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from [ profile] tamnonlinear, because i heartily approve of the idea, and because i've definitely got brain weasels that are in serious need of a stompdown.
and dedicated, perhaps, to my good friend [ profile] emofraggle, who has taught me a hell of a lot about the little pieces of human interaction that make life a better place.

Wow - what is it in the air lately? Post after filtered post about how everyone is feeling alone, disconnected, unwanted. It's not like this is one or two people - it's like a rash all over my friends list the past few days. Male, female, betwixt, undecided, seems to be an equal opportunity Brain Weasel.

Clearly, something needs to be done. I think we need to have a Brain Weasel Stomping Day.

The problem, as I've noted before, is "it's easier to see the Weasels when they're eating someone else's brain." So this is my call to my friends list, and to your friends list, and beyond. This Friday, make an effort to squish someone's Brain Weasel. (And hell, not just this Friday. Do it this weekend, do it when you think of it, do it when you're having a rough day or a good day, do it on alternate Tuesdays...just get out your jackboots and go on a grand weasel-stomp!)

Have a crush on someone? Post a flirty comment in their journal. Admire someone's skills? Post a comment about it. Just think a person is nifty? Now is the time to tell them. Doesn't matter if the post your commenting to doesn't have much to do with your comment. Just post those good thoughts. Trust me. People will appreciate it.

Do this for everyone - not just those you suspect are feeling down (After all, you might not be on their Brain Weasel filter). Take a few minutes and help launch people into the weekend with a smile. And...who knows? Maybe sharing how others make you happy will make you a bit more cheerful in return.

(...and, of course, the image that comes to mind is that of Spider Jerusalem, with that devil-mania grin, ready to go out monstering...)

Date: 2007-07-19 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
In the spirit of crushing brain weasels, I really like reading your posts. I hardly ever comment, but I read most of them and they often make me think and/or smile. :)

Date: 2007-07-20 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thank you! i've been feeling pretty isolated lately, and that makes me happy to hear.

*smile* i've been enjoying keeping up in the odd lj-bits-and-pieces with your life, too. i'd love to hear more about the work you're doing education-wise, and Fred and Valentine are really just ridiculously cute.

Date: 2007-07-19 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i am introducing my clients to comics. v for vendetta, y: the last man, ex machina...

Date: 2007-07-20 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh, nice. i'm glad you're doing that.
haven't read ex machina, i think.

*hug* i know i've said this before, pook, but i have a hell of a lot of admiration for the work you do. you're amazing.

Date: 2007-07-20 02:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
i suspect you already know i think you're nifty, but i guess the point is confirm things with words. so there :P

Date: 2007-07-20 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*grin* thank you! i much appreciate hearing that; things in my little universe have been pretty rough lately.

i still just barely know you, but you contributed quite a bit of grinning and goodness to my Roast this past year, and you seem pretty nifty yourself. maybe one of these days we can catch up for coffee or strange adventures or stories..

Huzzah, references to comic books!

Date: 2007-07-24 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Everyone read Y the last Man, or Preacher...

We should get tea! I've been turned on to tea by someone and I just can't get enough. Real tea, mind you.


Re: Huzzah, references to comic books!

Date: 2007-07-25 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yeah, i still need to get ahold of all of Preacher and read that sometime, and catch up on Y the Last Man.

tea sounds good. when might work for that?
also, i just heard that the Berkeley Kite Festival is this weekend.

Re: Huzzah, references to comic books!

Date: 2007-07-26 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nice, my plans are in the air this weekend. Do they let you in if you don't have a kite? I'll drop you a line.

Re: Huzzah, references to comic books!

Date: 2007-07-26 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i'm pretty sure you don't have to have a kite to go to the festival. :)

Date: 2007-07-31 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
wohoo!! we're moving to Berkeley on August 15. Look forwards to seeing ya, hon :)

Date: 2007-08-02 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
you too. :)
do y'all have a place to live yet, or are you still looking?


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