megatokyo.com, use cellise@IHATESPIDERS.yahoo.com, filtered by common sense. -Dom

Taking up the offer to hijack this column while Dom is off making sweetsweet love to his copy of Guilty Gear XX. *eeew* (It's nothing to be ashamed of... if they didn't want me to do it they wouldn't put the hole there -Dom)

So you may be asking yourself..."So what will we be subjected to in said rants?"

A short but nowhere near complete listing:

My sick fascination with movies like Zardoz and Ninja III the Domination!

Ravings about DIY (do-it-yourself) culture! (especially fueled since a trip to the Alternative Press Expo, but more on that on Wednesday)

Old Skool Anime Grumblings.

Shoujo manga ravings.

Fansview put my brother's life in danger! *gasp!*

Books to read! Comics to worship!

I use too many exclamation marks!

Why girls are like that.

The recipe for the perfect mug ofkeep-you-up-all-night vanilla tea.

Creative ways to knock off Na-chan and Yuu from Marmalade Boy, since that always seems to cheer piro up. :3 (that Electra-complex wench should've stuck with Miwa, dammit... and Yuu's a stalker -Dom)

To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a box of hot-n-spicy cheezits...

Japanese pop-culture tidbits.

An illuminated history of the MT forums.

Obscure Megatokyo trivia. (ooh aaaah~~~)

Cosplay wa ai~ (That should be "ha", technically, but whatever, Nats doesn't need to avoid bad IME habits -Dom)

Mad pimpage!

All this and more! (including scary little dolls)

Reminder 2/3: DO NOT E-MAIL ME, Goddammit! Can't you monkeys read? cellise at yahoo! -Dom

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