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07 February 2007 @ 09:26 pm
Prompt: Have you ever experienced something you couldn't explain? The brushes with it.
Prompt taken from: theatrical_muse
Character: Alec Freeman

To start with, I would like to put on record that the grammar in that prompt is atrocious. That’s all, really. I had to say it.

Something I couldn’t explain? Well, yes and no. I guess it depends on if we’re accounting for the vast potential for fucked-up-ed-ness in the human psyche. I mean, no, I’ve never seen a ghost, never seen someone fly or come back for the dead, none of that comic book shit. But what I have seen is the enormous amount of love and forgiveness that people are capable of.

I mean, let’s take Skye. I could live a million years and never be able to explain why he’s in love with me. Now, okay, I’m sure you’re all just rolling your eyes at good old Alec and his self-esteem trouble, but the point remains: why does Skye love me? Why does anyone love anyone? There are a thousand explanations, everything from the scientific (pheromones and all) to the spiritual (soul mates, anyone?). But there’s no one explanation that really can be proven. Love as a general rule can’t be explained or proven.

So why is it that I’m saying love and forgiveness can’t be explained, yet make no mention of people’s capacity to be giant assholes? You’ll have to figure that one for yourself, boys and girls. I guess I’m just jaded.
 
 
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07 February 2007 @ 09:22 pm
Prompt: Have you ever experienced some thing you can’t explain?
Prompt taken from: theatrical_muse
Character: Mika

Every damned day. I get up, and I look at myself in the mirror. I could get all egotistical here about how cool I am, but you all know that already.

Seriously though. I’m a death demon. Explain to me how it works that there's a whole class of creature that damned near can’t be killed, but doesn’t heal. I mean, what the shit is that about. It doesn’t make any sense. I can’t explain a bit of it.

There are a lot of other things that can’t be explained but have smacked me upside the head. (I even most likely deserved it. Or will in the future.)

Here’s a great one for you to break your brain on. God. I mean, He made everything, except most of my demonic cohorts, though I suppose He’s responsible for demons too, in a roundabout way, since He came up with humans. Shit. See how this gets confusing? Can’t explain God.

Now that your brains have leaked out your ears, give this one a go. The Honda Element. That thing looks like an SUV hit a minivan and the result mated with a Humvee. Badly. The mystery? Why Honda allowed that thing to happen, and why people buy them. I don’t get it.
 
 
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07 February 2007 @ 09:20 pm
Prompt: "I wish everyone in the world would learn to. . ."
Prompt taken from: "lj comm="realmofthemuse">
Character: Benjamin

I wish everyone in the world would learn to listen. When was the last time you sat down and really listened? And I don’t mean the staff meeting you just had, where you gave due thought to everyone’s ideas, honest. I don’t mean the ‘little talk’ you had with your mother, or the ‘what direction is this going’ speech from your girlfriend. I mean listen.

Honestly, I’m not sure humans are capable of it.

Get in your car. (Fly if you can. But with real wings. Not airplanes. What the hell is with airplanes, anyway? Talk about things that go against nature. But I digress.) Drive a hundred miles from anywhere. Turn off your car, get out, walk until you can’t see it anymore. Until you can’t see anything, except, everything.

Then close your eyes and listen.

You hear that?

That’s the world, people. Learn it. You’ve got to live in it, after all. A while ago, the human race stopped adapting to fit their surroundings, and started changing their surroundings to fit them. Which is all well and good – you’re still on the top of the food chain, after all – but goes against Darwinian evolution in a pretty fundamental way. (And don’t start with me about creationism. Adam’s a nice guy and all, but people are way too literal. Although I suppose I can’t talk. Zachariah’s always telling me I’m too literal. He says things and I say things and then he makes this face! It’s the Benjamin-you’re-too-literal face. He’s got an actual face to go with my literalism! But, uh never mind.)

Anyway, like I was saying, sooner or later the world is going to wake up, roll over, and step on you on its way out of bed. Or at least, I think that’s what I was saying. But that’s a pretty weird image once you stop to think about it. So, uh, don’t. I guess.

Listen.

Listen to your friends, your lovers, your family. Listen to total strangers who are worlds away, because I’ve got news for you, they’re people just like everyone else. Listen to your pets and the animals at the zoo. Listen to the plants – the trees as they talk to each other in the wind, the flowers humming lazily in the sun. Listen to the weather as the rain falls and the clouds move above you. Listen to the earth moving under your feet and the air move past your face. The world is not static. It’s ever- changing. But it doesn’t announce that. It just sort of moves around you, and if you’re not paying attention, you’ll never know what’s going on. Not in the way that matters, at least.
 
 
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07 February 2007 @ 09:17 pm
Prompt: "I wish everyone in the world would learn to. . ."
Prompt taken from: realmof_themuse
Character: Nicky Walker

I wish everyone in the world would learn to . . . not breed.

We've all heard about how there are millions of unwanted animals and that we should spay or neuter our faithful furry companion so as to not increase the surplus population. Honestly, humans are just animals, so I think this comes down to that old phrase of "practice what you preach". You think an unwanted puppy living in a dirty alley or getting kicked around a scuzzy low rent apartment is pitiful? Now imagine that it's human.

Understand I'm not saying that guys should go and get their testicles snipped off, but use a condom. That's what they're around for. Or the women can take a pill. It won't kill anyone. In fact, it might stop some killing. If you never get pregnant/got someone pregnant, then you don't have to worry about abortions, or the cost of feeding, housing or clothing the child, or it expiring when you can't or won't do those things.

I would like the world to learn to think before they fuck.

We should treat humans at least as well as we would like to treat pets.
 
 
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07 February 2007 @ 08:58 pm
So here we go, folks, prompt comm! 

Rules, regs, and all that jazz.Collapse )
 
 
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